Giveaway Ideas...

on 12.16.2013

It's been years since I've done a blog post and one of my New Years resolution is to start up my blog again. I've decided to break the ice with a Holiday Giveaway because up to this day I still get emails I still get comments and requests so I want to do this for YOU as a big THANK YOU for being a follower... but I need ideas! There are tons of holiday palettes and sets so let me know in the comments what you want as a prize (preferable under $100). 


Follow Friday

on 2.24.2012

It's been a while since I've done a Follow Friday post, but here they are....




MAC to debut Marilyn Monroe Cosmetic Line

on 2.23.2012




You've seen her face everywhere, posters, movies, handbags, clothing, magazines, and now MAC has jumped on the bandwagon. 

MAC Cosmetics just announced that they are set to release a limited-edition cosmetic line inspired by the one and only iconic Marilyn Monroe. The line will consist of 30 products raging from $15-27. The collection will include eyeshadows, lipsticks (can't forget her signature red lips), nail polishes, and eyeliners.  



The beauty line will be released this October. Who is excited for this line?

[Source: Times Live ]

Your favorite LIPSTICK may contain LEAD!

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The FDA released a report last week that tested over 400 lipsticks to be positive for lead. The FDA said that consumers shouldn't be concerned since so little is ingested, but do try to keep this tubes away from children and according to studies...  did you know the average women eats 4-7 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime? If you do the math, a tube of lipstick is about 3 grams which makes 151 tubes for every pound! [Source pending]

To read the full article please visit Pucker up: your favorite lipstick may contain lead

And to find out if your all time favorite lipstick contains lead, visit FDA: Lipsticks and Lead. You might be surprised to find Maybelline, L'Oreal, NARS, Revlon, and MAC on top of the list. Yikes!

ELF Desert Haze & Fuchsia Nailpolish swatches

on 2.20.2012


ELF nail polishes are great if you're on a budget. They are only $2! But I've noticed that each nail polish is a hit or miss. Some are so sheer and thin that you need up to 3 or 4 coats to really see the color. But its true that you get what you pay for and for that price what can you expect? 




close up with flash.



ELF nail polish in Fuchsia


They tend to chip pretty easily, usually after the second or third day of wear and that's with me doing alot to office work, cooking, doing the dishes, etc. 



It only took 2 coats to see the color. 


From their website: 

e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish

Our Nail Polishes are back in stock and better than ever! Due to the new and improved formulation, the single nail polish price has increased to $2. 

This color-lock formula with chip resistant shield gives long lasting color with high shine. The bristle design glides color on flawlessly, and quick dry formula gives perfect application every time. Key nutrients infused with Vitamin E for stronger, healthier nails. 

Our formula is FREE of: Toluene, Formaldehyde, and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP).



You can find these nailpolishes on their website www.eyeslipsface.com and also at Target stores and www.target.com

I'll be uploading more ELF nail polishes swatches soon. 

Do you love e.l.f. nail polishes? If so, what are your favorite colors?

My 1st Inglot Palette

on 10.24.2011


I finally fell for it and bought my 1st Inglot Palette. I just couldn't help myself watching all these blog posts about Inglot being so amazing and possibly being better than Mac Cosmetics.


As yes they're amazing as everyone is saying! It might possibly be my favorite palette I own, and that's saying a lot. 

The flash really washes the colors out. 


Every eyeshadow is pigmented, smooth, and they come in different finishes. I really recommend getting a few eyeshadows from Inglot since they're affordable. I believe I spent about $60 for the entire palette, if you do the math, it is a WAY better deal compared to MAC's $14 an eyeshadow. I really wish someone told me about them sooner. 












Here its how it was packaged:


It had bubble wrap all over. Very well packaged of course. Every eyeshadow was individually packaged. The palette is a bit heavy but that's because it contains magnets to hold the eyeshadow. I know a few people are complaining of the weight, specially make-up artists, but it just feels more sturdy that way. 


I took off the stickers from the eyeshadows and pasted them in the back. (Just in case I want to re-order)


I'll be posting swatches soon along with their names. 
 To shop please visit :http://www.inglotusa.com/

BH Cosmetics 120 Colors Palette

on 5.24.2011




I received my very 1st bh Cosmetics palette, the 120 Colors Palette. The black case is about 9" x 6", it contains any color you can think of!! If not, you can always mix a few eyeshadows to create the one you want. The eyeshadows are about the size of a dime. Also lets remember that the "1st Edition" is the exact  same thing as this palette. So go ahead and save some bucks, I didnt' really see any color difference.


Bright eyeshadows:


"Warmer tone" eyeshadows:





Let's take a closer look at the eyeshadows:






Some eyeshadows are very pigmented and others aren't. Some are chalky and powdery, especially the lighter colors, but you do get every finish you can think of, matte, satin, metallics, shimmers. I also didn't notice a smell in them but I always get asked this question about any product that I review, I don't usually "sniff" products since it doesn't really bother me, but I do it for the sake of my readers.

And this is how it was packaged: 


It had bubble wrap


and when I took it out from its small package, it had more bubble wrap



oh finally!

and it also had a plastic protector around the package. Everything was packaged well and not one eyeshadow was broken.


I"m actually very impressed with this palette and I'll be doing some swatches later and of course some make-up looks!



FCC: This product was provided by bhcosmetics.com