Saturday, October 22, 2011

2011 Blog Sale

Hey Glamouristas! It's been too long, I know... so much going on with me lately. 2011 has just NOT been my year. Hope you're all doing great. We have so much catching up to do! :)

So here it is... the 2011 Blog sale. I decided to clear out a gang of Bare Escentuals mineral eye shadow and blush products because I never use them and I figure that someone should be getting some use out of these fabulous colors. My best friend and I used to be really into BE. I spent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on BE products throughout the years. I used to like their mineral foundation years ago while living in Hawai'i... but now that I live in Vegas and the air is so dry, I've switched to liquid foundations.

Now, I know there's been a BE "hate" vid circulating YT with some lady ranting on how stupid BE users are... to that I say "to each, his/her own". Whatever works for you is what works. I know that living in Hawai'i with the humidity and heat, a lot of liquid, creme, powder, and creme-to-powder foundations wouldn't hold up well without you having to retouch your powder every 30 minutes and after a few hours, your skin was packed with layers upon layers of product and it ended up looking rather cakey. With BE, I NEVER had that problem. Granted, I don't have bad skin, but my cousin, who has acne-prone skin and is very oily, also loved BE. It provided the right amount of coverage and remained matte throughout the day. Anyhooooo, I know quite a few people who don't use the foundation but love BE shadows...

Whew! I kinda got off topic here... bring me back, here we go! LOL The reason you're here is to check out the products I'm going to be selling. I'll be going through more make-up products over the coming months, so make sure that you follow the blog, if you're not already.

These products have been barely used, maybe swatched a few times, if that. As always, the prices are very fair, so please don't low-ball... not cool. ;)

If you're interested in purchasing, please comment the post or email me at: w/ subject line "Blog Sale"... Shipping will be $3 flat-rate Domestic, $5 International, so it doesn't matter how much you buy... even if shipping exceeds $3 for Domestic or $5 International, I'll pay the difference. Payments will be accepted through PayPal only, I will provide you with instructions once we agree on the sale. First to pay gets the item. Please let me know if you have any questions... Thanks! :)

xoxo Trinity

L-R, Row 1: Classic Rock, Gilded Taupe, Incense, Karaoke, Nice Pear.
L-R, Row 2: Disco, Bare Skin, Humor, Flamenco, Sublime, Beauty (blush).
L-R, Row 3: White Gold, Bahamas, Soul Sister, Bloom, Blue-ty Call, Dusk (blush).
L-R, Row 4: True Gold, Golden Earth, Legit, Water Lily, Dragonfly, Riches (blush).
L-R, Row 5: Stunner, Gold Mine, Opera, Beautiful Lisa, Skyline, Faux Tan (face color).
L-R, Row 6: Soul, Nice Rock, Amethyst, Rebirth, Skyline II.
$4.50 ea. OR $135 for entire 34-pieces (this saves $18.00)


L-R: Chanel "Silver" Ombre Shadow- $5.00. MUFE Star Powder #929- $5.00. NARS "Night Clubbing" Shadow (swatched only)- $5.00. Kryolan Gray Shadow (swatched only)- $4.00.

L-R: Lancome palette 1- $1.00. Lancome palette 2- $1.00. Too Face "Oooh LaLa" duo-shadow- $4.00. Urban Decay "Grifter" shadow- $4.00. Benefit "My Date's My Brother" creme shadow- $1.50.

All 5 NYX chrome shadows- $5.00.

Friday, January 21, 2011

All Women Want Long, Thick, Strong, and SexXxy... LASHES! ;)

Hey Glamouristas and Fexies!!

So for months I've been teasing you all, saying I've been experimenting with a lash-growth treatment and for months you all have been asking what it was... but I refused to say anything until I was certain it was going to work and that I had enough time with the product to give it a thorough review. This included the positive and possible negative effects... don't you love that I'd put my eye-health on the line for my lovely blog readers? LOL j/p ;-P

The time has come for me to unveil this miracle growth treatment I've been using religiously since September... it is... (drumroll please!) StimuLash by Fusion Beauty!

This product retails at Sephora for $89, but is well worth the investment if you calcuate the cost of mascaras and falsies, especially if you've been purchasing mascaras like Fiber Wig that can run upward of $20 or more per tube. StimuLash is an even better deal if you catch it with one of Sephora's VIB sales! However, even if you have to pay full price, it's worth every dollar. I am still using my original tube, and with the amount of product I can hear sloshing around in there, I estimate I've got a good 1 1/2 months left... that breaks down to roughly $15/mo. When you average the cost out, it's really not bad. Think about it, say you purchase a tube of fiber mascara at $20 a tube, over the course of 6 months, you've spent $120, plus you're probably still wearing falsies... so now factor in the cost of lashes and glue, not to mention that at the end of the night you'll be suffering from Cinerella sydrome. You know what I'm talking about, when the clock strikes 12 and you go to take off your eye make-up, your strong, thick, lashes are going to turn into itty-bitty mousey lashes!

A little history on these types of products... Once upon a time, there were these little old ladies with cataracts. No, not Cadillacs, cataracts! Opthamologists began noticing these little old ladies' lashes were growing like crazy. One thing leads to another and before you know it, they've discovered the ingredient responsible for the lash growth... aaaaand here we are!

I was very skeptical to try the perscription lash treatments because they came with some pretty scary warnings. One of these warnings were "permanent darkening of the skin" where the treatment is applied. Well, as you'll hear in my video, this is something I'm willing to live with because I'm usually wearing eyeliner anyway!

If you would like to see my before and after pictures, be sure you watch the video... and as always, if you would be so kind enough to follow my blog and subscribe to my YouTube channel, I will be forever grateful! :) Please also be sure to let me know if you've tried the product, I especially would like to hear from you if this review has prompted you to purchase StimuLash!

Make-Up Products Used For This Look

Wet-N-Wild "Vanity" Color Icon Shadow Palette (all colors except for the gold shade were used)
Wet-N-Wild "Greed" Color Icon Shadow Palette (only the black shade was used)
Harajuku Hunnies "Black Out" Gel Liner
Mally Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil "Midnight" (to accentuate the crease & as a base for smudging black and brown shadow on lower lashline)
MUFE Aqua Eyes Champagne 23L (to highlight lower waterline)

Harajuku Hunnies "Brunette" Brow Quad

Maybelline Colossal Waterproof
Maybelline Pulse Perfection
(with the help of StimuLash!)

Cheeks & Contouring:
MAC "Accentuate & Sculpt"
MAC "Warm Soul" Mineralize Blush

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation "NC35"
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer "NC30"
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer "Light/Medium"
MAC Studio Fix powder

MAC "Magenta" Lipliner
MAC "Girl About Town" Lipstick
MAC "Show Orchid" Lipstick

Monday, January 17, 2011

Foundation Routine Using MAC Pro Longwear, Concealer Tips, & Easy Natural Contouring

Hey my favorite Glamouristas! ;)

About a week or so ago I posted a twitpic and a few of you asked for a tutorial. The look was pretty "natural"... well, for me anyhow LOL, using contouring only, no color (aside from lips). I achieved this look using the following products:

MAC ProLongwear Foundation
MAC ProLongwear Concealer
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer

MAC "Soft Ochre" Paint Pot
MAC "Accentuate & Sculpt"
Maybelline Collosal Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline Falsies Waterproof Mascara
Avon Super Shock Mascara
HH "Black Out" Gel Liner

HH "Brunette" Brow Quad

Cheek and Facial Contouring:
MAC "Accentuate & Sculpt"
MAC "Warm Soul" Mineralize Blush

HH "Sangria" Lip Liner
MAC "Rebel" Lipstick

Check out the vid below... be sure you subscribe and comment too! :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Check Out MakeupJunkie88's HH Review!

Hey Glamouristas!

I know, I know... I've been super M.I.A.! My laptop got trashed right before December and I finally got a new one and all of my programs back, so I'll be looking to post more blog and YouTube vids very soon. I also have a review for Feed My Skin that's been a long time coming... but yeah, comp issues suck! In the meantime, I wanted you all to check out the beautiful Priscilla's review of HH products! Be sure to let her know how you liked her review and follow her blog! :)

Thanks Priscilla, I appreciate your willingness to review the products and you did a great job with the look too! :)

MakeupJunkie88 Blog

Monday, November 22, 2010

Homemade Lip Exfoliation Sugar Scrub Recipe

With Winter fast approaching, us glamouristas have to switch up our skincare routine... an that includes paying extra attention to our lips! If not properly cared for, the cold, dry weather can chap and dry-out normally soft lips. There are several ways we can prevent this from happening with adequate internal and external care.

First, we want to ensure we are not dehydrated by being conscious of our water intake. Make sure you are drinking enough water, this will help not only your lips, but your skin and complexion... Your skin is your largest organ, so let's take care of it so it can take care of us! Water also aids in kidney function, as well as everything else... remember, water is essential! I know it's cold and during these times, it's easier to reach for a hot cup of coffee or cocoa, but make sure you're getting some clear liquid intake as well. 

Secondly, be sure you are properly moisturizing and protecting your lips with a balm or salve. If you notice sticky lipglosses tend to make your lips peel, use them sparingly or try to avoid them altogether.

Lastly, exfoliate your lips once a week to remove dry, dead skin. I've seen lots of products on the market as well as homemade scrubs including sugar and balms, baking soda, salt, honey... I don't like the idea of using a balm because if that were the case, I'd just go with a manufactured scrub. The whole purpose of this was to be in total control of what I'm using on my lips (also, I'm not too keen on the idea of eating lip balm). Baking soda, as good as it is for your skin, again... if it's not in a cake, I'll pass. LOL As for salt, it can actually irritate skin, so I decided to skip salt altogether. Not to mention that the sodium draws moisture out, and well, that would be defeating the whole purpose, wouldn't you say? So I decided to stick with good 'ole sugar and honey... it's delicious, easy to work with, and by adding olive oil, you've got an excellent moisturizer and natural antioxidant. 

The recipe below is one that works well for me, of course you can tweak it to meet your own individual needs. For instance, if you have oily skin, you might want to skip adding the olive oil to the mixture and opt for carefully dabbing it onto lips once exfoliation is complete... you have lots of options and the best thing is, it's fool-proof. Oh, and from one Fexi to another, did I happen to mention it's delicious? ;)

1- tsp sugar
1 1/2- 2- tsp honey
1/2-tsp olive oil

Oh yes... and this recipe makes quite a bit, so feel free to scrub everyone's lips in your household or simply do a fraction of the recipe. ;)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

MAC & Nicki Minaj?

So everyone's been talking about a pink lipstick to be released next Friday by MAC especially for Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" album release. Word on MAC's website is this lipstick will be offered exclusively online for only four Fridays. (Click here for more info)

Personally, I'm not a Nicki Minaj fan... at all. Ok, there's a few songs she's featured on that I'll bob my head to in the car, but I really can't get into her for some reason. However, I'm a sucker for anything pink... so I just might have to get my hands on some.

My question for you is... are you going to be up at midnight on MAC's website trying to get your tube?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Perfect Imperfections Tag!

Hey Beauties! I just posted a video response/tag to mizzttzbellalife's "My Perfect Imperfections" vid. In this vid you're asked to disclose three of your "imperfections" and three things you like about yourself... Want to see what made the list and what didn't?? Go watch my vid! Then make sure you do your own vid and post it as a response to mine... let's get to know each other while having a little laugh! ;)

As promised in the vid... here's the products I used to get the "look" in my vid:

Wet-n-Wild Color Icon "Lust" palette
Wet-n-Wild Color Icon LE "Sugar Plum Fairy" palette
HHC "Black out" gel liner
Maybelline Colossal Waterproof mascara
Maybelline Pulse Perfection Waterproof mascara

NYX "Louisiana" lipstick
MAC "Ban This" Lipglass

Wet-n-Wild "Mello Wine" blush