Wednesday, December 29, 2010



Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Feeling Cute: I got the blues...

My Look today was inspired by blog post from  One of my favorite blogs
Today I did a Blue Smokey Eye & paired it with a pair of darling blue sapphire earrings:
I primed my eye with:
Hardy Candy Eyeshadow Primer

For my base color I used:
Mac Eyeshadow in Carbon as my base color

The I the applied: 
Blue On My Mind Baked Eyeshadow by Milani over the Mac Carbon Eyeshadow
In the corners  of my eye I applied:
the silver color (bottom row 4th from the right) from my 32 piece Elf Palette
In the middle of my lid I applied 
The Bright blue from the same palette (3rd row 1st shade on the right)

Then with my blending brush I took some more of the MAC carbon eyeshadow 
and blended that into my crease

I lined my eyes with:
Black Radiance Gel Liner in Classic Black

(it isn't the best gel liner but it got the job done)

I then completed my look with Black Radiance's New Illusions Lip Gloss in Prismatic Color #3224


Then I used my absolute favorite mascara:
Rimmel of London Glam'Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara in Black

Hope this was helpful :)

My Nails Don't Care...

I have recently fallen in love with nail polish... these gloden glittery beauties make me smile! I used the following: Sally Hansen Double Duty strengthening Base & Top Coat then I applied Sinful Colors nail color in All About You #921. I applies the Sally Hansen first, then three light coats of the All About You did the trick, and then i finished off with another coat of the Sally Hansen.
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Carol's Daughter Review II: Carol's Daughter's (2) My Hair (0)

Well I tried... and I failed ... The results this time where not as bad as the first. I did everything the instructions said, and I am still not impressed.

I am open to suggestions... feedback... anything!

Your Life In The Natural Lane: Introducing... Ms. Crystal N.

First off let me just say this girl IS FABULOUS because she is one of those rare gems that is both beautiful on the inside and out!!! 

How long have you been natural?
I have been natural for about 7 months now (last relaxer was May 8th

What made you want to go natural?
I noticed a major change in the texture and quality of my hair. Also I began to feel dependent on having chemicals in my hair and I didn't like that feeling.  I would look back on pictures and would see what my hair use to look like and after comparing the before and current I didn't like what I saw

 What made you do the Big Chop opposed to Transitioning? (whichever one you did) I decided to do transition because my hair is very thick naturally and so I figured doing the big chop off leaving me with now THICK and NATURAL hair would put me in over my head and scare me out of natural altogether. Also for my transitioning would be easier for me especially as it concerned creating styles and managing and upkeep so it made more sense for me.

What was you initial reaction?
 I am still only 7 months in so I still have some relaxer on the ends but its funny when I see my hair out or done, that being flat iron I realize that my hair looks the same or if not better without even putting a relaxer

What advice would you give someone new to the natural scene, that you wish someone would have told you? 
I kinda knew this but at the same time I didnt... I didn't realize how much you have to maintain natural hair and you should do research on the best products for your "newly birthed" hair. Also you have to become very creative with styles and new looks. 

What is one product you can not live without?
 I havent settled on an exact product as of yet but I do know that I could not go without some sort of conditioner!

Who would you consider to be you natural inspiration?
I can honestly say that my motivation came from two co-workers of mine, one who had been natural for some time now and the other who had only been natural for a shorter period of time (that person being you TIFF!).
(awwwww lil ole me :-) )

Do you have hair regimen, and if you have one, what is it?
 I dont have a regime just yet. I just ensure that with every wash I do a deep conditioner.

Have you changed from this experience?
I can say I pay much more attention to my hair through maintenance and upkeep and i'm learning to be more patient with it, in hopes of seeing the end result.

Do you have any regrets?
My only regret is that I didn't do this a long time ago.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Carol's Daughter Review

Well I tried... and I  This first go round using these product in my hair. My hair had the same BAD effect to the Black Vanilla Shampoo as it did when I used the Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner. My hair was very knotted and was making a weird snapping sound... it wasn't a good thing at all!!!

I will be trying to the Black Vanilla Herbal Shampoo one
 more time. I will be using Khoret Amen Hair Oil & Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie until it's gone.

Not a fan of this Black Vanilla Shampoo...

 I don't see me spending $10 on this for just 2oz, but I did look on the website and here is what they say "The Khoret Amen Hair Oil can also double as a weekly hot oil treatment. Simply apply to clean, damp hair, add a plastic cap and moderate heat. Leave on for 5-15 minutes and rinse for soft, shiny and super manageable strands." 
I went on the Carol's Daughter website for "For deep conditioning, leave on for 5-15 minutes. Add a plastic cap and moderate heat for the most intense results." Upon further review I used this wrong the first time I was suppose to apply this before Shampooing 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Your Life In The Natural Lane: Introducing... Ms. Lameka

First off let me just say I can say, she was reason I started toying with the idea of coloring my natural mane!!! (I am punk and still haven't done

 How long have you been natural?
I have been natural for 2 years

What made you want to go natural?
I always wanted to do it since i was young.  I finally decided i was done with relaxers after i had taken out some braids and saw how damaged my hair was and how thin it had become.  I wanted to have healthier hair without adding the chemicals.

What made you do the Big Chop opposed to Transitioning? (whichever one you did)
I transitioned for about 6 months then i did the big chop.  I was tired of trying to manage the 2 extremely different textures.

What was you initial reaction?
My first reaction was "OMG i dont have any hair".  I was shocked that it was so short but after about an hour or so and some earrings i was in love.  I felt empowered cause i actually went through with it and could start fresh with my hair.

What advice would you give someone new to the natural scene, that you wish someone would have told you?
Honestly, i feel like i was pretty well informed before making my decision. I researched like crazy lol.  There are so many resources to learn about natural hair.  I would say definitely research and you can most likely get any question answered out there on the world wide web.  The other curlies are so helpful :)

What is one product you can not live without?
Shea Butter, my hair loves it and desperately needs it.

Who would you consider to be you natural inspiration?
pictures from the 70's inspire me and Jill Scott (just love her fro)

Do you have hair regimen, and if you have one, what is it?
Lately i have been trying to enforce a regimen which consists of Co-washing with Curlz coconut sublime organic conditioner and i deep condition with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque for about an hour or so. Sometimes i mix some olive oil in there too. When twisting my hair i use a small amount of Deep Treatment Masque and when im done i use Shea Moisture Strengthening Elixir to seal the ends.

Have you changed from this experience?
I believe i have changed to some degree.  With cutting off my relaxed hair, i feel i gained some sort of confidence.  I really did realize i am not my hair. 

Do you have any regrets?
ABSOLUTELY no regrets! i love being natural and i wouldnt change a thing about it. :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

One of my new favorite things!!!! MILANI BAKED EYE SHADOWS

Sooooo was strolling around downtown DC on my lunch break and I randomly enter a CVS, and I came upon a beautiful display of colors and shimmers. To my surprise it was these beauties... Milani Baked eyeshawdows [insert squeals of excitement] I got six, and they were on sale buy one get on half off and a 4 dollar off coupon to top if off :::faints:::! The first one tried out was the marble shade called "Together 4ever". (Yes we will  be together forever... eyeshadow yes we will!) which is a beautiful mix of blue a shade and a redish gold shimmer...sigh "Shimmer how I love thee let me count the ways.."! That same weekend I strolled around some different CVS stores in different parts of DC, and even a Rite Aid, and came up empty handed I was soooooo sad [Que violins and mime... yes... a sad mime]. So yesterday I braved the cold and went to a few more CVS stores downtown (I have roughly ten or more CVS store within walking distance of my job...seriously). To my pure delight I found more[Insert jumping up and clicking heels here] this time solid colors :::faints again:::!!!!!  I am now a proud owner of 12 shades gorgeous shades...well 13 have to take one back because I bought a duplicate shows how much I love them!
***QUICK UPDATE 12/08/10*** Today found two more shades so now I have a total of 14, so I think I have them all!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY I have added them to my original list below along with pictures enjoy!
The shades are broken down into two group
1. Metallic

2. Marbleized
(609)MIX IT UP

Both can be applied wet or dry :) I prefer and recommend applying them wet.


Name: I HEART YOU(602)- This is a reddish dark pink color, more like a beautiful cranberry color.

Name: TEAL THE TRUTH(605)- This is a dark teal, with dark and light teal colors swirled to make this beauty.

Name: PINK TWICE(601)- This is just a pretty pink color(.).

Name: BLUE MY MIND(603)- This dark blue beauty has just a hint on shimmer to more it even more magnificent.

Name: PURRR-FECT PURPLE(604)- The name says it all!This is would be the color you would get if you combined Lilac & Purple=Purrr-fect Purple

Name: DRENCHED IN GOLD(606)- This is a mix of about three different gold shades, with different dark gold shimmers with a dark cream based(I wore this one today :-) )

***UPDATE*** Name:RICH JAVA(607)- This beauty looks just like a shimmery Chocolate YUMMY!!!


Name: FAMOUS DUO(614)- This is a mix of dark grey, red, with a silver shimmer I believe it has a very dark blue/black undertone.

Name: MINGLING(611)- This is a light sky blue, with a silver swirl and shimmer.

Name: MELANGE(608)- This is a black shade, swirled with a gold shimmer.

Name: MEDLEY(610)- Very similar to Melange this too is a rich black shade, swirled with a silver shimmer.

Name: INTERMIX(612)- This is a mix of dark grey, red, with a silver shimmer I believe it has a very dark brown shimmer which makes this POP! 

Name: TOGETHER 4EVER(613)- Beautiful blue a shade with a swirled redish gold shimmer.

***UPDATE*** Name: MIX IT UP(609)- This shadow is very FUN! It has a black base swirled with turquoise and silver shimmer! Beautiful just beautiful....

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