Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hawa Cosmetics

First I want to give a shoutout to Hawa Abdul, one of the best and coolest makeup teachers I know, I learned so much in such a short time, I added to the knowledge I already have, made new fellow MUA friends.

Thanks so much for giving us a opportunity to learn this wonderful skill, and like you said there are many more blessings to come.

I just can't wait to get out there on the jobs and show my skills and what you have taught us.
xoxo Annie Rocks :)

Getting Fit for Summer

Ladies are you ready for this summer weather if not here are some tips to stay fit now and all the way through the summer:

1. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Water cleanses the body and allows your body to function more efficiently. Make sure you are drinking about 16 ounces every 30 minutes, before, during, and after exercise. Some sports drinks such as PowerAid and GatorAid have special ingredients that help replenish fluids to prevent dehydration.

2. Get outdoors. Our country is beautiful and exploring the great outdoors can be a helpful distraction to the chore of exercising. Make a list of outdoor activities that you want to participate in over the summer and schedule them!

3. Establish your support network. When trying to get into shape, it is important to have family and friends who actively support you. Many times, the people in your life can sabotage your success. This means they need to respect your goals and not offer you wrong foods, or try to pull you away from your exercise program. Explain to them how important this is to you and that you need their encouragement.

4. Follow a Training Program and Keep Records for accountability. If you really serious about your goals, it helps to establish and commit to a training plan. A program will keep you focused and allow you to set short term goals. Tracking your progress will also allow you to assess what’s working and what’s not.

5. Eat small meals frequently. Eat more frequently but in smaller portions. The more often you eat, the higher your metabolic rate. A higher metabolism burns more calories a day. Eat 5-6 smaller meals a day to ensure adequate nutrients to build muscle and burn fat.

6. Be patient. If you took the winter off, don’t expect to reach your fitness goals in a week or two. It’s more important that you enjoy the summer while appreciating the efforts that you’re making. Focus on what you want to accomplish daily in your physical activity and the results will follow. Getting fit takes time and with commitment, you will reach your goals.

7. Love yourself. Accept the fact that we are all built differently and that love comes from within. Always love yourself for who you are inside. As long as you are eating right, exercising, and doing your very best, you will be healthy and happy. Do the best you can and love the inside beauty more than the outside beauty.

8. Remember to Have Fun. Keep in mind that the summer is supposed to create some of the best memories of the year. So relax and enjoy your activity and let’s get healthy one tip at a time!

Revlon PhotoReady Foundation

- Finish! Looks like really pretty skin!! Love the finish
- Blendability; I can use anything, including my fingers!
- Packaging - Thank the lord for a pump!!
- Medium coverage; buildable
- Does no accentuate dry areas on my face
- Feels like I don't have foundation on!
- Looks great in photos. The SPF does not give me a white cast even in flash photography. Some worry about this, but you can mitigate it by setting with a mineral foundation. I personally don't have to at all.

- Price..A little pricier than normal drugstore foundations, but I got mine on sale
- Shimmers. There are noticeable shimmers when you swatch it on your hand, but on your face, you have to be super super close to see it.
- Lack of oil control (though it is usually easily mitigated with setting with powder)
- Okay staying power. It does last for about 6-8 hours on me

I absolutely LOVE this foundation. It looks great in every lighting and even in flash photography. I wish it had longer staying power, but as an everyday foundation, it's perfect. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011


EYESWonder Woman Eye Shadow X4: Defiance, shade combo of Defiance, Paradise Island, Star Studded and Real Drama eye shadows
Jeanius Eye Shadow in Motorhead, midtone dirty blue with copper pearl

LIPSSheen Supreme Lipstick in Bare Again, pink neutral beige
Wonder Woman Lipglass in Wonder Woman, bright red with soft pearl
Wonder Woman Lipstick in Heroine, brown bronze
Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Behave Yourself, light blue pink

FACECremeblend Blush in So Sweet, So Easy, bright yellow pink
Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder, formulated to provide a smooth, virtually invisible, fresh-looking finish

ACCESSORIESWonder Woman Red Makeup Bag, minimal in form; haute impact in use.

MAC Jeanius Collection for Spring 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


A Limited Edition Lipstick personally designed by Nicki Minaj is back ladies.......Featuring a bright, creamy pink satin formula, Nicki's shade is only available online. Click here to order from MAC now while supplies last!