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Kate Beckinsale’s “Serpent Goddess” Look

8 Aug

I’ve been extremely busy working on blogs for other amazing companies that I totally fell behind on my own creation. I apologize to all of my followers for not keeping up-to-date with the latest most awesomest random things I’ve encountered because trust…there have been a LOT! But I wasn’t sure where to start again until I saw the images of Kate Beckinsale at her Total Recall movie premiere.

How old is this fierce foxy lady cuz when I reach that age I want to make sure I look.Just.Like.Her! Her skin was a-glowing and her dress was phenomenal. It was celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern who worked with Kate Beckinsale to give her what is being called a “serpent goddess” look:

Stern used a variety of products but to get that glow, she used NYX’s Illuminating Bronzer in Magnetic on her high cheek bones to “reflect the light”.

I like how subtle and natural she looks but amazingly subtle and natural. There’s a radiance within her that could be from the bronzer but overall, this woman looks gorge!

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Guest Post: Mascara Me Fabulous!

17 Jun

Looking for a great mascara is like looking for the perfect guy:

so many to choose from, all saying they are going to do this and that for you, having you feeling fabulous…UNTIL it starts to flake on you!

Ah! Read below and discover the journey Lorena has taken to find thee mascara that’s right for her. We’ve ALL been there:

“This year I have been in search of the perfect many things:

men, eye shadow, eye liner and…MASCARA!

Let me tell you about just a few mascaras I have tried: Maybelline Falsies, Define a Lash, as well as their OG Pink and Green tube. Some of these made my lashes fall out or they dried too fast. Others did nothing they claimed to do! My lashes didn’t look like I had”falsies” on and no single lash was defined. I even tried mascaras because of the spokespeople (Drew Barrymore, I could have sworn my lashes were going to turn out exactly like yours…). Another one bites the
dust. Mascara after mascara, I always go back to Maybelline’s Colossal Volume Express mascara in Glam Black:

maybelline collossal mascara

Maybe she’s born with it….maybe it’s ________

For me, Colossal Volume Express does what it says: 9x the volume! Colossal lashes in just one coat (or 2-3 depending on
occasion) and made with collagen. It may be the mega brush or the collagen formula; I don’t know…maybe it’s the combination of the two but it plumps my lashes just the way I like them – VOLUMINOUS. I buy mine at Target usually between $5-6. The only down fall to this mascara is that it dries quickly. I find myself buying a tube every month and half or so. I know when I need to buy a new tube when mid day I see flakes on my cheeks (not cute, not cute at all). Besides that, this is the one product that you’ll always find in my make up caboodle.”

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“YOLO”

Lorena Zazueta is currently a student at USC. She enjoys spending time with her friends and  eating bean ‘n cheese burritos with green sauce. She likes to put make up on her friends, loves a good laugh, dancing with no rhythm and has a passion for helping others. Looking for the right guy is on hold as she is still trying to find the perfect mascara!

Dr. Brandt’s Signature BB Cream

14 Jun

I recently signed up for the New  Beauty’s Test Tube sampling program. Sooner than later, I get this hot pink package in the mail FULL of amazing beauty goodies, including the New Beauty magazine. Ok so before you get super jealous of me, I just want to share one of the goodies I’ve been using and loving:

Dr. Brandt’s Signature BB cream with flexitone

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color blending complexion enhancement technology (drbrandtskincare.com)

I know there was or has been an explosion of BB creams but I didn’t jump on that trend immediately. I didn’t really understand how BB creams worked but after trying Dr. Brandt’s BB cream, I want to look natural everyday! Like the Boscia BB cream I discussed a while back, BB creams do provide a beautiful finish and do more than just cover up flaws:

  • moisturize
  • protect against the effects of aging
  • revitalize the skin
  • brightens the skin
  • UV-protection

Dr. Brandt’s BB cream leaves a really smooth finish. I have been using it daily for a natural, no makeup look. It blends pretty good with my skin color and I feel like it lasts mostly all day. What is also really cool and different is that this BB cream has this flexitone, a color blending technology that is supposed to enhance your complexion – I think it’s that radiance I see after I put it on in the morning.

I’m hoping this little sample tube of wonders does not finish on me too soon. Let’s see what amazing products my next New Beauty test tube will introduce me to!

NARS Super Orgasm Blush

27 May

When it comes to blush, I am an ultimate hoarder. I still have blush with like, one application left because I love how they look in my makeup collection. That being said, I was surprised with myself that I did not have in my collection the ultimate blush, Nars Orgasm blush. So just recently I was browsing through the Sephora web site and came across the Orgasm blush.

HOWEVER!!!

I like to go above and beyond so when I saw that there was a SUPER ORGASM blush, well I didn’t even think twice as I clicked it into my shopping cart and checked out.

super orgasm blush

Finally, I own some piece of NARS

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Gold speckles throughout…

So what do I think about Super Orgasm vs. Orgasm? I like the gold speckles it has but I can use that more for a dramatic flair instead of a natural look. According to the NARS web site, the regular Orgasm is a “peachy pink with golden SHIMMER” and the Super Orgasm is “peachy pink with gold GLITTER”. And since the glitter seems to take over, what I like to do is put on my regular blush and then dab a bit of the NARS Super Orgasm over for a little glitter goodness.

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Up Close ‘n Personal (Nars.com)

La J.Lo’s Vampy Look

25 May
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How does one master the sultry JLO gaze?

Typically, Miss Lopez parades a bronze, nude makeup look. And who could blame her – with a gorge figure and eye-catching outfits, she doesn’t need much other attention on her face.

But at the recent premiere for What to Expect When You’re Expecting, we certainly were NOT expecting this bold makeup look!

I am digging the dark lip shade and subtle yet fierce eye makeup. I’m not a fan of bright lipstick but somehow I got an itchin’ to try out a bold, dark look like this.

Thank you JLO, yet again, for another fierce beauty look we will now be replicating in hopes to feel just a tad bit saucy………….

 

LoLo Jones

23 May

After watching a mini documentary on Lolo Jones last nite, I have added her to my list of awe-inspiring chicas!

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Lori “Lola” Jones

While I’m always intrigued with celebrity glamour and what have you, Lolo Jones introduced a different level of beauty that I had not searched for in the past. Better known as a phenomenon in the track and field world, she is the American record holder in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.72 (Wiki). Now I don’t know exactly what that means but I did see her in action while watching this short documentary and was just uh-mazed with her capabilities, humble confidence and survivor mentality. You see, Lolo Jones grew up in a basement of a Salvation Army shelter. She often stole TV dinners so that her and her brothers could eat and she worked her ass off in high school to be fortunate enough to get a scholarship so that she could finally enjoy a normal life.

Today, Lolo Jones continues to train and amidst her unfortunate loss at 2008 Beijing Olympics (she tripped on a hurdle, leaving her in 7th place), she is a positive role model for girls everywhere. Except with celebrities and TV stars taking over the media, how can we give her the props she deserves?

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I’ve never looked that happy after a run…

This girl is beautiful – inside and out. Just recently Lolo Jones tweeted her virgin status, unafraid to admit that it has been a somewhat harder feat than training. And during the documentary, they showcase the numerous family gatherings she sets up in her home. Homegirl did not let her childhood keep her from greatness and instead grew a willingness to use the only thing she had to succeed: herself.  Because of her strong morals and dedicated endurance, I am happy to be a LOLA fan – thank you for being an inspiration, Lola Jones!

 

Bdellium Tools, Eco-Friendly Makeup Brushes

14 May

When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? If you’re a makeup artist, then the answer might be, hmmm, every other minute – I hope! But if you’re a regular gal that likes to wear makeup but also has to get out of the house quickly in the morning because of a one-hour work commute, cleaning your makeup brushes may not be a daily task. I bought this spray cleanser for makeup brushes but the fact of the reality remained…how clean were my brushes? So then I used a regular soak brush cleanser and wow! My makeup brushes were filthy! I didn’t even remember that one of my brushes had green tips due to all the makeup residue. So the lesson was this: my spray-on brush cleanser was not doing the best job. But again, I don’t have time to clean my makeup brushes every day or every morning.

This is why Bdellium Tools comes into place. They are professional makeup brushes that are:

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I treated myself at the L.A. Makeup Show

1) Anti-bacterial

and

2) Eco-friendly

and

3) Yellow (my fave color)

Bdellium Tools has five different product lines: Maestro Series, Studio Line, Travel Line, Green Bambu and Yellow Bambu.

All of their brushes are created with natural and/or synthetic hair. Their BAMBU series brushes are the eco-friendly series that feature sustainable bamboo handles and all vegan soft synthetic bristles and an anodized aluminum ferrule.

Not all of their brushes are yellow (in case you are not a fan of the sunshine color). They also have black brushes – the Maestro Series. Bdellium Tools are actually affordable and can be purchased alone or in sets.

(image taken from web site)

For the girl who doesn’t always have time to clean her makeup brushes but cares about what goes on her face, Bdellium Tools eases the pressure just a bit with their anti-bacterial brush sets.