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Hello Beauties!

Today I'm coming with another FAB review of Milani's POWER Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss

Before the review, let's check out some swatches!!!!


Color/Pigmentation: The glosses are very pigmented, again as you can see. On day 4 of Milani Week, I've discovered that Milani Lip products are over all amazing when it comes to the color pay off of their products. Not so much on the smell and taste. If you're anything like me, those things don't matter, as long as it looks great. 

Texture: When trying products out for the first time, I look for exactly what is described on the package. No company should makes claims about a product before testing it. For instance, if it says "Lasting & Moisturizing," thats what I look for. Milani products do exactly what that claim to do. I have an issue with the smell of their products sometimes, but it doesn't say it smells great, or that its supposed to. So I'm good. (lol) Am I weird for that? 

OVERALL: I Really do love these. I like the texture of these more than Milani's Lip Intense Liquid Color. The color pay off is about the same. You really just can't go wrong with these or any other Milani Lippie! My favorite out of this bunch is MANGO TANGO! Oh my...It looks so good with my skin tone. Very light and summery color. I only have 4 out of the 8 colors, I plan on picking up the rest. 

Don't forget to tell me which one is your favorite down in the comments. 

You can purchase this product HERE for $6.49 and at select Walgreen's and Walmart's in your neighborhood. 

Until Tomorrow, 
<3 Bee

Hello Beauties!

Right off the back, I'm going to tell you guys that I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with this product! 

I have to tell you guys, Milani sent me this package a short time ago. Due to life happening I had to step away from my blog for a bit. I don't like to try items until I review them. I couldn't wait to try these beauties. The color pay off is amazing. Check out the swatches below. These photos are not edited, I'm not wearing a lipliner with any, just pure product. I also love that in between trying the colors, my lips did not stain!!! I didn't even have to conceal my lips to prepare for the next color.  I LOVE THESE! 

I'm about to head out to run some errands and I'm trying to figure out which one I'm going to wear. LOL Check the swatches!!! 


I think I'm going to wear Pink Rave or Fiery Coral today! Do Go out and purchase these, and that is NOT a suggestion!

Until Next time! Hope you enjoyed this post! 

You can find these at your local Walgreen or Walmart. Also Purchase them online for $6.49

*Products demonstrated were provided by Milani Cosmetics. This is not a paid post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Purchase HERE!

Hello Beauties!

Today on day 2 of Milani week we are reviewing Milani's Brilliant Shine Lip Glosses! Check out yesterdays post/review of Milani's Brow & Eye Highlighters!

Here are the names of these beauties:



Color/Pigmentation: Wow! I must say, the color pay off on these lip glosses are amazing. The color is build-able, leaving you the choice to flirt with a hint of color, or go bold and knock em' out! 

Texture: Silky Smooth! My fear with Lip Glosses that have the word "SHINE" in its title is that it will be sticky. That, it is definitely not. The best way I can describe how it applies once again, is silky smooth! 

When I review lipsticks and glosses, at the end I like to share which ones out of the bunch are my favorites. Well, this time I'm having a tough time. I truly love them all. If I had to choose, I'll say Luminous. Its such a pretty nude with the slightest hit of gold specks. Not over powering though, which is NEVER the case. Then....well. Never mind. This is my honest non-paid opinion! These are wonderful. 

Thank you for stopping by! Out of all the swatches, which color do you love the most? Hit me in the comments.

Until Next time, check out my review on Milani's Color Statement Lipsticks as well! 

*Products demonstrated were provided by Milani Cosmetics. This is not a paid post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*


Hello Beauties!

Today I'm kicking off Milani week here on with a quick demo and review of their BROW & EYE Highlighter Pencils! 

For the Demo, I'll be using the one on the left 03 in Vanilla/ Natural Taupe. The one on the right is Matte Creme & Luminous Lift..... I'll definitely be placing these inside my makeup artist kit.  

Demo before the review. BROW BEFORE & AFTER 




PROS: Glides on easy and the jumbo pencil is good for easy handling. The the formula is really smooth/ creamy like (which is good for laying down sparse brow hairs), but it also sets into a powder. Though I found Vanilla to be too light for underneath my brow, it will serve as a perfect liner for the waterline! It can also be applied to the lid, serving as a great eyeshadow base. 

How I will use this pencil next time, as this was my first. I'll use taupe as an eyeshadow base and Vanilla to line my waterline, and highlight my tear duct. 


Over all: These high lighters are perfect! 

Here are swatches for the second pencil, which I am absolutely in love with! 

Matte Cream (left swatch) will be perfect as an eyeshadow base. Luminous Lift will serve as highlight for your brow bone and tear duct. Luminous Lift looks just like Arena by MAC, which is my fave eyeshadow for highlighting. Looks like I found a dupe in a 2 for 1. #winning.

Do you have this product? Do you like it? love it? hate it? Let me know...

Until Tomorrow...
<3 Bee

*Products demonstrated were provided by Milani Cosmetics. This is not a paid post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Hello Beauties!

If you are anything like me, you're in your mid to late 20's trying to figure out what you want to do with your life. Some of you have kids, some of you don't.  You may have a Degree or 2, a Masters and may be working towards your Doctorate. If you're fortunate enough, you may have everything I've listed yet you still don't know what you want to do with your life.

Many of us get caught up in the dreams others have for us. Our parents, aunts and uncles, friends, etc. They are so proud of you! You've done everything expected of you, but it wasn't YOU, you did these things for. I'm writing this because I receive a number of emails with people asking for advice on HOW to follow their dreams. How they are in Law school, etc... and don't want to be, not to become a Makeup Artist, but to follow what ever it is their heart has set out for them to do. First, let me say I'm no life coach, therapist or anything of the sort. I'm just a woman who's set out to live the life she wants to live whether its approved by others or not.

To be honest with you, it's NOT...

approved by many of my loved ones. This is one of the many challenges I face not only as a Makeup Artist, but as an everyday person. Who doesn't want their life choices to be respected or valued? I'm just hitting 3 years in the beauty business and (to me) I have accomplished so much, yet others don't see it that way. They think I play in makeup all day, that I'm not making any real money, and that there is no way I'll be able to support my family in this line of work. My first post of this series, "For The Dreamers..." could explain why. I would explain, but I'm not going to because one thing I learned on this journey is that.....

You don't owe ANYONE an explanation!

Myleik, founder & CEO at curlBOX posted something on Instagram the other day that falls in line with this post. I quote, " Parents "can be" no. 1 dream killers...," "As I approached my junior year of college my mom asked what I planned on "doing" after college. I told her I planned on "owning my own company." She said: "Thats your problem, you think TOO BIG! She inserts, {see that? That wasn't MY problem, it was hers. I still love her, but I knew better!}"

Let me just say I admire this woman for many reasons. I am in love with the business of curlBox and the business of Myleik. If I am correct, they are two separate businesses, both amazing. I had the opportunity to visit curlBOX headquarters recently for an event, there was a little small talk between her and I, but I let fear keep me from really introducing myself to her. To be honest, I met her (well, kinda) once before at another event. I went to introduce myself, she looked at me...shook my hand and kept it P. U. S. H. I. N. G okay! (dying laughing typing this) I had to pick my face and my confidence back up off the ground. Moving on... (Just go google her and curlBox!)

What she said.....KNOW Better!

Myleik's response to her mother saying she "thinks too big" was simply that she "knew better". She knew better and kept it pushing. There's no indication of any back and forth, (which is something we don't do in black households anyway) or an explanation. She just went and DID what she said she was going to do. When people you love try to stop you, discourage you or challenge you to think or dream smaller (how is that a challenge?), that is the first sign that you are on to something. 

Why do they discourage us in the first place? They (most loved ones) never set out to hurt us at the end of the day. Maybe because they've never seen anyone do what you've aspired to do, or they've never seen anyone in the "family" do what you've set out to do. Both are great reasons to move forward with your plans to do what no one else had done before. Not for them, but for you! 

Even when you're successful, you won't (always) get the credit/respect you deserve or expect. 

Its important moving forward that you know this. There have been times when I've approached family (& friends) like, "Hey, I've been invited to guest write on!!!" There I was, excited and jumping for joy about this amazing news. Their response, in this very dry...unenthused tone. "Oh, that's nice." Didn't even crack a smile. No congrats....nothing. Know that the very people you set out to prove wrong, no matter how well you do will not be moved by any of your achievements. There will also be those people who actually encourage you to do what you love, but deep down don't really see you succeeding. They too will reveal themselves, while you're delivering your good news. Then suddenly your "cheerleaders" are no more. They are put right in the pile of non-believers.

The good news will speak for its self. What's that saying...."Make less announcements, and more MOVES!" Yes, that's my motto now.

In closing...
When you are done allowing the opinions & plans others have over your life stop you from being who you want to be, you've already won! 

I hope this post helped someone and I hope I got my point across. I leave you with this...

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it." -Chinese Proverb

Philippians 4:13

13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Until Next time,
<3 Bee

Hello Beauties!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to do the makeup for a bridal shoot. Soon to be seen in Munaluchi Bridal Magazine for their 2014 fall/winter issue. I'm always excited about seeing my work in print, that feeling will never get old. Today I'm giving you guys a little sneak peak and product deets to this look. The shoot was put together by Magnifique Soiree Planning & Design LLC! A luxury wedding, special event & design company. Feel free to check them out and consider us both as vendors for your special day.

Our Bride for the day: Her Before & After

Products Used to Create this look: 

Brows: Spiked Brow Pencil and M.A.C Brow Set in "Show Off"

Face: Concealer: M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer in NW30 and I set it Select/ Sheer Loose powder in NC40
Foundation: M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid in NW43
Contour: Raizen and Blunt
Blush: Love Joy (one of my all time favorites by MAC)
EyeShadow: I applied Groundwork Paint Pot as the e/s primer. 
Lid: All That Glitters (MAC)
Center of lid: Star Violet (MAC)
Outer V: Egg Plant Pearl (Auraline Beauty)
Highlight: Arena (MAC)
Crease/Transition: Raizen (blush) and Saddle (both MAC)
Eyelashes: #48 Blue Case lashes from local beauty supply store

Lips: Chestnut Lipliner with Myth Lipstick. Both MAC. Finished of w/ NYX Gloss in RLG 28 Whipped

That is everything I used. I hope you love this look as much as I do and I look forward to seeing it on the newsstand. If you are interested in a 1 on 1 session with me or if you would like to book me to have your makeup done for a special occasion, do contact me via

*Pictures of makeup below have not been edited in anyway shape or form. Straight off my iphone. All I did was make it into a collage.*

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