Friday, September 28, 2012

Loves And Loss

Favorites? I have a few. As you can see in the picture below, I not only have a few but some of these are no longer in my possession. As noted in an earlier post, I've gone paraben free. Something I couldn't be happier about but my collection is significantly smaller now. Nevertheless, let's continue.

Beginning with DETOX Lip Therapy, there has yet to be anything that can compare. Valued at $3.75, I would definitely recommend this to anyone in need of an all natural lip smoother.For this has tamed my dry lips and given them some much needed TLC. As for how often to apply, I find this at constant grabs. Just something I dare not put down or leave the house without.

Next comes my all time favorite mascara! My holy grail! Well as far as waterproof mascaras go, runner up being the Avon Waterproof mascara. Now, I must note the two are in two completely separate classes. The Avon being light yet providing excellent hold, however Covergirl's 24Hr LashBlast maintains the much needed trifecta; Volume, Length and Separation. What more could a girl ask for?

MAC, MAC, MAC, MAC, MAC, MA MAC, EVERYBODY! As you can see I'm extremely excited. For one, this is my first MAC product, and truthfully one of the products I kept. I am unaware of the ingredients, uncertain if its paraben free but great to look at. Don't you agree? And the name simply provides a smile to my face, Sunny By Nature (insert smiley).

What comes next? Urban Decay! Their much buzzed about Naked Skin Foundation is my fourth product. Extremely lightweight, great coverage and best of all Paraben Free! Unfortunately, not my shade but that doesn't stop me from wearing it! I simply apply powder foundation on top and I'm all set.

Onto lipgloss, Senna Cosmetics Triple Pink Gloss, is more of a love hate product and rightfully so. Here's why, I expected this to be true color but on my lips it unfortunately was not. This is quite sheer with a bit of a candy smell. Oh and almost forgot, sticky! But for great for summer!

For about a week, I thought the Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes was great, I soon came down from that cloud. Its awful! All I have to say is; Clumps, flakes, and smudges! No Bueno!

Finally, we're now about to discuss my all time favorite company and blush! Everyday Minerals Rhapsody in Peach, truly was my staple for summer! I simply couldn't go a day without! This coral blush provides the sunkissed natural look we all long for. Highly recommend! :)

Hope you enjoyed my Loves and Losts, all links will be posted below. Thanks for reading! Xoxo, MAKEmeUPLamour

DETOX Lip Therapy
FREE Lip Therapy with Purchase of $10 or more! Use CODE: FREELIPWITH10 at Checkout, LAST Day to use is SUNDAY 9/30/12

Senna Triple Pink Lipgloss

Everyday Minerals Rhapsody in Peach Blush

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Love to Love you!

Dearest Followers, I cannot express how much you mean to me. The fact you read & follow this blog is why I continue to share my opinions without fear. I love reading comments, and although somedays I receive little to none, it doesn't matter! I love you! This is why I decided to host a giveaway!

However, don't get too excited. I have yet to choose a prize let alone when this giveaway will start. I'm leaving that decision up to you, simply comment below to voice your opinion.

Looking forward to reading all the comments. :)

Xoxo, MAKEmeUPLamour

Untitled Truth

Normally, I wouldn't post something like this but it must be said. On June 19th, I won a Twitter Contest in which I had to answer a question relating to a brand of products. Never expecting to win, I did. Now I followed all their instructions thinking ” Wow, can't believe I won! I wonder which set I'll get” Yes, you read correctly, I would be receiving a set. But I never received an email response, I thought nothing of it as I've dealt with a few companies who simply send your package without notice. So after awhile, I decided to contact them via twitter, never received a reply. Now, I know they were presently tweeting as I would often see their posts on my timeline. Poor customer service, I think yes!

Here's another kicker, I thought you know what I'll just email them. To my astonishment I received a response. Great, right? Wrong. The person who I was originally told to email, the only person who's email I had, informed me they no longer worked with said company. What! She was kind enough to give me an email of someone who she thought could help. Note, I sent a new email to this new person on August 14th. To this day, I have yet to receive a response. Now here's a question, What am I to do?

Final Thoughts: Since the birth of this blog, I've stuck by my beliefs-- I believe everything can be said about a company through their packing but even more through their customer service.

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Post About Nothing

As I lay here in bed, I can't believe I find myself wearing the DETOX Dead Sea Mud Mask & watching Dancing with The Stars. Please explain to me how that happened.Now, I feel the mask tightening. Can't help but envy those dancers bodies, should have stuck with gymnastics. Nevertheless, life goes on and now I hear Justin Beiber will perform. How did I end up here?

While I contemplate let me just say, this DETOX Dead Sea Mud Mask is working. Can barely move my face, let's just pray these zits go away!

DETOX Dead Sea Mud Mask

Thanks for reading this post about nothing. Comment, rate, follow.

Xoxo, MAKEmeUPLamour

Monday, September 24, 2012

Paraben Woes

Several months ago, perhaps more, I learned about parabens. To my astonishment, I couldn't believe how surrounded we are by them. Everything from toothpaste, hair care and most importantly cosmetics! But what is a Paraben?

Paraben: Any group of compounds used as preservatives in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and in the food industry.

Scary, right? That's exactly my thought but to fully understand the impact of parabens on your body visit this page cosmeticingredients/ucml28042.html

Lucky for me, and for you. Here are a few Paraben Free companies

Fevour Cosmetics

Maite Makeup Company

Red Apple Lipstick

Alison Raffaele Cosmetics

Youngblood Cosmetics

Last but not least, Furless Cosmetics

Not Interested in Cosmetics? How bout Skin care? DETOX Skin Intervention is ideal, all made with natural ingredients including dead sea salt! Be sure to visit the site, and order before products are gone! They're that good ;)

Thanks for Reading!

SPECIAL THANKS TO: JoAnn Fowler from Sappho Organics who originally brought this issue to my attention, thank you. Lots of love, MAKEmeUPLamour

Where I've been

Sorry, I've said it time and time again but this is the biggest apology I've made. I never meant to neglect this blog let alone my remaining followers. You truly mean everything, I just hope you can forgive me.

Since day one of this blog, I've made it my priority to express & share my opinions. That I will continue to do, thanks to the blogger team as all publishing errors are now fixed. Unfortunately, several drafts were erased as well as some published posts. To those who are inconvenienced by this, sincerest apologies. I know the problem this causes. And again apologize.

Thanks for reading, more posts to come :) xoxo MAKEmeUPLamour

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

NYC New York Color

If you're familiar with my blog, you'll recognized the following product. That's right I'm reviewing a familiar product once again. Any guesses? Yes? No? Well, let me tell you it's New York Color's Liquid Lip Shine in Nude York City. Cute name right? I just love it, maybe even more than the product. But that's a post for another day. :)

Onto the topic at hand, how can I express my love for the? Oh, I know. Let's admire your charm. Beginning with your glossy shine, it's unlike no other, you make my heart skip a beat. Such precise application cannot be compared. Smooth 3D effects and vitamin E. Can I ask for more? Providing such shine should be a crime, for it's moisture galore, ranging in 10 shades. Nudes, berries and fuchsias, all too perfect, available in most stores. For full list, please view below but before I forget let's talk charge. Or as most would say price, only $2.49. Hurray once more! :)

Side Note: Rhyme Fail!

Anywho here's a full list of Retailers:
·Rite Aid
·Family Dollar

Thanks reading, and please be sure to check out this shade (Nude York City) as it's a great Nude. Pair it with your nude lipstick or simply wear alone. I love it simple, or alone.For more info on New York Color products visit,

Disclaimer: Although I received this product for free from for reviewing purposes, I remain 100% honest. My opinions are in no way affected.

Always Radiant Infinity

During my ten plus years of menstruation, I've tried several,no numerous. Pad Brands. Yet no matter how many I try, I always find myself returning to one. Always. No, really. Always Pads have worked well for me. And I'm not just saying that, I truly mean it. Their trustworthy and always reliable products as well as price keep me one loyal, and leak free customer! :) So when Influenster included the Always Radiant Infinity pads in their latina voxbox, I simply jumped for joy. For you see the New Always Radiant Infinity pads include a unique technology that provides comfort to each individual shape as well as premium protection. And I love it! They've made me the happiest girl in the world. Here's why.

·Cute packaging
·Excellently priced
·Easy Disposal
·Great Length
·Scented ( a bit strong but not overbearing)
·Definitely doesn't feel like a diaper

And last but not least, excellent absorbency! Simply perfection,
As for the other Always products, which include tampons, liners and wipes. Well, they not only meet our girly standards with cute packaging but range in quality pricing. Have any doubts? Simply stop by your local store and see for yourself. Prices may vary, please view below. Finally, I highly recommend this product and encourage you to check it out.

Always Radiant infinity (16 pack) $3.99-$5.49

Always Radiant Infinity (32 pack) $7.49-$9.49

Thanks for reading!

Disclaimer: Although I received this product for free from my opinions are in no way affected. I remain true to myself and share my very own opinion.