Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pop Beauty Cabaret Bouquet

A luxurious velvet kit, POP Beauty’s Cabaret Bouquet ($29.50) has all the makeup one needs for the perfect holiday look including eyeshadows, blushes and lip gloss (?). Inspired by Cabaret’s leading lady, Sally Bowles, it houses the perfect shades and textures for luxurious, old Hollywood glamour.  This gorgeous must have little beauty box hits the full score! You can't miss the mark with these shades for full on glam, show stopping evenings. Comes with beginners luck instructions on how to for can't go wrong application!

Let this kit take center stage for some boiling hot old school glamour! Whole face in a case and all in one velvet mystique box! Lid, line, light your eyes, velvet skin powder and sleek glosses. The Berlin Cabaret in a box - Say Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome!

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 Cabaret Bouquet

The palette is $32 and includes:
  • 5 Shades of Shadow
  • 1 Matte Face Powder
  • 5 Face Highlighters
  • 1 Bronzer
  • 4 Lip Duos
Pretties right?

 Thoughts- You wont be disappointed-The color pay of is amazing, the lip glosses are fab, they are not sticky or anything, and the bronzer give you the best sunkiss glow that I love.. 

Tarte Matte Watterproof Bronzer

Just like Tarte's best-selling mineral powder bronzer, this matte waterproof bronzer delivers just the right amount of a sun-burnished glow and doubles as an easy contouring powder. Infused with natural, skin-softening mineral pigments, this waterproof bronzer helps improve skin's texture, tone, and clarity all day long while withstanding humidity and moisture.

Skinvigorating ingredients:

  • Vitamins A & E: act as antioxidants to fight free radical damage

  • Vitamin C: an antioxidant that fights free radical damage and prevents oxidative stress and premature signs of aging while brightening skin

  • Water: delivers and retains moisture

  • Mineral pigments: known for their soothing and softening properties

  • Paraben free

  • Phthalate free

  • Sodium lauryl sulfate free

  • Petrolatum free

  • Synthetic fragrance free

  • Synthetic dye free

  • No Animal testing

  • Using Tarte's kabuki brush, gently buff directly onto skin or over foundation where the sun would naturally bronze; cheekbones, chin, nose, and forehead.

    • Pros
      • Blends easily
      • Doesn't appear cakey
      • Easy to apply
      • Good pigmentation
      • Long-lasting 
      • None
      Best Uses
      • Anytime 
      • Daytime Faking
      • A tan Hint of color 
      • Contouring & highlighting

      Thoughts-I use this during the day as my bronzer and even a blush if I am in a hurry. I also used it on my eyes and it looks so natural, my face just had this glow and did not look fake baked or anything. I love the packaging and mirror. It is really sturdy and pretty! The powder is buildable, so I don't have to worry about looking like I have caked on powder when I apply throughout the day. I love how long lasting and natural the finish is!I really like this bronzer and I must say it is comparable to NARS laguna bronzer. I love how it is comparable matte and waterproof!

      Rated- 4.8 Out Of 5

      Benefit -They're Real! Mascara

      Benefit -They're Real! Mascara

      What it is:
      A jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for a spectacular "out-to-here" look.   

      What it does:
      This mascara features an exclusive brush specially designed to maximize the performance of the long-wearing, glossy formula revealing lashes you never knew you had! Staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length and volume beyond belief. The precision bristles on the custom-domed tip lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. The end result is luxurious, silky lashes that won't smudge, clump, or dry out.

      Research results:
      -94% saw dramatic length and volume*
      -90% saw base-to-tip curl*
      -94% saw visible lift*
      -100% saw long-wearing results*
      -*Results observed in a consumer panel survey



      For years I have been a devoted Dior Mascara Junkie- switching back and forth between Black Out/Extase. I am now considering jumping ship!
      I was impressed not only by the bold black pigment of the mascara, but the lengthening and defining as well! I use one to two individual false eyelashes on the corner of each eye for an extra oomph effect for nights out, and this mascara blends the rest of my lashes in PERFECTLY with the false ones!
      Definitely worth it- and will purchase again.
      What your Favorite Mascara?

      Wednesday, June 29, 2011

      5 Ways to Soothe Sandal-Beaten Feet


      Kick foot odor to the curb. According to N.Y.C. dermatologist Hilary Reich, washing feet daily with an antibacterial soap will fend off most odor-causing microbes. But refreshing with a spritz of The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray ($10, will deodorize and put pep in your step—literally. (Swapping your sandals every other day will also give odors time to dissipate.) 



      Having tired, blistered toes is no walk on the beach. Slip off your sandals and give your feet some rest and relaxation with a ten minute soak. "After soaking, remove dead skin by scrubbing vigorously with a pumice stone," says New York dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf, who recommends Epsom salt soaps to her patients. We like the Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Sea Foam Foot Soak ($15;, which is infused with skin-soothing seaweed and algae extract. 



      Just like it exfoliates your face, the Clarisonic Mia ($149; also scrubs away rough skin on your feet—just invest in a new brush head for $25. "It provides the best cleaning and allows your skin to absorb skin products more readily," says D.C.-based dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi. After exfoliating, use the Ped-Egg Foot File ($10; on heels to remove thick, cracked skin. 



      Open-toed sandals are perfect for the summer, but that also means your feet get more exposure to the elements. "Put on a hydrating lotion to lock in moisture after removing dead skin," advises Jennifer Lynn, spa director at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas. Butter London Powder Finish Foot Creme ($28; hydrates feet with shea and coco butter, but doesn't leave a too-slick finish. 


      Believe it or not, you can get pedicure-soft feet while you sleep. "Urea helps break down dead skin, so apply a cream containing the ingredient every night for a week, then slip on socks to hold in moisture," Tanzi advises. She recommends the Rea Lo 30 Cream. ($35;

      Tuesday, June 28, 2011

      Benefit Ring My Bella eau de toilette

      Ring My Bella

      Benefit has launched a new fragrance in the Crescent Row collection, Ring My Bella. Like the prior entries in the series, 2009′s Laugh With Me Lee Lee, Something About Sofia and My Place or Yours Gina and 2010′s Garden of Good & Eva, Lookin to Rock Rita and So Hooked on Carmella, the new fragrance is based on a fictional character; in this case, she is someone who has just opened a lingerie shop in the neighborhood.

      Ring My Bella is a fruity floral; notes include rose, lily, jasmine, peony, patchouli, vanilla and white musk.* An Ulta Exclusive*

      Pricing- $36 Dollars
      Smells Amazing.

      Do  You Have A Favorite Benefit Scent?

      Monday, June 27, 2011

      The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub
      Think a tropical vacation aura with softer, glowing skin. Then, open the jar of this creamy moisturizing scrub and let its luxurious coconut husks and ground coconut shells gently exfoliate your body while coconut oil and other oils moisturize. Feel pampered in paradise without leaving home. Reveal softer, glowing skin  , a creamy, moisturizing scrub made with pure Community Trade organic cold-pressed virgin coconut oil.

      What You Get

      • 6.8 oz. Body Scrub - Coconut ( $16.00)

      What It Does

      • Helps remove dead skin cells
      • Moisturizes and conditions your skin over time
      • How it works:
        • Leaves the skin deliciously
        • fragranced with the tropical scent of coconut.
        • Organic, virgin, cold-pressed Community Trade coconut oil and coconut milk condition, moisturize and soften skin, while helping to replenish moisture levels.
        • Organic Community Trade babassu oil is a very effective moisturizer that helps to restore skin’s natural moisture barrier.
      • Made with pure Community Fair Trade cold-pressed, organic virgin coconut oil, marula oil, organic soya oil, sweet almond oil and organic babassu oil
      • Oils are lightly moisturizing and non-greasy 

      Thoughts- This scrub is beautiful. its creamy, and smells amazing. you can actually SEE pieces of coconut in the scrub which is why i love this and all body shop products, its natural. it goes on very easily and a little goes a long way, i just purchased this a couple days ago along with the coconut body butter and shower cream and my skin has never felt better.


      Sunday, June 26, 2011

      Face of The Day

      FOTD-Teal Appeal


      Victoria Secret Foundation
      Garnier Dark Circle Roller
      Revlon Stick Concealer
      Dream Matte Powder
      Jane Bronzer Quad
      Milani Blush In Dolce Pink
      Hard Candy Matte Powder

      Nyx Jumbo Pencil In Milk
      Elf Little Black Book Vol 1( Tan on the lid** Any Tan Works**)
      Elf Little Black Beauty Book Vol 1 ( Teal In The Crease)& ( Lower Lash Line)
      Elf Little Black Beauty Book Vol1 ( Pearl White On The Brow Bone & Inner Corner)
      Maybelline  Lash Stilleto( Upper Lash Line)
      Urban Decay 24/7 Liner In Zero( Tight Line & WaterLine)
       Benefit Bad Gal Mascara


      Palladio Lipstain In Pinky
      Revlon Colorburst Gloss In Orchid

      Friday, June 24, 2011

      Face Of The Day

      FOTD- Flamboyant Eye


      Revlon ColorStay Foundation
      Benefit Erase Paste
      Mary Kay Loose Powder
      Benefit Hoola Bronzer
      Benefit COARLista Blush
      Hard Candy Stay Matte Powder


      Nyx Jumbo Pencil( Milk)
      Nyx Single Shadow In Mellow Yellow( Lid Color)
      Elf 32 Bright Palette(Royal Purple In Crease)
      Nyx Single Shadow(White On The Brow Bone & Inner Corner)
      Maybelline Lash Stiletto(Upper Lash Line)
      Ubran Decay 24/7 Liner In Zero( Tight Line & Lower Lash Line)
      Maybelline One By One Mascara


      NYC  Kiss Gloss (Park Place Punch )

      Thursday, June 23, 2011

      Face Of The Day

      FOTD- Violet Sapphire

      Rimmel True Match Foundation
      Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer
      Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
      Milani TANtastic Bronzer
      Malani Blush(Red Vino)
      Hard Candy Welcome Matte Powder
      Elf Mist & Spray


      Nyx Jumbo Pencil(Purple Violet)
      Wet N Wild Palette I'm Feeling Retro( Purple In The Inner Eye)
      Wet N Wild Palette I'm Feeling Retro ( Blue In the Outer Lid To The Crease)
      Wet N Wild Palette I'm Feeling Retro ( White On the Brow Bone & Inner Corner)
      Loreal Gel Liner ( Upper Lash Line)
      Urban Decay 24/7 Liner (Lower Lash Line& Tight Line)
      Benefit Bad Gal Mascara

      Rimmel Airy Fairy Lip Stick

      Wednesday, June 22, 2011

      Face Of The Day

      FOTD-Electric Cherry Blossom

      Revlon Age Defying Spa Foundation
      Garnier Dark Circle Roller
      Relvon Blemish Concealer
      Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
      Wet N Wild Everything Under The Sun Bronzer
      Milani Blush( Dolce Pink)
      Hard Candy Welcome Matte Powder

      Nyx Jumbo Pencil(milk)
      Wet N Wild Spoiled Brat Palette(Sliver All Over The Lid& Lower Lashes)
      Wet N Wild Spoiled Brat Palette(Pink In The Crease)
      Nyx  Single Shadow(Brow Bone & Inner Corner)
      Maybelline Lash Stiletto( Upper Lash Line)
      Urban Decay Liner In Zero( Lower Lashes & Tight Line)
       Benefit Bad  Gal  Mascara


      Elf Hypershine Gloss In Flirt

      Launching Too Faced Midnight In Garden Of Glamour

      Fall 2011 is here and the first to serve it officially up is Too Faced Cosmetics with the new Midnight in the Garden of Glamour Collection for Fall 2011.

      • Too Faced Smokey Eye Shadow Collection $36
      A smokey eye is the most requested makeup look by women seeking a smoldering, sexy style. We reintroduce this popular collection with a slimmer package and new, color-saturated formulas. Created for this deeply blended technique, our wearable shades add a modern drama to all eye shapes.


      Color: Firefly (silvery taupe), White Lie (sugar white), In A Flash (silver shimmer), Cloves (bronzey brown), Nice Ash (charcoal), Smoking Jacket (black plum), Up In Smoke (black brown), Smokin Hot (matte black), Smolder (matte navy)

      • Too Faced Exotic Color Intense Eye Shadow Singles $18
      Our dangerously rich collection of exotic shadows inspire pure decadence. These intense sating shades were created as the must-have accessory to compliment our best-selling eye shadow collections. Your lid will be instantly elevated to daring and dynamic with these color-saturated accents.

       Shade Options

      Cop a Teal
      Color: Peacock Blue
      Color: Antique Gold Shimmer
      Nice Stems!
      Color: Golden Clover
      Copper Peony
      Color: Copper Sun
      Midnight Mist
      Color: Midnight Sapphire
      Petals to the Metal
      Color: Metallic Brown / Blue
      Frilly Lilly
      Color: White Crystal Shimmer
      Poison Orchid
      Color: Midnight Amethyst
      Voilet Femme
      Color: Lavender
      Enchanted Garden
      Color: Golden Expresso
      Magic Mushroom
      Color: Neutral pink shimmer
      Night Nymph
      Color: Black Silver Shimmer

      • Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eye Liner $18
      Our creamy, long-wearing eye liners glide on with the ease of a liquid liner and lock down for 8 hours of budge-proof, smudge-proof wear. These high-impact pencils come in six waterproof shades ranging from the necessary classic to cutting-edge couture. Each includes a flexi-firm, beveled smudger to allow for a smokey blend or precise line

      • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop $18
      Introducing Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop Color Correcting Eye Shadow Primer!
      Our world-famous Shadow Insurance primer has been infused with a perfect lemon-yellow tone that neutralizes redness and ruddiness while ensuring eye shadow shades are clear and true every time.

      • Too Faced Shadow Brushes Essential 3-Piece Set $39
      After over 20 years in the industry, Jerrod Blandino brings you a makeup artists tool kit featuring the three, must-have eye brushes that everyone from the professional expert to he beauty beginner needs to build every eye look possible.
      • Liner/Smudger
      • Lid/Smoker
      • Crease/Blender

      • Too Faced Size Queen Mascara $21
      Our gigantic, dual-helix brush and keratin-infused, curl-setting formula work synergistically to create magnificent, multi=dimensional lashes instantly! The massive, corkscrew-shaped brush boasts both long, lengthening bristles and short, volumizing fibers to grab, coat, and condition every single lash for a lavish, layered effect!

      What an incredible collection!

      Benefit Honey" snap out of it" Face Scrub

      This is a wonderful scrub. Not only is a wonderful exfoliator, but it completly transformed my skin. It is so refreshing to use, I feel like I have new skin. I love the smell of this product (but it can become a little overpowering). The product is a little harsh, yet it claims to be suitable for all skin types. I personally would not recommend it for a sensitive skin but certainly would do for those with an oily skin type but stick to using Honey ... Snap Out of It only once or twice a week at most. I did not mind it but have tried better. The packaging is nice and simple and I like to see the product's blend through the clear bottle -

      A morning must for smooth skin. Use daily for unclogging pores, deep cleaning and gentle exfoliating. With triple milled almond paste, you can feel the vacuum cleaning begin immediately. Now remember...every morning!

      Why we love it
      An a.m. cleansing scrub that gently exfoliates and vacuum cleans your skin with soft almonds, natural honey and Vitamin E, leaving your skin simply sumptuous.
      what else you need to know
      Great for all skin types!

      Product Details

      • 150 mL / 5.0 US fl. oz.

      How to apply

      • Wet face and apply quarter size amount to fingertips. Gently massage face with scrub, being careful to avoid eye area. Rinse off and pat face dry. Follow with your favorite Benefit moisturizer!


      Leave it on for three minutes and you've got a mini-mask and exfoliator in one!


      • Smooths skin
      • Exfoliates
      • Smells Great 
      • Gentle
        • Can Be Harsh On Sensitive Skin
        • Can Be Pricey
        Best Uses
        • Daily(morning)
        Rated-4.8 Out Of 5