Make Up and Skincare Haul ( May 2015 )

Skincare :

Face moisturizer

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Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer
http://m.target.com/p/sheamoisture-african-black-soap-problem-skin-moisturizer-2-oz/-/A-14529256

Skin Moisturizer

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African Shea Butter

Make Up :

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MAC NC 50 ( for my summer complexion )
http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/158/1231/Products/Face/Foundation/Studio-Fix-Fluid-SPF-15/index.tmpl

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Shea Moisture CC cream ( half way thru my work day my FACE is super oily/shiny )
http://m.target.com/p/sheamoisture-cc-cream/-/A-15373631

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Shea Moisture Primer
http://m.target.com/p/sheamoisture-silicon-free-primer-1-7-oz/-/A-14894961

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Pnkdigger Magic City
http://www.pnkdigger.com/product/magic-city

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Pnkdigger Bankhead Shawty
http://www.pnkdigger.com/product/bankhead-shawty

STOP Racist Police Terror

It’s better to die fighting than to continue living in the illusion of freedom in modern slavery!

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As a blogger i want to be me and write about things that are me. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t write about things that are heavy on my heart as well as things I love. This Freddie Gray and countless others death by the hand of the people who are suppose to protect and serve us …  is really bothering me. It seems like we’re living in 1940 instead of 2015 cause nothing has changed. All a cop can say is that he felt threatened and its OK for them to get away with murder. Sadly , the other person is dead and can’t tell their side of the story . Whatever happen to shoot to injure but now all they are doing is shooting to kill. The Justice system have failed us!!!!

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Through it all, let’s remember why there is unrest and why there is protest. This is because Freddie Gray died after being arrested for no discernible reason. This is because a man’s spine was nearly severed and his voicebox was crushed. He asked for medical attention, didn’t get it and then died as a result of those spinal injuries. This is happening because Freddie Gray’s horrific death is part of an awful national pattern of behavior that needs to stop!

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BEFORE

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Why Baltimore is Burning by Kevin Powell via Huffington Post: “…every single time one of these scenarios occurs, we are handed the same movie script: Person of color is shot and killed by local police. Local police immediately try to explain what happened, while placing most of the blame, without full investigation, on the person shot. Police officer or officers who fired shots are placed on paid “administrative leave.” Media finds any and everything they can to denigrate the character of the dead person, to somehow justify why she or he is dead. Marches, protests, rallies, speeches. Local police show up in military-styled “riot gear.” Tensions escalate. Folks are arrested, people are agitated or provoked; all hell breaks loose. The attention has shifted from the police killing an innocent person to the violence of “thugs,” “gangstas,” “looters.” The community is told to be nonviolent and peaceful, but no one ever tells the police they should also be nonviolent and peaceful. Whites in power and “respectable Black voices” call for calm, but these are the same folks who never talk about the horrific conditions in America’s ghettoes that make any ‘hood a time bomb just waiting for a match to ignite the fury born of oppression, marginalization, containment, and invisibility. These are the same people who’ve been spent little to no time with the poor.”

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Rapper Wale visits Baltimore high schools to speak to students about the ‪#‎BalitmoreUprising‬.

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Here’s a video of some of his remarks: http://www.complex.com/music/2015/04/wale-visited-baltimore-high-school-following-protests

RIP Freddie Gray
RIP  Al Jarreau Cross
and countless others 😞

UPDATE

‪#‎FreddieGray‬ death deemed a homicide. He asked for help twice and received no help from Baltimore police. Charges filed, this is only the first step. We must stay informed and up todate.

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This is the first step! Ill just hold off on my excitement until they are officially convicted

Empire State of Mind

Welcome to the melting pot, corners where we sellin’ rock
Afrika Bambataa shit, home of the hip-hop
Yellow cab, gypsy cab, dollar cab, holla back
For foreigners it ain’t fair, they act like they forgot how to add
8 million stories, out there in the naked
City it’s a pity, half of y’all won’t make it – Jay Z

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I certainly MADE IT 💯 survived it all!

Its been 4 months since I moved back to Vegas from New York. I was truly blessed with all the opportunities I had received in New York and nothing has changed but my address. I was extremely blessed that I could still do everything I was doing there from home. There is nothing like HOME.

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Being from Vegas your SPOILED , im SPOILED! The cost of living is way cheaper , VEGAS is clean , no rats , no trains etc the list could go on and on. Vegas and New York is both money cities but they don’t compare …. they couldn’t compare. One thing I loved in New York was the culture. Seeing so many great events and festivities for my ppl was so awesome , I was overjoyed. Vegas is slowly getting culture but its no where near NY , they have parades and events for almost every thing. Them Jamaican , Haitian and Trinidad ppl know how to party. Its a very huge island base in Brooklyn where I was living.

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I will say I loved the almost 2 year experience ❤ everybody should experience NY in some way or another. That void is filled , its out my system and I have no regrets.I would never make it my home but a long summer vacation wouldn’t be so bad. Through it all im so thankful I had my sister by my side during this adventure. I wouldn’t have done it without her in the big city all alone

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I’ll always remember what my homeboy told me when I moved to NY. He said ” Always look up its beautiful here but when you look around shit aint sweet , dont believe the hype!”

Fashion and Style 411 : Filthy Chic

There’s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister. ~Tia Mowry

Atlanta Sisters Keelia and Tamra are the stylish duo Filthy Chic.

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Question 1: So whens the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

Keelia/Tamra: We have been fashion lovers for most of our lives. Our mother and grandmother would take us on weekend shopping trips to the mall. We would literally stay all day: from the time the mall opened until the stores were closing. We enjoyed every moment and we quickly became professional shoppers and fashionistas.

Question 2: Do you have a signature STYLE?
As sisters and being very close in age, we have grown up dressing alike, but as we have gotten older we have both established our own personal style.

Keelia: My style tends to be more classic and with pops of trends. Think Grace Kelly meets Rihanna. Most of my wardrobe consists on skirts, dress and blazers. I love to pair a classic midi skirt with a trendy crop top. That is definitely my summer go to outfit.

Tamra: My style varies depending on my mood and how I am feeling at the moment. Like most women I go through periods of being super trendy but I also have times where I dress for comfort. So do I have a signature style? No not really because I feel style, like most things in life, is a journey.

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Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?
Keelia/Tamra: We dont have a particular favorite designer, but we do have stores that we frequent on a regular basis like: Ann Taylor, Zara, Urban Outfitters, and ASOS.

Question 4: Who is your current STYLE crush?
Keelia/ Tamra: We love to keep up with other fashion bloggers. Currently, we are crushing on Wendy from Wendys Look Book and Tiffany Battle from The Werk Place.

Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?
Our blog outfits consists of things we actually wear each day and also styled outfits for particular occasions. Ninety-nine percent of the time we really do wear the outfits we post on the blog. Its a real life fashion journal.

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Question 6: What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?
We live in Atlanta so there are so many unique boutiques. Our favorite is Co-sign Resale Boutique off Howell Mill Rd. Every time we go we find so many designer gems.

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Michel’le Opens Up

Westcoast Legend Michel’le is known for her squeaky childlike speaking voice, which is a startling contrast to her strong vocals

We LOOK a celebrity as picture perfect and when 2 celebrities start dating they become a certified POWER COUPLE ( these relationships were way before the social media and paparazzi craze). Michel’le came on the scene at 16 years old as the first lady of Ruthless Records . Later she began 2 high profile relationships and had children with Dr. Dre and 9 years later Suge Knight. She has never opened up about her relationships til now.

These days you can catch Michel’le every Wednesday night on R & B Divas : LA. She has the cutest personality and she is mad funny. Now a days with these reality shows sometimes editing isn’t on your side. Michel’le is no exception because for some reason is it me or does she seem more sad and depressed this season? Needless to say i love the realness and less ratchet vibe she brings to the show. Ive been saying this since day 1 and will continue to…. You can’t have an R & B Divas : LA without the Westcoast Queen!

My Michel’le faves :

Somethings in my Heart

2 Pac feat Michel’le – Run the streets

No more lies

Michel’le and Dr. Dre have a son named Marcel (born 1991).She married Death Row Records CEO/founder Suge Knight in 1999. They have a daughter Balei, who was born in 2002.

IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO YOU ARE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS NEVER OK. SEEK HELP

MAC Mia Moretti Collection

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Debuting right in sync to the feverish rhythm of summer festival season, DJ and musical style muse Mia Moretti curates a nostalgic collection for M·A·C that casts the warmth of the spotlight in colours such as sand-toasted peach, Riviera reds and poolside hues. For the playful romantic who dances to the beat of her own drum, Mia Moretti for M·A·C gives you the instruments you need to create your next smash hit.

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DESERT SUN creamy nude (amplified)
WEEKEND 1 bubblegum pink (amplified)
SHE’S A PEACH bright salmon (amplified)
WEEKEND 2 lilac (amplified)
UMBRELLA SKY bright sky blue (amplified)
VINTAGE RADIO seafoam green (amplified)
SRP $40.00 US / $48.00 CAD

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LIPSTICK
MARIA MORETTI cherry red (amplified)
HIGH TEA beige pink with pearl (lustre)
SRP $16.00 US / $19.00 CAD

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CREAM COLOUR BASE
DESERT ROADTRIP golden bronze
SUMMER WIND pale sand shimmer
SRP $21.00 US / $25.00 CAD

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CASUAL COLOUR
PUTTIN’ ON THE SPRITZ bright intense coral
P.S. I LIKE YOU carnation pink
SRP $22.00 US / $26.00 CAD

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ACCESSORIES
MIA MORETTI TOTE
SRP $50.00 US / $60.00 CAD

MIA MORETTI MAKEUP BAGS
SRP $46.00 US / $55.00 CAD

AVAILABLE NORTH AMERICA April 2, 2015 at select M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and maccosmetics.com INTERNATIONAL EX. CHINA China April 2015 at select M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and maccosmetics.com

MAC Cosmetics Philip Treacy collection

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MAC Philip Treacy represents a unique partnership – London’s leading couture hat designer collaborating with the world’s boldest makeup brand. Going back through his extraordinary career, Treacy culled inspiration from his work to create a trio of sensational head case the structure of the face. Paired with each hat, a collection of products that enhances the face’s most evocative features.

Here’s some the ones im eyeing and definitely want to check out from the collection

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BRUSH
127 SPLIT SIDED FACE BRUSH
SRP $35.00 US / $42.00 CAD

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FALSE LASHES
EXTREME BLACK black
SRP $22.00 US / $26.00 CAD

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LIPSTICK
NO FAUX PAS yellow hot pink (matte)
CARDINAL yellow burgundy red (satin)
HOLLYWOOD CERISE magenta berry (satin)
SRP $16.00 US / $19.00 CAD

Here’s the to finish out the collection

FLUIDLINE
ROYAL WINK bright ink blue
BLUE PEEP bright flat teal
BLACKTRACK true flat black
SRP $16.00 US / $19.00 CAD

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HIGH-LIGHT POWDER
NUDE PINK champagne base with silver
BLUSH PINK light pink with silver
SRP $32.00 US / $37.00 CAD

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PRO LONGWEAR PAINT POTS
CHROME ANGEL platinum silver
GENUINE TREASURE reflects antique gold
SRP $21.00 uS / $25.00 CAD

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AVAILABLE NORTH AMERICA April 2, 2015 select MAC locations, 1.800.588.0070 and maccosmetics.com INTERNATIONAL EX. CHINA China April 2015 at select MAC locations, 1.800.588.0070
and maccosmetics.com

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