Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bath and Body Works NEW and Improved Shower Gel

Influenster sent me a mini of the new Bath and Body
Works Shower Gel and I am even in more love than before!
The formula has been re-formulated and it has added shea butter!

The new formula is even more moisturizing than before and of
course the smell is delicious! I had actually featured Sensual Amber in
my June favorites. Influenster sent me Twilight Woods which 
reminds me of berries and such. It smells delicious!

I definitely recommend Bath and Body Works shower gels!
You can also use them as bubble baths! 
They lather amazingly and the smell definitely
lingers on your body all day!

They are usually around $11.00 for the full size
or $5.00 for the mini. 

Here is my empty Sensual Amber bottle and
my 3/4 full Twilight Woods :( lol 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fall into Love Tutorial

This specific tutorial was requested on one of the hauls
I did recently.... 
But I did change the look a bit in order to make it better and prettier.
I love how this tutorial came out and I think I will film like this more often!
I think the colors are perfect for fall hence the Fall into Love name :)

Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation 
MAC Blunt Blush
Milani's Corralina Blush
MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle

Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner
Maybelline So Pearly Lipstick
NYC Nude New York Lip Gloss

ELF Eyelid Primer
Color Tattoo in Bold Gold
Smashbox Cream Eye Liner in Image
Starlooks Eye Shadow in Gold Dust
Majorca Majolica Eye Quad- The dark shadow
Sleek Oh So Special Palette
MUFE Aqua Black Cream Liner
Mirabella Lash Essentials Mascara
Model21 Lashes in #43+45 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Color Burst! +Updates!

I felt like wanting to play with color recently, I 
finally used my Heartbreaker Palette from Sugarpill. 
I am in love with it although one thing I would change from this look is 
to add a bit of shimmer somewhere... sometimes matte colors
look a bit too flat... What are your thoughts on matte shadows?

How have you guys been? Is the transition
back into school easy? I am having trouble because I 
have a ton of hard classes. I refuse to leave my blog unattended
though! I am excited for my last year of high school... 
I have plenty of exciting tutorials and looks cooking up 
and I wanted to at least post 2-3 videos a week. 

Maybe one on Monday... one on Wednesday... 
and one on Saturday. How does that sound?

Products Used:
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
Youngblood HD Powder 
MAC Blunt Blush
Jordana Lip Liner in Superstar
Wet and Wild Lipstick in Dollhouse Pink
Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette: Acidberry and Velocity
Suparpill Buttercupcake Eye Shadow
Sleek Oh So Special Palette: top row leftmost eye shadow (as a highlight)
ELF Liquid Liner 
Mirabelle Lash Essentials

Check out some of my recent videos:

An intro to my channel... :) 
With a compilation of all of my looks. 

Swap with my friend Angel in the Phillippines :) 

Starlooks Starbox for August :) 

Sultry Bronze Eye Shadow Tutorial 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Starlooks August Starbox!

This month was the first month that Starbox did a 
"special edition box" and I was super excited for it! 
I did like the box a lot but not as much as my other past boxes...

The box was centered around Lauren Bradley, a designer
that will be releasing a lingerie line very soon, and it contained 
products that were said to be used in her pictures. The box
came with a small bio about Lauren and also a collectible picture
that was signed by her... (although I didn't really see the point of it jiji) 
It was a nice touch, nevertheless. 

Basic Info:
Starbox is a monthly subscription program that sends you 3-4
products a month for the cost of $15.00 + $1.98 shipping.
The products are all from the Starlooks cosmetic line and they
have sent products like eye shadows, brushes, and lipsticks. 
Check it out here:  

The first product I opened up was the Pink Petal Rose lipgloss
which is a medium blue toned pink lipgloss... 
I think the packaging is gorgeous on all of the products and I 
really enjoyed this lipgloss. Although I must admit that I am not much
of a lipgloss girl... I did think it was a bit too tacky for my liking.
Also, when I first opened it the stopper came out and made a mess :( 

The next product I was really happy to receive because I do
not own a lot of gel eye liners. This particular one called Sculpture is a 
graphite grey color that has a metallic finish. It is extremely smooth and pigmented
but it does not last long on my lid without smudging which is a shame :(
I will still definitely wear it as an eye shadow base though. 

I also received the medium angle brush (#831) which I noticed
was different than all the other brushes everyone else received...
everyone received the #844 which is a bit thinner and smaller. I was
not that pleased with the inconsistency but I contacted the company
and they assured me the quality was the same and they had run out
of brushes. Of course I think they should have included a note of some
kind in my box but, hey!... The brush itself is nice! A bit too big for precise 
application of eye liner but I liked it for my lips and brows. 

Overall this box was good! I like how they send a menagerie of 
products although I think if the lip gloss was red it would have been better :)

If you sign up and want to use my affiliate name feel free...
its just "Marla" and you enter it during checkout... I am 
affiliated with the company but I paid for this box. All
thoughts are my own :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tanned and Toasty LOTD :)

I went shopping recently and I wore a simple look ... I 
am in the middle of finishing up foundation samples so 
I wore this Laura Mercier foundation that is about 2 or 3 shades
darker than me. I think I look pretty good tan ;) 

Products Used:
Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation 
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in #2
Youngblood HD Powder
Sallly Hansen Summer Bronzer
MAC High Tea
Clear Lip Gloss 
NYC Taupe Brow Pencil
Color Elation Shadow in: White Sating and Mocha
Mirabella Lash Essentials Mascara

I also wanted to give you all an update on my blog sale!
I lowered the prices and extended the sale to international
as well! Click the tab that says blog sale to check it out!

My Swap with Angel!

I recently posted about the awesome things that Angel sent me
from the Philippines and now she posted what I sent her from the US...
So definitely check out her blog! She is such a sweetie pie and is uber nice!

Also, let me know if your interested in doing a swap!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

MASSIVE Collective Makeup Haul | August 2012

I have bought so much makeup this month... but you 
can never have enough if your an addict like me ;) ha ha!
All of the things in this haul were purchased by me with exception of 
the Sugarpill items... I explain in my video that I received
the through the referrals I made to the Beautylish website :) 

I hope a lot of you got credits in the Beautylish store! 
Please let me know if you want a review on any of 
the products shown here... I will probably do a review on
the MUFE Waterproof Eye Liner very soon! 

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Purchased at Sephora. $23.00

Sephora Professional Brushes. Both for $30.00
They were 50% off! I was so happy I got them on sale!

Mini UD Primer Potion $9.00
And FREE Anastasia Clear Brow Gel 
with 100 Sephora Points

Hello Kitty car decal, ring, and paper ... All for $14.00
Purchased at a Toy Store at Viejas Casino Outlets :)

Small spice compartment carrier purchased at a kitchen store
for $1.99. I use this to store eye lashes. 

Wal-Mart essentials: Cotton rounds and makeup q-tips.

Milani Corralina Baked Blush $7.00

Milani Olympian Blue Eye Shadow $5.00

Milani Brow Tint Pen $5.99

Revlon ColorStay Powder in Light $10.00

Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in Light/Medium $9.00

ELF Makeup Mist and Set $3.00 

China Glaze Mahogany Magic $4.99
on sale at Ulta

Ulta Extreme Wear Matte Mousse Blush 

Essence Volumizing Lash Powder

Sugarpill Eye Shadows in Tako and @#$%! 
@#$%! is a limited edition shadow!
Tako was $12.00 and @#$%! was free because of 
a special offer!

Porcelain lashes $6.00 

V lashes $8.00

Heartbreaker Palette $34.00 

Thats it! Let me know your thoughts on any of these
products or what you want to see a review on! :)