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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Favs and New Fun Stuff!

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share some of my favorite lip products and a new buy!

OCC Lip Tars are an obsession of mine!! I love them in every way! LOL I have a goal to eventually get every single color. They are absolute perfection - not sticky, not drying, SUPER pigmented and long lasting!!!! Plus, they were made to be mixed together to make your own shades. :)

Left to Right: Kava Kava, Hush, Narcissus, Tollop, Anime, Beta, Stalker, Grandma, Hoochie and Traffic

Another favorite lip product of mine is the Revlon Colorburst lipglosses. They come in some beautiful colors - shimmery and bold. I love these because they go on smooth and aren't sticky. They are great for layering over your lipstick or wearing alone. Colors like Sizzle and Fire are so pigmented you can wear them alone and get an opaque color payoff.

Left to Right: Sizzle, Fire, Rosepearl, Sunset Peach, Gold Dust, Crystal Lilac and Bellini (I also used to have Papaya which is a beautiful orangey-coral, but I lost it and now I can't find it at any store...sadface!)

I recently saw Jomakemeblush post these glitter stacks from Hobby Lobby on Instagram and how they are great MAC dupes. Soo, you know I had to get them too! And, omg! They are so pretty!!! For all these stacks I paid around $14. Can't beat it. I cannot wait to use them! Do any of you have these too?


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ravishing Cut Crease

Happy Sunday Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and are ready for Monday! Today was definitely my day of rest. Yesterday I worked the Miss Black Arizona Pageant - So fun!! Busy! But fun! I helped enhance their already beautiful faces, even giving them different looks for the different categories. It was such a great experience and am grateful to have been given the opportunity! Big congrats the all the winners and kudos to all the contestants for going out there and giving it their all!! :)

I recently did my Back 2 MAC and got Ravishing lipstick - LOVE! (For those that might not know what Back 2 MAC is, it's a recycling program MAC has where for every 6 empty containers you turn in you get either a free lipstick, eyeshadow or lipglass. Dillard's and Nordstrom give a lipstick - only free standing MAC stores give the other options. What a great perk, right?? Don't forget to take advantage!!) Here is the look I wore yesterday to the pageant using Ravishing. I also did a cut crease on my eyes. I am loving the way it turned out!

MAC Studio Fix Fluid
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
MAC Blot Powder
MAC Dark Mineralized Skinfinish Natural (contour)
NYX Orchid Stick Blush
MAC Soft and Gentle (highlight)

MAC Naked pigment (lid)
MAC Texture (crease)
MAC Typographic (define the crease and blend upward)
Elf Black Cream Liner
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara

MAC Ravishing lipstick


Saturday, August 25, 2012


Hi beauties!! I feel so behind on my posts. Yikes! I downloaded the blogger app to my phone so I am doing this post from my phone. Hope this works! lol This past week was so busy I haven't found time to sit down and work on my blog. This week I hope to get back on it! Fingers crossed....

I recently bought a couple glitters from Sally beauty supply and wanted to try them. I tried to use the silver on my blue-grey smokey look and I just ended up with glitter all over my face! Not a good look! So I bought the LAsplash eye shadow sealer and tried it with a new look using the gold glitter. This sealer worked wonders! No glitter everywhere and it stays on til you tale it off.

Here is the look I came up with. I think it's perfect for a night out to a club or even a Holiday party but is still wearable for ladies who like a more neutral look. Check out....

Sally's Beauty Supply Gold Glitter
BH Cosmetics 88 Matte Palette
Elf Black Cream Liner
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
Mac Springsheen Blush
Mac Soft and Gentle (highlight)
Mac Dark Mineralized Skinfinish Natural (contour)

Revlon Just Enough Buff Lipstick

Monday, August 20, 2012

The 11 Question Tag

Hiiii!!! I was tagged by Natalie at http://bellanailsandbeauty.blogspot.com to do the 11 Question Tag (Thanks for the tag girlie!). I'm excited so lets get started!

The Rules:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you, plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people to link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!

11 Facts About Me
1. I am a mother of 3 boys - Joseph (age 5), Jordan (age 4) and Jaylen (age 2).
2. I have been married for almost 4 years.
3. I am addicted to reality shows like the Real Housewives (NJ, Atlanta and Beverly Hills)
4. I RARELY wear flat shoes or tennis shoes. I live in heels (preferably stilettos).
5. My favorite restaurant is Pappadeaux
6. Before makeup, my addition was to hair products (still is an addiction lol)
7. I love to laugh and spend time with the people I love and make me smile.
8. I love Cheetos and diet coke, especially together.
9. My favorite city is Atlanta.
10. I have pages and pages saved of my favorite inspirational quotes and bible verses that I read when I need uplifting.
11. I love having BBQs and cooking for people. :)

11 Questions Asked of Me by Natalie
1. Why did you get into Blogging?
I loved reading others peoples’ blogs and wanted to share my own views, opinions, work and connect with people.
2. What is your profession? 
I have worked at an insurance company for almost 7 yrs but my personal business is as a makeup artist.
3. Where do you want to be in 5 years time
Traveling doing makeup for runways, videos, photo shoots, etc.
4.What is your skin care routine?
Philosophy Purity face wash, Help Me retinol night cream and Hope in a Jar moisturizer.
5. What is your favourite make up brand?
6. How do you store your Make up? 
In a rolling case
7. If you had to wear one Make up product on your face which one would it be?
MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation
8. What is the most expensive product you have ever bought?
Chanel Cream Foundation
9. What are your favourite posts to read?
Anything beauty related - makeup, hair, nails, skin
10. What is your favourite colour?
11. What is your favourite TV program at the moment? 
Single Ladies on VH1

And here are the 11 Questions I ask you....
1.  What made you start a blog?
2.  What do you love most about blogging?
3.  What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?
4.  What products do you not mind splurging on?
5.  What is your biggest pet peeve?
6.  What is your dream job?
7.  Do you prefer to be natural or glammed up?
8.  Who do you idolize?
9.  What is one thing you hope everyone understands about you by reading your blog?
10. What is your top 5 fav products?
11. What is your favorite food?


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blue-Grey Smokey

Hi loves! Here's a look I did just for fun. I wanted to do something dramatic and smokey. 
Would you try this??
Check out the breakdown....

MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NC37)
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural Dark (contour)
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Soft and Gentle (Highlight)
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer (NW25)
MAC Style Blush

Smashbox Platinum (lid)
Bobbi Brown Midnight Blue (crease)
NYX Black (blended through crease)
Elf Black Cream Liner
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Covergirl Sultry Lipstick

Friday, August 17, 2012

Official Photo Shoot Pics!

This weekend I worked on a photo shoot with an absolutely amazing photographer - Buttasnapz! We had so much fun on this shoot and we vibed so well. We shot in the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix and in the heart of Tempe at the train track/bridge that crosses over Tempe Town Lake. I am so grateful for the whole experience! Special Thank You to all the beautiful models for being ready, willing and down for whatever!

Check out all the official pic and 'behind the makeup' pics! :)