Favorite Fragrance, Bulgari, Bvlgari collection, Bvlgari Rose Essentielle, Bvlgari Jasmine Noir, Bvlgari BLV II, Review
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Fragrance is relative and will always be one. One night I was wearing Tom Ford Black Orchid, hubzilla sniffed and uttered "babe you smell like an old lady". Nimble and witty, I replied "oh really? now I know what to wear when I turn 60!" His nose versus mine. I wear for my olfactory's satisfaction. Case in point, my nifty fragrance collection which is hugely dominated by Bvlgari. Today I will focus on my top three choices depending on the mood I want to project #itsagirlthang

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Can you believe we're two months down for the year? You know you're extremely busy when things pass by in a flash! And yeah, I've been hella good keeping up with my goal: empty out my stash and give you my opinion whether it's a bust or must.

Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Line, Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator,Resist Ultra-Light Antioxidant Serum,Resist Weightless Toner,Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser, Resist Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA,Resist Weightless Toner,Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA,Resist Daily Fluid SPF 50
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Let's do things a 'lil different today. Instead of another makeup tutorial or #fotd, why don't I show you how I incorporate Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging line into my night time regimen. I would assume that you've seen my undone face on the blog numerous times: some acne marks, pronounced pores, uneven skin tone, slightly oily (used to be very!); with all these flaws, how in the world I became a beauty blogger, see I know what you're thinking girlie! Self-deprecation aside, it's because I am as human as Queen Bey and her leaked un-retouched photos, #nuffsaid 

Chantecaille The Glacier Eye Shade Trio, Galactic Lip Shine Aurora, Review, Swatch, Photos, FOTD, Spring 2015
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Amongst the newly-released Spring releases, Chantecaille The Glacier Eye Shade Trio wowed me the most, presentation-wise. The scenic glacier-inspired palette is too beautiful to touch, let alone use without feeling absolute remorse. I ordered mine online, including the Galactic Lip Shine (Aurora) to satisfy my demi-obssession for all-things Spring.

  • BeautyTidbits: Looking for a dry shampoo for dark hair? Meet your color match with AG hair's new Light Brown and Brunette Dry Shampoos!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Roloxin Lift is a revolutionary breakthrough facial treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores, and the results are amazing!
  • TheFabZilla: Nudes That Get Nods: TheFabZilla shares her Top 5 Neutral Lipsticks
  • I Know all the Words: Acheive Complexion Perfection with Maybelline Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation and a some perfect pairings.
  • Painted Ladies: Esqido offers extremely luxe mink lashes. Sheila gives you a look at two pretty pairs!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm - yay or nay?
  • ColorMeSoCrazy : Animal Print is coming through with NEONS for this months Nail Challenge Collaborative
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison loves Pura D'Or Argan Oil & is testing out their hair loss prevention shampoo & conditioner that's made with organic ingredients and leaves hair gorgeous
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Got Spring fever? Drop by Notes from My Dressing Table for swatches and review of the China Glaze Road Trip nail polish collection for Spring!

  • Red-Carpet Glowing Skin, Skin Inc Supplement Bar, How to have glowing skin, J Lo glow
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    If there is one common denominator among celebrities gracing the red carpet, that would be youthful glowing skin. My ultimate girl crush Jennifer Lopez is the epitome of ageless beauty. At mid-40s, her radiant skin rivals any woman half her age. It goes without saying that while she has a battalion of makeup experts doing all the magic, having great skin is the first step to looking fabulous!

    Stalking my favorite retailers for new online collection/release is my pastime post-dinner. I don't know if that aids in the digestion process but one thing is definite, it does trigger my salivary glands! Drooling like a hungry wolf, how.can.you.not?
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    Let's see what inevitably ends up in my cart. For now, let's admire altogether.

    Top Neutral Lipsticks, Best Nude Lipsticks, Review, Swatch, Marc Jacobs New Nude Lip Shee Understudy, Gucci Audacious Lipstick Spring Rose, Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey, Rouge d'Armani Pink 503, Edward Bess Forever Yours
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    I know some of you may find this quite revolting....it's tougher for me to search the perfect nude lippy as opposed to the reds and berries of this world. Too light a shade rivals a corpse, too dark a chain smoker. Yeah I'm nitpicky like that so let me cut to the chase, ladies and gals, I present to you these five nude lippies which successfully passed the litmus test.

    Makeup for Hooded Eyes #teamhoodedeyes Tutorial, How-to, Tips for Hooded Eyes

    Welcome to #teamhoodedeyes, where droopy eyelids and missing crease sashay in unison! While we own up to our ethnicity vis-a-vis aging, we hereby pledge to make our eyes selfie-worthy. Watch out Instagram because we are here to rock your world. 

  • TheFabZilla: Reds That Turn Heads :: TheFabZilla shares her Top 5 Red Lipsticks!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Love sparkling eyeshadows? Then behold Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine in Florence and Rome!
  • I Know all the Words: Let the eyes have it with Power Brows, a selection of brow perfecting products
  • Color Me So Crazy: DermatologyOnCall.com: Real Doctor Care Right at Your Finger Tips!!
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila shows you her favorite new blush palette, the Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Sample Sunday: Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream
  • Spontaneous Chick: Getting hitched? Check out these wedding day hair tips for some advice on getting your do to last before your big day.
  • Endlessummer Blog: Elena talks about her first CC Cream which quickly became her favorite product for face makeup.
  • beautyXposé: Kristin shares a 5-minute Valentine's Day makeup routine
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Check out this 6-piece nail polish collection by ellagee for some beautiful and sparkly topcoats!
  • Yesterday I gave you a sneak peek of black|Up Cosmetics (see my hot pink smokey eyes and ombre lips), a European high-end brand catering to women of color. As a sequel to it, I thought of providing you with more insights on certain products which you may find interesting.

    black|Up Mattifying Fluid Foundation, CC Cream Multi-Action, Radiance Concealer, Review, Photos, Swatch
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    blackup cosmetics, get ready with me, how to, hot pink smokey eyes, ombre lips,dramatic makeup, review, swatch

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    While my signature look leans more on bold vampy lips and simple eye makeup, I like to break up this predictability from time to time. Today I went rather audacious with hot pink smokey eyes and ombre lips using black|Up Cosmetics, the first upscale makeup brand catering to women of color. Founded in 1999, the company has cult following in Europe, particularly France where it ranked #1 in the ethnic category. Makeup to me is all-encompassing and borderless. While foundation is naturally selective based on skin color and needs, the rest is up to one's creativity. With that said, I am glad to have discovered black|Up because some of the products I have tried are at par with mainstream designer brands I own to-date. I promise to do separate reviews but for now, let me show you how I went from drab to fab *drum roll ladies and gents*

    Paula's Choice, The Nude Mattes, Review, Swatch, How to, Smokey Eyes, Sexy Smokey Eyes
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    Whether you are a makeup aficionado or beauty noob, investing on a great neutral eyeshadow palette is a true necessity more than an unwarranted want. While shimmers and metallics are omnipresent, a palette-full of mattes is hard to find. Ready to rock nude mattes? scroll down for more juice and scoop!

    Top Red Lipstick, Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Ruby Rush, Marc Jacobs So Rouge, YSL Rouge in Danger, Burberry Lip Cover Ruby, Givenchy Rouge D'Exception, Red Must-Have, How to Wear Red Lipstick
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    Feeling sick? wear red lipstick. Bad hair day? wear red lipstick. Need to boost confidence? wear red lipstick. Stuck in a makeup rut? wear red lipstick. Not to sound so echolalic but red lipstick is the jack-of-all-trade in a woman's world. It clearly solves any dilemma, big or small, by leaps and bounds. Trust this zilla, there is that PERFECT red made for you. Here are my top five favorites to-date:

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you seek a stunning glowing complexion and pink cheeks, then look no further than Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta.
  • TheFabZilla: Curious about the new lipstick releases from Marc Jacobs? I have the juice and scoop for you!!!
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila shares her January 2015 Beauty Favorites, with picks from ColourPop, Smashbox, and Anastasia Beverly Hills.
  • Color Me So Crazy: RedCoatTuesday using Rimmel London Lippy!! Loving RED Lips!!
  • Spontaneous Chick: Getting married? Check out these wedding day beauty tips for the bride to help you get ready on your big day.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Simple Valentine´s Day nail art with a tutorial.
  • beautyXposé: It’s that time of the year again – time for hearts, roses and lots of red and pink. To prep, Kristin treated herself to a Valentine’s Day Manicure.
  • BeautyTidbits: Valentine's Day is only a few days away! Are you dropping hints for what you'd like to get? Here is a round up of 10 gorgeous gift ideas to get your heart pumping this Valentine’s!
  • Endlessummer Blog: Elena talks about her little helper – Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – and shows how it performs.
  • I Know all the Words: Dry winter lips love deserve colour too... Mary Kay True Dimensions Sheer Lipstick are a perfect solution

  • Valentine's Day Date Ideas, Outdoor Fun for Couples, Ombre Lips How-to

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    I call Valentine's Day the Christmas for couples. Gift-giving, dates, flowers, truffles, the extra-thoughtfulness...indeed, love is in the air! Granting you celebrate V-day, I have few tips to make it your best yet!

    Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme, Marc Jacobs New Nudes Lip Sheer Gel, Marc Jacobs (P)Outliner Longwear Lip Pencil, So Rouge VIB, Review, Swatch, Photos, Spring 2015
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    My lipstick obsession no longer requires a prologue. It is what it is, lipstick is my kryptonite. I get easily persuaded by ritzy packaging coupled with resplendent brand experience. Marc Jacobs happens to be one so it was an easy decision for me to try some lippies from the newly-lauched collections, New Nudes Lip Sheer Gel (Understudy), Le Marc Lip Creme (Magenta), Exclusive VIB Rouge Le Marc Lip Creme (So Rouge), and (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil (Nude)ist.

    MAC Lipstick Giveaway

    How does winning 17 MAC lipsticks sound to you? nirvana for moi! Yes, one lucky subscriber will win all of these lippies, thanks to the collaborative effort and generosity of the ladies behind The Beauty Council. Whether you are a MAC collector or wanting to build one, this is your chance of a lifetime to own our most coveted shades. From neutral to pink to red to vampy, we got you covered girly!

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