19 November, 2008

Hey Everyone,..so here's a Holiday kit by Bare Minerals called Sweet Decadence. Now as we all know,...I'm a huge fan of color and intense pigment,..so I must admit, bare minerals isn't a brand I ever really buy. However,..this kit is pretty kewl. I have it mainly because I wanted to try to press mineralized pigments, which I haven't done before, so this kit works great for that!
Now if you're a fan of natural colors,...then Bare Minerals is perfect for just that. It's in a loose form, but the container does a good job of keeping all that loose pigment contained. The colors in this kit are so pretty too. There's a pretty highlight, 2 base colors and another color you can wet to make a liner. You can also wet all of the colors to intensify them.

The four colors included are: Dulce de Leche, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Fondue and Tiramisu. Yes the names are amazing and yummy! A travel size eyeshadow brush is also included.

Here's a look at the colors dry. The one to the far left is Chocolate Fondue. Then the right side from the top down: Red Velvet Cake, Dulce de Leche and Tiramisu. Now of course, I forgot to take a pic of them wet,..err,...but trust me they're pretty. I'll do a follow up entry of a look and also the pressing!

Ok so where to buy?? Surprisingly I haven't seen this at Ulta or Sephora yet (at least the ones by me) But I did see them at Nordstroms. You can also find it at this link: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3005085?refsid=236375&refcat=0~2376781~6002216~2383009&SourceID=1&SlotID=1&origin=related . This kit will cost you $28, which in my opinion is a crazy deal!

Ok, so that's it,..hope you like and be sure to check it out!

Stay Beautiful :)

18 November, 2008

Coming Dec 1st!! Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder

So I must say,...HOLY SHIT AM I EXCITED!!!! I talked with a Smashbox make-up artist and Smashbox is finally coming out with their Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder. Now yes,..this has been listed on QVC for the past 2 years listed at up to $72 as a testing for this product,...but so many ppl loved it that it's finally coming to ULTA DECEMBER 1ST!!! I'm so excited!!!

I was able to play around with it and LOVED it!! Not sure what this is??,...let me tell you. Let's start with what you can see. You'll notice that the powder is pressed,...but what are all those holes in the center?? Well,..on top of the pressed powder is a metal piece that you twist that slightly shaves off a few pieces of the pressed powder,..thus making it a loose powder!!! But you have the control over it!! NO MESS,..NO FUSS,...JUST AMAZING!!! It also comes with a little kabuki brush. You can use this powder as either a foundation or a setting powder!
Now for the things you don't see! Of course,..it's Smashbox so it's Paraben free, oil free and talc free. It's also filled with Gogi Berry (very powerful antioxidant), Amino Acids and Peptides! This means that it also has anti aging qualities! Most people will see a diff in 6 hours,.but the best results will be after 1 month of use! Over 60% of fine lines and wrinkles gone!
Next are it's hydrating qualities. It's infused with encapsulated water which refreshes the skin and gives it that healthy "glow" without accentuating lines. It comes in Fair, Light, Medium and Dark. Yes I am excited,...Fair!!! Yay!!!! It's also only going to be around $50! Again,...I can't wait!!!
Here's the downside,..one of their foundations is going away.....

This is the foundation they're getting rid of. It's their Pro Matte Anti-Shine Powder. You can find it now in their Curtain Call section for a cheaper price,..so if you love it,...stock up.

So their you go!!!! YAY!!!! Check out their website soon for more info, http://www.smashbox.com/, nothing is listed now,..but it will be soon! And check out your local ULTA's on DEC 1st to get your goody!!

Stay Beautiful :)

Amazing Holiday Kits From Smashbox

So the holidays are here and many brands have been coming out with their Holiday Collections. One of my favs this year is Smashbox's Rapture Holiday Collection. They have absolutely amazing sets for cheap prices!

These have been out for a few weeks now and I've been able to play around with them a little and have been truly happy with what I've seen. Of course Smashbox is known throughout the make-up community for having amazing pigmentation and long lasting power. They are also known for their foundations and of course THEIR PRIMERS! No need to worry about their ingredients either, they are paraben free, fragrance free, oil free and hypoallergenic as well as some of their products even helping with fine lines and wrinkles!

These kits can be found at Ulta and most likely at Sephora. You can also go on their website, http://www.smashbox.com/ and check out these and a few more holiday sets.

Here we go! :

Ok so here is a set including 5 of their most popular lip gloss colors. The colors include Illume, Radiant, Candid, Ravishing, Lovely and Stunning. Illume and Lovely are DEF some of the most popular colors I've sold.

This is their eyeshadow collection, featuring 8 duo shadows and 2 brushes, #32 and #13. OMG! This needs to be apart of my life! This is such an amazing deal! And yes,...you can depot these into your MAC palette!

Here's their brush Collection. It features 5 of their brushes in travel size. It includes a Face Brush, Shadow Brush, Angled Blending Brush, Smudger Brush and a duo Contour and Liner Brush. They all come in an adorable pink bag! So cute!

Here's something simple and CHEAP! It may not be as fancy as the others, but if you're on a budget and you wanna seem like you spent more than you did,..this would be it! Only $19!!!!! It features a travel size of their Bionic Mascara, travel size lip gloss in Aura ( yes I absolutely LOVE this color!) and fusion soft lights in Dusk. Now how does Dusk work?? For those of you who don't know,...it can be used as eyeshadow,...blush,...or even a bronzer! Yes,...it's that amazing! Maybe I'll do a tutorial ;)

And lastly,..something that may be for you instead of someone else,...a set that includes their full size and travel size foundation primer. This only comes in their basic photo finish but the price is GREAT!!

For more info and a list of ingredients don't forget to visit their website. Hope you like the goodies!!!!

Stay Beautiful :)

04 November, 2008

Easy Urban Look : Purple

This is a series of what I'm calling my Easy Urban Looks. I'm using the Ammo Shadow Box Palette. These looks are incredibly simple and quick. So here's the first!

Easy Urban Eyes: Purple

Products Used:

UD-1999 liner
UD-Last Call shadow
UD-Grifter shadow
MAC-Your Ladyship pigment
MAC-Vanilla pigment
MAC-Alpha Girl Blush
Nix'ie-Harmony highlight
MAC-Ahoy, There! lipstick
UD-Zip XXX Slick gloss

Now for some pics!