xoxo-Brosia: August 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Aveeno + Macca (Green Tea)

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I have been completely addicted to Macca/Matcha Green Tea for a few months now,  that has been just about the only thing I get from Starbucks now.  I always ask the barista's why they don't sell the macca powder and the response is that "What we use is too expensive to market" gosh, how good this stuff is, my attitude was like hey, I really don't care how much it is, I'd take it over coffee any day, it makes me feel good, and it just feels more natural going down as oppose to coffee, which tweaks me out LMFAO! Macca is a much better alternative for energy

My skin has not been up to parr to my standards as of late.  I'm guessing it's a reaction to the slight change in weather, I can tell that it is changing, the sun takes a bit longer to come out in the morning and sets a little sooner than usual, my skin can tell that fall is around the corner.  So I decided that it was time for a new cleanser and skin care regimen.  I will post it later, but for now check out my cleanser

I only used it last night, it worked great.  I have oily skin, it removed literally all of my makeup, including my liner and mascara.  After cleansing I went over my skin with a 50/50 combo of apple cider vinegar and water using a cotton ball and there was NOTHING left over on the cotton ball.  Mind you, I had a full face of makeup to begin with!  I'm impressed!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Weeks Load

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Hey ladies [and guys, lol I am aware that some of you check out the blog] :) I hope you all had a great/safe weekend. This is a busy week for me, as you can see from the video above there is so much to do and I want to make sure it is all done before my trip, so I plan on having a few videos completed. I am also working on getting some new items posted in the shop I want to give you all a constant flow of fresh items!

Friday, August 26, 2011

BLB: Adora

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Hey dolls!  I hadn't officially introduced to you all the BL Boutique, as it is still a work in progress.  I will be constantly adding more items to the shop throughout these next couple of weeks.  I am excited to introduce to you all one of the Winter/Fall '11 designer brands Adora Accessories, which is currently available in the shop.

This collection includes a bright selection of both large hair clips(4in.) & small hair clips(2.5in.)  that are super versatile because they can also be worn on your clothing as a broach, they all have a pin closure seen below.   You will also find adorable button earrings.  Stop by the shop to see more colors from this collection

I hope you all have a wonderful friday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where to go: New York

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I will be in New York next weekend; I will be there for four days, what to do?  I want to hear from you guys, let me know what places I MUST check out, food, coffee shops, boutiques, night life, etc.  I want to make the most of my time there because I know it will more than likely go by super fast.  I have gotten many messages from the tweeps, wanting to meet up.  I didn’t plan a meet up because it’s my first time in NY I just felt like it would be hectic, plus I’m traveling with family so I’m not sure what my “down time” is going to be like.  Hopefully I get some, because I definitely want to network and meet some of you!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Not The Hair On Your Head

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Remington Epilator
Find it at Target stores
Limited Supply
Comes with a smaller head for bikini area & face

I am indeed one of those girls that have to shave nearly every 2 days.  I am not a fan of hair legs, underarms, bikini line, etc.  Hair BE GONE!  I stay away from shaving since I'm "ingrown prone"  and those suckers are so annoying.  I have gotten a full body wax a few months back, that lasted but I really couldn't ever imagine having to go through that religiously.  So I'd been looking for other options, and ran into the one that everyone said hurt like a *****.  Last week I purchased my first epilator!
Definition: an electrical device used to remove hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out
I have been using it for a week and I realize that it was indeed an awesome purchase.  $60 well spent!  To think, I will not have to buy another razor, no more hot wax, wax strips, etc.  *big grin*

Monday, August 15, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

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I watched Devil yesterday. In the above there is a slight spoiler so if you haven't seen the movie and plan on watching it soon there is a small spoiler. Nothing detailed though! Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Say Hello To My Little Friends | Eek Nails

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Polish Colors:
Nude Color Revlon's Gray Suede
Navy Color (Ring Fingers) F21Indigo
I used Indigo for the pupal's as well, and I used LA Colors Art Deco White polish for the eyeballs

I have been noticing these cute little guys on so many gal's nails!  I thought it would be fun to try it out for myself.  I think it's rather charming. They make me happy LOL, I will show my little sister when she get's home, maybe she'll let me do her nails!  She usually removes the color after a day though.  I hope you are all doing good.  If anyone tries out these Eek Nails, link it in the comments, I'd love to see!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Breakfast: boiled egg, toast, banana
I have been eating this way for a couple of weeks and honestly I feel a lot more energized as oppose to grabbing a coffee and snacking on what ever sugar filled pastry NY co workers have brought in for the day. I am not trying to loose weight but I am tryingto find the correct balances that are appropriate for me to intake. I have been frankly myself to eat because I need it, not because I want it. Unfortunately, I can not break my love for Starbucks, that is just my form of satisfaction. I love me a greenteaLatte latte, makes my toes curl! Lol! Seriously though, eating a healthier breakfast definitely plages a part in my productivity throughout the day. I'm a lot more energized and I get a lot done. No tummy growls

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Wrap Bracelets

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All wrap bracelets available on the [BLBoutique], you will also find a few other variations of the wrap bracelets.  If you are a designer interested in having your work sold at the BLBoutique email ambrosiamm@gmail.com with photo(s) & a brief description about the item's 

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Manual Perfection

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Some people allow things into their lives that aren't perfect; and from the very beginning they know that this thing isn't perfect but in their mind they are thinking, hmm. . .  I can do this  t h i s  & THIS to make it work THAT much better.  Investing all of this time into it, shaping and molding it just how you like it.   While doing this you're not really worrying about all of the time that is being put into it, not remembering that time is precious, and it doesn't last forever, we'll all go someday, right?  Well, in the midst of all of your hard work, that day comes and reality kicks in.  Things randomly take a turn for the worse, negativity kicks in and then you think "Why did I allow this into my life, knowing from the beginning that it wasn't perfect?"  While you're contemplating on all of the time spent on this creation, you refuse to turn back. . .  you're far into the process, you think " It's too late to turn back now" I'm going to finish what I started, or at least try. . .  (To Be Continued)

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

Creme of Nature's Dr Fran

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Last week I had the opportunity to join in on a conference call with Dr. Fran of Crème of Nature, where she answered many questions that are asked regarding hair & scalp issues.  Here I will share some of the things that stuck out to me/ that I was able to relate to during the conference call.  I hope you all find this information useful, and hopefully it helps you with any scalp problems that you have or have had in the past.

Dandruff & Dry Scalp:

There is inflammation involved. To treat dandruff you use an anti inflammatory, which is a bit different from dry scalp.  The most important part in preventing dry scalp is finding the right hair & scalp care products
Crème of Natures Argon Oil line, it includes a shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo is a gentle hydrating sulfate free shampoo.  This will provide a good amount of moisture, along with the conditioner
The Difference between Breakage & Hair loss:
Breakage & Normal shedding is considered a form of hair loss.  Then there is also pathogenic hair loss meaning hair loss due to a specific problem (medical, nutrition, grooming, and some styles).

Breakage – look at the end of the hair, usually you can see splitting at the ends
Spotty/Uneven hair loss – Sign of another problem either external or internal; that is when you should see a dermatologist, the key to this is not waiting too long before getting help.

Oiling Scalp:  Our bodies are set up to produce enough moisture for our scalp on a regular basis.  There are instances that in the winter time, oiling the hair is appropriate. You want to avoid very heavy product to oil the scalp. Using something like the Gloss & Shine Polisher, a really light formulation that adds just the right amount of moisture without clogging the pores. That is an ideal product to start with when adding oil to the hair and scalp.  Dr. Fran recommends to patients to apply it to the hair only, unless you have very severe dry scalp.
In the process of season changes, many people complain about dandruff, flaking of the scalp & itching.  The medical diagnosis for this is Ceberic Dermatitis.  It is a function of our oil production glands trying to adjust to the changes in the weather, and our scalp reacting to the changes, and it doesn’t quite get it right and it ends up with too much oil production which can build up, that dries, and you get the flaking and itching from the inflammation because that oil has built up and irritated the scalp.  And normally, when we see the flaking build up, we tend to add more oil to those dry areas.  That is not really dry scalp, but is actually dried up oil which has caused inflammation; what we should actually do in this case is treat our scalp with an anti inflammatory.  During that time you can still use light oil on your hair if needed, but it is best to avoid applying oil to the scalp and just treat the scalp with the anti-inflammatory and sometimes its treated with an anti yeast preparation along with the anti inflammatory.

How often to wash
Dr. Fran stated that it is recommended to wash at least every 1-2 weeks.
Individuals with less curl or people that use a lot of product- Once a week
Prone to itchy/flaky scalp or product buildup - Once a week
Tightly Coiled/ Tight curls- Every two weeks are fine.  Dr. Fran states “water can be drying to the hair and to the scalp itself, and that is why it is so important that after you wash your hair, that you condition.  As long as you do that, then you really don’t have to worry about stripping or over drying your hair.
If your hair is very tightly coiled and you suffer from breakage and other hair care concerns, it is suggested that you wash your hair one week, and co wash the next week.

Moisturizing Ends
Moisturize at least once a week, a recommended product is the Gloss and Shine Polisher with Argan oil.  When applying it to the ends, to avoid weighing them down, use just a small amount and then rub it into the ends.  Note: Crème of Nature Shampoos is known to provide nutrients. 

It's Monday!

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