Must Have Makeup Maybelline FITme! Matte Good Price, Great Finish

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Maybelline_FitME_Glitter_and_StilettosI have been using Maybelline FITme! from time to time, experimenting with different colors and I enjoy using the product. I am definitely a fan of the liquid foundation but recently got hooked on Japonesque Luminous Foundation which I used during the summer. Since my summer hue is starting to fade a bit, I need something a bit lighter and decided switch back over to Maybelline  FITme! liquid foundation and powder for the new season. One of the toughest challenges for a #browngirl is finding just the right shade of powder with the correct undertones so that the skin does not look too light, too dark, too ashy, or too hot messy.

This time around I picked up the Maybelline FITme! Matte+ Poreless #230 Natural Buff to get my week started. This is a really great powder if you prefer a flat, matte finish. I think a matte finish works great for the fall and there is no harm in warming it up with a little bronzer when necessary. FITme! retails for just around $8 bucks and is a good powder to keep in your stash. I am not too sure about the poreless part of the product because I cannot really see my pores just yet but I do have some fine smile lines and I do not think that this product works very good to mask those so I would definitely not apply this product without using a BB cream or good moisturizer underneath to soften the skin.

The powder does not feel heavy when applied with a brush. I do not use the applicator sponge that is included with it because it goes on much heavier. The product is formulated for normal to oily skin and claims to last for up to 12 hours.

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J.P. Edwards EP “Hearticulate” Now Available on iTunes Ed Sheeran Meets Iron and Wine with a Splash of JT

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Artistry Entertainment Group singer and songwriter J.P. Edwards released his EP “Hearticulate”, now available on iTunes and Amazon. “Hearticulate” is a dynamic blend of pop and folk elements that when combined, introduce a fresh wave of soothing rhythms and lush harmonies. J.P. gives a heartwarming performance as he demonstrates a wide vocal range, captivating listeners on every track.  Get a sneak peek into J.P.s EP release with snippets, now streaming on YouTube.

J.P. Edwards’ latest EP release “Hearticualte” is described as, “a record for the music lover that indulges in well-written lyrics, nostalgic melodies, and appropriate soundscapes to tie the work together”.

While traveling the country with his family throughout his youth, J.P. discovered writing as a method for channeling his emotions while experiencing changing environments. Having spent a great deal of time refining his art, J.P. is known for giving an honest performance. Through his music, J.P. delivers substance, offering insightful lyrics and dealing fondly with matters of the heart. The Texas native is revered for his smooth vocal performance and innovative style. He promotes the the ideas of, “love, light, and hope”. J.P. seeks to be the voice for “those who cannot speak for themselves”. (Edwards, 2015).

In March 2015, J.P. released his single “World Tour”. His newest EP, “Hearticulate” was released on October 16th through Artistry Entertainment Group. Learn more about J.P. Edwards by checking him out at www.artistryentertainmentgroup.com

 

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Happy Veteran’s Day from Glitter & Stilettos Honoring Those Who Serve Every Day

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Happy Veteran’s Day to all of the heroes that have sacrificed with valiant effort to defend and protect the freedoms of our country. Growing up surrounded by the men and women who have dedicated their lives to service is a constant reminder that every day we walk among unsung heroes. Every once in a while, it is nice to know that you are appreciated and that your work is not in vain. Many people fail to realize what it takes to serve, the many things that have to be given up, the simplest of things civilians take for granted. Few can truly understand what it is like to walk in such shoes day after day and even fewer are brave enough to go forth into worlds unknown, leaving behind the comfort of loved ones to embark on adventures that eventually turn into stories of heroism and bravery etched in time. Thank you America’s servicemen and women for all that you do, you are loved and most appreciated.

L.A. Colors Bold Color Lash Mascara Plus Eyeliner Double the Fun

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LA_Colors_Mascara_Glitter_and_StilettosDon’t get me wrong, I am a total makeup fanatic who loves to splurge but let’s keep it real, this girl is definitely on a budget. Launching your own business isn’t cheap and sadly neither is keeping up the high maintenance activities of nail manicures, extensions, and trendy shopping. With my busy schedule, and juggling a handful of wonderful clients, girl, ain’t nobody got time for all that, seriously.

Now, I’m not going to say that coppin’makeup from the Dollar Store is at the top of my to do list but, if they do happen to have some of the good stuff, and they often do, I will snag what I can just to keep up stock. On a recent trip to pick up some art supplies I swung by the cosmetics aisle and was enamored with the collection of nail polish and mascara available. L.A. Colors, I must say has some pretty good polish but I had never tried any of their makeup items. I found a couple double-packs of Bold Lash Mascara and Eyeliner in Jet Black and Ultra Violet that I could not pass up. For about $2 for each pack, the price could not be beat. I figured if the nail polish works decent, the mascara should too. Usually, I do not deviate from my Maybelline XXL but hey, why not live dangerously (hoping I do not get a dreaded pink-eye). In all honesty, these things can happen.

So far I have tried both the Jet Black and Ultra Violet Mascara and coordinating eyeliners, and I am pretty happy with the results. The Mascara went on smooth without irritating my eyes. It did not clump and enhanced my lengthy lashes well. I have worn both Mascara products with and without the liner and I must say without the liner is great for a simple daytime look. The eyeliner, gives a nice edge. I also blended the Jet Black Liner and Ultra Violet Liner to create a contrasting cat-eye which looked pretty cool (look for pics on Instagram).

The products are relatively small, compact and perfect for tossing in your purse for a quick fix or taking on a weekend trip in which you prefer not to lug your entire kit. The pigment in the Jet Black Liner and Mascara is great as well as the pigment on the Ultra Violet Liner. As far as the Ultra Violet Mascara goes, I would like to have seen a brighter hue to make the lashes really pop with that purplelicious goodness but, otherwise not a bad find for 2 bucks.

 

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NYX HD Finishing Powder High Definition Makeup

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Hiding dark circles is a project all by itself. For all the girls out there who have dark circles for one reason or another, know that you are not alone. In an effort to avoid the caked-on appearance of heavy concealers, I decided it might be time to try out a lighter powder. I found the NYX HD Finishing Powder at ULTA and decided to give it a whirl. The price was great so I figured if it didn’t work well, no biggie. The trend seems to be High Definition and translucent which almost seems like a juxtaposition however, I have found some success in using some other defining products in the past such as the Revlon Photo Ready Powder. I opted for the NYX HD Finishing Powder to focus specifically around my under-eye area where my circles tend to be the most pronounced.

The NYX HD Finishing Powder is a light, translucent powder that effectively reduces the appearance of lines and pores on the skin. The powder is available in three shades including: Banana, Mint Green, and Translucent. I selected Banana as my powder of choice and immediately got to work on my dark circles.

The powder really is lightweight but it does have a matte finish. In order for dark circles to appear less noticeable, I have found that there needs to be some illumination happening. Though the finishing powder did have a flat, dull appearance, it went on smooth and did not weigh down my skin or clog up my pores. I would compare the product to dusting a light layer of baby powder on your face. If the matte look is not something you are going for you, you can always brighten it up with some shimmer powder. The matte finish however, does reduce the appearance of fine lines around on the face to give a softer appearance.

I would definitely recommend this finishing powder for anyone looking to soften those tiny smile lines around the mouth but, for combating dark circles, definitely go for some added glitter, shimmer, and shine.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder Gorgeous Glow-Flawless Finish

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On my latest trip to ULTA, I picked up a few goodies to get my skin ready for fall. One of the sweetest finds that I came across was the Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder. I knew instantly that I needed to try this powder because I had been wanting to illuminate some areas on my face that had fallen victim to summer breakouts and subsequent scarring. I have no problem using bronzer year-round. In fact, I encourage it. The problem with most bronzers however is that they are poorly made. All too often I find myself disappointed in how pasty or overly pigmented bronzers seem to appear. The Illuminated Shimmering Powder by Urban Decay is lightweight and made for use on the face or body.

There are 3 options available for Illuminated and they are: Aura, Lit, and Luminous. I selected Lit because it was closest to my complexion. With so many different undertones, it can be hard to locate the right powder throughout the year. The product is packaged in a shimmery box with rose-gold design, metallic lettering, and includes a mirror and applicator brush. There is plenty of powdered packed into the 0.2 oz box so I imagine that it will last for quite some time unless you are like me and use it every single day.

Illuminated goes on smooth without leaving a caked on residue. After a light application, I noticed that my skin took on a healthy, natural-looking glow. I use the powder on top of my blush to give it a nice sun-kissed look. This is hands down the best illuminating powder I have used and I would highly recommend it as a must have makeup staple. I may be tossing out several bum-bronzers that I have picked up along the way if not re-purposing them for other color-combo projects.

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Who is Rebecca Berman New Talk Show The Cooler

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Rebecca_Berman_ReporterRebecca Berman is an on-camera lifestyle reporter, video producer and blogger.  Her new show, The Cooler, is in production to be a national television broadcast in 2016.

But who is Rebecca Berman? Well, here is a little tidbit on this budding star…

After graduating with a degree in Communications from American University, Rebecca worked as a production assistant. Cocktail, Arthur on the Rocks and Masquerade are just of the movies she worked on. Rebecca spent most of her post graduation time at MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon. She helped produce elaborate events such as the VMAs, Movie Awards and the after parties for the VH1 Awards. She also worked behind the scenes to plan the launch party for MTV Asia.

After seven years in the entertainment industry, Rebecca decided to slow it down and raise her family. She began a career as a Real Estate agent; where she is still currently thriving in the tri state area.

Her temporary hiatus from the entertainment field did not last. Utilizing her creative personality and production skills, Rebecca landed a local job as a lifestyle reporter on a weekly news show The Local Live. She has reported stories on diverse topics ranging from local restaurants and bars to waste management and Veterans. With Veteran’s Day coming, watch this incredible, award nominated video:


Her new talk show, The Cooler, is a fun, upbeat spin on your regular talk show. She has celebrities, pro sports players and chefs on the show. You never know what will come out of the cooler. She has appeared on CBS’s The Better Show, Bronx Net TV and has been featured in the famous LOHUD paper. There will be  so much more to read about this beautiful lady.

Along the way, Rebecca was introduced to veteran comedian Stacey Prussman. The chemistry between them both was unimaginable. The chemistry and character of these two women was such a hit, they decided to launch a new podcast together. It has been an instant success.

Here is the first episode of the Berman-Prussman Prussman-Berman Show. Special guest is Dion Flynn, who has appeared on Jimmy Fallon over 60 times. He is highly known as Obama on NBC television.


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Singer Songwriter Dos Floris Appears on It Matters Radio The Sound of Music Dos Floris Album 'The Widowed Earth' Now Available

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Ken Weene and Kerry Hall of It Matters Radio interviewed singer and songwriter Dos Floris on their show The Sound of Music. The duo debuted the first single “Silence” from Dos’ album ‘The Widowed Earth’. ‘The Widowed Earth’ was just released on November 5th and is now available on CDBaby Dos Floris’ sound can be described as a synthesis of Alternative, Dream Pop, Electronic, and World music.

Listen to Dos Floris interview with Ken and Kerry on Matters Radio The Sound of Music

 

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Book Motown Gold for Your Wedding Celebration

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motowngoldWith Motown Gold your night of celebration is just getting started. This split led group of both female and male vocalists is sure to make your family and friends and any other well-wishers feel like they’re the bell of the ball. As a wedding gift to your loved ones a night of partying with one of the best bands in the business will make this an evening not soon to be forgotten. Earcandy.co.uk painstaking three-tiered audition process is in full force with this act as the crème de la crème rises to the top with chart topping hits sure to inspire, engage, and excited all who attend. The five-piece standard set kicks things off in a major way, but Motown Gold doesn’t stop there. This fully customizable band tops out at a massive ten-piece ensemble with three vocalist, guitar, bass, three brass section players, drums and a sound engineer assuring this colossal orchestration is fully lit and sound checked to garner the best night possible.

Need something in between?

Motown Gold can accommodate any desire. The list of available tunes Motown Gold can preform at a moments notice has everything a couple sharing their first full day together as a complete unit can request. If Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, The Four Topps, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The Contours, and Ray Charles are your speed then toss that bouquet off to the next in line and line up on the dance floor where all the real action is happening. This is the most fun a couple can have with their clothes on and there is no better way to express your love than with the ultimate in sing-a-longs. You Can’t Hurry Love, Build Me Up Buttercup, and Baby Love are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding that perfect song for the first dance and the list goes on as you party down to until your feet hurt.

As multi-layered as that double, triple dark chocolate truffle cake, the icing of the night, other than the exchange of vows, is sure to be a band that vows to top the night off with memories that will last a lifetime. Contact earcandy today to book this one of a kind act and let the band take care of the rest. You went to all the trouble of inviting guests, picking out the right dress, the right decorations, the right venue, and you’re ready to spend the rest of your life with the right person, now continue in that tradition with the right send off.

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EsZ New Release MIA NIA (Missing in Action, Name is Anonymous) Navigates Complexities of Lost Love EsZ MIA NIA Remembers When…

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erron eszEsZ returns to the scene with another reminiscent track titled “MIA NIA”. While the title conjures images of a gorgeous girl from around the way, EsZ makes a subtle play on words as the acronyms stand for Missing In Action, Name Is Anonymous. Leave it to a true visual artist to design even the title of his release in such a way that it not only conveys an embedded message but also leaves listeners guessing. Getting back to the business at hand, “MIA NIA” is smooth mix that you will want to add to your playlist. If in a fleeting moment you find yourself longing for your ex-bae, the one that got away, or maybe the one whose name you just can’t seem to remember, “MIA NIA” will tug on your heartstrings if you so happen to have any left. Heartbreak is a bitch and love sometimes sucks, but this New York artist makes dealing with it just too “EsZ”.

“MIA NIA” delivers a soft, mellow vibe with delicate chords as EsZ spits out some evocative verses. From a first-person perspective, listeners are introduced to a detailed story about a girl who left a lingering impression as he ponders about her future, exploring the ‘what ifs’ and where. Without giving her a name, the girl who is the subject of “MIA NIA” could easily be any guy’s first love, the one his thoughts return to time after time.  Think Love & Basketall… Poetic Justice, and that is the exact same energy that you absorb when listening to this nostalgic number.

EsZ blesses fans with a savvy music production that encapsulates the ingenious use of metaphors and sonic visuals to develop a sophisticated tale. “MIA NIA” is a provoking wave of reality that will surely sweep across the human mind with substance, something that in popular music, has been amiss. EsZ’s work embodies the aesthetic of a free-spirit, soul of an artist, and is the cultivation of today’s millennial.

Listen to EsZ performing “MIA NIA”, now streaming on Soundcloud.

EsZ is a New York-based visual and music artist who is known for his “gift for words”. Having been inspired by popular hip hop icons such as Jay-Z, Eminem, and Nas, EsZ has discovered his own unique voice. Since his debut, EsZ continues to gain ground in music and can be found performing at venues across New York City. “MIA NIA” is the artist’s most recent release to come on the heels of his project ‘Twisted Visions from The Attic’ featuring “Maybe I’m Trippin” and “UpInTheClouds”. Last year, EsZ Released ‘Songs in My SketchPad, Draft 1’, and was featured on the popular hip hop music blog Neffworking and in the magazine Hip Hop Weekly.

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