Nails inc. in Brook St nail polish

In my March’s GlossyBox beauty box I received a nails inc. mini nail polish in the color Brook St.

It’s a soft pink coral shade.

Brook St nails inc. nail polish

I’m just now wearing it this weekend and the mini size nail polish is perfect to use if you’re using the colors for your accent nails.

Brook St. is the perfect pop-out shade especially if you’re pairing it with nude nail polish shades.

Brook St nails inc. nail polish

I’m pairing the nails inc. Brook St nail polish with Zoya’ s Taylor from the Zoya Spring 2014 Naturel collection.  I have on two coats of each color on my fingernails.

This photo was taken without the flash so you could see the true colors.

Brook St nails inc. nail polishBrook St nails inc. nail polish

These were taken with the flash.

In good ol’ sunny Florida this weekend,  the nails inc. Brook St nail polish really stood out in the sun.

I’m seriously loving this color.

Plus, I love the fact that I can get mini’s in nails inc. polishes just for my accent nails.  That way I don’t have to waste the nail polish or my money.

Brook St nails inc. nail polish

Spring and summer times are the perfect times to rock the coral shades.

You can purchase the nails inc. mini nail polishes at Sephora, ULTA Beauty, and Boots.

Are you gonna be rocking out some coral nail polishes this season?



Beauty Blogger Spotlight Vol 4

This weeks FilipinaMacBarbie’s Beauty Blogger Spotlight goes to Jules from ForVanitysSake.

I’m also pleased to say she’s a fellow Filipina Beauty Blogger from Sunny Florida!

What I love about her blog is that she mixes beauty and fashion all in one.  She showcases beautifully designed jewelry and how to flaunt it in everyday outfits.  She creates the most simplest yet gorgeous outfits, and reviews beauty products to inform the beauty seeking world.

​Let’s get to know the Beauty Behind the Blog.

beauty blogger

Name & Age:
Julie, 25

Blog name & URL
For Vanity’s Sake –

How did you come up with your blog name?
It was a joke at first but then I realized that it’s a very catchy name and just went with it.

When did you start blogging & Why did you start?
I started last year (2013) and it initially was just a journal of my hobbies then it evolved into me wanting to share it with others who share the same interests

What is your favorite part of being a blogger?
Interacting with the readers 🙂 Love chatting with them, either on the comments section or social media platforms. Also love supporting fellow bloggers by checking out their own blogs.

What keeps you inspired to blog?
Seeing that there are people who read or visit the blog 🙂 I’ve met some pretty awesome bloggers since I started!

Do you have regular beauty blogs that you read?
Whatever is in my feed 🙂 But I really enjoy The Beauty Department and The Fashion Bybel – one of my fave YT beauty guru.

What is your HOLY GRAIL beauty product and why?
Moisturizer! A nice skin is a very important foundation in beauty 🙂 Always take care of your skin.

Is there a beauty product that you’ve tried and will never try again? Why?
I have a lot of failed beauty products that I’ve tried but nothing really stands out as a “never again” for me.

If you could go back in time to 5 years ago, what beauty tip would you give yourself?
Sunscreen! I just started packing it on now and I wish I took it more seriously before.

What piece of advice would you give to new inspiring beauty bloggers?
Networking and content is key. Give the effort to interact with your readers while providing some good reading materials 🙂

Don’t forget to connect with Jules to stay updated in her endeavors.


I hope you enjoyed getting to know this weeks Beauty Blogger Spotlight.  I love getting to know the Beauties Behind the Blogs!

Would you like to be featured next?


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Tatcha Japanese Beauty Blotting Papers Review

I finally had to use my Tatcha Oil Blotting papers that I received in my April’s Sample Society’s beauty box.

Tatcha Japanese Oil Blotting beauty papers

Yesterday when I came home from work I looked in the mirror and saw my t-zone just a shinning like it was nobody’s business!!!

This is the true sign that Spring is here!

I’m also a sucker when it comes to Asian Beauty Products.  The details in their packaging are always so beautifully designed that they just entice your eyes.

Tatcha Japanese Oil Blotting beauty papers

The oils in my face was saying, “Let us be free!!” and they had no shame!

When I saw all that oil, I pulled out the Tatcha oil blotting papers and just cupped it in my palm and pressed it lightly on my forehead,  cheeks, chin, and nose.

Dare to see…….

Tatcha Japanese Oil Blotting beauty papers

Urg, YUCKY Right?!

This lil packet of Tatcha is now gonna have a reserved place in my purse for now on!

If you really take a look at the sheets, they also have lil speckles of gold flakes in them.

I’ve used several different brands of oil blotting sheets in the past, but they all had a film of powder on them that it always transferred to my face so I stopped using them.  They did more damage than good.  These Tatcha sheets has no trace of anything on them that would transfer so I gave them a try, and as you can see, THEY WORK!  My makeup stayed in place and there was no transfer of any kind to my face.  Just the oil being removed.

I went on the Tatcha website and saw that a pack of the 30 sheets that I have runs $12.  They also have it to where you can purchase in bulk as well.

This is what the Tatcha website had to say about these:


What it is:
All-natural leaflets which absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup for petal fresh skin anytime, anywhere.

How it’s different:
Will not steal moisture from the skin or disturb makeup. Powder-free. Fragrance-free. Pulp-free.

Who it’s for:
All skin types.

100% Abaca Leaf, Gold Flake.

Made without:
Mineral oil, synthetic color, fragrance, powder or pulp.

If you want to know a little more about Tatcha skin care products and the story behind the brand, go on over HERE.

I would definitely recommend these beauty oil blotting sheets from Tatcha.

Thank Goodness I received them in my Sample Society monthly beauty box!

Have you used oil blotting sheets before?



Sephora Haul

Now y’all know I love me some Sephora!!

After work I had the urge to head over there and do a lil “Me” beauty shopping.

I actually went in to buy a Hourglass Ambient Blush but they still didn’t have the shade I wanted in stock.  *Side note: I’m a need y’all to get it together Sephora.  3 weeks and my shade hasn’t been replenished.*

Here’s what I did end up getting though…..

Sephora Beauty Haul



It’s starting to get warmer, sunny, and more humid out here in beautiful bipolar Florida.

It’s beginning to look a lot like beach weather!

I normally go with lighter shades and less makeup in the spring and summer seasons.

The beauty products I picked up in todays shopping extravaganza are:

  1. Josie Maran “Spread the Argan Love” set
  2. Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 (with natural brood spectrum SPF & SunBoost ATB™
  3. Boxum Full Bodied Nudes & Brights Lipgloss Collection
  4. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick
  5. Benefits Cosmetics Blush
  6. Sephora Eyelash Curler

Josie Maran “Spread the Argan Love” set

What it is:
A set of Josie’s bestselling head-to-toe hydrators for smooth, beautiful skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Spread The Argan Love! This set includes portable sizes of Josie’s head-to-toe bestsellers. Each product is infused with Josie’s 100% Pure Argan Oil: a multitasking miracle oil proven to significantly improve skin and hair hydration with its powerful natural content of antioxidants and essential fatty acids.

This set contains:
– 0.5 oz Nourishing Argan Oil Daily Cleanser
– 0.5 oz 100% Pure Argan Oil
– 0.5 oz Argan Oil Hair Serum
– 2 oz Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot
– 0.21 oz Argan Color Stick in Peony

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
“I consider it my mission in life to Spread The Argan Love—and what better way to do that than to provide my Argan beauties with travel-sized versions of our favorite beautifiers? No need to leave home without them anymore—and feel free to share them wherever you go!”—Josie Maran

JoseMaran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47

What it is:
A new and improved hydrating, fast-absorbing, non-greasy, Argan Oil-infused daily moisturizer featuring all natural sunscreens, green tea, and innovative SunBoost ATB™.

What it is formulated to do:
This all-natural, chemical-free, lightweight sunscreen moisturizes the skin with a non-greasy texture. It features skin-loving ingredients such as green tea, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and innovative SunBoost ATB, resulting in powerful sun protection. This product includes all the benefits you’d expect from an Argan Oil-infused daily moisturizer: skin-nourishing, texture-smoothing, and radiance-boosting. Ultimate protection plus beautifying benefits—true bliss.

What’s new?
Now with more protection and more hydration, this new daily moisturizer features a unique antioxidant complex that nourishes the skin while protecting from environmental aggressors.

What’s different?
Josie’s new Argan Daily Moisturizer now offers more sun protection and more hydration. The luxurious texture is ultragentle on sensitive skin with a subtle fragrance that won’t irritate even the most sensitive types.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
SunBoost ATB is a unique blend of antioxidants, skin-soothers, and hydrators that work in tandem with natural sunscreens to boost sun protection while conditioning and nourishing the skin. It allows Josie to use less of natural sunscreens like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (which can be heavy on the skin and leave a white cast) while still achieving a high SPF 47, yielding an incredibly lightweight and translucent natural sunscreen formula.

“My new Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 has more moisture and more protection than ever, plus an innovative complex of antioxidants called SunBoost ATB. Thanks to this complex, I was able to formulate this higher-SPF moisturizer using less titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, both of which are natural but can feel heavy and look white on the skin. The best of all worlds: lightweight, hydrating, super-protection, naturally.”—Love and sunlight, Josie

Buxom Full Bodied Nudes & Brights Lip Gloss Collection

What it is:
A collection of six sheer, shimmering lip colors.

What it does:
Get fully-loaded lips with this smooth, high-shine gloss that plumps lips with a special no-tingle formula. Jojoba oil and vitamin E add moisture and hydration to promote fullness, with sheer to medium coverage, and a shimmery finish.

This set contains:
– 6 x 0.06 oz Buxom™ Full-Bodied Lip Gloss in:

  • MWAH
  • Dolly
  • Yes You
  • Cha Cha Cha
  • Strut It
  • Pucker Up

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in Pink in Confidence
(Dusky Pale Pink)

What it is:
An innovative and comforting lipstick enhanced with fruit extracts rich in vitamins and antioxidants that leave lips visibly softer and smoother with up to eight hours of hydration.

What it does:
Succumb to a unique sensorial experience with dazzling color, extreme comfort, and luminous shine. The luscious, hydrating texture glides on your lips leaving a lightweight aqua shine effect, while Back Injection Technology offers extreme comfort and pleasure upon application. This innovative lipstick is formulated to protect lips from free radicals and seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.

What else you need to know:
Antioxidants in natural extracts of pomegranate and rosemary reduce the look of fine lines, while candellila resin forms a thin, protective layer to help lock in moisture and magnify color and shine. Mineral pigments provide bright, vibrant color and a melting formula (instead of a solid stick) enabling smoother glide-on application and an ultrafine lightweight film on lips. Hyaluronic acid spheres hydrate and soften lips to help seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.

Benefits Cosmetics Rockateur Blush

What it is:
A provocative rose gold cheek powder.

What it does:
This rockin’ rose gold cheek powder gives a famously provocative flush that turns heads on stage and off. The crowd will go wild for its sexy faceted design, accented in luxe gold. The angled brush gives rich, show-stopping payoff every time.

Sephora Collection Ombre Eyelash curler

What it is:
An eyelash curler with an ombre twist in the hottest color of 2014.

What it does:
This stylish ombre curler in bright purple curls and styles lashes to lend an uplifted look to the eyes. It comes with a replaceable silicone pad and grips for safety and comfort.

Sephora Beauty Haul

Going to Sephora is a great stress reliever.  I get a chance to look at a room full of beautiful different shades of colors from wall-to-wall and just lose track of time.

Stay tuned for the future review posts on each of these beauty products & don’t forget to connect with me on my everyday randomness social networks below.



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