February 24, 2011


Normally I place my NOTW on the other page but I wanted to do a post on this one because I REALLY like it.

This is the AVON SPEEDRY+ in Mambo Melon. It is a very pretty coral-pink color. But best of all it sticks to its name...SPEED DRY. I have a 1 year old (youngest of my four kids) who is now a walker. So as you can imagine I am constantly on my feet running behind him, so having "wet nail" is not an option!

I polished my nails while he sat having KIX in his high chair and WOW, they dried SUPER QUICK, 3 coats and all. Man this is awesome! So glad I got this.

It is grand for us moms on the go, or with little ones. There are 10 colors available and can be purchased  at http://shop.avon.com/shop/product.aspx?pf_id=38423.

Make It A Beautiful Day!

February 22, 2011

e.l.f SALE

What can I say! EyesLipsFace is already SUPER AFFORDABLE,  now you can buy one and get one for half off. Better catch it quick. It ends soon!


February 20, 2011

Makeup 101: Eyeshadows

Eyeshadow is a type of makeup that is used to enhance the eyes.

Matte: These shadows are very pigmented, used if for very strong color.  Mattes come in a variety of colors, more than any other type.

Sheer: This kind is pretty yet translucent. It will only provide a hint of color to the eyelid, it willnot resemble the color in  package. Works well on all skin types.

Shimmer: After matte, this is so much fun to play with. This type of eyeshadow contains small "sparkling" particles that reflect lightI favor using this in my tear duct to open the eyes up a bit especially when I am tired!

Cream: Cream shadows come in a variety of colors and leave you with a shiny-glossy look.  This can be applied easily with your finger as well as with a brush. But be mindful that this will most likely crease during the course fo the day especially if you have oily lids.

EYESHADOW PRIMER: this is used to coat the eyelids before you apply your eyeshadow so that it (the eyeshadow) can be applied in a smooth, even layer and so that the eyeshadow will stay in place on the eyelid for a longer period of time!

February 16, 2011

Weekly Wednesday FOTD

Face Of The Day.
Time to begin breaking out all my favorite spring/summer colors. ( Like I ever put them away!)
I wanted to use one of my favorite colors "trouble Maker" from Jesse's Girl Cosmetics line of Eyedusts.

 Yes I am quite aware that I am wearing bold lips with bright eyes! Could it be because I am a very BOLD person. Hahahaha!

                                                            Products Used!!!

MUFE HD Foundation #173
The Body Shop Primer Matte It
NARS blus in Orgasm
MAC Fix +
Tarte Kabuki

L'oreal HiP duos in Flamboyant(purple only) & Brazen (pink only)
Jesse's Girl Eyedust in Trouble Maker
Sephora eyeshadow in Aspen Sumit
Coastal Scents Gel  liner in black
elf liner in purple

MAC Creme Sheen in Style Curve
Sephora nano liner in Lovely Lilac
elf blending brush
Sigma E60 & E65
Make It A Beautiful Day!

February 14, 2011

NYX HAUL / Swatches

I love NYX's liners and glosses. Ok I love everything from NYX.
Their products apply so easily. The liners, whether for lips or eyes are very creamy and smooth and glide on well.
The vast array of colors available are great. There is something for everyone, from the simple makeup user to the most colorful.
Yes, I fall into the most colorful category.

Colors from left to right:
Lip liners~
Jumbo Eye Pencil~
Diamond Sparkle Lipstick~

February 11, 2011

Too faced Shadow Insurance "Candlelight"

Too faced Shadow Insurance "Candlelight"

Product Description: The legendary Shadow Insurance primer is now romantically lit with the shimmering golden glow of candlelight! The gilded luminous formula imparts a sexy, soft focused light that enhances eye shadow and adds just a touch of golden metallic flair. It can be worn alone for a touch of shimmer or as a primer, instantly intensifying color and providing effortless blending.

This is a little thicker than the original but it still works just as great. Caution: a little goes a long way!! Best applied with fingers as you can better feel the product during application, and can decide when enough is enough!

It gives a very pretty golden shimmer to lids and can be worn alone, (with a bold eyeliner and mascara...you can't go wrong)

Make It A Beautiful Day!

Simple FOTD

This is a simple (FOTD) look using minimum products!

Sephora eyeliner in lagoon (lower lash line)
Revlon colorstay liner in blackest black (upper lash line)
MAC paint pot in indianwood (all over eyelid up to brow)

Make It A Beautiful Day!

Collection of palettes part 6 "mark. by AVON"

As an AVON rep I have had the opportunity to try their eyeshadows. I am not very fond of the Avon shadows because I find that i have to pack on a lot of product to get a good color on my eyes. But the mark. by Avon (sister to avon for younger ladies) has great shadows. These eye colors are very pigmented and most are shimmer ( my fave)

                                                  luvstruck, lotus,plum velvet, piccadilly

                                                   Biscotti,whisper,fairy dust, latte
                                                   wink wink,gioia,espresso,java

                                                        corset,night owl,oceandrive
                                                        dragonfly,pool,south beach
                                                               retro peacock

Make It A Beautiful Day!

February 10, 2011

January Faves

These are my "keep in arms reach" products.

MAC Lip COnditioner with (tinted) Lavender & spf 15. This is creamy and smooth. Not sticky at all!

MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood. I have worn this under eyeshadow as well as alone with a liner. It is great to have on hand as it is versatiel in use. Looks great on all skin tones!

E.L.F Blending brush. works the best for me! I use this before all others
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in a word
Make It A Beautiful Day!

February 08, 2011

FOTD Simple Everyday look

This is my everyday simple look
using the Naked palette by Urban Decay

Other products used
Mac paint pot in INDIANWOOD
Tarte lash injection mascara
Nyx gloss
Sephora lip liner in purple
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MUFE Foundation 173
MAC Lip Conditioner w/Lavendar

Make it a Beautiful Day

February 07, 2011

Swatch time

Too Faced Glamour Girls gloss in "barely legal".
This is a very pretty pale pink. for me it looks great over another colored pencil or lipstick.

Product description: Get a pain-free plump pout. The innovative formula provides the plumping results of Lip Injection with a sensual cooling sensation. The twelve richly pigmented shades offer a chic range of choices for today's glam girl.

The custom-tapered tip is designed to follow the natural lip shape and the high-quality Taklon bristles resist fraying and dispense the optimal amount of gloss.

Make It A Beautiful Day!

Collection of palettes part 5 smashbox


Cream Eyeliner  palette. Use these as bases as well as liners!
Eye Shadow Palette "Classifeyed" nice for natural/smokey looks
Soft Lights In Baked "Starburst" can be used for eyes and cheeks

Make It A Beautiful Day!

February 06, 2011

Collection of palettes part 4 sephora

As I have said plenty of times, Palettes are an awesome way to get a lot of products for a little money.
These Sephora palettes showcase this well.

Blockbuster box has tons of eyeshadows and lip products to mix and match for endless possibilities no longer available (thanks Z & T)
Sephora collection Color Diary consists of removable palettes (each has e/s blush, gloss) that you can carry with you.
Makeup palette to go small and sleek, great for travel

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Collection of palettes part 3 Urban Decay

Continuing my posts on paletle collection:
One of my favorite brands is Urban Decay. They have a wide variety of colors and they are very pigmented. They go on easily and blend well.

Summer of love (4 colors)
Naked (12 colors) my all time favorite...
Delux Shadow Box (9 colors)
Make It A Beautiful Day!

February 02, 2011

Swatch time

Nars "super orgasm" lipgloss

This lipgloss has become a fave of mine. It is a very peachy pink color and has the added bonus of gold glitter. (you know I like shimmer & glitter). It's not too sticky and the glitter is not overwhelming, very subtle.

Sponge tipped applicator
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FOTD: Pretty in Pink: Tutorial

So today is my baby's 1st birthday and I felt lively and wanted to do something with Pink. (My baby is a boy). I don't know, maybe it has to do with a special day coming up. Tutorial is below pics...

Products used:
MUFE foundation
Too Faced Shadow Insurance -eyes
NYX shadow base in skin tone -eyes
Coastal Scents Think Pink Palette (pale pink) -eyes
NYX Purple Smokey Look Kit(lightes purple) -eyes
Too Faced Totally Toasted (blending color as well as highlight)-eyes
Revlon Color Stay iquid eye pen(liner)
Smashbox Bionic Mascara
nyx pink glitter creme lower lash line
Too faced La Vie en Rose (blush)
NYX Gloss in Amethyst

Sigma E55, F40, E60, F70, E30, E25
M.A.C 212

Make It A Beautiful Day!

Swatch time!!

MAC Style Curve
What can I say. It is so pretty and purple!

Make It A Beautiful Day!


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