Friday, September 28, 2012

Blogger of the week: Nina's Beauty Bargain






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This weeks blogger of the week is Nina from Nina's Bargain Beauty

If you are looking to save money in the beauty department Nina is your gal!

"I am a full-time mum of 5 who has a passion for beauty, fashion, life and laughter. I am also very passionate about showing people that there is plenty of ways to save money and not to be spending for the sake of false advertisement that there is products out there cheap affordable and can do the same thing that higher branded items does. I love meeting people and I eat sleep and breath the blogging world. I am known to be a little bit of a perfectionist and that pays off on my blog too."

Make sure to follow Nina and check her out! 



If you are interested in being a blogger of the week see this post for more information.




Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lush: Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter Review





More Lush!! Yet again I stepped into the Lush store while I was at the mall. If you are going in there with a plan, forget it! They always seem to show me something amazing I have never seen before.

What they say:
We made Lemony Flutter to soften your dry, cracked cuticles and nourish your nails; it’s our thickest, zestiest cream yet. In fact, it’s so good as softening you up our customers have been using it on other rough body parts, like feet, elbows, and knees too. Fresh lemons are put into an infusion and lovingly blended in our rich butter base to brighten skin and lighten nails. Each batch contains twenty-two pounds of beeswax and cold-pressed avocado oil to moisturize and soften your skin. There are so many nutritious butters and oils in each pot, it’s no wonder that such a little amount can go such a long way.


What I say:
The smell makes me want to eat it, the fresh lemon scent almost smells like lemon cake!! A little goes a long way, especially if you are using it for your cuticles. Even if you use it for your elbows and knees, which it can be used for, you don't need a whole lot. The tub is small but they say will last you for up to 6 months.

With me doing my nails almost every other day this is really going to help a lot. I usually get really dry cuticles from using so much acetone, so this helps significantly! 

Lemony Flutter retails for $14.95 for a 1.5 oz. and is available online at Lush or your local store 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lime Crime: Alchemy REVEALED!



Alchemy is finally revealed and will be available Oct 13 from Lime Crime!


ALCHEMY EYESHADOW PALETTE, $34.99

Incantation: Metallic copper with fiery sparks.
Lucky Charm: Forest green/firefly green shift.
Love Potion #9: Purple/mint shift.
Spellbound: White/gold shift.
Divination: Slate blue/peacock shift.

ALCHEMY LIPSTICKS, $15.99 each

Poisonberry: Deliciously dangerous berry-purple with a violet glow.
Serpentina: Seductive deep green with a snake-like sheen.


Photo credit: Limecrime







What do you guys think??

Monday, September 24, 2012

Mani Monday: Butter London Pillar Box Red + Matte









Today's Mani is some polishes I received from Coterie. I am really impressed with this matte finish and it drys super fast! 

Pillar Box Red 





Pillar Box Red with the Matte topcoat




Aveeno: Ultra Calming Makeup Removing Wipes









If you follow me on instagram you might have seen my Aveeno haul a few weeks ago. I have been in love with Aveeno since I started using on my son when he was a baby. The lotion was always a big thing in our house, as it was the only lotion to help with our eczema. I recently bought the Aveeno ultra-calming makeup removing wipes. And I'll be honest these are my first wipes! I always used baby wipes before.

What they Say:
"Sensitive skin can be unbalanced, leading to irritation and redness. Help re-balance your sensitive skin by cleansing with AVEENO ULTRA-CALMING Makeup Removing Wipes. These gentle, soft wipes remove dirt, oil, and even makeup. With ACTIVE NATURALSCalming Feverfew™, an ingredient related to chamomile, these wipes leave your sensitive skin feeling soothed and balanced to help reveal your natural beauty."


What I say:
I love the packaging, so natural looking as all their products look in this line. The fragrance is pretty heavy but does smell really good. It might bother some but I happen to like it. It doesn't sting around my eye area and is very soothing. It does leave a small residue on the skin after, but it comes off with a quick wipe with a towel. It gets my waterproof mascara off which makes me really happy, so I am not scrubbing at my face all night.

Overall I am satisfied with these wipes. Since they are the first I have tried there's nothing I can quite compare it too besides a baby wipe! But Aveeno would have been my first choice anyhow.

Has anyone tried this or anything from the Ultra-calming line?






Lush Cosmetics: Buffy Body Butter Review


It is no surprise that I am now a "Lushie". I have tried a shower gel and the lip scrub in the past, and have only bought online. Going into a store is a whole different experience on it's own. First when I walked in I was greeted by the most wonderful ladies. They offered to take my 7 year old son and show him around so that I could try a few products. Ok, I'm sold right there! I went in needing a lip scrub, but it is just so overwhelming all the things I wanted to try. So I walked out with Buffy and the Almond and Coconut Shower Smoothie.

As the girl who was trying stuff out on me, who by the way turned out we had a mutual friend, she explained every product with such great detail. She put the products on me and let me decide for myself how they worked. The differences I could feel and see right away was amazing.




Ok, so back to Buffy. What they say:

"Massage our Buffy body butter all over your wet skin in the bath or shower to make you softer and smooth to the touch, paying special attention to your backside. We add ground rice, almonds and beans to Buffy to act as exfoliants; the rough textures eliminate lumps and bumps and sloughs away dry skin cells to reveal brighter, fresher looking skin. Rinse off the exfoliating bits and pat yourself dry. There's no need for body lotion after a Buffy slaying session, because the cocoa and shea butters keep your skin beautifully smooth, moisturized and soft to the touch."

What I say:

Buffy is truly a wonder. The smell is very herbal and fresh smelling not overpowering at all. The soft buttery feel keeps my skin so smooth after. They are absolutely right, no lotion after is needed. The granular pieces you feel in the bar feel great, not to harsh or scratchy. I love that this bar does so much. Even though it says to pay special attention to your backside, which I did, I also used it on my legs before shaving. I didn't cut myself once! You are left with a buttery residue after, but it does go away after a bit. It isn't a greasy feeling by any means, just know that you will be able to feel it.

Pretty much if you don't have Buffy you need to get him now!

You can buy Buffy at Lush.com or visit your local Lush store. Buffy retails at $11.95 for a 3.3 oz or $22.95 for a 7oz.






Friday, September 21, 2012

Blogger of the week: Sarah-Friday is forever





This weeks blogger of the week is Sarah from Friday is Forever



Sarah, is a 23 year old full time student with a passion for fashion, beauty and anything striped and Loves blogging! Sarah's blog has everything including amazing photos, which in my opinion is what makes me love a blog more. Be sure to stop by her blog for beauty reviews, outfit posts and photography!

You can follow Sarah and her blog here:
Friday is Forever
Facebook
Twitter
Youtube

If you are interested in being a blogger of the week see this post for more information.



xoxo


Zoya Limited Edition Gilty Pleasures Gift Box

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Just in time for party season!

The Gilty Pleasures velvet gift box features Zoya Gilty*, the 18k Real Gold Flake Topcoat  (0.5oz) Plus, two long wearing, full-size (0.5oz), colors to cover in gold as a bonus... Zoya Raven (black) and Zoya Purity (white).


Official Ship Date 10/15/2012 - Due to extreme demand and scarcity of the gold material, we are asking everyone to pre-order the Gilty Pleasures Trio Box in advance. Once pre-sell is sold out, there will be no more product available.You will not be charged until for the Gilty Pleasures Trio Box actually ships. 

Want more? 
Try Zoya Gilty over your favorite nail polish shade to create your own signature 18K Gold look - click here for a few of our suggestions.

ZOYA IS THE NEW COLOR OF FASHION!

Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.





Zoya Ornate Holiday Collection 2012 Official Information/Preview




It’s time to celebrate... so make sure you celebrate in style!
The NEW Zoya Ornate Collection is the perfect to decorate your nails with stunning jewel tone colors and special effect pigments this season. Featuring six stunning, glittering, crystal shades in our new Power Pigment Full Coverage Formula. Superior coverage and dynamic color in one. All in the long-wearing, toxin free (BIG5FREE) formula you love... Each one is as beautiful as the next.

ZOYA WINTER/HOLIDAY 2012/13: ORNATE COLLECTION
·         Blaze (ZP641) - Cranberry Glitter Glam Crystal - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
·         Electra (ZP642) -  Holographic Tinsel Special Effect- wear it alone or layer it for extra drama
·         Ziv (ZP644) - Gold Foil Glitter Crystal - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
·         Storm (ZP645) - Black with Multi Color Crystal Shimmer - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
Aurora (ZP646) - Plum with Multi Color Crystal Shimmer - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage
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·         Logan (ZP647) - Green Foil Glitter Crystal - Featuring Power Pigment Full Coverage

ZOYA IS THE NEW COLOR OF FASHION!

Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Find over 300 other Zoya shades at www.zoya.com. Each and every name has a color as unique as the women who inspired it.

$8.00 ea. US. Shipping October 15, 2012.

I am excited for the Ziv!! How about you?


Lime Crime: Alchemy Collection






Didly-dum, didly-deem.
Things aren’t always what they seem.
Kindly “Share” this incantation
For Monday’s color revelation!
In order for the spell to work and colors be revealed, 1313 people or more must “Share” this post on Facebook by midnight PST Sept 23rd. Go on, give it a try!



Are you guys excited? From the look of the promo on FB, looks like the girls makeup has greens,blacks, silver? 

I am excited for this one!!!


The Beauty Blogger Bunch Weekend Hop




Join us for the weekend Beauty Blogger Bunch hop!
Add your link below. Please follow the hosts below and have fun. 
Hop around discover new blogs, comment, and meet new bloggers!

Please make sure to follow at least the host and co- host.  If everyone is only adding their link and not hoping, the hop is useless. Discover new blogs, leave comments, and say your from the Beauty Blogger Bunch Hop, and people will reciprocate!!





Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Urban Decay: Smoked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set Official Information




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The Skinny:

Urban Decay launches the Smoked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set, the perfect pairing for our 
popular Smoked Palette. Forget everything you thought you knew about creating super-sexy 
eyes—this set takes smoky WAY beyond basic black. From shimmering pewters and deep, 
dynamic jewel tones to chocolate neutrals and our award-winning black, we’ve got your every 
smoky eye need covered. You get six pencils in all—including two limited-edition shades we’ve 
brought back by popular demand, and two sick new shades you won’t find anywhere else! 
Each one packs the amazing staying power and unbeatable glide of our 24/7 Eye Pencils into 
a travel-friendly format.


The Hype:

Pretty much everyone at UD headquarters is addicted to our 24/7 Eye Pencils, and we’re 
completely obsessing over this new set—especially Mainline, a matte peacock blue that looks 
crazy cool on everyone.

Nice Package:

Perfect for gift-giving, this set comes in a clear outer box to showcase the insane color 
range inside.

Break it down:

Every 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil delivers unmatched color payout in a creamy, waterproof 
formula that glides on and stays put—no matter what you put it through. (Trust us, we’ve 
tried it all.)





DEMOlItION – matte darkest chocolate brown
**EMPIRE – matte dark eggplant purple
*MAINlINE – matte peacock blue
**SMOG – metallic warm brown copper
**UZI – metallic gunmetal grey w/silver micro-glitter
ZERO – award-winning, best-selling zealous black  


smoked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil set (SRP $38) is available at Sephora, ULTA and select
Macy’s stores. Or, online at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.








Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dailylook






If you aren't familiar with Dailylook they have daily fashion sales for a certain amount of time once the time runs out you can still purchase them, but not at sale price. They post whole outfits that you can buy or pick and choose what you want. 


"Our stylists shop at fashion boutiques around the world looking for inspiration to put together the latest looks on a budget, just for you. The DailyLook includes the perfect top, bottom, shoes, bag and accessories to complete the look you'll love. We email you one new look every day and you can buy just the items that you like within 36 hours. Get the latest styled looks without spending designer prices. Shopping at DailyLook is fun, convenient, and easy."

I am on this site everyday, lately I have been seeing more pieces that I love.  I have made 3 purchases from Dailylook and the quality is exceptional. 


These are toady's daily deals. And of course you can still purchase items from past deals as long as they are not sold out. 

Start shopping with a 10$ credit from me to you! Visit Dailylook.




Also you can earn up to 50 look points a day just by logging in, liking,sharing, and tweeting outfits.  Once you reach 2000 you get a 20$.



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Monday, September 17, 2012

Mani Monday Coral & Gold




This might be one of my sloppiest manis, plus I had to cut my nails short after one broke really bad! But I though it was cute so I am still going to share it with you guys!





I used OPI Cajun Shrimp- a red with a hint of coral.  (not sure the collection) and Designer De Better-a shimmery gold. ( Muppet Collection) 



Marc Anthony: Dream Waves Beach Spray Review & Photos


Even though summer is over, we can still have that summer, wavy look that everyone loves to have. This Beach spray by Marc Anthony will do just that.

What they say: 
Create natural, effortless, beach hair worn loose, soft and wavy. It adds body and texture to straight, fine strands or pumps up the curl in already wavy hair. Add extra definition to your wavy layers. 

Hydrolyzed Silk and Provitamin B5 protect your tresses while adding moisture and shine. Powerful UV Protectors absorb ultraviolet light to save your mane from harmful sun exposure, dehydration and color-fade. You’re left with manageable, touchable waves. Even the straightest hair can achieve tousled beach hair any time of year.









What I say:
Packaging is very simple and sleek. The fragrance is weird to me, it smells like coconuts, but then I smell this weird smell. Its not horrible just different! This product like most beach sprays contains salt, so if you have dry damaged hair I do not recommend this for you. The only problem I would have is the nozzle. It doesn't come out like a spray for me, it's more of a straight squirt! maybe it's my nozzle? I don't know.

My hair is naturally wavy/curly, but not like this. My curls are frizzy and all over the place, with the product it gives them texture and pieces them out a bit. I let my hair completely air dry also. I sprayed the product when I was damp and scrunched it up and let it dry. Sometimes when I blow dry it blows the wave right out. 

Overall I like this product, it does what it says, and for me having slightly dry hair the salt doesn't affect it much.




This is available at Ulta and retails for $8.99

Blogger of the week Feature


One of the new things I will be adding to Glamorous Mama, is the blogger of the week feature. Reading blogs has to be one of my favorite things to do, my list grows everyday and I am constantly finding great bloggers.

Every week I will feature a blogger whether they are new or not. This is a great way to help new bloggers get followers and help everyone discover new blogs. If you are interested in being featured, please fill out the form below. 
I will begin featuring bloggers every Monday starting the 24th.

Click the contact us button below to enter your information.






Friday, September 14, 2012

The Beauty Blogger Bunch Weekend Hop!





Join us for the weekend Beauty Blogger Bunch hop!
Add your link below. Please follow the hosts below and have fun. 
Hop around discover new blogs, comment, and meet new bloggers!


Fashion Friday: Dressing for fall

Fall 2012 trends



Fall is right around the corner and I am so excited! Fall has to be my favorite season. 

Dressing up your knit sweaters will be cute, I love wearing skirts in fall. Dress up a colored skirt with a baggy or over sized knit sweater. Bright pink in the fall? Yes, who cares! Wear a cute pink blazer over a black tank and a pair of work pants or black jeans, pair it with some black or nude heels. 

Of course everyone is different, these are my opinions for what I think will look cute and what I'd wear. What are you most excited about for fall?

Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo Review


Another dry shampoo? Yes, because I love and swear by them! And I am always excited to try higher end brands. This one by Marc Anthony, also has one thing the most don't.

What they say:

Description
It was developed with Nanotechnology and Zeolite, a micro-porous mineral, to cleanse hair without a chalky residue or gritty texture. Its invisible, extra absorbent formula lets you remove excess oil, eliminate odor and add volume. It is perfect for all hair types, styles and colors to get beautifully fresh hair between washes. You no longer have to worry about greasy, flat hair between washes.

Directions
Cleanse and add volume in minutes without the wash! Lightly spray 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo on dry hair, concentrating on the roots area to absorb excess oil and add lift. Let dry for one minute. Brush through to finish your style or, for a more natural finish, give your hair a gentle tousle. Style as usual.




What I say:
The packaging is very plain and simple. The fragrance is really soft which is nice, most are very strong and overpowering.

I think this one could be used on the days you just need a little refreshment. If you are on your third day it might not help as much as you need. The best part is that it is clear. I hate, hate those dry shampoos that completely make you grey, especially in my case since I am a brunette. But I do like being able to see the product because as I was applying this I kept spraying like no tomorrow. I felt like if I couldn't see it, it wasn't going on.






Overall I'm happy with this dry shampoo. It will be great for those days when you need light refreshing. It also gives it a nice fluffy-ness too. Plus it's clear which a lot of people will enjoy!


Left picture before dry shampoo. Right picture after dry shampoo.
I usually take pictures with the product on, but since this is clear those was no reason to take a pic.



This retails for $8.99 and can be purchased at Ulta.