Category Archives: Beauty

FOTD: Neutrally Nude (VIDEO)

Due to Youtube not letting me be great yesterday, I didn’t have the chance to upload the video to accompany this post. I wanted to show guys how the MAC Matchmaster Foundation looked in real-time as well as the full layout of my Black Friday Shopping Feature. In the coming weeks I hope to knock out some review for other products. I’m still working on the lighting situation, so bear with me. Check it out below. 🙂


Updates: NY Post Black Friday Shopping Feature + Zara Shopping + MAC’s Matchmaster Foundation + YouTube + More

How was everyone’s holiday weekend? Oh my God, this week has been absolute craziness from start to finish. Where do I begin? If you’ve been a follower of this blog or have for once checked out my About tab, then you know that I am Reporter at the New York Post. Yes, when I’m not blogging about high heels or sequins I’m chasing down bad guys in the Bronx for a story. Over the Thanksgiving Holiday I had the opportunity to cover a Black Friday Shopping story, and me and my findings were shot in a special feature. Words can’t describe how excited I was for New Yorker’s to see how much I love fashion and putting looks together. It was truly a blast. This was a highlight in my career. I’m still super excited. If you want, you can check out the feature here.

Yay for my Black Friday Shopping Feature in the New York Post!!!

I’m also looking to expand my YouTube channel, so if you want you can subscribe to it here. Also word around the blogging streets is that registration for NYFW opened today, so I have to get started on that to keep you all up on the Fall 2012 fashion forecast. On Saturday I hung out with my bestie for food and shopping. I went into Zara and copped a pair of black and pink color blocked heels for $19.99 and their new Chocolate Rollerball Perfume.

Being the ridiculous product junkie I am, we went on over to the MAC store in Times Square and I purchased the new Matchmaster Foundation in 9.0 (OMG, Ahhhhmaaazing! – review to come), Touch Lustre lipstick and Glitter and Ice Dazzleglass. I still need to go back for that Lovejoy blush and the Pro-long Wear Concealer

I closed out my weekend brunching with some of my favorite girls, RhapsoDani, The Style and Beauty Doctor, and Looking Fly On a Dime. As always, it was super fun and inspiring.

This weekend was such a whirlwind that I totally forgot to say how much I appreciate you for reading this blog. Thank you so much! Please stay tuned.

x0x0 – Candace

Beauty Lush: Myrabelle Mascara Shield

Vera Wang Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

By: I’kerra Amos

I had the privilege of trying out a product, essential to your makeup kit –be it professional or personal– the Myrabelle Mascara Shield. There is absolutely nothing else on the market like it. Though the initial usage is to ensure not to get mascara on your eyeshadow or cheeks after completing a full face, this product is multi-functional. It can help with the delicate process of applying liner to the top of lids, which is difficult no matter how steady the hand, you can also use this product to place pencil liners on your water/tight line for the perfect sultry look. I purchased my Mascara Shield at the 2011 I.M.A.T.S. NYC. Check out to get your very own. Clean up is so hassle-free and you’ll wonder how you’ve functioned so long without one.

                                                                                                                          Image via Style and Beyond Beauty Basics

Happy Saturday! Quick Beauty Look Rundown

Happy Saturday guys! I just wanted to check in with you all really quick with a look using a frosty red Milani Baked Eyeshadow. Peep the video below. Any questions, feel free to leave me a comment below. Ciao!

Tyra Banks Covers Germany’s I Love You Magazine — Get Her Beauty Look with These Items

Remember a while back I was complaining about the lack of love Tyra Banks receives compared to her supermodel counterparts? Well, this is what I like to see. Yes, more covers for Tyra!  The powerhouse gives her best smize on the cover of Germany’s I Love You magazine shot by Marcus Gaab, hair by Oscar James, and makeup by Valente Frazier. I love the pop of yellow on her lids which is such a striking contrast next to her bright red lapels. The fact that Tyra’s contour game is always on 10 definitely helps. Chic, chic, chic! Now this is nowhere near professional enough to pull off at work, and it’s far too adventurous for the club. I would definitely save this for those times when you just want to stand out. You can pull out all the stops for a funky fashion event, or a fun night out with your girls. If you’re digging Tyra’s bright yellow lids, charcoal cut-crease and nude lips, get her look with the items below.

1. MAC Cosmetics Raizen Powder Blush – 19.50
2. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Tashkent – 25.00
3. DiorShow Mascara in Chestnut – 24.50
4. Smashbox Liquid Liner Pen – 20.00
5. MAC Cosmetics Chrome Yellow – 15.00

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