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Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday

Hello Beauties!

I apologize that I was MIA for the month of November. It was such a busy and productive month for me but I'm back to share all of the beauty deals with you!

Cyber Monday is the biggest shopping day of the year for the Inter-webs! So grab your credit cards, gift cards and paypal accounts and grab some extra items for your kit, some stocking stuffers and of course for your vanity. :)

So here are some of my favorite deals that I've come across so far today:

Ulta: Ulta Beauty is having a great sale, for every $50.00 you spend you get $10.00 off your purchase. Check it out here.

Lorac: For all of you #Loracstars, all pro palettes are currently 25% off which makes each palette only $31.50 each! Grab yours here!

The Body Shop: 50% off plus free shipping! Check it out here.

Urban Decay: If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I went ecstatic over the UD Electric Palette. Check out my review.
To grab your own for only $35.00, click here.

Sephora: If you're looking for the perfect stocking suffers, check out Sephora's sale section here.

Carols Daughter: For my naturalistas, Carol's Daughter is offering 40% off all purchases today! Check out their selected here.

Elf Cosmetics: I absolutely love Elf, especially since most of their products are dupes from MAC! Check out their amazing 50% off sale here.

BH Cosmetics:  If you're just building your makeup kit or collection, I highly recommend BH cosmetics. Their shadows are super pigmented and their brushes last forever. Check out their sale here.

Happy Shopping Beauties!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Makeup Series Pt. 1

As requested, I've put together a few of my favorite looks for this fall season. I've decided to do this as a 3 part series.

Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List.

Today's challenge was to come up with a Fall bucket list. Although I didn't quite post everyday,  I love that I was challenged to create a new blog post everyday about one of my favorite seasons.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

MAC Heirloom Mix

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MAC is known for delivering top collections all year long. However, I truly believe this collection tops them all! Let's take a look further in MAC's Heirloom Mix.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Favorite Fall Recipe

As Fall is one of my favorite times of year, it's also a time when I love to pull out the crock-pot and make a quick and easy comfort meal for my family.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Makeup Bag

Since I'm constantly on the go, I never leave my house without my makeup bag. Since it's fall, I've switched up the items a bit to reflect my "Everyday" look. Here's a little peak into my makeup bag.
During the fall months, I tend to steer away from putting foundation on my face daily in order to let it breath during the dry cold weather. Here are some of my everyday favorites for this month.

1. Kelly Osbourne's Bloody Brilliant Quad from MAC: This palette has 4 gorgeous shades that blend like a dream. For a more detailed description, check out my previous post on this collection here.

2. Lorac Take a Brow Eyebrow Kit: I love this little baby because of the brush! LoL Don't get me wrong, the colors are great for my brows and the wax definitely helps to lay down those little strays. However, the brush is really what makes this kit, in my opinion. If you'd like to grab your own, you can purchase it here.

3. Teeez Lipstick in Cabernet: I received this lippie in one of my Lip Factory boxes. If you're new to lip factory it's a monthly beauty subscription box that's filled with majority lip related products and they also throw in an extra beauty item. This lipstick is super creamy and pigmented and is at the top of my list for plum lippies this year.

4. City Color Eye shadow in Gold: Although I do not wear this color everyday, I keep it in my mup bag for those days when I need an extra shimmer on my eyes. It's a cream based eyeshaadow with a high pigmentation and little gold flakes are pressed into the color. It also blends like a dream. 

5. Rihanna Highlight in: This Mac Rihanna skinfinish highlight is my absolute favs for a smooth finish. After applying my foundation and blush I'll blend this on my checkbones for an extra glow. 

6. Mac Prolongwear Concealer: I've tried so many concelears and they tend to leave my face just cakey. This one only takes a small drop and it can also be substituted for your extra coverage foundation. 

So what's in your makeup bag? Feel free to share below or tag me in your blog post. 

Have a great day beauties! 

Instagram Round Up

If you're currently an Instagram fanatic like I am, then you know that it's probably one of the best social media outlets for the beauty and fashion world.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

BlogTober 2014

In honor of one of my favorite months! I've decided to join the rest of the blogger world in the annual "Blogtober Challenge." Get ready for your inbox to be flooded with a post from me every single day this month. :D

I'm crossing my fingers that I can actually follow through with this challenge. LOL

Join me and drop a comment below if you will be participating so that I can make sure to follow your blog as well. ;)

Good luck and Happy October Beauties!


Monday, September 22, 2014

Falling in love with Fall!

It's time for cozy knit sweaters, Pumpkin Spice Lattes and of course new makeup! This season is all about intense smokey eyes, bold and dark eyeliner and Metallic! Let's take a look at some of the new items that's a must for your vanity!

Monday, August 25, 2014

VMA Beauties

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In traditional fashion, you know I have to speak on last night's VMA's. Usually, I pass up this opportunity because, well, it's BORING! LoL However, last night's VMA's were definitely on point for a few reasons.

So of course, the highlight of the night was none other than Mrs. Carter! Who proved once and for all that she will always raise the bar in music, dance and fashion! But I digress, let's actually recap some of  the fashion and beauty that stood out to me, from the night.

Let's start with who absolutely killed it in every way possible, besides Queen Bey of course! ;)

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JLO is the definition of perfection in this stunning Charbel Zoe dress! The makeup compliments her golden skin and is very subtle! I absolutely love a nude lip on Jlo. Well played, gorgeous!

   Oh, Miss Kylie! My how you've grown into such a beautiful young woman! I love everything about this look! The Dress, the hair, the shoes and of course the makeup! Kylie does well with a vampy lip. Dark colors compliment her olive skin tone perfectly. **3 twirls to her stylist**

Ariana Grande can pair just about anything with thigh high boots. I love this little gem. Her voice can seriously move a crowd and her fashion sense for being so young, is on point. Ariana is wearing a semi-Hollywood glam look with a soft smokey eye and dark red lips. Love this!

There's nothing crazy at all about Uzo Aduba as she clearly can do no wrong! I only have one word for this look and it's FIERCE! Her stance alone screams that she's not here to put on a show but that she's definitely making a statement! With a silver smokey eye paired with bold dark red lips, she's just stunning! Not to mention, her hair is laid hunty! 

Ms. Minaj is gorgeous with her natural dark hair. With a smudged cat eye and nude lips, her makeup compliments her entire look perfectly. 

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In the words of Jay Z, "On to the next one!"  Beyonce is just glowing in this Nicolas Jebran Black Sheer Gown.
With shades of bronze and subtle smokey eye, she is just glowing on the red carpet. Her stylist Ty Hunter is just a beat behind her, ensuring that every single inch is perfection. 

Her makeup from her performance was just as stunning! Still rocking the soft smokey eye but with a pop of color on the lips! Ugh, so much life!

 Let's talk about Beyonce's 15 minute VMA performance that left the audience in tears! Sigh. Now, I've seen this woman perform live a few times but I've never seen her do damn near a whole album in 15 minutes! LAWDD! 

And that she did! My edges are gone, I cannot focus.. all I want to do is watch Bey dance and drop it... all day long.

 She even had Blue Ivy, groovin!

 Get it, Blue! 

I leave you with this. Check out Mrs. Carter's full performance here!

So.. besides Bey, what were your thoughts on this year's VMA's? Feel free to drop a comment below. 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection from MAC!

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Oh yes beauties, it's true! My little Rocky Horror heart is beating profusely with excitement for this release!

I've been a true Rocky Horror fan since before I can even remember! The costumes, the music, and oh yes the makeup! Everything about this 1975 classic screams a well overdue makeup collection!

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So what amazing products can we expect from MAC? The possibilities are endless!

Just gimme a shade called "Damnit Janet" or "Riff Raff!" Think dark vampy shades of red, purple and coal. Sultry intense and smokey shadows of silver and pearl.

I'm so excited, I'm doing my "Time-Warp dance" now!!

*Update* I've been stalking the inter-webs and have finally found some pictures for this collection!!

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection: 

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From L-R
Strange Journey: Yellowish Brick-Red
Oblivion: Vivid Blush Red Amplified Cream
Sin: Deep Dark Blue Red (Matte)
Frank-N-Furter: Deep Raspberry Blue Wine (Matte)
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Lip Pencil:
Vino: Intense Violet Purple

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Riff Raff Eye Shadow Palette:
Graphic Style:  Deep Silver Veluxe Pearl
Oh, Rock!!: Soft Muted White and Pearl Frost
Carbon Black: Intense Matte Black
Heavy, Black and Pendulous: Greyish Blue with Pearl Frost
Blackberry: Muted Burgundy - Plum Brown (Matte)
Crystal: Violet DuoChrome w/ Pearlized Pigments (Frost)

Greasepaint Stick:
B* Bright Yellow Blue
Black: Intense Black

Superslick Liquid Eyeliner:
On the Hunt: True Black

Chromographic Pencil:
Basic Red: Primary Red
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Powder Blush:
Crazed Imagination Sheertone Shimmer

Sculpt and Shape Powder:
Bone Beige Emphasis Nude Cream / Tan

Set Powder:

It's not easy having a good time- Sparkling Burgundy

Zoom Fast Black Lash:
Deepest Black

7 Length - Natural Everyday Glam

Gold - Sparkling Chunky Gold
3D Black - Black Glitter and silver holographic mixed in
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Nail Lacquer:
Bad Fairy: Red with multi changing pearlized pigments (Pearl)
Formidable: Teal Green with Pink Multi-changing pearlized pigments (Pearl)

As you can see from the list above, the variety in this collection is quite exciting! I can't wait to see some actual pictures from this line and once I do, you know that I'll share the love!

UPDATE** This collection is scheduled to be released online September 29th and in stores October 2nd in the US!

So what do you think? Are you antici...pating this line like I am?

Until next time, stay gorgeous!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

MAC's Osbourne Collection Review

Hello Beauties! I apologize for the delay on this review as life has been busy and it's always a balancing act working full time, being a Mommy and so on. Anywho, I was able to grab a few items from Mac's Osbourne Collection so lets dive right in.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Summertime Glam

If you're like me, you cannot wait for the warm summer weather to get here! In order to enjoy the sunshine comfortably, you'll need to grab some beauty items that are perfect for on the go and for everyday summer glam. Here are a few items currently on my favorite's list!

So, first things first.. let's talk about the "must have" items in your makeup bag this summer. 

Tinted Me:

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer, has been my go to this summer. I opted to put my foundations to the side and have been sticking with a tinted moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated and protected in this hot desert. (Thanks, Vegas)
Anywho, I love this tinted moisturizer especially since it's very lightweight and has SPF. I tend to have combination/oily skin throughout the year but in the summer month's my skin craves moisture. I can put this on early in the morning and wear it all day without blotting even once. Plus, I don't even need to wear a primer underneath this product. Overall, I give it 4 out of 5 stars! ;)

                                                              Love those lips:

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It's no secret that I'm in love with everything EOS. Their lip balms have been my favorite all year long. They're extra moisturizing and full of natural oils and vitamin E. Just perfect to quench your lips during the warm summer months.

**PRO TIP** Try popping this bad boy in the freezer for a couple hours. Apply right before you walk out the door for a cool sensation.

                                                       Too Faced Melted Lipsticks:

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Another hit this summer has been my Too Faced Melted lipstick. If you're looking for a high pigmented, long lasting and ultra glossy lip product, this will be your holy grail for the summer. 

Each color is very pigmented. Best of all, I can apply these without feeling like I have a thick icky gloss all over my lips. My current favorite color is "Melted Fuschia."

                                                              Hydrate your skin:

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For an extra pick me up and to give my skin an extra dewy look, I love Youngblood's Minerals in the Mist. This lil baby is full of vitamins and not to mention it smells pretty great too. My favorite right now is Recharge. 

Bronze me:

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This Too Faced Bonjour Soleil set is perfect for all beauties that would love an extra glow. Fully pigmented and made with Cocoa so it smells amazing!

**PRO TIP** For my gorgeous dark skinned beauties, do not sleep on a good bronzer. An added highlight on top of your foundation or tinted moisturizer is just gorgeous on dark skin. Sweep on top of your cheekbones and across nose. Not convinced? Check out the beauty below: 

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Waterproof me!

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There's nothing worse than a mascara on a hot summer day that runs and makes you look like a raccoon. 

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So save yourself some time and grab a waterproof mascara. Trust me, it's worth the investment. My go to this summer has been Bobbi Brown's Smudge proof mascara which has definitely held up to the hype. 

Get Nailed!

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Complete your summer look with a pop of color on your nails. Currently, I'm obsessed with Zoya polish. It's long lasting and has a wide range of color options. 

**Pro Tips** To give your nails a super drying boost, dip them in ice cold water after you've applied your last top coat.

Which items are you adding to your makeup bag this summer? Feel free to share some of your favorites with me!

Also, I'd be happy to review any items that your not quite sure about, just message me.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

**Update** MAC's Kelly and Sharon Osbourne Collection

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 It's finally time! MAC's Kelly and Sharon Osbourne Collection is scheduled to be released online June 2nd and in stores June 12th! 

Shown above: Kelly's collection is packaged in a lavender mettalic casing and Sharon's is a fire red metallic casing.

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The collection in the gorgeous lavender metallic casing is from Kelly's line and the fire red shown above is Sharon's line. These ladies have definitely put a lot of thought into this collection by the various shade's and products selected. I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on these!

Let's take a look at what items this collection has to offer:

Kelly's Collection:

Lipsticks from L-R $16.50USD each:

Dodgy Girl (Lavender) Matte
Kelly Yum Yum (Bright Pink w/ Hints of blue.) Satin
Riot House (Tangerine) Matte
Strip Poker (Nude) Matte 

Lip pencil $16.50USD
In Synce (Yellowish/pink tone)

Jumbo Penultimate $22.00USD

Mac Kelly Osbourne Eye Kohl $17.50USD

Mac Kelly Osbourne Bloody Brilliant Quad $44.00USD

Tickety Boo (Satin)
Fizzy Rose (Satin)
Spoonful of Sugar (Veluxe Pearl)
Shadowy Lady (Matte)

Mac Kelly Osbourne Morning Mister Magpie $22.00USD
Soba (Satin)
Brun (Satin)

Mac Kelly Osbourne Powder Blush $22.00USD
Cheeky Burger

Mac Kelly Osbourne Mineralize Skinfinsh Duo $33.00USD
Jolly and Good light

Mac Brushes
219SE Pencil $27.50USD
189SE Flat Buffer $58.00USD

Sharon Osbourne Collection:

Lipglass: $21.50USD
Bijou (Light rose)
Pussywillow (Light gold)

Mac Sharon Osbourne Patent Polish Lip Pencils $21.50USD
Ruby (Medium pink)
French Kiss (Caramel)
Innocent (Nude)
Patentpink (lilac)

Mac Sharon Osbournce Lip Pencil $16.50

Mac Sharon Osbournce Powerpoint Eye Pencil $17.50USD

Duchess Quad $44.00USD
Femme Fatale (Satin)
Embark (Matte)
Sexy Eyes (Veluxe Pearl)
Soft Eyes (Veluxe Pearl)

Mac Sharon Osbournce Powder Blush $22.00USD
Peaches and Cream

Mac Sharon Osbournce Mineralize Skinfinish Duo $33.00USD
Refresh / Tan

Mac Brushes:
167SE Face Blender $38.50USD
275SE Medium Angled Shading $27.50USD

So what do you think? I love all of the unique and fun names for the products. Not to mention, the casing is to die for!

As always, feel free to share your thoughts with me.

Have a beautiful day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

MAC Playland Spring 2014 Collection

Oh, yes! MAC has done it again! The Playland Collection is a must have for all color junkies! Let's take a look to see what this collection will include.

So many bright and colorful shades! I can't wait to play. Get your shopping list ready! 

Lippies: $16.00 USD

  • Playland Frosted yellow gold (Frost)
  • Sweet Experience Bright pink (Amplified)
  • Happy-Go-Lucky Hot pink (Amplified)
  • Toying Around Hot coral pink (Amplified)
  • Red Balloon Hot fuchsia (Amplified)
  • Head in the Clouds Red with pearl (Frost)

Lipglass: $15.00 USD

  • Bright Side Creamy yellow
  • Lots of Laughs Creamy peach
  • Carousel Creamy pink
  • Live It Up Creamy orange
  • Pure Silliness Creamy lilac

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Casual Color ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • For Your Amusement Bright pastel pink
  • Young at Heart Bright pink
  • Hi Jinks! Bright coral

Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Ever So Yellow Soft yellow with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Hi-Def Cyan Cyan blue (PRO)
  • Neo-Orange Intense neon salmon (PRO)
  • Golden Olive High frosted green-gold (Permanent)

Chromagraphic Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Permanent at PRO)

  • Genuine Orange Bright orange
  • Hi-Def Cyan Hi-def cyan
  • Process Magenta Matte magenta
  • Black Black Deepest black 
This collection is scheduled to be released April 15th (Online) and April 17th at MAC stores. International release is in early May 2014. 

So what are your thoughts? Will you be adding these items to your collection?

As always, thanks for reading beauties!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Urban Decay`s Electric Palette

Urban Decay`s Electric Palette

I've been so busy lately I haven't had a chance to post a blog for you beauties. Have no fear, I'm back with a review that will hopefully help any of you beauty fanatics that have been on the fence about purchasing this palette.

 If you follow me on any of the social networks then you know just how obsessed I've been about this palette since I heard of it back in January.

Urban Decay has always been known for their fun and festive packaging, wide variety of vegan products and it's extreme pigmentation. This palette definitely has all of this and more!

10 pressed pigments, including 2 previously released shades (chaos and urban) perfectly complete this palette for any color junkie.

 Check out my swatches below:

As you can tell from the swatches above, these shades are bright and super pigmented. A little truly goes a long way and I didn't even use a base or primer underneath. 
 I prefer using pigments because they blend extremely well and you can build color on top of color easily. 

**Pro tip** Try mixing the pigments to create different shades and liners. 

I had to play with this palette right away so I created a little look on one of my favorite canvases :)

Colors used: Gonzo, Chaos and revolt on lid. Freak on waterline.

So what do you think? Will you be adding this palette to your collection? 

Thanks for reading beauties!