Motivational Monday: Faith Everywhere

Faith will get you everywhere just you wait.

Happy last Monday of 2013 :)

Beauty Talk: My Favorite Make up Brushes (Eyes)

Flat Shadow Brush Urban Decay $26.00
This brush came in my Naked palette. It comes in handy patting down shimmer eyeshadows evenly on the lid and to decreases the glitter/shimmer fallout.

Pencil Brush Crown Brush $2.37 (sale price)
I got this brush from the Makeup Show Orlando. This brush helps to precisely place shadow where you need it.

Crease Brush Crown Brush $1.91 (sale price)
I got this brush at the Makeup Show Orlando. This crease brush has soft bristles and helps blending crease colors with an ease.

Blending Brush Sephora Collection $20.00
I loveeee this brush. It blends shadow colors easily with a few strokes. 

Large Blender Make Up Forever $30.00 
This brush is so soft and does a great job blending. What sets this apart from other brushes is that the tip of the brush is tapered which helps get into corners of the eye.


Motivational Monday: Shoes Speak

Shoes Speak Louder Than Words.

Happy Monday :)

Beauty Talk: My Favorite Make Up Brushes (Face)

Pro Stippling (Old) Sephora Collection Pro $35.00
When I apply my liquid foundation I love using a Stippling brush because it builds up coverage in even natural layers. This brush doesn't shed like a poodle either which is a plus!
(The brush I have pictured above was redesigned to the new black pro brushes click the link above.)

Small Stipple Elf $3.00
The small stipple is a go to brush when i am applying concealer or a highlight underneath my eye. The brush is soft and blends product with an ease.

Natural Powder (Old) Sephora $38.00
I use this powder brush for multiple things. It is a powder brush so I use it to apply my powder foundations. Also I use this brush for applying my setting powder and I can even use this brush to throw on blush and bronzer. The shape of this brush is domed which makes it so versatile. 
(The brush I have pictured above was redesigned to the new silver brushes click the link above.)

Face Contour (Old) Sephora $30.00
This contour brush is small and easy to apply contour powder to give me a Kim K contour. lol
(The brush I have pictured above was redesigned to the new silver IT brushes click the link above.)

Mineral Powder Sephora $24.00
This brush is amazing. The bristles are soft but not dense to give a blended even application. I also use this powder brush for liquid foundations.

Airbrush Concealer Sephora $24.00
This concealer brush perfectly blends concealer over blemishes or dark spots with an ease. 

This picture was taken Saturday before work. It was raining and I decided it was a great time to have a selfie photo shoot. lol
Products Used:
Prep: Eyes- Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer, Korres Anti Aging Face Primer, Becca Stay Matte Primer (in my T-zone)
Eyes: Lid- Too Faced Gold E/S(forgot the name) Stila Magnificent Metal in Vintage Black Gold
Crease-MAC Brown Script and Carbon Brows- MAC Spiked
Face: Foundation- Make Up Forever HD #178,  Highlight- Clinique Concealer in Nutmeg, Mac Double Definition Contour- MAC Blunt Setting Powder- Make Up Forever Setting Powder
Lips: Sephora Lip Stain in Dark Berry

This post contains some products sent as gratis from companies and products I purchased with my own money. This is my honest review of each product.This post does not represent the views of my employer or affiliated brands. 


Motivational Monday: The Best of My Life

I'm gonna make the rest of my life, the best of my life.

Stop living in the past. Stop thinking 'could of, would of, or should of'. Make an effort from this day forward that you will be great and speak greatness into existence in your life. 

Have a Great Monday!!!


Red Carpet: American Music Awards 2013

Kendall Jenner was my favorite look of the night she rocked it in a winter white Keepsake dress and paired it with Manolos, Naya Rivera rocked a sleek black Michael Kors gown, and Ciara did it wearing J. Mendel sheer gown.

Miley Cyrus in Versus by Versace

Rihanna in 

Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford

Nicole Richie in Emilio Pucci

I love One Direction in this black and grey casual cool look.

What Red Carpet look did you love?

Trend: Clash of the Tartan

What is Tartan?
A pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. Tartan is often called plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory, or a plain ordinary blanket such as one would have on a bed. (Source Wikipedia) 

Clash of the Tartan

Clash of the Tartan by myclothesmind on Polyvore

Check out how other bloggers rock their tartan plaid trend below...

The Daileigh

Motivational Monday: The Struggle

The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

Life isn't easy. Keep pushing keep going. 
Happy Monday


Motivational Monday: Time & Pressure

"God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too."
-Rick Warren


Trend: Fall Whites (Elle Women in Hollywood 2013)

(Joy Bryant, Ashley Madekwe, Naya Rivera, Kat Graham, Darby Stanchfield, Meagan Good)

These ladies looked stunning at the Elle Women in Hollywood event. I think my favorite look is Naya Rivera wearing a plunging sleek jumpsuit from Pamella Roland's Spring '13 collection. See you can wear white after labor day! People can get hung up on these fashion rules. It is time to break all the rules this Fall and rock White. 

Tips On Wearing Whites this Fall:
  • Layer it up
  • Accessorize
  • Opt for a Bold Lipstick
  • Add a splash of color
  • Own your style!


Motivational Monday: Move your feet

"Why ask God to guide your footsteps, if you're going to be afraid to move your feet..."

Happy Monday!! Start your week off right by keeping faith and believing.


Clutch Moves

Getting dressed to go out you have to find the perfect outfit, accessories, and shoes. *sigh* Oh the maintenance. The one thing I lack in my wardrobe is a trendy statement clutch. So I did a little web browsing for a new clutch. I like them all I cannot pick just one! Check out the trendy clutch moves below.

Beautysets - Clutch Moves

Clutch Moves
River Island, Asos, ASOS



Motivational Monday: Style

Create your own style.. Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
-Anna Wintour

I love when friends or family tell me about their trip to the mall and they saw something that was "so me".  I always thought to myself what is "so me".  I have realized we each have an individual stylized identity. The best feeling is wearing an outfit and feeling comfortable in your own skin and not debating whether your doing the most or following fads. So create your style today, be unique, and Happy Monday :)


TGIF: Check the Links

Happy Fridayyyy!!! While you all enjoy your weekend check the Links I am loving below.

Try a new recipe Cajun cabbage Sausage by Lindsey Adams
Find the perfect red wine using tips from Cupcakes and Cashmere
Fall in love with fashion style of Denim on Denim and Cut Different from The Daileigh
Learn how to wear a leather skirt to work with WhoWhatWear
Check out the neat organization in MimiG closet


Beauty Talk: My Fall Beauty Wishlist

This time every year many beauty brands offer the best beauty sets and gift sets for the holidays.Working at Sephora doesn't make it easier. I compiled a list of my Top 10 Fall Beauty items. I know I won't get everything on my list unless Santa magically hooks it up this year. lol

Beautysets - My Top 10 Fall Beauty Wishlist


Motivational Monday: Past & Future

Your going through a lot because God is setting you up for something greater than your mind can't even imagine.

Author Unknown
Source: Instagram 

I posted this quote on Instagram yesterday and it really hit home with a couple of my followers. Trouble doesn't last always. I know we are all human so it is easier said than done. I realized one problem I face when things don't go my I shut down, I lose focus, and become impatient. I'm working daily to just 'Let go and Let God'. I remember a few Sundays ago Pastor Clark  spoke on the topic God's answer to indecision. In the sermon what stuck out to me was his point that we must trust God when we don't understand. 


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Motivational Monday: Dream in color

"Dream in color, wake up to a blank canvas, then paint your life with all the color your heart desires."
-Keri Hilson

Beauty Talk: July Skin Care Favorites

Dr Brandt Pore No More $45.00
This primer really minimizes pores and helps combat oil. 

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel $12.00 
I noticed after using this often my skin felt smoother. I paired this cleanser with my clarisonic. It gets rid of makeup and it is also a gentle exfoliant.

Peter Thomas Roth Firm Fx Peeling Gel $48.00
This Gel peel and exfoliates away dead skin and reveals a brighter complexion. 

Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Brightening Serum $85.00
I have been using this serum every night and I have really seen brightening and tightening with my complexion. 

Body Shop Sea Weed Moisturizer $16.50
This mattifying moisturizer is amazing for the summer. Not to thick or greasy. 

Body Shop Sea Weed Purifying Face Cleanser $14.50
This cleanser washes off all of my makeup and helps tame oil control.

What are some of your Skin Care Favorites???

This post contains products sent as gratis from companies. This is my honest review of each product.

Style Diary: Printed Shorts

Printed Shorts

Soaked in Luxury v neck top
$92 - welikefashion.com

Black tee
$6.06 - selectfashion.co.uk

Stella mccartney

Boohoo wedge heels

Givenchy leather sandals

Michael Kors stainless steel bracelet
$270 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Ela stone
$495 - monnierfreres.co.uk

Dorothy Perkins gold necklace