Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I "Heart" Julep: February Julep Maven Box

"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." - Mother Teresa
The chocolate hearts from my Classic with a Twist February Julep Maven Box

It's the season of love my lovelies- and Julep knows how to celebrate with their February Maven Box! I've posted on their monthly boxes before (Click here for a review post) so most of you already know I love to share my Classic with a Twist boxes! 

So here's a quick pic post with February's goodies, but I can't go on without saying I love you all!

I am extremely thankful for being not only being patient with me the last couple of months - but always thoughtful and supportive! 

Now before I get all mushy...

February's Classic with a Twist Box included their signature Oxygen Nail treatment - "A perfecting tint and revolutionary treatment for thin, weak nails prone to breakage and peeling" and their Freedom Polymer Top Coat - which claims to offer a "gel like shine and durable manicure". The two included nail polishes this time around were Claudette which I describe as a terra-cotta red, and Helen - a nude lilac. 

And as added bonus, a cute little lash curler was included! 

Any Julep Maven lovers? Share your thoughts on your boxes! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Rockin' Grammy Beauties!

Okay lovelies, I have to admit - I was frustrated being that I had to miss the 55th Grammy Awards last night! (Well, I forced myself away- I had lots of work to catch up on!) 

Watching the celebrities walk the red carpet and show off designer dresses is a must and of course, being a beauty fanatic, I can't resist checking their make-up looks for the occasion!  

So, after ignoring twitter and Facebook for the night - I did some of my own beauty browsing this morning and picked my fav Grammy looks: 

J.Lo looked fierce showing all leg - but she flaunted her signature radiant, glow! Loved the lush lashes and winged cat-eye liner look as well as the definition at the inner corner of they eyes!  Well played, as the look was topped with nude-esque lips! 

Beyonce rocked fire red lips, which was a beautiful compliment to her black and white outfit. Loved her slightly flushed cheeks and the lightly smoked out eye look as well - not overdone, yet regal- Queen B for sure! 

Rihanna also went with retro red lips, as well as a elegant cat-eye lined look! Overall this look was very simple as her beautiful hazel-green eyes took it to the glamorous vixen level! Which is a beauty rule to live by: Take your best asset, and play it up! 

Taylor Swift oozed goddess with the amazing gown she wore and her look was just icing to top her heavenly look! It was kept natural and fresh with just a bit of flare at eyes to keep you guessing if is she really is anything more besides innocent!

I'll try to update this post with exact products used to create these looks as soon as I find them! 

In the meantime, tell me whose look you loved or wasn't too crazy about - comment below! 

2012 Make-Up Favorites - 2013 Must Haves!

Beautysets - 2012 Make-Up Favorites

I'm extremely late posting this - We're practically in spring people! (Well, for us New Yorkers who are battling snow, Spring is just a thought.) But, I thought I would very quickly share my overall favorites for last year and so far have continued to be my go to basic staples for 2013! Hope these inspire your beauty must-haves for this year!

1. Milani Bronzer in Glow- Love this as a subtle highlighter and blush.

2. Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Passion - My perfect HG red! Creamy and long lasting!

3. Revlon PhotoReady 3D Mascara - Red carpet lashes on point! My review here: Mandii's September Favorites...

4. Urban Decay Naked Shadow Palette - This palette is a must have in every beauty bag! Read why here: You Don't Have to Bare All to Get Naked!...

5. MAC Blush in Blunt - The "it"product for creating beautiful sculpted cheekbones! Hey, it works on my chubby cheeks!

6. Mally Evercolor Eyeliner in Onyx - Yes, Mally (Beyonce's go to Make-Up Artist and friend to Mandii A La Mode) has a awesome line of beauty products! This is one of my favorite eyeliners, and they really are "Bulletproof"- these babies hold up to anything!

Anything you loving? Comments, questions? Share!

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