Jan 26, 2016

CHOCOLATE KISSES

Do you love chocolate as much as I do? If so, you're going to fall in love with this Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick.

Following through on their cocoa powder infused line,this 6 piece collection keeps its "melted" form and gives luscious color and shine. There's a precision tipped applicator,but I like to apply mine with a lip brush for an even look.

Here's the breakdown on the colors:  Chocolate Cherries (a deep,almost reddish brown),Chocolate Milkshake (a pinkish brown),Metallic Chocolate Diamonds (silver infused brown),Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate (golden infused brown),Metallic Candy Bar (bronze brown),and Chocolate Honey (a beige-y creamy soft brown)


Here, I am wearing Chocolate Honey
Each tube can be found at Ulta for $21.00. Don't let the price put you off,its totally worth it. My look lasted well into the afternoon,and my lips felt divine.

These shades will pretty much go with anything,and are perfect for that nude makeup look.
My pal Zac Burr did a perfect take on this nude trend,featured below. Hats off to this up and coming new artist!

"Hot " Chocolate (By Zac Burr)
Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

Photo Credits:
Special thanks to Zac Burr (photo and makeup)
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BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Jan 2, 2016

"HEY BABY.."


Got myself a little Christmas present this year. I couldn't wait until this was actually out on the shelves at Ulta!


I am so glad that I splurged on the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette,it was worth every penny. The pictures online just do not do it justice.
The colors are so noteworthy,can be paired with other shades,used as a liner, or can stand alone.

From shy beige's,pinks and golds all the way to rocker chic,these shades are every bit as glamorous as Gwen herself. What I love best about it, is that the shades are perfect for those of us with light skin and light eye color! ($58,exclusively at Ulta)


Here are the scrumptious shades you'll find inside:

    Blonde (pale beige w/pink iridescent shift)
    Bathwater (pale beige w/gold pearl)
    Skimp (pale nude satin)
    Steady (medium rose w/metallic gold shift)
    Punk (reddish brown matte)
    Baby (cool metallic rose)
    Anaheim (light taupe-brown matte)
    Stark (nude-pink matte)
    Zone (medium brown matte)
    Serious (smoky gray w/iridescent floating pearl)
    Pop (pale coral w/iridescent sparkle)
    Harajuku (metallic blue-pink w/iridescent micro-shimmer)
    Danger (deep metallic royal blue w/blue micro-sparkle)
    1987 (bright metallic yellow-gold)
    Blackout (blackest black matte)


What hasn't been presented is that inside the package for the eye shades is an additional sampler of Gwen's Urban Decay picks for lip color. I understand that these shades will be presented later on in a separate collection. 
There is a little blister pack of four shades each,including what appears to be Gwen's signature red "Mega Matte" #714,Rock Steady,Ex-Girlfriend,and a duo-chrome purple called Firebird.


Stay tuned,because there is more to come from Urban Decay!
Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Dec 15, 2015

"WARM" WISHES

The merchants at Bellevue Square are at it again this year,playing Santa to all of it's busy shoppers.

Every year,there are fabulous give-aways from a bevvy of their stores,ranging from chocolate,key chains,gift cards and certificates,jewelry,tote bags and more.

(See my post from last year here:http://www.bellevuegrl.blogspot.com/2014/12/holiday-cheer.html )

You can get these offers by visiting their facebook page daily,just look for Bellevue Square and "LIKE" their page as well as the offers to receive a few extra elf goodies for you or for friends.

This year,I scored chocolates from jcoco chocolate,a Seven Salon certificate (along with a tote bag and hair care sample),a set of Nespresso stainless steel cups,and a beautiful scarf from Soft Surroundings from Michael Stars,along with numerous gift cards.

So while you are out shopping for others on your list,you can treat yourself to something that is sure to make your holiday season a little brighter!

Thanks for spreading the joy!


Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

Photo Credits:
 All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

** Disclaimer- I was not paid in anyway for this post. Opinions presented are my own,and this is not intended to advertise products**

Dec 3, 2015

YOU'RE MAKING ME BLUSH!


I can hardly believe it is December! What happened to October and November?

The holidays are upon us,and so are all of the sparkling holiday collections.

One of my favorites is from Tarte (who is known for their Amazonian Clay products) This year they have outdone themselves with quite a few specialized sets.

This sweet little collection houses 4 Christmas exclusives to give you a pop of color for those posh parties. Grab this for a stocking stuffer or for a special treat for yourself.
It's at Ulta for $35,and is part of the HOLIDAZE Limited Edition 2015 Collection.

Featured shades:
    Ecstatic (matte nude melon)
    Epic (matte poppy pink)
    Embellish (shimmer plum rose)
    Entertain (shimmer rosy pink)


 Ecstatic and Epic
My daily pick is Ecstatic,which gives me a lovely,peachy glow! Each is long-wearing,and perfect for on the go touch ups,just toss in your bag.

Embellish and Entertain 

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Nov 9, 2015

"LIGHT" TOPIC

The holidays are perfect for putting the spotlight on you!
It's a time for shimmering skin and bringing out your inner glow.

Becca makes some of the best highlighters that I have tried. I really like their Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal and when I saw this set at Ulta, I knew I had to give it a try.



It combines both the Spotlight and Powder in a great,pack-able kit. What's even better? It's only $20.00 !

Here's how to use it to bring out your sparkly side and show off those cheekbones and lovely eyes. Use on browbone,cheekbones and inner corners of your eyes.


Place a few dots of  the spotlight on the bridge of your nose and blend.
Then place a small dot at the inner corners of your eyes,and blend as well.

Take a fan brush,and lightly sweep powder just above your cheekbones.


Enjoy the glow!

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Nov 5, 2015

VIP pre-opening at #UNIQLOSeattle

Bellevue Square was rocking earlier this evening with the grand opening "invite only" pre opening party of Uniqlo USA.
This is a great high tech clothing store featuring outer wear for men.women and children,as well as every day essentials like sweaters,shirts,scarves,hats,and warm winter wear. The brand calls it "LifeWear"

Think down filled,soft as a cloud vests,cashmere cuddliness,and cute plaid shirts. With prices that match or beat the big names out there!


Welcome to the Bellevue Collection! To find out more,go to: uniqlo.com


Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Nov 2, 2015

SIMPLY ENCHANTING

M.A.C's "Enchanted Eve" - Copper Eye & Lip Bag (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive) is now available in stores and online.






It is gorgeous! I am so happy that I decided to splurge on this set. The colors are perfect and so wearable either for day or night.
The packaging is so luxurious,I feel like a princess just carrying them all inside of the beautiful little clutch.

This is Holiday style to the max.

Set includes:

- Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Copperluxe.

- Technakohl Liner in Photogravure

- Lipstick in The Right Note

- Lipglass in Rocket to the Moon


This collection is an $88.50 value for $59.50,and it is very much worth the price!
My local Nordstrom is at Bellevue Square, and I was very pleasantly surprised to find that they were very well stocked on all of the collection. Hurry though,as with the Holiday season approaching,that might not be the case for long!

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

Photo Credits:
 All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.