Sunday, February 27, 2011

Eyebrow Tutorial

Eyebrows are so important and frame your whole face. In my opinion, If your eyebrows are not done it can distract from your whole face or makeup look. My eyebrows are really thin and never have the shape I like from just being waxed, so I must fill them in.This method also helps clean them up if you do need to get them done but can't at the moment.I learned this technique from a couple Youtube videos. I am going to explain how I do it and what I use. 

What I use: 
Mac Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
Coastal Scents Concealer Palette
Clear Eyebrow Gel
Angled Brush
Concealer Brush
Mac Embark Eyeshadow (not pictured)

Naked Eyebrows (I know they need to be threaded or waxed):

Step 1: Follow the shape and arch of your eyebrow and  draw a thin line on the bottom with your eyebrow pencil

Step 2 : Do the same thing on the top 

Step 3: Dip your angled brush into your powder or eyeshadow and fill in your eyebrows 

Step 4: Dip your concealer brush into your concealer (A little lighter than your skin tone) than place it under your eyebrows to clean it up (I don't apply it over, but a lot of people do.)

Step 5: Brush on gel to keep brows in place (I forgot to take a picture)


Blogger Awards!

I got some awards! Some lovely ladies gave me blogger awards and I'd like to thank each of them. I got the Versatile Blogger Award and the Stylish Blogger award. I really enjoy blogging and I am learning how to get better, so I am really appreciative and happy that people actually look at what I post. I have been a huge slacker and have been meaning to post this for a while. Honestly I took so long because I couldn't figure out how to post clickable links lol. Then I realized how easy it is lol so sorryyyyy. 

But I'd like to thank (make sure to check out their blogs!):

Thank you so much ladies!

The rules for the award are that if you Accept the award:
1.Thank the person who gave you the award
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 other Bloggers 
4.Contact these Bloggers and let them know u have nominated them for an award

7 things about me!:
1. Purple is my favoriteee color.
2. I love cheese lol. I didn't realize it until someone pointed it out but I eat it with like every meal, can't be healthy.
3. Every time I eat at a restaurant I have to order seafood regardless of the type of restaurant it is. 
4. I developed an allergy to almonds and fresh: peaches, nectarines, cherries, strawberries, plums, apples, pomegranate, and pears. :( these are all my favorite fruits lol
5.I have been in the same jean size since middle school and no matter what I do I can't gain weight . I hate it!
6.  I am veryyyyy shy 
7.  I feel like such a slacker because I am 22 and don't have a drivers license, I am taking driving lesson thought and only have to take one or two more!

- I must have been hungry writing this since it is all about food lol.  I realized that once I got to the 5th thing about me.

I'd like to pass the awards on to :
Socialite Dreams
One & Twenty
SO many LITTLE time......
My many made up looks
A Sick Obsession
Beauty and the Brown Girl
Chi Chi Sophistication
Cupcakes and Cosmopolitans
Naomi Says
Steal My Heart Lovee

I love all these blogs!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding Review- Wash and Go (pictures)

  I have heard about Miss Jessie's for a while and decided to skip it because of the mixed reviews and mineral oil. I ended up purchasing it last week upon finding a bunch of Target gift cards from the Holidays!
Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding is a purple thick heavy cream with a very fragrant smell. The product retails at $38 for 16oz. 

Their Claim: "Our world famous Curly Pudding is a "smooth operator" that transforms shrunken kinks to super shiny stretched out curls"..."Banishes frizz, promotes a soft, shiny, plump curl. Excellent for defining curls and twists. Yummy scent!"

Instructions for use: Apply a palm full of Curly pudding to damp freshly shampooed and conditioned hair. Rake through large sections and air dry. For maximum elongation comb a nickel sized dollop through small sections and air dry

Ingredients Water, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Fragrance, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Silk Amino Acids, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Oleth-5, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Ext. Violet 2.

  I applied about a handful of the product on soaking wet hair after cowashing. I made sure to spread it evenly and get it in the middle.I did not detangle at all and I did not do any shingling. I literally just put it in my hair and let it dry. I did like that the product isn't a gel, so I was not scared to be generous with it. I was also very happy that while my hair did not feel moisturized after drying it was not crunchy like it is when I use a gel, I do wish it was more moisturizing tho. Also unlike some other reviews it did not leave my hair greasy, and my curls appear to be defined as the usually are. The product did provide good hold and the pictures taken were done after work and doing some walking in a lot of wind.

As of now I do not think I would purchase again, my hair was not soft at all and I do not think it is worth the price. I don't think It is a bad product to try if you are thinking about it because it does have mixed reviews and it may end up working out for you. I will see how I feel after trying it with braid outs or twist outs.

*excuse my face, I wasn't wearing any makeup and my nose is slightly red because I just came in from the cold lol

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Denim and Satin Taupe! FOTD

Mac Studio Sculpt  NC50
Mac Mineralized Skinfinish in Dark
Mac Coppertone Blush

Loreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black
Mac Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
Mac Embark eyeshadow (Eye Brows)
Coastal Scents concealer to highlight under eyebrows
Rock & Republic Denim (Crease)
Mac Satin Taupe (Lid)
Urban Decay Creep (Outer V, Darken Crease)
Mac Arena (Browbone highlight)
Loreal Telescopic Carbon Black Liquid Eye Liner
NYC Taupe eyeliner (waterline)

Mac Touch

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Ardell 116
   Fake eyelashes are an easy way to make a look more dramatic or more glamorous! I have always loved them on other people but I was afraid to try them on myself so I just stuck to applying tons of mascara. While browsing in CVS I decided to pick up two pairs. There are so many different styles and I did not really know where to start but I settled on these two. The Starter kit cost $6.49 and contains the 105 lashes, the lash grip glue, and the applicator which I did not use. The other pair are the 116 lashes which cost $4.99. These lashes are made from 100% sterilized human hair and the box says they can be used for up to 3 weeks. 

    This is my first time attempting to apply fake lashes so my results arent perfect and I can't really give any tips from my own experience, but there are plenty of tutorials on youtube. I did find it was easier for me to use my hand instead of tweezers or applicators. Also, make sure you finish your eye makeup before applying the lashes.You can apply mascara before or after applying, I think when I do a complete look I will apply some mascara after applying the lashes. Some apply liquid eyeliner after also to hid any imperfections. Once you get the hang of it I can see applying these as being very easy!

***I am not wearing any eye make up in any of the pictures , If I were completing the look I would wear eyeliner, mascara, and possibly eyeshadow

Ardell 116
These lashes are very natural but still have some drama because of their length

Ardell 105
These lashes are much more dramatic and fuller. These would look nice with a dark eyeshadow look

Have you tried fake eyelashes, if so why kind do you like?
Also, If anyone has any tips or tricks feel free to leave them!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mac Rebel! FOTD

Hi everyone!I got Mac Rebel lipstick about a week ago and have been dyingg to try it out after seeing it on other people. Since it is such a bold berry fuchsia color I thought it would look nice with a mostly matte neutral eye. Rebel is kinda similar to Girl About Town, but it is more of a purplish berry color. I cant wait to wear these colors in the summer!

Make Up Forever HD Foundation IN 175
Mac Mineralized Skinfinish in Dark
Rock & Republic Shameless Blush
Make Up Forever HD powder

Loreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black
Mac Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
Coastal Scents concealer to highlight under eyebrows
Mac Tete a Tint (lid)
Mac Arena (Brow  bone highlight)
Mac Texture (crease)
Mac Brown Down (Outer V, Crease)
Mac Smolder Eye Pencil on waterline
Loreal Telescopic in Carbon Black on upper lashline

Mac Nightmoth Lipliner
Mac Rebel Lipstick

<3 Tierra

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Generic Value Products Conditioning Balm VS Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm

    So my hair is straight again, I can't wait until it is warmer and I can do more with my natural texture because I won't mind going out with wet hair. Anyway, I tried out the Generics (GVP) Conditioning Balm from Sally's on Friday before straightening my hair and I am extremely pleased! Aside from using a good flat iron and blow dryer, using a good conditioner plays a major roll in getting natural hair silky and straight. Using a good conditioner before flat ironing is really important because you want your hair to be moisturized because you do not want to use a lot of product prior to straightening. I usually use a salon quality conditioner when flat ironing, for the past two years I have been using Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm. Since I have had good luck with the Generics flat iron I thought I'd give some of their other products a try.
      I applied this conditioner like I do the Biolage and left it in for a couple hours like I usually do. The only thing I did differently is use the Generics conditioner. After rinsing it out my hair felt soft and moisturized. I am very happy with this product! My hair has movement and feels soft, I actually think my hair came out a little straighter than usual. I have never been able to get my hair straight how I like it while using cheaper shampoos and conditioners so I am so excited this worked as good as or better than the original! The Biolage Conditioning Balm cost 19.49 for 16.9 oz compared to 6.29 for 16 oz of Generics Conditioning Balm!The Generics line from Sally's is great, If they make a generic version of a product you use give it a try, could save you a lot of money!

Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Decyl Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwack) Extract, Methyl-2-Octynoate

**The ingredient list for both products are identical


Happy Valentines Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Yay for progress!

I was looking through old pictures and found a picture of my braid outs towards the end of my transition and just thought I'd post them. I have cut my hair in between the picture from march and now to get rid of relaxed ends and for trims, but I still see growth! The first picture to the last shows about 14 months of growth with some cuts and trims in between.
Nov 17 2009
Mar 11 2020
Jan 11 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette Review + Swatches

 I ran out of my concealer, so I decided to give the Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette a try. The palette cost $16.95 and contains 10 concealers ranging from very light to very dark that can be blended together to make the shade you need for your skin tone. The concealer is very creamy and provides full opaque coverage.Because there is such a large range of colors this palette is especially useful for makeup artist who can use the palette on a large range of skin tones or those using concealers for multi purposes. I plan on using this palette to hid imperfections, define eyebrows, as an eyeshadow base and to cover under eye circles. I will use the lightest colors over my eyeshadow primers as bases. I will use the browner colors for my eyebrows, under eye circles, imperfections. The two darker colors can be used for contouring.I am glad I purchased the palette and it is a very great value for the price!

Purchased from here

The last color on the top row and third color on the bottom row blend the best with my skin. The Third on the bottom is closest to the color of the concealer I was previously using. 

Thanks for reading!
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