Friday, September 25, 2009

It's all about volume!!!

So I have been searching for a product to help keep the shape and mostly the volume in my hair. I have a ton of hair but it is fine and limp and well it refuses to keep any kind of shape!!! I can backcomb it and I swear in less than 30 minutes it's flat! I have tried many root mouses, serums, shampoo's etc to try and help with my issue with well... not a lot of success. However, I do think I have found "THE" product and it works for me and I think it will work for everyone! I love it and I'm obsessed with it!

Schwartzkopf OSiS Dust It Mattifying Powder

This product is AMAZING! You use it like any other root-lifiting product but, instead of using it when wet you use it when your hair is dry. When your ready to style, for extra root volume just apply directly to the root area, I kind of rub it in, then backcomb until desired height, then smooth. Now you can feel this product but it's a powder so it helps reduce oil not help create like other root lifting products. So I really think this is a win/win you get volume while controlling oil! (Another reason I fell in love, I have a lot of oil issues). Another great thing about this product is if throughout the day if you feel your hair is kind of starting to look flat you can go back through and backcomb your hair and you can feel where the product is and it works as if you just applied it.

I went onto Schwartzkopf's website and they gave a few other idea's for this product:
For a textured matt finished look:
1.Sprinkle a small amount of powder into palms and rub together.
2.Rake through dry hair and lift into style for a matt finish and natural touch.

*For extra root volume apply directly to the roots.
*For extra line separation apply more powder in small amounts where needed.

Now this product is only available to get through your stylist or through a salon but I do highly suggest getting this product I really think it is the best thing out there!

I just wanted to suggest a few combs for back combing.
The Waa Laa Comb and the picture makes it a little hard to see but there are 4 sets of teeth on this comb making the backcombing 4 times faster and I also think when I use a comb like this vs. a regular comb I get a little more extra volume because of the extra teeth. This comb does have to be purchased @ a professional beauty supply store which for an item like this most of the time anyone can go pick up as long as it's a store that allows the public. I believe this comb ranges from $12.00-$15.00.Here's another comb that is useful for backcombing this is more for smaller areas or those with short hair. My mom has a really short haircut but she LOVES her hair to have volume and she wasn't really getting a lot of volume out of a regular comb, and the Waa Laa comb was a little too big. I was @ the beauty supply store one day and saw a comb really similar to this and bought one for her and she really likes it, she says it works really well for her hair. I believe I found this @ Sally's Beauty Supply and I think it was around $2.00.

The last comb I wanted to share is this one it is similar to the Waa Laa with 4 rows of teeth but the teeth are shorter and I like to use this one just as much as I like to use the Waa Laa. You can get really close to the root with this one. This one can be found @ Sally's. This one is a lot cheaper it's only about $2.00 so if your wanting to maybe try a comb like this and your not sure if you would like this I would try this one.

Hope you all have good luck getting volume and remember to smooth out after backcombing the shelf is never a good look :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Recycling does pay off!

What do you think of when recycling? Paper, plastic, etc. Well there is one recycling program I am in LOVE with! This program is probly not for everyone but I have to share it because I think it is AWESOME! I am a HUGE makeup lover and I love MAC makeup. If you collect 6 empty containers like pictured below:

You get a free lipstick!
So just for saving your empty makeup containers you get a free lipstick! So it's awesome if you use up a whole shadow, powder, or bronzer but what about the one's that you accidently drop on the floor and loose all the product, with this you get something in return for the empty container. I don't know I love this and I have 4 containers now and can't wait for 2 more empty containers to get another lipstick. So if your someone who uses MAC and didn't know about this program start saving your containers!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Silk Results

This is Silk Results made by Joico... if you can get your hands on some of this get some.
This product is the product I have been looking for all my life it is exactly what it says: silk results. It helps straighten the hair leaving it soft, silky, and extra shiny. I have tried a lot of products for this exact purpose: creams, oil types etc. and they have all weighed my hair down and eventually leaving it looking more oily than I would like and need if you know what I mean! This product however does not do that, it makes your hair look beautiful and you can't even tell you've put a product in your hair. I love it too, because it's a spray so there's no need to get your hands messy in any creams or oily which seems to never wash off.

This product is very diverse!
You can spray all over when wet to protect your hair from the heat of the blow dryer.
If you are someone who straightens your hair with the blow dryer I would definitely recommend spraying in while wet for extra protection, and then if you want you can spray in each section while damp while you straighten. For someone who straightens with the straighter you can also spray some in while the hair is wet just to help protect the hair from the heat of the blow dryer. Just keep in mind you don't need a ton just a few spritz all over the head. Once dry section your hair off and you can spray each section as you straighten.
You can also use this when styling your hair so if you are going to curl your hair you can spray this product on the section of hair before you curl it to help keep the hair in place.
Really there is not a lot of rules to this product once you get it you can play around with it and see how you like it. One thing to keep in mind, while applying while dry don't drench the hair as you don't want to burn your hair off, you still just want to spritz on the sections as your straightening.

This really is a great product to help straighten your hair and the best part is it makes your hair look shiny. Joico does have a full line of Silk Results products however, I have not used the full line I have only used this spray but if you have any questions on any other products in the line I have had some education on them and I am willing to do the research on the products if you would like more information.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

3 CD'S To Condsider

There really is a lot of good music out and still to come and I do not know how I can take it all in!!! I seriously love music and want to have it all! So... this week I have a few CD's that I think are definatly worth a listen to.

First up:

Now I know what your thinking... Whitney has a new CD??? Because this is the reaction I have gotten from many people I have told about this new CD. It is actually pretty good. She still can sing... now maybe I like it because I have always liked her... this woman can sing her voice is so powerful. My favorites songs on the album are:
#1- Million Dollar Bill and #7- I Din't Know My Own Strenth
So if you like Whitney Houston this is a good album to check out for sure, as always you can preview sections of each song on Itunes and if you go to:, you can sample to CD.

Next on the list:
Now these guys I have had a single for a while and saw they had a CD come out this week so... I thought it came out this week however the release date said it came out in 2008. So I don't know when it actually came out but... I love the single I have and was excited to see they have a CD. When I first heard about them I heard one of their songs on a movie or tv show.
This album is AWESOME!!! It is just fun loving get in the car roll down the windows and dance fun!!! Seriously, yesterday I was so not in the mood to go to class and I was dead tired and I had just purchased this which I was really excited about so I thought I'm going to listen to them and seriously in a matter of seconds I was cheery and felt happy! I was bobbing my head and just felt ready to go for the day... too bad I can't listen to my Ipod in class I definatly needed them to keep me going through my classes. I can't pick just one or two songs that I like I seriously LOVE the whole album and I am so happy I got it! So... really if you want a CD that will make you feel happy get this one.
You can of course sample the songs on Itunes or go to:

Last but not least:
Miss Ingrid Michaelson is one of my favorite artist's seriously!!! Her voice is stunning, the background music is beautiful, her lyrics are catchy, clever and meaningful! Once you listen to her you do not want to stop!!! She has several albums out: Slow Rain, Girls and Boys, Be Ok, and now this one Everybody. If you have not had a chance of experiencing her greatness you are missing out!!! I found Ingrid on Myspace and I listened to "The Way I AM" and I was obsessed with her after that. I remember a little while after I found her that exact song was on an Old Navy winter commercial then other people started to like her. (That was just a side note) Ingrid's songs are used in a lot of TV show's such as Grey's Anatomy, and commericials.
She really is a great artist and all of her CD's are truly GREAT!!!
So... you should go buy this one for sure without hesitation you will not be disappointed!
As always you can sample the songs on Itunes or go to to sample 3 songs you can also go to

I hope you all enjoy these... music is the happiness to my soul.