Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Giveaway time!!

Hey all!
It's finally time for our giveaway! We finally hit 100 likes! Yaaaay! Watch for details!

Ok, so again commenting on our facebook page=1 entry, including your youtube subscriber name=+1 entry, including your blogger follower name=+1 entry. So that's 3 chances to win!

Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artistandaddict
Our Blog: http://artistandaddict.blogspot.com/
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/kcgarris

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pick of The Week

Happy Tuesday All!

This pick of the week, addresses a serious issue near and dear to my heart...chapped lips. I remember a time not to long ago when your options were basically Chapstick or Burts Bees, everything else...well it kinda sucked. But in this wonderful day and age there are some really stand out brands.

This week I pick Maybelline Baby Lips. I still love my EOS, but the reason this makes it to the POTW is they have some really great tinted lip balms. These are the three I have, they range in price from $2.99-$3.25 depending on where you go.

Pink Punch, Cherry Me & Quenched
Great color, great moisture and I don't feel like I constantly have to reapply it like a lot of other brands.

They look pretty similar in this picture but the pink is actually very bright, Kaci doesn't like this shade for herself, but I love!
Hope you enjoyed this Pick of The Week!
Until Next Time - The Artist

Also, I am running the San Diego Marathon for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, if you would like to help out click here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Team In Training

Hello Everyone,

This is in no way beauty related. It's much bigger. In 2010 I ran the Honolulu Marathon with Team to End AIDS and this year I am at it again. This time with Team in Training to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am raising a modest $2,200 for a worthy cause. I know it's tough in these economic times but please reach deep down into your pockets and donate what ever you can, even if it's only $5.00, the cost of a coffee.

It's so easy just click here or go to the widget in the upper right hand corner of this page.

I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in a sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.

Love - The Artist

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pick of The Week +Bucket Project Update

Hey darlins!
If you watched my last video and the one below, I mention this product! It is the L.A. Colors Automatic Eyeliner in White. I have been on a search for a good drugstore white liner that was long lasting, and this one definitely is! I randomly came across it at a discount store a couple cities over. It was only $1.50, which I believe is pretty standard for this item (they had an entire display of L.A. Colors, I'd never seen that before!). I absolutely love it, and have been using it SO much the last few weeks.

Also here is a quick video update on my Bucket Project along with a bonus last minute Valentines Makeup idea!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Valentines Continued!

Happy Saturday Beautys,

Make-up can really say a lot about your expectations this Valentines.
Here are a couple more Valentines looks for you!

This is my base for both looks. elf All over color stick in Apricot, NYX As If Concealer Stick, Joe Blasco Pro Touch Highlight and elf Essentials Eye Lid Primer.

First we have the Sweet Valentine for your new love, a night in or out with the girls.
I used the CS 88 Shimmers pallet, elf liquid black Liner and Prestige My Biggest Lashes, NYX Haute Jersey Bronzer and Blush, Maybelline Baby Lips and WNW Megalast in Think Pink. For the lip I originally used a sheer elf gloss but it didnt show up in the picture to well.

Second we have the Flirty Valentine for your long time love or your party Valentines!
I used the CS 88 Shimmers, the Crease color from WNW Silent Treatment, Sorme Smudgeproof eyeline and Benefit badGAL lashes. elf Studio blush in Tickeled pink and yet again Maybelline Baby Lips and WNW Megalast in Think Pink.

I hope you have a fantastic and lovely Valentines with your ever you love!
Love, The Artist

Friday, February 10, 2012

Vampy Valentines Day Tutorial!

Hello gorgeous people!
Here's a valentines day makeup tutorial for you lovely ladies! I've seen so many light, pink, day time looks for V-day. I wanted to do something a little different. I think this is a great look for night time dates, it's romantic and sexy :) I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pick Of The Week

Happy Monday!

This week’s pick is kind of a big deal for me. I have been using the same mascara religiously for the last 8 years and I very rarely try something new. It never fails that someone will recommend a new mascara to me and I always hate it. In my post-holiday haul I featured several items that I ordered simply because I wanted to try them not because I wanted to replace anything in my collection. It’s no big surprise that I would find something amazing and unexpected from elf. This Pick of the Week is elf’s Mineral Infused Mascara.
I honestly cannot believe how much I love this mascara and at only $3.00 a tube it is an absolute steal. I naturally have very blonde, thin but long lashes. What I want from a mascara is thickness with some length. The Mineral Infused Mascara has a rubber bristled brush (which I also normally do not like) and gives me fantastic separation, and beautiful thickness and length.

If you are not loving your mascara or are looking to spend less I definitely recommend giving elf’s Mineral Infused Mascara a try!

With Love – The Artist

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Oh No They Didn't!

Hey Everyone!
Today I am excite to bring you my least favorite products of the last year, entitled Oh No They Didn't! I hope you enjoy!

XO-The Addict

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Olay ProX Clear Review

Hello Everyone,

I have had problems with my adult acne since I was 19 and somehow I managed to have no acne when I was a teenager. I have tried a ton of acne products and they never fail to completely dry out my skin to the point that my face is peeling, burning red and sensitive. They are to abrasive and drying. Now being an eshetician I know I can go to a spa and get cosmetic peels and I wouldn't have any acne. So what's the problem? Cosmetic peels are expensive and they hurt and you have down time. So I am always on the look out for something affordable and gentle yet it still needs to work.

When I saw the advertisements for Olay ProX Clear I was instantly intrigued. They claim to clear acne and hydrate the skin, is it possible? I had to find out.
The Acne protocol is a three step process: First wash your face with the Acne Pore Clarifying Cleanser and pat dry. Second apply a thin lAYer of the Acne Skin Clearing Treatment, and Finally apply the Complexion Renewing Lotion all over.

First Impression: I said in the beginning that I want something affordable, well I don't believe $45.00 is very affordable but I have seen worse. Each of the three products in the basic acne protocol box is very creamy, silky and gentle. Texture gets an A. The third step, renewing cream, does have a slight burn on blemishes (which I like, I want to feel the products working). A few days into it I did start breaking out, I know that if a product is really working it will bring everything to the service and then clear up, so I wasn't discouraged.

A Week In: My skin is starting to clear up, it doesn't feel dry and isn't flaky. So far so good.

A Month In: Well... sadly I am less than impressed. I am back to breaking out, quite possibly worse then before I started using it. I have tons of bumps and lumps where there shouldn't be and my black heads are out of control. Also, my skin has become extremely sensitive and I am completely unable to exfoliate. 

Over all I am so disappointed with this product, I admit that my expectations may have been high, but I honestly feel like my skin is worse off then when I started. I wont be re-buying and I am discontinuing using this system.

Super Sad - The Artist 
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