Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Glam Bag: February

As some of you may know, I have a monthly subscription to Every month I get sent a makeup bag with 4-5 different beauty products. Most of them are sample size, but you do get some full size products which are great!

This month I got a lot of great products I have never tried before. The products that I got in this months glam bag are:

X Out- Shine Control
This product is supposed to moisturize with a mattifying complex that helps you stay shine free and flawless. 

NYX- Roll on Shimmer
This is a new product from NYX. Its a roll on shimmer powder that can be applied to your eyes, face, and body. Super pigented. I love this product! Little goes a long way.

Premier- Dead Sea Cinderella Mask
This is skincare that is made of minerals form the Dead Sea waters. 

NuMe- Professional Styling Tools and Hair Extensions 
$100 Gift card...thats pretty exciting! Cant wait to check their website out!

Freeman- Facial Mask Sachets
This mask is to hydrate your skin. I love trying new masks and I always need more hydration for my skin ;)

Check out their website!

Janurary/February Favorites

Hi Everyone. Its the end of the February and I noticed I have a lot of products I love and couldnt live without these past few months. I didn't have time to share my favorites last month so I figured I would combine last months favs and this month favs.

The first few products I want to talk about are from Bare Escentuals. These products were previewed at the beginning of February so I was able to get my hands on them early. Bare Minerals are launching their new solid READY Blushes and Bronzers. This is a big deal for BE. Usually all their mineral products are in loose form. These new compacts are great for traveling, throwing in your purse, touch ups, and on the go people.I really liked these color because they are great for everyday, easy to apply, and goes on so smooth.

The 3 colors I picked up (from left to right in the picture) are "The Aphrodisiac Blush", "The High Dive Bronzer, " and "The One Blush." 

The blushes are very pigmented on go on really smooth. The bronzers are pigmented and add a great wash of color on your face for a perfect tan. To see more of my review, check out my blog posts here and here  .

This month my lips have been incredibly dry. I was interested in finding some great lip balms I could wear everyday, but still give me a little color. I heard about ELFs lip blams from friends and bloggers online. I ordered them from their website and got every single color. I love them! Instantly moisturize and add the perfect amount of color. Very nicely pigmented for a lip balm. 

MAC launched a new line in February and happened to have 4 lip balms in the collection. I ended up getting 3 of them and also really like them.
If you want to know more about the ELF lip balms, check out my post here and if you want to know more about the MAC Lip Balms, check out my other post here.

So I have been stuck in a rut when it comes to my eye makeup. I have been wearing lighter colors on my eyes lately and I kind of like it. This has been my go to palette from Bare Escentuals. They are both matte shadows and are perfect basic brows. I use the color on the left (guru) as a base, and the color on the right (namaste) as my crease color. I definitely recommend this duo if you like neutrals and basic browns. 

I cant stop talkin about these!  These Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips are the BEST! I feel like I rather use these then regular nail polish. They stay on so much longer and dont chip nearly as fast as a nail polish. These hold up on my nails so well when I am working. Usually if I paint my nails the day before I work, they end up chipping the next day just from random tasks I need to take care of at work. They come is so many different colors and patterns. I'm hooked! Here is more info on them here

Have you tried any of my favorites? What do you like about them? What have you been using a lot this month? 

Check out my video on my favorites

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Get Ready With Me #2 (Everyday Products)

Hey everyone!
Lately I have been getting asked a lot what are the products I have been using for my makeup and hair routine. I feel like I have been using softer tones and less makeup for a more natural look. Here is a list of everything I use daily!

Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer (Normal to Dry)
Bare Minerals Renew & Hydrate Eye Cream

Bare Minerals Prime Time Foundation Primer

MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC20
MAC 242 Brush 
Bare Minerals Brow Gel
Beauty Blender

Face Makeup:
Bare Minerals Original Foundation in Medium Beige
Bare Minerals Buff & Go Brush
Bare Minerals Summer Bisque Concealer
Bare Minerals Well Rested Eye Brightener
Bare Minerals Max Coverage Concealer Brush

Bronzer, Blush, Contour, Highlight:
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Give Me Sun-Bronzer
Bare Minerals Angled Handi Buki
MAC Blush in Harmony- Contour Powder
Bare Minerals Angled Blush Brush
Bare Minerals READY Blush in The One
MAC Blush Brush
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle- Cheek Highlight
MAC 188 Brush

Bare Mineral Prime Time For Eyes
Bare Minerals READY Shadow in Chance- Brow Highlight
Elf Eyeshadow Brush
Bare Minerals READY Shadow in Daydream- lower Lid
Elf Eyeshadow Brush
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil- Crease
Bare Minerals READY Shadow in Guru- crease
Bare Minerals Eye defining brush
Bare Minerals READY Shadow in Namaste- crease
Bare Minerals Big & Bright Liner in Intense Black- Lower Lashes
MAC Black track Gel Liner
Bare Minerals Soft Focus Angled Brush
Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara
Eylure #205 Lashes

Monday, February 20, 2012

Review: Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Powder

A few days ago I went to Sephora and has a gift card to spent. I have always been interested in Tarina Tarantinos makeup but never really played around with it. I saw these cute little containers with pigment in them. I swatched them on my hand and I was pleasantly surprised how pretty they were. I already pictured myself wearing these during summer. 
 I loved the little containers they came in. So Cute. The only downer to these cute containers is the lid. Its a little hard to screw on and sometimes Im afraid it wont be screwed on all the way and the pigment will fly everywhere. 

 Sparklicity Pure Gold
 Sparklicity Pure Bronze

These pigments can be used on the eyes, cheeks and even the lips. They are also free of parabens and fillers. You get 0.05 oz in the container. These retails for $17 and can be found at Sephoras website and store. 

You can also find other colors like Pure Crystal, Pure Nude, and Pure Opal. 

Mardi Gras Look 2012

Guess what time of the year it is!? Its Mardi Gras time! Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday and I thought it would be fun to do a look. I finally got this look after the 3rd try of figuring out what I wanted to do.I really do love how it turned out.

Products Used: Eyes
Bare Minerals Eyelid Primer Prime Time- Primer
Bare Minerals READY Shadow in Chance -Brow Highlight
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil- Crease Base
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk- cream base
Coastal Scents 88 Palette- purple, green, yellow, and black shadows
Bare Minerals Big & Bright Eyeliner in Intense Black- lower lash line
Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
MAC Blacktrack Gel Liner- top lash line, winged liner
NYX Glitter in Royal Purple- lower lid
Clear Lip Gloss- glitter base (optional)

Products Used: Face
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Give Me Sun- Bronzer
MAC Blush in Harmony- contour powder
MAC Mineralize Blush in Honey
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle- cheek highlight

Products Used: Lips
MAC Lip Pencil in Strip down- lip liner
MAC Dazzle Glass in Phiff!

Products Used: Brushes
ELF Shadow brush- brow highlight
Bare Minerals Eye Defining brush- crease
Bare Minerals Tapered Shadow Brush- lower lid
Sephora Glitter Wand- glitter applicator

Happy Mardi Gras!! xo

Here is my video on this look:

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Review: MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj Lipstick

Lookie Lookie at what I got!! I have been waiting for this lipstick to be available in stores to pick up. It finally launched on Valentines day so I had to go in and get it. 
I literally went in and bought it without even looking at it in person first! I love Nicki Minaj and her style so I knew I would love it. 

This lipstick is so pink and I love it. On the MAC website, this lipstick is described as a "bright yellow pink" color. I honestly think it looks completely different on. Seems to look peachy pink in the container but bright pink on.
 If you didn't know already, every cent from the sale goes to help people who have HIV/AIDS. I felt happy that I was able to contribute by buying the lipstick ;)
This lipstick retails for $14.50 and can be found at MAC stores, counters and their website. I would go grab this lipstick asap because I am sure it will sell out fast!


Review: Bare Minerals Buff & Go Brush

Hey Everyone! So all you all know, I have been using Bare Minerals Foundation for over two years now. I have used a couple of their mineral brushes to apply my foundation, but I finally found my favorite go to brush. 
The newest brush that they added to their brush collection last year was the Buff & Go Brush. This can be used for a lot of the Bare Minerals products but I think with works amazing with the Bare Minerals foundation. 

This brush is synthetic and incredibly soft. It gives the most amazing full coverage because its synthetic and the brush is so dense. I feel like it makes my foundation go on so smooth and make it look like velvet. 
Another reason why I love this brush is because it comes with a lid! Great to throw in your purse for a touch up or for traveling. 

This brush retails for $22. You can find this brush at the Bare Minerals Website, Ulta, Sephora and at Bare Minerals Boutiques and counters. 

Review: Bare Minerals Renew & Hydrate Eye Cream

Hey Everyone. Today I wanted to share with you the eye cream I have been using. I have been using this for quite awhile now and I love it. 
Its never to early to start using eye cream. I started using eye cream when I 22. You will thank yourself later. This cream is for hydrating the eye area and also help with anti- aging. This eye cream helps diminish fine lines are wrinkles. 

This eye cream "revitalizes skin and boosts moisture leaving the delicate eye area looking revived, refreshed and luminous."-Bare Escentuals website

I have noticed my eye area looks much more hydrated and smooth. Also I notice when I put any under eye concealer on, it doesn't look cakey or dry because the cream keep my eye area moisturized. 

I use this eye cream morning and night. I use my ring finger and pat a small amount of the cream around my eye area. The product lasts forever! Little goes a long way. You get 15 mL / 0.5 Fl. Oz in the container. This cream is paraben free, no artificial fragrances or oils. 

This eye cream retails for $32. You can get this eye cream at the Bare Escentuals website, Ulta, Sephora or any Bare Escentuals Boutique. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Review: Katy Perry Lashes by Eylure (

Hey Gals! sent me these four lashes to review and I love all of them.  Im so excited to share my thoughts on these new lashes by Eylure. They teamed up with Katy Perry and made 4 new lashes. I love how different each one is and there is a pair for anyone out there. 

Sweetie Pie Lashes
Product Description: 
"dainty natural hair lash that will discreetly add length and volume to your own lashes"

These are great for people who are new to lashes, or if you want to keep your lashes looking natural. 

Oh Honey Lashes
Product Description: 
" a flattering full lash ,textured for a natural finish but with enough volume to take your lashes from fine to fab!"

I like how whispy these lashes are and great for a cat eye effect. 

Cool Kitty Lashes
Product Description:
"They will make your eyes look amazing. Gorgeous framing with manicured tips, these lashes can be work in the day  to be daring or at night as the perfect finishing touch."

Love the spiky tip. Gives a fun touch to your look!

Oh My! Lashes
Product Description:
"big and beautiful with a layered effect. All the texture you could want in a lash yet so wearable and really flattering."

I love how thick these lashes are. These are by far my favorite. Typical Katy Perry Lashes!

I definitely recommend for everyone to go check them out at These lashes cost $6.99 with lash glue included. There is also a cute sticker in the box which I thought was a cute touch.

Check out my review on my YouTube Channel

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sample Sundays: Aquolina Pink Sugar Perfume

Hey gals,
Tonight I decided I would do a review on a perfume. I always see this perfume at Sephora and everytime I pass by it on the shelf, I have to stop and smell it. It basically smells like sweet heaven! I love really sweet smelling perfumes and this scent is nothing but that. 

Here is a list of what makes this perfume smell so good:
Bergamot, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leaves, Lily of the Valley, Licorice, Strawberry, Red Fruit, Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Caramel, Musk, Wood, Powder.

 Another thing that I really like about this line is that they have a lot more products with this same scent. Other products you can find are body spray, body mousse, hair perfume spray, shower gel, and shimmering body lotion. If you are like me, and I find a scent that I like, I want everything to smell like that! So its nice that there are options. I not sure you can get all these products everywhere but I know you can get them at Sephora. I have also seen this scent at Target too. 

This perfume comes is different sizes. You can get the 1oz for $30, the 1.7oz for $45 and the big 3.4oz size for $60. 

Next time you see this perfume, just give it a quick spray and smell it! Let me know what you think! Happy Sunday!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines Day Looks 2012

Valentines day is just around the corner! I don't know what everyone's plans are but if you need some ideas for fun looks to wear for that special someone, or just a cute look to catch someones attention, here are 2 ideas for you.

Look One: Pink and Flirty
The first look I did was more of a flirty look. The eyes are soft but the cheeks have a pretty pink glow. I made the eyes fun and flirty with full thick lashes on top (Eyelure #205) and I put a strip of lashes on the lower lash line. I wanted to play up the lips with a hot fuchsia color. The lip color I used is from Bare Escentuals. It's their long wearing lip color line called "Pretty Amazing." They have a glossy finish, super pigmented and opaque, and very creamy. If you want to see my review on them you can check out this link: Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lipcolor Review I wanted to play up my hair a but with some fun big curls. Lots of volume! Definitely shows off my layers.

check out my YouTube tutorial on how to create this look:

Look Two: Smokey Eyes & Hot Red Lip
The second look I wanted to make a little bit more sexy and sophisticated. I created a wearable smokey eye with different shades of warm brown, then darkened the look with a matte black. I used a mineral bronzer to frame my face and highlighted my cheek bones are a youthful glow. The final touch was a classic red lip. The lip was also a Pretty Amazing lip color from Bare Minerals called Strength. 

Check out my YouTube tutorial on how to create this look:

I hope everyone has a great Valentines day! Spend it with someone you care about like your hubbie, boyfriend, family or your best friend ;)


Friday, February 10, 2012

Review: MAC Tendertone Lip Balm SPF15

Hey guys!
So last week, MAC came out with their new collections Shop MAC and Cook MAC. I didnt get to go check it out in person until today. The product that I was really into was the Lip Balms. If you guys read my blog, you will know that lately I have been obsessed with lip balms, especially since its winter time. 

Tread Gently


Hush, Hush

 The lip balms are super creamy and I love the glossy finish. They are pretty sheer in color but the light tint is nice. These would be great on my days off where I just want to throw on a light lip balm that still has a little bit of color. 

The lip balms have a light strawberry kiwi flavor. I love that there is SPF 15 for sunscreen protection. These lip balms retail for $18.
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