Holiday Lip Glaze Set 2011 $25
Shades are as follow Apricot, Kitten, Starfruit, Grapefruit, Believe, Dreamy, Fantasy, and Kaleidoscope
5 Piece Brush Set $28 Brushes included are #24 a powder brush, #6 lip color and liner brush, #9 all over blend brush, #33b domed concealer brush, and #5 eye shadow brush. All brushes have medium handles.
Yes! It's here at last and I'm so excited about this little lady being available in the US now on Sephora's website. Soap & Glory is a skin care/cosmetic line from the UK that got started in 2006 by facialist Marcia Kilgore. One of their top selling (I love the name) is their Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss ($15). Make sure to check them out.
I hope I'm not the only one that remembers The Muppet Show. Well, now I know I'm not since The Balm is coming out with this super fun and cute palette. The palette includes 16 eye shadows with names like Great Gonzo, 3 lip/cheek colors, plus a dual ended application brush. Only 1,000 being made and if you email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name & quantity to pre-order. Only 2 per household. $44.50
*Update! The palette will be available for purchase again onNovember 1, 2011 at 10 am pst. Check on
To switch things up a bit, I'm letting my hubby Gabriel (a.k.a Peanut) write up a blog post. Today he'll be reviewing a couple of different shaving products he has recently tried.
Shaving, is probably the most common male grooming practice. Unless you're this guy. When I first started shaving as a teenager, I used the big 'ol can of Barbasol and a disposable Bic razor. Later on I "moved up" to shaving gels like Gillette's and razors with 3 and 4 blades (like the Gillette Fusion). The typical guy uses these for his shaving needs, and they get the job done but there is a better way.
Although many men won't admit it, many of us guys are becoming more concious of our appearance and will buy purchase and use higher-end products for grooming. This movement has led to companies like the Art of Shaving, which aims to give you "The Perfect Shave" by changing the way men approach the act of shaving. The Art of Shaving offers everything you need from razors and brushes to shaving oils, creams and skin care products. The best way to try out their product line is to pick up one of their shaving kits. The one I tried out was the Starter Kit ($25) which includes Pre-Shave Oil, shaving cream, a Badger Shaving Brush and an After Shave Balm.
Shaving with this kit is a process, all four items being components to a super-close shave that leaves your face silky soft. It begins with the Pre-Shave Oil, meant to soften the hair follicles. Next apply the shaving cream with the brush, which lifts up the hair follicles for a closer shave.The final step is to apply the After Shave Balm and you're good to go.
Using the Art of Shaving kit manages to turn a mundane grooming activity into something of a luxurious experience, similar to getting a shave at an old-school barber shop. All that's missing is the hot towel treatment. The process does prove to be very effective, with the Pre-Shave Oil and badger hair brush setting your face up for the closest possible shave. The end result is an incredibly close shave and fully moisturized skin. The process does have some minor drawbacks in my opinion. For one, it's a bit more time consuming than just slapping on some shave gel and putting razor to face. The time spent is totally worth it, but still you have to allot a few extra minutes to go through all the steps. The other downside is that the Pre-Shave Oil, while an effective pre-treatment, tends to stick to the razor making it more difficult to rinse off. That said, these are just minor quibbles to what amounts to a very nice line of shaving and skin care products.
As a comparison, I tried the Jack Black Beard Lube. I had never heard of the Jack Black line of products, and was disappointed when I found out there was no relation to this Jack Black. Despite that fact, the product is still pretty legit. The Beard Lube combines pre-shave oil, shaving cream, and an after shave facial skin treatment all in one bottle.
While Beard Lube is very similar to the Art of Shaving kit, it has a couple of advantages over it. For one, it's an all-in-one product, so it cuts down on application and shaving time. Secondly it goes on clear, so you can better see your face as you shave. Finally, it's not as thick as the Art of Shaving oil and shave cream combination so you spend less time rinsing off your razor. The one downside I found with Beard Lube is that one of the ingredients in it has some sort of warming effect, so it was a little off-putting at first but I got used to it later on. Outside of that it's a very nice product which leaves your skin nice and smooth. It takes care all of your shaving needs in just one bottle and application.
I found both of these products to be great ways to enhance your shaving experience as well as look and feel your best.
Hey Glammies!!! I was doing my weekly blog reading and came across Makeup By Ren Ren blog post about her 10 makeup mistakes. She saw it on youtube and decided to share and I thought this was a great idea since we all start somewhere. After I read Ren Ren's, I started thinking about my learning mistake then I really wanted to share mine.
Here they go.........
1. Apply lashes I was always scared to try lashes on myself for some odd reason and then lashes started really coming back into style and I had to learn. Applying lashes on clients is easy for me but sometimes a fight on myself to this day. *Easy to apply lashes Kiss Premium Lashes.
Yes, you read right no mascara. When I was young (late teens-earlier 20's) I just never thought that I needed mascara and walked about looking blah. Once I really got into makeup and applied my first mascara, I never turned back again. Having short thin lashes I look sick without my mascara. *A few I like Maybelline Volum Express Colossal, L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black, MAC Opulash
3. No Primer?
Yup when I first started I NEVER used primer for face or eyes and then would wonder why my makeup would transfer, crease, or just wear off. Oh and could never wear white. DUH! Now I wouldn't dare to apply anything without primer.*Cover FX, Hourglass, Urban Decay, Lorac
4. What? I have to change my foundation from spring/summer to fall/winter?
I must have never got the memo about changing your foundation from season to season. Enough said.
*Revlon Photo Ready, OCC, Almay Smart Shade
5. What's tight lining?
Since I have baby lashes and again they are thin, I never thought about tightlining. What's tightlining you ask. Well, it when you apply liner on the top inner eyelid to make your eyes look bigger and lashes look thicker. If I don't do this I can see the differences on the look of my lashes. *Stila Kajal Eye Liner, Urban Decay Zero
6. Over concealing that pimple
I've been suffering from adult acne since I was 23 and I thought that adding more concealer and foundation was the best method to hide it. Now I know that it's the opposite. Less is best! *Lancome Effacernes, Amazing Cosmetics, Eve Pearl
7. Brow fill in
I never saw the reason to fill in my brows until my earlier 20's when I started getting my brows done. I got curious one day and fill them in and have always filled in ever since that day. *Anastasia, NYX
I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't always wash my face at night and take my face off. Now, I must have facial wipes, Purity cleanser, and my Clarisonic. *ELF, Purity, Clarisonic
9. I'm scared of that eyelash curler
Scared I was but happy I took that leap to curl those baby lashes. Doing this opens up my eyes and adds volume. *Shu Uemura
I always would contour my clients and just never myself until over 5 years ago when I started getting a bit older and face got a bit fuller. Now I'm prego and must contour this face since I'm swelling up. *ELF, MUFE,
Unique flexible wand helps to lift and separate lashes to provide the look of more lashes. Patented Spoon brush loads every lash with extra long fibers and carbon black pigments to instantly build volume for the false lash look.
To enter this giveaway you must be a follower of this blog, comment below this post and tell me your must have mascara and why. Please no previous winners from the last 3 months to date. Open to everyone (must be follower) and only enter once please. This item is valued at $7.99 and this is not a sponsored giveaway. All items have been purchase by Glam 2 Go. Winner will be picked on September 1, 2011 and will be contacted (please have email on your account to contact). Best of luck Glammies!!
Studio Stash KitIncludes: • Blush/Soft Lights Duo in Split/Second • Cream Eye Liner Palette in Perfect Frame • Lip Enhancing Gloss in Smitten • Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black • Eye Shadow Palette in Studio Stash • Quilted roll bag $59
Studio Stash Brush Set Includes: • Travel Angled Blush Brush: Brings out cheeks effortlessly • Tapered Shadow Brush #7: Ideal for any shadow application • Travel Precision Liner Brush: Define perfectly on the go • Definer Brush #15: Detail and blend with precision
I received this media kit some weeks ago from YBF (Your Best Face). They were so kind to send over some of their products and samples for me to try out. Let me say that their packaging was so impressive and the amount of products that was sent was amazing. They really wanted me to try out their line and get a real feel for it. It's taken me some weeks since I like to take my time to try something and really get a feel for it as well as seeing the results. Here is more info about the creators and company.
After 4 weeks of trying out Correct Eye Cream (best seller), Defend Face Care, and Quench Lip Treatment (not including sample size items that were sent). I have noticed a difference on the hydration around my eyes, I LOVE Defend Face Cream, and the Lip Treatment is nice and moisturizing. Let me break down a bit about each product.