Ginger and Liz Mani-Pink Lemonade

Ginger and Liz Mani-Pink Lemonade

This has been such an amazing summer.  When school got out I was determined to make this the most fun summer we've ever had.  And judging by the emptiness of our sunscreen bottles, the miles on my SUV  and the depth of our tans I'd say we've been successful.  Thinking about this one night as the kids played in the yard and came up to the deck to get something to drink I was inspired…
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…
Crabtree and Evelyn New Nail Polish

Crabtree and Evelyn New Nail Polish

  Today I have for review two beautiful polishes from Crabtree and Evelyn.  These are from their Nud-est collection which consists of four barely there colors.  C&E have quite an impressive line of colors in their regular line of polishes along with nail care items.  The two colors I reviewed were Peaches And Cream and Almond.   Peaches and Cream is a creamy pinky-peachy sheer polish that builds color with each coat.  I ended up…
Naomi, Iman and Rihanna for Olivier Rousteing’s Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2015 Collection

Naomi, Iman and Rihanna for Olivier Rousteing’s Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2015 Collection

STUNNING, FLAWLESS, AND POWERFUL. Those three words came to mind when I first caught glimpse of the photos from the September Issue of W Magazine. What I love is that it shows three powerful black women coming together to show their beauty in Olivier Rousteing's Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2105 Collection. Naomi and Iman have been known to have their spats in the past, and well Rihanna is of course Rihanna.   I do see myself…
25 Must Have Social Media and Blogging Apps!

25 Must Have Social Media and Blogging Apps!

  Bloggers, Stylist Photographers, Influencers, and Social Media addicts everywhere  know how important it is to be able to take their work on the go. From being able to log into your desktop remotely to picking the best color scheme to really showcase what you had for lunch  How do you sort through the mess to find the best?  Keep reading to find  25 of the best apps for blogging, social media and photo editing…
Save the Undies with U by Kotex

Save the Undies with U by Kotex

I'm on a crusade with U by Kotex to SAVE THE UNDIES, and my wallet.  I remember having a conversation with a couple of ladies a while back about how every month we would go out and purchase a new pack of panties just for that time of the month. I never wore my good panties, you know the kind with all the lace and frills. During Eve's curse I wanted to be comfortable and…
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…
Zoya Naturel Deux Swatches and Review

Zoya Naturel Deux Swatches and Review

Zoya has released a fall collection of neutral polishes which is a perfect complement to their summer neutral collection.  The difference?  These are the bolder, richer grown up sisters that are ready to go out on the town with the lastest of falls fashion trends!  Six gorgeous rich creams that range from shades of rose to coffee.  Just describing them sounds decadent!  These are in order from left to right:  Madeline, Aubrey and Marnie.  Madeline…
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)…
Makeup Wars: Orly Nail Polish Neon Angles Mani

Makeup Wars: Orly Nail Polish Neon Angles Mani

I was looking at the neon polishes after Melody told me about the  Makeup Wars.  I love neon.  Designing with it is one of my favorites.  However this time around I was drawing a blank.  I'd done quite a few fantabulous neon mani's already this summer.  Most of the time a nail design will formulate into my head days or even weeks before I commit it to my sketch book or polish.   I rarely fly by the…
How I ACCIDENTALLY Dyed My Hair Purple!

How I ACCIDENTALLY Dyed My Hair Purple!

  AWWWW I'm purple!!!! I bet you guys are like "this girl doesn't know what she wants to do with her hair". If you said that trust me you'd be telling the truth. I've worn over 20 different hair styles in the past year. I like to think that hair is an accessory and you should switch it up and just have fun. I've always seen pictures of bold, confident,women of color rocking their natural l…
Ginger and Liz Nail Polish- I’m so over Him

Ginger and Liz Nail Polish- I’m so over Him

I think this week I'm really channeling purple. I wore purple for National Lipstick day and yesterday I accidentally dyed my hair purple so it's only fitting that I feature this gorgeous purple mani by Nail Contributor Amy using the Ginger and Liz polish called I'm So Over Him. The color is overlayed with a sheer iridescent topcoat from China Glaze called Fairy Dust . I love the contrast between the silver stamping and the…
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…
Mani of the Day: Tie Dye with Ginger and Liz

Mani of the Day: Tie Dye with Ginger and Liz

Summers not over yet! Check out this gorgeous Tie Dye mani created by Nail Contributor Amy Kline! Amy used Ginger and Liz Nail polish to create this beach worthy look. The formula for Ginger and Liz polishes is absolutely praise worthy. The tie dye mani was super easy to do and it dried fast which was also a bonus! Ginger and Liz can be found at your local Ulta or their website and it retails…
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…