Friday, June 29, 2012

Beauty Blog Hop Friday Begins...

After seeing and participating in a couple of blog hops I thought it might be fun to create my own. The blog hop will be posted every Friday going forward. I figure the more the merrier. I've ran across some really great blogs that I have never seen before thanx to these blog hops so I'm hoping by creating a weekly one of my own it would help a lot of you talented gals out there with some exposure. There is also a link below my header for easy access as well.

Rules are: 

1. Follow Msbeautygeek via Blogspot
2. Post about the blog hop or add the blog hop button to your Blog
3. When checking out blogs below and leaving comments don't forget to mention where you found them.

note: spread the word so it can boost  up your chance on receiving more followers as well =)

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Monday, June 25, 2012

a proud GIRLFRIEND & a funfilled weekend =)

So how was everyone's weekend? mines was pretty relaxing as usual. Any time out of my work routine is relaxing lol. Friday my Hunny found out that his commercial ad for Footlocker has been posted up in stores all across the world. How exciting right?! I'm such a proud Girlfriend he he.

Coupon Codes!!!!


Just wanted to share a promo code I received in an email this morning for Karmaloop. $20 off of $75 plus free shipping and if you enter Msbeautygeek20 in the for the REP code you will receive an additional 20% off, such an awesome deal. Enjoy your Monday everyone and Happy Shopping =) .

♥ Msbeautygeek


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mac's Ruffian Manicures, Yay or Nay?

I've heard a lot of ranting with Mac's new Ruffian Manicures lately because consumers are saying they are not tasteful and look cheap, i guess it's due to the fact that they are press ons. They're everywhere and in my opinion pretty sufficient. I personally have not tried any press ons during my "adult" years but I'm very interested in the Ruffian manicures. I've had plenty of failed attempts at the nail salon trying to get the half moon mani's and the mini stiletto nails. Well, the stiletto nails weren't a total FAIL but it is definitely a trend that gets sickening to the eye very quickly, so this is where I believe these press ons can come to play! They are temporary and fun. What do you girls think, yay or nay?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What's In My Bag Tag

Hey there ladies,

So I was recently going through my blogger subscribers and ran across a "what's in my bag tag post". It sort of inspired me to post one of my own and being that I had some free time at work  it was perfect timing. I've seen plenty of posts with this tag but I was never really intrigued to do my own until now so thanx, enjoy =)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Karma Loop Haul & 20% Off Code

Hey Ladies,

Sigh... I have been patiently waiting for this order to come in and it finally has! Karmaloop had an amazing warehouse sale last week on a lot of new merchandise and I didn't have any intentions on going shopping but i couldn't resist such great bargains (all items were purchased with my own money). They are always running great sales and the best part is they have double coupon entries; a promo code entry and a REP coupon entry. Who doesn't love coupons, I know I LOVE them ha ha. I teamed up with them and was able to create a rep coupon code for you guys, therefore you can receive 20% off of your initial purchase. Just place the REP coupon code msbeautygeek20 during checkout and your good to go Happy Shopping xoxo.

Take a look at the steal I received, what do you gals think? I'm in LUST! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Benefit Box o’ Powder Ultra Plush Glosses

 OH MY !!! I have something other then fireworks to look forward to in July. Benefit will be coming out with a Ultra Plush Gloss line that are the exact (hence the name) colors as their infamous powders. How freakin' AWESOME is that? I can hardly wait =D ...

Box o’ Powder Ultra Plush Gloss ($16.00)

  • Bella Bamba Sheer bright watermelon
  • Coralista Sheer coral
  • Dallas Dusty rose
  • Dandelion Soft pearly pink
  • Hoola Shimmering golden nude
  • Sugarbomb Shimmery pinky nude

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Vintage loving ♥

Okay, so when I went thrifting on Sunday my intentions were to look for some more high waisted jeans (as if I need any more SMH) but instead I ran across this vintage chair that screamed "I have potential TAKE ME" lol so I couldn't resist. I mean come on it was only $3.99, yes girl $3.99! I've been working on it ever since and all I need is to find the perfect fabric for re-upholstery. I'm a little timid to purchase it online because knowing me I'll be very unhappy with whatever is sent to me... never satisfied I tell you ha ha. I definitely plan on posting my adventure with you guys when I'm done so you can tell me what you think. I'm excited to see the before & after =) .

Excited to wear some tie dye

Hey Girls,

I finally put some use to my  inspired Isabel Marant top. I wish I would have thought of doing a full shot so this post could of been an OOTD  but I totally did not have that in mind =( . I'll share with you a set of what I wore exactly down below, enjoy.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

MIA story =)

Hola Amigas,

So I know I've been a little MIA recently, if you are wondering what I've been up to well...... I've been thrifting, shopping and relaxing. I wanted to share my little week's adventure with you gals just in case you are interested and later on I will post a shopping haul. This weekend was pretty much spent with the Hubs & the family I did some coloring to my cousins hair (ombre style) and hada fun filled day doing some retail therapy on Sunday. Father's day is coming up and I can't be empty handed ha ha and plus a little shopping for me wouldn't hurt =) . Then towards the end of the afternoon we headed out to a Portuguese festival to enjoy some Sangria. How was your weekend?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dip Dyeing Denim

Well hello there Darlings,
The other day I was pretty psyched that I had some time to do a little Dip Dyeing with two pairs of my high waisted shorts. I love how they came out which may be an issue because now all I wanna do is DYE everything in sight ha ha. I also took a picture of myself trying them on but the picture came out a little to blurry but if you still would like for me to post them just let me know and i'll add them in. What do you gals think?

Things I used for dip dyeing:
Rit Liquid Dyes in Purple and Aquamarine
Salt for Dye mix

Monday, June 4, 2012

Outfit Of The Day


Top: DIY Old Navy button up from Goodwill ($4.99)
Bottom: Hollister Jeggings ($39.50)
Shoes: Steve Madden Oxfords (on sale for $12.99 at Loehmans)
Arm Candy: Boss BCBG Generation ($18.00) , Forever21Spikes ($6.80), Style & Co. Watch ($29.98)
Earrings: Hoops from Forever 21 (old)

Note: I provided the links for the things that are currently available online. The items that are not linked are either sold out or thrifted.

DIY Muscle Tee

Things you will need:
  • Old t-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Pen

  1. Lay your t-shirt down and cut both the bottom and neck hem.
  2. Cut off the sleeves starting from the shoulders and repeat with the other side. Do this to your liking depending on how thick you want your straps.
  3. Flip your t-shirt over and draw out a v, it can go as low or as thin as you'd like.
  4. Now you are going to take the bottom hem that you cut off and cut it to make one long piece.
  5. Take the long hem piece and wrap it around starting from the top of the neckline and wrap it around tightly going as low as you'd like and wrap the piece back up to the top to tie both ends together.
  6. Cut the excess hem piece and you're almost done.
  7. Try on the top and draw out if you would like to lower the neckline in the front and sides. I chose to lower them so I can wear a bandeau top, whatever you prefer & voila !

May Favorites ♥

Benefit Gilded Eyeliner (tangerine gold highlighter)
I LOVE.. I repeat LOVE this for my inner corner tear duct area and since I've been tanned lately it looks great. It can be worn for both day and night looks, I prefer to wear it for when i want that bronzey look (which has been every day for weeks now lol) . It can also be used like a primer to give that extra pop of color on the eye lid.

MAC's Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Asian Flower 
This Lipstick is my favorite lipstick ever hands down! She is my soul mate ha ha! I have no idea how to explain this product except that you need it, fa real! It has this smooth texture with lots of pigment and is the perfect color for all year round. Compliments so many skin tones and there is no need for mixing. Usually when I apply (& I'm sure I'm not the only one) a lipstick I have to apply a lip balm or some sort of gloss so it wont look too cakey or dry but there is no need for it with this lipstick..You just throw it on and go SIGH, love...that is all.

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia
oh my bajesus... How did I make it in life without this perfume? I'm soon going to do a collective perfume post so you can see the various perfumes and scents to my liking. Then maybe you'll get a wif as to why I am obsessed with this fragrance. I wear it about 6 out of 7 days, no lie & I'm a little timid that I might finish it up way too fast that's why I cut one day out of the week ha ha. It's one of those scents that you just cant stop sniffing, perfect for summer. It's like Summer in a bottle =P.

MAC's Arena Eyeshadow 
It's a satin eyeshadow with a soft gold peach with pearl tone. I've been using this religiously for an all over the eye lid color for all those lazy days (practically everyday ha ha). It's great for when you're on the go and don't have time to squeeze in your makeup. It's definitely a color that has been neglected in my palette that I'm glad I came across again.

Benefit's Hoola Bronzer
I love this bronzer! Although, that is a horrible swatch down below due to my major tan it is way more pigmented on the face I promise lol. I love the matte finish and I like the fact that it is very build-able and easy to blend. 

MAC's Bubble Lounge Lipgelee
Sigh... I really don't know what I'm going to do when i hit pan on this product. It's a limited edition product so I might go searching some CCO's to see if I can get my hands on some backups. This is a great gloss for all year round and looks great over lipsticks.

MAC's Hanging Loose Mineralize Blush (In the Groove Collection LE)
This is a satin bright pink and pearly lavender tone.I've had this blush for awhile and never gave it potential until now. It's definitely been one of my everyday blushes this month. Looks great for summer and you don't even need to apply a highlight, kinda kills two birds with one stone.

Urban Decay Tinted Moisturizer
This was purchased during one of their big sales so I decided to try it out since I'm a fan of tinted moisturizers but it was a little too dark for my complexion; it's perfect now though. I've heard a lot of rants about it being streaky and I find that it works better just by using your fingers. It's not full coverage but I like that for the Summer. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Exfoliate that bad boy

Are you Beach Bums like me? ... Then I suggest you squeeze in some time to exfoliate that BODY before tanning. It is very important to exfoliate before tanning for multiple reasons. Exfoliating removes all that dead skin which will help you achieve a better and longer lasting tan. I exfoliate about once every other week but i also have soft exfoliating beads that are already formulated into my body wash. Make sure to keep your skin moisturized if you want to keep that tan ladies, I can't stress that enough. Here's what I use to exfoliate =] .

Victoria's Secret Renewing Body Scrub
I purchased this scrubber in the Goji Berry & Mango scent and OH MY GOD, it's like little heaven ha ha. If you can't tell by now I love anything fruity. I like this body exfoliator because it doesn't hurt, who enjoys scubbing their life away.. not I! It works great and also has an oil like moisturizer that softens the skin wonderfully. 

Co Bigelow Mentha Lip Buffer
This is a lip exfoliator that i purchased from Bath & Body Works. It's efficient, smells great and tastes like sugar. There are many out there on the market that all do the same thing so I'm not going to rave about this product & soon I will post a DIY at home lip scubber that works just the same.

Lush's Ocean Salt
I raved about this enough in a previous post so I won't go into detail but I use this for my face. It can be used anywhere on the body but I prefer to use it this way =] . It's refreshing, helps with break outs, blackheads and flaky dry skin.

Heeeey there Mr.Pumice ha ha! Me & this guy go way back. Ladies, you can't forget to exfoliate those feet as well especially with Summer around the corner. Put those flips flops on with ease and confidence.

Isabel Marant Inspired Top

Hey Sweets,

I just wanted to share a before and after picture of a denim shirt i found thrifting a while back that was posted in one of my Hauls. I'm sorry that I didn't take any actual pictures of the steps that were made but I typed out the steps I made during this DIY project. I was "inspired" by the Isabel Marant bleached shirt that Rihanna was seen wearing down below, enjoy xo.

Notes: I did a tie dye technique (twisting and scrunching up fabric then tightening it with rubber bands) all over the top. Added 2 cups of bleach and one cup of water into a bucket then laid the top on each side for 30 minutes. Rinsed with some cold water and washed it alone in the washing machine then left it to hang dry.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Who wears short shorts

Houston, we have a problem! I am OBSESSED ahhhh lol. I know I said in a previous post that my original plan was to do my thrifting DIY projects over the weekend but I was so excited that i finally got my hands on some vintage Levi's that i just couldn't deal ha ha, that and I had to do laundry so it made sense to throw them in after slicing them up. I wanted to share my envisioned look with you gals =D . How do you wear your short shorts?

high waisted shorts