Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Naked For Skin by Urban Decay

Product Of The Month - July 2012

This is my selection for July 2012. I absolutely love this eyeliner gel from Sedona Lace. The color is called Magic. It goes on smoothly and lasts all day. It is sweat and transfer resistant, so it can be used if you go swimming, as a shadow base, or an eye shadow.

What I like most about it is the way the purple/lilac color sets off my eyes. It makes them wildly pop. I have brown eyes, and purple colors are very complimentary to them. This color is a stand out one, and can be worn by itself. When used with it others, it enhances them! I absolutely love it!

Do you lilac?        

Get Magic here

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Upcycling My Tote Bag

Upcycling is the process of converting something that you would have otherwise considered useless, into something new or of a better quality and/or appearance.

Watch the tutorial to see how I converted my tote bag with busted handles, and as a result, made the whole bag more fabulous!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Highlights From Full Figured Fashion Week 2012 - NYC

FFFW takes place every June in NYC.

Here are a few highlights from this year's presentations by designers. Fabulous fashions for the curvelicious gal!
Ashley Nell Tipton

Evie Foster

Savannah Red

Optimum Care Salon Collection's Mineral Oil - Free Sheen Spray

Since I have been on my healthy hair journey, I have not had to use sheen sprays to give my hair any extra sheen. I would just use my grapeseed or coconut oils, but the thing with that is, after application,  I would have to wash my hands to de-oil it! LOL! 

I thought that I would give this product a try. It is a lightweight conditioning formula that gives that extra sheen to hair. It does not contain mineral oil which is the best part, and that is the main reason why I elected to purchase it.

It can be used on any hair type, 
whether chemically processed or not.

These are the ingredients:
1099560 - Isobutane, Alcohol Denat., Isopropyl Myristate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Octyldodecanol, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, VP/VA Copolymer, Amyl Cinnamal, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Panthenol, Peg-14 Dimethicone, Citronellol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Isopropyl Palmitate, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Aloe Barbadensis Extract/Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Parfum/Fragrance. C39892/1

Available online, and at your local beauty supply store.

Price range: $3.84 - $6.99

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Herringbone/Fishtail Braid - Tutorial

Hey ya'll!! I hope that you will find this helpful. 

Take a look at my video tutorial for a quick and easy lesson on how to do a herringbone/fishtail braid.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bejeweled and Fru-Frued - Rose by Vanessa Jean: Swimwear Collection 2013

Created by Vanessa Simmons, Rose by Vanessa Jean is a fashion brand that includes swimwear & intimate apparel designed for women of all shapes & sizes. 

This collection shown at the Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami, features pieces for 2013.

Aqua Di Lara Swim Collection - 2013

Renowned Canadian designer, Reyhan Sofraci presents her 2013 Aqua Di Lara collection- a sophisticated, sexy and glamorous swimwear line, at this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami, Florida.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Norcostco Texas Opens MakeUp Studio

I was so excited to discover that my one of my favorite makeup stores now has a makeup studio that us MUAs can use as a classroom for tutorials or seminars, as well as photo shoots, demos, etc.

The studio is located near the back of the store's interior. This makes it private, so sessions can be carried on without interruptions from shoppers, etc.

Everything that you would need to supplement your creations or tutorials is located all in one space! This is an awesome idea! Creativity is at all time high at Norcostco!

If you are in the Dallas/Ft Worth area and are interested in using this space, you can do so by calling: 214-468-8270, or just stop by:
1231 Wycliff Avenue, Ste.#300
Dallas. 75207

Business hours are Mon - Fri 9am to 6pm. Sat - 10am - 5pm. Sunday - CLOSED

Friday, July 13, 2012

Trend Futuristic For Spring/Summer 2013

Fashion is over 2012 hunty!!! Spring/Summer collections are already on the runways.

Check out the futuristic trend Spring/Summer 2013 collection presentation from Hugo by Hugo Boss, at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin.

Can you see yourself in the future?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bohemian Crown Braid Tutorial

This easy going Bohemian hairstyle can be worn as a casual style or dressed up with hair accessories to make it more formal. 

It is also a cute way to protective style.

Check out the tutorial....

Computer Virus Set And Ready To Run Amok On July 9, 2012

I would rather be seen in GREEN. I wouldn't be caught dead in red! (at least in this case).

This image shows a computer that has NOT been affected by this virus. Had the screen been red - well that would have been another story.

A computer virus known as the DNS Changer could be sitting on your computer for more than 1 year, just waiting to run amok on July 9th, 2012!!!

If you MAC well you probably don't have to be concerned, but still check anyway.

Check out this video which is helpful and explains it all.

To check your computer to see if has been infected or not, click HERE

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer Look: Glitter Liner and Colored Mascara - Tutorial

In this tutorial, I demonstrate how you can make glitter liner out of glitter pigment powder. It is quick and easy and a great look for Summer. You can also customize your own color by mixing glitter colors/pigments of your choice.

The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Go ahead, take a look, be adventurous, and try it.   


Wig Review - It's a Half Wig: Fame

Hey ya'll!!! It's Summer time so I purchased this unit to rock out for the season. Check out my review and tell me what you think.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence From Kaboom Town - Addison

Kaboom Town: -  This place comes alive once a year for the 4th July celebrations! It is rated one of the top places to watch fireworks in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, USA Today, Travel + Leisure and The Wall Street Journal. The nationally recognized fireworks show can be seen from anywhere in Addison, including the Addison Circle Park (where it is held) and many of Addison’s restaurants, residences, hotels and public open spaces.

There is great food as well as live music, not to mention the spectacular Addison Airport Air Show featuring the Cavanaugh Flight Museum Warbird Flyover. The highlight of the evening however is the dazzling 30-minute fireworks show presented by Time Warner Cable, which is choreographed to music and a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM and TXA 21. This fireworks display draws people come from all over the DFW Metroplex. It never disappoints! Check out the video footage...

Happy July 4th!!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th July Celebration Look - Tutorial

Going out for July 4th or the night before? Not sure how to do your makeup? 

Here's an easy tutorial that will get you in a celebratory mood!

Note: If you do not have these brands, use any brand that has similar colors to achieve this look.

Be safe and, happy July 4th!!!