Saturday, March 29, 2014

#LALLBLOG14 Kick-Off VIP Party @ Bésame Cosmetics {Photo Heavy} [Part 1]

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share with you a really amazing event I had the opportunity to attend this week: The #LALLBLOG14 Kick-Off VIP Party at the Bésame Cosmetics Flagship Boutique in Burbank, CA.

This event was to launch the 4th Annual Lifestyle Bloggers Conference that's happening this weekend here in Los Angeles. I actually didn't know anything about Bésame Cosmetics, so I did a bit of research before going to the party and oh-my-gosh I was so glad I did!! This cosmetics brand is all about vintage-inspired luxury cosmetics that remind us all of the great quality and beautiful designs old cosmetics were known for back in the day.

Bésame Cosmetics products are made in small batches and they offer makeup that is truly  classic. You can see that Gabriela Hernández, owner, has a passion for her brand and is very involved in the design and execution of every single item. Make sure to check out their website to see all the products they offer!

And now, let's indulge in some really awesome vintage coolness and wonderful goodies! Be prepared, I have a LOT of pictures in this blog post ☺

Bésame Cosmetics Flagship Boutique
in Burbank, CA

Window Display

Some of the products Bésame Cosmetics has to offer

I love how even the entry sign was so vintage!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Review :: IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 1 Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone!

Although I am a makeup hoarder collector, I don't have many palettes. I know you're all making a "yeah, right!" face right now but... I'm serious! I have very few full palettes in my collection. I'm not easily impressed with makeup palettes or will buy 'just because'... But, when I saw the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Palette, I had to get my hands on it!

For Christmas, I got an Ulta Gift card. I seriously traveled to four different Ulta stores looking for it and none of them had it. Finally, I decided to bite the bullet and pay for shipping since Ulta.com has the Naturally Pretty Palette available online. Ever since I received it, let me tell you, I have not been able to stop myself from using it!

Lately, all sorts of companies (such as LORAC and Smashbox, just to name a couple) have come out with ½ matte, ½ shimmer palettes. I think that's a great idea; however, I was on the lookout for a matte only palette. The makeup gods heard my matte-palette-lovin' prayers and the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Palette was created. 

You want to see the full review to this palette? Just keep reading! ☺


IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette open

Company claims, "A true beauty breakthrough! Contains 14 luxe anti-aging silk-infused eye shadows that are all matte, but can transform into pearl shades instantly with the tap of a brush! Using our proprietary pearl transforming shade included in the palette, you can take the matte shades to a soft pearl with a simple swipe! Includes Hydrating Age Reverse and Prevent Complex and is infused with Peptides, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Silk, Anti-Oxidants, and Drops of Light™ Technology. Paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free."

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review :: BH Cosmetics 10-Piece Pop Art Brush Set

Hi everyone!

About a week ago, I reviewed the Crown Brush Elite Infinity Brush Set with Deluxe Travel Case, but I know some of you are looking for a lower cost alternative that will still provide you with great quality brushes. This is where this blog post comes in: the BH Cosmetics 10-Piece Pop Art Brush Set is a great quality set at a great price!

Image courtesy of bhcosmetics.com

Company claims, "Cute and convenient, this 10 pcs Pop Art Brush Set comes in a durable striped container with snap closer for easy travel. Convertible into a brush caddy that looks great on your bathroom counter or dressing table, this set is packed full of super soft complexion and eye brushes with neon-colored handles that pop!"

Want to see my full review? Just keep reading...