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Vacation Time!

Hello Beautiful people! This is my last post until next month. It's not a beauty post but just wanted to let you know I'll be on vacation. I'm taking a cruise, we're going to Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. I can't wait!!! Hopefully, I'll have some pics of the trip and makeup I'm going to do for the formal nights.  Take care!

All the Best,
Gabriel!

Lipgloss of the Week, Month? (Another Lippie Post)

I got this idea from another beauty blogger,Mocha Mish Mash, (her link is below and under the beauty blogs of interest column) she gets a blog award for coming up with this idea. I love her makeup photos of the day and her beauty product reviews, especially the drugstore makeup reviews the most. I was reading one of her posts and she posted that she has a lot of lip glosses (like me) that she doesn't use. So, she gave herself a beauty challenge! She challenged herself to wear 1 of her lip glosses for a full week. So, I'm challenging myself to do the same. I'm not good with persistence at times, so I don't know if I'll be able to keep this up every week, maybe I'll try for lip gloss of the month :)

This week I'm wearing Mac's Revealing lip glass. I've paired it up with Cork lip liner. Revealing is described as "rich caramel" but to me it comes off as the perfect nude lip gloss.Cork lip liner is described as "muted golden brown." B…

Viva Glam (My Favorite Lipstick)

Viva Glam happens to be my favorite lipstick ever, because of it being my favorite lipstick and because Viva Glam means "glam lives" are a few reasons that I gave myself the blogger screen name, Ms. Viva Glam! I thought it would be great to swatch my all time favorite lip stick and to show you all a few of the lip combinations that I created with this lipstick. For those of you who may not know, Viva Glam lipsticks and glosses are made exclusively by Mac cosmetics. Every cent of the $14 that you pay for the Viva Glam lipsticks and glosses are donated to the MAC Aids Fund to support men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS.

These are the two Viva Glam lipsticks that I have in my collection right now. The Viva Glam VI Special edition which is described as "soft blue pink" and the Viva Glam Gaga (named after celebrity spokesperson, Lady Gaga) which is described as "cool blue-pink shade." Below are the swatches for each color.

I've played around w…

My Skin Care Routine

I thought it would be beneficial to share my skin care routine and the products that I use on a regular basis. Some of these products you may have seen before and wondered how they work and other products may be totally new for you, either way I'll explain how they work and my honest thoughts on them. Most of these items can be found right on the shelves of CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens! Just a warning my skin care routine is a bit more complex because I'm a complex person :) Here we go!

CLEANSE


I use Ambi's Cocoa Butter Cleansing Bar. This bar is great because the price is $1.99 and it lasts forever. It lathers up well and it gently cleanses to get rid of dirt, oil and makeup. I like that it has cocoa butter because the cocoa butter is a natural moisturizer and it helps even even your skin tone. I have hyper pigmentation, which are dark spots and scarring on my face left over from acne. (I still suffer from acne at 26!) Since I've been using it I notice the dark spots are…