Archive for May, 2011

Cinco De Mayo…Margarita Inspired Eyes!!

Frozen margarita

Happy Cinco De Mayo! Or should I say Drinko De Mayo! Just wanted to do a quick post inspired by my favorite drink I did a green eye look with glitter all around the rim of my eye!

Green Margarita Inspired Eye Makeup

Products used:

BH Cosmetics 120 Palette

MAC Glitter

MAC-Fascinating Eye Kohl (Waterline)

BH 120 Palette

Hope you all enjoy a delicious Frozen Margarita!!

*Jenny*

NARS Cosmetics Spring 2011 Collection
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Mally Cosmetics Cancelletion Concealer System Review

I’m not sure if  many of you have heard of Mally Roncal. She has been a makeup artist for celebrities such  as Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Thalia and Ashlee Simpson. She released her own makeup line in 2005 and it is sold on QVC and I believe the only retail store you can purchase her line is at Henri Bendel in NYC. If you’ve never shopped on QVC, it is really simple and if you’re unhappy with your purchase it’s very easy to return. Her major claim for her makeup line is that it is really long lasting. I haven’t seen many reviews on her products and since I do have a few of her products I thought I could share my experience with this line.

One of her most popular products is the Cancellation Concealer. On her site:

“This is a fabulous face duo. The creamy concealer never cakes, providing full coverage for dark circles, small flaws, or blemishes. Follow with translucent setting powder for a look that lasts. Comes packaged in a convenient, keep-it-together pouch with a double ended brush.”


Mally Cosmetics Cancellation Concealer System

$35.00

First off I really like the way the product is packaged. It comes in a cute light pink pouch with everything you need to create a bright eyed well rested look. It’s a two step system, first you apply the concealer with the brush provided and I then I usually use my ring finger to blend it out. Then you use the other end of the brush to apply the translucent powder which brightens your under eye. The double ended brush itself is great. Both ends are soft and they do not shed.

The texture of the concealer is very creamy and blends beautifully on your skin.. The coverage is full and the consistency reminds me of MAC Studio concealer, my favorite. What sets it apart from other concealers is the setting powder. It is supposed to keep the concealer lasting all day with out creasing and accentuating the fine lines some of us have around our eyes. But unfortunately I don’t think it lives up to it’s claims. After a while it does settle under my eye, accentuating my fine lines, and it makes the skin under my eyes look really dry! On the site it does have a lot of positive feed back but it didn’t work for me, and I will continue to use my HG concealer MAC Studio Finish!

Mally Cancellation Concealer System

See the fine lines? This is shortly after applied!

It is available in four different shades: Fair, Light/Medium, Tan, and Rich. I bought the Light/Medium shade and it is the perfect shade for me.

Have you tried this concealer or any of her other products?

*Jenny*

NARS Cosmetics Spring 2011 Collection
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MAC Magically Cool Powder in Cajun Review

MAC Magically Cool Powder Cajun

$29.50

MAC is re-releasing its cool liquid powders and adding them to their permanent line tomorrow May 5th.  I purchased Cajun back when it was released with the Venomous Villains collection last year. I really love this powder, especially now that its warmer. It does feel like you are applying a cool liquid to your face and then automatically feels like a soft silky power.   It goes on very smooth and melts right on your skin without looking powdery or cakey. I like to use this as a contour and then blend upward to warm up my cheeks.

MAC Magically Cool Powder Cajun

Applied a little heavier for picture purposes!

Magically Cool Liquid Powder -Cajun

Cajun

MAC Magically Cool Powder Cajun Swatch

MAC Magically Cool Powder Cajun Swatched

*Jenny*

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Sleeping in the Dark; Weightloss & A Happier You

sleeping

While reading my latest issue of Allure magazine I came across a very interesting weight loss article and  I wanted to share with you all. We can all benefit from any information that can possibly make us healthier and happier.

“Sleeping in complete darkness may help prevent weight gain and depression, research  suggests. Over eight weeks, mice exposed to dim lighting at night-the equivalent of leaving on a a television, computer, or adjacent bathroom light-gained 50 percent more weight than mice in total darkness, despite similar caloric intakes and activity levels. And hamsters subjected to nighttime light experienced a rise in depressive behaviors. The light may throw off the biological clock and increase  nighttime eating, says researcher Laura Fonken, a doctoral student at Ohio State University in Columbus. If the findings hold true for humans, she adds, people may benefit from a consistent sleep schedule and window curtains or sleep masks.”

So I think we all need to run out and stock up on some sleep masks!

sleep mask cartoon

*Jenny*

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MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder Collection 2011

MAC Magically Cool Powder

In the height of summer, who doesn’t crave  suddenly to feel, look AND be cooler-shine, oil and heat-all gone! You’ve longed for it. And now it’s captured: MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder. An alchemical fusion of water and pigment that goes on as a loose powder but with the refreshing feel of an ocean mist. Light-diffusing pigments add to the appeal by softening lines and creating natural radiance. The cool-to-be-cool way to set and enhance the look of foundation. Hailed during an earlier limited-edition launch, this time round it’s here to stay.

US launch date is May 5, 2011

International launch date is May 2011

MAC Magically Cool Collection

$29.50 US/ $35.50 CDN

Truth & Light Sheer shimmer that reflects silver and pink (Repromote)

Honey Rose Sheer rosy beige with multidimensional shimmer

Cajun Sheer bronze shimmer with reflects gold (Repromote)

All powders will join MAC’s permanent line on May 5th. Truth & Light and Cajun are repromotes from Venemous Villains. I purchased Cajun when it was first released and I love this product. It does feel like a cool liquid when you first apply it and instantly feels like a loose powder . I personally like to use this as a countour and then slightly blend out for bronze look. They are releasing these and suggesting you use the 187 brush, but I use my 138 for contouring.

I suggest you definitely check these powders out, especially now that the hot Summer months are almost here!

MAC Magically Cool 2

*Jenny*

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MAC Fashion Flower Collection 2011

MAC Fashion Flower

Bloom brightly with a stylish fusion of the floral and the fashionable in the summer color collection that evoke the cool side of the hottest season. Fashion Flower girls are free to be, each one with cultivated connection to the green house and the fashion house. Unfolding and flourishing these perennial prima donna embrace the growing tend of cheeks and eyes lightly dusted with daisy debossed beauty powder and shadows.

Their confidence steams from petal-light lashes that sprout dramatically with studio fix bold-black lashes dew lips that sparkle sweetly in Budding Beauty Lipgelee and Summer Shower, a softly sheer aqua blue lipstick. Ever him join these rare blossoms and succumb horticulturally to bouquets that’s equal parts of fleur and couture.

US/Canada launch date is April 28, 2011

International launch date is July 2011

MAC Fashion Flower Collection

MAC Fashion Flower Eyeshadows

$14.50 US/ $17.50 CDN

Lucky Green Frosted mid-tone lime (Veluxe Pear) (Permanent)

Fresh Daisy Frosted mid-tone yellow white (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Bows & Curtseys Metallic hunter green (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Aqua Aqua blue (Matte) (Permanent)

Free to Be Bright true coral (Matte) (Permanent)

Groundcover Mid-tone warm grey (Matte) (Limited Edition)

MAC Fashion Flower Beauty Powder

$25.00 US/ $30.00 CDN

Alpha Girl Soft peach pink with gold nuances (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

MAC Fashion Flower Beauty Powder Light Sunshine

$25.00 US/ $30.00 CDN

Light Sunshine Pastel neutral pink with soft gold and pink sparkle (Limited Edition)

MAC Fashion Flower Lipsticks

$14.50 US/ $17.50 CDN

Ever Hip Bright creamy coral (Cremesheen) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Growing Trend Mid-tone taupe nude (Amplified Creme) (Limited Edition)

Mlle Light white pink (Glaze) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Summer Shower Light Aqua (Glaze) (Limited Edition)

MAC Fashion Flower Lipgelees

$14.50 US/ $17.50 CDN

Budding Beauty Pale Coral with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)

Fashion Flower Pale pink with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)

Now in Season Pale yellow with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)

Studio Fix Lash $14.00 US/$17.00 CDN

Bold Black Deep intense black (Permanent)

Penultimate Eyeliner $17.50 US/ $21.00 CDN

Black Pure black (Permanent)

MAC Fashion Flower

What are you getting from this collection? What are you skipping?

*Jenny*

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MAC Flighty Collection 2011

MAC Flighty 2011

Elevate your state of mind with a high-altitude collection of sensually spongy watercolour whipped mouse cream shadows in 16 hues that fly higher than gravity’s rainbow. A new formula innovation in luminescent washes that build from sheer to medium easily. Eye plumage is playful with four limited-edition shades of Zoom Lash Mascara certain to unleash a torrent of tweets.

US/Canada Launch Date is May 5, 2011

International Launch Date is May 2011

MAC Flighty Creme Eyeshadows

$16.50

Big Bounce Shadows

The Cool Elite White with silver pearl

Good Fortune Soft pink yellow with pink and silver pearl

Reward Yourself Bright peach coral with gold pearl

Impeccably Rich Light cream with gold pearl

Sizzlin’ Diva Copper with gold pearl

Trophy Soft peach with pearl

Free as Air Sky blue with silver pearl

Spread the Wealth Dirty olive with gold pearl

Extra Charged Bright green with multicolour pearl

Up the Ante! Rich copper with gold and silver pearl

Rich Thrills Dirty silver with multicolour pearl

Luxury Touch Violet with gold pearl

Count Your Assets Rich blue purple with multicolour pearl

My Next Indulgence Forest green with blue and gold pearl

Rich, Sweet Chocolate with gold pearl

Black Diamond Black with gold pearl

MAC Flighty Zoom Lash Mascaras

$14.00

Zoom Coloured Mascaras

High Esteem Mid-Tone grey with silver pearl

Blue Charge Deep navy blue

Plum Reserve Light Violet purple

Green Is Green Jade green

Brush

242 Shader Brush $24.50

MAC Flighty Collection 2011

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Spring/Summer Makeup Trends: Bright Lips

One of the most popular trends  this Spring on the runway was bright colored lips. I wanted to try out this trend and pair it with a neutral eye and dramatic winged liner. It is  a pretty bold lip, so if you are not comfortable with wearing such a dramatic look you can start off by using a bright lip gloss that may give you a more sheer look.

Spring/Summer Makeup Trends: Bright Lips

Spring/Summer Makeup Trends: Bright Lips Eyes

*Products Used*

Face:

MAC-Pro Long Wear Foundation (NC30)

MAC-Studio concealer (NC20)

NARS-Loose Powder (Beach)

Cheeks:

MAC-My Highland Honey

Eyes:

NARS-Albatross (Highlight)

MAC-Brule (All over lid)

MAC-Fascinating Eye Kohl (waterline)

MAC-Blacktrack (Top lash line)

Clinique-High Impact Mascara

Lips:

Cover Girl-Fairy Tale Lipstick (Review coming soon)

Do you prefer that I take pictures of the products used?

*Jenny*

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