Monday, February 22, 2010

NOTD: E.L.F Plum

Hey dolls,
sorry the nails look so crappy i did them at work with no nail polish remover to help clean them up.
So i wanted to start off this semester with something dramatic but didnt
want to do black, so i picked up
my elf polish in PLUM which i love
this color is super gorgeous and the quality of the polish is great
just 2 coats


Bigelow Chemist Mentha Lip Shine Review

*Update* i know i havent really posted much lately and i apologize i have been super busy with personal issue which i dont care to talk about. But i will resume my EOTD series on thursday, school starts today so im gonna be super busy with that, anyways...

Today i wanted to do a review on this new product i recently have tried out. I purchased it at Bath and Body i think. Its the Bigelow Chemist Mentha Lip shine, on the website it claims:

No. 502 Mentha Lip Shine Peppermint Oil 2% Our mint-infused lip balm provides a glossy high shine with a refreshing cooling sensation. Lips stay moist and protected while peppermint oil gives breath a long-lasting freshness.

This is a 0.5 oz tube with minty freshness which im loving. The packaging is great because its a squeeze tube which i like. As soon as you apply this goodness you can feel the sudden burst of coolness on your lips, and it does freshen your breath, no need for gum lol The mint totally kept my lips nice and cool as well as provide that shine like a lipgloss, it lasted a while but i do have a bad habit of licking and eating my lip glosses off my lips, and im sorry but this stuff tastes good so who wouldn't. The only problem i have with it is the price, i believe its $7 .50 that's a little too much for me, even if it does more than provide shine. But other than that i highly recommend this lipgoss.

Have any of you tried any of the other glosses or this one??


Friday, February 19, 2010

Link Love

Rae from theNotice shares her skincare secret to flawless, pore-free skin.

Phyrra gives you an exclusive interview with Fyrinnae Cosmetics in February's Indie Spotlight.

Betty's first video eye tutorial: Dragon Fruit Eye Look is now up at Betty Girl Makeup. It's her first tutorial and she's wicked excited!

Arianne at Glitter Geek is absolutely smitten over her new drugstore superhero -- Aveeno Hand Cream.

Krasey Beauty takes New York Fashion Week by storm, and goes backstage with L.A.M.B, MAC, CND, and MoroccanOil.

Lisa Kate attempts her first Konadicure...please help her!

Jellyminx goes shopping again and again and again and again!!

Sarah at I Heart Cosmetics hunted high and low, and finally managed to purchase the Estee Lauder and Michael Kors Very Hollywood Collection.

Thought you found your HG red lipstick? So did Hell Candy Make Up until she discovered this oh so glamorous lippie!

There be lemmings-a-plenty when Lipglossiping shows off NARS Purple Rain this week!

Tarte ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation just so happens to be the answer to Prime Beauty's prayers.

Melovemakeup shows how gorgeous the eyeshadow in the Trucco Angelface Palette is - duochrome heaven!

Say bye bye to dark circles and hello to bright eyes with Liparazzi!

Maggie gets electrified by L'Oreal HiP's Black Shock.

This week on Get Lippie, Louise goes a little bananas at the makers of "Chemical Free" products and hopes she'll be forgiven.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed gets super excited by Chanel's new Fast Track Orient Extreme mini collection!

Interested in joining the Beauty Blog Link Love network? Check out this information page and give us a shout!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Winner is...

And the winner to my Skin Md giveaway is......


Congrats girl get back to me soon!
Will resume my EOTD series soon, sorry been super busy!

Friday, February 12, 2010


I was tagged by Gorgeous Khristine
and the rules of this tag are:

"Post 10 things that make you happy, try to do at least one of them today, link back to the person who awarded you and pass along for up to ten people."

  1. My coco. He's such a fun and loving dog...he has character lol no really i should enlist him in doggy olympics, he has a lot of talent.
  2. Blogging. I love coming to work and signing in to my blog and reading about everything you guys/gals have to write about, it keeps me well entertained and knowledgeable too. =]
  3. Bear. He totally makes me laugh with the dumb things he says or how he always shows off to me when he doesnt have to. How he can make me feel beautiful everyday.
  4. My girls. Wow were do i begin, my girls are the most amazing individuals i have ever met. Each one with a totally different personality, seriously i wonder how we stay friends lol but no seriously i love them to death and so grateful to have them in my life...stupid heffers lol
  5. My Fam. We are seriously disfunctional but i wouldnt have it any other way. They make me happy with the dumbest things they say...I love how my mom yells at us everyday lol no seriously...a quiet house is rare and when it does happen it makes me sad...I love having tons of people at my house...makes it feel homey =]
  6. Makeup. Haha you knew that one was coming. Everything about makeup makes me happy. My fam and friends think im nuts for wanting and buying so much, but they know its my passion, my art. Its not just owning it, its creating a beautiful canvas with it.
  7. Traveling. I never travel seriously its rare but i love it. I love adventure the adrenaline i get because im somewhere that isnt familiar to me makes me feel alive...That my friends is happiness.
  8. God. I found myself last year and it was the most amazing thing that ever happen to me. Letting God into my life was the best thing for me. The love i now have could never be replaced. He showed me lots of things...and makes me happy.
  9. Shopping...its my therapy
  10. Going to the beach. The beach is like my oasis its where i let all my fears and anything bother me drift will always be my happy place

SO.. now i will pass the tag to the following beauties:








Pretty Much Makeup

Too Much Blush

Miss P

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Viva Glam: Cyndi and Gaga

Hello Bellas
I dont know about you gals but i had to get my hands on the Gaga lipstick and of course i did, my store was selling out so im glad i got to get one.
Well when i was there I also saw the Cyndi one and had to try it on,
i loved it, its such a gorgeous coral red so i had to buy it also
Here you go!

Gaga: Gorgeous pink
Cyndi: Gorgeous red coral

Did you guys purchase yours yet??
All proceeds go to AIDS fund.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gold and Green eye Tutorial

Hello Bellas,
I come to you today with a tutorial, now i always do my makeup in very poor lighting since when i get out of work its dark already so i have crappy lighting in my room.(im lazy to do it in the morning lol) And of course my camera will make the colors look like crap. Oh well anyways I went to the movies with my girly and we saw When In Rome, it was okay, your typical love story. Now on with the Tutorial....

1st: You want to go ahead and prime your eyes, with any primer, i used my UDPP.

2nd: I took a copper/gold color and place in the inner corner and all the way to the middle of your lid like i did here. The color I used was from the Alice in Wonderland palette in Oraculum (Baked)

3rd: Then i applied a light green to the outer corner of the eye and blended it inward as pictured. The color i used was also from the same palette and it was Absolem (Homegrown)

4th: I took a small amount of a dark brown, the color i used was from the same palette in Mad Hatter (Twice Baked) and applied that to the crease and blended it really good

5th: I used a light cream color like MAC Ricepaper for my highlight with my 224 to smooth out an harsh lines. Then line your eyes add some mascara...



Saturday, February 6, 2010

EOTD: Color of The Week Blue

Hello Bellas,
This Weeks color is Blue, now blue is a very hard color to pull off, but a couple of rules u need to know when sporting this bright color are, always make sure that if u are wearing a blue shadow tone down the rest of your face. Go easy on the blush and a nude lipstick would be more appropriate otherwise you will be looking like mimi from the drew carey show lol Another thing to tone it down is to smoke it out which is what i did here.

What I used:
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation
  • Mac MSF in medium dark
  • MAC Springshine blush ombre
  • UDPP
  • NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk
  • MAC duo shadow in Sea & Sky (using the dark blue color)
  • MAC Satin Taupe
  • Nyx e/s in white pearl
  • MAC blacktrack fluidline
  • CG lash blast mascara
  • UD Zero eyeliner
  • Revlon Brow liner in medium brown
  • NYX lipstick in Orange Soda
  • MAC lipglass in Ember Glow

excuse the sweater its raining and really cold, and im not going anywhere


Friday, February 5, 2010

Link Love

Rae falls in love with an amazingly pigmented violet eyeshadow -- for under $5! -- and tries it on as a blush.

Jeweled Thumb gives you the deets regarding a brand new line that may be popping up at your CVS by the ever famous Salma Hayek!

Feast your eyes on this two-parter from Lipglossiping and see what happened when IMATS rolled into London Town last weekend.

In her constant search for a flawless complexion, Beautyjunkielondon reviews the latest foundation launch from Maybelline.

Check out "The EOTD Series: Color of the week" at xLovelyMakeupx.

Vex in the City shares her experience of the 2010 London IMATS.

Sophie from Melovemakeup talks about her collection of Sleek Palettes.

Maggie gets her rave on with these Rimmel blushes!

Krasey Beauty whips out Essie's matte topcoat and lets the nail polish fun begin.

Hell Candy Make Up attended the London IMATS show last weekend. Check out the various MUAs looks from the show.

A purple smoky eye with a pop tutorial from Lisa Kate at Sparkle is my Crack!

This week GlossQueen tells us how she loves her By Candlelight MSF.

Come discover 32 different nail colors in 32 days with Audrey.

This week at Get Lippie, Louise tries out a Kevyn Aucoin-influenced makeover.

Lisamarie at Beauty Crazed tests out eyerollers to see if they live up to the hype!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mac Spring Color Forecast haulauge

Hello Bellas as promise here is the makeup i promised ya ciao!

What products im Using

I decided i wanted to jump on this and write about what im currently using and here it is:

Shampoo: Dove Intense Damage Therapy

Conditioner: Dove Intense Damage Therapy

Shower Gel: Dove (dont know which one exactly)

Face Wash: Cetaphil

Styling Products: Garnier Fructis Flex and Hold Volumizing Spray

Body Moisturiser: Nivea Enriched Lotion

Blush: MAC Coygirl

Bronzer: Max Factor Pressed Powder in Deep

Eyeshadows: Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Palette

Mascara: Covergirl Lashblast

Lipstick: MAC, Curtsy

Lipgloss: Nyx Whipped

Nail Colour: E.L.F punk purple

Perfume: Juicy Couture "Couture Couture"

Award and Mac event news

Hello Bellas
1st off i want to thank Miss Vendella for nominating for an award thanks girl, i think i have done this one but im so thankful, love you girl!

2nd i want to tell you guys about last night, so i was about 4th in line for the MAC launch party last night with my bestie and we were excited, you see all the other past collections were blah to me, i had it all in dupes already so pffft, but this collection it was just so pretty i was sold by the colors lol i know im dumb cuz $200 later i was like wth did i just do to my wallet...the bestie says "you broke it" lol anyways, it was fun, there was a very cute guy wearing the colors from this collection, and he told me i was naughty lol i think it was the red lipstick i was wearing with the glasses, anyways, i go straight for the purple cuz of course its my fav color, and to my dismay all i bought was the lipglass since i had products in the same colors as the rest of the suff so next!!!! off to the orange? lol and i fell in love with this collection, since i love neutrals and golds, so i bought another lipglass and the blush ombre, trust me, one of the girls was wearing it and it looked fabulous on her, next!!! then i hit the other two and again more lipglasses and more blush ombres, so like i said 2 bills later i was like whoa!
my friend said it was the cocktails that had me wanting more, which was probably true. We enjoyed some hors d' oeuvres, and several cocktails later we were good. The place was packed to the fullest, honestly you couldnt even move in there, it was freakin hot thats why i was drinkin like a fish, then i again i have a drinkin problem lol i kid i kid.
anyways, i didnt buy any of the shadows because like i said i have colors similar to them already, so i passed...but wait!!!!
i really wanted the pigments they were the most amazing texture, the felt very light and creamy the reason why i didnt purchase was because i refuse to spend 300 in one hour!!!
so my bestie is gettin the for me for Valentines day. =]
anyways long story i know, i will post pictures later...i did take them but i got lazy and was tipsy to transfer them to my computer lol will get to it today promise.
but just so you know what i got:
  • Lipglasses: Lavender Wind, Gold Dust, Hush Hush Rose, Ember Glow
  • Blush Ombre: Azalea Blossom, Ripe Peach, Springshine
  • Lipstick: Colour Me Coral or Fresh Salmon or both lol i dont remember

so did anybody want to try any of the stuff from this collection???

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Skin Md Review and Giveaway! (CLOSED)

A PR from Skin MD gave me the opportunity to try out their Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion. I totally was ecstatic to try this, since I battle with very dry and sensitive skin, I also have eczema so its hard to find a body moisturizer that will help with that too.

What I really loved about this lotion was the feel which wasn’t thick and greasy, to me it came of kind of like a silicone feel very slippery and easy to apply. It didn’t have a foul smell, or any smell actually which was pleasant. I use it to apply all over my body and I love the results…hydrated skin.

According to the Skin MD website A Shielding Lotion is far more effective as a dry skin treatment than conventional moisturizing lotions or protective creams. If you suffer from dry skin, you know that just using a moisturizing lotion doesn't solve the problem. And this lotion does just that.

Now for the exciting news…
Now you too can try this lotion and see what all the bloggers are raving about.

Im holding a giveaway, one lucky winner will receive a bottle of this Shielding Lotion (Retail Value $25)

To win all you have to do is:

  • Must be a follower
  • Leave me a comment telling me one thing you learned about shielding lotions, as well as your email address so I can contact you letting you know u won(besides the blog)
  • Be able to provide your shipping address to skinmd since they will be the ones shipping it directly to you.
  • Open to followers abroad!
  • Must be 18 years and older

That’s it! Contest will end one week from today February 16th 2010 at midnight. (CLOSED)

(FTC: I was given this lotion to TRY, my review is my honest opinion and no i did not get any compensation for talking about it either)

MAC Event Tonight

I was so excited to get invited to preview this collection, my best friend is tagging along, she hates makeup but she does anything for me! SO excited, i have been wanting several stuff from this one, i hope i can get my hands on it all lol Too bad i have to go straight from work looking like a bum oh well, anyone going tonight?