Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Make Up For Ever Wild & Chic 10 Aqua Creams Tin


As every makeup and beauty lover knows, the winter holidays are the best time of the year for purchasing the most amazing beauty gift sets. Winter Holiday 2011/2012 is no different. This year Make Up Forever has hit the ball out the park with the The Limited Edition Make Up For Ever Wild & Chic 10 Aqua Creams Charcoal Tin". Make Up For Ever's limited editions for Winter 2011/2012 is the Wild & Chic collection. A snake print large tin with 10 beautiful colors in the full sized Aqua Creams for the eyes along with a few colors which would also be suitable for the lips & cheeks along with the 5N brush which is perfect for applying cream eyeshadow. This set works out better value when purchased altogether in this collectors tin compared to the individual prices. Colors include: 12, 15, 17, 14, 01, 11, 13, 16, 04 & 02. Brush 5N. Individually the Make Up Forever Aqua creams retails for $22.00 each and the Brush 5N also retails for $22.00. The grand total is $242.00. The Collection was sold for $175.00. After careful deliberation , I finally decided to purchase the Collection, Sephora had sold out. I was crushed. I was watching the amazing Wayne Goss on YouTube, he mentioned a makeup seller in the UK, Guru Makeup Emporium. That little light went off in my head. I quickly went to their website, and to my amazement this wonderful collection was in stock. I clicked purchase, closed my eyes and prayed. Unsure of the current rate of exchange, I was pleasantly surprised that I payed $8.00 less than if I would I have paid at Sephora and that was with shipping from the UK. The transaction was flawless. It arrive save and sound to me in less than 10 days.

The quality of the Aqua Creams are amazing. I no longer have the youthful taut eyelids of twenty years ago. The Aqua Creams applied flawlessly without making my eyelids look crepey. I have wore them alone a a wash of color with a winged eyeliner and also with eyeshadow. The staying power is over the top. It lasted my entire 12+ hour shift without creasing or fading. If you can get this collection, you will be overjoyed. My Christmas present to me.

At last viewing of Guru Makeup Emporium the Limited Ediiton Make Up Forever Wild and Chic 10 Aqua Cream Charcoal Tin was still in stock. Enclosed is their contact information: Guru Makeup Emporium, Studio 4 Filmer Mews, 75 Filmer Road, Fulham, London SW6 7JF

Telephone:++44(0)207 731 4646

Fax:++44(0)207 731 4376

Email: shop@gurumakeupemporium.com

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!


PS: Description of The Limited Edition Make Up Forever Wild and Chic 10 Aqua Cream Charcoal Tin was used from the Makeup Emporium website.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Smashbox Click You're It Holiday Eye Shadow Palette


Everyone who knows anything about makeup, knows that the best time to buy cosmetics is during the time close to the Christmas holidays. You get more bang for your buck. This year is no exception, Smashbox out did themselves this year, the palette is called "Click You're It". It comes in a beautiful red box. The top is magnetized for a super secure closure. When you lift the top the is a large mirror, that is great for traveling. How many times have you been staying in a hotel and the mirror is to far away to get a flawless makeup application. Next to the mirror is a slot that houses three card that has instructions for six looks that can be created with the palette. It has a 0.5 ml bottle of the Photo Finish eye primer to keep your eye shadows in place all day. Now to the really good part, the palette comes with fifteen powdered eye shadows that is comprised of mattes and satins. The eye shadows are rich, creamy and highly pigmented. Also, the palette comes with five cream eyeliners. They can be used as eyeliners or a eye shadow base that can be used to intensify the color of the powder eye shadow . The most awesome part is that this palette retails for only $49.00. If you bought all of these items separately it would cost about $250.00 dollars. Try this palette, you won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tarte Friends and Family Sale! Now thru August 15th



I just posted about the Amazing Tarte for True Blood Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette. As I went to the site browsing around I was happy to find that Tarte is having their Friends and Family Sale now thru August 15th. This is the perfect time to try some of their products. Just use the code FFAUG at checkout and receive 30% off your entire purchase. Just click this link and go straight to their site. Happy Shopping little Tartlettes! http://tartecosmetics.com/raf/click/?i=pmx8g15r0h.

Tarte for True Blood Limited Edition Palette

For four seasons now, I have been addicted to the HBO Series True Blood. I am at the edge of my seat every Sunday waiting patiently for True Blood to come on. I am not a Twilight or Vampire Dairies follower. True Blood is different, maybe it is because it is set in my home state of Louisiana. True Blood is based on the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlene Harris. The books are a fast , fun read.

So when I heard that Tarte cosmetics was launching a True Blood Limited Edition Eyeshadow palette, I knew that I had to have it. Included in this wonderful palette is: * 17 x 0.07 oz eye shadows
* 0.003 oz True Blood™ EmphasEYES Aqua-Gel Eyeliner in Black
* 0.1 oz True Blood™ Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara in Black
* 0.08 oz True Blood™ Lifted Natural Eye Primer
It retails for $52.00. You receive a great deal of products for the price. The colors are pigmented, wearable, and it is a beautiful assortment of colors. You can find this gem at Sephora, Sephora.com, Ulta, Ulta.com and Tartecosmetics.com.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sleek Acid Rain Eyeshadow palette.

OK, I know that I am older but I have a passion for super intense bright colors. Neon colors just call me. Over the years, I have had three different neon palettes, but none of them have the intensity of Sleeks' Acid Rain Palette. I was watching one of my favorite YouTube beauty Gurus Xsparkage. I love that she is not afraid of color. The video was titled Electro Candy Rave Makeup. The product she used was Sleek Acid Rain Eyeshadow palette. I was in LOVE , I had to have it. Sleek is a UK brand , so it is not easily accessible to us in the US. But the internet can take us to far away lands and that is just what I did, I went to Sleeks website. They have an amazing website,http://www.sleekmakeup.com. So check out Sleeks' website and stop in and say Hello to Leesha ( Xsparkage) . If you love color you will totally enjoy this video and it will leave you longing for more. I am off for the week, so I will post pictures of me rocking the Acid Rain colors.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean O P I nail collection and Silver Shatter Polish

I know that I am a little late with writing about the Pirates of the Caribbean O P I nail collection and Silver Shatter polish. I had seen the collection in magazine but I had not gotten around to seeing them in my local store. I happen to go in to the gift shop at my job and to my surprise they had the entire collection. I was able to swatch each of the colors and I knew that I had to get them. I purchased the entire collection.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Amazing Sale and Giveaway from Crown Brushes, HauteLook and PurseBuzz

HauteLook is an a fantastic way to purchase high-end products for reasonable prices. In the beauty section they are featuring Crown Brushes. These are amazing brushes you can purchase brush for those who are just starting out doing makeup all the way to brushes for the professional. Because I do a great deal of freelance work, I love the 15 piece  Italian Badger Brush Set. The brushes are beautifully crafted and so soft. You would love also. Here is my personal invite link to HauteLook: http://www.hautelook.com/invite/RHall-Sharp062

Fantastic Giveaway from Crown Brushes, HauteLook, and PurseBuzz







Crown Brushes have amazing quality and for reasonable prices. Check them out. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Young , dedicated and accomplished!

No, I am not speaking of my myself. In the beauty community everyone knows that the blog/website to go to is Temptalia. It is the most informative, comprehensive, and up to date blog about anything that you could possible need to know that is beauty related. What most people don't realize is Christine ( Temptalia)is only 23 years old. She started this blog when she was 18 y/o. Christine is also a full-time JD/MBA student. On top of all of her studies, reviews, swatch, photographs, she actually uses these products so that when she does her reviews they are honest. As consumer, we can trust that the information that she gives is correct. If you want to see how amazing her work is check her out at www.temptalia.com. So when I find my self saying that I don't have time. I stop and think what would Christine do?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cutting Edge Products for the Professional makeup artist ( GLAMCOR)

As a freelance artist, many times I arrive at a photo shoot and there is no place to put my products. The shoots go on for hours and nothing is worse than having your product still in your train case and not on something that can properly display the products that you will need. Well fret not, your prayers have been answered. Glamcor, is a new cutting edge company that takes all of these factors into consideration. The company is founded by Shana King and co-founder Erik Kaiser. Shana has worked diligently on first designing makeup brushes that has been needed for a great deal of time in the makeup community. They look amazing (Glamcor five piece brush set). I would be a welcomed addition to any makeup kit. The product that really caught my eye was the Large Mobile Studio. So much time and dedication was put into developing these products.Every detail has a purpose behind it. The weight of the products are light, portable, large surface space to work on, LED lights to not only keep the client comfortable but also keep the artist comfortable. They have everything from electrical outlets to a place where you can play your Ipod. It is also extremely easy to transport because the legs retract. They also come with power cords, Universal transport bags, a trolley and transport cover. They are so beautiful, they remind me of Old Hollywood. The medium is smaller version of the Large.And the Small is the table top version They come in three sizes, Large , Medium and small. Check to see which one meets your needs. Please check out there video tour of Glamcor that was done by the beautiful and super talented Ren ,of You Tubes, Makeup by Ren Ren. Also please check out their temporary website " http://store.glamcor.com/index.php.There are many product to be found on their website, to add to all the beauty they have truly amazing customer service.

Friday, April 15, 2011

What I am loving today!

As consumers we know , money is really tight. We are in a recession, which means that there is less disposable income. But I am here to let you know that you don't have to sacrifice beauty. I made a wonderful discovery about a year ago. It is called E.L.F., which stands for eyes, lips, and face. Beauty without breaking the bank. My favorite new product is the Conditioning Lip Balm with SPF of 15.It comes is seven gorgeous colors: Nice and Natural, Peaceful Pink,Mellow Melon,Blissful Berry, Bombshell Brown, and Romantic Rouge. It give your lips a light wash of color while moisturizing and protecting you from the sun. All for the low price of $3.00. You can have all seven for what you would pay for one lipstick. The one shown is the less expensive $1.25 E.L.F. Lip Balm .
You can find E.L.F. at Target in limited stock or you can order online @www.eyeslipsface.com

Saturday, February 19, 2011

China Glaze Crackle Nail Polish

The newest crackle craze started with the Katy Perry's OPI Polish Black Shatter. China Glaze has raised the bar with their release of six new CRACKLE Glaze colors. They are beautiful. The colors are Black Mesh ( an opaque black), Lightning Bolt ( an opaque white), Broken Hearted ( an opaque bright pink),Crushed Candy (an opaque robins egg blue), Cracked Concrete (an opaque light grey)and Fault Line ( a pearlized dark purple). There are so many combinations that you can create with these colors. I have pulled out all of my nail polishes and just played. After multiple attempts, I have formulated a recipe for application with the best results. First, apply a a base coat. Second, apply two coats of your base color. Let the polish dry completely. Then apply a thin layer of the crackle glaze over your base color. Be very careful not to overlap the Crackle Glaze, example one stripe of polish then next to the first stripe place the second stripe. If you don't apply the crackle glaze in a thin coat without overlapping the crackle effect won't be as pronounced.And last apply a thick layer of a glossy top coat to make the colors really pop. The look can be great. You can apply to all ten fingernails if you are daring or if you want a more sedate look just apply

to do an accent nail. Have Fun and Happy Crackling !

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Review


Amazing Cream Blush

By Glamazonz from Sacramento, CA on 2/17/2011

 

5out of 5

Pros: Very natural, Versatile, Multipurpose, Long Lasting, Good Value, Extremely blendable, Easy To Apply, Amazing pigmentation, Good Pigmentation

Best Uses: Dry Skin, Daily Use, Sensitive Skin, Normal Skin, Flawless finish, Oily Skin, Special Occasions

Describe Yourself: Trendy Style

Skin Tone: Deep

Age: 35-44

I have been a makeup junkie since I was a teenager. I have used everything from drugstore to high end blushes. E.L.F. Cream blushes are way up there with the high end blushes.

(legalese)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Do have subby eyelashes? Do you want think lucisious lashes?

My quest since I started wearing makeup is to find the perfect mascara.I have extremely thin, sparse eyelashes I have always been envious of women with long, luscious, eyelash. I was just watching Macface2adore(Jennifer) on You Tube. Her video was about her holy grail product of 2010, Rapid Lash. She also reported a sale.How could I resist, a chance to have thick beautiful eyelashs. The Valentines special is the Rapid lash eyelash renewal system and it comes with a jar Magnesium Crystal Resurfacing system as a free gift. What a great offer. I purchased it. I will take before and progression photos. Stop by and tell Jennifer hello. She is amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9CdU5aHKo
Can't wait until the Rapid Lash gets here.

Give it a try! http://www.getlashesandbrows.com/

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wet and Wild color icon eyeshadow trios


Wet and Wild has out done themselves once again. This new eye color trios, limited edition. They came out with 6 trio palettes, I Dream of Greenie,I am Feeling Retro, Silent Treatment,Spoiled Brat, I am getting Sunburned and I got good jeans. As soon as I heard about them, I ran to my local Walgreens to pick these trios. I didn't want to miss out like I did with the Christmas colors. I then had to go to other states to get that holiday set, but I was successful. Each store only received 2 of each palette. Not enough for all of these wild makeup up wearers
So that is why I am letting my follower and friends know about this collection.
Next coming six Blogs I will be a look with each palette.Each will be with women of many ethneticy I can't wait.