Sep 30, 2012

The Wicked One

One of my on going childhood dream was to play a villain in a movie. I honestly think this was because I grow up in a time where there were great female villians like Ursula from The Little Mermaid, Michelle Pfeiffer as Cat Woman, Cruella Deville, Annie Wilkes played by Kathy Bates, and let us not forget Mama Fratelli from the Goonies. Oh yes those were the memorable characters. Besides Storm from X-men, I cant think of many hero characters that I was infatuated with at all. What does that say about me? IM A BAD ASS OF COURSE!!! So in this photo shot i was going for a villain look that was dark and sexy. I started with the hair. This hair is very SideShow Bob from the Simpsons(not exactly a female villain but close since I always thought he was gay). I perm rodded a chunky twist out on my natural hair and unraveled the twists and voila! a witchy Medusa like coif. For the skin i used CK one foundation in 300 Sand in the middle of the face and 500 Tan on the outer perimeter. As a contour, I use a Tarte's Bronzing Leg Stick in Glam Gams. It is a bronzer but it have a creepy green tone to it that remind me of sewage or smog. This gave my face definition and that green witchy tint. No blush. Who needs a rosy glow when youre evil? For the eye, I use the Naturaleyes Eye Shadow Palette from Stila use the color Ebony , Luster, and Sunset to create a winged out smokey eye. I also added a little bit of NYX Roll On Shimmer in Platinum to the inner corner of my eye to add a devious sparkle. I finished the eyes off by minimally define my bleached brows with CK One Foxy Redhead brow liner. I cover my lips with Napoleon's The One Concealer followed by Ruby Kisses's Ginger Glaze Super Gloss which creates a subtle nude lip but with sneakily enticing shine. This look says "You might as well kiss me now before you turn to stone" and I love it. I hope you do too.

Jun 25, 2012

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May 24, 2012

Donna Summer Inspired Look

So upon learning about Donna Summer's death, I just knew that I had to do a photo inspired by her. So I ran to my closet in hopes to find something that looked like it would have came from the Queen of the Disco's era. To no avail, I could not find anything. Then all of a sudden , when I waas about to just give up. I saw this shiny Oscar de la Renta blazer. It just seem like the perfect fit. I threw it on over a lovely very sexy Victoria secret push up, slapped on some big hair and on to the face. On my eyes I used the Stila natural eyes palette. I bought this palette when I went to Sephora to get the Urban Decay Naked palette but of course they were sold out. This was great alternative. I liner my eyes with Sephora liquid liner and Nyx eye pencil in White. On my cheeks are two product i love: NARS's Super Orgasm and Milani's Baked bronzer in Glow. They lips i wante dto be bold but soft. I paired two beautiful lip colors: Revlon's Matte Lipstick in Story Pink with a layer of MAC's Sheen Supreme lip color in Gotta Dash(this is my new staple color) I hope you love this looks as much as i did making it happen RIP Donna Summer.

Dec 6, 2011

OOTD: Primary Colors

So the time have finally come: Diamond Stylz has done a fashion-based video. *cues victory horns*. It not that I never wanted to do one it just that I never felt secure enough about doing it. I go through my moods of body consciousness and just not feeling fashionable. Lately I have been doing some shopping and thirfting and it has inspire some fashion videos. I hope you enjoy…:) I have a few more OOTD to come. I am gonna spread them out and do one every two weeks or so. i don't wanna get burnt out and bored with them. So here is the video of the OOTD all for around 100 bucks.

In This Video:
Dress $54 from ASOS (online)

Blue Heels $19 from Target (online)

Earring on the Heels $3 from Shasa (Houston Galleria Mall)
Earrings on ears $6 from Trendmall ( Houston, Tx)
Belt from A'gaci (it came on a jacket that cost $12)

Lip color MAC in Brave Red $15 from MAC Store (Houston Galleria)

Oct 17, 2011

18 months of Natural Hair

Going Natural has change many thing in my life. How i view my beauty and how i view my possibility. I was so scared to cut all my hair off from fear of looking like a boy but actually the short hair toned me down and seem to assist in making me more passable. There was no hair to hide behind just face, body, and personality. Apparently that is all i needed. My texture surprised me. i didn't know my hair was this curl. When I was younger i would just pick my afro out and go. I never tried to define the curls with any technique. No that I have learn some things from watching ladies on youtube. My hair has just shine through and become brand new to me. The only negative is the sexiness. I don't feel sexy when Im in those intimate moments with my guy friend. Actually now that it has grow out, he open up to me and said that i hurt his heart when I cut my hair…lol. At first he just told me it look nice and he liked it. This was over text message so I really couldn't see his mannerisms. I assume he was telling the truth but no, he was just being nice. Im so glad though because I think that would have devastated me to find out so early in my transition. I really care about his opinion. No, not because I don't stand by my decision or some low self esteem, but simply because this is someone I have sex with and enjoy him on intimate level. I want him to be attracted to me. The positive feedback from him, my bestie, and my mother( well her was KINDA positive…lol) help me get comfortable with it quicker then I already was. As time goes I think it is getting sexier and sexier for me. That come with length I guess. Well until next time. Thanks for reading. Here is my video about my experience

Aug 17, 2011

Wig Review: Sporty Zury SC-MOCA FS4/27

Wig Info
Cap Sporty Plus
Zury SC-MOCA FS4/27
$23 but ate my local hood beauty supply

This is a beautiful bouncy big curly wig... Love it. Inexpensive but still looks nice.

Aug 7, 2011

Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate Intense Exfoliating Treatment Review

For me and my transition from a tomboyish teen to a ultra femme woman, great skin is a staple part of my success. There is nothing like the ability as a transgender woman to wake up and walk out the house with no make up on and still be seen and addressed as the woman you are. Two essential things in my life help me to achieve that ability: laser hair removal/ electrolysis and an effective skin care regiment. I discuss my full skin care regiment here. Although It work for me, I am always tweaking it to make it even better. From years of shaving in my early transition, I had some discoloration from ingrown hair bumps that left the right side of my face(slightly above the jawline and slight below). In that area is some scars and some redness. The area is small so must people don't notice, but because it is MY face I notice. Al though electrolysis, stop the area from getting worst, there was still a little bit of scarring. I was looking for something that would exfoliate and reduce the appearance of the area. One of the product that I tried and love is Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate Intense Exfoliating Treatment. This product is absolutely wonderful. This is not your typical over-the-counter treatment. This is a spa in tube. The difference is immediately apparent from the smell to the feel. The granules are small so it exfoliates softly without that harsh rocky feeling that some scrubs give. When I first put it on my wet face, I feel a tingling sensation. I love to too feel a tingle. That tingle lets me know that something is working. The tingle is from the papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin enzymes in the product. While the granules physically scrub the dead skin cell off your face, the enzymes do that chemically leaving your skin less dull and vibrant. Once I rinsed my face after letting the treatment sit for a 3 minutes. The directions say leave on for 30 second but I got to yapping with a girlfriend on the phone and you know how that goes…lol. After patting dry, there was some slight redness immediately after that lasted for maybe 10 minutes. After that 10 minute though, the redness went away and beautiful glowing skin immersed. That discoloration was less noticeable even after one treatment. So I give this product 5 out of 5 stars. I love when a product does what its says it will do and totally exceeds my expectations. That is exactly hat Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate did for me. It is a little pricey but well worth it. I totally recommend you try it in a smaller size. Once you love it which im sure you will, buy the bigger size