Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011....Hello 2012!

WOW! This year went by so fast. Hope there is a lot of great things to come in 2012! Hopefully your year was full of fun, laughter and great memories. Now here come all our new year resolutions!
I have plenty for 2012! Have you made yours? or do you know what you will be changing in your life or what you will appreciate or what things you will be doing to make 2012 better?

I hope you have a safe and fun New year! Hope all your dreams and goals come true! Wishing you only the best always!



Friday, December 16, 2011

LUSH: Brazened Honey

A powerhouse of effective ingredients for tired skin.

I recently bought this face mask. Not really knowing about LUSH or their products.I bought the Brazened Honey Mask hoping that I chose the right one. These mask are fresh ingredients and are only good for about two weeks.(this is why you won’t find them on their website, only in real stores!) I used it a couple of days ago and my skin feels so smooth! And it smelled so good. I also bought other items at LUSH and I am excited to try them out. But this is a must buy for me when I do visit another LUSH store. :0)

For a seriously clean face:

Kaolin reaches deep down into pores to pull out dirt and impurities, leaving your skin noticeably brighter and fresher. Brazened Honey is very stimulating, so if you're quite sensitive, we recommend navigating towards Catastrophe Cosmetic or Oatifix instead!


* Kaolin,
* Talc,
* Fresh Organic Lime Juice (Citrus aurantifolia),
* Sage (Salvia officinalis) Infusion,
* Rosemary and Juniperberry Infusion (Salvia officinalis, Rosmarinus officinalis, Juniperus communis),
* Fresh Free Range Eggs,
* Honey (Mel),
* Glycerine,
* Fresh Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare),
* Ground Almond Shells (Prunus dulcis),
* Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis),
* Bentonite Gel,
* Fresh Ginger Root (Zingiber officinalis),
* Fresh Parsley (Carum petroselinum),
* Fresh Coriander (Coriandrum sativum),
* Ground Turmeric (Curcuma longa),
* Ground Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum),
* Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus),
* Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale),
* Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides),
* Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis),
* *Benzyl Salicylate,
* *Eugenol,
* *Geraniol,
* *Benzyl Benzoate,
* *Linalool,
* Perfume.

Click Here To View Lush Products:

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Favorite Product For The Month Of December::

I thought I'd post what I have been using for awhile that I can't do without. I just started using two products that I am hooked on!

First Product:
Bedhead Masterpiece Shine Hairspray

I have been using this since two years ago! I first bought when I went on a trip to Mexico and fell in love with this hairspray. I have tried so many hairsprays and have not found one that is comparable to this one. My whole family uses this hairspray and I keep it in stock. My daughter Ava loves this hairspray she says she loves the way it smells. I do too! It add the right amount of shine & hold.


My Second Product:
Glitter and Ice: Holiday Colour Collection in Morning Frost

It is a perfect color that adds that shine that I most defintely need! I have been using it everyday since I got it and love the way it brightens and adds sparkle. It's a limited edition...and I think I will be ordering another. :0)

Hope You Guys Have A Sparkling Friday!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Urban Decay Naked Pallete #2 Relaseaed Today!

Naked Pallete #2!

Good thing i didn't buy the Naked pallet the other day. :0) This is on my list for sure!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Check this out....So beautiful!

It makes me think ice, icicles and wonderland. Love the way it looks so dreamy.
Click here to see the full collection!

Have a icicle day!

Friday, November 18, 2011

True Inspiration:: Ilona Royce Smithkin

I was searching the internet for feather eyelashes...don't ask me why? Just love fashion forward looks. :0) And I came across this wonderful video! As a long time dream as a fashion designer, she is so inspiring. She seems to have so much knowledge. Especially since she is 90! She has a great outlook on life. I especially love how she wears her eyelashes and how she says she has a good relationship with her eyelashes and body. She is such a lovely person! She is my new hero. I love people who inspire and people who dare to be different. It make life worth it. :0)

While searching Ilona, I found another video of "How You Don't Have To Be Perfect!." I guess the quotes are true..."the older the wiser" or "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." ~Mark Twain

Happy Friday! Cheers!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

M.A.C Cosmetics:::Miss Piggy Collection Released Today!

Today MAC released the Miss Piggy Collection. Miss Piggy's collection has three items...

Eyeshadow (Miss Piggy Pink)

Known for her bedazzling blue eyes, silky blond hair & sensationally shapely measurements, Miss Piggy was kind enough to collaborate with M·A·C.

36 Lash
Originally launched as Sultress Lashes. Full lash, creates a naturally dramatic look. M·A·C Lashes are handmade to exact specifications. Gives you Miss Piggy's full lashes for that dramatic look.

Penultimate Eye Liner
A liquid pen-style liner that provides the ultimate precise, bold line in a rich, deep carbon black shade. Would you wear eyeliner like Miss Piggy?

Love Miss Piggy for her uniqueness in this picture, -Marie

Monday, November 14, 2011

On My Wish List:

I have been looking for "shear" necklaces for awhile. And now the looking is over because I am set on this new necklace from Tarina Tarantino!

This is on my wish list for sure....Maybe when the time gets closer I'll post my Christmas wish list. :0) (Every year after Halloween it seems as if retail is blocking Thanksgiving out and just jumping to Christmas! I find it kinda sad since I love spending time with Family and eating pumpkin pie. :0)Right after Halloween you hear all the Christmas music and Christmas decorations. Do you feel like Christmas is coming earlier and earlier every year???)


Friday, November 11, 2011

H&M Versace Collection:

H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) is a Swedish retail clothing company known for their fast fashion clothing for Women, Men and Children clothing. The company started in 1947 by Erling Persson in Västerås, Sweden. At the time it only sold women clothing and was called Hennes, Swedish for "hers". H&M is known for their fashion forward designs and affordability. They are also know as a company that collaborates with high end designers. Throughout the years they have teamed up with many designers.

H&M's newest team-up is with Versace. And let me say they have some great items. Here are a few that stuck out to me. Some of these designs remind me of Custo Barcelona. Very vibrant colors and very unique patterns. But you know it's Versace by it's unique design.

Here are some of H&M's team-ups:

In 2004- Karl Lagerfeld. The press reported large crowds and that the initial inventories in the larger cities were sold out within an hour!
In 2005- Stella McCartney
In 2006- Viktor & Rolf (Love Flower Bomb by Viktor & Rolf :0))
In 2007- Madonna, Roberto Cavalli, Kylie Minogue
In 2008- Comme des Garçons
In 2009- Matthew Williamson, Jimmy Choo
In 2010- Lanvin
In 2011- Versace

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Betsey Johnson Family & Friends Sale!

Save 30% on your entire purchase! I love Betsey Johnson...This sale is perfect for a new handbag or dress for the holidays! Take advantage!

6 Days ONLY! Ends November 15!

Fall in love with the Coldweather Collection


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Winter Sneak Peek: Sigma Beauty 2011

In November and December, Sigma Beauty is planning to launch FIVE new products! Here is what they are:

The Cities Collection
Launch Date: November 21, 2011

The Cities is Sigma Beauty’s special edition travel kit collection! The kits feature seven travel-sized brushes from our best selling Essential and Premium Kits (E05 Eyeliner, E35 Tapered Blending, E45 Small Tapered Blending, E60 Large Shader, F05 Small Contour, F15 Duo Fibre, and F30 Large Powder). The brushes are held in a travel-size container that turns into two brush holders to keep your brushes organized, even on the go. Each kit was designed to represent the beauty and excitement of the city it is named after. There are four kits in this exciting collection: London (brown), Tokyo (pink), Paris (red) and New York (black).

Make Me Up Collection – Travel Edition
Launch Date: November 28, 2011

The Sigma Beauty Make Me Up Travel Kits were designed for fun, yet practical makeup application on the go. Similar to the design of the full sized Make Me Up Collection, these travel sized kits contain seven colorful brushes held in a functional and stylish container (E30 Pencil, E40 Tapered Blending, E55 Eye Shading, E65 Small Angle, F30 Large Powder, F40 Large angled Contour, and F60 Foundation). The kits will be available in Black, Aqua, Coral and Purple.

The Bunny Collection
Launch Date: December 5, 2011

The Bunny Collection is Sigma Beauty’s vegan friendly line of brushes. The collection will feature a full-size and travel-size kit. The full size kit will contain the twelve brushes sold in our Essential Kit, all made with the Sigmax HD fibers. The travel-size kit contains seven best selling brushes from the Essential kit. Both kits will be held in a Sigma Beauty container that turns into two brush holders.

The Extravaganza Face Kit
Launch Date: December 12, 2011

The Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Face Kit is a lavish assortment of one of a kind, hand-crafted brushes with 18 karat gold-plated ferrules. The face kit features four gorgeous, 18K gold-plated brushes and a deluxe carrying case, perfect for traveling and storage.

The Extravaganza Complete Kit
Launch Date: December 19, 2011

The Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Complete Kit features 29 of our best-selling essential, premium and individual brushes. The brushes in this collection are hand-crafted with 18 karat gold-plated ferrules, specially designed to deliver a luxurious makeup application.

Dear Santa, I want the Extravaganza Complete kit please! :0)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Violent Lips

Remember those amazing but tacky tattoo transfers that most of us used to wear as kids???
Growing up I had tons of My little pony tattoo's in my collection.
Well, transfers are making a comeback in the beauty world but in very different way. Firstly it was nail transfers, then it was eye shadow designs. Well they can both step aside to make way for lip transfers. Recentely seen on many celebrities.
Violent Lip who have pioneered the innovative new creations, were only available in the US and via their website. But now you can get them at Sephora! Usually costing $14.95 for three applications. These are definetly a head turner. They look so unique! My favorite is the leopard design. I know I know...crazy!...I just love craziness. :0)

Click here: Violent Lip

Friday, November 4, 2011

OPI Nicki Minaj Collection

OPI is relasing the Nicki Minaj collection in January.

There are six limited-edition colors all inspired by Minaj’s wacky, kaleidoscope, anything-goes sense of style. Pink Friday (named for her debut album) is a sugar-loaded bubblegum pink, Did it on ‘Em is a super bright shade of lime green and Save Me is a bottle of pink, blue and yellow confetti strips encased in a sheer silvery polish. If you love color you will love this collection!

Here are all the colors in order:
Did it on 'em
Pink Friday
Metallic for life
Save Me
*Super Bas Shatter

* I love these colors. :0)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Best Foundation Video...Ever!

Probably The Best Foundation Video Ever! Dermablend

This is probably an old video but for those who have not seen it, it's a must see.
Rick Genest, also know as Zombie Boy, he was also on the Lady Gaga Born this Way video. Rick has tattoos that were covered with Dermablend and they did a great job...he's skin looks flawless and it looks amazing! The video starts with
"How do you judge a book?" I think it makes you think of how people would persevere him on the streets. After watching the video I feel I can see the great person he may be. I am definetly wanting to try this Dermablend, and I am now a fan of Rick Genest!

Check out the behind the scenes, it is a great video too!

Courtesy of: DermablendPro
Website: Dermablend

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tarina Tarantino Blowdryer & Straightner?????

Yes it is true TARINA TARANTINO is partnered up with PAUL MITCHELL!

This is collection is being released this November...I am super excited! I LOVE TARINA TARANTINO! The designs on the blow dryer and flat iron are so fun,cute & super girly. PAUL MITCHELL also has product with TARINA TARANTINO packaging. Here is what it looks like. :0)

Are you a fan of Tarina Tarantino or Paul Mitchell?? What are your favorite Paul Mitchell products?

I heart Tarina,


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Biggest Complaint::

The biggest complaint that I get from clients is "how do I detangle my hair" I think this brush is the answer...pricey but I think it could work. I'm on a search for this amazing brush. ;)

Although I think these would work better!

Monday, October 24, 2011

YAY! Turquoise Lip Color:

No She Didn't....

Yes it is our lucky day. There is over 10 fun colors by Lime Crime Makeup, plus some limited edition colors. They also offer eye shadows in fun colors too!
I can't wait to try these and see how they look on. I would wear them everyday and not just for Halloween. I love fun colors...and I love a company that offers them!



Wednesday, October 19, 2011


NEW MAC Holiday collections are here!
It's so COOL it's icy!

Here's a few of the items on the collection!

Can't wait to get my little hands on the Beauty Powders...I don't know why I am such a sucker for these, I guess I just love having a winter glow. :0)



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Would You Wear Magnetic Nail Polish?

So here is the newest crazy for Nail Polish...Magnetic Nail Polish! If you are tried like I am of the Shatter nail polish then you might like this. To apply you add two coats of polish, and at the end of the cap there is a magnet that you place on top of the polish and you get this 3D design. I think it is the best thing ever!

You can find this on

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Makeup Forever: NEW Flou Night Powder

I came across this and thought this was so neat! Makeup Forever Fluo Night Powder. With Halloween just around the corner, people will be looking for that special little touch that will make them stand out from the crowd, like Makeup Forever Flou Night. Why stand out when you can simply glow in the dark? This seemingly innocent white, powdery substance actually glows fluorescent under ultraviolet light, allowing a person to assume a completely different alter ego at night (or simply in the dark).

Although particularly perfect for such occasions as Halloween, Makeup Forever Flou Night could also be used regularly for those unique and quirky enough to apply it. Makeup Forever Flou Night shows that people are looking for ways to embrace both their professional side and their party side—in a fun and sneaky manner. And it's only $31 at Sephora.

Monday, October 10, 2011

SIGMA: New Sigmax Precision Synthetic Brushes

The Synthetic Precision Kit was developed to mimic your fingertips when applying makeup on your most sensitive and precise areas of your face. This line utilizes the exclusive Sigmax fibers for extreme softness and easy makeup application. These came out today! I am really excited to try them out!

P80 - Precision Flat

The small, dense and flat top is ideal to conceal blemishes, sun spots and small imperfections on the skin. It can be used to stipple concealer on defined areas, followed by precise application of setting powder.

P82 - Precision Round
The rounded top was designed to mimic your fingertips, making this brush ideal to apply eye shadow primers. It can also be used for the precise application of highlight shades on the bridge of the nose, cheek bones and cupid's bow.

P84 - Precision Angled
The small angled top makes this brush perfect for precise contouring on the sides of the nose and contouring the hollows of the cheek bones. It can also be used to highlight the brow bone.

P86 - Precision Tapered

The tapered shape of this brush is ideal for application of concealer under the eyes and on defined areas such as the sides of the nose, chin and around the mouth. This brush can also be used to perfectly apply concealer around the lips to prevent color bleeding.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Twin Project:

Just Because Gift::

I have two identical twin nephews and of course they are always getting called the wrong name so I thought this would be a good "just because" gift. They are only two and have no idea what they say but everyone else does. :0) So no more wrong names when they wear these! And it helps me out too cause I can barely tell them apart!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back to Cool....

Essentials for back to cool (school).

Ok so it's that time again for back to school....And that means shopping for new clothes. Most of us need to be on a budget. We have to only buy the essentials for the year. Because not only do you have to buy school clothes but you have to get a bag and makeup and other small items that add up. :0)

I think the essentials consist of:

Jeans (Nice fitted jeans, I would prefer dark denim, since you can dress up or down)
Shoes (Flats, boots & Sneakers)(Old Navy has great deals and styles)
Tops (Dressy, and casual)
Accessories (Forever 21 for jewelry that you can add to your clothes to change it up)
Handbag (Nothing to expensive so that you can change it out, or buy two!)

Places to Shop:
Old Navy
Target * My favorite place
Forever 21

Hope this gives you some ideas!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Half Moon Nails

There were so many exciting nail trends on the runways this past season. One of my favorites was the half-moon manicure as seen at Vena Cava and Ruffian. Even though the half-moon mani may look like it's difficult to achieve, it’s actually really easy to do!

If you’re unfamiliar with the half-moon style, here's a few example photos:

Below, I have put together a little step-by-step tutorial on how to give yourself a half-moon manicure:

*Click here
to se an image of the hole protectors placed on nails for step #3.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Helpful Makeup Tips:

As a professional makeup artist, not only do I have to organize a massive amount of product, I have to be efficient, clean and current. I actually have a small room devoted to my makeup supplies! Whether you have loads of lipstick and liner, or just a handful of essentials, getting everything in order will leave you feeling lighter and “beautifully” re-energized. You might even discover a treasure (or two) that you’d forgotten about!

Divide and Conquer: To start, you want to de-clutter. Sift out any makeup that falls into these categories: “I bought that so many years ago," “I can’t remember when I last wore it," or “It’s broken/almost gone, but I can salvage it.” Now, put it in the trash. All of it. I know it’s hard, but makeup doesn’t age well like wine. Instead, it can become filled with bacteria. (And who likes getting zits, or a case of pink eye?)

Next, determine which items are daily staples. These are the products you know you look great in, like that reliable black dress. Also, decide on some “accessory colors.” These are the shades you apply depending on your mood and/or outfit. Throw these color options in for variety.

Put the leftover makeup that you just can't part with in separate boxes or bags. You can dab and swirl these when you have time to play around. (No sneaking things that should have gone into the trash!)

Storage Solutions: Divvy up your makeup by type. Eyeshadow in one pile. Mascara in another. You get the picture! Put each pile into its own clear box or bag. Containers like these let you really see what you’ve got to work with, with the added benefit of being portable. I use accessory boxes from The Container Store, which are budget friendly, made in the USA, and stackable with lids.

For larger items, like extra cotton pads and sponges, I use clear shoeboxes. I also like basic, see-through bags. I use them for my own personal stash of makeup. Plus, they’re easy to drop in your purse or suitcase when you’re on the run.

Speaking of “on the run,” when I’m at photo shoots, or on a plane, I put anything that might leak into spill-proof and incredibly durable Eagle Creek Pack-It bags.

I suggest keeping brushes in their own bag so they don’t pick up germs and color from your cosmetics. We makeup artists use brush rolls to keep them separate and clean, and to keep the bristles from becoming distorted.

You certainly don’t need to invest in anything overly fancy, and I’ve even seen sites that teach you how to make your own! The most important thing is that you have your brushes lying flat in a closed bag, not in a cup where they can collect dust and bacteria.

Wipe Out: Makeup can be hard to keep clean, but it’s important to try. Every so often, give everything a good wipe down with a cleaning cloth: the compacts, the tubes, and the containers you keep it all in. Also, be sure to clean your brushes on a regular basis. Use a gentle soap (one that doesn’t have sodium laureth sulfate) and warm water. Gently squeeze out any excess H20, re-shape, and lie flat. Letting them dry upright can cause the hair to shed.