Friday, March 27, 2015

CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin!

CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin five piece collection gives you the power to look and feel like your most beautiful you!  This Today's Special Value debuts on QVC Friday, March 27, 2015 at midnight (ET).  This gorgeous set features a brand new Your Skin But Better Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 CC+ Cream Illumination that is all about giving you incredible skin care, complete coverage, SPF 50 and now that gorgeous boost of radiance all in one simple step.  The anti-aging Vitality Face Disc gives you complexion perfection in a compact with a pretty flush of blush, glowing luminizer and a beautiful matte bronzer.  I was actually featured in a brochure for IT Cosmetics professing my love for this amazing palette!  I swear it does wonders for my complexion (just look at my before and after pics), they pretty much speak for themselves!  The No-Tug Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush and the new Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush are ultra-plush (in true IT fashion) and feel uhhhhmazing against the skin!  Seriously there are very few better things in life than the feel of IT's gorgeous brushes against my skin!  Heavenly is right! The brand new Luxe High-Performance Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Spring is all about your most beautiful eyes ever!  Seriously, these neutrals are so soooooo beautiful and buttery and super pigmented!  I'm absolutely in LOVE!

Who's that girl????!!!!!  Meeeeeee!!!!! I stand by every word... love this palette!

Overall this set made me jump for joy!  I'm so obsessed with IT products and was thrilled to try a new version of the CC+ cream which i already love and adore!   I will be working on a full review of the CC+ Cream Illumination because i know you'll love it too!  If you want to see my full review of the Vitality Face Disc click here.  The eyeshadow trio has been my go-to all week since the package arrived.  The colors are so soft and feminine!  As for the brushes, i mean.... it doesn't get any better than IT!  So hurry!!!!  Don't miss out on this 24 hour special while supplies last!  You'll get all of these products here for under $60 (actual value is $172)!!! Head on over to QVC and get yours today

Happy shopping!!! Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


I've subscribed to beauty boxes for years now, but most recently, i added Rocksbox to the mix!  If you haven't heard of Rocksbox, here's the scoop... become a Shine Insider for $19 a month.  You can fill out a style survey to help the glam fairies at Rocksbox select your jewelry pieces (you can also create a wish list of the pieces you'd like to receive).  Every month, you will receive three gorgeous jewelry pieces to wear on loan for as long as you'd like.  You can either purchase the pieces you love or return them to receive a new box.  Basically, you can wear the pieces you receive and swap them out monthly if you get bored easily.  If you simply can't part ways with your new jewels, you have the option to purchase them.  Every month you'll get $10 to use towards any piece you'd like to keep. This is a fun subscription service for those who love accessories like myself!  Oh and this is your lucky day!  Sign up now and you'll receive your first month FREE by using code fashionmavenmommyxoxo.  Such a score right???!!!!  Check out my first box... so in love with the necklace!

Thank you so much for reading!  Xo, Carla - FMM

Monday, March 23, 2015

Pixi Palette Bronzette and Lip Lift Max

Pixi never ceases to amaze me with their gorgeous and innovative launches.  Most recently, they launched their Palette Bronzette (which i like to refer to as my one-stop-shop) as well as the Lip Lift Max... both stunning products that I'm excited to share with you!

Pixi's Palette Bronzette has just about everything you need to get you ready for your day or night! This beauty comes beautifully equipped with a super silky bronzer, highlighter and blush that is guaranteed to get your skin glowing!  It doesn't stop there however, you'll also get a stunning selection of bronze, taupe and peach shadows to create an endless array of looks to suit your needs. This palette is so light and totally portable making it a wonderful addition to your travel makeup bag.  Honestly, you don't need much more than this to get you ready for just about anything!  The colors are beautiful, pigmented and will look incredible on just about any skin tone.

Pixi's Lip Lift Max is the ONLY lip plumper I've tried that I've actually LOVED!  Here's why... I'm totally freaked out by the tingling you get with most lip plumpers.  With Pixi's Lip Lift Max, you don't get that feeling at all.  It simply adds a beautiful sheen to the lips while creating a fuller effect. I've been rocking this beauty since the day it arrived at my doorstep. I love to wear it alone or layered over my favorite lippies!  Either way, you can't go wrong with this gorgeous  multi-tasking lip gloss!

Note: I'm wearing Pixi Lip Lift Max layered over pink lipstick

You can purchase these beauties and more at or at (Pixi is also conveniently available in Target stores).

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are my own based on my experience with these products.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CND Summer 2015 Garden Muse Collection Plus RESCUERXX Daily Keratin Treatment

I'm always excited for spring and summer beauty launches because the colors tend to be bright, flirty and fun!  CND's Summer 2015 Garden Muse Collection embodies a bold, bright garden filled with memories future-past.  Beauty awakes to fragrant notes of nostalgia with this stunning collection.

"This season's trends are all about sculpted, dramatic silhouettes and intense floral hues that invite abandoned reverie," says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold.  "Nails are seductive and sleek, adorned with a harmony of vintage floral design elements and spellbinding patters for an alluring effect."

The VINYLUX Weekly Polish System is my go-to for long lasting manicures.  Top any of these gorgeous polishes off with the Weekly Polish Top Coat and your mani will last for days! The Garden Muse Collection features Beckoning Begonia, Crushed Rose, Wisteria Haze, Lost Labyrinth, Reflecting Pool (one of my favorites from the collection) and Butterfly Queen.

 I'm wearing one of my favorite colors of the CND Summer collection Reflecting Pool!

While CND's Summer Collection is spectacular, the party's not over just yet!  We've all heard of Keratin treatments for hair right? Well CND has taken keratin to a whole new level by introducing RESCUERXX Daily Keratin Treatment for nails! This highly effective treatment with jojoba oil and keratin proteins bond to the natural nail to strengthen while restoring moisture.  With continued use, RESCUERXX dramatically reduces peeling and white spots for healthier, more beautiful nails.

For me, it's definitely helped strengthen my nails.  I noticed for quite some time that my nails felt weak and chipped so easy.  When this beauty arrived at my door, i was hopeful that my nail situation would improve.  Well, it did!  I actually use it several times a week just to maintain and am so happy with the results.  I keep it on my nightstand so that i don't forget!

You can purchase these products here!  Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are my own.

GLOSSYBOX - March Edition

GLOSSYBOX is the monthly beauty box that I've subscribed to the longest. I am never disappointed! My box is usually filled with products and brands i love!  I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of March's box and it's uhhhhmazing!  Warning... spoiler alert!  If you prefer to be surprised, don't scroll down!  Otherwise... enjoy!

The bellapierre cream blush is dreamy!  I wore it today and loved the instant flush of color!
 I'm always on the hunt for great new eyebrow products!  I'm excited to try this new brand!
 I've sampled So Susan products in my GLOSSYBOX before.  While I'm usually an IT girl when it comes to concealer, i actually really liked this quad!  You can mix and match to create your color if necessary which i love considering my skin tone changes throughout the year. 

 I have yet to try these but I've been dying to try Ouidad and am excited to finally do so!
 I applied this (very expensive) moisturizer last night and my skin loved it!  I'm excited that we got two pods because i can toss one in my makeup bag and keep the other on my nightstand! 

Overall I'm so pleased with this box!  While this box was a press sample sneak peek, I'm excited to see if the box i receive (the one i subscribe to and purchase monthly) looks like this one!  Hope you're just as excited to get your March delivery!  If you have yet to sign up for your very own GLOSSYBOX, you can subscribe here for $21 per month.  I promise, this box is sooooo worth it!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rob Scheppy 'Tiny Beauty Bar Eye Shadow Palette Collaboration

What happens when you give celebrity makeup artist Rob Scheppy the reins at the 'Tini Beauty bar of cocktail-inspired cosmetics?  The must-have eye shadow palette of the season and beyond, stocked with 8 shades of silky powder shadow that put a multitude of intoxicating eye looks at your fingertips.

The Rob Scheppy for 'Tini Beauty eye shadow palette was personally crafted by the creator of Kim Kardashian's signature smokey eye himself. This dual-textured collection boasts an array of pigment-rich, pro-quality shadows designed to 'cocktail', wear alone or in any combination to create custom looks.

"I've always loved and been inspired by shadow palettes and the creativity they provide," said Michelle Toma Olson, founder of 'Tiny Beauty.  "Working with Rob to create this collection was incredible.  He knew exactly what he wanted and why and i am thrilled to have been able to use our incredible formulations to bring his vision to life."

Featuring his go-to hues for every occasion, Scheppy wanted the palette to be lightweight and portable for travel or touchups on the go, to pair matte and shimmer versions of his fave shades, and to work wet or dry.

Clearly, the notion of cocktailing spoke directly to Scheppy's aesthetic.  "I love to blend and combine products to customize looks for my clients for different events," said Scheppy.  "I wanted my palette to be intuitive, easy and fun for women to do on their own."

The Rob Scheppy for 'Tiny Beauty eye shadow palette launches Spring 2015 on for a retail price of $39.50.

Here's what's on tap:

Matte Shades - White Russian (creamy off white), Cinnamon-tini (terra cotta), Pavlova (taupe) Blackout (black)
Shimmer Shades - Pear Fizz (pearly white), Rose Champagne (peachy bronze), Cuba Libre (light cola), Bella Notte) charcoal grey.

My Personal Perspective:

I fell instantly in love with this palette the second i laid eyes on it.  The color payoff is intense and the shadows feel incredibly buttery against my skin.  I love the combination of mattes and shimmers and feel that it's so important for palettes to have this kind of texture balance.  You can create endless looks with these gorgeous earthy tones!  The palette is very light weight and so portable!  I'm in love!

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are my own.