Monday, May 28, 2012

Lippie of the day!

So, I'm in Brooklyn making my way to Dance Africa. Following the trend if bold lips, I've decided to don orange hued lips. This is Magnolia Makeup's Electro Peach topped with Armour Beauty's orange gloss, Lucy!


Dance Africa is a celebration of all things African... eating, drinking, dancing.... Today is the LAST day. Here is a video footage of what I experienced last year. See you there!

Sunglasses haul and more over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend!

First and foremost, my hats off, round of applause and standing ovation to the men and women in the armed services of America. It takes courage to do what they do. Everyday should be Memorial Day, especially for those whose lives were lost to protect our freedoms.

With the Memorial Day Weekend, comes the thought of finally experiencing the warmer summer climates and donning a cool pair of shades. Here are several bargain pairs that I picked up in my recent haul!!! Enjoy!

Also, today will be the last of Dance Africa festival in the downtown section of Brooklyn, New York. Hop the 2,3,4,5 to Atlantic Avenue! Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Trends in Eyebrows...

Hello, my lovelies...

As I perused some of my favorite fashion and beauty magazines, I noticed the trend of eyebrows returning to a more fuller look... think Brooke Shields when she first came out as a model in the Calvin Klein ads (IF you're old enough to remember). As a makeup artist, it forces you to challenge yourself and push your aesthetics from the usual "routine style" you may have. Can you adapt? It's vital to stay modern. What are your thoughts? Do you think you'll try a fuller brow?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

RIP, Queen of Disco- Donna Summer

Today I was shocked to hear of the passing of Donna Summer. Yesterday, it was the passing of Chuck Brown, King of the Go-Go sound and today we have lost the queen of disco. Listening to her music bought back happy memories growing up in the Bronx, living carefree, not knowing the stress that adults dealt with. That's when I thought her "Bad Girl" was referring to naughty kids that didn't listen to their parents.

Here is a look that I did almost two years ago inspired by her. May her soul rest in peace!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Perusing the CVS aisles, look what I found!!!

If anyone knows me, you'll know that I am always on the hunt for the latest, the greatest and the best beauty products. I enjoy being knowledgeable on products that will enhance my craft. While perusing the aisles of CVS, what did I see? Two 8-eyeshadow palettes that looked VERY similar. I was looking at the sale in the Wet n Wild section, which offered "buy 1, get 1 50% off." I moved to the Black Radiance section and commented to myself "This palette is in the wrong place." However, upon close inspection, I realized that it was indeed a Black Radiance eyeshadow palette. While both have similar color groupings, the price point is different. The Wet n Wild retails for $4.99 while the Black Radiance is a whopping $2 more at $6.99. I suspect that these products are both made from the same manufacturer... you be the judge!

Left- Black Radiance- Posh Plum Palette   Right- Wet n Wild- Petal Pusher Palette


Good heavens! It's like I've NOT posted in FOREVER! I'm feeling renewed and ready to go again. Let's see how long I can keep up this balancing act. Life has been very busy... between beating faces, being a mom and balancing family life, I'm running, running, running... or so it feels like. My daughter is in her senior year of high school, so you know how THAT goes... prom, graduation, finalizing college selections, etc. Pray for me!!!

I've gotta run, yet again, but stay tuned! We're going to take you behind the scenes at New Orleans Fashion Week with beauty sponsor Magnolia Makeup, we're also going to The Makeup Show New York. I have so much to share with you in regards to new products and hauls over the past few months. I can't wait!!! Be back SOON! Promise!