I Dream of St. Thomas Look

Hey Dolls! I was asked to do a look with one of the NYX palettes from The Caribbean Collection. I choose to use the, “I Dream of St. Thomas e/s palette”. So, I came up with this look, which is a smoky gray eye with a pop of glitter. Now, the glitter is optional * removing glitter is a pain the butt *. I really love the NYX palettes, because of the pigmentation and price. I did a review on them, the link can be found on the bottom. Please feel free to leave any questions, and/or leave a comment. Thanks for taking the time to check out at my blog. Enjoy!


Face:

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in New Orleans
MAC bronzer in Refined Golden
Rock & Republic Pressed Powder in Angora to set face
 Cheeks:
MAC blush in Peaches
MAC’s Blunt for contouring
 Eyes:
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas e/s palette
Light silver * on lid *
Dark gray * in crease *
Pink *bottom lash line *
NYX Candy glitter liner in Passion *bottom lash line *
MAC e/s Carbon *outer v *
MAC eyeliner in Smolder *water line *
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes
Prestige liquid eyeliner in black
ELF eyelashes
 Lips:
MAC lipstick in GaGa 2


Kay
xoxo

Nicki Minaj – GMA Performance

Hey Dolls! The weekend is here, FINALLY! Nicki Minaj recently performed on Good Morning America in front of millions of people. Despite her flashing everyone around the world * it’s just a nipple *, she brought her many personalities, fanatical costumes, and bold makeup to the show. I have to say, I marvel Nicki, because she by no means plays it safe with her costumes or makeup. She tends to always wear bold eyeshadow and/or glitter. So, I was ecstatic to recreate this look. Please feel free to ask any questions, and/or leave a comment. Enjoy!

Face:
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in New Orleans
MAC bronzer in Refined Golden
Rock & Republic Pressed Powder in Angora to set face
 Cheeks:
LaFemme blush in Magenta
MAC’s Blunt for contouring
 Eyes:
MAC e/s Aquadisiac * on lid *
MAC e/s Steamy * on lid*
MAC e/s Brown *in crease *
MAC e/s Purple haze * bottom lash line *
L’Oreal Hip eyeliner in Navy *water line *
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes
Prestige liquid eyeliner in black
ELF eyelashes
 Lips:
Rimmel lipstick in Dizzy
NARS lip lacquer in Baby doll



Kay
xoxo

Evelyn Lozada- Season 3 Reunion

Hey Dolls! Last night the world watched the reunion of Vh1’s Basketball Wives season 3.  I have to admit that all the ladies looked great last night, but Evelyn looked amazing. She rocked a $5000 silver Herve Leger dress from the Spring 2011 collection. Her shoe game is out of this world, somewhere in space lol. She rocked blue Christian Louboutin pumps* delish *. Evelyn’s ensemble wasn’t the only thing that had my attention, but her makeup was flawless. She wore a purple smoky eye with silver on the lid. The remaining of her face *cheeks, lips * was neutral. I knew right of bat; I wanted to mimic this look. I wanted everyone to be able to copy this look w/o breaking bank on high-end makeup. So, I used lower-end products to achieve this look. I had fun doing this look. Please feel free to ask any questions, and/or leave a comment. Enjoy!!!



Face:
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in New Orleans
MAC bronzer in Refined Golden
Rock & Republic Pressed Powder in Angora to set face
 Cheeks:
NYC Sun2Sun powder in Terracotta Tan
MAC’s Blunt for contouring
 Eyes:
NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Pallet in Jazz Night from The Runway Collection
Silver- from the top row *on lid & tear duct *
Purple- from the bottom row *in crease & on bottom lash line *
Brown- in bottom row to blend out edges
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes
Prestige liquid eyeliner in black
NYC eyeliner in black *water line *
NYX’s eyelashes in Fabulous
 Lips:
MAC GaGa 2 lipstick
MAC lipliner in BBQ
NYX lipgloss in Café Latte

Kay
xoxo


NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM


Hey Dolls, Happy Monday! I wanted to do a review on a product I’ve used a little over a month. It’s the NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM ( duh, the title says it lol). I got the color “Addis Ababa”, a blue-base pink. According to NYX, “It’s neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing”. Now, I will agree with NYX on this lip cream being moisturizing and smooth, it’s actually better than MAC. We all know MAC’s matte lipsticks dry out your lips :-/ In addition, before applying the lip cream, be sure to moisture lips. When I used the lip cream, I noticed if you try to reapply after letting it set, your lips appear chapped & cracked. Your best bet is to remove the lip cream, and then reapply it. There are 11 colors available. The lip cream retails at $6, GREAT Price right!?!? I can’t wait to get more colors. Feel free to ask any questions, and/or leave a comment.

Kay
xoxo

Yummy Candy Makeup

Hey Dolls! A friend and I recently exchanged some memories on favorite candies we enjoyed as kids. We both happen to love bubble yum tape gum, corn candy, and pixie straws. So, this look I came up with was inspired by candy. Feel free to ask any questions and/or leave a comment. Enjoy!
Face:
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in New Orleans
MAC bronzer in Refined Golden
Rock & Republic Pressed Powder in Angora to set face
Cheeks:
NYC Sun2Sun bronzing powder in Terracotta Tan
MAC’s Blunt for contouring
Eyes:
MAC e/s Passionate *in crease*
LA Splash glitter pigment in Tampered *on lid *
MAC e/s Brown * above crease *
MAC e/s Ricepaper *brow bone *
MAC e/s Amber Lights * tear duct *
MAC e/s Deep Truth * bottom lash line*
MAC eyeliner in Feline* water line *
MAC Zoom Lash mascara in Zoomblack
Prestige liquid eyeliner
NYX’s eyelashes in Fabulous
Lips:
MAC GaGa 2 lipstick
MAC cremesheen lip-gloss in Looks like Sin
MAC lip liner in BBQ

Kay
xoxo

Naturally Devine Makeup

Hey Dolls! I know majority of the time, I tend to wear bright eyeshadow. I know some of you may be new to makeup, and/or really aren’t into the bright, bold, in your face makeup. I received a request of a more tone-down look, from a subscriber. So, I did a natural look with a pop of color. Since, Fall is right around the corner, this is a great look to rock. Enjoy!
Face:
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in New Orleans
MAC bronzer in Refined Golden
Rock & Republic Pressed Powder in Angora to set face
Cheeks:
MAC blush in Peaches
MAC’s Blunt for contouring
Eyes:
MAC e/s Brown*in crease*
MAC e/s in Woodwinked *on lid *
MAC e/s Amber Lights *brow bone *
MAC e/s Embark * outer v & bottom lash line*
MAC eyeliner in Feline * water line *
MAC Zoom Lash mascara in Zoomblack
Prestige liquid eyeliner
Lips:
MAC’s lipstick in Paramount
Feel free to ask any questions, and/or leave a comment.
Kay
xoxo

Berry Beautiful Makeup

Hey Dolls! Long time, no see. I’ve been crazy busy with family festivities, and other social events. I truly missed you dolls, and I hope all is well. Here’s another makeup look, inspired by all the berry family *strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc *, I divulge in daily. Enjoy!
 Face:
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in New Orleans
MAC bronzer in Refined Golden
Rock & Republic Pressed Powder in Angora to set face
Cheeks:
LaFemme Blush in Orange
MAC’s Blunt for contouring
Eyes:
MAC e/s Orange *in crease*
L’Oreal pigment in Tenacious *on lid *
MAC e/s Bronze * above crease *
MAC e/s Ricepaper *brow bone *
MAC e/s Jungle Moon * outer v & bottom lash line*
MAC eyeliner in Feline * water line *
MAC Zoom Lash mascara in Zoomblack
Prestige liquid eyeliner
NYX’s eyelashes in Fabulous
Lips:
MAC’s GaGa 2 lipstick
NYX lip gloss in Café Latte




Feel free to ask any questions, and/or leave a comment.
Kay
xoxo

Highlighting


Hey Dolls!  I wanted to do this post on highlighting. Highlighting in makeup terms, is applying makeup where light would normally hit on the face. I usually like to highlight just below my eyes, and a tad bit on my forehead. The reason for doing this is to brighten up the area on the face. There are various products to highlight different areas on the face, you can use a multiple, power, eyeshadow, or an illuminator. It’s definitely up to you and your skin type *oily, dry, or combination skin *. I use Nars South Beach multiple. BTW, Does anyone know a dupe for South Beach? I need something cheaper :-/


What products do you use to highlight?



Kay
xoxo

False Lashes

Hey Dolls!  I had a GREAT weekend. One of my besties came to visit me from NY. I’ve known him for 9 years now, to the point of finishing each other’s sentences. We had lots of fun catching up and partying. Despite socializing this weekend, I wanted to share my way of applying eyelashes. Lashes just add drama for me. I don’t have a favorite brand; I tend to buy them at my local beauty supply store. Naturally, I have short, curly, stubborn lashes. So, adding lashes is a hassle. In order to apply lashes, I suggest having 5 things.     


  • Black eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Tweezers
  •  Lash curler
  • Duo adhesive *or a lash glue of your choice *

I have certain steps to achieve fabulous falsies.

 To start, I like to curl my lashes with a lash curler. Then, I line my eyes with black eyeliner, and apply mascara. Once the mascara is set, I put Duo adhesive onto the false lashes. I normally wait about 15-20 seconds, or once the glue is tacky, before applying to the eye. I apply the lashes with tweezers to get as close to the lash-line as possible. Once in place, I pinch my lashes and the false lashes together with my fingers. Lastly, I line my lash line again, and finish it off with one last coat of mascara. All done!

Kay
xoxo