Wednesday, January 26, 2011

V day is approaching!

Free Cupid Papertoy

Just cut out, glue and give.  Big Plus..My brother is the artist...LOVE!  

Bow-Tied Bedding  & Free-Flying Fringe Scarf ~ Anthropologie


Unbreakable Bond

Your love, your lifeline, your everything. Celebrate the beauty of your bond with precious bands engraved with symbolic ropes that reinforce the love, support and strength of your vows.
Available at Uncommon Goods.

Growing human heart silk screened cotton canvas throw pillow~ etsy

Baby Franken Heart Sterling Silver Necklace by Markhed

Poor baby Franken Heart just wants to be loved. This cool necklace really could be anyone's heart, beaten up and broken but then mended...

SIZE: 1/2" at its widest, 1/2" at its highest. Pretty small! (different sizes available as per requested)

This heart is cut out and sewn up by hand! hammered and oxidized to give that dark "abused" look.

Valentine, You're my cup of Sugar

So cute..I just had to post this. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

CoverFX: Review

The Big Cover Up Kit

I originally heard about this product watching a video from kandee the make-up artist <3.  She was using one of their large compacts as a foundation for one of her Halloween looks (Edward Scissorhands I believe). Although she was using a very white foundation for the look, I noticed how well it covered. 

Since I've been having issues with dark circles under my eyes I wanted to try a really good concealer.  I went to their website, but it was very difficult to select the right color for my skintone.  They have a color selector helper on their site but it didn't help me at all.  So I gave up. 

Last week I was looking around Sephora (an everyday thing for me) and I saw that Sephora was selling Coverfx and they had a kit.  I ordered the kit for 3 reasons, first I read the reviews and was convinced it was a great product.  Also many women talked about the color choices which helped me decide what to select.  I'm the E Series..which turned out to be perfect for my skintone.

Second, they give you three different shades of coverup in the kit so you can custom match your skintone, which I really liked.  I was thinking I could get a more professional result with multiple colors. 

Third, if I didn't like the kit, I could return it to Sephora without any hassles...this pretty much sealed the deal for me.  

I think the cost is a bit high, $75.00 but I've very happy with the product. 


First, the product is used more as a foundation than a coverup. You use the products as a highlight, base and contour.  I love the application brush and will probably apply all my foundations with a brush from now on.  The kit comes with a CD (I haven't looked at it yet because there are visual guides on the box) but I might take a look sometime.  This primer is pretty unique.  It's not like other primers (it's not whitish or clear, it's like an olive oil color and feels very smooth and nourishing on the skin..I'm a big fan of this primer).  The setting powder reminds me of my HD Powder from Makeup Forever, feels less like powder...not as drying or dulling.

Overall I'm impressed.  The dimensions the different colors add is great and it covers! Today is the first day I'm wearing it to work and it has stayed so far without creasing or fading.  I'm loving this product. I give it 4 hearts because of the price. I'll post some pics when I get the chance.

Read another review from musings of a muse. I stalk her blog..lots of great reviews. 

More info on the product:

What is It?

The complexion perfection 5 piece kit includes:

• Skinprep FX Nourishing Foundation Primer and Anti-Aging Serum – 15 ml/0.5 fl.oz
• COVER FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation (3 shades total 12g/ 0.43oz)
• Setting FX Translucent Setting Powder – 6.5g / 0.22oz.
• #130 Foundation Brush
• How-to Instructional DVD

What Does It Do?

• Achieves total coverage of minor to major complexion imperfections, regardless of skin tone in 3 essential steps: PREP, COVER and SET.
• Creates flawless looking skin as blemishes, redness, sun damage and other complexion concerns all disappear.
• Helps you achieve the same professional results, Lee Graff achieves weekly for her patients in the CosMedic Clinic. By using The Big Cover Up kit, you are taking Lee’s 20 years of coverage expertise home with you.
• Provides products to prime, cover and set your Cover FX total coverage foundation with a professional application brush and how-to DVD.
• Proven color trios were selected to enable you to easily create and blend your perfect custom shade.

Skin Types

• All Skin Types
• Sensitive skin (non-comedogenic – zero irritancy score)
• Free of oil and fragrance

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Years Resolutions

According to Wikipedia (where I go for the truth..ha)

A New Year resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a personal goal, project, or the reforming of a habit. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous. A New Years Resolution is generally a goal someone sets out to accomplish in the coming year. Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible.

My resolutions always involves losing lbs and getting healthy.  I've managed to accomplish this over the years and although I would like to lose another 6lbs or so, that's not a very lofty goal. So, what would be an advantageous about more travel,  trying to help others and getting more involved with my community, being more creative and crafty.  That sounds like a I just have to make it happen.  I'm planning a trip to London this summer to see my relatives and enjoy some British fun...I think I'm starting 2011 off right...don't you? :)