Monday, December 27, 2010

Arm Candy: Jimmy Choo Scarlet Printed Tote

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Random Info: 10 Ways to Live Longer

~ Look For the Laugh
People with a good sense of humor increased their odds of survival by 31 percent, according to a 2006 Norwegian study of critically ill patients. When something strikes you as funny, your body produces less aging stress hormones, explains Dr. Bruce Rabin, medical director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Healthy Lifestyle Program. 
~ Pop Five Pills
The daily doses for your health and longevity: one multivitamin; 600 milligrams of DHA/omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil) for brain function; 1,000 IU vitamin D for bone and heart health; 600 milligrams of calcium for bones; and 200 milligrams of magnesium to counteract the bloat and constipation that calcium can cause, says Dr. Michael Roizen, co-author of You: Staying Young. ***For maximum absorption, take half a multivitamin at breakfast, half at dinner.***
~ Don't Gum Up the Works
One little strand of floss can keep disease at bay. "Flossing prevents gingivitis, which ages your arteries and immune system," Dr. Roizen says. In fact, studies show that people with gum disease have an increased risk of heart disease and a higher mortality rate. 
~ Talk and Walk
You probably already know that walking 30 minutes a day is great for you—but bringing a friend along is even better. You not only get the antiaging benefits of physical activity but also the social contact that helps bolster immunity and reduce stress, says Dr. Roizen. People over 70 with a lot of friends live an average of 22 percent longer than those with few personal connections, a 10-year Australian study found. 
~Taste the Rainbow
The more naturally colorful your diet, the healthier it is. Vibrantly hued fruits and veggies are loaded with antioxidants, says Dr. Mark Liponis, medical director of Canyon Ranch resorts and author of Ultra Longevity. Fill your grocery cart, lunch bag, and dinner plate with a ROYGBIV array of produce. 
~ Aim for Your Optimal Weight
Sticking close to your teenage weight is good for your health and your vanity. Gaining a lot between the ages of 18 and 40 is particularly dangerous because "every 10 percent increase in weight raises blood pressure, and high blood pressure is one of the major factors affecting aging," says Dr. Roizen. Plus, lowering your daily caloric intake by 10 to 20 percent seems to be linked to a longer life, says Dr. Terry Grossman, co-author of Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever
~ Do Some Good
People who volunteer live longer and have fewer overall health problems, including depression and heart disease, than those who don't, according to a 2007 review of more than 30 studies. "It's a way to make friends and build social networks, and it gives people a sense of purpose," Dr. Rabin says.
~ De-Stress with Intimacy 
Sex has been linked to lower blood pressure and a heartier immune system. "It relaxes you and helps strengthen your relationship with your partner, which in turn increases longevity," explains Dr. Grossman. To wit, one study found that women who said they enjoyed sex lived longer than those who didn't.
 ~ Finish Those Annoying Tasks
The burden of leaving a lot unfinished on your to-do list—think de-cluttering closets or paying a stack of bills—can have the same cumulative impact on health as a major life event like divorce or a death, research has shown. This sort of generalized stress can age you the equivalent of eight years, Dr. Roizen says.

~ Hit the Sack 
Seven to eight hours of shut-eye a night is ideal, research shows. "Sleep deprivation increases the risk of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, and weakens your immune system," explains Dr. Liponis. To achieve the deepest rest, he recommends sleeping in a cool, pitch-dark room—use eyeshades for a blackout effect if you need to.
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Review: The Brush Guard

Hi, Everyone! Today I have a review for you. Sometime ago I order the Brush Guard(s) from Coastal Scents. (OMG I LUV that site.). I had seen these things being used by Michelle Phan on youtube in one her of videos. (I can't remember which one so....I am not even going to act like I do.) I was on coastal scents site and I noticed that they carried them. I order the variety pack. (which is good because it has the guards for you eye, blush, face and etc brushes). From the first time I used them I was instanly in love with them. I use them when I am cleaning my brushes to dry them  right side down in a cup. Below is picture so you can fully understand what I am talking about. They really help with keeping your brushes in shape and help the brushes dry correctly.  Here is coastal scents website link to order them. The brush guard .

They offer different pack for brushes but all cost $4.95 per pack.  Until next time.............Enjoy!
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Shoes to die for: L.A.M.B Veena Sandals

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Agran Oil

Hello, Everyone! I know that I have been away for awhile. (Super busy with school. But now I am on winter break) So, I am back and you know what means..updates for you guys. Let's begin shall we.... Okay I know that everyone has been talking about Argan Oil. Now I have yet to try but I know that alot of you are currently using or just as curious I am about it. I discovered this company's website and low and be hold they have a ton of tips and you can also order products from them. Here are the tips that I think would be most helpful to you all! To place an order here is the website info:

~ Argan oil fights wrinkles due to premature aging, in particular crow’s feet (wrinkles under the eyes).
~ The presence of Squalene helps keep skin soft. Due to degeneration our skin loses its softness and tightness which are one of the most apparent symptoms of aging. Argan oil fights against these degeneration effects.
~ Because of the abundance of Vitamin E, much more than other natural oils, Argan oil is good for reducing skin irritation and minor ailments.
~ Great as a simple moisturizer in small amounts.
~ Argan oil helps to regulate sebum production and keeps it to a manageable level which makes it just as good for oily skin. Sebum is the substance secreted by sebaceous glands, which keeps the skin wet and protects against dryness. But in excess, sebum is bad for the skin and can cause acne.
~ Argan oil helps to prevent stretch marks on skin made by pregnancy.
~ Argan oil is frequently used in the treatment of skin conditions like Acne, Chickenpox and Psoriasis.
~ Because of the protein content the oil is also very good for the elasticity of skin. It strengthens the protein bonding structures in the skin that works to tighten the skin.
~ Also great for cuticles, the oil gives strength to weak nails. It can also strengthen the delicate skin at the root of nails and makes it smooth.
Applying Argan oil
For pure raw Argan oil, only a few drops are sufficient to apply to the whole face. Usually applied by a dropper the oil can be used at night as a moisturizing agent. It is non-greasy and non-oily and absorbs into the skin readily and does not leave any oily feel if used in the appropriate amount. It can also be used as a base for make-up because of its non-oily nature.
For nails, an equal mixture of lemon juice and Argan oil is all that is needed. Dip your nails and cuticles into the mixture for about 10 minutes. The treatment will increase the softness of cuticles and strengthen the nails.
On the scalp drop the oil into the desired area and rub in. It can also be used as a conditioner for hair. Use a small amount and run your fingers through your hair.
Until next time.........Enjoy! Xoxo 
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sale(s): Becca/ Urban Decay/ Tarte (Friends & Family Sales)

(site: Get 20% off and free standard shipping by using promo code FF1210 at checkout. Valid until today through12/10/2010.
(site: Get 40% off by using the promo code FFDEC at checkout. Offer only valid on and cannot be combined with any other offer. Promo code expires 11:50 pm EST on 12/13/10.
(site: Get 25% off by using the code 1FFNF at checkout from December 6th – 12th. Discount does not apply to Book of Shadows Volume III, Nake Palette, and Zero or Bourbon 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils.

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Arm Candy: Mini Decca Studded Leather Hobo

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Random Tips #4

Hey! I am back with some more tips for you....Enjoy!

~ Have you ever had candle wax spill onto your carpet? The best way to clean up the spill is by first, remove any excess wax that you can without disturbing the carpeting pile. Cut a paper grocery bag to make a flat surface large enough to fully cover the spill, and place over the wax. With a warm (not too hot!) iron, press down on the bag and move in small circles. The wax should liquefy, creating a grease-like stain that will appear on the bag. Continue moving the bag to a new clean area, and then repeat until all of the wax attaches itself to the bag.
If there is extra-stubborn residue remaining, you can try applying an ice cube to re-harden the melted wax, then repeat the process. ( Note: For berber carpets, be sure not to tug at any of the fiber loops as that can cause a run that can span the length of the carpet!) ***PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN USING THE IRON MAKING SURE THAT DOES COME IN CONTACT WITH YOUR SKIN. AND MAKE SURE THAT WHEN USE IT ON YOUR CARPET THAT YOU ALWAYS PLACE IT OVER THE BROWN PAPER BAG AND NOT DIRECTLY ON YOUR CARPET. SO THAT WAY YOU DON'T MESS UP YOU CARPET AND IRON!****  (Info provided by AOLShelterpop Oct 20,2010)

~How to look good in natural light
    1. Apply in actual daylight if ppossoble: find the nearest window facing the sun and prop up a standing   mirror or buy a desktop lamp witha 'daylight' bulb.
    2. Mix foundation with a skin cream: Moisturizer blends so well with any make-up.
    3. Stipple foundation on a fluffy, buffing syntheic brush: the finish is super-understated.
    4. Blush is so flattering: powder formulas in particular have a delicate sparkle and versatility.
    5. Brighten your eyes with plae yellow: Line your eye with a pale yellow eyeliner if they are tired or red-looking. (Info provided by: Lucky Magazine May 2010)

~ Remove ink stains with glycerin:
   1. First, check the clothing label: this works on washable fabrics ONLY. Then place a clean cloth underneath the stain, inside the garment, to prevent seepage.
   2. Dip a cotton swab into the solution- you just need a tiny bit!- and rub carefully on the stain for couple of minutes.
   3.Finally, mix a few drops of gentle laundry detergent (like woolite) with a small amount of water. Apply to the stain with a fresh swab until in lathers, then wash the garment in cold water. (Info provided by: Lucky Magazine February 2010)

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sale + Sephora= Good Stuff

Hey! I know that I have not posted anything recently. (School, you know education first!) Any who,  you know that I had to let you know about the Sephora friends & family sale. Here is ALL the  info.....

Use the code FF2010 to get 20% on your purchase at Free shipping over $50.Happy Shopping!

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Long Over Due.... Thank You!

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Hi, Everyone! I hope that you are well as you are reading this post. This is not a review or a haul or anything about products. So I guess you may be wondering what is it then. Well in a word YOU! You, the person who subcribed  to it this blog or located my blog by looking for a review of a product that you wanted more information about. You may have come to enjoy this blog as much as I have. I truly do enjoy passing along my ideas, thoughts, and tips to you. It has been over a year since I started this blog. And in that amount of time I have learned a lot about the blogging process. (: But most important I have learned that there is a place for my blog in your lives. Which I would like to take the time to "THANK YOU" for those of you who taken the time read what I have to say. I really do appreciate you! Until next time...Enjoy!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Haul: Nyx Cosmetics/Bare Minerals & Maybelline

NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette(s): Secret World & Jazz Night

(Bronze Smokey Eye Kit/Single eyeshadow(s): Rock & Black)

Lip Gloss(es):Sponge Cake, Beige & Natural/ Lip Pencil(s):Natural & Cocoa/Eye
 Pencil(s): Taupe & Black

Bare Minerals Matte Foundation: Golden Dark/ Maybelline Mineral Power Foundation: Tan-dark 1

Hello! I am so excited to show you guys what I got from Ulta today. First of all, they are having an AWESOME sale on cosmetics from: Maybelline, Revlon, NYX, and Physicians Formula. At 40% off this week, the sale ends on 10-2-10.  When I went to Ulta today I mainly went to purchase the NYX Nude on Nude Palette but they were sold out ): So instead I got the Bronze Smokey Eye Kit (: . I have to admit I do like the colors. I have not done a swatch with them or anything yet. But come tomorrow I will giving them a try. Now the single eyeshadow colors I got did not take a lot of thinking about them. I think that you need a black eyeshadow. And the color Rock is black with what looks like shimmer/glitter in it. I think it would look great for an special look. The lip glosses 2 are back ups, because I will search high and low when I have misplaced or lost my favorite lipgloss of the moment. I have lost WAY to many pricey lip glosses over the years. And besides,  don't act like I am the only one who has ever given someone the evil eye when they have a lip gloss on that looks JUST LIKE the one I can no longer find.(lol...smh about that!!!)  It's one of the GREAT reasons why I LOVE Nyx lip glosses. What they cost you can get 2 for the price of what most other cosmetics would charge for 1 lip gloss.  Sponge cake looked really cute. The pencils were back-ups also. The Bare Minerals Matte Foundation was FREE. I really love my Maybelline Mineral Power Foundation. Now, I now what you may be wondering is much every cost... Well are you sitting down the grand total was......$22.49 TOTAL! So if you can get to Ulta this make sure you do it will be so worth it (: Until next time...Enjoy!

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Drug Store(s)/ Knock -offs III (NYX eyeshadows / MAC Cosmetics)

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Hello, Everyone! I have yet another dupe list for you. I hope this helps those of you are on a budget.... The is list for NYX single eye shadows that are comparable matches to MAC eye shadows. Here are their links so you see the colors swatches for yourself MAC Cosmetics: & NYX Cosmetics: Until next time... Happy shopping!

NYX Copper = MAC Coppering
NYX Rust = MAC Cranberry
NYX Golden = MAC Amber Lights
NYX Spring Flower = MAC Swish
NYX Black = MAC Carbon
NYX Champagne = MAC All That Glitters
NYX Sahara = MAC Naked Lunch
NYX Hight Light = MAC Rose Blanc
NYX White = MAC Gesso
NYX Alaska = MAC Moth Brown
NYX Violet = MAC Hepcat
NYX Mermaid Green = MAC Humid
NYX Frosted Lilac = MAC Beautiful Iris
NYX Purple = MAC Parfait Amour
NYX Frosted Flakes = MAC Shroom
NYX Irises = MAC Electric Eel
NYX Atlantic = MAC Freshwater
NYX Dark Brown = MAC Down Brown
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Please subcribe to my blog!

Hey! I have a small request from you that have to read Tales Of A Product Junkie and really enjoy the blog. Please subcribe!! I would truly appreciate you following the blog. Thank you :)
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

You Have Been Cordially Invited To Join Hautelook:

Hi, Everyone! Yes..I know that it has been awhile. I am back in school and you know what that is all, study and more study! I made the time to invite you guys to join a GREAT site that really cool. It's called Hautelook. They have sales on clothes, cosmetics, housing items, etc. At fabulous prices with discounts up to 75% per cent off on some of the sale items. So what are you waiting for use the invation link below to start saving!!! Until next time...enjoy!
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Shoes to die for: Nina Critia Sandals

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Arm Candy: Burberry Quilted Leather Hobo

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Review: Every Man Jack Face Scrub Signature Mint

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Hello, Hello! Okay so you all know that I have oily skin. Now, I have never really been a person to complain about having oily skin. I really don't mind it actually. But as you know really have to exfoliate my skin a couple of times a week. Okay right off the bat baking soda is one the best facial scrubs that you could ever get your hands, period! Over the years I have pretty much tried most of the facial scrubs on the market that you can think of. Well over the years men's  skin care has really improve. So, I needed a scrub one day and I was in Target (y'all already know much of a habit that store is to me~lmbo) anywho, I had to get some shaving gel and noticed that over in that area they carry the men's facial products so I saw this facial scrub by Every Man Jack. It was on sale so I read the back and I sold. It had ever thing that we (product junkies) could ask for from a scrub. Here is the rundown on the info: This effective, yet gentle scrub deep cleans to remove dirt and oil, leaving your skin feeling smooth and clean. Yes it does exactly that. Amazing I know, right!
Coconut-derived surfactants deep clean. Jojoba beads remove dry and dead skin. Marine extracts and Vitamin E soothe and moisturize. Signature mint fragrance refreshes plus it smells just like a pepper mint patti. No Parabens. No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. No phthalates. No Dyes. No Animal Testing.  I know that you are thinking that I am going to say that it cost like $15.00 right? Wrong... it costs between $5.00-$6.50 for a 5 fl oz (150ml) at Target. If you are in need of a scrub or a new to try next you are in the store stroll over to the men's skin care area and check out  The Every Man Jack line. Enjoy....Until next time!
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Monday, August 2, 2010

Love Her Look: Charlize Theron

Hi, Everyone! I hope that you are well as you reading this post. I have been a fan of Charlize Theron since I first saw her in the movie "Two days in the valley". She is just one of crazy beautiful woman and an amazing actress. She is someone that you cannot seem to help but look at her when she is in view. I remember a couple of years ago, when we went to movies to see the "Hancock" when it came out. The part where the camera is really close up on her face my sister and I both could not help but notice how flawless her skin appeared. And her is always pulled together in a way that makes it easy to apply to your everyday look if you wanted. I really like her make-up and hairstyle which is a general "no make-up/natural" look.  So here are pictures of Ms. Theron to view. Until next time...Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Drug Store(s) Dupes/Knock-offs II

Hey you guys guess what? I have some more of those dupes/knock-offs of the high end brands colors  that you love finding at cheaper price at the drugstore. Here are the newest additions! Until next time.....Enjoy!

Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Gloss in Groove = Nars Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight
ELF Plumping Lip Gloss in Oasis= Nars Lip Gloss in Orgasm
L'oreal Colour Juice Lip Gloss in Caramel Creme= Nars Lip Gloss in Greek Holiday
Jordana Pretty Shine Lip Gloss in Lovely = Lancome Color Fever Lipgloss in Heatstroke
MAC Lip Glass in Nymphette = Milani Crystal Gloss in Summer Baby
Maybelline Moisture Extreme in Roseberry = MAC Craving
ELF Moisture Care Lip Color in Ruby Slipper = Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Fireberry
Maybelline Color Sensational in Born With It = MAC Angel
Rimmel Moisture Renew in Sunset = MAC Viva Glam V

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Make-up Brushes Shopping list

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Hey! I hope that you well. As you all know I love make-up brushes. I am always saying that you don't have spend a ton of money on brushes. Recently, a good friend of mine was in the process of wanting to purchase some new brushes. Well she went to the make-up counter of one the brands she likes. When she started to notice the prices of the brushes she almost ran out of the store. She called me and asked where could she some brushes that would not brake the bank while giving her great application. I told her to go to Michael's ( yes, the craft store). Below you will find a list of brushes that I gave her that I used before to purchase my bushes. I hope you enjoy. Until next time...
129= Loew-Cornell: 1″ Round 277: Powder Blush Brush

134= Coastal Scents Large Paddle Face brush or Loew Cornell 1″ Maxine’s Mop : Powder Brush

136= Loew Cornell Maxine's Mop 1 inch brush Powder Brush

150= Loew Cornell XXL Brown brushes (goat hair) Large Powder Brush

187= Sonia Kashuk Highlighting Brush or Coastal Scents Duo Fiber Stippling Brush

190= Loew Cornell 1 inch Filbert brush: Foundation Brush

194= Loew Cornell #8 Filbert brush : Concealer Brush

208 = Loew-Cornell: 1/8″ Angled : Angled Brow

217 = Loew-Cornell: 1/4′ MM. Mini Mop : Blending Brush

224= Coastal Scents Sable Blending Brush or Loew-Cornell: 272 Dome (M): Blending Brush

226= Coastal Scents Tapered Blending Brush, Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush

228= Loew Cornell Maxine's Mop 1/4 brush : Mini Shader Brush

239= Loew Cornell Maxine's Mop 3/8 brush : Shading Brush

242= Loew Cornell Filbert 7500 C : Shader Brush

252= Loew-Cornell: 270 Maxinne Mop : Large Shader Brush

266= Loew-Cornell: 1/4″ Angled : Small Angle Brush

269= Loew-Cornell: 3/8″ Angled : Medium Angle Brush

Here are some more that I was not able to compare that will still be great to add to your brush collection and in case you cannot find them in the store. Here are websites to check also:

Simply Simmons (available @ Michaels) :
- 1" Flat wash
- #12 Filbert
- 1/4 Filbert angle shader

sites to order from:

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Love Her Look: Kerry Washington

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Hello! I hope that you are doing as you are reading this. I have to admit that I am just like the rest of you when it comes to having certain celebrities that capture your attention with their choice of fashion sense (or the stylist they pay for that fashion sense~LOL), Hair, Make-up, etc... You get where I am going with this right?! We all have this list of celebrities who we love to know so we can raid their closets in order get the "can't be seen in the same stuff twice" from them (admit it, don't act like I would be the only one to day dream about that perk from being friends~ lol)! To me Kerry Washington is one of those celebs I have on my list. I have seen alot of movies in which she stars. And I just love her "natural" make-up that she pulls off each and every time. I hope that you enjoy the photos of her that I have posted until next time! Enjoy...

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Random Tips # 3

Hi, Everyone! I am here with more tips for you guys. Hopefully, you will find them useful like the other ones..Enjoy!

~ Ran out of lotion or conditioner?  Cut open the containers of the product(s) to expose the remaining product that is still in there. I always do this before throwing the bottles. There often a good bit of product to still use.  ***be careful when doing so, in order to make sure that you don't injure yourself***

~Cleaning tarnished jewelry: Products needed: baking soda, aluminum foil, and a large glass dish. How to use it: Line the dish with foil and place your jewelry on top- just don't overcrowd too much. Sprinkle with baking soda, cover with boiling water, and let it all soak for 10 minutes. (The tarnish gets transferred to the foil. And everything will come out looking shiny).

~ Pillow case containers make great containers to use when you travel or even for handbag. They are really durable plus since they are clear you can see what is inside.

~ Almost out of lip gloss.. Place the gloss in a cup of hot water and in about 15 minutes the last of the lip gloss that is in the sides if tube will reached by the applicator.

Until next time...Xoxo!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How To Fix A Broken Eye Shadow

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Hello, everyone! Did you know, you can easily fix broken shadows? Let me tell you how.....

Just by putting a few drops of rubbing alcohol into each one and mix to make a muddy texture, re-mold into shape, then let dry. A fixed shadow and the color and texture remain intact. I cannot tell you how many shadows, blushes, and face powders I've saved by using this quick trick! Until next time enjoy....
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Review: MAC Fix + Spray ~useful tips~

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Hey! I know that it has been a VERY long time since I posted a review. And I do apologize for that. Just been super interrupted. Any way I have a review and tips for you about the MAC Fix+ Spray. When I first purchased this product I got have to admit that I got sucked into buying it (guilty of watching one to many of the AWESOME videos from the oh so many make-up people on Youtube). I just had to have it (that product junkie know how it is). I when to the closest MAC store near where I live to get it and once I had it in my hands I had no idea what to use it for. The lady in the lady store was a bit helpful giving the smallest detail for it's use as a setting spray after you finished applying your make-up. Well you all know that I wear mineral make-up. If you happen to wear mineral make-up, you all to well a wear of how powdery it can look sometimes after you have applied it. The same goes for using ANY type of foundation which can look a bit like a mask sometimes. This spray is GREAT for taking away that powdery, mask look and give it more of a second skin/natural look effect. The spray costs $18.00(before tax). It really great for the skin over all. This spray is awesome because it is an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. In addition to using it as a setting spray here are the other uses for the Fix+ Spray:

~finishing spray to set your make-up.
~ refresher spray to soothe your skin during the day.
~ relieves dry, sunburned skin.
~ use as a  moisturizing toner during your daily skin regimen. 
~ for use as after shave relief to calm skin.
~mixing medium for pigments, eye shadows, powder liners.
~ for applying  MAC mineral eye shadows and mineral skinfinish.  

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Monday, May 31, 2010

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Horchow Handbag Cakes

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How cute are these CAKES? Yes, they are cakes. They just look to good to eat. When I saw them, I thought that you would enjoy them. Which I hope do ;) Until next time! Enjoy...

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Arm Candy: Valentino Laceland Tote

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Review: MAC Paint Pot in Painterly - VS- NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone

Hello! Lately I have been using eyeshadow bases like crazy. Now, you know how much I LOVE MAKE-UP PRIMER, right??. Well I've been trying out different bases to use under my eyeshadow everyday.  For the most part I will generally grab what my whatever is near me to use as my eyeshadow base (concealer, foundation, jumbo eye pencils,etc). I have had the MAC paint pot for while and since I got it. I have used it barely, but I do enjoy having it. While on the other hand I use the NYX jumbo eye pencils at least 2-4 times a week as a base. So, now most of you know I love me so NYX products! Well in the last few months they have come out with these WONDERFUL eyeshadow bases. There are 3 base colors in total which are Skin Tone, Pearl, and White. The nyx bases are to help hold the color all day. Which I can say is true. Now, MAC paint pot in Painterly has quite a following in it's own right also. This is a wonderful base as well. And does a GREAT job also at keeping eye color in it's place as well. So, I was curious as to see how they compare to each other. Today, I applied my mac paint pot on one eye and the nyx eyeshadow base on the other. They both are equal in staying power and giving you the color impact you want and need from a base. So if you need great eyeshadow base these are two AWESOME options for you to choose from. The MAC paint pot(s) cost $16.50 and the NYX eyeshadow base(s) cost $7.00. Also you may luck up and be able to catch a NYX cosmetics on sale in your area or at If you are looking for MAC check your mall or Until next time.....Enjoy!
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Review: Coastal Scents Flat Mineral Bronzer Buffer Large Brush & NYX Cosmetics Haul


Hi , Everyone
This is a review about the brush in the middle from Coastal Scents. I purchased it for just under $5.00.( I know such a great deal, right?) Here is the website if you on the market for a new brush. The rest of the stuff is some NYX products that I got from Ulta are as follows:
~ 2 Eyeshadow base(s) in Skin Tone and White.
~ 2 Jumbo Eye Pencil(s)in Dark Brown and French Fries
~ 8 Mega Shine Lip Gloss(es) in Desert, Tanned, Smokey Look, Sweet Heart, Frosteed Walnut, Hot Fudge, French Kiss, and Natural.

I use mineral make-up as you all know. I have been searching high and low for a brush that I could use for everyday. Plus, I did not want it to cost to much. I noticed that the ELF line had a brush that looks very similar in their brush collection. Which I also learned that the ELF brush handle may come undone in no time, no matter what time length I used it. That was something that was I NOT willing to take a chance on. Anyway, I remembered that Coastal Scents sells cosmetic brushes at affordable prices. When I saw this brush it was EXACTLY what I wanted along with a matching price. I called and spoke to one of there customer service reps (who was really nice and friendly). Who answered all of my questions about the brush. I placed my order on a Wednesday. I received my brush on that following Saturday. When I received my brush it did not have any foul smell when I received it either! Just a really GREAT brush! GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE & GREAT PRODUCTS what more could I ask for. Here is the website:
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FREE Mary Kay Make-over!!

Hey! I just wanted to let ALL of you know who MARY KAY COSMETICS. This is a wonderful rep who I just adore, and a really nice person to deal with and order from. Here is her information.... Veronica Slade hi friends, I have a challenge to make, I am now a Mary Kay Consultant and to make it to the next level I have to do 100 facials by April 15, 2010 so I thought I would call my friends to help me out and give them a bonus at the same time. I will give Free Mary Kay product for letting me host a Mary Kay... Party at your home. Just call me to discuss the party and set a time and date. You can also check out what I have to offer by going to my website: call me 818-430-5985 to discuss. Until next time enjoy....
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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chi Infra Line For Hair Care

Hey Y'all! In the last year I have, had to change my hair regimen to make it more healthy. In my search I have come across one of the best hair care line(s) EVER!!!! I love this stuff. It is so awesome that it really does not matter what your type is this will make your hair SHINE  like never before. For real... I got the duos combo packs at Ulta. Which if you have been wanting to try the chi line this is the perfect way to do so! Since the products purchased indivduality can cost a pretty penny. And if you only purchase one product from the Chi line look into the Silk Fusion. If you blow out your hair it really seems to make the blow drying go faster but also make your style last a day or so longer. Now you can also find Chi Products in Target and other stores. Happy Shopping! Until next time Enjoy......Xoxo!!!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Make-up Remover & Facial Cleanser

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Hello! You all know how much "I LOVE MAKE-UP", right? And how much I love to talk about it. I just noticed that I have not mentioned how and what I use to remove the make-up at night!! Before I use my Dermalogica face wash. I use the wonderful cream as the first step in my night routine.Okay, I have to confess to you guys ready? Here it comes as much as I luv my mineral make-up. It can very stubborn to remove at night. If you don't get it ALL off of your skin. It can lead to breakouts and what not! So make-up removal is VERY IMPORTANT!!!! My favorite is St. Ives fresh skin make-up remover. I use about the size of a quarter for my face and rub it into my skin. Then use a little bit of water to make a little active and then take a wash cloth to remove it. And WOW.. everything is removed. I really love how well it works on my eye make-up also. I really like how gentle it is on skin. And it does not contain animal by-products and not tested on animals either (happy, happy, joy, joy)! It costs under $5.00 is which great because it is a good size bottle (6oz.). You can find it at all the drug stores and etc. So next time you need a new make-up remover check this one out. Until next time....Enjoy! Xoxo
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Beauty Tag: 40 Questions!!

Hello! I have something really fun to do a beauty tag. When you guys have some some time I would like for you to copy and paste your own beauty tag in the comment box. I think that would be fun! Until next time....enjoy! Xoxo Y

-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice a day (once in the morning; once in the evening)
-What skin type do you have?
-What is your current facial wash?
Dermalogica Clearing Wash
-Do you exfoliate?
Yes, 2-3 a week
-What brand do you use?
L'oreal Men's Expert Power Buff Anti-Roughness Exfoliator (f.y.i.:This is cheaper to buy than the scrubs made for women. That do the exact same thing for our skin)
-What moisturizer do you use?
Aveeno moisturizer and night cream
-Do you have freckles?
-Do you use eye cream?
Yes, L'oreal Eye Defense Eye Cream & Vaseline
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Yes, I have acne-prone;oily skin
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?

-What foundation do you use?
I have couple: Mineral Power in Tan, Super Stay 24hr in Cocoa, Iman foundation in Earth 3
-How about concealer?
Mineral Power in Dark
-Do you know your undertone color?
Yes, Yellow (or golden)
-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
They work great for some people just not me~LOL
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
-What brand of mascara do you use?
Lancome or L'oreal
-Sephora or MAC?
Sephora, more brands to choose from ;)
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
I wish
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Eye, foundation, power brushes (A post is in the works about what brushes to use for what)
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, I got a couple of set(s) that Ulta had last for eye and face primer. But I also use NYX Jumbo eye pencils for base on my eyes as well.
-For the face?
I will use the primer from Ulta or  Monistat Chafing Gel
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
My favorite brands at the moment are L'oreal HIP & Nyx Eyeshadows
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Both. Liquid on the upper lash line and pencil on the lower lash line.
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Ah, zero. Or at least very rarely.
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
They are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
-Do you use mineral makeup?
-What is your favorite lipstick?
Either MAC or Maybelline Color Sensational in Nearly There.
-How about lipgloss?
MAC in shock-o-late; L'oreal' HIP in pixie; Rimmel in East Side Snob
-What is your favorite blush to use?
At the moment Bare Minerals in Glee
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Not recently, but I have in the past.
-Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes, I Luv it!
-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
Not very often, it's to far from where I live :(
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Sometimes, not as much as I was in the beginningof using it.
-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
White eyeliner on the upper lash line, visible lip liner.
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like ALL shades of make-up it will depend on my mood.
-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Charlize Theron, Gabrielle Union, and Kerry Washington.
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Lip Gloss.
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes. You have to give your skin a break from it all once in a while.
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I hope so.. I haven't had anyone run from me. LOL
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line(s)?
Bare Mineral, NYX, & L'oreal HIP
-What do you think of Makeup??
I think it is a beautiful thing!!  Don't you? ;)
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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cosmetic Website

Okay, I have found another site that offers really good deals on make-up. They carry a lot of discounted products. Which is wonderful... The prices are nice also. But enough with all the writing here is the site link for you. Until next time, enjoy......Xoxo!
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash Acne Treatment

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For a while now I have been using this face wash from Dermalogica. I wanted to really test it out before I let you know what I think of it. Well I am very impress by this product. I came this because I was in the market for a new face wash a couple of months ago. I looked into EVERY brand that is out on the market. You see, I have never been one to complain about my skin (however, once in a while it does happen ;) I have oily, acne skin. My acne is very bad (whiteheads, blackhead, cystic) have always been a problem for me. Plus the fact that I have dealing with acne scars. So I needed something that would deal with all that PLUS not dry out my skin. I did so much research on every line out their that I am pretty sure that I know all of the lines that are out there that most likely talk about them in my sleep!! LOL...  One day while I was in my beloved Ulta,  I came across the face wash. I did digging into it and decided to purchase the face wash. Now, please keep in mind that it is NOT CHEAP the 8.4 oz costs $32.00. And the 16.9 oz costs $48.00 (this is the size that I purchased) If I have to be broke it should for the full size... Just know that when you use it you ONLY NEED a pea-size of the wash to clean your face. It's a non-irritating, naturally-foaming cleanser that provides control of breakouts and excess surface oils. It contains Salicylic Acid to slough off dead skin cells to clear clogged pores, helping to prevent future breakouts. It's really soothing, and also has naturally-antiseptic extracts of Balm Mint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Burdock and Camphor in it to calm congested skin. Plus contains no artificial fragrance or color. I am really enjoying this face. Now if you are needing or wanting find a good skin care line give the Dermalogica line the once over they meet all the need(s) for skins types. Until next time....Enjoy! Xoxo
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My ENTIRE Make-up collection


Hello! I have been meaning to post what my entire make-up collection for a while. Here it is! I know it's a lot. The funny thing is that this is only what I use. I have even more as backup. When I said "I LUV COSMETICS" I was not lying. lol! I hope you like it. Until next time.....Enjoy!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Review: Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Powder Foundation

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Hello! Here I am once again :). I have been using Mineral Power since it came out. All I can say is "I LUV Mineral Power".  I have very oily/acne prone skin. I have also used Bare Minerals which I like as well. But I can purchase the Mineral Power everywhere when I need to stock up on it at Target, Ulta, Wal-Mart, CVS, etc on SALE... (You know how much I LOVE a sale..LOL) This is VERY COMPARABLE to Bare Minerals mineral make-up just less expensive. It's light on the skin, good shade range for different skin tones (Just know that if you purchase it go one shade down from your skin color. My shade in the line is Tan/Dark 1. In Bare Minerals my shade is Golden Deep). It really does last all day long with normal touch-up. For the most part I really don't have to touch-up that often unless it's very warm or hot weather. If you have been curious about mineral make-up this is awesome way to test it out without spending a ton of money. Mineral Power you can find to purchase at regular price at under $10.00. And Bare Minerals is $25.00 (Which you can find at Ulta, Sephora, and They both will last you about the same amount of time; which is about 6 months (give or take how often you use it). I hope this helps you out if need or are curious mineral make-up. Until next time...Enjoy! Xoxo
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

What Are You Waiting For It's Sale!!!!!

Yes, what you read is true there is a SALE! And it's at CVS drug store(s).  They are having a major clearance sale on items from the brands they carry:
~Cover Girl
and some other cosmetics lines that I cannot think of at the moment. Now, please remember that sooner you get in there the better the selection options you will have. Until next time....Happy Shopping!
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  I wanted to take a moment to wish you, as well as your family, and friends. One of the BEST years in your lives filled with memories of  joy. May 2010 be a GREAT year for you all! Until next time....XOXO

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