Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Orbiting the Orbital Ridge

I covered the orbital ridge many times in my various tutorials on Into the Palette but for some of you who missed it, I will cover it again.  If you look in this post here, I mention various brushes that can aid in shading the orbital ridge.  Now, you may be wondering what the hell is the orbital ridge and why is it important.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Some More Twaddle

Okay, so the Oscars are over and for that matter the Hollywood awards month.  I admit my blog is low on those posts and it is mainly because I am on the B-List of blogging.  But, once in a blue moon, I will get some press releases.  I thought about posting and I couldn't because I didn't watch any of the awards shows.  I AM SO SORRY!

Monday, February 25, 2013

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A Quick Look at the February Starbox

This was my third month with Starlooks monthly Starbox and I have to admit it would have been my make or break box.  If this box didn't capture at least more of my attention than last month's which you can read here, I would cancel.  What do you think I did?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Now Time for Some Twaddle

The state of this blog at the moment is slow.  Of course, it has never been that quick, but it will be slowing down because I am doing other stuff. I have some more stuff to review, yet for the life of me my brain refuses to go that route.  I might as well not fight my mind and just go with the flow.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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How to Lipstick

With HD television and photography and film getting sharper, distinguishing colors are becoming more clear. It is now more important to create and make any part of the face appear three dimensional. But,without having it look too obvious. Unless your goal is some editorial fashion look, the colors used should enhance. This will allow the face to stand out more naturally and will look good in real life and in photos. I showed in this post how eye shading can create the illusion of depth. After all, making the eyes as pretty as possible is important since they are windows to the soul. And your lips are as important because they speak the words of the soul. Therefore, they need to as much attention as the eyes. You can make your lips look scrumptious without pouting or imitating a groper fish. You just need to have some basic products on hand.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Rachel Zoe Fall 2013 - Hairstyles by Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris

Rachel Zoe has that California coolness with that East Coast sophistication and Odile Gilbert came up with the the perfect ponytail for the fashions.  Here is what you need to copy the look with the help of Kérastase Paris products.

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Hairstyles for Marchesa Fall 2013 by Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris

The look for Marchesa Fall 2013 is the soft chignon which really complements the gorgeous embroidered flowing designs of the fashion.  I love the look of the clothes!  If you can't afford the clothing, you can always copy the look of the hair Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris created for Marchesa.

Friday, February 15, 2013

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Up and Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report


Lola of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog showcases how she stores her lip products in a special by request post.

Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare tries out La Licious Bath and Body Collection in their new Valentine's Day Scent and finds she is in love!

Olivia of The Unknown Beauty Blog has a fabulous giveaway featuring Luscious Argan Oil products from Eden Allure!

Rola's Fountain of Youth is now on Instagram, go see what she has been loving and doing lately!

Lindsay of The Beauty Think Tank shows off an oldie but a goodie in MAC Illegal Purple nailpolish, perfect vampy tips for Valentine's Day!

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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Kate Moss for Kérastase's Couture Styling Collection

Kate Moss is not only a beauty icon in the cosmetic area, she is now a hair icon for Kérastase Paris for their new collection of "Couture Styling".  These products are professional tools created for effortless hair finish, similar to the craft of haute couture.

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The Row Fall 2013 Hairstyles by Odile Gilbert for Kérastase

The hairstyles for The Row Fall 2013 Collection are what I try to achieve in my real life.  The relaxed, natural, yet polished hair is my goal but I hardly achieve it because I am not talented like Odile Gilbert and I don't have the right products by Kérastase, but maybe with this guide I will be able to and so will you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Thakoon Fall 2013 - Hair by Odile Gilbert

For Thakoon Fall 2013 Odile Gilbert has created a look that reminds me of Blade Runner, cyberpunk chic.  Something tells me I need to buy some clip on bangs!  Here is how Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris had achieved the look.

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A Bit Under the Weather and Some Other Notices

Sorry for the lack of original posts.  As you know it is New York Fashion Week and I am getting press releases of some of the hairstyles done by Odile Gilbert whom I have admired for ages.  I thought I could do some of my posts at the same time but I am a bit under the weather and my brain is not functioning properly due to its medicated state.  Here is an example of how it is functioning at the subconscious level:  I had a dream I was old and grey and kidnapped by aliens only to realize in the spaceship I had forgotten my eyeliner! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 Libertine - Akemi Tamaribuchi for Kérastase Paris

Even though it is close to Spring which actually doesn't look or feel like it at the moment here in the United States, New York Fashion Week has been previewing the Fall Fashions of 2013.  Rich fabrics and knits look in luxurious colors dominate the runways of Libertine.  To go with the fashion, Akemi Tamaribuchi for Kérastase Paris styled these looks.

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Say Hello to My Little Friend, It Cosmetics Hello Light - Powder Illuminizer

If you haven't noticed from this post, I like highlighters.  I really didn't think I needed anymore since I have a fair variety but the makeup goddess thought otherwise.  I entered Beauty Info Zone's giveaway of the It Cosmetics Hello Light Powder Illuminizer ($24), and thought nothing of it.  Then, I WON!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 Jill Stuart - Hair by Odile Gilbert for Kerastase

It is that time of year again when we get to see the fashionable forecast of the upcoming Fall season.  I know some of you are very interested in these fashion forecasts especially when it comes to those hairstyles.  Some of the hairstyles look so natural and wearable but did you know it takes some manipulation and great hair products to get those looks?  Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris for the Jill Stuart Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week gives us some steps to create the looks.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

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Up and Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report

Lola of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has a Dupe Alert! for Burberry's Lip Glow in Pink Sweet Pea.

Olivia of The Unknown Beauty Blog has an excellent step by step tutorial for applying eyeshadow with emphasis on contouring!

Elizabeth of Love.Life.Beauty reviews Origins High-Potency Night-a-mins cream.

Harriet at Little Miss Student Beauty tells us her favourite lipsticks for
Valentines Day!

Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare has information on Step-Up gifts being
offered at next week's Barney's Love Yourself Beauty Bag Event.

Lindsay at The Beauty Think Tank shares her opinion of the Physicians Formula BB 3-in-1 Beauty Balm Concealer.

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

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Cleaning and Modifying My Vibrating Sponge

I know you are sick and tired of hearing about my new battery operated best friend, the Touch Face (which I have reviewed here and here), but I figured you might want to know how to clean the sponges and also how I modified mine a bit.  No, I didn't put a turbo engine on mine, although I wished that I could.  I actually made it more powder friendly.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Feeling the Allure with Eden Allure Argan Oil Products

Argan oil appears to be THE multi-purpose beauty oil of the century.  I can't complain, I like it.  Okay, I love it. The oil has the perfect viscosity for skin, never too greasy that it leaves a residue only to be wiped off and never too thin leaving no moisture.  Argan oil leaves the skin moisturized and supple without any residue.  This is why it is one of the great oils to have if you are a beauty consumer.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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How to Eye Shadow

Long ago in makeup land, eyeshadow meant exactly that creating shadows on the eyes for depth and illusion.  Now, eyeshadow is the general term for any color and any color will color the eye area.  I am all for that and love to play with eyeshadows but as I mentioned before, I am all about how eyeshadows can create illusions.  And, I need all the illusions possible since I am getting closer to old age!

Monday, February 4, 2013

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Jouer Cosmetics-Just Starting an Eyeshadow Collection

I had tried Jouer Cosmetics long ago when they had a small collection of cream products.  The line left a memorable impression because the cases actually clicked together like Lego bricks.  I thought that was clever.  Then I lost touch with the line.  Shame on me!  Luckily, I have been reacquainted with the line thanks to B-Glowing's sale. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

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Up and Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report

Lola of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog reviews Alba Botanical's Natural Very Emollient Body Lotion.

Jeneille of Beauti by Jinjer swatches all of her extensive Nude lipstick collection.

Harriet at Little Miss Student Beauty shares her tips on how she thickened her fine hair!

Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare compares Burberry's Velvet and Luminous foundation. Which did she like best?

Olivia of The Unknown Beauty Blog wants us to sweeten our cheeks with Manna Kadar Sweet Cheeks!

Rola fromRola's Fountain of Youthhad Random Sightings of Spring 2013 Makeup Displays and the colors are gorgeous!

C.Jazmyne reviews both Loose and Pressed NARS Light Reflecting Loose Powders.

Lindsay at The Beauty Think Tank talks about finally purchasing YSL Rouge Pur Couturs Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain in Pourpre Preview.

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