Friday, April 20, 2018

Review of Black Heart Liquid Lipstick

Black Heart Metallic Matte Liquid Lipstick


Found this great "lip paint" on sale at Hot Topic.

It is now my favorite "lipstick"

I did not find the exact same set on the website but this there is another matte set.

Here is my product review and demo...




Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Faux Fur Cabinet


I saw this photo in a book.....


by Matt Maranian


I needed this in my life!


So I decided to make my own.  It is a SUPER easy project for anyone with a little bit of crafty know how.  No sewing, just some painting and gluing. 





I got my cabinet super cheap, it was a pretty ugly "French Country" multi colored 2 door cabinet.  


Step one was to sand, primer and paint.   I sanded and put a good coat of primer on the entire cabinet, inside and out.  Then using a high gloss black paint, painted the areas on the exterior that I would not be covering in fur.  On the inside I painted the shelves and walls using gloss black and white paint.  Then I measured (measure twice cut once) the areas that I wanted to cover with faux fur.  Cut the fur to size.  I decided to use Velcro to attach the fur to the cabinet, I knew that using white fur it would get dirty and I would want to replace it, and Velcro would allow me to do that.

I hot glued the Velcro to the cabinet.  You can hot glue the Velcro to the fur as well.  I used my sewing machine and stitched it on lickety split.  Do not use the Velcro that is pre glued.  It is not tacky enough to hold either surface for very long.  You cannot sew through it! 


 



So once the cabinet is painted and dried.  Faux fur is measured and cut.  Velcro is attached to both surfaces.  Stick the fur in place and whalla your cabinet is fabulously fab!


I added some great vintage drawer pulls....






Wednesday, January 17, 2018

My Unicorn Hair




Unicorn Hair 

By Lime Crime

New special formulas for brunettes!

Whooo Hooo I don't have to bleach the crap out of my hair!





I ordered 2 colors, Sea Which and Chestnut.




They came so cutely packed, and rather quickly!



These are the details the website gives you about the product, and the how to's.


Unicorn Hair is hyper-performance hair dye from Lime Crime that leaves hair feeling silky-smooth and smelling like a flower meadow.

What is does:  Turns you into a real-life unicorn! Conditions hair while depositing clean, vibrant color.  Lasts longer & fades gracefully.

What it won't do:  Damage your hair.  Turn into a dull shade unworthy of a unicorn!

How to use:  Apply to clean, unconditioned hair, massaging into each strand.  Full coverage:  leave in for 30 minutes ( no heat/ cap needed).  Tints:  leave in for 45 minutes.  Rinse until water runs clear,  conditioner optional.  To extend life of your color, use shampoo for color-treated hair between colourings.   

Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Dye is 100% cruelty-free and vegan hair dye.


I left the Sea Witch color dye in my hair for about 45 minutes.
I have to say it is messy, as most hair dyes are.  Be sure to use plenty of  Vaseline all around your hairline, neck, and ears.  Rubber gloves are a must!

Have several damp towels on hand for clean ups.  Be aware they may get stained.
I used a little over half the jar, I have long, thick hair.  I used my hands and bleaching brush to generously coat my hair and work it in making sure to get good full coverage. 

Make sure to clean up sink, counter tops, clothing, skin, and floor before it stains / dries.

It did take a while to rinse until the water runs clear.  I did not use shampoo, I was not sure ...
But it may shorten this step, not sure how it will change the outcome, though.
Make sure you cleanup the shower area before it stains.
Dry your hair with a towel its OK to stain.
It did wash out of the towels I used but just to be safe.  Dye comes off the skin with soap, water, and a bit of scrubbing.






I get tons of compliments on my hair.  It's a rich vivid color, and my hair looks shiny and healthy.  I colored my hair in October and it stayed a rich color for months,  just now did a touch up and I could not be happier with both outcomes.   I would totally recommend Lime Crime's Unicorn Hair to hair color DIYers.  I love my Unicorn Hair.











 





















Monday, November 13, 2017

Showgirl Travels to Chloride Arizona


 I had seen the signs so many times over the years.  The sign had character and I was intrigued.




Chloride Arizona.

So me, the hubster, and puppy dogs took a trip.

Chloride is about an hour and a half's drive from Las Vegas.     

US-95 to US-93 and look for the signs.  

When we traveled to Chloride (Historic 1860's silver mining town) I had no idea what to expect.  It's a kookie little ghost town but the real treat are  the murals.  Painted in the 1960's by artist Roy Purcell.  They are a fabulous example of the artwork of the "Hippie" culture.  They are really worth the walk to see them.  You cannot get to them by car, its a short hike.  The trek is worth it both to see the painting and its just great high dessert terrain.  


                                                     




There is a "general store"  that of course has sodas, some groceries, hand made soaps and some nic nacs.  The gentleman that was running the store the day we stopped in is a great resource of what to see and do in the area.









We were there on a Sunday, only the restaurants and general store were open.  There were 2 other "antique" "thrift stores"  that looked very intriguing but were closed.  ;(



  



Take the short day trip, enjoy the dessert scenery and the wonderful artwork.  It is so worth it!




There are 2 restaurants in Chloride , Yesterday's  

and Digger Dave's




We did not eat but they looked fun and had lots people partaking in food and drink.



 

They have gun fight reenactments on Saturdays in the Cyanide Springs Ghost Town.   Sadly we were not there on a Saturday, but next time.  

While researching Chloride I found this fantastic site Ghost Town AZ, check it out.  Great photos, history, and new places to travel and discover.  

We will definitely return, now we know what to expect.  We may see you there.

Safe travels!   Live in the moment, enjoy the journey and the adventure.  Look around nature is wonderous!


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

My Competitive Edge

My Competitive edge.

Years of experience as an entertainer, I know the business

inside and out!

Have complete confidence in me and Premier Showgirls,

I have many years in the business of entertainment.



As a dancer, model, and Showgirl


My competitve edge is my experience in the talent / entertainment industry.
I was first a dancer but that led to many things from stunt work in motion pictures to the runway.
And everything in between.
I did what few entertainers actually achieve, I made a full time living.
That is not so rare in Las Vegas, but I am pretty proud I lived my dream and became a professional dancer/model/actress/host/brand ambassador...





Because of my knowledge and experience I am able to give all my clients personalized service and stear them in the direction that best suits their needs.
Because of my years as talent I know what it's like to be the talent, sometimes its the greatest job ever and sometimes it is tough work.  I understand, respect, and appreciate my talent because I know.
I also pay my talent standard rate, what they are worth.  You get what you pay for.  My reputation as performer was impeccable, with that reputation,  my appreciation of the talent themselves, and pay of my talent, talent wants to work for me.  
That gives me the pick of the litter.  I only work with those who I would not be embarrased to work along side as talent.  I pay well, but I demand the best.  100%

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Charcoal Facial Mask Review

I never do this but...I was sold by a Facebook add. Sucker!
I purchased the "magical" charcoal facial mask.
It promised to clean pores, removing make up, dirt, black and white heads.
It was about $14 with shipping and came with no instructions.




I have used it 3 times and be prepared it is messy.  The mask is an oogy thick black gel type fluid which is runny, so when you squeeze it from the tube work fast.  This stuff is not for prissies!


The 1st time I used the mask it was difficult to remove, because I didn't use nearly enough for it to dry into a mask that would simply peel off.  I had to really scrub my face to get it off.  Epic fail.
The 2nd time I used more but it still was not enough for a mask that would peel away.


This 3rd time I used a lot! And it worked!





Finally it was enough to form the plastic like mask that would peel off after drying.  But it was a tad painful, the mask is really stuck to your face.  Frenchie once said, "beauty is pain."




After I removed the mask, there were no visible signs of dirt, black heads etc.  on the mask.  I wanted to see something after the mess and pain!

My skin did feel clean and smooth.  It hurts as you peel it off, I will not lie.  I think it takes the 1st layer of skin off.

Also remember, this mask is goopy.
I would suggest using plastic gloves, because it gets all over your hands.  You really have to scrub to get it off.
The mask also left a mess in my sink.  But now my sink it super clean.... more scrubbing. 



So in short I probably would not order the product again.

I get more pore clearing / cleaning from Biore Strips and they are easier, quicker, less painful,  and not messy to use.  Aren't you glad sucker me bought this and not you!  ;)



Friday, September 1, 2017

Cinder Block Banquette

Creating seating in an eye sore of a planter box on the patio.


This was my inspiration.



And this is what I started with...  



Handy woman on the go!




A neighbor was giving these away, what luck!!




Cleaned and painted.

Started stacking and building.

 

 

This was not easy, I had to level the ground a bit and make sure each layer was as level as I could get it .

Cut and painted a sheet of plywood to fit and form top.

Used an old memory foam mattress, cut to size and covered.




And whalla!
Cute comfortable seating!  



A few pillows, a silver mannequin, some art and we are styling!
A new place to sit and blog!