Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dior Grand Bal Collection for Holiday 2012!

I love holidays because all the pretty makeup collections are released.  Dior has yet to fail me when it comes to their holiday collection.  This collection, Grand Bal,  is inspired by Dior's love for entertaining and being glamorous! Everything looks romantic, classy and definitely holiday worthy colors. The price range is from $26 to $120.  And you will definitely love whatever you get! It is available now! Take a look at this beautiful collection and shop it here!(temptalia)

Tracee Ellis Ross' Love Letter to MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick! What's Your Favorite MAC Lipstick?

I own many many, MANY lipsticks, lol!  But MAC lipstick's definitely outnumber all the other ones! Their wide range of colors, textures, and shades definitely add to my ridiculous addiction to them.  Last week, Tracee Ellis Ross, shared her love with her readers for 1 particular MAC lipstick, Ruby Woo!! Ahh, who doesn't love Ruby Woo?!  The beautiful, matte red lipstick, that makes your lips look voluptuous, sexy, classic and kissable!

She loves Ruby Woo so much that she had to write a love letter to it! (Totally understandable!) And we all know when we were kids and wanted to profess our love for someone, we wrote them a love letter! And MAC's Ruby Woo is definitely a lipstick to be in love with! Read her letter to see why she loves Ruby Woo so much! 

My favorite MAC lipsticks are Ruby Woo, Freckletone, Hue, Snob and Fabby! 

What are your favorite MAC lipsticks??

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Scented Beauty Products for the Fall Season!

Pumpkin here, pumpkin there!! 'Tis the season where everyone comes up with great ideas for pumpkin scented products! Pumpkins contain antioxidants (vitamins A and C), as well as alpha hydroxy acids that aid in exfoliation, helpful for both acne-prone and aging skin.  In skin care products, check the ingredients to see if it contains actual pumpkin.  Otherwise, just enjoy the smell! I have some great pumpkin scented beauty products that will have you smelling, looking and feeling great this season! 

Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Triple Moisture Body Cream 
Philisophy Homemade Pumpkin Pie Shampoo, Shower Gel, and Bubble Bath 
Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque by June Jacobs 

Makeup Forever 'Pumpkin' Eyeshadow
Demeter Pumpkin Pie Cologne Spray 
MyChelle Creamy Pumpkin Facial Cleanser

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Part 2: MAC Fabulousness for the Glamour Daze Holiday Collection 2012! Gift Sets!

Palettes, brush sets, gloss quartets, OH MY! I cannot explain my excitement for these gift sets from the MAC Fabulousness Glamour Daze Holiday Collection The glamour and fabulousity is to the max and I am loving it!!

MAC Fabulousness Neutral Eyes

MAC Fabulousness Smokey Eyes

All for the Glamour Face Kit Gorgeous Bronze
All For the Glamour Touch Up Kit
The gift sets are available just in time for the holidays!! Perfect gifts for friends or family and even yourself! Don't sleep on this collection!! I can't wait!

MAC Glamour Daze Collection for Holiday 2012!

Imagine yourself, in your boudoir, lights low, sweet fragrances filling the air as you beautify yourself for a glamorous evening.  Yes that is what the Lmited Edition MAC Glamour Daze Collection is all about, femininity and everything sensual and sweet.  They got it right with this collection that is why I am so excited about it! I was able to pick up a few things from this collection from the MAC Pro store, unfortunately they were sold out of everything else, but the pigment of the products are simply stunning. Yes ladies you should all be excited about this colelction because it is definitely glamorous and everything a lady should be! (temptalia)

Lipsticks ($19.50): Beauty (Pale Cool Pink Frost), Innocence (Soft Coral Frost), Outrageously Fun (Mid Tone Magenta Violet Cremesheen), Glamourdaze (Mid Tone Creamy Plum Cremesheen), Dramatic Encounter (Amplified)

Lipglass ($16.50): Impossibly Sweet (Sheer soft pink with multidimensional pearl), Pink Fade (Light Creamy Pink), Talk Softly To Me (Light Creamy Coral Pink), Deliciously Demure (Soft Cool Brown With Pearl), Flight of Fancy (Rich Purple)

Kohl Power Eye Pencil $16.50: Raven (Intense Black w/Red Pearl), Orpheus (Intense Black w/Gold Pearl), Mystery (Intense Black w/Green Pearl), Feline (Intense Black w/Black Pearl), Mascara $20 False Lashes Black

Nail Lacquer $17.50: Endless Night (Pale Grey Pink w/Iridescent Pearl), Girl Trouble (Super Glitter Pink), Everything That Glitters (Black w/Super Multidimensional Glitter), In The Limelight (Mid Tone Creamy Mint

Extra Dimension Eyeshadow $19.50: A Natural Flirt (Soft Peachy Nude), Evening Grey (Steel Silver), Divine Blue (Mid Tone Aqua), Ready to Party (Pale Lilac), Round Midnight (Dark Burgundy), Stolen Moment (Dark Taupe), Stylishly Merry (Mid Tone Dusty Violet), Tall Dark and Handsome (Black w/Pearl)
Powder Blush $22: Easy Manner (Light Dirty Peach), I'm The One (Mid Tone Blue Pink), Small Vanity (Dusty Rose Tan)
Fluidline $16.50: Catch My Eye (Cool Taupe Grey w/Dazzle Pearl), Feminine Edge (Pink Mauve w/Dazzle Pearl), Little Black Bow (Charcoal w/Dazzle Pearl

Extra Diminish Skin Finish $29: Superb (Soft Peachy Nude w/Multidimensional Shimmer), Whisper of Gilt (Light Soft White Gold w/Shimmery Sheen)


This glamorous collection will be available online October 23, 2012 and in stores October 25, 2012! Make sure you get your hands on this collection! It definitely a must have for this season! Great job MAC Cosmetics!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cassie's Skin Care Regimen! What Skin Care Products Do You Use?

A couple days ago, the songstress Cassie, posted a picture on Instagram (@casandrae)of her flawless skin after she used some of the best skin care products from NARSskin! Now we can see how she is able to achieve that beautiful skin and natural glow of hers! 

Some of the products she used are:
Double Refining Exfoliator $34

Gentle Cream Cleanser $29

Multi-Action Hydrating Toner $32

Aqua Gel Luminous Oil Free Moisturizer $58

I can vouch for this, that NARSskin has some really great skin care products! They really do cleanse and hydrate your skin!  Have you used NARSskin products? What is your skin care regimen? 

The Yves Saint Laurent 330 Pound Lipstick Sculpture!

Obviously YSL loves lipstick just as much, or maybe way more than I do! They created this sculpture using 330 pounds of lipstick! (glamour)

This sculpture is called "1M3 de beaute" which means one cubic meter of beauty. The lipstick that they used to create this beauty is YSL Rouge Pur Couture Number One .

It's at the Palais de Tokyo  museum in Paris.  If you're able to make it out there before January 7th, then you can see it for yourself! I'd never have to buy any more red lipstick for as long as I live if I had this sculpture, geez! But what do you think? A waste of lipstick? Or a beautiful work or art? 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My Interview With Celebrity Hairstylist and Wig Master, Terrence Davidson!!

Terrence Davidson
The larger than life rap, pop and hip hop award winning artist Nicki Minaj is someone we look to for fashion, beauty and especially breakthrough hairstyles and she never lets us down! I remember watching her documentary, My Time Now, on MTV and seeing her glam squad get her ready as she prepared to go on stage. And there he was, Terrence Davidson, adding the finishing touches to her already perfect tress! I did my research and found that he is the mastermind behind all of her highly creative, colorful, futuristic and out-of-the-box wigs. He has also done hair for Pattie LaBelle, Keyshia Cole, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Trina and many more!  He is definitely a trend setter and an iconic genius of hair.  The incomparable Wig Master, Terrence Davidson! 

Me: When did you know that being a hairstylist was the career path you wanted to follow?  
Terrence: I had no idea that I would be a hairstylist.  I started off just drawing hair designs for the girls at my school; I just loved to draw. 
 Me:  The hair pieces that you create are truly incredible, that obviously takes natural, raw talent and creative genius! What inspires the wig colors and styles that you create?  How long does it take to create your wigs?  
Terrence: My inspiration can come from anything.  I can see a picture or hear a sound and I interpret it through my wigs.  It's like an artist and his/her paintings. I really don't know; once I've started I don't come out of my wig room until I'm done.  Sometimes that can be 3 or 4 wigs later because I get in "the zone." 

Hair by Terrence
 Me:  How did you end up being Nicki Minaj's hairstylist? How has her colorful personality helped you perfect your craft as the Wig Master?
Terrence:  Nicki and I got connected through a referral. She is so beautiful and an outgoing person. I have been creating whimsical creations for over 20 years. Nicki was the perfect platform to showcase my work because she is an outside of the box thinker. I am blessed!
VMAs 2012, Hair by Terrence
Me: I have countless favorites of hairstyles that you have done for Nicki Minaj.  What is one of your favorite wigs you've designed for her? 
Terrence:  I don't a favorite hairstyle because each one brings back a great memory; but I do have an iconic look that inspired my new tool line with ONE Styling Tool which is the Cheetah print high top fade Nicki wore at the Grammy's.
Grammys 2011. Hair by Terrence
Me:  You work with a lot of celebrities who always have amazing hair for appearances and red carpet events. What are some secrets to getting those red carpet looks for the everyday woman? 
Terrence: Try a wig!! That is the best advice I can give because it allows you to find your perfect look.  It gives you room to experiment with different styles without commitment.
Super Bass Video. Hair by Terrence
Me:  When you aren't creating these amazing hair masterpieces, what do you like to do?
Terrence:  I am a homebody. I have seen so many parts of the world so when I do get a little me time I like to chill at home with my family and close friends.
Me: What is a fun fact that you can share about yourself? 
Terrence:  The Grammy look that Nicki Minaj wore was inspired by a hair style that I wore in high school.  Yes my hair was about that high lol!

'Fly' Video w/Rihanna. Hair by Terrence
Me:  If you could give every woman one valuable piece of information when it comes to hair, what would it be? 
Terrence:  Shampoo and conditioner will do the trick!! Keep it simple.
Me:  What makes you intensely happy about the world of beauty and hairstyling? 
Terrence: I'm happy that the world is recognizing artists in the Glam industry for the work that we bring to the table.  It lets me know that I'm appreciated for my creativity.
Me:  What is a piece of  advice you can give to aspiring celebrity hairstylists? 

Terrence:  Follow your dreams and remember when one door closes another door will open! Keep Pushing!

I am so inspired by Terrence!! He is a perfect example of how just doing what you love can allow you to reach your dreams more than you ever expected. Also that thinking outside of the box is always a good thing.  People who know true talent will appreciate your skill and creativity no matter what.  He has crazy skills when it comes to hair and he wants us to be able to whip our hair into shape as well. He created a hairstyling set that will equip us with the necessary tools to create fabulous hairstlyes which is the Terrence Davidson LE Combo hairstyling set with ONE Styling Tool! Click here to purchase this amazing set!!

Comes with Legacy 1" Flat Iron, Legacy Pro Hair Dryer, Concentrator, Diffuser, Comb Attachment, and as a bonus a Free Prestige 4/10"Flat Iron1
Be sure to follow Terrence on Twitter  @HairbyTerrence
Subscribe to his Facebook page at Terrence Davidson
I am truly honored to have had the opportunity to interview one of the industry's greatest hairstylist! I know he has nothing but amazing creative ideas that I know we will continue seeing on our favorite and most popular celebs! Terrence, I truly thank you for sharing this information with me so that I can share it with all of my friends! I hope he has inspired you as he has inspired me!! Sending love, support and many thanks to the Wig Master himself, Celebrity Hairstylist Terrence Davidson!!