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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Review: Super Glossy Lip Shine

Site Says:
"This Super Glossy SPF 15 formula fights environmental damage while leaving your lips with a healthy glossy glow. The delicious flavor and sweet scent will leave you licking your lips in delight! The perfect on the go tube that is mess proof for anywhere and anytime!
*The color Angel does not include SPF 15 "

Paraffinum Liquidum, Polybutene, Silica, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexyl, Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Red No.7, Calcium Lake(CI 15850:1), Red No.6 Barium Lake (CI 15850:2), Red No.27 Aluminum Lake(CI 45410:2), Red No.40 Aluminum Lake(CI 16035), Blue No.1 Aluminum Lake(CI 42090:2), Iron Oxide(CI 77499).

Below I'm going to list a few things about the product that stood out to me.

Glossy Finish:
The name says it all "Super Glossy" They are a bit thick they remind me
very much so of Smashbox glosses. Some people might see this as a
con of the product but I enjoy them this way because they last a bit longer.
I like that they are not sticky. They are such a cheap price but of high

Even Application:
It glides on smooth and covers the entire lip without
going over them with a lip brush. They are very creamy & look great against
the skin!

True to Color:
The colors of the glosses are very pigmented compared to most I own!
They look gorgeous on top of any lipstick or even on their own. I love
the colors they have to offer they are perfect shades!

They come in a clear tube, so you can see the color & squeeze them easily on to the lips. I find them lovely! They are of decent size and fit great in my handbag or pocket.

"I have 3 of each of these colors I get scared that maybe they won't make them anymore! That always happens when you find a product you love, hopefully they won't! I'm definitely going to buy more of these glosses in the future and I plan to get all of the colors in time."

September Giveaway! CLOSED

"I love all the beautiful colors the leaves become. Vibrant Plums, Pumpkin Oranges, Golden Yellows & Muted Reds!! The Maple smell fills the air and a sense of cozy sets in."

PRIZE: You will win the cute heart necklace shown in the photograph!
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Placing an Entry

- For my followers, be a public follower please :)

- Tell me what you love most about Autumn/Fall.

- email, in case your my winner!!

Other Active Giveaway's: Enter Now !!
(International) 500 Subscribed Readers Giveaway #Coach #Sephora
(International) CSN £35/$35 Gift Voucher Giveaway!
(International) Twitter Giveaway


My Go To Lipsticks

MAC: Creme D´Nude - St Germain - Myth - Bombshell - Pink Nouveau - Snob (Creme D´Nude) There is this huge worldwide craze over this color!! I love this tone actually I would go on to say I adore it even, as it is the perfect nude lip shade.

NARS: Love this brand! I stick towards the matte and silk formula type. Admittedly, I am a nude/pink product addict this stuff does go above and beyond expectations. It's versatile and has a great formula. The shades are so beautiful and it seems like they are one of a kind. Overall, a good investment & ofc great quality :)

YSL:#1 Nude Beige - #2 Sensual Silk - #7 Lingerie Pink
I don't know what I would do without my YSL lipshades out of all of them I ofc had to pull this one aside for one of my favorites. It is better to apply this with a lip brush so your lips dont look to light. I apply a nude lipgloss or a pink one to finish it off. Gorgeous !!

Monday, August 30, 2010

500 Readers Giveaway #Coach #Sephora CLOSED

I have reached 500+ subscribed readers! I said a while back in another giveaway that I was going to have one at this mark and we have finally reached it! I have met so many lovely girls here and I have learned so many tips and tricks from you all :)I am so very thankful and in return I would like to present the following giveaway! (International)

Prizes! 4 Winners !!
(2) $100.00 Coach Gift Card
(2) $50.00 Sephora Gift Card

Entry Rules +10 (mandatory)
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You MUST be a follower of my blog through Google Connect, Please include your e-mail
(luux,facebook, twitter, tumblr)

Use the Giveaway picture and place it either in a blog post or in your sidebar, please provide me with a link to the post or to your blog :)

Extra Entries
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Follow & tweet about my giveaway!

"@RenayShanel ENTER MY 500 Subbie Giveaway http://bit.ly/9lNe5n #Coach #Sephora RT"
+2 Each day tweeted !!

Follow me & add me as a friend on luuux.com

I will close the giveaway in one months time, October 1st, 2010. I will choose 3 winners using random.org EXTENDED! Closes Oct 15th 2010!! I'll be out of town during the beggining of October.


Fortune Cookie Soap Winners !!

Ive selected 5 Winners via Random.org from the entries I had for the following Giveaway :)

Fortune Cookie Soap Sample Giveaway

In no sort of order here are the winners!

Congratulations! Please respond to the email I have sent within 48hrs to claim your prize :) If you did not win this giveaway I have 2 active giveaway's at the moment! & there will be more to come as always !!

Enter Now !!
CSN £35 / $35 Gift Voucher Giveaway!
(International) Twitter Giveaway

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Avocado Carrot Creme Masque

"Hi friends, I thought I'd share with you another home made mask that I use. I get great results with this. It makes my face feel clean and refreshed and over time it has helped make my complexion seem a bit more even along with other treatments.The application is nice due to the creamy like foods you are using, very nice!"

This mask combines avocados , which are rich in Vitamin E, with carrots, which are high in beta-carotene and antioxidants, and cream, which is high in calcium and protein. These ingredients will rebuild skin collagen, improve tone and texture, and fade age spots.

1 avocado, mashed
1 carrot, cooked and mashed
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons honey

Combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Spread gently over your face and neck, and leave in place 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and follow with your favorite toner.

Homemade Masks How To:
Banana Mask
Natural Honey and Oatmeal Mask
Raspberry Facial Mask

Mint Julep Mask

OR start with this post :)
What face mask is best for you?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Special Find: Tea Set

"Come and sit with me and we'll have tea
And talk of things that were and things that are to be
Of places we will go and things that we will see"

I found this today in a yard sale. I actually am a big fan of tea. I grew up on tea parties and morning & afternoon tea as well. I own real sets that are vintage style and modern style. (Mostly European Sets) I love this little porcelain one found. I plan to put it in my office for a reminder of all the lovely times. It's darling! The flowers on each piece have the same print as a photograph in my office so it's perfect :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Spread: Fall Transition

Pulled By: RenayShanel

I love the transition into Fall :) The leaves are slowly falling all around us all sorts of colors. Warm Golden, Orange Pumpkin, Purple Plums, all these tones are every where! The air smells of maple and the skies are filled slowly with more then 1 color.

Ive placed a dress I would wear in a Summer season and added some layers to make it warm. You can open the jacket and even add a thin sweater for an added layer. Leggings can also be added when the warm season is completely gone and Fall is spreading it's cold air. I love the warm and cool contrast in the outfit pulled and the brooches are lovely as well to pin any place, or you can place them on your top coat :)I like to add solid colors with patterns & florals. The coat adds some texture to it all to top it off.

Ruche: Autumn in Session Lookbook

Please Note: I am not being paid to write this post & I'm not affiliated with with this company.My full honesty is being set before you, i'm jsut sharing my personal thoughts of the following company.

Please Note: All Photographs taken are owned & taken by/for ,ShopRuche.com

RUCHE is a modern women's boutique with a vintage touch. We try to find items that are new, in-style, trendy, yet still inspired by a vintage look. We handpick each product to give you the perfect selection of clothing, accessories and more. When you visit shopruche.com, we want you to enter a feeling of comfort and nostalgia. We can only hope that you enjoy your visit every time.

You will find our items reasonably priced. RUCHE believes that you don't have to empty out your pocketbooks to look good. We carry various small boutique brands. Chances are you probably won't find yourself matching with the girl next door.

RUCHE is solely an online-based boutique. We are based in sunny California, USA, but we ship to almost anywhere around the world.


Post It Wall + Chalkboard Wall = Brilliant back drop to the Autmn Session Lookbook!

I came across this company in a giveaway they are currently holding & I must say I have never been taken back so suddenly by a company. The clothing is gorgeous! I was looking throughout the lookbook and everything given was loved. The pieces were all so perfect. layers, texture, detail it's all there. I thought the ooutfits would never come to my closet since they looked so very high end, meaning the cost surely is high end as well. Wrong. The clothing is priced at a fair price and I just want to buy everything up! I currently have half the store in my shopping basket :) I placed the lookbook at the top of my page thinking everyone would surely see it while visiting my site. Today I woke and found myself looking at it again, so I thought id have to make a post to make sure all you friends saw this gorgeous collection! I'm sure you will fancy the items for sale on the site :)

You can browse through the entire lookbook as well by clicking on it just above this post to make it full screen! Don't pass it up!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Post Package : The Little Bra Company


"I won the @ReallyPetite giveaway! & guess what came in the post from @thelittlebracom today #UPS !!"

I was so excited to see the sticker in the left hand corner with the company name posted!

As you can see above it was packaged rather well. Burgandy tissue paper and it was held inside a clear plastic bag. Inside I found an invoice & Post Card!

The bra is beautiful. A cream like color and gorgeous white lace detail. The lace surrounding the bra is darling! I tried it on and it fits perfect and gives me a little push me up which is nice. It seems to give good support and looks extra cute! Thankyou so much! x

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beauty Bargain: Covergirl LashBlast Fusion

"According to the company, the secret to the mascara’s success lies in the unique brush design, which is created to add volume, and a new buildable formula that lengthens with something called fiber-stretch. I found the brush pretty easy to use on both the top and bottom lashes.It applied the product even & left no room for clumping. It coats the lashes well and manages to reach the little lashes that like to hide."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Glamour Magazine: September Issue 2010

Today's Morning Tweet: "I just got my @glamourmagazine in the post ! It's supposed to be their largest issue in 20years! :o !! "

Well first thoughts of the cover. I like the Black and Pink Print. But... I don't like the leopard print chosen for the shoot. I don't like prints of this kind & it would of appealed to me all the more if the spread was done with something other rather.

The jacket in the photograph shoot is brilliant!! I love the detail the large buttons and the warm color selected for the piece. I love these jackets because they are perfect for the Fall & Winter seasons. They allow you to be fashionable rather then hiding your outfit under a baggy coat. With this piece you are displaying your outfit and keeping warm.

This caught my eye straight away. I opened up the magazine and came straight to this. The color applied on for shadow is so vibrant. The overall look is intense! The flower above is beautiful and is the perfect accessory to the photograph.

As the magazine states: 1) To eat a doughnut when you want a doughnut, every last crumb. An apple is just not the same. 2)... To never trust a man in silk boxers 3) ... To move across the country, or around the world, for love. It's also OK to make him move.You re worth it! 4)...if you never felt a "runners high." Unless you mean the high you feel when you stop running. 5) To kindly ask men to stop saying "we're Pregnant" 6) ... If you want to stop hearing about vampires, wizards, werewolves or zombies ever again. Does pop culture have to be a nonstop horror movie? Car chase, anyone? 7)...if there's not a name for your haircut. It's just "you!"

This dress is lovely. I have a closet full of dresses and I am always happy to have another. They are part of my list of happiness :) I adore her hair & makeup as well, Beautiful!

These look amazing. The advertising on these products immediately caught my eye because of the fruit! You all know how much I love my fruit! There were a lot of items i found and already knew of that reminded me that I need to pull out my wish list and add a few things to it. For example I may be the last person on earth that does not own Photo Ready Foundation. I want to try it badly but seem to always forget. In time it will be a part of my collection I'm sure of it :)

I still have a lot to read and see being that there is 420 pages. I plan to read some more during my break at work in the morning :) I thought I'd share my thoughts on the magazine with you ladies being that it is being talked of so much. I wish you all a lovely week!

Tell me if you would like to see future posts like this? yes or no?! I wouldn't want to bore you.

CSN £35 / $35 Gift Voucher Giveaway!

If living in the US you will win $35.00USD to use on over 200+ CSN sites!

I'm so very excited to announce that CSN has gave me the opportunity to host a lovely giveaway for my followers :) I love the community we have here because we can be as a family and share common interests. Well one of my interests is to shop!! I know all of you will love the idea of winning a £35 gift voucher to use as you wish on any of our 6 UK websites.



Here is an item from the site that caught my eye straight away! Isn't the detail gorgeous! If you love this as I do you may have the opportunity to spend your £35 on this or any other item !!

The DRH Collection Rosanna Chelsea Flowers Teapot

"CSN Stores has amazing online stores where you can find everything from cookware to ceiling lights to furniture!"

Ive actually won a giveaway just as you will recently and Ive been looking through so many beautiful things the site has to offer! The only trouble I'll be having is picking what it is I'll be using the gift voucher on! :)

Entry Rules
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You MUST be a follower of my blog through Google Connect,Facebook or Twitter!
Please State where it is you follow me at, thanks.

+1 Entry Comment below and tell me how you would use the voucher, include your email address please.

Extra Entries
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+1 Entries Make a Clickable button in your sidebar with the image above linking back to my giveaway, please include your blog link so I can check.

+2 Entries Follow & Tweet about my giveaway! Include @RenayShanel in your tweet :)

+5 Entries Blog about the giveaway Include the photograph above and a link that trails back to my blog.

I will close the giveaway in one months time, September 24th, 2010. I will choose a winner using random.org and then pass your email address along to CSN,they will then send you your prize!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

How To: Sweet Lemon

There are lots of bleachers in store you can buy but why not go for something more natural. This is very simple to make! It will help bleach the skin brighten it and take away from dark circles. It also acts as a toner helping to remove dead skin cells to give you that fresh look :)

2/3 Parts Freshly squeezed lemon
1/3 Part Sugar

Once you have done this soak your sponge in the jar filled with your ingredients and apply all over the face & throat in a circular motion. Leave on 15- 20 minutes, rinse.

If you do not want to squeeze the lemon and apply it with a sponge then just simply cut your lemon in half and rub it upon your face in circle type motions, squeeze the lemon to release juices and leave on for 15 - 20 minutes. Rinse.

"I tend to use this treatment after the sun has got the best of me. I like to keep my complexion light. Doing this over a coarse of 7 days it is completely back to normal & my skin feels very smooth"