Micro-needling Derma Pens and Derma Rollers

I’ve begun using micro-needling tools such as Derma-rollers and switched to the Derma-pen (Dr. Pen) per Dermatologists’ recommendations citing adverse effects of Derma rollers- caused by slicing rather than puncturing the skin. Microneedling Benefits: Micro-needling has become more popular over the years due to its many benefits including collagen induction, diminishing scars and pores, and…

UD: Urban Decay Up-Date

Urban Decay has had some recent product launches that have had beauty vloggers going mad- the Vice Special Effects lip toppers among them.  While innovations such as lip toppers and brow mascaras seem like they’re new, women have been using glosses, lipsticks, and mascara for decades, and this is nothing new!  My aunt used to…

AMA’S Best and Worst Dressed

The Good The garments, styling, beauty- for the most part, everything seemed to create a cohesive look….with the exception of Teyana Taylor, whose hair and makeup seemed to be disparate from the dress itself….a subtler brow and less highlight on the cheeks…perhaps a slightly less nude lip, and an up-do would’ve made this look complete…

Beauty Haul and Cover Girl Ready Set Gorgeous Review

This is my Beauty Haul, which features the following products.  Be sure to subscribe to my blog and my YouTube Channel. Cover Girl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation, Demo and Review in the video above.  I love it!  I beat other high end foundations I’ve reviewed on YouTube recently. manic panic blue angel manic panic blue…

MAC Makeup Brushes

This is a shopping list of clickable images for my favorite MAC Makeup Brushes (images linked to Sephora Brazil). I utilize MAC make-up brushes in each and every look I create. From the go to face brushes, the 190, the 129, to the essential eye brushes 219, blending brush, flat liner, flat and angled eye…

Peter Thomas Roth: Holy Grail Beauty

One of my absolutely go to favorite skin-care brands, for clear skin and anti-aging, is Peter Thomas Roth (PTR). The products deliver results quickly- from anti-aging to acne, I’ve come to trust a range of their products- the best for dark spots- the Camu Camu and De-Spot serums are miracle workers.  To prevent and treat…

elf Favorites

Eyes Lips Face (e.l.f.) is a staple of mine…the products are cheap, well made, and the brushes compete with my MAC brushes…and in some instances, trump them!  Below is a list of my recommendations and favorites. Click the photos to shop elfCosmetics.com Flawless Concealer Brush: OMG, #Live! This is my favorite concealer brush of all…

Prescription Sunnies

When asked to review a pair of glasses from GlassesShop.com, I was game, but hoped I would be satisfied as I am always going to be honest with you.  I was pleasantly surprised: they arrived within a few days, came with a plastic carrying case and cloth, and to my delight, felt sturdy, well made,…

A Beautiful Read

Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm, by Perry Romanowski, is one of the most informative books I’ve ever read on beauty and cosmetics, as well as “drugs.”  If you’ve been curious about ingredients, health hazards, and myths surrounding the beauty products we use daily- you’ve got to read this book! Romanowski has a casual…