Monday, December 31, 2012

Plump Up Your Pout With NYC Liquid Lipshine!

I received this in my Influenster Holiday 2012 VoxBox. The color is Nude York City. 

Check out the video demo to see how to plump up your pout using this Liquid Lip Shine by NYC.












These are my findings with this lip product:

1. It is super sheer, so you WILL NOT get any coverage from it if used alone.

2. You  have to apply it liberally and layer it several times to get any kind of opacity and shine.

3. It tastes and smells like candy, which is always nice. I prefer that to a waxy or oily smelling or tasting lip product.

4. It does moisturize your lips while it is on.

5. This is a very inexpensive product - retailing for an average price of $2.49, as well as it is readily available where ever NYC New York Color products are sold. You can find them online here, or at your local pharmacy or Walmart.

6. You can use it over your lipstick, or if your lips are filled in with lip pencil to build intensity and shine.

Suggestions: Great as an everyday lip color, or to complement intense eye makeup.

Want to see everything I got in my Holiday 2012 VoxBox? Then, click here.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

✿✿Get Glammed Up for NYE - Hair And Makeup Tutorial✿✿

NYE is around the corner y'all! 2012 is about to be over and done with! So with that said - Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone had a wonderfully blessed and fun filled Christmas day and Holiday Season, and that you tried some of my looks for hair and makeup when you stepped out!


I have put together this duo for you for NYE. The video tutorials are below. Enjoy! See you next year! Be safe and stay fabulous!








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Products Used:
Eyes: 
Maybelline Color Tattoos in Test My Teal and Inked In Pink
Creative Me #2 Palette - Coastal Scents
MAC Eyeshadow - Jeweltone (Limited color and is NO LONGER available) Use a similar color from any other brand.
Intense Pressed Pigment by Mehron - Carbon
MAC Eye Khol - Smolder
NYX Loose Powder Glitter - Disco Ball
Mehron Mixing Liquid (Aqua)
Mascara - They're Real by Benefit
False Lashes - Ice #007 L BL and MAC #3
Lash Adhesive - Duo for sensitive eyes (brush applicator)
Concealer - MAC Studio Finish Concealer

Brushes:
Designer Big Fluff Blender -  700P-12
Coastal Scents Applicator Brush  and Large Flat Shader Brush- Pink Collection
MAC -  Crease Brush #223 (Raquel Welch collection) and Pencil Brush #219
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Brush
Sigma - Angled Brow Brush (E75) and Small Angled Brush (E-65)
Eyes Lips Face (E.L.F.) Angled Contour Brush
Petal Beauty - Flat Top Kabuki, Precision Flat, Precision Tapered, and Angled Kabuki

Face:
Maybelline BB Cream
Gems - Hobby Lobby
MAC -  Mineralized Skin Finish and Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

Cheeks:
Milani - Baked Blush in Coralina

Lips:
Stila Lip Glaze (Tiki trio set collection) - Tropical Punch
OCC Lip Tar - Anime

Hair:
Conair Infiniti Waver
Silk Elements Olive Oil Heat Protecting Hair Spray

✿✿Unboxing My Holiday 2012 VoxBox From Influenster✿✿

Yay!!! I was one of the lucky winners of the Boots No:7 brand challenge from my last Influenster Vox Box which was was the Beauty Blogger one, so that automatically qualified me for this Holiday 2012 Vox Box. Products sent by Influenster are free and members are asked to test them and give their honest opinions. Influensters are not paid for their opinions.

Check out the video to see what I got inside.



Want to see what I got in my last VoxBox? Then click here.

Click the links below to see the product reviews and tutorials on these items:






Friday, December 28, 2012

M·A·C Strength - Fearless Femininity, Powerful Color!!



While you are at it, you should know that Candy Yum Yum is the newest member of the permanent lipstick collection!

Shipping is FREE until December 31st, 2012 on all online orders!


Friday, December 21, 2012

☼Casual Outfit Of The Day☼

I don't usually do blog posts for my outfits that I wear out. Sometimes I will capture footage if I feel like it and post the video on You Tube. I went to the dentist today (gotta take care of that smile), and when I was done, I was like - "well why not?" I wasn't busy, and I had my camera with me, plus the world did not end! LOL!




What I wore:

Cardigan - Old Navy
Boots - GoMax from No More Rack
Sunglasses - Apple Bottoms
Inner Vest - Khols
Tights/Leggins - Miss Tina by Deréon
Ring - H&M
Earrings - Betsey Johnson
Watch - Ebay



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

►▼◄Tune Into Wedding Band - Saturday Nights On TBS►▼◄

If you like comedy movie shows, then you would definitely want to check this one out.




Wedding Band is a new comedy show on TBS. It follows the misadventures of four friends who spend their spare time bringing the rock to receptions everywhere. It stars Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau, Peter Cambor, Derek Miller and Melora Hardin.






Monday, December 17, 2012

☛I Went To The Game - Cowboys vs Steelers☚

Tickets for these games are usually expensive, and that's one of the reasons why I had never before attended any. This is not my first football game, but my first NFL game. Being a part of the patronage, I realized that people pay for more that just to see a bunch of muscle-bound guys kick a ball around and tackle each other; they pay for the experience and the excitement that goes with competitive sports meets!

I like most sports, and I love being active. My husband's company is a corporate client of Sprint, and from time to time, they treat their best clients to outings such as these. We also a few years back went to the Nascar races, but there was so much rain, they didn't race!

As you may know, it is customary for corporations to own suites in stadia and this is where they would host their clients. Meals are catered and you have a comfortable seated environment to view the game and do business, if that is on the agenda. People like to be entertained, and that is definitely a sure fire way to win over a client! Chicken wings, steak and beer - signed, sealed, delivered! LOL! Hey, this is Texas! Yeeeee haw!!

I was able to capture some footage, and I put it together for you to enjoy. If you ever get the opportunity to go see a game, then please do. Trust me, you will have a blast! Don't forget to take pictures and video footage if you can.



☛Black Opal's Beat That Face Contest☚

Hey y'all!! I would really appreciate your support. If you are a Facebooker and love this look, please click here to like/vote to let Black Opal know!

Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!








Thursday, December 13, 2012

☛Maxi Hair Growth Challenge Update - Month 2☚

I first received these in my Influenster Naturals Vox Box on September 13th, and began using them on September 29th. It has been a little over two months since, and I have seen great results, not just with my hair, but with my energy level when I am working out, which is an absolute plus for me! Click here to see my first update. 

These tablets do not upset your stomach and are easy to swallow even though they are big (which is normal for supplements). I have experienced no side effects like itchy scalp, skin eruptions (comedones and breakouts), nausea, etc. When my 60's were finished, I purchased the bottle with 90 tablets from www.Allstarhealth.com for $7.89 and shipping was $5.95.








If you do decide to try these and have any pre-existing health conditions, please consult your doctor before taking these supplements.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

♥♥These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway Winners!♥♥




☛ Wanna Be Able To Bounce A Quarter Off Your Booty in 30-Days?

It is important to keep our bodies energized and moving. It is built and designed for work, that's why we have all these muscles and joints. Regular physical exercise keeps our physique erect and strong, as well as contributes to healthy and well functioning organs.

In addition to physical exercise, our diet should also consist of well balanced nourishing meals. Well-balanced means that it should have the recommended daily allowance of foods from all the food groups, since no single food supplies all the nutrients needed for the body on a daily basis.

Food Groups:
Vegetables
Grains
Fruits
Meat, Fish, and Beans
Milk

The combination of a well balanced diet and regular physical exercise also contributes to healthy hair, skin and nails, which we all strive for, well most of us do. For me, being healthy is imperative and it is the reason why I ensure that I get regular exercise and eat healthy. I am what is called a pescatarian - a vegetarian who eats fish.

I would like to introduce you to this channel on You Tube called BeFit that has 10 minute work out exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home, or any where for that matter! You can work out at your own pace, and on your own time. As long as you can log into You Tube from a device, you can workout!

Check out the video, subscribe, and start working you way to a firmer, leaner bod!!! Team#Nojigglewhenwewalk!




Note: Before you start any fitness program, if you have any health problems that may prevent you from being active, please make sure you consult your doctor!

Friday, December 7, 2012

≈◊≈Holiday Makeup: Classic Smokey Eye Look For Any Eye Color Or Shape≈◊≈

It's Holiday time, and we all love us a smokey eye look and an up-do to compliment our LBDs to be super fabulous and stunning when we step in the building! Heyyyyyyy!!!



This tutorial shows you how you can create a classic smokey eye for even the shyest of makeup wearers! - and the application technique works for any eye color, or eye shape! Blend, blend, blend my Flawless and Fancys! Enjoy the tutorial!


Products Used
Eyes: 
Sedona Lace's Neutral Face Palette
Mascara - They're Real by Benefit
24/7 Eye Shadow Pencil by Urban Decay - Sin
Falsies (Eyelashes) - ICE #007L BL
Eye Shadow Primer Potion by Urban Decay - Eden
Adhesive - Duo for sensitive eyes (brush applicator)
Palladio Liquid Liner - Black Shimmer
Studio Finish Concealer - MAC
Green Adjuster/Neutralizer/Concealer
Cheeks:
Blush - Desirous by MAC (Limited item and no longer available). Use a substitute pink color that compliments your skin tone.

Lips:
MAC - VivaGlam Gaga

Brushes:
Metal Tine Eyelash Brush - Crown Brush
Eye Shadow Blending Brush #217 - MAC
Pencil Brush #219 - MAC
Kabuki Angled Brush - Petal Beauty
Small Angled Brush - Sigma
Precision Tapered Brush - Petal Beauty
Small Shader - E.L.F.
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Click here to see the hair tutorial for this look.

►▼◄Protective HairStyling: Twist Up And Bun It►▼◄

This is another look in my protective styling series. This is literally a twist to the regular old bun hairstyle. Great for jazzing up your up-dos for a casual event, or something more formal.

Add your favorite hair accessories, to glamorize your style even more.

Hope you enjoy the tutorial. Thank you for watching!


Happy Holidays y'all!




Click here to see the tutorial for the makeup look worn in this video

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

♥☺♥Donate And Save A Child's Life - Help Support Childhood Cancer Research.♥☺♥

Some of you may not know this about me but I am an avid supporter of research for paediatric cancer. I even have a link in my blog's side bar, and in my videos' description boxes on You Tube in case anyone is interested in making a donation too. I pray each day that a cure is found! I donate when I can to the St. Jude's Research Children's Hospital which is a place that NEVER turns a child away because his/her parents cannot afford the treatment.

Each of us can do something in a small way to help make the lives of others better. This young lady Tay Barton who is an upcoming Country Pop Star has written the song "Little Giants", from which a portion of the purchase proceeds goes to the Kevin Carter Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research.


"Little Giants" is available on iTunes for $0.99, and with a few clicks you can download it and would have made your contribution to helping save a child's life! This Holiday season, and even beyond, please donate to this cause. Our children are our future, and they need us!



Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Nakeds Have Got A Little Sister!!!



If you like mattes and neutrals, then you definitely want to check out this palette. Price: $27. It includes four never before seen colors. Click on the images to shop now.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

♥☺♥ These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway!!!♥☺♥

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!





Hey y'all!!! It's giveaway time!!! The Holidays are here, and I am bringing you some good cheer!!! You could be one of two lucky winners to have something extra to put under your Christmas tree! 

Here's how to enter, but you should also watch the video for more explanation and to see what the goodies are.



1. MUST be a subscriber of my Flawless And Fancy You Tube channel.
2. Like this video.
3. You may comment as many times as you wish, but please do not write the same thing every time. (This is when commenting in the comment box on You Tube.)
4. Open Internationally.
5. If you are under 18 years of age, YOU MUST get your parents' permission to enter!
6. This is additional, but not compulsory....
- Like my Facebook page.
- Follow me on Instagram: @Butterscotchchick
- Follow this blog publicly. You will NEVER BE SPAMMED EVER!
By doing the above listed in 6, you will be able to comment in these places and get extra entries to increase your chances of winning. You can gain access to my profiles on these social media by clicking the buttons/links in the sidebar of this blog page. (If you haven't done so already.)
7. Please include your You Tube name so that I know who to apply the entries to.
8. Giveaway starts on November 28th, and ends on December 9th, 2012 at 11:59 CST.

Thank you for entering. Good luck to everyone! Cheers!


FTC Disclaimer: This is not sponsored. All items were purchased by me with my own money. I am not responsible if the items in this package do not suit your taste or cause any allergic reactions. Most of the items are in their original manufacturer's/distributor's/retailer's packaging and have never been used. Items cannot be returned. 


For International entrants: I am not responsible for any custom and excise duties that may be applied to this package upon receipt.



Saturday, November 24, 2012

░░Highlights From Fire And Ice Too Fashion Show░░

Produced by Jennifer Hobson Productions, I attended this event last year which was it's first, and it seemed like audience attendance was better then. This year's show was held on November 18th. I was a bit tardy, so I missed a tiny bit of the beginning. There were no programs, so I am only going to report on what I actually saw. When I stepped inside the venue, I showed my ticket, was escorted into the theater and was told I could sit anywhere in the general seating area! I was like..... "Well ok then!", but I didn't really mind, because there were multiple rows of empty seats, and a clear view of the stage. I purchased a VIP ticket so that I would not be obscured by people's heads or rude body blocking when I wanted to record or take pictures. Turns out I didn't need to! Oh well!

There appeared to be more cast and crew, than audience. Or, maybe it was the fact that this time the show was held at the Plano Courtyard Theater where there was more available seating. Nevertheless, the show started on time and concluded when it said it would, and the MC was an upgrade from the one last year! 


It started off with childrens' fashions, then followed by entertainment from Clelovesyou who did gospel-rap if that is a known musical genre. It was a mix of fashion and live singing by local designers and talent. The presentation style for this show was having the models show the fashions while the artists were performing, kind of like BET's Rip-The-Runway.

Jennifer Hobson - CEO of Jennifer Hobson Productions.

Designers lines featured were: Karson's Clothier, Gladol Wilson of Konjo, and there were pieces from Macy's (Fairview). The garments from Macy's looked like 3 or 4 seasons ago items that would now be on the clearance rack. They were the main sponsors, and I expected to see some more exciting pieces since most of us who shop at Macy's know the designers lines that they carry. Thumbs up to Macy's though for outfitting four selected women known personally to Jennifer Hobson who survived various types of cancer; some of them 2 and 3 time survivors! They were treated to a day of pampering and were allowed to choose whatever piece(s) they wanted to wear at the show - no holds barred! That was an awesome gesture on behalf of Macy's. In fact, the Macy's handler to these women herself is a 3-time cancer survivor!


The four cancer survivors escorted on stage by the show's male models.

Karson's Clothier was one of two African American designers lines that showed collections at the recently held Austin Fashion Week! Check out the Austin Fashion Week 2012 blog gallery here. It was mentioned that the designer behind the Konjo AW12 glittery/shiny line for men and women was invited to New York Fashion Week next year,- to him I say good luck and please don't take those clothes to show on the runway there!























Top Right: Madison Alexis. Bottom Right: The show's Master Of Ceremonies.

Additional live entertainment was provided by Dallas native Madison Alexis who is dubbed to be the next big hit coming out of D-Town and by extension, Texas. If she does, remember you heard about her here first! She does country-style pop music which is easy on the ears. I thoroughly enjoyed her performance. She was originally carded to perform 2 songs, but backstage seemed to be a bit disorganized and she was put on the spot and had to perform 4 songs, while they in the back sorted out themselves! She did it gracefully and very professionally! You can check out her music at www.madisonalexis.com. Her EP Livin' It Up is now available on Amazon.com. Price - $4.95. I am going to pick myself up one.

The stage in the theater was used for the presentation of the fashions, but I could never understand why (some) fashion show producers think it is acceptable to have the models walk through the seated audience wearing the designers' garments! This is très tacky in my opinion! This is what they had the models do at this show, and I believe it was in an effort not to have them return to backstage too quickly! Many times, the main stage was left empty, which is a no-no when a production is in session! Never leave the stage empty unless the now proverbial 'fat lady' has sung, and the show is over! I can tell you one thing, I like owls but I am not one, so I cannot twist my head round about to see what is in back of me!

Goody bags with items from sponsors were given to patrons, but I am not sure why a magazine from 2006 made it into the bag!!! I hadn't even noticed that until I got home and started browsing through it and saw the Catherine Deneuve collection from MAC in there! I knew this collection was released in January 2006, because I was still a MAC Artist then! So, that's when I looked at the bottom of the page and saw that in fact, the magazine was dated January 2006!!! Is Beauty Fashion friends with Dr. Who? And Normita Joven herself had the nerve to staple her business card at the top! This is overly, dying-with-laughter hilarious, don't you think so?!! *falls out laughing!*

Overall, the show in itself was ok, and nothing to really rave about - well the decor in the foyer of the theater is amazing! Hahahaha! I was not excited by any of the fashions, save the men's pieces from Karson's. The designers' pieces from last year's show were much better, and far more creative in a fashionista's opinion!


The dress that I am wearing in this picture I made myself. I paid $0.99/yard for the cotton-jersey fabric at Golden D'Or Fabrics, and made it in one afternoon. I got many compliments on my dress, and it looked a whole lot richer and modern than some of those garments that were paraded that I am sure have retail price tags of 50 to 100 times mine!

Will I attend next year if it's on again? Hmmmm, too early to say just now. The 'ice' seemed to have cooled any opportunities the 'fire' had. I'd give it a 5 out of 10. I didn't feel like my money was completely wasted though, so that's always a good thing with me!

Standing next to me is my friend and one of the models in the show - Vandia Sands. I attended the both shows mainly because of her participation.


As usual for y'all, I was able to capture a bit of footage. Take a peek at the video.



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Introduces Their Metallurgy Collection Of Lip Tars - Pick Yours Up Today In Their Black Friday Sale!!

OCC's Black Friday special! Starting this Friday, November 23rd through Cyber Monday, November 26th any and all purchases over $25.00 USD will receive Triptych Lip Tar from their new Metallurgy Collection - their very first Metallics Lip Tars!

This offer is valid only at www.occmakeup.com and at their freestanding boutique at 174 Ludlow Street in NYC! Get yours as soon as the promotion begins on Friday, while supplies last!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

♥☺♥Petal Beauty Face Makeup Brushes Review And Tutorial ♥☺♥

I was contacted through my website by Petal Enterprises LLC and asked if I would be interested in reviewing some of their makeup brushes. I was sent these to use and to give my feedback.





This is not a paid review, so there is no coercion by the promise of monetary gain. My opinions of these products are my honest ones based on use.

The video demonstration shows some of the ways you can use them and their versatility.





Click on the images below to go directly to the product page on the website if you are interested in purchasing these.
Flat Top Kabuki Face/Body Brush

Angled Kabuki Face/Body Brush

Precision Round Face Brush

Precision Tapered Face Brush


Additionally, Petal Beauty is giving a complimentary gift of a travel sized eye shadow blending brush valued at $8.99! To claim this all you need to do is:

1. Be a subscriber of my You Tube channel. (You can click the blue button in the video that says "click here to subscribe", or if you are watching on You Tube, simple click the "subscribe" button over top of the video.
2. 'Like' Petal Beauty on Facebook. Click here to connect to their Facebook page.
3. Click on the tab that says - "complimentary gift", and follow the instructions.
4. Mention that Flawless And Fancy sent ya!

It's as easy as that! THERE IS NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO CLAIM THIS GIFT!

Please note that this free gift will only be shipped to US addresses. 

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THEIR BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!!

♥☺♥ Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!!! ♥☺♥











Monday, November 19, 2012

♦◊♦ Holiday Makeup - 24K: Tutorial ♦◊♦

I love the holidays! They are so festive and fun!! They make me think of glitter and shiny things! Wait! I'm always thinking of glitter and shiny things! Hahahahah! 

Anyway, here's something that you can try for a Holiday party or if you just love statement eye makeup! 

Designers - this look is also great for turning out your pieces at a fashion show. 

If you are one of my Island girls, then you know you can work this in with your carnival costume, or just for going to one or a couple of the fetes!

I hope that you enjoy re-creating this look as much as I did doing the demo. (P.S. - enjoy the music!)

I love glitter! 

Thumbs up for glitter lovers!












Because of audio copyright, this video may not be available on mobile devices. Please watch on You Tube to see this tutorial video.

Products Used:

Eyes...
Ben Nye Lumière Luxe Powder - Sun Yellow
NARS Eye Shadow Duo - Cheyenne
NYX Loose Glitter - Gold
Maybelline Color Tattoo - Fierce And Tangy
MAC Eye Khol - Smolder
K.I.S.S. Ever Pro Lash Starter Kit
Mehron Mixing Medium Liquid (Aqua)
Lash Adhesive - Duo for sensitive eyes
MAC Eye Shadow - Saddle
Mehron Intense Pressed Pigment - Carbon
Mascara - They're Real by Benefit - Black

Cheeks...
MAC Glimmer Shimmer - Fashion Leader (Barbie Loves MAC Collection)

Lips...
Covergirl Lipstick - Rush

Brushes....
MAC: #242, #223, #213, #113
Coastal Scents: Eye Shadow Brush (Pink Collection)
Urban Decay: Good Karma Eye Shadow Brush (comes with Naked palette)
E.L.F.: Angled Contour Brush








Friday, November 16, 2012

◙◙Protective Styling - Roll-A-Bun◙◙

Protective styling begins with a healthy hair care regimen, and includes hairstyles that keep the ends of your hair off your back and moisture-stealing clothing, by pinning them up, and away.

Here's another quick, easy variation to the simple bun hair style that you can wear both casually, and formally. 














Tuesday, November 13, 2012

•♦•How To Get Clear Under Arms•♦•

After being asked this question by a friend, I decided that I would do some research to see how I could help. I myself don't have an issue with dark skin under my arms, but I know that some people do, especially those who shave in that area.

After doing some research, and adding in the things I already know about skin care, I decided to share this with you. It is pretty easy, and all natural. You will be amazed with the results. Like with any treatment you have to be patient and diligent to see the best and desired outcome.

As usual, the video tutorial explains exactly what you need to do, and how.




Ingredients:
Brown Sugar
100% Castor Oil
Apple Cider Vinegar
Baking Soda