Monday, March 9, 2015

My ChicBeauty: Budget Friendly Glam

Greetings Beauties!!:)

So, I am all about fashion and style on a budget.  It should be no surprise that this applies to beauty as well. I cannot go into retail stores such as Target, CVS, etc without finding my way over on the cosmetic isles looking for the next best item.  One day while on a "makeup browse" through CVS , I was looking through the Wet N Wild Cosmetics section.  Now, I absolutely LOVE their line of Matte lipsticks, but have never tried any of their eye shadows.   I have heard MANY rave about the Comfort Zone eye shadow palette, but has never been interested in trying.  I have too many eye shadow palettes as it is and didn't feel the need to add to the collection (need to apply that same thought to  This palette has been passed by millions of times, but this particular day I just threw it in the basket. I am soooooo glad that I did.

The Comfort Zone eye shadow palette retails for $4.99. This a great price for the bold  pigmentation it has.  It includes eight shades of browns and greens that are both great for simple everyday looks as well as dramatic evening looks.
This palette is budget friendly and great for beginners.  It has an awesome guide to show you where to place each shade.  To create the looks below, I simply used all of the shades on the left side of the palette in the exact order, with the exception of my transition shade. 

Disclaimer:  There are some high-end products used for this look, but the majority are budget-friendly products
Details on this look:
Eyes: Anastasia Beverly Hills  Brow Wiz in Dark Brown
          NYX Eye shadow "Blame it on Midnight" (Transition color)
          Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Eye Shadow Palette
          Loreal Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner (upper lash line)
         MAC eyeliner "Feline" (Water line)
          Mascara - MUF Smokey Extravagant Mascara and  Maybelline Lash Sensational
Face: Pink Sugar Facial Primer
          Loreal True Match W4 "Warm Beige"
          Maybelline Fit Me concealer in #25
          Ben Nye Banana Powder (to set under eye concealer)
          BH Cosmetics  Studio Pro Powder #240(to set entire face)
          ELF Studio contouring blush & bronzer powder in Turks & Caicos (contour)
         Milani Flower blush "Romantic Rose"
        Highlight - Desha Cosmetics  pressed face powder "Adorned Gold" (bridge of nose & highest   point of cheek bones.)
       Mario Badescu Facial spray (to set)
Lips: Nicka K "Dark Purple"
         Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick "Royal Purple" and Maybelline Matte
         Lipstick "Divine Wine"
Over all, I absolutely LOVE this palette and it will definitely get much use.  Please comment below if you have ever tried this palette. Hope you have a FANTABULOUS and CHIC week!!!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Black Out!

Greetings Beauties,
FINALLY.....a post! February has been a busy month for me and on top of that my tripod had broke.....:(.  I have yet to replace it, but I will be doing so very soon.  Trying to get my in-house photographer (Hubby) to cooperate can be a challenge  BUT I am back to try and start March off with a bang!!!  This past Saturday hubby and I attended a birthday party for some friends and this was my look. Hope you enjoy!!


Outfit Details:
Top - Gift
Pants - H&M
Shoes - Steve Madden via Zappos
Leather Jacket - Express
Purse - Forever 21
Necklace - Walmart
Bracelet - Spread LA
Watch - MK
Lipstick-Milani Matte "Glam"
Thanks for stopping by and stay CHIC!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Grey & Mint

Happy Hump day!!
So, there was nothing overly special about this outfit, but just the Spring-like vibe it gives off made me decide to post it.  It simply took me out of the winter rut that I have been in lately.  Even though the South does not really experience negative or super low temperatures, it is cold enough to the point you don't really want to put any effort in getting dressed. Uggs and an over sized sweater on the weekends and simple, fuss free office attire during the week. I am sure some of you feel me, especially my Northerners!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your week loves!!!


Outfit Details:
Blazer - Forever 21
Pants - Love Culture
Cami - New York & Co
Shoes - Steve Madden via Zappos
Necklace - Stein Mart
Watch - Michael Kors
Lipstick - Maybelline Nudes "Sin-A-Mon"
Thanks so much for stopping by. Stay Chic!


Monday, January 26, 2015

My ChicBeauty: Browns & Bronze

Greetings Beauties!!

Fashion trends always find its way back around, but lets not forget the beauty trends as well.  The 90's makeup looks are in full swing.  One of the main looks has been the brown eyes and lips.  The makeup lover that I am did not allow me to pass on this trend.  Please continue to read below on how I achieved this look.

*Disclaimer- I used a random eye shadow palette purchased from Sally's Beauty supply store for this eye look.  Therefore, I cannot give specific names of some the shadow colors.

MAC Brow pencil in "Spiked"
 Upper Crease - Burt Orange
Inner corner & Lower Crease - Dark Brown
Brow Bone - Cream
Eyelid - Bronze pigment from Coastal Scents
Upper Lash line - Maybelline Eye Studio Cream (Black)
Waterline - MAC Kohl pencil in "Feline"
Lashes - Maybelline MegaPlush & L'Oreal  Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara
 Sugar Finish Skin Perfecting Primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC42
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (highlighting)
Black Opal Stick foundation in Beautiful Bronze (Contour)
Ben Nye Banana Powder (to set concealer)
BH Cosmetics Pro Studio Matte Pressed Powder in #240 (to set foundation)
NYC bronzing face powder (to set contour)
Black Radiance Blush in "Toasted Almond
Ruby Kisses All Over Bronzing Powder in Deep Glow (highlight upper cheeks & bridge of the nose)
Mario Badescu Facial Spray (to set entire face)

MAC Lipliner in "Cork"
NYX Lipstick in "Maison" 

If any of you plan to try or have tried the brown makeup look, please share your pictures.  I would love to see them.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week!



Monday, January 12, 2015

Neutrals & Leopard

Hello Beauties!!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!! My weekend was great as I celebrated my birthday on Saturday.  The hubby and kids showered me with cards and gifts and took me to a nice dinner.  On Sunday, we all went to church and had brunch afterwards. Very low-key, but wonderful weekend.  Well, this was my look on yesterday.  Hope you have a FANTABULOUS week!!!;)


 Please excuse my hair.  The wind clearly was having its way with it!!! lol
Outfit Details:
Blazer - Antonia Melani via Plato's Closet
Blouse - Gift
Jeans - Express
Shoes - BCBG via Macy's
Bag- Express
Earrings - Walmart
Lipstick - MAC "Chili"
Thanks so much for stopping by...Stay Chic!