Friday, November 15, 2013

BECCA The One Perfecting Face Brush

BECCA  The One Perfecting Brush

The One Perfecting Brush
10 Brushes in One!

I don't think you could imagine my happiness when I came across this brush at Sephora, unless you knew how long I was waiting for it. For almost a year now, I had been waiting and wanting a brush exactly like this. I had been tirelessly searching and asking around at about every Beauty Store that I visit if they had anything like it. They would look at me with a blank stare, when I would try to describe it and have no idea what I was talking about. I had seen a similar brush used on me that retails for almost 4 times the price than this one does, and I had wanted one like it for over a year. I went back and forth debating buying it and just could not justify the price. I knew eventually that "One" would come and it would be just perfect! So when I finally saw this brush at Sephora by BECCA, I eagerly snatched it up and took it home. I used it at once with my BECCA Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation and could not believe the flawless results. I was so happy that I had waited, because this Brush is everything that it promises to be and more. To make it even more exciting, it works even better than the similar one that would have costs me 4 times the price. So you could imagine after waiting over a year and looking all over for one, how EXCITED I was to finally get my hands on this brush!

Flat edges fit the linear contours of your face,
while curved corners allow for targeted, more precise application.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Rose Gold

Shimmering Skin Perfector™ 
Pressed - Rose Gold

The Best Blush to ever Come in My Life!
As you can see, I couldn't wait to use it before taking photo's..:)

I came across this BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ at Sephora in Rose Gold and could not resist buying it. The color was the most beautiful Rose Gold that I have ever seen done in any blush, highlighter, or powder. I was even more blown away when I got home and applied it to my cheekbones and the most gorgeous color of warm rose gold glowed from my cheekbones. It only enhanced their beauty and left the most gorgeous glow. I can't get enough of this powder and have shelved all of my other blushes since I have bought it. Besides being the best color that I have seen done in a blush, it also has a slight shimmer to it. This leads to the highlighting effect of my cheekbones and wherever else I apply it. I love a powder/blush that has just the right amount of an illuminating effect to it and this one does!

Here is the Skinny of the Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed in Rose Gold:

What it is: A creamy powder luminizer with an embossed finish in a limited-edition Rose Gold holiday shade.
What it does: This creamy powder luminizer is like crushed gemstones in a compact for refined luminosity in any light. The formula features ultrafine luminescent pearls that adjust and become one with your skin so your perfect glow is never lost. Unlike the traditional pressed powder method, which simply mixes and compresses dry ingredients, this proprietary formula is a blend of wet and dry pigments ensuring a balanced application every time.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens
What else you need to know: This formula features multitoned, ultrafine pigment pearls that adjust to skin’s natural undertones. It is the sequel to the cult-favorite liquid Shimmering Skin Perfector™.
Directions:Sweep across face or apply to targeted areas including cheekbones, brow bones, and bridge of nose.
Suggested Usage: -To get the perfect glow for the holidays, use Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed Rose Gold with The One Perfecting Brush.
-Apply the illuminator up the cheekbones and down the center of the nose with linear sweeps.
-Three quick sweeps is all you need for a perfectly placed highlight.
Becca Stylist Tip: -For fuller-looking lips, follow lip gloss or lipstick with a dab of Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed to the center of your lower lip.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Maybelline Gilded in Gold Holiday Collection


Maybelinne New York has come out with a Limited Edition Holiday Collection called Gilded in Gold. I came across it last week at the store and it instantly caught my attention considering my love for Maybelline and especially the Maybelline Color Tattoos. I believe I might have every color, but this collection contained limited edition shades. I checked it out and purchased what I thought would be the best to test out.

The Gilded in Gold Collection!

Here is what I purchased and my thoughts:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Revlon Colorburst Matte and Lacquer Lip Balms


Revlon has launched a new Lip Product and it is the New Colorburst™ Lacquer and Matte Lip Balms. I came across these the other day and picked up one in each category (Matte and Lacquer) to try out. I have been learning lately, to not pick up the entire collection and just pick up shades that I think are best to test out. Than if I like them, I will go back for more and update my posts with the new shades/swatches. Just because it's new, does not mean that it's going to be amazing!

Here is the Skinny on the Colorburst™ Lacquer and Matte Lip Balms From Revlon:

The Crayon Collection
Collectable Craveable Color in Two Fabulous Finishes

Here are the Two Shades (One in Each Category) that I picked out.

Matte Lip Balm - 230 Complex
I decided to get a nude tone in the Matte, because what better shade to test out a Matte in than a Nude Beige Tone. I found it to be very Matte as described and the color to be "Spot On" which really makes me love a lip stick/gloss/balm line. When you get the color that you think you are buying, it's like the angels are singing. I would definitely recommend wearing this when you lips are hydrated as I would any lipstick/gloss/balm that is described as "Matte". It will not dry out your lips, but it will definitely accentuate any dryness that you have on your lips, as any matte lip product would. That is why I always stress, to take care of those Lips!!

Lacquer Lip Balm - 125 Flirtatious
I chose this pinkish red shade in the Lacquer finish because I thought it would look so beautiful on so many different skin tones. It would be the perfect shade to wear with barely any makeup on to make your lips pop, especially with the shine that it leaves. It would also be the perfect shade for when you do wear a heavy eye or cheek because it is not too bright or too deep, wear it would look as if you were wearing too much makeup. Those types of lip tones are hide to find and that is why I loved this shade so much. This lacquer also went on so well and left my lips feeling nice and smooth with absolutely no dryness. I did not notice any odd taste with either of them. They are the perfect size to throw in your handbag and they twist up, perfect for traveling!

Swatched : Complex, Flirtatious
You can really see her the difference in the Finish!

Final Thoughts:

I really like both of these lip balms. If I had to pick a favorite in finish it would be the lacquer and in color it would be the matte. I just can't stop loving Nude Shades! What I like to do best with these two shades, is to wear the nude matte as a base and wear the lacquer over it. It kinda gives the lacquer a base and makes it stay on longer. It also creates a bit more of a toned down look if you find the lacquer to be to shiny. I do not find it to be to shiny at all, I think it has just the right amount of shine for a day time look. I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it helped if you are looking for a new lip balm to try that is priced right and has gorgeous colors and finishes to pick from!


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Friday, November 1, 2013

Loreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

 L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly™ Mascara

I just had to pick up this mascara because I have loved L’Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara for so long. I saw this new mascara, read what it promised and knew I had to have it because L’Oréal always delivers! I love mascara's they spread out your lashes, lengthen and get into the corners. When you get into the corners, it can make a world of difference of how your lashes appear! It can not only make your lashes appear fuller, but make your eyes appear bigger and who doesn't want that! It has been scientifically proven that people are drawn to "Bigger Eyes" and they are one of the body's most attractive features! So work those eyes!

Here is the Skinny on the Voluminous Butterfly™ Mascara From L’Oréal:

Introducing Dramatic Fanned Out Volume:From L’Oréal Paris, a breakthrough mascara innovation to deliver a bold lash effect. The breakthrough wing tip brush catches lashes and extends to the outer corners of the eye. The new fiber infused formula delivers lashes with up to 6x more volume.
The Result: Every lash extended for a dramatic lash fringe that flutters.
How To Use:Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip—no need to pump the wand. Removes easily with soap and water.

The Asymmetrical Wing Tip Brush!  Coats Corner to Corner

I love this mascara for so many reasons. The primary reasons are because it does not clump, it does not irritate my eyes and it is so easy to remove. This mascara leaves my lashes lengthened and separated with a silky black like finish. It is so easy to use and I love how the brush wand is curved to really help lift the lashes while applying the mascara to keep them separated. Seperation is key in getting your mascara not to clump! This mascara truly leaves your lashes with a Butterfly looking effect, winged out while beautiful lengthened and separated! I sweep the brush about three different times on each eye to make sure I get my entire lashes. I sweep it once in the middle, than once on each corner. I do not have to re-dip the brush for more product, it works so well. You might not have to do my method (3 different times), I have too because my eyes are large and there is a lot of area to cover!

Final Thoughts:

I am so happy that I bought this mascara. I have been obsessed with L’Oréal 's Voluminous Million Lashes for ages and this new one just takes it to a whole new level. I know that this is going to be a new favorite mascara of mine! I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope this helped anyone that is looking for a new mascara that lifts and separates while still coating every single lash! Leaving you looking wide eyed and ready to go!


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Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel

Scented Nail Enamel

Considering Revlon is one of my Favorite Nail Brands since forever, I could not pass up trying out their new Parfumerie™ Scented Nail Enamel for many reasons. The most obvious reason being that Revlon has always been by "go-to" Nail Brand choice and has never let me done. The second most important reason why I had to try it, was that I am always looking for products with a slight fragrance to it. I rarely get to wear perfume due to the chance of getting a migraine, so I am always looking for ways to wear scents without wearing a heavy perfume.

Here is the Skinny on the Nail Enamel from Revlon:

Vibrant, shiny shades go on smoothly for flawless color and than dry to light, irresistible fragrances.

I chose the shade "Beachy" because it's Golden Brown Shimmery tone will be perfect for F/W, yet it's beachy scent will be uplifting for the cold harsh months to come. It will be remind me of what is to come, winter beach holidays and than finally the end of winter!

I love the Packaging of this Nail Enamel, just like a Perfume!
This nail polish went on perfect, I did not had to redo one nail! I love how it has a shorter handle, it actually made it easier for me to paint my nails. The brush was also a tiny bit smaller than the normal Revlon brushes, I think this this also made it easier for me to get into the sides of my of my nails and do a better job. The nail polish dried quickly and left the most beautiful shade, exactly as pictured in the bottle.

I believe there are 24 shades (scents) to pick from and they all looked gorgeous. They range in a variety of beautiful colors and scents. You will definitely be able to find what you are looking for and they will look so beautiful on your vanity. This is most definitely a nail polish to display!

"110 Beachy"  is such a Beautiful Golden Brown with a Slight Shimmer!
Other Scents and Colors: Autumn Spice

Update: I wore this polish for a full 7 days before it started to wear and chip. I believe this to be outstanding considering the polish does not claim to be long lasting. My nails are not the strongest, so I was very impressed and will definitely be buying more!

Final Thoughts:

I am so happy that I bought this nail enamel. It does not have an overwhelming scent at all. I am not sure how long it is going to last because I have only had it on for a day (I will update). It just leaves a very light subtle scent. It is not like wearing a perfume, wear people are going to smell it when you pass by or when you leave the room. It is just perfect, if you are looking for a light subtle scent. I am very sensitive to scents and it does not bother me at all! I hope that you enjoyed this post and it helped you, if you are looking for a new and unique nail polish. Don't be thrown off by the scent because it is really quite subtle. I am more in love with the bottle, how well it went on, and how beautiful the shades are.


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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cargo Activating Face Primer

Cargo blu_ray
High Definition Make-Up
Activating Face Primer

Cargo makes some Amazing products and one of my Stand Out Favorites of many is the Activating Face Primer.

Here is the Skinny on the Activating Face Primer from Cargo:

A light-weight and comfortable oil-free and silicone-free primer. Does not leave a heavy, oily or 'mask' type feeling that most primers do.
All the glow, none of the shine! CARGO's blu_ray Activating Face Primer reduces shine, refines pores and visibly reduces wrinkles. This revolutionary formula is silicone-free and paraben-free. See results in an instant. See better looking skin in 30 days. Clinically proven.
Clinically Proven Results:
95% of subjects reported smoother looking skin.
Fine lines, blemishes and imperfections are immediately less visible.

I have been using this Primer on and off for months and I really like it how it works as a primer under my Cargo Liquid Foundation (Blog Coming) and any other foundation I have. It really helped during the summer to keep the shine off my face and to make my foundation look even better. I recently started to use it more often because I was reading about all of the benefits that it provides. I had been wanting to find a primer that had anti aging benefits and here I had one all the time. I thought it only made since to start using it more often to obtain it's benefits quicker. So I have been trying to use it every time I wear a foundation. The problem is that I do not wear foundation everyday, so I decided to try to apply it over my skin care even on some days when I am not wearing a full face. This is working out great because it leaves my skin with a subtle yet radiant glow. I am really beginning to see a overall improvement to my skin. I have to admit that I do not have the worst skin, but I will take any help I can get. I truly believe that taking these extra steps like finding a primer that not only makes your foundation look and stay on better but improves you skin's overall appearance is very beneficial and can only help. Why not use a primer that has built in benefits to improve your skin?!

The Primer On My Skin and what it looks like.
It goes on so smoothly and feels so refreshing!

Final Thoughts:

I think this is a very good primer for anyone, especially anyone looking for a primer that is Silicone Free! Silicone in primers are NOT GOOD for people with Acne Prone skin. Oily Skin and silicone products are not a good combination. I think this Primer would be excellent for anyone that is prone to acne or oily skin. I really hoped you enjoyed this post and I hope it helped out anyone looking for an anti-aging primer, silicone free primer, or just a new really good primer to try out!


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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Would You Rather? The Beauty Edition Tag!!

I was tagged by both Gorgeous Gals Ashley @ and The Makeup Squid @ to do this Tag.

Thank You...;)

1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?

Lose Palettes and Eyeshadow! My "Must Haves" are mascara and lip gloss. I could use a dark brown eyeliner to fill in my brows and lipstick for a hint of blush. I would just improvise as much as I could. 

 2.) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

Chop it off because it would regrow and than I would not have hair down to my ankles when I am 90!! (hopefully) 

3.) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

I am assuming this means with makeup. If so, pink! I don't look that well with coral tones unless I am tan.

4.) If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

Clothes, not even a second thought...

5.) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

Eyeliner as lipstick. That could easily be done with the right color but eventually my lips would get dry..:( I could not use lipstick on my eyes, it would irritate them.

6.) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

I would have to say Sephora because they are a great Company and have a vast variety. There would be a lot of products I would miss though!

7.) Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

I would have to say lip because I enjoy doing my eyes the best and use on average three different colors on my eyes when I do them! I would just pick my favorite nude for my lips and deal with it.

8.) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?

I hate being cold so I would pick winter clothes in the summer and just wear the bare minimum and cut off the sleeves of the tops and cut off the pant legs to make shorts..;)

9.) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

 I would pick dark because I usually pick colors based of my mood. It is fall right now and getting cold and dark early. Blah!!

10.) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

Lip product because I am assuming that it can be an skin care. I can't live without my Favorite eye cream! Plus, I could possibly use it on my lips too...

11.) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

That's a tough one!!! Wait!!! I had to chop my hair off in the earlier question, therefore this can't be answered!

12.) Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?

Never paint my nails. I would just use Nail Art Stickers!

13.) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?

Lol....If I shaved them, they would grow back (EVENTUALLY)!!! So I guess Shave. There is no way I am walking around looking like Graucho Marx....

14.) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

Nail Polish.....

Well this was fun and

The next person I tag to do this hilarious tag is...

Ina @

and whomever else would like to to do it.....:)


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MAC Stroke of Midnight Holiday Sets

MAC Cosmetics Stroke of Midnight Collection
Eye, Lip & Brush Kits

The night belongs to you, and your look has no limits. M•A•C Stroke of Midnight Bags and Kits contain all you need from dusk till dawn. Make an entrance with colour-coordinated sets for eyes and lips while Brush Kits help you achieve flawless skin with professional results. Limited-edition Stroke of Midnight packaging. Pro discount is not applicable.

I was so excited to purchase some of MAC's Holiday sets this year, because previous years I had waited too long. So this year, I made a vow that it was going to be different. I headed to the store weeks before it would be available, checked it out, made my list and pre-ordered it. I was so proud of myself! I am not going to go into the details of the entire "Stroke of Midnight" collection, because that all can be found on MAC's website in it's full glory. I am going to show you what I bought, what is included from MAC, and why I chose these kits from the whole collection.

Stoke of Midnight Eye Bag - "Gold"

The Double Ended Brush in this set has a mini 239!!

Includes: In Extreme Dimension Lash, Fluidline in Blitz & Glitz, Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure and the Double-Ended 209 Eye Liner/239SE Eye Shader Brush. Limited-edition black Stroke of Midnight bag features a chic graphic white pattern, elegantly edged with gold piping.

The Eye Bag Comes in Nude, Gold and Violet.

I bought this eye bag in Gold because the Nude bag was lovely, but a bit too nude for me. The paint pot in the Nude bag is much more Nude in person. Don't get me wrong, the nude bag is lovely and would make a great addition to your collection or as a gift. I plan on wearing these colors to Holiday events, so I was looking for something with a little "Holiday Vibe" to it. So I chose the Gold bag for a little more Holiday Jazz. I did not choose the Violet bag, because I can have allergic reactions to purple due to the red dye used to make it. The Violet bag was so beautiful that it would have been a shame to go to waste.

Extreme Dimension Lash Brush Head. It has a great end to
get the corners of your lashes!

"Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure" "Fluidline in Blitz & Glitz"

Swatched:"Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure"
"Fluidline in Blitz & Glitz"
Perfect Combination to Created a Bronzed Golden Holiday Eye Look!

Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag - Violet

I love how the makeup packaging matches the Bag that comes with each set!

Includes: Sumptuous shades of Cremesheen Glass in Art of Seduction, Lipstick in Dark Deed and Lip Pencil in Vino. Limited-edition black Stroke of Midnight bag features a chic graphic white pattern, elegantly edged with gold piping.

This Lip Bag comes in Nude and Violet.

I chose the Violet bag because once again I was looking for colors with a little more pop for the holidays. The nude lip bag was very tempting, since nude shades are my favorite. I was sold on the Violet bag since I cannot wear the shade often on my eyes and the Cremesheen Lip Glass that comes with it has a very nude tone to it. So it was like I got a pop of color with the lipstick and a nude with the lip glass by choosing the Violet. The lip pencil that comes with it matches the lipstick perfectly!

Swatched "Cremesheen Glass in Art of Seduction"
"Amplified Lipstick in Dark Deed" "Lip Pencil in Vino"

Stoke of Midnight Brush Kit - Essentials

Achieve flawless skin with professional results. Includes 168SE Large Angled Contour Brush, 217SE Blending Brush, 212SE Flat Definer Brush, 239SE Eye Shader Brush and 193SE Angled Foundation Brush. Limited-edition black Stroke of Midnight bag features a chic graphic white pattern, elegantly edged with gold piping.

The Brush Kit comes in Mineralize, Essentials or Smokey.

I chose the Essentials brush kit because it made sense for many reasons. I like the brushes the best that came in this kit due to the variety and the fact that I think they would used the most. This kit contains three of my favorite MAC brushes. I plan on using this kit when traveling, so it will be perfect considering I use those brushes a lot. These brushes in a smaller version make them perfect for traveling with the included matching bag. I was very tempted by the Mineralize kit for its face and eye brushes. It contains a smaller 187 (another one of my favorites) and I love it. The Smokey kit was amazing as well, it has just the right brushes to create the perfect smokey eye. I wish I could have bought them all!

168SE, 193SE, 239SE, 217SE, 212SE

Final Thoughts:

I think these Eye, Lip and Brush Kits are perfect! They would be perfect for you or to give as a gift for the up and coming holiday season. There is also so much more to the Stroke of Midnight Collection that can be bought on MAC's website such as Lip and Cheek Bags, Eye Kits, Face Palettes and so much more. I hope you enjoyed this post and a little bit of the Stoke of Midnight Collection. 


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational

Color Elixir by Color Sensational
By Maybelline

Instantly Intrigued by the Packaging!

I was instantly mesmerized by the beauty of this lipgloss when I first saw it. I was in awe of the packaging and what it promised. To be a lipgloss/lip treatment that feels cushioning on your lips while it still delivers color and high shine gloss.

Here is the Skinny on the Color Elixir by Color Sensational from Maybelline:

Fall under the spell of the elixir effect
Hyper-saturated color, ultra cushiony feel
The new hypnotic lip sensation

Look how the bottom looks like a Lipstick!

This lipgloss feels so good going on, it almost feels like a lip treatment. It feels like a lip gloss and treatment in one. It feels soft and very very cushiony. I think those truly are the best words to describe how it feels going on. The feeling does not go away quick either, it last for quite a while. It also leaves a very glossy looking effect to you lips. I only bought the Color Elixir in one color because I was not sure if it was going to deliver, but I will be definitely going back for more. There are 20 shades to chose from, which means 19 more for me to pick from and 20 for you. I will update this post once I purchase more with swatches of more colors. I decided to play it safe with the first color I picked and get a very pretty beige nude for the Fall. You can never go wrong with a beige nude.

I love these types of applicators.
The really help with precision and getting right
up into the cupids bow of your lip!
"60 Nude Illusion" Swatched
I had to get the right lighting to show the true color.
 It looks a tad orange in the previous pictures!
I had too many Lights on!
Update: As promised, I went back for more shades and I would like to share them with you!! I definitely think they are worth the money and will be such a treat this winter! The winter and cold weather tends to dry out lips more often and I felt these were an investment in my lips. These Hybrid Lip Gloss/Lip Balms will be just what I will be grabbing for in those harsh cold months!

Still in Love with the Packaging!

Top to Bottom: "075 Fuchsia Flourish" "050 Caviar Couture"
"100 Petal Plush" "045 Amethyst Potion" 
Swatched:  "075 Fuchsia Flourish" "050 Caviar Couture"
"100 Petal Plush" "045 Amethyst Potion" 

Very Pigmented!! I love how these lip gloss/balms look the same color in the tube on your lips!!

Final Thoughts:

I am so excited to share these with you. I think this lip gloss was a steal for under 8 dollars for all the benefits it includes and how good it feels on your lips. Please let me know if you have tried the Color Elixir and if you like them. I am loving them and I know your lips will love them too.


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Mally Ultimate Performance Dream Brow

Mally Ultimate Performance Dream Brow with Brush

I love how Easy she makes her Products!

This eyebrow product is unlike anything that I have ever used. I usually use either a twist up eyebrow pencil, a waxed eyebrow pencil, or an angled brush with eye shadow to enhance my brows. What I use really depends on how much time I have, what look I am going for and my mood. There are many unique qualities to all the eyebrow pencils and techniques that I use. I should really do a separate post on them and how they differ and the uniqueness to each. So let me tell you about my new favorite eyebrow defining tool that I am currently loving, Mally Ultimate Performance Dream Brow.

Mally makes it so easy for you!
It comes in an easy portable pot
with an amazing double sided brush!

Here is the Skinny on Mally Ultimate Performance Dream Brow Fix from Mally on QVC:

What is it: A long-wearing formula that illuminates, shapes, and creates a fuller-looking brow. Ultimate Brow Fix is formulated with special radiant pigments to help bring brows to life. The included double-ended brush is a professional-quality tool that helps create the perfect arches.
Who is it for: Any woman who wants beautiful, full-looking eyebrows that frame her face.
Why is it different: This magic Ultimate Brow Fix not only fills in your brows with beautiful, natural-looking color, but it also thickens each individual brow hair upon contact to hold brows in place all day long!
How do I use it: First, take the spoolie end of the brush and brush your brows upward so they are all in place. Then, take the angled brush end and dip it into the product--a little goes a long way. Using short upward strokes, brush the product through your brows.
Dream Brown Fix Comes in Taupe, a blondish-gray shade; Medium Brown; or Sable, a deep blackish-brown shade.

I think Mally Ultimate Performance Dream Brow Fix is truly a dream. I have never come across a brow enhancer so unique. It comes in a pot that has a nice tight lid, so it won't dry out. I have come across many brow products that have dried out that have either come in compacts or palettes. This Brow Fix is so easy to use! I use the double-ended brush that it comes with to very gently pat the product to pick some of it onto the brush and apply it to my brows. You only need the smallest amount, so start with just a tiny amount of product and add more if needed. I give my brows a good brush though first with the spoolie or any brow brush and than again after I have applied it. I like to let it set a few minutes before I brush though it again to perfect the shape. I apply it in small light upward strokes to my brows and just follow my natural brow. I do not try to make each brow identical, I just focus on the fact that one is not an inch longer than the other.

I also wanted to mention the pigmentation of this product. It is very pigmented and it lasts all day. You can draw in missing areas of your eyebrows if they are sparse or add on to you tail and it will stay all day! Nothing is going to mess up your brow look until you take it off. It is also very easy to remove with my face cleanser considering it's staying power.

Dream Brow Swatched in Sable. Perfect for when my hair is dark brown.
I will be buying Medium Brown for when it has not been colored!

Final Thoughts:

This Dream Brow Fix is truly a Dream! I would recommend it for anyone, especial for someone who is looking for a brow enhancer who has sparse brows or is looking for staying power! I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope that you try this out and let me know what you think.


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Friday, October 18, 2013

It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation

It Cosmetics by Jamie Kern Anti-Aging Celebration Foundation with Brush
Innovative Technology Cosmetics

This post is on a very Unique Foundation. I have been using it on and off for almost two months now and I am really enjoying it. I have been meaning to post on it and I was watching the "QVC 2013 Customer Choice Beauty Awards" last night and it Won "Best Foundation." That is a huge honor considering all of the wonderful foundations that are available on QVC and the fact the Award is based on Customer Picks! It has thousands of reviews alone on QVC.

Celebration Foundation in "Medium Beige"

Here is the Skinny on Celebration Foundation from It Cosmetics:

What is it: Rich in peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, and antiaging technology, Celebration Foundation is a full-coverage, antiaging foundation that gives you the power to achieve flawless, airbrushed complexion perfection! It delivers highly pigmented coverage that will never crease or crack and is designed not only to cover, but also to make skin appear younger. The antiaging technology gives you an airbrushed finish that looks and feels like silk. It absorbs oil and shine without settling into lines and wrinkles. The Heavenly Luxe Buffing Airbrush Foundation Brush is the most ultra-luxe, ultra-plush tool for perfect airbrushed application.
Who is it for: Anyone who wants the power to achieve her most beautiful skin ever! Anyone who wants the antiaging benefits of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, rose, aloe, niacin, and silk. Anyone who wants to instantly conceal imperfections, diffuse the look of lines and wrinkles on the face, blur away pores from view, and achieve a more radiant-looking, airbrushed complexion.
Why is it different: Using antiaging ingredients--including hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, antioxidants, grape seed oil, olive oil, hyaluronic acid, rose, aloe, niacin, silk, and vitamins A, C, and E--this foundation helps treat skin with antiaging benefits and give more youthful radiance while completely concealing imperfections and blurring away the look of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. The creamy, crease-proof powder foundation glides on easily and lasts. It's formulated without talc, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, and phthalates.
How do I use it: Using the brush or enclosed sponge, swirl circles in powder. Dust onto skin in circular motions for a naturally flawless, soft-focus finish. A small amount goes a long way.

I think this foundation is very unique and lovely. It feels very nice on the skin and lasts all day. Although it comes in a powder form, it does feel drying, it does not cake or settle into any lines. I love the fact that unlike a lot of powder formulas, it is Talc and Paraben Free.

This foundation is widely know to help people who are suffering from Rosacea, Hyperpigmentation or those who have acne scars. One of the best parts about it, is that it goes on so quickly. You can literally do you entire face in under a minute with the included brush. How great is that for days you wake up late or you just don't feel like fussing with makeup. You can even use it underneath your eyes to cover dark circles and why not with all the amazing anti-aging ingredient that it contains. I can see why this Foundation took three years to come out and that the founder  "Jamie Kern" worked with Plastic Surgeons to find the exact perfect formula before she released it.

"Medium Beige Swatched"
I have never swatched a Foundation that Covered my Freckles so well!
The Brush that come with it!
Contains over 80,000 Soft Hairs Alone!

Final Thoughts:

I think this foundation is lovely. Although, I do not suffer from what the foundation works best on, I love wearing it and knowing all the anti-aging ingredients that is used in it. I also wanted to share that the brush that comes with it is worth upwards of $40 dollars alone, and is made with over 80,000 hairs. It is so soft to the touch and works great. I hope this post helps anyone who is looking for a foundation that suffers from any of those condition or is just looking for a new foundation to use that is fast, fabulous, and full of anti-aging ingredient. Here is the link to the foundation and videos about it if you are interested$uslarge$


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Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Sunshine Award

What is The Sunshine Award? The Sunshine Award is "Given to those who inspire us and bring 'Sunshine' into our lives." 

There are a few simple rules for the Sunshine Award:
*Include Award Logo in or on your blog post.
*Link to the person who nominated you
*Answer 10 questions about yourself
*Nominate other bloggers to give this award to

Hello my Beautiful Readers:

I was given this award by the Amazing and Beautiful Ashley over at
She is not just into Beauty Blogging, but music, singing, poetry and so much more. Check her out!

The questions!

1. What made you start blogging and why?

I have been obsessed with makeup, fashion and skincare since I can can't even remember. It's not just about reviewing products to me but sharing what I have learned. I also love how it keeps my mind busy. When I blog, I am distracted and it takes my mind off daily stressors. So I get to write about what I love and de-stress for a bit.

2. When did you first wear makeup?

I was probably allowed to wear makeup around 12 or 13. I did secretly wear it before hand, I was quite the I was not allowed to wear nail polish until I was maybe 15.

3. What are your Fall go-to makeup colors?

Eyes: Lots of Bronzed Golden Tones, Taupes, Coppers, Cranberry, Plums.
Face: I really don't switch up my face besides Deeper Blush Tones and more Bronzer..;)
Lips: Deeper shades of lipstick/gloss.

4. Where is your favorite place to relax?

With my animals out in the country, where I am most at peace.

 5. Who's your favorite beauty guru?

Wayne Goss. There is just something about him (besides his extraordinary talent) that says to me "I will never sell out"!

6. Where is your dream vacation?

Me at a luxe spa resort for 10 days. Anywhere that is warm with an ocean breeze!!

7. If you were on a deserted island, what beauty items would you have?

Moisturizer, SPF, Chapstick, Facial Hydrating Mist Spray, 8 hour Cream.

8. What is the one thing you like about blogging the most?

Keeps my mind busy.

9. Favorite Fall treat?

Pumpkin Muffies from Panera.

10. What is your dream job? Why?

Economist with the Federal Reserve. Why, cause I am a geek in hiding. I could write up an equation to prove whether or not a product has been accurately reviewed depending on the type of product. The problem being there are so many different products and what truly is the correct measure of time needed to test each one for a fair review. Well you could probably write up an equation to solve that problem too, but lets not get that serious or nerdy here. Like my favorite Makeup Guru says "It's Just Makeup"....

Thank You again to Ashley at Ciao Bella for the Sunshine Award. I wish I could give it back to her because she is such a sweetheart!

I give this Award too.....

Klaudia @
Ina @

I also give it too everyone out there who has not done this Award yet, because you all Inspire Me to keep Blogging in the Sunshine!!


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My Questions are:

1. Who is your favorite Celebrity, that you think has the best all around makeup look?

2. Do you feel the desire to darken you hair in the F/W?

3. What is your favorite thing to do in the Fall that you can't do in the Summer?

4. Besides a Makeup Guru, name one person who inspires you in life?

5. What is your Favorite Fall Scent?

6. Do you prefer healed or flat boots?

7. If you could not beauty blog, what would you pick to blog about? (Can't be Fashion, Skincare, or Lifestyle)

8. Would you rather own a skincare or makeup line?

9. What beauty product/device would you pick for a Christmas present, if you could pick anything?

10. What makes you feel most beautiful?

Friday, October 11, 2013







Welcome again to another installment of Luxe Friday and this is a special one! Can we really get any more Luxe than a collaboration with Marchesa and Revlon. I want to express my excitement and pure joy when I was at CVS and saw these appliqués, the biggest smile came upon my face. I am the Biggest Fan of Marchesa and of Georgina Chapman. I think she is a woman to look up to in so many ways. If I met her, I would probably be speechless. I have met a few famous people in my life and I don't get "starstruck". When I look up to somebody and admire them, it's a whole different story. When her line "Pearl by Georgina Chapman of Marchesa" first came to JCPenny, I was so thrilled. I was the first one there when it launched trying on everything, taking pictures and of course buying many wonderful outfits. I am going to be wearing one of the Blazer/Shorts Combination Suits this weekend, so stay tuned for my First Fashion Blog including that outfit. Now on to the Nail Art.

Here is the Skinny on the Nail Art from Revlon:

This limited edition collection of intricate, textured nail appliques is inspired by couture house Marchesa’s signature designs.
Available in 8 red-carpet ready shades at Walgreens, CVS, and select retailers nationwide through Fall 2013.

1. Select the size that best fits nail.
2. Applique should not touch skin or cuticle. Press applique firmly over entire surface of nail.
3. Fold remaining applique over natural tip and remove excess material by filing in a sideways motion in one direction.

The Eight Shades:


    Marchesa’s elegant eveningwear, inspired by vintage silhouettes with a modern aesthetic was co-founded by Georgina Chapman and Kere Craig in 2004. The company’s namesake and muse is the noted eccentric European style icon, Marchesa Luisa Casati. With Casati’s vision of fashion meets art in mind, Chapman has paired her expertise in design and draping to craft collections with both distinctive and iconic style.
    British natives Chapman and Craig met at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Chapman, a 2001 graduate of the Wimbledon School of Art, began her career as a costume designer. Craig graduated from Brighton Art College in 2000 and subsequently focused on print and embroidery design.

    "When we were first approached by Revlon about a potential collaboration, Keren and I were really excited about the chance to partner with an iconic brand that believes, as we do, in making a woman feel beautiful while remaining true to herself. Through Revlon’s incredible global reach, we will be able to bring a little piece of Marchesa to women around the world," said Georgina Chapman, Marchesa Co-Founder and Designer.

    Here are the Three Nail Art Designs that I purchased:


    I only just recently purchased the nail art so I have only worn "Royal Burgundy" for about a day. So far they have stayed on perfectly and have not peeled or chipped at all. I have worn many nail art stickers that have pealed within hours so this is a good sign. I cannot wait to show them off this weekend. I also find the designs to be so beautiful that I almost do not want to wear the rest. I already know that I am going to have to go and buy more, because these designs are just way to beautiful to only wear once. This collaboration is very special to me and I want to experience it as much as I can.

    Easy to Apply Directions on Back.
    I had absolutely no problem following the easy to apply directions on the back of the box. It even comes with a mini nail file, buffer and cuticle stick. I did try out both and they worked great! Including these items, make these appliqués so travel friendly.

    Comes with 18 Appliques in Various Sizes to Fit Your Nails.
    Also Includes Mini File, Buffer, and Cuticle Stick.
    Perfect for Traveling.
    Oh My! My Exact Revlon by Marchesa Appliqués
    spotted in my InStyle Magazine's September Fall Fashion Issue.
    Soooo Marchesa!
    Final Thoughts:

    These Nail Art 3d Jewel Appliqués are so beautiful, but I would not expect anything less from Marchesa. How fabulous is it to say that you are wearing Marchesa on your nails. I honestly think these are the most beautiful nail art designs that I have ever seen. I really hope that they do a winter collection. I hope that you enjoyed this post and I hope that you dress up your nails with a little Marchesa soon.


    I wanted to let you know that the Appliques lasted me a full week. I wore them a full 7 days before I removed them. I could of probably even wore them a few more days. They were just beginning to slightly chip at the top edge, where I am the roughest with my nails. I am very impressed with how long they lasted and the quality from beginning to end. They were also very easy to remove, I grabbed an edge of the appliqué and pealed them off. That was it! I also wanted to mention the numerous compliments that I received on them, but I wasn't suprised. I can't wait to wear another design!


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