“Style Inspiration: Janelle Monae”

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This weeks style inspiration is none other than Janelle Monae. I just love this ladies energy! She’s a different talent and it’s refreshing to the music industry. She wasn’t a cookie cutter talent when she was introduced to us; so already had her own brand.
She brings beauty, personality, energy, art, and talent. She in my opinion is what music is all about; my idea of what a #PowerHouse should be! She’s not afraid to be “Janelle Monae”! Furthermore I love her as one of the African-American faces of Covergirl. Her red lip is ALWAYS spot on! I am “Janelle Monae” inspired!

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Part II: “How to Enhance Your Inner Glow”

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So I’ve been experimenting with non-department store brands to see if I can achieve the same results of well-known brand names. A lot of people are brand snobs when it comes to makeup. I was once was a believer that you could only achieve flawless makeup looks with high-end products. WRONG!!!! I have easily combined department store brands and “drug-store” brand products. Don’t forget to add a winning smile that comes from within; because remember no matter what you put on the outside it can’t cover up what’s on the inside! Wishing everyone love, peace and an “inner glow”!

The products I used:

Face: Maybelline BB cream, MAC’s mineralize skin finish in Deep Dark and to reduce shine I used Ruby Kisses “HD Set N’Forget”

Under-eye concealer: MAC NC45 Select Coverup and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles

Eyes:

*mascara: Loreal Voluminous Original

*eyeliner: Loreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner

*eyeshadow: Elf jumbo eyeshadow stick in #21631 Little Miss Thing, #2516 Peach Fizz  and on the lower lash line I used CoverGirl “Flamed Out” shadow pencil

Eyebrows: MAC eyshadow in Corduroy and Spike eye pencil to fill in my brows and for the underneath highlight  MAC NC45 studio finish concealer

Cheeks:  MAC “Raizin” and as the cheek highlight MAC’s “Blush Baby”

Lips: Revlon lip gloss is “Snow Pink” #205 and “Super Natural” #215

Accessories Shown:

Necklace: Forever 21

Earrings: Old Navy

Sunglasses: Forever 21

 

“Feeling All Girly Whirly Inside”

20130526-221544.jpg**Pardon this blurry photo had some camera malfunctions; but get a load of the face I’m serving**20130526-221554.jpg** Love the back of this dress super sexy yet sophisticated**20130526-221600.jpg** the neckline of the dress was pretty amazing; I couldn’t even find the proper name because the cut was so different from anything I’ve ever seen**20130526-221606.jpgSo to say I was feeling girly this past weekend would be an understatement. There is something about a LBD that just makes every insecurity go away. I have been out of heels for a while (totally not my choice). I opted for high wedges to ease back into the groove,lol!

LDB: “ISSI” from TJMAXX

Floral Print Wedges: Target

Hair Scarf: “Merona” Target

Watch: Target

Arm Party (layered gold braclets): Forever 21 and Target

Gold Earrings: Old Navy (actually quite sturdy)

Necklace: Forever 21

**Stay tuned for Part II of this post because I will focus on my makeup I wore, so don’t be alarmed if you see some similarities**