Surprise #2: Interview!!!!!!

Published March 6, 2015 by Taylor

Hello Beauties!!! I am back again just like I promised with another surprise!! This time it is an Q and A from what of my favorite managers at Target!!! Her name is Ms. Dee Dee and she delightfully answered questions about her favorite make-up products as well as her daily face regime!! Here is our transcript:

Me: So, Ms. Dee Dee….. what is your favorite makeup product and why?

Ms. Dee Dee: MAC!!!!!!! Most importantly, their Cream to Powder foundation because it covers up all my wrinkles and lasts all day! 

Me: What color are you and are you the same color in other MAC products?

Ms. Dee Dee: Well, I’m a NC50 in both the Cream to Powder foundation and the Studio Fix Fluid but I’m a NW45 in the Studio Fix Powder!! I don’t know how that happened, I just went up to the MAC counter and there was a “drag queen” who offered to help me and this is what he….or she told me to get!!

Me: What other products do you use to help keep your skin nice and flawless?

Ms. Dee Dee: Well, thank you Taylor (blushing)!!!!! But I use Aveeno’s moisturizing cream and Clean and Clear’s face wash both morning and night!! I’ve been doing this everyday for the last three months and have not broke out since!

Me: How long have you been wearing makeup?

Ms. Dee Dee: I want to say I started wearing makeup when I was about fourteen….

Me: What do you think of when you see other girls that age wearing makeup?

Ms. Dee Dee: I always think, “There goes me 20 years ago (jokingly)!!!”

Me: Last; but not least, is there any other advice you want to give for anyone just starting makeup for the first time?

Ms. Dee Dee: Not really! All I can say is that I had to try like 10 different kinds before I found the one that I just fell in love with, which is basically MAC!! Sometimes, it takes trial and triumph to find that perfect shade especially for someone trying out makeup for the first time!! That’s also one of the reasons why I love MAC soo much because it offers a shade for everyone and there are soo many colors to choose from!!

Well, this was all that she had to say and I hope that you found some of this very useful! Below are some of the main products that she likes to use and the ones that she talked about!!

She is a makeup and skincare junkie just like the rest of us and I knew she would be able to give us a few pointers. Please stay tuned for next week when I will be giving some makeup tips for Spring Break!!!  Until we meet again, adios!!!! 🙂


Surprise, Surprise!!!!!

Published March 4, 2015 by Taylor

Good afternoon beauties!!!!! Today, I had the pleasure of having a GUEST BLOGGER give additional advice on makeup!!!!! This lovely doll’s name is Kamila Morell and she will be giving some advice on creating a tropical makeup look!!! Because she is from Puerto Rico, she has a strong influence on beauty and I’m sure all of you would love to hear what she had to say!!! Here is what she  wrote:

“Hi everyone! It’s Kamila from Puerto Rican Fashion, blogging especially for you today.

Whether or not we feel it, Spring Break is just around the corner (of our calendars). So if your plans include heading somewhere warm and tropical like my beautiful Puerto Rico, I have some tips to make your beauty routine vacation-ready too.

From my lifetime of living in the Caribbean, where it can be sunny, rainy, and then sunny again just during the morning hours, getting my makeup to stay looking good has been a challenge. But after years of searching, testing, and spending, here are my staple products for a long lasting beauty look:

Primer: Just like a painter primes a canvas before creating beautiful art, priming before applying makeup has similar benefits. Not only does it create a smoother skin texture, but primers act as security barriers to make sure your finished look doesn’t make a quick escape. My favorite is Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector Base: Tinted moisturizers and BB Creams have come a long way since those slick formulas from a few years ago and are perfect for balancing out the skin without heavy coverage. Though using a moisture-based product in warm temps sounds counter-intuitive, the modern matte/oil-free formulas look just as good as some pricier foundations out there plus have hydration benefits. Added bonus points for using SPF containing ones! Currently obsessed with Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream.

Finishing powder: Whether for quick touch ups or applied all over the face after the tinted moisturizers, matte powders further protect against shine that occurs throughout the day. Feel free to apply liberally or build-up as needed. It is extra insurance for your look. My go to? Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder.

Lip Stains: Imparting color without buildup or stickiness, lip stains are now offered by most beauty brands (whether high or low). They come in traditional and trendy colors perfect for any occasion. Kiss goodbye to high maintenance lipsticks and lip-glosses and enjoy the beach breeze without constantly flicking away hair strands from sticky lips. Love them all, especially Revlon Colorburst.

Waterproof eyeliner/mascaras: Whether for a colorful pop or classic cat-eye, using waterproof eyeliner and mascara takes the worry out of enjoying activities like hiking, swimming, or sun soaking. Many of your favorite mascaras now come in a waterproof version, and you’ll be thanking that smart investment when lashes are still in place after a long, fun day. Try Urban Decay 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencils and L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Waterproof Mascara.”

Well, that is all for today beauties!! I hope you have enjoyed her post and found what she had to say very useful!!! Please stay tuned for the next surprise which will be something you definitely do not want to miss!!! Adios!!!

Modifying your brows….

Published March 1, 2015 by Taylor

Good afternoon beauties!!! Today I will be moving on to something else and I will be talking about ways to darken and/or enhance your eyebrows. There are several ways to shape and define your brows such as eyebrow threading, eyebrow waxing, and eyebrow tinting but there also several products that you can do that can make them look even better. One of the products that I will be giving a review on today is Wet N’ Wild’s brow pencils!!

First, I use Wet N’ Wild’s brow pencil every single day and I must say that I am truly in love. These brow and eye pencils are offered in  fourteen colors such as brown, blue, purple, white and black and they can be made to manipulate even more colors. These pencils glide on smoothly and are very easy to sharpen. They last FOREVER (not literally)…and the best part is that they only cost ONE DOLLAR!!!! That’s right, you heard correct….only ONE DOLLAR and they can be purchased at any dollar or other drugstore.

The only con about this product is that if you put too much on, it can begin to look too dark and if you have oily skin it can be difficult to make this product look natural. I;myself, have sometimes oily skin and have to use a little caution when applying this to my brows. Other than that, these pencils are GREAT and can be used as both a eyeliner and/or a brow pencil!!

Regardless of what you may need these for, this pencil is worth a try!! And if you don’t like it…..well, guess what??? You only spent a dollar!!!….Anyways, that is all for tonight girls and I hope you found this post helpful!! Stay tuned!!!! 🙂

From pale to pink……

Published February 27, 2015 by Taylor

Hello BEAUTIES!!!!!!! I am back again with my last and final post about keeping those winter cheeks rosy. Because the stupid groundhog seen its shadow and we still have a few weeks left of cold weather,  a little blush may be needed to keep your cheeks nice and….pink!!! Today, I will talking about the best blushes for pale skin  which are the ones from Maybelline Cosmetics and Milani! Fortunately, for you both of these can be purchased at your local drugstore.

First, Maybelline’s Fit Me blush and Dream Bouncy blush have great colors that complement really pale skin…hint hint!!!!! Maybelline’s Fit Me Blush comes in nine beautiful shades and blends evenly and looks very natural. It is beautifully pigmented and lightweight and delivers just the perfect amount of color. Maybelline’s Dreamy Bouncy blush comes in 10 stunning shades and  looks GREAT on blondes (sorry brunettes)!! This blush comes in a powder gel formula and provides a “new” bouncy texture!! Don’t ask me how it bounces!!!!!!!!! This blush is also very lightweight and melts like chocolate on your skin. The shade of color it delivers can be applied as subtle or with much intensity!

Dream Bouncy Blush™  Dream Bouncy Blush™

Fit Me Blush Fit Me® Blush - Maybelline New York

Next, Milani Cosmetics’ baked blush is a beauty favorite among alot of people. It is very silky and has several benefits that are great for flawless skin. Not only does it add color to your cheeks but it highlights, contours, and shapes the frame of your face. This particular blush comes in 9 GORGEOUS shades and is very buildable from being very sheer to very vibrant.

Well; unfortunately, that is all for tonight!!!! I hope this post was able to lend some great advice on how to RE-VIGORATE those precious cheeks of yours!! Goodnight to all my future beauty queens and please stay warm!!!!! Adios!!!!! 😉

Adding more “rose” to supposedly rosy cheeks….

Published February 25, 2015 by Taylor

Good afternoon Beauties!!! As I promised, I am back with another review about adding color to those “suppose to be rosy” cheeks!! Like I said in my last post, this post is for everyone because this product that I am talking about offers blushes in almost every shade!! Of course I’m talking about  the infamous blushes from MAC Cosmetics; whom I’ve ONLY blogged about a million times!!

First, MAC Cosmetics offers powdered blush in over thiry-five shades. Some of the most popular and; perhaps, my favorite shades are Modern Mandarin, Frankly Scarlett, Dollymix, Plum Foolery, Ambering Rose and Sweet as Cocoa.

MAC Cosmetics: Powder Blush in Modern Mandarin MAC Cosmetics: Powder Blush in Frankly Scarlet MAC Cosmetics: Powder Blush in Sweet As Cocoa MAC Cosmetics: Cremeblend Blush in Ladyblush

All of these colors go on sheer and smooth and because there are soo many there is one that will suit any skin tone. It looks completely natural and blends wonderfully.It doesn’t require much to get a flawless finish and it usually lasts about a year with everyday use.

MAC Cosmetics also offers blushes in a custom-made palette just like in their eye shadow palettes. Like the eye shadow palette, you can personalize it yourself and choose any four or six colors that you want. They also offer these blushes in a cream based application as well as in the prolong wear collection!!

Well, that is all for tonight beauties!! I hope you have enjoyed this post and please stay tuned for the next one when I will be giving a more in-depth review on these product as well as another one that will be a surprise. Adios!!!

Enhancing those brown Cheeks…

Published February 23, 2015 by Taylor

Good afternoon BEAUTIES!!! Because it is black history month and I have not talked about anything geared specifically to women of color, today I will be talking to you about how to maintain rosy cheeks with brown skin. It is common for all of us to lose our natural glow in our cheeks during winter time and I want to do a review on one of my favorite products. This product is by Black Radiance and I will mainly be discussing their blushes and bronzers!!!

First off,  Black Radiance is a cosmetic line that is geared towards the brown skin sisters; like myself, although someone with tan caucasian skin could still use it. Black Radiance was one of the first of its kind and offers four of the best blushes for African American skin. These are Artisan baked blushes and it is offered in toasted almond; my FAVORITE, warm berry, raspberry, and plum sorbet!! They come on as silky smooth and delivers a beautiful, even, NATURAL glow!!

baked blush

Black Radiance’s baked bronzers are just as beautiful although they come in only two shades which are Ginger Snap and Rum Snap!! These bronzers create the illusion of having sun-kissed skin  despite the freezing temperatures outside.These are also specially formulated and glides on free and easy with no streaks.

baked blush

Here is a picture of me with the baked blush in toasted almond (top) and a picture of me with the Ginger Snap bronzer (bottom):


As you can see both pictures were taken in freezing cold temperatures but yet my face still delivers a  natural and radiant glow!!!

Well..that is all folks.and to all the other Nubian queens out there..I hope you have enjoyed this post and please stay tuned for whats more to come!! Also, for any other girl of a different race or ethnicity..stay tuned also because the next post will be for you!!! XOXO!!!

Best liners to define those lips…

Published February 20, 2015 by Taylor

Hello Beauties!!! How are ya’ll today? Well..I am back with another exciting post and this one is about lip liners! Now I’ve gave you a review on some of the best lipsticks but now I will be doing a review on how to best give those lips that extra pout!! The top three lip liners that I find most attractive are Rimmel London’s “Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses” stay on lip liner,  MAC Cosmetics’ lip liner, and Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lip liner.

First, Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish lip liner is a must-have and can be purchased at almost any drug store. It gets its name “1000 kisses” because how long it stay on as well as how much color it provides. It is easy to apply this lip liner and it stays true to color. It also provides even application and keeps your lipstick in place. This lip liner comes in twelve colors and is one of the most top rated lip liners that can be purchased for under five dollars.

Next, another popular lip liner is the one by MAC Cosmetics!! Although these lip pencils are a little more expensive, they are much more capable of shaping, lining, and filling the lip. These lip pencils have a smooth and creamy texture and come in over fifty shades!!! They also offer a Prolong wear lip pencil that lasts for several hours without fading!! This pencil also glides on fluidly and comes on very smooth!

MAC Cosmetics: Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in EtceteraMAC Cosmetics: Lip Pencil in Ruby Woo

Lastly, Maybelline’s Color Sensational lip liner will not smudge and it will totally define your lips! These are the perfect pencils to contour your mouth and it blends very well with lipstick! Also, this particular lip liner comes in nine beautiful shades and can also be purchased at several drugstores!

Color Sensational® Lip Liner

Color Sensational® Lip Liner

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