Friday, December 11, 2009

Brunette or Blonde?

What do you think? Do you perfer blonde or brunette. Some people just look better in a certain color and then there are those (who I envy) who can pull off both.
I, myself am more partial to having dark hair but there are times when I really crave Kim Kardashianesque carmel hair.


Cameron Diaz
I think brown hair suits her skintone better. The dark chocolate color really warms up her face and really softens up her look. She looks great with blonde hair but dark hair wins by a long mile.


Megan Fox
Hands down brunette. Dark hair makes Megan Fox look very classy and extremely exotic. The blondeish hair looks ok on her but it takes away some of the sophistication that the dark hair adds.


Kim Kardashian
It's almost a tie but I think blonde wins... in my eyes.  I love the beautiful carmel color they used on her hair. It's the perfect carmel blonde. I think the blonde color made her look a few years younger. Black hair is just as stunning but I think I prefer the blonde just a little bit better.

Jessica Alba
Um... can I say neither? If I had to pick one then I guess I'd have to pick blonde. I think the dark hair is a little too dark for her and the blonde is way too blonde. Somewhere in between the two is perfect for Miss Jess.


Eva Longoria
Eva looks simply stunning with her God give dark hair (plus a few man made highlights). Dark hair warms up her skincolor and makes her glow! The blonde hair washes her out too much.


Victoria Beckham
Darn you, Victoria. You look amazing in whatever color you put on your head! Blonde, brunette, carmel, black or purple.... this posh lady can pull anything off.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Q&A

I saw Natneagle post this on her twittter a few days ago and I thought this was such a fun idea! I love Q&A's. Not that I am anyone special and you may not have any questions for me butttt if you do... than you can go here and ask me anything (within reason). It can be the most random questions too... doesn't have to have anything to do with beauty either. You guys should all get one of these, too.... it's fun to get to know eachother.... and this community just feels like a huge group of girlfriends coming together. I love it.

http://www.formspring.me/sardun

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Beauty is....


I have a huge favor to ask of you girls. I need a quote from you on "what beauty means to you" or "beauty is....". Also, send a picture that defines what it means to you. It could be a beach, a childs smile, personal confidence. Be creative!! If possible please send answers to saritadunstan@hotmail.com

Thank you all sooooooo much!!:)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sigma Brush Contest LIVE

My contest is live! Best of luck!:)

Sigma Brush Giveway coming soon....

Sigma was so sweet to send me their amazing brushes to give away. They were so generous and each package was put together with such love and care.

Keep a look out on my youtube channel (www.youtube.com/sardun1)... I'm going to be loading up the video tomorrow or the next day.

I'll be doing a proper review on them as well. I do have to say I really love them. I personally can't afford tons of MAC brushes. Sigma brushes are very comparable to MAC yet very affordable.

Good luck in my contest.... be on the look out for it!

Night, bellas!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Daily Make Up Survey

I saw this on http://beautybroadcast.blogspot.com and thought this was such a fun tag! What did you do today??

DAILY MAKEUP SURVEY
1. What time did you do your makeup today? 9:30am. I had to hurry to get out the door with my kids for a brunch with my family.

2. What's the least expensive beauty item you used? .99 Jordana lip liner

3. What was the biggest problem you needed to correct? undereye circles

4. Did you apply false eyelashes? Nope, I don't have time for that on a daily basis.

5. Did you do anything while applying makeup? My 2 year old sat on my lap and my 10 month old kept getting into my make up bag and he was trying to eat my brushes so I was trying to get those away from him. Ha ha. Oh the life of a mom! Nothing is ever simple.

6. Biggest makeup mishap today? The lip liner I used reallllyyy needed to be sharpened but I kinda had my hands full so I put it on anyway. It pretty much scratched my lip.

7. Did you have a makeup inspiration in mind? Sadly, no.

8. What's the most time-consuming part of your makeup routine? Concealing those ugly dark circles. Oh, and getting my make up/brushes away from my baby then picking up all the make up he dumped on the floor!:)

9. What's part of your routine is the most fun? I love contouring and blush. I always see a change in my face like Ahhhh you are alive now.

10. What part of your makeup makes the biggest difference in the way you look? blush/bronzer and of course mascara and eyeshadow.

11. Neutral or colorful eyeshdaow? I'm more of a neutral girl.

12. Liquid or mineral foundation? Liquid- MUFE HD foundation

13. Do you do your hair or makeup first? I did my make up first

14. Did you pack a makeup bag to take with you for the day? I didn't.

15. When did you finish your makeup? I'd say probably by 9:45am

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mission Foundation


In the last few months I was really on a mission to try and find the *perfect* foundation. A few times I felt I was really close and then it either broke me out bad or didn't look good in natural lighting.Here are my thoughts on what I've tried so far (or at least the ones I could think of off the top of my head.... yes I do have a problem).


1. MUFE HD Foundation- I adore this foundation. To me...it's pretty close to perfection. It give a very natural finish. You can still see your skin through it yet it covers beautifully. If you are getting your picture taken...WEAR THIS. You will glow. It doesn't really have a scent, didn't break me out, isn't too thick, you only need a pump or two, photographs amazing and the color selection is out of this world! LOVE IT.


2. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk- My first report on this was really good however my thoughts have changed. It broke me out!:( The color selection is not great. I first tried 5.5 and it was too dark and made me orange than I tried 4.5 and 5...and those were too light. It looks great on your skin (at first) but it didn't last all day. Nice foundation but in the end didn't work for me. It's wayy to much money, too.


3. MAC Studio Fix Fluid- I hate this stuff with a passion. It smells horrible....the smell gave me a terrible headache. It broke me out really bad....like cystic acne bad (a common problem with this foundation) It was a tad too thick for me. I don't recommend this stuff.


4. Revlon Colorstay- this is almost a dupe for MAC SFF however it doesn't have a terrible smell, it doesn't clog the pores meaning no break outs for me, and it's only $10! This is a full coverage foundation so I'm not in love with it...I feel it masks my face too much. I do recommend this one, though. Great price, great product (if you like full coverage).


5. Chanel Pro Lumiere- at first I really liked this one... but again it broke my skin out. I wasn't crazy about the scent. It's a med/full coverage foundation and can feel a little oily on the skin. At first I was totally digging it but as soon as I looked at my face in natural lighting... I looked BAD. It set into all my pores and didn't last that long. I'm not a fan. It's a lot of money, too.


6. DIOR Nude- Not a fan *gasp* I think the consistency is kinda weird. It seems a little watery/chunky to me. The coverage was ok but not great. It didn't impress me. This foundation also broke me out.


7- MAC Studio Sculpt-At first this foundation looks amazing on... it goes on smooth because of it's unique gel like formulation. I remember looking in the mirror and thinking "wow". 30 minutes later it looked terrible. It wears off really fast and sets into pours. Yuck. Also, like with most MAC foundations...caused chin break outs. :(


8-Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free- I adore this foundation. For a tinted moisturizer the coverage is really great. It covers all my redness and uneven skin tone. It's perfect for summer and gives a great glow. You still look like you and that's what I love the most!


9-Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (regular)- the oil free version and regular are night and day. The regular version is watery, doesn't cover or go on well and was not worth more than two tries. It went back to the store.


10-Lancome Teint Idole Ultra- this is a really amazing foundation that not many people talk about. It has amazing coverage, long wearing (site says up to 14 hours), it goes on smooth. It really recommend this and really need to spread the word on it because I don't think many woman know how good this foundation is.
So, my final thoughts are MUFE HD is hands down the WINNER!!!
What foundations do you love or hate?
Have a good weekend! MUAH!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

L'OREAL Extra Volume Collagen Mascara


A few weeks ago I saw a commercial for this mascara staring Eva Longoria. Like ALL mascara commercials the actress or models lashes look out of this world good. I had to get my hands on this.

So, here's it's claims and then I'll tell you my thoughts.

12 x more impact instantly.

No flakes.

No Clumps.

No Smudges.

50% bigger than your classic brush.


Ok, so let me say this... this mascara does give some serious length however it took 3 to 4 coats to get it that way. After the 2nd or 3rd coat I noticed CLUMPS and my lashes were sticking together a little. There were no smudges just as they claim and no flakes. This is a waterproof mascara (which I didn't see when I bought it... I hate waterproof) and it's a beast to take off! The brush is a pretty nice size but for some reason it felt a little weird on my lashes. It's not a "soft" brush but it wasn't hard either. I guess what I'm trying to say is the brush bristles were a tiny bit rough but not in a bad way just a weird way. I found mine at Walmart for $6.48 and it came 2 for 1 in the package.

I think that this is a good mascara but not a great mascara. I'm by no means jumping around with joy but it's decent. I'm not sure if I'd recommend this if you have shorter lashes only because I feel like your lashes may stick together and we all know that's not the look you are going for.
Hope that was helpful if you were looking into buying this!:)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Weight Loss



Wow, so it's been a while since I've blogged. Bad me. This is a different type of post, though. It's all about my weight loss plan and goals. I do think fitness and beauty really do go hand in hand, though. When you feel fit and healthily you do in turn feel beautiful. So, this is what I've been doing.
I started working out a little over a month ago... it's very hard to get to the gym with two little ones but I've really made it a priority. I gained about 50lbs with my 2nd son... I thought the weight would fall off like it did with my first (lost all my weight in 3 months)... yea...so that was NOT the case this time around. :(
I had my baby Oct 31st 08 and seriously have not lost one single pound since the middle of November. Enough was enough and I had to get my flabby butt to the gym.
I started out at 128lbs and I'm down to 122lbs. My goal is to be under 110lbs. I seriously think I can do it but it will require work. This is what I'm doing so far:

3-5 days a week I try and get to the gym. I work on the elliptical for 20 minutes, treadmill for 10 minutes and stationary bike for 10 minutes. I then use the weight hula hoop for 3 mins, jump rope, lift 10/15 weights for my arms, lunges with a 12lb bar over my shoulders, and squats with a 3 lbs ball. I also have been doing 100"bicycle" type of crunchs with a 10lb weight behind my head. From what I've read the "bicycle" crunchs are the BEST to do for abs!

I'm loving weight training. I think it's essential for toning up...and it won't make you huge just nice and toned. I try and do 3 reps of 10 (so 30) on each machine.

I've really changed my eating habits as well. I'm trying to eat a lot more fruits, veggies and lots of protein. I've been drinking a yummy chocolate protein shake between meals.

When I was younger I thought not eating was the way to lose lbs but clearly that's not healthy or even the way to do it.

Eat right and work out.... and slowly the weight WILL come off. But, if you do it THIS way and not stave yourself than the weight will stay off and you'll get a nice toned ROCK HARD rockin body!

My current inspiration is a woman named Jennifer Nicole Lee. She lost 70 lbs after the birth of her 2nd son. If she can do it...so can I.



How is your weight loss plan coming along?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

~Red Hot Grabs~

While searching for something on google today I came across this really cool blog! I really think you girls would really love it. She has really cute clothes, make up, shoes, purses (to buy)...and for GREAT prices. Check it out. I'm glad I came across it and I'm sure you girls will love this blog, too!:)
Check it out here!!

http://redhotgrabs.blogspot.com/

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Eyeko 3 in 1 Cream... the perfect highlighter!




I have nothing but good things to say about Eyeko! This is the only product I've tried by them but I'm VERY impressed. I bought the 3 in 1 Cream from www.eyeko.com and let me tell you.. it's a great company! FREE SHIPPING WORLD WIDE... I mean how many websites offer that? They shipped it really quick and the product was really inexpensive...it was $8 (or £6.00)if remember correct.

Ok, so on to the product.



This product says it's a 3 in 1 cream... a moisturizer, highlighter and eye cream. I personality think it can only be used as a highlighter...and a really amazing one. I think if you used it as an all over moisturizer you'd look like a shiny pinkish/pearl disco ball. It would NOT be a good look. As for an eye cream...again I'm not so sure about that. It might look pretty on your brow bone but that's about it.

I love this for a highlighter. It goes on really smooth and light. It creates the most beautiful "candle light glow". You only need a little bit...a little goes a long away. This jar will last you forever and for only 8 (£6.00)... you seriously can't beat that!

I'm very happy I got this product and I'm so impressed with the beautiful glow it gives!

Have you girls tried this? What is your favorite highlighter?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tag: Love/hate

Lips
Love: I love full lips. Think Angelina Jolie or Megan fox. I sadly don't have lips like that so I like to pick colors and gloss that bring out what I do have. I love love love MAC Viva Glam IV (6). It's undeniably my HG lip gloss.

Hate: Gritty lip gloss that has chunky glitter. YUCK.

Face
Love: I love a face that glows. I love a smooth flawless face. Foundations that have given me that are: MUFE HD, Laura Mercier TM, Laura Geller TM.

Hate: I hate that I keep getting break outs on my jawline. I don't know if it's hormonal or if it's because I keep trying new foundations.

Hair
Love: Long, flowy, sleek, voluminous dark hair.

Hate: Frizzy, uncontrollable hair. I hate that it takes forever to get my hair to look half way decent.

Eyes
Love: Long eyeslashes. Thank you Lilash.

Hate: dark circles and tiny wrinkles forming.

Body
Love: jeans that fit just right and are slimming. St. Tropez whipped bronze mousse. This is pure love from me!

Hate: having 25 extra baby pounds on me. GOOOO AWAY.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Laura Geller Baked n Brighten Blush

While shopping at Sephora this blush caught my eye. It's so beautiful. It's called Baked n Brighten blush and I picked up the color Golden Apricot. It reminds me of a MAC MSF's without all the glitter and fall out. It goes on so smooth and it's extreamly pigmented.
This is what Sephora says about it:
What it is:
Rich tones of marbleized pigments swirled together into a radiant liquid that is poured into terra cotta pans and baked for 24 hours into a soft, creamy powder.

What it is formulated to do:
Imparts a glow-giving blush that's perfect for all skin tones.


It comes in 6 different stunning colors:
Berry (pink/ berry/ cream/ gold), Golden Apricot (bronze/ gold/ rose), Honey Dipped (bronze/ gold/ copper, Pink Grapefruit (beige/ mauve/ pink shimmer), Roseberry (rose/ copper/ pink), and Sunswept (bronze/ coral/ rose)

These are $29.50 (size 0.32 oz) so they are a little more than the MSF's but these blushes will last you forever because you only need a little to get an amazing payoff!

Here are some pictures of Golden Apricot






Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Only True Beauty Magazine- New Beauty!

I don't know if you girls have ever seen this magazine but it's one of my favorite "beauty" magazines. It's all about cosmetics, skincare, plastic surgery, beauty treatment. I seriously could read it for hours. I love these magazines so much that can't bring myself to throw them away ($10 an issue may have something to do with that) and I go back and look at them over and over. I have found this magazine and Walmart, Target, CVS, etc. It's totally worth it for all the cosmetic junkies out there!:)

*CLICK ON THE PICS FOR FULL SIZE*

Ha ha ha....I just noticed I have Jenn and Angie next to eachother on the covers...that's kinda funny. Lucky Brad!:)


Eye lash growth products!!:)




Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Items Left In Blog Sale

Here is a list of what is left. If you are intersted please let me know but I can't put a hold on any items. I did that for people and they ended up never getting back with me. I lowered the prices on some. I also added one item.
Thanks, girls.
For Pictures go to this link:
http://bellamakeup.blogspot.com/2009/06/spring-cleaning-more-items-for-sale.html



-Korres Brightning Serum $28 (retails for $38)*NEW*

-MAC MSF Light Flush $23 (NEW)(Retails for $27)

-7 Jeans size 27 $35 (Retails for over $100)
- Bare Essential Faux Tan $12
-Estee Lauder Blush Palette *LE* $15
-Smashbox Concealer #4.0 $10 (Retails for $18)
-Korres Wild Rose Foundation WRF1 (90% remains) $14 (Retails for $28)
-NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie $12 (Retails for $26)

Let me know at saritadunstan@hotmail.com subject "blog sale"

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lilash... I do believe it works!

After

Before


For more pics.... read on.....

I've been using Lilash for 3 months now and I have to tell you....I'm in awe. It's not a gimmick. It works. It's $120 for a tube that will last you anywhere from 6 to 8 months. I've been seeing ads on TV for a new prescription lash product (Latisse) and it's $130 PER MONTH!!! That's insane.

Lilash works girls. I have proof. My lashes naturally curl up on their own now. I really don't even need a curler unless I want them touching my brow bone. I have nothing bad to say about this product expect when I first started using it my eyes were beet red, puffy and swollen for the first week. I almost stopped using it but I'm glad I didn't. I only put it on my top lashes ONCE a day (at night). Another thing to note is it has turned my lash line a dark color...kinda a brownish purple color right on the skin above my lashes.

So...here is the proof!:)
BEFORE-

No mascara or eye make up. NO LASHES what so ever as you can see.


-6 week in-




-AFTER 3 months in-








Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Spring Cleaning- More Items for sale!

I have wayyyy to many things and it's time for them to move on to bigger and better things (like your vanity)!:) Please let me know if you are interested in any of these things. The best way to contact me is via e-mail: saritadunstan@hotmail.com (subject blog sale)or via twitter username Sardun. Shipping will be $4 and $8 for international.
Thanks and have a great night/day girls!:)

*********YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICS FOR FULL VIEW******

*UPDATE*- June 19- I still have these things for sale!

*Note most items have been used a few times if it's *NEW* I will let you know.

MAC 189 Foundation brush. Used twice. It has been cleaned. $28(retails for $40)
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Korres Wild Rose Brightning Serum *NEW* $30 (Retails for $38)
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MAC Emanual Ungaro Flower Mist Dew Beauty Power LE (tried 2 times) $21 *pending*
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MAC MSF Light Flush $24 (NEW)(Retails for $27)*pending*
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Smashbox Concealer #4.0 $10 (Retails for $18)
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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie $13 (Retails for $26)
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Estee Lauder Blush palette $15
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Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Palette $15
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Movado watch $99(Retails for over $300)it has a few scratches on it and there is a date engraved on the back....but who sees that, right?
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7 Jeans size 27 $38 (Retails for over $100)
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Bare Essentials $12 (90% remains)
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Korres Wild Rose Foundation WRF1 (90% remains) $15 (Retails for $28)*FORGOT TO TAKE A PIC*


*I use paypal!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

MAC MSF'S FOR SALE

Hello beautiful ladies!:) I have some MAC Mineralize Skinfinish's for sale!

My camera battery died tonight but if you need pictures for some reason just let me know.

-Light Flush NIB $24 (retails for $27)

-Gold Deposit NIB $24 (retails for $27)



Please let me know if you are interested in any of those. $4 For S&H. I will ship internationally but it may be just a tiny bit more for shipping. E-mail me at saritadunstan@hotmail.com with the subject "MSF" or if you follow me on twitter shoot me a note there!!:)

Thanks girlys! Hope you have a wonderful night!
-Sarah

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Love, Hate, NEED

I stole this idea from Sushirockstar's blog... I love these!

Things I'm loving:

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (color 5.5)
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free (Nude)
Avon Anew Clinical skin peel
NARS Multiples in South Beach and Orgasm
MAC Viva Glam IV
MAC Cubic
Jane Soft Mink Blush ( of course right after I fell in love it was dicontinued!)
Mac 109
Dewy, light, natural look foundations
Lilash
Benefit Boi-ing concealer


Things I'm hating:
MAC Lovejoy blush (wayyyy to dark for me)
A big zit on my chin....grrrr
Matte Foundations
Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer (gross)




Things that I'm craving (I need it, I want it, I gotta have it!!!):
Barry M Dazzle Dusts
Botox ( I know, I know!)
Dior Nude Foundation
Sephora Platinum Foundation Brush
Nars Luguna
A massage and a facial
Tiffany's Key necklace
MAC Moonriver





To be continued... I'm sure especially in the want, need, gotta have it category!:)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Haul or Beauty Spree...or...

Macface2adore (Jennifer) and I were trying to find a different word for "haul" last week on twitter and we came up with "Beauty Spree." Some people hate it...some people love it. To us the word "haul" sounds like you are hauling trash to the curb or hauling furniture. It just doesn't make sense it it's not glamours by any means.

The word spree means: Verb 1. spree - engage without restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping, a brief period of extravagant spending, a brief indulgence of your impulses.

The word Haul means:To transport, as with a truck or cart, To pull or drag forcibly; tug.

So, my challenge to you is to come up with something cute for the word haul.

In the end...it doesn't matter which word you like or if you are a fan of either or neither. It's really all about what a person wants to call their beauty buys. It's not intended to cause drama... cause after all... it's just a word!!:)

Do you like the word haul, beauty spree or what word do you think fits extravagant spending!? :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's Summer- GO NUDE! On your lips...that is!

It's almost summer time and the most beautiful summer lip is something light, natural and neutral. Here are some of my all time favorite neutral lip colors. These colors would compliment almost every skin tone. Some you have to be a little more daring.. such as the Gosh Darling with is the ultimate definition of "nude".

~CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO SEE THE *FULL* PICTURE WITH ALL THE COLORS!~

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WITH FLASH (I messed up the name on the Benefit Lipstick. It's called Lady's choice from the Lana Colletion).
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WITHOUT FLASH SEE PIC ABOVE FOR NAMES
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What are your favorite summer nudes?