Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, lovelies! I hope 2012 is full of amazing things for you! :)

OttLite Natural Makeup Mirror

I love putting my makeup on in natural sunlight so that I can see the true colors and how it will look when I am out and about. Thats not always an option though, so when I found this super cute makeup mirror that has a natural makeup light, I was thrilled! The OttLite Natural Makeup Mirror is pretty, it's pink, and it's multi-functional! The mirror also comes in blue, black, and white color for thos who aren't a fan of the pink. The base of the mirror has a slightly swirled detailed design, and it features a one-click button. One click of the button turns the natural light on to give you a natural way to apply makeup without the use of natural light from outside. I have this one my makeup table, and it's awesome! I love all things pink, so to find a makeup mirror in this color was a plus. I also like the design and style of the mirror, it's stylish and modern. The lighted sides on the mirror really help to give an accurate view of your makeup and application.

The mirror is double sided, one featuring a standard mirror, and the other side features a magnified view. The magnified view is perfect for tweezing eyebrows and applying faux eyelashes! I aso love the sturdy design of the mirror, and the ease of turning the double sided mirror. The mirror stays in place, and the natural lights are on both sides of the mirror for even lighting. This is the first makeup mirror that I've really liked using in awhile, so I love the magnifying features of the double sided mirror. It offers a nice close-up view for foundation application, and even offers a great light for airbrush makeup application! This mirror is fabulous when used as you apply your makeup using the TEMPTU airbrush system. This is definitely a really cool makeup mirror for anyone who is looking for a pretty and affordable new lighted makeup mirror. It retails for $99 and is available at Jo-Ann, HSN, and at, right now it's on sale at for $69.99! Highly recommended for all of my beauty fanatics! :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Green Tree Jewelry Earrings Haul 2

My second haul of Green Tree Jewelry earrings that are eco-friendly and made of sustainable materials! I have a few more pairs of wood earrings to share. I recently got 10 pairs of earrings from Green Tree and am beyond impressed. I'm already thinking about what other pairs I plan on buying soon. I recently got the Ascending Circles earrings, High Heels earrings, Guitar earrings, Los Angeles earrings, Las Vegas earrings, and Mermaid earrings. How cute are these? I love that they are earth conscious since they are made of recycled wood. The wood is thin but very firm and strong. These feel like they are very high quality and you don't have to worry about them breaking because they are made of many layered wood. So pretty! I also like the bright colors and appreciate the fact that they use natural dye rather than icky colors made with chemicals. I highly recommend this company and can say that I am totally planning on getting several more pairs soon! 

Close up of the detail on the Las Vegas earrings:

Check Green Tree Jewelry out on Etsy, or at, you can also follow them on Twitter @Grntreejewelry

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and soon the new year will be here! Many thanks to all of my blog followers and those who comment and read my posts! :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

ghd Gold Classic flat iron

I was quite sad when my 2" CHI flat iron broke just recently, so while shopping around for a brand new shiny flat iron, I saw the beautiful ghd Gold Class Flat Iron. It comes in a nice black/gold box along with a user manual, flat iron, and protective plate guard. The guard is a sleeve for you to slide over the flat iron when not in use. The smooth ceramic plates help to create flawless and sleek hair. The plates are 1" and the straightener has a sleep mode, which will shut the flat iron off automatically after 30 minutes of non-use. No more having to freak out worrying whether you unplugged your straightener or not. The ceramic plates are treated with a trademarked technology called Nanosilver which works as a anti-bacterial agent to help keep the plates clean.

This Gold series also offers 50 degree cooler-to-the-touch temp, and offers smooth and snag-free hair straightening. I love the pretty gold/black color, and the sleek slim style of the 1" flat iron. The cord swivels at the base where it connects with the straightener, so it's easier to use, and the cord doesn't get caught or tangled when trying to use the straightener. I also like the added shine that my hair has after using this flat iron! This would make an awesome gift for a friend or yourself.

You can get the ghd Gold Classic styler for $225 (with free shipping!) at

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Green Tree Jewelry Earrings Haul

I received my package from Green Tree Jewelry today! I had been obsessed with all of their handmade laser cut wooden earrings that I ended up find around 20 pairs that I wanted. I got 10 pairs, so I plan on buying some of the other ones that I liked in the future. These earrings are even nicer in person than they were on the Green Tree website! I am totally impressed with the quality, designs, and colors. All wood is colored with a non-toxic natural dye, and the earrings are made from 100% wood and have nickel-free earring hooks. I love these earrings! Even my mom and sister loved them and wanted to know where I got them!

As pictured above, I got the Phoenix earrings, Surfboard earrings, Wave Surfboard earrings, and the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows earrings. Super cute! Can't wait to wear these! This is just my first haul of earring photos, I'll be posting my second set of earrings in a few days! I also just want to say that Green Tree's shipping was super fast, it took about 2 days for my order to get here! Nice!

Close up shot of the detail:

Monday, December 19, 2011

Eco Friendly Gift Idea: Green Tree Jewelry

Check out these cute wooden earrings! They're both unique and eco-friendly and come in a variety of fun designs from animals to initials to shapes. I adore these cute little Green Tree Jewelry Little Hoot earrings, you can even choose what color wood that you'd like the design in. They use eco-friendly non-toxic dye to color the wood. They have everything from pink to red to brown and blue. These make a fun and affordable gift for the holidays! To check out all of their designs head on over to

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Juliette Has a Gun Purse Bullet Fragrance Set

How cute is this perfume set? Juliette Has a Gun is the perfume brand from Romano Ricci, who visualized a 21st century Juliet from Romeo and Juliet with a gun instead of a dagger. This perfume set comes with a silver bullet shaped perfume atomizer, and three perfume vials, that feature the pretty Lady vengence scent that smells like vanilla, rose, and patchouli. Pretty, feminine, and long-lasting. This gift set retails for $75 -

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lalicious Peppermint Sugar Souffle Scrub

This festive peppermint scented sugar scrub by Lalicious is awesome! It's moisturizing and leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth. The pure peppermint scent is both uplifting, relaxing, and refreshing. Made of white sugar and softening butters, it offers a softened whipped texture that is easy to scoop out and apply directly to wet skin in the shower. The sugar exfoliates and scrubs away dead skin cells while also hydrated your skin. After scrubbing, wash your skin with your favorite soap to remove any extra sugar residue. Dry off and feel how smooth your skin feels. Works great on dry feet, knees, and elbows. You can get a 16 oz tub of Lalicious Peppermint Sugar Souffle available for $34 at

Want to purchase as a gift? Lalicious has a gift set that is ideal for the holidays. The Lalicious Collection Gift Set comes in your choice of scent, including peppermint, and comes in a cute gift box. You get the sugar souffle scrub, as well as other Lalicous products such as the body butter, whipped soap, and body oil. Available for $95 at Lalicious!

Monday, December 12, 2011

LORAC Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Cosmetics came out with a super cute lip gloss collection for the holidays! This lip gloss set comes with six lip glosses that range in color from pink to nude to a shimmery red. All of the colors are quite sheer and buildable.

• Rich Garnet (Dark Cherry)
• Hot Pink Sapphire (Bright Pink)
• Pink Diamond (Opalescent Lt. Pink)
• Rose Tourmaline (Medium Pink)
• Peach Moonstone (Peach)
• Red Ruby (Red)

This gloss offers shine and hydrates your lips, while it's also infused with antioxidants for smoother and healthier lips. Each lip gloss tube also features tiny little jewels scattered all over the cap! Super cute. This LORAC Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection has a value of $132, but you can get it for $25 at Sephora or!

Shoe Obsession: Ruthie Davis

Ruthie Davis shoes! Sigh, oh the beauty of a couture shoe. I'm currently lusting over some gorgeous RD pumps, check out the fun colors in the above photo. Move on are a girl's best friend! Check out some of these hot Ruthie Davis shoes spotted on celebs galore.

X Factor's Nicole Scherzinger  rockin' some Ruthie Davis

Nick & Norah actress Cat Dennings feet looks stellar in RD

Katy Perry looking fierce in her Ruthie Davis booties
Lucy Hale - Pretty Little Liars get pretty in Ruthie Davis!

As for me, I'm currently swooning over these Ruthie Davis Avatar pumps, I can totally visual them on my feet! ;)

Santa, are you listening?? I've been a good girl this year. Ruthie Davis rather than coal please.

FALALALALA giveaways at Spakling Reviews

Sparkling Reviews

Sparkling Reviews is having awesome giveaways this month for the holidays, go enter to win!

Panasonic 31 Toughbook:

iPad 2:

Toshiba Thrive Tablet:

KitchenAid Stand mixer:

Nikon D5100:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

TEMPTU Limited Edition Everyday Luxury Holiday Set

Have you seen the new TEMPTU holiday airbrush gift set? It comes with a re-vamped look on TEMPTU's original aribrush system in white, plus a cute silver zip storage pouch, a instructional DVD, a user manual, an airpod holder, and a complimentary TEMPTU airpod foundation in your choice of color! Everything the makeup maven, or airbrush newbie could want in an airbrush package. The thing that I adore about the TEMPTU airpods is that they are super easy to use, and the foundation comes in a wide variety of colors, so that no matter if you have warm, neutral, or cool undertones, you can find a shade that fits your skin tone best! TEMPTU's system is also great because there is no need to fill a stylus with airbrush makeup...the airpods do that for you! Simply attach a airpod to the stylus and go! Perfect for makeup thats fast, flawless, and versatile.

I love the beautiful texture of TEMPTU's foundation airpods, it doesn't feel cakey, drying, or heavy on the skin. The foundation also makes it a snap to cover problem areas like undereye darkness, facial redness, and uneven skintones. TEMPTU works on skintones of every shade and texture, any ethnicity, and any age. The TEMPTU airbrush system is easy to use. Simply plug the TEMPTU system into an electric outlet, attach the stylus to the system with, attach an airpod of your choice, turn the system on, use the dial to choose the amount of coverage you would like, and then gently press the lever on the stylus and apply the makeup to your face (or someone else's if you're doing their makeup) while holding the stylus a few inches away from the face. The foundation dries quickly without feeling sticky or stiff, and because the color doesn't come blasting out in only one pressure, you can use sheer coverage, medium, and even go over areas for maximum coverage. The color is buildable and has a long-lasting effect that can last you all day. My skin gets oily throughout the day when I have foundation on, but I didn't have that problem when I used the TEMPTU system. My foundation stayed put and didn't fade like most other foundations that I've used. The airbrush quality really allows you to use your face as your canvas, and create the type of coverage that best fits your needs.

Silver TEMPTU zip case opened

Adapter and storage bag

Stylus attached to the TEMPTU system

Stylus resting on the System and ready for use

TEMPTU up close and personal

Power button on top of system

Pressure dial

TEMPTU AirPod Foundation with the cap off

TEMPTU AirPods resting in the TEMPTU Display Stand

Gorgeous looking system, huh? The entire gift set retails is available at for $275! You can also find it at Sephora for the same price! This would make a great gift for any ladies on your holiday shopping list. If you're unsure about what foundation shade you would need you can check out the TEMPTU Shade Finder to see which shades matches your skintone best. Alternatively you can go to your local Sephora and ask them for a TEMPTU demo and they can help you find the shade that matches your skin best.

Video demonstration from TEMPTU:

A photo of Amber's (my sister) finished look after using the TEMPTU airbrush foundation and then applying her usual eye, cheek, and lip makeup on top:

I adore my TEMPTU system and now Amber wants one too! The airpod works really well, the coverage is fab, and I like the feel and texture to the foundation. I want to try more of their airbrush blush airpods and highlight airpods in the future. This Limited Edition gift set is highly recommended, and I even love the cute silver case, perfect for storage when traveling with your TEMPTU system!

little chief honeybee's december giveaway

The ultra sweet and super awesome Kaelah over at Little Chief Honeybee is giving away an iPad2...for real!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Senna Cosmetics Holiday Gift Picks

I adore Senna Cosmetics and wanted to share a few of my suggestions for Senna products as holiday gifts this season. I recently got the Senna Cosmetics Face Sculpting Kit after taking a look at the colors. The trio of colors is meant for sculpting the face beautifully, and the cream-to-powder texture is awesome! I have light skin, so a lot of time contour colors are too orange or brown on me, but the pretty grey-brown that is matte and it works on all skin types. The kit also comes in a Shade 1 and Shade 2 kit, to accommodate different skin tones. It also comes with two highlight shades along with the contour color. The formula is smooth and pigmented, you only have to soft graze your finger over the sculpting shade and you'll see how pigmented it is. The colors are ease to blend and the kit also comes with Senna Cosmetics own Foundation 20 brush and a face chart to show how to accentuate and sculpt your face. The colors in this kit were hand created for the TV show Desperate Housewives, but people liked the shades so much that Senna decided to release the colors for purchase. The formula is oil-free and silky smooth and can work on a variety of skin textures both young and old.

I also recently tried the Senna Cosmetics Totally Transforming Concealer that comes in different shades and offers redness coverage as well as blemishes and other skin discolorations. The formula comes with a doe foot applicator, but you can also apply it with a brush such as Senna Cosmetics Concealer 12 brush. This concealer formula has a special ingredient called Centipeda Cunninghamii Extract that helps to reduce puffiness under the eyes as well as reduce the appearance of under eye darkness.

Here are swatches of all of the colors, both the Face Sculpting Kit in Shade 1 as well as the Totally Transforming Concealer in the shade Cool Light: