Makeup Sale – With A Cause

 50% OF NET PROFIT WILL BE DONATED TO A LOCAL WOMEN’S SHELTER

  • ONLY SERIOUS BUYERS PLEASE!!! PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE IN THE US OR NOT WHEN YOU ORDER!
  • SHIPPING: US-$4, CANADA/UK $7——(add $1 for tracking)
  • MINIMUM PURCHASE $10 (PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 1 HOUR-ITEM WILL BE SOLD TO THE NEXT PERSON IF NO PAYMENT MADE. Some prices are negotiable, but if someone else offers what is listed it will go to that person.
  • PAYPAL ONLY—PLEASE KNOW EVERYTHING YOU WANT BEFORE ORDERING &  INCLUDE YOUR PAYPAL EMAIL SO YOU CAN BE BILLED.
  • ITEMS THAT ARE NEW/UNUSED WILL BE LISTED AS SUCH. ALL OTHERS HAVE AT LEAST 75-80% LEFT.
  • SANITIZED WITH ALCOHOL/BEAUTY SO CLEAN SMOKE FREE/PET FREE HOME

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KISS LIPSTICK SET & ALL NYX ROUND LIPSTICKS SOLD

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MAC HUG ME-GOTTA DASH-EVER HIP- SPICED TEA-INTRICATE-ARISTOCAT-VICTORIAN SOLD      PINK BURST PENDING

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GARDEN BOTANIKA-COVERGIRL TEMPTRESS- COVERGIRL RUSH LIPSTICKS SOLD!

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BROW SET SOLD  NYX PIGMENTS ICED MOCHA-BARELY THERE PENDING           ELF LOOSE SET SOLD

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URBAN DECAY SET & WET N WILD SOLD   SEPHORA EYESHADOW SET PENDING

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MILANI & NYX SINGLE EYESHADOWS ARE $3(EACH)- MILANI FAMOUS DUO SOLD MILANI PURRRFECT-GARDEN BOTANIKA SET PENDING

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WET N WILD TRIOS -WET N WILD GOLDEN GODDESS-FAMOUS MAKERS PALETTE-NYX GLITTER SOLD

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NYX RUNWAY PALETTES-PAYLESS PALETTE SOLD

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SINFUL COLORS GOLDILOCKS -ELF PALETTE SET SOLD  

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ALL BIG PALETTES ABOVE($13) SOLD

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KAT VON D PALETTE SOLD

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BARBIE LOVES STILA SOLD

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MAC FRESH HONEY-XROCKS SOLD  STYLE DEMON & A LIL BIT OF SUNSHINE PENDINGmsfsale

 MAC MARINE LIFE-MAC MY PARADISE-CHEZ CHEZ LAME-AZALEA BLOSSOM SOLD

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WET N WILD BRONZERS-RUBY KISSES BRONZER-COVERGIRL BRONZER SOLD  BARE MINERALS SET PENDING

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MILANI/NYSBLUSH SET SOLD—- PHILOSOPHY SET- NARS DEEP THROAT SOLD

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SEPHORA ILLUMINATOR SOLD  BARRY M BLUSHES-ZOE & ZAC-PHYSICIANS FORMULA BRONZER PENDING

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LOREAL CRAYON CONCEALER-SALMA HAYEK CONCEALER SOLD

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REVLON NEARLY NAKED-COLORSTAY-MAYBELLINE SOLD  MAYBELLINE DREAM MOUSSE-SALLY HANSEN-ALMAY SMART SHADE PENDING

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MAC FACE & BODY–BOBBI BROWN–MUFE HD SOLD

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MAYBELLINE POWER PRESSED-MARK POWDER PENDING                                     IMAN LOOSE POWDER-REVLON COLORSTAY-MAYBELLINE POWER LOOSE SOLD

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LOREAL PRIMER-MIRABELLA PRIMER-AVON ANEW-NAIL POLISHES  SOLD

*EYE & LIP PENCILS & ALL BRUSHES SOLD

SHOES

  • ADD $2 FOR SHOES SHIPPING(UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)

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$5 WEDGES –URBANOG BLACK HEEL LESS WEDGES SOLD

*PURSE SOLD

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Of The Year Collectors Set Review and Swatches

This limited edition collection set is a a collaboration with Sephora and Pantone Universe.  Featuring a “color of the year.”  Though each piece can be purchased separately or in mini sets, this was compiled to give a taste of what’s offered  in the range and at the affordable price of only $68 for six pieces!  The color of the year is Tangerine Tango, a vibrant tangerine with a hint of coral.  And the color choice is right on trend too.  The color and HYPE did pull me in even though I don’t like this type of color on my lips.  But I just knew the blush and the quad were gonna be MINE!  I had this set for over a month now; I really wanted to make sure I wasn’t being too picky.  But this purchase was disappointing(ask my friend Alexis…if you mention this set in her hearing she curses from hell and back!). Anyway I returned it!!!  I usually make products work, even when they don’t, but I was really not feeling this at all.  Too bad, because the color and presentation is beautiful.  I’m thinking about getting the blush duo on it’s own, but I’m in no rush; if it sells out…..oh well!  Set available HERE.

Pantone Universe Says: 

Color is life. Live it.

Color is essential to your life. The colors you love are deep and vital affirmations of who you are. Bringing those colors into your day and your environment is the ultimate form of self-expression.

That’s why we created Pantone Universe, a design-led collection for the home, the workplace and the road… Accessories and apparel you need in designs you want – and in colors you love, by Pantone, the author of the universal color language.

You know who you are. Now, let the rest of the world know.
Or the universe.”

the Color Of The Year Quad would have been great had the colors worked better and didn’t just blend away to nothing or to a hot muddy mess.  And the “star” color, Carnelian, was a total bust! It was crumbly, dry, and overly shimmery…sigh, it’s almost pretty though and the different finishes were present(excuses).  The colors compliment each other nicely but that’s a waste if they don’t stay put even with a good primer.

Tangerine Tango Twist liner is pretty decent with good wear time and pigmentation.  But I wish it weren’t so shimmery/frosty a matte or cream would have worked so much better.

The blush duo has two gorgeous shades, but the performance of Desert Flower(shimmery tangerine) made me sulk a bit.  It has similar texture issues as the tangerine color in the eye quad, and is just waaaaaay to shimmery….DAMN SHAME!  The colors are so beautiful though…

This “blush” was a total waste of product for me.  It’s sheer, shimmery, dry…let me stop there, it’s just a no go!!😦 I wouldn’t even use it as an eyeshadow.

Some people may like the lip products, they actually aren’t that bad.  I think these will be more of a personal preference type deal(not that the others aren’t).  The lipstick wasn’t creamy enough which made it sink into my oh-so-sexy(not) lip lines, and had poor wear time, lasted about 2 hours on me.  The lipgloss is very creamy and almost comfortable on my lips had it not been for those darn glitter/shimmer/sparkles/fairy rocks all up in the mix.  It wore about the same time as the lipstick, and has a beautiful, vibrant yet creamy color.

That’s All—This is a fail for me.  But if you are intrigued and think you can rock with these, go get you some because the price is good.  And if you already own this let’s know how you like it!

By the way Sephora is releasing an eyeshadow palette and a brush set from the Sephora + Pantone line, they look really pretty and I’ll be getting the palette…I have waaaay too many brushes to get the brush set!  I’ll let you know the release date ASAP!!                         

Nuff Luv Blushers!!!!

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OutFit Of The Day-Rock On!

Yaaay!! My very first OOTD on the bloggity blog! Let me know if you’d like to see more of these posts, and I’ll try me best to oblige🙂 .  Don’t mind the crazy faces, it was windy and I was directing my photographer(the hubs).  I’ve also really realized how “big” I’ve gotten, now I don’t hate my body but I’m not comfortable either.  I’ve gained about 45lbs in six years…Yikes!!  But I do have two lovely kiddos to show for it….sigh!

Today was “put things in order” day.  The hubs and I went to get some life insurance, this really got me thinking about my family-future.  Anyway, I decided to not wear heels, and go for a kicked back, comfy but crisp look.  I also had my toddler so that played a roll.  The sneakers, pants and watch were featured HERE.  I wore a mismatch of bangles most from my local Beauty Supply Store and Forever21.  The Jacket is made by Lands End, but I think I paid less than $10 for it at my local “$5.99 Or Up” store, and one of my favorite pieces. It’s similar to THIIS.  The “Rock On” Fringe T-Shirt is from Ross for about $10, this is an easy DIY project.

Juuuump!!!

Nuff Luv Blushers!!!

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April Fashion Favorites-Blushingyal

This is a new and welcomed addition to my blog.  I’ve decided to add a little bit of fashion in the beauty mix, after all they hand in hand!

These are the “fashion” items that have been worn the most for the month of April, and some are still going.  While I don’t go out a lot, I still try me best to get snazzy when I do😉 .

For jewelry I’ve been diggin’ a couple of new pieces and an old-ish love:

  • Michael Kors Rose Gold Pave Studs- See these HERE.  These were a spur to the moment gift from the hubs while hanging out with the kiddos.  I think I wore these some much because I’ve been rocking short hair, and keeping my makeup soft, so these just fit right in.
  •  The watch also from Michael Kors and purchased with the earrings.  It’s rose gold with Swarovski® crystals and mother of pearl dial.  This is my favorite watch EVER!! I only have about four watches but this tops the little list.  See these HERE.
  • The chain/necklace is from Coach, I really like it.  And get compliments all the time.  I got this last year so I’m not sure if it’s still available.

  • Grey, sheer-back jacket- This is from Mark(avon).  It’s faux leather with a sheer back.  See HERE (my avon shop).
  • Green T-Shirt- I bought this for maybe $5.99 at Ross, and now I need three more because I’m lovin’ it!
  • Jeans- I’ve been wearing these things a LOT since the beginning of the year. My hubs bought them…I have no clue where, but they are from Love Culture.  And they are skinny, stretch jeans.
  • Snakeskin loafers- This are soooo comfy and cute.  I wears dem everywear(get it?) lmao!!  These are from Avon. See HERE.(my avon shop).
  • The sneakers are Jordan’s Son Of Mars..uhm I had to do a serious google search on these because; 1-I’m not into sneakers, 2-I didn’t buy them(thanks hubs), and 3-these are my first Jordans😮 .  See these HERE.  These are also featured in my “Rock On” OOTD post.

What Were Your Faves, Blushers?

Nuff Luv!!!

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Blushingyal-April Beauty Favorites

Heeeeeeya blushers! Happy new month!  Which is my FAVORITESTEST month in the whole calendar of months…yup!  Today I’m dropping in to show a few of my favorite things for the month of April!

Favorite tools/brushes: Before we get into these let me say, I know those “mac” brushes are fake, as I’ve stated in the pic.  I’m giving them a test run to see how they perform.  If you don’t like the idea of buying fake/replica products then look pass them🙂 .

  • Faux mac 187- Love this for my MAC MSF Natural, blush and highlighters.
  • ELF Studio Powder Brush- Love this for my liquid/pressed powder foundation; it buffs beautifully.
  • Faux mac 190- I have been using this with some of my foundations/concealers & even tinted moisturizers.  I must say I prefer it to the real MAC 190😮
  • Hakuhodo J5521(Japan exclusive): Love this for applying blush, especially heavily pigmented ones.  It’s so soft and…and perfect!
  • Cozzette S150:  Love this for under eye powder, contouring, all over lid color, and slight cheek bone highlight.
  • Esum W35(promo item from the Makeup Show LA):  I’ve never really owned a brush quite like this, but it’s awesome for crease blending, laying crease/outer V color, and contouring the nose.
  • Bdellium Tools 710(promo item from the Makeup Show LA):  I love this brush for applying thin/thick liner.  It’s perfect; even for my small lid space! I prefer over my MAC 211

For mi skincare now!  I’ve been trying to take care of my skin, especially since I’ve been noticing some aging situations going on…sigh…I’m only 23 so I don’t know what’s up with that………………………………. LMAO!!!!

  • Rx for brown skin Age Block- I’ve been using this for moisturizer, plus the added benefit of sun protection.  It also acts as my primer, that’s a plus for me, because primers usually break me out.
  • Trader Joe’s SPA natural facial cleansing pads w/tea tree oil- This has been great for my skin!  It dries up my little bumps, exfoliates and removes my greasy, old makeup situations.  I LOVE IT!
  • Trader Joe’s SPA natural face wash w/tea tree oil-  At first I thought this broke me out, but it wasn’t the culprit, I was just being lazy with cleaning my skin properly.  Anyway this really cleansed my skin.  And while it was in the dog house I used it to wash a couple of my brushes and it was AWESOOOOOME!!!
  • Trader Joe’s SPA 100% jojoba oil- Removes my makeup, gives my hair a nice sheen, locks in the moisture in my skin, non-greasy…nuff said!!!
  • I forgot to snap my embryollise moisturizer with the other items, but my skin loves it and drinks it up like a cool glass o’ water!

And now for the colorful, fun stuff!!

  • MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Stereo Rose- This is a real surprise because when I purchased this it did NOT live up to my expectations, but it’s growing on me.  I use it to highlight my cheek bones and sometimes alone(wet) for a cool coral look; it’s gorgeous on the eyelids too.
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy- This is a gorgeous, glowy coral color on my cheeks, and it lasts too.
  • Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Malice- Gorgeous blush, I can’t put it down and that’s that!  Feature here.
  • NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer in SeyChelles(not picture)- I love the color, texture and ease of application of this. I had a sample and my two year old lotioned is hands & face with it so I’m gonna have to purchase one sooner than later…sigh
  • Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder- I love this for my under eyes! I use it with or without concealer. It’s smooth, natural looking and doesn’t cake up.
  • Ruby Kisses HD Gel Liner in Bronze Shimmer- I initially didn’t use this because I didn’t like how dark with is. But now I use it because of how dark it is…..I know….it’s crazy!!! But this is the perfect day time, no fuss, smokey eye in a jar! And it lasts the whole day, it’s smooth and creamy and it’s NOT shimmery.  Even though the name says so😉
  • Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara- This gives me length and volume. And I sometimes just barely go over the ends of my lashes to give me a feathery effect. It flakes a little after about 6 hours though😦
  • NYC City Proof Lipgloss In Tangerine Crush and Cherry Ever After(not pictured):  I love these glosses, they are featured here. They last on the lips, smell great, good pigmentation, and dirt cheap!!!

What have you guys been showing nuff luv?  Let’s all know blusher!!

Nuff Luv!!!

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Color Trend FOTD: Coral Eyes

I did this look a couple Sabbaths ago, for church.  I really loved it; and decided to share.  Maybe  you blushers would like it too, especially since it’s so “on trend.”  I matched my lip color to my cheeks so I didn’t look too “matchy-matchy.”  And I love pinks and oranges together.

 Nuff Luv Blushers!

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New York Color City Proof Extended Wear Lipgloss Review And Swatches

Rite Aid & Drugstores—Price $3.49-$4—.22 fluid ounces/6.6 ml

This will be short.  I LOVE these glosses.  Go get you some!  And goodbye!

Joke…lol!

New York Color says   “Need a gloss that lasts as long as you do? Meet NYC’s new Up to 8HR City Proof Gloss. Its incredible formula offers high-shine and rich colorwith no sticky feel and serious staying power: up to 8 hours of wear! It also smoothens andconditions with kokum butter, jojoba oil and a host of good-for-you antioxidants.

I do love these glosses.  The NYC City Proof Extended Wear Lipgloss…that was long.  I picked up:

  • Nude At Night(limited edition)- Shimmer
  • Always Sweet- Shimmer
  • Tangerine Crush(limited edition)- No shimmer
  • Cherry Ever After- Shimmer

These little gems are great.  NYC claims that they wear for up to eight hours but….NO….they do not!!!  The brighter/deeper colors last for maybe 3-4 hours.  While the lighter colors go for about 2 hours.

I did notice that the shine did not last throughout the wear, but my lips still maintained some sheen without being shimmery and felt quite moist too.  The texture is somewhat tacky but not sticky or uncomfortable, I’m not sure how to explain it, but I like it and I love the formula.

They tend to settle into lines if too much is applied.  There is also shimmer present in most of the ones I have, but it’s definitely not over-the-top; very day time/work appropriate.  The applicator is quite nice, not too big or small and doesn’t deposit too much or too little product.

The price is freakin’ AWESOME!  They cost a little more than the Liquid LipShines, which I also love.  And I find that this product, minus the “up to 8 hours” wear claim, compares to other mid-high end brands.

I say give these glosses a try, I’m pretty sure you’ll love them too!  The price, color range, and feel of these won’t disappoint!

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Chanel JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush Swatch and Review

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MAC Reel Sexy Collection Lipstick Swatches

So The Reel Sexy Collection has eyeshadow duos,  lipsticks, blushes, nailpolishes, MSF and probably more!  But I only chose to do lipsticks because they are the stars and I’m being very selective!

I’m still figuring out how to take hand/face swatches with my camera, and don’t mind the skin I have situations going on:)

                                                          Pink Popcorn(L), Reel Sexy(A), Watch Me Simmer(A)-(repromote), Heroine(M)

                                                           Soft lavender pink-This applies lighter/more pink on my lips

                                                     Bright, creamy Peach-This is really pretty, if you have Gotta Dash(Sheen Supreme) it’s the same color; I don’t like the texture of Gotta Dash though.  Jazzed, Ever Hip, Cut A Caper are all pinker.

                                                      Bright Pink Coral, I love this!  Viva Glam Nicki is pinker. But if you are trying to decide which to get I say go with the Viva Glam; it’s for a good cause.

 Before I describe this color let me say; a heroine is a female hero.  Heroin is the drug. I’ve seen a lot of people confusing the words. This is a gorgeous grape, violet purple, and very similar to Violetta. And though it’s said to be matte it feels/looks like a semi-matte finish.

 It’s a tad richer and has matted finish compared to Violetta. Both are gorgeous though!

My top choices are definitely Watch Me Simmer and Heroine!

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MAC In Extra Dimension SkinFinish Glorify And Rich Core EyeShadow Swatches

Hey Blushers!!!! So I’m kinda back….kinda!  I’m still working on a new blog/website so mind me a little.

I just wanted to stop by and do a couple of quick posts of some newly released MAC items. I’ll be doing a few reviews of other brands also…So get ready fo’ me!!!

MAC SAYS: “Introducing a new liquid-powder formula with prismatic reflections that sculpts, highlights and models the face.”

In Extra Dimension Collection features eyeshadows & skin finishes….Oh and a couple of the split fibre brush….I do not like the brushes at all!!

I only got two items from this collection, as I’m being a bit more “picky” with my purchases.  However due to my love of the texture I may a couple more shadows.

There are three skinfinishes and a 10 eyeshadows. But I only got one from each.  They are said to have new formulation; liquid-powder hybrid. And they feel like that on my skin.

                                                        Extra Dimension SkinFinish in Glorify($29) & Extra Dimension Eyeshadow In Rich Core($20). This collection features all Limited Edition items.

                                                     Glorify SkinFinish is a rich golden copper color with a metallic finish.  But has a super soft texture, and while it’s creamy it has more of a dry feeling to the touch.

So I tried this on as soon as I got home and I loooove it! It feels very smooth on the skin, but a light hand is needed. I can see me wearing this on top of other blushes or alone.  I kept it on for about six or so hours and it held up with no fading so I’m guessing it will probably last a lot longer. I intend on using this as an eyeshadow as well.

                                                             Rich Core Eyeshadow is beautiful, it’s a medium burgundy color with a metallic finish, and blends like no other eyeshadow I’ve ever used.  I knew when I saw this it was the one for me. And I don’t have anything in my collection like this…SCORE!!  I’m also looking at Grand  Galaxy so we’ll see about that one:)

I say get at least one of the Eyeshadows or SkinFinishes you(hopefully) won’t be disappointed!

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