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Makeup Monday: Drama

Today’s look was inspired by this colorful sequined shirt that I picked up from Ashley Stewart. This shirt features my favorite phrase for the past 10 years, “no more drama.” When husband said we were heading out for some Saturday errands I decided to throw this on with some jeans and blingy sandals. The shirt definitely catches the eye and I thought the makeup should too.

On the eyelids I placed a light coat of turquoise eye shadow and a bit of fuchsia in the crease. Then, I finally enhanced the look with a hint of black and dark purple on the outer edge. All shadows used are from the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette which I received for Christmas.

To take this look to the next level I added a mix of turquoise, green, and silver holographic glitter eyeliners over the lid. All of the glitter eyeliners used to enhance this look are from NYX Cosmetics and BH Cosmetics which can be purchased online or in various makeup retail stores.

This look is all about the drama so I added a full strip lash from Kiss. Then I piled on the mascara for the top and lower lash lines.

Usually when my eyes are super busy I stray away from using a pigmented lipstick. But since we are going for the drama I opted for Mac’s Viva Glam Miley to set off this look.

The best part about this colorful creation is that even though during the day it looked good, at night time it looked grand! Hubby and I enjoyed our date and no drama, other than my makeup, happened that day.

Make this week drama-free,

Ta’Neisha K.

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Makeup Monday: All About the Eyes

Today’s makeup look features some new goodies that I received for my birthday. I’m thinking of doing a whole video later on to show you everything that I received. But for today, let’s talk about this palette that has made my eyes pop like never before.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette is a recent clearance purchase from Sephora. For today’s eyeshadow look I used Throne (center), Obsidian (outer v), Saturn (transition), Parallel (transitiom), and Pyramid (inner). These colors provided a smoky outside and gleaming inner corner.

I finished the eyes with tons of mascara, black liquid liner on the top, and a dark brown tight line on the bottom. I also added Osiris under my eyes for extra dimension.

Next up for this look is the cheeks that are always blushing because I’m in love with Kevin. But, I think that Love Thing by Mac is also a reason for the rosy color.

My lips are featuring a new gloss by Anastasia as well called St. Topez . This is a gorgeous pearl pink with gold shimmer added. When lightly applied, it complimented the look perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed a quick look at this face of the day. It feels good to be able to get all glammed up with high quality, clearance priced makeup. Even without the added lashes my eyes still popped and I receive compliments all day.

Though the Prism palette is no longer available at Sephora online, you might be able to catch it on clearance in store or at a different retailer.

Make this week glamorous,

Ta’Neisha K.

Makeup May! Sweet Spring FOTD

Happy Makeup May and welcome to my first Makeup Monday!

Over the years I have tried my best to sprinkle in some of my favorite beauty items and reviews. Now, I think it is time for much more makeup! To start off Makeup May I wanted to share a recent face of the day (FOTD).

This look is my go to, Liner, Lashes, & Lips from my mommy makeup series. The entire looks usually takes me 5-10 minutes at most, depending on whether I define my brows and add lashes. The whole process includes primer, foundation or bb cream, and setting my face with powder. If I have an extra two minutes I might highlight with concealer and bake while doing the next step.

For the liner portion of this look, I combined Wet N Wild blue liquid and black glitter fantasy maker liner. I applied the blue liner first and immediately added the glitter eyeliner to it. This gave me the dark navy line with a hint of sparkle. The fantasy maker items are only sold during October but they do sell another black glitter eyeliner all year.

Usually, the lashes only include mascara but I occasionally add falsies for flare. Today was definitely a flare day! Currently, my favorite lashes are the Wispy style by Broadway. These lashes add flare and I love how they aren’t perfect like natural lashes. These add great length, are very inexpensive, and extremely lightweight.

On my cheeks, I did add so glow with a few swipes of highlight and blush. Today’s blush is a mix of the darker colors in the BH Cosmetics Professional Blush – 10 Color Blush Palette. I always tap into several colors when using this palette. I used the Wet N Wild Mega Glo Loose Highlighting Powder to brighten up my T-zone.

Finally, on my lips, I’m wearing LA Colors Oh So Shiny lip color in the shade Radiant. I picked up the entire set of these lippies from eBay. I love that they are shiny because I was a bit over the matte phase. These lipsticks add sheen and glow to your perfect pout.

To see how I throw together a similar Liner, Lashes, and Lips look watch my recent video.

Hope you enjoyed this look!

Make Makeup May marvelous,

Ta’Neisha K.

Orly Color Pass Subscription Review

Today I want to share with you an awesome gift that I received from my husband approximately one year ago. The Orly Color Pass nail polish subscription service was given to me by my family for Mother’s Day 2017.

With the Color Pass, you receive a nail polish subscription box once each quarter. Each box features the newest collection released from Orly as well as awesome freebies and occasionally uses. Over this year the extra bonuses included hair scrunchie, makeup primer, makeup setting spray, jewelry, a purse, and so much more. Orly has also included various base coats, top coats, nail jewels, striping tape, and a nail polish bottle holder.

Since being a subscriber for a year here are the pros:

  • Shipping has been phenomenal! The package arrives within 3 business days.
  • Company communication is quick! They answered all my questions in a timely manner and sent shipping notifications for each package.
  • The goodies are great! Yes, the box only comes quarterly but the polishes and gifts are worth waiting for.

The only cons from the subscription were some of the colors throughout the year were similar. Each collection unnecessarily included a variation of a nude frost color. I definitely didn’t need four extremely similar colors.

Overall my year using the Orly Color Pass subscription has been a good one. I’m still debating on whether or not I will renew since I have a lot of polishes already. If you’re interested in trying out this nail polish box then be sure to search for a coupon code.

Make this week colorful,

Ta’Neisha K.

Perfect Pout 💋 (Lip Scrubs)

I wanted to share a staple lip product that I’ve been using for a few years.  This lip scrub has surpassed others because it is extra coarse and the finely milled ingredients are able to truly smooth your lips during the harsh winter season.  I enjoy sugar scrubs and use those daily but once a week (twice in the winter) I prefer the Beauty Treats Walnut Lip Scrub. I love the consistency of the product, being that you get more exfoliation from it, and the cost can’t be beat.  


You can purchase the Beauty Treats Walnut Lip Scrubs from your local beauty supply and various online retailers.  Currently the price ranges from $2-$4 individually or as a four piece set for $7-$9.  The Beauty Treats Sugar Scrubs retail for $1-$3 individually or $6-$9 as a set.

I hope you enjoyed this quick look at some great lip scrubs. If store bought isn’t your thing, then I have a quick DIY for you. You can create your own organic lip scrubs with items you already have in your kitchen.  Just use sugar or salt, an oil of your choice,  and some essential oil or extract for fragrance. You can get the ingredients list and see this quick process in my DIY LIP SCRUB tutorial video. 


Here’s to having the perfect pout all year long!  (And here’s to sweet kisses with the ones you love.)

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K.