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9.07.2012

BLOG SALE: More Makeup & Beauty Items

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Hello Beauty Mavens!

As I continue to purge my makeup arsenal I have decided to have yet another makeup sale. These sales will be taking place more often than not until everything is just about gone. If you see any items that spark your interest please leave a MSG below in the comments section with your email address & the item you'd like & I will send you an invoice. Please note shipping costs is $ 3.00 within the US & $11.50 outside of the US for registered mail please specify whether you would like to waive this option but please note that I will not be held responsible for lost or misrouted packages. Items are available on a first come, first served basis. No holding, no reserves.

List:

MAC paints - $8 ea.
Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer
Deep #5 - $12
Sonia Kashuk brush set - $12
Ben Nye Spirit Gum Set - $10
NYX Jumbo Pencil Horseradish - $2
MAC Glitters Mini Vial $10
NYX Glitter $3
Joya Cosmetics Pigment - $5
Violent Lips - $13
Instructional Makeup DVD's - $12 (Reduced)
MAC eyeshadow palette - filled $40
MUFE Aqua Brow (Ash) - $15

More items will be added as time progresses.

Any questions? artiastry@gmail.com or leave a comment below. Thanks!

2.20.2012

*UPDATED* Makeup Blog Sale - Clearing Out Inventory

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Hi!


I know it's been a while, I hope all is well.


I'm gradually cleaning out my inventory of makeup and beauty products and have the following items are for sale.


Please note: some of the products are both new and used.  The used products have been sanitized however it wouldn't hurt to sanitize them again upon receipt.


If you're in the local commuting area (Washington, DC) arrangements can be made for you to pick up the items. S/H is $5.00 flat rate. Paypal is accepted. Since I'm trying to clear out the majority of my inventory, more items will be posted in the next few days. This includes more blushes, shadows, lipsticks, makeup brushes, tools and accessories.  If there's something you're interested in that you don't see ask me to see if I may have it. 


For all inquiries contact: artiastry@gmail.com.



Zoya Nail Polishes - $3.50 each
True Religion Jeans (size 29) $60
Bobbi Brown Beauty (paperback) - $ 8
Fashion Ring - $5 


*NEW* Hot Pink Disc Earrings - $8
(only blue available)

** more accessories to be posted soon **


Fashion Lashes - $4 ea.
2 for $7
3 for $10





M.A.C. Blush Fleur Power - $8
IMAN Blush Posh - $5
M.A.C. Fluidline Silverstroke - $3 







Ben Nye Matte Foundation - Shinsei Fairest - $4



Foundations: (L to R) Iman - Sand 4 - $7
Iman - Clay 2 - $6
Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse - Caramel - $5
Elf Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder - $1


(L to R) 5 tier stackable storage container - $2
5 disposable mascara wands - $.50 cents
M.A.C. Couture Lipstick - House of Style - $8


(L to R)  Boaz Stein makeup brush - throw in
Crown makeup brush (new) - $5
Smashbox HD  Healthy FX foundation - Light L3 - $12
Smashbox Bronze Lights - Sunkissed Matte - $12 SOLD



Nail Polishes
(L to R) Sparitual - "Enlightened" - $5
Sephora for OPI - "Iris I Was" $6
Deborah Lippmann - "Pump Up The Jam" - $10
Chanel - "Jade Rose" $8 SOLD
NARS mini -  "Orgasm" $8
Sinful Colors - "Summer Peach" $1 SOLD


Barbie Brush Roll - $7

Barbie Brush Roll 



Assorted Eyeshadows
Top L-R (Lancome Fashion Show, Lancome Beguiling Blue - $8)
Milani (name unknown - $2)
Cover Girl (Sombra) - $2
M.A.C. Blue Flame, Newly Minted, Trax, - $8
NYX Ultimate Pearl Shadow - Copper Pearl - $2 





8.03.2011

Ajani Truth Photography & Studio 400 | Faces of Truth Beauty Marathon | August 21

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5.04.2011

365 Days of Lips | Yum Yum Gimme Some!

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Hello Beauties!


Although this lipstick is sold out practically EVERYWHERE, that didn't stop me from hunting it down.  C'mon it's PINK, I had to have it!!!  Shout out to ShanaJanelle for going IN and holding down the 365 Days of Lips challenge!


Today's Lips:


M.A.C. Candy Yum Yum  Lipstick - LE ($14.50) - A bright, matte neon pink! 
M.A.C. Vino Lipliner (applied sparingly)

*swoon*


 color without flash (sleepy)
color with flash
swatch with flash
swatch without flash under light





Peace, Love & Lipgloss!


3.31.2011

The Makeup Show - NYC - May 15-16

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May 15-16, 2011


That time of the year is vastly approaching where Makeup Artists, Bloggers, Fashion Stylists and Industry Comrades come together for annual The Makeup Show!  I attend The Makeup Show in NYC   just about every year and I'm always uber excited!  


This time around I will take full advantage of the education and only shop for what I need instead of over splurging on things that I "think" I need.  I've made a list and I'm sticking to it.  Of course I say that now, we'll see how I do come May.  Exhibitors include brands such as Inglot, OCC, Cinema Secrets, Graftobian, Smashbox, Eve Pearl, Sam Fine Beauty, Kevyn Aucoin and Danessa Myricks for I Make You Beautiful just to name a few. 
It's quite possible for a true makeup addict like myself to lose their mind and go completely insane and buy up everything, maxing out credit cards and such  on all of the great products at this event, so I suggest making a list, setting a budget and "try" to maintain some self control.



"Like" The Makeup Show on Facebook



The Makeup Show is an event that enables one to Shop, Learn, Network & Have Fun!


My fellow beauty blogging, MUA friends and I will see ya there! 

Peace, Love & Lipgloss!

25% Discount On Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner Through April 15th!

Cinema Secrets brush cleaner is one of the best in the business, I love it!

SALE: 4 oz. - $9.74  / 32 oz. $26.24
Orders yours while supplies last!

E-mail orders: info@cinemasecrets.com (fastest service)
Telephone orders: (855) 966-2443


3.23.2011

Why Do Women Wear Hair Extensions?

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Why do women wear hair extensions (i.e, weaves, tracks)?

This question has been asked many times before by both men and women (predominately men).  As a woman who "chooses" to wear hair extensions a few times out of the year, I felt the need to address those with inquiring minds and to downplay the stereotypes especially as it relates to women of color. Maintaining and caring for hair extensions takes work so all of the talk about women being "lazy" is a little far fetched.  Don't get me wrong there may be some who choose to just get up and go however the average woman wants to look decent from head to toe before heading out into public especially when it comes to our hair. Some of our favorite celebrites wear hair extensions yet, we still love them!

A few of my past hairstyles that included hair extensions.








Ok so back to the question at hand "Why Do Women Wear Hair Extensions?" 

I reached out to Yannize Joshua, Marketing Assistant for Indique Hair for a more in depth answer to this question:

"Hair is as much as a statement piece as a bag, shoe, or any other accessory. With that being said, women, if they are going to invest in hair extensions, should do just that: INVEST. Find an amazing stylist and use premium hair that you can reuse multiplie installs that will stand the test of time over and over again. Do your research and invest in yourself; don't be afraid to splurge on YOU.


With that being said, hair extensions are supposed to enhance who you already are, and not be a crutch to be someone that you are not. As long as you have a secure sense of self, you will be an amazing, gorgeous woman with a bald head or 24 inches of waves flowing down your back."

Thanks Yannize!


Personally, I don't have a lot of time during the week to do my own hair because I'm BUSY!  To have to get up every morning to flat iron or curl my hair is simply out of the question not to mention the excess amount of heat which can lead to damaged hair. I like diversity, so I tend to switch up quite often one day it may be straight, the next day it may be curly, long or short.  Some women with natural hair may choose to wear hair extensions because it is a protective maintenance style. A friend of mine says she wears "weaves" because it helps her to maintain her hairstyle after working out at the gym which would have otherwise ruined her natural hair.  Some women don't always have time to sit in the hair salon for 3-7 hours for a hairstyle that will last 2-3 days, after that then what?  While wearing hair extensions I visit the salon weekly or bi-weekly for a wash, condition and style and get it tightened every 4-6 weeks as needed until I'm ready to have it removed.  I've been able to maintain my hair extensions for up to 3 months in the past. Wrap it up at night, unwrap it in the morning, scrunch it with some curl serum if you're donning curly hair, tease, spray and go.  Wear a sain scarf, bonnett or sleep on a satin pillow case.  Get up & go beauty!


More reasons why women wear hair extensions:
  • Protective maintenance style
  • Working out
  • Hair loss
  • Busy schedule
  • Diversity
  • Natural hair transition
  • Giving hair a break from chemicals, heat, etc.
Last but not least women wear hair extensions because we CHOOSE to and we have that right! If you don't like it, that's cool you're entitled to your opinion but don't bash those who do.

 
Peace, Love & Lipgloss,
XOXO :-)

3.09.2011

My Eva Lash Experience

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Sunday, I decided to give the Eva Lash eyelash extensions a try.  Eva Lash(es) are a quality brand of semi permanent eyelashes with synthetic hairs.  Unlike other lash extensions Eva Lash lasts for approximately 4 weeks, take less time to apply (45 minutes) and it's affordable. 
Before

After



Please be advised, these are not DIY lashes that can be purchased at your local beauty supply or drugstore.  If you're considering giving Evalashes a try, I suggest you contact a professional Certified Eyelash Specialist who has been trained in the application of eyelash extensions and not just individual eyelashes.


If you're within the D.C. metropolitan area contact Kelley Epps-Woods to schedule an appointment.  Thanks Kelley!


Peace, Love & Lipgloss,