Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Blog Hop Giveaway! Sephora Favorites Summer Crush + $300

Hey beauty babes and welcome!! I am so excited today because I've joined up with 16 other fabulous beauty bloggers to do a fun blog hop GIVEAWAY! If you are unfamiliar what a blog hop is, it's pretty simple. Each lady in the hop is giving away something (beauty-related) on their own blog and you can click through from one blog to another, entering the giveaways as you go, until you end up back where you started -- right here at my blog!! Once you do that, you've completed the loop!

The best part is -- besides having a chance to win 17 different beauty products -- after the giveaway has ended and we've all selected winners....ONE very lucky person among the winners will get the GRAND PRIZE of a $300 gift card to either Sephora or Ulta (winner's choice!).

Just in time for limited edition holiday releases! *wink wink*

So if you want to up your chance of winning that sweet shopping spree, be sure to jump to each blog in the loop and enter ALL of the giveaways. Make sure you follow ALL the rules of each giveaway so you won't be disqualified!

This giveaway loop will run for 2 weeks, ending on September 14th at 11:59pm EST and is only open to those within the USA and Canada. We do apologize to all whom this excludes!

Ready to start hopping? Well, first things first -- you've gotta enter my giveaway! DETAILS & Rafflecopter widget below!!

Once you complete my giveaway, the next blog to hop to is...

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PRIZE: Sephora Favorites "Summer Crush" Set!


-Beautyblender® blotterazzi (1 sponge)
-0.07 oz Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment 
-0.04 oz Kat Von D Studded Kiss in Sexer 
-0.35 oz Lancome Grandiose Mascara (full size) 
-0.14 oz Smashbox Cosmetics 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer 
-0.016 oz Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (full size) 
-0.23 oz Tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 
-0.5 oz Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

To enter for your chance to win this set,
simply use the rafflecopter widget below!
Do any ONE or ALL of the entries.
The more entries you do, the higher your chances are to win!
But you must do at least one of them to be entered.
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Now dont forget to continue on with  the loop for your chance to win $300!!
Next Giveaway is over at:
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Much Love & Hugs,
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Moonstone Magic Lip Art

Hey beauty babes, today I have some lip art to share with you today! This lip was inspired by a new little pretty I received c/o Moonstone Magic! Moonstone Magic is a bohemian style brand that sells exquisite Moonstone jewelry! They have Rings, Earrings, Pendants and Bracelets. This particular ring is their Petite Chic Ring - isn't it so lovely!?
So, as I mentioned I was inspired by my beautiful new ring to create this lip art. I really wanted to recreate that lovely blue and purple-ish iridescent effect on my lips. And while I like how it turned out, I feel it doesnt translate as well in these photos. *sigh* It was so hard to photograph! Oh Well...

Products used:
♥ Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eyeliner in the shade M-16
♥ Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord
♥ MBA Cosmetics Eclipse Highlights in Aurora & Celestial 
♥ MBA Cosmetics Twinkle Dust in Aqua

Use code AGAPELOVE15 for 15% off MBA Cosmetics 
If you like Moostone Jewelry - definitely check out Moonstone Magic!! Find them also on Facebook & Instagram!

Much Love & Hugs,
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Get The Look | Peacock Glitter Eyes

Hey beauties!! Hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday! Well I am back again with a new "Get the Look" video tutorial to share with you. The main feature of this look is that amazing glitter "peacock" from MBA Cosmetics!! Peacock is a very unique color shifting glitter. It looks blue to green, to teal if different light. And if you catch just the right light it may even have a purple-ish haze!! I am using the Pressed form of this glitter, but its also available in loose form if you prefer!! And of course my discount code AGAPELOVE15 can be used to purchase this glitter (and anything from MBA Cosmetics) for 15% off!!

Another bold feature about this look is the lip! Yes I went BOLD, I can hardly believe myself!! With a dramatic eye, I tend to also go for a nude lippie. But not this time. I decided to go for it with this AMAZING lip combo from Urban Decay! Their new Vice Lipsticks are unreal - so pigmented, so comfortable AND long lasting. Don't my lips look so juicy!? 
♥Use code AGAPELOVE15 for 15% off MBA Cosmetics


It Cosmetics Build-a-Brow Gel in Dark Brown
MBA Cosmetic Shadows: Georgia Clay, Berrywood, Coffee, In The Nude and Halo.
MBA Cosmetics Pressed Glitter in Peacock
MBA Cosmetics Glitter, Foil & Line FX Serum
MUFE Aqua XL Eye Pencil in D-12
MBA Cosmetics Whimsey Lashes

Urban Decay Lip Pencil in Hex
Urban Decay Cream Lipstick in Rock Steady

MBA Cosmetics Eclipse Highlight in Saturn

Earrings: Litvas Jewelry
Ring - Handmade by me!

Brushes: Bella & Bear

Now that you have all the details, watch the quick video to see how you can recreate this look!

Much Love & Hugs,
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Canadian Brand Bellini Beauty | Lipstick Swatches

Hey beauties, today I have some lip swatches (photos & video) to share with you today. I received 10 Lipsticks from a wonderful Canadian Beauty Brand called Bellini Beauty!! Now some of you may remember that quite a while back I won a giveaway from this brand and fell in LOVE with their products. I have used their contour palette, lipsticks and lashes a few times in different looks here on the blog. Well, the owner loved some of my looks and lip swatches, that she reached out to me about hiring me to do lip swatches for her website. ♥ What an honor! Of course I said yes, and also decided I would share the swatches here PLUS do a swatch video since that is always helpful as well.

I am LOVING all of these lippies... SO many gorgeous shades. They are each very creamy and pigmented. Even the matte shades are wonderful and dont feel too dry. The ONLY exception for me would be the shade Pink Soda, which looked a little chalky on my lips. But if you love the shade, adding a touch of lip balm will help. ♥ Below all the photos is a little color description of each shade. Let me know which one is your favorite!?

. Paraben and fragrance free
. Hypoallergenic
. Non-comedogenic
. Allergy tested
. Vitamin E: natural lip moisturizer and antioxidant
. Vanillin: a natural vanilla extract
 "Carrie" Hi-Gloss Lipstick ♥ SHADE : Nude

  "Bedtime" Lipstick ♥ SHADE : Pinky Nude

  "Whirly Girl" Matte Lipstick ♥ SHADE : "Your Lips But Better"

"Revenge" Matte Lipstick ♥ SHADE : Mid Tone Mauve- Plum

 "Smootch" hi-Gloss Lipstick ♥ SHADE : Muted Brown Berry Plum

 "Pink Soda" Matte Lipstick ♥ SHADE : Light Pink 

 "Rapunzel" Matte Lipstick ♥ SHADE : Deep Rose Petal Pink

 "Intoxicate" Matte Lipstick ♥ SHADE : Hot Vivid Pink

"Iconic" Matte Lipstick SHADE : Bold Cranberry Red

"Ruby Ruby" Matte Lipstick ♥ SHADE : The Perfect Intense Ruby Red!

Arent these shades gorgeous!! SO hard to pick a favorite, but I LOVE the shades Iconic, Intoxicate, Whirly Girl and Revenge. ♥ Which shades do you like best?

Also, while this is a Canadian Brand they do ship to the USA (I've ordered additional products too). SO if you are loving any of these lippies - you can still get your hands on them! I definitely recommend checking out their shop and other products. I am a big fan of their contour kit and Mink Lashes in the style "CoCo"!!

Shop here ♥ Follow on Instagram

If you'd like to see "live" swatches of these lippies, be sure to watch the video!

Much Love & Hugs,
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Birthday Makeup | Geometric Cut Crease

Hey beauty babes, thanks so much for visiting me today - Its my Birthday!! I am 32 (omg) and I can hardly believe it. Actually, I can hardly REMEMBER it to be honest. All this year I kept thinking I was 30 OR just couldn't remember my age at all... I don't know if I am literally just losing my memory or just in denial. HA! Either way, its all good, as they say - "You're only as young as you feel" -  right!? When I was younger, I remember thinking 30 was "so ollllld" haha but I truly don't feel super old. Plus, I am constantly being complimented on how young I look. So I'll gladly accept 32. ♥


Today I am sharing my birthday makeup with you! Well, I didn't wear this look today, I wore it yesterday, actually. Because yesterday is when I went out to celebrate. Not that, that matters... I am just saying. Wow, today I am being awfully chatty aren't it? haha Lets move along shall we... SO this look is something different, because I decided to do some experimenting yesterday. I feel like I've been in a creative rut with my looks lately. I've only been doing the same look or same colors over and over. So I was determined to do something different!
While this look was experimental and I had a few "trial & errors" to correct as I was creating this, I LOVE how it turned out! I hope you all do too. Its kind of a cut crease, cat eye, neutral glam, slightly geometric look. haha Its a mix of a lot of things... But, Its the perfect "celebration" or "night out" kind of look. And I felt super fierce and ready to slay the evening for my birthday!! ♥

If anyone is interested, let me know if you would like to see a video tutorial on this kind of look. :) I didnt film one for this, because as I said - it was a bit of trial and error. But I know I could easily re-create it for a tutorial now. ♥
*remember to use code AGAPELOVE15 for 15% off MBA Cosmetics*

MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Foundation Y315
MBA Cosmetics Pressed Blush in Peach Nectar
MBA Eclipse Highlight in Orion

It Cosmetics Build A Brow in Dark Brown
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MBA Cosmetics Pressed Matte Shadows: In the Nude, Georgia Clay and Coffee
MBA Cosmetics Pressed Silk FX Shadow: Apricot
MBA Cosmetics Pressed Glitter in Bittersweet
MBA Cosmetics Whimsey Lashes
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Eyeliner in M-60

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks in C105 & C211

Earrings: Premier Designs
Bracelet: Litvas Jewelry
BTW - isnt this glitter SO gorgeous!? Its this burnt orange color with holographic sparkle!! SO in love! ♥

Alright beauties, I am off! Going to relax and enjoy my bday!! Hope you liked this look - if you did - leave a comment and let me know! Also, dont forget to tell me if you are interested in a video tutorial. ;)

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Quick & Easy Pop Of Sparkle Makeup Tutorial | ABH Modern Renaissance

Hey beauty babes and welcome! Today I am back with just a super QUICK tutorial of a simple yet fun and flirty look to share with you featuring the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette! This look is SUPER easy to do and wearable for anyone. What I love about looks like this, is that it allows you to look a little glam without going "over the top". The majority of the look is pretty basic and neutral and the small pop of color and sparkle gives the added "umph" for you to feel flirty and fun!

This look is also very versatile too... You can wear always switch out the color used on the lower lash line, for one that best compliments your own eye color. And the glitter can also be changed up or left out completely. Its really up to you on how you want this to look. Either way, you will look gorgeous in mere minutes!!
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye pencil in M-30
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette shadows: Tempera, Raw Sienna & Red Ochre!
MBA Cosmetics Lashes in the style Lolita (use code AGAPELOVE15 for $$ off)

On my lips is ABH Lip gloss in the shade Vintage!

The tutorial is under 3 minutes (probably a record for me HA!). 
So push play to see how you too can achieve this look!

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