NEW Mini Beauty Blender

Mini BeautyBlender

mini beauty blender

Oh Beauty Blender how I love you so!

What it is:
A duo of mini sponge applicators that allow you to contour, highlight, and precisely apply makeup on the smallest parts of the face.

What it does:
This makeup blender lets you perfect makeup application in the inner eye corners, brow bones, sides of nose, cheeks, and more. Designed with exclusive Beautyblender material, these non-disposable sponges let you highlight and contour your face, and they ensure less makeup waste.

What else you need to know:
These two sponges feature an open cell structure that fills with a small amounts of water when wet. This allows the sponge to be “full” so that the product sits on top of the sponge rather than being absorbed, allowing you to use less product every time. When wet, beautyblender doubles in size and becomes even softer, returning to its original size once it air dries.

Are you gonna find yourself at Sephora with this in bag?

Fifty Shades of Grey inspired Zoya nails

50 Shades of Grey inspired nails with Zoya

Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Zoya Nail Polish Art

I think it may be weird that I can say this, everyone that I know personally has read the Fifty Shades of Grey book trilogy that was published back in May of 2011.

I know I’ve read it, and what I mean is that I read the whole trilogy in one (1) week!

In August 2011, I was at the airport in Phoenix coming from a pleasurable business trip and I was in a magazine/book store and saw that they had the first Fifty Shades of Grey book so I decided to go ahead and see what all the hype was about this series.

While I was waiting for my flight, I started reading it. I didn’t care who was around me that could see the book cover. Everyone was saying that this trilogy is soft porn for women. Who cares is all I can say!

While I was on the plane and in the air, I kept reading. Seriously, I’ve NEVER read anything that I couldn’t put down.

The guy next to me saw what I was reading and kept asking me questions about the book. I was trying to be nice for as long as I could until I had to ask a flight attendant if they had any ear plugs. I think he got the hint when I put them bad boys in.

Once I was done with the first book,  I went straight to Target to get the second one and the last book. I already knew that I was going to finish them. No reason to make a separate trip to get the third book.

Fast forward 3 years and finally they released the Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer! BUT we still have to wait until February 13, 2015! Say it aint so!!

I don’t think that I’ve ever in my life knew what I was going to be doing for Valentines Day even the week of. But I surely can tell you without a doubt, God willing, if I’m alive,  I know exactly what I’ll be doing for Valentines Day next year! That’s 6 months out! I know that I’m not the only woman in the world that’s thinking the same damn thing.

Once I saw the Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer aka teaser, it inspired me to do something fabulous with my nails! Being who I am, I turned to my favorite Zoya nail polishes and picked out the shades: Harley, Tao, London, and Carmen.

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Zoya’s Harley, Tao, and London are all some type of Grey shade, so I wanted to do a ombre effect and use Zoya’s Carmen as my accent color.

I chose Carmen being that it’s a true red. Why red you ask??

I wanted the red to represent the infamous Christian Grey’s RED ROOM. HELLO!!

I also added a skeleton key nail art sticker to my accent nail to give it just a little more spice.

With the inspiration of Fifty Shades of Grey, this was created!

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Carmen by Zoya can be best described as: Bright, clean medium true red in a glossy creme finish. You can’t go wrong with this classic red.

Harley by Zoya can be best described as: Light concrete gray base with subtle flecks of silver, gold and copper shimmer.A chic and unexpected shade that’s suitable for everyday wear.

Tao by Zoya can be best described as: A light smoke grey with blue undertones and a muted, softened metallic finish.A cool metallic machine shade for a rock’n’roll look.

London by Zoya can be best described as a fog gray with a sugared sparkle, in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.


So what do you think?  



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vanished Clear Clinic Spot Treatment

Vanished Clear Clinic Labs is an on-the-go, clear spot treatment specially formulated with menthol, glycolic acid and salicylic acid.
Apply this potent spot treatment to quickly clear blemishes in record time. Thanks to its clear formulation, you can use vanished during the day, under and over makeup. Its travel-sized bottle makes it easy to take with you wherever you go.

vanished acne spot treatment

I received this in one of my beauty boxes in July. I forget which one though.

This is a 2 ml sample. The full size is 7.5 mls, which costs $35.

How to Use
Dab on top of blemish and let dry. Can be used up to four times a day to spot treat.
Isopropyl Alcohol, Purified Water (Aqua), Zinc Sulfate, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Camphor, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Cellulose Gum, Menthol

I love the concept of having a to-go, easy to carry spot treatment with a wand.

The only thing I don’t like about this is that I have oily skin and when I put the wand back into the container, it becomes cloudy.

Other than that, I love this handy acne spot treatment.

vanished acne treatment

Zoya Naturel Deux Madeline Nail Polish

Zoya Naturel Deux Madeline

Zoya Naturel Deux Madeline

I feel in love with Zoya’s first Naturel nail polish collection because I could wear all of the 6 shades while I’m wearing my Air Force uniform and now Zoya has done it again with the Naturel Deux nail polish collection.

The first Naturel collection was introduced in Spring 2014. Zoya’s Naturel Deux collection is supposed to be the Spring to Fall transition.

Again with this collection,  I can wear each shade in my military uniform. Which is a total hit for me!

I received the Naturel Deux collection yesterday in the mail and I asked my Facebook & Instagram peeps which shade I should wear to work first and the votes were coming in and Madeline won!

Zoya Naturel Deux Madeline

Madeline by Zoya can be best described as a full-coverage, muted rose cream. Pair with any of the other Naturel 2 Collection shades for a chic tone-on-tone Fall look!

Color Family – Nude, Mauve
Color Finish – Cream
Color Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque )
Color Tone – Cool

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I love how Zoya’s nail polishes are true to the bottle color.

Have you tried any of the Zoya Naturel Deux nail polishes?



Filipina MacBarbie