Monday, July 30, 2012

Fancy Book Review: Murderville by : Ashley & JaQuavis Coleman

This was my 1st time reading material from the couple and it won't be my last. I have however read a few books from Ashley Coleman.  Based off of this book I will go buy all of their previous books (In moderation) and will continue to support their work by purchasing future releases as well. They did an excellent job. This book taught me that you literally cannot judge a book by its cover. I saw it and was like "Huh? This clearly isn’t for me." Even with the title, I was a little leery, but it was free so I gave it a try and I'm glad I did.
After reading the first page, my reluctance to finish the book was still high, but by the end of the first chapter I was hooked; And in tears.  I found this happening several times throughout the book due to the dynamics of relationship between Willow & Ashai..... Ashai & Baron. It was very interesting to see that the undeniable connection between 2 children who met and then separated at a young age, never died. Regardless of circumstance - time - distance - it still existed.
What I took from the book, as the "moral of the story" is:
-whatever is meant to be will be.
-loyalty is everything.
-sometimes we are forced to choose bet what you know and what you feel. The equation:  I over e... Intellect over emotion.
I didn’t bother to read the back of the book initially, but the description is true to its words....
You can tell one of the reasons how they are able to pen such an exquisite love story is because they share that with each other. I get this from their acknowledgements. They're words to each other and to their son really touched me.
As you can see on the cover Murderville is the beginning of a Trilogy and I cannot wait to read Murderville 2 which released 7/24/12! At the very end we are introduced to a new character who I assume we will see in the next book. They don’t display the connection bet the characters - can't wait to see that - I'm sure it'll be an "oooohhh" moment.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend this book to someone who is into Urban Fiction/ Urban Romance. The storyline speaks to multiple readers of Urban Literature; For those who like to view relationships between a couple as well those like "street literature".  It isn’t one of those books that only a female could read. You can definitely pass it along to your boyfriend once you're finished or purchase him his own copy/download. Additionally, it does not fit the "stereotype" of Urban fiction, where "good girl meets drug dealer bad guy,  he ruins her life, the end".  Check it out if you havent already!

Murderville 2 review coming soon!

While I was away.... FoTD & OoTD

Ok so its no secret, I haven't put up any post in about year. Since I pulled a disappearing act from my blog *insert sad smiley here*, I decided I'll occasionally throw up some pics that I might have taken during my absence and the title will always include "While I was away". Those that follow me on twitter and/or instagram might have already viewed some of the pictures but they will be here for those who didnt.

FOTD (What I Used) :
-MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC50
-Inglot Pressed Powder
-Inglot Cream Concealer
-MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
-MAC Quite Natural Paintpot
-Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
- Inglot Eyeshadow (Teal- don’t remember the # )
-MAC Hodgepodge Lipliner
-MAC Lipstick Pink Popcorn

OoTD (What I Wore):
-Forever 21 Top
-H&M Skirt
-Jessica Simpson Shoes
-Asos clutch

Tri-colored glitter nails

What I Used

Nails Prior To Glitter Application & Clean -up.

The end result.

What You’ll need:
  • 3 nail polishes.
  • A glitter polish.
  • A fan nail brush.
  • A piece of  paper.
  • Nail polish remover.
  • A Q-tip.
  • Clear nail polish.

What to do:
  • Drop each color of nail polish on the paper; be sure to keep them close together.
  • Take your fan brush and dip it into the polish.
  • Take the brush and sweep it across your nail. If the color is not intense enough, continue until you reach the desired intensity. Do not worry about the nail polish that may get on your skin. You can clean that up later.  Repeat these steps for all nails.
  • If you’d like to add glitter, put a thick drop of glitter at the tip of the nail, and lightly sweep it halfway down the nail to create a gradient effect.
  • Once you have completed all 10 nails, dip your q-tip in nail polish remover, and use it to clean up the excess nail polish that may have gotten on your fingers.


On last weeks episode of Love & Hip Hop ATL, one of Rasheeda's makeup looks caught my eye. It was simple but it caught my attention. Shortly after the show ended, I sat down at my station and did it on myself. Since I was home and knew I was going to bed right after, I didnt bother to put on any foundation.

What I Used:
-MAC Paint Bamboom
-MAC eyeshadow Mulled Cider
-MAC eyeshadow Flip
-MAC eyeshadow Embark
-Multiple Shadows from BH Cosmetics 88 Palette Matte (Coral/ Orange Mix 9th column Row 5 & 6 - Blue/ Green Mix Column 4 Row 7 & Column 5 Row 8)
-NYX jumbo eyeshadow milk
-e.l.f. Cream eyeliner Midnight
-MUFE Waterproof eyeliner pencil
-NYX lipliner pencil Nude Truffle
-Wet & Wild Lipstick 915B
-Prestige Lasting Moisture Lip Gloss Cozy Plum
-Red cherry lashes 76

Mini Drugstore Haul Swatches Included

Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE Walmart! There isn't one near me so when I went to PA last weekend, I grabbed a few things from the makeup section.

EOTD Pink Glitter Eyes

Products Used :
-NYX Eyeshadow Base Skintone
-MAC Eyeshadow Plum Dressing
-MAC Eyeshadow Fashion Groupie
-MAC Eyeshadow Beauty Marked
-MAC Eyeshadow Sketch
-MAC Eyeshadow Shroom
-LA Splash Eyeshadow Sealer Base
-MUFE Glitter Number 12
-Red Cherry Lashes 110
-Elf Cream Eyeliner Midnight
-Stila Liquid Eyeliner
-NYX Lipliner Nude Truffle
-Inglot Slim Lipstick 65
-MAC Dazzleglass Funtabulous

Inglot pigment swatches

I've received numerous inquires for swatches of the Inglot products that I own. I will try to get this done over time. Here ,I am starting with some of their pigments. The pigments swatches below are dry, without a base.