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My Latest Fashion Addiction...Clutches!!!

It's been a while since I've done a fashion post. Since the Spring, I have been going clutch crazy. I just love them... a few clutches (at least 1 black and 1 white ) are a part of my top 10 wardrobe essentials. A good clutch can add that extra chic and glamour to any outfit, especially when it matches your outfit or your shoes!

They especially come in handy when you're going out, I don't like to carry big handbags and purses at night.. I find that clutches are easy to carry and surprisingly, they can carry a lot of your essentials for a night out.

I prefer the envelope style clutches, I've been collecting them from all over. Right now, I'm searching for a blue and red envelope style clutch. Here is my current collection.

















Photo Credits:

http://www.fashionandbags.com.au/
http://www.fashion-allure.com/

Copper Sparkle LOTD

One of the makeup trends for this winter season is metallic eyes and red lips. I voted in my poll on the top right side of my blog, that I was going to try both trends (metallic eyes and red lips). This look is starring the beautiful frost copper sparkle pigment. Since the pigment is very sparkly and has copper flecks in it, I kept the browbone and crease area very neutral and subdued. Here's the look.






PRODUCTS USED

Eyes

-Elf brow kit in medium
-Urban Decay primer potion
-Mac Copper Sparkle pigment on lid
-Mac Texture e/s in crease
-Mac Studio Finish concealer NC45 as highlight
-L'oreal Double Extend illuminator mascara in black quartz
-Black Radiance creme liner in black
-Mac Engraved powerpoint eye pencil on top & bottom lashlines

Face

-Black Opal Cream to Powder foundation in Heavenly Honey
-Bobbi Brown peach corrector under eyes
-Mac Gingerly blush
-Mac Blunt blush to contour

Lips

-Avon glimmersticks lip liner in red brick
-Mac Red lipstick


Will you try the metallic eye…

Adore Me Lingerie Reveal + Review

Hey, Glamour Dolls!


A few posts ago, I did a introductory post on Adore Me lingerie. I was sent a beautiful set of lingerie of my choice for consideration. If you're interested in learning more about my experience with Adore Me, keep reading!







Online Presence

As mentioned in my previous Adore Me post, when you view their website- it prompts you to create an account and then you're prompted to take a quick quiz on your style and lingerie options. I found the website efficient and easy to navigate. I loved taking the quiz, it's always fun to find out what styles you like the most.

After the quiz is taken, you're sent an email notifying you that your showroom is ready. It took maybe a few hours for me to receive this email, your showroom lists all of the possible lingerie choices that you may like, which are based on your selections from your quiz.



Lingerie Choices




This is when I really fell in love with Adore Me, when you think of lingerie-immediately bras and underwear co…

Fave 5 of 2011!

Hey, Glamour Dolls

It's that time of year, another year almost gone and a new one coming in!  I don't do a monthly "faves" posts like a lot of Bloggers, but; these are my top products that I've been loving in 2011. I did a post like this last year (read HERE) and really, not much has changed. I still use most of my top products from last year... here are some faves-old and new.



WET N WILD EYESHADOW PALETTES



Every year I've been loving Wet n Wild palette's more and more... the pigmentation, color choices and the prices won me over! I use these palettes when I want a quick look and don't want to think about what colors to put together. They make some of the best mattes shadows. I really don't have to go in to much detail about these palettes, everyone should know how fabulous they are by now! I own 10 of their palettes. I must say one of the beauty highlights of my year was when I found the limited edition I heart Matte palette at Walgreens, you wo…

Half Baked Look of the Day

Here is a look I did yesterday using my Naked 1 palette that I won last month! This is a natural eye look, using three shadows with a pink lip (I know... I'm always doing a pink lip). I have dozens of other lipsticks, but; I keep coming back to my old faithful lip color :-)




PROUDCTS USED

 Eyes

-Elf brow kit medium
-Urban Decay primer potion
-Mac Studio Finish NC45 concealer as highlight
-Half Baked (rich gold) e/s on lid
-Darkhorse e/s on outter crease
-Mac Saddle e/s as transition color
-Black Radiance creme liner on upper lashline
-Mac Engraved powerpoint eye pencil on lower lashline
-Kiss lashes #5

Face

-Mac Prep + Prime face
-Black Opal Truly Topaz creme stick foundation
-Mac C6 Studio Fix powder plus foundation
-Elf Berry Merry blush
-Mac Blunt blush to contour

Lips

-NYX chestnut lipliner
-Mac Viva Glam Gaga I l/s

Winner of the Wet n Wild Petal Pusher Giveaway

The winner is..... Girl Rates World. You are the winner of the Wet n Wild Petal Pusher palette, congrats!!!

I was supposed to announce the winner last Friday, my apologies... I didn't have access to a computer over the weekend.

Thanks to all that entered. I will have another giveaway very soon :-)

Burt's Bees Sensitive Skin Cleanser and Moisturizer Review

Since I'm a BzzAgent, I was sent some exclusive products from the Burt's Bees line for my consideration. I was sent the Sensitive Skin Facial Cleanser and the Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream.
Here's the long and short of it... the short of it, I really like both products. For the long of it and the details, keep reading!





PRODUCT CLAIMS
Cleanser
"This soap-free cream cleanser is clinically proven to moisturize sensitive skin while gently cleansing away dirt, oil and make-up without over drying or causing redness. Distinctly formulated with softening Cotton Extract to help skin replenish its outer layer and minimize the effects of potential irritants such as harsh soaps or cleansers, it also moisturizes with Rice Extract and soothes with Aloe. Naturally gentle and skin-friendly for daily use, it’s what every sensitive product should be."
Moisturizer
"Clinically proven to moisturize sensitive skin all day without causing redness or irritation, this nourishing day…

Mosiac Effects NOTD (Nails of the Day)

By now, I'm sure everyone is familar with the Crackle craze, there have been plenty of other dupes like Crackle including the Shatter and now, I fell in love with another dupe by Avon... it's the Mosiac Effects polish.

I bought it from my Avon rep, it was on sale for $3.99 but the regular price is $6.00 ( a few dollars cheaper than crackle). You apply it the same as Crackle, you pick a base color, let it dry and apply a coat of the mosiac top coat to your nails and then watch it transform. I love watching the designs form :-) I apply a clear top coat and then I'm done.


I get gel overlays over my own nails and I took it to the shop and let the nail technician use it and this is how it came out looking. I've used it on my toe nails, but; it doesn't come out as well, it applies really thick for some reason.

If you're looking for an inexpensive version of Crackle, the Mosiac Effects is worth a shot, the only down side is that it only comes in one color, black. It c…

I am now on Bloglovin!

Hey, Glamour Dolls,

My blog can be followed through Bloglovin. You can sign up on Bloglovin's site and keep up with my posts directly through their website.

Google is making some changes next year that will affect how readers will be able keep up with their fave blogs, (more about that later) so; from now on and until they make their changes (which is expected March 2012) I will be informing you of other ways that you can keep up with my site and enter my giveaways-so that you wont miss a beat!

It's very easy to sign up on Bloglovin, all you need is an email address, make sure to click on the link listed below. If you have a blog that's on Bloglovin, please let me know so that I can follow you as well.

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Wet n Wild Silent Treatment (LOTD)

This is a look I did a few days ago, using all the colors from the Silent Treatment Wet n Wild palette that I won! I really like the palette, but; I don't know how I feel about my entire look...you know how we are our own worst critic?!

I love wearing lashes now and I'm just now learning that as much as you love a pair of lashes you can only wear them about 4 times. I really love my Miss Adoro 415 lashes, I wore them so much that they look a mess, I had to throw them away-thankfully, I bought an extra pair :-) Anywho, here is the look...





PRODUCTS USED

Eyes

-Avon glimmersticks brow definer dark brown
-Elf eyelid primer
-pink e/s on browbone as highlight
-matte brown e/s from the Wet n Wild Vanity palette as a transition color
-lilac puple e/s on lid
-black e/s in crease
-Black Radiance creme liner in black on upper lashline
-Mac Engraved powerpoint pencil eyeliner on lower lashline
-Miss Adoro lashes 415 (my fave lashes!)


Face

-Mac Prep + Prime Face
-Mac Select Cover up N…

Wet n Wild Petal Pusher Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Hey, Glamour Dolls!
I was able to pick up a few Wet n Wild palettes this weekend at Walgreens and I decided to give one away. Wet n Wild is really my favorite drugstore brand for eyeshadows, you get a great selection of coordinated, pigmented colors for an inexpensive price. Here is your chance to win a palette! The rules are very simple...

Giveaway Rules
1. The contest starts today and ends Thursday, December 8, 2011 11:59pm eastern time.
2. To be entered in the contest, you must be a follower of this blog through Google Friend Connect and you must leave a comment in this post. Please put your name and "enter me" in your comment as well as an email address that you can be reached at if you're the winner.
3. The winner will be announced on Friday, December 9, 2011.
4. I will only ship to USA and Canada.

Best wishes to all that enter! 

Introducing....Adore Me!

If you haven't already heard or read, Adore Me, is one of the newest subscription based websites that offers women a personalized selection of lingerie, picked by a stylist each month! I'm a huge fan of lingerie... I'm no stranger to Frederick's, Victoria's Secret or any other lingerie store, so; I was very excited to hear about their new website.


How does Adore Me work?

In short, it's a program like Shoe Dazzle or Just Fab... you fill out a survey on your desired style of lingerie and a personal stylist selects lingerie that best suits your taste. You pay nothing until you decide to buy, once you do decide to purchase- there will be a fee of $39.95. If you don't like the selections, you are not obligated to purchase anything.


Tell me more about Adore Me!

"Adore Me is a new trendy lingerie club that offers a unique personalized shopping experience.

Everything begins with a short quiz that allows professional stylists, to hand-picked each month for you …

I'm a Winner...Again!!! (Makeup Haul)

Wow, this is the second big giveaway that I've won in the last month!!! I won the products from my girl Tisha at Gettin Cazhmerred...by Cocoa.
Tisha is an awesome supporter and blogger friend to me. I feel like I know her so well, even though we haven't met personally. She is a lover off all things makeup and beauty like me... her blog is featured in my blog roll on the right, so; please check out the link and follow.
Believe it or not, a lot of the products that I've won are by brands that I've never tried before, so; it was a real treat to win this giveaway. Below is what I won: 

SONIA KASHUK BRUSH SET

As much as I've heard so many great things about Sonia Kashuk, I've never bought any of her brushes for my personal use. I was so excited when I won this travel brush set. I've been needing some smaller brushes to go in my cosmetic bag to use every day and now, thanks to this set, I have brushes that can fit in my cosmetic bag.



LOT #1
I got a sample of 6 pig…

Golden-Bronze Bridal Makeover + Kit Faves

Hello, Glamour Dolls :-)

I did wedding makeup over the weekend. I was really excited because I've done smaller weddings in the past and this was my first big wedding! I'm glad I made it through the day without feeling tired or sluggish.

The wedding colors were gold, burgundy and white...here are a few pics of me in action and some of the work I did.


 
 

  This is one of my dear friends, who was also a bridesmaid in the wedding. She doesn't wear foundation, so; I wanted it to be very light and natural. I used the  Mid Marigold color from theGraftobian Hd foundation palette and powder. On her eyes are: Satin Taupe, Woodwinked and Bamboo e/s by Mac. We did a light flush blush on her cheeks.. her brown contacts really made her eyes pop.


The maid of honor was also a friend of mine. She wanted a natural look with some flair. I used the Sienna color from the Graftobian foundation palette on her and the MUFE HD invisible powder. On her eyes, I did a dark to light transition …

Nordstrom's Winter 2011 Makeup Trend Show + Mini Haul (Pic Heavy)

A friend of mine told me about Nordstrom's annual Trend show that showcases the upcoming makeup trends for the winter season... which are metallic eyes and red lips.

I hadn't heard of  the Trend show before, but; I was eager to attend. It was last Saturday, it featured a mini fashion show, upcoming products from numerous makeup, skin care and perfume lines, giveaways, lots of discounts and a goody bag. 



The cost was very inexpensive, only $15 and the $15 could be used towards any beauty purchase. Guests had the option to get their faces done by the makeup lines featured. My friends got their faces done at Mac, they looked amazing. I'm a huge Mac fan, but; I decided to get my face done at the Bobbi Brown counter.



I didn't take a picture of my face, but it came out well. It was very natural on the eyes and face and a bold red lip. It was different from what I would have done, but; isn't that the whole idea of getting your face done? Trying new looks and t…