Not much to say about this one. I was feeling extremely patriotic this morning. That sentiment gave birth to a red, white & blue FOTD. Enjoy
Notice something new? This is my “new” 28 pan of Coastal Scents Hot Pots. I will discuss it in greater detail in the near future.
PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base
BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
SHADOW: I applied Powder Pink Hot Pot (a matte white color with slight pink undertone) e/s to my entire lower eyelid. I used a mixture of Blue My Mind (a pearly royal blue) by Milani & Indigo Hot Pot (a matte royal blue) to define my crease. I used Electric Blue Hot Pot (matte true blue) to blend the outer edges of the blue crease. On my brow area I used Oatmeal Tan Hot Pot.
OTHER DETAILS… I used Palladio eyeliner pencil in Dark Brown (EL193) to fill in my eyebrows & L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black on my lashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline using Sephora waterproof smoky cream liner in Must Have (matte black). I traced a thin line under my eye using the Milk pencil. I used a pencil brush to apply Vibrant Red Hot Pot (true red, matte finish) directly on top of Milk.
FACE: For spot correction I used, Ruby Kisses 3D face creator in Level 11. Then I dusted a light layer of Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05). I skipped blush.
LIPS: Carmex + Wet N Wild Mega Last lip color in Red Velvet
Just in case you were wondering…
Last weekend my bestie went to an 80s throwback party sporting this obnoxiously pink lipstick & believe it or not it was GORGE! She’d kill me if I posted the pic of her looking like a black Cyndi Lauper (sans the rainbow hair), so you’re just gonna hafta take my word for it. I’ve been kinda bored with my pout lately & I felt inspired by her willingness to try something new. So during my grocery run this afternoon, I copped a few new tubes of Wet N Wild Mega Last lip color.
Both lipsticks are very pigmented with buildable coverage, meaning you can either wear them sheer or saturated. They are really creamy & have a semi-matte formula. I like my lips to shine, so both of the following swatches were topped with Liplicious gloss in Frozen Daquiri (a sheer gloss w/ pink & silver sparkles).
These lipsticks cost me $2 each & are available anywhere Wet N Wild Cosmetics are sold. I’m not a huge fan of Mocha-licious, but I’m gonna let it grow on me. I, however, INSTANTLY loved Bare it All. If you’re in the market for a nude lipstick, I encourage you to try it! Oh and for the brown-skinned girls who are intimidated by light colored lipstick: line your lips in a brown pencil prior to application, then smudge the lipstick into the liner & top with gloss. That’s what I did for the picture above. IT WORKS!
Who's watching Steel Magnolias tonight? I've never seen the original, but I've heard a lot about it over the many years since it debuted in 1989. I've also seen bits and pieces of it on TV and I know a little bit about the story. However, I've never watched the original from beginning to end. I'll probably watch this reboot tonight though, just so that I can participate in the social media convos!!
*cues Justin Timberlake*
I am pleased to announce that Operation Sexyback is in FULL EFFECT!
I am determined to get (& stay) in shape before the big THREE OH. Although that’s roughly two years away, I figured that now was as good a time as any to get it poppin! What does this mean? Well, for me it means eating more fruits & vegetables, drinking more water, taking vitamin supplements, leaving the Cokes alone *TEARS*AND…(drumroll please)… cardio & strength training!!! Now I know none of this sounds dramatic to you, but for the little black girl with an aversion to sweat & hard work, I can assure you that this is a momentous occasion, LOL! It’s been three weeks since I joined the gym & things got off to a slow start at first, but I am really starting to enjoy the process. I even joined a kickboxing class!
I’ve been using Calorie Count to keep track of my progress. They have a free app that you can download to your phone, for on-the-go updates. I’m not gonna lie, the Zaxby’s withdrawal is about to kill me. But since I’ve been replacing my lunchtime Zax Fix with Smart Ones frozen entrées, I am trimming my waistline as well as my budget… WINNING!
Yes, I work out in my makeup (eyes & lips only). Because what’s a Sham without her glam?! I wash my face before & after my workout using Clean & Clear. I have found that wearing my hair in two pigtails or Minnie Mouse buns preserves my curls best. Although, the roots become a little wonky during the week, the length of my hair stays relatively curly.
Did you know that one hour of hairstyling burns about 300 calories?! Apparently we (DIY hairstylists) have been working on our biceps, triceps, deltoids & rotator cuffs one curl at a time!
What are you doing to preserve your sexy and/or get it back?
We love a bun, hun.. and let's face it, sometimes your hair is dirty. How will you survive your dirty hair day?! Sometimes I don't BUT The crazy thing is that all hair stylist tell you that dirty hair is better hair! Embrace yo dirt, sista! That's what I'm going to do. I add to my hairdo repertoire daily! This is the latest how-to from The Beauty Department..
I know I’m super duper extra late with this but I just saw Red Tails this weekend & I am pleased to say that it was an excellent movie. I love historical films, but this one was a great marriage of special effects, history & my personal fave… CHOCOLATE! If you don’t know about the Tuskegee Airmen, I encourage you to do some research & find out about their epic contributions to the Allied Forces during WW2.