Monday, February 2, 2015

Greek goddess curls while you sleep!

Ever wish you could just go to bed and wake up with hair like a Greek goddess? Oh good, I'm not the only one.
A friend of mine was telling my one day about these foam rods that she has to curl her hair with but that she couldn't use them anymore because she cut her hair really short. She lent them to me and I have been dying at how amazing they are. Sure, sometimes they aren't very comfortable to sleep on- you have to get the wrap just right so that you can kind of push them out of the way of your pillow. But what can I say, sometimes a good night's sleep can be sacrificed for Greek goddess hair. Sometimes.

Greek goddess hair while you sleep! @My small Ray of Sunshine

Simple steps to achieve this look are why I love it. I shower at night; wrap strands of hair in the rods; secure them as well as I can; sleep; and BOOM. Gorgeous waves that even Aphrodite would be jealous of. Well maybe.

Greek goddess hair while you sleep! @My small Ray of Sunshine

I hope to buy some more of the bigger green rods soon, since I have so much hair I have to use both sizes. I like the different curls it gives me but with more green rods I could do just a wavy look instead of having some tighter curls in there too.

Have you guys ever tried these foam rods? Have any other beauty hacks that you can do in your sleep?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Books I've Read this Month

According to my GoodReads account, I've challenged myself to read 25 books this year. When you think, "oh I can read 25 books in a year", you don't really realize that that's about a book every two weeks (or 2.5 a month). Now for some people that might be cake...however I'm at school 40 hours a week and then I also work on top of that. Yeah, have I bitten off more than I can chew? Maybe, but I sure as heck am not gonna let that stop me! So every month I'm going to fill you all in on what I read in the last 30 or so days! So let's begin :)

Keeping in mind that I've got a lot of reading to do, I've started off great! I read 4.5 books this month! WHOOOOOO. Of course it might also be because I've read these books at least twice each, they're super quick and only 370 some pages each....

Books I read this month @My small Ray of Sunshine

Alright, so some of you might say "But those are kids books!" And sure, in some ways they are. But they are also some of the most action packed, mythology filled, characters-who-make-you-cry-both-happy-and-sad-tears filled, and moral lessons filled books you will ever find.
Wow, that was a great sentence, Sarah....

But these books, oh man these books. I forgot how much I loved them and how much they had taught me and have influenced me over the years. The second series (Heroes of Olympus) doesn't even compare. Every once in a while, after some intense and horrific thing happens in the books, you have to remind yourself that these are kids and would you have been able to stand your ground?

I could talk about these books forever, literally, but I'm going to stop myself before I even get started. But if you love Greek myth, have always been interested in the old gods- read these books!
I promise you, you won't regret it. Ever.

Friday, January 23, 2015

REVELED Palette Look #1

I thought it would be fun to show you guys a couple quick looks that I have thrown together in the mornings using my Coastal Scents palette. With a great neutral palette like the REVELED palette, it's so easy to do a great eye. The palette has both matte and shimmer shades, so creating depth and dimension is simple!

REVELED Palette Look #1

I chose two of the shimmer shades at random when I threw this look together and I loved it! I used one of the matte highlight shades to do my brow bone and also shadowed under my lower lash line to give it just a little shade under there. I do this with almost every eye makeup look I do, adds just a little definition :)

REVELED Palette Look #1

I've got another look coming your way on Monday, so see you all then! Hope the week has treated you oh so well <3