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Thursday, November 10, 2011


I'm sure by now you have heard about the Revlon color burst lip butters.  They come in several different shades in all the usual suspects.  Pinks, deep reds, browns and lilac.  I have 2 shades, lollipop (bright fuchsia) and strawberry shortcake (a mid toned pink)  Not only are the shades flattering and the color payoff amazing, the moisturizing factor is fabulous now that we are getting into the colder months.  

Imagine a lipstick and a chap stick mixed together, that is exactly how I would describe this product.  Happy shopping, hope you try them out!  


Friday, July 29, 2011

day of birth.

On this very day 26 years ago yours truly was born into this world!  Thought I'd get on here and ramble a bit.  Not to be a drag, I'm glad to have celebrated another birthday but its not all cake, candles and presents anymore.  Remember the days as a child you'd wake up first thing and be super excited its your birthday!? This morning I woke up to Facebook messages wishing me a happy birthday, even my grandparents opted for the FB message instead of calling me! Nice.

In fact I did not receive one actually phone call, even from the women who gave birth to me! haha how tinges change as the years go one, hahaha.  So tonight in true small town fashion I am going to a local hole in the wall bar, meeting up with great friends, eating some good bar food and drinking the night away!

That's my two cents on my 26th

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


At the bottom is my link to LUUUX hopefully it works!  Its a great community online where you can talk/read about everything from beauty, heath and fashion to design and fitness! You can also earn points for fab items you can buy in the luuux shop.  Its a great place, I heard about last year but had forgotten all about until a few days ago when I saw some ones link and decided to give it a whirl!  If you check it out please add me as a friend or let me know your experience!  


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer baby.

   I am watch you would call a sun baby, having been born at the end on July and all.  I have always loved the flowing drapey grecian dresses.  This post is inspired by the top I wore on a date tonight....a simple white sleeveless draped top from express.  So go out and worship the sun, with SPF of course!  You don't want to turn into a leather bag ladies and gents!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

buy this lush product, it's for a great cause!

This is the disciption of the freesom product from LUSH,

Here at LUSH we believe that all of our employees, customers and communities are valued and should be protected equally. Because of this, we want to end the ongoing discrimination against tens of thousands of same-sex couples and their families across America. This means everyone – gay and non-gay – having the freedom to marry, with the same responsibilities, dignity, security and expression of love and equality. For two weeks starting on June 13th, LUSH is turning its shops across North America into ‘freedom to marry campaign centers’ where customers can learn about the 1,138 rights denied to same-sex couples and sign a postcard petition urging the federal government to take action and overturn the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
We are also asking customers to take a bath and help dissolve DOMA by purchasing our new limited edition FREEDOM FOAMER BUBBLE BAR ($5.95). 100% of the proceeds of this emerald green bubble bar will go to Freedom to Marry to support their “Why Marriage Matters” campaign. Scented with the uplifting and refreshing scents of lemon, lime and grapefruit oils, the Freedom Foamer will be available exclusively online and at LUSH stores across North America for the duration of the campaign. It’s the perfect antidote to weary soles and a respite for freedom fighters
Freedom Foamer is launching the week of June 13th and will be available online and at LUSH stores nationwide for the duration of the campaign. For more information on LUSH’s Freedom to Marry Campaign:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Earn your ink.

For those of you that watch NY INK on tlc thursday nights at 10 my long time friend whom I've known since middle school is tattooing on the show.  Her name is Megan (goes by megan massacre) she has always been an amazing artist and when she puts her tattoo gun to skin she makes amazing life long art work.  I have a few tattoos by her done about 7 years ago when she was just starting out.  So for my 12th tattoo I plan to go visit her at the wooster street social club in Soho (where she is working and the show was filmed) and get a tattoo of a great icon tattooed on my right thigh.  Bettie Paige is who I'm talking about.

I hope to go visit in a few weeks.  Please watch the show and show your support!!! When I get the tattoo I'll be sure to post a photo on the blog.  Until then here and two of the images that I am contemplating between...


Sunday, May 22, 2011

What Im loving.

You see is all over the magazines and on the web.  Bright lips with a retro cat eye.  I am adoring this. Its simple yet daring. Great for summer. Would look great paired with jeans, v-neck tshirt and a fedora hat. 


Friday, May 13, 2011

Photo shoot spring 2011

Check out my latest photo shoot, I dabbled in modeling for about a year awhile back.  I had a blast! All of the photos are raw and unedited FYI. I'd love for you to check out the video/slideshow I made with some of the photos.  The dress I am waring is from target, in the missoni line. Hair and makeup done by me! Please feel free to comment. Thanks to all who check it out :) 


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jewlery Trends Spring 2011

Forever 21 is a great place to find on trend jewlery at a great price. That way you can keep up with the ever changing trends and not put a dent in your wallet! Here are a few peices I am loving right now...
natural stone and gems are a great way to add a statment to any boho look!

vintage anything is always in style, this key necklace is one of my favorites.

a pop of color and texture is always a great addition to a subtle outfit

looking for something unique? 2 finger rings are a great place to start!

feather are so trendy right now, either in your hair or on your ears.

The nautical trend is still red hot this spring and summer!

Hope this helps, stay trendy this summer! All of the jewlery mentioned here was found at and all under $10 amazing!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


MAC Fashion Flower Collection

U.S. Launch Date: April 28th, 2011
International Launch Date: July 2011
Bloom brightly with a stylish fusion of the floral and the fashionable in the summer color collection that evoke the cool side of the hottest season. Fashion Flower girls are free to be, each one with cultivated connection to the green house and the fashion house. Unfolding and flourishing these perennial prima donna embrace the growing tend of cheeks and eyes lightly dusted with daisy debossed beauty powder and shadows.
Their confidence steams from petal-light lashes that sprout dramatically with studio fix bold-black lashes dew lips that sparkle sweetly in Budding Beauty Lipgelee and Summer Shower, a softly sheer aqua blue lipstick. Ever him join these rare blossoms and succumb horticulturally to bouquet that’s equal parts of fleur and couture.

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Summer Shower Light aqua (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
  • Mlle Light white pink (Glaze) )(Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Ever Hip Bright creamy coral (Cremesheen) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Growing Trend Mid-tone taupe nude (Amplified Creme) (Limited Edition)

Lipgelee ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Now in Season Pale yellow with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)
  • Fashion Flower Pale pink with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)
  • Budding Beauty Pale coral with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Lucky Green Frosted mid-tone lime (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Fresh Daisy Frosted mid-tone yellow white (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Bows & Curtseys Metallic hunter green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Aqua Aqua blue (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Free to Be Bright true coral (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Groundcover Mid-tone warm grey (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Beauty Powder ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • Alpha Girl Soft peach pink with gold nuances (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Light Sunshine Pastel neutral pink with soft gold and pink sparkle (Limited Edition)

Studio Fix Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Bold Black Deep intense black (Permanent)

Penultimate Eyeliner ($17.50 U.S. $21.00 CDN)

  • Black Pure black (Permanent)


I ordered the mile lipstick and the buddy beauty lip gelee I cant wait to let you guys know what I think! Check back in a few days for my review.


Sorry I have been hiding away from my blog lately but as usual I'm having internet connection problems! Spring has finally sprung and I couldn't be more excited to see all the colors come back to life outside. Is it warming up where you live? This is going to be short and to the point but I just wanted to pop on here and let you know that hopefully i will be back in action blogging about fashion/beauty and my daily life!

Be Well!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Florals for spring!

As a massage therapist my hair has to be kept back all day and that can get pretty boring! If your in the same boat as me finding subtle hair accessories like the adorable on trend floral head band from forever 21 will do the trick. You can also try putting a small braid on one side and pull you hair in a low pony and its a good thing low messy buns are in I rock that too! I'm a fashionista at heart who 5 days a week has to wear her hair back and wear scrubs but I love my career and its worth it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

olay professional cleansing system

Want a clarasonic but dont have $200 to spend on one? I have discovered the Olay ProX version of a clarasonic and I got mine for $25 it works just as well, they even look almost identical.  I am very pleased with the deep clean it gives my face. Here is a link with a video and information about this product I purchced mine at Ulta. If you have tried this please let me know your thoughts!
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Have a passion for music?

If you are a music lover of the rock/screamo/alternative/ska genres then here's a tip to keep updated on the newest bands ranging from indie labels to big named bands.  I promise you will discover so much great music and stay well informed on the music scene. What I am talking about is AP magazine...they've been around for awhile and they rock!!! Here the link where you can check it out for your self and see what you think  Already subscribed to the mag? Tell me why you love it. Thank goodness for bands that take pride in writing their own music.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Kat Von D true romance palette in TRUTH

HANDS DOWN I THINK THIS IS THE BEST PALETTE FOR SPRING! THIS WILL DEFINITLY GET YOU OUT OF THE WINTER FUNK. I have been useing this palette for a few days and I am in love, absolute springtime love!  This is totally worth the money and is the most wearable of all the true romance palettes in my opinon. If you own this palette please comment below and let me know what you think!
*all info from sephora website*

True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Truth

True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Truth

What it is:

A palette of richly pigmented eyeshadows, for extended wear.

What it does:

A smoky eye adds an instant air of mystery. Create your own or try a rocker chick look with this True Romance Eyeshadow Palette. Designed especially for Sephora by tattoo artist and reality television star Kat Von D, this artistic spectrum of shades brings a sense of edgy-glam to your look.

This True Romance palette includes eight shades:

- Sugar Skull (vanilla)

- Long Distance (citron)

- Snake Eyes (lime)

- Finland (aqua, cream formula)

- Prague (plum)

- Galeano (pale lilac)

- Rehab (golden tan)

- Sister (peach)

What else you need to know:

The illustration on the cover of this palette features a stylized pattern made up of vintage keys. "The keys are displayed above my desk. I collect them because I love what they signify: romantic, classic, Victorian, antique, access to an old castle, fairy tales, or a secret compartment. Locks and keys fit together and symbolize love. A key feels like a special way to unlock what's otherwise forbidden….in the case of my palette it's about unlocking the soul and redefining beauty." —Kat Von D, tattoo artist
True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Truth

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mac Quite Cute Spring 2011 Collection

“CUTE!” The most fanciful, fun and flattering compliment and young, modern trendsetter could ever want! Our version is the girliest kind of international glam possible, a style ride that combines postage-stamp-sized puppies with pixie swizzle-stick fashion and buttergly kisses for cute boys and even cuter shoes! Cupcake icing colors, vintage romance, an ATM card with Hello Kitty on it – and a way of life that says “yes!” to everything adorable!
Come on, get happy, with the multi-culti cutie, from
Tokyo to Toronto to Paris with love! Pastel shades for
Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, and Nail Lacquer…And
due to popular demand, we’re completely cute-
three favourite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join the fun and frolic. Flash! You’ll ♥ the Mineralize Blush with the sweet heart baked right into it. If it shines, shimmers and pops it’s completely, contagiously, cute!

To see awesome photos o this upcoming collection to be released April 7th in the states and Canada go to

Friday, March 4, 2011

SugarPill Cosmetics

I adore this cosmetic brand not only is the color payoff amazing but the quality is good down to the last little detail. The owner Amy even signed my invoice which I thought was a great personal touch. I have photos posted below but they don't really do the vibrant color justice. Support small business and check out I promise you will not be disappointed. She also has amazing loose shadows, the quad that I purchased was the burning heart. ----------------->

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I recently came upon a hip site that sells fun whimsical t-shirts that are made from 100% cotton. They are based out of Ireland but they ship world wide. this is the link to get the there shop. You guessed it every t-shirt has ladyumbrella featured on every shirt, I love the fact that this company truly seems to love art and have fun at the same time.  Case in point here are a few names of there shirts...ladyumberlla is away with the birds, ladyumbrella likes to strut just to name a few. I urge you to go and check out this fantastic company that was started in 2008. Support small businesses!!! Check out there blog.
LadyUmbrella is Away with the Birds ladies fashion tee

Hipstamatic. Photos.

Check out these sweet photos, its a live feed from a fashion contest they are having. I love hipstamatic for iPhone, can make any one a lazy day photographer. Go to the app store and type in hipsamatic, you wont regret it!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tweet Tweet

Follow me on twitter, not only will you get fashion/beauty updates but daily blurbs and pictures about my life.  Also check out the people I follow most are in the fashion, beauty and or blog industry and have great insider tips! Here is the link to my profile, enjoy! See you on twitter!!/amandaemily1

Friday, February 18, 2011

NYX mascara's

I recently purchased two mascaras from the nyx cosmetics sale on are my thoughts.  The doll eye mascara claims to be a lengthening mascara but after 3 coats the mascara barley builds up and the wand is rough on the lash line it also clumped my lashes like crazy, I'm not a fan.  However I loved the propel my eyes mascara it claims to "propel" your eyelashes in 4 ways with the wand and it seems to do that, made my lashes volumized and lengthened with 2 coats.  No clumping and has a wet consistency. Here are photos of both mascaras packaging. Hope you found this helpful!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Affordable trendy shopping

this is one of my favorite super AFFORDABLE places to shop. Not only are the clothes on trend but there accessories are as well! I got a black lace fedora hat for $4.50 and that's regular price. Go indulge in some of the best online shopping. If you get anything leave me a comment below or if you've shopped there before let me know what you think of forever21

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NYX haul from

If you haven't taken a look at what are you waiting for!? If you love high end steeply discounted products ranging from beauty products, clothing, jewelry , watches etc. this is for you!  Its very easy to sign up and doesn't cost you a thing. I have been shopping with them for over a year and I always love glancing at there deals every day, its my guilty pleasure. Here's my most recent order of beauty products!

Monday, February 14, 2011

A hallmark holiday.

In light of this valentines day I thought I would paint my nail with OPI teenage dream.  Thus I am starting a nail polish of the week post. Enjoy and let me know what you think of my color choices. Sorry the quality of my photos is not the best but I have to use my iPhone to take photos...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sigma Brushes

Looking for good quality brushes compatible to MAC for a much more affordable price? Try Sigma brushes! I have the E40 Tapered blending brush which blends like a dream and doesn't shed brush hairs and the F15 duo fiber powder/blush brush. I use it for blush and it allows me to use my more vibrant colors, it makes them much more wearable. The packaging was cute, the brushes came in a nice pink bag, I love little touches like that. If you've tried Sigma brushes let me know which ones and what you think of them. I give them a 9.5 out of 10  Check them out at

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Collective Haul & Review (drugstore products)

Collective meaning I have bought these products over the past 2 weeks.  Lets start with the drugstore item, most I bought at Ulta. The new Rimmel moisture renew lip gloss in Pink Benefit-Right away you can tell it is very moisturising! The color is not opaque but it was a good overall color payoff. It has SPF 15 as well as vitamins A, C and E.  Definitly go and check this out! NYX winter in moscow pallette-comes with 2 blushs (1 matte and 1 shimmer in pink tones), 5 lipglosses (dark mauve to medium pink range), 14 eye shadows (black, greys, silver tones, broze , dark green and a matte white high light) and also has a good size mirror.  Would be great for travel! Check it out at  I also picked up the john freida frizz ease creame serum overnight repair formula-to be used at night before bed.  Its a light weight serum you work into hair then wash out in the morning. They recommend you use it 2-3 ties a week.  I tried this last night and it made my hair feel amaing this morning!  I have thick wavy hair that get's frizzy and you couldnt even tell if you felt my hair today.  This product is a must!

I have a haul/review part two coming soon of products I purchased at 2 differnt CCO's in my area.  Will post on friday! Dip your feet in and stay awhile, this blogs just getting started!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Clinique skincare and CCO's

I have extremely oily skin and even in my mid twenties still have some acne.  Yesterday I bought a sample set of clinique to see if the product work for my skin and do the things it claims it will.  The kit came with a liquid face soap, an under eye cream, spf 25 city block facial lotion, mascara, makeup remover and the toner all made for oily skin.  I used the face wash this morning so here starts the journey to see how it work for me! I will say I am impressed with the under eye cream so far it had made the skin very soft. Over time it claims to help dark circles and fine lines, I'll have to get back to you on how it all works.

Also I wanted to talk about CCO's or cosmetic company outlets, they are a great place to find high end skin care, perfume and makeup at a discounted price. Most times you will find mac. bobby brown, clinique, etc. If you look on a search engine for locations that will probably be the best way to find on near you.  If you are in the south east Pennsylvania area try the CCO at the Philadelphia premium outlets located in Limerick or try the one located at the VF outlets in Reading.  Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts are!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Current fixiation...

So my love affair with nail polish is back.  It was on hiatus for awhile but its back with a vengeance!  I can remember when I was a child watching my mom always pull out the OPI bottles of nail polish and paint beautiful colors on her nail wishing I could some day own that many nail polishes, haha.  Enter the present and boy do I have a collection.  I jumped on the new OPI Katty Perry collection, the black shatter polish is awesome!  I also got the teenage dream polish and its it my sparkly fantasy!!! You see I love anything that sparkles.  So if you havnt check out the collection yet jump on it...its limited edition.  Can be founf on and Ulta stores.  I think I am gonna post a list of my favorite nailpolish.  What are some of yours? Anything you think I should check out?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

You have to start some where!

As a 25 year old women I have had alot of life lessons and gosh I hope it gets easier, lol.  I keep myself busy with my career as a massage therapist, my 2nd job as a sales assoc. selling shoes at a boutique (who doesn't have multiple jobs these days?) and trying to hold on for dear life to happiness.  I love going on YouTube's beauty community (my user name is makeupgeekstunner if you wanna check me out!) I keep busy with scrapbooking, reading, shopping and music is a big part of my life.  I mostly into emo/punk. Not sure what else to say just yet...but here's to always moving forward. Wont you join me?