Friday, September 30, 2011

September 2011 Favorites


1) ELF Studio Mineral Face Primer
2) ELF Studio Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths
3) ELF Studio Makeup Artist Brush Belt 
4) Sigma F45 Buffer Brush
5) MUA Heaven & Earth Palette
6) Sleek Pout Polish Powder Pink

What were your favorites this month?

Thanks for reading,

Monday, September 26, 2011

Review: Essence Stay With Me Longlasting Lipgloss by The Sneakerette (Guest Post)

**Huge thanks to the lovely Sneakerette for writing a guest post on my blog.  I hope you all enjoy her review! <3**

Review: Essence Stay With Me Longlasting Lipgloss

Have you ever tried anything from the Essence line? I’m a huge fan of their products, and I personally think that Essence is one of the most underrated drugstore brands out there! In addition to their amazing nail polishes, their Stay With Me lipglosses are one of my absolute favorites! Without further ado, here’s a review on their Stay With Me Lipglosses.

Essence Longlasting Lipglosses ($2.29 at Ulta for 0.13 fl. Oz.) are available in six shades. I picked up four of the six colors—Me & My Ice Cream, Candy Bar, I Like Cotton Candy, and Berry Me.

Swatches from left to right: Me & My Ice Cream, Candy Bar, I Like Cotton Candy, Berry Me

Me & My Ice Cream is a pale baby pink. Since my lips are really pigmented, this color didn’t do too much for me except give my lips a milky appearance and transform them into a color that I’m not too fond of. I had a bit of trouble getting this color to apply evenly as well. I generally have this problem with ALL light lipglosses though, so I don’t think the quality of this product is necessarily to blame. I usually wear this layered over a lipstick because it adds a nice shine.

Candy Bar is a bright coral that’s great for summer and really brightens up my complexion.

I Like Cotton Candy is a purplish pink color that reminds me of MAC Up the Amp or MAC Playtime. I love purple-ish lip colors, so this one is my favorite!

Berry Me is… well, a berry color. I can see myself wearing this one a lot during the fall. Although it appears really dark and rather vampy in the tube, it applies a lot more sheerly on the lips while still maintaining excellent color payoff. It reminds me of MAC Rebel.

Lip Swatches:

Bare naked lips!

Me & My Ice Cream

Candy Bar

I Like Cotton Candy

Berry Me

General overview on the glosses:

Texture: All of these lipglosses are nonsticky. They apply very smoothly and are extremely moisturizing, which is why I love wearing them. They just feel great on my lips!

Pigmentation: The pigmentation for these glosses is absolutely superb—these are some of the most pigmented lipglosses I’ve ever tried –period! The colors are very creamy without any kind of shimmer or glitter. You can dab these on for a sheer wash of color, or add layers to obtain a richer color. Yay for buildable lipglosses!

Longevity: These last about 3 hours on my lips. After three hours, my lips have a slight tint of color and feel nice and moisturized, as if I had just applied a lip balm.

Packaging:  These glosses come in a simple tube packaging. Nothing special, but I can’t complain either. One thing that I don’t like, however, is the applicator. It has a weird, wavy, hourglass shape that hugs my lips in the wrong way. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to use the round tip at the very end, or the middle?! Anyway, it's something I could definitely do without. I would much prefer a typical doe-foot/brush applicator.

What is with this strange applicator?!

Scent: These smell SO good! I can’t explain it, but it’s sweet and smells so yummy. You might want to skip these if you hate scented products because the scent IS rather noticeable upon application. It does fade after awhile though.

For an extremely pigmented, nonsticky gloss that’s less than $3, these are a steal! If you don't mind scented lip products, be sure to check these out the next time you’re at an Ulta!
Rating: A

Thanks for reading and thank you again Sneakerette,

If you are interested in being a guest blogger on D.G.S.Beauty, all you need to do is email me at [email protected]

Friday, September 23, 2011

NOTW: Barry M. Yellow

This week's nail polish is my Barry M. in Yellow.  I know this is not exactly a fall color nor is it something I would usually wear, but I wanted to give it a try.

I only used two coats with this nail polish but it was still a bit streaky.  If you decide to try this I would recommend putting on three coats.  I did not mind having it plain but just for fun I wanted to add a fun design.  

The only thing that came to mind was a bumble bee because of the bright yellow.  I know this is not very original but it was my first time doing this. 

Poor bee does not even look like a bee.. =\  Haha.  Oh wells. 

*random conversation*
Me: Babe, did you see my nails?  Isn't it cute?!
Hubby:  I don't like bees.
Me: So you don't like it? *sad face*
Hubby: Did you forget I'm allergic to bees?
Me: LOL, oh yeah. My bad. 

Do you have a yellow nail polish in your collection?

Thanks for reading,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I Won PiinkCupcakez's Neutrogena Giveaway

Last week I found out that I had won Piinkcupcakez's Neutrogena Giveaway.  I was really excited.  This is now my third giveaway that I had won.  So it goes to show if you keep entering giveaways, there is a chance you may win too!  

Anywho, the prizes that I had won were all from Neutrogena: Wave Sonic Power Cleanser Kit, Wave Deep Clean Foaming Pad Refills, Journal Book, and a USB.  

I cannot wait to try out the cleanser.  I will post a review on it after I try it for a few times.  

I am such a dork because I think I was more excited to get the book.  What can I say?  I love school supplies.  

Have any of you tried these Neutrogena products before?  

Thanks for reading,

Saturday, September 17, 2011

D.G.S.Beauty's Thank You Giveaway on YOUTUBE

I just opened up my first ever YouTube giveaway just to show my appreciation to those who subscribed to my channel.  It is just a little something to say thank you.  The prize is a paint pot from MAC's newest collection, Posh Paradise, which was launched yesterday.  The paint pot is Genuine Treasure.  This giveaway is open internationally and will end October 31st!  Good luck to those of you who enter.  

To enter you MUST:
1) Subscribe to my channel (dgsbeauty)
2) Leave a comment on this video saying what your favorite MAC product is and why

*I will disqualify anyone who does not follow the rules*


Extra Entries are:
1) Follow my beauty blog
2) "Like" my facebook page
3) Sharing this giveaway on your facebook page
4) Follow my twitter @dgsbeauty
5) Tweeting about this giveaway

*If you do any of the extra entries, please say so in your comment*

FTC: Prize was purchased with my own money.  This giveaway is not sponsored nor am I affiliated with the brand.

Thanks for reading,

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday EOTDs

Its been a while since I played with my makeup and create different looks I do not normally do.


All MAC items used unless stated otherwise:

Chrome Yellow
Fig. 1
Electric Eel
Atlantic Blue


All MAC items used unless stated otherwise:

Seedy Pearl
Crystal Avalanche

I hope you all have a great weekend!  <3

 What is your EOTD for this lovely Friday?

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

iFabbo (International Fashion & Beauty Bloggers Organization)

iFabbo is an organization that unites beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers around the world with brands you normally cannot get a hold of.  Blogger members are also educated on the latest technology and informed on how they could take their blogs to the next level through workshops, events, and more.  

About two week ago, I was chosen to be an intern.  It has been an amazing experience thus far getting to know everyone and helping out with our many projects/events.  If you are a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger, please check out the iFabbo website.  The direct link to the membership application is  

Are you already an iFabbo member?  We would love to hear any suggestions/comments you have for us.

Thanks for reading,

Monday, September 12, 2011

NOTW: Gosh Frou-Frou

I got some requests to do more nail posts, so I am trying to get back into the groove.  I use to my nails a lot and create different designs before I gave birth.  But now with an infant, I do not have as much free time. 

I have never heard of this Gosh brand until the lovely Maria Sparkle sent it to me in our beauty swap.  In the bottle, I did not really care for it.  But once I started to apply this on my nails I fell in love.  It is a cute pink metallic color. I applied two coats to get a nice color out of it.  The brush was great and picked up a lot of the liquid.  The nail polish dried fairly quickly.  I just applied this today so I am not able to tell you how long it lasts without chipping.  

I am still learning how to take good shots of the nail polish on my nails. 

I decided to add a simple design.

It is nothing fancy, but I like it. 

Have you tried Gosh nail polish before?

 Thanks for reading,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

MAC Blogsale

I actually have a blogsale blog but since most of you do not know about it I decided to also post this blogsale here. My other blog is  Make sure to follow me so you can keep up with the sales.  I will have a lot more goodies coming up!

Please read my terms thoroughly first!

-I will ONLY accept Paypal payments (no money orders, cash, or checks).
-All prices are in USD and does not include shipping.

Shipping & Handling:
-I will be shipping from California
-S&H is $2.50+ (U.S.) Depending on the size of the package
-S&H is $15.00+ (International) Depending on the size of the package
-Minimum purchase of $10 is required

*I will consider doing swaps.
*If you want more pictures of a certain item or swatches, please email or comment.

If interested, please email me at [email protected] or comment.

Lovely Lily Pigment (Discontinued)
Never been used

Vanilla Pigment 
Used 1x

Contrast Refill Pan
Used 1-3x

Deep Truth Refill Pan
Used 1-3x

Humid Refill Pan
Used a few times

Llama Depotted (Discontinued)
Used a few times

Embark Refill Pan

Mystery Depotted 
Used 1-3x

Sketch Refill Pan
Used 1-3x

Woodwinked Refill Pan
Used a few times

Lavender Sky Depotted (Discontinued)
Used 1x

Vex Refill Pan

Mythology Depotted

Creme De Violet Depotted 

Expensive Pink Refill Pan
Used 1-3x

Satin Taupe Refill Pan

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