Thursday, January 28, 2010
So, I am going to order it next week along with the Bare Escentuals Lashliner that I have been dying to try! Of course, I will want to get free shipping, so I need some suggestions of another product I should get and review..;.any suggestions? Anything that you guys saw, got and loved...or anything that you would like to see a review on??? Just let me know in the comments below! ALSO...have any of you guys tried this??????
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
So, tomorrow, I am biting the bullet and ordering the Proactiv Plus Deluxe System and putting it on auto-delivery so I don't have to deal with this anymore! I used Proactiv in college and had great results the more and more I used it. Then, I wasn't methodical about when and how often I used it either. I just used it here and there and still got killer results. I just know when I am using it month after month, I will be able to get my skin back in great shape and just have to worry about what the hell I am going to do about these wrinkles! To me, that is a welcomed issue to deal with!
This time, no matter how embarrassed I am, I am going to take before and after photos. Some with makeup and some without, so you can see just what I have been talking about. I will also do a monthly review on my results including photos. I will work to do these reviews/updates on the same day every month to acurately track progress. I would have to say that I reccommend this product for anyone that has been battling acne like I have my entire life. Even if it is something new for you. Proactiv is not a fad, it really does work for most people that use it. They do have different sized kits and some that cost less. I figure I am doing this as something great for myself and my confidence so I am going to splurge and work the $30-$35 in per month and not complain! Next pay check, I will be getting the Proactiv Makeup Set that includes the foundation, loose powder, and concealer!
Have any of you guys used Proactiv or have you/are you battling with these same issues? Tell us your story below and what you have done to deal with it!
Oooo, I may have to give a Proativ 30-Day set as a comment contest/giveaway prize!!! COMMENT to get your name in the hat for quarterly drawings for great prizes!!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
HEY YOU GUYS!!! I finally stopped talking about how bad I needed it and GOT MY HAIR CUT!!! I made a vid this time since so many people asked for it last time!! It isn't a dramatic change...but my stylist was in a hurry (go figure)!
I was trying to choose from photos and couldn't pick on one either! Let me know which photo you guys like best so when I go back next month, I can get a NEW style!
Love you guys!
I had steered away from this magazine once I got in my 20's and started falling in love with InStyle Magazine. Personally, I feel InStyle is much better when it comes to fashion, beauty tips, and new products. Glamour has definitely captured my attention this month...well, mainly their website.
I originally went to the website to check out a one week cleanse and follow-up diet article that was in this months issue. (I am really looking forward to trying it! If you are interested in doing the same, you can visit www.Glamour.com/bbg for information on the cleanse & diet and how to sign up to start! I will keep you guys posted on when I start and my progress!) I was stopped dead in my tracks when the words "MAKEUP TIPS" caught my eye! Why wouldn't I go explore!? LOL! Right now, they have about 60+ makeup tips on their blog. Not only makeup tips, but fashion, hair, nails, and anything else beauty related! It is awesome!
I don't know if these are things that have come up in their issues or if they are all just random postings for the site only. You know, I really don't care! I sat up until 2am this morning reading post after post and I really did learn some new things! PLUS, there are phenomenal pictures attached to each of them of stars! I am always looking for inspirational makeup photos of stars, but generally cannot find shots that show the makeup well enough for me to be able to replicate it properly. Here, you will come across full face photos and even some that are close up shots of eyes only on the makeup portion and even multiple view shots on the hair portion of the 'blog'. (These are the photos I love!) I plan to present some of my favorite tips/tricks for you guys in some of my videos and even here for you guys to enjoy without spending hours to find them!
Going to this site really drove it home that even after I have gone through a magazine, cover to cover, there is ALWAYS going to be a ton more on thier site! I am going to have to go explore Instyle's site more now! LOL!
So, if you are interested, make sure to go check out the Glamour Blog on their website, Glamour.com. I KNOW you will learn at least ONE thing after leaving!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
This is a super killer idea from HilsHeavenScents on YouTube. (www.YouTube.com/HilsHeavenScents). And she is right, it will bring new life to your palettes that are scratched or crummy looking! Make sure to visit and rate! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DP8FdQyhuY
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Trend Setter – The green glitter in this color makes for a fantastic accent. The deep green undertone gives you the option to use this in your crease or on your lid for a punch of fun in your look!
Grease Lightening – I was unsure about this one at first, but I am now in love! It really looks like grease! LOL…but in a good way! The gold shimmers add interest but the charcoal grey undertone makes it
Lovers Lane – BRAVO for this color! It is terribly difficult to find such a deep, scarlet shimmer color that is actually opaque. Wet or dry, this color applies gorgeous and even. The shimmer is not overpowering so the pigmentation is the star.
Katie’s Storm – I like this one wet better than dry personally. Dry, it would be fine layered over a matte shade or maybe even used as a highlight. I like the fact that it is a grey with shimmer and not just a straight light silver.
Makin’ A Scene – I LOVE this one! Again, you could layer this, sheer, over another color (paint, shadow stick, etc) or apply it wet for a bold statement color in a fun, going out look!
Flashdance! – This was a color sent in addition to the ones I ordered and I am in love with it! It is a VERY different blue and sort of reminds me of the oh, so clear ocean water in the tropics!
Olivia Green – I am wondering about this one. It is a matte, green. I don’t know if I would, personally, use it on its own, or if I would mix it with another color. First impression for me, I don’t like it, but I am sure once I play around with it a bit more, I will begin to love it more. I think it would be great applied wet on a person with a darker skin tone or ethnic skin tones.
Gold Digger – Another color sent in addition to my original order and I love it too! I am favoring golds, tans, and browns lately, so I know I will run out of this one FAST! Not much to describe besides the fact that it is very pigmented and applies easily.
Immature – Woo!!! This one is different for sure! It is a gorgeous green with multi hued glimmers. I can’t wait to play around with this one!
Skinny Jeans – SUPER different color! The look doesn’t change much when it is applied wet, so that is super cool. I love that the glimmers are a great deal lighter than the base of the color. I think it makes it all the more interesting!
Shamrock – What more can you say about this one? I think it totally reminds me of a Leprechaun!
Jealousy – Green with envy for sure! It looks a little like Trendsetter to me, but the glimmers are more yellow/gold than green.
I will be working on some looks using these colors for you guys! I know there are tons of look videos out there using them and you all probably know all about these shadows. If you don’t, you should! Make sure to visit Glamour Doll Eyes and buy up some to try for yourself! The products are great and well worth the money you spend on them! Vanessa really thinks outside of the box when she creates these colors and I am looking forward to getting my hands on the new colors she is releasing!
Have you guys tried any of these shadows?? What are your favorites from GDE??
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Yes, generally their stuff is pretty high priced, but if you begin shopping for thier stuff online and forgo spending a fortune in the store, you can really save some cash! With FREE shipping on $50+ orders, coupon codes that are issued, Benefit Beauty Bucks, and sales like these, you can get some of these great products for really cheap!
Make sure to go check out the sale! I don't think you will be sorry!
Let me know if any of you guys decide to get anything! You know I love to hear about what you buy!
Much love always and happy shopping!
Monday, January 11, 2010
I emailed Benefit today asking what the big deal was...obviously being nice...and I did receive a response this evening! (Suprise, suprise, a company that is on the ball when it comes to their customers inquiries! LOL!) BUT, the only thing they said was that it was discontinued and that they do offer Lemon Aid as their primer. Have you TRIED Lemon Aid? I mean, it serves a great purpost on me with the bluing on the inner portion of my eyes, but as a primer, UNDER shadow...I give it a big THUMBS DOWN! I had nothing but creasing the day i tried using it under my shadow and the staying power was, well, LAME.
I just don't understand why a company that has a real winner on it's hands discontinues it! Argh...BUT, you can still find it online. I just Googled Benefit F.Y.Eye Primer and found a good amount of options at online stores that buy up discontinued items as well as places like Belk (a department store for any of you guys that don't have one around). The prices ave ranged anywhere between $17 and $22. So, if you have the opportunity to get your hands on this stuff...grab it! I am going to buy up a few while they are still available!!! I will go back to UDPP when I absolutely HAVE to!
What do you think??
1. ELF Eyelash Curler - I have one of these and it is phenomenal! It is easy on your lashes and doesn't pull your lids! It seems as if it is going to hold up pretty well regardless if I am tough on it or not! It was well worth the buck I paid for it! LOL!
6. Glitter Liquid Eyeliner - Who doesn't love glitter?? LOL!
8. Smudge Eye Sponge - Sometimes these little guys work better than a smudge brush...in my opinion a bit harder to clean, but something great to try out!
I hope you guys have a chance to utilize this code! I know I am going to considering the package includes a great deal of items I have been meaning to try for a while!
If you do happen to order, let us know what you got below! Then, when everything arrives, let us know what you thougth of the products I have yet to try above! If you don't want to write it here, email your review to me and I will happily post it...in fact, I would LOVE to post it!
Happy shopping you guys! Now, GO....SAVE some $$$$!!!
Most people choose to shop online because of how convenient it is, well, now my reasoning is the savings! Everyday I get emails from different sites with coupon codes I am able to use to save a few dollars on my purchases but now that I have involved myself with Coupon Chief, I have can save beyond the companies I have email subscriptions to.
For instance, the other day I was making a purchase from Target online for my company. I was just about to click confirm check-out when I remembered how much Coupon Chief has saved me in the past with one little search. So, I went to the site, entered www.Target.com into the search box and bam...I got a coupon code for 10% off and free shipping on my entire purchase! Saving money on purchases always earns me a few brownie points with the bossman, so that was a plus as well!
Getting involved is easy too! All you do is go to the Coupon Chief website, create a log in and profile, and you are ready to start saving! I generally don't promote sites like this, always wondering if they are legit, but this one is! Now, businesses do enter their own coupon codes and users can enter them as well. The more YOU enter, the more you can make! Make, you ask...you can earn a percentage of each purchase that utilizes the coupon codes you enter on this site, thus in turn giving you more money to shop with in the future! And, we all know that is important for us makeup addicts! LOL!
This site is tremendously easy to use and I LOVE participating in it! As you can see in the sidebar here of my blog, you can create your own gadget full of the coupon codes you enter! This gadget will automatically update with each code you enter. I thought it would be a great way for me to share all the coupon codes with you guys that once took up an entire blog post! All you do is click on the code you want to use and you are directed to that site and ready to save!
There are a few catches such as if you don't enter an expiration date on the code you enter, it will remain on your list of entered codes, which means that all codes you click on may have already expired. I have found a great deal of the sites that issue coupon codes don't attach an expiration to them, making it difficult to know exactly when they are going to expire. Also, any one coupon code can only be entered once. You may acquire a code, try to enter it and it already be entered into the site. My suggestion, make sure you get over there to enter your find quickly! That way, you are able to reap the benefits of the codes being on your blog or webpage.
Personally, I have yet to make any money from the codes I have posted through Coupon Chief, but that is not why I post them. I post them so everyone can use them, especailly you guys! I don't have to make money at this and if you guys begin to have a hard time utilizing the codes posted in my gadget, just let me know and I will help you! You are all always welcome to contact me via email anytime you would like to ask any questions you need! That is why I am here of course!
I hope you guys at least go and check out the site! I think you will enjoy it if you are one that shops online on a regular basis! I know it will aid you in saving tons of cash in the long run! If you have any issues using the site, or need a nudge in the right direction just let me know! Just make sure you create a log in id so you can reap the rewards of posting your codes online as well! :)
Thanks for coming by today you guys! I really appreciate all the love and support you guys show me! Much love to you all!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Love you guys!
*by this we mean that BBLL itself will be free of ads (hence the fact that we're still on Blogger.) However, this does not necessarily apply to blogs within the BBLL network, though many of our bloggers do keep their blogs ad-free as well!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
BUT, enough of my rambling! Lets just get on to the results! If you haven't yet viewed this vid on YouTube, then make sure to check out the video for winner results!
Congratulations to the winner!!! Please contact me via email or YouTube Messaging with your information and I will ship your prizes out to you! I am so pumped that you won! You have been nothing but supportive through all the ups and downs of my blog this past quarter and I really appreciate all your kind words and uplifting notes! You are a great subscriber and I appreciate you! I hope this gift shows you just a little bit of that thanks!
NOW...all you guys make sure to sub and comment so you can get in some of this gift action! All you have to do is follow here and on YouTube, comment, & get ready to win with little or no effort! I will be posting other contests on YouTube soon, so make sure to check back often!
Thanks to everyone that has and is supporting me! You guys mean SO much to me and I appreciate everything you do and have done for me!
Love you all!
Friday, January 8, 2010
OH!!! ONE MORE THING! My fav YouTuber, Beauty Blogger, Nat Neagle will be on BlogTV every Thrusday night at 9pm (eastern time, I believe)! Make sure to check out Nat's Post announcing this new schedule! She will be hosting giveaways and all sorts of new fun stuff on these airings, so make sure to tune in and take part! If you create a BlogTV account, it will mean you can join rooms faster and easier...so make an account...its easy and super fun! I will be starting BlogTV as well sometime this year! I think it is super fun and a very easy way to ask your fav guru's questions! :)
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Anyway, i guess this post is just going to be an update of sorts. Things have been very busy at work this week playing catch up from the holidays, so I really haven't had time to plan out blogs lately. I apolgoize for that. I do have some reviews, swatches and such coming soon. In fact, I am going to work on swatches tonight of some new shadows I got last week! I am also going to work to put together a look using this new stuff!
I have been tossing around the idea of doing project 10 pan, but everytime I think about seriously doing it, I see pictures of all the new MAC collections coming out! LOL! Not that I can really afford to get a bunch of it, but it is nice to dream! :)
I do have the winner of the giveaway chosen! It is on a vid...that is stuck on my camera! That is why I am working diligently, day and night, to figure out how to get it into moviemaker to post for you guys! Rather than just post a name, I filmed me entering everything into random.org so you guys see, for the first time, with me the winner! Hopefully, that will be posted by the end of the week, as planned, so I can get the prize sent out! Just remember to keep commenting! The MORE you comment, the more chances you get to WIN!!! The prize this quarter is going to be GREAT! I will be filming that vid as soon as I have all the components to it! Yay! I would LOVE this one! :)
I would like to ask you guys a question, though! I started to do an entire post about this, but thought just a mention here would be good enough! I would like to know what you guys' new years' resolutions are! :) Just whatever you have thought about! Most years, I have a hard time coming up with resolutions...not this year tho! Let me know!
Let me just say too, thank you all for your support last year! I really appreciate all the love that I have received since I started my channel and blog! It really makes me feel great that I am helping some people along when learning this art! I LOVE doing this more than you guys know and hope that you all are having as much fun as I am! I can't wait to share all the new things I have planned and get a contest rolling for you all on YouTube as well!! yay! So, get ready...2010 is going to be great here at Vanity's Edge!
Love you guys!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
TO NAT: Thank you for writing this post. I hate to see that you were promted however. I don't feel that this should even have to be discussed! You are one of the most kind, strong, and phenomenal people I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know! I have learned and continue to learn from you daily. I love ya girl!
First of all, the zoom is buggin me out a bit. It works okay and it may just be me trying to get used to the thing, but it takes a minute to autofocus and tends to get a bit blurry if you zoom too close to things. I had hoped for it to be better than it really is, but I guess for the price, it is okay. This is just a starter camcorder of sorts. I have my eye on my "big daddy" camcorder that I will start saving for and maybe be able to get in a few years! LOL!
It was pretty easy to figure out for the most part. I was VERY happy about that. BUT...and this is a BIG but....I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO UPLOAD THE VIDEOS TO MY COMPUTER TO EDIT!! UGH....I am SO NOT technologically inclined. I filmed 5 videos today for YouTube, since I have been slacking something fierce throughout the holidays! I even filmed the giveaway/contest winner and wanted to edit and upload it tonight for you guys! Well, I can't get the dang film off the camera!
There was this silly software CD that came with it, so I went through and installed it and read through the guide. I followed directions to a T and still, NOTHING! I am on the verge of throwing my computer out the window...when I thought..."I will vent to my bloggers, get it out, and try again!" LOL...hope you guys don't mind!
SO, if any of you guys have this cute little camera and have any tips for uploading and editing using the oh so lame MovieMaker software, let me know! I WOULD have my Adobe editing software right now if I hadn't had to put my car in the shop on New Years Eve and drop $350 on fixing it! What the crap?? Well, at least the heat works now and we won't have to rely on blankets to keep us warm on these 16 degree mornings we are having!
What are some of your technology from Christmas woes?? This has been just ONE of mine! We won't talk about the MP3 player I got my daughter, the computer games Santa got for her that won't work without online registration (she is six, she doesn't need internet!), or the computer that keeps screwing up "all by itsself" according to my wonderful daughter! LOL! Maybe I should think twice about technology for Christmas next year!
Friday, January 1, 2010
Tomorrow, I am going to begin working on numbering all the comments that were posted, starting with the first post I made that was eligible for comment entries. I will compile this list and then utilize random.org to produce a random winner! Once I have the winner, I will post here and upload a winner video to YouTube. Additional information will be included in those posts for the winner. Please remember, if you don't win this go around, keep trying! There will be one of these giveaways every quarter! I would love to do a monthly giveaway, but if I did that, the prizes would be smaller. I would rather be able to give a bigger, better prize 4 times a year, rather than just a little prize once a month. Since I am the sole sponsor and contributor to these giveaways, I unfortunatly can't drop tons of cash on all the millions of prizes I WISH I could give! Plus, this will give room to have some YouTube video contests as well!
I did have some viewers ask me to enter them or if they could just type enter me to be entered. I do have a blog post that include the rules, but I want the comment entries to always be relavent. Any comment that is irrelevant to the post will not be considered. I only find this fair to the people that come everyday to read my posts and enjoy being active in my blog. I don't expect a book for a comment, but "enter me" isn't what I am looking for either. I hope you guys understand what I am going for with this! :)
So since last quarters' giveaway ended yesterday, TODAY was the first day of this periods giveaway! I am deeming this the Q1 2010 giveaway...makes it a little easier...lol! This will end in three (3) months, in March and we will follow the same timeline in every giveaway after! Easy cheesy! But, if you do have any questions, just email me at Vanitys_Edge@yahoo.com.
So, start commenting now to get your entries started! The more you comment, the more you are entered! I will be picking up the prizes soon! I believe, as of now, one of them is going to be the CHI Keratin Mist since so many of my subs seemed to show interest in the product that was one of my November favs! I will announce the prizes as soon asI get them all gathered!
Thanks to everyone that has participated, subscribed and has started to get involved here and on my YouTube channel! I really appreciate and am thankful for each and every one of you guys! I look forward to all of the new stuff that I will be presenting for you guys! Talk to you more soon!!!