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I am going to the Ultimate Beauty Seminar feat. Sam Fine and Renny Vasquez!!!

Hey, Dolls!
I'm so excited that I have the opportunity to attend the Ultimate Beauty Seminar with my all time favorite makeup artist, Sam Fine; along with Renny Vasquez! 
I have been loving and following Sam Fine's work since I was a teenager. I have his book, his DVD and I've wanted to meet him on several occasions at The Makeup Show but I've always missed him. Now, I finally get to meet and learn from him! I have been following Renny's work on Instagram for a while now and I really love his flawless beats, he can give you an all out beat or just a very natural glam look. 
Now for my story...
When these two announced they were bringing their final class to DC, initially; I knew I wanted to go BUT I saw the $300 investment and talked myself out of it...especially since I had just come off a makeup cruise where I had  just paid to take some classes. I convinced myself not to go, and then the DC class sold out in 2 hours after the tickets went out sale. I figured no big …

The Glam ALL-Star Voyage Makeup Cruise Experience! (Pic Heavy+LOTD)

Hey Dolls,

I went on the Glam ALL-Star Voyage makeup cruise last month and I really enjoyed myself! I took two classes on the cruise, "Highlighting and Contouring: Cream vs Powder" and a "A Nicely Face." I won't go into too much detail because the classes offered by all of the artists are still being offered to take; and I don't want to spoil it for the artists or any potential attendees. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I completely enjoyed the idea of learning about makeup while on vacation! Read on for my full experience and pics.

The first day!

The first day was an open panel to meet the Glam All-Stars. All of the artists were there to introduce themselves and just talk. It was also an open floor discussion for any questions we had. There were questions from how to get started in the business, contracts, product choices, techniques, color theory, client etiquette and lots more. All four of the artists all had different personalities and each mad…

Neutral Pop of Melon LOTD

Hey, Dolls

Here is a look I did last week using some of the new techniques that I learned on the Glam All-Star voyage (that post is forthcoming). It's a neutral look with a pop of Melon pigment that I won from a giveaway thanks to Sheer Beauty's blog! I haven't used Mac eye shadows in a while, so; this look features all Mac shadows.

-Mac Spiked brow pencil

-Lorac Behind the Scenes eyeshadow primer
-Mac Arena e/s as highlight color
-Mac Saddle e/s as transition color
-Mac Folie e/s as crease color
-Mac Melon pigment on lid
-Wet n Wild Fergie creme line in Little Black dress
-Kara lashes #213
-Drugstore lash glue

-Smashbox Photo Primer
-La Girls Pro concealer in Fawn under eyes/face
-Mac Prep + Prime highlighter pen in peach lustre around mouth
-Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting foundation in Truly Topaz
-Ben Nye Dolce powder
-Missy Lynn palette (the two darker brown eye shadows for my cheek contour)
-Missy Lynn palette (the gold highlighter for my cheek hig…

5 Products I thought I wouldn't like but I love! (Mini Review)

Hey, Dolls!

Here are five products that I bought thinking that they would disappoint...but I've used them and found uses for them; and will definitely buy again. This is a mini review, so I will make this quick and to the point.

1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash  

I've tried several cleansers for acne and none of them really did what they claim. I tried this because it was oil free but I really didn't think it would do the job. It's a really good cleanser; and after using it, my breakouts are very rare. I broke out several times a week (regularly) before using this cleanser and since using it my breakouts are months apart; and when they come they don't stay around at all...they are gone in a day or two. It's made with salicylic acid that treats breakouts and prevents new breakouts from forming. 

2. Missy Lynn Eyeshadow and Baked Highlighters Palette

I follow Missy Lynn on You Tube and Instagram and saw her promoting her palette and I really, really was not going…

GLAM All-Star Voyage: Makeup Cruise!

Guess who will be on vacation cruising to Jamaica and Cayman Islands while taking makeup classes from some of the most talented makeup artists in the business? Me!!!

I will be attending the first of the GLAM All-Star Voyage cruises. Sometime ago, I wrote a post on my blog about attending Alexandra Butler's makeup class a few years ago. I have been following her and the other artists on Instagram and You Tube and was very excited that they announced this makeup cruise together, earlier in the year!

It's a five day cruise and classes are available to take on the cruise, at a reduced rate. I will be attending two classes by Lauren Nicely. I normally take at least a couple makeup classes a year; and since I did not attend The Makeup Show this year, I am eagerly awaiting this cruise (not to mention that I need a vacation)!

My plan is to write a few posts on the classes that I'm going to take and the activities that were available for the makeup attendees when I get back. There …

Black Opal: True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation Review

As of late, I've have been loving this foundation. I have gotten a tan, and this prompted me to buy a new foundation matching my new shade. The color that I bought is Truly Topaz and probably in the Fall/Winter I will be back to my Heavenly Honey shade. I've used Black Opal foundations before, and I figured I would give this new one a try. Read on for my thoughts.


"Keep them guessing with picture poreless skin. This lightweight, oil-free liquid foundation seamlessly blends to provide flawless coverage with a high definition finish. Exclusive poreless technology helps minimize the appearance of enlarged pores, controls excess oil and renews skin natural radiance. Oil, fragrance and paraben-free formula. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive."


-Inexpensive, it's $10.95 online and retails anywhere between $12-$13 in stores.
-Light to medium coverage, this is a pro for those who have relatively clear skin.
-The coverage is buildable.

Vampy Lips (LOTD)

Hey Dolls,

Lately, I've been loving the matte tint lippies. They apply like a gloss but dry to a matte lipstick finish. I received the Corruptionist shade (deep amethyst) from Cailyn cosmetics in my #OnyxBeat makeup bag. Like most mattes, they last all day. I only had to touch up the center of my lips after I ate lunch.

Also, in this photo; I'm wearing the new Black Opal Pore Perfecting foundation. I absolutely love it! It's my every day foundation. I'll be posting a review on it soon.

I've been loving the deeper purple shades. There are several dupes for this color like Mac Cyber lipstick and Nars Train Bleu matte velvet lip pencil. 

The Bucket List Haul!

Hello Glamour Dolls,

As usual, I purchased most of the items because of sales that I couldn't pass up. This will be my last haul for a while because I have a true excess of everything and I have hit my makeup bucket list. I will share with you my bucket list items later on in the post. As usual, my hauls include mini reviews. If you would like a full review on an item, leave a comment. Read on for the deets.

Wink and Pout

I've blogged about Kym Lee before and her own personal makeup brand and how much I like the products. Kym Lee always has a good sale. I bought two lipsticks from her and three glosses. I bought Red Bottoms lipstick, which is a burgundy-red with red sparkles.

I also bought Empire Red (which is named after the show). Kym Lee is also Taraji P. Henson's makeup artist on the show, Empire! Incidentally, part of the proceeds of the Empire lipstick goes to Taraji's personal charity. I also bought three glosses. I bought G-String (clear with sparkles), Love Str…