Friday, April 22, 2011

Nail Polish Fetish

I know I have talked about this before. But... I am pretty sure it's safe to say I have a fetish, obsession, love for nail polish. If you see below these are all the colors I have purchased in the last 10 days. I really do love it! I am liking pastels and neutrals.

Well that's all I hope all of you nail polish collections are getting bigger like mine :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

All about Face

I have been trying to find the best primer, foundation, concealer, and powder.
I have found my favorites so far and wanted to share!

I have been using primer for years but Makeup Forever has a great primer line that is custom for each skin color even for some skin conditions. It really does make your foundation and powder last longer so... if you ever have issues getting them to stay and you don't use a primer you may want to try one.

0 Neutral
(adds natural luminosity to the complexion)

1 Green
(minimizes redness - ideal for skin with rosacea)

2 Mauve
(counteracts sallow undertones)

4 Caramel
(combats ashiness in medium to dark skin tones/warms golden tones)

5 Blue
(adds radiance to fair skin/ reduces minor imperfections)

6 Yellow
(lightens dark complexions)

7 Pink
(brightens the complexion/ counteracts sallow undertones)

Nars Sheer Glow foundation is my FAVORITE!!!! See the 4 reasons below why I love!!!
1- Minimizes visible discoloration
2- Brightens and clarifies overall skin tone
3- Improves skin luminosity and radiance
4- Hydrates for softer and smoother skin
Now I have to admit these are Nars reasons to love this product as well but... I can say I have noticed a HUGE improvement in my skin since using this and your face doesn't feel like your wearing makeup yet the coverage ROCKS and to top it off your skin gets sort of a glow! I don't know if any other foundation can top this one for me!

Now onto the BEST concealer out there. Touche Éclat by YSL. When I purchased this I actually hadn't tested it but can I say I LOVE this! It helps with Dark circles, fine lines and signs of fatigue. I get dark circles under my eyes and seriously when I use it under my eyes brightens and gives you a little glow! Technically this is not an all over concealer but... I had a big red zit on my chin and thought let's see if it covers it and of course it did!!!

I used to not be a powder girl but it really does help set and keep foundation in place. The Mineralize Skinfinish Powder by MAC is the perfect powder because it's the perfect low coverage making your face almost look flawless while again not being too heavy which is the BEST part of it!!!

Hope you all try some of these out you will love them!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Check out these morning beauty tips from WebMD to get your face feeling FABULOUS and glowing!!!

Enjoy and hope your face feels happy :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Is it time for a change???

I found this article by Marie Claire and I LOVE it!

10 Signs You Need a Hair Makeover Pro clues it's time to redo your 'do
By Laurie Campbell

Your hair has no volume.
The top is flat, the sides are bulky, and it no longer frames your features. "If your hair just sits there, even after you've blown it dry, set it, or curled it, at the very least get a trim," says Mark Garrison of the eponymous New York City salon.

Your high school friends assure you that "you haven't changed a bit!"
Guess what? It's probably time to do just that, says Sam Brocato of the hair-care company Brocato America. Start getting inspired by collecting images of cuts you'd consider. Revisit them weekly until you can picture living with one of them. Next, schedule an appointment.

Your highlights are more noticeable than your base color.
"This is an indication that your highlights have become too heavy," says Garrison. The fix? Consider a single process to cover the streaks and lay off new highlights for at least three months. (Don't worry, some of the lighter bits will naturally show through, giving you a subtler, sun-kissed effect.)

You're not receiving compliments on your hair anymore.
One simple tweak sure to garner attention is to set your strands in hot rollers, suggests Federico Calce of Federico Salon in New York City. "Of all the heat-styling tools, they produce the softest, sexiest waves."

Your hair and skin tone match.
If your tress and skin tones have become too close, you could benefit from lowlights, says Garrison. Add deeper, warmer streaks using peroxide and ammonia-free color to give your look loads of dimension without damaging your hair.

Your clothes have evolved; your hair hasn't.
According to Brocato, altering your clothing style is the perfect excuse to update your 'do. This way, your new look will work from head to toe — literally. For example, if you've recently lost weight and are finally sporting all those curve-hugging clothes previously relegated to the back of your closet, you might want to get a sleeker, more face-flattering coif.

Two words: Brillo pad.
Lopping off significant length may be the only way to eliminate dryness. But in the meantime, switch to a cream-based styler (such as Kiehl's Creme with Silk Groom) to add moisture to your hair, which will render it more supple and less apt to break.

You pull your hair into a ponytail all the time.
Garrison suggests adding bangs or layers to give your locks some shape — that way, you'll be more apt to wear them down.

You spend more than 20 minutes styling your hair.
If it takes this long, your cut is clearly not making the most of your texture. A fast fix: Get your stylist to create 'dos that work with your curls (like long layers) or that boost your lank locks (like a blunt bob).

SIGN #10
Your stylist could cut your hair with her eyes closed.
Sounds like someone's in a rut (not just you). Seek out fresh eyes/scissors.

The easiest way to keep current? Start with a versatile cut, then alter your texture and color as often as you like! For a look like the one shown here, begin with long layers and use volumizing spray on your roots.
Try: Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray for fine or limp hair.

It's a new year is it time for a new you???