Sunday, December 26, 2010

HH&S on hiatus

Blog author is dealing with chronic pain disorder - website on hiatus for now.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Promises, promises...

Maybelline's Falsies mascara promises lashes that look as long and lush as extensions. That's good, because my lashes are trashed from constant eyelash extensions. Here are the pics, on my lips - Cover Girls lip stain...

This looks like any other mascara. Promises, promises....

Link Love!

I work a corporate day job so I can longer wear Alice Cooper makeup and have green hair. But a girl can dream, right? Here are the beauty blogs I follow.

Pink Sith - A Pink Darth Vader invades planet earth and dispels beauty advice. That's good, considering most women are totally crazed from reading fashion magazines and their schizo advice. Elvira will also add your link to her page without requiring you to walk on glass and eat fire like the rest of these self important beauty bloggers. One of my faves.

Adora Brat - This insanely gorgeous woman is a model, has 3 kids, can bake, and blogs even when she is high as a kite on medicines to combat respiratory illnesses. And what did YOU do today. Yeah, same here. Going to open my big bag of disappointment now. Lady Gaga, this girl could tear you to pieces.

Glitter is my Crack - Ok - well if this girl is a crackhead then she certainly is high functioning. A website that proves makeup is not just useless garbage to smear on your face. This girl's face should adorn the cover of Art in America.

Beauty Thesis - This brainy sweet faced beauty looks at the world of beauty with wonder and curiosity. Her eyes sparkle like gumdrops. She actually writes back to you if you write to her about makeup. A NICE GIRL! Go say hi!

Heart-On for Indie Makeup - Wow - Another blog that shows how creative makeup artistry can get. I drool over T's giant blue eyes that peer out through monster spider lashes. She's a musician and getting her masters' degree in Literature. A tall girl, too.

Brooklyn Dolls - New Yorkers who go uptown, downtown and to every borough to find cool spots for nails and makeup. A great website for Sephora junkies. And the east coast is where it all happens people. I know - I used to live there. If you buy your crappy makeup from CVS, at least go to this blog so they can tell you how to wear it. So cool I almost feel unworthy.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

HH&S goes weekly

Grrrr - chronic pain sucks. And you know why? The fatigue, the meds, aaaah! Say it with me! AAAAAH!
Ok - so this blog is going weekly - have to focus on the paid writing gigs.
But you what they say... less is more. And I live in Texas! I could get shot for saying that.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Fortifying Leave In conditioner

Once in a while a random product just knocks my socks off. Here is one of those times!
This leave in conditioner from Garnier isn't greasy, doesn't weigh down the hair, and actually does add noticeable shine. I've been using a quarter sized amount on my ends before I blow dry my hair and I have noticed a silky, soft sheen. It also seems to inhibit the horrible static electricity that plagues our luscious locks during these winter months.
The only complaint I have with Garnier is that all their products smell the same - that green apple scent is not very appealing. However, their shampoos and conditioners continue to be at the top of my list.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pantene Brunette Expressions

This shampoo and conditioner is designed to bring out the rich brunette tones in color treated browns. The science behind this product goes something like this – hair color “chips” away at hair, similar to scratches on a car. This shampoo fills in the chips  and scuffs on the hair shaft, thus allowing the hair to be more radiant. The shampoo glitters like coppery maple syrup, and the conditioner is the consistency of almond butter. I’ve used this product twice already, and I am seeing some richness in my long suffering brown locks. The only downside to this combo is it is a bit drying – so I do not recommend for daily use.
What shampoos do you use to enhance your natural or color treated hair? Check in with me and share your secrets!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Liz goes Au Naturel - With Crystals!

I wear alot of dark clothing, and have left the house many times with embarrassing deodorant smears ruining my look. So, with that in mind I decided to test out the Crystal Deodorant stone. This simple block of alum and mineral salts requires nothing but a damp arm pit and a desire to stop smelling. I warned honest friends to let me know if I started to smell ripe, and used the stone twice a day just to be safe. The result? It works! No longer do my underarms smell like nauseating scents such as "Tropical Breeze". I think I might go all natural from now on.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

No more money (and hair) down the drain

Is the water in the shower up to your knees by the time you are done rinsing your hair? Stop using environment killing chemicals and get an EZ Zip! I ::heart:: this gadget, and I wish I had invented it. It's a long string of plastic with sharp "thorns" on the edges. Simply scoot it down the drain and then pull it back out - get ready for mucho disgusting stuff to appear from your drain. It really works and it's a great way to keep drains clear of hair, especially for us long hair gals.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Burt's Bees Radiance with Royal Jelly body lotion

The first time I used this lotion from Burt's Bees I saw no radiance or shimmer on my skin at all. So I tried it again and used more - that's when I started to see sparkles on my arms and shoulders. The active ingredient that provides the sparkle is Mica, some kind of ground up mineral. This milky, non greasy  body lotion is fun for when you need some extra pizazz. Just be aware the scent is strong and somewhat like orchids - a bit off putting.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Cookie nails

I got the urge to make my nails and toes look like Christmas cookies. Experimenting with nail colors and sparkle top coats is a great way to create new looks. Here's what I used: Milani Red To Wear Red, NYC Long Wearing Nail Enamel in 105A, Starry Silver Glitter, Wet N Wild Wild Shine nail color in French White Creme, and Milani Disco Lights 89

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gotta Getta Gotu Kola!

Don't you hate when supermodels and other women who have had millions of dollars worth of plastic surgery say things like, "Oh well real beauty comes from inside". SHUT UP YOU EVIL HENS. That's why you all get plastic surgery then, right? Please. Makes me want to fling myself out a window. Anyway - speaking of getting all pretty on the inside, check out this link about the cellulite curing properties of Gotu Kola. I bought a bottle a while back and found it lurking in my fridge, and I'm going to start taking it every day. Sorry - no Liz before and after butt shots. Give me some dignity, ok?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Almay Intense i-Color mascara

Almay cosmetics are really boring - but this mascara , in the purple amethyst shade, promises 300% fuller lashes. I had to try it. It says the shade is for brown eyes, so I popped in some brown contacts. Here's the before and afters. 
very psyched to try this 
ho hum

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Evil Twin - Nars Vs. Confetti

I found a cheap stand in for Nars' PokerFace nail color. It's called Belle of the Ball, Color #071 by Confetti. I picked this bottle up at CVS. And the price?  $3.99 Check out the pics and see for yourself if this color matches Nars' $16.00 polish.  NARS Nail Polish, Pokerface

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Here come the body lotions

Tell me if you can relate to this - every year for Xmas I get body lotions from people I don't particularly like/know or want presents from in the first place. Regifting has made it possible for people to toss off really gnarly body lotions and hand creams to some poor unsuspecting person.
So - what to do? Well - your little footies are not very discriminating, and they will love you very much if you slather on that pineapple coffee raisin kiwi lotion on them, cover them with socks, and wish them a good night. Seriously, just think if you do this every night throughout the winter, by spring your feet will be silky smooth, and all the body lotions will be gone.
At least until next Xmas, when some coworker gives you a bag of rejects that somebody gave her. But.. it's the thought that counts... umm... yeah.
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