Recreate Rita Ora & Jessica Alba’s Red Carpet Looks with Mary Kay

For ladies of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards it seemed as though there were two vastly different, yet both stunning, popular trends. While half of the ladies showcased their relaxed natural looks, the other half went the dramatic route by getting playful with color. Recreate two of the most gorgeous looks of the night – Rita Ora’s red lip and Jessica Alba’s natural glow – with tips from Mary Kay!

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  • Cover the entire lid with Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Silver Satin.
  • Apply Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation then lightly sweep Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush across the cheekbones for that just-pinched look.
  • Apply a thin line of Mary Kay Liquid Eyeliner in Black on the upper lash line and thenMary Kay Eyeliner in Black to the waterline. Then coat lashes with Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black for full,             voluminous lashes.
  • Line lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Clear and then apply Mary Kay Crème Lipstick in Really Red to attain the perfect red pout.


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  • Begin with TimeWise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation.
  • Sweep Mary Kay Bronzing Powder along the hairline, temples and cheeks for an all-around sun-kissed glow.
  • To attain a shimmery neutral eye, cover lid with Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Rosegold and then lightly sweep this color under the lower lash line as well.
  • Apply Mary Kay Eyeliner in Deep Brown to waterline and then lightly smudge into the lower lash line to create a smoky effect. Then coat lashes with Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Brown.
  • Line lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Neutral and then fill in lips with Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Cherie. To create dimension and shine, apply Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in  Pink Parfait in the center of the lips to complete the look.

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The Device Every Instagram Addict Needs

Calling all Instagram, Vine, Facebook, Twitter and Photography addicts!

Listen up….

Have you heard of the new Nokia Lumia Icon yet? Have you seen the commercials? You know the ones with the amazing sounds and super clear and crisp pictures? This phone has a gazillion great features (it is a Windows phone after all) but what stands out to me the most is by far the camera. This phone takes the most amazing photos and videos.


With its Full HD video, 20 megapixel camera and 5” full HD screen you are guaranteed to achieve the most perfect shot. The Icon also uses Zeiss optics which helps you take better photos in both light and dark areas. This technology also allows you to zoom in and reframe shots as well.


Another amazing feature is there is no glare from sunlight (thanks to Gorilla Glass) with this phone so it is perfect to take to the beach so you can catch up on Kim & Kanye in the most recent “VOGUE” issue. See what everyone’s talking about. #WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOUPLE


Remember when you were at that amazing concert last summer and they played your favorite song and you grabbed your phone and took a video only to come home to watch it and realize all you hear is background noise and not your favorite song? Kiss that goodbye with the Icon.


If you don’t believe me check out this video to prove it!



If you are a photographer or just a complete Instagram addict the Lumia Icon is a must!


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*Disclaimer – I’m a Verizon Brand Ambassador. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

How To Score The Best Deals On Top Designers – Last Call Neiman Marcus



I love a deal! I’m the type of person that when I get a really good deal I have to tell everyone. It starts with calling my BFF immediately, then telling others, anyone that will listen and then of course sharing with you.


I’ve been dying to check out the Jersey Gardens Mall so when I had the opportunity to check out the Spring Preview at Last Call Neiman Marcus I was in. Immediately.


The store was huge and much of it was broken down by designer but there were also many racks broken down by sizes that had a multitude of different designers.


I went rack by rack scouring for brands, my size and a deal. Tons of amazing brands… Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Alexander McQueen, the list goes on. Then all of a sudden it was like everything stopped. A pristine white jacquard Giorgio Armani blazer. It was my size. I tried it on and it was made for me. Ok let’s check the price tag I thought. Original price $2,000 marked down to $698. What’s that? Oh yeah it was on the 50% off rack and on Saturday everything in the store was an additional 10% off. Making my amazing find $300. Now the kind folks at Last Call gifted me with a $100 gift card so my out of pocket cost was $200 for a classic, timeless perfection of a blazer. This is not a “trendy” piece by any means. I will have this blazer forever and it goes with anything… jeans, slacks, pencil skirt absolutely anything.

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When I realized what the total cost would be, in my mind music started pumping, lights began flashing, it was like I won the lottery. Well I did, the fashion lottery.


I’m so happy I finally checked out Last Call Neiman Marcus. Run do not walk to your nearest Last Call. Click HERE to view their many locations. Then come back here and tell me about your great finds.


Share your stories of when you got an amazing deal and had that lights flashing, music blasting moment.



*Disclaimer – A special thanks to the folks at Last Call Neiman Marcus for providing me with a gift card to which I was able to purchase the most perfect addition to my closet. The opinions expressed here are my own.


Va Va Va Voom Lashes & More! CoverGirl Bombshell Collection (PLUS Giveaway)


Recently I had the chance to review the new CoverGirl Bombshell Collection from Walmart and I’m loving it! CoverGirl nails it every time!

Walmart is a great place to shop for the latest in beauty trends and you can find the Bombshell collection including three amazing products both online and in-stores.

-          COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume by LashBlast™ Mascara

-          COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow by LashBlast

-          COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner

I’ve used a number of the CoverGirl mascaras in the past and the Bombshell Volume is AHHMAZING! It is a 2 step process that gives your eyelashes major volume. If you use just the Step 1 I found that your eyes look how they would normally look with any CoverGirl mascara. But put that Step 2 on and Va Va Va Voom. Lashes for days!

I also absolutely loved the Shine Shadow. I’ve found that many cream shadows tend to smudge easily, create creases in your lids and also fade easily. I was super impressed with these. No smudge, creases or fading at all. You can also layer the colors or add more or less to create whatever look you are going for. My favorite color is the Platinum.

Bombshell Collection Information

Taking cues from the new wave of bombshell beauty, with sexy starlets gracing magazine covers and lingerie-inspired looks on the runways, women are craving beauty tools that will help them stand out and feel sexy. So obsessed with achieving an over-the-top lash look, many women are “cocktailing” multiple mascaras, applying several different formulas to achieve the desired volume and definition.


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Bombshell Volume mascara is now the best-selling CoverGirl product at Walmart*! This entirely new mascara experience, unlike any other two-step offering available, features a first-of-its-kind Boost System that has two brushes and two formulas for MEGA VOLUME and DRAMATIC INTENSITY.  It’s time to take lashes way beyond big.  Shades: Very Black, Black, Black/Brown and Brown

-          Step 1: Extreme volume basecoat that loads on the volume with a big brush and mega-volumizing formula to thicken lashes; the result is volume that’s even and clump-free

-          Step 2: Dark, intensifying topcoat that seals the look with a dark, smooth finish; the proprietary micro-thin lacquer offers maximum impact and lasting power in just one coat


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With big sexy Bombshell volume, you need sexy shimmer and shine shadow that lasts all night. Shine Shadows feature reflective pigments that play with light to bring dimension to any look.

-          Available in six buildable, blendable, get-me-noticed shades, each shadow is easy to apply and leaves behind a creamy shimmer finish.

-          Shades: Ice Queen, Platinum Card, Color Me Money, Gold Goddess, Copper Fling and Ooh La Lilac


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Bombshell eyes can be intense – and your liner should live up to the look.

-          Intensity Liner is a precision felt tip pen with a smooth formula that glides on for a little or a lot of deep, dark sexy.

-          The longwear liner is available in two shades, Pitch Black Passion and Chocolate Kiss – both providing liquid intensity for 24 hours of sexy Bombshell eyes.


Want to get your hands on this new CoverGirl line? Enter now to win a $100 Walmart gift card!

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*Disclaimer – The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. The Walmart gift card and information have been provided by CoverGirl.





Toffee To Go is Scrumptious! (Plus a Coupon Code)

I love Toffee! My whole family does. So I was dying to try Toffee To Go products out as soon as I heard about them.

When I spoke with Lisa the owner I asked if I HAD to share with my hubby. She thought I should if he deserved it and he really is the best hubby ever. I always say I’m the luckiest girl, so I guess it was only fair I let him try it too.

I also need to note that this came at the perfect time… not just because it’s Valentine’s Week but because the hubby and I have recently been on a no-sugar no-salt diet. We are at the beginning of week 3 and needless to say I’ve been craving sugar, butter and salt like a mad woman.

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The package I received from Toffee To Go contained 3 different styles of their homemade toffee:

Milk Chocolate Almond

Dark Chocolate Pecan

White Macadamia Nut

I have always strayed away from white chocolate as I’ve never been a fan and always went for the milk chocolate. Not sure how they do it but the Toffee To Go White Chocolate was by far my favorite, second place went to the dark chocolate followed by the milk chocolate. I was a bit shocked that the milk chocolate wasn’t my favorite but it was a pleasant surprise that it wasn’t.

I did share with my hubby (see only children do know how to share). His fave was the Dark Chocolate followed by the White Chocolate. You really can’t go wrong with any of them.

The toffee was super buttery and sugary just the perfect mix. It truly is absolute perfection! The company is owned by Lisa & Jim Schalk and is Jim’s family recipe. They hand make each batch. And you can tell! They were super fresh and just scrumptious!

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Wait… can we talk about the adorable packaging? The box and bow it was packaged in is sooo super cute. Perfect for your Valentine!


And don’t just take my word for it… Toffee To Go is also one of Oprah’s Favorite Things too!


Need a last minute Valentine’s Day gift? Even if you don’t you need to add this to your list. And if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day or if you are single even better. Treat yourself.


Toffee To Go is offering my readers Free Shipping with a $27 purchase this month use code “FSVAL” at checkout.


Oh and don’t forget to “Like” them on Facebook!


Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Product was provided by Toffee To Go.