September 22, 2009

Evolution: Alicia Keys

I have been a fan of Alicia Keys for a while now. I wasn't an immediate fan, though. I didn't get the whole piano playing, braid wearing, hip-hop thing she had going. But, I she won me over. So, I started paying more attention to her look. One of the things that struck me was how bold her makeup was. This is a time when most everyone was wearing neutral tones of gold and bronze, nude lips and a lot of brown. But, along comes this chick who was wearing purple and teal and bright green. I loved how daring she was and it was a nice contrast to how tomboy-ish she appeared to be. It was interesting. That was the Alicia Keys of 2001. Now we see the Alicia of 2009. She's come a long way. She's softened her entire look. Gone is the edge and roughness to be replaced by softness and grace. Her makeup reflects that. There is a subtly and simplicity that enhances her natural beauty (because she truly is a natural beauty) instead a lot of colors and shapes that made a statement but took away from it.

September 15, 2009

FOTD: Brash & Bold

I originally went to the MAC Pro Store to pick up Violetta lipstick. But, of course once I got in there I started browsing. I made my way over to the displays for the Makeup Art Cosmetics collection and swatched the glitters, the eyeshadows, the lipsticks, the lipglosses and of course the pigments. I ended up walking away with the Photo Realism quad and a sample of Brash & Bold pigment. I couldn't believe I don't own anything like it.  I may go back and get the full jar. It's really pretty and I'd bet it would make a gorgeous lipgloss or blush.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.....on YouTube

One of my dreams is to one day attend Fashion Week in New York. I want to sit along the runway and watch the models sashay down the catwalk, although I hate the way that they walk. I would love to go backstage and check out the makeup and hair. But, I really want to sit back and watch the SHOW. It's going to happen. I'm speaking it into existence.

September 3, 2009

Product Review: Asebella

Alright. It's been a long time coming. This is my review for Asebella. I have mentioned them several times before. To recap, Asebella is a brand new handmade skincare and haircare company based in Indianapolis. As a bonus it's owned by people of color but the brand really is for everyone. I reviewed 3 products:

"Pamper My Curves" Massage Oil

"Pamper My Curves" Body Lotion

Whipped Body Souffle

September 1, 2009

Win up to $250 in free product!

Ok. Asebella is a brand I have mentioned a couple of times before. They are having a new contest to name their upcoming line. Enter! I mean there is nothing better than free products!


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