Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lets Get Shearious!

Hello my Loves,

On this lovely Saturday afternoon, I wanted to share with y'all about my amazing hair transformation I got done by a good friend and an amazing hair dresser, JACOB KHAN ((AKA THE HAIRGOD))!!!

The salon I went to is Shearious Salon here in Atlanta, GA, in between Brookhaven and Dunwoody. It's a smaller, upscale salon, with about 5 chairs and the staff there is incredible. Since the moment I stepped in the door, I was greeted with the best hospitality and was made to feel like I was already a part of their cute little family. 

Jacob, the color genious, and I, have known each other since we were 13 and never did I ever think that he would be a hair stylist, but OMGSH, it was his freaking calling! He's a true artist with his coloring and cutting on anyone's hair, I mean seriously, go check out his Instagram |@JACOBKHAN|. He literally took a look at my hair and face and already knew what cut and hair colors would look good on me and he got to work. 

After cutting my hair, Jacob used Goldwell Color 7ngb + 6nbk, 20 volume developer for the base color. He then hand painted lightener through my ends toned with 8nbp for 10 minutes. I sat under the dryer for about 30ish minutes and then it was off to the sink to get the hair dye washed out of my hair and to put two toners in. The shampoo he used smelled AMAZING btw! It was a gentle shampoo, made by Arojjo Products, which was perfect for my hair because I have very fine hair and obviously, we just colored it, so it wasn't too harsh. 

Jacob then led me back to the chair and had me turned around while he blew my hair dry so I couldn't see. My anticipation was seriously going crazy at this point because I was sooooo anxious to see what my hair looked like! 

FINALLLLLLYYYY, after using more Arrojo Products and curling my hair, he spun me around and I was in awe!! I have never been so happy with my hair color and cut than I was yesterday! I will never go to another salon or stylist ever again! My whole experience was like a fairy tale lol. But seriously, it was awesome. 

If any if you are in the Atlanta area, you have got to go to this salon! Tell them Kristina Vancea sent you and I promise, you will not be disappointed. I will link their website, Instagram and phone number down below.

Y'all have a great weekend!  I know I will rocking these precious new locks 😉 


Kristina Vancea 💋

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Helloooooo Gerard Cosmetics!

Hello again my loves, 

Been forever and day since I posted in my blog and I knew this would be a great post to share with y'all. Have y'all ever heard of Whitening Lightning or Gerard Cosmetics? Okay, well if you haven't, this company makes amazing teeth whitening products and makeup! Today, I wanted to share with you three glosses that I bought from them! And let me tell ya somethin', obsession does not even begin to describe the feeling I have towards these lipglosses I just got! 

From left to right (Seduction, Nude and Shimmer of Hope) 

These glosses are SUPER pigmented to the point you don't even need a lipstick to go underneath, but if you do put it over a lipstick, it will make your look that much better! As for usual lipgloss stickiness, UH NO, this brand doesn't have that! I know , you don't believe me right, well you should. The formula of these glosses are so creamy and smooth, you won't even feel like you even have a lipgloss on! 

I could rave about these glosses probably for days, but you just need to check them out for yourselves! If you want swatches of these babies, leave me a comment down below or follow me on Instagram and stay tuned for more pictures to come! 

Here is their website and Instagrams so you can go ahead and check them out!

Instagram: @Whiteninglightning @Gerardcosmetics 

You're welcome lovies! 

XOXO. Kristina Vancea

PS- Go check out my youtube channel because I have a Back to school Collab and Giveaway going on until the end of the month (Ends August 31, 2014)! DONT MISS OUT :))

My Instagram: @kristinavancea
Back to School Collab and Giveaway Video:

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Late but Not Forgotten March Birchbox

Hello my Beauties,

Okay, so yes it is about mid April now and March seems far behind us, BUT I have to share with you guys what I got in my March Birchbox! This months box was by far the best one I have gotten since I have had a subscription with Birchbox. Inside this marvelous package of mine, I had a mixture of beauty and lifestyle products..follow me and let me show you what they were.

  1. Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle: $21.95
    • Product Description:This product seals cuticles that compose the outermost layer of each strand of hair. It also smoothes and moisturizes, thereby minimizing frizz, while safeguarding color and adding shine. It also protects against UV rays and heat.
    • MY THOUGHTS: This was my MOST FAVORITE of all the items. I noticed a difference in my hair after I applied this product and my hair dried. My hair was smoother and shinier in just one use. Not only was this product AH-MAHZ-ING for showing results on the first use, it smells phenomenal. It has a floral aroma and the scent will stay in your hair all day, even carry on to the next day. I love love loooove this product and you can best believe I purchased the full bottle.
  2. COOLA Tinted Matte SPF 30 for Face: $36.00
    • Product Description: This is a silky, mousse-like consistency and is made with 70 percent organic ingredients. Once this formula dries, it becomes a matte finish. The subtle beige tint evens out skin tone and masks flaws. Works best for the light to medium complexions. 
    • MY THOUGHTS: The texture of this is very, and i mean very, buttery! Goes on so smooth and blends in easily. I don't know if I would say it covers anything to mask any flaws, but I would totally use this as a primer or just for the SPF purposes. Makes my face feel really soft. 
  3. Harvey Prince, Cherie Blossom: $55.00
    • Product Description: Inspring scent that mingles sparkling cherry blossom with romantic vanilla and musk. 
    • MY THOUGHTS: Well, unfortunately, I broke this sample the moment I opened it. However, I was able to embrace this flower power of a perfume. I am actually considering trying it out full bottle. Its a perfect flirty, fun perfume for any woman. Go smell it for yourself!
  4. Gilchrist & Soames, London Collection Body Lotion: $16
    • Product Description: This fast absorbing hydrator leaves skin feeling silky-smooth with a light, earthy scent.
    • MY THOUGHTS: This is a very thin lotion and it for sure smells great. Kind of reminds me of a mens cologne or body wash scent. I wouldn't use this as a body lotion, but more so for my hands or just the scent. 
  5. Tea Forté: pack of 3, $9.95
    • Product Description: Sugar-free, all natural mints infused with wellness-promoting organic green tea and herbs. 
    • MY THOUGHTS: I got the Lemongrass Yuzu mints and they are suppose to help you relax. Has a subtle mint taste with a citrusy taste too. Me likey.

    6.  Ghiradelli Intense Dark Cherry Tango Choloate Bar

    • Product Description: A dark chocolate with bits of cherry and almonds 
    • MY THOUGHTS: I mean c'mon, do I really need to explain, it's chocolate....I LOVE IT! 
TA-DA...Now wasn't that a great box!? Amaze-balls, I know. I definitely recommend for any one of you gorgeous peeps to go purchase the Beauty Protector Spray because it will change your life. Well, not that extreme, but I am obsessed. I promise you you will not regret it. 

XOXO- Kristina V 💋

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Singing Praises to the Make Up Gods.

Omgsh. Where do I even begin? Oh I know, I am obsesssssed with Make Up Geek! Can you say pigmented?! I mean not only are these shadows beautiful, creamy, blendable and super pigmented, they are crazy affordable! The CEO of Make Up Geek, Marlena, is a fellow Youtube Guru that I have been religiously watching! She has such amazing personality and spunk and of course she has the best tips and tricks for easy make up ideas and looks. 

I ordered 8 different shades from Make Up Geek. Every single shadow is just to die for! The shades that I got are peach smoothie, cupcake, hipster, shimma shimma, cosmopolitan , Cinderella and Cyrene brûlée. I use these shadows in almost my every day make up looks! I just can't get enough of them! 

SO, if you haven't checked this make up line out, you need to! That's an order lol

Hope you lovely people enjoyed my quick little rave and have an amazing day! 

XoXo- Kristina V

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Colllective Haul :))

Hey Lovebugs <3

Okay, before you even say it, YES..I decided to spoil myself a little bit with some things I wanted to try out from Ulta and Sephora. I can't even believe I'm going to say this, but I want more already lol. However, I will buy some of the new drugstore items next to review for you. Can't wait to try out all these products and let you know which ones are AM-AH-ZING and which ones are LAME!! So without further ado..let's get on with the good stuff and look at what I got.

  1. Bronzer-- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil: I have heard NOTHING, and I mean nothing but good things about this bronzer. Not only does it smell phenomenally amazing, it is suppose to be a great contour color for your face. It is for medium to deep skin tones and is shimmer-free and very matte. So you get the nice tan without the shimmer. I love to contour my face and I have been using Mac's Blush in Gingerly to do so and that is more of a brownish/pink color. So this will be a nice change I think to make a little more of a dramatic contour, but not too harsh. 
  2. Powder-- Make Up Forever, High Definition Pressed Powder: This is a pressed finishing powder that "sets your make up and slightly mattifies for a natural luminous finish without a trace of color." It is white in the compact, but comes out translucent. You can wear this alone or apply over your make up. This is something I will probably take in my purse with me because sometimes I can get oily and who wouldn't want to touch up and look flawless all day?! I mean c'mon, its a girls dream. Lets just see how well it works though shall we...
  3. Illuminator--Edward Bess, All Over Seduction Illuminator Visage, in the color Sunlight: I LOOOOOOVE highlighters, or illuminators in this case. It just gives you a natural, dewy, look.  I saw this on Sephora's website and fell in love with this color. It's almost a pale pink with a champagne color. Has nice gold undertones and is very smooth. It's a cream highlighter, so it's going to be easy to blend out. I have never owned a product from Edward Bess, but Jennifer Lopez has sworn by these products that they are great so I had to try. The only thing I am not liking about this is how little of a product you get. It is about as small as an eyeshadow tin. BUMMER--I know, but hopefully I won't need a lot of this product on my face to achieve the natural glow I am looking for. 
  4. Eyelash Curler--Shisiedo: I have never in my life owned an eyelash curler! I should have a long time ago because my stubborn eyelashes never want to curl..BUT I have figured out which mascaras to use to achieve curly eyelashes so I never thought to purchase one..until now. I bit the bullet and decided to give this a try. Can't hurt right?! 
  5. Highlighter--Benefit, Watt's Up!, Soft Focus Highlighter: Like I said before, I love highlighters. I got this product in a sampler package. I was eyeing this product for a while now and finally got the opportunity to test it out before I buy the bigger product. It's a cream to powder highlighter that has a gorgeous champagne glow to it. This one is darker than the Edward Bess highlighter I got. It's not as subtle, but just as beautiful. I will put the swatches on here so you can see the difference of the two. 
  6. Mascara--Benefit, They're Real: Self explanatory really, but I got this in the sampler pack with the Benefit Highlighter. I use two drugstore mascaras to get the perfect length and volume for me. This product is suppose to lengthen, curl, volumize, lift, and separate lashes. If that's true, than I will definitely be switching mascaras. 
    /\ Swatches of the highlighters/illuminators /\

  7. Hair--Moroccan Oil Hairspray: This is a nice hold hairspray, but won't make your hair too stiff. I can't stand when my hair doesn't move and it looks like a birds nest. I haven't found a good hairspray in a while, mostly because I wasn't REALLLYY looking, but found this little guy and wanted to try it out with my new curling wand! 
  8. Body--Tree Hut, Shea Sugar Body Scrub: Yummy smelling scrub I got. This is also very self explanatory...I got it to make my skin feel great!! DUH ;) 
    Last, but not least.....
  9. Bag full of goodies: This is a baggy I got full of samples of products. Ranges from Anti-wrinkle and firming care cream from Vichy Laboratoires, Benefit, The Porefessional, Primer, Smashbox, Photofinish Foundation Primer, to Ouidad, Climate Control, Heat and Humidity Gel. I am not interested in ALL of the products that came in this bag, but I will definitely check out some of these and let you all know which ones I liked. I am more excited about trying the primers only because I have never used a primer since my skin is pretty smooth. However, a lot of people use these to make them have a more flawless face, so if that is the case, than I have really been missing out! 
So yeah, there it all is in a nutshell lol. I can't wait to try out these products and see just how great they all are..well, hopefully all of them! I hope y'all enjoyed my little haul and stay tuned for my reviews on my favorite and not so favorite products!!! 

If you love what I have to say, subscribe to my page, both this one and my Youtube Channel. Also, leave me comments down below if you'd like me to review a certain product or want to see a certain make up look. I will be posting a video on my Youtube channel of these products this week! Gonna be about the same kinda thing, but you at least get to see me talking about it instead of reading it lol. 

Talk to you beautiful people soon!!

XoXo-- Kristina V

Nume This! Just My Little Two Cents Worth ;)

Hi my loves!!
I wanted to try out a new product I got from Nume! It's the most amazing curling wand I have ever used! If you're unlucky like me, then your hair is very stubborn and hard to curl. I mean, no matter which curling tool I have used, and products I have put in my hair, my curls just will never stay. BUT not with this baby!! The Classic Curling Wand, 25 mm Barrel, was so easy to use and curled my hair instantly.
I just quickly curled my hair to see how it would work and I am very satisfied. I can only assume just how amazing it would look if I took my time. I definitely recommend buying this.

Here's a link to this specific wand-
Go check out this product and much more on their website.
Hope y'all enjoyed my quick little review!☺️❤️
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XoXo- Kristina V

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year = New Blogsite

Hey lovies <33

OKAY, So I've decided to switch it up a bit and change my blog site from Weebly to now Blogspot. I have recently found this site and have just fell more in love with it the more I play around with it. Just makes me giddy inside to be able to express myself with more options so I can share all my beauty tips, tutorials etc with ya! (I know, I know..I'm weird, but hey..whateva!) AND--even though I have changed my blog site, I am going to repost my old blogs on here so you can still leave me comments and ideas for my next posts. 

Also, with it being a new year, I have decided that I want to branch out my blog and start my Youtube channel. WOO! I have ordered some new make up and can't wait to share my reviews with you all. I will leave my links to my Instagram, Twitter, Luvocracy, and of course, my Youtube Channel. 

I can't wait to see what this new year has to offer and so glad to be sharing it with you lovely peeps. Hope everyone had a great New Years...

Chat with y'all soon!!

XoXo-- Kristina V


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