4
Nov
2012
Contest Time?!
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


Can you guys please tell me what you’d like to see for the 100,000 YouTube subscribers giveaway/contest?! I need IDEAS and inspiration. I am really in a rut these past few months! For a FACT I will be doing a huge Bubble Babez giveaway, so we can knock that off the list. A contest theme and prixes – if you were the winner what would YOU like to see??

 

It’s so close I can taste it! 

 

Happy Sunday! <3






3
Nov
2012
Rose Gold Smokey Eyes
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

A dark smokey eye combined with the elegance of soft, rose gold in the inner corner, also reminded me of like Robot Barbie makeup :)

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smokey eye

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smokey eye

smokey eye

smokey eye

The funny this is the eyes are photographing like a dark navy blue but it’s actually not – I used matte black eyeshadow and a dark silver glitter. Either way I still dig it!


-Here’s what I used-

MAC Brow Crayon in Spiked
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
DUO Lash Adhesive
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
LA Splash Glitter in Rockstar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate in Smote
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Bulletproof
Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner
Yves Saint Laurent Shocking Mascara
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Deep Dark
MAC Blunt Blush
La Femme Madarin Red Blush
Eye M Glam by Giella
MAC Chestnut Lip Pencil
MAC Snob Lipstick
MAC Gel Lipstick


Hope you enjoyed today’s look and you all had a happy Halloween weekend everyone! :-*

toodles <3

 

 






31
Oct
2012
Zoe Saldana to Portray Nina Simone in Biopic
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

Zoe Saldana recently casted to play Nina Simone in her biopic. What are your thoughts? I think Zoe is a fine actor, just don’t know if she fits the part.

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Recently stumbled upon this open letter on the For Harriet blog and she gives her input on why Zoe being cast may send bad signals for all black women.






29
Oct
2012
Why You Should Be Taking Biotin!
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

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Yup that’s right, I nominate myself, Jacquelyn Aina of Buckingham Palace as your global ambassador on biotin. Okay just kidding but seriously I don’t know what took me so long to start taking biotin again. The last time I went natural in 2009-2010 I took biotin consistently and saw a tremendous amount of hair growth! I guess vitamins and supplements can get kind of expensive so I just stopped. I am going to keep it up this time around.
 
Biotin Benefits
Promotes healthy hair
Helps strengthen brittle nails
Helps aid the metabolic process
Aids in glucose production
 
*many other findings that aren’t scientifically proven, but who cares what they think anyway?! (just kidding)
 
But FIRST I must say this *ahem* biotin does NOT make your hair grow faster! I don’t believe there’s one miracle hair growth product out there, don’t fall for the hype. Biotin PROMOTES healthy hair growth. A biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss or thinning of the hair. Even if you aren’t deficient of biotin it could be that it just helps illuminate factors that could be otherwise slowing down hair growth. This is what I’ve concluded based on my personal research. Same thing with nails; the reason why my nails have been staying so long and growing because they are stronger, which gives me them a higher chance of staying on my hands longer instead of breaking and chipping off.
 
By the way, be weary of synthetic supplements! Some supplements out there don’t actually contain the benefits that claim they do. The biotin I’ve been using (actually all of my vitamins including Omega 3 Fish Oil) is from Nature Made. Hope you guys get a chance to try it out and experience the same success I have!
 
Just wanted to share my success story to you guys if you weren’t already aware of this awesomely inexpensive supplement that’s got many benefits and available at the tip of our fingers! Enjoy!

 






27
Oct
2012
Japonesque for Breast Cancer Awareness
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

 

As many of you may already know, October is breast cancer awareness month. Japonesque has done something really unique to help support it.

Introducing the Japonesque pink collection. For every product purchased Japonesque will donate $1 towards Breast Cancer Awareness Research. Check out these super cute little kits they’ve put together.

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Touch-Up Tube

Japonesque Brow Kit

Brow Kit

Japonesque Heated Lash Curler

So I LOVE the idea of the mini brow kit. It comes with two powder brow shades, and a sealing wax and mini brow brush. I almost feel like the powders can double up as eyeshadows! It also comes with tweezers, brow stencils, and a brow setting gel.
 
But the reason why I thought you guys would dig this kit is for my ladies that don’t really wear a lot of makeup, but keep themselves well groomed, I think you will like this kit. I always feel like if I’m going to go sans makeup the least I can do is properly groom my brows. I know a lot of other ladies probably feel that way too. Would be a great thing to carry in my purse too in case I have brow slip-ups or need a quick fix.
 
So obviously I won’t get much use out of a heated eyelash curler with my Shirley Temple lashes, but I am definitely intrigued by it, being that I SUCK epically at using traditional eyelash curlers, I’m curious to see how this works with synthetic lashes…It’s battery powered so I’m assuming it won’t get very hot.
 
The Touch-Up Tube is adorable, I see myself getting more use out of just the larger powder brush. I tend to leave the rest of my face alone throughout the day.
 
So what do you think about the new collection and if you had to pick one a favorite which would you choose? I’m curious to know what stands out to you guys the most. Either way I think all women should support the cause either via brands such as Japonesque, your favorite charity, or simply by getting checked frequently! Something I have been slacking on massively. My mom is an x-ray tech and specializes in mammograms so I should be the poster child for stuff like this. Shame on me! Let me know what you guys think about the collection!

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