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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…