“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” - Yves Saint Laurent

Saturday, July 31, 2010

GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream Sample! *CLOSED

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

72hr "Little Treasures" Giveaway *CLOSED

PRIZE: You will win this cute necklace. It is long in length and holds a dainty ring and bright pink bow! :)
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What do you have to do to win?!

- For my followers, be a public follower please :)
- Tell me something you treasure, time to reflect & think a little :)
- email, in case your my winner!!

Extra Entry?!

- Comment on any other post, I think this will be a great way to see my older posts! (Perhaps some you have never seen before)

You don't have to tell me what other post it was I will see. Thought it might be a great idea for new readers and old to take a nosy through my blog and see older posts.

I will pick one winner :)


E.L.F Kabuki Photographs


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

eyeslipsface cosmetic brush winner !!

My 48hour Giveaway is over!
& It's not just a blending brush your getting!

-Blending Brush
-Eyeshadow Brush
-Facial Whip "Citrus"

Thank you all for taking the time to enter my giveaway! If you didn't win this time, don't worry I always have giveaway's and there will be many to come! :)

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Congratulations! You are my winner Tara! I have sent you an email, please respond with your shipping information so I can send out your prize pack :)

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Tara's Summer Sufer Babe Giveaway

Tara has reached 100 Followers and she is thanking a luck winner on August 7th 2010!

Since it is summer, Why not a Summer Giveaway!. One lucky follower will receive the Essence Limited Edition Surfer Babe Collection haul!

The Prize

4 nail polish
The World’s Coolest

1 eye shadow palette

2 lip gloss
Hang Loose

The rules are simple as always.
01. Must be a Follower (+1 point)
02. Post “enter me” and e-mail (+1 point)
03. Optional > Post about it on your blog with the photo (+2 points)

Dinner & Quick Question :)

Oki so the obvious benefits of Pineapple are all the vitamins and minerals the fruit is loaded with. Its nutrients include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition it is low in fat and cholesterol. I love fresh fruit as you all probably have noticed. Today I was very busy on the go and the temperature outside was hottt! I drank lots of fluids (water) & ate my pineapple for dinner with some almonds :)Eating Almonds in moderation promotes lower cholesterol levels, prevents heart disease and can help with weight loss!

I hope that everyone's week is starting out in the best of ways :) I have a lot of great posts on the way! (contest winners soon!) What kind of posts do you all enjoy from me?! Maybe I can do more of something or less? Let me know x


Monday, July 26, 2010

Review: NutriMinC RE9

"I was not paid to do this review, I bought all items with my own money! The review is based on my opinion and mine only!"

Last month I held a 24hr giveaway and included a 7pc Sample Pack of NutriMin C Products. The samples themselves are very precious they sell on ebay for like $20.00!! I had a set of samples for my winner and a set for myself. I landed up loving the products!! I bought a few of the items I use most often. They are kind of pricey but if you really are a skin junkie like me then you'll love them as well.

Site Information:
They carry many different kinds of products such as, repair, rebulid, correction, aging, & so on. They also have a line for men. visit the website to see more! arbonne.com

REality SPF 8, Day Créme
Site Says: Protects, moisturizes and visibly firms. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making beautiful skin a daily REality with key RE9® elements that strengthen, firm and protect.
1.5 fl. oz./44.36 mL, #373; $49.50

REversing Gelée, Transforming Lift
Site Says: Blended with a stable form of vitamin C, this skin tightening formula is readily absorbed into the skin and helps support collagen, elastin and ground substance. Use this formula in the morning or on a special occasion for giving skin a temporary “lift.”
1.5 fl. oz./44.36 mL, #379; $45.50

REcover, Night Créme
Site Says: Formulated to deliver targeted protection against transdermal water loss, this advanced facial moisturizer visibly strengthens, firms and encourages recovery while you sleep.
1.0 oz./28.35 g, #376; $79

My Thoughts:

REcover, Night Créme
I Think : I love this product! The texture is very much the same as a whipped creamy butter. It holds the color of a soft baby type of yellow. The smell is almost not there but smells of crushed almonds to me. (actually one of the ingredients used in the formulation.) when you apply it on your face it blends well and sinks into the skin as if it were silk. It is very moisturizing! I have found that the product used with the others has helped firm and tone my skin. When I wake up in the morning my skin is still soft and is not oily, not even a tad bit. <-- I have very oily skin!! :(


REality SPF 8, Day Créme
I Think :Another product that I just fell in love with within my sample pack! It smells slightly like oranges! Sweet and yummy! Not an overpowering smell, you can only really tell by smelling it fairly close. It blends well into the skin and stays a bit moist for a few minutes allowing me to use it as the base to my makeup. It keeps my skin smooth throughout the day and I noticed my lines seem to be filled and my makeup looks a lot more even. A little goes a long way and one pump covers my entire face :)

REversing Gelée, Transforming Lift
I Think :Yes... it smells of oranges as well :) The product does as it says it makes my face feel a bit tight (not in a horrid way) It gives a temporary lift to my face. It is a bit oily I thought it would carry the same texture as my "ANEW REJUVENATE Flash Facial Revitalizing Concentrate". Its a bit thicker but sinks into the skin fairly well. I find putting a Moisturizer over it helps with the oily feeling. It reminds me of a toner. It's a bit funny until the cherry on top is added. It is a jell like substance not like the "Day creme: in the photograph. It is like a milky sort of water. Overall I love the item and I don't regret it in any way.

I Think :All the products I currently own and as you can see come in a very sleek packaging. The Autumn Orange is very nice. It has the Company name, Product & amount on front. On the back it displays the product name as well as the usage instructions, Item number, contact info, and ofc "please recycle"

The lids of all products are a metal base not shiny but in matte form. They have a gold color and all lids fasten well to the product keeping out the unwanted, and keeping in your product. They scream high quality.

Have any of you tried these products or any of their others!? Ill be buying more backups of these products as well as more of their other products! I will use them as long as the brand stays alive and the quality stays true.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

CLOSED *48 Hour Giveaway - (eyeslipsface) Cosmetic Brushes

+ another mystery eyeslipsface cosmetic brush!

Vad har du att göra för att vinna?!

Kommentera, "Enter Me" tillsammans med en kommentar på en annan post ... någon alls på min blogg

Jag hämtar en vinnare:)
Tävlingen är öppen för användare på Twitter tillsammans med min blogg användare.

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What do you have to do to win?!
For my followers :) Comment, "Enter Me" along with a comment on one other post... any one at all on my blog
***make sure to include your email with your entry!!

You don't have to tell me what other post it was I will see. Thought it might be a great idea for new readers and old to take a nosy through my blog and see older posts.

I will pick one winner :)


How To: Banana Mask

Banana Facial Mask for Dry Skin

1/2 ripe and peeled banana (eat the other half)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon water
2 tablespoons finely powdered oats
1/2 teaspoon sweet almond oil (or other vegetable oil)
1 drop rose oil (optional)

Blend banana in food processor until smooth and mix in remaining ingredients.Apply to clean skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water to remove mask.Pat skin dry and apply a moisturizer.

Tip: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight plastic container for up to one day.

Banana Mask for Oily Skin

1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using)
1 tbsp honey
An orange or a lemon

Mix the banana and honey together.
Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon.
Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth.

I like to use a face mask weekly just to wash away the oils on my face built up from the week and the damage from the makeup. My skin tends to pick up lots of oil so this mask helps a great deal. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and is nice when applied because its so soft to the skin. Try this mask out friends, you'll absolutly love it!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Package from Emilie !!

I won 2nd place in EmilieDelance's Contest...
Today my prizes came in the post and I was beyond thrilled.
The products look great and I'm so very excited to try them out and tell you all what I think of them :) They look very nice in the way of packaging, very professional. Ive been collecting makeup for a long while now but I have a lot of bills like any other there for I can not splurge on makeup. I surely do appreciate the package I received today and it will go into great use.

Emilie "Thank You !" so so so so soooooo so much.

As for friends here following & reading my blog, If your not already go follow her blog she is the sweetest of people and her blog posts are always lovely. delancefashion's blog

Friday, July 23, 2010

Haul: Fashion & Beauty

I ran into a few stores today after work at the mall & I must say I am very proud of myself today I didn't go crazy. I got my Starbucks of course and just the following two items.

I got this tunic for $24.99USD I think a white t is always a great buy. I don't think you can have too many. They can be casual or you can quickly dress them up with a blazer for work or some fashionable necklaces for a night out. I like this one a lot the material is fairly thin and the pocket is a nice touch. It also is a bit wider towards the bottom which is different apart from anything I own currently. It's longer then the typical shirt and I tend to enjoy the kind of style this holds. I got it in a medium I though it would be nice to wear it a bit bigger rather then form fitting looks which seems to be my daily.

The Nail Varnish's caught my eye straight away! The smooth cream colors are very unique. You always see the brights, lights , and darks... but these are somewhere in between. Creamy looking color they hold and the formulation of these is of good quality. I tried the lilac cream one already. I like the bottle of the varnish, very simple. Ill be posting NOTD's with all colors. One thing I wish they had were names guess ill have to make my own :) I got them for a small price so it was a real steal for these. $19.99USD

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P.S I think this is my 1st haul i've ever posted. I like to see what others buy helps me with my own shopping. Do you guys like these kind of posts or are they a bore... let me know :)

Natural Honey and Oatmeal Mask

I love the smell of this mask. It reminds me of a day in fall with warm scents and color. It works well for my skin and is one of my favorite masks that I make here in my own home. I mix in 1/3 banana to the mixture for the extra touch. Enjoy! x

Did you know?! The most popular home made mask is an oatmeal mask It is a simple, completely safe mask, and it works perfectly for people with oily skin.

1/3 cup of regular or fast cook oatmeal (1-3 minutes)
¼ cup of honey
½ cup of water

How To & Facts:
Mix the water and the oatmeal together, and cook. Then, set the oatmeal aside to cool and thicken. As it is cooling, mix in the ¼ cup of honey. Once the mask is well mixed and cool, apply a thin even layer to the skin.

Be careful when applying this mask around the eyes. Though completely safe, the oatmeal can cause slight eye irritation. Better yet, place a used tea bag over the eyelids to reduce any redness or eye irritation.

The way this mask works is simple. The oatmeal in the mask is the primary “active” ingredient. It works to absorb excess oil on the skin and in the pores. Oatmeal will also help remove excess skin cells, and exfoliate the skin. The honey is simply there to turn the oatmeal into a pasty, sticky consistency that will adhere to the skin.

Another all natural skin treatment is to use lemon juice to help exfoliate and freshen the skin.

Lemon juice is a fruit acid, AKA Alpha Hydroxy Acid. It works in a similar fashion to salicylic acid, except that it is 100% all natural. It will help exfoliate the skin by reducing the “glue” that causes dead skin cells to stick to the skin.

This is one the simplest masks you can make, and is actually more of a “rinse” than anything. The only ingredients needed are water and lemon juice. Mix 1 part water to 5 parts lemon juice, and massage the solution onto your face. Then, rinse your face with cool water. Make sure to rinse well, because it can cause skin irritation if left on too long.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ms. Makeup Beauty Book - Big Night Out

So I recently got this beauty book in the mail. I used it a few times and I can say I am pleased with it. I love the packaging of the book. I took several pictures of it inside and out. The mirror is surrounded my a disco ball with many colors which was very nice. It catches the eye on the cover with vibrant colors used and personal looking makeup on the girl photographed. On the back it gives a how to, I think this would be great for beginners to m makeup.

I must also say I like the closure on the book it has 4 little Circle magnets at each corner that make it close firmly for no mess and protected product.

Eye Shadows: 
I used some of the calm colors such as the purple & pink on my own lids. They come off a bit chalky if you grab too much as you can see from the picture. They are of great pigmentation though. & a definite + is they blend well. They lasted the 8hours I needed them to without touch ups. However I wouldn't wear them without a good primer & base.

Lip Gloss: 
The lip gloss wore off within an hour...
It is not to sticky it has a smooth application and it leaves a nice tint over my lip color. I wouldn't suggest it for an all day wear rather just a quick fix kind of outing.

I like both blushers that come in the book however I fancy the pink one more then the peachy one because it tends to look more natural on my skin. There is a bit of work needed to blend the colors in but after if applied correctly they look rather nice.

Brush Set: 
I'm not to keen on the brushes included as I am never with products that come with such. But... I must say the bristles on the brushes are rather soft. I like the pink detail on them. They look nice in the beauty book.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

FOTD 07.21.10 Yoga Session

Hi friends :) I got a tweet to do a FOTD that was done using affordable products. I have a lot of drug store brand makeup along with department. I see it as if it works its perfect for any one's collection. I think an everyday look can easily be achieved without the high end brands. I did a natural smokey browns look today for my yoga session. I used a lot of eyeslipsface products being that they are of great quality and super affordable. Now they are even sold at Target & Kmart if you can't access them online :) I know my pictures are not always the clearest guys i'm working on getting a better cam in time. I promise I will soon, but hey "A" for effort right?! hehe Good day to you x

Anew - Flash Facial
Natural Rice Dual Wet & Dry Foundation - Ivory Myrrh
Mary Kay (1)Day Radiance
eyeslipsface blusher - Peachy Keen
Everyday Minerals - Pearl Beige

Organic Eye Firming Cream
eyeslipsface shadow - Wild Weat
eyeslipsface shadow - Coffee Bean
The Body Shop Mascara - Black
Black Liquid Liner
eyeslipsface highlight & conceal - Medium

eyeslipsface gloss - Bubble Gum Pink
eyeslipsface mineral lipstick - Runway Pink