Beauty and Fashion Blog, Makeup Reviews, How to Makeup | Keshia Glam: September 2013

Alphabet Challenge: J is for Jumpers (Affordable Fashion)

 
Hey beauties! Welcome to week 10 of The Alphabet Challenge! This week's letter is J. If you'd like info on how to join the Alphabet Challenge, read below. 

My "J" is for jumpers. Jumpers are understood to be different types of clothing in different countries, whether they're a type of dress or sweater. The jumpers I'll be showing you are sweater jumpers, waist length or oversized and worn with jeans or leggings during colder seasons. All of these sweaters are affordable(under $50).



Alphabet Challenge: J is for Jumpers (Affordable Fashion)


Top
amazon.com


Vero Moda pastel shirt
$47 - welikefashion.com


River Island jumper shirt
$45 - riverisland.com


Parisian aztec print sweater
$45 - newlook.com


Bunny sweater
$40 - candysays.co.uk


Top
storenvy.com


Turquoise shirt
$13 - fashionunion.com


Moustache shirt
$13 - fashionunion.com


Owl sweater
$24 - newlook.com




How to Join 
- Send your name and blog URL to itsmejiawun@hotmail.com 
- Further instructions will be given through email reply 



Which of these would you wear?

Fall/Autumn Wishlist #1 (Beauty Edition)

Autumn is officially upon us. You already know what that means..goodbye neon makeup. Hello dark lippies, golden eyes and deep nail polishes. I wasn't the biggest fan of the autumn makeup trends but hey..the makeup artist is maturing. I've compiled a list of makeup items that I'd like to own for the season. Maybe you can use some of these items for your own wishlist..if you don't find them too daring. Without further chatting..let's jump into it!

Review: BH Cosmetics 10 Color Camouflage Concealer Palette

I've tried other concealers, but this my first concealer palette. Even though I'm a huge fan of BH Cosmetics eye shadow palettes, I was indecisive about purchasing this palette for awhile because of the price being extremely affordable. I wanted it to be good quality regardless of the inexpensive price. As an aspiring makeup up artist, I was pretty excited about all the different shades in the palette. I'm actually impressed with the quality of the concealers. The only con I have so far is that I wish there was a light green concealer; then it'd be perfect!

bh cosmetics concealer palette

bh cosmetics concealer palette

Color Ranges

The colors range from lightest to darkest tones with a few pink/salmon shades perfect for hiding blues such as under eye circles and veins. All of the shades are pretty creamy which is perfect especially for mixing to achieve your perfect shade. You want to make sure you set it with a powder whether it be translucent or a skin-tone shade powder. They're creamy without being too oily; just perfect for dry, oily or combination skin. 

Even if you're not an MUA, you could probably find atleast 3 of these shades that could be useful. 

1. Skin tone- Cover blemishes
2. Lighter than your skin- highlighting & hiding dark circles
3. Darker than your skin tone- Contouring and adding warmth to your face

bh cosmetics concealer palette

(BELOW) 2 left shades are also pictured above
BH Cosmetics Concealer palette


I'd suggest, sanitizing your hands first, using your finger to apply the product. This will warm it up, make it easier to blend out and ensure you can get into your tricky spots.  Of course if you're using it on several clients, you'd like to use stainless steel products with the palette. Overall, I'm really impressed and I'm glad I purchased this palette!



What's your go-to concealer these days?

Review: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

smashbox photo finish foundation primer


I've tried a few foundation primers before but never a "high-end" primer. I'm a firm believer in all types of primers so I feel like they're absolutely necessary just to prep and prime (no mac pun intended) your face, eyes, lips etc. In the next month or so I'll definitely be posting a huge informative post on primers. 

I applied the primer after my moisturizer and before my foundation just in the T-zone (my preference). This primer made my face feel a lot more smoother than other primers I've tried. The primer has that silky silicone feel and it's colorless. It totally hid those little fine lines and creases that would normally stand out when you get up close and personal once you've applied your foundation. My foundation lasted all day, meaning I didn't have do powder touch ups throughout the day.




Major Ingredients:
Dimethicone
Trisiloxane
Silica
Safflower Seed Extract,
Water
Grape Seed Extract
Cola Acuminata Seed Extract
Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract






This 60% water-based, oil free primer comes in four separate sizes. Prices range from $10-$50 at Sephora. Overall: I'm inlove with this primer. The only con is the price of course, but some things you have to invest in. I'd definitely use this on clients!


What foundation primer are you loving?

Alphabet Challenge: I is for Irreplaceable Products


Welcome to week 9 of the challenge!! This week's letter is "I". If you'd like info on how to join the Alphabet Challenge, read below. My I is for Irreplaceable Products. We'll be going through some of my holy-grail and all time favorite beauty and makeup items! Without further chatting, let's get into it.


MAC Candy Yum Yum (review)


RiRi Woo Lipstick(review)


Freeman's Facial Clay Mask (review) |sample size|


Olay Fresh Effects Cleanser + Brush (review)

Maybelline Falsies Mascara
OMG. This is my all-time favorite mascara. It gives me length, volume and a little curl. It's just perfect. I own the waterproof, drama, regular and flared hehe..

BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 2nd edition
I've ran this palette down guys. I've had it since 2010 and I love it so much. I'll be getting another for clients and keep this one at home. I've collected a ton of more colorful palettes since purchasing this one but I love this palette so much!


Andis Flat Iron
Soon I'll be upgrading to a PYT Straightener. This little baby was the first straightener that could actually straighten and keep my hair straight. I've been using this since...*drumroll* 2007.

How to Join
- Send your name and blog URL to itsmejiawun@hotmail.com
- Further instructions will be given through email reply





What are some of your irreplaceable products?

RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection Preview!!!


Rihanna broke the servers with both her RiRi Woo lipstick and Summer collection releases. Seriously, we all went nuts for those releases. Now Rihanna is back to release her Fall collection! The Fall Collection will be released on in-stores September 26th, online September 30th and at MAC counters October 3rd, 2013. It features a total of twenty(20) products. The packaging will be a gorgeous rose gold!


The collection will be both online and in stores, which is a huge relief for those of us who can't get to a MAC counter..that way the city gals can head over to MAC and let the computer geeks order online..thus creating a less stressful experience in the 45minute shopping cart wait as in the past.

Riri Hearts MAC fall/holiday collection
Copied via www.hausofrihanna.com
Lipsticks ($16.50):
  • Talk That Talk dark plum (Retro Matte)
  • Riri Woo matte cool red (Retro Matte)
  • Who’s That Chick mid-tone orange (Frost)
  • Nude cool nude cream (Matte)
Lipglass ($16.50)
  • Riri Woo Cool red
Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($21.50)
  • Riri Woo cool red
  • Talk That Talk dark plum
Smoked Cocoa Eyeshadow Quad ($44)
  • muted mid-tone grey (Matte2)
  • mid-tone cool champagne (Veluxe Pearl)
  • black with silver pearl pigments (Lustre)
  • black charcoal (Satin)
Her Cocoa Eyeshadow Quad ($44)
  • bright bronze gold (Lustre)
  • soft peach (Satin)
  • warm antique gold (Veluxe Pearl)
  • chocolate bronze (Lustre)
Lustre Drops ($20)
  • Barbados Girl Rose Gold Bronzer
Powder Blush Duo ($26)
  • Hibiscus Kiss cool coral blush and matte neutral bronze duo
Blush ($23)
  • Bad Girl Gone Good warm copper (Satin)
Cream Color Base ($22)
  • Diamonds soft pink beige w/gold pearl pigments
Liquid Last Liner ($21.50)
  • Point Black
Mascara ($17.50)
  • Gigablack Extended Play
Veluxe Brow Liner ($21.50)
  • Deep Brunette
  • Deep Dark Brunette
Lashes ($17.50)
  • #35
  • #36
Brushes
  • 187SE ($42.00)
  • 282SE ($32.00)

This collection, I'm after RiRi Woo Lipglass & Talk That Talk lipstick! I might possibly be purchasing both lip pencils as well. 

What products in the collection are you interested in?

Weekly Tag- Pink!

pink beauty products makeup

Every week, the lovely and talented Aqeela hosts a weekly makeup tag. She presents us with a new theme and we create a makeup look relating to that theme. This week, however the tag has changed a little bit, leaving a lot of room for even more creative posts. From now on, the posts will consist of anything relating to the theme ie. makeup look, outfit, products, nails..okay you got it :)

If you know just one thing about me, that one thing is that my favorite color is pink! As luck would have it, this week's theme is PINK. For about 9 months, I even had pink hair! When I first found out the theme I was like "omg, I have so much pink. I don't know which idea to choose." I decided to show you what some of my favorite pink items are <3


All photos of me. 
1.Wearing my signature hot pink lip. 
2. My pink hair. 

pink makeup train case
Soho Train Case

pink conair revlon curling wand blow dryer flat ironRevlon Flat Iron, Conair Blow dryer & Curling Wand

pink mac nyc revlon wet n wild makeup
Left: NYC Fashion Avenue Fuschia. MAC Pink Poodle. Revlon Fuschia Fever. Wet n Wild Dollhouse Pink. MAC Candy Yum Yum

What are some of your favorite pink items?

1st week of beauty school + Life Update


Hey beauties! Welcome to another day of Talkative Tuesday! A lot has been going on lately. So I decided to let you guys in on my life to give you more understanding as to who's behind my blog.
Past weekend @ army training. Excuse the dirty mirror.


Life
For starters, I've started my classes to become a licensed esthetician! Estheticians or Aestheticians are licensed professionals who are experts in maintaining and improving healthy skin. We're talking makeup artistry, facials, upper arm and facial massages, body/face waxing and brow/lash tinting.

I'm definitely not a morning person so the fact that I wake up at 7:45am, is not appealing to me. I'm guaranteed to be extremely tired once I get back home. The bad part is that I haven't even found another job yet. I need another job of course to pay for gas and lunch for school everyday. The rest of my bills, my army check takes care of. It's just now that I'm in school I need more money. The good side to all of this, my school will only last for 6 months :)



I also need to hit the gym hard like everyday because I've got a physical training test to pass next month. It's just I'm really stressed right now(for the first time) and I can't imagine adding another job to all of this. I'm also in a slight long distance relationship and we have conflicting schedules so I'm concerned about us spending enough time together. Before I started school, I could spend whatever days I wanted with her for as long as I wanted. I know I can make it through for just 6 months, it's just going to take hard work..and hard work is my middle name.

Blog Wise
I don't want to be one of those "too busy to blog" bloggers. I love my blog and love writing posts. This is my getaway but at the same time I don't want to feel obligated to post a certain amount of posts a month or at a certain time because then I'll get stressed. I pretty much have the rest of the month's posts planned or already wrote out. Scheduling is truly my best friend. Despite all of this, my blog is thriving..and that is motivation :)

I'll probably do one of these posts once a month just to keep you updated. Next time I'll include class pictures and more info on what I'm learning. I really love learning and I love what I'm learning. I'm already doing hands on, like waxing. I hope you enjoyed reading this and thank you..if you actually made it through my rambling.


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