Oldie but Goodie: My Collab with Fashion Parkway

Ok so this post is waaaaaaay overdue.  I just realized I never did a blog post about working with Fashion Parkway for the first time (in January)!  This was also my first time doing makeup for a mini fashion film! I have to say it came out really awesome and I was impressed![youtube]

The requested makeup look was dark smokey eyes and  soft pinky-nude lips.  Which I think went perfect for the whole look.  What do you think?

Designer Tatiana Palnitska for her Art To Wear Aproximat label. Visit

Hair: Michelle Mathews Makeup: Me Models: Anastasia Pavlenko, Michelle Mathews, Michelle Wollenberg, Devin Lee Ostertag

MY Beauty Picks from the Smirnoff Master of the Mix Orlando

Last  week (Dec 17) I attended the Master of the Mix Viewing Party in Orlando sponsored by Smirnoff Vodka. I must say the event was AMAZING! Great people (so fashionable), great drinks (my fave was called "The Mixer") and not to mention great MUSIC!  The DJs that kept the crowd hyped were DJ Yonny (Master of The Mix Season Two Contestant, DJ at 92.3 NOW, New York City), Orlando's own Michael "M-Squared" McPherson  (Master of The Mix Season Two Contestant, Red bull Thre3style Global Finalist) and last but not least the infamous Kid Capri! Did I mention I had a blast? I was chosen as one of the bloggers to cover the event. I was scoping out the scene to pick 2 people who were my winners for makeup and hair. Check out my winners below:

Hair Winner

Her hair was so fabulous! Me being a natural girl myself her hair immediately caught my eye!  And not to mention.....look how adorable she is!

Makeup Winner

I absolutely loved her makeup! It was a subtle smokey eye with a bold lip! I would totally rock it!

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What did you think of my picks?

Photos Courtesy of LechonKirb

MAC Metal-X Cream Eyeshadows

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MAC is re-releasing their Metal-X Cream Eyeshadows which I believe was originally released in 2007.  Now back in 2007 I was just a lover of makeup but I wasn't into the artistry part quite yet.  So as the average consumer I wanted these eyeshadows because I thought they were pretty!  These eyeshadows I remember were VERY creamy so therefore would cause a lot of creasing.  So I remember parking them and never really using them again because of that.  I personally think these have a better use for editorial looks such as cheeks, lips etc.  If you look at their ad the focus is really using it anywhere on the face.  The collection will have 9 shades total and is set to release Dec 26.


Now that this is being re-released it made me go and dig in my makeup collection to see if I still had the original ones.  Guess what? I did! The colors I have are a silver called Cyber and a Gold called Goldspice.  My Goldspice was more dried up then Cyber which I found interesting.  Anyway check out my pics and swatches of the colors.


Hair: Twist out & FOTD(Face of the day)

I've been natural 4 years now and I have to say its been one crazy roller coaster but I definitely don't regret it. I've tried a bajillion products on the market but now I'm not so fussy about what goes in my hair. I've also attempted to do braid outs and twist outs in the past and has been a total fail! However my curls have been really boring me because I feel like I can't do anything besides well...wearing it curly. I really started thinking about when I was a little girl and when my mom would do my hair. It's the same concept except we aren't putting those colorful bubbled hair bows in our hair. She would wash it, section and detangle, and add hair grease. And my hair was moisturized and healthy. So I decided to give twist out another try and I must say...I'm in LOVE! I realized when I do my twist outs I need to do them in larger sections. I did a twist out using Blue Magic's Coconut Oil conditioner while detangling with my denman brush. The great thing about the twist out is that it stretches out my curls which I love. I also feel like my hair is more versatile to do some cool styles. Not to mention this is a great way to get me through the winter because my hairstyle will last me longer so I won't have to wash as often. It also is great to help in maintaining moisture in your hair which as you know as a natural moisture retention is difficult. I also slicked back the side of my hair thats growing in from me shaving it with Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste by Curls (review coming soon).

Also check out my FOTD(Face of the Day)...I kept it neutral:

Face: Mary Kay medium coverage and matte wear foundation

Cheeks: Cover Girl bronzer (Queen Collection)

Powder: Mary Kay mineral pressed powder

Eyes: Coastal Scents warm palette, Maybelline Voluminous Million lashes and Colossal lashes mascara

Concealer: Revlon Photoready

Lips: NYX Hot Cocoa lipliner, Revlon super lustrous lipgloss in peach petal, Milani lipgloss in Secret

Clinique's Dramatically Different Mosturizer Lotion Review

So while shopping in Sephora months ago I decided to try out this moisturizer because it was being advertised as one of Sephora's favorites. I actually used to use Clinique's 3 step skincare system back in my high school days so I was like why not get back into Clinique. If you watched my October Faves video I briefly mentioned it as apart of my skin care regime. I have dry patches of dryness and can get oily in my T zone area.  I feel like this product does not moisturize my face the way I would like.  For my dry patches I feel like I have to put more then I want to just to get it moisturized.  For $24.50 I feel like it should work a lot better than it does.  I'm sorry Clinique but my face did not feel dramatically different. However if you have oily skin I think this product may be a for you because of the weightless feel of it. Yes, even if you have oily skin you still need to use moisturizer because it helps balance the oils in your body. Basically if you have dry skin I do not recommend this product but if you have oily skin I think you might like this.  Have you tried this before?  What did you think about it?


photo via Clinique