Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Inspiration is the Key to life :-)

Hello Lovelies,

I’m getting ready for bed and decided to make a quick blogpost for you guys. I do not know how you guys feel about quotes but I truly live by them. I start every morning with a quote and end it the same way. It is just something about the way the inspire me and help me go through the day. Since this blog consists of all things I love, quotes is something I include. So for those who want a bit of motivation or something to ponder about.. Here are 5 motivational quotes :-)

I hope you guys like my 5 selections for the day. Good Night! (good morning & good afternoon to those that apply)


Motivational Quotes

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do.” -
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, 
is not an act but a habit."

"He who hesitates is lost.” 

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.” -
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, July 5, 2010

colorful summer look!! =]

Hey bloggers,

Long time no talk... ive been working ridiculous amount of hours & im also going through the worse pain ever.. my wisdom tooth is growing (ahhhh) but i have still found energy to get nice and pretty for work!

Smashbox photo finish primer in green to correct my redness
Smashbox HD Foundation(Light 4)
Smashbox HD concealer (Medium)
Translusent setting powder from Cover FX

Bronzer, blush, highlight:
Aqua Bunny by Too Faced (review coming soon)
Cargo blush (Rome)
Benefit High Beam

Clear gel by Sephora
Brow powder by Benefit

(inner corner)Gold,(outter corner) Purple: Inglot
(middle of gold and purple)Pink, (lower lashline)Green: 88 Color Palette
(water line) Blue liner: Sephora's Flashy blue
Mascara: Bare Essental's Buxom mascara(Black) & Too faced lash injection(Black)

Lip Primer: Lip plump by benefit
Lipstick: Canaille by Nars
Gloss: Krystal by Buxom

I hope you guys enjoy this blogpost!!

Till next time =]

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Korres Guava Lip Butter Review

Hello.... Goodmorning! lol

How are you all doing? I am extremely sleepy at work and I am trying my best to keep my eyes completely open but they keep closing. Anyhow today i rushed through my makeup. It was one of those days where I just wore my MAC Prep & Prime and mascara and a bit of my eye bright from benefit. Then, I found my precious Korres Guava Lip Butter. My sister owned this lip butter for quite some time but I was the one who always used it for her. What most people do not understand is that all the Korres Lip Butters are supposed to leave a tint to your lips while giving them great moisture. Therefore, with the Guava lip butter you can see that it is a white creamy color so the tint goes on as a pale color. I have bright pink lips so this lip butter tones down the "pink-ness" of my lips and leaves a natural kind of nude color. It is like a slight wash of a creamy pale color. I know this sounds odd but I really love it. A little goes a very long way and especially because you also do not want to walk around with white lips. The lip butter is very moisturizing and blends easily on to your lips. On the small Korres Guava lip butter container it states "a buttery lip balm that melts on the lips and offers a shiny, tinted finish. The combination of shea butter and rice wax offers deep hydration and softness. Ideal for chapped lips." I say that, that statement is very right because i have been loving this product. My sister ended up giving it to me because she didnt like the nude finish (she prefers color on her lips) so you guys already know I was ecstatic. The lip butter tends to make your lips look more plump and nice. Many people do not like this lip butter because of the nude finish but that is one of the things I love the most about this product. The Korres guava lip butter costs about 10.00 in Sephora. That is all I have to say about this small bundle of greatness. Thanks for stopping by Whytheblush and have a blessed day.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

MURAD WORKS WONDERS!!! Essential -C Cleanser & Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer SPF 15


Sooo I have been on a mission to find my perfect skin regimen especially since I work at Sephora, now more than ever I think having heathly is one of my top priorities. So I have tried about 50- 75% of the skincare products we carry & I think Murad is here to stay! I have been using the Essential -C cleanser & the first time you use it your skin automatically feels different softer, cleaner, more even, etc. The great thing about it its that it cleanses and tones in one. another great thing is that if you rub it on your face for 30 seconds it cleans all the dirt inside your pore and if its used for 60 seconds its like a facial. Its really gentle for even the most sensetive skin. My favoritve moisturizer is Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer with SPF 15, Both things together make my skin feel great soft and moist. My skin type is combination so these products together keep my skin looking healthy and moist opposed to dry and oily (yuck!!) Another thing about Murad is that there is something for every one, you can pick or choose cleansers, moisturizers etc. or you can buy the whole line in a kit. So if you are a person struggling with finding a skin regimen perfect for you look into Murad I promise you wont regret it!!

Till Next time darlings!

Anyone Going to the IMATS Pasadena 2010?

Hey Hey Hey,

Just got out of work my darlings and i’m here blogging. Feels great to be back and have all sorts of wonderful beauty related things to talk about. Well anyhow If you guys have followed my blog since I first began it almost a year ago in July.. you guys know how BAD I always wanted to go to the IMATS. To me it was a far away dream that I knew eventually would happen but in about ten days I am going to be in California for the very first time and in the IMATS at that. This is definitely living proof that dreams do come true. Anyhow besides being EXTREMELY excited I also am a bit nervous and a teeny bit clueless LOL. Like I said.. this is my first time in Cali and my first time in the IMATS so i’m not too sure of what exactly to expect. Any of you guys experiencing this same situation? Or does anyone have any advice about where to go in California during my stay? Anything I should know or do before the IMATS? I have been trying to do all the research possible to make this a wonderful experience. For those going I definitely look forward to meeting you guys. Well.. Any comments, questions and definitely advice is welcomed. As usual, I love hearing from you guys. Until next time my dolls ;-)

Michelle <3>

Monday, June 14, 2010

MAC Prep & Prime Review :-)

Wonderful People,

Whats up?! How is Everybody out there doing? Well since i’ve been slacking off on my beautiful blog i decided to just sit down and do this review although I should be sleeping. Oh well LOL anyways.. I bought the Prep & Prime Skin Primer about 2 months ago and out of 5 stars I would honestly give it all 5. Of course everybody has their own opinion but this more than works for me. Let’s begin with the packaging, this primer has a pump and u can gradually choose how much product you want to use. The primer itself has teeny tiny sparkling pigments that make your skin glow once used. I love this because there are days where I do not wear any tinted moisturizer, powder, bronzer ect. and on these days I just put on my prep and prime after my moisturizer and my skin looks great. I have very dry skin and I have never even thought of wearing this alone so keep that in mind. I always wear my Mario Badescu toner and then I choose a moisturizer to wear after the toner. So those are two things I always wear no matter what. Moving on, after putting the primer on my skin feels so GREAT!! I am amazed every single time I put it on because it is just so soft and nice as well as “glow-y”. When I bought this primer I was debating if I should get the one with SPF in it but that one did not have the pump and it was more expensive. Also one of the MAC counter people told me that the one without SPF was better for people with dry skin and then I was sold. I have read on reviews that the texture of the MAC Prep & Prime with SPF is different then the one without SPF. The one with SPF is thicker and creamier and the one without is more of a lotion and more fluid-like. One thing I L-O-V-E about this primer is that it does give you a “glow-y” look BUT it gives you a matte finish at that. On the rare occasions where I do wear foundation, this primer makes it very easy for the foundation to just glide on and I feel like the foundation blends into my skin a lot better. I am trying really hard to think if there is anything negative about this product but cannot think of anything... therefore it is my HG primer because I KNOW i will repurchase once I run out.

on another note...
only TEN more days until IMATS I still can’t believe i’m going. Oh Em Freakin Gee... LOL

Thanks for stopping by Whytheblush and I wish You ALL a blessed day (for those waking up) and a GREAT night (for those going to bed) OH and an Awesome Afternoon (for those experiencing that). LOL i’m off to bed..

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Oh Em Gee... Yep it’s Me!

My Lovelies,

I have missed you guys sooooo much!! But life has taken a toll on me and i’m just beyond busy. As usual I try to say i’m going to come back and ect. but it’s hard when I have a million and one important things to do a day. Whenever I get a chance I’m going to try to blog but can’t promise much... Anywhoo THANK YOU for not abandoning the Whytheblush team as we have been busy with life itself & thank you for your constant understanding. Now to the updates...

Well I have decided to give myself a complete makeover. I dyed my hair for the very first time (oh no my hair is no longer a virgin!! lol) My natural hair color was “dirty blonde” and I have dyed it to “very dark brown” which almost looks black. I always wanted to go dark and so many people told me not to do it but i decided it was what I really wanted and I did it. I’m so happy I did because I loveeee this new look.

Currently I am taking two very hard classes related to my major and I am also working. On the weekends I am either doing sorority related things of with my family.. if not i will be blogging.

& the News of all News... *drum roll please* I AM... Going..... to.... the IMATS!!!!!!!!! and never have I been so excited. THANK YOU to my boyfriend who gave me this as a gift for my birthday which recently passed (May 30th) so if any of you will be there please let me know. I would love to meet you all.

Well that is the update of the day and my come back from my busy life. I’m going to sit down and plan a few future blog posts. I miss blogging and my beauty community immensely...

Great blogging for a few and please comment, I like hearing from you all. Muahz & til’ next time!!


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Look of the day 5/30/10

Hello there,

Its been near to forever since i did a blog post but ive been super busy with school and work, on the oher hand now that school is over (Thank you GOD!!) i have a tad bit more time to myself... anywho i had to do a blog post on the look i did today, usually at work i get a lot of compliments but today EVERYONE had something to say about my eye look.. my manager stated "its nice, reminds me of a peacock" lol and others said it reminded them of a rainbow well... idk my boyfriend was who gave me the idea of which colors to do... by the way i work in Sephora so its not like i looked wierd or overdone for work.. these are things our clients love to see and get amazed by when they see us get creative. okay enough rambling here is the look.. (sorry about the pic it was taken with my phone and i cut off half of my face lol) now i want to know what it reminds your guys of....

Till Next Time!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Neutral Spring look =]

Hello there bloggers!!

So since spring is here I have been enjoying this beautiful weather (atleast it was beautiful until today!) but i wore this look on monday April 4th & i got many compliments so i thought i would share. I wore a pair of distressed jeans & gray moccasins with a gray studded pull over ontop. So here it goes.....


Smashbox Photo finish foundation Primer
Inglot Young skin makeup foundation(44)
Urban decay surreal concealer (Dream)
Inglot Pressed powder (51)

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Blush & Highlight:
MAC Pinch O Peach (its my favorite)
Benefit High Beam

Urban Decay Primer Potion
all over lid: Benefit Creaseless cream eyeshadow (Birthday suit)
All over Lid: Cover girl Gold rush
Crease: any bronzy gold color
Lower Lash Line:MAC Pigment in Golden Olive
Eyeliner: HIP Cream liner in Black
Mascara:Cover girl Lash Blast

Lipliner: NYX (Rose)
Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam GaGa

I hope you guys enjoy this post!
Till Next Time!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Viva Glam GAGA

So I have been bragging since forever (or atleast it seems like forever to my boyfriend lol) about the Viva Glam Gaga. It is the cutest light, barbie pink everrrrrr. I feel that it can be worn with so many makeup looks as well as complimenting a wide variety of skin tones. Yesterday on another rainy day in the city I wanted to feel atleast a bit colorful and bright so I wore the color with a veryyyy simple gold and bronze eye.

I honestly think this is one of those colors everyone must have this spring/ summer season!

Check it out!! Its only $14 & all the profits made go to HIV research!

Till next time'