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Milani Constellation Gel Eyeliners Miss the Mark

Milani Constellation Gel Eyeliners Miss the Mark

We all wanted to fall in love with the new Milani Constellation Gel Eyeliners. They were so sparkly and pretty and of course that instantly made us forget all our other list of requirements we consider on if we should purchase a product or not. I put these to the test to see if they were really worth your time to scour the beauty aisle for them and if they were really worth $5.99. In…
Shopping My Stash and Creating Magic Volume 1

Shopping My Stash and Creating Magic Volume 1

I don't consider myself to be a pro at doing makeup nor do I consider myself an expert on the proper use of each product. What I do know is that I've been hoarding this mass collection of beauty products that I honestly don't give enough attention. This last month I decided that if I purchased a product then it would get used. I would force myself to step outside of my "natural makeup" comfort…
MakeUp Wars: Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette

MakeUp Wars: Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette

  In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the movie Pulp Fiction Urban Decay release an entire Pulp Fiction collection. Pulp Fiction came out when I was a young girl and I wasn't allowed to watch it so I really can't say that I know anything about the movie. I do know that it was a big hit and I've told myself that I must watch it later on. The Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette,…
Not Your Grandmothers Floral -Florabotanica Balenciaga Perfume

Not Your Grandmothers Floral -Florabotanica Balenciaga Perfume

 "The wearer is beautiful but dangerous, like some rare botanical species" I pride myself on being a fragrance connoisseur. I love to have different scents for all the seasons as well as scents for different occasions. Florabotnica Balenciaga is definitely not your grandmothers Floral perfume. Unlike scents from the past, this one is super complex and takes you on a rollercoaster ride throughout the Hidden Garden. Florabotanica evokes ambivalent bewitching beauty. Velvety and thorny, flirting…
Fall Beauty Trends with Macy’s Impulse Beauty

Fall Beauty Trends with Macy’s Impulse Beauty

Just last week I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Impulse Beauty at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. If you didn't know, Macy's Impulse beauty is home to some of the most popular and prestigious names in beauty and they even have their own Urban Decay Boutique!!  The event was hosted by Macy's very own Beauty Blogger Tonya Mann and Makeup Artist B. Wilson,who was voted the Best in Philly for 2013.…
The Hit and Misses of Studded Kisses from Kat Von D.

The Hit and Misses of Studded Kisses from Kat Von D.

I'm kind of surprised that I'm so late to get hip to the Kat Von D craze. When I saw the Kat Von D Studded Lipsticks on the Sephora website I knew I had to pick some up, and when they arrived I went back to the store and picked up even more!  This hybrid lipstick is formulated with Color Cushion Technology, which combines 10-hour budge-proof wear with vibrant color. Featuring a color spectrum for…
Top Ten Tuesday: Essential MakeUp Brushes

Top Ten Tuesday: Essential MakeUp Brushes

So how many Make Up Brushes does one really need to create an every day face? Foundation Brushes, Eye Brushes, Lip Brushes, and there are even brushes for brows. Do you need to own one for every single thing? I say not at all! For me, there's only ten as I try to use brushes that have dual purposes. Make Up Brushes come in various shapes and sizes and have a particular fit for certain…
New Nars Cosmetics Audacious Lipstick, Go Get One!

New Nars Cosmetics Audacious Lipstick, Go Get One!

   "A lipstick so creamy and pigmented you won't want anything else."  NARS pays tribute to its beginnings with the launch of The Audacious Lipstick Collection: lipsticks so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture, the sensation is absolutely audacious. There are 40 shades in this brand new collection with ten being sold exclusively at Barney's New York. I chose two shades that I new would be perfect for the upcoming fall season, Liv and Dominique.…
NARSissist Smokey Eye Kit Brings the Sexy to Fall

NARSissist Smokey Eye Kit Brings the Sexy to Fall

  The Narsissist Smokey Eye Kit is the second edition in the Nars Makeup Bag Must Have's. The Kit contains a compact featuring three of Nars most coveted shades along with a wide contour eyeshadow travel brush and a Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner. The rich shades of shadow highlighted in the palette include Madrague I, Bali, and Mekong. So instead of just doing normal arm swatches and saying "Here Ya Go" I've decided from…
Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar in Technopagen (Metallic) Review and Swatches

Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar in Technopagen (Metallic) Review and Swatches

  When I saw the press release for the new Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics "Unknown Pleasures" collection the one color that stood out to me the most was Technopagen, I knew I had to have it! As soon as the collection went live on the site I placed my order and it arrived by that coming Saturday. Technopagen $18 is described as a Blackened Purple with Blue Pearl. In the tube it looks more blue, swatched…
Create Brighter Eyes With Only one Product

Create Brighter Eyes With Only one Product

  We've all been there, all night parties, late night study sessions, or just not getting enough sleep. You wake up and you look like death warmed over.. or just to be nicer you look plain tired. Usually when I'm feeling like this I honestly don't even feel like putting on makeup the next day so I just fake it to make by creating brighter eyes only using one product strategically in certain areas!  …
How to be a Beauty Hoarder on a Budget

How to be a Beauty Hoarder on a Budget

Does the size of beauty or nail stash determine your social status? Do you have a helmer or Ikea Alex unit dedicated to your Nail polish collections? If you do consider yourselves among the elite of beauty hoarders collectors. With the new dawn of social media outlets allowing beauty bloggers to easily share instant picture of their hauls or stashes and the mass wave of YouTube vloggers taking you through the opening of a box…
black Up Cosmetics Lipsticks are Love in a Tube

black Up Cosmetics Lipsticks are Love in a Tube

Okay now in my last post about black Up Cosmetics lipsticks I squealed about there Matte Formulation and the amazing pigmentation. I was received a Matte lipstick as well as a Satin Finish Lipstick that I'm sharing with you on the blog today. Both colors are absolutely supberb with a long wear formula to win any lipstick lover over! The lipsticks are priced at $22.50 each which is around the range of Make Up Forever…
black Up Paris Cosmetics Redefines Beauty for Women of Color.

black Up Paris Cosmetics Redefines Beauty for Women of Color.

 A little while back I shared with you all a picture of a gorgeous red orange lipstick from black Up Paris Cosmetics. After trying out that lipstick and receiving so many compliments I knew that I couldn't just stop there.  Black Up Paris Cosmetics was founded in 1999 by an African American makeup artist who saw there was a need for a high end product made specifically with women of color in mind. black Up…
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics brings Unknown Pleasures for Fall 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics brings Unknown Pleasures for Fall 2014

    Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics launches a new collection of Lip Tars, Nail Lacquers and Cosmetic Colour Pencils  This collection, delectably known as Unknown Pleasures is perfect for the upcoming fall season.   There are six new Lip Tar additions in this collection which retail for $18.00 each. Lament: Neutral Rose Beige (Matte) Golden Buff : Neutral (Matte) ManHunter: Red-Orange with Golden Shimmer (Metallic) Pagan: Blackened Purple (Matte) Technopagan: Black Purple with Blue Pearl (Metallic)…
Get the Look with the Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette

Get the Look with the Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette

The Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette is the newest addition to the Too Faced Cosmetics Line. This Ferociously Feminine Eyeshadow and Liner Collection boast six eyeshadows and three wet to dry eyeshadows that you can wear as liners. I used my MAC Cosmetics Fix Plus to wet a brush when using the powders wet and it worked like a charm. as the colors applied like a cream. The colors are all Women of Color Friendly…
Nars Cosmetics Night Caller Unlawful Blush and Mandore Satin Lip Pencil Review

Nars Cosmetics Night Caller Unlawful Blush and Mandore Satin Lip Pencil Review

 A couple of weeks ago I spilled the tea on that newest items out from Nars for Fall 2014. The Nars Cosmetics Night Caller Collection is a dramatic palette with colors to suit anyones taste. I received two of the items from the collection, Unlawful Blush and Mandore Satin Lip Pencil, to share with you all. In the picture below I'm wearing both items.  Unlawful Blush is a soft pink with silver sparkles throughout. On…
50 Shades of MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks Part 1

50 Shades of MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks Part 1

  Have you ever wanted a one stop shop to be able to check out MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks on Women of Color? Sure, they're Pinterest but even then finding swatches of limited edition and discontinued shades can be pretty hard. Last year I had this grand idea that I was going to swatch every single MAC Cosmetics lipstick that I owned. I had it all planned out and everything until reality hit me. If you…
PUR Minerals Jupiter Ascending Palette Review

PUR Minerals Jupiter Ascending Palette Review

  Jupiter Ascending is the latest release by PURMinerals in conjunction without the upcoming movie Jupiter Ascending staring Mila Kunnis and Channing Tatum.  The PUR Mineals Jupiter Ascending Palette  retails for $29.99 and comes with six pan eyeshadow palette, a precision eyeliner, and a super adorbs pout enhancing lip gloss.  The eyeshadows are great for creating a subtle smokey eye. However, if you are around my complexion I would suggest using a primer with these…