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We've all anticipated the release of Milani's Color Statement Matte Lipsticks. The colors come in assortment of pinks, nudes, reds and one stellar purple. Lets get right into this review:

As you can see in the photo above, these babies are easy on the eyes. So gorgeous in its sexy packaging. Now that I've worn a number of them, and one for a long period of time I have a good feel for them. These lipsticks go on sheer but they are build-able. Keep layering it until you've reached you desired level of color intensity. Speaking of, let's take a look at some swatches...


Forgive my over air brushing of the skin today. It was necessary! LOL we all have our days and I didn't want my horribly dry skin to take away from the lipsticks.

Now, these are MOISTURE matte lipsticks; emphasis on the moisture. They are matte, so they are still drying. Just not as drying as regular matte lipsticks so because of that I will go ahead and say they are slightly moisturizing. They glide on super smooth, but you really have to blend the lipstick in with your finger or by blotting because it can build up on this lips. Leaving you with clumps of powdery lipstick chucks. Outside of that, I absolutely love these. In my opinion they last a good 4 to 6 hours, the colors are gorgeous, packaging= sexy and the price is right at $5.99. Like what you see? All Color Statement lipsticks are 30% off when you use the code: XOXO at www.milanicosmetics.com

So tell me, which ones are you favorites based off the swatches? Do you have some already? What's your experience?

Check out this look I created using Milani Matte Innocence + Matte Naked!

Until next time,
<3 Bee

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*Products were provided by Milani Cosmetics for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*



Hello Beauties!


Despite a few negative comments and the idiot that tried to take a picture of my tummy on the sly, I looked and felt wonderful last night for the Being Mary Jane season premiere. The room kept staring, marveling at my beauty or in disgust...don't know which but they were lookin! *Smirk*

Plus size girls dance on "inappropriate" fashion lines all the time. Testing limits while looking just as gorgeous as the girl in a size 4 dress. In Atlanta, everyone around you is waist training in between ass shots. So stepping out in complete truth is something that can make people feel uncomfortable. Ah well their problem, not mine. 

Outfit Details:

Grey Top: Target (clearance rack)
I grabbed this shirt in a hurry one day just needing something to replace a shirt my son ruined while running errands. What a great, quick find. The top hand down in the front and back with waist high slits going up the sides. To make this look a little bit more edgy I decided to add a knot in the front.
Oh yes, tummy action!

Acid Wash Denim Jeggings: Forever21 Plus
I absolutely LOVE the fit of these pants. They are currently sold out but are often restocked. I'm keeping an eye out so I can by 3 more. One more pair of the light blue and 2 of the black acid wash. 

Shoes: Burlington Coat Factory (clearance)
I found these peep-toe, bootie, ankle strapped wedges for $12
#WINNING

Purse: Leopard Print Michael Kors Clutch/Shoulder bag
Christmas gift

Lipstick: Smoked Purple by M.A.C
one of my Fall Favorites and Mac Must haves! 

No need for a super long post here! I'll be sure to take more outfit pics next time. I honestly didn't think I was looking that cute...LOL

Until next time,
<3 Bee


Hello Beauties!


Last night I had the pleasure of attending, "Mirrors & Music: The Being Mary Jane Experience" with special guest Stacy Barthe at Suite Lounge in ATL.

If you haven't begun Being Mary Jane, I highly suggest going on Netflix and watching the movie, then Season 1. If you do so this week, you'll be just in time for the premiere of season 2 on Feb 3rd! There seems to be an uproar these days with they way black women are portrayed on television. Though I do at times find the Scandal and How to get away with Murder lead black actresses a bit exaggerated, I find Mary Jane to be spot on. I feel her character is one people can relate to outside of the black community. Its all about how you look at it. Most see these black women as the mistress, home wrecker, however you want to put it. What I see is 3 women in who literally have it all together. Home, finances, Educated with dream jobs; all with low self esteem and a strong need and want to experience true love. What's the bigger issue here? Why don't these women find as much value in themselves as they do their job or their accomplishments?

This proves that all the money, fame, and even your dream job will not guarantee happiness. How great can having all these things be when you have no one to share it with? Even I as a married woman get lonely sometimes and it will have nothing to do with my husband. This surprises people when say this; the point is even marriage can not fill the void in our hearts. A portion yes. All...Nope! Its our job on both sides to tackle these giants and I can tell you its an everyday chore. If you're married, you know what I mean. If you're not, you will soon. 

Any-who I don't want to ruin this series for those who plan to start from season 1 so I'll just say this. WATCH IT! Definitely in my opinion one of BET's best. One of televisions best! Its real, thought provoking, controversial, and SEXY!

Those caught up, Season 2's opening is going to have you laughing, smh'ing, and gasping. That's all I'm gonna say. 

Now, Lets talk for a second about how amazing Stacy Brathe is! The grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is known at the moment for her hit song (which is Being Mary Jane's themes song) - Flawed Beautifully Creatures. I'm so glad I got to see her live now I'm following this girl where ever she goes and picking up 2 copies of her album "BEcoming" on March 3, 2015.

TUNE IN TO BEING MARY JANE FEB 3rd only on BET! Enough chatter, here are a few snaps of the night...


Stacy Barthe

Stacy Chatting with Wanda Smith of V-103

Stacy Brathe Live

Bee Wade with Stacy Brathe

Bee Wade with Drum Line lead Actress Jasmine Burke


 My Red Carpet casual Look! Get the Deets...
Allthingsbee, AllthingsPLUS, allthingsFAB :)

Until Next time,
<3 Bee


Hello Beauties!


If you don't know about Mimi J Online, you better ask somebody. The Atlanta super 
mom-preneur, Makeup Artist (Angela Simmons, RHOA, LHHATL, and then some), Beat and Snatched creator recently revealed her latest endeavor; The Glamatory. 

The Glamatory will serve as a Professional Makeup Studio and Cosmetic Store. "If you are a local ATL Makeup Artist, this will be extremely beneficial to you, as the pro discount options are extremely limited (locally). You will also be able to purchase cosmetics online. Confirmed brands that you will find in her store are:

Kevyn Aucoin 
Becca Cosmetics
Velour Lashes
Flutter Lashes
Pnk DIGGER

& More...


Opening a store front of any kind is extremely expensive. This is why Mimi is asking for OUR support. We must support those in our industry and dare I say OUR PEOPLE! When one wins, we all win. So, this past weekend MiMi hosted, "A Lipstick Affair, a fund raising party to assist MiMi J. Launch The Glamatory!" where the line to get inside literally wrapped around the block. Finding parking was no fun. 

MiMi has raised a total of $4,173 out of her $20,000 goal. Reach deep down and your pockets and give what you can. If you can't...then simply share this post in support of her movement. 

Contribute to The Glamatory

Congratulations MiMi! I pray its all you've ever imaged and more. With the opening of the store and shop, new local jobs are being created. Round of applause for MiMi!
Enough chatter, here are a few snaps from MiMi's 
glamorous night...

Its MiMi!




 PNK DIGGER's table





Myself and "PNK Digger" herself! So, about that palette... LOL!!!

Pam of Koils by Nature and MUA Candice Flowers



THEE Mua Alex LOL :) and Pam photo-bombin'

Guests mingling...

It was great MiMi! I can't wait until the grand opening!

Until next time,
<3 Bee

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Hello Beauties!



Today I wanted to share with you guys a look I created yesterday using mostly Milani Cosmetics! Milani is surely becoming one of my favorite drug store brands; along side of Wet n' Wild. Here are the products I used. Some you should be able to find at your local Walgreens or Walmart. If not, you can always shop MilaniCosmetics.com to get what you need or is sold out else where.

ITEMS USED:




EYES: 
Brows: Strut pencil by MAC
*Milani's Fierce Foil Eyeshine Florence Palette
I used the color bottom row on the right on my lid and bottom left in my tear duct.
*Milani Foil Eyeliner in Brown
*Super Kohl Kajal eyeliner in Black

Face:
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW43
Studio Finish Concealer in NC42
 Milani Romantic Rose Powder plus Baked Blush in Rose D' Oro
Contour: Blunt and Raizin by MAC

LIPS:
Milani Matte Innocence Lipstick with Chocolate lip liner by NYX

I'll be doing an official review for these products. First up will be the matte lipsticks so stay tuned. Check out a few more images below of this look. I'll be sure to do a youtube video on this look as soon as I can. YouTube videos will probably start rolling out in March after I'm all settled into my new apartment. So until then, bare with me Thanks again for all the love regarding this look.  It went viral! Love you guys! 

Oh my hair!!! lol I'm wearing Crochet Braids done by @HollywoodMUA29! Look her up and shoot her a message for rates. Tell her bee sent you! 






*Products were provided by Milani Cosmetics for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions as well as how I choose to use them are my own.*

Until Next Time,
<3 Bee




Milani! Milani! What a way to kick off the new year with this amazing giveaway!


Has it been a life long dream of yours to visit Italy? Well this could be your chance. Milani Cosmetics is encouraging women to recreate a makeup look inspired by an Italian Beauty Legend of your choice.  Share your inspired look with Milani by uploading your selfie to:  

Winner will win the trip of a lifetime to either Milan, Venice, Rome or Florence for 5 days. Inclusive of hotel and air fair, plus $7500 cash to spend on your excursion! WOW!

Milani will also be rewarding 500 entrants at random with new Milani Product.

Entries are being accepted now until March 31, 2015 so have some time to pull a look together and gather some Milani products to do so. I don't believe its required, but I highly recommend using the product providing this awesome get-a-way!

I'll be sure to share my look when its complete. I hope I win or at least be one of the 500 who receive goodies. :D



S/N I just purchased a couple of Milani's New Matte lippies. Stay tuned for swatches and the review! <3

Until Then...
<3 Bee