Tuesday, August 27, 2013

NEW Product Launch: Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipsticks

Rouge Ecstasy
Image Courtesy of:  http://www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com/

For Fall 2013, Giorgio Armani is officially launching Rouge Ecstasy Lipsticks.  An innovative lipstick that is the first "CC" lipstick of it's kind.

Colour PLUS Care, offering comfort of a lip balm with amazing hydration while saturating lips with a velvety feel and ultra saturated colour leaving lips with an iconic luminous finish. Available to purchase for $38 CDN and in over 30 Gorgeous shades.

Check out the film link below showcasing this gorgeous lipstick:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui-ulCWmpOU

rouge ecstasy
Currently available online, but will be available to purchase at retailers in September 2013. Swatches coming soon :)

Always Smile :)  - Sand

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fun, Quirky & Time-Saving DIY Tips :)

I love that I have been able to turn to the Internet, specifically YouTube, many times when I have been stuck with something I can't fix or wanted to learn how to do myself.  The Internet is a great resource for such topics, but it can also be a challenge to find the answer if you don't even know what you are looking for.

I surf the Internet pretty much daily, mostly about makeup, beauty or fashion, but I also use it to learn and find some useful information.

Listed below are a few tips and things I have found that I wanted to share that have saved me time and have also saved me from NOT wasting additional energy, rage, anger and most of all my sanity! ;)

1. Ipod has frozen while charging

This has happened to me more often than I care to admit. Each time this has happened I will panic, get stressed out and then remember, "Oh yeah, I fixed this with that YouTube clip". So here is the clip that I found that has helped me with my Ipod Nano: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JEgr1Xfj4s

2. How to create an instant snack bowl

Sometimes when you have people over, and it is a more casual setting, or even if you are alone this neat folding technique is awesome!  This makes any snack bag into a bowl for you, in less than a minute, check it out: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/04/create-an-instant-snack-bowl-from-any-snack-bag/

3. Protect your shoes when travelling

This one might sound odd, but it is a great tip to protect your shoes and your clothes when travelling. I came across this tip here: http://www.realsimple.com/new-uses-for-old-things/new-uses-travel/shower-cap-00000000014397/index.html

4. Easy way to clean your closet
Turn your closet hangers the opposite direction.  As you wear each item, turn the hanger the correct side.  By the end of the week, you will notice which items you are wearing and which items are just staying untouched.  By the end of a few weeks, you will know exactly what to purge from your closet to help keep it clear and organized. Whatever is not being worn, you can donate :)

5. Cork Board Jewellery Organizer
My challenge has always been on how to keep all my necklaces from tangling into one another. Keeping them in a drawer or a jewellery box does not work! Also, I want to be able to find the item quickly.  The cork board has definitely helped me out and makes it much more fun to get ready in the morning.  I can't recall where I originally saw the inspiration for this, but I did my own post version: http://www.makeupbysand.blogspot.ca/2011/12/mini-haul-of-week-diy-jewellery.html 

Hope these tips and tricks work for you! I will be doing this post again covering time saving tips for attending a party and amazing beauty tips and tricks, all that help save time and money, stay tuned!

Always Smile :)  - Sand

Thursday, August 8, 2013

My childhood dream realized - Coach Barbie!!!

For those who know me, the ones who know me really well, know that I love Barbie. I had only one and I enjoyed her sense of fashion, her makeup look and of course her accessories!

It was extremely exciting to hear that my beloved Barbie was getting her own Coach bag! The COACH  brand gave BARBIE a high-fashion makeover, and indeed they did!

COACH teamed up with Mattel to launch this collector's edition version of the famous doll. This Barbie sports the following miniature accessories that any Coach loving fan would want to covet: 

Photo courtesy:  http://www.vogue.co.uk/
  • a miniature classic checked Tattersall trench coat
  • Sandals, Sunglasses, Striped top with a Suede skirt - these were all featured on the brand's actual Spring/Summer 2013 collection
  • The Coach Duffle bag - made with genuine leather has been created in the same factories and with the same materials as Coach's life-sized consumer handbags. 
Only a limited number of this doll were made, and it has already sold out, but for those who are not able to get this doll, enjoy these amazing pictures of the Coach Barbie (courtesy of Vogue UK/Coach):

Photos courtesy: http://www.vogue.co.uk

Photo courtesy:  http://www.vogue.co.uk
This news and these images definitely put a smile on my face!

Always Smile :)  - Sand