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FOTD: Election Fever

6 Nov

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 ūüėČ

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…

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FOTD: Tis the season…

21 Dec

This is me practicing my surprised face for Christmas morning…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered the inner third of my lower eyelid in matte white e/s from the Wet N Wild Pride palette that I’m finally getting around to using. I blended the white e/s into a red mica powder that I made myself (using ingredients from CoastalScents.com). I call it “Red Hot”!!! Next I used my crease brush to apply matte grassy green e/s (Shany 120 palette) to the crease area. This wasn’t dramatic enough for me, so I used my pencil brush to apply my favorite shimmery, dark green e/s (Wet N Wild Snow Sprite palette) along the border between the red & green, to cut the crease a little harder. I used a clean brush to blend the green into my brow bone area & then applied matte peach e/s (from the Wet N¬†Wild Greed palette)¬†to my brow bone.

  

OTHER DETAILS‚Ķ¬†I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & L‚ÄôOreal Collagen Mascara¬†in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined¬†my upper lashline with Wet N Wild cream liner in black & Wet N Wild pencil in white on my waterline. I used a pencil brush to smudge green mica powder just below the waterline. I also made this e/s using products from Coastal Scents. I call it “Envy Me.”

CHEEKS: Ulta¬†single e/s in ‚ÄúSparks‚ÄĚ on the hollows of my cheeks

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

FACE: Nada

Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this look…

You thought I was gonna post “Deck the Halls” didntcha? PSYCHE! This song is waaay better. It gets you in the Christmas mood, even if it’s 70¬į & pouring rain outside! SN: Have I ever told y’all how in love I am with Brian McKnight? He’s my old man crush! ūüėČ ENJOY…

I almost forgot… Shout out to my FB friends, who also helped me name this FOTD.¬† Thanks for all the input, feedback & support! *SMOOCHES*

FOTD: Lightning n Thunder

15 Jul

ShamIamGlam’s 100th post! YAY *throws confetti*

“Alabama’s generally warm, humid climate results from its mid-latitude location and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. This location also produces the often turbulent weather patterns that regularly bring tornadoes and hurricanes to the state.” – Phillip Chaney, Auburn University (encyclopediaofalabama.org)

In case you were wondering, we have had scattered thunderstorms EVERY DAY THIS WEEK *whomp whomp* This is why I’ve been reppin’ the wash-n-go/curly fro so hard… On to the makeup ūüôā

PRIMER: NYX High Definition e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yellow

SHADOW: I covered the inner two-thirds of my lower eyelid in a matte greenish-yellow, then I went in with a pale, matte green that was 1-2 shades darker than the yellow & applied it to my outer v (both e/s are from the Shany 120 palette). Then I used matte black from Wet N Wild Greed palette to darken & contour the crease & outer v. I used matte peach e/s (also WNW Greed) on my brow bone.

OTHER DETAILS‚Ķ I used CoverGirl¬†single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Volume Express ‚ÄúFalsies‚ÄĚ Mascara¬†in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined¬†my upper lashline & waterline with Ruby Kisses HD gel eyeliner in teal.

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

CHEEKS: Wet n Wild blush in Heather Silk

FACE: Nada

Click here to watch tutorial video

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

FOTD: Forever Sunshine

10 Jun

During our excursion to Panama City, mom & I raided the local Bath & Body Works (#DontJudgeUs!). They were having their buy 3, get 3 free sale, so¬†we bought a bunch of assorted smell-goods. My new favorite scent is Forever Sunshine. Per bbw.com it has notes of golden apricot, pink peonies and a hint of praline… IDK what any of this means, to me it just smells pretty ūüôā

Tip of the day: If you wanna try new colors,¬†look to the packaging¬†of items in your cabinet/pantry for inspiration. Companies pay scientists & marketing firms millions of dollars to¬†decide what¬†colors will make consumers buy more of¬†their product. Although it may seem unorthodox to you, it can be really pretty. Who knew¬†tangerine & fuschia would be cute together? LOL… ENJOY!

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: Copper-colored cream shadow (inner) & raspberry-colored cream shadow (outer) from Claire’s 24 palette

SHADOW: I covered the inner half of my eyelid in matte tangerine orange (Shany 120 palette).  Then I applied matte fucshia to the outer half of my eye & purple to darken the outer v (also Shany 120). I used matte camel to highlight my brow bone (Vanity).

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 with WetnWild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline I used WetNWild eyeliner pencil in turquoise & followed it with turquoise-colored e/s (Shany 120).

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B)

LIPS: Carmex + ‚ÄúStop Violence in the Home‚ÄĚ lip gloss¬†by The Body Shop

My curls are back  with a vengeance!!! *BAM*

FOTD: Throwback Brights

9 Jun

¬†80s flashback moment! Did your mama dress you in neon brights, like mine did? LOL… Those were the days¬†*sighs* BTW, these are the last pics of my coil out… Day 6 is all I can stand! Video of my (wet) roller set coming soon… ENJOY!

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (lower lid) & Purple (crease)

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower lid, including my tearducts, in matte light green e/s (Shany 120 palette).  I drew a line around my crease & outer v with the purple NYX pencil. I took a crease brush & blended the line, then I added bright purple e/s to my crease (also Shany). I used matte camel (WNW Vanity palette) on my browbone.

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 with WetnWild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline I used WetNWild eyeliner pencil in turquoise & teal-colored eyeshadow from the Retro Chic palette (8805) by Black Radiance.

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B) on the apples of my cheeks

LIPS: Carmex + L’Oreal HIP lip gloss in Inviting

FOTD: Sunshine on a cloudy day

7 Jun

No! I haven’t changed my hair (yet)… these pics were taken about¬†2 weeks ago. I was on canary yellow extra hard that week. I love this FOTD¬†because it’s a break from the norm; using a light color (yellow)¬†on the center of my eyelid & a darker color (gray)¬†on the tearducts & outer v. It was a PIECE OF CAKE, so¬†I strongly encourage you to try this look!!! ūüôā

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I applied Twilight (by Ulta) to the inside & outside of my lower lid. In the center of my eyelid (right over the iris of my eyes) I applied canary yellow mica powder (by Coastal Scents). Then I applied matte camel from my crease to my brow bone (WNW Vanity palette).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. I applied L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black to my eyelashes (& curled them). I defined my upper lashline with WetnWild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline, I used WetNWild eyeliner pencil in black.

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B) on the apples of my cheeks

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

FOTD: Keesa’s Kreation

5 Jun

“Who is Keesa?” you ask.

<————— THIS is Keesa. She’s my partner-in-crime & the mastermind of this look. Leave it to her to inject some ROYAL BLUE into my face of the day (Zeee-Phi!) ENJOY ūüôā

NOTE: These pics were taken the day before my coil out video (day 4 of my post-beach coily afro). I used a little water, brushed my hair back on one side & used bobby pins to secure it.

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: Bright blue (inner) & raspberry-colored (outer) cream eyeshadow from Claire’s 24 palette

SHADOW: I covered the inner two-thirds of my lower eyelid in blue from the CoverGirl Tropical Fusion palette, then I blended that into Meltdown Mauve (also Covergirl) on my outer eyelid. I emphasized the outer v using the darkest pink from the CG TruCheeks blush palette (No 5). I used matte peach (WNW Greed palette) on my brow bone.

OTHER DETAILS‚Ķ I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L‚ÄôOreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I applied NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Black Bean to my upper lashline using my Ardell Duo Brow Brush (SN: I lost my WNW cream liner ūüė¶ Imma get a new one soon). Using a pencil brush, I also applied the same blue & pink eyeshadow to my lower lash line to match the colors on my eyelid.

LIPS: Carmex + ‚ÄúStop Violence in the Home‚ÄĚ lip gloss¬†by The Body Shop

CHEEKS: Ulta single e/s in Sparks in the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B) on the apples of my cheeks

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

FOTD: Teenage Mutant…

3 Jun

Whatchu know bout dem ninja turtles?!¬†I am an 80s baby to the core! And although this FOTD wasn’t inspired by Donatello, it definitely made me think of him. LOL

FACT: I am not fond of outdoor barbeques, otherwise known as cookouts…¬†I live in Alabama. So it’s about 93¬į in the shade, with a 70¬į dew point [I won’t even mention my aversion to insects].¬†If you have curly hair then you already know these conditions make for crazy, frizzy hair days!¬†¬†But this Memorial Day I was rocking my coily afro, so I didn’t miss a beat! *SCORE*¬†

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: On my tear ducts I used matte off white (WNW Vanity palette) & faded that into pale green then to lime green across my lower lid (from Shany 120 palette). Then I used matte eggplant purple to create a cut crease (WNW Lust palette)… I extended the dark purple all the way to my outer v & down to my waterline (in lieu of eyeliner). I used matte peach & shimmery champagne e/s (WNW Greed) on my browbone.

OTHER DETAILS…I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes.

LIPS: Carmex + Maybelline Shinesational lip gloss in Peach Sorbet

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B)

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

FOTD: Sand & Surf

2 Jun

¬†This face of the day is a tribute to my PCB getaway… ENJOY ūüôā

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my lower lid in gold & highlighted my tearducts with matte off white (both from WNW Vanity palette).  Then I applied orange e/s to my crease (Shany 120 palette), matte dark brown to my outer v & matte camel to my brow bone (also 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 lashine with Wet N Wild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline, I used WetNWild eyeliner pencil in turquoise & topped that with a shimmery aqua colored eyeshadow for emphasis.

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

CHEEKS: Ulta single e/s in Sparks in the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B) on the apples of my cheeks

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

I wanna go back…