• TheFabZilla: Yay or nay? TheFabZilla reviews Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Beauty Booster.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: In the midst of all of the holiday wish-lists, here's a must-have on hand during the holidays list!
  • Painted Ladies: HSN has tons of beauty gifts - find out what Sheila likes and enter to win a $100 HSN gift card.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Very simple brush stroke nail art that is perfect for beginners!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison shares the beauty product she's thankful for
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: If you need some fun and cozy striped nail art, Jessica has the post for you!
  • Black Friday + Cyber Monday = Poor Tuesday! 
    But seriously, are you ready with your game plan? Don't get lost with the labyrinth of too good to be true deals. Shop from legit stores, splurge on items you absolutely love and stick with your plan as much as possible. If all else fails, keep your receipts and return them nicely. Remember, shopping should be fun and not stressful. Words of wisdom from a mega-enabler, haha! 

    Hello zillas! I'm already winding down as I write this post. This is my first Thanksgiving as vegetarian so I had to prepare and cook double time: entirely meat-free for myself and meat-full for the carnivores, haha! I had vegetable pot pie and portobello mushroom pasta. This is also the second year I skipped roasting turkey but in lieu, I made herb chicken and baked cheese salmon as main course with roast potatoes, mashed and gravy on the side. For dessert, we had store-bought banana cream pie and assorted cheese cake. So in case you spot any typo and grammatical errors, note that I am in a state of food coma right now...

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    'Tis the day to ponder how blessed we are and how we can be a blessing to others. Beyond sumptuous meals and festivities, I am thankful to be alive, healthy and surrounded by supportive loved ones!

    This week, select members of The Beauty Council collaborated to feature products we are thankful for. In my little black book of vanity, they are essentials (1) I can't live without (2) repurchased many times (3) used countless times. Life-saver, absolutely!

    Inspired by Audrey Hepburn's dewy skin and iconic cat eyes, Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco was at the forefront of Project Runway All Stars. Check out my own rendition using Mary Kay Gel Eye Liner in Jet Black and Mary Kay Highlighting Pen in Shade 2!

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    Fact of life: with cool weather comes dry skin. Either you prevent it or ignore this nuisance. But for the skincare and/or beauty-obsssessed, you and I know there is a solution. A plethora at that.

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    Now that I have streamlined my everyday makeup routine, multi-tasking products are my ultimate allies 365d. Anything that cuts laborious application, count moi in. I'm not a huge BB cream worshiper but so far I am pleased with some of the brands I have tried (Rodial BB Venom Skin Tint, YSL Top Secrets All-in-One BB Cream Skin Tone Perfector, Guerlain Super Aqua Serum BB Hydta+).

    Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Beauty Booster has been on my radar so I purchased it when Sephora had VIB sale not too long ago. After a week of road test utilizing different application techniques, I am ready to share my experience!

    Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Beauty Booster, Review, Swatch, Before/After Photos
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  • TheFabZilla: I sold my soul to these meteorites. Check out my review of Guerlain Holiday 2014 Meteorites Pearls d'Etoiles
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Burberry Beauty Light Glow Natural Blush in Earthy is the Perfect Contour and Bronzer for Cool-Toned Skin.
  • FutureDerm: Do Amino Acids Actually Do Anything in Skin Care?
  • beautyXposé: With holiday shopping in the full swing, it’s time to check out the makeup gift guide for the makeup maven in your life.
  • Painted Ladies: Take a closer look at ColourPop Sugar Shock Shadows in Queen For A Day and Empire!
  • BeautyTidbits: Looking for an oil-controlling CC Creme that's also gluten free? Check out the new Mirabella CC creme that provides full coverage and also keeps shine away all day!
  • Color Me So Crazy: Showing Off Two Colors from Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer
  • Beauty by Miss L: Simple effortless makeup look
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison shares a pretty storage solution for her growing nail polish collection
  • Lipgloss Break: Check out my list of must have beauty products as new mommy.

  • Love watching makeup tutorials or reading product reviews? Quick! Download Bellashoot's app and learn the latest beauty trends at your fingertips.


    It's easy to navigate, what with the clean and user-friendly layout. Interact with your favorite beauty blogger/ vlogger or connect with fellow makeup enthusiasts. Got something to contribute? upload your photo or tutorial and share it via social media. 'Coz you know, beauty knows no boundaries!


    You can find me at Bellashoot (TheFabZilla). Say hi, I don't bite... except when I'm #hangry , LOL!

    She runs. She does yoga. She swims. She goes to the gym. She works out at home. She can be your sister, friend, colleague, mom, wife, partner or YOU. Treat the fitnessista in your life with wondrous and practical gift this holiday season!

    Holiday Gift Guide, Fitness Essentials
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    Let's face it, skincare is a touchy subject when it comes to gift-giving. Unless you know the person by heart, you don't want to give something which may potentially offend the recipient. Anything that connotes criticism is a big no-no to moi (anti-perspirant, anti-acne, anti-dandruff, anti-fungal). But this minor setback shouldn't hinder you from shopping because nothing beats radiant and clear skin this time of the year! So sit back, sip your pumpkin spice latte and scroll down for my suggestions...

    Sephora VIB Rouge Haul, Hourglass, Guerlain, Kat Von D, Bite Beauty, Beauty Blender, Lit Holographic, Bite Beauty, Review, Swatch, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Powder Foundation, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster, Bite Beauty High Intensity Lip Pigment, Kat Von D Autograph Liner Set, Hourglass Film Noir Mascara
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    After two emails and a phone call to Sephora to follow up on my order, my VIB Rouge online haul came to fruition. With box ripped on the side aggravated by some lousy packaging, I immediately unboxed to see if my items arrived intact. Thankfully, they were! Now my semi-rant... I cannot fathom how a global company like Sephora, year after year, fail to manage deluge of consumers during their VIB sale! I gave up on the first day because the website was totally unaccessible. I was lucky enough on the second day because immediately after I checked out, the website crashed again.  If you are following the debacle on their Facebook page, horde of irate bellas accused Sephora of profiling for allegedly suspending accounts with Asian domain and/or email. Whether it's true or not, I am overall disappointed with the way this annual sale was handled. And yes, I am here to prove that VIB Rouge does not make anyone extra special: it's just a fancy title that enables to you buy, ouch! 

    Despite my devotion for all-things Guerlain, those cult-classic meteorites failed to persuade me. Well never say never because this holiday season, I sold my soul to these petite bellas.

    Guerlain Holiday 2014 Meteorites Pearls d'Etoiles, Review, Photos, FOTD, how to have glowing skin
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    Weak in the knees. From the eclectic golden metal packaging to its resplendent multi-colored pearls,  my new beauty kryptonite was unleashed.

  • TheFabZilla: This week I'm sharing makeup techniques I don't do anymore. Why? the answers are here.

  • Painted Ladies: Sheila shares an easy eyebrow grooming tutorial and video featuring Paula Dorf 2 + 1 Brows.

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: African Botanics Pure Marula Oil is a poetic and delectable nectar of the gods! Learn why!

  • I Know all the Words: Forget looking for the perfect concealer- Find the perfect Concealer Dream Team!

  • Beauty by Miss L: Simple elegant manicure

  • Color Me So Crazy: Come view the 2014 Jetsetter Collection from Barielle with me as we float into the fall.

  • beautyXposé: COVERGIRL knows that #GirlsCan do just about anything. Read on to hear about their new campaign and see a FOTD.

  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison shares her tried & true makeup picks for holiday 2014 gift ideas

  • Makeup Life and Love: Tis' the season to be giving. It is that time of year again my friends, and Jamie has a AWESOME gift guide for every budget in store.

  • Beauty on the Bayou: Can ELF Dupe the competition with this Blush and Bronzer?

  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: If you're looking for a knock-out of a fall nail polish collection, Jessica at Be Happy And Buy Polish shows you the Barielle Jetsetter collection.

  • BeautyTidbits: Going Gray? Check out 7 Tips to cover up & prevent gray hair!

  • Contrary to what most people think, the ultimate beauty junkie is the easiest to please when it comes to gift-giving. So what if she has a drawer-full of makeups. She earned the title because she believes that red lipstick comes in hundred and one shades and nude palette is warm, cool, or anything in between. Therefore, regardless of your budget, she's predictably the most appreciative. Yes, I speak with bias because I am one, haha!

    Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review
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    Exfoliation is an integral part of my skincare regimen. I do it three times a week to unclog pores and purge impurities. However, I'm extremely fussy when it comes to exfoliants: I loathe anything abrasive and discard those that are too gentle. I want to feel some grit but not to the point of scratchy.Will Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant please me? read further for the deets!

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    These days anyone can google just about anything. No, let me rephrase that...Youtube is the answer to all things how-to. As long as you have a camera, you can be a makeup schgurush teaching Plain Jane using the same techniques you learned from another makeup schgurush. It's the rollover effect. I've been in your shoes once but experience taught me otherwise: what works for Lisa may not for Emily. In short, learn to tweak based on your own needs. With that said, I've summed up makeup techniques I initially learned and then ditched...

  • TheFabZilla: It's not for the faint of heart but it commands attention without even trying. TheFabZilla reviews Black Dahlia from the Tom Ford Lip Color Matte collection
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Wondering about Tom Ford Lip Color Mattes? Check out all of the Swatches and Dupes!
  • Painted Ladies: Lush lashes with a double winged brush - come find out what makes L'Oreal Volumious Butterfly Intenza an A+ mascara.
  • Lipgloss Break: Enter to win a studded headband from Headbands of Hope - cute headbands for a great cause!
  • beautyXposé: Want youthful, dewey skin? Check out what Kristin thought of the Lumene CC cream.
  • Beauty by Miss L: There are bad face washes, good face washes and super good face washes, but under which category falls cruelty free MyChelle Dermaceuticals Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser?
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Enter to win Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Hair Mask to get your hair in shape for the holidays
  • BeautyTidbits: Looking for a liquid, gel or pencil eyeliner on the cheap? Here's a roundup of the best drugstore eyeliners - all for $10 or less!
  • Much as I enjoy blogging, I'm telling you right now that I don't get to review every product that lands on my desk. While I'm the type who takes photos before attempting to touch or use an item, there are days I just can't do it, let alone write a full-length review. Brain constipation? possibly. Uninterested? not really. So for today's post, I decided to feature some of my favorite products express review-style without compromising brevity.

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    Murad Environmental Shield, Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum, Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum, Murad Essential C Day Moisture, Review, Skincare, Vitamin C  in skincare
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    Over dinner not too long ago, Hubzilla uttered "bey, your skin looks glowing and bright". 'Must be the new skincare line I'm testing for over a month now, flattered moi responded. Of course I believe the guy who can read my mind, understand when I'm hangry, laugh at my sarcasm, support my lipstick addiction, enjoy zombies like I do, and who gets nervous every time I'd say that I'm going to cut my hair pixie-style. Ha! the same guy who tried to scare me by putting these clowns all over the house last Halloween....

    Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Black Dahlia, Review, Swatch, Tom Ford Lip Color Matte, Holiday 2014. Sofia Vergara Makeup
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    Last week, I shared my Tom Ford Beauty stash featuring Pussycat and Velvet Cherry from the new Tom Ford Lip Color Matte collection. Given my proclivity for dark and daring shades, I ordered Black Dahlia in a heartbeat. Was it a wise decision? scroll down for more details, photos and final verdict.

  • 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.
  • TheFabZilla: Lemming for matte lipsticks? Check out TheFabZilla's review of Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Pussycat and Velvet Cherry
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Want gorgeous brows? Here are a few must-have products to achieve perfect brows effortlessly!
  • Painted Ladies: If you are a fan of neutral eyeshadow colors, you need to take a look at this blog post and video of the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette!
  • beautyXposé: You’re such a peach! Read on to see what Kristin thinks of her new Robert Matthew purse.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Look What I Have From the 2014 Midnight Beauty Collection from NYC New York Color
  • Beauty by Miss L: Does N 4 Lumiere d’hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect leave in spray live up to its promises?
  • Beauty on the Bayou: Intensify Your Eyes With L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza
  • Never Say Die Beauty: L'Oreal came out with a new addition to the Voluminous Butterfly Mascara line with a wand Allison can actually use, yay!
  • BeautyTidbits: Banish those stubborn breakouts with these 10 beauty tips for acne-free skin!

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