Friday, April 29, 2011

April Favs

Here is the video on my favs for the month of April! Be sure to check out product reviews on www.curvymagazine.com!! Xoxo


Saturday, April 23, 2011

HAUL Pt 2.....SEPHORA!!!

Here is the second part of my haul sweethearts!!! Sephora it is, enjoy!


Announcement and HAUL Part 1!!!!

One of two videos going up today!!! Check it out...


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Beauty from the inside out....


Hello all my gorgeous stalkers! This post is to give you a few tips on things that we may forget when thinking about looking and feeling our best. We all know that the most attractive and valuable thing that a person can have is confidence. Besides believing in yourself there are also some things that can fall through the cracks if not taken into consideration. The important beauty essential for everyone one is: Water! This is the number one thing to help you keep gorgeous skin and to get rid of toxins in the body.  It is so important to drink at least 8-10 glasses a day. I know that this is not news to anyone, but most people think of it in terms of dieting. Water does keep you healthy but serves to keep you beautiful as well. Another item that I am a strong believer in is Biotin. This is vitamin that is made to promote healthy hair, skin and nails. You can purchase it at any drugstore, walmart, target, etc. It really makes a difference and you can tell pretty quickly. I have very fine hair and am always looking for things to keep it strong and shiny. Biotin has really helped me with this. I also recommend a good amount of vitamin E.  It is fabulous for the skin and can be used to make at home facial remedies as well. You can also find it in delicious foods such as almonds and avocados. You can always see vitamin E in your lotions and body creams, so you know it is wonderful on the skin. You should always be on the lookout for home treatments, remedies that are good for you. There are so many products in the beauty industry and sometimes you don’t need so many chemicals. There are tons of natural beauty remedies around. One thing I will say is that you may not always have the budget for certain things, so always be on the lookout for alternatives. I do believe in investing in your personal beauty needs. This can mean in a certain product or sometimes maybe buying a larger size of something so that it lasts longer. Because you are so unique and so special, you should make the effort to invest in yourself. It can lead to you feeling better about the way you look and that is priceless. No matter what, you should always remember that stress and anxiety can be aging and will show all over your face. Something that will make you beautiful no matter what comes your way will be when you take life one day at a time. Meditation is a fabulous way to achieve this. You can lose all anxiety by letting your mind wander and finding a place of peace. You are amazing, so make sure you project that everyday.This happens by making sure to laugh at any obstacles that come your way and smile as often as possible!!! I hope this was helpful to you and please feel free to comment or suggest whatever works for you….Love, peace and beauty always!!!! Xoxo









Wednesday, April 13, 2011

L'oreal Paris Women of Worth Awards - Check it out!!!!




L'Oreal Paris Announces the Sixth Annual Women of Worth Awards - Call For Nominations Begins April 11th

 

Honoring Extraordinary Women Dedicated to Volunteerism and Community

Nominate a Woman of Worth: April 11 - June 30 at womenofworth.com


NEW YORK, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- L'Oreal Paris is thrilled to announce the opening of the 2011 Women of Worth nomination period. Now in its sixth year, the Women of Worth program is searching for inspiring women, selfless givers and outstanding achievers to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to charitable programs and volunteerism in their communities.

WOMEN OF WORTH PROGRAM
The Women of Worth initiative is inspired by L'Oreal Paris' iconic brand philosophy, "Because You're Worth It." Each honoree should embody the spirit of the L'Oreal Paris brand through their commitment to their cause, their drive to create a change in the world and their beautiful spirit.
"L'Oreal Paris is excited to celebrate its Women of Worth program for the sixth consecutive year. We look forward to discovering and honoring extraordinary and inspiring women who are making a difference in their communities through volunteerism," said L'Oreal Paris President Karen Fondu.

NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the Women of Worth program are open from today (April 11th) through June 30th at womenofworth.com. Nominate yourself, a friend, a family member or anyone you know who's making a difference by volunteering.

PAST HONOREES
Past honorees have dedicated themselves to providing relief and raising awareness among a broad range of causes, including hunger, homelessness, lack of healthcare and education, to name a few.

RECOGNITION
Ten incredible honorees will be chosen for their significant contributions. Each honoree receives $10,000 for her charitable cause. One National Honoree will be chosen via a public online vote and will receive an additional $25,000 for her charity. All ten honorees will be recognized and the National Honoree will be announced at an awards ceremony and dinner hosted by Hearst Magazines and L'Oreal Paris in New York City.
For more information about the Women of Worth Program, nomination applications and previous honoree bios, please visit womenofworth.com.

ABOUT L'OREAL PARIS
The L'Oreal Paris division of L'Oreal USA, Inc. is a total beauty care company that combines the latest technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty at mass.  The L'Oreal Paris brand encompasses the four major beauty categories -- haircolor, haircare, skincare and cosmetics -- and includes such well-known brands as Preference, Excellence, Feria and Healthy Look haircolor; Elnett Satin Hairspray, EverPure, EverStrong, EverSleek, VIVE Pro, Studio Line and L'Oreal Kids haircare; Youth Code, Revitalift, Age Perfect, Ideal Skin Genesis, Collagen, Sublime Bronze and Men's Expert skincare; and the Colour Riche, True Match, Infallible, Bare Naturale and Studio Secrets Professional cosmetics collections, along with a portfolio of mascara including Voluminous, Double Extend and Telescopic among many others.
For more information on L'Oreal Paris and its brands, and to get comprehensive, personalized beauty information from the experts, visit www.lorealparis.com for access to unique content and dynamic interactive features, including the exclusive "Can I Help You" diagnostic tool.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

GO Clear review


Hello my amazing and beautiful makeup stalkers!!!! I wanted to talk about something that is so important to me: skincare. This is a review for a 3-step skincare regimen that was sent to me and I highly recommend it for men, women, young adults, etc. It is great for basically for anyone that has a vulnerability to acne or is trying to prevent and also lighten any spots/scarring. I started using it when I had broken out and in about a week and a half, I really started to notice my skin clearing up. My skin can be pretty sensitive to acne regimens, so I really am careful with what I use. This is a line that my skin reacted to very well. It was developed by a dermatologist looking to target all skin types and skin tones without harmful irritants. The line is formulated with high-grade botanicals and is allergy tested to make it available to even the most sensitive of skin types. The regimen consists of basically three steps:
· Clarifying AM/PM cleanser- a decadent lathering gel that has blue beads for slight exfoliation. It hydrates and restores to eliminate impurities as well as remove makeup and oil.
· Intensive Acne treatment (2% Salicylic Acid)- This treatment features the maximum amount of salicylic acid in both quick and extended release forms and contains skin-soothing botanicals to calm the skin. It can be used a few times a day for those painful and annoying blemishes.
· Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 15- A light, luxurious oil-free moisturizer with SPF 15. It absorbs into the skin quickly with no residue and helps balance natural oils. It also provides a broad spectrum of UVA/UVB protection and helps minimize pores.
A basic starter kit for this line is around $40.00 USD and that is for a thirty-day supply. I believe this is pretty reasonable considering the price of so many separate skin products that are out on the market today. I do like that it comes with such a great spot treatment. That is so important and a lot of lines do not include that. In an independent clinical study for the line, there were participants of all skin tones/types and here were the results:
97% of the participants had a total decrease in their acne in a 6-week time frame.
66% had a decrease in severe acne within 3 weeks.
73% found a decrease in pore size as well as a lightening of brown spots and scarring.
I really had a good experience with this product and highly recommend to anyone who is prone to acne or breakouts. I hope this review was helpful and please feel free to comment with any questions. Love, peace and beauty always…..Xoxo






Wednesday, April 6, 2011

makeup by danisaddiction: The Versatile Blogger Award! :)

I just wanted to share this on my blog, because Dani was kind enough to recognize and award me! :)

makeup by danisaddiction: The Versatile Blogger Award! :): "My first blog award! Yay!! ;) I was surprised to see this...my blog is so new. So first I would like to thank the ..."

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Top 5 blushes

Hello to my amazing stalkers…..
What can you say about blush other than it’s fabulous!!!! I have always been obsessed with having pink, rosy cheeks and blushes are just one of my all time beauty staples. When I was younger, I used to love to get sun mainly on my cheeks because I love having that natural flush. Of course, I did realize early on that basically I was burning my skin and had to stop that! Lol Definitely when I am out makeup stalking (even if just looking), I am always drawn to blush. I love to see all shades everything from bright reds and pinks to neutrals. This is a personal love of mine especially because I have Jet Black and am very pale, so I love me some COLOR!!! This in conjunction with a good bronzer and highlighter can make a face go from BLEAK to SHEIK!!!! So without further delay, here are my top five:

Sidenote: 2 of them are from the same line/ brand & are amazing!!!
· Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

These blushes are amazing, long wearing and do not fade or oxidize! Baked in the sun from Amazonian clay, they have a true, amazing pigment, fabulous packaging & look beautiful. The best part is that they are good for all skin types and the color range is great for all skin types. For oily skin types, Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place. They are also matte and give a beautiful finish! Those with dry skin will benefit from the clay's nourishing and hydrating properties, which naturally restore skin's moisture. These can be bought at Sephora stores, Sephora.com or tartecometics.com & Retail at $25.00 USD.

***Please note that there are certain colors exclusive to Sephora***

· Benefit’s Coralista – Who doesn’t love Benefit? They are a gorgeous brand and their boxes have become infamous within makeup artists and the beauty community! With the rising trend in Corals and Oranges for Spring, Coralista is a classic. It is described as “Take a tropical pleasure trip with CORALista. Sweep this warm coral pink powder onto cheeks anytime, anywhere. Move your brush to the beat & turn up the heat... bikini optional! These can be purchased at Sephora stores, Sephora.com and Benefit.com and retail for $28.00 USD.

· NARS Super Orgasm- One of my favorite lines and colors, Super orgasm is a highly pigmented, shimmery peach/pink. It gives a gorgeous glow on the skin and adds that touch of shimmery light. Definitely a staple for my collection and not for those who aren’t fans of shimmer. It is best described as: “NARS Super Orgasm Blush: NARS amps up their legendary NARS Orgasm to bring you Super Orgasm - the universally flattering shimmering peachy pink blush with an extra dose of golden sparkle. The super sexy pink flush gives the effect of an ultimate super, uh hum, afterglow.” This can be purchased at Sephora stores and Spehora.com

· Urban Decay Afterglow Glide On Cheek Tint in Crush- My current holy grail of cream blushes. I have tried a few different types of cream blush always with the same results. They can be way too thick in consistency and feel heavy on the skin. They can also cause me to breakout because I am prone to oily/acne type skin. This stays true to its name because it literally glides on the cheek with amazing pigment and gorgeous finish. Plus it is good for the skin! It is light and beautiful on the skin and gives the most amazing flush! It is described by Sephora as: This cheek tint can be applied on top of foundation or bare skin without that powdery, cakey effect that can result from use of powder blush. The formula is loaded with good-for-you ingredients like Vitamins E, C, and A, so your skin gets nourishment and protection along with a dose of healthy-looking color. This can be purchased at Sephora stores, Sephora.com and Urbandecay.com and retails for $24.00 USD

Now I know that the blushes that I have listed in this blogpost and on my video are mainly high end. That does not mean that I don’t like drugstore brand blush. These are just my current top five. I did get some in my last haul, which you can see on my Youtube channel, and I am love them. I just wanted to share the ones that I am reaching for the most right now. Milani and Neutrogena I hope this information and review was helpful for you all and please feel free to comment on your favs and opinions!!! Never forget to use your "Cheesy smiley face” when applying your blush and remember Love, peace and beauty to you always….. Xoxoxo







Friday, April 1, 2011

Top 5 Mascaras!!!

To all my gorgeous stalkers,

Have you been on the lookout for the perfect mascara? Are you trying different brands both high end and drugstore only to find that they leave you dissatisfied? It leaves those lovely black rings under your eyes and flakes on your cheeks. If you suffer from teary eyes like I do, it can be very annoying. I have issues with keeping shadows on in my inner corners of the eye and if I have allergies, my mascara usually hates me. The interesting is that we all want to have those luscious, long, voluptuous lashes. I think that is one of the very few parts of our bodies that we want to be big and we do all that we can to make it happen. We curl them, plump them, add serums to make them grow as well as prime them to hold whatever mascara we use. This is when we aren’t using fake eyelashes of course. ;) It can be a siege to find the right one and as a true to heart makeup stalker, I can admit to how tough a journey it can be. I have had mascaras that flake and by the end of the workday, we almost gone. I don’t have the blessing of having naturally long lashes. It’s kind of like how my friend who is a guy has these long, flowing lashes that are jet-black and go on for days. Really??? Are you serious?? Is there any reason why I should find that fair? Lol Oh well, we have to play with the cards we are dealt, so back to the matter at hand. This was hard for me to choose only five. I have a few different brands, but these really work well for me and are great when I only want to go for a natural look with mascara and gloss only. So, without further delay, here are the top 5:

· Fiberwig LX – This is a latex binding mascara that has little fibers on the brush. It forms tubes around the lash to create a lengthening effect. It does not smudge or fade and can be removed with warm water. This is sold at Sephora and retails for $24.00 USD

· Bare Escentuals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara- It has a tapered wand built to lengthen the lash and make it long and luscious. It is also pigmented to darken the lash as much as possible. This is sold at Ulta, Sephora and bareescentuals.com and retails for $18.00 USD

· Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara- This mascara was created to make your lashes long and thick. One of the top mascaras sold today and it was acknowledged as a top rated choice by QVC consumers. It is sold solely through QVC and QVC.com, it retails for $20.00 for one or you can save by getting 2 for $28.00 USD.

· L’oreal Double Extend Illuminator Mascara- This is a gorgeous two-step system meant to lengthen and illuminate your eyes. They are developed to enhance your particular eye color. It is doubled ended mascara with a regular lengthening mascara on one end and an illuminator on the other. It is sold at Wal-mart, Ulta, and most drugstores and retails for $9.99 USD.

· L’oreal Voluminous million mascara- With it’s gold and luxurious packaging, this mascara was developed to volumize and separate lashes flawlessly. Formulated with the patented millionizer brush that makes lashes look amazing! It is sold in drugstores nationwide and retails between $7.99 - $11.99 USD.

I hope this was fun and informative for you all. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below!!! Love, peace and beauty to you all…..Xoxo