Monday, August 22, 2011

Apothica Gift Certificate Giveaway!

I have some exciting news!!!
The lovely dolls at Apothica are awarding a $25 gift certificate to one of my lucky gorgeous readers! You can apply the certificate to anything in their store, which includes well knows brands such as Stila, NeoCutis, Baby Quaser, Barex and SkinMedica. You can also conveniently shop at SkinCareRx and Skincare Botanica at the same time, using the same cart!

Stila Cosmetics is one of the more popular brands that many of us are very familiar with. Apothica offers a great variety of products from Stila that are at great value and worth checking out. 
Click the picture below for direct link to Stila Cosmetics on

The Story of Apothica... is an online beauty boutique, which carries the finest selection of skin care, body care, aromatherapy, and cosmetic products on the market today, including the most natural, organic products available. We are dedicated to providing you with high quality products formulated to promote and enhance your natural beauty.

Apothica is our retail store in beautiful downtown Salt Lake City, which features skin care, body care, hair care, fragrances, and much more. The retail store is also the exclusive provider for the Gateway Aesthetic Institute & Laser Center, the largest cosmetic laser center in the world. Click to see Apothica's complete Spa Menu. 
So now that you have a better understanding of what Apothica is all about, let me tell you how you can enter to win this amazing certificate. They give you three options in which you can enter the giveaway:

Option 1: Facebook
1.     Visit
2.     Write on Apothica’s Facebook wall about what you think of Apothica
Bonus: Opt in to Apothica’s Newsletter

Option 2: Twitter
1.     Visit
2.     Tweet about Apothica on your own Twitter Account
Bonus: Retweet Apothica’s tweet about this giveaway

Option 3: Blog
1.     Visit
2.     Write something on your blog about what you think of Apothica
Bonus: Write about the brand I highlighted and link it to Apothica

Each option and bonus counts as 1 entry, so you have plenty of chances to enter and win! Here are some key point things that you need to know: Apothica will contact the winner to verify information is correct; After verification, Apothica will email the a code for the gift card to be used at,, and; The contest is open internationally, but Apothica does not ship to all countries. Also, please note to save SkinCareRx as a contact in your email box so that the emails don't go to the Spam/Junk Mail folder.

Giveaway ends September 5th!
Thanks Apothica for providing my readers with this giveaway! 
Good luck dolls!

Friday, August 19, 2011

HAUL: Forever 21 Accessories

 Just stopped by Forever 21 today and picked up a few accessories that i've been wanting after seeing them online. Most of these i got for $1.50 and i thought they were way to pretty not to get them. I love wearing stud earrings that are kind of fancy for everyday so i thought the ones i picked out are so gorgeous to wear anytime without looking too overdone. I also got a cute little bow necklace that i thought was so simple yet so gorgeous. Also the hoops i thought were a little different with the little design and it's a bit bigger than what i have so i thought why not. I also picked up one nailpolish in Light Orange, which stood out to me and it's not something i have in my collection, and i really wanted to try out the formula of these polishes. I will post an NOTD as soon as i wear it.  I definitely feel like going back and picking out more things. I always forget how Forever 21 has the best accessories ever at the best price. 
What are the types of earrings that you wear everyday? 
Any favorite accessories at Forever 21?

REVIEW: Too Faced Look of Love Spring Collection

I don't own many Too Faced products so i decided to get this set, since it seemed like a really good value to start off with. Aside from the gorgeous limited edition bag that everything came in, the products themselves are really good and worth having - a limited edition trio with two eyeshadows and a blush, a flatbuki brush, full size glamour gloss in Barely Legal, full size lash injection mascara, full size shadow insurance and a deluxe primed and poreless.
It really is a great value set and everything is wearable everyday. 
Just to give you an idea, the whole set was about $40. The Lash Injection alone, full size, is $21. The full size Shadow Insurance primer is $18 and the full size Glamour Gloss is $19 - just these three purchased separately would come up to $58! Crazy! And this doesn't even include the rest of the great products that come in the bag. Searching for it online, it says that the value of the whole thing comes up to $124, and you can see why. I'm still playing around with the products and i want to make a separate review posts for the face primer and the lash injection mascara; and of course an FOTD using the lovely trio with the shadows and blush.

Read more for swatches!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Apothica Haul!

I ordered some things from Apothica and i have to say i'm pretty pleased with how everything was sent to me. I got everything in the mail about 4 days after i placed the order online. I was also sent some samples and a catalog from SkincareRX with a ton of products that are worth checking out. The picture shows basically everything i ordered and recieved, and i have to say im very happy with my purchases. I was very excited to get everything and i will make sure to make a more detailed post about the Too Faced set, since it has a lot of products worth talking about, and it's like my favorite thing that i use right now. Stay tuned for that!

Have you tried Apothica yet?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Avoiding Makeup Meltdown: 3 Important Tips

 Now that you have agreed to go to the afternoon baby shower to your friend’s in August, one worry up your sleeve must be that of your makeup melting away in the sweltering sun. But do not let the stress take a toll on you. Given below are three tips that can help your makeup stay and save you from a horrific makeup meltdown:
1. Keeping It Light
Get hands on a reputed brand of foundation that shall keep your skin smooth looking without looking overdone. There is no need to go in for heavy makeup like the stars at the Oscars. The main rule of makeup is that less is more! On a hot day, it is mere foolhardiness to even wear gaudy makeup and look all caked up.

2. The Matte effect
Depending on your skin type, choose an apt moisturizer that shall leave your skin hydrated. Remember the matte look is the best in the heat. There is absolutely no need to use creamy products during a hot day. You do not want to have a dripping eye shadow, right? Choose products in powder finish.
3. Go Waterproof
There is a variety of waterproof products available in the market today. Especially for mascaras, it is better to choose one that is specified as waterproof. There are no chances of smudges around your eye on a day that is humid. After all, who wants to look like a raccoon?
Abide by these subtle makeup tricks to look your beautiful self and avoid the sliding of makeup in scorching heat. 

Brenda Lyttle is a beauty expert who began writing for publications in her community in 2005 and now commands an authority in writing on  beauty tips, anti-aging, and HGH related topics.
Thank you Brenda for providing my readers with this very useful article!
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