Tuesday, November 30, 2010

the BEST eyeliner ever!

MAC fluidline in blacktrack $15 & MAC brush 266 $19, maccosmetics.com

Currently available in six gorgeous shades:

Rich Ground - Reddened coco with frost
Dipdown - Deep dark flat brown
Blitz & Glitz - Intense black with gold pearl
Blacktrack - Solid flat black
Waveline - Navy blue with low level gold pearl
Macroviolet - Deep smoked violet with red pearl

The formula is fantastic. It's smooth, creamy and it glides on easily. This is hands down my favorite product to use when doing winged liner. When using this on my upper lashline, it stays the entire day until I take it off at night. This doesn't last very long on my waterline and as far as I know, it's also not approved for that purpose. Gel liner can be applied in various ways, I recommend the MAC 209, 210 and 266 for best results.

Not only can the fluidlines be used as liner, they can also be used as a base! I apply a small amount to my eyelid and then smudge and blend it before it dries. The staying power is great and I haven't found that they crease when used this way.

You can prolong the life of your fluidline by storing it upside down. This way the moisture will always be at the top. If you find that your fluidline is getting dry, mixing it with a clean cosmetic spatula and adding a few drops of mixing medium will bring it back to life. Fluidline lasts a VERY long time because they're so pigmented and you only need a small amount.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Photography by Face On By Tamara

My 7 month old son Jaxson James and I had our first Mini Muffin Photo Shoot! I wasn't expecting to be apart of the pictures, so luckily I had dressed up a little bit that day! Photography by Face On By Tamara
My look: dress by American Apparel, headband Forever21
Face: MAC studio moisture tint light & MAC NW15 studio finish concealer 
Powder: MAC mineralize skin finish natural light medium & MAC mineralize skin finish by candelight as highlighter
Blush: MAC rhapsody in two
Eyes: MAC brule all over lid, pigment in sunnydaze on crease, pigment universal mix (inner eye corner), fluidline in blacktrack on top lash line
Lips: MAC beigeland 

Shea Terra Organics Rose Hip & Red Bush Black Soap Face Wash Review

I've been using Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser religiously for two years. After reading several raving reviews (one from Bella Makeup Blog) on Shea Terra Organics Rose Hip & Red Bush Black Soap Face Wash, I made my order and received my package within one week! I've been using the face wash for about 4 days now. After the first wash my skin felt baby soft. My pores noticeably less clogged. I'm convinced this is my new favorite face wash already!
African black soap has been a highly effective, natural facial treatment for ages. This blemish fighting and anti-aging remedy lightens dark spots, smoothes skin and exfoliates to reveal clear, soft and luminous skin. Rose hips are high in vitamin C, and red bush tea adds a kick of antioxidant benefits. This wash does not have a rose aroma, which can irritate sensitive and allergic complexions. Also ideal for acne prone skin, as it gently exfoliates dead skin cells blocking the pore. Use as a face wash daily to maintain healthy looking skin. For deep cleansing, apply black soap as a mask. Leave on 5-10 minutes, then wash off, working away dead skin cells.

L’Oreal EverPure Moisture Deep Restorative Masque Review

If you color your hair, you know how frustrating it can be when you color fades quickly and gets dull. You may also experience some dryness and split-ends. Salon deep conditioning treatments can be expensive. Well, thankfully L’Oreal makes sulfate-free color care products! L’Oreal Paris EverPure Moisture Deep Restorative Masque deep conditions your hair in about five minutes (I have left on for 20 mins and LOVED the results) in the shower. The rosemary mint scent is refreshing and the rich masque left my hair feeling silky, smooth but didn’t weigh it down. I love this product and at around $8, this is definitely a worthwhile bargain.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Beauty Tip of the Day!

Olive Oil mixed with sugar makes a fantastic lip scrub! Follow with Vaseline to moisturize.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MAC Fix+ Review

The Fix + works amazing to set your make up and give you a very beautiful dewy look or just a nice "pick-me-up" when you are feeling tired. I use it for two purposes, 1.) to finish my look and set make up, it gives my face a natural dewy look and 2.) I use it after moisturizer (as the final step) to just make my skin look/feel refreshing and glowy. It has caffeine in it as well as cucumber extract and other minerals. I've heard of some girls using this on their hair to calm the frizzies as well as mixing the Fix+ with their eyeshadow & pigments to give it a more intense color. I love the scent of it too, it smells really good. MAC Fix+ is an absolute MUST HAVE!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Look of the Night!

Face: MAC studio moisture tint light & MAC NW15 studio finish concealer 
Powder: MAC mineralize skin finish natural light medium & MAC mineralize skin finish by candelight as highlighter
Blush: MAC personal style
Eyes: MAC vapour all over lid, satin taupe in crease, pigment in sunnydaze on lid, retro-speck blended on top, pigment universal mix (inner eye corner), lower lash lined w/ brun shadow, superslick liquid eyeliner in marked for glamour on top & fake lashes (of course!)
Lips: MAC Myth lipstick and Glamour For All lipglass 
la la LOVE this color! nude with a hint of gold sparkle. MAC earthly harmony. 

 Little Black Dress (Marshells) , Steve Madden Pumps & Forever21 jewelry. Outside of Fleming's we went rose pickin'! Date nights are rare these days but much needed and appreciated! & BTW, dessert was amazing!

I hope you had a YUMMY weekend too!

Friday, November 12, 2010

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Review

Now when it comes to mascara, picky girls like me don’t have to battle with difficult choices. We can have our cake and eat it too, thanks to MAC Haute & Naughty Lash ($18 available in a single shade: Haute & Naughty Black. The disco turtleneck on the tube is what MAC calls their two-in-one dual wiper system and it’s one of the keys to Haute & Naughty’s success. Unscrewing the wand from the glittery purple end loads the brush with product, LOTS of product, enough for dramatic lash volume from root to tip with just one coat.
But even if you’re more interested in lash length and separation than lash volume, you’re still in luck! By disconnecting the wand from the hot pink extension end, the brush loads with less product, resulting in slightly thinner, yet better defined lashes. 
The BEST for bottom lashes too!
 And here is how Haute & Naughty Lash looks on me...
Try it! You will LOVE it as much as I do, I promise! :)