Film Festival Beauty Essentials and then some featuring butter LONDON

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Welcome to this week’s digest for January. Today butter LONDON is featured as well as what you need to take to the Sundance Film Festival as well as Slamdance – plus, what you don’t need to take!

Meet butter LONDON and the Bronzer Clutch, Palm Paradise eye shadow duo and new lippie in Glam Pop.

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TGIF with a versus video: MAC Cosmetics Luna Luster vs essence cosmetics Pure Nude Highlighter

Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGIF! Happy Friyay and say hello to the weekend and some much needed shabbat!


Which highlighter do you like best? Do you think they look the same?


think the essence cosmetics pure nude highlighter in 10 be my highlight
is a perfect dupe for the MAC Cosmetics Trip the Light Fantastic powder
in Lunar Luster.

You can find essence cosmetics products online at their main website, Amazon or Ulta Beauty stores nationwide.

MAC Cosmetics are sold online, and in some department stores as well as stand alone brick and mortar stores. If you are a Star Trek fan, you will want to get at least one of the makeup pieces in the collection.

Products featured:

essence cosmetics Pure Nude Highlighter 10 be my highlighter
MAC Cosmetics Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

Please comment which you like better!

Makeup Products I am wearing:

L’Oreal True Match foundation in N5
Too Faced Peant Butter and Jelly palette
(Spread the Love/Nuts About U/Peanut Butter cup)
Wunderbrow gel
KISS lashes
essence cosmetics mascara
Smashbox lipgloss in illume
Laura Mercier lipstick in Angel

Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound
ES_Dreads Unlocked 9 – Stefan Netsman

Remember: you are beautiful!
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How to use the Generation Beauty app for NYC event

Holla Gorgeous!

Happy Monday. I love Mondays!

Now it’s over a week since I have attended the Generation Beauty event in Los Angeles at the LA Live event deck. 

Loved it! In fact, I will have my review videos and product review posts coming out this week. Why so long?

Because when I got home last Monday, I instantly launched into LEGO Robotic Camp Mom mode for my Mancub’s week of engineering and building robots.

I created a “how to” video for the Generation Beauty app. Why? Because it’s news I wish I had before I got to the event. Yes, I had a plan. But I didn’t have enough of a plan or a Plan B, Plan C and a Plan C 1/2.

Now about that video…

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Back to School with B.Wear & AVON Extra Lasting
8 Superfoods for a Glowing Complexion

These nutritious foods will do wonders for your health and your looks

8 Superfoods for a Glowing Complexion

This is a women’s diet article

You know it’s necessary to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. But if your daily meals are missing certain nutrients and antioxidants, your skin could be missing out. Find out how to reap the beauty benefits from your food now.

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Hello Gorgeous!

Back to school starts tomorrow in Arizona! Already and so soon!
So hit the back to school sales at Macy’s, Kohl’s or J.C. Penney’s.
At JC Penneys you can get a fun, flirty BWEAR butterfly shirt.
I’ve got mine layered over a teal tank top to coordinate with my teal eyeshadow by AVON.
You can layer the B.Wear Butterfly shirt over any kind of tank to make it casual for school or fancy
for going out to dinner or social events. Remember to log onto the store websites to check for sales and coupons!

Now for the ‘Back to School’ makeup! Most likely you are going to apply early in the morning for a long and busy day at school. Try AVON Extra Lasting foundation to make it the full 8 hours in class and then touch up with powder as needed for after school functions.

I”m also wearing the AVON Extra Lasting eyeshadow in Teal-this can be applied as an eyeliner or as an all over eyeshadow color.

I’ve got the Extra Lasting on in lipstick X50 which is a light shimmery beige-it looks sort of like someting Jennifer Lopez would wear?  I topped the lipstick off with the Extra Lasting lipgloss in Rose. These few things in a locker or backpack can keep your beauty fresh and let you focus on your school work and not on your makeup!

Enjoy this short tutorial video that demonstrates how I used the products.

p.s. To get the AVON products visit There you can shop off the website or put in your zip code to find a local AVON lady near you. Or, BEST yet-why don’t you sign up to sell AVON and build a wee business alongside your school work? Work smart not hard ladies!

Captain America: The First Avenger love interest Peggy Carter-a how to video
8 Things Your Masseuse Won’t Tell You

Sure they’re all smiles at the start, but what are they really thinking when they’re touching your naked bod? Find out now

8 Things Your Masseuse Won't Tell You

This is a spa treatments article

Do you ever wonder what your masseuse is thinking while he is kneading your tight shoulders and upper thighs? While getting a massage can be one of the most relaxing spa treatments, it also puts a person in a vulnerable position. Find out what your masseuse is really thinking now.

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Hey there Gorgeous Marvel comic fans!
Speaking of comic fans-who of you are reading this from the San Diego Comic Con? I am oh so bummed to not be there right now!
On July 22nd, 2011 the newest Marvel Studios film Captain America: The First Avenger comes out and the love interest of Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans) is Peggy Carter played by Hayley Atwell. She is gorgeous and I love seeing her all dolled up in 1940’s war era classic pinup beauty. From her marcelled hair waves to matte red lips-she’s got the look!

Now you can too! Enjoy the short how to video and the products are listed below:
Remember, if you don’t own what’s being used in the video-just make do with what you have!

Skin: Borghese Crema Restorativa
Skin highlighter: Silver highlighter by Era Classified Cosmetics
Foundation: Sheer Cover spf 15 mineral foundation in Nude
Blush: Sheer Cover blush duo in Pinched/Ginger
Primer: Toofaced Insurance
Eyes: Spring palette by Smashbox (bone/taupe/grey)
Liner: LashFood conditioning liquid eyeliner in black
Lips: Jordana liner
Lips: Makeup Designory Ladybug red lipstick (matte baby!) Other favorite matte reds: Lorac Explore and Mega Matte by Wet n Wild in 006

John Rich of Celebrity Apprentice inspired look-did he win? Or not?

Enjoy the short video! I really think that John Rich, one of country music’s hottest singer/songwriter/producers/other half of Big and Rich fame has won the Celebrity Apprentice this season. But that is personal opinion.

Here is a list of the makeup I’m wearing-enjoy!
Skin: Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford
Foundation: Borghese mineral powder in Light
Cheeks: Borghese blush in Coral
Eyes: Borghese bluse in Coral and Smashbox spring palette
*The star of the video: Tea Tree colored eyeshadow used as eyeliner from Makeup Designory
Liner: Sheer Cover creme eyeliner in Espresso Shot
Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous
Lips: Borghese Perla Nudo

Ok! Stay tuned to see what happens to John Rich, Lil Jon, Marlee Matlin and Meatloaf on Celebrity Apprentice on NBC tonight!

Update your resume & look with guest blogger Anna
Hair and Makeup Shortcuts Inspired by New York Fashion Week

Beauty experts share the timesaving tricks that they use backstage on models

Hair and Makeup Shortcuts Inspired by New York Fashion Week

This is a make up article

From flat ironing in a flash to using one key makeup product, experts backstage at NYFW give us the CliffsNotes for getting pretty in a pinch.

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Welcome guest blogger Anna De Souza and her informative article on how to update your look to go along with your updated resume! Enjoy!

Anna De Souza
Reporter, Lifestyle / Beauty / Fashion

Pound the pavement with the right base. Begin your beauty regime with a primer that fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish! Give Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer a try. It helps to inhibit the destruction of collagen so you can look flawless for years to come at your corner office.

Sleepless night from nerves? Cover up those under-eye bags, puffiness, or any other perfections with Tarte’s Dark Circle Defense. The finely milled light refracting minerals actually brighten skin to help camouflage dark circles, puffiness, refness, fine lines and wrinkles. And there’s 56% reduction in eye puffiness after 4 weeks–but we know you’ll nail that interview the first go-round!

Sparkle and glitter aren’t office appropriate. Opt for a matte shadow in a natural hue on the lids. We love Revlon’s ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow in In The Buff. Better yet, go for a thin line of smudged pencil eyeliner. Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier Pencil is great. Nylon and a number of other ingredients lock in moisture and expand and contract with facial movements without creasing to create a long-lasting, luminious eye.

Stop fussing with and reapplying your makeup! Ditch the trips to the ladies’ and mist on a product that holds concealer, foundation and eyeshadow in place for up to 16 hours. Skindinavia Makeup Finishes creates a flawless look so there’s less touch ups throughout the day. Since it resists heat and humidity, the mist is also great for when that mid-interview perspiration occurs!


•For your face, you probably won’t need much more than concealer and loose powder. If you have blemishes or uneven skin tone, by all means, use a foundation! But if you don’t need much coverage, just skip it.
•Wear lipstick, not lip gloss. Gloss is too shiny and youthful for a formal occasion like an interview.
•Well-groomed brows show that you pay attention to details. Tweeze any stray hairs, and if you have brow gel, use it to set your brows in place. (A tiny bit of hair gel, diluted with water, can do the same thing.)
•Applying a little bit of blush makes everyone look healthier. Use this rather than bronzer for a natural-looking, healthy glow.
•Don’t wear any perfume. “Oh, but I love my signature scent,” you might be saying. Yes, and it probably smells lovely, but what if your interviewer has an allergy? Skip it.
•Unless you have naturally clean, even, hangnail-free nails, get a manicure. It doesn’t matter whether your nails are long or short, but they should be neatly filed. Don’t opt for a French manicure — many find it dated.

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!