April 29, 2011


For Sephora's V.I.B."Chic Week" Event I purchased several products so I wanted to share my beauty and skincare haul with my "Karen's World of Beauty" Readers. Check out the details in the video below:

Korres - Quercetin and Oak Age-reversing Primer  $33
A powerful treatment and skin-perfecting facial primer clinically proven to improve skin texture by 97%.

Dr. Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel With 3 Extra Strength Peels ($91 Value)  $80 
A daily antiaging face peel in travel-friendly packettes with three additional extra strength peels.

Caudalie - Grape Water  $18
A 100 percent grape water toner enriched with moisturizing polysaccharides and mineral salts.

Clinique - High Lengths Mascara in "Black"   $14.50
A mascara that takes lashes to new lengths for a bigger, bolder look.

SEPHORA COLLECTION - Baked Moonshadow Trio in "Dusk Till Dawn/ 04"  (rich plum shimmer/ light thistle shimmer/ lilac shimmer)  $17
A collection of baked eye shadows in three harmonized shades that blend easily to create a perfect smoky eye with a super sparkly finish.

SEPHORA COLLECTION - Long Lasting Metallic Eyeliner in "Aubergine"and "Blue"  $5
Rich with metal-laden pigment, these stay-put liquid liners glide on effortlessly, thanks to the innovative felt-tipped applicator. 

SEPHORA COLLECTION - Atomic Volume Mascara + Nano Eye Pencil (Midnight Black)  $10
A duo that includes a volumizing mascara and a highly pigmented eye pencil.

Smiths's - Rosebud Salve in a tube
A cult-favorite, multitasking miracle balm in a convenient tube format. ($6)

Illamasqua - Nail Varnish in "Collide" (bright neon pink/ satin finish) and "Jo'mina" (electric lilac/ glossy finish)  $14  
Leave your mark with bold, rich, vibrant nail colors that stand out.

SEPHORA COLLECTION - Vanilla Cupcake Bath Collection: Bubble Bath ($8) and Dry Oil Spray ($4)
A collection of moisture-rich bath and body products fragranced with sweetly decadent accords of French vanilla and almond, a delicious mix that joins subtle notes of honey and buttermilk.

LAVANILA - The Healthy Body Butter- in "Vanilla Coconut"
The 100% pure Shea and cocoa body butters are infused with super anti-oxidants Goji Berry and Kakadu Plum, for a healthy dose of 30 essential vitamins and minerals to nourish and hydrate skin.

So did you purchase any goodies during Sephora's "Chic Week"? Please feel free to share your cosmetic or skincare product you're loving from Sephora by leaving a comment.   Thanks my lovely Readers!

April 22, 2011

REVIEW & DEMO: BEAUTY FOR REAL_Illuminating Lip Gloss

Beauty For Real (BFR) created by Leslie Munsell, a more than 20 year veteran in the makeup industry, is a modern new make up company. They offer straightforward products  in wearable colors combined with innovative packaging that's both fun and practical. BFR believes all women are beautiful so they use "real women" not celebrities or models to represent their concept that beauty is attainable to all women, not just a lucky few.

Please click the video enclosed below to see my review and makeup demo using Beauty For Real's "See The Light! Illuminating Lip Gloss":


"See The Light! Illuminating Lip Gloss" Spring Colors ($22) available in:

"All Fired Up" - sheer, rich coral with light shimmer.

"Kiss Me" - honeysuckle, blushing pink with just a hint of shimmer.

As I mentioned in the video, I first saw Beauty For Real at The Makeup Show last year and was intrigued. I'm so glad that I got a chance to sample products from this line!  BFR's "See The Light! Illuminating Lip Glosses" are not only ingenius but also beautiful. Every woman that wants luscious looking lips without pain or a high price tag needs to head over to their website ASAP! I know I plan on purchasing several more colors myself. I absolutely LOVE them!

* Product sample(s) were provided for review but I am not affiliated with the company, nor was I paid to review any of the products mentioned in this blog post.  See my  "Disclosure Policy" for further details.