Simplified Makeup

I haven’t blogged in quite awhile due to a few reasons. The main reason, if you read my blog you already know, is that I am pregnant. My focus has changed a bit and so have my priorities. Secondly, my son is home all the time and we have a very busy schedule. By the time I get home I am exhausted. HOWEVER, in all honesty, I miss each and everyone of you so I am trying to post as much as I can!

Today, we had a few appointments to go to so I kept my makeup simple yet fun! It has been so hot that I haven’t felt like putting on a whole  bunch of makeup to have it all melted on to my face.

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My makeup routine has simplified A LOT and I haven’t really bought a ton of makeup. Shocking, I know.

My go to items are:

Maybelline’s Dream Fresh BB cream- I already did a review on it and I love it even more now because it does have sunscreen in it. Since getting knocked up, ;), my skin has been all over the place. I know that I can put this on and not have any problems arise.

Anastasia’s Dipbrow Pomade

Benefit’s Watt’s Up

Urban Decay Primer-If you haven’t tried it, try it!!

NYX Rouge in Orange- This blush gives me a nice glow!!

Lorac eyeshadow trio- Love this eyeshadow! From my understanding Sephora is no longer going to carry Lorac so I got an amazing deal on it!! Does you Sephora have Lorac?

Khroma- In the Buff Honey Stick- My favorite lip glosses!!

Milani Grandissimo Mascara- It is a nice mascara, I prefer it over the Makeup Forever one I have!

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I hope each of you are enjoying your summer or winter, depending where you are, much love!!!



Slate Eyes & Berry Lips

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I love this combination of colors!!

To get this look I used:

Coastal Scents 120 palette #5 (I mixed a few different colors together)

Fergie’s Wet n’ Wild Lipstick in Cabernet

Erzulie Cosmetics Liquid Mineral Foundation in Medium Tan

Urban Decay’s 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero

Maybelline’s Big Eyes Mascara

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Metallic colors are perfect for a New Year’s Eve look…

My lovely friend Dimi from Aesthetic Perfections has created a gorgeous metallic look for New Year’s!

Hello ladies!
I am very happy to again be making a post for my dear friend Etta.
She approached me with the idea of making a Holiday look, so here’s what I came up with.
I think this look is more of the “New Years Eve” type, because its more metallic and bold
I’ve used the Sleek “Sparkle” limited edition palette for the silver (inner corner), bright metallic blue (middle of the lid) and matte silver for blending. For the crease and the outer corner I’ve used Star Crushed Minerals “Teal”. Waterline is AVON “Supershock” eye pencil in blue. Some mascara and some sparkle on your lips and you’re all set 😉
Don’t forget your whole face should be matte, because too much sparkle ain’t so good.
I wish you all magical holidays!
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Thank you Dimi!! xo
I hope each of you are ready to enjoy the holidays xoxo

Holiday Glimmer #6

Red & Green is all you need for a festive look…

Rosie from A Red Lip and Nude Shoe created a simply gorgeous holiday look using green eyeshadow and, of course, bright red lips!!!

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I really love the simplicity of this look because all you need is a green eyeshadow, some liner, and red lipstick.

Are you ready for the holidays?

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You can create a smokey eye with any color and it always looks gorgeous…

My beautiful friend Katie of Kalos Makeup Artistry created this green smokey eye for Holiday Glimmer.

Katie for Holiday Glimmer

I love this look!

This look is subtle and soft and could be recreated by any level of makeup junkie! All you would need is two different shades of green, one darker and one lighter!

What are your holiday plans?

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9 days until Christmas…

I must admit that Christmas isn’t as fun now as when I was little. But let’s be honest, there are a lot of things about adulthood that aren’t fun! I will always enjoy the time I get to spend with my family and the memories we make.

Since there is only 9 days to Christmas, I thought I would present you with a series of looks that you could possibly wear for Christmas day or even to a Christmas party!

Look #1

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I was finally able to get my hands on a beautiful red eyeshadow from Inglot courtesy of my friend Dimana of Aesthetic Perfections . She sent me a freedom systems palette that has a red eyeshadow and purple lip color. My two favorite colors are red and purple so you can imagine my excitement when I received the palette!

I also used a color from Star Crushed Minerals called “Golden Peach” it is one of my favorite colors from Star Crushed Minerals. I applied golden peach to my crease and blended it out all the way up to my brow bone. I then used “Moondust” on the inner corner of my eye as a highlight.

I used a black eyeliner pencil to line my top and bottom lashes and used liquid eyeliner to draw on the wing. Makeup tip I have found it easier to create winged eyeliner with the use of both pencil and liquid eyeliner. I line my top and bottom lashes with the pencil and then draw on the wing with the liquid.


I think for this look I should have used a red lip BUT I love it none the less. Let me know if any of you are interested in a pictorial or video for this look!

What is your favorite part of the holidays?


I went missing for awhile, but with good reason…

I didn’t technically go missing, I just took a break from writing on my blog for awhile to sort things out in my personal life. Between my family, school, and other obligations I needed to get myself back on track. I am actively on Twitter: @EttaIncredible and Facebook: Etta’s Threads. I have plans for my little blog and I am glad that you all have been and are going to be a part of this journey.

Now, let’s get to business.

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This is a look that I created  a few days ago using Erzulie cosmetics. Just so you know, I create YouTube videos for Erzulie and I am so excited to be doing so! There will be a link at the bottom of this page with the video I created on how to achieve this look.

Here are the products I used for this look:

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  • Clarifying Mineral Liquid Foundation in Medium Tan
  • Strength & Length Mineral Mascara in Intense Black
  • Mineral Cream Eyeshadow in Gypsy
  • Naturagel Eyeliner in Dark Plum
  • Zoe Lip & Cheek Color

Here is the video I created on how to achieve this look:

I hope that each of you are enjoying the start to the holiday’s and are staying warm or enjoying the sun wherever you are!!



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