A Little Eyelash Magic!

Every once in a while I come across a product that’s a bit magical.  I only have a handful and I’ll write a blog about those soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share with you a little bit of eyelash magic in a tube.  And no, it’s not mascara!
Ready to Wear Lash Extension is a treatment made up of dry cellulose fibers that darken, lengthen and add volume to your lashes. There are many reviews out there that give this product a low rating because it’s not for everyone. If you don’t use it correctly, you won’t get the best or desired results – so try to follow the instructions carefully or do I what I do.
Here’s my method:
1.      I first curl my lashes.
2.      Apply one coat of my favorite mascara.
3.      Apply one coat of Ready to Wear Lash Extension.
4.      Apply second coat of mascara to seal the fibers in.
I then repeat these steps until I get my desired look.  In this picture below, I applied two coats of Ready to Wear Lash Extension along with two coats of mascara. Try to avoid getting the tiny fibers inside your eyes and brush away the ones that fall onto cheeks.  Here’s the result for my “day” look at the office.  What do you think?

Launching in Las Vegas: Topshop Make Up Collection

I was so excited to learn that Topshop is opening a store at the Fashion Show Mall next month to be exact! I’ve been lucky enough to visit the only other two stores in the U.S, the New York and Chicago locations. What’s even more exciting is that the Vegas store will also carry the Topshop makeup collection. Thank you dear Sir Philip Green.

Topshop’s PR team sent me samples of some of the collections’ most popular picks, from trend driven shades to coveted must-haves, I’m excited to give you a sneak peek.  Believe me, you’re going to want more!

Topshop Nails, $10

Fast drying, extra long wear with lasting glossy wet look finish. I’m looking forward to wearing some of these bright and metallic shades poolside at Red Rock this summer!

L to R: Pool Party, Bees Knees, Hyperreal

Topshop Eye Crayon, $12

I am absolutely in love with Eye Crayon! It’s a chunky eye shadow pencil with glitter for shading, lining and defining eyes. I personally love it to add a little twist to smoky eyes, perfect for a night out at the Lady Silvia or 1 Oak.

Eye crayon in Black Jack

Topshop Cheeks, $10

This is a lightweight cream to powder blush which melts into the skin leaving a luminous finish. Don’t fret, it’s brighter than it looks and spot on for spring.

Blush in Pinch

Needless to say, the Topshop makeup tickled my fancy indeed.  Make sure to stop by the store to see the entire collection once they officially open their doors in Sin City on March 8th!

Introducing Bare Escentuals’ new eyeshadows, we are so READY!

One of my lucky girlfriends won a “BE Beautiful Party” at Bare Escentuals and it just so happened it was right on time for the launch of their new bareminerals READY eyeshadows.  This new line has been getting so much buzz on Facebook and Twitter, I was anxious to try them out myself.  The Bareminerals READY eyeshadow collection consists of solid mineral technology and is a huge innovation for the company. I was more curious about the product’s anti-aging benefits.

We arrived at the Bare Escentuals boutique inside the Fashion Show Mall here in Vegas around 6:30 pm last night, ready to play with makeup! We were greeted by the most charming BE makeup artist, shout out to Miss Carmel who had us all giggling!

My friend Gaby chose “The Honeymoon Phase” look which indeed gave her a sweet glow!

Gaby looking gorgeous! (@Golden_Whiskers)

My favorite was Melanie’s look: Smoky Eye Ready.  I might just try out “The Scenic Route” palette tonight!

Cheers to the weekend beautiful ladies!

Vegas Gets a Sneak Peek into Fall Beauty with Neiman Marcus’ Preview Party

In this city of Sin, there are countless events happening every week. However, most of them cater to 24-hour party goers and equal opportunity event hoppers. Needless to say, there are ample pickings of parties and soirees to choose from in this town.  However, every once in a while, there’s an event that makes me want to read through the invite twice. Usually, a pretty invite with luxury brand names written across the masthead is an easy hook for me.

Invited by my friend and fashion blogger, Laura Coronado of Lollieshopping, the Fall Beauty Preview Party at Neiman Marcus was not to be missed.  She co-hosted the event along with fellow fashionista, stylist and blogger Christie Moeller.

Upon entry into Neiman Marcus at the Fashion Show Mall, I was greeted by a hostess with the mostess, literally.  She gave me a gift bag and a beauty card for a chance to win a beautiful beauty basket.  With my pomegranate martini in hand, I was ready to go on my beauty station tour. I visited the Fragrance, Nail, Hair, Skincare and Color areas to discover and be introduced to Laura’s and Christie’s “favorite beauty picks.”

My favorite beauty pick of the night was the Chanel nail polish in Peridot, one of the new fabulous colors from their 2011 Autumn Collection.

Chanel nail polish in Peridot

While I consider myself an event veteran, having attended events for more than a decade now, I’ve come to appreciate those that impressively bring together a select group of people, a close-knit group of industry movers and shakers and Vegas insiders.  Last night was one of those nights.

Cheers to the following ladies that came out to revel in all things beauty! Special thanks to Laura and Christie who made it all happen!

L to R: Joy, Y. Quinn, C. Moeller, S. Chapman, N. Glover
L to R: J. Polito, C. Pino, R. Furman, S. Stapleton
L to R: J. Polito, V. Soares, L. Coronado

These are the must-follow beauties in Las Vegas:

Laura Coronado, @lollieshopping

Christie Moeller, @christiemoeller

Natalie Glover, @natalieglover1

Jennifer Polito, @jenpolito12

Wendy Albert, @wendyalbert

Ruth Furman, @imagewords

Susan Stapleton, @susanmstapleton

Misti Y, @Yelplv

Vicky Soares, @SmileyVegas

Gabriela Raguay, @Golden_Whiskers

Alicia Gibbs, @VegasPhenom

Jenn Kratochwill, @JennKBallet

Love Me Some Mally Mascara!

Greeting from Vegas!  I think I may have already told you that I’m not loyal to one brand of makeup but do have a few key favorites!  When it comes to mascara, I’ve tried hi-end brands and drugstore brands, lately opting for the latter.  I delightfully surprised when I tried Mally Volumizing Mascara which I originally received in my Kindness is the New Black kit.  Wow! I just have to show you the amazing results this mascara gave me. Best of all, no clumps! And in true Mally spirit, I shared one with my niece and now she loves it too!  I’ll need to buy the duo again very soon! What do you think?

Product Review: Urban Decay’s NAKED Eyeshadow Palette

Hi beauties, I’m back with another review! 

I’m usually not a fan of palettes because I always find myself not using most of the product contained in the palette.  That was until I came across the NAKED palette from Urban Decay.  I purchased this at Sephora when it was in stock for $48, guess it is in pretty high demand!  The palette includes 12 shades of matte and shimmery neutrals that range from beige to brown to gunmetal shades.  It also came with a Good Karma Eyeshadow Brush and a .13 oz travel-size eyeshadow primer potion (not pictured).

This palette is perfect for summer! It’s my one-stop eyeshadow palette that takes me from day to night.  Here are the colors I used it to highlight and accent my eyes. What do you think?

From Rickety to Rimmelicious!

 I have tried out countless amounts of mascaras, too many to name.  That was up until I came across the new Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara, I was hooked! This mascara has AVEC Grow-Lash Complex , a formula that will make your lashes appear up to 80% longer (as detailed on the package label). I bought it and have been using it for about three months now and I could not be more pleased with the results. My eyelashes started to look fuller, longer, darker, and stronger within two weeks of using it. Now, with a bristle brush instead of the rubber brush it originally had, it gives great volume. It does not clump or leave any residue on your face. I have even fallen asleep with it on and still stayed on without a smudge. I would definitely recommend this mascara.  You will be amazed at the “fuller” results you will get…just look at my BEFORE and AFTER!