Friday, December 31, 2010

FunnyFace Beauty's Holiday Giveaway!

The Prizes are amazing! Check it out here and good luck if you decide to enter!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

My First Time Doing MU!

Hey everyone! Here's a look that I did on a friend for a party that she had to attend on Boxing Day. The theme was Black & White and I initially I wanted to do a silver and black smokey eye on her but she said she'd be accenting her outfit with bits of red.....and hence I did a black/red/gold smokey eye. My first time ever doing makeup on someone other than basic shadow, liner and mascara....I think she looked nice! :)



Face: MAC MSFN- Deep Dark, MAC Bronzer, Sleek Blush in Flushed, Sleek Glisten Me in Goddess
Eyes: Sleek's Sunset Palette (Red, Gold, Black), Sleek Kohl eyeliner in Black, Maybelline Colossal mascara, Lorac eyeshadow as highlight color (forgot the name)
Lips: Korres lip butter in pomegranate, MAC High Tea Lipstick, NYX 24 Karat lipgloss


Disclaimer: The image does not belong to me. It was taken at the event by a professional photographer.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!!

So amidst the hustle and bustle of the day and preparing for Christmas dinner I had to take a few moments to wish every one of my subbies a fantastic Christmas and for those who celebrate it....Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa!

Have a great day guys!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Tag XOXO

Thought I shall share this seen as though I keep seeing it pop up everywhere! Give it a go anyone that wants to

1. Whats Your Favorite Holiday Movie? Love Actually! I cry every time!


2. Whats Your Favorite Christmas Color?
Red, blue, silver, gold

3. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas?
PJS! Unless I'm leaving the house and I have to get dressed up

4. If You Could Only Buy One Person a Present This Year Who Would It Be?
My mum

5. Do You Open Your Present Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?
Christmas morning

6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House? 
No. Never. Looks like fun though

7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break? Just eat and chill totally relax!And lots of reading!

8. Any Christmas Wishes?
To just have a good day and all my family and friends to have the same

9. Favorite Christmas Smell?
Christmas dinner cooking

10. Favorite Christmas Meal Or Treat? Christmas dinner yummm


So pass it on! I hope you all have a blessed christmas and great time

Its the eve of christmas eve haha 2more days

Jinz xoxo

Sunday, December 19, 2010

MAC Tag

Here's a tag I saw and decided to share. I tag everyone on my list! :D

How long have you been using Mac?
About 3 years now...more frequently over the past year or so

What was your first Mac product?
Oh Baby Lip Gloss! :D

What's your all time favourite Mac product?
MSF Natural in Dark. Love! Love! Love!

What's your least favourite Mac product?
Lipglasses...yeah....for some reason they're very glittery and I hate that!

Do you own a Pro Card?
Nope

Your Mac foundation shade:
NC 45

Your favourite Mac-Foundation:
Studio Sculpt Foundation

Eyeshadow:
Amber Lights! I can wear this Dy and Night!

Lipstick:
Cunning!

Lipgloss:
Nymphette

Liner:
Lip Liner would be Night Moth! I LOVE this especially paired with Cunning lipstick!

Brush:
187 duo fibre brush. Love it for cream blush or super pigmented powder blush.

Nail Lacquer:
None

Pro Product:
None

Comment on the following Mac product; Have you used them? If so, give feedback.

Prep + Prime Skin:
Used it before. Broke me out :(

Full Coverage Foundation:
Never tried it.

Studio Sculpt Foundation: 
Like it a lot

Face + Body Foundation:
Never tried it, always wanted to

Mineralize Satin Finish:
Tried it in store. Hated it

Studio Fix Fluid:
Never tried it

Hyper Real Foundation:
Never used.

Select SPF15 Foundation:
Never used.

Studio Tech Foundation:
My first MAC foundation. Very heavy coverage (I don't need that). Used one, repurchased but still have a bit left.

Studio Fix Powder:
Very good for setting foundation

Studio Stick: 
Never tried it

Hyper Real Pressed Foundation:
Never used

Beauty Powder:
Never tried it
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Sculpting Powder:
Never used

Shaping Powder:
Never used.

Loose Blot Powder:

Never used

Pressed Blot Powder:
                                                                               Just got this. Not sure what I think yet

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural:
LOVE this product! I have backups of my back ups!

Mineralize Skinfinsh:
Gorgeous in the pans but I don’t use mine enough. I’m not one for overt shimmer during the day.

Bronzing Powder:
Really like this. Not too matte, not too glittery

Powder Blush:
I own one. Gingerly. It gives me a natural flush

Blushcreme:
Like the texture and feel from sampling in store but never found the right shade.

Mineralize Blush:
Never tried.

Gel Blush:
Never used

Cream Color Base:
Never found a shade.

Studio Sculpt Concealer:
Haven’t tried it.

Select Cover Up Concealer:
Again I haven’t tried it.

Select Moisture cover Concealer:
I like it. Don't use concealer much so no real thoughts on this just yet even though I have two tubes lol

Studio Finish Concealer:
Not tried.

Studio Stick:
Not tried.

Lip Erase:
Not tried but I’m curious about it as I do have very pigmented lips.

Tinted Lip Conditioner:
Petting Pink is a must have! Moisturizes well. I don't like the taste though

Lipstick:
I do like these. My favourites are the lustre finishes.

Lipglass:
I like these though they are a bit thick and sticky.

Dazzleglass:
I prefer glitter on my eyes, not my lips.

Cremesheen Glass:
Never tried it.

Lip Gelee: 
Tried these a while back. Love em. I need to get my hands on a few more

Solar Bits:
Never tried it.

Nail Lacquer:
Never tried.

Shadestick:
Never tried it.

Paint:
Never tried it.

Paint Pots:
I have two and I love them as bases or for just a wash of colour when I don't feel like wearing shadow

Eye Shadow:
Really Love their eye-shadows but I think Sleek, NYX and NYC can give you more bang for yor buck

Pigment:
Melon and Gold Stoke are my faves!!! 

Glitter:
Never Tried

Eye Kohl:
Never used but I do want to get Feline

Chromaline:
Never tried.

Fluidline:
Never used 

Liquid Last Liner:
Never used.

Lustre Drops:
Never used.

False Lashes:
Never used them

ProLash Mascara,Zoom Lash Mascara,Plush Lash Mascara, Dazzle Lash Mascara:
Zoom lash is ok. I quicker reach for Maybelline Falsies though

What has been your favourite Mac collection to date?
Fabulous Felines!!!!

Which Mac collection, in your opinion, do you think was disappointing, if any?
Um.....?

What products do you think Mac are missing?
I think MAC have a pretty comprehensive line really, especially when you take the pro line into account

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Beauty Blog Link love 18/12/2010

Dare to wear red lips this holiday season? Check out these three options on Katie of My Lips But Better.

Amy Antoinette reviews Estee Lauder's Double Wear Foundation and Concealer.

See a sneak peak at the Nicole by OPI liquid metals collection, and a nail of the day!

Dare to wear red lips this holiday season? Check out Katie's picks ranging from sheer to bold on My Lips But Better.

Do you love rock n' roll? Find out what product Cindy at Prime Beauty uses to channel her inner Rocker Chick. Soft Rockers, don't fret; there's a look for you as well!

Shela at Confessions of a Beauty Guru is going cuckoo for Korean lip products!

Curious about more unconventional skin products? Rachel tells all about Witch Hazel Wonders at Queen of Turquoise.

Retrodiva experiments with the Estee Lauder Holiday Collection and likes what she sees.

Emma compares two similarly packaged mascaras to see if they really are the same.

Got a sticky compact and don't know what to do? Musicalhouses shows you how to clean up a sticky NARS, Smashbox, or Becca casing!

Need holiday makeup look ideas? Check out Audrey Dao's Holiday Look Book for ideas and tutorials!

At theNotice, Rae checks out a Benefit cult favourite -- but doesn't like what she sees.

Red lips are hot for Christmas! Lipglossiping trawls through her collection and uses a Red Lip Series as a great excuse to buy more!

Daily Polish falls head over heels (but manages not to lose her head!) for Rescue Beauty Lounge's 'Catherine H' from the new Tudor collection.

At Pink Sith, Joeybunny introduces you to the Wet n' Wild Night Elf Palette. See why she's swooning!

Chanukah may be over, but that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy this LUSH Fizztival of Lights gift set!

Beautywoome has published its Christmas gift guide, because you know you haven't done your shopping yet.

Hellcandy stumbles across her first dupe! Find out which drugstore brand matches the gorgeous fucshia of Nars Funny Face lipstick here.

Acquaintance gifting causing you stress? Jeweled Thumb shares her coworker holiday gift guide to put your mind (and wallet) at ease!

L from Beautifully Addicted To rediscovers Erase Paste.

Kim Porter shares some skincare tips for the cold weather.

Take a sneak peak at Dior’s Cannage eyeshadow palette from the upcoming Spring collection over at Pleasureflush!
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Jenn over at Spiced Beauty is celebrating her 2 year bloggerversary with a Huge Annabelle Cosmetics giveaway!

Phyrra is giving away 5 eye shadows from the Aromaleigh Wonderstruck Collection!

Over at The Glamorous Gleam, Mz. More loves Revlon's Perplex Nail Enamel so much that she is giving away four bottles to her readers!

Beauty Crazed loves Burberry Beauty and wants to give you a chance to love them too!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Beauty Blog Link Love-December 4 .2010 edition!

Beautywoome has found all the best New Zealand beauty brands you need to know about now.

Stuck for gift ideas? Check out Charly's N-spa Brand Rave!

Anita over at Pleasureflush gets excited over Chantecaille’s Tiger In The Wild palette and shows you her amazing Chantecaille collection.

K from Beautifully Addicted To discusses whether brands consider imitation to be the sincerest form of flattery in the run up to Christmas.

Hot Beauty Health shares 10 of the best natural beauty products enriched with soy proteins.

Pink Diva's Beauty Spot has been playing with Dr Lewinn's skin care... and loving it! Find out what products are worth a try.

Phyrra's Indie Spotlight for December is none other than Shiro Cosmetics! Learn all about Caitlin and this magical melding of makeup and geekery.

Aijuswhanakno shares her love in an ode to the Black Magic bar from 1 Hand Washes The Other.

See what Alyson at The Gloss Menagerie thinks of the Sigma Face & Eye Kit.

Baby powder for the face? Musicalhouses shows you this little makeup tip she stumbled upon!

Rachel reviews some love or hate it Lush products at Queen of Turquoise.

Retrodiva takes a look at the new Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style fragrance collection - it would make a great gift for the younger set.

The Pink Sith buys yet another raspberry colored lipstisck. This time it's Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Rouge Vermillon. Come see how she justifies yet another amazing lipstick purchase!

Clue: What happens when Jeweled Thumb buys the same color over and over again? Answer: She finds great dupes!

Not sure what to get a friend (or yourself!) for Christmas? Check out this year's Gift Guide, over at theNotice!

Krasey Beauty rocks out with Make Up For Ever's Rock For Ever Collection.

Sarah from IHeartCosmetics tries out Nail Rock Nail Wraps which are a cool new alternative to Minx.

Hellcandy brings a little ray of sunshine with a sneak peak into British brand Boots No7 Spring 2011 range and it's all inspired by 1960s St Tropez...

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Beauty Crazed has really lost their minds this time and is giving away over $500 worth of cosmetics! Treat yourself to a fabulous holiday present and enter now!

Check out Madame B Fatale's Giveaway for a $50 Apothica Gift Card!

It's the season for sparkles and presents so head on over to Eyelining Obsessions and enter to win some goodies in her festive giveaway!

Enter Audrey Dao's holiday giveaway to win a Marie Louise Travel Kit filled with skin care products.

Emma wants to thank her followers with a small giveaway" including Sleek, MAC & NARS over at BirdsDecorateBranches!

Christmas come early? December marks the start of the annual Lipglossiping ADVENT GIVEAWAY! Come and join in for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I Won! :)

Hey guys....just a quick post to let you know about two (yes two!) contests that I won recently, one of which I blogged about.

The first was actually a you-tube/twitter contest that was hosted by Brooklynkendoll on you-tube for a most delightful prize! A 'MAC Box' containing a number of MAC goodies. I was extremely excited about this win because we don't have a MAC counter in St. Vincent and I offer suffer withdrawal symptoms whenever a new collection comes out or I just need to get an eye-shadow or a lipstick. I've been waiting to blog about this win as I have yet to receive the items, but at least that gives me something to look forward to reviewing :D

My second win was for the $50 MAC Gift Card that I blogged about on Make-Up Talk!!! Yes, super excited about that too and I can't wait to use it to get some goodies :D


That's all folks! I'm off to get some work done. Have a fantastic day!