Ladies Night!

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A different kind of ladies night though…A couple weeks ago my friend and I went to Designing Dish in East Aurora, NY, which is about a half hour from Buffalo. We attended their special “Ladies Nights” from 6-8pm, that is every Thursdays.

Designing Dish specializes in pottery painting, glass fusing, and silver clay. My friend and I did glass fusing and my dish turned out better than I thought it would.

They had a bunch of tables with different shapes and sizes of glass that you can choose from. You then place whatever pieces you want on your piece of glass and you glue it. They do the rest by firing the piece of glass! Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the process but it’s very easy to do and no experience is needed.

Not really sure what I’m going to do with my dish but for now, it works as a holder for random things of mine…My friend made a business card holder (which is the same process I did – they end up firing your glass to whatever you choose). I chose the design and colors so if you don’t like this one, you can do whatever you want – even cutting the glasses to the size you want it to be.

So far I have a penny, a stress ball, and a lipstick holder on it…

Silver clay includes designing your own earrings, charms, necklaces, pendants, and more. When they fire it, it becomes 99% silver! Pottery painting includes choosing one of their ceramic pieces and then a design and colors.

This was a great time to just hang out with a friend or friends and just relax and catch up. It was something new that I never tried either that ended up being a lot of fun. I definitely hope to go back and try pottery painting the next time.

Check out their Facebook for more information, or the link I attached above.

@Miracleskin Transformer Treat & Conceal

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Through my journey of minimizing and expiating my daily makeup routine, I have got it almost down to a science. Eyeliner, a touch of blush, concealer and Vaseline.  I recently tried this Treat and Conceal concealer in LIGHT – It is available in 3 shades to treat, protect and enhance the skin.  Ideal for under eye and blemishes… What do you think?

Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal – a multifunctional concealer with powerful hydration, treatment and protection benefits. Developed for use on both the under eye and face, instantly Cover, Correct and Protect your imperfections with a flawless natural airbrushed finish. Instantly improve skin tone, luminosity, and texture. Evenly smooth out and minimize the look of pores, fine lines and pigmentation spots.

Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal’s M3 Complex contains marine collagen and soothing white rose and chamomile extracts. Enhanced color correcting minerals transform your skin instantly:

• Cover stubborn problem areas including pigmentation spots and redness
• Conceal the dark circles and broken capillaries
• Minimize and smooth fine lines and signs of aging

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NEW MUSIC: “The Woman You Love” @Ashanti ft Busta Rhymes

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ASHANTI is back and better then ever. This song is fire and will do damage on the charts. I know many women that will be able to relate to this track because we are all trying to be “the woman you love” for the man that they are madly in love with. I know I do this myself. Busta kills his verse too, nothing bad to say about this. I am in love with this song. What do you think?

“What about my pride?
You’re never satisfied.
You made me feel like I wasn’t worth being by your side.
I done sacrificed all of my damn time giving you all mine
You see me dying inside.

Tryin’ to see.
Tryin’ to find.
Tryin’ to be (the woman you love)
Tried everything, but it just don’t seem like it’s enough. (Hey baby!)
Tried to believe.
But I’m tired of being tired.
Tryin’ to love
Tryin’ to fight.
And I’m running out of tries.
You’re just no good.”

xoxo, @itstanyag

MAKE UP FOR EVER Wild & Chic Aqua Creams – A Great Holiday Pick!

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Hi all! I was lucky enough to receive the @MAKEUPFOREVERUS Wild & Chic Aqua Cream kit when I went to the launch of their LA Boutique and Pro Loft. The limited edition set includes 10 of MUFE’s best selling aqua creams and a #5N brush all wrapped up in a cute snake pattern clutch. MAKE UP FOR EVER describes their aqua creams as:

Create a natural everyday look or the most wild combinations using this wide range of multipurpose shades. Aqua Cream combines the highest quality pigments with mother-of-pearl particles to give immediate rich color in just one application. Its waterproof, long-lasting formula will not crease or smudge under the most extreme conditions, and its creamy and elastic texture allows for easy blending using the included Brush #5N.



Over the last few weeks, I gotten to play with different colors because of the holidays. The Aqua Creams are very pigmented and have a very pearlized, shimmery finish. Each color in this set is true to its’ color in the pot. What you see is what you’ll get when you apply it to your eyes or cheeks.


(from left to right)Bottom Row of Aqua Creams: #2 Acier Steel, #4 Neige Snow, #16 Beige Rose (Pink Beige), #13 Beige Chaud (Warm Beige), and #11 Dore (Gold)


(from left to right) Top Row of Aqua Creams: #12 Cuivre Dore (Golden Copper), #15 Taupe (Taupe), #17 Prune (Plum), #14 Marron Chaud (Satin Brown), and #1 Anthracite (Anthracite)


#5n brush included in the set

Aqua Creams, like anything else “Aqua” from MUFE, lives up to its’ name and really stays put all day long. When I was trying to remove the swatches I had made on my arms, it took some intense scrubbing to get them off and even then there was still a hint of color that wouldn’t come off until I scrubbed again in the shower.

All 10 colors are beyond gorgeous and very wearable. I don’t think there’s a single color in the set that I wouldn’t wear for a certain occasion or event. If you’re struggling to find a last minute holiday present for that beauty junkie/lover/fanatic in your life this would be it. The colors can be worn all year round and they range from cool to warm AND they’re multi-functional. You can wear them on your eyes or some of them can be worn as a cheek color.

The Wild & Chic Aqua Creams do run a little steep for $175 at Sephora but these pots will last you forever and ever. My mom always laughs at me when I think of certain beauty products as “investment pieces” but seriously, these Aqua Creams will last you so long AND it comes with a brush and cute carrying case! Your beauty loving friend will love you even more after she opens this baby up! And hey, I won’t tell anyone if you happen to gift it to yourself ;). It’s been a long year, you deserve it!

xo, June :)

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