On Wednesdays We Wear Pink: Nail Design #1

I decided to bring back on Wednesdays we wear pink for October. October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This time around I am featuring nail designs with pink nail polish. :)

Pink Nail Design 1

Pink Nail Design 1 Pink PolishI used the Kiss Gradation Kit in Freeze Frame for this design

Pink Nail Design 1 Other Polish(L-R) Nina Ultra Pro Super Dry Topcoat, Finger Paints Base Coat

Pink Nail Design 1 Hands

I Actually Bought Something I Needed from Sally Beauty Supply

I went to Sally Beauty Supply recently to new my Beauty Club membership. I am usually tempted to buy a bunch of nail polish. This time I stuck to my store list. LOL!

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Bobby pins always disappear in my house. I plan on hiding these bobby pins from my daughters. ;)

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Normally I buy the Jamaican Black Castor Oil from the brand Tropic Isle Living. When I heard Sally Beauty Supply starting carrying the Jamaican Mango & Lime ™ brand, I decided to give it a try. There were four kinds to choose from: original, lavender, coconut, and rosemary. I chose rosemary since rosemary oil stimulates the blood vessels when massaged regularly into the scalp.

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I also received a free haircare product for renewing my membership. I choose the Ion Repair Solutions Effective Care ™ Treatment. I use this as a deep conditioner. I usually buy the packs though. This should last me a while.

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:)

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have won four Super Bowl Championships. Their fans are affectionately known as cheeseheads. That nickname wasn’t originally meant to be a compliment either. The team colors for the Green Bay Packers are forest green and metallic gold.

Green Bay Face

Eyes

Green Bay EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eye Shadow Palette 2nd Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

Green Bay Rest of Eyemakeup

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide –On Eye Pencil (lower lash line and water line) – Junkie
  • NYX Gel Liner and Smudger (brows) – Scarlette (dark brown)
  • BH Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner (upper lash line) – Forest

Lips

Green Bay LipsSephora Lip Gloss – She Sparkles

Cheeks

Green Bay Cheeks

  • Maybelline ® Master Glaze ™ – Plums Up
  • Iman Cosmetics Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder (highlight) – Afterglow
  • NYX Matte Bronzer (contour) – Dark Tan

Face

Green Bay Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg

Green Bay Face Again

Pittsburgh Fashion Week: Macy’s Fashion Rocks

Fashion Week

2014 marked the fifth year for Pittsburgh Fashion Week. The fashion action took place September 22-28, 2014. I recently attended the Macy’s Fashion Rocks fashion show that was held at the Macy’s in Downtown Pittsburgh. This fashion show displayed fashions you can wear for work that easily transitions for an evening out on the town. Guests also got a sneak preview of student designs from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. There were light refreshments from Savoy Restaurant in Pittsburgh.

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Fashion Week Student Designer A student designer showing her creation

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Fashion Week Blind FaithThere was also a local rock band to provide entertainment after the fashion show.

NFL Teams Makeup Look: San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers is another NFL team who has won five Super Bowl Championships. Their team colors are Red and Gold. By the way, I think their quarterback is really cute. ;)

49ers Face

Eyes

49ers EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette Third Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

49ers Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Slide On Glide On Eye Liner (used in the water line) – Glitzy Gold
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (used on upper lash line) – Black
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (lower lash line) – Lionfish

49ers Lashes

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • Ardell Fashion Lashes – #109

Lips

49ers Lips

  • NYX Goddess of the Night Lip Gloss with Mega Shine – Gold
  • Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color – Theodora

Cheeks

49ers Cheeks

  • Be a Bombshell The One Stick – Flustered
  • Physicians Formula Bronze Booster (used as a highlight) – Medium to Dark

Face

49ers Face Makeup

  • Maybelline ® Fit Me™ Concealer – Café
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige

49ers Face Again

How I Survived the Rest of the Summer Beauty Favorites

The Fall weather is finally here in my area of the United States. I can always count on Pittsburgh Summers to be very hot and humid. It’s challenging to be cute in this type of weather. LOL! These are the beauty products I relied on to not look a hot mess during the Summer.

  • Black Soap from Nature’s Shea Butter
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer
  • BH Cosmetics 24 Piece Synthetic Makeup Brush Set
  • NYX Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner – Silky Cashmere
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – Lionfish
  • Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub
  • Shea Terra Organics White Chocolate Whipped Shea Butter Ultimate Moisturizing Body Cream

Summer Survival FaceThe skin on my face when the humidity is low is typically combination/oily. I notice my skin is oilier during the Summer with all the humidity. The Black Soap from Nature’s Shea Butter cleansed my skin thoroughly and helped keep my complexion clear.

Summer Survival SkinSpeaking of skin, the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub made my skin soft and smooth.

I applied the Shea Terra Organics White Chocolate Whipped Shea Butter after I bathed. This shea butter wasn’t greasy either.

Summer Survival Eyes

I received the deluxe sample of the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara from my August 2014 ipsy Bag. I instantly fell in love with this mascara. I didn’t necessarily need to wear eyeliner with this mascara. This was great for those mornings I was in a hurry.

I used NYX Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in Silky Cashmere on my waterline to brighten my eyes. This was also a time saver for me when I didn’t wear a lot of eye makeup. I paired this eyeliner with the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara.

The Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Lionfish was a nice alternative for me instead of using black eyeliner on my lower lash line. For some black eyeliner can be a bit harsh. This eyeliner also gave me a natural look.

I really love the NYX Eyebrow Gel in Espresso. It stood up to Pittsburgh humidity. This eyebrow gel lasted all day. A little goes a long way.

Summer Survival FoundationI was really surprised by the performance and coverage of the BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation. I originally bought two shades for myself (Deep Beige and Deep Cocoa). I found myself reaching for the Deep Beige more since I thought it was a better match on me. The color is buildable. This foundation didn’t make my skin oily and it didn’t oxidize.

Summer Survival Concealer  The NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Nutmeg has been my go to concealer. This concealer did a great job on covering my blemish scars and hyper-pigmentation without feeling heavy.

Summer Survival BrushesI got a lot of use out of my BH Cosmetics 24 Piece Synthetic Brush Set. This set has all the brushes I used for the on Wednesdays we wear pink series I did for the Summer. The brushes didn’t shed when I cleaned them either.

September ipsy Bag 2014

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The contents of my September ipsy Bag are:

  • Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss – Basic Instinct
  • Crown Brush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush
  • Pacifica Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil – Gun Metal
  • Alterna Haircare CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction Leave-In Hair Perfector
  • Nourish Organic ™ Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser

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September ipsy eyeliner swatch Pacifica Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil – Gun Metal

September ispy Lipgloss swatchCailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss – Basic Instinct

September Birchbox 2014

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The contents of my September Birchbox are:

  • Davines OI Absolute Beautifying Conditioner
  • Atelier Cologne Vanilla Insensee Fragrance
  • Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit
  • Acure Organics Day Cream
  • Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Ripe Raspberry
  • Davines OI Absolute Beautifying Potion
  • Davines OI Absolute Beautifying Shampoo

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NFL Teams Makeup Look: Dallas Cowboys

Next on my list for the NFL teams makeup look are the Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys have won five Super Bowl Championships. Their team colors are navy and silver.

Cowboys Face

Eyes

Cowboys Silver EyeshadowCoastal Scents Minerals Eye Shadow (center of lid) – Molten Silver

Cowboys Eyeshadow PaletteBH Cosmetics 28 Color Smoky Eye Edition Palette

Rest of Eye Makeup

Cowboys Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lids) – Cobalt
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – Navy
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Lips

Cowboy LipsLaura Geller Lipstick – Sugared Maple

Cheeks

Cowboys Cheeks

  • Iman Cosmetics Second to None Luminous Foundation (used as a contour) – Earth 5
  • Maybelline® Face Studio Master Glaze™ – Plums Up
  • Laura Geller Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow (used as a highlight) –Silver Sands

Face

Cowboys Face Makeup

  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5
  • Maybelline® Fit Me™ Concealer – Café
  • Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer – Deep

Cowboys Face Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Pittsburgh Steelers

Time for a new series YAYYY! The National Football League (NFL) season has begun in the United States. I thought it would be really fun to display various looks based on the NFL team colors. To be fair to the teams representing the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) the looks will be based on the teams who have already won the Super Bowl Championship. I’m starting with the teams who have won the most championships and working my way backwards. To kick things off, with six Super Bowl Championships are the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their team colors are Black and Gold. Here we go Steelers here we go!

Black and Gold Face

Lips

Gold LipstickMAC Lipstick – “O”

Eye Makeup

Gold BaseMAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot – Rubenesque

Black and Gold EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

Black and Gold rest of eye makeup

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (upper lashes)
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (upper lash line) – Black
  • NYX Slide On Eye Pencil (inner corner) – Glitzy Gold
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil (water line & lower lash line) – Black Velvet

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  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Ardell Accent Lashes #315

Cheeks

Gold Cheeks

  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa
  • Iman Cosmetics Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder – Afterglow

Face

Gold Face Makeup

  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Power Makeup – WD5
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC50
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep

Black and Gold Face Again