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Regal, elegant and sophisticated, just a few words that might come to mind when looking at the gorgeous makeup style from Dolce and Gabbana. The best part? They aren't super complicated so you can re-create the look yourself! Plus, we found awesome products from Make Up For Ever to create these next two looks!

This first look is great for any day you want a soft and pretty makeup look, or for a daytime party/event. Pull your hair back in a low ponytail or loose bun and let some pieces fall out of place to compliment this delicate look. A loose side braid would also look nice! 



Get the Look:

Start with the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Radiant Primer to create a smooth skin surface, allow for easy foundation application and help your makeup last longer. The Radiant Primer instantly corrects color according to skin tone and will help you achieve a more hydrated and radiant complexion. If you have an eye primer, we recommend applying that as well to help prevent shadow from creasing and to help the color last longer. Next, apply your favorite foundation. A lightweight foundation will allow for your hydrated complexion to shine through, so don't over-do it with the coverage! 

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Spring has sprung and it is time to purge all that has accumulated over the winter months. The Certified Fabulous team knows the importance of spring cleaning your home, but let us not forget to cleanup cosmetic products as well. We all have a basket of skin, body and hair care products in our bathrooms, or a makeup bag full of cosmetics. Unopened, well-formulated products can remain stable for a couple of years, if stored at room temperature. However, heat and humidity promote the growth of mold and bacteria, and since most of us store our cosmetics in the most convenient place in the house, the bathroom, even unopened products can be at risk for contamination. Once a product has been open and exposed to the air, the clock starts ticking.

Cosmetic products DO go bad. At best, they stop performing the way they used to, could evaporate, or the feel of the product may change. Do you know when to purge your makeup and skincare products?? The Cert FAB team is here to help. We will explain the when and why you should toss your cosmetic products.

Most cosmetic products will have either a PAO symbol or an expiration date denoted somewhere on the packaging. "PAO" stands for "period after opening" and is symbolized like this: PAO

The PAO symbol will also have a number followed by an "M" (M for month). The number indicates the number of months the product is guaranteed to be stable, after the product is open. For example, if you see a PAO symbol with 12M stamped on it, the company is telling you the product is good to use for 12 months after opening. This number is determined by testing performed on the preservatives used in the formula which keep the product from growing mold and bacteria.

The expiration date is simply a date printed somewhere on the cosmetic's packaging (usually on the bottom) which indicates when the product is due to expire. In some instances, a product may have a problem well before its PAO or expiration date. Cosmetic packaging that is warped, expanded or shows signs of deterioration is a definite sign that something is wrong with the formula and should be tossed. If it smells funny, or the texture of the formula has changed significantly, definitely toss it out as well.

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The LAY/N/GO Cosmo (20")

Do you travel a lot? I do… Do you share your bathroom with at least one other person? I do… So when my friend gave me a lay/n/go, I was really excited. This cosmetics bag is amazing! 

lay and go bag

I do not know about you, but when I travel to any hotel, I do not like my personal belongings (my skin care, make-up or especially my tooth brush) to touch the vanity in the hotel bathroom.  The lay/n/go is quick and easy solution, you throw all of your products into the bag, pull the cord and go.  The bag has a lip on it so when you open it up, all of your belongings do not tumble everywhere. I recently found out, the lay/n/go is available in different sizes, small to X-Large… no more legos all over my floor (man, legos hurt when you step on them).

Did I mention the best Parts? 

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 Congratulations to our 3 Winners of the looks from Palladio

Rosa, Erika and Bee!!!!


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pink lip looks in support of breast cancer awareness month shiseido makeup beauty certified fabulous 1

 1) SHISEIDO: Future Solution LX Total Radiance Foundation


3) SHISEIDO: Luminizing Satin Face Color

4) SHISEIDO: Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Black

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  • Renew You Pure Oils Sleep spa mask certified fabulous

    MONTAGNE JEUNESSE - Pure Oils Sleep Spa

    Montagne Jeunesse Pure Oils Sleep Spa with 100% natural bamboo mask: While you are sleeping, our nourishing oils were busy nurturing dehydrated skin. Your skin loves night time and who can be surprised? When you're tucked up under the duvet, serene and dreamy, your face is protected from environmental stressors, allowing time for maximum revitalization; hence the term "beauty sleep." But for true overnight miracles, let's give nature a helping hand with a weekly Sleep Spa.
  • scaraway repair gel certified fabulous

    ScarAway - Scar Repair Gel

    ScarAway is a patented topical silicone gel for the management and prevention of abnormal scars such as hypertrophic scars and keloids. Kelo-cote gel self-dries to a waterproof membrane that acts like an extra layer of skin. Helps to soften, flatten and smooth the scar while maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the adjacent skin. Clinically proven. For new and old scars. Quick drying, colorless, odorless. Softens and flattens raised scars. Reduces redness.

  • COVERGIRL bronzer blush and Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pot certified fabulous

    COVERGIRL - Clean Glow Bronzer - Spices

    Flaunt the coveted beach-bronze glow in one simple step. This versatile 3-in-1 multi-shade bronzer compact lets you customize your color to create a radiant effect. Use just one bronzer color or all three!

    COVERGIRL - Flamed Out Shadow Pot

    Go bold! Flamed Out Shadow Pots pack a punch of vivid color in perfectly sized eyeshadow pots so you can mix, match, and blend to customize blazing hot hues. 
  • boots NO7 perfect long lasting volume mascara certified fabulousBoots No7 Stay Perfect Mascara

    Mascara that lasts through whatever life throws at you, it's:
    • smudge proof
    • flake proof
    • sweat proof
    • humidity proof
    • tearproof
    ...pretty much life-proof.

    But when the day is over, simply hold a cotton pad soaked in hand hot water over your eye to gently release the tubes of colour.

    No panda eyes, no smudging, just beautifully clean lashes all ready for your beauty sleep.

    With its Flexible plastic short brush, evenly coats the lashes. 

  • mary kay semi matte lipstick pink moonstone certified fabulous cate mcnabb lipstick guava burts bees lip crayonI love, love, love trying new lipstick. I’m particular about my lipstick, but I still try different kinds, always searching for the next best thing. A good price point always helps. So when I had three to try this month, I was quite excited. Each one is very different in its own right, so they make great comparisons.

    Mary-Kay Semi-Matte Lipstick - Pink Moonstone

    I like matte lipsticks, but some tend to be a bit drying. So when I saw this semi-matte in pink rose, I was intrigued. Andddd I love it! It goes on smoothly with consistent & rich color. It is a tad bit creamier than a matte lipstick, but does not appear glossy or shiny (has a slight sheen due the creamy finish). This is one of my new favorites! It’s a nice shade for fall and is the perfect finish for many outfits!

    Cate Mcnabb Lipstick in Guava

    This matte lipstick is also a nice rich, warm tone for fall and a great day shade: wear to work, cocktails and even weekend adventures. With a true matte lipstick, I prefer to exfoliate my lips before. I simply use a little sugar and olive oil and wait a few minutes before applying the lipstick. This leaves a moisturized, even surface so the matte looks smooth and polished

    Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon Sedona Sands

    This lip crayon provides lightweight moisture and creamy matte color for every day. This is a great option to keep in your purse when your lips need a little pick-me-up. The formula is infused with Shea Butter, Kendi Oil, and Jojoba Oil leaving your lips soft and smooth. The Sedona Sands provides just that touch of color for a pretty, light pink.

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  • Difference between “Natural” and “Organic” Products

    “Natural” products don’t have any regulation, so any company can name their products “natural” if they have a few ingredients that come from the earth. Natural products range from some pretty good companies trying to do the right thing to hundreds of personal care companies that are simply using the term “natural” for marketing purposes.
    However, “Organic” goes way beyond “Natural”.
    If a product is labeled Organic on the front of the package and sold in the State of California, which has extremely rigorous organic regulations, then the products must contain USDA certified organic ingredients from a farm that uses a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides or fertilizers.

    Did you know that: Your Skin Absorbs over 64% of what is placed on it.

    Think about it … physicians prescribe prescription “patches” that are readily absorbed through the skin … hmmm … but what about your moisturizer? Do you know that most conventional beauty products contain pesticides, methyl, butyl and propyl parabens, propylene or butylene glycols, petroleum, sulfates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, phthalates, GMO, silicones, artificial dyes or fragrances, formaldehyde, and more. Do you really want all these on your skin?

    Juice Beauty

    I have been a fan of the Juice Beauty brand since I first tried the Blemish Clearing Serum. If you haven't tried that, you must!! When I heard they had a makeup line I was anxious to try it! If the facts of using organic products haven't convinced you then trying this makeup collection out for yourself will! You can feel the difference literally on your skin and feel better about putting this makeup on knowing it will improve skin's overall appearance.

    * For fresh makeup: Get-the-Look on the next page & see what products you need...

  • Juice Beauty Organic Makeup Look
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If you're like me, you're enjoying adding bolder makeup items to your routine this fall. I love a good lipstick and when fall comes around I want to buy all the matte and luxious vibrant, sultry, rich colors out there! But to make sure my new makeup choices are at their best, I use a few base items on a regular basis. 

Mally perfect prep poreless primer glowMally Perfect Prep Poreless Primer Glow

Start with a flawless canvas with Mally's Perfect Pret Poreless Primer Glow. This primer is lightweight, making it a great base, but it also minimizes fine lines, wrinkles and pores so that your makeup will go on smoothly and keeps a fresh appearance all day. This primer also helps hydrate your skin and seal in that moisture. With the cooler fall days, its great to have another product that will help keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh! Using primer truly makes a huge difference in the application and staying power of your makeup. Whether I'm using a tinted moisturizer or a powder foundation, I always have better results and smoother skin when I use a primer first. And this primer is no exception! It creates a smooth, silky base without feeling greasy or overdone. C O Bigelow speamint lip shine

C.O. Bigelow Spearmint Supreme 2x Lip Shine No. 506

Breath freshener and lip moisturizer in one. Not only will your lips look and feel fabulous with this rich lip shine, you'll also be rewarded with breath fresheners! This is a great lip balm to keep in your bag. If you forget lipstick and need a little pick me up, this is a great go-to. Keep this nearby and use regularly to keep your lips well moisturized and fresh so that any lipstick colors you choose to apply this fall go on smoothly and look their best!

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Last week Burt’s Bees was thrilled to steer the makeup look of Steven Alan’s fashion show.

Steven Alan’s shared vision of natural beauty was the perfect complement to Burt’s Bees notion that nature is the original color expert. The likeminded brands agreed that the collection was best paired with a natural makeup look that placed full emphasis on the color of the lip.

The look was inspired by the brilliant, rich color of our lips during youth. “To bring this concept to life, I began by matching the shades of the new Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon collection to the tone of the models’ natural lip color,” said Burt’s Bees lead makeup artist Katey Denno. “The Lip Crayons deliver vivid color, great payoff and extreme moisture – all with a matte finish – so I used them to build coverage and restore the youthful hue of the models’ lips.”

Burts Bees lead makeup artist Katey Denno steven alan fashion show nyfw runway makeup certified fabulous

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  • Summer is my favorite season but when it comes to fashion and makeup Fall is where it's at! The most trendy and styled clothing paired with makeup looks I can actually where in public and feel good about. Fall / Winter 2014 is probably my favorite so far with metallics, illuminated skin tones, better bold lips and faint eyeshadow eyes leading the way. Which is your favorite look?

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    PIXI by Petra
    Mesmerizing Mineral Palette - Emerald Gold 

    jane iredale
    Signature Gilded Collection 24-Karat Gold Dust

    Tip: Mix 24k with your favorite moisturizer or liquid foundation to appear instantly refreshed.

    For a foiled eye makeup look, spritz your brush, and apply by pressing onto the eyelid. 
  • Illuminated skin certified fabulous makeup fall winter 2014 trends beautyDull skin is not in this winter and the illuminated look carries over from summer into the colder seasons! I am grateful this is staying around because I love the look of illumination on certain areas of my face to make me look more awake, alive and glowing! It would be hard for me to give this up in style or not anyway :)

    The Rimmel London 3D lip glosses are INCREDIBLE!!! Don't mistaken these for ordinary glosses...somehow they did create them to be 3D and the dimensions looks FAB on the lips! It's like comparing a glass window with stained glass comparison, right? I wore the Popcorn for Two color for a wedding I was in over the summer...flawless!

    jane iredale

    Fall 2014 20th Anniversary City Nights Makeup Collection
    - Celebrate Limited Edition Eye Shadow Trio Palette
    - Purple and Green Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in Green and Purple
    - PureMoist Lipstick in Katerina
    - PureGloss Lip Gloss in Kir Royale

    Jane commented on this collection and what the 20th anniversary means to her:

    When I started the company I had one product, Amazing Base, and with it launched the whole new category of mineral makeup. We are celebrating this milestone with new innovations and will continue to deliver personal, uplifting beauty that is as good for the skin as it is beautiful to wear. I know the next 20 years will be even more incredible than the last!” – Jane Iredale 

    Rimmel London
    Stay Glossy 3D Lip Gloss - Love at the Movies & Popcorn for Two

    Anastasia Beauty
    Illumin8 With Youthful Synergy Complex Eye Shadow Palette - #4 Carnival

    Makeup Setting Spray - Dewey Finish

  • bold berry and wine lips with light eye shadow beauty trends fall winter 2014 certified fabulousThis is one of my top fave looks! The minimal / sheer eyeshadow with no eyeliner is SO easy to create (especially when waking up late!) and it actually looks great while also highlighting eyes in a more natural way that really does make them pop! Who can resist that gorgeous Chantecaille Save the Bees palette?? Not only are the colors fabulous, but they give 5% of proceeds from the Save the Bees Palette to The Xerces Society to help protect bees and our environment! 

    The bold lip just adds to the look, finishing it off and completing it. It's elegant edgy and I'm crazy about it! I adore the MUA Lip Stain! The colors are beautiful and bold and hydrating with serious staying stain power! 

    High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm - Blooming Berry

    Herbal Lip Lacquer - Tahiti Plum 

    MUA Makeup Academy
    Lip Stain - Wine & Magenta

    Chantecaille Beauté
    Save the Bees Palette 
  • metallic eyes with bold long lasting lips certified fabulous fall winter 2014 beauty trends runwayThe COVERGIRL Outlast All Day Lip Color has perfect pigment with serious staying dry, flaky lips either! In fact to test their claim of 24 hour power I left it on with out washing it off and when I woke up it did in fact stand up to the 24 hours and beyond! I hate touchups, so with this all you had to do to freshen up was add the moisturizing top coat that is basically like applying chapstick and your are good to go! Also, my new go-to eye makeup shadow look is here again only in true shimmery metallic tones!

    Palladio Silk FX palettes are idea for these looks! For crazy affrdable prices it's worth buying them all! 

    Silk FX Eyeshadow - BOUDOIR CHIC & DEBUTANTE 

    Outlast All Day Lip Color - Ruby Reflection, Cinnamon Stick & Naturalist 
  • long lashes fake mascara certified fabulous beauty trends fall winter 2014

    No7 Stay Perfect Mascara - Black

    Contains unique tubular technology for long-lasting, life-proof lash perfection up to 24 hours. 
    Each eyelash is individually wrapped with a special film that creates tiny elastic tubes around your lashes for greater volume and length. The easy-to-use lash wrap brush separates and coats every lash with a flexible formula from root to tip. When you are ready to remove, simply wash off with warm water.

    Up to 24hour wear. Smudge Proof, Flake Proof, Humidity proof, Tear Proof, Sweat Proof.

    * new go-to mascara...coats lashes individually without clumping them together....lashes look so perfect you might be asked if they are real or not! LOVE IT!

    No7 Stay Precise Felt Tip Eye Liner - Black

    No7 Stay Precise Liquid Eye Liner - Black

    Halloween Lash Dress 

    * Tip: These are out for Halloween only, so buy them up while they last! These are the most natural lashes I have seen and used, I actually used the Devil lashes in a wedding I was in over the summer :)
  • reverse cat eye makeup beauty trends certified fabulous fall winter 2014
    Another of top fave looks! I've been rocking this out already and I love how sexy and simple it is to create! I put a nude or white tone shadow on my top lid with shades from the Too Faced: Boudoir EyesThen I take the Mary Kay black eyeliner and draw back and forth across the water line until it creates a thick line under my lash line. I then trace the line into the inner corner and a bit on the top inner corner of my lid. Then extend the line out away from the outter corner to create the cat eye. To lock in the look I will use the Mary Kay Gel Liner for a "wet" look or I will take the French Tickler color in the Boudoir Eyes palette and cover the eyeliner line, which also creates a smokey look. Mary Kay has a great makeup setting spray I use after this is all applied. 

    Herbal Matte Blush - Berry Pink 

    Mary Kay
    Eyeliner - Black

    Mary Kay
    Gel Eyeliner With Expandable Brush Applicator - Black

    Mary Kay At Play
    Triple Layer Tinted Balm - Pink Again (Sheer) 

    Too Faced

    Too Faced
    Lip Injection Extreme 
  • Fresh faced makeup beauty trends fall winter 2014 certified fabulousIncredible foundation! The magic is truly all about the special brush design! I believe that foundation is best applied with your fingers and the heat of your hands, especially since when I use brushes the foundation seems to absorb more in the brush than on my skin...but that never happened with this amazing bareSkin foundation brush! Flawless! The makeup applied fast and easy with the brush and the foundation covered imperfections while leaving a light glow to my face. I LOVE this product!!!

    Bare Escentuals
    bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation with Broad Spectrum SPF 20 

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  • Graphic Blue Cat Eyes & Playful Pink Lips
    Follow Luis’ simple steps on the next page for graphic cobalt eyes and playful pink lips that are right on trend! 

    Watch the video tutorial by CLICKING HERE!
  • EYESeye liner liquid mary kay certified fabulous mascara project runway

    “There is nothing ‘cooler’ than a cat eye right now. Try combining black gel eyeliner with an unexpected shade like blue for a look that’s right on-trend.” – Luis Casco

    · Sweep Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Moonstone across lids from lash line to brow bone, then blend Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Driftwood onto creases and under eyes to create depth.

    · Apply a thin line of Mary Kay At Play™ Bold Liquid Eyeliner in Blue My Mind from upper inner corners to middle of eyes.

    · Make eyes pop by lining the rest of the lid with Mary Kay® Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black starting from the upper outer corners.

    · Finish with two coats of Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara™ in Black for definition and curl.

    · EXPERT TIP: To find the perfect angle for the wings of your eyeliner, hold an eyeliner brush diagonally over your eye so it intersects with the outside corners of your eye and eyebrow.

    LIPSMary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Cherie certified fabulous project runway

    “Pink lips are the perfect combination for a look that’s fashionable and playful!” – Luis Casco

    · Apply Mary Kay® True Dimensions® Lipstick in Pink Cherie straight for the tube and finish with Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Au Naturel.

    · EXPERT TIP: Dab lip gloss in the center of bottom lip for extra dimension and shine!

    Mary Kay Bronzing Powder in Medium to Dark certified fabulous project runwayFACE

    “Using bronzers on the cheeks can sculpt your face and give it that cool glow!” – Luis Casco

    · Contour with Mary Kay® Bronzing Powder in Medium to Dark under cheekbones and along hairline and highlight with Bronzing Powder in Light to Medium for an overall glow.

    · EXPERT TIP: Give your look serious staying power with Mary Kay® Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinavia!
  • Emerald Smoke
     Chic, fall-inspired, jewel-toned smokey eyes and bold dark lips! (step by step on next page)
    “Green is one of the hottest shades for fall and I love how it brightens any color eyes!” –Luis Casco

    Watch the video tutorial by CLICKING HERE!
  • EYESeye liner mary kay certified fabulous mascara project runway

    For high-impact, wearable color, layer three shades of green eye color over a cream eye color base.

    · Apply Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color in Meadow Grass as a base and sweep Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Emerald on the outer halves of eyelids to enhance the color.

    · Brighten eyes by layering Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Lime onto the inner thirds of eyelids.

    · To add drama, apply Mary Kay® Eyeliner in Black along the top and bottom lash lines, blending outwards toward the corners of the eyes.

    · Generously apply Mary Kay® Lash Love® Lengthening™ Mascara in Black to the top and bottom lashes.

    · TIP: Use Mary Kay® Facial Highlighting Pen on the brow bone for a brightening effect!

    mary kay lips certified fabulous emerald look project runwayLIPS

    Balance bright green smoky eyes with well-defined dark lips.

    · To perfect your unique lip shape, use Mary Kay® Lip Liner in Cappuccino before and after applying lipstick!

    · Use Mary Kay® True Dimensions Lipstick in Mystic Plum directly from the tube for best results.

    · TIP: Use a cream eye shadow brush dipped in a little foundation to clean up the edges of your lips.

    FACEblush certified fabulous mary kay project runway makeup

    When sporting bold eyes and lips, keep the rest of your makeup simple.

    · Use your fingertips or a clean Mary Kay® Liquid Foundation Brush to blend Mary Kay® Cream Blush in Cranberry on the apples of cheeks.

    · TIP: For the perfect fall shade, blend the blush with a tiny bit of foundation to let the color’s intensity build!     

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Mary Kay Clear proof system


If you struggle with acne and or are sick of fighting the occasional blemish, the Mary Kay Clear Proof Acne System is a great one to try. It includes Clear Proof Clarifying Cleansing Gel, Clear Proof Blemish Control Toner, Clear Proof Acne Treatment Gel, and Clear Proof oil free Moisturizer for acne prone skin. These products will help not only help clear up blemishes and unclog pores it will also fade the look of acne spots. For any one that has struggled with spots from acne that is a huge deal. The whole system is really nice. It is strong, they suggest starting off using the wash once a day and working up to using it twice a day which is what I did. They recommend that you use the clarifying cleansing gel, then the blemish control toner, then the acne treatment gel and then the moisturizer.  I like that it isn't too many steps it only takes a short amount of time to do this routine. I am always happy with a product that doesn't take long that works great.  

Orogold body scrub

I have never tried Orogold products before but have thought that the concept is interesting. Sowhen I had the opportunity to try a few of them I was excited. Orogold’s 24k Golden Body Scrub is a unique body scrub that is infused with 24 karat gold as well as unique herbal extracts to help exfoliate the dead and dry skin leaving the body with an extraordinarily soft feel. This scrub removes a lot of dead skin especially if you haven’t exfoliated in a while it is pretty abrasive and gets the job done. To use it you just apply in a circular motion over wet skin and let it work its magic. My skin felt so amazing and soft and has stayed that way for days. 

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  • pur minerals jupiter palette makeup looks mila certified fabulous1) Jupiter Ascending movie inspired makeup palette from Pür Minerals

    A beautiful and bold palette to recreate the gorgeous makeup looks on Mila Kunis character, Jupiter Jones. This limited-edition collection includes: Majesty eye shadow (pale taupe), Destiny eye shadow (cream), Night Sky eye shadow (slate), Jupiter eye shadow (rose), Caine eye shadow (mocha), Cosmos eye shadow (iridescent white), Eye Shadow Brush, Light-up lip gloss in Galaxy (pink), Liquid precision eyeliner in Outer Space.

    My favorite part of the set is the Light-up lip gloss! Not only is the color amazing but it comes with a built-in light that turns on when you take the top off of the gloss! Plus it has a mirror on the side of the gloss bottle for you to apply anywhere and anytime! Very futuristic :)
  • pur 4 in 1 mineral tinted moisturizer powder foundation lip gloss crayon stick mascara primer corrector dark spots certified fabulous

    2) Pür Minerals: 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation - One of my favorite brands for powder foundation! I have been using this for years and it has never failed me. It gives even and poreless coverage that lasts all day and I never have to touch up. The Chisel Makeup Brush makes it easy to apply and gives an even look every time. If your a makeup person or not, you will love using this quick powder foundation to perfect your skin in a flash without feeling weighed down and greasy. LOVE this must have! 

    3) Pür Minerals: Color Correcting Primer - Color Balancer - 
    Fix discoloration on your skin in a second with this smooth, color correcting primer. Neutralize the look of dark circles, age spots, freckles and uneven skin tone. Blends fast and evenly to prep your skin for makeup. A definate must have for after a late night study sessions!

    4) Pür Minerals: 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer - 
    Your moisturizer, primer, foundation and SPF 20 all in one!Use it alone for a one-step, ultra-natural complexion or as a hydrating, broad-spectrum base for mineral makeup application. Super easy to use and blends flawlessly with my skin to have the barely there makeup look. Perfect for the girl that likes to sleep in or doesn't like makeup but wants to even out her skintone while giving it hydration and protection :)

    5) Pür Minerals: Big Look Mascara - Extreme lash enhancer with Argan Oil  - 
    Flawless application, with no clumps that I am able to layer as much as I like. The color is deep and the argan oil gives off a healthy sheen. 

    6) Pür Minerals: Lip Gloss Sticks - High-shine lip colour in a jumbo pencil -
    Megawatt Lip Gloss Sticks give you the jaw-dropping bold lip look you expect from a gloss with application ease of a jumbo pencil. Bursting with rich emollients and vitamin E, these buttery smooth sticks condition lips as they colour. Simple and glamorous at the same time :) A handbag/ backpack must have!
  • LAQA and Co. certified fabulous nail polish lip stick gloss crayon pencil
    7) LAQA & Co.- Plonk Nail Polish  - A perfectly brilliant color to wear as we approach fall. Be on top of the trends with this darkly mysterious, deep reddy-brown. One of my current faves :)

    8) LAQA & Co. - Menatour Sheer Lip Lube Pencil
    Lip Lube is a light and glossy hydrating lip balm - perfect for everyday wear. The peppermint-shea butter formula delivers an oh-so addictive hit of mint and moisture, with each application. All in a handy twist up pencil. The color is intensely luscious, lovely and point on for the trends! I adore this color :)

    9) LAQA & Co. - Lacey Gold Fleck Manicure Duo
     - This double ended polish pen includes random cut gold fleck that gives your nail that extra flair.
  • Minajesty NICKI MINAJ Exotic Edition Eau de Parfum Spray certified fabulous
    10) Minajesty NICKI MINAJ Eau de Parfum Spray

    "Rule your queendom with this captivating and sultry fragrance."

    Top Notes: red berries, lemon and peach
    Middle Notes: magnolia, frangipani and orchid
    Base Notes: tonka bean, vanilla and musk

    Bright, sweet, uplifting and energetic. Perfect for the outgoing, social girl, the daredevil or the queen bee. The scent itself is like a magnet and will have people instantly attracted to you. Perfect for a party, club, networking/ social event or work trip/ big presentation. The scent will have peoples attention turned to you giving off a warming sensation that will leave them with positive vibes.

    Available at Kohl's HERE!
  • Juicy Couture gold perfume certified fabulous11) Viva la Juicy Gold Couture Eau De Parfum

    The intoxicating scent of luscious wild berries, a kiss of honeysuckle and a luxurious elixir of golden amber, melted caramel, and vanilla. Sure to make anyone melt in your presence! I tends to get compliments everytime I wear this one! Dark, feminine and mysteriously juicy :) A great evening or special event perfume, but I wear it any time! 

    #CoutureOverdose to remind Viva girls everywhere that no amount of couture is ever too much!


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My seven year old LOVES makeup. I hesitate, of course, to let her play with makeup for a number of reasons. Reason #1 being she typically looks like a clown (or a street walker) when she plays with any of the toy makeup on the market today. Then we came across My Besties Pink Eye Doll Chatter & Kit Full of Kisses Hello Kissy Lip Gloss. These 2 kits are super cute, and perfect for kids and grownups alike! My Besties Pink Eye Doll Chatter is super cool because it is a collection of 3 colors, “Twitter the Glitter, a peachy gold shimmery color, “Boys and Berry”, a pretty pink shimmer and “Confetti Confessions” a bright purple shimmer.

eye doll chatter both productsAll 3 colors are fun without being too loud. Also included in this pretty kit are three shimmers, which are scented! Super fun for the kiddos, she found the scented shimmers to be extremely cool. You get three scents “Bubble Gum” (my daughter’s fav), “Pomegranate” and “Romance”. All three impart a pretty shimmer to you lids, and are fun to mix and match with the three colors. Possibilities are endless!


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My next favorite kit for the month of July is Magic Minerals by Jerome Alexander with Extended Lash Mascara. I have always been a fan of mineral powder makeup, Jerome Alexander’s Magic Minerals are mineral powders on steroids! Not only do these mineral powders provide the coverage of a mineral powder, it also has the added benefit of concealer as well. I notices that redness and discoloration blended away with the sweep of the included powder brush. This mineral powder is hypoallergenic, contains natural SPF boosters, is fragrance free and lasts and lasts (up to 12 hours). With built in color correctors, skin imperfections are immediately hidden. Jerome Alexander’s Extended Lash Mascara (in black) is a superior product as well. I love the mascara wand, it is extremely high quality, and allows the mascara to sweep on clump free. My lashes were extended, no clumps, and no smudging. Two great products in one amazing kit!!

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If you haven’t tried it cosmetics by Jamie Kern yet, it is time! A great thing about all of these products is that they have cutting edge anti-aging technology and are designed to give you the most beautiful skin ever. I have had the pleasure of using a few of it cosmetics products and I am yet to come across one that I don't absolutely love! 

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it cosmeticsCC+™ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50+is a hydrating, color correcting cushion compact. It is clinically proven to brighten your complexion, improve skin tone evenness and minimize pores and fine lines! Yes it will help with all of that! It is the first of its kind and is truly amazing. The feel of this foundation is amazing! It doesn't feel heavy but gives you amazing coverage. I typically have some redness in my cheeks and sometimes some acne to cover and this does a great job. I love the packaging, it has a convenient mirror in the compact and is a great size to carry in your purse. 

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Last week we had the privilege of speaking with celebrity make-up artist, Belinda Moss about taking care of our eyebrows!


Q: How do you find the right color to use when filling in your eyebrows?

A: I suggest going with 2 shades lighter than your natural hair color. If you select a color that is too dark, it makes your eyebrows appear harsh. 

Q: What type of product is best to use when filling in your eyebrows (cream, pencil, gel, etc)? 

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Too Faced cosmetics...oh how I love you...but I think my love has gone to obsession since I have been introduced to the Pretty Rebel Beauty Eye Shadow Palette

What a cool name for a's almost like an oxymoron if you think about it. The definition for Pretty: "Pleasing or attractive in a graceful or delicate way." While the definition for Rebel is : "To resist or defy an authority. To feel or express strong unwillingness." Delicate vs Strong. Pleasing vs Unwillingness! Crazy Cool, huh? This is a perfect description of how I like to represent myself and I can't think of any other eye shadow palette to know me so well, understand what it means to be a Pretty Rebel and also deliver the pretty & gritty beautifying results! My long quests of trial and error might actually be over! Shocking I know :)

Too Faced PrettyRebel Closed Certified Fabulous 7.17.13

The Too Faced: Pretty Rebel Eye Shadow Palette comes with an extraordinary range of 10 shadow shades:  

  • Girly - a super cool hologram-like, two dimensional color that reflects green/brown tones. Beautifully edgey! 
  • Charming - matte cocoa brown color
  • Dainty - light pinky/beige color
  • Gangsta - metallic medium brown color
  • Instigator - metallic gold! I'm wearing that one today :) I feel like Cleopatra, lol
  • Jailbird - metallic silver
  • Totally Fetch - bright metallic magenta color, VERY bold!
  • Ringleader - light metallic peach tone
  • Miss Sparkles - super sexy sparkly black. I wear this when I go out at night. It gives a very dramatic look...really pops light color eyes! 
  • Badass - metallic indigo, great night one too! 

Too Faced Pretty Rebel open certified fabulous 7.17.13

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Everyone likes to make a bold statement when it comes to makeup and style, but in the summer that seems hard to do without looking too made-up or over-the-top. To lighten your makeup look and still add in some flair I found 5 ways to help one feature stand out the most! There are more ways, of course, but these are the most understated looks in my opinion :) The key is to choose ONE from the five...don't over do it, less is more, especially in the summer. What's your favorite? 

Bold Beauty Basics - summer -certified fabulous - GLAM GLOW

Get glowing! Liquid illuminizers are great to wear alone or you can mix it into your favorite foundation, BB cream, CC Cream or tinted moisturizer. A little goes a long way, so don't over do it (especially if you have oily skin) or it could look like you have a sweat problem! One pump should be fine. Also make sure your using the correct tone, if you have fair/ light skin tick to the white/ pink tones like JOSIE MARAN Argan Illuminizer. If you have medium/ tan skin  you can go for the golds and bronze tones, like Gerard Cosmetics BB Plus Illumination. Same for illuminating/ highlighting  powders.

Bold Beauty Basics - summer -certified fabulous -BROWS

Brave Bold Brows! I personally like the soft pencil because it can mold easily in-between my brow hairs and I have more control and consistency. Powders can give a less abrasive and sharpe look and you can always build upon the coverage until you like it. 

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Mary Kay is not for your grandmother anymore! Mary Kay At Play™ is a new collection of makeup that is up-to-date with the latest trends and hot colors! I am obsessed with the Mary Kay At Play™ Bold Fluid Eyeliner. They have four colors; Blue My Mind, The Real Teal, Gold Metal and Hello Violet which I think all are fabulous! The colors are so bight and pigmented they look so gorgeous when applied. I get SO many compliements when I am wearing these. They last all day and night without flaking or fading and are a must have for any makeup bag! Here are a few "Get The Look" styles for you to try out:

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From left to right:

  • Mary Kay: CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15
  • Mary Kay: At Play - Bold Fluid Eyeliner (Gold Metal)
  • Mary Kay: At Play - Triple Layer Tinted Balm (Pink Again (Sheer))
  • Mary Kay: At Play - Bold Fluid Eyeliner (Blue My Mind)
  • Mary Kay: TimeWise - Luminous-Wear- Liquid Foundation 

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