Thursday, January 29, 2015

MAC Viva Glam x Miley Cyrus for 2015 & Swatches !!

MAC is known for their daring colors and bold personality. Viva Glam all started with Rupaul as their spokesperson. MAC wanted to make a difference in the Aids Community - and they did! Other celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, and Nicki Minaj have joined this campaign.
Well now MAC has snagged one of the most talked about celebrities in 2014, Miley Cyrus. Although most of Mileys hype hasn't been very positive it was smart to make her the face of Viva Glam. She has had so much attention and publicity it will spread the awareness.
Every single cent is donated to the Viva Glam Aids Foundation!
Lipstick $16.00
Lipglass $15.00

photo cred: @MAC cosmetics
The lipstick is comparable to other shades MAC has produced but it's for a great cause! But, can I tell you I am absolutely in love with the Lip Glass!! Head over to your nearest MAC counter to grab these two beauties.
photo cred: @nikkietutorials

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Best Skin Exfoliator and Face Scrub I Have Ever Used ..

Happy Sunday Beau!!

As many of my readers know I have worked in the beauty industry for about 10 years. I started when I was in high school and instantly fell in love. With that being said - I have tried so many products within those 10 years. These were either purchased by me, given to me from the company I worked for, or won through a contest. Brands can include, Kate Somerville, Dr. Gross, NARS, Estee Lauder, GlamGlow, Kiehl's - just to name a few.

When I tried the Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub Sea Kelp + CGF I knew this was it! I received a sample in my Birchbox a few months ago and I am so happy I did. For the price it is absolutely amazing! Taken from the Acure website - the product description says, "'Seas' the day with natural exfoliation from the ocean!  Organic Sea Kelp gently exfoliates your skin while French Green Clay and Organic Lemon Peel remove impurities from your pores. Organic Chlorella Growth Factor and Argan Stem Cells help stimulate new cell growth while providing a deep cleansing, brightening experience. 'Sea' the difference today!"

Click read more below for pictures and my other favorite and glamorous scrubs!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My Shopping Outfit of the Day ... OOTD

Hi Beauties!

I have been in such a blah mood recently. I need to get more motivated because I start my internship again soon! I think it's the cold weather. It has been brutal outside. I am currently in the works of making some beauty products but more details on that later.

On to more fun things to talk about ... shopping! I had to go to the mall to get mascara, pay a bill, and to get a pair of sneakers that I desperately needed to work out in. I wanted to get some ankle boots but I am waiting until they go on sale (I never buy anything full price - unless it's designer and I know it's either going to sell out or not go on sale.)

I wanted to show you a glimpse of what I wear when I go shopping, I haaaate when girls wear heels or tight jeans when they are going to do a lot of walking and probably going to be trying clothes on. It's not cute!!!!! Anyway, I think you should be comfortable. This is what I wore to the mall the other day.

Jacket: Helmut Lang .. from Fall '14 but similar here
Sweatpants: H&M 
Scarf: H&M ... similar here
Coffee: Starbucks obviously!

Click read more below to see what I bought and more pictures!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

3 Things You Need To Have in Your Home - and a sneak peak at my new apartment!

Hi Beauties!

I haven't been able to blog that much due to work and the holidays. Now ring in the New Year - I made a promise to myself that I will publish a blog at least twice a week! With that being said, I have been recovering from a herniated disc the last few months. Yesterday, New York finally decided to snow, after having such a dry or rainy season. I live on a really big hill and needless to say I slipped, fell and back to the hospital I went. Ugh!!! Do NOT wear UGGs in the snow or in slippery conditions .. I can almost guarantee you will bust your ass.

On to the blog post ... I just moved in to my new apartment and I am in love. It took forever to get here but it finally happened. Besides beauty and fashion I love to decorate. I believe having an a home decorated and organized can make you feel so relaxed. I also love scents - candles are my favorite because of the soothing glow that emits fragrance into the air. Below are three things that I think should be in your home that are in mine!

A Cozy Comforter
You should get into bed and feel so comfortable that you don't want to get out in the morning! Although you have to unless you want to be homeless because life - well we won't get into all of that. Let me give you a word of advice .. your bed should never have anything else on it other than pillows, comforter, sheets, your dog, etc. Don't ever take off your clothes and put it on your bed - or my biggest pet peeve, putting a purse or shoes on a bed. Your bed should be clean - sheets washed once a week!!! I could go on and on. I haven't bought my new mattress yet, but this is the bed set I bought for my room. Doesn't it look so comfy?!

A Buddha Statue Candle Holder
Okay this is a necessity for me! It brings me so much zen. This candle holder is also the statue of a Buddha which is known for protection, relaxation, and warding off negative energy. I have the candle Marshmallow Fireside from Bath and Body Works which is a really warming scent for me.

 I bought my Buddha candle holder from Party Lite about 6 months ago and it has been discontinued. But you can find one similar here!
Find the Marshmallow Fireside Candle Here! - on sale now for $10 that is 55% off!!

Memory Foam Bath Mats
I can not stand the feeling of a wet floor when I get out of the shower. I love stepping out onto my new memory foam mats. I got them from Home Goods for FREE! haha I had a gift certificate from Christmas so I didn't pay a dollar.

As you know Home Goods is inconsistent with product and not available online so I found a similar one here! P.S. isn't my shower curtain so chic!

I hope you all will implement at least one of these into your home! I promise you will love it! On that note - goodnight I'm going to watch tv next to Buddha :)