Saturday, May 12, 2012

Beauty Sampler Giveaway Preview

This contest should be renamed "Worst face stuck on a You Tube video frame ever!!! I think I win!!!
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review

COLOR: Sweetheart = Bright Pink

Retail Price around $6.79

So Clinique and Tarte both have their own version of this product for mucho more. So looks like Revlon is giving them a slight run for their money. BTW I am typing in all PINK in honor of "Sweetheart" :) 

So here is the skinny on this chubby pencil :)
I adore these much better then the stains that are like a marker. These feel so buttery, balmy and moisturising for the lips. I could just sit there all day and put it on because it felt oh so good. Color pay off was as you will see huge for this color.

I did not personally get to shop this new product line, as for now, that I know of they are at Harmon's. I don't have a Harmon's near me so that = PROBLEM! What to do? What to do? I called my every wonderful mother who is my biggest support and fan when it comes to beauty and my work and much more. Yes, I have my own personal cheerleader, everyone should!

My Mom saved the day by calling me straight from Harmon's. Now my Mom doesn't have an Iphone yet (I wish!, I would have made her take pics of everything and this is probably why she doesn't have one :( she was very helpful and talked me through the colors. So I have a couple to try and will do each review individual. 

Sweetheart as shown is a Hot Bright Pink.

This picture makes it look not as Bright but wait till you see this on my face. :) Now do not be a hater, do not judge, I am baring my soul! Go easy on me! I have NO MAKEUP ON (Sit down so you don't faint!) and my dorky glasses that are wearing off paint on the sides but I love them so I can't throw them out:)

So it isn't so bad but I am more of an eye girl and not a Flamingo Lip kind of girl. In person I feel it was even a tad brighter cause I don't mind it as much in pictures. I am actually sort of liking it now. But it had just enough brightness for me to say I am gonna pass (ONLY CAUSE THE COLOR WAS NOT MY FAV with my skintone it would look fab on someone who saw the sun :)

For fun cause I enjoy making my  mom laugh I sat in the mirror and had a granny moment where I drew the chubby stick around my lips on the outside, she laughed and then I wanted to cry as I soon remembered it was a stain and the joke was on me. It was hilarious! No I didn't take a picture as I didn't need anyone thinking I was serious:) 

So I did take it off due to my see through skin and the brightness of the color for my own liking. I can say it stained well for such an item. Also, stayed on my hand for a long time. It felt very nice on the lips. Now as far as other colors I can not judge yet maybe this stained so well due to the color and brightness. That is yet to be found out. I wasn't sure if I would like other colors but I am going to find that out soon. I will share as I play with my new discoveries. My skin tone is funny with certain colors like pinks with a purple edge are no bueno for me. So we will see. I did love the texture on the lips and the fact that if there was any scent it didn't bother e but I don't remember one. Some say there is a slight minty scent. I loathe drugstore scented stuff. I wish I could see all the offered colors and I am picky with colors but the concept if you can find a color that works for you is GREAT!!!

Hugz from me to you and sealed with a..........

See here it is a tad brighter :)

Stay tuned for more :)

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Brows & Bridal Beauty Prep

The Perfect Brow, A must for any Bride!

Every Bride has her Pre-Wedding "To Do" list! This particular post isn't just for Brides but also for any girl who wants to maintain flawless well groomed Brows. 

I will start however by addressing any beautiful Bride to be, I adore you and can't wait to make your already gorgeous self look fabulous for your day. I am gonna do something I dislike though....It's called BEGGING I am BEGGING you to please make sure to have your Brows done before your wedding! Opting not to do your brows on your Wedding day when you have invested in your gown, hair and makeup and much more is like having Caviar & Cristal on paper plates and plastic cups from the dollar store (NOT THAT I AM KNOCKING THE DOLLAR STORE!). It's just not right :(, no bueno!!!
 not doing brows's just not an option! 

Brows are huge and often don't get the credit they deserve. Frankly put, they don't even get much product attention and kind of take a back seat. However, this couldn't be further from the truth! Brows are essential and very important when it comes to maintaining a flawless look and eyes that POP!  Many clients ask me what to do to make eyes pop and again this is a very overlooked step of maintenance. People automatically assume if they get the rainbow color palette from the MAC counter they are gonna have GAGA eyes and be Vogue ready but without properly groomed brows you just shot yourself in the foot. Trust me it will hurt. Especially when you are investing in pictures that will be with you for a lifetime. Ain't no turning back on that one. So please heed my friendly advice as I want to see you look your best!

Brows will not only enhance a great eyeshadow application but they will frame the face adding back youth (When done right:) and will be your cherry to your Sundae. Your platinum setting to your diamond and get the point :)

So what advice I offer my Brides and what I have found looks the best is Eye Brow Threading. YES, when I have seen it done it's reminiscent of some torture device used in combat however, I know there are ladies out there that are doing fa more painful waxing that I won't mention because there are unattended children on the web and it also isn't for the faint of heart. Though I am not a fan of the movie itself, I have seen the You Tube clip of the Waxing Scene from The 40 Year Old Virgin and that in itself is enough to make me explore other choices. Given he is waxing his whole chest and we are just talking brows here I feel there are many pitfalls to waxing that leaves me preferring threading even more then I suggest it without needing extra reasons. 

Eye brow Threading is a great option because it does not break the skin the way waxing does or lift layers. There is also no risk of burning. you don't want to be that girl! One BIG thing for me that I don't like to see is when people get waxed (And it has happened to me) and you can see where the waxing stops. then the facial fine hair start again, a line of demarcation. Lastly, this being the KICKER makeup will not stick to areas that have been recently waxed. Waxing exfoliates the skin and the fresh new skin ain't having it! not good and with camera technology the way it is you can see it all. 

It never fails every Bride that has come to me having been threaded always has pristine brows and it never fails that when I ask what they did ....they had them threaded. So take it from all the bridal veterans and one more thing....this is NOT a DIY project :) I REPEAT NOT A DO IT YOURSELF PROJECT unless you want to come out looking like Scarface. I am not touching that one with a ten foot pole!

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