Monday, August 22, 2016

New Blog Site!

Hello friends! I will be shutting this blog down soon.  I started a new blog that's revamped, more modern, more my style. 

My new blog site will be .

When I first started my blog about 6 years ago, it was a very new to me.  All I knew was that I wanted to share my love for fashion and beauty with everyone.  As time and technology changed, I wanted a site that reflected more of myself and was more interactive.  So I revamped my blog, which I am still working on, but so far I am happy with what I have. 

So head on over to my new blog and be sure to follow it too.  I will post my very first blog today.  Thank you all for your love and support!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation Available Now!

The ABH Stick Foundations are here and available starting today!!  30 foundation shades to cater to all of our clients!!

I've been following this amazing makeup artist on IG by the name of @kingmalimagic and I totally admire the flawless way she applies makeup.  She posts videos of her doing makeup on all clients of all races and she is truly a perfectionist.  But in my opinion, the way she does Black women's makeup, with such detail, craft and skill absolutely blows my mind! She's been giving us sneak peeks of her using the foundation sticks but here are a couple videos of her using the foundation staick on Black women.  She shows us how she works her magic!! Check it out!
In this tutorial she is using the "Earth" Stick Foundation.
In this video she is using the "Chestnut" Stick Foundation.
These Stick Foundations are only available online for now but will be available at Ulta, Sephora and Dillards more towards the end of this month!  But here's a color chart of all the shade ranges these sticks come in. 
See my previous blog post to see these foundation sticks used on models.  It'll help you get a better idea of which color best fits you if you decide to purchase before they're available in stores.
Are you all excited about these stick foundations?? Let me know what you think about them if you purchased them.  Can't wait to get my hands on these bad boys!
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

*New Ish Alert* Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation!

Excited?!! That might be an understatement to how I feel about these new Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundations launching this Thursday, August 18th! The slogan is "Stick to Flawless".  According to the description on Anastasia's IG page, she says they are ideal for combination/oily skin and will retail for $25.  They will also be sold at Sephora, Ulta and Dillards towards the end of August! As bad as I want to purchase them this Thursday, with foundation I always have to try it on my skin first to make sure I get the perfect color. I can't promise myself I won't buy it online though:/ (the struggle is real).  But if I do order it and the color doesn't match, I can just add it to my kit for a client! Problem solved:)  Check it out! 

Here are images of all the shade ranges this Stick Foundation will be available in!

Just from looking at the pictures, looks like these are going to be a major hit in the makeup world!! These foundation sticks cater to women of every color.  They even have shades for deep skin tones for women of color which is always impressive to me!!  You can definitely tell she did her homework when it came to foundation shades and making sure no shade was left out!   Great job ABH Crew!! I also really like how the foundation appears to allow you to look like YOU, lol!  It's as if this foundation may simply be a second skin that just evens out your skin tone with a flawless finish! I also love the idea of a stick foundation for my kit.  It's small and compact so you can carry all the colors with you and still have tons of space!  

Really excited for this and I cannot wait to get my color and try it out!!  This will be ABH's first actual foundation to their collection which is always fun to experience.  But I am thinking I will give these stick foundations an A+!!  Are you excited about these launching on Thursday?  Let me know in the comments and be sure to check out ABH's website for all of her other amazing beauty products!! 

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Monday, August 15, 2016

*New Ish Alert* New Urban Decay "Naked Ultimate Basics" Palette!!

I've always loved Urban Decay!  In all of my years of doing makeup, UD has always had great pigmentation with their eyeshadow colors.  They never let me down with their palettes and I know this one will surely be at the top of my list as well!
Introducing the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette!!! *throws confetti*
Urban Decay is introducing 12 new shades in this highly coveted palette! As you can see from the colors, these shades are perfect for the business woman who wants a soft natural look, maybe a subtle daytime smokey eye.  If you want to add a little warmth to the eye, or to really turn your look into an evening look, you can add the darker colors on the bottom row for a sexy smokey eye.
All of these shades are going to be MATTE!! Wooooo hooo!!! I love my shimmers and glitters but mattes are so much more versatile.  The only thing I may be a little worried about is the fact that there are a lot of light shades so I am not sure how well they will show up on brown to deeper skin tones, but we shall see:) 

Looking at the responses on Urban Decay's Instagram page, people have been requesting a full size matte palette. UD definitely listened!! (Don't you just love when makeup brands give you what you want?!) Check out Wende, Chief Creative Officer, talk a little more in depth about this palette below!
I'm definitely excited!! But its not out just yet:/ The release date is September 19th and it will be $55.  Since it is about a month away, you may forget the date it'll be available so you can go to UD's website and sign up to receive updates on when you can purchase.  So get those coins together and lets get Naked!!
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