Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette

Let me first start off by saying I hope every body had an absolutely wonderful Christmas!! I hope it was safe and filled with all the happiness and blessings in the world!

Okay, now, I'm sure so many of you have already heard all about the wonders of the Coastal Scents 88 eye shadow palettes but I just had to add my two scents as well. I don't think I could be happier with this palette, I just had to rave! I am among one of the many lovers of this beautiful palette.

Okay, first let's discuss the price- $24.95. You can't really beat that, can you? Not too mention you're getting 88 eye shadows for that price! (They are small but you hardly need to use any product they are SO pigmented!) To break that down for you, you are spending about $0.28 per eyeshadow.

The quality of the product is extremely impressive. They are very vibrant and long wearing when worn with a base. (It is best to wear ANY eyes shadow with a base to prevent creasing and fading, by the way.) The pigmentation is absolutely stunning and every color is beautiful. I really couldn't think of one complaint. I would suggest the Ultra shimmer palette to beginners or makeup artists seeing as it is very versatile and easy to use but high quality product. You can do an endless amount of looks and really have fun experimenting with different colors. Any makeup lover would be crazy about this palette!

The only complaint I could think of would be this: They sell out really quickly!! Check them out here, along with other great palettes and products: Here!!
Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone and their family and loved ones has an amazing holiday and a beautiful New Year! Be safe and be blessed!

God Bless and Much Love,
Miss B
Tuesday, December 23, 2008

TokyoMilk Fragrances

I'm not sure I could say enough about this collection of 18 fragrances! The scents are unique and beautiful, the packing ingenius, and the names are so cute! Let me assure you that there is a scent in this collection by TokyoMilk for everyone! I actually have several favorites that I can't chose between!
Each bottle has a unique and pretty little image on it, they'd look so stunning on any woman's vanity! They hold 1 OZ of fragrance and the price is $28.

My Favorites:

Dead Sexy- Vanilla, exotic woods, white orchid, and ebony.
Lapsang Su Chong- Winter moss, Asuka rose, sandalwood, and black currant.
Let Them Eat Cake- Sugarcane, coconut milk, vanilla orchid, and white musk.
French Kiss (Pictured above)- Mandarin, tuberose, gardenia, and vetiver

All 18 wonderful fragrances are available at Beauty Habit !
Friday, December 19, 2008

The Blog "Puckered" Has a Great Contest Going on!

Puckered and myhairstylingtools.com have teamed up to bring you this great competition where you can win a set of Karmin Titanium Hair Irons valued at $99.99.

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Ultra hard, mirror smooth titanium plate surfaces
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To win this prize all you have to do is subscribe to Puckered's Blog! Head on over and check it out ladies! Puckered
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Check Out the New Skin Care Line, Luxtural!

Luxtural is a newly launched Skin care line that is both natural and luxurious! Their products are the highest of quality and contain only the best ingredients for your skin! Check out more information about their history, philosophy, clinical studies and best of all, their products at their website HERE! Generally, high end skin care products are pretty pricey (Just look at La Mer products, for instance) so don't suffer from sticker shock!

Pictured Above: Luxtural's Ultimate Experience
Buy all 3 of Luxtural’s unique products and receive the LUXTURAL™ ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE. Start your ultimate experience with Mystique Fountain, a superb hydrator for any skin type. It tones, calms, cools and refreshes your skin, naturally protecting it from environmental damage and reduces inflammation, preparing your skin for Luxtural’s moisturizer, Silk Premonition. Extremely effective at giving you’re skin both the benefit of Luxtural’s long lasting deep hydration properties, and its highly advanced anti-aging benefits. Sophisticated Veil completes your LUXTURAL™ ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE. As its name implies, our unique serum gently wraps your skin in a nourishing “veil” that is shear, breathable and very protective. Sophisticated Veil helps prevent your skin from the loss of hydration, instantly giving it the most amazing “lifted” and brightened appearance, leaving your skin smoother and softer to the touch. *All LUXTURAL™ formulas are patent pending.

Facial Deep Hydrating Rainy Mist
3.4 fl.oz/ 100ml

Facial Deep Moisturizing Anti-Aging Lotion.
1.35 fl.oz/40 ml

Facial Anti-Aging Deep Moisturizing Serum.
1.2 fl.oz/ 35 ml

Price: $414.00

Here's what they have to say about what Luxtural can do for you!:

"The Luxtural™ product line is elegant, making your skin look glamorous, rejuvenated, feeling soft, smooth and healthy. It is light on your skin, quick absorbing, free from parabens, mineral oils, and synthetic fragrances.

In clinical testing, Luxtural raised the skin’s hydration level 120% - after 5 minutes - and kept an impressive 81% more hydration in the skin - 6 hours after application. Very significant! Roughness of the skin… was improved up to a maximum of 48%, after one application.

We chose, for you, airless pump containers, with a rich and luxurious look that enhances the entire Luxtural™ experience.

These special products were created – with great care, innovation and love – from pure pacific ocean rain, exotic extracts, microencapsulated anti-aging distinctive components, and other superior natural ingredients!"

Sound great to you? It does to me! Head on over and find out more! Luxtural!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Some Inspirational Beauty/Style Quotes!

I sometimes like to hear/read inspirational quotes about things I'm interested, including beauty and style! So I decided to put together some and share them with my readers! I hope everyone is doing well and looking forward to the wonderful Holidays and an exciting New Year!

- "Fashion fades, style is eternal." Coco Chanel

- "Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest." Christian Dior

- "One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art." Oscar Wilde

- "Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful." Sophia Loren

- "Makeup is a powerful way to effectively reveal something unique about your inner self." James Kaliardos

- “Children often associate ugliness with nastyness and beauty with kindness. I am like them . And I spend my life trying to make our world more beautiful, because more susceptible to make its people happy .” Andrea Branzi

- "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." Confucius

- "Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly." Epictetus

- "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." Coco Chanel

I hope you enjoyed these quotes, I've always really loved them and got alot of inspiration out of them so I hope they do the same for you! Thanks so much for reading and subscribing!
Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jewelry Designer: Natalia Brilli

I've really fallen hard for this jewelry designer, Natalia Brilli. Her pieces are truly unique. Her pieces include leather pendants and leather covered pearls which gives the very feminine classic a really awesome edge. I especially love the leather horse head pendant on the long leather cord pictured above. It would be an amazing piece to wear alone or to layer with silver or gold chains.

Materials: Black Lambskin Leather
Date: Contemporary
Size: 76 inches
Description: Natalia Brilli's signature piece: a long string of pearls covered in soft leather and tied with a bow. Feminine with an edge.

Price: $375.00

Materials: Black Lambskin Leather
Date: Contemporary
Size: 2.5 inch drop, 28" long
Description: A horse head pendant, beautifully wrapped in soft black leather by Belgian designer Natalia Brilli. Strung on black leather cord. Suitable for a man or a woman.

Price: $175.00

Check out more of Natalia Brilli's gorgeous designs HERE!
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Makeup Forever 30 Color Palette

Make Up Forever is a top notch cosmetic brand and they have a new Limited Edition Palette! What an amazing gift this would make but it would also be an incredible gift for yourself;-) It's pricey but it's a great brand and I'm sure any makeup lover would get plenty of use out of these gorgeous colors. If you can afford it, it'd definitely be worth looking into!

Here's some Information:
Dany Sanz Limited Edition Palette ($640 Value)

What it is:
A professional palette created and signed by Dany Sanz, Creator and Artistic Director of MAKE UP FOR EVER.

What it does:

MAKE UP FOR EVER Dany Sanz Limited Edition Palette is a blockbuster-sized palette containing 30 eyeshadows and blushes picked out by Dany Sanz herself. The 30 shades of long-lasting, high-pigmented eyeshadows and blushes allow you to create every look in the book.

What else you need to know:
This Sephora-exclusive, limited-edition palette contains:
- 20 eyeshadows and blushes
- 10 diamond shadows


Available at: Sephora
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Suggested Expiration Dates for Your Makeup

I've gotten a few e-mails asking about this topic because there are some differing opinions and advice out there about the shelf life of your makeup. I know that can get pretty confusing. I like to play it pretty safe with my makeup so here are my expiration date suggestions:

(Note: Some products have the shelf life written on the box the product comes in so check your boxes when buying a new product.)

Foundation: 12 Months
Concealer: 12 Months
Face Powder: 12 Months
Powder or Cream Blush: 12 Months
Eye Shadow (powder): 12-24 Months
Eye Liner: 12-24 Months (Try to sharpen pencils often.)
Mascara: 6 Months
Lipstick: 24 Months
Lip Liner: 12-24 Months

Brushes: Make sure to wipe your brushes clean of product after every use and wash them with a brush cleaner every week. This will ensure you get the longest life out of your brushes and make sure they are in good condition for best results in your makeup application.

Remember if any of your products look or smell funny, get rid of them and replace them with a new product.
Saturday, December 6, 2008

Look: Purple/ Cranberry/ Pinkish

I really am not sure what to classify the colors under,LOL, but anyway, here's the look. I hope you enjoy it and if anyone wants a tutorial, pleasssse just leave me an e-mail or a comment:-) Hope you like it!

Taken in regular, indoor light:

Taken in Natural Light:

Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow on brow bone
MAC Hepcat Eyeshadow on lid
MAC Star Violet Eyeshadow in crease
Dior Diorshow Mascara
MAC Technakohl eyeliner in Graphblack

Let me know what you think! Have a great day and thanks so much for reading and don't forget to subscribe!
Thursday, December 4, 2008

TINte Cosmetics

Check out these adorable Vintage TINte Cosmetic Lip Colors. There are seven flavors and colors all together in adorable little tins. They're just like the little Lip Color tins girls used in the 1970s.

Here are the descriptions: Our creamy silky texture is enhanced with Shea butter and vitamin enriched minerals and makes for a soft succulent smooch and our flavor and scent ensure you won't be forgotten!

The Flavors/Colors:
Blackberry Jam
Bubble Gum (Shown in the picture above)
Cream Soda
Miss Pepper
Peaches and Cream
Root Beer

They are $14 each and available HERE!

Make sure to check out there other great products like their Beauty Kits and Match Books.

I love the Smokey Eyes Match Book for $28 shown below here:

Visit their website HERE!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Are YOU a Stila Girl!?

I am a big fan of Stila Cosmetics. I think they have some really great products- I love their adorable quads. Anyway, if you love Stila you should go check out their Stila Girl of the week page on their website. You send them a little story of how and why you came to love their products and send them a picture of you wearing your Stila makeup and maybe a picture of your Stila Makeup collection and they might pick you to be their Stila Girl of the week!! They'll put your picture and story up on their website and you get a $100 Gift Card! How great is that!

So if you love Stila, send in your story and pictures to become a Stila Girl of the Week! Check out the details Here!

While you're over there, you might want to do a little Christmas shopping for the Stila girls in your life! I know some Stila is on my Christmas list!!!
Monday, December 1, 2008

Product Review: Chapstick True Shimmers

Chapstick True Shimmers are a pretty way to keep your lips soft and smooth during the Winter months. They smell pretty, come in several different shades and flavors and are very inexpensive! They are about $2.50 each (my little sister has all of them and we certainly get alot of use out of them!) They're available at Walmarts and drugstores so check them out.

The 4 different types are:

Peppermint Rush
Botanical Berry
Berry Sherbet

They're a great chapstick to have in your purse during the winter. So check them out when you get the chance. Thanks for reading and Have a great day!