Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mama Mio product review

Mama Mio is a skincare line generally marketed towards pregnant women. Although you don't have to be expecting to enjoy the luxurious products if you feel like pampering your skin. Mama Mio has everything from body creams to relaxing candles to other formulas to help you with areas like the 'twins' and your rump!

I'm reviewing Mama Mio's super-rich body cream. This cream has received accolades in magazines like "People" and "OK!" just to name a few. The cream was featured in People Magazine's "2006 Mother's Day Gift Guide". The smell is pleasant, there is not one trace of foul smelling chemicals, and it glides on so easily. It can be used anytime. It's a very versatile body cream. I would highly recommend this to anybody who could use a little bit more moisture in their skin!

I'm also reviewing Mama Mio's "Boob Tube". Every woman knows that eventually one day, the 'twins' will eventually head south. With this product, you can help defy the eventual gravity that every woman will unfortunately have to face. Celebrities like Mariska Hargitay and Rachel Weisz are said to be "gaga" over this product (US Weekly). I started using it about 3 days ago, and I could see a bit of a difference. I will be sure to update occasionally into my "boob-lifting" journey.
"After 3 days my boobs felt firmer and perkier – a truly miracle product!! 10/10" -OK! Magazine

Be sure to check out Mama Mio!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Girlactik review

So I'm reviewing a lip gloss and eye shadow from the awesome brand "Girlactik". This brand has been featured in magazines and according to Eva Longoria, "everyone in Hollywood is using it." (quote from Tatler magazine). The eyeshadows have made appearances in magazines like Allure, Glamour, Marie Claire, In Touch and US Weekly.

I love the Star Shadow in "Penny". It is described as a shimmering copper, and this particular shade has been seen in Glamour Magazine! I love it, it blends amazingly well and the color is rich and beautiful. It reminds me a little bit of MAC eyeshadow in Bronze. "Penny" really ignites the golden flecks in brown eyes!

I'm also reviewing the Star Gloss in "Just Sexy". These glosses have been seen in Oprah and People magazine. Anyway, back to my review: "Just Sexy" is described as a coral pink with a golden undertone. Being a redhead, I love coral shades, because they can range from their undertones can range from pink to orange to gold. I have so many of them, but this has earned a place in my favorites. You don't need that much product, a little bit goes a long way. It has pretty good staying power, I didn't notice myself having to reapply too many times.

I would highly recommend this awesome brand.

Check them out!

Right now they have a "free gift with purchase" offer going on with a purchase of $75 or more!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

City Cosmetics Review

So City Cosmetics sent me these lovely lip plumpers to try out. I have tried all kinds of -low end and high end- lip plumpers (Too Faced Lip Injection, DuWop Lip Venom, and Lip Fusion to name a few). Although I am very content with my decently full lip size, I can't help but try to channel Ms. Angelina Jolie from time to time.

I love these. The smell isn't off-putting, they don't sting, and they don't turn your lips a weird shade of reddish pink that screams ALLERGIC REACTION!

The colors are sheer, but gorgeous. My favorites are South Peach, Clear, and Sun Diego.

Here are some pictures of a City Cosmetic customer before applying CityLips, 10 minutes after application, and 30 days of regular application.
Note: These are not my lips, I got the pictures from the City Cosmetics official website.


After 10 minutes

After 30 days of regular use

Pretty cool, huh? Want to try it out for yourself? Of course you do!

Shop Now @ City Cosmetics

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I was tagged!

I was tagged by Rai. Check out her blog!.

Stuff I Use survey

Shampoo: Philosophy Cinnamon Buns shampoo, V05 shampoo "lilac"

Conditioner: V05 conditioner "lilac"

Styling products: Garnier Fructis Fiber Gum is the only styling product I use.

Shower Gel: Philosophy Cinnamon Buns. The stuff smells amazing.

Body moisturizer: Mama Mio super rich body cream.

Deodorant: Dove "Cucumber Melon"

Fake Tan: n/a.

Cleanser: Proactiv

Eye makeup remover: CVS Makeup remover wipes, or Avon eye makeup remover cream.

Exfoliator: Philosophy Gingerbread Man exfoilant

Primer: n/a

Foundation: Maybelline Matte Mousse (Light 2)

Foundation brush: n/a

Concealer: Cargo OneBase 01, Nvey Eco Corrective concealer in "Neutral"

Powder: n/a

Blusher: MAC Dollymix, Cargo blu_ray blush/highlighter

Bronzer: n/a

Highlighter: Cargo blu_ray blush/highlighter combo, Stila "kitten" eyeshadow

Eyeshadow base: MAC Shadestick "Beige-ing"

Eyeshadows: MAC, Smashbox, Coastal Scents

Eyeliner: MAC Fluidline (Blacktrack)

Eyelash curler: n/a

Eyelash base: n/a

Mascara: Maybelline XXL, Dior Diorshow

Lipstick: MAC (Girl About Town, Russian Red, See Sheer, Hug Me, So Scarlet are a few of my favorites.)

Lipgloss: NARS (Bloodwork), MAC (Love Alert, Miss Dynamite, Venetian, Style Minx, Cult Of Cherry are some of my favorites.) Philosophy Lip Shine in Cherry Cola, Cargo Lip Duo in Bella.

Nail Colour: Wet N' Wild (red color)


I tag anyone who reads this.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cargo Cosmetics review

I am a huge fan of Cargo anyway, so the new Blu_ray collection definitely caught my eye. The products are formulated for high definition film and photography, but the products also give you the airbrushed look that is so sought after by fellow makeup junkies. I'm reviewing two of their products:


I used this product in shade '01'. It glides on with ease and blends into your natural skin tone flawlessly. I used it to cover dark circles, and redness (caused by my thyroid condition). So anything that can help me in that department is A+ in my book.

Blu_ray Blush/Highlighter

This is a beautiful color. I love it. It looks very light when you first open the package, but it goes on a bit darker. The photochromatic pigments adjust with the lighting in the room to create the look of a soft and airbrushed complexion. I love love love this. This has earned its place as a staple in my makeup bag.

Great job as always, Cargo!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

LashFood Valentines Day Giveaway

Happy Valentines Day! :) To celebrate, here is my first giveaway.

LashFood is a new natural stimulating eyelash conditioner that uses natural ingredients to give you noticeably thicker, darker, and fuller lashes! What girl doesn't want gorgeous eyelashes? I know I do. If you apply LashFood twice daily (it comes in a liquid eyeliner type of applicator) you will start seeing results in around 2-4 weeks! Ypu can even use LashFood on your eyebrows to get a smooth and even browline. There are no harsh chemicals in LashFood, it is there guarantee thatthere will be no irritation, simply long luscious lashes.

Curious to try LashFood? They're generously offered one of my readers their very own LashFood, which is a retail value of $129! Want to win one? Just follow the directions below.

To Enter: Leave a comment on this blog post telling me that you would like to try LashFood. A winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway begins today, Valentines Day, and ends February 21st at noon EST.

For extra entries:
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- Tell me the thing you like most about LashFood
- Leave a comment on one of my other posts

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Nvey Cosmetics Review

Cruelty free (no animal testing) and organic environmental friendly cosmetics?

Where do I sign up?

I am very happy to review a few items from Nvey. I love this brand not only because of the high quality items they produce, but also because they don't test on animals, and they use all natural ingredients in their cosmetics.

I will be reviewing a corrective concealer (in the shade "Neutral"), a light shimmery pink eyeshadow (#159), a denim blue eyeshadow (#166), a blush (#952), a raisin colored lipstick (#366), a berry colored lip lustre (in "Berry Delight").

Organic Erase Corrective Makeup (in "Neutral")
I was unfortunately cursed with dark undereye circles that are always present, even if I am well-rested. They are very difficult to cover, I usually need to layer a corrective concealer, a regular concealer, and powder in order to cover them up. This product cut my "erase undereye circles" process in half. This single product does the job of a corrective concealer and a regular concealer! Instead of using three products to erase my circles, now I only need one. Awesome.

Organic Eyeshadows (#159, #166)
These eyeshadows blend seamlessly and wonderfully. The pigment is easily picked up by an eyeshadow brush and easily blended with an eyeshadow blending brush or a finger. The light pink shimmery shade really pops on the brow bone. I can imagine these shades working on any skintone as a sheer wash on the eyelid (if you're not skilled at applying eye makeup) or as one of many shades combined to create an eye with more than one dimension.

Organic Powder Blush (#952)
This blush works as a bronzer or a blush, based on your skin tone. I have been looking for the perfect shade to use as a bronzer or a blush, and I think I have found it! The light shimmery golden bronze gives me a light bronzy glow when I want it, without making my face look dirty or streaky.

Organic Lip Lustre (in "Berry Delight")
My favorite thing about this lip lustre is the fact that it is a medium berry color that can be worn as a light berry stain or a layered to a deeper, more opaque shade of berry. Perfect for those days when you don't want to look like you have makeup on, but you want to look effortlessly gorgeous. Or you can deepen the color for a more dramatic statement. I can imagine pulling this shade out in any season. I can see myself wearing this on a summer date, on a fall day, at a winter holiday party, or just hanging out at the start of spring.

Organic Lipstick (#366)
This shimmery purple lipstick would look great on a skintone with "cool" undertones. Perfect for creating a high fashion or unconventionally beautiful look.

Shop now for cruelty free and eco-friendly cosmetics!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Barbie Loves Stila

Stila recently launched a "Barbie Loves Stila" line, featuring adorable and compact paint can packaging. Each paint can features Barbie 'throughout the years'.

Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can - 1959 #1 Ponytail Doll
This paint can is the epitome of the 50's glamorous look that people constantly recreate even in the present day. Products include a red lipstick, a black liquid liner, a cheek color, and a palette to create smokey black rimmed cat eyes. I totally would have loved to exist in the 50's. The makeup from that era is my favorite to imitate.
(Available for purchase here)

Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can - 1971 Malibu Doll ($40)
This paint can contains products to create the sunny, beachy "natural and fresh faced" look of the 70's. Products include a bronzer, a pinky-peach lipgloss, and an eyeshadow palette featuring three colors including pale pink, sky blue, and shimmering bronze. I wasn't around in the 70's, but I still love the look!
(Available for purchase here)

Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can - 1980 Foxy Doll ($40)
This paint can contains products that imitate the bold fashion statements worn in the 80's. Products include a sheer reddish-tangerine lip gloss, a waterproof mascara, a 3 pan palette containing a matte berry cheek color, and a light wheat eyeshadow, and shimmering golden brown eyeshadow.
(Available for purchase here)

Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can - 2000 Jewel Doll
This paint can features the look of the new millennium/Y2k. Products include a shimmering pink lip gloss, black mascara, a 3 pan palette containing a shimmery pink cheek color, and a tan eyeshadow and a brown eyeshadow.
(Available for purchase here)

Barbie Loves Stila Talking Palette ($40)
This palette features four "Barbie" shades of pink and purple. The palette actually walks you through each step of the application. An insert card is also included with step by step instructions for application so you can see and hear how to achieve the look you desire.
(Available for purchase here)

Until next time,

Friday, February 6, 2009

Counting down to "Kitty"...

When you take one of the biggest makeup giants around (MAC) and combine it with one of Sanrio's universally loved characters (Hello Kitty)...

You get some very excited makeup fans, not to mention some very soon-to-be empty wallets.

How cute is this stuff?

I love love love false eyelashes.

Sheer coverage and lip protection all in one. Not to mention the adorable 'hello kitty' graphic on the top of the lid (not pictured).

I have my eyes on "Big Bow" (glaze formula)...

I love the color palettes MAC creates with each new color collection. They never cease to amaze me.

The Hello Kitty cosmetic line is available on for browsing and you can utilize the 'add to shopping cart' feature.

First FOTD

If I haven't made it clear enough about how much I love the look of red lips, allow me to further elaborate. My favorite thing about red lips and black winged liner is the fact that this look can range from "wide-eyed innocence" to "sex kitten". You can intensify the red on the lips, or wing the liner out just a bit more, or you can play up your cheeks a bit to a girly flush...but not too much, considering the lips take center stage with this look.

Inspiration for this look comes from 50's hollywood icons (such as Rita Hayworth), and from the sexiest animated character ever (Jessica Rabbit).

Products Used:

Maybelline Matte Mousse foundation in "Light 2"
MAC powder blush in "Dollymix"
Stila eyeshadow in "Kitten" (who knew that a product that comes in the form of an eyeshadow would turn out to be a great cheek highlighter?)

MAC Fluidline eyeliner in "Blacktrack" on top lid only
Dior "Diorshow" mascara

EyesLipsFace lipliner in "Bark" as a base (only $1.00! Perfect for beauty on a budget!)
MAC Matte lipstick in "Russian Red"
NARS lipgloss in "Bloodwork"

The result: