Oct 26, 2011


Three words to best describe her: Talented, Original, Beautiful

Don't underestimate the power of Makeup! She is one of my favorite Makeup Enthusiasts...please take the time to sit and watch her latest concoctions of makeup looks.

You may have seen some good ones, but I tempt you to see the best :)

Oct 22, 2011

Miami Fashion Week: Makeup and more...

If you have passed the CoverGirl section without so much as a glance recently I might have something that will change your mind next time you go shopping....which may have you creating a wishlist, lol

Lourdes Stephen (above) at the Magia De La Moda fashion show.

She among all models there had makeup and hair completed by makeup artist Jessica Rivera and Pantene's backstage hair styling team. All products used were from CoverGirl and Pantene!

List of products used on the gorgeous Lourdes....

All by CoverGirl:

Simply Ageless primer
Simply Ageless concealer #215
Simply Ageless foundation #255
Clean pressed powder, normal skin #165
Simply Ageless Sculpting blush #210 and #230
Shine Blast lipgloss in Glow
Intense Shadow Blast in Beige Blast
Eye Enhancers 4-kit shadows in Drama Eyes
Liquiline Blast eyeliner in Blackfire
Lashblast fusion mascara in Very Black

And her hair!! I love it :) According to the hair styling team:

Before drying hair they sprayed Pantene Heat protection and Shinespray, they created the open waves and then sprayed Pantene's Anti-humidity hairspray...

Coupon Alert for CoverGirl - There is a P&G coupon that was in the P&G coupon insert from last Sunday's paper for $8 off any 2 CoverGirl Face products, that is a phenomenal deal, I'm definitely taking advantage! If anyone needs one of these coupons (or two!) I have a few extra :)

The Magia De La Moda is a fashion show brought to you by Isabel Toledo & Televisa’s Vanidades Magazine and is part of Miami Fashion Week.

Join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/covergirl and www.facebook.com/pantene

Pics credit: Martine Morcillo, Fleishman Hillard Miami

Oct 20, 2011

Genes Day Friday, October 21

Did you know….

On Friday, when you buy Lancome's Genifique, Lancome donates $7 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital?

And did you know that this Friday marks the 2nd annual Genes Day?

By now, you are probably going ‘Ok, what are you talking about, what is this?’ but I have something exciting to share with you all! Genes Day happens to be a very important day for Lancome. It is the day that they will donate $7 to St Jude Children’s Hospital from each sale of their Youth Activation Concentrate called Genifique.

Genifique info:

“Our first skincare that boosts the activity of genes1 and stimulates the production of youth proteins2. A true skincare innovation with 7 worldwide patents pending, Génifique is the foundation of every woman’s skincare at any age or for any skin concern. In-vitro test on genes. Clinical study on skin proteins associated with young skin - France.

Result: Visibly younger skin in just 7 days. Skin looks as if lit from within – breathtaking radiant. Its youthful quality returns: cushiony soft and velvety to the touch. Drop by drop, skin is vibrant with youth, its tone becomes astonishingly even, its texture dramatically refined.”

For all of those that use Genifique and have just ran out please consider holding off buying one until Friday, I’m sure those from St. Jude’s would appreciate it! If you have never tried Genifique you can visit the Lancome counter this month for a 7 day sample.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital info:

“When late entertainer Danny Thomas opened the doors to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1962, he was not just changing the lives of children who would walk through its doors—he was changing lives across the world. More than 70 years ago, Danny Thomas, then a struggling young entertainer with a baby on the way, visited a Detroit church and was so moved during the Mass, he placed his last $7 in the collection box. When he realized what he'd done, Danny prayed for a way to pay the looming hospital bills. The next day, he was offered a small part that would pay 10 times the amount he'd given to the church. Danny had experienced the power of prayer. Two years later, Danny had achieved moderate acting success in Detroit, but he was struggling to take his career to the next level. Once again, he turned to the church. Praying to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes, Danny asked the saint to "help me find my way in life, and I will build you a shrine. Throughout his successes, Danny never forgot his promise to St. Jude. From Danny's pledge that hospital care would be accessible to all children, regardless of their ability to pay, grew ALSAC, one of the most successful fund-raising organizations in American history.

When St. Jude completed its $1 billion, five-year expansion in 2005, it bolstered the hospital's efforts to find cures for the catastrophic diseases of childhood. The growth more than doubled the size of the hospital’s original campus. The expansion included the Children's GMP, LLC—the nation's only pediatric research center on-site facility for production of highly specialized treatments and vaccines—an expanded Department of Immunology and more. Now with the addition of the Chili’s Care Center, a larger, rejuvenated Kay Kafe cafeteria for employees and patients, and renovations to the medicine room and rehabilitation areas, the hospital is more poised than ever to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.”

For more info visit http://www.lancome-usa.com/ and http://www.stjude.org/

Join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/stjude and www.facebook.com/lancome
Join us on Twitter www.twitter.com/stjude and @lancomeparis#Genesday

I have children of my own and it makes me anxious to know there are children at the hospital with bad diseases and cancers. Treatment, especially in a hospital setting is expensive, and without insurance it can be hopeless. It makes me happy to know that St. Jude's helps all children stricken with these diseases regardless of financial status.

As ambassadress Julia Roberts says “the partnership between Lancome and St. Jude Children Research Hospital is a true celebration of the beauty of giving’. My thoughts exactly, Julia! :)

Oct 14, 2011

Lali Amora Beauty Blog 3rd Anniversary...

What this means is that something cool is coming...something in terms of a giveaway? Yeppers! :)

Stay tuned for more details coming up


Oct 13, 2011

My Top 5 Beauty Sins

Saw this Tag on the lovely Christiana's blog so I decided to put together a list. I tag anyone to do the same....Ok here goes! :)

Sin #5. I use to add hair gel to my nearly empty mascara tube.

I don't do this anymore but I use to back in my high school days when I didn't have enough money to go out and buy another. I have no idea what prompted me to add in the hair gel, I thought that it would somehow mimic the mascara formula!

Sin #4. I scratch off my white heads and squeeze out my blackheads.

Only on my nose but nevertheless this is some strange habit of mine that I'm not proud of. If I see them on my nose I am so quick to squeeze them out. I think it all started when I would use those blackhead nose strips which for me is a love/hate relationship, sometimes it gets them all out and sometimes it doesn't!

Sin #3. I don't take off my makeup every night.

I know, I know, 'Never be too busy to be beautiful'....It is a motto that I stand beside and have said many times but seriously I have 2 kids and a toddler at home and I work full-time, Most days I am so exhausted I go into dream mode putting my 1 yr old to sleep with a plan of getting up about 30 mins later to wash my face, paint my nails, etc BUT when I DO wake up it's time for me to get up and start the day all over again! lol

Sin #2. I use to wear face powder that was too light for me.

Those ghastly white casts in the old photos, and the favorite compact puff tucked neatly inside by the mirror. Yep I was one that fell victim to this classic! This was back in the day before we cherished makeup brushes and drugstore makeup companies were ho-hum about selling makeup and powder that matched REAL skintones!

AND my #1 Beauty Sin......I use to share my makeup with my friends all the time.

Ewwww....now that I think about it, what the hell was I thinking? lol :)

Oct 7, 2011

Winners are...

Winners are Stephanie and Mia!

Congrats ladies!