Friday, April 29, 2011

MAC Spiced Chocolate Quad:

Here is the last look I did with this quad.  It is a little more bold, but I think you will like it.  More pics and what I did, after the break!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

CENTER OF ATTENTION: Garden of Wisdom Coconut Revival Cream

I have been putting off doing this review.  I have very mixed emotions about this product.  After reading about it and all of the great reviews on the Garden of Wisdom (GoW) site, I decided to give it a try.  I used the Coconut Revival Cream as the last part of my GoW skin care regimen for acne/blemish prone skin.  This product is NOT included in the blemish prone skincare kit, but many women have touted its ability to help manage/clear acne. 

You can find my reviews of the items in this kit in other places on the blog.  When I have finished all of my reviews, I will complile them in one place.  My review after the break.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MAC Spiced Chocolate Quad: The Softer Side

Here is another look I did with the MAC Spiced Chocolate quad.  This quad is so versitile.  I decided to go a little softer this time.  More pics and what I did after the break. 

Zoya Irene

Taken from the Zoya website:

Zoya Nail Polish in Irene can be best described as: Muted, mossy camouflage olive green accented by fine yellow-based green shimmer. An earthy way to wear the green nail trend.

With flash

  More pics after the break.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Zoya Nail Polish Exchange 2011

It is that time of the year again...time for the Zoya Nail Polish Exchange.  April 27th is the last day. 

Check out the link for all of the details! 

MAC Spiced Chocolate Quad "Sunset Eyes"

One reason why I love this quad so much is that you can wear it in so many different ways, from bold to soft.  I chose a bolder look today.  More pics and what I did after the break!

Monday, April 25, 2011

MAC Spiced Chocolate Quad

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This has to be my all time favorite MAC palette.  The Spiced Chocolate Quad debuted in the Cult of Cherry Collection.  I missed out on it orginally, but after years of trying, I finally got my hands on this quad.  It has to be the best makeup purchase I have ever made. 

I wore this 3 or 4 days in a row, in different ways, so I will share them with you over 3 or 4 days.  More pics and what I did after the break.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Bare Escentuals: HS Charisma, Lucky, Ink liner

I found some more looks to post.  HS Charisma is one of my favorite eye shadows and this is one of my favorite combinations.  What I did and more after the break.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

MAC: Tempting Quad

L to R:  Next to Nothing and Tempting
L to R:  Sharp and Dark Edge

While my first love will always be Bare Escentuals, I do dabble in other makeup lines.  This look that I did comes from MAC cosmetics.  The Tempting Quad is just gorgeous.  It is a palette made up of brown, gold, light pink and a green that is kinda scary at first, but looks beautiful on the eye.  I had to add this palette to my collection.  Swatches and my look after the break. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bare Escentuals: High Shine Charisma, MAC Magnetic Fields, Drama

In this combo, I mixed two different brands of eye shadow, Bare Escentuals and MAC. More pictures and what I did, after the break. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bare Escentuals Pussycat Eyes

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Meow, Pussycat and Catwoman

This has got to be my all time favorite kit from Bare Escentuals.  It is called Pussycat Eyes.  I do not wear it often, but when I do, I love how it looks.  I do not think this kit is being sold anymore, but if you can find the kit in its entirety or just the three colors on ebay, go for it! My look and what I did after the break. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bare Escentuals: Mystery, Soul Sister, Puzzle

It has been awhile since I posted a look, so I thought I would do that now.  More pics and what I did, after the break.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Carol's Daughter: Some of Marguerite's Magic

I do not know why I am so determined to make the Carol's Daughter line of hair care products work for me, but I am.  I have tried numerous products with less than stellar results.  Yet again, I decided to try Carol's Daughter while in Sephora this past weekend.  I got Some of Marguerite's Magic and the Mimosa Hair Honey. 

First, a little background on my hair.  If you do not know, I am a black woman with natural 3c/4a/4b hair.  My hair loves shea butter, coconut oil and castor oil.  Shealoe is a staple at my house.  I use Aussie Moist or Yes to Tomatoes conditioner to cowash and detangle my hair.  I am always on the look out for the next great thing!  I am a reforming Product Junkie.  Enough about that; my thoughts/review after the break...

Friday, April 8, 2011


This serum is found in the Blemish prone skincare kit on the Garden of Wisdom website.  This is a serum that hydrates and moisturizes your skin.  Because of the nature of the hyaluronic acid, it can hold over 1,000 times its weight in water.  It draws in moisture to help keep your skin hydrated.  Notice hydrated does not mean oily or greasy.  As a person with very very oily skin, I have not found that this product creates more oil or makes my skin appear more oily.  More after the break...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Goody Spin Pins Review

I have been eyeing these pins since they first came out.  They called out my name everytime I walked past the display.  But, for $6.00??!?!?!  They cannot possibly be worth $6.00...can they?  After doing some research, having read many reviews and seen a video on how they are supposed to work, I finally could not take it anymore and succumb to the force.  My review after the break....

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

DDF Sulfur Mask

I was turned on to this sulfur mask by some of the ladies on a forum that I frequent.  It is one of the best discoveries that I have made.  My skin really responds to this.  More pics and my review after the break...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Some of my favorite blogs and websites....

I started thinking yesterday about some of my favorite blogs that I like to read and websites that I frequent.  Here are my favorites in the categories of favorite beauty blogs, favorite nail blogs, favorite hair blogs and so on. 

Favorite beauty blog/website:

Favorite nail blogs:

Favoirte (natural) Hair blogs/websites:

Youtube (makeup):

Youtube (natural hair):

Friday, April 1, 2011

Carol's Daughter Love Butter

A few months ago, I decided to try some items from the Carol's Daughter line.  I bought some of the hair products and a body lotion called Love Butter.  While the hair products did not work out for me, I love the Love Butter!    My review and pics after the break!