Sunday, August 12, 2012

When to Splurge, When to Save


Being a Glam Goddess can take a lot of time and a bit of money.
I find there are usually two types of women. Ones who will only use high end department store brands because they feel the more expensive the product is, the better it must be (so not true).
Then you have the women who will only use drugstore brands because she refuses to spend a lot on cosmetics.
I believe the perfect makeup collection will be a combination of the two.
So what should you splurge on and what should you save on?
If I were going to splurge on one item, it would be foundation. Although there are some decent drugstore brands, I feel you will get the most bang for your buck by spending a little more for the more elegant formulations and the wider range of color options. You also get to go to a counter and try all the colors and formulations, as well as have a trained sales person help match you up perfectly! (This applies to concealer as well)
Now there are a few items I would choose to save on if I were on a budget. The first would be mascara. There are plenty of drugstore brand mascaras that do a great job. The second item would be trendy eyeshadows. So maybe this fall the eyeshadow color that is all over the runways and a must have in every makeup artist kit is lime green with purple sparkle. I would bet you a dirty martini, that color will not be popular past December. So why spend $35.00 on it if you are only going to use it very sparingly over the next few months. Buy the $5.00 drugstore version and then toss it after it has served it's purpose.
So there you have it, my suggestions for saving and splurging! You can have the best of both worlds!
What do you splurge on?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sexy Bronze Eye

Just wanted to show you guys this sexy bronze look! Bronze eyes and bronzey skin!
I sometimes feel these looks don't translate as well on video as they do in person-this look looks a lot more goldy bronze in person than it does in the video! It was a cloudy day so maybe the lighting was off. Let me know what you think.
 If you like the videos, please give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube channel, it helps me out. Also, anyone that is not yet subscribed to this blog, please do! There is a link to the left that lets you subscribe easily! While we are at it, there is also a link to the left that lets you LIKE our Facebook page, so you may as well do that too!
Thanks from my heart!

Products Used:

  • Superwear Gel Liner in Noir
  • Topaz and Sandstone Mineral Shadows
  • Cashmere and Volcanic Ash Mineral Matte Shadows
  • Evergreen Eye Pencil
  • Congo Bronzer
  • Tulip Baked Blush
  • Spicy Lip Liner
  • Contessa Liptoxyl Sheer
  • HD Mascara in Carbon
  • Brow Shaper Kit in Light

All products available

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ro Puchal Makeup Artist

Ro Puchal

Have you ever had a friend you know a long time but you don’t realize how long until you decide to write about them?
The first time I remember meeting Rosanne Puchal, I was around 15 years old and Ro opened a hair salon, Heavenly Hair Design, across the street from where I lived in Brooklyn, NY.
I remember going there and getting a funky, little spiky hair cut that made my very fine hair look like I had some body! Thinking back now, it was a kind of new wave mullet and I LOVED it (it was the 80’s)! I loved going to Ro’s salon not only for the awesome hair cuts but I really liked to listen to her no nonsense talk!
I have remained friends with Ro after all these years and she has been somewhat of a mentor, sharing information, encouragement and her experience with me in my own quest in the makeup world. She was one of my earliest supporters when I started Little Goddess Cosmetics and she has offered me guidance on my path to becoming a makeup artist.
Ro has worked as a cosmetologist since 1976 and as a makeup artist specializing in runway, print and bridal since 1981, after opening her salon. As well as doing hair, Ro would have makeup demonstrations at the salon, where she would apply makeup on a model, usually one of her customers or someone from the neighborhood, while giving instruction on what she was doing and I remember sitting in awe at how easily she took someone from average to truly beautiful.
She started doing professional makeup for television and film in 1987 after completing an intensive course in makeup artistry at the Joe Blasco Makeup School in Hollywood, California.

“I applied, tested and was accepted into IATSE 798 as a Journeyman in 1997. Before being accepted into the union, I worked non-union shows. I had taken as many classes as I could from any makeup artist willing to teach any aspect of the art.”

Although she is proficient in any and all styles of makeup, Beauty Makeup is her expertise.

“My favorite thing about being a makeup artist is the ability to completely change someone’s look, either for the better with beauty, or for the worst with character makeup. It is so rewarding when you see other people’s positive reaction to your work.”

She considers Academy and Emmy Award winning makeup artist, Mr. Dick Smith (Twilight Zone, Exorcist, Godfather, Amadeus), along with Rick Baker, Bill Corso and Ve Neill as some of her early inspirations.

“After seeing the Exorcist when it was released, I was intrigued by the makeup so much that I just had to know how it was done. It left such an impression on me, I had to sleep with the lights on! I still do!”

She had the pleasure of meeting her idol, Dick Smith, at a makeup trade show in Pasadena, CA.

“I told him that story. What a wonderful, giving man in addition to being the most talented makeup artist! He was incredibly kind to call me a few weeks after the show to answer a question I had for him. He sent me some of his personal notes. I’ll always be thankful for the opportunity to meet my idol and I’ll continue to be in awe of him. Thank you Mr. Smith!”

Ro was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule and sit down to answer a few questions that will maybe inspire all of my fellow MUA who are trying to make it in this business.

Why did you want to become a makeup artist?
Becoming a makeup artist was the result of a strong desire to be an artist. I always (and still do!) wanted to be a fine artist.

Where do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration from current trends in addition to classic looks made modern. I go on more "don'ts", meaning I pick apart what I think just doesn't work and try to make it better. I also see inspiration in nature.

Do you feel that it is necessary for someone to attend school to be successful in this field?
Any kind of professional training, including set etiquette, is a plus.

Was there a defining moment when you felt you had succeeded and achieved your goals?
Seeing your name in print or a screen credit on a reputable show is great validation that you have achieved professional recognition.

Another example of professional recognition happened to me while walking down the street. I had been on several seasons of Project Runway when someone stopped me and asked if I was one of the makeup artists from the show. I was surprised and amazed that someone would recognize me from the few seconds on camera. I have to admit, it did feel good.

Do you have any advice for an aspiring makeup artist? Where to start? What not to do? Any thoughts on professionalism?
In my opinion, schooling of any kind, is a plus not a necessity. Mentoring under someone with experience in the field you choose is also a very good classroom. Don't step on toes. Show up to work on time and prepared. Leave your personal life at home. Be respectful and courteous to each other. If there's something you are assigned and don't feel confident to do it, ask for help. Be prepared for a job by reading the script, researching the characters so there are no surprises once the show starts shooting.

Do you have a favorite makeup job that you have worked on?
My favorite makeup jobs didn’t have anything to do with a particular television show or movie. It has to do with the people in your department. You spend many hours on a set and getting along with your peers is very important. Team playing is a must. There have been some sets that were difficult, but all situations are good experiences. The television/film industry is wonderful. It’s far from glamorous and requires constant creativity on your part. An average day is about 12-15 hours. It’s hard, demanding work, but very rewarding.

Who is your all time favorite makeup artist?
I’ve been very fortunate to have worked with very talented, wonderful artists. One NY/LA based artist, Donyale McRae, has been very generous to me and always allows me to shine in my own light. It’s very rare when you work with a Department Head who gives you the credit before himself. Thank you to the most giving, talented makeup artist I call friend, Donyale!

Another incredibly talented makeup artist, CA based, who deserves recognition is Anne Turk. Anne and I know each other from attending Joe Blasco Makeup Center in Hollywood CA. Although, we don’t work together nearly as much as I would like, it has always been a great experience when we do. Thank you, to my west coast ‘sister’, Anne!

Do you have a favorite celebrity that you have worked on?
There have been many celebrities in my chair, but I can’t say I have a favorite. I’m just so grateful to do what I do on ANY face.

Who would make you star struck?
There really is no time to be star struck if you are on a professional shoot. Most actors chose to be treated like everyone else. They require privacy and quiet time to rehearse their lines.

Although, there were several times I can recall being in awe of multi-award winning actors. The first was a time at the beginning of my career when I was hired as a makeup artist for a benefit. I worked with Mr. Cliff Robertson who was so wonderful, complimentary and charming. The second was when I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dick van Dyke on the set of Diagnosis Murder while visiting a friend and colleague, Stacey Halax, who was one of the shows makeup artists. Mr. van Dyke was quite wonderful and engaging. He even sang and did a little two step for me. And lastly, Ms. Cloris Leachman, who I had the pleasure of working with on a TV pilot called "Hopewell". She paid me the highest compliment that any actor can bestow by saying she thought it was "the best she's ever looked". I was very surprised and grateful for the generous compliment.

What is your must have beauty item?
Q-tips! I love my Q-tips. Also, a really good concealer palette (I’m still in search of one I truly love). I also treat myself to fabulous makeup brushes by Hakuhodo.

If you had to invent a makeup product that does not exist what would it be?
I would have to say it would be realistic corrective colors, specifically, for under eye concealing, tattoo cover, blemish cover without it looking cakey or overdone. Maybe it's already on the market, but I haven't found it yet.

What is the number one mistake that women make when doing their makeup?
The #1 mistake women make is using too much….LESS IS MORE, especially as you age. Choosing the wrong colors is also a big no-no. Foundation color should blend into the skin flawlessly and without a line of demarcation. You can always pump up the color with a tiny bit of bronzer in the right places.

Any makeup trends that you want to predict?
Perfect skin. A lot less of everything, seems the way to go. Just clean, natural beauty.

What would you be doing if you were not a hair/makeup artist?
If I didn't work as a makeup artist, I would probably be doing something else in the creative arts. I never really thought about it since this is all I ever wanted to be.

To contact Ro:

Thank You Ro!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

What is your Nighttime Routine?

For as long as my daytime beauty routine is (usually 2 hours, sometimes as long as 3-don't judge), my nighttime routine is only about 10 minutes long.
I wash my face with Aquanil, floss/brush teeth, apply Paula's Choice 2% BHA Gel to my skin and Alba Unpetroleum Jelly to my lips and that's it! Done!
I am starting to think that I am not doing enough! I was watching something on TV the other day and this girl was discussing her nighttime beauty routine. She said she washes her face, tones her face, applies a serum and then a moisturizer on top. She made me feel like I was doing my skin a disservice by not doing all of those extra steps. She kept saying "Don't worry about your skin breaking out, it won't". Oh really? Everyone's skin is different and everyone's skin reacts differently, so that's a pretty broad statement to make. Some women even add in a treatment after the toner and before the serum!
So what are your nighttime beauty secrets? How long does it take you to get ready at night? Should I add some more products to my nighttime routine? I've always wanted to add in a retinoid product! What do YOU think?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Glamour Look featuring Superwear Gel Liner in Noir!

A few days ago, we launched our new Superwear Gel Liner and I wanted to post a tutorial so you can see it in action!
I choose to go with a fun, nighttime, glamour look because I was inspired by a Pixiwoo video I had seen. I wanted to show the look using the Superwear Gel Liner so you can see the different ways to use a liner-you don't only have to line with it!
This video is a little longer that my other video's.
I even put foundation AND lashes on in it!!

Products used:

  • Liquid Mineral Powder Foundation in Cream Beige
  • Phototouch Concealers in Medium and Light Peach
  • Loose Powder in Neutral
  • Superwear Gel Liner in Noir
  • Mineral Matte Shadows in Volcanic Ash, Sand and Twig(for contour)
  • Mineral Shadow in Sandstone and Neo Plum
  • HD Mascara in Carbon
  • Brow Shaper Kit in Light
  • Tulip Baked Blush
  • Baked Finishing Powder
  • Nude Lipliner
  • Skinny Dip Luxury Gloss
Red Cherry Lashes #119 in Black

I hope this look glams up your life for a night and I hope you have somewhere fun and glamorous to wear it!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Little Goddess Superwear Gel Liner!

Who loves eyeliner?!
I think I have established that I do!
 Who is always looking for an eyeliner that goes on smooth, is long lasting, blendable, has intense color and is smudge proof?
Well look no further!
Introducing Little Goddess Superwear Gel Liner!
Our brand new liner is a gel formula in a pencil form! It contains Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil so it it super moisturizing!
Goes on super smooth and stays all day!
Available in Noir. 

Available at:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Beauty Tips from Mom!

The other day I was reading a magazine article about beauty secrets passed down from generation to generation and I could not think of any magical beauty tips that my mother or grandmother had passed down to me. I do remember there was always  a bottle of Oil of Olay involved in my mother, Lucille's beauty routine and I also remember my grandmother, Rose, only washed with Ivory Soap and claimed to have had only one pimple her whole life! She lived to the ripe old age of 87 so that would be quite the impressive feat, especially since I seem to have a pimple a week! My grandmother also liked to ask people to guess her age which I am positive I will be doing when I grow up!
Then the other night I was applying makeup on this lovely young lady named Katrina. Every time I came near her lower lash line with eyeliner or shadow, she would tense up and immediately start blinking and tearing. I said to her "if you keep your mouth open, it will help your eyes to stop twitching". Katrina asked "where did you learn that?" to which I replied "my mother!"
Then it hit me! That is the beauty tip my mother passed down to me. I used to sit at the kitchen table when I was a little girl and watch my mother apply her makeup and get ready for work. It was probably during one of these mornings that she passed along that little nugget. I had probably asked her what the hell she was doing with her mouth hanging open. I still use that tip to this day, I actually cannot put on mascara any other way except with my mouth open and I have to control it a bit during my tutorials so as not to look like I need an ambulance. It does work and I have researched it but could not find any correlation between the two.
So what is the beauty tip that your mother or grandmother or favorite aunt passed down to you?

 Please share, I would love to hear it!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tropical Tutorial with Whirlwind Baked Shadow!

When I look at our gorgeous Whirlwind Baked Shadow, it reminds me of what it looks like when you fly over a Caribbean ocean or a tropical island. The Whirlwind palette has the bronze colors of the beach and the blue colors of the ocean! So I decided to do a very long overdue tutorial using the beautiful tropical colors of our baked shadows!

And then after I was done filming the tutorial, I noticed that they used very similar colors on the cover of Makeup Artist magazine! It is a very involved, vibrant, Avante Garde look that the everyday woman may not want to go to the supermarket in, so this is the perfect example of how to take an extreme look and tone it down so you can use it in everyday life. From the runway to the real world!

The colors I used in this tutorial are:

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Crash Course in Makeup Application-My 100th Post!

One of my favorite, relaxing times of the day is when I am applying my makeup. It is usually quiet and provides me a few minutes to relax and think. I never understood how women can apply their makeup while on the bus or the train. Never mind that it is a moving vehicle, it is a bit personal to have strangers around you while you are "applying your face". Something I can never wrap my head around is when I see a woman applying their makeup while driving in their car. Usually mascara. Really? You can't take an extra 10 minutes to do this in the privacy of your own home? Do you really feel it is safe to a.) operate a 2000 pound piece of machinery while focusing on your eyes/lips and not on the road? and b.) aim for your eye with a sharp pencil or mascara wand while in a moving vehicle?! Don't even get me started on men who shave while in the car!
Today I had read that a recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found touching up your lipstick (or any other makeup) can increase a driver's crash risk by three times whereas talking on the phone upped the risk by just 1.3 times.
Something to think about! You always hear about texting and driving but how many campaigns have there been about makeup and driving?
 None until now!
Those crafty Germans at Volkswagen have tapped into the YouTube Makeup Guru trend and enlisted popular YouTuber, Nikkie (who I am now subscribed to), to help make a very powerful statement. Watch the video below, it is only a little over a minute long and tell me what you think.

Stay off of your phones, do not text, do not apply makeup, do not try to eat a sandwich or drink anything while driving a car!
Stay safe!

Happy 100th post to me!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

How Young is too Young for Botox?

 I think it's safe to say that over the past 10 years, Botox has become, hands down, the top requested non-surgical procedure performed in the USA. For those of you who do not know how Botox works, basically Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. Botox is often used on the forehead, in between the brows, as well as around the eyes. Botox is also used for a plethora of other things such as to stop excessive underarm sweating and eye twitches. Getting Botox injections are a non-invasive procedure that is performed in your doctors office, it will last about 4-6 months before you will need to revisit your doctor for more injections. Botox will run you about $500-$750 depending on the area being treated and how may units they have to use. And did I mention that it SMOOTHS WRINKLES?! Now you can also go overboard and start to look like you are "Botoxed" which can have the effect of a frozen look. Think of recent photos of Madonna or Kylie Minogue.
Now I have never gotten Botox injections, however I definitely see the appeal of a little tasteful tweak and am not opposed to maybe one day giving it a whirl. What I find interesting is there are more and more reports of women as young as their early twenties starting to get Botox! Why?? What could it possibly do to a lineless 20 year old? CBS News reported that while preparing for a role in an upcoming episode of "Glee," 18-year-old pop star Charice Pempengco had Botox injections to look "fresh on camera." Because you know how wilted those 18 year olds can look.
Some people believe the younger you start, the more preventive it is. The theory behind that is because you are 'paralyzing" the muscles and they cannot move, new wrinkles will not form. One study confirms the prevention angle. Researchers followed sets of identical twins over a 13-year period. Starting at age 25, one twin received Botox two to three times a year; her sister went without the treatment. The twin who received the treatments was found to have less visible crow's feet, and no visible lines on the forehead or between the eyebrows (Binder W. Long-term effects of Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) on facial lines: a comparison in identical twins. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2006;8(6):426-431).
Botox DOES NOT work on wrinkles caused by sun damage (wear your sun protection people!).
So what do you think? How young is too young? Any doctors out there that want to weigh in?

Monday, July 2, 2012

Eyebrow Tips!

I was watching Bethenny the other day and she had on Anastasia, the very famous eyebrow guru. She did an eyebrow makeover on 2 young ladies. I always say the eyebrows are the picture frames to your face and when Anastasia was done, these two ladies looked like they had new frames and new faces!

Just a few eyebrow tips for everyone: 

1-Start-If you place a pencil along the side of your nose starting at the middle of your nostril-this is where your eyebrow should start. In this photo, it looks like my eyebrow should start a little closer to the bridge of my nose. If you have a very thin bridge, please use your judgement-you don't want your eyebrows to meet.
 *Tip-Right eye, right nostril. Left eye, left nostril.  

2-Arch-If you place a pencil from the tip of your nose, in line with your pupil-this is where your arch should be.

3-End-If you place a pencil from the side of your nose, angled over your cheek-this is where your eyebrow should end.

She also used a stencil, which I have never used and it looked very natural and groomed. How many of you use a stencil? Is it easy?

Well if you use a stencil or not, you should always use Little Goddess Brow Shaper Kit! Our Brow Shaper Kit comes with 2 shadows and a setting wax plus a double sided brush! Available in 2 colors at!

What are your brow grooming tips?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy July!

Look who has a HOT new look, just in time for July! There's a heat wave here on the East Coast and we at  Little Goddess Cosmetics decided to raise the temperature a little more and revamp our website!
 So make sure you drop by and visit!
Also, did you know that July 14th is National Nude Day? In honor of that sizzling holiday, Little Goddess Cosmetics is offering some of our favorite nude colors at a discount! Only for the month of July, purchase our Luxury Gloss in Skinny Dip, our Lipshine SPF 15 in Buff and our Lip Pencil in Nude! A special bundle all for the limited price of $35.00!**A $47.00 Value**


So stop by and look around and don't forget, our special offer will only be available for the month of July! Don't miss out!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012


This is a re-post of one of the very first things I've ever posted! I thought you all could enjoy it all over again!

I LOVE Olive Oil!

I love cooking with it and dipping my bread in it... but I really love olive oil as a beauty product!

I use olive oil for everything and you can too! I like to use Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as it is natural, pure, chock full of antioxidants, and there are no additives or preservatives.

Here are some ways you can use Olive Oil:

As a Moisturizer: Don't worry, you won't smell like a salad... In the morning, I take 2 drops of olive oil and massage it into my skin before I put on my sunblock (wait a minute for the olive oil to sink in). It keeps my skin supple and conditioned all day long(especially in the wintertime) and it also helps my mineral based sunblock go on very smoothly. Keep in mind that oil and water do not mix, so if you are using a water based product such as foundation over olive oil, there is a chance that it will cause the product to move around on your skin. Some people may want to add olive oil to their night time routine instead. Olive oil, along with some other non-fragrant oils such as jojoba oil; mimic the lipids found in the skin.

As Eye Makeup Remover: At night, I rub a couple of drops onto my eyelids to loosen the makeup, then I just rinse with my regular face wash.

As a Face & Body Scrub: I mix olive oil and sugar together to make a face scrub which I use about once a week. Just make a bigger batch and use it in the shower as a body scrub.

To Clean Makeup Brushes: I put olive oil on a paper towel and rub the brushes around it until all the makeup comes off. The olive oil gets the dirt out and conditions the bristles. Then I wash them with shampoo.

As I said before... I love olive oil and for many different reasons. Remember, Sophia Loren was quoted as crediting spaghetti for her sexy looks(which she has denied saying) but I think it was the olive oil.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Time for some Sun Protection!

Hey Guys! It is that time of year again when the days get longer and everyone starts spending more time outside. More time outside means more sun exposure so you need to start protecting yourself! This is a post I will re-post every single year at this time to remind everyone why it is so important to protect their skin from the sun!

Apparently there are some of you who think that SPF 4 is adequate protection while you are laying in the sunshine for hours. You know who you are because I am speaking directly to you.

Enjoy all this great info:

 It is that time of the year again. Summertime is fast upon us, so it is my duty to make sure everyone knows the importance of sun protection. The sun makes your skin look dry, dull, uneven, wrinkled, and causes the collagen to break down, which causes skin to sag. Also, you don't even see the damage it causes until years later, which is why it is so important to use broad spectrum sun protection all the time, including wintertime and during daily activities. Besides causing premature aging, you can get skin cancer from the sun-so please protect yourself.

So what is the best protection for you? Well let me explain the difference between sunscreen and sunblock. Sunscreen or chemical sunscreen use chemicals as the active sun protection ingredients. It usually contains oxybenzone or avobenzone (also known as Parsol 1789), which can cause irritation if you have sensitive skin. Chemical sunscreens absorb UV rays before they can cause any damage. Chemical sunscreens need to be applied about 30 minutes before sun exposure as that is how long it takes to "activate" on your skin.

Sunblock or physical sunblock use minerals such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as the active sun protection ingredients. Physical sunblock is much more gentle on sensitive skin and they work by forming an opaque film that reflects or scatters UV light before it can penetrate the skin. Physical sunblock sometimes has a whitish cast when applied to the skin (think of the lifeguard's white nose-that's zinc oxide).

I had done a whole post on antioxidants, they have been proven to increase sun protection so make sure you get your daily dosage of antioxidants through your diet or apply it to your skin before you apply your sunscreen, such as with the green tea toner, or a Vitamin C serum (I am going to do a post on how to make your own).

Yes it is true, almost everyone looks better with a tan, but there are much healthier ways of getting that tan than sitting in the sun or a tanning bed such as using a self tanner, going to get a spray tan, or using Little Goddess Mineral Bronzer in Congo! Also keep in mind that when your skin tans, it is actually protecting itself from the rays that are damaging it.

**TIP**When applying bronzer to your face, remember to hit your neck, chest, and even the tops of your hands so everything matches and looks uniform, and your face doesn't look like it's a different color from your body.

Ok guys, I hope you found this re-post helpful and informative! Please don't go outside without your protection and if you have any questions, you can always message me!

Love and Sunshine,


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

IMATS Beauty Booty!

Yesterday I told you all about IMATS, now lets get to the good stuff!

One of the great things about going to these trade shows is most of the products are on sale at discounted prices, sometimes as much as 60-70% off! So it really is a great opportunity to stock up on what you need and to try what you want!

Let me show you what beauty booty I bought!

First, my biggest score is this fabulous set bag from Naime's! The company that makes this bag is called On-D-Go and it was a steal. First, it is HUGE! Second, I have seen these clear set bags at other stores and this size will run you about $120! Not this bag! This bag was a very reasonable $25!!! The gentleman at the Naime's booth said their sale prices and their store prices were the same, so if you are interested in purchasing quality bags and makeup cases for a very reasonable price, you should definitely give Naime's a try. (I have not checked their website, so don't come yelling at me if the prices are not the same!)

Second, these look so luxurious, I am almost delirious about them and cannot wait to wear them! Beautiful Mink eyelashes from Velour Lashes! They are 100% Mink and can be used up to 25 times! They looked gorgeous on the little ladies that sold them to me and the packaging is adorable! There is even a warning that wearing them may cause serious side effects such as increased flirtiness, extreme sexiness, and irresistible eyes. And I seriously believe it!

Next is this very versatile foundation palette from RCMA, which I purchased from the Alcone counter. I have never used RCMA foundations (this was recommended to me by my friend, Ro Puchal, a very talented makeup artist who you will be reading about in a later post!) but I am really excited to try them!
I picked up some Beauty So Clean while I was at the Alcone counter to make sure everything stays sanitized! Everyone should pick up some of this product sanitizer, I spray it on everything!

Also from Alcone, my adorable Z Palettes! This cute Zebra one that is now housing all of my (most of my) Little Goddess eyeshadows and a snazzy little leopard print one as well!
 I love my animal prints!

Lastly, I bought a crease/blending brush from a company called bdellium tools. The girl at the check in counter recommended them and this one is fast becoming a favorite! Again, a steal at $6.00! NYX had a fabulously colorful counter with every product and color imaginable and they were nice enough to give away these little pigments at the door. Thanks NYX! Is it just me or does it seem that this company has exploded overnight? 

So that was my day! If this sounds like fun to you, make sure to purchase your tickets for next year! If you can't wait until then, The Makeup Show will be heading our way in May and a lot of the vendors from IMATS will probably have booths there!
So what are you waiting for?!
 I will see you there!

Monday, April 16, 2012


 This past weekend was the IMATS show in NYC and for those of you who are not familiar with IMATS(International Makeup Artist Trade Show), it is one of the biggest makeup shows in the industry geared specifically towards the professional makeup artist.


So let's for a second discuss the business of beauty. There are 2 parts of the beauty industry that I am familiar with. One is the everyday consumer which are all of you beautiful Goddess' that LOVE makeup like I do and want to own the latest colors or formulations to your favorite products and brands. Just like I love writing about my favorite Little Goddess Cosmetics, most beauty bloggers like writing about their must have products and where you can buy them too! (Probably in a MAC store because they seem to be the fan favorite. Yawn.)

Crazy Lashes!

HOWEVER, there is another part of this industry that most people are not aware of and that is the makeup artist and the artistry of their makeup. 
Of course you know what it is that a makeup artist does but if you look in a makeup artist kit, along with the brands you are so familiar with, you will find a land of unfamiliar intrigue!
And that is exactly what IMATS is for, to provide makeup artist with the latest tools and tried and true favorites to make the world more colorful. Tools that may be unfamiliar to you and I but work like magic wands to make the monster look scarier, the average look beautiful and the young look old.

It can't all be beautiful!

Also, who in the world is going to buy more makeup than a makeup artist?

IMATS is open to anyone who wants to purchase a ticket and would be a real treat for any makeup lover, professional or not. Here you can purchase products you would not be able to buy in a department or drug store. You can pick up really great deals on makeup cases, brushes and palettes. Most of the vender's usually offer discounted show prices-so stock up while you can!


Tomorrow I will share my beauty booty that I purchased at IMATS!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

NEW Spring Products!

I have Spring fever!

It is getting HOT here on the east coast and you know what else is HOT? 

Little Goddess Cosmetics
NEW Spring Products!


The look for Spring is neons and neutrals and saturated colors! Mixing a neutral face with a pop of color! Naturally glowing skin with a bright lip! Neutral lips with a bright eye!

First up to help you achieve that look,
NEW Little Goddess Baked Marbleized Eyeshadows!

Three different liquid pigments baked together to create one individual shade! When you bake liquids together, it helps create an airy, creamy texture. They are individually baked on their own terracotta tile not allowing moisture to escape, creating a super fine powder.
Can be used wet or dry! 

Next, to help you get that just out of breath flush to your cheeks,
NEW Little Goddess Baked Blush!

This blush is for the people who don't like blush!
Who doesn't like blush you ask?
If you think that blush makes you look like a circus clown,
then this is the blush for you!

Our Baked Blush will impart a natural luminosity
that will make you look like you were born with it! 

Lastly, our NEW Little Goddess Luxury Gloss!

Lips that can stop traffic! Lightweight, intense pigments with superior shine! Ultra hydrating for smoother lips and a glowing finish. Angled paddle applicator. 

In addition to our new products, we have also added to one of our longtime favorites! We would like to introduce Buff to our Lipshine SPF 15 family, a nearly nude super flattering shade!

Also, before the summer, we will be adding a new Gel Eyeliner to the family!
Can't wait!

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