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Style Icon: Kelis

I think one of the most underrated fashionistas in this world is Kelis.  Kelis is to me is all the crazy absurb shit ppl love about GaGa, Erykah Badu, Rihanna, and Bjork, wrapped into one package with an urban spin. I love how playful she is with color from her makeup to her outfits she is always making a statement.

Do you like Kelis’s fashion or do you think your milkshake is better then hers?

#30daysoflippy sugar plum fairy

Todays challenge is wear something matte. But first a long ass story! So I have a love affair with Mac’s lipstick in rebel. It was a staple for me last winter and I even love it in summer. Back in December I took Rebel with me to Las Vegas on a business trip. I dropped it on a fancy ceramic floor with the cap off but the lipstick turned down. Well the fall was pretty hard and the lipstick came flying out the tube anyway. Ive since depotted the lil bit i could save from the tragedy buy don’t wear it as much because of the inconvenience. Enter this lipstick from wet n wild 908c sugar plum fairy VERY similar to rebel for way less!

Lipstick featured: wet n wild 908c sugar plum fairy

Other Products used:
Ruby kisses magic primer
Mac e/s in rice paper & omega
Ruby kisses never smudge liquid liner in navy
Mac false lashes extreme mascara
Eve pearl salmon concealer in light
Givenchy prism again blush in charming violet
Mac magically cool liquid powder in truth & light
Mac magenta lip liner
Coty airspun face powder in muted beige ( to set lipstick and make more matte)


Day 2: Edgy Look

Ok so I admit this isnt as edgy as I could take this look but hey I have to go to work people! (Vicki Gunvilson moment!)  So whenever I hear the word edgy i think winged eyeliner.  Whenever I think winged liner I cry a little inside.  I am HORRIBLE at winging my liner. I try every trick there is but at the end of the day it always ends up a mess.  Anywho today I just fought through it and did this super fun Duo colored winged liner.  Basically i started by creating the wing in black and then going in with my bright color and meeting the black in the sorta middle.  I got 3 compliments today on it so go ahead in try it!  I have to say for the purple I used the Eye Kandy liquid sugar with a loose Glamour doll eyes shadow and OMG it is amazing!  Although intended for glitter the Liquid Sugar is an amazing mixing medium for any loose pigments you may have.  This GDE eyesahdow happens to be crazy gorgeous as well so that didnt hurt this look either =)

Products used:

Revlon colorstay concealer in light/medium as an eyeshadow primer

generic  pigment stack in Las Vegas used a lighter pink color with a gold duochrome

Smashbox shickwave palette -Used the lighter brown in the crease as a buddy color and the lightest shade to highlight

Dior mascara primer

Cargo triple fusion mascara in black

Mac Black track fluidline

GDE eyeshadow in Glam Girl

Maybelline mineral power concealer in sand

Mac dirty plum blush

PF Happy booster blush

Nars Lipgloss in Boogie Nights

FTC: The eye kandy liquid sugar was given to me free of charge at a blogger event. And the Cargo mascara was part of a kit sent to me by P.R.for review purposes All other products mentioned I purchased myself and all opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own. I was not compensated to feature any products mentioned

#fotd kaleidoscope

Mac coral crepe paint pot
Mattese elite stardust in kaleidoscope
Big girl cosmetics eye basics palette darkest brown and darker highlight color
Loreal voluminous natural mascara in brown
La splash liquid eyeliner in shipwreck copper
Christian Siriano for vs makeup kajal eyeliner in eclipse
Milani hd concealer in 02 medium
Milani sunset duo in 01sunset city (just the bronzer)
Nars albatross/torrid duo both shades
Mac fulfilled plushglass

Myspace Vault: Sick N Tired of Being Sick N Tired

 A million light years ago I use to have a myspace account (or my____ as they recently re-branded themselves.) At one point I was very active in posting Myspace blogs. I have decided to repost some of them here

Since I am currently sick I thought this post would be a great one to repost today

Originally Posted: September 17, 2007

Well as some of you may know iwas sick this weekend. Nothing serious just your run of the mill weather changing cold ish. Saturday was pretty brutal. I had felt like i was going to get sick and i knew by friday it was inevitably going down. I felt sluggish and blah at work. Than saturday came the snot and headaches and random coughing. Sunday was a little better it was mostly the eyes watering uncontrolably. So it’s monday and im not 100% but i am back at work. We shall see how the rest of the day pans out. Special thanks to the following that ade my sick time a lil bit better: Liptons green tea, yes thai chicken wonton soup, cambells chicken soup, puffs plus lotion tissue, tropicana lemonade, h20, special cameo bby gatorade as well. Dina for letting me stay on the couch and making me tea heart you mommy, mad props to cable television as well as stolen internet connections and my enV. Super shout outs Jean and Teddy for keeping me company alllllllllll weekend long. Jean the lemonade sooo worked and Teddy! thanks for giving me the best laugh of my life that stopped my sinuses for a good minute. (Im still laughing today) Heart you guys. And now for the real reason i posted this blog. for anyone who ever thought i was cute or photogenic even for a split second here are some pictures of me sick over the weekend. Yes i showered only to get into the same green hoodie all weekend long. Hey it’s my sick sweater!

  This was friday at work.


Saturday not as cute


Green tea makes the world go round




should have left the sick hoodie on!

sick n sexy…(s)NOT!!!!

p.s. So right now you’re like who the fuck gets sick and has a photoshoot. Well me of course!

So cut to today 1/28/11 I am sick here is a pic of me right now

sick sweater in full force and looking grosser than ever

#fotd I’m a Veronica Sawyer

Mac paintpot in painterly
Mac eyeshadow in paradisco
Big girl cosmetics style basics palette 2nd lightest brown shade
Garnier anti dark circle concealer
Sally hansen fastfix concealer in medium
Maybelline mastershape eyebrow pencil in dark brown
Benefit hoola bronzer
Loreal true match blush in
Chanel rouge coco shine lipstick in liberte
Mac viva glam gaga lipglass

#fotd killer smile

Mac fresco rose paint pot
Glamour doll eyes dazzle me e/s
Mac omega e/s
Mac falsies mascara
Maybelline master shape eyebrow pencil in brown
Maybelline fitme concealer 25medium
Mehron celebre hd foundation in medium me2
Nars casino bronzer
Nars sin blush
Ulta eyeliner in raisin (used as lipliner)
Lancome red stiletto lipstick
Mac faultlessly f/w lipstick

MtV is one year older than me and we are both LEOs so we grew up together in a lot of ways.  I have been watching MTV since a very young age.  Technically we weren’t allowed to watch it but we had two t.v.s and I had a quick trigger finger on the remote.  Even though I feel some of the things i use to love about the channel are fading (or perhaps I’ve just outgrown the demographic)  I still feel very connected to MTV and watch it all the time.  Here are a few of my favorite MTV Things

1. N’sync on MTV Live/ The Carson Daley TRL era. (Hi I’m Vanessa from Chicago, IL…”

I’m combining these two because they actually go hand in hand.  Before TRL was what it was it started as MTV live. I had become a lil psycho Nsync fan after watching their Disney special and heard somewhere (probably an AOL chat room lol) that Nsync would be on MTV Live.  I tuned in and loved the performance.  I also fell for Carson Daley the  like-able albeit sometimes a condescending jerk in a cute way host of the show.  Whenever Nsync was on the show Carson and the guys always had a really good vibe together and it made the show fun to watch.  Aside my love for Nsync I did have an obsession with TRL I loved the energy of the show and the idea that it was dictated by the viewers. Great MTV moments happened on that show from Mariah Carey’s nervous breakdown strip tease, to Diddy always showing up, To Carson’s awkward Tara Reid & Jenifer love Hewitt post breakup tension.  I wanted nothing more to be on TRL one day . So much in face I would practice in the mirror what my shout out would be if I ever made it to the show (“Hi I’m Vanessa from Chicago and I requested N sync’s your all I ever wanted because they are all I ever wanted and more woooooooo!”) I ended up actually going to TRL after the Carson era when Kudos and Damien hosted it.  I sat in the studio (which FYI is so small in person) and although Carson wasn’t there it was still pretty awesome!

2. Real World Season 1: New York (Race +Power = Racism)

Despite being way to young to watch this I actually was lucky enough (and sneaky enough) to catch RW season 1 during it’s first run.  This may sound dramatic to most ppl about a reality show but I actually consider myself really lucky to have seen this show premiere.  No one gives Real World credit for being the first reality show.  Although now reality tv (new real world seasons included) are all pretty trashy and vapid, the original real world was anything but.  You all have heard this before but this season of the real world did truly have a completely different feel to all other real worlds.  The story lines where interesting and you actually did see these peoples lives and opinions change.  The show has completely lost any magic or depth these days. It has totally become a frat/sorority/brothel/WWF house party but I’ll never forget how in the early 90’s 7 strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.

3. Daria (You’re standing on my neck..)

It’s hard for me to even express how much I love Daria because it almost feels like I’m just writing about why I love Myself. I know I know every slightly awkward girl with an ounce of wit and a few inches of prescription lenses on her face will tell you she IS Daria but I think that only proves me point of why this show was so awesome.  For anyone suffering from My so called life withdrawal Daria was the perfect cure. I think I speak for all of us who never tried to fit in but never tried to stand out, who had a lil too much sarcasm for a high schooler, and who just wanted that guy who was no good for us to want us back when I say Daria was a fantastic show.


Asking me to pick a favorite episode of true life is like asking a mother to pick a favorite child. Sure there is the obvious choice (True life I’m getting married) but what about the loving younger child who craves your attention (True life I’m jealous).  Then there are all the middle kids ya know the awkward one (True Life I have a Phobia), the embarrassing one (True life I love my Dog), the troubled one(True Life I have an eating disorder), and of course the one that breaks your heart (True Life I’m supporting my family) True life is one of the few MTV shows that hasnt gone downhill over the years.  Many series on MTV now are meer reflections of true life episodes of the past. Trust me there would be no Jersey shore without True Life I have a summer share. I’m just waiting for True Life I’m addicted to makeup (its only a matter of time) 

5.  Teen Mom (I swear to god Gary!)

No this is not a joke. Teen Mom is seriously one of my favorite shows on MTV.  I’m more fascinated that people like this exist in the world.  Now MTV has gone through a lot of scrutiny for this show.  A lot of people feel this show glamorizes teen pregnancy.  Now I am 29 years old and this show scares me to the core about having an unplanned child birth that I cant imagine anyone watching this and thinking it would be good idea.  I actually commend MTV for showing teenagers how hard having a baby really is. Even the spoiled rich girls on the shows have pretty horrible lives.  Ppl also get upset that MTV pays these girls to be on the show.  I think it would be smarter if MTV offered to pay them through some protected fund under the babies name. This would probably decrease the amount of new cars and boobs these girls seem to buy. At the end of the day MTV is really a network for teens and early 20 year old and these types of things really happen in their lives.  The real villains if any are the tabloids who bring extra attention to these girls and offer them additional deals and cover stories and also the assholes like myself who talk crap about the show on twitter ever week. 

There are so many other moments I wish I could write about individually Mya giving Carson Daley a lap dance, Come on be my baby tonight, Jared Leto wearing shiteous yellow and red shiny shirt being interviewed by Kennedy and eating french fries, and of course I don’t wrestle…I beat bitches up. ugh seriously the list goes on and on like ODB proclaiming he plans to do nothing for the community i mean classic stuff here ppl!  Before i go into another ramble of MTV moments All I can say is Happy Birthday MTV… fuck we’re getting old.