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Get It Right Now!!! Clean Summer Escape Eau de Parfum

Thursday, April 28, 2011

We are not always able to purchase a whole new summer wardrobe but one the best ways to upgrade your style is with a new scent!

Clean Bath & Body Collection is introducing  Clean Summer Escape for the summer. Its like bottled up tropical vacation. If you can't get to an tropical island, you can definitely spray it in Clean Summer Escape!

Let's take notes ( which is my favorite part of perfume)

Top: Crisp Bergamot, Beach Grass, Mandarin Orange
Mid: Water Lily, Summer Peony, Beach Honeysuckle,Orange Flower
Base: Cotton Blossom, White Sand Accord, Driftwood, Coconut Water

White Sand Accord and Driftwood??? Yes ma'am!! They are actual notes that can be found in light, floral fragrances.

When I spray this, I automatically pick up the Summer Peony and Honeysuckle and White Lily which gives me a sweet light floral scent. The Bergamot is subtle as it dries, but its there to create a bit of warmth like an island sunset. The final finish combines the floral with the Orange Flower and Mandarin Orange.

This a must buy for your summer scent wardrobe. Its unique, fun, and fresh for 2011. Get it right now!!!

Disclosure: This item was sent to me for review. I was not paid to do the review and the all views are honest.

Rural Glamour Beauty 101: Tips for Chip Free Nails!

Hi Everyone!

I've decided to spill it....spill everything I know about beauty, makeup, hair in "Rural Glamour Beauty 101". Most of things that I learn about beauty I learned in books, online, you tube and other bloggers. I want to help others too!

The first in the 101 series is my best tips on chip-free manicure. Whether you get the done at a salon or at home, I find that these tips help me extend a mani for at least four days, even with the cheapest formula polish.
Kleancolor Neon Nail Lacquer 6 Colors Set


Polish the free edge of you nail, no matter how long they are.
- Take you polish after each coat and go across the top of the nail. Each coat across the top builds a barrier between water, lotion, oils that cause polish to chip.

Playtex HandSaver Gloves: XL

Use rubber gloves when cleaning and washing dishes. 
-We dont have an electric dishwasher, so I'm the dishwasher! lol! I wear rubber gloves to wash dishes and when I clean the bathrooms or any other surface with a cleaning agent that might effect my polish.

Essie Ridge Filler .5 oz.

Use a base coat, a ridge filler and fast dry top coat EVERY time you do your nails. 
-Its so easy to just put on a coat of polish so your nails can look finished, but the layering of the correct polish can give you a longer lasting  manicure. First, make sure your nails are clean and oil-free( use nail polish remover) before you apply a base coat. Then use a ridge filler coat to create a smooth nail finish for the colored polish. Last, always apply a top coat to seal in all the coats and color. And don't forget to do each of these coats across the edge of your nail!!

For the Divas who go the nail salon:

I know how it feels, you get a beautiful salon manicure and a hour before you are about to go out, you are already chipping!!! Talk about pissed!!! Here's some steps to help you prolong that mani.

-Bring your OWN polish-
 Seriously, bring your own polish. Tuck it in your handbag, cap on tight, and take it the salon with you. Why? Because, more than likely, the polish you pick there is not new and is either thick or has been thinned out with thinner to use the entire bottle. This will hurt the longevity of you manicure....and pedicure. So, just BYOP.:)

-Bring you own top coat, a fast dry one-
 I hate putting my hands under those UV lights and fans( that dont really work and take too long) I so bring my own fast dry top coat. Plus, some salons thin out top coats with thinner too, making them useless to keeping you chip free.

-When you get home, take your polish....and go over the edge of your nail-
So you can give the manicure an extra day of longevity!

Have any questions??? Let me know in the comments!!!XOXO

Get It Right Now!!! $10 for $25 worth of E.L.F. Products!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Total Beauty is now offering $10 for $25 worth of E.L.F. Products "Voucher". Its sorta like the Groupon of the Beauty Addict world!!! So for only $10 you can spend $25 at E.L.F!!!

Here's the details:

-the voucher will be email directly to you to be used on only
-Vouchers expire 7/4/11. 

-Limit 1 per person, but you may buy multiple vouchers as gifts. You may only use 1 voucher per order. 

-Vouchers are for use in online purchases only at 

-Tax and shipping not included. 

-Not valid with other offers. 

-E.L.F. ships to the US and Canada only.

Click HERE to purchase!!! ( Buy me one too.:))

My Spring 2011 Wishlist List!: Hair, Makeup and More!

Whenever I see something I want or lust for, I write it in my journal, on a piece of paper, bookmark it on Google Chrome, favorite it on Twitter, post it on my personal and RGBL facebook page. I'm always " lemming" something as the MUA girls would say. Sometimes, I need a "re-up" but other things and people come first priority. So, today I'm  giving you my Spring Wishlist in its sporadic entirety. lol

Curlformers Salon Kit


Huetiful Steamer
my favorite shampoo bar Chandrika Ayurvedic Shampoo Bar
Kalpi Tone for pre-poos
Bee Mine Bee-U-Ti-Ful Deep Conditioner


OPI Texas Collection San Tan-tonio Nail Lacquer
More Sally Hansen Salon Effects ( I want the Butterfly print but its always sold out!)
a salon pedicure or two...I can do them myself, but there's like being pampered!
Sally Hansen/Tracy Reese Complete Salon Manicure in Barracuda


NYX Cosmetics S119 Nude On Nude Palette 20 Eyeshadows, 10 Lip Colors, Mirror And Applicators

NYX Lippies in: Thalia, Cinnamon, Sash, Harmonica, Kona Coffee
Sonia Kashuk Instructional Eye Shadow Palette in Eye on Neutral
Cover Girl Queen Collection lipstick in Au Natural
Milani Baked Blushes in Luminoso and Red Vino
Iman Four Piece Brush Set


Gucci Flora by Gucci 75ml 2.5oz EDT Spray


Ralph Lauren Womens White Tank Top In Medium
a tan handbag
Old Navy tanks in white ( I need like 10 of them, I live in them in the summer)
low wedges
statement necklaces


Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System

a light moisterizer w/ SPF for the summer
L'Oreal Youth Code Regimen


Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul

Jamie's Weight Loss Diaries....#14 & #15 Weigh In....

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hi Everyone!!

I'm so sorry for the lack of posts. I have no camera and I have allowed this roadblock to get in the way. I was reminded of about three years ago when I couldn't afford to by beauty products to review and haul and instead of quitting blogging, I just found a way around it. Hence, you have almost a year of Shop My Stash posts! Yes, they came out of no new products and no money. So this is just another roadblock. Til' I can afford the camera I need and want, I will keep pushing. I think weight loss is just as comparable. When you can't afford a gym membership or a some expensive diet plan, you have to find your way around the "roadblock" So let's catch up!

April14, 2011


Down to 220 lbs

(19lbs lost since 12/30/2010)

That 20lbs down is just waving at me, right?!?! lol! Considering the stress I've been under....I lost a pound and instead a gaining one.

April 21, 2011

0 lbs

Down to 220 lbs

(19 lbs lost since 12/30/2010)

Didn't lose any this week...didnt gain either. I'm wondering if stress is slowing down my weight loss. I had a full week of Easter practice and soccer practice with the kids plus the day in and day out with them and my mom had two kidney stones removed and I'm her only child so I took care of her. She gave me the most hell, not taking care of herself or obeying the doctor's orders. Then its that time of the month, so I was on the edge. I haven't thought of suicide in a while...but this week brought back all those memories. That's another story for another day. I could go on and on, I was money strapped, kids just doing crazy stuff, my body in pain....ugh.

How do you handle weight loss under stress? Tell me what you do.:)


Review: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk

Friday, April 15, 2011

Winners Announced!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Winner of the bareMinerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment is


The Winner of the Scunci  Prize Pack is....


Thanks for entering everyone! I'm going to do a BIG giveaway for 300 GFC Followers!! So stay tuned and tell your friends!

You have 48 to contact me at ruralglamour at yahoo dot com or answer your email or another winner will be chosen!

All winners were chose by a random number generator 

Fresh Coat: Ruby Kisses HD Polish in Bold And The Beautiful

 One of my BSS has a new selection of Ruby Kisses and Kiss Cosmetics in a sparkling new display. Both my stomach and debit card dropped with excitement. lol!

I gave couple things, which I will be bringing you very soon....soon as I get another camera, because I had to return the one I purchase Saturday due to the fact that it SUCKED. If you would like to buy me a camera, preferbly a Kodak or a Canon please do not hesitate to ask for my address or Paypal email.:) I kid.I kid. lol!

Back to polish....alot of the colors for the Ruby Kisses HD polishes were colors I had seen before or already owned but I grabbed these two because they looked....different. I picked up  Mickey Mouse Me (????) and Bold And The Beautiful.
 Bold And The Beautiful is a creamy dark purple. This is ONE COAT. One coat is pure opaqueness! However, they are watery and the bottle seems to be filled to the brim. I spilled it twice just opening the bottle up. I guess they are called "HD" because they only require a coat.

Here both colors swatched and taken with that raggedy ass camera. *SIGH* I can't wait to wear Mickey Mouse Me. Why in the hell did they name it that?