%MINIFYHTML6613f903511d564c4e54cf56c912325812% Makeup By Lauren P: November 2009

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! What are you thankful for? I'm thankful for my loving parents, wonderful boyfriend, great friends, and loved ones who are no longer with us, but have left a huge impact on my life...honor the people you love the most--not just today--everyday!


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Coo-coo for "New Moon"!

Did anyone else see "New Moon" yet?  I did and it was even better than "Twilight"!  I saw it the day it opened with my boyfriend and even though this movie isn't normally his cup of tea, he admits that it was a good movie!  Our favorite parts?  Mine had to be the ending, HANDS DOWN! Can we say cliff-hanger?! At least for me since I have not read the series yet.  My boyfriend appreciated the fight scenes, especially the ones including the wolves.  He is Team Jacob and I am Team Edward, which I knew was going to happen!

Some cool Robert Pattinson trivia: 
  • Me and him were both born within the same month and year! May, 1986. 
  • To the Robert Pattinson & Twilight haters, especially those who say Harry Potter is better than Twlight: Robert was in Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (2005), as Cedric Diggory!  I guess you can't hate him that much right?!
I am not anti-Harry Potter, I just think Twilight is way better!

Pictures from me & Enrique's "New Moon" Date: [Photo heavy, with good reason] ;)

This is my "New Moon" Look: Should I do a tutorial on it?


Enrique bought me a "New Moon" movie poster at the merchandise table outside of the theater.

We then ate some amazing sushi, which was half off! I believe there was some special going on that night...


So in the midst of doing some work today, I was browsing around on Stephenie Meyer's website and came across this:

A Twilight Fan/Dork's dream!  Especially for people like me who need to start reading the books.  I promise myself that I will make time to do so when I am not so tied down with Graduate School!

What I really want!

I might just go to my local library if I don't get a chance to buy them in the meantime!

My questions to you!
  • What did you think of New Moon? What was your favorite part?
  • Should I do a tutorial for my New Moon Look?
  • Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? Did this change after seeing New Moon?
  • Do you know of any cool Twilight fan/merch. sites that we should know about?
Leave your answers below! I am so interested to hear your thoughts!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Victoria's Secret Eye Look in "Knowing"


This is the first video that I have made with my new intro. Do you like it? Then check out Joel's channel here on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/introchamp and email him at videointros@gmail.com for very reasonable rates!

Noticed something different about me? I went for the big chop! What do you think of the haircut?

This tutorial is the second Victoria's Secret one that I have done which is part of a series of five looks that I will do with these quads. This is a very easy look using the quad "Knowing".

Products Used:

Coastal Scents crease/chisel fluff brush
MAC 242
MAC 224
MAC 228
MAC 266
MAC 188

Bare Minerals Face Kit in Medium
MAC Lilicent Creme Blush
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle

Maybelline Define-a-Brow Pencil in Medium Brown
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Victoria's Secret Quad in "Knowing"
Loreal HIP cream eyeliner in Midnight Blue 956
Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara

MAC Cremestick Pearl Liner in Gingerroot
MAC Myth Lipstick
MAC C-thru Lip glass

I hope you enjoyed it!

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Repost-N.O.T.D. "Lady Godiva",by Essie

 My N.O.T.D. is "Lady Godiva", by Essie.
This was originally posted on 11/13/09.

These pictures were taken with my BB Tour, which I used the focus and a flash.
I actually like the outcome of the Blackberry camera, as it still uses the flash, but represents the true nail color!

And here is a a close-up on my nails:

You will see this color being featured in an upcoming "Nail Experiment" that I am doing, and a haul as well.  So be on the look out for that!  I absolutely love this color, because it is a true deep, chocolate brown color that looks great with my skin tone!  I find it interesting that a nail polish color can look one way in the bottle, and a totally different way on everyone else depending on your skin tone.  The other day I was wearing another Essie nail polish, and a friend of mine told she couldn't believe I was wearing that particular color because it looks completely different on her! 

I just wanted to share this color with you guys if you haven't already heard of it, because it will be my go to color for this Fall and Winter season!

Upcoming Nail related posts:
  • Haul on Various Nail Products
  • My new type of manicure, The Nail Experiment: Does it work?

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Twilight: The Saga Continues...

Is anyone else excited about "New Moon" coming out today? I know I am!  I must admit, a while back, you wouldn't have heard me say this.  I actually do not like giving into the "hype" when music, movies, etc.--comes out.  For some reason, when I see everyone going crazy about something to this nature, I actually wait a while to see what I think of it.  Case in point I love many artists who are mainstream, but most of the artists that I listen to are well known, but have not yet blown up into MAINSTREAM SUPER-STARDOM.

I have a interest in vampires and things of this nature, having been into Ann Rice novels when I was younger.  Finally, I gave into my curiosity and I watched the movie Twilight last night, which is the first installment of the Stephenie Meyers saga.  I actually LOVED it!  I have heard mixed reviews on this movie.  Of course, I hear many "teeny-boppers" going coo coo for cocoa puffs over the two main men in this movie, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black , played by Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, respectively.  I have also read reviews where people bashed the movie for being to mainstream and not sticking exactly to the book.  I have not yet read the books, so I cannot vouch for that.  What are your thoughts?

What I know is this: I am truly intrigued by the story between The Cullens, The Wolf Pack, and The Volturi, and I cannot wait to see "New Moon" this weekend!  I am also planning on reading the books as well and catching up to the awesomeness that I have been missing out on.

Are you a Twilight fan as well?  Here are some websites that I have found out about that you might like to check out if you haven't done so already:

Stephanie Meyer's Official Twilight Website: http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight.html
The Official Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/twilight
The Official You Tube channel for the movie: http://www.youtube.com/officialtwilightfilm
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/twilight?ref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/twilight
Official Merchandise: http://shop.cafepress.com/twilight
The "Team Edward" & "Team Jacob" Bottles! Which team are you on?! : http://www.newmoonbottles.com/
 The Twilight Convention! http://www.creationent.com/twilight/

And even more exciting:
Twilight Beauty Products! : http://twilightbeauty.com/

 "Luna Twilight"

"Volturi Twilight"

I also found out about this website from a fellow Twilight fanatic & You Tube Guru, WuBearKitten.
She recently made a video talking about this etsy site that creates Twilight themed Jewelry & accessories! How cute is that?!  You can find that website here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/heavyeyeliner

I know that this is just me giving into the marketing strategies of making even more money for Twilight--but I don't care! The products look pretty sweet!

My questions to you: 
  • Are you a Twilight Fan?
  • Are you Team Edward of Team Jacob?
  • What/Who are you most excited about seeing in "New Moon"?
  • What are your thoughts on the Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, & Breaking Dawn books? I have not read the series yet!
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

I have been awarded the "One Lovely Blog" Award!

This is my first blog award, and I couldn't be happier!  MissVendella gave me this award with fourteen other bloggers-- and that was so sweet of her!  Thanks so much hun!

MissVendella's Blog

The rules of this award are:
To accept this award: Post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Being super busy with grad school has kept me from having the chance to sit down and write to all of these people to let them know how much I love their blog!  I am sorry for that, and maybe you can accept this award as a token of my appreciation: Thank you for you being you!  

Everyone needs to check out these blogs and follow them if you haven't done so already, because they are something fierce, and indeed "Lovely"!

I Award:

Latino Pride, and Married To a Mexican (Both the same person)
The Secrets In The Sauce
Vegas Diamond 
 Musings Of A City Girl

I had to extend the honor to the following peoplewho were sweet enough to leave me great, thoughful comments! These people are lovely as well!

Loud&Proud MoNeeka
RW @ True Beauty
Geeky Mac Boy
Monique aka Surferwife23
Country Mouse, City Mouse
Externally Fixated
Twincerely Olga

And right back to MissVendella herself!  (I know that she is the one that gave me this award, but she deserves it a second time around!)

P.S.: You only have to award 15!! I just love & appreciate a lot of blogs =)  I know I probably did not get everyone I feel deserves an award this time around, but I will probably create a part two to this award sometime in the future!
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Monday, November 9, 2009

The Unveiling of my Intro Video!

I have been itching to finally be able to announce this!  I had an intro professionally made to go a long with my new You Tube page!  And here it is!

The person name that created my intro is Joel, and his you tube is: http://www.youtube.com/introchamp
He is truly great! I want to take this time to thank Joel for his talent, and for being so great at listening to what I wanted in my intro video!

If you or some one you know is in the market for an intro video, please do not hesitate to use Joel!  He is very professional, and has some really great rates!  Want a discount?  Then just subscribe to him before you inquire about having an intro made, and you will automatically have a discount!

I have been waiting to receive my intro before I post any new videos, and I am so happy I did--it was well worth it!

If you have any questions about the process, email Joel @ videointros@gmail.com
Do you like my intro video?  Leave your feedback down below!

Thanks again Joel!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I am a FABB Approved Blogger!

What a pleasant surprise and honor!  I have been chosen as an "Approved Blogger" on the FABB Network.  The FABB Network stands for Fashion And Beauty Bloggers, and it is a great network for lovers of fashion and beauty to come together and talk about the things they love most--Fashion & Beauty!  The FABB Network is a page that was created on Ning by Gloria, A.K.A. DivaShop.  You should really check her out!  This is what she writes on the home page about the network:

Membership to this site is open to any fashion & beauty blogger, fashion & beauty blogger fan, and/or fashion & beauty fan. This will allow bloggers & their readers to interact together. However, only approved bloggers will see their blog posts in the network feed & only approved bloggers will be able to join the private FABBloggers Group. Only family-friendly blogs will be approved. You can be approved in one of 3 ways. 1) You can fill out the application. 2) You can join & link your blog on your profile page & I'll find it & decide whether or not to approve it. 3) I'll discover your blog & invite you.

Note to Newly Approved Bloggers: It may take awhile for your posts to show up in the network feed shown below. Also, please put the special Approved Blogger FABB badge on your blog (you can get codes in the private group for approved bloggers) so other FABBloggers can discover this network. Thanks!
I received the email last night from Gloria that I have been approved, and it is especially even better news to hear while I feel ill.  This is keeping my spirits up!

Click the picture below to see a screen shot of the FABB Network homepage where I am being mentioned along with two other newly approved bloggers! I circled my name in white, and wrote a small message! =)

This a copy of the badge that only approved bloggers get to use on their blog site:

Aren't I such a fabulous blogger?! Yes I am! LOL J.K.

Again, thank you so much Gloria for adding me to the list of elite fashion and beauty bloggers, it means a lot to me!

The FABB Network: http://fabbloggers.ning.com/
The Creator of the FABB Network, Gloria, A.K.A. DivaShop's blog: http://www.divashopblog.com/

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009!

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween!  These are just some of the pictures from a Pre-Halloween house party that my friends threw, as well as hanging out at the Brooklyn Halloween Parade on Halloween.  This parade is so much better than the one in the city!  For the Pre- Halloween Bash, I did my own makeup as the Dead Nurse, My boyfriend as the Dead Doctor, and My friend Liz as a KISS member! On the day of Halloween I did both mine and my boyfriends again, as well as transforming my father into the werewolf!

The Halloween Cast:
Me: A Dead Nurse!
My boyfriend Enrique: A Dead Doctor!
My father Lou: A Werewolf!
My friend Liz: At the house party she was a KISS member, on Halloween she was a Yankee fan!
I also happened to be dog sitting the cutest, most adorable Shi ztu ever--Noodles!  Her owners sent her with a little bat head band to wear which was super cute!

Onto the pictures!

Enrique, Myself, and Liz before heading out to the Pre-Halloween Bash!

 Me with Noodles!

 With some friends at the party.

 Liz, Myself, and Rita.
Me & Rita will miss Liz when she leaves us for Colorado!
We have to visit her!

The Mario Brother's Sandwich!

Myself and Liz (being evil, lol)

My reaction to her (ahhh!)
 More pics from the house party...

<3 this one =)

 These are fromthe next day, on Halloween...Noodles was a cute little bat! (Her owners also sent her with a Von Dutch sweater! LOL

 Cutie Patootie!

 Dead Nurse and Dead Doctor...

 It was just a case of "Mal Practice"!
 My eye makeup (eyes closed)

 My eye makeup (eyes open)

 Baby Pumkin making friend with Noodles!

 Enrique chatting with Noodles!

My favroite teacher from junior high: My photograghy teahcer Joe Zarba acting silly with my pops!

 It was great seeing him, I have to post photos from our trip to Italy (in 2000) soon!

Warewolf ordering some great Italian food after the parade.

We met Oscar the Grouch! Such a cool costume!

These kids were super cute and stopped to talk to my dad.

 They were fascinated by my makeup skills!



 That wine was good!

 Me and my good friend Liz, who changed from being a KISS member to a Yankee fan! haha

All of us: Liz, Me, My father, My Mother, My Boyfriend, and Noodles (drinking water underneath the table) =D

I hope you enjoyed these picture, and that your Halloween was awesome!
There is nothing like spending Halloween with close family & friends!

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