Archives for October 21, 2013

Dear Master Dragon by Alva Sachs and Illustrated by Patricia Krebs ~ a Comic Coloring Book Story


Danny Dragon decides to write a letter to The Master Dragon for help. Why would Danny need help? Will the Master Dragon write him back, or will he have to solve his problems by himself? Join Danny on his adventure as he discovers what it is like to be a REAL dragon. Dear Master Dragon is a really fun story with an extra bonus: your child can also color it! It’s such a fun and entertaining story for young children and the illustrations are quite imaginative and kids will enjoy coloring it! If you order directly from the Author, you will also receive a pack of coloring pencils to go along with it. Check out the Alva Sachs website here. The book will also be autographed!

We have more exciting news to share! Alva Sachs will be at a local event!

Dear Master Dragon makes it debut appearance November 9, 2013
Apostrophe Books
4712 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
Join Alva Sachs award-winning children’s author as she shares her latest title along with her other books: Circus Fever, I’m 5, and On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Fun filled day with activities for kids!


Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder ($45)


Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder is a breakthrough formula that promises a flawless complexion with its customizable wet and dry coverage. This silky-smooth innovation offers a natural veil that imparts a colour true finish. I received a sample and love how it is long lasting and waterproof! It really feels light on my skin too!


Check out this video introducing Smooth Finish Foundation Powder – Check it out here:

Key Attributes:

  • ·         Blurs fine lines – never settles into them
  • ·         Oil free, natural matte finish
  • ·         Long-wearing, all day wear (8 hours), waterproof
  • ·         Instantly reduces the look of shine at application and smoothes away the look of lines and pores
  • ·         Feels creamy, light and fresh on skin throughout the day
  • ·         In 20 shades of extraordinary

Shade Range:


Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this review.


Jenny Packham: Fall 2014 Bridal Collection Look created by Talia Shobrook for Laura Mercier

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Talia Shobrook, lead makeup artist for this season’s Jenny Packham show, created a “romantic and dreamy” makeup look to complement Packham’s 2014 Bridal Collection. This season’s gown designs were inspired by the “Belle Époque” or “beautiful era” of the early 20th century, when women abandoned traditional restrictive corsetry for romantic, flowing silhouettes.

Flawless Face: Flawless skin with a natural flush of colour

·         Shobrook first prepped skin with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating ($32).  

·         Next, she applied Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Oil Free Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen ($43) to create a healthy, even tone.  She then covered any imperfections with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($32).

·         To give the skin a romantic, dreamy look, Shobrook flushed the cheeks with Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Barely Pink ($24) and Rose Petal ($24).

·         Then, she dusted Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Peach Whisper ($24) onto the apples of the cheeks. She dabbed Laura Mercier Secret Finish ($27) onto the cheekbones, adding freshness to the skin.

·         To add the final touch, Shobrook applied Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder ($35) to the nose and forehead. I received this product to try out for myself and love it! Left my face looking so natural!


Simple Eyes: Soft washes of colour

·         Shobrook applied a wash of colour to the eyelids using Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Ginger ($23) and Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour inGuava ($23). Next, she applied a layer of Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour ($23) in Primrose.

·         She then highlighted the brow bones with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colourin Morning Dew ($23).

·         She used Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour  in Baroque and Cognac ($23 each) on the inner creases of the eyes to give a rounded look.

·         To finish the lids, Shobrook applied  Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour  inBaroque and Burnished ($23 each) to the lower lash lines. She then addedLaura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Cognac to the middle of the lower lash lines.

·         She applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Seashell ($26) to the inner corners of the eyes and added a coat of Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara ($24to the top and bottom lashes.

·         To pull the look together and frame the face, she lightly defined the eyebrows using Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil ($22).


Soft Lips:  Mauve and beige lip

·         To create a subtle, elegant look, Shobrook applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Pink Blush and Peche (each $26) to the lips.


Body: Illuminated skin

·         To complete the look, Talia dusted Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Power in Candelight ($34) to the neck and décolletage.

*Self Disclosure: I received the Invisible Loose Setting Powder to facilitate this feature.


Umi – Hanna Andersson “Pick-your Perfect Outfit Sweepstakes”

You will land on a website where you customize your own outfits and share on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Once you share, you are prompted to enter the sweepstakes and then will land on a thank you page with an Umi coupon to use on and a link to a sale on Click here to enter.


PRIZES: Grand prize: $250 gift cards + 3 Lucky Runner-Up Prizes: $100



Sweepstakes Ends: 11/10/2013