Bold, Bright Spring Lips!

Decided to get out of my comfort zone in CVS yesterday and buy a product I often neglect…good ol’ lipstick. I have never considered myself much of a lipstick girl but I have lusted after MAC’s Candy Yum Yum for many months now. However I wasn’t ready to commit to the $18 price tag just yet…baby steps! So I opted for a dupe instead and am quite satisfied indeed. What do y’all think? The shade is Rose Hip by Milani. 💄💋

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The Makeup Experience

Hey y’all! Long time no blog. I know this is everyone’s excuse but I have been so crazy busy! Between work, the class I picked up, and life I just haven’t had time to post anything for you dolls. However, today I have something I think is both interesting and exciting to share with you. One of the things I had the opportunity to do during my action packed weekend was voluteer my time as a model at a makeup academy here in Dallas. It was an awesome experience and I would definitely do it again! The class I modeled for was called The Makeup Experience. It is a two day class for beginning Makeup Artists offered at Elan Makeup Studio . The class covers basic makeup application, corrective techniques, product knowledge, ect. If you live in or are visiting the Dallas area and are interested in the course please check out their website at elanmakeup.com. If you are interested in modeling you can check them out on Facebook and Twitter as well; I also received a $100 gift certificate for products of my choice from the studio! I have posted a couple of photos below from my two days at Elan. My makeup came out beautiful and the intstructor and students were very friendly and personable! It was such a joy to be around like-minded people who love makeup and the beauty industry as much as I do.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post and I swear I am going to better about updating! Please comment below, and don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel for tutorials, reviews, and more!
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Liebster Nomination

Hey y’all! So I am super excited that I was nominated for a Liebster Award! If you don’t know about the award, it’s basically a chance for “new” bloggers to gain a bit of exposure and network with other bloggers. I was nominated by Ashley @ All That Glitters. If you haven’t read her blog then get there now…she is amazing! Anyway I have listed the rules below and nominated 10 of my fellow bloggers. It is supposed to be 11 but it was hard for me to find others with under 200 followers! Some of you ladies are really loved and that is fantastic! If you think of an 11th nominee for me or if you yourself would like my 11th slot…please comment below! Hope everyone is having a great day!

If you are nominated and choose to accept, here are the steps you must follow:
– Tell 11 things about yourself
– Answer 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
– Come up with 11 questions for the bloggers you wish to nominate
– Nominate 11 bloggers (Remember: Under 200 followers!)
– Notify them that they have been nominated!

11 Random things about Me:
1. I HATE ketchup! Love tomatoes…despise ketchup. 
2. My natural hair color is jet black. 
3. My favorite color is pink, but when I was little I used to say it was green because pink “wasn’t cool”. 
4. I have always been a girly girl, but I love action movies, suspense thrillers, and super heroes.
5. When I was little I wasn’t allowed to watch the Ninja Turtles.
6. I once through a fit in a department store over patent leather, pink, dress shoes…I was 5.
7. I have no tattoos, and 3 piercings including my ears.
8. I have never broken a bone.
9. I bit my nails all the way up to senior year in high school.
10. I am a Trekkie (cannot stand Star Wars)…Jean Luc Picard = Love
11. I love 80s movies, and I used to have a crush on Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) when I was little.
Ashley’s Questions for Me!:
1. Who do you most admire?
My mother, she is the toughest cookie I know! And my grandma…someone I could only wish to be like.
2. What did you want to be when you grew up? Is this still the same?
A teacher, and in a lot of ways yes. I hope that I can still “teach” people something everyday even if I am not in a classroom. 
3. What was your motivation to start blogging?
I love writing! I’ve blogged for years but just started to take things to the next level. I feel like I have a message to convey and hope it is getting across on my blog. 
4. What is your 2013 New Year’s resolution?
To write a book, and hopefully be published.
5. Flats or heels?
Heels all the way!
6. What is one thing you have to have on you at all times?
My phone…I feel naked without it.
7. By the age of 50, what do you hope to have accomplished?
I hope to have touched the lives of many! (In a good way of course)
8. What is one of your biggest flaws?
I can be negative at times…really working on that. 
9. Now what do you like most about yourself?
I am resilient…not much keeps me down long term. 
10. Writing or photography?
Writing of course!
11. Whose life would you want to live for a day?
Mariah Carey’s…would love to step into the shoes of a diva for a day!
My 11 Nominees:
1. Gillian @ Glam Up Everyday
2. Michelle @ Beauty Thugs
3. Lauren @ Keys to Anywhere
4. Carie @ Oh Snap It’s Carie
5. Courtney @ Yeah Another Makeup Blog
6. The Pink Mate Project
7. Amber @ Girl With Drive
8. Rosalyn @ My Fancy Pants
9. Casey @ The Heart of Dixon
10. Simmy @ Closet Fix
11. ???
My questions for my nominees:
1. What was your favorite memory of 2012?
2. What is your guilty pleasure?
3. What is your greatest strength?
4. Do you get along with your mom? If not, why?
5. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
6. Beauty product you can’t live without?
7. What celebrity do wish they would just STOP talking about all the time? 
8. Where do you draw inspiration for you blog?
9. What bloggers’ blog do you check everyday no matter what?
10. Favorite YouTuber?

11. Favorite social pastime?

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NYE Rose Gold Beauty

Hola dolls! Checkout my latest video! I know I said I wouldn’t be doing many tutorials but I couldn’t resist! Hope you all have a happy New Year! Thank you so much for your support in 2012. I am looking forward to bringing y’all some new and exciting content in 2013! 💋

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FOTD: Gunmetal Eyes

Hola dolls! Been really busy lately but I wanted to share an eye look with you guys. I played around with some grey and silver tones this morning and the results came out so festive for the holidays! Hope you enjoy!

Base: NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Pots & Pans
Lid: Urban Decay Pistol
Crease: bluish silver color in the Stila Fiji palette (see photo – directly below the royal blue)
Transition: Urban Decay Verve
Browbone: Urban Decay Foxy
Waterline: NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Pots & Pans
Mascara: L’oreal Telescopic in Carbon Black

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Prime Bar/OOTN

Hola amigos! Sorry that I didn’t get a post up for you guys sooner. I went to Prime Bar last night in the Uptown Dallas area and it was an ok experience. The music was pretty good but it was a bit too crowded for my taste. Not some place I would recommend if you want to mingle with people or shake your booty on the dance floor…lol. Also, the drinks are over priced! I know we are in a recession but $9 for a whiskey sour! 😮 All in all not some place that gets the Girl Friday seal of approval. If you visit Dallas definitely check out some of Uptown’s other offerings. There is a bar around the corner called The Concrete Cowboy and I haven’t been but it looked like a lot more fun than Prime Bar. Could be in my next review! Stay tuned!

Shirt: JC Penney; Brand = Weavers
Pants: Express Stella Jean Leggings
Blazer: Express
Ring: Maurice’s (maurices.com)
Bracelet: Virginia’s Boutique (virginiasboutique.com)

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OOTD/FOTD

Hola! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Went shopping yesterday so I’ll have a “Haul”lelujah post for you guys tomorrow!

Top: Styles for Less
Jeans: Levi’s Too Super Low Skinnies
Boots: Soda from Wink boutique
Bracelets: Styles for Less/Target
Watch: Anne Klein
Rings: Styles for Less

On my face: Makeup Forever Mat Velvet foundation shade 35, Avon Magix primer, Maybelline’s Fit Me concealer in Cafe, Mary Kay blush in Very Berry
Eyes: NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Milk on the lid and waterline, Pink and Ivory colors from Avon 12 shadow palette, Mary Kay mineral shadow in Coal, Maybelline’s Studio Precise liner, L’oreal Telescopic mascara.
Brows: Ardell brow pencil in brown
Lips: NYX Megashine lip gloss in Sugar Pie

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OOTD|Saturday!!

Dress|Vintage from the late 80s (used to be my Mom’s) The brand is Bonnie Evans: Cool story on the brand can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/06/business/06evans.html
Belt|Forever 21
Shoes|Anne Michelle

PS…I went shopping yesterday and I will have a short haul post for you guys later. 🙂

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Model Behavior

Happy Sunday everyone! I have to say that I have not left my apartment all weekend and it has been bliss. I didn’t know how badly I needed to loaf until I was given the opportunity to do so. It has been raining all weekend here in Dallas. In fact, I am just now seeing a bit of sunshine peeping through the clouds. Despite my uneventful weekend, a lot has been going on. I don’t know if I have shared this with all of you, but in addition to being an awesome Girl Friday at the Army and Air Force Exchange, I am also an Ad and Fit model for the Softlines division. It is loads of fun and I have been grateful and fortunate to have the experience.
                Last month we shot a short ad for the autumn, misses line. It was the coolest thing. We went all around Dallas shooting, and everything was captured with a tiny GoPro camera. If you’ve never heard of a GoPro…Google them! They are awesome and so compact. The camera was attached to the end of a hula hoop that I am the other models jumped through, like a jump rope, while film was rolling. It was over 90 degrees that day and we were wearing autumn apparel, blazing hot but so much fun! We were recently posted to YouTube and I have included the video below so you guys can check it out. (I am the one with the Afro…lol!)
                About two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of shooting another Exchange ad with the lovely Steven Kemble. Steven is a Dallas based fashion, lifestyles, and event guru. For those of you who live in Dallas you may have heard him on 103.7 Lite FM. He was amazing! One of the most fun, energetic persons I have ever been around. He did the Exchange a huge favor by making an appearance in our ad. He graciously agreed to do so even though he was running off to another shoot with D Magazine the same day. 
                I am not thinking of changing careers just yet, but I am so glad I get to participate in these things. It makes for one hell of an upgrade on my resume! Hope all of you have had a wonderful weekend.
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