Sunday, March 28, 2010

Love of the week: Pink Soap Artist Brush Cleaner

I love makeup, but I hate washing my brushes!! Especially my foundation and gel liner brushes. I heard about Pink Soap Artist Brush Cleaner on youtube and I thought I would give it a try. I bought it for $8ish from Micheals.

How to use it?
Work a little Pink Soap into the bristles of the brush, and rinse. Repeat this until the soap stays pink. You can then be sure that your brush is clean and safe to put away.

Verdict? A+
My brushes has never felt so soft!!! And I have never seen my MAC brush bristles look so white. I am hooked and I highly recommend this product.

Remember Michaels frequently has a 40% off coupon.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Warm shimmery neutral - soft cut crease

Items used:
  • Base: MAC Painterly, MAC Vanilla (eyeshadow, not pigment) as a wash over it
  • Lid: MAC Naked Lunch, with Stila Sun to give it some warmth
  • Crease: MAC Follie (used to create the soft cut crease)
  • Blend out the crease: MAC A little follie and Cork
  • Above the crease: MAC Brown Script
  • Highlight: MAC Vanilla eyeshadow
  • Upper lash line and waterline: black kohl, with some liquid e/l on the upper to intensify the look
  • Lower lash line: MAC Embark below waterline to create a smudgy sultry-ish look

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My birthday EOTD - metallic smokeyness :):)

Here is the look that I wore on my birthday...

Items used:
  • base: NYX pots n pans
  • lid/crease: MAC charred
  • crease: MAC electra
  • layer lid with MAC Bronze
  • Middld of lid: MAC woodwinked
  • inner v: MAC Goldmine
  • outer V - layers of MAC carbon
  • loads of mascara and black kohl
Cheek: contoured with NARS Sin, Blush: MAC Tippy; highlighted with Jemma Kidd's Rose gold

Lips: lipliner: MAC Subculture, lipstick - MAC Brave new bronze, lipgloss- MAC Ample Pink

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

EOTD: Spring is here!!

Items used:
  • Base: MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  • Lid: Sally Girl Mauve
  • Inner V: Sally Girl Beige
  • Crease: Ben Nye Raisin
  • Waterline and upper lashline: MAC Blacktrack gel liner
  • Set with NYX Black eyeshadow

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hair products that I am loving at the moment...

Here are the hair products that are working really well for me after numerous trials and errors.
I have 3B type curly but really frizzy hair, that I like wearing straight or in loose soft curls

1. Shampoo and Conditioner: John Frieda Straight Ahead
2. Deep conditioner: Joico K-Pak reconstructor
3. Heat protector: Tresseme thermal creations heat tamer spray
4. Curl enhancer (
when I wear it curly): Aveda Confixor Liquid Gel.
5. Hair smoother (when I wear it straight): Tresseme no-frizz ultra light shine spray before I use a flat iron, and I finish with Ojon Shine & Protect Glossing Mist
6. Hair spray: still looking for one that I will love...any suggestions?

7. Flat iron: Solia Ceramic Iron
8. Curling irons: Hot Tools 1 1/4" and 1 1/2"

What are your favorite hair products? I would love to hear...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Review: Prestige My Longest Lashes Mascara

I love the Bare Escentuals Buxom mascara, and was looking for a drugstore equivalent. The brush of the Prestige My Longest Lashes mascara looks a bit similar, though not as big. It's perfect for creating natural long lashes...see below

mascara vs. no mascara

What do you think?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rediscover your stash: LORAC Croc Palette

I am trying to reuse as much as of stash as possible instead of buying new products - thus the "rediscover your stash" series. The goal is to decide if I should keep or toss the product.

Today, this post features the LORAC Croc palette.

Here is the look:

Keep or toss?

Monday, February 22, 2010

What's your fav. blow dryer?

I am in the market for a hair dryer. I need one for doing blowouts to straighten my hair. I have wavy to curly hair.

What is your favorite hair dryer? I have heard raves about the T3 Evolution dryer ($300). Is it worth it?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Love of the week: MAC Ladyblush and Bobbi Brown Powder Pink blushes

Hi All

I actually have two blushes that I am LOVING at the moment. Both of these are my "I-dont-have-time-to-coordinate"/"getting-late-for-work"/"work-appropriate" blushes. Plus I am suffering from dry skin this winter so I am leaning towards cream blushes.

[1] MAC Ladyblush Blushcreme (US $18.50) Color: Demure cool pink flush

From "Luxuriously soft and creamy, this cream blush tenderly flushes the cheeks or brings them into full-blown rosy bloom. Blends well; layers exquisitely. Gives a vibrant, dewy fresh, slightly shiny look to the cheeks. Apply with a brush or fingers."

I am totally attest for the vibrant, dewy look!

[2] Bobbi Brown Powder Pink Pot Rouge (US $22.00) Color: Light Pink

From "This cream-based formula is great on both lips and cheeks for a sheer, stained finish. Available in a wide array of color choices for a variety of skin tones. For All Skin Types. Creamy and easy to blend - pat on lips and cheeks for a beachy pop of color. Beauty Bonus: Makes an equally beautiful lip color."

Here is a link to the swatch, and also swatches of my other BB pot rouges

Friday, February 5, 2010

Contest winner for Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer....

Hi all,

The winner of my first giveaway contest is:


Congratulations Paula!!! Please email me your name, email address and mailing address at

Friday, January 29, 2010

EOTD: Neutrals with a kick...

As you can tell, I am in a "neutrals" phase at the moment, but I wanted to jazz it up a little. Please do click on the picture below to enlarge it, the colors are simply stunning (atleast to me:))

Items used:
  • Lid and brow bone: you wont believe the color I have used..Wet n Wild Bronzer/Highlighter in Acapulco Glow..It's freaking awesome!! Pack it on the lid densely
  • Crease: Soft wash of MAC Cork, then intensify it with MAC Espresso
  • Outer V: MAC Embark (or Handwritten)
  • Warerline: apply any black kohl and MAC Rebel Rock Blue pigment (its the bright blue). Use it wet for intensity. I applied it over my bottom lashes for fun:)
Did you like the look? Do you like Wet n Wild Acapulco Glow on the lids as much as I do?

By the way, Wet n Wild Acapulco Glow makes an awesome highlighter for the cheeks as well.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

EOTD: I can hardly wait for summer......

Items used:
  • Lid: Pack MAC Arena (if lids are darker try Urban Decay Jones)
  • Crease: MAC Coral (Pro color)
  • Outer V: MAC Antiqued (very slightly)
  • upper lashline - liquid black liner
  • waterline - MAC Feline kohl
  • Inner V/tear duct - MAC Ricepaper

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Warm Neutral eyes

Items used:
  • Base: MAC Base Light paint (its a sheer white gold color)
  • Lid uptil browbone: MAC Naked pigment (light beige with slight gold shimmer)
  • Crease: MAC Texture
  • Above crease: MAC Rule
  • Over V: MAC Showstopper
  • Upper lashline: any black liquid liner
  • waterline: MAC Feline kohl
  • Below waterline: MAC Showstopper to smoke it out

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My First Give-Away Contest: Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer

** contest closed **

Hi all,

I am so happy to post my first ever give-away!! I have partnered with Perricone MD to host a contest for a chance to win their fabulous Face Finishing Moisturizer!

Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer is suited for those seeing the first signs of aging, such as loss of radiance or the appearance of fine lines around the eyes or forehead. Paraben-free Face Finishing Moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizer formulated with powerful antioxidants to correct these emerging signs, while helping prevent future skin damage. It retails for $65.

Perricone products are favored among celebs such as Oprah and more importantly, Dr. Perricone is a board certified dermatologist.

What do you need to do to enter the contest?
  • Post in the comment section below: 1) why you need a product like this for your skin, 2) what products have you used that didn't work, and 3) which other Perricone product would you want to try next?
  • You must follow my blog
  • You must me a US resident (apologies to my international readers), and no PO Boxes, please.
  • You must enter your comment by midnight PST, Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

How will I choose a winner?

  • I will use to determine the winner.
  • This blog post will be edited when the winner is chosen.

What do you need to send me if you win the contest?

I will ask the winner to email me their
name,mailing address and email address.

Good luck!!!

Note: Entering this contest means you are giving me permission to forward your name, email and mailing address to representatives of Perricone MD for fulfillment and mailing of contest prize. Failure to include all information requested will disqualify your entry. one (1) winner, chosen at random, will receive the prize mentioned. Duplicate entries will not improve your chances of winning. Giveaway sponsored by Perricone MD. Some restrictions apply. Open only to US residents. Entries will be accepted through midnight PST Wednesday, February 3, 2010