Bright and Fashionable Yellow Handbags for Spring and Summer

Bright and Fashionable Yellow Handbags for Spring and Summer

I've been in search of the perfect yellow handbag. It doesn't have to be super neon bright but just fun enough to be fashionable and turn heads.  I have my eyes set on this Yellow Chloe Marci' Mini Shoulder Bag, but since I have to be a responsible adult and make sure all bills are paid before I go out and buy this darling it may take me quite a while. Depending on the shade, some yellow handbags can even be worn during the fall and winter for that extra added pop of color.    Chloe Marcie Mini Shoulder Bag, Yellow Since I can't get my Chloe just yet I've picked out some other great Fashionable Yellow Handbags that  work for every budget.  I am really in love with the Serpui Marie Toucan Embroidered Fauna Clutch. It is the absolute cutest bag, and would work great for either day or…
Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss May Just Give You Super Powers!

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss May Just Give You Super Powers!

Remember when I gave you guys all those juicy lip swatches of the Milani Cosmetics Color Sensational Lip Glosses? Well, get ready for something special to go on top of them. Introducing the Milani Cosmetics Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss!! There are about fourteen shades in all and I have ten swatched for you. The Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss delivers moisture and intense shine. When I first tried them out I seriously expected Lil' Mama to walk into my room and start a rendition of  "My Lip Gloss is Popping". Also, there's nothing better than a non tacky lip gloss. I hate a lipgloss that makes your lips feel like you have tape adhesive stuck on them. 7298
Hair Cuttery Gave me the Best Spring/Summer Hair Do!

Hair Cuttery Gave me the Best Spring/Summer Hair Do!

  Yep! I changed my hair again!! *Twirls* I honestly believe hair is an accessory. It's not something you should obsess over, but you should just have fun with it. Last week I was drooling over this picture of a natural haired beauty with a platinum blonde box hair cut. Yes, I am linking you to my instagram again and that means you should follow me! Now Back to the subject at hand, my hair. So after falling in love with that picture my husband who seems to be a little bit more into my hair styles than I am now a days kept asking me when I was going to get it done. I was hesitant because that style is like super epic! I questioned myself. Do I really have what it takes to pull something like that off? I took a picture of the style to my fave…
My Picks from the Lord and Taylor 424 5th Collection

My Picks from the Lord and Taylor 424 5th Collection

I really enjoy shopping in Lord and Taylor, this store usually has great finds and sales on items that I won't find anywhere else. Did you see the Michael Kors bag that I scooped for a mere $158? Yep, I only paid $158 for a Large Michael Kors Saffiano Tote all thanks to the amazing deals and coupons that Lord and Taylors provides their customers with. They honestly keep me coming back as loyal shopper. Today I received an email featuring the new Lord and Taylor 424 5th collection. This collection has what I believe to be 165 pieces, mostly in the black and white family color scheme. I've seen bits and pieces of this collection in the store before and I almost walked out with the Bull Terrier sweater the same day I purchased my handbag, but the way my bank account is set up.... I've still got my…
The Makeup Show New York 2014 Speaker Line Up

The Makeup Show New York 2014 Speaker Line Up

Whenever I go to The Makeup Show New York I always pick up something that changes my life. No, I don't mean makeup, I mean in amazing tips, tricks and advice that I learn from the speakers. Yes, shopping for Makeup is fun, but if you really want to change the way you view your artistry, freelancing or any aspect of your career taking time to listen to Headliners is a must. Last year Eve Pearl taught me something that changed my entire blogging career. She taught me how to take charge of my blog and know my worth. I share this lesson with anyone who will listen because like Maya Angelou says "When you know better you do better". Check out the awesome line up for The Makeup Show New York.  below. Also, there are a couple of new vendors including Sephora,Adamis, Cao Cosmetics, Ve Neill Brushes, Vincent Longo Cosmetics,…
Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Looks Great on Nubbs!

Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Looks Great on Nubbs!

    Hands down, Zoya has the best textured polish nail polish. I've tried several other brands but none come close to Zoya's formula. I've been trying my hardest to grow my nails out so that I can get great swatches of these gorgeous polishes, but no avail. Life has been skressful! Yes, I said skressful. My PhD program has decided to turn up, or I'm just so vested that I end up biting all my  nails off when things don't work out the way I want them to. This is a daily occurrence unfortunately. I did notice that this formula dried way faster than the other Pixie Dust collections. By the time I was done with the last finger on one hadn I could go back and do a second coat and not worry about clumping or smearing.  Without further ado, I give you the Zoya Magical Pixie Dust…
High and Low Project with Phillip Lim.

High and Low Project with Phillip Lim.

Today I decided to dig into the closet and pull out some items that I hadn't given much love to. I've always been a huge fan of Phillip Lim's Pashli handbags and on a whim I was able to score one from Shopbop.com. Surprisingly I found the shoes that I'm wearing at the top of my closet when I as digging for another pair that I didn't even find. I'd never worn them before but I felt they went with my outfit perfectly! I decided to pair this handbag up with a Phillip Lim for Target blazer that I purchased to create a look that would feature a high/lowesque look from the designer. Earrings: Peace Images Jewelry Key to the City 7234

DermaBlend Camo Confessions: I am Beautiful!

If you follow me on Instagram, (which I know you all are doing anyway) you probably saw the a picture I posted featuring me before applying makeup and afterwards using the Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer. I've spoke about my skin disorder before here on Cosmetically Challenged, because honestly my skin disorder is how I came up with the name. I turned to Makeup and Cosmetics because I was tired of the stares and negative comments I would receive from people. It's even gone as far as being handed domestic violence pamphlets and someone insisting that I seek help. Recently I teamed up with Dermablend Pro and took part in the Dermablend Camo Confessions Campaign.  The pupose of the Dermablend Camo Confession Campaign is  to  Reveal how we  “Blend in to stand out” in order to  inspire others and to help woman battling appearance related side effects from Cancer treatments.  For…

POPSUGAR Now is Officially on TV

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about POPSUGAR NOW, all opinions are my own. Do you love all things celebrity  news and can't get enough of it? Well, guess what! POPSUGAR Now is officially on TV. Yep, you heard it right! POPSUGAR now is on TVGN at 6pm every night. They'll be giving you the scoop on everything behind the scenes during the awards, how to exercise, look good and be fabulous! I will definitely be tuning in and when I can't be in front of my TV I will definitely be recording it  with my DVR. Make sure you tune in and check it out.      • The POPSUGAR Now Channel Guide:
Outfit of the Day : Playing With Fabrics

Outfit of the Day : Playing With Fabrics

Guess what guys!! It was over 50 degrees outside today and I did not know how to act! I couldn't wait to go outside and just feel the warm sun on my skin.  Today I decided that the theme for my Outfit of the day would be playing with fabrics so I went with lace, pleather and suede. I accented this look with my new Alexander Wang Rockie Duffel bag that I am absolutely in love with to ad a bit of color. Compared to last weeks Outfit of the day  where the photos were ubber awkward how do you think I did? Earrings: Peace Images Jewelry  7196
Must Have Beauty Books and Videos

Must Have Beauty Books and Videos

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 the overlays to help show you how the makeup look was created. Kevyn Aucoin one of the masters in Makeup Artistry's Face Forward  is one of the most epic books I've ever read. If you are interested in more than just Makeup Application and want to know about Artistry this…
Maybelline Dare To Go Nude Color Tattoos *Limited Edition*

Maybelline Dare To Go Nude Color Tattoos *Limited Edition*

  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 are definitely brown girl friendly and a must have for any collection. 7179
Get Ready for Spring with Walgreens Beauty!

Get Ready for Spring with Walgreens Beauty!

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 always count on them to have the newest releases in beauty products earlier than other stores. Another great bonus is their exceptionally large and very clean beauty aisles. If there's one thing that I hate it's going to a store and finding half of the beauty products are old dusty…
Outfit of the Day: Weekend Edition March 1st

Outfit of the Day: Weekend Edition March 1st

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 day. Bear with me (and my husband) as we try to get this thing right, it's ubber awkward at first but I think we did pretty good for our first go around. I'm now realizing we missed my watch and ring and didn't get pictures of the detailing on my…
Bye Bye Dry Itchy Scalp! Thank You Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil!

Bye Bye Dry Itchy Scalp! Thank You 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 itchy scalp so I say this product is absolutely amazing! 7118
Weight Watchers Simple Start and a New Handbag Help Keep me on Track

Weight Watchers Simple Start and a New Handbag Help Keep me on Track

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 and dinner. I'm a firm believer that you have to plan ahead to be successful so with the Simple Start plan I chose what meals I wanted to have and shopped for those items. Since I don't have a lot of time for breakfast I decided on the Yogurt Sundae,…
The Emotions of a Beauty Addict Waiting for an Online Beauty Launch

The Emotions of a Beauty Addict Waiting for an Online Beauty Launch

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, but from the comfort of our own homes.  After going through this struggle several times I've kind of shy'd away from ordering from MAC Cosmetics during one of their huge launches and I often just hope that I can pick them up at the store.  7103
Stop the Presses! CVS Sells NYX Cosmetics Now!

Stop the Presses! CVS Sells NYX Cosmetics Now!

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 it's glory was an untouched NYX cosmetics display! I squealed, did a little jig and quickly snapped some pics. After posting the picture to my social media it was indeed confirmed by other followers that NYX is officially at CVS. Note that I did not spot this at the first…