Monday, February 25, 2013

Mermaid's Tale

I am liking, OK, loving  this color. It took 2 coats and 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat to get a shiny and smooth finish.  I had a 20% off coupon at CVS and nail blogs have been comparing this to a Deborah Lippmann shade that it resembles.  It lasted 4 days which is long for me, but like all glitters it was Hell to take off. Got plenty compliments though.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My New Love.....Iman Cosmetics

There was once a time, long long ago when I was on the MAC bandwagon.....HARD.  About 14 years ago my makeup case only consisted of MAC.  My love for makeup grew and I began to venture out and try other brands but again they were mostly higher end brands.  Over the past few years I have grown to love drugstore brands and my holy grail for my everyday face has become IMAN COSMETICS.  As an African American one of my gripes have been that there were not always colors that suited my skin tone....because IMAN is formulated for women of COLOR, I no longer have that problem.

The new products that I have use and love are:

The Liquid Foundation
# I love this is so light and perfect for everyday wear.....but of course I need to set it. So...

#This is wonderful and it reminds me of BareEscentuals because it has minerals in it and you can wear it alone....this is my replacement for's cheaper and works as well.

My last current fave is....

#Well this is a bronzer, blush, and highlighter separately but a swirl all together gives my skin a glow that is beyond measure....I love this stuff!

Enough about IMAN Cosmetics for now....I love it and recommend it to everyone when they ask what I use....Now if I really want to be BEAT, I always reach for my DiorSkin but this, for an everyday face is ENOUGH!!!!
Until next time....

Iman can be purchased at Walgreens, and some Target Stores.  I was not paid for this and purchased these items with my own money...

It's Been A Long Time....

....and I am not even going to make any excuses...but I am BACKKK!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I received a $100 AMEX gift card from my job and I promised...
  1. I would NOT buy anything for the HOUSE
  2. I would NOT buy anything for the hubby or the kiddo
With that being said the darn gift card was for me and only ME!  So during my weekly visit to the local Sally's Beauty Supply I felt like a kid in a candy store. I decided that this trip was going to be all about nails since I had been keeping up with my New Year's Resolution of staying with a fresh manicure.  While searching, I stumbled upon the EMJOI MICRO-PEDI and I decided to give it a try along with a UV lamp and some UV top coat (to be reviewed later). I couldn't wait to get home and try out my new toy.  After a foot soak I prepped the MICRO-PEDI using the rougher attachment (it comes with a finer grit one as well), popped in 2 AA batteries and got it spinning.  Immediately my heels went from cracked and hard to super smooth and best of all it did not hurt in the least bit.  This pampering was much needed due to a winter of foot neglect. After smoothing my heels I began to experiment, I don't want to give TMI but I had this bugger of a corn that was so stubborn and painful.  Nothing I did made it go away until I used the MICRO-PEDI the bugger magically disappeared. It was so low and painless, I mean I could wear heels again.  
OK this gadget is EVERYTHING.  
It is now a part of my pedicure routine and I use it weekly on the little bugger situated on my baby toe.  If you are looking for something to help with at home pedicures this is great.  It literally erased all of the dead skin on my heels and soles of my feet.  This will keep some money in my pocket this summer.  I bought it on sale last month for $25 and I have a 15% coupon too- SCORE! 
I did some comparative shopping and it was the cheapest at Sally's, check it out here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My First Post- What to expect

First I'd like to WELCOME you to MY WORLD. 
This blog will be dedicated to the random things that I buy and/or make and I am so happy to share with you.  There will be a little bit of everything here...I can't wait to share with you.  Please subscribe and stop buy often....I have some reviews coming in the next few days!