Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Maybelline Liquid Eyes

Today I went to the Dollar Tree & picked up 4 liquid eyeshadows, all of them by Maybelline. I think all the colors I got are pretty, but I especially like Eternal Espresso & Boundless Blue. The swatches picture doesn't really do them justice. You can't really see the pretty shimmer of these shadows, but you can see the color. I was amazed at how vibrant Boundless Blue is! I can't wait to try these on my eyes!


Monday, January 28, 2008

e.l.f. clear discount

e.l.f. is offering discounted shipping if you buy one of their clear items, whether it's makeup or a makeup bag, as long as it's clear! I wish I had the dough to take advantage of this, but I'm broke right now. Bummer.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

50% off e.l.f. cream eyeshadow

elf's new cream eyeshadow duos are 50% off! Just enter EGDUOAB.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Truth in Skincare

Have you ever been mystified by the ingredients in skincare products? What are they? What do they do? Does a certain ingredient have any benefits at all? Enter truthinskincare.com, a skincare blog by Dr. David that de-mystifies the ingredients in your skincare products. Learn about such things as: What is SD Alchohol, Learn about common product ingredients, & do drinkable skin improvements really work? I found these posts & more to be very informative. If you want to educate yourself about the stuff you put on your skin than look no further than truthinskincare.com.

Friday, January 18, 2008

e.l.f. cream eyeshadow duos

e.l.f. has released a new product: cream eyeshadows! As of this writing, they offer 6 different color combinations. The ones I would most like to try are black licorice, blueberry, berry mix, & mocha swirl as shown below.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Makeup Show - Miami

I was pleased to receive an invitation to attend the Miami edition of The Makeup Show, which is an exclusive tradeshow for the makeup industry! The show will be running on February 24th & 25th, 2008 at The Miami Beach Convention Center & will feature the following cast of presenters: Billy B, Leslie Lopez, James Vincent, Myles O’Reilly, Marietta Carter Narcisse, Eve Pearl, Orlando Santiago, Michael DeVellis, and Johnny Lavoy. Show exhibitors will include M.A.C Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, Temptu, Artists by Timothy Priano, Make Up For Ever, Three Custom Color, Kett Cosmetics, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Becca Cosmetics, and Alison Raffaele Cosmetics, to name just a few. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend, but it does sound exciting, doesn't it!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Burt's Bees Super Shiny Lipgloss

Burt's Bees has a new lipgloss! Neither in a pot, nor a stick, this new squeezable tube dispenses a sheer, super-shiny, color gloss flavored with citrus oils & available in 4 colors. Can't wait to try it! Shop for Burt's Bees>>


Wet-n-Wild's Silk Finish Lipstick

Well, after my last successful wet-n-wild lipstick purchase, there's several other colors I'd love to try. (Note: The one w/the strikethrough is the one I already have.) I'll have to take a look at these in person & see what they look like.

Mouveau Pink looks like it'll be a pretty, slightly warmer, fuschia or hot pink. I'm hoping Cherry Frost is more of a cool red than a warm red. Has anyone tried this color & is it cool or warm? I'm still looking for the perfect red for me.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

e.l.f. dark nail colors

This isn't brand new, but I thought I'd share these anyway. I love the look of the new deep colors, I hope they're as pretty in person as they are on the site. Don't they look gorgeous? I want the plum & burgundy especially. They look so pretty!


Saturday, January 12, 2008


Has anyone ever heard of this handy-dandy lip balm/gloss pod? You can attach it to your watch, keys, sunglasses, etc. This looks like it would be really handy. I hope that the pod eventually comes in more colors. Looks interesting, anyway!


Friday, January 11, 2008

NYX Felt Liner

NYX Cosmetics has finally released their felt pen eyeliner. It only comes in 3 colors though. Extreme Black, Jet Black, & Dark Brown. I was hoping they would have lots of colors like they do for their liquid brush liners. Oh well, I'm still interested in trying it.


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Wet-n-Wild: Silk Finish Lipstick

My most sincere apologies to all for being MIA lately. I've been very ill. I've been having extra Asthma trouble lately (stress will do it every time, UGH!) & the final culmination of this saw me in the hospital ER with labored breathing. Turns out my Thyroid was also out of whack, which complicated matters further. Anyhoo, I'm happy to say that, finally, I am feeling significantly better. Now, on to more cheerful things!

More cheerful? Yup! I got a new lipstick. You can't keep a good girl down, HAR! I was in Walgreen's at their Wet-n-Wild section, looking through their lipsticks. I found a beautiful blue pearl fuschia silk finish lipstick (only $.99!), bought it & brought it home. I could hardly wait to try it. The color was gorgeous, but how would it look on?

I'm very pleased to say that it looks fantastic! I've gotten Wet-n-Wild lipsticks in the past & liked them, so I was kind of expecting to like it, but you still never know. Anyways, the color was quite pretty on & it glided on silky-smooth (which is probably why it's called silk finish, lol!). I'm very happy with my purchase!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Blogger Spotlight: A Girl's Gotta Spa!

As a busy Mom of 4 boys (yikes!) & a writer for both b5media and Pierce Mattie Public Relations, you wouldn't think Shannon would have much time to devote to a blog of her own. And yet, this she does & she does it well. A Girl's Gotta Spa came about because of her great "love of beauty products". She writes her reviews with an honesty, passion, & "voice" that readers can really appreciate & relate to.

And what rewards has being a beauty blogger brought her this past year? Because of her blog, Shannon has been fortunate meet & become friends with some major "players" in beauty industry! Industry insiders such as makeup artist Billy B., hairstylist Syd Curry, Hillary, owner of Solessence, and Cheri from Urban Apothecary. Such a list of insiders as friends speaks well for her blog & if you take the time to go over & visit her blog I think you will see that for yourself.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

3 Custom Color Specialists

I learned about this great site from Isaac Mizrahi's website. Do you have a fave lipstick or other cosmetic that's been discontinued? No problem, just send 3 Custom Color Specialists a dime-sized slice of your fave discontinued product! Before you send them anything, however, call them ahead of time to see if they have your shade already on file—they have 6,000 in their archives, even some samples dating from the 1930s (888-262-7714). Pretty Cool!