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A Bawse Lady always Needs a Red Lippie! (The Lip Bar Cosmetics)

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A lady always needs a red lip in her makeup bag, always! Contrary to what some think, there is a red shade for everyone, you just have to find the right shade and intensity. Not only are red lips alluring, they are classic. Red is becoming my signature shade. I have several red lippies in my collection, my latest shade is Bawse Lady liquid matte by The Lip Bar.

I found out about The Lip Bar on Instagram. I saw an Insta Story of a model wearing it, it looked so gorgeous on her! After it being sold out for a while, I finally got my hands on it. Bawse Lady is described as "The best red you'll ever meet. Period." On me, it comes off as a true bordeaux red.  

What I like about it is:

Long-wearing, longest I've worn it is 10 hours straight.Easy to apply applicator.Non-sticky.Easy to remove, doesn't leave a residue.Costs $13. What I like about The Lip Bar brand is: Variety of lip colors. The products are vegan and cruelty free. In addition to buying their pro…
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Excuse me, While I Reintroduce Myself...

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It has been a while since I shared anything about me. It's been 8 years and counting, 225 posts later since I started blogging and a lot has changed! My writing style (thank goodness) has changed, my blog, my personal growth, goals, and even my look has changed! So, allow me to reintroduce myself! Warning: I struggled to write this because I didn't want to sound boring, but here goes!

My name is Gabrie'l. I'm a library professional by day, and a lover of the Arts by night! Art and literature have been my first love since I was a child. A box of crayons, a water color paint set, or a book were always included in my fave toys, next to my kitchen set :-).

As an adult, my love of Art has carried over into makeup. I started dabbling in makeup in 2008 to improve my own makeup skills, and I fell in love. In 2010, I took formal education to become a makeup artist. Shortly after that, I also created my blog to share my love of makeup, product reviews, makeup hauls, …

LBD for the Workplace OOTD!

An LBD (little black dress) always goes far when it comes to fashion; it also works well in the workplace. It's simple, slimming, and looks good on every one. I ran out of ideas to wear to work last week, so, I decided to wear this LBD. I didn't think this outfit was great at all (neither was I having a good hair day); but, I received so many compliments that I decided to post it. I normally wear this dress with leggings underneath, but, this time I decided to wear it by itself. Outfit deets below!


What I'm Wearing:
-Black Ruched Crochet dress by Avon
-Gray Mary Janes from Payless
-Jewelry from Avon 

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Nude Duster OOTD! (Work Edition)

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Today, I'm introducing a new blog series of outfit of the days...work edition! I had no intentions of chronicling my work outfits; but, I've had a few coworkers who have been asking me to. My style at work is usually simple, but chic. I like to dress for comfort, and most of my outfits are for the every day woman. Occasionally, I like to go all out at work; but, most days, I'm simple-chic.

Dusters and cardigans are one of my favorite pieces to wear to pull an otherwise, basic, ordinary outfit together, and to add a splash of color. On this day, I chose to wear a leopard skirt, and a simple top. To keep the outfit casual chic, and to add color, I added the nude long duster. Outfit deets at the bottom!






What I'm Wearing:
-Nude Duster: Lilly's Kloset
-Leopard Skirt: Rainbow Clothing
-Cami: Fashion to Figure
-Gold Flats: Payless
-Necklace: Fashion to Figure
-Rings: Mark by Avon

The Makeup Show NYC 2018!

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I hope you all are doing good. I've been doing well, just MIA. What's been going on with me? Just dealing with life's twists and turns, and trying to stay sane :-).

I got the chance to go to The Makeup Show last month! I haven't been in 4 years; so, I was so excited to attend again! I couldn't wait to listen to the seminars, and buy some products that I had been holding off on getting.






I learned...

Since I rode the bus up, it didn't allow a lot of time to take a lot of seminars. I managed to take two. First, I took How to Achieve Gleaming Skin by Melanie Mills. The second workshop that I took was The Insta-Bride: What a Girl Wants by Megan Gramers. I'll share two new ideas that I learned.

1. I learned that a small amount of  Gleam Body Radiance can be applied to foundation for glowing skin and a natural looking highlight. She also suggests using Gleam to upsell to brides and bridal parties who want an extra glow. I've also seen Gleam used f…

My Fave Things of 2017! Fashion, Books, Hobbies, Beauty and More!

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2017 is coming to a rapid close, in just a few days! I've compiled a list of my favorite things that I've been loving all year. Read on, for the details!

Fashion

1. Lilly's Kloset- Lilly's Kloset offers some of the most fashion forward clothing and accessories that I've bought within the year. My most trendiest clothing and shoes of 2017 have been purchased from Lilly’s Kloset. I bought the Multi Color Sequins Cardigan that I wrote about on a previous post from there.  Every time I think I’m going to do good and save some money, I get an email from her with a discount code. Did I mention I’m on her VIP email list?!

2. I love love love Forever 21! I can always get a  trendy, decent outfit for $25 or less, or more when I want to splurge. Their online sales are crazy, I know for at least four months straight, I was driving to the F21 store near me picking up packages that I had sent to the store. They're so addictive! I bought the One-Shoulder Jumpsui…

What I Wear on a Night Out! OOTN

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A night on the town is always fun! Like so many other people, a night out always causes me to ask myself "What am I going to wear?! " Mind you, my closet and drawers are full . . . so, a shortage of clothing is not the issue. What I really mean is "What am I going to wear that looks good; makes a statement, and everyone hasn't already seen me in?" After many attempts, I finally have at least one go-to staple that I wear when I'm going out. Read on, to find out the deets!

My go-to OOTN Staples:

1. A jumpsuit- A jumpsuit is effortless, and instantly makes you look chic and stylishly pulled together. Since it's a one-piece, it takes the guess work and time out of trying to mix & match, and coordinate colors for tops and bottoms. Wearing a jumpsuit that is either asymmetrical, off the shoulder, has a hint of sheer or lace really glams up your outfit to make a statement; on it's own!  Another plus, is that jumpsuits are almost always fig…