Exclusive: Zoe Saldana SAG Awards 2012 Makeup Details and Beauty

Did you see Zoe Saldana at the SAG 2012 awards last night? Wasn't she a vision? We got the deets from her makeup artist and friend to the blog Vera Steinberg on what she used on Zoe to create her flawless look. Vera said she was inspired by Zoe's dress and she wanted to do a smokey eye with soft browns rather than blacks to make it more elegant. Here are the full deets:

I started with Josie Maran Argan Primer Mist all over the face.
After that, I used Giorgio Armani 10 Fluid Sheer on Zoe's face.
Then on her cheeks I used  Tarte True Love Cheek Stain and Jouer Peach Bouquet Blush over it.
On Zoe's lids, I applied Benefit Busy Signal Cream Shadow with my fingers mixed with Jemma Kidd Stardust Creme Shadow.
To create a glossy look on the lids, I applied Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Shadow.
I applied individual lashes, and then used Elizabeth Arden Black Mascara. Then I created a very fine line using Bobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner.
I then tightlined with Chanel Eyeliner in black.
We finished the look off with a pink natural gloss from MAC.

Well Vera, Zoe looked beautiful as usual. Great job.

Zoe's  hair stylist Mara Roszak says that Zoe’s dress was so inspiring. I wanted to create a "not too perfect" up-do by adding texture and movement to the hair, while keeping it modern and fresh.”
Step-by-Step Styling
1.       Apply Wella Professionals Extra Volume Mousse to wet hair and rough dry
2.       Then, using a 3/4" barrel curling iron, add waves to the hair by rotating the direction of the curl
3.       Once the whole head was waved, spray Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz on the hair to break up the wave and add texture
4.       Loosely pull the hair back into a low pony  and secured it with an elastic
5.       Then split the pony into two sections and braid them both, then wrap the braids into a bun and secure with bobby pins
6.       Once the hair is up, apply a dab of  Wella Professionals Bold Move styling paste to fingertips and define a few pieces around the face
7.       Spray all over with Wella Professionals Stay Firm finishing spray

I think Zoe looked beautiful for the Sag Awards. Can't wait to see her makeup and hair for the Oscars. you know we'll have it here. 



Therapy Thursday: So You Want to Blog

So I get a lot of questions from you girls about blogging etc, so today I'm going to try to answer them. 
FYI: My blog was having big problems this morning and published this three times before I was done editing it.

1) How did you start blogging? 
I started blogging almost five years ago. July 8 will be my 5 year anniversary and also my birthday. I plan to have a nice bash for that so if you can go, let me know. We'll have great gift bags, drinks, hair done, nails, and girl talk, at maybe a spa in Manhattan. I'm already working on it. I started blogging for a few reasons 1) I was addicted to blogs, specifically shake your beauty and afrobella, and would crave for them every day 2) I loved blogs with personal stories 3) I loved writing 4) I noticed there weren't too many Latina blogs. 5) Mr. Milly and I had a huge fight on my bday five years ago, and I needed something to keep my mind busy, so BeautyLogic was born.

2) How do I interview fun people  if I don't live in NYC? 
You can interview people no matter where you live. Most of my interviews have been done by phone or email. My first big interviews were Mally Roncal and June Ambrose. I contacted Mally through her PR, and funny enough, I contacted June through Myspace and she got right back to me. Don't ever be afraid to email or ask someone to cover them. Remember that the worst thing they can say is NO, which I've heard many times.

3) How do I build traffic?
A lot of ways. Leave comments on big blogs. That's important. 2) Don't be like me, create a facebook immediately after starting your blog. Believe it or not getting traffic wasn't the most important thing to me  so I never thought to create a page, but then everyone kept asking me about my facebook, so I finally created one the end of last year. The power of Facebook is amazing. 3) Create a twitter right away. Twitter is so important 4) Befriend other bloggers. Instead of looking as bloggers as competition, look at them as your allies and make friends with as many of them as possible and then join sharing sites like Triberr so you can share their content and they can share yours. 5) Photography-up until last year, my camera sucked, what a mistake. If you're going to blog, get a good camera, good camera's don't have to be expensive and learn how to use it.  6) Try to blog everyday. (I need to take my own advice.)

Click below to read the rest of this:

Makeup Artist Kimara Ahnert Adding Pizzazz To Your Makeup

Hey girls today, makeup artist  Kimara Ahnert lets us know how we can go for the gusto when it comes to our makeup routine.  Click below to read more:

Lancome Rose Romance Palette Spring 2012 Review & Swatches

For Spring 2012 Lancome has released their Rose Romance palette. This palette is a very pretty  mix of peach, pinks and even a plum. It contains a highlighter, all over lid palette, base color, contour color, and a liner. I don't wear too much pink around my eyes, just because I'm all about browns, and coppers, and purples, but when I applied these shadows, and saw how much brighter my face looked, it really made me want to explore pinks more especially for the spring.

Click below to read my review, see swatches,  and see a look I did using Lancome's instructions:

Laura Mercier Oh La La Nail Lacquer Spring 2012

The release of Laura Mercier's new spring nail lacquer collection is super exciting because she hasn't released a collection in a long time. It  contains 5 colors, Sizzle, Cabana, Oh La La, Flamingo, Luscious. We were sent Oh La La to review and swatch

Oh LaLa is a very work friendly mid pink cream finished polish. It applied evenly, no streaks. I like it. This is two coats.

What are your fave colors for your nails for the spring? I'd love to know.

Just like lip glosses, you can never have enough nail polishes.



Product provided for review

Tarte Glisten Maracuja Divine Shine Lip gloss

 For the spring Tarte has released their Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip gloss collection. My review today is for  Glisten but there are 10 lip glosses in total.  As I've said before I first got really into Tarte when I was pregnant and searching for makeup that was still high quality but didn't contain certain chemicals. I found that with Tarte and although I'm no longer pregnant, they have remained one of my fave brands. Click below to read my review and see my swatch of the Tarte Glisten Maracuja Divine Shine Lip gloss. 

Butter Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Review and Swatches

It snowed this weekend. I wasn't too thrilled about that. I'm so not a snow lover. In fact, I really just dislike the cold in general. Spring weather makes me so happy,  and spring nail polish makes me even happier. Butter's new spring collection is making me super happy. The collection contains all types of colors from  cantaloupe, pistachio, turquoise, and a tropical hot pink. Anyway, Butter sent over two of the shades. Click Below to see swatches and see my review:

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Detox Cranberry Mud Mask

How was your weekend loves? Snow came and went in NYC.  Sunday I took it easy, and had a great day of pampering ME. I gave myself a facial, pedicure, mani, and did my hair. I hope you girls make time for yourselves. It's so important. Anyway, one of my fave masks to detoxify my face from a stressful week is Mychelle Dermacueticals Detox Cranberry Mud Mask. Click below to read my full review:

Rembrandt Deeply White 2 Hour Whitening Kit Review

Rembrandt recently sent over their Deeply White 2 Hour Whitening Kit for me to review.  I ran out of my go-to whitener about a month ago and just haven't gotten around to ordering it. But when I recently saw the commercial I did with CVS at the Peoples Choice Awards, I was kind of mortified. We had filmed that little commercial all day and because I was tired, while we were filming, I drank about six cups of coffee.When I saw the commercial I noticed my teeth weren't as gleaming white as I like them. ( I like them to be the color of chiclets, lol ) Anyway, when I came back I decided to give the Rembrandt Deeply White Two Hour Whitening Kit a try. Click Below to read my review and to see my before/after:

Viviscal Giveaway & Winner of Michelle Phan Lancome Giveaway

I've heard a lot about this product Viviscal So many people have claimed that this made their hair insanely long and thick. Many famed hair dressers including Marc Townsend and Orlando Pita recommend it, as well as big dermatologist like Dr. Doris Day.  It was also recently featured on the Dr. OZ show. The reviews of it on drugstore.com are pretty great too. And apparently it's Mila Kunis, Reese Witherspoon, and Liv Tyler's must have for amazing hair. After reading the ingredients,  I can see it's a  blend of fish proteins, horsetail extract, and Vitamin C.  Click below to read how to enter the giveaway.

Therapy Thursdays: Sometimes the Best Things in Life Are the Things You Don't Plan.

Exactly seven years ago today, I woke up extremely annoyed.  That night I was supposed to be going on a blind date. Truthfully, I was tired of getting set up on dates. Lately, everyone and their mama was trying to set me up and it was becoming super annoying and so uncomfortable. For 2005, one of my new years resolution was never to go on  a blind date again. But my friend kept insisting that I meet this guy. Apparently he was wickedly smart, funny and resembled The Rock. I'd heard all of that before (well except the Rock part) and wasn't too interested. But just to make my friend happy, I decided to go. That night I was meeting the guy in the city. An hour before the date was to begin, my roommate walked into the apartment. I was having a lazy day, still in my pajamas watching reruns of The Golden Girls. She asked me, "Aren't you supposed to be getting ready for your date?" I responded, "Girl, I"m pretty sure this will be nothing"  She said, "Stop thinking like that, this may be the best date ever. Get ready!" I shrugged my shoulders and continued to watch my fave girls: Rose, Dorothy, Blanche and Sophia. About 15 minutes later, I decided maybe I should get ready. So I threw on an old shirt and jeans, put my hair in a bun, and was about to leave but for some reason something told me to head back, change and actually try to look decent.  So I did.
Click below to read about my first date with Mr. Milly.

Essie Navigate Her Spring 2012 Collection Review and Swatches

Hey loves, Essie's Navigate Her Spring 2012 collection has me way too excited for a few reasons. First of all, the colors are gorgeous. And also, the collection pays tribute to ambitious women of action. I love that! Essie says "not content to play it safe and hedge her bets during the wintry economic climate, the change in weather perfectly suits her sunnier outlook. In both Fashion and finance, she's ready willing, and able to strike out and try something fresh and new."   We are all about not playing it safe on this site and making our dreams come true because we know they WILL come true. Anyway, click below to see swatches, and a review.

Olivella Daily Facial Cleansing Tissues

When I went to LA, there were about three nights where I was so tired that I literally slept with a full face of makeup on. (I'm paying for it now with a humongous zit on both my nose and cheek.) That probably would never happen in NYC because I am super religious about keeping wipes next to my bed so that if I'm too exhausted to wash my makeup off, I can just grab a wipe and clean my face with minimal effort.  Some wipes that I'm currently loving are Olivella Daily Facial Cleansing Tissues. They aren't perfect, but they do get the job done. Click below to read my review:

Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer Review

I"m a huge fan of primers. So when I recently went to the drugstore and saw Revlon's display for their new new Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer, and their new Photoready airbrush makeup (which I picked up as well and will review later), for only $13.00 bucks well I had to get my hands on both of them. The primer I use a lot is  Smashbox Color Correcting primer because I suffer from slight hyperpigmentation on my cheeks. Click below to read my full review on Revlon's Photoready Color Correcting Primer:

Win The New Michelle Phan Lancome Glamour Eyes Set

So Lancome recently invited me to hang with  Michelle Phan at one of her meet ups in Sephora in NYC so we could talk about her new Glamour Eyes set. I've met Michelle before, and always find her to be super sweet and humble.  I'm also very inspired by Michelle and her story. This young girl who loved makeup, decided to make videos one day, and now is the #1 most subscribed beauty guru with almost 2 million subscribers, 500 million views of her vids, and a Lancome deal. That's so amazing, and it should make you believe that anything in life is possible. Anyway, Michelle said that with the set, she wanted to make sure that you could create both a daytime and nighttime look, and she loved the color purple and so do her fans (as you can see from the color of my site, so do I.).

The set contains.
 0.141 oz Color Design Eye-Brightening All in One 5 Shadow and Line Palette in Chic by Chelle
0.135 oz Hypnose Drama Mascara in Excessive Black
0.04 oz Artliner Precision Point Eyelier in Noir
a $96.00 Value but being sold for $59.

Click Below to find out how you can win the Glamour Eyes Set and read what Michelle told me keeps her going:

China Glaze Electropop Collection Review and Swatches Spring 2012


Hey guys, we're starting to review Spring Collections and we're starting with the China Glaze Electropop Collection Spring 2012. Although while reviewing this, I had five layers of pajamas on in my house because there was no heat and it was like 2 degrees outside and -15 degrees inside. I can't wait for the spring!  But anyway let's talk beauty:  China Glaze says the collection was inspired by all things girly edgy and fun. The collection contains 12 polishes, China Glaze sent over five for me to show to you girlies. Click below to see swatches of the collection, and a review. Remember to click on pics to enlarge them.

The CVS Peoples Choice Award Spot

Left to Right, Mickey Williams, Me, Keiko Lynn, Nichelle Pace

Hey guys, for those who missed the Peoples Choice Awards, and the small commercial that me and the rest of the CVS Beautyboard did, here it is. I'll recap more of my Peoples Choice Awards experience soon. My dress was from All Saints, and my shoes Michael Kors. My clutch was one I bought like 5 years ago, at this store called Mandee. I loved it. Anyway, I'll give a full recap soon. I had so much fun in LA. I can't wait to go back !FYI: I was up close next to Demi Lovato. She is so darn pretty!

Paula Patton Golden Globes Makeup and Beauty

Yesterday when Mr. Milly and I watched the Golden Globes, I think I saw him start to drool like a hungry puppy when Paula Patton walked on the red carpet. Sheesh, she looked so beautiful, I think I was drooling too. lol. Anyway, click below for  her makeup and beauty breakdown done by Covergirl artist Fiona Stiles.  The pic is courtesy of P&G COVERGIRL via Fleishman/MMC.

Sofia Vergara Golden Globes Makeup and Beauty!

I love Sofia Vergara. She's a mom, a sexy woman following her dreams and her son is like 20 (and she looks unbelievable).  I also know a lot of makeup artists that have worked with her, and they all say she is incredibly kind and sweet. Anyway, here's her Golden Globes look beauty breakdown. This pic is courtesy of P&G COVERGIRL via Fleishman/MMC. 
Click Below to find out the beauty deets:

Next Week Update!

hey guys, I'm sorry the last few weeks have been insane, with LA, and the Peoples Choice Awards,  my blogging has been super slow. However, I'm back next week with massive spring collections, a video (yes a video) and my updated internal beauty regime (beauty starts from within).  See you next week. This pic was my highlight of the Peoples Choice Awards, meeting the guys from Shark Tank. Mr. Milly and I watch that show religiously.

Anyway, see you next week,



Tonight's the night!

Hey guys,

Please make sure to watch the Peoples Choice Awards tonight.
Myself and the rest of the CVS Beauty Board made a cool integration that will air during the show.
So excited.
I believe it will air around 10-10:15 est.

Hugs & love, 


I'll Be Back Soon!

Hey loves,

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I've been in LA, working on some stuff with the Peoples Choice Awards and CVS.  Please make sure you watch the awards tomorrow, you will be seeing a familiar face. :-) Anyway, just wanted to keep you updated. I'll be back to you by the end of the week as I leave LA.  I'm so digging LA. It's my type of town. Kind of reminds me of NY.

Today I'm pretty free, so if you think of anyplace I should go in LA, please let me know.

Hugs & Love,


Beautylogic Best Vitamin C Product 2011-Obagi Professional Vitamin C

Hey loves, sorry I didn't post the last few days. The holidays always wear me out. Do you get exhausted too during the holidays. By the way, I saw the movie The Iron Lady on Monday with hubby. It stars Meryl Streep and she plays Margaret Thatcher. It was so good!!! Meryl Streep was just unbelievable in that role. It's  a story of a woman who rose to power when it was very uncommon for women to be in power and also it shows such a beautiful love story between Ms. Thatcher and her husband.  Totally unexpected. Both Mr. Milly and I loved it, and when we both love a movie, well that says a lot.

Anyway let's talk beauty, I'm starting my Best of  2011 today and I will start with  last years favorite Vitamin C product which is Obagi Vitamin C Serum 20%. Although I test many skin care products because I'm a blogger, this one made such a HUGE difference on my face. It worked so well that I bought two bottles last year .(I wouldn't have needed three if I was just using it, but Mr. Milly loves it a lot, and uses it too.) This product leaves my skin and now Mr. Milly's skin glowing. It's really insane the difference in my skin (and Mr. Milly's)when using this, and when we don't use it.  Also, I find when it comes to my hyperpigmentation marks (which i tend to get often because of my tan skin) this is so effective.  The fact that it contains 20% of a STABLE vitamin C is great because it's super powerful. The reason I wrote "stable" in bold print, is because many companies will put an unstable form of Vitamin C in their products and then say their products contain Vitamin C but that Vitamin C won't do anything for you, so make sure you get a stable form of Vitamin C if you get one.    L'Ascorbic Acid is one form of stable vitamin C. Anyway,  Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and also, it is essential for building collagen (which is what your skin is made of). 20% may be a little strong for you if you're just getting into Vitamin C so Obagi makes lower strength of Vitamin C like 10% so you may want to try that before you try this. All in all, this Vitamin C gets  an A+ and gets Beautylogic's Best Vitamin C product of the year.

Do you use Vitamin C in your anti-aging routine?

please don't wait until wrinkles start to show to anti-age. You should be anti-aging before hand!



Therapy Thursdays: no new one today

hey guys, no new therapy thursday today,  except please make sure you are following those dreams. Here are some old therapy thursdays that I hope will help you:

Mr. Milly's Six Things to Never Do On a First Date

Ways to be a Power Woman!

Don't Compare Your journey or you're asking for failure



Zoya True Collection Review and Swatches

Ah, for the spring Zoya has released two collections, and their True Collection has one  of my fave colors of all time. The True collection was inspired by runway looks from top designers. It contains six muted and very unexpected colors. Click below to see swatches, a review and remember click on the pics to enlarge.

Zoya Fleck Effect Collection Swatches and Review

The Zoya Fleck collection is here for the spring girls. These three myalar fleck glazes can be worn alone or with Zoya's new True collection (which I reviewed here).  Check out this gorgeous collection, swatches and review by clicking below. Remember to click on pics to enlarge.

Happy New Year!!

How was your New years loves? Did you guys do anything fun? Mr. Milly and I stayed in, watched the ball drop, and shared a romantic kiss at 12;00am, but then we both fell right to sleep. (We're getting old, lol). Back in the day we would party around NYC like rockstars (those were fun times). Anyway, 2011 was an amazing year, but I have a feeling that 2012 will be even better for all of us.  12 is a very lucky number. Let's make sure that  all our dreams become reality this year. We can make it happen!

Happy New Year!

Lots of Love!

Thanks for Reading.



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