Friday, July 29, 2011

How to wear I Wish

Hi Beauties,
  Since I Wish has been re-released on the Bare Escentuals website, I keep getting asked "How do you wear this?" I know that blue is so vibrant it may scare you when it arrives. Its actually my favorite piece in this kit. Coming in close second Lucky Penny ;) Wearing this kit is really fun! The shades make me feel happy so I like to wear them often! Here is a look I did for one of my Facebook friends! If you Haven't done so yet, please "Like" the Facebook page J. Sparkles: Bare Escentuals Bliss

 I did a nice summer look with this kit. I applied Dandelion with a Soft Focus Eye Brush from crease to brow just to give my brow bone a soft wash of color. I then applied Dandelion with a Tapered Shadow Brush on my lid from the inner corner to the center of the lid and along the bottom lash line to the center of the eye. Now using a Double Ended Precision Brush, I applied Shooting Star on the lower lash line from the center to the outer corner and on the lid from the center of the lid to the outer corner. When you apply it, you will have a harsh line in the center, you want to blend that. The best way to do this is to pull the colors together to meet. You can use an Eye Defining or Crease Defining brush for this step. What you want to do is glide the brush tip over the edge of Dandelion toward Shooting Star & Shooting Star toward Dandelion in the center of the lid. It is a motion similar to using a feather duster. Just a back & forth motion until the colors are blended. Now without dipping the brush into any colors, just brush it back & forth on the crease. It will give a soft greenish hue to the crease. Last but not least, wetline Lucky Penny along your upper & lower lash line. Apply your favorite mascara, shade in your brows & you are ready to go!
 Hope you enjoy this look!

 Peace & Sparkles,

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bare Escentuals 12 Hour Sale!!

Hi Beauties!
 Bare Escentuals will be having another 12hr sale today!! You can get some amazing deals so make sure you check it out!
Click here for the link to the big sale!!
The sale starts at 9am PDT which is noon on the east coast & will run for 12 hours ;)
Have fun shopping & post below what you ordered!!

Love & Sparkles,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Buxom Travel In Style Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
  Another cute Buxom set! Its not that new but it deserves a review! I love this set!! I have a never ending love for Buxom lippies. This set is just too adorable to pass up. It comes with the long lasting buxom lip stick in a medium pink & a gloss in a sheer pink with iridescent purple sparkles. They look great alone but I love this set layered! I apply the lip stick first then the gloss with a Bare Escentuals Covered Lip Brush to avoid getting color on the doe foot applicator. I recommend this one to all ;)

Buxom Gloss in Tara (sheer pink glimmer)
Buxom Lip Stick in New Orleans (warm pink)

 This kit is currently exclusive to Sephora & Sephora online for $18.

Bare Escentuals Face Fashion Pretty Wild Review & Photos

Hi Beauties,
 Today I am reviewing the new Face Fashion kit. I always anxiously await these kits. Unfortunately this one falls a little flat in my opinion. The box is about 3 inches bigger than all the other Face Fashion boxes. >_<  The colors are completely flat, matte shades. There is a medium violet & a medium khaki green eyeshadow. There is no liner in this one. The gloss is a beautiful rich rose shade. The blush is shimmery pink, kinda like a blush with radiance. And last is the mascara which is a deep dark blue. I have not opened mine since I can't use mascara that is not waterproof.  Now my favorite part of this kit is the beautiful art & photography inside the box. It's gorgeous! Even tough it is big & I had to rearrange my Face Fashion makeup case to fit it, it really is a work of art.
 If you are a fan of matte shades this kit is perfect for you. I have worn it twice but find myself adding Mystery & Venus to the look.

EYES (mini)
Violetta Eyecolor (faded lilac)
Greenhouse Eyecolor (earthy green)
Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Blue Black
FACE (small)
Floret Blush (pink bloom shimmer)
LIPS (mini)
Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Vivacious (wild rose)
Beautiful storage box

The new Face Fashion is currently available at retailers that carry Bare Escentuals & at Bare Escentuals Boutiques. You can also purchase them online at Bare Escentuals  Sephora  Macys  Nordstrom & Ulta for $34.

Bare Escentuals Love & Happiness Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
 Love & Happiness is what its all about! This beautiful set great for that soft summer look with a kick ;)
The primer is peach base with gold shimmer, the liner is a gorgeous emerald green, the radiance is a soft blushing pink with that gorgeous radiant glow. The shadow is a sheer light cream tone, the charm is pink with silver outline "XOX" and now for my favorite from this kit, the balm! The balm is a sheer berry/wine color. It can go on as a sheer wash or apply a little extra for more color. It leaves your lips feeling so soft & smooth & it has great stay power. I hope BE will be releasing this in several shades in the near future! I can see me in these all winter! Keeping my fingers crossed ;)
 I think this is a great kit for everyone to have. The softer shades of this kit make it extremely wearable for all skin tones. You can mix it up with other shades or wear it just as is. It's gorgeous!

Prime Time Eyelid Primer in Sunlit (sunlit sheen)
Queen Phylis Matte (sweet buttercup)
Big & Bright Eyeliner in OZ (emerald green)
Love Radiance (sheer coral-pink)
Best Friend Lip Balm (berry tone)
Keepsake Charm XOX
Application Tip Card with "heartfelt notes for loved ones"

This beautiful kit is exclusive to Bare Escentuals Boutiques & Bare Escentuals online for $35.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bare Escentuals Flirty & Fabulous Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
 Flirty & Fabulous is awesome!!! Maybe it's my love for silvers & High Shines?? But I love this one!! The only thing I could not explain is why they joined this silver set with a brown. I would have much rather seen a deeper grey to match up with the metallic silver. Anywho, the colors in this are great! I love the liner since it made its debut last year.
 Although you may already own most of this kit if you are an addict, who can resist the adorable charm & 2 new shadows? This one includes a foundation jar charm, 2 eye shadows, a High Shine in light silver & a regular eyeshadow pot in a medium base brown with bronzy gold shimmer. The liner is a rich black shade with diamond sparkles, a mascara & an eyelid primer to keep your shadows in place. All in all it's a really nice kit.
Prime Time Eyelid Primer (original formula)
High Shine Eyecolor in Mist (metallic silver sheen)
Wink Eyecolor (antique brown)
Big & Bright Eyeliner in Black Diamond (black sheen)
Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Black
Insert Tip Card
Keepsake Charm (Foundation Pot)

 This kit contains all full size products & can be purchased at Nordstrom, Nordstrom online, Macys & Macys online for $35. Please call your local stores to check if they have it in stock.

Bare Escentuals Bright & Beautiful Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
  Sorry I have been gone for a bit but unfortunatly life doesn't always work out as we hope. Have some personal stuff going on but hopefully I can bring this blog & my beauties up to date. These Anniversary kits are way over due.

 As you know by now, BE is celebrating their 35th Anniversary. To celebrate they have created 4 Anniversary kits SMART & SAVVY, FLIRTY & FABULOUS, BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL and LOVE & HAPPINESS. I did a review for Smart & Savvy, which you can see by "clicking here" Today I will review Bright & Beautiful.

Bright & Beautiful has the best primer & liner of the entire Anniversary series of kits. To me, this is a great vintage look kit. The primer is a soft shimmer pink. The liner is a deepest grey shade. The blush has been a favorite since it was released as a mini in a Face Fashion kit a few years ago. Its a medium peach with gold shimmer. The gloss is peachy pink. The foundation primer goes on sheer but adds a radiant glow to the skin. And as with the other Anniversary kits, this one comes with an adorable chandelier charm. The chandelier is a signature piece seen at every Bare Escentuals Boutique. This kit is adorable, although not my favorite of the bunch, it is very pretty. It gives a nice clean soft look. If you are not a fan of colors or deeper shades & go for a more soft, fresh look, then this is perfect for you!
This kit includes the following pieces which are all full size.

Brightening Opal Eyelid Primer (pearlescent pink)
Big & Bright Eyeliner in Stone (dark graphite)

Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer (healthy-looking glow)
Vintage Peach Blush

100% Natural Lipgloss in Fruit Punch (pink nectar shimmer)

Pink & Silver Chandelier Charm
Tip Card with cut out messages to pass on to friends (really cute!)

This set is currently available at Ulta & ULTA online for $35.