Friday, December 31, 2010

Upcoming MAC Cham-Pale haul / swatches / looks ♥

So here is a preview of some items that I purchased from the MAC Cham Pale collection...

Pictured above is MAC Rose Ole Special Reserve Highlight Powder, Vintage Selection Paint Pot, and two of the I Get No Kick Eye Kohl pencils. 

When I get the rest of the items that I ordered I will do a more in depth full on review of everything and post swatches and a few looks that I did with the products.

You can check out all the details from my previous post about this collection here:

Saturday, December 25, 2010



Here's hoping everybody has a wonderful day with friends and family.

Enjoy and have loads of fun but be safe!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

You're Invited - Sephora 20% off Sale Items (online only)

Starting 12/26/10 - 01/01/11 extra 20% off Sephora sale items. 
Online only & use promo code EXTRA at checkout! 

Share the ♥♥♥

Sunday, December 19, 2010

MAC Peacocky Collection

MAC Peacocky Collection for Spring 2011
US Launch Date: January 6, 2011

MAC Peacocky Collection for Spring 2011
US Launch Date: January 6, 2011

Arrogance or elegance? The showy display, the undeniably sexual spectacle, the iridescent irreverence…it’s awe-inspiring. We fetishize the exotic peacock as a symbol of extreme beauty, an act of elaborate nature, raging against everything simplistic. Peacocky fans out in a foray of intense colour for Lips and Eyes, exotic and sophisticated with a touch of ’30s F. Scott Fitzgerald glamour and mesmerizing metallic sheen. New Kissable Lipcolour combines full flash with creamy comfort. It’s molten, with elastomer technology that imparts a velvety, aerated feel without sacrificing shine. Light as a feather. Mega Metal Shadow gleams like chrome, with light-reflecting properties – yet creamy, crease-resistant, vitamin-fortified flexibility. Dramatic doesn’t even begin to describe the girl who knows she’s Peacocky.

Kissable Lipcolour ($18)
Kissable Lipcolour provides medium coverage with the creamy comfort of a lipstick and a shiny finish of a lipgloss. The lightweight, comfortable formula is loaded with super emollient ingredients that provide a cushiony feel on the lips. The colour flows like silk, encasing the lips in creamy, luscious colour. Like a molten lipstick, the product melts onto thel ips and feels light and airy. It provides medium coverage with a luminous, smooth finish. It’s feather-resistant and wears for hours.

* Enchantée – Light blue pink
* Woo Me – Light pinky nude
* So Vain – Muted dirty coral
* Vanity Fair – Mid-tone blue pink
* Exxxhibitionist – Red-toned coral
* Strut Your Stuff – Bright true red
* Scandelicious – Blue fuchsia
* Peacocky – Sky blue with red pearl
* Super – Muted neutral brown
* Temper Tantra – Mid-tone reddish brown
* Flaunting It – Grey mauve
* Love Peck – Blackened blood red

Mega Metal Shadow ($19.50)
Mega Metal Shadow long-wearing and consists of metallic powders that provide a light-reflection, intense metallic finish that looks brilliant on the skin. It delivers medium-buildable coverage that won’t fade or crease. The formula contains vitamins a & e, antioxidants that help condition the delicate eye area. The creamy powder ensures an even, smooth application that lasts all day and easily blends with little fall-out.

* Peek-at-You – Frosted yellow white
* Dalliance – Light champagne
* Prance – Frosted mauve pearl
* Top of the Posh – Frosted white pink
* Tweet Me – Gold bronze
* Mating Call – Dirty frosted violet
* Odalisque – Deep teal
* Sexpectations – Metallic burgundy
* Paparazz-she – Deep copper bronze
* Ego – Forest green
* Noir Plum – True purple with silver pearl
* Dandizette – Navy with silver pearl
* Spectacle of Yourself – Deep bronze
* Centre Stage – Frosted chocolate brown
* Unflappable – Frosted black with purple pearl

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Friday, December 17, 2010

MAC Cham-Pale Collection

MAC Cham-Pale Collection
U.S. Launch Date: December 26th, 2010

MAC Cham-Pale Collection
U.S. Launch Date: December 26th, 2010
Only the finest will do for a M·A·C toast to the New Year! Cham Pale is a cuvée colour collection that’s cause for celebration – a Champagne smash, shimmering with all the bubbly optimism and golden glow of the best that’s yet to be, in Eye Shadow, from Brule to Et tu, Bouquet?; Paint Pots in Chilled on Ice and Let Me Pop, Lipstick in four shades, especially Quiet Please, and Flustered; Lipgelée from Bubble Lounge to Straight to the Head; two Chromagraphic Pencils (NC15/NW20 and NW25/NC30); Eye Kohl in I Get No Kick; Kohl Power in Feline; Nail Lacquer we call Very Important Platinum!; Studio Fix Mascara, and new Special Reserve Highlight Powder in four shades ending perfectly elegantly in everyone’s favourite: Rosé Olé. All, for every skin tone. To us!

Special Reserve Highlighter Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)
•    Chez Chez Lame Soft gold with silver shimmer (Limited Edition)
•    Rose Ole Soft pink with gold shimmer (Limited Edition)

Eye Kohl ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
•    I Get No Kick Metallic nude (Limited Edition)

Kohl Power ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
•    Feline Rich black (Limited Edition, Repromote)

Chromagraphic Pencil ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
•    NC15/NW20 NC15 (Permanent at PRO)
•    NW25/NC30 NC25 (Permanent at PRO)

Paint Pot ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)
•    Chilled on Ice Frosted white gold (Limited Edition)
•    Let Me Pop Frosted light copper (Limited Edition)
•    Vintage Selection Frosted dirty peach (Limited Edition)
•    Dangerous Cuvee Frosted cool grey (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)
•    Soiree Sparkly light bronze gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
•    Very Important Platinum Dirty platinum (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
•    Tanarama Pale beige with golden shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
•    Quiet, Please Frosted pink champagne (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Red She Said, ’08)
•    Flustered Frosted pale bronze (Frost) (Permanent)
•    Gel Sheer metallic beige (Frost) (Permanent)

Lipgelee ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
•    Bubble Lounge Sparkly pink peach (Frost)
•    Sin-tillation Sparkly pale icy pink (Frost)
•    Straight to the Head Sparkly bronze brown (Frost)
•    Luxure Off-white with pink pearl (Frost)

Caviar Dreams Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)
•    Brule Soft creamy beige (Satin) (Permanent)
•    Et tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from A Rose Romance, ’09)
•    Caviar Dreams Dirty frosted pewter (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
•    Retrospeck Beached blonde (Lustre) (Permanent)

Studio Fix Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)
•    Black Fix Black (Permanent)

Complete Comfort Creme ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Permanent in U.S., Limited Edition in Asia)
Calms and soothes irritated skin immediately and over time and relieves sensitive skin while diminishing the appearance of redness, irritation and blotchiness. Over time, the gentle, soothing formula helps reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and helps even out skin tone. It contains algae extracts that visibly reduce redness and blotchiness on the skin, both immediately and over time. Kukui nut oil provides moisturization and emollience, while kola seed extract acts as an anti-irritant to help soothe irritated skin. It contains wheat germ and barley extracts that help strengthen the skin’s natural lipid barrier over time. It moisturizes and softens the skin immediately and over time and improves skin tone over time.

Fix+ Lavender ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
•    Calm Mode Light neutral beige (Limited Edition)

Availability: December 26th, 2010 at all North American MAC locations. January 2011 at all international MAC locations.

To check out swatches of the products head on over to Karla Sugar's website ( She has taken the time to do some fantastic swatches of the up coming products!

MAC Stylishly Yours Collection

MAC Stylishly Yours Collection
U.S. Launch Date: December 26th, 2010

MAC Stylishly Yours Collection
U.S. Launch Date: December 26th, 2010
Madly chic women know how to play variations on a theme to give a signature look major oomph, more modern momentum; the simplest switch-up is all that’s required. A pink lip, a lavender eye? A red lip, an orange eye? Stylishly Yours is a M·A·C presto-change-o colour collection to personalize the process instantly. Always flawlessly fabulous, set against the sophistication of black, work the full spectrum of passionate pinks to raging reds, in 4 Lipsticks, 4 Pigments, 4 Creme Colour Base, 2 Beauty Powders, Clear Lipglass, and don’t panic – Zoomlash and Fluidline at the ready to double dramatize how glamorous it is to be you.

Cream Colour Base ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)
•    Virgin Isle Vivid bright coral (Cream) (Permanent at PRO)
•    Tickle Me Pink Poppy creamy bright pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)
•    Movie Star Red Medium toned blue red (Cream) (Limited Edition)
•    Madly Magenta Vivid pinkish purple (Cream) (Permanent at PRO)

Fluidline ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)
•    Dark Diversion Blackened plum (Limited Edition)
•    Blacktrack Solid flat black (Permanent)

Brush ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)
•    209 Eyeliner Brush (Permanent)

Zoom Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)
•    New Hue Blackened burgundy (Limited Edition)

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
•    Neon Orange Bright clean orange (Amplified) (Permanent at PRO)
•    Something New Creamy bright blue pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
•    Cockney Sheer yellow red with multidimensional pearl (Lustre) (Permanent)
•    Style Curve Bright clean violet purple (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
•    Clear Clear (Permanent)

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)
•    Follow Your Fancy Bright coral with small pearl particle (Limited Edition)
•    Madly Personal Bright pink (Limited Edition)
•    New Fixation Bright fuchsia red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
•    Violet Vivid bright violet purple (Permanent)

Beauty Powder ($22.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)
•    Play It Proper Pastel soft pink with sparkles (Limited Edition)
•    Too Chic Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)

Availability: December 26th, 2010 at all North American MAC locations.
January 2011 at all international MAC locations.

To check out swatches of the products head on over to Karla Sugar's website ( She has taken the time to do some fantastic swatches of the up coming products!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Deflect-o Desk Makeup Storage Cubes

Deflect-o Stackable Cubes Desktop Makeup Organizers with 2 Drawers, 4 Drawers or even the x-cube. Great for storing your makeup & minimizing clutter. I love using these to store my makeup and I can see everything at a glance.

- And a cheap storage alternative for those on a budget too.

You can copy or click on the links to be taken to the website where these can be purchased. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

I have been cooking up a storm all day today and will post pictures later.
Hope everyone has a good time with food, family and friends. Much love ♥♥
Every year hubs makes the turkey but this year he has to work so its up to me!
Here is a picture of my very first turkey:

And here is a picture of the rest of the good food:

So how did your Thanksgiving event go? Leave a comment below and share some pics as well!!! ♥

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Okay my Lovelies!  Seriously! It seems like an insane amount of  retailers are having special Veteran's day sales this week. I guess everyone is gearing up extra early for the Pre-Thanksgiving sales although this sale doesn't start until tomorrow November 11th and will only last through the 15th. However, if you can get some Christmas shopping done early to avoid the craziness that ensues on Black Friday then I'm all for it!

Be sure to check your mailbox today before you head out shopping tomorrow! If you are on Victoria Secret's mailing list you should have received a FREEBIE offer in the mail for The Lacie $10 off a bra! No purchase is necessary to get the free panty - now that is a savings I can live with!



November 11-15, 2010

- 20% off your entire purchase*
- One night only: Exclusive Kick-Off Party on Thursday, November 11, 6-9 PM

     For those of you who are Sephora V.I.B members you should have received an e-mail invitation and/or an invitation in the mail for their V.I.B party which will be November 11th from 6-9PM. If you should have received an invitation but didn't then you may want to call customer service  1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672). Now remember, you only need the invitation if you are attending the Kick-Off party or shopping in the store on the designated dates (November 11-15th). If you just want to shop online then all you need to use is the special code VIB20, but remember you must be a Sephora V.I.B. member to qualify for the discount. Also, if you haven't gotten your e-mail invitation yet, and if you signed up for Sephora e-mail updates then you may want to check your junk email (spam) folder to see if it landed there instead.

If you plan on attending the Sephora event in your area let me know how it went and be sure to post pics if you take any pictures!  

Sunday, November 7, 2010


OMG! This dish is so easy to make and it is extremely healthy for you as well. I usually double the recipe so that once I have finished baking the dish I freeze some of the lasagna rolls for later. As long as they are kept in an airtight container you can freeze them for up to 1-2 months. 


  • 8 uncooked lasagna noodles (I use whole wheat for an even healthier version)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 (15-ounce) carton part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained 
  •  Chopped jalapenos - Add these if you like a spicier flavor otherwise just skip this step
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 2 cups drained canned no-salt-added (low sodium) black beans
  • Olive Oil cooking spray
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) jar no-salt-added salsa
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs (optional)


Preheat oven to 350° and cook lasagna noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat (oils); be sure to drain well. If you are making a big batch of lasagna noodles then lay out the lasagna noodles onto a sheet of tinfoil that has been lightly sprayed with olive oil. Arrange the lasagna noodles side by side and make sure that none overlap. Combine the cheeses and stir in all the ingredients except for the beans, salsa and cilantro sprigs. Be sure to stir it really well. Spread cheese mixture over 1 side of each noodle. Spoon black beans evenly over cheese mixture. *This step is optional - spoon a little bit of the salsa on top of the beans if you want to add some extra flavor. Now you will roll up the noodles, jelly-roll fashion, beginning at narrow ends. Place lasagna rolls, seam sides down, in an 11- x 7-inch baking dish coated with olive oil cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated. To serve, spoon salsa evenly over rolls, and garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Here are some pictures of the ingredients that I used for this recipe and they can all be found at your local Super Target.

whole wheat lasagna pasta
low sodium black beans

Helpful healthy tips:
To save time you may want to mix the beans and salsa in with the cheese mixture and then spread the mixture onto the lasagna noodles. I have tried it and it really is delish! 

If you are trying new recipes it helps if you make a list of everything that you need and start looking at the grocery store ads and coupons to see if any of the ingredients are on sale that week. Sometimes I cook a dish because the items that I needed were on sale that week. So if that is the case then double up your recipes and freeze some for later.

Sometimes when I find a recipe that doesn't fall into the healthy category I look to see if I can modify it. If you can substitute some of the ingredients for healthier alternatives then you can incorporate it into your weekly meal planning and still maintain your healthier lifestyle.

HEALTHY IS IN! 1....2....3.....GO....

     Back in August I decided that it was time I lost some weight. Did I have a life changing event that spurred me on this weight loss kick? No. Did the Doctor tell me that I needed to drop a few? No and truthfully I have not been to a Doctor in quite some time. Not because I am avoiding them, but I have been relatively healthy and just go for my annual physical each year and that is about it.    
     The extra weight that I gained did not happen over the span of several years as is the case with many people. Although, I did notice that as I got older there was some weight gain but nothing really significant. The truth is it actually occurred within the last 5-6 years. Typically there are stress-ers that cause people to turn to food. For me the stress-er happened / started when Hubs got a job offer in Charlotte, NC and I was going to college and was only a couple of classes from graduating. The job offer wasn't something he could pass up so we sold our house, I dropped out of college, and we moved to an apartment in Charlotte. I was leaving everything behind to start over in a new location without my family and my friends and not knowing if or when I would be able to finish my education.    
     Yeah, so there was plenty for me to stress about. Especially since we moved from a huge house with a fenced in yard to a small cramped apartment. Anyway, one of the questions I am asked most often is how much weight do I want to lose? Good question! But it is one that I have not really made a decision about yet. Fortunately for me, when I was younger I was never overweight and I never had a weight problem. Why is this good? Well, according to my Nutritionist (to much to post here - so more about that in another post), if you do not have a history of weight problems then you are more likely to be able to keep the pounds off! Sounds promising and I hope this is true. Now keep in mind, you no longer have the metabolism of a teenager because the older you get it starts to really slow down and to keep the pounds off will be hard work but the end result will be worth it. Again, here is hoping that holds true.
     So, how have I been doing so far? Well, as of today I have lost a total of 25 lbs. Now I know some of you are doing the math in your head so I will tell you that it averages roughly to about 2 lbs per week for the past 14 weeks. It hasn't been easy but I am proud of myself. To some that may not seem to be a huge weight loss but I want to lose the weight slowly so that I can avoid the yo-yo dieting that is so common among many dieters. I want to eat healthier foods and meals and I want to build an attainable exercise program that I will stick with even though I have such a crazy work schedule.
     As I mentioned above I am incorporating healthier foods and meals into my diet. However, I have had a hard time trying to find recipes that were healthy but yet still taste just as good as the original fatter versions. After many weeks of scouring bookstores, websites, and such I compiled several notebooks full of recipes of meals that I could try each week to help me on my weight loss journey. Well, it was after having tried several of these recipes I decided to post some of them for you, my readers, in the hopes that you could enjoy them as much as I have. Each week under the Healthy Living tab I will try to post weekly updates of foods or recipes that I am eating or incorporating into my diet and have proven beneficial to me. Today I am starting off this series with the following recipe - Black Bean Lasagna rolls.

* Please note: I will post the recipe as a blog entry as well for those that only want the recipe.

This dish is so easy to make and it is extremely healthy for you as well. I usually double the recipe so that once I have finished baking the dish I freeze some of the lasagna rolls for later. As long as they are kept in an airtight container you can freeze them for up to 1-2 months.

Monday, November 1, 2010


I just realized that I never posted any pictures of the makeup looks that I created for Halloween.
Here are the pictures

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Technically the sale was not suppose to start until tomorrow but the code is already working!
So time to get your shop on!!!!!

Leave a comment below and let me know what you are planning on getting or have already purchased.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Every year MAC launches a huge fall colour story collection, and this year is no exception because on Thursday, MAC will deput their Fabulous Felines Collection. This years fall colour story feautures soft, subtle coordinating tones in 3 color waves. One in greyed-down tones of blues and purple/lavender, another pulls in more honey and amber tones, and the third goes deep and smokey with a grenish cast. A coordinating trend bag will be featured with each collection, fabulous feline introduces Superslick Liquid Eyeliner in 9 shades. This is the anniversary to Makeup Art Cosmetics and will be featured on three primary displayers.

U.S. Launch Date: August 26th, 2010
International Launch Date: August/September 2010

MAC Fabulous Felines Part I: Palace Pedigreed

With mesmerizing emerald eyes and a plush, silvery, sable-like coat, the Russian Blue was brought by British sailors from the Archangel Isles of Northern Russia.
Snatched from the palaces of the Tsars at the behest of Queen Victoria, her smile and her great beauty were said to amuse Her Majesty. In homage to the aristocratic heritage of this silver-and-emerald Royal, we’ve created a collection of colour every bit as hypnotic and enchanting as its finely favoured feline inspiration.

Palace Pedigreed Quad Eyeshadow Quad, $36
  • Courtly Life, a frosty light beige (satin, limited edition);
  • Palace Pedigreed, a deep berry with soft pinkish pearl (satin, limited edition);
  • Quite Spoiled, a mid-tone neutral mauve (satin, limited edition);
  • Russian Blue, a deep neutral gray (matte, limited edition)

Superslick Liquid Eyeliner, $18

Superslick liquid eyeliner is an innovative dip liquid liner with intense colour payoff and a high level of coverage and allows for quick and precise application. The flexible flocked “magic tip” of the applicator is extremely easy to control. Let your eyes sparkle with this super shiny, super long-wear and water-resistant eyeliner.

  • Nocturnal, a bright silvery pearl (limited edition);
  • Smoky Noir, a dark bluish violet with soft pearl (limited edition);
  • Signature Blue, a dark navy with soft pearl (limited edition)
Pigment, $20
  • Mauvement, a cool taupe with gold pearlized pigments (limited edition, repromoted from Rushmetal);
  • Bloodline, a dark dirty browned purple (limited edition)
Plushlash Mascara, $13
  • Plushblack, a true black (permanent)
Lipstick, $14
  • Superior, a sheer lavender pink with dazzle pink pearl (Note: This MAY be a new finish called dazzle; limited edition);
  • Of Royalty, a light creamy blueish pink (cremesheen, limited edition);
  • Aristo-cat, a mid-tone frosted purple mauve (frost, limited edition);
  • Cunning, a dark berry (limited edition)
Lipglass, $14
  • Docile, a dirty lavender with pearl (limited edition);
  • Best of Breed, a light dirty blue with pearl (limited edition);
  • Lap of Luxury, a dark eggplant with pearl (limited edition)
Cremestick Liner, $15
  • Beurre, a dirtied plum (cream, permanent)
Mineralize Blush, $21
  • Pet Me, a light yellowish pink with soft pearl (limited edition)

MAC Fabulous Felines Part II: Leopard Luxe

Wild, like her sleek sisters of the forest — the Ocelots and lightning-fast Lynx — the long-limbed, lithe ginger Ocicat boasts legs like a legendary supermodel, and a persona every bit as exotic.
But appearances can be deceiving — this is the kitten that roars, the lion that purrs, the wild thing that seems to possess a tender, kittenish cuddle. To wit: A colour collection as fierce as it looks, but as feminine as it feels…lips, cheeks and eyes that betray both sensual vulnerability and spectacular power.

Leopard Luxe Eyeshadow Quad, $36

  • Wild by Nature, a mid-tone camel (matte, limited edition);
  • Style Predator, a frosted mid-tone yellowish orange (veluxe pearl, limited edition);
  • Notoriety, a mid-tone brown with golden pearl (velvet, limited edition, repromoted from Makeup Art Cosmetics);
  • Furiously Fabulous, a frosted warm black (veluxe pearl, limited edition)

Superslick Liquid Eyeliner, $18
A new dip liquid liner, which is supposed to offer intense color payoff with high coverage and a quick and precise application;
  • Pure Snow, a bright yellowish gold pearl (limited edition);
  • For Glamour, a mid-tone grey with soft pearl (limited edition);
  • On the Hunt, a true black (limited edition)
Pigment, $20
  • Lithe- warm nude with gold pearlized pigments (frost)
  • Old Gold- high frosted tarnished gold (frost)
    Plushlash Mascara, $13
    • Plushblack, a true black (permanent)
    Lipstick, $14
    • Out Minxed, a light yellow (glaze, limited ddition)
    • Drive Me Wild, a mid-tone warm coral with golden pearl (cremesheen, limited edition)
    • Powerful, a mid-tone bronze with dazzle multi-pearl (dazzle, limited edition)
    • The Prowl, a creamy dark chocolate (lustre, limited edition)
    Lipglass, $14
    • A Quiet Roar Pale, a white gold (limited edition)
    • Schemer, a mid-tone yellowish camel with red and gold pearl (limited edition)
    • Wildly Refined, a mid-tone coral with gold pearl (limited edition)
    Cremestick Liner, $15
    • Creamola, a low-down tan (cream, permanent)
    • Cremekiss, a clean apricot coral (cream, limited edition)
    Mineralize Blush, $21
    • Utterly Game, a warm peach with soft pearl

    MAC Fabulous Felines Part III: Burmese Beauty

    Shades of sable, champagne, and teak-olive, the Burmese is saucer-eyed and sensually compelling, prized for her sophistication and intelligence but woefully ill-equipped for the real world — she should never be let outside!
    Luxury, pampering, excess — all attend the Burmese in her indulgent glory. A colour collection that celebrates the well-cared-for, and exalts in her high-borne right to be spoiled…she knows how to get what she wants. She’s a creature of luxury, and should be treated as such.

    Burmese Beauty Eyeshadow Quad, $36
    • Prized, a pale yellowish beige (satin, limited edition)
    • Skintone 2, a mid-tone gold (frost, limited edition)
    • Quite Spoiled, a mid-tone neutral mauve (satin, limited edition, repromoted from Makeup Art Cosmetics)
    • Burmese Beauty, a frosted brownish green (lustre, limited edition)

     Superslick Liquid Eyeliner, $18
    • Desires & Devices, a sparkling dark green
    • Definitely Feline, a chocolate brown with soft pearl
    • Treat Me Nice, an emerald green with soft pearl
    Pigment, $20
    • Gold Stroke, a mid-tone chocolate brown with red pearl (repromoted)
    • Antique Green, a turquoise green with green pearlized pigments (repromoted)
    Plushlash Mascara, $13
    • Plushblack, a true black (permanent)
    Lipstick, $14
    • Pet Me Please, a frosted light dirty mauve (frost)
    • To Pamper, Creamy mid-tone taupe (Lustre)
    • Liquid, a light yellow green with dazzle multi-pearl (dazzle)
    • Kittenish, a deep red berry (cremesheen)
    Lipglass, $14
    • Spree Pink, a champagne taupe
    • Jealous Light, a dirty green with pearl
    • Fancy Cat, a dark dirty brown with pearl
    Cremestick Liner, $15
    • Velvetella, a blackened plum (cream, permanent)
    Mineralize Blush, $21
    • The Soft Meow, a mid-tone golden bronze with soft pearl

    Monday, August 16, 2010


    LORAC cosmetics is having their 70% off sale right now.
    Just click on the link below to start shopping & saving NOW!!!


    Sunday, August 15, 2010

    BEAUTY IN A BOX: Classic Eye Kit ($103 Value)

    Exclusively at SEPHORA

    Beauty In A Box: Classic Eye Kit ($103 Value)

    What it is:
    A limited-edition kit featuring a handpicked collection of our favorites from Laura Mercier, plus a how-to guide.

    What it does:
    Sephora has teamed up with Laura Mercier to bring you this exclusive "Beauty in a Box" set featuring all the products, shades, tools, and techniques you need to achieve Laura's "Classic Eye," plus a step-by-step tutorial. Available for a limited time only.

    This set contains:
    - 0.1 oz Wheat Eye Basics
    - 2 x 0.09 oz Stellar/Topaz Eye Colour Duo
    - 0.03 oz Black Thickening and Building Mascara
    - 0.03 oz Black Ebony Eye Liner
    - Double-Ended Eye Colour and Flat Eye Liner Brush

    At $42 this set is such a great deal because if you were to purchase the items separately you would spend a great deal more on buying the individual items. So this is an excellent way for those of you who are new to the Laura Mercier brand to try her products without spending a small fortune. I just recently purchased this set myself and I am eagerly awaiting its delivery. Just let me know if you would like for me to do a review on any of these products and I will try my best to get right on it.

    Friday, August 13, 2010

    Bath & Body Works Accessories Summer 2010 VIP Bag

    Back by popular demand, Bath and Body Works Summer bag is now available!!!! Last time they had this bag it sold out in a matter of days. So hurry and get yours before they are gone for good....

    Exclusive VIP Bag features a few very impressive products. It makes the perfect gift, but once you see what's inside, you won't want to give it away! This see-through tote comes with a full-size Shower Gel (10 oz.), Body Lotion (8 oz.) and Fragrance Mist (8 oz.) in Forever Sunshine, Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel in Nectarine Mint (8 oz.), a Blue Scentbug and eight extra refill pads, Home Fragrance Oil in Pineapple Orchid (0.33 fl oz), C.O. Bigelow Mentha Sheer Lip Tint in Vanilla Mint (0.5 oz.), a PocketBac in Fresh Market Apple (1 oz.) with a pink swirl holder, our striped resusable tote, a white gauze sponge and a preview of our newest fragrance, Dark Kiss in a 2 oz. Body Lotion.
    • Over an $88 value!
    • Limit one per order
    • 13" x 4 1/2" x 10 1/2"
    • Please note: The V.I.P Bag offer cannot be combined with a promotional code
    $20 with $30 Purchase! Last Chance! 

    Friday, July 2, 2010


     New from MAC cosmetics...
    This two-in-one mascara is an innovative way to customize your lashes. Select and shimmy brush from root to tip for desired effect - naturally defined, or full-on dramatic! State-of-the-art conditioning and hydrating formula prevents parching and flake-outs.

    Two-in-one mascara that lets you choose if you want lashes to be naturally defined, or instantly combed and loaded for full-on drama. Easy to use dual-wiper system allows this lightweight formula to go on either way. One wiper refines the application for a clean sweep, while the other loads the lashes for greater impact.

    As of June 28th these will only be available online for now @ Nordstrom and MAC. However next month they will be available at other locations on August 19th (Nordstrom Stores), September 16th (all locations).
    International Launch Date
    : October 2010

    Pricing:  $18.00 USD

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    No Make-up Meltdowns on!

    I was going through my e-mails this morning and I came across this one from Urban Decay cosmetics advertising their latest product; their new setting sprays...

    Hmmm, kinda reminds me of MAC Fix+ but with these you have three to choose from depending on your skin type. Yes, I'm intrigued and I sense a review coming soon on these too! I think a stop by my local Sephora store is in the works to see if they are carrying these products yet. What are your thoughts? Are you excited or is this another product to add to an already cluttered makeup counter. Leave a comment below telling me what you think. ♥

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010


    So how long do you keep your makeup products? Do you label them with the purchase date so you can monitor if it is time to toss it out? I know that I am guilty of keeping stuff way past the expiration point. I give the products the old sniff and smell test and if it doesn't cause the gag reflex to kick in then I'm keeping it. I know, I know, that is totally unsanitary but I adore that beautiful one of a kind ______________ (fill in the blank with your favorite product) to death and I'll never be able to duplicate it!!!! How many times have you thought that or heard one of your friends say that exact same thing? Admit it, we have all at one time or another thought that. Well, you need to get past it, cause your health is a lot more important than your favorite beauty product that is starting to wreck havoc on your face and should have been tossed ages ago. Read on as the Stila Experts weigh in and guide you step by step on what to keep and how long is too long.

    General Safety Measures
    • Wash your hands before putting on makeup to avoid the spread of bacteria.
    • Wash brushes once a week. See cleaning methods below.
    • Wash sponges once a week and discard monthly.
    • Don't share makeup.
    • For makeup items that you use on a daily basis, such as mascara, foundation, powder, and moisturizers, try and only open and use one at a time. Finish it completely before you open a new one.
    • If makeup begins to change color, smell, separate or look off, you should throw it out.
    • If you can't remember when you bought a piece of makeup, toss it.


    Eye Shadow - recommended good for 12 months after opening

    Cream Eye Shadow - recommended good for 12-18 months after opening

    Pencil Eye Liner - recommended good for 12 months after opening

    • Includes Smudge Sticks, Kajal and Smudge Pots
    • Sharpen regularly to get rid of bacteria
    • Includes Convertible Eye Color, Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner
    Liquid Eye Liner - recommended good for 6 months after opening

    • Includes Convertible Eye Color, Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner
    • Toss if it gets dry or starts to smell off
    Mascara - recommended good for 6 months after opening

    • Toss if it gets dry or starts to smell off
    • Avoid over pumping your mascara as this allows air into the moist environment, creating a breeding ground for bacteria

    • If you get an eye infection, stop using makeup for at least two weeks and toss all of your eye makeup.


    Lipstick - recommended good for 12-24 months after opening

    • Can store in refrigerator to extend life
    • Toss if it changes color or starts to smell off
    • Includes Long Wear Lip Color (12M)
    Lip Liner - recommended good for 12 months after opening

    • Sharpen regularly to get rid of bacteria
    Lip Gloss - recommended good for 12 months after opening

    • Includes Lip Glazes, Long Wear Liquid Lip Color, Lip Enamel
    Lip Color - recommended good for 6 months after opening


    • Don't use lip products if you develop a cold sore. Toss out any products that have been used on a cold sore to prevent spreading.

    Powder - recommended good for 36 months after opening

    • Includes Sheer Pressed Powder
    • Toss it if it changes color or begins to clump.
    Oil-Free Liquid Foundation - recommended good for 24 months after opening

    • Includes Natural Finish Oil Free Makeup
    Oil-Based Liquid Foundation - recommended good for 24 months after opening

    • Includes Illuminating Liquid Foundation
    Compact Foundation - recommended good for 18 months after opening

    • Includes Illuminating Powder Foundation
    One Step Foundation - lasts 6 months after opening

    Foundation Tips:

    • Toss if changes color, separates, begins to smell off or dries up.
    • Foundations with pumps will last longer. If the foundation bottle requires you to dab your fingers in it, it should be replaced every 6-8 months.
    • Can store in refrigerator to extend life
    Liquid Concealer - recommended good for 24 months after opening

    • toss if it changes color or separates. Also, wipe the applicator off after each use to prevent introducing bacteria into the tube
    Stick Concealer - recommended good for 12 months after opening

    • For stick concealers, toss if it becomes dry and loses coverage. In general, stick concealers will last longer.
    Powder Blush - recommended good for 12-24 months after opening

    Powder Bronzer - recommended good for 12 months after opening

    Cream Blush - recommended good for 6-12 months after opening

    • Includes Convertible Color, Prime Color (6M)
    Cheek Stain - recommended good for 3 months after opening

    • Includes Stila Crushes
    Tinted Moisturizer - refer to expiration date on the package

    • Includes Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer, Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer
    • Toss if changes color, separates, or begins to smell off.

    • There is not as high of risk of infection with face makeup products; however, face products will become less effective over time.
    • Try to avoid using your fingers to remove product from a container. Use a brush or spoon instead. This will help prevent bacteria from entering the product.

    As mentioned above, proper and frequent cleaning of your makeup brushes will greatly reduce your risk of infections or irritations. Here are some general tips on how to clean your brushes (can be used on all Stila brushes):

    1. Use warm water to clean the brushes
    2. Apply either a small amount of mild shampoo, antibacterial soap or brush cleanser.
    3. Gently lather the brush and rinse under warm water until the water comes out clear and all makeup has been removed.
    4. Squeeze out the excess water in the brushes.
    5. Lay the brushes flat on a towel and allow them to air dry.

    So do you have any tips for prolonging the life of your makeup that were not mentioned above? Leave a comment and share it with us! ♥

    Friday, June 18, 2010

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    During lunch today, I will definitely be making a visit to my local ULTA store so I can pick up some of the Smashbox Naked Beauty items! For those girls, myself included, who shy away from the sun, these are the products to keep handy if you want to give your skin that bronzed glow without having to suffer outside in the hot sun to achieve it! Let me know; do you have any plans to hit up the ULTA store and if so what items do you have on your shopping list?

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