Thursday, March 26, 2015

YSL Luxurious Mascara for False Lash Effect with Cara Develingne #YSLMASCARA

I was given the opportunity to test the new reformulated YSL Luxurious Mascara and let me tell you, its DIVINE!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How to do a Soft and Natural Makeup Look

I never realized how many beauty products I use daily until I started listing the details!
I usually do soft and neutral looks, its my everyday.  Today I have a job interview so I spent a little extra time and added some lashes.

This may look like a simple look but just take a peep at my list and you'll see its actually a lot of
product! 



Here are the product details for this look!


MaryKay CC Cream: Medium/Deep
Maybelline FitMe Concealer #25 Medium
L'Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Powder Buff Beige

Eyeshadows:
As a base I used MAC Painterly
Used all of the shades in the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

MaryKay Gel Eyeliner Black
NYX Cosmetics Eyeliner Pencil 818 Dark Brown
 CALA Eyelashes #503
Duo Eyelash Adhesive Clear
went over the lash line with Wet and Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Eyebrows:
I just fill them in with eyeshadow.  I use Faint from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette.
Set with MaryKay eyebrow gel in clear.

Blush:
NYX Baked Blush BBL08 Ignite/Passion

Slight contour with MaryKay Bronzing Powder in Medium/Dark

Lips:
These are 99 cent store brands that I purchased years ago! They are no longer in production.
Personi USA Lipliner Mauve Sand
Personi USA Lipstick Vanilla Bean

I set my makeup with the E.L.F. Make up mist and set.

Hair:
These are second day curls using the Hot Tools Cone Wand! I love this curling iron because I can use the same curls for days!

I used Garnier Fructis Sleek&Shine Anti Frizz Serum to tame my frizz, give me shine and it gives my hair a nice citrus smell.

I also used a little bit of the Garnier Fructis Styles Pure Clear Paste to tame the frizz.


Other body products used today were:
Dove Go Sleeves  Fragrance Free Deodorant
Victoria's Secret Sexy Little Things Noir Tease Body Mist and Lotion.

The top is an oldie from Forever 21.

Told ya it was a lot!

Thanks for checking my blog.  Let me know if you use any of these products and how they work for you!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Daily Skincare Routine! MaryKay: TimeWise Miracle Set

I thought it was about time I invested in a good skin care regimen! It's important to start as early as possible to develop good skin care habits.  I unfortunately did not.  I did follow the one cardinal rule throughout most of my 20's. Don't sleep in your makeup!  That was my one rule.  I would always try my best to wash my face off before going to bed.  But now that I exited the roaring twenties and now thirty flirty and thriving I feel its mandatory to include more steps in the skin care routine.   I purchased the TimeWise Miracle Set for Oily Skin after attending a skin care class where I was able to sample all the products.  I fell in love with the moisturizer!  It leaves my skin feeling so incredibly smooth without feeling any greasiness at all!  I have very oily skin, like nasty oily you could fry an egg with my excess oil!  So I hate it when products are super oily or greasy.  The TimeWise Miracle set includes a foaming face wash that has light exfoliants, the moisturizer which is incredible!!! and an spf 35 suncreen day solution and a night time repair solution.  I have been using this product for about 6 weeks now and I am amazed at how smooth my skin feels! At $90 for the complete set I feel like I have made a good investment! I am in love with the products and they have lasted me a long while.  I started using the product the first week of April, I am following the daily routine application, it is now the first week of June and I still have plenty of product.  If you are looking for a great skin care system for someone in their late 20s or early 30's  I would definately reccomend this product.  You can find the link for purchase on my website or if you live in Los Angeles you can contact me for a free sample at luxuriousmakeup@yahoo.com

MaryKay: TimeWise Miracle Set

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will assist you!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Save Money, Learn to Barter

Vintage Clothing is becoming so trendy that all the prices are skyrocketing alongside its popularity.  An excellent way to keep up with your vintage addiction without breaking the bank is to try and barter! To barter means exchanging goods or services for other goods or services.  Basically it means to trade.  Here are a few tips that work for me that you can try the next time your out treasure hunting.  Remember these tips are for bartering at flea markets, swap meets, and specific vintage shops or consignment stores.  You obviously cant go to the mall and try and barter.

#1 Ask! Yes its that simple, before anything just ask the shop owner if they will accept a  trade.  Depending on what it is you are offering they might accept a clean trade or partial trade
 Clean Trade: is an even trade you give and you get without any money being traded.  A partial trade they will accept your item and some % off the cost in cash.

#2 You have to know the value of what it is you want.  Be familiar with the type of material, time frame and rarity.  The more you are informed then you can kind of figure out something else the vendor might be interested in.

#3 Offer only something of equal or greater value in exchange. For example: If the item you want is worth $100 don't waste that owners time offering them something of only half that value.  They are going to say no.  But if you offer them something of equal value or greater value then they will be more open to making a trade.

Bartering is a great way to build your relationships with vendors and take part in the community of vintage clothing.   And also don't over use the bartering card with the same vendor.  Some people make their living off selling vintage and at the end they need cash income and will not accept trades forever.

One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday morning is visit my local flea market. It's always a treasure hunt.  Feel free to comment your favorite place to shop for vintage clothing and let me know if you have tried or will try to barter.

xo




Monday, February 18, 2013

Getting back on track: Try my yummy Chocolate Coconut Banana Shake!

So how are those New Year's resolutions working out for you? This month has been so hectic for me as my schedule has completely changed! Skipping breakfast has become a bad habit of mine. Lately I have just been lazy/late and running on 99cent coffee in the mornings. Not good! So today I headed out to Trader Joe's to re stock on the ingredients of my yummy breakfast protein shake! I also use this for pre and post workouts on occasion. Feel free to try it out or send me other recipes =]
I also picked up the 30 day supply of Daily Vitamins and Minerals. I figure I can sort of use this as a daily reminder to eat as healthy as possible for the next 30 days! Let's see how that works!

Here's what I use:
1. Chocolate Flavored Whey Protein Powder.
2. Unsweetened coconut milk
3. Organic Bananas
4. Ice



In a blender, add half a glass of Ice, one glass of coconut milk, one banana and 2 scoops of the chocolate protein powder and blend. I'm not a fan of those blender cups. It does not compare to the fresh chocomil flavor or a blended drink.

check back in 30 days to see how my restart went ;)