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!

Friday, February 4, 2011

My NEW MAC Wonderwoman Items

The Pink is a Lipglass called Emancipation
And the blue tube is a purple mascara called Opulash

Monday, January 31, 2011

10 best body lotions (according the beauty experts)

10. Nivea Extra Enriched Lotion

9. La Mer the Radiant Infusion

8.Best Serum: Clarins Younger Longer Balm Only

7. Hydrazone Body Lotion

6. Frederic Fekkai Creme Luxueuse, Luxurious Body Cream With Shea Butter 6 oz (150 g)

5. Penaten Baby Face and Body Creme

4. Cabots Vitamin E Creme Intensive Skin Cream – 4 Oz

3. Lemony Lemon Shea Butter Body Creme

2. Thalgo Creme d’Exception – Exceptional Cream

1. Creme 155 – Body Contouring Cream by YonKa (4.4 oz.)

5 Practical Tips For Dry Skin

Moisturize the right way …

Dry skin is usually sensitive and, since winter tends to worsen the condition, it requires thorough care. The best approach to managing dry skin is to avoid using commercial creams and lotions that contain mineral oils and other petroleum products.
Creams and other skin-care products that are based on natural hypoallergenic ingredients are the best.
Every morning after showering, pat your entire body with virgin coconut oil, cocoa butter, or shea butter. They contain naturally occurring nourishing ingredients, such as essential oils, skin-friendly Vitamins A, C, D and E, and protein.
Natural creams and lotions are extremely beneficial for dry skin – they heal, deeply moisturize, and protect skin from aging.

Avoid tap water …

If your face skin is dry, try not to wash it with tap water since it often contains chlorine, fluoride, and other undesirable chemicals. Instead, use cold mineral water or ice made with it, or, better, clean your face with an alcohol-free cleaning lotion, toner, or cosmetic milk, made of natural ingredients.
They gently refresh dry skin without causing irritation, while respecting its balance of moisture. Toners and milks effectively remove daily impurities and makeup, purify and refine pores, and leave dry skin feeling clean, soft, and hydrated.

Use oatmeal soap …
If your skin is dry and irritates easily, try to cut back on the amount of time you bathe or shower – some dermatologists even suggest spending no more than three minutes a day in water! Use the mildest soap available and do not overdo it – use soap every other day only. Scrubbing is usually not recommended for dry skin. Instead, once a week use a mild oatmeal soap, which will gently exfoliate your skin without causing irritation.
Include good oils into your diet …
If your skin or scalp develop dry, irritated, itchy spots, do your best to avoid scratching. Apply shea butter or coconut oil several times a day and try to prevent water from splashing on irritated areas. Dry skin is also prone to eczema and other uncomfortable skin conditions. A good preventive measure is to augment your diet with essential oils contained in raw organic butter, cod liver oil, Omega-3 eggs, coconut oil, and fresh cold-water fish.
Use a humidifier …
In cold and dry winter months, consider investing in a humidifier and placing it in your bedroom or other apartment area where you spend a significant amount of time. The additional moisture in the air will help your skin condition improve almost immediately.

Things to See When Finding the Best Eyeliner for Lining The Inner Rim

When it comes to getting the inner rim of one’s eyes to be lined up with eyeliner it will help to take a look at a few things in mind. There are many features of eyeliner that should be considered when it comes to getting the inner rim of one’s eyes to be handled properly. These are all things that will make the eyes look great without too many problems involved with them.

A Small Pencil Should Work

Something should work with a smaller type of eyeliner pencil in mind. Many eyeliner materials work with different types of pencils that can handle various different things. It will be critical to take a look at how the pencil is being used in the area to ensure that the eyeliner is going to work out right for one’s beauty needs.

Something Visible Helps

It is also good to find something that will easily be visible after it has been applied. This means that it will need to work with something that is appealing to the eyes and is going to be simple for anyone to work with when it comes to getting the eyes to be noticed. This is critical because after all of the hard work that one has gone through it will be critical to see that the eyeliner can be easily handled without too much of a problem involved with it.

It Must Be Waterproof

It is critical to find something that is waterproof. The problem with applying this type of material is that it can involve a good amount of irritation to the eyes. This can cause the eyes to begin tearing up. Finding something that works without the use of a great deal of irritation or bothersome feelings will be critical for anyone to work with. It also helps to see that the eyeliner is not going to smear up as it is being used.

Friday, January 21, 2011


Laura Mercier SkinCare Lip Silk Lip Balm--$30

Reviews says:  Buy it now if you have dry and chapped lips its a miracle worker and totally worth the money!

Get Ready for the MAC Peacocky Collection

The newly unveiled MAC Peacocky collection has just surpassed my excitement at their Wonder Woman line, because I completely adore it, especially the campaign image above which I literally want to be.
The collection consists of Kissable Lipcolour, available in 12 shades including Strut Your Stuff (which is a true red) and Scandalicious (a blue fuchsia, for the most daring of you), and Mega Metal Shadow, a creamy, crease-resistant eyeshadow available in 15 vibrant shades including Mating Call (a frosted violet) and Ego (a deep forest green you can see above and which I intend to live in).

Clinique Launch Lip Smoothies for the Kiss It Better appeal

Clinique have launched another line of lip gloss in association with Great Ormond Street Hospital's Children's Charity to help raise money for the Kiss It Better appeal, and they sound delicious.
The limited edition Smoothie Kisses Lip Gloss set includes four shades of Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Glosses: Pink Me Up, Goodness Grapecious, Nude-Tricious and Mango-thon all in a pink bag.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Set Sail for Spring with the China Glaze Anchors Away Collection

Ahoy, matey! The new China Glaze Anchors Away Collection for spring 2011 just docked onto my doorstep, so I thought you’d want to see some swatches. 

From left: Pelican Gray, First Mate and Lighthouse

Knotty, Life Preserver and Ahoy!

Starboard, White Cap and Sunset Sail

How to get ur Nicki Minaj look….

Nicki Minaj is one of the hottest female rapper in the music industry because her many voices and her famous Barbie style. To get her crazy hair styles the best way is to get a blonde human wig and hair spray of the colors you want to add. To top it off you have to add the pink lipstick. Many companies have different shades  similar to Nicki Minaj MAC Pink 4 Friday lipstick.
YSL- Fetish Pink $34
MAC- Pink Nouveau $14

Rihanna has a perfume! …Are we Surprised?!

Your girl Rihanna has a new perfume “Reb’l Fleur” coming out in February 2011. She also has “Rebelle Fleur” tatted on her neck which means rebellious flower. The scent is created by Caroline Sabas and Marypierre Julien of Givaudan.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Must Have Eye Makeup Brushes

Whether you are starting your career as a makeup artist, or love to apply makeup on just yourself, there’s certain tools you need to complete a variety of makeup looks.   I’ve always stated that the 2 things that make or break a makeup look are your primers and your brushes.

There are 4 main brushes you should have for your eye makeup…..

MAC Jeanius Collection for Spring 2011

Launch Date: March 3, 2011 for North America


  • Diva In Distress Mid-tone gray with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Motorhead Mid-tone blue with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Stove Pipe Black Black with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
  • White Jeanius White with silver pearl (Limited Edition)

Lipglass $14.50

  • Docile Chrome pink peach with gold (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Fabulous Felines, ’10)
  • Indigo Pink Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Painted On Grayish beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Lipstick $14.50

  • Acid Washed Grayish beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Pretty Please Pale pink pearl (Lustre) (Permanent)
  • Riveting Rose Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer $13.00

  • Biker Blue Black base with purple and blue pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Frayed-to-Order White matte with soft pink duochrome pearl (Limited Edition)

Blush $18.50 U.S.

  • Overdyed Bright magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Pink Cult Mid-tone neutral pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)