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I finally got my hands on the infamous INGLOT 10 Freedom System palette. I decided to play around with it today and came up with a look and I have to say these shadows are amazingly pigmented!

New Vanity Mirror!

It is incredibly bright and I think it came out Amazing!

Polish Hoarders Anonymous!

So the 1st step in any program is admitting we have a problem...

My 1st Mineral Eyeshadow Product

A palette made by Yours Truly!

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Archive for March 2011

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My 1st Mineral Eyeshadow Product/ Gift

Hello everyone so if you follow me on twitter you have heard me mention that I have been eager to start making and selling some mineral eyeshadows. I did both the loose pigments and pressed versions of those pigments.Over the weekend a friend was having a birthday and as one of her gifts I decided to make her an eyeshadow palette and also give her the loose pigment version of what I had pressed for her. Please bare in mind I am no professional by any means and it is an idea that I am trying to work with .
Here is the Front Cover of her Palette made by Yours Truly!

I wanted to be creative with the name and Love what I came up with.

Here is the Inside of her Palette that holds 9 Eyeshadow Pans.
I mixed and pressed them all myself into each pan. Super time consuming but worth the end result!

I also labeled the back of the palette so that she knows the color corresponding to whichever pan.

Here I decided to put the loose pigment in a 5g jar with a sifter and Shrink wrapped it to make it look more professional.

Here they all are!
I added an extra goody ha ha

Here I just put all of them in a box and wrapped her palette so she had another little present to open !

Closed Box and ready to be gifted!

So to sum it all up I had a great time working and making all of these. It is very time consuming if you are as OCD as I am about making sure everything is perfect. This is a great idea for all girlfriends. Its more personal and you are only limited by your own imagination. She really appreciated it and liked the colors I made. You can customize it to your own liking or if you know what colors that person would most likely wear you can go with that idea as well.

As for me putting this into production I am working out a few details on how to go about doing so effectively. There are so many people out there selling mineral makeup that it just seems a little intimidating for me to put a product out there. I need to consider the amount of time, materials, shipping, etc you can imagine the rest. I also never want to lose sight of why I enjoy doing this. Once something becomes work it no longer is fun at times. So I hope you all enjoy this and cant wait to make more of these.

** Please leave me any feedback with any advice you may have on how I can improve this or any advice is truly appreciated. I was so consumed with getting this done that I forgot to Swatch everything for you all :-( **

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March Favorites!

Its that time of Month again. Today I have mostly hair related products and a few lip products I am absolutely in love with at the moment. Hope you all enjoy was fun putting together.

So here is an overview of all my faves this month:

1st Item is my New Favorite Curling Iron !!!

This was a steal! I love the way it curls my hair and it heats up Super fast! With all the Craze of the Curling Wands out there I did my research and Found one I was comfortable budget wise. I originally wanted to get the Infamous Sultra Bombshell

Here I used the Pink Herstyler Grande to achieve this style. Took me a bit of time. My hair is naturally curly so I usually have t blow dry it straight, flat iron , then curl. Long process but worth it for a different look!

This retails for $130 at Sephora. It has amazing reviews but if you know me by know I will do my homework 1st and find a more affordable version of a product before splurging.

Here are the Differences in Sizes:

I also go this one which is almost a spitting image of the Bombshell:

Here is the Link on Amazon:
When I purchased this a few months back I believe I paid around $40 for it. The price has gone up from what I can tell. Ebay also carries Herstyler.

I Like this wand if I am looking for Big Curls and waves. Since I don't have thick hair it takes me a bit of time to accomplish the look but the end result is amazing. I have gone out and Slept on the curls and even the next days I cant believe how well they have held up!

 I went to a family wedding this past weekend and even after dancing and sweating my curls managed to stay. They were obviously a lot tighter and dropped as the night went on but still looked ok .

There are other varieties of wands by Herstyler:

This is the Baby Curls one

Herstyler Reverso
I am Curious about this one looks awesome may get it also

This is an awesome deal:
Wish they would have had this when I purchased my Irons :-( 
Comes in 4 Colors not just PINK!
$90 !!

**FYI I am in no way trying to sell you all a product and am not Affiliated with this company! Just sharing some info and giving you all options to try!**

My next favorite Item I have mentioned before is my GHD Flat Iron . I got this for a killer Steal . Retails for about $240 at Sephora at one point and searched around and went to Folica and this was listed in there Sale section and I paid $100 free shipping and came with a Heat Protectant! It beeps when it has heated up and literally in a minute or so it is super Hot! No temperature control but that's ok with me because It gets hot enough to work extremely well. 

This is how I store it:

Detachable Pouch...
Use the Bottom Mat to rest the Iron while working and prevent it from burning any surface.

I purchased this case at Walmart for $10! I love how I can use it to travel, store and protect it. It is by Conair but I removed the Label off the Front ha ha 

This next Item is another awesome product. I recently received a Sample of there Hair Gel in one of my Pretty Pink Boxes. I fell in love with the gel and used the coupon that was in my box to purchase the full size product. This website is for us Curly Heads that want all natural and Organic Ingredients for our hair. I only ordered the Gel and to my surprise i was sent like 5 other items in my package to try. This was the best.

It really doesn't do much for moisturizing but OMG the Smell of this is so Invigorating! I love anything Coconut Scented and this was like a Pina Colada Party in my Hair! Seriously true Coconut smelling. I use it just for the scent but who cares right its awesome and fun ha ha 

Here are a few other Hair Items I have been loving this month:

Got 2B Glued is no Joke. You spray some of this stuff and I can assure you with any up do or serious style your hair will not Budge!! AT ALLL! I also used this after I curled my hair a light Mist and worked wonders!

Garnier Fructis Smoothing Milk for before I blow Dry my hair also a great product to help the process.

Loreal Ever Pure Leave in Conditioner for when I leave my hair naturally curly. I put this on while it is still wet then my Special Hair Gel my hair doesn't feel so dry after.

Now for some Fun Stuff:
I recently purchased some of the New Covergirl Lip Perfection Lip Colors:

 I was Pleasantly surprised at how pigmented and smooth these felt on my lips.

** The only think I noticed was the Siren in Particular Stains a little bit. After Swatching it I still have the Stain on my hand 2 days later ha ha.

This is my Absolute Favorite!

This is the cute phrase listed on the tube. 
Feels like a Mousse when you apply it very nice.

This is a great product also:

I love the Blush in particular very pretty pink. Comes with 4 concealers and some highlighters and a bronzers. I believe this goes for $5 on Elf's website or Target.

My Local Dollar Store Find:
Rosacea so any rubbing or unnecessary fussing with my face it gets red instantly. I went to the Dollar Store and I stumbled upon these and decided to give them a try. 

As you can see I fell in love with them and I racked up. They are Microfiber and sooo soft! I used them daily with my Purity face Cleanser. No matter how hard I rub with this I do not get irritated and they feel amazing on my skin!

Hope this was helpful for all you beauty bloggies. let me know what you would like to see and think. I tried to do more swatching and enhancing the pics as best I could for you all! I can only get the pics in Medium size for some reason my layout wont let me go bigger. Will try to work on that for you guys !

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Whats in my Makeup Bag?

Hello everyone sorry I have been so MIA just so much going on. I was in Florida for a little bit visiting some friends of mine and when I got back I checked one of my favorite nail bloggies named Asami. She had this awesome tag and even though I wasn't personally tagged I went ahead and did this anyways ha ha.

So the Topic was " What's in your Purse or Makeup Bag". We recently saw this on Facebook where Sephora had some of there staff members do the " Big Reveal" of what was in there Makeup Bags and was awesome.

So here it Goes:

Yes I know it seems like a Lot bot everything fits in my Little Ulta Bag Perfectly and hate being caught out there with some thing I need and don't have.

  1. Ulta Makeup Bag and Coastal Scents Small Pink Bag
  2. Colgate Wisps ( Got at Dollar Store ) 
  3. Plackers Flossers
  4. Hello Kitty Makeup Travel Brushes
  5. Pleasures Travel Perfume
  6. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
  7. UDPP Travel Size ( Urban Decay Primer Potion in case you didn't get the abbreviations :-) )
  8. Ulta Blush
  9. Boing Under Eye Concealer by Benefit
  10. Small Nail Clipper
  11. Anastasia Brow Gel 
  12. Tylenol
  13. Stila Trendsetting in Tokyo Palette
  14. W&W Walking on Eggshells Palette
  15. Nivea Hand Cream
  16. Burts Bees Cuticle Cream
  17. Pocket Tissues
  18. Hand Wipes by Cottonelle
  19. VS Mattifying Gel Cream
  20. Nivea Chap Stick
  21. BurstsBees Tinted Lip Balm
  22. ELF Moisturizing Lip Balms
  23. GHD Pocket Mirror
** So I hope you enjoyed seeing all the goodies I know it is long put it fits comfortably in my purse and couldn't be caught out there without some of these items**

Now Ladies your Turn to tag some of your Bloggers as well.
Tag Your It:
  1. http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/
  2. http://msprettyfulgirl.blogspot.com
  3. http://www.abrilliantbrunette.com
  4. http://www.lipgloss-flipflops.blogspot.com
  5. http://www.snooglerat.blogspot.com/

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Eyeshadow Project and Update

Hello Bloggies I know I have been MIA lately but as we all know life goes on beyond the blogging world and i got caught up with some personal things here.On another note I have been wanting to venture into the making of my own mineral makeup for a bit of time now. I love Mac Pigments and Mineral Foundation but sometimes they are beyond our financial means at the moment. I am so excited to have started doing this and working with mixing my own colors and palettes.

There are so many other people I know bloggies you tube gurus that have there mineral eyeshadow and makeup lines that I am hesitant to try and sell them myself . Till I can figure out what to do I am having fun working on my own home made colors and makeup.

As you can see here I have about 30 pigments or so that I need to press and play around with!

1st and Foremost Safety!!
I originally started working with the powders and after maybe 15 mins of particles flying in the air I developed a Bad Nose Bleed and major Migraine! Not Good Ladies. So you look like your going to Fumigate but How cute will you look with your new made makeup and nose bleeding and can barely breath?! This is a God Send! I don't know how other people work without one!

Some extra cotton ones if I feel my Mask is bugging me after a while:

Aren't they Adorable!

Here is what I my Little working station looks Like:

Here are some that I have pressed so far:

I cant wait for them to dry and I can dig in! 

A few Swatches:

The Camera does the Colors no Justice! So pigmented and Gorgeous!

I promise to update on my progress and idea of selling them. Not as easy as I thought trying to make a little business with it but is certainly fun and may just try it anyways! 

March Favorites coming soon also ! Please let me know what you all think!