Korres10-Color Pencil Kit for only $32? Whoa!

Okay, seriously…I need these eyeliners in my life.

I’m already a mega fan of Korres (I’ve reviewed their mascaras) and I have been hearing nothing but spectacular things about their liners. And these kids are not only 100% natural, infused with jojoba oil and paraben/sulfate-free but you also get TEN full-size pencils for $32. I hope they hold up well on the waterline. But then again, I could also use them on the lower lashline.

Um yeah, I will be running to Sephora.com right now. Cop them quickly, sisters. They can only be found at Sephora for a limited time.

I can’t be the only one lusting after these. Be honest…you want to snag them too, uh?

How to wear hot lips with confidence

Lately I’ve been getting a mess load of emails from ladies who have would love nothing more than to venture outside of bare lips andd boring neutral lip colors to colors with a little more POW. Now I know bright lip colors ain’t for everyone. And I know they aren’t for every occasion but trust me when I tell you a bangin’ lip color can set of an outfit and send you confidence soaring through the roof.

Now I’m ain’t some lip color guru or anything like that but I remember being that female loving lip colors on other women but being terrified to wear it myself. So I’ve taken my former insecurities and your questions and devised a list that I hope will motivate you to rock a hot lip.

Get your pencil and notepad, kiddies.


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Marie Deneen: Lippies and Lotion

Let me introduce you to Marie Deneen; a brand whose motto is Providing Nature’s Goodness With Style. A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to test drive some lippies and lotions from the them. Gotta love a brand that contributes to West African projects and Jamaican education programs, right? Founder Rashida Morgan-Brown not only has a passion for giving back but also likes to include natural ingredients in her products.

Perhaps that’s why Marie Deneen has recently been featured in Essence Magazine and People Magazine. Holla!

Let’s rap on the lippies first. I tried three of the Shea Lips.

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Urban Decay Primer Potion, the remix

I remember when I first discovered the grand ole’ UDPP. It changed the way I did make-up. The true newbie that was me would apply eye shadow and would be beyond frustrated when I noticed how it would crease and disappear within minutes of stepping outside in Florida’s humidity.

And now I don’t know eye shadow without an eye shadow primer. Which, my darlings, is one of the best investments ever for a make-up lovin’ gal. In the 3 years that I’ve been “in” to make-up, I’ve only purchased three. This stuff seriously lasts forever.

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JASON PowerSmile Cinnamon Mint Toothpaste

I know what’ you’re thinking. You’re probably like, “Really B? This is a beauty blog. Who cares about toothpaste?”

Um, you should if you intend on keeping those pearly whites white and healthy. Mama Clumps has been on the natural toothpaste tip for while and it wasn’t until recently when I decided to give it a whirl.

But was it a winner or was my grill too used to traditional toothpastes to keep giving the PowerSmile a try?

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Foundation for Newbies: Cover FX Big Cover Up kit

Now y’all know me. I’m not much of a foundation wear-er. A lot of it has to do with my acne-prone skin and my  crazy belief that foundation will break me out even more. And then there’s the whole “being a woman of color” thing and trying to find the perfect foundation with all of my hyperpigmentation issues. Plus, I live in Florida where we have two seasons–hot and hotter. Wearing a face full of foundation is almost pointless with our humidity.

BUT that does not mean that I will turn down the chance to review foundations as the opportunity presents itself. I was first formally introduced to COVER FX at the Makeup Show NYC back in May of this year. I was sent their Big Cover 3 Step Essentials kit and can’t wait to share it with y’all.

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N.Y.C. New York Color’s super pretty palettes

Brands like N.Y.C. New York Color are reasons why I love drugstore beauty buys. Wait for it…

Yes, I know. Let’s all sigh in admiration together. These darling limited-edition for Fall 2010 palettes are just too cute. The question is, how do they show up on brown skin? And just how much do they cost? We know N.Y.C. New York Color is an affordable brand, but are these kids overpriced?

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