Updating Short Hair

My husband loves me with long hair. I do like long hair but the upkeep and management of long hair stresses me out. So I tend to have short hair. Short hair takes less time to wash and dry. I can be in and out of the shower in 5-10 minutes. Yet I go through this every time: How to style short hair.

Do I clip it up? – I look too young with any type of clips in my hair.

Do I just flat iron for the Victoria Beckham look? – To straight and skinny for my face.

I tend to just moose, blow dry, and use a round brush to recreate the rounded bob cut. But 2 days ago, I decided to curl my hair using my flat iron. It turned out ok with a bit too much volume. I should have skipped the moose. Today I woke up and YIKES! It was a mess.

Luckily I had my trusty Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. This spray is made of salt water which creates that windblown, wavy hair most women would die for. In my asian hair, I think it does a good job taming the “rolled out of bed” curls from the days before. It gave me the wavy look instead of the more tighter curls previously. And the sticking out, messed up hair became more manageable.

What do you think?

Review: Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

WOW! I tried this liquid eyeliner from Physician’s Formula in Ultra Black today and it did not smudge for the entire day. My eyeliner was still in place when I got home. I have used the ELF liquid eyeliner, Clinique eyeliner, and Sephora eyeliner. My skin is so oily that these eyeliners do not last. They smudge and smear. By midday, I look like a raccoon.

I like that it’s a pen size, easy to hold and control. The ELF liquid liner is a tiny pot. The brush handle is small as a nail polish top.

I purchased it based on Jean’s recommendation on her youtube vblog. It costs only $9.95 at Target. And the kicker is it’s supposed to enhance my lashes making them longer! 2 in 1 deal for a STEAL!

Info from Physician’s Formula site:
High-tech formula enhances the appearance of lashes while providing the instant definition of a liquid eyeliner, in one easy step!
Lash Boosting complex targets the base of lashes where it is most effective.
Innovative and easy to use eyelining tool delivers effortless definition.
High-tech Japanese formula is long-wearing, water-resistant and smudge-resistant.
Hypoallergenic. Fragrance free. Paraben free. Dermatologist approved. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Dry Shampooing

Tresemme Dry Shampoo

I didn’t believe it till I tried it. I really like how this product works. If you haven’t seen the commercials then let me tell you what it does.

Ladies, or gents. We’ve all gone a day or two without shampooing our hair. Alright, I’m a new baby mama, so I’ll admit that I’ve gone as much as 5 days without shampooing. And it feels awful. Your hair is itchy, greasey and limp.

Get this product.

1. Shake it up first.

2. Spray 10 inches away from your head. Spray evenly throughout your hair.

3. Let the solution set for 1-2 minutes.

4. Comb your hair.

Voila! Your hair instantly feels cleaner, has the oomph back into it, and there’s none of that grease.

And it smells great!

4 easy steps to make your life a little less stressed.

Review: Jergens Natural Glow Sun Tan Lotion

Jergens Natural Glow

 

I am currently using Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Fair to Medium. This is an amazing self tanning lotion that you would use like a daily moisturizer. Right after I showered, I applied all over my body. I left the lotion dry before dressing. And it seems like 10 minutes later, I can see a subtle difference in my skin color.

It’s like magic!

I also use the Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer. This helps my face match up with my body tanning color. I didn’t want to be tanned yet my face is still pale. Also within minutes I could see the difference from before and after.

Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexion

I went the entire day feeling great about myself. I have a decent looking tan with no streaking and no mess. It cost me probably under $15 for both products.

I do enjoy going out and getting a natural tan but I lack time. I do not get to enjoy the outdoors much and probably won’t be able to do so any time soon.

Something did happened the very next day, that discouraged me from this product. I started to develop a rash. My skin is sensitive to this tanning lotion. The weird thing was the rash only covered my torso – back and front. I thought about it and figured I applied too much on my torso.

I waited 4 days later to reapply a 2nd time. This time I skipped my torso. By the 4th day of no tanning application, I did not that the tan was disappearing. It did leave a slight stain on my knees and elbows.

After the 2nd time I used it, I notice a sensitivity around my collar area, the back of my thighs and calves. Forearms had some irritation but was not bad. If I didn’t give in to the itchiness, the rash would subside.

So even though I want a tan, the rash is making me scared to continue this product. I am hoping that I can slowly build a resistance to the rash with just minimal bi-weekly applications.