May 4, 2015

Lifestyle ~ African American Ethnic Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Day 5 - Day 8

African American Ethnic Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery
Continuing The Journey.....
Day 5 was my first Post-opt appointment, he removed the bandages so that he could take a look at how the stitches were healing.  Normally you do not have to wear tape with this type of surgery but my susceptibility to scar tissue formation and raised scars, I needed the pressure of the tape. The left eye was perfect so he cut the string across my nose and re-taped it.  But the right eye had a skin fold above the sutures that needed to be removed. It really looked like he did not take enough skin off to begin with.... but I didn't say anything.  So he numbed me up, gave me a Valium and off  went to the surgical room.  He removed the skin and I could smell the burning where the use that hot tool to close the flesh.  This time he stithed me up with dissolvable sutures.

May 1, 2015

Lifestyle ~ African American Ethnic Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Day 1 - Day 4

African American Ethnic Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

There's so many emotions going through my head as I lay with the ice peas across my eyes.  I'm excited and terrified at the same time. I'm so excited to log my journey and become a reference point of other AA/Ethnic people out there that might be interested in having this procedure.

April 26, 2015

Lifestyle ~ African American Ethnic Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Video Diaries

African American Blepharoplasty
I've decided to document my Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in two in-depth videos to provide a source of reference for people of color that may be interested in having this type of surgery.  While there is tons of information on this surgery for people of other nationalities, there is only limited amounts of information for people of color.

Lookbook ~ Featuring Tarte Tartelette Palette

Lookbook ~ Featuring Tarte Tartelette Palette

Today's Face:  Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation in 6.5 Warm Almond, Mac Medium Deep MSF, Stila Mineral Powder in Med Deep, LAGirl Pro Concealer in Toffee

Eyes:  Tarte Tartelette Palette, Mac Arena Eyeshadow, Mac Phlox Garden Fluidline, Sephora Glitter Eyeliner,  Lancome Mascara 

April 24, 2015

Swatches ~ My Entire Orange & Coral Blush Collection Video w/Live Outdoor Swatches

Last week I uploaded a Blog post entitled "Top 10 Orange Blushes Every Girl Needed for Spring" and I mentioned that I would be adding a video to compliment the post.  Well, I decided to make a video including my entire Orange/Coral Blush collection. I hope you enjoy the live outdoor swatches! 

April 23, 2015

Swatches ~ Urban Decay Revolution Afterglow Blush, Lip Gloss & Nail Color

Urban Decay Revolution Afterglow Blush, Lip Gloss & Nail Color

Literally nano-seconds after I ordered these from the Urban Decay website it was announced that Sephora was now carrying this entire line.  I could have racked up some major points on this purchase with Sephora had I waited another day..... note to self.... have a little more patience! This blush is absolutely gorgeous! It would've definitely been in my Top 10 Blushes for Spring if I'd waited another week to write the post. 

April 21, 2015

Beauty ~ My Current Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen + a Giveaway

#eliteserum #shiseido #fair&white

My love for Asian skin care products hasn't changed in 20yrs.  I've always felt that their formulations were geared more towards Ethnic skin tones more-so than European and American skin care products. The last time I've written a blog post about my skin care regimen was in 2011.  Back then I just uploaded a video showing all the products and giving little details about each.  Fast forward to 2015, I've given myself a little rope and have added two new Serums (non Asian) to my daily skin care regimen.  One is by Fair & White and the other is by Skin Pro.  I've found that each of these Serums were highly necessary and effective to surviving the #anti-aging process.  Below I've written some highlight on these products I'm currently using!