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R. Glamour Chick: Maryn and Her Top Five Hair Product Picks...

Sunday, November 30, 2008

When I needed a "hairdressa", she came through. In the summer of 2002, my line sister Jocelyn was getting married and I was instructed to "get my hair done". I was wearing a very unruly yet sexy fro that my current boyfriend loved and adored and so did I. But, Jocey wanted me to be a bit more polished as a bridesmaid. So, for her, I asked her cousin Maryn, who is licensed cosmetologist ,about to come to the WU in the fall, to do my hair.

She took my fro, braided it down , and stitched in one the prettiest curly weave dos' I have ever rocked. Everyone loved it, including the bride. Maryn is definitely one out of two people I trust in my! She also gave me my one and only micro-braids, that were the best thing smoking! Too bad I can't sit for long periods of time to get my hair braided.

Now, my soror Maryn, is still doing her thang and I recently caught up with her to asked her her top 5 hair products...I knew she wouldn't let me down! She says:

Mizani Oil Sheen ("not heavy and great shine")

Keracare Silk Sheen ("great sheen and silk agents")

Keracare Humecto conditioner ( "smells great and softens hair")

Ellen Lavar Thermal Iron spray ( "light and protects against heat")

Keracare Hydrating Shampoo ( "smells great and leaves hair tangle free")
Now I got a new hair wish and shopping list!!

RG Project... Nine Days of L'Oreal H.I.P...Sassy...Day 7

Hi cuzins...just got home from church and wanted to share this L'oreal H.I.P. e/s update. This actually been fun, trying these e/s' that I have that and 80% of them have been awesome. This one is very awesome... L'Oreal H.I.P. e/s in Sassy....

I have an Iman e/s that is the same color, that I love, as the pewter side and the dark teal is so pretty in the crease and the corner of the eye.... thumbs up for Sassy!

Random Girl Crush Thought...Michelle Obama...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Was Michelle FLAWLESS OR WHAT!? Discuss...



RG Project...Nine Days of L'Oreal H.I.P...Foxy....Day 6

Today,I did L'Oreal H.I.P. e/s in Foxy. It's a great day look e/s duo. I had to run a couple of errands with the boys and take them to one of their favorite places...Dollar Tree.:) The light pink shimmer side reminds me of something I own from M.A.C. a long time( like 2000) ago. I know divas can tell what it is! lol! The matte brown is actually a great contrast to the pink, combining the two.
I need a upper lip wax...

L'Oreal H.I.P. e/s in Foxy

RG Project...Nine Days of L'Oreal H.I.P....Saucy...Day 5

This is the Thanksgiving Day look...L'Oreal H.I.P. in Saucy. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE...whew!!....LOVE LOVE LOVE this one. This a jewel that was sitting in my e/s drawer waiting to be the star!!lol! The copper colored side is crazy intense and the dark golden pewter side is dark and smoky. Winner,winner,chicken dinner!!

L'Oreal H.I.P. e/s in Saucy

RG Project...Nine Days Of L'Oreal H.I.P...Euphoric...Day 4

Hi All!! The day after Thanksgiving I used H.I.P.'s Euphoric...a matte purple and a purple-grey shimmer. I have to say that I love this one...the matte purple is gorgeous and deserves to be on its own!....
L'Oreal H.I.P. e/s in Euphoric


RG Project: Nine Days of L'Oreal H.I.P...Cheeky...Day 3

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We are on day three of the RG Project:L'Oreal H.I.P. shadows....And I hit a winner in my collection. Cheeky is a vibrant pink with a muted blackish pink dark side. Love it!!! It went on with a alot more intensity. Maybe because it one of H.I.P's "Concentrated Shadow Duo".

My eyes look crazy huge in this picture! lol! The picture does the shadows no justice at all.

Check this youtube out from Ateyaaa...she does all of the metallic H.I.P shadows in different videos...this one is Platinum e/s...I must have it!!


Review:Cantu Shea Butter Relaxer...

Beauty Supply Store Mini Haul+Essie Pama...

Ask me how I ended up going to the BSS...I have no idea. It's across the street from CVS and I couldn't get CVS to pick up the phone, so I took myself over there and then I cruised on across the street to the BSS. We got two BSS' down here in these parts but this one got way better selection.

I bee-lined it to the Ruby Kisses display and pick up n/p in Magenta( which I already had, now I got two...), Blue Pearl,and Powder Blue.
I needed a new black eyeliner pencil, and the cheap ones are always the best! I got Nicka K black e/l and a lipliner in Wild Cherry that looks like MAC Chesnut. Also I pick up this lavender e/s pencil, to try in my waterline...

Also, this four fabulous lip colors for a 1.00 a piece. Colors are Nicka K in Pecan Brown,Calypso Coral,Azalea Pink, and Sienna...
Here's some swatches of the lipsticks...

Then, this morning, this arrived in my mailbox. I had signed up for a free Essie Nail Lacquer in Pama on the Pama Pomegranate Liqueur website couple of weeks ago. And here it is! I think I might do it tomorrow for Thanksgiving!!

RG Project...Nine Days of L'Oreal H.I.P...Flashy...Day 2

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Today, I used the H.I.P. e/s duo Flashy. Love the green shade, hate that yellow matte shade that paired with it. It's senseless. The yellow shade barely shows up and I bet worked that brush for a hot minute on my brow bone trying get some intensity. I bet MAC Vanilla piggie would killed it with this green, but I'm only using the shades in the duo on my eyes and a couple coats of mascara.

L'Oreal H.I.P e/s in Flashy

Stores Closing?...

My Mom sent me this "forward or FW:FW:FW...." and I thought it was!

"I wanted to give everyone a heads up that if you tend to give gift cards around the holidays, you need to be careful that the cards will not be honored after the holidays.

Stores that are planning to close after Christmas are still selling the cards through the holidays even though the cards will be worthless January 1.

There is no law preventing them from doing this. On the contrary, it is referred to as 'Bankruptcy Planning)."

> Below is a partial list of stores that you need to be cautious about.

> Circuit City (filed Chapter 11)

>Ann Taylor 117 stores nationwide closing (What? Not the untouchable AT?, I got some stories about working there...)

>Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, and Catherine's to close 150 stores nationwide ( Love me some FB,RIP)

>Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January

>Cache will close all stores( I bet they cleared that one Southpark Mall out already!)

>Talbots closing down specialty stores

>J. Jill closing all stores (owned by Talbots) (I can believe that one...snore...)

>Pacific Sunwear (also owned by Talbots)

>GAP closing 85 stores ( They always closing some stores, then open back up again...)

>Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January

> Wickes Furniture closing down

>Levitz closing down remaining stores

> Bombay closing remaining stores

> Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January

> Whitehall closing all stores

> Piercing Pagoda closing all stores

> Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.

> Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ ( New Brunswick )

> Macys to close 9 stores after January

> Linens and Things closing all stores

> Movie Galley Closing all stores

> Pep Boys Closing 33 stores

> Sprint/Nextel closing 133 stores

> JC Penney closing a number of stores after January

> Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.

> Wilson Leather closing down all stores

> Sharper Image closing down all stores( I know some guys that will very heartbroken...including my one of my line sisters.)

> K B Toys closing 356 stores

> Loews to close down some stores

> Dillard's to close some stores


Hustle beautifully II...

Monday, November 24, 2008

RG Project: Nine days of L'Oreal H.I.P....Playful...Day 1

I got a new project...As you can see, I was "Shopping My Stash" again, and came across nine L'Oreal H.I.P. eye shadows that I haven't used or used maybe once. So for the next nine days...I'm going used each duo, each day.
The point...We all got stuff in our stash we don't use including me. Stay tuned!
Today...L'Oreal H.I.P. e/s in Playful...

The stash...stay tuned!

Shopping My Stash:mark. Femme 4 f.o.t.ds and a fresh relaxer...

Friday, November 21, 2008

I needed to start this series...because I've been doing alot of it.."shopping my stash": Going into your own beauty drawers or closet and pulling out things that look new, but they are not, because you already used it once, but got "beauty ADD" and toss it in a drawer. Then, months later, you go into your "stash" because times is hard or you have become a cheap ass, and pull something out and say "I forgot I had this...I must use it!"

Yesterday I pull out my mark. Femme 4 quad. I love the dark colors of the quad but the pigment quality is poor. You layer and layer and never get the intensity of what you see in the palette.I almost put it up for swap on MUA. I'd only used it once maybe twice without the results I wanted.

But I was inspired by a popular makeup YouTuber( I won't say her name). She did two different smokey eyes vids with tons of MAC products, but it didn't look like nothing. She didn't even blend enough to make it smoky. Then, she put on a harsh colored lippie and I was thru with her! I was thinking "Hell, I can do that with the junk I got..."

Here's today with the Femme 4, using the charcoal and purple shades with a little UD Asphyxia blended in...VS Garden Sweet Talk l/g in Wild Berries for the lippie.( Fresh Relaxer...stretched 10 later!)

Yesterday, I did the charcoal with a The Body Shop Shimmer Cube in Silver blended in ...Stila Guava on the lips....
Don't get wrong...MAC is the truth. But other things work, too.Try and see!:)
Have a great weekend!

F.O.T.D.: mark. Flip For It Spring in Milan...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Call it "shopping your stash". Last night I ran up on my mark. Flip For It Spring In Milan while looking thru my makeup.

Outside on my deck...

Inside the house...
I totally forgot how versatile it was and how great the colors are. Especially the lipglosses inside. I layered the dark chocolate(Gelato) and the caramel( Bella) colors to make a very pretty mix. I think I used it once. Now, I want to others mark. has made!!

How Decadent:Tom Ford Japon Noir...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

There are some good things about swapping on Makeup Alley. One of the good things happened to me by the way of a sweet swapper who swapped something of my Rich Hippie Perfume in Bliss for Tom Ford Japon Noir. I didn't even know how it smelled. I research the notes and waited patiently for it arrive. I would have never own this if i hadn't seen it on her swap list on Makeup Alley.

And decadent it is!!

"Blend is first and exclusive collection by Tom Ford, which includes twelve eau de parfums, each of them can be used solely or in combination with other fragrances from the collection. Private Blend Collection was launched in 2007.

The fragrances are available in 50ml and 250ml bottles.

"PRIVATE BLEND is my own scent laboratory: it's where I have the ability to create very special, original fragrances that are unconstrained by the conventions of mainstream scent-making. PRIVATE BLEND is designed with the true fragrance connoisseur n mind." Tom Ford "

She sent me 1oz decant of it. The drydown has a beautiful warm texture to it.

I love it!!

pic and description:

Private Blend: Japon Noir is a new fragrance and it was introduced in 2007.

Review: Prai Creme de Luxe For Night...

I got this great sample of Prai Creme de Luxe for Night Creme in my October My Pink Box and its amazing. I used it, of course, at night after washing my face. Its very satiny and luscious in texture. It went on light and soaked in well. I woke the next morning not greasy and with the softest face. Of course I've squeezed the life out of the o.o7 oz. size of sample. So, I go on the Prai beauty website to see if I can order a full size...Well,

It's 150.00 for a 1oz. size. I literally sat in front of my laptop with my mouth open. But something happened...My heart started to pound like I get when I'm going shopping and I want it!!Goodness.

Think they got a Layway plan like Sears? lol!


Weekend Haul...

Monday, November 17, 2008

My children love dollar stores...Dollar Tree, etc. But, there is one in my town, that's beside a "grocery sto'" that owns the "dollar sto'", that we decided to go to on Saturday. My Great-Aunt Maxine had sent them $2 for Thanksgiving( and myself $18, I put it in my car for gas... ) so they were ready to spend it.

The "Dollar Sto'"( with no name) got WAYYYYY more stuff and WAYYYY more better stuff than Dollar Tree. They even had $1 clothing boxes, where all the clothes in the boxes were dollar.
Got this lovely Aziza Makeup...$1 a piece there.

This interesting chapeau of a hat for a $1. Look like someone hand knitted it. Reminded me to find some crochet and knitting starter stuff. We going to do it , Daynetta.:)

And this pink scarf. I wore this the rest of the day. Well, I tried to. I got hot.:)

Weekend Glamour...

Friday, November 14, 2008

This weekend I'm going a bit of fun playing with my new China Glaze nail colors I got at Sally's the other day. The house is clean, going make the boys some tacos and chill.:)

I got Lubu Heels,Ruby Pumps, and ....I can't remember, but, I'll update!!

Cute Book....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I have to find a new name for my book segment of my blog...."Cute book"...boring.

Anyway check out this cute book Chicago designers and twin sisters Erika and Monika Simmons called Double Stitch:Designs For The Crochet Fashionista.Its about the beautiful fashion craft of crochet...

I wish I could knit and crochet, like my mother, but she won't teach me!!I need pick up a craft and this sounds good.:)


How I Got Caught Up at Victoria's Secret Today...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I can't stand the mall. So, I don't go in there. Why? Well, I worked in various malls, in various stores FOR YEARS, so I know what's in there, who's there, what day EVERYBODYS there, and for what. But, since I was on that side of Spartanburg to day trying to talk Verizon out shutting me down, I decided to go to Westgate. At least I could do some "blog-work", scoping around at new products....

I go into Victoria's Secret and every thing I had in mind about hating the mall went out the window. They have so much new stuff, or either I haven't been in there in a while. I have a serious plot all of these items!!!! How shall I get them? ugh!!! Very Sexy Dare is sooooo sexy. It reminds me of DKNY BE Delicious Night that I want SOOOOOO badly....Here's the notes:

Fragrance type: woody citrus
Top notes: bergamot, blood orange, pineapple juice, tamarind nectar, hazelnut leaf
Middle notes: yellow jasmine, lily, purple freesia, nutmeg, white peony
Low notes: grapefruit wood, sandalwood, musk, tonka bean

Heidi Klum, girl, stop!! Because her new little collection is slamming. This lipgloss called Cupcake is sooo pretty on me and I wanted to get it right then...

Kim and I were just talking about this the other day, VS Dream Angels Wish. It's perfect for me...I can see becoming my signature.:)

These pictures of the Heidi Klum eyeliner and eyeshadow quad do it NO Justice. The shadows are super pigmented and the liner is to die for...
Ya'll see that PayPal button to the on it and help ya cuzin out!!! lol! ( just kidding...)