Thursday, May 24, 2012

Giveaway 32 Piece ELF Eyeshadow Palette !

I fell in love with the 32 piece elf eyeshadow palette. You can create smokey looks with it and you can also create neutral looks.

I loved the palette so much, that I went back to Target after trying it and I am giving it away to one of my lucky readers !

All 32 colors that are warm yet, you can make a sexy smoky eye with it ! 

Will Be Coming to the winner brand new in packaging :)

Here are the rules for entry :

1) Must be following my blog HERE
2) Must be following me on twitter HERE
3) Must be following my YouTube Channel HERE
4) Leave a comment below telling me why you would like to win it !

Contest is opened INTERNATIONALLY !

Contest ends June 30, 2012

Must follow all of the rules to be considered as an entry :)

Good Luck Everyone !! 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Have Faith Swimgerie review

Have Faith Swimgerie is a swimsuit company which was founded by Jennifer Stano & her husband Alki David. The company has recently merged with Swimgerie , which is owned by Lilly Ghalichi. Each of the companies, separately made beautiful bikinis/swimsuits. I am thrilled about the merge. And, if you look at the women who run the company, you can see that they have impeccable style, which is reflected in their swimsuit designs.

I decided to write this post today, because. After a while of a stressful time. I finally slipped on my Have Faith Swimgerie bikini. And, it really makes you feel like a million bucks ! The color of the bikini I purchased looks amazing with a tan. And, the Brazilian cut really kicks up the sexiness of the bikini !

4-play 2011 bikini by Have Faith Swimgerie

The above bikini can be found HERE

The quality of the bikini is really great. And the designs are very different. So, if you want to stand out. I definitely suggest Have Faith Swimgerie.

Have Faith Swimgerie combines  the spirit of fitness into fashion by using the finest materials to create an amazing fit. The brand’s full range of swimwear, cover-ups and accessories ranging from $70 to $150 and up. 

HaveFaith Swimgerie Tunic

Not sure of the name of this Tunic by Have Faith Swimgerie. But the quality is fantastic. The details are amazing.

The idea behind the line is poolside elegance. So, these bikini's are perfect if you're attending a pool party in Vegas, Miami or anywhere you would like to stand out. 

Have Faith Swim was invited to Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week swim in South Beach , Miami .  Where she debuted her 2012 collection.  

Rachel Bernstein wearing Sailor Barbie Bikini
(note this bikini also comes in a lower waisted style, where the bottoms are not up as high ) 

Jennifer Stano with her friend and Model Rachel Benstein

Rachel Bernstein , Jennifer Stano (designer & Model) ,  Morgan Brittany ( from television show Bad Girls Club)
All modeling Have Faith Swimgerie 

Here are some new styles I am currently obsessing over :


Sweet Escape

Nauti Escape 

Man Eater 

Jasmin Sunset 

Flamingo 2011 Have Fairh Swimgerie 

Amour 2011

Only $99.00  !

Hermes Bikini
As seen in Sports Illustared 2012 and also seen on Bar Rafaeli and Super model Miranda Kerr  

The site is having a sale, where some of the items are only $40.00

These are my favoroites ! Tell me yours ! 

Check out the site here  :

Monday, May 14, 2012

Reviva Labs Review

I was sent some seriously AMAZING products from Reviva Labs !

REVIVA LABS© has introduced many groundbreaking concepts Since its inception in 1973...
leafThe first to introduce exfoliation to america...with our European LIGHT SKIN PEEL
(We were explaining the importance of exfoliation years before the cosmetics giants introduced their versions)
leafThe first to introduce elastin to america...Both in skin-care salons and health food stores
leafNo animal testing! Before it was even an issue (way back in 1973), we announced the testing of our products in skin-care salons rather than on animals
And here are several more "FIRSTS" that we are proud to have introduced via Health Food Stores and Skin-Care Salons
INTERCELLULAR DAY CREAM & NIGHT GEL (with hyaluronic acid & glycogen)
-non-drying approach to acne
-unique dark-spot lightening formulas
-collagen fibre masks
-glycolic acid products
-serum for eyelids
-oxygen-via stabilized hydrogen peroxide
-stabilized ascorbic acid & ascorbigen
("C" extract from cabbage for powerful anti-free radical action)
For over 38 Years Reviva Labs has been producing all natural skin-care products that help leave your skin healthier and more youthful-looking.
Reviva Labs products are sold in professional skin care salons and health food stores worldwide, which attests to our product's effectiveness and safety.
Reviva Labs is one of the most unique skin-care brands in the cosmetic industry. Reviva's products are not conventional commercial items. Established in 1973 to serve the newly emerging skin-salon market, the Reviva line is comprised of skin treatments created for skin professionals demand for individualized formulas that meet specific needs.
Thus in Reviva's broad array, each product is formulated for a specific purpose.
During Reviva's early years, it was known as "The U.N. of skin-care discoveries". With European affiliations Reviva's founder had selected the specialties of 12 different laboratories in 6 different countries, imported them in bulk and repackaged in retail sizes under the Reviva label.
Years later, Reviva Labs own chemists, experienced with natural extracts, were able to reproduce the treatments, following reviva's exacting standards; adding the latest technological advances.
Reviva Labs, a small company compared to the cosmetic giants, via it's european affiliations and dermatalogical research, has introduced more skin-care firsts through America's skin salons and health food stores, than most of the cosmetic giants.

Above taken from www.RevivaLabs.Com 

A+ products !

The price of these products are mind blowing considering they are in nice packaging and the quality of the products is on par with some amazing, natural skin care brands.

I am really fond of the hylauronic acid serum ! It has helped lighten my acne scars that I just recently got from a battle with adult acne ! And has made my overall complexion more even and smooth. and also, the texture feels different when I put this on at night. When I wake up, wash my face and apply my makeup it goes on much smoother, when I apply this at night.

The Vitamin E stick came in handy so many times. Now that I live in Florida I am very sacred that my skin is going to age faster. I swipe this across my eyelids and my under eye  area and it doesn't interfere with my makeup and it really protected my eyes from sunburn when the rest of my face did happen to get sunburned , even though I liberally applied sunscreen. But my eye area was fine because, I took special time to apply this to my upper eye area and under my eyes. I also, swipe it across my lips ! This product has many uses and I LOVE it.

The makeup primer is good. I have combination oily skin. I applied this to my entire face in lieu of a moisturizer because I felt like if I used a moisturizer it would be way too much on my already oily prone skin. But, I am impressed with how easily my makeup just glided onto my skin with this primer. It also didn't require that much upkeep. I always have to powder my nose area once or twice during the day and this was just about the same as other makeup primers I have tried. But, what gave it an advantage was that it actually has ingredients that are good for your skin and the company is completely cruelty free. Overall, very good bang for your buck ! Most primers are a lot more expensive than this one and this really stood up well to my combo oily skin. It is only $19.50 .

Next Up is the Swiss Apple Stem Cell Booster Serum. (Helps combat skin aging.) A.M. and P.M. apply stem cell serum before your day or night cream to boost effects of your regular cream or serum. This advanced formula,  is blended in select organic botanicals that provide additional anti-aging benefit

  1. Swiss apple stem cells help revive your skins own dormant stem cells and can help bring new life and energy to your skin. 

This really brightens my complexion, it is really soothing. And, I think this also helped with lightening my acne scars due to all of the beneficial properties that are in all of their products.

I would DEFINITELY recommend this product to anyone who is looking into starting to use anti-aging products. Especially, if you are on a budget and you want quality products !

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Latest Fashion Sunglasses & GIVEAWAY !

I was recently sent a pair of sunglasses from Celeb Sunglasses check them out HERE . The glasses are mainly under $20.00 ! And, the quality of the sunglasses I received are SUPERB !

  If you go on their site you can find a variety of different styles, including fashionable women's sunglasses and men's sunglasses as well. Also, you can find motorcycle eyewear. And they have beautiful rimless sunglasses. I chose a large framed pair since I have been longing for a pair of sunglasses that are big enough to cover my eyes and eyebrows.

These glasses would flatter any face ! 

Beautiful Lavender lenses ! 

I love the fit of these glasses and they are extremely sturdy !
The glasses feel just as good, if not better than glasses I have paid upwards of $300-$400.00 ! 

I live in SUNNY, hot Florida and these glasses really do protect your eyes from the sun. All of the glasses they offer on the site HERE are UV400 protected and some styles are even polarized.

 These glasses are a great alternative to wear when you don't want to take your designer sunglasses with you , like to the beach where they might get dirty or even stolen. You can wear them everyday without the worry of breaking something you invested a ton of cash on ! I actually received several compliments from total strangers on my glasses. I ate outdoors with my husband and the girl next to me actually asked what brand they were ! I had to tell her all about the site and she was so shocked that they were under $20.00 ! I even took them off to show her how sturdy the sunglasses felt !

And lucky for you girls and guys , the company is letting me giveaway a free pair of sunglasses of your choice ! AND, they are also allowing me to have FIVE runner up prizes where each winner will get a $5.00 gift certificate to the site HERE

Note * : The first winner will be selected via Random.Org and that person will receive the grand prize of the free sunglasses of their choice. I will also select the 5 runner up's via , after I have selected the Grand Prize winner.

Note 2* : The winner of the Grand Prize has to be in the U.S.A. But, the 5 Runner up's can be INTERNATIONAL !! Which makes me thrilled to be able to offer something to my international readers !! :)

Contest ends May 30, 2012 !

Here are the rules :

1) You must be following my blog HERE
2) Must be Following me on twitter HERE
3) Must Follow my Youtube account HERE ( I plan on expanding my channel, very soon)

4) Follow @CelebSunglasses on twitter HERE
5) Follow & LIKE them on Facebook HERE
6) Leave a comment below about what style you would like to win !  (PLEASE, include your email address so I can contact you if you are chosen) Also, please let me know if you have done the above steps in your comment :)

And, there you have it !

The great thing about this is MEN should enter they sell many great styles for men ! Or, ladies you can obviously have a ton of fun on the website !


Happy Mothers Day

I just wanted to wish every mother out there a Happy Mother's Day. If you are even half of the mother I have you are an amazing woman. I love my mom with all of my heart ! She is the best !

 I wouldn't be who I am today, if it was not for my mom (literally) lol ! I am thankful for her each and everyday !

Hope everyone has an AMAZING day !

What did you do for your mom this mother's day ? Comment below !!

My beautiful Mommy & I !

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Understanding the mysteries of time

We’re obsessed with it, yet we never seem to have enough of it. We measure it, count it, and even race against it – yet we still don’t understand it. Time is a funny old thing! When you’re doing something really nasty or boring, it seems to stand still. Yet when you’re enjoying yourself it flies by. Just what is this strange and mysterious concept?

Watching it fly by
We’ll probably never fully understand time. All we’ll ever know is that there just isn’t enough of it. It dictates everyone’s lives and no one can fight against it. If you’re a busy mum you’ll know better than most how time can affect you. It’s a constant battle to be on time, whether that’s getting the kids to school or getting to work, there are deadlines to meet everywhere. Then you’ve got to somehow find more of it to do the million other things you’re supposed to be getting on with. And before you know it, even though it only seems like five minutes, your little ones have grown up. But you can’t turn the clock back.
The only thing we can really do with time is find a stylish way to measure it. There’s something really beautiful about a fine watch. It might have something to do with the mysteries of time and our amazement that somehow this mechanical device seems to have a grip on it - something we can never achieve. Having a reliable watch is also a great way to make sure you’re never late.
Keeping your eye on it
Watches are more than just practical though. They can also look beautiful. A stylish watch will really set off an outfit, for both men and women. It can also say a lot about you. Men who wear Diesel watches clearly know a thing or two about looking good. These are watches that are beautifully designed and yet won’t break the bank. They make incredible gifts too, so if you know someone who has got a birthday coming up, why not think about giving them the gift of time?
We may never understand time and all its vagaries, but by wearing a watch we can certainly live in harmony with it.....and look good while we’re doing it.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Susan Hanover Teams up with EMC for a Good Cause !

Special edition stone-and-wire bracelets by Susan Hanover Designs are being released  for Every Mother Counts (EMC). EveryMotherCounts is a global maternal health initiative, founded by Christy Turlington. 50% of the sales will be donated to EMC. For more details on the charity collaboration check HERE
For more information on Every Mother Counts click HERE

Here are the beautiful bracelets that will be selling for just $48.00

These pieces are beautiful. The orange one has my name on it !

Check these bracelets out , they would be a great gift for a friend or for Mother's day, which is quickly approaching. Guys, your girlfriend would love this , if you have a special occasion coming up, here is a chance to get Susan Hanover Jewelry at a bargain price ! And, knowing that 50 % of the proceeds go to charity is amazing ! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Susan Hanover Designs

I was lucky enough to have won an item from Katrina Lomidze's blog HERE . I won an item from Susan Hanover Designs (which I will be blogging about shortly ;).

I really adore Susan's elegant pieces which all have a bit of flare. Susan uses natural materials from the Earth to make her pieces and allows them to bring their own natural brilliance to life.  Susan Hanover Designs have been seen on Beyonce, Mary Kate Olsen Kelly Ripa and Molly Sims. Her jewelry was also seen on the television show Gossip Girl. Her jewelry is extremely unique and the precious stones she uses on her jewelry are breathtaking. Her designs are 14 karat gold filled or gold plated and she uses semi precious stones. 

Here are some examples of her jewelry :

This item can make any outfit POP 
Tassel earrings

" Bellatrix "
A cluster of faceted stones and unpolished agates artfully bond with a crescent moon electro-matte bib necklace.
This is a true statement piece and can turn your outfit from ordinary to extraordinary  ! 

Thorny Roses Cuff

Obsessed with Susan Hanover's Cuffs

I am obsessed with evil eye. I think this is a must have for me ! 

Gorgeous & Dainty
Polished silver 3 inch cuff with turquoise and assorted quartz
Reminds me of a tropical vacation.
So beautiful ! 

I think her jewelry is one of a kind and you can see the hard work that goes into it. 

Check out her site for more amazing pieces >> HERE

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Luzern Labs Cosmeceuticals

Luzern Laboratories has a one-two punch of organic pure ingredients backed by scientifically proven results. They only use certified organic plant extracts and pharmaceutical-grade active ingredients. It is free of parabens and formaldehyde (which can be found in many of your products, eek) it is hypo allergenic and non-comedogenic.


Ultra Gentle - Sulfate Free - Soy Peptide Technology 
Hylauronic Acid - Vitamin B5 + Bio Lipid
Moisture enhancing complex

Although, when you hear about all of the things a product doesn't have, sometimes, I wonder does the product actually work ? Well, I have a story for you ! 

   I was sent the pure cleansing creme and the serum. I was not feeling well at all. I was spending most of my days at  the doctors office and went in for surgery , so I never got around to using it right away. Eventually, I  was feeling better and I was invited on a friends boat. I loaded up on SPF and spent the day in the blazing hot Florida sun. Which was very nice. All of that aside, I came home red as a lobster and was peeling the next day. 

   I knew I needed a gentle cleanser so, I turned to my Luzern. Everything else  that touched my face was painful. I used the Luzern cleanser and it did not bother me too much. However, I put the serum on and I know, that this actually reversed the terrible peeling that was going on with my skin. My skin started to turn around and be back to normal within two days.  I completely believe that using these 2 products completely transformed my skin, from its peeling , flaking state, back to normal !

If that alone doesn't prove anything to you, the company has been around since 1996 and has been featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar , Marie Claire and many other well known magazines ! I am sold on this product because it regenerated my skin so completely and if it helped my skin in that fragile state. I know it is working wonders on my now back to normal skin ! 

Whether you're 50 or 15 it is never too late or too early to start preserving your skin ! 

Check them out HERE