Tag Archive | Beauty

Creative Lashes

Tonight my daughter requested some lash extensions. I have been a freelance Makeup Artist for 6 years and only did just makeup with strips. I am so glad in Cosmetology school that I was taught the basics of lash extensions and learned how to make it my own.
I have a love for lashes and brows, one could say obsession, I am constantly practicing new brow techniques and finding out the newest lashes. I just love my passion.

Wild and Free with Ipsy

Yay! My ipsy bag has arrived and I must say I am pretty satisfied with what I received!
If you are not familiar with Ipsy, it's a monthly subscription that has been around for quite a while. Ipsy was created by YouTube and Beauty Influenster Michelle Phan, for $10 per month, you will receive a themed clutch with 5 deluxe samples of beauty and skincare products that is catered to your profile. You can change your preferences at anytime. You can download the app to see your bag for the months, do reviews, and earn points, so you can also check your points to redeem items. Ipsy now has "Ipsy Shopper" where you will receive a mini booklet with Cosmetics you can purchase and earn 10 -30%cash back! You can choose to have a check mailed to you or have the money deposited in your PayPal account! How cool is that? To learn more about Ipsy and to sign up head to ipsy.com. You can use my referral link!
https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_opensubs&sid=link&refer=6mia. Right now I'm giving four friends the opportunity to try a bag for FREE when they sign up, sounds like something you're into? Leave your email address in the comments and I will email you.
This month's theme was "Good Vibes Only" and with everything going on in the world (I am not political so I won't elaborate ") it's good to have some good vibes. Ipsy created three different bags and I received the "Wild and Free" bag. I can't wait to change pouches in my purse and add the new one!
In my bag, I received:
Eyeko Cosmetics mini deluxe sample of their "Black Magic" mascara
Miss Glam blending brush
Promise Organic coconut milk facial lotion which I will be trying tonight!
Seraphine Cosmetics liquid eyeliner
A mini aurora x Ipsy pro cover up concealer
And of course, my pouch
I am satisfied with this month's bag, I can't wait to see what next month will bring!

KKW Beauty

Hate em or love em, you have to admit the Kardashian – Jenner girls are doing their thing, from gracing us on the tv screen to building a billion dollar beauty brand.
Kim Kardashian has added beauty brand owner to her resume. A few months back, Mrs. Kardashian-West dropped her "KKW" cream contour and brush duos. Many were very skeptical to the brand. Kim hosted a launch party for her brand, where she invited some beauty influencers (one day Tee one day) where the attendees left with a goody bag of her newly launched products.
Me being me I could not wait to see some of the influencers test the product!! The reviews weren't so great. I think partially the problem was some were not using their proper skintone shade and secondly, I don't think there were an open mind Disclaimer Time: Everyone has the right to their OWN opinion, doesn't mean they are right neither wrong, it's how they feel about the products based upon THEMSELVES. to the fact the product is brand new so there will probably be a few mistakes. I myself DO NOT own any of KKW Beauty products, but I'm going to share that Kim is expanding her brand to powder contour kits that will include a highlight. If you follow Kim on Snapchat then you have already gotten a sneak peek. Who has bought from KKW? What are your opinions? Are you going to buy the new powder kits?
The photos are not mine. Kim's makeup artist is MakeupbyMario

SubCulture for Fall

Disclaimer: the photo does not belong to me.
Fall is definitely in the air! Everywhere you go or shop from beauty to home goods , fall items are being rolled out ready to welcome in my favorite season!
I went to Ulta today to see what's new and to see what the fuss or complains were about on the Anastasia Beverly Hills newest palette labeled "Sub Culture". From the look of the palette fall was definitely the inspiration. The palette was released a few weeks ago so I am tardy to the party. I was able to see swatches and reviews and some of the reviews I watched many were complaining of fall out or what not, so I did swatch the palette and decided to give my opinion on the palette before I purchase it for myself and my kit.
I am familiar with Anastasia Beverly Hills but I only own three products from the line ( hopefully one day I will become a beauty ambassador and I won't have to be behind). I have the Modern Renaissance palette and I like it and the dip brow pomade is nice, but the eyebrow brush is the perfect stiffness to get your brows on "fleek!"
When I swatched SubCulture,I immediately noticed the pigmentation!! It's there so that's a plus, what I didn't see nor get is the negative reviews that were made. Disclaimer time: Everyone has their right to their opinion, it does not make them right nor wrong, it's just how they felt about the palette. When you have a palette that is not fully pressed and mostly pure pigment, you can expect fall out point blank. I feel the brand wanted to give a rich deep color pay off with this palette. I feel the intention was a little goes a long way. You will get the color pay off that you are looking for. What do I think about the price point? I feel because it's not fully pressed and the pigmentation is there, the price is worth it. I advise though to be very careful with the palette it looks like one fall and your money will be down the drain!

From Me To You

Thank you to all my loyal followers whom take the time to read and engage in my blog! It really means the world to me and I hope to continue to grow and become better for you!!❤️❤️❤️ Telika

Power Collab: Aj x Naturi Naughton

Naturi Naughton has been doing her thing, from singing in the former group 3LW to being rapper Lil Kim in "Notorious" to making power moves as "Tasha St. Patrick "on my favorite show "Power", Now the beautiful and new mommy has teamed up with celebrity Makeup Artist and one of my makeup admirer, AJ Crimson to become the brands first Beauty ambassador. AJ Crimson announced on August 7,2017 that Naturi and himself have collaborated on three liquid lipsticks. The colors were handpicked by Naturi herself, which reflect a tropical, girly, and powerful vibe. They are now on presell and if you use the code "Naturi" you will receive FREE shipping. If you follow AJ and have been paying attention to or have ordered from his brand then you know that these liquid lipsticks will be pigmented and worth the presell. Disclaimer: No I am NOT sponsored by AJ Crimson Beauty, just sharing exciting news. Hopefully one day.
The colors are from top to bottom:
"Power Play" which is a beautiful orchid purple with a slight pink undertone
"Oh I'm Cute", which is a cute bubblegum pink perfect for the office to a a smokey eye with a twist.
Lastly "She's Everything" which is a vibrant orange. If you are not into preselling ,which guarantees you have the items, you can order the collection on August 17,2017 at Ajcrimsonbeauty.com
Photo credits: AJ Crimson instagram page

B.O.B Alert:Lipsynk Cosmetics

It seems instagram is the place to be if you are a makeup artist, makeup lover, beauty enthusiast,etc. scrolling through Instagram and ending up on an actress page and from there a public figure page, I found out that a legend in the Hip Hop world has added Cosmetic owner to her resume.
Legendary rapper McLyte has launched a lipstick line called "LipSynk" Cosmetics. The line contains both regular lipsticks and liquid lipsticks. The pictures above taken from "Lipsynk"'s instagram page, shows that the line caters to the modern professional woman to the hip and chic bold out there woman. I cannot wait to try this line and give my honest opinion. Congrats to the legendary rapper McLyte