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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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Tutorial: FOTD Devilment

26 Sep

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Weekend shenanigans & FOTD: All kinds of devilment

19 Sep

Hey Glams! I hope y’all had as good a weekend as I did! I kicked it with my sorors from Alabama State University. The university hosted a block party Friday night to kickoff construction on the new Hornet Stadium & on Saturday we tailgated w/ my frat brothers for ASU’s first home game… GREAT FUN!!!

…one of my friends gave birth to this beautiful baby ūüôā

…and on a somber note, Auburn lost to Clemson *sniff sniff* But I still love my Tigers! WDE BABY!!!

CONFESSION: I did this FOTD about 2 and a half months ago, but reality television programming & general laziness prevented me from showing it to you. Continue reading

FOTD: TGIF!

19 Aug

Friday was always my favorite day of the week when I was growing up! Mom would order a pizza & let us eat outside of the kitchen *GASP* in front of ABC’s family friendly sitcom line-up, otherwise known as TGIF! Full House, Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Step by Step, Hanging w/ Mr. Cooper, Dinosaurs, Sister Sister, Sabrina the Teenage Witch… those were the days!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk

SHADOW:¬†I covered my lower eyelid in a shimmery fuchsia e/s (from the Shany¬†120 palette) &¬†used pastel pink (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to highlight my tearducts. Then I used shimmery navy blue e/s from the L’Oreal Infinite Wear e/s quad in ‚ÄúMilla’s Blues‚ÄĚ to create the cut crease. I blended the navy blue e/s in to matte peach e/s (from the Wet N Wild Greed 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 lashline with Wet N Wild cream liner in black. I used Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in turquoise on my waterline & I set the eyeliner by applying frosty mint green e/s (inner) & turquoise e/s (outer) using my pencil brush (both from the Shany 120 palette).

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

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Nada

FOTD: Sunshine… Blue skies

14 Jul

It’s summatime y’all! *in my southern accent*

Although summer is not my favorite¬†season, it does have some particularly wonderful attributes! Long days, beautiful sunsets, cookouts, sundresses, open-toed shoes, Vacation Bible School & summer camp (Oh the memories), ripe & extremely inexpensive fruit, trips to the beach, family¬†reunions, & last, but not least… tans!¬†Speaking of¬†summer complexions; I’m in transition from caramel to mocha. My pressed powder doesn’t even match anymore, LOL¬†:/

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yellow

SHADOW: I applied Coastal Scents Mica powder in Canary Yellow to my inner lower eyelid. On my outer lower lid I used matte aqua blue eyeshadow (Shany 120 palette). Then I used matte royal blue e/s (also Shany) to define my crease & lower lashline & matte camel (WNW Vanity) to highlight my brow bone.

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

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild blush in Heather Silk

FACE: Nada

Video tutorial coming soon…¬†

FOTD: I found Nemo!!!

17 Jun

This face of the day was obviously inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie Finding Nemo. If you haven’t already, you should check it out. You’ll laugh, cry & even bite your fingernails… (LOL) It’s a definitely new classic!

NOTE: This look was meant to be a loose interpretation of the orange & white stripes of a clown fish. I opted for the gradation effect in lieu of harsh stripes ūüôā

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cherry (tearducts & outer v) & Milk (in the center of my lower lid)

SHADOW: I used orange e/s from the Shany 120 palette on my tearducts & my outer v (leaving a white space in the middle)… then I loaded my brush with tangerine-colored e/s & blended the darker shade of orange into the white (creating a gradation of color from dark to light)… Next I covered the center of my lower eyelids in matte off-white (WNW Greed palette). I used matte peach e/s on my browbone

I’m aware that my process is kinda complicated…

Click here to watch the video tutorial ūüôā

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 Wet N Wild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline, I used WNW eyeliner pencil in Turquoise & aqua-colored e/s from Shany 120 palette.

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

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild Blush in ‚ÄúHeather Silk‚ÄĚ

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)


FOTD: The Pink Avenger

16 Jun

After I see a hero movie (such as X-Men, Spiderman, Superman) I always ask people “if you could have any super power, what would it be?” I can never pick just one, so these are my super powers of choice:

  1. The ability to fly… cuz planes are waaay faster than trains!
  2. The ability to become invisible (at will)… on days when I don’t wanna be bothered, I can just vanish!

How exactly am I supposed to save the world using these self-motivated super powers!??! *crickets chirping* I guess that’s why God made me regular…LOL

TANGENTIAL COMMENTARY: Have you ever seen the show Lie to Me? It comes on Fox. It’s about a behavioral analyst team who can detect whether or not someone is lying just by reading their facial expressions, gestures, ticks & body language. They use the powers of observation & deductive reasoning to help solve crimes. Now that’s a REAL LIFE super power I wouldn’t mind having!!!

*Now back to the regularly scheduled programming*

Naturally, I would wanna be called¬†“Super Sham,” but then I remembered no hero ever uses his/her government name, so I chose the moniker¬†“The Pink Avenger”…

<—— And this would be my cape…

And instead of a mask, I would wear some EYE-POPPING, PINK shadow like this¬† ——>

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cherry

SHADOW:¬†On the inner half of my lower eyelid I used matte¬†bubblegum pink & I faded that into magenta on my outer lid¬†(Shany¬†120 palette)… then I applied sparkly black e/s (WNW Greed palette) to my crease using my Coastal Scents crease brush. I used matte peach to fill in the space between my crease & my¬†brow bone… & off-white to brighten my tearducts¬†(also WNW Greed 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 lashline with Wet N Wild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline, I used Ulta glitter eyeliner pencil in Silver.

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

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild Blush in ‚ÄúHeather Silk‚ÄĚ

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Click here to view tutorial video

FOTD: October’s Very Own

14 Jun

*DRIZZY!*¬†Yeah… I luv me some him &¬†like the title of this post suggests, I was also born in the tenth month of the year. October babies are sooo¬†friggin¬†awesome that we have not one, but TWO¬†birthstones: opal & pink tourmaline. Cool huh?! BTW this is pink tourmaline, which was the inspiration for my FOTD —————>

Just look @ my future hubby…

Other famous people born in October: My mama (Hey… she’s famous to me)¬† Julie Andrews, Donna Karan, India Arie, Mahatma Gandhi, Jerry Orbach, Gwen Stefani, Bernie Mac, Toni Braxton, Hugh Jackman, Mya, Susan Sarandon,¬†Usher, Ralph Lauren, Eminem, Matt Damon, Nick Cannon, Wyclef¬†Jean, Snoop Dogg, Kim Kardashian, Thelonius¬†Monk, Monica, Ciara, Katy Perry, Pablo Picasso, Esperanza Spalding, Hilary Clinton, Wynton Marsalis, Ruby Dee, Eleanor & Theodore Roosevelt, Joaquin Phoenix, Gabrielle Union, Julia Roberts, Bill Gates & Willow Smith, to name a few… Admit it; you feel enlightened ūüôā And for that, you’re welcome (LOL)… Now onto the makeup!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (white)

SHADOW:¬†I covered my entire lower lid¬†in NYX¬†Pearl Mania pigment called “Sky Pink.” I used¬†matte camel on my browbone (WNW Vanity palette) & the darkest matte purple (from the WNW Lust palette) to deepen my outer v.

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 black.

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

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