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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 August 2011

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August Faves/ SkinCare

Hey Bloggeristas so I hope everyone is doing well. I am over here trying to stay sane with all of this madness with Hurricane Irene. Hoping to squeeze in this post before we lose power at some point.

I decided to do my Favorites in conjunction with my Skin care Items because they are also a part of my Favorites and everyday use.

For Hair:

I am in Love with all Moroccan/Argan Oil Products. For my Curls this has been the only thing that has been able to manage my frizz and give me definition to my curls. I love the Styling creme and as a matter of fact this bottle is totally empty and had to buy a new one today.

The smaller bottle i got at Sally's Beauty Supply for about $8 and its Moroccan Oil . I sometimes just use that if I am not going anywhere and just gonna hang out in the house and put it in, let it air dry and my curls are super bouncy!

For Body & Feet:

Organix Coconut Milk White Chocolate Shaping Body Souffle. (Say that 10x fast!)
As you all know by now I am obsessed with coconut scents and white chocolate! What better than a body Souffle that combines them both? And helps shape! 

I use the Ms. Pedicure Foot Tool in the Shower along with my Rough Skin Eraser. With Summer its a Must to keep those feet looking purty!

Some Eye Items:

Benefit Powderflage I use underneath my eyes to set my concealer and to prevent my eyeliner from running underneath which I have a major prob with!

Ruby Kisses Eyeshadow Primer is a great cheap alternative to the Familiar Urban Decay Primer Potion! 
was $2.99!


Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten in Apricot Berry Awesome color payoff one of my goodies from my previous Birchboxes!

NARS Hungry Heart Duo: 
NARS created the Blush Duo, made with smooth, superfine micronized powders for supreme blendability, and infused with radiance-reflecting pigments. Plus a bit of glitter, or as Nars calls it, 'jewelry for the face.'
The double compact opens to reveal one highlighting and one sculpting shade, allowing you to literally shape your desired look. Hungry Heart, which pairs a gold-flecked light pink with a shimmering golden ivory, can be used alone—the pink blended into the apples of the cheeks, and the ivory as a highlighter along the cheekbones—or atop a richer shade of NARS blush for a seriously sculpted look.


Mac 187 
Eyebrow Tools?

I actually looove these to separate my Eyelashes after I apply my Mascara

Mystery Kabuki :-(

My Favorite Kabuki! Not sure where I got it think it wasEither Crown, or Coastal Scents. Doesnt have a label! Help! lol

Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara. I picked this up in one of my recent Sephora visits. Now I love the Original Formula and I was actually trying to get the new Doll Eyes but they were out. I decided to give this a try. I love it however it is a bit too wet so have to work with it accordingly .

Awesome Eyeliner Goes on super smoothly!

Lip Products:

Milani HD Advanced Lip Colors AMAZING!!!!!! Smell sooo yummy and color lasts and goes on soo great!

POP Lip Magnet Primer works great right before applying my lipsticks. Leaves my lips nice and smooth!

I got this Great lipstick for $8 at ULTA and I love love this color called Win me Over!
(Sorry didn't show the color just realized Im an idiot woops)


I have never tried Illamasqua products and decided to give their foundation a go . I have heard so many great things and was decently priced for $36 at Sephora. I will say the color ranges aren't that impressive but such great quality coverage. Unfortunately this turned out to be a bit too dark for my NC40 Skin. I used Temptalia's  Foundation Matrix for this and didn't work :-( 
I decided to try adding a white color corrector from Coastal Scents to Lighten it a bit and it seemed to work a little but need to play with it more. Pretty neat product!

Skincare Holy Grail Items!

As you can see my skin is far from Perfect:

Step one:

This has to be the only eye makeup remover I have liked for about 5 years now.I  have tried so many that have that oil and either my eyes get irritated or leave my eyelids all greasy and oily. 

I go through this about every 2 weeks and its about $6 wish it came in bigger bottles!

I use this mainly at night at the end of my day but in the morning I do it one more time in case I left anything behind.

Step 2:
Philosophy Purity is super gentle and love it so much so that I get the Huge one from Sephora .
Morning and at night routine.

If I am looking to get a little deeper and exfoliate a little:

This stuff is beyond great. I mean a little like pea size goes such a long way and feels so creamy. it is very thick and has tiny exfoliating beads . My Skin feels like a babys bottom after this!

3rd Step!

This is the most amazing product I have used in a while. It is exactly what it says a softener. The best way to explain it is you know how a matte surface or the outside of a matte nail polish bottle feels? Nice and Smooth or NARS Compacts? Well the outside of this bottle is the same way and no lie your skin feels the exact same right after using this.

I put some on a Cotton Swab and dab it all over my face and let it sink in !


About once a week I use a Face mask . It just helps calm down any redness or freakouts my skin may have throughout the week. I also Love Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream . This little sample has lasted me for almost 4 months! 

I will do a more in depth post with more items but this is the overall Staples in my skincare. There are Eye Cream and night treatments as well. 
Check out my Shiseido Haul post if you missed it to see all my other Shiseido and Nars Goodies !

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Jesse's Girl Cosmetics

Hey Everyone So I know I have been on a roll with my hauls lately and I had a haul post from a few weeks ago that I never got a chance to do because of everything that happened with my husbands injury.

I had gone to RiteAid and they were having an insane sale ranging from 50-75% off certain items. I definitely racked up.

The only items that were from that sale were the Jesses Girl Pigment Eye Dusts. Everything else in this post was regular price.

Normally $3.99
 I paid .99!!!!! Each!

Only Complaint with Packaging is that Label is on the Side so you will rip it off in order to Open the Jar. Which is what Happened Here:

All Swatched with NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil as Base

No Flash

  1. Sparkle Gold
  2. Flambe
  3. Cafe Au Lait
  4. Trouble Maker
  5. Rouge Flambie ( AMAZING COLOR !!)
  6. Pixie Dust
  7. Secret Weapon ( Duo Chrome!!)
  8. Sunset Blvd.
  9. Pink Glitz
  10. Antique Green
  11. Indian Summer

Secret Weapon is a Duo Chrome . Has a Greenish Hint to it Tried to capture it:

You Can tell a little at the Rim the Hint of Green

I have to Say I was impressed by the quality of these Shadows were pretty good!

Baked Shadow Collection & Tickled Pink 9 Shadow Palette

Comes with Protective Covering:

This Palette has no names on the Shadows so I numbered them so you had an idea:

No Flash:

I tried my Very Best to Capture the Awesomeness that is this Gloss so Bare with me because it was soo hard!

I absolutely love all of the goodies I got from Jesse's Girl at RiteAid. I think its definitely an affordable drugstore brand. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jesse Himself when I went to the NYC IMATS this year such a nice person! I hope this was a helpful post for those who may have been wanting to by this palette or try this line. 

Upcoming Posts:
Look with Palette from my Palette Challenge
Packing Makeup for Travel
Skin Care Routine
Soap Hope Review

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Target Haul!

Hello my Lovlies so today I made a little trip to Tarjay and Picked up a few things I had my eye on . I picked up a few ELF Items and I decided to combine this post with the other ELF Items I had received from an order I had just placed.

I heard great things about these from Tammy

My Favorite Tinted Moisturizer for Months now!

Love the Dollar Section!

Item I REGRET Buying :-(

Looks Like Someone Stuck there Finger in the Concealer!

 I do not like the Color Payoff on both the Blush and Bronzer. I think I am just a bit too dark for it maybe  Also Packaging was just super messy and Sloppy Totally goin in my REJECT Drawer!

Finally got my Hands on some Glossy Gloss!

Without Flash:

Black Gel Liner:
 This took some serious Application to even get this much , not to thrilled on this liner 

I find that the Colored Gel Liners have the Best Payoff

Last but not Least the Cutest Kitty Ever!
Tote Bag $19.99