Tuesday, December 29, 2009

NARS for 10 bucks!

I love holiday sales. I went to my local Sephora and they are having  Good Buy 2009 steals for 10 dollars or less. They had so many great items from Stila, Nars, Benefit, Boscia, Tarte, Cover Fx to Anastacia and more. I had to get atleast one for myself. I got the Nars duo concealer in custard/ginger.

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What is it?
A compact containing two shades of NARS concealer. Custard/Ginger is for light to medium complexions.

What does it do?
NARS Duo Concealer camouflages blemishes and dark spots and evens out the skin's tonal variations. Enriched with Vitamin E, this lightweight, non-drying formula won't settle into fine lines or creases.

What do I think about it?
I really like it. The texture is creamy and easy to blend. I use Ginger which is really close to my skintone to cover up blemishes and under my eyes and It works well.



retails for $30
but i got it for $10

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Sephora's 10 dollar deals wont last long so take advantage of it while you still can. They are available online and at your local Sephora stores.

http://www.sephora.com/


Thursday, December 24, 2009

The true meaning of Christmas and more Makeup Reviews to come.

Hey readers!!! I just wanted to make a quick post to greet everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS! I know life has been tough for many of us but It doesnt mean that we shouldn't celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. It is not about presents or whos giving the most expensive gifts. To me, It's about celebrating the birth of Christ who died for us and saved us from all our sins. I'm not trying to sound too religious here but whatever you believe in, just keep in mind why we celebrate Christmas ^_^

I wish everyone a great time with their families, friends and loved ones. Be safe, don't drink too much and be MERRY!!

Also, COMING SOON! more makeup reviews.

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Stila smudge pot collection


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- Graftobian High Definition creme foundaiton palette
-Graftobian High Definition corrector palette
-Graftobian makeup setting spray for sudge proof makeup
-Mark Baby Glow Luxe hook up lip glosses
-Mark Pro Glimmer hook up lip powder
-Mark Pro Glosses hook up Plumping lip shine
-Parian Spirit Professional makeup brush cleanser
-The Body Shop Vitamin E eye cream

Monday, December 21, 2009

Review: Blush/Bronzer brush by Mark.

Sometimes, you just have to makes things work!! Well atleast that was my case with Mark's blush/bronzer brush. Initially I was disappointed with this brush but I learned how to make it work and now I love it ^_^ Keep reading if you want to know more...

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What is it?
Its a flat top face brush that can be use for either blush or bronzer.

How is the quality?
I have tried several Mark brushes and I think they really need to improve their quality. The handle and barrel seems durable and well made but the bristles on the other hand, tend to lose its normal shape when you wash and dry it.

How do i like it?
I was so excited when I first got this brush. I love the flat top and thought it would be perfect for buffing out cream and liquid foundation onto the face and the side would be perfect  for precise contour around the face. The bristles were so soft and dense out of the package and, I couldnt wait to use it.

After washing and drying it like you're supposed to with any new brush, I notice that the bristles fanned out and lost its density. I was shocked O_o. I tried using it but it was not working out for me.

So what did i do to make it work? After washing and drying, I simply used a brush gaurd to hold the bristles back in place and it worked! ^_^  I had to wait over night for the bristles to go back into its normal shape. Now its dense again yay! I have to do this all the time whenever I wash it though.

I also have to point out that the brush is soft but not the softest brush I have tried. I love using it to buff in my liquid foundation for a flawless finish. I love using the side of the bristles to contour my face then buff out the harsh line.
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The bristles are soft and densely packed out of the package.

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Before washing and drying it
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After washing and drying. The bristles fanned out and lost it normal shape yikes!
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I fixed it with a brush gaurd and its back in its normal shape. I love it!
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This brush can be found on my e-botique http://rceleste.mymarkstore.com/


Have a great one readers and be careful doing your last minute Christmas shopping. It gets dangerous lol.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Beverly Center's Hunky Santa and the Candy Cane girls/Skin MD lotion

I love going to the Beverly Center mall.(Los Angeles, Ca) and if you're in town, you should go too. Besides shopping, you might spot a celebrity, a famous basket ball player or Hunky Santa^_^. Yep! That's right. Hunky Santa and the Candy Cane girls are back!!!!

Who is Hunky Santa?
Hunky Santa is an iconic holiday character created by Beverly Center. Its an innovative and unique holiday promotion that serves to augment the "classic" holiday Santa or St. Nick that appears annually at the premier fashion destination.

What does Hunky Santa do?
Hunky Santa takes photos with shoppers and entertains Beverly Center patrons with dance routines performed with the Candy Cane girls.

source: http://www.beverlycenter.com/hunkysanta/

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Santa Clause would look like this if he stops eating all the cookies and works out non stop. By the way, Hunky Santa didnt do anything but talk. The Candy Cane girls and another guy did all the work lol.

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There is a resturant/bar in the  middle of the mall.

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I didn't see her wearing a harness...so scary!

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This guy is not Hunky Santa but he is indeed very hunky lol. I didnt see him wearing any harness.

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LOL what the....this guy is so flexible. I can't even reach my toes :-(

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You have 3 more nights to go see them. It's FREE!!


go to http://www.beverlycenter.com/hunkysanta/ for more info.


Dec. 18 Fri  5pm-9pm
Dec. 19 Sat 5pm-9pm
Dec. 20 Sun  4pm-8pm

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I have been using a new product called Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion. It was sent to me for free by the company to try and see if I like it. I have only used it for a couple of days and so far I am loving it. No joke! I am not getting paid by the company to talk about it. Its kinda too good to be true and its too early to rave about product so I will wait a little longer to see if it really does what it says before I do a full review and maybe a sponsored giveaway ^_^

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Go to http://www.skinmdnatural.com/ to learn more about this product.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

FOTN: Violet Liner and Bright Pink lips.

Whenever I don't put too much effort in my makeup, thats when I get the most compliment. Weird right? But I guess that only shows that makeup does not have to complicated to look beautiful. You can do something simple yet pretty and eye catching. I did this FOTD on friday for work and, I got compliments from all my co workers and even customers ^_^

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(The liner appears more bright and intense in person)

This look is sooo easy to do. If you know how to put an eyeliner then you can do this. I used a bright glittery violet gel liner by Stila cosmetics. You can use whatever bright colored eye liner you prefer. It can be in gel, pencil or liquid. Use whatever you are comfortable with.

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Ugh! I notice my face is getting chubby lol. I gotta cut back on stuffing my face!

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eyes:
Almay line smoothing concealer as a base
MAC Yogurt (light, plae pink) e/s as highlight
NYX Luxor (light purple) e/s brushed lightly on the lids
Stila Violet gel liner on the upper lashline
Maybelline Great Big Lash mascara
Stila Kitten gel liner on the water line
Mark Espresso e/s applied lightly on the lower lashline

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face:
Revlon colorstay liquid foundation in Golden Caramel
Almay line smoothing concealer in light/med
Sally Hansen translucent powder
Avon Smooth Minerals blush in Golden
lips:
Carmex to moisturize the lips
Wet and Wild nude lip liner
NYX Chloe round l/s as first coat
NYX Spellbound round l/s as second coat
NYX Pink round lip gloss


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The bright pink lips compliments the bright purple liner so well.


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Stila's Violet gel liner. It looks blue violet in the pot but it comes out bright violet on the lids.

 
I hope you guys like it ^_^

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Stocking Stuffers under $5.00 ^_^

Hey everyone! Here are some great and affordable stocking stuffers ideas for your friends and loved ones for the holiday!

MARK items
comes with free gifts and free shipping with $35.00 purchase
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Flower Ring $3.99


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Pure Lip Stripes $2.99


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Rebel Rose eyeshadow quad $4.99


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Juice Gems $6.00 each but Its buy one get one free right now!!

can be purchased at my E-Botique.

Cherry Culture
 20% off  all items right now from Dec 10-15, 2009.

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Milani Powder eye shadow $3.99

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Milani Color Perfect lipstick $3.99

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Milani Runway eyeshadow $4.99


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NYX round lipstick $1.75

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NYX Girls round lip gloss $2.00

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NYX concealer jar $5.00

can be purchased at http://www.cherryculture.com/

Beauty Crunch
popular makeup brands at affordable prices

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Lip Smoothie by Pop Beauty $5.00

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DuWop's Neutral Lip pencils with sharpener $5.00

can be purcahsed at http://www.beautycrunch.com/


Bath and Body Works

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Anti-bacterial hand soap $3.00


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Signature Shimmer lotion $5.00

Drugstore.com
free shipping everyday

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eos Lip Balm Sphere Sweet Mint $3.99

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Yes To Carrots Lip Butter $3.69

can be purchased at http://www.drugstore.com/

Have an awesome weekend!!!