My New Make-up Must Have

I recently purchased a great make-up find!  I totally love this stuff.  The Sugar Lip Collection is ah-mazing! I bought the Sugar Lip Polish and the  Sugar Plum Tinted Lip 15 SP.

The Lip Polish is used to exfoliate your lips and leaves your lips soft. It may sound odd to exfoliate your lips at first but the results are great.   It’s brown sugar crystals, jojoba seed,  and grapeseed oils which help nourish your lips.  You leave the Lip Polish on for 5 minutes then wipe off with a warm towel.  I only use it a few times a week and I can see a difference.

SUGAR Lip Polish

The Sugar Plum Tinted Lip SPF 15 is to be used after the Lip Polish.   It helps to nourish and protect your lips.  It’s the softest and smoothest lip balm I have ever used.  The lip balm also contains antioxidant-rich vitamins to help beat wrinkly lips.  I was a little wary of the Plum tint because it looks very dark but it you can control how light or dark you want the plum by how much you put on your lips.

SUGAR Plum Tinted Lip Treatment

Fresh also has Sugar Honey Tinted, Sugar Lip and Sugar Rose Tinted Lip balms available.

All photo images/credits belong to myself

Toss your Make-Up!

Did you know that May is National Toss Your Make-up Month?

According to Good Housekeeping and CVS, it is!   It’s time to clean out that make-up drawer!  Whether this is a great marketing ploy to get us all to go out and buy new cosmetics, the truth is, most of us probably don’t replenish our make-up as often as we should. I know I’m not the only one who stretches out my products longer than I should…

Here’s a quick list of what needs to be tossed and when:

  • Toss out your mascara and liquid liner every season
  • Your skin-care products, sunscreens and liquid foundation needs to be replaced every 6 months
  • Replace your hair care products once a year
  • Toss out your powder-based cosmetics (eye shadow, pressed powder, etc), lipsticks and nail polish every 2 years

FYI, CVS  just happens to have a sale this month on most beauty products!

Weddings

I will admit that I have been really slack with my posts, lately.  Life has just kept me a bit busy lately but I am back on track, starting tonight 🙂

Since today has been all about the Royal Wedding, let’s talk about it.  I kid, I kid!  I know a lot of people are burnt out from all of TV coverage on the Royal Wedding (I am one of those people).

I am attending 2 weddings, so far, this year and I can’t wait.   That’s what is on my mind this evening, weddings and what to wear.

Here’s one of the dresses that I may wear, I just need to get some new shoes.  What’s your opinion, should I wear this to one of the weddings?

I’d rather be naked

than wear fur!  Come on readers, get your mind out of the gutter 🙂

PETA has launched  their newest “Go Naked” campaign!  

Who stripped down for their campaign?  Taraji P. Henson, an  Academy Award nominated actress bares all, at 40.   Taraji used to wear furs until she was educated on what happens to the animals to make the furs.  Henson’s  will premiere her campaign at PETA’s New York Fashion Week bash in February.  The sneak peek is below.

 

Photo Courtesy - Don Flood for PETA

The spin-off of PETA’s  Go Naked ads are the “Ink Not Mink” ads.  NFL running back, Willis McGahee,  plays for the Ravens and shows his support of animal rights by participating in PETA’s latest “Ink Not Mink” ad.  He firmly believes that it isn’t right to torture animals for a luxury like fur.

Photo Courtesy - Ken Penn for PETA

Both of these celebrities have joined a long list of predecessors in the fight for ethical treatment of animals.

If you want more information on what you can do to help stop the cruelty of animals, go to PETA for more information.

The Winner is…

a watch!

Hello Readers,

I finally made a decision between buying a purse and a watch from the money my Mom gave me for my birthday.  I appreciate all of the input you gave.

I ordered my watch, there’s a picture below.  It’s ironic that I didn’t get another purse but I truly needed a watch.  This watch was also on sale, so I had to snag it!  I am sure that a new purse is in my near future 🙂

Photo courtesy of Ashford - Skagen Watch

Random Little Things

I always end up with a random list of things I want to buy after going through my monthly fashion magazines and some of my favorite websites.  This morning, I decided to share my random list with my lovely readers!   You will  probably be able to guess that a healthier lifestyle  is on my list for the New Year with some of my items below 🙂    

eos hand lotion comes in a little plastic container that you can fit in your purse or your pocket.  There are 2 formulas; everyday hand lotion and everyday hand lotion cucumber. An extra plus is it wasn’t tested on animals.  You can order it from their website or get it at Walgreens. 

eos lotion $4

The Callet is a handy little carrier for your cash and id with your cell phone, as long as you have a Blackberry or iPhone.  This is perfect for the gym or a quick run to the grocery store.  There are 2 slots in the back of the phone protector to place your cash or credit cards.  Order one for yourself, here.

$14.99

A Rumbatime watch is perfect for swimming, exercising, skating or just hanging out.  It’s waterproof, digital, and made of silicone.  These watches are reasonable and come in a variety of colors.  You can order one on Amazon.com.

$20

Chanel Nail polish, Black Pearl is perfect if you are going for the metallic look.  Chanel’s Black Pearl is expected to be a top seller this year.

$25

I found this necklace and totally thought of a friend of mine who always has the cutest necklaces (JP). This one is made from Kate Bosworth’s new line of jewelry, named JewelMint.  It’s one of those sites where you pick photos and they create a style for you.

$30

If you ever tend to be forgetful ( I can be) maybe this will help you to remember!  This ring is cute and fashionable.  You can find it at select Macy’s stores.

$6