29 May 2010

Sassy Saturday FOTD Leopard Edition!

Greetings Glow Girls,

My name is Ashley and I'm the newest edition to Gimme That Glow. I am an aspiring makeup artist who is truly addicted to makeup. I believe there are no two colors that can't go together and not look absolutely FAB! Please feel free to ask any questions you may have or request any looks you would like to see.

Today I will show you how to achieve this look.

Step 1: Prime your eyes with your preferred eyeshadow base. This will help your shadow last longer and not crease. Today I am using Urban Decay eyeshadow potion.

Step 2: Cover your entire eyelid with a green eyeshadow of your choice.

Step 3: Use a black eyeliner to draw your O's and C's. You can use pencil or liquid eyeliner with a felt tip point. Make as many or as
little as you like.

Step 4: Now you are ready to fill in your spots. Creme Liner or eyeshadow is better for this step. I used Makeup Forever Flash Color in hot pink. Flash Colors are for Complete coverage, it is a special effect cream color for face, eyes, lips, and cheeks.

Step 5: You are ready to apply eyeliner, fill in your brows and add eyelashes or mascara to complete your look.

Now your look is complete!


26 May 2010

Sex and The City Inspiration

One of my favorite shows/movies premieres TONIGHT at midnight!!!! Sex and the City 2.... I'm so excited (yes I understand not everyone is). I decided to give you some inspired fashion from the characters of Sex and the City with a little Shercole swing. Things to remember: Always dress your own personality. Fashion is what you make it.


I don't believe in email. I'm an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up. - Carrie

I see Carrie as this cool lady who dresses her personality. She wears what she feels and sets her own trends. Her clothes are about excitement and risks. Carrie is Fashion. Dare to be you!!!! Fave: Vivienne Westwood fun ultra cute heels!

Tank top by Bik Bok
Skirt by Noir&Blanc
Heels by Vivienne Westwood


"I don't believe in the Democratic party or the Republican party, I just believe in parties."-Samantha

Samantha is the boss, she rules her world 100%. She isn't afraid of being sexy and showing her favorite assets. Fave: The sexy skirt by Burberry Prorsum.

Earring by Indiska
Ring by Zanzlöza Zmycken
Blouse by Zetterberg
Skirt by Burberry prorsum
Heels by Jimmy Choo


Sexy is the thing I try to get them to see me as after I win them over with my personality. - Miranda

Miranda is the business woman and mommy. She makes things happen. She loves to look sexy, but keep it professional and functional. Fave: I just love this wrap dress. This is one style of dress many women can pull off.

Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
Heels by Marimekko


Because! Nobody gets everything they want! Look at you, look at Miranda. You're good people and you two both got shafted. I'm so happy and... something bad is going to happen. - Charlotte

Charlotte is the resident sweetie pie. She was always ready for marriage and kids. Perfect mom and society girl. Fave: This is just a very cute modern dress. Its just right.


25 May 2010

Summertime Makeup Help

It's getting HOT out there so you know what time it is.... SUMMERTIME!!! Time to look cute in your new summer dresses. Although we have soooo many great summer clothing choices, this is the time of year we can have the most makeup disasters and skin irritations. We have to pay the most attention to our faces and the makeup we put on it. Here is a list of some tips to look sexy in the summer while protecting you.

* If you plan to be outdoors for extended period of times try to give yourself a vacation from your foundation. Try out a nice bronzer or gold shimmer and put it along your cheekbones. It's also cool to put a little under brows. Tip: This is a good time to try out tinted moisturizer.

* If you are one of those lovely people who just can't live without your foundation, you must remember your skin tone has a tendency to change in the summer so you may need to purchase your summer foundation to go with your skin. Tip: Try to limit it to just the center of the face; Also if things start getting a little crazy and you want to reapply, try not to, due to the moisture this could create an caked up look after being in the hot weather.

* Pleaseee use sunscreen with SPF 30 over your face and body if you planning on spending time on the beach or those lovely music festivals and parties this summer. Just because you have sunshades on, it doesn't protect the rest of your face which could leave you with rings around your eyes without the proper protection.

* If you are a eyeliner type of girl try to keep things light or none at all when out in the weather. Tip: Try eye pencils of warm chocolate lightly put on for the summer.

* Keep your lips looking great with a moisturizer lip product with some SPF. Tip: If you must use a liquid type and outdoors try to keep it somewhere cool, maybe in your cooler.

Some Products To Try
Laura Mercier Tinted Oil Free Moisturizer
Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF15
Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint SPF 15
Philosophy The Supernatural Poreless , Flawless Tinted SPF 15
Sephora Collection Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 ( This is my choice to try it out for cheap)
Urban Decay Tinted Moisturizer SPF20
Tarte Lip Sheer SPF
Benefit Lip Balm SPF15


21 May 2010

Sassy Saturday Fotd!

Products Used In Order

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
Fashion Forward Metallic Eye shadow - Lancôme
Omega Blue – Homemade Pigment Created by me
Statuesque Intense Black – Lancôme
Lucky Penny – Clinique Clinique Quickliner for eyes - 07 really black
Oscillation battery powered mascara – Lancôme

Clinique Instant Pore Minimizer in Invisible deep
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Liquid Foundation in Intensity 05
Estee Lauder Double Wear stay in place concealer in color 05 DEEP
Clinique’s Stay matte sheer pressed powder oil-free in color 05 Stay Spice
Revlon Color Stay Mineral blush in 030 Roseberry

Clinique’s all about lips repair


12 May 2010

Glow Spotlight: Truo'fles Cosmetics

I'm back with another beautiful company to add to our "Glow Spotlight" series. If this your first time checking us out this a series where we spotlight companies that we love and think they have an amazing story. If you are interested in having your company shown please email us!! Today I'm excited to bring you a Cosmetics company with a sweet name and a beautiful collection! Truo'fles Cosmetics!! I recently got a chance to ask the CEO of the company Angel Holly a few questions and she answered them just for us. So sit back, Relax, and take a glimpse into the world of cosmetics.

1. What made you decide to go into the cosmetic business?

I was always driven to create a quality brand not just a cosmetics business and wanted to build it from ground up because I am passionate about Truo’fles Cosmetics. Ive always loved makeup and beauty products. There was a lot of thought and time dedicated to building this company. A few years ago I had a vision and I knew I was going to make that vision happen.

2. What does the name Truo'fles mean? How did you come up with it?

Truo’fles means “A Sweet Collection of Makeup.” It will make you smile and you will be satisfied with the outcome.
When putting together this line, I was motivated by so many things and people and I placed all of that love together and there came Truo’fles.

3. What inspires you?

I have a nice circle of that inspires me. I've always been very driven to get the job done no matter what it is.

4. Why is Mineral makeup the best to use?

Truo’fles mineral powders are the best because we have powders that are light-weight and protects the skin with an SPF 15. They are safe meaning talc-free, oil-free, paraben-free, and fragrance free and made for All Skin Types. We have eight indulging shades of our mineral powders. Its good makeup; excellent coverage with a matte finish.

5. What separates Truo'fles from other brands?

This line of makeup has came with a New, Fresh, and Bolder look. There are four collections that will grow and when it does, we want the customers to vote and add to the collections. I like that I was able to create an affordable and quality line.

6. What products are your favorite in your line?

I love the entire collection, I really do! I cannot go anywhere without my Dolce Vita Lip Pot. It looks so classy and right for my lips. It’s a very sexy shade.

7. Where do you see your company in 5 years?

In five years I see Truo’fles at the top because that’s how hard I plan to work to make that happen. There are lots of plans for Truo’fles and I just want people to enjoy the products and provide us with their feedback so that I can continue to provide the best for them. I am very confident and know the makeup will be loved.

8. What advice can you offer to our readers that may be trying to follow their dreams of being a business owner?

When you find something you really enjoy and passionate about, you have to stay focused and work hard to get it done. Stay motivated and make it happen
As you can see this woman is smart and very worthy of our glow girl spotlight! I cant wait to see more from this brand!!


10 May 2010

The Embodiment of Beauty.....


07 May 2010

Nail Junkie: NYX Girls | My Sunshine x Algae

Who knew NYX made nail polish ??? Definitely not me until I stumbled across it via my local beauty supply store. Being that I'm already a HUGE fan of NYX Cosmetics I didn't waste any time finding a few colors that sparked my interest. Wait, it gets better! Not only did they have a HUGE selection of colors but they all were priced at .99 cent!!!

With spring in full effect, of course I wanted to aim for something vibrant and the first thing that caught my eye was this yellow/orange hue, fittingly named "My Sunshine".

This color really popped! You could spot it from a mile away. 

Next up was "Algae", kinda in the blue/green family. Let me tell you, my camera is OVERLY exaggerating this color entirely! I really hated the way it looked on me and it was no where near as bright as it seems in these photos.  And with a name like "Algae" I don't even know why I'm surprised LOL ( isn't that like mold?!!! )

No. Seriously, this is hella an inaccurate depiction of this color...

Taken outside no flash

Likes: I loved how rich the colors are, a little definitely goes a long way.

Dislikes: Although rich in color, its easy to mess up if not applied carefully. Its really thick which also leads to difficult application.

Would I Recommend It: Sure would!!! Well, you know except that Algae color lol.

Overall: I honestly think its decent quality especially being so inexpensive. It lasted a good while without chipping or looking dull. You can buy them here.


05 May 2010

Product Review : Suave Cocoa Butter with Shea

My current favorite body lotion is Suave Cocoa Butter with Shea.  This product definitely gives you maximum moisture to your body. Not only does it last 24 hours it helps fight dryness effectively.   This product absorbs quickly into the skin leaving behind an awesome shine and yummy light smell.  This Suave product is also said to smooth flaking skin and firm skin to improve the tone. 

The Active Ingredients are Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Mineral Oil, Glycol Stearate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol.  

You can't go wrong with Suave skin therapy products! They work just like any expensive brand just wayyyyyyyyyyyy cheaper!


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