Monday, September 30, 2013

September 2013 Love With Food Unboxing

Check out what I got in the September 2013 Love With Food Box which was curated by Chef Ming Tsai. Also, all items in this month's box is gluten-free.
Love With Food is a subscription service and will cost you about $12 (total) per month. Click HERE for
more information.

Friday, September 20, 2013

September 2013 Birchbox Unboxing - Heritage

Check out what I got in this month's Birchbox. I am very satisfied with selections and the sizes of the samples were ample - no ketchup packets lol. Also, I was introduced to a few new items/brands which is one thing I take into account when determining the value of a subscription box. View the video to see what I got.
And don't forget to rate, comment, and subscribe!

From l to r
Benefit Sugarbomb Lip Gloss (0.22 fl.oz trial size) full size retails for $16
Pinky-nude with shimmer, subtle shine and smooth feel

Le Couvent Des Minimes Gardener's Hand Healer ( 0.3 oz trial tube) 
full size retails for $8-19
Shea butter based, moisturizing, non-greasy hand balm  with a lemon-y scent

Sienna Naturals Hair and Body Shampoo (1.0 oz trial size) 
Full size retails for $18

Ruffian Nail Lacquer (0.17 oz  trial size)Full size retails for $10
Moisturizing hair and body shampoo with an fresh herbal scent. I have not tried this as a shampoo. 

BCBG Max Azria Bon Genre (sample vial)
Full size retails for $55-$75

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Makeup Show 2014 Show Dates



This not-to-be missed show will hit 5 states and bring together top beauty brands, seminars by world-renowned celeb makeup artists, and exclusive beauty product launches at show-only prices
The Makeup Show, exclusive boutique beauty event, will make Dallas, Texas debut in 2014 and bring another year full of beauty, inspiration and education to four additional states.  All five shows throughout 2014 will bring beauty pros an industry event with appearances from world-renowned celebrity makeup artists, top beauty brands including MAKE UP FOR EVER, NARS, INGLOT Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, Temptu PRO (plus over 75 others!) and exclusive beauty product launches at show-only prices.  Be sure to mark your calendar as the show passes through a state near you!
“We are excited to not only bring The Makeup Show Dallas in 2014, but for another full year of inspiration, beauty, and education in four other states; Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and Orlando.  With Dallas being known as one of the centers of the beauty and salon industry it was a natural choice for our new location. It will not only be a city that will easily welcome our southern artists but our international attendees as well,” states Shelly Taggar, Vice President, The Makeup Show.

The Makeup Show LA
Saturday, March 1, 2014 & Sunday, March 2, 2014 at California Market Center

The Makeup Show NYC
Sunday, May 4, 2014 & Monday, May 5, 2014 at Metropolitan Pavilion

The Makeup Show Chicago
Saturday, June 7, 2014 & Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Bridgeport Art Center

The Makeup Show Dallas – New show for 2014!
Saturday, September 27, 2014 & Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Hyatt RegencyDallas

The Makeup Show Orlando
Saturday, November 15, 2014 & Sunday, November 16, 2014 at The Peabody Hotel

Stay tuned for more show updates and sponsor announcements coming soon.  You can also stay up to date on the hottest show news through an informative blog covering all things beauty at and sure to connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

About The Makeup Show:
The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from LA, NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Europe, and Orlando.  Bringing each destination over 75 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional.  Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community.  The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Favorite Things Etc on Twitter and Facebook!

Hi all! I created a Facebook page and twitter account for FavoriteThingsEtc blog. I hope you'll join me on those accounts. And if you haven't already, please join me on Youtube as well. I have not decided if I want to do a separate instagram yet but I'll keep ya posted.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pacifica Wanderlust Mineral Color Set Review

I've been eyeing Pacifica's Wanderlust Mineral Color set since it came out. And I finally gave it a try. Check out my thoughts on the set in the video below. Don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe!


l to r: Alight BB Cream (not blended), Sugared Fig Lip Tint,
Treasure Eye Shadow, Mermaid Aqua Eyeshadow

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

August 2013 Goodies Box Unboxing

Here is my Goodies Box unboxing for the month of August. I initially filmed this on my camera but somehow deleted it :-/ So I filmed it again on my iPhone camera. Check out the video and please rate, comment, and subscribe.
 This is a subscription service which currently costs $7/month. You can sign up to get yours HERE .