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My SHISEIDO Holiday Wish List

You know what I know about all the girls – we will never say no to good cosmetics, our cosmetics drawer is never too big, we always have space for more!!!

If you are looking for a brand good for both your mom and wife, you should choose a well-known nice brand. Getting all you need gifting products from there. I will highly recommend SHISEIDO. SHISEIDO is my childhood memory and it is really my mom’s favorite brand. I remember the first time I stole my mom’s lipstick, keeping it under my desk for months until she found out, the lipstick is SHISEIDO’s. Yes, I think I had a good sense about great lipsticks when I was a kid. Because I still choose SHISEIDO now at the age of late 20s.

Now let me introduce some products I chose for this year’s holiday, for you and for myself.

Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush

PRICE: $29

Sonoya 01

Whether you desire a kabuki-style cheek draped with dramatic color or a subtle glow, this blush delivers and melds seamlessly with the complexion much like SHISEIDO’s world-renowned skincare. The color palette is inspired by the brand’s many muses throughout the years.

The face of the new Powders Collection, Sonoya Mizuno—a dancer and actress— wears her namesake shade in the campaign, while Chiyoko Tazawa (a dance instructor who became one of the world’s first fashion influencers by reporting on overseas trends and Ginza street style) was the jumping off point for the radiant rose hue.

ModernMatte Powder Lipstick

PRICE: $26

Sling Back 512 / Mellow Drama 515

Spherical pigments suspended in an ultra-clear silicone base float across the lips,
blurring any imperfections and providing spectacular color payoff. “It’s almost like airbrushing your lips, but with the convenience and seamless glide of a stick,” explains Gail Boyé, SVP of Global Product Development for SHISEIDO Makeup. Unlike most matte lip products, this formula offers the comfort of a balm by melting and transforming into an ultra-thin powder that envelops the mouth in creamy, opaque color. The matte finish absorbs light rather than refracting it, lending statement- making shades more richness and depth. The custom, angular bullet not only reflects Japan’s modern approach to architecture, but the square shape provides extreme precision and control for perfectly delineated lips sans liner.

Brow InkTrio

PRICE: $24

02 Taupe

This three-in-one tool contains everything needed to balance brows. One side features
an ultra-slim, matte pencil that produces hair-like strokes that last eight hours. Use it to correct, shape, extend, and create the illusion of a higher arch. “We worked very hard to achieve the perfect amount of payoff so that brows always look natural—never painted on,” explains Boyé of the sweat-, smudge-, and water-resistant formula. The opposite end features a sponge applicator pre-loaded with a feather- weight powder that boasts tonal pearls for a delicate sheen that fills brows minus any hard edges. “The powder is intentionally lighter than the pencil so it can be used alone or in tandem to add depth
to arches,” says Boehmer. A built-in spooly brush makes for convenient blending and grooming.

More shade choices: 01 Blonde 02 Taupe 03 Deep Brown 04 Ebony

ArchLiner Ink

PRICE: $24

01 Shibui Black

With its specially designed angled micro tip and revolutionary flow-through system,
this ingenious product takes the intimidation factor and guesswork out of liquid liner. The unique shape and ergonomic design create an entirely new-yet-intuitive gesture for applying eyeliner, and eliminate the once-unavoidable blind spot that is often created by the user’s hand or the pen itself. Saturated with a high level of ultra-black pigment, this quick-dry formula provides up to 24 hours of waterproof color to help prevent smudging and can also be built up without skipping.

All the products are NEW Shiseido Makeup Collection launched at this fall. The collection includes 19 products and 115 shades classified into four reimagined textures- Dews, Gels, Powders, and Inks- that are weightless but lasting and make a statement with bold, impactful color.

DEWS is an entirely new category that recreated light and transforms it on the surface of the skin. Aura Dew Face, Eyes, Lip is available in three shades that evoke this highlighter’s otherworldly qualities.

GELS are rediscovered via formulas that juxtapose a durable, high-impact finish with a featherweight feel. This range includes 28 VisionAiry Gel Lipsticks (which boast state-of-the-art Triple Gel Technology), and one Crystal GelGloss. The shade names in this category are sourced from both ancient and modern Japan.

POWDERS reinvents traditional pigments of the past via breathable, buildable, and blendable formulas that float effortlessly across skin. In the lineup are 24 ModernMatte Powder Lipsticks, eight Essentialist Eye Palettes, eight Minimalist WhippedPowder Blushes, and eightInnerGlow CheekPowers named after SHISEIDO’s many muses, hip Tokyo streets, and Japan’s buzzing nightlife.

INKS redefines the ancient art form of Japanese calligraphy with products that provide graphic precision and extreme intensity. This collection contains 12 LacquerInk LipShines, 10 KajalInk Artist Shadow, Liner, Brow (a non-traditional three-in-one pencil that can be applied as shadow, liner, or brow definer), five MicroLIner Inks, four Brow InkTrios, one ArchLiner Ink, and two variants of ImperialLash MascaraInk. Each product is paired with a name that reflects its rich pigment payoff and pays homage to the history of Japan.

Already a leader in the tool category thanks to its iconic eyelash curler, SHISEIDO Makeup is adding five, hand-crafted brushes to the lineup. Each contains a revolutionary hidden core that provides the ultimate balance of strength and softness. With their sleek, ergonomic designs, these high-tech tools make application seamless.


IT Cosmetics Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals!

With the holidays fast approaching, IT Cosmetics can help take the stress out of shopping for all the beauty-lovers with incredible BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY deals! With these online offerings, you will be thankful you can avoid those long lines for quick on-the-go shopping!


  • Available 11/22 – 11/25 – Promo Code: ITFRIDAY
  1. 20% Off Your Order
  2. Doorbuster All About Eyes Skincare Set for $18 (set includes Bye Bye Makeup Melting Balm travel size + Superhero Mascara deluxe sample + Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream deluxe sample – $36 value!!!)


  • Available 11/26 – Promo Code: CYBER25

25% Off $30 + FREE Hello Lashes Mascara if you spend $70 (after discount)

  • Available 11/28 – 12/2 – Promo Code: GIFT4U

        Cyber Week Continues! Enjoy FREE Vitality Flush Lip Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi if you                   spend $50 + FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS

What are you waiting for? Let’s just go online to get anything we need, for yourself and for all the hers!


Halloween Looks with White Sands Infinity Hairspray

One of the most versatile beauty secrets for the holidays is… Hairspray! The White Sands Infinity Hairspray has been a favorite of mine for a long time.

Infinity Hair Spray

Infinity Finishing Spray instantly transforms into the hairspray of choice for the stylist and the styled. Due to the product’s versatility and infinite styling options, Infinity is a flexible finish spray, providing incredible hold, control, and volume. It can be easily combed through for any style change, provides UV protection, and repels moisture, even in the harshest weather conditions. Infinity Finishing Spray is also ideal with any hot tool, allowing you to create and recreate with ease.

Ingredients: SD Alcohol 40 Hydrofluorocarbon 152a,Ethyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer VA/Butyl Maleate/Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol Phenyl Trimethicone, AMP-Isostearoyl, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Silk Amino Acids, DL Panthenol Lauryl Pyrrolidone, Dimethyl Stearamine Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Fragrance.

Some Halloween Hacks

  • After applying two coats of your favorite polish, let your nails dry for a minute. Spray hairspray on them (from about 8-10 inches away), wait another minute or two, then wash your hands. Done!
  • Use hairspray on curtains to keep them looking great. The hairspray layer apparently helps deter dust.
  • Get those labels off! Spray it with hairspray as you peel it away. The hairspray takes away the tackiness of the glue.
  • Make up stains: Saturate the stain with hairspray, let it sit 10 minutes, and then launder the item.
  • Sewing your costume? Spray thread with hairspray to help you thread your needle faster.

Going to use this tinker bell tutorial for my Halloween costume.

  • Spray bobby pins with hairspray first to help them get a better grip on your hair. Also try with confetti and glitter 🙂

Add sparkly stars to your hair with hairspray.

creative couple costume with bee | Our bee keeper and baby bee Halloween costume. Fun and creative family ...

  • Use it to tame your brows. Simply spray a clean mascara wand (or toothbrush) with hairspray, and apply it to your unruly brows.
  • Keep fresh cut flowers looking great longer by applying hairspray to them every couple of days.
  • Preserve your Christmas wreath! The hairspray helps seal in the wreath’s moisture, allowing the needles to hold on longer.




The Makeup Show NYC makes its hometown return as the beauty industries largest pro event in the United States on May 6 th and 7 th . This year will feature the best in FX, fantasy, beauty, body paint, bridal, fashion, avant garde, air brush, and more! Attendees will learn how to build a better makeup kit, gain new tips for their career, meet makeup legends, shop pro-only rates at top beauty brands, and experience an event that brings artists from all over the world together.

A few of the highlights include:

Exclusive Beauty Brands: Attendees can shop pro-only prices from top beauty brands, including: Pat McGrath Labs, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Hourglass Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, NUDESTIX, Purlisse Beauty, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Guerlain, Malin + Goetz, Covergirl Cosmetics, and MORE! Including sponsors: Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush, Silver Sponsors KISS, Temptu, and Frends Beauty, Supporting Sponsors Smashbox, Alcone, INGLOT, and MustaeV and Contributing Sponsors Glamcor and Pinnacle Cosmetics.

Art Gallery: The Makeup Show will debut “Shades of Beauty” an art gallery where Danessa Myricks and Moshoodat Sanni — two of today’s most exciting and original voices — explore the relationship between makeup art and making art. Over 20 pieces will be on display!

Keynotes: A must for attendees, The Keynote & Business Forum is perfect for attendees to learn tips, tricks and techniques for career advancement. Some of
the industry greats will be highlighting a range of topics such as innovation, color and making your mark in this competitive industry.

  • Bobbi Brown, Making Your Mark: Bobbi will share stories and experiences from her iconic career and inspire to find authenticity in our own artistry to make our own mark.
  • Miss Fame, Beauty Mark: Making an Impact on Artistry: Join Miss Fame (Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen) as he shares the story of what led him into the world of modeling and makeup. He will demonstrate his impeccable skills and secrets that go into his internationally recognized makeup applications. Watch as this master performs hiswork and witness the art of transformation.
  • Timothy Hung, Artistry in Action: Timothy will showcase the visual components of color, form, line, shape, texture and value to take you from fundamentals to the fantastical. Watch and experience how an artist can use color and texture to elevate an application and showcase how two- dimensional ideas are adapted to three dimensional in an application.
  • Hung Vanngo, Signature Style: Hung talks about his career and shares some thoughts on what you can do in your own career to make your mark. He will show you an application and bring you through the decision-making and product selection process.
  • Moshoodat Sanni, Beyond Beauty: Moshoodat will share her story, her unique style, and her ability to use her influence to characterize her artistic talent to inspire artists to go beyond just being ordinary. She will talk about finding your muse, and discuss the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the industry.
  • Roshar, Artistry and Innovation: Roshar will share his story, tell his secrets and show attendees one of his unforgettable makeups he has become known for.
  • Jordan Liberty, Image and Influence: Jordan will discuss the importance of social media, share his advice on creating and capturing unforgettable images, and offer advice for those looking to take their career to the next level.
  • An Artist Conversation with James Vincent, Kevin James Bennett, Jon Henessey, Sarah Lucero, Nicky Posley, and Kerri Blair: Join the panel of industry insiders as they discuss the effect of social media and the different options available to artist’s and offer opinion and advice on everything from rates, bookings, creating beauty, having a career with integrity and the important relationship between art and influence.

The Beauty Brunch: Attendees will have the opportunity to sip champagne, mingle and network with their fellow industry peers and industry insiders and celebrate the beauty business with brands, press and artists. On top of that, they will also get to take home a gift bag full of the pro community’s favorite products. The Beauty Brunch will be held Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Career Fair: Looking for a career in beauty? Guests will get face-to- face interviews and career tips from experts, plus the opportunity to learn what potential employers are looking for in portfolios and resumes and to network with industry executives, decision makers and experts. The Career Fair will be held Monday, May 7th from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Beauty Tour NYC: Finish off the weekend with no one other than James Vincent, The Makeup Show’s Director of Artistry and Education! On Tuesday, May 8th, 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM he will take attendees through a champagne fueled ride around Manhattan and make stops along the way at all of his favorite makeup haunts! Enjoy his first-hand knowledge and information on the ride and have an opportunity to visit, shop, meet the pros behind the brand, and leave with a goodie bag of some of James’ favorites.

The Makeup Show NYC is held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 9am to 5pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18 th Street, NYC.

For a complete schedule of Keynote Speakers as well as a list of participating brands, schedule of events and prices, please visit


Best Eyeshadow Palettes Under $25

Eyeshadows have ruled the makeup world for some time now. Everyone needs that perfect neutral shade for daily wear or that risqué color for a night out. If you are looking to try out some great new shades without breaking the bank, here are some of my favorite eyeshadow palettes under $25.

Morphe’s 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette

These nine golden shades in the Morphe 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette are sure to take you places, faux real. Crazy-creamy, powerfully pigmented, beyond-blendable eyeshadows perfect for some fun in the sun or some fake-it-til-you-make-it action. Choose your own color adventure. But one thing’s for sure; you’ll never run out of ways to turns heads.

Price: $12.00

Essence’s All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette

This Gorgeous Essence All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette has eight complementing, buildable colors and multiple finishes; satin, matte and metallic effects. It blends easily and the colors will stay on all day! Perfect palette for everyday wear.

Price: $5.49

Covergirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette

CoverGirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette has a stunning range of neutral shades for your perfect nude eye look. Richly pigmented shadows in golden, and in a range of colors and textures – from neutrals to Smokeys and shimmers to mattes.

Price: $5.99

Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eye Shadow Palette is a perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. As comfortable and familiar as your favorite t-shirt, the bronzy tones of this palette will make you want to strip down and bare all (in the best way possible).

Price: $7.00

NYX’s Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette

Create a spectrum of out-of-this-world eye looks with the Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette – a new eyeshadow set inspired by NYX Professional Makeup Professional Makeup’s beloved Cosmic Metals Lip Cream. Powered by six pigment-packed eyeshadows, this gorgeous set loads your lids with rich, metallic color and incredible color payoff.
Price: $9.99

E.L.F.’s Online Only Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Achieve beautifully natural eye looks with these perfectly curated 10 neutral eyeshadow shades in the e.l.f. Cosmetics Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette. This collection of hues is ideal for shading, highlighting, and defining the eyes. These silky smooth shadows can be used as a liner, on the lid, and in the crease of the eye for an expertly contoured and blended look. Cruelty free and vegan.

Price: $10.00

Sleek Makeup’s Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette

Create a variety of stunning looks with these 12 shades of mineral based, highly pigmented eyeshadow in the Sleek MakeUP Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette.
Price: $12.99
BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette
Known to her YouTube fans as BubzBeauty, Lindy Tsang hand-picked the must-have shades in her BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette. Each shade offers day-to-night versatility – and emphasizes fans’ beauty, both inside and out.
Price: $14.50

Models Own’s Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette

Go to a parallel universe with this Models Own Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette. From dark secrets to sultry whispers, it’s totally bewitching. With the brush, apply metallic nudes, shimmer browns and rich golds for a look that’s out of this world.

Price: $17.99