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February 2012

beauty, Makeup

Kryolan UV Red Makeup Tutorial

Neon is in this spring and of course I had to go in on this. This definitely isn’t your grandmother’s makeup, but who says makeup always has to be boring and neutral? 😛



Products Used

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
MAC Face & Body Foundation
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural
MAC StudioFinish Concealer
MAC Select Coverup Concealer
Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
MAC Contour Powder in Shadowy
LA Splash Sealer
Kryolan UV Red Blusher
Sugarpill Darling Pigment
Maybelline Ultra Liner
Maybelline Lash Stiletto
MAC Brown Crayon in Spiked
MAC Cork Lipliner
MAC Fresh Brew Lipstick
MAC Revealing Lipglass

beauty, Makeup


I need all those that are makeup and skincare obsessed that have tried the Clarisonic skin system to weigh in on this one!

So here’s the scoop, I don’t have any major skin issues, mild acne and a little bit of scarring. My skin has come a long way from what it looked like a year ago.  But, it CAN use a little improvement.

Please before leaving recommendations, consider this: I’d love to hear results and reviews from those that have similar skin concerns as I do. Because if this product is a no-go for women of color and some of the things I’d like to treat, I won’t even get it a shot. Ain’t no sense in swearing by a product that’s great for dry skin, if my skin is oily. Catch my drift?

If you’ve used it and you have combination to oily skin, what did it do to reduce acne scarring/hyperpigmentation?

Did it progressively help to minimize shine on your skin?

If your skin type/issues are relatively similar to mine, let me know what you thought about it! I would love to review the product to potentially help others with the same issues. I’m considering purchasing the Mia model.


Jackie O

beauty, Makeup

Urban Decay/Makeup Forever Tutorial

Check out my latest video tutorial featuring both Urban Decay and Makeup Forever. Please excuse the crumby editing, I just recently started using a new video editing software (Sony Vegas 11) and I’m still learning the basics. I promise the next video won’t be like this 😛


Products Used:
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural
MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
MAC Brow Pencil in Spiked
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
LA Splash Sealer
Urban Decay Flash Eyeshadow
Makeup Forever #92 Eyeshadow
MAC Sculpting Powder in Shadowy
NARS Dolce Vita Blush
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Comfort
MAC Cork Lipliner
MAC Peachstock Lipstick
MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick
MAC 2N Lipglass