Showing posts from October, 2011

Calling all aspiring bloggers and vloggers

As many of you know, I have started a new job (that I love) but am also working at my old job until it ends (which is undetermined), so I am having a hard time finding the time to make videos and blog posts.  I still plan on doing them, and am trying to find a new place in my house to set up (the closet wasn't working out).

I am looking to make an Unnaturally Beautiful team of guest bloggers and vloggers to fill in the void until I am settled back into a routine (most likely after the holidays.)  If you already have a YouTube or blog that is great! I am not making any money yet, so I will not be able to pay anyone, but would link to your blog or channel and give you the credit for anything I approve.  I am hoping that in time, if I continue to grow as I am, that I will be able to send out free products to my team to review.

I really need both video tutorials and blog posts. Anyone interested can email me at as that is the e-mail I check most frequently.

I w…

Laura Geller, The Lightness of Beauty

This is the second installation of the Lightness of Beauty series from a previous Today's Special Value one QVC.  Unfortunately it can't be purchased unless you bought the first one.  If you want it, you can call Laura's studio and they sometimes get the kits and will mail you one 1800MAKEUP4.

On to the pictures.

Kit contents:
Balance N Brighten
Retractable brush
Whisper Berry blush
Sahara Skies Shadow kit
Java liner
Black Berry Mousse gloss

The colors of this kit are plums and golds.  They definitely are more red based than blue based for those of you that can't do red tones.  The shadows are extremely pigmented.  All the swatches are done dry.  I am extremely happy with that.  The blush is more of a red berry stain on the skin.  The gloss is mega glitter, so if you don't like glitter you won't like it.  It was hard to remove all the glitter when I wiped it off.  The liner looks like a dark brown on me, hard to tell if there is any other color to it.

I for one…

Painting nails with Bare Minerals eyeshadow

There are many ways to paint your nails with a mineral shadow.  This is how I do it.

Things you need:

Bare Mineral shadow of choice, I used Lucky Penny.
Sticky Base Coat (My favorite is China Glaze)
Top Coat (My favorite is Seche Vete)
Small synthetic brush

1.  Make a paste of shadow and water (foil) and paint your nail with the synthetic brush.
2.  After that dries, paint a layer of sticky base coat over top.
3.  Using the same brush, buff the shadow dry onto the nail over the sticky base coat.
4.  Finish with top coat.

The neat thing about using minerals is that any mess that you get around the edges can easily be washed off with soap after your nails dry. :)

The result:

Not sponsored or endorsed.

Mirenesse make-up- The treasure of Australia

If you have been a long time make-up addict and television shopper like me, you might remember seeing Mireness and Irene on HSN.  I loved watching Irene present the products, not only for her adorable accent, but because she seemed so intelligent and approachable.  I used and loved many of their products before they left HSN including the Secret Weapon mascara, tinted brow gel (my fav ever!), compact foundation, yellow concealer and many, many others.

I rediscovered Mirenesse after finding their website one day and signed up for their newsletter.  (Go here and sign up, they send many special deals for their subscribers).  On my birthday month I got an e-mail with a link to get a special birthday box for only $19.99 plus shipping.  They have a flat rate shipping to the United States of $8.99 (great price considering that and have the same starting price and are in California). I took advantage of this special deal and ordered.  Around the same time Mirenesse al…

Blog Sale

Payment due immediately after I contact you. Paypal GIFT option only. If you do not use the gift option I will refund your money and send to someone else.I have lost money in the past from people not using the gift option and being charged fees that were not included in the price. Shipping will be $2.50 including DC for the first 2 items. $.25 per item afterward.E-mail me at to purchase. I will update as they are sold.
Mally Items:
Poreless Face Defender in mirrored pink compact- $20- pending Colleen
Poreless finisher (“powder”) medium- $15
Ultimate performance cream foundation tan- $20
Primer- full size- $20
Blush duos- pink nectar lighter and pink satin lighter- $15 each
Cancellation conditioning concealer medium- $15

Dr. Denise Pro C foundation light or tan- $20 each (will hold light to see if Jenny wants)

Tarte items:
Amazonian clay shadow trios- pink,gray,plum trio or peach,champagne,bronze trio- $12 each
Smooth operator translucent powder- $15
LCL mascara- O…