Am I not Stylish if I’m not Skinny?

Am I not Stylish if I’m not Skinny?

This is how I feel when I put on Skinny Jeans.. Like a fat cat trying to squeeze into something that was never made for me in the first place. I just can't get into this while "Skinny Jean" craze. While I am not obese I am neither slim and trim. I am just a average girl with a average body. I have curves, a small sized "donkey booty" and there is no gap when…
“Photograph” by Celebrity Photographer John Russo

“Photograph” by Celebrity Photographer John Russo

  Perfume, I think the older I get the more and more I fall in love with the various scents. I've always been more of a spicy/woodsy type of girl. Even with my Spring and Summer scents I tend to always look for that hint of spice. Photograph by John Russo was a nice break from my normal routine. Celebrity Photographer John Russo has photographed all of Hollywoods Biggest Stars. His work has been featured on…
The XLash Eyelash Challenge Starts Now!

The XLash Eyelash Challenge Starts Now!

The Xlash challenged has commenced!! Remember that post I did about whether or not Xlash could help me grow longer and thicker lashes? No? Well here it is for you to go back and read in case you haven't. I received my tube of Xlash in the mail and for the next four weeks I will be using this and monitoring the growth of my lashes. The product claims "longer thicker lashes" but I'll let…
The N-Tunes Earphones. The answer to my Husbands Prayers!

The N-Tunes Earphones. The answer to my Husbands Prayers!

This post is brought to you by Monster Headphones and BlogHer. I spend a lot of time in my beauty room swatching various products.  Nail Polish, eye shadow, or lipstick you name it I'm swatching it. Usually when I'm having my swatchfest I put on my Emeli Sande Pandora station and I sing and swatch to my hearts content. Our house is older so the walls aren't that thick so I usually find my husband…
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Swatches

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Swatches

  I love a good Matte lipstick, especially for fall. When MAC Cosmetics unveiled their Retro Matte line of lipsticks I wanted to yell "Buy all the Lipsticks!!" However, I refrained and I scrutinized each color description trying to figure out which ones I just had to have in my life.  Out of 8 I narrowed it down to 3 since I already owned Rih Rih Woo. The Retro Mac Collection was released back in…
BeWell Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center October 12 &13

BeWell Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center October 12 &13

[colored_box color="purple"]Sponsored Post[/colored_box]   BeWell Expo is designed to honor your inner and outer self. It is an exclusive beauty and wellness getaway where attendees can experience and indulge in the industry's best kept secrets. As an attendee, empower yourself by embracing the tools your body, mind and spirit need to look and feel good. The entrance fee of $25 per day includes the following complimentary activities: · Identify your skin type and understand the current condition…
Drink More Water and Win $250 With the Stur GiveAway

Drink More Water and Win $250 With the Stur GiveAway

  [colored_box color="blue"]Product Provided by Stur [/colored_box] So about a month and a half ago I decided that I would give up all drinking caffeine or juices and only drink water. This was pretty easy since I actually love water, but I did miss the feeling of drinking a carbonated soda. I didn't want to use anything like Mio or those other drops because they have tons of artificial flavoring and or sugar substitutes. I…
Is Blonde the New Black? Four Celebrities that Make me want to go Blonde!

Is Blonde the New Black? Four Celebrities that Make me want to go Blonde!

Is Blonde the new Black? This is a question I've been asking myself as I see more and more celebrities drop the dark hues and opt for bolder do's. Many will argue that blonde hair does not look good on African American women and that they should leave this look to our fairer skinned counterparts, but I for one do not agree! The more I see these women of color sporting these gorgeous coifs the…
Have an Affair using Iman Cosmetics Lip Affair Lip Palette!

Have an Affair using Iman Cosmetics Lip Affair Lip Palette!

So for the past two days I've been posting pictures of this mystery lipstick on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. If someone could correctly guess the brand and color I was going to give them their very own. I already knew people wouldn't have a clue as to what it was but I enjoyed watching them guess. One young lady guessed the correct brand but never listed the color! She was so close. Now that…
Can Xlash help me grow my lashes?

Can Xlash help me grow my lashes?

  Everyone women wants long, thick, and flirty lashes. Actually, my husbands lashes look better than my own. I always jokingly ask him if I can have his lashes. So when  Xlash, the maker of the Xlash Eyelash Enhancer, approached me about possibly doing a review of their product I was a little hesitant at first because I don't like putting oils around my eyes, but after I saw that they used all natural products and saw…
Hot or Not?  Fendi V-Neck Fur Ankle Boots

Hot or Not? Fendi V-Neck Fur Ankle Boots

The Fendi V-Neck Fur Ankle Boots aren't going to be on everyone's wish list. While bootie is definitely eye catching it does have A LOT going on. The Zebra Calf hair, the orange and white fur and the geometrically shaped heel seem to coexist well together but this bootie could easily be mistaken for something fresh out of your favorite ghetto shoe parlor. When paired with the right outfit I do feel like these shoes…
Military Inspired Vince Camuto Winchell Boots

Military Inspired Vince Camuto Winchell Boots

Last year I purchased my first pair of boots and handbag from Vince Camuto. I've been making sure to keep up with the brand ever since and it was love at first sight when I laid eyes on the Winchell Boots. I love the military inspired look with the gold plate on the heel and the gold and black buckle. These boots are perfect for day and night and can pair well with a cute…
Jordana Twist and Shine Lip Balm is an Unexpected Suprise!

Jordana Twist and Shine Lip Balm is an Unexpected Suprise!

  Lip Balms are moisturizing yes.. pigmented... not really.. well at least thats what I would have said before I tried the Jordana Twist and Shine Lip Balms. I've heard other bloggers gushing about them and I saw my boo thang glitterglossgarbage's swatches, but I really didn't become a believer until after I swatched them across my own lips. To cut straight to the chase the Jordana Twist and Shine Lip Balms are just that.…
Is the Wet Wrap Fashionable Enough to be Worn in Public?

Is the Wet Wrap Fashionable Enough to be Worn in Public?

I opened my email today and I was completely shocked.. no floored to find that the Wet Wrap is considered to be fashionable enough to wear down the runway. I remember many times getting my hair wrapped and then tying it up so that I could unwrap it in the morning. I also remember "ghetto" women walking around with their hair wrapped as if it were a style. Have these women been redeemed? Were they…
Mario Badescu and the Ultimate Skin Care Regimen

Mario Badescu and the Ultimate Skin Care Regimen

  The perfect skin care regimen is often hard to find. I've tried several products to try and help me combat my oily skin, black heads and occasional breakouts but I never found a regimen that could give me everything that I needed. A couple of months ago I was introduced to the Mario Badescu skin care line and after speaking with a consultant I received an entire regimen of skin care products that would…

Turn Your Old Clothes into Something New!

    Why it is So Easy to Sell Your Clothes for Cash If you have a wardrobe full of old clothes, you may be sitting on a fortune. In the past, old clothes did not have very much value. Very few people wanted to buy second hand clothes and if they did, they generally went to charity shops to do so. Up until fairly recently, there was some social stigma to wearing second hand…
Rate and Win with ShopStyle!

Rate and Win with ShopStyle!

  Ever purchase an item only to find that it's more amazing then you originally thought or it didn't live up to the hype? Shopstyle the amazing shoppers paradise is allowing you to share your thoughts via their new reviewing system. Before I purchase a product online I always go and see what other people thought of it before buying it for myself. You will usually find if a certain pair of pants or shoes…
Makeup Forever Foundation Nation Campaign

Makeup Forever Foundation Nation Campaign

MAKE UP FOR EVER, the Paris based professional makeup brand coveted by top industry artists, is launching Foundation Nation, a campaign to help women everywhere address the most common foundation makeup challenges. With more and more foundation choices becoming available it is not uncommon for women to become intimated or end up walking out with the wrong foundation color.  With the help of the NPD group, MAKEUP FOREVER recently conducted a study to get more…
Slim Pickings for Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty

Slim Pickings for Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty

  It's time for Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty!!  I received my magazine in the mail yesterday and I quickly scanned through to see which days had some of the best deals. The thing with Ulta is while they usually always have a coupon for $3.50 off of $10 ore more and sometimes 20% off they rarely offer deals on what they consider to be their "prestige" cosmetics. Prestige Cosmetics would include brands like Urban…
Makeup Wars My favorite Oil

Makeup Wars My favorite Oil

  I was introduced to the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil in the summer of 2012 at a beauty event. I have been a user and a lover ever since. With the name Deep Cleaning oil , you probably wonder how a oil can work as a makeup remover. Finally, I get a chance to use my Phd.. or well basic science skills to school you. Oils are phospholipids, made up of a hydrophilic head and…