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Beauty Buzz: essie’s fall collection

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Oh essie, I remember the first day we met. My best friend introduced me to you four years ago. Your delicious colors made it’s way onto my nails on the day of my wedding. My nails have never been the same. And now you come out with this rich fall collection and I love every single color? You’re too much. I guess I’ll have to wait until September 1st, to get my hands on you. Until then essie

Beauty Buzz: Two Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection

It’s no secret that I’m not a makeup guru when it comes to eye shadow. I always stare in amazement at my cousin’s makeup. She’s amazing and can create the perfect eye.

One day I will learn how to create the perfect eye! So, until then, I think I need to buy the Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection. Seriously? Isn’t this delish? It even comes with a tutorial, for gals like me. I got an email from Sephora today and it’s selling this $73 value for $35! Need it now!

Do you own this Too Faced palette?


Beauty Buzz: Beach Tousled Waves


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - JULY 02: Actress Jessica Simpson attends the grand opening of the Casino Club at The Greenbrier on July 2, 2010 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)


Do you want those beach tousled waves without going to the beach? This is one of my favorite hairstyles. It’s a simple style and it’s the classic “California Girl” look. There are even products out there specifically made for “beach waves.” Doesn’t Jessica Simpson look lovely?

I found this easy tutorial on eHow:

Step 1 Wash and condition hair

– don’t over condition!

Step 2 Apply hair product, such as Frederick Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves all over hair. Blow dry hair

using fingers only, scrunching as your dry.

Step 3 If you need extra curl, take a medium barrel curling iron and curl only the top of hair, starting mid-shaft.

Step 4 Flip hair upside down and toss hair with fingers to loosen curls. Spray a fine layer of hairspray and flip back. Use fingers to “tame” down any wild strands. Beautiful!

  • Step 2

    Apply hair product, such as Frederick Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves all over hair. Blow dry hair

    using fingers only, scrunching as your dry.

  • Step 3

    If you need extra curl, take a medium barrel curling iron and curl only the top of hair, starting mid-shaft.

  • Step 4

    Flip hair upside down and toss hair with fingers to loosen curls. Spray a fine layer of hairspray and flip back. Use fingers to “tame” down any wild strands. Beautiful!

  • Above tips found here.

    Beauty Buzz: Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray

    I’ve told you curvaliscious ladies before about my non-makeup ways before this blog. But, now I love trying new products that work for me. Just like I did when I was strolling through Macy’s one day and came across the Benefit counter. They offered me a sample of their Stay Don’t Stray primer for your eyes. I saved it for my cousin’s wedding since it was going to be hot that day and I was going to take a lot of pictures.

    Now, I am not one to brag about a product just because, but this one really did what it was supposed to. At the end of the night after 12 hours of wearing my makeup (in the heat), my eyeshadow and concealer around my eyes still looked intact. I was amazed I didn’t have to reapply my eyeshadow once! I need to get my hands on a full-size bottle stat!

    Have you used this product? How has it worked for you?


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    Beauty Buzz: mark.

    Great prices, quality products, and a name that every woman knows. Yes, I’m talking about Avon products, but not really. I’m talking about mark. It’s an Avon brand aimed towards young women. So, what do you think? Do you use mark.? Do you sell it? What do you think of it?

    Beauty Buzz: Summer Essentials

    As I make my way into the weekend for some much needed sun, fun, shopping, and relaxation-I can’t help but pass on what I think are summer essentials. In Monique language, that means beauty products your face, skin, nails, and hair will need to survive the harsh sun…and a few extras…of course. Besides, the sun also causes wrinkles!! That’s enough to convince me!

    1. Sunscreen: I can not stress how important it is to wear sunscreen. Come on! It’s your skin we’re talking about. The higher the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) the better. SPF is defined as a number assigned to a sunscreen that is the factor by which the time required for unprotected skin to become sunburned is increased when the sunscreen is used (Dictionary.com). There is even nail polish and daily skin moisturizers with UV (Ultraviolet Light) protection. Skin cancer will not make you curvaliscious by any means!
    2. Sunglasses: Please don’t forget about your lovely eyes! They need sun protection too! If you can, try buying sunglasses of higher quality. Sometimes, the less expansive brands do not carry any UV protection. I know this because, I used to work in the industry. If you take care of the sunglasses, it’s definitely a great investment.
    3. Lip Balm w/SPF: Here’s another product you might not think about, but those lips need all the protection they can get. Keep your lips sun-free and luscious at the same time!
    4. After-Sun Products: There are after-sun lotions, shampoos, and conditioners that will help replenish moisture to your skin and repair any damage done to your hair by environmental factors.
    5. Extras: Using any products (body scrub) to help prep your skin before you bare it, will definitely give you that summer glow. Even without going out into the sun, there are sunless lotions and bronzers to help.

    Beauty Buzz: Benefit Lip Gloss

    It is officially summer! Are your lips ready? Yeah, I said lips. You know you need to keep them hydrated. Why not add a colorful Benefit lip gloss to your makeup bag while you’re at it. I love these shimmery colors for summer. I can’t choose just one!

    Beauty Buzz: Cool Eyes

    It doesn’t get any cooler than these eye shadows from bareMinerals? I’ve never been daring when it comes to trying different products, but I might just have to try out these colors: Patience, City Lights, Reveal, Azure, and Liberty.

    When I saw these colors, the first thing that came to mind was a day at THE BEACH! A cool summer breeze…lounging….having an ice cold drink in my hand…the sound of the waves…

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    Don’t forget…

    Beauty Buzz: Vivid Nails

    It’s a bright nail polish rainbow up in here!
    These are by POP beauty and I can’t seem to get the bright colors out of my head! I think I’ve been wearing dark colors too long. It’s either that-our spring has officially smacked me upside the head!

    Which one is your favorite color?

    Beauty Buzz: Nails and Lips

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    I was flipping through my new issue of Elle, when I came across the “Elle Beauty Obsession” page. I fell in love with this pic! The nail polish is OPI’s Hong Kong collection “Jade is the New Black” and the lipstick is Chanel’s Rouge Allure Lipstick in “Super.” I need the nail polish!! I found it on Amazon for $2.50!! I have to ask the hubby if we can fit this in our budget!

    Beauty Buzz: Benefit

    Oh!! How I wish I was bold enough to wear eyeshadow colors like these from Benefit.

    Man, it’s not fair! Why didn’t I get that daring make-up gene? Sometimes, I will by an eyeshadow in an amazing color…and it just sits there. Just waiting for me to try it. Poor little lonely eye-popping shadow…sigh.


    velvet eyeshadow – like what you sea?

    velvet eyeshadow – gimme some plum

    lust duster loose powder – punk royalty

    lust duster loose powder – moon doggie

    show offs! loose eye powder – lola

    show offs! loose eye powder – curtain call

    FYI…enter this Benefit contest. I did!
    Enter to win year-round California beauty & fashion from Benefit Cosmetics & Michael Stars. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends 4.4.10.

    Beauty Buzz: Free Sephora Skincare Consultations

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    Whoever say’s they don’t like anything free is out of their mind! Free is good…no…it’s great! Take that glowing or not-so-glowing skin of yours to Sephora for a free in-store Skincare Consultation. Your face will thank you for stopping by!