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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Safe Summer Sun

Get your bronze summer goddess glow without the risk.
I am not going to sit here and bore you with all kinds of info about how horrible over exposure to the sun is for you...most of us already know but here is a *LINK* to a great site in case you are interested in learning more. Instead, I will just show you my favorite products to protect my skin, and bronze it up to get the pretty summer skin I love in the safest way possible

SPF'd & Sassy


1. Coppertone Water Baby SPF 50
2.Australian Gold SPF 15 Bronzing Spray
3. Banana Boat Summer Color Airbrush Tanning Spray
4. VS Beach Sexy Adjustable Tanning System
5. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
6. Jergens Natural Glow Face lotion
7. Lorac Tantalizer Bronzer

 Now go get sun kissed and sexy, and stay SAFE!
<3 Miss Almost Flawless

What are your favorite bronzers or self tanners?

Friday, June 24, 2011

GOOD EATS

So this is just a random post about one of my favorite low calorie deserts. I just started a new diet so I have to look for extremely low calorie options to get my chocolate fix. So here it is....A S mores alternative


Directions:
1. Take one pudding cup and transfer that to a bowl.
2. mix in one table spoon of the Jet Puff.
3. Crumble 1/2 of a graham cracker on top.
4. Microwave for 10 seconds.
5. NOM IT UP!
total calories: 120
It is so yummy too you would never know its low calorie.
Let me know some of your fave low cal snacks/deserts.
<3

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

N.O.T.D. 6/8/2011

I was a little sick of all the sparkle.(check my previous N.O.T.D. post to see what I mean.) So I wanted something cute and girly, but also very simplistic. So I reached for my Orly Basket Case polish. This is one of my go to polishes when I know I need a little pick me up. The color is so gorgeous and much more complex than your average pink it has a beautiful blue undertone that makes it ultra flattering on my olive skin. I just can't get enough.

HERE'S THE PICTURES:



This is only one coat. I change my polish regularly so if I can get away with one I do because its easier to remove. The color pay of and opacity of this polish is amazing.

 
What are you fave/go to polishes? Do you own this one already?

WISH LIST WEDNESDAY

Let's try this a little bit amped up. I missed the past two weeks on this segment so I figured I would double up this week. I usually do about 4-5 products that I have been lusting over but I figured this week I would go ahead and double that and do 10 products I am craving right now.
HERE IT IS.....

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THE BREAKDOWN:
1. Coach Poppy denim tote- $198
2. Betsey Johnson Black and Pink Heart Bangle-$30, Coach Poppy Bow Bange- price unknown
3. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder -$28
4. Beach Sexy Tan adjustable self tanner- $14, Beach Sexy Daily glow gradual tan- $12, Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
5. Buxom City Slickers Lip set-$39
6. Philosophy Completely Clear Skin system-$35
7. Nars Mata Hari Blush-$ 27
8. Victoria's Secret Bombshell Summer Perfume- $49
9. Nars Illumintor in Super Orgasm- $29
10. Betseyville Kiss me goodnight Clutch-$58

This is actually a direct replica of my birthday wish list. I would just like to say that I by no means expect for anyone to gift me any of these nor do I EXPECT presents of any sort. I just thought this was a fun way to show off what I am loving. It is a WISH LIST so I went above and beyond what I could afford because its supposed to be fun not realistic. :) DREAM BIG RIGHT?

WHATS ON YOUR WISH LIST? DO WE HAVE ANY CORRESPONDING ITEMS?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sugar Sweet Sunday's

Just a little sugar from me to you & A way to get your fix calorie free :P



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So today we're talking candy and one of my Favorites from childhood is cotton candy! It really is such a special candy because it's so beautiful in it's light airy texture, pretty pastel colors, and the warm memories it evokes. Cotton candy is a carnival staple and just puts me back on the tip top of that Ferris wheel. :)



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As women we can't always indulge in such high fat treats. *The things we sacrifice for our bodies ughhh! lol* However the good news is you can  satisfy your need for all things sweet in other ways like through a pretty polish in a hue to match your treat of choice.

Mine would be .....





A pretty polish in that same hue, or maybe even a candle, or perfume fragrance in that same scent.
Items Pictured:(Clockwise from top left)
* Revlon Scented Polish in Cotton Candy
* Slatkin & Co. Candle in Cotton Candy
* Hard Candy Polish in Sky
* Pink Sugar Perfume




I know most of us girls just love yummy treats so what better way to satisfy that sweet tooth than with something you don't feel guilty about later.

Would you like to see more Candy/Sweets themed posts? If so what are some of your favorites?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

PARTIAL TO PERFUME & POLISH

Happy Saturday Ladies, 
      I though I would take just a minute to talk about two of my favorite things in the whole wide world; Polish and Perfume. Pretty nails can transform your whole mood, especially with these summer friendly colors to perk up your disposition. On the other hand nothing is more powerful than scent when it comes to your emotions. Fun, flirty scents can change your mood from drab to fab. Therefore what better combo is there than nice nails and sugary sweet smells? 
 
*Prettiest Polishes*


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Clockwise from top left ; Katy Perry for OPI- Teenage Dream, Sally Hansen Salon Effects- Yellow Kitty, Nars- Schiap, OPI- Pompeii Purple

*Perfect Perfume*


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Clockwise from top left; Coach Poppy Perfume, Victoria's Secret Bombshell Summer Perfume, Bath & Body Works Secret Wonderland Perfume

<3 what are your favorite scents, and polishes? Do you own any of these?

Love always,
MissAlmostFlawless

LINKS:
Coach Poppy Eau de Parfum, New in Box, Sealed 1 oz.
Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Secret Wonderland Eau De Toilette Perfume
OPI Nail Lacquer, Pompeii Purple, 0.5-Fluid Ounce
OPI Katy Perry Collection Teenage Dream, 0.5-Fluid Ounce

M.O.T.D. 6/4/2011

I know, I know these posts are getting a little redundant...but this one is kinda fun and different...
Audrey Inspired.

My Makeup for 6/4/2011:
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And My inspiration:
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Do you think it looks similar? What should I have done differently?

:) LOTS OF LOVE~ M.A.F.

Tutorial for this look coming up on beauty4uxo tomorrow. :) With an additional surprise at the end!
Links:
Revlon Super Lustrous - Creme Lipstick, Pink in the Afternoon .15 oz (4.2 g)
Brandi Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish from Bare Escentuals

HOW TO:

Friday, June 3, 2011

M.O.T.D. 6/3/2011

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MY MAKEUP TODAY!
Face-Rimmel Natural Bronzer-Sun Bronze, & e.l.f. Blush- Passion Pink

Pink and Charcoal Smokey eye- BH 88 shimmer Palette, Maybelline Gel Liner, & Rimmel The Bold MAX curves Mascara, Urban Decay Primer Potion

and Nudish Pink Lips-
Urban Decay Lip Junkie-Wallflower, & Milani Glitzy Glamour Gloss in Starshine

What do you think? Would you like to see a tutorial?

Links to all products used:
Rimmel Natural Bronzer Sun Bronze
Maybelline Gel Eye Liner - Black
Rimmel The MAX Volume Flash Bold Curves Mascara BlackUrban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube - OriginalMilani Glitzy Glamour Gloss 3D Starshine (3-Pack)
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss, Wallfllower .34 fl oz (10 ml)
BH Cosmetics 88 Color Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette

Saturday, May 28, 2011

M.O.T.D. & N.O.T.D 5-28-2011

*Makeup Of The Night* 5-28-2011

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-Korres Lip Butter in Quince, & e.l.f. blush in Fuschia Fusion-

*Nail Of The Day* 5-28-2011

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-Orly Polish in (no name? silver shimmer), Pure Ice in once again!-

Friday, May 27, 2011

M.O.T.N. 5-25-2011

New Series- M.O.T.N.(Makeup of the night)
This look was worn for girls night out on 5-25-2011
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Soft Subtle Smokey eye- Urban Decay Naked Palette
Nude/Pink Lips- NYX lip liner in pale pink+ Revlon Gloss in Peach Petal
do you like this look? would you like to see a tutorial?

<3 STAY PRETTY(indside&out)
-MissAlmostFlawless(Morgan)

A Unique Bridal Manicure: Essie's Borrowed & Blue

"Something Borrowed", and "Something Blue" all in one chic polish. This look is perfect for that contemporary bride who wants to add a little individuality to her look. It's still soft enough to look lady like but with a fun, and modern twist on a traditional bridal Manicure.
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I am absolutely head over heels for this look(my fiance loved it as well.) This can be an every day manicure, but I think it would be so fun and so uniquely lovely as a bridal look. Let me know what you guys think....just right, or too much for a bride?

How to: Apply one even coat of Essie's Borrowed in blue and then add designs as desired with supplies listed in #5. All links to products listed below the description.


1. Left hand thumb: Silver and White Bow detail
2. Right Hand Details; Thumb- white polka dots, Pointer- Silver Stripes, Ring-blue iridescent glitter overlay
3. Left Hand Details; Thumb- see #1, Middle- Blue irriderscent glitter overlay, Pinky- Silver polka dots
4. Left hand second view
5.Products Used top to bottom; Out the door top coat, Essie's Borrowed & Blue, Pure Ice's Once again!, KISS white nail art polish, KISS silver nail art polish.
6. Products used second view.

LINKS:
Essie Wedding Collection 2011 Nail Polish Colors, Borrowed & Blue
Pure ice not available closest color:Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color - Disco Ball (2-pack)
Kiss Nail Artist Paint & Stencil Kit 01, (Pack of 3)
<3 as always thanks for stopping by and until next time<3
<3Lots of Love<3 MissAlmostFlawless (Morgan)
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

WISH LIST WEDNESDAY

New Segment....YAY! So sorry for the disappearing act ladies(& gents) I have had a lot on my plate lately and I have been searching for some inspiration to make this page new and exciting for you guys to read. Hence the new segment. Wish list Wednesday will be a list of about 5 or 6 beauty and fashion items that I am lusting over each week. I will try my best to do this weekly but if not it will definitely be posted bi-weekly! So with out further a due this weeks picks are;
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Wish List Picks-
#1.NARS Desire Blush
This is essentially the PERFECT pink blush. I tried it at Sephora when I was there yesterday and it was love at first sight. Now I am just itching to get it in my kit.
#2.Yves Saint Laurent Smoothing Lip Gloss 13 Starlet Coral
Let's face it YSL can do no wrong and this lip gloss is absolutely no exception. I love how the coral color is fun, and right on trend but also subtle and girly. You could wear this alone for an every day look or over a bright orange lip color(see Melon by Estee Lauder) for a bolder look.
#3.MICHAEL Michael Kors Braided shoulder handbag
Add a little spice to your spring wardrobe. This bag is fun and flirty and the color is so versatile. It's almost red and almost orange. A pretty little carry all to add some pizazz to even the most dull of work outfits...plus starring at that pretty color should brighten your day a bit.
#4.Essie Haute As Hello Nail Lacquer
I love this polish. I have seen this color all over lately and I just can't get enough. I have been wanting to invest in a good coral or orange color but I just couldn't find a shade that was wearable enough to use all the time. This is just right a little bit of pink mixed with a little bit of orange and almost a nudish undertone. I think this is the perfect shade for tips and toes for summer time.
#5.Amrita Singh Red Coral Nello Necklace
This is piece is very interesting and bold but also very wearable. This could easily dress up a breezy spring dress or relax a white button down and slacks. I could see myself wearing this in many different settings from work to a night out or even to a spring wedding!

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP PICKS IN THIS SHADE? SHARE THE WEALTH LADIES!
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Morgan's wedding & honeymoon lust list video

VOLUME 1


VOLUME 2

the item in the break of the two vids is the Smashbox in bloom palette. lol it got lost in here somehow.
I WILL TRY AND POST LINKS TOMORROW.
also I am still trying to figure out how to change these stills because facebook always seems to pick the most attractive ones for me, but my energy is dwindling for the night!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I'M A BARBIE GIRL....

OMIGOSH 4 whole days? Hope you missed me...I know I've missed this.
I am going to do a tutorial in a different way tonight. check out the pics of the barbie look, and try your best to copy it with the directions I gave you forward pics to almostflawlessmakeup@gmail.com and I will post the top 3 results (it doesn't have to be identical I welcome any imagination here. GO CRAZY.) unless I only get one, and then you WIN!
P.S. It betta be more than one! <3 teehee


here's a guide for you:

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PHASE ONE-FACE:
1- moisturize, spf, and prime you face with your favorite products
2- CONCEAL(remember barbie is plastic perfection is key) and cover all imperfections
3-apply a full coverage foundation(I like vichy dermablend) with a foundation or stippling brush
4- contour under your cheek bone all the way back to your jawline with a liquid foundation about 2 shades darker than your skin tone by using a small stippling brush or a contour brush
5- now double conceal with an anti redness concealer powder to set the concealer
6- set powder with a MATTE loose powder. make sure your finish is completely flawless and matte if not use a mattifying powder to get it perfect!
7- add some color.  apply a HOTT PINK(no shimmer) blush just behind the apples of your cheek across your cheek bone with an angled blush brush

PHASE TWO-EYES:
1-prime eyelids with your favorite primer( I like Urban decay primer potion)
2- Cover lid and blend a baby pink loose shimmer shadow with a medium sized flat shadow brush
3- then blend a HOTT pink shadow into the crease until the color is very bold and bright with a rounded blender brush
4- then use a baby blue shimmer shadow on the outer v of your eye and apply until the color is very defined but well blended
5- apply a NEON green eye shadow to the outer crease and blend in just a bit(dont go more than half way in)
6- Use a bright white matte eyeshadow to highlight your browbone and the inner corners of your eyes. keep building until the color is much lighter than your skin tone
7- line your lower lash line with a blue shimmer stick liner, and blend it out with a Qtip or a liner brush
8- line your upper lash line with a BLACK liquid liner. Use a medium/thick line and make sure to wing up at the ends just a bit
9-Curl your lashes, and use your favorite mascara in black( I used one by one by maybelline)
10-APPLY YOUR FAVE FALSE LASHES(This is a non-negotiable...barbie has fab lashes)
11- apply just a touch of clear gloss to your fingers and apply lightly in a c motion around the outside of your eyes, and then apply a loose hot pink glitter(only use makeup friendly glitter otherwise you will be blind lols) over where you have placed the gloss

PHASE THREE-lips
1- PRIME YOUR LIPS with any balm or super hydrating gloss( I used nivia kiss of shine gloss) let it set for 2 mins and wipe off the excess
2- apply concealer to your lips and cover them completely(this will let the true color of the lipcolor shine through)
3- apply a bubblegum pink lip liner and lipstick with a lip brush
4- apply a hot pink glitter gloss over this and blend

NOW TAKE THAT PIC AND SEND IT ON OVER....almostflawlessmakeup@gmail.com
<3 you girls and good luck

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Here we go....

Hello friends, 
               Let me just start by saying that I am a total blog virgin and other than the obvious shopping addiction and Facebook I don't find much use for the computer. However over the last few months I have noticed the incredible amount of money I have spent on trying to find the perfect beauty products. After several trial and error attempts at the drug store, Ulta, and the Mac counter I realized that beauty reviews are a life saver.(check out my you tube links to the right for some of my fave reviews) so I thought it would be fun to share with the world my point of view, and maybe find a way to get my honey off my back for the recurring decreases in our bank accounts each week ;) yah know the whole "good Samaritan" excuse. I am doing this for the greater good. SO THERE! LOL

Alright with that said I am just going to jump right in. This evening at about 7 o'clock I took my lunch break at work and not so surprisingly ended up in Ulta which just happens to be directly across the street....OH THE IRONY! I was just going for a little retail therapy so I sort of just bought the first four products that caught my eye. I of course came directly back from lunch and just played with my new "toys" here is what I found.





NYX : color Combination's for your eyes only
Sexy Blue Eyes-Palette

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let me just tell you first off I am obsessed with NYX products. They are super cheap this palette was $10.99 and it has 10 of the most pigmented and bendable shadows I have ever used. 


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Beautiful right?
so I just did a quick rough play with it just to see how they bended and how deep the colors were and these were my results. Please remember these are very rough, but look at how perfectly they all blend together. and I used about 5 of the ten shadows in here from the dark copper to the sky blue. I think they look just almost exactly like the cover of the packaging. I am quite proud(although I must say the shadow did all the work)