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Atlanta, GA, United States
26 years old - Alabama State alumni - certified pharmacy technician - freelance makeup artist

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Charlotte Russe & Forever 21 Mini Haul

I'm so ready for the fall to get here! The season of the beat. This is the season where it gets cooler, leaves start to fall, and we REALLY get to dress. Boots, blazers, scarves..I love it all. Here are a few items that I picked up.

Friday the 13th Makeup Look

Products Used
Eyes: primed with MAC Studio Finish concealer NW35
Lid: Gold e/s from L'Oreal Hip Duo (in Gilded)
Inner corner and crease: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean and
any black e/s you would like to use
NYX Studio Liquid Eyeliner
Brows: MAC Expresso e/s
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW35
Lashes: Beauty Supply Store lashes (blue&white pack) #79
Lips: OCC liptar in Vintage
MAC Vino lipliner
Face: MAC Prep+Prime Skin Base Visage (primer)
MAC Matchmaster Foundation in 7.5
MAC Natural Skin Finish power
Cheeks: NYX powder blush in Cocoa

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Lil Pop of Lemon

Products Used
Eyes: NYX Eyeshadow primer
Yellow e/s from BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette 1st Gen- lid
MAC Expresso e/s in the crease
NYX Studio Liquid Eyeliner
Brows: MAC Expresso e/s
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW35
Lashes: Beauty Supply Store lashes (blue&white pack) #79
Lips: OCC liptar in Plum
MAC Cork lipliner
MAC Lustreglass in Spring Bean
Face: MAC Prep+Prime Skin Base Visage (primer)
MAC Matchmaster Foundation in 7.5
MAC Natural Skin Finish power
Cheeks: NYX powder blush in Cocoa

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Instagram = The Picture Twitter

Off subject, lately I've been entertaining myself with this Instagram app on my iphone. I don't know how long it's been around but I've just caught on to it.  It's basically another type of social network except it's based around pictures. My kind of website :) It reminds me of twitter in a way because you have followers. People upload pictures onto their profile and edit them. Then you can share them on facebook, twitter, flickr, tumblr, etc. Here are some of the pics I've created on Instagram

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I DO NOT Support Individual Lashes + Removal Tips

I no longer support individual lashes. I have not had a good experience as far as not losing my real eyelashes. This morning I've removed my individual lashes with Ardell Lashfree Remover. (The remover DOES WORK effectively!) The glue that was used Ardelle Lashtite glue. Of course, I knew I was gonna lose some of my real lashes but this is just ridiculous. I LITERALLY do not have anymore real lashes left. I have at least like 7 left on each eye and they are in different places along my eyelids. I've had my individual lashes for atleast 3 weeks. This my second time getting them so I definately should have learned from the first time I got them. In addition of having the lashes glued underneath my eyelid, they were glued on top as well, which gave it a better chance of my real lashes being removed. Don't get me wrong, individual lashes are pretty and it saved me the trouble of getting up every morning and applying strips. I will not be getting individual lashes again but this is just my experience with them. The choice is yours though. Do you want pretty lashes or do you want to save your real lashes?

This is the remover that I used for my individual lashes. This is a very effective product and it does work. Be careful not to get this stuff in your eyes because it will burn and irritate it. 

1.)Hold a wet washcloth underneath your eyelid before applying
2.)Dip a q-tip into the bottle and remove it from the bottle after gathering solution

3.) Gently run the q-tip across the top of your individual lash closest to the top of your eyelid

4.) Keep this up until you notice the false lash starting to loosen (DO NOT PULL IT OFF, let it fall off by itself)

5.) Do the same for the other eyelash.

Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm a CERTIFIED Pharmacy Technician Now

Yallllllllll! I can't explain the feeling that's been going through my body since yesterday! Last time I filled you guys in, I told you I was preparing for my Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE). I can definately say that I procrastinated studying until the beginning of January although I registered for the test early December. I also started attending one of my teacher's tutoring classes for the past 3 weeks. He really had me motivated every time I went. When I went home, I would study even harder. I don't think I've ever studied for something so hard in my life lol. The closer the test date approached, the more nervous I would get. I really did not want to fail this test! I took my test at 8am yesterday. I was the only one that was taking the PTCE. The test was 90 questions and 120 minutes. My heart was pounding when I got to #90 because after you're finished with the test, it automatically tells you if you passed or failed. I was finished with 30 minutes left to check over my answers. I had to take this stupid survey before I found out my results. I speeded through the survey and my results finally became visable and it said I passed! I immediately began praising the Lord! After I left the testing center, I went to visit my old school to tell everyone the good news. My teachers were so proud of me. I had to thank them for getting me prepared for this test. It was nice to talk to the students about the test. Now, that I'm certified I know there are alot of good things to come.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

MAC Haul!

I have been feening for lipcolor lately! I figured it was time for some new lipsticks. I visited my MAC counter this weekend and picked up 2 'surprisingly' because I only wanted one. I purchased Blankety and Ruby Woo. I purchased Rebel like 2 days before NYE but I definately had to include it in this haul. I must say that I am in loooooooove with these colors! They look so good with my complexion. I also purchased MAC's "Cherry" lip pencil to go along with my Ruby Woo lipstick, and two of the Studio Finish SPF35 concealers in NW35 and NW45.

Blankety is a amplied creme that is more on the pinkish nude side. Makes a great nude lipstick for women of color. I wear it with either MAC's "Chestnut" liner or if you want a more nude lipstick look, I would pair it with MAC's "Cork" liner. The lipgloss that I wear on top of it is NYX Megashine lipgloss in "Natural" or MAC's lipglass in "Revealing".
Ruby Woo! Ruby Woo! What can I say? I am in looove with this color! This is my favorite lipstick out of the bunch. It is the perfect red lipstick for women of color...matter of fact for anyone. It is a matte lipstick which means it is really dry when applying to the lips. I would suggest using a lip conditioner or lip balm underneath to make the application more easier. You do not need a lip gloss with this one! It looks great alone. I would also suggest using a lip liner. The lip liner that I purchased with it is MAC's "Cherry". It is a very vibrant red lipliner and it works great with this lipstick being that it is vibrant also.
Rebel is a perfect color for the fall/ winter season! It is a satin finish. I wear it with my MAC "Vino" liner.

These are the two concealers that I purchased.

I usually use Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW47. I use the NW45 Studio Finish SPF 35 concealer under my eyes as a highlight and I use the NW35 Studio Finish SPF35 concealer to define and shape my brows.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Cuzzo's Fabulous 40th Bday Party

There is nothing ordinary about my family. When we do stuff, we do it big and we are known for throwing huge and extravagant events from weddings to birthday parties. We threw my mom a huge 50th birthday party last July and my cousin Demetria threw her 40th birthday party on December 17, 2011. It was a red carpet theme and yes ****three snaps to the left****  it was fabulous. We took pictures on a red carpet, had great food, music, everyone looked good and we danced the night away. Here are some of the official pictures from the party.

The makeup process before the party. Getting my cousin ready for her big night!

The finished look!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Woman With A Future and A Past

Drake ft. Nicki Minaj- Make Me Proud

Rules of a Lady #20 Makeup

Alot of the makeup looks that I do are for artistic purposes but when it comes down to everyday wearable makeup, I make sure that the makeup looks are enhancing who you are. Many of the clients that come to me have never worn makeup so it's great to see how the makeup has made them look even more beautiful. Lord knows I have seen some clown lookin' people. I'm talking about EYEBROWS drawn crazy. Loud, just wrong EYESHADOW, BLUSH just all over the place, wrongly matched FOUNDATION, using black EYELINER as a LIPLINER I mean just crazy. This stuff is just not wearable. It looks crazy lol. Here are some photos coutesy of nowaygirl.com and youmoron.org.

This is what is called....clown makeup. Makeup that is OVERDONE.

There is ABSOLUTELY no reason in hell you should be wearing these out in public. There are natural looking false lashes that could be purchased to achieve full eyelashes

 EYEBROWS! This needs to stops...forreal...huge, unnatural looking eyebrows. And on top of it, filling them in with a BLACK eyeliner pencil NO!

 FOUNDATION! It is VERY important that you find a foundation shade that fits you because if you do not, then you will come off as ashy or just the wrong color all together and it's VERY obvious. RULE #1: DO NOT LET YOUR FRIEND USE YOUR FOUNDATION IF YOU KNOW DARN WELL IT DOESN'T MATCH HER. Her foundation shade is like 4 times lighter than her friend smh.

Twerq a lil Sum

I've discovered this new cosmetic line called Fantastic Faces Cosmetics. It is owned by Stephanie Johnson and she has created her own homemade cosmetics. They feature really bright pigmented shadows and lip products. I was sold when I saw how beautiful her lip jellies looked on other people. The colors were so bright and bold and I'm in love with lip colors. It was a color in particular that I had to purchase. It was called "Twerq". I was like hmmm....now that's a catchy name. It's like a pretty turquoise, teal color. It's very similar to the OCC lip tars but a little thicker and gel like. I used MAC's lip conditioner underneath. The application was really smooth and easy and the color was very visable once applied. They come off very easy when you wash it off so NO STAINING OF THE LIPS and that what I love most about them. I would definately recommend trying these out! They are very affordable. They come in a small size but a little goes along way. They run about $10. You can purchase these lip jellies and other products on her website  http://stephsfantastic.webs.com/apps/webstore/ 
         On my eyes, I used my BH Cosmetics 120 palette (1st ed.). These are individual lashes I am wearing.  For my brows, I used my NYX brow pencil in dark brown and for my face I used MAC's Studio Fix Fluid Foundation NW47 and NW45 concealer as a highlight under my eyes. I used NYX powder blush in Cocoa. I've also been getting alot of comments on how I curled my hair. I used my Gold N Hot flat iron to create the curls and I use 12-18 flexirod hair rollers (11/16" diameter) but any size will do.  Here are some pics:

This is without the flash
These are with the flash. As you see, it transformed into a very pretty light, turquoise-green color

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Yall! I have seriously been neglecting this blog. So much has happened between the last time I posted, which was Halloween, to now. First off, let me say Happy New Year to everyone! Ok so, since the last time I've been on here, I have finished my pharmacy technician program. I finished the 7 month class portion on November 14, 2011 and 4 week externship on December 23, 2011. I got to work at Publix Pharmacy and it was great :) Anywhoo, graduation date is still in progress. It is suppose to be sometime in March. I've worked 3 jobs including the externship which was a 9-5 on the weekdays. On the weekends, I was working at a restaurant as a hostess and I got hired as a makeup artist at a salon close to my house. Talk about crowded! Of course I didn't wanna go into 2011 overworked, so I quick my restaurant job to make room for my pharmacy techician job I was applying for. As of right now, I am studying for my PTCB so I can become a certified pharmacy technician. I take that exam on Jan 19 (well....pending) lol. I haven't really been able to be as focused as I want because we have a dog now! His name is Sabastian. He's my brother's dog and we have been keeping it for him because the dog is way too big for his apartment smh. Bastie is wild! He reminds me of a toddler. He always wants to play and always getting into something. So I spend most of the day telling him NO than actually studying. It's like having kids around the house. Of course, I'm still doing my makeup. I seriously have to update you guys!!! I will be posting those pics on my blog as well as what products I've used. I'm trying to get back into doing video makeup tutorials this year. I'm also gonna start doing hauls and shoes. I'm thinking about starting "strassing" and designing shoes this year. I've found this very interesting. So just be on the lookout on everything and I promise to keep to this blog!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's Been A Year???? WHAT!

I cannot believe it's been a year since I've graduated from college. December 11, 2010, I graduated from Alabama State University with my bachelor's in Science. My major was biology. Words couldn't explain the joy, the emotions I was feeling walking across that stage. I can seriously say that I CAME, I SAW, and I CONQUERED through Jesus Christ. It was not an easy journey at all. Majoring in biology was super hard and I had my share of trials trying to make it through. We seriously had some hard classes lol. I be wanting to slap everybody that says attending a HBCU is easy. YOU TRY MAJORING IN BIOLOGY AND I BET YOU'D CHANGE THAT STATEMENT REAL QUICK. On top of it, I had to deal with a great amount of drama. Once I figured out what I wanted out of life, I let them go real quick and worked hard on my journey to graduation. I was not letting anyone hold me back from getting my degree. For all my college students, put your focus on your studies because at the end of the day, everything else does not even matter. Stay focused on the main reason for why you decided to attend college and that is to get your education. We don't have time to be messing up your financial aid cuz trust me, after 6 months of leaving school, Sallie Mae will be calling. Remember that, lol. But I must say, overall I enjoyed my time at ASU. I enjoyed the events and the friends that I did leave with. I am forever a proud alumni of Alabama State University. #HORNETNATION !

Monday, October 31, 2011

My Halloween

This is the first time I've celebrated Halloween in a long time. My school decided to hold a costume contest. It was so hard to find a costume!!! I didn't know what I wanted to be. I decided to dig deep in the past and be what I've always want to be...a race car driver. I didn't want to be just any kind of race driver. I want to be a bombshell race driver. So I bought this wig that was so long and had alot of curls in it. Kind of like Kim Kardashian's hair and I overdid my makeup. I also had a hat, gloves, driver shades, and my brother's checkered Dickies bookbag to carry my books. Here are the pics!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is one of my favorite months because we celebrate breast cancer awareness. Its such an important cause to me. At school, we held a breast cancer project for all of the programs. When I tell you it was a competition..IT WAS A COMPETITION!  Other programs were taking the contest to the extreme. We were the underdogs of the competition because we were the most talked about and the most hated. (no really likes pharmacy tech because we're the smartest and know how to do math really good) ***flips hairs*** Anywhoo, it was only 3 days left from the judging and we didn't have ANYTHING planned for our class project. So we all got together and plan this breast cancer experience. We had open mic poetry, a fashion show with breast cancer designed clothes, educational aspects, a pink lemonade bar, a movie viewing, and last a flashmob dance. I mean it was OFF THE CHAIN WHEN IT FINALLY CAME TOGETHER. We had practiced continually until the judging day and we put our heart into our project. The morning of the competition, we had some ppl try to mess with our stuff and talk about us. Later that morning, I gathered my class in a circle and we prayed over the project that NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US SHALL PROSPER. What was the outcome? WE WON THE COMPETITION!!!! I mean come on,  I went to Alabama State University where the theatre department rocks. Here's our formula of success creative minds + motivation of the haters = Winners. Here are the pics!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Since I've Been Gone

It's been a good minute since I've updated my blog. There's been alot going on....alot of good things. I'm still in my transitioning state as I said before. I have 2 more weeks left of my pharmacy tech program. I must say that I've enjoyed this program and all of the people I've met and gained friendships with. I really can't believe it's almost over. Graduation is Jan 24th! :) I'm finally employed now! I started working as a hostess at a restaurant. I was also hired as a makeup artist at Beauty Inc. Salon. Next month, I start externing as a pharmacy tech. I'm already claiming that job as mines. It feels like things are finally coming together. I can be so impatient sometimes but I'm willing to wait on what God has for me because I know it's good things. I'm not really thinking about a man at this moment in life. All I can think about is money, purchasing a new car, getting my own place, and starting my professional career. I think once I get settled in life, then maaaaybe I'll let a man in lol. I like where everything is going so far. The only way I see my future is going up. I know one thing. I wanna stay in the favor of God. He has really been blessing me lately and I'm so thankful.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

FOTN Feeling Blue

Products Used
Eyes: BH Cosmetics 120 Palette (1st ed)
Wet N Wild Silent Treatment palette
Black Radiance WaterProof Liquid Eyeliner
Beauty Supply Store false eyelashes (#66)

Lips: MAC Cork lipliner
MAC Pink Friday Lipstick
MAC Up The Amp Lipstick
MAC Spring Bean Lustreglass
Face: MAC StudioFix Fluid NW47
MAC StudioFix Concealer NW45
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Deep Dark

Cheeks: MAC Powder blush in Pinch Me

Brows: Maybelline Define A Line in Expresso
MAC Select Coverup Concealer in NW40