martes, 8 de octubre de 2013

Urban Decay Friends & Family Sale 20% OFF Everything

 URBAN DECAY FRIENDS &FAMILY SALE is here just in time for holiday shopping!  Nothing is excluded from the sale – that means anything NAKED or from their new Holiday Collection or anything on sale is up for grabs!  Use code FFHOLIDAY13 at checkout to get 20% off! (Up to 5 items per SKU.  Offer cannot be combined with any other offers.)  This sale is on now through 11:59pm PDT October 12, 2013.

miércoles, 2 de octubre de 2013

TheBalm on HauteLook - Oct. 2 to 4, 2013


Ends Friday at 8AM Pacific 

This time around there is a new Limited Edition Palette that caught my attention, but I noticed that I already have these colors, so I'll pass.  But if you love neutrals and want great quality eye shadows, this is your chance to grab this palette.  Below is the Info:

ShadyLady Special Edition is a universally flattering color palette that provides a combination of beautiful shadows and liners in one fabulous snake print compact. This palette includes a combination of soft and sexy neutrals. Never feel constricted with these 9 gorgeous shades. From the subtle to the bold, the sheer to the opaque, swish your brush and create a new masterpiece with each application.
- 9-piece palette
- Size: 0.7 oz.
- Triple-milled pigments
- Can be used wet or dry
- Talc-free
- Paraben-free
- For directions and ingredients, see "More Info"
- Made in USA

Set includes:
This palette includes: Fiesty Felicia (black with violet shimmer), Insane Jane (sterling silver), Caught in the Act Courtney (rich warm brown with gold shimmer), Shameless Shana (subtle bronze), Mischievous Marissa (bold bronze), Just This Once, Jamie (charcoal plum), Envious Erin (metallic ivory), Devilish Danielle (soft gold), Luscious Lani (light metallic beige)

sábado, 28 de septiembre de 2013

LORAC - On Sale Starting Tomorrow on Hautelook!!



Starts Sunday 9/29 at 8AM Pacific

As a brand that puts care before color but sacrifices neither, LORAC's treatment-based makeup is truly unique. From the plant extracts, emollients, skin rejuvenators, and conditioners they pack in their products, to the stuff left out (oil, fragrance, and other harsh ingredients), every LORAC product fulfills creator Carol Shaw's dream to design makeup that makes you look gorgeous like the stars do, all without appearing as if you're wearing much at all.

 Click Here to see what's on sale!!

Are you going to take advantage and see what's on sale?  I know I am, since buying the LORAC Pro Palette, I'm convinced these are some awesome products.


miércoles, 25 de septiembre de 2013

Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Portable Palette Set- Holiday 2013

Give the gift of color and convenience this season with Tarte's limited-edition Gorgeous Getaways portable palettes & collector's compact set. Overflowing with 16 expertly-coordinated eye shadows, 4 brand new blushes and 3 maracuja lipglosses, this one-of-kind modular box set also includes a chic portable palette compact for endless looks on the go!

The limited-edition set features:

  • 16 full size Amazonian Clay Eye Shadows inspired by magical destinations around the world
  • 4 full size Amazonian 12-Hour Clay Blushes in new, limited-edition shades
  • 3 full size Maracuja Lipglosses in new, limited-edition shades
  • Portable collector's compact to take the interchangeable palettes on-the-go


To take your palettes with you in the collector's compact, simply lift the ribbon, remove the palette, and place it inside the compact.

Price: $48.00

Now at ULTA.

miércoles, 21 de agosto de 2013

101 Uses for Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

 Uses for Coconut Oil

  1. In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-fry's or as a dairy free replacement to butter.
  2. Taken supplemental for daily energy.
  3. As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee (The only way I’ll drink coffee)
  4. On the skin as a basic lotion
  5. In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin
  6. In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars
  7. As an eye-makeup remover
  8. As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream (just rub on baby’s bottom)
  9. In making your own Re-mineralizing Toothpaste
  10. To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
  11. To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
  12. To support healthy thyroid function
  13. In homemade Mayo without the high PUFA vegetable oils
  14. To help increase sun tolerance and avoid burning
  15. As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen
  16. In homemade lotion recipes
  17. To get rid of cradle cap on baby- just massage in to head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth
  18. Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections
  19. As a delicious tropical massage oil
  20. It’s high L auric acid and MCFA content helps boost metabolism
  21. A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of friz
  22. As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer
  23. Mixed with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower)
  24. Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick
  25. Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection
  26. Directly on the perineum to help heal after birth
  27. As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours.
  28. On feet to fight athlete’s foot or tor fungus
  29. In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation (also great for baby!)
  30. Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema
  31. There is some evidence that regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimer's
  32.  With apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for lice that actually works
  33. In natural Homemade Sunscreen
  34. In healthy brain boosting snack for kids like Coconut Clusters
  35. In a filling and energy boosting Brain Powder Smoothie
  36. Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms
  37. Nursing moms can take 3-4 tablespoons a day (and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients
  38. There is some evidence that coconut oil helps digestion and may even kill intestinal parasites or yeast
  39. Mix a tablespoon with a tablespoon of chia seeds for an all-day energy boost (do NOT take this at night!)
  40. Can help improve insulin levels
  41. Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health
  42. Can help improve cholesterol ratios
  43. Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu
  44. In Homemade Natural Bug-Off Lotion Bars
  45. As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe
  46. Better for high-temperature cooking than olive or vegetable oils
  47. Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins
  48. After initial heat is gone, can help speed healing of sunburn
  49. Is an immediate source of energy when eaten and isn’t stored as fat
  50. As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora
  51. As a naturally antibacterial skin cream
  52. In natural homemade diaper cream
  53. As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
  54. When used consistently on skin it can help get rid of cellulite
  55. To season cast iron skillets
  56. It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help lessen arthritis
  57. Can reduce the itch of mosquito bites
  58. Can help resolve acne when used regularly
  59. Can be rubbed into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth
  60. I’ve used in kids ears to help speed ear infection healing
  61. On split ends to de-frizz
  62. A small amount can be rubbed into real leather to soften and condition (shiny leather only… test a small area first)
  63. By itself as a great tanning oil
  64. Mixed with salt to remove dry skin on feet
  65. Can help speed weight loss when consumed daily
  66. Can help improve sleep when taken daily
  67. Can be used to speed healing of fungal infections when taken internally and used externally
  68. A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm tea can help sooth a sore throat
  69. To help sooth the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy
  70. It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and magnesium
  71. Internally as part of the protocol to help re-mineralized teeth
  72.  Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety
  73. By itself as a natural deodorant
  74. By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste
  75. For pets struggling with skin issues when used externally
  76. Some evidence suggests that the beneficial fats in coconut oil are helpful for those with Autism
  77. In homemade vapor rub
  78. As a safe cooking oil for deep frying
  79. A tablespoon taken before each meal can help improve digestion
  80. Can be taken in warm ginger tea to sooth heartburn or nausea
  81. As a completely natural baby lotion
  82. On hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin
  83. Mixed with catnip, rosemary or mint essential oils as a natural bug repellent
  84. Can be used on mom’s nipple and baby’s mouth to help treat thrush
  85. Many use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer
  86. Use to make coconut cream concentrate for a brain boosting snack
  87. Can be used internally and externally to speed recovery from UTIs
  88. When taken regularly, it can help fight candida
  89. When taken regularly, it can boost hormone production
  90. Can relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically
  91. Can boost circulation and help those who often feel cold
  92. On cuticles to help nails grow
  93. Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows
  94. Add to smoothies to give them a nutritional boost
  95. Internally during pregnancy to help provide baby necessary fats for development (especially when taken with Fermented Cod Liver Oil)
  96. In any recipes where vegetable oils are used
  97. Whipped with shea butter for a soothing body balm
  98.  One reader swears by using coconut oil to treat yeast infection. She suggests soaking a tampon in it and inserting the tampon for a few hours.
  99. Naturally clears up cold sores
  100. Ingesting coconut oil daily can help with allergy symptoms
  101. Ingesting coconut oil daily can increase mental alertness


jueves, 1 de agosto de 2013

TheBalm on Hautelook Today!

Ends Saturday at 8AM Pacific

Marissa Shipman technically founded theBalm Cosmetics in 2004 but it really began a few years earlier when she bought 11 books on "how to make makeup" and began mixing in her kitchen. Today, the products are no longer made anywhere near her kitchen and you won't find their "recipes" in any book. theBalm boasts a full line of amazing color cosmetics along with a complete set of skincare and 33 nail polishes. The brand is known for its high quality, multipurpose products that are branded with clever, woman-empowering slogans in retro-inspired packaging. All products are cruelty free and made in the USA.

Click on link below to browse/buy them

Highly Recommended Products
Very pigmented, long lasting, beautiful colors.

Products Bought Today (Missing from my collection)
These are the products that are missing from my collection, once received I will go ahead and swatch them, probably review them as well.

Do you have any of these products or are curious as to how well they perform, let me me know. 


How to Make Homemade Face Pack for Skin Whitening

Homemade Pineapple pulp and coconut milk Skin Whitening Face Pack

• Mix 1 cup fresh pineapple pulp and 1 cup coconut milk in a jar.
• Pour the mixture as necessary in to a bowl.
• Dip clean sterile cotton balls in bowl till all mixture is soaked up.
• Place the cotton balls on the face for 20 minutes or till they are dry.
• Wash face with warm water and pat dry.
• Repeat this mixture at least 2 times in a week.

Homemade Lemon, honey and Yogurt Skin Whitening Face Pack

• Mix a tablespoon of fresh yogurt, honey and lemon juice.
• Apply the pack evenly on face and neck.
• Leave on for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Homemade Sandalwood powder, lemon and tomato juice Skin Whitening Face Pack

• One teaspoon sandal powder mixed with fresh squeeze of lemon and tomato juice.
• Make into a consistent paste. Apply the pack evenly on face and neck
• Leave it on for 15 minutes or till dry and wash off with warm water

Homemade Yogurt and orange juice Skin Whitening Face Pack

• Clean your face splashing cold water.
• Make a mixture of one tablespoon of yogurt and orange juice.
• Apply the pack on face and neck using fingertips avoiding the eye area.
• Leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes and wash off with warm water.
• Repeat this regularly for 30 days for best results.


martes, 30 de julio de 2013

Recipes for Natural Homemade Peels

Fruits such as pineapple and papaya work well in at-home preparations, due to their natural enzymes and high sugar content. Strawberry and lemon juices, naturally highly acidic, are favorite add-ons to at-home peels. The most important ingredient is the cane sugar. Caster sugar (finely milled sugar) will produce results closest to those at the dermatologist’s. A superfine grind, caster sugar will dissolve better than regular cane sugar, penetrating skin cells more easily.

Skin Firming Peel

• 1 packet unflavored gelatin
• Juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange
• Heat together gently to dissolve the gelatin then let cool slightly
The gelatin has a softening effect on the skin and as it dries will help firm and tone while the lemon and orange juice will exfoliate, stimulate and diminish hyper pigmentation.

Gentle Fruit Peel
• 1 cup fresh pineapple
• 1/2 cup fresh papaya
• 1 tablespoon honey
• Puree fruit together then add the honey and mix into a smooth paste
Pineapple and papaya contain natural enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids that remove dead skin cells while the honey moisturizes the skin.

How to do it:
Mash the pineapple and papaya in a food processor and add the honey; mix it well
Spread this mix with your fingertips on you clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear
Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes
Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside

Anti-Wrinkle Peel

• 1/4 cucumber, peeled and seeded
• 1 egg white
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
• Puree ingredients together until mixed well
The cucumber diminishes hyper pigmentation, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles, the egg white firms and tightens, and the lemon juice exfoliates.
Leave mask on for 10-15 minutes

PH Restorative Peel

• 1 tomato, pulp only
• package unflavored gelatin
• 1 tablespoon orange juice
• Gently heat ingredients to dissolve gelatin, then puree until smooth
The tomato helps to restore the natural PH of the skin and is an excellent natural remedy for the treatment of blemishes. The gelatin helps to firm and
tone the skin while the orange juice exfoliates.
Leave mask on for 10-15 minutes 

Skin Revitalizing Peel

• 1 egg yolk
• 1 tsp honey
• 1/8 cup fresh citrus (lemon, orange or lime) juice
• 1 packet plain gelatin
• Mix together thoroughly
The egg yolk moisturizes and firms, the honey moisturizes and the citrus juice exfoliates the dead skin cells away, stimulating new cell production.
Leave mask on for 10-15 minutes

Hydrating and Moisturizing Peel

• 1/4 mashed avocado
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 1 egg white- beat until stiff
• Mix into a smooth paste
The egg white firms while the avocado reduces hyper pigmentation, moisturizes, and its’ healing properties diminish scars.
Leave mask on for 10-20 minutes 

Have you tried any of these yet?  Or are you like me that are trying them out soon, let me know your thoughts on this.