January 30, 2009

Valentine's Day...

As most of you know...
I do makeup tutorials on my YouTube channel...

So, Valentine's Day is swiftly approaching and I wanted to create a look that I would wear on Valentines...
Contrary to my usual overly colorful approach...
I decided to go a little more classic for my V-Day look....

So here it is....
Just a very neutral...yet enticing... matte brown eye.... with juicy red lips...
it's verging on pin-up...well almost...


and a shopped one....
for fun...

Oh, and check out my friends blog...
Click!
He's all smart and informative and whatnot....
He touches on a plethora of topics, so you will always be surprised...


January 26, 2009

Ok...

So this post is going to be all over the place...
But you can expect a blurb about:
-my hair
-makeup
-cost of textbooks
-and maybe something else?


  • So, let's start with my hair....

I decided it was a good idea to take my twists out...
Um...Wow!
I have way more new growth than I thought...it's about an inch and a half of curl...

So yeah...Due to my inability to really take care of my hair in this state...or wanting to...
The twists are going to make a comeback, this weekend....

The main reason is that I don't want to fight with my hair...It took me two hours to straighten my hair yesterday...no curls... just straightening...Also since I'm stretching (probably for another 2 or 3 months)...I'm going to have a hard time maintaining the two textures....

So yeah...Here's a picture... that shows it all...

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  • Ok...so now to the makeup...


A couple of things I've done in last couple of weeks...

This is really simple...I wore it when I went out with a couple of friends...I made the eyeliner with some mixing medium and NYX's Moracco eyeshadow single...

I love my mixing medium!

This is an overly dramatic look with really thick eyeliner...I added some white liner for the waterline...I don't usually do this...so I pretty much suck at it..I think I'm going to try to get into using my white eyeliner more often...
and I did this one tonight...
Just trying out some different eyeshadow combinations...

  • And now lets talk about college textbooks...


I freaking hate the bookstore for charging me two arms one leg and and an ovary for these crappy books....

Arg!
I bought 5 books today...it came to 323 dollars!
What? I still have 2 more to buy...
Jesus TAKE the Wheel!

And get this...The book that cost the most was USED!...
USED, I tell you...

I'm so glad this is my last semester of college...

January 25, 2009

The Original Pink Box

You may remember me talking about a pink toolbox not to long ago...
Well...
I still find myself wanting this...
or this...
I could put all my makeup crap in it...


wanna have a look?
The Original Pink Box
what a wonderful thing...

Yes Massa!

This is so cute...

I was reading JaeSpence's blog, and she posted this link to the "Subservient Chicken"...

This is from like forever ago...

but it's still fun....


Click!


He'll do whatever you say....

January 22, 2009

The More You Know...

A couple of friends of mine did this tag/note...

So a couple randoms about me...

1. I've never had a serious relationship (or should I say something I would consider a serious relationship...)

2. Sometimes I really do care even though I say I don't...

3.I'm really nosey...

4.I have really good hearing, even though I pretend I don't...

5.I honestly believe I'm the business...

6.I say "LOL" out loud sometimes...

7.I hate scary movies...only because I'm scared those things happen in real life...

8.I cry at the sad parts in movies...

9. Jesus is always the reason for the season in my book...

10.I want to get married, but I don't really think I'll find someone crazy enough to marry me...

11.I used to lie about everything...

12.I like germs, I think they keep you healthy...

13.I've had 5 best friends in my lifetime so far...

14.I love my friends and hanging out with them... but I also love my time alone...

15.I do little "sexy" dances when I think no one is looking...

16.I really have no clue what I'm doing... but I'm really good at pretending I do...

17. I failed my learner's permit test when I was 16...I never went back...

18. I love plays...I hate to watch them on the T.V. tho...

19.I actually can sing pretty well...

20.Stupid people bother me...

21.I once seriously considered getting a sugar daddy...

22.I love bright colors, and prints...

23.I'm scared...of what...I don't quite know...

24. I've never smoked ever... but I love the way Black -N- Milds smell...

25.I'm really cheap...I get almost everything on sale...

January 21, 2009

Totally Random F.O.T.N.

So I wanted to play in my makeup...

so I asked one of my friends to name 3 colors...

She named Gold, Bronze, and Blue...
Gold as a highlight, bronze on the inner corner (no matter how pink it looks), and shades of blue in the crease and outer 3rd....

Woop..Here it is!




It's pretty random, so I'm not really going to list what's used...

What is Wrong?

Lately, I've been feeling very sexy...
Like more than usual...


I need to chill...
I mean what the hell?
What is causing this?


Do y'all go through stages when you really feel like you're the hottest person to ever live?
And don't give me that I feel like that everyday crap...I'm talking unusual hype-ness over yourself...

January 20, 2009

The End Of an Error...

Beginning of a Era...

YES!

My President!

People still hating.... but it's okay...


I feel like "Poppin' Champagne"





January 18, 2009

Back to School... And I was wondering...

Back to school for my final semester of undergrad!

YES! Graduation is right around the corner!

I'm taking 18 credits, again...plus I have a job, again...

So Yeah...

And I was wondering, for those of you who do visit my YouTube channel, or who like to see my looks on here...

Do you all have any requests for a certain look, or application or whatever...
I'm very open to requests on both looks and topics for my videos...

Just thought I'd throw that out there since...I'm becoming quite boring as far as YouTube goes...

January 12, 2009

I've Been Thinking...

About a friend I used to have-- a lot lately... mostly cause his girlfriend is keeping him from me...I know she be deleting the emails I send to him and what not...

Truth of the matter is...I really don't want your man...never did...If I did... I really could have, would've had him before he ever met you...

I mean I knew him first...
And he was one of my really good friends...

Now she blocking...I knew something was shady when "he" started sending me random behind text messages in the middle of the night... asking what we were to each other....
Should known then, that she wasn't trying have me in his life... It prolly was her from the beginning, I should have known...

I'm trying to figure out if I would be the same way if I was in her place...

Dang, wonder if I'll ever get my friend back....

January 10, 2009

Why I Love Ben! && E.O.T.N.

Nye, That is...

So yesterday I was playing around with my Ben Nye Palette
(which I love!)...
And I was like "hmm, I wonder If I can get all of these colors on my eye"...
Turns out (for now) I can get 8 on top and I put the other four on the bottom!

So yeah...
Before you judge...
I wasn't really going for a super blended look....more like a pretend editorial jazz...

So yeah...
And my stupid lipgloss feathered, which has been happening to me lately...Maybe I need to invest in a better wax pencil for me's lips...
And my eyebrows suck, they hate me lately....
And you can see my lady lip hairs...lol!

quick change


Eyes

Ben Nye Grande Lumiere Palette
L'oreal H.i.P. Cream Liner in Black
Ardell Lashes


and I went to see
"Not Easily Broken"
I really liked this movie, the quality of it really surprised me...
not what I usually expect from black cinema...



and I wore this look...


January 9, 2009

Let's Talk About Men...

So I was watching a video on YouTube a couple of days ago, And the guy was like "There has to be something wrong with me cause I attract..." and he finished that sentence with all these different types of undesirable females....

Well I think that there must also be something wrong with me...cause I attract [generally, they're are a few exceptions]:

I'll include my definitions, so y'all can understand where I'm coming from, all definitions are my own opinion....


Social Deviant Men- this type of man, is constantly on the internet searching for love and friendship...they have very few friends offline and think that the internet is the place for them to be any and everything they want to be...

Weirdos- [e-weirdos] I don't know if its the keyboard or what, but this type of man is just really e-weird...I have no choice but to believe it's not just the net, that this person is just off in real life too...[irl weirdos] You know I like to think that I'm very open minded and I enjoy people who are different... but their are some people who cross that line and essentially come off as a new species...

Old Men-What am I, the old man magnet? (What's my definition of "old"? Um let's see, I'm 22...So let's say 40+... LOL! can't even remember the last time the older man was under 50...Got me looking at him like..."Don't you know my dad? ") I already told you about my issue with the term "Wit'cho fine self" coming from an older man...I know I don't look old at all, and even if I do now, issues with the older men hitting on me is something I can can recall from when I was freshly teenaged...WTFrench! Aren't you married or something?


Afraid Men- Maybe I'm just living in a fantasy world when I think that I'm nice, and inviting, and not that hard to get a long with, But seems as though a lot of people who have "crushes" on me are generally afraid of me... I mean dang... how do you know I'll reject you? Stop telling my friends how much you secretly want me... Cause when they tell me how you feel...I'm still going to pretend like I don't know...cause as far as I'm concerned, I don't... Plus I'm old fashioned... so I won't be approaching you...

Illiterate/Uneducated Men- Ok, I'm not like a super STRAIGHT-A student.., but I would expect that anyone my age would at least be able to pretend as if they had any type of proper education...And speak as such...Now I'm not saying college is a must (even though I think it is)... but I mean the "Yo Ma, You seen the latest L'il Wayne Video" is really not enough to keep me interested...

Controlling Men- LOL! No... Sorry, I'm not the type to be walked all over by some dude with low self-esteem... Now I will submit in some cases... but that whole telling me what to do jazz ain't gonna work... At my age I only really answer to a few people... I think I attract this type cause I'm chunky/plus-sized/fat/whatever you call the large people.... but my self-esteem is higher than most thin chicks... cause I loves me... But anyway... I guess you think I'm going to not like myself enough to put up with you not liking yourself, ahh...No...I'm too old for the foolishness!

Those are the basics of the losers who find me attractive...sad life....

What kind of undesirable people are attracted to you?

January 8, 2009

Shattered, But Not Broken...

I did a I tutorial for this look that I had done awhile back....
I'll post pictures from both occasions...

Today...
looks like I wiped some of the color off the inner corner...



And Last Time...




I think I liked it more the last time...

January 7, 2009

My 6 Favorite Lip Products...

I was tagged by Jenn to do a favorite lip product listing for my YouTube channel , and so it basically just spilled over on to here...


These are a few of favorite things...


these are the only lip products I really use...
click to enlarge

Generally in combination with each other...

So they are...

Wet-n-Wild Glassy Gloss in "Reflection"
Ulta Lipstick in "Spice"
Maybelline Forever Lipcolr in "Cherry"
Maybelline Lipstick in "Wine and Roses"
CoverGirl WetSlicks Lipgloss in "Pink Sequins"
NYX Lipstick in "Chaos"

Ha!
Come to think of it every lipstick and gloss I have on here was either free or under 3 bucks...
With most of them coming in at one dollar...


Thanks Jenn!!!



Finally, I'm Finished!

I started to twist my hair on Sunday....

Based on a couple videos on Youtube, and the fact that my friend did her own....

So, Yeah....

Sunday night I did like one row....Then Monday I finished the back...then on Tuesday I realized I didn't like the size of my twists...So I took all the back ones out and re-did them smaller and less bulky...

I have a big head, and it took like 6 packs of (synthetic)hair [hard to keep track cause the hair was everywhere and I had to throw like a pack away cause it got all knotted somehow, and I know i picked up a half a pack off of the floor]....

So yeah...Here are the results, and i must say I'm pleased because: (a.) I did it myself (b.)The whole thing would have only cost my 10 bucks [compared to the 250 I payed last year to get my hair braided] and c. it doesn't look half bad.....

So YEAH!

Yeah, but obviously they are no Braidshop Twists....They would be way smaller, the parts would be way smaller, but who has time for all of that? It takes two braiders all day to do my hair...so yeah...

Pictures Much?

January 5, 2009

My ULTA Ego...

So...

I went to Ulta on Saturday....
and they had all this leftover Christmas merchandise....for half price...

so I took my fill....

also I got some random things that where on sale...



So I got the Ulta Blockbuster Christmas Gift Set...
Which has 56 eyeshadows, 17 lipglosses, 4 blushes, 3 makeup brushes, 4 sponge applicators, 2 double-ended lip/eye pencils and a empty palette you can fill for specific days and events...

My loves...I swatched most of the colors on my hand/wrist/arm..... and they are great colors....it has an assortment of browns, golds, pinks, purples, blues, and greens....

I also got a 7 piece brush set, some discontinued shadows from Revlon, N.Y.C. brow kit, and CoverGirl Wetslicks Crystals lipgloss in Honey....

January 2, 2009

I Must Admit....Lately I've Been Smoking....[pic heavy]

lol...

Not cigarettes or anything of that sort...
So I've done three smokey looks in the last couple of days...
2 of which are very similar and one that is a bit out of the ordinary for me...
.........................................
So here are the brown smokey eyes...
One from when I was playing in makeup earlier that day and then one from when I actually went out...

The pictures don't really show the smokiness...

Here's the play-time smokey...
And here is the actual outing smokey...

Eyes

L'Oreal Eye Smoker in Noir-smudged all over lid
Mary Kay Duo in Double Espresso(Dark Brown)- lid
Black Radiance Quad in Precious Metals (Brown)-Crease
Urban Decay Sin-Highlight
L'Oreal H.i.P. ColorTruth Eyeliner in Black
Double Extenze Mascara

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And me in full-face makeup....another play-time smokey I did earlier today...
I don't know why...but I'm loving purple all of a sudden...







add some falsies to amp it up!

Face


L'Oreal H.i.P. foundation in Sable
CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Golden Rose
Ben Nye Azalea-Cheeks
Ben Nye Cosmic Violet-Highlight
Ulta Bronzer-Highlight

Eyes

UDPP
L'Oreal H.i.P. ColorTruth Eyeliner in Black-smudged across lid
Sally Girl Shadow single in Onyx-lid, outer 2/3of lower lashiline
Lancome Shadow in Contrast?- crease
Ben Nye Amethyst -Crease
Ben Nye Cosmic Violet-Crease
Urban Decay Sin-Highlight
Ben Nye Cosmic Violet-Inner Corner of Lower Lashline
Ardell Lashes #21

Lips

Cherry Culture Cherry Flavored LipGloss