Saturday, October 13, 2012


I haven't updated this blog in awhile.

Anyways I am in my senior year of college, I am graduating next semester so that explains why I am not updating as much but there is nothing new with me, the same ol', same ol'

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Look of Yesterday (8/11/12)

Yesterday my parents and me traveled to upstate NY to visit family. This is my face. Red lips + Bronze eyes and black winged eyeliner. I also set it with this new product I bought called Model in a Bottle. It is a setting spray. I like it but One thing I hate it that in some spots when it dries it leaves kind of a slick shine. The smell is kind off strong but overall I like it.
BTW the red lip product on my lips is the NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Plush red. That is all that is on my lips, nothing else. Creamy, gorgeous and lasts awhile. I give high praises to the NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Face + Hair of yesterday (+Maybelline BB cream review) UPDATE

The lipstick is by Wet n Wild it is called Vamp it up. It is a deep dark purple, which is what I have been looking for. My lips look so chapped here ha ha but it's okay. The lipstick is pretty nice, it is very long lasting. As always make sure your lips are moisturized before applying any lipstick. Mine weren't moisturized which is why it looks chapped in the above picture.

(Note: These aren't my pictures of the products. Took them from google images)

I used Maybelline BB cream in Deep on my face. It is nice I guess but I most likely won't repurchase it again. I was upset that the tube was so little but I am kind of glad now so that I can run out quick enough. I wouldn't suggest it for us ladies (or gents) with oily/combo skin. More for those with dryer skin because you will be shiny in a couple of hours. Also you have probably read this a million times before but this is not a true BB cream. It is watery and basically a tinted moisturizer. I actually own a Korean BB cream which I wear underneath my foundation because it is too light (but it controls oil and correct problems on my skin) and there is a huge difference! Not much coverage here either so I have to go back in with some concealer to correct the problem spots. If you have perfect skin and just want light coverage then go for it.

So Update on  this BB cream per my update review: 
Would I repurchase? Probably not. I have been using this BB cream to just finish it up because I do not want to feel like I wasted my money. I had run out of my beloved revlon colorstay foundation and decided to go back to this for awhile. In short, I hate the smell of it (it smells like spit), and it makes my skin really greasy within an hour. I have to blot multiple times during the day. If you have oily/combo skin, definitely stay away. It will make you way oilier than you usually are. I am so done with these BB creams. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Face of the Da-YESTERDAY

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal
Basic Black eyeliner

Maybelline Dream Foam Mousse in Cocoa
Ruby Kisses HD Set N' Forget Powder in Rich
Coastal Scents Concealer palette (especially under the eyes)

NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in #702 Vixen (That is all on my lips). Very glossy and creamy. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Makeup Storage Cases

I ordered this from ebay from a Chinese seller (as always). If you type in makeup storage on ebay search, you will find many sellers selling it. I thought it would be a better alternative to just storing it in a make up case. It kinda gets annoying sticking your hand into the makeup case looking for something in particular but can't find it. Storage cases are much better. The cases will just be used for transporting my makeup. Anyways just to release my stress from having to retake the Praxis I math tomorrow, I decided to reorganize stuff around.

They are kind of small. I wish I would have ordered a third case but it is okay, I can manage. I probably need to start throwing some very old stuff away.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Donut Bun

I purchased this on ebay in early June and it finally arrived today. It was pretty cheap (no more than 2 dollars with free shipping) from a Chinese seller. I must say that I love it. I have always wanted to bun it up and have that nice donut bun and this works perfectly for those "I don't feel like doing my hair kind of days.  If you search up donut bun on ebay you will find it.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New ish.

Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Holika Holika BB cream and Ruby Kisses Set n' Forget Powder in Rich

For a long time I have been hearing good things about castor oil. I heard that it helps with hair thickening and growth and that all sounds promising to me. I poured some of it into my Africa's best Hair Mayo and the rest I will use not only on my scalp/hair but on my eyebrows and eyelashes.
Regarding the BB cream, I ordered it about 4 weeks ago and It just now arrived. Remind me to never order anything from a Korean seller, it takes way too long. Anyways I plan to wear it underneath my foundation, by itself it is the wrong color. I am looking forward to trying out the Maybelline BB cream and word is that Iman is coming out with BB creams so yay for darker tones for us girls on the darker side.
I received the BB cream and the ruby kisses powder today so I can't tell you how it works, that will have to be in a future update.

UPDATE: So I really love the BB cream and the Set n' forget powder. They actually control the oil on my skin. Two days ago I applied my make up at about 6:30 am and then at the end of the day I wasn't oily at all. The BB cream also does help with skin clearing. A long with this fade cream I am using, the dark spots on my face are starting to clear up. Also the BB cream underneath my foundation just makes my face look flawless. I have never had that look before with makeup. I will repurchase in the future.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Palettes

Coastal Scents Eclipse Palette (top left)
BH Cosmetics 66 Lip Palette
Blush Palette
Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette
Fash Eye shadow Palette.

Dresses from Ebay

The dresses I purchased early last week have arrived and this is how they look on me. I mentioned how scared I was about how the blue peplum dress would fit but it fits perfectly. I ordered two more dresses from the same seller on ebay and they should be here in a week and a half I am estimating. The seller's name on ebay is queendesign. Check them out because they have really cute stuff.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Green Eyeshadow Look

I think I am getting better at this (Blending eyeshadow). What do you all think? Where should I Improve? Oh I also put on some blue lipstick from what BH cosmetics lip palette I own.

Summer bag from Target

A couple of weeks ago target was having their free summer giveaway bag with samples and I happened to catch it this time. Yesterday I received it in the mail.  In the bag was samples of shampoos/conditioners, sun block, a scrub from Aveeno, a small sample of Revlon's lip butter and some discount coupons. I kinda wish They gave us the full lip butter instead of a tiny sample but I am impressed with everything.

Monday, June 11, 2012

My new Pink Blazer

Remember the pink blazer I ordered last week? (Scroll down to see) Well it arrived today and I am so wearing it to my citizenship interview tomorrow.

Face of the Day

Just did my makeup for fun. Tomorrow I am going to an interview to become a US Citizen (after 11 years here!) so I was just testing it out. I guess tomorrow I will do a more natural look.

Anyways here are the specs:

Maybelline matte Mousse in Cocoa
Maybelline Matte Powder in Hazelnut
A hot pink blush from my New palette

Medium frosty pink on my lids, brown in my crease from Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette
Black Gel Eyeliner for the "cat eye" effect
Maybelline Falsies Mascara

NYC lipstick in Blue Rose.

Friday, June 8, 2012

New Orders for the week from Amazon

Holika Holika Pore Clearing Petit BB Cream with Tea Tree Oil and Sebum Control Powder 30ML

I was a bit hesitant to order this at first because I wasn't sure what shade it was but if it comes up being too light it is okay because I only plan to wear it under foundation. It has a lot of attractive features such as the oil controlling and the tea tree oil. I have oily skin and I need something like this. Altogether with shipping it was 10.49, it will probably take me a while to receive this product because the seller is apparently in Korea. I am praying it comes within the next two weeks.

E.l.f. Studio Stipple Brush elf

I needed a brush to apply my foundation, kind of tired of using my fingers. Altogether with shipping it was 7.49

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay & Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic)

So these two products go hand in hand. You are used to mix the ACV with the mask for it to be effective. I was trying to order another Queen Helene mint julep mask because I am all out but I came across the indian healing clay mask and I have read a lot of people rave about how good it is so I decided to give it a try. Apparently it is like the Queen Helene mask but it is much better. My skin has been acting crazy this week,  have broken out all over the left side of my face and I need help.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

New Orders

As always I just keep on buying (somebody stop me!). Anyways purchased them from two sellers in China. They were marked shipped and I expect them to arrive in 2-3 weeks. I am so anxious I keep checking the tracking #. With shipping everything came out to 99 dollars. I am kind of scared about how the blue dress will look since I am shapeless but we will see.

 Here are the links if anyone is interested.

Floral dress (at the bottom):
Blue Peplum dress:
Pink Blazer:

Friday, June 1, 2012


As of a week ago. Missing a few because they are up at my apartment at school.

Recent Pics of Me

Sidenote: I repurchased Bree again but in 1b/30! I decided to take a risk and get a different color other than just regular black. I don't know if you can see it in the pics but it looks great.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Curl Formers

Tonight I was browsing through the store of the seller I purchased the blush palette from on ebay and I came across these curl formers. At first I was confused about how it worked so I rushed off to youtube and looked for a tutorial and found a few. Looked very simple and easy. All in all i payed 5 something for this 18 piece set. I can't wait for it to arrive.


Friday, May 25, 2012

New Blush Set

Today for the first time I purchased blush. I have always been kind of apprehensive about blush because I thought since I was darker skinned there was no point of it but I changed my mind after looking at pictures of black models and celebrities wearing blush (and looking damn great I must add).

 I decided to purchase a palette from ebay. It is from a seller in China so It will arrive in about two weeks. It was inexpensive too $9.83 (this is including shipping). I have ordered from this seller before and had no issues so I am expecting the same results this time around. If you are interested here is the link :