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. 


Metallic Halo Eyeshadow & FOTD

Halo Eye for IG

I am definitely an Urban Decay fan! I love the quality of their products and how well they work on all complexions.  My makeup collection is filled with Urban Decay makeup so it was only fitting that husband bought me their newest holiday palette, Heavy Metals.  In this recent YouTube video you can find swatches and my detailed review.

For a bit of added fun, I created this holiday look featuring eyeshadows from the Lorac Mega Pro 4 palette and the Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette.  I also included details on my foundation and glowing highlight in the face of the day video.


Enjoy this holiday season,

Ta’Neisha K.


Let’s Review It: Lorac Mega PRO 4 Palette

Prior to my no buy, I purchased a few makeup items and I wanted to share a quick review of each one.  Today you can see a close up and swatches of the Lorac Mega Pro 4 palette along with my review via this recent YouTube video.



This Lorac palette definitely has lots of color options to choose from and I am glad to have it in my collection.  With the holiday season upon us, be sure to wait for a coupon code before you purchase any new makeup.  I know you want the new products in your hand but I promise it will be worth the wait and worth the money saved in the end.

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Be sure to check out Lorac’s Instagram for close up swatches on various complexions.  You can also see various looks by searching #megapro4 from makeup artists, busy moms, and makeup lovers around the globe.

Have a grand week,

Ta’Neisha K.

Massive Makeup Declutter

#Random Over the past few months I’ve given away 35 lbs of makeup and 17 lbs of nail polish.  My polish collection was cut down tremendously but my makeup collection doesn’t look like it has been touched.  😕 However, after Christmas I’ve set a goal to be back down to one drawer stand instead of 2.  Either way, Kevin is surprised because I passed it on WITHOUT replenishing, which has NEVER happened in our 9 years and 363 days of marriage. Like, NEVER, ever, ever!

This massive declutter came about after realizing that I wasn’t enjoying makeup anymore. I only do a full face on the weekends so for 2 days a week, I don’t need all of that stuff.  I also decided that I wasn’t going to buy anymore unless it was a necessity. I had a horrible habit of  overbuying what I like and I needed to be set free. Self-control, come through ASAP!!!

Said all that to say, never underestimate the power of the purge.  This year I went into EXTREME mode with the household declutter but, I’m so glad I did it.  Only a few more things to sort through and I will be done.  The energy  (don’t let the word scare you, I’m still saved) in our house feels so much better!  I feel so much better and not obligated to consume every new thing that comes on the market.  Again, I have self-control!

This month my feature on the Homeschooling With Heart blog speaks on our homeschool purge and I hope it also encourages you.  You can also read more about my household declutter process via this previous blog post.

So, let me slide this “no buy” in as an early anniversary gift for my husband.  So, I WILL NOT PURCHASE another beauty product until I RUN COMPLETELY OUT of what I currently have.  I plan on going forth with this no buy from November 1, 2017 until June 2018.  During this time, my goal is to REMOVE THE EXCESS so I can effectively and efficiently use what I already have.  

I implore every reader to declutter before the end of the year.  Go through your life and declutter toxic or unnecessary relationships, bad habits, and negative thoughts while you conquer the closets.  Allow God to guide you through a true cleaning session and I promise you will not regret it. Remember, your home is a living space, not a storage space.

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K 

Today, I Need Some Encouragement 

Last month, my family endured a devastating loss and after all we’ve endured, rest is definitely needed. Usually, I’ve prepared my monthly blog posts well in advance but right now, my mind is all over the place.  I am typing this completely worn out at 1:00 am CST in our hotel suite.  My family is resting after a long two weeks and I think tonightI will FINALLY get a long overdue 8 hours of sleep.  I look forward to coming back in September with a tribute to our family member and some great series but until then, enjoy these reposts and recent videos. 

This week I needed some encouragement so check out my recent video about the covering of God and check out the blog post by clicking this fantastic hyperlink.

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K. 

The ULTIMATE Brow Blog

This post is your all in one stop for everything that has to do with grooming, filling in, and shaping your eyebrows.  I have several product review and tutorials that I’ve filmed over the years so sit back, eat your favorite snack, and enjoy this ULTIMATE brow blog.


Brow blog 1

EYEBROW GROOMING for me is extremely simple.  I just apply some razorless cream shave to certain areas while my brows are filled in and wipe off the product after three to five minutes.  You can learn about this product via my detailed review and my updated brow grooming routine videos.



FILLING IN MY BROWS varies depending on the look I’m going for and the amount of time I have to apply my makeup.  Sometimes the fill in process takes three minutes and other times it takes ten minutes but that is only when I am going for a super detailed full face.  Here are a few tutorials featuring some of my favorite eyebrow products and methods.

Perfect Beginner Tutorial


e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit


Reverse Method (applying concealer and then filling in)


Wet n Wild Eyebrow Mascara


Hopefully you were able to pick up some new tips or reminded of things you used to do that worked well for your eyebrow routine.  I’m not saying every makeup application has to have pristine eyebrows HOWEVER, I do believe that taking an extra minute to fill them in doesn’t hurt.  You can see me complete a FULL FACE featuring the popular “no makeup, makeup look” in this tutorial and the eyebrow portion only took one minute.


If you missed something and don’t feel like scrolling back up, you can just click this hyperlink which will open up an ULTIMATE YouTube playlist in you BROWser.


Make this week BROW-tastic,

Ta’Neisha K.

My 4 Go-To Makeup Looks

Makeup has become one of my favorite hobbies and I definitely enjoy collecting cute pieces, perfecting application on myself, and applying it to others. Now of course nothing is more comfortable than a fresh face; however, I love to simply enhance my own beauty with some key looks.  I also enjoy the smile and priceless reaction from women when I give them the perfect “beat” face.  So here are my four quick and go-to makeup looks along with examples via recent tutorial and/or face of the day (fotd) video.

4 Go-To Makeup Looks 1

This beauty list is in no particular order because they are all equally awesome, fantastic, and gorgeous.

  1. MONOCHROMATIC eyeshadow looks good on all women but I think it looks featuring BLUE, PURPLE, and TURQUOISE eyeshadow PHENOMENAL on women of color.  My favorite purple palettes are the BH Cosmetics 120 5th Edition and the Coastal Scents Winterberry  because both offer a variety of gorgeous variations within the purple family.  My favorite blue and turquoise eyeshadows are Chaos (bright blue matte) and Unhinged (metallic shimmer turquoise) form the Urban Decay Vice 4 palette.  I also like Dalia and Zola from the Juvia’s Place Masquerade palette because the pigmentation is outstanding.


2.  MODEST GLAM is another makeup look I love to rock because alone it gives a subtle sexy vibe and can easily be dressed up by adding some extra smoke. This type of look is great for date nights because it screams “romance me husband” and “I’m yours” especially in the moonlight.  For these looks I love the velvety texture of the Lorac palettes including the Lorac Pro and Lorac Mega Pro collections.


3.  BARE FACED BEAUTY is definitely one of my top four because the No Makeup, Makeup Look is the perfect way to enhance your natural beauty.  I really like to wear this look with either a completely natural vibe without any blush or highlight or with extra highlight alongside a light flush (soft blush application). I usually call these looks my mommy makeup because it literally takes my 5-7 minutes to complete it from start to finish.  This was my favorite makeup look during all of my pregnancies.




4.  RED CARPET READY is for when I want to go ALL OUT! These looks definitely bring out the oooos, ahhhs, and plenty of compliments.  I save these looks for weddings, celebrations, or a random Tuesday when I have the extra time.  Oh and 9 times out of 10 these looks include glitter and lashes galore.




I hope you enjoyed this quick look at several ways I frequently apply my makeup.  As the trends change with the times I am certain these looks will never go out of style. After all, the Monochromatic, Modest Glam, Bare Faced Beauty, and Red Carpet ready looks are timeless classics and should be respected as such.

4 Go-To Makeup Looks 3

So tell me in the comment section, what’s your favorite (go-to) makeup look?

Make this week beautiful,

Ta’Neisha K.