Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

What a great year it has been!  This Christmas flew by fast and gosh it will be here in a few more hours!  Hopefully everyone is having a blessed time spending it with loved ones and friends!  I can't wait to open up presents, eat, eat, and just spend time with my friends and family!  Too bad we don't have snow here in Florida, but hey the enjoying the sun is always nice!

Wishing Everyone a Blessed Christmas and a Wonderful Holiday Season!


(p.s. yes that is my xmas tree! hehe)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hard Candy Holiday

The other day I was perusing the holiday aisles at Walmart checking to see what kind of gifts were on display.  As usual, there were various bath and body sets, lotions, perfume, cheap makeup and kid stocking stuffers.  However, this year, I did notice that Hard Candy cosmetics brand had a few sets of their own as well.

HARD CANDY Holiday Sets:

We all know Hard Candy has been a cosmetics brand at Walmart for over a year now.  Quality may not be like how it use to be, but for many of us, seeing the brand bring back memories.  It was pretty neat to see that Hard Candy had put out some holiday sets for us to try unlike the other makeup brands.  From what I saw, there were like 5 sets available at affordable prices.  Sets included eye shadows, gloss rings, lipsticks, nail polishes, and palettes.  Prices ranged from $1 for single nail polishes to about $10 for bigger palettes.  I did grab a few single nail polishes as they were great as stocking stuffers!  I haven't tried any of the eyeshadows or other items, so I have really no idea on the payoff of them, but for the price its always worth a try.  The nail polishes are cute and applied on pretty well, which I liked.

Available at most Walmart Holiday aisles.  I'm sure there still plenty, but Christmas is almost here, so get them before all those last minute shoppers takes them all.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Sigma Holiday Sale - $20 off Set

Sigma Beauty is currently having a Awesome HOLIDAY Special for everyone!  
You can get this Brush Set for $79
that's $20 off retail price of $99

This Brush Set is the Complete Pink Kit with Brush Roll

12 professional quality brushes for a complete makeover! Everything you need to apply makeup to eyes and face.

Brushes in this kit:

Small Angle - E65 - Essential for the application of gel or cream eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line. This brush is also excellent for filling out the eyebrows. Synthetic bristles.

Medium Angled Shading - E70 - Angled, tapered, flat top. Ideal to apply highlight shades underneath the eyebrow and on the inner corners. It can also be used for a precise application of darker shades on the crease area. Natural bristles.

Large Shader - E60 - Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. It also works great with loose eye shadows or pigments. Can be used to apply color all over the lid or precisely on the lash line. Natural bristles.

Pencil - E30 - Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.

Large Angled Contour - F40 - The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.

Large Powder - F30 - Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.

Duo Fibre - F50 - Specially designed to generate an ‘airbrushed’ finish when used to apply liquid foundation. It can also be used to apply blush, highlight shades and loose pigments. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.

Foundation - F60 - Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. It is also recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles.

Concealer - F70 - The rounded, tapered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area. It is also recommended for a precise application in small areas. Synthetic bristles.

Tapered Blending - E40 - Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.

Eye Shading - E55 - Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles.

Eyeliner - E05 - An extra-fine tipped synthetic fiber brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes.

Sigma Makeup offers a free travel size E25 brush with this kit!

No Code needed. Price is already reflected on site!  Go visit SigmaBeauty now!

I think this is an awesome deal!  Brushes can get pricey, esp in sets, with $20 off, it can be pretty affordable. Pink is super cute! and will definitely appeal to many people!  A makeup collector can never have enough brushes! The more the better! I need to get me some Sigma brushes though! Hopefully for christmas I will!

Have you tried Sigma Brushes? Do you like them?


Friday, December 3, 2010

Glowing for the Holidays?

We all know Summer is so over, fall is nearly gone, and Winter, well for many of is already upon us!  Saying goodbye to tan and bronzed skin, bright and glowy skin was a bit hard but we all made it right?

No need for pale and dull skin, liven it up with St. Tropez Wash Off Instant Glow Mousse.  
Apply the mousse over any part of your body for an instant soft golden glow then wash it off with 
water at the end of the day!

 I would definitely love to try this product!  I can get pretty pale and have dull skin during the cold winters, many times I need that bit of glow to pick me up!  I mean definitely I'm not looking for tan skin in the winter, but something that will give me a golden glow without looking so tanned out and dark.  I think this product would be good for me, as I can easily wash the product off at night and also cool that it won't transfer onto any clothing.  Definitely a great product to use for anyone who's heading out to those Holiday Parties this season!

Well, with all the Holiday deals going on! I got another one for you!

St. Tropez, (Tanning Heaven)  is currently have a deal for you!  Why not share with 3 or more of your friends and get 30% off of any purchase at St. Tropez online store.  The site is also currently offering free shipping for any purchase.  See the website for more details.

Have you tried any of St. Tropez Tanning Products?


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Boxed Up Beauty Giveaway!

Please check out my other Beauty Blog I share with my Friends:  Boxed Up Beauty

We are currently having a Holiday GIVEAWAY for the holidays and to promote our blog!  We will be giving away 3 MAC items of your choice.  Go check out the giveaway.  All the details will be on the blog!  

FYI:  I will still have this blog up as well, but this is more of my personal beauty blog.  I may have a quick holiday giveaway on this blog, so stay tuned for that as well.

"Makeup ROCKS my SOCKS!"


Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Deals! Time's almost up!!

Time is almost up for most Cyber Monday deals!  Go get them while you can!  There are some pretty good deals happening at this moment, and still many great stuff left.  I didn't get much, but I still wish I could get some more, but when you're broke! I can only browse and X the page when I'm done looking! :(

But anywho!  Some sites still up and running!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow

 Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow

Discover an endless spectrum of luminosity. 
Play with all 4 shades and watch your eyes light up a new way every time! 


Moonlit Jewels

Flash + No Flash

 Review It:

~ Very Pigmented, the more you pack on, the deep darker it is, the less, more shimmer
~ Cheap (for four colors and a mirror)
~ Available at most drugstores and supermarkets
~ Dupes of MAC/Benefits creme shadows

~ Creases easily, may need a primer base

I've been using this palette for some time now and I must say its a good palette.  I have since purchased another palette in different colors.  The palette is slim and has a mirror so it is easy to carry and no need for carrying different heavier paint pots.  I chose this palette as it had all different colors which I could easily use any color for any occasion.  The colors are bright and have awesome shimmer to them.  For the price and how pigmented it is, this is a great buy!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

NOTW - OPI Rumple's Wiggin

This polish is from the OPI Shrek Collection that came out earlier this year.  It is my first lilac, light purple color nail poish, which at first I hesitated to buy as I was not sure if it will turn out pretty one my nails.

Overall, I absolutely love the color!  It is such a soft lilac color, very girly, yet it is different.  I got lots of comments because it was different and a very pretty color.

NOTW - OPI Rumple's Wiggin

On an earlier post about my Ulta Haul, this polish was one of which I got a good deal on.  Overall I paid about $4 since it was 2 for $10 deal.  I wasn't going to go for a lilac color polish, but I bought it on a whim, and super excited I tried it out!  Definitely a color anyone can pull off, soft and pastel color, but catches many eyes.  I need to do at least 3 coats for an opaque look, and can be kind of runny.  Once finished, those 3 coats looked amazing!  With no top coat (I forgot), this polish lasted me about a week before it started to chip.  I definitely will look into purchasing more colors and colors especially in purples and lilacs.


Friday, November 26, 2010

DIY Make Up Brush Holder - Quick and Easy!

DIY Make Up Brush Holder - Easy as 1 2 3!

Come visit me and my friends' blog at Boxed Up Beauty!
"Where its all about Beauty, Fashion, and Fun!"


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Deals! Check them Out!

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for all you Beauty/Fashion lovers!

Who's ready to do some major shopping and still score some awesome deals!  Whether you are waking up super early on Friday, sitting in front of your computer, or waiting till Monday, this weekend is going to be a fun, stressed, yet exciting one.


Bath & Body Works:
VIP Bag 2010 available online 11/24 and 11/25; in stores on 11/26. $5 wallflowers from 11/25 to 11/26. Buy 3 get 2 Free promos, and other bundle items.    30% off everything with code CYBER30, only valid on 11/29.

Benefit:  Free shipping (US) 11/24 - 11/29 code: GLAMSHIP. Free shipping on Cyber Monday  11/29

Clinique: Free shipping plus 2 makeup minis with $35+ orders use code CYBERFB, expires on 11/26.

Lorac:  Cyber Monday Collection on 11/29 only $25

Madebeautiful:  MAC Pigment Samples: get 20% off $10+ with code: HOLIDAY10

Sephora:  Free Haul-iday tote bag with orders $25+ on 11/26 only, use code MYHAUL online.  Free shipping on orders $25+ with code SHIPNOW, 11/27 through 11/29.

Smashbox: Friends & Family 20% off code: FFSB20  (expires 11/29)

Stila: Get 20% off purchases with code: STILALOVES  (expires 11/30)

Vapour Beauty:  30% off everything + Free Full size gift one day only 11/26 with code: blackfriday

These are just some Awesome Deals for this weekend.  If you have any deals not listed, feel free to comment them!  We all need help to save some extra money!  Shop Away Ladies!


Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Eat lots of Turkey, Stuffing, Ham, Corn, and Pumpkin Pie!
Be Thankful for all you have and all that's to come! 

Thank you for always reading my blog and checking up on me from time to time! 
Very much Appreciated!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

MadeBeautiful MAC Pigment Samples Holiday Sale!

Madebeautiful MAC Pigment Sample Store
is having a Holiday Sale for ONE Week for customers getting ready for the Holidays!

Get 20% off $10 or more purchase Nov. 21st - Nov 29th
use code for google checkout only: HOLIDAY10

(for paypal code please email HOLIDAY10)


Thursday, November 18, 2010


Last week, I decided to head to Ulta since I had some extra time to shop after work.  I usually do not buy much at Ulta; I just look around and leave.  This time I actually picked up 3 items from Ulta.

HAUL Items:  2 OPI nail polishes and Revlon lipstick
 Rumple's Wiggin and Honeymoon Sweet
Revlon 035 Blush

Ulta was having a promotion for OPI.  It was 2 for $10 OPI sale, so I picked up two colors that were available for the sale.  That was a great deal since one OPI is already $8,50, so mines was about $5 each with the deal.  The Revlon lipstick was also on clearance, so about a $1.50 off retail.  With the $3.50 off $10 coupon, I was able to save even more on the purchase.  I love it when I can save some money on cosmetics.

Definintely, next time you shop at ULTA, don't forget to use those coupons, it will save you a ton!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Zoya Bonus Deal - Get it Quick!!! Ending Soon!

SPECIAL Through Wednesday, November 17th:
Purchase a Regular Zoya Color Lock System and get any 6 Zoya Nail Polishes FREE. or Purchase a Mini Zoya Color Lock Syste (Holiday minicure) and get any 2 Zoya Nail Polishes FREE.
Web orders only. Limit one deal per order.
 I must say this is an awesome deal!  You can purchase the $48 color-lock system and get 6 $7 Zoya polishes, or purchase the $20 color-lock system and get 2 Zoya polishes.  This color-lock system seems pretty neat as it helps keep the nail color be long lasting and no color chipping.  The only sad thing is it ends tomorrow Nov. 17th! Not enough time for me to ponder if I want it or not!  I really want to try Zoya polishes, but haven't gotten the chance to get any just yet!  Maybe I'll have to get this bonus promo before I regret it!

Buy it here!

Have you tried the Zoya Color-Lock System?


Monday, November 15, 2010

MAC Me Over Campaign


MAC's MAC Me Over Contest - Be the Face of MAC Fall 2011 Campaign

Starting Nov. 15, MAC will be launching a contest for their Fall 2011 color collection.  This contest will be for any real person to be the FACE of MAC for the collection.  To enter, submit a style-filled photo or short video using the phrase "MAC. me over because...." Whether you're male, female, young or old, everyone is welcome to compete. You must be 18 or older.  Deadline for entries is Dec. 20, 2010.  Entries will then be reviewed and 6 finalists will be chosen to fly to NYC for a photoshoot. Winner will be selected end of next summer.
For more information check it out here: macmeover

Are you going to Enter?


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Calvin Klein Sale & CK shoes @ TJ Maxx

Calvin Klein is having a Sale online with up to 40% off all outerwear including hats, gloves, scarves and more.
Since winter is already here for many of us!  New gloves and scarves will be handy!
Check out the sale online!

Talking about Calvin Klein, the other day I went to TJ Maxx and perused their shoe aisles.  I love that many times I can find brand name shoes there for half or more off the retail price!  As I was looking I spotted a pair of shoes that caught my eye!  I'm not a high heel lady, I only wear it out when I can or once in a blue moon, but this was beautiful to me! hehe  For $50, it wasn't a bad price at all.  I tried it and loved it but didn't get it, as I wasn't sure if I'll wear it again! Maybe if the next time its still there, I'll have to pick it up!

Anyone know the name of the shoe?

Ahh, I got to start wearing heels more often, so I can actually buy beautiful Shoes!!!!!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Too Faced Friends & Family Sale - 20% off

Too Faced F&F Sale: Receive 20% off now till 11/17/10  Code: 10GIFT

This Holiday season, Too Faced came out with cute and pretty palettes and gift items for everyone.  Check them out online at Too Faced or at Sephora.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nail of the Week: OPI Maine-iac Mauve

Its been awhile ladies! I've been super busy with life, work, and school.  I hope to come back full time! But I'll try to keep posting as much as I can.

Here is a quick Nail of the Week that I did this week.  I used OPI's nail polish color in Maine-iac Mauve.  Its a mauve tone colored.  A bit of red, purples, and browns mixed together.  I actually like this color as it is very toned down, not so bright but not so boring either.  It has hints of gold, but just hints.

I've had this polish for some time now, I just kind of forgotten about it! Its nice to wear berry mauve tones again as nail polish.  I've been wearing too many pinks and bright reds!

 Exciting News!!  

So 2 of my friends and I are super excited! We will be starting a Beauty blog together, where the 3 of us will be sharing our love of beauty, fashion, and nails for everyone.  It is in the works right now. I'll let you know when it is done! Come join me over there once its finished.  I'll continue to update this blog as my personal blog and beauty blog.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Sephora Wishlist: Sephora by OPI 18 Piece Set

This set is definitely a Nail Polish Collector's dream!  Sephora is definitely giving us beauty lovers something exciting this Holiday Season.  In this Sephora by OPI set includes 18 possiblities a heart can desire!  Colors range from light pinks to the darkest black.  As in Sephora's description: this set includes 18 shades that range from essential to edgy.  That's definitely something I could use say for work or the night out on the town.

For just $48, this 18 piece mini set is definitely awesome to save some money and also doesn't break the bank.  This is also a great set to break up and give to various friends, or share them and borrow with your friends.  There is definitely endless possibilities with this set.

This set can be purchased at any Sephora store or at


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Nordstrom Deal: Buy 2, Get 1 Free Mascara

Nordstrom will be having an Awesome Mascara Deal today, November 6 and only today!.  Go to any Nordstrom counter/store and buy 2 Highend Mascara and receive one free mascara.  Most top-selling brands will be eligible for the promotion.  So head down to Nordstrom and make your purchases.

With top-selling brand mascaras ranging from $16+ ,  I definitely need me some high-end mascaras!!!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stila Back to School Beauty Kit - $15

Head to Class in Style!  That's what Stila is offering all the lovely ladies with.  
No need to suffer summer blues anymore!

For just $15, you get four  items that is offered through 

The Back to School kit includes:
-illuminating mosturizer
-eye shadow trio
-lip glaze
-sample of primer

A Kit that was originally sold for $38, now selling for $15.  That's a steal! I definitely would get this.  The eyeshadow trio looks amazing as well as the lipglaze.  This Kit covers everything you need to get ready for your school day! Moisturize your face, swipe on some shadow color, shine on your lips, and you're ready to GO!  This kit can be purchased online on

Have you gotten this set yet?  Great for Back to school!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Beauty Survival Kit Series: No. 1

Beauty Survival Kit Series: No. 1

Every girl needs a survival kit with her where ever she goes.  I have one. I have one in the car, so I can fix anything I need when I need it most.  Whether you are late for work, out to dinner, meeting some cute guy, or just going to the gym, you definitely will have times when the one beauty item you need is not there and you'll have to go without.  If there is ever a mishap with your makeup, hosiery, hem, or hair, with your kit, you'll have it covered and good to go.  I'll be posting a series of items that I have that works for me!

Clear Gloss or Chapstick

No need to go on about your day with dry lips and no color.  A handy clear gloss will enhance the natural colors of your lips while chapstick will keep them moisturized.  No dry lips kissing others, but a soft and luscious one to have.  You could even throw in your favorite lipgloss for some color if needed.

My Favorite chapstick is from the brand Softlip in Vanilla.  I love the feeling it gives and the smell.  It moisturizes the needs of my lips and keeps them soft throughout the day!  They even have a variety of colors to suit every ones' needs.

Keep it handy girls! Your lips will thank you!

What do you use to keep your lips moisturized?


Monday, September 20, 2010

Hautelook Beauty Week

Who doesn't love Beauty Week! 

Hautelook is hosting a Beauty Week Sale this week.  Starting today, various beauty brands will be sold on its site for much less than retail.  The only catch is that only certain brands will be sold on certain days; limited amounts of products available, and you have to sign up.

NYX Cosmetics
and many many more!

I've already been eyeing some Stila products! Maybe I'll have to get some. Just make sure that you have time left before its over. Once time is up, its gone forever!  I'm looking forward to what they have to offer for DDF Brand, as I love their cleansers and moisturizers: need to stock up! It is super neat that Hautelook is doing a beauty week, instead of mixing it with other products.  All in one is what I like!

You can sign up on Hautelook as a new member or use our affiliate link: Join Hautelook


Friday, September 17, 2010

Rock and Republic????

I know I've been out of the loop for some LONG Time now.  Life has stalled me way behind and blogging is the last thing on my mind.  I love to write and think, so I do miss blogging. I'll eventually find the time to do so.

So what's the Deal with all this commotion of the Rock & Republic Blushers?
It seems that every blog and every facebook post I see is about these blushers?  I know there was a sale on Hautelook awhile back where they on sale for a great price.  So far from what I've seen its much about the hype of everyone trying them and how good they are.  Yikes for retail price of $40? not sure if I want to spend it all on one blusher, but I'm glad lots of people got them for cheap in the sales.  

Now for me it comes down to a few questions:  Do I really need more blushers? (I have way too many) Are they worth the $40 or even the $24 it was on sale for?  (IDK)  Are they really that much better than ones out in the cosmetics world?  

I do honestly want to try one blush out to see for myself.  Not sure when, but hopefully if one of those sales come along, I'll definitely check it out.  But for now, my $40 is gonna have to stay in my pocket. 
Do you like R&R Blushers?  Are they worth it?


Friday, July 16, 2010

SExY Browns & Curls

Wow! Its been awhile since I have blogged.  Sorry! I do miss blogging, but real life is overtaking blog life at the moment. Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll back onto blogging.  School and work has been draining my energy so its been hard to keep up with all products and pictures, etc. 

Quick Post:
This look was awhile back, not sure if I posted it, but here it is.  To my love of Neutrals and Browns!

SExY Browns & Curls

with glasses*

Products used:

MUFE HD, MAC Powder, Instant Chic blush

MAC Romp e/s, NYX black e/s, Smashbox eye primer, Smashbox liner, MAC Studio Fix mascara

MAC Bare slimshine

Who doesn't love bouncy girls and smokey eyes?  I went for a neutral brown, pink cheeks, bare lips look to match my bouncy curls.  I was heading for dinner with the husband, so I wanted something nice and cute but not overly done.  Very easy to achieve and lasted me well into the night!

Unrelated Question:

What do you want me to BLOG about NEXT?