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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August Favorites


Maybelline Define A Brow Pencil Medium Brown 643
This stuff is waterproof. Many tout it as a dupe for MAC's Brow Pencil.
This product is a very affordable alternative. It is my new HG (Holy Grail)
brow product!

Photo Credit:

The website says,
"Micro-mechanical pencil delivers precise application for evenly defined brows. Smear-proof formula wears all-day, and convenient all-in-one tool includes a comb to seamlessly blend color for a natural look.

Blends easily with brow hair
Waterproof for all day wear
Safe for sensitive eyes
Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist tested"


Base - L'Oreal HiP Blendable Blushing Creme - ENAMOURED (Matte Pecan Brown)
Set - Milani Mineral Blush - SUNSET BEACH (MAC Raisin Dupe)


Sally Hansen Satin Effects Lip Gloss

This is my back up for C.O. Bigelow Lip Products.
I love applying this before I do my entire face.
By the time I get to my lips, they are moisturized and plumped.
This stuff makes for a perfectly primed lip canvas.
I blot off the product and proceed with liner and color.
I received this as a gift from a friend.

Revlon Superlustrous Lip Gloss

These are quite pigmented. The shine lasts on my lips for about an hour.
The pigmentation remains for about three hours despite the loss of shine.
I like to apply mine over lipstick. However they are pigmented enough to wear alone.
I love them. Revlon is giving MAC Lipglass a run for their money.

Skin Care

Clairsonic Mia - Hands down, the best ever investment I have ever made in skincare. Removes the most minute trace of makeup. Exfoliates. It is like having a mini spa treatment everytime I use it!

Photo Credit: Sephora

Unrefined Shea Butter
I am a dry girl. Shea Butter never fails me. It is my HG skin moisturizer.
My entire family enjoys the benefits of this product. We also use it in our hair.

Photo Credit: Coastal Scents

Hair Care

Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera Gel
This was a gift from a friend.
It is awesome for defining curls and slicking down edges. It soothes a dry scalp.

Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner
I use this on my daughter's (transitioning) hair.
I left it in per the tightly curly method .
This product yielded soft shiny twists and braid outs.

Sinful Colors Nail Polish

These affordable colors were on sale for $.99 at Walgreen's and I racked up, supplementing my collection. Their vibrant colors never fail to disappoint me.


"G" of NouveauCheap .

Her philosphy is
"You don't have compromise on beauty just because you're on a budget."
The Queen of "stacking coupons".
She keeps me up to date on the newest drugstore gems and sales.


she can make drugstore makeup look amazing! check her out!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Funky Peacock Belt - Torrid

I stumbled across this funky belt while window shopping at Torrid
I like their wide variety of plus sized accessories.

I found a coupon code for a $10 discount. This made up for having to pay the shipping cost. Shipping was FAST!
There is an ongoing special where you may purchase one belt and get a second for 50% off. I was unaware of this when I placed my order.
I love my belt.

Jewelry Sets - All Diva Things Dot Com - REVIEW

I was thrilled to have been able to purchase from
All Diva Things

The website features a variety of jewelry from conservative to ostentatious.
There is something there to suit everyone's taste.

The owner Leanna was considerate enough to order a necklace that I wanted which was out of stock. She went out of her way to make me happy as a customer.
There was a slight delay in the procurement of the necklace that I wanted.
As a courtesy to me for the inconvenience of having had to wait, she generously added the gift of a second necklace to my order. She also included business cards and a handwritten note for a personal touch. She did not have to do that.
Her customer service is outstanding!
That is something which is hard to find these days. It was my pleasure to have done business with Leanna. I am looking forward to placing another order with her very soon.


Fashion - Look Of The Day - LOTD

I was pleased to have been able to snag this dress from
This dress is perfect for spring and summer.

It retailed for $39.99. I found a 40% off coupon on the internet. WOot Woot!
Sizes range from Misses 4 to Woman's 24. It also comes in Tall.
Additional colors are Black, Blueberry and Berry.

For modesty, I added a similarly colored shell underneath. Ashley Stewart ($10)

I invested in some reasonably priced accessories from
One of the earrings has a major chip in it. The large stone on the necklace also has a major chip. Neither are visible unless you are super close. In all fairness to peruvianearring I did not complain about the chips. I really did not want to deal with the hassle of a return/exchange. I figure, you get what you pay for.
I am still enjoying my jewelry.

$1.75 Serpentine Earring Set (00304)


$5 Serpentine Necklace (82604)


Friday, August 20, 2010

Lips Of The Day - Bubblegum and Lilacs

Lipstick NK - BUBBLE GUM
Lipgloss - Revlon Superlustrous Lip Gloss - LILAC PASTELLE

Look Of The Day (LOTD) - Turquoise

Cropped out the hubby. Our faces were smashed together. *Laughing*
This was the best photo I could capture of my eyeshadow.

I was inspired by my necklace to do this look. I bought it from Ashley Stewart.


Primary Base - L'Oreal De-Crease
Secondary Base - 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil Baby Blue
Mobile Lid NYX Aquamarines Trio (Colors repeated under bottom lashline)
- Inner 1/3rd - Lightest Color from the Aquamarines Trio
- Center - NK 3006 (Blue-Teal)
- Outer V - Milani ATLANTIS topped with Middle Color from the Aquamarines Trio
Make Up For Ever HD Powder (Used to prevent transfer of color from moblie lid to above crease because of my hooded eyes)
Crease/Transition - L'Oreal Matte - SOFT BROWN
Highlight - Coastal Scents 88 Palette H1
(Matte Caramel Brown...Closest To my Complexion)
Top Lash Line - Wet N Wild H20 Liquid Liner BROWN
Tightline - Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes BLACK
Bottom Waterline - Wet n Wild H20 Liquid Liner BROWN
Mascara - MAC ZoomLash - ZOOM BLACK
Lashes - Sassi #747M


Base - L'Oreal HiP Blendable Blushing Creme - ENAMOURED (Matte Pecan Brown)
Set - Milani Mineral Blush - SUNSET BEACH (MAC Raisin Dupe)


Line and Fill - NYX Lip Pencil - NUTMEG
Lip Stick - Revlon Matte - COCOA CRAVING
Lip Gloss
- L'Oreal HiP Shine Struck Liquid Lip Color - 860 PRETENTIOUS
- NK Lipshine - A63 TAUPE (my new love)


Multi Beaded Necklace - Ashley Stewart
I popped it about two years ago. I finally restrung it using Waxed Dental Floss.
Brass Beaded Necklace - Old Navy
Earrings Ashley Stewart

Brass Bracelets - Ashley Stewart
Wooden Robin's Egg Blue Bracelet - Beauty Supply $1

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 2010 Hair Update - Length Check

I'm past the Collar Bone. Impatiently growing

a comic strip!

a comic strip!

Updated Hair Regimen

- Sleep with Satin Bonnet
- Moisturize (Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 Miracle or
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Leave-in)
- Seal with custom blend of oils
Carrier EVOO, EV Coconut Oil
Other Oils...
Vitamin E Oil
Peppermint Oil
MegaCare Grapeseed (has Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil & Sunflower Oil),
MegaCare TeaTree Oil (has Sunflower, Castor Oil, Olive Oil and Jojoba Oil)

1x weekly
- CoWash w/ Organix Shea Conditioner
- DC w/ Aphogee 2 min Keratin Reconstructor for @ least 1/2 hr under hooded dryer
- Follow up with Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer
- Spritz w/ Mane & Tail Detangler or Aphogee Pro Vitamin Leave-in and Aphogee Green Tree Leave-in.
- Add Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner for Slip
- Use Protective Styling
*Straight Back Cleo (from Set It Off LOL) Braids
* Buns & UpDos
* Wigs, Half Wigs, Pony Tails/Falls

- Dust my ends
- Stretch my relaxer for a minimum of 16 weeks

I also take supplements for part of my everyday
Omega 3 Oils, Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Iron. I need to bump this up with a Daily Vitamin as well. Would love to throw some Biotin in the mix.

Old Navy 30% Off and Free Shipping - Today Only 8/19/2010

Offer Excludes Leather Outerwear and EveryDaySteals

Use Promo Code "ONFALL"

HERE for the OldNavy link.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Eyes Of The Day (EOTD) - e.l.f. Silver Lining Quad


Base MAC Paint Pot - SOFT OCHRE
2ndary Base - Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Crayon TECHNO
Mobile Lid - Pink
Crease - Purple
Deepen Crease - Grey
Highlight - Lightest Color
Top Lashline - Wet N Wild Liquid Mega Liner BLACK & PLUM
Bottom Waterline - L'Oreal Kohl Pencil EBONY
Mascara - MAC ZoomLash ZOOMBLACK

Monday, August 16, 2010

Gift Haul - Prize From Other Blogger's Give Away

NARS - Single Eyeshadow - Silent Night

Special Thanks to Vixxan!
I won this in a giveaway from her blog.
Please check it out!
She has giveaways often.


Eyes Of The Day (EOTD) - e.l.f. IVY

The colors in this quad are very complimentary to my skintone.
They are perfect. Not too intense wearing during the day.


Primary Base L'Oreal De-Crease
2ndary Base NYX Cream Eyeshadow Pencil 613 LEMON
e.l.f. Brightening Eyeshadow Quad - IVY
* Mobile Lid Inner 1/2 Lightest Green, Outer 1/2 Bronze
* Crease - Darkest Green
* Transition - Brassy green from quad and L'Oreal Matte - SOFT BROWN
Highlight - Coastal Scents 88 Palette - Color H-1 (closest to my skintone)
Top Lashline Wet N Wild H20 Liquid Liner BROWN
Under Bottom Lashline Revlon High Dimension Eyeliner - BRONZE FLASH
Set with NYX Single Eyeshadow 24 KARET, Outer Edge Wet N Wild MegaChrome 152
Waterline Make Up For Ever Aqua Pencil BLACK
Mascara MAC ZoomLash ZOOMBLACK

Bonus Pic...Complete with fake smile

Foundation Free face

Lipstick - NK Peach Brown
Gloss - L'Oreal HiP Shine Struck Liquid Lip Color HARMLESS

Haul - Earrings

I've acquired some new earrings in the past month.

This was my first order with
These are #511 (Cat's Eye Chips on Sterling Silver Wire).
Specs: 9.50 with chips of Cat's eyes , 1.5 inches of length.

They were only $2 per pair.
I would like to order the other colors in stock.

These are hand crafted earrings from
MrsConversationPiece of YouTube



For our shopping convenience, she accepts PayPal and Money Orders.
The earrings were much larger than I anticipated.
She will make them smaller if you request it.
I would like to order a couple pairs of her beaded hoops.


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