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Weekend shenanigans & FOTD: Sunday’s Best

14 Nov

Hey Glams! How was your weekend? Mine was awesome! (relaxation.com) I caught up on my sleep & my DVR, snagged a few new beauty products, washed & DC’ed my wig & listened to countless hours of Pandora. If you don’t have Pandora in your life, you don’t know what you’re missing. I was bumping the Ryan Leslie channel so hard that my neighbors know all the words to Guardian Angel, LOL! I couldn’t bear to watch my beloved alma mater get massacred by the Bulldogs, so don’t even ask me about that game 😥 Did you see the Michigan State/ UNC Tar Heels game on the USS Carl Vinson? A basketball game on an aircraft carrier! It doesn’t get any cooler than that!

And because I know you’re dying to hear some Ryan Leslie…

 Shout out to Stacy & Terrell, who rescued me from solitary confinement by inviting me to church & Sunday dinner. *TEAR* Onto the makeup…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered the inner third of my eyelid, including the tearduct area, in frosty, pistachio green e/s from the Wet N Wild Snow Sprite palette. Then I applied frosty, shamrock green (from the Wet N Wild Pride palette) to the center of my lower lid. Next I used cerulean blue e/s in satin finish to define my crease & outer v (from the Black Radiance Retro Chic palette). I also used a bit of the shimmery navy blue (Pride palette) to darken the outer v & matte camel e/s from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette to highlight my brow bone.

Click the pictures below for a closer look at the shadows used:

  

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & Maybelline Falsies mascara in blackest black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline using Wet N Wild cream liner in black. I also applied Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in white to my lower lashline & applied the same greens & blues (from my eyelid) to my under eye.

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

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

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Tutorial: Smoky blue w/ a twist

13 Nov

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Tutorial: Brown Smoky FOTD

8 Nov

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FOTD: Sweet Hearts

7 Nov

 This FOTD was inspired by my friend, cosmetologist extraordinaire, Jasmine & the makeup artistry of her brother Gabe. After I finished this look I realized that it looks just like a box of Sweet Hearts. They’re pretty to look at, but not my favorite candy. I always pick & eat the white ones, then throw the rest away. I know that sounds really bougie, but the other colors taste like TUMS. LOL! Moving on… All the eyeshadows mentioned below are matte finish, from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette, unless otherwise stated. Some of Shany’s pastels are a bit chalky, so I had to really pack them on, but I’m pleased with the overall look.

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered the inner third of my eyelid (including the tearduct area) in pastel yellow. Then I applied light pink to the center of my lower lid & teal green to my outer v. To create the cut crease, I used my pencil brush to draw a thin line of dark purple e/s along the crease. Then I used my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush to fade the dark purple into fuchsia. Finally, I blended the fuchsia into peach along my brow bone ( from the Wet N Wild Greed palette). Click the picture below for a closer look at the shadows used:

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Ruby Kisses Never Smudge liquid eyeliner in Royal Purple & my waterline with Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in turquoise. I set the eyeliner by applying teal green e/s on top (using my pencil brush).

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild blush in Heather Silk

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

Tutorial video coming soon…

FOTD: Smoky blue with a twist…

5 Nov

This look is very similar to the Starry Eyed Girl FOTD. I was really disappointed by Vicky’s Secret e/s I used in that look, so I wanted to try it again using different products. Besides, I needed to use my NEW Wet N Wild Pride palette (from the September Beauty Acquisitions video). I plan to do a few looks with it before I give a formal product review. So far it’s good, but I’m not  surprised; WNW Cosmetics really stepped their game up with the Color Icon collection. I hope y’all are in the mood for some blues & greens… LEGGO!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: Grayish-blue cream shadow (via Claire’s 24 palette) & NYX Jumbo pencil in Yellow on my tearducts

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid & crease (excluding my tearducts) in shimmery navy blue e/s from the Wet N Wild Pride palette. I used Canary Yellow mica powder by Coastal Scents to brighten my tearducts &  cerulean blue (satin finish) e/s from the Black Radiance Retro Chic palette to brighten the center of my eyelids. Then I applied matte camel e/s to my brow bone (WNW Vanity palette) & matte black from the WNW Greed palette to darken my outer v.

   

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Volume Express “Falsies” Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black & my waterline with Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in teal.

CHEEKS: I used Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks &  CoverGirl e/s in Meltdown Mauve on the apples of my cheeks.

LIPS: Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip color in Sand Storm (913C) + Maybelline Shiny-Licious Lip Gloss in Peach Sorbet

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this look…

FOTD: A brown smoky eye

4 Nov

This FOTD is a recreation of my makeup in the Knot Today product review. Every woman needs a go-to neutral look! They’re so simple. Case in point: this look was created using only shadows from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette. But y’all know how much I LOVE color, so today my POP of color was Green Shimmer HD gel liner by Ruby Kisses; it’s a dark green w/ flecks of gold glitter.

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean (on the outer half of my eyelids)

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in shimmery brown e/s. Then I used matte dark brown e/s to darken my outer v & matte camel to highlight brow bone. Finally I used frosty champagne to highlight my tearducts, as well as the arches of my eyebrow. ALL shadows used in this look are from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette.

 

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Volume Express “Falsies” Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black & my waterline with Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in “green shimmer”.

LIPS: Carmex + Maybelline Shiny-Licious Lip Gloss in Peach Sorbet

CHEEKS: I used Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks &  Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey on the apples of my cheeks.

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this look…

Tutorial: Halloween FOTD

1 Nov

S.I.A.G. in HIGH DEFINITION!

My family is relieved that I’ve found an outlet for my PJism! I know my brother was tired of listening to my makeup reviews & hair babble *crickets chirping* LOL! So my final birthday present was an HD camcorder! I’m grateful to have such an awesome support system & I look forward to bringing you higher quality reviews & tutorials! 😉

My Team

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ONTO THE MAKEUP! Click here to read my Halloween FOTD

FOTD: Inspired by Halloween

31 Oct

Muah-haha haaa! *in my diabolical LAUGH*

My coworkers decided that we would dress up for Halloween, so I actually wore this to work. I think my clients were at least mildly amused by our shenanigans, LOL. I rarely celebrate Halloween, but it was fun getting dressed up this year. I even bought candy for a whopping six Trick-Or-Treaters! *whomp whomp* ONTO THE MAKEUP…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW:I covered my entire lower eyelid in a shimmery orange e/s from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette. To create the cut crease, I drew a line along the crease of my eyelid using a black eyeliner pencil. Continue reading

FOTD: 27 & loving it!

24 Oct

This weekend my bestie took me to Sephora & bought me some awesome goodies! Of course I had to debut at least one of them in my birthday FOTD… Sephora cream liner in Electric Teal!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: Copper colored cream shadow from Claire’s 24 palette

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in a shimmery orange e/s from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette. Then I used matte brown e/s from the Coffee Shop e/s quad by CoverGirl to darken my crease & outer v. Finally I used matte peach e/s, from the Wet N Wild Greed palette, to highlight my brow bone & tearducts. Continue reading

FOTD: Chameleon Glitter

21 Oct

Today’s FOTD was inspired by QueenB’s MAC Delft, Blue Brown & Spiritualize makeup look, however I used the MAC dupes to create my look.

Base:

MAC paintpot in Delft

DUPE: Clair's 24 Cream Eyeshadow palette

The entire cream shadow palette costs $13 @ Claire’s Boutique Continue reading