Video Post: MAC Heavenly Creature Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! Below is my video review on the MAC Heavenly Creature collection. Written reviews and photos of the products and swatches will be up on this blog very soon so stay tuned!

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Hello Kitty Big Pink Bow Eau de Parfum Review

IMATS L.A. 2012 Experience Part II

I posted my IMATS L.A. 2012 Experience Part I in a previous entry. Here is the continuation of my adventure at International MakeUp Artist Trade Show Pasadena last Saturday, June 23, 2012. I have written about my first impressions, thoughts and opinions about the event in my first entry, so I will be mostly posting some amazing photos from the show.

The line wrapping around the convention center. Yikes!

NARS for Rodarte's Don Giovanni

MAY 21, 2012

James Kaliardos
for NARS Cosmetics collaborated with designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte who custom designed all of the costumes for this production to create the beauty looks for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s production of the famed opera Don Giovanni, which opened Friday, May 18th.

The renowned Gustavo Dudamel conducts the opera, and architect Frank Gehry designed the set at the landmarked Walt Disney Concert Hall, a building of his own design.

“The makeup is abstracted but rooted in classical theatre,” said James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics who created the exclusive looks for the eight principle characters and 24 member choir. “Everything about the space - both on stage and in the concert hall’s structure – is about angled planes, no straight walls. So I created a facial architecture as a base, letting the characters drive each look. We chose a stony palette and strong lip color for each of the female leads.

NARS gave us a great platform of color and texture to leap off of onto the stage. It's totally different than fashion work.”

"Working with NARS and makeup artist James Kaliardos for Don Giovanni has been an exciting collaboration,” said Laura and Kate Mulleavy. “The brand’s depth of products and line of colors, in addition to James’ talent, has helped bring our vision to life!"

IMATS L.A. 2012 Experience Part I

I have been blogging for five years now, but it was my first time to attend the International Makeup Artist Trade Show in Pasadena.  I am always in California (every two or three months) because my in-laws live in San Bernardino county, but everytime the third weekend of June rolls around, I've always been busy and couldn't plan a trip to California. Finally, though, I was able to not only attend, but cover the event as a member of the press.  I was beyond excited.  It was a great weekend as we also planned to go to Disney California Adventure to see the new Cars Land.  We enjoyed it immensely, so experiencing IMATS and Cars Land in one weekend was no less than nirvana!

MAC Heavenly Creature

Heavenly Creature colour collection features 9 Mineralize Eye Shadows, 4 Mineralize Skinfinish and 4 Mineralize Blushes, orbited by 5 Lipsticks, 5 Cremesheen Glass and False Lashes Mascara. Skin gets a nourishing boost with Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser, Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel and Moisture Eye Cream. Returning for a limited time, Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator gently cleanses and exfoliates for radiant skin. Create your celestial Mineralized look with 3 Duo Fibre Brushes. Natural goat hair lifts off, applying the perfect amount of Powder and Pigment while synthetic fibres fuse colour onto skin for a polished, luminous finish.

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Invincible Light
Icy white, lavender and warm gold mélange
Bright Moon Grey, silver and icy green mélange
Earthly Beige, peach and cool brown mélange
Aurora Peach, green and brown mélange
Neo Nebula Cream, warm amethyst and warm pink mélange
Magnetic Attraction Orange, pink and gold mélange
Water Yellow, lime green and blue mélange
Sky Green, gold, turquoise and cobalt mélange
Universal Appeal Gold, bronze and violet mélange
SRP $20.00 U.S./$24.00 CDN

False Lashes
False Black
SRP $19.00 U.S./$22.50 CDN

Creamy peach (glaze)
Venus Sheer yellow pink with pearl (lustre)
Cut a Caper Mid-tone peachy pink (lustre)
Cusp of Dawn Beiged pink (lustre)
Firesign Red pink (lustre)
SRP $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN

Celestial Kiss
Pale cool peach
Strictly Plutonic Mid-tone pink brown
Meteoric Mid-tone vibrant coral
Astral Bright yellow pink
Galaxy Rose Mid-tone violet pink
SRP $19.50 U.S./$22.50 CDN

Solar Ray
Peach and gold mélange
Stratus Amethyst and golden brown mélange
Supernova Magenta and burnished gold mélange
Ring of Saturn Terracotta and gold mélange
SRP $23.50 U.S./$28.00 CDN

Light Year
Peachy pink with gold shimmer
Star Wonder Plumy pink with multidimensional pearl
Center Of The Universe Coral with gold shimmer
Earthshine Tarnished bronze with gold pearl and pink reflects
SRP $29.00 U.S./$34.00 CDN

Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

SRP $28.00 U.S./$33.50 CDN

Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser
SRP $23.00 U.S./$27.50 CDN

Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel
SRP $37.00 U.S./$44.50 CDN

Mineralize Charged Water
Moisture Eye Cream

SRP $35.00 U.S./$42.00 CDN

Duo Fibre Face Brush
SRP $42.00 U.S./$50.50 CDN
188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush
SRP $34.00 U.S./$41.00 CDN
286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
SRP $30.00 U.S./$36.50 CDN

Available North America July 5, 2012, International July 2012 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Collection

See You at IMATS Los Angeles 2012!

Hi everyone! I'll be at IMATS L.A. as part of the press! I'll be covering the event and I am so excited to see all the vendors, booths, bloggers and the rest of the makeup enthusiasts who will be there. I hope to see all of you! Stay tuned to see my coverage, photos and articles about IMATS L.A. on this blog!

MAC Permanent Collection Nail Lacquer Swatches

It's quite late and the pictures are self-explanatory, so I won't bother you with any commentary. Here are some of the MAC nail lacquers and swatches from the permanent collection!

Delicate, Midnight Tryst, Fiestaware, Morange, Style Tip

Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford Skincare Line Review

So we all know that Cindy Crawford is still amazingly blessed physically at age 43. I am pretty sure most of that is due to genetics, but I'd like to know what she is using as well. Cindy has her own skincare line called Meaningful Beauty, and she's been endorsing it for seven years now. The line as developed by anti-aging specialist Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh, and the Meaningful Beauty product formulas are based on the same formulas and anti-oxidant treatments that Dr. Sebagh formulated exclusively for his patients.

MAC Ruffian Glue-On Manicure and Lipstick Swatches and Review

Ruffian Manicure (Top to Bottom):  Demilune, Demoiselle, Spectator

OleHenriksen The Whole Truth Anti-Aging Kit Review

Ole Henriksen The Whole Truth kit

Dermelect Nail Lacquer Swatches and Review

Power Trip


For Father's Day and Every Day: Dove Men + Care Bath and Body Review

Video Tutorial: Get Ready With Me Using Revlon

I uploaded my very first video tutorial on YouTube! I am still working out the kinks but I will be coming up with more of these types of videos or tutorials soon. I will also be coming up with a separate review on the Revlon products I used in the video very soon, so watch out for it!

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MAC Lip and Cheek Colour Pots Redux: Complete Swatches and Review

Out For Fun, Keep It Casual, Evening Stroll, Have A Lovely Day
Lazy Sunday, Weekend Getaway, Relaxation, Keep It Loose

Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor Mini Sets Swatches and Review

Nicole by OPI Celeb-bitties mini pack: All Kendall-ed Up, Kim-pletely In Love, Sealed With a Kris, Wear Something Spar-Kylie

Nicole by OPI Sophisti-cuties mini pack: My Empire Rules, Follow Me On Glitter, Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam, Hard-Kourt Fashionista