Category: Makeup

DIY Makeup Mist Setting Spray

I absolutely love using setting spray after applying my makeup, its works great for my oily skinny. I usually buy the brand by e.l.f., its $3.00 at Target. The price is great but the bottle is on the small size it 2.02 oz., which doesn’t last long if you’re like me. Sometimes I have to attend different events many times during the week and need to redo my makeup.


So this is when I decided I needed to make my own setting spray so I can get more for my money and not have to worry about running out all the time.

What you will need:

Sterile spray bottle (the bottle needs to be able to spray in a mist setting)

Filtered water

Aloe Vera juice or glycerin

Witch Hazel

You want to add two parts water, one part aloe Vera or glycerin, and one part Witch Hazel. Shake up all ingredients well in the bottle (make sure you shake well before every use).

After applying your makeup, spray your mixture on your face.

I bought all my products from Walmart

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner, 16 fl oz


Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera Juice, 32 oz



Yesterday I had a kick ball game at 4:20 pm I put my spray on at 2:00 pm and heres my makeup right before the game at 4:00 pm.

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Heres my makeup after the game at 8:30 pm celebrating our victory.


Not to bad after 6 hours and playing in the sun for a hour.

This is day 22 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge

My Favorite Things: Makeup Primer

So I have always loved makeup but I recently really started learning how to apply it correctly. I have a friend who is a makeup artist, Makeup by Melrica here in Atlanta and she has taught me a few tricks. By the way she is awesome and I use her for all my big events and client shoots or brides (send me a message if you would like more info on her).

My two favorite items this week are the e.l.f.  Mineral Face Primer & the e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer

ELF mineral primer

Transform your face into a flawless and smooth canvas with the Mineral Infused Face Primer. Developed to combat against excess oil, flaky dryness, enlarged pores and fine lines. This clear multipurpose skin primer will prepare your skin so makeup goes on evenly for a long lasting satin finish.


Preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear and increases eye color longevity.

There are so many different primers out there that cost $20.00 to $30.00 but why pay that much when you can use something just as good for a couple dollars.

Me doing my own makeup, im still learning but not to bad…

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I wanted to share some of the work Melrica has done on me

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I told you she was awesome!


These tips were shared with me and Im passing them on to you


Through a rapist’s eyes. A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.

5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

6] Number three is public restrooms.

7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.


1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk: can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.

2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh – HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.

5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.


1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.

2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:

a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .

b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.

If u have compassion reblog this post.
‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.

So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.
I hope you all will Reblog. Lets See how many of you really care for this.




This is my 26th Blog of the Ultimate Challenge

Revlon 75% off!

CVS has most of  Revlon products on clearance for 75% 0ff! I paid $16.00 for all my goodies, hurry run to your nearest CVS and get this deal before its sold out!


Looks like there is even more!

10 Professional nail color (75% off)

Almay (75% off)
intense I-color mascara – ALL SHADES
Smart shade anti-aging concealer: Light, possibly others
Clear Complexion Makeup: Buff, possibly others
intense i-color trios: Purple Amethyst, possibly others (these are the older style, rectangular trios)
Ardell (75% off)
Brow Perfection Stencils
Brow Defining Powder: Taupe
Black Radiance 50% off
Eyeshadow duos: Rhythm and Blue
Bonne Bell 75% off
Some reports of various makeup items but I do not have confirmation on exact items yet
LipSmackers Lip Balm 3-Packs: strawberry, skittles, possibly others
Burt’s Bees 50% off
Lip Shimmers: Papaya, Cocoa, possibly others
Confetti (75%)
Nail Color: Afterparty, Happy Birthday!, Va Va Voom, Smitten, Spicy Little Thing, Pop the Cork Purple, Paparazzi
Essie (50% off)
Nail Color: Chinchilly
L’Oreal (50% off)
Infallible Lipsticks: assorted shades
HIP eyeshadow duos: various (not crystal or metallic)
HIP gel liners (various)
Color Riche Celebrity Star Secrets lipsticks: ALL SHADES
True Match Mineral Blush: soft rose, sugar plum
Maybelline (50% off)

Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara: brown-black
Eye Studio Baked Shadow Duos: Tantalizing Teal(?)
Eye Studio Cream Eyeshadow Trios: possibly all shades
Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Quads: various shades
Color Sensational Lip Stains: Touch of Toffee and others
Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner
Mineral Power Liquid Concealer
Dream Mousse Blush: cloud wine, rose petal, soft plum 
Mineral Power Powder Foundation: Sandy Beige, Tan, Honey Beige

NYC (75% off) 
Blushable Creme Stick: Big Apple, mauvin uptown
Kiss Gloss Lip Gloss: City Sorbet, Clear
Cheek Glow Powder Blush: Park Avenue Plum, Riverside Rose, Sutton Place Peach
Long Wearing Lip Color: ALL SHADES
Extreme Lip Glider Lip Gloss: ALL SHADES
Smooth & Natural Matte Powder Foundation: ALL SHADES
Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder: Sunny
Long Wear Nail Enamel: big money frost, broadway burgundy frost, skin tight denim
In a New York Color Minute nail polish:  times square
Metro Quartet: The Best of Broadway
Orly (50% off)
Nail Color: Elizabeth Rose, Moonlit Madness, Crawford’s Wine
Physicians Formula (75% off)
Organic Blush and Bronzer: Soft Ginger
Healthy Wear Powder Foundation: ALL SHADES
Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer: ALL SHADES
Healthy Wear Bronzers: ALL SHADES
Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer: ALL SHADES
Shimmer Strips Gel Cream Eyeliner Trios:  hazel, green, glam hazel, glam green, glam blue
Shimmer Strips Eye Candy Collection Eyeshadow Trio: Hazel
pearls of perfection multicolored bronzer: light 
Bamboo Wear bambuki brush
Bamboo Wear bamboo silk bronzer refill
Bamboo Wear bamboo compact
Baked Eyeshadow Trios: baked smokes 
Mosaic bronzers (possibly all)
Mineral Wear Correcting Primers: possibly all
Mineral Wear Correcting Pebbles
Mineral Wear Correcting Powder: possibly creamy natural
Mineral Wear Tinted Moisturizers: possibly all
Revlon (75% off)
Photo Ready Liquid Foundation: Cappuccino
ColorStay concealer: select shades
Super Lustrous Lipstick: just buff enough, peach me, ravish me red, siren, demure
Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze: overtime wine, forever raisin, perpetual plum, Fabulous Fig
Eyeshadow Singles: lilac shimmer, violet starlet, nude slip, brushed copper, peacock lustre, platinum glimmer, glistening snow
Age Defying Makeup: assorted shades
Beyond Natural skin matching makeup: Light/Pale, Medium-Deep
Nail Polish: all fired up, raisin rage, mon cherry, plum night, black lingerie, sheer rose, frankly scarlett, powder puff, lilac pastelle, fire fox, frankly scarlet, ruby ribbon, emerald city, silver screen, steel her heart 
ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick: crimson, grand garnet, supreme sienna, royal raisin
Fabulash Mascara: ALL SHADES
Double Twist Mascara: ALL SHADES
Colorburst lipsticks: baby pink, plum, candy pink, icy nude, pink sugar, crimson, petal, peach, cherry ice, carnation, soft rose
New Complexion foundation – ALL SHADES
Scented Nail polish: Passion Fruit, Orange Pop, Sublime Strawberry, Pretty in Papaya, Peach Smoothie, Raspberry Rapture
Beyond Natural smoothing primer
Matte Blush: ALL SHADES
Colorstay Eyeshadow Quads: ALL SHADES
Colorstay Mineral Mousse Makeup: ALL SHADES
Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator: ALL SHADES
Rimmel (75% off)
Match Perfection foundation – possibly all shades (some are reporting only select shades)
Lasting Finish Blush & Highlighter Trio: Spring Flower, autumn catwalk
Moisture Renew Lipstick: Burgundy Lustre, Red Alert, Berry Queen
Eyeshadow Quads: Sweet Smolder, Dark Signature, Thrill Seeker, Smokey blue
Lasting Finish Blush: Pink Rose, Pink Sorbet
Nail Polish: Black Satin, Gold Silk, French Lingerie
Glam’Eyes mascara:  Extreme Black
Moisture Renew Lip Gloss:  Red Action, SOS Red
Lycra Lash Extender Mascara: Black
Sally Hansen (75% off)
Complete Salon Manicure nail polish: Navy Baby, Black Platinum, Purple Pulse, Slick Slate, Fairy Teal, Thinking of Blue
Real Nail Polish Strips:  skinny jeans, Squeezed!, Cry Baby, Groove, Electric Shock, it girl, violet night, teal with it, red-y for trouble
Sally Hansen Beauty Tools (it’s been reported that ALL of them on clearance, even the newer ones in the orange packaging)
Carmindy Your Skin Makeup liquid foundation: ALL SHADES
Carmindy Powder Blushes: ALL SHADES
Carmindy Cream Blushes: ALL SHADES
Carmindy Truly Translucent Loose Powder
Carmindy Luminous Matte Pressed Powder
Carmindy concealer: ALL SHADES
Carmindy eyeshadow base
Carmindy Forever Stay eye pencil: ALL SHADES
Fabulous Fingernails Perfect Manicure Kit
Insta Dri nail polish: pronto purple, uptempo plum, so awesome, wined out, quick sand, blue streak, beige blast, whirlwind white
Nail Nutrition Green Tea & Soy Cuticle Oil
Nail Art Pens: various shades
Xtreme Wear nail polish:  purple pizzazz, cherry red, flirt, blue it, plum power, ivy league, going green, crushed, gunmetal, purple potion, hot magenta, red carpet, wet cement, caribbean coral, grape going
Diamond Strength nail polish (OLD STYLE BOTTLES ONLY): ALL SHADES
Line Fix Lip Repair
Overnight Repair Lip Recovery
Wet n Wild (50% off)
Creme Eyeliner: Eggplant
MegaLast Nail Polish: Through the Grapevine, Private Viewing, Blackmail, Heatwave, break the ice, under your spell (possibly ALL shades)
Mega Last Lipstick: Ravin’ Raisin
Mega Liquid liner: Plum
6-pan eyeshadow palettes:ALL SHADES