Monday, January 28, 2013

Caribbean Beauty and Fashion Blogger Weekly Report

Happy Monday Loves,

I just wanted to share the  Caribbean Beauty and Fashion Blogger weekly report which will be  a new feature on my blog......

Roxanna at Foxy et al reviews L.A. Girl High Definition Concealer.

Keren at Keren Nicole gives us an easy way of removing glitter nail polish

Debbie and Shannon of Exotic You do the One Love Jamaican Tag

Jeneille of Beauti by Jinjer shares with us her favourite nudes for women of colour.

Jules at A Fashionista Named Jules rocks a Bohemian inspired dress that she made herself.

Stay Blessed 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Review -LA GIRL High Definition Concealer

On the quest to find a great lightweight concealer to use for highlighting I stumbled upon this HD Pro concealer from LA Girl in Half Way Tree, a quick search into  Google unveiled  that its a hidden gem/ cult favourite that can hold its own against high-end HD concealers.

Product Features-The LA Girl Pro High Definition Concealer is described as a crease resistant, lightweight concealer with a long wearing formula fortified with chamomile extract and vitamin C and E made to conceal dark circles and other imperfections.

Top Toffee
Bottom -Fawn 

Left-Right Toffee, Fawn

Overall Experience: As I mentioned I purchased this LA Girl Pro High Definition Concealer with the sole intention of using it for highlighting purposes therefore I had to get a shade that was  two shades  lighter than my natural skin tone, hence I got not one but two shades for good measure Fawn and Toffee,however  of the two I think  Fawn was the better shade  for me as it has a more yellow undertone than toffee. I have only positive things to say about this product,it is creamy yet lightweight and blends like beast, although it is lightweight it offers  significant coverage especially for the under eye area, not only does it cover but it brightens the under eye area which may be due to  the Vitamin C in the  formula which is  known for its brightening properties, another wonderful  aspect of this concealer is the brush tip applicator which facilitates easy and precise application and allows you to control the amount of product dispensed , not only is the concealer effective but it is long lasting and   extremely inexpensive costing approximately JA$250 each.

Picture taken with flash in artificial light

 LA Pro HD Concealer in Fawn  used to highlight under eye,bridge of nose, chin and centre of forehead then set with Ben Nye Banana Powder  whereas the rest of my face is the same as HERE with the exception of the finishing powder which was MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Deep Dark and the eye makeup which was achieved with  ELF  Brightening Eye Colour in butternut.

In conclusion I would definitely recommend this concealer  as the colour range is extensive ,the product is  effective, affordable and you know I am all  for budget - friendly effective products to increase my "fab factor".

Have you tried this concealer if so what do you think if not  will you give it a try?
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Perfect Little Black Dress....

Happy Sunday

The awards ceremony for the 2012 Jamaica Blog Awards was held yesterday. I wanted to look simple yet fabulous, therefore I decided to go for a little black dress (LBD) which I thought was girly, chic yet not excessive.This number was inspired by an Aqua Floyd skater dress but rather than purchasing this dress online and paying an arm and a leg in customs and shipping charges I chose the budget friendly route  and had it constructed by my talented  seamstress.

Dress- ( custom made)
Belt - Asos
Shoes- Shoedazzle
Purse - Purchased locally
This  is my idea of the perfect  little black dress whats yours ? 

 P.S Thanks to everyone who voted for my blog and congratulations to all the winners !!!

Thanks as always for Reading

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

My Favourite Looks from the 2013 Golden Globes...

Happy Sunday Everyone,

After watching the golden globes red carpet 2013 I would like to share with you my favourite looks on the carpet....

Julianne Hough in Monique Lhuillier
Amy Adams in Marcheasa

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad
Kerry Washington in Mui Mui

Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan
Katharine Mcphee in Theyskens' Theory

What do you think of my favourites and  who was your favourite on the red carpet?
Leave your comments below

Saturday, January 12, 2013

M.A.C Store....First Look

Hey Guys,

As you may know  MAC cosmetics is finally in Jamaica with the first store opening its doors in the Sovereign Mall  sometime  during the holiday season. I wanted to visit the store  in the early stages but I decided to wait  as a  few of  my friends advised that the store was  overcrowded and the waiting time to get assistance was a bit much  so they just left the store empty handed, and unimpressed, this was expected as the store was new at the time and it was near the peak of the shopping season.

My Experience : Since I work in the service industry I'm a stickler for excellent customer service and honestly the makeup artist (Stephanie) who assisted me did not disappoint, she was pleasant,welcoming and very helpful.The prices are more or less the same as the online store which is excellent considering the fact that M.A.C  is not a  cheap makeup brand.The products that were on my list to get was a mineralize skinfinish Natural and  one of the best selling lipsticks- Ruby Woo,I was a tad bit disappointed  though as Ruby Woo was out of stock, however I did manage to get the Skinfinish natural in Deep Dark.....

In conclusion I was  impressed with overall aesthetic of the store and very pleased with the overall service.
If you are new to makeup and would like a review on this product leave a comment below 
Thanks as always for reading

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Beauty Beat ... Could Your Phone be the Cause of Your Breakouts?

You cleanse and moisturize your  face everyday with your favourite acne products , change your pillow cases religiously, drink water by the gallons, and in essence baby your skin, nevertheless your face is  still subjected to breakouts especially along your cheek area, but have you ever  stop to think that your  precious smartphone could be the actual culprit ...think about it you take it everywhere with you,  put it on bathroom counters, store it with money at times and you spend the entire day "bbm-ing", "facebooking" ," instagramming", tweeting and texting  without a single thought of disinfecting this germ magnet.

 Studies show that cell phones can have ten times as much bacteria than a toilet seat and with that said here are some quick methods that can be utilized to disinfect your  phone daily....

1. The universal method  used to disinfect cellphone is with alcohol and a cotton pad.Ensure that the cotton pad is not soaking wet with alcohol but slightly damp to avoid damage to your device, when you do so don't forget to remove the case and wipe separately.

2. If you don't have alcohol at you immediate disposal the hand sanitizer that you carry around in your handbag is just as good because the active ingredient is alcohol, a few quick swipes and you have significantly reduced the bacterial content.

3. Witch Hazel is a natural disinfectant and I personally use this product as a toner in my skincare regime, so when  I am about to use it on my face I disinfect my phone in the process,  since I have incorporated this practice in my  skincare routine its highly unlikely that I will forget.

Hope you found this post helpful.
Thanks for Reading

Please remember to cast your vote HERE for my blog for the Jamaica Blog Awards 2012, you can vote once per day until January 14 2013.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Foxy Et Al is a Finalist....

Hey guys,

I'm elated to  announce that my blog is a finalist  in the Best Beauty and Fashion Category of the Jamaica Blog Awards 2012. I am  extremely grateful  for all my readers/visitors and the overall support . The voting process starts today and goes up to January 14,2013 and you can click HERE if you wish to cast your vote.

Thanks as always !!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Real Techniques Core Collection....

Hello Guys,

After hearing  countless positive reviews from everyone and their mother on the Real Techniques brushes  I decided to give them a try to see what the hype was really about....

Top Row from Left to Right-  Buffing Brush, Contour Brush  Bottom Row- Pointed Foundation Brush, Detailer Brush

Product Features: The Real Techniques Core Collection contains four brushes: the buffing brush, pointed foundation brush,  contour brush, detailer brush and a case which doubles as a stand. This  collection was  designed by youtube beauty guru Samantha Chapman with the aim of  creating a flawless base.

Overall Experience: These brushes are dense,soft yet extremely sturdy and are great for blending. My favourite out of the entire set has to be the contour  brush , as it is very precise and  fits right in the hollows of  my cheeks to give  the desired slimming effect.The other brushes are also of great quality as the pointed foundation brush is excellent for  under eye concealer application/highlighting and the buffing brush is slowly starting to give my ELF brush a run for its money.Overall around these brushes are excellent,  great quality for a great price and I definitely recommend them.

Have you tried  the Real Techniques Brushes?

Let me know what you think

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