Friday, August 28, 2009

Back2MAC Here2STAY

I had been hearing that M.A.C. would be cancelling their "
Back2Mac" program through various bloggers. When I heard this news I was devastate. I decided to go straight to the source to see if this "rumor" was true. I called M.A.C. and told them what I had heard and they responded with this...

"Back2Mac is one of the best programs we offer to our customers. We would never discontinue it. It has been going on for years and as far as I'm concerned it is here to stay."

The MUA seemed somewhat baffled by my doubt, but I am very thankful that she took the time to answer my questions.

Oh and if anyone that works for M.A.C. reads my post, I beg to ALWAYS & FOREVER have this program. Because not only do we get a free lippy or eyeshadow, but we are also helping our planet by recycling.

Viva forever Back2Mac!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Today's Look

Items used:
Select SPF 15 Foundation
Studio Fix Powder
Iridescent Pressed Powder in Belightful
Bonnebell Glimmer Bronzer in Gold N' Glitz
Painterly Paint Pot
Illusionary/Burning Ambition E/S Duo
Carbon E/S
Black & White Eyeliner
Zoom Lash
Gotta have the Cocktail ring!
Forever 21 baby!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Silky Hair

A love when I touch my hair and it's silky soft. To achieve that soft feel, I apply Biosilk Silk Therapy to my hair on a daily basis. And I just love how it smells, I really can't describe it, it's just so nice. I buy my Biosilk at Costco for the best price in town, less than $9 for the 5.64 fl. oz. bottle. At other places such as Target they sell for over $20 a bottle. Once when I purchased it at the JC Penny Beauty Salon, the sales lady told me that you can also use it on your skin like lotion. I tried it and it's true. Wow silky hair & skin from one little bottle.

This is what the Biosilk website says about their product:

Silk Therapy
ideal for all hair types
leave in replenishing & reconstructing treatment
bonds & strengthens the hair inside & outside
fills any voids on cuticle layer
repairs split ends
protects (Heat, UV, cold, pollution)
incredible shine

no build up, no weight
fantastic for skin care
Available in: 0.5 oz,. 2.26 oz, 12 oz. & 34 oz.

The Biosilk brand sells a wide range of hair products. The only one I have used is the Silk Therapy, but I am eager to try the rest. TJ Maxx, usually has Biosilk products for a fraction of the price.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I love Betsey & I love Him too!

A couple days ago I was feeling a bit down in the dumps. I was having one of those days where you just feel so... blah. My hubby, being the super sweet guys that he is bought me an uber cute Betseyville by Betsey Johnson purse. I had been wanting one forever. The one he got me is so girly, I love it! It's everything I want in a bag. Pink, flowery, trendy, made by my fav. designers, and spacious. The actual name of the handbag is "SweetHeart", how cute is that?! I comes in a variety of colors, blue, black, and of course P!nk. I can definitely see myself purchasing more Betseyville bags, they are just so irresistible. This one is definitely the first one of my future collection. Check out Betsey Johnson's website for more styles & prices.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Cheap Pedi, High Expectations

Once again another Recession-Friendly tip for all the beauty addicts.
Pedicures, who doesn't love them??? There's nothing like getting your poor hardworking footsies pampered. However, the price can be a bit too much after awhile. This is why I decieded to set out to find some pedi products that were similar to those a my salon. I headed to Sally's Beauty Supply for the scavenger hunt. And to my surprise, I made some great discoveries.
I found...

Sally's Description:

Antibacterial solution safe
One side with ridges, one side flat
Lasts longer than competing products
Comfortable, easy grip
Gentle exfoliating
Use wet or dry
Extra long Mr. Pumice Purple Pumi Bar is extra-coarse. It can be used wet or dry and takes only seconds to use. Great for pedicure and callus removal. Extra coarse for even better results on dead skin. Also works wonders on hands and elbows too!
My Opinion: I love Pumi Bar! This is the 4th one I've purchased. I love how sanitary they are & the cute colors. I keep mine in the shower.
I give it a 5 outta 5. Definitely recommend it

Sally's Description

Exfoliates and polishes
Refines dry, rough, callused skin
Leaves feet soft and smooth
Hydrates and conditions skin
Infused with Botanical Extracts, Pumice, Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera Gel A complete aromatherapy spa pedicure line to pamper, revitalize, soften and moisturize rough, tired and achy feet. Product line filled with products designed to use individually or as part of a regimen to fit your particular need. Aromatherapy, the science of using pure essential oils to create a physical effect by influencing your limbic system, is a natural, simple way to help reduce stress, focus energy, uplift your spirit, reduce anxiety or just relax.
My Opinion: This scrub smells so nice and minty. I only wish it had more exfoliating particles to it, you know what I mean, more "scrubbies". LOL!
I give it a 4 outta 5

Sally's Description:

Softens corns
Softens cracked heels & calluses Heel To Toe Feels Like New Foot Softener works quickly on tough callused skin.
My Opinion: OMG! I love love love this! Its perfect for dry heels. I apply it at night, I put some socks on (because it will stain sheets) and the next morning my feet are baby soft!
I give it a 5 outta 5.
I know for a fact I save some good money by doing this, but every now and then I do like to go to my local spa. Pampering never hurt anyone you know! Oh, and with all the moolah I save, I have more money for Make-Up & Forever @21 stuff! Gotta love that!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Flashy Nails

I love how colorful this summer's nail trend is! I decided to get a few more of L.A. Girls Disco Brites nail polishes. I got them at a local mall for less than $3 each. I highly recommend that you ladies try this brand because it is so long lasting. I would rank it up there with OPI. & not to mention for a fraction of the price! Have you seen
Rhianna's yellow nail polish??? Well that inspired me to get this Yellow Polish in PSYCHEDELIC! I also picked up this cool blue shade in DEEJAY... love it! I think that when I have my give-a-way (will be very soon, stay tuned), I will add a few of these polishes.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

No Acrylics Just Press-On's Please!

Once again, another Recession-Friendly tip for all the beauty addicts.

Acrylic Nails, yes they look nice, but gosh aren't they expensive?!

A more cleaner/safer/cheaper way to get fab nails is Press-On's! I know you're probably thinking about the hideous 80's Press-on's, but oh no these are sooooo different.

Kiss Everlasting French Nails

Kit comes with:




Cuticle/Orange stick

Less than $6 @Walgreen's

They are easy to put on and take off. Mine lasted me 5 Days.

Check out the results...

I decided to add an extra touch to mine.
I added once coat of...
Orly Nail Lacquer in Honeymoon In Style
Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat

Kat Von D joins the Blonde Cult

Yes indeed, Ms. Kat Von D has traded her signature jet black locks for a sexy sultry blonde. This woman never seizes to surprise us with her beauty. I love it! Check out her myspace page to see more smokin' hott pics of her with her platinum locks. Rock on Kat Von D, rock on!!! (photo is courtesy of

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Recession Friendy Brush Cleaner

Now a days saving any little bit helps, right?!
I have been trying Johnson's Baby as a Brush Cleaner & I must admit that its great!
It cleans the brushes very well getting rid of any makeup, bacteria, & grime (ewww)!
Not to mention they smell so good once they dry.
Brushes Before

Brushes After

Try this technique & let me know what you think....