pickURgift.com Never give or receive a bad gift again!

pickURgift.com Never give or receive a bad gift again!

[colored_box color="grey"]Sponosored Post[/colored_box]   How many times have you spent hours trying to come up with the best gift for some of your most pickiest  loved ones. Or how many times have you gone out and picked up a gift that in your head was epic, but in the eyes of the recipient was subpar? This is a never ending cycles that happens in households everywhere. For me it's mostly with my in laws, my…
Marc by Marc Jacobs brings out the Dog Lover in You.

Marc by Marc Jacobs brings out the Dog Lover in You.

Maybe the reason I am so drawn to Marc Jacob is due to the fact that he owns a Bull Terrier. How you can you not like someone who loves those quirky dogs that act like 3 year olds in clown a suit. Marc Jacob also loves Boston Terriers. His latest collection featuring  the Boston Terrier Olive with a city backdrop, fierce eye makeup and a psychedelic background has taken the fashion world by storm.…
Bright Future Eye Shadow Compact by Jane Iredale Supports BCA 100%

Bright Future Eye Shadow Compact by Jane Iredale Supports BCA 100%

    I love the Jane Iredale brand and the actual women behind the name I wasn't surprised in the least to find that Jane Iredale has created a gorgeous eyeshadow palette for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year jane iredale celebrates its sixth year of partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) with the launch of Bright Future, an adorable mirrored compact featuring five eye shadow shades and a travel-sized eye shadow brush, and…
Summer Clothes That Still Look Great In Winter

Summer Clothes That Still Look Great In Winter

  This weekend I decided to find some of my autumn/winter clothes that I’d packed up and hidden under the bed in May. There were some items that I was pleased to have in my wardrobe once again, but some of them made me wonder why on earth my winter wardrobe was that dull! I realised that I didn’t want to give up some of my summer clothes just yet, and I went about seeing…
Xlash Results Week 2

Xlash Results Week 2

    I've been using Xlash for two weeks now. Applying it in the morning after my skin care routine and then applying it in the evening after taking off my makeup.  Below is a picture showing my results after the second week.  Honestly right now I'm not seeing much of a change but I do believe they may look a bit longer.  What do you think?   Stay tuned for week 3-4 If you're…
New Hair! It’s a Wig Human Hair Eve Remi Review

New Hair! It’s a Wig Human Hair Eve Remi Review

  Okay so you guys know that I am re-transitioning. We are officially on month number 5! The first time time transitioned I big chopped at 5 months. I am currently trying to make it a year before I BC so I don't go through that awkward too long/too short phase. Plus, I hate headbands. At my age I think headbands should be let go, but that's for another post. In between sew in installs…
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics All Star Mini Lip Tar Sets

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics All Star Mini Lip Tar Sets

[colored_box color="grey"]Affiliate Link[/colored_box]   Liptars are the best things on earth. Honestly it's like the were made from the dust of Unicorns and Pixie Dust. Some people may be a little skeptical about the LipTars because of the large range of colors and the name. First off, Liptars.. well they aren't tars. They are a very highly pigmented lip pigment that sorta mimicks a lipstick or a lip stain. Lip Tars are so highly pigmented…
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.…