Tight wallet Tuesday : Belletto studio HD airbrush

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It’s Tight wallet Tuesday! Sorry it has been awhile! I’ve been pretty busy! But, I’ve finally figured out a schedule to continue blogging, be a mom, continue my makeup artist gigs and my new endeavor going back to college for my general Ed. So anyways enough about the ranting and raving!

I have a new TIGHT wallet Tuesday and Its the Belletto studio airbrush machine! Okay so I’ve been on a hunt for a nice compact airbrush machine. A lot of times brides request airbrush makeup and I just honestly did not like the idea of dragging around the big iwata compressor that I already have! It was huge and heavy . So I finally decided on the Belletto studio because it has great reviews and a pretty good price! Originally this set is around $350 but I got the best deal ever on Groupon!

Have you guys ever used Groupon? Groupon is great! So I got this on groupon last week for $89! Yes $89 it includes the airbrush gun, the compressor , 2 foundation colors, a blush , a highlighter and the airbrush cleaner! Such an amazing deal.

Why airbrush?
A lot of people tend to love Airbrush makeup because it gives you a nice flawless finish, the actual product is water proof or water resistant. It is also super quick and efficient and a little product goes a long way.

Want one?

Be on the look out because sometimes Belletto studio will also have promotions on hautelook! It’s so worth it! Once I play around with it i’ll show you before and after photos!

If you have always wanted an airbrush machine and it was never within your budget now you can definitely afford it!

Tight wallet Tuesday : being glam on a budget!

Fresh out the box Friday: Nars hearts LA

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Can you believe it? Fall is right around the corner! Crazy how time flies but I’m excited for a new season! New season equals new product launches!
I’m super excited about this launch because for one I heart LA! LA has a special place in my heart and Nars does it again with another perfectly put together palette.

Nars hearts LA launches on September 1 2013 to narscosmetics.com and just like the New York palette it will be a limited edition! So get your paws on it while you can.

This palette includes some of the top selling colors of the Nars collection for only $75 dollars!! Super steal.

It will include Turkish delight lipgloss rocked by Kim Kardashian! One of their top selling blush deep throat, the Laguna bronzer that we all love! A pale pink nail polish by the name of trouville and 4 eyeshadows that can be rocked on a daily!

Will any of you be picking up this palette set?! You know I will!

I love Nars and I love LA.

Fresh Out the Box: Marc Jacobs Beauty

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It’s here! The awaited makeup line by Marc Jacobs! Don’t we all love Marc Jacobs! From his super duper creative costume jewelry, shoes, handbags and we can’t forget the clothes! His style is one to write about! Edgy and different! I love love love him!
And then he hits me with a makeup line! There is nothing more in life I am addicted to than products! And while looking at the website I was convinced I need to try one of everything!
The packaging is sleek and chic! The brushes look softer than a cashmere sweater and the colors of the makeup are definitely calling my name! Here are some photos of the products he has created..

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I cannot wait to hop over to my local sephora and get my little hands on these products! Anyone tried the line yet? Tell me all about it! I’m dying to know!

Fresh out the box: bringing you the new new!

What’s in the bag Wednesday: July Ipsy Bag

ImageMy July Ipsy Bag is here! I actually got it almost two weeks but I have been so busy that I am just getting to post my goodies now! My Ipsy bag this month came with a cute clear bright pink cylinder shaped makeup bag. Inside I received a Pop Pouty pop crayon in Rose Romance, BH cosmetics California Collection Palette, Coola Mineral Sunscreen, Benefit Cosmetics Benetint and Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray.

All of these items tie into the theme for the month “Beach Beauty”.

I can’t wait to use the Beach spray by Healthy sexy hair! That is one of my fav haircare brands.

Below are a few swatches of the items I received.

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This is a swatch of the Pop Pouty Pop Crayon in Rose Romance- it is a soft neutral pink perfect for a natural look!

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Here are swatches from the BH cosmetics California Collection eyeshadow palette. The purple is Hollywood, San Francisco is the bronze and Malibu is the gold. These colors do not have the best pigment, you will definitely need to pack these on.

These are the items that I have received in my July Ipsy Bag!
Until the next time. ❤

I am glam.
I am gluttony.

Tight Wallet Tuesday: L’oreal Colour Riche Le Balm SPF 15

One of my all time favorite lip balms is Fresh sugar lip treatment! I love it because it spreads like butter on the lips, it has a hint of color and best of all there is an SPF 15. Just like it is extremely important to have SPF to protect your face and body it is extremely important to have an SPF in your lip balm. Our lips are highly capable of getting sunburned as well as wind burned and to prevent this we must use an SPF on the lips!

Although the FRESH sugar lip treatments are amazing and come in approximately 8 different shades from nice nudes to bright corals they are a tiny bit pricey for 0.15 oz lip balm. They will run you approx $22.50 each one! That’s a little more than I’d like to pay for a lip balm, but I’ve done it and I do not regret it. But, when you’ve just paid your car payment and rent and other things and your pockets might not be able to splurge on that $23 lip balm I might have a pretty similar product for you!

ImageWhile at my favorite drugstore CVS I decided to purchase these L’oreal Colour Riche Balm SPF 15! I decided to try them because it was buy one get one 50% off and it had an SPF 15. My daughters lips tend to get pretty chapped and I figured these would be great for her! These Loreal lip balms are only $8. Just like the fresh sugar lip treatments they have approximately 6-8 colors and they are moisturizing with an SPF.

They definitely aren’t as soft and creamy as the fresh sugar lip treatments but they definitely do the job!

So if you are on a hunt for a lip balm with an SPF which you should be and $23 is way too pricey check these out at your local drugstore! Summers around the corner, protect yourself.

Tight Wallet Tuesday: Being glam on a budget.

I am glam.

I am gluttony.

We Love Lashes Wednesday: Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara review

Hi everyone I’m back with another we love lashes Wednesday! The three day weekend totally threw me off and my days were all off! But it is now Wednesday meaning we only have 2 days to the weekend! Yay!
My review today is on Rimmel London’s lash accelerator mascara. When in CVS this totally caught my eye because it is supposed to not only work as a lengthening and volumizing mascara but overtime or their studies show within 30 days your lashes will look 117% longer! Seriously who has ever complained about long lashes! I surely don’t.

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So here is my before and afters of using this mascara for the first time! I can definitely see the length and volume aspect. I will continue to use this mascara for the next 30 days and keep record to see if it actually helps my lashes grow!
Ill make sure to update you with my progress!

We love lashes Wednesday! No one has ever said they wished
for less lashes! 😉

I am glam.
I am gluttony.

Fresh Out the Box Friday: NARS I will survive Cheek & Lips Set

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Happy Friday & Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! I love NARS cosmetics but what I love more than Nars Cosmetics is NARS cosmetics awesome gift sets! Yes! They create some of the best sets with awesome pricing!

I just purchased the” I will Survive” set from http://www.narscosmetics.com and this set is absolutely perfect. Perfect pricing with 3 perfect products. I have been dying to try the infamous “deep throat” gloss and blush! In this kit they are both included and it also includes the Velvet Matte Lip pencil in Sex Machine. This set is worth $75 but they sale it on their website for only $55! Yes $55 an automatic savings of $20.

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The set comes in the box pictured above, and inside the box you get a cute little styrofoam covered in a velvet like material where the products are placed. They are all full size items which is another added bonus. No sample size here.

The colors are swatched below they are beautiful for everyday wear. On my skin tone the color is a beautiful peachy pink tone which is great for spring and summer wear!

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I’m not too sure how long this deal will be around! So to avoid missing out go to the website now and get your I will survive set! http://www.narscosmetics.com

Fresh out the box friday: Providing you with the new new for your enjoyment!

I am glam.

I am gluttony

Turn heads Thursday: Illamasqua Fierce intense lipgloss

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It’s Thursday! One day closer to the weekend and it’s time to turn heads! Take a step out of your comfort zone and try a color on your lips that screams out DOPE!
My color choice for today is purple! Purple is one of my fav colors and there are currently so many pigmented purple lipsticks out there!
This color on my lips is a true bright blue purple! The craziest part about it is that its a gloss. There is no lip liner and no lipstick underneath just pure gloss! If you have not tried illamasquas intense lipglosses I suggest you take a browse on http://www.illamasqua.com or stroll over to a sephora near you that sells illamasqua.

This purple is called Fierce and couldn’t have been named better! Super fierce! Throw this on with a simple eye maybe a winged out liner some bronzer and call it a day!

This lipgloss retails for $22 and a little goes a long way with this crazy intense pigment!

You will for sure be turning heads! Stay fierce my friends.

I am glam
I am gluttony

Tight wallet Tuesday: Milani eyebrow tint

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Tight wallet Tuesday! I have found the ultimate cost effective brow pen! This is Anastasia’s universal brow pens twin! The only difference is the price point! Yes this is only $7 opposed to $21. It has a nice tint that’s not crazy dark it defines the brow like no other! And the staying power is one to write about! If you are at your local cvs and are looking for a brow pen this is it! Try it you’ll love it! I promise.

Until the next time .
Tight wallet Tuesday: being glam on a budget.

I am glam.
I am gluttony.

Flawless Foundation Friday: Kat Von D Lock it Foundation

Hi everyone! This is a new topic I will be adding to my blog! I’ll be showing you some of my ultimate fav foundations that give you that flawless finish! Today’s foundation that I will be focusing on is the Kat Von D’s lock it tattoo foundation!

I finally got my hands on a bottle and now I totally understand the ranting and raving about this product.

Just a little bit of deets and then you can enjoy the video for the application.

Kat Von D Lock it tattoo foundation:

Full coverage

24 hour wear

1.0 oz size is $34

A little goes a long way! you will see in the video.

14 colors.

 

Here are some photos of the full look once the video was done. Keep in mind I did not use a setting powder for the foundation. It has an amazing finish.

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Makeup details:

Foundation: Kat Von D lock it foundation in medium 64

Highlight & Contour: Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit # 3

Blush: Stila Custom color blush self adjusting pink

Lips: Nyx Cosmetics Dolly Pink lip pencil, MAC cosmetics Saint Germaine Lipstick

Eyebrows: ELF eyebrow kit Medium

Mascara: Covergirl Clump Crusher in black

Liquid Eyeliner: ELF felt tip

Eyeshadow: MAC shadows: plum dressing (crease), Vapour (highlight and lid), purple haze (crease), Shadowy lady (outer crease)

I love a flawless face. Until the next flawless foundation friday.

 

Have you guys tried Kat Von D’s foundation? How do you like it?

I am glam.

I am gluttony.