Friday, November 30, 2012

Have you heard about Pencourage?

Pencourage. The new social media platform. Except there, you can be as real as you wish...no judgement...because everything you say will be anonymous. They sum it up with these words:

"We hope that one day your life is as wonderful as you pretend it is on Facebook" - Pencourage




Will you be taking a peek at pencourage

Ruby Kisses Cosmetics Haul

It's been a minute since I've posted a proper haul/swatch type post but for this one I had to take the time out of the very hectic schedule to show you these. I went into Kismet Beauty Supplies last week Friday to see the beautiful Display of Ruby Kisses products. I'd read about the brand but never had the opportunity to try their products. I decided to do some research on which ones I should get and went back and did a little splurge. No regrets so far. None!


 RK Jellicious Lipglosses: Plum Seduction, Juicy, Crushed Strawberries, Caramel Frappachino

 3D Face Creator in Level 9 and 11


 Ruby Kisses Color Design Lipstick: Bordeaux, Red Velvet, Wine, Burgandy




 Gel Liner in Bronze and Black (These are amazing!!)

 HD Set N Forget Setting Powder in Banana, All Over Bronzing Powder in Deep Glow

Reviews will follow :)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Girly Gifts for Christmas- Guest Post


Christmas is upon us again and it is time again to start thinking about what to buy that special girl in your life. There are some really cool makeup and nail sets out this year as well as some cute fashion accessories. I am going to give you some suggestions and try and lead you in the right direction because I know how hard it is sometimes to decide what to buy.

  1. Sephora Studio Blockbuster Palette Makeup (http://www.amazon.com/Sephora-Studio-Blockbuster-Palette-Makeup/dp/B005HT20D4) This makeup kit contains tons of eye shadows (96) and lip glosses (84) along with cream eyeliners, eye liner pencils, blushes, a bronzer, a mascara, and four applicators. From what I understand it is being discontinued and you can not get it in the stores but there are some left at Amazon.

  1. Pins and Needles Backless Lace Dress (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=24033169&zmam=39923003&zmas=1&zmac=1&zmap=24033656&cm_mmc=Performics-_-Affiliates-_-Gifts.com%20-%20Affiliate-_-Primary&clickid=0004cf81e8d625d90a2a404a87005295) This is an adorable lace dress that comes in nine different colors! A sweet dress for that sweet girl on your list. It would make a great date night outfit or party dress with the right accessories.

  1. Cooperative Animal Beanie (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=25502014&parentid=GIFT_WELOVE) I just think this beanie just too cute and would be a great wintertime accessory for those upcoming cold days. Keep your favorite girl warm and toasty and add a little more of the cuteness factor as well.

  1. Birth Month Flower Necklaces (http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/birth-month-flower-necklaces?utm_medium=shopping+sites&utm_source=gifts&utm_campaign=20494#Reviews) Here is a precious necklace that would work with any outfit and it is a truly unique gift that any woman would enjoy wearing. I didn’t know there was a birth month flower but I think it is a great idea. What women doesn’t like flowers and jewelry and this gift puts them together nicely.

  1. Ciate’ Caviar Manicure Set (http://www.sephora.com/ciate-caviar-manicure-P311207) For the girl that loves manicures and loves to stand out in a crowd this is the gift. This manicure has a 3-D effect using beads. It is a two step process to complete this look and it will bring the desired result when your nails are the hit of the party!

  1. Cooperative Boucle Eternity Scarf (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=25568528&parentid=GIFT_WELOVE)  I love this scarf and it comes in four really pretty colors! The reviews say that it is very light weight but extremely warm. This gorgeous scarf would compliment any outfit keeping you styling while being practical at the same time.

  1. Color Rox Hair Chox: Temporary Hair Color Kit (http://www.gifts.com/search/product/color-rox-hair-chox-party-accessory?prodID=541013) As the name states this is a temporary hair color kit that comes with five hair color chox, grips, beads, and thread to create a different hair color and style to match any outfit or mood.

  1. Kimchi Blue Emma Crepe Dress (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=25968884&parentid=GIFT_WELOVE) This dress comes in a beautiful shade of blue and is so sexy sweet. It has wonderful reviews and it seems it is the perfect length and very complimentary. Here is another dress that would look great at any holiday or special event.

  1. Title Unknown Oversized Rose Slub Tee (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=25916305&parentid=GIFT_WELOVE) For those casual days when you want something to throw on and still have style here is a shirt that works. Paired with your favorite pair of jeans and you will be ready to head out.

  1. Twilight Breaking Dawn “Bella’s” Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Set (http://www.gifts.com/search/product/twilight-breaking-dawn-bellas-engagement-ring-and-wedding-band-set?prodID=487361) For those Twi-hards we all know and love this is the perfect gift. Bring someone the magic of Bella and Edward’s romance with this beautiful ring set.

  1. Stila Holiday Lip Glaze (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=26445759&parentid=GIFT_HERFAVS) A festive glaze to lighten up any holiday look that comes in a set of eight colors would make a great gift for any girl this season. The extra moisturizing formula will keep your lips looking good and feeling soft.

  1. Story of the Earth Set of 7 Bracelets (http://www.gifts.com/search/product/story-of-the-earth-set-of-7-bracelets?prodID=540705) These are handmade bracelets that draw their beauty from the sights and colors of nature. They would be adorable worn all together, mixed, or individually giving you a relaxed sort of retro hippy era vibe.

  1. The Wah Nails Book of Nail Art (http://www.gifts.com/search/product/the-wah-nails-book-of-nail-art?prodID=541585) Nail art is all the trend now and adds that glam look to any occasion. This book gives you step by step instructions how to create those looks you have seen but did not know how to do yourself.

  1. A Little Love Earrings (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=25596941&parentid=SHOP_STOCKINGSTUFFERS) This would make a great stocking stuffer for your favorite girl. A small, petite pair of silver earrings in a sweet cursive hand written look that simply spells out love.

  1. NPW Nail Art Glitter (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=26376194&parentid=SHOP_STOCKINGSTUFFERS) Another great stocking stuffer to add a little sparkle to your manicure this season! With five bright and glittery colors you will find a shade to go with any outfit.

  1. Sari Bag (http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/sari-bag?utm_medium=shopping+sites&utm_source=gifts&utm_campaign=21338) Handmade bags from India made from recycled saris. These are colorful and ruffled and just fun. They are layered in silk and rayon in varied colors depending on the sari they are made from. The inner lining is white cotton with only a single side pocket which leaves a whole lot of room for whatever! The bag is closed with a button and loop fastener but has a fabric cord to tie the bag closed for security. I just love this bag and think it would make a great addition to any wardrobe.

  1. Ecote Printed Velvet Mini Skirt (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=26142901&parentid=GIFT_HERFAVS) What is not to love about velvet in the dark rich colors that tell us winter is indeed here? From what I can gather the reviews seem to agree that it is not too short and pretty much fits to your usual size. Would be great with a nice warm pair of sheer tights and suede boots/shoes and a soft and cozy sweater.

  1. Hoodie-Footie Leopard and More (http://www.pajamagram.com/Category/hoodie-footie-for-women-ws-leopard-gallery.aspx?tracking=2FLzsJgrEbrd&mr:referralID=ce3173fe-3920-11e2-97b3-001b2166becc) Perfect for those cold nights in! Pajamas with feet and hoods in leopard print, rabbit ears, and there appears to be a panda in the group as well. They also come in solid colors and in sets of three or more.

  1. Polarity Recycled Magnetic Locket (http://www.dailygrommet.com/products/500-polarity-interchangeable-magnetic-locket-necklace?utm_source=gifts.com&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shop) These adorable locket necklaces are cool because you can change them up so easily. They come with a set of three magnetic lids that are both artistic and interesting. You can choose from four different sets and even buy just the lids to add even more variety to your locket. As an added advantage, they are all made by local artists and from recycled materials, so they are great in more ways than one.

  1. byCORPUS Burnout Flannel Shirt (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=24989170&parentid=GIFT_WELOVE) There is just something about a flannel shirt that says winter to me. This shirt is one that is thin enough to wear even when the heat is on, has that rugged used look, and is not so oversized that you feel like you borrowed your dad’s shirt. A great choice for the fashion conscious, it comes in three great color combinations.

These are just a few of the awesome gifts that are out there for Christmas 2012. I have never seen such a wide variety of awesome and affordable gifts. Best of all you can order them online and avoid the crowds. Have fun, give good gifts, and enjoy your holidays!


Author Bio:

Jason Miner an expert freelance writer loves writing articles on different categories. He is approaching different bloggers to recognize each other's efforts through “www.blogcarnival.com”. He can be contacted through e-mail at jasonminer8atgmaildotcom.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Red Lips

I love red lips! I've listed my top lip products to achieve that perfect red pout and believe me, it was hard picking just a few out of all the red lipsticks that I own. What's your favorite red? List them below!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Up and Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report


Jeneille of the Vincy Beauti Blog shares the Skincare and Everyday Face Products she has really been loving lately.

Lola of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog takes vbeauté Skincare for a spin and shares her overview and initial assessment of the products she tried.

Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare shares her two most loved lip glosses of the moment!

Olivia of The Unknown Beauty Blog tells us why Manna Kadar Lip Products deserve world wide attention.

Harriet at Little Miss Student Beauty starts her new 'Festive Fridays' segment!

Lindsay shares why Eyeko's Skinny Mini Eye Duo is the skinniest, miniest, best set of eyeliner and mascara at The Beauty Think Tank.

If you would like to be featured in a future Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report please e-mail Lindsay at beautythinktank(at)gmail(dot)com.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Skin Care and Everyday Face

I've been having some really good skin days lately. I can't complain at all. I've been using a mix of products. The Body Shop Vitamin C line which I can forever sing praises about and the Germaine de Capuccini line I purchased from my spa technician*. The latter is great for oily skin and usually use them on days when my skin seems to be a bit more oilier than usual. The Vitamin C line has been fantastic at making my skin brighter and not as dull as it used to look on some days.

 Love both of these lines!

 Germain de Cappuccini Purifying Cleansing Foam and Balancing Gel

Missing from this picture: Facial Cleansing Polish, Microdermabrasion, Eye Treatment and the Facial Radiance Powder (laziness lol)


My everyday face routine consists of the Revlon Whipped Cream Foundation in Toast, MAC's Pinch Me and/or Gingerly blush, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, UD Naked Palette (original), MAC's Captive Lipstick, MAC Careblend Powder in Dark, L'oreal Lipgloss, UD lipgloss (came with the palette). I've been doing a bronze-brown or taupe-brown type of eye, no liner, mascara and a plummy lip.

That Revlon foundation is the truth though. Blends seamlessly. Lasts a long time (never tested for 24hrs) and does not melt in this heat!! It's a smidgen too light on some areas of my face so I warm it up by adding my MAC Pro longwear (NC45) concealer too it which is too orange for me. Works really well!

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*For those of you in St. Vincent who wish to access the Germaine de Cappuccini products you can contact Therese at Precision Contours Beauty Clinic. She does amazing manis, pedis and facials. I also get my brows waxed there and she has done an amazing job at helping me to grow them back to a more natural shape. 

Email: precisioncountoursbc@hotmail.com
Tel: 1-784-455-0127

Friday, November 16, 2012

Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report!


Olivia from the Unknown Beauty Blog analyzes and demystifies the Perfect Eyeshadow Application.

Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare shares her two favorite face masks.

Harriet from Little Miss Student Beauty reviews Soap & Glory's scrub and mask combo! 

Lola from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog reviews Shannon's Soaps Lavender Mint Balm.

Jeneille of the Vincy Beauti Blog answers the "Why Do You Wear Make-up" Tag.

Lindsay of the Beauty Think Tank reviews NARS Sheer Matte Foundation!

If you would like to be featured in a future Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report please contact Lindsay at beautythinktank(at)gmail(dot)com.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

THE FIRST EVER GLOBAL KIDS’ FASHION WEEK IS ANNOUNCED

Press Release:




Kids Company founder Camilla Batmanghelidjh, and Alex Theophanous, founder of global style destination for kids, AlexandAlexa.com, announced the first ever Global Kids’ Fashion Week that will take place in March 2013.
As a finale to the fashion week season, Global Kids Fashion Week (GKFW) will cast a spotlight on premium kids’ fashion, from both established designers as well as emerging names. Runway shows and performances, informative exhibitions, industry talks, and playful activities will all occur over the three-day schedule. All ticket sales proceeds to the public show will be donated to the Kids Company Charity.
The schedule features two main shows – an exclusive media event showcasing the latest AW13 trends from the world’s leading labels and a second ticketed event in aid of Kids Company. The second show is open to the public and will showcase current season (SS13) looks from AlexandAlexa’s brand portfolio.
The event will also include a mix of fun activities for children and parents, with workshops from the V&A Museum of Childhood, a performance from the London Children’s Ballet and an interactive bloggers lounge.
GKFW aims to educate and inspire people about Kids’ fashion – celebrating how this specialist category has thrived and evolved over the past five years. The event is sponsored by AlexandAlexa.com, the global style destination for kids, who have played a major role in the growth of this market. Alex Theophanous, founder and CEO of AlexandAlexa.com says: ‘Kids’ fashion is playful, fun and innovative – we all believe it deserves its own dedicated platform. Which is why we are so proud to be supporting the very first Global Kids’ Fashion Week. With this event, we aim to put children’s fashion on the map worldwide’.
To announce Global Kids’ Fashion Week, Alex Theophanous was joined on stage by  Camilla Batmanghelidjh, founder of charity Kids Company, a cause that supports vulnerable inner city children in London. A public fashion show will take place during the Global Kids’ Fashion Week with all proceeds going to Kids Company.




Who are AlexandAlexa.com?
AlexandAlexa is the global style destination for kids, offering over 200 premium brands spanning fashion, toys, sports and lifestyle.
The site launched in October 2007 by husband and wife duo Alex Theophanous and Alexa Till. With two children under the age of five, the pair loathed the stress of family shopping trips. To access the world’s best kids collections without having to hit a high street, they created an online shopping destination for parents. Five years on and the company has exceeded all growth expectations and is a true global player with a thriving customer base in over 100 countries.



Global Kids’ Fashion Week
What will happen at the event?
·         Show 1: An exclusive runway show for press, industry figures and VIP clients/celebrities, children will model the latest designer looks from the Autumn/Winter ‘13 collections. 
·         Show 2: A private runway show for media and industry figures featuring emerging and new talent in children’s fashion design.
·         Show 3:  public runway show and performance showcasing current Spring/Summer ’13 trends. A ticketed event with all proceeds from tickets sales donated to Kids Company.
·         A stylish bloggers’ lounge will be open throughout the event with access to rails of featured samples. Here, attendees, big or small, have the opportunity to interact with the product, style up their own looks and use the equipment to blog/tweet/instagram directly from the event. They will also be encouraged to review the designs they have seen during the shows.
·         There will also be installations and workshops by the V&A Museum of Childhood in the ante-room throughout the duration of the event.
·         Full schedule to be released closer to the time.



Saturday, November 10, 2012

IMAN Launches BB Creams for WOC

Excited about this? I am as I love Iman's products. Just sharing:





For more, see: IMAN enters BB Cream Fray

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

MAC Spring Collection 2013- Strength



Scary promo picture aside....


I am woman: fearless, elegant, strong. We love women who strike powerful poses, stand out, redefine the notion of beauty – and do it with an inner/outer strength that`s irresistibleand impossible to ignore. Colour is a vehicle for women to flex their femininity and MAC`s new collection reflects this state of mind and style. It starts with dramatic eyes defined by two Eye Shadow Quads that sculpt and highlight, precision Penultimate Eye Liner and extra-volumizing Opulash. Lips pump up with vivid colour to project power while Powder Blush in natural tones softly chisels cheeks. And, nailing it for overall presentation, MAC`s high-gloss Nail Lacquer.
Lipstick
Party Parrot – Bright red pink (Matte) °
Pink Pigeon – Bright cleanest pink (Matte) °
Strong Woman – Bright violet (Matte)
Absolute Power – Rich red (Matte)
Firm Form – Gilded black with gold pearlized pigments (Matte)
Lip Pencil
Embrace Me – Vivid pinkish fuchsia °
Lasting Sensation – Brights coral ~
All Woman Eye Shadow x4
Flawless Figure – Pale warm shimmering white (Veluxe Pearl)
Brains & Brawn – Mid-tone taupe (Matte)
All Woman – Greenish dark grey (Satin)
Black Magique – Deep dark black with warm tones (Velvet) °
Inner Strength Eye Shadow x4
Lithe Spirit – Palest white pink (Satin)
Inner Strength – Light cool mauve taupe (Matte)
Fabulous Fit – Mid-tone cool grey (Matte)
Heatherbelles – Deep charcoal (Satin) °
Penultimate Eye Liner
Rapidblack – True black ~
Kohl Power Eye Pencil
Feline – Rich black ~
Technakohl Liner
Graphblack – Rich graphic black ~
Mascara
Opulash – Bad, Bad Black ~
Powder Blush
Taupe Shape – Satiny taupe
Poised – Muted pinkish brown
Nail Lacquer
Muscle Tone – Pale neutral nude (Cream)
Triumphant – Mid-tone cool brown (Cream)
Brush
168 Brush – Large Angled Contour Brush (Natural Fibre)
275 Brush – Medium Angled Shading Brush (Natural Fibre)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation and More Red Lipstick

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation






MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick


Why do I have two foundations? The online guide isn't very good. For reference I'm MAC NC44/45 and going by the models on the Urban Decay website I should have been wearing the 7.0. It is, however, too light and I needed to add a darker powder over it for it to work. Unfortunately in pictures it had that awful grey cast. The 8.0 fits perfectly.

I got another red lippie. The obsession continues.

I'm putting the UD Naked Skin 7.0 up for sale in my blog sale section. Let me know if you're interested.

Reviews on the foundation coming soon!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Recent Blush Purchases

Picked these up at a local beauty supply store (Kismet for those of you in SVG) and got them at a STEAL. Paid $30ECD each as they're now going at very reduced prices. Blunt really does make an amazing contour and I love the plummy shades. Harmony is a bit of an everyday shade and not very pigmented on my skin tone. You have to pile loads on to make it show up! Let me know if you need swatches :)






 Top Row: L-R Flirt & Tease, Deep Plum, Love-rush
Bottom Row L-R: Harmony, Sincere, Blunt







My Make-up Collection

I've finally been able to get a 'dedicated' make-up station. Decided to take pictures of my collection.

Enjoy