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Monday, June 20, 2011

Not So Mellow Yellow!!! ft. HauteLuxxor Cosmetics "Nicki" Palette

Hey Ladies & Gents,

It's time to break out those bright and cheery summer looks!!! I have been rocking the neutral eye and bold coral, orange, or pink lip lately, but a subscriber request made me fall in love with BRIGHT COLORS again. I was requested to do a bold yellow eyeshadow look and the Haute Luxxor "Nicki" Palette came right in time! I noticed how vibrant and perfect the yellow shade is! I always have trouble finding a yellow that doesn't make me look too dull or a yellow that packs a lot of punch, but this yellow is a keeper.


Here are the products I used to achieve this yellow look:

EYES:

  • HauteLuxxor "Nicki" Palette (yellow and deep purple shade)
  • Wet 'n Wild Greed Palette (matte beige)
  • Elf Eyelid Primer
  • NYX Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk
  • Elf Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • Wet 'n Wild Eyeliner in Turquoise
  • Maybelline The Falsies in Brownish Black
CHEEKS:
  • Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
  • LaFemme Blush in Cinnabar
LIPS:
  • Milani 3D Glitzy Gloss in Fashion Diva
  • NYX Lip Pencil in Dark Brown
  • L'Oreal Lipstick in Paparazzi Pink

There will be a tutorial up soon, and here are some pictures of the final look!
CLOSE-UP OF EYE LOOK

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Blog Tag! Top 10 Awards :)

Hello Ladies & Gents!


As you can see from the title above, this a blog tag -- my very first one to be exact! I was nominated and tagged by Kikilovesmakeup6 (Kiki's World). I enjoy reading her blog posts, and she is also one of my YouTube sisters whom I adore. If she wouldn't have tagged me, she definitely would be in my top 5! Make sure and check her blog out my clicking this link: Kiki's World . She offers plenty of fun and informative beauty, health, fashion, and wellness posts. 


Here are my top 10 bloggers or those who I constantly find myself gravitating to when catching up on my weekly blog reading! These are not necessarily in a certain order, just in the order of which I thought of them. You can click on their names to go directly to their blog site. Make sure and follow them if you like! Also, feel free to join in on the fun! You don't have to add descriptions of each blog like I did, but you all know I like to be a bit EXTRA! 
  • Crystalis007
    • Crystal consistently blogs and is a self-proclaimed makeup junkie. She has everything from high end to inexpensive beauty. I love the balance she brings to the table, and she also gives back to her followers frequently by hosting tons of giveaways. Very fun personality too! 
  • Nouveau Cheap
    • My bargain holy grail! She has blog posts on everything you can imagine. I virtually read her blog every single day because she constantly posts sale alerts, product dupes, collections and new releases, fun makeup looks, and also giveaways. 
  • AllThingsFabulous101
    • A true essence of the name -- she is truly fabulous. I have been following her for a very long time now and love her style and personality. She is so personable, professional, and drop dead gorgeous! Check her out for amazing styling tips :)
  • TheShells23
    • Great reviews, and she has also has a very fun, bubbly personality. 
  • SongbirdDiva4Life
    • Can we say DIVA?? She is a fellow Nigerian (had to throw that in because my dad is Nigerian, Yoruba to be exact, and my mom Ghanaian ...along with my Irish and English roots lol). But I simply love her elegance and grace. 
  • My Runaway Hiding Place (which happens to be my bestie!)
    • If you love deep thoughts and reality at a different angle, you will love her blogs. Her blogs are definitely heartfelt and make you think...intensively...She plans on writing more soon, so stay tuned!!!
  • iCraiz
    • Beautiful looks...I haven't seen one eyeshadow look that I have not liked yet! 
  • Jay<3Vintage (Jay Loves Vintage)
    • If you love vintage clothing, thrifted items, and love that edgy and classy look, you will enjoy her blog. Her outfits are always so beautifully put together with a unique touch! 
  • Beaute By Amour
    • Another one of my YouTube sisters. She has the most warm personality ever and how can you go wrong with love (amour)? You will truly enjoy her blog as she talks about all types of beauty 411. 
  • Dr.Divah (Sherikaprince)
    • One of my YouTube besties...this divah has got it going on!!! If you don't believe me, check it out for yourself! She just started making her own jewelry --feather earrings, thread, and everything in between. She also does fierce makeup tutorials, inspirational speaking, awesome water marbling on her nails, and the list goes on and on...truly talented! 
  • Shanicexoxo (I know this makes 11, but you know I had to add one extra!)
    • Awesome reviews and giveaways on all of the latest products. I love her fresh face and calming attitude! Check her out! 
PART II
My Top 10 Products
Disclaimer: My Top 10 Products vary from season to season and even month to month. I have a series of products and lines which I adore, but here are my top 10 for now..Enjoy!

  • Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Collection - All four of the six pan palettes, but particularly Greed, Vanity, and Lust. My favorite of the trios would have to be Silent Treatment (obsessed with the brown w/ gold flecks crease color), I Got Good Jeans (love the gold), and I'm feeling Retro (love the iridescent pink).
  • Wet 'n Wild Lipsticks -- both tubes (one in silver tube [Silk Finish], and one in skinny black tube [MegaLast])
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation
  • LaFemme Blushes (Current Favorites: Cinnabar and Framboesia)
  • Elf Eyelid Primer
  • Kiss New York Maxi Shine Lipstick in Pink Blossom
  • MAC Lipglass in Athena's Kiss (from the Wonder Woman Collection)
  • Sinful Colors Nail Polish (Current Fave: Tapping Naiils)
  • Softlips Lipbalm [Organics Line] - Check out my giveaway ending June 20th!
  • Bath and Body Works Products - Currently, I'm loving Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist, Dark Kiss Fragrance Mist, and Santa's Wonderland Eau de Toilette
Hope you enjoyed this tag. Thanks for reading! Please participate if you would like, and let me know if you want to see pictures of anything :)