Sparkle Bites: 3 Things I Like About Beauty Biz Bliss

It’s not uncommon for a modern woman to work, cook dinner, be the beautiful and charming date at her SO’s work event, and even be a mom. And I’m just grazing the basic roles here, so yeah, it can be a lot to handle.

That's why I was very excited when I learned that Frances, Martine, and Ginger were launching BeautyBizBliss.com! It's a website that helps bring powerful women together.

That’s why I was very excited when I learned that Frances, Martine, and Ginger were launching BeautyBizBliss.com! It’s a website that helps bring powerful women together.

“We talked about what we’re good at and what we’re poor at and realized we can help each other out,” says Frances. And when the trio realized that other women needed help too, they created a venue where like-minded gals can get together and form a tribe where they can share stories, swap business contacts, and help build each other up.

Try exploring their pretty website and join their mailing list for more info! Their blog posts are rich with insights + helpful how-tos.

Click on the photo to explore their pretty website and join their mailing list for more info!

During the Beauty Biz Bliss launch-slash-gathering, we were asked to share a bit about ourselves and what we do—and maaaaan—I was in shock. Women are multi-hyphenates now and work hard to chase all their passions. It made me realize that there’s this desire to “do everything”—like have the dream job, create online success, and have the family to come home to.

If that's your goal, then you could definitely use these three wonder women in your life.

If that’s your goal, then you could definitely use these three wonder women (who are also top mommy bloggers, btw) in your life.

Want to learn more about it? More deets (and the incredible swag bag I got) after the jump! Continue reading

Sparkle TV: Winners Of The Happy Skin Giveaway!

You guys!! Thank you to everyone who subscribed to my channel, watched the video, and followed Happy Skin! It was so much fun to hear from you all and feel your excitement about the products. P.S. If you haven’t seen my unboxing video yet, click play below!

 

So as you probably already know, I’m giving away THREE Happy Skin Served On A Silver Platter Kits! A lot of you have been patiently waiting to find out who the winners are, so without further ado… Continue reading

#GetLippieTuesday: Stila Liquid Lipstick in Bacca

Check out one of the latest lippies from Stila’s Spring 2016 collection!

It's the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bacca!

It’s the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bacca! Click here to see the other shades from their Spring collection—they have 5 including this one!

The color is gorgeous! I’m a sucker for bolder lip shades, so I’ve been using it almost every day now. It says it’s similar to raspberry on their website, but to me, it actually looks more like a deep, cranberry red. What do you think?

This creamy matte can last up to 6 hours and it feels pretty light on your lips.

This creamy matte can last up to 6 hours and it feels pretty light on your lips. Win!

Because it’s long-lasting, you will need to use a good makeup remover to get it all off at the end of the day. But other than that, you’ll be happy to know that you can wear this without prepping your pout with lip balm without drying it out (its formula has moisturizing avocado oil and vitamin E). The color is also über rich if you apply a full coat, but I actually like wearing it as a stain for a sexy, just-kissed effect.

Just dab a bit of color on your ring finger and then press it into your lips.

Just dab a bit of color on your ring finger and then press it into your lips. I’m also wearing it here if you want to see another pic.

You do have to be careful when applying it to make sure that it doesn’t go past your lip line (just use a brush for precision). I really like using this lippie on days when I have lots of meetings and can’t be bothered with retouching. And honestly, guys? I’d say this is waaaaay more worth it than the Kylie Lip Kits if you want a matte, liquid lipstick that you won’t get tired of. It may not be as exciting or hyped up, but trust me, you’ll use this (and end up loving it) more in the long run. Haha, kinda like the good guy you should date :p

Not into darker lip colors? Click here and here to check out my other Stila lippie reviews! ♥

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Stila Available at Rustan’s Department Stores. Click here to visit their international site.

My Current Products On Rotation

Oh boy! Summer is in full swing, guys. Can you believe that the temperature was 93ºF today and might even reach 97ºF on Sunday? #melting

Skincare and makeup picks for the past few weeks!

That’s why I’ve been testing a few new products to see if they’ll help me stay fresh and pimple-free even though the weather is crazy hot.

I’ve been using these for about two weeks now, and so far, I’ve been happy with the results. If you’re looking for beauty ideas and insights on how you can beat the heat this summer, keep reading! I’ll tell you how the products above (from Jane Iredale, NARS, Happy Skin, Elizabeth Arden, Shu Uemura, and ArtDeco) are helping me beat the heat.  Continue reading

Instagram Freebie Winner!

My loyal readers (and avid commenters) get serious plus points when it comes to winning the contests on my blog, so…

You won! Send me your shipping details please, so I can send the 6K worth of beauty loot for you and your friend!

You won! Send your shipping details to beautyandsparkle@yahoo.com, so I can send the 6K worth of beauty loot to you and your friend!

Watch out for more contests soon, so make sure you’re following me on Instagram via @beautyandsparkl and subscribed to my YouTube channel here to make sure you get first dibs. And thank you so much to everyone who joined! If you haven’t won yet, you know what to do ;)

P.S.
I’m currently in Bohol on vacay! Follow me on Snapchat (@beautyandsparkl) to see what I’m up to! ♥

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