Dreads by Nicole!

Creative or what?

Saw these in the kitchen when I got home from the big city… my first thought was, “this should be interesting”. My daughter Nicole has always been very creative with her hair doo’s.  Here, she has her newly cleaned and groomed dreads.  It’s quite the task to get them to this point.  She orders them online and they come packaged in lil tiny bags.  She takes them out of the lil bags, washes them in a rolling soapy method, drys them for a few days and adds some decorative art work to them.  In the end, they always come out different.   Anyway, this was her project last week and can’t wait to see what they will look like on.  If you want to see the end result, all you have to do is “like” this post.


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CCosmetic Chaos Give Away!

Her Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Palette Give Away…

Looking for a give away to enter, check out CCosmetic Chaos’s YouTube Channel and her blog to enter.  Fabulous prizes to be won:

  
– Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Eyeshadow Palette

  • Benefit’s Real Cheeky Blush Palette

Check out her YouTube channel for giveaway details and even better, SUBSCRIBE to her channel, she’s amazingly fabulous. Good luck everyone…👍🏽

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Sephora’s VIB Sale!

OMG! Already?

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The following is my list of products that I will be picking up during this years VIB Sale:

Tarteist Clay Paint Liner

Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick

BOBBI BROWN’S Sequin Eye Shadow

BURBERRY’S Complete Eye Palette Mocha #2

BURBERRY’S Complete Eye Palette in Pink Taupe #07

YVES SAINT LAURENT – Black Opium

MURAD Skin Smoothing Polish

I think this will be enough for now, I will report back to let you all know what I managed to pick up during this sale.  I would love to pick up more but I better try and restrain myself a wee bit.  What about you guys, what do you plan and purchasing, let me know in the comments below, I would really appreciate it.  Bye for now, happy shopping.

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Baking & Cooking?

Check out Bunny Meyer’s attempt at Baking/Cooking:

I started following Bunny Meyer, AKA “GRAV3YARDGIRL“, a couple of years ago.  She has a very intense and very infectious silly bright personality.  Today, as I check out my YouTube Subscriber list, I decide to check out her video on the Baking and Cooking technique. I, personally, do not perform this method as it is a little to much extra product for my mature skin.  This method, is used to basically to set makeup and also to brighten highlighted or contoured areas.  It is interesting to see the wave of interest among the YouTube Guru community when a “New” technique or product hits the stands, so to speak.  Then more amazing, how the viewers need to have that product or try the technique.  Love the phase, “Everyone and their Grandma” is using or trying….!  Anyway back to Baking and Cooking…while watching one of Wayne Goss’s videos, I recall him mentioning that the Baking/Cooking technique originated with the Drag Queen’s community as part of their makeup transformation to enhance their masculine features to a more feminine look.  Make’s sense, so why is is this method being used so regularly within the average everyday Makeup Guru routine?  Because they can, I guess..I don’t know.  More personal preference, i’m sure.

Some perform the baking/cooking technique quite easily, while other’s, like Bunny, are having fun with it.  In her video of October 23rd, 2015, she takes on this technique as part of her “Pinter Test Challenge”.  She proves that we don’t all have to be makeup experts to apply makeup but to just have fun your way.  Good Job Bunny!

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April Empties!

Some Amazing Products and Some Not so Amazing

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My last empties blog post was on March 18th and since then I have used up quiet a few products.  Some I absolutely loved and will definitely be repurchasing and others I did care for and will not be repurchase.  I am going to list these products in no particular order and write why I liked or disliked each product.

1.  Gucci Guilty Perfume:  This is my 3rd bottle and will definitely be repurchasing.  This fragrance is simply empowering and I only seem to wear it when I know that that day is going to be fabulous and wearing this perfume will ensure that I get everything done with perfection.  I don’t know how to describe this scent but to say it has a floral sweet scent.  It’s awesome and I love it.

2.  Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume:  Another great fragrance. This is my second bottle and will be repurchasing for is delicate lady like scent.  It’s one of those perfumes that I wear almost everyday because of it’s soft floral scent that stays with me all day.  Absolutely yummy.  img_0079.jpg

3.  Tarte’s Pure Maracuja Oil:  I can’t believe this is my third bottle since last Fall 2014.  I purchased it to prepare my skin for the upcoming Winter season when my skin becomes more drier and needs help from the brutal Winters here in northern Alberta.  It gave my skin the extra moisture it needed and will continue to use until the warmer spring/summer months set in.  Highly recommend. tarte mar oil

4.  Colleen Rothschild’s Radiant Cleansing Balm:  I watched Nicole Guerriero’s April Beauty Favorites 2014 video where she talked about her favs for the month and when she talked about the Radiant Cleansing Balm I was intrigued and thought I need this cleansing balm in my life.  Shortly after watching this video I purchased three products from the Colleen Rothschild website: Moisturizing Cream, Night Cream and the Cleansing Balm.  I am still working on my Moisture Cream which I use sparingly as these products were pricey.  I just used the last bit of my cleansing balm last night and it lasted me almost a year, a little went a long way.  It literally MELTED my makeup off and left my skin feeling smooth and fully cleansed.  This product will be making into my 2015 favorites.  I will also be repurchasing very soon.  Colleen Rothschild

5. NARS Eyeshadow Base:  I have been using this product steady for the past month and not because I liked using it but because I was trying to use it up.  I have oily eyelids and I heard other people saying that this product helped their eyeshadow stay on longer without creasing.  Well it did not help me at all, maybe for a few hours.  Anyway, I used it up and will not be repurchasing.  I will stick with my UD eyelid anti aging primer.

6.    Loreal Voluminous Manga Blackest Black Mascara:  The brush applied the mascara evenly to my lashes and after a couple layers gave my lashes some nice volume and color.  Not so much lengthening but was good.  I like to use different mascaras and I don’t remain loyal to any particular brand.  Why? Mainly because their are so many mascaras out on the market and enjoy testing them out.  I stay away from the high end as the drugstore brands are just as good if not better.

7.  dr. Brandt’s Do Not Age Samples:  I received the Neck Firm Cream and the Triple Peptide Eye Cream as a Sephora sample a few months ago and found that I liked the results.  However, I like my current routine and will not be looking to purchase these products any time soon.  DNA

8.  Moroccan Oil Treatment:  I like using this product on the ends of my hair to keep it from drying out.  It keeps my hair nice and health and gives if a nice sheen throughout the day.  I will continue to purchase.

9.  Benefits’s Porefessional:  This was a small sample size I picked up while waiting in the Sephora checkout line.  I have since purchased a full size and love the way it smooth’s over my pores and hides them nicely.  Awesome product, recommend.

10.  Maybelline’s Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealor:  I am on my 4th tube and will continue to repurchase.  This is my favorite drug store concealor and my shade is light medium.  I love the twist up mechanism and the small brush applicator.

Well that wraps up this months empties, hope you enjoy one or two of these products and would love to hear your thoughts on any one of these products.

ColourPop?

What was I thinking?

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I’m not sure I knew what I was getting myself into when I went onto the Colourpop website and start snooping around.  I mean, where is all my self-control when it comes to just looking around a colorful website?  I knew I was in trouble when I clicked on this cute little quad called “Rebound”.  What sold me was the matte colors, gorgeous right?

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  I received my Colourpop order in the mail a couple of weeks ago and I have been preoccupied with everyday life to even give them a second thought or even give them a swatch.  I have not worn them yet, I like the shades and I like the weird texture.  Not used to my eyeshadows having this spongy type feel to them but “meehh”, I might as well check them out.

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Well I just wanted to come on my blog and post my pretties and see what you all think of them.  I will definitely give these darlings a whirl tomorrow!  Anyone out there enjoying them or really dislike them.. let me know in the comment section.  To each their own.

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Until next time, think positive and positive will always be around!
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NARSissist DUAL INTENSITY EYESHADOW PALETTE

Can we all just take a deep breath and appreciate this AMAZING PALETTE!

Nars Dual Cover

I literally had to force myself to stop reaching for this shiny amazing, all I ever need palette.  Seriously, I have some issues.   Dang, I enjoy using this palette and the one single shadow I bought because I thought that these 8 were not enough, said the woman with a million palettes.
 I just LOVE this palette!  There!  I feel much better.
At first, when I purchased it, I thought, “what the heck am I going to do with these shade colors”? But I didn’t care, I just kept on going down the road of no return.  I began to swatch each one very carefully and then I would examine it.  Holding my swatched arm in dim light, bright lights, sun light and I thought, huh! not bad.
IMG_0618Then the unthinkable happened, I was reaching for my makeup brushes and it’s like I was possessed by the makeup gods, my hands moving with such finesse, swirling and swiping.  It was over in a few minutes.  I sat there stunned looking at the image in the mirror, who was this Goddess staring back at me?  I started to examine the colors and my work and I thought, I LOVE THIS PALETTE!  That was maybe 2 months ago and I am hooked.  So, my words to you are,   I highly recommend this palette to anyone out there that is flirting with the idea of wanting to change things up and wanting a palette that would give you great color and is easy to use.  I  am in no way a makeup artist or pro, I have learned from trial and error, and this palette is phenomenal.  I’m sure many of you have tried this palette but for those of you that have not, take it from someone that just loves makeup, it’s a great pallet.

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Until next time, stay stunning!

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