Open Toed Shoes not Allowed at Work? No Problem! Shop my Pointed Toe Flats Picks!

Open Toed Shoes not Allowed at Work? No Problem! Shop my Pointed Toe Flats Picks!

  I'm sure people there are several out there who will can feel my pain. Spring and Summer is upon us and at my job I'm not allowed to wear opened toed shoes. This makes perfect sense seeing as how I work in a a laboratory but it's really hard to see all your friends out and about in their cute open toed shoes while your piggy's aren't allowed to see the light of day…
My Favorite Orange and Coral Blushes

My Favorite Orange and Coral Blushes

I promise it feels like Spring is really here now. Yea we just had a little bit of snow, but I think that was Old Man Winter's last blow. I've been doing some Spring Cleaning  with all of my makeup and I came across several orange blushes that have always tickled my fancy along with a couple of new ones that I've recently added to my collection.  Two of my faves are the Maybelline Master…
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,…
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…
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.…
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.…
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…
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…
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…

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…

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…