Archive for the 'Beauty' Category

16
Apr
08

Don’t you wish you were here?

Soooo long time no blog readers. Did you think I fell off the face of the earth? Well actually I fell off it into the glorious Caribbean!! You read that right. The sunny, warm, paradise-like Caribbean.

I had some time and I came to visit some relatives. I originally was going to only spend 2 weeks here but have ended up extending my stay 2 times! I mean it was still cold in the Northeast USA and it is in the 80s here everyday. How could I pass up the chance to liven up my pasty winter skin. On top of that Carnival is about to start here and I’ve never been. So I’m now staying to experience Carnival. My first one!! Should be exciting. I will of course be sharing experiences and most importantly pictures of it so you can vicariously live thru me. So if you are home in the cold or less than warm weather and need a vacation, come along with me and read about my experiences so you can have a mini vacation for yourselves. Cause you know you need it.

Tax day has just past. If you just put your taxes in and are eagerly awaiting your check maybe I can give you some inspiration as to what to do with that check. Maybe you need to indulge in some Sun, the Beach or my personal favorite Shopping!!

I’ll be blogging about beaches I love here, nightclubs and venues I’ve found fun, restaurants I’ve found delectable (including my favorite pastry shops and desserts 😉 ) and unique items I’ve found while shopping…So stay tuned!!! I’m off to the beach now but before I go here are some pictures.

Below are pictures of the view I wake up to every morning:

And the view of where I’m blogging this post from:

And the Garden below where I’m blogging from:

Jealous yet ;)….If not, wait to see what I have for you later.

Au revoir mes amis 😀

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27
Feb
08

Oscar 2008 – Part 4 Makeup The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The makeup trends at the Oscars this year were mostly of two different kinds if you ask me. There were lots of heavily lined eyes and red lips but not together. There were pale lips if any lips at all (Yes Tilda I’m talking about you). Here are my views of the good and the bad.

Good

Overall Beautiful Makeup

As I’ve said in previous blogs I’ve said, I just adored Keisha Whitaker whole look. I loved her makeup her hair and her dress.

Heavily Lined Eyes with Nude Lips

Heidi Klum, Jennifer Gardner and Kristin Chenoweth all had heavily lined eyes with nude lips which I think were my favorite of the looks. Heidi is like Keisha at this award show to me. I adored her whole look, hair, makeup and dress.

Red Lips

Cody Diablo, Vanessa Paradis and Anne Hathway all rocked the red lip look. It was the main focus of their makeup look with all other features being muted. Although I’m brown skinned I never like red lipstick on myself (and believe me I’ve tried MANY shades and brands). So when I find a woman who pulls off the red lipstick look I’m a bit green with envy.

Bad
Red Lips

I liked Katherine’s dress and her hair but her makeup ruined the whole look for me. I get that the strong lights wash a person out so many actors have to apply more makeup than they normally do. But Katherine Heigl has too much blush on and her lipstick looks so matt that it reads dry to me. I just want to put on a little gloss or maybe some chapstick.

No Makeup

In the no makeup look is only one woman Tilda Swinton. Could you just pick up a lip gloss or some blush Tilda! She looked like the walking dead bat woman……ugggghly. Sorry to rag on the woman. I saw the movie Michael Clayton and I liked it. I thought she did a great job in the role but as for her look on the red carpet I’d have to give it an F-.

13
Nov
07

Stila is having an online Warehouse sale!

So BellaSugar clued me into Stila Cosmetics Online Warehouse Sale!!

So of course I had to go to the Stila site to check it out and I spent $124!! I got a little something for all the women in my family for X-mas. I bought some of the following:

perfectly kitten $32.00 $18.00

kajal eye liner – spring garden $14.00 $5.00

vintage lip glaze $20.00 $8.00

vintage lip polish $20.00 $8.00

must haves set $35.00 $10.50

winter palette – glacier ice $30.00 $9.00

Check the sale out soon cause things are going fast.

09
Oct
07

Some more great companies helping support Breast Cancer this month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has really brought the philanthropy in companies out. I think this charitableness by companies is an awesome idea. Companies should adopt this giving back attitude throught the year. I believe it would bring them more goodwill among their customers. I know many of us get frustrated and angry towards companies who are  just in it for the bigger bottom-line. What do you think?

Below I’ve found two more companies that have some really cool products to raise awareness. Check them out.

OPI

OPI has just come out with its new Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer. This pale pink color has been created exclusively to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

OPI will make a donation of $25,000 to help fuel research and development toward the fight against breast cancer.

The above info is from:
Think Pink: OPI Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer | BellaSugar – Beauty, Hair, & Skin.

DuWop

DuWop fans will be pleased to hear that this brand is a big supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This new and adorable Purse Your Lips ($24) mini purse houses its Pink Shimmer Lip Venom (you know, the mega lip plumper that put them on the map). Ten percent of proceeds will be given to Cancer and Careers.

Cancer and Careers is an organization I have mentioned before that helps provide inspiration, guidance, help and insight to working women living with cancer. If you don’t already own a tube of Lip Venom, now’s your chance to stock up on a must-have makeup staple — and help a good cause at the same time.

The above info is from:
Think Pink: DuWop Purse Your Lips | BellaSugar – Beauty, Hair, & Skin.

03
Oct
07

How cute is this idea?

I was surfing the net and came across this cute Idea. A ring with interchangeable lipglosses by Urban Decay. Here are the details and the link:

Urban Decay Cosmetics – Poison Ring MMVI – Lip Gloss Ring

Poison Ring MMVI

Pick your poison, then drop it into our wicked Poison Ring. An ingenious place to stash one of three lip potions, our silver-plated ring features a darkly sexy and slightly macabre piece of art… forever preserved in enamel. Only a lucky few will ever wear one of these limited edition gems. Hiding your beauty secrets was never so intriguing.

A must-have for any Urban Decay addict, the Poison Ring comes packaged in a collectable box – gorgeous purple faux snakeskin box lined with black velour.

LIMITED EDITION Fill Weight: 0.3g / 0.01 US oz

  • 3 interchangeable XXX Shine Lip Glosses.
  • Non-returnable if gloss is used or in unsellable condition.

Price: $50.00

This reminds me of something similar we had when I was a kid. It wasn’t this nice nor as expensive. I like this one much better. I may have to get one because I am a lipgloss junkie. This new trend away from lipgloss and towards lipstick is not making me happy. Oh well as Heidi Klum says “One day your in……The next day your out!”…..LOL Seems my favorite is out of favor this season but it will rise again 😉

02
Oct
07

$31 Spa Treatments Thruout Oct…Great Oppurtunity to celebrate Breast cancer month and get beautiful in the process

Saw this article on Bella Sugar and thought it was a good idea so I figured I would share with you guys. If you live in Arizona | California | Florida including Tampa Bay and South Florida | Georgia | Illinois including Chicago and Suburbs | Indiana | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | New York | Oregon | Texas | Wisconsin, you are one of the lucky ones. An event called Pretty in Pink is being run for the month of October where awareness and funds will be raised for the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. All month long, spas and salons across
the country will offer $31 treatments to raise awareness and money for
the Y-Me National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. So you can get
laser hair removal, mesotherapy, IPL, microdermabrasion, haircuts,
pedicures and more for just $31 each. It’s a steal, and as Sherbear 5
says, it’s for a good cause.

Here is the link to look up the spa’s that are participating: Pretty in Pink presented by PrettyCity.com

So go treat yourself and help a good cause.

24
Sep
07

Avon really isn’t your Grandma’s Avon anymore…….Cynthia Rowley for Avon

I was purusing the WhoWhatWearDaily.com site when I saw something interesting:

Cynthia Rowley for Avon

In their first ever collaboration with a designer, Avon is just about to release a few limited edition beauty items created by the irresistibly darling Cynthia Rowley. Rowley’s fingerprints are all over the products, from the vine and floral packaging to the cosmetics’ colors. The hues are in the same tones as Rowley’s Fall 07 collection—mainly plums and mauves—and are sure to become collector’s items.

Cynthia Rowley for Avon Nail Enamel ($4, avon.com)
Cynthia Rowley for Avon Lipstick ($4.50, avon.com)
Cynthia Rowley for Avon Blush Stick ($8, avon.com)

How cool is that. Guess Avon really isn’t your Grandma’s Avon anymore. Check it out.




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