Thursday, May 3, 2012

NYC City Sweets Sweepstakes

Hey chicas!

I just wanted to share with you a contest that I came across on Facebook. All you need to do is go to the NYC New York Color page and "like" it, and then you'll be able to sign up. You can enter for a chance to win a year of Sprinkles Cupcakes and NYC makeup!

Grand prize winner gets 12 Sprinkles cupcake mixes (one for each month), and the NYC New York Color City Sweets Collection.  
10 second prize winners will get the NYC New York Color City Sweets Collection!
The contest ends May 15th, and you can sign up once a day! Check it out here

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Hey chicas!

This is overdue, but I was tagged by Iris from be you forever, which you can find here. Thank you very much for nominating me!



The Rules: 
 
                                            1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers whose blogs you enjoy most
                                            2. Let them know you nominated them.
                                           
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
                                           
4. Thank the blogger that nominated you.
                                           
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post.

 I nominate (in no particular order): 

7 Random Facts:

1. I'm a picky eater
2. I'm accident prone
3. Got into beauty because of my mom's obsession
4. Semi obsessive compulsive 
5. Cotton candy is a weakness. See it, gotta have some!
6. Huge music and movie buff
7. I'm an only child

Tip of the Week:Alternative use for shaving cream

Hey chicas!

I'm always searching, finding, and trying different beauty tricks and tips, so I've decided to have a "tip of the day", or maybe a "tip of the week". Hmmm. Yeah, it'll probably be a "tip of the week", and hopefully I will have a tip for ya every week (fingers crossed!)

So, if you guys are like me, I ALWAYS use all of my shampoo up before I've used all of my conditioner. And, I don't always use the same shampoo and conditioner, so I buy more, the cycle continues, and I'm left with tons of conditioners just sitting there waiting to be used. Well, there is now a use for your leftover conditioner...alternative use for shaving cream! That's right! You can use your conditioner as shaving cream.
I don't remember what I was doing or searching for to stumble across this tip, but I'm glad I did. And I now know that they had this cost saving tip at Cosmopolitan, along with other beauty tips that you can check out here. The first time I tried it, the conditioner I used irritated my legs, but I've done it since then using other conditioners, and my legs were fine. So, that might be something to keep in mind if you have sensitive skin. And, I've also never tried it on my underarms. I usually just use soap, since underarms are even more of a sensitive spot, but if you want to test it and try it, let me know how you like it!

Pros of using conditioner as an alternative:
-it works just as well as shaving cream
-smells good
-cost saving
-makes your legs extremely soft and smooth
-lathers and moisturizes just like shaving cream
-it's good to use up that conditioner that is leftover, or that you didn't like for you hair

Cons
-could irritate your legs
-you could cut yourself easier since it makes your legs really slick
-I read that some say it dulls your blade faster, but I don't see any difference. So, a few things to consider...

All in all, I love this tip. I use conditioner all of the time now, since I have so much to use up.

What do you think of this tip? Have you used conditioner to shave?