Simply Smooth Xtend magic potion

I recently received this magic potion to review and I really like it. 
It leaves the hair very manageable and smooth, it also leaves it a bit of shine.
I would definitely recommend it if you want to blow dry your hair straight with a bit of volume,
It doesn't hold curls but great for a fast and simple look without frizz.

I sprayed the magic potion while my hair was wet and I blow dried it.
My hair turned out like this:

 The product label says:
-help protect hair from thermal abuse            -lock in hair color
-control frizzing                                            -add incredible shine and volume
-hydrate, smooth,and detangle                     -leave hair silky and free of split ends
The product retails for $25.00 and can be found at a salon near you.

For more information on Simply Smooth xtend keratin reparative magic lotion, please visit http://americanculturehair.com/

I received the product from BeautyStat.com to review, 
I am giving my honest opinion based on how the product worked for me.

Stila coupon code

Stila fans use code:SFCRBNMWHV for free shipping on EVERYTHING no minimum purchase required :) Enjoy

Recent Haul

 Went on a mini spree at Walgreens. 
I got all the wet n wild coloricon limited edition baked palettes & the matte palette 
A Rimmel London match perfection foundation
A Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstain 
total savings with coupons was $14.50

Wet N Wild: B1G1 half off
Rimmel: was on clearance for 3 had a $2 off coupon
Maybelline: was $3 had a $1 off coupon

Names from left to rightm, top to bottom:
Baking a Cake, Bake-Off Contest, 
Baked Not Fried, Feelin' Rosy, Warm Sand, I Love Matte

Reviews and Swatches to come soon
If you have any of these products, comment & let me know what you think :)

Julep Nail polishes and treatments

I recently discovered Julep Nail polishes and I would like to share the promotion I found, 
2 Julep polishes and scrub for $5 including shipping !! est value of $60
click link and use code:FB, FIRST5 or WELCOMEMV5

Great Deal and let me know what you think Review to come soon :)
It is a monthly subscription but you can cancel anytime even after your first $5 shipment :)

From Julep website: http://www.julep.com/mavens/stories
Now they can - and so can you.  We launched our new Julep Maven program to give all of our girlfriends access to the beauty editor Sneak Peek Box we create every month.  As a Julep Maven, you will have access to the hottest trends in nail color and the latest Mani Care and Pedi Care products - delivered right to your doorstep, just like the beauty editors do.  And you'll have access to these trends and products before anyone else.

We know that tailoring and customizing each editor delivery is critical to gaining her attention and enthusiasm, so every Sneak Peek Box we send you will be tailored to your needs and preferences.  Just take our fun and easy Julep Maven Style Quiz to help us understand your style profile.

Then each month, we'll send you an email to let you know what we've curated for you in your customized beauty editor Sneak Peek Box.  If you don't like what you see, you can request another "shelf pull."

Or choose to send your Sneak Peek Box to a girlfriend as a gift - every month's set comes beautifully packaged and ready to gift.

Welcome to VIP treatment - because your opinion matters to us.  YOU are our favorite beauty editor! 

ELF Holiday 2011 Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette

I picked up the Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette from Target today.
It consists of 144 eyeshadow colors. I can't believe the broad range off all the colors.
All primary colors and neutrals as well.
I would have to say there is a mix of satin, matte, and shimmer.
The price of the palette is $15. That is a deal considering all the colors you get and the pigmentation is great.

From Elf website: 
Looking for the ultimate gift for you or someone special on your list? Our limited edition Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette features 144 gorgeous shades to create endless eye looks for the makeup artist in all of us. From bright blue hues to perfect plums, rich neutrals and sparkling charcoals, these long-lasting, pigmented shadows are ideal for creating vivid day and night looks that reflect your personal style. Discover beautiful eyes with the Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette! This sleek palette comes packaged in a sparkling silver glitter box for instant holiday glam!

 Click the link below for the current promotion online :)
Also check out this youtube video on the palette: Ultimate Eyeshadow palette

Get 40% off holiday gifts from e.l.f. with any order over $25. Just enter coupon code GIFTFAVES, now through 11/7.

KORRES Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging Eye Primer

I have been trying the Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging Eye Primer. 
I have to say I really like it. I apply it over the whole lid and under my eyes, 
it helps to hide my dark circles.
I was hesitant about the consistency as it feels a bit powdery at first but,
it applies very smoothly. 
I would definitely say this is my 2nd favorite primer.

Information from Korres website:

Properties: A 3-in-1 Eye Primer, Corrector, and Antiager. Provides a 360° smooth canvas around the delicate eye area, ensuring crease-proof, long-lasting eye shadow and concealer wear. Enriched with Quercetin & Oak extracts, it smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to provide smooth, softer skin, while visibly improving skin texture.  

Key Features/Bentfits: Corrector: Built-in apricot undertone instantly corrects darkness and imperfections on the eyelid and underneath the delicate eye area. Crease Resistor: Ensures long-lasting, crease-proof eye shadow and concealer wear. Anti-ager: Smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Key Ingredients: Quercetin & Oak Extract - a powerful antioxidant helps improve the signs of aging

I received the sample products with compliments from beautystat.com, but the review is my own opinion.
For more information on the KORRES™ products, please visit www.korresusa.com.

Revlon Look using Rose Quad

I created this look using Revlon Cosmetics
Colorstay 12 hour eyeshadow quad in 09 Rose
Colorstay lipcolor in 09 Fawn
Colorstay Liquid eye pen in 01 Blackest Black

Used the lightest shade on brow bone and pink shade on the lid
 Then I applied the arkestshade on the corner of the blended in crease. 
Then I took the 3rd darkest shade(grey) to blend in the dark shade all over the crease.
Lined the top lid with the liquid pen in blackest black.
Finished look with color stay lip balm in Fawn and applied a gloss to the middle of the lips.

Wet N Wild Pride Palette

I did this look using the Wet N Wild Pride Palette.

I also used the Deep Blue (657) Eyeliner for the top lid, Black Black(651) eyeliner on the bottom waterline.
For the Lips I used Breeze(547B) and lip liner in Willow(712).

Eyes: Prime the lid and bottom of your eye with an eye primer. Use an eye shadow brush and apply the white over the brow bone to the bottom of the eyebrow. Then apply the green to the eye lid, after grab an angled brush and apply the blue to the crease and outer lid and blend away :)  
Apply the blue below your waterline halfway and then apply the green to the other half. 
After you reach the desired look apply the deep blue liner, and the black on the water line. Eyes done.
Lips: Line the lips Willow and apply lipstick in Breeze.  Done look below.

Check out my facebook page for swatches: Beauty By Gaby

Wet n Wild Liners/Lipsticks

I bought these lip liners and lipsticks and I was surprised with the color payoff and how true it is to the color we see. The red color did rub off easily and had to reapply. I also wish the lipsticks had the name on them.

Here are some swatches and names of the colors.

 Silk Finish Lipstick             Color Icon Lip Liner

509A-Cinnamon                  712-Willow
514A-Cherry Frost              666-Brandy Wine

Swatches Below:


Left to Right                           Top: Willow
509A-Cinnamon                    Bottom: Brandy Wine
514A-Cherry Frost               

Wet N Wild Eye Shadows

 I have these single shadows I found at the clearance section awhile back at Walgreens. I also have a Palette as well as a duo, I really loved the colors,  Check out below for swatches. 
The colors are great and have good pigmentation.

Pride Palette & swatches

Wicked(253BP), Cream(251P), Gypsy(254AP) & Craze:Eye Bruise Easily(33548)

Wet N Wild Eye/Brow Liners

I recently went on a Wet N Wild Haul at Walgreens.
I purchased all these fun colors and now that the color liner look is in
I thought I would share with you the colors I bought & some swatches.
They are all so smooth to apply and the color payoff is great can definitely compare to higher brands. 
Will definitely have fun with these stay tuned for some looks to be coming soon :)

Green/Purple Eye Liners: Green(662B), Turquoise(659A), Purple(650D), Amethyst(661C); 
Swatches in Left (in order top to bottom)

Brown Eye Liners: Mink Brown(649), Dark Brown(652), Taupe(648), Bronzed(660A);
Swatches in Left (in order top to bottom)
Darker Eye Liners: White(656A), Black Black(651), Charcoal(655), Deep Blue(657), MegaCHROME#151
Swatches in Left (in order top to bottom)

Find Wet N Wild products in your drug store or online at wnwbeauty

UD Week First Look

Used: UD Naked Palette colors:Virgin, Naked, and Toasted , Urban Defence tinted moisturizer in Bulletproof, Skyscraper Mascara, 24/7 liner in Zero, Lip Junkie in Wallflower & Brow Beater in Brunette Bombshell, Also used Stila powder and Benefit Boiing.  Eyes: Toasted on lid, Buck on crease, Virgin as highlight and tear duct area. Zero eyeliner on top and bottom, Skyscraper mascara, Brows: Brunette Bombshell
Find more pictures and swatches and more on my FB Page: 


Fifteen Years ago, Sandy Lerner felt the need for more than the regular pink, red or beige makeup colors that were available.  With help from David Soward she came together with Wende Zomir  who was also ready to bring some color to makeup. All three introduced Urban Decay in 1996 with a line of 10 lipsticks and 12 nail polishes.  They came out with names like smog, oil slick, and roach.
Today Wende Zomir, Eric Jimenez, and Tim Warner are at the top of Urban Decay. Urban Decay is available World Wide, we can find it here in the U.S. in stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Macy’s.
It is obvious that there great ideas and need for wanting alternatives to the past makeup trends paid off and those of us that want bold colors and aren’t afraid to try different palette are in love with Urban Decay. They also carry products that are cruelty-free and vegan for you animal lovers.
You can shop for Urban Decay online as well at www.urbandecay.com
They have great incentives: 
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Madiha's Makeup Blog Sigma Giveaway

Sigma Giveaway

Go check out Madiha's page apart from being a great with makeup she has a giveaway going on.
She is giving away a sigma eyeshadow palette !!!!
Choose from Flare, Dare or Bare

 Good  Luck Everyone :)
 Click here to get directed to her giveaway page.