MAC Style Warriors Review

Let me just say this one thing. Black women all over the world will be content with the wide array of browns, golds and other neutrals in this collection! Style Warriors has been the talk of the town for months now! I swear, it’s going to cause a riot! The packaging is truly one of a kind. The tribal prints are gorgeous!

Since I’m not one to purchase too many browns and neutrals, I didn’t go crazy this time. Here’s my rundown. Bright Future and Vibrant Grape eye shadows were the standouts. They are the intense gold and purple that we’ve all been waiting for! Keep in mind the purple is a satin, so you really have to pack it on to make it as vivid as it can get. Tempting eye shadow is a permanent color, and it’s one that is a great everyday color.

Lustre drops are a cool addition, in the sense that they add a glow to the skin. You can mix it with your moisturizer or with your foundation for the effect. The bottles are tiny, but it only takes 3 or 4 drops to notice a difference.

Purple Rite lipstick is yet another silent killer! It’s a frosty purple, sure to set it off during the Spring and Summer months! Fierce & Fabulous lipglass over top will definitely make an impact! Think about it. Violetta, Lavendar Whip, now these two colors. Purple is definitely one of the biggest trends at the moment! If these colors intimidate you, try Opal Lusterglass, a very sheer lavendar.

Solar bits. I don’t really know what to say about these. I remember when they came out with Neo Sci-Fi and all the other futuristic collections last year. To me, these are just MAC pigments in different packaging. They are pretty, nonetheless.

If you’d like to check out the Style Warriors collection (which I know you would), check out!

Starbucks. Is. My. Crackhouse.

It’s really hard being addicted to things. It takes over your wallet and your life. I was thrilled when I found out about the Starbucks Gold Card!!! You pay $25 for it and recieve 10% off on everything you purchase! The card definitely pays for itself over time. I’m not the kind of girl who likes to try a bunch of new things, so I always stick to what I know. There are three drinks that I always savor.

1. On a hot day or with a meal, I tend to go for a venti iced black tea with 10 pumps of classic syrup. It’s not so sweet that it’s gives you a twitch. It’s refreshing and light, just perfect!

2. In the morning when I feel like I need a boost, or when I want to fill myself up, a tall caramel macchiato is my go to drink. I always get it with extra caramel and whipped cream. I try not to get a grande or venti because I don’t tend to drink the entire thing. What a waste. During the summer months, I get an iced caramel macchiato which is DE.LISH. But, I tend to gulp my drinks and it’s gone in 5 minutes. I have to get a venti when it’s on the rocks!

3. My frozen drink of choice is a grande coffee frappacino. It doesn’t come with whipped cream, but I’ve got to have it. I like to have this when I want something that’s sweeter, and that I could just chill with for a few hours.

So…what’s your favorite Starbucks drink(s)?

Makeup Brush Review: Crown Brushes

One of the most crowded spots at The Makeup Show every year is Crown Brush. The booth wasn’t jam packed for a few moments, so I took a gander. They aren’t the best quality brushes that I’ve ever used, but they will definitely suffice. Some of the brushes were $2 and $3! Can’t beat that.

I bought these 6 brushes. I really, really wanted a kabuki brush. Why I didn’t get one, I can’t tell you. They all had assigned names for what they were supposed to do, but here’s what I am going to do with each.

The brush to the far left is going to be for powder. I believe I paid $9 for it. It’s not as soft as a MAC powder brush, but it gets the job done. I didn’t have anything this massive, and for some reason I thought I needed it. The next brush is a “round angle blender”. Since it’s flat at the top, I think it will be great for the outer V and working condensed color into the crease. The third brush is a “chissel fluff” brush. It feels as if it’s made of badger, so I would use it for concealer or another creamy product. After playing with, I think it’s the ideal shape for shadow if applying it to a creamy surface. Buffing it in will give an amazing sheen!

The fourth brush is flat and would be the most ideal concealer brush. It’s stiff enough that it will lay cream or liquid on the skin. The fifth brush is a large fluffy brush, a better version of the MAC 225 brush, in my opinion. I’ll use it to buff powder into under eye areas, add subtle highlights to the face and to blend shadow thoroughly. Lastly, I got a good stiff brow brush. You can use it to brush your brow hairs into place, and to apply color to the brow. I think this brush is a bit too stiff for me.

Overall, I’m pleased. I spent a total of $29 for these! You just can’t beat that price! For more info on Crown Brush, check out
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Leigh & Luca

One of my many fetishes is scarves. I wear them around my neck constantly, as well as around my head. Nothing really gives you a bit more flair than a scarf! It’s an accessory that many people over look, and many times don’t see the versatility of! While on the search for Spring/Summer scarves, I found Leigh & Luca. This brand is everything I’ve dream of! The scarves are over four and a half feet long by four and a half feet wide. And when I get $200 to spend on a scarf, I’ll be a very happy camper. Someday…