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This is a private, intimate blog dedicated to one of my passions and hobbies. Cosmetics and Hair! As you can quickly tell I remain very dedicated to the MAC cosmetic line. I have no affiliation to MAC other than as a consumer. All material and posts written here are purely my thoughts and ideas and opinions, unless otherwise explained. If you have any questions of concerns or comments feel free to email me or leave a comment on the individual posts. Also, you want to do a link exchange, drop me a note.Please enjoy your stay. -Stella

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


click here to see more Face of the Days (FOTDs)


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Hi, I just have an announcement to make. I am going to be changing the format of the site. I need to put this space to a much better use as I have been seriously neglecting the site. I just been real busy and have all kinds of things I want to share, but I just don't ahve the time to do updates.

So I decided to change things and make this site mainly a makeup portfolio and resume. The changes will begin to happen this weekend. My personal makeup looks will be transferred to the portfolio section of the site.

I will give more updates as they come.

It's exciting! I am deteremined to start the makeup artisty as a career more seriously.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More Mark Swatches

L-R: Crush, Corset, Espresso, Wink Wink, Gioia

Monday, September 15, 2008

Color Practical

I gave Miss Ramona here a single all over color (Redken Color Fusions 3 parts 5N and 1 part 5GB with 20 vol) and then a solid form haircut. Then I round brush her for smoothness with Redken Satinwear cream

Friday, September 5, 2008

Stelicious Slacking?

OMG! Yes I am....My sincerest apologies. I have so many ideas for posts but just haven't had the time. I promise you my dearest readers I will have a newer posts up this weekend. SO please mark you calenders to come visit Stelicious again soon. Don't give up hope on me.

Monday, August 4, 2008

A Wedding Updo

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Do the CoComotion with me....

It's been awhile, just about 5 months, since I last did a FOTD post. And to be honest what mostly inspired this one was my new hair-do. I chop off length and lighten it with subtle highlights. This was all done at school.



Milani Light Bronzer

Flirt Creme Blush



Jardin Aires on lid

Cocomotion in crease

Maybelline Brown liquid liner

Mac Teddy in waterline


Angel Lipstick

Luminary Lipglass

Friday, July 11, 2008


So this is a little preach give to me in class during hair coloring. And now I am going to pass along this little preach to my readers because I couldn't agree more with what was said. And I had not thought of it this way.

Is is important to take care or your/your client's newly color treated hair. Most clients think that now that they just spent all this cash on getting their hair done that they save on the products they use to take care of their hair afterwards. So they buy drugstore brands. However you will find the next time they come to you for a touchup, they complain that the color faded or washed out. And thats if they even come back to you as they could blame you for the color fading.
But what they don't realize is that they are using the harmful products, even if it is the color treated safe lines found in drugstores. And it is our responsibility as cosmetologists to educate the client that the salon lines and commercials lines have much more differences other than price. I will get into that with another post later.
Another way to think about is: If you buy a silk blouse, do you wash it the same way as you would wash your jeans? NO because you just spent all this money on a new silk blouse. So why wash your new 'expensive' hair with cheap stuff that has 80% water content that does nothing to protect your color?? So it really does make a difference to use professional products made with long lasting color in mind. It's professional for a reason and not just so the companies can charge you more.
So the next time you color your hair, consider the cost of good products as part of the price for the color service.

Here are a few good products that I have tried and still use and have been
recommended by the other hair colorists and my educators.

Color Extend Rich Defender from Redken

Matrix Shade Memory line

P.S. the normal conditioner from Redken Color Extend sucks. It does not moisturize and leaves hair stringy.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Eyeshadow Primers

Too Faced Shadow Insurance 4/5 v. Urban Decay Primer Potion 4/5

I rated them the same however they are both very good but let's be truthful here...there are flaws in these diamonds. UDPP is a bitch to blend but a dream at staying power (i.e. no creasing). Too Faced also lasts pretty good but will crease before the UDPP does and provides a good base for blending

Another thing, UDPP does seem to provide a much smoother surface for the shadow.

Also, Too Faced will get runny. So if you do not give it a good shake before squeezing out the product you will get the 'watery ketchup' like consistency before the good stuff comes out. \
And I won't even go there with the UDPP packaging. We all know the idiocracy that went behind this design.


Friday, July 4, 2008

Roller Sets - Rods and Clips

There are 2 types of metal clips for rollers. There is the typical one that is most seen and used (top clip). Then the lesser known, but much better in my opinion, the clip that has a back loop that allows less pinching of the hair and tucks away neatly inside the roller. Both can be bough at Sally's Beauty. Here you can see how this type of metal clip pinches and sticks out and can disturb the roller next to it in a set.
This one has far less pinching and tucks right in and 'becomes one' with the roller.

Another option that is use is bobby pins, those gigantic ones. I don't car for these as they do not fit well with larger size rollers due to roller thickness.

Then as the rods get smaller the pins get too long.

There are many different types or roller sizes. Below is a view of the smooth magnetic rollers. I prefer these rollers for wet styling. Although there are many types of rollers in addition to sizes.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I-Mark Eyeshadows from Mark by Avon

I am loving these shadows and the prices! Each shadow is $4.00 and the biggest below, seen below is 8 bucks..sweeeeet

My mark custom palette
Top:Tiki, Minx, Victorian Lace, Fairy Dust
Bottom: Vintage Khaki, Java, Luvstruck, Apple Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

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Swatches in same order, top first then bottom all the way across Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008


From left to right:
MAC : Submarine, Gorgeous Gold, Passionate, and Jewel Blue

Swatches donated by SamBerries

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Winner is........

of the Manicure Prize is Samantha of Indiana!!!!!! *applause*

She gets everything in the pics below. She chose her shade but it wasn'tpart ofthe permanent line so I picked the next closes shade which is LemonStand By Your Man. And in the pic there is a ponytail holder attached to it, it was on all of them.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Stelicious Giveaway!!!!!! Ends Noon 06/15

As a secret ploy to get more visitors and subscribers I have come up with a way to suck you in...WITH FREE STUFF! *evil laugh*

Got your attention? Yay! I am holding 2 contests with 2 different prizes for each and anyone can enter both once. Everything included in prizes will be NEW and UNUSED and SEALED as they come. I will handle all shipping costs.

Winners will be contacted via email on Monday June 16th and items will be shipped next day (so it's up to the winners to respond quickly with the mailing address) SORRY U.S. ONLY!!!!

First Giveaway

For every visitor who subscribes to my email feed will be automatically enter into a drawing for the Nails Grab Bag (form locate in side bar on page)

Nail Grab Bag includes: An OPI shade (permanent line) of your choice - Solar Oil cuticle oil - Cuticle Pusher - Seche Vite Top Coat - Pedicure Slippers - File-Soaking Bowl

Second Giveaway

For every visitor who adds my link to their blogsite will be automatically entered into the drawing for their choice of PAUL MITCHELL Super Skinny or REDKIN Anti-Snap.

Just email me at sassygirlbenitez@yahoo.com to let me know the link has been added and what your web address is. Once I verified link, I will add you to the drawing. Please use "Giveaway" as the subject of the email.

(lol) I spelled my web address wrong in the above graphic.

Added: Twinks and Club swatches

Club-right & Twinks-leftClub-bottom & Twinks-top

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Roller Set on Ms Kim

So this was actually for my unit exam on wet-styling. We had to roller set using a curvature wrapping method on sides and top front. And then bricklay in back. And once dried we had to brush and relax and set the 'do

I got 100%! go me. Sonya doing fingerwaves

Marcel Curls

I don't like the front hairline too much, had I not been tired, I would have work it better and did something with the front. Anyhow, this is something I did during Thermal Styling unit back in March. I had learn how to use a Marcel Iron (BabyLiss Ceramic)and was practicing at home on Ms Kim.
I started at the bottom by the nape and took small sections moving upward to create a sprial curl effect.

Hey Readers!

I am now http://www.stelicious.com. Everything should change over in about 2-3 days. I am so excited. I love this little domain name, I think it descibes me perfectly =).

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Stay Tuned.....

OMG! My sincere apologies for neglecting this blog. I love doing this blog. What I won't aplogize for is why I been so busy. I am love cosmetology school and I can't wait to share what I have learned. SO Stay tuned I have some exciting stuff coming.....=)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I know I been MIA but......

I am some exciting news to share with everybody.......I have enrolled in to the cosmetology program at Regency Beauty Institute!!! YAY!So I started on the 24th of March and I am going part-time/20 hours per week. Wisconsin requires 1,800.00 education hours, so school should take me roughly 23 months to complete. I will be attending Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights and Saturday daytime. To chronicle and share things I am learning and give my readers some insight to how my cosmetology program is going, I have created a new catergory called Cosm etology School in this blog.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sanitary Tip

Ever wonder how much of tugging and pulling at your skin will lead to wrinkles? Especially your eyes. Here is my tip at another way to be gentle to your eyes.

Use a powder puff with a strap and gently press under your eye to put on liner and eyeshadows rather than pulling at your skin.


Friday, March 21, 2008

My Thoughts on the Heatherette Color Story from MAC

Soooo. Heatherette is exciting huh? hmmmmmm
Okay so, Heatherette has indeed had me excited for the past month, right after Fafi left me lil disappointed. And for the past week I have been previewing swatches and notice I was becoming less and less enthused. To me, this line is absolutely nothing unique overall. I will throw some exceptions in there, like the patent leather lashes and the dual pencils. But even with the exceptions there are exceptions like the idea of dual pencils are cool but the half the colors suck.

I think what it was for me was the package is so stimulating. The eyeshadow trio packaging is slick even though the colors are super duplicates! I really doubt I will be purchasing anything from this collection now.

side note: I already had Jardin Aires pigment from the Strange Hybrid collection last year and it is a pretty pretty goldish tan color but it is flaky, chunky and has a mega frosty finish. Why re-release this MAC? I still love you though.

Swatches here

Equate Facial Cleansing Towelettes - Review

So I came across the babies very randomly on Makeupalley.com and I took notice because of the high rating and rave reviews of this generic product. And knowing that I am not the best at remembering to -gasp- remove my makeup at night, I decide I WAS going to try these. And I am telling you, I was super excited that I did run right out to Walmart to pick these up. And guess what I love them!

Package info:
I bought the sample 15 count pack for 1.99 but there is a a double 80 count pack (so 160) for 5.79. And you can only get these at Walmart.

Strongly quilted and very moist. I have tried some wipes that are dry, how you suppose to remove makeup with dry wipes. But these have the perfect moistness in my opinion.

Removed my makeup very well without scrubbing my face raw. This is a great thing.

RUN, don't walk to buy these!