Sunday, October 11, 2009

MAC Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask Review

I am LOVING this product! I purchased the mask after a subbie's encouragement and I am so impressed. First, I washed my face with my usual cleanser and applied the mask immediately to my damp face with wet hands (water activates the warming sensation.) The intense heat felt great on my tired face! Although the sensation only lasts about five seconds, it allows the mask to work deeper and help unclog your pores from impurities. I felt like Shakira in La Tortura video while smearing the black mask all over my face lol.
Because the heat is activated on contact with water, I began applying it to my problem areas which are my nose (clogged pores) and chin (menstrual breakout) before spreading it all over-careful to avoid the sensitive eye area! The mask only requires five minutes to work its magic and washing it off was a breeze! My skin felt very soft and the blemish on my chin which was inflamed before the mask has reduced considerably! I was actually worried the mask would irritate that area so I was thrilled to discover the complete opposite! I have a feeling that this mask, along with my current cleanser and the Volcanic Ash exfoliator will be just the thing to clear my stubborn pores and make my skin glow!
I highly recommend giving the mask a try and I can't wait to see what my skin looks like a month from now using this mask once a week. =)

Friday, September 18, 2009

.99 cent Red Cherry Lashes!!

Red Cherry lashes are on sale now at Status Glam Status Glam for only .99 cents!! Is this not amazing news?! Take advantage of this awesome price now and get ready for holiday season! =]

XO, Bryani<33

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fashion Forward Interview Outfit.

Hi Dolls!
Soooo I have a huuuuge interview this upcoming thursday and I have been going nuts getting everything ready! I thought I'd share the things I've purchased so far =]

The lovely Dulce's "How to glam up your 9-5" video was SUCH a big help I can not thank her enough! I fell in love with one of the outfits she wears in this video (the one with the yellow top and flower lace pantyhose), I knew it'd be perfect for my interview, except I have to wear all black ;)

The Top.

Yellow Victorian Ruffle Top available at $26.99
They didn't have it in black so I ordered the white top and I'm actually going to dye it myself with good old Rit fabric dye (available at Wal-mart) I have NEVER done this before so I can only hope for the best!

It feels like there's a 50/50 chance of me wearing this top to the interview. One, because I ordered it yesterday (labor day-no post office) and although I paid $25 extra for express shipping, it still may not arrive by tomorrow.. and Two, I may ruin it during the dye job lol! but it was a risk I was willing to take for such a beautiful outfit(I already have a different back-up blouse just in case!).

The Pencil Skirt.

Express- Studio Stretch High Waist Pencil Skirt. $49.50

I love it! It wears beautifully and it's so comfy! It cinches the waist and the stretch fabric really hugs your curves. I feel confident wearing it which is most important!

The Shoes.

Charlotte Russe Platform Pumps. 24.99 I couldn't find a picture of the exact shoes I purchase but they're similar, only mine are patent leather and peep toe.

The shoes at CR. are buy one, get one for $10; so I got a pair Suede Slouchy Boots

They're knee-high and I love em!

On the hunt for:

The flower laced stockings!! I got beautiful flower lace LEGGINGS from Forever 21 but I just don't like how they are cut off at the ankles..

it doesn't look right with a pencil skirt.. if anybody knows where to find the stockings please leave me a comment! If I can't find them tomorrow, I'll just pick up some sheer black pantyhose but I feel that the flower lacing would be strongly remembered and just gives the whole outfit a huge dose of fierceness. Do you agree? -

The Backup.

Miley Cyrus & Max Azria - Chiffon Ruffle Blouse $12.00 (!)

The Hair.

My hair is a lot shorter after they "trimmed it" so I wanted to get hair extensions! *shout out to my yt bff Ledy! fafibaby12 lol* I bought the human hair extensions strip at Sally's for $49, and I will prepare it tonight by sewing the clips into it. I'm going to wear my hair curled and half up w/ a big birdsnest (teased) lol and I'll be wearing a black flower hair clip that has glitter and feathers! =] I'm going to keep the accessories simple and wear my Black Daisy Stone Bracelet from Status Glam.

Yay! I'm feeling really good about this.. the outfit is probably only a small factor in helping me get the job but I need to feel confident and do my best!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Hi dolls! I've just added the sidekick app Blog Warrior to my phone in hopes of keeping this thing updated more frequently. I want to keep this blog personal as well as makeup related to better keep in touch with you! Would you guys mind some diet/fitness (or lack of!) and everyday nonsense? Im going to try and update at least four times a week!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Meet Suri! =]

My niece, Jazmine just got her very first pet =]
The breeder brought us two pekingese puppies and a t-cup poodle to choose from and I immediately fell in love with the pups<3 but the pekingese are soo lazy! lol The tiny poodle was mingling with everybody and barking at my chihuahua Giselle while the other two just laid flat on the floor! If you've watched The Girls Next Door on E! you probably remember Bridget's puppy Wedneday.. they're the same breed =]

This is the puppy my sister decided on (my fav!). Her name is Suri Gremlin haha. Isn't she cute?!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lisi's Haul

First of all I loved her title! haha
Status: Glam?
Yes girls, we can all be glamour status 24/7! hehe

Lisi made a post on her blog featuring the items she received from and I loved it!

We were supposed to meet up at the IMATS in June but her phone battery died! lol There are so many amazing people that I have yet to meet and it's all so exciting. Have I mentioned how much I love my subscribers?!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Boutique!!!

So lovers and friends guess what I've been doing (and no- not my makeup! bahh I lost a contact two days after I'd received my new prescription- after a month of waiting- and I am once again BLIND- no use doing makeup if I'm going to hide behind glasses- plus I'd probably mess up the eyeliner with my blurry vision hah.. sorry for the lack of tutorials, I'm hitting up Costco manana! ahaha)


I've been incredibly busy getting my boutique online and up and running! Yep, yep! I'm extremely excited!! I currently work for my parents and I manage one of the stores, So I thought it'd be a great idea to offer the merchandise online to all of you beautiful people! and thanks to my mom, I'm extremely proud to say that this online branch will be completely my own <3 (I'll just freeload off of her paid employees to help with the packaging! lol)


Handbags, wallets, keychains, laptop bags, bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc. etc.

I can not WAIT to share this site with you, but the wait won't be long! I promise!

XO Bryani

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Turquoise Eyed Berries

Products List:

MAC Sea Me shadestick
MAC Rebel Rock Blue pigment
88 shimmer palette- bright pink, purple
MAC Phloof! e/s
MAC Humid e/s
MAC Plummage e/s
MAC blacktrack fluidline
NYX babyrose lipgloss

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

MAC Friends and Family Sale!

Use the coupon code: SUMO

June 16-18

MAC is having a Friends and Family Event sale for three days and you can save 25% off of everything online at ! I actually decided to wait this long to purchase from the Style Warriors collection and I'm glad I did!

Remember to put in your orders early before things sell out! MAC will not hold items in your shopping cart.. (I learned that the hard way w/ the Manish Arora launch)

Happy Shopping lovies

XOXO Bryani<33

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cotton Candy Sketch

Product Used:

MAC Beige-ing shadestick
MAC Gesso e/s
MAC Melton Mauve e/s
MAC Sketch e/s
MAC Vellum e/s (so underrated-I love using vellum in the tear duct when I'm wearing blues, purples or smokey gray/black on the eyes! and applying vellum w/ a carbon stained brush gives it more of a purple tint- awesome for winter)
MAC Phloof! e/s
MAC Fascinating eye kohl
Loreal voluminous mascara

MAC Studio fix foundation
MAC MSF Natural
MAC Pretty Baby beauty powder
MAC Petticoat msf

MAC Subculture lip pencil
MAC Pretty please lipstick
MAC Extra amps dazzleglass

Friday, June 5, 2009

Forever grateful to Marissa!! ;)

Diva lipstick w/ Vino lipliner

Finally! A bold lip combo that I could find myself wearing to the mall, the movies or even just to the nail salon!! =]

Haul Pics

Dazzleglasses in Extra Amps, Baby Sparks, Love Alert and Funtabulous

Brush Cleanser, MAC Prep and Prime for face, MAC Moisture Fix lotion

MAC Brushes 188 and 222

MAC Clarity eyeshadow refill pan, Vino lip pencil and Diva lipstick

Monday, May 25, 2009 news

MAC Pro 15 Eye Shadow Palette $12.00 USD

Eye Shadow Refill $11.00 (vs. eyeshadow pot $14.50)

Pro Colour Blush Palette $12.00

Blush Refill pan $15.00 (vs. blush pot $18.00)

I'm going lay down the math to show savings for you in a bit, but using palettes rather than pots is a really good idea because it will save you soo much space! Especially if you have a lot of makeup and need to carry it around in a train case. You can also save a lot of time and hassle, say you have 30 eyeshadows and you're looking for one specific color; would you prefer look through 30 different pots or just open two palettes?

I totally understand that it's a matter of preference. For example, I do NOT like the idea of having my blushes in a palette... only my shadows. It's the crazy in me =]

Now! Fifteen eyeshadow pots would cost you $217..

To fill one 15 shadow palette you would purchase a palette ($12) and fifteen pan refills ($165) for a total of $177 spent. That's a $40 savings!

Keep in mind if you depot your shadows you should take advantage of the Back to MAC program and claim your free lipstick(s)!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Inexpensive E.L.F Brush Belt

Hey guys!
I've wanted a MAC brush belt for a really long time but it's quite the splurge.. I won't be buying it until after I get a pro card.
But I wanted to share this find for you loves who would like to have a brush belt but don't want to spend too much:

As some of you may know, E.L.F. Cosmetics ( has launched a new 'Studio' line.. the packaging is all black and looks a lot sleeker, (I already have my eye on some of the brushes).. this brush belt is one of the products from the line and it is only $15 !!

Here's the site's description:

" The e.l.f. Makeup Artist Brush Belt is made of an easy to clean faux leather material. The belt has an array of interior nylon pockets varying in size to accommodate all brush sizes. The center pockets are also designed to hold mascara, eye pencils, lip glosses or any other slender makeup product. An adjustable strap allows for the belt to be comfortably worn around the waist or over the shoulder. To protect brushes after use, fold the belt in half and close with the attached strap.
*brushes not included

Unfolded : L x W = 10” x 15.5”
Fold : L x W x H= 10” x 7.25” x 1” "

Friday, March 6, 2009

Neutrogena Wave

Wave Hello to the Neutrogena Wave power cleanser =]

This little guy is amazing! When I first bought the Wave I didn't expect much, just a cleanser that would remove dirt, oil and makeup.. like my other cleansers.. but I was officially wowed after just one use!

It leaves your face sooo smooth and definitely softer!

According to Neutrogena:

The wave's gentle vibrations help soften pores, so the foam (cleanser) can do 10x deeper to remove more dirt, oil and makeup than traditional cleansing.

Softly textured pads sweep away layers of dead skin cells- leaving 100% of girls with softer, smoother-looking skin after the first use.

The wave is gentle enough to be used daily; and when you do, your skin will start to produce less oil so that clean feeling will last even longer.


This may just be the answer for girls with oily skin.
Because I have dry skin I only use the wave about once or twice a week on average, but removing dead skin cells to reveal fresh, radiant skin and having a product that will clean deep down into pores is important for all skin types!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Baby Shower

My friend Celeste planned a gorgeous baby shower for our very good friend, Isaura who's pregnant w/ baby Jayden =]
Her and her hubby have had four baby showers already!! Jayden is obviously verry loved!! <33

Me (ughh it was a loong day! lol), Isaura and Celeste. =]

Getting this cake done just right was so stressful! lol The first place I went to gave me a cake so hideous that I ended up going somewhere else to fix it... but it came out cute! =]

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Studio Fix Fluid

Here's a quick goofy pic I took before going to a party a while back.. this was after my first application using Studio Fix fluid with the 109 brush...

I'm NW 20..

I really like the coverage! This will be my go-to foundation for nights out from now on, unless I find something better... (MUF HD foundation is calling my name!)

XOXO< Bryani<33

Lashes are love!

I've already made a video on my precious Red Cherry lashes and where to buy them.. but I can't stress what amazing quality they are! They are absolutely comparable to Ardell lashes but get this: I bought ten pairs today for only $1 a pair!!! wowww woww wowwwww right?! I bought them wholesale at a beauty supply store in the LA Fashion District.. unfortunately this place requires a business license to purchase.. but you may find them in some retail stores and online for a great price!

My main point?? Try Red Cherries! If you love em like I do, you will be able to save some money without sacrificing quality and you'll have more to spend on say... the HK collection?? =]

XOXO, Bryani<33

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I wasn't tagged but I felt like updating<33 This is from Miss Aubrey's blog =]

Rules: once you’ve been tagged, you have to write a blog with sixteen random things, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end choose ten people to be tagged, listing their names and why you chose them. Don’t forget to leave them a comment (“you’re it”) and to read your blog. You can’t tag the person who tagged you.

1. I always, always give my pets human names. My puppy now is named Giselle.. I had a puppy named Sebastian,a dog named Diana, and a cat named Giorgio growing up.

2. I live about twenty minutes away from my besties =[

3. Cruel Intentions is my favorite movie.

4. I started taking private piano lessons at the age of six but quit five years later =[ I regret it terribly.

5. I've never, ever been in love... but one day..

6. I grew up with nannies.. my parents have always been workaholics but it's aiight lol.. they were great regardless.

7. My friends think I pronounce the word "Button" funny =P

8. I don't dress for comfort..

9. I've flown alone internationally before

10. I'm really, really nice... to everyone... I'm never rude or purposely mean. I can be pretty selfless and find myself caring more about others than myself sometimes..

11. I work for my parents.

12. the more fascinated I become with makeup and the brand (MAC) I don't see how I could ever choose just one favorite color... I love them all.

13. I love Britney Spears... still lol

15. I drive a charcoal/black 08 scion tc that my dad gave me for my 18th birthday.. before then I drove an all silver 04 toyota rav4.

16. I'm an avid reader..

Post this on your blog and leave me a comment if you do! I want to learn more about you too =]

XOXO, Bryanii<33

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Free goods.

Due to a class action settlement, on January 20th some major high-end cosmetics retailers (such as Lancome, Clinique..) will be giving away ONE free product to anybody who has purchased from 1994-2003 (you do not need to show a receipt.)
Supplies are limited and will be given away on a first come, first served basis. The products will be distributed in department stores. (Macys, Dillards...)

To read more about the settlement and see what products are being offered click here.

Just wanted to share this with you. =] $175 million worth of free cosmetics products will be distributed!! I've been using Lancome since middle school so I may just go and pick up a mascara if I have the time..

XO, Bryani<33

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Outlet Shopping

Soo this is a long overdue post! I hope you don't mind me posting the pictures so late!! All of these items were purchased from the premium outlets.. they have some great deals! =]

Large Carly Signature bag... late christmas present from my mother =]

My Christmas present to myself! Guess by Marciano high-collared trench pea coat... It was 60% off!!! I paid no more than $120.

Now the fun stuff.... MAC =]

I've been carrying around the heatherette compact and two of my friends mistook it for bubble-tape! lol

Heatherette Sweet Harmony beauty Powder

Spaced Out blush from the neo sci-fi collection

Jewelmarine glitter brilliants

I'm still waiting for my shipment to come in from MAC but I'll be making a haul video soon!

XO Bryani<33

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

25% off discount!!

1) go to http://MACCOSMETICS.COM
2) spend your all of next month's mortgage money on makeup!!!

You're welcome ;)