Ladies hold on to your mascara because I’ve got a deal for you. I came across a new beauty secret that I must share with you. I found some inexpensive eyelashes that are so Glam they will make you never leave home without you eyelash glue. The brand is called True or False Lashes and they are so glamorous and only $1.50. Yes I said one dollar and fifty cents! They have many different styles to choose from and that’s just what I did. In total I purchased 12 packs and i love them. The packaging of the lashes come in are just as glamorous as the lashes themselves. Each lash has a name as well as a theme associated with them. The style of lashes I choose were, Home Wreckers, Medusa Eyes, Shh, and True False or Cat Eyes. Out of all the lashes my favorite by far is Medusa. She is bold,dramatic, and very luscious. These lashes command attention and attention you will get wearing them. They totally make you want to bat your eyelashes at the guy seated at the table next to you. Below I posted some pictures I’ve taken of the lashes so you can see for your self. Keep it Glam! XOXO
For the past week I’ve been visiting some consignment stores and thrift shops looking for some new spring pieces. As of today I haven’t had any luck until I visited Ross clothing store. Ladies please don’t think you have to nose dive into a pile of clothes to find fabulous pieces, it’s just not necessary. You have to go into these types of stores with a game plan and I did just that. Here are just a couple of items I found that I believe are glam worthy.
Prom season is fast approaching so I’ve been coming up with come simple and fast makeup looks that are party appropriate. One of the looks I will be featuring on for the next couple of weeks will be eyeshadow looks including glitter of some sort. I want any and everyone to love glitter just as much as I do and by trying to recreate these looks it will inspire you to shine! Today’s look was created using the following products:
Sally’s Girl Glitter
Sally’s Girl Adhesive
BH Cosmetics 120 palette
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYC liquid eye liner
Mac Foundation NC50
Here is a step by step guide to achieve this look:
1. Apply Urban Decay primer potion to the entire eyelid, including bottom lash line.
2. Using any silver or light gray eyeshadow apply the color to eyelid using a large eyeshadow brush. I used my BH Cosmetics Palette
3. Using a small shader brush apply the same eyeshadow to the lower lash line.
4. Take a clean empty container and pour a tiny amount of glitter into it. I used a bottle cap from a plastic water bottle.
5. Apply Sally’s girl adhesive to the back of your hand, dip a flat concealer brush into the adhesive and mix the glitter and adhesive together.
6. Working quickly pat the mixture to your eyelid making sure you cover the entire eyelid with glitter.
7. Once the glitter dries, apply a liquid eyeliner to your upper eyelid and a cream or pencil eyeliner to your lower lid.
8. Apply lashes to give your makeup a dramatic effect,( this step is optional).
9. Apply foundation to your face and any concealer if necessary. I apply concealer under my eye to brighten my face.
10. Lastly, apply setting powder to the entire face and mascara. I save mascara last because setting powder sometimes gets on my lashes.
Note: You can also watch the video tutorial on my youtube channel for this eyeshadow look.
I was out doing some afternoon shopping and decides to take a trip to my local Marshall’s department store. I came across some Glamorous finds I wanted to share with you ladies. To dress to impress doesn’t mean you have to spends obscene amounts of money you may or may not have. Take a look at some of the many finds I came across. Designers include Michael Kors, BGBG, and Guess. Happy Frugal Find Hunting!
Starting over sometimes looks and feels as though it will be the hardest thing you have to do. At times you have to dig deep inside your soul and find strength you never knew you had. You learn things about yourself you didn’t know was apart of you and learn to rebirth the negative. This is something we all must face and this is my time. We you see something about yourself that you don’t like or don’t recognize you must learn to change the negative into a positive. Making positive changes in your life isn’t always as easy and we would like for it to be Although I have a pretty strong head on my shoulders at times this path seems lonely and miserable. As I embark on my path of starting over and realizing my true dreams I leave behind everything that has made me who I am today. Whether good or bad it has molded me and shaped me into the strong black woman I am. This is my life, my choices, my mistakes, my lessons, and my journey.
This week has be full of up and downs I learned I wouldn’t be working at my job after working there over 9 years. I was a tough decision however I was prepared and in good spirits with the decision. Life sometimes through you curve balls you don’t see coming however he always gives you a catchers mitt. I’m also on my third week of the bodybuilding.com challenge and my diet hasn’t been as clean as I would have liked. I didn’t fall of the wagon but it has been smooth sailing. I have continued to lift heavy and my leg are starting to change and that’s motivating. I’m on my way to the gym now to work my back and biceps, wish me luck!
This has been my first official week of the 12 week 2013 Transformation Challenge. It has been a little bit of a challenge because I’m not only transforming my body it’s a mental challenge. I am a custom to eating pretty much any and everything I want and as you can see your body pays for that lifestlyle. I have started to introduce weight lifting back into my life and it has been a challenge. I never thought having a baby would change your body so much. Boy was I soooo wrong. Anyway back to my intro week, I started with 3 days of cardio and to weight training days to get back into the game but I need to start this coming week going in hard and heavy. I want to focus on my lower body and middle since thats were I hold the most body fat. I am going to be using Katheleen Tesori program found here http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/kathleen-tesori-fitness-360.html
She has such great energy and I loved her program. I know that in order to change the shape and composition of your body you have to build muscle. That’s my number on goal. If I gain muscle the fat has to go. Next week I will be weight training 3 day a week and cardio 3 days. It’s been such a challenge with my college semester starting, working a full time job and taking care of my family but I’m focused. Nothing in life is easy and I must press forward to reach my goals. Happy Training
There are times in a womans life in which she does some self reflection, soul searching, and looking in the mirror to evauluate herself. That time has finally come for me and the time is now act on thoses emotions. I have always love my body but once you start to have children it goes through changes you just can’t explain. Your butt goes from high to low and the waist goes into hibernation. So as everyone was making New Years resoulutions I was doing some major soul searching. I didnt want to just write down a list of mindless goals without any thought or passion behind them. I was setting myself up for a lifestyle change, a transformation of the mind, soul, and body. Every year my church family comes together to cleanse our hearts and minds in the form of a 21 day Daniels Fast. This fast is designed to cleanse your body of toxins, and impurties that we have allowed into our bodies the following year. It’s main purpose it to develope a closer relationship to God and grow spirtually. This is always such a fullfilling time for me and my family and it sets the tone for the rest of the year.
As I work to transform my spirit I must now devote time to transform my physical. As I wrote down my goals and aspirations for the coming year, (I write down EVERYTHING) I go to a farmiliar site that I was could get some solid fitness information to assist in my goals. I visited www.bodybuilding.com to search some workouts and fitness programs and this popped up on my screen.
I got so excited I couldnt control myself. Why you may ask? Well…….
1. This is such a wonderful incentive to get into shape.
2. There is nothing more motivating then knowing someone is working just as hard if not harder than you.
3. Did you see how much money you could win! Honey……..
4. I love challenges and this will keep me accountable.
5. This is a win win situation, you can either win Big or Lose Big. Everyone comes out happy.
I will post my before pictures soon, I have to work up enough courage to post them. In the mean time happy training and I hope you join me on this journey of healthy living.