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My Mac, NYX, Sugar Pill, Urban Decay & More Haul!

Hello All,

Here is my latest makeup and beauty haul. I took advantage of some of the Black Friday sales and bought a few things. Read on for the deets!


Nyx Eyeshadow

Nyx had a really nice sale on their site last month. They had shadows for $1 and lip liners for $2. I have several eyeshadow palettes for my makeup kit but I wanted more neutral shades. I bought eight shadows all total, mostly neutrals and a few colorful shades for the kit. I also bought their taupe blush, I heard that it is a really good contour color for light and fair complexions.




Mac Studio Conceal and Correct Palette

I have also been needing a decent concealer palette for my makeup kit as well. I have individual concealers in darker colors but I needed some concealers in the medium range as well as color correctors. I chose to purchase the Mac medium/deep conceal and correct palette.

My plan is to also purchase the light or medium palette. You get four concealers and two correctors in the palette to mix and match to ge…

Photo shoot Makeup (LOTD)

Hello Glamour Dolls!

It has been some months since I posted, so much has been going on. I have done some traveling, still working full-time and I've been busy with my two side hustles. In the midst of everything, I have been keeping up with the beauty world, thanks to You Tube and Instagram.

Recently, I did my first photo shoot last June and my second photo shoot I did a few weeks ago and it features...yours truly. Here is the makeup that I did on myself for the shoot. The actual pictures of the shoot are not available yet (these are the pics I took with my own camera), but when they are available; I'll post them.









Eyes & Brows

-Mac Spiked brow pencil
-Mac Groundwork paintpot as eye base
-Mac Arena e/s as highlight
-Urban Decay Buck & Naked e/s as bridge color
-Mac Tan pigment lid color
-Mac Sketch e/s in crease
-Maybelline Ultra eyeliner in black
-Duo Adhesive Dark eyelash glue
-Miss Adoro 600 lashes (Thanks AC for helping me with them!)

Face

-Milk of Magnesia as face pr…

Alexandra Butler's A Beautiful Face 101 :DC Makeup Class (Recap)!

This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending Alexandra Butler's A Beautiful Face makeup class. I met Alexandra the first time at The NYC Makeup show last May; before then I had been following her work since an interview she did on Erin Bailey's (Scandalous Beauty) beauty blog.


Alex is a beautiful and amazingly talented freelance makeup artist who currently lives in Atlanta. She worked for Mac for a while and now she's professionally freelancing on her own. She has all kinds of clients from your every day women to celebrity clients. She has done makeup for cast members from Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and also Real Housewives of Atlanta TV shows. I've always admired her flawless face makeup, especially the way she sculpts and contours or as she would say "snatched up your face."


Alex has been hosting makeup shows in several states and she made her way to DC this past Sunday, I couldn't wait (I registered back in February)! I loved the class so much, I r…

Keeping up with my Blog, since Google Reader is Ending...

Hey, Dolls


It's my understanding that Google Friend Connect will be ending on July 1, 2013, because of this development; it will change the way you keep up with blogs that you are following or subscribed to. In order to keep up with my blog, there are several options.

1. You can subscribe to my posts on my blog, but clicking the "Subscribe To" box on the right side of my blog.

2. The second option is to follow by email by entering your email address in the "Follow by Email" box, once you enter your email; you will be prompted to verify your email address and you will begin receiving emails when my blog has been updated with a new post.

3. The third and final way to keep up with my blog is by following it on Bloglovin! The Bloglovin link is found on the right side of my blog. All you need to join Bloglovin is an email address to create an account and from there you can start following your favorite blogs.

If you already have a Bloglovin account, you can transfer…

Makeup Kit Revamping!!! Part II (Before & After) Pic Heavy

In my last post I said that I was going to see if I could fit all of my makeup, tools and supplies into my Zuca backpack. There are lots of pics, I tried to create a collage for the pics but it wasn't working. Here are the results.


Before











After











Makeup Kit Revamping!!! Part I (Pic Heavy)

Hey, Glamour Dolls

I've mentioned before that I've wanted to revamp my professional makeup kit. I've been inspired by the makeup trade shows that I've been attending, plusI've completely out grown my current makeup kit.

I bought a new Zuca Artist Backpack to revamp my kit. If you haven't heard of Zuca, they're a company that makes carry all cases and luggage for just about everyone. Zuca has an artist series for makeup artists and hair stylists that make hauling around a kit so much easier and convenient.

I really wanted to purchase the Zuca rolling bag with the four plastic organizing pouches in it but it costs over $300, even though my makeup artistry business is growing, it doesn't justify buying a $300 carryall. So, I decided to buy the more cost effective backpack which is $129. Here are the pictures!











So far so good, I really like that it has so many pockets and compartments to keep things organized. Also, it can be used as a  mobile work station w…