Browsing Posts from May 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Playing with Illamasqua's New Body Electrics Collection

Illamasqua-MAC-Bare-Escentuals-use It’s the Monday holiday and I’m not outside in the sun, I’m inside with a few eye products from  ILLAMASQUA’s new Body Electrics Collection. I love that this line really pushes the color envelope and the shapes of the packaging  each comes in is really unique and fun. So what did I use from this latest collection in this fun eye look seen here? Lid - Powder Eye Shadow in Imagine ($20) - a matte periwinkle blue that wears much sheerer than it looks in the packaging. I mean you can build it up and here in the picture I simple pressed two coats into the lid and then without changing the brush, I pressed the Liquid Metal in Phenomena ($26) up to the brow. I’m not sure if I would wear this out (maybe for night) but I like the head-on look of this with the matte on the lid and shimmer above it. Both only @


Also used on the eye is BARE ESCENTUALS Big & Bright Eyeliner in Midnight ($14 @ and


MAC Opulash Mascara ($14 @

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Roll It on with the Latest from L'Oreal

L'Oreal-True-Match-Roller I love trying out a new way to put on makeup. Take L’OREAL’s new True Match Roller Perfecting Roll On Makeup ($14.99 @ for example. It comes with a roller that rolls the foundation around your face. Think of it as one of those roller brushes that is used to roll paint out on a wall – it picks up the paint and then rolls out an even amount on the wall. That’s exactly what this one does! And you can roll on your coverage as little or as much as you want but I'd say one swipe give you about a medium. How I’ve been using this one is to roll it out over my face and then using a brush to get it in the crevices. Available in 12 shades.


Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided to for review purposes.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

This Week in Lips

Here’s what I was wearing this week on my lips!

From L to R:

CHANEL Coco Rouge in Cambon ($30 @ – a pinky red.
Lip & Cheek Stain
in 02 ($14 @ – copper shimmer.
Lip Lacquer Pot
in Georgia Peach ($6 @ – YLBB pink nude.
in No. 6 Burgundy ($16 @ – purple burgundy.


Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Know What You're Getting In Your Body Oil

Lalicious-Body-Oil-in-Lily-Mango Trophy I’ve been back and forth about a specific drugstore body oil for the past few weeks. I pretty much grew up on the brand but wow, the ingredients are just so … 1970s. Needless-to-say, as much as it kills me not to feature it because I do really like it, I can’t get my brain past all the really bad for you ingredients and that my skin probably silently screamed every time I put it on. Since dealing with this, I have been going back to one I featured earlier this year from LALICIOUS. It’s their Body Oil and this is one I was and still am proud to feature on the site. I mean, check out these ingredients: Coconut oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Essential and Fragrance Oils, Soybean Oil and Vitamin E Oil. That’s it! I’m not even going to delve into the ingredients of the other one as you probably would need a medical dictionary to figure out about 90% of them.


Yes, this one from Lalicious one is going to cost you more than the bad one but isn’t it better to know all of what is going on and ultimately into your skin? Quality costs money (in this case $24/8oz and $80/32oz @ So with that said, I’m going to put my money where my mouth is and add this one to the Hall of Fame. Shown here in the Lily Mango scent. Love it!! And you can get this oil is 7 other fragrances so which one will you pick?

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by for review purposes.

Friday, May 28, 2010

MAC Prêt-À-Papier Collection

What It Is: Craft-paper couture - an inspired idea cut like a pattern and whipped up into a seamless spectrum of parchment-to-vellum beiges with an occasional, clever colour spill, coral among the most au courant. Avec Prêt-à-Papier, a new couture star is born!

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spring Color Picks ~ Turquoise & Tomato Puree

Here we are at the end of our on-going Spring Color Picks feature. So have you added any of the suggestions like Coral, Turquoise, Tuscany, Violet or Tomato Puree to your makeup routine? Here are some more recs for Tomato and Turq. What’s great about turquoise is that sometimes it’s on the green side and sometimes more on the blue side. The two nail polishes here really depict that.


From L to R clockwise:

MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Color Sensational Lipstick in #635 Very Cherry ($7.49 @
Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof Mascara
in Water Turquoise ($29 @
Nail Polish
in Turquoise & Caicos ($8
Paint and Peel Nail
in Haze ($9 @
Nail Lacquer
in Italian Red ($6.50 @ salons nationwide)
Ickle Baby Bot Bath Bomb
($3.95/2.1oz @
Addict Ultra Gloss
in Little Red Dress ($26.50 @
Eye Shadow
in Bali ($20 @
No 9 Structuring Mist
($26/8.45oz @
Infallible Plumping Lip Gloss
in Plumped Red ($9.99 @
Blue Firmarine Treatment Bar
($39/5oz @


Disclosure: Some of these items were provided to for review purposes. Some I bought.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Not All Nudes are Created Equal

Nude-Nail-Polish-with-Orly-and-Borghese These two nail polishes would both fall in the category of “nudes” but how far from each other are they in real life? I mean ORLY’s Dream Boat ($7.50 @ is more of a white tan, I think and the BORGHESE Biscotto Beige ($8 @ I’d call more of a brown nude. But like any shade, each of these has a time and place and as any good nail polish wearing girl will tell you, it’s not always the same!


Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Sula Beauty Shows You the Shea

How about getting your hands, knees, cuticles and other body parts on a product where the first ingredient listed is butyrospermym parkii aka Shea Butter! It doesn’t happen often but with SULA BEAUTY’s Organic Shea Butter Balm ($9/20 grams @, that’s what you’re getting, as well as sunflower oil, beeswax, jojoba oil and sweet orange oil. That’s it! So tame your eye brows, bring your toenails back from a long bout with nail polish with this one. Available in Bergamot, Neroli Blossom and Rosa Damascena. Big recommendation!


Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided to for review purposes.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Is the Clarisonic Worth It?

Have you heard the deafening buzz around the CLARISONIC? If you are a beauty buff, you’ve not only heard it but probably own one yourself. Well I am late to the party on this one as the closest thing I’ve tried to it was quite a few years ago from the DermaNew line and I don’t even remember what I wrote about it! Anyway, the Clarisonic was created by the same people that created the Sonicare toothbrush and they claim the bristles moves back and forth at 300 time per second removes 6 times more makeup, dirt and makeup then  by simply using your hands or a wash cloth. But contrary to the super positive reviews, I had quite a reaction upon first using it. 



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Friday, May 21, 2010

Cybelesays Special Report - Meeting Napoleon Perdis

It’s not often that a beauty event takes place in LA that we beauty bloggers (still hate that word) are invited to. I mean, everything else entertainment happens here but all of the ones in the beauty category happen in NYC and I get solicitations almost daily for ones there. So when I got an invite to come to the NAPOLEON PERDIS Academy, which is located here in Hollywood, I jumped at the chance. Here was a rare opportunity to experience the products from the creator’s point of view and get a demonstration from the Aussie Mr. Perdis himself. Yes, the Bobbi Browns and other huge beauty personalities also do this but there is just something really special about being able to meet with a line and Founder that is still an indie. I guess that’s the punk rocker/DIY rebel inside me as I love seeing them go up against the biggies. To me, it’s a big sign when a brand doesn’t hire out for their PR, which this prestige line does not. Anyway, onto the event!!


The overall store is quite intimate and the black and white stripped walls and crystal chandeliers  succeed in making the space quite glamorous - kind of reminds me of the Tarina Tarantino store only a few miles down the road. I met with one of the artists and he touched up my makeup with a few new products  just coming out - the Boudoir Mist Spray Foundation (it gives an airbrush finish), the China Doll Gel Eyeliner in Copper on my lids and then the latest mascara called Mesmer-Eyes. Really liked all three of these.



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