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Perfect Gift #2 Look

Posted in Kits, Looks, QVC on April 24, 2011 by keshajae

Here’s the look I did with the Perfect Gift #2.. I really can’t say enough about how much I like this one.  Even the bright pink Pretty Amazing lipcolor.  :)

  • BE Skincare Routine
  • Primetime for eyes
  • Brightening Primetime for face
  • Original Foundation in Golden Fair
  • Thoughtful (dry) all over the lid
  • Treasured (dry) in the crease
  • Lined upper and lower lashline with Midnight B&B liner
  • 1 coat Flawless Definition Mascara (not included in kit)
  • 2 coats Flawless Definition Volumnizing Mascara
  • Smitten blush
  • Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Charisma
  • Finished w/Original Mineral Veil (kit included Tinted Hydrating Mineral Veil)

*I would also like to add, it was recently brought to my attention via a private message that my “brows could use some work”.  Not exactly the words used.. but yeah.  Yes this is a “beauty blog”, but it’s more a “my love for Bare Escentuals blog” than anything else.  I by no means consider myself an expert on all things beauty, nor do I subscribe to the idea that I am a master at cosmetic application.  I will have crazy brows, visible breakouts, rogue hairs in shots, wet hair, and Lord knows what else in my pictures.  I’m just a girl in Alaska sharing the BE love.. unibrow and all.  :)  If you’re looking for “perfection”, this ain’t the place.  lol. :D

The Perfect Gift #2

Posted in Kits, QVC on April 24, 2011 by keshajae

 I’ve had this set for awhile now and just haven’t had the time to devote to it that I wanted to.  I think I like this installment better than the first, and that’s saying a lot cause I sure liked that first one.  :)  This one came just in time as the colors are so beautiful for Spring.  The Smitten blush is oh so pretty and the Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Charisma, while being quite pink, works better for me than the Rouge did in the first installment.  This one is much more wearable day to day for me.  :)  I’ve heard quite mixed reviews on the color, but I’m diggin’ it.  I’d say if this kit ever makes a reappearance on QVC, snatch it up.  It’s a beaut.  I can hardly wait to see what the next two installments bring!

The set includes:

  • Thoughtful eyecolor (porcelain blue)
  • Treasured eyecolor (eucalyptus)
  • Midnight Big and Bright eyeliner (deep navy shade)
  • Flawless Definition Volumnizing Mascara
  • Smitten Blush (sheer candy pink)
  • Tinted Hydrating Mineral Veil
  • Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Charisma (peach-pink)
  • Vanity Hatbox

May Newness from BE

Posted in Boutiques, Kits, Mineral Madness, Newness!, Sephora on April 22, 2011 by keshajae

It’s up!  Just in case you’d started to come down from the excitement of the Preview Night, QVC shows, the 12 hr. sale.. well, here’s another boost.  :D

Thanks to James at MM for compiling all this great info. into one place and keeping Mineral Madness the fantastic forum that it is! 

May Newness!

Sephora: Hello Sunshine

Posted in Kits, Newness!, Sephora on April 20, 2011 by keshajae

This is the cutest set for your beach bag… or to take on vacation with you.  Fantastic pricing on this one too.

Kit includes:

  • Tinted Mineral Veil finishing powder
  • All-Over Face Color in A Little Sun
  • Flawless Radiance
  • Clear Bag

Limited-Edition and Exclusive to Sephora, retails for 18.00 and can be purchased here:  Hello Sunshine.

Sephora: Smart and Savvy

Posted in Kits, Newness!, Sephora on April 20, 2011 by keshajae

You know you can’t resist.. click the link:  Smart and Savvy.

Kit includes:

  • Keepsake Mirror Charm
  • Sassy Eyecolor (opalescent caramel)
  • Dual-Sided Compatible Clever Blush and Chic Radiance (petunia pink/sun-kissed glow)
  • Illuminating Mineral Veil Finishing Powder (completely sheer with luminous finish)
  • Mini Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Black (black)
  • Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Savvy (rosy tan)
  • Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer
  • Flawless Application Face Brush
  • Mini Big and Bright Eyeliner in Intense Black

Kit is limited-edition and exlusive to Sephora and retails for 49.00.  :)

New Markdowns on Tutorial Sets

Posted in Kits, Promotions on April 18, 2011 by keshajae

If you missed out on these when they first came out, or are just in the market for a “backup” set, many of the Tutorial Sets have been marked down online.  Great sets if you’re looking for how-to’s.  :D  Plus, the Rocker Eye is just a darn cool set.  Still love the heck out of that one.

Here’s the link to the sale items:  Tutorial Collections.

Looking for Utopia?

Posted in Kits, Nordstroms, Promotions on April 17, 2011 by keshajae

If you were like many of us, by the time you heard about Nordies GWP set with this new gorgeous color, Utopia, it was too late.  I recently received a sample of this from a friend, and believe me, this is one of those “buzz” colors you’re going to want.  I can’t do swatches right now because it’s too dark here, but I will in the morning.

A friend of mine has let me know that, Benjamin Beaury (the Business Manager of the Nordstrom’s BE counter) is going to be still offering the GWP (Love and Happiness Kit) with any $75 purchase through the end of next week. If someone calls and orders $75 worth of BE products, he will include this kit along with other BE goodies.  Shipping is FREE if you mention this blog.  The phone number is 301-365-4111 Ext 1086.  For those that might be local, this is at Montgomery Mall (Nordie’s store #623) in Bethesda, MD.  Remember, purchase 75.00 worth of BE products and you’ll receive the Love & Happiness Kit with Utopia, mention this blog (The Alaskan Angel) and they’ll ship for free!

Stay tuned tomorrow for swatches, but believe me, this is one BE color you’re gonna wanna have.  I have heard that this color will be released sometime down the line in another kit, in a few months.  If you just can’t wait, be sure to jump on this special offer.

Limited Time Only – Skincare/Foundation Starter Kits

Posted in Kits, Skin Care on April 13, 2011 by keshajae


For a limited time, online only, create your perfect starter set with skincare items included!  I absolutely LOVE this.  Everything you could want in a starter kit. 

Your customizable kit will include:

  • 1 SPF 15 Foundation in Original or Matte (size: large) 
  • 1 Original Mineral Veil (size: medium)
  • 1 Full Flawless Face Brush
  • 1 Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
  • 1 Purifying Facial Cleanser
  • 1 Purely Nourishing Moisturizer Combination Skin 
  • Thank you BE.. I can’t get over how great this is for a starter kit.  :D

    To order, use this link:  Customizable Naturally Luminous Complexion Kit.

    Face Fashion: Pure Happiness

    Posted in Boutiques, Kits, Macy's, Newness!, Sephora on April 12, 2011 by keshajae

    Those of you that have been reading my Blog for awhile, know the love affair I have with these Face Fashion sets.  :)  I love them for so many reasons… they have a super price point, they allow you to have the trendy “now” looks without having to piece them together yourself, or guess, they’re perfect for travel, or when you need a great look, quick.  I recommend these to everyone.  If you haven’t gotten the Urban Vibe set that was released prior to this one, don’t wait!  It’s still one of my faves and who knows how long they’ll be around.  These sets have a way of hanging around seemingly forever, then poof!  They’re gone and you’re stalking the Outlets hoping they show back up. 

    This set has currently been marked down at most retailers, so it’s an even better value.  At 24.00, it really can’t be beat.  Can you tell I like this one?  ;)  I think it would make the perfect Easter look.  Beautiful for Spring.

    Here’s the look I did with this set:

    • BE Skincare Routine
    • Primetime Face Primer
    • Primetime Eye Primer
    • Foundation in Original Golden Fair
    • Happy (dry) all over the lid
    • Wowza (dry) in the crease
    • Lined upper and lower lashline w/Indigo Big & Bright Liner
    • Tightlined lower lashline w/Leatherette Buxom Lashliner (not included in set)
    • Buffed a small amount of Wowza (dry) on the outer lower lashline
    • Flawless Definition Mascara in Black – 1 coat (not included in set)
    • Flawless Definition Volumnizing Mascara in Black – 2 coats (not included in set)
    • Chuckle Blush
    • Funnel Cake 100% Natural Lipgloss
    • Finished with Hydrating MV

    So fresh, so clean

    How-To for Pure Happiness

    Beautiful Pallette

    This set can be purchased at ULTA, Nordies, Sephora, and BE Boutiques and retails for 24.00 (marked down from 34.00).  Don’t miss out on this one… it’s a goodun.  :)

    Buxom Fashion Show… & Tell

    Posted in Buxom, Kits, Lips, Newness!, Sephora on April 8, 2011 by keshajae

    My kit came this week.. I practicly tackled my poor UPS man.  :) I’m definitely going to need to get a couple more of these.  I don’t know if they’ll ever release the Kesha Buxom again, and I’m going to need enough of these to last at least the next 60 years, lol.  Not to mention, I see myself using all these up.  Beeeeeautiful colors.  I wore the Kesha Buxom yesterday, and it was sooo pretty on my lips.  Love it!  For the story behind the Kesha Buxom.. check out this post.  Again, thank you so much Leslie and the BE Team for making me the happiest girl in Alaska.  :)  I know Linda’s pretty happy too.. ;)

    Here are some pictures and swatches of this kit.. I think everyone should pick this one up.  Great value and adorable Buxoms.

    L to R: Sugar, Katie, Mia, Alison, Sasha, Linda, and Kesha

    Love this set!

    Alison.. Beauty Editor Extraordinaire. I met Alison in SF, she's awesome.

    I'm a Buxom Girl! :)

    Mia, Alison, Sasha, Linda, and Kesha. I left out Sugar and Katie.

    Mia, Alison, Sasha, Linda, and Kesha. I left out Sugar and Katie.

    Mia, Alison, Sasha, Linda, and Kesha. I left out Sugar and Katie.

    This kit is a Sephora exclusive and retails for 29.00.  Here’s a link to purchase:  Fashion Show & Tell


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