Grab & Go Lips

Jun 28, 2011

Hey there!  I can't believe it's been like 6 days since I posted....eeeek.  I need to seriously manage my time a little better.  But anywhoo, this little tid bit of a post is about my grab and go lip products.  Anytime I have to go somewhere for longer than a day I usually pack 5-6 lip products to get me through the trip.  For the Spring/Summer seasons these have been the products that I keep handy!

Dior Addict Lip Glow
MAC Hot House Lipglass
MAC Athena's Kiss Lipglass
Stila Caprice Long Wear Liquid Lip Color 
MAC Creme Cerise Lipstick
MAC Violetta Lipstick
Nars Dolce Vita Lipgloss
I usually pop them in my little pink pouch for easy transport.
From L to R:  Lip Glow, Hot House, Athena's Kiss, Caprice, Creme Cerise, Violetta, Dolce Vita
From L to R:  Hot House, Athena's Kiss, Caprice, Creme Cerise, Violetta, Dolce Vita
Do you take more lip products when going on a trip or less?

Giveaway Winner!

Jun 22, 2011

Congrats to Danielle!  I have sent you an email!  Please confirm your delivery address within 48 hours and confirm which gift card you would like to receive.

Thanks to everyone that entered!  I will host another giveaway in August! :-)

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

Jun 18, 2011

I ran out of my ultimate favorite foundation in the universe, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation.  Now that I have moved I order it online because I don't know anywhere locally that sells it.  While I wait for my order to arrive I decided to go to the local beauty store to see if they had any foundation that I could possibly use.  Of course I love Nars' products so I decided to try their Sheer Glow foundation.  I already have the Sheer Matte foundation but I purchased it in the wrong color so I can't really use that one and since it is summer time I wanted to try something with a lighter look/finish.

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
Available at select retailers including Nars & Sephora
$42 USD
My Shade - New Guinea
Loves - The finish, the shade range, the consistency.
Hates - The price & the lack of a pump

What is your current favorite foundation?  Spill it!

MAC Surf Baby Collection

Jun 10, 2011

Finally!  My Surf Baby order arrived.  Let me tell you this has been the longest wait ever.  So I pre-ordered my stuff from Nordstrom because I love their customer service and they always put my stuff to the side.  So anywhoo, I gave them my address and my parents address as a secondary address.  Well she sent it to my parents house which means I had to wait until my moms shipped me the stuff...jeez it took forever to get here.  I finally got it a couple days ago and here it is.

My Purchases:
Surf, Baby Cheek Powder - $28
Hibiscus Lipstick - $15.50
Billionaire Bronze Bronzer Stick - $29.50
Surf USA Eye Shadow - $15.50
Saffron Eye Shadow - $15.50
Surf the Ocean Crushed Metal Pigment - $32.50
182 Brush - $47.00

So far I love everything and I fully intend to rock my new bronzer with Nars Taj Mahal Blush tomorrow.

Surf, Baby Cheek Powder - sorry I'm not swatching this one yet....

Hibiscus Lipstick

Billionaire Bronze Bronzer Stick

Surf USA Eye Shadow

Saffron Eye Shadow
Saffron, Surf USA

Surf the Ocean Crushed Metal Pigment

182 Brush
That's all folks.  I'm cutting my makeup budget so my purchases won't be this intense from now on....hopefully! Oh and all product pictures were taken in sunlight without flash.  :-)

Too Faced - Romantic Eye Collection

Jun 8, 2011

Can I just say how much I love these Too Faced Collections, I have the Smoky and Natural Eye Collections as well.  My only complaint in the past has been the bulkiness of the box that the shadows are housed in.  Thankfully the people at Too Faced have made the palettes smaller and now I am totally in love.
This palette makes me want to renew my vows! It really is a fantastic gift for brides, bridesmaids or any girl that loves makeup!

Shadow Names
First Row:  Soulmates, I Do, Un-Veil
Second Row:  Kiss the Bride, Cut the Cake, First Dance
Bottom Row:  Bouquet Toss, Honeymoon, Ever After 

From L to R: Soulmates, I Do, Un-Veil, Kiss the Bride, Cut the Cake, First Dance, Bouquet Toss, Honeymoon, Ever After  
                                                                                            Taken w/ Flash
From L to R: Soulmates, I Do, Un-Veil, Kiss the Bride, Cut the Cake, First Dance, Bouquet Toss, Honeymoon, Ever After  
                                                                                            Taken w/o Flash

The colors really pop and all the shadows were swatched without a base.  These aren't particularly special colors but I love them anyway and I would definitely recommend this kit.  I will also purchase more of these collections in the future.

Available at:  Sephora & Too Faced
Price: $35

GIVEAWAY! CLOSED Winner will be announced soon!

Jun 6, 2011

WELCOME BACK!  I brought the blog back from the dead.  Becomeglam has transformed into ShinyHappyPretty.  With a new name comes a new giveaway!  So I was thinking, what should I giveaway.  I finally decided to give away what I would want!  Gift Card time! 


 I am giving away one (1) Sephora Gift Card containing $75 or you can choose one (1) MAC Gift Card containing $75.  The Gift Card will be sent to the winner by mail. (If the winner is outside the US the $75 can be sent by PayPal instead)

  • The contest starts today, June 6, 2011 at 3:00 PST and ends Monday, June 20, 2011 at 11:59PM (PST)
  • Please enter a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win
  • The first name or twitter name of the winner will be posted on this blog  How To Enter:
  • 1 - Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite summer makeup item is
     ***If you enter with this option, please leave a valid email address.  Email addresses will not be published and will only be used to notify the winner.
  • 2 - Tweet this:  Follow @becomeglam and RT to Win a $75 Gift Card from Sephora or MAC!
Contest Rules:
  • Must follow via Google Friend Connect ------> Press the follow button on the right side of the page (if you previously followed me from, you will need to follow again)
  • If you enter via twitter, you must follow @becomeglam on twitter
  • The contest is open to all my followers 18 years of age or older
  • The contest starts today, June 6, 2011 at 3:00 PST
  • Entries must be in by Monday, June 20, 2011 at 11:59PM PST
  • The winner will be selected at random and contacted June 22, 2010 by 11:59 PST
  • The winner has 48 hours to confirm delivery address.  If winner does not confirm, a replacement winner will be randomly chosen.
  • You may enter as often as you like via twitter, only 1 entry is allowed through the comments section
  • Offer is void where prohibited by law

May 2011 Favorites

Jun 3, 2011

Moving sucks but makeup is Awesome!  So I've moved once again and I've been shopping my stash a bit because my hauling has slowed down.  Here are my favorite things for the month of May.

  • Rock & Republic Blush - Shameless
Shameless is a gorgeous color on and I absolutely love how it has shimmer but I don't look like a disco ball when I apply it.  It looks a little pink in the picture because of the flash but it is more bronze/brown with shimmer.
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Falsies made me fall in love with drugstore mascaras again.  It is really black, which I love, and it lengthens.
  • Kat Von D Lipstick - Lolita
Lolita is the perfect pink for me when I want to be understated and just cute.  It goes with a dramatic eye or a neutral look.  It is my tiny little go-to lipstick.
  • CoverGirl Queen Collection Bronzer - Ebony Bronze
All hail the Queen bronzer.  Lovely Lovely Lovely.  It gives that glow (I could do without the shimmer though) and it is good underneath blush to bring extra life to the face.
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - NW40
Pro Longwear is Awesome.  Hands down my favorite concealer that I have ever tried.  It dries down quickly.  It covers my dark circles. It doesn't crease. I am obsessed with this Concealer.
  • Clinique Gel Liner - True Black
Smooth, doesn't dry least not yet (I've had it for about 2-3 months)!
  • Bare Escentuals Eye Color - Fire Opal
Gorgeous color.  In person it turns this orange/green/amazing color and it is just one of my favorite eye colors of all time.  I love it!

Hope you enjoyed looking at some of my favorites.  What are some of yours?

Look of the Day!

Jun 2, 2011

Cleaning all day but found time to primp.  Here is the look that I came up with.

Products Used:

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - NW40
Make Up Forever HD Foundation - 173 mixed w/ MAC Pro Longwear Foundation - NW45
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Plus
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Dark

Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze
NARS Blush - Exibit A 

Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Corrector - 4
MAC Eye Shadow - Espresso
MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW40

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Eye Shadow Wild By Nature
Bare Escentuals Pure Radiance Face Color
NYX Eye Shadow - Matte Turquoise
Too Faced Eye Shadow - Dark Blue color from the Smokey Eye Kit
Clinique Gel Liner - True Black
MAC Eye Kohl - Feline
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara - Blackest Black

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick - Lolita

That's it for now! :-)

I'm Back!

Jun 1, 2011

Hey Pretty People!

Missed you guys.  Sorry I went away for awhile but I'm back and ready to blog some beauty.  If you are interested in why I left, click here, and read my long story about how some folks pissed me off!  But if you could care less and just want to get to the pretty, I have a special giveaway coming up that I think you will like...maybe even love.  How does some Nars sound...or some Lancome....or some MAC or maybe..... well we shall see.  Look out for the giveaway to start on June 6th and I will try to have more than one winner and this time I will actually post the winners name!  Oh I'm getting better at this blogging thing already.  So anywhoo, thanks for subscribing and get ready for some makeup fun.

Love ya MUCHO!


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