Apr 28, 2012

DIY Prom/Formal 2012 hair trends & Giveaway from LifeSpa (Now Closed)

Beauty DIY!

Hey Beauties!

With prom around the corner, Summer weddings and many other formal events, I’m sure plenty of you are looking for advice for how you or your daughters/sisters/nieces etc should do your hair while still staying on budget.

Today I have a few of the hottest prom/formal hair trends for 2012 from stylists at LifeSpa that are super easy to replicate at home.

The Double Braid

  • These braids are a twist on the classic French braid and are actually called inside out French braids 
  • Start with three sections of hair at the hairline and instead of braiding over, braid from underneath starting with the backmost length 
  • Incorporate hair closest to the hairline braiding back towards the ear 
  • Secure the braid with a bobby pin 
  • Gather three sections of adjacent hair and repeat 
  • Once braids are secure, pull hair back into a bun 
  • Accessorize with a clip-in flower, feathers or a hair clip 

Messy Side Bun

  • Pull hair into a low side bun and secure with an elastic 
  • Take the ponytail and gather hair into a ball in your hands 
  • Secure using an elastic and wrapping it a few times 
  • Pull hair at the roots to add some volume 

Flawless Ballerina Bun

  • Secure hair in a high ponytail
  • Tease the ponytail to add volume
  • Twist hair clockwise into a tight bun, leaving about an inch of hair out at the bottom
  • Secure bun with large bobby pins
  • Wrap remaining hair around once and pin it or leave it out for a messier look


Right now LifeSpa is offering my readers one free prom/updo hair service at one of nearly 100 locations throughout the United States. The free service is valid until June 30, 2012.


These are the conditions for entering:
  1. Go to the LifeSpa website.
  2. Click the big orange button that says "Find a local LifeSpa." and search for your location.
  3. Leave a comment on this blog post indicating which LifeSpa location you would go to for your free Prom or updo hair service.

Terms & Conditions: The service is valid at any LifeSpa location. The service received has to be a prom hair style or up-do. Free service must be used by June 30, 2012. You must be a resident of the United States, 13 or older and be near a LifeSpa location. If the winner does not respond to claim the prize within a reasonable amount of time, Beauty Mamas reserves the right to pick another winner. For any questions or more information, please email

Giveaway ends 5/5/2012 12:59pm PST

Apr 27, 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter - Tutti Frutti, Sweet Tart & Lollipop

Happy Friday Beauties :)

Today is a great day, I'm off to shop for cute stuff at Daiso and eat Takoyaki at Irvine Mitsuwa.

But before that, I have three more of the Revlon Lip Butters, in Tutti Frutti, Sweet Tart and Lollipop to share with you. I previously reviewed Peach Parfait and Strawberry Shortcake and now I want to show you some of my favourite Spring/Summer type shades.

L-R: Tutti Frutti, Sweet Tart, Lollipop
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Apr 18, 2012

Beauty In Your Budget – Top 5 At-Home Beauty Tips For Mommies

Happy hump day, Beauties!

Today I have a guest post for you from Brenda on DIY budget beauty tips :)

Beauty products are expensive and if you are budgeting, then these products can leave a dent in your pocket. If you’re a momma, it’s natural for you to believe in frugal living and cut back on your expenses wherever possible. This is the reason why you can totally rely on beauty tips from your kitchen that are both effective and inexpensive.

Wonder how you can implement some natural and pocket-friendly ways of looking beautiful in your life? Given below are a few at-home kitchen beauty tips that you might love:

Apr 16, 2012

Le Edge Exfoliation Tool - Review & Giveaway!

Hey Beauties!

Recently I was contacted to try out a new exfoliation tool called Le Edge. As it is an Australian company, I had heard of the tool before, but didn't know much about it until now.

What is Le Edge?

Apr 10, 2012

Photo diary: Easter & Instagram

So recently Instagram released an Android app and I have been aaalllll over it.
Here are some recent pics from over the past week & Easter weekend! :)

Eternal Optimist and Shrimp on the Barbie

Easter polka dot mani

My Easter makeup look

The beautiful Socal spring weather

Puffy 3 tone Violet lens, Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop & Leopard heart ring from Claire's

I have a post on Lollipop as well as two other Lip Butters coming this week! Also a review and photos of my Puffy 3 Tone Violet lens :)

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Apr 2, 2012

Manicure Monday: Essie Eternal Optimist & Spoiled by Wet n Wild Shrimp on the Barbie

Hello Beauties!

Today I want to show you two of my favourite polishes, one of which is a gorgeous shade by Wet n Wild. They have recently released the ‘Spoiled’ collection and this is my favourite, Shrimp on the Barbie. Love the polish, hate the name. As an Australian, I find it offensive (lolol). Stupid Crocodile Dundee, we don’t even call prawns ‘shrimp’! Anyway, the polish actually reminds me more of salmon, it’s a gorgeous salmon pink with a gold shimmer. The other polish is Essie Eternal Optimist, a beautiful nude rose pink I’ve had for a while, which is such a perfect Spring colour.

Two coats of Essie Eternal Optimist and one coat of Spoiled by Wet n Wild Shrimp on the Barbie on ring finger.

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The colour in the bottle is exactly how it looks on the nail, with that lovely golden shimmer.

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Indirect sunlight – this is probably the most colour accurate for both polishes.

It was difficult to capture the gold shimmer with my camera, but it’s so prevalent on the nail, even indoors.. It looks GORGEOUS in sunlight!

I like a few of the other shades in the Spoiled by Wet n Wild collection, but Shrimp on the Barbie is my absolute favourite and in my opinion, a must-have.

Have you picked up any of the Spoiled by Wet n Wild polishes?

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