Monday, December 30, 2013

NYE Nails

I want to bring in the New Year with bold and festive nails, and chose this bright red glitter nail polish, the picture does not give this polish justice (sorry not sure of the brand of the polish)...
I hope everyone have a safe and fun NYE... I am looking forward to what 2014 has in store for me, I am so ready for a fresh year and to embark on new ventures...stay tune for more and consistent blog post! Thank you all who have been following and making sweet comments on my blog....
Happy New Years!!!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Nivea Lip Care

I enjoy discovering and trying out lip moisturizers and as of late I have been a huge fan of the Nivea lip butters and soothing lip care sticks. Not only are they extremely moisturizing the scents are deliciously sweet without being too overwhelming.
I have the Caramel Cream Kiss Lip Butter and the Milk & Honey soothing lip care stick. I must admit I make any excuse to reapply the moisturizers just to feel the formula on my lips lol. I feel like I am cheating on my holy grail, the EOS lip balm, but I just can’t get enough.
I am surprise it has taken me this long to discover the Nivea lip care line; they are so hydrating especially now when the temperature being extremely cold and dry. I look forward to trying out the other lip moisturizers by Nivea!
The lip care line will perfect stocking stuffers, just in time for winter!

I like to carry the Nivea Milk & Honey Soothing Lip care stick in my purse

I keep the Nivea Caramel Cream Kiss Lip Butter on my night stand, right before I go to bed I apply the butter onto my lips so I can stay hydrated all night!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Beanie Galore!!!


One of the things that I love in the winter is layering, especially winter accessories! I purchased a few beanies from the army and navy store to jump start my winter wardrobe, I think I need more lol!

Paws & Claws: Essie Encrusted Treasures Collection

I am in love with Essie's new "Encrusted Treasures" Collection... The color story is so perfect for the holiday season and winter months; from the metallic shades to the glittery textures! I feel like I dipped my nails into a bowl of jewels; the lacquers really do mimic  encrusted jewels...
The collection includes five luxury colors; I only have two out of the collection "Silver Platter" and "Lots of Lux" (shown above)...I think I may have to go back to my local Rite Aide and grab the other three lol!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Haul: Nail Polish

Hey Jelly Beans!!! It's that time of year of all things festive...I snag a few fun nail lacquers from my local Rite Aide that are suitable for this holiday season...I think I went a little glitter overboard, but that is one of the things I love about this time of year, the more the merrier lol!!!
L to R
Hidden Gems
Sexy in Sequins
Too Dimensional?

L to R
On A Silver Platter
Lots of Lux

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Neutrogena Body Oil

Neutrogena Light Sesame Formula Body Oil is my new found love... When I was a teen this was my go to body oil, especially for the summer days...This body oil has such a soft and pretty fragrance that no perfume is needed...I like to apply the oil onto my skin after a relaxing shower or bath and sometimes mix with my body lotion to make it more emollient...The formula  moisturizes the skin without being too heavy or greasy... The Sesame oil absorbs into the skin quickly, which is perfect for one who is on the go and don't want any residuals to transfer onto clothing...I highly reccommend The Neutrogena Sesame Oil for all skin types and for one who is in the market for a moisturizer that is light and effective!!!
until next time!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

May & June Faves!!!

Ahoy Mates!!! It's that time again to share with you all the goodies I have been loving...Since I did not do a May Faves post, I decided to combine both May and June Faves!
click below for details!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Maybelline Vivids

The other day while in Rite Aide I purchased two Maybelline Colour Sensational lipsticks from the Vivids Collection... I saw tons of great reviews on these bright lippies and I had to jump on the bandwagon...This was my first Maybelline lipstick purchase and will not be the last...Not only are the lipsticks bold and bright, they are very emollient with a nice sheen... My Aunt tried on the colors with a light hand and they look just as pretty if one wants a sheer color pay off, but for someone like me that can appreciate a bold lip, these lipsticks are very buildable…I love bright lipsticks for summer and the Vivids lipsticks are right on time as the temperature rises!!!
click below for swatches!!!

Marc Jacobs Beauty

Come August 9th Designer Marc Jacobs will be collaborating with our favorite beauty retailer Sephora with a beauty line, price points start at $24, can't wait!!!
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Great Gatsby Makeup Look


A while ago I had did a makeup look inspired by the film "The Great Gatsby" when it first came out...If any of you follow me on instagram you might had seen a few pixs of the look I created...Even though it was a while ago I wanted to share some pictures with you all...Not only did I use the film as a reference, but I also looked at images from women of that era and brush up on my fashion history on how Women styled their hair and the trends on beauty.
Click Below for more!!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Face Of The Day...

Now that the temperatures are rising my makeup routine has been pretty simple...I am very light handed with foundation, especially since I am tanned now I really don't need much coverange...Also I like to use highlighters and or bronzers on my skin to achieve a dewy healthy glow...Plus I have been real big on bold bright lips; I will do a post on some of my favorite bright lippies for summer... Below is details on my everyday makeup!!!

L'Oreal True Match Liquid and Powder Foundation in Cocoa
Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Black
MAC Cosmetics MSF Blush in Gleeful
MAC Cosmetics Shape The Future Extra Dimension Skinfinish
MAC Cosmetics lipstick in Syrup

Hoilday In The Sun

Happy June Everyone!!!! It's been over a week now since I've been back from hoilday (the reason I have been missing in action)...I was in Jamaica!!! I stayed in Montego Bay and visited popular attractions in Negril and Ocho Rios, such as Rick's Cafe and Dunns River Falls and so on...I was joined by family and friends, including Candice from "Pretty Girls Cook"...I had a blast, I did not want to come home; the natives were so welcoming and friendly...Here are a few pixs from my vacation!
click below...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fave Looks From Cannes 2013

Fan Bingbing in Elie Saab

Zhang Yuqi in Ulyana Sergeenko Couture

Cherly Cole in Zuhair Murad

Sonam Kapoor in Dolce & Gabbana

Zhang Ziyi in Carolina Herrera

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MAC Haul

I manage to get my fingers on MAC's Extra Dimension Skinfinish powder in "Shape The Future"...When this collection first came out, I did not pay the collection any mind (boy was I wrong), but when I saw reviews and swatches on the MSF powders I nearly fainted (lol)...There were three powders from the Extra Dimension Collection; I was tempted to have all three, but decided to select "Shape The Future"....Shape the Future is a "pastel pink with iridescence/soft brick with a light shimmer"...My friend Candice from "PrettyGirlsCook" was able to find these lovely powders for us (thanks again!)...Did any of you manage to buy any of the MSF powders or other products from the Extra Dimension collection?!

Shape the Future


ME: danniedukes
Candice: PrettyGirlsCook

Fave Looks @ The Met Ball 2013

Philip Treacy Headpiece and Giles Deacon Dress

Micheal Kors


Monique Lhuillier

Friday, May 3, 2013

April Faves!!!

I feel Iike I just posted my March Faves yesterday, whewwww time is flying...For the month of April there were a few products that I gravitated to everyday...Click below for more deets ;)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Makeup Tutorial: Mint & Lavender


Hey Guys, I am back with another Makeup Tutorial! I was inspired my MAC Cosmetics lust worthy lipstick “Lavender Whip”… This pastel color evokes spring and romance to me, so I did a soft smoky eye using mint green and purples…Click below on how to get this look!!!