Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!!!


Wishing everyone of you the greatest comming year 2011.
I really hope that are your goals and wishes for the comming year come true for all of you.
I hope that we can all still be here sharing moments and makeup tips with eachother.
Enjoy your night tonight, have a lot of fun and we'll catch up next year lol!
HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVELIES!!!

LUV Laura!!! 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas FOTD








EYES
Primer-UDPP in Eden
Lid-Too Faced Unmentionables (Naked Palette)
Crease-Mac Cork
Highlight-Too Faced In the Buff (Naked Palette)
Inner Corner-Mac Gorgeous (Smokey Eyes Palette 2008)
Outer V-Mac Dark Devotion (Smokey Eyes Palette 2008)
Lowerlash-Mac Gorgeous and Dk Devotion
Waterline-Avon Dual Ended Eyeliner Blue
Mascara-Masybelline The Falsies Black Drama
Eyeliner-Loreal Carbon Black
Falsies-Red Cherry #46

FACE
Primer-Mark primed for perfection
Foundation-Mac Studio Fix Fluid
Contour-Mac Comfort MSF
Blush-Mac Pink Swoon
Highlight-Mac By Candlelight MSF

LIPS
Mac Blankety Lipstick
Mac Perennial High Style

 

Men and My Hubby


My Alexa

Monday, December 27, 2010

My Christmas Gift

Hello Lovelies!
I hope you all had a Wonderful Christmas Weekend.
I haven't been able to Blog since my hubby accidently dropped my camera and it did not go on anymore =(
Fortunately this Christmas he replaced my
 Canon Powershot SD750



With a Canon Powershot 210IS

Powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer.

Improved Dynamic mode for enhanced image stabilization when shooting movies using the wide-angle setting.

14.1 Megapixel resolution will generate 16.5" x 23.4" prints.

28mm Wide-Angle Lens to capture more in your frame.

Large 3.0-inch wide PureColor System LCD with high resolution (230,400 dots) and wide viewing angle.

HD shooting capability at 720p with stereo sound plus HDMI output for easy playback of video and photos.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor with evolved Face Detection Technology tracks the faces of moving subjects and lets the shooter enter the frame seamlessly with Face Detection Self-Timer.

New scene modes for more creative shooting (Fisheye Effect creates a circular fish-eye appearance and Miniature Effect creates a graduated blur on outer edges of the subject).

Smart AUTO mode (22 Scene) intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on the shooting conditions of the scene as well as Face and Motion Detection.

Servo AF/AE continues to focus and track subject while pressing the shutter button halfway.

Smart Flash Exposure produces natural looking photos when using the flash to photograph subjects in strong sunlight, at a close distance to the camera, or using fill flash 



Although I miss my camera so bad, I have to Thank my hubby for replacing it with this one.
I still have to get used to it since it has soo many features, but for now I can start by going Blog Happy and start posting.

If anyone owns this camera, tips on using it will be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks for Stopping by!
LUV Laura  


 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Toni's Giveaway at Musings of an Offbeat Biped

Hi Everyone!!
Toni T. @ Musings of an Offbeat Biped,
has invited me to join her
 $25 gift card giveaway sponsored by http://shoeclips.biz/
Visit her at
To get more information, to join her and also follow her blog I just love it and her :)
Thanks Toni!!

Thanks for Stopping By!
LUV LAURA

Monday, December 20, 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!


Wishing every single one of you a Great Holiday Season.
I really look forward on the comming year to share with eachother on our blogs just as we have up until now.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!!
LUV LAURA 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

FOTD -PLUMAGE




EYES
Primer-Scandalous ES Base
Lid-Mac Plumage
Crease-Mac One Off
Above Crease-Mac Pickle and Kid
Highlight-Mac Orb
Mascara-Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama
Eyeliner-Avon Dual Ended Blue Side


FACE
Foundation-Mac Studio Fix Fluid
Powder-Artistry Ideal Dual FP
Contour-Mac Comfort MSF
Blush-NYC blush cream stick

LIPS
Mac Blankety Lipstick

Monday, December 13, 2010

Help Me Decide on Which One Please!!

So I really like two eye palette's and Im just not sure which one I should get
Can You guys Help Me out and give me advice on them Please!!

Kat Von D -Beethoven Palette-
I really like all the blues and purples on this pallete and have been wanting it for a while already.






Too Faced Naked Palette
I saw some swatches
Melisawith1S
And I just fell in love with the colors on the palette.

So Ladies please help me out on this one, which one do you all think is better?

FOTD-MAC PALETTE PASSIONS OF RED 2008 WARM EYES



EYES
Primer-Mac Painterly PP
Lid-Mac Real Drama
Crease-Gentle Heat/Warm Suede
Highlight-Sweet Joy
Lowerlash-Warm Suede
Waterline-Avon Dual Ended Eyeliner in Blue
Eyeliner-NYC in Sable
Mascara-Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama

FACE
Foundation-Mac Studio Fix Fluid
Powder-Artistry Ideal Dual Powder Foundation
Contour-Mac Comfort MSF
Blush-Mac Peachykeen

LIPS
Carmex Lip Balm


Friday, December 10, 2010

My 30th. Birthday

So I turned 30 on November 22, 2010
Yes 30!! :)
Sorry for this late post!!
Anyhow my husband, friends and family Celebrated by having me a Birthday Party!!
We all had a great time.
So here are some of the pictures taken by my aunt through out the night.
Since I LOVE Animal Print, That was the theme
Me, My Girls and my cake (made by my niece)

My Girls

My Hubby

My Aunt's Decorations

I got a bit Teary
Listening to a Speech my husband was giving

My BFF Roxy
I know this was at the end I look Soo Tired

Best part of the night was that I was able to Celebrate
 my 1st. Birthday with my Mom




Thursday, December 9, 2010

AVON DENIM QUAD REVIEW AND FOTD

As I mentioned on a previous post about Avon's True Color Eyeshadow Quads.

I will try to purchase when on sale to see the results.


Denim Quad
The colors are all very nice I am actually pleased with my purchase.
The colors are all well pigmented as with the others I have reviewed.
I have been pleased with mostly all except for the Blushing Mauves Quad.

So here are the swatches


FOTD




 EYES
Primer-Scandalous Cosmetics ES Primer
Lid-Avon 3rd. Blue from Denim Quad
Crease-Mac Well Spiced (LE)
Highlight-Sweet Joy (LE)
Lowerlash-Avon 4th. Blue from Denim Quad
Waterline-Avon Dual Ended Eyeliner in blue
Mascara-Maybelline the Falsies Black Drama

FACE
Foundation-Lancome Color Ideal
Powder-Avon Smooth Minerals Pressed Foundation
Contour-Mac Comfort MSF
Blush-NYC Cremestick in Plaza Pink

LIPS
Conditioner-eos lip balm in Summer Fruit
Lipgloss-Avon Smooth Minerals in Pink Quartz

Friday, December 3, 2010

NYC BLUSHABLE CREME STICK

Since my skin has been so dry lately, I was told that using creme products can help your makeup stay longer and not look ashy like your powder produtcs may look. So I purchased the NYC Blushable Creme Stick to try this out. I have never been a fan of creme blushes, but after trying this out I actually liked it. My blush did stay on longer and I didn't have the ashy look as I been having lately plus it is an inexpensive product for about $2.99.  They have a pretty good range of colors.
I got these in Plaza Pink which is a gorgeous soft peachy pink color. It's pretty blendable and easy to work with. The color pigmentation is good and is a biuldable color.

Application
I apply this using my Mac 131 brush which is the Duo Fibre Powder and Blush brush.
I stroke the brush over the blush a few times and apply it in circular motions on the apple of my cheeks. I then set it with my blush which is my usual Mac Pink Swoon or Peaches and  you got a nice hydrated unashy look.

This is something that so far has worked for me , I hope this can work for you guys as well.
Let me know what you think if yo have tried it or if there is anything else I can try.


I have a FOTD using this Creme Stick comming soon.
Thank You Lovelies for Stopping By
LUV Laura!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

eos lip balm-summer fruit

Product Description
eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural and parabin and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist , soft and sensationally smooth.

My Opinion
My lips have been very dried lately, so my lipgloss or lipstick do not look so good.
I saw this at CVS and I remembered all the hype on you tube so thought I may give it a try. Since this product says to be organic, it is what caught my attention. I got it in the scent Summer Fruit. It smells like peach with mango to me. After using it it did moistourize my lips, the dry skin actually went away. The packaging is catching it looks like an easter egg, my husband was kind a making fun of me when I pulled it out, and I have to hide it from my 1yr old.
Price is $3.29 but I got it free afer the extra bucks I got for buying it. So it was a good deal for me.
So far I am pleased with the results and I want to purchase other scents.

Right now I am experiencing very dry skin with this cold weather so I need you guys to help me on giving me tips of what I can use to keep my face and lips hydrated.

Thanks for stopping By
LUV Laura

Monday, November 29, 2010

MY FAVORITE MASCARAS

THE FALSIES
This is my current HG Mascara.
It gives me volume, color, curl and lenght all in one. It is just awesome.
The Brush is a spoon shaped like brush, you can use it in different ways to get different effects.
This give me that dramatic look I love to add to my looks.

 L'OREAL CARBON BLACK
This is also a great mascara for volume, lengh and pigmentation.
I have put this aside since the Falsies came out but will definetly keep using it.

the COLOSSAL
This is the same effect as the Falsies except that the brush is different. It is a large thick brush, I do believe that the shape of the brush helps the effect your mascara gives you.


So far these are my 3 favorite mascaras. I have to say my all time favorite has always been the Maybelline brand. I honestly have never been tempted to buy an expensive brand.
 I'm happy with these.

Well let me know what you guys think, or what else is out there that I haven't tried that can be good as well.
Looking forward on your comments.
Thanks for Stopping by!
LUV Laura

Thursday, November 25, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!


So I wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Wish you all the Best of Everything.
Today is a day to be Thankful  for what God has given us.

So I'm Thankful for
My Family-My 2 daughters and My Husband without them I wouldn't be me.
 I love them with all my heart and There is no day that goes by where I don't Thank God for having them in my life.
Health-I'm thankful for my health and my familie's health as well.
Friends-I have had many situations were I have given up on friendship but I have kept in my life those who I consider True Friends. So I am Thankful for the few True Friends that I have.
My Mother and Father I am thankful for both, although I wasn't raised with both my parents on the same home since my father raised me, I have to Thank them both for giving me life and being my parents.
Family-I am thankful for all the Aunts, Uncles, Cousins My grandmamas I am fortunate to still have both my Grandmamas.  My 3 brother's and Sister.

Overall I am Thankful for What God has given me...

So Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Bloggin is just a way to get away from everything for a while, you meet new great people everyday and
 I guess
 I am Thankful for all you guys too!! ;)

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone
Luv Laura!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

EVERYDAY SMOKEY EYES






EYES
Primer-Mac Painterly PP
Lid-Mac Folie
Crease-Mac Soft Brown
Above Crease-Mac Kid
Lowelash-Mac Delt PP
Highlight-Mac Vanilla
Eyeliner-NYC liquid eyeliner in Sable
Waterline-Avon Dual Ended Eyeliner in Navy
Mascara-Mark Make it Big

FACE
Foundation-Revlon PhotoReady
Powder-Artistry Ideal Dual
Contour-Mac Enough Said Beauty Powder
Blush-Mac Prim & Proper

LIPS
Artistry Lip Conditioner
Mac Cremesheen Lipgloss in You've Got It

ARTISTRY LIP CARE KIT

Product Description
Helps to revitalize, hydrate and pamper your lips.
Blue Tube is the Lip Polish-Gently exfoliates removes dead skin instantly revealing softly smooth lips.
Pink Tube is the Lip Conditioner-Creamy lip conditioner that delivers hydration with the benefit of antioxidants and Vitamins A & E
Price $20.00

At this time of the year my skin starts misbehaving so bad.
 My skin gets extremely dry.
I have been purchasing products from the line of Artistry and until now I have been satisfied with the results of most of the products I have purchased.
On to the review
Lip Polish-Lately I wasn't able to wear lipstick or lipgloss because my dead skin from my lips just showed and nothing seemed to make it better.
using this polish removed the dead skin and left my lips soft and smooth.
Lip conditioner-This is a creamy formula that hydrates my lips instantly I carry this with me everywhere now.
its not sticky, does not  have a bad smell and it really works.
This product is a bit pricey but I really don't regreat buying it as it helped my dried lips.

I hope this helps and if any of you is familiar with this product line give it a try.
I know they have a website and now there are representatives out there like with avon.  

Thanks for Stopping By
LUV Laura!!




Sunday, November 7, 2010

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad

 My friend ordered a  True Color Quad in Purple Haze and the colors were super pigmented and very nice, so I ordered 2 of the Color Quads
Mocha Latte
Romantic Mauves



MOCHA LATTE
This quad is actually my favorite between the 2 I purchased.
Color pigmentation is Good better with a base though.
Lasting Power well I used it and it stayed on all day but again I used and ES base
I was able to call them a dupe for some of the Mac eyeshadowas I own.
 Top row
1st. color is similar to Mac's Shroom
2nd. color is similar to Mac's Cork
Bottom row
3rd. color is in between  Mac's Woodwinked and Satin Taupe
4th. color is similar to Mac's Charcoal



ROMANTIC MAUVES
I have to say only the 1st. top color has good pigmentation.
The rest of the colors are not very good.
You can still achieve a good eyeshadow look if you wear a base and work with it for a while to build color.
Great for a soft look you may want to wear on a casual day.

I only found 2 of these colors that can dupe Mac's Eyeshadows
Bottom Row
1st. color is similar to Mac's Shale
2nd. color is similar to Mac's Trax
 The color is very alike and it has the gold glitter specs on it like Trax


This is Purple Haze
It kind of reminds me of Mac's Togetherness Trio from In the Groove Collection
Pigmentation is just Gorgeous


I have order the Denim Blue and Earthones Quad
I will make a review once I receive them.

Hope you all enjoyed this review.
more Avon reviews on the way.

Luv Laura




Saturday, November 6, 2010

FOTD-SMOKE & MIRRORS





FACE
Foundation-Artistry Balancing Foundation
Powder-Artisry Ideal Dual Foundation Powder
Contour-Mac Springshine Blush Ombre
Blush-Mac Pink Swoon

EYES
Primer-Mac Painterly PP
Lid-Mac Wide Eyed Wonder (Smoke & Mirrors Palette)
Crease-Mac Smoke & Mirrors
Above Crease-Mac Gentle Heat (Warm Eyes Palette 2008)
Highlight-Mac Orb
Lowerlash-Mac Grand Entrance (Warm Eyes Palette 2008)
Eyeliner-Wet n' Wild Black liquid liner
Mascara-Mark Make it Big
Waterline-Avon Dual ended liner in Blue and Mark no place to run eyeliner in Indigo Girl
False Lashes Red Cherry #115

LIPS
Mac You've Got it Cremesheen Lipgloss (LE)