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Maybelline® The NUDES Eye Shadow Palette!

27 Jul

I tried it and I really like it!  I’ve always been daring with colors, that’s why I’m in LOVVVEEE with Maybelline’s COLORsenstional LIPCOLOR in “Make Me Pink“.

So when Maybelline® NEW YORK announced that a new eye shadow palette was coming out a few months ago called The NUDES, I said I would give it a try!

Maybelline® is a beauty brand that has a spectrum of colors which can be popular with any skin tone!

In The NUDES palette, there are 12 shades, which can give you 13 looks.  The shades are described as bold beiges, sultry sands, brazen bronzes, and over the top taupes.  Using it finally; I’d found it instantly to be a HIT!!!!!!

Here is my look that I’d achieved yesterday for a summer evening; getting ready for a night out in SoHo NYC!  I’d just wanted to show you my results with the palette’s shades on my complexion! Added eyeliner and my standby eyelashes……..AMAZING!

#me #Nudes @maybelline #palette Ready to go! 💋

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Here are Maybelline®’s promotional videos on the many looks. You may even recognize a few of the popular beauty vloggers from YouTube!  Maybelline has even provided their choices for tutorials!   Have fun and if you try the palette; please let me know what you think!

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design

 

Letia 🙂

Photo by Maybelline® NEW YORK, http://www.maybelline.com  YouTube videos by Maybelline® NEW YORKCOLORsensational Make Me Pink!

 

 

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No Guilt Anymore! “makeup only™” Towels!

26 Jul

black makeup towel

I wear makeup daily and make it a practice to wash my face thoroughly in the evening before going to bed; without even giving it a thought!

However, when I am away;  either on vacation or staying at a friend’s house  I do worry about my makeup stains that would be left on their towels!

wash faceYes, I do use the makeup towelettes; but there is still residue left on your face and you have to do a thorough cleaning!  You should continue to keep up with your skincare regimen while away.

So, I just found out about these “makeup only™” black wash cloths!!!  I now pack a couple in my suitcase and really have no more regrets!  No more worries for me!

The Turkish Towel Company sells them for a set of 6 and the wash cloths are 13″ x 13″; 100% cotton.

makeuptowel2These would also be a great for a gift, even place in your home’s guest room to set some ease!

A special touch for my makeup artist friends to use on their clients!

I’ve been told some hotels and bread & breakfast inns are in on it too; placing them in their bathrooms!

All such great ideas!

The Turkish Towel Company encompasses a combined 50-plus years of towel know-how. This partnership marries American design, development, and marketing experience to the world-renowned skills and quality of Turkish towel manufacturing. The result is unsurpassed style and quality in every towel that they produce.

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & DesignLetia 🙂

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Turkish Towel Company http://www.turkishtowelcompany.com

Bronzer, the Summer Must! @Forever21

26 May

Hello everyone! I’ve received many emails questioning the bronzer I’d used from a Instagram photo I’d posted while away on my mental break in Cancun, Mexico!

The one which I’d practically fell in love with was Forever21’s Love & Beauty All Over bronzer!

Picked it up by chance and I’m so, so glad I did!

Absolutely beautiful at the beach! I’d even put it on my collarbone and hint on my shoulders; when dining out!

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Forever21 Love & Beauty ALL OVER Bronzer

The best way to build up bronzer is to start below the cheekbone, closer towards the ear and lightly diffuse it outwards toward the cheek to blur out edges.

Then, sweep the brush to hit the high planes of the face (check, forehead, and chin) using a figure-3 sweeping motion.

Do the same on the other side and then finish down the nose!

Bronzer…..It’s wonderful for all skin tones.  A must get item for the upcoming summer fun; you’ll be hooked!!!!

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Letia Mitchell wearing Love & Beauty ALL OVER Bronzer @ Forever21

Oh!  Don’t forget to use your sunblock first; then apply!

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design

Letia  🙂

 

 ALL Over Bronzer can be found at http://www.Forever21.com, under the Beauty section.  Photo by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design LLC.  Love & Beauty ALL Over Bronzer photo, by Forever21. 

Clo-Vee Products! A Must in the Overnight Bag!

5 May

clo-veeThe world’s largest economy sank into a recession in March 2001, ending 10 years of growth that was the longest expansion on record in the United States. Companies downsized and leaving people wondering “What now?”

Hmmmm…how about going back to college, having an interest in chemistry and studying it!

Then you graduate from the college and then go back into the work force! Not just any ordinary positions, but different positions like working at a personal care laboratory. Then changing and working at a well-known fragrance company! You see where this is going! Taking all that knowledge to form Clo-vee.

Clo-vee Products is the baby of Bernadette Simmons! She is the creator and owner; putting quality at the top! The products under this label gear towards natural, organic bath and body products.

She’s cultivated the product and it’s popularity is all to her credit, since it’s introduction six years ago.

Bernadette Simmon’s passion is to promote skin wellness through her chemically free bath and body products; for ALL skin types!!!

My favorite?

CocoPear Exfoliating Body Wash!!!

This is the go-to body wash when you need a pick me up! Imagine having the smell of a ripen pear, some vanilla and some coconut – all in one and not too powerful. It smells wonderfully!

You can do like I do, I pop it right in my bag; when I am doing an overnighter! Sometimes hotels have harsh hard water; so I know if I have the CocPear body wash; my skin will be just fine! Smelling great too with Clo-vee’s shea butter candle; also to add in the room!

For more information and to see the entire product line: CLO-VEE.

So if you have something you really love to do, know that every stair step is needed to get you to that goal!

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & DesignLetia 🙂

Photos by Clo-vee Products. My Atenti overnighter bag; however if interested, it is sold by Dreamweaveryarns.com. Please monitor your candles, do not leave them unattended!

NARS Giveaway Winner!!!! Congratulations!!!

3 Aug

Congratulations to the following contestant for entering the NARS giveaway!

There will another giveaway during the Holiday Season!

Thanks everyone for entering, it was really, really a lot of fun!

Thanks, Letia 🙂

Random Picker draw winners for contests, giveaways, raffles or lotteries, the protocol was utilized for the NARS Giveaway.

 

Why?? Because I Love NARS…Yes, a Giveaway!!!!! *****CLOSED*****

5 Jul

I love to share things with my readers on those special items, I simply love!  This time, it’s a whole company!

NARS Cosmetics!

So for the month of July, hot July, I am doing a promotion to give away two NARS exclusive gift sets, valued at $93.00 to one of my readers/subscribers!!  The drawing will be during the week of July 31st.  So tell your friends and you both can try!!!

To be eligible for the drawing, you will have to be a subscriber to either:

www.lmlifestyledesign.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/letia.mitchell.lifestye.and.design

www.youtube.com/letianum1

www.twitter.com/letianum1

Starting July 6th, leave your comment to answer this question:

You are rushing again, ignoring the sign “Filming Today” and you’ve just mistakenly walked in on a movie set and the film’s Director yells “YOU”!!!!  He would love you to be an extra; just as you are!  The makeup artist can only allow you to use two cosmetic items for your look, you got to think fast! What are the two ‘must have items”, the brand and shade + why?

Letia 🙂

Photo by NARS Cosmetics, Love Rite – www.narscosmetics.com

Rules:

Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 united states or the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age and at least of the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry, except employees or immediate families of Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design LLC (including those living in the same household).

 Contest begins at 7:01 AM EST on 07/06/2012 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on 07/31/2012. Contestant must be at least one of the following: a friend of Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s Official Facebook page, a subscriber to Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s WordPress Blog site, a follower of Letianum1 under Twitter.com or a YouTube channel subscriber in order to take part in giveaway*.

 The contestant is allowed to either become a subscriber (valid e-mail) or become a friend/follower of either sites mentioned above; before submitting their answers as a comment entry(ies) on the giveaway. Fellow WordPress bloggers, also have a chance to enter, also following contest rules.  All contest entries should be can be placed as a comment on either sites mentioned (e.g. Blog post), which will be automatically sent to the blog site or Facebook page’s Administrator for review.

 The contestant is only allowed only 1 (one) comment entry in this giveaway; it only takes one comment entry for a chance to win. Void outside the 50 United States/D.C. and where prohibited by law. Winner:  Winners will be announced via either venue, Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s WordPress blog site, Facebook Page, Twitter, or YouTube.

 All information requested to mail prizes to winner, will be kept private and confidential. All prizes were purchased and sponsored by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle and Design LLC; not the companies selected for giveaway items. By entering this giveaway, the contestant is in agreement with the terms provided. Winner will be announced during the week of July 31, 2012. * will be verified.

NARS Palm Beach Bronzer! Try a Charlize Theron Bronze Effect & More!

30 May

Yes, I’ve been on the planet and YES, I’d heard of NARS, however for some reason I’ve never tried their products.  Until attending the MakeUp Show NYC with my daughter a couple of weeks ago.

My daughter, Camille works for a French based company which provides the latest nutrients and formulas for many of the top cosmetic firms; so she is very familiar with their products …..NARS Cosmetics has been proven to be the best!

I just love a bronze effect and have tried many products to get that glow look!

I thought I was achieving the look, until I was introduced to NARS at the Makeup Show NYC.

First let me say, the representatives were absolutely professional and very helpful; in particular this wonderful gentlemen named Arthur Boston, NARS National Makeup Stylist.

Amongst all the mayhem of music pumping, crowds, lines for a day’s end and not to mention the high energy level of excitement – he took the time to really help us both with the products we were looking for.   This is when he suggested that I try their bronzer!

Let me say, I am in love, love with it!  The shade selected is Palm Beach!  I know, I know, you are probably saying “Where have you been!”   But I am so amazed with the results.   By the time we finished with Arthur, we had purchased new concealers, blushes and when they did n’t have a particular product at the show, he suggested we go to the NARS Flagship Boutique on Bleeker St!  He pulled out his phone, brought up Google maps and showed us which way to walk!  Did we go? We sure did!  We walked right from 18th Street (413 Bleecker Street!) with our Starbucks green tea with lemonade; so that just lets you know Arthur was wonderful!

OK, now back to the bronzers, they can be worn not only in the summer, however in the winter too!   There are many shades to choose from, if you looking to have a dewy look, a distinct glow or just a sutle touch of shimmer.  Whatever your preference, NARS has the shade for your skin tone, there are 14 shades!

Yes, bronzers have been around and there are some good ones, but I must now say that the NARS bronzer is my absolute favorite!  LOVE IT.   This summer I will be using this for my face and for my body, Urban Decay’s Coco (see my Favorites Things section).

Iman wears bronzer all the time!  Now her makeup line has nice ones too! Iman, The Bronze Effect

While Charlize Theron, as beautiful as she is, the bronzer makes her look simply captivating!

So if you are looking for a bronzer, my recommendation would be to please try the NARS brand.

Now speaking of Charlize Theron, in her pictures you can see how the bronzer is a must and should be part of your makeup wardrobe.   And for those who are still saying, Wow!  It’s never too late to try something new…even me, Letia Come Lately!  LOL   🙂

Here’s me with the NARS Palm Beach bronzer, I’m in between shots, talking as usual!  Did I say I love it!  I turned to the side, so you can see the shimmer in the light!  Then the last shot, to see how the bronzer photos in the right lighting!

Ok, I’m out of here, if you have some pictures you would like to share….well I would love to see your bronzer results!  🙂  I’ve place some tutorials from my favorite gurus from YouTube!

Letia 🙂

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 P.S…. Send a BIG congratulations to Charlize, she is recently a new mother and her new movie is being featured this weekend, Snow White and the Huntsman with Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.  I’ve placed the trailer for you to see, it comes out this Friday!

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