Friday, July 31, 2009

My New Obsession: Illamasqua Cosmetics

11:02 PM

Move over MAC, a new brand is coming to America!! Illamasqua has officially landed in the United States. I found out about this brand through the fabulous pixiwoo on youtube. For those of you that don't know about Pixiwoo, it is two sisters that are makeup artists, and they demonstrate that talent through their blog and youtube channel. Back in April they introduced the world (and me!) to the new UK brand called Illamasqua. From then on, I was on a mission to find out more about the brand because I was so impressed by the products they were using. The colors are all very vivid, pigmented, and all around gorgeous.

What is unique about Illamasqua is that most of their products meaning the eyeshadows, blushes, lipsticks are matte shades. Me, I'm usually a shimmer girl, but I am being converted into a matte girl per this brand. What is so cool about Illamasqua you ask? Well, let me show some of their featured looks. Their visual impact is amazing.

Are you impressed yet? Yep, me too!! The slogan for this brand is "Make-up for your alter ego", and I absolutely love it. I love it because for me, makeup is such a good way to express myself. If I wore browns everyday, I would go mad. Don't get me wrong I'm known to rock a neutral look, but my love is color. With this brand's bright, vivid, pigmented colors, I knew it was going to be a favorite of mine once I get my hands on it.

Fast forward 4 months, and Illamasqua is now available in the states. It is going to be exclusive to 27 Sephora stores and Sephora online. Don't you know I was one happy lady when I found out I would now be able to try a brand I've been lusting after for months. I'm trying to not go spending crazy, and I'm waiting until the first swatches come in until I make my first order. I will be making an order very soon. When that happens, you will be the first to know my impressions of the brand.

Until then....

Peace, Love, and Happiness from me to you!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ins and Outs 1

7:06 PM

Okay, so i've totally neglected my blog once again. I'm gonna try my best to not do this anymore. Slowly getting new followers (Hi!!), so I must give you something to read. Let's start a monthly feature. This a staple of many beauty blogs that I read, so why not. May I kindly present: Ins and Outs for the month!!

  • New Hair: Just got out of the salon and got my roots done a little lighter. I'm in love!!
  • MAC MSF in Smooth Merge: One of the new msf's from the colour craft collection. It's gorgeous, and gives my skin such a pretty highlight. Its not glittery like msf's can have the reputation of being, but instead it gives an ethereal glow.
  • Real Houswives of Atlanta: Starts on Bravo tonight, and i'm super excited to watch. It's nice to see my city of residence featured in a television show.
  • Tax Free Shopping: Oh yes, its tax free weekend in Georgia. Lots of shopping will be done.
  • Illamasqua: My new obsession. A product focus will be up soon on this new brand to the states. Looking to make my first order soon.
  • Weight Loss: When I first started this blog, I was gonna feature a weekly blog about my weight loss endeavors. Well, I totally never did. I recently started a regimen, and i'll be getting those updates going way soon. Helps me to be accountable.

  • Fall: Well, technically its not really out but its coming. I love summer, and it just went by way too fast.
  • Pigments: Now I do love my pigments, but lately I could not be bothered with using them. With the summer heat, and the work it takes to apply pigments I've been going for something more simple. I'll get back on a pigment kick soon cause they are gorgeous.

Well, that's it for this addition. Another blog to come soon.