Wednesday, March 11, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Makeup/Announcement

Happy EARLY St. Patrick's Day!

 
 
Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
 
In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day yes you guessed it, a holiday themed FOTD! Also stayed tuned for an announcement at the end of this post.

 

 

Products Used

 

* Eyes *

- NYX Eyeshadow Base (White)

- BH Cosmetics 120 Color  Eyeshdaow Palette 1st Edition 


 

   1. Darker Green Eyeshadow In   
       tear duct and on midway of 
       the lid
   2. Lighter Green Shimmer Eyeshadow: In 
       the middle of the lid.
   3. Darker Green Eyeshadow on 
       other side of the lid and Outer  
       V
  
- Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascaras 

- Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Clear (for   
  brows)

* Face *

- Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Moisturizer (for preparation)

- Fashion Fair Oil Controlled Pressed 
  Powder (Fawn)

- Fashion Fair Fast Finish Foundation
  Stick (Butterscotch/Caramel)


* Lips *

Just MAC Prep+Prime: I couldn't decide what lipstick I wanted to use so I surprisingly skipped it altogether lol



Did you create a St. Patrick's Day makeup look?

ANNOUNCEMENT:

I will be taking some time off my blog in the up coming weeks so I can get a few things done. Don't worry I will be back from my absence soon. I have a few pre blog posts, but I want to try to wait until I get back on blogger to publish them. I will try my best to keep up with your blogs in the upcoming weeks! In the mean time if any of my blogger friends want to email me until I return feel free to do so here's my email address: beautyandmorebypilar@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Natural Beauty and Skincare Products ft. Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil (Refined) and Great Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Hello Everyone!


 
 
Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
 
Today I'm going to share with you how I incorporate coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil in my beauty and skincare routines.

Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil (Refined)


 


1. Pre Poo My Hair

Since I have frizzy hair that can become super dry, using coconut oil helps locks in moisture. See my pre poo process post HERE

2. Makeup Remover

Tired of buying makeup remover, or looking for a new makeup remover? You may find coconut oil is a good choice. Honestly this is the best makeup remover I've had so far. This coconut oil works even removes my most stubborn eye makeup and makeup in general.

3. Skin Moisturizer

Coconut oil works well with giving my skin the moisture it needs. When I apply this, it's usually after I've had my shower before bed. By morning my skin is so soft and smooth. (Don't worry your sheets won't be greasy from the coconut oil, just DON'T use a lot!)

4. Lip Moisturizer 

This Winter had been so cold! Alongside keeping my skin moisturized, I also take of my lips against this cold drying weather. Lately I've been using a dab of coconut oil on my lips, and it keeps my lips feeling soft and hydrated. Remember just don't use a lot of coconut oil when applying!

5. Nail Treatment

I was surprised that placing coconut oil on my cuticles would strengthen and make my nails grow. I'm very pleased with the results!

A few things about Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil (Refined)

- I purchased this jar from Walmart I 
  think the cost was around $7.00 or 
  $8.00

- Less is more. Seriously you don't have to use a lot of this coconut oil  unless you want a greasy mess lol.

- If you store this coconut oil in a cold
environment, it will become hard or  if it's stored in hot environment, the  
coconut oil will turn to liquid. Usually my  
coconut oil gets hard and will warm up 
when I use it. You can get the 
coconut oil back to either state: hard, 
semi soft, or liquid. (See package for storing)


 

Hard Coconut Oil 

 

Liquid Coconut Oil 


- Fragrance free, just make sure you purchase the REFINED coconut oil


Even though I use coconut oil, I also use Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Great Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil 


 

1. Hair Treatment

 Olive oil is another ingredient I use in the pre 
 poo process

2. Nail Treatment 

I soak my nails in a bowl of warm olive oil for 15 to 20 minutes as needed.

3. Makeup Remover

I've only used this twice to remove my eye makeup, but it works well.

4. Olive Oil Bath

I've done this once since I started using olive oil and I liked how soft my skin felt after my bath. I added 4 tablespoons to my bath water


Bonus Usage:

5. Makeup Brush Cleaner

You can also use extra virgin olive oil, baby shampoo and/or dish detergent for washing your makeup brushes. I usually just use a dish detergent and baby shampoo mixture and rinse with water to keep my makeup brushes clean and soft. I hear that mixing extra virgin olive oil in the mixture will maintain softness. I haven't done this yet, but when I do, I'll let you all know my thoughts.


A few things about Great Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

- I purchased this bottle at Walmart for a little over  $3.00

- I keep this bottle in the pantry

- Just like coconut oil, a little extra virgin olive oil goes a long way. 


Stay Beautiful! Do you use coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil in your beauty and skincare regimens?


Thanks for stopping by my blog! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hair Care: The Pre Poo Process

Hello Everyone!


 
 
Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 

After having box braids for a few months, it was time to treat my hair once I removed them. Hence a much needed pre poo. I usually pre poo my hair anyway, but today I'm going to share how I care for my hair.

What is Pre Poo-ing?

Pre poo is short for pre shampoo treatment which usually includes oils of your choice that are applied to your hair before shampooing. You can also add conditioner to your pre poo mixture. If you think about it, pre poo-ing is  basically washing your hair in reverse. 


How I Pre Poo My Hair

Ingredients and Supplies:


 

- Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula   
  Repairing Conditioner

- Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil 
  (Unrefined)

- Great Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil

- Bowl

- Spoon

Directions:

1. Place conditioner in bowl 


 

2. Place small amount of extra virgin  
    olive oil in bowl


 

3. Place coconut oil in bowl

 


4. Mix all ingredients together until  
    smooth
 


5. Lather scalp and hair with pre poo  
    mixture and place a shower cap on 
    your hair. When I took my hair out  
    of the box braids, I let the pre poo 
    mixture stay in my hair for an hour 
    and a half, but usually I let it stay in 
    my hair for about 30 minutes.

6. After I pre poo my hair, I wash my 
    hair with shampoo, and let my hair air dry.


 

7. After my hair is dry, it feels so soft and
    moisturized. I don't always want to pre poo my
    hair, but the results are well worth it.



Do you pre poo your hair? What products do you use? 


Thanks for stopping by my blog! 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Smokey Green Eye FOTD

Hello Everyone!


 
 
Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 

Today I bring you a FOTD post. Lately I've been wearing a smokey eye look and for this look I incorporated the color green. This is  FOTD that I posted about a week ago on Instagram. Side Note: I will post a full review on this BH Cosmetics 28 Smokey Eye Palette soon.

Smokey Green Eye FOTD

 

 

 

 



Products Used

 



* Eyes *

- MAC Paint Pot: Soft Ochre

- Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette 

 

  1. Frisk: Transition Color and in   
      crease 

BH Cosmetics 28 Smokey Eye Palette

 

  2. Green: On whole lid
  3. Black Sparkle: Outer V and on 
      top of lid. Blend slightly into 
      Black Sparkle 

- Covergirl Bombshell Volume By  
  Lashblast Mascara

* Face *

- Cetaphil DermaControl Oil  
  Moisturizer (for preparation)

- Fashion Fair Oil Controlled Pressed 
  Powder (Fawn)

- Fashion Fair Fast Finish Foundation
  Stick (Butterscotch/Caramel)

* Lips *

- MAC Up The Amp


Thanks for stopping by my blog! 

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