Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 10 Beauty Products of 2011: 1-5

Top 10 Products that were introduced in 2011

I have to say there were many products that made our Fall, Spring and Summer, these are a few of the BEST (in my humble opinion, but not limited too) Its so hard for a girl to limit herself.


The NARS Illuminator made number one because it’s the best product introduced in 2011.  The Illuminator is a multi use face product that gives skin a refreshed luminosity with make it glittery. It’s designed to highlight the cheekbones, maybe the arch of the brow, warmth to foundation etc. I love to use it a number of ways. 1. Laguna, I mix with my foundation because it gives a beautiful glow to the skin. Super Orgasm is great to place on the cheekbones.  NARS created 4 colors for all shades; Cocapanna, Orgasm, Super Orgasm and Laguna can be used along or in combination. They refresh and enhance the skin for a glorious complete look.  With one little bottle you can reveal a totally new you!!

2. Too Faced Size Queen Mascara

A mascara and brush that work together to create brilliant lashes. 
Too Faced has infused keratin, feed the lashes while giving it major curl. Look I know that the bush is a little wide, but its soooooooooooooo worth using it and taking your time until you get used to the corkscrew-shaped brush. The bristles are made to lengthen and add volume Just one coat will totally get you hooked!! Size does matter!! J

3. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Sugar Honey

Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment is a lip treatment with a warm nude tint. The versatile formula allows for buildable coverage to customize a sheer or rich hue and is the perfect partner to the bestselling Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15. 

The SPF 15 is formulated with natural ingredients that feed and protect the lips from the sun. The Sugar Lip Treatment Brand ensures long-lasting moisture while hydrating while enriched with antioxidant-rich vitamins to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals from damaging UVA/B rays.

4.  BB Balm: Dr. Jart’s Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++

This one-step skin perfecting balm is taking over the Beauty world. Beauty Balm or BB minimizes the need for foundation and/or concealer. There are rumors that it may be waterproof.  I fell in love with this product using in on a photo shoot and it gave a model a totally new face. My only complaint about this product is that it’s not available in enough colors.  

I read the reason for the models new face was this BB is a moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum, in one bottle. That’s a Make up artist dream. Dr. Jart's Advanced Water Bead Technology is made up of 50 percent water, which helps to hydrate and maintain healthy moisture for a fresh look. This BB includes sunscreen that protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays.

 5. Boscia Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel

After the first use you can see changes in the skin. When we have problems with the skin, we want them fixed ASAP, or at least that’s the way I am. And like so many of the Boscia Product this new introduction to the line has not let me down.
This Hydration gel contains a full range of ultra powerful ingredients. It’s a light and hydrating formula while refining the texture skin.  It also minimizes the look of pores and brightens and clarifies the overall complexion.  The main ingredients are Artichoke leaf extract, which improves elasticity to tighten the pore walls. Charcoal absorbs excess oil and impurities as it detoxifies. Vitamin C helps brighten skin and minimize fine lines. After the first use you can see changes in the skin. When we have problems with the skin, we want them fixed ASAP, or at least that’s the way I am.

Enjoy Beauties Top 5 are on the way!!

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Where to Get these Goodies: Try your vendors or your local Sephora, Ulta or Department store. 

Top 10 Products of 2011 : 6-10

Top 10 Products that were introduced in 2011

I have to say there were many products that made our Fall, Spring and Summer, these are a few of the BEST (in my humble opinion, but not limited too) Its so hard for a girl to limit herself.

10. The new packaging from Smashbox.

This packaging is idea, because it allows you access to your entire product. The old containers are a distant memory and thank goodness so if you loves the Photo finish Primer, but hated the container, give it another try the packaging won’t disappoint. Why this product is worth getting to know.  The Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer is 
a hydrating foundation primer refreshing to the skin. 

Smashbox know that hydration is essential for healthier, younger looking skin and when you skin looks better your makeup looks even better.  Primer fills in any fine lines as pores and provides a protective barrier for the make up to guide on. This primer gives your complexion a moisture boost while remaining oil free and lightweight.

9. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
UD introduced this precision liquid eyeliner that is Fantastic to say the least. They make the list because of the brush, it assures that you draw waterproof liquid lines that a slick and thin or wide and sharp. The formula is available in long-lasting matte, and with shimmery shades that are true to the color matching packaging. So they are able to find in any style. There are 11 long-lasting, highly pigmented colors to choose from. Just throwing out there that Perversion, a carbon black and Smog reigning among my must haves.  There were a few liners that were introduced this year, but these by far take the cake and live up to their name 24/7. 

8. Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Liner
Laura Mercier introduced Caviar Eye Liner, a semi-crème eyeliner that is velvety / matte finish that gives pure rich color. This eyeliner made the list because of the quality of the product as well as allowing even a novice to make a smoky eye life a pro. I personally recommend this product because of the texture that helps to prevent fall out. It comes in 3 basic colors: Black, Navy=Midnight and Brown= Chestnut staying true to the traditional LM client, bit it’s a must have for every one. They can be used wet or dry.

7. BareMinerals READY Eye Shadows

BareMinerals has come a long way!!! Especially, when it comes to the eye shadow arena.  BE has started making pressed eye shadow duos with intense color and anti-aging benefits. With these new kits you are getting the best of both worlds. These eye shadows are soft and beautiful and are available in array vibrant colors. Each duo is paired in complementary colors that assure creating the perfect eye. There are over 10 new colors that were introduced in late fall.

6. Bliss: The Youth As We Know It Starter Set
Bliss is among my top favorites for skin care, but this kit is new even though the products themselves aren’t. So I guess that I kind of cheated.  This set has four turn-back-time products for a complete anti aging skincare regime. Cleanse: Dissolve makeup and impurities with the Anti-Aging Cleanser. Treat: Pat the Anti-Aging Eye cream around the eye area. Moisturize: Safeguard skin the in the morning with the SPF 30 Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion. Renew: Visibly reduce wrinkles with two times the power using the Anti-Aging Night Cream.  “Based on the top 10 anti aging ingredients estheticians at Bliss spas have used during their years of giving great face, this legendary lineup is perfect for anyone battling wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and dull skin.”

Enjoy Beauties Top 5 are on the way!!

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Where to Get these Goodies: Try your vendors or your local Sephora, Ulta or Department store.  

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

TooFaced After Christmas Sale

Who Doesn't LOVE a Sale?? 

Do you have a Product that a Friend has, but you couldn't find it?

Too Faced Cosmetics is having a SALE on all vintage Products!!!! 
These are all products that are no longer available for sale in you local Too faced retailers. 

A Few Fav's: 

Bronzed and Beautiful $19.00

Mirror Mirror Gloss $8.00

There's a ton of goodies for the grabbin'
Enjoy My Beauties!! 

Where to go: 

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

On the 1st day of Christmas

On the 1st Day of Christmas…
My True Love gave to me… Jewelry Box with a Look for Night and Day

LORAC has continued to put the glitz and glamour of red-carpet beauty into the hands of women all over the world. And for Christmas we can expect nothing less, with tons of kits that feature their signature lip-glosses and shadows that have a low destruction rate. I have taken these shadows on shoots and they stand up to travel and my occasional temper tantrum when cleaning my kit. (Don’t Judge Me) J
This year their featured Holiday kit is a keepsake jewelry box that features gorgeous red-carpet makeup that should be on every Beauties wish list. 

Inside you will find a dazzling bronzing powder that I tend to use more as a shadow then a Bronzer. Two beautiful, high-shine high impact lip glosses that will give your lips a look made for the new year in Rose and Peach, both will work on all skin types. They all tend to melt right into the skin. LORAC believes that every Beauty needs brown and black eyeliner in their arsenal and last but not least this kit contains two shadow palettes with over 30 colors that also contains a coordinating blush plus that will allow you to create looks for day and night. 

Now really who can Ask for anything more!!!

Merry Christmas Happy Chanukah Beauties! Enjoy and Be Safe and Be Gorgeous!!
 Price: $56.00

How can you get your hands on these Goodies:

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas...

On the 2nd Day of Christmas…
My True Love gave to me… Sugar Plum Glam

Fresh is known for the quality of the products and this Holiday season it’s no different. This Four piece will assure to any Beauty is giving their best face.  The Sugar line Lip Treatment is truly a favorite of mine and has been since I laid eyes on these little treasures. There are a number of colors, but the Plum has proven to be the winner in my heart and every holiday season Fresh never lets me down and places it in a kit J

The Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment has a SPF of 15 and is nourishing to the lip, and provides deep plum tint that allows for buildable coverage for a sheer look or a rich pop of color. Supernova Mascara's glossy jet-black formula thickens, and lengthens for life fluffy lashes. Twilight Freshface Glow is a sheer illuminating cream that instantly provides a glow that will look nice on any Beauty’s skin tones and is great to place on the cheek bones. Last but not least perfect make begins with good skincare and the Soy Face Cleanser, is a great way to start. The soy formula is light, but removes residue without over drying the skin. 

Enjoy Beauties and protect those lips from the cold this winter

Price: $28.00

How can you get your hands on these Goodies:

Saturday, December 24, 2011

On the 3rd Day of Christmas...

On the 3rd Day of Christmas…
My True Love gave to me… The Gift of Gold

Seductive Gold - Argan Oil Infused Color Collection

Josie Maran is the Queen of Argan Oil Beauty. She has created a full line of beauty that is infused with the multi use product. Over the last 5 years or say “we” in the beauty world as well as consumers have become obsessed with this hidden jewel of the earth. Josie is also one of the top producing natural lines that is making great strides with making “good for you” make up inside and out.
Josie has brought us a holiday kit that pays homage to Morocco, the home of Argan Oil. 
 She has packed this kit with top Josie Maran beauty essentials and exclusive gold highlighting oil that’s ideal for getting a gorgeous golden glow this holiday season.
So what Goodies are in this fabulous kit? A Petal Pink Color stick which is a settle pink that can be used on many skin tones. R.E.M. Pen in Glitz shadow, which is nice gold shimmer that’s going to be a beautiful look for New Years.   A girl can never have too many black liners, that’s a rule the I live by and this JM Black Liner is no different, its great for winter, but its not ideal for night out.  Optimism is a great gloss that is sheer shimmery nude and you can finish your look with JM’s Illuminator is a Sheer Gold Glow that will provide your season angelic look. And last but not least if the deal couldn’t get any better there’s a travel sized Pure Argan Oil. The Josie Maran's signature 100% pure cure-all is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids to protect, nourish, and restore skin. You can use this an everyday moisturizer or a quick fix for hair, nails, elbows and knees. It’s a quick cure for split ends, and a healing treatment for cracked cuticles. 

Price: $54.00

How can you get your hands on these Goodies:

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On the 4th Day of Christmas...

On the 4th Day of Christmas…
My True Love gave to me… Bronzed & beautiful Gild-y as charged, Year Round!! 

One of the biggest pet peeves about the wintertime is that our skin changes and looses color and it’s just not as vibrant. Right?! The Good people at Benefit have designed a kit to assure that we have the summers glow year round. This years holiday kit is packed full of product that we will be able to try now and if we fall in love its available year round. That’s one reason why I love Benefit; they typically fill their kits with things that are available ANY time. Bronzed & beautiful Gild-y as charged is packed with many of Benefits top sellers like 
High Beam which is a high lighting complexion enhancer, Hoola, which is a bronzed powder that is packaged for travel. It provides a sun kissed tint. It gives a natural finish ensures that you never look like a tan gone wrong. Gilded, (which is one of my new favorite things) is a peachy orange gold highlighter) and lat but not least the signature mascara BADgal on deep brown that will grantee longer lashes.
Enjoy Beauties!!

Price: $38.00

Where can you find it:

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On the 5th Day of Christmas...

On the 5th Day of Christmas…
My True Love gave to me…A Cherry Picked Kiss

* Beauties the Days are flying past and I can’t believe that many of our Christmas Goodies are gone.
Since we are becoming one with the earth, we can’t forget our natural Beauty lines. Korres is a great line for lip-gloss among other things. They have a lot of beautiful products, but I totally fell in love with their glosses and balms at first touch.  This kit is limited edition, set of the lines best selling glosses. These glosses will condition softens and assist in the health of your lips. The Cherry oil hydrates the lips with vitamin C and E.  You get a great look and coverage without feeling waxy. There’s a color for every mood and occasion.  They are great to layer over a lipstick or wear alone. This year Korres has packaged the Best of the Best including Natural Purple 25 which is a sheer dusty rose, Naked Rose 22 which is a sheer golden rose shimmer, Fuchsia 54 which has a touch of shimmer mixed with a milky fuchsia, and Light Purple 23 which to me is more of a pinky mauve more than a purple. Korres is best known for creating products that do not contain Parabens, 
Sulfates and/or Synthetic Fragrances.

Enjoy Beauties!!

Price: $28.00 Limited Edition

Sephora: Exclusive

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

On the 6th day of Christmas...

On the 6th Day of Christmas…

My True Love gave to me… Glamour on the Go II

Our lives have become fast paced to say the least. Right! So Beauties what do we need? A one-stop shop for our beauty needs so we can get Glamorous in the blink of an eye. In this kit we can glam up the eyes, cheeks and lips. Glamour on the Go II has 8 hard-core pigments in the hottest colors of the season.  Satin Taupe, Slate Grey, Champagne Beige, Moss Green, Chocolate, Dusty Rose, Heathered Fawn and Warm Sand. These colors can go from Corporate to Party with just a few adjustments.
There are also four volumizing lip-glosses in pale apricot, which will provide the perfect natural lip. Pink Sugar, which will give the perfect pink pout. Soft Raspberry and Warm Pink together will give a stunning glowing lip. Layer any of these glosses over your favorite lipstick to add a little more drama. Natural Glow is a classic blush that will compliment many complexions. The Beauties at Too Faced thought of everything, they have included everything needed and conveniently placed a mirror that would make getting beautiful simple.
Enjoy Beauties!!! Glam it up!!

What would go GREAT with this product? Any of the Shadow Insurance Primers $18.00


Price: $19.50 Limited Edition

Ulta:  Go to your local Ulta

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Monday, December 19, 2011

On the 7th Day of Christmas ...

On the 7th Day of Christmas…

My True love gave to me… a Midnight Emergency

Keep it clean My Beauties, LOL On our 7th day we need to talk about this 4 shadow palette that includes a few of Urbans’ top selling shadows. This Ulta exclusive feature shadows like  “AC/DC”, which is a deep sultry purple that is a great color for all of out Beauties. “Midnight Cowboy”, which is a shimmery champagne, that will mesh well with AC/DC.  “Midnight Rodeo”, which is a warm brown that will be a beautiful lower lid color for a soft smoky eye.   “Midnight 15” is a beautiful light taupe and a fabulous all over eye color.  Midnight Emergency also includes a shadow brush and a full size Midnight Cowboy Lip Junkie Lip-gloss that cools and plumps. Just think all these Urban Decay goodies comes in a cute “on the go” pouch that has a zipper to ensure that none of your goodies spill out.  What could a Beauty ask for?

What would go GREAT with this product? All that’s need is a beautiful mascara! Like UD’s
All Nighter mist for $29.00 

Price: $39.00 Limited Edition

ULTA: Your Local Ulta store

*Sorry so late, busy working week in the Land of Beauty, plus a Good Lions Game*

On the 8th Day of Christmas...

On the 8th Day of Christmas…
My True Love Told me Snap You’re Fab…

Holiday is the season of kits that makes a Beauty Addicts’ heart skip a beat.  Smashbox has given us a limited edition holiday lip-gloss set.  This set features 6 beautiful lip-enhancing glosses, two full size and four “Beauty on the Go” travel size.  Smashbox has stayed true to their traditional formula, which is velvety and light. This set features "It Girl” in a sheer fuchsia pink or totally 80’s hot pink, but it’s very sheer so it will give you a flush of color.  “Infamous” is a golden pink nude. “Luster” is a sheer with golden sparkle, this is going to be a great gloss to place over a deep/ bright lipstick to add dimension. “Pink Sugar”, is a shimmery pink with gold shimmer that will warm any kiss.  “Pout” is a full size soft baby pink that will give a milky pink nude. Last but not least rounding out this kit is “Radiant”, which is a full size dazzling plum that will be a great “everyday” lip. 

What would go GREAT with this product? A great eye shadow palette!!

Price: $30.00 Limited Edition

Where to purchase: Go to Your local Ulta Stores

*Sorry so late, busy working week in the Land of Beauty, plus a Good Lions Game*

Friday, December 16, 2011

On the 9th Day of Christmas...

On the 10th Day of Christmas…

My True love gave to me… Lady Gaga’s Viva Glam

The gift of Giving and Gaga. During this time of year, we have to remember those who are in need and some that are in the struggle of their life.  MAC donates year round, but Santa apparently found some left over goodies. Because Lady Gaga’s Viva Glam lipstick that is a limited edition has resurfaced.  YES!!!!  
In 1994 MAC introduced the  first of the Viva Glam family to the masses in support to men, women and children who are living with HIV and AIDS.  Although there have been 6 fabulous colors and finishes, none have reached the popularity when MAC collaborate with Lady Gaga.  Lady Gaga introduced two colors staying true to the mega stars’ persona. The first color is a nice light Maude pink with a creamy “semi mate” just like MAC Luste line.  The second is a warm light golden beige with a “dazzle” finish like their Amplified finish lipsticks.  So we get two gorgeous colors that can go with any skin tone (may need a few products for some) and once again all proceeds benefit those living with HIV and AIDS. Every single cent goes to those who are in need, who could ask for anything more.  Enjoy Beauties!

What would go GREAT with this product? Anything!!

Price: $14.50   Lady Gaga Viva Glam 1 or 2 Limited Edition

MAC: Your Local MAC store or Counter in Macy’s, Nordstrom’s

Thursday, December 15, 2011

On the 10th Day of Christmas...

On the 10th Day of Christmas…

My True love gave to me… a gift to keep my skin beautiful

Philosophy: Purity Face wipes

One thing that is very important is to keep your face clean. In our world we tend to focus on how to cover the imperfections instead of making  sure that our skin is healthy. I know that after a hard days work/play you may just want to hit dreamland.  Beauties, we must take the time to remove our makeup. The one thing that made this click for me was when I heard that Beyonce' takes off her make up every night. WHAT?! (please insert blank stare) This was my turning point because I am not doing nearly as much as she’s doing on the daily. Thus me washing my face at the sink the good ole fashion way or with these wonderful wipes. I use to say baby wipes work just as well, but the truth is that they aren’t. They tend to leave a residue that you can feel instantly.  The Purity wipes are fashioned after the mega selling Purity face wash that has become a fast favorite. Each package contains 45 super soft cloths that are disposable after use, but no flushing.  These wipes will easily remove makeup dirt as well as oil. Plus its super sensitive to use around the eyes and will not cause irritation.  The package even clams that there is no need for water.  So they are great to have in your goodie bag or travel. I also have to mention for our Beauties who go natural these are for you too, no Parabens , Synthetic Fragrance and Dyes or GMOs.   Enjoy Beauties !!!

What would go GREAT with this product? Anything!! Because great makeup has to go on a healthy canvas.

Price: $20.00

Sephora: Go to your local Sephora
Ulta: Go to your local Ulta

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

On the 11th Day of Christmas...

On the 11th Day of Christmas…

My True love gave to me… a NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette

This fabulous palette was sent from the heavens. The entire NARS holiday collection is based on the grand tradition of Japanese Kabuki theatre. Dan Mari is filled with six pigmented blushes that will let you create your own alter ego. NARS has become the authority on blushes with its cult favorite Orgasm. It’s hard to believe that he (François Nars) started out a lipstick guru!!  First, I do have good news and bad news! The Bad news is that this palette is limited edition, which you can ONLY get at Sephora.  You know that I am and will always be a true Sephora head.  Second, the good news is that ALL of these colors are available in the line year round. So use until your hearts content. You can complete any look with these array of highlighters, blushes and bronzers.  What exactly is in this palette?  For starters “Hungry Heart” which is a highlighter, that has a gold finish, and it will work with almost every skin tone. The Industry Smashing “Orgasm”, which is a peachy pink with a touch of gold shimmer. Orgasm is a color that truly works on everyone from our Porcelain Princesses to our Godiva Goddesses. Next we have “Super Orgasm” which is based after the Queen of Blush “Orgasm” and its name says it all, it’s peachy like its sister, but its pack with gold glitter.  “Desire” is a bright pink, but don’t let it worry you, because it leaves a beautiful hue on the skin. I personally love it on the crease of a deep smoky eye. “Sin” is a beautiful berry hue with a touch a shimmer, this color is often over looked, but provides a beautiful flush to the skin when applied.  Last but not least the single bronzer  “Casino”, which is the deeper than its “Laguna” sister, but its excellent on any color.  If you are a lighter complexion, use this in your crease it will provide great look. I know that you will love this palette as much as I do!!  

Enjoy Beauties!! 

What would go GREAT with this product?  Sephora Blush Brush 

Price: $65.00 (Kit) $34.00(Brush)

Sephora: Go to your local Sephora or

12 Day of Christmas 2011...

On the 12th Day of Christmas 2011…

Its that time of year again. Time to reveal a few of the BEST beauty products around. And of course like any Beauty Addict we want these things in our stockings, ASAP. 

Too Faced Eye Insurance in Candlelight

For the perfect eye, we must invest in a great primer. Why do we prime? Mainly to eliminate the creasing, fading and smudging of shadow no matter where you get it.  I know that there are a few on the market.  But not all shadow primers are created equal, TRUST ME!! Shadow Insurance Candlelight will assure a crease –proof, intense color with a subtle warm shimmer. What does warm mean, it means that there is a bit of a gold shimmer. I love it because it’s not glittery or heavy, but it gives enough to wear alone. This product is formulated WITHOUT parabens, synthic dyes and fragrances   I have also been known to place it on the lips to place little shimmer under a lipstick, great double duty trick.  Remember that a little bit goes a loooonng way! Use a pen point amount to make this one of your fav’s!!

Enjoy My Beauties!! 

What would go GREAT with this product?  Too Faced Single Shadows: 

Price: $18.00

Sephora: Go to your local Sephora or
Ulta: Go to your local Ulta or