Beauty Bee-haviors: I like it, but I can’t afford it…..

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

I will be the first to tell you…I ain’t rich. Far from it, actually. Very far from it. I mean, faaaar from it.

You get what I’m sayin’, right? I have never felt the need to spend hundreds of dollars on make-up at one time. Not that my wallet would allow me. But that doesn’t stop me from lustin’ like crazy. Most of my lusts come and go but I just can’t shake this one.

That’s right. It’s the Clarisonic Face brush. I’ve been wanting one like mad for quite some time. But I can’t afford it. $200 for a face brush is sooo out of my budget. But I hear it works magic. And with my skin in the condition that it’s in, I would love to make the investment.

But still…$200 is a flight. A student loan payment. Tae Kwon Do lessons (meaning the ones I want to take).

I have yet to justify buying this baby simply because, I can’t afford it.

That’s right. I said it. Ain’t no shame in my game. LOL! It’s your turn…

What beauty product do you
want but just can’t afford?


Beauty Bee-haviors: I can’t stand when______

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

There are some things that annoy me in the beauty world. But I know I’m not the only one. There are a few trends that have made me go “Uh?” And I know I am not the only one.

What beauty trend or look drives you up a wall?

Can I tell you one of mine?

Black eyeliner on the lips

I can not STAND the sight of this. Like, it literally makes me cringe. And yet….it STILL seem to be so prevalent here in Florida. Yes, believe it or not, I once wore black eyeliner on the lips in high school. I’m sure a great deal of us did but if this trend (is it even a trend?) doesn’t die out, I will be forced to walk around with baby wipes and risk getting knocked out to remove the horrid black liner around the lippies of these ladies.

There.

I said it.

You turn. Fill in the blank.

When it comes to beauty: I can’t stand when _________.

Beauty Bee-haviors: Can’t leave home without it

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.
What product do you feel like you
HAVE to wear before leaving the house?

I have a friend of mine who literally wears a full face of make-up just to go to the grocery store. Pass me my black eye liner and some gloss and I can do anywhere. I just feel as if I look dead without the liner. So that is definitely a must have for me.

What about you?

Beauty Bee-haviors: MAC Style Warrior collection

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

This time last year I was still obsessed with MAC Cosmetics. I would run to the store the minute collections were released. I would save all of my pennies to buy products just for packaging-sake. I have been showing love to other make-up brands in the past year or so MAC doesn’t get so much of my attention. But this new Style Warrior collection is absolutely beautiful!

Have you seen it?


Giiirl, I just want to grab every bit of it. But I haven’t yet. I’ve depleted my funds for the month AND I have similar colors, but I can’t deny how beautiful the packaging is.

So riddle me this….

Did you haul anything from MAC’s Style
Warriors Collection?

If so, what? Any must-haves? Tell me!

(photo source)

Beauty Bee-haviors: Eco-Friendly Products

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.
What are some of your favorite
eco-friendly beauty brands and products?

In the past year or so I have found myself incorporating more eco-friendly brands in my life. I find it exciting that so many mainstream companies are taking the leap into products that aren’t only better for us, but better for the environment.

My favorite brands?

-EcoTools brushes. But, of course.
-Kiss My Face
-Oyin Handmade
-Burts Bees
-Zoya
-Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
-Tarte
-Carol’s Daughter
-Physician’s Formula
-….and countless baby company shops on Etsy.

Tell me yours!

Beauty Bee-haviors: Just Dealing With It

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

What feature of yours used to frustrate you
but NOW you accept it?

Yall know that I am the FIRST to admit that I have jacked up brows. Three days out of the month these bad boys look good. But that’s it. By the 4th day, I’ve got hairs sprouting like crazy. The arch has disappeared and I’m back to talking about eyebrow woes with Bert from Sesame Street. I’ve stopped trying to attack them and draw them on. They are what they are and that’s that.

I can say the same about my hair. I used to work against it but now I work WITH it.

What feature of yours used to bother you?
Or does it still bother you?

It better not because you KNOW you’re gorgeous.

Tell me!

Beauty Bee-haviors: I just don’t get it!

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

Now don’t act like you know everything, family.

There is SOMETHING you don’t get when it comes to make-up application. Whether it be how to bang out a crease, apply foundation or line the lips.

What don’t you understand when
it comes to make-up?

As for me…it should come to no surprise but I have such an issue with foundations! Color matching is such a challenge in itself. And then there is the fear of possibly breaking out. And don’t even get me started on application….you have to be sure to blend everything out evenly so that you don’t have the Tyra hairline thing going on. It’s just….too much and I don’t get it.

What about you? What has you screaming, “I just don’t get it!!!”

Beauty Bee-haviors: Celebrity Influences

Welcome to another post from the Beauty Bee-haviors series. In this series we have open discussions about any and everything in the beauty world.

Are your hairstyles, fashion or beauty
looks inspired by celebrities?

As for me….I wouldn’t say so. I can’t think of any one celebrity whose look or hairstyle I admired to the point that I wanted it for myself.

Okay, I’m kidding.

I would LOVE to have locs like Lauryn Hill’s.



And back when I had an afro, I absolutely loved Angela Davis’…


I was almost there.

Almost.

But I digress….Any celebrity styles and looks that you admire?

Tell me!

(source 1) (source 2)