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Thursday, July 30, 2009

MAC Love That Look - Free Shipping

Get Free Shipping with ANY PURCHASE until Sunday, August 2! (U.S. Shipping Only)
Use Code "LOVE"

M·A·C Starflash Eye Shadow: A special return appearance of this incredibly intense super pearly, astro-creamy, rich and frosted shadow that makes all eyes a 12 fabulous limited-life shades! Love That Look? Everybody does! $14.50
View the entire collection @

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FREE MUFE Mini HD Powder Sample

Sephora is offering a free MUFE Mini HD Powder Sample.
Enter Code "HIGHDEF" in promotions @ check out. Hurry before they're all gone!

Special thanks to the BeautyGumbo blog for the head's up. Check her out!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Don't Sleep on Wet N Wild MegaChrome Eyeliner Pencils!

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MegaChrome Eyeliner Pencil
Put a little twinkle in your eye with this long-wearing, soft and smudgeable metallic pencil. Intense color with a multi-dimensional prismatic effect so you can shimmer and shine day or night.

Delivers powerful, vibrant color with a duo chrome metallic effect for eye-pop intensity
Smooth formula allows for easy application and long-lasting hold so the luminous color won't fade.
Application Tips

Start at the outer corner of your eyelid and trace the lash line towards the inner corner of your eye. Repeat on lower lid if desired

150 Gold Pewter 151 Cobalt Blue
152 Gun Metal Green 153 Antique Amethyst

Are these dupes for MAC Power Point Pencils?

Waterproof. Longwearing. Metallic, shimmer and matte finishes. Smooth to apply. Won't transfer, smudge, or budge... Draws the line: powers your eyes. Makes its point. Lasts.
1.2 g/0.04 oz
US $14.50

I thought these would enhance my collection & really coordinate well with my HiP Metallic Duos.

Check them out as a base for Jesse's Girl Baked Eyeshadow Powders!

These pencils sell for $2.99 each @ Rite Aid.
There is a bogo this week. (b1get1 half off)

Get more info @

Please Check out my friend on YouTube's AWESOME review!

What do you think?

Friday, July 24, 2009

MAC Love Alert Dazzleglass

I'm in LOVE with Dazzleglass! But @ $18 a tube, I'm always on the lookout for a less expensive dupe.

Check out what I did with Love Alert

Ruby Kisses Lip Stick Velvet Red
MAC Dazzleglass Love Alert

What do you think?

Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss Trials

Is it all about lips? Yeah, sometimes it is! LOL
I had fun this morning playing around with my new
Milani Buzz Worth Lippies!

Smells like & tastes like honey! YUM

NYX Long Lip Pencil CHESTNUT $1.00
NK Lip Crayon AC39 Gold $1.00
Ruby Kisses RLS20 Golden Orange $1.00
Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss Busy Bee 02

Smells & tastes like honey!

Milani Lip Liner Bonfire
ABSOLUTE Lip Crayon AC40 Copper $1.00
Milani Lipstick Bonfire 25 $4.99
Milani BEE-bold 08 Lip Gloss

Smells like grapes. Has a sweet taste.

NYX Long Lip Pencil PRUNE $1.00
NK Lip Stick AMETHYST $1.00

BEE-utiful 07

What do you think?

NK Amethyst Lip Stick = NARS Fast Ride (Fall 2009) Dupe?

NARS recently gave us a sneak-peak @ their Fall 2009 Collection.

"The NARS woman may have a very classical look," says Fran├žois Nars, "but she still likes to stay on the edge, and remain in touch with fashion."

This seemingly dark purple may intimidate, but swipe it across the lips and its true shade is revealed: a sheer mulberry. A color that falls somewhere between an intense plum wine stain, and a moody, deep violet.

The glossy grape hue is a playful, cool alternative to more common dark lip color options.

I was intrigued by the new Fast Ride lipstick. ($24)
It's described as a sheer mulberry.
I KNEW I could dupe it with something in my collection.

I stumbled upon
NK lipstick in Amethyst $1.00
NYX Long Lipliner Pencil in Prune $1.00

I like shimmer, so I added Milani BEE-tiful BuzzWorthy Lip Gloss.

Check your local beauty supply for the NYX long lip pencil & the NK Amethyst Lipstick. Buy NARS Fall 2009 products @

What do you think?

Milani Dressed Up = MAC Rue D'Rouge Dazzleglass Dupe?

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In full support of my makeup obsession, my husband lovingly purchased this lipgloss to me, despite the snickers of the women in the comsetics department @ our local Walgreens. Now, that's true love! LOL

I did feel all "Dressed Up" when I topped one of my favorite shades of red lipstick with this beautiful lip gloss. It evoked color & texture reminiscant of Dorothy's Ruby Red slippers from the Wizard of Oz.

You need this in your life.
It's a steal @ $4.99 vs. $18.00 for the MAC Rue D' Rouge Dazzleglass. That's a savings of $13.00.

1) Milani Bonfire Lip Pencil (outlined & filled in)

2) NK Lipstick $1.00 #100 Ruby Red dupe for MAC Ruby Woo lipstick $14.00
(MAC Ruby Woo is matte, but the NK Ruby Red has a little shine to it)

3)The piece d' resistance: Milani DRESSED UP Lip Gloss $4.99

4)Concealer applied around the lips to prevent feathering. Black Radiance 8001 $1.99

What do you think?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

BETTER SWATCHES (Jesse's Girl Baked Eyeshadow Powder)


Many have inquired as to whether the baked shadows would be available online for purchase. I sent Cathy from Jesse's Girl Cosmetics an email & she said,
"Our new Baked Eyeshadows will be available at some point in the near future...not sure exactly when yet. I'm sure we will announce it via an e-mail to those signed up on our website."

If you'd like to be kept in the loop, please sign up for their email updates.

Check out kokofemme's EXCELLENT review on YouTube.

What do you think?

L'Oreal HiP Matte Eyeshadow Duos

Just in for a limited time only, L'Oreal HiP has released new matte eyeshadow duos. I have only picked up 2 so far. I got them last week on a CVS bogo
(buy 1 get 1 50% off)grrr


Coastal Scents White (from 88 palette)

Coastal Scents Blue (from 88 palette)


Coastal Scents Green (from 88 palette)

Coastal Scents Dark Purple (from 88 palette)

Someone asked,
"If you own the 88 palette, is it worth it to invest in the HiP Matte duos?"
Ummmm yeah! LOL I've recently become disenchanted with the staying power of my 88 palette. I do love the colors. But it seems as if they fade after only a couple of hours of wear. The HiP colors seem to have longer staying power & better blend ability.

Ck. Out my swatches

CS 88 Palette Top Row
L'Oreal HiP Bottom Row

CS 88 Palette

There are 6 matte duos available, as well as 3 new metallic shades. I haven't been able to find them anywhere but CVS though. I just found out they have them @ Ulta!

Check out mspurplekisses81 vid on YT for more info!

What do you think?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

NARS Pencil Sharpener

Pencil Sharpener
NARS custom-designed dual blade Pencil Sharpener is the essential tool for sharpening pencils of every size to deliver a more professional and precise application. The removable adapter allows you to adjust the size to fit even the largest pencils. Includes a blade cleaner and a cover to capture shavings.

I decided to purchase this for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, I was trying to qualify for free shipping on Sephora. LOL
Secondly, I watched a video on YouTube from Reena (Ramnari7). She said she purchases each vendor's pencil sharpener to use with their pencils. It made a lot of sense.

Why I LOVE it?
- Comes with a lid to collect the shavings.
- Comes with a super effective pick-tool which allows you to clear any of the accumulated waxy product on the blade.
- Sharpened even my corniest of corny Tropez Pencils to a perfectly fine point. GASP! It doesn't sharpen to the extent of breaking the tips of my pencils when they become extra sharp.
- Does not chew up the wood!

You need this sharpener in your life!

Ok, so I'm not balling to the point where I have purchased any NARS pencils $24.00(YET) LOL. Eventually, I'll get there. In the meantime, I'm enjoying my NARS Pencil Sharpener.

Buy yours @

What do you think? Please leave a comment. Thanks

Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix

What is it?
A light and comfortable spray that sets all types of makeup and prolongs hold, even under extreme conditions.

What is it formulated to do?
With the alcohol-free formula, makeup is protected by a light, invisible film that feels comfortable on the skin. Enriched with chitosan, a marine algae extract, this makeup fixer spray protects skin against external damage caused by temperature changes, pollution, and other possible irritants.

Dany Sanz Tip:
For busy women who want to go from work to an evening dinner out and don't have time to go home for touch ups, spray mist and fix on a thick tissue and pat gently on the face to refresh your makeup. Then apply a veil of compact powder to give your complexion a velvety texture for the evening.

I purchased the small bottle (.84oz) from Sephora for $8.
The large bottle (4.22oz) is $28.

You NEED this in your life!
After having used this product, I hugged my hubby. To my surprize, not a trace of my fully made up face was left on his fresh white t-shirt! I'll never go without it again!

Albeit, the pose was awkward b/c I was trying to disguise my double chin, this product really did the best job EVER in setting my makeup! LOL

FACE: MAC Skin Primer, MAC Select Spf15 - NW43,
elf Clarifying Pressed Powder TONE 3 (tzone)/TONE 4 (contour),
NARS Albatross (highlight), MAC Sculpt N Shape Powder WARMLIGHT (dark side only),
MAC Transparent Setting Powder, MUFE Mist & Fix

CHEEKS: L'Oreal Hip Blendable Blushing Creme - ELATED, NARS Powder Blush - CRAZED

EYES: NYX e/s SKIN (mobile lid), NYX e/s EUTOPIA (crease), NYX e/s GOLDEN (highlight)
Jane Gel Eyeliner BLACK, Sassi #73 lashes

LIPS: Milani Lip Pencil Red Velvet, Ruby Kisses l/s Velvet Red,
MAC Dazzleglass Love Alert

Buy yours @

What do you think?

Milani Serendipity Lip Gloss/MAC Oh Baby Lipglass Dupe

I love all metallic lippies! I recently watched a vid by Erin (scandalous beauty) on You Tube. She said that Milani Serendipity is a dupe for MAC Oh Baby Lipglass. Always the spendthrift, it merited investigation.

I purchased mine from Walgreen's for $4.99.

Swatch (Tungsten Lighting/no flash)

MAC Oh Baby Tinted Lip Glass $14
Shade description: Golden bronze flecked with sparkling glitter (Glitter)

The difference in price? $ it out!
What do you think?


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