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Styling My Hair: Tips, Products and Video Tutorial

Almost every time I'm out in public, someone comments or asks a question about my hair.  Many people think it looks hard to fix and are surprised when I tell them I style it myself!  I can't tell you how many times I've been in the aisle at the grocery store explaining how I fix it and what products I use.  Several people have suggested I do a hair tutorial so that is just what I've done!

Linked below is the video I posted on YouTube where I show you all the products and tools I use and exactly how I style my hair.   Since posting the video, I've had a few questions that I thought I'd answer here:

1. How often do you get your hair cut?
**Every 4-5 weeks
2. How often do you highlight your hair?
**Every 3 months (due to the way I style my hair, it disguises root growth very well)
3. How often do you wash your hair?
**Pretty much everyday.  It's so easy to fix that it's just easier for me to start from scratch rather than trying to fluff up my "bed head&…

Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty Sale Recommendations

I don't know about you but I LOVE the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sales!! In the past, I've done videos giving you my recommendations to check out during the sale.  Well, this current sale seems to really have caught me off-guard with all the chaos going on and therefore, I wasn't able to get a video of my recommendations filmed in time.

Not to fear!! I've got you covered.  I decided to bring you my recommendations the old fashioned way.....via my blog!!
General Sale Info

What is it?
For a period of 21 days, Ulta chooses items that will be priced at 50% off.  This price is only good for one day and is limited to stock on hand.  Usually, there is a mix of in-store and online only that stores are going to be closed for the next few weeks, you'll have to do all of your shopping online.

What are Hot Buys?
These are items marked down up to 30% off and generally run for the course of the sale.  Sometimes, Ulta will update this list of items weekly.

Shipping Costs?

Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette - Review, Swatches & Tutorial

Being a HUGE eyeshadow palette fanatic, I always get really excited when I learn Urban Decay will be releasing a new "Naked" palette.  So, when I heard about the new Naked Honey Palette, you can be sure I was at the nearest Sephora on the first day it was released for sale.

Here's what the palette looks like....

The color story is super warm and definitely "honey" inspired....

You will notice in the swatches that there is a good mix of finishes in the palette ~ 6 mattes, 5 shimmers and 1 pearl/satin....

Retail Price:  $49

Where to Buy:
✨Sephora (available now) ~
✨Ulta (available Sept 22 online) ~

For a full-face tutorial and review of this palette, check out this video:

🌟Products Mentioned: *Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette ~ *Juvia’s Place The Warrior Palette ~ *Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer ~ *Bobbi Br…

Easy Spring Makeup Tutorial - Soft Pink Monochromatic Look

Despite the weather still feeling very "winter-y", I felt inspired to create this fresh pink look to remind me that spring is just around the corner!🌸 Maybe this will inspire you to pull out some of those spring-time shades and give this look a try. Hope you enjoy!

🌸 PRODUCTS USED: *First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer ~ *UD Primer Potion (Fix) ~ *Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette ~ *Lottie London AM to PM Eyeliner (Velvet) ~ *Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Highlighter ~ *Origins Underwear for Lashes ~ *Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara ~ Thrive Lash Extensions Mascara ~ *IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact (Light) ~ *Benefit Boi-ing Brightening Concealer (No. 3) ~ *IT Bye Bye…

Don't Be Scammed!! I am NOT wearing a wig!

A few weeks ago, I had a subscriber alert me to the fact that a wig company was using my picture and a portion of my video to advertise for a wig.  Imagine my shock when I clicked over to their website and saw this....
When I clicked on the information page, it had a brief video.....yep, you guessed it, the video was taken from a portion of one of my hair tutorials!

The portion they chose to show was at the end of my video where I'm just using my fingers to finish styling my hair.  They muted out my voice, added music and made it appear like I was demonstrating how this wig looked.  

Needless to say, I was shocked!  Once I recovered enough to put some coherent thoughts together, I clicked on their contact page and sent them a very nice email requesting that they take down my picture and video as they are false and misleading. The only response I received was one that said, "We are shocked to hear that our model is similar to your video. Please sent us your video or photos, so we…

Hymns and Praise Songs by Sharalee - My Latest Project

Recently, I completed my second CD....

This is fully instrumental...just me and my "one-man-band" performing unique arrangements of the following songs:

*Praise Him! Praise Him!
*Shine, Jesus, Shine
*Love Medley (Love Divine, All Loves Excelling; O How He Loves You and Me; My Jesus, I Love Thee)
*What a Friend We Have in Jesus
*How Great Thou Art
*Savior, Like a Shepherd and Knowing You
*Great Is Thy Faithfulness
*Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
*Medley:  Blessed Assurance and No Other Name
*Amazing Grace
*Medley:  All Creatures of Our God and Shout to the Lord
*Jesus Loves Me (based on Clair de Lune)

Cost: $15 + $5 shipping and handling (rate applies to contiguous U.S.)
*If you purchase more than one CD and have them shipped to one address, you will only be charged one $5 shipping fee

Many of you are probably a little skeptical about how my "one-man-band" sounds and might be curious as to what kind of hymn and praise song arrangements to expect on my CD.  Click…

Neutral Everyday Eye - Most Requested Look!

Several of you requested a tutorial on the eye look I was wearing in the "Sephora Give Me More Lip Swatch Video". So that is what I'm bringing you today! This is a great look for everyday but can easily transition to evening as well just by changing out the lip color.

This eye look is super easy and especially great for those of us with hooded eyes.  I hope you all enjoy this tutorial!

*Urban Decay Primer Potion (Fix) ~
*Tarteist Pro Palette (Classic, Vintage, Chic, Smoked, Drama, Innocent) ~
*Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Palette (Bubbly) ~
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer ~
*Lancôme Cils Booster XL ~
*Lancôme Hypnose Drama Mascara ~
*Smashbox Always On Metallic Lip (Vino Noir) ~

*Morphe Brushes (M208, M504, M433) ~…

Get Ready With Me YouTuber Tribute: Kandee Johnson

Thank you for joining me for Part 3 of my "YouTuber Tribute Series"! In the 8+ years that I have been watching Kandee, I have learned so many amazing tips, and I will be sharing those with you in this Get Ready With Me Video. I'm also using a classic palette, the first Naked Palette by Urban Decay. You can find links below to some of my favorite videos from Kandee along with the other YouTuber Tribute videos I've done previously. Thanks SO much for watching!!!♥

♥Kandee's Channel:
How to Contour Like a Contour Artist ~
Mila Kunis Naked Palette Look ~
Beauty Blender Pro Tips & Tricks ~

♥YouTuber Tribute Series Videos:
EmilyNoel83 ~
Makeup Geek ~

Swept Bangs and Smooth Back ~
Help Styling Spiky Pixie Cut ~
How My Stylist Highlights My…

Tanceuticals Review + SURPRISE Announcement

Ever wish you could look like you just spent a week at the beach any time of the year without the damaging effects of the sun or tanning beds? I spent about a month testing these sunless tanning products from Tanceuticals and am excited to share them with you today!

 ♥Surprise GIVEAWAY Rules♥
*Be subscribed to my YouTube Channel
*Leave a comment (one per subscriber) telling me one thing you find most interesting or intriguing about this brand
*One subscriber will be chosen at random from the comments section
*GIVEAWAY ENDS ~ Sunday, September 9th at 6:00pm Pacific Time
*Winner will be contacted by me and later listed here in the description box

**A HUGE "thank you" to Tanceuticals for doing this giveaway!!**
Although Tanceuticals did send me these products and are sponsoring the giveaway portion of this video, I am NOT being paid for my review. The opinions and thoughts expressed in this video are 100% honest and were in no way …

Testing New Hair Products...What Works Best for Styling a Pixie Cut?

If you have watched any of my hair tutorials, you know I'm a pretty die-hard fan of two hair products in particular.....Catwalk Root Boost and Enjoy Dry Wax.

At the request of several viewers, however, I embarked on a journey to see if I could find any other hair products that might compete (or win-out) over my current favorites.  So, over the course of several weeks, I tested three pomades and one root volumizing product and have compiled those reviews into one video.  I hope you enjoy!

Swept Bangs and Smooth Back ~
Help Styling Spikey Pixie Cut ~
How My Stylist Highlights My Hair ~
How My Stylist Cuts My Spikey Pixie Cut ~

*Catwalk Root Boost ~
Enjoy Dry Wax ~
*Wella EIMI Root Shoot ~ https://go.…

New LORAC PRO Palette 4: Review + Swatches + Demo

Are you considering purchasing this latest release from LORAC?  I've been using this palette for a little over a week now and have formed some opinions which I will share with you today.

At the bottom of this post, I've included a review video I posted on my YouTube channel that also includes an eye look using this palette.  So, if you're interested in seeing these shadows in action then definitely check out that video!

Ok, so now it's bullet-point review time....

*Sleek and slim with a magnetic closure and large mirror inside
*Rubberized texture which unfortunately gets pretty dirty but I LOVE the plum color they chose!

 *Includes a travel size "Behind the Scenes Eye Primer"

*8 Matte and 8 Shimmer Shades
*Colors are more in the "cool" family with more mauve and plum tones
*Matte formula performs great across the board
*Shimmers are a bit mixed for me. 
Candelight (as you'll see in the demo) is BEAUTIFUL and shows up super met…

ABH Soft Glam Rosy Bronze Tutorial | Viewer Requested

Several of my youtube viewers requested a tutorial on the look I was wearing in my Favorite Nude Lipsticks video and this is it! It's super easy and utilizes one of my favorite palettes, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette.  And, if you aren't crazy about the bright berry lip, you can swap it out for a nude lip or a deeper burgundy/cranberry shade.  I hope you will give this look a try!

 *Other tutorials using the Soft Glam Palette:
3-1-1 Palette of the Week Series:
Review & Tutorial:

*Favorite Nude Lipsticks Video:

*ABH Soft Glam Palette ~
*UD 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Stag *discontinued* Demolition is a good dupe) ~
*It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara ~
*L'Oreal Voluminous Primer Mascara ~
*Sephora Coll…