The Latest

Hello Beauties!

I have another perfect fall lippie for you! Squash is Lime Crime's NEW (soon to be released) Velvetine Liquid-to- Matte Lipstick. See my review below! Also, click HERE and sign up to be notified when its released. This baby is sure to sell out! I do know that it will be available sometime this month. Don't miss out! On to the pictures are review...

Lime Crime is known for their playful, vibrant variety of colors so I was excited to receive this item for review. Surprisingly, I own nothing from Lime Crime and this was my first experience with the brand. My readers know I tend to keep things (my makeup) on the neutral side, so I have to admit that when I received this color...I was afraid of it. Yes, me the makeup artist!

I'm so quick to slap a bright color on a client but I'm always hesitant when it comes to myself. Needless to say, the color is gorgeous and suits me well. Its vibrant, yet warm pumpkin hue makes it perfect for the fall and brown skin!

Now with any Liquid- Matte lipstick, its important to exfoliate and moisturize before applying to the lips. This helps reduce flakiness and dryness. Is it drying? Yes, but that is to be expected with any matte lipstick. I don't view it as a negative, but as something that comes along with being a Matte Lipstick lover! I deal with it. It also doesn't bother me knowing my lipstick will be stay in place all day long. 

The lipstick applied nicely and I love the way it smells. Almost like chocolate! LOL Maybe I'm imagining things, but that's what the scent reminded me of.  I did find that I had to apply about 2 layers to get rid of any streak marks left behind. When applying, you must work quickly because these babies dry FAST! That would be my one and only con. 

Do you own any of the other Velvetine Liquid-to-Matte Lipsticks? Let me know what your faves are so I can rack up on a few more! I'll be featuring another Lime Crime lippie soon so stay tuned! 

 Until next time,
<3 Bee

*Products were sponsored by Lime Crime Cosmetics. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Follow Me Around the Web!
Hello Beauties!

Yesterday was wash day, so I figured it was the perfect time to test out Quench by Proganix! I'll be sharing my thoughts on their Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave-in Moisture, and Moisture Balm. I'm very open about products I use on my hair. Meaning, yes I am a natural girl with very kinky 4cHair. However, this doesn't mean everything I use needs to be 100% natural all the time. All I want to know is, "Does it work!?" So if you are looking for a break down of ingredients, this review may not be for you. I'm just here to tell you if it does, or does not do what it claims. What I do know is that its 'nature + science' formula of Coconut water, Coconut Oil and added electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium claims to replenish hydration and maintain moisture balance. Let's see if that is so.   

Before I get into my experience with these products, Quench "...helps transform your dry, parched hair into hydrated, silky perfection with unique supercharged, lightweight blend infused with coconut water, electrolytes and coconut oil." -

My hair can be on the dry side, so after reading what it should do for my hair, I was excited to see if my hair was nice and hydrated by the end of my trial. 

(Disclaimer - I have no makeup on in the photos below and I still look beautiful. LOL Didn't feel like wearing makeup this go round.)  On to the review...

This shampoo is VERY thick. I had to squeeze the bottle a bit hard to get it out of the tube. At first, I thought it was clogged but after getting a good amount in the palm of my hands and rubbing it together, I realized it was the formula. I didn't have a problems with it. With one wash I felt all the build up and excess product was removed. I didn't see the need to shampoo a second time. Oh and need I mention, it smells amazing. 

Next I applied Proganix Coconut H20 Conditioner and detangled with a wide-tooth comb.  
Texture, Texture, Texture!
This is my hair after rinsing out the Shampoo. Very clean and vibrant.

Before we move along, I loved the shampoo and conditioner. My hair looks and feels hydrated. It also gave my hair a little shine, something I've been desperately looking for in a product. I feel my hair often looks dull, so it was a nice surprise. 

As you can see in the image below, the leave-in has a spray pump for easier application. What makes me sad is that I absolutely hate what it did for my hair. Which is...nothing. I felt it took away from from the soft, shiny coils and curls that the Shampoo and Conditioner left behind. The Quench Leave-in Moisture made my hair feel crunchy and slippery. That, I did not like at all. I may try it out again in the future, just to see if I'm imagining things...however I won't expect much.

On to the Moisture Balm...

After applying the Leave-in and it making my hair feel like apple jacks, I assumed the Moisture Balm would take that 'crunchy feeling"away. Welp, it did not. The last 2 products did absolutely nothing for my hair. I will use the moisture balm again on another day without having the leave-in as a base. I may have a better experience with the item by not placing it over crunchy hair. I'll be sure to let you all know if my experience with these items change.

The final result! (I still have to style my hair of course.) 

Thanks for turning in guys. Out of all the products, I will continue to use the Shampoo and Conditioner. I must add that that I wish the package were more shower friendly. If you have to keep going back for more product, the tube is sure to slip out your hands. Right now, I'm sold on anything with a pump! So proganix, definitely think about that. LOL
While the Leave-in and the Moisture Balm didn't work for me, that does not mean they won't work for you! Try them out and let me know what you think. 

Until next time...
<3 Bee

*Products were provided by Proganix for testing/ review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own."

Hello Beauties!

Recently, Black Opal dropped a new line foundations on us, their NEW Pore Perfecting Foundations. I was very excited to test it out/review it for a few reasons. 1. I absolutely hated Black Opal's True Color Foundation. It highlighted every crevice in my skin only to showcase how dry it was. On my skin, it had a powdery finish. If you have oily skin, that may be foundation that will work for you. 2. I love Black Opal's Creme Stick Foundation and the full coverage it provides. However, I find it to be a little heavy at times.

BO's new Pore Perfecting Foundation (my shade is Nutmeg btw) gave me the best of both worlds. The coverage without feeling heavy or cake-y. I find it to be a little oily, leaving me with a nice glow as it settles, but I like that. I have dry patches all over my face and it does a great job of correcting, softening, and covering those problem areas areas. I also did notice a few pores disappear. 

Black Opal's Pore Perfecting Foundation in Nutmeg, Bee's shade.

Pros: Light weight, medium to full coverage, Build-able, ideal for dry skin, comes with cosmetic pump for easy use making it hard to use "too much". 

Cons: Oily (for those who prefer less oily foundations), can be streaky when applying. Make sure you buff it out with a dense foundation brush or beauty blender. 

Over all its a great foundation. I hate when people say, "its great for being a drugstore foundation." I personally don't care if its from the drug store or department store. Its either a good product or not. On this one I'll go ahead and give it a thumbs up. Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think.

Until next time, 
<3 Bee

* Items were provided by Black Opal for testing/review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
Hey Beauties!

Booties, leggings, oversized sweaters, and warm bronzy makeup is coming. See how I do Fall Glam below. Don't forget to comment, rate and subscribe to my youtube channel


Tell me some of your favorite fall lipsticks below!

Until next time, 
- Bee

Hello Beauties!

Get Excited!!!!

In a time where Instagram famous selfie guru's and YouTube MUA's are hosting over priced makeup classes offering bootleg techniques, my beauty dreams have come true. Thee Sam Fine and Renny Vasquez are bringing ' THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY SEMINAR' to Atlanta and I couldn't be more excited. Finally real, ground breaking makeup artists made some time for the little people.

The first seminar was in NYC on August 2nd. I didn't have the money to fly out and attend so the fact that they are coming here...sigh. Sings in my Brandy voice, "Never wildest dreams..." did I think they would come here. I believe Brandy is in ATL filming her new show as well, so maybe we'll get a surprise guest model?! I'm reaching...I know, but who cares. LOL

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, 9.12.15 at 9am est. I will already be up, and waiting to give these men my coins. Don't let someone get your seat. Secure your slot and I hope to see/ meet you all there.

WHOOP WHOOP! Off to to find some all black everything to wear.

Love y'all! 

Oh and you don't know who these artists are, I refuse to break it down for you. Hit up google and be amazed.

Until next time, 
<3 Bee
Hello Beauties!
Today I'm coming at you with an ultra fabulous review of YSL's Touche Eclat Blur Primer & Perfector!

So, I have to give major props to influenster on this one.  Of course when I found out I was selected to receive free YSL products, I was excited. I mean, its YSL! I read a little bit about the products and carried on. I don't like to dig into something that's not in my hands yet. That only leads to me hounding the mail man for my packages. 

When I opened my YSL Vox Box from influenster and saw these pretty gold boxes I got so excited. I could finally dig in and see what the fuss was about. If you've been following me for sometime, then you know that I am a sucker for amazing packaging. YSL is totally winning with this gold casing and blush pink backdrop framing YSL's logo. I didn't even want to use it, I just wanted to put it in a display case in my makeup room. A bit much, I know, but the packaging is gorgeous!

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer

I didn't really know what to expect with this primer. I don't know why...but I didn't expect much out of it. Boy was I wrong. The smallest drop goes a very long way. It applies super smooth and left my skin feeling brand new. It created a fine layer on top of my fine lines, wrinkles, an dry patches. This primer also contains little gold specs throughout the product, leaving you with a subtle, natural glow. See for yourself... (s/n Forgive my poor, poor nails. I'm growing out acrylics I recently cut off and they look rough beyond repair. No screen shots please. LOL, Carry on.)

Do you see the gold shimmer? Oh yes...just beautiful.

It is optional to wear this primer alone. If you just looking to smooth things out, go for it. However, I will be using this baby to prep for my favorite foundation. Its the perfect makeup primer.

(Lawd, Jesus...its pricy but an awesome product.)

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector

This beauty had me singing 90's love songs. THAT's how much I love the packaging and will probably never throw it away. The Blur Perfector comes in the cutest travel size compact. Not going to lie, when I opened it I saw what appeared to be a pinkish lip balm I didn't know what to think. I thought hmmm...

  1. One shade suits all? *Side eye* and Sings, "Heard it all before...all of your lies, all of your sweet talk..." (Lol) If you don't know that song, I don't know what to tell you...
  2. I'm a black girl. What's this going to do for me?
  3. I don't even want to try it. 
You know how we do sometimes. We look at a product and because we are intimidated by it (or didn't do our research) we rule it out. Well, the product is in fact a balm that transforms into a powder once applied to the skin. There's no tint to it, it just kind of disappears. You can feel it, but can't see it. This can also be used on top of your makeup throughout the day to touch up, reduce shine and refreshing your makeup. Dab it on, don't swipe when you have on a full face.

But yes...I did however notice a slight change in my skin. I couldn't really capture it in a photo, and I didn't want to deceive you with a super edited image of myself, so I'll just say this...

Final Remarks

The YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer & Perfector are amazing products. My skin (as I write this I'm rubbing my skin lol) feels extremely soft and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles did slightly diminish. If I had to pick on over the other, I would purchase the Blur Primer. I'm still amazed at what it did for my skin alone.

I hope you all enjoyed this review! Do you think you'll give one of these gems a shot? 
Let me know below.

Until next time, 

*Product were provided by influenster & YSL for testing/reviewing purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*