Sunday, June 26, 2011


Wow. What a crazy and amazing past few days it has been. I just got back from IMATS in Pasadena and words can not describe how much fun I had! It was such an amazing experience to be amongst fellow cosmetics junkies such as myself and talented artists and gurus!

IMATS in Pasadena, California

MUFE. The line was bananas long.

Look at all of those brushes.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

I must get all of these colors!

Lauren a.k.a The Queen of Blending

Love her outfit! She is beyond fierce.

Oh la la look at all of the Inglot colors that I did NOT get to see. :(

Sigma! They were so sweet!

I really want to get there Dry n Shape system.

Um yum! I want them all.

Cinema Secrets had amazing glitter colors.

Did anyone watch Face Off on the Syfy Channel? FIERCE.

Talented Artists at work

@JulieGBeauty, @EnkoreMakeup and @PurseBuzz

Body Painting

@JazzieBabyCakes and I. She is beyond gorgeous!

Lime Crime


How awesome is that?!

Chaos at MAC


Everyone at Sugarpill were too cute!!

Starstruck at Maxi

Look at the craziness at Inglot!! I did not get to swatch anything. :(

Beautylish Meet & Greet! They had yummy cupcakes! Major noms.

Jasmine and I

I had so much fun at the Beautylish event! Everyone was so sweet and I got a chance to meet a lot of amazing women! If you haven't already done so I recommend you go sign up for right now! It is my favorite place for reviews, beauty articles and a great place to talk to fellow makeup addicts!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nails of The Day - OPI Teenage Dream

Please excuse my hang nail of death. Super painful. So these are nails from a few days ago before I received my lovely Birchbox for June that had Deborah Lippmann Stripper to Go Nail Laquer Removers. Sigh.... Just thinking about all of those helpless cotton balls that were destroyed in removing the glitter polish. It's ok I am really happy that I was able to get Teenage Dream from the Katy Perry for OPI collection. I got it at a random hair salon in the mall. I really love this polish! Super cute and made my nails sparkle! The only downfall was the crazy amount of cotton balls + remover to take it off.

Where to buy - Amazon

Monday, June 20, 2011

Totally loving - BabyGanics Sunscreen

I was on a mission to find the perfect sunscreen for Zoe. Summer is here and I know I needed to protect Zoe's fair skin to the max! I was reading a few reviews online and I read an article on sunscreens to avoid and what were the best ones. BabyGanics was on the good list so I began my search to try it out. They were sold out on their website and Babies'R'Us! Le tears! I was losing hope that I wouldn't be able to try it out before the weekend came along. I finally found it on Amazon and since I have the Prime membership FREE two day shipping trial I decided to give it a go.

We were headed to a fun weekend at Fisherman's Warf in San Francisco and the weather was going to be clear skies with a slight breeze. I lathered Zoe up with the sunscreen and I love that it was not heavily scented. I even offered some to her father but he refused. After a long day out and about I was so happy that when we returned home Zoe had no signs of sunburn! Unfortunately, her father came back looking like a hot sunburned mess! Tsk, tsk!

Here is a cute picture of Zoe twinkling around her cute toes! She loves posing for Mommy!

Where to buy - Amazon

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Birchbox - June

Yay my 2nd month of Birchbox finally came! Always exciting to see this little box waiting for me next to Zoe when I arrive home! Here are the official descriptions of the contents in the box as well as my mini reviews.

1. Kate Spade Twirl - This Flirty scent feels carefree and joyful - just the thing to wear on your adventures at home.

- - My Review - Unfortunately I can not give a review on this product because when I opened the perfume booklet the actual perfume sample was missing! I was so bummed. I searched the entire box and they forgot to include the sample. I sent Birchbox a few days ago and I still have not received a response back. Bummer.

2. Laura Geller Baked Blush N' Brighten - Made in Italy, this swirl of warm and cool tones is infinitely versatile - dust your cheeks for a flattering flush or use the lighter shades as a highlighter.

- - My Review - When I opened my Birchbox my tanning loving sister was right next to me and when she saw this blush she gasped out loud. I am a NC 25 in MAC terms this was just too bronze for me. I was really impressed on the size of the blush that they gave me. I don't look good with a bronze glow or with a tan at all. My sister was beyond excited when I gave it to her. I am glad someone would put this to good use.

3. Sircuit Cosmeceuticals Molecular Mist - This high-tech spray uses heavy water to keep your skin hydrated all day. Use it pre-moisturizer, as an in-flight refresh, or to set makeup.

- - My Review - Must remember to spray a few more inches away from face. At first I sprayed it too close to my face and bam right in the eye. Moded indeed. I love the scent of the mist. Very reminiscent of having sunscreen applied all over my face during summertime when I was younger. It felt very refreshing. I sprayed it on around 9 a.m before my shift started at work and throughout the day the scent kept creeping up on me. After a long day around 6 p.m when I was clocking out my face still looked fresh. I am going to try it out on one of these hotter days and hope it went as well as it did on my normal day.

4. Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Lotion - Infused with rosehip seed oil, this light moisturizer has tons of essential fatty acids and antioxidants to keep skin smooth and soft.

- - My Review - I still need to try this one out! :( So sorry!!!

5. Deborah Lippmann Stripper to Go Nail Laquer Removers - Fix your mani on the fly! Each handy packet contains a remover-soaked "mitt" that erases polish without drying out nails.

- - My Review - I can't wait to try this out! I will include a review when I finally wear some glitter polish and hope that it works as easy as it is described. I have always dreaded wearing glitter polish due to the removing part. :(

Where to buy - Birchbox

Monday, June 6, 2011

Shopping Goodies - Hello Kitty Vans

I was beyond excited when I found out that Vans was coming out with a Hello Kitty Collection. My first thought was "Must get for Zoe!!!". Of course I could not decide on just one pair so I decided to get them both. They fit big on her right now she will of course grow into them! I think they are so cute!

Where to buy - Vans