Product Review|| L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer

 

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Availability & Pricing

Local Hair Supply Store

LaGirlUSA.com

Drugstore.com

$2-5

Amount of Product

0.25 oz

Shade

Fawn

Beautiful Bronze

Dark Cocoa

Pros

Crease Resistant

Evens Skin tone

Covers dark circles & skin imperfections

Great Staying power

Come in an array of shades (18 shades)

Animal cruelty free

Inexpensive

Makes a good contour/highlight

No breakouts

Cons

The applicator

A tad bit hard to get the amount of product you want out

Overall Thoughts:

After watching so many Youtube gurus rave about the La Girl concealer, I gave in and started my hunt for these concealers. I contacted the La Girl Headquarters, so they could direct me to the stores that carry their products. To make a long story short, I drove 25-30 minutes to a local hair store, and was lucky enough to get these 3 concealers in my possession.I love using the concealers for a hight light and contoured look. I get a smooth application, with great coverage. I find using a damp beauty blender gives me an airbrushed, flawless finish. I can honestly say, these concealers are comparable to the MAC Prolong Concealer. I find these concealers work great as an everyday use, and perfect for travel when on the go. I would definitely re-purchase these concealers in more shades, once the hair store restocks. A new staple to my collection!

Kay

xoxo

 

How to De-pot Your Lipsticks

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Hi Dolls! After accumulating so many lipsticks over the years, I decided to make a lipstick palette. In the past, I found it too much of an annoyance to organize my lipsticks and make room for new ones. I tried the lipstick holder, and other containers, but I find de-potting them to be the most efficient method. In the past, I’ve used clear containers from JoAnne’s & Michael’s, but I prefer the MAC palettes, because their durable, sleek, and inexpensive. With that said, this is how I label and depot my lipsticks.

What You Need

Empty palette

Lipsticks of choice

Metal spatula

Lighter

Metal spoon

Candle

Newspaper/Paper towels

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Top Row (L-R): Revlon Mauve it Over, Revlon Pink Pout, Revlon Temptress, Revlon Stormy Pink, Wet n Wild 511B, Rimmel Kate Collection 06 Bottom Row (L-R): Wet n Wild’s Purty Persimmon/Reflect Orange, Black Radiance 5112, L’Oreal The Mystic’s Kiss LD, Black Radiance 5042A, MAC Paramount, NYC’s Mahogany 320.

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Step 1: Place newspaper/paper towels down on desk, light your candle and place down onto the newspaper. This will limit a messy area.

Step 2: Select your lipstick, twist up, and cut the lipstick at the base with the spatula onto the spoon. Scoop the remaining lipstick thats at the bottom of the tube with the spatula.

Step 3: Hold spoon over candle until lipstick is thoroughly melted

Step 4: Pour lipstick into empty palette and let cool

Step 5: Label your lipstick

Then Repeat!

Kay

xoxo

Hello Spring! Fashion Lookbook 2014

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Spring Fashion 2014

Finally, Spring is here and what better time to show you dolls some pieces I currently own, and some I’ll be adding to my wardrobe. My current favorite pieces for Spring include:
Florals
Monochrome
Pastels
White
Neons/Bright Colours
Kay
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Illamasqua Powder Blush in Allure

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Availability & Pricing

Illmasqua.com

Sephora

$26

Amount of Product

0.19 Oz/5.5 g

Shade

Allure

(A dusty rose pink shimmer)

Pros

Very pigmented

Works well into the skin

Looks great on all skin tones

Cons

Lots of fallout

Overall Thoughts:

This is my first Illamasqua makeup purchase, aside from the nail lacquer I purchased months ago. I decided to pick this item up, because I’ve always heard great things about the brand especially their blushes. And since I received a Sephora gift card from my sister for Christmas, it only felt right to purchase some new items. This blush is gorgeous from the blush itself to the packaging:  It has tiny gold sparkles in it, it’s really pigmented, and it gives this flush of healthy glow to the skin. I find that using this blush the best way is with a blush blush and a light hand. I got a lot of fallout when applying it onto the cheeks, but tapping the excess can keep the fallout to a minimal. Overall, I’m happy with the product and I know I’ll get a lot of use of it in the summer.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ILLAMASQUA PRODUCTS?

xoxo

Kay

My Top 10 Favorite Makeup Products of 2013

My Favorite Makeup Products of 2013
1. CoverGirl All Day Flawless 3-IN-1 Foundation– I love this foundation! It last all day, has full coverage, and comes in so many shades, and how can I forget the awesome price tag, $10. Perfect for the night on the town, or if you just want to look flawless.
(Shade: Almond Glow)
2. Clinique Stay Matte/Oil-free foundation-I love wearing this foundation to work. The staying power is incredible, and it doesn’t clog pores, this is my Holy Grail foundation. (Shade: Golden)
3. Nars Radiant creamy Concealer– This concealer works miracles for the under-eye. It conceals, highlights, and last throughout the day without creasing. I hate the price, but I can’t resist this incredible product. (Shade: Amande)
4. Maybelline New York Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer– I don’t use this product as a concealer. I honestly don’t think it conceals much. The product is very opaque, so I use it as a highlighter. Might I add it does a great job highlighting the face. (Shade:Honey)
5. Katy Perry For Eylure Day To Evening Lash ‘Oh Honey’– I love these lashes, they just make the eyes “pop”. I scored a BOGO deal at Ulta, so I racked up. I have already reused these lashes 5 times.
6. Nars Blush– I’m a sucker for Nars’s blushes, but out of the many blushes I own from the brand, I tend to reach for Orgasm. This blush gives a healthy glow to the skin, and last all day. My other favorites are Dolce Vita, Exhibit A, and Seduction.
7. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner– This gel eyeliner works great if you have oily eyelids like myself. It doesn’t run, and last throughout the day, even if you’re a crier.
8. Nars Pressed Powder– I use this powder to set my foundation. It mattifies my face all day without looking cakey. (Shade: Heat).
9. Urban Decay Primer Potion– My favorite go-to eye primer. Helps keep eyeshadow in place with no creasing, and last all day.
10. Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara by Maybelline– If you have short, stubby, curly lashes like myself, then you might want to reach for this product to elongate, and volumize your lashes. It gets the job done.
I would love to know what your top 10 Makeup Products of 2013 are

Happy New Year!

Kay
xoxo

New Year’s Eve Attire

With the fast approach of the New Year, many may have no idea what to wear.So, I put together six different looks to choose from whether your going to the club, a house party, church, or any fun venue. I hope this post may help some, and I want to wish everyone a Happy Prosperous New Year, be safe and Thank you all for the continued support.
P.S. Let me know what your plans are for NYE.
Kay
xoxo

May Drugstore Haul


Every chance I get, when making a visit to my local Target and Walmart, I seem to venture to the cosmetics section, in search of new and repurchased products.  Some of my favorite drugstore brands include: E.L.F, Revlon, Maybelline, NYX, and Wet n Wild. So, I just wanted to share the goodies I got this past weekend with you dolls. If you have a favorite drugstore brand or product, do share 😉

P.S. I tried blogging from my iphone for the first time, so some of the images are a bit grainy, I apologize.

Elf:
Lashes (1714 & 1715)– I love these lashes for a neutral look during the day
Eyeshadow in Teal-This shadow reminds me of Mac’s Electric eel e/c, but it come across as a tad bit lighter, and has a frost finish.
Smudge Brush– Great for packing on eyeshadow. 

Gel Liner in Coffee– This is my “go to” product for my brows.


Sonia Kashuk
Beauty Sponge- This beauty tool creates a flawless airbrush finish, when applying our foundation.
Revlon
ColorStay Concealer in 06 Deep– I use this product under my eyes, my forehead, and chin to achieve a highlight effect.
Eyelash glue– I prefer this lash glue over Duo, it just works for me.
Maybelline
Mascara- A staple product, just check out my review HERE

N.Y.C.
High Definition Liquid Eyeliner- This product is great for winged liner.
Rimmel
Lipstick #90- This lipstick is from the Kate Moss collection. It’s bright and moisturizing on the lips. I will be adding more lipsticks to my collection.

What are some of your favorite drugstore brands?

Kay
xoxo

My Birthday Celebration 2012

Hey Dolls, I hope everyone is well. This past week I celebrated my birthday with close friends and family. I’ve never been one to have large extravagant parties. I would actually prefer to take vacations, or have dinner with loved ones.
But this year, I kicked off my birthday celebration on Friday, at a lounge with my girlfriends (which was a spare of the moment decision) where we sipped wine, and mingled with other socialites. On Saturday, I spent most of my day at the spa getting pampered like a celebrity. I have to admit, the spa day was exhausting, but worth every second. I later ate lunch with some friends, and called it a night.
Sunday was the end of my celebration, as I spent the morning at The Mennello Museum of American Art viewing the talents of many artists, including the talented Earl Cunningham (I do plan on going back in February for the African American Art Exhibition). After visiting the museum, our appetites grew immensely, which lead to lunch at Habibi (a Lebanese restaurant). I was excited to go to the restaurant, since I‘ve never tried it before. At Habibi, we devoured delectable dishes of: chicken shawarma, falafel, tabouli, tabouli, and baba ghanoush. Later on, I was surprised by my bestie with tickets to the Tony Rock show at The Improv. There we laughed till we had tears rolling down our faces.  After the show, we had the opportunity to meet Tony Rock, who is so humbled and nice person all around. In general, I had an amazing weekend, and I thought I’d share it with you all 😉

Headed for cocktails 
Dinner w/ Fam

Headed to the Improv
Me and Comedian Tony Rock

Happy 1st Birthday Beauty Sentinel

Photo credit: Beantownprepster.com
Hey Dolls, I missed you all! I hope everyone had an AMAZING Holiday.  I don’t know where the year went, but it’s about to be a new year.

I guess I’ve been so overwhelmed with life’s obstacles that I forgot my blog turned 1 this month (hides face). I know…..I know….. tisk tisk. I wanted to take the time out to thank those who read my blog, and those who follow me on Twitter & Bloggers. I really appreciate you dolls for taking the time out of your busy schedules to read my beauty blog. In just one year, I met some amazing people that share the same passion as I. I wish I could hug each one of you, THANK YOU AGAIN. Regular postings will start next week. You dolls ROCK!!!!!