Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Makeup Removal, Cleansing, Toning and Prep

Makeup Removal, Cleansing, Toning and Prep

I just wanted to share with you some products I use to remove makeup, cleanse, tone and prep my skin with that I love!

On nights that I am full of energy, I start off by using Bi-Facil eye makeup remover on my eyes and I use Eau Fraiche Douceur for my face. The Bi-Facil will take anything of my eyes, I love it one quick swip and it’s gone, no tugging or rubbing, which I love so I’m not stretching my eye skin. The Eau Fraiche Doucer, is a rose water that will gently remove makeup all over your face & eyes, it’s soothing to me. On nights that I come home late or exhausted, I use the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. I love how this compeletly removes all my face and eye makeup without leaving me feeling oily or unclean.

I follow up with the Crème Radiance, it’s a cream-to-foam cleanser to cleanse my face. Once I have cleansed my face, I pat dry my face and use a toner. I have always used toner, since my teenage years and I am surprised to hear that many don’t ever tone. That seems odd to me, I like the clean feel of my skin plus it prevents from break outs due to dirt and grime in the pores. I use the Tonique Radiance a clarifying exfoliating toner. Both of these products are meant for my skin type, normal/combination skin.

Mask & Exfoliator

About once every 2 ½ weeks, sometimes more in the summer, I use the Pure Empreinte Masque. It’s a 5 minute purifying mineral mask with white clay that works like a sponge to absorb and remove excess oils and impurities that dull your complextion. It also reduces the appearance of of pores, clarifies, smooths and refines your skin texture! I love this mask, it, it really does unclog pores! My skin feels amazing after every treatment!

I also use the Exfoliance Radiance, a clarifying exfoliating gel about twice a week . It’s a gentle exfoliator with massaging beads and fine grains and pineapple and papaya extracts that leave my skin radiant!

Last but not least I use the Dynamic Duo…Genifique and Visionnaire.

The Genifique I use in the mornings and the Visionnaire at night. The Genifique brings back that youthful glow to my skin and the Visionnaire works on evening out my skin texture, reduce pores and works on the few lines I have on my forehead. My cheeks have been red for years due to the sun but the Visionnaire has evened that out and now my cheeks are a pale pink, I used Estee Lauder for years with no significant improvement, I can’t say enough about Visionnaire! I can’t live without the Dynamic Duo! They go with me everywhere I go! (I have recently started using the Genifique Eye Light Pearl Serum, making the Dynamic Duo into the Terrific Trio) The Light Pearl Serum works instantly and the longer you use it the more of a difference you will see. Immediately your eyes are lifted and more open, your lines are smoothed and your eyes are more illuminated. I’m blessed not having wrinkles around my eyes just yet but I use it for the illuminated eye area and for the puffiness I have in the morning after a late night out or working!

I’m always getting compliments on my skin, how young I look, my natural glow…..this all ties in to my “you need to start with a clean canvas before applying you makeup” theory! Don’t forget hydration! Moisturizers and H2O!!!!! I will go into my skin care moisturizes on a new blog just on moisturizers!

Why I work for Lancome....

Why I work for Lancôme…..

Several people have recently expressed interest in my career choices and I thought I would let everyone know why I am doing what I love!

I have a Computer Science and International Business Administration background, soo people are always asking why I am now in the beauty industry. It all started a few years ago, I was one of the lucky people that was “reduced in force” and I thought hard about what I was going to do next, since I have had several experiences under my belt (computer programmer, web designer, event management, purchasing management and  sports management). I always wanted to attend Beauty school since I was a young girl however, I never thought I could really make a career out of it, well I was wrong….fast forward a few years later, I am now a licensed cosmetologist/make-up artist. I love color, I love coloring hair and I love playing with makeup! I am currently working for Glitz & Glam Galz (on-site special event stylist’s), Lancôme and just recently I have accepted a position with Broadway in Chicago as a stylist (hair & makeup). I also have several hair clients and hair extension clients.

I love all my jobs but there is one position that people always ask me about and that is Lancôme. Why do I work for Lancôme?

I work for Lancôme because I believe just as many other artists believe, you always want to start with a good clean canvas. Your skin is my canvas, I believe that you must have good skin before you can start applying makeup for the application to look flawless! I can go to any luxury counter and purchase an eye shadow, even a drug store with good pigments but can I just walk up to any luxury counter or drug store and receive good quality skin care that actually works? Not often! I believe in Lancôme’s products and have used them for myself and I just love them! Do I like every product Lancôme has to offer, no, I only blog or recommend products that I love! That goes the same for my hair clients and makeup clients, I only use or recommend products that I truly whole heartedly believe in, my clients turn to me because they trust me, it is my responsibility to direct them in the best possible direction, I am the professional and that is my job and what I am paid for, for my knowledge, experience and trust!

Lancôme provides phenomenal skin care and I truly believe in their products, they are the #1 Luxury Skin Care company globally! I work for Lancôme because I choose to not because I have to, why not work with a company that I love and truly believe in their products.

Long story short, I love what I do, I do it because I want to not because I need to. Are there other products I love just as much as Lancôme, of course! I blog and recommend various products and brands! I am always open to new & better things (have you see my career path, lol). Always take great care of your skin and you will be able to rock your makeup! It’s good for you and makes my job easier to make you look flawless….xoxo

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Urban Decay Haul

Just wanted to post a quick picture of my Urban Decay Haul. I bought this round through their "Hey, we just met, and this is crazy but sh#ts on sale" sale.....

Feminine Palette – bought this palette because I just love the colors in it! Super cheap at $12.00.

Starlight Glitter Body Art – I had already been using this on clients for special events and decided to but it for the glitter not bad for $6.00.

Midnight Emergency Kit – Love the neutral shades in it and the full size gloss, a must carry for work assignments and travel. A steal at $12.00.

Skull Shadow Box – bought these two for two of my teenage nieces for their stocking stuffers! Fun colors for them to play with and a smart buy at $12.00

Vintage Big Fatty – Mascara, I’ve used this before on myself and clients and it’s not bad. I layer lashes with different mascara’s depending on the look that I am trying to achieve. At $5.00 each why not buy 3 to have on hand!

Vintage Eyeshadows (Color: Maui Wowie) – I have always wanted this color and for some reason I never got around to purchasing it, I don’t care that it’s the old formulation and that it doesn’t fit in their make your own palette, I’m wowing over the $9.00 price!!!

That is it….I love everything I received and I might go online to buy some more of the single eye shadows. If you haven’t had a chance get to their website and order before it’s too late!!!!
 I have purchased the newest SMOKED palette and I am currently playing with the colors and looks and will post about it very soon!

Now get to UD website and order away, treat yourself, you deserve it! :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Elizabeth Arden Rose Gold Highlighter

Elizabeth Arden’s Pure Finish Highlighter in the color Rose Illumination

After seeing a couple of reviews on this, I knew I had to rush out and head to my nearest Elizabeth Arden counter to purchase this highlighter. I am soo addicted to highlighters right now and thought what an awesome piece to add to my collection.

I went to my local Macy’s to purchase the highlighter and I was lucky to get the very last one they had in stock. Most Macy’s are out, even ordering online was not an option as it was out of stock!!!

The color of this highlighter is soo unbelievably gorgeous! It is a Rose Gold color with plenty of shimmer! I just LOVE it!!! I just love the color with my tan, it is definitely a summer highlighter! It also pairs perfectly with my Lancôme blush in the color Shimmer Mandarin Sky and my MAC blush from the Heavenly Creatures collection in the color Solar Ray!!!! I use this by contouring my cheeks, then add my blush then finish off with the highlighter on top. I use a small brush and apply it just above the apples of my cheeks and all the way up to the end of my temples.

An added bonus, Macy’s had a free gift with purchase when I purchased the highlighter. It came with a ugly, gold bag that I will probably give to one of my nieces to play with but the products inside aren’t bad. It came with a duo shimmer bronzer, looks pretty. A lipstick, it’s a tad too dark for me but I’m sure I can rock it in the fall with some gloss. A couple of skin care items, one includes the Ceramide Capsules, they are a little to oily for my skin but I like using them on my neck and décolleté at night. The best part of the gift is the Eight Hour Cream!!!! I love this, I love using it one my feet after a pedi, I massage it into my feet and add some socks and sleep with it on, in the morning your feet are soo soft and summer ready! I love it!!!! I’m pretty sure the Free Gift with Purchase is over at Macy’s but Carson’s (Bon Ton, Bergners, etc.) has started their free gift and it’s pretty similar.

So get out there and purchase this gorgeous Rose Gold Highlighter, you will not be disappointed!!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

M.A.C. Heavenly Creature Collection

I have been sitting on this for a few weeks, I apologize! I’m sure most of you have gone out to purchase from this collection!
My haul and review on the last M.A.C. collection – Heavenly Creature.

When I first saw this collection a few months ago, I had already decided that I wasn’t going to purchase anything from the collection, I looked at it as very Gagaish, don’t get me wrong I love Gaga but wasn’t soo sure I wanted to go out there with my makeup collection. But once the collection hit the counter and I actually got to play with the colors, I fell in love and fell fast! I purchased only a few things as I’m not a huge fan of Mineral Finishes, however, I do love this collection and I love the pieces I picked up!

Mineralized Skin Finish (MSF) in the color: Center of the Universe - I love this, I love the gold, orange and cranberry colors and frosty finish. I apply it with a small brush on my face when I’m done with all my make-up for a polish finish. This is such a gorgeous color to continue my Summer Bronze Goddess look!

Mineralized Blush in the color: Solar Ray – I love this! I love how you build up to the perfect color and it has a luminous shimmer. This is a coral/orange and gold and looks glowy on the apples of your cheeks! I rock this by contouring just beneath my apples of my cheeks, then apply my mineralized blush and top it off with a highlighter (I’m also blogging about highlighters and I will let you know my two faves at the moment in that blog!!!)

Mineralized Blush in the color: Supernova – this combination of colors just melts my heart! A bright pink with a frosted gold luster! Such a sweet look for the summer especially on days when I barely have any makeup on, a pop of color on my cheeks, lip gloss and sunglasses and I’m ready to rock the day!

Mineralized Eye Shadow in the color: Sky – I wanted to pick a color that I didn’t already have something similar so I chose Sky and I’m happy I did! Such a beautiful color, it’s a combination of cobalt, turquoise and a greenish gold! You can use these wet or dry, when used wet you get more of a pigmented turn out. The color combination really depends how you hit that pan with your brush, you can use the blues and gold together, the blues then add splashes of gold after the blues are applied or just use the golds. I use them both ways, wet and dry, it all depends on the look I’m trying to achieve. Simply gorgeous!

The last product I purchased form this collection is from the Heavenly Creature Skin collection. I had heard such great reviews on the item Ipurchased so of course I had to purchase and try it out…

Volcanic Ash Exfoliator – it’s a exfoliating scrub with natural blends of volcanic ash and fine sugar crystals. It does exfoliate, the texture is good not sure I would use on real sensitive skin however. But that’s where it ends, it exfoliates and that’s it, my skin didn’t feel clean or soft after. M.A.C. isn’t a skin care line so I didn’t have high expectations and a good thing cause I wasn’t impressed. Would I repurchase? Ahhh no! I may even end up selling it on a upcoming blog sale….

All in all I’m very happy with my purchases, I do have to say that I didn’t purchase any of the cream finishes and I’m not a huge fan as I have to reapply often and the lipsticks didn’t blow me away….hope you have had a chance to get out to your M.A.C. counter to try some of the items from the Heavenly Creatures collection!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Dark Circles and Puffiness

I encounter soo many different people everyday and a lot of them inspire my blog! Today I saw a middle-aged woman with under eye puffiness and dark circles. I just had to approach her and discuss her skin care regimen, I knew in my head that a little help from me she would look fantastic. I wanted her to know that with just a few steps she would look more beautiful and refreshed.

As she sat in my artists chair we discussed her current skin/makeup regimen. After our discussion and my recommendation of products I started to demonstrate on her face the products that would assist her with her concerns. Once I was done, she giggled, laughed, cried and gave me a huge hug!!!! I was soo happy and thrilled with her reaction. It is my pleasure to help spread my knowledge and make people feel happy and beautiful!

At the end of my consultation I presented her with her prescription card and she picked the items she wanted to purchase. I’m not the pushy type of salesperson, I’m going to show you what items that will address your concerns and nothing more. I don’t like to up sell because I like to earn my clients trust and I want them to look good, because that makes me feel good!

Below are the products I used and how I applied them.

Lancôme Genefique Eye – this product will diminish dark circles, brightens and illuminates. It also works on any signs of fatigue. I applied with my ring finger (the finger with the least pressure) on the brow bone and on the under eye area.

Lancôme Renergie Eye Multiple Action – I just LOVE this eye cream!!!! Six anti-aging actions in this little bottle! Lifting, firming, works o fine lines, dark circles, puffiness and provides illumination! I apply the eye cream with my ring finger in a C motion by dabbing it on the brow bone and under the eye. Dab the cream on the brow bone, do not apply on the lids, the heat from the brow will allow the cream to naturally reach the lids. I dab under the eye area then I lightly massage the cream from the inner corner of the eye to to the middle of the temple. I repeat the process 3 – 4 times, you will immediately see the puffiness decrease.  A veil comes with the eye cream that I applied on the brow bone, inner under eye and outer under eye, I also dabbed some on her dark circles. The veil has a SPF15 so it does provide protection during the day from the sun in the delicate area!

Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Teinte – A wonderful tinted moisturizer with vitamins and nutrients for your skin and provides a SPF30. I applied a small amount with my foundation brush, a little goes a long way!

So there you have it, I made this womans day by approaching her and demonstrating some products that I personally love to use!

Please feel free to leave any questions or comments below. If you try any of the items I recommended please let me know your thoughts! Thanks and happy Monday, it’s almost Friday! Who’s ready for the high temps this week????? SPF!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What’s In My Beach/Pool Bag

What’s In My Beach/Pool Bag

I love the “What’s In My Bag” blogs, yesterday I did a “What’s in my Make-Up Bag for Summer” blog so I’m following it up with a “What’s in my Beach/Pool bag” blog since I spend soo much time on/in the water in the Summer. Especially, since Camp Aunt Debbie is now open (for those of you that know me, know that my nieces and nephew spend a ton of fun time with me over the summer, they love Camp Aunt Debbie.

As much as I love being in the pool, I still love to look good and of course have sun protection, so here is my Beach/Pool Bag…..

It all starts with the right bag….I chose a LOVE PINK bag by Victoria Secret. I love how roomy it is for my beach towels and accessories. It has two end giant sized pockets. Big enough to hold my 32oz Hot Pink Zebra Stripped Water Bottle by Victoria Secret!!! It also has a large side pocket and I love to keep my car key, iphone and sunglasses in the easy to reach pocket, saves me a ton of time cuz I’m not digging in a large bag looking for these items, especially my iphone of course. I need quick & easy access so I can update my blog, facebook, check emails and text messages in a quick splashin time!!!!

Protection and Beauty is in the bag!!!!

Pictured from Left to Right:
Dazzleshine Lip Gloss in Dazzling Daiquiri by Victoria Secret. For the moments I want to add a little dazzle to my lips, Not sticky and smells like bubble gum!

Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer in Pomegranate – I like to keep my body hydrated especially my hands. I also love the travel size makes for a lighter bag.

After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating skin soother by Clarins – Revitalizes and prolongs your tan, I apply after rinsing off at the pool or beach and after a shower at home of course. Not crazy about the smell so I use After Sun Moisturizer with Aloe Vera by True Blue Spa, this also prolongs your tan and has fruity scent.

M.A.C. Suntints Liquid Lip Balm with a SPF20 in the color Au Rose (Hay Sailor Collection) - Love this lip balm, goes on smooth, it’s a hot Pink/Coral color with a gold shimmer!!! Best of all SPF20!!!! Protection, Shimmer and Color….What more can a girl ask for!!!!

Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner with a SPF15. For those “Ouch, the sun has kissed my lips to hard” moments. Gives your lips moisture and protection, a must in the sun!

Lancome Juicy Tube in the color Coral Rush – perfect for the just hanging in the snack area sipping on water and catching up with the girls…a really nice Coral/Bronze color, goes with my Summer theme of Bronze Goddess.

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel in Mango Mai Tai…I always carry hand wipes or hand sanitizer! Mango Mai Tai so delicious on the beach….

Steve Madden Aviators – can’t forget to protect my Hazel Green eyes from the sun rays! Why not look cute and fashionable, these shades are inexpensive so I have no worries playing in them.

M.A.C. To The Beach Body Oil in Man Rays (Hey Sailor Collection) Love this Bronze Body Oil with Gold Shimmer flecks, seriously looks like golden candy in the sun! One of my favorite items of the summer!!!!

Lancome Flash Bronzer for the legs- we all know our legs seem to tan a bit slower than the rest of our body, I apply a thin layer on my legs, my legs look more bronzed as the day goes on, then I apply M.A.C.’s body oil, goes great together!!!!

Hawaiian Tropic Tanning Dry Oil with SPF12, for days I want a little extra sun. Love the spray, easy to apply in hard to reach areas, it is water resistant although you must reapply within 40 minutes but I love the golden tan it gives me.

Neutrogena Face Spectrum – I am finishing up this bottle, I know anything over a SPF50 is pretty much a waste but I figure a SPF100 wasn’t going to hurt me. As soon as this runs out I will start using my new bottle of Lancome’s Bienfait UV SPF50. I just love it, it is a light weight fluid not a cream! Cant wait to start my new bottle! Right now Lancome is having a great deal for the Sunscreen, contact me for details on this awesome product!!!

Coppertone Ultra Guard SPF50 – love the continuous spray, never clogs like others and always provides great skin protection.

Of course I always keep some water toys (water guns, rocket divers, splash balls, etc.) and something fun in my bag to read, an Allure magazine or a good book (just threw 50 Shades of Grey in my bag) but honestly I’m not the type to just lay out, I’d rather be in the water splishin’ & splashin’ the day away…..

I hope you enjoyed my “What’s in my Beach/Pool Bag” blog and hopefully I have recommended some great products, please leave any comments or questions below! Looks like the sun is trying to peep through the clouds so I need to get my bag together and head to the pool…remember Protection, Beauty and a great Bag will  guarantee you a fun day in the sun!

What's In My Make-Up Bag for Summer

Hello Glamazons! It's been awhile, I have been crazy busy but I am back on track and want to catch up with my Blog!!!!

Pictured below are my favorite items I have in my make-up bag for summer!!!!! I'm into the Bronze Goddess look with a bold lip!

Back Row:
Lancome Tient Idole Ultra 24H - LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation!!!!!! Medium to Full coverage without a cakey feel, feels like skin and is soo lightweight! The new formula is amazing and has a SPF15!!!! This baby is a 24 hour wear and let me tell you from experience it does last! I once wore this for 21 hours and it never came off, it's a great long wear foundation, will not smudge or rub off, comes off when you take it off!!!!

Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Teinte - My favorite Tinted Moisturizer with a SPF 30! You can catch me wearing this almost everyday. Evens out my skin tone while providing sunscreen, vitamins and nutrients. I apply a little bit of translucent powder for oil control in my t-zone and viola, perfection!

Lancome Nutrix Royal Body Repair Cream - A very moisturizing body lotion, I love to reapply throughout the day for a silky skin feeling!

Middle/Front Row:
Estee Lauder Lucidity - A Translucent pressed powder that I wear everyday. I apply in my t-zone to control shine and also after my eye primer to control oil on lids as well. I have been using this powder for years and love the light weight feeling.

Lancome Color Design Shadows in the colors Latte, Kitten Heel and Officially In - Love these colors especially Officially In, very pigmented and great for a bold eye catching look!

Lancome Le Crayon Khol in the color Black Coffee - A nice color for my Bronze Goddess look, liner lasts all day without smudging.

Lancome Desert Sunset 6 Color Design Pallette- Colors: Light Beige, Pink Coral,Shimmer Pink Peach, Beige, Copper and Deep Brown. - My favorite go to palette of the summer, ties in well with the Bronze goddess look, shadows are well pigmented and last all day without fading or creasing on the lid....soo much fun with these colors!!

M.A.C. To The Beach Body Oil in Man Rays (Hey Sailor Collection) - I LOVE this!!!!!! I apply the oil on my tan legs, arms, neck and decolletage! It's a bronzed oil with gold shimmer/glitter flecks! In the sunlight, OMG!!!! Gorgeous! I love wearing it and love it soo much I keep another bottle in my beach bag! A fun "must-have" for the summer!!!

M.A.C Whisper of Guilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish (In Extra Dimension Collection) - I love using this on my face to highlight! I use a small travel size foundation brush to apply, it gives me a bright illuminated look in the right places on my face. LOVE!!!

Lancome Eye Lash Curler & Lancome Drama Mascara- New Item for Lancome and I just love it!!!! It has the same technology as the Shu Uemura! Curls lashes without a bend or damage to your lashes! I curl at the base, middle then ends, I apply my Lancome Cils Booster (primer) them my  mascara. End result - Gorgeous full, long dramatic eye lashes!

M.A.C. Dear Diary Long Wear Lipstick (Beth Ditto Collection) - I just love the Bubble Gum Pink color, this is my FAVORITE "Go-To" Lipstick for the season! I'm soo tan right now that this color just "pops" and I love it!!!!! Since it's a long wear, it is a bit dry, no problem though cuz I just add a little Dazzleglass in the color Extra Amps by M.A.C.....a color to check out and rock this summer!!!!

M.A.C. Sheen Supreme in Insanely It color! Love this bold color! A nice, smooth, sheen and lightweight wear. Can you tell I'm into the Summer Bold Lips?!?!?!?!?!

M.A.C. Tinted Lipglass in Girl About Town color - a little lipglass for the nights I want to add a shimmer bold pop of color to my lipstick or alone! Love the color and love that it's not super sticky!

I always love the "What's In My Bag" blogs and I hope you enjoyed my reviews on my current favorite summer items! Now go get your items and Rock that Summer Bronze Goddess look!!!!!

Keep your eye out for my next blog: What's in my Beach/Pool Bag!!!

I've missed blogging and thank you to everyone that has been following me and encouraging me to follow my Glamazon dreams!!!! xoxoxo

Saturday, April 7, 2012

MAC - New Collection

Today I picked up one item from the In Extra Dimension collection! The MAC bay was poppin all day cuz of their new collections so I walked over and fell in love with a few items, I was so busy that I only had time to play with one item and decided that I loved it soo much that I would pick it up.

I purchased the Extra Dimension Highlighter in the color - Whisper of Gilt (gold) its such a pretty color and looked so nice when I tried it on! I just wanted to post it cuz something like this wont last and wanted to let you all know that it is HOT and give you time to go get it before they run out! I want to check out their shadows on Monday when I'm at work again cuz a few of them caught my eye, especially Dark Dare to Shop, it's a black glittery color.

I will be trying my new highlighter this weekend and will post my reviews on it next week!

Have a fun, happy and safe Easter all!


Hi Everyone!!!! I know I have been MIA, but I have been super busy/booked but I'm back! I wanted to post this blog before Easter because I had some Easter items from Lush!!!!

One of my favorite items I bought was the Carrot Top Re-usable Bubble Bar!!!! I have been loving it! I hold it under running water while my tub is filling and creates frothy bubbles! You can also just swish it around in your water as well. Something fun and smells fabulous!!!!

The next Easter themed item I purchased it the Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb!!!! I actually purchased 2, I had to go back for the second one cuz I loved it soo much!  I used it on it's own and loved it! The smell is yummy, reminds me of cotton candy!!!!

I also purchased a coconut bubbleroon! I love the smell and the silky feeling it leaves me. If you pull it apart you will have enough for two baths! Love!!!

The last three items I purchased are repeats that I love! Ocean Scrub, I love it and use it as an exfoiliator for the body, you can use it on your face as well however, I use a Lancome facial exfoliator.

Ice Blue Soap - my husband actually uses this, he likes the peppermint wake him up smell and it also has sea salt for a exfoliator,

The last item is is just a shower bar in honey, I use this on days that I'm running low on time and dont have a ton of time to moisturize right after my shower as this is a moisturizing bar.

I hope this helps you on your next visit and if you haven't tried Lush yet you have to go in and try their items, you are going to fall in love!!!! They have something for everyone!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My Favorite Chanel Products At The Moment


There are two items from Chanel that I am in LOVE with currently. I cannot say enough about them except go, no run to your Chanel counter to sample these products.

Chanel Natural Loose Powder in 47 Feerie

This powder is such a beautiful shimmery puff of pink! It is a soft pink powder that I use all over my skin with unbelievable shimmer. The flecks in the powder are just amazing. I have several powders similar by different cosmetic lines but in my opinion the size and the reflection of the flecks in this powder is outstanding! It comes with a puff but I prefer to use a powder brush to apply to my face, neck, décolletage and sometimes even my shoulders.

 Sheer Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed

This is such a pretty illuminating product. It is a illuminating bronzer with a slight hint of pink in it not an orange tone as other have, this is a bronzy pink. I love the way the sun/light reflects off the fluid. You can apply it over your foundation on your cheeks for the highlight illuminated effect on the cheeks or you can mix a small amount into your foundation. I personally mix some of the product into my foundation for an all over illuminating bronzing effect. It gives you some color but is NOT a self tanner, it gives your skin a beachy sunkissed glow! This product is soo gorgeous! Last week a customer told me I had such a beautiful glow to my face, I had a Jennifer Lopez glow. WOW!!!! I never heard that one before and thought how sweet! Part of my glow was because of this product.!

It is extremely hard to take pictures of these two items because you just have to see the color, shimmer and sunkissed looks with your natural eye. Visit your Chanel counter soon to check these out! PS- most Chanel counters will also throw in some samples in your bag of various items for you to enjoy! Happy Shopping!

See ya Chanel counter until your Summer 2012 collection hits your counter! xoxo

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Welcome: Spring is in the Air in Chicago

Welcome: Spring is in the Air in Chicago: So today’s weather was amazing! With the warm weather it definitely makes me want to go out and get a mani/pedi! I also want that super ...

Spring is in the Air in Chicago

So today’s weather was amazing! With the warm weather it definitely makes me want to go out and get a mani/pedi! I also want that super illuminated rich glow! Today I was super busy but tomorrow I’m only working a half day and the other half day shopping for sandals and some Spring collections by Chanel, Dior & Bobbi Brown!

I have a ton of items that I want to blog about but I just don’t want to make it soo random. Tomorrow’s blog will either be about my most favorite polishes at the moment or Chanel.

Macy’s is having some sale that starts tomorrow that gives us an additional 10% off so that’s why I waited to make any additional purchases.

Within the next week I will be blogging about additional skin care items, hair products and Urban Decay.

I also,  want to talk foundations and mascara’s! If you have any questions or want me to review a certain product or category please let me know, I do these blogs for you.

Here’s to another fabulous day tomorrow and I can’t wait to post tomorrow’s blog!

Also, please don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so that you are notified when a new blog is posted!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Skin Care

Today I am going to review two products that I absolutely love and cannot live without! Both are products from Lancome, now many of you know I am working for Lancome however, I am reviewing these products because I have tried them myself and I see the difference in my skin.

A little skin care background first, those of you close to me know that I have always used Estee Lauder since my teens years for skin care. Why consider using different products since Estee Lauder worked for me? Why fix something that’s not broke you say? Well, we can always use improvements in every aspect of our lives right? That includes my skin care!

Let me introduce to you the first amazing product!


A skincare that boosts the activity of genes and stimulates the production of youth proteins. Visibly younger skin in just 7 days. Skin looks as if lit from within and radiant. Its youthful quality returns: cushiony soft and velvety to the touch.

A true skincare innovation with 7 worldwide patents pending, Génifique is the foundation of every woman’s skincare at any age or for any skin concern. It won 22 beauty awards in 2011 and is one of Dr. Oz’s top beauty products!

I saw a difference within one full week, I actually started using Genifique before Visionnaire. My skin has a glow and looks younger to me, I have received soo many compliments on my skin within the last month it is unbelievable! Last week a customer told me I had a glow, I had a Jennifer Lopez glow! How nice of her, that for sure is a new one, never heard that before!

The next amazing product I cannot live without!


Visionnaire is an advanced skin-correcting serum re-creates the look of more beautiful skin without damage or irritation. Its new breakthrough formula prompts skin to naturally correct the appearance of wrinkles, pores, and uneven texture. It feels very light and velvety to the touch, smells wonderful, and is the color of mother of pearl.

I saw a visible difference in just 3 days! I have red on the apples of my cheeks due to years and years of tanning with no SPF. Within 3 days of using Visionnaire I saw a huge difference and now the apples of my cheeks are slightly pink and I have only been using the product for 3 ½ weeks.

Quick recap, Genifique is a skin enhancer and Visionnaire is a skin corrector. They can be used together as they compliment each other. If you decide to use both, use Genifique in the AM after you cleanse and tone and before you moisturize. Use Visionnaire in the PM after you cleanse and tone and before you moisturize.

Keep in mind these products are serums and do NOT provide any SPF, the SPF should  come from your moisturizer and foundation!

As an FYI, I use two pumps on my face and under my eyes and another two pumps on my neck and décolletage.
I hope this helps and I hope you try these products. If you do please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. Also, right now Lancome counters at department stores are giving away a 7 day supply for you to try while supplies last. At the Lancome counter at Macy’s/Woodfield we also have Visionnaire samples as well. Swing buy and pick up your samples, you have nothing to lose, only missing out on great products!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Urban Decay

Don't forget today is the last day of the Urban Decay Friends & Family 20% off sale!!!! Hurry and get your Naked 2 Pallet and if you don't have the original Naked Pallett now is an excellent time to purchase that one as well. You create countless of looks with both of these pallets. Don't forget to buy a black and brown 24/7 Glide-On Pencil to complete your looks especially if your going for the smokey eye look. These pencils are soo rich and creamy and glide right on. Fantastic sale that I'm stocking up on some products especially the setting sprays!! Have fun shopping!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Beauty is My Passion

Hello Fellow Beauty Fanatics,

I have started my Beauty Blog again as I have had soo many requests. Many of you know my background but for some of my newbie beauty fans here is a little blog about me.

I am a true beauty fanatic, always have always will be! I have always been a hair and make-up product junkie, always trying new products and I have also reviewed and recommended products to friends and clients.

I have a degree in Computer Science and I am also a licensed Cosmetologist as well as a Make-Up Artist. I currently work for Glitz and Glam Galz.

Glitz and Glam Galz are top trained and experienced licensed cosmetologists specializing in special occasion hair and make-up. We are on-location artists that will travel to you on the day of your special event to relieve any stress you may have by putting your Glam needs in our hands. Let us Glitz and Glam your next event! We have done events from Girls Night Out Events, to Weddings to Latino Fashion week to Editorial work.

I will be blogging all things beauty, from skin care, make-up, nail polishes to fragrances. My wish for my blog, to be able to review products and assist people in making the correct purchases for their life/skin style and to make beauty fun which that is what it is made for, to have fun!

Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together – Elizabeth Taylor