Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Have You Entered The Parian Spirit Giveaway??

Hey Glamouristas and Fexies!! Have you entered my Parian Spirit Giveaway yet? If not, you're in luck... I've decided to extend the giveaway for another week. Please make sure you enter now because I will not be able to hold out any longer... I need these products off my make-up shelf! ;)

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blog Sale! MAC, Benefit, Bare Minerals, Lancome, Ulta, NYX!

So here's some of the items I'm kicking off the blog sale with... they all have been barely used, maybe swatched a few times, some items have never been used at all!

All I'm asking is that you don't try to haggle me on prices... my prices are very reasonable and I have scoped out other sale prices as well as ebay, so I do know what the fair going-prices are on these items. I will, however, consider slightly reduced pricing if you're buying more than one item...

If you're interested in purchasing, please comment the post or email me at: harajukuhunnies@gmail.com w/ subject line "Blog Sale"... Shipping will be $2 flat-rate Domestic, $5 International, so it doesn't matter how much you buy... even if shipping exceeds $2 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

 MAC "Hundred Degrees" Pearlizer Sheer Pigment (used only a few times) $10

MAC "Persuasive" Mineralized Eye Shadow Trio (used maybe 2-3x) $9

MAC Pro "Yellow Scream" Cream Colour Base (swatched only) $9

 MAC Pro "Air Force Blue" Cream Colour Base (used maybe 2-3x) $8.75

MAC Cream Colour Bases "Flighty", "Slick", or "Oooohhh" (used 5-10 times each) $4.50 ea.

MAC Paint Pot "Moss Scape" (used 2-3x) $11 - going for $30 on ebay

MAC "Firespot" LE Eye Shadow (swatched only; 1x) $15

 MAC "Pink Bronze" Holiday Pack Sized Pigment (swatched 1x) $3

MAC "Ritzy!" LE Glimmershimmer from Raquel Welch Collection (pumped 2x) $7

MAC "Nice To Be Nice" LE Lipglass from Hello Kitty Collection (NIB) $15 - going for $20+ on ebay

Benefit "My Date's My Brother" Cream Eye Shadow (used 4x) $4

Benefit "Mint Julep" Show Offs Shimmer Powder (used 1x at Christmas) $4

Ulta Shadows in "Tempted" and "Sin City" (sold together, swatched a couple times ea) $3 for both

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Gold Pigment (swatched 1x) $1.50

 Lancome "Cherub" LE Powder Eye Shadow- beautiful silver shimmer! (used 2x max) $6

Bare Minerals Full-Size "Gold Gossamer" or "Diamond Gossamer" LE Face & Body color (dusted up to 2-4x) $6 ea.

Bare Minerals Full-Size "Soft Focus Glee" Face Color (gift, swatched once) $6

Bare Minerals Full-Size "Frisky" Blush (NIB) $8

Bare Minerals Loose Shadows & Bluses (ea. rarely used) 
Top Row: "Grace", "Celestine", "True Gold", "Diamond Laughter" (LE)
Bottom Row: "Beauty" (labeled pic incorrectly! sowee!), "Dusk", "Blue-ty Call" (LE), "Myth"
$4.50 ea

Non-Nom-Nom!! Free Hottie Biscotti!

So if you like free stuff like I do... especially free food (LOL), you should check out this offer by Hottie Biscotti!

Simply visit their website, follow the directions and wait for your scrum-deli-umptious goodies to arrive!

I submitted my email this morning... very easy! Just send an email to "free@hottiebiscotti.com", subject line must say, "Try Hottie Biscotti FREE"... the body of the email shall include your name and mailing address.

For more information, visit their website: http://hottiebiscotti.com/.

xoxo Trinity

Free "Latina" Cosmetic Bag

Hey Glamouristas! If you love free stuff as much as I do, you might want to check out this giveaway... Garnier is currently giving away a free "Latina" travel bag... just go to this website:


Enter the UPC code: 603084234592.

And no... I'm not Latina, but who can say "no" to a free bag? LOL Hurry, supplies are limited. Have fun! :)

xoxo Trinity

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser; Gimme or Gimmick?

A while ago I received a sample of the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser during a trip to Sephora... I used it once and felt immediate results. Needless to say, I went on to purchase a full bottle. The bottle I purchased was 1.7 oz for $15... pretty pricey, however they do have a 5 oz bottle for $38, which is more of a bargain if you anticipate continuous use.

Normally it takes a week or more to begin seeing or feeling changes in your skin once you switch products, but this little miracle worker got right to work.

I hate cleansers that leave your skin with a tight, dry, hard-feeling; the Soy Face Cleanser does the opposite. The morning after I first used it, I already noticed my skin felt smooth and softer, no tightness or dryness. I'm always up for trying products that promote a healthy, clean complexion, and the Soy Face Cleanser is definitely one of those skin care products that delivers, and I also like that a little product goes a long way. Bonus points for the Soy Face Cleanser for removing make-up too... I noticed I didn't have traces of waterproof mascara on my lashes as I normally would when using other facial cleansers!

The scent isn't extremely powerful but it does have a light, cucumber and rose-water scent. I do have to warn you though, the consistency is unlike most cream or foaming cleansers because this is a soy gel. You will notice it is a cloudy gel similar to Cetaphil's cleanser, however this has a much more slippery feel. Forget it, I'll be completely honest with you, it reminds me of um... "man juice"! LOL Think about it... soy = protein, man juice = protein too. Now, I know what you're thinking... but honestly it isn't that bad! I just couldn't think of anything else to compare it to! LOL

What two words would I use to describe the Soy Face Cleanser? Gentle and pure.

Gimme or Gimmick? Definite Gimme!

Below is what Sephora's website had to say about the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser:

What it is formulated to do:
Soy Face Cleanser, Fresh's most popular cleanser for all skin types, is an extra gentle, fragrance-free, multi-tasking gel formula that instantly whisks away every day impurities, removes makeup, and is safe to use on the eye area. Safe for use on the eyes, it's face maintenance made easy. Plus, it's soap free and will never leave behind a film or residue.

What else you need to know:
Soybean extract is a valuable protein that protects the skin and improves texture and resiliency. Soybeans provide amino acids that are essential in helping the skin to retain moisture maintain elasticity and preserve a smooth appearance. They contain a high concentration of isoflavonoids, a type of polyphenol that exhibits antioxidant properties. Soybean germ extract is derived from the soybean; after the hulls and oil are collected, the remaining flakes, which represent this valuable protein rich extract, are crushed into a fine powder.

Sally Hansen Double Curl Lash Curler Winner!

I want to thank everyone who took the time to enter the giveaway! Coco helped me with picking the winner of the fabulous Sally Hansen Double Curl Lash Curler... bella_gureishi! Congratulations, hun!! Be sure to email me by Monday, August 23rd, 2010 at: harajukuhunnies@gmail.com with your name and shipping info... if you do not respond, an alternate winner will be chosen.

Thanks! :)

xoxo trinity & coco

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner Giveaway!

Hey beauties! It's finally time for the Parian Spirit Giveaway!!!

Back in June, when we attended IMATS in LA, I picked up the Parian Spirit show special... a 16 oz bottle, travel spray bottle, and brush cleansing jar all for $20. To think... I almost bypassed this booth until ReeRee reminded Mia and I. Luckily we were able to pick up our goodies before heading back to the hotel.

The "selling-point" for me was when the young boy at the booth hit me with his sales pitch- I was sold! I swear he could have sold me lint right from my own pockets at that moment, with his adorable, little, face-painted self! LOL I have since fallen in absolute LOVE with this brush cleaner!

Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner will thoroughly and gently clean all of your oil-based makeup, adhesives, spirit gum (for all of you theatrical beauties), including clay, dried acrylics and dried latex from all makeup brush materials. It's so versatile, you can also use Parian Spirit to remove adhesives from wig lacing and hair-pieces, you may also want to try it on false lashes to extend wear. Not only will it effectively disinfect and kill bacteria, if immersed for approximately one-minute, it pulls double-duty by also conditioning brush hairs and fibers. With Parian Spirit, you don't have to worry about harsh cleansers ruining paint or wooden brush handles, because it is so gentle... after all, it is created with real citrus fruit and boasts no artificial colors or fragrances. You do know what this means, right?? It extends the life of your brushes, and who doesn't love that?

As if this wasn't enough, it has the FASTEST drying time I have ever experienced. Being a make-up artist, time is of the essence. You must work fast, and if you're working on multiple clients, you probably have a pretty large set of brushes for your kit... with that being said, those of us who work with multiple clients, can attest to the importance of having your brushes ready to go. With the more popular brush cleaners (I've used MAC and Sephora), which leave your brushes semi-clean and wet, it proves quite difficult when you are being pushed for a quick-turn. The wet brush may also force you to instinctively rub the brush back and forth more times than necessary, decreasing the longevity of your brush and causing bristles to flare and lose its shape. Your brushes should only be moistened when you need them to be... for instance when you're packing on loose pigments or bringing out bold colors. There are times when a moist brush may ruin your make-up... such as certain matte shadows. Here is where the Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner soars above the competition- it is practically dry by the time you have finished wiping the make-up from the brush! This means you can bang 'em out, bang 'em out! LOL

Not to say this brush cleaner is only for the professional, because it's not. This product is all-natural, meaning it is safer for you and the environment too! Another bonus is the fact that the cleaner can be used to effectively remove make-up stains from clothing... yes, men, this means Parian Spirit might be of interest to you too! ;)

For spot cleaning and quick turn-around time, I recommend hitting the bristles with a few spritzes from the 2-oz travel spray bottle. For total disinfecting and deep cleaning, use the immersion tub and plastic grate to gently work make-up from bristles.

If you know me, you know I am not only a certified addict, I am also a "hoarder" too (according to Rod... LOL) This means I wanted to purchase another set at IMATS, but was advised against doing so because the Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner is made from real citrus, Levon suggests it should only be kept for about 6-months. Basically, treat it as you would a perishable food-item.

I have never seen a product work as wonderfully as Parian Spirit does... and no, I am not paid or endorsed to make these statements. However, I was so amazed by the efficiency of the brush cleaner, that I was compelled to write Levon Parian, himself... to which he agreed to help sponsor this giveaway!

If you are in Las Vegas, please visit Star Costume & Theatrical Supply on South Valley View, near Chinatown... this is the ONLY location in all of Nevada which carries the Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner. This truly is my brush-cleaner of choice, there is no other competition!

If you are interested in winning the Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner spray or travel wipes, please enter my giveaway!

Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner Giveaway
1.) Follow my blog.
2.) Comment this post with your YT name, Twitter name (if applicable), and why you would like to win.
3.) Be a YouTube subbie <-- go 'head... click it! Comment the video below regarding Parian Spirit.
4.) Please be 18 or over (parental permission required if underage).
*Contest is open to everyone... everywhere! This is because I believe everyone... everywhere should experience this great product! Contest will run until 11:59 pm, Sunday, August 29, 2010.


(Legal mumbo-jumbo time) Lastly, this giveaway is being hosted by myself and sponsored by Parian Spirit. I am not in any way affiliated with Parian Spirit. You agree, by participating in any of my contests, giveaways, etc, not to hold Celestial Ambitions Inc. (Harajuku Hunnies), or myself liable for any damages or injuries you sustain in connection to this giveaway or product. It is YOUR choice to enter, if you do not agree, please do not participate!

Friday, August 13, 2010

To Blog Sale Or Not To Blog Sale...?

So... if any of you have seen my previous makeup collection, let me tell you... it has since then doubled! I need to get rid of some of this stuff because I have loads of stuff that I never use, barely used, and it's just taking up space. With that said, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a blog sale? I have lots of Bare Escentuals that have been swatched a few times but weren't used, they're still full! I also have some other products like MAC, etc... There's way too much to post pics of, so should I simply list the items/colors and have you all get back to me? Or would you prefer to see pictures? Let me know!! :)


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sally Hansen La Cross Double Curl Lash Curler Giveaway!!!

Hey Glamouristas & Fexies!! It's finally time, I'm about to get the giveaways poppin' on many of the products you have been waiting so patiently for!

If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I recently did a review on the Sally Hansen Double Curl Lash Curler... I absolutely love it! I think it's about time some of you get to share this love... so how about a giveaway?!!

Here are the rules (and yes, you MUST follow these, and no... there are NO exceptions!)

1.) You must be a US resident (there are 50 states... do you live in one of them?) & be 18 yrs. or older, if not, get parental permission por favor!
2.) You must follow my YouTube (MissMauiMac) <-- click it!
3.) You must follow me on Twitter & RT this giveaway (HarajukuHunnies) <-- click it!
4.) And of course you have to be following my blog! (um yeah, that's this page you're on right now!)
5.) Comment this post with your YouTube name, Twitter name, and tell me why you want to try the Sally Hansen Double Curl Lash Curler!

(Legal mumbo jumbo time) Lastly, this giveaway is being hosted by me. I am not in any way affiliated with Sally Hansen, nor have I received this product in exchange for promotional favors (this means I bought this with my own money... be grateful! ;-P). You agree, by participating in any of my contests, giveaways, etc, not to hold Celestial Ambitions Inc. (Harajuku Hunnies), or myself liable for any damages or injuries you sustain in connection to this giveaway or product. It is YOUR choice to enter, if you do not agree, please do not participate!

All entries submitted by 11:59 (PST) Sunday, August 15th, 2010 will be considered. Now have fun and good luck! :)