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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 June 2011

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Tarte for True Blood

Hi Ladies so I hope that I am not becoming a spammer to you all. I have been doing more posts lately and well I never want to become a pest, but I just could not wait to share this with you all!

I am a Huge Fan of the HBO Show True Blood ( For those who don't watch it Yes one of those Vampire Shows) LOL. I could not wait for this past Sunday to come to finally get my True Blood Fix after last season. The minute I saw this collection come out I said I just had to have this awesome Palette No MATTER WHAT! Needless to Say I went to my Local Sephora and because it was so new it hadn't yet made it to the store. So I ordered it online and also redeemed my 500 Beauty Insider Points for an Awesome Free Perk!

I apologize way in advance for not Swatching ladies but I literally just had just gotten home ripped open the box and busted out the Camera. Also not sure how I was going to swatch these all for you just yet lol

Comes with this Cool little Card 

Different Looks to do with the Palette

OMG Leather Exterior and Corset Design !

A Pull Out Drawer on the Front:

Inside the Drawer:

Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
EmpasEyes Aqua-Gel Eyeliner
Lifted Natural Eye Primer

Now the Best Part!!! (Plastic Protector Has all the Shade Names on it!)

Retails for $52 Valued at $331!
17 Limited Edition Eyeshadows
The Light: Shimmering Warm Ivory
Fairy: Shimmering Pink
Dusk: Matte Warm Taupe
Dawn: Shimmering Gold Dust
Werewolf: Matte Chocolate
Waitress: Sparkling Pink Champagne
Nocturnal: Sparkling Deep Indigo
Charmer: Sparkling Burnt Copper
Glamour me: Sparkling Deep PLum
Stake: Matte Steel
Bayou: Shimmering Golden Tan
Telepath: Sparkling Warm Rose
The True Death: Sparkling Silver
Immortal: Sparkling Midnight Black
Moss: Shimmering Forest Green
Legend: Deep Matte Black
"V" : Sparkling Crimson

Swatch of Legend. 
These Colors are So Silky to the Touch and Pigmented!

My 500 Beauty Insider Point Freebie:


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Hope you all Enjoyed I am so thrilled to have this in my collection. I love this too Faced palette as well. Planning to do a True Blood Look Soon! 

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June Favorites/Collective Haul

Hi Ladies I hope you are all doing great! I had a great weekend and what made it even better was the fact that Emily from Beauty Broadcast gave me a little shout out over the weekend. I was just so honored that she had even peeked into my blog let alone shared it with others. I have made so many new blog buddies since then and has motivated me to keep on doing what I do and work hard on my blog.

This Month there are quite a few favorites, but I also decided to make it a Collective haul as well because there were just that many things lol. Also I did not get these Items all at once over a few weeks time and decided to gather it together for this post!

1st Up are some Gorgeous Lipglosses/ Lipsticks I have been loving lately:

Left to Right:
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss in Papaya
Revlon Color Burst Lip Gloss in Hot Pink Rose
Revlon Color Burst Lip Gloss in Crystal Lilac
Revlon Lip Gloss in Coral Reef
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa
ELF Glossy Gloss in Dragon Fruit
Revlon Lipstick in Pink About It
Lime Crime Lipstick in Countessa Flourescent
Lime Crime Lipstick in Great  Pink Planet


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Left to Right:
Lime Crime Countessa Flourescent
Lime Crime Great Pink Planet
Revlon Pink About It
ELF Glossy Gloss in DragonFruit
Revlon Coral Reef
Revlon ColorBurst inHot Pink Rose 
NYX Addis Abbaba 
( Did you know this was the Capital of Ethiopia? LOL  Ha ha ha)
Revlon Color Burst Lip Gloss in Crystal Lilac
Revlon Color Burst Lip Gloss in Papaya

Camera is not Picking up how cool this Color is soo Awesome !
Orly Space Cadet

Left to Right:
Color Club Space Case
OPI Turquoise Shatter
ORLY Space Cadet
Sinful Colors Savage

Sonia Kashuk Spring Awakenings Face Palette

Best Part :

Left to Right:
Wet n Wild Princess Bronzer $1.99
ELF Mist & Set Spray $3 ( Love this Better than my Mac Fix + Hands Down!)
Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer in Tan $12.99
Urban Decay Tinted Moisturizer in Bullet Proof (HauteLook) $15
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Transforming Potion ( Haute Look) $ 5
Urban Decay Cream Eyeshadow in Sphynx (Haute Look) $8
Macadamia Deep Repair Masque $4.99

This is very Similar to the one from Jesse's Girl, but mine Expired so I needed to replace it :-(

How Cute are these Eye Masks!

From BigLots the only way I get sleep now a days Room is too Bright in the Morning lol!

Little Stand Up Easel

Folds Closed for travel too!

Real Techniques Brushes from Ulta $15

No More Smudged Eyeliner :

Harmons $ 4.99
Snap the end with the Blue Line and the Makeup Remover Filled Tube Releases into the opposite end of the Q-Tip for quick cleanups on the Go!

I will be doing a separate post on the Lime Crime Lip Sticks because I just feel they need a Post all to themselves.

There e=were so many items this month that it was hard for me to get them all in one picture. I will do separate posts for those items too.

Soon to Come:
Sephora Inspired Brush Holder Tutorial
Few Looks 
Sigma Dry n Shape
Skin Care Routine
Tarte True Blood Palette and 500 Point Perk Freebie!

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Girl Powder

Hi Ladies today's post is very unique. Very Frequently we all test out products use different things to achieve whatever look we are looking for. Recently while on Twitter I was contacted by one of the Ladies form Girl Powder. I was so excited mostly because of the story behind the company .

Here information directly from there website:

Girl Powder is more than a brand, but truly a way of life. in 2002, Girl Powder began as an online ride-share message board for women to connect with one another to gain safer passageways to the mountains in Lake Tahoe. Winter after winter, girls used the slopes to ski and snowboard. Soon the Catchy name GIRL POWDER, naturally branded itself throughout Northern California reflecting GIRL P-O-W-E-R uniting and empowering many ski and snowboard girls. Now in 2011, GIRL POWDER still stands strongly on its philanthropic roots  further advancing from the days of a ride-share message board. Today, GIRL POWDER is launching a collection that advocated empowerment of a woman, is home to a world-wide community of women that love the active life-style, and supports a team of girls known as Team GIRL POWDER!

There Main Product:

Finally-A lip gloss created for the active female, which nourishes, moisturizes, and protects lips naturally. The active female strives to live a healthy lifestyle and values natural products, and now with GIRL POWDER’S Active Lip Gloss, she can support and enjoy the active lifestyle while looking flawless. 
Non-Sticky! Tired of your hair constantly sticking to your lips? Fret no more
Natural! Made with 99% natural ingredients and packaged in 10mL Tube
Long Lasting Protection! Containing Shea butter, vegetable oils, and minerals provides wonderful protection from the sun
Stand Out! Lightly shimmers in the sun, keeping you glowing all day long no matter where you are
Tasty! Three delicious "snow cone" flavors: Strawberry, Pineapple, & Bubble Gum
High Quality! Created in Barcelona, Spain, we developed the perfect formula that rivals top luxury brands as well as stands up to the test of Nature.

Some More Information on these Awesome Lip Glosses:

Team GIRL POWDER, our team of sponsored riders and skiers, helped voice the interest in what has become our newest product GIRL POWDER Active Lip Gloss. During one of our feedback sessions, we learned that there was not a lip gloss that felt comfortable wearing, nor met their needs, and thus always had to fall back to plain lip balm. Today, thanks to new technology, safe cosmetics, and natural ingredients, GIRL POWDER has worked with a private lab in Barcelona, Spain to meet the need of Team GIRL POWDER and community members. GIRL POWDER'S Active LIp Gloss is a brand new, high end product that meets the need of every active girl worldwide!

Overall I absolutely love these lip glosses. They do exactly what they say they will do. Not sticky what so ever. It is all natural cruelty free and made with Natural Sun Protectants. 

They Smell great go on smoothly and make your lips feel nice and soft. 

I absolutely just love the message behind the company. I think that is great for companies to gear towards women's empowerment and positivity. 

**This is my own opinion and it is not based on the fact that these were items were sent to me to review. Although I may not have Purchased them it is my 110% opinion on these products.**

They have other adorable things and more to come in the future. 

I Definitely Want to Get this Adorable Hoodie:

Jackie O on the Back:

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Updated Makeup Organization Tower

Hi Ladies I hope you all are having a fabulous Weekend. Some of you may be at the IMATS LA this Weekend an I can't wait to hear all about it! Wishing I could have gone to the Cali one to :-( . On another note maybe it was better off that I did not go because I once again needed to find a better solution to my ever growing and reproducing makeup! I had been on a mission to find something finally where i could readily access everything I use without having to give into the unsightly Sterilite Containers. No Offense ladies if that is what you use . Hey whatever works for you .  For me I just have never been a huge fan of them .

After some serious You Tubing I came across this Awesome Video by MisoJenny and I said OMG that is exactly what I need!!!! Now at this point I was  intrigued and watched it from beginning to end to find out where she had gotten the organizers for the drawers and the actual system itself.  I then Learned that it was at no other than the The Container Store. I had tweeted about my adventure and I learned that some of you may not have a container store by you at all. I  could not believe my girls are missing out on this store.

I decided to do some research and I did find an alternate solution for the Elfa System from the Container Store. I also think this is an option if financially it just isn't feasible to purchase this because it was very expensive at least to me but a great investment in the end. I will have pricing and all later in the post.

Another main reason Storage was an issue for me is because my bedroom is abnormally small and well I am limited to space. So as of right now This Unit Doesn't allow me to Open my Closet door without moving it 1st. Sucks Big time but at least it slides in and out easily.

Here is another option from Ikea


The Drawers come in :


Also comes in 


And Lastly:

This is the Wire Basket they have also and is $2.50

So there is the more affordable option or if you just don't have access to a Container Store but have an Ikea here is an option .

Now as far as the Container Store, some of you may be thinking " Well if Ikea was cheaper why didn't you go with that option?' Well many reasons. As you can see in my Before and After Picture the system I had before was from the Office Depot and was around $45 I got a year ago. Many people loved this system raved about it and also had similar complaints to the ones I am about to explain to you. 

For Starters Yes Its was PINK! I mean a Given I was going to go for the color , but besides that I liked having all the drawers and was compact. But a bit to compact. The drawers were not deep enough and constantly fell off of the tracks. To the point where I actually had tried to hot glue the tracks back on because the drawers were constantly popping out and all over the place. I was able to organize the inside of them with little containers her and there but wasn't able to fit many products 

So let the Fun Begin :

Now here is a little Run Down:
Everything is bought Separately
What I mean :

The Actual Runners ( Where the drawers go in ) 10 of them plus the Cross Bars.
Runners: $39.00
Medium Cross Bar $18
Drawer Back Stop Pins: $.49
Frame Feet : $3.49
8 of the 1 runner Drawers @ $14.00 each
1 of the 2 Runner Drawers : $17.00
Melamine Counter Top : $15.99
 3 Drawer in and Out Stoppers : $2.49 each pack of 4

Grand Total:

So then you need your Drawers Obviously and this is how it works you have a variety of ways you can customize this system : 
1 Runner ( 1 Drawer per track)
2 Runner ( 1 drawer takes up space of 2 tracks making it deeper)
3 Runner Drawers ( 1 drawer takes up 3 tracks for maximum depth )

Guy at the Store said " If you take more than 10 mins to put it together, then you are doing something wrong!' 
He was soo right I did it all by myself took me 15 mins only because I needed to Pound extremely hard on the Cross Bars with A Rubber Mallet ( Hubby wasn't to happy with the $70 One I used BTW, I didnt know the Difference his was custom made or something idk ha ha )

So Here is what I did:
Top Counter Hold my Used Brushes in these Target Cups I found on Sale for $3.50 each

My Lippies New Home:

What I used inside of each Drawer to Organize:

1st Drawer of the Unit:

2nd Drawer:

3rd Drawer:

4th Drawer Trios, Quads, Duos etc:

5th Drawer ( the 2 runner)

This was the main reason I wanted this Unit. I hated having all my Foundations, and skin care items Lying on there side instead of Upright.

6th Drawer ( Backup items)

7th Drawer ( Blog Sale Items Reject Drawer :-( )

Now we take a quick tour of the Vanity:

Makeup Brushes ( Tutorial on Container coming Soon!)

Eyeliners etc:

Muji Drawers:

Inside the Vanity:

Mascaras & Concealers
(FYI This Organizer is from IKEA was the Anordna LYX Series but has been recently Disontinued)

Benefit Boxes, Bronzer, Scissors etc

Blushes, Gel Liners, ES Bases, Random odds and Ends
(Used the Antonius Insert Here can hole 3 of these Inserts straight across in this Vanity)

Blushes, Mac MSF's, Setting Powders etc
(Drawer Organizer from Container Store for Kitchen Utensils etc)

Well I hope you all made it through this lengthy post ok. I assure you that I am in no way bragging about what I have. I always like sharing my organizational tips with my followers and this was long overdue. I like items from IKEA but to me it is a great store for people that may be just starting out like college students or people getting into a new apt etc. I find that I can get only but a few years use out of there furniture before it starts to fall apart and that is what I didn't want with this. Yes it was a lot of money but much better quality and functionality for me. 

I would love to see how you gals organize your area! Please feel free to ask whatever comes to mind if an item in a particular drawer or any other details or help you may need to help when your makeup seems to attack! ha ha ha

Love you all and I have a few posts to work on for you all so sit  tight !