16.05.13 / Random Thoughts / Author: stephanie / Comments: (0)
Hello Beautiful People,
I just wanted to stop by and fill you in on what’s going on with this blog…….I’m human, and this is all new to me. That’s it. I know there are other bloggers who have no issue with getting posts up each and every day, much less the 3 days per week that I’ve decided to start out with, but they’re not me; and I’m not them. So, let me give you a clue as to what will be available here, once I get into the groove.
Nutz4Makeup Mondays – each Monday, I will upload a post regarding new finds and favorites in the beauty world. It might be about one product, or a complete haul; you just never know. As you will find out, I am not a makeup professional, nor have I been wearing makeup for that long (I started the year I turned 45). So, things that excite me, may be old hand to you; but isn’t it always good to see things from another point of view?
Nutz4Nails Wednesdays – each Wednesday, it’s all about the nails. From my favorite polishes, to the newest in nail art and things I find on the ‘net that interest me. At least once a month, Wednesdays post will be all about my Julep Maven subscription polishes. I truly enjoy this subscription and the polishes that I’ve received have all been of the best quality. There is always a supply of fun and interesting colors.
Nutz4Nappy Fridays – each Friday, I’m going to take you on my natural hair journey. I am currently three years and one month away from my last relaxer. In June ’10, I began a set of locs that I decided to take down in January ’11. My goal length is mid-back and I’ve just getting to the point where I believe I know what my hair needs and how it responds to what I do to it. Join me on this journey; and give me tips about your journey.
So there you have it, what I desire for this blog to be about. I also want to closely connect the blog to my YouTube channel, but that will take time. I’m not the best in front of the camera and I know virtually nothing about video editing, but I’m learning.
So, all I’m asking is that you register and stick around. The plans that I have will be exciting, trust me…………work with a sista (lol)!!
14.05.13 / Makeup / Author: stephanie / Comments: (0)
Tags: beabombshell, beauty, blush, fashion, ipsy, makeup, michelle phan, nail polish, nutz4beauty, reviews, sation, youtube
As some of you know, iPsy (affiliated link) has some issues with April’s bag. Deciding tha the quality did not meet their standards, they made arrangements to send out April’s product samples in an alternate bag. While I decided not to do a complete blog posting on the contents of the bag, there were two products that I felt deserved special mention.
For those unfamiliar with the iPsy Glam Bags (affiliated link), let me explain. Curated by Michelle Phan, the Glam Bag is a monthly subscription where you receive 4-5 beauty products every month delivered straight to your mailbox, for just $10. In addition to the beautiful products that you receive, you receive them all in a lovely makeup bag, selected especially for the Glam Bag program (thus, the issue with quality with the April bags). Each and every product that I have received has been of amazing quality. I have been subscribing since October of last year, and I have only given away one product from my monthly bag; and I only gave that one away because it was something that my daughter needed at the just that moment (lol).
Sation Nail Lacquer in “Of Corset I’ll Call You”
This is a pretty pinkish polish, described by the MPN site as a lavender-rose (yeah, it’s pink). This polish is just made for summertime wear from the Miss Antoinette collection from Miss Professional Nail. To meet my standards for a beautiful manicure, I apply three coats of color (after my base coat) before finishing with my Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. Initially, I couldn’t see myself wearing this polish too frequently, but I believed it to be the perfect polish for my 7-year old granddaughter, Missy Z. (UPDATE: Over the past couple weeks, I have found that I reach for “Of Corset I’ll Call You” more than I anticipated. I plan to purchase the rest of the Miss Antoinette collection).
Sation’s packaging indicates that the polish is DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free; and also states that they have more than 100 “brilliant shades” in their line. More information can be found on their parent company’s website, Miss Professional Nail.
Be a…Bombshell Blush in Beach Please
WOW……okay, over the past couple of years since I have started wearing makeup full-time (well, ¾ time), blush has never really been something that I have gone ga-ga over. I’ve purchased several beautiful colors and I love them all (including the recent purchase of the first 10 color blush palette from BH Cosmetics), however, none of them has made the immediate impression that this one did. Beach Please (the name still makes me giggle), is absolutely amazingly intense bright matte pink. The pigmentation is such that you really must use a light hand when applying this blush or you will instantly enter “clown” territory.
Beach Please is one of the six colors of blush available from this emerging company. Priced at $16 each, while they would be on the pricier end for me, I believe it would be money well spent. In addition, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Be a…Bombshell Cosmetics offers a FLAT RATE SHIPPING FEE OF JUST $2 regardless of the number of products purchased anywhere in the contiguous United States (and only $5 for any order to Hawaii or Alaska).
On review of the rest of the products available on their site, I found myself making mental lists of products that I have to add to my collection. I stopped on each page to read rave reviews of their products in every category. The currently have products listed under Blush, Eyeliner, Eye Shadow, Lip Gloss and Mascara. Another interested offer on the site is their Pick Your Look collections. These collections help you create an entire look based on your specific goals. The options include Sultry, Out of My League, The Smolder, Ex Effect, Flirty, Sealed With a Kiss, Wink Wink, Lip Service, Glam, Bold & Beautiful, Beauty Queen, The Knockout and Happily Ever After.
They also offer a FREE BEAUTY CLUB that I strongly suggest joining. Upon filling out the required information, each month, you will receive a personalized e-mail containing products chosen especially for you. You’ll receive a discount on those products.
As they indicate on their site, Be a…Bombshell Cosmetics helps you to get started on your Bombshell transformation!!
I guess you can tell that I really like my Be a…Bombshell Cosmetics blush in Beach Please!!!!
Stay tuned for Nutz4Nails Wednesday and Fly Natural Fridays for of my quest through the Wonderful World of Beauty!!
DISCLOSURES: I am NOT a direct affiliate with any of the brands, stores or websites mentioned within this post (unless otherwise CLEARLY indicated), nor have I received any of the aforementioned products in exchange for review. All products mentioned in this post were purchased with my own funds. All opinions and suggestions are my own. I am neither a licensed beauty professional (skin, makeup, hair or nails), nor am I being paid to make any claims regarding these products. I’m just a simple girl who LOVES all things beauty and wants to share that love with the world.
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