Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Not Shopping til I Drop" 65 Days Challenge : Day 13

Hello My beauties! =)
Its been so long since I've written a post! It has been crazy these past few days because of school and family obligations. But I'm back. You all know I'm in a personal challenge to not shop for 65 days and I'm in Day 12. Must I say how hard this is? I have a MAC, Inglot, Sephora, Cosmetics Market all around my school & a Facebook FULL of AMAZING Indie Companies! It's so hard to refuse myself in clicking the Add to Cart button. What I find myself doing now is literally spending hours looking at pictures of pigments online or adding them to my Christmas Wishlist. (hey! now my loved ones won't have a hard time picking a gift for me haha!) Or I also visit Sephora during my breaks and sit there trying on different colors and/or even painting my nails [yesterday I painted them ORGASM from NARS... LOVE it] In the last few days I think I would've spent over $200 just on makeup! I'm excited to see how the outcome of this challenge will bring me growth in my life! On another hand since I did do a lot of shopping prior to this challenge I still have been getting packages from them so it keeps me a bit sane! haha! I can't wait to start posting the reviews! Talking about reviews, I did a Haul on all my purchases from Indie Companies. Make sure to check it out!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Unique Styles Boutique

I was first introduced to Unique Styles Boutique playing in the famous Facebook Scavenger Hunts. I had a blast & won 3 pigments from her collection. I was free to select any three. I was so ecstatic since it was the first time ever that I won makeup for FREE playing games. Judith, the owner is a wonderful person. Very easy going and easy to talk too. Her shipping is flawless. I have received two orders from her; My prize & then when I ordered from her some samples. They were both received in less then 3 business days! That's right 3 BUSINESS DAYS!! 
Swatches are all done over ELF Sheer Primer
Tang- Bright Matte Orange 
Star Struck- Bright Shiny Yellow
Filthy Rich- Bright Shiny Gold
Its a Boy- Bright Shiny Royal Blue
Neveyah- Light Shiny Purple
Gustavo- Shiny Light Baby Blue
Girly- Light Shiny Pink
Purple Haze- Matte Pinkish Purple
Amareli- Shiny Purple with some blue shimmer
White Girl- Shimmer White
Clover Green- Matte Green

As you can all tell her pigments are very pigmented, even the lightest of colors have great pigmentation. She has a great variety of colors & what I love most is that she has best of both worlds; shiny & matte. The only thing that I found that honestly didn't bother me but may cause some issues is the fact that there's no list of ingredients in the package or labels. I know some people may have extremely sensitive skin & may fear using anything without know the containing ingredients. Overall, I was very satisfied with the service & product.

4.5 out of 5: I would definitely buy from her again!

Where to find:


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Alexeter Minerals

Alexeter Minerals is a new Canadian company offering cosmetics. The owner Jen is someone who is very easy to reach and very nice at the same time. I was very lucky to win these two eye-shadows in a contest held by one of the makeup pages. Jen was nice enough to sponsor that contest and therefore I won these two beautiful eye-shadows that are part of their "Princess Collection." Below are the swatches, done over Urban Decay Primer Potion.
All jars come with a label on top with the company logo & a label on bottom with the name of the pigment.
All her jars have sifters... so just I love this since I'm soo clumsy! haha

Princess Toad- A very shimmery light green. Being that green is my favorite color, I was blown away at how beautiful this color is.
Princess Cupcake- PINK! A very nice pink, full of shimmer.

As you can all see these pigments are true to color! The same color you see in the jar, you see on your skin. & I absolutely LOVE that. (The green looks a little bright in the jar because of my camera...SORRY)
Overall, I would COMPLETELY recommend you all to order from Jen. Not only are her pigments beautiful but her service to her customers is impeccable. She responds right away & answers any of your questions.

Her website is very easy to navigate and order from!

5 out of 5: Def would buy more pigments!
Where to Find them:


Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Not Shopping til I Drop" 65 Days Challenge : Day 2

Okay! So this is more difficult then I thought! =( I have already been tempted to buy 4 things!! ahhhh!!! I'm so heart broken </3 On the brighter side I saved some money today lol & received my EOS "Honeysuckle Honeydew" lippie, My Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV that came with a Glide-on Cheek Tint in "Quickie" & 3 small samples that Ulta gives with all purchases!
I am totally IN LOVE with this palette! Though it has some repeated colors, it also has 10 NEW shadows (never been seen.) I will be doing a Review soon! I have soo much to review but really excited to start! =) 

This week I also received my FIRST ever BIRCHBOX... It was the September box.... I really wasn't WOWED by it, but there were some stuff I found CUTE & enjoyed! I will be doing a video soon & posting it as well!

Hope you Have a wonderful day tomorrow! c[=

Friday, September 16, 2011

"Not Shopping til I Drop" 65 Days Challenge : Day 1

Hello my lovelies! Hope all is well... I 'm sure a lot of you have started your weekend already & some of you are getting ready to start the weekend. I hope you all have a great one! The reason for this post is because I wanted to let you all know that as of tomorrow I will be on a 65 days no shopping challenge for myself except for my loves birthday. (but that's always an exception! ha !!) I will be blogging about most days, such as different things I saw that I wanted to buy & what I felt not being able to buy. At the end of the challenge I will total the amount of money I would've spent [in other words $$ I saved myself]. This will be fun & definitely a HUGE challenge since for the last few months all I've been doing has been shopping [MAKEUP: my guilty pleasure]!! I'm sure that there will be days where I will want to cry but I feel like I can do this. WELCOME TO MY CHALLENGE! If any of you decide to do something similar or join me, let me know so we can help each other out & be team players! c[= You don't have to do it for 65 days... you can put your own rules! Lets get the show rolling...

On the other hand, today I got my NUBAR 2010! & I must say I am IN LOVE!!! Had to paint my nails right away & can't stop staring at them! Will do a FULL review & swatch soon! =)


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Winning Summer Look Giveaway!

Set includes:
  • Mineral 5-Piece Bamboo Brush Set
  • Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen UVA/UVB Protection
  • Essential Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black
  • Studio Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black
  • Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
  • Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette – Limited Edition
  • Mineral Moisturizing Lip Tint SPF 8 in Pink
  • Studio Shimmer Palette
  • Studio Complete Coverage Concealer in Light
  • Studio Mineral-Infused Face Primer
  • Essential Eyelid Primer in Nude
  • Essential Shine Erasers

NOW OPEN! The rules are as follow:
Mandatory Entries:
1. Subscribe to my blog visibly:
2. LIKE my Facebook page:
3. Subscribe to my YouTube channel:

Bonus Entries:
1. Tweet about my giveaway:
2. LIKE Candii Blossom Cosmetics on Facebook
3. LIKE Sinfully Beautiful on Facebook
4. Post about the giveaway on your Facebook

Go to the link below and you will fill out the form:

I will accept entries until September 30 11:59pm EST. This giveaway is ONLY open to the United States. I will be choosing 2 winners! They will be selected on September 31 using or fruit machine and announced on my blog and facebook page. I will send the winners an email, they have 24 hours to respond, if not they forfeit their prize. I will be shipping the prizes to the winner. You must be 18 years or older. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review: Body Washes & Origins "Zero Oil"

Hope you all have had a great weekend! I want to just quickly do a review on a couple of products I bought a few weeks ago and have tried.

Aveeno Positively Nourishing "calming"
Rate: 5/5

Softsoap Coconut Scrub
Rate: 5/5

Caress Tahitian Renewal
Rate: 5/5

ORIGINS "Zero Oil"
Rate: 4.5/5

You can watch my review below... I said "ummm" a million times.... please pardon me! I'm just a beginner! If you have any questions feel free to ask me! =)

On another note this weekend was a very special weekend because it was one of my favorite girls "30th birthday." I did makeup on her & then we went to Uno's with some other special friends... it was a very good night! We  had a blast! 

This was the look I did on her (She loves purple!) 

a group of us throwing up the "three zero" haha!

The night ended with us looking & swatching a whole lot of eye shadows, blushes, bronzers, and even tasting Urban Decay's marshmallow powder! This week I will be doing a whole lot of reviews on LOTS of different companies. I am really excited! Can't wait for you to see all the beautiful colors! =)


Friday, September 9, 2011

Tag: My Makeup Story...

My Makeup Story
1. How old were you when you start wearing makeup?
I really don't remember exactly what age I started wearing makeup but I can definitely tell you it was late in the game. Maybe 14-15 years old.

2. How did you get into makeup?
 There was a lot of different factors but two I know are for sure. One was DulceCandy... My favorite makeup guru just because she was my first inspiration. I used to stay up late  nights just watching her youtube videos or reading her blogs. She is absolutely amazing & completely down to earth. Second was my friends Alyssa & Lauren & their mom Annie. They always told me that I was beautiful and that I should enhance it with makeup. To say the least they bought me my first palette "Urban Decay's Sustainable Shadow Box" at age 19. Crazy huh? But I love it & cherish it with all my heart.

3. What are some of your favorite brands?
 I love so many brands. I have such a wide variety from drugstore to MAC. I love Sephora though because of the wide variety it has. I must say most of my products are from Urban Decay & I am not in a bit disappointed. LOVE URBAN DECAY!

4. What does makeup mean to you?
 To me makeup means a lot of things; but out of all the definitions I can use, I am going to say ART. I know it sounds strange but I am an ART fanatic and I think that is why I love makeup so much. Our faces are the canvas & the makeup are the tools.  We create what we feel in a moment of time. 

5. If you could only wear four products on your face what would they be?
-Eye shadow
-Lip balm

6. What is your favorite thing about makeup?
I love how makeup can completely change my mood around in a second. I can be so down and feeling blah but then I put on some makeup and I'm happy. 

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs high end makeup?
 I think both are just as good. I know high end products may last longer and longer wear time but I feel that personally they both do the job Great.

8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner?
 Well I am a beginner myself, so I guess I will tell them what I do myself. Youtube should be your best friend. I've learned so much from so many girls who do tutorials online. Also practice makes perfect! 

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood?
 Well there is nothing that has ever stood out to me. I think everyone should be able to do what ever they want if they feel comfortable with it themselves.

10. What do you think about the beauty community on YouTube and Blogger?  
As I said on question 8, that is how learned myself. My answer for every makeup question is YOUTUBE! lol I honestly don't think I would ever know how to even pick up a brush. I love watching the videos. I myself am trying to do the same. 

Hope you enjoyed! & I TAG you all!! I would love to see your amazing responses!!


Giveaway Info & Review Schedule

Hello my LOVELIES!

How are you all today? Don't know if any of you were able to enjoy Fashion Night out today but I certainly tried too. I went to the DASH store (Kardashian store) and Victoria Secret (the ANGELS were there). The lines were ridiculously long & I couldn't meet any of them... boo hoo! But it was fun to see all these people lined up just to see one or two famous people... it was crazy all the pushing and shoving.

Outside the DASH store and this it just the front... it went around the block!

Anyways I just started the album for my "300 LIKES giveaway" on my Facebook page; it is not opened yet but I did post rules and guidelines, that go as follow:

How to Enter:
There is 3 mandatory entries for the contest  and that is to follow my page, subscribe to my youtube, & subscribe to my blog. There is also 4 optional Bonus entries. 

Mandatory Entries:
1. Subscribe to my blog:
2. LIKE my Facebook page:
3. Subscribe to my YouTube channel:

Bonus Entries:
1. Tweet about my giveaway:
2. LIKE Candii Blossom Cosmetics on Facebook
3. LIKE Sinfully Beautiful on Facebook
4. Post about the giveaway on your Facebook

Go to the link below and you will fill out the form:

I will accept entries until September 30 11:59pm EST. This giveaway is ONLY open to the United States. I will be choosing 2 winners! They will be selected on September 31 using or fruit machine and announced on my blog and facebook page. I will send the winners an email, they have 24 hours to respond, if not they forfeit their prize. I will be shipping the prizes to the winner. You must be 18 years or older. 

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook! You are providing information to ILoveJaely Makeup & Promotions and not to Facebook. By entering, you agree to release Facebook from any liability in connection with this giveaway.

If you agree to this please comment agree; but not until contest is OPEN!

If you would like to enter just follow the guidelines. They are pretty simple... I will be posting when it is OFFICIALLY OPEN. There will be 2 winners & prizes vary from ELF & other donated items. =) 

On another note, I will be starting all my reviews next week!! I have so many products to review. I will be posting a written review and a video review for each. I will start with Unique Style's BoutiqueAlexeter Mineral MakeupSimply Just Minerals Cosmetics, & some purchases I made at Sephora & Urban Decay!
Exciting stuff coming up! You definitely don't want to miss it! c[=


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Makeup Mama Giveaway

Hey lovelies!!
Just a quick post about a giveaway I just entered!! It is super easy to enter! & you can get so many chances to win! The prizes are fantastic & I hope either one of you win or I win! Check it out in this link: Giveaway Link.

Comment if you entered! c[= ENJOY!!


Labor day Weeknd & Miscellaneous

So I've been away since Saturday. It was a very special weekend; every September my youth group from my church go away with other youth members to a weekend retreat. It was a very blessed weekend of praise, games, fun and best of all time with God. I got back yesterday exhausted from all the FUN!! This morning I was so excited to see I finally got my package from StellaStarish.

These are the pigments!

I <3 the way she packages her pigments!

 These pictures don't do justice to how beautiful they really are...

Also, this weekend I found out that I am OFFICIALLY a Model/Promoter for Candii Blossom Cosmetics; a starting makeup company! I will be in charge of posting reviews, looks & promoting! I'm so excited!!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Tag: What would you rather...

So I've spent the day reading blogs and looking at youtube videos and I came across this cool little "game" from =)

1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses, OR lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?

I don't even need to think twice about this! I most definitely would prefer to loose all of my mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses. Compared to the amount of eye shadows and palettes I have, those don't really matter. & any how I can always get a liner brush and make my own liners and some of my shadows work for the lips too. ;)

2. Would you rather chop off all your hair, OR never be able to cut it again?

Never be able to cut it! The beauty of a woman is in her hair!! I absolutely love my hair!

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek, OR a pink cheek?
Lately, I've really been into the whole corally (if that's even a word lol) look! So for right now I will choose coral.

4. If you had $1,000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

Hmmmm.... this is a toughy!!! I love clothes and I love makeup!! But lately because of my weight issue & self conscious reason I've been laying off clothes... so def makeup! lol 

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, OR eyeliner as lipstick?

I would apply eyeliner as lipstick because lipstick as eyeliner just sounds kind of tough & messy!

6. Would you rather only shop Mac, OR Sephora?

SEPHORA! Hands down.... Don't get me wrong Mac is awesome! But sometimes those sales people are annoying! & Sephora also has some much variety; I never want to leave the place!

7. Would you rather use only one eyeshadow color, OR one lip color for the rest of your life?

ONE LIP COLOR! I can survive using one color on my lips... but on my eyes?? NOOOO! I love to have fun playing with my eyes... One color just sounds boring! 

8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer, OR summer clothes in the winter?

Summer clothes in the winter... I can totally rock a cute tank top with a nice cardigan! Or a short skirt with some cute leggings!

9. Would you rather have dark nails, OR bright nails all year round? 
Bright! I am ALL about being BRIGHT! :D

10. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a pony tail, OR a messy bun?

a pony tail, because there are ways to dress them up to look cute

11. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again, OR never use lip gloss.

Never use lip gloss! I can use chap-stick, lip balm, lip stick, eye shadow as lipstick! So many choices, where in never painting my nails... that would be a BUMMER!
12. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all, OR sharpie them in every day?

Sharpie them in,, even though that's a scary though... But its even scarier not having any AT ALL!

13. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

Nail polish! Make up is way to much fun to live without! 

I tag anyone that wants to do this! 
I'd love to read your answers to some of these questions!!


Makeup, Makeup, & More Makeup

Hey dolls & guys!

Hope you are all having a wonderful night! I will be starting these blogs from now on. I will be blogging about tons of stuff: makeup, hauls, reviews, beauty etc.

As you can see by my title I wanted to focus my first blog on what I've been doing lately a lot which is makeup! My love for makeup started at age 17 when my really close friends Alyssa, Lauren & their mom Annie (who's like my mom) started introducing me to makeup! Since then I started buying tons of stuff! But hardly ever use it... haha! But now I promise I will because I want to become a promoter for a couple of make-up companies. Hence, I started my own fan page on Facebook [] Feel free to check it out & my YouTube channel []

Just a few pictures of things I have purchased in the last few days! I will be blogging and posting on them individually soon! c[=
From Sephora

From Urban Decay's Sale

Pretty Addictions Eye Shadow Samples 

 Simply Just Minerals Cosmetics Eye Shadow Samples 

 Unique Style's Boutique Pigments

Alexeter Minerals Makeup Eye Shadows