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Tutorial: Tis the season FOTD

30 Dec

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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… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & 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 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 “Sparks” 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° & pouring rain outside! SN: Have I ever told y’all how in love I am with Brian McKnight? He’s my old man crush! 😉 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*

Tutorial: Evergreen FOTD

16 Dec

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FOTD: Evergreen

13 Dec

Today’s face was inspired by the beauty of the coniferous forest. This pic is the closest I’ll ever get to experiencing crisp mountain air. It’s beautiful & all, but have you seen the movie The Edge? I don’t do bears, boo boo! I’ll just enjoy the view from my computer screen & sniff my pine-scented candle, thanks! LOL

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Turquoise Pearl. Then I used my pencil brush to draw a line along the crease of my eyelid in shimmery, dark green e/s (from the Wet N Wild Snow Sprite palette). I used my Coastal Scents crease brush to blend that line & fade the dark green e/s into a matte grassy green (from the Shany 120 palette). Finally I used matte peach e/s (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette) to highlight my brow bone.

   

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & 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 liner in black.

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

LIPS: Lancome Color Design lipstick in Trendy Mauve + Powetic Treasures lip gloss in Pink Passion

FACE: Nada

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SN: I straightened my hair this weekend. Stay tuned for a post on my methodology…

Product Review: Wet N Wild Snow Sprite palette

7 Dec

It’s been awhile since the September Acquisitions haul, where I first mentioned this palette, but as with most things, my review is better late than never! 🙂 The Snow Sprite eyeshadow palette was part of the Wet N Wild’s 2010 Holiday collection. I randomly found it on the clearance aisle at my local grocery store for $1.24! If you stumble upon it, here’s what you should know…

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 5 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 5 stars

The Snow Sprite palette consists of 6 shimmer & frost finish eyeshadows in various shades of green & blue, as well as a glittery silver mini eyeliner pencil. It’s hard to find fault with something that can be purchased using the spare change in your cup holder. So my only gripe is that there are no matte eyeshadows in this palette. If you prefer mattes, then this shimmerific, frostastic palette may not be the best choice for you. I bought it because I felt like I needed this shade of green in my life. If every other shadow in this palette sucked, it still would have gotten 5 stars from me because of how much I love this dark, shimmery green. It has become an integral part of my green cut crease looks (see Halloween & Thanksgiving FOTDs)… *dismounts soapbox* The Snow Sprite palette was my 4th Color Icon e/s purchase, so I’m pretty confident in the quality of this product line. Highly pigmented e/s for $5? Works for me. Thank you Wet N Wild for raising the bar on drugstore brand e/s… CoverGirl needed to step their game up anyway! LOL 😉

I applied the swatches over Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer, using a cosmetic brush. The colors are as follows:

  • shimmery midnight blue w/royal blue sparkles
  • bluish-silver (frost-finish)
  • silver (frost-finish)
  • shimmery hunter green – *LOVES*
  • light, yellowish-green (frost-finish) – a GREAT highlight color
  • khaki green (frost-finish)

swatches are tilted toward the light (NO FLASH)

swatches are tilted away from the light (w/ FLASH)

Last, but not least, a swatch of the eyeliner. I have nothing interesting to say about this liner, it’s just like any other silver sparkle eyeliner I’ve ever used.If you’ve never tried silver eyeliner, the holidays are the perfect time to give it a try. Applying a thin line of silver liner to your waterline will make your eyes appear brighter & more awake.

Thanksgiving FOTD

25 Nov

I haven’t done an Autumn inspired FOTD yet, so I felt that Thanksgiving was the perfect opportunity to embrace the colors of this season… ENJOY!

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PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Orange pearl. To create the cut crease, I used my pencil brush to draw a line along the crease of my eyelid in shimmery, dark green e/s (from the Wet N Wild Snow Sprite palette). Then I used my Coastal Scents Italian badger hair crease brush to blend that line & fade the dark green e/s into a lighter shimmery green (Verdigris by Ulta). Finally I used matte camel e/s (from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette) to highlight my brow bone.

   

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & 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”.  I also used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010 for light to medium complexions).

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

LIPS: E.O.S. Honeysuckle Honeydew lip balm + Liplicious lip gloss in Brown Sugar

FOTD: Mean Green

22 Nov

So I’m a little behind on my faces of the day… blame it on intense holiday preparations. Mama had me working like a Hebrew slave this past weekend, LOL! But we are ready for Thanksgiving! How about you?

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo pencil in Rocky Mountain Green

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower lid in teal green e/s (frost finish) from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette. Then I applied Java Bean (a shimmery brown e/s) by Milani along my crease & blended it upwards. Next I used matte peach e/s from the Wet N Wild Greed palette on my brow bone. I also added a touch of matte dark purple to my outer v for added depth.

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy eyebrow duo in brunette & CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Then I used 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 turquoise along my lower lashline & applied the same frosty teal & dark purple (from my eyelid) to my under eye. Then I used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010 for light to medium complexions).

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.

LIPS:  E.O.S. lip balm + Maybelline Shiny-Licious lip gloss in Peach Sortbet

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

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

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…

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! 😉

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ONTO THE MAKEUP! Click here to read my Halloween FOTD