Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Morning lovelies!  I've been waiting on it & this morning it finally happened... Someone called me out on one of my YT vids about me being a Mary Kay Consultant, but using & promoting other brands.  I'm pretty sure I said it before, but I'll say it again just because it was brought up...

I've been a makeup lover for as long as I can recall, growing up in a house of women (my mama, lovely aunts, my gma & sis) how could I NOT love it?!  I grew up watching them get even more gorgeous before running out of the house with their friends & wishing I could play in their room.  I recall even "borrowing" my aunts MAC lipstick when I was in middle school & getting totally busted later.  So you could imagine the collection I've accumulated in my 28 years of life.  I use a wide array of brands, including MAC, Bare Esscentials, Urban Decay, Revlon, Mabelline & Mary Kay to name a few.  For me to say that I tossed out hundreds of dollars in makeup when I became a consultant would be a flat out lie.  Although I will admit that I've dumped any other skincare products & exclusively use the Timewise Sets, because they are formulated to work together for the best results.  My skin is in the best shape its ever been  (minus my teen years when everything was tight & perky) & I thank my cousin for introducing me to Mary Kay. 

So feel free to call me out when I use other products for my makeup, but the truth of the matter is that to achieve the high pigmentation & desired effect, I have to use more product, several different colors & blend blend blend.  Which isn't a problem, if I didn't have little animal children asking me for something every 2 mins, turning my 10 min makeup time into 30-40 mins.  Sigh.  But foreals, I don't discriminate on products or turn my nose up claiming that other  brands are crap compared to MK bc I know it isn't true.  I refuse to try to push a product on someone or lie about the results they would get.  Maybe that makes me a bad consultant in some peoples eyes, but I feel it makes me a better one.  Hopefully that kind of explains a bit...

Til next time, xo, Mia

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Ugh, I knew this was gonna happen. I dont blog on the weekends. Its just a fact that my weekends are dedicated to family stuff & there isnt any "me" downtime to sit & post pics & all that... even my post on friday was a total cop out. I blogged from the sidewalk in SJ while we were at the Halloway Release party at Aristocrats... I posted a pic, but didnt have my fav purse with me to show off... sigh. My bad. And its honestly not gonna get any better this week since its Thanksgiving & a gazillion parties to go to! So I'm gonna be honest & say I'm skipping the weekends & run it like a business week! LOL, ohh Mia, you're sucha cheater.

So todays blog is supposed to be my Fav brush & a photo that makes me happy...

My go to brush on the daily, that stays in my makeup bag is my Sigma SS217. Its the perfect size to live in my purse with my other must haves & it does just about every job possible! Need it to apply on your entire lid, go for it! Need it to blend, it can do that too! The only thing I will admin it cant do it line my lower lashes! Heres a few pics I took of it while its faaaairly clean.  This sucker can get real dirty, real quick!  But, its my <3

My Sis Trina
My Sis Rach
As far as a photo that makes me happy, its a toss up. The two pics that can make me smile any day is my sisters. The top on is my sis Trina & I can truly say she is my best friend. The second is Rach, my LYLARS... ohh stop it, do you really need me to traslate that?! Uhh, ok. Back in the elementary day, we would tell eachother that & it was short for "Love Ya Like a REAL Sister" & I do. Shes the Dionne to my Cher, the peanut butter to my jelly. Shes my friend <3 Hopefully that explains why I chose these two pics :) 

Thanks for reading & I'll see ya tomorrow!  xo, Mia

Monday, November 22, 2010

Eyes.Lips.Face Sale!!

Hi guys!  I was checking out todays fresh deals on dealsplus & came across a 1/2 off on ELF Studio products.  I didnt purchase anything b/c I honestly dont need it, but who I am to deny someone else the joy of 50% off!!  So I checked & it doesnt start giving you 1/2 off til you hit $20 in product, which is still pretty amazing.  On the ELF site, the coupon code is HOLSTU.  Let me know if anyone picks up some ELF stuff & what your fav products are.  Happy Shopping!

PS, I'll get back to my Blog Challenge today ;)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It takes a LEGEND to make a STAR

Last week I entered the Burlesque contest held by my fellow Bay Area beauty, Sara, aka themakeupsnob... And I was beyond stoked when she emailed me Monday to let me know I won one of the Sebastian sets & tickets to watch the pre-screening! Imagine my surprise when I came home to this today...

I cant wait to see the movie, I've always been a huge fan on xtina from the very beginning, ahem Genie in a Bottle.... Thanks for the opportunity & please make sure you check out & follow Sara on twitter!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Hey folks!  As many of you know, I'm an active Mary Kay Beauty Consultant & for the month of November, there's a fantastic deal happening!  The usual $100 starter kit is only $75!!  Now I'm a bit jealous that I paid the regular price plus tax & all that, so really, this is a DEAL!  

If you've never tried Mary Kay or have that thought in the back of your mind that your "grandma" used it back in the day... you're WRONG!!  Yes, the company has been around for 56 years.  Yes, the products are non-comedogenic & wont clog your pores or break you out.  Yes, we have an agreement with PETA & do NOT test on sweet little animals.  Yes, our ladies to drive the PINK Cadillacs, the NEW ones!!  Personally, I love that it re-opened the door to my girly side & gave me the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone & meet new & amazing women.  Its why I started blogging & doing videos (which I promise I will get back to THIS WEEK).  

So if you're looking for a side hustle that you'd want to make a full time gig one day, holla at ya girl.  I've met a bunch of amazing women who have turned their love of makeup into a business where they're traveling constantly, making their own hours & holding down their families on their Mary Kay income alone.  Even if you just wanna try out the products & compare it to what you already use, I'm your girl!  With the re-vamped packaging & new Fall colors, we've got what you need!  So til next time, stay glamorous & don't forget to let that inner diva out to play!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween guys!  I've been completely neglecting my blog, youtube & the entire world lately. With the move & getting settled, there just hasnt been any time to really sit down & enjoy my makeup & the videos that I did try to do, my macbook refused to process them!  So instead, heres a few pics from my families Halloween.  A couple days before Halloween, I tried out a Sugar Skull/Dia de Los Muertos look that turned out pretty good, but b/c my laptop ate the tutorial, I never posted the pics.  Boo!!  PS I got the inspiration from Wifezilla Hekela, check out her vids, they're AMAZING!

This one is from Saturday night.  My sweetheart was a Jabbawockeez... I wish I took a vid clip of him gettin down b/c THAT was priceless!!  If you cant tell already, I was Alice.  It was kinda cool b/c the spot we were at, all the waitresses were dressed as the Queen of Hearts!
These are my ever adorable girls as Minnie Mouse & a Harajuku Girl.  They're shoeless in this one, but Mims had some knee boots that completed her look & Jassy wore her fav cute maryjane slipons.

Heres a close up of the girls makeup... or as Jassy says "makeup polish".  Sad to admit it, but my girls LOOOOVE their makeup.  Mims was thrilled she got to use my UD palette & glittery eyeliner & Jassy sat still while I gave her whiskers & even took it upon herself to "swatch" a few colors while I did her sissys makeup!  Hope everyone had a safe & Happy Halloween!  Dont forget to brush those chompers!!