Friday, September 30, 2011

Jonathan Silky Dirt

I received a sample of Jonathan Silky Dirt awhile back and finally tried it out this week.  I have been using Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shaping Cream and love the flexible hold. 

This shine-enhancing grooming cream is made with essential waters of cucumber and rose to nourish hair. Smoothing Shine Blend helps tame frizz, controls flyaways, and provides thermal protection. Antioxidant rich botanical, thermal and UV filters shield hair from damage and prevent color fading. 

Apply to slightly damp or dry hair to control, define, piece out, and add brilliance. A little goes a long way - emulsify a small amount in your hands before applying. Apply to the hair in sections, focusing on mid-length, through ends.

I was anticipating this would have the same results.  Silky Dirt has a lighter flexible hold and has a soft consistency.  The first thing I noticed was the scent of the product.  While it is a nice smell, it does last throughout the day.  Its almost a candylike scent.  :)  This does hold my hair in place, but its not as strong of a hold as I would like. 

  • Flexible, light hold
  • Smells great
  • Does not create visible build up like some gels & mousse do
  • Smell does not dissapate
  • Product transfers more easily due to lighter consistency
Would I recommend this product?
  • Maybe - the lasting smell is my biggest drawback and the price.
$28 at Ulta

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Beauty in Crossfit

The sweat, the blood, the tears and the awkward faces.  What you couldn't see is result of the band lifting up my shirt as I was doing pull ups.  ;)  Thanks David for taking a picture after I said not to.  Haha! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NOTW: Golden Ghost Leopard

I am getting a bit better with Konad! I like this look because it's subtle. It reminded me of ghost flames on a car. Very subtle! I will definitely be buying more plates soon! I have been eyeing the plates on Bundle Monster and have seen them on other nail blogger sites.

I have seen a great list of polishes that work with Konad on Sasse's Stamping Stampede ( I think it's great to find alternatives to the Konad Special Polish, because they are pricey! I'm all for finding more affordable options for beauty products.

Products Used:
-Julep Nail Therapy as a base
-Base: 2 coats Essence Irreplaceable
-Stamp: Ulta High Roller
-Konad: M57

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Attempt with Konad

Sunday, fun day!  Last Sunday a group of us gals got together to share a good meal and do each other's nails!  I have been having fun doing some interesting designs on my nails, so why not get a group of us together and do it?  3-day weekend, we don't have work the next day, so bring on the wine and bring on the polish.
Products Used:
-Konad M78 plate - chevron design
-Kiss Nail Artist Paint in SPA12 Black for the stamping
-OPI I Vant To Be A-lone Star for the base
-Wet'nWild The Gold & The Beautiful
-Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

My gf did my ring fingers with some awesome freehand nail art.  Loves!  I'm digging how easy it is to stamp your nails with Konad.  I did purchase a Konad set with M57 plate because there is a zebra design.  I already have a color combination I'm wanting to try.  Do you use Konad?  What are your favorite designs and color combinations?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

NOTW: San Tan-tonio + kiss of glitter

Easy and fun to do!  I heart cheer I was dubbed glitter girl.  I wanted to do a nude/sand color with glitter gradient tips.  I did one base of OPI San Tan-tonio, then applied a second coat and sprinkled NYX's Purple Glitter Powder.  You have to do each nail individually for the glitter to stick.  I sealed with my fave topcoat Seche Vite.  What's on your tips?