Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Updated Address- www.glossandsticks.com

Please update all of your blog links. My new address is http://www.glossandsticks.com/. Please visit and follow via GFC, Networked Blogs, Hellocotton, and Bloglovin. Thanks for the support.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gloss and Sticks - My new blog

After doing some reflection about this blog and where I wanted to go with this blog. I decided to keep this as a personal blog about my daily life and interactions. I have moved my beauty blog to a new domain. The new site is Gloss and Sticks(www.glossandsticks.com). I am still working on this blog, so please be patient. If you follow this blog, please update and follow me at my new blog.

Thanks so much for your support.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Photo Shoot I Mentioned Last Week...

Below you will find some of the shots the photographer sent to me. Shout out to Mitch of Bridal Studio II Photography!

I'm hard on myself, I see some things I could have done differently. Anyway, enjoy! All comments are welcome. (Pic Heavy)

Happy Mother's Day!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day! I hope you all enjoyed your day. This is my first Mother's Day without both my mom or my grandmother. I lost them both last year. I am thankful for the time I had with them and the lessons about being a woman and a mother that they taught me. That is my little lady (Arrhia) in the picture above. I am shaking my head because I want to know what happened to my little baby. She tells me all the time, mommy I am eleven now. It does not matter, she is still my baby. LOL!

Again, Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Very First Photo Shoot As An Aspiring MUA

On last Saturday, I had the chance to do the make-up at a local photo shoot. I was asked by my friend who is a cosmetologist, if I would do the makeup of her model for some promotional posters for an upcoming hair and fashion show. I really enjoyed working on the photo shoot. Trust me it is very hard work. The following are some pics that I was able to snap behind the scenes. I cannot wait until I get the final pics(I will try to post a few of them later). Our model Muffin did a fantastic job!

Model Muffin getting ready to work the camera.

Model Muffin clowning behind the scenes.

Another shot of model Muffin in different hairstyle.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

DOTD(04/10/2010)- eShakti Smocked Floral Applique Maxi Dress

I purchased this dress for my BD trip to Turks and Caicos. I must first acknowledge that eShakti has very fast service. I had my dress 10 days after ordering, plus I had to have it customized for my height. I am really impressed with their service. It is made of cotton satin and came in a beautiful royal blue color with a white applique. The dress is well made and fully lined. I have since visited their site and now this dress comes in two additional colors, black with white applique and black with a red applique. The best thing about eShakti is their prices are affordable for customized clothing. I definitely recommend this site to all my plus size divas.

The white jacket is my own.

I also ordered an additional dress, but have not worn it. I will be doing a review on it in the future.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mini MAC Haul

A few weeks ago, I visited the MAC counter at my local Macys. I picked up a few goodies. I got items that I thought would look good on my skin while I am on vacation in Turks and Caicos for my BD next month.  Below are the pics and swatches of what I got.

Left to Right: Sweet as Cocoa Blush, Buddy Up Blush(from MAC's Too Fabulous collection)
Expensive Pink Eyeshadow

Swatches of blush below:
Top: Sweet as Cocoa
Bottom: Buddy Up

Top: Boy Bait Cremesheen Glass(from MAC's Too Fabulous collection)
Middle: Kumquat Lipglass(from MAC's Spring Colour Forecast 2 collection)
Bottom: Painterly Paint Pot

Swatches of Lipglasses below:
Left to right: Boy Bait, Kumquat

I also wanted the Ripe Peach Ombre Blush, Vintage Grape Ombre Blush, and Electric Fuschia Lipglass from MAC's Spring Colour Forecast collections but they were sold out. It is sold out online as well.

The Give Me Liberty of London Collection was on display also. I just was not moved to purchase anything from this collection, even though the packaging was really cute.

I have really been in an golden, bronzey, orangey(I know it is not a word, lol!), coral, neutral kind of mood. Therefore all of my purchases have been along that line lately. I am really pleased with my blush selections. They are really gorgeous on the skin. I just lubb(lol!) me some Sweet as Cocoa. Currently, my go to blush of the moment.