Laura Gellar Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!

Earlier this month, Laura Gellar celebrated 20 years of fabulousness.   In honor of such a prestigious milestone their latest collection encompassed the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s.  Shimmering reds, pinks and a  pearlescent…

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Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation

Covergirl launched earlier this May, the new “Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation”. Declared an oil free, lightweight, full coverage Foundation that includes Vitamins and Ensulizole Sun Broad Spectrum SPF 20.  Makeup is clearly moving in the…

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PHAMExpo 2017

The annual PHAMExpo (Professional Hair and Makeup Exposition) will take place in Pasadena on June 10th and 11th.  Featured guests include Influenster and Makeup Artist Kandee Johnson, Angel Merino and Jade Marie; Celebrity Makeup Artists…

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The Biggest Beauty Trends on The Met Gala Red Carpet

Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted the annual Costume Institute Gala.  Considered the “It” Fashion event of the year, the fundraiser celebrates the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual Fashion Exhibit.…

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Deck of Scarlet just released their newest collaboration!

Deck of Scarlet just released their newest collaboration with Youtube’s Beauty Expert @BabsBeauty.  The Summer collaboration is a combination of neutrals, mauves, purples, plums and golds.  The collaboration makes creating beauty looks for summer effortless and attainable.…

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No Tube of Mascara is Worth an Eye Infection

It’s funny how things work out.  I love to plan things.  If you know me well, you know I try my best to map things out whether it’s a trip, project or assignment.  After tax…

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Velvet 59’s Master Collaboration by Paris Manning

Last month I had the pleasure of attending  Velvet 59 x Impressions Vanity’s, “The Master Collaboration”.  The Master Collaboration took place in an intimate setting at the Impressions Vanity Store. Both experienced and novice Makeup Artist would…

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The Beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid Pro Finally Gives us a Reason to Ditch the Dupes!

The Beautyblender forever changed the way people applied makeup.  The Kabuki brush, similar to the Makeup Wedge, quickly became a thing of the past.  Even with its steep price tag, the Beautyblender’s ability to seamlessly blend foundation,…

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The Makeup Show 2017 dates have been released… and I couldn’t be more excited.

The Makeup Show season is quickly upon us.  Could I be more excited?  I think not!  This year, The Makeup Show has made some alterations with their existing schedule.  Rather than launching the Makeup Show in…

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Wet n Wild photofocus Foundation

In the beginning of the year, the beauty community was shook with the release of the new Wet n Wild photofocus Foundation.   The world of drugstore foundations is no longer synonymous with affordable.  Finding a “good” foundation retails on average…

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I fell in love with Skin Care Products from Hollywood’s biggest secret – Raya Spa

This winter my skin had the most unfortunate luck- it got drier.  Who knew that was possible?  I dream of smooth, dewy, pore less skin but reality, genes and well mother nature planned differently.  To…

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Evan Rachel Wood’s at the SAG Awards dominates the Red Carpet in a Blue Velvet Pantsuit and It Cosmetics

Evan Rachel Wood dominated the red carpet at the SAG Awards in a Blue, Velvet Pantsuit with a Neutral Eye and Bold Red Lip.  It’s been the talk of the town that she’s wearing pants!…

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Cargo Cosmetics Spring Summer 2017

The new Spring Summer 2017 collection mirrors Hawaii’s nature, beauty and overall fun. Cargo Cosmetics just launched their Spring Summer 2017 Collection.  Inspired by the beautiful state of Hawaii and in collaboration with the native singer @anahuajams.  I…

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Deck of Scarlet Teams up With Sonjdra Deluxe

“Deck of Scarlet” is the sexy, older sister in the realm of Makeup Subscriptions.  If you are not familiar with traditional Monthly Subscription Services.  Each month you receive a series of samples that vary in size…

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MustaeV Cosmetics Mood Therapy Masks

Skin Care is important in beauty; it’s no secret.  We’ve been told in order to achieve healthy, glowing skin we must monitor certain variables such as our diet, sleep and exercise.  If those weren’t enough, have you ever…

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Smashbox Light It Up: Holiday Lipstick Set

It’s crazy to think the holidays are only a few weeks away.  As a beauty enthusiast, I love seeing which beauty collections are released for the holidays.  This year, Smashbox has collaborated with the California Neon Artist,…

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“Red is Black” is Redefining Red Lipstick

Just in time for Fall, Ardency Inn added a new shade to their Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color line.  Their new color “Black is Red” is none other than a dimensional, deep, vampy, almost black-red.…

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Cargo Cosmetics “Land Down Under” Eye Shadow Palette

Oh my, it’s finally September.  If you’re like me, you have Fall on the brain.  You know what that means, Pumpkin Spice Latte’s, warm scented candles and cozy sweaters.  However, as a makeup lover I always…

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MustaeV Cosmetics Smudgeproof Catwalk Gel Liner

When Nikki Tutorials released her empowering video, “The Power of Makeup,” she reminded us makeup is more than face paint.  Which made me think-what makeup product creates the biggest impact?  If I had to choose, I…

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The Moondust Palette Made Me Re-Evaluate Life

While at Sephora, I couldn’t help but wonder, “Am I really that boring?”  Let me provide you with some background.  I am a person who wears neutral eyeshadows.  So I was surprised to find myself attracted…

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HAN Skin Care Cosmetics is an Example that All Natural Doesn’t Equal Expensive

In this day and age, products that are all natural, gluten and cruelty free with a hint of 100% Vegan are a magical recipe for success in just about any industry.  Morals and ethical reasons aside,…

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The Makeup Show Pop-Up Shop San Francisco 2016

Summer is almost over! It wouldn’t be summer without attending The Makeup Show Pop-Up Shop in San Francisco.  Unlike traditional Make Up Show events, the Makeup Show Pop-Up Shops are open to the public.  This…

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Violet Voss x Laura Lee Giveaway

Interested in your chance of winning the Violet Voss x Laura Lee eyeshadow palette? Don’t worry, if you weren’t able to purchase the palette during the first release, I am currently hosting an Instagram Giveaway!!! Head…

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Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum

Valencia Skin Care is a brand I probably would have never discovered if I wasn’t a beauty blogger.  The brand focuses on creating all natural, organic cosmetics that are free of toxins and Parabens.  Far from some…

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Color Correcting Concealer

Color Correction is anything but a new concept within the Cosmetics Industry.  Over the past month, color correction has gained such attention on social media; many are beginning to question whether or not it’s worth the hype.  Let me…

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Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Palette for Spring 2016

When Too Faced launches a new palette, it’s a safe indicator when the pre-release launch sells out within a few hours, that you need mark your calendar. The new Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette has been…

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Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm

Clinique rang in the New Year with a strong marketing campaign.  For the longest, the beauty house stood its ground amongst its peers by providing reliable, quality products without the need of flashy packaging or gimmicks.  Unfortunately, in…

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How to Remove Gel Nail Polish

I’m a sucker for a fresh mani.  There’s something transformative upon receiving a new coat of polish.  It’s as though I not only purchased manicured nails but an entirely new set of hands.  With that being…

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Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

Marc Jacobs doesn’t joke around when it comes to launching a new beauty product.  It is easy to see that each and every item within his beauty line incorporates his creativity and serious work ethic.…

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Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Eye Shimmer

From the creative brains of Nonie Creme, Founding Creative Director of Butter London, emerges her latest beauty endeavor, Nonie Creme Colour Prevails.  Found only at Walgreens, the cosmetics line includes nail polish, foundation, lip products and eye…

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Lush Cosmetics Cranberry Festive Face Mask

I especially enjoy using face masks to improve the appearance of my skin.  Whether I am trying to target acne or dry patches I find face masks worth investing my time.  This year LA has…

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YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE SATIN RADIANCE LIPSTICK

One of the recent Influenster and YSL Beauty collaborations featured the YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE SATIN LIPSTICK.  As someone who loves YSL, I was extremely excited to hear I was selected to receive a box.…

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MustaeV 10 Shade Lip Cream Palette

I’ll be the first to admit my lipstick collection until recently has been bland as I usually gravitates towards the “better than my lips” shade.  For the longest, my go-to shade has been the bareMinerals lipgloss…

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TwinMedix Resurface Serum

If there’s one thing I love about blogging it’s discovering new amazing products that actually work.  This past March I was first introduced to TwinMedix at the Makeup Show LA.  As an average consumer, my…

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ABH Shadow Couture World Traveler

When Summer began, everyone couldn’t stop talking about the release of the new Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Shadow Couture Palette.  As with all Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes, this one is limited edition so once it’s sold…

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Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow

It seems as though every beauty product Kat Von D releases becomes a cult classic.  The recently released Metal Crush Eyeshadows are no exception.  The eleven vibrant, bold shades are absolutely gorgeous. The Metal Crush Eyeshadow…

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MustaeV has me Tickled Pink Part 2

Last month I reviewed five eyeshadows from MustaeV cosmetics.  As promised, I created a look using the products with the exception of a few items: blush, highlighter, brow gel and bronzer.  So here’s to my very first…

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Colour Prevails Nail Polish

The most exciting part of blogging is seeing young brands grow and interact with existing power houses.  For Nonie Creme, such a statement is more than an observation, but a reality.  As the Co-Creator of the recently…

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed

It’s been four years since It Cosmetics released its revolutionary Bye Bye Pores Loose Powder.  For those of you whom haven’t tried this Finishing Powder before; may I ask, ” What are you waiting for?”…

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