Monday, July 30, 2012

Anastasia Beverly Hills She Wears It Well Eye Shadow Palette

 Hi everyone! She Wears It Well is a stunning (and I mean stunning) nine shadow neutral palette that contains both cool and warm shades. It's a Sonia palette through-and-through! I don't think my HG Naked 2 palette is going to get any of my love for awhile. 

   The texture and pigmentation is wonderful, especially the mattes; I thought they were cream when I first swatched them - they're so creamy and smooth!
Also: perfect for travel! Contains a black that could be used as either liner and/or brow powder and a medium brown that could also be used as brow powder. Most importantly, for me, it contains a matte nude, It's a must have for me as I prefer a matte brow-bone. A definite must-have!

Trophy, Glow, Latte, Foxy, Sunset, Frosting, Onyx, Almond, and Toffee


Wouldn't expect anything less from Anastasia! So elegant!

Frosting lid to crease, Onyx as liner, and Almond on brow-bone.

Available for $34 for a limited time at Sephora & Anastasia Beverly Hills


Product sent by Anastasia Beverly Hills for consideration, opinions are my own.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

NOTD Sinful Colors Rich In Heart & Tokyo Pearl

    Hi everyone! I couldn't choose between Rich In Heart or Tokyo Pearl, so I decided to do an accent nail. 
      They both are sheer with just one coat and require 2-3 coats. Personally, I like that about Tokyo Pearl (a white pearl), looks lovely and lady-like with a single coat. Rich In Heart is a very shimmery black-based dark red. Can look almost black depending on the lighting. Some may consider it a Fall color and may be wondering why I'm wearing it, but I don't follow what's in during what season. ;P 

Any other shades from Sinful Colors I should check out? 

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow - Pearl Grey

    Pearl Grey ($29 for 0.088 oz.) is a medium grey with subtle blue and pink shimmer. It's not the most unique shade out there per-say but the application is.  It applies and blends like a dream. Not dry in the slightest bit so it makes it easy to wear as a sheer wash in crease (like I do) or a heavier application or full-on for a dramatic look.

Thanks for reading!


Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow - Almond

       Best way to describe Almond ($29 for 0.088 oz.) is: a medium, greyish, taupe-y tan with just enough fine pinky shimmer. Did I study it? A bit. But how could I not sit there and fawn over its' beauty? To top it off: it has a creamy, buttery feel and amazing pigmentation. Bland is not in Burberry's vocabulary. 
If you own any of their shadows, you know about that satisfying 'click'. If not: easily snaps shut or opens right away without having to fuss with it unlike some packaging out there (I'm looking at you 'Made in Taiwan' Edward Bess).  Looks and feels heavy & luxe -- definitely like a $29 eyeshadow should at that price-point. 


Delicious, right?


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Foods For Radiant Skin

Ever since I became vegan not only did I lose a lot of weight, I gained the best skin of my life. It's radiant and exfoliates constantly from the inside out. What your put on your skin is nowhere nearly as important as what you put into your body. Since eating all these foods my skincare routine is down to just 3 simple products: Grape seed oil for makeup removal, Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash (the best at removing the oil and mascara), and calamine lotion. 
Here are some of the foods I noticed have made the biggest difference:

The holy grail of foods. Well, at least to my people, lol. Avocado is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. It moisturizes my dry skin from within and is filling. If you're like me and you're not normally hungry in the mornings but know you need to eat something this is perfect.
Fresh & Easy Market I found has the best prices for this often expensive fruit (yes, it's a fruit!).

Instead of snacking on cookies or cakes, I often snack on grapes. Curbs my craving for sweets and hydrates. When frozen it curbs my craving for ice cream (which I don't crave so what am I talking about? You get used to not eating junk when you eat a pure diet).

 Oranges are also another fruit that's great for breakfast.They not only fill me up, hydrate, and give me lots of energy, but the vitamin c is especially important for cell-renewal.

 I looooove tomatoes. This is the vegetable I consume the most (fruit actually); I love to eat then Mexican-style, with sea salt and pepper. Sometimes I'll eat 4 in one sitting, love!

These I juice. 

I notice a big difference in my skin if I stop eating blueberries, and another big difference when I start to again. Only need to eat a handful a day.

Great plain (no dressing, yuck) or juiced along with beets (with oranges and apples to mask the taste). Beta carotene  is so important for great skin.

This is where the magic happens: Ginger is absolutely wonderful for detoxing and circulation, two things that are essential for great skin. I either add a tiny amount to my juices or I add to lemon water (drink every morning on an empty stomach). 

Lukewarm water in a mug (gently wakes up your stomach if it goes in the same temperature instead of shocking it)
Squeeze in the juice of 1/3 of a lemon
Cut and peel a few slices of ginger and add directly (I personally use a garlic press to extract the juice)
1 tsp honey or a dash stevia if you prefer it  sweetened

Loaded with vitamin K, Kale is great either added to juices or pan-roasted with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. It's delicious!

Also loaded with vitamin c just like oranges. Lemons are an alkaline food which balances your PH.

 Berries not only taste great, but they give flawless skin like it's nobodies business.

Make sure to drink a bit of water after eating fruits or lemons to get the fruit acids off your teeth.

Hope this is helpful!:)


Get Rid Of Milia

Hi everyone! I wanted to share this wonderful cloth with all of you: It's called a "waffle-weave microdermabrasion cloth" and when used with just plain water it exfoliates and resurfaces the skin. It's especially great around the eyes; when used gently it gets rid of milia and prevents it from coming back. When used on lids it helps eye-shadow go on smoother. I use mine in the shower; soak with water and do not squeeze out excess, gently exfoliate all around eyes. Do this about once a week. It can also be used all over the face, great for clogged pores as well. 
Do not use with soap or it wont scrub as well.

I get mine here: 

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