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Spring Beauty Blog Sale...MAC, VS, Zoya.....

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Blog Sale for Spring!!!

***Shipping is only $2.00 in the entire purchase, doesn't include delivery confirmation..that's $.70 extra**

***PAY PAL ONLY*** ***US ONLY***

***email me at, if you are interested***

Coach Orange Signature makeup bag- $10.00 (NOW $5.00!!!) used twice, clean inside and out, authentic, bought it at an outlet...***SOLD***
NYX TS 10 Trio- ( used all colors 3x)- $1.00
VS Velvet Amber Blackberry body spray -$2.00 ( 95% left)
VS Cashmere Vanilla Jasmine- $2.00 (90% left)
MAC lipglass in Totally It ( used 2x)-$3.00 SOLD
Zoya Kamilah and Zoya Indigo- $2.00 each ( used 1x each)SOLD!!
Essie Sassy Satchel, Fishnet Stockings, Bordeaux -$2.00 OR $5.00 for all of them....SOLD!!
MAC Dark Soul Pigment and Chocolate Brown pigment ( brand new!) -$5.00 a piece SOLD****
MAC Post Haste-$5.00 used 3x... SOLD



Dupe-d: Sephora by OPI Modern Flowers Collection....

Thursday, March 25, 2010

When I saw the new Spring 2010 Sephora by OPI Modern Flowers collection, I immediately thought to myself...."I have those colors!" Sure enough, I do:) Even though I have not seen the Modern Flowers Collection at a 'brick & mortar' Sephora just yet, I used my eagle eye and the picture above to dupe the colors right out of my collection!

As you can see, I lined my colors from collection just like Sephora so you can compare...Here they are listed in order:

( Sephora name in black--Jamie's name in green)

Iris I Was Thinner---- OPI Parlez-Vous OPI?

Go With The Flow-er ----- Maybelline Cutie Pink

It’s Bouquet With Me----Sinful Colors I Miss You

Cover Me In Petals-----Essie Clam Bake

Handpicked For Me----Sinful Colors Let Me Go

Leaf Him At The Altar-----Sinful Colors Show Me The Way

The only color I believe is no longer available out of my dupes is the Maybelline Cutie Pink for the Sephora by OPI Go With The Flow-er. Its described as a Bright tulip pink with hot pink shimmer.


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Fresh Coat: Claire's Cosmetics Nail Polish...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Last week, I picked up some Claire's nail polish for $1 a piece at Claire's ( My Claire's had one of those 10 for $10 sales)....

I've been dying to try one of those 'swirl' looking colors they have...this is Ocean Breeze. I don't like the streaky-ness and it dries semi-matte.
Evergreen-3 coats. For some reason, me no likey.:(
Chunky Silver- perfect glitter coat for on top of a color. 3 coats...
Chunky Silver, without flash....
Chunky Gold- 3 coats. Both glitters need bulletproof top coats to stay on or they'll flake....
Chunky Gold- without flash...

Overall- Glad I got them for a dollar. No way I would buy them at $5.00 a piece....


New at Bath & Body Works: Orange Sapphire...

Friday, March 19, 2010

I grabbed a 2 fl.oz. Orange Sapphire up for $1, now at Bath and Body Works. I love the B&BW is doing that, letting you test out new seasonal scents for a great price. Of course, I used Orange Sapphire, in the morning, and it is a amazing wake up call of a scent. The notes in Orange Sapphire are blood orange, mandarin, white jasmine, golden honey, citrus sangria. Its citrusy and bright, and a bit familiar. Either B&BW or Victoria’s Secret has done this scent before because I’ve owned it. But, in any account, I think I’ll be snatching Orange Sapphire Shower Gel up to put beside my over- abused Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Wash! I received also a coupon for a Free Body Care Item with any purchase of $10 or More that starts March 29th. Go in get your bargain wake up call on! Lol!


Review: Clarsskin Underarm Cleanser....

As spring rears its head in the good old South, I have started to prepare for the summer ahead. Everything from finding new recipes that don’t require turning on the stove to what will be my fashion story in that heat are on the list. One thing on the top of the priority list is my arms. They will be a story of their own, mainly because I wear tank tops all season long. I have started working them out with light weights. But, what about my underarms?

I know, no one wants to talk about their underarms, but this wonderful product, Clarsskin Underarm Cleanser will! Yes, Clarsskin Underarm Cleanseris designed to gently and efficiently remove all traces of antiperspirant deodorant residue”. That is it does! I’ve been using the Clarsskin Cleanser for a week and it is amazing! You get a super clean underarm area with just pea-size of the product rubbed in with your fingers, no sponge or facecloth required. I was just overwhelmed with clean underarms! I admit, for years have scrubbed the mess out if my underarms especially before shaving. No more, you can use this to shave, the results are one of smoothest shaves you’ll ever have. The other benefit is no yellowing of clothes because Clarsskin removes those ingredients that basic soap or body wash leave behind. It’s worth every penny. :)


***BIG thanks to Clarsskin for the press sample and all the info!***

Fresh Coat: Sally Hansen Fresh Bamboo....

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A perfect nude...Sally Hanse Fresh Bamboo!!
Three coats:)


My Favorite Makeup Brushes....

I actually do have some beauty favorites. Most beauty addicts have favorites or Holy Grails but as soon as something else comes by better, we give that favorite the peace sign! These are my favorite brushes ranging for high end to low end…it works great that way. :)

Mally Spoolie Brush- Spoolies, not little brushes, only work on my wild brows. The brush had a pencil at the end, I think, but it still serves great purpose to my brows.

Salon Collectives Eye Shadow Brush- I purchased this at Walgreens as they were clearancing it out. It was less than $2.00. It’s perfect for packing on color and applying on my small eye space.

Essence of Beauty Kabuki Brush- EOB cornered the market in cheap brushes and this one is its crown jewel in my opinion. It’s big, round and incredibly plush. Don’t you go and by some $50 kabuki brush. CVS has this one for a mere $10.

Tarte Cosmetics Double Ended Brush- This brush came in an eye shadow set that I got from Tarte couple years back and it’s the best of both worlds. One end is a flat eye shadow brush and the other side is a crease brush that fits like a glove in my eye crease.

MAC 129SH – Looks familiar? It’s from the Icon Collection Diana Ross from, I believe, 2005(go ahead; I give you a minute to cringe). But, I can’t get rid of it. No matter how much I wash it, it’s stays soft, pliable and an awesome blush brush.

MAC 187SE – I just recently got this in a set and it is everything it’s cracked up to be. It applies wet foundation to dry blush with perfection. It blends anything you dip it in seamlessly. No wonder the regular size of this brush is $38.


Review: Lush Grease Lightening....

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The UK LUSH shop managers and the manufacturing team were challenged to come up with a new product idea. The winning team came up with this super effective tea tree, rosemary and witch hazel gel, a spot cleanser for acne-prone skin. Dab on a tiny bit (with a clean finger) of this wonderful gel and you'll feel it working straight away. Use it on one spot or many and watch them shrivel up and retire. Go Greased Lightning! Lush Website


-Perfect for beginning stage breakouts

-No irritation

-No drying out of the skin

-Dries clears and doesn’t flake

-Soothing to the breakouts

-Works well under makeup


-Doesn’t work as well on breakouts with a head or cystic acne

-Too much products comes out in one pump

Jamie’s Take:

I used Grease Lightening when I was having a hellish breakout. I had some cystic breakouts, irritated skin and small breakouts all at once! I used it on all of it and the smaller, newer pimples cleared out overnight. I also used it in the morning and then applied foundation and powder and Grease Lightening didn’t flake or move and the combo of three didn’t irritate my skin. It’s a great ‘stage one’ spot treatment but for advanced acne, it didn’t work. Also, it’s a great product if you ‘greening’ your regimen and you need to add a spot treatment.


***thanks to the folks over at Lush for sending this over!***

Fresh Coat: Essie Mint Candy Apple....

Finally, after two months...I have the Essie Mint Candy Apple. Then I let it sit in my nail polish box for another month. Where they do that at? lol

Two coats opaque...
Tried a little design and failed. Looks better in person. Still love it.:)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


Review: Milani Mineral Mousse Foundation in Mocha....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hey Everyone!!

I would like to thank everyone for the RG Birthday Wishes!

This is my first Milani Foundation. I always see them when I perusing their display but didn't' think they were brown girl friendly. Anyway, I found this Milani Mineral Mousse Foundation in Mocha in the Target Clearance for $1.48. I opened before bought it( Yes, and.....) swatched it. Seemed to match....then I bought it.

-Perfect match. Perfect. And think its about to be discontinued
-kind of sheer. I had to build the coverage but I'm a heavy coverage girl.
-light fluffy formula. Reminds me of Maybelline's Mousse Foundation when it first came out and it was in a jar. Loved that stuff.

-small container ) .50 fl oz. I've been using it for a week and I feel like I'm going to run out any day now
-doesn't dispense enough product in one pump to cover face.

Jamie's Take:

I pray to the Lord above to find $1.48! lol!I can see myself wearing this all summer long. Lightweight and a perfect match.:)

Happy 4th Birthday Rural Glamour!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Rural Glamour!!

Four Years of Beauty Bliss....yes!!!

I just want first thank the Lord for presenting and blessing me with my talent and love for all things beauty. Also, thank you too all my followers of the blog, blog friends, all my first, second, and third 'cuzins' and twitter homies who make my day everyday!!

catch me on twitter:

Well, today I'm going to do a couple of things:

1) Cancel my MySpace page. LOL!

2) Create a new banner

3) Create a Facebook Fan Page....hell, why not?

4)Eat some that Carvel Ice Cream Cake:)

Also, I have a winner for the RG Birthday Giveaway...the winner is randomly selected by Contest

The Winner is Dominique!!

You have 24 hrs from 3:00pm EST for contact me:)



In the morning when I rise....Weleda Sea Buckthorn Products...

Friday, March 12, 2010

I can’t say I’m not a morning person. I BECAME a morning person on August 18, 2004(the day the boys’ were born)!! So, I got to get up regardless of being exhausted and start the day as bright as I can. Staying bright in those early hours is the problem. Seems as though the orange, mandarin, and grapefruit trilogy that makes Weleda Sea Buckthorn Products have been became a blessing on the most roller coaster of mornings. I start off with Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash as the perfect citrus shower oasis, then on to the Sea Buckthorn Body Oil that can be applied on wet or dry skin. Either way, it soaks in instantly and then the scent just mellows out. You can even apply whatever fragrance you like and the notes won’t compete with the Creamy Body Wash/Body Oil Combo. Even better, you can always remember the good time you had this morning with the Sea Buckthorn Hand Crème all day. There will be no sliding pens or pencils out of you hand. The Hand Crème soaks in a flash. Off to a fresh, new morning!!


****Thanks to Siren PR for the press samples!!***

Dupe-d: Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Nearly There and NK Lipstick in Honey Buff....

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I've been wanting Maybelline Colorsensentional Lipstick in Nearly There FOREVER but too cheap to break the $6.99 off for it.( Damn, Maybelline do a BOGO Free PLEASE!!) So, I was in the BSS 'browsing' and getting my beauty fix on when I spotted NK Lipstick in Honey Buff....
Because I have looked and looked and looked at Nearly There a zillion times, I KNEW this was a dupe!
Here's a swatch of NK Lipstick in Honey Buff on my hand....
And this is Honey Buff on my lips with MAC Cork and MAK Clear Gloss....

And Honey Buff was only $1.00....Yep:)


Rural Glamour: Revlon Illuminance Creme Eye Shadow in Electric Pop....

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I got Electric Pop with the BOGO Free last week. I've been wanting this for a minute and my CVS only had one left...whew.
I actually own two other Illuminance Creme shadows....They are dirt old...I mean pre-kids old. I used rock the hell out the second one. See, its at pan! I didn't really care about creasing, shading, blending back then.

( I don't use them now. I just keep them for nostalgia sake, like my two Caboodles train cases.:))
I used all four colors.

Of course they crease. BUT, if you had the matching powder shadows for this palette...that would be the bizness!
Say HELLO to my broken-out face!!lol!
If you don't care about creasing, buy it. Its really pretty and I plan on using it for base colors...


Review:Lush Dark Angels...

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

“This is our soft black sugar scrub that feels oh-so-good when you rub it in and leaves your skin glowing. The velvety texture is sprinkled with black sugar and powdered charcoal to gently exfoliate and cleanse away excess oils. We add rhassoul mud and vitamin-rich cold pressed organic avocado oil to soften, moisturize and nourish skin, as well as sandalwood and rosewood oils to soothe. We're all in love with this daily cleanser (even those of us who don't have young or oily skin can't resist it!).”

Lush Website on Dark Angels Cleanser


-effective as a scrub. Closed pores, smoothed my skin

-Clean smell. I think smells like good ol’ tea tree oil

-Washed off well. No sixths, sevenths, or eighth washes

-a pinch is all you need. Will last a good while


-after washing, left an oily film that I wasn’t sure I liked. I like squeaky clean skin after scrubbing

-Some might not like the smell

-Overscrubbing and overuse might have contributed to a breakout

Jamie’s Take:

When I first started using Dark Angels, I was impressed by the effect that it had on my skin. Within a week, the larger pores on my face had closed up and my skin felt great. I was using twice day which have led to a breakout the next week. Yes, I blame myself for a breakout. I was over scrubbing. I would suggest using this twice a week at night, so that your skin can repair itself from the scrub. Great exfoliater. I need to get to a Lush store quickly!!

****Thanks to the folks over at Lush for this product sample!!!****

Rural Glamour: NARS Silent Night....

Monday, March 08, 2010

Thanks to Micki, I was able to try out NARS Silent Night...Remember, it was that $9 Sephora steal around Christmas time that everyone was using that $25 online gift card on?...Ah, beauty memories, like the corners of my mind...:)
Golden, crusty, glittery. To me, typical NARS shadow. For their shadows to run in the $2o range for one shade, they are chock full of glitter...not shimmer, people....GLITTER. Oh really?!?

The first time used Silent Night, I applied it dry and it did nothing. This time I applied in wet or foiled it.
Combined it with two of my wonderful specimens of eyeshadow of the NK HD kind....
Here's what I got for a breezy Saturday afternoon at Mickey D's and the Dollar Tree with the muffins...

Diary of Nouveau Nappyhead: The Hattie McDaniel/Mo'Nique Hair Connection...

Last night, during the 2010 Oscars, Mo'Nique who won for Best Supporting Actress gave a beautiful tribute to Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Oscar and win Best Supporting Actress.

It wasn't the just the part in the speech where Mo' says....
“I want to thank Miss Hattie McDaniel for enduring all that she had to so that I would not have to.”

It just wasn't the color of her dress...a royal blue. ...the same color Ms. McDaniel wore when she won.

It was the gardenias in her hair....Ms. McDaniel wore gardenias in her hair and on her dress on her historic Oscar night....:)