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Monday, September 28, 2009

NYX Autumn Sale


Saturday, September 26, 2009

BOGO (Buy1Get1Free)

Not Alot of Drugstore BOGOS for this upcoming week (SUN 9/27 to SAT 10/3)
This is for my region. Please check your local Sunday Paper for deals in your area.

Rite Aid
All Maybelline Cosmetics Buy1Get1Free

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Rite Aid
Buy 1 Revlon Superlustrous Lip Color Get 1 Revlon Nail Enamel Free

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Buy 1 Revlon Superloustrous Lip Color Get 1 Revlon Nail Enamel Free

Buy 1 Get 1 Free L'Oreal Wear Infinite Eyeshadow, Mascara
or Bare Naturale Cosmetics

ALL Revlon Lip
buy 1 get 1 FREE*
(Without Card $6.39 - $11.49)

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There are numerous Buy 1 Get 1 50% off deals, but I did not list them. Please check your local Sunday paper for deals.
Buy 1 Get 1 half off is better than paying full price, but I prefer buy1 get 1 free!

QueenofBlendingMUA Recreate (Gold & Blue Look)

I felt like doing a fun look today.
I decided to recreate Lauren's Gold & Blue Look.

Here's What I used

Homemade Mixing Medium

All Over/L'Oreal De-Crease

Mobile Lid/NYX Yellow Crayon

Crease/NK Auto Liner NAVY

Bottom Waterline/NK Auto Liner SKY BLUE

Lid/L'Oreal HiP Visionary Pigment
LA Colors SUNSHINE Loose e/s Shimmer

Crease/MAC Sea & Sky Mineralized e/s (Dark Side)
LA Colors PEEK A BLUE Loose e/s Shimmer

Bottom Waterline/MAC Sea & Sky Mineralized e/s (Lighter side)

Highlight/NYX White Ultra Pearl Mania
L'Oreal HiP RESTLESS Pigment


Lid/ L'Oreal HiP Brush (that comes w/ the pigment)
Crease/ e.l.f. Small Smudge Brush
Highlight/ e.l.f. Professional Defining Eye Brush
Blend/ Essence of Beauty Crease Brush (Larger 1 from the duo) & e.l.f. Contouring Brush

I so wanted to take this to the next level w/ the lashes, but ugh, I'm sooo out of practice! Mascara substitution. Give me a pass for that. :O)

I'm still a "STUDENT" of Lauren's "School of Blending".
How about you?

Check out Lauren's YouTube Channel


Blue & Gold e/s Tutorial

A Fun Look (NeNe Leakes Inspired)

The glitter did not show well @ all in the pictures. grrrr
I had fun anyway!
I'd LOVE MAC DangerZone Mineralized Eyeshadow Trio, but I duped it the best I could.


Base/Matte WHITE 3in1 makeup pencil
Mobile Lid/2 REDs from the Coastal Scents 88 Palette
Highlight/Starry 36 Palette shimmery WHITE
Liquid Liner Wet N Wild H20 BLACK
Homemade Mixing Medium
Splash Glitter STARLIGHT RED
Lashes Wet N Wild from Halloween Clearance last year

Mobile Lid/Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Brush from Holiday Kit
Crease/Coastal Scents 224-225 dupe, Essence of Beauty Crease Brush Duo
Mixing Medium & Glitter/e.l.f. Lip Defining Brush

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Off Topic...Ok, so I couldn't find a "good" picture of Nene's Makeup from that particular episode, so I fudged a little by using the book cover.
Will you be reading this book?
Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way
Get it @

I love the makeup on the Housewives of Atlanta.

Check out this tutorial on Nene's AlterEgo by RenRen from YouTube

Friday, September 25, 2009

20% off Cherry Culture

Offer Ends WEDNESDAY 9/30/09

Free Shipping on orders of $40 or more

To shop go to

Please Help

Please vote for Jenn

She's one of the sweetest people I know. :O)

Checkout her blogspot

QVC Cosmetics Organizers

Special Thanks to
from YouTube for the head'sup on this product.

This looks so elegant.
A clutter free way to store makeup.
The next level from the plastic storage bins of beginning makeup enthusiasts!
I want one for every member of the family. Looks like it would be great for storing the hubby's aftershaves & smellsies. Better yet, I think I need more than one so I can store my smellsies as well! YES!

$71.00 plus $10.47 Shipping & Handlling

Available in Black, Cherry Finish, Oak Finish, or White.
Keep your cosmetics in one organized location for quick and easy access to all of your everyday essentials. This mirrored cosmetic cabinet stores over 150 tubes, jars, and containers, rotating to let you see everything at a glance. From Lori Greiner.
•Two mirrored door, tilting shelves
•Wood/wood veneer construction
•Measures 20-1/2"H x 8-1/2"L x 9-1/2"W
•Made in China

$77.16 plus $11.72 Shipping & Handling

Available in Jewelry or Cosmetic. Oak Finish, Cherry Finish, or White.
Hold everything! The search for misplaced jewelry and makeup ends with this attractive, double-door mirrored wall cabinet. Its well-organized design stores everything in plain sight so you can find what you need--quickly and easily. From Lori Greiner.

•Includes cabinet, hanging hardware, and template
•Jewelry: Silver Safekeeper antitarnish lining; helps keep jewelry tarnish-free for 25 to 40 years
•Measures approximately 19"H x 21"W x 4"D
•Made in China

Lori Greiner Deluxe Cosmetic Organizer

What do you think?

MAC Dazzleglass Creme

LOVE THESE! Wish I could buy them all.

Luscious Spark
Totally Fab
Sublime Shine
Soft Dazzle
My Favorite Pink
Perfectly Unordinary
Do It Up
Creme Allure
$18.00 each

MakeupGeek's Dazzleglass Cream Swatches

Free Shipping
Enter Code "SHINE" @ checkout.

to buy go to
MAC Cosmetics

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Luscious Lips: FREE NARS Deluxe Lipgloss Duo Sample

*Sample size is .17oz. While supplies last. Offer expires Thursday, October 8, 2009. Cannot be redeemed for cash, exchanged, or applied to previous purchases. May not combine with other offers. Limited to once per household. Please see site for additional details.

to take advantage of this offer go to

Monday, September 21, 2009

Depotting vs. Custom Palette Purchase

Much ado has been made regarding depotting eyeshadows from makeup enthusiasts.
On Temptalia's blog (, she demonstrated the EASE of depotting Make Up For Ever single shadows.
The current promotion from Sephora
(buy 3 single pan shadow/blush get an empty palette free) is very tempting indeed. Provided of course one can recover from the sticker shock of the shadow/blush.
Priced at $19 a piece & up, they are not for the tightwad.

People on the Temptalia message board complained about the work & risk involved with depotting MAC shadows/blushes. Apparently, MAC was listening!
MAC recently added a feature to their website where customers can drag & click products to create custom eyeshadow & blush palettes.
They range in price from

$47.50 (quad)
$177.00 (15 shadows)
$105.00 (blushes)

While this seems super convenient, I am sure there are some die hards who will be bent on continuing to depot their own products so they can back 2 mac the empties for free lippies or eyeshadows.
I recently went on a depotting FRENZY! Yes, I depotted all of my existing Milani eyeshadows. I also tested to see if my L'Oreal HiP duos would fit in my auraline palettes. They are a perfect fit with a little room left to pry the shadows loose without risking gouging my precious products. I also found out that Prestige eyeshadows fit in the auraline palettes as well!

The empty palettes are $5.25 each for both the 15 pan(36mm)/& 28 pan (28mm) size (check sale items). Their normal price is $7 Be forewarned that they are NOT plastic like many of the other palettes. They are constructed of a highgrade cardboard. They are magnetized as well. I found them super easy to clean. I also own the Coastal Scents empty 15 palette. The CS palette has foam which traps the minute particles of fall out, making for a very challenging cleanup for the palette.

AURALINE BEAUTY empty 15 palette

I'm overjoyed. I'm ever eager to make an additional palette purchase so I can streamline my storage system.

Watch YouTube's "EnKore"
depot without heat!

Check out MAC's new custom palettes @

Check out the large pan palettes @

What are your thoughts?

NARS Eyeliner Stylo (Waterproof)

Available in 3 shades
Blue Bayou (Teal)
Shiny Black (Nuit Blanches)
Brown (Nabucco)

NEW! Femme Fatale eyes with epic effects. The super-fine precision tip of this liquid eyeliner allows for maximum control during application, ensuring a precise, even line with just one stroke.

The waterproof, quick-drying formula delivers a high dose of pigment for optimum coverage and intense color.
High pigment formula provides optimum coverage and intense color
Long-wearing, quick-dry formula shapes and defines eyes - lasts all day
Super-fine precision tip ensures an even line - thick or thin.

Exclusively available @
Less Expensive Alternative?

Wet N Wild H20 Liquid Liner

$2.99 each
Available in
Silvery Gray

I use mine with a stainless steel palette from
Auralinebeauty ($4.00)

& my bent eyeliner brush from Coastal Scents. $2.19

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Heel Tastic

I want to try this!

They used to sell it on HSN. It was sold out all the time!

Heel-Tastic™’s unique formula penetrates deep to the source to not only soothe dry skin, but to keep your skin soft, silky, and smooth. You can even use it on rough knees, dry itchy elbows, and even cuticles!

Feel the Difference Today and Get Baby Soft Feet!

Hoping they will be available in stores like all the other "as seen on tv" items.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Semenya Caster Makeover/Controversy

Recently South African track star, Semenya Caster has been embroiled in controversy. People were challenging her gender. They thought she won because she was a biological male. With righteous indignation, her family members came to her defense vouching for her having been born female. She got all dolled up for the cover of a magazine.

Ok, the results of the lab tests are back. It has been determined that Semenya Caster is a hermaphrodyte. It has been reported that she possesses neither a womb, nor ovaries but produces higher than normal levels of testosterone to be considered fully female. Nor does she have enough male genetic markers to be considered fully male. She has been living her life as a female. They will allow her to retain her medals, but will be banned from future competition. She is considered male enough to be stronger than her female competitors, yet female enough to not qualify to compete against male runners. In the world of sports, it's black & white. There is no third category.

I cannot imagine the pain she must feel. I had the opportunity to learn the story of a YouTuber who is a hermaphrodite. She said that doctors informed her parents of her condition as a baby. They asked the parents which sex they would prefer to assign to their child. The father wanted a boy, so the raised her male. When puberty occurred, this person who was raised male got her period. She decided to continue to live her life as a female. She was ostracized by her family for her choice. She was homeless for a time. She does makeup tutorials on YouTube. I was very moved by the story.

According to the medical dictionary,
here is the definition of HERMAPHRODYTE
an individual whose body contains tissue of both male and female gonads. The ovaries and testes may be present as separate organs, or ovarian and testicular tissue may be combined in the same organ (ovotestis). The ovarian and testicular tissues may be present at the same time (synchronous hermaphrodite) or sequentially (when the sex organs appear one after the other; protandrous when the testes come first, protogynous when the ovaries appear first)


source of info,188930
What are your thoughts?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tyra Did It!

Tyra wore her real hair! She went on stage fresh from the shower. Her hairstylist cut about 3 inches (YIKES). Next he styled her hair.

click on the highlighted text to view a video clip

Fan Video: Tyra Banks: No Weave!

I thought she looked great. I could totally see why she wears wigs. I am sure those lights & stuff are hard on her hair.

What did you think?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Perfect Foundation (Bobbi Brown)

I've never tried Bobbi Brown's foundation, have you?

for more info
go to

Urban Decay Holiday Collection Available for Purchase

My wishlist items include the travel 24/7 pencils. I'd love a free primer potion as well! wooo hooo

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Win Free Makeup Everyday (Bobbi Brown Sweepstakes)

Follow the link to enter

Monday, September 7, 2009

'09 Fall Trend Embellishments

Will you incorporate this look into your Fall wardrobe?

I haven't seen studs since the 80's. Now they're all the rage.
Chunky Metallic Necklaces

Don't go overboard. One "Statement" accessory should suffice.

Photo Credit Derick Blanks

Prada Slingback Bootie

Diane VonFurstenberg Hobo


Nordstrom: Barrera Multistrand Necklace


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