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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ateya's SMUVE Look Contest/L'Oreal HiP Riotous Duo

Ateyaaa from YouTube challenged contestants to coordinate their makeup with an outfit.


The "Accessory Queen" Strikes again. Bangles...Gotta Have 'em!

Senorita Earrings ( likey)

Four Inch Stilettos. What??? LOL

Luxurious Cashmere Pashmina

Visit my Channel to see the tutorial on the eyeshadow application.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

L'Oreal HiP Platinum vs. NYX, Covergirl & L'Oreal Rich Silver

I've been drooling after the HiP Platinum Duo ever since I saw 2 of my favorite YouTube Gurus do eyeshadow tutorials featuring this product. I already had similiar colors & I'm super cheap, so I waited. I finally broke down & picked up the Platinum Duo because CVS had a BOGO! whooo hooooo!

So I compared the silver side of the HiP Platinum Duo
against NYX e/s103Hollywood
and L'Oreal Wear Infinite' 910 Rich Silver (dupe for MAC Silver Pigment)

as well as the shimmery black side of the HiP Platinum Duo
CoverGirl 440 Shimmering Onyx
and NYX es/01 Black (which is mostly matte w/ a hint of shimmer)

I concluded from my swatches, that the investment in the L'Oreal HiP Platinum was well worth it's weight in gold. Here's why: That Silver is HAWT! It is peerless against the other shadows against which I compared it.

I rate the Covergirl more intense re: glitter. But if you would prefer to have less glitter, then the others are viable alternatives.

Here are the SWATCHES! without Flash

Far Left is NYX e/s01 Black
Top Left is Covergirl 440 Shimmering Onyx
Bottom Left is Black side of HiP Platinum Duo
Top Right is NYX e/s103 Hollywood
Bottom Right is silver side of HiP Platinum Duo
Far Right is L'Oreal Wear Infinite' 910 Pure Silver

*Previously, I compared the shimmery Black from e.l.f.'s Drama Quad to CoverGirl's Shimmery Onyx & found the Covergirl to have more shimmer. This was what I wanted. So I didn't bother to include this in the comparison.

Happy Shopping!

Revlon HIGH DIMENSION Eyeliner

I was looking for a less expensive alternative to MakeUpForever's Aqua Eyes.

They pack a whollup @ $35 for 5. They are waterproof. The Revlon Eyeliners are not.
But @ $8.99 for a lot of 6 assorted colors, I thought I'd give it a whirl. My goal is to recreate the intensity of the colors.
SWATCHES! (with flash)

01 Black Flash
04 Sapphire Flash
02 Steel Flash
05 Garnet Flash
03 Bronze Flash
06 Gold Flash

The texture of these eyeliners is AMAZING!
Very creamy.

- Black Flash is an Off Black w/ a bit of shimmer. It would probably make a good
2ndary base.

- Sapphire Flash is a solid Dark Navy (almost Black). It is great!

- Steel Flash is HOT! I'm in love with this! It's almost a Battleship Gray with a bit of shimmer.

- Garnet Flash reminds me of a Warm Copper. Love it!

- Bronze Flash reminds me of a Burnt Gold. It's awesome!

- Gold Flash is just that! LOL a flash of gold! Wonderful!

You may be able to find these on ebay or @
I am still on the hunt for NYX eyeliners in
Purple Rain,

& Teal

for less than $2.49. I'll keep you posted as to whether or not I can accomplish this.

Friday, January 16, 2009

NYX Shangri-la Trio Still Shots

Please check out my newest video on my youtube channel

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

shu uemura Tokyo Lash Bar 2009

As an expert in the art of false eyelashes, shu uemura's Tokyo Lash Bar has established itself to be a hot and trendy beauty staple internationally. Tokyo Lash Bar 2008 introduces new eyelashes boasting interesting new materials and unique, artistic designs.

Tokyo Lash Bar 2008 is taking another exciting direction with "Couture Collection", featuring an artistic collaboration with Dutch fashion designers Viktor & Rolf , undoubtedly one of the most talked about designer duos in the fashion community

Hold on to your hats, they range in price from $18.00 to $50.00 per pair.
Um yeah, if had $ to burn, I'd still figure out a way to make the lace joints. Y'all know, that $50 can buy a pair of clearance winter boots. LOL

Ck. These out @

search for less expensive possible dupes here

Ulta Friends & Family Discount (20% off)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Are You READY 4 Spring?

Lancome Spring 09 Collection Aaron DeMey

Click on the image to magnify

Electric Pink Lipstick $26.00 OUCH

Irreverent Madame e/s quad $42.00 OUCH!
Limited Edition Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Quad Smooth Hold Spring 2009
Design eyes with a color designer's palette of finishes: from shimmer to sheen, metallic to matte. Micro-aired powder technology offers supreme smoothness and blendability in the sultriest new shades.

The Look

Color Design Quad Irreverent Madame - Use a Large Shadow Brush to sweep the medium pink shade over the entire lower lid and up into the crease. Apply the lightest shade under the brow and in the inner corner of the eye to highlight. Now a Blending Shadow Brush to apply the hot pink shadow into the natural contour of the eye. Be sure to remove any excess product from the brush onto the back of your hand to prevent applying too much color. Remember, it’s always easier to build color than to blend away.

Laque Liner Pure Black - Trace the lash line to create intensity in the lashes.

Le Crayon Khôl Waterproof Confidence Noir – Place color on the back of your hand and apply around the lash line using a Smudger Brush to create a sultry effect. Layer the black shadow over the liner and blend into the outer crease using an Angle Shadow Brush.

Définicils Deep Black - After applying Cils Booster XL to condition the lashes, apply several coats of Définicils Deep Black to complete the Irreverent Madame look.

Loving this collection, but LAWD HA MERCY, can a sistah find this on the low? I mean for real! Like the prices are ridiculous. Help me find some dupes ladies! LOL

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

25% off MAC

a great time to purchase that mac traincase. it's like close to $170 w/ the discount. whooo hoooo!


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