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Did you say “charcoal”???

So my mom came back from a very long trip (yes I was counting the days … :o) She showed me a few products that she got… mostly clinique and L’oreal (eVaDiVa’s recommendation…) and I saw a few ORIGINS skincare products…

I always liked ORIGINS products although I never bought any…I tried most of them as I was given free samples at the mall and from a friend who used to work there. My mom bought each and every kind of face cream they have (that’s what she does when experimenting…no wonder where I got it from…lol). Among all the products she got, the CLEAR IMPROVEMENT charcoal mask was the one that really caught my eyes as the product is really dark like charcoal…so I tried it and I have to say that I am just IN LOOOOOVE with it!!! I still love CLINIQUE emergency mask but I have to tell you that this one will give your skin a very soft a clean appearance. Use it once a week after your weekly mini-facial and you will see the results right away if your skin has large pores (oily).

Here is what Origins says about this life saver: Active Charcoal mask to clear pores. Activated charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep pore-clogging impurities while White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins to give skin a deep-down cleansing.

Retail Price: $17.50





M-A-C SPF mineralize foundation loose

Hello cyber-familia! I have not forgotten about you. Life just got in the way of our regularly scheduled meetings…but I missed you all terribly! Let’s talk about beauty shall we?

MAC describes it mineralize SPF  foundation loose as: “A lightweight loose powder foundation that utilizes the power of minerals to provide the skin with a smooth, radiant, natural finish.” Brush it onto your skin for a sophisticated, medium-buildable coverage. “A special mineral complex helps keep skin healthy and nourished while the blend of moisturizers and conditioners in the formula help create a smooth, flawless application. It also provides essential everyday SPF 15 sun protection.”

I tried it 2 weeks ago and absolutely loooooooooooove it!!!!!!! I bought the Dark and the Deep Dark and love the way it feels very light on the skin. You can use it over your regular liquid foundation or just on bare skin (with some moisturizer of course). If you are looking for a light and natural looking foundation for the summer, this is the one AND it protects you from the sun! What more could you ask for, really?!!






I just came back from Sephora where I felt in love with the new NARS collection (felt better after that huge disappointment from MAC…).Shanghai  lily collection is a mixed of golden champagne colors with deep red grapevine lipgloss and lipstick. I love the dark lip look with a nightmoth (MAC…they are still in my heart  ;o) lipliner. NARS most famous blush Orgasm is in a stick creamy form which facilitates the application and can give your skin a pretty glow! If you have a darker complexion, the blush will be too light for you but other than that, the whole collection is worth buying!!! 




So I went to NY this weekend and decided to go visit the new MAC pro store (7, 22nd St).  It was pretty hard to find as nothing indicated that it was a MAC store from the outside. You have to buzz in from outside the building and take a tiny elevator to the 2nd floor that opens up inside the actual store.  The store itself is huge and the setting looks nice but I still had the worst experience. I don’t know if it’s because they know that we are makeup artist and thus not “real” customers that they are not nice…but the customer service did not make you feel like spending your money in there.

First of all, the manager was pretty rude to me. I am not sure if it was because I had to tell her to look up my pro card renewal in the system (since a mistake was made when I first renewed it 3 months ago) or because she was pregnant (hormones…) but she was just very nasty!  Anyway, she made a big deal out of it and thank God I was able to call my former manager from Pentagon and have her call the store and talk to the prego woman so she could let me use my discount…Needless to say that after that, she was not eager to help me get my stuffs… I had to walk and find a makeup artist (who by the way was just standing there not doing anything while customers needed help…)


So after that, I still decided to get the few items from FAFI that could be good to try! I got:

  • Not so innocent lipstick
  • Sugar Trance lipglass
  • Fafi eyes 2
  • Verve-Acious iridescent powder
  • Fafi doll Monoka

I did not get any of the paint pots as I am not a big fan of them. The only thing that I like out of the stuffs I bought is the sugar-trance lipglass. The eye colors do not have anything special…I ended up mixing them with some of the old colors I had to have them look good…The dolls are cute…nice collector items. So except for Monoka and the lipglass, I am returning everything else today!


Fafi??? hummm…

Yes, that was the look on my face when I was in front of the MAC counter looking at the FAFI collection…


Well Divas…I stopped by the mall today after a long day at work and I was so excited to go get my nail polish change (I got Marsmallow from ESSI…it’s a light almost white nail polish that looks very cute and clean) but I was even more excited about discovering the new FAFI collection that everybody including myself have been bragging about…

Well, I have to stay honest with you. Truth is that I am disappointed…from the first look at the colors, I did not really see anything that caught my eyes…really… I am not going to say anything more about it until I actually buy the products (which I could not do since my pro card renewal is still on its way…very mad about that btw )

So I am going to make a quick trip to NY tomorrow and check the new PRO store (will post pics!!!) and will be probably getting the few items from FAFI that I like…I will let you know for sure how they look once they are on the face…


***FAFI is coming to MAC J-1***

If you loved the Barbie collection…you will go crazy for this one! FAFI is coming out on Valentine’s day…so your boo won’t have any excuse for not spoiling you that day!!! ;o)


I will list my favorite products from this collection as soon as I hit the mall!!!


Loving them this week!!!

 I recently had a crush on these products: that means you need them in your makeup bag!!! 

·        CARGO Xai Xai lip duo   73980.jpg·         URBAN DECAY eyeshadow in Sting (this is the best hot pink color in my collection now!)


·        DIOR SHOW mascara in Azur blue (it will give you very beautiful electric blue lashes). Do not go crazy on the eyeshadow colors if you use this mascara…   


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