Mail Call!


Dear BM!,

Rumor has it you are a huge cream blush fan. Do you have any tips on how to apply it? I am not 100% sure as to the best way and knew you’d have a tip or two to help me out. Thanks in advance.

I do love a touch of cream blush, that’s for sure…nearly, but not quite, as much as receiving emails from my cherished readers. I did a post sometime in early 2007 that extolled the virtues of cream blush and it gave a tip or three that you may find useful. Here’s an encore posting for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Cream Blush Anyone?

February 22, 2008. beauty tips, makeup, makeup tips. No Comments.

So It’s A Date Then?

Hey Gorgeous Ones. Here are just a few on counter M.A.C. Collection release dates for you to pencil in your diary:

I’ve had a bit of a sneaky peek and several swipes of utterly drool-worthy bits of M.A.C. magic and I tell you…these collections are absolutely worth counting the sleeps left for. Just to keep you going, Beauty Marked! will be posting M.A.C. Collection pics and reviews, not to mention mind blowing beauty shots from the Milan/Paris 08 and the New York/London 08 S/S shows over the next little while, so be sure to visit us regularly. We’ll look forward to seeing your beautiful self then.

*Image courtesy of M.A.C. for Heatherette S/S 08

February 21, 2008. makeup, new products, beauty trends, lips, makeup trends. No Comments.

Under A Bushel.

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” -Confucius


February 20, 2008. All things beauty, beautiful quotations. No Comments.

Slim Down With Gratitude.

Why not? If we’ve learned anything about diets, it’s that they rarely continue to produce results in any long lasting way, shape or form. Well, that certainly rings true for diets used alone and without any major attitudinal adjustments to one’s self-perception. Even then, it’s more than likely that it is our meaningful shift in how we relate to food and our belief in ourselves that is the greater cause for the changes to our body image than any diet would be in itself. Beauty Marked! is willing to bank that if we had a good look at all that we have to be grateful for in our lives, with our beautiful bodies and commit to working towards self-acceptance and love, our weight would automatically settle to a healthy, ideal, and optimally functioning level for as long as we desired. No kidding. Judging from the demonstrated effectiveness of positively affirming only what we truly desire and showing gratitude for our beautiful selves and the blessings that abundantly abound, at every opportunity, our bodies wouldn’t choose to hang on to, hoard or operate as if scarcity were its default setting.

In other words, showing gratitude will both positively and successfully reset our body’s default position from scarcity as its modus operandi, to retraining itself to innately and effectively utilize the abundance of quality food available, employ our positively affirmed thoughts, use anything else that it needs for optimal functioning and release the rest. Out would go the excess stored fat, below par functioning cells, impurities, and toxins. Eventually, our bodies will no longer instinctively stockpile excess on our hips, thighs, tummy or wherever, for a rainy day, so to speak, because it would learn, know and trust that there will always be more superlative goodness, on a great many levels, to come. Luckily, our bodies are quick studies and will soon realize that it can be “at ease” and not cling onto everything that heads its way, but get on with being as it was original designed: Its own uniquely magnificent, whole, complete and perfect self. All that will be left for you to do is just graciously enjoy it for a long time to come!

Affirmation for Optimal Body Weight: I am grateful for the many blessings that I have and am secure in knowing that there is always an abundance of goodness that will fully support and empower me to have a healthy and joyous life.

February 19, 2008. All things beauty, beauty tips, beauty trends, Affirmations. No Comments.

The Now That’s Just Too Easy Face Scrub.

Here’s another beaut bit of skincare folksy fabulousness that’s just amazingly easy to make and works wonders. For an effective scrub in a flash, mix a heaped teaspoon of ground rice into 2 level teaspoons of fresh natural yoghurt and give it a whirl! Rinse off well in warm water and normal to dry skins can prepare to be dazzled by the gorgeously smooth and moisturized finish of this mechanical come lactic acid exfoliator. I tell ya, I’m just diggin’ the Folksy Fab!

February 18, 2008. skincare, beauty tools, skincare tips. No Comments.

The Now That’s Just Too Easy Face Mask.


This face mask is just so easy and incredibly effective, it’s nearly criminal. If you’re prone to pimples and other nuisance eruptions this is the face mask for you. Dip a few clean, fresh cabbage leaves into boiled water for a few seconds to soften and then leave them on a plate to cool completely before placing on your face for about 15 minutes and you’re good as gold. This quickie face mask acts much like the good old fashioned mustard poultices grandma used to make and still work a treat. Pretty neat, huh?

February 17, 2008. skincare, beauty tips, skincare tips. 2 Comments.

Raison D’ętre.

“If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


February 16, 2008. All things beauty, beautiful quotations. No Comments.

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