Friday, December 28, 2012

Best of 2012: Beauty

This is by no means an exhaustive list but I'd be typing forever if I posted all the items I loved this year so here are a few that have become staples for daily use. 1. Maybelline Color Tattoo- I have all of the original release and plan to get a few of the newer shades. These are great on their own or as bases for your shadows. 2. Urban Decay Naked Palettes (1 & 2). I use these daily! I absolutely love these palettes and never get tired of the neutral looks that I come up with. Of course you can incorporate them with pops of color too. 3. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer- Believe the hype! I'm in the shade Cuba and it's a perfect match for my skin. Blends well and gives your face an amazing look and feel. Of course, it's a tinted moisturizer so the coverage is light and it may not last all day but it's a pretty good product. I usually set it with MAC Blot powder in the T-zone only and I'm good to go. 4. Ruby Kisses Gel Liner in Black- Hand down THE best gel liner I've ever used. Water-proof and will not budge until you're ready to take it off. They also make great eye-shadow bases. 5. MAC Russian Red- My favourite red lipstick ever from MAC. It's a matte bluish red but definitely not the same as Ruby Woo. It's actually a bit creamier (less drying) than Ruby Woo which I absoloutely love. 6. Burts Bees Lipbalm- The.best.lipbalm.ever. So moisturizing yet not waxy on the lips. I have the minty one and the pomegranate one. Need to expand my collection in 2013. 7. MAC Blushes- Fell in love with MAC blushes this year and really built my collection a bit. Gingerly, Pinch Me, Sincere and Coppertone were in heavy rotation. 8. MAC Careblend Pressed Powder- Not cakey. Very sheer and smooth. Goes with every foundation I own 9. MAC Prep and Prime Natural Radiance Base Visage- Love this primer. Use this under your more matte foundations and it allows the product to glide onto your skin. It gets rid of that cakey look and gives you more of a your skin but better glow. 10. Revlon Whipped Creme Foundation- Revlon blew my mind with this. The coverage is lovely. It's a whipped cream foundation but it does not feel heavy on the skin. I use Toast and while it can look a bit white on the darker areas of my face, once i use a corrector i'm good to go. I usually set this with my MAC MSF Natural in Dark

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Best of 2012: Fragrances

Chanel No 5
Beyonce Pulse...this smells divine
Juicy Coutoure
Miss Dior Cherie
Paco Rabanne Lady Million

Best of 2012: Body-Care

And with no further introduction let's dive right in!
Bath and Body Works Body lotions especially these two from the From Paris With Love collection. They smell sooo yummy and they leave your skin very soft and smooth. Definitely prefer these to the VS lotions I've been using prior.
Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mist in Cherry Blossom
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Body Gloss Lotion
Dove Shea Butter Soap....LOVE these!
Old Spice Fresh Collection...yes I use men's deodorant because I find they actually last a lot better than the women's and leaves less white residue. I love the smell of old spice too!
Top Care Aloe Vera Gel- Great for days when it's too hot for lotion and perfect for the summer after longs days in the sun or on the beach. I've found that it made my tan last a lot longer too.

My 'Best of 2012': Skin-Care

2012 has been hit and miss in the skin-care department for me. I think earlier up in the year my skin went through a rough patch (no pun) where it became really dry in some places and I experienced some crazy break-outs that left horrible marks. It's calmed down quite a lot since them so I'm extremely happy. Here are my best of 2012. Not necessarily products that were released or launched in 2012 but products that I used and loved this year!
The Body Shop Vitamin C line. I've used everything in this line and will continue to use them until they stop working for me. They didn't break me out, cleared up my dark spots and marks and leave my skin looking brighter and clearer. If I had to recommend just three products it would be the Energizing Face Spritz, the powder mix and the Daily cleansing polish. I'm a fan of this entire line though and it contains everything I need including an eye-cream and a facial serum
My Clarisonic mia will forever remain the best skin care purchase I've ever made. I've started mixing my products (cleanser, scrub etc) together and applying it with my Mia. Great for those days when your pores need that extra deep cleansing.
Clarins Multi-Active Night cream. Great for anyone over 24 and under 30. Uber moisturizing. I tend to switch between this the Oil of Olay Age Defying Night Cream. And that's me for 2012 skin-care. Stay tuned for Body-Care, Cosmetics and Hair-Care

Monday, December 17, 2012

P & G E-Store Presents: Oil of Olay

The P&G eStore has been created with shoppers for shoppers to be a premier online retail site with new and better ways to shop online. The eStore strives to inspire confidence in purchasing household and beauty products online, with continual development of new services, features and tools to help consumers through their online shopping journey.
I Love shopping online. It's a great way for me to get the things I need without the hassle of going into a store and dealing with the copious number of people out doing their own shopping. The P & G e-store provides such an environment- ideal for anyone that's looking for great deals on products they already use and love and even products they may wish to try. I'm a huge Oil of Olay skincare fan so I was rather exited to see this little deal on the e-store. Special Offers (while supplies last)
Free Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Cream w/ $79 purchase (– OLAY79
Free Olay ProX Advanced Cleansing System w/ $99 purchase – OLAY99 along with P&G eCoupons $5 off 1 Olay Pro-X or Regenerist Facial Moisturizer (11/25-12/29)
$3 off 1 Olay Facial Hair Removal (11/25-12/29) Mail-In Rebates $15 Beauty Rebate (10/14-12/31) I'm a massive fan of the regenerist line and can't wait to take advantage of these amazing deals!! Definitely worth taking a look for yourself or even as presents for your friends You can also find GREAT deals on Cover-Girl products
Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara Cover Girl Outlast All Day Lipcolour
Don't forget the great deals 15% off on a first-time order from a new customer, using promo code: A9Z-MN5-KY3-ISA Free Shipping on orders over $25 Free Samples with every order.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

MAC Cosmetics Spring 2013 Collection: Lovely Eyes and Lovely Lips

Thought I'd share





Eyeshadow Quad
Showstopper 
Oh My Darling pink beige (Frost texture) the Jest soft pink ribbon flashing the (Frost texture) 
Mineralism, brown belt the flash (Shuiyang moist texture) Showstopper Dark brown (matte texture)

DEVILISHLY DARK 
Manila Paper the light gold the (shiny mercerized texture) Goldmine strongly with flash gold (Frost texture) 
Honey Lust powder of gold (Shuiyang moist texture) Devilishly Dark reddish brown with gold pearl (Frost texture)

MELT MY HEART 
forgery white gold (Aqua moist texture) Melt My Heart in tone silver (the shiny mercerized texture) 
Heather Belles blue black (satin texture) Silver Ring carbon black (shiny mercerized texture)

HOLD MY GAZE 
White Rabbit high light powder (Frost texture) Dame's Desire Frost sense of tone reddish purple (Frost texture) 
Deep Secret Deep Blue ribbon blue pearl (Frost texture) Hold My Gaze silver green with gold pearl (Frost texture)

IDOL EYES 
Idol Eyes blue-gray (Shuiyang moist texture) Lustre Leaf mint green (Shuiyang moist texture) 
Russian Blue dark blue gray (matte texture) Birds & Berries black cyan (shiny mercerized texture)

PINK FREEZE 
Pink Freeze bright pink (Frost texture) Bruised Plum blue-violet (the shiny mercerized texture) 
Deception bronze (frost texture) Magic Moor black purple (shiny mercerized texture)

Brushes
MAC 224 Blending Brush
M.AC 213 Fluff Brush





Lipstick 
Fun Fun the pink (Addict moist) 
Hue soft powder white (silk bright glaze) 
Overjoyed the shiny yellow powder ribbon pearl (Aqua moist) 
Cheers All Around The bright candy pink (frost texture) 
Fresh Salmon orange-red (Aqua moist ) the 
Lovelorn Blue Pink Aqua moist 
Laugh A Lot plum pink with gold glitter (Addict moist) the 
Heartless cherry red (chromogenic fengrun) 


Plushglass
Pretty Plush pink belt the pearl 
Fullfilled cream pink 
Bountiful rich, pearlescent pink tone in 
Big Baby pink ribbon pearl 
Ample Pink plump, soft pink 
Full For You pink with silver pearl 

Taken From Spektra.com

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Christmas Tag!






 1. What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

As most of you know, I am from the lovely Caribbean Island of St. Vincent and Christmas here is something very special. Our Christams traditions are unique. The sorrel. The smell of home made bread and baked ham. The gingerbeer. The green (pigeon/gungo) peas. The Nine Mornings Festival. I love it all!

2. What is your favourite make up look for the festive season?
Neutral eyes and Red lips!

3. Real or fake tree?
I'd love to have a real tree. This year, I'm thinking of doing an abstract (hanging) Christmas Tree. 

4. Giving or receiving presents?
Both. I won't lie. I love receiving gifts :)

5. Do you open your presents in the morning or evening?
Morning :D

6. Handmade or bought Christmas cards?
Both!

7. What is your favourite Christmas film?
Home Alone!! Love it 

 8. What is your favourite Christmas food? 
Stewed green peas. And the Ham. Can't forget the Ham

I tag everyone who wants to do this! Link me to your posts :) 

If you want to find out more about Christmas in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines you can check out this website :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Up and Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report



Lola of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog brings us an exclusive look at Susan Thompson Cosmetics Limited Edition Holiday Sets!

Jeneille of the Vincy Beauti Blog shows us how to get awesome Red Lips, her fave!

Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare finds a fairy godmother who bestows Guerlain Meteorites on her.

Olivia of The Unknown Beauty Blog shows us how to bring some shimmer into our holidays using Manna Kadar's Sheer Glow.

Emily at Southern Gorgeous waxes poetic about OPI's You Only Live Twice Nail Polish.

Kelly over at The Reasonable Blonde shares her thoughts on the new Revlon nail polish Midnight Sparkle.  And check out her bathroom makeup storage for gals on a budget!

Harriet at Little Miss Student Beauty shows you how to make your own natural skincare products!

Lindsay at The Beauty Think Tank shares her current beauty product lemmings, complete with ridiculous exposition!

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.