Must Haves: Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask

It’s time for another product review from the Valentia skin care. I was sent a jar of the Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask through Brandbacker and the first thing I noticed was the smell. It was unlike any clay mask I have ever used which is typically St. Ives Timeless Skin Mineral Clay Firming Mask or Freeman…

Denver Fashion Week Spring ’16

  Let me start out by saying that I really enjoyed the Denver Fashion Weekend Spring ’16 festivities, a multi-day event that features local and national designers and boutiques, along with hair shows and awards ceremonies. Unfortunately, I missed the 303 Awards/Southwest Hairstyling Awards on Night One, but celebrity stylist Tabitha Coffey received a Lifetime…

Must Haves: Valentia Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum

I’m back with another sponsored review of a Valentia product. This time, I was given a bottle of the Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum, which is supposed to increase elasticity by increasing the circulation in your skin. The Valentia line of beauty products are fascinating to me because while each product has an individual role, all of the…

Is The Spray On Nail Polish Worth The Splurge? — Enterspree

  I don’t often reblog, but I had to give props to a fellow beauty blogger, Chanele Edwards at Enterspree for this review of Nails Inc. Paint Can nail polish. I wrote a blog post in December when I first heard about it praising the innovation but hypothesizing the pitfalls of a product that wasn’t available in…

I Didn’t Know Balmain Had a Hair Care Line Either

  It was during Paris Fashion Week that the I discovered Balmain was into hair? Should I feel stupid for not knowing the French fashion brand extended to a hair care line? This revelation came just yesterday while reading an article on Business of Fashion about Balmain’s new custom wig venture – an extension of…

Must Haves: Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum

  Today, I am reviewing another product from Valentia; the Royal Rose Hydrating Serum. I was so impressed with the True Glow Eye Cream, and the Ultra Plumping Hydrating Mask that I jumped all over the opportunity to write another sponsored post. After applying the serum for a couple of nights,  I decided to approach…

I Want – Issey Miyake’s Bao Bao Bag

    I was smack dab in the middle of ogling Chanel’s Fall 2016 collection when I ran into this beauty, the Issey Miyake Bao Bao Crystal Shoulder Bag. Isn’t it fascinating? It must be EVERYTHING if it made me stop looking a Chanel. This is, as most things are on my “I Want” list,…

I Want: Michael Kors’ Floral Mary Janes

First of all, I loved, loved, loved, Michael Kor’s Pre-Fall 2016 collection. I am so stunned and surprised by some of the elements he incorporated into the current trends, that my mindset for the couture shows is completely blown. I’m not a pink girl, but I NEED that pink and white mink coat. What I…

Microbead-free Options

I’m sure you’ve heard that the senate has just passed the Microbead-free Waters Act of 2015 that bans the production of products containing microbeads. If exfoliation is part of your beauty regimen (and it should be) you may have products in your home such as body washes, scrubs and toothpaste that contain microbeads. You may have…

News From The Beautiverse – Pre-Fall and Couture Edition

  What Exactly Does Pre-Fall Mean? The pre-fall shows have just ended and the haute couture shows are winding down. They are the appetizers before we sit down for fashion week. I don’t know why they call it fashion week when globally, it lasts for two and a half months. While I’m owning my confusion,…

Lupita Nyong’o REALLY Likes Elie Saab and Hopefully Jared Leto

Hollywood and fashion “It” girl Lupita Nyong’o  looked absolutely stunning, as usual, in not one, but two Elie Saab dresses Sunday. Once again, she proved she can do no wrong, this time in a floor length, striped floral print gown that she wore to the SAG Awards, and then a shorter version to The Weinstein Company and…

News From The Beautiverse Jan. 14-Jan.20

  I’m late. Not a good start, I know. I got caught up in how to make the site function better and I missed my Wednesday deadline. The option was; forget about it this week or post it late. I choose to finish it and post it late. I have a problem with finishing things…

I Want -Blackbird And The Snow Gold And Diamond Celestial Earrings

Aren’t they heavenly? These absolutely stunning yellow gold and diamond celestial earrings by Blackbird And The Snow are subtle enough for day and eye-catching enough for night. I found beauties on W magazine online and I gasped when I saw how much were, but upon research, I found Blackbird And The Snow is designed and…

Holly Burn Spoofs Vogue’s 73 Questions With Victoria Beckham

  Last week I wrote a couple of posts about Victoria Beckham (I guess last week was unintentionally all about Victoria Beckham) and one of the mentions was in my weekly newsletter “News From The Beautiverse” about her stint on Vogue’s 73 Questions series. British comedian, actor, and writer Holly Burn decided to spoof it (somebody had to)…

Victoria, Victoria Beckham x Nails Inc. Inspired Nail Art

  I was working on a completely unrelated post when during a moment of procrastination, I came across the Victoria, Victoria Beckham x NAILS INC. polish line on Chalkboard Nails. The limited edition lacquer line was inspired by the Victoria, Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2015 RTW collection, and Sarah Waite created the nail art based on Designer…

March Lacquer Legion Submission

So this months lacquer legion theme was luck, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day I’m sure, but it could be anything that symbolizes ‘luck traditional and otherwise. Lucky for me I had the sense to start early and create two manicures because the second one was I did the night before the challenge was a…

The Best Makeup To Cover Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that darkens the skin and results in uneven skin tone and can be very difficult to cover. I am personally affected by this condition, and it makes life difficult. The condition is caused by many factors; disease, sun exposure, medications, and hormonal changes are just a few of the catalyst…

February Lacquer Legion Submission Featuring Essie

February’s Lacquer Legion submission was created from a manicure I found on Essie, and I decided to recreate it but with Essie’s Ignite the Night instead of Chinchilly. The problem is that as lovely as this Sssssexy is, I have never been able to create passable magnetic nail art with it. Because it was only…

Do You Agree? What Trends Need To Die?

Trends change constantly, some stick around for years, some for a season, and some never die. Every season has a new black and for New York Fashion Week, its gold. Seriously, why can’t gold just be the new “it” color and let black be black? Nothing replaces black. Am I wrong? Yahoo Shine has enlisted…

Double Take: Donna Karan’s Graphic Blanket Cape

You gotta love Donna Karan. Her co-ed fashion show was wonderfully edgy and dare I say, very New York. There are so many looks I love from her show, but this is the one that stood out for me, and I am a sucker for a cape. At first, I thought I was a cape dress…

Whoops! But Check Out These Tutorials Since You’re Here.

Another Whoops! So sorry. Obviously I am working on a post but my fingers are faster than the computer. Stay tuned for a fantastic post on my favorite subject; Nail Art with my nail art failures as the subject. Until then, please enjoy a couple of tutorials, the first is about nail maintenance that will…

MBFW NY Spring 2014 Schedule Plus Zac Posen, Hervé Léger and Jason Wu

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is alive and kicking and I couldn’t be more excited. I always find this time honored event an opportunity to discover new designers and catch up with my favorite designers. For the curious and committed, this is the entire schedule for Spring 2014 fashion week festivities. September 05 9AM NICHOLAS K…

OPI Designer Series Introduces Raw Granite Matte Glitter Polish

I am a major nail art fiend, and I absolutely love fingernail polish. There was a time when I was completely against glitter polishes because I thought they were gaudy and I wasn’t crazy about matte finishes either. I have seen beautiful nail art that incorporates matte and glitter, and I am hooked. If I…

What Is The Best Mascara For Contact Lens Wearers?

There are many advantages to wearing contact lenses. Contacts are liberating because they improve peripheral vision, you are not constantly aware of them because of their weight, and you don’t have to own several pairs of glasses or sunglasses if you want to your eyewear to compliment your wardrobe. Eye makeup choices may need to…

Project Runway: Say Goodbye to Unicorns

Yeah, Timothy is gone!!! Now I can enjoy Project Runway fully! Three weeks of sucking. I dare anyone to find one person that can say what he brought to the table was in any way, shape, or form worthy of the runway. Another unconventional challenge, this time with materials from prizes won on a fun-filled…

Beyoncé Stuns With New Pixie Cut

No, it’s not a wig. Everyone, and I mean everyone is going gaga over Beyoncé’s new haircut with some speculating that it is a wig, and she would never shear her long locks. Well, she did and I like it. It is a little difficult to see the long hair gone after seeing her with…

I Want: Michelle Williams’ Edgy Pixie Cut

Is this not the cutest haircut ever? Michelle Williams rocks a carefree and funky ‘do that definitely suits her in this Louis Vuitton accessories ad. Her hair was styled by Sam McKnight (genius),and the gorgeous actress was lucky to have the one and only Stéphane Marais grace her face with her enviable artistic skills. Love…

Out of This World: Matte Nebula Nails!

The Nailasaurus: Pastel Planets: Matte Nebula Nails! I couldn’t stop staring at these nails. Another stunning nail art manicure by The Nailasaurus. The first picture is the matte version, and the second picture is before the matte effect. Interplanetary level fantastic! Which version do you prefer? Related articles WATCH: How to Get Ice Cream Cone…

How to Make Nail Art Last Longer

I don’t know about you, but there is nothing more frustrating than getting a cute manicure and having it chip before you can you can enjoy it. It is even more frustrating when you are doing your own do-it-yourself nail art and it doesn’t last long enough to show off. It’s not a secret that…