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Monday, September 07, 2015

What I’m Loving Right … Now!

($35/15ml @ – this new-to-me line is made to work with your current skin care products in that it has the ability to penetrate deep into the skin to nourish and fix that targeted area. This SubQ Eyes contains some major ingredients to fix all around the eyes – puffiness, dark circles, hydration and fine lines. Yes, I could list all the ingredients but really, they’ll probably mean as much to you as to me. The proof is in the … serum and this one works and doesn’t take weeks to see results. So keep using the products you’re using and just add this eye serum!

BEAUTY 360 Portable Manicure Kit ($9.99 @ – this kit contains 5 interchangeable tips for giving yourself a manicure or pedicure at home: Buffing Tool, Emery Tool, Shaping Tool, Fine Shaping Tool and a Cuticle Pusher.

TATCHA Silken Pore Perfecting Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35 ($68/2oz @ – just because we’re changing seasons doesn’t mean you should ditch the sunscreen. New from Tatcha is a lightweight and non-comedogenic one that protects skin from both UVA and UVB. This one doesn’t feel greasy and I didn’t have to wait for it to absorb before applying makeup.

BUXOM True Nude Lip Foundation in Bare ($19 @ – not sure how I missed these when they came out a while ago but I’m glad I did. This one shown here in Bare, a chestnut brown, looks like a regular ol’ lipstick but it adheres to lips beautifully and acts more like a liquid lipstick. And it dries down to a super matte finish that doesn’t budget for hours. I’m in! Available in 7 shades

VOTRE VU Silk Stockings ($34/4.06oz @ – nylons are still so uncool to wear but sometimes you want a little color but not a tan. This skin nourisher will give skin a dash of glow and it contains some  nourishing ingredients like vitamin E and extracts of calendula and Saint John’s wort. And what’s great about it is that it won’t wear off until you wash it off.

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

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Customize It with the Latest from BUXOM

This is a pretty cool release from BUXOM. It’s their Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette where each shadow is primer-infused, so you are taking out a step in your beauty routine and you decide which rectangle of color goes inside each palette.

See more pics after the jump!



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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Latest in Tinted Lip Balms!

I don’t know about you but I just can’t resist a tinted lip balm. My collection has reached a totally unneeded proportion (to most) but I say the more the merrier! And besides, each balm only imparts a certain amount of tint and no two are the same, right? Haha. I love the way I convince myself but there is something different about these next ones.

The new ones I’m adding to my stash are BARE ESCENTUALS bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm ($16 @ Yup, you read correctly, these oils, as in, passion fruit seed oil, jojoba and sunflower seed oils, as well as vitamin E.


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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Is Bare Escentuals Complexion Rescue for You?

I’m not quite sure if the brilliance lies solely with BARE ESCENTUALS new Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($29/1.18oz), the Smoothing Face Brush ($28) or if it’s the combo of the two.

First, let me break down this Gel Cream for you.

What it is: A versatile gel cream that combines skincare benefits and naturally radiant coverage in one. 

  • Mineral-based formulation that combines the best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer to provide increased skin hydration after just one week 
  • Features SPF 30 sun protection 
  • 10 shades available

So what’s my take? Click after the jump to find out!


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Saturday, December 06, 2014

Gift Pick: Because Every Beauty Buff Loves Liners!

What It Is: BARE ESCENTUALS ‘Afternoon Delights’ Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliners and ‘I <3 the Nightlife’ Lasting Line Long Wearing Eyeliners – each contain 5 full-size eye liners - $29 @

Why I Like It: Eyeliners are the staple to every beauty lovers arsenal and these two sets contain all the full size colors you could need to use.

Afternoon Delights shades: Eternal Bronze, Perpetual Plum, Immortal Emerald, Stay Golden and Timeless Taupe.

I <3 the Nightlife shades: Absolute Black, Certainly Sterling, True Blue, Steadfast Slate, Constant Copper. 


Saturday, November 29, 2014

4 Quality Makeup Palettes for Under $25

We’re all on the budget so you have to make your dollars go far. I found some great quality makeup palettes, and one set of eye colors that I think qualify, that are all under $25. Which one do you like best?

1. SEPHORA All Access Glam Gold and Silver Eye and Face Palette - $15 @

2. TOO FACED Jingle All the Way Makeup Palette - $12.50 @

3. SMASHBOX Full Exposure Travel Palette - $22 @ and

4. BARE ESCENTUALS bareMinerals Party Starters - $15 only @

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Shake, Drop, Buff with new bareSkin from Bare Escentuals

wants you to throw out everything you know about liquid foundation when reading about their latest release. And this was their stance when releasing their famed bareMinerals Foundation many moons ago. The brand highly dislikes liquid foundation because at the time most were filled with chemicals and just overall bad for the skin. So I’m surprised and delighted at the same time with this new release from them.

When looking at the bottle of bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($29/1oz), it looks like any other liquid foundation you’d find at cosmetic counters/drugstores but(it) they call this a foundation in the serum form. Ummm, huh? It’s a serum with half the ingredients of a traditional foundation and it comes with a lot of yes’s and no’s as in:

  • No Oils
  • No Silicon
  • No Water
  • No Parabens
  • No Fragrance
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-Chemical Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Created for all skin types and tones, the super thin formula combines a tone-correcting mineral foundation and a brightening serum in one container. And you can adjust the coverage by how many drops you use: 2 drops = sheer coverage, 4 drops = medium coverage, 6 drops = full coverage.


So does this give my face the look of perfect skin like it’s goal? In a word, well two, surprisingly YES! I was super surprised at how it covered the few dark spots I have on my face that I haven’t been able to get rid of. I mean, it covered them lickety-split AND it didn’t fade after an hour or two.

What’s in this formula is, “an ultra-thin, weightless fluid that harnesses jojoba-coated mineral pigments suspended in a coconut-derived base. Combined with a potent blend of vitamin C and supercharged lilac plant stem cells.” So it not over covers up marks on the face but the vitamin C will help make them fade away for good. And from one of their studies, they claim 95% of participants in a clinical study saw a measurable improvement in the appearance of dark spots over an 8 week period. Hmmmm. Well I’m going to use foundation anyway so might as well help out the dark spots I’ve been wanting to rid my face of, right?


And they recommend using this with their cool Perfecting Face Brush ($28). The brush has a reservoir in the middle of it where you drop the drops of foundation. I’m sure you can get good coverage with just using your fingers or a sponge but this using this buffing brush is actually pretty fun … as much as foundation application can be fun. 

Choose from 20 shades @ and

Is this a foundation you’ll be checking out? 

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

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Gift Picks: Because Now You’re Desperate!

What It Is: Ok, it’s the weekend before Christmas and you’re not even close to being done, so here are some recommendations to help you knock it out quickly. So if you go by online, most sites have expedited shipping. If you go by store, you’ll find these sets in the major department stores or Sephora. Don’t sacrifice quality just because you are late to the game!!

Why I Like ALL  of These: Quality, Price and Usability! So here are gifts that are guaranteed to get a “WOW!” out of the recipient.


BARE ESCENTUALS Degrees of Dazzlingnow marked down to $49 @

What It Its: 20 of their bareMinerals Eyecolors in 4 different finishes.

Why I Like It: Heck, what’s not to like?? This set rocks!


MARC JACOBS Trio Rollerball Gift Set - $39 @

What It Is: 3 of his best-selling scents: Daisy Eau So Fresh, Dot and Daisy.

Why I Like It: Even though I think these scents are more reserved for the springtime, it’s good to stock up now! And I love a rollerball form for the purse.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Makeup Product Picks

Chances are you are going to be hitting up a few holiday parties in the next few weeks and part of what I love about this time of year is the permission to kick your makeup look a little. A little dab of shimmer, iridescence or gleam is a great way to show your holiday spirit. Below are the items I’m using to do it up right this season. Ho! Ho! Ho!


Clockwise from L to R:

HARD CANDY Shadow Dancers Liquid to Powder Eyeshadow in Bold & Beautiful ($6 @ - both shades contain luminizing pearls to make eye really … dance!

GLEAM BY MELANIE MILLS Body Radiance in Rose Gold ($15/1oz, $30/2oz, $40/3.5oz @ – this all-in-one moisturizer and body glow is nice for highlighting the fronts of the legs and décolletage.

6 Heart Princess Love in Wink by Takashi Murakami for SHU UEMURA False Eyelashes ($30 @ – Lashes add glamour to any look and these unique ones are adorned with a heart on each one and combines brown and pink lashes. How fun!

BARE ESCENTUALS Touch To-Glow ($14 @ – for when you want a little luminosity, not glitter or harsh sparkle, this one will do the trick.

URBAN DECAY Naked Illuminating Shimmering Powder for Face and Body ($29 @ – a gorgeous shimmery powder that only UD can make perfect. I feel like this should have come with some kind of puff instead of a flat brush. Still nice though.

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

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Scared of Red? This Might Help Your Fear!

True story – I was listening to Howard yesterday and happened to tuned in when he was talking about Van Halen’s 'Hot for Teacher' and exclaiming the song was a game changer. A game changer in rock because of the complexity and intenseness of the song. While I agree that the song totally gets me amp’d and is one of their best, I’m not sure it’s a total game changer, which brings me to this lippie from BARE ESCENTUALS that was sent to me in its own mailer, so it must be important. Oh and the name? Game Changer!

The color in this Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss ($18) tube looks red, I mean RED RED, so I thought what I saw is what I would get but backing up to what these Moxie lippies are really like, read my previous post about them first.

Bare-Escentuals-Marvelous-Moxie-Lip-Gloss-in-Game-Changer-wandSo you see, it’s not a big red but rather gives a sheer-to-medium coverage to lips and wears for quite a few hours. So if you have reservations about wearing red, this would be a good one to give a spin. And these have a great application wand and a slight minty smell and feel to them. 

This shade also comes in the Marvelous Moxie Lipliner and the Marvelous Moxie Lipstick.

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