Wednesday, April 20, 2011

FOTD: A Smokey Eye that Sparkles!

Face: Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer and Bronzer/Eyes: Sedona Lace palette (light brown), MUFE Flash Palette in Black, GDE in Urban Trash,Sugarpill in Stella/Lips: Bobbi Brown nude lipgloss/Cheeks: Bobbi Brown cream blush.

What do you think of the bobbi brown tinted moisturizer and bronzer I used? I think I really like it for summer!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Product Review: The Fragrance Shop

One thing that has become very much apart of me in the past 2 years is a love for fragrances. I blame this on Luna Bleu. This was my first experience with having fragrances customized just for me and I instantly fell inlove. Since finding luna bleu I have purposely not looked for new smell good companies because I do NOT need to get caught up. My wallet tells me as much. However, there's a group of women, I won't name any names (this time) that always seem to stumble upon new fragrance websites and sends them to a group of us because we're not already product whores *rolls eyes*. I of course eventually fall victim, but this is yet another time I'm happy I did.

The Fragrance Shop is a website where you can buy pure oils. No alcohol or extra stuff added, just oils in their purest form. They have one note scents, designer fragrances, special blends...anything you can think of! my friends! To top it all off, I ordered on Friday, it shipped on Saturday and I got it Monday! How awesomely fast is that???

So here's what I ordered, the notes they contain per the website, and whether it received a yay or nay from me:

Poppy Type for Women
· Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Freesia, Cucumber
· Middle Notes: Jasmine, Gardenia, Waterlily, Rose, Sweet Accord
· Base Notes: Sandalwood, Cedar, Vanilla, Marshmallow
Normally I would see Mandarin Orange and Cucumber and go the opposite direction, but this really works well with all of the other notes. It is a luscious, sexy scent that is also light and girly. Definitely a yay!

Blue Nile
Mandarin, Lime, Liliy, Balsam, and Musk, a slightly masculine fragrance.
Not an everyday scent for me, and I'll probably pair it with something else, but I say yay!

Our own classic, a beautiful blend of fresh green notes, and soft Lily of the valley. Clean musk and precious woods, artfully blended with with Gardenia, Carnation, Lily, Magnolia, and Jasmine, and more. Our most popular floral fragrance.
Yay! I love it. It makes me happy.

Black Coconut
The scent of toasted coconuts.
It's "Ok". Mmm I give it a yanay lol.

Black Woman
Bergamot, Frankincense, Patchouli, Magnolia, and Carnation are combined in this complex scent.
This scent is too many things and most of them aren't good. To top it off it has left several of our throats itchy and scratchy. It's too much, like a bothersome inscent. Just say no. Nay.

Bamboo Flower
A sweet blend Coconut Milk, Bamboo flowers, Kafir Lime, and star fruit.
Not for me. There's something in it that doesn't smell strong enough to compete with the other scents. It's like it leaves the fragrance feeling a little hollow. I don't know what it is, but if it were deleted I would like this scent a whole lot better. Nay.

Pink Martini
Cranberry, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Musk.
Reminds me of a fun, summer day. Light and summery with a slight bite. Love it! Yay!

Pink Sugar
Bergamot, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig, Lily Of The Valley, Anise, Strawberry, Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Caramel, Musk, Wood.
Dead.On. The BEST Pink Sugar I've ever smelled. The men love it! I've already received many compliments. Yay!

Zen Garden
Inspired by exotic Japanese gardens, this fragrance is a blend of heady Florals, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cedar, and Sandalwood.
I'm sold. Yay!

Have you ordered from the Fragrance Shop before? Plan on ordering now? What have you bought/what do you plan on buying?


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Winner of AHG 2 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

And the winner is...Kellie! You have won the Glamour Doll Eyes Jacqueline Shadow Tower and the Lime Crime Centrifuchsia lipstick. Enjoy!

Thank you so much everyone for entering. This was a lot of fun for me, so I think I shall have another giveaway upon my return from the Makeup Show next month. Stay tuned...


Friday, April 15, 2011

It's a Great Weekend to Be a Woman in the DMV!

There are two spectacular events happening this weekend in the DMV. The first is DC's 6th Annual Love, Locs and Natural Hair Expo
When: Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 11 am to 7 pm
Where: The Mary Virginia Merrick Center, located on 4275 Sixth Street, SE Washington, DC (across from the parking lot of Saint Thomas Moore Church).
Cost: The expo entry fee is $10, which covers all workshops, classes, and a fabulous hair show.

For information please check out the article in the examiner.

The second event is a spa party!

Also, are you participating in spa week? I am, and I get my hair colored for the first time in 15 years on Sunday. Can.Not.Wait!

Have you entered my 2 year Anniversary giveaway? It ends tonight, so enter now!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

R.I.P. Queen B Makeup

It is with great sadness that I say RIP Ale aka Queen B Makeup. She was THE best makeup artist I knew and it was always a pleasure to converse with her. She was so incredibly talented in so many areas. Even though she was the Queen B that never stopped her from being a great internet friend and makeup guru. My heart truly hurts for her family and her fiance. May they find peace and comfort in Gods arms.

Life is short and can be over in an instant. Have you told those closest to you how much they mean to you lately? Maybe now is the time.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Product Review: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque

Jackpot! I think I'm inlove!

This product is the best thing that has happened to my hair since going natural, period. Ok, so for months now I've been complaining about the state of my hair. "It's thirsteeehhh!" You could often hear me scream. Nothing seemed to come close to quenching it except for the mixed chicks detangling deep conditioner. It does a good job of making my hair feel moisturized, but it still wasn't 100% what I needed. It is still a staple product in my hair regiment though. Anywho, whenever I would cry for help a sista friend, Lisa, would say try Shea Moisture. So finally I ordered the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque from last week and used it for the first time this weekend. Oh.My.Good.God. I'm totally inlove.

The consistency of the product isn't super duper thick, but it's not runny either. This satisfied me in two ways: 1) This made it easier to work through my hair and 2) It was thick enough that I felt like it was going to really moisturize.

The smell is so fantabulous! I kept waking up all night wondering who was wearing perfume and where could I buy it lol. Now, it's not heavily perfumed by any means...It's more like a mixture of different oils that smell great!

Now, I didn't use this product as a deep conditioner, but rather as a leave-in conditioner (it states on the package that it can be used in such a way) and my hair thanks me for it. I cowashed my hair, towel blotted, then added the Shea Moisture throughout. Loves it! Later in the day I was randomly pulling at my curls and thought man! My hair is super duper moisturized and soft! Even my husband commented on how soft my hair was. Now, I used it with an Aubrey conditioner and...well, that's another review in itself. Next I want to buy the Shea Moisture shampoo. The routine for next time will be:

Deep Condition with Mixed Chicks
Use Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque as a leavein

My guess is that my hair is going to be so moisturized and fantabulous that I'm not gonna be able to take all of the lusciousness!

Ingredients: deionized water, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), argan oil, cetyl esters, sea kelp extract, panthenol (vitamin b-5), ammonium salt, essential oil blend, avocado oil, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and lonicera japonica (japanese honeysuckle) flower extract, tocopherol (vitamin e), hyssopus officinalis extract, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf and equisetum arvense extract, soybean oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil.

Available at and Target for $9.99


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Blog Sale!

Doing a bit of spring cleaning and FINALLY getting rid of some stuff. The eyeshadow brushes have never been used, but the some of the eyeshadows and nail polishes have been used once. Please add shipping to all prices.

Sigma Brushes Eyes Kit - New - $35

China Glaze Solar Flare Nail Polish - Used once - $3

China Glaze Treasure Chest - New - $4

China Glaze Glam - New - $4

Lime Crime Mischief Managed Eye Shadow - Used Once - $11

Lime crime Shoe Addict E/S - New - $12

Sugar Pill Stella E/S - New - $10


Thursday, April 7, 2011

FOTD: My Girl Crush

For the past 3 days I've been obsessed with Adele. I didn't know of her until about late 2009, but when I heard that voice! *swoon* I instantly fell inlove. Now that she has a new album out and I'm inlove with that one too (you can pick up 21 from amazon for $9.99) I've started to really notice Adele and her style and...I'm jealous. She is always so perfectly coiffed and my goodness I love her style! Because of this the FOTD is all about Adele.


Monday, April 4, 2011

FOTD: Pick It Out

The beautiful thing about living in my neighborhood is that there are always a lot of free events. Saturday my neighborhood hosted a day filled with food, music and fireworks in honor of the Cherry Blossom Frestival. After spending all of Friday night taking care of the kid, I so was not feeling a wig or doing anything extra with my hair, so after I washed it I decided to throw on some leave-in and pick it out a little. I didn't want a scary big afro, just a lil sumthin sumthin different, so I yanked at my hair with my fingers for a couple of minutes and voila!

I'm happy. Very happy indeed. Now, after I did mine I tried to pick out the baby's hair and...bwahahahaha! I died a little. Died I tell ya! That lil bouffant she had going on, on top of her head? Whew! That thing was pure hilarity. I won't shame her by posting a pic...well, not today lol. Whew! Ok, so you had to have been there, whatev...

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

FOTD: Back to Business

Wednesday was my first day back to work in 2 months. That meant I couldn't walk around looking like crap just yet, so this is what I came up with:

Nice and subtle!