Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty Fans...I have somthing to tell yooooou

December 27, 2011

Love Hello Kitty? Love Noir cosmetics? Well honey are you sitting down because I'm about to tell you that Sephora has an amazing Hello Kitty beauty line. If you fell out, then sorry for that but I told ya to sit down lol!
Thank God Sephora is pretty much everywhere because the amazing Hello Kitty beauty line is exclusive to them.
The Hello Kitty beauty line ha
s just about everything from nail polish to brush sets.Because its Hello Kitty everything looks super cute!!
A have my eye on a few new items. One of them is the Shimmering Powder and Eyeshadow Palette. Looks like a nice pallet and since it Noir cosmetics I'm sure its pigmented well.
Another new Item that I really want is the Noir 5-Piece Brush Set - Black

Lastly anther Item that looks like a must have is the Hello Kitty Intense Perfume.
This perfume is described to have rich floral accords and a wink of warm vanilla. Oh and a little hint of musk is present in the base notes...Smells I mean sounds lovely!


This post is dedicated to my sister Sweetz, whom LOVES Hello Kitty, and if ya love Hello Kitty then yeah this was for you to honey! The pic below is her and I.
Sweetz is on the right btw.

Inglot Cosmetics

INGLOT extends Lipstick collection with 5 new shades

December 23, 2011

With the New Year approaching, and it looks like Inglot wants you to revamp your look with INGLOTS new lip-popping colors now offered in 5 new shades. With their unique formulation and special ingredients of vitamin E and apricot kernel oil, your lips are guaranteed to feel moisturized and protected. The formulation also allows for an easy and long lasting application, and will notleave your lips feeling sticky. Want to know more about Inglot...Go to YouTube! There are tons of make up artist who are raving about Inglot. Inglot eye shadows are giving Mac and Make Up forever something to get frantic about. So far there are Inglot Boutiques in NYC, Las Vegas, Miami, Newport Beach and New Jersey.....Ugh when will it be one in Washington D.C????? Oh well, I will just order online.
Here is a Video from one of my favorite You Tube MakeUp Gurus
breaking down why INGLOT is awesome!


A lil information about INGLOT from INGLOT: INGLOT Company was established over 25 years ago by Wojtek Inglot, a young chemist working at thattime in R&D department in a pharmaceutical company. His principal objective was to produce high quality products at fair and reasonable prices, using only the best possible ingredients and raw materials from the most reputable suppliers. Wojtek Inglotis still directly involved in the formulation and design process of all new Inglot products. All Inglot cosmetics are produced within the European Union and 95% of them are manufactured in our own state of art production facilities. We work with make-up artists and colour consultants to bring the latest trends in colour, texture and form to the market. We are constantly developing new products and have just launched the world’s first ever Breathable Nail Enamel ensuring better health care for nails whilst enhancing their beauty. Our unique Freedom System allows customers to experiment with countless shades and colour combinations of different face products, giving them the opportunity to create their own customized colour palette. We are present in 280 retail locations worldwide.
Well if ya aint know, Now ya do....

VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul

Vh1 True Beauty: Jennifer Hudson

December 20, 2011

Vh1 aired there stunning annual show, Vh1 Divas Celebrate Soul last nigh and Honey, Honey....Jennifer Hudson did her thang last night. She looked stunning from head to toe. She gave good hair and makeup along with 4 different looks.


Jennifer Hudson is posed with Jessie J who also gave
good hair and make up...Looked gorgeous!
This is her Red Carpet look for the Vh1 Celebrates Diva Soul

Missed Jennifer Hudson performance, or just want to see it again?

Well here it is "Night of your Life"

eye shadow

Neutral eyeshadow: My favorite #3

December 14, 2011

This is for all beauties who like to keep it simple and neutral. I'm about to tell ya what I believe to be the best neutral eyeshadow palettes out there.
First I'm going to start of with Urban Decay Naked.
This palette is loved by many including ME! Its pretty pricey as it sells for $48, however it remains to be Urban Decay's best seller!
The next Neutral pallet called Nude on Nude is only $25, and it even comes with 10 lip colors. This is by NYX one of my favs!!!
Lastly here is another fav that I just started using in the beginning of last summer. This is the 28 Color Neutral palette from BH Cosmetics. Its only $18...sweet deal and the colors are not powdery the are pretty pigmented if ya ask me! I LIKE!
Well I hope this helps ya, Please comment below if you have a neutral palette you would like to tell me about!

Acne

Did you know???

December 12, 2011

Do you have a pimple or two? Well don't worry jus dab some toothpaste on it....YES, I said toothpaste!

Toothpaste does wonders for your acne because it kills germs meant for teeth. When u put toothpaste on a pimple it drys it out and kills the germs.

Apply the toothpaste on your zit, for 15-20 minutes and wash it off. Or you can leave it on overnight, let a small piece of tissue cover the area you applied toothpaste too before going to sleep. Leaving the toothpaste on overnight seems to be most effective.

Well if ya ain't know, now ya do! As always I good this helps you!

Nails

5 Must have nail colors for winter

December 05, 2011

Sad to say but summer is gone honey, so hold off on the neon pink and lime green and get ready for some reds, greys and more. Check my list of must have colors for the winter....


1. First I'll start off with Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in I Love U Cherry Much, $8. You can grab it at http://www.target.com/

2. Topshop Make-Up Nails in Fallen Leaf, $12

3. Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Stormy Weather, $16. www.deborahlippmann.com
4. Chanel Nail Color in Quartz, $25. www.chanel.com


5. OPI nail polish in Lincoln park

Well as always I hope this helps....

BLUSH baby: 4 must have blush

December 02, 2011

If you are a frequent reader of my beauty blog, then you know how I feel about blush.....its a MUST!!!! Blush always gives a gorgeous look. So I'm about to tell ya what I believe to be #4 must have blush.NARS has some great blush colors! Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, NARS Blush provides a healthy glow to flatter any skintone. Oh and I cant forget to mention NARS Blush is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.

NYX is a favorite of mine. Its less expensive and does the job. NYX pressed powder blush delivers sheer, silky color that glides on, blends beautifully and creates a natural glow. The formula is richly-pigmented and lasts for hours.
When I first begin to be interested in blush, I went straight to Macy and got me some blush by Lancome. To my surprise Lancome did not disappoint...I love it. Color stays true for hours and never looks dry or dull, thanks to moisture-balancing ingredients that keep skin feeling completely comfortable. Oil-free and oil-absorbing.
Avon has what the call smooth mineral blush and I am a fan! It goes on silky and smooth leaving a pretty glow. Its light and highly pigmented. Avon has done good in the blush department if ya ask me!

Well there ya have it, my 4 favorite blush. As always, I hope this helps!

The makeup show

The MakeUp Show: Discounts and specials

November 30, 2011

This is for the Make-Up addicts and Pro MUA's...If you are not in New York, then honey you better get there because.....
THE MAKEUP SHOW HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP GIVES AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE DISCOUNTS AND SPECIALS TO BE FOUND THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!

Shop steep discounts of 20 – 40% off at Stila Cosmetics, MAKE UP FOR EVER, ObsessiveCompulsive Cosmetics and over 40 more top beauty and accessory brands…just intime for the holidays!


NEW YORK, NY (November 2011) - The Makeup Show Holiday Pop-Up Shop is excited toannounce beauty product discounts and specials found only on December 2nd and 3rd. You will not want to miss the opportunity to shop at over 40 top beauty and accessory brands asthey will be offering steep discounts ranging from 20 – 40% off. A few of the specials you can find, include:

Armour Beauty- Lip gloss in the shade Grace, a brilliant magenta with blue shimmer. Normally $21. Will be on sale at the Pop-Up Shop for $15.
Mario Badescu Skin Care- The 8 oz bottle of Enzyme Cleansing Gel is normally priced at $12 but will be $9 at the Pop-Up Shop.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - "Best Of Lip Tar" set, which includes their Top 5 best sellers, Anime (Neon Pink), Grandma (Classic Coral), Memento (Pink/Plum), Hush (Pale Pink) & NSFW (True Red), along with our #010 Precision Lip Brush, a retail value of $83.00 USD for only $49.50. And don’t forget to stop by Kett to get color-matched by a Kett Artist and to obtain access to the products used by professional makeup artists, film studios and television networks.



Additional discounts and specials will be offered by brands including Kevyn Aucoin, Stila Cosmetics, Crown Brush, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Dermalogica, MAKEUP FOR EVER, Temptu, Nail Fraud, KnockOut Cosmetics, among nearly 40 others!

The Makeup Show Holiday Pop-UpShop is held on Friday, December 2, 2011 from 5pm to 10pm and on December 3, 2011 from 10am to 6pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18thStreet, 4th Floor, NYC 10011. Tickets are $20 each day, and can be purchased here.

About The Makeup Show - The Makeup Show is the largestpro-only event which travels internationally stopping in multiple locationsthroughout the United States and in Europe. Bringing each destination a unique convergence of artists and community,where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that willinspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers anunparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionalsand focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for themakeup professional to network directly from the best in the business. For more information on The Makeup Show,visit www.themakeupshow.com.

About Metropolitan Pavilion - TheMakeup Show is produced by Metropolitan Pavilion Events & Productions. Fromthe Chocolate Show and Lingerie Americas, Metropolitan Pavilion has emerged asone of New York’s top event spaces. Witha combination of unbridled flexibility and style, Metropolitan Pavilion isunrivaled as one of the city’s most versatile and reliable event spaces forgala benefits, corporate dinners, fashion shows, cocktail receptions, privatewine tastings, product launches, art shows and media events. For more information, please visit www.metropolitanevents.com.
Well as always I hope this helps

Men

This one is for the FELLAS: Nail Varnishes

November 28, 2011



If you thought my beauty blog was JUST for women then honey think again lol!


CELEBRITY GROOMER MARCO BERARDINI LAUNCHES REBEL NAIL PAINTS & NAIL VARNISHES, FORMULATED WITH MEN IN MIND ...


NAIL VARNISHES,FOR A FLAWLESS MAN-ICURE


EVOLUTIONMAN introduces a sophisticated product that will provide men with an essential step to grooming...the MAN-icure. Men can now reap the benefits of a more resilient natural looking nail with a product that promises to strengthen weak, bitten, or brittle nails. Not only innovative in its palette, but also in formulation, these paints are toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate free. Nail Varnishes are guaranteed to protect men’s nails from environmental damage, while providing a polished MAN-icure any guy is sure to love.


Pure Matte – From the nail chewer to the guy looking for a natural manicure, this nail varnish is formulated as a matte-finish nail protector for men. For the adventurous man, Pure Matte can be used to instantly transform your favorite nail paint from a glossy to matte finish when applied on top. It dries quickly, penetrating all layers of nail paint, retaining its matte finish.


Pure Bling- From the nail chewer to the guy looking for a buffed manicure, Pure Bling is a quick-drying satin-finish base or top coat that helps strengthen weak, bitten, or brittle nails. It promotes healthy nail development by building layers of protection. This varnish is formulated to add longevity and satin shine to any nail paint when used as a top coat. Pure Bling is enriched with nail protein, contains calcium and vitamins C and E.


Well Fellas if ya aint know, now ya do!! EVOLUTIONMAN Nail Varnishes (SRP: $14) are now online at evolution-man.com.

Nails

Quick Beauty Tip

November 21, 2011




Sometimes we don't always have the luxuries or time to get our nails done professionally. So this quick beauty is to inform you on a fast way to get your nails dry when we are doing them at home. Who has time to keep blowing them to only get smudged nails as a end result.

It's pretty easy and simple, after painting your nails submerge your fingers in a bowl with cold water with ice cubes. Keep them in for as long as you can stand. After that you should have little or NO time left for your nails to dry.

Well as always, I hope this helps!

Hair

The ultimate hair styling tools

November 18, 2011

Its time for your flat iron to get upgraded honey...When you are in a rush and want your hair to be silky smooth you need something that's going to get the job done. So if you ask me you need the BEST flat iron, the Karmin 3G Salon Pro Professional Pure Toumaline Ceramic Flat Iron. This flat iron is so easy to use because of its tangle free swivel cord and temperature setting for all hair types. I can achieve the best curls, flip and straight hair with this awesome flat iron.

Here is where you can get this flat iron...




Ok ladies here is another great styling tool...Believe it or not curling your hair just got even better...How you ask? Well I found a hair curling iron that is simply flawless. The Karmin Salon Pro clipless Tourmaline curling Iron allows you to create natural looking curls and waves with ease and gets it done with hardly no time. What I love is the ceramic and tourmaline technology that leave hair smooth, shiny, and full of fabulousness...YES fabulousness is a word lol!

Well hope this helps you if you were looking for a great curling iron, you can get it here


Did you Know?

Did you KNOW?

November 07, 2011



Mmmmmnnn I love me some GRAPES!! The are nice and juicy and can be a really nice treat served cold in the summer...but wait this is a beauty blog so let me stick to the topic....


Grapes, found in abundance in Italy, contain resveratrol in their skin. The disease-fighting benefits of resveratrol are vast, but when used topically, it can also do wonders for your skin. Crush up grapes to make a skin-rejuvenating scrub. The grapes help to pull out toxins in the skin while the seeds scrub away dry, dull skin. It’s a quick way to help your skin glow

Inglot Cosmetics

INGLOT LAUNCHES NEW COLLECTION

November 04, 2011

One of the purposes of my beauty blog is to introduce you to great/new cosmetics. I love M.A.C. but there are other cosmetics that are better or just as good. With that being said....honey you need to try INGLOT. Inglot cosmetics are highly pigmented and simply amazing. This Month Inglot is giving us more to smile about.

INGLOT LAUNCHES NEW COLLECTION WITH WITH POPS OF COPPER, GINGER AND GOLD!







Collection Includes:




· Liquid Eyeliner in metallic copper with a precision felt tip brush. #19, $11.00




· Sleeks Lip Gloss in two new shades, both with a high dose of shine and nonstick formula. #27 and #28, $10.00




· Lipstick offered in two new shades of the pearl formula with modern frost texture. #276 and #277, $12.00




· Pearl Freedom System Eyeshadows #607P, #605P, #606P, $5.00




· Double Sparkle Freedom System Eyeshadows #609DS, #608DS, $5.00 Availability: November 2011. InglotUSA.com, INGLOT stores INGLOT Store L

Nails

Nicki Minaj teams up with OPI

November 02, 2011



All of Nikki Minaj fans aka Barbz as she call them will soon have gorgeous nails just like her. How you ask????? Well Nicki Minaj teams up with OPI . The colors are so freaking pretty with Minaj themed names such as, “Super Bass Shatter”, "Fly", “Metallic 4 Life” & of course, “Pink Friday” ...just to name a few. Stay on the look out, available for purchase in 2012!

legs

High Performance Shaving (Prouduct Reiview)

October 31, 2011

Ok ladies...I found it!!!! I found the best shaver out there! Its the NEW Schick Quatro for Women, Trim Style.
This shaver has four ultra thin blades for a shave that's super smooth and with simple flip of the handle there is a waterproof, battery-powered trimmer that safe for the shower! It has adjustable combs that gently guides the hair toward the trimmer blade to achieve desired hair. It even has a on/off activation button. Honey its time to throw away your old shavers and get with the NEW trim style. I love it!!!
I'm sure you are wondering what I use to shave with...I use to lather up soup on my legs and then shave with that but not anymore! Next time try Skintimate Signature Scents in Flirty Mango, a refreshing shave gel enriched with the succulent scent of fresh mango. With With rich, hydrating ingredients such as olive butter, Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5, a little wink of foam turns into a rich lather that protects against nicks and cuts, and will leave skin soft, touchable and ready for their curtain call.


Well if you aint know, now ya do!

lip liner

What's on your lip?

October 24, 2011

Well first let me start off by saying what I Belive to be a definite rule in the world of beauty....YOUR LIPS SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE SOMTHING ON THEM!

Why?? Some say eyes is the immediate attention getter, but honey lips can be too! We all know dry crusty lips is NOT attractive! LOL!

If you are not into color or glossy lips then plain lips is fine but just at least keep them moisterized with caremax, chapstick, Vasaline or somthing of that kind.

Ok, yall I've already told you what you need for moisterized plain lips, so here is what you might want to go out and get of you want to step your lip game up....Lip pencils, lip stick or/and lip gloss. In my opinion you don't need a lip brush if you are just applying it on your self.

As for me I'm a lipstick type of girl. Lipstick comes in.......
-Matte
-Cream
-Sheer
-Metallic
-Iridescent

As for clear lipgloss, its simple and very effective. Clear Lipgloss should be a must have for your personal make-up bag! Clear Lipgloss can be worn over Matte lipstick for that added glossy look.

Lip pencils or lip liners as some may call them can be used to define or create the structure of your lips. For those who want to achieve a pouted lip can create one with a liner going slightly out side of your lips. Want smaller lips go slightly inside. If done right a lip liner can be very useful.

Well, as always I hope this helps! Wanna know my favorite cosmetics brands for lips? Stay tuned....

P.S. Yup, that's Meeeeee! Rocking one of my favorite lipstick

Traditional Beauty Secrets made Modern

October 21, 2011

Guess what yall, I found a moisterizer that would make your face wanna scream Wooooooough hooooough!

Aristocrats from Asian countries have used finely crushed pearls as an anti-aging secret for thousands of years. With trace elements of amino acids and proteins that are indispensible to the human body, the pearl-like capsules promote an overall healthier complexion. The Ballet Pearl Cream from Solstice Medicine Company uses precious Tai Lake pearl powder combined with the highest quality moisturizers and natural essences. With each use, the skin’s epidermal cells absorb the cream, leaving you with a delicate and satiny smooth appearance. Dark sunspots are removed, pores are reduced, and wrinkles are diminished. Ballet Brand Pearl Cream will leave your skin with a natural, healthy glow.

http://www.solsticemed.com/



Did you Know?

Did you KNOW?

October 17, 2011



Believe it or not but Macadamia Nut Oil can be used to moisturize your scalp...


Macadamia nuts are high in palmitoleic acid, a naturally occurring fat found in your skin. When rubbed into the scalp, macadamia nut oil gives your scalp the moisture it needs. Available in health food stores.


Well if ya aint know, NOW ya do! Hope this helps!

Did you Know?

Did you KNOW?

October 10, 2011

Do you know the wonderful beauty benefits of Noni Juice?


Noni juice has powerful anti-aging properties to make you look and feel younger. Now that already is a PLUS in my book! Collected from noni fruit that is left to rot and ferment, the juice helps to lower inflammation and boost immunity. It’s now taken for medicinal purposes and is available as a supplement or juice in health food stores.


So if you aint know....Now ya do!! As always I hope this helps!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It's time to think PINK!

October 05, 2011

As you already know this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and here is another company supporting it.....

First let me start off by saying honey I love Sonia Kashuk brushes! She now has the Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Five-Piece Purse Brush Set...

Housed in a cool silver clutch, these five mini brushes--powder/blush, crease, foundation/concealer, eyeshadow and bent eyeliner--are all you need to get fabulous on the go. Best of all, 15% of the purchase price of this set benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
http://soniakashuk.com/


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Time to think PINK with Estée Lauder

October 05, 2011

Ok Ladies, Its October and Im still thinking PINK! So here is another company supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month......

Estée Lauder is selling an adorable "Elizabeth Hurley Ribbon Collection" Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Lavish Pink, plus a Pink Clutch. PINK RIBBON COLLECTION. Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the suggested retail price of its Pink Ribbon Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information about BCRF visit http://www.bcrfcure.org/ .

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Time to think PINK!

October 03, 2011




Yes Ladies, it's October so that means its time to think PINK! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!


I am beyond proud to say my MOTHER is a breast cancer survivor! My heart & prayers goes out to those who have lost loved ones due to breast cancer. So all month I will be featuring Beauty Products supporting breast cancer awareness! Starting with the Lip Plumper....




The founder of E! Entertainment TV has launched a new
professional Make-Up line called "THE LOOK PRO".


As a part of the "Real Women Wear Pink" campaign, THELOOKSTORE.com will donate $1.00 from the sale of every lip plumper sold during the month of October 2011 to "Foundation of Living Beauty" Achieve pout plumping benefits and enhance your lips to kissable fullness while donation to a good cause! http://thelookstore.com/

Beauty Talk

Beauty Talk with Moni

September 29, 2011

Karmen Pedaru is a rocker chick in “The Clash” featured in Interview August 2011 photographed by Fabien Baron. -Taylor. This is why I emm effin love Make- Up!! Karmen's deep gorgeous lips and eyes completes the editorial...LOVE IT!

I don't expect your clothes to be as dramatic but this is definitely a dare to ware...sometimes step out your comfort zone and change it up with a bold gorgeous look....WHY NOT??? :-)







Mineral

Mineral make-up

September 26, 2011






Let's get into the nitty gritty of MINERAL make-up. I'm pretty sure you wanna know why lots of women are flocking to stores to buy it.




The reason why mineral make-up is a hot topic in the beauty world is mainly because it does not contain the emollient oils and waxes, fragrance, and preservative ingredients found in conventional make-up. Another advantage is that most mineral make-up is preservative and fragrance free, which means less irritation to the face.



If you are all into being green then wait just a second before start running to the make-up counter. Make sure you read the labels because if the label reads "mineral-enriched" or if the formulation is liquid or mousse; these products may contain ingredients such as paraben preservatives or dimethicone added for a smooth texture. Nonpowders might also contain moisturizers, antioxidant vitamins, or other ingredients that your skin can use, so it's up to you to weigh the benefits against your needs.



What I keep hearing is that mineral foundation can clear Up acne. However my research says otherwise, a article on Web MD states "it's unlikely that mineral makeup will clear up pimples, which can be caused by many factors, including hormonal fluctuations. The anti-irritating ingredients in it, such as zinc, can be soothing to inflammation, but it's not likely a cure-all, she adds." So basically it will not clear acne up, but it wont make it worse either.



Well so far that's all I have to say about Mineral Make-Up....check my blog later I'll have more to say lol

Brushes

How to clean ur cosmetic brushes

August 26, 2011




Q: Moni, how do I clean my makeup brushes???


As you already know, anything you use on your face should be clean. If you are constantly having breakouts, unclean brushes may be the cause??? So I'm gonna give you few tips on how to clean your brushes.


A: Olive Oil is great when it come to removing make-up from your brushes. So gently stroke each brush with a little olive oil, while massaging the tips with your fingers. Then you can take some Johnsons & Johnsons Baby wash (Gentle Treatment) to cleanse them. Make sure you keep your brushed in a downward position so the water and suz wont effect the brush adhesive holding it together.


If all the above is too much work then honey just get you some good ol brush cleaner. I love M.A.C. brush cleanser its reallly effective!




You can also find some good cosmetic brush cleaner at Sephora or Ulta


Well as always I hope this helps!

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