Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bellami Hair Extensions Review

I always get asked what my favorite hair extensions are… 

I have a video on them..

22 inch 220 Gram Dark Brown #2 Bellami Hair extensions...
http://www.bellamihair.com/blogs/bell...
COUPON CODES: STILLGLAM for $5 off! or StillGlam160 for $160 off 6 in 1 hot tools!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

GLAMGLOW Super-Mud Clearing Treatment: REVIEW


PROS:
Prevents breakouts.
Clears up blemishes and black heads like no other!
Smells great and feels amazing on the skin
Helps with discoloration
Packaging


CONS:
Its a bit pricey

Overall:
I love the way this makes my skin feel! During and after.
I use this twice a month (once every 2 weeks)
And since using this my breakouts have reduced a ton!
My skin always feel extra clean after I use it and it also helps control my oily skin.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Talk about it Thursday: Sex Tip

Blow Job Fun:



Just before you give your man oral, brush your teeth, use mouth wash and pop in a few listerine breath strips.. (cool mint) or altoids then immediately go down town..
Spices things up a bit and gives a nice sensation for your partner!
For more "Sex Tips" Leave a comment with your questions or suggestions!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Whats for dinner Wednesday: Chinese Lemon Chicken


INGREDIENTS

3 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 egg, beaten
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 cup corn flour
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant lemon
pudding mix
water as needed
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

DIRECTIONS:
1.To Marinate: Place chicken in a nonporous glass dish or bowl. In a small bowl mix together oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar, egg, salt and pepper; pour mixture over chicken, cover dish and marinate for at least 1 hour.
2.Dip marinated chicken in cornflour and sautee in a large skillet until cooked through (juices run clear) and color is a nice, golden brown.
3.To Make Sauce: Bring 1/2 cup water to boil in a small saucepan; dissolve sugar in boiling water, then add lemon juice and thicken liquid with pudding mix.
4.Cut chicken into bite size pieces and pour sauce over all; sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

How to let go of Resentment: Sail Your Soul Sunday

A twitter follower asked:
Can you suggest ways to help release resentment?  
I no longer want to hold on to this feeling.
"Forgive others not because they always deserve it but because you deserve peace."
Realize that your hurts and grudges are serving no purpose but to propagate your own suffering. 
So why are you clinging to them? It is the ego. Like a bird builds a nest out of twigs and scraps it gathers, the ego gathers bumps, bruises, and grudges into this thing that Eckhart Tolle calls the pain body. 
Then the moment you encounter anything that resembles one of those past pains, your whole accumulated body of grudges and anger comes to life. That is suffering. 
Daily meditation and continual meditation will help make this unconscious process clear to you as it happens. I would recommend Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” ~ Buddha

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Whats for dinner Wednesday

Its back ! Yup.. you all asked for more recipes and you're getting them, WEEKLY! Thats right every wednesday :)
So heres tonight dinner...



Tomato Mint Salsa with Strip Steak

Serves 4 (I double this for my family of 7)

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 strip steaks about 1/2 inch thick
Salt and Pepper
2 pint cherry tomatoes
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon minced jalepenos ( or to taste)
4 scallions chopped
1/4 cup chopped mint
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt



Directions:
In a large frying pan over medium-high, heat the canola oil. Salt and pepper both sides of each steak. Saute steaks until brown and cooked medium-rare, about 3 minutes on each side, depending on the steaks' thickness. If the pan isn't large enough to comfortably hold all four steaks, saute them in batches, holding the cooked steaks in a 250-degree oven until ready to serve.
To prepare the salsa, in a large bowl stir together the remaining ingredients. Taste for seasoning, adding salt or pepper if necessary.
Top the steaks with the salsa and serve with your favorite side dish.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Healthy Orange Chicken Recipe


What you'll need:
2lbs Chicken (cubed or sliced small)
1 Egg white
Corn starch
Salt & Pepper
Olive oil
2 Cups chicken broth
4 tablespoon brown sugar
Pepper flakes
4 Tables spoon soy sauce low sodium
2 table rice vinegar
1/2 cup orange juice or fresh orange juice
Garlic cloves

What to do:
Coat chicken with egg white and 2 tablespoons corn starch 
Season with salt and pepper, mix

Heat large skillete, drizzle in olive oil
Add chicken, brown. set aside
using the same pan
Add chicken broth to large skillet, soy sauce, vinegar, pinch of pepper flakes, brown sugar and orange juice
Grate 2 garlic cloves
let it cook for a few minutes, add chicken back in

In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons of corn starch and 4 tables spoons of water
add to chicken and sauce... cook for a few more minutes, until sauce thickens... add green beans, asparagus or any vegetable you want, cook till tender!
serve over brown rice:)



Sunday, September 22, 2013

E.L.F's Disney 2013 Look Books!

Swatches And Review!
Each set comes with
6 eyeshadows
*Shadows are great, blend well, some of the mattes however are a bit chalky 
Other then that they are GREAT :)

1 Primer
Ive always loved elfs primer, gets the job done!

1 black eyeliner pencil
I was actually impressed with this liner, doesnt smudge and lasts a good 6-8 hours, does great in the water liner as well.

1 liquid eyeliner
Love this stuff, no complaints, goes on nice and lasts a good 8 hours.

1 eyeshadow brush
I love elfs brushes... their eyeshadow brush is actually one of my favorites

1 Mascara
This is the only thing from the line that I did not like.
Ive never been a fan of any of their mascaras.
I will probably throw these away or give them to someone but really dont see how any one could ever like this mascara.. maybe it just hates my lashes.

1 lipgloss
Love they're lip glosses!
The evil queen, ursula and maleficent are pretty true to the tube color and pretty opaque.
The Cruela however is VERY sheer and "see through" still loved it though.
They have no scent and feel great on the lips, not stick or tacky at all!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Favorite Hair Treatments/Masks!

So Ive tried tons of hair masks, leave in conditioners and treatments. Here are the ones I repurchased and chose to stick with!

I use this 2 times a week! This stuff makes my hair feel super soft and the smell is great!


I use this stuff twice a month, it really has transformed my hair! Its a bit pricey but definitely worth it.


I use this one once a week, its amazing! Love the way it leaves my hair feeling clean and healthy!


Whats your favorite hair mask?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Whats new at the drugstore? Makeup Must Buy!

At a recent visit to the drugstore I discovered quite a few new products, as a makeup addict I picked up some goodies and thought Id report back to you with the low down on whats worth picking up!

Jordana released theyre fall collection! Ive never been a big fan of Jordana but I must say since trying the Best Lash mascara I just had to try out theyre newer stuff and let me just say Im very impressed!

Jordana 12HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil $3.99


Shades:
Eternal White
  • Pink Evermore
  • Stay On Black
  • Aqua Last
  • Tenacious Brown
  • Prolong Purple
  • Continuous Almond
  • Endless Emerald


Jordana 12HR Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil $2.49

Shades:

  • Black Point
  • Aqua Stone
  • Espresso Last
  • Jade Jewel
  • Charcoal Definition
  • Purple Fix





Jordana Eye Fabuliner Bold Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner $2.99








Rimmel Lash pop mascara! About $7







Milani Cosmetics Eye Teach Angel and Mini Eyeliner About $6
LOVE THESE LINERS!!!



Milani Rose Blushes $8



NYX Smokey 
Palette $7

There you have it ladies, out of the products I picked up these are the items I would definitely repurchase and I am loving at the moment! Leave a comment and tell me what you want to pick up or what youve tried or just leave a comment ;) 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

My weekly workout routine!

Monday:
CARDIO
whether it’s biking, walking, hiking, or running stairs. Try doing consecutive intervals—1 minute of walking, 1 minute of jogging, 1 minute of sprinting—to maximize your results in minimal time.



Tuesday: 
ARMS



Wednesday:
ABS AND OBLIQUES 


Thursday:
LOWER BODY


Friday:
Cardio

Saturday and Sunday Rest

Monday, July 22, 2013

Baked Salmon Recipe

What you will need:
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 tablespoons light olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets









Directions:
1
In a medium glass bowl, prepare marinade by mixing garlic, light olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley.
2
Place salmon fillets in a medium glass baking dish, and cover with the marinade.
3
Marinate in the refrigerator about 1 hour, turning occasionally.
4
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
5
Place fillets in aluminum foil, cover with marinade, and seal.
6
Place sealed salmon in the glass dish, and bake 35 to 45 minutes, until easily flaked with a fork.











Monday, July 1, 2013

A little song I made :)

Download it for free.. nothing fancy just a quick freestyle I did a few months back!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Best Drugstore Foundation & Powders!

FOUNDATION:

Revlon Colorstay Foundation


Loreal True Match

Loreal True Match Lumi



CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous

Maybelline Dream Liquid 


POWDER:


Milani Face Powder

Physicians Formula Youthful wear

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear talc free



Monday, May 20, 2013

Cover Girl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation: Review


My Skin:
Oily/Acne Prone
Sensitive

Price about $10 at Walgreens
I picked up color 305

Coverage: Light to Medium

The color was a great match and the smell is pleasent.
I really wanted to love this foundation. 
I gave it a few tries and I just couldnt.
The application is a dream goes on sooooo soft and smooth and it gives a nice airbrush finish... but within 3 hours of wearing this stuff.. it was no where to be found, like I didnt even apply foundation!
Which is kinda crappy because the finish of this foundation is great but lasting power.. no good.
Ive tried it with a primer and without and no luck. 

If youve tried this leave a comment below would love to hear your thoughts!



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My 7 MUST HAVE Drugstore brushes!


Just wanted to share my must have brushes from the drugstore..
These are brushes Ive had for awhile and that I use daily.
Inexpensive and great quality.. so I just have to share!

Elf's smudge brush: I use this to blend my lipliner and lipstick together!
Its perfection and it was $1, purchased at Target!


My favorite eyeshadow brushes are from soho, 
The crease brush, Shader brush and Eyeliner brush!
High quality, low price.
Purchased at Walgreens for about $6 bucks each.



Last are my 3 favorite face brushes!
I got my Elf powder brush $3
Sonia Kashuk Tapered foundation brush $8
Eco Tools Domed Bronzer $10
Again I use this daily, they're magic! :)
Purchased at Target



What are your favorite drug store brushes?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Q&A: From my IG followers!

I always get asked ?'s on IG and its hard to get to them all, so I posted a pic along with this title..
"Blogging today! Doing a q&a.. Can't do it without your questions tho ;) So ask away"
so, here we go 

"How old are you?"
27

"Hi Kasey!! I love your videos! But my question is how did you start your own cosmetics line?"
I spent a long time researching labs and took my time finding which one I wanted to work with, I then searched packaging, labels and did my homework on ingredient lists. I then choose my Youtube Channel "still glamorous" for my company name and I also created my label myself as well. I spent a lot time learning how to create my website and which web host I wanted to go with. I started with selling only pigments then over the years started adding more and more products! :)

"When you and your BF had issues, how did you get past it, learn from it, and end up happy again?"
We've been through a lot, as most couples we have our ups and downs and let me just say.. when I say downs.. I mean rock bottom. I made some bad choices in our relationship but he's forgiven me, I cant even say he's "past" things, forgiveness is a process. Does he have his sad moments.. yes. We all do. Despite our bad times.. we choose to be happy. Thats important ya know. 

"What is your flawless face routine? From washing it to putting makeup then removing it?"
1. I was my face 
2. I wait 5 minutes then apply my moisturizer
3. I wait 5 minutes then apply my foundation primer
4. I then apply foundaiton
5. Conealer
6. Set with powder
7. Apply my brows and eye makeup
8. lips
9. Contour Highlight Blush
10. Spray with makeup setting spray
11. At night remove makeup with Ponds cold cream
12. Wash face with a cleanser
13. apply neautragena spot on treatment all over my face
14. Wait 10 minute apply moisturizer
:)

"Do you have a part time or full time job aside from doing Youtube?"
Being a mommy is my full time job! :) My cosmetic line is my part time job ;) 

"How do you manage 4 kids?"
Over the years Ive developed routines and schedules.. makes things easier but I still go crazy and Im exhausted most of the time lol

"What does your husband work as??"
Were not married.. but he is a mechanic.

"What pic apps do you use or do you use a computer for all your pics?"
I use cameraFX, morebeaute2, bokehcamfx, pic stich.. those are my favs... all my pics are taken with my phone. 

"Whats your star sign?"
Aquarius 

"What judgments are made against you, how do you overcome them?"
Geez Im pretty much judged every day in every way haha from the internet "net working" to going to the grocery store.. my motto is its none of my business what others "think" of me. 

"How do you manage to look amazing with 4 kids?"
I wish I always looked amazing truth is.. I only do my makeup and get ready about twice a week.
Other then that Im in my mommy clothes, no makeup and hair is looking crazy!
However I do think its important to take time for yourself at least twice a week, take advantage of nap time hahah

"If you could only have one makeup brand for the rest of you life what would it be?"
My cosmetic line of course.. 2nd choice would be.. Revlon great products and affordable!

"One makeup product you cant live without?"
My loreal BB cream!

"How did you become so good with makeup, did you go to school?"
I did not go to school for makeup or anything beauty related.. all hands on, lots of practice and simply being obsessed with makeup.

"How old were you when you first started doing makeup, any tips on what to do and what not to do for first timers?"
My obsession with makeup started in the 2nd grade! I got in trouble for taking my moms makeup bag to school and putting it on my friends haha!
What to do: Try different COLORS :)
What not to do: Sleep in your makeup!

"Are you married? If so what age did you get married?"
Im not married, never been married.. I dont believe in marriage ;)

"What nationality are you?"
Irish and Dutch

"What is a good everyday facial cream/moisturizer also what is a good under eye concealer?"
I love olay products, I use the sensitive skin oil free moisturizer daily and its my holy grail!!
Hard Candy Glamoflauge is great for under eye circles

"What do you do for exercise ?"
I HATE exercise.. strong word choice, I know. But its really never been my thing.. although I do love going for walks/jogs.

"What are your thoughts on marriage??
I simply dont believe in marriage, The social pressure and disapproval, the way the government controls you in a way, using love and paper work.  Im tired of facing legal and economic discrimination. I believe in a commitment that you make in your heart. There's no paper that will make you stay. 

"When did you start your Youtube Channel?"
I started my channel in 2007!! Along time ago.. the community wasnt as populated as it is now so it was easier I guess at the time to gain subbies but I know ladies who started within the past year that have more then me lol 

"What type of hair extensions do you wear?"
I love headkandy!

"How long have you been with your baby daddy, will you guys marry, does he help with the kids and around the house?"
We've together 10 years, we will never get married, we have the same beliefs on marriage, he does help with the kids and house work as much as he can, he works a lot though. 

"Was the career you have now the one you've always wanted?"
I wanted to be a singer haha but makeup has always been a passion of mine so Id say so 

"What are your all time favorite lashes?"
Red Cherry's 217

"How do you deal with a break up, how do you move on?"
Stay busy and stay positive .. dont expect to move on overnight.. its a process..let the process happen :)

"Im super pale and want one of your blushes which would you choose for me, I wear neutral eye makeup everyday?"
Im pale too and Id say "natural" is a great daily blush!

"Wow your so stunning, whats the best tip someone has ever given you?"
Thanks hun, best tip.. SMILE!

That'll do it for now, theres so many more questions I will do another part soon :)