Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Romantic Look For Valentine's...

A Client just inspired me to give a few tips for a "Romantic" Valentine's Day look!! Here are a few suggestions...
Men tend to like a natural look...so for V Day, the key is to look effortlessly beautiful!
Skin: Cover mini imperfections with a sheer concealer...then blend it out with a mineral powder. Take a soft brush in small circles all over the face... I like MAC Cosmetics Moisture Cover and Mineralize Skin Finish
Eyes: Keep it supernatural...or dark and sultry! You can go sans eye make up, with perfectly groomed brows, and a little eye liner. Fill in the brows and pop them out by placing a dab of concealer(one shade lighter than your normal color) right under the brow to highlight. Use a liquid or cream liner on top and bottom to complete the look...you can even go for a cat eye for extra flare! ;) Or go completely opposite with a hot smokey eye! Dark browns are a little less intense with just as much sex appeal!!! Line with black liner on top and bottom, and you've got bedroom eyes! Try Galapagos By NARS..dark brown with gold sparkles! I die!
Check out this romantic look from one of our Joy:27 Boudoir Shoots Photography by www.eye27.com !!!!

Cheeks: A nice subtle cheeks is a must for the evening...something to bring that natural flush to the face. Stains and creams are great for this! Mineral Blushes give a great glow as well! Darker skin tones should start with a red tone cream and then balance it out with soft pinks or coral powder blush over top. Of course my fave is Tarte Cheek Stain in Sunkissed...MAC Lovething Mineral blush is awesome or go for NARS Orgasm blush for that after sex glow!!! ;)
Lips: Gloss those lips up!!! Men love that "wet" look...makes em' just wana kiss ya ;-*!!! MAC has some great new colors that I really love! Light that Fire LipGlass...and any MAC Dazzleglass overtop will give you the perfect kissable pout! I have also fallen in love with Tarte's lip glosses too! All natural! Feel and even taste great!!! ;)

Wishing everybody love on Valentine's Day...and even if ya don't have one, take these tips and get Flawless anyway! Just cuz ya love ya self!Kisses! ;-*

Monday, February 8, 2010

Social Networking...Don't get it twisted!!!

Social networking can be equally bad as it is good, wack as it is fun, and addictive as it is restrictive! I think we can all vouch for moments were social networking has gone terribly wrong. I have recently been taking notice to the "false sense of friendship" that it can give and the "boldness" it gives it users who would not normally have it in a face to face situation. So of course...I felt the need to blog about it. Purely my thoughts...

Friendship is something that I take extremely seriously! It is not a word that I use lightly either. It takes years to get to really "know" people!!! A year at the absolute minimum! And don't get me wrong,social networking online is great for networking and easy introductions! However, being one who is in the public eye...I find that social networking has blurred the lines of what real friendship is. Just because we may chit chat on facebook or have a few back and forth tweets on twitter doesn't make us "close". Especially when it comes to business! It seems that people feel just because we are "facebook friends" that you shouldn't present yourself at your professional best! Resumes, formal letters, and meetings still hold weight! Its also not an excuse to address someone without some formality. So no, I will not "pass your info along" to anyone that I have built a professional rappor with, when I haven't even met you and shook your hand in person! How do I even know that you are really what you represent online? The computer allows people to create personas, of how they want to be seen verses what and who the really are. Which brings me to my next point...

People say and do things online they know they have absolutely no nerve to say in person!!!
Guys trying to hit on you over instant messages, rude comments on your photos or statuses, tacky emails, and the list goes on... Trust and believe that I am every bit of me in person as I am online! People never cease to amaze me at the things they say online, and not sure if it is just my experience but it is becoming increasingly worse!! Especially knowing a lot of the people that I share these social networking sites with in real life. I often wonder why they never express the same things when I see them in passing? Yet they hit you up as if it were so easy for them to do! Language sounding so confident...whether negative or positive. Some people even pretend not to know each other in public...but are "friends" online. The computer screen is so easy to hide behind!

I will wrap it up by saying this...Be careful about reacting emotionally to quickly online! Think about your words carefully! Language is often and easily misinterpreted through these forms of communication. Relationships (personal and professional) are damaged sometimes beyond repair over these issues, so I just say be careful!!! As they say...don't write checks that your ass can't cash! And in this case...don't be someone online that you can't produce in person!!! That's all I have to say about that!!! *in my Forrest Gump voice*

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The New Pu@$! Factor...men and cheating

I've been trying to write this post for the last few years! lol! I think its something that all women need to hear and understand...if nothing else to know what role you are playing in the situation. This blog is about "New Pu$$y"!!! You may not like the word, and yes I could say it differently, but I'ma keep it real! It is what it is!!!
LADIES!!! We have all experienced infidelity in some way, shape, form, or fashion...Either you were the one cheated on, with,or the one who knew about it all! Women are constantly advising each other about how to deal with a "cheating ass man"...and to be quite honest! Most women are completely in la la land when it comes to why mean cheat! As I have said before, and will continue to scream to the mountain tops is MEN ARE SIMPLE!!! And so is there thought process...
Men crave variety! Just because they love your look doesn't mean that they don't find something beautiful in the next one (whether you do or not)! I've been told that a man can find something attractive in just about any woman...could be her eyes or her lips, her thighs, her long hair, a number of things. So that brings me to the meat of this sandwich!
Men don't cheat because the next chick is prettier than you!!!! Or even because she has a better body, smarter, more money, or any of that! So you can stop pondering over what the next chick has on you? And you can stop talking about how ugly and fat the girl is that he cheated with...Its not about that! The answer is simple! New Pu$$y! Its not about what she looks like (remember I just said that men can find something "fuckable aka attractive" in just about any woman!) And if that woman makes it convenient, he is often more than willing to take advantage of the opportunity. The balance of convenience and opportunity is where the cracks are to fall through. When it comes to sex, men want what's easy! They don't want to jump through hoops to bust a nut! Cause that is exactly what it is.
Men have an ability to seperate sex and emotion that majority of women don't have! (I think I've said before that women equate sex with emotion). They can very well do whatever in the street,come home, kiss their wife, crawl in the bed, and not think twice about it...because to them the love they have for their woman is "real", and the sex a just a physical interaction.
Its not an excuse for men to cheat, its making women aware of the way men think!!! Think of it as Pu$$y Power! Once you are equipped with the info, then you know how to handle men better! Men and women are socialized completely different since birth! We are taught to save ourselves for the prince in shining armour and they are taught to play the field as much as possible until they get good and ready to settle down. So it makes since that having that variety can be a hard habit to break. But you can't control others, all u can control is yourself! Knowing is half the battle(*in my GI Joe voice* lol) ..I will stop here! I could go on all day...but I would looooove to hear your comments!!! :)
Check out one of my fave songs by Electrik Red!!! They know all about Pu$$y power! POW!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How does it feel? Looking at my work in the industry...

People ask me all of the time how it feels to see my work in magazines and on tv? And as much as I would like to be completely smitten by it...its always bittersweet for me. Don't get me wrong...I am very proud of my accomplishments! But I critique myself soooo hard! All that I can see is imperfection, and everything that I coulda, woulda, shoulda done. "Next time I will go harder on this", "Next time I need to blend this more", "Next time I will try this color"...constant mental notation!!! At times I wish I could get that "innocent" eye back. The eye that never knew the jargon and rigamaro of the make up industry...the detail and complexity of all that goes into beating a face. So I can simply see my work like others do. I am aware that everyone is harder on themselves, I see women do it all the time! But having your work across the pages and TV screens of America is a little different. I never want to be caught without my best foot forward! I don't think I will ever be "satisfied"...I honestly think I will be as critical of myself in 10 years as I am now! lol! But I guess, at the end of the day, this is why I am going to make it in this industry!!! This is only the beginning! I will get to where I am going! Or surely die trying!
Also check out my work with Fantasia in this week's People Magazine!!! (John Edward's Wife is on the cover)