Thursday, June 12, 2014

MAC x Kelly Osbourne Collection "Dodgy Girl" Swatch . The Perfect shade for Dark Skin !


Once news of the new MAC x Kelly Osbourne Collection hit a few months ago I didn't really think much of it UNTIL I actually saw the colors that would be in this collection.  I fell in love with every single shade of lipstick in the collection and I was kicking myself when I missed the online launch. One in particular captured my heart , and that shade is "Dodgy Girl" , the Matte Lavender hue in the collection.  So today when the collection hit the stores , I made my way to the MAC store here in NY and to my dismay EVERY  single color was sold out .  My response was " but it's only 11:30?!??" - These MAC girls don't play!! I was still determined to check MACY's as a plan B, and (cue Choir) they had just a FEW of my coveted "Dodgy Girl" and "Kelly Yum Yum" ( thats the satin Fuchsia shade) available .  It was fate.  I LOVE "Dodgy Girl!"  I would have purchased "Riot House" ( Matte Orange shade) if it too was available.   Check out "Dodgy Girl" on my Dark skin (below)  ..  

"Dodgy Girl" is the purrrrrrfect vibrant matte lavender shade for the Summer season ( who am I kidding? Its fab for EVERY season! ) in my opinion.  


 Although its a bit lighter it reminds me of Riri Boy which I really loved and was unable to get, although they say Up the Amp is a dupe for Riri Boy Up the Amp is not a Matte and I love when these shades have a Matte finish so that too is what drew me into "Dodgy Girl". I exfoliate and treat my lips regularly , so wearing a Matte is never a issue for me.  So if you love(d) Riri Boy this shade should be in your collection too!  You can shop the collection online or at MAC Stores and participating Department Stores . 


Good Luck Happy Thursday!!

Friday, June 6, 2014

LORAC PRO Palette 2 Preview !!!!

I am SOOOO excited for the release of the PRO Palette 2 which features 8 shimmer / 8 matte cool toned shades which are totally on trend right now ( did you see Rihanna's CFDA icy smoldering eyes??) . You can get your hands on this super cool ( no pun intended) palette ($42)  June 15th at Ulta.com.  Can't wait to get my pretty little fingers on these colors. I love that there is a second palette I hope LORAC continues with different variations!  Check out the video below to get a sneak peak at the new palette . Happy Friday!! 






LORDE x MAC "PURE HEROINE" ... LOVE IT!

I was one happy girl today when my LORDE x MAC "Pure Heroine"  lipstick came in the mail.  I really have a love for purple shades and although I already have the cult classic "Heroine" ( which is more of a vibrant matte purple) .  I HAD to get this Amplified Deep Eggplant hue ( $16 / MAC Cosmetics) to add to my group of purples. With overnight shipping it arrived in less than 24 hours - Ordered yesterday ( release date) , and it arrived this evening.  I absolutely LOVE this color, and I am all about breaking "typical guidelines" and I will SOOOOO be wearing a dark lip through out the Summer , as many save deep hues for the fall/ winter months.  All you girls who are not big fans of Matte shades will LOVE the creamy sheen of this lipstick , all the pigment without the drying.  Check out this gorgeous shade below . Surprisingly , unlike most limited edition colors this one isnt sold out (YET) , so make sure you check it out here .


Hurry up Girls ! + Happy Friday

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bright Eyed and Refreshed in 3 steps with Lancome Le Corrector Pro


Le Corrector Pro in "550 Deep Suede OS" ...  My fellow Dark Skin girls you can rejoice,  Lancome has got us covered !!!


Finding the right concealer can be very tricky.  Also finding the right product to set it is a whole other task in itself.  Luckily for some who are not that advanced in pairing products or even the whole application process Lancome has come to the rescue with the new Le Corrector Pro ( $38) . This concealer comes in 8 different shades ranging from Fair to Deep (see below) , which makes me very pleased because its really hard to find products that cater to a broad range ( especially when you are in the darker skin tone range).  



Although this set is not intended for this , they can totally be used to "Contour"  in order to do that you have to make sure to buy a set darker than your exact shade.  You can achieve a natural realistic contour .  
Another added bonus is that this set and includes a "tutorial" guide to help you achieve a flawless concealer application every time with the three components "Correct" "Even" and "Set".  Check out the easy, 3 step process to hiding and brightening those eyes !  




Lancome Le Corrector Pro is available Online and exclusive at Bloomingdales and Nordstrom. 



Monday, May 5, 2014

Moisturize Protect Glow with Josie Maran Argan Hydrate & Protect Deluxe 3-pc Collection



I'm excited about this exclusive 3pc set available starting today on QVC and through QVC.com  ( while supplies last) .  This super set ( $69. 96)  includes -  Daily Moisturizer with SPF47  ,  Ultra Lightweight Moisturizing oil and the Argan Color stick.  So you're protecting your skin, moisturizing, priming and then adding a flush of color all for a natural yet polished look. Perfect regimen for the upcoming summer season, weekends , and vacation.  For more information  go to QVC.Com 

SPRING SUMMER BODY PREP : Spring is your Summer Body Bootcamp!


Burt Bees Brightening Collection :  Eye Treatment ($20) , Dark Spot Corrector ($20) , Refining Tonic ($12)|  Mio High Intensity Body Care :   Boob Tube + Bust Firmer  ($48) , Shrink to Fit Cellulite Smoother ($56) , Skin Tight Tightening Serum ($56) | Soap and GlorySummer Body, The Firminator™ Special Bikini Body Formula ($36) ,  The Firminator™ Targeted Arm Toning & Smoothing Formula ($34), One Night Tanned™ Instant Beach-Bronze Buttergel ($24) | Toppik : Toppik Hair Nutrition 2 in 1 Capsules ($19) |

Bright Skin
Besides enjoying the lovely sunshine and flowers that come along with it being Spring, its CRUNCH TIME to get in gear for Summer.  First things first, with the rising temperatures we will want to wear less makeup , and clear skin is very crucial.  Going concealer-less is a no sweat for some, but if you have those unsightly "dark circles" ,  treating them now is your best bet. Also it would be ideal to treat any other dark blemishes that you rely on foundations / BB and CC Cremes to cover.  Not saying we wont be wearing any makeup at all, but on Beach Days, Vacation, etc.. its nice to go Makeup-less and have flawless skin to go with it.  The Burt Bees Brightening Collection is ideal to get Summer Ready "Flawless : I woke up like this"  Skin!

Tight Rocking Bod + Long Luscious Locks 

Photos : Beyonce Tumblr




















If you haven't seen enough of great Body Inspiration from Beyonce's Tumbler to her Album Videos to Rihanna's lates Vogue Brasil spread, there is inspiration EVERYWHERE to " get it right and get it tight" . Mio offers options from Boob Tube ( firm and define those girls!) , Skin Tight and Shrink to Fit - all in the name of creating a "tighter you".  Im thankful to Soap and Glory for creating a Arm Toning Formula - most women find the arms to be a  problem area , and during the Summer months - who wants to be in long sleeves ( unless its chic long sleeves) ?  Once you've got "Bodied for Summer" , you can accentuate it all with a great Bronzer / Tanner like the One Night Tanned Instant Beach Bronze Buttergel , because we all look good with a tan ! Long beach waves is the official hair trend for the past couple of summers, and although now we don't have to wait for our own hair to grow ( thanks to clip ins,  wigs, etc..) , its nice to have some natural length.  Treat your hair from the inside with Toppik 2 in 1 Hair Nutrition Capsules.

I hope you've found my Summer Bootcamp useful and Rome was not built in a day and neither is a fabulous Summer Glamazon - so get to it !!

Happy Monday! 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Who doesn't love a sample sale ?


If you're in the NYC area you HAVE to check out this amazing sample sale.  Details below: 



Here's a preview of the fab finds that will be available at the super luxe sample sale this week here in NYC.  

Happy Shopping !!!!