Elf gotta glow

Here is a close up of my lips before applying Eyes Lips Face new lipstick  from their studio line Gotta Glow lip tint It retails for 6.00 and I purchased it myself.


Before plain lips


After with the lip tint on. It gives a nice shiny pink tint to my lips. I love it.

Per the website…

This innovative lip tint reacts with the chemistry of your lips to deliver a personalized, perfect shade of pink! The ethereal hue gives a sheer flush of color that enhances the natural beauty of your lips. The gel-based formula glides on smoothly and is infused with Shea Butter to moisturize and nourish.

I think it does all those things and is beautiful. Have you tried the lip tint? Some say it’s a dupe for Lipsurgance by Tarte or the Dior Lip Addict lip glow. I can’t say it is but for 6.00 compared to the other prices why bother finding out 🙂


QVC TSV Mally Haul

Lookie what came in the mail yesterday. So excited.

The cool box design and a booklet that came with it. Has great tips on the greatest look.
All the goods
The booklet and all it’s tips
My new obsession is sponge foundations!!!
Lipstick, Shadow stick, and eyeliner

So far I am happy I purchased this. I will give a review of the foundation in the next week or two. I also want to do a comparison of the three kinds I have for price point differences.

Did any of you purchase this or plan too?

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QVC Today’s Special Value, EDIVV and Being MIA

Hello Beauties,

Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days I have been travelling with limited access to my photos to include in posts. Then I got a case of tonsillitis. BBBOOOOO!

I am finally feeling better and getting caught up with posts. I plan on writing a few ahead so I don’t get behind like that again. I always say that to myself then I never do but I am in the mood to write and showcase some posts I have been wanting to do.

SO all that aside. I have to tell you about today’s QVC TSV (Today’s Special Value)

I love qvc way too much. The TSV today is a new Mally product. A sponge foundation. I am so in love with IT cosmetics that I had to try a different one. Plus it has several exclusive things at a great price. 163.00 is retail and with shipping it’s a smidgen over 70.00. Hell YA! For a shop-a-holic like me it is a no brainer plus I want to try most of what is in the kit.

Here is a picture and I got it in fair. That is the one thing I hate is you can’t tell the colors. But I figure I can bronze it up and my It cosmetics one is in light so better to have a more winter one. Right???



To learn more check out the website here. There is an interesting video sharing how the foundation works.

Lastly I found an awesome makeup swap website. Edivv.com The video explaining how it works can be found by clicking on the video below. The link to Edivv will give me a chance to earn sephora gift cards. It is the only “compensation” like item in mentioning this site and only if you use my link to join. I have not swapped anything yet as just joined but I have an item or two listed.

How eDivv Works


Ok well that is it for now. Comment, questions, random thoughts below. Follow either on wordpress or bloglovin please 😀 and if you don’t mind my social media sites as well found to your right. ———->>>>

Ipsy : July 2014


This is a collage of what i received. The bag was a bright pink with scallops. It is in the top five of bags I have received in over a year. So without further ado.

Bareminerals Cream Eyeshadow

Per the website : Meet the next generation in eyeshadow: creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection. Chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, this breakthrough product delivers 5 benefits in one luxurious formula:
1.) 12-hour long-wearing color
2.) Super-charged primer
3.) Powerful brightening benefits
4.) Smoothes fine lines
5.) Protects with SPF
Available in a range of 10 seductively neutral shades. ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive shades Divine Wine or Barely Nude.

I got mine in barely Nude and have used it. I love it I plan on getting a full size of this shade and maybe a second. Only downfall is the doe foot applicator. If I were to use it on clients I’d have to think of a different method to apply hygienically.

Clear Clinic Laboratories

Vanished Clear Spot Treatment

An on-the-go clear spot treatment specially formulated with menthol, glycolic and salicylic acids. Apply this potent spot treatment to quickly clear blemishes in record time. Thanks to its clear formulation, you can use Vanished during the day, under and over makeup. Its compact bottle makes it easy to take with you wherever you go.

I haven’t tried this yet but the reviews on the site or favorable.

Pixi Beauty

Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm

Packed with lip-loving ingredients, this glossy gel balm protects & hydates lips instantly. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue just for you (color & intensity depends on pH level of lips). Twist-up crayon requires no sharpening. Secure lid after use.
I got mine in uniquely Pink and I thought I wouldn’t like it but I do. It actually does moisturize and stay on awhile.

pur~protect essential daily moisturizer spf 30

Stay protected with pure flower power. Pur~lisse’s unique peptide complex, Lotus Lupine 5, and Hydra-Shield Complex, offers superior full-spectrum sun protection in a light weight nourishing moisturizer. Skin is pampered and protected against premature aging caused by the day’s rays.

Recently featured in Vogue as Editor’s Favorite Summer Sun Product,this anti-aging moisturizer has SPF 30 built-in, so you’ll get extra protection for incidental sun exposure. You’ll love the lightweight, yet nourishing, texture. Plus, it doesn’t leave skin with a white tint, so you can use with or without makeup. This moisturizer dries down to a healthy glow, and is perfect for sensitive skin.

It’s sunscreen and you can find just as good of sunscreen at walmart.
Models Own

Nail Polish in Red Sea

The Models Own SPLASH collection dives straight into summer. Revitalize your entire polish collection; wear alone for a wash effect, or over your favorite color polish for a glistening top coat. Inspired by the sea and distant shores, this pretty collection will have you dreaming of summer haze and tropical sun.

Each polish contains five different chunky hand-cut glittery flakes that are guaranteed to glisten, sparkle and refract the light. ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Red Sea, a wave of energetic fuchsia-red.

It’s nail polish and a nice summery color. Very thick texture which I like.
So it was a decent bag. I found something I would purchase again which is rare. I purchase the bags myself but I do get points towards items if you use my link to subscribe. The link is here.
I did cash in some of my points this month for the first time. I got this bare minerals Light it Up lipstick. It’s a beautiful coral shade. I have already gotten compliments on work for wearing it. I want to thank everyone who signed up through me. It is really appreciated!!!


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Sephora Deal You Gotta Get!

This is a quick post to let anyone who wanted some of the Sephora Pantone color but didn’t want to pay the price IE the lipstick. Then right now this kit is a hella awesome deal.


The Face: Radiant Femme Artistry Set. It was originally 59.00 and on sale for 39.00 original value 110.00.

What it is:
An allover face and nail kit in limited-edition packaging to create chic looks featuring the Color of the Year—Radiant Orchid.

What it does:
This kit features everything you need to create chic trendy looks around the Sephora+Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. The Liquid luminizer features a soft Radiant Orchid-hued shimmer for a sophisticated glow. The hued cream blush is easy to wear, universally flattering, and features variable coverage for a soft flush or dramatic look. The all-day liquid eyeliner has a metallic finish in a shimmering Radiant Orchid hue. The shimmering nail lacquer pulls the look together.

This Set Contains:
– Cosmetic Bag
– Liquid Face, Eye, and Body Luminizer
– Cream blush
– Liquid liner
– Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick
– 0.3 oz Nail Lacquer in Orchid Chrome
– Get-the-look beauty card

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates

What else you need to know:
The limited-edition cosmetic bag in Radiant Orchid is simple, timeless, and large enough to fit brushes as well.

I got it with my own money yesterday and I have been wanting the lipstick and I don’t have very many brighter cream blush so I LOVE them both and the rest is MEH except the liquid thing is not as it is pure liquid glitter. It is pretty and if I would ever go out then yes it would be cool but in general NO. lol Oh and my thoughts are my own and not sponsored.

Do you own anything for the color of the year?

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GRWM — High Maintenance Work Day Part Two.

We left off at the end of the  section with this look.

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To start with the face painting, I started with a new fave foundation. Smashbox Studio Skin 15 hour hydrating foundation. The color I use is 1.2 warm fair and retails for 42.00. I use Mac Fix +. It retails for 21.00 and the reason I dampen the brush if I feel it helps “meld” the foundation evenly into the skin. I haven’t really mentioned the brushes or prices of them much as I have a hodge podge of lower ended brand brushes. The one in the picture is the Sonia Kashuk synthetic flat top multipurpose brush that retails for 15.79.

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Next I attempt to brighten and conceal my under eye area. I used the new Bare Minerals concealer  (18.00) I bought in Bisque. This was the day using it and I am not sure how I feel about it yet. I use the BM flat concealer brush  (20.00) for it and then set it with the BM Well Rested powder (18.00) and their blending fluffier brush (18.00). I usually like a much more brighter color but I think it did what it should and mask the darkness. Boy I look grumpy in this picture. lol

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Back to the all over foundation….. As you can see the Smashbox Studio Skin gives me an even palette to color. This is the real reason for foundation. It is to smooth, blur, and mask life given imperfections. Next on this day, which makes it a high maintenance make up day, I use Bare Minerals foundation for added coverage as the studio skin is (in my opinion) a light coverage though I find it does last all day. It retails for 27.00 each but I got it at a great discount as part of the get ready kit. I blend two formulas and colors. I use Medium which is a cool darker color in original formula and blend with the warm yellow lighter color Golden Fair Matte formula. I used the BM Handi Kabuki Brush. It retails for 20.00. The brush is much better than the larger Kabuki but BM brushes really are not of good quality for the price. I find they shed and splay like crazy. I went out and bought brush guards for the few I have and it has helped the splaying and the brushes to help keep the integrity of the brush. Ok finally a half smile and I like how it gives the skin a natural glow without a huge make up looking difference.

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On this day I used NYX Mosaic  powder in Silk I got from an Ipsy bag (10.00 a month and I recommend even if the month is Meh, you still get something worth the money). The blush retails for  7.00. MAC MSF in lightscapade which retails for 30.00 and NYC bronzer in Sunny. It retails at different prices since a drugstore item but it is roughly 3.oo which is a total steal! I used the EcoTools Complexion blending brush from the Flawless Face Set. I have two of these sets as I got them on sale at half off last year when they were new. I love all the brushes in this kit and it retails for 14.99. I put the MAC on forehead above my eyebrows, down my nose bridge, my cupids bow, and chin. Then I use the bronzer on my upper forehead and temples then on my lower cheek area and jawline. I finish with the blush along my cheek bone into my hairline. I do it all with the one brush. I am not sure if the picture does it justice.

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I set all the face steps with BM Mineral Veil with the large Kabuki Brush I mentioned above. I don’t think this is an exceptional setting powder but I am using it while I have it as it come in the starter kit as well.

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I finish the look with a lip product, mascara, and eye brow mascara tamer. For my lips day I used my newest lip item a crayon from Be A Bombshell in Hot Damn, It retails for 14.00 but I got it in my Ipsy bag. I love the color and it is a nice matte formula which I was not expecting. I love this Two Faced mascara in Better Than Sex. I just wish it wasn’t 23.00 as I just can’t justify that price tag for a mascara. Click on the link to see how thick and shaped the wand is. I don’t think the formula is special but I love that wand. I am going to keep the wand when this runs out and see if I can use it on other less costly formulas. The other item is a brown mascara but I use it on my eyebrows. I wish I had gotten more when I saw them on sale at walmart. It is I think  brand called Geo Girl??? But not sure.

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Here is the final look. I wish I would have smiled but I think I didn’t realize I wasn’t 😦 I am frowning at that. lol

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I hope you enjoyed this series. I liked doing it and might make it a monthly feature.

Thanks for stopping by and any questions just leave below!

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Makeup Instagram favorites

Here are makeup looks that have caught my eye on instagram. These are the screen shots. ** Disclaimer ** It is not my intention to steal these from anyone. That is why I left the screen shot with the name so anyone can look for the person themselves. If anyone sees this and wants me to remove it please email me. Though I will pass out from excite and hardly doubt it will happen but just in case lettin ya know 😀  ** Disclaimer over **
















Can you tell I LOVE everything Vegas Nay. She is a must have follow on instagram as well at Motives cosmetics.

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