Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

NOTW: I have Miami on my Mind

April 11, 2010

I re-visited another color I over-wore last summer (2009) which was from OPI’s South Beach Collection.  Purple is my favorite color, and Done Out in Deco, is a beautiful lilac.  I love it against my complexion.  


Do you have a nail polish color you keep re-visiting? If so, which and why?

My uses for MAC Fix+ Spray

April 8, 2010

This post was sparked by a post on Self-Confessions of a Beauty Addict  where she asked her readers what they used MAC’s Fix + Spray for?  This is my response to her.

Description (source):
(Retail: $18 for 3.4 fl oz)
An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!

Fix + is supposed (keyword: supposed)to be used to set your makeup after application. 

I use it for the following:
1. To moisten my skin before applying moisturizer

2. To apply eyeshadow/pigments to decrease fall out

3. I spray it on my brush when I use my brow powder to make the lines more defined and straight.

4. Using e/s as an eyeliner.

5. To wet sponge/brush for foundation application.
 
6.  I spray it on after I apply my makeup for a dewy glow.
 
If you want a good fixer, for a reasonable price, you can try Ben Nye’s Final Seal.  The 2 oz bottle is available at Alcone Co for $7 ($5 at Partywiththis.com); the 8 oz is $17; 16 oz $27

Do you use MAC’s Fix+?  If not, what do you use instead?

Blog Award

April 8, 2010

I was given another blog award – the same one from two different bloggers Fintia and Hanna. A BIG THANK YOU to those ladies.

Rules:
1. Post the logo in your blog post.
2. Pass the award onto 15 fellow bloggers
3. Let the recipients know they’ve received an award by commenting on their blog.
4. Share the love & link to the person who sent you the award.

I am passing this award onto the following bloggers. Check them out!

Danielle
Nikka
TKOMulatta
Eujenya
Jay Anne
Glam Latte
Nicole
Skinny Bitches – in the Making
Fabulous Brown girl
Becky
Joi
Lauren

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway.  It ends May, 3, 2010.  CLICK HERE or check my sidebar.

NOTW – Bright & Perfect for Spring

April 5, 2010

Color: Neon 4 – Cosmic Blue

I purchased this Mattesse Nail Polish from Ricky’s last summer. I actually purchased at least 3 other Neon’s from this collection along with this one. This color looks great on my toes too. Perfect color for brown/tanned/bronzed skin.

Price: The polish was $3.99 (very affordable)

Lasting ability: Lasts a litle over a week no chipping or bubbling.

Where to buy: Ricky’s if there’s one near you or you can order on-line from Perfumania

Don’t forget to enter my Giveaway (CLICK HERE)
I also have one on Youtube

Happy Easter! Blog Roundup

April 3, 2010

Edited by: Iggi

Hello All!! I would like to start by conveying Happy Easter wishes to all from The Glamarazzi!!! Hope the Easter Bunny is nice to you:) Our contribution is a basket full of fabulous beauty, fashion and glamour tips!! Enjoy!!

The Style Aficionado evaluates Spring denim trends

Temple Of Glam has Beauty tips from celeb makeup artist Sam Fine & Lisa Wu Hartwell from “Real Housewives of Atlanta”

Kim Porter teaches you the importance of eyeshadow primers & bases when applying your eyeshadow to keep it lasting all day.

With the summer only 2 months away Her Goody Bag helps you get in shape with Summer 101: Beach Body

Why ProjectDanielle wears her sunglasses (not at night) and you should too.

Make-up/Music/Money/Me reviews goodies from EcoTools

Hot Beauty Health shows you 8 trendy ways to wear neutral colors for Spring!

Vex in the City tests out Shu Uemera’s LE Iconic Discovery Set which includes two of its best selling products.

Obessesion Isn’t Just A Perfume: Give your pores a good Spring cleaning with Alba Deep Sea Facial Mask.

The Glamour Whore
tells which trends in avoid. Just say “NO! NO! NO!”

Entry into NV Beauty’s Bring Your A-Game Contest (Picture Heavy)

April 3, 2010
Nicole over at NV Beauty Blog is hosting a creative contest titled “Bring Your A-Game
This is my entry

This is the picture that inspired this look.  I chose this one because I loved the colors against the background. I tried to incorporate the environment with the outfit.

I used mostly colors from the 120-palette

Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel & Baby Creamy Oil

April 2, 2010
I was invited to attend the Essence an Johnson & Johnson for WEEN event hosted by Mikki Taylor, that took place last week Saturday, March 27, 2010  at the W hotel Union square.  The panel consisted of  Dr. Cheryl Burgess of Black Opal, celebrity MUA’s Derrick Rutledge, and Tia Dantzler,  along with Joelle Lyons.  Sam Fine & Lisa Wu Hartwel (RHOA) was also in attendance, and shared some of their beauty secrets.  
If you check other beauty blogs, you will be able to see what each panelist said during the event.  I was unable to attend, so the person who contacted me sent me what I would have received in my “swag bag” which contained Johnson & Johnson products: (1)baby oil, (2)baby oil gel, and (2)baby creamy oil.  

The world of baby oil gels aren’t new to me at all. In fact, I love them.   I’ve used the Aloe, Chamomile (discontinued), Lavender (discontinued) and  the Cocoa Shae Butter gels.  Throughout the life of my blog, I’ve mentioned using Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel.  I talked about my use of it during the cold winter months in my “Beat Dry, Flaky Skin this Winter” post, and in a post I did last summer (2009) titled, “Tanning Season: Achieving the Perfect Summer Glow.”

I use Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel ($3.29 at Target) for several things besides the obvious, which is keeping my skin soft & moisturized (locks in up to 10-times more moisture).  I’ve used it to take off my eye or lip makeup.  I’ve used it on my cuticles while giving myself an at-home manicure.

As my previous posts stated, J&J baby oil gel is best used immediately after bathing/showering, and when used with a lotion on-top.  Don’t use too much because a little goes a very long way.  This is a great product for people who love baby oil, but don’t like the runny mess it can create.  Since they sent the Baby Creamy Oil, I can use that instead of the regular lotion I was using.

I’ll let you guys know how I liked the Baby Creamy Oil after I’ve tried  it.

Makeover: Neutral Smokey Eye

March 29, 2010

I did a makeover yesterday, which included eyebrow grooming, full face (some contouring), and lash application.  She had a lot of redness on her face that I corrected and concealed.  I think it was due to a mask she did prior to visiting me.  Please, if you know you’re getting your makeup done, do your facials at least a week prior to just in case you have a reaction to the products used during your facial.  She also had dark under eye circles, that I concealed.

Before Pictures:


After correcting & concealing:

Finished Look:


Eyes:
MAC Fluidline BlackTrack
MAC Quite Natural Paint pot
MAC Amber Lights E/S
MAC Embark E/S
NYX Jumbo E/S Pencil in Black Bean
NYX Eyelashes EL 131
MAC Pigment in Shimmertime


Face:
MUFE Camouflage Concealer Palette No 5- Green & Orange Correctors
MUFE HD Invisible Foundation – 173
MUFE HD Microfinishing Powder
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Format Blush

Cheeks:
MAC Dirty Plum Blush
MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blush
MAC Iridescent Loose Powder in Golden Bronze

Lips:
MAC Viva Glam Gaga L/S
MAC Spice L/P
MAC Kumquat L/G

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Weekend Recap: Tribeca Retail Club Fashion Night Out| Afiesha’s Birthday Party

March 28, 2010

On Friday,  March 26th, I went to the Tribeca Retail Club Fashion Night Out at Chacala a Secret Spot.  Several booths were setup, consisting mostly of accessory designers, two clothing booths, and one makeup station (Yagolicious).  The event was free, however, $15 VIP tickets were available for purchase on-line, which entitled you to a goody bag, and open bar.

This event was similar to Shecky’s Nights Out.  I think this was a pretty cool event, and is something that will definitely “pop-off” in the upcoming years.   It’s great for up & coming designers who would like to get the word out about their products.  I just wish there was a larger variety of vendors.    Like I said before, it was mostly jewelry designers.  
I ended up purchased a fly pair of shades from Accessory Remix.  These shades have been worn by people like Teyana Taylor.  They’re pretty cool since you can wear the chain on the shades sans shades.  I can’t wait to take them to the beach!  
Here are more pictures from the event:
The bag…
Yesterday was one of my best friends birthday parties – the one I asked you guys to help me pick an outfit for in this post last week.  It took place at the Gansevoort Hotel’s Rooftop.  It was nice.  All of us who came out looked great! Here are a few pictures from last night.  I ended up wearing the jumpsuit since it was so cold here in New York City.  
Birthday Girl
Me & the birthday girl
Me!
The girls!

The Cake! 
My sister made it.  If you need a cake you can email her. 
She’s on twitter too! Souldelcious


Kim

*IMPORTANT* March of Dimes Walk – Participate & Donate (Please!)

March 25, 2010

A friend of mine signed up for the March of Dimes Walk taking place Sunday, April 25,2010 in memory of their daughter Caitlyn who passed days after being born (she has a surviving twin sister, Cassie). 


Date: April 25, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM (registration) Starts at 9:00 AM
Place: Riverside Boulevard
Riverside Boulevard (at the Boardwalk)
Long Beach, NY 11561
Phone: (516) 496-2100 

The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. 


March of Dimes is an organization dedicated to making people aware of thousands of babies born too soon, too small and often sick. Their team is walking for babies because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That’s why I’m asking you to join them. It’s easy: just click on the link March for Babies If you can’t walk with them, please help by donating to their team. 



Thank you for helping give all babies a healthy start!