Must Have Beauty Book and Vidoes

How do you like to learn about Beauty and Makeup? Most people turn to youtube, but I’ve always been the type of person that likes to curl up with good book or a movie and just indulge.  I’ve always been into Makeup but I really didn’t turn to books until I started working as a MUA while living in North Carolina. Though it came out after I left North Carolina my favorite book of all time has to be the Makeup Your Mind Express Yourself by Francois Nars. What I love the diversity of this book and how it uses

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Maybelline Color Tattoos, Dare to Go Nude, Color Tattoos, Maybelline

  Maybelline Color Tattoos.. I’m addicted, obsessed, whatever you like to call it. Did you see this heart I made out of them (click here)? Recently Maybelline launched a new set of Limited Edition Color Tattoos all in the nude family. This collection is appropriately called “Dare to Go Nude” and pairs well with their Nude Cheek Stains and Lipsticks. There are 6 new color tattoos in the collection that give you a wide range of nudeness. So this post wouldn’t be too long I created a chart below with the Color Tattoo and swatch next to it. The colors

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#walgreensbeauty #collectivebias CosmeticallyChallenged.com

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #walgreensbeauty #collectivebias 1. Revlon Color Stay Shadow Links in Periwinkle, Matte Purple and Candy Bon Bon, 2. Wet N Wild Fergilicious EyeLiner in Violet Femme. 3. Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Lipstick in Touchable Taupe 4. Maybelline Master Glaze Cheek Tint in Plums Up 5. Cover Girl Flamed Out Mascara Everyone has their favorite store when it comes to shopping for beauty products. My favorite store is Walgreens because I can

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Outfit of the Day, Vince Camuto Kyla Shoulder

It’s funny, before I became a PhD student I was all about looking cute, fashion and accessories and the whole nine. Now that I spend most of my time in the dark room singing the songs “bands will make her dance” as I wait for the film for my Westerns to develop I choose sweat pants over fitted jeans and my oh so comfortable Bearpaw boots over a cute pair of booties.  I’ve decided that on Saturdays I’m going to try my best to actually get dressed and go somewhere and by doing this do a weekly outfit of the

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February Beauty Box 5

This Months Beauty Box 5 features something for the Hair, Eyes, Face and Nails! There were two things that I was actually excited about in this months box, the Makeup Remover Pad and the Elizabeth Mott “So Big Volumizing Mascara”. 

Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil

I love Ayurvedic hair products. I’ve been using them since I decided to go natural in 2009. For the past couple of months I’ve been pre conditioning my hair with Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil and I can honestly say that it has definitely changed the way my hair feels. Natural hair, especially 4B-4C type hair has the tendency to look a feel dry. What I love about Darshana is how noticeable the difference is afterwards, the best thing is my dry itchy scalp is no more!! *cue gospel choir* My hair stylist couldn’t even get rid of my dry

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#lovehealthyme

I was given a free one-month subscription to try the new Simple Start plan and write about my experience.  Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative are my own. As you all know I’ve been doing a personal “100 days to a Better Me” Challenge. This includes affirmations, staying truthful with myself, and also getting back in shape.  This week I began the Weight Watchers Simple Start Plan. The Weight Watchers Simple Start plan is pretty easy to follow and what I like about it are the great choices available for breakfast, lunch

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Emotions of a Beauty Addict during an Online Beauty Collection Launh

These are the emotions of a Beauty Addict.. or should I say myself as I wait for a online collection release or sale. This has also been me so many times as I’ve sat in virtual waiting rooms that are almost done exclusively by MAC Cosmetics. Just sitting at my computer being a slave to that launch is the worst! I can’t move, I can’t refresh my screen, and I don’t even want to move the mouse. I just have to sit patiently and wait my turn in line for ordering products. It’s almost equivalent to a new shoe launch,

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NYX Spotted at CVS

Yesterday I was on the hunt for some new Maybelline products. Actually, there is word on the street that new Maybelline Color Tattoos exists and of course you all know I NEED these in my collection. I stopped at Bed Bath and Beyond first which was an absolute bust. I then stopped at the CVS across the street from it and whomp whomp, nada. On the way home I decided to stop at another CVS and as soon as I walked in the door my eyes caught glimpse of something that I just knew was absolutely wrong.. There in all

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Milani Cosmetics Matte Baked Blush Pink Deliziosa

When the Milani Cosmetics Baked Blush first came on the scene we all fell head over heels in love. The only problem with the Baked Blush clan was that there weren’t any matte shades for those who didn’t like so much shimmer. Ladies, Milani heard your cries and they have blessed us with not one but two MATTE Baked Blush shades. Bella Rosa and Deliziosa Pink! Just like the other Milani Cosmetics baked products these are highly pigmented and go on nice and smooth. You really only need to dab your blush brush into the powder and you have more

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Maybelline Color Tattoos

  Today I was organizing the makeup in my Ikea Alex Chest and I came to this realization…

U By Kotex Best Protection

This is a sponsored post for U by Kotex, who provided me products to review You can get a free sample from U by Kotex too at and Do the Demo. Once we reach a certain age we as women fall victim to the curse. Yes the curse, you know the one that causes symptoms of severe cramping and abdominal pain, bloating, weight gain and sometimes fever and nausea.  I’ve been afflicted with this curse since the age of 14, and once a month like clock work I’ve had to change my life to suit this natural issue that I’ve dubbed “The

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