November 23, 2009

Rihanna's AMA Makeup

Love it or Hate it....What do you guys think?

November 17, 2009

Finger Paints- Art Deal of Fortune

I picked up this polish at my local Sally's Beauty Suppy Store for around $4.00 using their discount card. The price was definately right, but how was everything ask? Keep reading.

The consistency is thinner than what I would expect from a quality polish such as OPI. The brush was large enough to coat my nails evenly with only a few strokes and I loved that. Even after using my Sally Hanson Super Fast Topcoat the polish did start to chip a little the following day. The color is a neutral golden bronzed toffee color. Work appropriate, sublte and perfect for the fall season.

Would I repurchase? Heck yeah. For the price and Finger Paints extensive collection of colors, I would just invest in a new topcoat! I've got my eye on Candy Cane Shimmer, a color that just came out with their holiday collection.

November 12, 2009

Jimmy Choo for H&M

Jimmy Choo and H&M have teamed up to bring us a limited edition collection featuring shoes, handbags and accesories priced from $30-$200! The collection will be released on November 14th at 200 H&M locations.

I'm not a shoe lover but I do have my eye on this rocker syle clutch priced at $99.

Will you be at H&M on November 14th?

November 10, 2009

Life's Smallest Treasures

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

November 8, 2009

Celebrity Makeup: Keri Hilson

MAC Cosmetics Sr. Artist Romero Jennings tells us how you can recreate Keri's look:
1. Prep + Prime Skin.
2. Moisture Blend Foundation NC42,NC43 and NW45 Matte Bronzing Powder.
3. Blush in Sunbasque and Frankly Scarlet.
4. Eye shadow: Saddle, Blacktied, Cream de Violet, Blacktrack Fluidline Gel Liner.
5. Spice and Plum Lip Liner.
6. Prep + Prime Lash Primer, Plushlash Mascara in Plushblack and Fascinating pencil.
7. Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium and Dark for contouring.

From Mac Cosmetics Electroflash:

1. Mineralized Eye Shadow Duo in Love Connection and Two to Glow.
2. Lipstick in Mellow Mood.
3. Lipglass in Major Minor.

How to:

1. Pump up lashes top and bottom with 2 coats of prep and prime mascara.
2. Then add one heavy winter coat of Plushlash mascara in Plushblack.
3. I then add the #7 lashes which I cut into fine pieces and place on the top lashes!
4. The skin was primed with Prep + Prime Skin and polished with a sheer coat of Moistureblend Foundation that is highlighted with Moisturelush Eye Cream and contoured Matte Bronzer!
5. Shadows were pumped up with Creme de Violet used as a liner/shadow under eye while Saddle and Black Tied shadows frames the eye!

November 5, 2009

Free GoodNites

I have heard these were great to use on older children. I have several friends that have used them and said they helped when their child was wetting the bed. Although I never tried these, a free sample wouldn't hurt anyone!

Click the link below to get your free sample!

Free GoodNites

What I'm Loving Right Now

Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads
So there's one thing I'm afraid of...and it's wrinkles. I try my hardest to use products with SPF and give myself weekly 40% lactic acid peels at home. But, we all can do more. Right? Enter un-wrinkle peel pads. You just apply it after washing your face and neutralize with water. It makes my skin so soft and I hope it's keeping the wrinkles at bay.
It's amino acids alpha, beta and gamma exfoliate, resurface, clarify and firm your skin. This product claims to minimize pores, fine lines and even skin tone. Contains a number of vitamins, chamomile, and green tea extracts.
*fingers crossed*

MAC Warm Blend Mineralized Skinfinish
This baby came out with the Colour Craft Collection and there isn't an unpleasent thing I can say about it. It's absolutely gorgeous! It's a trio of colors that can be swirled together and applied as a bronzer, contour color or even over the cheeks as a nice glow. I have worn it in every way possible. I have worn each color separately as an eye shadow as well. This is a must have if you can still get your hands on it.

MAC Lusterglass Love Nectar
The best peachy nude with golden pearl shimmer lipgloss on the planet! I have one for my personal use and another in my kit for clients. It works well on just about any skin tone. I throw it on alone or sometimes pair it with different liners for more bronze or a more pink effect. I do alot of smokey eye looks and this is my favorite go to color to set it off. Visit MAC Cosmetics and pick one up.

Juicy Couture Perfume
This has all the notes that I love in a perfume. There's a mix of sweet, fresh and floral. Very girly and whimsical. It's been described as "something Barbie might wear". There is one note that I'm not so fond of and it's the tuberose. Blah! I don't know why but it reminds me of my grandmother's perfume. I'm not into sophisticated and complex scents like Chanel No 5. I want something fun, free spirited and alive. Thankfully, the tuberose note disappears and then it's topped with a hint of vanilla and white flowers. Which is the most prominent. I will buy this scent over and over again. Available at Sephora.

The Mineralista Mineral Pigment in Blush
This is a beautiul sheer shimmery pink that I use as a wash of color on the lids. I purchased this sample for $1 and it has been well worth every cent. I ordered several pigment samples and recieved them in less than a week! The Mineralista isn't currently taking orders.  

Heartbreaker Cosmetics Charmers Glow in Slick
I have been using two products from Heartbreaker Cosmetics recently. This one has to be my absolute favorite. Their line of Glows are similar to MAC mineralize skin finishes--without the high price. A light dusting provides your face that iridescent glow that wakes your face up. It's described as a bronze glow with bronze shimmer.
My other favorite is It's Magic eye color. It's beautiful as an inner corner highlight to add a tiny pop of white shimmer to my bold smokey eyes. $1 for a sample...does it get any better? Check them out and let me know what you think!

November 4, 2009

Celebrity Makeup: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer looked amazing on the red carpet at the "This Is It" movie premiere. The talented Bebe Booth spills the beans and tells us how you can re-create Jennifer's eye makeup at home using a drugstore brand that I love, Milani Cosmetics.

"To achieve these beautiful bold smokey eyes for an evening out on the town, you will need several shadows to create the look. I recommend two palettes from Milani’s Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows; Backstage Basics ($8.99) for your shimmery silver & black shades and the Ready To Wear ($8.99) palette for the golden highlight around the inner corners of your eyes. Each of these palettes has six shades to choose from, so you have many options for creating a soft or heavy smokey eye. For this look, keep the darker shades toward the outer crease and the shimmer highlights toward the inner crease of the eye. To really make your eyes pop, you will need Milani’s Eyeliner Pencil in True Black ($3.99). Line the eye top to bottom from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye; don’t be afraid to smudge the liner for a softer affect. Though it might feel strange to apply the pencil liner along the inside of the waterline, it will definitely give your smoky eye that dramatic affect Jen is known for. Don’t forget about the lashes - you want them to stand out as well - so apply several coats of Milani’s Power Lash in Black ($6.49). I recommend applying the first few coats of mascara for thickness, let the lashes dry and then go back to add length with a finishing coat. "

November 3, 2009

Benefit Powderazzi Blush Compact

Lauren Loves is giving away a compact that holds Benefit's most popular blush colors Corlista, Dallas and Hoola. You even get a mini blush brush. Check her out & Good Luck Mamas!

Contest ends Monday, November 9