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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LOTN

Hello everyone,

Hope everyone week is going great so far, so far for me its ok, just another week but hey gotta be thankful... So I did this look for the night (LOTN).

Was going for simple and there you have it a 'simple look', nothing dramatic. Now for my foundation, I had did my face makeup in the day and I have tried a new method in using my Everyday Minerals foundation. I did the process of applying it wet, I sprayed my kabuki brush with some *homemade mixing medium/fix + (3 parts water and 1 parts glycerin) and then swirled in my foundation and applied it over the liquid foundation I applied first which is Revlon Colorstay (oily/combination):Mahogany.
Also today was my first time using a stippling brush to stipple my liquid foundation and I absolutely love the results, I will definitely be doing this method again. Sometimes we need to try new methods in makeup application to see what works well for us and what gives us the best results than before. I for one am still learning and trying new things everyday.


Here goes some pictures:









FACE:
Monistat Chafing Gel (primer)
Revlon Colorstay f/d (oily/combination): Mahogany
Everday Minerals f/d: Tan (*applied wet with homemade fix+)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer:NW45 (under eye dark circles)
NYC Translucent Powder

EYES:
LD
Milani e/s: Shock (lid, bottom lid)
Milani e/s: Flare (crease)
MAC e/s: Creme De Violet (over crease color)
MAC e/s: Cranberry (deepen crease)
Wet N Wild e/s: Creme (highlight)
Love my Eyes eye pencil duo: Passion (blue color~ waterline)
Wet N Wild Gel eye liner:black
XXL mascara


LIPS:
HIP l/s: Fervent
Covergirl l/g: Plum crazy


Now have a great night.

Smooches, Be fabulous!

Thank you's

Hello,

I am very appreciative to everyone who has taken the time to view my blog, read my thoughts, random stuff and even view the beauty looks I've done. I really appreciate it.

Also Thank you to those you have decided to follow my blog, Thank you and I really am grateful.

Thank you all...


Smooches & Be fabulous!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

LOTD & Random

Hello lovelies,

So I my day started out by getting out of bed earlier than usual as compared to any other day, my daughter had her 15mth doctor's appointment at 11am and knowing myself I take almost 3 hours to get me, myself and her ready. So I hurried a look for the day because unfortunately I was running out of time and was gonna get to the Pediatrician office late.

So here is a look that I wanted to name 'Cotton Candy', but its a no no for that name, didn't come out how I wanted (still in learning process):





still having bad hair day






(without flash)




I know my eyebrows look jacked up, still working on them...lol!

So what I used:

FACE:
MAC Studio Fix Powder-NW45
MAC Studio Fix Concealer -NW45


EYES:
UDPP
MAC Fuschia Pigment Sample (lid)
MAC Violet Pigment Sample (Crease)
H.I.P Reckless duo e/s: Purple (outer crease)
H.I.P Mischief duo e/s:Beige (highlight)
Rimmel eyeliner duo pencil: Funky chic : blue color (bottom lid)
MAC Aquadisiac e/s (bottome lid)
Rimmel black eyeliner (waterline)
Starry liquid eyeliner
Rimmel Glam mascara


So I got home and took a ling nap with my daughter, she was totally tired from the shots she got and the hot weather (today was hella hot)...We were out when we fell asleep, phone was ringing off the hook and I didn't even hear it...lol (blame it on the weather).



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Got up and decided to do something fresh with my Milani Runway eyes single eyeshadows that I hardly used because they are super glittery.








EYES:
LD
Revlon Illuminance: Moonlight Jewels (beige color base)
Milani Runway eyes: Lilly white (1/2 lid)
Milani Runway eyes: Bronzed Doll (outer 1/2 lid)
Milani Runway eyes: Blue Lagoon (crease)
Jordana e/s : Jack black (outer crease)
Lancome eyeshadow quad: Positive color (highlight)
black eyeliner
Starry liquid eyeliner
XXL mascara

Have a terrific week!

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P.S. Picture of my daughter after she got home and got 2 shots...lol...she is seriously my idol, she is so strong and a little brave heart, all smiley face even after her visit. I would be in pain still after any injection.

(mini me, think she was happy to be home, who likes a doctor's office)



Be fabulous!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

LOTD

Hello lovelies,

Hope yall are having a fun weekend, well I just finish having my dinner...yum yum...love me some fried chicken with rice & peas and spaghetti salad.
So before eating I attempted another green look. Even though I had nowhere going, but stayed home I felt I should utilize my makeup [as some do expire], so why have them take up dust :))
I also did a little makeup organization where I bought the triple storage organizers from Walgreens and organized my HIP duo eyeshadows and new haul of NYX round lipsticks.

Now here is the LOTD:

(without flash)





(with flash)



EYES:

L'oreal Decrease (LD)
NYX Jumbo Pencil Lemon
Fake MAC Chartreuse pigment (lid; applied wet then dry)
TKB Trading Green Apple Pop (over the lid color: applied wet then dry)
Color Workshop dark gold color (crease)
Color Workshop dark golden purple (over crease color)
Wet N Wild Creme e/s (Highlight)
Milani Runway Eyes quad: Glamorous Gem: gold color (bottom lid; applied wet)
Lanmei #016 loose pigment: shimmer green (tearduct)
H.I.P. black creme liner (waterline)
Starry liquid eyeliner (line lid)
XXL mascara
Charme false lashes #1




So I have ended this weekend with this look, best of wishes this week lovelies.

Smooches, Be fabulous!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

R u ready for summer? (Pt1)

Hi yall,

So are you anticipating this summer, I may be looking forwards to it a lil apart from the hot days, I think summer is cool, Now you know its that time to hit the sandy beaches. I love the beach, especially when I am back home in Jamaica, nothing feels so great than to be on the beach sipping a Pina Colada :)


This summer hot swim wear categories are Florals, Global, Ruffles, Rich Solids & '80's!!

FLORALS
Yes get out those garden fresh pretty design black or white swim wear, whether it be full fit or bikini, its a hit this summer.






Baby Phat (babyphat.com)


If your on a budget check out stores such as Old Navy, Baby Phat, American Eagle, Gojane.com for great prices on floral swimwear for the summer. Remember you can look cute even when you shop for less.


GLOBAL
Wear a worldly boho type swim wear with different exotic patterns.






Forever21 (forever21.com/ Forever21 stores)


RUFFLES

Wear a swimwear that has a girlie detail and gives that diva touch.



Victoria Secret (victoriasecret.com)


Check out stores such as J-crew & Juicy Couture for cute ruffle swim wear designs.


RICH SOLIDS

Restrict from the norm white & black and go for easy to wear shades (maroon, dark blue, deep purple, deep brown)

Check out Charlotte Russe, Victoria Secrets and Calvin Klein.


'80's
The era's hot neons and cool graphis return for the warmth of the sun.




Now go check out your fave stores and have fun shopping for those sexy & cute swim wear that fall int he trends for the summer. Don't forget to bring with you a sun block with SPF30, beach towel and of course your fave sunglasses and a bottle of water. Pop on your fave lipgloss, let those lips pop this summer.

Next up is summer series of hottest styles sunglasses of the summer, makeup products for the summer and summer clothings and shoes.

Stay tuned

Smooches!




LOTW

Hello,

So I decided to do another look being I had a lot of time on my hands today. My daughter was doing her usual running around the house and making her crazy loud noises (lol). So I did 2 looks for my LOTW...lol

Here goes ===>

First look is what I called A night over the ocean blue










Its like I got out of bed and put my swag on...lol


What I used:

FACE

MAC Blot powder: Deep Dark
MAC Studio concealer: NW45

Color Workshop blush: Pretty Pink
Wet N Wild bronzer: Thatian Sand (highlight)

EYES
LD
Cut crease with HIP creme liner in black 905
120 palette: black (on top of cut crease), deep purple (brow bone; middle bottom lid), purple (on deep prpl color; outer 3rd bottom lid),
off creme gold (highlight)
NYX Jumbo pencil Milk (lid base and bottom lid base)
TKB Trading Blueberry Pop (lid)
MAC Sea & Sky: dark blue (outer 1/2 lid)
Color workshop light prpl (inner 1/3 bottom lid)
Rimmel white eyeliner (waterline)
HIP creme liner (line lid)
Rimmel Glam mascara


LIPS:
NYX Fusion l/s
NYX Barbie Pink l/g



LOOK 2: Over the meadows




Very simple and cute look, I also change my eyebrows grooming color to a dark brown.

EYES:
L/D
NYX Barely There e/s (1/2 lid)
120 Palette: 'grass' Green color (outer 1/2 lid), black (outer crease), light brown/taupe color e/s (highlight)
Black pencil eyeliner (waterline)
Starry liquid liner (lid)
Mascara



Thanks for viewing and I am gonna do more looks (not for today). Oh by the way, I am planning to add some lil here and there of everything to my blog.



I'VE BEEN TAGGED :)

Hello

I have been tagged by the pretty Makeup Mama, how cool. Thanks for the tag mama (lol)
I have been MIA from my blog for a while and didn't realize that I was tagged (silly me)... So here goes lovely peeps ===>

Okay, here's the rules:

1. Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.
2. Tag eight other people.


What is your current obsession? makeup, Twilight, more makeup, shoes (esp. Christian Louboutins-- **wanting them) & wigs!


What is your weirdest obsession? makeup, its funny because I have really recently been obsessed and the people closest to me can't really understand why!


What were you wearing yesterday? black spandex leggings, green off the shoulder top & green peep toe flats


What’s for dinner today? dunno yet but had lunch late and I had: fried plantains, fried breadfruit (Jamaican dish), Jamaica hot sausages with Pepsi


What would make today special? My daughter's father came to visit her today in a long time & if I had the money to go makeup shopping at MAC for some dazzleglass

• What would you like to learn to do? To do my makeup better, to ride a bike, to fix a pc/computer, to cook much better, to draw, to sing, to design, to film & edit!

• What’s the last thing you bought? Prestige eyeshadows & Jane blush (Walgreens)... Its a girl Mylar balloon & a bunny teddy bear (CVS)

What are you listening to right now? the Tv (Torque movie playing)


What is your favorite weather? warm and windy


What is your most challenging goal right now? to reach the ultimate in my career due to the current economic crisis now and being that I live in a city where 'special effects' career choice is limited to job employment, paying off student loans [unemployed mom] :((.


What do you think about the person who tagged you? Very pretty, terrific blogger & she can do some fierce makeup looks ... Would love to have some of your makeup skills :))

Which current artist/actor do you think is looking "hot" right now? Drake (Young Money baby)


So who do I tag

LOTD

Hey Lovely Peeps,

So I have been away, I have been procrastinating on doing makeup this week, I was more likely trying different lips colors. Obviously its spring and soon to be summer (yay!!), so the lips need to be poppin and on. The trends for the season is bright pinks, deep purple and light pinks. So this is a LOTD. I wasn't too liking the outcome but I'll definitely have another look up soon. Btw please neglect my bad hair day, yup I have been lazy with my hair, I feel like just cutting it in a bob cut to rock this summer, its so hard to style and I just hate how dull it is nowadays, its like everyday its in ponytail :(
So check out this Gold, Purple and Blue look===>







[[Disclaimer: BAD HAIR DAY :((]]


PRODUCTS USED:

Face
MAC Studio Fix Concealer:NW 45
MAC Studio Fix Powder: NW45
Revlon Floral Affair Hushed Blush

Eyes
LD
HIP Flamboyant (Gold side - 1/4 of lid)
120 Palette - (Light Purple [ **2nd palette -3rd row, 1st col], Purple [*1st palette- 3rd row, 6th col], Blue [*3rd row, 3rd col] ((on the lid))
HIP Adventurous- champagne color (highlight)
HIP Intricate Crayon (line bottom lid)
****same color effect on bottom lid over the HIP crayon
Rimmel Crayon Funky chic- light blue color (waterline)
Starry liquid liner
XXL Mascara

Lips
NYC Coverstick- Medium
Absolute lip pencil-Pink Sachet
NYX Round lipstick Narcissus
Victoria Secret Sublime Lipgloss



I'll definitely have a LOTW up later, hope everyone have a great weekend!

Smooches!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Carmen Wig By Model Model Glance with some riddim of H.I.P.

Hello Lovelies,

So I had purchase this wig from www.hairsisters.com recently and it finally came, Wooohooo!!
I love mail and newbies...lol...I have been waiting for a week and few days now for it. All I can say is I love it (x3). I love the texture, the look, the feel and just love my color choice. I hate grooming my hair or even styling it for that matter, my hair texture is thin and my hair is in a world by itself and not cooperating with me. I recently cut the front by myself to create bangs and I got use to it for the time being but I hate sometimes having to putting it in a ponytail, I needed a change.
I've known myself since my hair has somewhat of lengths to be putting it in a ponytail, that's why I always cut in a shoulder length bob and rock it, but the verdict in cutting my hair is not approved (well solely not by me).

So here is how Glance Model Model - Carmen wig looks




The model rocks it well but I'm gonna rock it better (being conceited).



Here is a video with pictures of me rocking the wig.


video



Here is a list of what I used for my makeup look:

FACE:
Revlon Colorstay F/d: Mahogany
MAC concealer: NW45
MAC MSF Natural : Deep dark
Maybelline blush: Fresh Plum
MAC MSF Gold Deposit (highlight)

EYES:
UDPP
Loreal H.I.P. e/s: Gunmetal (lighter color:inner 1/3 of the lid, bottom lid; darker color: & outer crease & crease, bottom lid)
Loreal H.I.P. e/s: Riotous (lighter color:middle of the lid)
Sally's girl : Expresso (highlight)
Rimmel black eyeliner(waterline)
H.I.P. cream eyeliner: Teal (line the lid)
Rimmel Glam eyes mascara

LIPS:
Victoria Secret lipgloss: Sublime



Well lovely people if you wanna try this wig, check out www.hairsisters.com
They always have sale on their wigs and Carmen is definitely a buy.


Smooches & Be fabulous!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

LOTD

Hello lovelies,

I have decided to do a neutral look with a hint of color for the day, I don't like neutral looks, but I most definitely do now after trying this look. I mostly wear colored eye makeup and it was my first neutral look. So here goes some pictures and a list of the items used. Hope you likey!! yea likey!!!...lol

Guess what I used too...can you believe my makeup is not even high end products or even drugstore, it's Dollar store makeup... yep the infamous LA colors!












ITEMS USED:

FACE:
Loreal True Match F/d: C7 Nut brown {definitely not liking this f/d & it doesn't match :( }
Loreal True Match concealer: c6-7-8
Color workshop blush: deep russet color
Wet N wild bronzer (highlight): Bali

EYES:
UDPP/Loreal Decrease (I was testing the duration of this makeup line with two different base on each eye: R eye= Loreal Decrease; L eye=UDPP)
NYX Jumbo pencil MILK (on the lid)
LA Colors 12 e/s palette :Supernatural: 1st color:white (lid)
LA Colors 12 e/s palette: Traditional: 8th color: shimmer brown (outer crease & crease)
LA Colors 12 e/s palette: Traditional: 4th color: shimmer bronze (highlight)
Jordana Blackjack e/s (outer crease)
120 Palette matte lime green color (inner tear duct)
Rimmel eyeliner(waterline)
Starry liquid liner(line lid)
Maybelline XXL mascara: Black

LIPS:
HIP Lipstruck color: Harmless



Now here is the verdict of which base works best with these eyshadows by far, its UDPP (urban decay primer potion). The Loreal decrease primer tends to crease on me when I apply NYX milk jumbo pencil on top. UDPP doesn't do that that effect when I apply NYX jumbo pencil Milk. Nonetheless, the UDPP didn't crease and I wore the makeup for a long 7 hrs.


If you just starting into makeup check out the LA Colors brandm you will be amazed at the quality you get for a buck. There are great bargain makeup lines out there you just have to research and find them, I am about saving and bargain especially in this economic time & me being unemployed....so every dollar I can save counts. Being that I love makeup, well $1 eyeshadow with 12 colors works for me... (smiles***).


Go check out your local Dollar General or Dollar Tree or Family Dollar for some LA Colors eyeshadow.




Smooches!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE

HOPE YOUR EASTER IS FUN AND FILLED WITH LOTS OF THOSE CHOCOLATE BUNNY GOODIES...LOL
MY EASTER SUNDAY IS A REGULAR SUNDAY, I WAS MAINLY ENJOYING THE SUNNY DAY, INDOORS.
I AM REALLY NOT THRILLED AND OVERLY EXCITED EVEN THOUGH THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE A HOLIDAY THAT REFLECTS THE PASSOVER AND THE TIME JESUS DIED TO SAVE OUR SINS. I THINK WHEN I AM BACK HOME IN JAMAICA, I CELEBRATE THE HOLY DAY MORE BECAUSE THEY ARE MORE DAYS OFF. SO I DID A EASTER LOOK AND DECIDED TO SHARE: HERE ARE SOME PICTURES. [I WON'T BE LISTING WHAT I USED...SORRY GUYS]
HAPPY EASTER




SMOOCHES!

LOTD

Hi Bloggers,


This is a look I did yesterday and actually forgot to post it. So here is the look and what I used!!







Items used:

FACE:
Loreal Infallible Foundation: Soft Sable
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural:Deep Dark
Clinique Rose Blush & Color Workshop blush: hot pink color (unknown name)
Color Workshop blush: tan color (unknown name:used to contour)
Wet n Wild Mega Glow bronzer: Strike A Rose


EYES:
UDPP
NYX Jumbo Pencil: Milk
Covergirl Tropical Quad: Teal color (inner lid)
120 Palette blue color (lid) [1st ROW: 7 col]
HIP Sculpted: Dark Shimmer raisin color
120 Palette hot pink color:crease [2nd palette:4th row, 8th col]
NYX Trio: TS02: Barely There color
HIP Black eyeliner
I LOVE EYES: dark blue eyeliner pencil (waterline)
Rimmel Glam eyes mascara


LIPS:
HIP lipgloss