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…
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…
Nars Reformulated Nail Polish Swatches in Zakynthos and Elbrus

Nars Reformulated Nail Polish Swatches in Zakynthos and Elbrus

    Remember about two weeks ago when I told you that Nars reformulated their nail polish and added 19 New Shades? Well, I was able to get my hands on two of them and let me just tell you they are absolutely stunning! I chose two shades that I knew I would really wear, an office friendly taupe and a bold vampy magenta. Though I'm not a fan of the new brush I do love…
Summer Drink Series: Frozen Mango Strawberry Margarita

Summer Drink Series: Frozen Mango Strawberry Margarita

Hey Sippers!! Welcome to this weeks edition of the Summer Drink Series!  Last weekend was a whirlwind for me. It was Mr. Cosmetically Challenged's Birthday and I was trying to balance spending time with him while also trying to keep my parasites in the lab happy so, of course to wind down it called for a drink. My initial thought was wine pops but after going to about five different stores I could not find…
Maybelline Color Show Veils and Jewels Nail Polish Swatches

Maybelline Color Show Veils and Jewels Nail Polish Swatches

The new Maybelline Color Show Veils and Jewels collection for Fall 2014 does not disappoint with the sparkle factor it brings to your manis.  Ten new shades in all, 5 chunky, fun glittery Jewel shades and 5 smoother Veil colors that range from a gorgeous pale teal to a rich amethyst.  I have nine out of the ten swatched for you. All polishes have a clear base with a heavy dose of glitter to add…
HUM Nutrition: Vitamins for the Modern Women Plus Give Away!

HUM Nutrition: Vitamins for the Modern Women Plus Give Away!

"BEAUTY STARTS FROM WITHIN... which is why we started HUM"   The older I get the more I know I should be taking my daily vitamins. I'm always being asked by my mom "Are you taking your vitamins?" when I complain of an ache or a pain. I do take vitamins but they aren't the most exciting part of my day. They're not as exciting as lets say my first sip of coffee, or putting…
Summer Drink Series: Skinny Girl Sparkling Pina Colada!

Summer Drink Series: Skinny Girl Sparkling Pina Colada!

  Skinny??? Yep you read right? I had to trim some calories on ya folks. This week's Summer Drink is a twist on the classic yet super sugary and high in calorie Pina Colada. Meet it's thinner and healthier cousin Sparkle!  I came up with the idea of doing a Sparkling Pina Colada for two different reasons, 1.) The people over at Sparkling ICE were kind of enough to send a bunch of their Zero…
Alison Rocks Rebecca Minkoff during the Pretty Little Liars 100th Episode

Alison Rocks Rebecca Minkoff during the Pretty Little Liars 100th Episode

Are you a Pretty Little Liars Fan?? I've been watching since Season 1 and I've even read (well listened) to some of the Audio books. While Pretty Little Liars isn't your typical high school drama, and well , with your not so typical relationships I can't help but get caught up in the girls fashion choices. Oh how I wish I could have afforded to wear some of things they rock when I was in…
Nars New Fall 2014 Color Collection- Night Caller

Nars New Fall 2014 Color Collection- Night Caller

Have you seen the latest from Nars? If not take a peek at their new Fall 2014 color collection called "Night Caller". Just the thought of if makes me think of sultry jewel tones, super black eye liner and mascara and a whole lotta rouge. Seeing the promo pictures reminds of the movie Dallas Buyers Club.      Mondore Satin Lip Pencil, $25 limited edition cranberry  Bansar Satin Lip Pencil, $25 rose brown  Jardin Perdu…