Friday, March 30, 2012

The Path I Am Taking....

Hey Girls!

This is not really makeup related, it more so has
to do about a decision that I feel is finally set in stone..
Some of you may know that I have been cotemplating 
becoming a dermatologist. I have a year and a half left of high 
school and then I am off to college.. It is going to be an exciting new
chapter in my life and I hope I will continue to have my blog for a
long time so that all of you may in some way come along for the ride. 
I have decided that dermatology is definitely the way to go... I love 
makeup and love how it enhances our beautiful features and helps
hide the not so beautiful feautures. But I also want to help women, men, teenagers, 
and even young children feel comfortable in their own skin. After all, the
real foundation of makeup is actually our skin. 
For a big part of my life I was never comfortable in my own skin.
It is the worst feeling in the world because you feel as if you 
were born into the wrong body.... As I have grown I have learned to 
love myself for who I am and for what I have to offer.
My curves are beautiful, my chubby hands are cute, 
and my eyes always sparkle. 
Dermatology will help me help others in a small but significant
way to accepting themselves and being happy. 
I also hope to be active in my community and begin to 
do motivational workshops helping girls with image issues. 

These are all my dreams, I hope it all works out.
I love all of you and in one form or another you all helped me find
my place in this world. 

Thank you,
Marla 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Birthday Wishes!

Hey Girls!

My birthday is coming up,
-it's on April 14th-
I am super excited and I cannot wait 
for it to get here! Initially I was going to go
to a hotel and spa for the weekend with my mom,
but we decided to go to Glendale
(which is in the LA area)
and go shopping :)

I am going to be visiting:

MAC, Sephora, Macy's, Lush, & The Body Shop!


And probably some other stores!

I am so excited to go to Lush because I have never tried their

products and I am looking to try some cool things!

My birthday wish is to have my readers recommend some 
awesome products for me to try out :) 
I did a post a while ago that was called

"Your Opinion Matters" 

I would appreciate it so much if you could leave
your suggestions on that post..
OR THIS ONE :) 

I am interested in knowing your favorite products
and possibly purchasing them!




I googled makeup cakes and one said the name Marla :)
What are your thoughts on makeup cakes? 




Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Favorite Song!

Hey Girls!

I have been getting updated on my favorite
Youtube Gurus and have noticed this commercial 
quite a lot! And to be honest I do not mind watching it 
over and over again! The song reminds me of Paris and
is so chic and cute! I think that the way they showcase all of
the different lip colors and skin tone shades is ingenious. 
As a compulsive cosmetic shopper I definitely can appreciate 
some fun, inventive advertising and I definitely prefer it to 
the over-editted and retouched picture ads in magazines....
This is seriously my theme song at the moment! 
Just thought I would share it with you all!








Classic Red.. Timeless Beauty!

Hey Girls!

I took some pictures of a classic look I did 
the other day... I smoked out some winged liner, 
defined my brows, and smacked on some red lipstick.
Classic looks are my favorite!



Products 

Revlon ColorStay in Buff
Rimmel Sun Bronze
MAC's Carbon Eye Shadow
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
Maybelline Define A Brow 
MARK's Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Sepia (brows)
Sleek Pout Paint in Pin Up


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Winnings + Small Haul

Hey Girls

I have been extremely lucky this month!Let me know what things you are interested in me reviewing!

I won Reviva Labs Goodies through Vintage Makeup

Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick
and Hypo Allergenic Macara



I won Wet & Wild nail polishes through Jessica
and she also included extra goodies! Thanks girl!

Wet & Wild Megalast Polishes in:
Wet Cement, Heatwave, 2% Milk, I Need A Refresh-Mint
Colors in:
I Red A Good Book, Haze of Love, On A Trip, Break The Ice
I am missing a polish called
"Over the Grapevine"
my sister borrowed it!

extra goodies! 
I won Novo Skincare goodies through 15 Minute Beauty



I won $25 of Too Faced Cosmetics through Beauty in NYC





MINI-HAUL!
Miss Adoro Lashes #30
Miss Adoro Lashes in #43
Red Cherry Lashes in #602

NYX African Queen Mega Shine Lipgloss 





Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Hues!

Hey Girls!

Sorry I have been gone for a couple of days,
I went to visit family in San Diego... And to be
honest I just wanted to enjoy my time down there :) 

I had a couple of posts ready to be put up, 
but decided to just post them today :)

Last week I wanted to wear a bright and bold look,
I decided on using pinks and purple and I love how the look came out!

Products Used:
Revlon Color Stay in Buff
MAC Studio Fix in NC25
Rimmel Sun Bronze 
ELF Eye Lid Primer
Mirabella Rose Gold Palette 
ELF Liquid Liner in Black
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
Select Lashes/ Whispy
Maybelline Define A Brow in Light Brown
Sleek Pout Paint in Peachy Keen






I USED THE "GILDED" AS HIGHLIGHT
"DARLING" ON INNER LID
"PRETTY EDGY" CREASE
"CULTURED" OUTER V AND LOWER LASH LINE
I am seriously loving the Rose Gold Palette!
I received it through Skincare by Alana
and I think it is perfect for spring time!





Thursday, March 22, 2012

Go Green with Me!

Hey girls!

I would love if you could check out the guest post
I did for Opal Stevens on how to be eco friendly with
by recycling your cosmetics...
I think that we all live in an earth friendly society and 
we should do our part to help out!


I am also working on a special post compiled of Spring Makeup trends!
So stay tuned!


REMINDERS: 

SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE :)
  • Vote on my poll (its on the left side of my blog)
  • Vote for my next tutorial look H E R E
  • Leave a comment with your product recommendations H E R E
Also, remember that Julep Maven is doing a sale for a penny! 
Use the code: SHAREONMARCH

And, Beautylish is opening up their online store! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Skincare by Alana: Amazing Cosmetic Site!

Hey Girls!

Recently, I was contacted by Skincare by Alana..
Their PR representative wanted to send me some things
to try and after taking a look at their extensive product lines
and the many brands they offer I was super excited about it!

They offer brands such as:
Youngblood
Mirabella
100% Pure 
GloMinerals
La Bella Donna
and many more!

They offer free shipping to everywhere in the US and
they also give you a gift depending on the amount of your order!
And I am talking about amazing gifts, not samples!

The site is ran by Alana Mitchell, she is a licensed esthetician
and she also runs a day spa in Dana Point, CA.

The testimonials on the site speak only good things, and I must 
say that so far I agree with all of them!
I am barely trying out the products but I am already loving some of 
them! The brands they offer are great because they are not brands
you can find anywhere and everywhere, I think that is what appeals 
me the most to their site:
the variety of products and brands is unbeatable!

I am going to place an order as soon as I get a chance!
Here are the products they sent me to try, please let
me know what you are interested in seeing a 
review of first!



I am sooo excited to try this out! I have heard amazing
things about Youngblood!  

The GloMinerals eye shadows are simply gorgeous!
They are perfect for smokey eyes!
The picture of La Bella Donna Lipgloss in Incredibly Beautiful
somehow didn't get pictured lol :/ It is a click pen lip gloss
similar to Stila's!
And the eye shadow is La Bella Donna's eye shadow in Caviar.
Mirabella travel size minis:
Lash Essential Mascara
Lipliner in Nude
Eyeliner in Smoke 
Epicuren Samples 


Mirabella Rose Gold Palette!
This is perfect for Spring!
Pure Fiji and 100% Travel Size Samples
Dermaquest Skin Therapy Cleanser
and Divaderme Lash Extender! 
CHOCOLATE! :) YUM! 
I was so excited to receive these things to try out!
Expect looks and reviews using these products!


REMINDERS: 

SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE :)
  • Vote on my poll (its on the left side of my blog)
  • Vote for my next tutorial look H E R E
  • Leave a comment with your product recommendations H E R E
Also, remember that Julep Maven is doing a sale for a penny! 
Use the code: SHAREONMARCH

And, Beautylish is opening up their online store!