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Halloween Makeup, How-to, Thumbelina Makeup, Thumbelina Costume
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Yes, it's another collaboration with your favorite beauty bloggers! In time for Halloween, we are featuring our favorite fairy tale characters. I chose Thumbelina, a thumb-sized maiden who emerged from a flower, much to the surprise of "her mother" who yearned for a child. 

Glamglow Powermud Review, Mud Mask, Skincare, skincare tips for acne, how to prevent acne
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Fans and proponents of the original Glamglow Youthmud will probably hate me for saying that I don't like it, it tingles like hell, and it's simply an overhyped and over youtube'd mud mask that does nothing. The sensation is much more intense than glycolic acid, retinol and benzoyl peroxide combined. And that's telling a lot because I'm no noob to masks, peels and all sorts of facial treatments. So while at Sephora few weeks ago, I picked up another mask called Powermud (still from Glamglow) which claims to remove weekly build up of dirt, oil and makeup. Is it a glowing review this time? scroll down for the great reveal.

Mary Kay Project Runway New York Fashion Week Street Look, Faux Tan Makeup, How to, Project Runway Season 13 Winner
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Mary Kay was a major sponsor in the recently-concluded Project Runway Season 13 (Congrats Sean Kelly!) so I thought it would be nice to recreate the New York Fashion Week Street Look following Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco's faux tan tips!

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte, Review, Swatch, Velvet Cherry, Pussycat
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Tom Ford Beauty fan? Love a great matte lipstick? Wish granted. In time for the holidays, the geniuses behind the brand finally launched what you and I have been waiting for...eight new colors (2 limited edition, 6 permanent) in velvet matte formula, all with superb pigmentation and impressive longevity. Ready to splurge? dive in for more details, photos and swatch comparison.


How about an early Holiday Giveaway? 'got Instagram? Cool!!! Select members of the Beauty Blogazons teamed up to reward one IG follower $200 Sephora gift card! Open to USA and Canada only, runs from 10/27/14 to 11/03/14. Wait for Rafflecopter widget load.... Good luck!

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On its fourth year now, skincare brand Murad joined forces with City of Hope to raise funds for awareness and treatment for women cancer programs. City of Hope is a leading treatment and research center for cancer, diabetes and other serious health conditions which helped patients and their families for over 100 years. 

For the month of October, Murad created a limited edition called Hydrate for Hope featuring Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, a great moisturizer for dry and dehydrated skin. 10% of the proceeds will be funneled to City of Hope's research, treatment and educational programs. 

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  • Slashed Beauty: It's time to switch up our routines for fall! Check out Miranda's updated drugstore foundation/contouring routine.


  • TheFabZilla: Christmas came early to TheFabZilla HQ, thanks to Mrs.Claus! Guerlain Palette Petrouchka Be Mine!


  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Matte Collection For Holiday Swatched! A worthy obsession worth the hype!


  • Painted Ladies: Individual lashes can seem scary, but Sheila has a 5 step tutorial to make the job that much easier.


  • Color Me So Crazy: The 1970s plus Grey and Other Colors for the 52 Week Challenge. Look What I Did!!


  • Fluttering Lashes: Check out my thoughts on THE Chanel foundation


  • Never Say Die Beauty: Check out Allison's super-soft, blindingly shiny hair from using Darshana Natural Indian Oil


  • Endlessummer Blog: Need to moisturize and protect your skin from cold weather? Looking for a product suitable for the whole family? Check out a best-selling skin care product from Japan - Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream!


  • Grow It Girl: Tiki served us a little face this week with her Natural Eyes and Ombre Lips.

  • Halloween Makeup, Rock Chick, Rock Star, How to, Lady Gaga Makeup

    The Walkers Production Presents Rock Star Zilla
    Scream your gut out and party with the ghouls.
    Your best Halloween Concert, howling guaranteed.
    Unleash the Beast, 10/31/14, 10pm.

    review, teadora nourishing lip butter, rainforest at dawn
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    Long before zombies became mainstream, thanks to The Walking Dead fame, I am walker-obssessed since I was a kid. I remember watching George Romero's first ever zombie movie Night of the Living Dead in betamax back in the 80s, with all ten fingers covering my eyes but leaving teeny weeny space in between so I can see a portion of flesh-feasting zombies. Between the screams and nightmares, I grew old believing I can kill zombies and survive the apocalypse, haha!

    Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain 820 Rouge Parade, Holiday 2014 Makeup Collection, Review, Swatch
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    Sure there are hundred and one shades of red out there but I call Guerlain 820 Rouge Parade from Rouge G collection my "happy kind of red". Intrigued? scroll down for more photos and eye candies!

    Guerlain Holiday 201, Palette Petrouchka,  Review, Swatch, Holiday Must-Have
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    Christmas came early to TheFabZilla headquarters, thanks to Mrs.Claus for convincing Santa that a hardworking woman named Kathryne deserves the new Guerlain Holiday 2014 Palette Petrouchka, so much so that it's no longer a battle between need vs. want.  "Enjoy your new palette. xox, Mrs. Claus. PS. 'thought you'll love the lippy too"

  • TheFabZilla: Chucky may have pranked me. Check out the case of the missing brow liner from Charlotte Tilbury. Worst purchase yet?
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: With all of the gorgeous holiday color collections launching, have you put together your lust list? I have!
  • Painted Ladies: False lashes at your fingertips! Lash Closet is a first-of-its-kind false lash subscription service.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Check out Leelo´s Halloween themed little monsters nail art
  • Color Me So Crazy: In need of a little color now that the summer is gone?? Try Karora Self Tanning products!
  • Lipgloss Break: Review of Nubar Nail Lacquer 'Fall in Love Collection.' Great shades that are long lasting!
  • Grow It Girl: Tiki found the perfect fall vampy nail polish that's low odor. Check out what polish she is currently loving.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison got another good ipsy bag this month & it arrived early!
  • beautyXposé: As the seasons change, so does your skin’s needs. Today, we’re bringing in an expert to talk to you about transitional skin care.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Do you need ideas to take your work manicure to a WOW manicure? Jessica at Be Happy And Buy Polish has you covered!
  • I Know all the Words: Go full on Black Honey gorgeous this Fall with the Clinique Black Honey Beauty Set
  • holiday palettes 2014, must-buy, must-have list, too faced la belle carousel, urban decay vice 3, tarte park avenue princess palette, laura mercier silky suede, it cosmetics luxe matte palette
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    Couple weeks ago, I shared my mini lip set must-buy's because I can't get enough of lipsticks...junkie here what else can I say. Today, let me tease you with holiday palettes I'm so excited about not just for my own consumption... hmmm, I'd say more for gift-giving this time! C'mon, you can never be too early to plan (at least that's how I am).

    shopbop sale, friends and family sale
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    It's officially "Sale Season". I don't know about you but I get excited this time of the year, what with the ubiquitous "Friends and Family Sale" promotions from online to in-stores. So many temptations, not much moolah so practice smart shopping my zillas!

    For a limited time (ends 10/16), Shopbop is running 25% off your entire order with code FAMILY25. Here's my curated list of must-have's!

    Fitness: perhaps you know that I'm all about active lifestyle! Time and again, I emphasized appropriate clothing not only for body support but most of all, for additional motivation (looking cute in sweat, why not?!)



    Purses:  It all boils down to preference but I do believe that any woman age 30 and above should own at least one decent, classy and timeless purse. I don't hoard bags because I put utmost regard on quality over quantity so I'd rather save & pay for something I really really really like.



    Accessories: I'm your typical jeans kinda girl but I accessorize like a diva *insert 3 snaps here* I call my style laid-back fab if that makes sense. Anyhoo, here are my picks:




    Happy shopping!

    Murad Essential C-Cleanser, Murad Skin Smoothing Polish,Murad Transforming Powder Dual-Action Cleanser and Exfoliator, Review, Anti-Acne, Fight Pimples, Best anti-acne, prevent wrinkles
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    So let's tackle facial cleansers this time. Do you use a specific brand or line that caters to your skin type because you're cool like that or you don't bother at all because you're not-so cool like that? But seriously, which one are you?

    90s makeup tutorial, how to 90s makeup, Kylie Jenner makeup
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    90s makeup is the easiest for me to recreate because I witnessed and wore it with so much passion. 90s girl here babe! Brown matte lips, matte face, matte smudged eyeshadow, even greasy out-of-bed-hairstyle. Of course don't forget the fashion staples then: cool kids wear Doc Martens, pants got to be Girbaud, hipsters wear Benetton, trendsetters flash Pop Swatch, it's Guess shirt or nothing. I was a diehard fan of Beverly Hills 90210 mainly because of Luke Perry a.k.a Dylan! And yeah, I danced to hip hop and went gaga over alternative rock. Seriously the best era.

    Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift Three-Way Shape and Lift, Review,Swatch

    The launch of Charlotte Tilbury line in the US is probably one of the most anticipated this year. While there are products that had me swoon at first wear, in particular, Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set and Kissing Lipstick, The Rock Chick Luxury palette was quite a disappointment. Are you ready to read the worst? Scroll down and let the photos do the talking...


  • Slashed Beauty: Miranda shares how to do an easy vampire makeup look for Halloween this year!


  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: The Love List and The Lust List from The Organic Pharmacy Skincare!


  • TheFabZilla: Have you tried anything from Gucci Beauty yet? Check out Part 1 of my haul and see if Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Quad in Autumn Fire is for you!


  • Painted Ladies: Sheila has fallen hard for the Cover FX foundation line - find out what makes these vitamin-packed products so great.


  • beautyXposé: Fall and nail polish are two of Kristin’s favorite things. So let’s find out what her favorite Fall nail polishes are.


  • Color Me So Crazy: Have you seen Kohl's Exclusive Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit? Check it out!


  • Never Say Die Beauty: Keep your summer tan or get ready for the holidays with Gleam Radiant Dust by Melanie Mills


  • BeautyTidbits: Need a little inspiration for your spooky Halloween manicure? Check out some of the cutest and creepiest nail art looks to get you in the Halloween spirit!


  • ways to enjoy pumpkin spice for fall
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    Oh Fall, here I am again celebrating your presence with another must-have, pumpkin spice anyone? Give where credit is due. If not for Starbucks's pumpkin spice latte success, this comforting concoction won't be a household commodity as it is now. It has invaded my home, come check it out!

    Gucci Lip Luxurious, 440 Tiger Lily, Gucci Lip Audacious 030 Spring Rose, Review, Swatch, FOTD
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    Yesterday I introduced you to Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad in Autumn Fire, a blind purchase which turned out to be a winner in terms of texture, longevity and pigmentation. As a self-confessed lipstick addict, you bet a haul ain't legit without lippies in tow. Ready to read my thoughts? kindly scroll down for more photos, swatches and final verdict.

    Gucci Beauty, Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire, Review, Swatch, FOTD
    Moi wearing all four shades from Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad 040 Autumn Fire
    and Gucci Lip Luxurious Moisture-Rick Lipstick 440 Tiger Lily
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    Designer brand-loving zillas unite! As previously noted, I've been stalking this line forever so imagine my elation when my initial order finally came, all intact thankfully!

    "Cottonmouth" after her embarrassing crash

    Last weekend, Hubzilla and I celebrated our oneness rather differently. When he suggested that we try go-karting, I said why not? I conquered ATV many times with all might and power so I thought it's going to be easy peasy.....NOT! 

  • TheFabZilla: Believe in the sorcery that is fiber lash extension! Checkout TheFabZilla's phenomenal lashes feat. Cherry Blooms Australia
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Beauty Products Worth Hoarding and My Current Must-Have Selection
  • beautyXposé: Looking for some new beauty goodies? Check out this massive list of beauty bloggers’ fall wish list products.
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila praises the e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream In St. Lucia and has an easy tutorial for applying cream blush & bronzer.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Barielle Me Couture 2014 Fall Creme Collection
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison shares the beauty products she never wants to run out of
  • Makeup Life and Love: Update your makeup wardrobe for Fall, with a bit of help from Laura Mercier and the 4 key steps to a Flawless Face...
  • BeautyTidbits: Looking for a natural and gentle, no-sting antioxidant serum? Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum is the perfect pick - it's natural & affordable!
  • holiday-must-have lips sets, Holiday Lip Sets, Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set, Too Faced Melted Kisses, Buxom Lip Gloss Roulette, Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash Set, Fresh Sugar Cravings Kissing Trio
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    Of course I don't need new lipsticks!  That's me hallucinating, haha! Reality check, yes I don't need 'em but want 'em. See it's neck-to-neck...the battle of the grandest packaging, the most value for money, best pigmentation. So many choices, not much moolah. Marketing solution? give them the minis! 

    Mini lipsticks a.k.a travel or deluxe-sizes are the best way to sample a new brand or formula. And let's get real zilla, have you ever finished a tube before it expires (usually two years)? I don't so that's money down the drain for 'ya. So without further adieu, here's my curated list of must-try's:

    Tips To Becoming A Vegetarian, How to be a Vegetarian, What to eat when you are vegetarian, vegetarian lifestyle, source of protein vegetarian

    Not too long ago I posted my summer highlights, the most radical of which was my decision to go vegetarian. Since then, I've had friends and readers ask me what made me do it, what kind of food I eat now, and if I can share some tips and whatnots. Note that while I do work in the medical field, I will not speak here as your health coach. Consult your primary care doctor first if you have health issues or dietitian to guide you in your meal planning. After all, we are responsible for our own health, not Dr. Oz or Google.
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