Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to "Makeover" a Synthetic Wig

Synthetic wigs or hairpieces can be appealing to a lot of people because it is cheaper than human hair. However, you don't really have too many options when it comes to changing the style of the wig, like straightening or curling it. UNTIL NOW!! I was searching on youtube for ways to "change" my synthetic wig, which was way too curly and shiny, and found a few options. I'm going to take you through the process of my favorite method right now with pictures I took of my own wig. 


Notice how curly and shiny the wig is?

Hang the wig in a tub or over a sink, to catch the water. Put a pot of water on the stove to boil. Take the water off right before it boils, when little bubbles start to appear on the bottom of the pot.

The water is not boiling, but little bubbles are starting to form.
I put 2 pots of water on so that while I am using the first one, the other one is getting hot.

Next SLOWLY and CAREFULLY pour the hot water over the hair. You will need to do this process a couple times to make sure all the hair is saturated all the way through. If you are nervous to try this on the whole thing, try it on a small section of the hair first just to reassure yourself it won't melt.

I did this step 3 times. This is it after I finger combed it and hung it to dry.

Allow the wig to dry, finger combing it a few times as it dries. Notice how straight the wig is now?! The more times you pour hot water on the hair, the straighter it will get. I did it 3 times and my wig still has a little flip to the ends, which I like.


The result? A curly mess into a straight wig worth wearing!! Another tip, is to spray a dry shampoo through the wig, or even use baby powder for lighter wigs, and that will help remove some of the shine!

I hope this helps you to transform your synthetic wig!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cheyenne's Designs Mineral Makeup Review

I was so excited to get my package from Cheyenne's Designs! I received the Mineral Kit #1. Here is what is included in this kit:

1 foundation
1 blush
1 setting powder 
3 mineral eyeshadows

I got my foundation in Moonkissed for fair-light. This has pink undertones and has a slight shimmer.This foundation has great coverage and really makes your skin look great! 

MV Setting Powder- sets foundation and absorbs oils throughout the day without making skin dry. This really helped hold my makeup in place. I even used it to set my liquid foundation, and it worked beautifully.

I got my blush in Alluring which is actually a light pink highlighter. It has just the right amount of shimmer. If you have a darker skin tone, I would recommend getting a darker shade of blush, I am fair and I use this as a highlighter for my cheekbones.

For my eyeshadows I got: Pixie MeMe Purple- a lavender with a slight shimmer. This is a beautiful light purple.

Bright Eyes- white shimmer/highlighter. This is an amazing highlighter for just under the brow bone, in the inner tear duct of the eye, and even along the cheekbones. It really catches the light and brings a beautiful glow wherever applied.

Champagne- light pink bronze with brown undertones and sparkle. This is my favorite thing in the whole kit! I love the color and appearance of this shadow on my eyelids! It is the perfect champagne color. I got compliments on how blue/green my eyes looked while I was wearing this shadow. I have worn it everyday since I got my package, with browns, pinks, and even black smokey eye looks! This one is a "MUST HAVE."

I just applied my moisturizer/base to my face first. Second I applied a little concealer to my under eyes, but it is not needed, then I applied the Moonkissed foundation with a kabuki brush in circular motions all over my face. I then applied a little of my own blush to my cheeks and then the MV setting powder with a large fluffy brush. I then used the Alluring blush/highlighter to highlight my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose, and little of my own bronzer to the hollows of my cheeks. I really enjoyed the way my skin looked and felt while wearing these products. My skin feels great after wearing them, not oily, dry, and no breakouts. I have very sensitive skin, so no breakouts is an amazing thing for me! I will say this again, my very favorite product in the whole kit is the Champagne eyeshadow shade! This is a beautiful color!

Debbie is really amazing at what she does! She grinds the minerals herself to make her own, never repackaged from other companies, shades! She even offers $1 samples so that you can make sure you get the right foundation shade before buying the full priced package. Oh, and shipping is FREE!! You can check her out here: Cheyenne's Designs.

I really loved these mineral products, and I know you will too!!!

I received these products, but these opinions are my own, professionally based opinions. I was in no way compensated for this review, other than receiving the kit to try and review.

Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions Waterproof-Review

For someone with short and blonde eyelashes, a great mascara is a must! I have seen and heard a lot about Maybeline XXL Pro Extensions Waterproof mascara on Youtube, and decided to try it out myself. This is a two step process mascara. Step #1 is white, and is applied just like regular mascara. This step is supposed to unlock unruly lashes and lock them into place. Step #2 is to apply the waterproof top coat to extend and lengthen the lashes. I found this very easy to apply, my one complaint about application is that if you have curled your lashes prior to application, which most of us do, you want to be careful that  your lashes don't hit the top of your lid, leaving black dots on your nice eyeshadow job.

This mascara definitely gave me longer fuller looking lashes! My lashes have actually grown quite a bit in the last couple of months, due to a new eyelash conditioner I will be reviewing later, and this mascara really made them look quite beautiful.This mascara almost gives my lashes the appearance of false lashes, especially since I am used to blonde short lashes. It is certainly waterproof, I had to use my eye makeup remover 2 times to make sure it was all off. Which brings me to my next point, if you don't get all of the mascara off from the last application and apply the mascara as normal, you may have some clumping or "spider leg" appearance to your lashes. Some people are ok with this look, the eyelashes seem fuller, but I am not so I just make sure I get it all off at night.

This mascara also lasts a long time. I have fallen asleep in this mascara and woken up with beautiful lashes in the morning! :) Overall, I really enjoy the way this mascara makes my lashes look!

Bottom line- I will continue to use this mascara and purchase it again. Hope this helps!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Free John Frieda Haircolor

Go HERE and take a quick survey to see if you qualify for a FREE box of John Freida haircolor! Click on the Get Special Offer tab! :)