December 31, 2008

Happy NEW Year Y'all!

2008 is on it's way out!

Excited Much?

Anyway...This is a look similar to the look I would do if I were going someplace nice for New Years...

I probably would just go more smokey with it....

Ehh, Whatever! Here We Go!

And the pics do also feature the SAME dress from the other day..
Yep...





Happy New Year!

Slow FACES for the NEW YEAR!


Eyes

UDPP
Mehron AQ Pastel Palette-Purple
Ben Nye Cosmic Violet- Inner 1/3
Milani Wild Violets Quad Purple (Top Right)-Rest of the Lid
Ben Nye Amethyst- Outer 1/3
Hard Candy Disco 2000-Crease
Ben Nye Cosmic Blue-Crease
Hardy Candy Star-Highlight
Hard Candy Butterscotch-Highlight
Highlight Cream from Brow Kit-Highlight
H.i.P. color Truth Liner in Black-lashline
Almay Eyeliner Pencil in Navy-Waterline

Be Responsible
and
Please Be Safe!


oh...
and a tut!

December 29, 2008

I love you Knot! && Random Hair Talk


So I did a "Bantu-knot out"... after I cowashed and deep conditioned my hair...

Basically you twist your hair and then twist it around itself and when you take it out you'll get this curly look...
You can also just wear the knots...


So yeah, here are the results...

Me loves! Now let see how long it stays...


The coils look like this at first...

I used some Blue Magic to separate the coils...


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And lately...
Quite a few people have been asking what I use in my hair and what I do to my hair...

Well, let me see...

Starting with the perm... I get 4 to 6 relaxers a year...for the last couple of years I've been averaging 4... I'm a stretcher and I just found out... One perm per season sounds about right...
My last one was at the end of September...Next one will be on January 10 2009...
I braided it instead so who know when I'll get another perm...

I deep condition my hair all the time...Whenever I wash I deep condition if I can....

I generally only direct heat on my hair once per washing (which is usually once a week)...and when I get a perm I wait 2 weeks to wash...

When using direct heat on my hair, the iron is never on the highest setting...I always put some type of grease/moisturizer in my hair to aid in straightening....I never rely on high heats to straighten...

I've cut down on my use of a brush and fine tooth combs...

The thing I'm learning more and more everyday is to take special care to your ends...Without them being healthy you will not gain the length you may want...They are the oldest and most likely to dehydrate and break off...So take special care to make sure you're not putting too much stress on the ends....Moisture is VITAL!

I drink a lot of water...It's great for your skin, hair, nails, everything!

As far as what I use...
A couple things I swearby would be...

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Perm- I love it cause it moisturizes and doesn't make your hair bone straight...

Sulfur8-yeah it stinks...but my scalp loves this stuff.... plus sulfur makes your hair grow...

Dr. Miracles Hot Gro- stimulates you scalp which is always good, and also has sulfur in it...

So yeah, that's about it...

Everything else I use is pretty random...I do use Blue Magic's Blue, Green and Coconut Greases... I also use castor oil, and random oil moisturizers....I'm not choosey with shampoos and such, so yeah...

I hope that helps!

December 27, 2008

Nice to make your acquaintance[sp]!

So hey...

Yeah...

First I wanna say thanks to all those who follow my little rinky-dink blog...

Then, (if you will) I want you to tell me like 3 things (random or basic, i love random tho) about your self....
Starting with your name and then you can take it away from there...

Here...I'll start...

  • My name is Christa C. Sutton...my first and middle names mean(well thats what the baby name book said, back when i was born) "anointed one making famous"...
  • I've been in college for 9 semesters so far, and I've changed my major once...
  • I just might be the meanest, nice person ever...

;)

December 26, 2008

MySpace...

Boy, you can meet some desperate losers on MySpace....

I mean does the internet just make people extraordinarily weird or something?

Garsh...No wonder I had my notes turned off....

But, Hey if you're on MySpace and would like to add me...

Do So...

http://www.myspace.com/makingfamous

p.s. You like my new banner? It's kinda big, right? But more simple...

December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas Y'all...

This is just a l'il something for my subscribers/followers, Thanks for all the support...

Happy Holidays!


I Am...kinda liking her CD....

"Diva"

Now, I'm not in love with the song....
But the video is kinda hot...
YouTube is deleting things as usual (so I have no video to show you...or do I?*goes to check*)...



but I like the concept of this one... It'll only be up briefly....


"Halo"
Now, I fricking love that song!
And is that Micheal Ealy in the video?
We all know he's been hot since Barbershop...

Anyway, Yeah I was getting a sneak peak...YouTube really sucks sometimes...

December 22, 2008

Ok...

So...I'm making a hair goal...

My hair sits about a quarter of the way down my back now....

So, my goal is that it'll be at least 3/4th of the way down my back by this time next year...

I mean.... I take decent care of my hair now...but I think I'm going to do less heat styling...(especially since I hate blow-drying my hair)....and more wet sets...

I'm going to be trying to keep my hair moisturized and what not....and my scalp healthy...

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I've had quite a few ups and downs with my hair....this year has been an interesting one...

My hair went from this...(March 2008/Bra Strap Length)



To this...(April 2008/Barely Shoulder Length)...my ends broke off...I don't quite know what I did wrong...



And almost back to where it was...(December 2008/ Almost Armpit Length)



Yeah.....

It's healthier than before, tho...

So the way I see it...I'm gonna need a good 8-10 inches to get to my hair goal...
and I'm totally up-ing my sulfur regimen...Last time I did that my hair grew like wild-over-watered grass, in the spring....

Wish me luck?

December 18, 2008

Yes!

So...I wet set my hair....

And this is what it looked like fresh out of the rollers with a slight comb through...
And while I love wearing it big like this....the roots where just too tight for my liking...so I had to straighten them (well my mom actually...)


Before & After
(click to enlarge)


So then....With my hair all flowy and whatnot...I had to/ wanted to play in my makeup....

One eye is based with Mehron AQ and the other with Styli-Style Shadow Base....
Can you guess with is which?


YEA! they look the same....(I am painstakingly aware that the colors are out of season...and I'm still trying to decide whether or not that's something I care about....)






then i glossed them up with some makeup remover...

yeah..I'm fun....lol...




Eyes

Styli-Style Shadow Base (Right Eye)
Mehron AQ Pastel Palette-Pink (Left Eye)
Ben Nye Azalea (Lid)
NYX Africa, Hot Orange (Crease and Above)
Lancome Contrast[?] (Crease)
Ben Nye Sun Yellow(Inner Corner/Lower Lashline/Highlight)
Ben Nye Cosmic Blue(Outer Lashline)
Ben Nye Tangerine(Middle Lashline)
Ben Nye Cosmic Violet(Highlight)
Ben Nye Iced Gold(Highlight)

CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara
Estee Lauder MagnaScopic Mascara

L'Oreal H.i.P Color Truth Eyeliner in Black

Lips

CoverGirl WetSlicks in Pink Sequin

December 16, 2008

Beauties-Factory.com

So yeah...

I have the Ben Nye Palette...which I love!


But now I see this knock off--and I'm tempted to get it...

It's from Beauties-Factory...

I've only seen like two reviews for it and I'm very skeptical... but I still want it!




or maybe just the 12?







Maybe not...
Maybe...


Just a thought...

December 15, 2008

Like Normal People...

So instead of being like normal people and sleeping or chatting on the phone or watching tv...I play in the makeup....

so yeah..here are like the pics....






and I only did one eye!(no foundation or anything... my pure unadulterated face)



Go on with your day..."wit'cho fine selves"

I used

Dark purple AQ-MehronAQ Pastel Palette(Base)
Milani Wild Violets Quad-Bottom Right Purple on Lid, Bottom Left Purple in Inner Corner, Top Right Purple from Crease almost to highlight
Ben Nye Cosmic Blue-Crease
Urban Decay Oil Slick-Crease
Urban Decay Polyester Bride-Highlight

December 14, 2008

Wit'cho fine self...

If another old man says this to me...I swear!

Is it like the only line they know...

"Smile....wit'cho fine self... have a great day...wit'cho fine self.....why you look so mean...wit'cho fine self..."

Surprise me with another line, perhaps....

December 12, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...






So finally it's nice and bright outside so I got to do a Christmas Look...

Here are the pictures....


Face


  • Maybelline Pure H2O Foundation in Caramel Dark #2
  • Maybelline CoverStick in Deeper Beige
  • Hard Candy Bronzer
  • Sinful Colors Blush in Doux Sable

Eyes


  • Styli-Style L3 Shadow Base
  • Ben Nye Chartreuse (Inner 2/3)
  • Ben Nye Jade (Outer 1/3)
  • Ben Nye Aztec Gold (Inner Corner)
  • Maybelline Jade Emerald (Crease)
  • Urban Decay Oil Slick (Crease)
  • Hardy Candy Butterscotch
  • Ben Nye Iced Gold (Highlight)

Lips

  • Sally Hansen Lip Quencher in Clear
  • L'Oreal Glass Shine in Berry Glow



December 11, 2008

In the House...

I just read somewhere that no one watches House, you know that show that comes on FOX...
Well I must admit I love that show...

It has to be the complete over dramatization of the doctor House...He's outrageous and we all know that if he acted like that in real life he most definitely would be fired and sued often... Or could it be that he is the culmination of a man who is lonely, and faith-less, and sad, and all those other things... I love the show, and I kinda think Hugh Laurie is hot...lol...

I remember him in 101 Dalmatians, he played a bad guy...

But there is no doubt in my mind that other people watch/love it too....


Styli-Style L3 Shadow Base Review



So, I've had my Styli-Style L3 Shadow Base for like 3 months now...
And I've come to the conclusion that I love it....

Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Price: $8.50 @ CherryCulture.com
Would I buy again? Yes

What does Styli-Style say about their base?


  • Imparts a luminous glow and sheen to eyes with an opalescent shimmer.
  • Ensure long-wear glamorous colour.

Pros: Very good base, a little sticky and totally clings on to the eyeshadow. Reasonably Priced. No heavy shimmer in the product like other paints and creamy bases (shimmer is barely noticeable).Allows for easy blending of colors. Easily removed with soap and water. A little goes a long way.

Cons:
Very white in color. Sometimes hard to blend out(the product itself, not the shadows). Too much product will result in creasing of eyeshadow. It comes in a screw-top container (Yeah, I know it sounds silly but it would be so much better without the screw-top).

My Experience:
Overall, I love this base. When I first got it I was a little iffy about it because of the white color it has and the consistency of the base in general. After playing around with it for awhile I began to understand the amount needed for minimal to no creasing, and found that this base is best applied with a synthetic brush. This base is good in that it really makes colors pop, even the cheapest of shadows have to bow down to this base. It doesn't dry out your eyelids (like UDPP sometimes does to mine), and it was half the price.

A lot of my more recent looks have this product as a base...

for more info about this base and other Styli-Style products check out

Styli-Style
CherryCulture

December 10, 2008

Yeah...So...

Today...

I was going to make a video....you know doing a Christmas/ Holiday inspired look, right...
and I do my video by natural light...so of course it would rain today...and be all dark and cloudy...

so I was like.."no, that won't stop me".... so I decided to try and do my video in pictures....and it wouldn't capture any of the freaking colors!

ARGH!

So basically I beat my face for no reason today....

but I do have pictures!
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disclaimer: this was so much nicer in person/real life...you could see the golds, and cranberrys, and browns, and everything so much better...
ARGH!
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So here we go...
Pointless Pictures....









and a dark lippie...YEA!




So Yeah...I guess I'll have to try my Christmas/Holiday Looks another day...

Since this one failed to photograph properly...

I think I'm going to do...

Gold and Cranberry and glossy lips
Green Eyes and Plum Lips
Christmas Golds/Bronzes and Dark Lips or Something really glittery...

Face


  • Maybelline CoverStick in Deeper Beige
  • L'Oreal H.i.P Foundation in Sable
  • Hard Candy Bronzer
  • CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Golden Pink


Eyes


  • Styli-Style L3 Shadow Base
  • NYX White Pearl-Lid
  • Ben Nye Aztec Gold-Crease
  • Black Radiance Quad in Perfect Tone(Shimmery Copper Color)-Crease
  • NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Rust Pearl-Crease, Outer 2/3 of Lower Lashline
  • Wet-N-Wild Quad in Sand Castle (Gold Color)- Inner 1/3 of Lower Lashline, Inner Corner of Eye
  • L.A. Splash Shipwreck Copper-Outermost Crease
  • L'Oreal H.i.P. Color Truth Eyeliner in Black
  • Ardell Lashes #21
  • Ulta Ultimate Brows Shade and Shaper Kit

Lips

(Neutral Lips)

  • Ulta Lipstick in Spice
  • Sally Hansen LipInflation in Golden Shimmer Color
  • Sally Hansen Clear Gloss

(Dark Lips)

  • Maybelline Lipstick in Rare Ruby
  • Sally Hansen Clear Gloss

December 9, 2008

So...


Like...
This is my sorry excuse for Makeup Storage...


I definitely need to look into a(nother) Train Case...
I had one... It died...
...well not completely...but it's useless, the clasp broke so it doesn't stay closed...


So Yeah...anyone want to donate a train case to the "Christa has No Place to Put Her MakeUp Foundation" or the C.N.P.P.M.U.F....

Yeah that's dumb...

Any suggestions for nice train cases, or makeup storage?

December 7, 2008

Tag You're IT!

I was tagged by Jenn to do a questions tag...
I have to tag 7 people so I tag...

http://cellersmu.blogspot.com

http://slvrlipsbmhaven.blogspot.com

http://nessasarymakeup.blogspot.com

http://fafinettex3.blogspot.com

http://edotrich.blogspot.com

http://blaquebeautie.blogspot.com

http://groovyblackchick.blogspot.com

.......................
where is your cell phone? on my bed

where is your significant other? don't have one

your hair color? dark dark brown almost black

your mother? home

your father? home

your favorite thing? Right now...It's makeup

your dream last night? i never can fully remember my dreams

your dream/goal? to be unrelentingly happy

the room you're in? bedroom

your hobby? makeup...singing....drawing...painting...youtubing...

your fear? looking back on my life and having lots of regrets

where do you want to be in 6 years? Married, Working, Laughing...

where were you last night? um...I went to the Mall and the Cheesecake Factory

what you're not? easy

one of your wish list items? give me dem dollas

where you grew up? baltimore city

the last thing you did? ate

what are you wearing? t-shirt, pajama pants

your tv? off

your pet? marvin the cat

your computer? on

your mood? good/content

missing someone? neh, not really

your car? I should learn how to drive it would make my life so much easier

something you're not wearing? socks

favorite store? Ross....but only cause I'm like super cheap...

your summer? hot...uneventful....but still good

love someone? yep...lots of people

your favorite color? reddish pink...

when is the last time you laughed? like 10 minutes ago...

last time you cried? it been a couple months at least

are you a b***h? based on todays defintition, sometimes...

favorite position? i don't participate in such adult activities...

favorite past time? shopping/makeup/blogging/youtubing

are you a hater or a lover? lover

are you genuine or fake? genuine

any vices? um...I just mioght be too real/blunt for those faint of heart

pro life or wire hanger? ouch..."wire hanger"... but anyway...I'm pro-choice...

mccain or obama? Mr. President

pro plastic or natural? natural....I mean let it be...

dream job? to do whatever i wanted

Surfing the Net on a Sunday

so...

I'm listening to Triple Black Room by Avant...
and surfing the net...ofcourse...

and I guess I'll post a few things I found interesting...

starting with dresses...
my senior ball/prom is coming up...
gotta find a dress...

i like these...




and this...(especially this)


I'm stoked for Brandy's new album...
Maybe It cam out already?

But whatever....I want it....



and Christmas is coming up....
Which means I'll be making tuts with Christmas colors and what not...

as well as a whole bunch of other stuff...

and here are few random faces from before...