Friday, September 28, 2012

The Beauty Blogger Bunch Weekend Blog Hop


September 28th - October 1st, 2012

Join the Beauty Blogger Bunch blog hop! Add your link below and hop around to discover new blogs and new friends! Both beauty and fashion bloggers are welcome. Also feel free to grab the script and add make a post on your blog with the hop. Make sure to be part of the bunch and follow The Beauty Blog Bunch on twitter or facebook.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Chella Skin Care


"
Chella creates remarkable lash, eyebrow and skin care products. Prostaglandin-free products that fill your eyebrows, lengthen your eyelashes, and advanced skin care products that stop clocks and address every sign of aging.
"

Quoted from website: www.chella.com

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Laid Brand Hair Care


"
PHEROTTRACTION™ technology is a custom pheromone blend with different formulas for women and men. Both utilize six unique pheromones that act synergistically to achieve their desired effects. AND, since hair has a greater surface area than skin, adding PHEROTTRACTION™ to hair care products allows the pheromones to work better, and last longer.

LAID BRAND is the only professional grade hair care line to use this level of pheromone technology.

PHEROTTRACTION™ for women uses an exclusive blend of six pheromones aimed at enhancing a woman’s senses… letting her embrace every moment as her finest.
"

Quoted from website: www.laidbrand.com

The Beauty Blogger Bunch Weekend Blog Hop


September 21st - 24th, 2012

Join the Beauty Blogger Bunch blog hop! Add your link below and hop around to discover new blogs and new friends! Both beauty and fashion bloggers are welcome. Also feel free to grab the script and add make a post on your blog with the hop. Make sure to be part of the bunch and follow The Beauty Blog Bunch on twitter or facebook.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Magnifibres




I was so excited when the lovely rep at Magnifibres contacted me and asked if I would be interested in receiving a sample of their product. Since I have the worst eyelashes of anyone I have ever come across, I immediately said, "Of course!" Magnifibres is actually not available in the US yet but widely popular in the UK. I was thrilled to try a product that isn't even available yet in this country! As I've learned the UK is the main hub of beauty bloggers and all the new and upcoming beauty products.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

About To Get Lushed



When visiting Justin (from my previous post) I noticed his arms were very dry and flakey. I told him the next time I came to visit, I was going to beautify him with some Lush moisturizers. He thought I meant Lush, as in lavish but of course I informed him Lush is one of the best stores ever.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Close to my heart...



The Balm - DownBoy Blush



I recently won one of The Balm's daily twitter contests and chose to try out the DownBoy Blush. I had never tried any of their products before and now since I've tested out the blush, I want to try them all. This blush is so full of pigment, but applies to my face every evenly and not overbearing. It is a blush that is easy to layer as well, meaning you can put a tiny bit on to get a pink glow or apply several layers to create more of a deep pink.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Beauty Blogger Bunch Blog Hop


Join the Beauty Blogger Bunch blog hop! Add your link below and hop around to discover new blogs and new friends! Also feel free to grab the script and add make a post on your blog with the hop. Make sure to be part of the bunch and follow The Beauty Blog Bunch on twitter or facebook.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blog Button Design

I've had a lot of questions about blog buttons and yes...I do design blog buttons.  Blog buttons come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the most common is square at 128 px. A blog button represents your blog and are great promotional tools, as your supporters and fans can grab your button and post it on their blog, which will automatically link back to you.  Obviously the more it grabs someone's attention the more likely they are going to click on it.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Preparing for bed with my Sleeping Beauty Pack

I have previously done a post on What's in my Beauty Makeup Bag & I thought that I should do another post on "What's in my Sleeping Beauty Pack!

Sleeping Beauty Pack Must Have! Find out why these are the MUST HAVE!

 1. Renew Hydrating Mist Toner.
Being alcohol-free, this toner is great for sensitive skin like mine. Plus long-term use of toner helps to reduce size of enlarged pores.

 


2. bareMinerals Purely Nourishing Cream.
Everything good (and bad) about it has been discussed in my previous post. Who's guilty of not reading it? =p

 


3. Retin-A Cream.
Don't think you can buy this acne cream over-the-counter but this doctor's prescribed cream is great for my acne!

 


4. Fancl Resteye Gel.
I've got this problem of dry skin at the corner of my eyes and this gel aids in keeping my eye smooth and no flaking dry skin hanging at the inner corner of my eye!

 

 These are my MUST HAVE. What are yours?

Meet Adeline - Guest Blogger


AhDaLin
www.AhDaLin.com

Lifestyle/beauty/health & fitness/food blogger, Ahdalin finds fascination in everything she does in life and will blog about anything that she fancies. She shares beauty and tutorials with readers and review products on a regular basis.


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Sunday, September 02, 2012

Shopping Trip with Jessica

Okay before you get started checking this post out, you should do a couple things...
Step 1: Pull out that smartphone or iphone that you have RIGHT beside you cause you just tweeted about your lunch, workout, shopping or about how your reading my blog :)
Step 2: Go to the app store and download the Pretty in my Pocket app -- Its free

I know Ashley did a video for it and I have to agree its pretty fun and useful! If your anything like me you want to see what the reviews are on a product before you go and spend the money on it. Its a FUN and super helpful app that lets you share whats in your beauty bag with others! Download & just see for yourself

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I found myself bored this afternoon and near the mall---those are NEVER EVER two good combinations for my wallet. However, I did manage to score some pretty good stuff at a good price!

I noticed a lot of people who view blogs & YouTube or are consumers in general like to see Drug store brands that might be dupes for a more high end brand, or they want to see a more cost-efficient style of shopping....which is exactly what I have for you today!!

This afternoon, I made my rounds at Sephora, Ulta, and Sally's just looking.... I intended on finding a make-up set bag as well as a hard train case for some freelance work. Unfortunately neither were to be found.

-----> Side NOTE:  I was also scouting out the Make-up Forever 12 Flash Color Case Palette--I stayed in Sephora around an hour trying to decide if I needed/wanted the pretty expensive product. From my understanding this palette is beyond multi-purpose, you can make foundations, blush, eye shadows, and well pretty much anything with it. If any of you have this, I would LOVE to know if its worth the cash and if it will actually be used.
VOTE GRAB or PASS!?
Thanks!

Anyway back to the shopping trip, I have some freelance work to do tomorrow so had to grab a couple different types of lashes, and if your a make-up junkie you never ever just buy one thing.
ULTA:
1.) The New Tarte Call of the Wild palette:
- I keep seeing reviews for it so I had to check it out. It is a compact case (animal print!!) with Eight neutral shadows, some dark, light with a couple shimmery some matte with great blending colors. Great little travel eye compact.
- To be honest this is NOT my first Tarte purchase and I do not think their shadows get enough love! They have good color pay-off & are reasonably priced  ($36 for the palette that means $4.50 a shadow and a great combination of colors that can be worn everyday from school to work or out with friends--or a day to night look. Your choice.


2.) Real Techniques Make-up Brushes
About two months ago I saw creator Samantha Chapman, a Pro Make-up Artist, Beauty Blogger and YouTube Guru @Pixiwoo using Real Techniques brushes in a video and her make-up always looks incredible!
 Brushes that give a a beautiful finish + a sale? That was reason enough to check them out --- I am SO glad I did!

For a very Reasonable price I got SEVERAL brushes for a flawless make-up application; since buying them I have sent every other "face" brush I own, over to the island of neglected make-up tools for now, plus I wont cry for days if Tucker decides to turn one into a toy if I only paid $5 for it.

Ill post a photo of them, and what their purpose is for reference, but obviously there are no rules.
*Large Powder Brush - (you could probably get away with one or the other on the blush or powder)
*Blush Brush
Setting Brush
*Contour (which I use to buff out concealer under the eye as well as contouring.) Detail Brush- I hardly use it for concealer but to each their own.
Short top Stippling Brush-
*Buffing brush that I use for cream blush
Pointed foundation brush
With the BOGO deal and a coupon I spent probably less like $30 on them ALL (* marks favorites)

3.) LIP PRODUCT
Like I seriously need anymore of that..but recently I've been into lip stain + moisturizing lip balm.
The Maybelline Baby Lips are like 2.29 a piece. They look like a chap stick but tint your lips! Ive been adding lip liner and wearing them alone.

With the pink Baby Lips I wear MAC soar lip liner $14.50 and I just picked up the red and decided to try a cheaper alternative, the NYX Jumbo lip pencil $4.99. They sorta remind me of those lip smackers I wore when I was a kid.  I'm not exactly a fan of these. Or at least the red or any bright color- you will have it all over your face. It's very very transferable, bleeds really bad and has no staying power in my opinion! Save your $5 and get a lip stain!

SALLY'S:

I have been wanting to try one of those clamp free curling wands and I found a Hot Tools 1" wand on super sale for about $12. We will see how that works out for me.
- I never have known the difference between those $70 hair dryers and the ones you can buy from Target...then I read an article and apparently the ceramic dryers emit negative ions that reduce static and frizz, and have a "gentle" heat that protects hair?
- Honestly it was a BayBliss Pro (my favorite styling tool brand) for $14 and I broke my old one so it was due time.

I will be testing this hair dryer out to see if the product description is true or if its just a marketing scheme to make you buy the expensive one...Only time will tell!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

If your out doing some end of summer shopping be sure to check out some of these products and see what you think!

XoXo - Jessica




Saturday, September 01, 2012

September #bbloggerLove



Each day this month I will post a different featured Beauty Blogger.  Thank you to everyone who has helped me create this post.  As with previous monthly posts, if you retweet the daily #bbloggerLove tweet, it will count as [ +1 entry ] in the September giveaway. Only one #bbloggerLove retweet per day, per person.



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WatermelonRaindropX







September 30, 2012: 
WatermelonRaindropX
When you enter this blog, you enter a world of a teenage girl living in a whimsical wonderland laced with flirtatious fashion and beautiful unnecessaries of life!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @BBTootsBeauty ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Unnakednails
September 29, 2012: 
Unnakednails
I hate to have naked nails and therefore endeavour to have them unnaked at all times! My blog lets me indulge in my passion for nail art and all girl things!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @unnakednails ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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SparklySexyCool
September 28, 2012: 
SparklySexyCool
SparklySexyCool is a blog detailing the most gorgeous fashion and jewellery around and top beauty buys and tips. There’s also a shop and quite a few posts regarding nail polish!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @sparklysexycool ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Simply Gorgeous
September 27, 2012: 
Simply Gorgeous
Simply Gorgeous... a blog offering makeup and fashion tips, makeup looks, product review, lifestyle and celebrity articles.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @Gorgeous_Makeup ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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She Loves the Finer Things
September 26, 2012: 
She Loves the Finer Things
A blog about Beauty, Fashion, Food and all things nice!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @Yewizzy ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Thoughts in Little Boxes
September 25, 2012: 
Thoughts in Little Boxes
Honest and thorough beauty reviews and tutorials with a little fun thrown in to spice it up! Covering everything from Chanel to MUA to Decleor; there's something for everyone.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @woshixiongmao ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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NoFearofPerfection
September 24, 2012: 
NoFearofPerfection
Fashion & beauty mostly! Everything a girl could ask for!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @blondi0549 ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Nicole Reviews Beauty
September 23, 2012: 
Nicole Reviews Beauty
Nicole Reviews Beauty is a makeup & beauty blog specializing in detailed reviews and high-quality photography. Nicole offers a laid back, imperfect approach to beauty.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @Nicole_Reviews ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Nature's Beauty Secrets Blog
September 22, 2012: 
Nature's Beauty Secrets Blog
Nature's Beauty Secrets Blog ways to use nature's gifts to make all-natural beauty products. It also reviews all-natural beauty/personal care products and the companies that make them.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @AnnettMcD ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Mad About You
September 21, 2012: 
Mad About You
New beauty blogger posting about her favorite products and brands for hair and skin care and makeup.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @JCleg1 ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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LizLovesMakeupx3
September 20, 2012: 
LizLovesMakeupx3
LizLovesMakeupx3 is a beauty and lifestyle blog.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @lizlovesmakeup ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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It's A Kind of Lovely
September 19, 2012: 
It's A Kind of Lovely
It's a Kind Of Lovely, is about all things lovely! Features Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle posts

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @Rebekah_Dunn ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Hairspray and High Heels
September 18, 2012: 
Hairspray and High Heels
Hairspray and High Heels is a beauty blog run by Ange who is a nail polish obsessed, animal print loving Jersey girl with Chanel taste on a Revlon budget but making it work fabulously!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @angejim0531 ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Gold Dust
September 17, 2012: 
Gold Dust
Katie writes about pretty much everything, from beauty and fashion to yummy recipes!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @Katieatki ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Fashiony Nails
September 16, 2012: 
Fashiony Nails
Fashiony Nails is a blog about beauty. There you will find anything from reviews to makeup looks to nail art.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @AnneColt ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Emillie's World
September 15, 2012: 
Emillie's World
Emillie's World is written by Emillie Willcocks, a 13 year old girl. Her blog is a bit of fun, goes on about fashion & beauty and is just a bit of banter! She loves what she does and is young, wild & free!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @EmilliesWorld12 ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Dolce Vanity



September 14, 2012: 
Dolce Vanity
Offering varied topics from beauty, skincare, natural & organic home treatments, makeup tutorials & more. It's your one stop for everything varied in beauty.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @LaaLaaMonroe ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Diamond In Rouge


September 13, 2012: 
Diamond In Rouge
A Eurasian girl in Asia ready to take on the world with her weakness for shiny things and unhealthy obsession with pretty nails!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @mariaveronicaa ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Crazy,Beautiful Makeup
September 12, 2012: 
Crazy,Beautiful Makeup
I am a makeup artist,that has turned to beauty blogging. I love to share my reviews of products as I use them on myself and clients.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @crzybeautfulmua ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Brittneyannexoxo Daily Glamour






September 11, 2012: 
Brittneyannexoxo Daily Glamour: Beauty Fashion and Lifestyle
Brittneyannexoxo is a blog about anything Glamour related (beauty fashion and lifestyle). She posts daily blog posts about anything about those three categories.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @Brittneyannexo ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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BRAVENEZZ


September 10, 2012: 
BRAVENEZZ
This blog shares and expresses my life’s journeys, my passion for fashion and beauty, my poems, reviews on products YouTube channels, blogs among other things.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @H04Leslie ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Beauty Test Dummies
September 9, 2012: 
Beauty Test Dummies
We test and review beauty products daily. Many of the reviews are based on free samples.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @carriecousins ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Beauty Product Review


September 8, 2012: 
Beauty Product Review
Beauty Product Review features reviews on makeup, skincare, haircare and more! Get personal updates, beauty tip of the days, face of the days and reviews all in one spot!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @Sephyday ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Beauty by T
September 7, 2012: 
Beauty by T
Beauty by T is a blog written by a 22 year old with a major love for anything beauty&fashion related. Posts include hauls,reviews,tutorials, and a few personal ones along the way.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @Beautybyttwo ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Beauty and the Photographer
September 6, 2012: 
Beauty and the Photographer
18 year old, Photography and Beauty obsessed blogger.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @HeyyArnoldx ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Beautygnome
September 5, 2012: 
Beautygnome
A fun beauty blog with daily posts covering the latest and greatest in makeup, nail art, beauty events, reviews, and more!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @beautygnome ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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Beautiful Dreams
September 4, 2012: 
Beautiful Dreams
Beauty reviews, favorites, giveaways and more! Also tons of DIY recipes from around the web, there are so many amaazing recipes out there to share!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @steffers516 ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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BB&Toots Beauty Blog
September 3, 2012: 
BB&Toots Beauty Blog
BB&Toots review and give tips and tricks about the latest beauty products and trends!

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @BBTootsBeauty ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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A Little Beauty Luxury
September 2, 2012: 
A Little Beauty Luxury
A blog dedicated to the little luxuries in life: beauty products, skin care & cosmetics.

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @LittleBeautyLux ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "

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A day in the life of
September 1, 2012: 
A day in the life of
My blog is about a scottish lass who loves anything about beauty and cosmetics, making new friends.  I love the 5c's - cocktails , coffee, cake clothes and cosmetics! :-)

TWEET:
" Check out today's featured #bblogger ( @laurziecooper ) in the September edition of #bbloggerLove by @alElizabeth http://goo.gl/MS7ef "