Pink Bronzed Makeup

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While getting youtube inspiration for the Kim Kardashian look, I remembered to check out The Makeup Republic because she has such awesome makeup tutorials.  On her front page, she had a BEAUTIFUL smoky pink look that I just HAD to try.

I’m very happy with the results!  It was ultra simple to do and received lots of compliments.  I think that it is a pretty way to amp up a neutral look, don’t you?  It could be worn to work, a weekend lunch, a date, anywhere!  Very feminine and girly.  What is great about it is if a darker burgundy is added to the crease and some black liner added, it can transition to a more nighttime, intense look!  Very versatile.

This is the video that gave the tutorial:

Here are the products that I used for it:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Revlon PhotoReady foundation in 011 Cappucino

-Revlon Colorstay Brow Enhancer in Blackened Brown/Taupe

-Smashbox Eyeshadow in Champagne

-MAC Expensive Pink, Mulch

-MAC Viva Glam V Lipglass

-Lancome Definicils Mascara in Black – I won this in a giveaway that the lovely Mischo Beauty hosted on her blog.  This mascara makes lashes pretty and inky shiny black, which I can really appreciate.  It separates nicely and gives some hold without making them too stiff.  The small brush ensures that you can get every lash!  I’d say that this is a good mascara for use during the day and something heavier should be used for nighttime looks.

I was going to work and it was early morning, so I didn’t make it as smoky as she did nor use as much heavy liner.


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Sexy Buxom Lips Giveaway

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Hey loves!  It’s giveaway time again 😀  Plump, full, sexy lips are ever popular and I want to be your fairy godmother of sorts, gifting you with an enviable pucker.

Bare Escentuals has debuted their “Buxom” line and the lip products are divine!  I felt like a kid in a candy store while at Sephora, applying the creamy lipstick to my hand to try out the colors, testing out the lipgloss and finding that it’s tingly and provides great shine while plumping up your pout for purely kiss worthy lips!  So to share the wealth, I am giving away TWO Buxom Lip Glosses to some lucky readers of mine 🙂

The colors that I have are “Melonie” which is a sheer hot pink and “Margarita” which is a sheer raspberry.

To win, leave a comment letting me know which of the two colors you’d want to have AND you must do the following:

-Follow this blog, via Bloglovin’ or with the email subscription button in the column to the left (let me know you’ve done that in the same comment where you say which color you’d like)

Easy right?  You can also tweet about this contest and get an EXTRA entry if you’ve done the above! “Enter the Sexy Buxom Lips lipgloss contest at http://tinyurl.com/2g3ccb2 compliments of @socialitedreams ”

Good luck beautifuls and I hope that you enjoy the lip gloss!  Contest ends Thursday August 12th at 11:59 cst

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Chicago Natural Hair Meetup Part 2

Saturday May 15th from 11am – 2pm there will be another natural hair meetup in Chicago at The Little Black Pearl, hosted by Leila of http://bglhonline.com/ again!!  I can’t wait to see my fellow naturals 🙂  If you read my previous post about the first meetup, you guys know that it was a good time and I hope that anyone in the Chicago area will come to join us to share hair care info, beauty products, hair products and much more 🙂  Check us out!

I’ll be there selling wonderful products by www.biggirlcosmetics.com such as diva gloss, mineral eye shadows, body butter and more 😀  The owner is a fellow Chicago natural sporting gorgeous Locs, so we have to support our peeps!  Bree of http://www.shopboutiqueunique.com/ will also be in attendance and she always has fly jewelry, so have those wallets ready for everything!  I’m sure there’ll be goodies all around.

Mall Fun and Reviews

Long time with no posts!  Sorry, I’ve been parts busy and parts uninspired to post.  Shame on me, I know, I’ll be better about it!  Promise!

So this weekend has been inspiring as far as wanting to post, because there’s been lots of beauty fun and deals!  Can’t go wrong with that, right?  On twitter I was chatting with @jadorebrittanie about what she uses to get her eyebrows to look like perfection and she suggested Revlon Colorstay brow enhancer.  Can I just say, this stuff is totally awesome?  It’s easy to use, just dark enough, looks natural, AND comes with a highlighter on the other end all for below $8!  Now I just want to get the eyebrow stencils from Anastasia Eyebrows from Sephora and I would be all set with creating perfectly sculpted eyebrows everyday.   I tried on a stencil yesterday at the store and the petite one fit my eyebrow but I’m curious what I’m supposed to do with the other 4 or 5 that come in the kit? Ration out to others as Christmas gifts?  They should have it where you could buy ONE shape for a much cheaper price.  The $20 tag is killing me for an eyebrow stencil.  We’ll have to see lol, I may be free drawing by hand!

I was asked by another twitter pal @MzTamz to help her find a good makeup look for her college graduation coming up (congrats babe!) because she liked my makeup from when I graduated:

UMiami Graduation

So we met at Sephora and giggled like school girls (oh wait, she IS a schoolgirl) over the vast array of products.  So much to look at! All the things to see, all of the colors, all of the variety.  Loves that place.  Readers, we found the DEAL OF THE CENTURY and I suggest you go grab a kit too!  There was a Smashbox Cosmetics kit called the Master’s Class Beauty Breakthroughs that included an eyeshadow palette with 5 great colors, a wax pencil for the brows, a mascara with little wand for getting all lashes, a concealer type undereye corrector/enhancer, berry cheek stain, AND some o-gloss for the phenomenal price of $39!!!  Come on, one eyeshadow trio for Smashbox is $28!  You get FIVE here WITH other stuff!  It’s an amazing deal, I suggest you snap it up, we couldn’t believe it and thought we’d get to register and be told “Oh no you silly girls, it’s $99 not 39, can you read??”  But alas, we walked away with dignity intact and wallet not screaming bloody murder.

Tammy ecstatic with her find

What a fun day!  Lol, and it only got better, as we walked out the store to chit chat about the great find and decide on what to do next, an innocent looking blonde haired blue eyed little boy walked by with his mother holding his hand and proceeded to reach out and caress Tammy’s booty!  We looked at each other shocked and his mom apologized because she thought he’d only bumped into us, then he looked back over his shoulder like “Yeah, I grabbed it AND WHAT??!”  We died laughing, like did you REALLY get felt up by a 3 year old?  Oh Tammy, you must reign in that sex appeal babe, have them going wild!  Pure hilarity.

My makeup look for the day was a soft smoky eye and red lip.

I used Korres Wild Rose foundation mixed with my Make Up For Ever Cognac foundation because the Korres was too orange and the MUFE was too dark, but mixed together and it’s the PERFECT color 😀  I’m a happy camper.  I’m noticing that the Korres doesn’t photograph as well though, it reacts with flash to have that white ash look.  Notice by the hairline?  MUFE alone doesn’t do that, but it’s formulated to be HD for the camera.  Hmmmm, good thing I’m not a model then with my face in the camera all day!  Eyeshadow was from two L’oreal H.I.P duos, Sassy and Dashing. Used the sassy lighter color all over lid (is more brown in person, looks pink in the pic online), the darker color on lids, then the black from Dashing in the crease and outer corners.  Followed with Diorshow Mascara, of course the new Revlon brow enhancer to fill in and sculpt brows,  and Make Up For Ever lipstick that I just LOVE in blue red.  Get so many compliments on that lipstick and the blue in the red makes teeth sparkle white 😀  Win-Win all around!

As well, went for a manicure/pedicure and I would HIGHLY suggest any Chicago readers to check out Angel Nails and Waxing in Oak Forest, Illinois. The owner is so funny and cool, not to mention the most detail oriented nail tech!  You get hot towels on feet, massage, precise coloring, pampering for a low low price, only $15-20 for a PEDICURE!  And she has coupons that she always gives out.  Since no one was there when I went because it was raining and an off hour, I got to feel like a spoiled princess with 3 of them doing my mani-pedi, one on each hand and one on feet.  She also has the most massive array of nail polishes, mainly OPI and China Glaze, so there’s a color for everyone.   Go get spoiled!

Don’t Believe the Hype

This post is inspired by Afrobella’s post concerning the hype around Carol’s Daughter products. We all have favorite products, often times purchased because we heard our favorite celebrity has it or know bloggers who rave about it, or the company just has a strong following *cough* MAC *cough*.

Then, once purchased, even if it doesn’t live up to what it should, we often overlook it because we have it so ingrained that it works! Some products that I used to buy, just because I convinced myself that they worked fabulously, are MAC lipglosses…They can be quite sticky and annoying, but just because they were my first introduction to something other than drugstore makeup, I stuck to them for years without even trying other brands. Then, there’s the Great Lash by Maybelline that always wins as consumer choice and makeup artists rave about it, etc etc. That stuff is WHACK. I mean, it’s nothing special, nothing to win accolades. I like the pink and green packaging, but that product is #1 in my book as having completely benefitted from WAY too much hype.

What are some of the products that you think have succeeded from too much hype? What are some that you brainwashed yourself into thinking was awesome, even with all signs pointing to “Oh hell no!”?

All Things Beautiful

I’m at my happiest when I am standing at a makeup counter, perusing the assorted products and knowing that with a couple swipes of said products, I can be transformed.

There is no better feeling than being dolled up and feeling GORGEOUS. With that said, here are some of my favorite beauty products that help lead towards that feeling of ultimate confidence for me:

All things Beautiful

1. Too Faced Magic Wand Illuminating foundation. This stuff blends well, disappears into my skin, and leaves me with an flawless skin that does not show I have on foundation. Woot Woot!

2. This year, I’m new to blushes and I could kick myself for not tapping into their glowy goodness years ago. I love the warm light that Nars’ Taj Mahal gives me as well as the everday look of MAC Format. MAC Breadth of Plum is cool for something different.

3. Too Faced Lash Injection works AWESOME wonders on my lashes. They look thick and black by the time I am done, which is definitely a plush. Almost look like false lashes with enough coats!

4. Murad Pure skin supplement. While this is not a makeup product, it contributes greatly to glowing, healthy skin. I’ve always been prone to breakouts and this stuff is one of the only things that has helped me to clear up.

Some beauty icons of mine when it comes to makeup are:

1. Pat Mcgrath. This lady can work magic with a product…sweet goodness, she transforms people like no other with her intricate makeup looks. I worship her!

2. Beyonce’s makeup. She works different colors and makeup looks, so I tip my hat off to her. Nothing is more boring to me than someone who wears the “natural” look EVERY FRIGGING DAY

3. Eve’s makeup. Miss lady is not at all afraid to work the bright and bold looks. I love her style!

4.Cleopatra. This original was a trendsetter. I mean really, do I have to say why she is an icon? loves it!

Shopping Extravaganza

Gotta love graduating because I totally racked up the loot!  With it, I went shopping today; haven’t done that in a while….Got such great things, I’m totally cheesing.  You know a girl is at her happiest when she shops….retail therapy ring a bell? 😉 

Anyway, here are the wonderful things I got, I’m stoked to get to use/wear it all!  And hope my boys like their gifts:

Michael’s gift (my brother, who I’m making over)

Conquest Legacy Graphic TeeBound by Courage Graphic Tee(in red)  Shop Express here

Now on to MY gifts for myself!  muhahaha

stopped in sephora so you KNOW I had to get myself a lil sumthin sumthin…what type of girl would I be otherwise?

Magic Wand Illuminating FoundationI love that this has a brush already, nice and easy!  lovely stuff, really

needed some new shoes to fit my shrinking feet (went down a shoe size, size and a half out of nowhere…should I get that checked out? lol)

Johanna Platform PumpCovet Sport Skimmer and some awesome leopard print flats that I can’t find the picture of…..which blows, since they are so de jour.

From H&M, I bought a pink and navy shirt with a denim pencil skirt.  no pics 😦

AMAZING sale at New York and Company!!  50% off of EVERYTHING…check it out here and I’ll show you the things I bought so far 😉 going back for more:

THE LUDLOW PEA COAT       coat for $50 and a silver handbag

Talk about giddy, I’m ecstatic with my bargains! lol…..happy shopping, girls!  until next time

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