New Year’s Resolutions

In 2011, I RESOLVE TO…

-Stop cussing. I dropped an f-bomb while I was on the phone with my sister (some little ankle-biter jumped out of his father’s car while it was still moving… and slammed the door into my car!). I was totally mortified. Sorry little sis. I’m going to behave more like a lady in the coming year (and the coming decade).

-Make more time to be on time. I am ALWAYS RUSHING SOMEWHERE. I’m one of those people who try to do too much in too little time. My migrane last night was due to downing a glass of cranberry juice in the morning, and forgetting to eat for the rest of the day ’cause I was too busy running around doing errands.

-Get Organized! Why am I always cleaning my brushes at 10 minutes to MIDNIGHT before a gig the next day? SMH. I will do better. There is no reason why I should take over the dining room organizing two makeup kits and about a billion brushes, when I really need to be getting some *damned* sleep. What? It’s not 2011 yet. ONE MORE cuss word for the road!

-Deal with my website madness. My company website is just dated all to be damned, and my makeup website has yet to be completed (I’m looking at YOU little sister! Hmph… this is why you don’t do business with family). I need to dedicate some time to getting my head out of my proverbial ass (one more cuss word! Don’t judge!) and getting my online presence ship-shape.

-Spend less money on makeup. Wait… that’s a lie. I’ll probably spend even more in 2011.

What are your New Years Resolutions? Share ’em with the class!

FOTD: NYE Daytime Smoke

I wanted to flip my makeup looks around today. So for daytime, I went with a shimmery smoky eye:

Can you see straight up my nose? Ewwwww! That’s not a booger (I checked)… it’s the curve of my nostril cavity. Sorry ya’ll. Just pretend it’s not there. Airbrush it out of your mind.
Guerlain Parure Gold (06)
By Terry Touche Veloutee in Cream
Chanel Jouse Contrase Blush in Espiegle
Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte
Dark Grey on lids
Olive Green above crease
Shimmer peach to browbone
Chanel Gris Scintillant Eye Definer
Clinique Gel Liner in True Black
Chanel Intimitable Intense Mascara
Chanel Lip Liner in Peche
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Genie
*This look was ABSOLUTE LUXURY! I wanted to dive into the Chanel Spring 2011 (review coming. I was supposed to do it last night, but I got into a fight with a Migrane and LOST! So I went to bed early. But it’s coming soon… I promise!) collection… I absolutely love it! I think the Guerlain Gold just bumped Estee Lauder out of the top spot for my #1 foundation. Boooooooooo I’m so fickle. I’ll make up my mind by tonight, when I do the ‘Best of 2010’ review!*

Holiday Giveaway: And The Winner Is…


You won the final (and biggest) prize in my Holiday Giveaway:
Dior 5-Design Quint in Navy
Dior 5-Design Quint in Pink
Dior Quint in Endless Shine
Dior Single Shadow in Gold Touch
Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Tentations Cuivree
Guerlain Ors Imperial Shimmer Spray
HABIBI Body Balm in Vanilla & Rose
HABIBI Body Balm in Sugar Cane
Dex Lip Gloss in 5th Avenue
Dex Lip Gloss in Bond Street
MAC Lipstick in Liquid Lurex
Chanel makeup bag (with Chanel samples inside)
Guerlain makeup bag (with Guerlain samples inside)
Sierra, you have 48 hours to send your mailing address to and I’ll mail your goodies right out to you!
If I don’t hear from you in 48 hours, then I have to pick another winner.
Congratulations Again!

Contest Update and Looking Ahead

Hey Guys,

Just an update on the final gift in the Holiday Giveaway. The winner will be selected and announced tomorrow (New Year’s Eve). Perfect start to the New Year (and the new decade)!

Here’s the prize… you guys know the rules.
And after this … don’t worry! There are plenty of giveaways coming in 2011! There are the Cargo Lumieres Palettes, and a little Chanel, a little MAC,  some Guerlain… and that’s just for starters!
I want to take this opportuinty to thank EVERYONE who follows my blog, whether you comment or not. Even if you’re just hanging around to notice me slapping on makeup and taking pictures… I appreciate the support! I really do.

FOTD: Pink Frost

Someone tweeted on a new trend — something about frosty lipstick making a comeback… not sure how I feel about that. I’m not a fan of frosted lipsticks to begin with — not to be confused with shimmer or sparkle lippies, which are typically warm. But frost? Nah uh. Not so hot on full lips… or even thinner lips for that matter.

I say all that to say, that I tried the ‘frosted lip’ trend today, with one of my new Wet n’ Wild alleged lipbalms. Still not sure how I feel about it…

Guerlain Paurue Aqua (Dore 25)
Chanel Soho Story Blush/Highlighter
MAC Paint Pot in Fresco Rose (lashline to brow)
YSL Eyeshadow in Heavenly Beige (lid)
YSL Eyeshadow in Astral Brown (crease)
Stila Smudgestick in Stone (waterline)
Buxom Mascara
Wet n’ Wild Natural Lip Shimmer in #107

Wet n’ Wild Says: SHUT YO MOUTH!

I can’t truly take credit for this. A post by Beauty and the Brown Girl sparked my interest in these alleged tinted balms.

Here’s her review:

They claim to be a natural balm with a hint of color. A HINT? I don’t think so. What they really are, are natural lipsticks. 

Look at this!

Harmless enough, right? Looks like a balm… so you’re thinking… it’s probably going to behave like a balm. And then you swatch them:
 Yeah, I don’t know ANY tinted lip balm that swatches like that. Fresh (Sugar), I’m lookin’ at you.
These little suckers might FEEL like balms on the lips (totally non sticky and moisturizing and even a little minty) but they wear like lipstick. Check it out:






I feel like Wet n’ Wild just flipped everybody off… AGAIN! They did it the first tme with those Iconic Eyeshadow Palettes. These lovelies are $1.99 a pop. They look good on and (more importantly) they FEEL good on. The colors I’ve shown you were all I could find. There are three or four more out in makeup land eluding my grasp at the moment. Not to worry… ya’ll know I am tenacious about this sort of thing…

Get ’em. Get one color, or all of them. At $1.99, how can you possibly go wrong?

FOTD: Black N’ Berries

You’ll just have to trust me on this… it was a LOT darker in person. I wanted something a little goth… not too over the top, but dark enough to make a statement. That’s why I colored my eyebrows in black. This was the result:

Estee Lauder Doublewear Light (5.0)
Chanel Soho Story Blush/Highlighter
MAC Paint Pot in Artifact
Wet n’ Wild Iconic Palette in Lust
(darkest shimmer berry on the lids)
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Bulletproof (brows)
MAC Eyeliner in Smolder
Clinique Gel Liner in Black
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Cognac
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga

FOTD: YSL & Dior Sparkle

I saw a picture of Angelina Jolie with the most AWESOME brown smokey eye and plush lip, and was inspired to do something similar…
I pulled some of my favorites for this look: YSL eyeshadow duo in #1 and Dior 5 Golds Quint:

Guerlain Paurue Extreme (Dore 25)
Sleek Highlight Powder in Medium (top of the cheekbones)
YSL Eyeshadow in Astral Brown (lid)
Lightest Gold from Dior 5-Golds Quint (browbone)
YSL Eyeshadow in Heavenly Beige (inner corner)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (under waterline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero (waterline)
MUFE Lash Fibers
Chanel Intimitable Mascara
MAC Lip Pencil in Mouth Off
NARS Lipstick in Petit Monstre

*You see what happens when you forget to cover the lash fibers with mascara… you end up with white lashes! Note the left eye. Boo!*

Cargo Lumieres: Lavender

I used just the lavender color from the Cargo Lumieres Palette. I boosted the color on my lids with Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream in #19…

Ugh, I need to clean up my eyebrows. Anyway, here’s what I used:
Guerlain Parure Aqua (Dore 25)
Chanel Blush in Rose Temptation
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream (#19)
Cargo Lumieres Palette (Lavender)
MAC Eye Pencil in Smolder
Chanel Intimitable Mascara
Shiseido Lipstick in BE333

A Little More Shopping…

I’ve been eyeing a pair of earrings from ‘The Moptop Mavens’ new company: Frank & Myrrh. Now is the PERFECT time to try them out, because she’s offering HALF OFF her jewelry until the 28th! This is what I want…

The Cairo Ashanti Earrings. 
Aren’t they FABULOUS? And they are SO me… 
At 50% off, who can say no?