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Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2015…in review

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Oh, how are you all going?

I am still recovering from Carnival. I got the opportunity to go home this year to experience Carnival. And I had a blast! It was great to step out of my normal routine and reacquaint myself with the splendor of Carnival!

I also did a few makeup looks for mas on Carnival Tuesday! It was fun working on a different style of makeup. Primarily, I used the Mehron Precious Gems Powder mixed with M.A.C. water-based Mixing Medium on the lids as the colour, Mehron Ad Gem as the glue to adhere the gemstones and OCC Lip Tar on the lips.

Makeup by me!

 

Makeup by me!

 

So here are some pictures of the colour, the feting, the parading and the jouvaying!

Big up to Dirty Dozen J’ouvert! Epic year! We did it big!!

Anyone else did Carnival this year?

Moko Jumbies! I love seeing children playing traditional mas!

 

Fancy sailor mas

 

Dame Lorraines

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Getting in gear for The Makeup Show NYC!!

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My 2nd favourite time of year is back (the first of course is summer)!  This weekend is TMS NYC and it’s my one must attend event for the year.  I just love taking all those seminars, all those beauty products and meeting all my blogging buddies! : )

And what’s great is that this is the biggest TMS and they have released an app for iPhone/iPad/Android, which is pretty damn great.  It can get pretty chaotic, especially now they have expanded.  I’ve already downloaded it and have my seminars all lined up.

So check out the info on the event and the app!!!

I’m heading there on Sunday.  Who’s going??? Hail mih out!

Laters!

From PR:

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FOTD: Scandal-inspired Kerry Washington EW cover look/Hiatus edition & Hair of the day

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Hey! So, I am OBSESSED with Scandal.  I am OBSESSED with Scandal!!!  I don’t think that there has been a TV show that literally affects me physically, emotionally.  I live for this show.   I plan my week around Scandal.  And I love how they style OP!  It’s amazing to see a strong, amazing, brilliant, successful woman who dresses so well! I want EVERYTHING in that closet! I am still crushing on a few of those dresses and that white coat she always wears.  We can have both, intelligence and a great sense of style! Yes I am a gladiator! I’ve been a fan of Kerry Washington for a long time and I love that she’s getting what’s due to her.  KW will always be Olivia Pope to me! Tony Goldwyn will always be the playa Prez Fitzgerald Grant III! And for the record, I ship Olitz all day long! Olitz for life! So I pretty much died last week when Entertainment Weekly hit the newstands!  LOVED it! Loved it! I had to recreate the look on Kerry Washington.

But before that……

If you haven’t seen Episode 218, you might want to skip to the next section…

***SPOILER ALERT***

So uhm…how insane is this Jake/Olivia/Fitz storyline! What’s Jake’s real situation? Who’s the mole?  Who’s the random black dude?   And I’m going to need Shonda and dem to stop messing with Huck!! I’m over seeing him being so tortured! 🙁 And these 3 week hiatuses? I see you ABC….I see you…I don’t know how I’m going to survive the next episodes.  I am still exhausted from Episode 218.  I usually am physically and emotionally drained after each episodes and my poor TV is tired of being screamed at.  I hear they are going to be gut –wrenching! Lawd….I can’t wait to see Episode 220, the episode directed by Tony Goldwyn (YUM!)

***END OF SPOILER***

So back to the tutorial!

Hot right??!! I loved this super sultry bronzed smoky eye look.  And the full-on lashes made the look for me.  Perfected skin, nude shimmery lips, corally cheeks.  I did something that I don’t usually do, I added lower false lashes.

So on to the look!

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Backstage!! With Venexiana and Mehron at NYFW SS13

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Hey!

I was so excited for this amazing opportunity! I was going to observe the madness behind the scenes!! So I hustled to Lincoln Center in the pouring rain to the Venexiana show, on Saturday Sept, 8th.

The makeup was being done by Mehron, which is a professional makeup line, known for their long-wear, theatrical, highly pigmented products.  They are particularly popular amongst professional dancers.  Did you know that Mehron was the brand featured and used in the movie “Black Swan” with Natalie Portman?  I have tried a few of their products and they are amazing and well priced!

Anyway, the show was keyed by the amazing body painter/makeup artist Dani Fonseca.  Venexiana is known for their rock and roll haute couture vibes, expensive fabrics with an edge and the makeup had to suit!  Typically, from what I have seen, makeup on the runway tends to be fairly simple, very neutral on the lid, occasionally a bright lip, but the idea is to not to compete with the clothes, but Kati Stern, the creator of Venexiana, wanted a bold, smoky eye with standout lashes!

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The Makeup Show NYC Review!: Blogger Preview

Finally my review of The Makeup Show NYC!! I have been waiting for this event all year!! I attended for the first time last year and it was an amazing experience!!! See my review from last year here and here.

This year I attended as a beauty blogger and I had the honour to attend the Blogger Preview and New Groove event the night before the big show.  I was super excited!!!!!

My Saturday afternoon started in Chelsea in NYC at the Blogger Preview.  This was hosted by celebrity makeup artist James Vincent, who is the Director of Education and Artist Relations for The Makeup Show.

TMS Blogger Preview 2011

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