Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Next on the RG Project list is NYX Trio in Team Spirit. This is the only NYX trio I own that the colors, all three, are heavily pigmented. The constant layering,piling on, sometime foiling is not necessary with Team Spirit. The colors are so 80's though!!! Reminded me of my mother when she was young...she wore intense colors on her eyes under her glasses...too:)
All three colors are great together. It was rainy today and I was in need of a pick up.
Beauty Junkies Unite took a trip to Kinara for a tanning treatment
BellaLuscious tells us how collagen can do wonders for your face.
Blaq Vixen Beauty is feeling a bit generous since her first blogoversary is coming up! Enter to win 1 of 15 Beautyfix kits!
Cult of Couture spotlights Lanvin S/S 09 as the collection of the moment.
Diary of a Style Addict has added some gorgeous new pigment samples to her online store.
Miss Whoever You Are takes a look at Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.
Style Luxe has 5 sexy one-piece swimsuits.
Looking for something to soothe your dry skin? Vex in the City Reviews Origins Modern Friction.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Affordable Fashion has a fashion relic we though was extinct. Cute dresses priced under $10.
Beauty Junkies Unite has the lowdown on the best concealers on the market.
Beauty Luxe has tips on how to wear brown mascara. Hint: It's not as hard as it seems.
Kimberly of Fab Finds Under $50 found a convertible dress perfect for all Summer weddings.
Fabuless Beauty reviews several shades of Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor.
Check out the trends for Summer 2009 Image and Style News
MissLikey has a review of the Chanel 2010 Resort Collection. He's going back to Venice, y'all.
Who doesn't love shoes? Style Luxe has 20 fab Spring sandals.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
So, I was playing around with my new ones and thought, "Maybe if I apply with a brush and not the applicator itself...?"
Because Tarte tell you this: apply the cream side first with the brush and then roll( it has a roller ball) the other end( loose color) on top after 10 seconds or until dry for all day wear...
This is what I do:
-apply the cream shadow where you want it on the eye from the original applicator brush included. DO NOT LET IT DRY. Immediately take a brush afte putting where you want it, one with a rounded tip( I used a cheap synthetic brush) and blend the color, getting rid of the harsh lines it creates when dry. Because after the color dries, it won't move. You want to blend the lines and press color down on lid and even the color out.
-then roll the loose color onto the back of you hand or a tissue to get the color out, take a clean brush( not the one you used for the cream shadow application) and pat the color in...
-Voila!! that's it! Check out my examples...
This is Slate( on the lid) with two colors of pink from my Santee palettes...
Let me tell you what you get in the set first:
"Along with a mod-chic headscarf, this set includes 3 mermaid-inspired lock & roll creaseless cream & powder shadow duos and a deluxe lights, camera, splashes! waterproof mascara."
lock & roll shade descriptions:
-The scarf is HUGE...big enough to use as a headscarf, a belt, and sarong, etc! I saw my mother eye-balling it as soon as a took it out of the package. She ain't getting it. Because I'm rocking it!( pics soon)
-The three lock & roll eye shadows are true to color and pigment. There is a special way of using them...and I will expound on the next post...You will want all colors when I show you how I've rocked them and use them. The turquoise is FIRE!
-Lights, Camera, Splashes! Waterproof Mascara is my favorite waterproof mascara. SO, completely slept on. It's super black, separates lashes, adds a bit of volume and TONS of length.
-The color in the lock & roll e/s doesn't bulge...All day wear.( I had it on from 11:00 am-9:00pm Sunday...no creasing.)
If you don't buy any makeup this summer...get this kit...its has great essential, its fun, you will love it. Ya'll know I've never raved like this on any product...BUY IT!!
Monday, May 18, 2009
-I saw, after about two weeks, a tremendous amount of evenness in my skin tone. I had subtle under eye darkness and a darkness around my mouth and that cleared away with Day Rainew.
-My face also is more taunt but not in an uncomfortable way! Just more tighter and smoother.
-I like how Day Rainew soaks in quickly that I totally forget I just put it on. Then, I think that I haven't put on any moisturizer, but I did...true story:)
-Smells fresh. Reminds me of Cucumber Melon, the scent Bath and Body Works once had.
-The only thing I didn't like is the packaging. I didn't like screwing the top off of the cream and scooping it out. I rather pump it in the palm of my hand. But, the packaging is gorgeous, just not that handy when you are rushing out the door.
-It doesn't have a sunscreen included( but can be layered with ) which I'm just getting into using.
Great investment to your skin...check Day Rainew out!!
Saturday, I finally tackled my brows. Yeah, Yeah "Get them waxed". Give me $12. Every three weeks.
All it takes is a brow brush and my Tweezerman tweezers and some patience to get the job done.
I also hit my 'stache with one those BSS pastel mini razors. That thing worked too!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
No need to do a "Pros and Cons" on this one...I LOVE THEM!!!!!
As a stylist, I am often challenged with creating personal/unique looks for my clients. While the looks/style are unique to each of my clients, each of them includes some basic items. Those items are what I call ‘staple pieces’ and are the fundamentals to building a well organized closet.
1)The Basic Black Suit: Just as I would include a ‘simple black dress’ for a woman. I always include a well-tailored, non-trendy, basic black suit. I lean toward 3 piece suits, as in a worse case scenario a 3 piece suit mixed with a pair of khakis or denims can give a man 5 different outfits for a week. A black suit is never overdress or undress. The shirt and tie determines the tone of your suit. To get multiple looks out of the three piece suit you can wear all three pieces at once, for a timeless professional or formal look. Drop the coat and wear the vest and trousers for dressy or professional look. Drop the vest and wear the trousers and shirt for a casual look. Pick up the sport jacket and a crewneck shirt for yet another casual look. Exchange the trousers for a pair of blue jeans or khakis and use the jacket as a blazer. Exchange the blazer for the vest and have a nice leisure look. As you can see, the 3 piece black suit is definitely a versatile addition to every wardrobe.
2)A White Shirt: Men and women both need a white shirt in their wardrobe. It goes with virtually anything, and like the black suit can be dressed up or down for the occasion. You can match your white shirt with jeans and be ready for a night at the club, or you can match it with a dark suit and be ready for a corporate meeting or interview.
3)A pair of brown shoes and a pair of black shoes: Every man must have a pair of black and a pair of brown shoes. Everything that a man, or woman for that matter, wears will go with one of these two pairs of shoes.
4)A basic pair of sneakers: Everyday you are not going to want to wear shoes. Therefore having a basic pair of sneakers is a great alternative. As long as you steer away from the colorful trendy sneaks, your basic sneaker can virtually go with anything you wear.
5)A solid colored all weather coat with a lining: If it is raining, snowing, windy or you just need to spice up your outfit, your all weather coat is going to provide you with the protection that you need.
Again, there are several things that go into building a well constructed wardrobe, but these are some of the basics. Until we speak again, keep it stylish and remember to always make a statement, by mastering your style!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
With clear gloss...
I bought John Frieda's Root Awakening Conditioner, sent in the receipt and about 8 weeks later...
Or...yesterday:) this arrived...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Best place to see how girls are working NYX ....You Tube. The videos for NYX shadows are of abundance!!
So, I decided to pull what I have and work a 'project' on them. Plus, my favorite hometown boutique, Almost Pink, sells bits and pieces of NYX as well( that's plus, because now I don't have to go all the way to Ulta...)
The newest trio I own is Perpetual...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I got Santee Liquid Eye Shadow@ This N' That...$1.25.....It has no name...just '10'. Maybe that's the name! ha!
It's a typical liquid eye shadow...splotchy, sheer, wet. but this one is packed with too much glitter. It sucks basically.
So, I applied some powder eye shadow over it...not even good enough for a base. It would let me blend like a wanted to.
* mini review* *thanks kim!* Loving Revlon Creme Gloss in Strike A Rose..
I'm ALWAYS cleaning my makeup stash...trying to make the best of what I got instead of buying more or getting rid of stuff when I buy something new. I gave my mom a big bag of fragrances and found some new lotions and body sprays and donated them to the Salvation Army.
Now I have great deal for my peeps who love Rural Glamour...again!!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
-Cover Girl Line Exact is small and very easy to handle. The small applicator with a spongy,felt tip eliminated the shakiness I get when doing liquid liner. It's easy to control.
-First couple times, the color came out perfectly and line I made on my upper lid was perfect. I was impressed.:).
-It doesn't bulge...all day line, even on top of eye shadow.
-I don't know, it doesn't WORK anymore! :( I've tried for the last two days to get the line I was getting before and doesn't give the same intensity. I even put stored it, liner end down, so that the liquid can run down to the felt tip. Didn't work. I'm mad.:(
-Cover Girl, you have to work on this applicator so that the customer is getting their money's worth. I wouldn't want to by a liquid liner at ANY price that stops working after 5-6 uses. It's got great potential:)...
I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day weekend.I'm glad its over.:)
I picked up L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara in Black up at the my hometown's new Super Wal-Mart. I think it was $6.48 and I normally have good luck with volume mascaras....
-The black is black..not gray black, not ashy black, but black. I like how my lashes looked inky...
-I got volume but not "12x" as much. Where do these companies get those numbers? My lashes are fairly thick but I saw a bit more thickness, I'll admit.
-I also saw some " length". My lashes looked longer.
-The curves in the brush are great. Most volume mascaras don't have the curves in the brush, they are just 'fat' brushes.
-Reminds me of Maybelline Colossal Mascara...and I like Colossal.
-Perfect combo with my almost unused Maybelline Stiletto Mascara... two coats of Extra Volume and two coats of Stiletto...deadly combo of lushness and length...
-Too much product on the brush every time I took it out of the tube.
-I like it...but I will probably be on to another mascara before I use this up.lol
Friday, May 08, 2009
I showed up at her grandmother's house with my arsenal but she already had some stuff that she and her mom at gotten from MAC. Apparently, they went to the counter, got a look, then got pimped into 6 shadows( four of them were purple) and the wrong color concealer. I fixed that,promptly told her mom to take that concealer back and did the "baby's" face!!!
A couple of weeks ago, I got the chance to an awesome view a webinar with celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff and Cover Girl. And now I have some goodies to share with you via the folks @ Cover Girl!
First Up....Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Drama Eyes. Ashunta used this on the webinar and I liked how the smokey eye she created with it...
The next time I use it, I will use either the silver or the white pearl as a highlight and not both! lol!! My overly creative arse.:)
*Beauty Pimp Strikes Again* Got this Trucco Divinyls Lip Gloss in Berry Bazaar@ the local salvage store. $.50....going back to dig some more in that bin of makeup mess they have...keep ya'll posted.:)