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Face Fashion: Pretty Wild

Posted in Boutiques, Kits, Looks, Macy's, Newness!, Nordstroms, Sephora on July 19, 2011 by keshajae

I have so much to say about this one, I can hardly stand it.  Yes, I have a lot of Bare Escentuals kits, and yes, I love them all, but this one.. well, every so often BE puts out a kit that resonates so well with you, you’re sure they created it with you in mind.  For me, this is one of those.  I’ve seen mixed reviews on this one, but man, I really really love it.  If you have coloring similiar to mine, this is a must-have. 

How I love thee.. let me count the ways..

1) Eyecolors.  Violetta and Greenhouse.  With my eyes (blue or green, depending on the day), the combo of the purple with the green just made them pop.  Violetta is described as a muted lavender, but it almost seems a bit periwinkle to me.  Greenhouse is described as an earthy green, and that’s a great description.  Both colors lean towards being matte, which aren’t my usual first picks, but these are gorgeous.  These colors make me love matte. 

2)  The blush.  Oh man, I love this one.  It reminds me a bit of Fruit Cocktail.  Bright, lively.  The perfect pop of pink color.  Think of wild summer roses. 

3)  The mascara.  Who’d of thunk a Blue Black Mascara would be the perfect highlight to the kit?  I never cease to be amazed at how BE pulls kits together the way they do.  This is a brand new color in this formulation, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it full size.  It’s a pop of color that isn’t obvious, just enough for someone to look at you and think.. “wow, what an awesome look”.  The secret’s in the mascara I’m telling you.

4)  The Lipcolor.  Vivacious is described as a wild rose, which compliments the blush perfectly.  Again, think wild summer roses.  The helps tie together the earthy floral feel to this whole set.  I love the copy in the box that says, “this garden is no place for a wallflower”.

5)  The Delivery.  Otherwise known as packaging.  At first I was a bit disheartened when I saw that this box is designed differently from the previous Face Fashion sets.  The OCD in me wanted all my boxes to sit perfectly and uniformly on my shelf.. this one being bigger was going to throw everything off.  I have to say, while it is bigger, and doesn’t exactly match, I love the look and graphic design of it.  The interior insert is beautiful, and while it is bigger, it’s not “too” big.  I’ve included a picture of my kits on my shelf so that you can see the difference.  I just wish the “spine” was the same.. again, my OCD coming out.  😉  After falling in love with this set as much as I have though, I could never let the size difference of the box deter me from getting this one.  Seriously.  Love this. 

Here are some pics of this kit, as well as some of my wild roses.  While I love all my BE, it’s not often that I have such an emotional response to a certain kit.  This one did it for me.. (the Happiness Kit and Pure Moxie did too).  Near and dear this one is.  🙂

This kit retails for 34.00 and can be purchased in the BE Boutiques,, Sephora, Macys, and Nordstroms.  What are you waiting for?  This kit is readily available for the purchasing.. 😀




Flirty & Fabulous

Posted in Kits, Looks, Macy's, Newness!, Nordstroms on July 2, 2011 by keshajae

I should begin by saying I’ve had this for awhile now and am JUST now getting around to Blogging about it, which is criminal.  This kit needs to get some spotlight.  Flirty and Fabulous is one out of four recent BE kit releases, Smart & Savvy, Bright & Beautiful, and Love & Happiness being the others.  Gotta say even though I only have 2 of the sets (thus rendering my review a tad biased) this one is a favorite. 

In the past I’ve struggled with the HS color’s application system, so I’ve steered away from kits/sets that include them, however, I’ve found a way that works for me, so now I’m hooked.  The HS colors are just too alluring to NOT find a way to  make them work.  😉  Those HS girls will LOVE HS Mist.. it’s not silver, it’s like this crazy silver, icy green color.  It doesn’t really “appear” green, but it definitely reads with an icy green cast.  Very strange how BE does that.

One major aspect of this kit that lends to it’s greatness is it’s versatility.  Since it doesn’t include a blush and lip color this enables you to go with whatever color you’re feeling that day.  For example, say you’re wanting a “coral” look.. pair this kit with Papaya Blush and Debbie Buxom.  Feeling more “pink”.. Fruit Cocktail blush and Kanani/Tonya/Katie Buxom.   More “neutral”..  Golden Gate blush and Sarina Buxom.  I was feeling “purple”, so I went with Exhilarate Blush and Marina Buxom.  🙂  But whatever you decide, these colors are very chameleon and seem to work with all color schemes.

Oh, and did I mention this kit has a charm?!  Loving the charms..

Here’s my look with this kit though.. hope you all love this kit as much as I do:

  • BE Skincare Regimen
  • Original Foundation in Golden Fair
  • Primetime for Eyes and Face in the Original formulations
  • HS Mist (dry) all over the lid
  • Wink (dry) in the crease and “v”
  • Opal (dry) crease to brow to highlight (not included in kit)
  • Lined upper and lower lashline w/Black Diamond Big and Bright Liner
  • Lightly buffed a bit of Wink (dry) on outer lower lashline
  • 1 coat Flawless Definition Mascara (not included in kit)
  • 1 coat Flawless Definition Volumnizing Mascara
  • Exhilarate Blush (not included in kit)
  • Marina Buxom (not included in kit)
  • Original MV to finish

This kit is currently still available online at Macy’ and  You may also find them in store at your local Macy’s and Nordstroms. 

Kit retails for 35.00 and includes:  

  • Primetime Eyelid Primer
  • *NEW* High Shine Mist Eyecolor
  • *NEW* Wink Eyecolor
  • Black Diamond Big & Bright Eyeliner
  • Flawless Definition Volumnizing Mascara
  • Keepsake Charm (Foundation Jar)

This is Utopia

Posted in Buxom, Eyes, Looks, Newness!, Nordstroms on April 18, 2011 by keshajae

Gah.. can’t get over how much I love this color!  If you’ve got to have this one NOW, please take a peek at this post for a special offer for those who follow my Blog.  I have heard that this will be available in a few months in a different set, but if you can’t wait.. you know where you can get one.  😉

Here’s the look I did today:

  • BE Skincare Routine
  • Original Foundation in Golden Fair
  • Primetime Face Primer
  • Primetime Eye Primer
  • Mutt Buxom Stay-There Shadow all over the lid
  • Utopia (dry) in the crease and “v”
  • Enlightened (dry) crease to brow
  • Blue Jade Buxom Insider Liner upper and lower lashline
  • Tightlined lower lashline w/Sequins Buxom Lashliner
  • 1 Coat Flawless Definition Mascara
  • 2 Coats Flawless Definition Volumning Mascara
  • Bare Radiance for Blush
  • Milan Buxom Lipstick
  • Sarina Buxom
  • Finished w/Original Mineral Veil

Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy this look!  🙂

The Buxom items I used are exclusive at Sephora, any questions, feel free to ask.  Right now, Beauty Insiders can receive 15% off their orders w/code: VIBCHIC.  Great time to pick up some of those Buxom items you’ve been oogling.  😀

Found My Utopia

Posted in Eyes, Newness!, Nordstroms, Promotions on April 18, 2011 by keshajae

No really, thanks to an amazing friend.. I too now have a little bit of this gorgeous color.  🙂  Currently, you can get this color in a GWP set available at some Nordies… and for my Blog readers, please check out this post for a special offer available to you.

But without further ado.. here are some pictures of Utopia.

Oooooh, ahhhhh, Utopia!

Very unique shade

Utopia: dry on the left, foiled on the right.

Utopia: dry on the left, foiled on the right.

Again, if you have to have this right now, please refer to the link above on how to get one today, with free shipping.  I’ve heard this will make a reappearance in a few months in another kit, and whether you get it now, or later, you’re gonna want this one.  The buzz around this one is big, and rightfully so.  🙂

I did a look today with this color, I will post that next.  🙂

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.

I’m Oh So Saucy

Posted in Face, Kits, Nordstroms on September 26, 2010 by keshajae

k.. not really, but this is the look I did today with the Oh So Saucy kit.  I followed the How-To and only added a couple things to it.

Here’s what I used and what I did:

  • BE Skincare
  • Brightening Face Primer
  • Foundation in Golden Fair
  • Original Bisque to conceal
  • Purist (dry) lashline to brow
  • Saucy (dry) in the “v” and crease
  • Espresso Big & Bright Eyeliner upper and lower lashline
  • Suede Buxom Lashliner tightlined on lower lashline
  • Flawless Definition Volumnizing Mascara in Black
  • Joyous Jennifer blush on cheeks
  • Sorbet brushled lightly over Joyous Jennifer
  • Pink Lemonade 100% Natural Lipgloss
  • Original MV to finish

Pink Lemonade could possibly be my new favorite lipgloss.. it’s so pretty.

This kit is available at Nordstroms for 42.00 and can be purchased here

Oh So Saucy Kit

Oh So Saucy Kit

Oh So Saucy Kit

Oh So Saucy Kit

Oh So Saucy Kit

Oh So Saucy Kit

Oh So Saucy Kit

Oh So Saucy Kit

Oh So Saucy Kit

Oh So Saucy

Posted in Kits, Nordstroms on September 25, 2010 by keshajae

** Quick note on this one.. I received this kit from a friend at BE.  Just sayin’.  Everything I’ve reviewed up to this point I have purchased myself. **

This kit is pretty special to me as it reminds me of my good buddy Saucey (with an e) who I met in San Francisco and got to spend an entire day with.  She’s the funniest, kindest, most amazing woman and I really, really wish she lived closer to me. 

The kit is pretty awesome too, but not quite as awesome as my good buddy.  😉 It includes:

  • Purist Eyecolor
  • Saucy Eyecolor
  • Joyous Jennifer/Sorbet Blush Duo
  • NEW Flawless Definition Volumnizing Mascara
  • Pink Lemonade 100% Natural Lipgloss

It retails for 42.00 and is currently only available at Nordstrom’s.  You can find it online here:  Oh So Saucy.

Oh So Saucy

Oh So Saucy How-To

Joyous Jennifer/Sorbet Duo, Purist e/c, Saucy e/c, Flawless Definition Volumnizing Mascara, and Pink Lemonade 100% Natural Lipgloss