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!

Products Used:
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

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

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

Milani - Baked Blush in Coralina

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

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 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:
Meat, Fish, and Beans

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
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
Blush - Desirous by MAC (Limited item and no longer available). Use a substitute pink color that compliments your skin tone.

MAC - VivaGlam Gaga

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.

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!