Friday, December 31, 2010

A Toast !


A toast to an amazing 2011 may everyone be blessed with health and happiness! I am hoping everyone has a fun time tonight and remember be safe !


Lol this is a pic of me over the summer drinking champagne in Los Angeles. Although, it's not my favorite picture of myself. I feel it is appropriate for today !!





HAPPY NEW YEAR !


Monday, December 27, 2010

I AM GIVING AWAY Mac Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick !


I am Giving away a Mac Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick since I tried so hard to get extra ones i want to share it with my Blog followers because you are the reason I write and it is the season for giving !

The lipstick is BRAND NEW and has never been applied/used or swatched EVER !!! NEVER,EVER lol

Here are the rules for a chance to win this limited addition lipstick that will no longer be sold by Mac and was only available for 4 Fridays ! If you were not lucky enough to get your hands on it...heres your chance !!

1) You must be a follower of my blog

2) You must write a comment about why you should win the lipstick and include your email address or twitter name so that I can contact you if you win the lipstick

For extra entries you can :

1) Retweet my tweets about the Giveaway

2) Write a blog post about the giveaway and provide me with the link in your comment.

Here is a picture of the Limited edition Mac "Pink Friday" Lipstick although I am sure if you are entering you have seen this lipstick everywhere !

CONTEST ENDS JANUARY 28,2011 !

Thanks for stopping by !

Carla Mancini Handbags



I have come across an amazing hidden gem. I feel as though it is my job to tell you about an amazing line of handbags by Carla Mancini. You can Find them HERE . The quality of the handbags looks unreal. And they are all effortlessly chic !

I mean if this wouldn't complete your winter wardrobe I don't know what will :

The above picture is one of the many handbags I am lusting after ! And that is just one of the amazing bags. You must go to the site and check it out !




The best part is they are hosting a giveaways for New Years Eve. So be sure to enter and FOLLOW them on twitter here for your chance to win : Carla Mancini Twitter and tell them why you want to win it !


Here is the bag that will be given away for New Years Eve. And you will get it just in time to wear it for the new year because the contest end this Wednesday December 29th !


That bag makes my heart skip a beat and I would love for that to be part of my wardrobe ! It is a mini clutch made of vintage italian fabric and a gorgeous sequin pattern.

Follow Them On twitter and tell them why you should win here : Carla Mancini Twitter

Like and Friend them on Facebook here: Facebook Entry

Giveaway ends December 29th so enter away !! And do it fast !

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

FSL Cosmetics Purple Luv Lipstick Review and Giveaway !



I have tried FSL cosmetics before and I love them ! The products are all natural, hypoallergenic and are vitamin and antioxidant rich. This lipstick is very hydrating and makes lips very smooth and there is no need to apply any lip conditioner or anything before applying this lipstick,due to the fact that it is so rich and creamy. This is because all of the lipsticks contain all natural avocado oil, cupuacu butter and acai extract. So, I feel this product works double duty, not only as a lipstick but as a lip conditioner. It makes lips appear smoother. And protects and adds a sense of smoothness to the lips.

All FSL cosmetics are free of Gluten, Parabens, Nut Oil and Genetically Modified Organisms. They are all natural products that deliver the same results as products that have harsh preservatives in it. I have one lipstick in Seduction and it is my go to red lipgloss.


But now that Winter has come I think it is time to experiment with dark,deep colors and Purple Luv is definitely a unique and bold color but it can be toned up or down. If you are courageous you can do a daring lip and eye. But if you just want your lips to POP this is the color for you. A nice deep plum purple. And it has a white chocolate scent to it to make it even more intriguing ! The scent is not the over bearing scents you can get with some lipsticks. It is a subtle scent, that leaves you knowing you smell delicious.

Not only can this lipstick be used as well...a lipstick but I dabbed some on my eyelids and it makes a great color for your crease.

And one LUCKY winner will receive this Lipstick, just leave a comment below and tell me why you want the lipstick and if there are any other ways you can think of to use the lipstick !

The winner will be chosen randomly and a brand new tube of lipstick will be sent to you from the owner of FSL cosmetics.

Disclaimer : This contest is supported by FSL cosmetics !

Here are some pics to show you how the lipstick looks on :





One lucky winner will be chosen to win this all natural super lipstick by FSL cosmetics !!

Post a comment below about why you would like to win the lipstick, to be randomly selected to win a brand new lipstick from the creator of the brand itself !


GIVEAWAY ENDS DECEMBER 23rd !


Thanks for stopping by ! :)



Monday, November 29, 2010

FOTD using Nicki Minaj for Mac in Pink Friday !

So, since I got my hands on the Nicki Minaj lipstick I needed to do a look "around" it. I did pinks and purples! I really love the color of this lipstick it is such a baby soft pink. (I'd tell you if I did not like it bc I am not exactly her number one fan) The color itself is so girlie and feminine ! I must say I give it an A+ !

This is my first FOTD so, please be nice !


Here's the lipstick on me :


Here is a picture of the entire look :

And some fun pics hehe :


Here is what I used on my eyes :




Revlon Fantasy Lengths in Flirty. They are self adhesive so, no glue is needed. They were okay. I needed to use lash glue still just because I was slightly insecure but they may have held up well. I just do not have it in me to take the chance. The lashes were great though as far as length and arch.

SmashBox Brow Tech in Brunette it's my go to brow filler. I have tried others but always come back to old faithful lol.


Revlon Va Va Va Bloom I used the end shade as a base for my entire lid.


Then I added some purple into the inner corners going outward.




Then on my outer V I did a vibrant pink from my Sedona Lace 88 Matte palette. My brush is laying on the color I used since they do not have specific names for the colors. If you have the palette it is in the 5th row 6 shadows in.


I used Revlon Color Stay in Golden Caramel #360 for combination oily skin. And Cover Girl blush in Iced Plum.



I am really happy I got my hands on this lipstick. I hope you enjoyed my first FOTD. Please, leave any comments or suggestions !!



Nicki Minaj For Mac Pink Friday Swatches !





Let's face it, everyone either hates or loves Nicki Minaj. Whatever the case is her lipstick designed with her by Mac for her debut album "Pink Friday" sold out really fast ! I was lucky enough to get my hands on it already

Here are some photos. Will be doing a FOTD later on using Mac "Pink Friday"



Fresh out of the Box

With Flash


Without Flash

Close up
More to come...stay tuned :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Time To Say Your EyeDews !


I was sent EyeDews a while ago to test out and I have been wearing them diligently . It has stumbled upon me that I am not looking like I need 16 more hours of sleep when I wake up. You can use them anytime, day or night. But, lets face it, I did not have the time to do it in the mornings. However, that did not stop me from going to bed with them on my eyes !

And in doing so, I really do see a difference. I always have dark (not terrible) but very visible darkness under eye when I wake up from what my body likes to call sleep. ( I am the worst sleeper, I wake up at least 3 times a night!) Anyway, back to the divine product. I really love them. Wouldn't tell you about them if I didn't !

I am 23 years old. But, now is the time to start preserving my skin so I don't have to get a face lift down the road. (Bc I would) So, I definitely have an interesting array of skin care products in my arsenal. This is going to go in my "night" basket. I really think it is essential to protect your skin, no matter what your age.



Plus, the ingredients are amazing. And they are all natural. Could I ask for more? NO, but the soothing scent puts me to sleep ! Added bonus points ! Jenny McCarthy uses them...added bonus points ! Refreshing, if you do use in the morning --- added bonus points. You get the point. They are great.

Heres the site :

www.EyeDews.com

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Giveaways !!

Giveaway time !!!

I have 3 elf holiday edition palettes to giveaway 2 smoky edition and one 32 piece eyeshadow collection.

Here are the rules to win

1) You must be a follower of my blog and a follower of me on twitter.

2) You must be somewhat consistent on retweeting my tweets.

3) You must leave at least 5 comments on any part of my blog.

4) You must send out at least 3 tweets encouraging people to follow my blog and include the link to my blog in your tweet.

5) If you follow all of these rules I will write your name down and pull 3 out of a hat to decide the winner.

Here are the prizes:

Three winners will be selected and given one of these prizes :

*Eyes Lips Face 32 piece Eyeshadow collection (holiday edition)
*Eyes Lips Face Beauty Encyclopedia Smoky Edition (holiday edition) with over 12 eyeshadows and eyeliner
*Another Eyes Lips Face Beauty Encyclopedia Smoky Edition (holiday edition) with over 12 eyeshadows and eyeliner

Giveaway ends Dec 11th !!

Sasa.com


I have been on the hunt for some foreign skin care products to try and although I have heard of Sasa.com I have never really browsed through it they have some really interesting stuff that you can not find in the states...who has ordered from there before ?

They have interesting Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese brands. It is totally worth a look !
www.sasa.com

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sexual Perfume by Michel Germain





I was lucky enough to be sent the fragrance Sexual Sugar by Michel Germain and I was also sent Sexual Sugar Daddy cologne. The perfume is in a beautiful bottle and has an amazing long lasting scent.The cologne is manly and refined all at once.

This isn't just any fragrance. There are a number of ingredients that go into making these signature perfumes and colognes.The creator Michel Germain explored the world of ancient aphrodisiacs that have been known to arouse both men and women. The blends are made with oils from India, Africa and Far East countries.They are known to increase a person's feeling of sexiness or attractiveness.

To be honest it may be just knowing the fragrance contains these ingredients but it does give you a more confident sexy feeling when wearing it. The perfume smells as amazing as you would think it would. With hints of crystallized sugar and juicy wildberries it is safe to say you will be complimented on the perfume. With a name like Sugar it sure smells good enough to eat !

The men's cologne "Sugar Daddy" smells very masculine and romantic. That is from my perspective. I gave it to my hub to test out and this is the only cologne he has been wearing ! I swear ! It has become his signature fragrance. And there really is something special about it. I can tell you that first hand if you catch my drift...


I think these are going to be our staple His and Hers fragrances.


They would make an amazing gift for a special person in your life. And they really smell great. With the holidays just peeking around the corner it might be a perfect gift for someone on your list...they will thank you for it !

Check out the website there are other incredible fragrances such as Sexual "Pour Homme" which is the number one selling cologne at Bloomingdales.

www.michelgermain.com

Friday, November 5, 2010

Needs some TIME to recover !


Sorry, for the lack of blog posts. I have many great product reviews, giveaways and something new in the mix. But I am so run down at the moment. Because I moved from NYC to Pennsylvania and in the process got sick. I should be better in a week or so...stay tuned

Thank you everyone...

I have been eating well drinking lots of tea and trying to get rest but nothing is working as of yet !!!! But I will be back and I have surprises in store !! I PROMISE !

Giveaways coming soon only to followers of my blog ....!! :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Boscia Luminizing Black Mask



The
Boscia Luminizing Black Mask has been selling out at every Sephora known to man and it is for good reason! The mask claims to deliver deep-pore cleansing, exfoliate and draw out impurities, bacteria,oils all while delivering antioxidant protection to prevent any future free-radical damage.The key ingredients in this product are Calcium Montmorillionite Clay, Maritime Pink Bar Extract, Vitamin C, Witch Hazel, Rosemary Leaf Extract and Eucalytpus Extract. All great ingredients to bring the nasty gunk we do not want in our pores out, but also delivering some good ingredients at the same time.

You apply the mask to clean skin after you have dried it. Any amount of moisture will make this product not work. So make sure your face is fully dried. The mask is designed to peel off. I let it stay on my skin for a good 15 to 20 minutes. It comes to a firm,glossy look. You then peel it off of your face. Kind of like the Biore strips but jam packed with great ingredients and antioxidants and is used for your whole entire face.

The results are really what they claim. I was not sent this product to review. In fact I had to wait for it to be back in stock in order for me to purchase it. But, I have never been so pleased with a mask in my life. I am not always that consistent with using facial masks but I have been using this mask 3 times a week because I really notice a difference in my skin when I use it. My skin feels "tighter" and looks more refined and toned. My blackhead spot (nose,chin) all seem less noticeable. You do need to apply quite a lot of the mask to get a good peel going, but it is so worth it.


You will look very silly using it. But it is worth it. Down below is a picture of me donning this lovely mask :

:)




Check out their website :

www.bosciaskincare.com

Thursday, October 14, 2010

DermaDoctor PhotoDynamic Therapy




Have you ever heard of intense pulsed light? If not, I will explain. It is something done by a dermatologist or a licensed practitioner, in a medical setting. It uses intense light therapy to blast collagen and elastin into our skin. Collagen and elastin are the two fibers that make our skin soft, smooth and "young". The cost of this type of service is beyond expensive and the treatments are also time consuming. And it is not done in one treatment it usually requires several treatments to achieve the desired look. Also, the other option is an at home red light device which are very costly and require persistent at home usage in your spare time.

Enter.....DermaDoctor PhotoDynamic therapy. It contains the first of its kind patent pending solar powered active ingredient, which in lotion form captures UV light transforming it into visible red light on the skin. (No, your skin won't turn red that's what I was scared of haha)

I noticed when I applied the lotion, which I would recommend doing at least 20 minutes before sun exposure just to make sure you are benefiting as much as possible from the product. And the lotion itself made my skin feel smoother and made my makeup actually go on with more ease.

The great thing about this product is that it is working for you just by you applying it and going about your day as normal. And it will convert the suns harmful rays into an anti-aging arsenal for your skin, all you have to do is wear it. No consultations or Dr. Visits, or waste of your time.

Now at home you can use something just as you do everyday. And it enhances your SPF protection and provides cellular defense. So, with this , you can utilize UV light to enhance your skin. Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve your skins elasticity.

It is essentially taking one of the most damaging elements, the sun, and using it to aide our skin to produce collagen and elastin. And providing it with antioxidants,nutrients and vitamins our skin needs to stay healthy and keep us looking rejuvenated !


This is a breakdown of how it works :

(NONI FRUIT PICTURED ABOVE ^)

Morinda Citrifolia extract otherwise known as the Noni Fruit contains a special polyphenol (a type of antioxidant) that is designed to capture the sun's rays and converts and emits this energy as a highly focused visible red wavelength, which is equal to the light emitted from a red LED light.

Here are some of the ingredients and a little bit about each of them :


Vitamin D : It contains the sole (non-animal) vitamin D source available. Vitamin D is essential to our skin and coincidentally you find vitamin D in good old fashion sunshine. But as we know it being exposed to the sun for too long of a time period is not good for our skin. Indeed, it is essential so,this is a great ingredient to have in a product.
Tricalcium Phosphate : is an inert calcium particle that helps bind noni fruit polyphenols which allows it to absorb and transmit the red light energy.

Sun-dried Shitake Mushroom Extract : This is a supplement to Vitamin D. By protecting our skin everyday with SPF we are also depriving it of one of the good things that comes from the sun, Vitamin D.
Pomegranate, Ubiquinone, Vitamin E, Cucumber, Green and White Tea Extracts : free radical protecting antioxidants.



In an Independent Clinical Trial - after only 4 weeks of use:
  • 96% of the participants reported their skin appeared smoother
  • 72% of the participants reported their skin appeared more radiant
  • 72% of the participants reported their skin appeared firmer
  • 48% of the participants reported their skin appeared to have less lines
  • 64% of the participants reported their skin appeared to have a more uniformed complexion

To me those are amazing statistics ! And from using it for a number of days I do notice a difference in the texture of my skin. I have only had it about 5 days but I wanted to share with you what a great product it is. And I will certainly keep you updated on my full results in about 4 weeks .


Check out the DermaDoctor website here :

www.DermaDoctor.com




Monday, October 11, 2010

Incoco Nail Polish Strips


I am a firm believer that every girls nails need to be polished. I am also someone who always manages to mess up my nails when I try so hard to keep that from happening. But somehow, I always manage to get a little chip or crack that only I can notice, but will bug me,like crazy ! We have all been there.


Incoco nail polish strips could not have entered my life at a better time. I was so busy working countless hours, my hands were unkept to say the least.

The first set of nail strips I applied properly named "oscar night" shined so amazingly. I really received a lot of compliments. The strips are SO unbelievably simple to apply. And trust me I am a complete klutz when it comes to nails. Just press the strip on and remove the excess strip with you fingernail! It is literally, that simple. I saw a demo for it one time and I was sooo skeptical, so, I did not buy. Now that I know how easy and great the results are I am surely buying more sets.


Check out the site


I love these colors : Ruby Shoes, Black Diamonds and Jazz Blue

I can only promise that if you try them you will be hooked !



Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mallory Musante


"The Sisterhood of The Traveling Shoe"






Word around the "twitetrverse" was going around about a bloggers project that I had the honor of participating in. Mallory Musante is the owner and lead designer of her own brand of hand painted, fabulous shoes.

Her project allows beauty/fashion bloggers to try her shoe for a week or two (I took longer than expected due to way to many stressful deadlines) but I am back here to report in full force about how great her shoes are.

Each shoe is unique and intricate and the detailing is very exquisite. The hand painted part is waterproof and acrylic coated to ensure the design will not chip or crack. That was what was in my head the whole time....don't chip the shoe !!! But after wearing them out and getting comfy in them and seeing the quality of the shoe you can tell they are built to LAST ! The shoe itself is genuine leather and has a rubber sole with a 2-3/4 inch heel.

I liked that the shoe was not a typical black shoe. She sent me the "Tory" a dark blue shoe, with silver detailing, Very different from anything I have ever owned. So I played it up with a nice blue colored shirt from my FAVE store Forever 21. And actually now that I think of it all of my accessories are from Forever 21 as well. My vintage Chanel bag that I scored at "Buffalo Exchange" while in Los Angeles for only $295 went well with it also !! And might I add I could not be more happy for having a gorge Chanel bag for only $295 !! Major score...



Back to the shoes, they are comfy and the perfect height to go out in and not feel like your feet are going to fall off at the end of the night, that I love. All while adding a pop to your outfit.


I would recommend these shoes to anyone, especially if you are looking to add some shoes to your fall wardrobe. Check out her site:

www.MalloryMusanteShoes.com





My look of the night wouldn't have been complete without the shoes !!!





xoxo,


Lauren