NARS Reforumlates their Nail Polish & adds 19 New Shades.

NARS Reforumlates their Nail Polish & adds 19 New Shades.

Hot off the Presses! NARS has reforumlated their nail polish and with the reformulation their introducing 19 new shades to mix in with 24 fan favorites! The new reformulated nail polish is made With a unique combination of resins and polymers, the upgraded formula is designed to improve wear and strengthen nails, while the removable cap and specially designed brush allow for easy application. The classic shades include Classic Shades Include 413 Bleeker – Navy Blue Arabesque – A sheer pink with pink glitter Back Room – Black Bad Influence – Smoky taupe Chinatown – Blood red Dovima -Tomato red Ecume – White Endless Night – Black grape Hunger – Mandarin red Jungle Red – Bright red L’Avventure – Lilac Manosque – Deep smoky lavender Mash – Army green infused with gold Night Breed – Black with silver glitter Night Flight – Black with cobalt blue pearls Night Porter –…
Milani Cosmetics Bella Bleu Nail Polish Swatches

Milani Cosmetics Bella Bleu Nail Polish Swatches

Hey everyone! Today I have the new Milani Cosmetics Bella Bleu Limited Edition Nail Polish to share with you. This polish is from a small limited edition collection that  launched with a lipstick and three mascaras that I'll be sharing with you later this week. Bella Bleu is a dark blue based duochrome nail polish with beautiful shimmers throughout. If you're bold this would be the perfect polish to wear for a date night out however be careful because it can stain. To create a beautiful design the new Maybelline Color Show polish in the color Precious Pearl was added. As I mentioned this polish is limited edition but seems to be really popping up at Walgreens. Be on the look out for Bella Bleu where Milani Products are sold!  
Summer Drink Series: Fourth of July Mojitos!

Summer Drink Series: Fourth of July Mojitos!

  The Fourth of July is right around the corner so for this week's Summer Drink Series I decided to do a refreshing drink that you can enjoy with friends as you sit outside and enjoy the pool, great smells wafting from the BBQ, and the squeals of the kids playing in the yard. Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks, except for when you get the mint stuck in your teeth and you turn to smile at a really cute guy, that never happened to me of course. Anywho, back to the mojitos. So I had this awesome idea that I was going to do a patriotic take on Mojito's. They were going to be absolutely perfect and have blue and red ice stars floating throughout. Except... well my mini star ice cubes weren't actually mini and they were actually too big to fit inside the mason jar glasses.…
I Got the Look! Channeling Chrisette Michele

I Got the Look! Channeling Chrisette Michele

This week I decided that I was tired of my old hair and I felt I really needed something new. There wasn't much I could but I knew that the top of my hair was starting to take on a Lil Richard feel with the way the front was starting to hang on my forehead. I browsed through Pinterest trying to find inspiration and like several times before I fell in love with a picture of Chrisette Michele. I've been a Chrisette Michele fan since the very beginning and really fell in love with her back in 2009 when I finally got on Twitter and saw that she was an avid tweeter herself. Her album Epiphany spoke volumes to my soul and I would sing it at the top of my lungs in the car  (unable to hit half the notes) on the way to work.  This morning on my…
Milani Cosmetics Bella Gel Powder Eyeshadows Swatches

Milani Cosmetics Bella Gel Powder Eyeshadows Swatches

  If you've seen the entire Milani Cosmetics  Displays at your local drug stores on sale it's because they're getting ready for something absolutely amazing. Milani hasn't released any new eyeshadows since 2012 and so it was definitely time to shake things up a bit. I spotted the Milani Cosmetics Bella Gel Powder Eyeshadows at my local Walgreens. These are popping up in other stores but the thing is that each store has a different display. My display in Walgreens had 18 different shades while some displays in CVS only have about eight. I reached out to Milani to find out if these were limited edition due to the displays and guess what everyone THEY'RE PERMANENT. Yes, they're permanent and there are 30 shades!! So what's a Gel Powder Eyeshadow?  To be honest, I'm not exactly sure.  The display described it as "Pure Color. One Stroke Application. Power Wear. To…
Take a Selfie with Mally Roncal from Mally Beauty!

Take a Selfie with Mally Roncal from Mally Beauty!

Mally Beauty has stolen our hearts with her lovable charm and must have beauty products. Now that her beauty products can be purchased at Ulta we no longer have to sit in front of the TV and watch the products be applied to models, instead we can go and check them out for ourselves. While you're there you can even take a Selfie with Mally! Mally Beauty kicked off a nationwide ‘Selfie’ sweepstakes at all ULTA Beauty locations! A life-sized picture of Mally Roncal is on display at the Mally Beauty product station in each store. Shop the Mally Beauty collection and take a selfie with your favorite beauty guru from June 8th to June 28th to be entered into the Mally Nation Sweepstakes. Each week, 50 winners will be chosen at random to receive a Customer Choice Trio (valued at $55), and one grand prize winner will be chosen at random to score the ultimate gift—a Mally Beauty ULTA Mega…
Maybelline LEATHER 24hr Color Tattoos

Maybelline LEATHER 24hr Color Tattoos

Last week I shared with you the new Maybelline "The Nude Palette" and this week I'm bringing you some other new goodies from Maybelline. I'm a Color Tattoo collector, and so when I received the email from Maybelline showing all the new products to be on the look out for I was very intrigued to see there was going to be Leather Edition Color Tattoos. For those that are new to the game Color Tattoos are a cream gel eyeshadow that goes on smooth and stays put all day! There are five shades in this collection and I found four at my local Bed Bath and Beyond. The display only holds two of each color so if you're on the hunt for these make sure you grab them quick! The Maybelline Leather 24hr Color Tattoos pair awesome with colors on the Nude Palette and can be used as a base…
Summer Drink Series Week 2: Birds of a Feather

Summer Drink Series Week 2: Birds of a Feather

Mr. Cosmetically Challenged and wont' be taking a tropical vacation this year. Actually, this is the second year that we've decided to put grown up things ahead of laying on the beach. Last year we purchased a house and this year we're trucking ahead to pay off my car four years early. We won't be laying on the beach sipping frozen cocktails but this doesn't mean we can't do it at home. Hell, it's definitely hot enough! You may notice some owls in the background of the pictures below. I love owls, I have them everywhere in my house. While they aren't a tropical bird per say the colorful statues in my kitchen gave me the inspiration for this drink that I like to call "Birds of a Feather".   With this drink I wanted it to be tropical but also a dessert drink so I created it so that…
When In Doubt Put a Bow on It!

When In Doubt Put a Bow on It!

Nail Contributor Amy put together two of my favorite things and created this super adorbs mani using Zoya Dove as the base with the new Maybelline Bleached Neons for the Polka Dots. I just love Polka Dots and Bows. I find that cute little dainty  bows can really polish off and outfit and make you look chic and sophisticated. Right now I'm totes in love with Kate Spade and we all know that brand is "all bow everything". Here are some of my favorite items with bows from Kate Spade below! Holly Street Remi Clutch Kate Spade Small Evie Patent Leather Tote Kate Spade New York Gabe Flat Kate Spade New York Delise Slip on Sneaker Kate Spade New York Jax Slingback Pump Kate Spade New York Skinny Mini Bow Ring Kate Spade New York All Wrapped Up Short Glass Pearl Necklace Kate Spade New York Skinny Mini Bow Bangle
Why I’m no Longer Ashamed of Shapewear

Why I’m no Longer Ashamed of Shapewear

    Shapewear is not new to me. While I didn't always own it I have vivid memories of watching my Grandmother get ready for church in the morning, squeezing into something she called a "girdle". She said she wore it because it helped her look better in dresses, she compared it to my slip (you know that thing women don't wear anymore). Women may no longer wear "Girdles", but they definitely wear "ShapeWear". ShapeWear is a growing trend in enhancement undergarments and with the fashion industry vanity sizing everything it's almost a must.  Shapewear isn't a must for everyday wear, unless you absolutely feel it is, but when worn under certain outfits it can create the perfect silhouette that will turn heads. I got over my shapewear phobia last year when I needed a slip to help me fit a dress. I'm not the size 4 that I was…
How Does a $500 Visa Giftcard sound?- Give Away!

How Does a $500 Visa Giftcard sound?- Give Away!

  Oh the things that you could do with $500! You could splurge on Designer Nail Polish: You could buy a bottle of your favorite perfume:You could even get that handbag you've been wanting!No matter what you decide to do just know that the Beauty Blogazons have you back and that's exactly why we're giving away a $500 Visa GiftCard this summer. One lucky person will have a chance to make all their summer dreams come true just be entering into the give away via the simple rafflecopter widget below. Make sure you read all the rules and good luck!! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Summer Drink Series: Southern Porch Sipper

Summer Drink Series: Southern Porch Sipper

I'm a southern girl at heart. I love big yards, large porches and sweet tea. Now that I'm up north there's absolutely none of that unless we move way out into the burbs and build our own dream home.  Some days I like to pretend that I'm at my dream home. So I  sit on my small back porch and sip a cocktail while watching the lightening bugs glow. Today's Summer Drink Series cocktail is the Southern Porch Sipper 2 oz Absolut Apeach 4 Pumps of Torani Blackberry Syrup 3 oz of Orange Juice 3 oz of Cranberry Juice Mix all in a ice cold shaker and pour into an ice filled mason jar. Top with a slice of peach and a Maraschino cherry and enjoy!  If you want a stronger drink add another 1oz of Absolut Apeach.   If you enjoyed this drink check out more drinks in the series…
Jane Iredale tries its hand at BB Cream for the Women of Color

Jane Iredale tries its hand at BB Cream for the Women of Color

Lets talk BB Creams today. For Women of Color they are practically non existent. While there are brands that have shades that are made with Women of Color in mind the reality is that there is usually only one or two colors that are supposed to fit a diverse range of skin tones. It's as if beauty brands aren't listening to our laments about how we would like a product that works just as well for us as it does for our lighter counterparts. One of my fave companies Jane Iredale has added two new shades, BB11 and BB12, made specifically for women of color to their already diverse lineup of Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream. Each shade incorporates natural minerals that adjust to your own skin tone to cover blemishes, minimize pores, disguise wrinkles and smooth and brighten skin. Honestly, this is a BB Cream that every woman…
Need a Mint?

Need a Mint?

This weekend I decided to go for the Monochromatic look. Mint green and Teal are some of my favorite colors. It's taken every inch of me not to incorporate the colors all over my house. When paired together, the right shades brings about this lovely Monochromatic look that's not overly matchy matchy. I even took the trend all the way to my nails with two Mint colors from Gelish that I am absolutely loving right now. I scored a complete Gelish Polish Starter kit complete with the curing lamp for only $69 at Sally's Beauty Supply. I then raided their clearance rack where they had tons of Gelish Polishes on sale for up to 70% off. I was lucky because several rang up for $2.95. At the same time Sally's was also having a BOGO Free on the regular priced Gelish Polishes. Lets just say I have enough to last…
Maybelline “The Nudes” Palette Review/Swatches and Give Away!

Maybelline “The Nudes” Palette Review/Swatches and Give Away!

  Ohhh Wee!!! My nudes have been leaked!! I heard rumors that Maybelline was launching a large size palette but when it comes to brands like this you can never be too sure . I spotted this palette while shopping the beauty aisles at my local Bed Bath and Beyond.  Maybelline The Nudes Palette comes in a sleek black case with a window that showcases a mixture of 12 matte and shimmer eyeshadows. The palette retails for $9.99, I feel this is a great deal seeing as two quads can run almost over that much. On the back of the palette there are also diagrams that show how you can create 13 looks using quards, trios, or just duos of eyeshadows. After swatching all the colors I can honestly say that I was a bit surprised. I honestly was expecting some to be chalky but they go on velvety smooth…
When Bright Neon Nail Polish has Been Over Done..

When Bright Neon Nail Polish has Been Over Done..

  Every year nail polish companies put out their most bright and vivid colors for summer. IMO if you have last years neons then you basically have this years neon. I am a recovering nail polish hoarder though so this may seem blasphemous to some people.Honestly though, not everyone can pull off neon during the summer. Some people work in office settings where they're nail polish must be demure. Instead of going full out flouro neon this year Maybelline decided to do things and instead of giving us a full neon collection of nail polish they've blessed us with the Maybelline Bleached Neon Nail Polish. The Bleached Neon nail polishes are a play on the classic and are meant to look as if they've been living la beach loca for the entire summer and the color has just faded out of them from being in the sun so long. The…
These Baked Bronzers just weren’t Baked Long Enough

These Baked Bronzers just weren’t Baked Long Enough

We all love Milani Cosmetics Baked anything. They've had our hearts since their Baked Eyeshadows and Blush first came onto the scene back in oh say 2011? I was hoping the Limited Edition Matte Baked Bronzers would fall right into that category but alas I really don't think they cooked them long enough for them to be used by all skin tones. While there are already three Baked Bronzers on the shelves the Milani Cosmetics Matte Baked Bronzers are the only two in Matte formula. They come in the shades 07 Sienna and 08 Sunset and retail for $8.99. The website describes the blushes as "a bronzing powder that features a mélange infusion of colors baked on Italian terracota tiles. Easy to use, sensorial in texture, the nuances of color become extraordinarily luminous, enhancing the purity of the skin. This hi-tech, streak free bronzer, gives a perfect radiant look." As you…
Easy Moisturizing with St. Ives

Easy Moisturizing with St. Ives

Finding the perfect lotion to fit your every need is like staying one step ahead of Shonda Rhimes when it comes to the television show Scandal. It just ain't gonna happen, bruh! Personally, I like a lotion that's hydrating, has staying power but is also not greasy, smells good but won't make me gag or want to take a shower because the scent is too strong.  I honestly thought that perfect lotion was nowhere to be found, that is until I was introduced to the new St. Ives® Fresh Hydration Lotion Spray. The Fresh Hydration Lotion Spray gives you moisturized skin without the heavy lotion feel. For me this has been a God send! I know that I'm not the only one who looks like a contortionist in the morning when putting on lotion. I simply can't be! Like most people the hardest part for me to apply lotion to is…
Dumping Your Old Lipstick for a New Hottie

Dumping Your Old Lipstick for a New Hottie

I thought I owned the perfect reddish orange lipstick. I could have sworn it was nestled safely in the lipstick compartment of my Alex drawer until I tried out the new Black Up Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in 34M and saw the light. Black Up Cosmetics is the first dedicated upscale beauty brand to magnify black and mixed beauties. I've been wanting to try this brand out for the longest but the only issue is that they're based in Paris and well with shipping cost they can be a tad bit hard to get. I finally got my chance this year at The Makeup Show New York were they were actually one of the exhibitors.  At the Blogger Preview for The Makeup Show we were gifted with a goodie bag containing tons of new products being launched at the show that year and I was super excited to see that Black Up…
Mani Monday: Weekend of Color Featuring Kate Spade and Rebecca Minkoff

Mani Monday: Weekend of Color Featuring Kate Spade and Rebecca Minkoff

  Summer is all about color which is why this amazing mani from Nail Contributor Amy Kline fit so seamlessly with todays post using colors from the Zoya Tickled Collection! Over memorial day weekend I added a lot of color to my handbag collection. This weekend I took two bags out for a test spin to see how much they'd turn heads and to see how they held up to my everyday running around. While I do plan to incoropate these beautys into Outift of the Day Post for now I'll share some photos I snapped via Instagram. First up is the Medium Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag (MAB) in Electric Blue. This is the perfect tote bag and can hole almost everything! I was able to get this from ShopBop.com and I had them price match the Nordstroms sale price of $177. I ordered it from Shopbop because they…