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Tone to Set…


Hi guys,

A couple of weeks ago I had my make-up done by my good friend, Linh Tran. I had on full face make-up when I went by her because I was coming from somewhere else. I of course thought my make-up looked good, lol, but Linh told me otherwise. From far away my foundation looked fab, but from close up I realized what she was referring to. She showed me how in different areas of my face especially under my eyes and near my nose my foundation was not set properly. It kind of looked like my face was dry, almost like it was flakey and needed exfoliation.

Anyway, Linh told me to use a toner/softener by Shiseido called THE SKINCARE Hyrdo-Nourishing Softener Lotion. The purpose of this product is to hydrate and exfoliate the skin making it clearer, hydrated and remove dead skin cells to give you a radiant face.

Of course I bought the lotion, and let me tell you guys – it was wonderful. Every night after washing my face I pump 3 times onto a Shiseido Facial Cotton, and apply it all over my face including my neck. Work in an upward motion. Since using this product I have definitely seen a difference in my skin texture and the way my make sets.

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Foot Care….



I couldn’t sleep this morning so I decided to moisturize my feet lol, I forgot to do it last night 🙂

This is one of my favorite foot creams Shea Butter Foot Cream by L’Occitane.

The spa socks are from Walgreens, they keep the moisture locked in.

Hope everyone has a great day!


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Baby Kabuki


Hi everyone,

what a beautiful morning it is today…I starting my day with an energizing early morning spinning class @ Pedal Spin Studios

Todays post is on a brush that I used to use many years ago and I could not separate from. But since I am always trying out new products I ended up switching it out and using other powder brushes. Recently I decide to retire my Jane Iredale Handi and go back to my little Bobbi Brown Face Brush. Years ago when I used to use the brush it was sold with its own tiny leather pouch. I guess the company is now frugal because they no longer provide the little case, which is too bad because it was much more sanitary in the case.

I use this brush for my Youngblood Mineral Powder. The reason I decided to switch out my Jane Iredale Handi for Bobbi Brown’s Face Brush has nothing to do with the Handi’s performance. The Handi is an amazing brush, the only thing is it the bristles were a bit harsh and it was beginning to hurt my face a little. Im sure after a few months of using my Bobbi, I will go back to my Handi. Change is always a good thing 😉


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Hi guys,

Hope everyone had a great weekend… I had a pretty relaxing weekend myself. On saturday night I finally went to Fig and Olive with my hubby. I had been wanting to try their menu for a while now but never got around to it. The menu was pretty interesting, I didn’t love it though, and the crowd was kinda boring. Sunday was family day as usual, went shopping for some amazing new bed sheets!!! Amongst all my obsessions, over-priced bedding is one of them.

Anyway…lets get to todays post!
So today I decided to post all of my favorite highlighters. I know make-up expires but I have some highlighters that were limited edition and the containers are still pretty full so I refuse to throw them away and I still use them.

Here you go:

From top left to right:
Smashbox Soft Lights Prism
Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder in Candlelight
M.A.C Truth and Light Disney Villain Collection (limited)
M.A.C Tenderdusk (limited)
M.A.C Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish
M.A.C Sunspill (limited)
Chanel Empreinte de Chanel (limited)
M.A.C Lightscapade Mineralize Finish (limited)
M.A.C Semi Precious Rose Quartz Mineralize Finish (limited)
Lorac Perfectly Lit in Luminous
M.A.C Drizzlegold (limited)
M.A.C Barbie Collection in Pearl Blossom (limited)
M.A.C Semi Precious Pearl Mineralize Skin Finish
Lorac Perfeclty Lit in Spotlight
M.A.C Villain Collection Her Own devices (limited)
M.A.C Pearl Sunshine
M.A.C Apripeach Pearlizer Sheer Pigment (limited)
Becca Soft Touch Blush in Malika


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Hey guys,

I have been receiving a lot of emails telling me my subscription link is confusing. Let me help you guys out.

For some of you who don’t know what the subscription link is for, it allows you to receive an email every time I update my blog with a new post. So rather than going on my site a few times a day to see if I have posted anything new, you will be notified through email.

On the top left hand side of my website there is the Subscribe button on a ribbon. Click on it and it will launch you to my FeedBurner. On the left hand side you will see a box that says Subscribe Now! Under the drop down box in blue print it says Get Its Not About Inner Beauty delivered by email. Click on that link and follow the instructions.

Thank you for all the support!!!


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Hi guys,

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!!!

Today’s post is with my sexy girl Tato, and one of my favorite cosmetic lines Lime Crime Cosmetics. They have a gorgeous lipstick color called Cosmopop! I love love love this color, especially on brunettes! My favorite thing about this line is that their lipsticks have amazing pigment and feel great on the lips.



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Salon True…


Hi guys,

I was bored 2 days ago and thought I needed a change…So I decide to get a hair cut. My love Artur @ Art Loris doesn’t work on Tuesdays so I cheated on him. Once in a blue moon when I cheat, I cheat with Ely @ Salon True which is also on Ventura in Studio City. The last time I paid Ely a visit was over 1 year ago.

I was in the mood to chop of a lot of hair, and thats exactly what Ely did. He gave me an amazing hair cut with great layers!
I am still in the process of getting rid of the old thin hair that was left over from my desperate attempt to have hair extensions. So I try to cut an inch off every month or so. I am also growing out my hair to its natural color so chopping off and getting rid of this black hair makes me happy!

Ely hard at work…lol

Love my new hair! Feels so fresh!

I also bought some new hair products that I have been wanting to try for a while now by Shu Uemura.

Shu Uemura has a few different shampoos and conditioners for different types of hair. Since my hair is dry at the tips I decided to get a moisturizing Moisture Velvet Conditioner, but I don’t like moisturizing shampoo cause I feel like it leaves residue so instead I got Full Shimmer Illuminating Shampoo for Colored Hair.

This products is very similar to Dry Shampoo except its not shampoo. It releases powder that gives hair like mine volume! I only use it no the top crown.


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Hi guys,

Last night I was wiping down all my blushes and I thought I should do a post on Pink and Plum blushes! Plum has got to be one of my all time favorite blush colors! I use dark plums to contour sometimes and pink on the apples of my cheeks. I love this color combination in the winter. So here you go…these are my pink n plum colors!

Oh I have a few missing because I often lend them out to my friends and sisters to borrow, but I will still list the names of those missing. I also have a lot in M.A.C palettes, so I will only list the names o those as well.

Here are the names starting top left to right:
Tarte flush (limited)
Illamasqua (weird no name)
M.A.C Briar Rose (Disney Villain Collection was limited)
M.A.C Mineralized in Pleasanrty (limited)
Rock n’ Republic in Spank
DuWop in Watermelon
M.A.C in Pink Cult
Stila Custom Color Blush in Sheer Pink
M.A.C Mineralized in New Vibe
Benefit in Hervana
Chanel in Rose Petale (smells like rose)
M.A.C Mineralized in Love Thing
Nars in New Order
M.A.C in Full of Joy
M.A.C Pink Tea
M.A.C in Giggly Mineralized (was limited)
M.A.C in Love Cloud (limited)
M.A.C Mineralized in Two Virtues (limited)
Nars in Sin
Giorgio Armani in #10
M.A.C Mineralized in Feeling Flush (limited)

Nars in Angelika
Nars in Desire
Nars in Oasis

In M.A.C Palletes:
M.A.C in Pink Swoon
M.A.C in Well Dressed
M.A.C in Magenta
M.A.C in Ambering Rose
M.A.C in Plum Foolery
M.A.C in Breezy
M.A.C in Fluer Power
M.A.C in Dollymix

Hope you all enjoyed my post!


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My Best Friend!


Hi guys,

I want to introduce to you all my best friend Ani! She is the love of my life, my partner in crime, my 4th sister! She is not only beautiful on the outside but inside as well! She got her make-up done here by the one and only…Lihn Tran. One of my favorite make-up artists EVER!

To get this timeless classic glowing look…Contact Lihn at Linhtran70@hotmail.com or call her at 626-617-0578. Book your appts now!

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My Favorite Bronzers!


Hi guys,

In this post I will be sharing with you all some of my favorite bronzers. I have too many to post them all, so I decided to post the ones I am currently obsessed with, and been using most frequent within the past year.

Here it goes:

Tarte Amazon Bronze in Golden Bronze Sheen

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Toasted Matte Bronze

Make Up For Ever Mat Bronze

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte with Real Cocoa! Smells like real chocolate!

Benefit Hoola Bronze

Bobbi Brown in Sandstone #13 was limited…

Smashbox Bronze Lights in Sunkissed Matte

Nars blush in Zen I use this is a matte bronzer

Dolce and Gabbana The Sicilian Lace … limited edition sorry

Nars Serato Sorry this was limited…so no link!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post!!!


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