Monday, May 26, 2008

Fabulous Chic is Online

I have been working hard marketing Fabulous Chic and getting my pieces ready for show and now I am finally online. Below are some of my pieces that can be found at and

Let me know what you think.

The Green-eyed Beauty

Pretty in Pink

Lavender Rain Drop

At Midnight

All of my jewelry is make from Gemstones and High quality glass beads and I always find a way to add Swarovski Crystals to add a little bling.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Make-up Challenge Update

After 3 weeks of my make-up challenge, I am really enjoying my drug store cosmetics. The two products that I use daily are the Rimmel London Eye Magnifier Mascara and Revlon ColorStay Mineral Foundation.

Rimmel London Eye Magnifier Mascara- 2 thumbs up. This mascara lengthened my short eyelashes without any clumps. I love it!!!

Revlon ColorStay Mineral Foundation- I am not typically a foundation wearer. I'm always worried that my foundation doesn't match my skin color perfectly and people can tell. Plus I don't like heavy make-up on my face. However, I pushed away my foundation concerns because I heard so many good things about mineral make-up as well as Halle Berry was the spokesperson so if Halle wears it I have to try it. I now wear this foundation daily. This product evens out my skin. This make-up is so lightweight, you can't even tell that I have it on. The cons- 1) the brush that comes with the foundation to apply is a little hard. I am getting used to it now, but I would suggest buying a softer brush to apply and 2) it doesn't provide full coverage to make skin look poreless. I can still see my pores after application. So this product I give one thumb up.

All in all, these products are definately comparable to the department store brands.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Almay Intense I-color

So the first item I decided to try on my list was the Almay Intense I-color. Almay has 2 collections for each eye color, the Bring out collection and the Play up collection. Although, the mascara, eye shadow and eyeliner are sold separately, the packaging easily showed which item went with each collection. I bought the Bring out collection for brown eyes. The combination of brown and lavender looked amazing when I applied it. I loved the eye shadow, it looked great and on the back of the package had which color to apply first and what part of the eyelid it should go on. The liner was a shade a purple (which is a color I don't typically wear) looked really nice and complimented the eye shadow. The mascara goes on nicely and does not clump, I didn't even have to use my eyelash comb. This set looks fantastic together and it really enhanced my brown eyes. This definitely gets thumbs up.

Make-up for $12 or less

I love Mac, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Vincent Longo and Chanel lip-gloss. Okay so you get the point I love department store cosmetics. However, my sister recently introduced me to Rimmel London and I love their eye shadow and mascara. So one day, I was walking through the cosmetics aisle in my local Target store and decided to do a little experiment. Are the cosmetics sold at drug stores just as good as the department stores? I remember a few years back, watching Oprah and she had make-up artist speaking on this topic. There was one lady that only bought department store cosmetics and when the make-up did half her face with the name brands from the department store and the other half with drug-store cosmetics, she couldn't tell which was the department store side. Okay so I digressed, but I wanted to do my on experiment own this very topic.

I went to Target to buy the products to conduct my experiment, I plead the 5th on the total amount I spent, however each item was less than $12.00.

Below is the list of things I bought to try:
  1. Maybelline Great Lash-Blackest Black Mascara
  2. Revlon ColorStay Mineral Blush
  3. Revlon ColorStay Mineral Eye Shadow
  4. Revlon ColorStay Mineral Foundation
  5. Sonia Kashuk eyelash curler
  6. Rimmel London Eye Magnifier Mascara
  7. Almay Intense I-color Eyeliner
  8. Almay Intense I-color Mascara
  9. Almay Intense I-color Eye shadow
  10. N.Y.C. Ultra Last Lip Wear

Keep tuned as I review each item and give it either the thumbs up or thumbs down.