Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Happy Halloween-Check Out My Boo-tiful Nails of the Moment: China Glaze Ick-a-Body

It's that time of year when the zombies that surround you all the time get to fit into the folds of real life with no excuse, yes it is HALLOWEEN!  I for one mark Halloween as the starting point of major sweet tooth pickings.  Oh the pumpkin cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes which are a prequel to all the yummy winter foods! I can hear my stomach growl just by anticipating all the sweetness to come.  Well, before I dip into my months of gluttony, I thought I would show you my Halloween nails.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Contouring the Asian Monolid with Smashbox Contour Palette

Yesterday's post I showed how the Smashbox Contour Palette can be used for shaping the eyes and creating a natural and minimalistic look.  Today I show another variation on my eyes which is more for the Asian monolid.

Monday, October 29, 2012

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For the Eyeshadow Minimalist-Smashbox Contour Palette

For some of you, I know that eyeshadow isn't your forté and having a set of shadows that will basically just add shape to the eye is what you may want.  Yet, picking out the colors individually can sometimes take a bit of analyzing and that can take major brain cells and time.  Why exert brain cells on that when you can be spending that time just picking out bottles of pretty nail polish?  Am I right? Well, fear not because Smashbox Contour Palette is the simple eyeshadow makeup kit.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report


Rachel has some fun at Barney's and makes a new discovery at Rachel's Makeup and Skincare.

Lola of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog had the excellent opportunity to interview Allure Magazine's Assistant Editor, Sophia Panych!

Olivia of The Unknown Beauty Blog is revisiting a vintage post on OCC Lip Tars!

Lindsay show's whether October's Birchbox was a trick, or a treat, at The Beauty Think Tank.

If you would like to be featured in a future Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report, please contact Lindsay at beautythinktank(at)gmail(dot)com!


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Friday, October 26, 2012

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Vintage Post - My Unusually Shaped Brushes

Sometimes, I get my hands on these brushes that look like a gimmick.  I often wonder at first, did I waste my money by being intrigued by the shape of the brush?  Or maybe, they do truly work.  Here are some brushes that are unusually shaped.  See what you think.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Ricky's NYC Free Shipping

Just an FYI that Ricky's NYC has free shipping for orders $25 and beyond until Halloween with coupon code FREEOCT.  Remember, the site carries various brands including NYX to Embrolysse.  Take advantage now!




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Vintage Post - Vincent Longo Duo Eye Pencils

Vincent Longo Cosmetics has been around for a long time and I have to say his stuff is underrated (like this blog. LOL) Jokes aside, his stuff has been hard to find but now you can buy his stuff at Nordstrom and HSN.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Vintage Post - Julie Hewett Noir, Icon of Beauty, and Sheer Lipsticks

With the holidays fast approaching, a good red lipstick is one item that will complete any makeup look.  Finding the perfect red can be hard, but fear not because Julie Hewett has one of the best array of pigment-rich reds ever made.  Truly saturated and true to color, no wonder makeup artists use her lipsticks in film and for red carpet events.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Check Out These Cool Beauty Apps by Modiface-MakeUp and Virtual Nail Salon

You know how it is, you are waiting in a waiting room or you are just bored but not in the mood to play games on your Ipad or Iphone.  You like beauty but you aren't in the mood to apply, wash, then reapply.  Well, now there is a better and easier way and a more realistic way too.  Check out these cool apps by Modiface on Itunes.

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Vintage Post - Hakansson The Color Palettes

Hakansson Palettes has been one of my favorite cosmetic items to this day and were some of the first products I wrote about on this blog.  Portable, sleek, and easy to use; these palettes are just handy to have in one's makeup collection.

Monday, October 22, 2012

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Don't Hibernate Your Complexion-Keep It Fresh with Avène and Glytone

As much as I am not a fan of the summer heat, the one thing I can count on is my skin won't feel dry and dehydrated.  Summer turns into fall and winter and I love the crisp air but my skin has the worst time adjusting to the weather.  I get dry patches, my skin feels tight, the makeup looks lackluster.  My skin needs extra care and if yours does too, you might want to check out Avène and Glytone.

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Vintage Post - OCC Lip Tars

This week the blog will be revisiting vintage posts.  Can I call them vintage posts?   Some of you may not know this but this blog is going onto its fourth year!  The older posts may have been missed and I hate for you to miss them.  Also, I am so busy that my brain is preoccupied and not allowing any blog writing at the moment.  I apologize but please enjoy these blasts into the past!  First up, Obsessive Compulsive (OCC) Lip Tars.

Friday, October 19, 2012

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Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report!



Check out some Crimson, Oxblood, Wine Lips at Rola's Fountain of Youth

Lola's got a lot of empties this month! See what she used up in October at Lola's Secret Beauty Blog.

Olivia from The Unknown Beauty Blog has a special guest post this week, featuring the LORAC Eye Candy Full Face Collection

Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare tries One Love Organics and is definitely in Love.

Lindsay at The Beauty Think Tank has some fun swatches of the NARS Andy Warhol Collection and of some lesser swatched MUFE Aqua Liners.

If you would like to be featured on a future Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report, please e-mail Lindsay at beautythinktank(at)gmail(dot)com!


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The Hollywood Facelift

Ever wonder why celebrities and such look way different in person than they do on screen?  Of course, a lot of it has to do with makeup, but makeup alone isn't going to make you look younger.  It isn't going to give you that lifted eye look or give you a strong jawline.  Sure, there is plastic surgery and non-surgical methods. But, what if it were for a character that ages through a story?  Here is a video by Joe Blasco to check out.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mascara World on HauteLook Tomorrow!


Are you wanting beautiful lashes? Do you have an addiction to mascara?  Do you want to try practically every brand out there? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then check out this beauty bag of maddening mix of mascaras!

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Goldwell® dualsenses® Green - True Color Shampoo & Conditioner

In my previous post I introduced the Goldwell® dualsenses® Green products.  Haircare products that are derived from up to 98% natural ingredients.  Free from animal testing, sulfates, artificial dyes, silicones, mineral oils and parabens; this haircare line caters to today's consumers but does it work on the extracurricular activity hair goes through today?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Nails of the Moment-My Frankened Polish called "?"

When I saw this bottle of polish hidden away in the dark corner of my nail polish drawer,  I figured it was one I just didn't like.  I pulled it out to dump into a jar and to use the empty bottle for some other frankened polish but then realized it to be an already frankened one.  I don't remember when I ever created this one!  I must have been on some magical mushroom trip or I just inhaled too much nail polish chemicals during this process and the entire memory just vanished.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Goldwell® dualsenses® Green

Goldwell is a line that is highly praised by professionals for its haircare and haircoloring products.  Recently, due to demand from the professional and consumers, it has created a line that is natural and sustainable without compromising its performance.  This line is called dualsenses® Green.

Monday, October 15, 2012

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LORAC Eye Candy Full Face Collection

Today's post is brought to you by a guest who is one of my cult followers @brelki.  She has recently acquired the LORAC Eye Candy Full Face Collection and what a collection it is!  As Forrest Gump would say, "If makeup were a box of chocolates, it can only be made by LORAC Cosmetics."  Okay, I would really say that.  Anyway, I know you are waiting to see the goods in this collection, so take it away Brelki.  (Applause!)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report!



Lola from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog shares the secret for a perfect pink pout brought you by Rouge D'Armani Beige 103.

Olivia from the Unknown Beauty Blog raves about Addixt'n Ravishing Gel Liners because they are F*cking Gorgeous!

Lindsay at The Beauty Think Tank reveals all of the lovely products and tools she uses to create her Daily Face!

If you would like to be featured in a future Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report, please e-mail Lindsay at thebeautythinktank(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Addixt'n Ravishing Gel Liners are F*cking Gorgeous!

Excuse my French but I do really mean it when I say Addixt'n Cosmetics has gorgeous gel eyeliners!  If my sneak peek post didn't incite you to order, then maybe this post will.  You know how some gel eyeliners are the darkened or blackened base version of a color.  That is all and fine but sometimes you really want a vibrant jewel-toned color for an eyeliner.  You want it long-lasting and one that will keep its color for hours.  Well, like I said if my last post didn't make you push the button, I hope this one will.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Help Fight Breast Cancer with Look Good Feel Better

Makeup can be fun and help make us feel better about ourselves.  We often take this for granted. And in a world where beauty is defined by how we look on the outside, we often forget that sometimes that definition is lost or redefined especially when it comes to cancer.

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Sneak Peek-Addxt'n Cosmetics Ravishing Gel Liners

I couldn't pass up a good sale on a great product, Addixt'n Ravishing Gel liners which I reviewed here in this post.  If you haven't tried any of the products from this line, now is a good time to try.  As I mentioned before, there is a sale still going on.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Nails of the Moment Ulta Blue Streak

With my nails finally in somewhat good shape, I went looking for a sky blue color at ULTA.  Not really finding the color I had envisioned, I just decided to get a basic color blue polish.  It can't hurt to have one, right? I mean, there are never enough bottle of blue nail polish.  Until I find the sky blue color I have in my head, I will just play with this color which really turned out to be a deep sky blue.

Monday, October 8, 2012

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A Look for Asian Monolids with Anastasia Want You to Want Me

In the last post, I did a bunch of EOTD (eye of the day) looks from the Anastasia Want You to Want Me ($34USD) palette.  In this post I show a particular one on an eye and face chart for Asian monolids.  Now, if you don't know what a monolid is, it is the style or the shape of the Asian eye with no crease.  Actually, there is a crease located just above the lashline making the entire lid fold over and making the lashline hidden.  Like I always say, you see it hidden but everyone else sees you blink so an eyeliner is really important. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

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Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report



Lola from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog shares how Youngblood Cosmetics is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness by donating proceeds from the sale of three unique and pink blushes!

Olivia from The Unknown Beauty Blog says Feel Like Rockin' & Rollin'? Get Anastasia Want You to Want Me Eye Clutch.

Lindsay from The Beauty Think Tank reviews why she is not impressed with Skyn Iceland's Glacial Face Wash with Biospheric Complex.

If you would like to be featured in a future Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report, please e-mail Lindsay at beautythinktank (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Beauty Box 5 Giveaway on Pinterest

pic courtesy of Travalo
Just a heads up if you are on PinterestBeauty Box 5 which I reviewed here is doing a pin-it-to-win-it giveaway of 25 Travolo's.  Just follow the rules pinned here and cross your fingers! 

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A Candle of Hope, Love, and Honor - Evelyn Candle

Light up the way with hope, love, and honor with a candle by the creative forces behind Nordstrom and glassybaby.  These two have joined to create a vibrantly beautiful pink glass votive in honor of Evelyn Lauder.  An incredible woman who had committed herself to breast cancer research and prevention.

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EOTDs with Anastasia Want You to Want Me

I admit that I had fun with Anastasia Want You to Want Me kit.  Not only did I love the names but I loved the looks.  None of the looks were outrageous but very wearable.  For the upcoming holiday parties, these looks could make anyone look gorgeous.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Feel like Rockin' & Rollin'? Get Anastasia Want You to Want Me Eye Clutch

Want an eyeshadow kit that can take you from day to night? Pop star glam to Rocker Chic? Or maybe you just want a simplified kit.  Well, look no further and check out this great clutch by Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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Nails of the Moment Brought to You by Essie

Yes, I spend my time on Twitter than any other board.  Woops! Scratch that, I think I spend a lot of time on Pinterest but I have no Klout on there.  Anyhow, thanks to wasting my time and tweeting like the sparrows in my backyard, I have been able to qualify myself to receive these two nail polishes by Essie.

Monday, October 1, 2012

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Anastasia Kisses on My List Vol. 2 Lipgloss Set

I love it when music and make up come together.  Remember those innocent teenage days when you just applied all your favorite products, copying all the looks from different magazines while listening to songs from all the great bands like Hall & Oates?  Yeah, I let out a sigh when I think about those days.  But never fear, you can remember and cherish those days with the help of Anastasia Beverly Hills.