March 27, 2015

Swatches ~ Dior Addict #869 VIE D'ENFER Fluid Stick

Dior Addict #869 VIE D'ENFER Fluid Stick

I stopped by my local Bloomingdales specifically to search for lip products in the colors of oranges and corals.  I can honestly say that these colors are the absolute perfect colors for my complexion in the spring and summer months.  But to my surprise, I don't have a lot of them.  I really want pigmented glosses that are long wearing and that I can substitute for lipstick.

March 25, 2015

Nails ~ ASP Brown Sugar Gel Polish with Martha Stewart Glitter

ASP Brown Sugar Gel Polish

I've almost perfected the at home gel polish techniques thanks to all the at home nail techs on YouTube.  This gel polish was by far the cheapest at $7.99 that I purchased from Sally's and I really liked the color so I though I would give it a try.  Yes it was a little runny and I had to shake like crazy before every stroke, but in the end, I liked how the manicure came out.

March 24, 2015

Lookbook ~ Clarins Garden Escape Palette + Becca Blushed Copper

Today's Face:  Chanel MatLumiere Soft Matt Foundation in Chestnut, Lorac Wet/Dry Powder in WD4, LAGirl Pro Concealer in Toffee, Mac NW40 Prolongwear Concealer

Cheeks:  Sephora Orange Pop Blush, Becca Blushed Copper Highlighter

Eyes:  Clarin's Garden Escape Palette, Mac Paintpots in Mosscape and Fresco Rose, Mac Exposed Eyeshadow, Mac Sweet Sage Fluidline, Lancome Mascara

March 20, 2015

Lookbook ~ My Natural Hair and Why I Did The Big Chop + Video
I was just plain tired of french-braiding my #naturalhair underneath my wigs so I decided to cut it 1" from the scalp.  Clearly you can see the thinning from traction alopecia around my edges, although I tried to pull the hair forward to cover it as much as I could, it still looks pretty thin.

March 19, 2015

Swatches ~ Clarins Garden Escape 6 Colour Eye Palette

This is one of those palettes that looks good on other people but keeps you wondering how the colors would look on you once you've swatched it.  Truly it is a beautiful palette with lightly pale colors that just doesn't do my brown skin any justice.  Four of the colors looks absolutely the same on me and two of them show color.  It's very likely to say this palette will end up on my next blog sale.

March 17, 2015

Lookbook ~ Featuring Urban Decay Vice Palette and OOTD

Featuring Urban Decay Vice Palette and OOTD

Cheeks:  Marc Jacobs #210 Shameless Blush, Mac Guilty Bronze Skinsheen Stick

Eyes:  UD Vice 3 Palette, Mac Dark Diversion Fluidline, NYX Jumble Eye Pencil in Milk

March 14, 2015

Swatches ~ Becca Limited Edition Blushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector

Becca Limited Edition Blushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector

Besides the fact that I accidentally dropped and cracked my newly arrived highlighter, I still had to photograph it for the blog.  It's the most beautiful thing i've ever seen and I predict that this will become an absolute jewel for darker skin complexions worldwide.  Before this sold out, I did place an order for another one which I will definitely handle with care once it arrives!