Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Diva FOTD: Neutral Day Look Using Makeup Shayla x Maybelline City Mini Palette

I'm  a tad late, but I finally managed to make the time to hunt down the Makeup Shayla x Maybelline City Mini palatte. The small compact makes travelling with it ever so easy. Throw it in your cosmetics case or even your clutch. It's just that small. I'm definitely taking it with me on my work trip next month.  While there are purples and a black in the palette, I chose the warm gold and brown shades for a easy and neutral work day look.





What I love about this products is that there both warm and cool gold shades are included. 

Lid: Gold (bottom left)
Crease: Brown (bottom, second to left)
Crease: Black (bottom right)
Hightlight: Light Beige (top left)


First Impressions: The eyeshadows were pigmented and soft. They were easy to blend and I experienced no fall out. I applied the shimmery lid shade little by little to avoid getting it on my face. I worked a full day and did not experience creasing or fading. This was a very good quality drugstore palette. Because of my experience with this one, I'm thinking about getting the Urban Jungle City Mini.



Other Face Products Used:

Black Radiance Soft Focus Powder in Milk Chocolate 
Becca Radiant Skin Foundation in Mahogany 
Black Radiance Blush in Raspberry
Maybelline Eye Studio Master Graphic Marker Pen
Black Radiance Body Builder Mascara

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Latest in Beauty News: Maybelline Color Correting Pens

We all want that flawless skin look, but who wants to use a cabinet full of products to camouflage? Well, Maybelline has got us covered!


Behold Maybelline's new Master Camo color correcting pens. They come in six colors: green, purple, pink, yellow, apricot, and red. Keep reading to see how you use each color in your beautu routine.


  • Green neutralizes redness (blemishes, acne, scars)
  • Purple neutralizes yellow (sallowness)
  • Pink and yellow brightens dullness (dark spots, age spots)
  • Apricot and red neutralize blues and greens (dark under-eye circles)

Get them wherever Maybelline products are sold.




Credit: People Magazine

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Collection Preview, The Latest in Fashion News: Cari Bybel x Miss Guided

YouTube beauty and fashion sensation, Carli Bybel has announced her latest collab with Miss Guided. She stated her fall collection will be split into two release dates due to the collection size. Check out her video where she gives the deets on fabrics, price points, and size range.




Some of My Faves: 

1. Embellished Denim Jacket
2.  Navy Lace Two Piece Set
3. Pink, Green, and Navy Silk Cargo Pants 
4. Nude Shimmer Corset
5. Silk Pink Trench Coat 
6. Pink Robe Style Dress
7. Navy Lace Trimmed Dress
8. Plum Two Piece Sweat Set
9. Shimmer and Black Satin Booties
10. Coiled Ankle Sandals


The first half of the collection will be available October 17, 2017. See anything you like??





Video Credit: Carli Bybel

Monday, October 9, 2017

Collection Preview, The Latest in Fashion News: Tracee Ellis Ross x J.C. Penny Holiday Collection 2017

So Trace Ellis Ross gave her followers a sneak peak of her upcoming holiday collection with J.C. Penny. She said the size range will be from S-3X and prices range from $9-75! Save your coins girls, the collection drops November 12! I have my eye on that sequined dress and that power suit! See anything you like??


















Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Latest in Beauty News:Future Proof Your Skincare Routine with Innovative DNA Testing

What if I told you that there was a way to specify your skincare bases on your genetic predisposition for certain skin issues instead if being reactionary and treating them as they occur? Well there are a few home DNA tests that aim to do just that. Their goal is to predict the future of your skin so you can treat it NOW! Read more from the article published in GCI Magazine below.



Brands like Home DNA and Geneu supply consumers with DNA tests for a better understanding of the consumer’s 
skin care needs even before issues occur—an individual doesn’t have to show signs of aging for the test to recognize a predispo­sition to wrinkles or collagen loss. 
Our recommen­dations point consumers in the right direction because there are so many skin care options that the choices often become overwhel­ming,” said Connie Hallquist, president and CEO of DNA Diagnostics Center, producers of HomeDNA Skin Care. “Finally, consumers have tailored recommen­dations to help achieve better skin care results.”


How It Works


Once users have sent in their DNA samples, a skin care analysis and report is generated based on key genetic markers. These findings are translated into a report that is divided into seven categories:
Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Glucose-related fine lines and wrinkles, including anti-wrinkle promotion and wrinkle formation factors.
Sun Protection: Gene variations that can weaken the skin’s natural protection against the sun.
Skin Sensitivity: Four genes that regulate the body’s inflammatory response and one gene related to pollution and fragrance sensitivity.
Skin Elasticity: Quality of collagen structure that supports the skin and tests for collagen depreciation.
Pigmentation: Two genes can affect an individual’s tanning response, including a predispo­sition to burning and sun spots, as well as the “freckle factor” gene that influences the production of melanin.
Collagen Quality: Four genes are tested for collagen fiber formation, collagen repair (including skin barrier protection), and collagen breakdown, which determines how well a person’s body forms and remodels collagen.
Skin Antioxidants: Checks five genes associated with protecting the skin against free-radical damage, including free-radical scavengers that protect the skin from oxidative damage as well as pollution protection.





In addition to assessing an individual’s risk factor based on their gene profile, the analysis also provides recommen­dations for topical, supplemental and professional treatments if his or her score indicated non-ideal findings.
“Over the last five years, personal genetic testing has moved to a point where it can help consumers make meaningful choices in how they care for themselves,” said Hallquist. “We recognized the opportunity to offer a skin-based DNA test that provides actionable recommen­dations to improve personal skin care; it is predicated on academic research that specific genes can influence skin health."


Read the rest of the article here.

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