Makeup, Skincare, and Beauty Pop-Up Shop Recap: Erika Liles and Gizelle Bryant

EveryHue Beauty hosted a Makeup, Skincare & Beauty Pop-Up Shop in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, October 27, 2017.  Presenters for the event included Dr. Corey Hartman of Skin Wellness Center, Chic Hair, Angela King Brows and Posh Luxury.

EveryHue Beauty founders Erika Liles and BRAVO TV star Gizelle Bryant of the Real Housewives of Potomac greeted guests.

The beauty event featured makeup, wellness stations and product sampling.  While attending, I received brow tips from Angela King Brows.  She reshaped my brows and suggested products to help them grow from waxing.

Erika Liles and Gizelle Bryant
Taking a picture with The Real Housewives of Potomac Star
Glow Perfect Tinted Moisturizer #4

 

EveryHue Beauty Consultants matched the tinted moisturizer to event participants.  I discovered that my hue was #4 and very impressed with the moisturizer coverage.

After visiting all of the beauty stations, I decided to purchase the Glow Perfect Moisturizer and received a Hue Blending Sponge.

A few facts about EveryHue Tinted Moisturizer:

  • Weightless
  • Buildable formula with a satin finish.
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 25.
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Aloe

 

Makeup, Skincare, and Beauty Pop-Up Shop

Magic City Fashion Week 2017 – Streetstyle Thursday and Macy’s Brookwood

For those that may not know, Magic City Classic is one of the largest HBCU football games celebrated in the south.  It’s the tailgating rivalry between students (and alumni) from Alabama A&M and Alabama State University.

In connection to the tradition, Daniel Grier and Derek De Anre launched Magic City Fashion Week 2017 to recognize the Birmingham fashion community.  MCFW showcased the artistic efforts of designers throughout the week of October 24-28, 2017.

Last night featured Streetstyle Thursday at Macy’s Brookwood in the IMPULSE Department. Christine Lee from Sober Culture served as the host along with runway styling from Magic City Fashion Week Team members Emma Ford, Portia Nichole, and Aliscia Marie.

Free People, Kensi, Rachel Roy, and Jay Walker were the highlighted designers worn by models. The fashion show was amazing and proceeds/donations supported the Birmingham Aids Outreach Organization.

NEW CANDLES THAT SMELL FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON

BOY SMELLS IS THRILLED TO SHARE THE NEWS: YOU CAN NOW SHOP NEW CANDLES THAT SMELL FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON. 

TWO NEW SMELLS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE BOY SMELLS STANDARD 8.8OZ CANDLE: CINDEROSE + ST. ALALSO NEW FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON – THE VERY FIRST BOY SMELLS VOTIVE SET; PETITE VERSIONS OF THE STANDARD 8.8OZ CANDLES OFFERED IN A SET OF THREE + FEATURING THE ORIGINAL SCENTS FROM THE BRAND IN ADDITION TO NEW HOLIDAY SCENTS.

ST. AL
sandalwood, clay, clove flower, oud, and ylang-ylang
This incredibly well-balanced sandalwood scent takes its cues from colonial missions; exotic florals mixed with frankincense undertones result in a holy and exotic experience
Neutral coconut and beeswax blended candles with a braided cotton wick, in a glossy black glass tumbler. Comes in an embossed matte pink carton. Manufactured in Los Angeles, California. 8.8oz per candle. 
RETAIL PRICE – $29.00
AVAILABLE now at www.BOYSMELLS.com

CINDEROSE
rose, tuberose, oakmoss, and smoke
Inspired by the floral photographs of Gregory Crewdson, the newest scent Cinderose exposes the sinister side of the familiar. Notes of rose, orange blossom, and jasmine are mixed with smoke, cedar, and birch tar to create a scent that is both beautiful and troubling.
Neutral coconut and beeswax blended candles with a braided cotton wick, in a glossy black glass tumbler. Comes in an embossed matte pink carton. Manufactured in Los Angeles, California. 8.8oz per candle. 
RETAIL PRICE – $29.00
AVAILABLE now at www.BOYSMELLS.com

BOY SMELLS VOTIVE SET – KUSH, ASH, and CEDAR STACK
the original three smells from BOY SMELLS
Neutral coconut and beeswax blended candles with a braided cotton wick, in a glossy black glass tumbler. Comes in an embossed matte pink carton. Manufactured in Los Angeles, California. 3oz per votive candle. 

RETAIL PRICE – $42.00

BOY SMELLS – ABOUT

Boy Smells scented candles are the creations of David Kien and Matthew Herman who established the brand in 2014 in the Pico-Union District of Los Angeles California.

Whimsical and irreverent, the eclectic collection offers a variety of smells ranging from subtle to bold, designed in easy sophistication and hallmarked by the signature Boy Smells matte pink label.

What began as a scent experiment has quickly emerged into a robust collection of eleven styles. Each candle is designed with a uniquely personal expression in mind; notes plucked from a catalog of olfactory memories are offered in a modern context by crafting candles that are familiar yet unexpected.

BOY SMELLS  – BRAND IDENTITY

Boy Smells is purposely tongue and cheek. We approach candles the same way we approach all design: with a sense of humor and accessibility for everyone.

Identity is so much more layered and complex than it used to be, and the scent is a landscape that can truly explore these cultural changes. There are masculine scents that our girlfriends like, and feminine scents we love. So, for us scent is gender-fluid. In fact, Boy Smells intentionally plays with the preconceptions of scent designed for gender.

It’s meant to be fun and irreverent and enjoyed by all. This is what differentiates Boy Smells.

BOY SMELLS  – THE PRODUCT

Coconut and beeswax blended candles with a braided cotton wick, in a glossy black glass tumbler. Comes in an embossed matte pink carton. Manufactured in Los Angeles, CA. 8.8 ounces (249g). 3.4 inches (8.6cm) tall.

RETAIL PRICING RANGES FROM $29.00 – $30.00

Halloween Beauty Looks Right At Home with YouCam Makeup

YouCam Makeup just released its first-ever 3D AR Halloween costume collection so users can now try out hyper-realistic Halloween beauty looks right at home. In addition to trying out these realistic beauty looks, YouCam Makeup partnered with Lancôme to help users bring these looks to life through product recommendations for in-app purchases – with just a few taps you can try on the looks and purchase the products!
This extensive Halloween beauty series marks the launch of YouCam Makeup’s newly revamped AR 3D engine that makes virtual beauty trials more accurate and realistic than ever before. The powerful new feature reconstructs a real-time three-dimensional face model based on a facial scan of 100+ landmarks per second allowing users to experience the styles in live camera for a unique true-to-life try-on. This advanced technology enables users to experience unprecedented virtual makeup effects that bring these striking Halloween styles to life.

High Fashion Jewelry for Apple Watch and Fitbit

The Ultimate Cuff is a selection of high quality, patent pending, modern technology jewelry for the Apple Watch and Fitbit Charge.

With the new Apple Series 3 out, women are going to need a stylish cuff option so they can accessorize their smart watch – which is why the Ultimate Cuff is perfect because it’s affordable, and the interchangeable metallic jewelry cuffs serve as an everyday functional piece of jewelry.

It ranges in price from  $98 – $142, and is a great alternative to the basic leather band, multitude of color silicone bands, or designer straps often costing an upwards of $360.

Whimsical Winter Luxuries from Ann Taylor

Impress loved ones with a chic gift fit for the season – and maybe snag one for yourself – with Ann Taylor’s new collection featuring sparking jewelry, cozy sweaters, and cold-weather accessories to top off your whimsical winter style.

Featuring celestial elements, luxurious faux-fur and velvet, bold reds and elegant details from bows to bell sleeves, Ann Taylor’s winter gift selections will satisfy any wish list.

Achieve Your Holiday Glam with Gold Products

Feeling festive? The holidays are the perfect excuse to be a little extra, especially with your makeup!

And the best way to step up your glam this season is with some GOLD! From 24k infused primers, to Glittery shadows, the options are endless. Check out some of the awesome new Gold launches listed below!

All about ingredients? Merle Norman’s 24k Gold Firming Foundation Primer doubles as skincare and makeup in one! This primer contains actual gold flakes designed to give your skin a boost of energy while restoring a youthful appearance and natural glow! It also contains patented biopolymers and 17 natural Amino Acids that result in a firming sensation, lifting and smoothing your skin, while also extending the wear of your foundation. $50, MerleNorman.com.

All about the eyes? Wunder2 Glitter Gelly in 24k Gold create a sophisticated, sparkly makeup look with these mess-free, long-wearing glitters. Formulated in a gel for precise application, the chunky glitter texture applies to the skin perfectly smooth and soft to the touch. Comfortable enough to be used all over, these head to toe wonderful glitters will give you that extra pop for a beautiful makeup look that lasts all day. $15.95, Wunder2.com.

Want an all-over gold glow? Mehron’s Precious Gem Powders in Tigers Eye offer vibrant, highly pigmented-infused color, with dramatic sheen and luster. From every day to special occasions, these rich, silky, sparkling loose powders are versatile enough to be applied from head-to-toe for that really distinctive look.  Available in 19 colors! $10.50, Mehron.com.

Craving skin-prep fit for a queen? The Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Mask is the ultimate luxurious anti-aging treatment. This rich mask is infused with Pure 24k Gold and Colloidal Gold to help improve the appearance of firmness and impart an opulent glow. Known from the time of Cleopatra to have powerful anti-aging benefits, 24k Gold helps firm, lift, brighten and calm the appearance of skin. Caffeine helps skin appear firmer and tighter while Peridot, an exquisite gemstone rich in magnesium, re-energizes and helps reduce the look of aging and stress. Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin deliver intense hydration for a more lifted appearance. This lavish, pampering treatment helps to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking silky smooth, firmer, radiant, revitalized and youthful. $110.99, Fragrance.com.

Want to smell like 24k? To Michael Kors, nothing is more alluring than the rich indulgences of Gold. The ultimate symbol of luxury and glamour. Introducing 24k Brilliant Gold, which shimmers with orange mandarin, voluptuous floralcy and a rousing spark of woodiness. $81.99, Fragrance.com.

 

Go Dark and Sultry This Halloween With Rimmel London

Take a look at the Halloween-themed makeup look of Rita Ora; inspired dark and sultry look that you can achieve at home using Rimmel London products.
Face: Using the Rimmel London Insta Conceal & Contour Palette, apply the 3 shades to highlight, conceal and contour.
Brows: Using the ultra-soft applicator, apply Rimmel London Brow Shake Filling Powderto brows for smudge-proof, transfer-proof and waterproof brows that stay all night.
Eyes: Apply the smokey, darker shades from the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette Smoke Edition to the lids. Line the waterline with Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Double Ended Shadow + Liner in Back to Blacks. Line the upper lash line with ScandalEyes Bold Liquid Eyeliner and finish off the eyes by applying a coat of Rimmel London Shake it Fresh Mascara for ultra-smooth, clump-free volume from first to last use.
Lips: For a dark, bold lip apply Rimmel London’s Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pitch Black. If you want a bit of sheen, finish off the look with a clear gloss.
Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide.

Talk of Alabama Lifestyle Segment: Healthy and Quick Breakfast Recipe Ideas.

Last week I served as a Lifestyle Expert for Talk of Alabama:  ABC 3340 sharing healthy breakfast recipes.

I was excited to host the segment because breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day.

Due to our hectic schedules, making a hearty breakfast can be a challenge but with the right appliances it can be an easy task!

During the segment I discussed the importance of creating a toast bar with the Krups 2 Slice Toaster Oven.  There are so many delicious toast recipes adding peanut butter, avocado, bananas, and olive oil as a topping.

For breakfast meals (on the go) make a fruit smoothie as an option; top with Carrington Farms Organic Flax and Chia Seeds to boost the immune system.  Munk Pack Oatmeal Squeezes are gluten-free, vegan snacks that are compacted with whole grains and fruit bites.

The TFal Pressure Cooker not only makes delicious dinners but breakfast dishes such as Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats.

Take a look at the segment clip here:  TALK OF ALABAMA:  HEALTHY BREAKFAST

Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats Recipe

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup steel cut oats

3 1/2 cups water

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup raisins

Brown Sugar Topping

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add butter to pressure cooking pot, select Sauté. When butter is melted add the oats and toast, stirring constantly, until they start to darken and smell nutty, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add water and salt to pressure cooking pot.
  3. Select high pressure and set 10 minutes cook time.
  4. When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and use a natural pressure release for 5 minutes and then do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure.
  5. When valve drops carefully remove lid. Stir oats. Stir in raisins. Cover and let sit five or 10 minutes until oats are desired thickness.