Time of the Month Indulgence without the Guilt-Zucchini Nachos

Time of the Month Indulgence without the Guilt-Zucchini Nachos

Will power is something that must be consciously maintained. I'd like to think when I'm serious and focused I can say no to fatty foods, sweet treats, and other things that will ruin my diet. Usually the hardest times for me are during that dreaded week of my period. My will power is usually out the door as all I want to do is sleep, let my bloated belly hang out, and just be comfortable.…
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,…

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquers Swatches

     I am so glad Milani Cosmetics changed their Nail Lacquer formula because I was not a huge fan of that fast dry sticky tacky stuff that they've been selling.  The new Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquers are a huge improvement. They go on nice and smooth and come in an array of colors, 36 to be exact with one fast dry top coat so if you want to get technical you could say…
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.…
Feeling Beautiful with Skintimate

Feeling Beautiful with Skintimate

I made my legs happy with Skintimate as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SkintimateStars though all opinions are my own. Judging by this photo you can probably already tell that I have a very complicated Beauty Routine. Between skin care, color correcting, highlight and contouring, and adding eyeshadow it sorta "takes a village" to help me look presentable in the morning. I'm a firm a believer in the phrase "Beauty Comes from Within".…
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…
Fresh from the Garden: Zucchini Soup

Fresh from the Garden: Zucchini Soup

      This summer was the first time I tried my hand at growing my own Zucchini and Squash and I'll admit it's been one huge lesson after another. Next year, I think I'm going to stick with Zucchini as it's proven to be a bit more prolific than the squash and we've been getting Zucchini that are absolute whoppers. One of my favorite recipes to make from all our Zucchini, beside the Zucchini…
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…
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…