Friday, December 28, 2012

Winter Hair care

There's nothing like cold weather to wreck havoc on your tresses. The Winter weather dries out the cuticles, causing ends to become harsh and brittle. The best thing to do to during the winter months is moisturize, moisturize and you guessed it moisturize. 
My Hair Texture  may be considered 3C hair was thin around  temple, used Jamaican Black Castor oil to make them grow back in .Jamaican Black Castor oil , 
My hair is natural curly and my hair type is a 3c 4A,Find your hair type or  which tends to get pretty dry in its natural state. I first went natural in 2004, went about a year broke down and started feening for the creamy crack. Then in 08 went back natural, for a couple years, wanted a cut, got a relaxer, not realizing how long my hair was, made the biggest mistake in 2010. The stylist hesitated to cut my hair in oing so cut it 3 x's at once and I had to go to someone else to fix it. I went right back natural. 2010 thru last summer 2011, I was in a Hair Show and got like a 10-15 min stretch, the stylist skipped clipping my end. My hair split from the ends down had to do a big chop. SMH I know.

Renpure Keratin Treatment & clip ins blended ok
So here I am back to natural, I do a 14 day Renpure Keratin once every 2-3 months it straightens, but doesn't last long and roots lift once moisture hits, I am currently looking for a longer lasting one, I 'll post a review as soon as I find one. I usually wear a protective style, such as a sew in, braids or every once in a while a wig. I get easily bored with my hair and weave is easier for me to style. 

My hair is almost back to it's length. I use all or mostly organic natural products on my hair to wash, condition, and moisturize. Chemical and paraben free. some of my styling products contain natural ingredients, but are not 100% natural. 

My Regimen: 
I shampoo bi-weekly I use  Alba Hawaiian Coconut Milk Shampoo. A conditioning paraben/ sulfate free cleanser with lots of moisture.


Condition with Hawaiian Hair Conditioner Coconut Milk Extra Rich 



So here I am back to natural, I do a 14 day Renpure Keratin once every 2-3 months it straightens, but doesn't last long and roots lift once moisture hits, I am currently looking for a longer lasting one, I 'll post a review as soon as I find one. I usually wear a protective style, such as a sew in, braids or every once in a while a wig. I get easily bored with my hair and weave is easier for me to style. 

Conditioning Masque: Once a month I use an organic hair masque from butters-n-bars.com, I use Ayurvedic hair care by adding a paste mix of Amla & Brahmi powder, I put the masque mixture  over the Coconut milk conditioner. Leave on for several hours or overnight. Hair feels like butter baby & curls are poppington. Love It! 
Butters-N-Bars.com
I buy this from whole foods, but u can also purchase off the site

Ayurvedic makes hair grow longer, adds density 
does same as Amla also slows premature graying making hair darker and fuller
Co-wash Every other day with V05 smoothie conditioner, My preference is Cantu Conditioning Shea Butter Cream. I add a squirt of an oil mixture, that I make which consist of organic natural cold pressed oils fill 1/2 bottle of Coconut oil, 1-2 tbsp each of Grapeseed, Hemp Seed, Avocado, tee tree, olive, Jojoba, Kukui,  Argan oils, Aloe vera juice, msm, Jamaican Black Castor oil,& Macadamia nut oil.

I also make a hair cream by blending the above oil mixture, with raw organic Shea, Mango, and Cocoa butters, more aloe vera juice and I add Lavender essential oil and vanilla for scent. Products containing these ingredients will work just as well. 

In addition I use a daily Aloe Vera Spritzer leaves hair super soft and clip ends every 6-8 weeks, wrap hair with satin or silk scarf or bonnet.
I take hair vitamins daily for rapid growth & healthy hair, skin & nails. These are great for all types of hair.
Hairfinity Vitamins

My hair is almost back to it's length. I use all or mostly organic natural products on my hair to wash, condition, and moisturize. Chemical and paraben free. All of my styling products contain natural ingredients, but some are not 100% natural such as when I straighten I use Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine and helps smooth. I'm trying to find other brands that are all natural, and just right for my hair. Overall I love my natural curly hair.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Natural way to whiten teeth!

Everybody wants whiter teeth, Products like Crest white strips do whiten the teeth. I don't have sensitive teeth , but when I use the strips it certainly makes my gums and teeth sensitive for a little while after use. There are several ways to whiten teeth naturally.






Remedy 1:
strawberries
baking soda

mash 1 strawberry in a bowl, add a 1 tsp of baking soda
and brush with the strawberry puree /baking soda mixture

voila whiter teeth


Remedy 2: Oil Pulling (A detox for the Mouth)

1Tb Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (solid at room temp)

swish around in mouth for 10-20 minutes 

rinse with salt water and brush 

A couple days later teeth will be whiter gums and tongue will be pinker. 


Remedy 3: 

Dr Oz Teeth Whitening Remedy Ingredients:


Dr Oz White Teeth Remedy

- Baking Soda (around 1/4 cup of baking soda)
- Lemon Juice (from half of a lemon)

Dr Oz Teeth Whitening Home Remedy Directions:

1.  Squeeze the fresh lemon juice into the baking soda.  Dr Oz did not mention if you could substitute the pre-bottled lemon juice for a fresh lemon, but if someone experiments with this, please share with everyone how it works!
2.  The lemon juice and baking soda solution will bubble.
3.  Dip a cotton ball into the lemon juice and baking soda solution and apply it to your teeth.  I might even try a qtip to get into some of the nooks and crannies at the top of your teeth.
4.  Let the lemon and baking soda solution sit on your teeth for around a minute.
5.  Brush your teeth to remove the acid, because you do not want to leave the lemon juice and baking soda solution on for too long or it will erode your teeth.




  



Friday, December 7, 2012

Weekender Looks

I've been crazy busy especially on the weekends, doing shows and events. But I finally have a little time to post 'The Weekender Looks'...Starting out with our daytime look... 


Leopard sheer blouse, with lace shoulder detail, sunglasses with gold band, teal jeggings, red pump with silver bands,  black purse with gold studded detail, Pyramid rhinestone earrings, chunky necklace
 
 This next look I can be day or evening depending on where you're going and what you're doing!... gray Vera Wang Leggings, silver rhinestone studs and perforated purse Kohls (link below) Blush colored blouse with spike collar detail, Blush colored shoes with studded detail. (store links below)
 
Party time, Look like a Million Bucks... in this get up! White bodysuit with gold and silver stud detail, dark denim skinny, Gold jacket and accessories...


Where to get these Looks!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

EVE Preggers

Not only is the Pitbull in a skirt looking hotter than ever lately, but Congrats are in order, it appears that Rapper/ Actress Eve and boyfriend, British Race Car Driver Maximillian Cooper are expecting their first child together. Eve recently moved to London to live with her Billionaire Beau and is reportedly a "little over 3 months pregnant". Eve has been consistently releasing new music, appearing on mix tapes, and performing all over the world. I am a long time fan of Eve, and so happy for her. This will be the Billionaires 5th child, Cooper also owns Gum Ball Clothing line. I wish them all the best!

Photo courtesy of Essence.com

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DIY Tinted Moisturizer

          Just say no to Clown Face!!!

Ladies, Do you look like you're auditioning for the role a Lil Kim look-a-like? I love playing dress up and getting made up, I love the hair, nails, and makeup. What Glam Goddess doesn't? 




But come on ladies extra long weave, claws, face painted, fake boobs, fake butt everyday all the time is well... just FAKE! You have to find a medium, too much makeup daily, will ruin your skin and you'll look old. 
$45 at beautyencounter.com

I alternate between my makeup routines. My daily look is a fresh moisturized, eyeliner, and gloss, may fill in my brows. But when I'm going some where a goo daytime. MAC is heavy it breaks me out, but I love that one step application and it has just enough coverage. An alternative that is lighter and actually cheaper would be Maybelline Mousse gives a Matte look, I wouldn't use this if I had dry skin. My fave liquid Foundations are Chanel Lumiere and the drugstore alternative Revlon Colorstay.

Now an in-betweener and great alternative to Foundation is tinted moisturizer, I know it can be hard to find the right shade, so you can DIY and customize your own.

$20.35 on beautyencounter.com


An excellent budget friendly foundation to use is Revlon ColorStay. However, my favorite foundation to use is Chanel Lumiere Long-wear foundation. I love it, it gives a flawless complexion and comes in all shades. Mix with your favorite moisturizer. My fave aka one of the best moisturizers, 
'Clinique Dramatically Different, Mary Kay Timewise is also great!

Recipe:

Add 1-2 squirts of foundation to 2-3 squirts of moisturizer use a flat top brush or sponge to blend on face.


All products available 
Chanel is usually $55-58 at Macy's, Revlon
Colorstay is $7.00
Clinique Dramatically Different is $10-$15 cheaper on this site beautyencounter.com










Monday, November 26, 2012

The Best Exclusive Cyber Monday Sales

Only 31.99

 What a Long and busy weekend! I performed twice and next week, we're opening up for at a concert, I'll tell you guys more later. Okay, so how was your Thanksgiving? I'm thankful for these amazing deals! This is what I have for you guys. Some of these I shop on, and others just have great clothes and deals. I even added Promotional codes to the already low Prices.




2bstores.com You're a Fly Girl it's Got2b!

Nastygal.com If you think you're 'Bad Chick' you'll want to see this!


40% Off Marciano.com You Know What It Is! 


40% Off Express Your Fave!


50% Off Guess Factory  Yes, Guess factory Prices!!!


Fergie.com Shoe swag on a 100!


Beauty Encounter All Things Beauty!


Cosmetic America Mac, Clarins, Christian Dior 


Yves Rocher $2.00 deals and the quality... Girl Stop!


Bare Minerals Best Makeup kit Deals


Kohls  Great Gifts, Plus, Rock & Republic, Vera Wang and  Promo Code Cyber 20


Shoes.com Us Ladies Luv Shoes!!! Promo 
Want10code !


Milanoo.com All styles, prep, classy chic, eclectic, club


Greek.com  They even have customized Greek items


Bad Bish wear My picks


Fredericks Of Hollywood The Sexiest clothes in America


Butters-N-Bars Natural hair and skin care, Promo code CYBERWEEK2012


Dr.Jays The Best in Urban Gear, Stay Fresh 50%-%75 Off

Lulu's I love these classy classics































Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tees & Tanks from BeautiNSuccess

 ROMA ITALIA... All my Italian beauties or Rome Lovers this Tee's for you. ROMA Lined in Rhinestones small, med, and large they run small, only a few left. Small biz Saturday sell $15  these can be customized with the destroyed look for $5 more.






Where my Dimepieces at? State your title with the Dimepiece Tank. Sequin, Rhinestone, encrusted 10 and collar. This tank is super cute on, especially layered under a jacket. true to size only a few left! $18






Email for purchase 

Monday, November 19, 2012

What I wore

Ladies, I had a much needed "Girls Night Out! Yay! I had a ball... This is what I wore a hot pink dress with a black mesh neck and back, The neckline was covered in Silver spikes.... 



I paired my beautiful dress with a hot Leopard Blazer lined with a black collar, wide diamond fishnets, and studded wedge ankle booties.


I loved this look, I can't wear anything twice once I post a photo of it so this dress will be for sale check back soon!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Holiday dresses Under $100

Gorgeous Holiday dresses!


Do you want to look like a million bucks this holiday season without breaking the bank? Get the look, sparkle & shine in these Holiday threads. I really love Kohls, lately they have some of the most beautiful and elegant dresses. most under $100 dresses at Kohls free shipping on $50 or more




They have Holiday clothing for the whole family, so get Holiday ready, and get those camera's out for Great Holiday Portraits. This Year.






How to Prevent Makeup Meltdown on a Budget

Okay, I confess,  as a complete and total "Beauty Junkie". I absolutely love anything dealing with skincare, makeup, and fashion. All the money I spend on makeup and beauty products could buy me a used car or a down payment. The thrill  from experimenting with different products, and trying beauty tricks is exciting. Just like when I was a child , I still love to play dress up and being a chocolate complexion, it's hard to find the right color sometimes.


Maybelline Dream Matte in Cocoa

I've used Mac, I'm NW45. I used to only use studio fix creme, would get a bump here or there. Last time I got liquid and powder and my face broke out. I also couldn't find a good gloss shade. So upset about spending the amount of money, that I did and couldn't even use the product that was $100 down the drain.

ELF Mist & Set
For years I was alternating between Mac studio fix foundation creme and Maybelline Matte Mousse in  Cocoa. This is my first year trying liquid foundations. I like the sheer coverage it gives. while I like Maybelline Mousse. I have combination skin and I sweat a lot. So, I have major meltdowns. I mean like a 'Grilled Cheese' meltdown! Especially at the club, because I always have to get my dance groove on and work up a sweat.... OKAY!!!

Colorstay Foundation in Caramel



Fortunately, for my inquisitive nature, a few youtube videos and other reviews. I was wondering why so many of the ladies on the channels, I'm subscribed to rave about Revlon's Colorstay. So, I decided to put it to the test. Me and my girls went out for my cousins birthday and we danced all night.  I also used E.L.F. Studio Makeup Mist and Set. Guess what no melt down, sweat poured, I blotted my face, voila no makeup came off on the napkin, I was astonished, and I'm totally in love for now, till I find something else that works...Yay!!! no more melt downs.

Elf Studio Mist & Set:
Pros: sets makeup, Dewey glow on dry skin
Cons: bad smell, shiny on oily skin, nozzle could be better

Purchase these and similar items here BS Shop


What's your favorite Foundation or setting spray?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Home remedies for a Sore throat/Cold

Good Day Loves,

It's that time of year again. Cold Season. My little princess was sick yesterday. She had a fever and a sore throat, runny nose, and congestion. I am not big on the idea of medicine, but I'm more into Homeopathic and natural home remedies.

The best way to strengthen the Immune system and prevent infections is with Vitamin. So if you aren't drinking hand squeezed Orange Juice daily, then you should be taking a daily vitamin C supplement. Note: (concentrate OJ is watered down and carries a lower amount of nutrients and vitamins). Garlic is also great for a stronger Immune System.



I have my own remedies for a sore throat, As soon as your throat begins to feel sore and itchy. try this

1. bag of steeped Green Tea the honey, lemon, ginseng flavor
1-2. tablespoons of Organic Honey or to your liking
1. teaspoon of Lemon Juice
1. Honey Lemon menthol cough drop

This will make you feel much better almost immediately and is great for opening the sinuses.

This is my favorite brand to use



Post any home remedies you'd like to share?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

 Weekend Looks

Daytime:
Hit the Mall, Lunch with the Girls  or an outing with the Hubby
Black Sheer Chiffon Blouse 24.99
Simply Vera Wang Leggings 18.99
Croft & Barrow Booties $45.99
all at Kohls, Get extra 15% off till 11/14/2012
Michael Kors Grayson Women's Satchel purse 398.99
Michael Kor's on Amazon




Date Night!
He'll love this soft sexy look
Sheer pink blouson and black color block dress, with gold sequin detail
pink bow leatherette peep toe
Pink leatherette clutch with chain and\stud detail

Gold & Pink Sequin Jessica Simpson Shoes on Shoes.com 20% off & free shipping w/ code 20COOL






Chuuuurrrch!
Get your praise on in this get up
Gray & Black  houndstooth dress, black suede pump, and black stud earrings  from Kohls 













Friday, November 9, 2012

Best Cheap Eye Primers by ELF

E.L.F Essential Eyelid Primer:

Eyelid Primer only has 4 colors, Sheer, Champagne, Pearl, Golden. The color I have is Sheer. I have a dark brown skin, and it works for me.

Like it for daily use. Use it all the time before applying eyeshadow. Just apply a little and spread it all over with either the wand or a concealer brush, I use my finger most of the time.
For the price this is the best eye primer for a diva on a budget.



The Best: E.L.F. Studio Eye Primer & Liner Sealer:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Shoe Glitz & Glam!

Bling-Bling!!!

 So I've done some sole searching and found that, my favorite trend of the season is blinged out shoes! Studs, and spikes, and rhinestones, Oh My! I just love it!!

There's nothing like a glamorous shoe, that's also well made. Find deals on these fabulous designers Jessica Simpson, Carlos Santana,BCBG Guess and more at 15% off with promocode 15off at shoes.com


I got super excited when I seen these, getting my early Christmas List ready. Where else can you find Rock & Republic Shoes for under $50 


Review: Maybelline New Cat Eyes Colossal Mascara

Meowwww!!!... The Purrrrfect Mascara

It's hard for me to find a good mascara , I am so picky I need a mascara that adds length and volume.

Maybelline Cat Eyes Mascara

I love this mascara it comes in a washable, no clump, collagen formula. The color is Glam Black'. it comes in a yellow tube with sexy orange-gold cheetah print on the cap.


The wand is specially designed with a claw brush. The brush is wider at the base to give the corner or your eyes a cat like look. I usually wear individual lashes, which pulls out my lashes , I have to take breaks so my lashes grow back. I usually use a growth treatment. but the collagen in this will also help lashes regrow.
 .

So far I haven't had any clumping, except when I over applied because some eye shadow fell on them. As long as you apply just 2 coats and no more than 3 you should be fine. it does dry pretty fast.



My final thoughts, this is a great  mascara, for volume, making the lashes look fuller from left to right, however I wish it lengthened the lashes and that would make this mascara perfect. but, overall I like.


Pros: adds volume, doesn't clump, has collagen price (brought for $5 at Walmart)
Cons: doesn't Lengthen




Lipcolor: Wet N' Wild Dollhouse Pink





Tip wiggle your brush at the base to further prevent clumping and add more volume.






Monday, November 5, 2012

Welcome back to Beauti N Success

I'm ba-ack! Couldn't get rid of me that easy LOL.... So I was on Hiatus for awhile, I had gotten another job and promotional modeling wasn't leaving me much time to blog. However, while on Hiatus, I realized how much I have to blog about! Readers your in for a treat, also check out our mini store Bad Bish Gear for all the bad females with style and grace (Bebe, Michael Kors purses, Steve Madden, Bakers, Juicy Couture and much more. 

Stay tuned for Vblog later this evening!!!



What to look forward to in the month November:
My closet 
Get dressed with me
Wet N' Wild makeup review
New Mascara review
DIY best home facial routine for glowing skin all year round
E.L.F makeup Kit and Victoria's secret kit review





my work out 
Eat w/ me my fave snacks
Get shaped up w/ me
my workout plan and supplements, suggestions



Plastic Surgery vs nonsurgical and Natural solutions

If there's anything you'd like to see from us please comment Thanks!!!


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Thursday, November 1, 2012

UPDATE!!! RELAUNCHING NOVEMBER 5TH 2012. 


Stay tuned for the ultimate Blogging Experience...

Be sure to come back & check us out, we look forward to sharing with you  : ) ....


Outfit of the day and night
Product reviews
DIY videos &  homemade beauty products
Online bargain shopping
Health & Fitness
Plastic Surgery alternatives that work
Shopping Hauls
Post Modeling contest & some castings
Best makeup 
Beauty tips
Natural products and more
Giveaways
Random  Lifestyle, Parenting/Single mom, credit, travel, deals,some small business and technology, 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Upcoming Post

We are redesigning and recreating this blog to provide the ultimate Blog information experience


Coming Soon ...
Outfit of the day and night
Wig reviews
Online bargain shopping
Makeup and other product reviews
Makeup brush reviews
Hauls
Modeling contest
Best makeup look contest
Beauty tips
Best natural products and more
Best for last Giveaways

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hearty Home Baked Wheat Bread!!!

Winter's almost over... get all your homemade baked goods fantasies out with this hearty whole grain wheat bread... and Don't worry the added whole wheat helps with  your whole grain intake.  Check out the delicious recipe below....






Prep Time:
20 Min
Cook Time:
30 Min
Ready In:
3 Hrs





Ingredients

  • 3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I prefer Hodgemills)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted or (I can't believe it's not butter)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey. Add 5 cups white bread flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.
  2. Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup honey, and salt. Stir in 2 cups whole wheat flour. Flour a flat surface and knead with whole wheat flour until not real sticky - just pulling away from the counter, but still sticky to touch. This may take an additional 2 to 4 cups of whole wheat flour. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.
  3. Punch down, and divide into 3 loaves. Place in greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes; do not overbake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely