Monday, July 28, 2008

MAC for Emanuel Ungaro in August Paris Vogue

Yay! finally a glimpse of the CCB to be released from the MAC Collabo that I have been holding out for since...Heatherette!
MAC for Emanuel Ungaro pics in next month's Paris Vogue.
And the countdown begins...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Who wants to look like Coco? YSL Beauty Fall '08

Elle's fragrance campaign has popped out and stepped into YSL's fall campaign.

Who doesn't want to look like Coco? 'cause now you can get pretty darn close to it
smoldering eyes and bold fuchsia lips that scream- Woman, Power, More ( not to mention Coco always looks like a femme fatale!)!

The standout products from this collection are:

Pure Lipstick:
#14 Golden Purple
#15 Golden Berry

Rouge Pure Shine:
#30 Shimmering Pink
#31 Tuxedo Pink ( swatch above from site)

Golden Gloss:
#14 Golden Purple
#15 Golden Berry

Palette Collection- Powder for Eyes
THE Smoky eye palette ! Deep dark hue, Champagne highlighter and Metallic Grey trio make the compact of the fall season.

Blush Variation:
#17 Silky Nude

Lovely indeed, Can't wait til it launches so I can put my new camera to use!


Monday, July 21, 2008

Le Sac Is Back!

I received my Le Sac dress a few weeks ago and was eager to try..but was turned off by the choice strap color ( black dress, electric blue straps) so I made a b-line to the Hilcrest AmAp and they had some sac's in stock. I picked up the same dress, black straps and fell head over heals.
Since I saved all the potential "looks" , I started to try them out..then while trying to un-tangle myself found that - the strap is not as long as their model perceives it to be. Luckly the styles didn't strangle the life out of me but I still love the dress.

American Apparel's Le Sac dress is available online here

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives

Is about that time!
Come Friday the 18th, Nordstrom's launches their Anniversary Beauty Exclusives, and out comes the claws and wallets- especially since some of the exclusives are sold out already! ( ie. NARS lip pencils and Chanel makeup exclusives- SOLD OUT).

What I look forward to are:

YSL's Superb Eyes Set

Phyto Petites- great for moisturizing summer hair

Caudalie Anniversary Kit

MAC Richmetal Highlighter in Dark Influence- CCB consistency with gold reflects.

Check out all the exclusives here


Gearing up: San Diego Pride Weekend!

I'm really excited for this weekend- it's pride!

I support a great community fighting for civil rights and equality for all and my weekend officially kicks off on Friday at the Lei Lounge.

Saturday will be the peak of fun with the parade, while my friends will have their outfits and pieces together- I'm still struggling to put together a "look". From what I remember from the past few is that- the weather is hot and muggy, so I have make sure my makeup is swelter proof.
Sunday I'm going to see Kathy Griffin lay some on the crowd- too much fun!

Ideas that come to mind- recreating the Christian Lacroix colorful smoky eyes!, lots of glitter...looots of glitter, getting a nice purple wig and some lashes at Flashbacks.

I dunno yet but will definitely keep you posted!

In the mean time, I'm trying to figure out which MAC Pigments were used for the CL Couture eyes? Teal? Cornflower?
Can the couture be a prelude to a MAC and Christian Lacroix Collab??? ( fingers crossed~ please make my dream come true). , &

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Nars Fall /Holiday '08 Collection

Edgy, Sophisticated, near regal?
Nars Fall/Holiday '08 collection brings us 2 new eyeshadow duos, 1 single eyeshadow, 2 new lipsticks, a lipgloss, a nail polish and the soon to be coveted Dolce Vita Blush!
Incorporated are golds, coppers, and gingers with touches of roses for an excited fall look.

Here is the rundown of the newbies:
  • Isolde Duo Eyeshadow- frosted ginger & shimmering copper
  • Cordura Duo Eyeshadow- shimmering warm rich brown & shimmering sooty dark brown
  • Fez Single Eyeshadow- velvety cocoa
  • Beautiful Liar Lipstick- sheer spiced coral
  • Seniorita Lipstick- sheer shimmering cherry blossom
  • Female Trouble Lipgloss- lilac mauve
  • Rebel Yell Nailpolish- dusty pomergranate
  • Dolce Vita Blush- Dusty Rose
The standout for NARS regulars would be the Dolce Vita Blush, following in the footsteps of the legendary Orgasm blush, multiple, gloss and polish- DV is catching up with O in that we already have a gloss and a lippie.

My standout products are Female Trouble lipgloss and  Seniorita lipstick. I can't wait to see this in person and swatch it. You know me and my lippie affliction! 

Check out the collection here and it is expected to hit the Sephora counters soon.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

My Makeup bag bust..and redux

Currently I lug my wares in a Marc Jacobs  tote bag that contains a bathing suit, tank, planner, mints , phone and 5 free range lippies.
Within my luggage is my makeup bag, an Aveda linen thin sac that looks like it wants to cry.
Why? because its contents are massive, here is the rundown in no particular order:
  • Smashbox Photo finish UVA/ UVB SPF 15- the best primer since...
  • Shisedo Ultimate Sun protection cream SPF 55- I heard Naomi uses this, it must work wonders
  • YSL Golden Gloss #9- Loove this fuchsia gloss with..
  • YSL Bronzing Powder #2
  • YSL Rouge Personnel #8- Why is this discontinued.. how I love thee
  • NARS Casino Bronzer ( yes, I'm a bronzatic)
  • NARS Mustique Multiple- purfect apricot color for cheeks and lips
  • NARS Damage Lipstick- great for transition to night lippie
  • Dior Capsule Total Creme- smooth moisturizer that smells heavenly.
  • MAC 213SE Brush- the best applicator for lips, ie the new lipbrush whether I want a subtle lip or a structured lip. Works wonders
  • MAC Architype lipstick- Gold and loving it.
  • MAC Smolder Eye Khol- nighty- nite cat eyes
  • MAC 181SE Brush- my bronzer applicator
  • Lacroix Lippie!- perfect violet confection :)
  • Stella McCartney perfume
now granted about half of these are minis but still, I lug a lot of product.
Today I decided to redux, but I can guarantee you by tomorrow, I will be re-stuffing the makeup bag for emergency purposes.
So to test, I decided to use 3, yes 3 product on my face today and in my bag.. lets see how well I fare.
Up to the challenge are:
  • YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils #1
  • Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Pink Beige
Here I am in all my morning glory:
I do have a dinner tonight and will be itching for damage , my golden gloss and casino...

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Emanuel Ungaro for MAC Swatches

Lipglass is Crushed Roses (wn) is one of the 14 pieces from this Fall'08 collab.

It's a sheer cherry/rose color and the texture is unlike any other. Its definitely not a see-thru color nor a cream. So no stain but sheer, wearable and begs to be layered. 
Can't wait for the lippies that accompany!

Collection will launch Sept 25, 2008 

More swatches and MACxUngaro details to come!

And the Winner is....

Congrats to Seymone!

You are the winner of a BNIB M.A.C's California Dreamin exclusive lippie.

Thanks to everyone who e-mailed and or let a comment.

There will be more giveaway's to come.


Summer lemming- had me a blast

It's 85+ degrees here in SD and as soon as I walk shirt is soaked.
After a quick trip to American Apparel the other day, I was satisfied with some summer digs. But when I got home I discovered their le Sac dress on-line... and me wants!

I love the versatility of AA's clothes, especially the dresses. Le Sac dress
Grecian , off-the shoulder, strapless and it's one-size fits all in some kickin' colors ( ooh Mauve is coming up soon). I can't wait to try it out plus, ( much like every other AA pieces) they help you travel light and efficient.

UPDATE: AmAp is no longer selling the dress :(
Please bring it back!

What's your summer clothing lemming?

Friday, July 4, 2008

M.A.C's California Dreamin' Lipstick Giveaway ends today!

Don't miss out!

Leave a comment or e-mail me at to enter for your chance to win the California exclusive lipstick. You have until 4pm pst today to do it.

Happy Fourth of July!


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Couture Fall '08- Les yeux de Lacroix

Loving the peacock smoky eye that Stephane Marais created!
Beautiful  M.A.C pigments created the standout lime, olive and aquamarine's on the models for the Fall '08 Couture show.
The lace veil gave the perfect touch of mystery but the color shown through is the delight!
The look I fell head over heels for was the beautiful purple silk gown detailed with teal and a burgundy velvet belt.

How I heart your couture Monsieur Lacroix!!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Giveaway!- M.A.C's California Dreamin' Lipstick

That's Right! I am giving away a brand new in box M.A.C California Dreamin' lipstick !
I received a free one.. you deserve a free one too.

What do you need to do?

Leave a comment and/or e-mail me at with your opinion on your favorite M.A.C Campaign by Friday, July 4th at 4pm PST. 
Rules: Email Subject should be California Dreamin'
* One entry only- multiple entries will be disqualified.
That's it!

Winner will be chosen at random and  on Saturday, July 5th at 2pm PST and announced shortly after.
Good Luck and sweet dreamin'!


Couture Fall '08- Christian Dior Beauty

Couture season is underway!
The looks from Christian Dior's show is .. arch inspiring. Standing out is the stenciled in brows taped back for the dramatic effect. 
Noir lip from YSL's Fall '08 runway show made an appearance in the show as well. It looks good..but can we pull it off in everyday..well the black nailpolish made it mainstream.