#MACxNastyGal Lipstick Swatches and Review

#MACxNastyGal Lipstick Swatches and Review
The MAC x Nasty Gal collection is one of those collections that lights a fire in you. Know why? Because they give you a series of bold, beautiful lipsticks to really express yourself.

The three lipsticks are Runner (burgundy), Stunner (true red), and Gunner (deep purple). All of the lipsticks are matte, but they’re definitely on the creamier side. They don’t give you the dry “skidmarks” look. The lipsticks retail for $16 and are available on December 4th at maccosmetics.com and select retail locations.

Below, I’ve swatched all of the lipsticks in video and picture formats.

Snuck away for a few minutes to take some swatches at work (sorry I couldn’t swatch on my lips–if you want me to do a youtube video where I swatch and wear them, let me know)! Here are the three lipsticks from the #MACxNastyGal @maccosmetics @nastygal collab. The shades are Stunner (clean red), Runner (burgundy) and Gunner (deep purple). These are all matte shades, although they feel creamier than a typical MAC matte lipstick. This collection, along with a red nail lacquer, launches on December 4th (Jay-Z’s bday!) online and at select MAC locations. I’m sure most of these are dupable, but they are all really beautiful vivid shades. Be sure to tag a fellow lipstick lover! (Btw, @karenmbb and @temptalia have lip swatches)

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Get Your Nails Holiday Ready with Mischo Beauty

Mischo Beauty Holiday

This duo is the epitome of holiday glam! When I first saw this set on the Mischo Beauty Facebook page, I knew it was one of those sets that would be a huge hit. Seriously, red and gold is the perfect combination for this time of the year. I plan on purchasing this set after I get some tips put on. My nubs are making me want to yack, so I’m going to have to purchase some help to make them look decent. If you want your nails to look good and support small (Black) businesses, Mischo Beauty is perfect! Use code “CYBERMONDAY” to get free shipping!

The HSN Gift Guide

Let me tell you one of the biggest reasons why I love HSN. When Smashbox or Lancome or another brand is on, I learn to use the products directly from a top source. I learned how to apply Jet Set eyeliner and everything else just by watching HSN. In time for the holidays is the HSN Gift Store to help give you ideas for gifts to give a loved one or friend. Plus, you really can’t beat FlexPay! Break that payment down into bite sized pieces. It’s so much easier on your wallet. Here are a few of my suggestions for friends and family. 

Too Faced Natural Eyes Collection with LashGasm Mascara

I truly believe everyone needs a neutral eye shadow palette. This one even comes with a mascara to complete the look! Perfection.

Beats Solo2™ High-Definition Headphones with Carrying Case My husband is a dj, so he invested in a pair of these last year. Why did I try them? I was hooked after the first time I tried them. The sound quality is fantastic. It’s like real life surround sound!

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Makeup I don’t own this foundation yet, but the ads with Lupita N’Yongo sold me a long time ago. This is a super lightweight foundation that gives the look of skin, not foundation.

Carol’s Daughter Monoi Ultimate Repair 4-piece Hair Set This Carol’s Daughter set is a winner because the Manoi line stops breakage where it started. I think that’s the perfect investment, don’t you?

Deborah Lippmann Rollin’ in the Deep and Va Va Voom Nail Lacquer Duo I own a few Deborah Lipmann polishes, and they are sublime. They have lots of pigment, and last for quite a while. I’ve always cherished the shades that I own, and I’d love to add these others to my collection.

IMAN Platinum Rock the Runway Genuine Leather Luxe Riding Boot and IMAN Platinum Rock the Runway Leather and Haircalf Weekender Bag The Iman Weekender bag and boots just scream chic. My mother and I always talk about the beautiful products that Iman offers, and these are two of the timeless pieces that we would definitely wear.

nyakio™ Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub with Sampler Nyakio is a brand that I found out about earlier this year. I love the mission and I love coffee. It only makes sense that I recommend this product!

Stories… by Kelly Osbourne Bow Pencil Skirt The Kelly Osbourne skirt has my name written all over it! I can’t get enough of that huge bow that’s front and center. I’m actually putting this in the HSN shopping cart for myself. : )

Wolfgang Puck Flip Belgian Waffle Baker I added this to the list because there are very few breakfast foods that I’m into–but I’m a fanatic of Belgian waffles. I’ve lived with my husband and bonus daughter for a year, and the item I told him we absolutely must purchase next is a Belgian waffle maker! There’s nothing like a warm, cozy waffle on an autumn or winter morning!

To be entered for a chance to win a $100 HSN gift card, check out the gifts at the HSN Gift Store, then come back and leave a comment letting me know which item you’d love to give or receive this year!

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Black Friday-Cyber Monday Makeup, Beauty and Fashion Deals

black friday makeup and beauty deals

Here’s a running list of all Black Friday through Cyber Monday deals! I’ll be updating this list as I go. Please check back for updates!

Small Businesses and Black Owned Businesses to Support

www.everbutter.com – all natural hair products made in Detroit, MI. 10% off all weekend.

www.wastedcandy.com – one of a kind handcrafted items

http://wicksnwax.com/ – I’m a small luxury scented candle boutique

PrivateSuiteCollection.com – handcraft custom scented soy candles & room fragrances–Free Shipping’ on all orders from Fri-Mon.

Also be sure to check out Afrobella’s post 101 Independent Black Owned Businesses to Support for Blackout Friday and this list of Black owned businesses in Baltimore by Bakari Jones.

Retail Shops: Beauty and Fashion

Breakups to Makeup: 15% off site-wide on breakupstomakeup.com from 11/28 to 12/1 with code HOLIDAY15. See attached flyer and image.

BECCA Cosmetics: 20% off orders of $50 or more (plus free shipping) using code “GOLD20″

Dr. Brandt: 40% off on entire online purchase + free standard shipping

Drybar: Black Friday: 20% off all products & tools (in-shop only)- Cyber Monday: 10% off all products & tools, plus free shipping (online only)

Express: November 25th through Black Friday: 50% off of everything. [Read More…]

New Video: My Bonus Daughter Does My Makeup!

Scandalous beauty and makeup with daughter

My Bonus Daughter Kaitlyn is awesome. She’s got a huge personality, she’s smarter than I can even deal with, and she loves makeup just as much as I do. I’ve caught her chilling in my makeup room (big no-no) and pretending to do videos time and time again. The other day, I hopped out of the shower and started to do my skincare regimen when she asked me to start the camera. The made up her mind that she was doing a video! We’ve only done one other video together, and she begs to do them every day. EVERY. DAY. Take a look as she applies my makeup, and trust me, she rocks at it!