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March 2012

beauty, Makeup

Brandy/Monica It all Belongs to Me featuring JeanFrancoisCD on YouTube!

Collaboration time! The fun part about making is being able to creatively bring heads together with other artists. JeanFrancoisCD on YouTube contacted me about doing this look for the new Brandy and Monica Video, It all Belongs to Me and thought it would be awesome to do our own versions of the looks. I can’t remember the last time I did a video collaboration but I had so much fun with this one! Simply because he not only is fabulous as an artist but also as a person. I had fun and it was fun to be someone else for a change; the makeup looks in this video are off THE chain. Here, let me show you! (Watch full screen and in high quality if available, it does it MUCH better justice!)

Here is my version of the look Jean did the lime look that Monica wore in the video and I recreated the purple look Monica wore with nude lips.

JeanFrancoisCD channel on YouTube

JeanFrancoisCD video featuring the look from the video

Here’s my look!

Products I used in my video
Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer
Makeup Forever High Def Foundation in 177
Beauty Blender Sponge
Fix +
MAC Brow Pencil in Spiked
Makeup Forever Lift Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
Coastal Scents Camouflage Concealer Palette
E.L.F. Cream Shadow Base in Purple
MAC Bisque Eyeshadow
MAC Saddle Eyeshadow
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Pigment in Oberon
OCC Pigment in Smote
MAC Eye Kohl in Feline
MAC Shadowy Lady eyeshadow
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in NC15
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Baked
MAC Nocturnelle Eyeshadow
Red Cherry #415 lashes (used as half lashes on the ends)
Maybelline Lash Stiletto
MAC Mineralized SkinFinish in Deep Dark
MAC Shadowy Contour Powder
NARS Dolce Vita Blush
Eye M Glam by Mario Dedivanovic (cheekbone highlight)
MAC Cork lipliner
MAC Honeylove Lipstick
OCC Lip Tar in Tone
Clear lipgloss

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Makeup Forever Spring at Night Tutorial

A lovely nighttime look for spring.

-Products Used-
Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Makeup Forever Lift Concealer
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Deep Dark
MAC Contour Powder in Shadowy
Elf Creamliner in Purple
Makeup Forever #80 eyeshadow
Makeup Forever #92 eyeshadow
Makeup Forever #58 eyeshadow (also worn as a blush)
MAC Feline eye kohl
MAC Vex Eyeshadow
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
MAC Pink Plaid Lipstick
MAC Cork Lipliner
MAC Moth to a Flame Dazzleglass

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Skin Diaires: Obagi Blue Radiance Peel Day 2

48 hours into my Obagi Blue Radiance Peel and when I woke up that evening my skin was ripe! Lawd have mercy on my soul that morning, I woke up with maybe one or two flakes of dead skin that had peeled on my face, within hours my entire mouth area began peeling. You’re NOT supposed to pick the face during this process; the skin should naturally peel on its own. Pulling and peeling it off is highly discouraged!! This photos are quite graphic guys but this is what it began to look like within hours that day

It looks painful but it wasn’t really, just very tight and uncomfortable. Especially because I talk a lot and I like to eat, so the movement around my mouth did the most peeling and the fastest.

By the end of my 12 hour work shift just from talking and moving the dead skin began to peel and lift, it was so bad I had to cover my face with a shawl for entire night! After some of the skin peeled off this is what it looked like, you can see the faw skin underneath.

my forhead and the bridge of my nose area are still in that wrinkly phase but haven’t quite peeled yet. I’ve been doing these little exercises with my forhead to try to get the skin to soften a bit so it can start peeling lol But as you can see it’s looking very wrinkly!!

tis all for now! Wait until you see the final results :)

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Skin Diaries: Obagi Blue Peel Radiance Day 1

So now my skin has definitely started to tighten up significantly and feels very dry. AKA, it’s ripe for the peeling, literally!

I can feel it, parts of my face have become blotchy and wrinkly, those wrinkly areas near the corners of my nose aren’t normally there, it’s the old, and dead skin lifting ready to come off. Woo hoo, yay for quick results!

The photos above my skin look HORRIBLE! lol my skin is really not that bad, the effects of the peel is making it appear more blotchier than what it is.

The forhead area looks very wrinkly too, that’s that old skin lifting! Ready to peel.

Wait until you guys see the aftermath of the peeling 😉 But until then!

Jackie O

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Skin Diaries: Obagi Blue Peel Radiance

I recently embarked on a new journey to improve the health of my skin, and daringly enough I’m documenting the experience for all of you to see the results. I’ll be titling this series of blog posts: Skin Diaries. Where I’ll be trying a new product and bringing you along for the joy ride so that you can see firsthand how I product is working for me in the event that you may want to try it yourself.

The first product I am going to be vlogging and blogging about will be a product of the world-renown Obagi skin systems, they’re Blue Radiance Chemical Peel. Before I talk about what chemical peels are and what they do for the skin I highly advice anyone interested to get the FACTS first, and do your research! There are many things to consider when trying a new type of product, but mainly you need to investigate what it is YOUR skin needs. Chemical peels are a treatment used to lift all of the old and dead skin of the face to reveal a newer, softer, refreshed layer of new skin underneath. A chemical solution is applied to the face for X amount of minutes, depending on what type of procedure you’re receiving. The process is usually pretty fast and usually the days to follow will be an excessive amount of shedding of the face to reveal the new skin underneath.

Some might ask, why would one want to do this? Well that all depends, once again, on you and what your skin concerns are. I NEVER peel. It’s just something my face does not do. And exfoliating will only go so far and is a slow and progressive process. So needless to say this face has a LOT of old built up dead skin, hyperpigmentation (markings left behind from pimples), and some minor discoloration. If I had to rate my skin from 1 being the worst in condition and 10 the best, I’d give it a 7. Occasionally I do get a few breakouts, but for some reason pimples never really bothered me. It was the marks they left behind that bugged me. Notice how I say marks and not SCARS. Scars are much deeper than hyperpigmentation marks, and are more severe. Acne marks are just dark spots, whereas scars are actual tissue damage and are sometimes pitted or have a texture to the touch. But like I said, my main issue has been a few acne marks I have acquired.

Obagi products were by no means new to me and I’ve heard a lot of great and bad things about his system. Ultimately as with ANY product you must proceed with caution, use good judgement, and listen to what your skin tells you! I felt confident with the information I’ve gathered in the year I’ve heard of his products to push forward and try my second time at getting a chemical peel. The first peel I tried about a year ago was not Obagi, but worked okay for me and now I am trying at this with the Obagi system, every 2 weeks as advised, I will be receiving the peel. The process is a total of 6 weeks, but being that my skin issues aren’t that severe I’m going to try 2 or 3 sessions and see what results I get from there. Join me as I will be documenting the progress of this for the following month!

This is what my skin looks like as of now, Day 1, let the games begin!