Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Lovely Sdglitter has blessed me again with another AWARD.. AWWWW I feel the love

Hey my BA BEAUTIES!!!. One of my Favorite beauty Bloggers has blessed me once again with a Blog AWARD.. THANK YOU GIRLY.  Here is her Blog ---- SDGLITTER

This award is called the Laine Blogger Award 

So here are the rules
The Rules
1) Link back to the person who gave it to you.
2) Blog about your award.

3) Give this award to 5 bloggers & let them know you gave
it to them.

Time to Bless some divas 
1. Nancy-lee of Fashionchicsta

2. Stephanie of NewBeautyReview

3. Tina D of OfficialStinaD

4. Nikk of Beautytherapy
5.Bethan of Beautify with Beth



woo Hoo, I got tagged by the lovely Miss Niki

Hey my gorgeous ones. I am doing phenomenal in this tagging game. I got tagged by the lovely Miss Niki. Yes I am so late.. I swear I need to get better at these things.

Here are her lovely questions:

1)  What make-up brush is a must have in your collection? Now since I am fairly new to this wonderful world of makeup, my fav brushes to have is Sigma's performance eyes kit

2)  What is your favorite color to wear on your nails? Nail Polishes are my Achilles heel but my fav color is Purple.

3)  What was it that got you into make-up? I got introduced to it in my modeling days and was rekindled into it last year

4)  Addicted to The Hunger Games?? ((I had to ask a Hunger Games question LOL))  Unfortunately, I have not read of the books ( i must be the only one)

5)  What make-up trend can you live without? All the wonderful use of color and the double winged eyeliner.. So wicked

6)  What is your favorite season and why?  Fall. I love wearing my layers and love my sweaters. It is my season.

7)  Are you a professional make-up artist or self taught? Self taught though I may have to call on some of my pros to help :)

8)  Who is your #1 inspiration and why?  Will always be my mom. SHe always taught me to go for my dreams and never give up

9)  Must have cosmetic brand? Smashbox

10)  Who are your top 3 Favorite Beauty Bloggers? Stephanie of the new beauty review, Lady Sdglitter and Fashionchicsta

11)  Favorite Drugstore Product? Neutrogena oil free makeup remover

Though I wont tag just yet, I wanted to answer Lady Niki's questions.



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Do you feel Gud???????

Hey my lovelies and welcome to another installment of my POV. Today , I turn my attention to Gud. Gud is a new product line from one of my favorite natural companies, Burt's Bees. Gud is a new all natural product line that is not tested on animals and contains no parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals.

I was lucky enough to be able to receive this product for free. I am currently part of measure of influence site called Klout and because of my high level of influence in Beauty, I received this as a perk.

I decided to use these products for the week to see how I feel about them products.
1st - They smell amazing. The scents I received were Orange Petalooza Body Wash,  Floral Cherrynova Body Lotion and the Vanilla Flame Body Spray.

The Gud Box

2nd - All sizes received are full size. We are not talking even deluxe sized samples. FULL SIZE. This means I can truly assess what I have.

Vanilla Flame Body Spray

Floral CherryNova Body Lotion

Orange Petalooza Body wash

3rd: The scents are wonderful without being overwhelming. Even with washing, moisturizing and spritzing  with three different scents , I do not feel I fragrance overwhelmed.

All over these products well make you feel great and refreshed.
The orange petalooza body wash suds up so well and you honestly do not need to use a lot on your loofah to get very clean.

With the Floral cherrynova body lotion, you do need to be careful in squeezing out the lotion. Burt's bees loves making their lotions thick and this body lotion is no different.

The body spray you really only need two spritzes and you are good to go.

If any of my beauties are looking for an all natural body regimen, I submit Gud to be a great choice for you. The price points for these products are amazingly cost effective. Prices range from $5.00  to $12.00. For a full list of products, please check the website


Friday, March 16, 2012

Pucker Up @eosproducts

Hey my BA Beauties and welcome to another installment of my POV. Today, we are going to PUCKER UP.
Hello My Soup Coolers

Yes our gorgeous lips are on display for the world every day and in world of Chapstick , Blistex and Carmex, how will you know what to choose from. Well,  I found something that feel great on these soup coolers of mine.  Introducing the Evolution of smooth or  EOS Sphere Lip balm.

Here are my spheres Red- summer fruit, Light Green- Honeysuckle honey dew and Blue - Sweet Mint
Now, I have seen these wonderful spheres talked about on various YouTube videos and seen glowing reviews on different beauty websites. I decided to give them a try. I consider myself a Blistex and Carmex girl because Chapstick did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for my lips. (I hope you notice how I bolded that)
 Now I have had these for about 4 months and if you notice, the Summer fruit is almost gone. I am
Barely any left 

trying my best not to use them all at once and use each as they slowly go. What I can tell you is that each of them make my lips feel supple and soft  and the taste is not too bad either. The EOS spheres are 95% organic and 100% natural. ( So all my lovelies that love all natural, you need this in your life)

All the spheres are packed with

antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil.

Honeysuckle Honeydew

Sweet Mint
<---- This is what they look like when they are full.

You lovelies can pick these up at your local drugstore and on average are $3.29. However, if you are not drugstore shopper and are an online shopping junkie, you can order from EOS online store or

Well my Beauties, I do hope you add these lovely spheres to your lip care arsenal.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Want Your Bod to feel like Butter.... Review of Burt's Bees Honey, Almond & Shea Body butter

Hey my Loves. Welcome of to another installment of my P.O.V.  Today, I am going to talk about Burt's Bees Honey, Almond and Shea Body Butter. I received this body butter as part of set in a giveaway I had won a couple months back. One of the reason for the delay in review is because I already have Vaseline intensive rescue repairing moisture lotion (which by the way, I love) but I have to say, this body butter is thick and feels really good.

Size shown is 6.5oz/185g
Be warned. When I say thick, I mean it. Be careful how much you apply.

 My suggestion is not to scoop too much out or you will be rubbing into your skin for a bit.  Once applied, your skin will feel amazing and you will smell like a candy bar (specifically an almond joy)

See how thick and creamy that is ?

I have seen some reviews on this on but since I have not tried the older formulation, I can only give you my opinion on the current one.

I will warn that if you are not into fragrance, you may want to pass up this butter. The fragrance does last for a while and you will probably hear comments such as " What is that lovely smell?'

I submit for you  trying assessment , the Burt's bees Honey, Almond and Shea body butter


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Put the Base on your Face - Review of Smashbox HD Healthy F/X foundation

Hey my Lovelies. Welcome to another installment of my P.O.V.. Today I am going to talk about one of my current foundations, Smashbox HD Healthy F/X  Foundation.

********** Clause. I purchased these myself from smashbox myself***************

My foundation routine is Smashbox Photo Finish primer, Smashbox High Definition Concealer in medium  and Smashbox HD healthy F/X Foundation.
Photo finish foundation primer

HD Concealer in Medium

HD Healthy F/X Foundation in Medium

1st- I put on primer. The primer helps the foundation last all day and it feels amazing on your face. Also, primer is a great barrier so you do not put the foundation directly on your skin.  The primer is extremely light weight.

here is my concealer
2nd - Concealer for my dark circles and any spots that may need a little hiding. Even though it is in medium, it is still lighter than my foundation. Smashbox has a wonderful option in choosing your concealer . YOu can click on each shade to find out what suits you and your skins undertones. While I do like this concealer, You do have to be careful not to put on too much as you will be blending for a hot minute.

3rd - Once I have concealed my dark circles and such, I apply the HD foundation.
There is my foundation
I do not put a lot on my hand And I do the four dots with my Sigma F84 angled Kabuki brush.
I so love this brush.
Now when I say four dots, I mean forehead, each cheek and chin and then proceed to blend.

Why I do love the Sigma F84 is it helps blending foundation so easily. Being angled, just helps you reach all the corners and contours of your lovely face.

Now once I am done, my face is pretty polished without feeling cakey.

The HD Healthy F/X Foundation  is a very light yet effective foundation. I will be looking for a full coverage but I am not in a rush since I love my freckles and I want them to show through.

The cost involved for each is as follows :

Photo finish Primer (which is for  perfect skin) is $36. Smashbox does have a perfect primer finder to help with determining the best primer for your skin type.

High Definition Concealer Is $20.

High Definition Healthy F/X  UVA/UVB SPF 15 Oil Free is $38.

I submit for your trying approval the Smashbox Foundation Routine.

Be Gorgeous. Be Wonderful. Be You.

11 is the Magic Number.. Tag you are SOOOOO IT!!!

Hey my BA Beauties. Im feeling kind of special right now. I just got tag from one of my Fav beauty Bloggers Lady Stephanie of The New Beauty Review . She recently got tagged from a fellow beauty blogger. I will be passing this along people so you have been warned.

 Here are the lovely rules:

- You must post these rules.
- Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
- Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
- You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.
- Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
- No tag backs.
- No stuff in the tagging section about 'you are tagged if you are reading this'. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

Here are the questions from Lady Steph :

1.) What does the word "Beauty" mean to you? Beauty means that inner happiness and glow. When you are feeling wonderful and happy, that means beauty to me

2.) What are your favorite makeup & skincare products? Since I am still new to makeup and such, my fav makeup is my Smashbox HD foundation ( doesnt hide my freckles and blends so well) and fav skincare is my Fresh Soy Cleanser. (feels just amazing)

3.) Favorite movie? I am a movie buff so this is kind of tough but I will say Living Out loud because sometimes you really have to

4.) Who do you love most in the world? My Mom. she has taught me to be strong and always go for my dreams

5.) If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be and why?
I would love to meet Janet Jackson because I have loved her music since I was young and since I am a freelance photographer, she would amazing to shoot.

6.) What's the best part about being "you"? Staying around more positive people and always believing things happen for a reason.

7.) What trait do you dislike most in others? Lack of self confidence or esteem. We are all good and lovely in our own ways. Do not let the world tear you down.

8.) What makes you feel glam? Honestly, skinny jeans.. I am addicted to them.

9.) Favorite food? Thai, and Chinese (good stuff)

10.) Who influences you most in your field? I used to work in fashion so biggest influences in working harder was a former Boss , Ann.

11.) If you could travel to any destination, where would you go? Japan and South Korea.

 Here are my 11 questions:

1) When did you fall in love with makeup?
2) If you could meet anyone ( not necessarily famous) who would it be?
3) Your must have beauty product
4) Your Favorite Game
5) What is your biggest inspiration?
6) What are your favorite Makeup brushes?
7) Who do you consider a Fashion Icon?
8) Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
9) What made you start a beauty blog?
10) You cannot live without ___________ ( fill in the blank)
11) Your Favorite time of day

Ok lovelies you are now it

Stefanie G. (
Lacey H (
Bethan W. (
Tina D (
My Lovely SD Glitter (
Nykkey B (
Maryam M (
Lovely Glamor (
Kristen W (
Emily M. (
Holly Ann (

I cannot wait to see your answers Ladies

BE Gorgeous. Be wonderful. Be you

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I Heart my Indie Lee Body Scrub

Hello My BA Beauties. Welcome to another installment of my P.O.V.  Today, I am going to talk about my love for my Indie Lee Body Scrub.

The Body Scrub.. as if you can't read it :)

I was introduced to the Indie Lee body scrub from my Beauty army kit for February.  Now, I love baths. (weird right :) but when I saw this as one of my monthly choices, I had to try it. I have tried many body scrubs through out my 35 year lifetime but Ms. Indie Lee's is by far one of the better ones. Just to give you all a little background on Indie Lee. She is a brain surgery survivor who on Earth 2009 was given a second chance at life. When she found out the environmental  toxins were the cause of her tumor, she began her quest to create the finest beauty products using nothing but natural ingredients.

Once I got this in my hands, I proceeded to take my bath. Barring any bad visuals from that statement, when I used my scrub gloves with the scrub, it was AAAAAMMMMMAAAAZZZZIIIIINNNNNGGG!!!! As most of you maybe aware, some scrubs may feel a little to rough on your skin, but not with on. It is just right, You feel like you are taking of your dead skin with out feeling like you removed all your skin.  Once, you are done, you are left with a very gentle coconut and citrus scent and base. Your skin will fell amazing and you will smell great.

What the scrub looks like

I have also learned from Indie Lee herself that she will have a trunk show at Henri Bendels here in NYC. If any of my BA Beauties are in the city March 19th -25th, definitely come out and support.

I submit for your consideration, Indie Lee. Here is her link.
Also, if any of you are interested in trying the monthly service from Beauty Army, click here


Sunday, March 4, 2012

I Received a Blog AWARD!!!! I am so Honored

Hey My BA Beauties. This blog post is a bit delayed because I wanted to make sure I did it right. About 3 weeks ago, I received my first Blog award from one of my coolest followers Miss SDsparkles7.  I am and still so honored. I know this post is long overdue but I wanted to make sure I found 5 blogs I wanted to pass the award on to.

The rules for this award are actually quite simple. ( I copy and pasted, I did)

***This award is meant ONLY for people who have a blog dedicated to makeup...thats why the "Beauty"***

The person who receives the award should link back to the person who gave the award 

The person who receives this award must pass this on to 5 other beauty blogs that he/she follows and out of the 5 one should be a newly discovered blog 

The person who receives the award should list 5 trends of makeup that he/she likes or dislikes or both 

The best rule - The person who receives the award should post a link to Beauty-Ful Blog Awards So people who have not received the award can nominate themselves 

FIRST special link to BA Beauty who gave me the award SDGLITTER's Blog 

So here are the blogs I nominate for this award

2) Tina D

5) Daly Beauty ( recently discovered since I just began to follow her on twitter)

So far as the trends go in makeup:

1) Loving the cleansing brushes for cleaning the face rather than using your hands
2) The introduction of brighter colors using on the eyes
3) The new Nail polish collection colors (especially from OPI)
4) Foundation Primers ( feel wonderful on and helps your foundation last)
5) More environmentally friendly cosmetics and tools


Are any of my lovelies "Fresh"?

Good Morning my BA Beauties. Today's POV is about one of my skincare cleansers. It is called the Soy Face Cleanser from Fresh.  I was introduced to Fresh by my sis and fellow BA Beauty. She has been using the Soy facial cleanser for 2 years. I started using the Soy Face cleanser for about 2 months and it is extremely gentle. What I love about the cleanser is how extremely gentle it is. The cleanser can be used on all skin types which is phenomenal.

50ml cost $15.00

What it looks like from the tube

The cleanser goes on the face very gentle and it does not lather very much. For those of you that want a cleanser to over lather, this will not be good for you. Now once you rinse your face, it will feel refreshed and your skin doesn't feel very dry.

30 ML costs $80.00
When I purchased my cleanser, I was given a sample of  the Black Tea Age Delay Serum as a follow up. My rep Jeff was kind enough to say, its not like you need the age delay but why not start preventative measures now.  I used the serum right after I pat dry my face and it felt amazing.

I completely enjoy using the soy cleanser and the black tea serum. I rate the cleanser  for me 10/10. I am glad to have such a gentle yet effective cleanser.
My only grimace face about Fresh is their price point.
They are not cheap. In fact some items are very expensive and it may throw some of you of because of the sizes are not so large.

What I will say though is if you have the funds to spare, try the soy face cleanser. The size I purchased is only $15.00 so give it go.

If any of you beauties try it, please let know what your experience is and remember:


Friday, March 2, 2012

We all Need a lil Alloy in our lives.

Hey my beauty loves. This P.O.V. is about my love for Alloy. For those of you who have seen my affiliations video, you guys are aware that I am now currently affiliated with Alloy. Now, before you start yelling and screaming, I have been shopping at Alloy for years.  I am a 6'1" female so Alloy is a god send when it comes to having long pants and jeans in my life. Let me just show a few pairs of my denim and pants
Spoon Jeans extended tab size 7 inseam 35"

Paris Jeans size 9 inseam 37'

Cargo Pants size 7 inseam 37"

Standards and Practices Destructed denim Size 5 inseam 37"

Truck flare Jeans size 9 inseam 37"

Four Stars Skirts leggings size s long
As you can see, long and lean pants and jeans.  (I know the sizes are different but I have been going through weight fluctuations, no no I eat of the regular but where I did work, I was on my feet all day and just dropped weight over the last 3 years)

Also, I love Alloy's tops and blouses. They have great basic tees (which every girl needs in her wardrobe) and fabulous over the shoulder tops and blouses.
Basic Tees

Off the shoulder tops

New Button down tanks

Alloy is a Junior and teen clothing company but because I cant find some places that carry pants in length and sizes I need, Alloy has become my friend. The pants fit well. comfortable not to tight and fit amazing. We all know what its like to try and find clothes that fit us beautifully. The best thing about Alloy is the run from sizes 0-25  and then longest inseam of 37" (I know all my leggy beauties love this).

And currently loves they are offering a great set of coupons:

 15% coupon on any order 15% Off ANY Order with code APC15A. Valid 2.16 -3.23.12.

Free shipping on orders over $25  Free Shipping on Orders Over $25 with code APCAFF. Valid 2.16 -3.23.12.

$20 off any order over $75  Take $20 Off ANY Order Over $75 with code 2APCA. Valid 2.16 -3.23.12.

So my beauty loves, I do hope that you take advantage of these great deals and give Alloy a try. If any of you, let me know.



Good Morning my BA Beauties and Happy Friday. Today, I received some fabulous information about a contest that is going on. Whip Hand Cosmetics founded by Riese Lauriat is running a great contest called "Fame Your Name" Makeup naming contest. You will have the opportunity to name a new makeup remover for Whip Hand Cosmetics.

Are any of my BA beauties feeling extra creative??? I hope so. Honestly, who would not want to be immortalized?????? So lovelies I am going to give you all the information below about the contest below. I do hope my readers enter and have great time!!!!!!! Just as a FYI, I am not being sponsored by Whip Hand about this contest. I am entering as well but I want all my beauties to have a opportunity to be creative directors.. ENJOY!!!!!

Here are the information and rules

Luxury cosmetics brand Whip Hand Cosmetics launches the “Fame Your Name” Cosmetics Naming Contest, which asks fans to name the company’s new makeup remover product. The Grand Prize winner’s name will be featured on the product and packaging.

Who better to name your new cosmetic product then the people who are most passionate about makeup, beauty and fashion? And who better to promote alongside that new product than the next generation of up-and-coming beauty and fashion talent who developed the name?
Luxury cosmetics and beauty brand Whip Hand Cosmetics is launching the “Fame Your Name” Cosmetics Naming Contest, which asks makeup artists, cosmetics junkies, fashion designers, models, photographers, stylists, beauty and cosmetics bloggers and fans to help the edgy, up-and-coming, Detroit-based cosmetics and beauty company name its new makeup remover product.
In return, the Grand Prize recipient will have their winning name featured on the Whip Hand Cosmetics makeup remover product and packaging at the company’s official launch and debut at The International Makeup Artists Trade Show in New York City, April 14 & 15, 2012.
Even better, Whip Hand Cosmetics will include a card profiling the Grand Prize Winner with every bottle of the makeup remover the company ships for the next year. The winning entry will become the official, permanent name of the makeup remover product.
Enter the contest today at the Whip Hand Cosmetics “Fame Your Name” Cosmetics Naming Contest.
“Whip Hand Cosmetics was built on the idea that we wanted to create a company that included beauty, fashion and cosmetics professionals in the process of creating exceptional, innovative and trend-setting products that met and exceeded professionals’ needs,” explains Riese Lauriat, Whip Hand Cosmetics Founder and Chief Makeup Artist.  “Even more importantly, we believe in promoting great talent, regardless of their level of experience, credentials, pedigree, or connections. That’s why we took the step of upping the ante, by giving the person with the winning name the opportunity to be promoted alongside our product when it ships.”
The contest asks beauty, makeup and fashion professionals, as well as the public, to come up with a name for Whip Hand Cosmetics’ new makeup remover product.
Whip Hand Cosmetics is accepting entries for the first round of the contest until midnight EDT Monday, March 12, 2012. The contest is open to U.S. residents, 18 years or older.
A group of judges at Whip Hand Cosmetics will choose the final five most promising names from all of the entries and announce them Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 on the Official Whip Hand Cosmetics Facebook page. The product name that receives the most “Likes” during the public voting period will become the official name of the makeup remover product.
The four Runners-Up will receive a $25 Whip Hand Cosmetics Gift Certificate and a free 8 oz. bottle of the makeup remover when it’s released.
For more information on the Whip Hand Cosmetics “Fame Your Name” Contest, including officials rules, please visit

Enjoy My Beauties and remember