Omg...What Is She Wearing


Okay ladies I am all about expressing ourselves and set us a part from others. However some girls have just taken it a bit to far. Bright bold lips are all the craze these days, it allows us to show to our individuality by making a statement with our makeup (fabulous). However I personally believe that when you choose your lipsticks there are certain factors to consider. Skin tone is by far the BIGGEST factor of all, not every lipstick is made for every skin tone. For example MAC has a very popular color called "Snob", while this lipstick can look exceptional on fair skin it looks horrible (in my opinion) on darker skin tones. If I wore to wear Snob considering I am African American I would look some bit of crazy...it's just not made for me. There are definitely ways around this however, you can pair something like Snob with different color (darker) lip liner and make an ombre' effect (this has also been trending). While some colors can be fixable so they don't appear too harsh there are some that no matter what, it can't be helped. So...blue, white, yellow, etc. colored lips absolutely drive me insane. While these colors are great for editorials or the runway, they are by far "not cool" for everyday wear. In reality, yes  you are making a very extreme statement (Kudos to you) but let me just tell you, it looks like you just ate a blue popsicle and didn't wipe your lips (gross). This is a trend I wish never started and I would love for it to disappear. If you ever see me wearing bright blue, yellow, green, or whatever on my lips, please smack me about 5 times and tell me to snap out of it. Let's try and leave this trend strictly for October 31...
Are there any beauty trends you just wish would go away? Leave a comment and let me know.
Here are some better versions (in my opinion) on how to rock a bright lip. 
 
 

For The Girl On The Go

Like most working moms, the mornings always seem like I'm bolted into high gear because not only do I have to get myself ready for work I have to get my daughter ready. This means she has to eat, brush her teeth, get dressed, and school bag packed. So most mornings I don't have all the time in world to spend on my makeup, so I tend to go very basic with minimal products. So here's my tips for that morning rush.
  1. Prep your skin the night before by cleansing and moisturize your skin.
  2. In the morning give you skin a "pick me up" by splashing your face with cold water and pat dry.
  3. Choose a foundation that gives you the "best" coverage with out having to conceal. Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 is great for this because it primes and conceals the face. Using this will allow you to skip those 2 steps.
  4. Add some life back to your face by applying a blush or bronzer to the cheeks. This
    will give you your "natural" glow. Also...skip any contouring as this will add time.
  5. Skip the eyeliner and just apply your favorite mascara, this will add life to the eyes as well as open them up.
  6. Apply a lip balm, lipstick , or lip gloss and voila' your done.
 
 

"Impressive?"

Foundation: MUFE HD/Revlon ColorStay
Eyeliner: Covergirl Ink It
Concealer: Bobbi Brown corrector "peach"
Contour: MAC Sculpting powder "shadester"
Blush: MAC "peaches"
Brows: Diorshow Brow Styler
Mascara: Covergirl Flame Out
Lipliner: MAC 80%
Lipstick: MAC Sheen Supreme "Impressive" 
Finishing powder: Tarte Smooth Operator
PS. Sorry for the mean hug, lol. It was extremely hot outside. 
 
 

July Beauty Favs 

This month has been more about rediscovering things vs trying new things and falling in love. There are 2 new items in the bunch but the rest is oldies but goodies.

  • Bobbie Brown Corrector in Peach: I got this a few months back but I had only used it maybe a hand full of times. Mainly just because I had other concealers I would reach for more but this month, this has been my go to concealer. It's very thick but once you put in on, it warms up thinning it out making for some really awesome coverage.
  • Tarte Clean Slate Poreless primer: I have to say this is by far the best primer I have tried to date. It takes away any shine you make have, leaving your face look insanely clear and need I say PORELESS, lol.
  • St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer: I discovered this while I was watching Dr. Oz one day and went on the hunt for. I just discovered it this month in Wal-Mart (I basically screamed when I saw it). Thank the heavens Wal-Mart finally sells it. I am actually going to do a full review on this so look out for that.
  • L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes: This product has literally been in my mascara drawer (still full packaged) for MONTHS and just recently I decided to whip it out the package and try it. This has been my go to mascara all month, I've tried reaching for others but I just always end up putting this one on. It truly makes my lashes look amazing, giving length and volume.
  • MAC Sheer-tone Blush in Peaches: Now this is definitely and oldie. This has to be the 2nd or 3rd MAC blush I've ever brought and I kid you not I wear it almost every day and I've still yet to hit pan. This blush gives me that perfect flushed looking cheek...AMAZING!!! Love it!!!
  • Bath and Body Works Spray in Sensual Amber: Another oldie but goodie for me. I use to wear this years ago and just recently a friend of mine was wearing it and I just feel in love all over again. Definitely been grabbing this a lot this month. Even though this might be more of a fall or winter type smell, I've just been loving it this month. 
  • Clean&Clear deep action creamer cleanser: So my face had been breaking out a lot this summer and I had purchased a "high end" cleanser thinking it would get the job done, even though it was a good product it failed. So one day while in Target I saw this and just said "why not". Well needless to say I'm in love, between this and the St Ives my skin is looking like new and I'm more then pleased about it. I'm also going to due a few review on this so keep an eye out for it. 

 
 

Milani Color Statement Lipstick

So, here is another product I just had to try. There has been so much hype behind this milani lipsticks that I finally just buckled and tried them out. Now when it comes to lipsticks I am a true MAC girl. MAC has just never failed me when it came to their lip products, even though I do own more then just MAC you will more then likely catch me in one their lipsticks.
Anywho, I've stepped outside the box yet again to try these babies out and I must say I'm very impressed. The consistency of these lipsticks are very smooth, not sticky at all (because thats the worst). The color payoff is phenomenal and gives you just the right amount of shine.
In total the line has about 30 shades (just about every lip color imaginable right), however the Wal-Mart by me only had 10 (bummer). The line also comes in 6 finishes; matte (not for me), cream, shimmer, pearl (again not for me), metallic, and vinyl. Now I have only purchased the the lipstick in the cream and shimmer finishes but you best believe I will be going to try all the others out. These are buy far the next best think to my MAC lipstick if not better.
PS. These bad boys only cost about $4.99 at my local Wal-Mart...SCORE!!!
 

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