Quiet as a Hair Dryer?? GlamAlley Q Zone Quiet Dryer Review

Quiet as a Hair Dryer?? GlamAlley Q Zone Quiet Dryer Review

I've had my fair share of run in's with a hair dryer. Their hot, heavy, and noisy. I'm transitioning so I'm taking a lot of care in all aspects of my hair, including the blow drying process. Usually when I blow dry my hair I'm stuck upstairs in my bathroom with the door closed to contain the noise and not disturb my husband and his TV watching.  Anyone else have this dilemma? I recently received the Q Zone Quiet dryer to review, and honey it came at the right time because my previous dryer was on it's last legs. The Q Zone Quiet dryer retails for $110 and is equipped with a Power Booster as well as a removable concentrator attachment. I personally didn't think it would live up to it's name. I've become accustomed to the fact that hair dryers are just supposed to be loud. The louder they…
Is This Kerry Washington On Lucky Magazines Cover?

Is This Kerry Washington On Lucky Magazines Cover?

Kerry Washington has graced the cover of 5 magazines this year. On every cover she has looked absolutely flawless and has caused me to reconsider taking another bite of my cheeseburger. Twitter has been a complete buzz today with the new Lucky Magazine cover featuring the Scandal Star... except, that's not really the Kerry Washington, Oliva Pope, Fitz's boo thang we've all come to know and love. Who is this on the cover of Lucky Magazine? If it's Kerry was the excessive photoshopping needed? Weigh in and tell me what you think.  
Sephora VIB Must Haves

Sephora VIB Must Haves

Got your Sephora VIB codes in the mail? Alright, then lets go shopping! I spend a lot of time that I don't have on the Sephora website and so I finally narrowed it down the top items I think every VIB must own.   1. Sephora's New Formula X Nail Polish: I've heard some AMAZING things about this line of nail polish. I've yet to try it out but if nail bloggers all over are swooning at the formula I know I need to own one myself. The set retails for $55 but comes down to $44 with your VIB coupon, making each polish $2 each!! Now that's what I call a deal! Click here to view this great beauty buy. 2. Nest Fragrances Midnight Fluer Perfume: This is the scent of the century. I've seen post about NEST all over Instagram so when I ventured to Sephora to get…
Xlash Results Weeks 3 and 4

Xlash Results Weeks 3 and 4

Hey guys, I'm a bit behind on my Xlash post so I'm coming at you with weeks three and four combined. I've been using  this product for a month now so just to recap Xlash  is the number one eye enhancer in Europe and promises to deliver longer thicker eyelashes in just a few weeks. I’ve decided to chart my use of this product over a month. So here's the big question, is there is a noticeable difference? In comparing week 1 to week 3-4 I don't think there is a visually noticeable difference in my lashes. When I apply mascara I feel that my lashes do appear thicker especially the bottoms ones, but I would love to see the results without the Mascara. With that being said I wouldn't count this product out. I've seen great results on other users, which is why I really wanted to try it out. Interested…
Milani Sparkling Mascra Top Coat Review

Milani Sparkling Mascra Top Coat Review

The Milani Sparkling Top Coat Mascara seemed like they would be the perfect thing for all the Holiday and New Years Eve Parties. They come in three colors Bronze Glare, Golden Eyes and and Silver Gaze. Retail price for each mascara is $4.99 which is a great deal. I applied these to my eyelashes with and without mascara and for some reason I could not get the sparkles to adhere to my lashes. Basically after trying one, two and three coats it was like I just had pieces of glitter randomly on my lashes. Here are swatches of each of the glitter mascara's below. Milani usually really great products but unfortunately this was a miss.
Hue In the City Vol. 3 Top 3 Go to Makeup Items

Hue In the City Vol. 3 Top 3 Go to Makeup Items

Top 3 Go to Makeup Items When I am In a Rush? I always keep some type of concealer, setting powder and eyebrow pencil nearby. These are the basic items that put my face together in the morning. Without them I'd be a dull boring mess. You can't have a nice face with messed up eyebrows. Likewise your eyebrows can't be done and your face is just plain jane! Below I've linked post from my Hue In the City Sisters. Make sure you stop by and see what 3 products they need in a rush!   Mina reviews OFRA Cosmetics Semi Permanent Waterproof Eyebrow Gel Leticia makes some incredibly easy Beetle Nail Art for the ladies with short nails Genia wants to show you her Inglot pretties Quinn is celebrating Fab Five Friday with blush! Jessica reviews Painted Earth Boo Boo Gel Mai and her Rose Gold Romance face of…
Top Make Up For Ever Face Brushes

Top Make Up For Ever Face Brushes

Looking for some amazing face brushes? Check out the top 4 brushes that I keep locked and loaded in my beauty arsenal by Make up For Ever. The Make Up For Ever Artisan line of makeup brushes went through 25 unique stages and hand crafted by 30 different people so you know these are excellent quality. Click the brushes below to learn more about them!
Jennifer Hudson Rocks New Short Hair Cut for Black Girls Rock

Jennifer Hudson Rocks New Short Hair Cut for Black Girls Rock

Jennifer Hudson stepped onto the red carpet of Black Girls Rock leaving her long flowing tresses behind and rocking a short cropped pixie cut. I absolutely think this is the most flattering hairstyle I ever seen on JHud. It's almost as if this hairstyle completes her entire new look.  Some say it's a really nice lace wig, kind of the like the one Beyonce sported when she instagramed herself with a short do. Either way I am absolutely in love! What do you think of JHuds new hairstyle?
Makeup Forever Shares Halloween Inspired Looks!

Makeup Forever Shares Halloween Inspired Looks!

Still Need a Halloween Costume idea? Make Up For Ever has you covered with six amazing looks including information on how to achieve each look. If you live near a MakeUp For Ever Boutique you can stop by and get tips and tricks on how to create realistic halloween looks from makeup artist! I think I want to go as Lady Gaga this year! Halloween-Card_Fairy  Halloween-Card_Gaga Halloween-Card_Gatsby  Halloween-Card_Masquerade Halloween-Card_Witch   Halloween-Card_Zombie
Zoya Holiday 2013 Zenith Collection Swatches

Zoya Holiday 2013 Zenith Collection Swatches

Zoya's new winter collection titled  "Zenith" has a couple of gorgeous colors. There are two that I know for sure you should own. Since I have nubs I'll keep the picture limited to just the collage below. I'm still not a fan of polishing nails with nubbs but hey someone has to do it!     Zoya Cassedy: Celestial Silver Metallic Zoya Belinda: Cosmic Purple Metallic Zoya Seraphina: Polaris Silver Metallic: This color is a bit streaky Zoya Payton: Galatic Cranberry With Holographic Glitter: YOU MUST OWN THIS ONE! It's a bit of a jelly polish but a couple of coats will have you in awe! Zoya Dream: Deep Space blue with Holographic Glitter: I feel the same way about this particular polish as I do about Payton. YOU MUST OWN THIS! Zoya Mosheen: Astro Ice Blue Topper   The Zoya Holiday Zenith Collection can be found at Zoya.com and…
Hue in the City Volume 2. What Makeup Rules Do You Ignore?

Hue in the City Volume 2. What Makeup Rules Do You Ignore?

This weeks issue of Hue in the City is about Makeup Rule we ignore. I honestly don't follow any hard and true makeup rules because I believe that the way you apply makeup is a freedom of expression. Now, it can have you walking around looking like a complete hot mess but hey that's completely up to you. Check out what the other ladies are dishing about below! Leticia is going to show you how to do awesome nail art with short nails. Ishah reviews the infamous Diamond Candle. Did she score a diamond? Eugenia creates a nice green and orange look using Fyrinnae. Mina reviews L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder makeup. Jessica thinks your lips should be ruby red during the fall. Melody played with the Maybelline Master Duo liners. Quinn found five blushes that are Fall perfect. Mai has perfect swatches of the Dreamworld Hermetica Hocus Pocus Eyeshadow…
Tory Burch Private Sale Must Haves!

Tory Burch Private Sale Must Haves!

Tory Burch is having a private sale! Didn't get the memo? Don't fret I'm sharing the link below. Make sure you sign up to the Tory Burch Newsletter so you don't mess out on amazing opportunities like these on. I just recently purchased my first Tory Burch the Natalie Satchel, so I've had my eye out for some new additions to the add to my purse wall. When I got the email for the private sale I immediately ran to scoop it out and below i've picked out my top five faves from the sale page. Check them out below but don't wait to long. The private sale ends Monday 10/28/13! Tory Burch Private Sale 1. robinson MOCHILA MIDDY SATCHEL 2.amalie SATCHEL 3. theresa TOTE 4. large FACHE TOTE 5. pierson MINI BEACH TOTE
pickURgift.com Never give or receive a bad gift again!

pickURgift.com Never give or receive a bad gift again!

[colored_box color="grey"]Sponosored Post[/colored_box]   How many times have you spent hours trying to come up with the best gift for some of your most pickiest  loved ones. Or how many times have you gone out and picked up a gift that in your head was epic, but in the eyes of the recipient was subpar? This is a never ending cycles that happens in households everywhere. For me it's mostly with my in laws, my MIL will purchase a gift she thought I would love only my for me to have to fake my admiration for it in hopes of not hurting her feelings. This is  also how my husband and I operate. I spend loads of time shopping for his gift only for him to hit me with the "meh" face or he goes out and buys me a designer bag I may have mentioned I thought was cute…
Marc by Marc Jacobs brings out the Dog Lover in You.

Marc by Marc Jacobs brings out the Dog Lover in You.

Maybe the reason I am so drawn to Marc Jacob is due to the fact that he owns a Bull Terrier. How you can you not like someone who loves those quirky dogs that act like 3 year olds in clown a suit. Marc Jacob also loves Boston Terriers. His latest collection featuring  the Boston Terrier Olive with a city backdrop, fierce eye makeup and a psychedelic background has taken the fashion world by storm. The Hattie Watch, featured below sold out lightening fast on the Nordstrom Website and I was upset that I missed it. Luckily it was restocked and I was able to snag it and as I write this post it is no longer available on Nordstroms site. If you missed out on the watch fear not you can still grab it at Shopbop.com along with the iPhone5 case, Clear Tote, Canvas Tote and T-shirt! The items…
Bright Future Eye Shadow Compact by Jane Iredale Supports BCA 100%

Bright Future Eye Shadow Compact by Jane Iredale Supports BCA 100%

    I love the Jane Iredale brand and the actual women behind the name I wasn't surprised in the least to find that Jane Iredale has created a gorgeous eyeshadow palette for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year jane iredale celebrates its sixth year of partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) with the launch of Bright Future, an adorable mirrored compact featuring five eye shadow shades and a travel-sized eye shadow brush, and adorned with a rose-colored Swarovski® Crystal. One hundred percent of profits (not just proceeds!) will be donated to LBBC all year round, making this a perfect holiday “gift that gives back” as well as a great find to spotlight during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Palette is absolutely gorgeous and I love how they are not only donating for the month but for the entire year. Breast Cancer Research and awareness is not something…
Summer Clothes That Still Look Great In Winter

Summer Clothes That Still Look Great In Winter

  This weekend I decided to find some of my autumn/winter clothes that I’d packed up and hidden under the bed in May. There were some items that I was pleased to have in my wardrobe once again, but some of them made me wonder why on earth my winter wardrobe was that dull! I realised that I didn’t want to give up some of my summer clothes just yet, and I went about seeing what I could keep in my closet the year round. I was surprised by just how many of my summer pieces looked great paired with tights and a jacket, so you may want to think long and hard before you put away your favourite dress or skirt. So here are a few tips for which summer clothes can still look awesome in the winter... Skater skirts I bought quite a few skater skirts this summer…
Xlash Results Week 2

Xlash Results Week 2

    I've been using Xlash for two weeks now. Applying it in the morning after my skin care routine and then applying it in the evening after taking off my makeup.  Below is a picture showing my results after the second week.  Honestly right now I'm not seeing much of a change but I do believe they may look a bit longer.  What do you think?   Stay tuned for week 3-4 If you're interested in purchasing Xlash check it out here. Interested in trying this out with me? Xlash is offering a $10 discount with promo code “Xlash250″. Make sure you check out the brand at http://www.xlash.net  
New Hair! It’s a Wig Human Hair Eve Remi Review

New Hair! It’s a Wig Human Hair Eve Remi Review

  Okay so you guys know that I am re-transitioning. We are officially on month number 5! The first time time transitioned I big chopped at 5 months. I am currently trying to make it a year before I BC so I don't go through that awkward too long/too short phase. Plus, I hate headbands. At my age I think headbands should be let go, but that's for another post. In between sew in installs I've been needing a way to style my hair. My roots just won't let me be great and I don't like to use a lot of heat. Luckily "It's a Wig" came to my rescue and sent me this human hair wig called Eve in the color P1b/BG/350/144. Eve is a pre cut remi wig with some fly color located on the front and sides. I  apologize that I don't have a shot of the…
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics All Star Mini Lip Tar Sets

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics All Star Mini Lip Tar Sets

[colored_box color="grey"]Affiliate Link[/colored_box]   Liptars are the best things on earth. Honestly it's like the were made from the dust of Unicorns and Pixie Dust. Some people may be a little skeptical about the LipTars because of the large range of colors and the name. First off, Liptars.. well they aren't tars. They are a very highly pigmented lip pigment that sorta mimicks a lipstick or a lip stain. Lip Tars are so highly pigmented that the OCC had to restructure the packaging and include a lip brush. You only need a small dab and your life will be changed. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is coming out with two lip tar holiday sets. The LipTar All Star mini 4x pack and the All Star Mini 12X Pack. The All Star Minis are .08oz per tube. This is more than enough because like I said you only need a small dab. The…
Am I not Stylish if I’m not Skinny?

Am I not Stylish if I’m not Skinny?

This is how I feel when I put on Skinny Jeans.. Like a fat cat trying to squeeze into something that was never made for me in the first place. I just can't get into this while "Skinny Jean" craze. While I am not obese I am neither slim and trim. I am just a average girl with a average body. I have curves, a small sized "donkey booty" and there is no gap when I stand with my legs together. I have what some would call an average american body. This past weekend I went shopping with my husband. I need at least 2-3 new pair of jeans so that I can get rid of some of my old faithfuls that  my husband hates that I wear in public due to the the rips or tears. I love these jeans because they are comfortable and I mean rips are…