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Hair Porn: The Bre Scullark Edition

15 Aug

Today’s hair porn is brought to you by another ANTM alumnus: Bre Scullark! This Harlem native made it to 3rd place in Cycle 5 of America’s Next Top Model. If you haven’t already, you should checkout some of the ANTM re-runs, her curly fro is phenomenal! Although she did not win the competition that season, her modeling career is in full gear. She works for Ford Modeling Agency & has appeared in ads & commercials for Target, Old Navy, CoverGirl, Dark & Lovely, Ambi, Pantene & Garnier. She has also been featured in Vibe, Essence, Hair Hype & Us Weekly Magazines.  GO GIRL!

FYI: Bre recently big chopped… and her wig is every bit as cute!

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Celebrity Looks: Electric Blue

11 Aug

Y’all know how much I love brights!!! *YAY*

Check out these celebs in this stunning shade of blue…

Beyoncé

Eve

Jennifer Hudson

Estelle

Kelly Rowland

And who could forget… Mimi!!! LMBO 🙂

Stay tuned for my Electric Blue FOTD & video tutorial…

Hair Porn: The Yaya DaCosta Edition

2 Aug

Back in college I was obsessed with ANTM! IDK what you were doing in 2004, but my sorority sisters & I were glued to the tele each & every Wednesday night to see “who would continue in hopes of becoming America’s Next Top Model” *in my Tyra voice* LOL. Natural hair had not yet become mainstream, but Yaya DaCosta rocked her fro with style & confidence on Cycle 3. In the end, she was runner-up to Eva Pigford, but after looking thru these pics, I’m sure you can imagine what a difficult choice that must have been. She is absolutely beautiful!

Hair Porn: The Corinne Bailey Rae Edition

22 Jul

Today I’m curl-crushin’ on Corinne Bailey Rae! If you haven’t already, you should check out her music; she has the voice of an angel. *I digress* The roller set was her staple style back when her hair was short & now that it has gotten past her shoulders, she rocks a MEAN twist-out. But whether it’s long or short, her hair is freakin’ fabulous 🙂 ENJOY!

Hair Porn: The Tanika Ray Edition

18 Jul

Hey glams! It’s been a minute since we had a good drool session.

Please locate your bib & put it to use! Thanks, Management (LOL)

What do I love most about her hair?

  • OBVIOUSLY her haircolor is phenomenal. It really compliments her skintone!
  • The layers of her haircut frame her face to a T… obviously her stylist has the skillz to pay the billz!
  • I love that she wears her hair in its natural state even on the red carpet… that takes guts!
  • Her curly fro is just plain FIERCE… Enjoy 🙂

Click here to read Tanika’s interview with CurlyNikki!

FOTD: Bedrock

23 Jun

Today’s look was inspired by Nicki Minaj’s makeup in the Young Money “Bedrock” music video . Her verse is only about 15 seconds long, so you can imagine how many times I had to watch the video to catch a glimpse of her face. The best shots of her makeup are about a minute & a half into the video. Those long bangs made it super hard to see her peepers, but I did my best. Whaddaya think?!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my inner lower eyelid (tearducts & all) in canary yellow mica powder (Coastal Scents). I blended the yellow into matte apple green, & then used magenta on my outer v (both from my Shany 120 palette). I used matte fuschia e/s (also Shany 120) to define my crease &  matte camel (WNW Vanity) to highlight my brow bone. Using my pencil brush, I added yellow & fushia eyeshadow below my waterline.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black.

LIPS: Carmex + L’Oreal H.I.P. lip gloss in Inviting

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild Blush in “Heather Silk”

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Stay tuned for video tutorial!

FOTD: Teal/Turquoise Smoky Eye

20 Jun

A few weeks ago I saw the Love & Hip Hop Reunion show… Olivia’s smoky eye?HOTNESS!!! So you know I had to try it out…

Click here to watch video tutorial

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: Black cream shadow from Claire’s 24 palette

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid in matte jungle green e/s, then I used matte baby blue e/s to brighten my tearducts & black e/s to darken my outer v (all from the Shany 120 palette)… BTW I also used turquoise e/s to blend the green & black shadows together. Finally, I used matte camel on my browbone (WNW Vanity palette).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lash line with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline, I used Ulta glitter eyeliner pencil in Silver.

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

FACE: Nada

CHEEKS: Nada

Hair Porn: The Tracee Ellis Ross Edition

25 May

Get your bibs out & let the drooling begin!

 Tracee Ellis Ross picture

Do you love her hair as much as I do?!? LOL

Who is your hair idol?

Celebrity Looks: Purple Eye

21 May

Don’t you just love the color PURPLE?! (while I love that movie, I’m referring to the actual color itself… LOL) It’s feminine, yet strong… regal, yet accessible. Purple eye makeup is unique in that it can accentuate every eye color & any complexion. There are so many different shades of purple in the color spectrum & a wide variety of makeup options choose from (purple eyeshadow, pigments, glitters, eyeliners, even mascaras) you can definitely find something purple that looks good on you! So if you haven’t already, please give purple a try! *DISMOUNTS SOAPBOX & TOSSES MICROPHONE*

DO THE PRETTY GIRL ROCK! I love Keri Hilson’s purple smoky eye with black eyeliner & golden sparkles along her tearducts… Notice the way it makes her hazel eyes POP?

Tyra’s neutral makeup compliments her shimmery lavender eyeshadow superbly… *taking notes*

Rachel McAdams looks fresh as a lilac in her understated purple makeup.

Thandie Newton is minimalist in this version of the purple smoky eye… To re-create it smudge purple eyeshadow on your eyelid & waterline, line your upper lashine in black eyeliner, add mascara & GO!

I saw this photo in an Ulta sale paper & fell in love with their interpretation of a purple smoky eye… it’s smoky, yet spring-timey all at once!

Rihanna keeps it punk-tastic with her matte eyeshadow in electric violet!

So we’re not exactly celebrities, but we are wearing purple! My brother & were I up to our usual shenanigans on Resurrection Sunday… we were trying to create our own version of the Stepbrothers DVD cover… LOL!


Stay tuned for my interpretation of the purple eye…

Purple Passion

Pleasingly Plum

Inspired by crocus

Frigid

Winter Fairy

Wisteria Lane

Celeb Looks: Smoky Blue

19 May

These pics are living proof that blue eyeshadow makes brown eyes pop & face it folks: smoky eyes are just plain sexy. What’s not to love?! There are many ways to achieve a blue smoky eye, these are just a few examples… ENJOY!

Solange is smoking hot in a bluish-gray that extends to her lower lashline & look-at-me lashes! NOTE: When you wear subtle colors on your lips & face, your eyes take center stage!

This look demonstrates a linear gradation of blue to gray, using eyeshadows w/ shimmer finish & a nude lip. BTW, I'm LOVING the contour & highlight on her cheeks!

Beyoncé keeps it simple w/ this monochromatic smoky eye in sapphire blue (matte finish), peachy blush & sheer pink lip gloss.

Tyra looks positively "FEE-US" in this navy smoky eye & bold berry lips! I LOVE IT! BTW, I need these earrings AND this hairdo... LOL

  Stay tuned for my interpretation of the smoky blue look…