7.30.2008

Here's a video I did for summer beauty! I hope you all like it =)

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7.28.2008

Enjoy this coupon from Stila for free shipping on the chocolate palette set !

Fashion Update: Fringe, Fringe, EVERYWHERE!

It could be that I'm channeling my inner Pocahontas, but this upcoming seasons fringe elements are surprisingly cute! However, I would suggest some restraint. Wear only ONE fringe piece at a time otherwise you might look completely ridiculous. One way to make sure you don't look like you're trying too hard is to keep the fringe to your accessories. Try this hot Bebe Kenya Fringe handbag for about 140 bucks! (www.Bebe.com) Its in a classic shape, but it's so fresh at the same time. More of a shoe girl? No prob. These sexy open toe "Bijoux fringe heels" by Steve Madden (www.Stevemadden.com). I tried these on at Bloomingdales and it was love. They also are pretty comfortable for a heel, so definitely take a look!

7.27.2008

Upcoming Fall 2008 Beauty Trends

This fall, we're going to see two opposite ends of the spectrum. Hollywood glam is totally in, so don't be afraid to rock your inner diva! Some essentials for this look: Sculpted brows, (not too thin!) , pale shimmery eyes with sharp liq
uid liner, and matte red lipstick! Pure drama straight from the runway. Another hot look for the fall definitely calls my name as I rock this look 24/7: Bold smokey eyes and nude lips! Greytones are especially hot, but don't be afraid to make the look your own! Chocolate shadows will look just as beautiful. Just remember, you need flawless skin to really pull off a dramatic eye. Light contouring of the cheeks are also in, and remember above all to BLEND BLEND BLEND!


This brush set is completely drool-worthy! Not only do I have a weird girl-crush on Kat Von D, but I love how she added her own personal touch to the handles and packaging (she drew the graphics herself)! Now don't get me wrong, I love my MAC brushes, but I have already ordered this set to throw in my purse for touch ups. Check out the palettes too, they are just gorgeous! You can get Kat Von D's new line by going to www.sephora.com. Can't wait till mine get here!!

7.08.2008

Skin looking less than flawless? Or are you just bored? What better time is there to have a facial night!? Here are my picks for a relaxing and effective facial certain to get your fabulous face in tip top condition.

1. Start by softening your skin by draping a warm (don't burn yourself! test the temperature!) washclothe over your face for a few minutes. This will help to open your pores so that you will get better results.

2. Cleanse your face using a gentle oil free cleanser such as Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. It is definitely important that you use something that is not going to irritate your skin, especially when using it along with a bunch of other products. Plus, cetaphil is an excellent make-up remover and will never dry your skin out!




3. Grab an exfoliater (be careful if you have a sunburn!) such as MAC's Volcanic Ash Exfoliater. This will help remove the build up of dead skin that often causes blemishes and dull complexions.





4.Apply mask of your choice, I suggest Elemis' Herbal Lavender Repair Mask for those needing a boost in their complexion or clearer skin. For those struggling with dry skin, try Chanels Destress hyrdrating Gel mask. Both are absolutely amazing. Keep your mask on for about 15 minutes.






5. Remove mask with a warm, wet towel. When skin has dried, use an alchohol free toner on your skin such as Neutrogena Alcohol free toner.


6. Remember to use an oil-free moisturizer! Even if you have oily skin moisturizing is an essential step. You actually produce MORE oil if you do not moisturize your skin. Try Cliniques Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, its a great lighter alternative to their lotion for the summer!

7.03.2008

Upcoming Collection: MAC Electroflash

I don't know about you guys, but I am TOTALLY excited for this collection coming out sometime this month! The mineralized eyeshadow duos are absolutely to die for! These will probably run you about $16.50 each which means they are a little more expensive than MAC's regular eyeshadows, but you are getting two coordinating colors with a great shimmery finish. Too bad these are limited edition! Definitely get your hands on these as I predict they will be all the rage this summer!
Welcome to my first ever beauty blog post! I thought I'd start by discussing 5 beauty products I think that you NEED and why... so lets get started!

1. Chi Wet to Dry Ceramic Flat Iron.

This is by far the holy grail of all hair styling appliances. Why you ask? It takes your hair from damp and stringy to shiny and silky in one step! I admit, I was very skeptical of the wonderful reviews I was reading about this product. Fortunately for me I ignored my initial gut reaction and tried it. I can honestly say I am in love. Anything that takes away the tiring chore of blow-drying my naturally wavy hair gets an A in my book. Yes, you may have to go over a section more than once, and it is possible to burn yourself with the steam vents. But with practice comes perfection! My hair turned out glossy and straight without any limpness. Definitely worth every penny!


2. Philosophy Senorita Margarita Hot Salt Scrub
Looking for the answer to smooth glowing skin? This product will put you on the right path! This hot salt scrub has just the right texture to ensure that you are able to quickly and easily slough away any dead or rough skin. The scent is refreshing and definitely great for your morning routine. I never really noticed any warming effect, but it is definitely invigorating and effective. Use to get soft skin, to prepare for a flawless sunless tanner, or just to kick off your morning!
3. Nicole by OPI "Nic's Sticks"
Quite possibly the most clever and convenient idea in nail care history. Think of it as a white-out pen for your nails! I own about three of these bad boys and I absolutely love them! They come in about 36 popular shades that look fabulous and glossy applied to your nails. I toss these in my bag just in case I'm in need of a quick fix for my chipped polish. Another plus is that you'll never strain to get the cap off for these never get stuck due to dried nail polish.


4. Sephora Brand Eybrow trimmer/brush

Some lucky gals are born with what seems like naturally groomed brows. For most of us, we need a little more than some brow gel to do the job. This eyebrow trimmer takes any of the panic out of trimming unruly eyebrow hairs! Forget about accidentally cutting bare spots with this wonderful tool. The brow comb acts almost as a safety guard from trimming too much! It's absolutely fool proof, and this along with a great tweezerman tweezer will keep your brows (which in my opinion makes or breaks a face) pristine and pretty!

5. Wet n' Wild Jumbo Juicy Lip Balm

I know I know, Wet n' Wild was the make-up you used when you were twelve and you have definitely graduated to bigger and better things. Hear me out. These lip balms are amazing! First, they are huge! You definitely get a lot of product for little money. These suckers also taste absolutely delicious, so don't tell me I didn't warn you when you notice yourself licking it off as soon as you put it on. These incredibly moisturizing balms are definitely worth way more than the mere 2 dollars and change you will be shelling out at your local drugstore. One draw back? No SPF, so if you're on your way to the beach, pack another lip balm with sun protection.