Thursday, March 29, 2012

Love me Some Lottabody!-A Review

For a while now, I have been reading rave reviews for Lottabody Setting Lotion from various vintage bloggers. Many of you gals use it to do pincurls, foam curler sets, and hot rollers.

I was out buying bobby pins and travel bottles at my local Sally Beauty Supply store and spotted the Lottabody. I knew I had to buy me a bottle! It was only $4.99 USD for 8 ounces!

According to the directions, Lottabody needs to be diluted. Depending on whether your hair is natural or color and/or chemically treated, you will need to dilute the solution in water, preferably in a spray bottle. Since my hair is color-treated, I mixed one part Lottabody to 4 parts water.

Today I washed my hair and applied my usual hair products. I quickly blow-dried my hair and then sectioned my hair using clips and I applied a tiny amount of Lottabody spray to the last two inches of my hair and curled using my Hot Tools Ceramic  3/4 inch barrel curling iron.

And this was the end result:
Not only are my curls defined, my ends feel so soft and healthy! Before using Lottabody, I tried Motions Foaming Wrapping Lotion. Even though it also defined my curls well, it made my ends break off! It basically made my hair brittle! Not Good!

So, if are looking for a product that defines and shapes curls with softness, you need to try Lottabody Setting Lotion!

Monday, March 26, 2012

New Hair Color!

This is me, with my allergy eyes and new hair color! 

I had the color (a dark brown) done by my amazing stylist of 5 years, Corry, last Thursday. I have been red with blond and just red (I go back and forth) for two years and I thought it was time to change things up! I have not been brunette since 2002. I have been pink, black, platinum blonde,  blonde with black underneath, and even purple! But I have to admit I have a preference for the dark shades of color!

So, what do you gals think?

And, what color of hair (or colors) have you been?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Meeting Up at VLV 15

VLV 15 is now less than two weeks away! I cannot believe it! I still have so much packing to do!

Nevertheless, for those of you who are going this year, I would love to do a meet-up or two at the event! Last year I only bumped into a couple of people and I was very sad to miss out on meeting more fellow bloggers. VLV is huge is so a meet-up is a must!

If you are interested in doing a meet-up, you can post a comment and/or drop me a line on Facebook at:

I hope everyone is well! I plan to do a packing list tutorial soon! I also am going to post a tutorial on how to make hair flowers before the big event!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

VLV 15- Making a list!

At this moment, it is 23 days before VLV 15 begins! In preparation, I have made my clothing list, been going to the gym 5 days a week, and have created some new makeup looks.

I am so looking forward to VLV because 1: it's Vegas and 2: it will be my 37th birthday! I mean, a birthday in Vegas!? VLV or not, talk about fun and exciting!

Nevertheless, I would like to post a few clothing and accessories tips in celebration of the big event!

1. Check your couture!
Make sure there are no loose seams, rips, missing/loose hook and eyes, buttons, etc. If you cannot repair anything yourself, take it to a tailor. Also, be sure to take items to the dry cleaners if needed. I also pack a sewing kit complete with thread, needles, hooks and eyes, spare buttons, and a measuring tape (great when buying clothing from the vendors).

2. Check your shoes!
Make sure your shoes are in good condition! If they need new heel caps, new buckles, re-soling, new straps, or general repairs, take them to your local cobbler/shoe repair shop.

3. Check your beauty kit!
Do you have adequate foundation, powder, sunblock, mascara, lipstick, eyeliner, brushes, sponges, false eyelashes, and/or eyeshadow? Ensure your kit covers all the basics! Moreover, if you plan to carry your makeup, make sure liquids over 3 ounces are packed into your checked luggage. (This is especially important for US travelers)

4. Make sure that suitcase is under 50 lbs!
In this new era of travel, any checked bag over 50 pounds is going to be charged extra (ie $100.00 USD). Moreover, most airlines charge an average of $25.00USD for the first bag.  Plan to pack for the days you are away from home. For example, I will be in Las Vegas for 5 nights and 5 days. I will need 5 daytime outfits, 5 night looks, and a few varieties of shoes. I will also pack a few late night items like Freddies of Pinewood jeans, vintage tops, and Re-Mix wedges.

5. Jewelry and accessories!
Be sure to have a nice variety of jewelry and accessories! Bakelite, lucite, moonglow, rhinestones, parure sets, and celluloid oh my! I also plan to bring my lucite bags and hair flowers. These items will be in my carry-on luggage. I am too afraid of packing them in my checked baggage! So, if you plan to carry these items with you, make sure your bag fits in the overhead compartment above your seat or underneath. Please check individual airlines for details.

6. Hair!
Make sure you pack all you need to do your pin-curls, wet sets, and victory rolls. This includes Lottabody lotion, bobby pins, curlers, hair products (in travel sizes), combs, brushes, curling irons, snoods, and hair flowers.  I also pack a can of Tigi Dirty Secret to help my hair look its best between washes. Tresemme also makes a good dry shampoo spray.

So, what are your packing tips? Are you ready?