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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,
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<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 





Hello Beauties!

The other night, Beautiful Textures invited me to Fall in Love with my Hair. I can not lie; one reason I went was to score a goodie bag with some moisture butter (my Favorite BT product) but I ended up taking something else home. Unpleasant memories of my very first big chop. For me...hair has always been just hair. I didn't care if it was short, long, natural or relaxed...it's never been important to me, nor did I ever attach it to my beauty or worth.  I didn't dawn on me until the panel one by one, recalled the day they went natural that maybe it meant a little more to me than I realized. 

Fall of 2008, I had just taken out my micro braids and usually after I take braids/weaves out, I would perm my new growth. On this day, I looked at my hair and saw it for was it was; dry, brittle, and my ends were just....horrible. So instead, I looked in the mirror...grabbed a pair of scissors and cut a HUGE chunk of the top of my head. Front and center, yes I did! Mainly to ensure that I wouldn't change my mind. Outside of my hair looking a hot mess,  I cut it because my heart was broken by my "college sweetheart" and I just wanted to look different...and feel different.

After I cut all my hair off, I felt no regret. I didn't feel ugly or like I did anything crazy...until I stepped foot on my college campus, revealing my new-do to my peers. Walking around campus I received the "OMG! You cut your hair!" & "What made you do that?!" comments. Some inquired with excitement/curiosity, others with underlining judgement and skepticism . Then there were a few...complete jerks. Jerk #1. This guy comes up to me and say's in all seriousness, "Wow! You're not even pretty anymore. Why would you do that to yourself?" Jerk #2 This girl began to clown on me in front of her friends saying I wasn't as cute as they thought and that I can't have short hair and horrendous eyebrows. Jerk #3 just looked at me and laughed....hysterically.

Days after my FIRST Big Chop! 
Boy, I felt like I was back in high school. I can't even front y'all, I went home and cried. Suddenly I became angry with myself. I felt small, and I felt ugly. Around this time it wasn't cool or a trend to go natural. This is when I the natural hair movement was just beginning. So anyone who went natural during this time, I'm sure felt the heat. For the first time ever, I hated my hair and felt I needed it to be pretty again.

This feeling didn't last long! lol I just wanted to share with you that the feeling was once there. Me? Ugly? Neverrrrr OH KAY! LOL & I'm upset I allowed them to make me feel that way even for a half a second. As you can see in the image below, I've changed my hair a lot. I've had locs, combed those out and became a loose natural. Had a baby, my hair fell out forcing me to join the tapered cut family. I transitioned into each style gracefully, and the more I changed my hair, the more I fell in love with it. You mean to tell me, I can Loc it, comb it out and have bra strap, length hair? In its natural state it only looks like I have 2in" of hair, but when I stretch it out it triples in length? WOW! Amazing.

When it comes to hair, especially natural hair we can not compare ourselves to others. In the word of my mentor Nicole Cato, "The comparison game, is a losing game! Be who God made you to be." This applies to many aspects of life, but today we are talking about hair. Don't get frustrated if you watch Naptural85's beach waves tutorial, follow along step by step; only to reveal (in my case) a matted, stiff mess that blew in NOBODY's wind OKAY! (in my ratchet voice)

Don't love your hair right now? Here how you can begin to.

  1. Accept your hair texture for what it is and learn how to manage it.
  2. What works for one, may not necessarily work for you, even if you have the same curl pattern.
  3. Continue to try new products until you come across some that truly work for you. If you buy a product and it doesn't work, bring it back or toss it. Don't just keep using it hoping that on day you're twist outs will turn out different. They won't. 
  4. Read #1 again.
Accepting your hair and its texture will help you more than you know! You will no longer waste time on styles you KNOW doesn't work for your length or texture. I'm no hair guru, but these are the things I've learned. Oh, I have to shout out 4cHairChicks for helping us with kung-fu grip curls learn how to love and manage our hair. 

Yo, my hair looked fly this night! Had to get it together for a natural hair event.


My outfit and Hair of the night. Oh I felt super fly!


 The Panel: right to left
Lexi With the Curls, The Loop Salon, 4cHairChicks, (Myleik) CurlBox, and Beauty Expert Kimberly Walker! 




I can't believe I once let hair and a stupid boy, convince me I was ugly. Now, the thought is unbelievably funny!
I am GORGEOUS! HA!
If I knew then, what I know now... 

Until next time,
<3 Bee




Beauties, HELP ME! 



Over the past 3 years, I've change my hair (drastically) a number of times. I was Loc'd for 4 years, then combed those out and became a loose natural. Now I'm in that funky stage when your tapered cut begins growing out! I have a few options:

  1. Keep my tapered cut. Meaning I will keep the sides and back cut lower like pic 3.
  2. Let me hair grow out and rock stellar twist-outs like pic 2.
  3. Or Loc my hair up again!
Loc's were so easy to maintain. 10 times easier than being loose natural and 20x easier than the tapered cut. So naturally I would like to return to locs. Problem is I don't want to deal with the ugly stage again. About two months I started my own set of locs again...and they looked ok for a few days. That's when I was reminded of that dreadful (no pun intended lol) stage. I just can't do it. lol

If I loc' again, I'll probably have shoulder length loc extensions installed. Don't worry, they won't look fake. Being loose natural was fun! It had been a long time since I put a comb to my head so I enjoyed my scalp being free, as well as the volume of my hair. Two strand twist outs were my favorite. Right now, I do love my tapered cut, I really do. My husband wants me to rock it a bit longer and have my sides cut down again. I'm open to it, but I need to retain my length just in case I decide to grow my hair out or Loc again! See my dilemma? lol

This is clearly an impromptu post. I just really want to know what you guys think. What the heck should I do with my hair? At the moment, I'm leaning towards Loc's.

Hit me in the comments!

<3 Bee

Hello Beauties!

First off, who wore it better? The ASOS Curve model or Me? LOL  
(let me know in the comments)

Link to purchase:
Size 1x...same size as model! I wear 14-16 jean


A few weeks ago while digging through my closet I realized that I didn't have a good selection of "dressy" dresses. I have plenty of summer dresses/ throw on dresses that you take your kids to the park in, but none "award ceremony" worthy. So that's when my hunt for a B.FAB dress began. My first thought was to hit up ASOS Curve and I'm so glad I did. That is where I found this beauty. As SOON as I saw it I reached down in my purse (in my Erykah Badu voice) and paid for this bad boy. I absolutely love it and the dress was a MAJOR hit at the B.Fab Awards. A dress fit for a WINNER! 

YUP, If you didn't read my last post I took the cake for BEST BEAUTY BLOGGER! Awesome right?!



OUTFIT DETAILS:

          

Necklace: H&M -$5
Dress: ASOS CURVE Graffic Floral Print  - $66
Michael Kors Watch- Gifted (runs around $250)
Shoes: DSW - $45



My self pictured with a few B.Fab Awards Nominee's and Winners.

Until next time..
<3 Bee