Archive | December, 2010

Hello.Good Morning.Hello

20 Dec


Thanks for checking me out over here….I’ve moved….blogging platforms that is.

I have a lot to learn.

And tons to set up.

I will be back to my regularly scheduled program at the end of the week.

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Nars and its Bad Influence.

16 Dec

Yeah, a bad influence on my checking account.

 

Check it. Nail Lacquer it “Bad Influence”

Something about it reminds me of a couple coveted Chanel nail colors….Since we are less than two weeks for Christmas here is my suggestion should you want to stuff some Nars into a stocking.

 

While you’re at it can you pick one up for me? I am now addicted to their lacquers. Thanks 🙂

Eve Pearl "Diva" eye shadow palette swatches + pics

15 Dec

This palette one of the items I ordered during Eve Pearl’s recent promotion. I’ve wanted it for some time now, and have no clue why I waited so song. The pics on the website don’t do it justice, I needed to show you it swatched. Eve also has tons of videos where she uses it. Check out her youtube channel.

The colors are extremely rich, and I will be getting a back up for use in my kit.

Can’t wait to use this !

 

Must be love: Gigantic scarves by Giles.

14 Dec

Three years later I am still waiting on a windfall so that I can splurge on these scarves by Giles. Do you remember the texture feature in the Vogue September 2007 issue of Vogue? Yeah. This runs deep folks. I even called myself trying to source yarn with a big enough ply locally so I could make it myself. I was basically laughed at.

Don’t you just want to snuggle up under one of these puppies? I can’t have the Giles, and can’t run the streets without protecting myself from being an italian icey so here are some options.

 

"Heartbreaker" nail laquer by Ginger + Liz

13 Dec

Here is another polish I have by Ginger and Liz. Loves it!

Don’t forget about their promo on Tuesday!  use the code “POLISHED” to receive 40% off your order. I definitely have a few more color colors on my wish list 🙂

 

Happy Shopping!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

 

Giveaway! Wet n Wild "Night Elf" Holiday palette

10 Dec

A little Feliz Navidad early! You can win one of the hard to find (or so I have been told) palettes.

Entry is soooo easy. You have two ways to enter.

You must be a follower of my blog via onsugar, google friends connect, or facebook. Leave a comment to this post telling me two things you should like to see more of – or things you would like me to add to the blog (i.e. more outfit posts, info on hair care,etc).

For a second entry leave a comment on my facebook saying you entered the giveaway.

Winner will be chosen next Friday!

Happy Holidays!

 

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture pics + swatches

9 Dec

Here is the latest and greatest from YSL, Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks. These are the two that I own. In my humble opinion, YSL is an industry leader when it comes to lipstick. The textures, palettes and packaging are A-mazing. The pur couture lipsticks are a cross between rouge volupte (pronounce VOL-UP-TAY,lol) and rouge pur.It’s a happy medium for those that may feel that the volupte was too creamy.

I have No.1 and No.2 (exclusive to Sephora)

No.1 is a more orange red, the No.20 is more blue, both very wearable.

 

Have you tried anything from YSL lately?

 

How to avoid winter dullness.

9 Dec

Welp. We have about four more months of old man winter, four more months of darkness beginning at like 2pm (or so it feels like), etc. The cold and early sunsets reak havoc on our complexions, rendering us pale, sallow and sometimes flaky.

Here is what I do to preserve my sexy. Of course it starts with skin care.

I wash my face with Ole Henriksen’s African Red Tea foaming cleanser. It soothes and does not over dry- I have oily skin, but still ensure my face is not zapped of all moisture. Next I apply Fresh’s soy face serum, it restores moisture and keeps it hydrated.For day time I use Ole’s truth serum, packed with 10% vitamin C- it brightens and gives radiance like no other. Next I follow up with Ole’s Truth revealed day moisturizer, which also contains vitamin C. Lately, at night, I use Kinerase’s night time moisturizer, it is extremely rich (I could never use a very rich cream in the day time) to keep my face supple, the heat can be the devil.

Every so often I exfoliate with Fresh’s soy face exfoliant, it gets the job done, without being to harsh.

Here are the above mentioned products, click for more details.

 

As far as make up goes, I don’t think that because it is winter you have to be chained to dark colors. Apply a little of bronzer to warm your skin up. Pick either your lips or cheeks to add a pop of unexpected color.

Here are some recommendations

 

Calling all natural hair rockers! Chic and Kinky Expo! NYC 2011

8 Dec

Finally us folks up top get some natural hair love! The Chic and Kinky Expo will be jammed packed with great hair info, nappy+curly hair rockers, product vendors all under one roof! OMG I’m hyperventilating as I type!

Check it!

ChicandKinky.com is presenting its First Natural Hair and Beauty Expo in New York City. This two day mega conference will showcase the hottest trends in natural hair care and beauty. It will serve as the platform that brings industry experts, beauty and natural hair bloggers, hair and beauty product manufacturers and consumers in one inclusive place to discuss, test, blog and purchase what’s hot in the industry.

Here is a break down of the two days, more seminars and details to be announced.

 Sat., April 16, 2011

 9:00 am – 11:30 am Healthy Living – Healthy Hair Health Professionals discuss the importance of how living a healthy lifestyle affects the hair

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Consumer Workshop Our consumer workshops are for those interested in information for combing and managing natural hair. fun, interactive and educational

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Rock Your Locks Seminar Informative Seminar unique techniques for locking hair, and lock maintenance.

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Blogger’s Circle Natural Hair and Beauty Bloggers will discuss their experience as a Natural and interact with their loyal reader.

 8:00 pm – 1:00 am Hair Fashion Show and Mixer A parade of beautiful women, men and children wearing a variety of natural hair styles and the latest in unique fashions by top designers choreographed with a combination of African drum beats, Neo Soul and Jazz Rhythms.

SUN., APRIL 17, 2011

9:30 am – 11:00 am Professional Workshops Professional workshops for stylist/barbers and students that want to improve their skills and status as total professionals.

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Natural Hair Informative Seminar & Q&A Session Moderator: TBD Panel Guests: TBD This panel will explore a wide range of topics Beauty, Natural Hair, and Healthy Living.

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Make Me Over Worshops Our consumer workshops are for those interested makeup and nail care

 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Special Music Performances

 Are you planning to attend?

 

Comparison pics+swatches of MAC’s Pink Friday, Viva Glam Gaga and St.Germain lipsticks

7 Dec

Yeah, another post about that damn Pink Friday lipstick…. I’ve heard many comparisons to Viva Glam Gaga as well as St.Germain….Welp your homie here lover of lipsticks dug into the stash and snapped some shots.

You decide.

left to right; Viva Glam “Gaga”(lustre), Pink Friday (satin), St.Germain (amplified)

                  without flash

swatches 🙂

Welp, there you have it. For me, Pink Friday is actually the most different between the three. While all three are pale pinks, Pink Friday is deeper in color.

What say you?