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Get your skin’s glow back with Artistry Time Defiance Illuminating Essence

November 1, 2008

Artistry Time Defiance Illuminating Essence

The fall & wintery weather can be absolutely brutal on your skin. The damage range from dryness, dullness, & losing your skin’s glow. With Artistry’s Illuminating Essence, you can regain that youthful glow within just two weeks. Illuminating Essence can prevent & help repair discoloration (such as redness & dark spots), aging, as well as visibly making your skin brighter. This product contains a special blend of antioxidants that helps protect skin as well as preventing discoloration & signs of aging. Just apply a small amount on on your face & neck area in the morning & at night and watch your skin transform.

Artistry Illuminating Essence retails at $62.85 (for a 1 oz. bottle). It’s a $27.15 price difference from Lancome’s Bright Expert Intense Brightening Spot Correcting Serum ($90 for 1 oz.) & a $62.85 price difference from Shiseido’s White Lucent Concentrated Brightening Serum ($118 for 1 oz.). Artistry’s Illuminating Essence is one of the most inexpensive (but still high end) skin brightening serum out on the market.

Get your youthful glow black with Artistry Illuminating Essence & get the fast results you want today.

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Make up Shorts ; Eyeshadows for Every Budget – Neutrals

April 27, 2008

When it comes to eyeshadows, I like to buy them from nearly everywhere. Online, drugstores, department stores..you name it. I made up a small list of some of my favorite eyeshadows in brown, bronze, gold, and beige that can fit anyone’s budget.

($= lower in price , $$$ = moderate in price, $$$ = higher in price)

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Spotlight Product ; NYC Color Eyeliners

April 15, 2008

I must admit at times…I can be a make up snob. I have to remind myself before using all these higher end brands I use now, I used the cheaper brands at drugstores in my earlier years. I was in Target the other night cruising by the make up aisle because I wanted to check and see if my Target had the new Target brand brushes that Yummy411 blogged about. Of course they didn’t! I didn’t want to leave the store empty handed, so I checked out the NYC Color section. I needed new eyeliners to tie me over til my shipment of Artistry liners came in, so I decided to buy a white pencil and a eyeliner duet that had purple on one side and black on the other side. I was skeptical that these pencils would have a good color pay off for only being $ .94. As soon as I came home, I had to play with these eyeliners. I applied the white eyeliner to my lower waterline and to my surprise, the white showed up. A lot of drugstore brand white eyeliners I’ve tried before had such bad color pay offs, but not this eyeliner. The eyeliner went on so smoothly too. I tried the the duet and both the black and purple had great color pay off as well. They both seemed like they could smudge easily though, so it’s best to apply a powder eyeshadow that best matches the color of the eyeliner on top to set the pencil eyeliner. Needless to say, I’m now a fan of NYC eyeliners and expect me to buy more of their liners!

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Make Up Shorts ; Another try at NYC’s false eyelashes

October 8, 2007

I use to wear NYC’s false eyelashes back in my early years in high school. (Like,I still am now) I was obessed with eyelashes. I re-introduced myself to NYC lashes a few days ago and I have no clue as to why I stopped wearing them. Although, they are self adhesive, I used Duo eyelash adhesive (best glue for any false eyelashes). They are so easy to put on and are perfect for first time false eyelash users who don’t want to spend too much on lashes quite yet. These lashes are less than $2 at my Target. I’d stock up considering it’s the halloween season and I’ve noticed that NYC lashes usually sell out more so during this time of year. They give Ardell a good run for their money.

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Clothing Finds : Forever 21

September 27, 2007

I like looking like a million bucks without actucally spending that much. Forever 21 has up to date clothing & accessories(not to mention cute shoes & lipgloss that I’m a fan of) to fit anyone’s budget. Prices ranging from $3-$40+. Last week, I was on a search for an outfit for my 21st birthday outting this Sunday for sushi with some friends so, of course I went to F21. My F21 was stocked with pretty much all the clothes I thought were cute that I saw online (that’s pretty rare for my F21 to have all the clothes I like actucally in store as opposed to just being on the online store). I wanted to do some damage but, since I do have self control..I kept my purchases to the bare esstenials;

Top(I bought it in purple) = $17.80


Necklace = $5.80


Earrings(Something similar to those) = $3.80

Now,I’m on the hunt for a tank top because the shirt is just way too low, black pencil skirtI already have quite a few, maybe a new pair of black pumps & a cute clutch bag.

All I need now is more false eyelashes, dye my hair, get my nails done (I’m getting a full set, I miss fake nails) and my birthday look will be complete! A more personal style entry (+ maybe pictures) in the next fews days♥

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Grading ELF (eyes lips face) Cosmetics

September 20, 2007

My local K-mart recently stocked up on ELF Cosmetics and I just had to see what all the hype is about. Besides only being $1 per product, how is the quality overall? So, I bought 5 items by ELF & decided to grade them;

Eye Widener Eye Pencil in Pearl White | Grade : F
Although,it has a convenient built in sharpener in the cap,the color payoff was poor. The color didn’t appear on my eyes very much after a few applications. I’ve had better success with Wet n Wild & NYC color pencils.

Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Warm Tan | Grade : C
It’s nicely pigmented with the perfect amount of shimmer. The lasting power of the bronzer on my cheeks was very weak. Within 2 hours,it disappeared from my face. I usually don’t have problems with bronzers disappearing on my face so,I didn’t even think about using a creme blush before hand. I did use the bronzer as an all over lid color on my eyes and it does make a pretty eye color. I would buy it again just to use as an eyeshadow.

Brightening Eye Color in Silver Lining & Nouveau Neturals | Grade : C-
Both come with 4 eyeshadows.The netural compact is pretty good color wise.Colors came out soft looking on my eyes. As for the Silver Lining compact,I had to use a creme eyeshadow as a base to make the colors really pop. When just using a regular no color eyeshadow base, the colors look really dull. I used a purple cream eyeshadow as a base to help intensify the colors. After even using the colored base, it did no justice. It looked like a pastel mess on my face. I noticed that the eyeshadows are a bit chalky & cracked easily. Also, the choice of colors is kind of boring.

Therapeutic Conditioning Balm in Strawberry Creme | Grade : A
All I have to say is..YUM! Smells heavenly & glides on my lips like butter. It’s one of those lip balms that you can’t stop applying to your lips because your addicted to it.

Overall,ELF cosmetics is a okay cosmetic brand for new make up users or people who want to build up their collection more on quantity because everything is a dollar. Quality wise? Not the best. There are better drugstore brands that offer good quality cosmetics. I don’t mind buying the lip balms & the bronzer as an eyeshadow but, as for everything else…they can keep it.

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Gift From Smashbox Cosmetics

August 28, 2007


From Aug 31st to Sept 2nd,Nordstorm is giving away (for free;while supplies last) Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights blush in a carry pouch at a local Smashbox Cosmetic counter near you. Check to see if your local counter is participating & print out this gift certificate in order to redeem your free gift. No purchase necessary! Get on it ladies!♥