Dec 24, 2008

Santee eyeshadow palettes!

I love these! I was really bored today but was very grateful because my holiday vacation started today, yay! So me and the kiddos decided to browse in the dollar store today and I came across these e/s palettes. I thought to myself 'eh, for a dollar, why not..', yeah and thinking that the colors will totally suck, but unbelievably....they did not. These color payoffs are great! (and only a Dollar, heehee:D) The e/s itself is mineralized, and they have the same texture and pigmentation as CS 88 shimmer palettes.
Just gorgeous, I realized also that they are not made in China but instead in Puerto Rico. The company is in the US.
Look how beautiful the colors are! Yep, they are highly pigmented and just wonderful: I think the palette on the left is more of a pink and mauve and burgundy palette and the one at right is more of a neutral and golds palette.
I'll be going back tomorrow to get more! :) I"ll do swatches soon :D
Moving on to MAC news, the new Dame Edna collection is available online today. I'm not sure if it is selling in stores, but I will check up on that the day after christmas. My adorable hubby bought me a few from the collection (I love him!), so I'm naturally excited to receive them in the mail in a few days....will do a vid and swatches once they arrive :)
Merry Christmas everyone!

Dec 17, 2008

Holy Grail-Sonia Kashuk blush brush

Well, what can I say about the Sonia Kashuk Blusher brush. One thing for sure is that this brush is AMAZING! So soft and gentle on the face, and here is the best part- It works as a foundie brush, this brush is my true love. My face looks flawless everytime I use it w/foundie, just airbrushed and amazing. I'm definitely buying another, I would rather spend 12 to 14 dollars on a perfectly good foundie brush than spend $32 or more on a MAC foundation brush. Here are just the great benefits of using the SK Blusher brush as a stipling foundation brush:

  • Works great as a stipling brush

  • Buff on foundation for a airbrushed,flawless look everytime

  • Not costly, is about $12-$14

  • SAVES ALOT OF PRODUCT!! (one of my favorites about this brush)

  • does NOT shed

  • can be multi-functional, be a foundation brush one day and a blusher brush the next

  • Washable

Dec 16, 2008

My Review of Foundation Brush

Originally submitted at

Achieve an ultra smooth, poreless finish when applying foundation or tinted moisturizer. For best results use upward brush strokes.

All e.l.f. professional makeup brushes have been designed and tested by professional makeup artist Scott Vincent Borba. Each brush has been ergonomically des...

Wonderful dupe for MAC's 190 brush!

By Lali.Amora from San Antonio, TX on 12/16/2008

5out of 5

Pros: Functional, Flawless application, Washable, Time-Saver

Best Uses: Applying foundation, Everyday

Describe Yourself: Trendy Style

I love this brush so much I'm thinking about buying like 5 more. This brush gives your foundation application a flawless look. I have tested my foundation with 3 diff. brushes and this is the only one that gives me a flawless finish, everytime! I just can't put into words how much I love this brush, and for a dollar?! You can't beat that :) The descriptions says to apply using upward strokes, but this brush is so good I use all kinds of strokes and it will still give me a perfect, even, flawless finish.


Dec 1, 2008

NYC Chroma Face Glow: Dupe for MAC MSF's petticoat and so ceylon

*6/14/11 - I'm selling Moonstone and Sunstone just in case you missed out. If you are interested in purchasing one of the NYC Chroma Face glows I do have 3 in stock. I have 2 of the Moonstone and 1 of the Sunstone. So if you are interested in buying this limited edition product please leave a comment and I will get back to you to answer questions about pricing and shipping fee's etc. Thank you and welcome to my blog!
Exact dupe for MAC MSF's, and I mean EXAAAAAACT. The new limited edition NYC Chroma face glow. Luv it!!!! It is awesome.....
I had read somewhere about this comparison and guess what it is insane because they are identical, no kidding, cut n' dry. I had to see for myself and there is practically no difference (yeah, besides the price, NYC's is $6 vs. MAC is $21.
MAC has uh, too much shimmer on the Petticoat and So Ceylon, so this NYC stuff is even better. With MAC's the pigment-too much, NYC's pigment is just right.
So, I already have 'Moonstone' which is the color to the right on the pic that I've posted here. This pic is kinda dark and washed out (so please excuse, the colors are actually more vibrant and colorful) and the other 2 top pics I credit those to ebay users where I was able to get them.
After work I'm running to my nearest CVS where I will buy like 10 more of these goodies.....mahahaha!
NYC Chroma Face Glows for Sale $10
-**I have 1 more left**Moonstone (pink shimmered with pastel & maroon veining)
-**2 in stock**-Sunstone (bronzy beige color, shimmery with gold and maroon veining)
So I ran around town and bought plenty of them.
Click here to view the SWATCHES of them both
If anyone is looking for a dupe of MAC's Petticoat (or any other hard to find MSF's) and can't seem to get a hold of one, please consider buying one from me. They look practically the same, possibly just a few differences in the veining but hey it's worth it!
If you are interested, send me your name and paypal email so that I may send you one. US buyers only.
Thank you everyone and have a great week!