Tuesday, November 25, 2008

***All for the Cause****


M.A.C Cosmetics has supported those affected by HIV/AIDS since 1994. Through the M.A.C AIDS Fund the company has provided care for those in need, and has raised over $128 million. The Kids Helping Kids Card Program is yet another way that we can all become involved in this important cause. This particular program has enabled children to create art for children affected with HIV/AIDS in the form of gift & greeting cards and pillow packs (sold only at M.A.C stores) to support pediatric AIDS organizations.

Kids Helping Kids Cards ($6)

Assortment of 6 cards w/ envelopes

Kids Helping Kids Gift Cards ($6)

Assortment of 12 cards w/envelopes

Kids Helping Kids Pillow Packs ($7.50)

(3) small, medium, large

If you would like to help this worthwhile cause visit your nearest M.A.C store or shop


til next time
be good!



Sunday, November 23, 2008

The GOLDEN Rule:

Implementing gold into your canvas of color is a great way to be festive! Even if it's not your first choice of color, there are numerous choices to ease into this standout shade!
Here are some ideas you can try this holiday season:

Nail Polish: Laura Mercier; 24 Karat ($15) 0.35 fl. oz./10.35ml

gold shimmer/www.lauramercier.com

Body Shimmer: Sephora Brand; SuperStars Super Sheen Bronzing Mist ($12) 4 oz

Golden-bronze shimmer #848895/ www.sephora.com

Bronzer: tarte; hotel heiress/ park avenue princess ($28) 0.32 oz

deep bronze shimmer #828780/highly pearled light yellow gold #828772/ www.sephora.com

Eye Liner: Urban Decay; Honey ($18) 7.5 ml e 0.25 US fl oz

metallic gold #61480/ www.urbandecay.com

Eye Shadow: Yves St Laurent; Ombres 5 Lumieres ($56) 0.29 oz
5 Color harmony for eyes- 3 Tawny
; richly pigmented colors

shimmering golden orange
shimmering ivory
shimmering peach
shimmering gold
shimmering chocolate brown
#1120484/ www.sephora.com

Blush: NARS; Super Orgasm ($25)

peachy pink w/ Gold glitter/ www.narscosmetics.com

Lip Gloss
: CARGO; Brussels ($16) 0.281 oz

shimmering golden nude/ www.cargocosmetics.com

Make golden moments this season while looking fabulous!

til next time

be good!


Thursday, November 20, 2008

so fresh n so clean (clean)

Usually I pick up whatever bodywash is in my budget at the time and I must say I was pleasantly suprised when I got my hands on the
Suave Daily Exfoliating Bodywash ($3/ 12 fl oz.)

It has an apricot aroma that's not overpowering like some other brands that knock you out with one wift! The apricot seeds are extremely gentle & also contain real coconut extract that has great mosturizing properties. I'm a dedicated exfoliator that believes it is necessary to make sure you're not only cleansing, but exfoliating those dead skin cells away to reveal new, fresh, smoother skin. Another bodywash I use is
Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub ($6-$7/ 8.5 oz)

It's great for the occasional bacne that can occur at that time of the month. It contains salicylic acid 2%, an effective acne treatment. As with any ance medication monitor your use and skin because drying could occur. Other than that it's great...Happy Scrubbin!
Be Good!



***Mascara Mode***

Nothing opens the eyes and breathes new life into lashes more than mascara! It lengthens, thickens, extends and lifts offering the most eye opening experiences...okay so I'm a lil over the top with it! But honestly I love mascara and think it does wonders for those peepers!
If you're not sure what's best or what's out there, or let's just say you're just not one to buy something from hear say, Sephora.com offers a nifty set that allows you to sample 10 of the best for $35!
Sephora Brand: The Lash Stash ($85 value) $35

This Amazing set:
0.12 oz Smashbox Bionic Mascara
0.10 oz Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara
0.11 oz Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara
0.10 oz Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
0.13 oz Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point Mascara
0.10 oz Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara
0.32 oz Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara
0.13 Du Wop Lash Venom Mascara
0.13 Korres Deep Colour Mascara
0.17 Cargo Texas Lash Mascara

I must say that I don't have the longest lashes, in fact without makeup my lashes are non-exsitent! I have actually stayed true to a DS brand for years. Loreal! I seriously have been using Loreal's Volumious ($7 Blackest Black #310)

for over 7 years I'm sure! It does exactly what is says and offers thick, fullness and that's what I love! I also use their Telescopics 2x ($8 Carbon Black #935)

for my lower lashes. The brush on this is slender and offers lengthening abilities that deliver precisely. Each of my lashes are seperated evenly and extended.

I'm willing to try something new even though I always get compliments on my current ritual.
You should too!
What are you currently using, looking to try, or curious about? Lemme know...send me a message! Til then, Be good!



Monday, November 10, 2008

shu! shu!, but don't go away...

Shu Uemura has always mesmerized me! Their latest adventure is the Mika Ninagawa Holiday 2008 collection! I also still have my eyes on their lashbar as well! Here are some luxe-uries that I can hopefully (fingers crossed) get to eventually splurge on:

Mika Holiday Collection Cosmetic Pouch: $29

I love the vibrancy of this print! Very accessible as it has the full zip around the bag and can hold all your shu treats! And don't forget it's a holiday item, which means LIMITED EDITION, hence the word limited! Go get it...
Mika Holiday Collection Mini Gloss Trio Set- Seductive Gebera- $40

These mini glosses are gorgeous-O! They are very flattering for just about any skin tone in Gold, Pink, and Wine Red and can be layered or worn alone! All come enclosed in this sleek red bag adorned with Mika's photography!

Mika Holiday Collection Eye Color Palette- Adorned Marguerite:$65

I just fell in love with these colors! They are bright, but not over the top, and the color combos are harmonious. And how slick is the case?

False Lashes Premium Black Gown: $50

Now growin up in the 80's definitely gave me an "off sense
sense of fashion", I wore what was in then, but I still can't
let go of the lace in 2008! What's up with that?!@# What-
ever my lace obsession, it has been captured in the most
flattering way! And since my eyes are my favorite feature
I refuse to give up the lace now! I'll be around the way
battin these... =)

Check all these adorable finds at shuuemura-usa.com

Adios for now...til then,
Be good!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

SmAsh iT!

As the holidays approach, many of us are a little in a pinch...monetary wise. Damn economy!! Luckily for us beauty fiends there are affordable treats that won't put your wallet on freeze mode.
Lately I'm lovin everything Smashbox! This line always has somethin hot brewin. Check out these deals that will warm the chill...

3 under $35

Rapture Best of Smashbox: $19
Bionic Mascara in Jet Black
Mini Fusion soft lines in Dusk
Mini Lip Enhancing gloss in Aura

And at $19 bucks, please...it's so worth it!

Gift it or keep it. And if you've never tried Smashbox before it's a great way to break in the line without havin a breakdown! (shout out to M.C.)

Mini Lip Gloss Kit: $16
This set features 3 glosses that are sure to keep those lips covered & shining!
You have the choice of:

Neutrals: Fabulous
Pink: Fashionista
Red/Berries: Fierce

All of these colors compliment each other , great for layering & mixin!!

And let me not forget they come in a sleek little faux leather black bag with the smashbox logo...

Encore Eye Palette: $32
These colors are just sultry! If you're lookin to create a beautiful smoldering, smokey eye or make a transition from those bright, poppy colors we were rockin all summer long, then this is the set to get.

This compact features:

5 Blingin shades!

Frosty Beige
Deep Gold
Taupe w/ Silver Shimmer

and also a jet black cream liner w/ a double-ended shadow and liner brush complete w/ mirror!

Feel free to ask questions or comment, I'll do my best to answer each one! Til then...

Be good!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Currently under Construction!!

COMING SOON!!!... stay tuned