Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Carli Bybel Palette by BH Cosmetics {In-Depth Review & Swatches}

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

Carli Bybel Palette by BH Cosmetics {In-Depth Review & Swatches} | iheartoffbeat

Hello, my pretties! ♥

First of all, let me start by saying that I did not intend to review or swatch the Carli Bybel Palette by BH Cosmetics for you guys; however, after using it a few of times, I was so happy with it that I seriously felt the need to share this beautiful palette with you all. Why you ask? Because it's ridiculously GOOD!

As you look at the images, please keep in mind that I have already used this palette on more than a few occasions, therefore, it's a bit dirty and the stamping on the highlighters is slightly blurred out from my constant use lately. Please, don't crucify me for it ;) 

If you are interested in learning more about the Carli Bybel Palette by BH Cosmetics and finding out why you should totally buy it, just keep reading...

Carli Bybel Palette by BH Cosmetics {In-Depth Review & Swatches} | iheartoffbeat

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fall 2015 Beauty & Fashion with Macy*s

DISCLAIMER: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of the
Lifestyle Bloggers Collective (#LLBLOG).
The content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Fall 2015 Beauty & Fashion with Macy*s | iheartoffbeat | #llblog | #macystrendboxfw15

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Taraji P. Henson's-Inspired Makeup Look with Milani Cosmetics {MOTD}

DISCLAIMER: I received this care package, courtesy of Milani Cosmetics,
for use with this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Taraji P. Henson's-Inspired Makeup Look with Milani Cosmetics {MOTD}

Hello, my pretties! ♥

The star of FOX's hit TV series Empire, Taraji P. Henson, recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon looking absolutely stunning! (You can check out what she looked like here). Her makeup artist, Ashunta Sheriff, shared all the products she used for Taraji's makeup look and they were all Milani Cosmetics!

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that Milani Cosmetics is my all-time favorite drugstore brand. Her look was edgy but classy and the makeup was fresh while looking clean and allowing her natural features to stand out rather than looking super made up. Since I loved her look so much, I couldn't resist and tried to recreate her makeup look as best as I could with the products I had.

Taraji P. Henson's-Inspired Makeup Look with Milani Cosmetics {MOTD}

If you enjoy Taraji P. Henson's makeup look, keep reading so you can see what Milani Cosmetics  products I used for it:

Friday, August 21, 2015

Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Full Pigment Lipsticks {Review}

DISCLAIMER: I received this care package, courtesy of Skinn Cosmetics,
for use & review with this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Full Pigment Lipsticks {Review}

Hello, my pretties! ♥

While in Las Vegas for Cosmoprof North America 2015, there were several brands that really caught my attention - Skinn Cosmetics is one of them.

The whole concept behind Skinn Cosmetics is that instead of investing money into expensive packaging, advertising or celebrity endorsements, they take that money and invest it into the product inside of the jar. Pretty cool, huh? I will be talking about other Skinn products in the near future again because there is more to cover. This time, I will be telling you all about Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Full Pigment Lipsticks.

Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Full Pigment Lipsticks {Review}

Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Full Pigment Lipsticks {Review}

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Star Wars + Covergirl Collaboration! ♥ {First Look | Press Release}

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Star Wars + Covergirl Collaboration! ♥ {First Look | Press Release}

Hello, my pretties! ♥

Back in June 2015, Nerdist wrote an article about the new collaboration happening between Star Wars & Covergirl. Needless to say, my mind was lost. I didn't originally post anything because I was waiting for either one of these major companies to disclose something officially. Well, here it is! Covergirl has officially announced as of this morning they are creating a Limited Edition makeup collection for those of us who are absolutely in love with the Star Wars franchise.

Covergirl official announcement on tumblr.
(Click to Enlarge)

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is set to be released on December 18, 2015. I don't know about you, but that is one freakin' awesome early Christmas gift (if you ask me!). This new collaboration collection will be released September 4, 2015. So, if you're interested, make sure to keep your eyes peeled because I'm 1000% sure it's gonna fly off the shelves as soon as it's out in the market.

Here's a first look at what the collection will look like:

Star Wars + Covergirl Collaboration! ♥ {First Look | Press Release} Star Wars + Covergirl Collaboration! ♥ {First Look | Press Release}
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Monday, August 10, 2015

Classy Glam Makeup Look feat. ColourPop Cosmetics {MOTD}

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

Classy Glam Makeup Look feat. ColourPop Cosmetics {MOTD}

Hello, my pretties!

In my last blog post, I shared with you my experience and thoughts on ColourPop Cosmetics. This time, I want to share with you all the products I used and how I used them to create this makeup look. I called it Classy Glam because that is exactly what it is! A classy makeup look that is perfect for times when you want to look a little more glamorous without feeling like you caked on piles of makeup. If you want to recreate this makeup look, just pull out your Super Shock Shadows & let's play! ♥

Friday, August 7, 2015

ColourPop Cosmetics {1st Impression, Review & Swatches}

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

Hello, my pretties! ♥

First of all, sorry for this super delayed review. It has basically been sitting in my drafts for several months and I kept postponing its release for one reason or another. Oopsies! *bad Liz, bad Liz...* 

After much thought and hearing a bunch of different bloggers & YTers rave about this brand, I ended up buying a small batch of products to check them out and see what all the hype was about. Sometimes, I take outrageous online claims with a grain of salt because products can be easily over-hyped by people who receive samples or get paid by companies for sponsorships → Just keeping it real here... And this time, it was no different. I kept waiting for the bad reviews, but they never came. So curiosity got the best of me (don't judge me, I'm a girl who likes makeup) and, finally, I bit the bullet and placed my 1st order of ColourPop Cosmetics to try out. Today, I'm sharing with you my 1st impression, full review & swatches. Enjoy!

ColourPop Cosmetics {1st Impression, Review & Swatches}

Thursday, July 30, 2015

My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015! {Part III. Photo Heavy}

DISCLAIMER: These cocktail parties are not endorsed by or related to Cosmoprof.
This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.


This is Part III of the "My Experience at Cosmoprof North America 2015!" series. In this last installment, I share with you all about the after-show cocktail parties and extracurricular activities we did while in Las Vegas!

This last blog post about CPNA 2015 is not as wordy as the others; however, there was still a lot to share! I hope you will be just as entertained reading this recap.

Enjoy! 

For Part I & Part II of My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015,
please click on the respective links provided here. Thank you!

Cocktails & Colors 2015 | CPNA 2015
A quick pic before
Cocktails & Colors 2015! ♥

Thursday, July 23, 2015

My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015! {Part II. Photo Heavy.}

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.


My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015!


Hello, my pretties! ♥

This is Part II of the "My Experience at Cosmoprof North America 2015!" series. If you would like to continue the journey with me into what Cosmoprof North America is like, scroll down to read what the rest of the awesome CPNA experience was about. This 2nd part isn't nearly as long as the last one, but I still suggest getting a drink...

Enjoy! 

For Part I & Part III of My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015,
please click on the respective links provided here. Thank you!


SPECIAL NOTE: I was also invited to attend cocktail and product release parties to mingle with some amazing indie brand creators as well as other incredible bloggers. For anything in relationship with cocktail parties that I attended that are not part of the Cosmoprof brand, I will do a separate blog post where I will talk about them in detail.

Also, I would like to point out that I had to split the entire CPNA experience into a 3-part editorial because there was just too much material to fit into only one blog post.

Monday, July 20, 2015

My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015! {Part I. Photo Heavy.}

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015!

Hello, my pretties! ♥

Last weekend, I was fortunate to have been invited to attend Cosmoprof North America 2015 in Las Vegas, NV as a member of the press. Originally, I was very nervous because this is a business-to-business trade show where all sorts of new trends and innovative products are released and, because of that, a more professional environment and behavior is expected on the floor. It's definitely more formal than other trade shows I've attended before, but very exciting nonetheless. If you'd like a glimpse into what Cosmoprof North America is like, I invite you to grab a snack (you're in for a long one...) and to scroll down & read what the entire experience was about.

Enjoy! 

For Part II & Part III of My Experience at COSMOPROF North America 2015,
please click on the respective links provided here. Thank you!

SPECIAL NOTE: I was also invited to attend cocktail and product release parties to mingle with some amazing indie brand creators as well as other incredible bloggers. In this particular blog post, I will exclusively talk about Cosmoprof North America 2015-related events. For anything in relationship with cocktail parties that I attended that are not part of the Cosmoprof brand, I will do a separate blog post where I will talk about them in detail.

Also, I would like to point out that I had to split the entire CPNA experience into a 3-part editorial because there was just too much material to fit into only one blog post.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

COSMOPROF North America, Las Vegas 2015

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.


Hello, my pretties! ♥

This Saturday, I'll be heading out to attend Cosmoprof North America 2015 in Las Vegas, NV! This is a trade show for beauty professional ONLY and for business-to-business opportunities to all sectors of the professional beauty industry. As a beauty blogger and makeup artist, I am fortunate to have been invited to attend as a member of the press.

To be completely honest, this is my very first time attending, so I don't have a clue as to what to expect. Regardless, I am extremely excited to be there and take a small break from family life to fully indulge in what is considered the Most Innovative Trade Show in the United States. There will be 1019 exhibitors from over 40 countries! That in itself can make any girl's head spin...I know it does mine ☺

This trade show is organized into 3 major areas:

COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE - "Showcasing the best in beauty - cosmetics, skincare, toiletries, fragrances, organic beauty products, and accessories - specialized in retail channel distribution in mind...The retail channels of the cosmetics industry including all skin, hair, nail, and tools for retail. This hall is for companies that have products more heavily geared towards consumers rather than professionals."

PACKAGING, CONTRACT MFG & PRIVATE LABEL - "An entire pavilion devoted to the suppliers serving the beauty industry...Supply chain from raw materials to machinery, formulation to packaging, including contract manufacturing, private label, and business tools and POS systems."

PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY - "An entire pavilion devoted to the salon world...Including professional hair care, hair color, styling products, accessories, implements, tools, equipment, furniture, and attire."

Since this is a more formal event than other trade shows I've gone to, I'm not sure how many pictures I'll be allowed to take inside the show. The exhibitors keep a tight lid on new releases and images taken by third parties usually have an embargo date. I'll be sharing as much as I am allowed via social media.

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Make sure to follow me if you don't already do! 

Aside from attending the trade show, I'll also be attending several different cocktail parties after the show. You can for sure expect me to share those images with you! I'm definitely in for a very busy time in Las Vegas.

I'll have lots of news for you, so keep your eyes peeled! For now, I send you all tons of love & light.

Take care & until next time...


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit {Individual Product Reviews} [Part II]

DISCLAIMER: I received this kit, courtesy of Acure Organics & Glamorganic Goddess,
for use & review in conjunction with this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Hello, my pretties! ♥

In my last blog post, I talked to you guys about the Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit and what a great cause it supports. After trying each individual product out for about a week to get a better idea of what was included in the box, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on them one by one. Enjoy!

Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit {Individual Product Reviews}

Facial Cleansing Gel (4 oz.) $9.99 → "This gentle cleanser works on two levels - it washes away dirty and oil as well as removes makeup to leave your skin radiant and refreshed. An antioxidant dense cleansing complex that maintains your skin's natural acid mantle, activates new cell growth and helps you look younger and better. Fair Trade Organic Olive Oil and Organic Chlorella Growth Factor provide the ultimate cell boosting blend. Wash away those worries (and worry lines)!

Let me start by saying this smells delicious! This cleansing gel lathers up nicely -- removes all makeup excess without making skin feel dry or tight. It makes my skin feel super refreshed and looks radiant afterwards. Right now I'm using the small sample size included in the box, but I plan on purchasing the full size, so I'm able to use it in the morning too. Definitely recommend it!

Brightening Facial Scrub (4 oz.) $9.99 → "'Seas' the day with natural exfoliation from the ocean! Organic Sea Kelp gently exfoliates your skin while French Green Clay and Organic Lemon Peel remove impurities from your pores. Organic Chlorella Growth Factor and Argan Stem Cells help stimulate new cell growth while providing a deep cleansing, brightening experience. 'Sea' the difference today!"

I like scrubs that I can actually feel on my face & this is actually a great one! The scrubbies are very tiny but still noticeable. Even though you feel the scrubbies on your face, they are not abrasive or make your skin hurt like others I've tried. Your skin feels nicely exfoliated and soft after using this product. I had a rather large pimple on my chin when I started using these products and after only 2 days, it cleared up! I noticed my skin looks super brightened after using this product at night and before bed.

Facial Toner (2 fl. oz.) $12.99 → "Restore balance and tone. This alcohol-free certified organic toner utilizes organic witch hazel to purify, organic vegetable glycerin to moisturize, and organic rose and chamomile to soothe, calm and restore the skin's natural acid mantle - the skin's own protective layer. Get toned!"

I love how lightweight this toner is. I love spraying it directly on my face and just rubbing it in with my hands. My skin feels evened out and hydrated after using this product. It's doesn't dry you out, like other toners I have tried. There is a bit of tightness once this particular toner dries on your skin, but it's not uncomfortable. I use this right after washing my face and before my argan oil and moisturizer.

Moroccan Argan Oil (1 oz.)$12.99 → "100% Certified Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan Oil)"

OK, let me start by saying I'm not a fan argan oil scent. That goes for any brand I have tried; however, the power of hydration is insane! Whenever my skin feels super dry, I apply ½ a pump of argan oil directly onto whatever part of my body needs moisturization and, voilà, problem solved. It hydrates my skin and leaves it feeling nourished. This particular type of oil can feel a bit greasy if you apply too much, so just reduce the amount you use. Other than that, Moroccan Argan Oil is a fabulous product to add into your beauty routine.

Night Cream* (1.75 oz.) $17.99 → "Nature's nocturnal miracle! Age-fighting Argan Stem Cells, shown to help the skin's natural repair process, firm and moisturize while 2% Chlorella Growth Factor fortifies collagen and elastin fibers. Hydrating Moroccan Argan Oil seals the deal, truly making this nature's own skin rejuvenation system."

This night cream smells like a dream! It's not as thick as other night creams I have used; however, it does feel thicker than daytime moisturizers. Also, other night creams can leave your face feeling slightly sticky, but this night cream doesn't do that. It nourishes and makes skin feel super hydrated but not oily. Perfect to restore and fortify your skin after a long day. As of right now, I only have a small sample size but seriously considering purchasing the full size. It's that good!

Unscented Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes (30 count) $6.99 → "Be gorgeous on-the-go! Gently remove makeup, dirt, sweat, environmental toxins, and that mustard from the corner of your mouth. No splashy rinsing necessary."

These cleansing towelettes remove everything without having to tug at your skin or get more products out, except for my waterproof mascara. I still use olive oil on a cotton round to remove my waterproof mascara, but these towelettes definitely help removing everything else. They are really helpful on lazy nights when you barely have any energy left or on sick days when all you wanna do is pass out on your bed...

Lip Lush* in Birthday Suit (0.5 oz.) $7.99 → "Luscious, lip smacking gloss with sheer color and attitude. Agatha von Birthday Suit doesn't need a bunch of shmancy colors to show her true beauty. Argan oil, Echinacea + Edelweiss Stem Cells help plump and protect."

I like what this lip product does for my lips - leaves them feeling soft and hydrated, however, I do not like the scent of this product! (kind of smells like bananas to me - not a fan) ...and the texture feels a too oily & slippery. It also has a weird taste to it that I am not fond of...so, instead of applying it directly from the tube, I control the amount by applying it on my index finger first and then onto my lips. It works perfectly fine, just the scent of this particular shade...Not sure if other colors have a different smell...

I hope you found these mini reviews helpful and that you will consider purchasing one of these boxes. Make sure to check out the Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit. Just click on the link HERE for more information.

I send you all tons of love & light!

Until next time...




*NOTE: Products may vary depending on availability.
I received a Night Cream & Lip Lush in Birthday Suit
as substitutes for these 2 products.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit {Press Sample} [Part I]

DISCLAIMER: I received this kit, courtesy of Acure Organics & Glamorganic Goddess,
for use & review in conjunction with this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit
Image provided by Acure Organics.
Used with permission.
Hello, my pretties! ♥

If you have been reading i♥offbeat for a while, you know I have a soft spot for cancer patients, especially Breast Cancer ones. To make a long story short, my mom is a Cervical Cancer survivor and I used to work at a Breast Center a few years back. (You can read more about this here). When I was contacted to be a part of this campaign, I didn't hesitate for one second! I really want to share you with you all my thoughts on the Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit. Not only will you get some wonderful products, you will also be supporting a great cause!

The Glamorganic Goddess is a beauty & lifestyle website written by Danielle Messina, a Breast Cancer survivor. Unfortunately, after being in remission for 6 years, she has recently been diagnosed with a secondary cancer (in a new area of her breast). Because she already had 2 surgeries and radiation the first time, her options this time are now are quite limited - she has to have a Single or Double Mastectomy + Reconstruction.

Because she has opted for a more natural approach to healing and prevention after surgery, her insurance won't cover the costs of her extremely expensive treatments. On top of that, she still hasn't been able to get herself back on her feet financially from the first time she was diagnosed. This is where you and I can help out...

Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit

Danielle has teamed up with Acure Organics, a family owned and operated company that provides quality fair trade, natural, and organic personal care products, to create the Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit - a box full of Acure Organics products that are absolutely amazing for your skin! Another great thing about this box is that 100% of the proceeds (yup! you read that right -- 100%!) goes to the Glamorganic Goddess GoFundMe Campaign to help Danielle with her treatment and, at the same time, promote education about the importance of cancer prevention through a truly healthy lifestyle.

Glamorganic Goddess Beauty Kit

$19.99

This box includes:
Facial Cleansing Gel (sample)
Facial Scrub (sample)
Facial Toner (full size)
Argan Oil (full size)
Day Cream (sample)*
Lip Balm (full size)*
Argan Oil Facial Towelettes (full size)

*NOTE: Products may vary depending on availability.
I received a Night Cream & Lip Lush in Birthday Suit as substitutes for these 2 products.

I've noticed a GREAT improvement of my skin using these products - my skin looks and feels plump and nourished. The sample packets are large enough to be used up to 5 times, which gives you a much better idea of whether you'll like the product or not. It didn't take me long to decide that I really enjoyed these products a lot!

Also, considering the value of the box ($79) vs. the actual cost ($20) I'd say it's a really great purchase! Not only because of the monetary value but also because of the moral one. You're supporting a great cause while buying cosmetic products that are actually great for your skin!

For a full review of every individual product included in this box, click HERE.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Daytime Drama Makeup Look feat. Kat Von D's Shade + Light Palettes {MOTD}

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

Daytime Drama Makeup Look feat. Kat Von D's Shade + Light Contour Palette & Eye Contour Palette {MOTD}

Hello, my pretties! ♥

It has been a long while since the last time I did an #MOTD around here...I decided to share this one with you because I've been playing around a lot with my Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette & Eye Contour Palette (click the links for full review & swatches of these palettes).

I tend to go for very neutral and matte makeup on a pretty regular basis because that's my comfort zone, but I'm always looking for ways to make it look fun and slightly different than before. I decided to get a little crazy with both palettes to achieve a more glam/sophisticated makeup look that is still wearable for daytime. These KVD contour palettes are super versatile! So, I hope you enjoy the product breakdown and give this makeup look a try. Have fun! ☺

Friday, May 8, 2015

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette {Review & Swatches}

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

To see a full review & swatches of the
Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette, click HERE!

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette {Review & Swatches}

Hello, my pretties! ♥

When I heard there would be a companion eyeshadow palette to the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette, I lost it. Yes. I was a happy wreck. KVD's contour palette has been a favorite product of mine since I acquired it and having an eyeshadow palette as a continuation of that was just the cherry on top. A lot of you have requested I do a review of this palette and your wish is my command. So, here you have my full review of the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette. Enjoy!

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette {Review & Swatches} Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette {Review & Swatches}

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette {Review & Swatches}
Packaging

Kat Von D Beauty claims, "Transform your eyes through the art of contouring. After tapping into makeup pro secrets, Kat Von D created this first-of-its-kind eyeshadow palette. It's specially designed for eye contouring, a groundbreaking technique once used only by beauty experts to define and enhance eyes. This palette features a gorgeous, versatile array of true contouring shades, arranged into three color quads - neutral, cool, and warm - to flatter every skintone."

Friday, March 27, 2015

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette {Review}

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

To see a full review & swatches of the
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Paletteclick HERE!

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette Review

Hello, my pretties! ♥

Lately, all sorts of brands have taken advantage of the contour & highlight craze by releasing new products; however, none of them have quite caught my eye like this palette. It was love at first sight. Finally, about a month ago, I went to Sephora and spent the gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket since Christmas. I took it home and have been playing with it since. I can't put it down. For those of you who have your eyes planted on this beauty or just for those of you who are curious, here's my review of the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette.

KVD Makeup claims, "An exclusive contour palette featuring 3 shades for contouring and 3 shades for highlighting, designed to shape and define facial features to create a look of authentic dimensionality."

Kat Von D is one of the most well-known tattoo artists of our generation. She is also a musician, model, fashion designer, philantropist, and makeup artist. Her beauty line of cosmetics is inspired by the tattooing inks she works with in her studio. Thanks to her vision in full color, KVD created a makeup collection that focuses on great quality, high-pigmentation, and long-lasting performance.

The inspiration behind the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette, in particular, came from Kat continuously trying to understand the usage of shade & light to bring features forward on the portraits she draws and the tattoos she places on her clients. This is a true makeup artist contour & highlight palette.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick Moisture Matte {Review & Swatches}

*** Disclaimer: Some of the products featured in this blog post
were provided by Milani Cosmetics for reviewAll opinions are my own.

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick Moisture Matte Review & Swatches

Hello, my pretties! ♥

A little over a month ago, I shared with you a preview of the new Moisture Matte Lipstick collection that was recently released by Milani Cosmetics for Spring 2015.

Milani Cosmetics claims, "Meet your matte. Your fantasy matte. The matte that not only feels great (yes, you read that right - it's actually comfy) but also lasts for hours and has 'a-mazing Instagram selfie' written all over it. Infused with grape seed extract imported from Italy, this smear-proof lip soother delivers mega color that won't budge, even after a close encounter with a cappuccino cup. In eight luxe, go-the-distance shades, from the oh-so-sweet, pale pink Matte Innocence to the va-va-voom, fiery-red Matte Passion. This matte? So major."

Monday, February 9, 2015

PORTFOLIO 2015 -- DH Los Angeles Runway @ Holiday RAWk 2014

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

CLAUDIA

ASHLEY

JULIA

SARAH

DENISE

All the models with designer Denise Hartman

Designer: DH Los Angeles by Denise Hartman
Makeup: Elizabeth Diaz
Models: Claudia, Julia, Denise, Ashley & Sarah

Milani Cosmetics Rose Powder Blushes {Press Release}

***Disclaimer: This blog post has been sponsored by Milani Cosmetics

Milani Cosmetics Rose Powder Blushes

Hello, my pretties! ♥

On the Summer of 2013, Milani came out with the 1st (limited edition) of the Rose Powder Blushes and I was fast to get them. When I tell you I was fast, I mean I was fast. Then last year, they came out with a 2nd edition (also limited) of brighter Rose Blushes that were as much of a hit with Milani fans everywhere. I didn't get any of those because...duh duh duuuuhhnnnn... they were sold out everywhere by the time I got to the displays. Ugh. I just ogle over Nouveau Cheap's blog post about them. Yes, I'm "blush jealous", but still happy I managed to snag the entire collection of the 1st edition. If you're curious, you can see my personal collection here. These are some of the best blushes I own and are, without a doubt, absolute favorites in my collection.

Well, guess what? Milani has taken the most favorited blushes out of both limited editions released in the past 2 years and made them permanent. Yup, you read that right! PER-MUH-NENT. If you didn't try them before and still wish to do so or you're just looking for good quality blushes that don't break the bank, the Milani Cosmetics Rose Powder Blushes are definitely some you should check out.

Even better, I have a preview of these blushes just for you. I'm waiting for my mail person to get here with my samples coming directly from Milani Cosmetics PR, so I can give you a full review on them and swatches galore. For now, let's just enjoy the pretty stamped rose pattern these gorgeous blushes have...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks {Press Release}

*** Disclaimer: This blog post has been sponsored by Milani Cosmetics.

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks Preview

Hello, my pretties! ♥

Spring is right around the corner. And with that, come all the new Spring collections full of beautiful colors. Are you as excited as I am? I really hope so!

I know a few weeks back I said I wouldn't do any more sponsored posts; however, when I was contacted by Milani's PR to see if I would be remotely interested in reviewing their new matte lipsticks, I just about had a heart attack. No, Seriously. Milani Cosmetics is one of my all-time favorite drugstore makeup brands. I'm making one serious exception because I REALLY love their products. Honestly, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to check out this new line of lipsticks just released for this Spring season and share with you guys!

Now, I don't have the lipsticks in my possession just yet *dies of anguish*  BUT I do have a small preview of all the colors. Since I know you're just as excited as I am to check them out, here you have the Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks in all their wondrous glory:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Color Vibe 5K - Coachella {Photos & Tips}

*** Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.

The Color Vibe 5K - Coachella

Hello, my pretties! ♥

Last weekend, our little family and our close friends - The Flores' - did The Color Vibe 5K, Coachella. The event happened at Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta, CA. Check out #colorvibecoachella to see more images from the event. Clearly, everyone had a BLAST!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow {Review}

*** Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.

Milani Bella Eyes Review

Hello, my pretties! ♥

I think it's time we get back to beauty...

Milani Cosmetics came out with the Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Collection this last fall and I've been using them on & off since I got them back at the beginning of September. A lot of you are curious about them and, even though they are not exactly new on the market, I would like to share my thoughts on these single eyeshadows. Enjoy!


Milani Cosmetics claims, "A gel powder. Rich, vibrant color that glides on in a single stroke, delivering a stunning multi-dimensional effect. It can be used wet or dry, resists creasing, and comes in satin-matte, shimmer, and iridescent metallic finishes. You have to try this gel powder. It's that different."

Sunday, January 4, 2015

PORTFOLIO 2015 -- 'Tus Ojos' Short Film by LUIXE

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

'Tus Ojos' Still

Tus Ojos from Luixe on Vimeo.

CREDITS

'Tus Ojos'
2.29
MMXV

Guión y Dirección
Luis Zavala Tapia

Ella
McKenzie Eckels

Voz
Diego Calvo

Maquillaje
Elizabeth Díaz

Música
Tomás Moreno

Tema - "Andorinha"
Stone Flowers
Antonio Carlos Jobim
CTI Records
1970