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Fall in love with guilt free Cake from Make-Up Designory!

I’m smitten with MUD’s Cake Eyeliner. I have always loved the look of liquid eyeliner but with a very unsteady hand I generally stick to eyeliner pencils. Cake Eyeliner gives my eyes that same dramatic look but is so easy to apply. Its a powder formula, just wet your eyeliner brush and swirl into Cake Eyeliner. Once you reach the desired intensity just let it dry and it lasts smudge-free until you wash it off.


Make-up Designory (MUD)  Cake Eyeliner .

The formula, known for its precision and versatility, arrives with staying power and its easy to use. Achieve an even application by first slightly wetting the brush then dip and roll into Cake Eyeliner. For a super fine line, use MUD’s #100 Round Liner Brush, #210 Angle Liner Brush or #900 Round Liner Brush with very little pressure to create smooth, soft eyes.

For a true high-definition look apply greater pressure to the brush for a thick line on the upper and lower lids. Allow liner to dry completely before fully opening the eye. Avoid drawing a straight line above your eyelash. Instead glide the liner and dab the brush at the base of the eyelid until you reach your statement look.

Available in a chocolate brown and jet-black smudge-resistant shade

MUD’s Cake Eyeliner has a suggested retail price of $13 for a 3g/0.105 oz. compact and is available at select MUD shops and boutique locations or

About Make-Up Designory (MUD):
Make-Up Designory is a private post secondary institution that provides training every year to hundreds of students from around the world to work in fashion, film, and television. Specialties include beauty make-up artistry, hairstyling, portfolio development, character make-up, and special make-up effects. The school has two locations, one in Los Angeles (founded in 1997) and one in New York. In addition, the school has its own cosmetics line, that range from $8 – $26, with retailers and distributors in the US, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Japan, Australia, West Africa, Mexico, Guam, and the Dominican Republic.

Have you tried Vente-Privee?

Where can you find designer clothes, shoes and accessories for up to 70% off?  I was recently introduced to a great shopping site, Vente-Privee, from the folks at She Speaks. I have seen Tom Ford sunglasses for $118, Badgley Mischka shoes for under $100 and even Valentino watches for up to a third off their retail price!

Check out this adorable L’Agence top I found. Normal retail is $220, on Vente-Privee it’s only $55!!!


To check out these amazing sales yourself,  just sign up for this members only website. It’s free to join, and each day you’ll receive emails informing you of the latest sales. The sales are always changing so you’re introduced to great new designer and new items constantly. If you fall in love with a piece just remember to buy quickly, there are limited quantities of each item.

A  great designer website with some of the best discounts I have seen. Have you tried Vente-Privee?

Check out SheSpeaks and Vente-Privee on Twitter

at @shespeaksup & @ventepriveeUSA


About Vente-Privee:

  • Vente-Privee is a members-only online shopping destination in partnership with American Express that offers premium brands at fantastic prices every day. Featuring stunning boutiques with limited-time sales events across high end fashion, home and lifestyle categories, vente-privee provides its members access to a world of style without compromise.
  • Every day at 10 AM ET, vente-privee launches exciting new sales events that feature the brands most desired by our members across men’s and women’s fashion, watches, jewelry and accessories, children’s apparel and home décor. These limited-time sales events last for 72 hours and offer membersonly prices at up to 70 percent off the retail value.
  •  The site is backed by incredible customer service and expertise , ensuring vente-privee members have a delightful and seamless experience from start to finish.
  • vente-privee provides additional membership benefits exclusively for American Express Cardmembers, such as free shipping on orders over $100 to special offers.

Founded in France in 2001 by Jacques-Antoine Granjon, pioneered the limited-time shopping event as a new means to help brands sell their excess inventory.

Disclosure: A gift was provided in exchange for this review. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Vente-Privee or SheSpeaks.

Cynthia Rowly teams up with Band-Aid

As you may have heard, BAND-AID® Brand has once again collaborated with fashion designer and surfer Cynthia Rowley to create a new collection of limited-edition designer bandages: BAND-AID® Brand Beach Sport Kit.  Whether you are an avid surfer or a stylish beach bum, these 100% waterproof bandages will protect your cuts and scrapes this summer, and the packaging will even protect your cell phone from getting wet.

The BAND-AID® Brand Beach Sport Kit includes:

·          20 surf-inspired bandages, which feature 8 colorful designs ranging from sharks and jellyfish to serene sunsets. All are 100% waterproof.

·          4 NEOSPORIN® NEO TO GO!® Single Use Packets that help prevent against infection

·          Resealable plastic pouch packaging that helps keep belongings, like your cell phone, dry. You can even use your iPhone while it is inside the sealed pouch!

The limited-edition BAND-AID® Brand Beach Sport Kit retails for approximately $12 at and $7 at

I received two packages of these Band-Aid’s and I love them! Look how cute they are! I mean if you’re going to have to wear a bandaid, why not wear one in style!

Exude Lipstick Storefront Debut!

I am a huge fan of Exude Lipstick, the applicator makes it easy to apply the perfect amount. And the colors and so vibrant and long wearing.


Exude Lipstick, previously available exclusively on the company’s website, is now making its storefront debut at Beauty Bar and online at With a new in store presence, consumers can now try Exude’s unique cutting edge crystal applicator and lip colors for themselves.

“We are excited to bring Exude into a retail store and Beauty Bar is such a great fit for the brand. We look forward to enhancing the customer experience by allowing them to see our technology and amazing color palette first-hand,” explains Diane Breidenbach, Founder of Exude Lipstick.

Beauty Bar is a luxury cosmetic and retail store in the high-end Americana Mall in Manhasset, New York. The store provides exclusive beauty brands and collections and delivers an extraordinary experience for women buying make-up.

Exude, which was chosen by InStyle Magazine as the top lipstick of 2012 and featured on the Today Show, is enhanced with a smooth hint of mint scent, and new, complex formula. The Exude lip crème is available in 9 colors and the Exude lip gloss is available in 5 colors. Both product styles are dressed in a sleek yet chic soft touch white case and retail for $29.00. Exude lipstick has transformed the way women use and apply lipstick by designing a sleek applicator that dispenses the perfect amount of color with every twist.

Exude Lipstick was invented by cosmetics industry veterans Diane Breidenbach and Laurence Mille. They had extensive conversations with industry experts who pointed out the problems with existing lipstick and lip gloss products. Following years of testing and intensive design work, they have created Exude Lipstick, a lipstick for the 21st century woman. Breidenbach and Mille hold worldwide patent protection for this product and are no strangers to the beauty field. They are the inventors of numerous patents and are poised to once again revolutionize the cosmetics industry with Exude Lipstick.