Friday, April 30, 2010

NOTD: browns

My local Target store has winter colors on clearance so I scooped up two colors, "Chocolate Truffle" and "Copperglaze Platinum."

Here's a swatch of "Chocolate Truffle:"

And here's a swatch of "Copperglaze Platinum" on my pinky:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Song of the Day: "Golden" by Jill Scott

Today's Song of the Day is "Golden" and comes from soul siren Jill Scott.
"Golden" is very timeless, universal and a beautiful song.
The uptempo and positive song just makes me feel really good.
Be on the lookout because Scott has new music coming out this summer and she'll be touring with the sexiness that is Maxwell.
Listen and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Beauty products you grew up with...

The other day, I was thinking about beauty products I grew up using. I wasn't as loyal to brands and heavily into as products like I am now, but I still had my favorites. Here are a few that I grew up loving:

Vaseline: You couldn't go wrong with petroleum jelly in my house. My adoptive mother would slather so much of this all over my body, that me and my siblings would joke each other for having shiny faces. Even though my family used the GIGANTIC jar, it seemed like we always ran out of Vaseline. I used it as a lip balm, hair shield when I got relaxers and skin moisturizer. I was so glad when I stopped using this greasy stuff.

ChapStick: This was the second product I religiously applied to my kisser. The first was Vaseline, of course. But I liked the simplicity of ChapStick. There was nothing extra about it. For a little tube of ChapStick, it just was. And it was only 99 cents. Like forgetting a cell phone, I felt naked when I left the home without my tube of ChapStick.

Avon deodorant: I used to get excited when a new Avon booklet came out. In addition to their lip stuff, I heavily used their deodorants. My adoptive mother would spend like $20 on these little bottles of their deodorants. Avon had them in various kinds. I was always an athlete so they worked for a little while. Then somewhere in high school, I lost interest in them. That's when I switched to Secret deodorant.

Lip Smackers: I used to be obsessed with Lip Smackers!!! I loved the flavors and the packaging. I always used to wonder how in thee heck someone could "make" Dr. Pepper and Sprite-flavored chap stick. I used to always lick my lips after putting them on. Whenever I got extra money, it went straight towards a tube of Lip Smackers.

What were some beauty products you grew up with??? What were your fave products??

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Please excuse the lack of posts...

...but I've been working a part-time job and haven't had the extra time to devote to my blog.
From now on I'll be posting when I can. (Sorry but I have to pay the bills.)
Thanks for your understanding and I do appreciate your support of my blog:)

Monday, April 19, 2010

NOTD: Feelin' the blues

Wet n wild's "Rain Check" in a matte finish is on my right hand.

Sally Hansen's "Blew me away!" is on my left hand. The middle finger has a matte finish on it.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekly Glamarazzi Round-up

Edited By Iggi

This weeks roundup is a virtual playground for makeup/beauty lovers!! From reviews to new products to current beauty trends to a fab giveaway, the Glamarazzi has it covered! Just in time for spring and Mother's day gift ideas... Enjoy!!

Hot Beauty Health
shares 9 reasons to love pure argan oil!

From Temple Of Glam: "Indie Go Girls": NEW Indie Beauty and Fashion Finds!

Makeup By Kim Porter has an exciting giveaway: 300+ Follower Giveaway. Winners will receive Urban decay's Primer Potion, NYX Products, Eyelashes, Sam Fine's DVD & More!

Obsession Isn't Just A Perfume: Glam girls discover your inner child with Tokidoki's makeup with toys!

Her Goody Bag: Spring Trend: Nautical Necessities

Make-up Music Money Me reviews L'Oreal HiP shocking shadow pigments

The Glamour Whore is loving Elle Spain's cartoon couture

Friday, April 16, 2010

National Record Store Day is tomorrow

National Record Store Day is tomorrow, April 17.
On this day, independently-owned record stores will collaborate with artists to celebrate the art and expression music, according to
Also, Special musical releases and purchases are made exclusively for the day.
Here's a list of stores in Maryland that will be participating in the day.
I'm thinking about going to one of my fave records stores Sound Garden in Baltimore.
Angie Stone is supposed to be performing there on Saturday.
Plus, I haven't picked up any new vinyl in some months.
Happy record store day!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nails of the Week: Past two weeks edition

I've been doing my nails like crazy and there have been a few new polish lines that I recently tried.
Wet n wild has a new formula called Mega Last that's supposed to rival department store polishes.
Also, Sally Hansen has a new Complete Salon Manicure polish that's supposed to encompass a base coat, topcoat, color, growth treatment and strengthener.

Here are several swatches from each line:

wet n wild's Through the Grapevine:

wet n wild's Bite the Bullet:

Here's Bite the Bullet in essie's matte about you finish:

Sally Hansen's All Fired Up (I currently have this on my nails now):

Sally Hansen's Midnight in NY:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

L'Oreal HIP shadow pigments

I love L'Oreal HIP products.
They're shiny, dramatic and I like to call them the "poor woman's MAC" because they are pretty affordable.
I usually don't use pigments but I recently bought this little bottle of L'Oreal HiP shadow shocking pigments in "striving," which is a darkish-green hue.
It was on clearance at my local Target and I used a coupon so I paid no more than around $3 for it.
OK now, HiP stands for "high intensity pigment" and they weren't lying about that. The shadow is very shiny and shimmery but makes for a dramatic and sexy eye.
And I like how it came with a mini brush, which made application somewhat easier.

Here's a swatch of it on my arm:

Have you used HIP products before? If so, what do you think of them?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Glamarazzi Round-up


 Glamarazzi finished 

Edited by Keedah

We had a sneak peak at spring weather and so far I like what I see. The warm weather will be here permanently very soon and this weeks links will help break you out of your winter shell.


Song of the Day: "Show You the Way to Go"

Sorry for the lack of posts but life's been crazy
Today's song is "Show You the Way to Go" from the
Jackson 5.
This is my fave song from the legendary
Listen and enjoy!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Weekly Glamarazzi Round-up

Edited by: Iggi

Hello All!! I would like to start by conveying Happy Easter wishes to all from The Glamarazzi!!! Hope the Easter Bunny is nice to you:) Our contribution is a basket full of fabulous beauty, fashion and glamour tips!! Enjoy!!

The Style Aficionado evaluates Spring denim trends

Temple Of Glam has Beauty tips from celeb makeup artist Sam Fine & Lisa Wu Hartwell from "Real Housewives of Atlanta"

Kim Porter teaches you the importance of eyeshadow primers & bases when applying your eyeshadow to keep it lasting all day.

With the summer only 2 months away Her Goody Bag helps you get in shape with Summer 101: Beach Body

Why ProjectDanielle wears her sunglasses (not at night) and you should too.

Make-up/Music/Money/Me reviews goodies from EcoTools

Hot Beauty Health shows you 8 trendy ways to wear neutral colors for Spring!

Vex in the City tests out Shu Uemera's LE Iconic Discovery Set which includes two of its best selling products.

Obessesion Isn't Just A Perfume: Give your pores a good Spring cleaning with Alba Deep Sea Facial Mask.

The Glamour Whore tells which trends in avoid. Just say "NO! NO! NO!"

Friday, April 2, 2010

Song of the Day: "It's a Family Affair"

I miss my family so today's "Song of the Day" from Sly and the Family Stone is dedicated to them.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What did your parents teach you about money??

Save again.
And save some more.
That's what my adopted mother always used to tell me about money.
Every paycheck I got, I'd put a little something away.
Sometimes it would be $20. Sometimes it would be $50.
Whatever the amount, I always managed to stash something in my little savings account.
And I still save to this day.
So what did your parents teach you about money??
Do you still follow their advice today?