Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Real Deal

I am super excited to introduce Antonym. I dig all things Zen, bamboo and au naturale.
I can't wait to feature the brand and play with the ultra-hip, modern makeup with a twist.
The brush sets, the quads, the Baked Terracotta, so sleek and streamlined.
Here's your chance to be a trendsetter and try it first.
Look gorgeous, while saving the earth. How beautiful is that?
Glamazons with a conscience, unite.

Antonym is offering 40% savings on our entire line for the Thanksgiving shopping week, starting last night.

Here's the Amazon link:

"The main idea behind Antonym was to create a professional line of make-up and tools that are both more affordable and also more skin- and earth friendly. Our brushes are made out of sustainable bamboo, aluminum ferules (not plastic), and use top quality synthetic bristles that are comparable in softness and pickup to the best natural bristles. They are completely cruelty-free, and eco-friendly."

Monday, November 19, 2012

Wallow In It

Sometimes you just don't feel like it. A girl's got a right to an off day.
Do what the talented and funny DIY expert, Brooke Peterson would do. Throw yourself
a Pity Party. That's right, indulge in a me day, a personal holiday for one. Stay in bed, watch 80's flicks, hot fudge sundaes, wallow. The sky's the limit. Take full advantage, I feel like crap, I'm calling in sick and I'm going to embrace it. One day is all you need, then it's back to business. 
Check out the DIY Rock What You Got video on StyleHaul.
A me day, to refresh, renew and find your groove.
It's ok to stop, breathe and refuel.

Brooke Peterson

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Sorcerer's Magic Wand

I love stumbling upon new products. Especially funky, artisan, homespun products made in the good ole' U. S. of A., Minneapolis to be exact.
The Elixery makes me happy. Artistry, mixed with quality and moxy. In hard times when most people are playing it safe, The Elixery is creating and offering homespun, high-end product. Diane Sawyer should profile them in her "Made In America" series.

"Located in a vintage laboratory in the heart of Minneapolis, The Elixery is an artisan cosmetic house dedicated to old-fashioned craftsmanship."

"Our model is simple, but rare: We formulate original products, develop our own colors, and compound products from scratch in our laboratory. This gives us an intimate understanding of our products that few modern companies can claim.
We search the world to source the finest ingredients to ensure our raw materials are safe, ethical, and free of animal testing (see our animal testing policy statement).
Got a cosmetic science question or want to carry our products? Contact The Elixery. "

The Lipsticks feel rich, luxurious and buttery. Like old Hollywood glamour, diamonds and curls. The colors are bold, brazen and super hydrating. With names like Black Ruby, Devious, Fearless, Tempest, Raw Sugar, Hazardous, Karma The Elixery definitely has a sense of humor.

Elixery Lipsticks come in three smashing textures. Frost, Satin and Sheer, something for everyone. Check out the website, you might even find a fairy tale, to go with your new color. We can all use a bit of magic to spice things up. Especially when it comes in a shiny, silver tube of sexy color. Check out Black Ruby, a bold shade of Ruby, the lipstick that comes with her own fable of defiance. Women are meant to shine, embrace their independence. I won't spoil the fun, discover the quirky Lipstick stories on The Elixery, all by yourself.


She stayed home most of the time, caring for her husband and children. He was a serious man, and didn't seem to want her to have any fun.
But when he went to bed at night, she snuck out the door to her real life as a singer in a high class club on the other side of town. Her humble beauty enchanted men and women alike, and it was said that she had a voice like raw sugar - sweet, golden and rough.

Here's to your secret life."


"This limited-edition lipstick was created for Dessa of the Doomtree collective with a charitable cause in mind.
Dessa wanted a matte red lip that didn't pull pink on her golden skin. The Elixery assembled a team that included Emmy® Award winning makeup artist Crist Ballas. Voila, a red with yellow undertones, no orange or blue in sight. The result, a universally flattering color.
Dessa is a well known contributor to social justice, and her signature lipstick is no exception. To that end, Dessa will be donating 100% of her share of the proceeds (20% of the profits) to, an organization that educates and empowers women. The sale of this lipstick will benefit CARE's POWER WITHIN program, which focuses on educating girls in the poorest developing countries. Through this program, CARE hopes to educate 10 million girls by 2015."

The Elixery Lipsticks are 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free, none of the products were tested on animals or come from animal byproducts. Elixery creates products from scratch, and are involved with good folks like Dessa and Charity. I wanted to keep them my little secret, but The Elixery is too good not too share. Spread the word, ladies.

To keep the magic flowing, The Elixery whipped up Lilu Shimmer Veil.
For the princess, grown up in all of us. The sparkling highlight leaves the slightest hint of shimmer on the skin. The texture is indeed, just like pixie dust.

I received three Glimmerdust samples, yippee. A preview of more to come. Carnivale, the sweetest, pale pink shimmer. Warm, a sunshine, golden dust and Cool, flecks of rich silver. Silver is the shade for the season. Celebrity artist Troy Jensen featured silver on his website. The Elixery, a mix of old school and trailblazers all in one.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Two Lucky CoralActives Skincare Kits Giveaway !!! The generous people at CoralActives are giving away not ONE, but TWO kits from their fan-tabulous line of Skincare products. I should know, I've been using them and indulging all week. My skin looks radiant and unsightly bumps, are gone. I'm addicted to the soap. SeaWhip extract is magic.Two lucky winners will be chosen at random. Remember Guys, you can play along. Ladies love smooth, sexy, skin on their men. Leave a comment why you'd like to try CoralActives & your favorite number at Make Up to Model CitiZen or the Facebook link, with your email address. I will forward the two lucky winners to CoralActives. The awesome kits will come directly from them! Thank you, CoralActives for taking care of our skin.
The Giveway starts NOW, Nov. 8th. I won't make you suffer too long. It ends Tues. with the New Moon, Nov. 13th at midnight. YAY!!!! May the best man and/ or girl win. Ready, set, GO!!!!!
Giveaway Rules apply.

We all need a little help with our skin from time to time. Things like harsh elements, sun, stress and poor diet all contribute to unsightly breakouts, scaly patches, red skin. Have no fear, CoralActives is here.

- "CoralActive's SeaWhip enzyme is the foundation of the skin’s inflammation response that leads to signs of redness and discomfort. Sea Whip Extract has also been shown to assist the skin to repair itself. It is a natural solution for sensitive and irritated skin."
And, the SeaWhip Coral found in the Caribbean is totally renewable. How cutting edge is that?

CoralActives™ Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser

Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser with SeaWhip Extracts means you are steps closer to smoother, clear skin. Women spend thousands on plastic surgery, harsh techniques that don't always work. All they really need is a superior skincare line. CoralActives is brand sparkling new and has done cutting edge research with emis Labs for us. They've developed some awesome products, that won't break the bank. Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser releases the perfect amount of pure vitamin A. The texture feels fresh, and I'm addicted to the cucumber, clean scent. Cleanser that leaves the skin feeling clean, washes away oil, bacteria, and dead surfaces from the skin. Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser promotes collagen growth, and stimulates skin renewal. I like to switch up my skincare routine every 3-4 months. Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser is the perfect product to incorporate for fall, complimenting the change in seasons.

Penetrating Acne Serum Gel

A lightweight Serum that dries quickly, fights acne and leaves the skin looking radiant. Penetrating Acne Serum Gel packed with 6% Benzoyl Peroxide, is a burst of oxygen for the skin. Sounds good to me. With all the yummy ingredients and 6% Benzoyl Peroxide strength, once a day application is all you need. If the skin gets red, chapped and burns just cut back on the application. Don't give up, this product is meant to be strong. Your skin will settle down. In no time, people will be commenting on how amazing your skin looks. Wait and see, Coral Actives delivers.

"6% Benzoyl Peroxide; to kill bacteria

Sea Whip Extract; to help your inflamed skin
Humectants; to attract water from the atmosphere onto your skin
Emollients; to retain the moisture on your skin"

Ever been victim of the occasional chest, back and butt breakout? Wheter SoulCycle sweating, exercise fiend or just plain oily skin, bumps happen. Even supermodels and A listers need some makeup help with slight body imperfections. This little bar full of magic ingredients says bye-bye bumps, hello smooth skin.
"10% Benzoyl Peroxide
There is nothing better at killing bacteria than benzoyl peroxide.
Coconut Oil
A natural product found in coconut oil is lauricacid. Lauric Acid (which is also found naturally in mothers’ milk) is a nutrient that supports the body’s normal functional response to bacteria and viruses.
Vitamin A
Vitamin A keeps skin and mucous membrane cells healthy. When membranes are healthy they stay moist and resistant to cell damage. The moistness inhibits bacteria and viruses from initiating infectious diseases on the surface of the skin.
Vitamin E
Vitamin E is vital in protecting skin cells from ultra violet light, pollution, drugs, and other elements that produce cell damaging free radicals.
Shea Butter
Shea Butter is instilled with superb moisturizing and healing capacities for the skin. The application of Shea Butter has shown to help with eczema, acne blemishes, rashes dermatitis and other skin disorders. It also includes wound-healing (anti-bacterial) properties to heal skin problems in a healthy, soothing way."
Congrats CoralActives on the October 2012, mention in O magazine.
If it's good enough for Lady O, it's fantastic for me. Trendsetting CoralActives, the next big thing!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mon Shu Girl & Karl Lagerfield Giveway

I'm not a fan of dolls of any kind. They give me the creeps. But, I must confess. I have a crush on Shu Uemura and Karl Lagerfield. Who can resist a killer combination?
The Mon Shu Girl Giveaway, is too good to pass up. Click on the link & enter for your chance to win, the jaw dropping Mon Shu Collection, along with a Limited Edition girl doll. With Shu and Mr. Lagerfield on board, it's a double whammy, win win situation. May the best doll face win.

Mon Shu Girl Giveaway Link:



Monday, November 5, 2012

Sandy The Evil Queen

Sorry, I haven't posted. I got caught up with Sandy. Reaching out to family and friends in NYC, a city I once called home. New York is the transplant center, a transient island where big dreams are inches in reach. Millions hustle to 'make it'. Watching the news, strangers helping out, brought a glimmer of hope. Grateful to be in a warm home, stocked fridge, with heat,  hot water and electricity. I come from a small town, neighbors doors' are always open. A critical Election happens NOW, remember get out and VOTE.
People have lost lives, homes, and loved ones. It is a tragedy and Sandy, the evil Queen wreaked havoc. Now is a time to dole out compassion and love.

While waiting for the scales to tip back to neutral, why not indulge in frivolous fun?
I figure it's a good time for Electric Fantasie, Project Runway's Limited Edition by L'Oreal. If you've been watching Once Upon A Time, swept up in the modern day fairy tale, admiring the crazy costumes and makeup, Electric Fantasie is right up your alley. Bold, bright electrifying. Megawatt power so intense, perhaps it could light up a whole city. Wouldn't that be something?


The Enchanted Queen for the diva, dramatic look
The Seductive Temptress for the Seductress in you 
The Wise Mystic a gaze into the future look
The Artsy Muse for the creative, playful side

The Muse's Gaze from the Artsy Muse Collection. Don't be afraid of bright colors that pop. The pigmentation goes on smooth, and doesn't fall onto the face. I'm a fool for gold and the more shimmer, the better. I love gold shadow, worn alone high into the crease. All three bold shades applied to the lash line or swept along the crease would compliment the rich, golden yellow tone.

Image Courtesy of allura beauty

Electric Fantasie LeGloss Collection by L'Oreal shimmers and sheens on the lip, with a sweet hint of caramel. The shades are dazzling, Muse's Shine is a gorgeous, gold pigment that doesn't move or stick. It looks pretty alone or dabbed in the center lip, on top another shade. Mystic Shine's purple blue shimmer duo is a lovely combination. The Queen's Shine is a berry delight.

The Artsy Muse Nail Stickers couldn't be more fun. They'd be a fantastic stocking stuffer for all your girls. Electric Fantasie's Nail Polish is so funky, a girl can't wear just one. Mix and match.
It's the latest trend, hot off the runway. Electric Fantasie, is right on track.


Don't be fooled by The Mystic's Kiss, a deep purple with tiny specks of blue diamonds. When applied, it goes on amazingly sheer, L'Oreals' lipstick is delightfully moisturizing.The color looks cool and mysterious, alluring for a fall or winter's eve.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wild At Heart

 "Art is anything you can get away with." Andy Warhol.

He wasn't kidding. His love of pop culture, his quirky, off the beaten path life, inspires us all. 
He admitted to being "deeply superficial." Gotta love the honesty.
He was a risk taker, the odd man out, an artist that would be revered, copied and adored for decades.
This young girl, defiant & naive, skipped high school graduation, in search of Fame & Ave. B.
I couldn't wait to experience the pulse, the electricity, the creativity, art on every corner. New York will always be the place that set me free. Reminiscent of three am nights at Limelight, the edgy, dark club, inside a gothic church, where you could be an individual. Women & men, in full makeup, danced, wild, naked and free. An ingenue, up on a box, dressed in fish nets, chains, with crazy golden locks belted out tunes until the sun came up. Madonna, before she was Madonna, was smack dab in the eye of the storm. I had arrived. The city was tingling, raw and bursting with talent. It was infectious.
Andy Warhol paved the way, for all us country girls & boys, with big dreams.
Nars, the master of colour followed suit. I love Nars Cosmetics, beautiful, bold color, creativity at its finest. Nars' Andy Warhol line, is sheer brilliance. 15 minutes comes back around. Nars, take a bow.

Thanks for the chance to relive the memories and shine in the sun.
Nov. 1st, Nars' AndyWarhol Limited Edition Collection is available online.
Hurry, it'll be gone before you know it.

" Everybody is a superstar. At least for fifteen minutes, " Andy Warhol.

Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol's muse and
infamous 60's It Girl had her fifteen minutes and
then some. The Kit comes in an authentic 16mm film cannister,
with all the essentials you need, to create a perfect 60's look.
Set Includes:
  • NEW Film Star Pure Matte Lipstick—60s nude pink
  • Edie Eyeshadow—cream with a little bit of shimmer
  • Carpates Eyeliner Stylo—black
  • Mini Blush Duo in Deep Throat and Amour—flirty, sheer peach and peachy pink
  • 16mm film canister
Portrait of the artist as a perfect palette. NARS celebrates Andy Warhol’s legendary painting, Self Portrait, 1967 with three ranges of eyeshadow palettes, each printed with a classic Warhol philosophy.
"I believe in low lights and trick mirrors." --Andy Warhol’s

Candy Darling, Warhol's actress de riguer.
The original blonde, bombshell and his hardest working actress.
"There is one thing I must tell you because I just found it to be a truth . . . You must always be yourself no matter what the price. It is the highest form of morality."
- Candy Darling"

Nars, Andy Warhol Collection's Silver makeup bag, with its fresh mint/ white duo eyeshadow, eletric pink nails & hot pink mini gloss. The perfect kit for the diva in training.