November 3, 2009

Tis the Season for Makeup Savings

If you are new to make up and looking to build your collections this is your season. The holiday season is a good time to stock up on gift sets, quads and glosses. Many companies are offering wonderful deals...MAC is coming out this a collectin on Nov 4 that features lip glosses, and pigments in a addition to that they have already relased brush sets and eyeshadow sets. Brands like Stilla, Urban Decay,Tarte,Bare Essentials, Smashbox,Cargo, and numerous of high end department store brands are offering gifts sets for you to try there products. As a consumer and a beauty fashionista this is your time to take advatanges of the products and savings. Whats on your wish list??? I know whats on mine.!

September 8, 2009

September 1, 2009

Make up trends 2009

I have always considered myself a trendsetter however I do glance at the latest trends from time to time. The trends for Fall 2009 is one of my favories. Purple seems to be one of the hottest colors for makeup..MAC repromoted their eyeshadow Violet trance, they have also added a purple quad called "The Gallery" and a deep purple pigment called "Push the edge". Urban Decay has two new beautiful purple hued shadows in Freakshow and Frigid. NARs has come out with a lip pallet by J. Mendel with two beautiful purple hues. What is a girl to do. Another hot color is Yellow in fact the 80's Neo colors are back...MAC has given us "Rated R" a bright yellow/green and NARS has come out with a new eyeshadow duo called "Indian Summer". If classic is more of what you want "Black" as always is hot this fall. Other trends are fall, autum colors, greens, browns and golds are an obvious favorite color choice for fall. As for Nails MAC,NARS and OPI all have new beautiful purple hues OPI in Domestic Goddess is a bright grape color. and Metro Chi is a matte grey color with a purple hue both beautiful.

August 30, 2009

Urban Decay 24/7 Liner

















Urban Decay 27/7 colored liners are one of the best creamest long lasting liners I have tried. The critic in me tried to find a flaw with the liners but I could not at a retail price of $17 dollars I think it is worth it. I would hightly recommend this product for the fall especially if you have watery eyes like myself..







Rating 1 low quality 5-excellent







Color Payoff - 5 stars



Waterproff - 5 stars



Application - 5 stars


Variety of Colors - 5 stars

August 28, 2009

Urban Decay Book of Shades Volume II







Urban Decay has introduced a new mini look with 16 shadows and 8 exclusive shades only available in this plalette, they are also offering two 24/7 eye pencils and one mini eyeshaddow primer potion all for $48.

The exclusive shadows are

AC/DC which is a deep eggplant shimmer

Nylon - which is a champagne sparkler

Mushroom - taupepy gunmetal

sphynx - pink sparkle shimmer

Jinx - bright blue shimmer

homegrown - bright green shimmer

misdemanor - deep teal sparkle

and Perversion - matt black



also good ole faithfuls are included in this pallet,

Sellout

Gunmetal,Ectacy

Midnight Cowboy Rides again

Twice Baked

Half Backed

Flipside

and YDK



My thoughts pallet is not for the faint at heart, if sparkle is not your thing this may not be for you, there is only one matte color which is the black. I love the smooth texture of urban decay and the colors are always bold, bright and well pigmented. If you love color and Bling this is the pallete for you. $48 dollars may seem pricey but for what you are getting it is so worth it with the pencils and the small primer it is a steal.

August 24, 2009

MAC - Make up Artist Collection

Hey Guys
If you have not picked up your stuff from MAC's new collection, what are you waiting on. The liners, glosses and blushes are pretty amazing. The pigments and glitters are off the chain. Go and check it out ASAP!!!

My Favorites in this collection to GRAB!!

Notable Blush - Must have -beautiful blush it is part of my top 5 MAC blushes!!!
Violet Trance eyeshadow - Must have
Push the Edge - a bold purple also a must have and could be used as a shadow and even a gloss for the fall!!!
Brash and Bold - this would make a fab gloss, shadow and blush for ya!
Haunting Eyeshadow - Repromote light blue...
Get two of your favorite lips they are all limited editions
My Favorites for Lips were

On Display Lip Glass
Personal Taste Lip Glass
Hold the Pose lipstick
Full Body Lipstick


I am not a glitter girl but the glitters in this collection could change my mind...the glitters are good for nail polish lipgloss - create your own dazzleglass with these hot colors...

The quads are ok, but if you have the cult of cherry spice quad you dont need the neutrals and the greens well if you love green they would be a good added addtion to your collection I feel the same way about the purples

June 26, 2009

June 11, 2009

June 10, 2009

Style Warrior HIP Duo have we been duped


Have we been duped. Well I will let you be the judge, this is a picture of the Hip Duo Flamboyant and Style Warrior Bright Future and Vibrant Grape. You be the Judge have we been Duped?
From Left to Right
Hip Flamboyant - Yellow
Bright Future - MAC - Style Warrior Collection
Hip Flamboyant - Purple
Vibrant Grape MAC - Style Warrior Collection


June 9, 2009

Mommie Tip - Exercise

I know how are it can be getting into the exercise groove especiall with kids...I always say some exercise is better than no exerise. Here are some ideas you can use if you have small and large children.

Walking - walking is good for all ages and encourage your children to ride their bikes while you walk or push your baby in his/her stroller while you walk

Jump rope - hula hoop with your kids..this is fun and easy and gives you time with your kids. Did you know that hula hooping is great for your waist line...incorporate weight lifting...If you have a young son he will love it!! Buy him a very light weight (a pound or less) watch him go.

Dancing is a great way to exercise, buy exercise videos that require dancing or just turn up the music and watch your kids go..so what if you are not a good dancer just keep it moving. Let your kids teach you the latest dances..how fun.

May 28, 2009

LIPS for Summer 2009

LIPS for the Summer - What will you be wearing? So many beautiful choices how can one decide?

1. Kissable Coutour $22 - Le Fleur Collecton - Hyacinth, Peony and Rose Garden
2. MAC Double Dazzleglass $18 - Goldyrocks (limited), Funtabulous, Date Night, Love Alert, Money honey, Like Venus, Rags to Riches, Baby Sparks, Steppin' Out, Sugarrimmed, Bare Neccesity, Get Rich Quick, Girl's Delight, Stop!Look!, Extra Amps, Smile, Utterly Posh, Moth to Flame
3. Smashbox untamed lip gloss $18 is fierce the colors are - Flesh and Raw
4. Urban Decay Pocket Lip Rocket $19 available in 8 yummy flavors, I mean men - Kirk, Julio, Timothy, Jessie, Doug, Eric, James and David
5. Bobbie Brown Sheer Lip Gloss $20 - Marina Pink, Cabana Coral, Sailor and Popsicle
6. Two Faced Lip Bronzer $17 - Pink Leopard, Snow Bunny and Sun Bunny
7. Chanel Glossimers $27 - Nebula, Meteore, Mica, Mirage, Venus
8. Nars - $24 Belize lipgloss
9. Laura Mercier Lip Colour Shimmer $22 - Boho Bronze, Coral, and Spiced
10. Elizabeth Arden High Shine Gloss $17 Rosegold(limited edition) Berrylicious, Maple, Pink Pout, Rosegold, and Tropicoral
11. Stila Mini Lip Glaze trio - $8 Brown Sugar, Apricot, Starfruit
12 Dior Addict Lip Polish $29.50 - Fresh Expert, Glow Expert, Radiance Expert
13 Givenchy Pop Gloss Crystal - $24 - Sun Coral, SunRose

May 27, 2009

FOTD - Sour Lemon





What I am wearing
Bright Sunshine - inner corner
Sour Lemon - Lid
Bottle Green - Crease
Blunt - upper crease
Trace Gold - highlight


May 26, 2009

FOTD - Grape


Colors used on Eyes - All MAC
Red Violet - Lid
Crease - Vibrant Grape
Crease - Indian Ink
Upper Crease - Blunt Blush
Highlight - Trace Gold Blush
Lips Lavender Whip
Gloss - Deep Purple by shu urma

Mommie Tip - Keep it Real

Dont give up on your dreams, passsions and things you believe in... Make time for things that you enjoy such as watching movies, reading, sports anything you enjoy doing. Have brunch with friends and just hang out. You had a life before you kids and you can have one now!! A happy is a state of mind and if you make time to relax happiness is not hard to find.

May 12, 2009

Working Mommie Monday - To Do List

Have you ever dreamed of doing things before you had kids? I know I have and once you have kids your dreams sometimes get put on the back burner; although not intentional we all get so busy with "life". In my 20's I created a list of things I wanted to do before I was 30 and I was able to scratch all of them off. Now that I am in my thrities my list consist of things I want to do before I am the big 4-0. I have always been a dreamer and for the moms out there its ok to dream. Having kids is not an excuse not to dream, it is a reason to dream. Achieving your dreams may be difficult but not impossible. Dont give up on your dreams!

May 5, 2009

Working Mommie Monday

Hey my working Moms, so much to do so little time to do it!!! This article is about our kids, there is a misconceptiont that we working moms dont connect with our kids, and I simply dont believe that is true. I know its hard keeping it all together, working, cooking, cleaning, sports and making all the birthday parties. Its a tough job. So I am giving each of you a "NO" pass, its ok to miss one practice, its ok not to go to all the parties, and its ok not to volunteer even if you feel pressured. "NO" is not up for negotiation "NO" really means no not maybe, not I will think about it, but NO!. With that being said we really need to cherish the time we have with the kids, here are a few simple things we can do to connect with our kids.

1. No cell phones or radio in the car with the kids, use this time to talk.
2. Eat dinner together at the table no TV just talk to the kids about their day.
3. Commit to reading a bed time story once a week, more if you can.
4. Hugs, Kisses, and I Love You... my aunt who lost her child when she was 9 told me you can never hug your baby too much.
5. Go to the park often..and take your camera
6. Movie Night my family use to have movie night on thursday but we moved it to friday.. includes popcorn. milk duds soda we even have special movie night popcorn bowls.
7. Dance or Workout with your kids, you need it and they need it to.
8. Sing together, if you child is too young for the car conversastion sing songs they know
9. Let your child help you cook...they love to be little helpers, let them get the spoons, or let them stir you can even let them help you melt butter in the microwave
10 Do a picnic once a quarter.
11. Take them to your job

EYELINER BASICS 101

Hey Bellas,
One frequently asked question most beginners have is how to apply eyeliner, and running a close second is how to make my eyeliner last longer. Lets start at the begining. Eyeliners are used to define the eye, by using them in various ways and eyeliner can make your eyes appear larger or smaller. Eyeliner can be used alone with any other eye makeup, and some forms can be used as an eyeshadow base/primer. Eyeliners have endless possiblities. The price range for eyeliners start at .99 cents and can go up $30 or more.

TYPES OF EYELINER
Gel - This liner is soft and will need to be applied with a brush
Pencil - Pencil eyeliners are changing - they come in several forms, pencil, creamy textures, khol, and retractable form
Liquid - This liner is smooth and will need to be applied with a brush
Felt tip - This is a form of a pencil liner; like its name it is more like a felt tip pen.
Glitter Liners - come in the form of a liquid or gel, these liner add spice to your look.

First let me say there are no rules in makeup, you can use liners in any shape form or fashion you choose. Here are a few tips and tricks I have learned along the way.

Gel liners are great for lining the upper lash line, with its smooth texture it does not require you to tug or pull at your eye, it has a very smooth texture. Please note that this liner requires a brush and that is the tricky part, finding a brush that you feel comfortable with, we will get to that in a sec. I also use gel liners as a base/primer on my eyelid for eyeshadows.

Pencil Liners - Old faithful, they are cheap and come in a variety of colors and textures. Great for travel, quick touch ups and quick looks.

Liquid Liners - Liquid liners are smooth and silky. They are not the easiest to work with and depending on the one you choose can smudge.

Felt tip - Depending on the brand - the texture and finish vary. I think these were created because they are easy to use.

A eyeliner brush is a big deal, there are 100's of brushes out there and I dont endorse any, find one that is easy for "YOU" to use. Many counters will try and sale you theirs and the makeup artist will put it on with ease, but you need to try it for yourself before you make a purchase.

Things to look for when you are buying an eyeliner brush

is it stiff enough, for apparent reasons you dont want it too hard but will it be able to hold your proudct.
How comfortable are you with it
- a cost effective alternative is the sonya kashuk brush from Target it cost about $6 and it looks strange with its angle tip but many people including myself find it easy to use.
-MAC makes several angle brushes that are great and can be easy to use, go to the counter and try them.
-Laura Mercier eyeliner brush was a top pick
-I bought a lip liner brush and used it for my eyeliner brush it -- it worked for me
-The eco tools set comes with an angle brush.

How to apply
-use dashes and take your time
-apply a little at a time until you get the hang of it
-apply or"set" liner with an eyeshadow. By this I mean to prevent your liner from smudging apply shadow on top and it will set it.
-a khol liner is created to smudge and create smoky looks, if you are looking for precision this is not the liner.
-Keep pencils sharp this helps keep your lines smooth and helps keeps the product from breaking when trying to apply.
-Keep lids and tops. By keeping the lids and tops on eyeliners it helps keep down the introduciton of bacteria as well as keeps them from drying out.

Hope this helps

April 16, 2009

Popular MAC eyeshadow colors

Being a Youtuber and a Beauty Blogger I have been asked what are my favorite MAC shadows and that changes all the time. For those of you just starting out and buying shadows there are so many to choose and what may look good on my NW50 skin may not look so great on a NC20. So I have comprised a list of the most popular shadows, shadows that I hear over and over at the MAC counters, youtube and beauty blogs...here are the top 10. There are Many Many Many beautiful colors that MAC offers but the ones listed below are staples for most women. I am not saying go out and buy these, but chances are you eventually will if you are a MAC head. These are in no particular order. I personally dont have all the colors listed below. All are permant colors.

1. Carbon
2. Rice Paper
3. Humid
4. Woodwinked
5. Black Tied
6. Embarked
7. Satin Taupe
8. Sumptious Olive
9. Shroom
10. Coppering
11 Amberlights
12 Wedge
13. Bronze
14. Cork
15. Expensive Pink
16. Swiss Chocolate
17. Soft Brown
18. Rule
19. Gesso
20. Print

100 Questions - My Answers are in bold

1. Started your own blog -- You're reading it now
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill.
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job - in college
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London.
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cellphone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

April 6, 2009

Working Mommie Monday

So much to do so little time. I use to do all my heavy cleaning on Saturday...well not anymore! I do my heavy cleaning on Mondays and Friday, you may ask why because those are slow days for me. We eat left overs and I clean after work , no I dont sit down and I get the mopping and cleaning done while the kids do homework. Why not Saturday well Saturday is booked with Parties and Kid Stuff. And Sunday I wash only and relax. I try to get everything done by 9:00 so I can be in Bed myself by 10:30. A good nights rest is crucial for the working mom.

April 2, 2009

Spring 2009 WALK THIS WAY

These Shoes are hot!!






March 31, 2009

NU GRO

Nu Gro hair products. Well there is a product that has been introduced to us by the Lovely Ateya on Youtube called Nu Gro. I have been trying hair grow products for years, and I have a form of Alopecia, I know a thing or two about hair products. Well I had to try this product for myself. When I received my products and noticed that the packaging was a print out but this is an up and coming company so that was a minor detail. The ingredients could not be more natural there was nothing on the packaging I was not familar with or could not pronouce which is a good thing. The product says that it produces results in a little as 2 weeks. I have only had the product for one week and I have only used the oil, Tonight I will be using the shampoo. I will keep you guys posted and after 6 weeks I will do a product and I may do a video for youtube but for now I want to see if it produces results in six weeks.

Price - 5 Stars - Inexpensive - the cheapest hair grow products I have seen on the market
Packaging - 2 Starts - Packaging
Mailing - 4 Stars It came in a timely fashion - I heard that were flooded with orders but it looks like they are keeping up.
Customer Service - The customer service was beyond excellent. The sales agent called me backed and was willing to talk in detail about the products. Initally there was a problem with my order and I emailed them and they were very friendly


I will be back in a few weeks to give a in detail review on the product effectiveness.

March 25, 2009

NARS 2009 Spring Collections


If you have not checked out NARS 2009 Spring Collection do it now!!http://www.narscosmetics.com/collection_home.aspx

Can you say HOT!! This collection is on FIRE I have got to have it!


Here’s what’s included in this collection:
Blush duo in Hungry Heart: iridescent gold ivory and pink sand with golden sheen.
Concealer duo in: Vanilla/Honey for fair complexions, Custard/Ginger for light to medium complexions and Praline/Toffee for medium to dark complexions.
Single eyeshadows in: Grenadines (matte garnet), Baby Girl (cotton candy with golden undertones and gold particles) and Night Sun (bright marigold with gold particles).
Duo eyeshadows in Egea (frosted sage and smoky lilac) and Hula Hula (strawberry with gold particles and hazelnut with gold glitter).
Multiple duo in Orgasm/South Beach (peachy pink and apricot with shimmer).
Multiple Bronzer in Cap Vert (for medium to dark complexions with red undertones).
Lipgloss in Sweet Revenge (sheer pink grapefruit).
Lipstick in Shrinagar (metallic raspberry).
Have you seen the new NARS Spring 2009 collection? What’s catching your eye?
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I think I am in love…

Spring 2009 Whats Hot this Spring

Well I unless you have been hiding under a rock there is not doubt in my mind that one of the hot colors this spring is HOT PINK, FUSHIA or whatever you want to call this vibrant pink. Have you seen the cover of ESSENSE!! This pink color is showing up everywhere! MAC has introduced two pink lipsticks with the Hello Kitty Line - "Big Bow" and in the Sugarsweet Line "Sweet Thing" and MAC also gives us a new pink eyeshadow"Dear Cupcake", and the beautiful mint green "Aquavert. Pastels Pastels Pastels just sing spring to me. Did you see the April cover of "O" Michelle with the Orange and Yellow and Oprah in a gorgeous Purple. I love the spring. Glitter is also a must have this spring, if you buy nothing else this spring get some glittery gloss to put over you Favorite lipstick/stain this will brighten up any look. Last but not least nail polish the colors I see are pastel green, pink, and purple are all a must. If you are MAC head here are the must have polishes "Peppermint Patty" (mint green Sugar Sweet) Varicose Violet(lavender Dame Edna) and "Somthing about Pink(Hello Kitty). Pink, Purple and Greens ..oh and by the way did you pick up Lavendar Whip or Fashion Muse great lavenders for the spring. Bye Bellas

March 12, 2009

Eco Tools Review

CAN A GIRL HAVE TOO MUCH MAKEUP?

NO NO NO!!! I thought that if I could fill 1 MAC pallet I would be satisfied well I am working on Pallet #3 and its looking like there is a clear visablity for a #6 I have to begin to separate by color (wheew) and I am running out of space. You would think with our growing collections that we eventually stop and be satisfied. Can you have too many purples, blues, and neutrals?? Well we will see, I am thinking when will I be able to resist. My cure, dont go to the store!! The More FOTD, and EOTD I see the more I get hooked and need more make-up.. I dont wear a lot of make up at one time, but I guess I love to have options.

March 10, 2009

My FAV makeup site

Hey Ladies
You know I love a bargin. I have been frequenting a new site that sells MAC, Smashbox, Urban Decay and Stilla just to name a few brands. Well the site is called http://www.allcosmeticswholesale.com and I Love it! The products are real and the shipping is great. If you see it buy it because it may be gone if you wait around. I heard about this site from my youtube friend Chellz she has even done a video about the products. I have a few things I am waiting to see. So far I have seen Fafi Quads, Cult of Cherry Spice Quad and some of the old discontined items from MAC. Each items has a description of the product most everything is new in the box...but please read to make sure. Happy Shopping.

March 9, 2009

Makeup Emergency Bag

Have you ever been out and about and get a phone call to do something or go somewhere and you look a mess!!! This is when you pull out your makeup emergency bag! At least that is what I call it, I think everyone should have one. In this one littel bag you can put together a look quickly. I keep it in my car because the bag is too big for my purse. Everyones Needs are different but this is what I have in my bag

mascara
nude lipgloss
fingernail polish remover wipes
make up remover wipes
powder/blot powder
MAC (Saddle Sketch)- my to favs for a neutral eye
Blush
Black Pencil Eyeliner
Hair Pins
Lotion - Coco butter - works as a lotion and a face moisturizer
Breath Mints
Favorite Bath and Body work scented lotion or trail size perfume
Trail size deodarant
Baby Wipes

With all of this you can conquer anything that comes your way!!

February 23, 2009



Revlon Illuminance Creame Shadow




Revlon introduced the Illuminance Creame Shadow and they advertise "Experience luminous, enchanting eyes with our highly blendable Illuminance® Crème Shadow. Create artistic eye looks by layering multiple shades. Long-wearing and crease resistant. Available in 12 shades." I purchased 4 of them since they are long wearing and crease resistant and I was highly dissapointed in a matter of an hour they began to crease. And with the low color payoff some of the colors looked ashy on me but I am a NW47 or 50. Because I have oily lids I decided to prime my eye first to see if the creasing could be held at bay. This may be a product I give away because I cannot use it.

ECO Tools Mineralized Brush Set


For those of you that are not familiar with ECO tools they are affordable high-quality brushes that come inside a natural cotton & hemp case, cruelty free hair and Natural & recycled materials. Eco tools has introduced a new mineralized brush set that is great for mineral foundation the set includeds a small kabuki brush, eyeshadow brush, conceler brush, face powder brush and a travel case. The brushes are amazingly soft and the only drawback is that they are so small. It is well worth the money for travel brushes. It is a must have for all the mineralized makeup users.

Hello Kitty Disappointment

Hey Guys I went to get my Hello Kitty Makeup done this weekend and I was so disappointed! The colors were transparent and for someone that is a NW50 the bright colors did not seem very pigmented. I am excited about the creamsheen line, so exicited I want all the glosses and lipsticks, I purchased lavender whip and I am in LOVE. I love the foundations as well. I had it done for my makeover and I am praying it becomes permant!

February 9, 2009

Hello Kitty Hello Kitty

I remember being a young girl and totally in love with hello kitty, I had a kitty jewlry box that I kept for years.... much older and still adoring my childhood kitty. Well On Feb 21 I will be attending a launch for MAC Hello Kitty Line. The coolest part about it is that I will be sitting with a makeup artist and getting my face done with the new stuff, yeah more reason to buy!! The MUA there informed me that they would be doing two launches, first the Mild Kitty and then the Wild Kitty....So exciting!! So much fun. I will post pics and my makeup haul!!!

January 26, 2009

Hey Beauties
This is post is about taking care of yourself, looking out for number one, which is something I have not been doing lately and it shows.

Last week I had the privlage of going to the presidential inaguration in DC. Well as a short cut and to avoid taking too much I decided to do just carry on. First mistake, I only took facial wipes and the other liquids included make up and personal hygine with that being said I did not take much...Well after 3 days of using facial wipes I started breaking out!!! On top of that I got these terrible fever blisters - which can be brought on by stress...I went from 70 degrees in Texas to 20's in DC which really does effect your skin and health. Oh and did I mention I did not sleep at all on Sunday, Went to New York all day on Monday and did not Sleep Monday night. So here I am nursing myself back into shape and eating right (fruits and veggies) and my body is slowing getting back into my grove. This trip taught me a number of lessons about me.

1. Alway take care of your skin - no exceptions
2. Life is too short - enjoy every second
3. Laugh and Cry Hard.
4. Dont be Cheap - You will pay for it!

about the inaugration - it was a wonderful opportunity!! Yes I did have a silver ticket, No I did not see OBAMA and Yes I would do it again. The atomospher was refreshing I saw so many people from different walks of life. At first I must admit I did not hop on the Obama train with everyone else, I took mine time and gave each canidate a fair chance. Mr. President has a BIG job ahead of him and I wish him the best, I pray for his safety as well as his family.... My new years resolution was to try and do something different and experincing history was amazing! I could feel the tear trickle down my face when my train entered DC I could not believe I was there and was one of the millions of people....Looking out at the reflective pool all I could think about was the MLK "I Have a Dream Speech" they always show the shot of the people around the reflective pool, and one can only image what was going through the heads of the people there. The only thing I did not like was the way they treated Bush...I know he does not get the popular vote, and I myself am not a Bush fan, but I wish more respect could have been shown toward him..He was the president. Regardless of how I or anyone felt about his term, out of respect let him leave peacefully. I think people quickly forget how hard the job of the president is, I can only - decisions that affect people LIVES; what mass of responsibilty that is...the late night phone calls, the emegencies, and making decisions that are picked apart and criticized, no I am not BUSH's number one fan, but I respect the position, and I feel we all should. Anyhoo take care beauties!!

January 15, 2009

Beauty Acronyms

There are so many blogs, youtube, myspace, facebook and others that are talking about makeup but sometime you can get confused if you dont understand the acroynms. I have listed a few I found on Brown Beauty Bloggers as well as some I already knew. I hope these help you!1

MUA - Makeup Artist
EOTD - Eyes of the Day
FOTD - Face of the Day
EOTN - Eyes of the Night
FOTN - Face of the Night
UDPP - Urban Decay Primer Potion - eyeshadow primer
PPP - Pale Porcelain Princess
LLL - Light Lovely Lady
FFF - Foxy Fair Female
MMM - Medium Marvelous Mademoiselle
GGG - Golden Glam Girl
DDD - Dark Darling Diva
GWP - Gift with Purchase
SPF - Sunscreen Protection Factor
DHA - Dihydroxyacetone
ANR - Advanced Night Repair
GHD - Good Hair Day
AHA - Alpha Hydroxy Acid
EDP - Eau de Parfum
IPL - Intense Pulse Light
B&S-Body & Soul
BB-Bobbi Brown
BB-Bonnie Bell
BB-Beauty Buzz!
BBW-Bath & Body Works
BE-Bare Escentuals
BWC-Beauty Without Cruelty
C&C-Clean & Clear
CD-Christian Dior
CdlM-Creme de la Mer
CG-Cover Girl
DDF- Doctor's Dermatologic Formula
DK- Donna Karan
HC-Hard Candy
J&J-Johnson & Johnson
KM-Kiss Me
KMF-Kiss My Face
LBD-La Bella Donna
LM-Laura Mercier
LSC-Luminous Skin Color (from Becca)
LSF-Luminous Silk Foundation (from Armani)
MAC-Makeup Art Cosmetics
MF-Max Factor
MK-Mary Kay
MMU- Make Me Up Cosmetics
MUFE- Make Up Forever
NM-Neiman Marcus
OoO- Oil of Olay
Px-Prescriptives
QH-Queen Helene
TBS-The Body Shop
TM-Trish McEvoy
WnW-Wet & Wild
YSL-Yves St. Laurent

January 12, 2009

Saving For MAC - Crazy or Smart

With the economy it is hard to imagine spending the big bucks on new MAC product lines such as Dame Edna,Brunette, Blond and RedHead, Hello Kitty and Hello Kitty Koutore. Trying to find drugstore brands that compete may not appeal to some but present a fabulous challenge to others. Let step back and put things in perspective. I know the hello kitty line is coming and I seen a few things I would love to have however my budget says NO...so what I have began to do is to save, yes I said the "S" word SAVE. I buy most of my MAC products at a MAC counter near me so I buy a $30 gift card everytime I get paid and by the time the line gets here in Feb I would have saved a total of $150 and that is my budget. I will not allow myself to buy more. This is the only way I can afford to do this. So since deprivation is not an option for me, I decided to cut back in other places such as taking my lunch, and finding creative things to do at home with the kids and my husband. Yes some may say I am crazy, but it something that I enjoy and what woman does not want to look beautiful..

January 6, 2009

NEW HIP COLOR PRESSO

Three lip glosses in one tube. How Fabulous!! L'Oreal is offering 10 new pressos - Swanky, Trendy, Chic, Fashionista, Snazzy, Classy, Spunky, Ritzy, Stylish and Posh and the price well $11 to $13 dollars which is pricy for drugstore, but you are getting 3 glosses in one. This is a lipgloss girls dream. Along with the pressos L'Oreal is introducing a new eye khol liner in a cute little container the colors are Black, Brown, Navy, Burgundy. Gold and Teal --fun fun fun. What more could a girl ask for. The eye khol is priced between $11 and $13 and is getting mixed reviews. You can pick one or both of these items up at your local drug store or Walmart.