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Celebrity Inspired FOTD | Tahiry #LHHNY Reunion (Makeup)

30 Apr

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Products Used:

M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid, NC50

IMAN Pressed Powder, Earth Medium

Sephora Collection Perfecting Cover Concealer, Tan

MUFE (Makeup Forever) Pro Finish pressed powder, 185

Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush, In Bloom

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Tint, Brunette

Lancome Artliner, Brown

Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Pencil, Black

Pro 88 Color Neutral Palette, warm

M.A.C. lip stick, Candy Yum Yum

M.A.C. lip stick, Saint Germain

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FOTD: Navy Blue Smoky Eyes

30 Apr
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Products Used:

M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid, NC50

IMAN Pressed Powder, Earth Medium

Sephora Collection Perfecting Cover Concealer, Tan

NARS cream bronzer,

Jenni Rivera 36 eyeshadow/ blush palette, shimmery coral & dark pink blush

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Tint, Brunette

Lancome Artliner, Brown

Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Pencil, Black

Jenni Rivera 36 eyeshadow/ blush palette, shimmery/ white & navy blue eyeshadow

M.A.C. lip pencil, Plum

M.A.C. lip stick, Saint Germain

297960_10151357085736555_1547589423_nHair Provided by http://www.Ex-oticHairExtensions.com

Double Take: 2012 VMA Rhianna’s Red Carpet Look (Rock Lips 2 Ways)

10 Sep

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There are very little “misses” when it comes to Island beauty Rhianna’s makeup choices. This classic red lip and lush lashes plays up the singer’s unique features flawlessly. Little moderations have been made to modernize this “pin up” inspired look as well, so I took the liberty of making my own little tweak to make it my own.

To start, I “closed off” the eyes by tight-lining my upper and lower waterline using a black khol pencil instead of going for the wide-eyed effect with using white or cream eyeliner. Secondly, I opted for a cranberry toned, glossy lip color instead of the matte true red or red orange shade seen worn by Rhianna.

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Either way, I wanted to stay true to the spirit of this look and kept the flawless, glowy skin, shimmery, golden tinted lids, bold liner/ lashes and passionate pout. Check out how I rocked out this look!

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Rock it out like it’s 1991!! Azaelia Banks “1991” Inspired Look

10 Sep

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Products Used:
Face:

Smashbox Photo Ready Primer

Nivea Cream (moisturizer)

Estee Lauder Stay Put Concealer

Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

Black Opal Concealing Foundation, Carob

Bare Minerals powder, Warm Beige

Pink Stiletto Cosmetics blush/ bronzer, Warm Glow

Eyes:

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original

Sephora Primal Instincts Palette

Ruby Kisses gel liner, Rich Black

ColorfulOnline duo fiber mascara

Lips:

Pink Stiletto Cosmetics lip whip, Mystic

LA Splash pigment, Passionate Plum

HOW amazing is this look? This bold lip and understated eye look screams HBIC in a matter of plum lips and lashes. Although I used little more than lipstick and mascara to re-create this “Rap Rapunzel” Inspired vintage creation, it’s obvious that to pull off this daring look, swagger is a must have accessory! Two snaps DIVAS!

Final WEEK in March Madness Giveaway!!

25 Mar

Hey DIVAS!!!!!!

Well, we have come to an end to my March Madness Giveaway and I want to first start off by saying THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the beautiful Divas who’s supported me, my channel, blog and giveaways so far! Before I give you the run down on my final March Madness giveaway, I want to ANNOUNCE the lucky winner of the RPG Show Wavy WIG!! WHOO HOO!!

CONGRATS GOES TO April Antoinette!!! Get it GIRL! Now you know what to do boo, email me your contact info and I will get your package out to you ASAP! I will give you only 3 days to get this back to me doll, or else unfortunately I will have to choose another winner! (winner was chosen via Random.org)

NOW, onto this week’s final Giveaway; because I missed last week, I’m giving two of you lucky DIVAS a chance to win some great prizes so here we go!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about a recent palette I picked up from BH Cosmetics (the Jenni Rivera 36 Eyeshadow and Blush Palette), and since I’ve been sooo satisfied with this purchase, I wanted to gift this awesome palette to one of my gorgeous supporters!! Let’s get down to the rules for this one;

1. You must be a subscriber to my Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/MissChriss82)
2. You must follow me on twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/MissChriss82)
3. You must be a fan on my FB Page (http://www.facebook.com/misschriss82.mua)
4. Post a slide show vid recreating this look (see video below). Video does NOT have to be a tutorial, just 1 or 2 pics of you rocking your best recreation of this look.

5. In one of the photos, be sure to include a pic of you holding a piece of paper with your YouTube name on it.

6. Must be an original video.

7. Title your video “Miss Chriss’s Dupe”

That’s it!

The second giveaway is for my accessories Queens!! I’m giving away lots and lots of gorgeous earrings, braclets and rings (brand new and assorted). In total, you’re going to get 2 pairs of dope earrings, 2 fancy bracelets and a gorgeous, blinging statement ring. I will make an actual video showcasing your choices when I announce the winner of this giveaway! The rules are very simple;

1. You must be a subscriber to my Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/MissChriss82)
2. You must follow me on twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/MissChriss82)
3. You must be a fan on my FB Page (http://www.facebook.com/misschriss82.mua)

5. Comment below this post “Accessories are a Necessity”

That’s it boo!

For both giveaways the official start date is March 26th, 2012 and will run until April 7th, 2012 10 EST.

You can only choose one of the giveaways to participate in so choose wisely!!

Good luck! LOVE YOU LOTS!

xoxo Chrissy

MARCH MADNESS DIVA GIVEAWAY #2: RPG Show Wig

11 Mar

HEY DIVAS!!!
First off I want to congradulate Brittany (mizznicole1987 on YouTube) for being the winner of my Beautymint.com beauty package during my first March Giveaway!! The announcement was officially made on my twitter, so make sure you’re following me, OKAY! GO GIRL! I want to thank everyone for their participation in my giveaway, and for those who did not win this go round, don’t worry, I will have more giveaways to come!


Speaking of that; who wants to win this FANTASTIC, Bodacious, DIVA-LISCOUS, Kelly Rowland-Inspired wig from RPG SHOW? I know you do. So let’s keep it sexy and simple.

Here are the rules;
1. You must be a subscriber to my Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/MissChriss82)
2. You must follow me on twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/MissChriss82)
3. You must be a fan on my FB Page (http://www.facebook.com/misschriss82.mua)
4. Comment below this post only, “WHIP MY HAIR”

This giveaway will last for 1 week, officially starting Sunday, March 11, 2012 and will end Sunday, March 18, 2012 (10pm EST).  I will announce the winner on any one of these social networks so if you follow the rules, you’ll know who the winner is! hehe

Here are the specs of the wig you’re going to win;
Full Lace Human hair Wig – curly – fcc006

hair color: 2#
hair length:20inches
hair texture : silky
lace color : medium brown
cap constriction: regular cap cap 1A
cap size : size 1
Please go to http://www.rpgshow.com/custom-full-lace-human-hair-wig-curly-fcc006-p-999.html to get more information on this wig! THE WIG THAT WILL BE GIVEN AWAY WILL ONLY BE IN A CAP SIZE 1, SO CHECK OUT THE SPECS REGARDING THE MEASUREMENTS TO SEE IF THIS SIZE WILL FIT YOU. This is a FULL LACE wig, so you will need glue or tape in order to attach it!
I will include a “special” gift in your prize package so I hope you LOVE IT!!

Check out my video on my first RPG Show experience, and how I cut and styled my unit!


Thank you all for your participation! Love you lots and GOOD LUCK!!!

Weave (Wig) Files: RPG Show Yaky 16″ Wig

6 Dec

Hey DIVAS!!!

So I know that this is a huge leap for you to see me actually wearing and reviewing a lace wig! I’ve worn a cpl in my day, some good, mostly bad. Some a couple times, some ONCE! Now if you’re anything like me, you hear “Lacefront” and you instantly cringe. From the “Oh-So-Noticable (Un)Natural Hairlines” to the gluing nightmares…ooh, I always see the worst case scenerio in my head. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some fly Divas out there that rock the SH!T out of some lace wigs, BUT unfortunately they are the minority in this weave game. HAHA! Shout out to April (muffinsismylover/YouTube) and Ms. Woods on Youtube because they can slap on a lace wig and make it look flawless hone with NO PROBLEM!!

Ahem, so when RPG Show Wigs reached out to me to review one of their wigs, I was extremely honored but really really REALLY scared. I quickly did my research and looked up thousands (slightly exaggerated) of videos from all kinds of beautiful sisters wearing and reviewing some gorgeous wigs from this company. Not everyone is going to love everything that a company makes or does, so I wasn’t surprise by some negative feedback. I was, however, surprise by the amount of positive feedback for a company that makes full and partial lace wigs, human hair, at such a low price. Low budget, no it’s not honey!

So this is what I recieved: http://sales.rpgshow.com/glueless-cap-human-hair-wig-straight-16-els118s-p-4348.html. The only difference between this one provided in the link, and the actual wig that I reviewed is that the wig I reviewed was a full lace wig, and not glueless. AHHHH, it gave me the heeby geebies Divas. Check out my full review, and cut and styling video to see what I REALLY thought of this wig.

*Note: This wig did not have bleach knots, but there are plenty of videos on YouTube that show you how to bleach your own knots should you desire it.

Fall Trend: Sexy Print, Form Fitting dress w/ Nude Pumps & Funky, Chunky Accessories

4 Oct

Dress: H & M

Pumps: Chinese Laundry

Black Top: Victoria Secrets (strapless bra)

Bangles: (purchased years ago, different places)

Earrings (two pair): Beauty 4 U (green, oval shaped, crackled earrings), Forever 21 (long, gold, leaf accented, dangles)

So this is what I decided to “throw” on for my “FIRST TIME IN A LONG WHILE GOING OUT” outfit. I was definitely inspired by the fall trends of big, animal prints and chunky accessories. You can either accessorize by throwing on a wide belt, thick bangles, chunky/ funky neck piece or large geometric or organically shaped earrings. Remember don’t over-accesorize! Less is definitely more! I chose three chunky bangles; two black and one ombre cream and gold. All three bangles have different sizes and finishes (from shiny, semi-glossy, to matte) but the choice of allow one of the three bangles to bring in the “pop” of color still balances the look.

With such a bold print it’s easy to want to go the other way and be a little more conservative with your accessorizing. Don’t be deterred. It’s all about the hue choices that would take a look from abstract to mismatch. For this look I stuck with one formula; add a pop of contrast with greens, bronzes and golds. It will give you a pop of color, without being too electric…unless that’s what you like 😉

Inspired by these trends and trendsetters:

Jessica White, model

Though I’m not a fan and is not often inspired by the beautiful model’s fashion choice, it’s something about a sexy animal print, hugging a womanly shape that’s always inspiring. Sure, I would’ve made different shoe and clutch choices but as a whole, she’s got the look.

Kim Kardashian, reality tv star Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Shapely Kim K knows how to work form fitting dresses baby! With more curves than a bottle of Coke and a super plunging, sweetheart neckline, she’s spot on for using very minimum accessories. I mean, what more do you need to set something like this off?!

Khloe and Kim Kardashian

These chicas accesorized these fits in different ways that both anchored this look conservatively, yet made it fashion forward and super sexy; tights and belts! Both ladies rocked solid, black, opaque tights, but Khloe rocked it out with thigh high boots while Kim wore a wide, patent leather belt and peep toe suede ankle booties. FAB!

Although there’s an overload of prints, you get the general idea. There’s an inspiring, animal print piece that you can take from each of these looks and add to your existing wardrobe. Now unleash the Animal DIVA you have inside and WERK!!! lol

Makeup Look/ Products Used:

Face:

Black Opal Total Coverage Concealing Foundation

NYC Translucent Powder

MAC MSF “Dark”

Cheeks:

MakeUp by Sparkle “Hot and Spicy” blusher/ bronzer

Eyes:

Black Opal Spot and Scar Concealer

Coastal Scents 36 Smokey Palette

Colorful Online 88 color Mirage Palette

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MakeUp by Sparkle eye khol pencil, Onyx

Too Faced Size Queen mascara

Lips:

Milani lip/ eye pencil, coffee

MakeUp by Sparkle lipgloss, Spiritual

I wanted to bring out the greens that I had in my earrings because I didn’t think they were showcased enough amongst all that HAIR!! LOL! Plus I just love greens and golds on brown skin so any excuse to rock it, I’m takin’ it!

Would you like to see more fashion/ OOTD type posts?? Leave your comments below!

Hair Baby!!: Wavy, Bouncy Curls

16 Aug

Want to get these big, bouncy curls? Check out the vid below Divas!

Note:

When using hot tools, please, please, please use the proper heat protectant!

Moisturize your hair according to your hair type!

Depending on your hair’s retention to curlers, add a shine-infused holding spray, or light weight spritz to maintain those tosseled tresses.

Lastly, to maintain these curls, use small clips or silk wrapped rollers before calling it a night!

Sweet dreams Divas!

Get the look: Lala Vasquez Inspired Look

16 Aug

Hey Divas!!

So I did a google search of Lala Vasquez makeup because I’ve always been inspired by the carefree yet high maintenance look she always rocks in general; her smokey eyes always looks effortless, yet polished, and when she does a more extreme look, it still has a toned down elegance that is to DIE FOR! I decided to do a look inspired by this look (see below);

Products Used:
(brows)
Maybeline Line Stylists pencil “Expresso”
BitchSlap Cosmetics brow powder “Auburn”
Maybeline FIT Concealer “#30”
(face)
Revlon Color Stay foundation “380 Caramel”
BitchSlap Cosmetics Loose Powder “Butternut”
Iman Foundation Stick “Clay 2”
28 Neutral Palette dark brown e/s & copper blush (blush/contour)
Graffiti Divas Cosmetics Blush “Cordial”
Femme Couture Mineral Effects Bake Bronzer “Twice Baked”
(eyes)
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Cutting Edge”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Minx”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Ochre”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Carbon”
120 Matte Eyeshadow palette (highlight, burnt orange, brown, sage)
L’oreal liquid liner “Carbon Black”
Milani Liquif’Eye khol liner “Black”
Select Lash eyelashes “S42 Black”
L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes “635 G900”
(lips)
NYX lip liner “Purple Rain”
NYX Black Label Lipstick “Beige”
MakeUp by Sparkle lipgloss “Nearly Naked”
Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss “Pearl Plum”

I absolutely love this look. There’s a lot of warmth all over her face, from the rich berry toned lips, to the burnt orange and brown shades applied to her crease areas and lower lashline of her eyes, to even the subtle hint of flushness to her cheeks. Then the artist brought in the cool tones of a icy silver and forest green on her lid, which makes her green eyes pop! To further glamify this look, the artist incorporated lush, full lashes; icing on the cake!

I later decided to re-do this look, using different products, and “upping the Glam” by choosing both lighter and darker, yet equally bolder colors. See below! Continue reading

Get The Look: Basketball Wives Shaunie O’Neal

15 Aug

Brows:

Maybeline Line Stylist (expresso)

NARS concealer duo (praline/ toffee)

Face:

Smashbox High Def Healthy Skin Found (D1)

IMAN Cosmetics Luminous Pressed Powder (Earth 5)Black Radiance Artisan Blush (Toasted Almond)Eyes:Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

Ruby Kisses Jumbo Crayon (Razzle Dazzle)100 Color Evening Bag PaletteStud
io Gear Cosmetics e/s (Amethist, Freesia & Sable)Loreal Liner Intense Liquid Eyeliner (Carbon black)

Smashbox Hyperlash mascara

Smashbox Limitless eyeliner (onyx)

The ladies of BBW this season has DEFINITELY stepped it up a notch when it came to their makeup choices. I found myself inspired to recreate a lot of these ladies’ looks. This go round I decided to recreate a shimmery, purple cut crease look that Shaunie rocked in one of her confessionals during the Season 3 episodes. To see how I achieved this look, flip the hood! Continue reading

Retro Look: Pin-Up w/ a Twist!

15 Aug

Hello my LOVELIES!!! So I’ve been playing in my new palette that I received from Colorful Online. I must say, I really love this particular palette, the 4th Edition 120 Palette. It’s ultra versatile, especially as a freelance artist, I can really rely on the shades and finishes found in this palette for my fabulous brides. Don’t be turned off by this palette’s muted shades, look at the look I was able to whip out! Definitely not muted!

I must admit, this was a look I did on a whim; it started off as a Pin Up look, but then some things started churning in my head and I decided to bump it up a notch! Can we say “Lavendar LIPS”? Fab

5 Week Update: Vixxens Hair Imports Virgin Indian Hair

15 Aug

Hey y’all!! So it’s about that time for another hair update with my latest install using Vixxens Hair Import’s Virgin Indian hair. For all those who aren’t familiar with this site, and my initial review, check out the video and the link below;

Now that you guys are up to speed, let’s dive right into the latest experience with this hair company. (see video below)

In a nutshell, I’m still very satisfied with this company and the hair that I was provided. The shedding has increased some, but it’s my opinion that it’s just due to the color treatment I did in the hair. As I stated in the video, I created a 3/4 wig piece using this hair similar to xXTheIslandBeautyXx’s quick weave system.

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Part 2: 

For anyone who’s curious as to how mine looked after I made it (let me warn you, they look a little rough, haha), here you go! Continue reading

Hair Move: Deshoveled Messy Waves

10 Aug

Waves made by using my Ion 1" thermal curlers, and Helen of Troy tapered curling wand

HEY DIVAS!! So shout out definitely goes out to my girl Crystal Carmen of Pink Stilettos Cosmetics. I’m starting to discover more and more styles to create with my extensions so that I don’t have to stress out my natural hair. With this hair installation using Vixxens Hair Imports’ Virgin Wavy hair, dyed in an Ombre treatment, I’ve already tried it naturally curly, loose body curled, tight springy curls and now, relaxed Lazy Curls!! Crystal wanted me to do a textured style with this hair, and I decided to achieve this look using two styling, hot tools!

Helen of Troy tapered curling wand, purchased at Sally's Beauty SupplyIon Curling Iron, purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply

Ion Curling Iron, purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply

These hot tools are a must have, in my opinion, when styling my natural hair. Specifically the Ion styler, because it’s thermally guaged and it lets out steam while curling my strands which does nothing but retain the moisture I really need in my natural hair. I don’t have to get it to the hottest setting and that’s GREAT!!My Helen of Troy tapered iron seems to do the same thing, but the jury is still out. I haven’t really broken it in all the way! Haha, but so far, I really like it.

To achieve this look you can do it one of two ways. The first way, which is how I styled it, is using hot tools (see video below)

Another way, which may be a more preferred method especially in dealing with the hot weather and you own natural hair, is using Flexi Rods. Flexirods are super easy to use, it’s honestly fool-proof and user friendly. Unlike most loose rollers, you can achieve numerous different curl patterns/ options. Flexirods come in different sizes to help create messy waves, bodacious curls for both long and shorter hair. Definitely Diva Must Have!!!

Styles that you can achieve using this magical things!