So, I'm sitting here at home. I've actually been siting here since last week. "Why", you ask? I was laid off from my job. Laid off from a job, that I wasn't too happy with. So why then do I feel angry about it? Not angry because I don't have that job, but angry because I don't have A job. A few months ago, I was praising God because my supervisor who worked at the organization for 32 years was laid off. I thanked him because it could have easily been me. But here I sit in the same position. But shouldn't I still be praising God because he has something better in store for me. Shouldn't I be praising God because he knows what's best? Today I sat here, watched Joel Osteen and cried trying to figure out my next steps, my goals and my talents. I tuned into Youtube and found this video that had me more in tears. I know I have a purpose and have been praying about my purpose for years. I have so many talents, but a m trying to figure them out and trying to use them to the Glory of God. I know part of my purpose is to help people is some way. The mission of BrownFace is to Beautify, Educate and Entertain. Three of my biggest passions in life. Maybe me being laid off is his big REVEAL to me. This video is helping me get thru today and I pray it will help you. Please keep me in your prayers. Enjoy...
October 17, 2008
Master Your 'V'
Make-up is one of my passions and it can be a little tricky when you don't know what you're doing. I have been trying to master applying eyeshadow to my outer 'V' (corner of the eye) for a minute now. Hopefully one day I'll get it!! Here is one of my favorite tutorials on working the eye. Watch this BrownFace work the eye skillz.
October 15, 2008
Few individuals have been as personally involved in the fight against breast cancer as Evelyn Lauder. In 1993, after co-creating the iconic pink ribbon as a symbol of the battle for the cure, she founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to fund research and prevention of the disease. Her passion for the fight against breast cancer extends to her yearly Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection, and this year's most to-die-for offering is the Evelyn Lauder Lip Color Collection (1) ($22). This convenient lip color set comes in a pink zippered travel case and includes two Pure Color Long Lasting Lipsticks in Bali Rose and Candy shades, and one Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Rich Berry. Estée Lauder will donate $500,000 through sales of the Pink Ribbon Collection to the BCRF. Beauty guru Bobbi Brown is getting in on the act with a fantastic lip duo, the Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection (2) ($29.50). C.O. Bigelow has partnered with Marisa Acocella Marchetto, the famous illustrator, writer, and breast cancer survivor, to create their special Cancer Vixen line of products. The kit contains Lemon Cream Body Wash and Lemon Body Cream, Mentha Foot Tingling Foot Cream, Dr. Hiosous Quince Hand Lotion, and Mentha Lip Tint in Pink Minte—all Bigelow favorites. Sales from the Cancer Vixen line will go towards a $250,000 donation to the BCRF, so grab these limited-edition products while you still can.(3) ($40). Achieve a perfect pout while helping Bobbi raise $35,000 for the BCRF with this limited-edition set, which includes her Tulle Lip Color and Pink Glitter Lip Gloss and comes in a commemorative pink box. Also helping out with the cause is cosmetics line DuWop, which is supporting the Cosmetic Executive Women Cancer and Careers Foundation with 20 percent of the proceeds from their sale of the DuWop Pink Shimmer Brick (4) ($18), which comes packaged in a commemorative sleeve adorned with the names of women who have struggled with breast cancer. Another crave-worthy collectible that’s flying off the shelves is the Bigelow Limited Edition Cancer Vixen KitOctober 12, 2008
So since they never 'technically' said that Girlfriends was cancelled (and I'm very much assuming it is), my new brown friendly show is The Game. The first season was cute, the second season was spicy and this third season is proving to be a very emotional one. Since I moved to Philly, I've been dvr'ing all my favorite shows. Tonight, I finally got a chance to view the second episode of the season. I thought with all the drama going on this season it would prove to be too much, but I am so drawn to all the stories. First off, I'm surprised that Kelly is sticking to her guns and going thru with the divorce? Jason was very annoying in the first seasons and I needed her to stand up to him, but I didn't think it would come to this? I'm actually starting to feel bad for him. After the first episode aired, weren't we all feeling Mel's pain (trying to save face as a strong and understanding girlfriend), but dying inside. It was so real. I'm hoping, praying, that this baby is not his, because as much as I hate to admit it (due to his cheating ways), I love them together. Okay, I'm sure we've all had grilfriends like Dionne (Mel's enemy turned friend and roommate), but would you have forgiven her so easily? Eventhough you weren't feeling your ex? I dunno...there were still some boundaries crossed? What's up with Tasha and Rick Fox's character? Why haven't we seen him yet? What's up with Tasha and Malik? Why is he so angry? Is it because deep down inside he knows momma is right about his mistake of a marriage to Robin Givens' character). Let me know your thoughts. Is it too much or too close to home? Check out The Game on it's new day and time.October 8, 2008
QVC Wants Us to Shop For A Cause
What better way to enjoy fashion and shopping, than by pairing it with a great cause. QVC has teamed up with the Fashionable Footwear Charitable Foundation to bring us "FFANY Shoes on Sale". The event will be televised on October 15 from 7-10pm on QVC (check you local listings). Shoes and boots will be half off the suggested retail price. We really need to do all we can to kick this disease to the curb. In the past month alone, I found out that it has struck the mother's of two of my friends. All net proceeds of this event will go to breast cancer research. Let's SHOP for a cure! Check out QVC for more information.October 1, 2008
Hello BrownFace Beauties and Beaus!! I know I have been away for a minute, but God has been blessing me so much in the last month. My husband and I just purchased our first home and I have had no time to even breathe. WE've not only purhcased a new home, but it's a new state...PENNSYLVANIA! Look, who can afford a tiny box in New York these days?? So needless to say, September was a bust for me in regards to all things BrownFace. Anywho, I'm baaaaack, so let's get down to business!
MAC CremeSheen, Suite Array and Pearlglide Eyeliners
You gys should have seen this one coming, as much as I love MAC!! This year they have really been pumping out the collections. Here is a little info about their latest products:
"Check-in to the double-delight luxury of our new Eye Shadow Suite. Eight shadow duos in unexpectedly fresh and frivolous colours paired with one of our new Pearlglide Eye Liners will provide you with all the accoutrements of day and night bedroom eyes..."
"Watch out...This new lip colour speaks softly but says something shocking! Discover the finish that makes Cremesheen such hot gossip. With its smooth, creamy texture and 14 eloquent colours to choose from, the difference will speak for itself."
Okay, so I'm not raving about these new collections. The lipsticks are not what I expected and the eyeshadows are too glittery for someone 28yrs and above and don't have that much color payoff. But not to fret! MAC has been killing it with numerous collections dropping month after month. This is the first that I've seen so many from them. There are even more coming in the next couple of months in 2008. If you still want to check out, please be my guest and let me know what you think about it. Visit www.maccosmetics.com for more info.
The Artist Summit
Sponsored by The Powder Group
The Artist Summit is two day artist program for the professional makeup artist and those who share their passion for the art of makeup. The program consists of two days of artist events including seminars, hands-on workshops, panel forums and The Summit Shop - a retail environment at the event. An opening event on the evening of the first day of the Summit will also be a part of the program. Over the two days of the event attendees will have access to over 70 seminars and forums and 16 hands-on workshops.
THE SUMMIT SHOP
The Summit Shop is a retail environment that will be located within the space of The Artist Summit. The shop is not a “trade show floor”. The environment will be set up with a consistent tabling and draping for all sponsors who are a part of the environment. The space will not be designed to allow for full booth installations, however custom tabletop signage and floor signage is encouraged.
Demonstrations may happen behind counter space or one demo per every 12 feet of counter space on the outside of the counter area.
The Summit Shop will open 30 minutes prior to the first event each day and closing 30 minutes after the last event of each day ends. The general pro-public will be invited to come and experience The Summit Shop without a requirement to participate in the Summit.
*There will be no charge to enter The Summit Shop for attendees or non-attendees of The Summit.
WHEN & WHERE
Program to launch October 12 and 13, 2008 in New York City at Metropolitan Pavilion on the Gallery (4th) and Level (5th) floors.
Los Angeles, Vancouver, Chicago, Toronto and Atlanta are being considered as additional event sites for 2009. International sessions are being considered for Sydney, Berlin and London.
Visit The Powder Group for more info