Friday, November 12, 2010

Right or Left?!?!?!?

Hey guys! This weekend I will be working on a friend's makeup for her photo shoot. I was home playing around with some ideas the other night. One of the outfits she sent me a pic of is a black shirt and some light blue denim shorts. Sounds pretty plain right? Well on the shorts is a belt that is soooo cute. It's teal, blue, pink, and, purple yarn intertwined with gold beads. Its hot trust me! So anyway, I did two looks but with the same colors. I used hot pink, purple and gold e/s from my 88 Matte palette (BH cosmetics), and MAC Undercurrent Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner (Which you don't see in the pics because I took it before I was finished). The lip I have in the pic was not related to where I was trying to go with the look. I was just trying to see how I would look with a purple lip LOL prior to starting my eyes, but in case you want to know its MAC's Go For It!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fancy Book Review - MATERIAL GIRL by: Keisha Ervin !!!

Let me start off by saying that Keisha Ervin is one of my FAVORITE urban fiction authors. I have read all of her books starting with her first novel “Me and My Boyfriend”, which is still by far one of my favorite books of all time! I find that her books encompass relatable situations for the every day young woman heightened with some things we may want to experience but do not have the means to. When one hears “urban fiction” I think they instantly think vulgarity, sex, and drugs. While a lot of times that is the case, this author goes beyond that. I notice a pattern of “relationship” related topics. If we have not experienced something that she has written, I can guarantee we know someone who knows someone who has been through it! I read a lot of books mainly from the urban fiction genre but because of the type of person I am (a “sucka for love”), my reading preference is books that deal with the topic. I am going to try to do a review of her latest book entitled “Material Girl” without it doubling as a spoiler, just in case any of you lovely people are interested in picking it up.

In my opinion, Material Girl is a good book. If I had to put it on my list of favorite novels written by Keisha Ervin, it would be number 4. The book is about a young woman by the name of Dylan Monroe and her relationships with her boyfriend, State, the handsome, successful, liar, her mother, Candie, the outrageous man and money chaser, her best friend, Billie, who is brutally honest with everyone else but herself, her cousin Tee Tee, who is just off-the-hook, and Billie’s brother, Angel, who is also handsome and successful like State, but is the opposite in every other way as far as Dylan is concerned. The title of the book definitely describes Dylan, she is a “label-whore”, who purchases more than she necessarily can afford and thinks she has it all because she owns a mass amount of material things. Throughout this novel you will see Dylan loving someone that doesn’t love her back, then she gets a good man but is so stuck on the bad one that she doesn’t recognize it until its too late. I recommend for anyone who loves to a good read about love, hate, lies, betrayal, infidelity, denial, drama, and steamy sex scenesJ .The ending isnt strong but you can tell its a set-up for a part II and I respect the growth of the character so I was satisfied. 

Oh and I just read that we can expect part II to release on July 26, 2011. I already have it added on my Amazon Shopping List because although it wasn’t my favorite, it definitely is a good read that held my attention from beginning to end and I would love to see what happens next!

Ms. Ervin has a website:!here/  or you can follow her on twitter for some updates on her literature @Keishaervin . Here some other novels written by Keisha Ervin:

Me and My Boyfriend

Chyna Black

Mina's Joint

Hold U Down

Finding Forever

Gunz and Roses


Monday, November 8, 2010

RANDOM POST!!!!! Evidence of my boredom!!!!!!

I know we all have those moments where we have some free time and we play in our makeup. Well here is the product of one of my moments! For some reason I have stacks of magazines in my living room and the Hype Hair with Nicki Minaj on the cover was sitting on top of front stack.....

Clearly I look nothing like Nicki Minaj, and she had on more blush and a more pigmented/ vibrant shade of pink lipstick. Although I was playing around in my house, I still had to make it work for me and my skin tone. We can wear whatever color we want, but its about finding the right shade of that color that compliments our skin tone. Nicki and I are one two different spectrum's of the color wheel. This look inspired to me rock bright colors only on my lid the last few times I went out. I have a pic from one night but I didn't take any real pics so I don't want to make it a FOTN, I'll post what I have along with this one!

Mini NYX Haul

Hey everyone, I apologize for being behind on posts. As most of you may know, I was trying to get my graduate school applications in order but I finally submitted them last week so I should be able to get some more posts up. I made this purchase a few weeks ago but I was so busy
I haven't even taken them out of the bag until tonight. So i went into a beauty supply, just to "look" and ended up picking up 6 Jumbo Eye Pencils, 2 Jumbo Lip Pencils, and 2 Mega Shine Lip Glosses. Below you'll find the swatches on NC50 skin.

Jumbo Eye Pencils
From Left to Right:
623A Purple Velvet; 618 Purple; 615 Slate; 624 Cherry; 623 Orange; 625 Strawberry Milk

Jumbo Lip Pencils and Mega Shine Lip Glosses
From Left to Right:
(JLP) 722 Hera; 715 Burgundy; (MSLG) 115 American Queen; 116 Vixen
Jumbo Lip Pencils and Mega Shine Lip Glosses From Left to Right:
(JLP) 722 Hera; 715 Burgundy; (MSLG) 115 American Queen; 116 Vixen

Jumbo Lip Pencil 722 Hera
Jumbo Lip Pencil 715 Burgundy

Mega Shine Lip Gloss 115 American Queen
Mega Shine Lip Gloss 116 Vixen

For reference I swatched a few lipsticks and glosses. Please note I am not labeling them as dupes, more like a "comparison".

From Left to Right:
Ma Violetta lipstick; MAC Rebel lipstick; MC Revenge is Sweet; MAC Magnetique lipglass; NYX American Queen Jumbo Lip Pencil

From Left to Right:
NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil Hera, MAC Violetta lipstick, MAC The Amp Up lipstick, MAC Violetta & The Amp Up lipsticks mixed.

Thanks for reading!! XOXOXO :)