According to

“MAC Cosmetics has announced that Nicki along with Ricky Martin will take over the Viva Glam campaign starting in February of next year. Both Nicki and Ricky are already busy at work in Miami today living la vida loca at a photoshoot for the new ads. 

The two are following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper who currently represent the brand.

MAC donates 100 percent of the proceeds from Viva Glam lip products to fight HIV and AIDS.”

Nicki’s “Pink Friday” lipstick sold really well, so it was only a matter of time. I can’t wait until the ads come out, I know they will be over the top. Congratulations Nicki and Ricky



 INGLOT Cosmetics is excited to launch Rainbow Eye Shadows, a collection of matte shadows available for Freedom System.  These highly pigmented eye shadows will be available in 20 different shades and each will boast hues of light, medium and dark. The colours can be blended together or applied separately, providing the consumer with a limitless variety of options and more eye-popping shades!  The shadows will come in rich colours of greens, emeralds and teals to penny bronze, coppers and browns.  They are guaranteed to be long lasting, andprovide consumers with the ideal finish to enhance the shape and colour of their eye.

 SRP:                          US –A palette of (2) Rainbow Eye Shadows starts at $24.

Availability:         US –  In-stores and online July 16, 2011., Inglot Stores – NYC, Las Vegas, Miami, Newport Beach, and New Jersey. 

About Freedom System

Freedom System is a unique method of arranging eye shadows, blushes, pressed powders, lipsticks, concealers and brow products in special magnetic cases, which can be combined freely.  The Freedom System collection is available in a variety of sizes from a selection of two products up to a palette of 40 eye shadows.   Palettes are designed for both the consumer and professional makeup artist alike.  Owing to the magnetic locks, cases can be combined freely creating “blocks” of cosmetics closed with one lid.  This solution is extremely useful while working on makeup as it reduces the space occupied by a huge collection of products to a minimum and also secures it perfectly.  Moreover, eye shadows, blushes, and powders are placed on a magnetic tape which makes it easier to exchange them.  Each of the cases can also be closed individually with a separate lid.

 About Inglot

INGLOT Company was established over 25 years ago by Wojtek Inglot, a young chemist working at that time in R&D department in a pharmaceutical company.  His principal objective was to produce high quality products atfair and reasonable prices, using only the best possible ingredients and rawmaterials from the most reputable suppliers. Wojtek Inglot is still directlyinvolved in the formulation and design process of all new Inglot products. All Inglot cosmetics are produced within the European Union and 95% ofthem are manufactured in our own state of art production facilities. We workwith make-up artists and colour consultants to bring the latest trends in colour, texture and form to the market. We are constantly developing new products and have just launched the world’s first ever Breathable Nail Enamel ensuring better health care for nails whilst enhancing their beauty. Our unique Freedom System allows customers to experiment with countless shades and colour combinations of different face products, giving them the opportunity to create their own customized colour palette. We are present in 280 retail locations worldwide.

Saturday Kim and I made our way to the Brooklyn Stone Boutique for the “Pucker Up”  Event hosted by FSL Cosmetics.

FSL Cosmetics, which stands for “Feel Good, Smell Good, Look Good,” is a line of natural lipsticks and lip glosses created by cosmetic engineer and chemist Kimberly Riley in 2009. She gave a detailed description of the line and the various botanicals used to create the lipsticks and glosses. Each lipstick and lip gloss has a distinct scent that will sure have your lips smelling good. My personal favorite was the pink colada.

Both the lip glosses and lip sticks are hypo-allergenic and paraben free and created with an antioxidant-potent formula that will hydrate and protect the lips from the natural elements.

Check out some photos from the event and also Kim’s lippie makeover

Swatches of the lipsticks and lip glosses

Kimberly applying the lipstick and lip gloss to Kim

The finished look.

The lip glosses and lipsticks all have great smells, they are easy to apply, and they hydrate your lips without leaving them feeling sticky. That is always a plus in my book. They are made from all natural ingredients so you know you are getting a great product.

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Mintbox is offering 12% off of NARS Cosmetics PLUS 8% Cash back!  This offer ends on 6/13/2011.  Check out for more deals on beauty and fashion items from some of our favorite brands!

Guest Post by Kim from Makeup by Kim Porter


Nylon Magazine (July 2011) has revealed that nine LUCKY beauty bloggers were chosen to not only tour the MAC cosmetics factory, but were able to create their very own, self-customized product!  This all went down in April.  I was immediately jealous and happy for them all, at the same time.  Like I said, nine were chosen, however, only four of the bloggers were featured in the article.  Of course Afrobella‘s Patrice Yursik, and Temptalia‘s Christine Mielke were two of the nine selected.  The other two featured in the article were Beauty Maverick‘s Lily Nima, and Beauty Blogging Junkie‘s Amber Katz.  Each blogger had the opportunity to create either a lipglass or eyeshadow.

On behalf of Aileen, the beauty blogger from Shades of You, below are the pictures of the collection.  Check her site for more information on the process, and her inspiration for selecting her shade of lipglass named Sonoran Rain.

 Other bloggers who were featured are: Lianne Farbes – The Makeup Girl| Karen – Makeup & Beauty Blog | Wendy – Nitrolicious | Ellen Mirza – Lipstick Powder Paint

I think it’s great that MAC is embracing bloggers in this way.  Other companies should definitely follow suit.


 What will you be getting from this collection?

Special Thanks to Kim follow her blog and her twitter