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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Zoya Bubbly Collection 2014 Nail Polish Swatches

Zoya Bubbly Collection 2014 Nail Polish Swatches

  Zoya always delivers fabulous goodies each summer. This summer they've released a two piece and with a side when it comes to  collections for us to glide across our winter stricken nails. I have the first of the three collections swatched by my Nail Contributor Amy for your viewing pleasure below. Zoya Bubbly is a semi sheer buildable polish with holographic glitter it's like the lesser intense version of the Zoya Pixie polishes. Zoya…

Five Minute Blue Lagoon Eyeshadow Look Using Inglot Cosmetics

Items used: Base: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Electric Blue Lid: Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow: D.S 478 Crease: Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow Crease 371 On top of Crease: Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow 340 Brow Bone Blend: MAC Cosmetics Saddle Inner Corner: Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow 70 Eyeliner: Milani Tech Precision Eyeliner Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex Lipstick: Lady Danger Lipgloss: SheaMoisture Cosmetics Lea Lipliner: NYX Deep Purple
Comfort Just Got Sleek with the NEW Jockey Skimmies ® slipshorts!

Comfort Just Got Sleek with the NEW Jockey Skimmies ® slipshorts!

Comfort just got sleek with the new Jockey Skimmies ® slipshorts. Ladies it's time to take back your life and live comfort free and be spontaneous without worrying about what you have on. The Jockey Skimmies ® slipshorts are like a slip but shorts! They're made from a lightweight breathable stretch microfiber that's non constricting.  Together with stylist and fashion icon, Rachel Zoe, Jockey is redefining comfort to be chic and glamorous the end product…
The Beauty of Nature

The Beauty of Nature

    This year I took on a lot of responsibilities. Between being a PhD student, wife, blogger, and trying to make my home look like the cover of a HGTV magazine I sometimes burn myself out.  After feeling a lot of things get piled on my shoulder I learned that it was okay to say "No" and that good leaders know how to delegate as opposed to taking on a project all by themselves.…
Give Your Man a Fashion Boost in the EastDane.com Give Away! 4-Winners!!

Give Your Man a Fashion Boost in the EastDane.com Give Away! 4-Winners!!

This giveaway is sponsored by EastDane.com.  The men in our lives will never admit to their friends that we dress them, but truth be told when it comes to putting together the perfect outfit some men just don't have a clue! Mr. Cosmetically Challenged actually isn't too bad in the fashion department but I always have my eye out for something nice I'd like to see him in when were out shopping. I've told you…
I am Leo hear me Roar! OOTD

I am Leo hear me Roar! OOTD

Spring is here and I'm still on my fashion no buy, actually I'm on an everything no buy. I need to drop another 20lbs before I even consider buying new clothes. Since I can't indulge in a little retail therapy I decided to dig in and shop my closet. Can you believe I actually pulled out items with the tags still on them? Instead of doing my OOTD post in front of my house I…
Would you Literally Brown Bag it? Marie Turnor Feast Clutch

Would you Literally Brown Bag it? Marie Turnor Feast Clutch

I remember the days of younger when I would bring a brown paper bag lunch to school. It would include my juice box, a sandwich and a bag of my favorite chips. I think in those days I was loving Nacho Cheese Doritos and life was just easy. Now that I'm a grownup with grownup responsibilities I'm wondering if I can really make the Brown Paper Bag chic all over again. The Marie Turnor Feast…
Comfort and Style from Across the Pond with Superga Sneakers

Comfort and Style from Across the Pond with Superga Sneakers

This year I've been making a conscious effort to introduce my closet to new brands and different styles. Sometimes you get so comfortable with a certain brand that you forget there are others out there that can offer an amazing fit with a great price. For the past two years Keds have been my go to sneaker to wear during the hotter months in the lab. This year I decided to take a look across…
Quick Tips for Choosing the  Perfect Nude Polish for Spring feat. Zoya Naturels.

Quick Tips for Choosing the Perfect Nude Polish for Spring feat. Zoya Naturels.

Nude toned nail polish will never go out of style. It works great for Spring and Summer but finding the perfect polish that works for your skin tone and the perfect outfit to wear it with can be a bit tricky.  Zoya's Naturel Collection is a compilation of the perfect choice of nudes and natural colored nail polish for everyone.  When choosing a nude polish look at how it pairs with your cuticles. Does it…
My new hair: I’m Officially a Blonde Bombshell!

My new hair: I’m Officially a Blonde Bombshell!

After months of talking about it I finally did it. I went Blonde, and what a glorious thing it is!!  If you follow me on all my social media outlets (as you should be doing), you would know that I've been dying (no pun intended) to go blonde for months now. I've seen blonde hair on some of my favorite celebs such as Nene Leakes (yes I love myself some Nene), Chrisette Michele, Keri Hilson,…
SheaMoisture Cosmetics Wet/Dry Eyeshadows Review

SheaMoisture Cosmetics Wet/Dry Eyeshadows Review

Okay Okay, I know I've been drowning you guys in SheaMoisture Cosmetics lately but hey I love the brand and it's my goal to make you a lover of them also! Last week I shared with you the SheaMoisture Sheer Foundation and Concealer to complete the entire look I'm bringing the good news that is their Wet/Dry Eyeshadows. There are ten colors in the collection and today I have seven to share with you. Unlike other…