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Friday, April 29, 2011

High Fashin Clothing, in Jackson, MS???

Divas 4 Charity are having a Diva Sale for to Benefit Kids in Need & Hope Haven. This event includes new & partially worn high fashion & brand name clothes, shoes, handbags, & accessories from Divas all over Jackson & surrounding areas with no item being over $25! Brands include: BCBG, L.A.M.B., Jimmy Choo, Steve Madden, Bebe, Guess Coach, Juicy Couture, Dooney & Bourke, Babyphat and Rocawear.

The event is Saturday, April 30, 2011, 12p-4p @Downtown Café, see you there!

Side note: My roommate would probably kill me for advertising this, more people equal more competition, lol.

Giving the Side Eye to Maybelline's Color Sensational

Hey Guys!

So, when I blog about some products, I ensure I try them every now and then. If you've been following my posts lately, you'll know that I've been on a cheap makeup binge. Any who, I purchased a couple of Maybeline's Color Sensation Lipsticks and I really liked the colors but than, something funny begin to happen to my lips. My lips were dry and have been cracking for the last two weeks. This lipstick is the only one I've been using so I know it's THEIR FAULT! The day before yesterday, I started using my MAC lip balm as a primer and than putting on their lipstick. My lips aren't cracking and I don't see dry skin anymore. If you buy this lipstick, use a balm first. Color sensation retails at about $5.50 at Walmart.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Beauty Bargain Haul!

How To Give Yourself a Pedicure

http://madamenoire.com/51717/how-to-give-yourself-a-pedicure/

10 Beauty Blunders You Are Making Everyday

http://madamenoire.com/51616/10-beauty-blunders-you-are-making-everyday/2/

Orly Nail Lacquers

Good morning sunshine, I hope everyone had a great Easter break! Any who, last Friday I went into Sally's Beauty Supply and there was a sale for nail polishes. Buy two, get one free :) As I browsed through the collection, I ran across a lot of familiar colors but then I decided to look at the Orly Collection. The polishes ran about $5.99 a piece.

I purchased the Bonder (which is used before the color coats to make the nail polish last long) and two colors (green apple and witch's blue). With the bonder, two coats of green apple, and a top coat, I saw some chipping 2 days after; however, the polish does dry rather quickly and it polishes on so smooth....So, I'm going to probably continue to buy Orly...it's not like I leave nail polish on all week anyway...(shoulder shrug)

Below, is the link to the site.
http://www.orlybeauty.com/

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

La Femme Blush

The Olsen's New Eyewear Line

The Olsens have a new addition to their clothing line Elizabeth and James and it happens to be eyewear. There are 13 styles of geeky and chic frames retailing at too damn high $155- $265. If your interested, click on the link below.

http://elizabethandjames.us/#/collections/eyewear/spring/2011/

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Upgrade Your Summer Look

http://madamenoire.com/50954/update-your-summer-look/

Get Sleek, Toned Arms

http://health.yahoo.net/rodale/WH/get-sleek-toned-arms

Good Morning Sunshine

Hey everyone,

Yesterday, I was notified that I was chosen for a new job!!! Now, my other life is posted no where on this blog nor in my profile so I'll tell you guys just once :) I have a Masters in Urban Planning concentrating in Environmental Planning and Land Use. Currently, I serve as Environmental Program Coordinator but I'll be moving to the Planning Department as Associate Planner for the Brownfield Program. Although, it'll be a slight increase in pay...I'll be loosing my office and my ability to post as often. I just wanted to give you guys a heads up in case you didn't see me posting 30 blogs a day, lol.

Monday, April 18, 2011

LuLu's

Now...although, LuLu's is a junior's store, it make's sense to shop there if you can still squeeze into those sizes. I'm 25 and I buy just about everything in juniors...well, accept work clothes. Below is a few favs!

Bamboo Colada 43 Blush Patent Platform Oxford Booties $41











Cotillard Navy Blue Dress $40











Double Dot Dare Ya Black and White Dress $29

Kocosky Online Dress Boutique

Found a new store to waste your money at, lol. Below are a few of my favorites.

Gray and Black Feather Earrings $20

Feathers are in and their everywhere!









Janet $55











Nina $39
Meow...










Below, is the link to the site.
http://www.kocosky.com/

Fashion and Beauty Rules for Bad Weather

http://madamenoire.com/50935/fashion-and-beauty-rules-for-bad-weather/

For guys: A guide to girl talk

http://yahoo.match.com/y/article.aspx?articleid=12001&TrackingID=526103&BannerID=686129

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Becoming a Local

So, I am originally from New Orleans and moved to Jackson, Mississippi to attend school. Two degrees later, I'm still here and I hate it rather I like it or not. The problem with transitioning some years later is because I come from such a unique and cultural City compared to...a different type of City, lol. Over the past couple of years, I've branched out and participated in local festivals and events. I always had the most fun not just because of the activities but because of the friends I'm with. The point I'm making is it doesn't matter if you're in your home town or somewhere else...become a local! Plus, it's cheaper than shopping and traveling, lol.

Side note: that's a picture I took of Jackson's first second line. It was pretty fun; although, my mom does not tolerate copy cats :)

Also, even though I just launched in December, I have readers from all over the world (yes, I said it). If there is anything going on in your area you think is a cool local event, let me know and I'll post it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I want GAS Money

Living: How to Tell a Friend from an Associate

http://madamenoire.com/50222/how-to-tell-a-friend-from-an-associate/

5 Steps To Gracefully Cancelling Plans

http://hellobeautiful.com/hellobeautiful-original/christiemaillet/5-steps-to-gracefully-cancelling-plans/

Product Update: Maybelline's Fit Me concealer, foundation, and pressed powder, Hard Candy's Hide and Glow Cheek Tints, and Halle Berry's Reveal

So, it's not often I do an update on products. Usually, I post affordable things just to make the readers aware. Nonetheless, I purchased Maybelline's Fit Me concealer, foundation, and pressed powder, Hard Candy's Hide and Glow Cheek Tints, and Halle Berry's Reveal.


So, I read a lot of reviews and watched tons of videos before I purchased this. All three products were between $5.48-$6.48. The problem with this line is that they give tons of choices for lighter skins and leave dark women out. I went ahead and purchased the darkest foundation and pressed powder a 355 and concealer 30 and I must say...I'm in love!!! I like the way it comes on, it looks natural but I've only had it on for two hours so I really dont know yet, lol. But I do know...these three items would equal one MAC foundation...



Well....I got the darkest color in this Hide and Glow Cheek Tints. Um...I didn't like the way it came on and I had very minimum color. I do understand it's a tint but...REALLY? This crap was $6 in may work better on lighter tones.

Halle Berry's Reveal cost me $16 at Walmart and I truly love the smell but I was disappointed at the size of it...it's only 5 oz. I'm still on the fence about recommending this...









There you have it, I blew cash on these products because I was itching to try them. Overall, I'm satisfied. If you guys signed up for consignment like I told you, you'll have cash to blow on nothing like me :)

Side note: I purchased all the above things at Walmart.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Misty Copeland, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

So, I posted an article on Misty Copeland from Madame Noire's site some time back and it's still one of my most popular posts. Yesterday, I received a message from a fellow blogger on her interview with Ms. Copeland entitled ""Cupcakes & Conversation with Misty Copeland, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre". Below, is the link.

http://balletnews.co.uk/2011/04/11/cupcakes-conversation-with-misty-copeland-soloist-american-ballet-theatre/

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tailored Made

I think it's great when men wear suites but my pet peeve is to see them in one that looks like they purchased it at a two for one at some clearance store. I've actually posted a blog or two on men's suits. In the same token, it's time for women to step up. Personally, I don't own any suits because I don't want to look like a deaconess or like I hate my life. The more tailored look is expensive and...I don't have it like that, lol. I gravitate to more of the Jackie O type business dresses. Any who, I was able to pull some tailored suites at it's cheapest, below are a few...

Tahari ASL Women's Grey Pinstripe Skirt Suit

$117.99








Tahari by ASL Suit, Jacket & Pants

$159.98







Drum roll please...

Kay Unger New York

$470.00

My job isnt that important to be walking around in $470.00 but nonetheless; one can probally achieve this look at TJ Maxx or Marshalls (shoulder shrug).












Side note: I apologize for some stuff being weird on here. Blogger is acting up today :(

First Person: 8 Shopping Traps to Avoid at the Mall

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/First-Person-8-Shopping-Traps-ac-3054786125.html?x=0

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Essie's Matte About You

So, I know I said that I was never going to use Essie again because they don't last but....here's the thing, I was looking for matte nail polish and couldn't find any. One of the beauty associates stopped me on my way out and said that Essie had a Matte top coat that could be used on any nail polish brand and any color. This crap cost 10 bucks but it came out nice! Just like any other matte. So, if you didn't already know about this matte trend, try it out. You can find Essie at Trade Secret, Walmart, Walgreens, Amazon, and at Essie's web site. Below are a few pics of matte polished nails.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Reveal by Halle Berry, Walmart

So, I totally was suppose to be grocery shopping yesterday when I passed Halle Berry's perfume "Reveal". I just knew it wasn't going to be pleasing to my nose because it was at Walmart. Any who, I sprayed a little bit on my wrist and feel in love :) Online the perfume is $16 and $18 in the stores.

Drug Store Make-up vs. Expensive Brands

Within a month I've actually stopped to view makeup in stores like Walgreens and Walmart. I was one of those women who wore MAC and recently moved to Sephora and Ulta. The question is, does a higher price guarantee a better product? So, my opinion is....
  1. MAC has the best foundation until proven otherwise...
  2. You can get eye shadows, lipsticks, and lip glosses from anywhere
  3. Cheap nail polish works better than OPI and Essie on me
As I stated before, I just started these observations so I'll probably do a follow-up post if something changes. Another bonus of cheap makeup is being able to buy two and three of whatever ONE piece of expensive make-up would cost... It's all on your budget and I've heard men don't like us in make-up anyway... BUT WHO CARES! :)

Suit Up! Best Styles For All Men

http://lifestyle.msn.com/your-look/video/default.aspx?vid=f41207d1-94d4-4d99-b810-fc70ca50dc83%26tab=Men's%20Style%26ap=true&from=gallerywidget_en-us_lifestyle_yourlook&src=FLGal:videoContainer:play

Thursday, April 7, 2011

ModCloth

It's all in the name, this site produces 60s and 70s fashion apparel at affordable prices. Below is a few favorites.
I've been looking for a high waisted bikini forever.
$89.99










Wedges are never out of style!
On the Dock of the Beige Wedge
$115.99
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nothing like a little umph to a business blazer!
Across the Boardroom Jacket
$36.99
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So, these prices are a little high but you can definitely use the pieces as a guide to...buy it some where else (should shrug), lol. Below, is the link.

6 Things Your Nail Salon Doesn't Want You to Know

I kind of figured these salons weren't doing everything they were suppose to and that's why I've eased off. I literally went to the nail salon every two weeks from the ages of 13 to 20 to get my nails manicured/pedicured and my eye brows polished. Moreover, this is why I post so many videos on nails and I've posted one on how to properly arch eye brows. Any who, click the link to view the article.

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/6-things-your-nail-salon-doesnt-want-you-to-know-2469958/


Side note: If you want to search for an old posts, just put key words into my search bar to the left of the page.

How to Hide a Large Tummy

Dont act like some of you dont want to know...below, is the link.
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/how-to-hide-a-large-tummy/p36ggvy?q=What+Not+To+Wear&rel=msn&from=en-us_msnhp&form=MSNRLL&gt1=42010

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Glitter Gradation Nails



You guys will get a treat as soon as you press play :)

Fashion Bomb 101 : Your Nude Nail Polish Guide for Skin of Color

http://fashionbombdaily.com/2010/04/23/nude-nail-polish-guide-for-skin-of-color/












Make Extra Cash Pt. 2

Last week I wrote a blog post on making extra cash with consignment. Since then, Ive thought of a few more ways to make some extra cash. Now it's important to understand that I don't have any emotional ties to anything I own; therefore, I have no problem with...SELLING IT! So, what can you make money on? Below, is a list:
  1. Old washer, dryer, and appliances (scrap metal vendors will buy your scrap metals)
  2. Old jewelry (Can you say Cash for Gold??? It's not like you're going to ever wear it again anyway...)
Between selling your clothes, purses, shoes, and accessories to consignment and selling any waste appliances and old jewelry...you'll have enough money to buy...who knows but try it out. Remember, google is your best friend so do some research on how you can make some extra cash in your area!

Style Inspiration: Teyana Taylor’s Tribal Vibe Magazine Photo Shoot

Now me being the person I am, I would not spend the amount of money these clothes actually costs (because I don't have that amount, lol). Any who, get inspiration from these fun prints and check out local bargain boutiques.

Below is the link:
http://fashionbombdaily.com/2011/04/05/style-inspiration-teyana-taylors-tribal-vibe-magazine-photo-shoot/

10 Fashion Trends with Staying Power

http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/573/10-fashion-trends-with-staying-power/

Monday, April 4, 2011

Single Black Male: I Hate Weaves!

I pulled this article from "Single Black Male" to start a little debate. I personally don't care what another woman wears in her hair but if you do in fact wear fake hair...please try to fool us. Make sure your colors, textures, etc...MATCH!

Side note: I always enjoy reading people's comments, the gloves really came off on this. Below, is the link to the article.
http://www.singleblackmale.org/2010/01/25/black-women-weaves/#comment-278275

Women Of Color: Beauty Tips For Us

http://lifestyle.msn.com/your-look/video/default.aspx?vid=25438b46-8455-4cf0-be93-2ab363bfd837%26tab=Hot%20Topics%26ap=true&from=gallerywidget_en-us_lifestyle_yourlook&src=FLGal:videoContainer:play

Friday, April 1, 2011

Make Extra Cash with Consignment

From some of these posts, it would appear I am a shopaholic... Well, that's not entirely true; however, I do ensure there is some sort of balance in my spending by selling my old clothes, shoes, accessories, and purses to consignment stores.

Consignment stores will sale your old or unwanted belongings for a price and split the profits with you. Now you will in no way become a Millionaire from this and if your stuff doesn't sale, you have the option to either pick your things up or donate them to charity. Personally, I donate my things because I use it as a tax write-off ;)

Another cool thing about consignment stores is that they have a lot of great buys from modern pieces of artwork to vintage clothing. I've been either buying or selling stuff to consignment for about four years now.
WARNING: If you have a crazy attachment to your clothes and how much you paid for them, consignment is not for you!
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