Friday, February 25, 2011


Hey, lovelies. It's been a WHOLE week since I last posted. Eeek! My daughter came down with the flu so I've been spending this last week just cuddling with her and pampering her. I have a new post for tomorrow that I'm excited about. It's a lipstick.... here's some hints: it's MAC, it's nude, it's new, and uh... I love Gaga! Any guesses? Haha! Enjoy your weekend! :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Eager to get my hands on...

I was just snooping around on Sephora and came across Tarte's clay blushes. The colors are dupes for the gel blushes, except in powder... er, clay form. The same names still apply. This fascinates me because I la-love the color selection of their gel blushes but eh... cheek stains aren't for me. The sad part is, I made that realization four stains later. So far? I want them all. Don't worry, you read correctly. I want them ALL (being the little blush freak I am). I just wish they had Flower Child but I know it was a limited edition shade. For $25, you're getting a mere .2 oz. Is it worth it? I guess I'll have to find out, eh?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Viva Glam Gaga II now available!

VG Gaga II is now available at online at MAC (US). Use the code "gaga" for free shipping. :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Grammys 2011: Favorites and not so favorites!

Goooood morning! So, I watched the Grammys last night (mainly for Gaga, Mumford & Sons, and Eminem, but I also like to see what everyone's wearing). I'm not going to cover everybody, but I just wanted to share a few photos of celebs who stood out to me in a good... and not so good way. Before we begin, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!! <3

Glee's Diana Agron was in my opinion, one of the best dressed, from head to toe. You can't really go wrong with a rocker-chic look, a smoky eye, and nude, glossy lips. Oh, and how could I forget the little black dress? Nope... you can't go wrong there.


Kim Kardashian's makeup was GORGEOUS (as always) but I don't know what to say about her dress. I'm not crazy about it. Okay, here's some honesty. The more and more I look at it, the more more and I wonder what she was thinking. Worse, those shoes were a bad choice, I think. I still adore her and I love her fashion sense, though!

Is is just me, or does Bruno Mars have fantastic hair? I loved his performance too, by the way. Nicki Minaj.... okay, so I don't necessarily agree with her hair, choice of dress, and lipstick, but I did fancy her eye makeup!

I wasn't completely sold on Katy Perry's dress. It looked more like a Halloween costume than anything else but I will say, the girl has beautiful hair. The makeup? Slightly overdone, but her eyes were dazzling.


 I loved Jennifer Lopez's look! Seriously, I loved it! I'm not completely in love with her dress, but she has the body to rock it flawlessly. Jennifer looked absolutely fierce. And from watching her, I completely forgot that she's 40. Her skin looks incredible!

I find it odd that Gaga showed up to the Grammys in an egg but that's okay because she was born this way, right? I loved her performance. Maybe I'm not 110% crazy about the song, but she knows how to put on a good show. What do you think of her shoulders?!

This is a dress, that under normal circumstances, I would definitely scoff at. HOWEVER, Rihanna owns it with her bold red hair, soft eyes, and red lips.

So dish... who were you long and not so loving from last night's Grammys?

Sources: All pictures were found via Google search.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Um... gorgeous, much?

I am LOVING this promo picture from the Make Up For Ever Tres Vichy collection! Normally, I'm not the type to wear bright, bold colors but I'm feeling inspired! What do you think?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Junk Drawer

I was cleaning out pictures on my camera last night that date back to August. I came across products that I totally forgot to review or mention. Today, I'll be sharing with you two MAC shadows: Nocturnelle (frost) and Black Tied (velvet). Both colors are gorgeous but they're both in my junk drawer as well.

I purchased Nocturnelle online and the moment I received it, I was so sure that I was going to love it. In fact, I was so sure, I tore open the box and threw out the receipt. I'm not necessarily a 'think before you do' type. Anyway, it's absolutely gorgeous in the pan but the color payoff is less than fabulous and it's not as pigmented as I expected. I mean, you really need to work this color to make it work for you but when paying $14.50, it should be so hard. I still love this color and who knows? Maybe I'll whip it out and see if I can play with it a little more.

I actually like Black Tied but I like Urban Decay's Creep BETTER. The color is similar, but the textures are different. Creep is smoother than Black Tied with nice color pay off. Again, I like Black Tied but Creep is in my Naked Palette (which I use a lot) so it's also a matter of convenience.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Make Up For Ever Concealer Palette No. 1

Woo hoo! I finally took the plunge and bought the MUFE concealer palette. I've wanted this for a really long time but I was hanging on the fence. I read countless reviews on products that tend to be more pricey before investing in it. However, I had a hard time with this one because the reviews were so mixed. I would hate to spend $36 on a palette that does nothing for me, you know? Besides, I think TheBalm's TimeBalm concealer is some fierce competition. I had the pleasure of going to Sephora a few weeks ago. Seeing the palette in person sealed the deal for me.

Make Up For Ever concealer palette, #1
The biggest complaint about this palette that I have read from people who didn't like it was that the formula was very dry. I have to disagree here. If you're used to using liquids or ultra creamy concealer, then yes, this will seem dry in comparison. However, I found that these were creamy, blendable, and easy to work with.

My biggest complaint? Being a very fair-skinned woman, only the first two shades (and the green one, of course) work for me. With that said, shades three and four will be very useful in the summer, when my skin is tan -- so not all hope is lost on those! 

The green concealer is very pigmented and very useful for canceling out redness in the skin. For me, this would be the area around my nose. 

In my opinion, these concealers offer exceptional coverage. When looking for a concealer, I like something with fuller coverage. It needs to be able to hide blemishes, scars, and redness. And, it's a perk if it can be full coverage AND work for the under eye area. I like this a lot for under the eyes, actually. All you need is a tiny bit though, or else it will look cakey if you pack on too much. 

For $36, I'm very happy with my purchase and I imagine it's going to take a while to use these up.

More photos:

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3, 4


For reference, my skin is NW20 in MAC, #115 in MUFE HD, and #125 in MUFE Mat Velvet+