Thursday, August 25, 2016

Milani Amore Metallic Lip Creme Swatches on Dark Skin


"Automatic Touch"

"Matte About You"

"Chromatic Addict"

"Pretty Problematic"

"Dramatic Diva"

"Pure Matteness"

"Cinemattic Kiss"

"Mattely in Love"
Wearing "Raving Matte"

Extremely long lasting and an extraordinary punch of color!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bright and Bold Makeup for Women of Color

This is a collaboration with 4 other gorgeous women on Youtube. We've chosen to do a colorful theme for you and we hope that you'll watch, thumbs up, and enjoy! Please visit all the channels listed below and tell them, TheMindCatcher sent you!

S'Jae TV Dynasty-

Makeup Products Used:
1. Elf Primer-
2. Coastal Scents Shadows-"Coconut Husk", "Edgy Eggplant", "Georgia Peach", "Violetta", CMO8?, "Antique Lilac".
3. MakeUpForEver Aqua XL Pencils-
4. Inglot Duraline-
5. ColourPop Eye Shadows-"Juicer" & "Sour"
6. Girlactik Eye Marker-
7. Pur Fully Charged Mascara-
8. House Of Lashes "Iconic"-
9. Rimmel London Gel Liner-
10. Too Faced Glitter Insurance-
11. Sacha Cosmetics Glitter "Rainbow"
12. MakeUpForEver Nourishing Pimer-
13. ABH Cream Contour Kit "Deep"-
14. Milani 2-in-1 Foundation "Chestnut"-
15. Pur Cameo Stick "Dark"-
16. Sacha Buttercup Powder-
17. Black Radiance Powder "Ebony"-
18. BR Soft Focus Powder "Milk Chocolate"-
19. Mac Cosmetics Blush "Fever"-
20. Milani "Innocence" Lipstick-
21. Milani "Matte Passion" Lipstick.-
22. Ruby Kisses Lipstick "Purple Affair"-


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Link to BoxyCharm:

Link for My Favorite Lashes:

SIGMA Brushes 10% off code "Sigma2016" Discount code: "VALERIE1" for 15% off

Where do I get my shapewear?

*Coastal Scents Makeup-

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 Riveting Ruched Dress Pics & Review has a plethora of sophisticated styled clothing for Plus-Sized women. If you're between sizes 10-32 and you're a confident beauty who loves to dazzle wherever you go, this is the website for you.

This is Kiyonna's Riveting Ruched Dress. I'm wearing it in size 3X.

I'm in love with the way this dress accentuates my curves. The unique neckline takes the guess out of which necklace to wear. As you can see I've chosen not to wear one at all and it still looks fabulous!

I think this dress is super classy and sexy. Perfect for a red carpet event, a dinner date, or any place you'd like to make a statement. 

This dress currently comes in two colors; Black and Garnet. I would LOVE to see this dress in Emerald Green.

The ruching is in the back of the dress as well and the seam gives your derriere a nice boost!
You can see me dancing and having a great time in this dress on my Get ready with me video

25% off Storewide

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Becca Cosmetics X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Swatches-Limited Edition & Why have they stopped the release of the eye shadow palette?

Becca Cosmetics and Youtube Beauty Guru Jaclyn Hill, joined forces once again to create the Champagne Collection
If you were not already aware about how well the first collaboration performed (Champagne Pop Highlighter) then you must not be an avid Jaclyn Hill fan like myself and many others in the beauty community. "Champagne Pop" sales went through the roof because the product was just so darn good. "Champagne Pop" was however, a little more difficult for darker skin tones to wear so, Becca and Jaclyn had the brilliant idea to join forces and give us another fabulous shade called "Prosecco Pop" and 3 blush shades "Rose Spritz", "Ameretto" and "Pamplemousse" in the new, limited edition, Champagne Collection Face Palette. $52 sold Exclusively at and in-store 6/16

 The packaging is beautiful. Jaclyn's name appears both outside and inside the palette.
 The palette actually looks like a beautiful clutch purse with golden confetti all over.

As you can see, all the shades in this face palette are absolutely gorgeous and highly pigmented, 
even on darker skin tones. I am in love with "Prosecco Pop" and sometimes I mix both highlighters together for an extra glowy look.

Champagne Collection Eye Shadow Palette

This eye shadow palette has been pulled from store shelves before it arrived. There were so many reviews stating that the eye shadows were not up to par with the notoriously awesome products we're used to from Becca Cosmetics. I for one had never owned any eye shadows from Becca Cosmetics before receiving the Face and Eye Palettes through  Becca PR so I had no prior knowledge of Becca eye shadows pigmentation or blend-ability.
I can say that the palette didn't perform as well as I expected but, I was able to make it work in this tutorial. Becca and Jaclyn Hill Tutorial (Dark Skin) edition  price would've been listed at $40
Here are the swatches:
 Gorgeous packaging once again.
 Nice choice of Neutral Shades
L to R: Chardonnay, Champagne Toast, Cordial, Cognac, Bordeaux.
Unfortunately, shades didn't swatch as well as many had hoped (including myself). Pigmentation was lackluster and had to be swatched more than once for the swatches you see in this pic. The matte shades were the worst in the palette but, you can work with the metallic shades. *Tip-Wetting your brush before application may help.

There are other Items that are a part of this collection: "1.7 oz Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop" & "0.19 oz Shimmering Skin Perfector Creme in Champagne Pop".

Purchase the Face Palette Here

I am very pleased that Becca Cosmetics saw fault in their product and decided to pull it, rather than allowing people to purchase a disagreeable product. It shows us great valor on their behalf.

I will continue to purchase products from Becca Cosmetics and I hope you will as well.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Ashley Stewart Floral Knot Waist Dress

Dress - Floral Knot Waist Dress

 This is a gorgeous dress from Ashley Stewart. The knotted detail on the waist really takes the eye away from the stomach and smooths out the waistline to give a more flattering silhouette.

These colors are so Spring and Summer appropriate and you'll find that you'll have many accessory choices.

The Floral Knot Waist Dress is retail valued at $54.50

Currently this dress in on sale at: Website

Where did I get my shapewear? ShopBellaBody

Friday, June 10, 2016

June 2016 BoxyCharm Sneak Peek

BoxyCharm is a super affordable subscription box service that gives you 4-5 Full Sized beauty products monthly! Sign up today!
Here's a look at the June BoxyCharm 2016

Cougar Beauty Mineral Face & Body Shimmer $16

LVX Nail Lacquer shade "Serene" $18

Ofra Cosmetics Oil Control Pressed Powder $39.95

Farmacy Coconut Gel Masks (3 pk) $24

Girlactik Precise Eyeliner Marker $20

Each box only $21


May Boxy Charm Video:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

How to Make those Natural Curls POP!

So many times I am asked to tell someone what I'm using in my hair. "How do you get you hair to do that" they say. Well, there are several products that I use but they are always the same TYPE of products.
1. Water
2. Leave-In Conditioner
3. Styling Cream
4. Gel or Edge Control

I find that these few simple products give me the look I want very quickly and I look like I've done so much!
It's all about learning what products work well in your hair and trying them in different orders could help as well. If you've already tried the LOC METHOD and it hasn't worked well then take the same products and try the LCO METHOD instead. In this video link, I show you how I take my dry Afro and turn it into a beautifully moisturized masterpiece! How To POP Those Natural Curls

Here are some products that my Natural Hair has been loving!
It's the Taliah Waajid Shea-Coco Collection. Everything in the collection is between 97% and 100% natural.

1. Style Cream for 3C-4C curl patterns-
2. Curl Souffle for 2C-4A curl patterns-
3. Daily Leave-In Conditioner-
4. Co-Wash-
5. Monoi Oil-

Products are available at Target, Walmart, Sally's and some local Beauty Supply Stores. 
Amazon direct links above. Full Review Video

Monday, June 6, 2016 Plus Size Clothing "Rumor Ruched Dress" has a plethora of sophisticated styled clothing for Plus-Sized women. If you're between a size 10-32 and you're a confident beauty who loves to dazzle wherever you go, this is the website for you.

 What can I say about this dress ladies...It speaks for itself!

The dress hugs you in all the right places and makes you look so courageously curvy.
I'm wearing a size 2X in the shade Ivory. 
I chose the color Ivory because I felt like it's perfect for the Spring/Summer months.
 I'm only 5,2' but I love the length of the sleeves and hem. The gathered design of this dress gives your curves new, positive, dimension.

 Adding a few pearl accessories and a totally glam hat, gave me that Kentucky Derby feel and I enjoyed every moment of the attention I received.

If you'd like to watch my "Get Ready With Me" video featuring this dress, please click the link below

25% off Storewide

Other links you may enjoy:
Bella Body Shapewear

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Dress Shown In Video -
$118.00 "Rumor Ruched Dress" | Size 2X | I am 5'1

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Lipstick Used in video- Milani Cosmetics "Matte Fearless"

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Sunday, May 29, 2016 New Products You'll Love!!!

10% off  Checkout code: "Sigma2016".

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Aqua XL Eye Pencils from Make Up For Ever (Swatches on Dark Skin)

Are you tired of Eye Pencils that tear and tug at your eye? Then these may be exactly what you're looking for.

Make Up For Ever has collaborated with pop star Charli XCX to reveal a collection of super pigmented and creamy eye pencils.

There are five different finishes among the 20 gorgeous shades; Matte, Diamond, Satin, Iridescent and Metallic.

The Aqua XL eye pencils guarantee to be waterproof, transfer-proof and smudge defiant! I have swatched them all and it was extremely difficult to remove the swatches (even with a makeup wipe).

I have never used an eye pencil that was so extraordinarily creamy and easy to apply. They also keep their vivid color throughout the day, even against my dark skin.

The pencils will be available May 2016.  Price- $21.00 ea.


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