Here is the long awaited giveaway I have promised you. It's a surprise giveaway with a variety of products that include skin, hair, nails, lips, and more. It worth $50 or if not more. These products were all purchased by me and I hope you enjoy!
So I know that a few of you have noticed and commented on my lack of posting and my overall MIA. I want to apologize for being gone for so long and my lack of communication. A lot has happened in the last year and life has taken over. Having a 1 year old now that thank goodness is doing better and a crazy schedule of business and work that has had me really crazy lately. But I will share with my Glammies the rest that has been happening in a video so you can see and hear from me what's going on.
As you can see my internet is working for now and I will take full advantage and post my giveaway for the holiday. Once video is done I will post on here for your viewing.
Hey Glammies long time no see HUH!! I know that I've been MIA and I've been trying to find time to make a video to explain WHY I've been MIA. That will be coming shortly but until then, I wanted to share with y'all that I we will be traveling from New Jersey to Florida for the first Makeup Show in Orlando. I'm really excited about this one since almost all my mom's side of the family lives out there and I get to see my beloved grandpa. I also have a friend of the family (love ya Cuzo D) that's getting married and I'm beating (not really beating but doing makeup) her lovely face and bridal party for her special day. And DUH of course The Makeup Show!
The Makeup Show will be Sunday Nov 4 from 9am-6pm and Monday Nov 5 from 9am-5pmand will be at the Peabody Hotel Orlando. Of course my fav James Vincent (shhh our secret) will be there and Orlando Santiago, Jon Hennessey, Danessa Myricks, Koren, PurseBuzz, and many more. There will be seminars and hands on workshops and of course LOTS of vendors for your makeup and hair shopping needs.
Make sure to get your tickets before Nov 1, 2012 to get the discount rate of 1 day for $35 and 2 days for $50. At the door will be 1 day $50 and 2 days for $65. So buy now and save and use it towards more makeup or a class.
If you're not able to make it then no worries since I will keep you posted during the show on twitter and facebook. Make sure to follow me! And a blog post will be posted a few days after the show.
If you go and see me make sure to say hi. Cya there!
So you may have heard or not about OCC being available on Sephora.com and with a new limited color name Nylon. Now if you're on the search for a bright Barbie pink color then this is the one for you. Available now on Sephora's website. $16
The trial with Viviscal has come to an end. Booooooo!!! But no wait no Booooo since it went very well and I'm going back for more. Why you ask and does it REALLY work? Well, I'm going back cause it really does work and I'm so happy with the results. On my previous review I talked about my hair loss and thinning after having my baby Stormy and after taking this vitamin for 3 months I must say what a difference. Here are studies break downs from Viviscal.
Before starting I cut about 4-5 inches of hair. I was left with my hair just touching the top of my back. Now my hair is at my shoulders and feeling healthy, soft, and shiny. I also noticed that my nails grew faster, longer, and stronger. My skin hasn't looked this clear and healthy in years and I have brows again!!
Alright here is the proof. Before and after pics below.
The difference from both the pics are in the before my hair was blown out and after is my natural curly hair.
As you can see from the pictures my hair has grown in and the front of my hairline is all new growth. That's where you see the little curls in front.
Overall my experience was great and I will be making an order very soon. Especially since they have this great deal going on their site. Buy 2 get 1 free so you're paying $99.99 for a 3 month supply.
Now I want to hear from my Glammies if you have tried it and your feedback. Let's chat!
*The company Viviscal provided me and 24 other bloggers with 3 month supply of product for an honest review. I was not paid for this review.
Let me start by saying that I really do love Makeup Forever! With that being said I was so excited to see that they came out with these new Aqua Shadows to add to the aqua family. Now if you have used their Aqua Creams then you know the staying power and these don't disappoint. Let me also say that after these swatches I had to scrub the heck out of my arm to get these babies off.
Now just cause they're waterproof don't mean that it's dry or hard to apply. NOPE! They are so easy to apply and creamy. They blend lovely and as a mami again, it's great for a quick makeup and out door look. Perfect for anytime but since summer is here and it's perfect timing to unveil such a great product.
Pictured above is a swatches of 5 out of 12 Aqua Shadows. From left to right is OE Matte Black, 22E Pearly Cooper, 26E Pearly Peach, 4E Matte Taupe Grey, and 30E Pearly Pink Beige. $20 *Shop at home has 12% cash back on Sephora.
This is what Sephora has to say on their site.
What it is: A smudge-proof, long-lasting eye shadow pencil that enhances and intensifies the eyes.
What it does: Aqua Shadow’s intensely pigmented, waterproof formula provides immediate, rich color that will not smudge, crease, or fade. Created with silica powder, its ultra creamy texture glides effortlessly on the eyelid and blends easily for an even result. Incredibly simple to use, Aqua Shadow quickly creates a multitude of dynamic and colorful looks.
What else you need to know: Available in a wide range of 12 colors with matte and pearly finishes.
*Courtesy of Sephora
Glammies I want to hear from you and if you have tried these out or any of the MUFE Aqua line. Let's chat! P.S I have an extra Aqua Shadow to giveaway. I will choose a winner from the comments left on this post. Good Luck!!!
*Items shown in the post were sent for my honest review. Not paid review.
Glammies so I wanted to share the love and do a giveaway of 5 $20 GC I received from The Makeup Show. Giveaway will run from today June 23-29, 2012. Open to the US only (sorry). Start entering now and good luck everyone.
For the second year in a row The Makeup Show will be in Chicago on Father's Day weekend June 17-18, 2012. It will be a great show as always with some great makeup artist like Billy B, Danessa Myricks, Orlando Santiago, and my fav James Vincent just to name a few. They will have workshops available (fees are $125 and up) and on stage demos by some of the vendors and makeup artist and seminars. Here is the list of vendors.
Last day to purchase tickets is June 14, 2012 at 8pm est. Advance tickets is $45 for 1 day and $60 for 2 days. At the door is $55 for 1 day and $70 for 2 days. Student discount is 10% and you must show proof of profession.
Now I know I'm all late with this one but I still had to share with my Glammies this palette if you haven't seen it already. MAC came out with this lip palette that were "THE COLORS" used New York, London, Milan, Paris and during Fashion Week NYC Spring/Summer 2012. It's a arrange of colors from natural to bold and I think it's perfect for on the go. $38
Make Up For Ever just launched their new Rouge Lipstick and their were so kind to share with little ol me. When they contacted me to tell me about the new line and was asked what color I wanted, I decided to let them chose one for me and they chose a great color #N37 Iridescent Icy Coral.
These new colors are creamy, translucent and are super moisturizing leaving your lips natural looking and soft. The formula is made with mother of pearl and glides on your lips. It comes in 2 finishes satin and pearly and available at Sephora stores, online, and MUFE boutiques. $19
*This product was sent to me for review by MUFE. TY!
So it's been 4 months (wow has it flown by!) since I've had my beautiful baby girl Stormy and let me tell you how things have changed! Of course my life is crazy with baby, business (wedding season) home, and everything else we do on a daily basis that we take for granted until you have a baby and realize how easy you had it before. Now of all the changes that have happened in the last 16 weeks the one that has been the most shocking for me is my skin and hair which are super dry. Now my hair, "OH LAWD", my poor hair is having a break down. Now I know it's normal to lose hair after having a baby since you don't lose much while you're preggo. And I know that it's normal to lose about 100 strands a day. But when your losing clumps of hair that's a no bueno situation.
Now seeing your hair fall out everyday after a while does take a toll, especially after having a baby and trying to get your body back and dealing with the stress of everyday life. The last thing you want to see while you're taking your well deserved shower and your first quiet time of the day is hair on your comb and all over you and the tub/shower floor. After seeing all this mess I was going to take a pair of clippers and have a Britney Spears moment but my family, friends, and hairstylist convinced me not to do it. But I did take off 4-5 inches of hair. Now it's to my shoulders.
Pic of my hair ball after washing my hair
A few weeks ago I came across a blog named Mama NYC and she was getting 25 bloggers together to do a review and giveaway for this HOT product called Viviscal. How does it work? Viviscal is a natural vitamin that's taken twice a day for hair loss. They claim you see results within 6 months. It's been featured on Dr. Oz which is like Oprah in that once he endorses something then you know it's good. A few others that you've probably heard of that use the product and swear by it are Reese Witherspoon, Mila Kunis, and many more.
Results clinically proven and tested
Nourishes thinning hair & promotes hair growth
Contains natural hair vitamins
Drug-free & safe from harmful side effects
Works for all ages & ethnicities
$49.99 for 30 day supply
* Courtesy of Viviscal
My first impression was "Yea Yea Yea but does it really work?" Well..... I've been taking it for 4 days now and my hair feels so soft and it looks so shiny and healthy for once. I'm shocked that I'm already seeing results and looking forward to seeing more in the future. Reviews on it once I'm all done and can't wait. So are you interested yet? Well you should be and guess what (in Oprah voice) You can win one too! You have 25 chances to win (list of bloggers participating below)
One of you lucky Glammies could win a 3 month supply of Viviscal (valued at $150). Giveaway is open to anyone 18 and up and open in the US only. Giveaway is available from March 24-April 8, 2012 11:59 pm (est). You can only win only once from any blog. See below to enter and good luck!!!
*This post is part of a review and giveaway event hosted by MamaNYC in conjunction with Lifes2good. I have received a free promotional 3-month trial of this product in order to share my honest opinion and review based on my personal experience.
A few weeks ago I got sent a few items from Makeup Forever's Spring Color Tread. Of course they never disappointment with their products but especially their color choices for their collections.
If you're ever looking for an eye base or eye color that will late all day then this is your thing. The aqua creams are a must in my makeup kit for the last few years. I did the swatch on my hand and this baby didn't want to come off. I had to scrub it off my hand. They sent me Aqua Cream #18 Light Lilac Shimmer and part of the collection is Tangerine Tango (not pictured) an golden orange color . $22
These stardust are so beautiful and so versatile. You can use them dry, wet, and use them as even lip color. Here is a Cockatoo Star Powder #956 and Margarita a gorgeous green gold (not pictured). $19
And as you know I LOVE their lip glosses. They always leave my lips so super glossy but never sticky or tacky and soft. It's part of their Metal collection and pictured is Starfish #M4. It's a bronze metal color and this picture doesn't do it justice. $18
They also have Solar Power #17 which is a bright yellow eye shadow and Cabaret #58 in a bright pink color, Sodalite Blue Aqua Liner #6, Bellflower #15 Rouge Artist Intense lip color, and Driftwood #21L Aqua Eyes in a grey silver color.
These are available at Sephora & Makeup Forever Boutiques.
It's our 5th year in business and we are so grateful to have such amazing clients and followers. As a thank you and part of our celebration were giving away 4 $25 Sephora gift cards. All you have to do is enter below and best of luck to everyone!
I know a lot of you have heard of BB Cream since it's be the big thing in the last few months or so. It's been a big seller in Asia for a long time and now we have it available in the US. Different lines like Clinique, Boscia, and Estee Lauder has joined in on the BB cream wagon but none available at your local drugstore until now. Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream is a mineral-pigmented moisturizing formula with Vitamin C and sunscreen. It's said to renew, hydrate, brightens and is available at some store but official release in February. $12.99 *BB cream is on sale for $10 this week at some CVS. Sale ends on 1/28/12!
So after a long search of looking for that lipstick that goes perfect with everything or a foundation that is a perfect match to your skin and you go back to refill and find out that it's been discontinued. Noooooooo (insert violin music here) Trust me I know the feeling since I've been there just like you. I've been one that once I find something I like, I'll purchase extra just in case that happens. Well, not to fear since there are 2 beauty companies that can help bring your favorite makeup back to life.
Giella & Color Lab are 2 cosmetic company that can help with your fav discontinued products. Giella can reproduce your fav foundation, lipstick, nail polish, and more. While Color Lab can make your fav lipstick come back to life. All you have to do is send your item (s) you want to get reproduced and VOILA you have your favorite makeup back in hand like it never disappeared. Prices do vary (price list below) depending on the items plus shipping cost. But ladies and gents if that's truly your fav item that you can't live without, you'll spend what ever it takes to get it in your hands again. Am I right or Am I right? lol
So get your stuff together and get to ordering and tell them Glam 2 Go sent you. *FYI Giselle's Eye M Glam is FAB and a must try. It was created by Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic.$35
Colorlab Cosmetics can match the shade of an existing lipstick. Send the lipstick tube to:
Colorlab Cosmetics/Custom Matching 1112 Fifth Avenue Rockford, Il 61104
Include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and credit card number with expiration date and CVV number. The price is $35.00 for one tube plus $7.95 shipping or $60.00 for two tubes of the same shade plus $9.95 shipping.
Dior has released their Spring 2012 Collection and part of it are these 2 nail polishes. But these are not your normal Dior polish, they are part of Dior's new scented nail polish line. Yes, Scented! Once dryed it's unveils a rose scent on you fingers and toes. Cute and yummy!
Beautiful purple color is Forget Me Not and pretty green for spring is called Waterlily. $23
Hi Glammies & Happy New Year! I hope ya'll had a great holiday and your new year is coming along. As you know I've been busy with our new member Noelani Stormy now 8 weeks old. We are so blessed to have this little miracle in our lives. But with a new born in our lives and dealing with colic, GI, & acid reflux, it's been difficult trying to get back into the rhythm of things.
I'll be posting as frequent as possible until Miss Stormy get's better and on a better schedule where Mami can get to posting and work. But in the mean while I would love to hear from you and what you'll like to see reviewed, tutorials, and advice.
Thanks for hanging in there with me and as always xoxo.
Keurig was on my 2011 Favs List and I use it quite a bit. Well, I've been feeling bad about throwing away the kcups (I do recycle them) so I thought of this great beauty tip to use the coffee grounds. You can use the coffee grounds from your kcups or your coffee maker as an exfoliant. Just pat on to your skin and gently rub then rinse. Just an extra idea and a 2-N-1, I would also add a little olive oil and make a paste to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time.