Saturday, March 31, 2012

Glitter nail tips!

Completely obsessed with glitter tips! 

This time around the choice of glitter color was gold (with a pinch of brown and copper pigments). 
This is an absolute faboosh substitute to the traditional -french white tips. It's so much more fun!!  you can choose any color really, you can't go wrong ;)) spring and summer are knocking on our door and its time to answer the door with some sparkling nails!! 

DY & Roe

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Want to give up on your diet?

Diets can be painful! 

We all have tried diets; some have worked better than others. There are a few things to keep in mind in order not to give up on your diet!

  • Set a realistic goal for yourself! Don't expect to shed all your extra weight in two days; if you do, it will only lead to MAJOR disappointment.
  • Tell a few people about your diet & that you want to loose X amount of pounds If you tell people about your diet than you are more likely to be persistent with your diet because you do not want to disappoint other people or you just want to prove people that you can do it!
  • Get yourself a scale!  This is probably the most important aspect of being on a diet. You want to see results so make sure to get a scale so you can see exactly how much you loose. Weigh yourself every third day or so and hopefully you will see a figure on the scale that makes you content =)
  •  Make lifestyle choices and avoid crash diets. Even though crash diets are great when you have an emergency (like a dress that you need to fit in in two weeks) but for a long term result you need to be on a diet that includes a lot of proteins and fibers.
  •  Crash diet + hectic workout schedule = BIG NO NO. This is something you should avoid! You will ruin your body if you are on a crash diet and workout like a maniac for a long period of time! Don't do it! However, a well rounded diet and exercise is optimal!
  • You have to let yourself cheat once in a while ;)  Being super strict about your diet is great but you have let yourself cheat now and then because we need to feel like we have control over ourselves and having something goooood (and naughty) is OK if it does not happen all the time!

As if you can resist these homemade doughnuts by DY! Take one it's OK ;)

Hopefully these tips will make those tedious diets more bearable ;) 
Let's go  #Beach2012 ! 

DY & Roe  

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Makeup Bags, Cases or Boxes?

Makeup Storage can be tricky! 

We all store our makeup in different manners, some like them on a desktop others in bags. Obviously this all depends on how much makeup you have. If you only use a few products you might just have them on a desktop (or bathroom sink!). 

In our opinion, makeup bags are difficult too use if you have more than a few products, they get easily full and dirty ;/ Makeup cases feel too big for just one person, however, it's perfect for all you makeup artists out there! 

We are going to share a favorite way to store our makeup! 

A makeup box! 

These makeup boxes are really  'craft' boxes! They can be found at craft stores, according to them it should be used to store different crafting tools ( scissors, glue, glitter, paper, paint brushes etc.) We immediately saw the box as  perfect makeup boxes! 

You can fit big palettes, bushes, bottles in the bottom level and the other two levels can be used for single eye shadows, mascaras, makeup pencils, small scissor (for eyelashes!) makeup glue whatever you have! It is really easy to travel with these boxes. I (DY) have two boxes one for makeup products and the other for just makeup tools but start by getting one and see how it compliments your stuff! 

If you are quite anal about neatness & like things in a logical order you have to get one of these! 
Go to your nearest craft store and get one!  

DY & Roe 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wet n Wild

Day & Evening makeup all in ONE palette! 

Wet n Wild Vanity palette is amazing! It consists of six eye shadows (different shades of beige, gold and brown). The eye shadows to the left side of the palette are perfect for daytime makeup! The have a matte quality to them which is perfect for a day to day look. The eye shadows to the right though...are perfect for evening makeup! they are more shimmering =) 

It truly is a 2 in 1 eye shadow palette!
Have fun with it =) 

DY & Roe

Benefits of Vitamin B

The benefits of Vitamin B are many! 

The main health benefits of vitamin B are the following. 
  • Support and increase the rate of metabolism.
  • Maintain healthy skin, hair,nails and muscle tone.
  • Enhance immune and nervous system function
All B vitamins are water-soluble, and are dispersed throughout the body. Most of the B vitamins must be replenished regularly, since any excess is excreted in the urine.
B vitamins are found in whole unprocessed foods. Processed carbohydrates such as sugar and white flour tend to have lower B vitamin than their unprocessed counterparts. B vitamins are particularly concentrated in meat such as turkey and tuna, in liver and meat products. Good sources for B vitamins include whole grains, potatoes, bananas,  lentils, chili peppers, beans. 

After reading about the benefits of vitamin b, one might argue and say that the b might stand for BEAUTY ;) its good for your hair, skin, nails and other biological benefits! Make sure you get your daily dose of vitamin B. 

Stay beautiful with vitamin b ;) 

DY & Roe

Monday, March 5, 2012


Our Contributions to CVS Beauty NailArt competition 

A few days ago we entered CVS twitter NailArt competition, we were unfortunately (for us ha!) not picked as one of the 10 winners. But we like these nailarts so much we wanted to share with you guys! Our two contributions were very different from each other.

First contribution 
It is kind of inspired by the ladies on The Sopranos especially Adriana La Cerva. (loved that show!) 

Second Contribution 
A fun royal blue with silver details design. The nails are a bit shorter than they usually are but so faboosh!  

What did you think about these design? Do you have any fun ideas for nailart? We would love to hear about  them! 

DY & Roe 

Stretchmarks -Bio Oil

The little bottle of relief! 
There are facts of life that no one likes to speak about and this is one of them is - Stretchmarks. Many women have them and they look different on different bodies; some are red others are white. Women who have stretchmarks look for the cure constantly! Unfortunately, there is not much out there that really helps. However, there is one product that helps to get rid of some of the stretchmarks (from my [DY] experience) 

Bio‑Oil is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for aging and dehydrated skin. Keyword here is improves they will be completely gone but there is definitely an improved appearance! 

How to use Bio Oil 
Before you rub the troubled area with Bio Oil you should scrub it with a body scrub (a favorite is The Body Shop's Mango scented body scrub). After you have scrub the area pour some of the Bio oil and rub circularly on your skin. 

Hope this will help you too =)) 

DY & Roe 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

How often do you wash your makeup brushes?

Clean Brushes are a must! 
Until self cleaning make up brushes are invented we have to unfortunately clean our own brushes.
How often should you clean your brushes? 
It all depends on how often the brushes are used. If you use a brush every day you should make it your business to clean that brush once a week! You will be surprised how much makeup (and much more) is trapped in makeup brushes that have only been used for one week.

There are quite a few products out there which you are prompted to use but there is no need! All you will need to clean your brushes are two bowls, a liquid soap and of course water. The choice of liquid soap is crucial make sure to use one that is very gentle to the skin ( then it will be gentle to the brushes too). If you want to use shampoo that's fine ;)

Start by filling both bowls with a cup of luke warm water (each) and add half a teaspoon of liquid soap  in one of the bowls.
  Drop the brushes that needs to be cleansed into the bowl with water & liquid soap. Move the brush around in the bowl in order for all the trapped make up in the brush can dissolve in the soapy water.
After one minute (or so) squeeze out all the water in the brushes and drop them into the second bowl (with only water).  Move them around once again. The purpose of this part of the cleansing process is so that the brushes are no longer soaked in soap.
When all soap has been removed from the brushes let them rest on a clean towel over the night so that they can dry out.

 The water in the bowl to the left has just cleansed the brush and bowl to the right is just plain water! 

DY & Roe

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wavy Hollywood Locks

Get Wavy Hollywood Locks in 20 minutes! 

Start by gathering everything you will need for this gorgeous look! You will need the following curlers (different sizes) foam curlers, metal clips (not necessarily metal bobby pins are just fine!)a quality hairspray and a blow dryer

Thoroughly comb your hair (it should be dry!) Part your hair in the middle, use the line as a guide to use the three (largest) curlers. In other words, three large curlers should form the shape like a Mohawk. The rest of the hair should be rolled with 'medium' sized curlers and foam curlers (if you want bigger waves then use two foam curlers at a time). Spray your hair with hairspray on all curlers! After you have sprayed, blow dry each curler well ; 5-10 seconds (each) afterwards spray once again but not much!. 

         Wait at least ten minutes before letting the hair down. I waited fifteen minutes 


DY & Roe 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Hair Trends - Ombre!

Ombre Hair Color

A hair color effect called ombre was introduced by celebrities quite some time ago and is a celebrity and city girl favorite. This trend is still going strong! "Ombre" literally means gradation in French, which refers to the dark-to-light fade of color. Instead of color that starts at the root, darker roots blend into a lightened mid-shaft and end. *

It's a casual look which gives the impression of no effort (but we all know looking effortless takes even more time to achieve!) 

This is definitely a look I (DY) am considering! In the coming weeks there will be a change! Jessica Biel's (right-hand bottom corner) discreet ombre technique is my favorite.
 FYI Roe has never dyed her hair.. never as in never! She has amazing carbon black hair ;) 

Is this a hair trend you would like to take a part of? 
Let us know! 

DY & Roe 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Closer Look ..

We thought that our readers might like to know a little more about us. In order to get a sense of what we are like outside our blog we answered 9 questions to give you little insight ;) .. here we go! 

DY & Roe

To each her own

We all have our favorite perfumes 
Both of us have very different taste in what scents we prefer. Depending on our mood, season or even what impression we want to make; we prefer certain scents. Our (current) favorite scents are the following 

DY's Choice                           Roe's Choice 

RALPH by Ralph Lauren
Hypnôse Senses by Lancôme

RALPH by Ralph Lauren is a perfume I used a few years back, then I to a break from it but I bought a new bottle a few months ago I am loving it! It has a very fresh floral scent (love it during spring and summer time) which can be used daytime or later in the evening.
                         - DY 

Hypnôse has a unique scent which also is appropriate for day and night. It has been my favorite for a while now. The scent hints some major luxury, it has a very feminine feel to it. Most importantly the scent lasts all day long! 
                         - Roe 

What are your favorite scents? Your all time favorite? Let us know! =) 

DY & Roe