I can’t believe that we are less than 2 months away from Christmas. My goodness how time flies.
Christmas for a lot of people means gift buying and everyone seems to be out earlier and earlier each year, to try to score some bargain deals for Christmas. I’m not exactly a lover of malls and big crowds, but on a recent trip to Texas I found myself in need of a few makeup products. So off I went. And where better to go than Sephora!!!!! LOL. To the ones that read my blog on a regular basis, know that Sephora is my favorite store and I constantly talk about their products. And to the ones who are newcomers to my blog. Now you know :-).
One of the things that I purchased was the “Beautiful Crush Blockbuster Palette” in Sephora’s own brand. The palette is organized vertically by color family and features a built-in mirror for easy and foolproof makeup application. This set contains: 72 x 0.012 oz Eye Shadow, 32 x 0.006 oz Lip Gloss, 18 x 0.013 oz Eyeliner and 6 x 0.05 oz Blush.
That’s quite an impressive array of colors. It has all you need apart from lip/eye liner, foundation and powder. So it would be super easy to travel with.
Some people are complaining about the eye colors being to chalky. I can only say that I personally LOVE all the cute colors in the palette and find the colors high in pigmentation, so a little go a long way. Which is a good thing, as the heart shadows are a little on the smaller side. I wish they were a just a tad bigger. But the palette will make an awesome gift for Christmas and at $35 wont break your pockets.
Hey guy’s! I’m finally back from my very long hiatus. I have really missed y’all! But I’m back in full force and can’t wait to be bringing y’all some great reviews on new makeup products/ trends, show you some awesome makeup looks and whatever else comes to mind :-) Oh and let’s not forget the bimonthly give away. The first draw will be December the 1st.
Bi-monthly I give-away some fabulous makeup prices to a random reader of my blog. The next lucky winner will be picked February the 10th. So please spread the word and encourage friends and family members to join in on the fun :-)
So what are the…..
There is non! How about that! :-)…….all you need to do, is follow my blog via email sign-up. It’s that simple! No boring rules about being 18 or an american citizens :-) FYI..There is no set number of times you can win, as long as you follow my blog via email sign-up you will automatically be entered into the giveaway every single time.
This is what a couple of past winners had to say about joining “The Winners Circle”.
“Kim- THANK YOU so very much for the opportunity to win. I have been so inspired by you for many months now. Even though you don’t know me personally, you have accepted my friend request on FB, responded to my likes of your posting and even liked some of my postings. You are truly a genuine person! Keep being yourself and I wish you much success on your new blog (and everything else, of course!).” –Rosemary.
“THANK YOU SO MUCH! I absolutely love everything that i received. I am a fairly new makeup enthusiast and all my new goodies have been a huge help in my experimenting journey. I had never used an eye shadow primer before and it is life changing! The eye shadow goes on much more vibrant and stays that way for much longer. The brushes feel so nice on my skin and I am enjoying figuring out what exactly im supposed to be doing with them lol love it all! Thanks!!” -.Jalyssia.
“Shout out to Kim Elba for the gorgeous goodies below! I’ve been following Kim (make up artist to Hollywood and Atlanta’s elite) ever since we met in ATL years ago. Not only is she beautiful, an incredibly talented makeup artist, stylist, and entrepreneur as President and founder of Makeup Your Mind Inc., she’s also a woman who believes in supporting and giving back to other women through her own unique talents. Each month she randomly selects a reader of her uplifting beauty and style blog to send a selection of beauty products to. Guess who was the lucky winner this past month?
I would definitely recommend checking out her site: http://www.kimelba.com and signing up to get the goods on all the current beauty and style trends perfect for any woman no matter her personal style, budget, or culture. After all, you could be the next winner…:-).” –Candice.
GOOD LUCK GUYS!! :-)
One of my favorite nail polish brands is by the british based company Ciaté, founded by celebrity session nail artist Charlotte Knight. Ciaté is an acronym for Colour, Innovation, Aspiration, Trend and Extraordinary.
For the holiday season they have come out with the cutest advent calendar. It’s packed with daily nail treats for a fun countdown for Christmas. It features an array of shades and textures for over 145 different nail looks. It houses mini paint pots, glitter sprinkles, caviar pearls, cute nail transfers, and a full-size paint pot treat in a special, limited-edition shade. What a fun way to start off your December mornings!
Whether you are excited about fall’s arrival, or still longing for the warm and sunny days. There is no way around it, fall has officially arrived! So therefore it’s time to switch from summer’s vibrant oranges and hot pinks, to more “moody” colors like berry and warm neutrals. Here is a few of my favorites for the fall.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Intime, $35. chanel.com
Essence Longlasting Lipstick in Nude Love, $3 ulta.com
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Diva Red, $7, wallgreens.com
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Eccentric, $30. esteelauder.com
MAC Lipstick in Yield To Love, $16 maccosmetics.com
Tom Ford Lip Color in Negligee, $50, tomford.com [will be available in September]
pictures courtesy of Harpers Bazaar.
The post today is for anyone that has suffered from breast cancer, currently fighting it, have lost someone to this terrible disease, or maybe you know someone who is battling with breast cancer at the moment.
I myself have lost some amazing Woman and very much-loved family members to breast cancer. So I have seen first hand the devastation it causes and what they had to go through. This year, I myself had a cancer scare and what I learned from the overwhelmingly frightening experience, is to NEVER take life for granted and to live every day with purpose.
So my heart goes out to ALL the Woman and their families that are in the midst of their struggle. I wish you nothing but healing and blessings.
“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” – Dr. Seuss
“Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to WIN!” – Bernadette Devlin
“Breast cancer changes you, and the change can be beautiful.” – Jane Cook, breast cancer survivor.
“When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.” – Kay Yow
“Turn your face to the sun, and shadows fall behind you.” – Kat
“When life kicks you a curve ball, you learn to duck and dive until you safely get to higher grounds.” – Kim Elba