Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bravon Meet & Greet 2011

Hello Beauties,
  Its official!! Bravon is make 4 YES 4 appearances in NYC this week!! Can you feel the excitement? I swear NYC is much more beautiful when he is in town! Please stop by one of the Boutiques to meet the most amazing makeup artist in the world!! Bravon has the tips & tricks to make you look your best & best of all, he LOVES to share!!! So while your are meeting him & getting an autographed pic, ask him for a tip or 2 ;) Can't make it to the events? No worries, you can get personal tips from Bravon by visiting Beauty Solutions With Bravon Pascua on the Bare Escentuals website!
 Here is the list of scheduled appearances!
READY PARTY on September 29, 2011 from 5pm-9pm Herald Square Boutique 44 West 34th Street located on 34th Street between 5th & 6th Avenue

MEET & GREET on September 30, 2011 from 1pm-7pm Herald Square Boutique 44 West 34th Street located on 34th Street between 5th & 6th Avenue

MEET & GREET on October 1, 2011 from 11am-1pm Times Square Boutique 1585 Broadway located on Broadway between 47th & 48th Street

MEET & GREET on October 1, 2011 from 3pm-5pm Third Avenue Boutique 1140 Third Avenue located on 3rd Avenue between 66th & 67th Street

Hope to see ya there!!

Love & Sparkles, J

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bare Escentuals The Perfect Gift 4 Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
 Here is the last of The Perfect Gift Auto Delivery plan from the Q. I got it last week & have been using the pieces of this kit for a few days now. I LOVE  the Silver Lining shadow. Its a gorgeous sparkly silver with a medium grey base. The other color, although pretty, does not match the color scheme of this kit. Its a cream sheen.The blush is a light berry with a diamond twinkle & the liner is a deep navy blue with a diamond twinkle also. The gloss is a mauve tone gloss.
 Its a great kit & has some gorgeous pieces so if these shades appeal to you I would definitely recommend it.
Bright Side (golden apple)
Silver Lining (icy granite)
Midnight Moon Eyeliner (deep navy shimmer)
Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
Tinted Hydrating Mineral Veil
Rosy Outlook Blush (berry rouge)
Pretty Amazing in Fearless (rosy mauve)
Application Tip card
Vanity hat box

This was a QVC exclusive via auto delivery plan. They will probably sell the extras next time Leslie is on the Q so tune in next week or call the Q for more info.I belive the price of this kit was just under $37.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bare Escentuals Light Show Eyeliner Collection Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
  Talk about hitting a home run, this is like a bases loaded bottom of the 9th Yankees down 3 at Fenway Park Grand Slam LOL!!!
 This collection is part of BE's Holiday Collection. I will be bringing you more of the Holiday Collection as it is released. But I gotta tell ya, if the BE Holiday Collection of 2011 is anything like this kit, my bank will be sure to call to verify ALL my purchases hahaha!
 I really don't know where to start? The value? The long lasting formula? The size of the pencils? OK Here it goes! Light Show is a collection of 3 full size pencils for just 24 bucks! You get a metallic silver which looks like a light grey until the light hits it, then it looks like silver foil! The brown is a gorgeous medium brown with a bronze sheen. The black is not really black, its more of a deepest/darkest grey shade with a sheen of dark metal for a metallic finish. They are all so beautiful, I really can't pick a favorite.
 The formula is outstanding!! I have trouble wearing the Big & Bright liners because the smear so easily.  NOT the case with these!! They last all day without budging. They don't dry as quickly as the Buxom Smoky Eye Sticks so you have a few minutes to work with them, but when they set, the last!! I can not wait to see the other colors BE will release these in!!
 Light show contains:
Metallic Eyeliner in Orbit (frosted steel)
Metallic Eyeliner in Galaxy (icy onyx)
Metallic Eyeliner in Comet (glazed bronze)

 I feel like Buddy the Elf, "I'm in love, I'm in love & I don't care who knows it!"
 I really hope BE is ready for the demand of these pencils!! I would recommend you purchase these as soon as possible because once the word gets out on how awesome these are, they will sell out everywhere!
Light Show is currently available at BE's website for $24 via this link or you can wait for them to show up at a Boutique near you by mid to late October!

Bare Escentuals Drop Red Gorgeous Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties!
 Drop Red Gorgeous is very classic. Reminds me of the vintage beauties. Its red lippie & soft dramatic eye is very vintage pin-up girl & I love that. I wasn't going to pick up this kit since everything in it is an oldie except for Virtue the lighter shadow, but I caved on FNO.
  Strength the lippie is a gorgeous cherry red which can be worn as a stain or a gloss. Note if you can't do the bright red, Bravon shared a great tip. You can warm it up just by applying Thistle lip liner onto the entire lips before applying Strength. It looks really pretty like that! Virtue is the light color, sort of the daughter of 1960's & Whisper ;) Strength the shadow is a medium grey base with light grey shimmer. The liner is a deepest dark grey.
 It's a great kit all in all but if you already have Strength the lippie & Strength the shadow, you can easily substitute the lighter shade Virtue. It is a very pretty look. Easy to create at home & the box includes everything.

Virtue Eyecolor (seashell shimmer)
Strength Eyecolor (toasted taupe matte)
Big & Bright Eyeliner in Charcoal (charcoal)
Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Black (black)
Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Strength (vibrant red)
Contour Shadow Brush
Storage box with application tips on the back cover

Drop Red Gorgeous is currently available at ULTA Bare Escentuals online for $39. It will be released to all BE Boutiques & other retailers that carry BE by October. Call your local stores for more info on official release dates.

Love & Sparkles,

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bare Escentuals Tenderheart Review & Swatches

Hello Beauties,
  Tenderheart is the new color from the BE Cares program. Proceeds of the sale of Tenderheart will go towards BE's donation to the Alzheimer's Association.
 When I saw BE's online photo for Tenderheart I was not impressed. I thought it looked a little on the dull side. BOY was I wrong!!!! Although I had already ordered it online to support the cause, I picked up 3 more at the Herald Square store during Fashion Night Out. I was speaking with the manager when I glanced down & saw this sparkly pot looking back at me. I could not believe what a beautiful color Tenderheart is!! Its a medium chocolate plum shade with these sparkly purple twinkles & there's shimmery hints of diamond, pink & green minerals. I don't think my words or photos can justify the beauty of this color! It's amazingly fantastical!!
  Its a gorgeous shade for a great cause so please pick up a pot or 3 to show your support!

 Sorry I posted so many pics but I wanted to show you all the pretty sparkles in this gorgeous color!! Click here for the direct link to Tenderheart!

Peace & Sparkles,

Giveaway Alert!!

Hi Beauties,
 I attended Fashion Night Out last week at the Bare Escentuals Boutique at Herald Square. It was so much fun! Bravon the Master Artist was there & he did a demo of the new kit Drop Red Gorgeous! It was awesome!! I have some videos for you coming soon.
 Now for FNO most stores have swag bags or samples they give away. This year BE gave an adorable pink & silver tote. It zips up into this square envelop so its easy to keep with you at all times! And guess what?? I got one for one of my followers!! Whether you follow the blog or the blog on Facebook you will all be entered! Below are pics of the bag closed & opened!
Love & Sparkles,

Note: These were only available on FNO so they are limited edition collectors items!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

BE a Force Of Beauty

 Bare Escentuals at an all time high in my book!! I always say beauty is in everything & in everything there is beauty. I love that BE has taken beauty to a REAL level!! They will have TV commercials, print  &  digital ads of women in their real skin. Not airbrushed "perfectly flawless" like everyone else has, REAL WOMEN, wrinkles & all! There is nothing better in this world than the real beauty, the one that is skin deep & BE is bringing it to you!!

The article is in today's NY TIMES online if you'd like to read more about it. I am super excited about this & can't wait to see the ads! in the link above you will also see one of the commercials that will be airing.

Love & Sparkles,

PS Here is my "Beauty Through My Eyes" note.

Beauty through my eyes

by Jessica Sparkles DelValle on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 4:07am

 I saw so many beautiful women yesterday at the Quickie Van event. Not that airbrush flawless model on the cover of every magazine but REAL BEAUTY in so many shapes & colors. Women with their beautiful children enjoying an amazing day. It brought a tear to my eye when I got home and started reviewing my photos. I though of all the beautiful people I came across yesterday & I feel so very blessed to have met them all. Women that no matter what their disability or short comings were to the superficial world, they were the most BEAUTIFUL people I had ever seen. I wish everyone could see beauty as I see it, which brought me to this.

  Beauty is what you make of it. Be kind to yourself! Make sure you love something about yourself every single day. Whether your hair looks great, your make up is flawless, your lashes are full, your eye color is poppin', your outfit is smoking hot, what ever it is,  make sure the first compliment you get every day is from yourself! Take a look in the mirror & say "You look gorgeous because your (fill in the blank) is amazing today!" Love yourself! Every wrinkle, scar, stretch mark, white hair, flaw or short coming,  every single part of you makes you special & beautiful. And it's a tale of your personal story!  Let people see you through the eyes YOU view yourself with. And to be seen beautiful you must first believe you are beautiful!
   I have practice loving something about myself every single day since I was a teenager. I had bad acne & not the cutest in the bunch & somebody had to love me besides my family, so who better than me? Ask my mom or sis, I still leave lipstick marks on the mirrors from kisses I give myself every day. Not because I am full of myself or because I think I am drop dead gorgeous, but because true love can only emit from a heart that truly loves the vessel that is carrying it. With that I mean how can you express true love towards others if you can't bestow the same feeling to yourself?
  So with this I ask each & every one of you to see yourself through my eyes. Eyes that are blind to the physical being. Eyes that only see sincerity in your words, the love that you share with each other & me, the compliments that you so freely give to all the wonderful people you have never met. Complaining about your flaws will only bring attention to your negatives. That turns people away!  Don't deny people the opportunity of loving you. Give them a chance to love you for the real person you are.
   Every day I feel inspired by one of you & I appreciate every single one of you for who you are, not the image on your FB page. I love you for the images I have seen in all your beautiful words & actions towards each other. There is really nothing better than an accepting heart, a heart that loves itself truly & a heart that judges without vision.

Stop the self hate & start the self love!

Love & Sparkles,

Thursday, September 1, 2011

BE Cares Bare Escentuals Tenderheart

Hi Beauties,
 I am so excited!! The new BE Cares color has been released. It is called Tenderheart. Tenderheart was elected on the BE Addicts forum site. They gave us a few options of charities & we voted for Alzheimer's Association. Every single jar of Tenderheart purchased will help fund BE's donation to the Alzheimer's Association. I already placed my order for this color & I hope you will too. What's better than shopping for a cause? I will review it as soon as it arrives. I will post the direct link below!

The color is described as a Mocha Violet! Can't wait to see it in person!
TENDERHEART can be purchased on the  Bare Escentuals website & soon available at BE Boutiques near you! Call your local Boutique to see if they have it in stock first! Remember that during the month of September you get free shipping on all New Arrivals on the website by using the promo code SEPTEMBER
Love & Sparkles,