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Before you and I get pretty excited and busy for the Halloween, 'thought I'd showcase what I finished for the month of October, beauty-wise! Ready? I sure am *insert witch laugh*
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Vitamin C in skincare is something I can vouch for in terms of obvious results. Murad is a skincare brand I have been using long before this blog existed. Add two statements together, easily you can surmise that this post is going to be a rave one.
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Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel, Review, Home Facial Spa

Enter Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel ($55, 1.7 oz), a mask vis-a-vis at-home-facial spa treatment which claims to brighten, exfoliate, and enhance skin radiance comparable to a professional peel. Meant to be used once or twice weekly at ten minutes max, this product rocks big time!

Customized makeup palette, customized skincare, customized beauty box, the list goes on. But have you ever thought about customizing your hair care? Raise your hand if you agree; not all hair, flat, curly, wavy or anything in between, are created equal. I had the opportunity to try a new-to-me brand by up and coming haircare company founded by award-winning stylist and salon owner Jodi Dery, ProfilePro. Intrigued? I presume you are so scroll down for more information!
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Customized Haircare, Profile Pro Haircare, Review

When it comes to cream eyeshadows, I have the softest spot for Tom Ford so when I spotted the latest holiday release, I did not hesitate to get my hands on it pronto.
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Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color Night Sky, Tom Ford Noir Holiday 2015 Collection, Review, Swatch

Just like how we update clothes season after season, concealer is one makeup item that needs frequent customization, at least based on my preference at any given time. Bonafide makeup enthusiasts agree in unison, concealer wardrobe is  a necessity more than hype, and I'll tell you why.
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  • Beauty by Miss L: Simple Halloween nail art for short nails
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Complex and Uplifting Mist is an amazing Antioxidant Rich Anti-Aging Dynamic Duo that must be tried to be believed.
  • TheFabZilla: Enabler alert! TheFabZilla rounds up Top 10 Lipsticks that are worth the splurge for Fall!
  • Painted Ladies: Get a peek at some gloriously gorgeous and good-for-you nail lacquers from Ginger + Liz.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Prepping that Skin for Winter is Easy with Help from Vita Literata. See How Here
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison had lots of empties last month. Find out if there are any hidden treasures
  • I Know all the Words: Getting the perfect glow is that much easier with highlighting options from Sleek Makeup.
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : The Advice Sisters offer hair help! These hair tools are must-haves
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Need some pretty nail polish glitters in your life? Check out the review of Sinful Colors Bling It On collection!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika loves the Too Faced Star Dust by Vegas Nay palette and she's telling you why.
  • Crazy Beautiful Makeup: Guerlain Holiday 2015 Preview
  • Inspirations and Celebrations: Enter To Win a $1500 Deluxe Vacation to California!
  • Girl Gloss: ColourPop Eyeshadow and Lipstick Review and Swatches
  • From My Vanity: Want longer, bolder lashes? Katie is sharing her experience with the GrandeLASH formula this week!
  • Collective Beauty : Get a natural glow with Burberry Beauty!
  • If you're into natural and ecologically-friendly skincare products, Stemology is a brand you may want to check out. I had the opportunity to try the Cell Renew EnviroExpose Repair and Restore Creme, keep reading for my overall thoughts.
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    Stemology Renew EnviroExpose Repair and Restore Creme, Review, stem cell in skincare

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    I am really controlling myself not to spend this early for Holiday releases but what can I do, willpower is disappointedly weak. Yeah, especially if you show me anything Guerlain (check out my review of Guerlain Meterorites Winter Fairy Tale Holiday Limited Edition) or lipstick for that matter.
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    WINTER FAIRY TALE COLLECTION, Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick Merveilleux Rose, Review

    top 10 fall lipsticks, best fall lipsticks, tom ford moroccan rouge, tom ford black dahlia, burberry lip velvet oxblood, ysl forbidden burgundy, mars audacious domonique, charlotte tilbury night crimson, dolca and gabbana lipstick shine violet, guerlain kiss kiss wonder violette

    Long time subscribers of this blog know my obsession over designer vis-à-vis high-end brand lipsticks. It's my little candy treat sans calories. I work hard, I know my priorities and a purchase here and there won't hurt the bank. And yes, I encourage you to do the same, not to hoard obviously but to treat yourself for being a great mother, wife, partner, etc. that you are! Okay pep talk done, let's round-up my Top 10 Lipsticks that are worth the splurge this Fall! All of these are comfortable and non-drying on the lips with pigmentation second to none. Creme-dela-creme they are!


    Hey there zillas! Let's take a brief hiatus from all things beauty; after all, we don't live in a bubble solely dominated by makeups and whatnot. I haven't done a lifestyle update in eons, not that it matters to the universe, haha! But let's put it this way, some of you have become my online friends outside blogging and since it's nearly impossible for us to get together, 'thought I'd do a quick sweep of what's going on with moi.


  • TheFabZilla: Subscribe to TheFabZilla to receive your FREE Fall Beauty e-Book penned by The Beauty Council members. In a nutshell, we are a group of beauty & lifestyle bloggers whose mission is to empower women in the realm of beauty, style and health.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Jessica has a review of the Sephora Formula X Ombre Glitters this week!
  • Painted Ladies: Truly outrageous! Sheila has a step-by-step Halloween makeup tutorial with a fun Jem inspired look.
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : pamper your lips and then glamorize them with bold color http://www.advicesisters.com/beauty/fab-red-berry-lippies
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: African Botanics has 7 new skincare products that are mind-blowing game changers! Check them out here!
  • Color Me So Crazy: KERANIQUE Shampoo and Conditioner Set is Everything for This Bunch of Hair... Is It For YOU?
  • I Know all the Words: All the oils- cleansing, facial, and body- with the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy range.
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Is there really such thing as a sweat proof foundation? Check out Stacie's review for No Worries No Sweat..
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison's new Jord Wood Watch is the perfectly fashion accessory now that fall is in full swing. Check out how she's styled it
  • Crazy Beautiful Makeup: Becca & Jaclyn Hill NEW LE Champagne Glow Palette
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Get your glow on! Erika has your hookup. Lather's beautiful Glycolic Acid mask. Read the review, then enter to win one of your own!
  • Inspirations & Celebrations: Love to #travel? Enter The Ultimate #Monterey Bay #Vacation #Giveaway to win a $1500 trip!
  • From My Vanity: Don't you just hate when you break a nail? Well, Katie shares how you can fix your nail and save your manicure with this easy trick!
  • Grow It Girl: Tiki from Grow It Girl is getting ready for date night and showing an easy fall date night makeup look.
  • Collective Beauty : Fall inspired makeup featuring Dior!
  • cure for thinning hair, minoxidil, cure for dry scalp, Keranique Scalp Stimulating Shampoo, Keranique  Volumizing Conditioner, Review

    I know, another haircare line but I tell you what, I have been enjoying trying hair products lately. It's a turf I don't normally venture out so I'm up for challenge! I was recently introduced to Keranique shampoo and conditioner combo (on sale as of this writing, $50); is it serendipity? scroll down for the great reveal.

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    Officially my first holiday beauty splurge this year. If you're a long time subscriber of TheFabZilla, you know that I am an absolute fan of Guerlain so when I spotted the Meteorites Flocons Enchantes a.k.a Light-enhancing Powder for Face and Décolleté online ($80, 1 oz, Sephora/Bergdorf Goodman), I did not suppress the nagging urge to cave in. Christmas in October, yay!

    YSL Rouge Pur Couture, Rose Stiletto, Fuchsia, Review, Swatch

    If I were to backtrack my foray into high-end beauty, Yves Saint Laurent occupies a soft spot. Ethereal and timeless, this iconic brand is a staple in special occasions. I remember I gifted my sister a rose mauve shade which she wore on her wedding; same is true with my best friend who also wore reddish-pink on her wedding, courtesy of this enabler (I cannot remember the shade names anymore for the life of me!). 

    Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil, Review, Swatch, #Dramafordays
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    Gone are the days of ultra-drab and boring eyeliners. C'mon, ditch black for a moment and add color to your life! Better yet, why don't we rock #DramaForDays 


    Stay in the know with the best in makeup, skincare, haircare and nail trends, all dedicated to Fall must-haves and must-dos, brought to you by The Beauty Council. In a nutshell, we are a group of beauty and lifestyle bloggers whose mission is to empower women in the realm of beauty, style and health.

    After months of preparation, we are proud to present to you our first ever e-Book, available for free download to our blog subscribers and supporters. Consider it as your ultimate beauty guide as we transition to cooler months; for example, I shared my 5- Minute Makeup featuring my favorite products for Fall. it's so put-together I want to sing falsetto! 

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  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: StriVectin Instant Revitalizing Mask is an absolute must-have for luminous, glowing and youthful skin! It's a definite game-changer!
  • Painted Ladies: Exclusive to Walgreens, Sheila has swatches of the Disney Villains Maleficent Cast A Spell Beauty Book.
  • TheFabZilla: Can we take a break from #berryallthethings this Fall? TheFabZilla shows her subtle makeup focusing on dewy skin and light brown lips
  • I Know all the Words: Soothe, hydrate, and perfect skin with the Avene Hydrance Optimale range.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Sally Hansen Colors Inspired by Rodarte Fall 2015 Collection
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison's been using an amazing Advanced CoQ10-based facial serum, MitoQ Power Antioxidant Rejuvenating Serum, that brings back healthy, younger skin by working with mitochondria in skin cells. Remember them from biology?
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika's new brow creation obsession is the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil. Come see why!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Is REN Satin Perfection BB Cream any good?
  • Grow It Girl: Tiki from Grow It Girl found the perfect dupe for the Naked 3 palette for only $7.
  • Collective Beauty : Get a lit from with glow with Anastasia Beverly Hills!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Is it possible to get rid of vertical lip lines? See how Stacie is tackling this issue.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Jessica loves OPI nail polish, and she's showing off a summer polish today!
  • From My Vanity: Is the Urban Decay Vice4 palette worth getting? Katie shared her thoughts this week on this limited edition palette!
  • Kerastase Soin Premier Therapiste , Kerastase Bain Therapiste #KerastaseTransforms

    Shampoo then condition, a practice touted to be unbreakable in the history of haircare. Ever tried reversing it? it does sound absurd but who's to stop who and I echo why not. So when I received Kerastase Bain Therapiste and Soin Premier Therapiste via Influenster VoxBox, my interest was piqued multifold.

    Pixi Shape & Shadow Natural Contour Powder, Pixi Concealing Concentrate Adaptable Beige, Pixi Correction Concealer Brightening Peach, Review, Swatch, how to contour
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    Pixi is really rocking the mid-priced beauty segment lately. Following the release of its superbly stunning MatteLustre lipsticks (reviewed here) comes the Natural Contour Powder Shape & Shadow ($20, 8.16 g/ 0.28 oz), a silky matte powder designed for the contour-loving generation. Throw in some old-time favorites, Concealing Concentrate (Adaptable Beige) and Correction Concealer (Brightening Peach), our makeup menu is looking rad!

    Neocell Refreshing Herbal Mist, Collagen Radiance Serum, Collagen Moisturizing Treatment Masque, Review

    If you're into nutraceutical supplements, you may have heard of Neocell. The company is known for its bevy of body and joint health, skincare and haircare products anchored on collagen. Just so we are on the same page, collagen plays an integral role in strengthening and rebuilding muscle mass and connective tissue. In skincare, collagen is key to maintaing skin strength and elasticity and depletion of such leads to wrinkles. I have tried a couple of their products in the past, both of which yielded positive experience so I gladly took another opportunity to try the skincare line, this time in topical presentations.

    Fall Makeup, Tom Ford Lip Color So Vain, Tom Ford Bronzing Powder Gold Dust, Guerlain Meteorites Rainbow Pearls, Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

    Today I have a more subtle approach on Fall makeup, because the truth is, #berryallthethings can easily get monotonous. This look focuses on soft dewy skin and light brown lips, very wearable and definitely fuss-free. Scroll down for details (for reference, I have linked the reviews of specific products I used).

  • Painted Ladies: Smooth and buttery, Laura Geller Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipsticks need to be experienced!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in So Vain and Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Love Bruise are the perfect plummy pair for Fall!
  • TheFabZilla: A palette you can customize? Check out butter LONDON ShadowClutch Customizable Palette!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Jessica has a stunning holographic nail polish for you from Pretty & Polished.
  • Color Me So Crazy: My Skin has Gone CRAZZZY soooo This is What I Did!
  • I Know all the Words: Love nail polish? Enter to win a pretty amazing $250 prize pack from Bio Seaweed Gel!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Looking for the perfect pop of colour for your cheeks? Erika shares the Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Pink Pop.
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: See how Stacie uses grocery store/drugstore makeup to create her everyday eye makeup looks.
  • From My Vanity: Katie is sharing all the products she uses in her night time routine this week!
  • Beauty on the Bayou: OOOPS….Beauty Mistakes We All Make
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : Fall in love with Votre Vu Beauty with The Advice Sisters
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: Dramatic Fall Makeup
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison managed to score the Bite Beauty mini lippie gift set for 250 points at Sephora: absolutely adorable!
  • how to fight frizzy hair in fall, Proganix Quench Shampoo and Conditioner, Proganix Quench Moisture Balm, Proganix Quench Leave-In Moisture, Review

    There's no doubt that I absolutely love Fall! Funny how I can now wear jammies to bed as opposed to summer's nearly naked OOTN (outfit of the night, haha). But really, I am enjoying the cooler breeze this time of the year. However, this weather has already affected me in two ways: my skin is starting to feel dry while my hair is getting frizzy. No bueno!

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