Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Favorite Things

I use these items personally on a daily basis. Some things I could not find on polyvore like MAC Retrospect lipglass. I don't have a favorite shadow color. I do like Painterly with almost everything....or just my primer potion and a shadow. For eyes, it really depends on my mood, but everything else pretty much stays the same as far as blush, foundation and lips.
My Favorite ThingsFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

My Favorite Things by tiffa

neem featuring Monsoon accessories

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Very Patriotic FOTD

So, I got bored waiting on my husband to bar-b-que. He was spending too much time playing his new video game, so I decided to play with my new MUFE Flash Color Pallete. I have been wanting to get this for a while, so we finally broke down and got it.Here is the look I created:
Btw, my camera has been malfunctioning (in a good way ;). For some reason, it has been automatically airbrushing my face. My skin is not this perfect. It completely wiped away all of my little freckles.

What I used for this look:

  • Cinema Secrets Concealor
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder
  • MAC Blush- Raisin and Plum Foolery
  • MUFE Flash Color - White, Blue
  • MAC - Deep Truth
  • Stilla - Precious Pearl Palette (white color?)
  • Loreal Hip - Showy
  • Bobby Brown Gel Liner
  • Red Cherry #62 lashes
  • MUFE Flash Color -Red
  • Victoria Secret Cranberry Red Lip gloss
Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Airbrush Makeup vs. Traditional Makeup for Weddings

Many brides are now requesting to have their makeup airbrushed for their wedding day. Well, what is airbrush and what's the difference?
Both applications will give you a flawless look if you are using professional products and applying correctly, but the main difference is transferability. Airbrush makeup does not transfer onto your new husbands tuxedo shirt ;). I will compare them a little more:

TRADITIONAL APPLICATION provides sheer to full coverage. This type of makeup is waterproof, works with all skin types and comes in a wide color range. If you are using good products, no matter what type of lighting or lens your photographer uses, you will look flawless.

AIRBRUSH APPLICATION is a specialized makeup application previously used by makeup artists ofr professional photography and celebrities. It is a technique of applying makeup through an airbrush sprayer, which finely mists on foundation giving you a natural, flawless, durable picture perfect skin.

The type of airbrush foundation I use is waterproof, which is great for weddings. It also provides sheer to maximum coverage and it is smudge proof and non-transferable on clothes. It stays on until you take it off.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Curly Hair

This post is a bit different because I mainly write about makeup. Well, I have been getting questions lately about what I put in my hair. I have naturally curly hair, yet sometimes I flat iron it if I don't want to deal with the curly fuss. To keep beautiful curls, here are a few Do's and Dont's:


  • TUCK CURLS INTO A BONNET OR SILK SCARF AT NIGHT. You have to protect your curls at bedtime! And if it’s long, first gather your hair into a high ponytail, using a loose scrunchy.
  • GET A TRIM EVERY THREE MONTHS. This is key for curly hair. You gain a quarter of an inch or so a month, so you’ll want to snip off dead ends to keep your curls looking and feeling fresh.
  • DO: TRY A PORTABLE HOOD DRYER INSTEAD OF A DIFFUSER. After applying your styling product to wet hair, sit under a hood dryer (pre-heated works best). Stop when your hair’s almost dry, and then let the rest air dry. Your curls will have great definition!


  • TOUCH YOUR HAIR UNTIL IT IS COMPLETELY DRY. If you fuss too much with your wet hair, you’ll disturb the curl pattern. The curls won’t have a chance to set properly. I usually wait until it completely dries and fluff it out.
  • SHAMPOO YOUR HAIR EVERY TIME IT GETS WET. You"ll dry out your curls if you shampoo too much. I suggest a ‘big shampoo’ once a week. And don’t worry about it not getting clean. When you wet your hair and rinse it, you’re cleaning it!
  • DON’T: USE TOO MUCH STYLING PRODUCT. This leads to crunchy curls. Your product should be lite enough that you can saturate your hair with it, and your curls don’t get crunchy or weighted down.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Viva Glam Gaga + FOTD

I decided today that I needed a new pink in my collection so I got the new Viva Glam by Lady Gaga. Well it's not really by Lady Gaga, she's just the celebrity model for the new line. For me, it was a bit scary in the tube because I don't really do pink. I was shocked to say that it looks really good on. It is very natural looking. My daughter is gaga over it. If she could wear pink everyday, she would.

All the proceeds from Viva Glam collection goes towards their AIDS fund, so that was a plus.

I paired it with a pink lipglass from the Beach Collection. I love the orange tube. It is called Splashing. It adds a little more color to the Lady Gaga lipstick.

Here is my FOTD:

  • Cinema Secrets Foundation mixed with Cetaphil moisturizer
  • MAC Set Powder
  • La Femme Blush - (some pink color - no name??)
  • Urban Decay Primer
  • MAC Vex, Creme de Violet, Satellite Dreams
  • MUFE #92
  • Bobby Brown Gel Liner
  • Mac Cork Liner
  • Viva Glam Gaga ls
  • Mac - To the Beach Lipglass - Splashing

Friday, June 11, 2010

No more Shiny Forehead!

I have been asked over and over, "How do I get rid of my shiny forehead?" Ladies, I hear ya! My skin is very oily and by mid-day, I'm glowing. Don't fret too much, because oily skin peeps usually look younger.

Primers usually work well, but I wouldn't suggest using one everyday. Primers are designed to seep into pores and close them up, so nothing goes in or out of the skin. Well, our skin needs to breathe sometimes, so be mindful of how long and often you use a primer.

I have been using Face-To-Face Super Matte Anti-Shine to matte the shine of my oily skin. It goes on really light and it only takes a little. It comes in a simple little fancy bells and whistles on packaging here. Sometimes the simplest looking products are the best, as in this case. I got it from Camera Ready Cosmetics for about $25.

I was a little disappointed by the size of the tube, but it is a great product. Now I am confident went I go out especially in this summer heat. See the pic compared to a Mac lipstick.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hot Wired

Ok ladies, I've been wanting to try the Dominican blowout on my hair. I found a Dominican hair salon in Houston and decided to give it a try. It was an experience. Although my hair is straight, I think I will stick with Visible Changes. They did a great job with the hot oil and deep conditioning treatment, but it all took 4 hours. I've never had my hair straightened without a flat iron or marcels, so this was different. They roller set my hair and blew it out until it was on fire. It feels great though ;). Here is the finished look:

I also took a trip to Sephora with my 15% off coupon and got a few Nars lip glosses. I am wearing Hotwired lip lacquer. I just loved that fuchsia color. I wore it alone for a transparent look. You can also wear it over lip color for a sexy shine.

Eyes: Mac Vex, Nixie Burlesque, Bobbi Brown gel liner (my new fav!!!)