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Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Taking a Mini-Vacation

Great Smokey Mountains-Gatlinburg,TN





The hubby and I are going on a little getaway for 5 days and we leave in the morning. We will be staying many many miles up in the mountains with the black bears :)

I will be checking my e-mail but I won't be updating. However, please do not worry I have taken the following week off when we get back so I can get all my reviews and giveaways up! Thank you and I hope you understand. I cannot wait to show you all the lovely pictures when I get back.

Please email me if you need to get in touch with me crazybeautifulmakeup@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

LaRocca 24K C Gold Reparative Primer Review

1oz for $90 at Dermstore.com or Beautyfix.com
Love this product!

This primer is contains 24k colloidal gold and is made to clarify,brighten,firm,smooth and reduce the appearance of acne. 

My review:
I have a client who is in her mid 30's and suffered from acne in her teens and now suffers from their lasting scars. She is not one to just go out and buy a lot of makeup to try and cover it, and at this point she is just frustrated. Well that is the benefit of having me around :) I took my arsenal over to her house and started trying different products. 
I will say that I started with this one because it was new to me, and I wanted to try it. She loved it,and so when I did her makeup for a night out we used it again. Not only did she love it so much she remembered the website where I told her to go buy it, but she said her makeup stayed on all night without creasing and covered her scars.She got compliments from people who see her everyday and asked her what she did different.Now that is a success in my book.

I have used this on myself for a wedding that I recently attended. It works amazing for me, I put it under my eyes,around my nose and on my chin. My face did not get oily,the makeup just glided on and it truly did last all night. This product is a little more than any other primer I currently use or have in my kit. However, it works so well I can honestly say that it will be repurchased.

Right now my skin is combination because during the winter I dry out,and in the Summer I get oily. So I tried to apply it to where I know I need more coverage.

Have you tried this product? Let me know
You can find this product and many more over at the amazing dermstore.com
You can also check out this product and more just like it at beautyfix.com

Follow Dermstore.com on Twitter and Facebook  and tell them I sent you!
@Dermstore

I received this product through BeautyFix where you can spend $50 and you get to pick 8 products from their selection. 
The LaRocca product is a full size and cost $90 so I would say that's an amazing deal! Considering I got 7 other full size products with it :)

Ecco Bella Bourbon Vanilla Parfum

1oz $27.00

This product is made from the finest bourbon vanilla in the world,from the Island of Madagascar. 

It is made from real essential oils which leads to a long lasting scent.

I have been using this product for some time now and I love it. It is so pure you barely need one spray and it will stick with you all day.Being a makeup artist I am always cautious about what I am wearing and how much because I am up in peoples faces most days. I love that this lingers without taking away your breathe from being too much. I am even guilty of spritzing the pillows when I leave in the morning so when I get home our bed will smell like vanilla.

I cannot wait to try the other scents because this is amazing and no matter how much I use it, it hasn't seemed to budge and go anywhere. They have actual room scents that I will have to get so I do not use up my lovely parfum.

Please follow EccoBella on twitter and facebook

@eccobella
Review

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Somme Institute 5 step regimen-A Review





5-STEP REGIMEN
Somme Institute contains our Patented technology MDT5 (Molecular Dispersion Technology), a revolutionary protein/vitamin delivery system (A, B3, B5, C and E) which transforms the skin, thus improving its tone, texture and clarity while reducing the signs of aging (for all skin types).
Step 1: Nourishing Cleanser (non-foaming/non-irritating)
Step 2: Transport (gentle exfoliant)
Step 3: Serum (with Vitamin C)
Step 4: A-Bomb (moisturizer with Vitamins A and E)
Step 5: Double Defense (SPF 30+)

$298.00


As you know if you have been reading my blog you know I suffer from acne prone skin.I lived in South Florida for a few years and the sun was not kind to me either. I started using this product and truly enjoyed just the way it made my skin feel and look. During the winter I suffer from combination skin where I am only oily in the summer, in the winter I am more dry. 

I absolutely loved this entire line, the only product that seemed to give me issues was Step 2 which is the Transport step. I didn't read the steps to which it clearly states if your skin becomes sensitive use only once a day for a week and then switch to twice daily. So I dried my skin out within a few days but the other products were so moisturizing that they really helped out a lot. 

My absolute favorite products are A-bomb and the Double Defense which I wear daily now.

This 5 step system really helped give my skin that glow everyone wants. It got rid of my dry flaky skin and made it much easier to apply my makeup. It also helps me not have to wear makeup unless I need too!

For their tenth anniversary they are offering a 40% discount so please this is the time to make your order! The offer is good until the 29th so HURRY!
Enter Code GDANNIVERSARY10
For more information about this great 5 step program please visit their website
Follow them on twitter and facebook!
@SommeInstitute

Review

Friday, March 23, 2012

What Men Like About You!

A recent interview done by match.com says that 60% of men are more attacted to gorgeous hair than a woman with noticeable curves (a la push up bra's,tight fitting clothes).



44% of men also stated that HAIR was the first thing they noticed about women.Before clothes,legs or even makeup.

However, 88% of men said that their dates laughter made a bigger impression than her shoes! 

To read everything else that was included in this crazy little article go to 

I thought it was an interesting article, now if you will excuse me I gotta go wash my deep conditioning hair masque out ;)




Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My new blog

I started a new blog called Crazy,Beautiful Veggie !
I want you to join me there for all things beyond my love of beauty. I do not want make this blog all about healthy living and my journey to a healthier lifestyle. So I created a page so if you so wish you can join me there and follow my journey.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Salon Grafix Conditioning Cleanser vs WEN


A couple weeks back I spotted this item in the natural hair care line area of my grocery store. Because I cannot even go grocery shopping without looking at beauty products :)
This item is Sulfate Free,for all hair types,and offers a color defend formula and it says it is just as good if not better than the WEN version of this product.

This product cost $5.99 for 12oz but my store had it on sale for $4.99 and the WEN for 16oz is between $28-$34 depending on the scent.

The claim is this will replace your shampoo,conditioner,leave in conditioner,de-tangler,and your deep conditioner. "YEAH,RIGHT" is what I thought when I read it because I am cynical about all the claims these companies put out there. I really do use so many products in my hair because I color treat it that I am always trying to make it healthier. So my review is...

After using this product roughly 5 times I must say that I am impressed. I did not have to use any other product with my hair. It cleansed it, and I could tell from rinsing my hair that it was soft. My wide tooth comb went through it without any de-tangler and it dried with ease and no residue. Plus my hair smelled so nice and it looked great that I will buy this product again and again. I have medium length hair,that is color treated and I usually use shampoo,conditioner,deep conditioner/hair masque,leave in spray and a serum or creme for the ends. I did not have to do that with this product it just feels great.

So go check out your hair product aisle and pick this up.
I bought this with my own measly money and this is my honest review !


If you see anything else out there that you would like a review on let me know.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A small peek into my Hoarding heh

Just a drawer of face goodies:)

Urban Decay overhaul still in the boxes :/

Just some of my prettier bottles and colors  out on display.

A cabinet of makeup :)
Just a few of my book inspirations for work!

A shelf of some palettes and some new goodies :)


This is just a small peek into a few of my drawers,baskets,shelves.This is not all and that is probably why I have chosen not to do a collection post or video out of sheer shame heh. I am a makeup artist and if I like something I usually get doubles for my kit and myself. That is my excuse and I am sticking to it. If you have any questions about anything specific please ask!

If you want maybe I could do a What's in my professional kit ?  


MAC Chenman Love and Water-Love Cycle Duo Review

Love Cyle-Photo from Temptalia.com 
Swatches are mine if you can't tell by the amazing quality heh

 Wet
Dry-more subtle

This is a MAC famous old product new name, if you own Sea and Sky then you know this is the same product. I bought Sea and Sky a long time ago when it came out and then also again when I found it at the CCO in Orlando. I love it and there is a deep whole in the dark blue shade because I love it. I use it wet mostly because it is just so beautiful but with a light hand and not wetting it you can get a subtle smokey eye.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Get The Look:Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games Premiere



Jennifer Lawrence is the beautiful actress that will be playing Katniss Everdeen in the new The Hunger Games movie! Her makeup artist dished to Us Weekly about her makeup look for the premiere and I wanted to share!

Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Black ($22, lauramercier.com)
Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Perfect Contour Powder in Blissful ($10, available in April)
Be Blushed Cheek Color by Avon in Tropical Peach ($8, avon.com)
Stila Convertible Color in Peony ($25, sephora.com)
Ultra Color Rich Moisture Seduction by Avon in Nude Perfection ($7, avon.com)
Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Lip Stain in Coral Aquatique ($32, sephora.com)


Check out the link to get step by step on how she applied it and blended the colors.Also follow the link for the hair tutorial as well! 



Isn't she beautiful? Let me now what you think about the look!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Small Target Haul




Matte Lip Color in Nicely Nude $3
Elf Essentials Perfectly Pink $1
ELF 5 piece eye Set $5
ELF Natural Eye Shadow Set $3
Essentials Liner in Black and Copper Glitter $1 each
Sinful Colors Polish in Hazard $1.99
3pk hello kitty socks $2.10

ELF has a lot of new sets out and they also have more studio stuff that use to be only on their website at Target now. However,skip out on these 2 eye sets I bought they have no pigmentation AT ALL. The lippies are great so I suggest those. I am also loving my new Hello Kitty socks hehe.

I am going out of town tomorrow so I won't be on until Sunday. Just wanted to share my quick little Target haul and let you know that if you are looking for new ELF look in the aisle too because they have new products!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Influenster-Love VoxBox Preview


I recieved the Influenster Love VoxBox to review and I just wanted to give you a little glimpse into the box. I will do a full review when I get to try everything. To find out more about influenster go to their website Influenster.com

1. Ghirardelli Gourmet Milk Creamy Devotion  it is milk chocolate with 30 percent cacao!

2. Stash herbal Tea Sampler This is a great sampler box of some of Stash's most popular herbal teas. They are caffeine free and 100% natural. 

3. Gillette Venus & Olay Razor usually 8-10 bucks

4. Kiss Nail Dress  Available in 18 different styles.

5. Truvia Natural Sweetener Replace all those granulated sugars with this no-calorie all natural sweetener. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Beauty from the Inside Out

As a Makeup Artist and as a long time vegetarian gone vegan I wanted to share my love of eating well or at least better :)

Here are a few of my favorite health food books and some of my recent purchases.

This book is about Raw Food and Vegan Recipes by Mimi Kirk she is 73 yrs old! 
This is Mimi and she looks amazing! So I am excited to really get into her book and start making some food!

Ani Phyo has many books out and these are 2 of my favorite I just ordered her Asian Raw Food Recipes book so I am excited to get that!

Ani's books not only contain recipes but tips for your lifestyle and even stuff for your pets.

Ani lives a raw food lifestyle and she is 43 isn't she beautiful? It inspires me to eat cleaner and as raw as possible because I want my skin to glow like that now in my 20's but definitely in my 40's!


This is Ani again at a book signing!

Some of your Diner Favorites Veganized, because we are human and want something "bad" every once in awhile. 

Recipes for meals that are 200-400 calories so it's great to help you eat whole and to not stuff yourself.
How I forgot this in my orginal post I don't know hehe but I LOVE this book!

The hubby and I were vegans for a few years and we loved it. We just got caught up with work,and life and finding vegan friendly places was just not easy. However, now we are prepared and plan on making this a lifestyle change forever. We have been slowly progressing from our vegetarian lifestyle into vegan and just got rid of all things non vegan.

If you have any questions please do ask!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Please Read:What happened to my blog

If you notice my banner is gone along with a lot/ most of my blog pictures. Something has happened with my google plus photo albums as in they are all gone. So I will be deleting most of the post because well, there are no photos to go along with the post anymore.

I will be redoing most of the post so if yous see repeat post, then do not think you are crazy. If there is something specific you were looking for let me know I will gladly re swatch and re do any post for you.

Thanks again and please be patient this could take a few days, as I am going to be taking a lot of swatches.