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Booty Parlor

My sister, Nicole, works for a women’s magazine and gets all kinds of fun samples and swag. The latest samples she received (that she graciously shared with me, Thanks Nicole!) were products from Booty Parlor, a fun line that claims to be the “Beauty Parlor for you Sex Life.”

I got the Kissaholic Kissing Kit in both “Swoon” and “Faint.” Kissaholic is a revolutionary aphrodisiac-infused, two-step kissing kit featuring an aphrodisiac plumping lip gloss and an aphrodisiac cinnamint breath mist. I can’t really vouch for the aphrodisiac aspect of the gloss but I do know that my lips felt kissably soft and looked fantastic. I really like Swoon which is a dark berry color with blackberry and honey. The cinnamint breath mist is a cute addition but I honestly haven’t used it so much. I guess it would come in handy in I ran out of gum. 

I also got the Flirty Little Secret Luminizing Body Butter. The butter is jammed packed with good for you antioxidants and is infused with pure pearl pigment to give your body a healthy glow. And of course, the most important ingredient in the butter is Booty Parlor’s powerful Pheromone blend, an attraction agent that makes you irresistible to the opposite sex. Again, not sure if the Pheromones are working but I do love how this butter smells and how smooth it makes your skin. The pearly glow was an extra bonus. Plus I love the bottle the butter comes in – I’m a sucker for good packaging!

Last but not least is the Dust Up Kissable Body Shimmer – Crusin’ For a Bronzin’.  This body shimmer lightly dusts you with a sexy bronze sheen that’s subtle enough for every skin tone. Best of all, it smells and tastes exactly like cinnamon-sugar. I’ve never really used bronzing powder before but I really enjoyed this product. Plus the little powder puff made me feel way 1920’s glamour. The dusting powder is also available in Punch Drunk Pink and Don’t Call Me Honey.

Overall I really like this line with its great products and cute packaging. Give it a try, especially if you’re trying to snag someone with the use of pheromones and aphrodisiacs!



Cliche Cosmetics


I know we talk about big national brands a lot but I’ve always really enjoyed finding smaller, up and coming brands. So naturally I was excited when Jess, the founder of Cliche Cosmetics found me on Twitter.  She sent me over some lipglosses to sample.

(on a sidenote, I was cleaning out my purse the other day and found not 1, not 2, not even 3 but FOUR glosses and two lipbalms in my purse! So although I need another lipgloss like I need a hole in my head, I was still quite excited to receieve one more. Don’t judge me.)

Anyway, so I received my pretty little tube of Cliche lipgloss in Sugar Plum and immediately put in on . The gloss has a great minty smell and taste which I love. It went on super smooth and has a great shine to it but it is not goopy – my number one requirement for a gloss. Also, it was long-lasting and kept my lips feeling moisturized and looking glossy long after I applied. Sugar Plum, the shade that I tried out did not have a bold color to it so I would have to apply it over a lipstick to achieve a bolder lip but I think it’s great for an everyday lipgloss or if you’re more interested in a natural look.

Cliche Cosmetics is a full service cosmetics line and also has great collections of powders, tinted moisturizers, blush, shadows as well as an organic line. You can also pick up your essential brushes and makeup tools on their site.

Last, if you’re into inspiring stories of young entrepreneurs, Cliche also delivers. Jess, the founder started the company after being diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer at the age of 21. She focused all of her attention into launching her company while finishing up her degree in Communication (go Comm majors!) and completing makeup school. Wow – she’s definitely a Beauty Maven!

Check out www.ClicheCosmetics.com for more information on Jess and her fabulous line of cosmetics.


BTW – I’d be happy to review any beauty products you’d like. Just drop me a line! Also, If you’re on Twitter be sure to follow me at www.twitter.com/SafiyaBeauty

Looking Hot in the Summer Heat

We recently received this question from Nikki B. and wanted to share the answer with everyone:

I have a new question of the day for you, Vettie. The weather outside is frightening. It is beyond sweltering. Can you recommend makeup that won’t melt on my face for these hot, summer months?


On these hot summer days, it’s takes a lot out of us to wear make-up but we still want to look fantastic. Here are a few things you can use to look polished:

Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara

What it is: A better-than-ever version of the best-selling Diorshow waterproof mascara.

What it does: Dior’s sensational new Diorshow Mascara knocks out any waterproof mascara you’ve ever tried. Never sacrifice intense color and thickness for waterproof protection again. Creamy new Black Out Waterproof creates incredible black kohl intensity and spectacular volume, stroke by stroke.100% smudge proof. 100% waterproof. 100% amazing.

Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Oil Free

What it is: This lightweight foundation that can be reapplied as necessary

What it does:  Offers sun protection for sensitive or acne prone skin, oil control, and provides hydration to prevent dryness.

Tinted Moisturizer - Oil Free

DiorKiss Luscious Lip-Plumping Gloss

What it is: A lip-plumping gloss in hot new shades.

What it does: Cocktails, anyone? Indulge in every one of Dior’s succulent lip-plumping “cocktail bar” shades this summer with lip gloss from the new DiorKiss collection. Designed to dazzle with a delicious scent and translucent multi-effect shine plus intense care and lasting wear, it comes in a sleek new tube, with an exclusive curved applicator that fits perfectly in the contours of the lip for ultimate precision.

DiorKiss Luscious Lip-Plumping Gloss

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Ex-press

What it is: The Brow Ex-press palette is the ultimate travel kit for creating flawless, Hollywood eyebrows anywhere.

What it does: The kit contains all brow essentials: four perfect brow stencils created by Anastasia to suit various brow shapes and styles (stencil results vary from face to face due to different bone structure and hair growth, no two brows will ever look the same); two brow powders in your range (blonde or brunette) to custom blend the most natural brow color; an angled brush for clean application; cream highlighter for application along the brow bone to lift and accentuate the eyes; and wax cream created to hold a perfect shape all day. 

Brow Ex-press