The Latest

H E Y  B E A U T I E S 

Make Up For Ever's Artist Acrylip Lip Paints are truly a must have for your makeup kit. One drop goes such a long way. Also, they extremely pigmented. See for yourself below...

Shade order: 500, 201, 301, 300, 202, 200, 400, 401

As you can see, the color payoff is amazing. I also love the packaging. Ideal for Makeup Artists like myself. The packaging allows you to remove product on to a palette with minimal risk of bacteria forming. As much as I love my lip palettes, and as much as I sanitize them I still hate that they are so open. If you know what I mean. 

Thats all folks. I find myself trying to find more to say, but theres nothing more to it. I love them, the packaging works for me and my clients. Also, its the color is build-able. Not ready to commit to so much color? Use half a drop! 

I hope you enjoyed this quick review. Let me know if you plan on picking one up for yourself...

Until next time, 

H E L L O  B E A U T I E S 

I'm back again with Family Dollar and I couldn't be more excited about it. Last year Family Dollar gathered bloggers of color from all over the country to share with us (and you) all of the Fabulous items they carry in store just for us. It was an epic weekend. Click the hashtag #FDFabulous to see an insta-recap of the event this year and the year prior!

Our evening began at Pascal's Restaurant for a quick meet and greet with fellow Family Dollar Fabulous Bloggers (@MimiJOnline@LexiWithTheCurls , @Titispassion, @awedbymoni, and @NaturallyMeMedia) and #FDFabulous corporate family. From there we stopped by a local Family Dollar for a store tour, scavenger hunt and a little shopping. It was Fun!

All of Us!

Myself with Influencers MiMi J and Lexi in a local Family Dollar store! 

Family Dollar + House of Cheatham!

In case you didn't know, Family Dollar carries House of Cheatham products? What products are those you ask?

From Africa's Best to Aunt Jackie's, Family Dollar has you covered. I loved that Family Dollar carried compact/ smaller versions of your favorite products. It not only saves you a few bucks in your pocket, but is also great to keep in your purse. I can speak for myself, I love keeping hair oil on me at all times. I have Locs and rushing out the house before showing my scalp some love happens one too many times. 

One of Aunt Jackie's best sellers and highly recommended products at Family Dollar
 Knot on my Watch! How much do you love this product?

After learning about House of Cheatham, we participated in a scavenger hunt around the store. I can't wait to see video of it. They gave us Go Pro cameras to document our experience and it was epic. Now I think I want want a Go Pro...grrreat! lol 

Influencers Moni and Lexi trying to figure out how to use our new cameras for the evening.

That was fun right!? Well, we they didn't stop there! Now we're off to a private Loft space for the official Family Dollar Fabulous event with thee Kim Fields! Family Dollar went all out, providing us with a relax station to recharge our phones, and rest our feet after a long day. They also tried to set this married woman here up with a massage from a good lookin', good smellin' beautiful man. LOL! 

More House of Cheatham items you can find at your local Family Dollar! 

Myself and Kim Fields! From the original Girlfriends, Living Single.

Kim Fields stopped by to talk about her journey in the entertainment industry. As well as her beautful red hair. We are so used to seeing her blonde, but this was a wonderful change. I received so many messages on my snapchat and Instagram about her hair. Its truly fabulous! We actually had the chance to ask her a few questions via Facebook live. Check out that video below!

 hope you guys enjoyed this recap of Family Dollar's Family Dollar Fabulous. Be sure to stop by your local Family Dollar to shop for the items you use every day. Nothing is more Fabulous than keeping a few dollars in your pocket and Family Dollar makes that possible. 

Thank you again FD for having me and I can't wait to do it again! 

Until Next time, 

*This post is sponsored by Family Dollar & House of Cheatham. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
H E Y  B E A U T I E S 

Its all about glowing skin this fall, and everyone is looking for the ultimate glow. Who doesn't want a summer glow in the fall?  Its no secret that I love Make Up For Ever, so I'm excited about their New Pro Light Fusion Highlighters! For the past two years I've faithfully used the MUFE Pro Sculpting Duo #2. For me, it was the perfect glow. As a blogger who receives products in the mail all the time, I can admit...I'm a bit spoiled. However, I will admit that we blogger receive a lot of things we don't like or will never use. So when I opened this package from MUFE I gasped. I was genuinely blown away by these babies.

Pro Fusion Highlighter is Rose Gold is gorgeous because if gives off the slightest pink tint. I will also be using this item on my eyelids as eyeshadow. Its too pretty to not put everywhere. Check out a quick swatch down below!

Left: Rose Gold Right: Gold

The Pro Fusion Gold looks like an amplified version of the Pro Sculpting Duo which I also love. I'll have to do another post comparing the two. 

Overall, I absolutely LOVE them. If you're following me on Instagram, be on the look out for an insta-tutorial featuring them. 

You can find MUFE's Pro Light Fusion Highlighters in and on for $39!

Tell me what your favorite glow products are in the comments! 

Until next time, 

H E L L O  B E A U T I E S !

First of let me say, I'm not a huge lover of subscription boxes and yes, PopSugar sent this to me. However, if you're like me and skeptical of the box service craze and want to give one a try...this is the one!  I received a Pop Sugar Must Have Box years ago to review. I deleted the post because the quality was so bad. I've grown so much as a blogger since then. My blog and photos look so much better, nor do I delete old posts anymore. It takes away from my journey. I want you guys to see how hard I've worked. Any-who, I digress...

PopSugar's Must Have Box is my favorite subscription box for number of reasons. 1. The box when you first open it can seem underwhelming, because its typically things you would purchase yourself or think to grab. Its an amazing way to try new things, which we all like to pretend we are good at. 

Any-who, I opened the box and thought to myself, "Cool an umbrella!" Everything else I wasn't too excited about...until I looked at the box as a whole. Its perfect for October/Fall and could easily be called the cozy box. All Its missing is a blanket. LOL

Check out the items in Pop Sugar's Must Have October Box/ AKA The Cozy (Fall) Box!

1/2. The Makeup Eraser Mini ($12) + Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen ($8.99)

Of course I'm going to start with the beauty items. Unless you've been under a rock I'm sure you seen this magical makeup remover. I was excited to see this in the box because like many, I'm a bit skeptical of it. I'll be doing separate review of this item. Can't wait to put it to the test. Stay tuned. As far as Revlon's Liquid Eye Pen, you can never go wrong with with eyeliner. I find that PopSugar makes wise cosmetic choices to place in their box. If they were to send a foundation or a primer, chances are it won't match my skin type or tone. So playing it safe with liners and shadows are the way to go. This way everyone is satisfied and can truly use every item received in the box. 

3. Lalicous Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil and Bubble Bath ($28)

So, maybe I'm late but I'm so new to the shower oil game and I'm loving it. A few months back another brand sent me a shower oil and now I'm obsessed. In box brochure it says, " Nothings says "fall" like the sweet, comfy scent of brown sugar (and vanilla)..." an I couldn't agree more. I like to use shower oil after using my daily body wash. You're pores and skin are already open from the warm water so its the best time to use it. It makes your skin nice and shiny, moisturized before you even step out the shower. 

4/5. Rise & Shine Diner Mug + My Cup of Cocoa Dark Drinking Chocolate ($16)

Nothing makes me happier than chocolate in any form. With that said, I'm happy. Also if you follow me on Snapchat, you know that I'm a HUGE mug collector. I love coffee/drinking mugs. So this will fit in nicely with my collection. As a child mom my mom use to wake me up to the tune, "Rise and Shine & give God the glory, glory!" My fellow church goers may know the tune. So the cup saying, Rise and Shine only reminds me to give God glory. Again, win!

6. Power Your Happy - Work Hard, Play Nice & Build Your Dream Life by Lisa Sugar ($25)

After you've removed your makeup with your makeup eraser, hopped out of the shower using your Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Oil, make your cup of cocoa, you can wind down to Power Your Happy! As a makeup artist and beauty blogger, I can't wait to read this book. I love reading about the powerhouses in the beauty industry, because I plan on being one. I'll be taking notes as well. Thanks again Lisa for including a copy of your book in the box! 

7. Henri Bendel Packable Umbrella ($58)

I thought about going outside and taking a photo with this umbrella so you guys could really see how cute it is. However here in Atlanta, GA its bright and sunny outside and I feel it would just look funny. HeHe!

This is the only item I probably wouldn't purchase on my own. Its a nice umbrella, but not worth the cost. HOWEVER, that's the joy of subscription boxes. I didn't have to! It came with the box. You do the math...

PopSugar's Must Have Box is $39.95 a month and the umbrella alone is $58! This box adds up to be around $150 if you had to buy all of these items yourself. Again if you ever sign up for a box service, this is the way to go. When you do, make sure you USE MY CODE: SHOP5 to receive money off your first box and you can sign up HERE

Are you a member of any box service? If so I'd love to hear about it below. Hope you give PopSugar a chance. You'll love it! 

Until Next time, 

*Items featured in this post were provided by PopSugar for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own!*

H E Y  B E A U T I E S ! 

I do a lot of product reviews on my blog and that won't change, however scrolling through my blog one day I realized that I don't share enough of my creative side/ beauty work. Makeup Artistry is my passion, and even though I'm not Sir John (Beyoncé's Makeup Artist) I know a little something. I've been on set doing editorials, tv, I've done countless brides, etc. So I think its time for me to share more of my knowledge and work.

This week I wanted to do a video on Fall Glam. At first I was going to do it on myself, however my friend Bree ( was over my house. So we went to work! As you've already seen above, this is the look I've created.

I knew before we started that I wanted to do a deep lip and bring the skin to live. Its starting to get cooler outside, our summer tans are withering away and I wanted to bring life back into the skin in a natural/ glowing way.

As you can see in her before image above, Bree has minor skin discolorations and darkness under the eyes, so I used a peach color concealer to correct those areas before applying her foundation. What foundation? Let me take this time to list the products used on this application...


  • Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer
  • Embryolisse lait creme (Moisturizer)
  • Black Opal Creme Stick Foundations in Black Walnut (Contour), Hazelnut (Mixed with BW for Foundation), and Rich Caramel (highlight)
  • Sacha Butter Cup Setting Powder
  • Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Tan to Deep
  • ABH Glow Kit in Sundipped

  • M.A.C Spiked Brow Pencil
  • Lorac Pro Palette
  • Too Faced Holiday Le Grande palette
  • Lashes DM Wispies on top of 215's
  • M.A.C Nightmoth Lipliner
  • Gold Label Cosmetics Lipstick in Dark Children
I've got a video for you as well. See the transformation yourself below...

More transformations are coming your way as well, so get excited!

Until next time,

 H E L L O  B E A U T I E S !

I had to come and give you guys the 411 on L'ORÉAL Paris' New Colour Riche Pocket Palettes. Over the past few weeks I've seen a number of reviews on them, and shockingly most were not very positive. However, this has not been my experience. Before I go into my full review, I've swatched 7 of the palettes for you below. Check them out...









I must say that I absolutely love the (and I quote the press release) "expert-curated shades" in each palette. There is a color scheme/palette for every eye shape and color; for the natural girl, city girl, and day-to-night girl. As a Professional Makeup Artist I can make just about anything work. So I can work around the fact that they aren't as pigmented as I'd hoped. They come in 3 different finishes: satin, matte and sheen. I found the matte to be most pigmented. If you know how to minipulae a product, then this can work for you. Then again I know that many of you (in my Sweet Brown voice) don't have time for that.

There were more than a few colors that I really had layer on the back of my hand to show. This was surprising to me because I featured this product in a magazine editorial I did for the September issue of Upscale Magazine. On set was my first time using the Pocket Palettes and I was blown away by the pigment on my model. So, I'm taken back at the fact that my swatch experience didn't go so well. Did my eyes deceive me on set? Why was it amazing then and mediocre now?! Check out an image of my model below. I used the Colour Riche Pocket Palette in Boudoir Charme (see swatch above) on her lids and inner corner of her eyes. Absolutely loved it...

Over all I will give this product a C+. I need to try it on a model and again on myself to test the pigmentation and longevity. So far I have had one great experience and one bad. I'll give them one more go 'round to confirm or deny if my eyes deceived me that day. I'll let you guys know the verdict then. For now, these are my initial thoughts/first impressions.  

What are your first impressions? Feel free to chime in below!

Until next time,
- Bee

*Products featured in this post were provided by L'Oréal Paris. All thoughts and opinions are my own."