1.20.2011

Whitney's Two Blogger Awards

Alice, from Pretty Wonderful, gave me 2 blogger awards!
Thank you Alice; you're such a sweetie :)
(go check out her blog!)

The rules for The Versatile Blogger award are as follows:
*Thank and link back to who gave you the award
*Share 7 things about yourself
*Pass it on to 7 blogs you recently discovered and enjoy
*Leave your recipient a note, telling them about the award

7 Things About Me:
  1. I have an obsession with Asian cosmetics
  2. I bite my nails (gross, I know)
  3. My two doggies are the love of my life!
  4. I have BOXES and BOXES and BOXES etc. of beauty products
  5. I used to work for Kimora Lee Simmons
  6. I get bad anxiety (panic-attacks)
  7. My 26th birthday is next month (Feb. 25th)!!


7 beauty blogs I'm passing this onto:
(These are blogs I read on a DAILY basis- via email updates!)
*Kathi from Lotus Palace
my go-to website for Asian cosmetics swatches and reviews
*Sabrina from The Beauty Look Book
she is my enabler into the world of high-end cosmetics!
my fellow San-Diegan beauty blogger (amazing EOTD's!)
*Amy from Cafe Makeup
an amazing writer with detailed reviews on high-end products!
*Kari from Fab Over Forty
insightful reviews that cater to women 40+ (a rarity in this community)
*Adina from Krasey Beauty
always reporting on what's new in the beauty industry
super honest product reviews and she is a great writer (funny too!)

So following the rules...
 Thank and link the person that gave you this award
Share 7 things about yourself
Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

Okay, I basically did this in the previous award (above)
Therefore, I am passing along these two awards to the fabulous lady beauty-bloggers (above)

How to Get Winter Glowy Skin!


requested by:
hairgoddessrachel and ho444444ney

**subscribe to donnashorts1!!!
*headband from pink pewter
*scarf from Little East Bay on Etsy

Primers for dry skin:
*Stila Hydrating Primer SPF15 $34
*Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base $50
*Illamasqua Satin Primer SPF20 £19.00

*Legere White Multi BB Cream

*YSL Teint Radiance (I'm #4) $48

*Lioele Blooming Shimmer Pearl Base
http://shop.ebay.com/ (SEARCH LIOELE BLOOMING SHIMMER PEARL BASE)

*Royal & Langnickel SILK PRO Super Foundation C142

*Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Concealer (light-medium) $35

*Royal & Langnickel SILK PRO Complexion C185

*SkinFood Lime Secret Glow Pact #3

*Adesign Brushes Medium Kabuki $30

*Benefit Sugarbomb $28

*Royal & Langnickel SILK PRO Blush Brush C190

*Bdelium Tools 965

*MAC Blush in Peachtwist

*Eyeko Cream in Extra Glow $14/£8.00/9.00€
USE MY CODE: E110 for a free gift!!!

*LASHES I WORE IN MY LAST TWO VIDEOS:
Elegant Lashes #220
Triple Pack= 3 pairs for $5.85 ($1.95 each pair!!)

1.17.2011

October & November Favorites 2010

I know this is super late posting! However, I love watching "favorites" videos so I figured you guys might like to see them (even if they are a couple months old lol!).

October Favorites 2010
Products Mentioned:
my necklace is from: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweettrts12
Products Featured:
Rimmel The Max Volume Flash Mascara
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Chanel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ebene 10 and Black Shimmer 70
Face Stockholm Art Eye Pencil and Precision Eyeliner
Visee Eyeshadow Palette in N-5
Chanel Soft-Touch Eye Shadow 75 Magic Night
MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow
YSL Eyeshadow Duo
Revlon Lip Gloss
NARS Orgasm Illuminator
Angel by Thierry Mugler
Dior Addict High Shine 352 Champagne Blush
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque 76
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 5
Skinfood Lime Secret Glow Pact 3
Burberry Sheer Foundation 3
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Santa Fe
Becca Mineral Bronzing Powder in Duende
Becca Pressed Shimmer Powder in Princess
MAC 217 brush
Louise Young LY38 - Tapered shadow brush
Illamasqua Eye Shadow Brush
MAC 109 brush
MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Face brush
Louise Young LY13 - Mini socket brush

November Favorites 2010 (makeup)
Products Mentioned:
YSL Teint Radiance Foundation SPF20 #4
Benefit Sugarbomb
Chanel Bronze Universal
Illamasqua Bronzing Duo in Glint & Burnish
Eyeko Cream Extra Glow (CODE: E110 for a free gift!!)
Illamasqua Satin Primer SPF20
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base
La Mer Radiant Concealer in 02 Medium
Chanel Ombre Unique Creme Illuminating Eyeshadow in Riviera
MAC Paint Pot in Perky
Bare Minerals Eyeshadow in Bare Skin
Maybelline Eye Studio in Rose Revolution (3 cream shadow palette)
Beaute de Kose- Esprique Precious eyeshadow palette in T-6
Rimmel The Max Volume Flash Mascara
Lancome Hypnose Drama (this is a MISS!!!)
Lancome Art Liner
Pixi Beauty Eye Bright Liner
Scottish Fine Soaps- Honey B. Honeyed Lip Balm
MOR cosmetics Lip Delight in Lychee Flower
MAC Viva Glam Cyndi
Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion Lip Base SPF15
Sorme Smearproof Lip Liner in Pure Rose 22
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips Lipgloss in Sandy

November Favorites Part 2 (skin-care/hair-care)
Products Mentioned:
As I mentioned in my November Favorites 2010 video, I was going to make a separate November Favorites for Hair Care and Skin Care products.
I also, take about my experience at BYU-TI Salon in Santa Monica, California.
http://byu-ti.com Book an appointment! They have amazing specials/referral program/etc.
Paul Mitchell
Super Skinny Serum
http://paulmitchell.com

Nolita
Grit Gel
Discontinued Product (but you can still get it online- just google it)

J.F. Lazartigue
Soy Milk Strengthening Serum
*on a special promotion right now!!*
http://www.jflazartigue.com

Scottish Fine Soaps
AU LAIT Foaming Shower Mousse
http://www.scottishfinesoaps.com/

Bath and Body Works
Twisted Peppermint Body Lotion
http://www.bathandbodyworks.com

MAC
Fix +
http://www.maccosmetics.com
Click the link below to find out more about SUGI:
http://www.kosmix.com/topic/sugi_cryptomeria_japonica

DermaPro
Pineapple Cleansing Scrub
http://dermapro.com/pineapple_scrub.html

La Mer
Crème de la Mer
http://www.cremedelamer.com

NARS
Brightening Serum
http://www.narscosmetics.com

Boscia
Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment
http://www.bosciaskincare.com

Erno Laszlo
C10 (P.M.)
http://www.ernolaszlo.com/

1.16.2011

Video Tutorial: NARS Purple Smoky Look

Music:
1. Ladyhawke- Paris is burning
2. Ladyhawke- Back of the van
3. Lady Gaga- Starstruck
4. Jack Johnson- You and your heart

Products I used:
NARS Brightening Serum
NARS Makeup Primer SPF20
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Deauville
NARS Pro-Prime Skin Smoothing Face Prep
NARS Powder Foundation in Deauville
NARS Laguna Bronzer
NARS Douceur Blush
NARS Luxor Multiple
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
NARS Melusine Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Himalayas Eyeshadow Single
NARS Eurydice Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Night Series Mini Palette (Night Fever Eyeshadow)
Chanel Long-Lasting Eye Liner in 10 Ebene
Revlon Matte Luxurious Color Kohl Eyeliner in 05 Very Violet
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara
Maybelline Dark Blonde Brow Pencil
MAC Brow Set in Beguille
NARS Roman Holiday Lipstick
NARS Turkish Delight Lip Gloss

1.09.2011

Skincare Review: Natura Bisse


I was BEYOND impressed with these Natura Bisse products! 
I HIGHLY recommend you just try them out, get samples if you can. 
The Glyco Extreme Peel is an intense at-home peel... it made my skin really red and hot to the touch- but it works! It sloughs off dead skin cells, helps increase cell renewal and you can see the difference afterwards. 
The Diamond Extreme Eye cream is now my FAVORITE eye cream I have ever owned- more so than La Mer or any other brand I've tried. It is the most HYDRATING eye cream, and it has micro-fine pearls that brightens the eyes right away! 
The Diamond Mist is something I use daily before I do anything else. It refreshens and awakens my skin before I apply my serum/moisturizer. It is a very hydrating spray and feels great! 
The Cure Sheer Cream reminds me of a tinted moisturizer, but more hydrating than any other tinted moisturizer that I've tried. It feels so soft and smooth to the touch. It does not offer much coverage, yet it simply evens out my skin tone.
Bottom line, high quality and result-driven products; this made me all the more excited to try more from Natura Bisse!

GLYCO EXTREME PEEL 
Pro-enzyme peptide exfoliant 
What is it?
A weekly intensive triple exfoliating system formulated with high concentrations of innovative exfoliating ingredients that restore a youthful and supple appearance to the skin. Its properties eliminate dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It contains a Beta-lipoacid (BLA) molecule that reaches the deepest layers of the skin and accelerates its renewal process.
BENEFITS:
*Does not irritate the skin. Ideal for all skin types
*It renews mature and damaged skin.
*Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots.
*Provides an immediate lifting effect.
*Dermatologically tested.
*The skin is perfectly renewed and smooth.
*Eliminates dead skin cells and impurities.
*Helps generate a constant skin renewal.
*Leaves skin smooth, radiant and free of wrinkles.

DIAMOND EXTREME EYE 
Energizing lift for eyes 
What is it?
An extraordinary energizing and cosmetic treatment with lifting effects that renews and hydrates the skin, providing firmness and luminosity for a perfectly youthful appearance. It is formulated with an Epidermal Self Modulator that protects the skin, creating a natural barrier that renews the skin.
BENEFITS:
*Exceptional upper lid lifting effect.
*Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
*Revitalizes and decongests the skin.
*Eliminates signs of fatigue and stress.
*Diminishes under-eye shadows and restores luminosity.

DIAMOND MIST 
Bio-energy infusion 
What is it?
A luxurious and energizing essence that provides an immediate source of energy and vitality. Its bio-energetic properties stimulate cells, increasing their regenerating and detoxifying potential, resulting in luminous skin throughout the day.
BENEFITS:
*Infuses Super ATP energy source to enhance cells metabolism.
*Improves micro-circulation and revitalizes.
*Protects from environmental aggressions.
*Hydrating and calming benefits.
*Alcohol-free energizing mist.
*Suitable for all skin types.
*Helps maximize the action and benefits of any skin care regime.

THE CURE SHEER CREAM 
Color Enhanced Moisturizer SPF 20
What is it?
THE CURE SHEER CREAM is a dual action formula that offers extended protection and hydration while providing the skin with a beautiful appearance. This innovative formula includes cutting-edge "Self-adapting" pigments that adapt to all skin tones to neutralize the appearance of skin imperfections and provide a glowing and healthy complexion. This exceptional day cream also contains a complex that provides a "soft focus" effect and produces multiple light micro-reflections, creating a luminous halo that softens the appearance of dark circles and shadows. Sulphorane, a highly purifying and detoxifying component obtained from Lepidium Sativum sprouts smoothes the skin, provides a bright and luminous appearance and helps restore a firm feel while improving the look of elasticity to the skin.
More info:
THE CURE SHEER CREAM has a light, silky texture that blends easily and provides a velvety, smooth and even appearance while infusing the skin with a soothing sensation. This extraordinary formula contains Hyaluronic acid and Fermentus Glaciarum extract, a powerful anti-wrinkle element that effectively improves An exclusive blend that resembles the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor and deeply moisturizes the skin while visibly improving the look of skin's texture and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.
BENEFITS:
*Breathable approach to an even skin-tone
*Enhanced water resistant properties allowing all day wear & hydration
*Improves skin's ability to capture and hold moisture
*An alternate to heavy foundations for light & natural coverage
*Sheer color that adapts to ALL skin tones
*Plumps skin, visibly reducing appearance of lines and wrinkles
*Promotes quicker recovery of sensitized skin
*Increases production of elastin and collagen
*Stimulates skin's natural detoxifying process