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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: Brown Smoky FOTD

8 Nov

Click here to read the 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: QueenB’s African Sahara

17 Oct

This FOTD was inspired by the late, great QueenB, who passed away earlier this year. Her looks were impeccable & she will be missed! Click here to watch her African Sahara tutorial video.

PRIMER: NYX High Def e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Yellow

SHADOW: I covered my lower lid in Coastal Scents’ Canary Yellow mica powder. Using my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush, I applied orange e/s (Shany Cosmetics 120 palette) from my crease to just below my brow bone. Then I went back in with a smaller brush (Coastal Scents Italian badger crease brush) & applied matte dark brown e/s (Wet N Wild Vanity palette) to the inner crease, to create a distinct boundary between the yellow & orange eyeshadows. Then I used matte camel to fade the orange e/s into my brow bone & frosty champagne e/s to highlight the arches of my eyebrows (also from WNW Vanity). I lined my lower lashline with Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in cool green, then I used a pencil brush to apply matte, grassy green e/s & set the liner. Continue reading

FOTD: My Funny Valentine

6 Oct

This is the perfect look for Valentine’s Day… too bad it’s October! I don’t think I’ve ever worn pink & peach this way, but I like it 🙂 Oddly enough, my mother didn’t like this Face of the Day. She said the dark pink & blackened purple on my outer v made my eyelids appear bruised. LOL, A MESS!!!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower lid in matte peach e/s from the Wet N Wild Greed palette. To create the cut crease, I drew a line along the crease of my eyelid using my Coastal Scents Italian badger crease brush *LOVES* & matte, pinkish-burgundy e/s from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette. I applied matte, blackened purple e/s (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to the corner of my outer v using my pencil brush & matte peach (same as before) to my brow bone using my Avon ergonomic large e/s brush. Finally I used my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush to blend the pink into the peach along my brow bone. Continue reading

FOTD: Apple Jacks

4 Oct

Fourscore & seven years ago… I promised my sorority sister that I would do a Face of the Day in honor of her favorite cereal: APPLE JACKS! *luv ya Fabo* I shan’t lie, Apple Jacks are pretty tasty, but they don’t hold a candle to my beloved Froot Loops. Click here to see the Froot Loops FOTD! 

Last Saturday Mom & I attended a holiday/ floral expo. Frazer United Methodist Church hosted “Decorate your Days” to raise money for the Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama. They had vendors who sold food, Christmas decorations, jewelry & other random stuff.  Local florists took the stage to show us how to make floral arrangements. I was waaaaay outta place down in “granny central”, but it’s always great to spend an afternoon with the one who gave you life! I’m sure those old ladies thought I was some kind of Christmas fanatic with my red & green eyeshadow, but Mama loved it & that’s all that matters! She called me “Miss Green” all afternoon… LOL! 

I almost forgot to mention that Auburn beat South Carolina! WAAAR EAGLE... HEY!

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FOTD: “Lucky” Re-loaded

3 Aug

I liked the Feelin’ Lucky FOTD soooo much that I decided to give it another go. But this time I used turquoise on my lower lid (instead of green) & purple on my crease (instead of fuchsia). ENJOY!

PRIMER:  NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green

SHADOW: I used matte turquoise on my outer lower lid (Shany 120 palette). I faded that color into a frosty teal e/s (also Shany) & used matte off-white to highlight my tearducts (Wet N Wild Greed palette). I used matte lavender to accent my crease & dark purple to deepen the outer v (also Shany). Finally, I used matte peach e/s to highlight my brow bone (from the Wet N Wild Greed 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. I used Wet N Wild pencil in turquoise on my waterline & set it by applying turquoise e/s with my pencil brush.

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

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep

Video tutorial coming soon!

Tutorial: Feelin’ Lucky FOTD

27 Jul

FOTD: Feelin’ Lucky

27 Jul

I feel lucky whenever I wear green! 🙂

This FOTD was inspired by fellow blogger & makeup enthusiast, the lovely Tina Marie! A couple of weeks ago she did a green & purple amethyst makeup tutorial for her blog TinaMarieOnline… Click here to check it out!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green

SHADOW: I used matte grassy green over the majority of my lower lid. I faded that color inward; from darker grassy green, to apple green (both from the Shany 120 palette). I used matte off-white to highlight my tearducts (Wet N Wild Greed palette). I used matte fuchsia to accent my crease & dark purple to deepen the outer v (also from Shany 120 palette). Finally, I used matte peach e/s to highlight my brow bone (from the Wet N Wild Greed 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. On my waterline I used Wet N Wild pencil in turquoise, then I used a pencil brush to apply green & purple e/s.

LIPS:  Carmex + “Stop Violence in the Home” lip gloss by The Body Shop

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Nada

Stay tuned for tutorial video…