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VIDEO: Review on Milani wet/dry eyeshadows and MAC PRO Products...
This will help some of you with your questions, I talk about dupes for Milani Shamrock in this video, even though to me this is the best way to go because not only is it cheaper but because you can't get MAC Humid wet now can you!??? LOL jk. I recorded this before my bedtime 2 nights ago, just a little review on my recent snagged items, so I apologize if I look a bit frazzled and have bed-head,
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MAC PRO Store Field Trip & Haul (LONG post!!!)
After having a long weekend, I get back to my desk this morning and my tulips have blossomed! They are so pretty! I had a lot of fun at the MAC Pro Store on Robertson Blvd., sound familiar? That's the infamous street where all the paparazzi lurk waiting for celebrities to come out of shops and cafe's. Luckily there was no chaos yesterday, so it was nice and calm around Beverly Hills. I even
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Reader Question: Foiling regular eyeshadows
Q: How do you use shadows (not pigments) wet? I put my wet brush on a MAC eyeshadow once and it made the eyeshadow harden, making it completely unusable [and ruins the eyeshadow]. Do you put your wet brush directly on the shadow? How does that work? Thanks a million!! _________________________________________ ______________________________________ A: I actually ruined one of my old Milani
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FOTD: Shiny Shamrock!
Man I love days when I am off! I had this whole entire day to myself! (BF had work, neener neener!) So I woke up early this morning to my mom blowing up my cell phone, then she realized I was trying to sleep in and felt bad so she said she'd call me later, but of course I couldn't go back to sleep...so I just had me some yummy oatmeal cookies and started getting ready for my field trip to the MAC
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Foiling Mineral Eyeshadows & Pigments (applying them wet)
There are perhaps many methods people use when foiling their pigments or mineral eyeshadows; there really is no right or wrong way, just whichever method works for you. Why apply them wet? Applying your pigments or mineral eyeshadows wet intensifies the color, making it look so much more vibrant as well as lasting longer as oppose to it dry, giving you a look that lasts all day! I know some gals
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CVS Haul & Swatches of the MAC Slimshines I have...
Today is President's Day and I don't usually get it off, but for some reason my boss sent a staff email saying we have it off! So I plan on going to the MAC PRO store and picking up a few PRO eyeshadows and pigments, as well as a Lip Erase. In case you are wondering, ANYONE can shop at the MAC PRO store, you do not have to be a member, MAC PRO stores can be scarce, so if you want you can also
FOTD: Using Pure Luxe Eyeshadows in "Amethyst" & "Bad Girl"
**EDIT** below are only SAMPLES of the Pure Luxe eyeshadows, CORINNE mentioned they don't look like there's a lot, but below are the samples so if you order the 5gram jar of any color, that's a good amount, AND a little goes a long way, I have used the samples 4 times already and as you can see I STILL have a lot! Here is a look I did using some of my favorite eyeshadows from Pure Luxe, "
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*Some of you asked about the Oil Cleansing Method whether it's still oily afterwards, it's not for me because I follow it with the Calamine Soap Bar so I don't feel oily, other times a nice fresh hot towel removes enough oily residue yet still keeping your skin moisturized.... There are SO many awesome products out there, that as much as people wanna say "but it's NOT MAC", there are a lot of
Product Review- Pure Luxe Cleansing Oil & Moisture Spritzer
Product: 4 out of 5 Packaging: 4 out of 5 Overall: 4 out of 5 Sorry for the delayed post, I have a huge headache that won't go away! What it does: The Pure Luxe Cleansing Oil is an alternative to the Oil Cleansing Method in which you wash your face with oil to remove the dirt but also keeping the necessary oils in your skin. Often times when I wash my face with soap it makes my face TOO dry
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So I am sitting at my desk doing my morning routine when all of a sudden I hear "Delivery from Romeo" (in case I forgot to mention, my boyfriend's full name is Romeo Jon) he HATES the name Romeo, so he goes by ironically a typical name, Jon. Then I get these....the tulips were a bit tilting on one side due to it being so smushed and compacted in the plastic, but now it's standing right side up!
Happy Valentine's Day! <3
Just want to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you enjoy it with your boyfriends/fiances/husbands/man on the side (lol)! For you single ladies, I hope you enjoy today as well, perhaps getting ready to look hot tonight with your girlfriends! I just always loved the candy I got from people when I was single! I know most of you ladies aren't going to do much tonight since some of you
FOTD: Brown-Eyed Girl & New Purse
*Regarding my last post on the book I made, again it was from a publisher that also made other printed material, I believe I paid about $60-80 bucks to get it done, I am trying to remember the name of it, I probably have it lying around somewhere...thanks ladies, I am such a hopeless romantic! :) I love earthy colors, and brown is just a gorgeous color when paired with brown hair. Shimmery
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CherryCulture.com Product Review: Kleancolor Eye Palette
I've always been such a fan of palettes; you name it, eye palettes, lipgloss palettes, and multi-use palettes. I love the mere convenience of having everything- all your favorites, in one easy to carry palette. Since I focus on the eyes a lot when I do makeup, I like having a wide array of eyeshadow colors available in case I need to switch up a look, or simply to match an outfit. I have MAC
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Mad Minerals Valentine's Day Sale!
Madminerals.org is having a sale, 15% OFF ALL ORDERS, automatically taken at checkout! This promotion is valid from now until 02/15/08 midnight EST. Enjoy!
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Valentine's Day Gift Flashback
So Valentine's Day is tomorrow and the boyfriend and I decided to be low-key this year and not be all crazy romantic (after all July will be our 3 year anniversary, and 5 years of being friends), so we are past the "impress" stage. LOL. WHAT ARE YOU GALS DOING TOMORROW? SINGLE LADIES, ANY PLANS? I was thinking about what I got him last year, and I made him an actual book about us and our
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Info regarding MAC Pigment Samples....AGAIN!
I hate to sound like a broken record, but I have to repeat myself because there are some people who can't read! I had a few people try and "sneak" their orders in this morning (after the fact), and I am ignoring some emails right now until everything is much more calmer and organized. I AM NOT TAKING ANYMORE PIGMENT SAMPLE ORDERS AT THIS TIME, NOT EVEN ONE! NOT EVEN FOR JUST ONE SAMPLE! I do not
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MAC Release Dates & Update
MAC Release Dates : (no further info provided yet) Tomorrow- Fafi Launch, US Launch February 14th (Valentine's Day)- MAC Foundation (Loose/Mineral Powder) March 6th- Fergie VIVA GLAM & MAC Strobe Collection, US Launch March 13th- Beauty Powder Blushes March 27th- Heatherette!!! May 1st- Naughty Nauticals US Launch Skinsheen US Launch Dazzleglass US Launch May 29th- Tendertones US Launch
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EDIT: HALTING PIGMENT SAMPLE ORDERS!
I am not taking anymore orders until the ones I have already are fulfilled (as I don't want more orders than I have jars), so you gals who already sent emails to me are 95.6% good to go, meaning I most likely have enough jars. However I DO have a lot of emails, and most of them want ALL COLORS, so eventually leaving those out in the cold, but let me finalize how many jars and orders I have and I
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MAC Pigment Samples Are Back! Other things for sale...
DELETED _________________________________________ _____________________________________ BRAND NEW NYX ROUND LIPSTICKS, ONLY TESTED, ALL 5-$10, EACH $2 *****HARMONICA SOLD***** Swatches:
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Fafi Event & Product Photos
It's been such a LONG day! The adventure started at 1pm, I picked up fellow blogger and real-life friend Anne from her house, we then drove to the Camarillo Outlets to pay a visit to the CCO (see side panel for abbreviation definitions) where we had fun listening to my GPS actually say the street names out loud, LOL. Luckily there wasn't anything worth buying at CCO, so I just came out with a
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MAC Heatherette Collection [Photos]
*Courtesy of Specktra I am loving ALL the lipsticks in this collection! I just hope they are pigmented rather than sheer, lately most of all the recent collections this year contained ultra sheer lipsticks.... So now that you've seen it, what are you planning to get?!?? There are ONLY 2 eyeshadow compacts, but they show 3 here...
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Night Luster FOTD & Tutorial & Fafi Day!
Today is the Fafi event, I am excited! I haven't been in a MAC store for about 2 or 3 weeks now (crazy huh) lol. Blogger Anne and I will be heading to the Camarillo Outlets first to check out what's at the CCO (Cosmetics Company Outlet/Store), then head over to the event to meet my friend Chastity! Of course i'll be posting my review on this collection as well as try and take as many swatches/
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Reader Question: Preventing Eyeliner Smudging
Q: How do you get your eyeliner to not smudge or end up below the eye? _________________________________________ _____________________________ A: To be honest, after a long day, my eyeliner eventually does the same thing, but that's because after awhile I'll rub my eyes forgetting I have makeup on! LOL. I use Indelible Gel Eyeliner in "Black Out" from MadMinerals.org, I mentioned this before in
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NYX Haul & 3 pairs of shoes for $4!
Chelle asked for a tutorial on Sculpt & Shape, in which I did 2 videos on it, so here you are: Video #1 & Video #2. Julie- Thank you so much! I appreciate your candor and I responded back to your comment (right under yours) and I love your idea for a challenge! So ladies, pick out 5 eyeshadows and ONLY using 5 eyeshadows, create different looks, different color combos! Also, if any of you
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New Hair 'Do!
Thanks lovely ladies for your sweet comments on my last post, some of you asked if I took classes for photography or a natural talent, I never had any formal training, my dad used to be a photographer, so I got my first camera when I was 3 years old (110 film camera), which I loved playing with! And got my first film SLR camera at 18. I would take pictures with my dad when I was younger, go on
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My Other Love...
I wanted to introduce my other love: Photography. I figured I'd let new readers see that there is more to me than just makeup. As much as I love makeup, there are other things that I enjoy. (As makeup may be viewed as being superficial to some), but it's art to me, and I have a passion for both makeup and photography, and surprisingly this blog allows me to play with both! These are some
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Shoutouts! & Happy Lunar New Year!
The receptionist said "Happy Chinese New Year " to me this morning and I am so embarrassed I didn't even know it was Chinese New Year. My grandma on my dad's side is Chinese and growing up I don't remember ever celebrating it or even acknowledging it. Never received those pretty red envelopes embossed with gorgeous gold foil, nothing. I am really sad that I was never brought up "Asian" or at least
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Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
I have heard many, many, many great reviews on the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler that I had to see what all the fuss was about! I first read about it online and many gals were saying how it doesn't pinch, really curls and stays because of the silicone pad at the bottom which is curved to prevent the horrific "L-Shaped" lashes. When I saw pics of this holy grail curler, I remember saying to myself
Q: Ever thought of not buying things for awhile until after you use some of all of that makeup you have? Or, ever thought of not buying something you're not going to use more than once or twice? ***EDIT*** "Anonymous" asked WHY am I always defensive...hmmm ladies, did I sound defensive in my answer? I could have EASILY said it's none of your damn business, as the question itself seemed tacky
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Fafi Invite & New Makeup ArsenalMore articles from this author:
I got my Fafi invite to the pre-launch party this Sunday! The booklet looks so pretty, and they are stickers! **EDIT*** I had some lovely ladies ask me about the Fafi iridescent powders, or just iridescent powders in general, they can be used in various ways, to highlight the cheeks or face, give a bronzey look, pretty much anything! Sadly I had to get another traincase to store my
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