My Christmas Beauty Wish List

Christmas is fast approaching and I have started my Christmas shopping already. It was mid of November when I finally have the budget to buy for some presents that on my list. It’s not very was not very easy creating a list of gifts that I need to purchase that I will give for my loved ones and godchildren this Christmas. I carefully made a list thinking what is the personality and the likes of everyone and I am wishing that gifts that I bought for them will give a smile on their faces and let them know that I care for them.

I’m almost done with my shopping and the next thing that will keep me busy is wrapping all of them and putting them under my Christmas tree that I still need to put up next week or very early December.

I have my own wish list that I want but not totally in need to have one this Christmas.I just love seeing them and hoping to have one soon if not this Christmas. Aside from owning one of the thomas kincaid furniture, I also want to have some of these beauty products that I saw on various online stores.

1. Happy Skin lipsticks- (image via facebook.com/happyskincosmetics) heard about this on Kris TV and it looks pretty nice and it resembles a fat crayon, only it can be put on our lips. I will try to find one at the mall soon.

2. Essie or other brands Nail colors – would love to color my nails with so many cute colors this holiday.

essie holiday kit 1 ea


3. ‘Delectable Eyes – Decadent Truffles’ Set from Estee Lauder
4. Bulgari Fragrance
5. Clinique Skin Care Kit

3 Lip Make-Up Trends to Watch Out for This Season

It’s no news anymore that this autumn/winter season came with a lot of interesting new trends in fashion and make-up. The famous smoky and cat eyes, the revival of the grunge style or the revamping of the Italian eye makeup style have made the headlines of many beauty and lifestyle magazines in the past few months. Movie and TV celebrities started experiencing with the new trends and you can find quite a handful of useful written and video tutorials on how to create a perfect smoky eye look with Kim Kardashian’s tips and tricks or a Vanessa Hudgensstylehotcat-eyes appearance. You will need high quality liquid liners, an extremely steady hand and some fashionable products all great labels are more than willing to provide besides the spectacular creamy, satin metallic glam and earthly colored eye make-ups.


But since the eyes are this season’s highlight, one must wonder how to use this season’s lipstick trends, as they are also very spectacular and daring. There are at least four major such trends, although the designers and the big fashion houses have already started to envision and promote next spring’s style.

        1.  Smokey eyes and nude lipstick

Beauty consultants say that perfectly-crafted smoky eyes represent a statement for women who are cool, with an underground allure and a very sophisticated attitude. And since this type of eye make-up is meant to take the cake and be the highlight, fashion designers displayed a combination of big, impressive eyes and nude or pale pink lips for a striking contrast and a dash of innocence to soften the grunge aspect of their models. Pale pink, pale peach, these are the best choices of lipstick when it comes to show off your cat eye style, in perfect harmony with an impeccable skin tone and contoured features

    2.  Light make-up with dark purple lips

It is indeed an act of bravery to get out of the house wearing dark purple or plum lipstick, but it made a riot on fashion podiums and beauty magazines. It is fascinating, intriguing and demanding, as not many women have the perfect lips for such a color, nor the clean, smooth skin tone to match this courageous style. History has witnessed some moments of dark lipstick display and even today some rock concerts count among the participants fans of the gothic style, but this is something completely different. Purple lipstick goes great with nude and light eye make-up, has nothing to do with any type of underground movement and is a preferred make-up tendency by huge labels such as Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta or Fendi.

3.  Shady lips and bright eyes

Summer is gone and so is the perfect contoured lips and mate lipstick textures. This season comes with shady lips in burgundy, dark red wine and forest fruit nuances. The shades can be created from the interior to the exterior and the other way around, depending on what effect you intend to obtain and major labels such as Armani or Marni seem to be very fond of this style, which is indeed a beauty statement. However, it requires even more skill to obtain the lip shades and to play with nuances transgressing progressively from dark burgundy to fruity, but if you can do it, the results will be spectacular. No much effort is needed for the eyes in this case, either, as light make-up is all you need when your lips are the guests of honor.

Also, you should remember that red is still a fashionable color for this season’s lipsticks, in mate textures and intense nuances. Vibrant effects can be obtained with strawberry nuances and pigments. However, take a look over the trends subjected to debate for the next season, as you will have the surprise of your life when seeing neon orange lipstick as a major 2014 make-up trend, matched with more natural make-up and fashion styles.

EM Michelle Phan: Michelle Phan’s Own Cosmetics Brand

Make up guru Michelle Phan has recently launched her own make up brand : em michelle phan : (a reflection of me) Make up inspired by you. It’s a cosmetics line created with the help of Carol Hamilton, President of L’Oréal Luxe and created by Michelle Phan and by a community of beauty lovers who have been following her all the years.

the life palette

em michelle phan has over 200 products (lipticks, foundation, etc…..)  and also includes this LIFE PALETTE ($75)  that has 36 shades of eyeshadow, blush and lipstick that you can use. These palettes are themed around life moments such as “Love Life,” “Day Life,” “Party Life” “Beach Life”, “Career Life”  and “Night Life.”

If you are not familiar with Michelle Phan, she gained popularity in Youtube when her uploaded make up tutorials became a hit and her followers grown in numbers since 2007. I have once followed and watched her make up tutorial videos of various ways to put on make up for various occasions and I have to say that she is really good at it.

Now, her dreams came true, her own make up brand which she says is a reflection of herself.  Watch the video to learn more how she was able to put up her own line with the help of L’Oréal Luxe.

You can buy her products, watch make up tutorials online at http://www.emcosmetics.com/

MAC Lipstick Dupes

I own several MAC lipsticks and since it’s a bit pricey, I don’t buy that often. Though I can’t argue about the long lasting effect of MAC when it is already on my lips, I know that there are other brands that can compete with the long lasting effect, color and even the price.

I was more than glad to have found this MAC Lipstick Dupes whilst browsing the web. It was very helpful to note that a lot of MAC colors have an equivalent or matching colors from another lipstick brand at a much affordable price.

Jackpot!

I might have to try that Revlon Pink Pout in replacement of the MAC Snob. Check out this list and I’m sure you’ll find this very helpful too.


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Reward Yourself with a Pierre Hardy for NARS Blush Palette

Women have a great talent on multi-tasking and I know it so well. Women can talk to the phone while browsing the net for possible shopping, browse her social networking accounts and do other things at the same time. Working at the office while  doing research on Avira Business Security Suite for her business is just a piece of cake. Women can do them all and can even finish all of them very well.

After a hard days work and multi-tasking, which I can say can be tiring and exhausting as well, I see no reason why you can’t reward or pamper yourself with a piece of lipstick or something that you like.

I will be happy if I can get a Pierre Hardy for NARS Blush Palette, which is a limited edition release for $41.

image: narscosmetics.com