Lips

ELF: Lipsticks

December 20, 2013

I own quite a few of ELF lipsticks and I realized that I never mentioned how much I really do like them. They are actual long wearing and moisturizing.
Today I'm rocking Posh!

makeup

MakeUp Look

December 05, 2013

EyeShadow: smokeout and stash from the Urban Decay Vice 2 palette
Foundation: Black Opal (Nutmeg)
Blush: pinched by Nyx
Lipstick: Va Va Violet
Lipliner: Prune by NYX
Mascara: Hello Lashes by IT cosmetics

Nails

Spotlight: Winter Nails

December 04, 2013

Well honey,  whether you like it or not winter is just about here. Are you trying to decide what colors to wear this time of year?  Don't worry, I decided to show you a few gorgeous nail polishes I've been rocking and loving....
-OPI I Snow you love me
-OPI Thanks a Windmilillon 
-OPI Eurso Euro
-Deborah Lippmann superstar
-Orly Charged Up
-Orly liquid vinyl
-Orly sweet peacock
-OPI honk if you love OPI

Lips

loving my LIPSTICK!

December 02, 2013

I'm loving my lipstick color choice for today... Yes... its by Revlon! Revlon lipsticks is getting a lot of my attention lately.

Inglot Cosmetics

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Makeup Deals

November 26, 2013

Who loves a good deal... I DO!

INGLOT Cosmetics will be offering 20% off online.  Also receive a free #77 Gel Eyeliner with any purchase over $80.

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OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS DEBUTS “LITTLE BLACK DRESS” STAINED GLOSS ON BLACK FRIDAY!

'LITTLE BLACK DRESS’ Stained Gloss, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics newest colour innovation, imparts high-impact shine and subtly defines lips with a sheer veil of black pigment. This unexpectedly wearable shade creates the perfect neutral lip colour, that hydrates and softens lips, while maintaining a slick, glossy finish that lasts throughout the day. 

Debuting right in time for Black Friday and continuing through Cyber Monday, all orders $50.00 USD and over will receive complimentary domestic shipping within the contiguous United States. Want more? All orders over $75.00 USD and over will receive a free ‘LITTLE BLACK DRESS’ Stained Gloss (limit one per customer) in addition to complimentary ground shipping. ‘LITTLE BLACK DRESS’ will also be available permanently future forward at OCCMAKEUP.COM.

Product Review: Red Carpet Gel system

November 26, 2013

Ok yall, I finally tried the red carpet professional LED light and product line.
To be very honest it seems like a really nice product line but it is just way too many steps for my comfort... (Rolls Eyes)
1. Prep: First you have to use  the prep which had rates the nail plate for maximum product adhesion.
2. Structure: Next you have to use the base coat gel which bonds the nail plate without any damage securing the color. After that you have to put your nails under the LED light for 30 seconds.
3. Apply nail polish or LED polish
4. Put nails under LED light for 2 minutes .
5. Last but not least you have two white paint your nails with here teens which will make the gel non sticky
Ugh! Too many steps but I must admit I love the outcome. If this polish last 2 weeks or more then it is definitely worth it!

Hair

Quick Beauty Tip: Hair

November 25, 2013

Hey yall... Here is a quick beauty tip I got from one of Oprah's Beauty Advisors... 

If you have Wavy or Curly Hair and a Oval Face: A cut that skims your shoulders plays up curls; a side part enhances cheekbones. 

Dare to Wear 2013

November 24, 2013

Here are a few pictures from my Dare to Wear event on Saturday, November 23rd 2013.

urban decay

Naked 3

November 21, 2013

Woooooough Hoooooough! It's finally available NOW on urbandecay.com.  The much anticipated Naked 3 has 12 never before seen (and insanely beautiful!) rose-hued eyeshadows!!! 

Monochromatic Purple

November 19, 2013

MakeUp look for the day!
Monochromatic: Purple
Lips: Revlon VaVaViolet
Eyeliner: NYX Prune
Eyeshadow: betrayal from urban decay vice palette 2 and bar last from Urban Decay smoked palette.
Blush: Lipstick Queen cream blush

Peel

Give yourself a PEEL!

November 19, 2013

Once a week (10 min before scandal comes on) give yourself a nice refreshing Peel like the philosophy lasting hope moisture mask or the philosophy oxygen Peel.  If you are a woman of a particular mature age then I suggest you use the intense vitamin C radiance peel by Murad. Slather it on and chill while you watch scandal and let the mask do its job. After washing it off your face should look and feel more radiant and bright.

As always I hope this helps!

Contouring

November 13, 2013

Lately a lot of people ask me how can they contour their face? Everyone body wants to do it nowadays thanks to Kim Kardashian. And honey I like to contour my face from time to time So I totally understand.  All face shapes are beautiful and unique in their own right, but artists such as myself, try to give the illusion of a more oval face or more defined bone structure by creating shadows. 
When you start contouring you have to choose an eye shadow, foundation, or bronzer that's about one shade darker than your complexion and grab an angled brush.

Allure explains face shapes the best...

Square: Women with square face shapes have a very prominent jaw. To soften this area, create a shadow by applying a contouring shade along the jawline, then blending upward. You also want to apply the darker hue at the temples.

Round: Rounder face shapes have a youthful appearance. Achieve more definition in your cheek area by brushing a contouring color along the jawline from the ears to the corners of lips. Make sure to blend upward and inward with soft brush strokes. #1,#2

Oblong: To detract from a long face, apply a darker shade of foundation around the chin and hairline. Once your brush is devoid of color, use light, sweeping motions toward the middle of the face to diffuse the shading. #1

When I contour I like to use foundation or creams as it is much softer and easier to blend for a more natural look. 

Well as always I hope this helps! 



The makeup show

The Makeup Show Dates 2014

September 18, 2013

THE MAKEUP SHOW, EXCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE BEAUTY EVENT, ANNOUNCES DALLAS DEBUT AND SETS FORTH TO BRING ANOTHER YEAR FULL OF BEAUTY AND INSPIRATION!

This not-to-be missed show will hit 5 states and bring together top beauty brands, seminars by world-renowned celeb makeup artists, and exclusive beauty product launches at show-only prices.

The Makeup Show, exclusive boutique beauty event, will make Dallas, Texas debut in 2014 and bring another year full of beauty, inspiration and education to four additional states.  All five shows throughout 2014 will bring beauty pros an industry event with appearances from world-renowned celebrity makeup artists, top beauty brands including MAKE UP FOR EVER, NARS, INGLOT Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, Temptu PRO (plus over 75 others!) and exclusive beauty product launches at show-only prices.  Be sure to mark your calendar as the show passes through a state near you!

“We are excited to not only bring The Makeup Show Dallas in 2014, but for another full year of inspiration, beauty, and education in four other states; Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and Orlando.  With Dallas being known as one of the centers of the beauty and salon industry it was a natural choice for our new location. It will not only be a city that will easily welcome our southern artists but our international attendees as well,” states Shelly Taggar, Vice President, The Makeup Show.

The Makeup Show LA

Saturday, March 1, 2014 & Sunday, March 2, 2014 at California Market Center

The Makeup Show NYC

Sunday, May 4, 2014 & Monday, May 5, 2014 at Metropolitan Pavilion

The Makeup Show Chicago

Saturday, June 7, 2014 & Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Bridgeport Art Center

The Makeup Show Dallas – New show for 2014!

Saturday, September 27, 2014 & Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Hyatt RegencyDallas

The Makeup Show Orlando

Saturday, November 15, 2014 & Sunday, November 16, 2014 at The Peabody Hotel

Stay tuned for more show updates and sponsor announcements coming soon.  You can also stay up to date on the hottest show news through an informative blog covering all things beauty at www.themakeupshow.com/the-makeup-show-blog/and sure to connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

About The Makeup Show: 

The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from LA, NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Europe, and Orlando.  Bringing each destination over 75 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional.  Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community.  The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business.  

Essie

Essie: Good to Go

September 15, 2013

Okay so y'all know how much I love Seche Vite but when I found out there was something out even better, I was very curious. I finally ran out of my Seche Vite and was in need of some newness. So I said why not try out the Essie good to go as i heard it was amazing.

I freakin love this stuff it looks much more shinny. It dries faster and my nail polish last longer! I'm impressed! 

(Good to go) top coat contains fast acting drying agents to help set Nails in a flash. I mean flash as in super duper quick!!!  Your nail polish will dry with a protective high gloss, and brilliant shine finish!!!

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body Review & Swatches

September 13, 2013

Y'all know I love talking about newness! Urban Decay is on fire right now! 

Do you remember the Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder? Well they did away with that and came out with a more classier version. Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body ($29) I absolutely love it honey!

It gives off light, sheer shimmer that illuminates like no other. I kinda wish this would have came out during the summer but oh well!  I give this product two well manicured thumbs up!!!

eye shadow

Newness: Vice Palette 2

September 10, 2013

Screaming its here!!!! You’ve been waiting for it and it’s finally here, Urban Decay’s Holiday 2013 collection! Too hot outside to think about holiday? Well I think so too honey, but after seeing the urban decay Vice Palette #2, you’ll get over it.

24 fabulous eyeshadow!  The limited edition vice palette from last year was the number one selling palette in the beauty industry and now this one is even better! It’s available at urbandecay.com now and will shortly launch at Ulta, and Ulta.com


lip liner

Quick Pro Tip!

September 09, 2013

Hey fresh face beauties.. Before applying lip color, fill in your lips with a matching liner to prevent feathering.

If ya ain't know, now ya do!

Fall Newness: OCC

September 01, 2013

Ok, Fresh faced beauties... Fall is approching and with that being said, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics puts modern cabaret performer Calpernia Addams as the face for moderncraft - their Fall 2013 Colour Collection inspired 1920s Berlin.  moderncraft will transport you back to the cabarets of the 1920s with a colour collection that echoes the aesthetic innovation and cultural liberation of Weimar Berlin with a distinctly contemporary execution in vibe and textures.   
 
Moderncraft unveiled on August 27 with six new Lip Tar™ shades and be the first Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics collection to launch with all three finishes: Original Matte, Metallic and Stained Gloss™.  As with all Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar™ they carry unprecedented amounts of pigment and have the longevity of a lipstick.  LIP TAR™: MATTE and LIP TAR™: METALLIC apply with the ease of a lip gloss and dry to a lipstick finish, while STAINED GLOSS™ possesses a long-lasting glossy finish, creating a ‘cellophane' glaze for lips.

Also launching with the moderncraft range are the Fall 2013 Nail Lacquers in six new shades. In addition to being 5-free, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquers are densely pigmented, quick-drying and super long lasting.

Q & A: Lipstick D.I.Y

August 17, 2013

Here is a question from one of my fresh faced beauties...
Q: I love the unique lip colors you wear,  But you make it... How? 
A: well thank you honey! I use eyeshadow (pressed or loose) to create my lip colors.  It's really easy. 
1. Apply lip liner similar to the color you will be wearing.
2. Apply a nude lipstick,  so the eye shadow or loose pigment can have something sticky to adhere to.
3. Pat the eye shadow or loose pigment on your lip using your finger or brush. 
Keep it matte or apply a smooth creamy gloss over it.
 
This is Flash by Urban Decay
 


Nails

Prouduct Review: Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss

August 15, 2013

As you may already know I love some good ol polish. Recently I have tried Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss by CoverGirl. To my surprise I freakin love it. I only needed one coat and it dried pretty fast. It is also very durable it lasted longer than I thought I also like that it's not thin polish. I gI've this polish too fabolous well manicured thumbs up!!!!


Inglot: Pro Discount

August 15, 2013

Don't you love a good discount?  Pro discount!  This info is for all my Professional MUA's...

INGLOT Cosmetics is proud to announce the increase of its PRO member industry professional discount to up to 30%. For the last 5 years INGLOT has been supporting the artistic community with a 20% discount at all free standing boutiques within the USA. As of August 1st INGLOT will be increasing all pro member categories to up to 30% off full retail price.

Join the INGLOT PRO member program at www.inglotusa.com and start shopping with your exciting new Pro discount immediately.  At INGLOT we understand that industry professionals need the best products. Whether makeup artist, model, aesthetician, performer, hairdresser, nail technician or a student preparing to enter the industry.  Looking flawless and using the best products at work is of utmost importance. Let INGLOT help you and your makeup be thebest you can be. 

MAKE UP ARTISTS 30%

AESTHETICIAN 30%

COSMETOLOGIST 30%

PERFORMER 30%

NAIL TECHNICIAN 30%

HAIR DRESSERS 20%

STUDENT OF MAKEUP ARTISTRY 20% 

All INGLOT’s PRO members have exclusive access to the INGLOT Artist Lounge and PRO studio. Located in Chelsea Market New York, the INGLOT Artist lounge radiates beauty inspiration from every corner and offers pro-members an array of services not found under any other roof.  Makeup artists will find themselves immersed in a studio that is sure to become their next beauty haven. The opportunities are endless here for INGLOT pro-members!  Book one of the many complimentary spaces during business hours and gain free access to the entire INGLOT range of products.  Hold your wedding trials and business meetings – free of charge! Or book the photographic studio at an unbeatable discounted rate. In addition to the space, make use of the wide screen television for presentations, complete state of the art sound system, catering facilities for any refreshments you may bring, and all the INGLOT products you could ever want.  So why not meet new clients, entertain old ones, attend a class or even host your own?

Nicole by OPI

August 15, 2013

I have some good news for all of my nail polish lovers... There is some newness comimg out soon!

Nicole by OPI announces 14 new nail lacquers inspired by award-winning superstar Carrie Underwood.  Available in January, this collection features a colorful mosaic of hues ranging from soft pastels to dark sultry shades to playful glitters.  Additionally, the line will include a signature gold textured shade called Carrie’d Away, created exclusively for Carrie.

“This is the first time Nicole by OPI has ever designed a signature shade for one of our celebrity partners!  We are excited to share this news with both music and nail fans – isn’t that everyone?” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. 

“In working closely with Carrie, we came up with 14 nail lacquers that truly encapsulate her soulful spirit and showcase different facets of her personality,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “With shades as American as Apple Pie, you’ll get Carrie’d Away by her Southern Charm!”

Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.  Available at mass retailers, this limited edition promotion will also debut the NEW Nicole logo.  For more information,
 
About Nicole by OPI:
Nicole by OPI offers a salon-quality range of bold, fashion-forward nail lacquers. The brand’s heritage is based in OPI’s well-established foundation of excellence in both color and technology, providing premium products to a broad range of consumers looking for trendsetting nail lacquers.
 
About Carrie Underwood:
Carrie is only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at #1.  She is a six-time GRAMMY® winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
 

Skin

Keep that face nice and smooth!

August 05, 2013

Hello freshface beauties today I'm in the mood to talk about skin care. Moisturizer to be specific.

I have a moisturizer that I am currently loving! Which took a while honey, I've tried organic moisturizing is that's stinky. Ugh! I've tried moisturizes thats too lightweight. I've also tried some that was just too thick!

With that being said I finally found the perfect one for me. It may be the perfect one for you??

It's the Multi-vitamin Nurishing moisturizer by Neutrogena Naturals. This fabulous prouduct replenishes moisture with fortified vitamins B, C, E, & antioxidant Omega bionutrients. It will reduce the look of dullness and roughness. There is no harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens or dyes! 

What is Co-Washing???

July 10, 2013

Okay y'all guess what I have done... I have jumped on the bandwagon of co-washing! I absolutely love it! But wait I'm sure some of you don't even know what that is???
Co-washing is conditioner washing... yup it's just cleansing your hair with conditioner rather than shampoo. This method is perfect for colored, dried damaged, natural, and course hair. I love co-washing because it minimizes color damage, since conditioners don't contain harsh hue-stripping sulfates, and adds the right amount of hydration to strands, cutting down on frizz.

I am currently using Ojon Damage Reverse conditioner to co-wash because I have bleached hair...
This lush, concentrated daily conditioning balm doesn't just sit on the surface. It actually surrounds dry, brittle hair with nourishing lipids including pure Ojon™ oil, nature's golden elixir, Brazilian Buriti Oil and Murumuru Butter. It also helps seal in vital moisture and create the perfect buffer against daily damage. Instantly detangles. 


well as always I hope this helps!!!

Hair

Natural Hair: Defined Curls

July 10, 2013

Due to my hair being bleached, I decided to go natural!  So I had to figure the best way to define my curles without using a texturerizer.

I must have found the right product because everyone wants to know what I use and where they can get it.

Well honey I use.... Eco styler Olive Oil Gel
Eco Styler Olive Oil Hair Gel is a non-flaking, maximum hold styling gel the was specifically developed for African-American hair but is ideal for all hair types as well as synthetic hair! The same incredible hold as the Krystal Hair Gel but with the additional moisturizing properties of 100% pure olive oil. This hair styling gel offers maximum hold, deep conditions, adds radiant shine, incredible body and volume, and is water based as opposed to alcohol based, which provides moisture to maintain healthy hair.

urban decay

What's New: Urban Decay Fall 2013

July 09, 2013

Hey fresh faced beauties guess what's new with Urban Decay for FALL...

As you already know Urban Decay eyeshadows are on point!!! Well now they are focused on lips. Revolution Lipstick combines intense pigment and creamy shine for a formula that’s unbelievably luxe. To tie in with their new lipstick, they’re relaunching the popular 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil with a completely revamped shade range – including 15 NEW shades.

There’s plenty more to look forward to, Naked Pressed Powders, Brow Boxes and full-size nail for the first time in YEARS! Dive in to the new fall collection, available today 7/9 on urbandecay.com!

P.S. The lipstick I have my eyes on currently is BANG! Me like!
 

color

In the mood for ORANGE...

July 08, 2013

This morning I woke up in the mood for orange honey!!! With that being said I went and put on my Mandrin Smashbox lipstick and painted my nails neon hot orange!

All of my orange made me feel super happy today which made me research how colors can affect your mood. 

So fresh-faced beauties this is what I found 

The Color Psychology of Orange

Orange is acombination of yellow and red and is considered an energetic color.Orange calls to mind feelings ofexcitement, enthusiasm, and warmth.Orange is often used todraw attention. 

 Blue is actually my favorite color so I'm definitely going to check out with that mean.  To check out what other colors mean go to this link http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/a/colorpsych.htm



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