Thursday, March 31, 2011

Naturally Bronzed

I'm really getting bored with nuetrals and wanted to play in my colors but I had to meet with a "very" important person today which I will explain in another post if all goes well. So I stuck with matte neautrals using my UD Naked Palette.
I also have been looking for a bronzer for quite some time now and am giving the Cover girl natural hue minerals bronzer in Brown a shot. Can you notice it? I'm not sure if the camera really got it. If any of you know some good bronzers for women of color, let me know.

So this was my look for the day, a naturally bronze look. Tomorrow, back to playing in my colors. And in other news, Diondra moved out today. I like her new place and will post pics once shes all settled in. Now I'm moving to Diondras old room and Alyssia is taking over mine. It's just me and mini me now
xoxo Kendra

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My mom's smokey eye

My mother's best friend is getting married and she suggested she use me for her wedding day. Well the bride decided to go with a makeup artist. The same day she came, the bridesmaids came and I practiced on one of them. The bridesmaids loved my look more than the mua and want me instead =) They want to convince the bride to use me so today my mom is meeting up with the bride. She told me to give her a smokey eye because that's what I gave the other bridesmaid. So this is what I did.

This look would have been a lot well put together if I had foundation for her and she obviously can't wear mine but trust me, I would have gone all out with foundation, bronzer, and a nude lip. Maybe this weekend I'll pick her up some foundation. Here is what I used
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Woodwinked (lid)
Vainglorious & Handwritten (outer corner)
UD Buck (crease for blending)
Falsies Mascara

& this is the look I did on the bridesmaid

Her face is Revlon PhotoReady in Cappucino
MSF Petticoat on cheeks
Eyes is NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
UD Naked (lid)
Sketch and Carbon (crease)
Folie in crease for blending
Grain (highlight)
I wish I had a better picture of her makeup but this is all I got.
I honestly feel I came a long from when I first started and I'm finally confident in doing other people's faces. Even if I don't get to do the other bridesmaids, at least I can do one and get started somewhere. Thanks to you all for your constant support and showing love.
xoxo Kendra

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New members of the family

Notice anything?

Meet the new members of my brush family =)

I'm so excited because I finally have all the brushes I've ever wanted! It took forever but I'm happy. Last night, an hour before the mall closed I went to MAC for some retail therapy thanks to my parents, they each bought me a brush. Meet the 168 and the 239.
These brushes are so freaken dense and soft and OMG I already love them. Here is my LOTD. I just love how my blush and contour applied and watch out Jess (Weighing down on beauty) we are in blush competition now! haha
Here is my look of the day:

I really love how this came out. I was just messing around and got this. I love the purples with hints of blues coming together.
MAC Prep and Prime
Clinique Even Better Foundation
Posey blushcreme
MAC MSF in Petticoat
Contoured with brown from CS Contour & Blush Palette
Fresco Rose Paint Pot (base)
Pink from CS Regular Palette (lid)
Vainglorious e/s (crease)
Mix of Carbon and Plumage (outer corner)
Grain (inner corner)
Folie (brow bone for blending)
Brows filled in with Brun
Siahi Fluidline
L'oreal Voluminous Mascara
Up the amp l/s
Baby Sparks d/g (lightly applied)

Hope you all like this as much as I do
xoxo Gota pick up Alyssia from school then head to class

Saturday, March 26, 2011

its friday friday

gota get down on friday =)
well its technically saturday but this is from last night...enjoy ^__^

johane with the nicki minaj face lol

me & jeff
this was last minute plans so i rushed my makeup and everything and didnt get a pic of it wahh =/ but its a really dark smokey eye with revlon pink pursuit on my lips and mac msf petticoat on my cheeks
cheers to the weekend

A look from last week

Back in school so i can rarely post =/ the funny thing is, all this week i woke up early to do my makeup but never took pictures because they're all looks you've all seen before but i did manage to get a look i did Wednesday.

I apologize but I don't remember what I used, just my foundation which is Clinique Even Better and Mac Blushcreme in Posey. Sorry =/
Anyway xoxo and I hope you all had a good week. We've been getting snow again on the east coast what the hell??? Mother nature please make up your mind!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday LOTD & I got an A- !!!

It was another gloomy day on the east coast and I was up at 6am for work. With time to spare, I actually took the time to do my makeup and add some brightness into it

Mac Prep & Prime
Clinique Even Better Foundation
MAC blushcreme in Posey
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Lavender as base
All colors from Coastal Scents 88 Regular Palette
Blacktrack Fluidline
L'oreal Voluminous Mascara
Fresh Brew l/s
Devishly Stylish l/g

Anyway, break is over and I was dreading to go to one of my classes because I had the biggest feeling I failed my spanish lit midterm. I got my exam back and....

I GOT AN A-!!!!!
I am soo excited I passed this exam and just wanted to share it all with you here. Future spanish teacher to be =D

xoxo Watching Bad Girls Club, I <3 this show

Getting a new love

I couldnt find my camera cord yesterday so I'm a day late but here is my Sunday LOTD, but I am also falling in love with these pigments I got from the CCO. Talk about vibrant! I think this is a future pigment monster in the making!

Mac Prep and Prime
Clinique Even Better Foundation
Petticoat MSF
Light tan crushed metal p/g on lid
Folie in crease
Dark brown from CS palette in outer v
Blacktrack Fluidline
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
Revlon l/g in Pink Pursuit


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Housewarming Party

My friend Sharene recently moved into her own apartment and had a housewarming yesterday evening. Here's the look I went for

Clinique Even Better Foundation
Bronze Hero Lustre Drops (highlight cheekbones)
Petticoat MSF (LOVE this)
Golden p/g from Crushed Metal Pigments (lid)
Mix of UD Buck & MAC Folie (crease for blending)
Dark brown from CS palette (outer corner)
L'oreal Voluminous Mascara
Viva Glam Gaga 2 l/s & l/g

& just some pictures
playing michael jackson on the wii
Alyssia & me

On another note, I am dying from LACK-OF-PARTY SYNDROME!!! AHHHH I am going through major withdrawals from not partying all weekend lmaooo
Break is over, time to hit the books again

Friday, March 18, 2011

A look with the new goodies =D

Did a look for the night with my new stuff from the CCO. I am heading out to a cuban restaurant as a celebration for Aneesah's new job.

MAC Prep and Prime
MUFE HD in 175
MAC Blushcreme in Posey
MAC MSF in Petticoat
MAC Lustre Drops in Bronze Hero as cheekbone highlight
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
MAC Stacked 2! p/g (tan gold on lid)
UD Buck in Crease
MAC Stovepipe Black in outer corner
MAC Carbon in outer v
MAC Grain in inner corner
Blacktrack Fluidline
L'oreal Voluminous Mascara
Brows lightly filled in with Stud Brow Pencil
Revlon Pink Pursuit l/g

I tried to get a better view of the lustre drops here

So far I am enjoying my new products and can't wait to do more looks with these.
As for Marjorie's wake, like I said before I never knew anyone who died before and I feel like I just cant bring myself to see her in a casket. I know I would just break down and lose myself. I would rather remember last seeing her happy and alive than in a casket. Again, thanks for all the condolences. R.I.P Marjie, I'm tearing as I write this. I am going to miss you so so so so much!!!!!!


The Fruits of my labor

The fruits of my labor I enjoy them while they still ripe - Lil Wayne

CCO in New Jersey
So I finally went to the only CCO in New Jersey. It's just as if your going to the jersey shore but closer and the ride wasn't as bad as I thought it would. This is definitely my new makeup stop =D Here's what I got

Crushed Metal Pigments Stacked 2! (Spring Colour Forecast Collection) - will play in these this weekend
MSF Petticoat - such a gorgeous blush on me, I love this!
Lustre Drops in Bronze Hero - gives such a nice glow, im obsessed
Prep & Prime Skin Base Visage - since the weather is getting warmer, I don't want my face melting off

I cannot wait to play in all of this tomorrow. Today is going to be a busy day. I'm heading to work now and after work I'm gona see Alyssia before her Father Daughter Dance (will take pix), go straight to Marjorie's wake =(, then to a restaurant to celebrate Aneesah's new job. Luckily I'm wearing my EL 15 hr foundation and this baby hasn't budged since 7am *woot woot*
The picture doesn't really capture the lustre drops and blush as good as I want, but I still wanted to show it. I'll have better pictures tomorrow

I would also like to thank you all for such nice and warm comments on the passing of my friend. It really meant alot. Love you all. I have a lot of catching up to do on commenting everyone's blog but I'll get to it. I cant never leave Blogger.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

R.I.P to a good friend

I've never lost anyone who I actually knew before. Reality still hasn't set in and I can't believe it. Today, I lost a good friend, Marjorie. She has been with me since Summer 08 when I first started school. She was my mentor and later throughout the 3 years has become the most positive friend and person I ever have known. I miss you Marjorie. I will miss seeing you on campus, in the cafeteria, in the office =( I love you and rest in peace
Me and Marjorie to my right, when we first met back in summer of 08 at school (yes I used to be blonde)
Us again in Summer 2010 at work
xoxo RIP

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Fresh Face

I love having more time to do my makeup this week since I'm not in school, but I still have work and as much as I'm obsessed with the smokey eye, I can't wear it to work. This is what my normal "fresh face" or "no makeup-makeup look"

Just Clinique Foundation, Posey blushcreme, Blacktrack Liner, L'oreal Voluminous Mascara, and Revlon Pink Ice Lipgloss. Very simple, fresh faced, and work appropriate =)

In other news, I'm in the process of planning a surprise for Diondra & Johane. They have always done so much for me and always looked out for me being the youngest. With Diondra's boyfriend being a promoter, I'm saving up for us to do VIP, going all out with a bottle & everything. It costs $180 and I plan to do this the last Thursday of school in May to celebrate the end of the semester. Shh, its a secret :X Hopefully I won't go to crazy at IMATS...yea right
Hope you are all having a wonderful week and like my new banner =)
xoxo Kendra

Monday, March 14, 2011

I was supposed to get shoes but....

I went to the mall for shoes this morning, and left with this

Clinique Even Better Foundation the life of a makeup addict, right?
But I have a good reason, I'm running low on my Estee Lauder foundation and since I love it so much, I decided to buy this to last me for a while.
The coverage is moderate and retails for $24.50 which is pretty good for a high end brand. I'm the shade Amber and it's a pretty good match. Here are the pix of me wearing it:

I like coverage and it covers my acne scars pretty well. And by the way, I didn't leave the mall with shoes like I was supposed too...oops :X
Talk to you all soon
xoxo Kendra