Happy Holidays from San Francisco

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas everyone!! A little late but wishing every one a very warm an happy holiday!


I know I've been leaving my blog alone for too long!! But I've been super busy!!! No excuse, but here is the look I did for Christmas!



It is similar to the festive holiday look, but I just took out some things and lightened it up a little in case you are wondering here is the video for the original look. You can skip the duo adhesive, because I found it to be a little flaky when I used it.





Here is a close up of the eyes. Let me know if you guys want an updated tutorial on this look!



Lots of great food, but I was invited to a Christmas Eve dinner! Of course I had to bring something. So I decided to get 6 gigantic Korean pears and wrap them up nicely. Also a bottle of red wine. What's a dinner without wine?



Cute? What do you guys think?

We ended up having prime rib, baked potatoes, and salad.

What was for dessert you ask? A peach mousse cake from the famous Schuberts bakery of course! It was just a plain cake at first but we saw these Christmas decorations on other cakes so I asked them for the little figurines so I can decorate the cake myself! Tada!!




I hope you all had a safe and amazing holiday. The most important thing is being with the people you love. Happy holidays everyone!

Sedona Lace 15 Ultra Shimmer Palette

Monday, December 13, 2010

I finally got my Sedona Lace 15 Ultra Shimmer Palette last week! Since I'm avoiding studying for my final tomorrow I will show you some swatches of this beautiful palette!

Obviously from the name you already know the palette has 15  ultra shimmer shadows. But what YOU don't know is how PRETTY THEY ARE!!!

Here is a picture of the palette.

Why is it called ultra shimmer you ask?

This is why!!! These are some swatches from the first row plus some random ones in the palette, but you get the idea. Almost all of them have this WHIMSICAL and FAIRYTALE-like feel to them.

Here is another picture of some swatches
Depending on how light hits the colors they show up a little bit differently. Most of the colors are pretty "shimmery" and metal like, but some particular ones are shimmery AND super PIGMENTED! One of those color is the blue on the bottom left corner. I ABSOLUTELY love this color!

So of course I had to do a look with the palette and this magical color!
More vain pictures


Ok, maybe just one.

I think the colors in this palette might be a close to the metal palette, but the reason why I love this palette is because the color choices that this palette compiles for you. It has purples, blues, greens, and a few silvers. It definetely adds a pop to your eyes. Since it is almost the holidays I'm thinking this palette can create "winter wonderland" look or maybe "ice princess".

On a side note, since it is an ultra shimmer palette some of the colors don't appear super pigmented like the mattes do, but that's why it is super forgiving and it is ok to make a mistake!

The colors are shimmery and NOT sparkly.

What's the difference? Sparkly is bigger chunks of light reflecting particles, and shimmery is a super fine powder that integrates into the color. You can't see individual specks so it is feminine and can be incorporated into your everyday makeup as well.

These shadows are also bigger than the 88 or 120 palettes. They are actually full size shadows. To give you a little bit of an idea as to how big they are I will compare them to MAC shadows.

Each individual shadow is actually a tiny bit bigger than the MAC shadows, and entire palette is only $14.95!! It is a steal!!!

As I said, I love this palette and think it is a must have for the holidays and the winter!

To purchase this and more wonderful shadows and brushes from Sedona Lace please visit their website
www.sedonalace.com 



Disclaimer: This was not a paid review. I paid for the palette myself and above is my honest opinion of the palette.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010




New Addtion to Pinkbox Jewelry

I have added 3 new addtions to the holiday collection on Pinkbox! Here is the preview!
To browse the whole store please visit The Pinkbox Jewelry Store

All purchases are through Paypal to ensure easy and secure checkouts.

Enjoy!


Royal Majesty Necklace  $45.00
Made with Swarovski Crystals and pearls.
Featuring a large baroque hung on an elegant almond pearl Swarovski necklace. It will surely steal his night away.      18 in.
ONLY 1 LEFT!

On the First day of Christmas Earrings    $22.00
These little Christmas Tree earrings will surely get you in the holiday spirit! Take your "tree" with you wherever you go!
Made with Swarovski Crystals
(of course you will receive a pair) 

  Winter Fairyland     $38.00
Made with pastel pink and soft purple Swarovski pearls with 3 light violet heart Swarovski crystals.
Walking in a winter FAIRYLAND!
Length adjustable

 Something Elegant     $25.00
Large Swarovski baroque that will sparkle like you wouldn't believe! Hung on a crystal bail and 16 in. chain (adjustable if longer chain needed)
Get something simple and elegant for the holiday sweaters!

Nicole at NV Beauty Giveaway

Thursday, December 2, 2010

It is officially the holidays! Yes and this means giveaway time! Nicole at NV Beauty Blogger is celebrating her one year anniversary! Here is a LINK to her giveaway, and the prizes are amazing! Make sure you check her out!
Here is a picture of the products she is giving away!

Good luck!

Signture Christmas Collection and Massive Hual (soon)

Wow, I realized how long it has been since I last blogged! I'm still really backed up from the black Friday sale orders and also sending out love packages. It is also finals time so I'm trying to work really hard girls! If you have not received your jewelry yet I promise you will soon! I have been going to the post office everyday (seriously they know me by name now) to mail out orders. Hang in there!

I have also been working on a few pieces of the Pinkbox Signiture Christmas Collection! Here are a few pictures and a sneak peak of the pieces that will be featured in the 2010 Christmas collection. They are ready to be purchased but I just haven't had time to upload them and link them. So, if you would like to grab yourself a pretty and super sparkly piece of jewelry for Christmas you should hurry!

So I just got a new camera LX5 and I haven't had time to play around with it and take really good pictures with it. So, I took these pictures on my handy dandy iphone4. Sorry for the bad quality but I will have edited pictures up soon (I hope).

Candy Dream Christmas Necklace     $30
Made with Swarovski crystals on a sterling silver chain 
(This picture does not do the necklace justice. I promise it will look so much better in person!)


More pieces to come! I will edit this post often. This is not up on the store site yet, but if you want to order just email me at ticklemyheartpink@gmail.com and I will work with you personally =]

Next,  I DID A MASSIVE HAUL!!! Of what? Hmm... let see 
over almost $800 of stuff
New camera, make up, skin care products, more makeup, Sedona Lace products, Juicy clothes...SO MUCH 
I will be showing you guys everything after I figure out my new camera! 

I will also be attempting to start my very own Youtube channel soon! I've been putting this off for a REALLY LONG time now. I've done make up for years but just never in front of anyone! I always felt awkward about sitting in front of a camera and talking to myself, but nonetheless I will attempt so cheer me on and wish me luck! AND if you are reading this, you better subscribe when its up! 

Lastly, thank you for all the support for the Black Friday sale. Pinkbox appreciates all your support and I will be mailing all the orders! I have been going to the post office EVERYDAY, so be patient! I have also been putting together love packages for the holidays, so if you get one share it online with everyone! I would LOVE to see all you girls in the sparkly jewelry! 

That is all for now! Goodnight




More Pieces for Black Friday Sale

Thursday, November 25, 2010

To view Pinkbox's complete collection please visit the store website

Remember, everything is customizable, make sure you let me know what you would like to change!

I don't have buy now links posted for these yet but I will by tonight!



Let it Snow Necklace     $28
This snowflake will dazzle your winter outfits by adding a ton of sparkles!
Made with Swarovski crystal 
16" or 18" chain
~Buy Now~ 


Mesmerized Blue     $23
You will get lost in this stunning necklace. I promise.
Swarovski heart on 16 or 18 inch chain



Love is not Equal     $20
Asymmetrical Earrings made with Swarovski crystals and pearls
Playful and Innocent.

2010 Christmas Special

Give a personalized gift with a sterling silver initial charm!
Personalize your necklace with any initial (please submit the desired initial in the check out comment box)

Baroque with Initial (J)  $24
Super sparkly Swarovski crystal with Sterling Silver initial accent
~Buy Now~ 


Baroque with Initial (a)     $24
Girly and chic
~Buy Now~ 

Pinkbox Jewelry's FIRST black Friday BLOWOUT SALE!

Pinkbox Jewelry is doing their FIRST black Friday sale!

So while you shop online for everything else don't forget to pick up something to try from Pinkbox Jewelry!

Sale will start on 11/26/10 at 12:00am EST
Earrings will be 30% OFF
Everything else will be 20% OFF

PLUS! Free Shipping to U.S and Canada

PLUS a free gift with purchase (a super cute flower shaped jewelry container)

Check out is easy with Paypal.
To purchase just click "buy now" under the picture or visit Pinkbox Jewelry


Here are some new items to kick start this thanksgiving!





 Classic Romance     $18
                A truly timeless piece made with Swarovski pearls and crystals. 
Perfect for the winter parties.



Take Flight     $16
Angel wings with Dangling stars and Swarovski Crystals
~Buy Now~ 





MAKE SURE you pick up something for the holidays! I promise you will be in for a surprise when you get these babies!

So Sick =[

Monday, November 22, 2010

So when I finally build up enough courage to do my first YT video I GET FREAKEN SICK!! Not just the average sniffles I MEAN SICK! So hang in there girls I'm trying REALLY REALLY hard to get the jewelry out but I seriously slept for 18 hours today. Anyway I'm going to drag my butt to bed again now (even though I don't want to!) Pray for me! <3

Pinkbox Jewelry

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Okay, so I usually won't do this but I'm so excited about these pieces I had to double post!
If you LOVE pink and LOVE my jewelry go to my jewelry blog and follow me <3

Stunning Pink     $28
20mm Light Rose Swarovski Cosmic Pendant
16 in. Sterling Silver Chain 
Crystallized leaf bail
~Buy Now~ 



Innocent Charm Neckalce     $ 23
12mm Flower Pendant with AB finish (Trust me it is SUPER sparkly)
16 in Sterling Silver Heart Shaped Necklace Chain
Crystallized Tear Drop Bail
~Buy Now~ 

Take the Night off Earrings     $15
Made with Swarovski Crystals
Sterling Silver French Wire
~1 in. Dangle
~Buy Now~ 
Vintage Princess     $29
Made with Swarovski Crystals
Swarovski Pearls
Pink Satin Ribbon with Lobster Claw on 2 in. extension

NEW Jewelry section

Friday, November 19, 2010

I've been making jewelry like crazy for the holidays! I'll have more pictures up soon. Here are some to enjoy for the meanwhile. If you want to order please email me! pinkboxjewelry@gmail.com

I will post prices tomorrow, but if you want to know prices at listed  HERE









Update on Some Holiday Giveaways!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

There are some AWESOME giveaways happening between now and Christmas!

Here to share one of them from Agnes @ pinkboxmakeup!

She is giving away an amazing straightening Iron!

Want it? Visit pinkboxmakeup!

Sedona Lace Giveaway Winner!

It is official! We have a winner!!! (Sorry this entry is past due, but nonetheless WE HAVE A WINNER for the first giveaway!)


Congratulations Liz @ beautygasm

Your very pink COTTON CANDY KABUKI is on its way to your house!!



Let me know when you receive it! I can't wait to see you use it!

ALSO!!!

Sedona Lace has a new website! IT IS GORGEOUS!

Also a HUGE congrats to Katrina Lomidze for being the official model on the new Sedona Lace website!

To visit click here now!

Sedona Lace Kabuki Giveaway (Freebie Friday)

Friday, November 12, 2010

If are you reading this then you are probably on the right track to FF!!!!

To qualify you must follow rules 1-4! Please read!


Rule #1 You must be following me and sedonalace
on twitter ( I will check =])
Rule #2 tweet both ticklemyhrtpink
 and sedonalace
the answer to the following question: what is your favorite mascara? And Why?
Rule #3 This is simple! Follow my blog by clicking "follow" on the sidebar! I will check this too =] www.ticklemyheartpink.blogspot.com

Rule #4 HAVE A FANTASTIC FRIDAY and remember rules 1-3! I will select the winner 12am Sunday est. good luck <3


I will pick the winner at 12AM Sunday Pacific time instead since I live in CA.

Good luck girls!

Love,
Jenny

SEPHORA HAUL!!!

I'm getting read to go shopping today! I will post pictures later tonight. I'm so excited!!! Sephora haul! And clothes so keep reading!

Sedona Lace Brush review Part 2 Continued

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I know I've been lazy!! But I got the flu shot yesterday thinking " what could happen? I get it every year." WRONG! I have been running a fever for the last 24 hours and my left arm is like handicapped due to muscle aches!
Regardless, I want to finish this long pass due review of this amazing set of brushes.

So I've talked about all the face brushes (there were 4), and I also reviewed 2 of the eye brushes so here are the rest.

I have also put the prices down for each MAC comparable brush and in the END I will grand total everything you can see how much YOU ARE SAVING by investing in these brushes. So keep reading!!!


Large Shader Brush

This brush is super soft and I love this brush because it is PERFECT for cream shadows or anything creamy I suppose. The bristles have a certain sheen to it so it is great for not things that are sticky like cream shadows. This brush is similar to the MAC 252 ($30). The 252 is more fluffy and it loads shadow extremely well, but the SL brush is softer and does not overload the brush that results in powder everywhere (if you are using powder). I did a comparison, see for yourself!


Pencil brush

THIS HAS GOT TO BE MY FAVORITE BRUSH! I use this everyday. What do I use it for? anything! I use it for smudging, as a guide to see how far I want my shadow to go, basically anything! Although I usually use this for the outer corners of my eyes, so darker colors to give the eyes some depth. I don't have the MAC twin for this one, but if I did it would be MAC 219 ($24.50). I do however, have a Bare Essential pencil brush and these two brushes are pretty much identical.


Tapered Blending Brush

This is also one of my favorite brushes of ALL TIME! Perfect for blending the various colors you have stacked on top of each other. It softens the edges and gives you that gradient look that you are looking for. You can also use this brush to highlight areas on your lid at the end and blend it in to create a shimmery effect on the center of your eyelid. This will define the position of your iris. In case you are wondering this brush is like the MAC 224 ($29). After comparing these two I think I would rather go with the SL blending brush because the MAC one is a little prickly. It doesn't hurt but the bristles are stiffer on the MAC,which might come in handy depending on the look are you trying to achieve.

Concealer Brush

I never really liked using brushes for concealer because I think it might go on too think and look like I just smeared pancake batter on my face. This SL concealer brush is more like a small synthetic shadow brush more than a concealer brush, which is brilliant! When yo use a brush that is soft and has long bristle you are really getting precision but you end up dragging the product around when you are trying to cover a larger area such as the whole under eye area. The MAC concealer brush 194 ($19.50) is just that. It is longer and softer then the SL concealer brush, perfect for spot concealing such as a pimple or a mole. The SL brush on the other hand is better for covering larger areas such as under eye area.
  
Eyeliner Brush

This brush is called the eyeliner brush but I think it is too thick and big for doing eyeliner so I use it for under eye shadow and IT IS PERFECT for that! the line is not too precise and gives a smudgy kind of look. You definitely want that for the under eye shadow. It is also a little too soft for lining my eyes because you don't get really precise control with this brush if you are using it to line your eyes. MAC 209 ($17.5) would be similar but it is much stiffer and better for lining. So if you are looking for a brush to line I would use the MAC BUT, in general I would suggest using a small angled brush for lining anyway.

LAST BRUSH!
Small Angled Brush

This is also a brush I wouldn't use for eyelining because the bristles tend to split when any cream or product gets on it. I'm not sure if it is just not dense enough or just the nature of the brush, but I use this brush for brows. Because it is not as precise as a liner brush it is perfect for eyebrows. When you fill your eyebrows in, you DO NOT want to see the exact line where you filled right? So this brush is angled for the natural contour of your brows yet it is not too dense so you can fill your brows in lightly without having to worry about over loading your brush. The MAC comparable brush 208 ($19.50) on the other hand is SUPER precise and also very stiff so that one I use for gel liner and other liquid or creme products.
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MY FAVORITE PART!!
So which is better? MAC? Sigma? Sedona Lace?

Well, I feel that Sigma and Sedona Lace brushes are VERY similar that I almost want to say they can be identical except for a few particular brushes BUT!!!! For the same brushes Sigma sells them for  $99, and Sedona Lace sells them for $49.95, So I WOULD totally get the Sedona Lace ones!!

Now MAC. If you add up every brush that I reviewed for the MAC comparable brush you would have to spend over $295!!! I don't want to say if MAC is better or Sedona Lace is better, because I feel that every  brush can achieve a different look so it depends on how you want to use it and what you want to use it on. 

Although, I will say that this Sedona Lace brush set is GORGEOUS! The handles have a pearly pink finish, and all of the brushes have substantial weight to them. You are definitely not getting plastic handles!! Also! the package came 3 days after I ordered it and it was packaged SO WELL! It came in a rather large box with little packaging peanuts and then the product was carefully wrapped and placed in the middle of the box. I love this set and I can't think of a reason why YOU shouldn't be getting your own? 

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Disclaimer: I was not paid or sponsored by Sedona Lace to do this review. This review is based on my own experience with the product and purely my own opinion.