I have been eyeing Nene Leake’s jeans for a while now. I love the way she wears the distressed jeans they look amazing on her. So me being me, I decided to create my own!
This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the meet & greet of fellow blogger, Naty, of A Love Affair with Fashion. Walking into the event I was not sure what to expect. I soon found out not only would I be meeting Naty but I would also be attending a Smashbox Master Class.
Naty was very friendly and personable, and of course looked stunning.
The Smashbox makeup artist picked one person from the group to receive a makeup makeover.
Melissa was the lucky winner.
The final look, doesn’t she look great! I love the lipstick!
Naty and I
Everyone that attended the event, what a great turnout!
A photo before I headed to the event, it was nice out Saturday, clearly the sun is in my eyes!
Shirt: Thrifted-Ralph Lauren/ Jeans: Old Navy- Distressed by me!/ Shoes- Target/ Necklace: Thifted/ Bracelets: Forever 21, Aldo, Russell Simmons
The last weekend I spent in the house, I had to run a couple of errands on Sunday so I decided to be comfortable, AGAIN! Lately, sneakers have been my go-to option, they are just comfortable. And since I have not been doing to much over the weekends its an easy option. No muss, no fuss.
I have been thinking about getting this black turban for a while know, but I was not sure how it would suit me. But I love it. What do you think?
Happy Friday! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend, how will you be spending it?
Purple lipsticks are pretty popular during all seasons, a deep purple in fall or winter, or a pastel purple in spring or summer. While all purples don’t work for everyone, there is a purple out there for everyone. Below are different shades of purple, not all of them work on me, I may have to alter them with a lip pencil to get them just right. My favorite lip pencil to use with purple lipsticks is maroon or burgundy in color.
These pictures are not the greatest. 😦
All of these lipsticks have a slight hint of shimmer, the shimmer is not to bold because I am not a fan of shimmer at all.
1. NYX- Aphrodite
2. NYX- Chloe
3. Revlon-457 Wild Orchid
4. NYX- Eggplant
5. NYX- Pandora
6. Black Radiance- 5004
7. NYX- Fusion
8. NYX’s Mega Shine Lip Gloss- African Queen
9. L’Oreal’s HIP Shine Struch Liquid Lip Color- Tainted
My favorite of this bunch is #2, NYX’s Chole. It works great by itself or with #8 NYX’s Mega Shine Lip Gloss in African Queen. #3 Revlon’s Wild Orchid and #6 Black Radiance’s 5004 are very similar, if not an exact dupe of #2. So most of the time I use these interchangeably.
These lipsticks do not have any shimmer to them, but have a semi-matte or matte finish to them.
10. Nicka K- 301 Lavender Tint
11. MAC- Up the Amp
12. MAC- Rebel
13. NYX- Black Cherry
14. Wet n Wild- 916 D
15. Wet n Wild- 908 C
My favorite by far this winter was #12 MAC’s Rebel. Rebel is popular with many people, it gave you a bold lip, with out being to dark, or settling for red. Rebel tends to show up different on different skin tones, so I suggest trying it on before you purchase it. Although, I am sure you will love it if you want a lipstick that will stand out. #15 Wet n Wild’s 908 C was also a go-to color this winter, it was a purple with a hit of red, which compliments darker skin tones. I have not had a chance to wear #10 Nicka K’s Lavender Tint but I am looking forward to wearing it this spring/summer. I am thinking of pairing it with a maroon or burgundy lip pencil to deepen the color a bit. On darker skin a pastel color may show up chalky.
So be daring this spring/ summer and try a purple lipstick, I can assure you that you will not go wrong with the right choice.
On Friday, I celebrated my friend of 26+ years’ birthday. It was a chance to get rachet, and let loose, I can say I definitely did both. It has been a while since I had fun like that. I needed it. Sometimes, once a year, you need a day to let loose and be rachet.
Jacket: Vivienne Tam/ Shirt: Forever21/ Tanktop: Forever21/ Faux Leather Leggings: Mossimo for Target/ Shoes: Jessica Simpson/ Purse: Vintage/ Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet & Rings: Forever21, Aldo, Vintage
Happy Birthday Toya, may God continue blessing you with all that you want and all that you need. Stay focused on what your heart desires and it will be yours. 🙂
On Sunday I had to run some errands and make a quick trip to the mall. It took me about an hour and a half to get dress. Why?, because I thought I wanted to get semi dressed up, but after trying on several different looks, I was not pleased, so I opted to just throw on something comfortable. Sneakers are have be huge trend for women within this last year, while a lot of women have been wearing them in the past, recently it has crossed over and been a style staple of its own. If you take a look at Instagram you will see how big the trend really is, even the celebrities that are usually in heels, have been seen wearing sneakers.
*Fashion Alert: For my plus size readers- ASOS.com has just added a new brand, Inspire, to their Curve+ line. Inspire appears to be on the cheaper end of things, being that ASOS Curve+ can get expensive. They do not have a lot of item posted at this time, but I’m sure in the next few weeks they will have a lot more. I have my I on a few of the items that are posted! Go over to ASOS.com and check them out.
Tending to various reader’s suggestions, I have decided to do a small lipstick haul. These are shades of the red/orange lipsticks I own. They are from a variety of brands and fit in to various price ranges. There is a color here for everyone of any complexion.
It was hard to capture the lipstick colors accurately so I tried another method (below).
This photo is very accurate in terms of color.
1. Wet n Wild- 519 A
2. Wet n Wild- 520 E
3. Revlon- 710 Moon Drop
4. Wet n Wild- Spotlight Red 911D
5. Nicka K- Berry Plum (was not in the first photo)
6. Elizabeth Taylor’s Passion Lipstick- Shade 2
7. Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) ROUGE PUR- 1 Le Rouge: blood red
My Favorite is # 4, Wet n Wild’s- Spotlight Red, which is a dupe for MAC’s MAC Red (similar to MAC’s Ruby Woo). Spotlight Red is very rich in color, matte, and long lasting, you won’t have to keep reapplying, even after a meal. I am not a fan of # 1 and # 2, which is the cheaper brand of Wet n Wild (yes there is an even cheaper brand). I have notice the silver tubes of Wet n Wild lipsticks do not have a huge color pay off, and are not long lasting. I wouldn’t waste my money on them again. The black tubes of Wet n Wild are great, amazing color pay off, and they last very long. They are extremely budget friendly, around $3 a tube, which is a less then a quarter of the price of a MAC lipstick.
Shades of red can be worn throughout the year, it brings a bit of sexy to any outfit. I hope at least one of these shades make it into your makeup bag, one can never go wrong with a shade of red. I will have more lipstick hauls to come. Comment below and tell me which of yours if your favorite! 🙂