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Hello Beauties!



I know I kind of fell of the face of the earth last week, so I wanted to come and tell you all what I've been up to during that time. I'm really trying to do better about posting everyday, multiple times a day but sometimes...life happens. 

I always try to let people know that First, I am a make up artist. I mainly blog when I have time, but lately you all have shown my site so much love that I decided to put more love and effort into it. Just as much as I do my clients. In a way, you all are my clients as well. I want to give you all the same service I give them. Quality & Consistency! That's why I wanted to come and apologize for dipping out on you all once I got a good swing going. I blogged everyday for like 2 weeks...and that's almost never happened. Bare with me as I am learning to be a better blogger. 


What an AMAZING week I had! First....


My week kicked off with a full day of shooting for 4cHairChick's "Every Day Beauty Campaign," Sponsored by, Shea Moisture. The first video premieres Aug 1st, which is in just a few days so I won't spoil anything. I'm very excited/blessed that I was asked to be apart. 


Then, of course my beautiful clients that I had throughout the week. Here two clients who didn't mind me sharing their pictures.

My Natural Bride:




and my soon to be bride! Had to glam her for her engagement photos.



I must say, these looks are gorgeous!


THEN... 
in the middle of the week my 3 year old wasn't acting like himself and had an extremely high fever. I took him to the ER to find out he had a really bad virus and was extremely contagious. I returned home to find that my 1 year old had already caught it from him as well. So I spent the next few days aiding my boys! I needed them to return to their normal selves. No one likes to see their babies sick...its awful. 


The Highlight of my week!

Last week I was asked to speak on a panel called, "Ministry in the Industry," for a young adult youth conference. I was so nervous, yet excited to be apart of this. You guys know I love the Lord, and that my journey as a makeup artist hasn't been easy. I loved being able to shine some light on the youth. Inspiring them to go after their dreams and to push through no matter how many people tell them they "can't" or that they are not good enough. The point was it won't be easy, but its possible. Also, sometimes as believers you're find yourself on a set where you are the only light in the room. Never dim you light! 

It was a divine meeting to come in contact with these individuals I shared the panel with. The more they shared about their journey in the entertainment industry, the more I began to sink into my chair. They've worked with Tyler Perry, Stevie Wonder, and so many others! Then there was little ole me. I'm just thankful that God saw fit that I accompany such talented individuals. 

Here is my Instagram post and quote from the night: 


Feeling completely humbled to stand amongst these beautiful people. Aleshia Jackson (@aleshiasc) Film Director (Walking Dead, Tyler Perry Studios) Ryan Kilgore (@ryankilgoremusic) STEVIE WONDERS SAX Player for the past 8 years, lil ole me, then Natalie Ragins (@nragins1) Tyler Perry's Music Director! I think I remember seeing you at the end of the stage play DVDs! Anyway, tonight was amazing! Thankful to have been asked to join them on the Ministry in the Industry panel. Even though I was sitting next to you, I felt like you were speaking to me. I came home feeling so full and inspired. Thank you all so much and I pray our paths cross again in the future. #Godisamazing


Out side of taking clients, like I normally do (of course), this was one crazy week. I just wanted to come and share with you all what I've been up to. I was in a really good flow blogging everyday...and then...life happened. I plan on blogging a head to be prepared next time. Anyway, just know I haven't forgotten about you and more content, swatches, reviews, youtube tutorials (YUP!) are coming soon. 















Hello Beauties!





After an entire week of reviewing Milani Products, I wanted to come and end it by sharing with you all my OFFICIAL Milani Favorites! 

From Left to right (no particular order)

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Glosses in Mai-Tai & Luminous, Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color in Pink Rave, Milani ColorStatement Lipsticks in Rose Hip & Cabaret Blent, last but not least....Milani Power Lip Stain in Mango Tango!!! 

Overall:

Most of the products I've reviewed were lips products, and I must say Milani lippies are FANTASTIC and well worth the price. From the scent, the pigmentation and taste. Well...except for the Power Lip Stains, those taste gross so don't lick your lips lol. However the color pay off is ridiculous. Mango Tango will be my purse staple for sure....along with any of these above in the photo. For swatches of these lip sticks and glosses, hit the links above! The names of the products are links to their swatch!


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



Until Next time..
<3 Bee







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!!!!




REVIEW:


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. 


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


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!!! 

JUST AMAZING?!

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:



~Swatches~


~Review~

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.*


*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 www.allthingsbee.com 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 



HOW TO APPLY:



               

THOUGHTS?!


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. 

CONS: NONE!

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.*