Monday, October 29, 2012

Free Blog Event: $600 In Beauty Products Giveaway

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tesla #2



It seems like yesterday I adopted my cute little kitten from the animal shelter. She is now seven months and though still cute, no longer a kitten. She's grown so much in the past few months! Now when she jumps on me from the window, she almost leaves me out of breath. She keeps me warm at night. I love my kitten!




Monday, October 22, 2012

Influenster Beauty VoxBox 2012


Influenster Beauty VoxBox 2012! Here is what I found inside:



NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact: $4.99
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit: $5.99
Bath & Body Works Mini Candles: $3.50
EBOOST: $28 for box of 20 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 30 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 12 shots
Goody Simple Style Spin Pin: $7.29
Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream: $6.00

And as a bonus product I received:

Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin

This is my second VoxBox from Influenster, I am very excited to have been selected and I'm looking forward to testing out each and every single product in the box.



If you don't know what's Influenster: it's a program where you can test out products for FREE as you unlock badges, so long as you give feedback. This is completely free!!! To sign up, go to Influenster.com or let me know in a comment below if you need an invite, only leave your e-mail address!


Disclaimer: I recieved these products for free from Influenster.com. All opinions are my own and completely honest.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NOTD - Nabi Nail Polish


Oh, the joys of the dollar store! I love going to the dollar store looking for beauty stuff.
You never know what you'll find, since high end products could be available sometimes for the low price of $1! The other day I found lots of cute nail polishes for $1. I don't know the Nabi brand at all, so I only bought one in pink color, just to try it out and be on the safe side.


Pink
Pretty!

The container is really cute. I have to say I really like the color. It is vibrant and glossy. It doesn't take too long to dry and the color is solid, so I only applied two coats. I think I will be buying more of these since they are so affordable!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Parnevu Hair Products Review



I have done all kinds of horrible things to my hair, and because of it, it has been so dry and damaged! My hair has been dyed several times, and add the daily styling and use of heat and you get REALLY damaged hair. My hair is very thick and coarse and has a hay-like texture at the ends, and every time I brush it it breaks and/or just falls off. Also I have terrible, horrible, scary split ends. I have tried a bunch of products to try to cope with these problems but so far only a few work, but not to the level I would like. 
I have been trying a few different products from Parnevu for the last couple of weeks, and I have to say I am very impressed with their products. I mainly selected Parnevu products for my dry hair. The Parnevu products I chose were:


·       T-Tree Leave In Conditioner - Helps lock in moisture, prevents flakes and itching, and helps strengthen hair.
·       Extra Dry Scalp Therapy For Extra Dry Hair Leave in Conditioner -  Helps with dry scalp, and breakage, and stimulates roots.
·       Extra Dry Hair Mayonnaise For weak damaged hair.




This is how my hair looked a little over two weeks ago:



You can see its lack of luster, split ends, and overall dryness.

How did I use it?
I wash my hair every other day. So at the beginning, I was a little crazy going overboard with how much product I used and where. I would put a lot of product and then my hair would end up all limp and weighed down. So I had to changed that. I put the Scalp Therapy treatment on my roots only, massaging softly. Then I put the T-Tree Leave-In Conditioner in the middle section of my hair. And then finally, at the ends, I apply the Hair Mayonnaise. A little bit of each does the job. 

Another awesome use I found: the hair Mayonnaise is great as a styling product. I cannot stress how much better it is for creating beachy waves than gel or other products. Not only does it provide shine and nutrients for the hair, it also keeps the hair in place. Look how pretty (and it smells wonderful, nothing like mayonnaise, in case you were wondering)!

After one week

Deep conditioning:
So far my favorite Parnevu product of the three I choose is the hair Mayonnaise. I did the deep conditioning treatment by washing my hair first, then saturating my hair with the Parnevu Hair Mayonnaise, and leaving it in for twenty minutes with a shower cap on, and finally rinsing it off with warm water. 
I did not apply any product after the deep conditioning and let it air dry. The result? Shiny, bouncy, super soft hair, with a light pleasant scent. 

The good:
It works. It works wonders when you deep condition, provides shine, does not weigh hair down, and smells wonderful. Also, the products are SUPER affordable, unlike many similar products.

The bad:
If you do not wash your hair really well, the product will tend to build up.  That is about the only issue I found.

The verdict?
I love Parnevu! It's only been a little over two weeks of using Parnevu hair products but I can already see a huge difference. It smells so nice, nothing overwhelming, but a pleasant fresh smell. They left my hair soft and touchable. My ends are soft. My hair does not have that hay-like texture anymore. The shine has greatly increased and when I brush it I don't lose a lot of hair anymore. 


I would definitely recommend Parnevu with people with hair problems like mine. 


Buy it: go to www.parnevu.com to check out even more Parnevu products,or visit your local beauty supply store. Follow Parnevu on Facebook and Twitter for news, discounts and tips!




Disclaimer: Parnevu kindly gave me these products in exchange for a review. All opinions are mine and completely honest. 


Thursday, October 11, 2012

What is Influenster???

Have you heard of Influenster?
If not, well, it is a program that allows you to try new brands for free. You unlock badges, a lot of them related to social media and then they send you a Box Vox full of goodies with a certain theme. You can provide your honest feedback on every product in the box by either making a video or writing about it on your blog, you don't have to, but this will give you better chances of being eligible for any program they may have in the future.

Recently, Influenster launched a brand new design on their website, including more Vox Box programs, more products to try, and many ways to unlock new badges, making an already awesome thing to do, into something even more fun and awesome! The new site is very user-friendly, colorful and attractive, with many opportunities to give your honest feedback on brands you love, and brands you don't love so much. It is fun to use, and every time I log in, I discover something new! Either a product I'd like to review on their site and upload a fun photo of my and my favorite tea, or a new badge I can unlock.

How much does it cost?
Nothing, it's FREE. Zero. Nada.

How do I sign up?
Go to influenster.com and sign up for an account. I can also send you an e-mail invite.

How do I qualify for a Vox Box?
The more badges you unlock the more chances you have of qualifing for a program. Also, don't forget to interact with their pages on Facebook, and Twitter!







Thursday, October 4, 2012

OASAP Coupon Code



I am so excited to let you all know that Oasap has kindly offered my readers a coupon code for 35% off your purchase!

I have done a review on their amazing clothing before, if you would like to see what I got go HERE.

They have really cute stuff, Oasap is a heaven for any fashionista. They have everything you can imagine: belts, boots, high heels, earrings, necklaces, dresses, skirts, jackets, beauty products, purses, tights... and the list goes on and on. All for super affordable prices!





Enter yenythinks at checkout!!
Expires December 31st, 2012



If you would like to participate on the Oasap Fashion Hunter Program where you can get freebies in exchange a post on your Lookbook, Chictopia or Blogspot, you can do so HERE.
PS: If you join through this invite and approved to be Oasap Fashion Hunter, I’ll get $8 cash credit. You can invite your friends and get money too.

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Off Balance: A Memoir Book Review



The 2012 Olympics have been over for a while now, I know, but I still love to watch the gymnastics competitions on YouTube.
I was never really interested in the Olympics, but since Gabby Douglas' victory, I started taking an interested in the sport of gymnastics. So, browsing through her routines, I came across the celebrated the Perfect 10, Nadia Comaneci, and then Dominique Moceanu. Dominique really caught my attention because among the Magnificent Seven, she was so tiny and cute, so I started researching more about her, and came across the fact that she had a book.


Buy it: Amazon.com


The book is called Off Balance: A Memoir.
She wrote this book to tell her story. It is a very easy read, a very informal style, it feels as if Dominique was telling you the story, right there while drinking tea in your kitchen, like an old friend. She goes back and forth in time during the book.
In her book, she discloses a lot of personal issues as well as her career. Dominique Moceanu talks about her Romanian heritage a lot, how her parents came from Romania looking for a better life. She talks about her coaches' physical and emotional abuse that marked her childhood, her love of gymnastics that let her and her team win the Gold in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and  tumultuous family life that ultimately led her to request emancipation from her parents at the age of 17. But the most shocking revelation in the book is the fact that she had a secret sister, Jennifer, that her parents gave up for adoption because she was born without legs. She talks about meeting her sister, and coming together, catching up with all those missed years, and the contrast of her sister's life to hers.
I loved that she included the personal pictures that help to give a more personal feel to the story.

The book is a nice read, and Dominique, at the end comes off as a brave, courageous young woman who was able to put a stop to years of abuse and was able to take back her life. A very informative book, answers a lot of questions that fans might have, and leaves you with a pretty good idea of who Dominique Moceanu is a human being. This is a good read, with a happy ending.


Highly recommended!



Disclaimer: I was not provided with any type of payment or reward. All my opinions are my own and completely honest. Picture from Amazon.com under Fair Use Act for purposes of criticism

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Free Target Beauty Bag! Hurry!



Fall Target Beauty Bag, Hurry!
Get samples of brands you love, and a beautiful makeup bag, free!
This offer only lasts a few days at most.
Enter HERE, let me know if you got one. :)
THIS IS NOW CLOSED, THEY WERE GONE IN ONE DAY!