Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sorry for being gone :)

I'm back ...so time for beauty! Am prepping for next post now so stay tuned! :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Step By Step Guide To My Night Time Routine With Product Pix

Since I'm sick as a dog anyways, I have nothing better to do than blog, so I mine as well go over my night time skin care regimen.

1.While taking my night time shower, I use Clinique Wash Away 18.50 5oz

2. Next I like to use a gentle scrubber on my face and neck, it's awesome in the shower since it's a messy process. I use Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash 25.00 8 oz

3. Next I Use Shiseido Pureness Deep Cleansing Foam 21.00 3.6 oz

4. Believe it or not, it's not as drawn out and time consuming as it may seem....so next I get out of the shower and spray on my face and neck Mountain Rose Herbs Organic Rose Hydrosol Spray 5.50 4 oz (no pic for this one)

5. Now it's time to add the moisturizer! Philosophy Hope in A jar 38.00 2 oz

5. Only one more step promise! Shiseido Benefiance Concentrated Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream 50.00 0.51oz

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Step by step guide to my morning skin routine with product pix

I hate traditional methods of washing my face with a washcloth and going through that process, it's cold and not fun first thing in the a.m. So I use:

1. Ponds Clean Sweep Cleansing Cloths - like 1.00 for 5 cloths

2. After cleansing my face, I follow with my Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Refining Softener - Enriched 46.00 for 5 oz

3. Next I apply my Juicy Beauty antioxidant Serum 45.00 2 oz

4. Finally, time for Moisturizer. In the a.m. I use Philosophy's Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30 "Shelter" 20.00 2 oz

I'll cover my Night time routine next, that one is a bit more drawn out.


Want an awesome brightener/lightener/toner and pretty much everything awesome in one bottle? Check this out...I looooooooove it! Sekkisei "Lotion Excellent".
It's about 62.00 a bottle you can get it on drugstore.com. I bought my bottle at "Hong Phat" a store by my house. I looooove Japanese skincare products!

Eye creams Duel!

I figured I'd throw in something a little different. I like to try different moisturizers, eye creams, anti-aging products etc...

Today I am decided to test 2 eye creams 1 on each eye. Here are the 2 different creams, prices and info:

1. Cosmedicine "Optimologist" 45.002. OleHenriksen "Visual truth eye cream" 45.00

1. Cosmedicine looks exactly like bacon grease that's been sitting in a pan for an hour. Does not have a pleasant smell either. However, after I applied it to my eye, I noticed a significant difference in appearance and it definitely lifted and provided a smoother look.
Another downside though is that this product is very greasy I would not really want to sleep with it on.

2. OleHenriksen is smooth and light in texture, has a slight pleasant smell and goes on easily and dreamily, I actually really enjoyed applying this cream. Flipside, no noticeable difference in appearance or texture of eye area.

Best bet?

Armani Code Pour Femme

What can I say, I received this today and it's another one that I'm in love with. Now keep in mind that my "scent" style is clean, refreshing, light. I am not crazy about strong, floral, sweet smelling perfumes as they make me sick..lol

You should give this one a whirl!

Lorac Double Feature

It's official ladies - I have found the perfect concealer! Lorac Double Feature arrived in my mail today.

Let me see if I can list all the reasons it's so perfect:

  1. It's a huge product, the pix do not do justice to the size!
  2. The blender ball is truly innovative, practical and very useful for seamless blending.
  3. The highlighter is versatile, it helps to cover flaws as well as making your complexion absolutely radiant.
  4. The concealer has extreme coverage, goes on coarse and thick but with the blending ball it's easy to use.
  5. 26.00 dollars for the perfect concealer? I'm doubly sure it's worth it!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Review Urban Decay

All I can say about this product (Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion) is that it Rox and does exactly what it say's it does!

you agree/disagree? Let me know @ kittymakeupcouture@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Smashbox not so good......

Well, I can't say that I'm thrilled to state that Smashbox has horrible customer service and part of me has to wonder if they hire total idiots on purpose... so here's why..

2 1/2 weeks ago I ordered some stuff from Smashbox.com and finally after getting impatient
awaiting my shipment I sent them an email asking them why I haven't received anything yet..

here is their EXACT response:

"Thank you for shopping at Smashbox.com. Unfortunately the item you ordered MINI LIP GLOSS KIT FASHIONISTA is a limited edition item that is out of stock and no longer available. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. If you would like us to cancel the order, please confirm the cancellation. Thank you for your patience, if you have any questions please contact us. "

WTH! How dumb, you just told me your out of stock and it's a limited edition item (which means you no longer have any of that product)...but your stupid enough to ask me if I want to cancel my order? OMG! Duh! and refund my money to...STUPID question.

So the moral is I'm not ordering from them anymore..it was the first time I actually purchased anything from their site, I always buy Smashbox from Sephora...now I'm thinking I don't want to buy Smashbox period...hmm...oh well I'll have to find a better company to waste all my money on. ;)

*I would like to know if you have any similiar experiences with Smashbox so shoot me an email @ kittymakeupcouture@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A "Week day" in my life....

So I was shocked today when I got an email from a reader (yes I didn't know I had a reader either) when she wrote to me:

"Hi Kitty,

I came across your blog randomly and think it's pretty
I loved the post about "Asian Beauties" and think Pink is
I was curious though I don't see you talking about yourself
much and was wondering if you could post about a Week-day in your life? I'm
curious to know more about you! Blog on! Thanks!"

Thank you, that so flattering I hope! *s* I will certainly post about a "week day" in my life, but be warned I'm probably very boring. LOL...here goes:

  • 4:20 a.m. look at my blackberry before my alarm goes off, turn the alarm off and head to my closet, pick up my suit, heals, coat and "under garments" I picked out the night before and head downstairs...

  • 4:40 a.m. toss my clothes on the couch (put them on after makeup etc)

  • Go to the fridge get a coke, pick up my makeup box..(on the kitchen counter for my convenience)

  • Put my bberry on the charger, toss on my hoodie and head to the garage

  • 4:55 a.m. (yes I have ocd and know exact times) sit down in my chair in garage, position my mirror, wash my face with ponds towelettes. (wonder why in the garage? I smoke but not in the house, so I get ready where I smoke)

  • Put on my "Philosophy tinted moisturizer with spf 30 (Shelter), let it dry...apply Smashbox primer, and all my other makeup stuff..

  • 5:20 a.m. Start brushing my very long hair ...(about 5 inches past bra strap) spray my hair spray, tease the heck out of my hair and style it.

  • 5:40 a.m. get dressed

  • 6:00 a.m. put my lunchbox in my briefcase (lunch box is purple and pink camo too cute) i also make my lunch the night before..saves steps

  • get my stuff together, and head downtown to work.. at my Public relations firm.. my position(s) is: Executive Assistant, Office Manager and Accounting Clerk in training..lots of hats I wear.

  • I wont even go into what I do at work...way too much and I dont wanna..

  • 4:00 p.m. get off work head home, stop at stores usually

  • 4:40 p.m. home at last..look up makeup porn, check off my at home "GTD" lists (if your not familiar with GTD look it up, its cool)

  • 5:00 hang out with my dude and my kids.. I have 2! betcha didn't know that

  • 5:40 hang out with my lil black cat he's my lil black bear!

  • 6-8:00 p.m. on the phone with friends for the majority of that time, all while cooking and making lunches for next day and setting out my clothes.

  • 8:00-9:00 p.m my me time..generally art, interior design research, celeb gossip, fashion spotting etc..

  • Ok I'm bored of me...I would love to hear about you guy's and what a day in your life is like.....

Today I'm in love with Stella......so clean and pure, sexy and sensuous...haha..... "Stella" by Stella beautiful perfume ladies...you should check it out if you haven't already. yummmmmmmy...

Research on Re-fillables:

I wanted to create an entire blog post based on “re-fillables”, meaning empty palettes, bottles, pans and other containers meant for cosmetic use.

I personally love to mix and match different shades to achieve different looks and find mixing most useful for creating the perfect foundation shades. And having the brand such as m.a.c bottle, bobbi brown etc.. it helps me to know which product I’m mixing, I have no idea if that makes sense to you but it makes sense in my head. Lol.

So what I’ve done is compiled a list of sites that I found have the best selection of containers for refills. I hope you like! P.s. if you know of any, please let me know..I’d love to add them!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sexy "Givenchy verrrry irresistible"

This perefume I received as a sample from Sephora, I selected it at the time of check-out because of the other choices were man crap and sorry dudes, I shop sephora for me...not you so to bad.

Anywho...this I took with me to work and slipped it in my pocket bcuz, i'm an in the closet smoker...and i prefer ppl not to assume that if I'm taking a potty breake it means im really sneaking off to smoke. So my point is I took this mini spray to cover up cig smells. I put it on after my first cig and I swear no lies that it makes you feel irresistible!

It triggers something in you that makes you feel confident, sexy and daring. I'll be putting this on my Valentine wish-list. I'm now wondering why I'm exposing this to you, I would hate for you to all be wearing it and being all sexy and stuff....oh-well.. luvs it!

Makeup Porn

You know your addicted to makeup, when you tell your dude to get off the comp so you can check out your "makeup porn"...lol.

Now, I'm already aware that I have zero patience..but seriously, Smashbox takes waaay to long to ship their products! I have been waiting for 2 weeks now for my shipment to arrive.
UGH! All I ordered was the 3 mini lipglosses with the lil leather case and my free mini fusions blush. Seriously, hurry the hell up smashbox!

So today I was being random and ordered some more makeups.... from Sephora:

  1. Sephora brand everyday brush cleaner (spray)
  2. loracs double feature highlighter/concealer with rollerball
  3. Sephora brand slim pencil "nude"
  4. Urban decay eyeshadow primer potion (I'm the only chick who doesnt have this yet)


  1. 3 in 1 cream (hey free shipping on every order)


  1. metallic eyeshadow in "Goddess"
  2. concealer pot in "porcelene"
  3. concealer pot in "yellow"
  4. eyeliner (2) in "black"
  5. eyeliner (2) in "white"
  6. fabulous lashes in "EL115"
  7. eyeshadow trio in "PURPLE, DEEP PURPLE, PRUNE"

Friday, January 16, 2009

Give me a sec

Oops Haven't posted anything new in a few day's. Give me a few mins I need to re-do my layout it's apparently preventing anyone from being able to post a comment. xox brb

Saturday, January 10, 2009

D-Vine Inspiration - Asian Sensation Beauties


Ok peeps - I wanted to create a section just for my fav Asian beauties in which i've scoped out on various blogs....with their permission I have put their pix on my blog for my own inspirational beauty to-do's as well as...... well... their GORGEOUS! P.s. they have their own blogs as well... check em out!

Let me start with -xppinkx-http://xppinkxx.blogspot.com/, since I like her blog so much and think she is one of the most beautiful women I've seen, I took it up a notch and did a "mini-questionaire" and asked her to fill it out. So along with her pix, you'll get an inside look on her raves, favs, and other cool info!

And here is the 10 question, questionaire I sent to xpPinkxx - With her original responses. Enjoy she is a trip - too fun!

1. Label/brand wise, who is your absolute favorite for cosmetics?

-recently i have been all over japanese and korean brands...mainly BB creams...it's a fantabulous product.. it's basically a foundation, acne med, skin lighter, and spf in one...and it makes my skin look flawless...i can almost skip the concealer part...some brands are Dr. Jart, skinfood, and Legere to name a few. but i have ditched my old foundations and just use this...its has helped with the calrity of my skin-I love NYX i think its a AWESOME cheaper dupe to MAC-I love chanel call me a label whore at heart...i think they have really good High end makeup...esp when it comes to blushes and powders-NARS you cant go wrong with it...super pigmented and sleek...right now im loving their multiples in "copa cabana" & "st. barts"..i use the multiples to high light and contour my cheek bones...and LIP GLOSS...my fav is "turkish delight"....its that big ass kim dash's fave...like i say good enough for RAY J's fire hose...good enough for PINK!

2. Least favorite?

you know what "HATE" is a strong word but im gunna use it!-i hate LAURA MERCIER...i think all her products are overpriced and wackity wack...nothing works..their concealer almost ripped my skin it was so hard to spread...and there eyeshadows are for pussies who can't wear color-LA MER...ok i dont hate it but...it's overpriced...and for 40 dollar lip balm...im gunna toss you a jar or vasaline...it will do you just as good...and it is used for multi purposes too *ahem*
LA MER & LAURA MERCIER would be my least favorite...J LO KISS MY ASS

3. What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

-7:00 AM i slap my BF to turn on the snooze button...-7: 20 AM then i slap him again to wake him up first... -7:30 AM when its my turn i roll outta bed find some sweat pants to throw on...turn on my IPOD DOCK and try to wake the fuck up!...-7:35 i rarely take showers in the morning...i cant get up that early enough...so i just wash my face...-7:40 put on my makeup...find some clean panty hose...and slip on a dress -8:00 im out the door to catch my bus to be at work at 8:30...and im always late!

4. What's your favorite meal? (I.e. Spaghetti with meatballs, cheeseburger and fries etc.)

- gosh i have so many favorites it's really hard to choose...im such a foodie so i love anything indulgent...i cook all the time since the food in boston is shit...i really cant go out to eat in this town it really dissapoints me...so i make bi-monthly tripes to NYC to grub on japanese buttery ramen & pinkberry or pork sandwhiches from Porchetta in east village...and if i want really fresh sushi i'll hit up blue ribbon sushi...California also has the best places to eat...everything is just so fresh (sorry im having major cali withdrawls at the moment i crave IN n OUT burgers!!!) when im home i just grab recipes online and i cook myselff...or i whip up something outta my ass...and it comes out the best!...haha...i can cook vietnamese, indonesian, chinese, french, italian, spanish, greek, seafood, anything you want i can cook it without a cook book...although i do have 4 inch binder full of recipes and i have cooked them all...but seriously my favorite must be my moms steak and onions...a chinese tomato sauce ...black bean garlic clams...its homecooked and like no other! i was practically breast fed with it

5. What do you consider your best physical feature?

god...i really hate questions like this...OK you caught me im just being modest (HAHA)...im such a jerk...i think the best limb on my body are my legs...i think i have really nice legs...there not to0 slim and there not to beefy...there toned...so if i ever got into a fight...i can kick your face in pretty good or i can kick you across the room like chung li! but in winter there pale and i dont shave...but in the summer i take my babies out in coochie cutters and i lube them up all nice and tan...

6. What's your dream job/career?

-to be a food or hotel critique...and write in magazines on how we the woman of the world will break your nuts if you try to fuck with us...but seriously i would love to be a food critque...i dont care...i rather eat that look pretty...FOOOOOD IS FOR THE SOUL!!! or i can travel to micronesia and whine that my bath has to many flowers in it....

7. What's your favorite U.S. city so far?

-its a mix of both...L.A and NYC...i love L.A for the awesome weather and beaches and beautiful fake ass bitches made of restylane and silicone...and your occasional bum fight or two...and shopping and eating...i mean you can literally walk outta your house almost everyday in a tshirt and shorts and not freeze your ass off...and i like everything spread out..i like my space...and i dont mind driving...oh and they have REFER CLINICS!!! i <3333>

8. Shoes size?

-6.5 if i wanna look cute....7 if im feeling normal

9. Favorite Song?

- TRINA B R RIGHTthe baddest bitch ever...i love her!

10. What's a typical Friday like for you?

- really dont make plans...so i just wing it...i don't have a cellphone by choice...ever since i lost it when i was blasted on halloween in NYC...i never got the hurry to get a new one...and ever since then things have been a bit quieter!!!...some people can not live without there phones...i for one "CAN" live without...people can contact me throught email or IM...or through my secretary..so i get outta work at 5:30 go home turn on my comp...and i get screaming emails or IM's for drinks drugs and occasional dinner parties of someones birthday...but recently most of my time has been spent on a nice dinner out somewhere new with the Bf...have a blockbuster night at home buck naked...or have friends over for dinner and board games...you wont find me at the clubs and you just might find me at a seedy bar with my seedy friends...i shun the boston scene...and make my own...which is so much funner...

My Fav Go-To Mositurizers

This section I'll share my fav moisturizers, and since I'm always testing out new ones - it will be updated frequently. BTW - Pardon my crappy pix - im using my blackberry camera..agh

My everyday, "Nightime" moisturizer that I love is "Aveeno positively ageless daily moisturizer with SPF 30" *People, I don't care what your skin type or skin color is, you need to wear moisturizer and SPF every day!*

I use this one at night and it smells nice and clean, plus - it absorbs quickly so no "greasy" feeling. I get it at target for about 17-18.00 bux a bottle... not bad.

Now my FAV moisturizer I wear daily under my makeup is "Philosophy Shelter tinter moisturizer with SPF 30"

It's wonderful, and seamless - and whether my skin is darker or lighter it blends awesome!USE IT BEFORE PRIMER! I buy it at Sephora.com for about 16.00 and a lil goes a long way..:)

Sexy Dreamy Scents

Here's where I'll talk about my fav body, sprays, colognes, perfumes and so on...

Dove - Go fresh body mist in refreshing waterlily & freshmint scent

I just got this body spray, and I swear it has the most clean, uplifting, sensual scent ever! I absolutely love it and the best part- it's about 4.00 a 3 oz bottle.
This lil treasue will be a permanent staple in my purse(s) ;)! Luvs it *****

Hall of Shame

This is where I'll list my least fav beauty products etc...

Dr. Feelgood What it is:A velvety complexion balm with a feel-good finish.What it does:Benefit Dr. Feelgood mattifies the complexion and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores.What else you need to know:With vitamins C and E, consider this your "pretty prescription!"
Size: 0.85 oz

Benefits - Dr. Feel Good

Used exactly as directed - horrible texture, did nothing it claimed it would do, clogs pores, cakes up make-up, greasy texture, stale lemonade smell, smears and slides around face.

Verdict - Complete waste of 28.00 - cheaply made, over-priced crap!

Any pros? Cute tin - will empty tin pot and use as bobby pin holder, but I'm sure
I could waste 28.00 on something better than a bobby pin holder. 2 thumbs way down!