Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Black Opal Beauty Review

Good morning Ladies, Today's post will be a review on "Black Opal Beauty Cosmetics" I know many of you might already know about this amazing company since they have been around for a really long time. Black Opal Beauty is a company who designed a line of makeup specially designed to address the beauty concerns of women of color. To be quite honest ""Black Opal Beauty" was one of the first companies I noticed when first getting involved in the makeup industry to have such a variety of colors for woman of color. I am puerto rican and have a tan/beige tone to my skin so I was very happy because a lot of the other makeup brands didn't really carry too many options in color for a really long time. Black Opal Beauty" has been around since 1997 when they launched at chain drugstores and mass merchandisers throughout the US. You can find "Black Opal Beauty" at your local Duane Reade store or any other drugstore in your area or you can just shop on their website "Click Here" Did you know that "Black Opal Beauty" also carries a men's shaving line? They do..They have an anti-bump treatment, anti-bump cleanser as well as an anti-bump-gel. How great is that? I was so fortunate to have been sent a few things from "Black Opal Beauty" to try out and review for you ladies. With the skin tone I have I would fall in the tan range which will be the lightest color in the whole collection, being that I have normal/oily skin I was really surprised that the cream to powder foundation worked wonders for my T-zone..which always gets a little shiny through out the day but with the cream to powder foundation and just a little bit of the oil absorbing pressed powder I had shine control longer then any other foundation remedy ever used which I love a lot. The Mascara has to be a heaven sent and is now my favorite mascara because the wand is so fine and such a perfect size that it grabs all of my lashes and makes them look so long and glamorous..(Have to love that too lol). The only con I have is the concealer but technically is really isn't con here is why..I love my concealer to be a little lighter then my foundation so it can give me more of an awake look so this concealer I used was too much of a perfect match to my skin tone but the concealer was AMAZING to use on acne scars and dark spots I had on my face, I only applied a little onto the area then blended and added my powder and "Poof" even skin and a flawless finish. I really enjoy this line because it offers so many options to us women who do have color. Right now "Black Opal Beauty" is having a contest for the new movie "Sparkle" for a chance to win a "A Sparkle Spa and Screening Party" for you and 10 of your friends if you would like to enter please go here Have a wonderful day ladies..Tons and Tons of Moon Love

Saturday, July 14, 2012

This post will not be beauty related but more of a vent & whats on my mind post. So many things have happened lately that to be honest with you I have no idea how to approach my next step. I guess I will start here..On June 11th 2012 I attended the Lia Schorr Institute to obtain my certificate and most important more knowledge in makeup, I learned so many wonderful things and after completing my 50 hours I received my certificate and I could not have been prouder of myself. Little by little I have been experiencing the common feelings towards friendships and people in my life. I am on of those woman who can appreciate a good friend, I am also a woman who IS a very good friend to others and to tell you the truth I am just so fed up with all the DRAMA these people have brought into my life..its just plain shadiness and I am now in a point of my life where somethings are slowly falling into place and I have no need for this negativity to be apart of my life any longer. Have you ever just felt like you didn't care anymore? That maybe its about that time to be selfish and think what is going to be best for you? I have been feeling like that lately. The only thing that really makes me smile is when I am filming a makeup tutorial for my Youtube channel. Now I must admit lately I have been slacking in the uploading dept. but due to connection issues and it has nothing to do with love lost. I promised myself that if I want to be where I want to be I have to make more of an effort in making things happen. I want to film and upload more, I want to take my channel more seriously and give it all of my attention. Youtube has been that something special when I had no hope in the world it was there to teach me and pick me up from where ever my mind was wandering to that day. I owe it to myself to give it all I got. I know I can do it. I just wanted to share this little entry with you and let you know what was on my mind today. When there is something in our lives that bring us joy and can make us smile its important that we treat that something right. I hope that if any of you ever feel the way I feel sometimes you can go to that "Something" and embrace that this is what makes you happy and in reality nothing else so petty should matter. Hope everyone enjoy's their weekend..May it be a fun and safe one. ~Moon Love