Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Carol's Daughter Event!

I had a blast last night! Here are a couple of the photos that I was able to capture!

That's right, I've got Victoria Secret Angel Selita Ebanks posing for me! Isn't she fab!?

Don't know who this is, but she looked pretty cool holding that clipboard.. like she was someones assistant or a pr girl... so I snapped the shot hehe

Tried to catch Mary J. Blige walking in... (those that follow me on twitter have already seen this one)

Before taking this pic Cassie turned to me and said, "Mmm, you smell good! What are you wearing?" "I said, "Thanks, it's pink sugar!" Then Selita said, "Wow, you do smell good!" Right after the pic the beautiful Solange Knowles asked me to smell, and said "Wow, that does smell nice!"

I was not disappointed at all. I had so much fun at this event! It all went down at Sephora on 34th Street NYC! They made me feel very exclusive by providing me with a wristband in order to enter the 2nd floor of the store. I was able to rub elbows with some amazing celebs! It was a very classy atmosphere and the champagne that was being passed around just added that little something extra.

I was there no longer than 10 minutes! No, I wasn't rushed out.. but as soon as I seen Adrienne Balion sneaking away (alone) I took that opportunity to go ahead and follow her out lol!

I caught up with her outside and that's when we started chatting...

When I told her that I left the event to come outside and talk with her she offered to give me her wristband! (my wristband didn't allow re-entry) What a sweetheart! I declined the offer, I felt like I got everything that I wanted out of the experience & it was time for me to go home. I was tired!

See a pic of Adrienne & I here

Pedestrians started realizing who she was and kept stopping to ask for pics, so she told me that she had to go, but reassured me she'd check out my blog! While parting ways I noticed a Bentley pull up behind the Escalade Mary J. Blige arrived in. Let's see who comes out of this car, it was P.Diddy's mom Janice Combs!

She looked great!

"It's a beautiful place and everyone here is knowledgeable about nature and filled with passion."

Exciting Day In The City!

Spent my entire day in the city! Seriously, when I say entire.. I mean I was up and out of my house since 6:30am (good thing I brought along my flats, which i didn't end up changing into until around 10pm right before my train ride home.. nonetheless, they came in handy!)

Had the pleasure of meeting such a wonderful Celeb Adrienne Bailon! She is so beautiful, & I can tell that her beauty is not just skin deep! We spoke like we were having girl talk! Not like celeb/fan type of convo. lol

One thing that I like to do is ask people what they are wearing. Whether it's just their mascara, blush, lipstick, foundation... whatever happens to stand out the most to me. (good or bad)

Adrienne had on such a stunning red lip, I couldn't help but ask.... She revealed to me that it was a lipstick from Revlon! I surprisingly answered, "Wow, you wear Revlon!?" I was assuming she'd say Chanel or YSL but no, she was totally honest & answered "Yea, I love their lipsticks" What an honest, beautiful person she is!

Adrienne Bailon without a doubt made my day! That's why I'm up almost 2am blogging about it & if you follow me on twitter you'd know that this week I'm training in the city from 8-5. So yea, I'll be running off of about 3 hrs of sleep haha!

Will post pics from the Carol's Daughter Event (@ Sephora 34th Street) later on this week! (God's willing.. tomorrow!) Will include pictures that I took myself of Cassie, Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks & Janice Combs!

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

Friday, May 20, 2011

Laura Mercier Secret Finish | My New Found Secret Weapon!

Laura Mercier Secret Finish Mattifying Gel!

A lot of us suffer with oily t-zones! While dewy may be the look that we are going for when our oils come into play it can begin looking like an awful shine instead of a radiant glow!

I use this as my "spot treatment" ..whether I'm wearing a matte or a luminous foundation this liquid-gel works OVER my makeup for touch-ups throughout the day!

I must admit I was a bit afraid of applying a gel over my foundation, I didnt know what to expect. (thought it would break up the foundation, or roll on all icky) However, I was pleasently surprised that it reduced the shine & made me feel very comfortable & confident!

A fresh, shine-controlling liquid-gel designed with the needs of oily skin in mind.
Primarily for touch-ups throughout the day over makeup, this innovative formula 'soaks up' facial oil and mattifies the skin on contact. The lightweight gel removes shine for hours, leaving a translucent, matte finish. Free of oils, parabens, and fragrances!

How to use:

❤ Squeeze very small amount onto fingertips.

❤ Gently rub product between fingertips so that it forms a thin layer.

❤ Apply to the oily areas of the face using a light patting motion.

Overly oily skin:
Product may be applied lightly before foundation. *this method is recommended for overly oily skin types only*

What are some of your secret weapons?

“If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wedding Makeup Session!

Must Haves:

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser - works on all skin types, removes make-up, can tissue off, saves me the toning step!

AmorePacific Enzyme Peel - Brightens and evens skintone; relieves pore congestion; smoothes complexion and improves penetration of nourishment from subsequent skincare steps. Contains Green Tea Leaf Extract which calms, soothes, and protects the skin from environmental aggressors. After such a gentle exfoliator the makeup will apply with ease onto a smooth, well prepped canvas. Ideal for even the most delicate skin!

Temptu Airbrush Makeup System - saved me a great deal of time using this system & accomplished flawless results!

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer 02 - enriched with moisturizing ingredients it ensures lasting results without turning clients orange, 02 shade is very universal. (works well with wide range of skintones)

Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof glide-on pencils! - super smooth, super creamy, long lasting & waterproof; the name says it all.

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara - love this product because it gives great separation to the bottom lashes as well as top without taking years to dry! Added bonuses: doesn't smudge, smear or flake!

What are a couple of must have items in your kit for a wedding make-up session?

“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.”