Monday, July 25, 2011

Victoria Secret Luminous Mineral Blush Duo

While shopping with my friend Brandi and her sweet little kid sister, this past Sunday, we walked into the Victoria Secret Store.  I've never really thought twice about buying any make-up products from VS, but I figured why not?  It would probably be a good thing for me to be adventurous and try something new. 

While checking out VS eyeshadows, I came across the Luminous Mineral Blush Duo. The Luminous Mineral Blush is a baked blush that features two contrasting shades of blush.  The product comes in four different shades.  The packaging seems a bit cheap to me, but the blush itself is an awesome product.  This probably wouldn't be a professional artist kit recommendation, but a great product for the girl on the go.

Check out the product and other stuff from VS at,

Starlet (Light Pink)
Surrender (Medium Pink)
At Last (Deep Pink)
Pleasure (Bronze)
$15.00 USD Each

Sunday, July 24, 2011

TokiDoki Pittura Brush Set

The TokiDoki Pittura Brush Set is a trio of eye brushes, Mozzarella, Adios Amigos, and Donutella.

Mozzarella Eyeshadow brush is a large, flat-headed, multi-purpose brush perfect for applying light or deep color over your lids, and highlighting your brow bone. Adios Amigos, crease brush has a precisely tapered tip that fits flawlessly in the contours of your eyes allowing you to fill and blend in your creases.  Donutella Angled Eyeliner Brush flows flawlessly along the lashline making it easy to achieve a perfectly straight line.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Charlie Price Romance Collection

 NAHA Hairstylist of the Year Winner, Charlie Price wanted romance.  And he delivers.  In his latest collection of hairstyles, he juxtaposes texture and volume with soft, sleek strands.  Hair pulled back reveals a whirlwind of twists, and harsh shape gives way to beautiful cascades of long locks.  Much like romance itself, the hair in this collection is a combination of textures and volumes that work to create a perfect harmony.

"For these looks, I was going for a dreamy, romantic quality," Charlie says. "I also like the idea of each girl having over-the-top hair, but in a polished, beautiful way; the make-up was extra soft as well to support that notion."

Hair - Charlie Price
Hair Assistant - Scotty Fields
Make-up - Ron Lopez
Photos - David Raccuglia
Models - Donna Baldwin Talent
Fashion Styling - Danora Fisher

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Urban Decay Naked Palette Giveaway Contest

Ok readers... It's time for another giveaway contest.  This is a personal favorite palette of mine, as I have taken a liking to the Urban Decay's Naked.  My last three photoshoots where done with this palette alone, so why not share this wonderful palette with a lucky follower!

One lucky winner will receive this set! Here's how to win:
  • Follow my blog (Follow by emails are not eligible for contest entry)
  • Leave a comment telling me why you'd like to win
  • Open internationally
  • I'll pick a winner at random and announce it Sunday, August 14, 2011!
FTC Disclosure: Post not sponsored.
You can look great NAKED! This long, lean, seductive case is packed with TWELVE gorgeous neutrals. Shades range from delicate champagnes to dark, gritty gunmetal, and feature FIVE NEW shades with names like Darkhorse, Virgin and Buck. We've also included a range of textures: everything from glitter to shimmer to matte. The chocolaty velvet case is emblazoned with the word "NAKED" in gold foil lettering. (Just wait 'til your friends see you pull this sexy thing out of your bag. Jealous!) The mirrored case also includes a professional quality, cruelty-free Good Karma Eyeshadow Brush, AND a travel-size Eyeshadow Primer Potion in original formula. This is a shadow palette EVERYONE can use, and a truly spectacular gift. Experiment with office-appropriate neutrals, summertime bronzy looks, or sultry smokiness. With such a diversity of neutral shades at your fingertips, there's more to neutral than meets the eye.

Fill Weight: Eyeshadows: 12 x 1.3g e 12 x 0.05 US oz; Eyeshadow Primer Potion: 3.7ml e 0.13 US fl oz

Check out the palette at

TokiDoki Devil Girl Cromatico Summer 2011 Palette

Devil Girl Cromatico Palette by TokiDoki, released for Summer 2011, is currently available at Sephora.  The dual door palette in beach theme contains six TokiDoki Eyeshadows, ranging from neutrals to cool tones.

Thirsty (cream)
Riposino (shimmery light brown)
 Carina (pearl)
Nancy Rocks (purple)
Bruttino (pearl turquoise)
Bulleto (shimmery dark brown)
Aside from the cool artwork on the palette cover, I can honestly say, I'm not overly excited about this collection.  The palette casing seems a little bit on the cheap side and the pigments is really just ok.  I do like the fact that the palette offers three neutral shades, perfect for a day out on the beach.  I will say, Carina (pearl) is a fun shade to play with, whether you use it on your tear ducts or even on the brow bone for highlights, you'll definitely get that shimmering sparkle look, just be careful not to over pack the color, it can get messy.

Oh yeah, you also get a Devil Girl keychain too.. Whoopee...

Sigma Travel Brush Contest Giveaway Winner!!!

Thanks to everyone for participating in my first giveaway!  I hope you guys enjoyed my blog and will refer my blog to your friends and family.  Drum roll please....  And the winner is....

Congrats to Gia_Pet!!!

Please send me an email by Friday at midnight PST to claim your prize or it will go to someone else.

Keep following... I will be announcing new giveaways....  Urban Decay's 15th Anniversary Palette, Urban's Decay's Naked Palette and Toki Doki's 3 piece Eyeshadow brush set... 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette

15 NEW (and only in this kit!) eyeshadow shades.  With just the right balance of neutrals and brights, darks and lights, the 15-Year Anniversary Palette is both versatile and the ultimate UD junkie collection. Shades like “Junkshow” (a bright pink), “Evidence” (a deep metallic blue) and Midnight 15 (an oyster pearl shade) mesmerize the eyes. The collectible gunmetal outer box features a luxe faceted jewel “UD” on the cover and an eye-grabbing laser-cut filigree design on the sides. Inside, the shadow tray pulls out to reveal a velvet-lined compartment that can be used to stash jewelry or personal mementos.
Included in this kit: Deeper (deep shimmery golden brown), M.I.A. (soft shimmery dark brown), Ace (dark gunmetal shimmer), Blackout (darkest, most saturated black), Half Truth (shimmery smoky purple), Tainted (pale matte purple with golden shimmer), Junkshow (bright pink w/fuchsia shift), Omen (shimmery metallic bright purple w/blue shift), Evidence (deep metallic blue), Deep End (bright teal shimmer), Midnight Rodeo (medium metallic brown w/silver and gold glitter), Midnight 15 (oyster pearl w/silver glitter), Vanilla (shimmery white gold), Flow (soft peach shimmer), Chase (metallic bright bronze)
Full Weight: 15 x 1.3g e 15 x 0.05 US oz


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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Beauty Shoot with MU Artist Jennifer Siqueiros & Photographer Xue Vue

Yesterday, I had a awesome opportunity to style hair for, Make-up Artist, Jennifer Siqueiros's Beauty Portfolio, photographed by another personal friend Xue Vue.  What probably started off as a rough morning, not having a good healthy amount of Red Bull, ended up with a chance to work with good friends, and new Artist and Models, I haven't gotten the opportunity to work with.  Jennifer Siqueiros, studied make-up application at Smashbox Academy.  I have gotten a chance to view her portfolio prior to working with her, and I must say, I was really impressed! 

The shoot took place at the Home/Studio of, Jay Lensch (another well established photographer in Sacramento, CA).  Haven't gotten the chance to open my can of Red Bull, I was introduced to the Jennifer Siqueiros for the first time, and from there we both started working on the beautiful models ( Tanya Fomina, Allison Nopel and Brooke Parker) casted for the shoot.  The day ended with lots of laugh and meeting such beautiful and lively people!  I will be posting photo's soon...  

Thursday, July 7, 2011

OPI - Texas Collection

Ok, so this collection kinda came out earlier this year, but I really wanted to review this.  Since the launch of OPI's Texas Collection, I wasn't really sure about it, the colors didn't really moved me much. Given the dull boring color palettes for this collection, I did find the names for the colors really humorous...  Seriously, who comes up with this stuff?  I have my fair share of nail lacquer collections, this just isn't one... Sorry...

I Vant to Be A-Lone Star, It's Totally Fort Worth It,
Austin-tatious Turquoise, Don't Mess with OPI, San Tan-tonio,
Suzi Loves Cowboys, Y'all Come Back Ya Hear?,
Big Hair...Big Nails, Guy Meets Gal-veston, Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em,
Do You Think I'm Tex-y?, Houston We Have a Purple.

Dior Fall 2011 Collection - Blue Tie

Blue is Dior’s new black this coming season as Dior introduces their Blue Tie Makeup Collection For Fall 2011.

This collection features 2 modern and stylish eyeshadow palettes which mimics the pattern of their classic and iconic Lady Dior Bag. With mainly deep blue hues and metallic silvers running across this collection, you will find yourself indulging into a world of smoky and elegant looks.

In this collection, you will find 2 limited edition Blue Tie Star Palettes with 4 eyeshadows and a gloss presented in an elegant metal case. The Blue Tie Star Palette is available in two combinations, 001 Smoking Blue and 002 Smoking White.

We will also be expecting to see the Dior 3-Colours Smoky Eyeshadow Trios which features a cream-to-powder base and 2 powder eyeshadows, one in a matte finish and the other in a shimmery finish. Dior will also be introducing a waterproof and retractable eyeliner – the Diorshow Liner Waterproof which will be available in 6 shades.

From beautiful eyes to sculpted cheeks, there will be 2 new Dior Blush in 839 Rose Vintage and 889 Pink In Love.

And from cheeks to lips, there will be 4 new Rouge Dior in soft beige and pink nude shades to compliment the smoky eyes. Shade includes 314 Angélique Beige, 428 Pisanelle Pink, 651 Tourbillion Pink and 741 Allegro Pink.

Dior will also be introducing a range of new lipstick formula – the Rouge Serum Crystal in 215 Primrose Crystal, 455 Tea Rose Crystal, 645 Sweet Pink Crystal and 675 Passionate Pink Crystal. 4 radiant new shades with even more transparency, shine and freshness than the rest of the range. These shades make lips shimmer with a hint of colour and delicate shine.
To round off and complete this collection, we have 3 Dior Vernis in 219 Safari Beige, 607 Blue Denim and 908 Tuxedo.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Makeup Forever Fall 2011 Smokey

MAKEUP FOREVER introduces Smoky Colour, a new collection of eye make up essentials inspired by the rich, jewel tone fabrics seen on the fall 2011 runways. This vibrant new take on an all-time classic provides a number of different ways to wear the eye catching look and adapt it to every mood, occasion and outfit.

The Smoky Colour collection includes a limited edition Smoky Eye Shadow Palette, four new shades of dramatic Smoky Lash mascara and three new ultra-creamy Khol Pencils — all in an array of bold, yet wearable colors.

This customized, collector’s palette features eight MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadows that can be used to create five different smoky looks in brown, blue, purple, green and classic black. Expert application instructions, as well as a mirror and two individual applicators, are included to help consumers achieve a professional smoky eye at home. MAKE UP FOR EVER’S highly pigmented pressed shadows contain nylon powder for intense, lasting color and are easily blended and shaded. The palette includes:

  • Eye Shadow #04 – matte black
  • Eye Shadow #79 – deep plum shimmer
  • Eye Shadow #81 – metallic navy blue
  • Eye Shadow #80 – iridescent peacock green
  • Eye Shadow #122 – metallic copper
  • Eye Shadow #127 – metallic taupe
  • Eye Shadow #126 – iridescent yellow beige
  • Eye Shadow #07 – white shimmer

The ultimate mascara for volume, length and curl is now available in four new hues. Boasting the same lash boosting formula and unique elastomer fiber brush as the original best seller, Smoky Lash Colour delivers a dramatic faux lash effect in seconds. Each new shade is extremely concentrated with brown, green, blue and plum pigments so the mascara instantly coats the lashes with intense color.
  • Smoky Lash #3 – deep brown
  • Smoky Lash #4 – green
  • Smoky Lash #5 – dark blue
  • Smoky Lash #6 – plum
These soft, creamy pencils have an extremely blendable texture and are now available in pearly deep blue (#8K), matte mocha brown (#9K) and pearly black purple (#10K). Khol Pencils can be used to line the eyes for a more intense, striking look, and can easily be smudged for the perfect smoky eye. Additionally, the soft texture makes them ideal for rimming the inner eye. Apply above and/or below the lash line and blend to create a pigment-rich smoky eye.
  • Kohl Pencil #4K – intense pearly green
  • NEW Kohl Pencil #8K– pearly deep blue
  • NEW Kohl Pencil #9K– matte mocha brown
  • NEW Kohl Pencil #10K– pearly black purple

Also new for this summer from M.U.F.E, Lip Line Perfector.

New Lip Line Perfector is formulated with a mix of beeswax and evaporating oils that form a protective barrier to keep lipstick inside the lip line, as well as a film forming polymer which helps fix color to the lips for long lasting results. Additionally, Ceramide 3 improves lip firmness and prevents moisture loss, while silicone and high molecular hyaluronic salt fill in fine lines and improve elasticity.
The Lip Line Perfector can be worn as a base under any kind of lip product and with any shade.

Sigma Tavel Brush Giveaway Contest!!!

So here's my first Giveaway Contest.  The Sigma Travel Kit Nice in Pink.  I've heard many good things about Sigma's brushes from fellow Bloggers, so why not give a set away to a lucky follower!

One lucky winner will receive this set! Here's how to win:
  • Follow my blog (Follow by emails are not eligible for contest entry) 
  • Leave a comment telling me why you'd like to win
  • Open internationally
  • I'll pick a winner at random and announce it Sunday, July 17, 2011!
You can find this kit at . Good luck!

FTC Disclosure: Post not sponsored.

The Travel Kit Nice in Pink contains seven essential brushes to achieve a flawless look on the go. Take Nice in Pink to your favorite travel destination or keep it in your purse for a quick touch-up during the day or an evening out on the town. All brushes are individually stored in a stylish metallic pink clutch equipped with a convenient pouch to carry all your must-have makeup items.

Clutch Dimensions (closed): 7 x 4 inches.
Face Brushes: 5 inches total
Eyes/Concealer Brush: 4 inches total

Brushes in this kit:

Pencil - E30 - Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.

Tapered Blending - E40 - Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.

Eye Shading - E55 - Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles.

Large Powder - F30 - Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.

Large Angled Contour - F40 - The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.

Duo Fibre - F50 - Specially designed to generate an airbrushed finish when used to apply liquid foundation. It can also be used to apply blush, highlight shades and loose pigments. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.

Concealer - F70 - The rounded, tapered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area. It is also recommended for a precise application in small areas. Synthetic bristles.

TIGI - Classic Roots

TIGI is highly acclaimed for their adventurous hair styles and a tradition of excellence. Yet their avant garde looks are rooted in classic cuts that you're sure to see time and time again in your salon.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I Forgot the Shoes From Alexander McQueen's Fall 2011 RTW

Seriously, I'm speechless...  You have to have mad skills to walk in these shoes...  Me? I trip wearing tennis shoes... Enough said.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 "Ice Queen and her Court"

Titled "The Ice Queen and her court”, McQueen's Creative Director Sarah Burton presented a couture collection. Burton's play between "hard" and "soft" was done mostly in black and white.  The stunning details were boutiful and included a skirt and top made from mosaic of broken bone plates fired together, fur lined hems, pleats formed with metal zippers that partially zip open, and a gown woven from strips of silk.  Burton's collection also included harnesses and leather made for bondage-like, tough-luxe pieces that served to counterbalance the more feminine look, notably the white gowns that closed out the show.

TIGI Catwalk Session Series

PREP ITThe first part of any regimen. These products cleanse, condition, nourish and prepare hair for styling.

WORK ITThese products are meant to be worked through wet hair and then styled to achieve the desired look.
PERFECT ITThese products are the final embellishment to enhance and hold any style.

ENHANCE IT: The SESSION SERIES COLLECTIONA series of high-performance, rapid response products designed to give extreme versatility backstage and beyond.

Catwalk introduces a new high-performance SESSION SERIES styling collection. The new SESSION SERIES collection elevates hair design from conventional to couture. This collection has been exclusively developed, tested and perfected by the TIGI session stylists working backstage at fashion shows and shoots. These must-have products have been designed to bring your conceptual hair vision to life and create editorial and couture looks. SESSION SERIES has proven its versatility, high performance and design power to create editorial looks on any hair type.
seanALIAN's thought:
I have to admit, Catwalk Session Series, has exceeded my expectations in all level.  Let me first start off on the packaging... Love It!  The packaging itself, is clean, simple, no fancy curves (it also matches my logo and block, doesn't it).  The product itself is amazing.  I've been using this line for the past week and they've made it really simple for me.  The Styling Cream, is awesome to work with, it's light and blowdries fast.  True wax, is an amazing wax, it can be a little to waxy, but like all hair wax products, a little does go a long way.  Typically, I finish my hair off with hairspray. Catwalk's Finishing Spray is a great spray to have.  I find that this product doesn't get stiff, but really leaves my hair movable and holds the style throughout the day! yay!  Last but not least, the Salt Spray is a MUST HAVE, for "sexy summer beach tresses"!

Left to Right: Wet Look Gel, Styling Cream, Work it Hairspray, Salt Spray, Finishing Hairspray, Transforming Dry Shampoo, True Wax

Monday, July 4, 2011

Maria Carla Boscono The Face Of NARS Fall 2011 Make-Up Collection

Ok readers, NARS is back with their Fall 2011 collection!  NARS includes a nine piece collection for their Fall 2011 line.  This collection brings out all of the natural earthy tones its competitors are doing, but also a pop of color.  I have to say, I'm really excited about the single eyeshadow, outremer!  The collection is set to launch this month! 

Trio Eyeshadow

Duo Eyeshadow
Grand Palais

Single Eyeshadow

Pago Pago

Pure Matte Lipstick
Montego Bay

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Train Bleu


Nail Polish

HAIelite "Global Beauty Collection"

The British flag, Moroccan nights, a Turkish Palace, a Japanese scarf, enjoy how all flow thru as inspiration for the HAIelite Global Beauty Collection by Phillip Wilson and the HAIelite team. Cross-cultural influences, shifting demographics and freedom in fashion shine. Phillip and team created images in hair that reflect regal beauty and International style.

Hair- Phillip Wilson, Ruth Rivas, Nicole King, Eddie Avialos, and Latoya Saenz.
Photographer- Rudi Weislein
Make-up Artist- Betty Kennedy
Clothing Stylist- Tosh

HAI Elite Trio: Buy the Copper-T Iron and the Style DVD and receive the Tourmaline Hairdryer FREE. HAI Elite HAI Classic 1"" Copper-T Iron The Copper-T the ""truest"" tourmaline iron in the beauty industry! Voted ""Best Beauty Buy"" for two years in a row by InStyle Magazine! Features: 1"" Tourmaline and Ceramic Far-Infrared Heated Plates Preset at 170 (adjustable from 60-300 degrees) Adjustable heat setting for fine to thick, coarse and resistant hair Negative ionic technology gently closes the cuticle, sealing in moisture and natural oils HAIelite Style Gallery DVD NEW! Learn in Step-by-step fashion the most effective ways to straighten, curl and finish creative hairstyles with HAIclassic and HAIelite tools. Get insider tips on: Straightening, Feathered Braids, Creating Waves, Mixed Up Curls, Curls with a 50''s Flair, Curls that last and much more! HAI Classic Tourmaline Hairdryer Tourmaline Locks in Haircolor Leaves Hair Healthier with More Manageability and Shine.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Dania Denise - Model/Business Woman!

Vintage Aviation Shoot; Nut Tree Airport; Makeup: Sheereen Make Up; Hair: Nora Elizabeth Arechiga; Photo: Paul Ferradas; Concept: Iggy Sky.
I'm really excited that Dania Denise has agreed to be my first Featured Model!  Not only is she beautiful and mesmerizing but she's also insanely intelligent!  Dania, has been modeling for over 13 years, and has been putting out amazing pictures after pictures.  In addition to her modeling career, Dania has been acting, as well as, being a full time entrepreneur!  Once a Miss California contestant, Dania, keeps herself and her work busy and in motion.  Catch a full bio of Dania as well as her page and contact by clicking on my "Models 2 Envy" Link above!

OCC Tint: Tinted Moist

OCC Tint is a high-opacity, adjustable coverage Tinted Moisturizer that features a unique moisturizing complex made from Açaí Extract and Coconut Hydrosol and is free of oil, parabens, silicone and petroleum-derivatives - no small feat for any foundation product! In addition to being great for everyday use, OCC Tint also withstands the test of any professional medium including HD Television: OCC Tint was field-tested backstage for two seasons at both New York and Los Angeles Fashion Week where models were seen on the catwalk, photographed from the risers and simulcast live in Hi-Def, with pixel-perfect skin courtesy of OCC Tint.

  •  Available in 12 Shades
  • An opaque but adjustable coverage
  • Contains Coconut Hydrosol and Açaí Extract for a soothing, moisturizing finish
  • 100% Vegan and also free of Parabens, Silicone & Petroleum-Derivatives
  • $25.00 USD | 1 FL OZ
Top Left to Right (Red Base) R0, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5
Bottom Left to Right (Yellow Base) Y0, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5

Film Noir From the 2011 F.A.M.E Team

In collaboration with ghd and the brilliant Errol Douglas, this year’s Fellowship for British Hairdressing F.A.M.E Team for 2011 traveled back in time to an era that embraced Hollywood crime dramas and fiction; film noir. The results are stunning and big-screen worthy.

seanALIAN's Thoughts:
I am a HUGE fan of "Old Hollywood Glamour"  This collaboration between Errol Gouglas and GHD, is a work of art.  I'm really excited to see that the collection was able to fuse Old Hollywood and Modern Styling.  There's definitely a sense of smoothness and unfinished roughness through out the collection.  I love the idea of capturing the collection in black and white!

Hair: Fellowship for British Hairdressing F.A.M.E Team 2011
Makeup: Maddie Austin
Fashion: Bernard Connolly
Photography: Jack Eames
Art Directors: Errol Douglas MBE & Andrea Stavrou @ ghd