Sunday, December 26, 2010

On the 1st Day of Christmas

On the 1st Day of Christmas My True Gave To Me!!!!

Brushes Beauties!!!!!

You know that all the FABULOUS product in the world isn’t worth a dime if you done have good brushes. There are a number of quality brushes on the market. The key is getting them for the best price with all the ones that you may need. Who has great brushes? MAC, MAKE UP FOR EVER, SMASHBOX, BARE MINERALS, and OCC just to name a few.
What to look for in a brush set? Steady, do they look as if they will hold up if washed? Would the professional use these?

OCC is offering their 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free Professional Makeup Brushes for 20% OFF! You know how I love a sale!!!

OCC Brushes combine form and function in a sleek and cruelty-free, not all of our favorite brands can say that. Even though these brushes have soft synthetic bristles made of blends of nylon to assure perfect application of foundation or setting powder, liquid and cream products. These are a Make up Addicts must have, the 9 piece set comes encased in durable clear brush bag. This bag is great for keeping all your brushes together. Pro Brushes! Theses are available for a limited time!

What comes in the Kit (Left to Right)

Angled Brush: Great for eye brows as well as softening eye liner
Dome Brush: Great for getting the most color out of your shadows when you want more intense color
Flat Shader Brush: Great for placing color on the lid
Crease Brush: There is the GREATEST brush in the world because you can do so much.
Large Flat Shader Brush: Great for your lid or even to use for your high light color for your brow bone.
Angled Fluffy Brush: You can use to contour
Medium Liquid or Cream Brush: For use to the smaller places that need cream on liquid placement.
Large Liquids or Cream Brush: Foundation or whatever your heats desire
Powder Brush:  foundation and/or setting powder

Due Date: December 31, 2010 only!

Where: Exclusively at

Merry Christmas Beauties!!
See you in the New Year…


Thursday, December 23, 2010

On the 2nd Day of Christmas

On the 2nd Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to me…

Hello Beauties,

I would be remised if I didn’t make mention of the Make up Giant! And I didn’t forget about you all. My Sweet Beauty JJ. J
BE has a series of wonderful products and is the Queen of Kits year round!
One of my favorite kits that I was able to get my hands on this year was the All Wrapped Up, featuring 6 vibrant loose fabulous pigment colors. One thing that I have always adored about these shadows is the versatility and ease that these shadows can be blended. You can use all the shadows for either day or night, because you are able to blend just right or over blend to make the look softer. During the day you can use any of the sexy six and with a little Visine you can instantly turn any of the colors into a sultry diva night eye. For our Sensitive Beauties these shadows are great because it’s preservative free and are milled fine enough to where the fall out will not mess up your perfection.
As I have mentioned a few times before and will again, I LOVE using pigment in many different ways.  Garland and The Gift, may be your mostly used colors because they are colors that you can just put on quick fast and in a hurry, but try mixing these with you lotion and placing it on your arms and legs to make you into a Glitter Goddess. Just be careful with how much you add, depending on where you fall in our Porcelain Princess through Godiva Diva skin color range.

All Wrapped Kit Includes:
Bauble’s a beautiful medium purple that has a touch of glitter and would be great for a smoky eye.
Garland’s a nice traditional nude champagne, which is great for all over color or a great highlight for your cheekbone and brow arch.
Mistletoe, is a light shimmery green, which is great for a little light wash or a highlighter when you may have a darker green on the lid.   
Present, is the only matte color in the kit and its peachy melon color is great for the lid for everyday and would be nice for creating a nice nude lip (mix with your favorite clear gloss)  
The Gift, is a coppery shimmery bronze that will be great for all over.
Tinsel, is a deep shimmery blue, which is great for a blue smoky eye or just a great color to place in the crease of the eye to add dimension.
Plus, we can’t forget the container that it comes, with is great to place to keep the colors in so you can always find them. (Cause you know us Addicts loose shadows and can’t find them when you need them)

Where: Bare Minerals stores or online at,, 
Price: $34.00

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

On the 3rd Day of Christmas

On the 3rd Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…

Hello Beauties,

Lets talk brows! Filing in your brows is one of the most important things to do, but more often than not most Beauties tend to neglect them.
Brows are very important to the over all look and once you start filling them in its very hard not too. Even when I don’t do a full-face, two things I never leave home without are Brows and Mascara!
What better way to create the perfect brow is with an easy tool! It’s been my experience that when you are new to creating a brow, this is the easiest way. Pens tend to be more natural looking, easier to correct mistakes and really ease you into the new look.  There are a lot of products out there, but one of my favs is MAC’s Penultimate Brow maker.
This felt like tip is simple to control and glides on super easy.  It gives a natural looking finish and it blends well on skin and hair. You can use this Universal Pen as a base to increase your current brow products staying power or to fill in sparse areas to create fuller look. Our Beauties with darker brows, I tend to do two things, layer the product a base and then go over with a powder.
The formula is quick-drying formula making it long wearing and smudge proof.

Color: Universal (medium brown)
Where: MAC stores,, and Fine Department Stores
Price: $16.50

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

On the 4th Day of Christmas

On the 4th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me…

They Eye’s Have It!!

Hello Beauties,

I wanted to save this one for the top spot, but I just couldn’t!! Smashbox really smashed the competition with this kit!! (I know its lame, but I’m tickled) So, I had to change our line up!!!

What: Smashbox’s kit of the year has EVERYTHING that you will need for 2011. You get shadows, liners, brows, lip-gloss, blush, bronzer, highlighter and brushers!! You don’t need anything else! Smashbox will not only be saving relationships this season (cause I would be happy if this was under my tree) they will also be assisting in granting wishes for the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that grants the wish of life by providing medical care, life-saving research and education to help millions of children to overcome disease and injuries. 
 With every purchase from the entire WISH collection, Smashbox will donate $1.00 up to $25,000.  If that’s not a reason to purchase every WISH kit possible, I don’t know what is. Gotta Love the kids! J

Why: It’s just too much in this kit to go in great detail. But I can guarantee that all the products are quality because they are minis from the main line. Smashbox is known for making fabulous shadows, cream liners and lip gloss just to name a few of top selling items.  So you will get many of our old favorites and I am sure that there are a few shadows that may be making their final curtain call in this kit. So we gotta get it while we can. I’m very sure that I see Flamingo, Bliss, Cabernet, and Vanilla that are among the popular colors that I use on majority of my clients.
You can make hundreds of great looks with the product that’s included in this kit, as well a step-by-step Get-the-Look insert with easy-to-achieve holiday looks.

Perfect Palette WISH Kits Includes:
49 Eye Shadows
10 Cream Eye Liners
6 Brow Powders
1 Brow Wax
8 Lip Glosses
2 Blush
1 Bronzer
1 Highlighter
4 Mini Brushes - Eye Shadow, Cream Eye Liner, Angled Brow & Lip

Price: $59.00

Monday, December 20, 2010

On the 5th Day of Christmas

One the 5th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to me...

Long Wear Gel Eye Set (Limited Edition) Online Exclusive

Hello Beauties,

As you can tell I love kits! The best kits come out during the holidays. The debut of these kits is like Christmas Eve for the little ones. We get access to full size products for a fraction of the cost. Plus you get more than one product. Who doesn’t love a discount and a lot of stuff?!

Even though I love anything that has to do with make up! I have to say that a few of the major brands have provided us with great ways to go bankrupt. Bobbi Brown has gone above and beyond this year providing us with kits that can assist us in making ourselves camera ready for the New Year!!    

Many of the Beauties that I have encountered LOVE Bobbi Browns’ Long wear liner making it one of her top selling products. I have to admit that it is a nice texture and glides on great. This is a wonderful liner for our new comer Beauties who love the way liquid liner looks, but may a little nervous at how to put it on.  The fabulous kit contains a traditional Black and a Chocolate Brown with a touch of shimmer. As far as browns go this is a great one, because it’s a true chocolate! It provides you with enough shimmer to make you sparkle. The kit also contains a quality fine eyeliner brush that will assist you in creating that perfect cat eye. Last but not least the good folks at Bobbi Brown have included their classic make up remover. The remover is commonly praised for being extremely gentle and conditions lashes without feeling heavy. It will of course remove waterproof liner, mascara, and lip products. The bonus for our Sensitive Beauties is that this product has been Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested.
I have to say that this is a complete kit! You have liner for your everyday and for your sultry nights, an excellent tool to execute. Then when all is said and done you have a nice remover to take it off! It’s a one-stop shop!!!  As stated on the Bobbi Brown site its an $89.00 value, ours for $75.00.
That’s a good deal!!

Happy Shopping!!
Price: $75.00

Enjoy 2 day shipping; see the Bobbi Brown web site for details.
Where: (online exclusive)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

On the 6th Day of Christmas

On the 6th Day of Christmas My True Love gave to me…

Boscia Skin Perfecting Primer

Hello Beauties,

Let’s talk about primers for a second. I know that some of you believe that primer isn’t a necessity. Trust me, it is! Depending on your skin type, will determine what type of primer that you will want or need. Personally, I have very oily skin, so I like a primer that will absorb oil as well as prime my face for the rest of my make up routine.

Why Primer: Long story short its main job is to help your make up stay on longer, so its not wearing off and depending on the type of primer you use it can either absorb oil so you don’t become oily by mid day or it can add hydration to the skin, so your face is less likely to because flakey, or minimize fine lines and pores.

Why this Primer: I have a few primers that I tend to use, just depending on what I find in my make up bag first or the season. This primer by Boscia who is major leader in the skin care arena is developing products that will assist in taking care of your skin. They are a preservative free skin care line that is starting to dabble in make up. The Skin Perfecting Primer is an oil-free gel primer that creates a matte finish. This primer helps me get a matte finish, since I have oily skin; my entire objective is to look less dewy. The gel is a great texture because I can use this even after a skin treatment and it will help sooth the skin and will not aggravate or peel once I start putting on my foundation. Beauties with dryer skin can use this too because of the gel texture and it still will not peel and provide you with enough hydration.
Plus it won the 2009 Fitness Beauty Awards, which says to me that its great for lasting for on our Beauties who lead active lives. So if it works for those who are extremely active where skin care is important because of what preparation/climate can do to the skin. It has to be worth a try! 

Where: or Sephora stores
Price:  $28.00

On the 7th Day of Christmas

One the 7th Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me…

Korres Lip Butter

Hey Beauties,

Sorry it’s a day late, but like all of you Beauties, I was trying to get my last minute errands for Christmas done!! Its hard work, but I love this time of year.

Lets talk about a little piece of summer in these cold winter days! Now I know that you are asking, “How can I?” Korres has this amazing lip butter that is light and majorly hydrating. “Where does summer come in?” The scent Guava reminds me of summer days.  I personally love this formula, because its light enough to put on at night and you will not wake up with the nasty wax feeling on your lips. You can even place over a lipstick that may be a little drying without disturbing the color. They have a bunch of colors (7 or 8) that give you a little pop color, when you just want a natural flush of color on the lips or cheeks. Don’t think that you can’t place products in other places! We’ll talk about that after the holiday!  J
What makes it GREAT: It’s made with Shea Butter that’s a natural anti-inflammatory, gives great hydration and assist in repairing chapped lip.

Where:  (finally got it to make a link) :p
Price: $10.00

Friday, December 17, 2010

On the 8th Day of Christmas

On the 8th Day of Christmas My True Love gave to me…

Best of Lips Palette

Hello Beauties, 
This is a wonderful new gift that I just received and I have to say that I haven’t used it yet, but the colors are old favorites!! You know that NARS has been a leader in the Lip arena for a long time! So what’s a greater gift than getting a complete lip palette?

This palette truly offers the BEST in the entire NARS line. You get a few snippets of things that you may not dedicate yourself to paying full price, with this palette, like the Multiple stick in Copacabana which is great to use as highlighter for the cheeks for our brown girls and a great all over eye shadow (for everyone) to give you a nice wash of color. The Lip Lacquer in Eros, which is a nice shimmery deep pink color.  The lip lacquer is a thicker gloss, but it glides on really smoothly. Of course the Cult favorites are included Orgasm in the Multiple, Red Lizard and Dolce Vita lipstick.
All this fabulousness is in a trademark NARS compact that includes a large mirror. (What more can a girl ask for?) The compact will fit into your purse without taking too much space. You can from Pretty in Pink with Dolce Vita, Hollywood Glam in a semi matte Red Lizard, or maybe relax in the nude with Chelsea Girls, no matter what lip mood you are in or where you are heading out too you have everything in one sleek compartment.  

Price: $50.00

Contains: Copacabana Multiple, Chelsea Girls Lacquer, Dolce Vita Lipstick, Orgasm Multiple, Eros Lip Lacquer and Red Lizard Lipstick. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

9th Day of Christmas

On the 9th Day of Christmas My True Love gave to me…

Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara

Beauties, this is one of those things that are fool proof! Since we are still getting to know each other, you will learn that I am a firm believer that if you don’t do anything else I advise that you at least put on mascara. It makes such a world of difference.

Why: I love this mascara because it gives long lasting mascara without sacrificing the pigment. It’s not the highest pigmented mascara on the market, but it is one of the top producers out there especially if you like a lighter texture mascara. This formula is smooth and glides with ease, even with touch ups (no clumps). Its great for Beauties that may have sensitive eyes and you can remove it with just soap and water.
If you are one of our Beauties that says “Hey I just don’t like waterproof no matter what!” then they have a mascara that is the equivalent to the waterproof with texture and glide, and the non clumping factor.

Where: Sephora stores or
Price: $20.00 for each mascara 

10th Day of Christmas

On the 10th Day of Christmas my turn love gave to me….
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic Lip Tar

Lip Tar Gifts Sets

Lip Tar is one of best-kept secrets of the make up industry. This is a new lip-gloss that made its debut about 5 or 6 months ago. Even though a dear friend and make up artist Katie Pellegrino is responsible for this creation, I still have to admit that it’s one of the BEST Lip gloss/stains out there.  I first tested these in July and fell in LOVE with them instantly.

Who:  OCC aka Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Why: Because there are a full range of colors and the color you see is the color that you get for hours. It’s creamy and its smooth however it’s VERY pigmented.

OCC has placed the top 5 best-selling Lip Tar shades, The kit includes Anime, which is a light neon pink the melts into the skin, Hush, which is an antique pink, Memento, a pinky-plum, Grandma, which is a classic coral and NSFW, which is a true bright red. All colors these colors flattering to our porcelain princess to our Godiva Divas. They are beautiful on every skin every skin tone.  I have used most of these on my brides this summer with rave reviews.

Price: $12.50 (single) $47.50 for the gifts sets pictured above via 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

11th Day of Christmas

On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

A NARS Orgasm gift set!!

It’s among the top selling blushes in the country. This Beauty Necessity has been around for a few years and it well deserved top ranking of LOVE products is well deserved. The Kardashian sisters have worn it and Drake has sung about it so that has to make it cult status right?!

What: Orgasm Blush, which is a great blush that works on EVERYONE, no matter if you are one of our Champagne Divas or a Teenage Dream, or a Porcelain Princess or a Godiva Goddess this peachy/pinky blush has enough shimmer to be flattering but not enough to make you look like a third grade science project. On the other side there is a Laguna Bronzer, which has the Nars signature gold infused bronzing shade that’s in a mirrored mini compact. This bronzer is the perfect bronzer for Olive toned Beauties as well as a good number of your Brown girl Beauties. It’s such a great bronzer because it doesn’t have a lot of red (base) in it so it doesn’t look faux on the skin. Last but not least you get a fabulous Super Orgasm Lip Gloss that will take any pout to the next level with a touch a glitter. I love to place this on the top of any color because it will give your lips that beauty glossy glittery pout.

Price: Orgasm Blush Single $26.00, Laguna Bronzer Single $32.00 Super Orgasm Lip Gloss Single $24.00 and the kit picture above is $30.00 which is a limited edition.  

Where to get it!!, or Finer Department Stores 

Monday, December 13, 2010

12 Days of Christmas

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

I have to say that this is one of my favorite lip treatments ever!! I am very particular in what I put on my lips as well as my clients lips because if you don’t have a good base your entire perfect lip will go down the drain.

For ALL of us who have been placing Vaseline on our lips for years, this is an upgrade that will nourish your lips and not just shellac grease on them! Even though when all else fails its good stuff for EVERYWHERE else J
What? This is a lip balm that gives a nice base without making your lips overly grease or giving it that white cast.  I have tried all three and my favorites are the new Plum, but the traditional clear is always in my purse.
Con’s: It’s a little soft and you may want to place in the freezer especially in the summer to keep it from melting in the container.
Why? This heavenly product is loaded with vitamins A, C, and E and has tons of hydration, which assists in preventing wrinkles, and the SPF 15 provides against damaging UV rays. YES< even our lips should be protected.
  (Traditional classic clear, perfect for everyone) 

                (Pretty, it gives a light flushed look)

         (LOVE this one for just running around)

Where can you get it?, or Amazon
Price: $22.50

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Morning after another Pink Friday w/ Nicki Minaj

Okay Beauties!

You only have 2 more Pink Fridays to order the limited edition. Trust if you want to try, you must get online before 12am in order to get one. As you probably know by now that you can only order it online. TRUST ME! It was really worth it! If you like MAC’s Pink Nouveau, then you will like this. It’s a bright creamy pink! This is a must have if you love a pink lipstick! You can even layer it on top of a red to tone it down or add definition to the lip!  The cool thing is that it’s what I like to call porcelain and brown girl ready, which means that it’s a color that everyone can wear. Don't be afraid! Step Out of the Box!! 

Pink Friday Bright creamy pink lipstick (Satin) (Limited Edition) 
Price: $14.50 
Availability: November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17, 2010 at only.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jazz it up for the Holiday

Hello Beauties,

It’s that time of year when the parties are in full effect and no one will judge you!! There will be Hanukkah parties, Christmas parties and then the grand finale or the first bang of course which is New Years’ Eve.

My best advice to jazz up your look would be the easiest… pick the best red for you!!! YES, I said RED! Red is one of the best colors that can give your look an update. Trust I know that you may be thinking/saying “She’s crazy and I’ll look like a harlot”!! That’s not the case. At least not anymore. Fashion magazines and Runways have been telling us it’s the next best thing and especially this past season. When even Sephora got in on the action and added a Beauty Studio Make up Lesson, so we can walk in and find our perfect red!  

Of course it depends on your complexion so here is a few guidelines

Porcelain Princess Beauties: Nicole Kidman, Dita Von Teese
Olive Beauties: Kardashians
Pecan Beauties: Eva Longoria, Alicia Keys
Carmel Beauties: Iman, Beyonce Knowles
Godiva Girl Beauties: Alec Wek

What color red works best with your complexion!
I know that you are thinking a red is a red!
Reds come in a variety of blue, pink or orange base.
If you are a Porcelain Princess an orange-based red will be a perfect match.
If you are on of my Pecan Beauties or my Olive Beauties then a true red or even a blue base would be sooo beautiful! 
If you are one of my Carmel Beauties or Godiva Beauties a blue will be a great tone.

Some of my Fav’s
Kay Von D: Hell bent and Underage
MAC: Russian red, Red Pepper (not sure if this is available anymore) J, Viva Glam I.
MUFE: has 14 reds alone!! How can you not find one! The most popular is 21 and 43
Nars: Red Lizard, Afghan Red

When trying out a new color, (not just red) look in the mirror with an open mind. Take a second to get used to it, instead of just saying, “I don’t like it”. It's going to be a shock because you aren't used to seeing yourself with it. 

Good Luck Beauties! 

Here’s great site!

Holiday Kits 2010

Hello Beauties!!

I have to admit that I love Thanksgiving and Christmas for more reasons than you think? I LOVE it because that when all of the cosmetic lines introduce their Holiday kits for us to fall in love with. You know as well as I do, that this is like bringing a fat kid to a cake shop!!! YES, I said it and its true, you can go into overload and you must compose your self and count to 5 1…2…3…4…5 okay, I’m not dizzy anymore! J It’s just too much!!!!!
I have to admit that there are a lot of kits that I super excited about. What I’m going to do it just show you a few of the ones that I was able to drool over.

MAKE UP FOR EVER:  Their best of kits is one of the best kits out there!
Why? because you are able to touch all of their best selling products for half the cost. Leader of the pack is the Microfinish powder, its TRANSULANT, which means everyone can wear it! Your porcelain Princess as well as your Godiva Girls! Please do get me started on the double duties for this! Aqua Eye number 0L hands done one of the best waterproof pencils in the market!! Its goes on creamy and its stays!!! Smoky Lash: fabulous mascara that will give volume, length and conditions your lashes so they are damaged. And last but not least a mini Sens Eyes, which is their make up remover for everyone nit just people with contacts. This stuff will take off waterproof anything and won’t leave the skin oily. Trust as an oily and a blind girl (contacts are need for everything) I take great pride in using this product.

Tarte: What can I say about this all in one kits? You are able to get a full face in one beautiful compartment and get a jazzy necklace to wear to the good club!! You get 32 eyes hadows, 8 lip glosses, 5 eyeliners, one of their popular bronzer, and a shimmer powder. Park Avenue Princess, which is one of the best bronzers on the market, because it provides shimmer without making you look like a 3rd grade science project on those days you are in a rush and may not quite land all the product where it needs to be.

Too Face: They never let us down in the kit department. They constantly provide us with kits to sample their products. In this Pixie Pin up kit is great because once again you get the cult favs with some newbies! One of their popular products Shadow Insurance eye shadow primer, 6 eye shadows, Lava Gloss Eyeliner and Lash Injection Pinpoint mascara.

Urban Decay: Naked Palette, of course getting your hands on this is what will be the challenge! This palette is a one-stop shop, which means you can make yourself beautiful looks with just this one palette. Don’t say too many bad words because I did hear that they will be adding it to their permant line!  In this kit, we get 5 new shades and you a get a few of your trusty favorites. You a get wide range neutrals and more sultry colors. You also get the cult favorite award-winning 24/7 eyeliner in Zero (black) and Whisky (brown) and last but not least a small bottle of Primer Potion.

Bliss: I have to admit that I am very biased with Bliss! Because they have the best body product known to man!!!!! No REALLY, anything that can help my thighs from via Fat Girl Slim!! Yes!!! And I am doing sprit fingers lol
Any who!!!~ Why I want you all to look at these kits because you are able to get the most bang for your dollar! Right now they have regular size Body Butter and Body wash. My personal favorite is the Blood Orange; it’s just something about the scent that makes me feel awake in the morning.

There are so many that I we may just have to talk about this again! 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

So let's get started!!

Bousie Blog featuring Make Up and Stuff

Who: This is a place where we ALL can play and discuss our addictions to products amongst other Beauties! This is a place ALL us girls can speak.  Our Teens all the way up to our Champagne girls. Our Porcelain Princesses to our Godiva Girls. We all have special questions so ask’em!   

Why: Because there are a lot of people who like make up, but never have the time to dedicate to touching every single product. 

Difference: Lets just be honest, just about every girl LOVES make up! But not every one knows hoe to use the product or the different ways to use a product. We get caught up on what the label says when we can get more bang for our buck if we think bout of the box.

We all have our favorites, but I promise that when I am being biased I will say it!!

With all this said lets get started!!!!