January Ipsy bag

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What I received in my January Ipsy bag:
London Soho eyeliner brush
Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil
Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter
A mini Big Sexy hair Spray & Play
And Nailtini Lacquer in Frappe

All this for $10. Not bad, huh?

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Latest bargain

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So here is my latest haul, I mean steal from Beauty.com/drugstore.com site. I love those sister sites because they have everything and always have deals and coupons going on.
I had more than $20 in store credit from previous purchases and on top of that they were offering other promotions. I scored those 4 items for fraction of the cost. Instead of $53 I only paid $9.15 including a two day shipping. I mean can it get any better? I will answer that. Nope!

Here is what I got:
Origins Blade Runner (for the hubby, see? I am not that selfish).
Revlon Moon Drops Lip conditioner.
Revlon Photo ready Concealer.
It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

Happy shopping!
Arki

Ipsy December Bag

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This is what I received this month from Ipsy:
Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in black
Mai Couture Highlighter Paper
Mirabella Prime for Face & Eyes
NYX loose pearl shadow
It’s a Bombshell Hot Mess Lip Gloss
And it came with $20 promo code for JustFab and other discounts promo codes.

Glossy Box November

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OMG! The November Glossy Box is awesome. It has a great selection of products and a few of them are full size. The value for what I received is at least worth $70, how amazing is that when I only paid $20 dollars for it? Oh I love me some bargains.

Epionce restorative hand cream – full size
Illamasqua LTD lip & eye pencil- full size
Nume Style arganics Argan oil
Perfumies solid perfume stick- full size
Skin&CO Roma truffle serum

And not to mentions I also received two gift cards to Nume website for a $100 and a gift card to Skin&CO for a face set sampler!

Stay fabulous,
Arki

Indulge Yourself in Sweetness..

Last weekend, I hosted a spa party for my girls. A skin analyst specialist was there featuring an amazing machine that analyzes up to three layers of the skin. Through that machine, you get to know your skin better, learn where your trouble spots are, get educated on their condition, and get help and recommendations for treating them.

Many of the girls learn that their skin wasn’t actually the type they’ve always thought it was. For example, my sister had always the impression that her skin was oily to combination. However, it turned out that her skin is Normal to dry! They were all impressed with the machine and the products that were promoted. A few things I love about their products: they are all natural, cruelty free, work amazingly, and are made in the United States. [I will have more in depth review on the products]

One tip I need to share with you here is, Please Use Sunscreen Every Day of Your Life! This small step can save you so much in the future. Sunscreen now = Less Wrinkles in the future. Trust me!

Other than impressing my guests with the special facial treatments, they were all in love with the other treats. Dessert. Something you need to know about me is that I absolutely LOVE Red Velvet! That weekend was the one following Valentine’s Day, so what a better way to celebrate than having Red Velvet treats everywhere?

I love decorating; therefore, I enjoyed making a cute display out of those delicious treats. I got so many compliments on the dessert and the food. It always feels good when you leave a great impression on others. These little things make you, and the others around you, so Happy.

The menu was:

Red Velvet mini cups

Strawberry Dipped in Chocolate

Pink Champagne

Vitamin Shots

Avocado Cherry Tomato Salad

Caesar Salad

Margarita Pizza

Wings

[My family owns a few pizzerias; therefore, our guests always request having pizza and wings at our parties, because they are that delicious]

The day went by fast and everyone enjoyed their time. It was great having the girls over. I haven’t hung out with them since my wedding. We had a fantastic day together and hopefully will be planning another get together soon.

Seriously, what’s a better day than relaxing, sipping champagne, and indulging in deliciousness?

I cannot get over the Red Velvet!

ArKI

MyGlam February

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As promised, here is what I got in MyGlam bag for this month.
1. Cute Hot pink makeup bag.
2. Freeman Enzyme Mask.
3. Premier Moisture Complex & Instant Stretching and Revitalizing Mask.
4. Full size NYX Roll on Shimmer in Light blue.
5. X Out Shine Control.
6. $100 Gift Certificate to NUME.
7. Finally two Ghirardelli chocolate as a valentines treat.

Pretty good selection I think. I haven’t checked NUME website yet and I haven’t heard about it before. I will keep you posted of how I use the $100 gift certificate I got.

Happy Friday love<3
Arki

Best Cut the Crease Look: Adele

Hands down Adele has the best Cut-The-Crease look!

The smokey neutral colors plus the dark cat eyeliner paired with a matte lip color are just too fabulous. I absolutely love her makeup looks.

Here are a couple pictures from Vogue UK an US for you to enjoy and get inspired.

Photos from Styleite.com

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Lips Stuffed in a Bag

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So how do you figure out your favorite lip products? Well, if you are like me, then you have tons and tons of lip products. I have some lipsticks that I forgot I have ever bought. So how do you get to figure out your favorite ones? Simply, by looking through your bags. Yup, it’s just that easy. Usually, the lipstick you like ends up in your bag. In my case, they end up piling in my bag(s). Today I was cleaning my bag and found 9 lip products, including one lipstick I thought I had lost!
Here is the list from left to right:
1. To The Future pro long wear lip cream by MAC.
2. Divine Divine 330 by Cover Girl.
3. Delish Regal 255 by Cover Girl.
4. Unending Kiss 112 by L’Oreal.
5. Tutti Frutti 015 Revlon Lip Butter.
6. Gumdrop 060 Revlon Lip Butter.
7. Lucky Lip Surgence by Tarte.
8. Antwerp 05 soft matte lip cream by NYX.
9. Finally, Pale Pink lip liner by NYX.

Happy Monday!
ArKi

February Birchbox

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Here is what I got in my Birchbox for this month.
1. Eye Rock designer eyeliner. I am pretty excited to try that. I will have a review on it soon.
2. Glow and Go Travel Puff self tanner.
3. Jouer luminizing moisture tint. Previously I received the clear moisturizer and I loved it. I am excited to use this one a well.
4. Dermalogica daily Microfoliant.
A couple cute other things:
1. Hot pink heart shaped nail filer.
2. A code to download a free track for Green River Ordinance. I’ve never heard of them before.

I cannot wait to receive my Glam bag and compare it to this.

Happy weekend everyone!
ArKi

Lips is Details

So here is a detailed post about those lip colors from the previous post.

Those three colors are:

Divine Divine 330 by Cover Girl

Gumdrop 060 by Revlon Color burst Lip Butter

Unending Kiss 112 by L’Oreal Infallible

These products are amazing. First of all, my absolute favorite is Divine Divine. Beside the gorgeous purplish pink color, it has a great staying power. By great, I mean 24 hours, I wake up sometimes in the morning and I can still see it on lips even after washing it off! I’ve always had that dilemma of my lips eating the lipstick. I’ve always struggled trying to find a lip product that would stay on my lips for at least an hour. Everything melts off or gets absorbed within a few minutes of applying it. Well, not this one! This lip product is absolutely AhMazing!

I currently own 3 colors from that line of Cover Girl. This weekend I am planning on visiting a drug store and purchasing a few more colors. I am not sure if it is advertised as a long lasting lip product, but it sure does work 100 times better than any other product that claims it has a long lasting power.

Now, the Revlon lip butter. Those are amazing as well. They do not have the same staying power as the Cover Girl product, and even though they are lip butters, they still stay on for quite a while and definitely longer than other brands I’ve tried. Not to mention, the color is super cute. Its almost as if its an icy pink color; however, it doesn’t wash you out. I have an olive skin tone and it looks gorgeous on!

Last but not least, the L’Oreal Unending Kiss. This is such a gorgeous nude color. It is definitely warm nude that doesn’t wash you out. Its staying power is not bad, however, it is a bit drying on my lips. Nonetheless, I love the color!

I hope you enjoyed my little review. I highly suggest checking out the Cover Girl line. It is fabulous!

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ArKi

Valentine’s Pink

Usually we associate red color with Valentine’s day. Well, not this year!

This year has been the year for bright neon colors, and the Hot Pink color has definitely proven to be the color of choice for many clothing articles and accessories out there. I am not a pink girl (shocking!), but I am definitely a Hot Pink fan. It makes everything look sophisticated, glamorous, pretty, yet edgy!

Hot Pink is definitely one of my favorite colors. It is such a beautiful color and it brings glow to my skin. It definitely suits my olive skin tone. If you are not brave enough to rock a Hot Pink outfit, well, this Valentine’s day should be your excuse! Everything out there is in that Hot Neon Pink color, go grab a piece and rock out wearing it on February the 14th.

Happy Hot Pink Day!

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Show me the red

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The best thing about winter is the ability to pile on layers and layers of clothes plus the glamorous RED lips. I am usually a pink & nude lip-color type of girl, until I came across this red lip color from CoverGirl lip Perfection line, Flame. It is more of a berry strawberry red with blue undertones. I think this is the perfect red shade for me and I love it!
As we all know, red lips make your teeth look yellow; however, having the blue undertones works against that and actually make your teeth look more white.
On top of all, that lipstick has a great stay on power. What better lipstick would you ever get? Especially, when red lips are so in, this season!
Ladies, do your lips a favor and snatch one for your own glamor shot!

Kisses,
Arki

New Found Treasures

I finally put my hands on those fabulous Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eye shadows! This product is amazing. It has such nice pigmentation, fabulous color selection, and amazing stay on power.

I tried the “Painted Purple” color on yesterday, and immediately fell in love. It is a great product as it doesn’t require an eyeshadow base, which comes in handy when you are rushing to get ready. It is nicely pigmented and gives you the ability to control the intensity of the color on you lids. The color selection is very nice as you have both the neutral and vibrant colors. Also, it doesn’t dry immediately when you place it on your eyelids. It gives you the flexibility to blend it first and then it sets. And not to mention the reasonable price. If you are lucky enough, they usually have some kind of promotion or sale going on in the drug stores, and you can get each for as low as 5 dollars.

So I hope you can get your hands on those babies. They are very popular and seem to run out of the stores quickly.

Have a Fabulous time hunting for great product!

Arki