Jul 2, 2014

Product Review coming up!

Beyond excited about my new pigments and eyeshadow from Sugarpill and BEN NYE! My true Make-Up Junkies know why I'm excited lol!

Product review coming soon via my Beauty Blog.  

Jun 5, 2014

My new BLUSH got me Blushing!

As a makeup artist I have tons of blushes for my clients but as for me I only like two on my complexion.  Its kinda weird because I will wear any color lipstick, and any color eyeshadow but won't really delve into different blushes. 

I said all of that to say... honey I got a new blush that definitely got me blushing I am freaking in love with it!!!

It's Pierre Hardy x NARS High Voltage Blush - Rotonde

It's more of a Spring/Summer blush but I can definitely see myself wearing it all year around.  It's a gorgeous Peachy/Orangey color. More Orange then peach tho! A little goes a super long way… just the slightest touch of a blush brush is all you need. If you are a makeup junkie like me than you know NARS has some of the best blushes. Nars blushes last forever... No joke!

The pics below is me wearing the NARS Pierre Hardy Blush in Rotonde

DIY: Scrub that's beyond GOOD!

I was talking to one of my really good friends that I've had since 4th grade and I advised her as to what facial scrub she needs to go get it! Which is the Microdelivery by PHILOSOPHY.   BUT it's actually pretty expensive Eeeeek! :(

So then I thought about it and remembered there is an amazing scrub that is literally right in your kitchen and can be done for free!  Yasssss hunti I said FREE!

To create the scrub, just mix together half a cup of coarse brown sugar with a tablespoon of honey, a little olive oil, and 1/4 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, then apply all over your body/ FACE and rinse. The scrub not only smells delicious, but leaves your skin feeling ultra-smooth.

However if your skin is super sensitive I recommend you just mix of the brown sugar or Raw sugar with a teaspoon of your current cleanser. 

May 5, 2014

Can black lipstick really be wearable?

Cruisin down Pinterest and all these gorgeous editorial magazines and I am seeing that the black lipstick trend is really in full force.  However in the streets near me... Malls, and wherever else I have not yet to see someone actually take on the trend. So of course you know me I love dare to wear!

I simply lined my entire lip with black eyeliner from Calvin Klein cosmetics. I pat a little bit of black eyeshadow on top of the lip to give a deeper black look and to seal the deal I added a little bit of gloss on top! Adding gloss is optional, if you don't add gloss ill just give you a nice Matt look.

Beauty Tips from other BEAUTY BLOGGERS

As a beauty blogger I love to share what other bloggers are advising... So here you go! Yaaassss honey these are tips you will definitely love.  Plus its supper easy! Thank me later!

• Aspirin + Shampoo = Dandruff Destroyer
“Mix two crushed aspirin tablets with your shampoo. The OTC drug has salicylic acid to nix flakes.” –Alexis Wolfer,thebeautybean.com

• Honey + Yogurt = Shine Enhancer
“Apply 4 tablespoons of honey and a cup of yogurt to wet hair, let sit for three minutes; rinse. Honey hydrates. Yogurt adds gloss.” –Silvana Giacalone, glitzglambudget.com

• Conditioner + Shower Cap = Mega Moisturizer
“Apply conditioner, then put on a shower cap for a few minutes. The steam from the shower helps the product sink in faster.” –Nicole Pearl, thebeautygirl.com

Related: When to Clean Your Makeup Drawer

• Sea Salt + Olive Oil = Silky Legs
“Mix two parts sea salt with one part olive oil. Optional: add a pinch of ginger for an aromatherapy boost.” –Amber Katz,beautybloggingjunkie.com

• Baking Soda + Water = Glowing Face
“If you’ve got sensitive skin, mix some baking soda with water for a cleanser. The fine granules make for zero irritation.” –Lara Ramos, theglossarie.com

• Sugar + Coconut Oil = Supple Pout
“Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil for a yummy lip exfoliator.” –Nicole Pearl, thebeautygirl.com

Got this from All you MAGAZINE :)

Apr 11, 2014

A few reasons why Coconut oil is a MUST!

Honey Chile let me tell you one of the things that make me smile nowadays is Coconut Oil... well Extra Virgin coconut oil that is (ECVO). Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oil in the world.

Coconut Oil very good at hydrating skin. It sinks in deep, conditions, moisturizes, and softens skin. It isn’t pumped full of water or petroleum byproducts like many commercial cleansers or lotions either. Skin is kept clean by an oily substance called sebum. When sebum mixes with too much dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells it can clog pores and lead to acne and other blemishes and honey who wants that?!!
I love the fact that Coconut oil naturally clears away dirt, grime, and dead skin cells. It even has some antibacterial properties, killing off harmful bacteria. Coconut oil is the all-in-one natural solution to all your skin problems! I know what ya thinking... Why didn't unknown this earlier in life.  Don't worry, better late than never.  But wait there is more...

EVCO soothes bug bites, speeds healing, helps with rashes, gets rid of flaking skin, softens and shrinks wrinkles, protects against sun damage, keeps tans longer, acts as an antioxidant to prevent cellular aging, and so much more. It removes makeup easily and even makes the perfect massage oil.

Please make sure your EVCO is organic/pure! USDA approved! 

My EVCO is by Better Body foods... Stay tuned because my next post will be why EVCO is great for your hair!

Mar 19, 2014

Q & A: Eyeshadow Primer

Here is a question from one of readers...
Q: What is eye shadow primer? Do I really NEED it? 
A: YEEEEESSSSSS!!!!! If you prime your wall before you paint it a gorgeous color, your desired look will be true to color and last a long time. I know, I know you are probably saying "Monica, what does this have to do with beauty?" lol Well, the same concept goes for your eyes. As a result of priming your eyes first before applying eyeshadow, your flawless look will last longer and prevent creasing. A good primer will stop your natural oils in your skin from mixing with your eyeshadow. 
There are 3 shadow primers that are the BEST in the world of make-up...

URBAN DECAY PRIMER POTION
This primer has most MakeUp Artist and make-up addicts panties in a bunch because its an awesome product. This what I currently use at the moment and honey I love it!! Highly recommend it.

Two faced shadow Insurance
This is another great primer that is loved by many. It does the job! 

NYX eyeshadow base
This primer is less expensive yet very effective. This base is great for giving your eye shadow a more vibrant look but I find that it does not stop any natural oil like the Primer potion and Too faced. 
The pictures below show are me using Urban Decay Primer Potion and NYX eyeshadow base on one of my clients

Mar 3, 2014

Quick Beauty Tip: Mascara

What do you do with your mascara when you are done with it? Gurrrrl, you better save that money! Instead of tossing them in the trash when your mascara expires, wash and repurpose those wands! You can use them as an eyebrow brush, even applying a bit of color before sweeping across your brows. Or, spray with hairspray and use them to brush and keep your eyebrows in place.
Well as always I hope this helps!

Feb 22, 2014

My MakeUp look!

Hey honey... here is my list of of what I used to beat this face to the gawds...lol!

Foundation: black opal
Eyeshadow: barlust from the Urban Decay smoked palette and half baked The Naked palette #1
Cream Blush: minor crisis by lipstick Queen
Lipstick: black cherry and cherry blossom by Revlon

Feb 19, 2014

Quick Beauty Tip: Eyeliner

To keep your liner behaving, sweep loose or pressed powder right under the eye liner on your bottom lid. It creates somewhat of a barrier, preventing your eyeliner from traveling downward.


Well as always, I hope this helps!