Apr 29, 2010

Eyebrow Threading...Yup, I'm Addicted!

I recently had lunch with my cousin and her new baby girl.  We met at the beautiful Victoria Gardens Mall and enjoyed a great lunch, accompanied by great conversation.  Yes, the children were with us, so it was not a peaceful, quiet lunch, it was a little more exciting (thank you Cooper). 
After lunch we took a stroll around the Mall.  It is so beautiful there, I recommend checking it out if you have not.  While walking around, we came upon Ziba Beauty. What is Ziba Beauty you say? Well, let me tell you, it is my new FAVORITE place. They do Eyebrow Threading, and other beauty treatments.

I was a little intimidated when I walked in.  I had never heard of Eyebrow Threading, nor had I ever seen it in action.  I was a little...ok, a lot, nervous about of having it done.  My cousin encouraged me to try it, so I caved, but I had her go first.  I watched and I was amazed at how the lady was doing it.  It was WEIRD!

The lady held a string(s) in her mouth and moved around the brow area.  How she did not thread the whole eyebrow off is beyond me! The whole process took less than 5 minutes.  I was up...YIKES! I sat in the chair and the lady went to town on my ungroomed brows (yes, they had been neglected for quit some time).  By the time she was finished (a little more than 5 minutes on me), I was not teary eyed at all.  I thought for sure it would hurt, but I was surprised that it did not. It did feel weird, but not painful.

My brows looked AMAZING!!!  I have had so many people ask me what I have done differently with my make up...I laugh.  There is nothing different, you can just see my eyes now because my brows have been tamed!

I recommend checking out Ziba Beauty.  They are fabulous, and not expensive at all.  My brows were about $11 (plus a small tip).  They also sell skin care product, do make up application, Bridal services and Mehndi tattoo's.  According to the Victoria Gardens web site description:

Ziba Beauty Center
Ziba Beauty is the respected leader in ancient beauty techniques. This includes The Art of Threading, a non-invasive, ancient hair removal technique used primarily for brow shaping with the use of cotton thread, The Art of Mehndi, a traditional art form using natural henna to give the body a temporary tattoo effect and many other beauty secrets.

Ziba Beauty has locations all though out Southern California...Do it, check them out, you will not be sorry.  I'm going back...SOON!  Click here to see some youtube videos to see how they do Eyebrow Threading. Have fun!

Let me know if you try it or have tried it and what your thoughts are. 


Photo Credits: Ziba Beauty Web Site

Apr 25, 2010

Hair Do or Don't?

Your wedding day is quickly approaching, how are you going to do your hair? You want to look glamorous, but not too over done. You want something that will stand the tests and trials of the day (all the hugs, kisses, and poses). There are no re-do's here, this is your BIG day and you only get one shot at it, so make sure you keep reading to get it RIGHT!

I received a great interview from my friends over at KMR Communications, Inc., so let me introduce you to Latrice Strader, master hair stylist & owner of Washington D.C. based salon and spa, Destiny De’ve. She knows all to well how stressful an up do appointment can be, and offers a few simple tips to make sure your up do’s don’t turn into do up don’ts!

* Down and Dirty: There is some prep work that you should be aware of before getting your up do. You may want to be fresh and clean when you go to the salon, but try to resist the urge to wash your hair the day of your up do. “Hair that’s a day or two old is easier to work with,” says Latrice. “When hair is too soft, it doesn’t hold curls or tease as well.” When planning for a glam hair style, forget the rule “lather, rinse and repeat!”
* Avoid a Wardrobe Malfunction: Wear a button-up shirt or a top with a loose fitting neck when you go in for your appointment. There’s nothing worse than trying to maneuver out of a small neck hole while keeping your tresses in tact! “Some women are so distracted with everything else on their mind that they don’t think about the shirt they are putting on over their head the morning of an up do,” says Latrice. Stick with an easily escapable top, or you might end up having to cut yourself out of one of your favorite blouses!

* Think Total Package: Make sure you consider your entire look when selecting an up do. Although choosing a hairstyle based on your face shape or hair-type are both effective techniques, don’t forget to factor in what you will be wearing for that special occasion. Think about the top of your dress and what would flatter it the most. “Strapless gowns generally look nice with some romantic waves or loose curls hanging down, whereas dresses with busy tops would look the best paired with a French twist or sleek pompadour ponytail,” advises Latrice. Do a run-through by fixing your own hair as close to how you want it as you can, along with trying on your complete ensemble (shoes, bag, jewelry, the works), to see the whole picture. You may discover everything doesn’t fit together quite like it does in your head, and you’ll want to be able to rethink things ahead of time.

* Don’t be afraid of hair accessories: Never underestimate the power of a well-placed accessory. If you see a piece in a store or magazine that attracts you, ask your stylist if it can be incorporated into your up do. Again, think total package. “If the rest of your look is simple, playing up your face with a stunning flower or sophisticated headband can add some high drama to your look,” says Latrice. But just don’t go overboard. You want one show piece that’s going to stand out, so don’t do this if you already plan on wearing an elaborate dress, necklace or other attention-grabbing piece. Simplicity is the key here.

* Inject some personality: You should still look like yourself (albeit an even more devastatingly beautiful version of yourself) for your special occasion, so try to incorporate some of your own personal style. “If you always wear your hair down, maybe try an up do with a part that has some face-framing locks falling down,” Latrice says. “This way it’s similar to your typical look, but with some added glamour.” You will have pictures from this event for the rest of your life, so you probably want to be able to recognize yourself in them. Not only is it important to look like you, but also if you have an up do that fits your personality, you’re more likely to feel beautiful, and therefore more likely to work it!

* Honesty is the best policy: If you are not 100% happy with your up do, don’t keep it a secret from your stylist (chances are he/she can tell just by looking at your face). Let them know how you really feel so they can make changes before it’s too late! “You may not want to sound rude or demanding, but your stylist would rather know if things aren’t looking like you imagined,” says Latrice. “They will be able to adjust the up do for you better in the salon than you will be able to do yourself at home.” That being said, keep in mind up dos are works in progress, and may look a little crazy at some points. Feel free to ask questions if something concerns you, but remember that an up do generally doesn’t look chic and polished until the very end, when the final spritzing and smoothing is administered.

Meet Master Hair Stylist & Owner of Destiny De’ve, Latrice Strader:
Latrice Strader, a native Washingtonian, is the owner/master stylist of Destiny De’Ve Salon and Spa located in the revitalized neighborhood of Columbia Heights in Washington, D.C. Latrice began her career as a stylist by enrolling in her high school’s cosmetology program. During the summer months she worked as an assistant to master stylists which help her to perfect her craft. Latrice graduated from high school as a stylist and began working on historic U Street. During her 12 year tenure, Latrice built a reputation for her expertise in multi-cultural styling and fashion forward styles that demand attention.

I hope this help you all!  Send us some of your favorite up-do's and we will feature you!


Photo Credit: Destiny De’Ve Salon

Apr 23, 2010

Congrats to the Gold Canyon Candle Winner...

Thank you to all who participated in our Gold Canyon Candle giveaway.  We loved reading your comments.  We also appreciate all of the new fans and followers we received. We are please to announce that after entering our comment information into random.org, our winner is:

Here is why TARA needed to win this candle set:
Tara: "You've convinced me! I NEED this product because my little 1 year old is going to start getting into anything and everything. This looks like it will help avoid a trip to the emergency room!"

Congrats Tara, and thank you for entering our giveaway.  Please be sure to check back as we hope to host a lot more giveaways!

Apr 17, 2010

Giveaway Alert...Gold Canyon Candles!

KDCEvents is hosting another giveaway! This time, it is for something that I simply can't live with out. What is that you say? Well, if you know me, you know I can't live without my Gold Canyon Candles. I am so addicted to them that I became a demonstrator just to support my habit. I know...who can burn that many candles? Well, I CAN!!

Ask anyone, these candles are fabulous! One little candle can make your whole house smell amazing for HOURS. Yup hours. The biggest draw to these candles for me is that they have a cooler burning wax, so I don't have to worry about my little ones burning themselves if accidentally spilled.

My new favorite product from Gold Canyon is the Scent Pod Warmer. I have two and I LOVE THEM! I can leave these babies on and not worry about burning my house down. =) They come fit with a timer (4, 8 & 12 hours) and are so easy to change out the scents, see:

I also love the Auto Fresheners. They help keep my car smelling way better than the baby formula it is masking. I have also used the Sachets as a freshener in my car, I just throw it under my seat.

NOTE: These candles are great for events of ALL KINDS!! Weddings, showers, parties, receptions, you name it. They make great shower prizes and gifts, if fact, I am giving away 4 different candles at a baby shower tomorrow. I also used the tealights at my wedding. So check them out for your upcoming event.

Here is what we are giving away to a lucky reader:
~ 16 oz Bella Candle
~ Pack of Auto Fresheners
~ Wick Dipper (scents to be chosen at random)

How do you enter? Just leave a comment on this post as to why you need this fabulous candle, and follow our little blog =) That's IT! (comment is required)

Additional entries you say? Well, here are a few ways to earn them (please be sure to do a seperate comment for each):
~ Follow our little KDCEvents Blog
~ Become a Fan on Facebook
~ Follow KDCEvents on Twitter
~ Retweet this giveaway

We will choose one lucky reader on April 23. Good Luck!
**Must be a US Resident to enter


Photo Credit: Gold Canyon Candle

Apr 12, 2010

Tag...I'm It!

I was tagged by a fabulous blogger, Leeann over at Join the Gossip. These get to know you games are always fun because it introduces you to new people and blogs and gives your readers a different look into me! So I hope you enjoy:

The rules:
1. Click on the above button and paste onto your blog/website
2. Answer the below questions
3. Pass onto 10 bloggers that you Love, go to their blog and let them know they've been tagged

Here is goes... =)

1. Who is your style icon?
I really never thought of myself as having style! I have always loved the look of Posh Spice herself, Mrs. Victoria Beckham, but I know I could never achieve that! So... I love the classic style of Reese Witherspoon.
2. What is your favorite socialite lit book?
I have not read any lately! I have a 1 year old that I chase around all day, so I'm open to any suggestions =)

3. Favorite party theme?
I would have to say Famous Couples. It's fun to see who people dress up as. (Yes, that is Hubby and I back in our college days!)

4. Go to Halloween costume?
Anything you can do as DEAD. I don't know why and I have never dressed up as a dead person, but if your make up is done right, it looks amazing!

5. Extravagance you cannot live without?
Getting my hair done. It makes me feel pretty and kept. I have had the same gal for YEARS, she's my buddy. I can't live with out her. In fact, she designs smocks for stylist, so check out her site: Hairwearsmocks.com.

6. Living person you admire?
Three actually. My sister because she is the worlds best mom and all around good person, and my Mom & Dad because they taught me to be the person I am today.

7. Greatest fear?
My food touching...lame I know, but it totally grosses me out!

8. Trait you deplore in yourself?
Sometimes I am TOO honest and don't know when to keep my mouth shut.

9. Which talent would you most like to have?
Public speaking. I wish I had the gift of gab =)

10. Greatest achievement?
My kids =) I am passing on to the following because they are fabulous:

~ Jennifer at Beauty In Real Life
~ Jana at Things to Do With Your Kids
~ Stephanie at Thoughts From Cali
~ Tammy at White Iris Designs
~ Kori at Blond Episodes
~ Beth at Social Climbers
~ Elana at Good Girl Gone Shopping
~ Raquel at House of Raquel


Photo Credits:
- Reese
- Food

Apr 8, 2010

Fantastic Finds April 7, 2010

Hello Everyone! Here are some Fantastic Finds for the week! I hope you are all doing well. If you ever come across a Fantastic Find, please be sure to share it with me so I can include it in these posts. Happy Wednesday!

Wedding Finds:
~ Check out the OffbeatBride.com for some Yummy Wedding Favors To Please'em All

~ More and more brides want personalized and coordinated items at their reception tables. What could be better than disposable cameras and water bottle labels that match? Just about every bride has disposable cameras at her reception tables, and, now they want to add refreshing water, with personalized labels. The word “Personalized” is the key word that makes brides happy.

~ Check out Every Last Detail and read up on: Working With Your Wedding Vendors

~ Ring Bearers and Flower Girls…. Head on over to the D-Tales and read up!

~ For your guy from GroomsOnline.com: So I’m Engaged! NOW WHAT? (Trendy Boutonnieres and where and how to get involved)

~ Need some help in the curves area? Check out this article from Bridal Mag: Whittle your waist and contour your curves with the right shapewear for your wedding gown.

~ Throwing a Bachelorette or Bachelor party? Check out this site for some interesting verbiage for your invites!

Beauty Finds:
~ Looking for beautiful makeup and tips? check out Beautiful Makeup Search.

~ Head on over to BeautyChatBlog.com and enter to win The Beauty Cookbook – Recipes to Make Your own Kitchen Your Personal Spa, and check out their new Vlog!

~ See Spring Hair Trends with TRESemmé on over at Talking Makeup

Kid Finds:
~ Happy Birthday Ben! Check out this yummy looking cake.

~ Need some fresh ideas for taking care of your kiddos? Check out Things To Do With Your Kids

Have a fabulous week everyone!


Apr 1, 2010

No Joke, We Have A Winner!

That's right! No April Fool's joke here, the winner of the Hey Dude Skincare is.... Sarah in Baja!

So who is Sarah in Baja?Sarah Mayer, PA-C, is the Lead Practitioner of the Clinica Comunitario Siloé (Siloé Community Clinic located in the small village of Santa Anita located approximately 40km north of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, home to approximately 3,000 people. Sarah sees patients that range from a few weeks old to the elderly with ailments that include diabetes, acute infections, hypertension, dermatological conditions and everything in between!

The clinic is run solely on donations. They do not charge the patients for their consult and will pay for their lab fees and medications if they are unable to. In addition to providing medical care and education, the staff of Clinica Comunitario Siloe desires to edify each patient’s spiritual health. We pray regularly with patients, provide Bibles for those who may not have them, invite our patients to church and, most importantly, share the good news and love of Jesus Christ.

To learn more about , check out their web site and blog.

Sarah in Baja, we hope your hubby enjoys his Hey Dude Skincare after shave! Let us know, and please...get him his own deodorant! =)


Photo Credit: Siloé Community Clinic

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