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Hello Beauties!


Today I'm coming at you guys with a review for "Same Girl, Different Hair" creator, Mia Ray's Glam-Aholic Lifestyle Tote bag!  I've been eying this bag for a while, plus I was looking to support black owned businesses for black friday this year. That and 30% off told me now is the perfect time. So now you know that yes, I did purchase this with my own money!


I feel in love with this bag at first site (online). Its perfect for everyday wear and from what I could tell it was very roomy. Boy of Boy is it roomy! In the image above I have two throw blankets, a pair of jeans, and a few scarves to fill it up. Then I placed my books, Shea butter and iPad on top for picture purposes. The point is, it can fit a crazy amount of items. So let me hit you with the pros and cons real quick...

PROS:
  • Stylish
  • Goes with Everything
  • For everyone! The mom on the go, the professional, the athlete, etc.
  • It can fit everything, including your first born (aka) its Roomy!
  • Well Made
  • Has draw strings on the sides of the bag to synch the bag in for a more tailored look. 
  • I freakin' Love the design. I'm clearly living the "Glam-Aholic Lifestyle!"
CONS:
  • Poor, POOR Packaging!!!!!!! Ruins the quality of the bag.
This is the downfall of this bag and is my only CON! I can't even lie, I was infuriated when I opened the package when it arrived. This bag is shipped, folded up in a bubble shipping envelope. Folding this material is all bad. I didn't even think to take pictures of it so I could show you. I quickly unfolded the bag and stuffed it with as much as I could to work out the kinks and folds. It looked like I received a used/already worn bag! That's how many dents and fold marks were there. No one wants to pay $60 for a bag that will arrive looking used.  I highly suggest the seller, if she finds her eyes on this article, to adjust the packaging. I have one dent so deep its almost punctured straight through the bag. Until the packaging is updated, I think its highly unfair not to accept refunds.

Overall, the bag is lovely! Its just the shipping, its horrendous and kinda ruins it. I've stretched out my bag for a week now and I'll be rocking it for the first time tomorrow. I'll try to snap a few pics to share on Instagram! 

Underneath my books and iPad, there are two blankets and some cloths. This bag is huge! 
Also, this bag does close. Well Kinda. There are hooks on the inside that meet in the middle to secure your items. Visit the link below to view stock photos. You'll see what I'm talking about. :)


What do you guys think?

To Purchase Your Own Glam Tote:

Until Next time...

<3 Bee




Hello Beauties! 



Last week I had the pleasure of co-hosting, "Giving is GLAM Vision Board Party & Canned food drive at Chef Robs' Upscale Lounge here in ATL. Myself,  along with 4 female industry successors came together to share some the highs and lows of following your dream. All while collecting canned goods for those who are less fortunate. Take it from someone who at one point in life had nothing. That alone is hard to deal with day to day, but during the holidays the feeling is overwhelming. So this holiday, if you can find the time do something for someone in need. Friend, Family member or stranger.

Moving on...

Lillie Mae PR Agent & Author of, "The PR Code" is the brains behind this annual event. This year she invited myself (Bee Wade),  Atlanta Makeup Artist Alexandra Butler ,  Erica of EatingwithErica.com and DrumLine Actress...Jasmine Burke. Not that I was surprised, but the turn out was beyond amazing. I'd say a packed house even. It was great to see so many woman are looking to take charge and get a head start into 2015. We talked so much that I personally didn't have time to create a vision board. However, I will be making mine this week and sharing it and my 2015 aspirations with you on the blog. 

In the mean time, check out my blog post, "For The Dreamers," where I share one of the biggest challenges I've faced as a Makeup Artist, Mother and Wife...and how I'm pushing through. 


Here are a few images snatched off IG of the event. I wish I had more, but I don't. To make sure you don't miss out next time, be there!

Me having some fun in the Glambitious Photo Booth! 

One of my followers...Denesia came out to support! I really appreciate it and it was so nice meeting you! <3


Sharing, Inspiring, Believing...


 The Panel + Photo Bomber! LOL


Follow @GivingisGLAM on Instagram!


Until Next time..
OH yeah, tag me in your vision boards if you make one...

<3 Bee

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Hello Beauties!



So, y'all are gonna have to help me out on this one. This thing looks like the Real DEAL! The Make Up For Ever Flash Color Case is no new product to anyone so I've been eye'n it for a very long time now. Every time I went to make the purchase I just couldn't do it. I mean,  its $100! ONE HUNDRED Dollars. Thoughts would come to mind like, "I could buy 4 boxes of diapers with this!" or " Man, I can pay my car insurance..." and so on and so forth. This wife and mom of 2 just doesn't have it all the time. Thank GOD for eBay...and China. 

Any-who...on to some swatches...


Colors are Super Pigmented & the texture is creamy. So be sure to set them..

This palette can be used for a number of things.
Eyeliner
Foundation Mixing
Lipstick
Cheek color and more...

Here is the eBay ad I purchased it from and it says there are only 5 left so get on it. If you search for the item, more will come up around the same price. I just have to add that this is the only link I can vouch for. If you order form another seller and the item is not as its described or doesn't arrive...it ain't my fault.

The item shipped from China and took about 3 weeks to arrive. I have no problem waiting for savings...



Let me know what you think.
Is this the real deal? Do you think iMagic is MUFE's Flash Case distributer?
Real or Fake...BUY IT!
OH I've also checked the ingredients. They match MUFE's Flash Palette to the T! 



Until Next time..

<3 Bee


Hello Beauties!

I have yet to do my official Fall Favorites post (shame on me), however this lipstick deserves a landing of its own. M.A.C Sin has to be my favorite lipstick right now for fall. I suggest you reserve a spot for this lippie in your lip stick tray, run on over to MAC and pick up one...or two. Mainly because its been selling out. Check out this dreamy lipstick below!




This beauty here is the color of a warm, red wine! Some also say it looks like a Matte "Rebel." I can see that a little bit. Rebel is also on of my Mac faves, but if I had to pick one over the other, it would be this one. I'm a sucker for Matte lips! Oh yes, I must add that I am wearing Nightmoth Lip Liner with this lipstick. It is key for making it look warmer as I've done in my photo.

Funny thing. I don't like wearing cosmetics with names like, "B*tch, Whore, etc." Or my favorite, "666 or Six6Six." Yeah...I'm NOT wearing those lipsticks. I will not put the devil on me in any form or fashion. I didn't feel like that with this one being named "Sin." I think the lipstick is SO beautiful that it should be one...that's how I think they got the name. Random...I know, just felt like sharing. 

(LOL!)

Anyways hit the link below and treat yourself to this Sinfully Beautiful Lipstick...

                                     

Until Next time,
comment and let me know if you would like to see more posts like this.
<3 Bee

Hello Beauties!

You guys know I'm always on the hunt for a good deal. However in this case I wasn't looking for a DUPE. 


Recently I've been on the hunt for Make Up Forever's Dany's Pouch. Its a super large cup brush holder. As my kit grows, so does my brush collection. I've been using MAC's Brush Canisters which are great, but I heard Dany's pouch was much bigger. I do most of my shopping online because where I live in GA there is absolutely nothing near me. Outside of that problem, this product is always sold out on Sephora.com in stores as well. After I couldn't find it there I went to Naimies.com where I have 40% off MUFE and there it was for available for $18.60 which was GREAT. However shipping was like $12, and when ever I order from Naimies it takes almost 2 weeks for my items to arrive. This is why I was so happy when I stumbled upon Monda Studio's Cosmetic Pouch. It's listed on Source1Beauty.com for $16.95 with a shipping cost of only $2.99...so I helped myself to 2!!! The estimated shipping time was only 3-4 days. Oh, I never shared the normal price of MUFE Dany's pouch. Its $31! So we are saving BIG here again. The Monda Cosmetic Pouch and the MUFE pouch are the same exact thing. Here is a pic of Dany's Pouch...

Image Credit Aydensin.Wordpress.com


Check out Make Up For Ever's Dany's Pouch here: $31 (Sold out)
http://www.sephora.com/dany-s-pouch-P387208?keyword=dany%27s%20pouch&skuId=1454719&_requestid=73304 

PURCHASE Monda's Studio Cosmetic Pouch here: $16.95 (in stock)
http://www.source1beauty.com/Cosmetic-Pouch-p/mst-725.htm

Do I love the pouches, YES! They are super large and they're very flexible. As you can see in the image above, I have Real Technique brushes in side the pouch and those are not small brushes. I have multiple of them in side the pouch with plenty of space left.

Until Next time,
Follow me on Instagram @allthingsbee!
<3 Bee


Hello Beauties!

I'm coming to you guys today with yet another fabulous find! You know I'm always on the hunt for affordable brushes. I mean, one MAC brush can range from $16- $50+ dollars each. Even though I find a lot of these places that make the "same" brush sets as the leading brands ie; Sigma and Sedona Lace and MAC, they aren't always the same quality. Just like there are replicas of designer hand bags, there are fake/ no name brush sets. Finding one exactly like the original is the goal, but sometimes you're lucky to get close. I would say with this set, I got lucky again. 

Here is the dupe set made by SixPlus. This set cost me $24.99 with free shipping from China and they took 3 weeks to arrive. The good thing about eBay and Paypal, I know that if I take my chances on something like this, and it doesn't arrive...I can easily file a claim and get my money back. I received mine so no worries. I just wanted to explain that for those hesitant to buy.

Here is MY Sixplus Set that arrived yesterday afternoon.
This DUPE set looks just like Sigma's Premium Set

I'm not the only one out here with MAC and Make Up For Ever taste on an E.L.F budget, so this post is for you! If you don't mind some of these having names of brands you've never heard of, or no name at all...then you will love these. Yes, they took about 3 weeks to arrive, but I have no problem waiting if it will save me a few bucks. Now I'm going to show you why...

Sigma Premium Kit

For this price, I'd rather take my money to MAC. Sigma brushes aren't terrible brushes, but after a while their age shows. They don't take ware and tare well, and as makeup artists we need tools that will last a very long time. 

Purchase Here: 


Sixplus 15pc Pro Set

To Purchase: 


The link above is a link I can vouch for. I didn't share it until my brushes arrived. So those of you who went ahead and found this set for cheaper from another link. I hope it arrives...and of good quality. Also, those of you who abuse these links to buy and resell for a crazy will be called out. So good luck. Now on to my review!

MY REVIEW!

The brush sets are extremely similar but not the same. You can tell that this Sixplus set was truly inspired by Sigma's premium set. The set is great but there are a few brushes I don't care for. They aren't horrible, I'm just spoiled by MAC brushes. If you are kit building, buy this...no question. I mean, you are who I'm writing for anyways. If you are a pro/celeb mua you may (or may not) care for these. In my opinion they are a great addition. Ok so the brushes I don't like are:

1. The blending brushes aka M.A.C 217 dupes (the brushes with all white/creme bristles)

The 2 blending brushes in the photo, again are not bad. The thing is...NOTHING compares to a 217. LOL I will add them to my kit, and I will use them. Are they as good as the 217....NAH!

2. The Duo Fiber Brush (the one with the white bristles for those who don't know)

It's just not dense enough. The hair on the brush feels really fake, unlike all the others. 

Every other brush to me is just fine. 

Let me know if you purchase them, and be sure to tag me on Instagram @AllThingsBee or @BeeWadeMUA when they arrive. Also, share with me your initial thoughts. Don't forget to wash the brushes before you use them as well.

Love you guys!

<3 Bee