Which posts would you rather see more of?

I just added a poll to the right sidebar, I would appreciate it if you took a minute to vote on what kind of posts you would like to see here on MakeUpAcademia :-) Also, feel free to suggest other topics in the comments!

My next post (probably Wednesday) will be a clothes haul featuring a few things I bought on bebe's end of season sale last week. 

Have a good day, everyone! :)

what the heck is in your hair!

and why do I wear 2 different earrings! well, I've got the answers for you...and you get to come on a fun adventure with me to meet my friend Bethanie, and watch her put FEATHER EXTENSION in my hair!

so fun, and yes that has been what's looked like highlights in my hair....but it was just "pregnancy" (because it's not safe to do highlighting when you're pregnant)...safe "highlights"....

COME ON...let's go on a hair adventure together!!!

huge love and 2 different earrings....your friend, KANDEE!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Rocks the Grammys

Rock royalty has been flocking to MAKE UP FOR EVER at the Grammy Style Studio to dish on the products they can’t live without and get touched up for the week’s many red carpet events. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s expert artists were also on-hand to offer tips and personalized product recommendations to get glam for Sunday night’s big show.

Here is the scoop on a few celeb faves:

* Adam Lambert – loves MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder
* Kari Hilson – she is a big fan of HD Invisible Cover Foundation and HD Microfinish Powder
* Colbie Caillat – uses the HD Complexion range

Quiz: What's Your Best Hair Removal Strategy?

Quiz: What's Your Best Hair Removal Strategy?

Discover the right method for your skin and hair type

Sick of feeling stubble on your legs the day after shaving? Maybe it's time to put down the razor and pick up a waxing kit. See which hair removal method fits your needs the best.

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Daily Moisture by Perfect Formula-Essentials for Perfect Nails

The Trendy Undone Bun Tutorial

Follow these five tips to perfect this hot hairstyle

The Trendy Undone Bun Tutorial

This is a TotalBeauty.com hairstyles article

Buns are back in a big way. Not the boring librarian ones, but the modern "undone buns." Translation: Buns that are loosely swept up with soft pieces hanging out (and down). If you're on board with this trend, I've put together five rules to help you master the style.

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Hello gorgeous! Enjoy the final day of January! Can you believe one month down and 11 to go?

How are you doing on your new years resolutions? Good I hope!

Mine are the usual two: floss more and accessorize more. This year when I say accessorize I mean to do my nails. Nothing fancy, just a simple coat of clear polish or something along that line. This stuff I love-it's called Daily Moisture and it's like lotion for your nails and in my case raggedy cuticles from too much typing, hand washing, makeup applying and kindergartner school projects.

I swear I can feel nail polish laying on my fingernails so to have this be an oil base that absorbs into the nail area to smooth, supple and protect the nail is a product I'm using, daily! More on the nail polish application later. To find out more on what I am talking about, please visit http://www.qvc.com/ ( love them!) to see the entire line of manicure and pedicure goodies! Just in time for a Valentines day pamering!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Waste Management Phoenix Open-the PGA Tour stops in Scottsdale

Get Rid of Facial Hair -- Stat!

Find out all the different forms of hair removal and pick the one that's right for you

Get Rid of Facial Hair -- Stat!

This is a TotalBeauty.com hair removal article

Because of the stigma sometimes associated with facial hair, you can become self-conscious, suffer from self-esteem issues and/or become reluctant to enter into a romantic relationship. But, don't despair! Check out these options on removing facial hair now.

Find out

The TriWest Healthcare Alliance Shot at Glory Returns to the Famed 16th Hole »
Ever wonder what it would be like to hit a shot on the famed par-3, 16th hole at the TPC Scottsdale during the Waste Management Phoenix Open?
**Hello Gorgeous! Enjoy the golf speak before we actually talk beauty and all things lovely?
I'm holding in these photos a superb collection of the new scent and packaing in Crabtree & Evelynn. It's a luscious pear floral layered with sweet and tangy scents.

If you are attending the PGA Tour here in Scottsdale, playing golf, watching or entertaining for golf I highly suggest you run down to the local mall with a Crabtree & Evelynn retail front and get a set or two of these luxurious pampering body treats.

Camilo Villegas, Vijay Singh and Y.E. Yang Among Latest Commitments to 2011 Waste Management Phoenix Open »
Three-time PGA TOUR winner Camilo Villegas, two-time Phoenix Open Champion Vijay Singh, 2009 PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang and 2008 Masters Champion Trevor Immelman

**Again, more love golfspeak that is here courtesy of the www.wmphoenixopen.com website-thanks for sharing.

Look, don't take my word for it-just because my experience with the lotions and soaps was sumptuous and creamy while also being decadent to the sight, smell and touch-you should get this for your guest bathroom and office building bathroom to help bring the nature of the business up a notch!

Or, just get it all and keep it for your self-no harm in that either because you will have lovely moisturized scented skin. Enjoy the time at the Waste Management Phoenix open and please remember to wear sunscreen!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

OOTD + FOTD: Sunday Brunch

Details + more pictures under the cut!
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Don't Stop Believing

 Sometimes I go to type a blog and I wonder if people will like it..or if they'll ever come back to read my blog..."was it interesting enough"...."maybe I should've blogged about a lipgloss instead"...."maybe that will make no one want to come back and read my blog tomorrow".....ha ha ha

I hope this post goes out to someone who's heart needs to hear this today.

"no one knows the sadness in our hearts except for God..."

I think it's so funny whenever someone tells me that they think I have this "perfect" life...ha ha ha
My life is so far from perfect...it's funny.
My heart breaks for the imperfections in my life...
that I'm divorced...that my kids won't grow up like I did...always knowing the stability of "home"...
my heart aches so much...when the kids have to go visit their dad...it feels like their little world feels so "unpredictable"....my world feels like a huge hole is missing from my heart when they're not with me...
and it's so hard...
hot tears are filling up my eyes as I try to type this..oh the tears make it so blurry I can't really see the keyboard.....
My life is so far from perfect...it is full of hurts, wounds, and scars...
I know what it feels like to have an aching heart...to feel all alone...to feel like your life is so far from perfect or anywhere near it...that you just want to cry until you have nothing left to cry...that you are in the deep, deep depths of a valley...far from the happy mountain tops!

Please know...that you are not alone. Whatever hurts or scars you have...that is the beauty. The strength that says...I WILL NOT let this defeat me. I won't let anyone ruin my heart. I will make this life beautiful...no matter what gets thrown at me....no matter what things may seem like mountains in my path... I will find away through it.

No one's life is perfect...no one is just happy on the mountain tops all the time. We all have valleys, with low moments of hurt and pain (that's just life)...but it's in those moments of low-ness, when are true character comes out...when God hopes that we will come running to him, for him to hold us and be what are hearts are longing for.

Most often...what seems IMPOSSIBLE...is just something that's never been done before. My life has been filled with things that I thought seemed "impossible" to me...
they probably were impossible...but with God ALL things are possible...
joy in times of sadness...peace when everything should feel like chaos...
I may have tears at night...but I know that joy can always show up in the morning.
Every sunrise is a bright and shining new day...waiting with a little more hope...a little more bits of glimmering sparkles to encourage you on your way.

My heart feels sad...and no one will ever know my hurts...or your hurts...except for God...but he's there to lift those burdens from your heart and fill the holes of hurt...with his perfect love. He know the plans he has for you...plans to give you hope and a prosperous future...
hold on...you have no idea what's around the corner in your future....
KEEP HOPE ALIVE....HOPE is what pulls us through....you need the seed of hope to grow that dream to become real!

BELIEVE it...that's the first step.

HOPE for it...and don't stop...second step.

KEEP ON BELIEVING....and never stop...the moment you stop believing...you end the oxygen to your dreams!

 this was typed with so much love that I hope you can feel it...
sending you so much hope and love right now....your kandee

Top 27 Multi-Tasking Beauty Products

Top 27 Multi-Tasking Beauty Products

These amazing products pack a lot of punch in one bottle/tube/compact.

Clear out those cluttered makeup drawers and shower caddies -- now you can save space, time and money with these multi-tasking goodies.

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Molly Sims Wears NEW Orgasm Illuminator!

On January 27, Molly Sims attended the ‘Unforgettable Evening’ event to benefit EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund. NARS International Lead Stylist Uzo used the Orgasm Illuminator to give Molly an amazing lit-from-within glow. "Molly best represents that Los Angeles 'girl next-door look'. The Orgasm Illuminator was the perfect product to keep her skin looking fresh and polished." says Uzo about Molly’s makeup. Aside from the new Orgasm Illuminator, Uzo used the below products to complete the look.


NARS Barcelona Sheer Glow Foundation

NARS Orgasm Illuminator (on cheeks and forehead for added illumination)

Laguna Bronzer

Desire Blush


Golden moss side of Camargue Duo Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010!)

Golden champagne side of Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow

Kyoto Eyeliner Pencil

Goddess Soft Touch Shadow Pencil (inner corner of eye and underneath arch of brow)

Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara


Scarlett Empress Lipstick

Amazon Lipliner

The Orgasm Illuminator is available at Sephora.com. All other NARS products are available at narscosmetics.com

Super Bowl Sunday-$10 haircuts all day! Arizona Hair Co! Go see Star Flores at Tempe Marketplace!

Real Woman Edgy Haircut and Color Makeover

Need to change up your look? Get inspired by checking out this makeover

Real Woman Edgy Haircut and Color Makeover

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeover article

To get a competitive edge in a cutthroat market, Anna wanted a cut and color that would make a statement, but still look professional.

See her transformation

Ladies and gentleman-may I have your attention please! This deal is super for Super Bowl Sunday!

Get your appointment made today then get your style on before you go to your Super Bowl Party!
Need a referral? Go see Star Flores at Tempe Marketplace Arizona Hair Co. ...as for me? So far so good! I have enjoyed every cut and style to date and you just may too!

Visit the www.arizonahairco.com to print the coupon out! Enjoy!

photo courtesy of Arizona Hair Co.

--Arizona Hair Co--
FEBRUARY 6TH 2011 Thank you!
We appreciate your business.
Customers like you make doing business a real pleasure.
Arizona Hair Co
p.s. For those of you who live in Arizona like me, especially in the greater Phoenix area you know that February 6th is more than Super Bowl sunday, it's also the Phoenix Thunderbirds Waste Management Open-all the PGA greats will be on the final day playing for the trophy! Then after the Super Bowl game! It's a full day of sports so get your beauty and style on early!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

View from my window...

if you were standing next to me...this is what you'd see from my bedroom window....
my happy, cheerful, golden yellow dining chairs...
that have been patiently waiting to have their cushions re-upholstered in hot pink patent leather....
they were my artsy project right before baby came...
I'm not sure when I'll have time to put the cushions on...or re-upholster them now! ha ha ha

On my huge list of favorite colors....this buttery yellow is ranked pretty high...matches my yellow rose ring that my sister got me at Nordstrom's Brass Plumb department...a while ago....I've only seen one other flower ring that was like it, on a girl walking down the street in SOHO...I actually stopped her! ha ha ha

But somehow looking out my window at their bright and cheeriness...made me smile....
I love that you can see Blakey's tractors in matching yellow-goldy-ness in the background...he worked on tractors....and I worked on painting the chairs! (I even think I had filmed it to do a Do-It-Yourself video..how to make thrift store chairs look AWESOME!) ha ha ha

hope my "shared" view brings some happiness and cheer to your day too!

yellow chairs...kandee

and hopefully a video on how to re-upholster your chairs in glossy hot hot pink material! yay!

Lakme Glide On Eyeliner Heena Gold,Aqua Green Swatches,Review

I may not be posting a lot for few months as I have two exams coming up. So please bear with it..:)
Lakme Glide On Eyeliner Pencil comes in many different shades which are Copper,Bronze, Plush purple,Smokey green,glimmering plum,bridal pink ,etc.. Check it out here

The shades I have are Heena Gold and Aqua Green..Heena Gold had come with a previous collection and not mentioned on the site..though its available at the counters.

Heena Gold is a very pretty greenish gold color..and I fell in love with it the time I saw it. But the sad part is it does not show up on eyes at all :(

Aqua Green is actually a bluish green color and has a glossy sheen to it...Love it..looks amazing on ht lower lashline esp.

L- Aqua Green R- Heena Gold

What the Company claims: Crushed gemstones sprinkled with the brilliance of precious metals.
 For eyes that reflect the stars.

MRP: Rs. 275/-

1. They do not tug at all and are super soft and glide on easily.
2. Has pretty colors.
3. Stays on a long time and does not smudge.
4. Pencil form..so can be sharpened and hygienic.
5. Economical at 275.

1. No colored tips to differentiate the colors.
2. Super soft so have to be careful while sharpening and closing or the tip breaks.
3. Some colors like Heena Gold does not show up on eyes.


Quality: 4/5
Value for money: 3.5/5
Availability: 3.5/5

Overall rating: 3.75/5

Would I buy it again: Yes I would love to try the copper and plum color.

Have you got the Lakme Glide On? Which one is your favorite ?

Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Collection

“This spring, there is a beautiful selection of coral shades perfect for lips and cheeks. The shade range spans from fresh new Pink Corals to universal Nude Corals to true Coral shades—every woman can find the coral shade that’s right for her.”

NEW Cabo Coral Pot Rouge

Bobbi’s purse-friendly Pot Rouge is now available in a new sunny shade of coral. Creamy and easy to blend, pat on lips and cheeks for a beachy pop of color.

Available: February 2010

Price: $22.00

Shimmer Bricks

Bobbi’s iconic Shimmer Brick Compacts are hand-made in Italy and have five bars of luxe, pearlized pigment for a shimmering glow. Run the Face Blender Brush across all five bars and lightly dust over cheeks and forehead, or brush on eyes for subtle glimmer. Available in two new shades: Nectar and Pink Quartz.

Available: February 2010

Price: $38.00

Metallic Lip Color

Made with a unique combination of high-shine emollients and light-reflective pearls, this formula offers medium coverage with multi-dimensional shimmer. Introducing three new shades: Coral Reef, Coral Glaze, and Calypso Glaze.

Available: February 2010

Price: $22.00

Lip Color

Bobbi’s classic lipstick— rich, full coverage with a soft matte finish in two new shades: Cabo Coral and Guava.

Available: February 2010

Price: $22.00

Shimmer Lip Gloss

Infused with subtle sparkle, Shimmer Lip Gloss is perfect worn on its own or over your favorite lipstick. Aloe extract soothes, Vitamins C and E offer anti-oxidant protection, and Jojoba and Avocado Oils keep lips soft and moisturized. Available in three new colors: Sunset Beach, Golden Nectar, and Coral Sand.

Available: February 2010

Price: $20.00

Bobbi Brown

Hey ladies, I don't know about you but I am loving this collection! I am so glad that Bobbi came out with these colors. I love coral shades as they look great with my golden olive skin. I just wish I had a BB counter close by because sometimes computer images can be so misleading. So are you all impressed with it? If so what are you going to purchase? I think I want it all!!

Best Celebrity Hairstyles for Straight Hair

Best Celebrity Hairstyles for Straight Hair

See how to rock their straight styles with these how-tos

Are you tired of your straight hair just hangin' there? All you need are some tips and celebrity inspiration to bring your flat hair to life.

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jane iredale Lip Crayons!

Pucker-up this Valentine's Day with jane iredale Lip Crayons – THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP, is introducing their Lip Crayons as individuals and out of the box of 5. This product will be available February first and will be sold individually for only $10 on janeiredaledirect.com.

The benefits for the Lip Crayons speak for them selves.

jane iredale Lip Crayon Benefits:

*A hydrating lip pencil that can be used as a lipstick or as a liner
*Great for all skin types

-Non-Irritating Formula

*Ingredients such as Ethylhexyl Palmitate, an emollient from palm oil, and Tocopherol-Vitamin E, a topical antioxidant and natural preservative

*Castor Oil provides a soothing effect for lips


*Lip Crayons are available in 5 beautiful shades: Naughty, Tasty, Luscious, Juicy, Tempting

In addition, jane iredale’s chocoholicks makes for another perfect Valentine’s Day product for you. chocoholicks is an assortment of four chic, chocolate truffle-flavored lip glosses. Housed like exotic confections, when applied each gloss releases a sweet surprise reflective of its shade name. Savor these sweet treasures as the natural flavors melt on your lips for the ultimate guiltless pleasure. This product is only available in-store. For locations, please visit janeiredale.com.

Chocolate-the cure for what ails you and some of the best I have ever had!

Your Skin Care Personality

See what essential products your skin care regimen is lacking

Your Skin Care Personality

This is a TotalBeauty.com skin care article

How does your skin care routine stack up? And, what does it say about your personality? Answer these nine questions to find out.

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Hello Gorgeous!
Valentines day is coming up and it's traditional to give or get chocolates.
Well busy moms, brides, and ladies-I'm here to tell you, this is some of the best chocolate I have ever had!
The blue box of William Dean chocolates has a purple butterfly in the box. That is a lavender infused chocolate!
Each of these are hand crafted, unique and complex in flavor and texture.
Like I said before, this is not your average See's box of chocolate!
They are incredibly delicious to look at and eat!
If you are considering giving chocolate for Valentines day, or a birthday, or an anniversary or for any reason-please consider the William Dean or Jacques Torres!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!


(this was my little princess...smiling this morning...so happy my camera was fast enough to catch this!)
You can click here to see her first "meet baby" video! www.kandeeland.com
I thought it was perfect that after I posted about me being nicknamed "Smiley"....then to wake up to this precious little smile...heavenly.

Yesterday...and I knew it was coming...after you have a baby...all the hormones that were swirling around during pregnancy...now have no place to go...EXCEPT to make you cry...(imagine PMS crying emotions times 1,000..ha ha ha)...
tears ran down my face...my heart felt sad...and then I looked at this princess...and I can't help but just grinning a huge smile as I look at this picture while I type this...

I love this song from Nat King Cole....Smile
 Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

This picture always makes me smile too...my great grandma in my costume glasses...ha ha ha
if your heart is feeling sad today...if there's an ache inside that won't go away...
lift your heart to the heavens.....
and feel me smiling at you...from my heart to yours....
our smiles can be the greatest invitation to happiness!
Here's smiling at you!
(one of my favorite pictures from the happiest place on Earth, as well as my favorite places, Disneyland!)
love, smiles, and sending a hug through the computer to brighten up your day...

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