Thursday, October 29, 2009

Touching Thursdays : The Power Of The Tongue

Death and life are in the power of the tongue.

We hear it all the time, that the things we say greatly impact our lives and those around us as well....but do we really take heed and understand what this means? I mean, if you were a child with a relative that always told you you would amount to nothing, or that you were worthless and dunce, that might have done 1 of 2 things. 1. Made you eventually believe it, or 2. Gave you the motivation to prove them wrong....Death and Life.

So let's remember this today, and get the courage to always try to be our most positive selves. Speak healthy, positive things over our lives and the lives of those around us....and remember the power of words and the power of the tongue.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

NOTD : Brucci - Jessica's Wedding Bells

I dunno about u gals but when I saw this I immediately thought....CHRISTMAS!!! I was like time to BLINNGGGG! I love seriously looks like foil. It's a true metallic silver and it sometimes looks liquid and other times looks like the chockful of shimmer that it is. I love it!! :)

& with no flash....

Monday, October 26, 2009


Hey my lovely ladies,

How are you??? I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week!!!

I went to the media launch for a TV show I'm working on (makeup). It was a lovely night, we did a lot of Anyway, I thought I'd share some pics!! :)

Eyes - NYX (loose pigment) in Mocha on lid up to crease, with a little NYX pigment in Walnut on the outer V, MAC All that glitters to blend crease out, and MAC Blanc Type under the brows for highlight! :) & HIP creme liner. For the lower lash line:- MAC Vanilla on inner 1/3, then MAC Chartreuse pigment, then Teal Pigment then Grape pigment. Lashes were done with a coat of Lancome's Oscillation Mascara then I used the Hypnose wand to really stretch those babies out!!! This is my favourite thing to do right now. I love that Hypnose brush boi!

Channeling my inner Mariah ;) (via the butterfly sunglasses)

On my lips I wore Milani's Lipstick in Attitude with some L'Oreal Colour Juice lipgloss in Strawberry Smoothie on top!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I was featured in the local paper!!

My new OMG THIS IS GORGEOUS nude gloss!!

Okay.... I was so excited to share this with you my lovelies, but now that I'm looking around online, it seems that you may not be able to find this anywhere as this was a limited edition item. :( It's soooooo the perfect peachy pink with golden shimmer nude. It feels so good on, has a nice peppermint burst and it's just sooo pretty...I haven't like tested it through eating or anything like that but who cares about staying power lol, I love my lipglosses to have a bit of stickiness to it and this does, just a bit though, it's def not as thick as VS beauty rush l/g or Dazzleglass, it's perfect actually!!! Just as long as it's not runny/too slippery on my lips, we can talk business! I personally am not fussy like that, it feels moisturizing too, the website says it has all kinds of goodies in it like retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, ascrobyl palmitate, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, rosa canina fruit extract, avocado fruit extract, mallow extract, sunflower seed extract, matricaria extract and peppermint oil. Thankfully, it also has my fave type of applicator, a brush :) When I first opened it I was like, why does it smell like that, I was actually was like a mix between mint and chemical LOL, I was like okay, let me test it on the back of my hand, the colour was so gorgeous....I put it on my lips right away.....and I fell in love! I then realized the thing had peppermint in, I could feel the cooling sensation on my lips, I think it plumped them up too!! I don't smell it when it's on my lips though, unless I'm like reallllly trying lol.

This is the Almay's Whipped Lipgloss in Shining Bare:

(The dang lipgloss rolled right before the pic hiding the name lol but this was the best pic I had in terms of capturing the shade)

Here it is on my lips. Now my lips are really I could only pray and hope that this actually would show up on me, to my fabulous surprise it did, and I remember having an Almay whipped gloss in the past and I remember not liking you understand this was a risk for me lolol....but being less than US$10 I thought I'd try it, esp since I always have to mix things to get a colour like this. I'M SOOOO GLAD I decided to give this a whirl! I'm in love....about to go scout for backups!

The good thing about this kind of colour in the US/UK is I'm sure it's readily available if this is in fact no longer available....but in Jamaica....THIS is DEF not your everyday trip to the drugstore type of find....nope, for eg. out here, they have every shade in the Revlon Matte lipstick collection EXCEPT Nude Attitude! Good thing I got it on my NY trip!!!! And this is because the distribution company decided not to bring that one in, I guess they think no one would buy it....HELLO!!! some of us Jamaicans actually love Nude lips!! Geez....anyway, have a nice day ladies, it's National Heroes Day here and so I have hubby all to myself today haha ;)
I just love holidays!! :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Touching Thursdays: Do A Random Act of Kindness

Hey lovely people,

I haven't done a "Touching Thursdays" blog post in a while I know, but today while watching Joyce Meyers this stuck out to me. Sometimes when we are feeling at our worst, that's the time we must give, sow a seed of kindless and love...whether it's just to listen to someone's woes, help someone, smile at someone, tell someone you love them, or God loves makes a world of a difference for not only the person but for YOU! Half the time I give of myself, I am the one that ends up feeling super-duper, today, tomorrow...this weekend, do something nice for a random stranger, or for someone you love ;)

In the words of Wendy Williams....I love you for "reading"!!!

My Latest Gathering :) a.k.a HAUL!!

Hey Ladies,

SO....indulge with me in what has been my September/October loves and gatherings :) There were other things too that I didn't include, like my organic Jojoba Oil, a new hair cream and growth oil which I'm loving....I don't post much about my hair so I didn't think I should include but if you wanna know just tell me! Not that I don't love my hair, because I LOVE MY HAIR :) haha and all it's curly goodness!!

The Jojoba Oil I was intrigued to buy after reading Gala Darling's post on it
....rightfully titled "The Elixir of the Gods" haha....she listed the benefits etc. but she had me at "this made me shine less under my makeup". She said after two nights of using this after cleansing, before moisturizing, she went to get tested for foundation at MAC and the artist was like, your skin is beautiful...something she says she never I had to has been two nights, and I CAN SEE A DIFFERENCE....just looking at my skin, the texture is really smooth and soft looking, and it feels amazingly soft....and my face is indeed less oily (as jojoba oil supposedly tricks your skin into thinking it doesn't need to produce as much oil).....I'm in love!!

So let's get to the goodies!!!

From L-R: Avon Pro-to-go in Coral (this is my second purchase i LOVE this), Maybelline Color Sensational in Pink Please, NYX lipstick in Power, L'Oreal Colour Riche lipstick in Tawny, L'oreal Colour Juice (y'all KNOW I LOVEEE this stuff) in Grape Soda and Strawberry Smoothie, NYX lipsticks in Pecan Pie and Paris.
Swatches L-R: Avon Coral, Maybelline Pink Please, NYX Power, Paris and Pecan Pie, L'Oreal Tawny (this is a gorgeous peachy nude!!!!! i love!!!), L'oreal Grape Soda and Strawberry Smoothie colour juice lipglosses

Avon Pro-to-go in Coral (isn't it just sooo super pretty)

Maybelline Pink Please
L'Oreal Tawny lipstick, colour juice glosses in Grape Soda and Strawberry SmoothieOn to the naillllsss.....gosh, I don't think I'll be buying any more nail polishes for now! I am set! lol
And they were soo inexpensive too! Wow! Such a steal...but anyway they are:
L-R (top): Kleancolor: Barbie Pink, Neon Fuchsia, Neon Purple, Neon Yellow; Beauty Treats - Neon Pink, Art Deco - Forest Green, Brucci: Chris's Green Belt, Amelia's Amethyst ( I cannot wait to try that one sooo pretty)
L-R (below): Kleancolor : Covalt (think Lancome's Indigo) Charcoal, Brucci- TJ's Blue Suede Shoes (this is SO gorge) and the Sally Hansen Double Duty Nail Polish :)
This is Chris's Green Belt
The Art Deco Forest Green, this is actually for patterns and stuff, but I had been searching all over for a green like this so I bought it anyway and stuck a regular brush in and voila :) Chipped and had edge wear by the second day though, something which never happens with me so...I guess this doesn't have lasting power for that full on manicure!

I first smelt this last year around this time too in Ulta, I remember thinking how cookie-ish and yummy it smelt but didn't bother to indulge...a couple weeks ago, I smelt this again and it was love! It's like I'm constantly changing, nail polish colours , lip colours and fragrances I wouldn't have worn in the past I'm loving now! For me, it's really strong (which I LOVE) I love it when people can smell me, it's really sweet, vanillery (haha my word) and then it wears down to an exotic oriental woodsy scent, i truly love this!! :) Yummy!!

Someone I will forever love though is Mrs Mariah Carey Cannon ha! I love her! She basically taught me how to sing, I am forever indebted to you MC! I've been playing this LOUDLY ever since I got it...she has made me cry, smile, and for sure SIINNNGGG.....gotta love her!

That's it! :) Hope you enjoyed....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hello Lovelies!!

Hey Lovely Ladies,

It has been a while, I know, but forgive me. I was without the internet for about a week, and when it DID finally come back I got sick....I'm better now though, thank GOD!

After reading about The luck of the UK'ers with the Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Ambre Rose, we on the other side of the world, can finally have our own glorious baby pink lol, I still don't think it's exactly like Ambre Rose (which is gorge!) but it is a beautiful baby pink! It is the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please!
I first heard about this from youtuber - hollyannaeree . She's fab!
I'm a MAC NC42 for reference....

Isn't it FABULOUS!!! This is Pink Please, topped off with my IT lipgloss brand of the moment - L'Oreal's Colour Juice Sheer Lipgloss in Berry Burst and then a little bit of Passion Fruit Pop (Beauty Rush l/g) for that wet look!

I'll post some pics of my latest "gathering" lol a.k.a. haul :)

Hope y'all have been great!!!