FOTD Friday: Les Nubians

Happy Friday!! Gosh, this week was not too hot for me so I am excited for Friday. And I am diggin’ this week’s FOTD. It was surprisingly effortless. The ladies of Les Nubians were quite the inspiration!!

I love everything about this look. The dark burgundy lip. The springy green/blue eyes. The hot pink cheeks. And those mysterious white dots. I mean—wow. I tried to mimic this the best way I could but nothing does the original justice.

When I play around with theatrical dramatic looks I pull out something that I neeeever use:
…..foundation!

Well, not quite foundation. Bobbi Brown’s Tinted Moisturizer is as close as I get to using actual foundation. I forgot how wonderful this stuff is. It created the perfect canvas for the look. Along with that I used:

CHEEKS:
MAC Full Fuschia (PRO)
Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Brownie
EYES:
MAC Shimmermoss
Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner
Dior Diorshow Mascara
Milani brow pencil
NYX White eyeliner

LIPS:

MAC Matte Lipstick in Bing

Gosh, lining those dots up was NOT easy.

..okay, I got a little too ANTM on that last one.

Me with a more “me” look.

I love love looooved doing this. It took me all of 8 minutes and my Sonia Kashuk fluffy brush was responsible for the wonderful wash of color on the lids. I want to try to do this look on someone else.

What do you think about this look? A little much? Creative? Funky? Would you try something like this?

Happy Fridays, mijas! Enjoy your weekends and stay beauuuuutiful!

Wednesday Ramblings

Hi gorgeous people! I am a bit behind this week and in some crazy pain because of this cavity filling but I couldn’t let Wednesday (it’s not Friday, yet?) go by without droppin’ you the skinny on one of the gift bags at Fashion Week. Check out this beaut.

Are you drooling yet? Apparently those attending the Philip Lim show at the tents in Bryant Park (at New York’s fashion week) were able to cop this lovely parting gift. Inside is:

AVEDA Dry Remedy Shampoo

AVEDA Dry Remedy Moisturizing Treatment Masque

Aveda Dry Remedy In

NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Persepolis

NARS Blush in Penny Lane

NARS Lip Gloss in Chihuahua

NARS Eyeliner Pencil in Kitty

NARS Perfecting Powdered Sheets

NARS Mini Body Glow

Wow!! Amazement, uh? Has anyone tried any of these products? That Lip Gloss in Chihuahua looks like it would create a beautiful nude lip.

And wow…I found my inspiration for this week’s FOTD Friday.


Can you dig it? Les Nubians are just beautiful and the make-up action is just out of this world. Continue having a wonderful Hump Day, peoples. To keep up with my fabulous life (or lack thereof, hehe) follow me on Twitter.

Stay beautiful!

FOTD Friday: Hot Pink Runway Look

It’s Friiiiiiday! And I’m glad because this week was a yucky week for me. With Tropical Storm Faye dumping a ton of rain and me getting very little sleep because of my obsession with watching the Olympics, I was a little “out of it” this week.

But leave it to Friday to put a little pep in my step….a smile on my face…and a twist in my hip. I made that last one up because I figured it would sound okay since it rhymed. Kinda? Maybe?

No? HA..okayyyyy.

Today’s FOTD Friday is definitely a runway look. I got the inspiration from visiting Sephora.com and came across this banner.

I was really loving the pink winged liner so of course I had to try my version of it.

But first….who would have thought Wet ‘N Wild would have such a pretty Kohl eyeliner?

Beautiful!! I will definitely be picking up some more of their pencils. The staying power isn’t half bad. It was only $1.99. I don’t know why I’m acting like Wet ‘N Wild is new. It’s funny now some of us beauty folx try to get all siddity and get to purchasing liners for over $10 when the cheap ones work pretty well.

Ya know?

I wanted to focus on 3 things for this look:

*The pink liner with crazy
dramatic lashes*

*A super nude lip*

*Pale pink cheeks*

So here’s what I used:

EYES:
MAC Fuschia pigment
Stila glitter liner
Wet ‘N Wild Turquoise Kohl Eyeliner
Dior DiorShow mascara (revisted—I’m likin’ it more!)

FACE:
Cargo Blush in Lyon

LIPS:
MAC Soft Lust lipstick
Stila Brown Sugar Lipglaze

NAILS:
Sinful Colors San Fransisco

My before…



Tis was fun. I like to play around with everyday looks, runway looks and everything in between! What do you thiiiiink? I will be crazy busy this weekend preparing for my business trip to Chicago early next week. But no worries, I will have scheduled posts. Most will be articles and random ramblings than series’ posts. So I will still be around!

Have a happy weekend, beautiful people!!

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FOTD Friday: Lilacs

It’s Friiiiiday! And I’m off to Atlanta, shawty. Yes, your Head Newb is quit excited but I couldn’t leave without droppin’ this week’s FOTD Friday. What was my inspiration?

Well, first….tell me what these 3 beautiful ladies have in common:




If you guessed “purples on the lids” then shoot me an email because I will be mailing you a gold star! I reallllllly don’t like the color purple. Dark and deep royal purple, I can deal with. But lavenders pretty much make me want want to throw up. Excuse the dramatics. But it is that serious. My Mommy, the herbalist’s, favorite color is purple and I’m thinking I saw an over-abundance of it as a kid….hence why I loathe it tremendously. But I tried a little somethin’ somethin’. Here’s what I used:

EYES:
Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance primer
Stila’s Orchid e/s duo (light purple=inner darker purple=outer)
MAC’s Satellite Dreams e/s (crease)
Clinique’s Almost peach e/s (highlight)
Stila’s Major Lash mascara
Clinique’s Eggplant liner
Maybelline’s Unstoppable Eyeliner

FACE:
Stila’s Berry Flash Color Push-up
Bobbi Brown’s Brownie Shimmerbrick

LIPS:
CoverGirl AmazeMint in Plum Crazy (loves it!)

Here’s what I came up with…


LOL @ the brows….again. Those jokas are gettin’
threaded today. Final-freakin’-ly!


That China Glaze “Coconut Kiss” polish is more of
the color purple I prefer.


I’m lookin’ too happy, uh? HA! And my cheeks are crazy shiny. The verdict: still not diggin’ lighter purples on the lids much. But I feel confident knowing that darker skinned women CAN wear them beautifully. But would I on a regular? Naaaaaa.

Tell me what you think about light purples in general? A fan? A loather? Never tried?

[QUICK NEWS]
Thank you soooo much for your support with my DentaBurst feature. It’s one thing for yall to stroll though to support me on Clumps but to see you show me love on other sites is just…a phenomenal feeling. *tears*

Don’t forget! My Stila lipstick contest is still running until Wednesday. Snap to it, chicas! And have a wonderful weekend!!!

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