Archive | July 2012

I read this on LadyRomp’s page, who always has very useful information for women. This is super important info seeing how Breast cancer (Cancer in general) is rising. Take care ladies!


Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

#1 New York Times Bestselling author, family physician specializing in nutritional medicine and natural methods

At the recent American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, new evidence highlighted the importance of cruciferous vegetables for breast cancer protection.

The cruciferous vegetable family:

  • Arugula


  • Bok choy


  • Broccoli


  • Broccoli rabe


  • Broccolini


  • Brussels sprouts


  • Cabbage


  • Cauliflower


  • Collards


  • Horseradish


  • Kale


  • Kohlrabi


  • Mustard greens


  • Radish


  • Red cabbage


  • Rutabaga


  • Turnips


  • Turnip greens


  • Watercress

The cruciferous family is unique among vegetables because of their glucosinolate content — glucosinolates give cruciferous vegetables their characteristic spicy or bitter tastes; when the plant cell walls are broken by blending, chopping, or chewing, an enzyme called myrosinase converts glucosinolates to isothiocyanates (ITCs) — compounds with potent anti-cancer effects, including:1


  • Anti-inflammatory effects — ITCs have been found to decrease…

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Look of the Day- Sunset over LA

This is another entry look I created for the Inglot/makeupbee contest. To me there’s nothing more beautiful than watching a sunset on a clear day with no clouds in sight. The sky just looks gorgeous in Orange and yellow with red streaks.

In my look the ocean is represented by blue and turquoise liner on the lower lash lines and the lid represents the fire in the sky. I really enjoyed creating this and I love how it came out. I love all things tropical and beachy. Put me on a beach and I will live there forever! With food and a man of course 😉

I hope you like this look and if you do, please take a minute to click the link and like on makeupbee. If you haven’t already, submit your entry before it’s too late!

Products used for eyes:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance (Primer)

Makeup Forever Aqua Cream 11 (Base for inner 1/3 of lid)

Mac Flammable Paint (Base in Crease and outer eye lid)

SugarPill Burning Hearts Palette

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil Deviant (Lower Water Line) 

Makeup Forever Aqua Cream 21(Under Deviant on lower lash line)

Liquid Eyeliner to line upper lash line

White Eye Pencil

Makeup Forever False Lashes( The number faded)




Look of the Day- Brazilian Tropics

I entered a new contest from Makeupbee, it’s a tropics inspired look. All the looks are amazing so far and it’s just day one! Take a minute and click the link and vote for me. I also encourage all beauty addicts to participate. You never know, you just might win! 🙂 You can enter a few times(I think) so I will be doing another look, or 2, very soon!
Hope you like the look; if so please vote.

Products used on Eyes:

Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot

Mac Golden Lemon Pigment

Mac Goldmine e/s

Makeup Forever Aqua Liner 4


NYX Eye Shadow Base




NYX Eye Shadow Base 3


NYX Eye Shadow Base 3 &1

I thought I would do a semi review for, with some tips on how to use, NYX Eye Shadow Base.
NYX has 3 different eye shadow bases, white, pearl and skin tone. The purpose of this is to add intensity to your eye shadows. I really like the white shade to make my eye colors more bold and I like the skin tone shade for neutral, more subtle eye looks. Skin tone also works well with colorful shadows but in my opinion not as well as the white base. I do really like these bases because they are creamy and smooth and they blend really nicely on the lid.

Keep in mind, this eye shadow base is just that; a base. It is NOT a primer so its not waterproof, it does crease and it will melt off as the day goes if used alone as a primer, especially on oily lids. I wanted to test my theory because I see people using this as a primer with nothing underneath. You must, absolutely must, use a primer under this for it to last. For example, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Mac Prep and Prime would be work great! It’s so important to use a primer under your eyeshadows, I can’t stress that enough, because primers really do make your eye makeup look smoother and last all day. Think of someone painting their room or a house; a painter would never apply the color before prepping first. Why? because it’s gonna chip away and come off at some point.

So what’s the point us using this if you still need to wear a primer? It just intensifies the color of your eyeshadows. Just like Paint Pots, Shade Sticks etc.
Below are some pictures of a look I did recently, I used the same exact products the only difference is in one look I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance to prime under the NYX White base and I definitely saw the difference. But you be the judge!
What do you think? Do you used the NYX base on its own with no problems?


Using Just NYX White Base


With Too Faced Shadow Insurance+NYX White Base

Model of the Day- Hollywood Glamour

This weekend I did makeup for this wonderful photographer who wanted a Hollywood glamour look; red lips, defined brows and big lashes. With her blonde hair, the model reminded me of Christina Aguilera. I had so much fun doing this look! I haven’t gotten the final prints yet but he got some good shots of the process. I love working with this photographer and I love doing makeup! A very productive day! I’ll post the final prints on my Makeup by Lady D page at the top as soon as I get them!