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Sunday, January 29, 2012 Mattese Haul + Giveaway!!! Enter Here!

Hello Divas & Gents!

I hope you all are doing fabulous today! Since Valentine's Day is around the corner, I figured I'd show a little LOVE and host this mini-giveaway in appreciation for all of my viewers, subscribers, readers, and friends! I've gotten a substantial amount of new divas and am so excited! Unlike my other posts, this one will be very short. Simply watch the video on my channel (Click here for video or watch it below) and then enter using the widget below! Make sure to pay attention to the rules :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Eye Candy:::Winter Greens - WnW Comfort Zone Collab w/ shaneilh

Hello Divas & Gents!

I did this look last week on my YouTube channel and wanted to share it with you all! One of my YouTube divas had asked me to do a collab with her and of course I said yes! We decided to create looks using the Wet 'n Wild 8 pan palettes. We were originally going to only do one look with one of the palettes, but we got so much great feedback on this last video. Look forward to seeing some of the other looks we create! Next up will be the "brown" side of Comfort Zone!

Here is a look at the palette:

A few pictures!
A blend of olive greens --great for daytime!

Closed Eye Shot of the beautiful greens...
Just posing :)
I hope you all enjoyed! Please let me know if you decide to try this look out. I'd love to see it! 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Swatch It (Live!):::Sephora Color-to-Go Limited Edition Palettes

Hello Diva & Gents!

I was requested to do swatches on the Sephora On-The-Go Limited Edition palettes that I recently hauled in my Sephora Hauliday Haul. I decided to do a live video so that you all could see the true color of the eyeshadows! These palettes are pretty well pigmented and are very convenient and easy to carry if you are traveling. I love the fact that they contain eyeshadows, lipglosses, blush, and bronzing powder in one small compact. Take a look at the video and see for yourself! Thank you so much for the request carol9170!

If you have any requests, please don't hesitate to leave them in the comments below or contact me on any of my social networking sites: Thank you! 

Monday, January 16, 2012

My Current Favorite Concealer/Powder:::It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye & Bye Bye Pores!

Hello Divas & Gents!

Recently, I did a video review for a company called IT Cosmetics. I am truly enjoying this brand because I enjoy getting to know about companies that are making revolutionary strides in the beauty, fashion, and technology industry! You can find out more about IT Cosmetics along with facts about the owner and an in-depth review on my current favorite concealer and finishing powder by watching my YouTube video here:

The unique concealer is not only waterproof with Collagen and Vitamins C&K, but is used to conceal facial bruising and swelling on the face and body of surgery patients. It Cosmetics worked hand in hand with leading plastic surgeons in Brazil!!! Now that is what I call AMAZING work! You only need a small pea sized amount and you'll look instantly healthier and more youthful. I love the fact that this concealer doesn't cake onto my dark circles but rather covers them and makes me look even more awake.

Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in Deep
The dual retractable concealer and micro-concealer brush comes with a micro-concealer tip on one end for precise application on the smaller parts of the face (such as nose, marks, blemishes,etc.) and the other end is a full coverage concealer brush with a cap. Very handy!

Micro-Concealer Side (100% cruelty-free synthetic brush)
Full Coverage Concealer Side (100% cruelty-free synthetic brush)
Brush closed (Retractable 100% cruelty-free synthetic brush)

They also have a HD Silk Micro Powder called Bye Bye Pores which I really enjoy. It is infused with Collagen, Vitamin K, and Pure Silk for an airbrushed finish. Here are some of the perks that It Cosmetics says this product delivers:

• Micro-HD finishing powder provides an airbrushed look
• Contains Hydro-Collagen to Smooth out Fine Lines and Wrinkles
• Translucent color works on ALL skin tones
• Luxurious Silk for Poresless Finish
• Viramin K reduces discoloration Under the Skin
• Anti-aging Vitamins A, C & E
• Talc-Free, Oil-Free, Fragrance-Free and Paraben-Free 
• Hypo-allergenic and Non-Comedogenic

It definitely lives up to that name because my skin looked so flawless and put together when I set the concealer with this powder!
Bye Bye Pores HD Micro Powder

Here a few still shots of me with both the concealer and micro powder on my face! I'm loving all of the products! Please excuse the webcam quality :) 

 Have you tried It Cosmetics? If not, what is your favorite medium to full coverage concealer and why? 

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review. All opinions are completely honest and unbiased.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Verdict Is In: imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails

Hello Divas & Gents!

I hope you are all doing well! It has been a very long time since I've done an updated Influenster blog post so I apologize for letting the holiday relaxation get the best of me! I have been actively testing all of the products that were sent out in the Holiday VoxBox and am ready to rant and rave about the rest of the products so stay tuned!
ImPRESS Press-ON nails come in a faux nail polish bottle, and the package conveniently lists step-by-step illustrated instructions on the back.

Initial Thoughts
I was initially very excited when I saw these nails in the box and instantly tried to size them to my nails until I realized that I could not find a nail that would fit the nail bed of my thumb finger. Major disappointment! I was pretty sad because I had high hopes that this would be a new and revolutionary way for me to wear faux nails without worrying about spending extra money getting them done professionally or taking the time out of my day to do my own nails (my usual manicure of choice). Not only that, but I love the "Space Cadet" design that they sent me ---perfect for my personality!
"Space Cadet" Design
Great packaging! A faux nail polish bottle :)

The ImPRESS Manicure website describes this product as being "a revolutionary way to apply polish". It claims to have no drying time, superior lasting shine, easy removal, and should last for a week. I love the concept and this would be perfect for all types of women. I even love the faux nail polish bottle that they put their nails in. They come in lots of designs and colors which offers lots of variety. Last but not least, they also conveniently list the step-by-step directions on the back which is great!

The Verdict
I can see myself really enjoying this product if they had created a wide array of sizes for various size nail beds. I love the short length but I just can't find a nail to match my thumb fingers. I may just paint my thumb nail black and then apply these nails to the rest of my nails. This could be a solution, but the best solution would be if they offered a variety of sizes. Overall, I would give this a try if you are looking for a quick way to easily change out your nail designs and want to try something new and revolutionary. Just keep in mind that it will either be a hit or miss!

These retail for $5.99 for colors and $7.99 for patterns and are available at your local drugstore. You can find out more information about the ImPRESS Press-On Manicure on the ImPRESS website or Influenster's Product Review Site as well as download an exclusive coupon and virtually try on various patterns!

Have you heard about the ImPRESS Press-On Manicure? If so, what do you think about the concept?

Disclaimer: This complimentary product was sent as part of the Influenster VoxBox program.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fashion Trend:::Tribal Winter 2012

Hello Divas and Gents!

Happy New Year!!!

It's no coincidence that I picked up this tribal print blouse!  I was so intrigued by the vibrant colors and patterns that I couldn't pass it up. Not only is it unique and different, but it fits well too! I thought that it would be perfect to do an outfit of the day (OOTD) and showcase two different looks you can achieve while rocking this winter fashion trend!

For a few seasons, we've seen the tribal print re-appear and hit the runway. Whether you like the Navajo print, ethnic print, African print, or Aztec print, you are bound to find one that you like! Here is how I paired this bold and strong print.

Live Video Showcasing Two Looks:

On My Face:
  • Wet 'n Wild Vanity Palette
  • Wet 'n Wild 918D in Black Tube
  • Milani Blush in Rose d'Oro
  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (355)
  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in Deep
  • Elf Eyeliner in Black
  • Rimmel Day2Night Mascara

Look #1: Dressy Casual

  • Tribal Print Shirt - Rainbow Fashions
  • Black Belt on Waist - Rainbow Fashions
  • Celebrity Pink Jeans - Dots or Burlington Coat Factory
  • Brown Crocodile Peep Toe Pump - Thrifted!
  • Shell Bracelet - Local BSS
  • Earrings - Made by Me

Look #2: Comfy Casual

  • Brown Blazer - Thrifted
  • Tribal Print Top - Rainbow Fashions
  • Black Belt on Waist - Rainbow Fashions
  • Celebrity Pink Jeans - Dots
  • Black Ballet Flats - Payless Shoe Source
  • Shell Bracelet - Local BSS
  • Earrings - Made by Me

Which look do you like best?