Monday, November 17, 2014

Makeup Monday: Glam Makeup Brushes Designed By Alexis Bittar


Last month I twitted about celebrity jewelry designer Alexis Bittar limited edition makeup brush for Sephora Collection. The glamxuirous 3 piece collection is called Liquid Gold which features a Beauty Brush Set, a Travel Wrap, and Compact Mirror. 

No matter how I describe this 24k karat gold plated ferrules, Swarovski crystals and lucite acrylic handle this decadent collection you have to see it for yourself. It's GORGEOUS! Definitely a fancy piece to sit on your vanity. Image all the beautiful makeup looks you can create with these luxurious brushes. Ladies, if your looking for something to treat yourself to, I suggest this stunning collection. Alexis definitely created brushes with high end women in mind. Guess what, I am putting this collection on my wish list.





ALEXIS BITTAR LIQUID GOLD: BEAUTY BRUSH + TRAVEL WRAP $58.00


ALEXIS BITTAR LIQUID GOLD: COMPACT MIRROR $42.00


ALEXIS BITTAR LIQUID GOLD: BEAUTY BRUSH SET + STAND $175.00

This Set Contains:
 
- Pointed powder brush 
- Angled blush brush 
- Eye shadow brush 
- Smudge brush 
- Angled liner brush 
- Display stand




Friday, November 14, 2014

Beauty: Glamour Magazine Event From The Eyes Of A Makeup Artist


I looked forward to this night with L'OREAL Paris and Glamour Magazine because it's an assignment that I get to not just do hair and makeup but I get to be in the presence of many outstanding women. 

Tonight I bring you with me to see what I experienced when I step foot in Carnegie Hall. When I walked into the green room right behind the stage the first person I layed eyes on was Anna Wintour and the first person that sat in my makeup chair was Shonda Rhimes. Can I just say I was crying in the inside, thanking god for this opportunity. After that everything else was a blur so I'm glad I have these pictures for proof that I was there. Because of my lupus I now suffer with pleurisy. Hours before the event I was suffering with my lungs, my chest cavity was inflammed. Fluid leaked causing these horrible chest pains. I took 3 ibuprofen in head to the city from Connecticut. I sat on the train for 2hrs, I talked to god to asked him to allow me to make it to the event safe with no more pain. Guess what...I made it!


























Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Makeup: Sephora High Gloss Lips On A Budget


Diamonds are not the only best friend of a girl. A high shine lip gloss with a glassy finish that will make you feel like a Victoria Secret model walking the runway is. I found 6 shades from the Sephora Collection that will give you a bombshell high pigmented slick shiny wet look. Some of the colors will even give you a shimmery glitter effect. The best part of these glamxurious lip glosses are that they are only $12.00 

Now your selfie ready...

Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss

02 - Royal Icing - clear with white and silver shimmer

11 - Pink Macaroon - sheer candy pink

21 Candy Mix - very sheer peach with iridescent glitter

26 Creme Brule - vanilla beige with iridescent shimmer

27 Candy Necklace - opalescent light pink with iridescent shimmer

31 Marquisette - clear with yellow gold glitter


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lupus Problems: Had To Get Reading Glasses Due To Scleritis


Today I got the news that I have to wear reading glasses. I was told by my doctors that I could develop Scleritis (light sensitivity, tearing & blurred vision) with lupus but I was in denial. Every week when I go to the doctor I would read the eye chart and it was a challenge the last few weeks. 

When I'm doing makeup I can see everything but when I have to look at the words on the packaging it's been hard. It's very difficult when using my iphone, laptop and when I'm working on my book.


I had enough temper tantrum's about it, I know I need them because it's been hard faking that I can read anything and I can't stretch my arms out anymore when looking at my phone or lipsticks. For now I'm trying these glasses out and I have some eye solutions and more pills...antibiotics. So it is what it is...I don't look to bad with them, right.



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Skin Care: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate


I was very ecstatic when I received a complimentary bottle of Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate. Last week I met a rep from Shiseido who shared with me information about their new state of the art product. I walked away with a great tip about the product. First, it's not a serum and it will enhance your naturally beautiful skin back to to its youthfulness. What a great treat for any woman who love luxe beauty products that bring radiance to their complexion. In one week I was told you will see your skin glowing and in four weeks you will see the skin firming and improving. The product can be used with your other skin regimen to boost their benefit. 

Just apply a pea sized drop 2 times a day after cleansing and before serum and watch the power of Ultimune enhance your skin. Starting tonight I'll be treating my face back to it's greatest beauty potential.

1oz                 $65.00
1.69oz            $95.00

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Beauty Expert: Getting Ready To Talk Fall Skincare On NBC Connecticut


Being a beauty expert is something that I have been working on for some time now. I got the itch of being a beauty expert when I spoke on stage at OPRAH O You event in ATL a few years back with L'OREAL Paris. 

This morning I was getting hair & makeup ready because I'm doing a beauty segment on air at NBC Connecticut WVIT-TV. My segment is with the gorgeous and talented Kerri-Lee Mayland. I will be speaking about key components to keeping skin healthy and glowing throughout the fall season. 

The beauty items that I will be spotlighting on NBC Connecticut are: 
L'OREAL Paris Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil $26 at most CVS Stores
The Body Shop Aloe Gentle Exfloxiation $15 Body Shop
Masque Bar Brightening Sheet Mask $9.99 at Target
Zapzyt Pore Acne Gel $7.47 at Walmart


Waiting on the car to pick me up
Heading to the news station...feeling a little tired
Checked in...got my pass
Somebody messed up it was suppose to read: Beauty Expert & Celebrity Makeup Artist
Great shot of my Trina Turk necklace...talking about Masque Bar Brightening Sheet Mask
Chatting with Kerri-Lee Mayland about the products
I was saying to myself,,,WOW shes really pretty