Thursday, May 15, 2014

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection

Divas & Gents,

Today is the day. For the one of the hottest collections of the summer. MAC has done it again and yes, there last few collections I haven't been excited about but this one has been ordering the lipsticks and liners. Which are a must-have for Women of Color.

Eyes take on a subtle radiance in tarnished olive, seafoam and darkened plum Extra Dimension Eye Shadow, lined with the pearlized black of Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner. Luminous Extra Dimension Blush gives cheeks a goddess glow and nails glisten in aquatic chrome. Lipstick, Lipglass and Lip Pencil feature dark, mystical violets and ice-cold pearlized nudes. Limited edition teal packaging, elegantly accented with sheer water droplets, leaves you totally seduced by the sea.

Bronzing primers and powders set summer skin refreshingly aglow, as Extra Dimension Bronzer washes over the face with a subtle gleam and Bronzing Powder sculpts and highlights in gentle pearlized shades with a touch of shimmer. Limited-edition compacts in aquatic teal are elegantly accented with sheer water droplets.



Lipstick $17.50 (Limited Edition)

  • Siren Song Sheer pale beige (Lustre)
  • Pet Me, Please Light shimmering mauve (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Enchanted One Mid-tone neutral pink (Matte)
  • Mystical Mid-tone creamy rose (Cremesheen)
  • Goddess of the Sea Dark vibrant violet (Cremesheen)

Lip glass $16.50 (Limited Edition)

  • Clear Water Sheer nude with multidimensional pearl
  • Peachstock Creamy true nude (Repromote)
  • Water Deities Light bronzy pink
  • Seducing Sound Mid-tone plum bronze
  • Modern Lure Deep violet with pink pearl

Extra Dimension Eye Shadow $19.50 (Limited Edition)

  • Lorelei Golden beige
  • Sea Worship Tarnished olive
  • Silver Sun Mid-tone dirty sea foam green
  • Legendary Lure Deep cerulean
  • Fathoms Deep Deep blue
  • Soul Serenade Deep plum brown

Lip Pencil $16.50 (Limited Edition)

  • What Comes Naturally Light nude
  • Half-Red Soft burgundy

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner $17.50 (Limited Edition)

  • Black Line Black with gold pearl
  • Black Swan Black with pearl

Extra Dimension Blush $27.50 (Limited Edition)

  • Sea Me, Hear Me Beige pink
  • Seduced at Sea Mid-tone neutral plum

Bronzing Powder $27.50 (Limited Edition Packaging)

  • Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl
  • Golden Muted golden tan-beige with shimmer

Extra Dimension Bronzer $33.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Aphrodite’s Shell Golden bronze with a touch of fine shimmer
  • Delphic Soft brick tan with a touch of fine shimmer


Nail Lacquer $17.50 (Limited Edition)

  • Submerged Dark teal chrome
  • Neptune Tarnished gold
  • Shimmerfish Sparkling aluminum

Brushes (Limited Edition)

  • 127 Split Fibre Face Brush $35.00
  • 233 Split Fibre Eye Shadow Brush $25.00

Makeup Bag $35.00 (Limited Edition)

The M∙A∙C Alluring Aquatic Makeup Bag, our chic, teal clutch, is elegantly accented with sheer water droplets. Its clear blue zipper pull reveals a sleek, matching interior, featuring translucent sides in luminous aqua blue. A M·A·C store exclusive.

Available Online May 15, 2014 (TODAY) at, North America
stores/counters on May 22, 2014 at all M·A·C locations.
International May 2014 at all M·A·C locations.

Let me know what did you purchase from this collection and what has been your favorite MAC collection release so far?

Stay Beautiful!!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Graftobian HD LuxeCashmere Setting Powder in Banana Cream Pie

Hello Divas & Gents,

I am currently trying out tons of products from my huge Birthday Haul in April and its so fun but at the same time. I need to really, really do a no buy.

So after watching Ashley Adams video on YouTube and Miss Lynn talk about highlighting and what products are great for highlighting vs. the famous Ben Nye Banana Powder, which I do have but I always feel like if there is something better. Try it out.

Graftobian HD LuxeCashmere Setting Powders are newly formulated from an ultra-fine ingredient base. Available in five shades, these powders are smooth and touchable, and will quickly mattify the skin to yield an ultra light and silky feel.

Banana Cream Pie is used to neutralize skin that has a tendency to have red or ruddy undertones. I recently used this product and love, love, love it. I am always learning to get better with my highlighting and this is a staple product in my collection now and I grab it now more than my Ben Nye Powder.

I purchased this product from Camera Ready Cosmetics for $17.99, the regular price is $22, you can also purchase this product from Nigel Beauty Emporium but on there site the price is $20.

I notice this leaves my concealer in place and looks great on camera without that white cast you see on a lot of celebrities and MUA. I think from all the hype Ben Nye has been receiving, the quality has changed a little. I haven't had any of my photos show the white cast but I always like a back-up.

They do offer tons of colors to choose from depending on your preference. Here is more information on each color.

Coconut Cream(translucent) is a neutral setting powder which will not change or dull colors.

French Silk is a translucent light powder, which works well to set light to light-medium skin tone makeups.

Pecan Pie is applied to set makeups on mid-tone brown skin.

Chocolate Mousse will set the richest of dark skin tones without making dark skin look "ashy" as can often result from using powder that is too light.

Banana Cream Pie is used to neutralize skin that has a tendency to have red or ruddy undertones. It will also add warmth to light and medium skin tones.

Have you been trying out new products lately, let me know what products are you using and what do you think?

Stay Beautiful!!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Boyz II Men At the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas

Hi Divas & Gents,

What a wonderful birthday celebration I had in April. My Husband and I always make a trip to Las Vegas, NV and this time. After we have seen most of the best shows Vegas has to offer. He surprised me with Boyz II Men tickets at the Mirage Hotel.

OMG, I have been a fan of this top selling music group for the past 22 years. Yes, I am giving up my age but 31 is looking good on me. I absolutely loved this show. The performance and the guys are amazing, I do follow Mr. Shawn Stockman on IG (shawnstockman) and Boyz II Men IG (boyziimenofficial); lots is going on with this guys and after 22 years. Personality, Character and Strong Black Men remain in the music industry. I have always admired this men for there hard work, ability to balance music, kids, charities, and family. Through all the trials and test this group has received they still remain Black Men and leading by example.

I don't want to give up tons of what the show has to offer but you laugh, cry, and laugh some more as the guys show there personality and you may catch Nathan Morris give a little smile. :)

You can purchase tickets to see this famous #1 selling group by clicking on the Link The Mirage Boyz II Men. I was able after the show to get a t-shirt and a nice reuseable tote. I can't wait to use my tote bag and rock my shirt. I have the perfect sneakers for this outfit.

If you ever get a chance I suggest you make plan to go see these man perform. My husband and myself said next time were are in Vegas we will go again, and again. Because I was finally able to see Boyz II Men, and there grown men now.

I have included photos below from the show and some personal photos of me after the show. After show I did have to come out of my heels 4 1/2 inches for a 2 1/2 show was fun but the show was over and I still looked cute in my dress from BCBG.

Let me know what is your favorite Male R & B Group.

Stay Beautiful,