Kandee Johnson is hosting a giveaway!

February 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm (Uncategorized) ()

I love when bloggers have giveaways! It let’s everyone else try awesome products and spread the word. Kandee is giving away 50 mascaras from Eyeko. All you ha
ve to do is go to Kandee’s blog. Plus if you do extra stuff you get extra entries! Good luck everyone. This mascara looks AMAZING!
Here’s the link Kandee Johnson

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Zoya is up to something! :)

March 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm (Uncategorized)

Like Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments on FB, then go to http://www.zoya.com and up at the top above the black bar create an account! They are up to something, and have really awesome giveaways so do this now so you’re ready! Their status says get your accounts ready. DO NOT WAIT to start an account on Zoya.com. We don’t want you to miss out! We mean it! Can’t say we didn’t let ya know!!

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Zoya is having a special sale!

March 4, 2011 at 9:20 am (Uncategorized) (, )

Zoya is having a special sale!

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Sigma Make Me Crazy Brush Set Review

February 24, 2011 at 11:43 pm (Brushes, Review)

I had been looking high and low for a good quality brush set that was purple with no luck.  Imagine my pure excitement when I went on the Sigma site and saw they had four new sets of brushes and one was purple!  The brushes are part of their new collection called the “Make Me Up Collection”. Each kit comes with 12 of Sigma’s best-selling brushes as well as a holder that, when open, can be used as two brush holders. The colors available are Black – Make Me Classy, Purple – Make Me Crazy, Coral – Make Me Blush, and Aqua – Make Me Cool. Each one comes with a small angle (E65), medium angled shading (E70), large shader (E60), pencil (E30), large angled contour (F40), large powder (F30), duo fibre (F50), foundation (F60), concealer (F70), tapered blending (E40), eye shading (E55), and eyeliner (E05).

I’m new to high quality make up products and tools, so spending $100 made me a little nervous. I am so glad I did! The brushes are incredibly soft.  Each one has written on it its function. So even if you are new, you can just look at the handle and figure out what the brush should be used for. Along with the name of the brush they include a letter and number. I’m not sure what the numbers specify exactly, but the letters specify what part of the face they are used on. The E is for eyes, the F is for face. That is a big help for newer “makeupers” also. It’s almost like a cheat sheet on your brushes.

As far as the quality of the brushes, they are fantastic. Each brush is soft and sturdy. When you’re applying make up you don’t want your brushes to be harsh. I visited my friend after I received them and demonstrated on her the difference. I first let her feel the inexpensive brushes I purchased because I was just starting out. They were pretty soft. But once I let her feel these, she was amazed.  The difference was absolutely noticeable, and therefore worth every penny. You also don’t want hairs from the brushes coming out onto your face and ruining your hard work.  I haven’t experienced any of the bristles falling out, like I have with the inexpensive brushes I had been using.

The other cool thing about this product is the container it comes in. I’ve never seen anything like it. It is a hard container oval-shaped container that snaps closed on the sides. When you’re traveling, all you have to do is put your brushes in and snap it together. The case keeps all the brushes neatly stored and protected. But when you’re not traveling, the case has another function. You can put each end down and it becomes two brush holders. I use one side for the eye brushes and the other side for the face brushes. The container has plenty of room for you to add a few more items too. You can throw your favorite mascara and eyeliner in the container with plenty of room to spare. This comes in handy when you have to travel light.

If you’re serious about your make up, or if you just want to invest in a high quality and fun brush set, then make this purchase. You won’t be disappointed.  You can see all the colors here.  If you’re nervous about spending that much money, they have single brushes you can buy also. With every  purchase of $30 or more  you do get a free gift.

Sorry I don’t have any pictures of the set on here.  I’m still working on getting some items to better the blog. 🙂 But be sure to check it out on Sigma’s site!

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Sephora Haul and more reviews coming soon!

February 16, 2011 at 11:14 pm (Uncategorized)

Hi everyone!! Today is my 30th birthday… yay…(slight bit of sarcasm there). I’m sad that I’m out of my 20’s but I’m happy that most people think I’m still in my early 20’s by looking at me. I got a LOT of Sephora gift cards for my birthday. I went today for a little shopping trip with my husband. He was basically terrified being in that store!  Whenever I moved he was right on my tail telling me not to move too fast so he didn’t get “lost”. It was adorable.

With my gift cards I purchased a few things. There are so many things in there that it was hard for me to choose. I ended up getting makeup optional skin basic care for dy, sensitive skin by Philosophy, Naked Eye soft & sexy eye shadow collection by Too Faced, and Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner by Sephora. And as a free Birthday gift for being a Beauty Insider I got happy birthday, beautiful shampoo,shower gel & bubble bath combo.

I can’t wait to try out my new purchases! I’ve bought a lot of nail polish lately too. My camera isn’t the best and I’m not the best at putting on nail polish on myself. When I can somewhat get a good picture of a good nail job I will post my reviews on my polishes too.

I hope everyone is as excited as I am for what is to come.

-Originally posted 2/9/2011

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AHAVA Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream Review

February 16, 2011 at 11:10 pm (Uncategorized)

I recently made a purchase at Ulta.com. Because I spent over a certain amount of money I got a free gift. That day it happened to be the AHAVA Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream.  I like to try new products but having 2 kids keeps your budget tight. If a friend suggests something or if the reviews are really good I will save up and try it. To me, I go through so much lotion that I can’t really see spending a lot on a little bottle. My thoughts have changed with this product! I LOVE it! A little goes a long way. A pea sized amount is enough to cover my hands. The texture is thick and creamy. It isn’t greasy at all. My hands and elbows have never felt more soft and moisturized.  The scent isn’t overly strong but it is noticeable. It has a slight Aloe smell mixed with lotion “smell” and something else that I can’t  put my finger on.  I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a lotion that will make your hands soft and moisturized.

 “Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream for dry and sensitive skin, enriched with Dead Sea mineral mud and Mineral Skin Osomoter(tm)

Visibly heals and revitalizes chapped, rough and over-dry hands. Protects skin against weather extremes, nourishing even the driest hands. Contains Aloe Vera which helps soothe irritated skin. Paraben free. Approved for sensitive skin. Allergy tested. Dermatologically tested”

This product was sent as a free sample with a purchase from an online store. My review is my opinion and I have not been compensated for it.

-Originally posted 2/4/2011

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First Post!

February 16, 2011 at 11:07 pm (Uncategorized)

Welcome to my blog! I started this blog because I have recently become completely obsessed with all things makeup and beauty.  I am searching daily for new products and ideas to try.  I plan on doing reviews of the products and hopefully showing tutorials on doing makeup. I am new to the makeup world. I would, once in a while, put on some basic makeup but lately I’ve wanted to do more. I’m open for comments and suggestions.  I’m so excited to be working on this blog. I hope you enjoy!

-Originally posted 2/3/2011

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Transfering to this web address

February 16, 2011 at 11:03 pm (Uncategorized)

So I did some thinking. Most bloggers have a “cool” name. I’ve had the same name for oh, 11 years now.  When I started my blog I thought, maybe I can make a new name. But I just couldn’t think of a new one. I tried doing something that was simple, but it wasn’t fun. So here I am, back to the “old” me. I am CurlyBlueAngel. My hair is curly, I have blue eyes, and I’m an Angel (most of the time!) haha  🙂  So from now on my posts will be here. 🙂 I’m going to transfer all the posts from the other site to here so that it’s all in one place even though the dates of the actual posts will be wrong.  I’m working hard right now on all of my new reviews. I can’t wait to post them and read your comments!

❤ CurlyBlueAngel

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