Friday, December 30, 2011

Totally Loving - NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette

NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Pallete Limited Edition $65 at Sephora - Based on the exquisite tradition of Kabuki theatre, a classical Japanese dance drama, this palette features six high-pigmented cheek powders that let you play up your features like a true performance artist.

I am so in love with this palette. I was shopping at the Sephora Downtown SF and stumbled across this bad boy. I knew I just had to buy this. I love NARS blushes in general. Orgasm has become a part of my everyday go to blush. First of all it is a really good value at $65! One single blush at 0.16oz costs $27, so 6 blushes at 0.12oz for $65 is a good value. This palette also reminded me of the contour blush palette I use from Coastal Scents. I can use this everyday! There is a gorgeous highlighter blush, Hungry Heart, that when I run out I will definitely be purchasing the single version! Sadly, this beautiful palette was limited edition. I am sure that you can still find it online somewhere or hopefully NARS/Sephora will make this permanent!

Hungry Heart




Super Orgasm


Birchbox - December

1. Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional - Camouflage visible pores with this velvety face primer. The Translucent formula works wonders beneath makeup.
2. Harvey Prince Yogini - Take a deep breath and relax with this calming scent. Notes of sandalwood, Egyptian myrrh, and grapefruit will help you feel as good as you smell.
3. Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Birchbox Pink - We teamed up with one of our favorite brands to create this custom fuchsia shade. Apply one coat for semi-sheer pigment, or build it for a hot pink pout.
4. Olie Biologique 004 Huile Moderne - Five organic essential oils - including argan, rosehip, and bergamot - team up to moisturize face, body, and hair. A true superhero product for the winter months.
5. PREP ShowStoppers Designer Fashion Tape - Celeb stylists swear by these double-sided tape strips, which will ensure that your party dress stays perfectly in place.
6. RECHARGE EBOOST Orange Natural Energy Booster - Bounce back post-party with this tangy citrus energy booster, packed with a mega-dose of nutrients.
Hey dolls! This is going to be my last post on Birchbox. I deactivated my subscription this month. Who knows maybe in the future I will start it back up again but for now I decided to no longer be subscribed. I felt as though I was getting similar products every month. I got really tired of having all of these musky perfume samples lying around. I even tried changing up my beauty profile on their website but it did not make a difference. I am currently searching for a new monthly beauty sample box! Do any of you have any suggestions? I would really appreciate it!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shopping Goodies - Inglot

Inglot!! I am so happy that I finally got a chance to visit Inglot. I was having so much fun shopping with my family downtown San Francisco and I was beyond excited to see that they opened a counter at the Macy's in Union Square. I wanted to swatch and try everything on! I started off with the basics. I got the 5 pan Freedom System Palette and the Rainbow eyeshadows. I knew I had to get their gel liners. I will have them all one day. I have been noticing that my MAC blacktrack fluidline has not been staying on my waterline so I will try this one out to see how it goes. I can not wait until I go back. I am going to start making a list! I feel so inspired to try out some new bright looks!

Freedom System Palette 5 Eye Shadow Square

With the eye shadows in place

(Left to Right - 118r , 119r, 103r)

(Left to Right - 104r, 106r)

Gel Liners (Left - 77 Right - 72)

Some pictures I took while I was browsing. I posted them on my instagram. I can't wait to try to some fun looks out!

Face of The Day - Browns

This was a look a did a few nights ago. I was going to one of my favorite restaurants, Benihanas, and I wanted to do a soft smokey eye using browns. I really liked how this came out. All eye shadows used were from Urban Decay's Naked Palette. Unfortunately, I did not get a lot of good shots with my eyes opened. Zoe was screaming that Mommy and Daddy needed to hurry up. The food was really yum!

L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base
Benefit Stay Don't Stray
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC25
Nars Orgasm Blush
MAC Petticoat MSF
MAC Lightscapade MSF
MAC Fix +
Two Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
Urban Decay Virgin eye shadow (Lid)
Urban Decay Naked eye shadow (Crease)
Urban Decay Buck eye shadow (Crease)
Urban Decay Hustle eye shadow (Outer Lid to contour)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Ardell Eyelashes #120
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sephora Friends and Family Haul

Hello! I was so excited for Sephora's Friends and Family Sale online & their special VIB Shopping Event in store. I swear for like a few days I kept adding and subtracting products from my shopping cart. Finally decided to get a few products that I have been eyeing for the longest time. I felt like it was Christmas morning when my package came! I also went to the VIB Shopping Event. I didn't think it was going to be crowded at all because the mall was super empty. Boy was I wrong. So many beauty addicts all crammed into a Sephora. It was really overwhelming at first but I was on a mission! I got a chance to spin the wheel and won a full sized perfume! I also scored an sweet Sephora tote bag! Here are my Sephora goodies!! What did you all get? Please share in the comments!

Clarisonic Mia in the Jaguar Print - I am so happy that I finally decided to get the Clarisonic Mia. Of course I had to get it in the animal print version. I read so many different reviews online, asked friends and family members and all of them had only positive things to say about this. I wear makeup everyday and even after I use makeup wipes I still feel like I have some on me. I have not tried this out yet but I am sure that I will love it!

Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter - This was one of those products that I kept adding and then deleting from my cart. Ugh I love Benefit so much and their high beam highlighter! I think I am softy for super cute packaging but I was super pleased when I tried this out. It gave me a gorgeous finish with a hint of light sparkles. I didn't need a lot of product to have it show up. It is perfect for all different skin tones.

Benefit They're Real Mascara - Perfect timing that I ran out of my current mascara and since this mascara came out I have been wanting to try! I feel that it does live up to it's hype. I wear false lashes everyday. When I don't wear them I feel so incomplete. I first curled my lashes and then applied the mascara. They really made my eyelashes pop! I love the tip of the wand because it is rounded to get the tough inner corners of my eyes.

The Original Beauty Blender - I am so glad that I decided to give in and buy the beauty blender. It gave me a flawless look and cut down the whole application time. It blended my foundation perfectly and was super easy to use. I also loved the pointed tip to reach those hard to get spots. I will be using this everyday before work to save a lot of time.

Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish - Obsessed! I love this so much! I am on a mission now to get different colors of magnetic polish. Super easy to use and I love how I can control how bold I want it to look. Super fun designs. I think I love this more than crackle. I definitely recommend you all to try this! I posted a picture of my nails on Instagram. Please feel free to add me my username is Shannnyn

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Birchbox - November

1. Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Asbolue - It doesn't get cheerier than  this juicy scent, which is a modern update on the classic eau de cologne.
2. BORGHESE Fango Delicato Active Mud for Delicate Dry Skin - Sourced from Tuscany's mineral-rich hills, this Italian mud treatment revives dry skin on face and body with aloe vera, manjo butter, and vitamin E.
3. Supersmile Professional Whitening Toothpaste - Pearly whites? Yes, please! This quick-working formula lifts away surface stains for a gleaming grin.
4. Zoya Nail Polish in Noel - This shimmery denim shade from Zoya's holiday 2011 collection fits just right - just like your favorite blue jeans.
5. Two Paper Dolls Ampersand Coasters - Our favorite letterpress studio adds a hip, playful touch to everything they do, from note cards to coasters.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Review - Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base

Official Description - - Get the perfect skin texture, instantly and all day. The silky, lightweight formula glides onto skin and minimizes the look of pores and fine lines. Skin looks and feels smoothed and resurfaced. The result is a unified matte finish that's flawless. Suitable for all skin types. Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic
I absolutely love this primer! I have tried many different primers to help with my oily T-Zone!

I work long 8+ hours shifts at work and by the end of the day I was noticing that my foundation around my T-Zone area, especially my nose, was almost off. Believe me I thought I had tried all primers. Even super expensive ones but none of them were doing the job! I actually decided to try this primer out because of reviews that I was reading on Beautylish. I applied this primer on before I put my foundation and I was pleasantly surprised to still see my foundation still intact around my nose area. The only negative I could think of is that it is not in pump form. I get scared thinking of any bacteria build up so I use my Sigma F60 Foundation Brush to apply and wash it right after!

I definitely recommend this primer for anyone with annoying oily skin such as myself. I finally don't look like Rudolph the red nose reindeer at the end of my shift!! I also have been noticing this product always being sold out at my local Ulta and Target so I think a lot of people have been enjoying it as much as I do!

Where to buy - Ulta

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Totally Loving - Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color

(Left to Right - Just Peachy, Smoking Hot Pink and Cherry Bomb)
Official Description - - Lips take center stage! This 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, crème finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn't cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E help smooth lips.
I absolutely love matte lipsticks. When I saw a few pictures of these Wet N Wild lipsticks I was quite intrigued. They had an awesome variety of colors and promised to be long lasting. I believe I got them for $2 or $3 I don't remember but I was happy to give them a try.

I highly recommend these lipsticks! Cherry Bomb has to be my favorite so far. I have been looking for a dark color for the longest time. I wore Cherry Bomb for an entire days of running around playing with Zoe. The color did not budge at all. The only problem I had was having to dodge Zoe's crazy hands trying to touch Mommy's lips! There were no signs of fading or smears. It looked as though I had just applied it on. For the amazing price and long lasting coverage I definitely think you should try out these lipsticks.

Just Peachy
Smoking Hot Pink
Cherry Bomb

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Zoe is 1!

I'm back! It's been a busy couple of months. My daughter Zoe turned 1 year old on September 30! I could not believe how fast one year had past! I was busy being super mom planning her big birthday bash. We have a large family on both sides so a lot of planning and preparation was needed. Her birthday party was a complete success and I am so grateful to have such loving family and friends. I love watching my daughter grow and learn more each and everyday.  I would love to thank Patisserie Ganache for doing such an amazing job on her cake and really capturing my vision. Here are some pictures of her gorgeous and delicious cake!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Birchbox - October

1. AHAVA Mineral Foot Cream - After all those ouchy hours in high heels, our feet deserve a treat - like this hydrating cream, which has natural avocado and jojoba oils to soften and soothe.
2. blinc Mascara - This tubing mascara won't smear, smudge, or run - plus it gives lashes a sassy, extra glossy look.
3. Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel - A styling aid with brains! When this non-sticky gel senses heat, it stops hair from expanding. Welcome to frizz-free curls.
4. Pangea Organics - This all-natural scrub uses cranberry seed enzymes and finely ground adzuki bean to clear away dead skin so that your products can do their job.
5. Lash Card - Smear not: This handy card ensures that your mascara stays on your lashes, not on your eyelids.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review - Hard Candy Glamoflauge

I have been on a search for the perfect under eye concealer. I think I have fallen in love with Stay Don't Stray from Benefit but I still wanted to test out a few more before I decided to stick with that one. The price is a bit much for the Benefit concealer so I was hoping to find one that wouldn't break the bank. I have read a lot of positive reviews about Hard Candy's Glamoflauge Concealer and the inexpensive price made me super excited to try it out. It was sold out in the store when I went to Walmart so I decided to order it from for only $6.00 with free shipping.

When I first tried it out I made a mistake by adding a TON of product. Believe me when I say that a little goes a long way with this concealer. I purchased the lightest shade and it matched perfectly with my skin. The second I applied it on my skin I already felt how heavy it was going to be. I did not like the feeling. It did not blend well so I started over and applied a tiny bit. Even when I applied the smallest amount possible it felt super heavy. Before I even walked out the door I noticed a ton of creasing going on. I went my entire shift at work with it on and I was not pleased. I will not be purchasing this product. I really wanted to like it but it is too heavy for me and perhaps I will save it if anyone needs help concealing one of their tattoos.

Birchbox - September

1. Adventurous Incoco Nail Polish Appliqué - We all have a wild side. Eye-catching nail strips are the latest trend - try them on your fingers or toes.
2. Polished Jouer Lip Enhancer - Why settle for plain 'ol lip balm when you can hydrate, plump, and condition all in one go? Right, we thought so.
3. Eco-Minded LIV GRN Earth Eau de Parfum - Made from sustainable ingredients, this sultry scent is laced with jasmine and sandalwood. Plus, ten percent of sales go directly to Global Green, an environmental non-profit.
4. Balanced Pangea Organics Facial Cream for Normal to Combination Skin - An all-natural moisturizer, with antioxidant-rich grape extracts and essential oils, keeps skin both hydrated and shine-free.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Shopping Goodies - MAC Me Over

Hello! Sorry for the lack of posts! I have been extremely busy getting everything ready for Zoe's 1st Bday Party! I still have a long list of stuff to do. It will all be worth it in the end! So I was super excited for the MAC Me Over collection that came out last week. I love the whole concept behind the whole collection. Here are some of the goodies that I picked up!

- Runway Red Lipstick - This color is beyond gorgeous. I love a good red lipstick and I have fallen in love with this one. I wore it out for a nice of fun Karaoke and it did not budge. It is a bit darker than Ruby Woo lipstick and I am sad that I did not get a backup! 

- Peachstock Lipstick - This color is permanent at PRO stores and I do work right next to the PRO store in SF but I wanted to pick this color up anyway. I can see myself pairing a lot of different lipglosses over this and I can wear it on an everyday basis.

- Social Light Lipglass - It is a soft brown with gorgeous gold sparkles. I love it! Can not wait to wear by itself or on top of different lipsticks!

- MAC 226 Small Tapered Blending Brush - This brush has gotten a lot of amazing reviews. It first came out in the Brunette, Blonde, Redhead collection and after that it was on everyone's "must have" list. It is perfect for doing awesome crease work. I can't wait to try it out.