Sunday, January 17, 2016

Reverse Shampooing- Does it Really Work?

Hello again and welcome back to The Suitably Named.  How have you been?   I just finished my first week of the semester, and I'm already counting the days until spring break.  What can I say? I hate winter.  So, let's get to why we're here, shall we?


I was browsing Nouveaucheap like I do on the daily, and I found an older article she wrote  about reverse shampooing.  Intrigued and frustrated with my current hair routine (which has been failing me), I decided to give it a try.   I've been doing this for the past week and have been so happy with the results, I wanted to share it with you!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

DIY Moisturizing night cream


Hey guys!  Welcome back to The Suitably Named.  So I'm currently on break from school which means a lot more free time, which means me getting hard into something new.  That new something this time has been natural skincare remedies.  I've decided to start leaning away from most store-bought products, and to start saving some money and making my own!  

DISCLAIMER:  I am just a newbie at this, if you are really wanting to get into DIY skincare/beauty products-do your research.  If you add water to any natural ingredients, you need a preservative to help protect against bacteria growth.  Also, be careful with the use of essentail oils.  These are very concentrated and could cause toxicity if used improperly.  Do your research.  That being said, I used way too much lemon oil and decided to use this as a body moisturizer instead of a face moisturizer.


I recently took a stab at this whole DIY skincare thing, and made my own night cream.  I liked this recipe I came up with so much that I wanted to share it with you guys!  It's pretty simple to make-if you can combine ingredients in a bowl and mix them together, you are more than capable of making this for yourself!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

DIY: Make your Blogger profile image round using Picmonkey!


Hey guys!  As you probably noticed, I've been changing up my blog design a little.  It's taken some time but I'm really happy with the progress so far-and I've done it all myself.  Besides the new clean header, I think my new favorite feature is my round sidebar photo.  I tried a lot of complicated ways to get that photo through adding a special widget or altering the code, but then I figured out a much easier way to go from old square to new round.  When I figured this out I got really excited and wanted to make a tutorial on this my next priority.  So if you want to know how to make your profile image round, keep on reading.


Lets goooooo



Step 1, delete your current "about me" gadget.  Throw it out.  This gadget has a set structure linked to your google plus account, and is too hard to change to waste time trying.  Just go to your layout, click edit on your about me gadget in the side bar, and select "remove."

Sunday, December 27, 2015

20 Fun Questions-Tag!

Hey guys, welcome back! I wanted to do a fun, get-to-know me type tag before I did my next serious post.  I would love to tag anyone else who writes a blog to do this, or if you don't have a blog, definitely feel free to answer these questions in the comments.  I would love to get to know my readers too!
Oh! And by the way, I found these questions from a blog called The Totally Insane Writer, and just modified them a little.  Here is her original post-go check it out if you're curious!

Alright, let's get started~

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!



Hey guys! How are ya?  Long time no see, huh?

Now that the semester has come to an end and the new year is about to begin, I thought I would try to get back into the swing of this blogging thing.

Before we get there, I wanted to take the time to wish anyone who might be reading a very Merry Christmas!  I've been taking time to reflect on the past year and to take time to appreciate what I've gained and what I've learned.  I encourage you all to do the same, because you're never guaranteed more time with the people you love.  So moral of the story, let the special people in your life know how much they mean to you, and don't waste time wondering if it's a good time to do so or not-because it is!

I hope you all had a great day with your family and loved ones celebrating either Christmas, or whatever other holiday you may observe.



With love~
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Unicorn Pixie Dust | A Purple Makeup Tutorial

If you like unicorns and fairies and pixie dust and purple, this is the makeup look for you.  I hope you all enjoy.  A big thank you to my OG readers who have stuck with me since the beginning.  Love you all.  MUAH!



~Products Used~

Face~
Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
NYC Loose Translucent setting powder
NYX Blush in Taupe
e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush
Benefit Watts Up highlighter
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Lightscapade
e.l.f. Blush Brush
NYX Cream Blush, Natural 
Sigma F40 Blush Brush

Eyes~
Urban Decay Shadow Pencil, Delinquent
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush
*Morphe Jaclyn Hill Favorites*
*Shade ES38*
Sigma E55 Shader Brush
*Shade ES16*
Sigma E40 Blending Brush
*Shade ES48*
MAC 217 Brush
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow, Unicorn
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush
Wet n' Wild single shadow, Brule
C.S. Big ass fluffy brush
Jordana Made to Last Eyeliner, Black Point
Eco Tools Liner Brush
*Shade ES04*
e.l.f. Blending Brush
Miss Adoro #505 lashes

Lips~
NYX Lipliner, Peekaboo Neutral
MAC Lipstick, Creme Cup

Have a beautiful day~
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Golden Glow | Makeup Tutorial






~Products Used~

Face:
Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, 110 Ivory
Maybelline Fit Me concealer, Fair
NYC Loose Translucent Powder
Wet n' Wild Silver Lake Blush trio, Fair Trade Coffee
(Bronzer and Highlight)
Milani Baked Blush, Luminoso

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion, Sin
Milani Bella Eyes eyeshadow, Bella Caffe
Sigma E40 Blending Brush
MAC eyeshadow, Texture
MAC 217
MAC eyeshadow, Jest
Sigma E55 Shader Brush
MAC Mineralized Shadow, Invincible Light (foiled)
Urban Decay Naked 2 brush
MAC eyeshadow, Vanilla
Coastal Scents big ass fluffy brush
e.l.f. Smudge Pot, Back to Basics
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush
MAC eyeshadow, Woodwinked
e.l.f. Smudger Brush
MAC Feline Kohl Power
Eco Tools Angled Liner Brush
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara
Posh lashes, #46

Lips:
Loreal Infalliable Lipliner, Au Naturale
MAC lipstick, Coral Bliss
NYX Butter Gloss, Creme Brule


Have a beautiful day~
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