Straightforward and honest advice to help you look your best! Skin care and grooming tutorials, product reviews, and tips, all for YOU! Here you will find hand-picked product recommendations, interesting articles, and helpful hints to improve your skin and skin care routine....and whatever else floats my boat!
I really like Karmin! If you haven't heard of them, Karmin is a cover band that made it big by posting their videos on YouTube! They are incredibly talented and have an amazing way of making songs their own. Just check out this cover of a Chris Brown song, I like Karmin's version WAYYY better!
Here's another one that is more of a "production".
Aren't they great?
I hope I was able to introduce you to something new today :)
Whoa, whoa, whoa! What an AMAZING weekend! Friday started off a little rough, I had midterm exams bright and early but once those were over things really turned around!! Friday night (4/13/12) there was a traveling party called DayGlow in town and we had tickets. If you have never heard of DayGlow, it is the self proclaimed "world's largest paint party". I am a huge fan of anything over the top, I mean, I have been known to go to a Ke$ha concert once or twice, so this was right up my alley!
The evening started off great, my friends a I looked fresh and clean, but that went downhill QUICK! Here is the night in photos, truly an AWESOME experience and I WILL be going again next year!
That's me with the pink paint! Got him good!
Trying to text on my phone thru a plastic bag, lol
So if you are ever looking for a great dance party, consider DayGlow!! It was such a blast, highly recommended!
I have searched the globe HIGHandlow to find the PERFECT hair styling product! As someone who willingly accepts change, I am always eager to try new products with hopes of finding one that is better than the last. I am also very price conscious, so I strive to find comparable products at a cheaper price, all this for you guys! ...well, I guess I get plenty of personal satisfaction out of it too!
To no avail have I been able to find a hair styling product that I love as much as Fiber by American Crew! This matte finish styling cream/clay gives your hair a chunky, bed-head look with a strong hold that lasts all day without ANY flaking! The 3 oz tub lasts for about 2 months, is good till the last drop, and is reasonably priced. I typically pay ~$17 for a tub of it at my local hair salon. Sometimes I even get Buy 1 get 50% Off the 2nd, which is ideal! ...what can I say, I'm a college student!
There are other hair styling products that have a similar effect, and I stand behind my previous reviews of products from Hairbond and Jock Soap, but seriously I just keep coming back to American Crew. There is something about the texture of the product, ease of use, and scent that I really love. They really hit the nail on the head with this one!
Check it out on Amazon.com below:
1 pack and 2 pack (save $$)
ONE LAST THING: The secret to this product is to apply it into towel-dried hair! When you get out of the shower, dry your hair and body, get dressed, then immediately style your hair. The moisture allows for easier styling and a better hold. TRUST ME. If my hair is dry I will re-wet it and towel dry it again before I apply the product.
I have tried the other types of American Crew styling products and shampoos, etc. They are all really nice, just on the expensive side. Feel free to check out these other products that I recommend (if you have the budget!) The Defining Paste also has a matte finish, just a lighter hold.
C-ya tomorrow for Friiday, Friiiday, Friiiiidaaayy!
Yes, my friends, the pioneers of vanity and visual deception were actually of the male species! Back in the day, and I'm talking like 18th century, men powdered their faces, wore rouge (a.k.a. blush) on their cheeks, and even eye makeup. Talk about diva! Even in ancient Egypt the Kings used moisturizer to thwart dry skin and kohl for eye liner...that was like 3000 BC.
So next time someone gives you (or me!) slack for using a little bit of powder to reduce shine or concealer to cover up a pimple, just say:
...and remind them that makeup was invented for men!
Good afternoon everyone! This is a great post and one that I have been planning on putting together for quite a while! Here are 10 great products, all under $10! Many of them you will be able to find in your local drugstore/supermarket but for convenience I added the amazon.com link that will give you a little bit more information about each product. Lets get started:
10) Dream Essentials Cooling Eye Mask
Umm, HELLO?!? If you do not own one of these, WTH are you waiting for?!? This eye mask and similar ones by other brands are a true treat. Place this puppy in the fridge for an hour or two (I store mine there so its always ready), put it on your face, and relax! It really does reduce puffiness around eyes and is one of my best relaxation techniques. This one is perfect because it has cut-outs for your eyes, which don't tolerate cold very well. Remember, DO NOT put it in the freezer! The frozen gel will be too cold for your skin, plus it may explode! Refrigerate only.
9) BOD Really Ripped Abs
Personally, I am not a huge fan of the drugstore body sprays like AXE but sometimes you just need something cheap to throw in your gym bag to help you freshen up after a hard workout. If you are going to choose one, definitely give "Really Ripped Abs" a try! The scent is more than tolerable and you might actually get a few compliments...just don't over-do it! Plus, the bottle is HUGE so it will last for a looooong time.
8) Aquasentials Mesh Body Pouf
Call it what you want, loofah, luffa, body pouf, these things aren't just for the girls! I personally love my shower pouf and it is the BEST to use with a body wash. After using one of these things, you'll understand! I do not use it every shower but at least once a week to get smooth, exfoliated skin. Make sure you hang the pouf up after use so it can air-dry, also, they don't last forever so be sure to replace it once it feels "loose" (that's why the pack of 4 below is great).
7) Zia Natural HydraShield Shave Cream
This is an excellent shave cream that is totally free of irritating ingredients including fragrance! Ideal for normal to dry skin, it is affordable, moisturizing, and very well formulated. Although the thick texture will require very thorough rinsing of your razor between each stroke.
6) Yes To Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser
This is a gentle, soothing cleanser that is perfect for normal to dry skin types! The formula does not contain irritating plant extracts and effectively removes dirt and makeup. Plus the price is on point!
5) CFA Active Cat Mouse Toy with Catnip
So if this isn't random, I don't know what is! However, considering how many people have cats as house pets, it is probably more relevant than not... Anyways, my cat is freaking obsessed with this toy! I bought it once and after about two months I had to throw it away because it had been through wayy too much kitty torture (i.e. dropped in the toilet and hind-leg kicked to death). Your cat WILL love you forever if you buy him/her this toy :)
Baby Roux, absolutely gorgeous!
4) Shick Hydro 3-Blade Razor
I rotate between a 5-blade and a 3-blade razor depending on what I am shaving, the amount of time I have to shave, and my mood in general. I really like Shick's 3-blade razors because I routinely get a great shave with very little irritation! Their new "Hydro" line is great and they also make a 5-blade version, and a "Hydro Power" version that vibrates (just a gimmick, if you ask me). I use the Gillette Fusion 5-blade razors but I'm sure this one is great too.
3) St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Wash
OMG, this body wash is the SH*T! I have tried SO MANY body washes including many from Olay which claim to be ultra moisturizing...that's a joke. Seriously, this body wash will leave your skin SUPER soft and moisturized especially when you use it with a body pouf (like above) or a washcloth. Plus it has a delicious unisex scent! This is a 2-pack for so cheap!
2) Olay Ultra Moisture Lotion with Shea Butter
So this is the body lotion I used in my video "Getting Ready To Go Out, Fast!" A great lotion for all seasons, this lotion smells great, contains plenty of skin-beneficial ingredients (like Vitamin E, Vitamin B3, and of course Shea butter). A total winner in my opinion! One last thing, it has a VERY small amount of shimmer in it that only you will notice, personally I find it gives your skin a nice radiance and I like it...okurrrr.
Here is the video :)
1) Maybelline ShineFree Loose Powder
This is a product that MOST guys could use! Its so cheap, why not?!? This is a loose powder that you lightly apply to your face to take down shine, that's it guys! This is NOT makeup! Its completely sheer (a.k.a. transparent) so nobody will know you have powder on your face but they will know you are not shiny!! If you purchase this powder, make sure you get a good brush to apply it with, the included pad/pouf is crapola!
Choose shade: Light (1st) or Medium (2nd)
All these products are definitely worth a try, I hope you enjoy them!
Let's start this week off with a mid-day dance party, why not?! PRESS PLAY NOW (beware of profanity! lol) I have neglected my blog for ~18 days and I owe it to you. I promise you this week will bring a bounty of new posts and fun tips and tricks! ...however, I can't speak for next week, you guys know I live one week at a time. There is something to be said about living in the moment!
Here on the East coast of the US things have been getting a little hectic. This April isn't a great month for multitasking considering I am graduating in May, then prepping to take the nursing state board exam (NCLEX) sometime in June. As excited as I am to graduate, I am also under much stress to push through school, continue with work, and of course maintain my baby, MensSkinCareWithRoss.
Anything not to FAIL as bad as this girl....
I'm sorry, but that never gets old!
That being said, lets all breathe IN through the nose, and OUT through the mouth (it really works!), put on our dancing shoes, and let loose for lunch...well, at least here on the East coast!