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Monday, October 31, 2011

Gifts so good they're SCARY!!

Halloween Free Gift Event
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FREE GIFT EVENT!

Spend $45 & get this mark. Mini Brush Set FREE ($16 value)
Spend $60 & get this Pop Of Color Bag PLUS this Mini Brush Set FREE ($60 value!)

Must Order between 10/31 & 11/2
Order must be place at
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com

*Gift will ship separately from order*
*International customers. Please email me order @ jacquelyngiardina@yahoo.com*

Free Shipping Use Code: MARKFS30

Need some help picking out products??
Check out my HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Happy Halloween!!!

I know I've been MIA the past few days but I've been in lock down party planning mode! My cousin's much anticipated Halloween Sweet 16 was this past Friday (thank God not snowy Saturday!!) & it was awesome.
Happy Halloween!!!
xoxo The Red Queen
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Yes, me, my mom, my stepdad & my brother did a group costume!! After much debate we just knew Alice & Wonderland would be hilarious!!
Can't wait to see everyone's elses Halloween Costume posts!!
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Halloween
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Halloween
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Halloween
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Halloween
Me and the Princess Birthday Girl!!!
A whole post dedicated to her party & how to get her party makeup look coming later this week!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Silver Bullet

So I get an email for work the other day stating that for the promotion that I'm working I need to have manicured - clean look - French or one color nails

Clearly they don't know me very well because when do I ever have one color nails...or a normal french manicure...I don't think so. So since our eye makeup needed to be silver and black mostly I figured I'd paint my nails to match. When I got the silver on I knew there was no way I couldn't add sparkles! & this is how they turned out!
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Livingaftermidnite - Silver Bullet
Livingaftermidnite - Silver Bullet
Livingaftermidnite - Silver Bullet
Livingaftermidnite - Silver Bullet
Livingaftermidnite - Silver Bullet
Brucci Nail Hardener in Violet Rage & Wet&Wild Fast Dry Nail Color in Party of Five Glitters
I used 2 coats of Violet Rage (don't know why its called that because its definitely Silver not Violet) & then used multiple coats of Glitter. You can tell I did more coats on my thumb than on the other fingers. One coat of glitter looks like my ring finger in the photos, very sparse.

Monday, October 24, 2011

mark. Makeup Monday: Sugar Plum

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Sugar Plum the perfect description of this Holiday themed look! Purple eyes, pink cheeks, clean skin! This look is so incredibly easy that ANYONE can recreate it, and I do mean anyone! I've listed all of the products I used below & with most of them included in the awesome, Get it ALL Holiday Deal and an extremely discounted price its hard to say no!
iMarks in Plum Velvet & Sugar Sugar are the most flattering colors in the whole iMark collection in my opinion. They look good against all skin tones and all eye colors, and I definitely recommend adding them to your eyeshadow collection!

Have you checked out my mark. Holiday Gift Guide yet??
Quick & Easy shopping right from your computer delivered to your front door for FREE! It can't get any simpler. 
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Monday Sugar Plum
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Monday Sugar Plum
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Monday Sugar Plum
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Monday Sugar Plum
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Monday Sugar Plum
As always all mark. Monday posts are created using only mark. products. You can pick up any of the products I used or any other mark. products @ http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com


  1. Prep skin with Primed for Perfection Face Primer.
  2. Using a Foundation Brush apply Min-A-Real Foundation to entire face and blend into neck.
  3. Cover any blemishes and under eye circles with Conceal for Real Hook Up Concealer.
  4. Apply Just Pinched in Cheeky to apples of cheeks and blend toward temples using your fingers.
  5. Set foundation & blush with Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder.
  6. Apply iMark in Plum Velvet to entire lid & into crease. Apply iMark in Sugar Sugar to inner corners of eyes. Line lower lashes with No Place to Run in Foxy Brown. Take an eyeliner brush and apply Plum Velvet to lower lashes along liner.
  7. Curl lashes and apply 2 coats of Lash All You Want Mascara in Black.
  8. Finish with a coat of Pro Gloss Lipgloss in Smashing.
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Monday Sugar Plum
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Monday Sugar Plum
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Monday Sugar Plum
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Monday Sugar Plum
Pro Gloss Lip Gloss in Smashing $6
Conceal for Real Hook Up Concealer $6.50
Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder $12
Min-A-Real Cream to Powder Foundation $18
Lash All You Want Mascara in Black $10
Just Pinched Cream Blush in Cheeky $8
Primed for Perfection Face Primer $10
Get it ALL Deal $22 including:
Nailed It Trend Nail Lacquers in Sure Fire & Meltdown
iMark in Plum Velvet
iMark Metallic in Sugar Sugar
Snap To It Mini Case
No Place to Run in Foxy Brown
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Monday Sugar Plum
Livingaftermidnite - mark. Monday Sugar Plum
For more details on these products  or to purchase them head over to my eBoutique.
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
Don't forget to register on the top right corner before you shop!
International Customers email me! jacquelyngiardina@yahoo.com


FREE SHIPPING Use Code: WELCOME @ Checkout!

Friday, October 21, 2011

YOUR mark. Holiday Shopping Gift Guide!

Whether you're looking for Cosmetics, Jewelry, Clothing, Accessories, Skincare, Fragrance, Bath & Body...MARK. HAS IT!!! Shop right from your computer and get ALL of your Holiday Shopping finished & sent straight to your front door for FREE!!!

I've put together my TOP 10 Picks of Gorgeous Mark. Gifts! If any of these were under my Christmas Tree I'd be a HAPPY GIRL! I bet you can find something for every single person on your list at mark.!

top 10 gifts

  1. Glitz & Gloss Mini Purse $14 ~Not only do you get this glitter sequin change purse which is worth $14 alone but you get FOUR of our Best Selling Glow Baby Glow Lip Glosses too!!! Glosses include Sun Luxe, Lotus Luxe, Girly Girl & Sweet Talk.
  2. Body Luxe Lemon Sugar Set $28 ~ Why go to Bath & Body Works when you can get the same great Bath & Body products shipped straight to your front door in this amazing purple cosmetic case. Lemon Sugar will make you smell good enough to eat! Set includes 3-in-1 Cleanser, Body Hydrating Mist, Body Butter & Cosmetic Case! A $40 value YOURS for ONLY $28!
  3. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette $15 ~ CEW Beauty Award Winner - this product literally can be worn ALL over your face, from a highlighter to a blush to an eyeshadow this product truly makes your skin look radiant. Use cubes individually or combine them together.
  4. Get a Handle On It Bag $60 ~ The IT Bag of this season. So affordable & so trendy I bet you can't think of a reason not to add this purse to your collection. The hardware and buttery faux leather make this bag a must have for Fall/Winter.
  5. Scene Stealer Necklace $36 ~ This necklace says it all in the name, it is literally a Scene Stealer. When you add this necklace to your ensemble you will literally be turning heads. The mixed metals necklace is super fashion forward and perfect for the trendy girl on your shopping list.
  6. Clean Up Time Conditioning Body Soap $12 ~ Another Holiday Exclusive that got such a great response last year that mark brought it back this Holiday season. These Fair Trade Certified soaps are made with cocoa butter, shea butter & white tea extract. They leave skin soft, clean & comforted and leave skin smelling like a blend of white tea & jasmine.
  7. White Vetiver Fragrance Collection $34 ~ Includes a fragrance mist, body lotion & shower gel! White Vetiver features woody & floral notes.
  8. Bling On the Brushes Mini Brush Set $16 ~ Every professional brush you need in a mini! Includes an eyeshadow brush, an eyeliner brush, a concealer brush, a lip brush and a powder brush all packed up in an adorable metallic silver case. Perfect for Holiday traveling or touching up your makeup at all the Holiday parties you'll be attending this season! Also perfect for teens just starting to experiment with makeup, all the brushes they will ever need without breaking the bank.
  9. Power of Change Necklace $28 ~ Support mark.'s m.powerment cause by picking up this beautiful necklace. 100% of net proceeds go towards breaking the cycle of dating abuse & partner violence.
  10. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers $7 ~ These Holiday Limited Edition Nail Lacquers in Sure Fire & Meltdown are the perfect metallic color for any mani or pedi this season! I love that mark. has mini nail polishes! You get 2 colors for the price of 1 full sized polish...who ever finishes a full bottle of polish anyway??
Pick up any of these items at http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
Make sure you REGISTER on the top right corner before shopping!
Use Code: MARKFS30 for FREE SHIPPING on orders OVER $30.
Use Code: WELCOME for FREE SHIPPING on orders UNDER $30.

all photos courtesy of mark.
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Closet Confessions: 30 Day Shoe Challenge DAY 14

Day 14: mark. High Stepping Boots
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I am so happy to finally be able to wear mark.'s first (hopefully first of many) boots!!!!! AHHH I love them!!!! I've had them for about 2 months but its just been too hot to break them out (but believe me that didn't stop me from wearing them around the house). Over the Knee faux leather boots in the perfect taupey color, not too high of a heel with the option of wearing them up or folding them down. I have been in search for the perfect over the knee boots for well over a year and I can never find ones that look good on me. I have dancer legs and thicker thighs and calves so I have trouble finding boots that fit but these are a perfect fit. I even have room around the opening which I think makes them look even better!!

You can pick these babies up for only $70! @ http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
**UPDATE THESE BOOTS ARE ONSALE LIMITED QUANTITIES ONLY FOR $49.99**
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Rumor is that Ashley Greene loved these boots so much that after a photo shoot she wore them right off the set because she loved them so much!
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I knew I wanted to wear these boots so I kinda put together my outfit around them. I've had this shirt hanging in my closet from Lord & Taylor for about a year with the tags still on. The second I saw it I knew the olive color would pair perfectly with the color of the boots! Plus the lace inserts make it so cool!
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Shirt: Lord & Taylor, Jeans: Gap, Boots: mark., Bag: mark., Jewelry: Express & Forever 21, Ring: mark.
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Check out more of my 30 Day Shoe Challenge Posts!


For more details on these shoes or to purchase them head over to my eBoutique.
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
Don't forget to register on the top right corner before you shop!
International Customers email me! jacquelyngiardina@yahoo.com


FREE SHIPPING Use Code: WELCOME @ Checkout!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Pumpkin Cake!

Livingaftermidnite - Happy Birthday Cake
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Birthday Cake
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!
& cheers to the BEST cake I've EVER EVER made!

I am a Pumpkin flavored fiend...anything pumpkin flavored I can get my hands on in the Fall I love...coffee, pie, bread...when I hear Pumpkin Cake I knew it was for me...
Four Layer Pumpkin Cake!!
The cake was so moist & the icing wasn't too sweet! - Literally most perfect cake ever!

I got the recipe from Kraft.
The only changes I made were that I used Nutmeg instead of Pumpkin Spice because I couldn't find it. I iced the entire cake because I had so much of it. & I used chopped walnuts instead of pecans on top!

Happy Fall Baking!
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Birthday Cake
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Birthday Cake
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Birthday Cake
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Birthday Cake
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Birthday Cake
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Birthday Cake
Livingaftermidnite - Happy Birthday Cake
The only thing better than the cake was kisses from Cali & Bella!

Hot Wired

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OOO yes...I'd like to show you my first (of many!) Halloween themed manis!!! If you haven't heard or seen yet Sally Hansen has released 5 Limited Edition Halloween Themed Nail Strips! I of course rushed out immediately after finding out and picked up all 5 designs. Clearly I plan on rocking Halloween nails until Christmas ((hint hint Sally Hansen ~ there better some Holiday themed styles in the works!!))

This one is called Hot Wired & the barbed wire print is amazing!!! Plus the lime green background is AWESOME! SO SO BEYOND OBSESSED!

Did you pick up any of these Sally Hansen Nail Strips?
or Do you plan on doing some other Halloween themed manicure?
Livingaftermidnite - Hot Wire
Livingaftermidnite - Hot Wire
This is probably the creepiest hand pose ever. I guess its perfect to model my Halloween nails.
Livingaftermidnite - Hot Wire
Livingaftermidnite - Hot Wire

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Monday, October 17, 2011

mark. Makeup Monday: Sky High

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I was having a little fun with blue eyeshadow when I went out to dinner for my birthday with my friends!!! I feel like a lot of people stray away from blue shadow probably because of awful 80s experiences with it but I think as long as you apply it right and blend it well it can look awesome!

This is the second look I've posted using all shadows from mark.'s new Superflip, which is ONLY $20, & contains 9 shadows & a Bronzer/Highlighter! This is the perfect gift for a young teen just starting to experiment with makeup or any girl that likes to have options on the go! This compact is perfect to throw in your bag for touch-ups all day.
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As always all mark. Monday posts are created using only mark. products. You can pick up any of the products I used or any other mark. products @ http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com


  1. Prep skin with Matte Chance Mattifying Lotion & prep skin around eyes with Get Defensive Eye Cream. Apply Primed to Perfection Face Primer to entire face concentrating on your T -zone.
  2. Apply Min-A-Real Foundation to entire face & blend into neck using Foundation Brush. Cover any blemished and under eye circles with Conceal for Real Hook Up Concealer.
  3. Dust Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder on entire face to set foundation. Contour cheeks by applying Bronze Pro to hollows of cheeks and around hair line. Complete with Good Glowing Blush in After Glo on apples of cheeks!
  4. For the eyes, prep lids with white color in Keep It Going Longwear Eyeshadow in Entourage. Apply this cream shadow to entire lid, concentrating on inner corners of eyes. Groom eyebrows!
  5. Apply Fluffy from Superflip to inner corners of eyes over Keep It Going. Apply Sky High to entire lid. Blend Black Tie into crease and outer corners. Line lower lashes with Sky High.
  6. Using a Flat Brush line upper lashes with black color of Keep It Going in Entourage. Line waterline using No Place to Run in Jet Set. Curl lashes and apply 2 coats of Lash All You Want Mascara in Black!
  7. Finish lips with Glow Baby Glow Luxe in Sun Luxe.

Livingaftermidnite - Superflip
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BTW obsessed with mark.s new Pave the Way Bracelet set!! 2 bracelets ONLY $20! Pile on the rhinestones for a night out!!
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For more details on these products or to purchase them head over to my eBoutique.
http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
Don't forget to register on the top right corner before you shop!
International Customers email me! jacquelyngiardina@yahoo.com


FREE SHIPPING Use Code: WELCOME @ Checkout!
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