Sally Hansen Salon Effect Limited Edition Halloween

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! I know it's a bit early but Sally Hansen has unveil some new Salon Effects Nail Strips for the Boo season.

From top right to left

  • Hot Wired
  • Wish Nets
  • Ghoulie Girl
  • Numbskull
  • Spun For You
  • $8.99 and up
Available at your near by Ulta , Walgreens, and other drug stores.

Stila's Deal Of The Week!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

$100 value
If your looking to stock up on Stila products, then this week is your week. If you spend $100 or more they will give you 5 of their top selling smudge liners w/ code SMUDGE.

Stila Holiday 2011 Collection

Monday, August 29, 2011

DREAM IN FULL COLOR PALETTE $39 ($366 value), LIP GLAZE SET  $25 ($110 value), BRUSH SET $28 ($115 value), DAYDREAM PALETTE $18 ($96 value)

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Dream In Full Color Palette 29 eye shadows,7 cheek colors, and Stringray eyeliner $39

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Daydream Palette  22 eye shadows in total$18

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Holiday Lip Glaze Set 2011 $25
Shades are as follow Apricot, Kitten, Starfruit, Grapefruit, Believe, Dreamy, Fantasy,  and Kaleidoscope

holiday 5-piece brush set<br>a $149 value!
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. 

Nars Sea Of Love

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sea of Love Set ($82 Value)

Aww Sea Of Love and that's exactly what this is. Includes everything for that special moment.

Set contains:
  • 0.14 oz mini The Multiple in Orgasm (peachy pink shimmer)
  • 0.12 oz mini Blush in Super Orgasm (peachy pink with gold glitter) 
  • 0.14 oz mini Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight (pink sorbet) 
  • 1.1 oz full size Illuminator in Laguna (brown with golden shimmer)
  • $49

New Makeup Forever smoky Eye Shadow Palette

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Smoky Palette ($61 Value)
Highly pigmented 8 eyes shadows to give you a different smoky eye look every time. This Smoky Palette ranges from neutral to dramatic and comes with instructions on how to do the perfect smoky eye.

Set contains:

  • 8 x Eye Shadows in: #4 Black, #79 Deep Plum Shimmer, #81 Metallic Navy Blue, #80 Peacock Green, #122 Metallic Copper, #127 Metallic Taupe, #126 Yellow Beige, #7 White Shimmer
  • Brush 16P
  • Brush 10P
  • $45

Soap & Glory Now At Sephora

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Soap & Glory

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. 

The Balm Limited The Muppets Palette

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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 with your name & quantity to pre-order. Only 2 per household.

*Update! The palette will be available for purchase again on November 1, 2011 at 10 am pst. Check on 

The Balm facebook for more contact info.

*Other palette pictured is Meet Matte(e) available now online. $34.50   

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Michelle Barber Makeup: How to depot your Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Pal...

Monday, August 22, 2011

This is a great post from a fellow blogger for depotting UD's 15th Anniversary Palette. Please read and take a look.

Michelle Barber Makeup: How to depot your Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Pal...: I am a big fan of Urban Decay. I have a lot of their palettes, great color payoff, great deal. However, I've never been a big fan of their p...

The Manly Minute: A Better Shave

Sunday, August 21, 2011

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.

You can follow Peanut on Twitter @OGAndino

Sephora's New Pro Lesson Palettes

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pro Lesson Palette: Green Eyes ($65 Value)

Pro Lesson Palette: Green Eyes 

Pro Lesson Palette: Brown Eyes ($65 Value)

Pro Lesson Palette: Brown Eyes

Pro Lesson Palette: Blue Eyes ($65 Value)

Pro Lesson Palette: Blue Eyes

Pro Lesson Palette: Smoky Eyes ($65 Value)

Pro Lesson Palette: Smoky Eyes

These sets included 6 shadows, a pencil liner, and how to illustrations to apply your new look. Available at and stores. $28

Urban Decay Book Of Shadows IV

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

 Book Of Shadows IV

Urban Decay's BOS IV is to unveil from Aug 20 & 27, 2011 at the locations listed below. $64

*Book of Shadows Vol. IV can be purchased on the day of the event beginning at 1 pm with a three-piece limit per customer.

August 20 1 - 7 pm 
Sephora Times Square, New York, NY
Color Consultations by Urban Decay Artists and meet Urban Decay Worldwide Retail Director and Global Makeup Artist, Eric Jimenez

August 20 12 - 6 pm 
Sephora Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
Color Consultations by Urban Decay Artists

August 27 12 - 6 pm 
Sephora Fashion Valley, Fashion Valley, CA
Color Consultations by Urban Decay Artists

Space is limited. Please call or visit the store to book your appointment for this event. If space is available, walk-ins are welcome.

Sephora Times Square, New York, NY / (212) 944-6789
Sephora Powell Street, San Francisco, CA / (415) 362-9360
Sephora Fashion Valley, Fashion Valley, CA / (619) 220-0771

*Info courtesy of

Oops 10 Makeup Mistakes Tag

Monday, August 15, 2011

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
applying fake lashes

2.  Mascara? 
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    

8. Washing 
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

10. Contouring 
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,

New Shade Lorac Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lorac Baked Shadow Trios are baked on terra cotta to give a silky texture. These shadows are very pigmented and your able to use them wet or dry. 

 Lorac  New Pop Star Matte Black and Bronze $26 

Stila Newest Sister Love and Empower Set

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Love and Empower Set 

Four eye shadows:
- Love
- Empower
- Dignity
- Cherish

Cheek color
- Hope
Bronzing powder
- Joy

This set also comes a deluxe size Lip Glaze in Apricot! $29

Glammies My First Video Is Up

Monday, August 8, 2011

That's right! You have read it correct, my first video is up on youtube. Take a look now and thanks for the support. Xoxo

August Giveaway New Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Spoon Brush Washable Mascara, Black Drama 285

More Visible Lashes
  • Dramatic False Lash Effect
  • Spoon brush
  • Ophthalmologist Tested
  • Contact Lens Safe
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!!

New Smashbox Studio Stash Kits

Monday, August 1, 2011

Studio Stash Kit
Studio Stash Kit Includes:
• 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 


Studio Stash Brush Collection
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

YBF? Your Best Face Skin Care Review

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.

Correct Eye Cream
  • Helps with puffiness, dark circles, and lines
  • Peptides, olive leaf extract, and vitamin E & B5
  • 30 year-old eyes started looking like they were in their 20's again. Love it! 
  • $150
Defend Face Care
  • Great for combo skin 
  • Wrinkle prevention
  • Mattifer (used as a primer on a 80 degree day and worked great)
  • $120 
Quench Lip Treatment
  • Velvet soft lip balm
  • Cupuacu butter, oils, and vitamins
  • Great to layer and moisturize lips
  • $15
I think this is a skin care line that will have a successful future and I look forward to trying more items. Thanks Darrell & Kimberly for all your hard work and dedication on such an amazing line.

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