Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New faces for the MAC Aids Fund plus a new kit from Smashbox

MAC is introducing two new faces to the MAC Aids Foundation.

Drumroll please..........

Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper!!

They will be featured in the newest campaign called "From Our Lips" and is slated to launch February 25th. The two new products include Viva Glam GaGa Lipstick and Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick, which will hit shelves on March 18th in the States. 100 percent of the proceeds from the $14 lipstick will be donated to the MAC AIDS Fund.
I can't wait to see what the colors will look like!! Come on March!

In other news: Smashbox is promoting the Best of Smashbox Sampler Kit. This includes and 11-piece kit with all your favourites.

Brightener: Nude
Artificial Light: Glow
SPF Primer: Clear
Primer Light: Clear
O-Gloss: Clear to Pink
Liner: Black/Dark Brown
Shadow: Rosy Pink,Butter,Copper Brown
Basked Fusion Soft Lights: Shimmery Bronze
Gloss: Pink Nude, Baby doll Pink

This kit only cost $35...are you going to get it? I think this is a must! It has all the essentials.
FYI: This is an online promotion ONLY


Monday, October 26, 2009

How do you feel about it?

When you see Burberry you think plaid and the perfume...did you think you ever add makeup to that? Well now you can. The label is set to launch in July, the collection will be comprised of about 100 color products for eyes, lips, and skin. The line will be carried in about 30 stores globally, including some Nordstroms here in the US.

I can't wait to see what the packaging looks like and the colors....we can only wait and see.

Tell me your thoughts? You excited?


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness feat. Glamour Doll Eyes

In honor of the month of October for the awareness of Breast Cancer, I am highlighting a brand that specialize mineral eyeshadows. Glamour Doll Eyes is a brand created by Vanessa. Vanessa makes the eyeshadow by hand all by herself. Even the branding, packaging, and shipping is done by Vanessa.

So for this special month I have swatched the pink colors to her collection. There are more than this, but these will show how beautiful her colors are! Below is a picture of the colors swatched dry and wet (using fix+, but you can use water,or eye drops). You may also use any base you desire, but I figure anyone has these two options available.

I want to mention that the picture does not bring these to total justice! They are so much more vibrant and the PERFECT amount of shimmer. The pictures were taken without sunlight so you understand ;o) I am absolutely in love with Blush. The moment I swatched it, my eyes got big! Like a little girl on Christmas Day! I cant say anymore but great things about these pink colors.

Glamour Dolls Eyes allow you to buy these colors and others from sample baggies($2.00), sample jars($3.50) to full size jars($8.00). They also offer blushes/bronzers, eye lights (glitter) and new to the line are Goody Balms by Mel. So check all that and more at www.glamourdolleyes.com
And if you want some tutorials or reviews etc from Vanessa check her out at YouTube


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Prepping Your Skin

Before applying makeup do you always prep your skin? Prepping the skin is the best way to get more what you pay for. In this I mean, longer lasting foundation. How great would that be, to have the least amount of touch-up throughout the day, and any busy girl would agree less touch-ups=happiness..Now here is a simple checklist that you can use when applying that makeup.

  1. Moisturize. Always moisturize face that has an SPF of 15 or greater. With the added sunscreen you protect yourself from the damage the sun can cause. Let moisturizer set for about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Primer. Applying a primer adds to the longevity of your makeup. It also fills in small holes or wrinkles for a smoother canvas. Some primers even help out even the skin tone for some who have patchy color.
  3. Chapstick. Just as you face is important so are those lips. They can too burn from sun. So always use chapstick, then of course gloss and or lipstick!
Hope this helps with some things you can use before you apply your foundation.



I love this site. They have the cutest things ever, with the BEST designers! Right now they are having their FF sale. Save 15% off your order of full valued priced merchandise, from now 10-20-09 to 10-21-09 11:59 pm EST. Use Code: INTHEFAMILY15

What better way to stock up on Fall items than now?! Check it out now www.shopbop.com Enjoy shopping!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Love Barbie? Stila Does....plus free gift!

Stila is offering a refill palette with four shadow trios, called 'All doll'd up'. Yes, that's right 12 colors in all.

This palette to me offers the essential colors as well as bright fun colors! For any person just starting off or just wants to add to their collection this is the palette for you. You can get this palette on stila.com for $28. Amazing price. So go shopping and have fun ;o)

Oh! and don't forget. Spend $50 and get a free runway collection palette. The colors are perfect for fall. Use code: FALLPALETTE

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Im still here

I just wanted to do a quick post to let you know I am still around. I have been so busy finishing up school, then took a vacation and now I am back!!

More blogs to come! Thanks for your patience!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Glamour Doll Sale...Customer Appreciation!

(credit Glamour Doll Eyes)
Hey there all....So Glamour Doll eyes is having a customer appreciation sale for all her lovely customers!!! The main gal in charge Vanessa is the best person ever. She has the best customer service, and is there with any questions you might have.

The shadows aren't too bad either ;o) Go check em out. These are highly pigmented loose pigments. She offers shadows, blushes, and eye glitters. Go check out her site and have fun.

All full jars are 50% off if you make a purchase of $40 or more (meaning you get the 5 jars for just $20). Your whole order doesn't have to be full jars but only the full jars will be discounted 50%. Use the code "customer" at check out to receive this discount. This is only on INDIVIDUAL jars and does not include any collections. This coupon is good for 1 week and will expire on Wednesday, July 29th.
Blushes are also 33% off right now, making them only $8, instead of $12. These are already discounted and don't require a discount. Just add it to your cart and go!

Here is where you can find her:

Enjoy shopping...


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Im back with summer sales

I know its been awhile since I posted a blog, I have just been so sick. But now I am all better...So here are some summer sales going on at the moment!

Lorac is having a summer sale up to 70% off select VIP items. No code necessary. Just have fun shopping!

Love Bare Escentuals?
They have a 'Heal and Conceal' 5-piece kit available in 2 shades for $25.
"This first and only natural, mineral-based skincare kit for getting rid of pesky blemishes contains two powerful, award-winning cure-alls."

Love mascara from Bare Escentuals?
Bare Escentuals has a "flawless definition" mascara. Has not yet hit the stores (release date August 1) but for 2 days only they will send you a free deluxe sample size of the mascara AND free shipping with a $25 purchase. ( Hey you can try the heal and conceal and get this mascara!!) Just use code: LASH

The mascara offers outrageous length, definition and lift.

  • 100% pure bareMinerals gets lashes in the best shape

  • 328 bristles (they counted!!)

  • wont smudge and clump

What more can you ask of a mascara??!!

Hope this is something you might want to try out. I will keep the summer sales coming and some reviews. I have been wanting to do something different than just the sales. Just be patient with me! Thanks!

Take Care!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer Tips

Its summer and now the days are getting hot. Here are some tips that I wanted to share, so that everyone can be safe in that HOT sun.

  • Sunblock!!! Always wear sunblock with a high SPF to protect yourself from those UVA, UVB rays! For face I use the Murad Oil-Free sunblock SPF 30. Its waterproof, so when you want to swim or in the ocean you still have that protection. And the Body any sunscreen is good. Just check the SPF. The higher the better.

TIP: Don't forget to reapply every hour or so. Your face is the most sensitive, and no one wants to wrinkles!!

  • Hats. Hats are another way to keep that sun away from your face. So bring out those baseball and cowboy hats!

  • WATER!! Drink lots and lots of water. Keeps you hydrated and its good for your body!

So everyone please stay cool and NOT sunburned this summer! But HAVE FUN!

Take care

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The perfect brush

Mac has this new thing called the brush finder. You can use this method to view all 40 brushes they offer and see what each can be used for, which area on the face, what type of product to use or even the bristles the brush may have. I think this is a great method for any person starting out or wants to just add brushes to your kit.

Here is the link, go and have fun!!

Get free shipping using the code: BRUSHFINDER


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stila Summer Giveaway!!

Stila is giving away for the summer over $400 worth in products!

To Win:

All you have to do is share your most horrifying sun mishap (not that they wish this on anyone) from your past, and let them know why you should score this basket full of beauty booty.Don’t forget to include your e-mail address.

This is a Stila girls story that made her come up with this idea for the giveaway:

When the rain finally stopped here in New York, I had a sudden sunstruck flashback! About 12 years ago, my BFF (I won’t name any names, you know who you are!) and I were on a beachy vacation in Miami, Florida, celebrating her graduating college. Once we hit the sand, my friend decided to go sans sunblock to speed up her tanning process. Although I was young and did love the look of tanned skin, I knew my pale complexion needed to be protected. The result? My BFF got a major burn. Sadly, the humiliation didn’t end there. As we walked along the strip, random people barked comments at her like: “Hey, Red Lobster” and “Mrs. Tomato Head”. Poor girl! Not only did she wind up getting a fever that night and couldn’t party, but unwanted sun spots also showed up just weeks later.When the girls at Stila heard that story, they said, “You must share this story with your readers, and warn them of sun damage. We can give away a bunch of sun protecting products and save someone else’s BFF—before it’s too late!” Thank you, Stila, for coming to the rescue with a summer protection basket filled with over $400 of Stila products.

Here is the link to enter the giveaway:

Good luck to everyone!

Laura Mercier Launches NEW collection

Laura Mercier releases a new line today called the 'Fresco Collection'

What Laura Mercier (site) says:

Inspired by the nature-like colors found in Italian Fresco paintings, Laura Mercier introduces her Fresco Collection. Eyes are soft and diffused, layered in earth toned shades of Satinee Crème Eye Colour with a pop of teal for accent. Crème Cheek Colour Pots in Sienna Sunset and Soft Apricot enhance the cheeks with a hint of creamy colour and tinted, soft-focus loose powder. Lips complete the look in rich autumnal hues with Laura's perfect artist palette, Lip Watercolours; containing a prepping lip balm and six pigment saturated stains. Welcome Fall looking ethereal, feminine, imperfectly beautiful.

The collection includes:

  • Crème Eye Detail Brush $26.00Laura Mercier Crème Eye Detail Brush is a high quality synthetic brush designed for precise application of crème eye colour products.

  • Flat Eye Liner Brush - Long $25.00Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush is a synthetic, firm bristled brush that ensures the most exact placement of colour along the lash line. Best used with Laura Mercier's Eye Liner.

  • Eye Liner $22.00Laura Mercier Eye Liner is an easy-to-use, mistake-proof eye liner that delivers long-lasting pure colour. Color Available: Mahogany Brown

  • Satinée Crème Eye Colour $22.00Laura Mercier's new Satinée Crème Eye Colour offers stunning cream eye colour shades that add satiny, luminous colour to lids with easy application. Color Available: Amber Velvet - NEW, Ecru Silk, Pink Chiffon, Stone Suede, and Teal Cashmere - NEW

  • Crème Cheek Colour Pot $34.00Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour Pot combines a creamy cheek colour for a fresh, flushed effect while also offering a soft-focus loose cheek powder to add an understated glow. The travel-friendly dual pot saves space while allowing for quick and simple touch-ups. Achieve glowing, radiant cheeks with this limited edition, pocket-sized accessory. Color Available: Sienna Sunset, and Soft Apricot

  • Fair Lip Watercolours $48.00Laura Mercier Limited Edition Lip Watercolours, inspired by a painter's palette, are comprised of universally flattering lip colours that compliment all skin tones. The customizable palettes offer highly pigmented colours designed to be applied with the fingertips.

  • Medium Lip Watercolours $48.00Laura Mercier Limited Edition Lip Watercolours, inspired by a painter's palette, are comprised of universally flattering lip colours that compliment all skin tones. The customizable palettes offer highly pigmented colours designed to be applied with the fingertips.

So tell me what you think of the line if you decide to get something or EVERYTHING!

I will do a review on the items once I get my butt to Sephora!

And don't forget the 50% off summer sale ends soon!!

Take Care

New Items

Here are some new items that are being offered.

Urban Decay:
Just came out with 35 new products!! Among those are 2 new 24/7 glide on pencil colors. Paranoid(dark pinky nude), and Wallflower(medium nude). Also 2 new primer potions that include a pore perfecting and complexion brightener. Check out this link to see all new products.

Mac Cosmetics:
Mac's Color Craft is out now on the website and in stores! It includes MANY MANY items!! Mostly mineralize finish products from eyes to face. You can also get free shipping. Use code: CRAFT

Saturday, June 27, 2009

EOTD using Deep Blue Green Pigment

Here is a look I did with the deep blue green pigment I bought from the MAC F&F sale. I used deep blue green all over my lid with club eyeshadow in the crease to tone down the harsh lines. Then vanilla on the brow bone. Hope this gives you an idea the color payoff you get from the pigment.

Take care

MAC Friends and Family Sale Purchase

So recently MAC just had their F&F Sale where you get 20% off your order. For my purchase I bought stuff that was in their 'going going gone' section.

1. The 272 brush

It is a angle shading brush that you can you for more precise application. I like this brush for doing crease shading and for the color not to go everywhere. I have more control with this brush. But this brush just like any brush is versatile and you can use it for anything you desire!!

2. Deep Blue Green Pigment

This is the most prettiest pigment color I have ever seen. The name of the pigment pretty much describes exactly the color tone to it. My ideas for this color is to do a dark smokey eye. Instead of doing the everyday black/brown, black/silver smokey, this color would just absolutley look amazing.

3. Mineralize Skinfinish in Perfect Topping

I bought this color thinking summer. I wanted a nice pretty highlight for those summer nights. The color is marble with gold,tans,peaches and purples all mixed together with little flects of gold. This would just bring out any tan you might be working on or just to add some glow to you would be perfect. This I do agree is the 'Perfect Topping' for any face!

4. Balckberry eyeshadow

This is not a product that they are not getting rid of, this is part of their permanent line. This is a matte purple with grey undertones. This is a good all over shadow or even for a crease color and/or eyeliner.

So that is my haul from the Friends and Family Sale at MAC. What did you guys get? Let me know!!

Take care

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Beauty Choice Sale

We all see those YT videos of a variety of products carried by Beauty Choice. Is there something you wanted so bad but couldn't afford at the time?? Well they are having a sale until this Friday June 26th.

They call it Luscious Tuesday - 15% Off All Product Lines Starting Tuesday, all of the products on their site are 15% Off. Valid Tuesday, June 23 to Friday, June 26, 2009.

All you need to do is enter LUSCIOUS to receive your discount.

Happy Shopping!


Summer Bronze

Now that summer is here we all love to have the tan. Well Stila is offering a new way to bronze. Why spend all the time in the sun, damaging your skin when you can simply use these products to avoid later skin cancer etc. Check them out!

I am going to get the bronzing tinted moisturizer. It has SPF 15, which is great when your out and about. You can have the glow with protection!

Let me know what you get, and how you like it.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cant get enough of the SALES!!

MAC and Laura Mercier are both having sales!!! I ordered from MAC! Could'nt help myself, its not like im not going to IMATS. LOL What are you going to get??

Thursday, June 11, 2009

NYX Cosmetics Contest

Love NYX?!

Well they are holding a contest for you to re-create teh look from one of the 4 ads below. They feature the wonderful Mexican singer/actress Maite Perroni. All you need to do is duplicate a look, show off your skills and you can win the outfit Maite is wearing and the cosmetics used on her in the ad. How amazing is that?!

Here's how you can enter:

1. Send an email to media@nyxcosmetics.com including:

• Your contact information: Full Name, Phone Number, Email Address.

• A photo of you replicating one of the following Maite's look. *Remember to include which picture you were replicating (A, B, C or D). JPG or GIF files accepted only. Make sure the image is 200k or less.

• Describe the steps you did to create this look with NYX makeup.

2. On Tuesday, June 23, 2009, your picture and profile will be posted up along with all the other applicants. Tell your family and friends and have them vote for you at http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/!

3. Voting ends on Monday, July 6, 2009 and we will announce the winner on Wednesday, July 8, 2009.The winners will be notified by email.

Good luck to all that enters!!!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

FaceFront Cosmetics

Love you some facefront??

Right now they have free shipping until the June 12th. No minimum order, which makes it even better!

Use code: FREESHIP5

Have fun shopping!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

China Glaze Neon Polish

China Glaze has a line of Neon colors that I am LOVING. At first when you put the on the finish isn't glossy its very matte. But once you add the clear polish it will definitely shine.
Yesterday I put on my sister the color 'Rose among thorns (neon)'. And OMG its this bright pink orange color to gorgeous to describe. I suggest that you try at least one neon color from the line. With summer right around the color, it fits perfect!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Makeup Sale WHAT?!

Go check out Glamour Doll Eyes blog!

Shes selling makeup she has and wants to get rid of! Go check it out!!!

Her link: http://glamourdolleyes.blogspot.com/2009/05/make-up-for-sale.html

If I could buy it all I would but you know its a recession! LOL


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

IMATS 2009!!

i JUST booked my tickets for the IMATS in Pasadena, CA!

I am SUPER SUPER excited and cant wait to experience all the makeup love. After seeing all the fun people had from New York makes all that more excited.

Once the shows has passed I will let you know my experience.



Heres a couple sales that are going on in the makeup world!

Have fun shopping!


3 days only 20% off your order
Ends 5-29
use code: MAKEUP20


Friends and Family Sale 20% off your purchase
Ends 5-29
use code: FFSB9


40% off plus free shipping!!
Ends 6-17
use code: STILAPRO

What are you getting!?!? Let me know!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The 10 Beauty Mistakes That Add 10 Years

So its been awhile. I am back now. Here is some tips and tricks to avoid looking older than you should look. I was reading Allure Magazine and saw this and thought I'd share it with you. Enjoy!!

1. Thick Foundation:
Choose a sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer (such as Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20), and after you apply it, press a damp makeup sponge into areas where you have wrinkles to soak up any excess.

2. Base that's too light:
Foundation that's paler than your natural skin tone exaggerates fine lines. As you get older if you have olive skin for instance you should go a bit warmer. Switch to a hue that's one or two shades darker and has luminescent particles, such as Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk.

3. Heavy Concealer on dark circles:
The skin under the eyes gets thinner as we age, making thick cover-up look like concrete. Keep it light ( like Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer), and apply it with a brush. The brush distributes the color more evenly. And put it only on dark areas, not under the entire eye.

4. Face powder on top of lines:
Powder is fine for reducing shine on the nose and the chin, but on other parts of the face it exaggerates wrinkles and can make skin look too dry. Avoid the eye area completely.

5. Blush on the apples of the cheeks:
It draws attention to sagging skin. Instead, apply color on the highest point on your cheekbones, not too close to the nose, and lift it upward with a brush that's large enough to cover the whole cheekbone. Skip the drama queen shades, too. A neutral rose color flatters all skin tones and really brightens things up. (Like Nars Blush in Mata Hari.)

6. Lipstick that migrates:
Your natural lip line can begin to fade as you age, which makes lipstick more prone to bleeding and feathering. Tracing it with one of the new clear lip liners can help the color stay put.

7. Major lipstick:
Bright colors, dark shades, and anything metallic or iridescent are too heavy for thinning lips. Instead, choose a neutral rose shade. And consider switching from a lipstick to a sheer gloss—it will give you more fullness.

8. Mascara in the lower lashes:
It highlights crow's-feet. And dark circles. Coat your top lashes with the blackest black mascara you can find—it will make the whites of your eyes look clearer and whiter. It's also best to avoid superthick formulas that don't separate easily. Lashes get dryer as we age, making mascara more likely to clump and fall onto your face. (Try Cover Girl LashExact Mascara or Lancôme High Définicils High Definition Mascara.) And don't forget your curler. Curling your lashes is the easiest thing you can do to make your eyes look bigger—and therefore younger.

9. Eyeliner on the lower lashes:
All that does is make your eyes look smaller and draw attention to dark circles. Stick to the upper lids—and make the line thicker toward the outer corners, where eyes have a tendency to droop as we age.

10. Sparkly shadow on the outer corners:
A little shimmer is flattering and keeps eye makeup from looking too stark, but at the outer corners, it magnifies every fine line. Restrict sparkle and shimmer to the inner corners, the centers of the lids, and just on the brow bones.

Hope this helps some of you out there as we age...Take care!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hello Flawless!!

Hey Ladies!

So Benefit is having a promotion that I wanted to share. Its called the 'hello flawless' beauty bash. From March 26th-April 18th, in a city near you. When you spend $50 (including the hello flawless) you will recieve a goody bag worth over $100 in products. I think this is something that should be checked out! Who doesnt love free gifts! Here is the link below, to see if the event is near you.

Link: http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/gp/node/n/393955011/?ext_id=E09_smokineyes_0320_10

Have a great day!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Favourite Beauty Products for March

So the end of March is right around the corner, and I wanted to share with you my favourite products that I am loving! No paticular order.

1. Its a 10
This shampoo I just have been using for about a month or so, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Ive used the leave in conditioner before and the last time I got my hair done, my stylist mentioned the shampoo, and of course I had to try this. So lets talk product. At first when I used it, it didn't lather well and I was a little disappointed. Then after using it more and more I realized that my hair had to be SOAKING wet. So now I am noticing my hair to be full soft and easier for me to manage my curls. They say the product is nutrition for your hair. With Vitamin C Sunflower Seed Extract Acai Extract Ginger Pomegranate Tahitian Noni Oil Moringa Extract. I really would recommend this product. I rate this product a 4.5, only cause of the lathering can take a little longer than your typical shampoo but result wise its a great shampoo.


2. Kajal Eye Liner by StilaSo this eyeliner is my all time favourite! I think its my favourite for the whole year!! LOL. This eyeliner is the best and darkest liner I've ever had. They way it applies on my waterline is amazing. Not like other liners where you have to keep on applying over and working up the color, this one is a one swiper! I wouldnt recommend this too much for the lashine or lower. It is really smudgy so you can get bleeding look. But for the waterline I truly truly love. I rate this product also a 4.5.


3. Naked by China Glaze

My number 3 pick is the China Glaze polish in Make an Entrance. I just made a trip to Sallys and went on a nail polish buying binge. I bought about 5 different colors, and dont get me wrong i LOVE all the colors, but I am really into this color. It such a beautiful purple, just perfect for spring/summer. So ladies, for the spring/summer go for the bright and pastel colors. I rate this product a 5.


4. Hempz Herbal Moisturizer
This is a herbal moisturizer is made to hydrate skin using Natural Hemp Seed Extract and pure vitamin E. It also says it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines ad wrinkles, provides up to12 hours of miniaturization and he skin will appear softer and smoother instantly. Now with all those statements I cant help but say its all true. This lotion lasts all day. Usually other lotions I have to reapply. But not with this. The smell is also amazing. Its so refreshing. I rate this product a 5!!


5. Amazing Grace by Philosophy
And for my last item, is this perfume by Philosophy. I think this perfume is so refreshing and clean. This perfume isn't too strong which makes it the perfect day perfume. I think this is the best summer perfume after a long day at the beach. I rate this a 5.


So chicas, here it is. I hope this helps in your next day of some retail therapy or just to shop!

Until next time!