February 18, 2017
When it comes to blushes I'll definitely admit that I'm a hoarder. But when it comes to orange blushes, it's more of an obsession. When you find a color that compliments your skin tone, you tend to buy more of that color. I think I have about 24 total, but the 10 listed in this post are all permanent and still available online (links provided for convenience). I didn't think it was fair to include orange blushes that were LE or no longer available. I like to rotate my blushes giving them all some love and even though they may look new, I've actually worn all of them.
January 16, 2017
My family and I spent 4 days over the MLK holiday weekend at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. It's one of our local ski resorts that's about a 6 hour drive for us. It's also a big weekend for skiers because it's a 3-day weekend and the kids are out of school. I always book our condo over the Christmas holiday because there's always a huge selection available at the base of the mountains close to the village where there's ski-in/ski-out and walking distance to the lifts.
December 2, 2016
Chanel is releasing a special limited-edition palette called Ombres Lamées de Chanel ($105 for 14 g/0.49 oz, made in Italy). It launched officially on Chanel.com November 28th.
October 12, 2016
I asked my followers on Instagram if they wanted to see a video of "high-end palettes" or "high-end highlighters" for Fall they overwhelmingly choose "high-end palettes". So I gave them 6 of my favorite palettes for fall along with swatches. I also compared them to another palette from the same brand. The video is a little over 8mins long and is full of fun palettes and swatches. I hope that you take a moment and watch it and also follow me on YT for more video swatches and comparisons.
September 23, 2016
August 13, 2016
Juvia's Place The Masquerade Palette was such a joy to swatch! This company is pretty new, black owned and has a total of three palettes on the market so far. It has become a favorite amongst women of color because the colors are so vibrant and actually show up our our brown skin. Included is a YT video of live swatches for those of you that just need a little more clarity before purchasing.
May 27, 2016
I have been wanting these Paris Light by Glamcor for the longest and I finally got them for my vanity. These are wall mounted lights that can be attached with two screws or heavy duty velcro. They can be mounted to the wall or any kind of flat surface wall mirror. The lights come in two sizes, a 30" or a 36". I purchased the 36" which cost $495. They plug directly into a power source and are controlled with a remote control. If you want to learn more about then, be sure and click on the unboxing video below!
April 18, 2016
These two palettes have been circulating throughout the Instaphere on all the popular hashtags that women of color usually go to to look up swatches... some of them are #mmwoc, #brownskinswatches #brownskinbeauty, #melanin, #forwomenofcolor, #browngirlbloggers... and a whole lot more. Well, the swatches are very questionable depending on who swatches them and how many strokes you're willing to use to get the pigment to pop. I swatched them live on the video then took photos afterwards, so you'll see the pigmentation and how many strokes it takes for some of the shadows to show up on my skin. For reference i'm NW43 in Mac foundations.
November 26, 2015
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Dermadoctor, Elite Serum, Fair & White, Over 50, Retin A, Serums, Shiseido, Skin Care, Videos, Vitamin C
November 20, 2015
Buying products that you use regularly becomes a chore especially when you run out and can't get to the store right away, that's what happened to me when I ran out of my favorite makeup wipes... my Witch Hazel Cleansing Pads. I knew that I had a bottle of Witch Hazel in my bathroom and I knew that I also had some cleansing pads in one of my drawers. So I decided... why not make my own! I made a short video showing you exactly how I made them.
November 6, 2015
This is my first time using the Epicare hair removal tool. I'm used to having my facial hair around my mouth and chin waxed or threaded, both processes last for up to a month, probably because i'm over 50 and my hair doesn't grow back as fast as it used to. I initially had to wait a few weeks before trying this product because I didn't have enough facial hair.
November 1, 2015
I have been loyal to the Fashion Fair Cosmetics Brand for about 30yrs. They were the first cosmetics company for woman of color to hit the major department stores. There were a few others back then but they weren't nearly as hugh as Fashion Fair. I've seen this company dwindle down to the bare minimum over the years and has since totally lost their competitive edge with the major mainstream cosmetic companies. These are all of the Fashion Fair Foundations that I own and I use them lovingly.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 10:48 PM Labels: #brownskin, #fashionfair, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Face, Fashion Fair, Foundations, Lips, Lipstick, swatches, Videos
October 30, 2015
I received some very beautiful hair from Salonlabs to review on my YT Channel and to also make a wig with. So i'm showing you the completed wig here along with the makeup I did to compliment the very dark hair that i'm not use to wearing. I wrote a post on my Wigmaking Blog all about the hair and how it preforms with lot of photos of the wig, to read that post Click Here.
August 23, 2015
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!
July 4, 2015
Although I try to review everything I purchase here on the Blog, there's some items I miss. So at the beginning of each month I'm going to make a collective video review showing all the items I purchased during that entire month. I hope you enjoy the video! Items Mentioned: Joe Malone, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Sephora, bhCosmetics & L'Occitane.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 1:23 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, bh Cosmetics, Joe Malone, L'Occitane, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Over 50, Sephora, Videos
June 17, 2015
Time is moving so slowly, my surgery was April 27th but it seems so long ago. I've been doing a lot of comparison photos lately just to see how much of a difference there is. I have noticed that my right eye is forming a crease. This is helping to open it up a little. I had my six week post-op appt today and I had another round of steroid injections directly into the scar on the right eyelid. I won't notice how well this round will work until after a week or so. I'm still using the Mepitac tape over the scar every night to apply the pressure to it. Today was the first time that I really wore makeup on the eyelids. They are still numb especially the eyelashes, they just don't know which way they want to go.. up, down or sideways.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 9:53 PM Labels: #beautyover50, #womenofcolor, African American, Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Surgery, Hooded Eyelids, Lifestyle, Over 50, Plastic Surgery, Videos
June 11, 2015
After a week of gardening and re-potting plants, my nails were in dire need of a new mani. I'm getting better using my new electric drill, I do plan on writing a blog post and doing a video demo using it. The color I choose was this beautiful lavender, these are the color gel pots that I purchased from TMart. This color applied a little streaky. I only use two coats because they are both file off and soak off, but the more you use, it's definitely difficult to remove using either method.
June 10, 2015
I'm quietly moving away from lipsticks and becoming an adoring fan of the long-wearing. long-lasting lip stain world. Probably sometime in the near future I will have all my 100+ lipsticks up for sale in my Poshmark Closet. However, until that happens, they will remain tucked away in my lipstick drawer until further notice. My first foray into lip stains was actually last year when I picked up a package of lip tints from Costco's. The brand was from Pati Dubroff and they were called Aqua Tint Lip Glosses. They were very wet but dried matte with a slightly gloss finish.
April 9, 2015
I felt like a kid in a candy store when my package arrived and saw all these little tiny pots filled with beautiful gel colors. I could hardly wait to open them so I could record every little detail in a video just in case you're interested in ordering them for yourself. For $45 you get 36 gel nail colors, they also carry them in 24 and 12 color sets. You don't get the choose the colors but I didn't have but one or two duplicates in my entire package. These are actually available here in the US because the manufacturer has a US Distributor where you can order them from.
March 20, 2015
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.