Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Red Carpet Look - L'Oréal Paris : Destination Beauty

L'Oréal Paris : Destination Beauty Contest Entry
♥♥♥



MAKE-UP PRODUCTS:
Skin Prep: 
    Clinique - Soap & Toner
Moisturizer:
    Clinique - Deep Comfort Body Moisturizer
Primer:
    Too Faced Beauty Balm - Vanilla Glow
Concealer:
    MAC - Select Cover-up
Foundation:
    MAC Foundation - Studio Fix Fluid
Eye Shadow Primer:
    Mary Kay - Eye Primer
Eyebrows:
    MAC - Fling
    NYC Brow Blender & Liner - Blonde
Eyelash Curler: 
    MAC - Eyelash Curler
Eyelash Glue:
    DUO Adhesive - Dark
Eyelashes:
    Ardell - Wispie Lashes
Eyeliner:
    Revlon - Colorstay Cream Pencil Liner (Black/Brown)
    Revlon - Liquid Liner (Blackest Black)
    MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
Eyeshadow: 
    MAC Shadow - Shroom
    Mary Kay Shadow - Honey Spice
    Clinique - Coffee Shop
    E.L.F. - Celebrity
Under Eyes / Concealer: 
    Benefit - Boiing
    Benefit - High Beam
Powder: 
    Merle Norman - Ultra Powder Foundation
    MAC - Select Sheer / Loose
Blush:
    Smashbox - Soft Lights - Smashing Highlight
    MAC - Well Dressed
    MAC - Harmony
    ELF - Fuschia Fusion
    MAC Blush - Barbie Pearl Blossom (not available - limited edition)
Mascara: 
    L'Oreal - Extra Volume Collagen Mascara - Blackest Black 680
Lipliner: 
    Benefit - Cupid's Bow
    Rimmel - Eastend Snob
    Unnamed Gold Lip Liner
Lipstick:
    NYC - Lilac Dream 414B
Lip Gloss: 
    L'Oreal Lip Gloss - Never Fail Petal 105

TOOLS:
Alcone Company:

MAC:
Brushes:
Small Duo Fibre Face Brush 188
Blending Brush 217
Shader Brush 242
Large Powder Brush 150


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sanrio : Hello Kitty =^,,^=

When I was younger I used to LOVE the Sanrio store...well I probably still would...but Sanrio stores aren't as wide spread as they were in the 90s. But needless to say, I was in there every time my Mother and I went to the mall. At that time, each time you made a purchase a little trinket would be attached to your bag with a sticker. When I would get home I would place the little trinket in a box and now years later, I have discovered that many of these little trinkets are no longer around. I did a search on the internet, to find a few that I have, but not many. I took a few photographs of my favorites out of the fifty I collected.


Plastic Tops

Pencils

Bookmarks & Nametags

☆ Beauty Word of Day - February 19th

The second "Beauty Word of the Day" for [ +2 ] extra entries in the February giveaway is " junoesque ". Just enter the beauty word into the Rafflecopter application under "Beauty Word of the Day" to earn your extra entries. This word is only entry worthy for 24 hours.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Make-up Tutorial: Valentine's Day

Hope everyone had a love filled Valentine's Day! 
♥♥♥



MAKE-UP PRODUCTS:
Skin Prep: 
    Clinique - Soap & Toner
Moisturizer:
    Clinique - Deep Comfort Body Moisturizer
Foundation:
    Temptu - S/B Foundation
Concealer:
    MAC - Select Cover-up
Eyebrows:
    MAC - Fling
    MAC - Omega
Eyeliner:
    MAC - Eye Kohl Smolder
Eyeshadow: 
    Bella Terra Cosmetics - Opal: Pure
    E.L.F. - Celebrity    MAC - Vellum
    MAC - Swish    My Beauty Addiction - After Party & Party Girl
Under Eyes / Concealer: 
    Benefit - Boing
    Benefit - High Beam
Powder: 
    Merle Norman - Ultra Powder Foundation
    MAC - Select Sheer / Loose
Blush:
    MAC - Well Dressed
    Smashbox - Soft Lights - Smashing Highlight
Mascara: 
    Maybelline - The Colossal Volum' Express - Glam Black
Lipliner: 
    NYX - A21 Pink Sachet
Lip Stain: 
    Benefit - Posietint
Lip Gloss: 
    MAC - Clear LipGlass

TOOLS:
Alcone Company:

MAC:
Blending Brush 217
Shader Brush 242
Large Powder Brush 150


♥♥♥

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Beauty Blog Button Code

Hey! Hey!!   :)

I had lots of questions today about how to put the buttons on your blog.

PLEASE NOTE:
**All of the front brackets [ will need to be replaced with < and all of the back brackets ] will need to be replaced with >
       ...otherwise it would execute in this blog post. 


Upload your image to an online photo album, such as photobucket. Use the photo URL for the "IMAGE WEB ADDRESS".
Of course if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Here is the code:

[center][a href="http://YOUR WEB ADDRESS/" target="_blank" title="BLOG TITLE"][img alt="BLOG TITLE" src="http://IMAGE WEB ADDRESS"/][/a]
[br /]
[br /]
[textarea id="code-source" rows="3" name="code-source"][center][a href="http://YOUR WEB ADDRESS/"][img border="0" src="http://IMAGE WEB ADDRESS"/][/a][/center][/textarea][/center]

Share your Beauty Blog Button

Hey #bbloggers....if you have a blog button I'd love to link you from my friends page.  Just want to show my support back!

Of course if you would like to link mine here is the code:



Ashley Elizabeth's Beauty Blog

If you are unsure of how to make one and would like get a custom made button, I'd be happy to make one for you for a small fee.  This way you can network your blog, through your friend's blog.  Just contact me through twitter or email for more details.  Here are a few examples of beauty buttons I have put together:



Pixiwoo


My Mane Blog


Nail Polish Wars


Beauty Patootie



Makeup by Siryn



Ninas Bargain Beauty

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

☆ Beauty Word of Day - February 7th

The first "Beauty Word of the Day" for [ +2 ] extra entries in the February giveaway is " pulchritude ".  Just enter the beauty word into the Rafflecopter application under "Beauty Word of the Day" to earn your extra entries. This word is only entry worthy for 24 hours.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

February 2012 Beauty Giveaway

http://blog.alelizabeth.com

I've been prepared for this one since the beginning of January....and finally February is here.  This month I will have 4 winners who will each win a pink lip tar from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in honor of Valentine's Day.  The colors up for grabs are: Strumpet, Pageant, Pretty Boy and Narcissus.  To sweeten the prize a $10 gift card to ULTA will be included with each lip tar.  There are multiple ways to enter and multiple chances to win.





Wednesday, February 01, 2012

February ♥ : 29 Days of Beauty

Happy February to my beauties....
Every day of this month I will post and tweet about a product that I absolutely LOVE and use routinely.  If you retweet the daily tweet, it will count as [ +2 entries ] in the February giveaway. (Please note: These are NOT the items/prizes in the giveaway.)  Only one beauty love product retweet per day, per person.
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Sephora / Bare Escentuals
February 29, 2012: 
Bare Escentuals - Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish
One of my favorite products from Bare Escentuals. This lip gloss is a lip plumper that gives your lips fullness, without a whole lot of burn. The gloss is a little bit sticky, but not as sticky as other lip gloss brands.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @bareescentuals ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "
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Alexis Vogel
February 28, 2012: 
Alexis Vogel - Retexturizing Face Primer
First and foremost, Alexis Vogel is my favorite make-up ever. She is truly a talented artist…so naturally she created her own line of cosmetics. I have tried several products from her line and loved them all, but the face primer is by far the best primer I have ever used. Alexis is currently in the process of creating an updated line that I've heard will feature two different primers.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @alexisvmakeup ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "
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MAC Cosmetics
February 27, 2012: 
MAC Cosmetics - Fluidline
A liquid liner that lasts a long time. My favorite shade is "Blacktrack". I use this to define a precise upper lash line or as a black bottom tear line.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @MACcosmetics ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "
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Embryolisse
February 26, 2012: 
Embryolisse - Lait-Crème Concentrè (24-Hour Miracle Cream)
This lotion is awesome! It can be used as a primer, moisturizer or as a make-up primer. Make sure to check out my blog on Embryolisse.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @embryolisseusa ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "
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LORAC
February 25, 2012: 
LORAC - TANtalizerBaked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15
I got a sample from Sephora as a beauty gift. The small sample lasted for a long time and looks spectacular on my skin. It wasn't shimmery or sparkly like some bronzers. It also blends well with other face powders.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @lorac_cosmetics ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "
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Too Faced Cosmetics
February 24, 2012: 
Too Faced Cosmetics - Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Even though I usually skip eyeshadow primer, I have worked with girls that need primer 100% of the time otherwise, the shadow will crease instantly. This eye primer is wonderful is keeping your eyeshadow in place, without creases.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @toofaced ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "
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Benefit Cosmetics
February 23, 2012: 
Benefit Cosmetics - BADgal Lash Mascara
By far by favorite mascara ever. It was one of the first products I ever tried from Benefit and it is still one of my personal make-up kit necessities. I recently tried their new mascara "They're Real", but BADgal still wins me over.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @benefitbeauty ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "
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Ardell Lashes
February 22, 2012: 
Ardell Lashes - Duo Eyelash Adhesive Dark Tone
I've used all kinds of lash adhesives, but the Ardell DUO in black is my favorite. It dries quickly and dark. It does not leave that shiny reside that other brands will leave on the top of your lashes.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @Ardell_Lashes ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "
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Smashbox / QVC
February 21, 2012: 
Smashbox Cosmetics - Soft Lights / Highlight
I was flipping through the television channels one day and ended up stopping on QVC to get sold on the Smashbox Soft Lights in Highlight, by Holly. It looks so radiant and glowy on my skin. I absolutely love this product for an under blush pop or over blush as a highlighter.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @smashbox ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "
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Ashley Elizabeth
February 20, 2012: 
Rimmel London - Eastend Snob Lip Liner
I picked this liner up as my half price for purchasing another item that day, hoping that this would finally be a good lip liner for myself…as I have never really worn much lipstick or lip liner. Much, much to my surprise, this color is perfect on my lips. I went through the whole liner, which might be a first ever for me. It goes on so very smoothly and lasts a long time.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @rimmellondonUS ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
February 19, 2012: 
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics - Bubblegum Lip Scrub
For chapped or crusty lips this product is fabulous! Take a little bit and scrub the dead skin off your lips...the Castor sugar acts as an exfoliant. Then you lick your lips for a sweet treat and fresh lips.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @LUSHCosmetics ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Vaseline
February 18, 2012: 
Vaseline - Petroleum Jelly
A make-up artist's best friend!

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @vaselinebrand ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Alcone Company
February 17, 2012: 
Collyre Bleu Laiter Clear Blue Eye Drops
If you use eyedrops, but don't like the burn, then I suggest these blue eyedrops...YES, blue and non burning. (Do not use if you wear contacts, as the blue will stain your contacts.) Within 10 - 15 minutes of using these eye drops, the whites of your eyes will be bright and no more tints of yellow or red.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @AlconeCompany ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Kiehl's
February 16, 2012: 
Kiehl's - Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion
I've been using this toner for years. It does magic wonders on shaving irritation. I don't suggest using it on your face, as I think it is a little too strong for my face.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @kiehlsnyc ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Sexy Hair Concepts
February 15, 2012: 
Sexy Hair - Smooth & Seal I use the Sexy Hair Concepts shampoo and conditioner, but the Smooth & Seal is by far my favorite product from them. It gives my hair great shine and the smell of it is just heavenly.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @sexyhair ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
February 14, 2012: 
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic - Lip Tar
Happy Valentine's Day! ♥♥♥ Lip Tars come in a variety of colors and a tiny bit goes a very long way. Don't forget that my February giveaway includes Lip Tar...so if you haven't tried it, make sure to enter so you can try some for yourself.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @OCCMAKEUP ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Madame Madeline Lashes
February 13, 2012: 
Madame Madeline Lashes
Anyone that knows me, knows I have an obsession with fake lashes...I love them. But buying them in your local beauty supply store can get expensive, real fast. If you haven't heard of Madame Madeline Lashes I highly recommend checking out their selection and great prices for all your lash needs. Most of the time, you can find promo codes for a discount or free pairs of lash strips.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty company ( @madamemadeline ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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MAC Cosmetics
February 12, 2012: 
MAC Cosmetics - Eyeshadow - Shroom
I read a review about this shade of eyeshadow and wanted to try it out for myself. It is a great shade that can be used as a base and/or highlight for light to medium skin tones.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @MACCosmetics ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Colorescience
February 11, 2012: 
Colorescience - Sunforgettable Mineral Powder
A sample jar of this came in my Birchbox and I absolutely loved it. I ended up purchasing a larger size and use it quite frequently. If you like Bare Escentuals you will absolutely love Colorescience, as the creator Diane Ranger worked/created for Bare Escentuals before launching Colorescience.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @colorescience ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Benefit Cosmetics
February 10, 2012: 
Benefit - High Beam
I first had a make-up artist use this on me and I had to go out immediately and buy some for myself. I use it under and on top of my make-up. It blends in smoothly and makes my skin look radiant.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @benefitbeauty ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Clinique
February 9, 2012: 
Clinique
I did a video this evening on my skincare routine and how much I love Clinique. I've been using their skincare line since I was young...and I swear by it.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @Clinique_US ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Bella Terra Cosmetics
February 8, 2012: 
Bella Terra Cosmetics Eye Shadows
I did a video on these eyeshadows and how marvelous they are. They are multi-use, meaning they are be eyeliner, lip gloss, nail polish, etc. I recommend ordering them online, as I have found the prices and selection are much better.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @btcosmetics ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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TEMPTU
February 7, 2012: 
TEMPTU PRO S/B Foundation
When I first started doing airbrush make-up, I had heard nothing but good things about TEMPTU...and damn right, it is the BEST foundation I have ever used.  I prefer this silicone based foundation any day over water based foundations.  Color matching is a breeze, as their array of shades are perfect for any skin tone.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @TEMPTUPRO ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Blow Pro NY
February 6, 2012: 
Blow Pro Non-Sticky Hairspray
I had never heard of this brand, but "non-sticky hairspray" made me wonder if my hair would fight it, like all other hairsprays. But no, my hair likes this hair spray and it definitely has good hold for being non-sticky.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @blowdrybeauty ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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e.l.f. Cosmetics
February 5, 2012: 
e.l.f. Studio Blush
I really thought for $3.00 these blushes would be garbage, but much to my surprise some of the colors moved up in my favorites. It blends easily and looks very natural with my skin tone.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @askelf ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Nicovision
February 4, 2012: 
Shadow Shields
I discovered these wonderful little make-up helpers at the Make-up Show in LA a few years ago...if you are doing complicated eye makeup this helps keep your undereyes clean.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @shadowshields ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Merle Norman Cosmetics
February 3, 2012: 
Merle Norman Ultra Powder Foundation
This powder has great coverage and can be used on top of makeup to help set makeup or by itself. This has been a constant product in my makeup kit since high school.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @merlenormaninc ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Alcone Company
February 2, 2012: 
Alcone Company Make-up Wipes
I did a tutorial on how wonderful these things are...especially on the go.

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @AlconeCompany ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "

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Revlon Cosmetics
February 1, 2012: 
Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner
I have been using this eyeliner for years...long lasting and easy to apply.  My favorite shade is the "black brown".

TWEET: " Check out today's featured beauty product ( @revlon ) in the 29 Days of Beauty by @alElizabeth goo.gl/On2vQ "