Monday, January 31, 2011

Glitter Is A Girl's Best Friend ♥

♥ benefit creaseless cream shadow in tidal rave {muted teal with gold shimmer} base
♥ too faced glamour dust in blue angel {pale blue with opalescent glitter} & glampire {plum brown with pale blue glitter} lid
♥ urban decay gunmetal crease
♥ urban decay virgin brow bone
♥ urban decay sidecar & gunmetal lower lash line
♥ urban decay 24/7 glide-on pencil in zero waterline

“Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.”

Friday, January 28, 2011

Spring 2011 Trend: CORAL!

Coral is without a doubt the color for Spring 2011.

Milan Fashion Week Prada Spring 2011

Coral will keep guys relevant this season for sure!

Gucci Spring 2011

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.”

Yet Another Post On: The Game

As I said in previous post.. I feel like something is way off with The Game this season. It could be the acting, it could be the writers, it could be the director, idk... something is just off. Can't quite put my finger on it, but it's defiantly not the same.

What I heard:
The character Kelly is coming back as a recurring character, but that recurring could be every episode. She's mainly agreed to do the show for her fans and to support her fellow cast mates.

Some gossip so may not be true but I heard:
They aren't taping the scene like the did on CW, on BET they taped
all 13 episodes one after the other. Not allowing the actors
to build a connection to the characters. On CW they had a whole week
to think about the situation and get their emotions together.
That could be a big part of the whole "something is off" spiel.

We all know that Tia Mowry (Melanie) has a twin sister

..but did you know that Brittany Daniel (Kelly Pitts) has a twin sister as well!
They both played in Sweet Valley High!

They were also doublemint twins along with Tia & Tamara!

While promoting her film Skyline(2010) Brittany says:
"When we were shooting Skyline, I was really sick one day and they had to shoot something. I came in for a few hours to shoot my close-ups and they hired my sister to stand around in the background for the wide shots. I was like, “Wow, the benefits of having a twin!"

What did you guys feel about this scene? Team Melanie or Team Jazz?

*borrowed this from necole bitchie*

Melanie: What the hell do you think you’re doing?

Jazz: I believe it’s called stuntin’

Melanie: No what it’s called is misleading these girls down the wrong path.

Jazz: Excuse me?

Melanie: Yeah, today was suppose to be about uplifting these girls and setting an example for them but instead you have been running around here thinking it’s okay to sleep with everyone and shake their ass in music videos.

Jazz: Sleep around, wait, is this about Derwin? Is he still talking about me? That is so cute.

Melanie: What?! No, this has nothing to do with Derwin. It’s about you convincing these girls there’s some future in them objectifying themselves.

Jazz: Well, that’s weird because it seems that my future is almost identical to yours. You married a football player, I married a football player. You’re a Sunbeam, I’m a Sunbeam. At the end of the day, I’m sitting at the same table as you. Actually no, not true. I’m sitting at the autograph table unlike you.

Melanie: Excuse me?

Jazz: And you call yourself a role model? You’re nothing but a fake ass, insecure, wannabe doctor, who enjoys bringing down other women to build yourself up. And I tell you what…my background may be a little skanky but I’m a skank that keeps it 100. Now if you excuse me, little skitzo is waiting. *walks away*

Melanie: Can you believe her?

Tasha: Mmm Hmm. I love it that broad got heart.

Melanie: Tasha, how could you say that?

Tasha: Oh, come on. Come on Melanie, you know you had that coming…the way you’ve been treating her. You lucky she didn’t didn’t whoop yo ass a long time ago because if she had asked me, I probably would’ve helped her too.

Melanie: What? How could you defend her, she practically slept her way into the Sunbeams.

Tasha: Okay, don’t make me remind you of your freaky little tendencies Mrs. Trey Wiggs/Hop In the Bed With Malik/Jerome. You ain’t nobody saint, okay. At the end of the day we all got here the same way….either giving up the cooch or pushing somebody up out the cooch. So you remember that the next time you go judging somebody.

Doesn't the Jazz look like Nicki Minaji with a quick glance!? My friend thought it was her when we saw the commercial! I'm like, "Whoa! That does look like her!"

Her real name is Lashontae Heckard.. (remember her when she played in ATL)
Check her out in her urban turband!

“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.”

Friday, January 21, 2011

Spring/Summer 2011 Trend: STRIPES!

The nautical trend has been around for as long as you can remember right? Well, this season stripes has been very much rejuvenated with bright colors and asymmetric prints!

From Left to right: Prada, Louis Vuitton, WunderKind, Balenciaga, Moschino.

Pairing stripes with florals (or any other print for that matter) has always been a fashion DON'T. Our generation is used to breaking the rules and is seizing the moment to do so with pairing our strips with whatever other pattern we can get our hands on!

Prada 2011

Clashing & Contrasting prints can be fun & risky! You know what they say... fashion is all about taking risks right?

Fendi 2011

Some prefer the classic look, I'd say when the time is right you'd know when it's okay to break the rules ;) As always have fun!

From Left to right: Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Twenty8Twelve, Vivienne Westwood, Isabel Marant.

Who can't wait to rock their stipes & florals this spring!?
I want pics!

“Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.”

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jennifer Lopez on American Idol Inspired Look!

I'm a fan of American Idol (I wouldn't say a die hard fan.. but a fan none the less) but now that JLo is a judge, die hard fan would be the correct term. I always looove her make-up and now I get to see what her make-up artist will create week after week!

She had a nice radiant glow to her skin! Lovely dewy finish.. beautiful pink blush (more blush than I'd usually use) and the prettiest gold shimmery eyes! Her lips were on the nude side, with that wet sheen and a pop of color coming through!

I wasn't going anywhere last night, but couldn't resist playing in make-up!

eyes: i tried my best to make it as sparkly as possible using my lock down in gold by too faced as a base then used the color true by bare escetuals

face: used an artificial light luminizing lotion by smashbox (in glow) mixed in with my mac studio fix foundation. gives a natural glow.

blush: had to go with a cream blush because there is nothing matte about her face, so i went with a cream blush by mac called posey. (buffed in with a stippled brush)

lips: guerlian lip base and mixed some colors from my elf encyclopedia lip edition (which btw was only 5 bucks comes with a lip liner and a lip brush! can't beat that)

“She behaves as if she were beautiful. Most American women do. It is the secret of their charm.”

The Game: Season 4 Episode 2

Alright, I tried to be nice... I thought because it was the first episode everything was a tad out of wack and they just had to get their groove back and try to cram everything into the hour long premiere to get everyone caught up, but NO!

What is up with the acting man!? I know it's a sitcom but seriously, I had much higher expectations of The Game.

I didn't catch it from the very beginning, so someone please fill me in! I caught it about 10 minutes in. The scene with Melanie and Derwin (with Janae at the door) what kinda crying was that? What was that scene!? It really upset me because I'm a true fan of the show.

On a better note though, I heard that some radio stations are starting to play the "Pitts and Dipp" song! hahaha

The storyline is great, a bit rushed but goodness gracious... hopefully the acting will step up a few notches because that there is not gonna make it! Still a fan, still gonna watch it every week though :)

Love to hear your thoughts, whether you agree or disagree with me... & pls someone fill me in on what happened the 1st 10 minutes! I don't remember seeing Kelly or Tasha for the whole episode so I'm sure they were somewhere within that 10 minutes that I missed :(

Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation

Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation: $42 Size: 1 oz

Talk about smart technology! The Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation is formulated with chameleon pigments. Which means that it has color-match technology so it adjusts to your perfect shade.

How it works: It goes on white then adjusts to your natural skintone.

What else it does: Nourishes and balances the skin.
Provides age-defying undetectable coverage.

It's a serum so it suspends over fine lines and wrinkles to smooth and correct visible signs of aging. Organic Argan Oil infused formula strengthens and balances your skin while keeping oily areas shine-free, and dry spots naturally moisturized for totally flawless, younger looking skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan
*If you weren't aware, Josie Maran is a natural brand*

My Experience:
It comes in light/medium & medium/dark. It is sold exclusively at Sephora, but when I went to purchase the light/medium shade was the only one available. (as a tester as well) I tried it on the back of my hand (I didn't use the brush.. I actually didnt even notice the brush for sale so I just rubbed it in with my fingers.) The light/medium is going to be too light for me, so I'm excited for the medium/dark to become available for me to try!

Oh, as for coverage.. from the looks of it I'd say it would give a sheer light to medium coverage. It wasn't my shade, but for some reason looked like it had some orange color in it.

“When you look closely people are so strange & so complicated that they're actually beautiful.”

Friday, January 14, 2011

I Heart NY

Had a great day in the city today... I'm beat!

I had no idea that it was legal to drink while riding the LIRR (long island rail road) I get off the train and there is this stand serving shots & beer! (notice the no smoking sign though).. We can't smoke, but we can surely drink ♥

How cool are we? I love being a New Yorker!

“A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners.”

Another award! Thanks Laura for choosing me for the stylish blogger award! How sweet is she!? Check her blog out guys!

I'm supposed to list 7 more random things about myself, as soon as I can think of some more randomness for you all I'll be sure to post! xx

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Game: Season 4 Episode 1

Season Premiere of THE GAME last night! So many of my friends are fans of this show! We were gonna have a game party but the weather was horrible here in NYC so we decided to all tune in at our own homes and speak about it over the phone :) Every commercial break my phone was ringing off the hook & we all kept conferencing in other people into the call haha!

I don't know if I'm psychic or what, but everything that I was saying was actually happening... (okay, not everything, but two things though!) Such as, When Melanie found out D.J. wasn't Derwin's baby I said.. watch her friend say that she made a mistake and it really is! So said, so done! I also said, don't do it T.T!! Malik is gonna make a move on your girl! Don't let her drive him home!!! So said, so done!!!!! Maybe it was just me, because whenever I watch a movie or t.v show I always read into things 10x more than the average person! Any little mistake I'm always the one to point it out!

Overall the hour long premiere was great and left a lot of cliff hangers for us. I am beyond excited to see what's going to happen next!

Melanie: Her dressing is on point! She looks great and even took off some weight! She was dead wrong for tricking little d.j into opening his mouth so she can get his DNA! "Say aahhhh" What is wrong with you Med School!?

Kelly: She looks hawt as usual! She cut her hair, she bought herself some designer clothes, she feels liberated! She deserves it. That whole situation with Stacy Dash I was feeling for her, especially that whole courtroom scene!

Malik: Is he on something? Why is he treating T.T like that OMG! Malik, whyyyy????

Seriously, what was up with Tasha & Malik? They didn't even hardly speak. What was that all about?

Sound off people, if you watched last night's episode, I'd love to hear your thoughts! xoxo

7.7 Million viewers! Great job BET, the marketing... REMARKABLE! *also noticed it was in HD for the 1st time*

“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward”

Monday, January 10, 2011

Versatile Blog Award!

I was awarded the Versatile Blog Award by Candy Apples! ♥ My first Blog Award yaayy!!

Rules are that I have to tell 7 random things about myself.. {there are other rules too.. but umm...yea lol i'm kinda breaking them! check out Candy Apple's blog for the "official" rules ;)}

1. I'm ambidextrous (can do everything with both hands.. including write but I rather my left & while doing make-up I always switch hands)

2. My family is from Trinidad.

3. I am dreadfully afraid of cats!

4. Most of my friends don't know about my blog.

5. My make-up always comes out best when I'm listening to music. (to me at least)

6. I love watching cartoons.

7. I don't like even numbers for some reason.. So say the volume is on 14, I'd have to change it to 13 or 15.

“A beautiful thing is never perfect.”

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Look Of The Day:Using The Naked Palette!

I did this look with my beloved Naked Palette from Urban Decay! Anyone that asks what my favorite color is from the palette I can never give an answer because they are all so lovely! The colors that I find I work with the most are SIN & GUNMETAL, but for some reason never together! So I created this look using two of my favs ♥ (I snuck in Carbon from MAC to smoke it out hehe)

♥♥♥♥♥ Like my blush? Bella Bamba Baby ;)! ♥♥♥♥♥

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.”

Friday, January 7, 2011

Review: Benefit Bella Bamba 3D Blush!

When I got this blush the first thing that came to mind was NARS Orgasm noticing the pink with peach and gold undertones. When I applied it I was stunned at the brilliant color payoff, and get this... It actually smells really watermelony! The name suits it perfectly! It makes me feel "bella bambaish" Like I'm somewhere in Hawaii about to take in pina coladas at the side of the pool! (Big Sunglasses & all!!)

I love trying products with the newest technology! Benefit launched this blush announcing that it is 3D. They say it amplifies cheekbones and creates the illusion of sculpted features!

I like using the Girl Meets Pearl by Benefit as a highlight right above where I apply my blush... OMG! Gives me the dimension that I love and every time I turn my head the light catches it perfectly!

**Will feature in my next look of the day post**

What else you need to know:

♥ I use a blush brush to execute my look although it does come with a brush... Didn't even give it a try, but I will (one of these days) just for the review purpose (I'm sooo married to my blush brush though) *sephora professionnel blush brush*

♥ Very rich & pigmented so start off light & add more if needed.

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.”

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Look Of The Day!

Hey guys! I was experimenting with a couple of new products today, I loved the way this look came out so much I decided to do my first LOTF "look of the day" post! Hope you all like it as much as I did!

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”♥

Monday, January 3, 2011

How to get the true color of your lipstick to show!

This is a method that works wonders for me ..& of course the purpose of this blog is to share my random thoughts, tips, tricks and anything else that interests me at the moment.

Ever see a lip color and think it's just absolutely gorgeous, then put it on and it looks a totally different color!? You're thinking to yourself, "This isn't the color that I wanted, this isn't how it looked in the advertisement! This isn't the true color... grrrr!"

There are tons of lip bases that you can buy that's gonna run you a pretty penny and just add to your collection of unnecessary "stuff" (you know what I'm talking about, the stuff that you buy because the sales person raves about how great it is & you feel like, omg! how was I living without this! Then go home and use it once or twice & forget all about it!)

The reason why you don't get the true color of your lipstick or lipgloss is due to the natural color of your lips! When I do my make-up, my lips are usually the last thing that I do. When applying my foundation I apply it all over, including my eyelids and my LIPS! If I'm doing a nude lip, I dab my concealer over my lips in order to neutralize the color and I get that heavenly nude lip. (one of my favorite lips to wear by the way)

***I'm not totally against lip primers/bases.. but I'll get into that in another post dedicated specifically to them! This is just something that I do on an everyday basis without adding another product to my routine!***

Kim Kardashian wears a beautiful nude color on her lips which of course is one of my favs by Nars! A color called Belle De Jour

“Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful”

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Jennifer Lopez Inspired Look!

I had the pleasure of working with such a wonderful young lady yesterday! She even brought in a photograph of the look she was going for! (how great is she?)

She was attending a New Years Eve party so I made sure to focus on contouring & highlighting, without making her look too "made up" Enhancing her natural beauty was my main focus. Bringing more light to her eyes and highlighting her cheek bones set this look over the top for me!

I feel extremely fortunate that my last client of 2010 was such a delight! x♥

The color that I used in her inner corner is called Sin by Urban Decay, I discovered this color in my Naked Palette & it was love at first sight! Guess what... it is sold as a single pot as well!!

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”