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! Check out the beautiful promo video featuring Cara Develingne!  
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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

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

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

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

NYX Baked Blush BBL08 Ignite/Pass…

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 mois…

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 …

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…

CVS Mini Haul: MAC Dupes

My First blog post of 2013! Hope you all had a Happy Holiday Season. My new year's resolution is to be more consistent with my blogging!

Today I purchased a few items from CVS because I have been so broke I cannot afford to go to MAC Pro and purchase my regular Powder, foundation and concealer. I do have a Pro discount card but it expired and I haven't come around to pay the renewal fee. I was laid off from my full time job in September and money is tight right now.

My regular makeup routine consisted of:

MAC Studio Fix Powder: NC45 (Reg Price:$27 Pro Discount: $16.20)
MAC PRO Long Wear Foundation: NC42 (Reg Price:$30 Pro Discount: $18.00)

I know what you're thinking! Too much coverage for every day use. Which is exactly why my pocket book and my face agreed to take a trip to CVS and find something more sheer and more economic.

I decided to try out the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Creme in Medium/Deep. This was my fist time trying a BB Creme and I honestly don't know w…

Finger Nail Rings: Yay or Nay?

What do you think about these finger nail rings?