Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection!!

Have you heard about this collection? I'm so excited for the bloggers that were chosen to be a part of this new collection from MAC. 

About the Collection:

No one<3’s M∙A∙C more than a beauty blogger. 
To thank them for their passionate devotion & always honest feedback, 
we invited nine of our favourites to our lab in Toronto to custom-create their own 
Eye Shadow or Lipglass. 
Exclusively online, just like the makeup-mad minds that created them.
 
 

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)



Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)


availability: June 21st, 2011; online only, U.S. and Canada

Images and info taking from Temptalia.com

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!!

So a year ago on this day, I started this blog!

I can't believe it's been a year. I really enjoy blogging and try to do it as often as I can. I do it because I like it and hope that it can be helpful in some way.

Thanks you to every one who follows my sporadic posts :)

(omg I love this cake...I'm gonna get one this year for my bday just like it)

And don't forget to enter me giveaway here :)

xoxo

Jinz

Rottband's MAC Lipstick Giveaway!

Enter here and good luck!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Win the Eye Love Too Faced Kit

Cosmetics Aficionado is hosting a spectacular giveaway!


Hop over to her page and learn how you can enter. Contests ends on June 12th!

Good luck!

NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette- Swatches!

Here are the swatches from my NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palettes: The Runway Collection. 
I got them in Haute Model and Super Model.

NYX never disappoints! These bad boys are super pigmented and comparable to my a few of my MAC shadows.

Here come the pics!




 Super Model
 Super Model swatches
 Haute Model
Haute Model swatches



Hope you enjoyed!

xoxo

Jinz

Thursday, May 26, 2011

MAC's Impassioned Lipstick Giveaway [CLOSED]



Impassioned- no liner
Impassioned with clear lip-glass

Hey Everyone. So I've been lemming this lippie for a while and finally got my hands on it. MAC describes Impassioned as a amped-up fuchsia (amplified cream) and amped up it is! It is probably the brightest pink lipstick that I own and is really gorgeous., I have yet to wear it out of the house but with carnival round the corner, I'll definitely be pulling her out to play. 


In other related news, I've decided to give one reader of Caribbean Beauty Blogger the opportunity to win this lovely lippie! With my blog's birthday coming up on Sunday, what better way to celebrate than to share one of my new faves with you? The box pictured above contains a brand new lippie which is what you will receive.

The boring bits:
1. You must be a public Follower of this blog.
2. You must be 18 years and older.
3. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite lipstick of the moment is.
4. Blog about this giveaway or post a link in the side-bar of your blog (and link back to this blog)

Easy as pie!

This giveaway runs until the 18th June 2011 to give everyone a fair chance at entering and is opened internationally!

Good luck guys!

xoxo
Jinz

Sunday, May 22, 2011

MAC's Lady Gaga 2, Yash & Creme Cup!

I wear these interchangeably to work. I love them all! I purchased Creme Cup and Gaga 2 about a month ago and Yash I won from Beautifully Flawed's giveaway! Pictures were taken in artificial light so I apologize for the quality and it's already dark here :( I have a ton more of these posts to do so stay tuned to this spot! :D

 Creme Cup, Lady Gaga 2, Yash
 Creme Cup, Gaga 2, Yash
 Gaga 2
 Yash
 Creme Cup
 Creme Cup layered with Mac's Nymphette lipglass
Creme Cup, Lady Gaga 2, Yash

I really do love these lipsticks. I wear Lady Gaga 2 with a random brown liner simply because it wouldn't work for me any other way (powdered doughnut much?). Yash is THE perfect nude lippie for me (NC45) and is LE. Creme Cup is a gorgeous pink that isn't overpowering and can be worn on its own or with gloss for that extra 'oomph'.

Do you own any of these? What are your thoughts?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Beauty Blog Link Love 21/5/2011

Can't get enough shatter? Have a look see at the new OPI Serena Williams Grand Slam France collection at Beauty Crazed!



Can a liquid liner really make your lashes grow? Find out how Pammy from Pammy Blogs Beauty likes Physician's Formula 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner and Serum.



Gouldylox gives you inside skinny on how to fake it like a superstar.



Rachel finally jumps on the NYX cream blush bandwagon at Queen of Turquoise, but do they live up to the hype?



Musicalhouses has gone on a rampage with swatches of the Illamasqua cream blushes!



Do you love purple eye shadow? Check out a makeup look using just that, at Steal My Heart Lovee.



Melasma, acne and stretch marks... oh my! Whitney brings in Dr. Downie to answer your pregnancy skin care concerns.



Want to know to dip dye your hair? Madame B Fatale shows you how!



Wondering if Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation is any good? Check out Vonnie of Socialite Dreams review of the product.



Want to treat yourself to a little tube of pure luxury? Stina from Chic Beauty Blog shows you her favourite Chanel lippy.



At last! Makeup Morsels discovers her HG volumizing mascara.



Miss Beauty Nerd is currently coveting the new lip line Bite Beauty, formulated with bite-worthy resveratrol, and suddenly she feels not so bad about eating her lip products.



First ever manicure using solely Jessica products. How did LaaLaa from Dolce Vanity find The Jessica Manicure ? What was so different to this treatment?



Claire finds out if a concealer really can be hydrating with Dior.



LilBiuty is getting ready for summer with bright and bold colors and it all starts with a lime green nail polish.



Beauty Info Zone thinks that Nars Dogon eyeshadow duo is doggone pretty. Check out a new way to wear the colors.




Phyrra is celebrating her 3 year blog anniversary! Visit her blog to enter to win some fabulous prizes including MAC Candy Yum Yum, Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy and more!


Jenn at Spiced Beauty is giving one reader the opportunity to find out if "Spit can heal a zit?" and she's throwing in a $50.00 Sephora Gift Card too!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I'm Lovin it!

Here's what I'm loving this month (I know it's still mid-may but I'm very habitual and don't see me falling in love with anything new soon lol)

EOS Medicated Lip balm (Tangerine). I'm halfway through.

MAC Face & Body (C7)


MAC Creme Sheen Lipstick in Creme Cup

Benefit BADgal Smouldering Black Eye Pencil

What are some of yours? The Face and Body is da BOMB dot COM. I'll do a review soon!

40 Beauty Questions Tag

I saw this on Meatloaf and Mascara, and figured I’d do it myself.  I love reading tags as it gives you a little more insight on the blogger. So here goes!

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Skin Care Questions
How many times do you wash your face each day? Morning and night...I go to the gym four times a week and I hate wearing MU there so I use a MU remover wipe before gym also.
What type of skin do you have? Normal-to-combo with a very oily T-zone.
What is your current face wash? Cetaphil Daily Face wash. I love it.
Do you exfoliate? Yes
What do you use to exfoliate? St. Ives Apricot Scrub or Oil of Olay Daily Thermal Cleanser 
Do you have freckles? No
Do you use eye cream?No
Do you/did you have acne prone skin? No...I get the occasional pimple around my cycle
Did you ever use Proactiv? No. Neutrogena has always worked for me
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Makeup Questions
What foundation do you use?I have a lot! But my HG these days is the MAC Face & Body (C7)
Do you use concealer?  Sometimes. MAC Studi Finish (NC45)
Do you know your undertone color? Yellow – I think I can be considered neutral, but I definitely lean yellow.
What do you think of false lashes? I have a pair but I've never worn them. I think they can definitely be used to add drama to the eyes when properly applied
Did you know you’re supposed to replace your mascara every 3 months? Yes, but I don’t 100% listen to that rule even though I really should.
What mascara do you use?Maybelline 'Falsies'
Sephora or MAC? I have access (directly) to none.....but if I had to choose definitely MAC
Do you have a MAC pro card? Nope!
What makeup tools do you use for makeup application? I apply foundation with my fingers, and everything else I use a brush.
Do you use base/primer for eyes or face?Lately? No
Favorite eyeshadow? MAC's Amber lights!.
Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Penci...very uncomplicated :D 
How often do you poke your eye w/ an eyeliner pencil? Never :)
What do you think of pigment eye shadows? They’re nice, but too much of a pain for someone like me who doesn’t want a lot of fuss.
Do you use mineral makeup? My MAC MSF Natural (does that count? lol)
What is your favorite lipstick? MAC Creme Cup. Love Love Love
What is your favorite lipgloss?MAC's Nymphette
What is your favorite blush?MAC Sheertone in Pinch Me
Do you buy makeup on eBay? Yes. Have a lovely NYX collection from there
Do you like drugstore makeup? Sure, some things are really good!Revlon's Colorstay Foundation is great! And my mascaras are drugstore
Do you go to CCOs? Never been
Did you ever consider taking makeup classes? Yes. I want to.
Are you clumsy w/ putting on makeup? No
Name a makeup crime you hate. Foundation that looks too cakey and/or is the wrong color.
Do you like colors or neutrals? While I like colors, I gravitate more towards neutrals.
Which celeb always has great makeup?Rihanna
If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, what would you use?Lipgloss!
Could you ever leave the house w/o any makeup? Yes, of course
Do you think you look good w/o makeup? I do. MU for me is about fun and expression. I love it. But i don't 'need' to wear it.
What is the best makeup line?There are so many. I guess it depends on what works for you
What do you think of makeup? Like I said before, it's a great way to express yourself and your personality. For me, it's art

And I tag everyone who wants to do this!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

*New* Sigma Makeup Line **sneakpeek**

So blogger was down for a few days (bleh) and I was 'bored' silly (We'll not talk about the fact that I was super busy at work despite the boredom lol). I decided to hop onto blog lovin for a bit as I hardly use it and came across some good news by some other bloggers.

SIGMA, yes, Sigma is launching a range of eye-shadow palettes and they are GAWJUS!! The pictures were previewed by Simone the owner of SIGMA on her Twitter page and I'm pretty sure they sent the beauty world into a frenzy! 

Here are the pics:


Flare

Dare

Bare

Is it fair to say that I want them all?? 


These palettes will be expected to launch on the Sigma website in about 6-8 weeks. According to Simone,
each palette will retail for $35 USD and includes $18 USD worth in best selling makeup brushes.
The new makeup palette line includes three different palettes: Flare, Dare, and Bare. Each palette also includes it's own dual ended brush!
The brushes alone are surely worth it!! I'm in love!!












The brushes!

Don't forget to follow @simone_sigma for more updates!


Oh and I'm on Twitter too :) @Jinjer25 


Have a great day dolls!



Scents I'm Currently Loving

Coach Poppy 
Description: Poppy is a fruity floral with notes of cucumber flower, 
mandarin, freesia, jasmine, water lily, gardenia, crème brûlée accord, 
cedar-wood, sandalwood, vanilla and whipped marshmallow.

I really Love this fragrance. I'm someone that tends to shy away from floral scents but this one is a perfect balance without being overpowering. It's definitely my favorite night scent at the moment

Rihanna's Reb'l Fleur

features notes of tuberose, hibiscus, violet and coconut, and comes packaged in a bottle designed to resemble the heel of a shoe when turned upside down.

Now what can I say? I love this fragrance. It actually reminds me a bit of Poppy but it has a more sexier smell....like flushed skin...after sex lol
I have another to list but I'll do that at another time as I haven't had the time to really wear it yet. Have you guys tried these scents? What do you think? What are you currently wearing?

Friday, May 13, 2011

By golly! I'm not the only one!

So as I would ave stated before, I am from the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. I know that there are so many other Vincentian blogs out there (I follow a couple of them) but I've not seen other Vincentian beauty blogs and I've always thought I was the only one.


Well I'm not! And I'm so excited! Today someone I 'know' (we went to the same High School, have mutual friends and I would have seen her around) emailed me to let me know that she also has a MU interest (translation:obsession)!! Gosh I'm excited!! We've emailed back and forth and you wouldn't believe how much we already have in common :D

I'm gonna list her blog here for you guys to check her out!
Please go and show her some love..she's very talented too!


xoxo

Jinz

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Win the Sigma Travel Kit (naughty in Black)

A really lovely blogger is hosting a Sigma giveaway. Sigma brushes are my faves ever...they're ally good and very affordable. Give it a try and see if you win! Good luck to everyone!


Vist Gaby's  page and tell her I sent you :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Link Love - 05/07/2011

Got a lipstick too pale to use straight from the bullet? Regretting buying it? Beauty's Bad Habit shows you 10 ways to use pale lipstick with GOSH 'Darling'.

The Pink Sith suffers from Beautyblogitis and ends up purchasing the new Soleil Tan De Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Powder in Bronze Rose. Does she regret it or is it the perfect cure for what ails her?

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed likes candy, Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy that is! Come admire her candy lips!

LilBiuty shines the spotlight on NYX eye pencils and lipliners.

Louise watches some TV, and talks about how a childhood touched by disfigurement inspires what she does on Get Lippie today.

Are you wearing sunscreen every single day? Kelly from Gouldylox Reviews finds the perfect SPF for your skin type and reminds you why Tara Reid should not be your skin idol.

AOYV discovers theBalm with a Hot Mama blusher.

Makeup Morsels plays with the gorgeous and versatile Cream Pigments from Illamasqua.

Sarah from IHeartCosmetics checks out Nioxin haircare.

Liquid lipsticks seem to get a bad reputation. Jeweled Thumb shows you how to apply them with no feathering or cracking in her How To post.

It's so easy to fall in love with Inglot AMC Face Blush (shade #86)! Check out what Vesna from Beauty addict blog loves so much about that blush!

theNotice stumbles across a drugstore gem that’s not only ridiculously cheap, but ridiculously high-quality, as well. Find out what Rae’s "holy grail" powder is!

KimmieKarmaLove reviews a brand new mineral makeup company that is vegan and loves what she sees!

Sleek MakeUp released new shades to their True Colour Lipstick Collection, making LaaLaa over at Dolce Vanity want to have a sneak peek at a couple....

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Daily Polish is giving away the limited edition Jason Wu/CND nail polish set, enter here!!

Kim Porter is giving away a free ticket to The Makeup Show NY!

Friday, May 6, 2011

5 Things I need to do in the Month of May

Hey everyone.
I need to write this down to keep myself accountable. There are a few changes I need to make in my life and it starts now.
In the month of may here are a few habits I need to form/break:

1. Keep a food journal
I need to dedicate myself. I usually start and never finish. I think computers have complicated my life and I don't write enough any-more ESPECIALLY when I need to keep track of what I eat.

2. Drink more green tea!
I have a really bad coffee habit that I need to kick. I used to love green tea and I need to reacquaint myself with it. I also found these tasty bottles that I can have instead of sodas (another bad habit I picked back up after not having it for a wile).

3. Chocolate- is the enemy


It really is. I won't even make excuses for the sweet treat. 
I eat too much of it and I need to let it go.

4. No Bread
As 'healthy' as people tout subway to be, it's really not healthy to be having that much bread every day. And yes, I will eat it every day because it's convenient. I don't know why. I actually don't like bread :s

5. Manage my finances better.

I really need to. I spend WAY too much cash on makeup that hardly gets used! that reminds me, I need to also do a Project 10 Pan starting with May as well.

This isn't really a tag, but feel free to do it as one if you wish. I would love to see your answers/responses etc.

xoxo

Jen