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For the Girl Who Wants it All

Holiday blockbuster

If you’re looking for a gift for a makeup maven, or are one yourself, don’t miss out on these two limited edition palettes. From beginners to pros, if you’ve ever asked yourself, ‘I wonder if I can pull off wearing…,’ here’s your chance to find out. These two sets can be mixed and matched to create endless looks. So much fun! Lets face it, not every color is going to look great on you, but that’s half the battle when experimenting to find your perfect look. Once you’ve figured out your best looks, you can go back for the full size versions feeling more confident.

Sephora Brand’s Ultimate Blockbuster

Set Includes:

  • How-to Guide
  • 3 qty Blushes
  • 60 qty lip glosses
  • 2 qty Lip liners
  • 3 qty Eyeliners
  • 6 qty Cream Eyeliners
  • 84 qty Eyeshadows
  • 6 qty Matte Eyeshadows
  • 6 qty Sparkling Eyeshadows
  • Double-ended eyeshadow applicator/ eyeliner brush
  • Double-ended sponge-tipped applicator
  • Lip brush
  • Powder brush

Price: $48 ($400 value)

Tarte Treasure Chest

Set Includes:

  • 16 qty Full-Sized Shimmering  Eyeshadows
  • 16 qty Full-Sized Matte Eyeshadows
  • 16 qty Lipglosses
  • Mineral Powder Bronzer In Park Ave Princess
  • Pink Luminizer
  • 4 qty Powder Blushes

Price: $52 ($686 value)

A combination of all new colors and best sellers, these products have all been dermatologist tested and does not containparabens, petro-chemicals, phthalates, sulfates, GMOs, Triclosans, preservatives, gluten, talc, glycols, MEA/DEA/TEA, and formaldehyde donors.

Compact and beautifully packaged, this bejeweled kit, which includes a mirror that folds to be amazingly compact.  I’m slightly enamored.

For More information on both sets visit Sephora.com

Booty Queen for Halloween

*My flash decided to censor my stuffed bra.
*My flash decided to censor my stuffed bra. Top by Nicole Romano, Blue Jean Denim Leggings by Mark. (worked great for stuffing my behind!), Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell

Oh Kim, why did we think Karaoke as a good idea?
Oh Kim, why did we think Karaoke as a good idea?
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Look at those eyes! Ignore my hair (I was rained on)

Halloween is a fun time of year when you can really go outside your comfort zone and play dress up without any concern about looking too ridiculous or over-dressed.  This year, I decided to be Kim Kardashian.  It was very entertaining creating this costume considering it was my first ‘stuff my bra/butt experience.’  It also gave me an opportunity to test a lot of products.

Here’s a quick excerpt of the my Kim Kardashian look (more detailed review to come):


Redken Go Clean Shampoo and Finish Up Conditioner – Love it! This is part of Redken’s men’s line but it works really well on my hair.  Great lather, my hair comes out shiny and well, clean.  But yes, you’ll smell like a dude.  When men ask me for a list of products I recommend for them, this is always on the list (unless they have color treated hair).

Ken Paves Professional Styling Iron – Part of Ken Paves’ Travel line, is this lightweight straightener, which is fast becoming my everyday straightener – it’s that good.  Originally I was apprehensive about this product since I didn’t think ‘one heat setting fits all’ is viable for flat irons; however it gets very hot (up to 410 degrees F), which is what is really necessary for my curly hair.  Warning, if you generally use your flat iron on a low heat setting, this may not be the product for you.  Unless of course the heat settings automatically adjusts based on hair need, but either way there is no dial to manually control it.  I will investigate this further and report back.

Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Treatment – a great protective cream for when you’re using a flat iron or blow-drying your hair.  Helps fight frizz and only requires a small dollop to service your entire scalp.  It’s no wonder this line has been winning so many prestigious beauty awards!

Cutler Specialist Fly-Away Control Stick This is my go to product for fly aways. Shaped like a deodorant stick, I just roll them over problematic areas and I’m all set for the entire evening.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Out Hold Hairspray – This product fell a little flat.  It has great hold, but didn’t maintain the volume I was hoping for.


L’Oreal Infallible Plumping Lip Gloss in Plumped Pink and Plumped Red – It tingles a bit, and I definitely felt a little plumping action taking place, but having pretty full lips already, it wasn’t