Sunday, July 31, 2011

Vanity No Apologies Giveaway :)

Hey girls,
I'm working on some videos so I probably won't do another post in two days ...

meanwhile checkout this giveaway :)

marla :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Boobies !

Hey girls,

I recently found a way to make your boobs look 100x better ... I know this post is kind of strange ha ha but just go with it :)

I went to Victoria's Secret and I looked for an amazing bra that would lift and make my .. breasts .. look bigger (lol awkward)

I didn't find my magical bra :(

But after that I went to Macy's and found this, Strap Solutions :)

It gathers your bra straps in the back and at the same time lifts and tightens your bra :)
There is a whole line of products dedicated to fixing your bra problems, and I am excited to try all of them (or most at least)

And get this, it was only 8.00 !!!!!! :) That's nothing compared to what I would have spent on a Victoria's Secret Bra ! :)

So just wanting to share that with you girls :)

Hope it wasn't too weird lol

Bras & Kisses,


The Effects of Makeup

These 3 pictures are from a collection MAC will release, they are all the same women; just different looks..

Looking at these pictures reminds me why makeup makes me feel so happy and passionate...
It can change and transform you in almost unreal ways, the power of makeup is immense....

When people ask me what I find so amazing about makeup or what I like about it, I honestly don't have a straight answer. It just fills me with joy when I'm able to transform myself and other people.

It gives me the power to change and alter the outer part of someone and give them the confidence to take on any event or task.

Makeup is a big part of my life, it is something that I think about throughout the day...
I think of new techniques, looks, or products...

Every day I deal with people that are close to me that judge what I love, they tell me natural is better...

And yet they don't understand what it feels like to empower women & myself...

I hope one day to be able to use my knowledge to help women feel more beautiful, confident, and powerful...

Makeup is not a mask or something to hide behind, it's something that helps you shine more brighter than you already do ..

I am so happy I am able to share my thoughts, opinions, and creativity with a group of girls that shares my same passion.

I am very excited for this collection and you can see all the products and more details on Beautylish... :)

Has anyone ever judged you because you wear makeup ?
Share your story with me I'd love to know... 




This is a limited edition collection & I am super excited for this giveaway :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

don't be a drag, just be a QUEEN :)

Hey Girls,
Hola Chicas,

I was inspired to do this look by a lot of things, one was Petrilude from Youtube & another was the past dior runway looks (which are crazy) !

Estuve inspirada por muchas cosas cuando hice este look, una es Petrilude de Youtube y otra son los looks de pasarela de Dior :)

Hope you enjoy and get inspired to do something different

Espero les guste y se inspiren para hacer algo diferente :)


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Makeup & Hair Favorites :)

As I promised here are my favorites for the month of July,
I posted up my skincare favorites here

let's get started:


  • Jordana Oil-Free Liquid Foundation in Toast 06 

I'm doing a review on this foundation soon :)

  • ELF lip stain in Mysterious; an amazing nude color that isn't too nude...
  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara; makes my lashes lonnnng and separates them..
  • MAC eyeshadow in Nylon; a whitish-yellowish frost color that I use all over my lid 
  • Jordana blush in Rouge; hot pink color that looks amazing ! 
  • ELF Golden Bronzer; shimmery bronzer that adds an amazing glow & bronze to your face...

These are the things I've used on an average day this month :)


  • Redken Shine Flash 02

I will be doing a more extensive review on this when I receive my next birchbox :)

Sorry I didn't include pictures :s
I am kinda rushed :)

Hope you enjoy :)


Fake Bloggers...Please Read !

So I recently came across something really disturbing....
A blog which I had been following has been using/copying posts from the MakeupGeek site and posting them as her own....
As a devoted blogger and reader I found this to be shady and not at all ethical or professional...

I know its "just a blog" but at least have the nerve to link back to the original place you received information from...

I'm not writing this post to bash on that blogger therefore I will not post her name...
If you are really interested in knowing you can email me personally ...

Please excuse this little rant, but I am appalled ..


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Favorites of the Month :) (part 1 skincare)

Hey Girls,
I wanted to share my top products for the month of July, I know the month isn't over yet but I couldn't wait to do my first favorites of the month :)
I'm breaking it up in two parts body and skincare, and makeup and hair care :)

Body Products:

Victorias Secret Body Lotion in Love Spell,
this lotion smells so delicious and has become my favorite.. can you believe I would almost never put lotion on? I just don't like the sticky feeling, but this product absorbs into my body super fast !

Victorias Secret Body Spray in Love Spell,
I spray this all over my body after I apply lotion to freshen up and make the smell last longer :)

I have also been using the foot care products from AVON, my feet are so much softer and nicer and they aren't dry anymore :)
you can read more about my spa day using those products here

My perfume of choice for the past 3 months now has been Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture :)
it smells A M A Z I N G !


I received two samples from Estee Lauder, the Idealist Even Skin Tone Illuminator and the Day Wear Sheer Tint Release Advanced Multi Protection Anti Oxidant Moisturizer and I loved them both. I think I will purchase them soon. The moisturizer is  amazing it is gray when you first look at it and as you apply it the color adapts to your skin I really recommend it :)

I have also been using the Origins No Puffery eye cream, its amazing ! :D

enjoy :)
i will post the other part tomorrow :)


Not Your Ordinary .. Giveaway !

Not Your Ordinary Beauty Queen is hosting a not so ordinary giveaway !
She is giving away a beautiful necklace from the House of Harlow 1960...
You can read more about it by clicking the picture below :)


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bird Inspired Pictorial: Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Hey Gals,
I know I have been neglecting to do my monthly bird inspired tutorials, I'm sorry...
If you didn't know about these let me explain:
I wanted to do a look inspired by nature and instead of picking flowers which is what people usually do I decided to pick Birds:)

So far I've done 3, click on the names to see the blogpost:
Cedar Waxwing
Downy Woodpecker
Baltimore Oriole

This month the inspiration was the Ruby Throated Hummingbird :)
Hummingbirds are gorgeous and full of color ! The picture I got inspiration from had a hummingbird with obviously a ruby color on it's chest, black on its head, and blue, green, and purple tones in different parts of it's tiny body :)

I hope you guys like what I've came up with, and maybe you can recreate a look using the picture as inspiration and email it to me :)

MARLAANDMAKEUP@GMAIL.COM (in case your wondering)

I didn't use the ruby color in my eyes instead I used it on my lips, just a little twist I added to this monthly look :)

Do you guys enjoy these bird inspiration looks?
Let me know your thoughts:)

Marla & Birdy :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Challenge: Look #2

Hey Girls:)
Hola Chicas:)

Second look completing my makeup challenge ..

Segundo look haciendo mi desafío .. 

Check out my original blogpost here : HERE

Miren el post original aki: HERE

Here are the pics:) I used Clinique Color Surge Duo in Rosewine

Aki estan las fotos:) Use el duo de Clinique en Rosewine 

Super basic look, mostly a lash look :)

Look super basico, mas bien se trata de las pestanas :) 


Sigma Brush Giveaway

Lipgloss Love Affair is hosting a Sigma Giveaway...

I have not had the chance to buy sigma brushes yet, so any giveaway there is really gets me excited !

Let me know your thoughts on Sigma... What are your favorite brushes ?



I'm On Bloglovin ! :)

<a href="">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

check  me out !

also don't forget to check me out on twitter and beautylish...


Friday, July 22, 2011

Challenge: Look #1

Hey girls, 
Hola Chicas,

today is my first post doing my makeup challenge I proposed recently :) 

ahora es el primer día que hago el desafío que propuse :) 


use el compacto de MARK COSMETICS 

hope you enjoyed...
espero que les guste ...

marla :) 

MAC Me Over (Fall Collection)

Hey Girls,
I recently read an article on beautylish about the new MAC Me Over collection that comes out this fall (August 25 - September 2011 ) and I haven't been this excited for a collection in a long time !

BTW CLICK HERE to go to my beautylish page.

This collection is special because they used R E A L people for the campaign, real people like you and me.
Not gorgeous models, actresses, or singers... but actual people.
To pick them MAC held a contest, 6 lucky people were chosen :)

MAC Me Over's Motto is - Style, Heart, and Soul - 

This should not only be MAC'S motto but everyones motto...

STYLE; as a beauty blogger I understand how important style is to one's life, express yourself and be yourself those are the 2 key parts.... I don't worry about what people will think about my Neon lipstick, I don't care if people think that my blue eyeshadow should have stayed back in the 70's ... Be who y o u want to be and don't give a **** what people think :)

HEART; put your all into anything you do... without heart nothing will achieve it's ultimate greatness...

SOUL; passion, love, and determination.... I feel that my passion for makeup drives my heart and soul and helps me be a better person everyday.... Never give up if you feel your heart is in the right place.
Whatever feels good in your heart and gut is what you should do....

Never let anyone bring you down babes ! :)

I wanted to use this opportunity to not only talk about the MAC collection but also motivate and inspire you...
Everyday some people are only looking to do harm... but just let it slide right off you and keep doing your thing... 

Love & power,


i'm on beautylish girls :)
i'm still trying to see how it works and stuff so bear with me,
my link is:

check it out and follow me, i'll definitely follow back :D

also don't forget about my twitter:!/MarlaAndMakeup


Oily Skin? I got your remedy!

Hey gals,

Do you suffer from oily skin?
Does your makeup look bad after only an hour?
Are your pores big?

Have you answered yes to any of these questions ?
THEN YOU NEED TO TRY... lol jk :)
i'm just being silly... but really ...

my remedy is:

This is originally meant as an antacid or laxative, you can purchase it at your local pharmacy.. and it doesn't have to be this brand (although I do recommend Phillips) 

All you have to do is apply it as a face mask nightly, let it sit for 10 minutes and then wash it off...

you can also apply this as a primer, just make sure you blend it well and apply a very thin layer because it can show a white cast on the face... 

I have also read that you can apply it onto your scalp to reduce or get rid of dandruff, although I haven't done it on myself... 

To get a temporary "face lift" and reduce the look of pores you can rub ice on your face for 5-10 minutes, this will cause the pore to shrink and appear smaller...Tyra Banks shared this tip on her show :P 

Hope this helped !
I will try to do more skin care posts :)


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Challenge? (spanish & english)

Hey Gals,
Hola Chicas,

I've noticed lately that I always gravitate towards the same products, whether it's a certain foundation or a certain eyeshadow... Em' from Beauty Broadcast called it a "makeup rut"....

He notado que he estado usando los mismos productos muy continuamente, estoy como estancada....

And I want to challenge myself to use a different product everyday....

Y quiero desafiar me a probar un producto diferente todos los dias...

So each day I will use a different palette, blush, or lipstick...

Todos los días usare un producto diferente....

And each day I will try to post a picture of a new look I come up with, if I'm not posting of anything else :)

Y todos los dias pondre fotos de un look diferente, si es que no hago un post de algo mas :) 




Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Hey Guys :)
So I wanted to tell you that I finally jumped on the Twitter Band Wagon :)

I would love it if you guys would comment your Twitter Account name so I could follow you and in return you could follow me ...

I will be posting ...

  • beauty tips & tricks

  • updates on new posts

  • and some personal things :) 

    • Monday, July 18, 2011

      Burt's Bee Giveaway :)

      Sweet as Honey is hosting a giveaway of Burt's Bee Items :)

      she is giving away:

      Burt’s Bees Hand Salve

      Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

      Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream

      Burt’s Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Hand Cream

      Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream

      Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil 

      click here to go to giveaway page

      Sunday, July 17, 2011

      look of the day #7: pink glitter lips :)

      PINK GLITTER, a girls best friend :)

      Hey Gals,
      I recently showed you the pink glitter I bought from NYX cosmetics, and I already used it for a look :)
      I love how fine it is :)
      It is much better quality than the Sally Beauty Supply Glitter I've used :)

      I also did thick liner and a frosty pink shadow :)
      I love how this look came out !


      Saturday, July 16, 2011

      the super duper hello kitty giveaway !

      check out


      Heart Kristel's Giveaway !

      Check out this giveaway ! :)


      click the pic 


      closet voyage is having an immense giveaway !


      Sinful Colors Nail Polish Swatch & Review

      Hey Gals :) 

      Product Description: 

      OH LA LA Nail Polish: a beautiful coral color, perfect for summer. 

      Cream Pink Nail Polish: A neon pink color, also perfect for summer or when you want something bright. 

      You can purchase these at Rite Aid, Walgreens, Amazon, or Ebay :) 
      I purchased it for 1.99 but keep in mind that the prices can vary... 

      My Thoughts: 
      I think that this is an exceptionally good product, I'm not so much of a nail polish fiend as I am a makeup one so I don't invest in high end brands and I think that these are perfect for people that want a vast variety of colors yet don't want to spend too much. 
      The pigmentation is great, I only used two coats of nail polish and one coat of top coat. 
      They also dry incredibly fast, I noticed that they have a kinda funky smell and are not shiny on their own. But that is the only con I found :) 

      sorry i had to use my toes lol 

      Super quick review ha ha, sorry :s 

      Wednesday, July 13, 2011

      Any Advice ?

      I want to start doing more tutorials and videos but I wanted to get some advice on which camera I should get, the one I currently use is not even worth mentioning ha ha...
      So which camera do you recommend ?
      Something I can film and take pictures with would be awesome :)

      And here are some inspiration pictures just to make this post a bit more interesting ha ha :)

      If you recreate any of these looks post them up :)

      btw these are pictures i found looking through the internet, i don't own any rights over them :)