Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Lips on makin' them POP!

PRODUCT REVIEW: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss!! 

Lilac Pastelle

So I realize that this product has been out since 2009 && I'm sure everyone in the beauty blog community is aware that these glosses are compared to MAC's...for a fraction of the price.  But I wanted to inform my friends that swing through of these!!  I'm a lip gloss wearer more than I am a lipstick person. I love soft colors...Nudes, Browns, light pinks, etc. I've been using Mac's Lip Gloss/Glass for about 8 years if not more. I've tried everything from Nars, Givenchy to Dior....&& this is a GREAT product. It's creamy, highly pigmented, not sticky, smooth & smells good!!! THUMBS UP REVLON! They range from $6-8. 

Lilac Pastelle, Pink Whisper, Peach Petal, Coral Reef
Please excuse the lighting, I'm using my BB to capture shots && the lighting stinks, but I lost my digital! #FAIL 
From reading around I've read that Lilac Pastelle & Petal Peach are very hard finds, but I found them at CVS. See below for a complete live video!! Enjoy....:)


Just a few of my favorite ALL BLACK EVERYTHANG looks from this week!!


1. Cassie during fashion week, wearing an adorable cute mini & basic black pumps. Cassie is the girl to check for, her style is hip couture. She keeps it fresh && funky with a touch of glam in every outfit she rocks.

2. This is my FAVORITE!! I love Amber in this basic bad girl fit. Black skinnies, basic tank, with a statement belt & link bracelet... did I mention I LOVE IT???

3. Ciara on the red carpet wearing a sequin mini with puffy shoulders, love the shoes & how she incorporated the gold througout!

I'm also lovin this leather rockstar dress with booties!!! She's killin it!!!

How do you feel about ALL BLACK EVERYTHING for this Fall && Winter. I love it!!I think you can dress it up or down. It's great for evening && day...Simple accessories add a LOT of spice!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mac Lipstick Giveaway!!

In an effort to support our sister bloggers, I'd like to link a giveaway that CONFESSIONS OF A DOLL is doing!! Just click the link below to go to the giveaway!! Good Luck :) P.S Don't forget to follow her!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Born & Raised in COMPTON!

Who is Kendrick Lamar?

haha...I've always wanted to dup Eazy's saying.... " I was born & raised in Compton"....However, I wasn't but Kendrick Lamar was!! Ask any head who's up on game in the Los Angeles music scene, and they will know the name Kendrick Lamar and more importantly, his music. He's signed to Top Dawg Entertainment & co-signed by Jay Rock...also 1/4th of the Crew..BLACK HIPPY. 

Check out the latest video of Kendrick Featuring my good friend @Mo_Bliss

Wanna make a STATEMENT?

Statement necklaces are back for Fall 2010, so don't put them away just yet!! Chunky oversized jewelry is BACK!!! When it comes to jewely this season, more is MORE!!  Accessories are the easiest way to spice up that boring outfit && add some glam!!
Target necklace half off = $25

And this one as well

They're selling them everywhere! I love the ones at Anthropologie & by Betsey Johnson, they're by far my FAVS!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Make-Up Favs && a little history!

I've worn make-up since the day my Mom told me not to. I think it started in about the 8th grade && pretty much evolved from there! My first MAC make-up experience wasn't until I was 18 when my BFFE gave me a gift certificate for my birthday! I've been head over heels since. I have a few favorites that earn the respect they do after being a make-up wearer for over 15 years. My skin type is oily, acne prone with large pores & dark circles under my eyes! Sounds like the dream skin for any woman right?? Ummm NOT!!! Generally my daily make-up mon-fri is done in my car because I don't have time! But I get a little creative on the weekends...Here are some of my MUST HAVE && FAVS!!!

1. HOOLA by Benefit - Best bronzer I've used hands down!! && it lasts FOREVER! After doing my foundation && a little face powder or sometimes in leau of...I use this Bronzer as a powder. Just light brush this over your cheeks && forhead for a matte sun-kissed sexy look!  $28 @ Sephora w/ over 900 reviews averaging at almost a perfect 5 rating. I know I'm not alone on this!

2. NARS Oil Free sheer matte foundation in Deauville - This is a very light coverage that does an awesome job!! I hate that caked up look and this does the exact opposite!! Oil free so it works perfect w/ my skin. $42 at Sephora

3. Clinique's Pore Minimizer in Invisible Light - LOVES THIS...helps eliminate pores appearance times 10!!! Give a natural looking, long lasting matte look!! Almost perfect ratings on Sephora with 5 stars!! $17.50 && worth every penny!!

4.  NARS pressed powder in Beach - Not a big powder person nor do I wear it a lot or re-apply during the day, but since the weather has been a lot warmer here in so. cal I've been using it through out the day. Works great, again not cakey!! $32 @ Sephora

5. VS Beauty Rush Lip Gloss - Very natural almost clear color, gives a little extra shine && keeps the lips nice and moist! I have several of these glosses, I love them for the price!! I think they're about 8 bucks!

6. Prada Hydrating Gel Cream - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cream...I use it on my face under my eyes when I need some extra glow or life to my face after a long day/night for early morning refresher!! Lightweight fast absorbing tinted gel moisturizer Formulated with beneficial ingredients for intensive care Caffeine yeast freeze dried aloe cucumber tone skin Phytoderm sugars hyaluronic acid lock in moisture to keep skin hydrated Boosts micro-minerals event out to add radiance Leaves skin fresh supple glow Suitable for all skin types. You can snag these online they range from 50-80 bucks for a little box of 4.

What are some of you must-haves or favs?? Let me know I'm always looking for new items!

Oh You Fancy Huh? Nails done....

With Fall right around the corner, I decided to go with this Fall's leading nail color...PURPLE!  Dark colors are at the tippy top of glam!! Polishes really nail it this season with metallics, neutrals && gemstones...Similar to OPI's Cuckoo for Color!

I'm wearing Maybelline New York in 'Pretty in Purple', it's a very dark deep purple almost black looking. Dried SUPER fast && has enough shine! It's Express Finish 50 second nail color!

What do you think of this season's leading nail color? What's your personal favorite?