Monday, December 15, 2014

Sephora and My Birthday Month

Well, It is finally here ,9 days before my Birthday!
So you know I wanted to get my Sephora Beauty Insider gift I recently posted briefly about on my other Sephora post. lol

But yesterday in the mail I received yet another mailer from Sephora it was for a free Beauty Insider Shopper Bag.
These mailers can only be redeemed at a Sephora in a JC Penny. Thankfully I live in walking distance from  one. Oh Oh! lol

Don't forget to check your mailbox of this mailer containing this cute freebie:)
The bag is very cute with the Sephora theme logo  and colors. I realized if you fold it up it does get crinkly but oh well its not meant to last forever. Its great to put in your extra bags when you are shopping. It's more Like a sturdy paper bag material but it still looks cute and sylish.

Here is the pic of the mailer coupon

Here is the Shopping Bag

Ok now on to my next Freebie,  the Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday freebie that you too can sign up for.
Here's the link to do it now for Free:) Sephora Beauty Insider

My Birthday Gift was a mini Makeup Forever mascara and lippie set.
It is very nicely packaged and it shows the goodies on the front of the box, so there will be no surprises.

First is the lipstick in a coppery pink color that is universal with everyones skin tone.
The color is named Rouge Artist Natural N9. When I paired it with my Milani Spice Liner it came off as a softer light reddish bronzy color. It totally does have that lipstick smell to it but it was still pleasant and it glided on smoothly and felt moisturizing.

Next in the set is the makeup Forever black Mascara in Smoky Extravagant!

Here in the pic I curled my lashes and used 2 coats of the Makeup Forever mascara on my right eye. You see a dramatic difference in length it gave to my lashes . Although it did not make them look fuller but it did lengthen them. 

I am very pleased with my Sephora Gift and I hope you too can get yours on time for your bday:)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Billion Dollar Brows and Giveaway!

Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes 

Billion Dollar Brows know their stuff when it comes to Eyebrows. Why? Because that's what they specialize in. The Founders Bill and Natalie made this company into a worldwide success but their humble beginnings began in their living room apartment in Los Angeles. Their business mindset was that , they wanted to create a conditioning treatment to help restore eyebrows that were thin and sparse. What passion and what a concept that would revolutionize the Brow Industry. Their idea came to life with their Brow Boost Gel that launched the company to great heights from appearing on TV , having boutiques , training in seminars and selling a complete range of products. 

I was given the opportunity to test their products and this one is the Billion Dollars Brow Best Sellers Kit.

The Kit retails for $34.99 and it Includes 5 Products including a sharpener which makes it a Special Holiday Limited Edition Kit.

The Set contains:

A Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil - a unique product that will set you free from the headache of finding cosmetics that match your hair color. Universal Brow Pencil is a mechanical, self-sharpening pencil which goes on smooth and natural for all hair colors and skin tones. 
I really like this pencil not only that it is very easy to use but it is creamy and very easy to blend.

A Billion Dollar Brows Brow Gel Clear - an effective formula that will lock in your look, giving your eyebrows a long-lasting, radiant glow while keeping them perfectly in place all day. It’s the perfect finishing touch for giving your brows a polished, perfectly manicured look. Plus, it is a guarantee the Brow Gel never flakes. (I hate flaky Brows)

A Billion Dollar Brows Brow Duo Highlighter - an amazing and unique two in one highlighter and concealer. With this innovative pencil you can get picture perfect brows. Brow Duo Highlighter allows you to highlight your brow bone to add gorgeous definition and warmth. Works with any skin tone. Plus, for those on-the-go touchups, a handy universal concealer to the opposite end of the pencil. 

A Billion Dollar Brows Smudge Brush -  for applying Brow Highlighter. This flat, synthetic brush is the ideal mate for applying creamy cosmetics like our Brow Duo Pencil. Although this brush is wide it really is soft and not stiff and it allows the blending purpose to go smoothly with the pencil and the highlighter duo.

And lastly a Billion Dollar Brows Pencil Sharpener - perfect for your Duo Highlighter.

Here are the pretty Pictures of this Fabulous Kit

I also included a little video to demonstrate how easy it was to use and the great results it gave me.

 The Billion Dollar Brows Sellers kit and the complete range can be found on their website and salons all over the globe at Billion Dollar Brows

A Fun Before and After video collage with Billion Dollar Brows

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Urban Decay Flipside Eyes

It has been a while I have not used my Urban Decay book of shadows. But tonight I'm using Flipside (a beautiful turqouis) because I'm off to a special date with my hubby so I wanted to make my eyes pop with Color! Down below you will see all the products I used to achieved this Colorful Beauty look. Oh, Although the Book of shadows is no longer available, you can always search for it on Ebay and Amazon or look for the single eyeshadow pot in Flipside as well. I also decided to try the trial size of the the BB Cushion from Laniege I received in my Target Beauty Box as well. Hope you like it! :)

Youtube: Marian aka The Colorwheelgallery
Facebook: The Color Wheel Gallery

Products used on the Hues:

Eye primer: Elf
Lids: Urban Decay Flipside
Brow Bone: Wet n Wild Brûlée
Crease: Urban Decay Mushroom
Inner Corner: Urban Decay Flipside
Lower Lash Line: Urban Decay Flipside and Urban Decay Mushroom
Liner: Starlooks in Obsidian Kohl Eyeliner smudged with Urban Decay Perversion shadow
Mascara: Bella Eleganze 

Face Products:
Foundation: Laneige BB Cushion
Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser in Light/Medium
Blush: Be A bombshell Cosmetics Sweet Cheeks
Highlight: The Balm Cosmetics Mary Lou -Manizer on cheeks and nose

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Tami Jade Cosmetic Brushes

Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes 

Recently Tami Jade from Tami Jade Cosmetics in London sent me her new 7 Piece Makeup Brush Set.
They came nicely packaged with the product shown on it and on the back it details what brushes are enclosed and their purpose. 
In my experience with Makeup Brushes, they don't have to be used solely for one purpose, I like to use brushes than can be versatile for other applications. This is the case with the Tami Jade Brushes.

First off, these brushes are very soft and they do not shed. Big plus! And second they look classy and sleek and they have the Tami Jade logo on it, as well it comes with a faux leather Brush Roll with a plastic covering to protect the brushes. 

I did do a full face with these beautiful synthetic brushes and I have to say I was really impressed. They applied and packed on very well. 

The Tami Jade Makeup Brush Set retails $39.97 and it consists of:

A Powder Brush which I used to put on my mineral loose Powder
An Angled Blush Brush that I used to put on my Blush and Highlight Powder (Dual Purpose)
A Foundation Brush which was very thin compared to the bristles in my other foundation brushes but it still did a great job with blending in my concealer again Dual purpose for concealer and foundation

A Concealer Brush which I used to apply my eyeshadow to my Browbone, I had no clue this was for concealer but again dual purpose for face and eyes
A Small Eyeshadow Brush which I used as a detailed brush for my lower lash line 
An Angled Eyebrow Brush that can also be used as a gel Eyeliner Brush
And lastly the seventh brush from this collection the Tami Jade Large Eyeshadow brush which packed on the shadow and applied with ease.

Overall, I am very pleased with The Tami Jade Brush Set although they should have included an Eyeshadow Blending Brush I give it 5 stars! My makeup application was easy and with the brushes being so soft without shedding I was having a pampering experience.

These brushes are 100% cruelty free and they work with powder and cream products.

Here are some pics so you can see these brushes close up.
You can visit Tami Jade here

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sephora Gives Beauty Insiders Free Bare Minerals

I recently mentioned in a previous blog post about Sephora and the free goodies they give their Beauty Insiders.
Well, another Sephora catalogue was sent to my mailbox and I had no clue what it was. These catalogues come in different shapes and sizes so I was not sure there was a free product offered on this one since the other came in the form of a postcard and this one like a magazine. So I decided to check the back of it and Bam! Another Beauty Insider Freebie. Yay! But this time from Bare Minerals. I was excited because the only thing I own from Bare Minerals is their new eye base I received in my Ipsy bag. But this offer was a trial size 0.3 grams of their loose powder foundation , a 4.5 ml Prime Time foundation primer and a surprise sample sticker filled with some of their new liquid foundation called Bare Minerals BareSkin.

The lady at the Sephora counter in JC Penny had a box of these packets with certain colors and I chose the closest to my skin tone in medium beige. The face primer is universal meaning it has no color and it's a white silky gel like texture and the Bareskin is in the color Bare Natural 07 and the loose powder foundation in Medium Beige which has a soft and silky smooth texture.

I personally do not wear liquid foundation anymore especially because of the climate I live in but I will wear it on occasion. I do choose to wear Mineral Powder foundation whether it be loose or pressed. As for face primers I do not wear it anymore since stopping the liquid foundation but I decided to redeem this little freebie to test it out and to show my viewers so you too can be aware of it and redeem one.

The loose powder foundation is good for about 3 applications and the primer a little more because all you need is a little of it and the sticker sample 1 use.

Here is what the magazine looks like incase you see it in your mailbox. Unfortunately, I passed on a Mag like like this last time not knowing there was a freebie on it or if there were any I would never know but now I am keen to these Sephora mailers and will always check before throwing them away.
So don't throw them away! lol

If you're not a Beauty Insider sign up it's free! So you too can be surprised with goodies especially on your birthday:)

Here's the Cover of the Catalogue

The back of the Catalogue I had to hide my address so why not with a cute sticker:)

These are the pamphlets that came with the goodies:)

Voila! the Bare Minerals samples

Monday, November 24, 2014

Victoria Secret's Birthday Gift and Secret Rewards Card Offer For Free!

Victoria Secret's has been good to me these couple of months:) I'm not a regular customer but boy they have pulled me in. Recently I have been getting pamphlets in my mail box with coupons for free undies and you know those can be expensive. So what do I do? Reedem them of course !

I recently bought a pair for a 6 dollar special they had and I entered my info on thier computer. Then I bought a fragrance set for my kid's gym teacher and entered my info again and with that purchase, I got the secret rewards card they offer throughout the holidays for a purchase of 10 Dollars and more which can be worth up to 500 dollars off! I wish lol

Side note they are still available 

So that was another good thing that I received from V.S. 
Undies and a secret card that has cash value, it's still a surprise until the promotion ends!

And now today I received yet another surprise from them. I just got this pamphlet in the mail for my Birthday month!!
It's a 10 off coupon off any purchase, meaning if I pick something out for 10 bucks in thier store or online , most likely in store because I have one nearby, I can get that product free!!!

sweet! Oh and off a 75 dollar purchase a free tote which in my opinion I don't need it or care for.

But yes make sure you enter your info on the Victoria's Secret Computer at Checkout for these types of mailings and also register on thier website! I never received anything from them until I gave them my info and signed up and now I'm sporting V.S. Happily lol.

And in another news I saw this interesting offer on a site called I Love Free Things about Victoria's Secret offering free secret rewards codes to your inbox if you email them with no subject line and no message in the body of the email 
Here's the info below :) I tried it and they said my code will be mailed to me in a couple of days. I'm still waiting so let's see! Try, It's worth a shot:)

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Product Launch of Markwin's One Direction Makeup Collection Tins and Giveaway!!!

Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes 

The Famous Markwins Company has done it again! Besides bringing us the Fabulous Wet N Wild, Physicians Formula, The Color Institute and a range of licensed collections, they have a new Product line with the Popular and totally cute boy band One Direction, consisting of Liam, Niall, Zayn, Harry and Louis.

This limited-edition beauty collection is fun, Colorful and a great keepsake for that One Direction Fan!
There are 5 Limited Edition Tins available (1 for each band member). This awesome collection will be sold November 15, 2014 At: 

Sears USA
Walmart Canada

Markwins sent me 3 Sturdy Collectible tins for testing and Reviewing purposes.
Now lets Look at what's inside the beautiful Tins.
Each Tin is autographed by the members and have a colorful appeal to them with the One Direction name.

Tins include: 6 eyeshadows, 1 eyeliner pencil, 4 Lip glosses, 1 Lip gloss Top Coat and 2 Nail Varnishes

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes

Here is what is on the inside of the tin when you take out the makeup kit
Aw a sweet Sticky Note with the words Hello Beautiful!

(Here's Niall looking through the line)

Check out My Video for Swatches of the One Direction Makeup Collection

 In my Honest Opinion I find these shadows to be silky and creamy in texture, very pigmented and beautiful. They are long wearing with minimal creasing and blend very easily and nicely. I suggest using a good eye primer for more longevity of the colors. The lip glosses smell wonderful but the pigmentation is not true to the pan. But again I treat them as glosses and not stains so you can wear them alone or on top of your lipsticks. The eyeliner is creamy but it does tend to smudge so I find it great as an eye base or to be smudged under the eye for a smoky effect. The Lip Gloss Top Coat is great and it smells like Vanilla and it gives that extra kick of shine you can wear on top of the lip glosses or wear it alone. The Nail Varnishes are beautiful and great for that lazy manicure or just for the pizazz and sparkle for that fun night out!
Overall, I am very pleased with this One Direction Kit from Markwins. I give it a rating of B+ and It makes a Great Holiday Gift this Season! 

Look Number 1: Smoky and Smoldering
On the Eyes I used on the lid: Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer
On the Crease: I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
On the Browbone: Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
I used the Eye Pencil  I Want- True matte black on top and bottom lash line and Nobody Compares- Metallic silver in the Inner Corners of the eyes
and for lips I used One Thing- Frosted pink ice

Look #2: Classy Mint Green
On the eyes: On the Lids and Inner Corners I used Same Mistakes- Metallic mint 
On the Crease I blended Nobody Compares- Metallic silver with Summer Love- Smokey purple haze 
On the Browbone: I used Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
I used the Eye Pencil  I Want- True matte black on top and bottom lash line and water line and Nobody Compares- Metallic silver layered with Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer
For the Lips: Loved You First- Bubble gum pink with the Top Coat Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

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