Hi lovelies!
My life is the busiest right now….and not in a good way, either so excuse me for bein’ a bit behind on commenting and posting. I do have a little time to get up on 2 topics that my blog sistas Shawnta and Nywele (nap love!) tagged me on.


My Top 10 Must Not Have Items

(1) MAC’s Strobe Cream: A hot pearly mess on this woman of color. And it’s too heavy on the face….AND it’s too much money and you don’t get enough product and I think it is just one unnecessary product (angry much?…hehe).

(2) Revlon eye shadows: Now I’m all for cheap but these colors are hardly pigmented. And the colors look a H.A.M. on….you guessed it—“this” woman of color.

(3) MAC Lipglasses: I know, I know….I purchase them, but the more I think about it, the less I like them. They aren’t any better than other lip products. In fact, I find them to be more drying and they stay on less longer than the cheaper brands. And I’m sure there are hella dupes. I just got “caught” up because it’s MAC. Towards the beginning of my blog, I vowed to never spend that much money on a lip product……ahem, 12 products later…

(4) Pantene Pro-V (in the gold bottle): You’re kidding me right? Sulfate-galore.

(5) NYC Nail polishes. They are super cheap but these bad boys come off in 1.5 days. And don’t even try to wash dishes. Chile please….


Now for the top 5 Beauty Crimes:

(1) I keep my mascara longer than 3 months…..and I don’t care either. Muahahahaaaa.

(2) I purchase products because of a collection but I know good and dern well I will probably never used them (ahem, Fafi Eyes 1).

(3) I let my finger nails get too long. I don’t even take the time to care for them the way that I should.

(4) I hardly wash my hair. Which is okay because I have a thicker texture but seriously….I can go 2-3 months without washing my hair and that’s just not cute. I mean, it doesn’t stink or anything—I’m just too lazy to wash it.

(5) I spend money I don’t have on cosmetics. The biggest crime of them all! I still can’t justify $10 on some eye shadow because that could be gas money, payin’ off a bit of a student loan, a gift for my Mother, shoot….something else “more” important.


Have you done any of these yet? Let me knowwww!! I don’t think I’m going to link anyone because I’m pretty sure most of done this already! I love these random question posts…..helps us get to know each other better. I’m a cornball, sing Kumbyah type yall, so don’t mind me.


Allure’s Beauty Spring Trends, part II comin’ soon so stay tuned!


Peace & sunshine

  • YoungBlackBeauty

    I agree with the lipglass. I just bought my first as you know but it will probably be my last. L’Oreal Hip Lip Shine is the jump off, no lie! And I too spend money I don’t have on clothes I look for excuses to wear. LOL. I know so sad! But Im not knocking NYC nail polish becuase I’ve had nail salon pedicures that last about the same or worse they won’t come off!

  • ohsoshy

    I so agree with you on spending money on makeup I don’t have! Last week I went to return something, and wound up signing up for a seminar (you have to pay $50 for a gift card) that I knew I wasn’t going to be able to attend. I must stop being so weak :(

  • jetera21

    I am guilty of 4 out of 5 Beauty Crimes!!!! I keep mascara until it dries out, I purchased MAC’s N collection and I have no idea how to use it, I go weeks without washing my hair, itching or not, and finally I will spend the little money I have on an eyeshadow or a really good makeup brush. It’s nice to know I’m not the only person who commits these crimes! :)

  • yummy411

    hey brit! lol you are so funny. okay. i’m against the lipglass one… while loreal HiP gloss in the tube is about the same, i’m mad it only costs like $3 less!!

    the crimes… i used to keep mascara longer than three months (if used daily) but now i see why it needs to go. it dries out and flakes and irritates me to death. the other ones that i hardly use have been around for quite some time. i do an annual check or so, but that’s really only to see if it’s dried up.

    i got tagged too, so I will be posting soon =) thanks for sharing

    oh btw.. i love the picture break!! hahahaha! don’t you just feel it necessary? I hate doing a post without a pic LOL

  • nywele

    I enjoyed reading your post. I used to have MAC strobe cream: I don’t have anything to say bad but you’re right, it is not a must have items. It’s been 2 years since
    I stop wearing MAC Lipglasses. I am transitioning from lipglosses to lipsticks and for a while the lipglasses were too sticky for me. I prefer the lustreglass texture but still I hate re-applying it all the time. Right now, I am loving slimshines and lustre lipsticks.

    In regards to the beauty crimes, I also keep my mascara longer than 3 months and for a long time, I used to buy a product because it is limited, now if I don’t feel the color, I am not buying it!
    Do you wash your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo?
    I am also guilty of spending money that I don’t have..working on it:)

  • Afrodite

    I keep my mascara for longer than 3 months, lol.

    I feel you on washing the hair. Im lazy and my hair is thick but I try to wash it every other week.

  • Hijabi Apprentice

    I TOTALLY keep mascara longer than 3 months! I’m sorry but if I pay $36 for Lash Fusion or $25 for Dior Show I’m wearing those bad boys until my eyelashes revolt!

  • Nemesis

    wait..you mean 3 months is too long to keep mascara…oh…lol

  • Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net

    Lol. So you’re definitely LOVING that Strobe Cream, eh? You’re too funny girl.

    I’m right there with you sister. Rules Schmules, I hardly play by them and make up my own anyways, lol. And in that case, I don’t listen to when things need to be thrown out. Why can’t they be like fine wine? 😉

  • Virtuous Blue

    *slowly dips out of the room with 1 finger in the air because she is guilty of 98% of those crimes*

    And that is very true about the lipglass observation. The texture isn’t that great & if ya think about it, the majority of them pretty much look the same when applied. These days I tend to lean more towards lusterglass or shades that i’m crazy about but know i’d have a hard time finding a cheaper dupe for.

  • GS

    Thanks for the info on the revlon e/s I was thinking on buying some to try, but now I know, and I know what you say that thing about spending money you don´t have on makeup… been there, oh and I also use my mascara till it´s dry (like nine months or more!!)

  • LBIC

    I can’t wait until this weekend. I love Heatherette and MAC so I’ve been dying to get my hands on something from this collection. Thanks for the review!

  • BeingStill

    I was going to try the Lipglass but after reading your post, I think not, lol. I'm a newbie cosmetics junkie so I don't have much of a stash yet (sounds like I'm talking about drugs, lol) but I can see myself going crazy when it comes to the drugstore brands (Walgreens & CVS sales, helloooo?). At any rate, I found you via one of my twitter followers and I'm glad I did. Great blog!