10,000 Thanks for 10K Views! ❤☮

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Greetings, Gods & Goddesses!

I haven’t paid much attention to my blog views for a little minute now. I guess I just come on here and blog my heart out when I can,  and it just hasn’t really crossed my mind to take a minute to check, recently…butttttttt

I was about to blog today and I decided to give my views a look-see…and guess what??

I’VE GOT 10,729  BLOG VIEWS!!!!!!!!!!!

^_^ AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ^_^

Garsh, thanks guysssss. c:

The love I feel in my heart for each person who takes a moment to check out my ramblings, is infinite.

I’m so glad to share my soul with you guys!

Give me some feedback, let me know what types of posts you guys are loving the most!

Oh, & keep those views coming!! I’ll keep on sharin’ ❤

PEACE & LOVE EVERYONE!!!

☮ XOXO A.T ☮

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This or That? Beauty Tag

Greetings Gods & Goddesses!

I found this really cool tag on NikkieTutorials and I thought that I’d share it with you guys.

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MAKEUP:
blush or bronzer – toughie…but BRONZER is more versatile (I love blush at the right times, though!)
lip gloss or lipstick – LIPSTICK
eye liner or mascara – EYE LINER
foundation or concealer – NEITHER (i’ve never used foundation & I only used concealer around my brows for a short stint)
neutral or color eye shadow – I use NEUTRAL more often for everyday, but I loovvve me some color!
pressed or loose eye shadows – PRESSED
brushes or sponges – BRUSHES (can’t go wrong with the precision of the right brush!)

NAILS:
OPI or china glaze – CHINA GLAZE
Long or short – LONG
Acrylic or natural – NATURAL
Brights or darks – BRIGHTS
Flower or no flower – FLOWER (or some form of design…on that index finger, or all the fingers!! )

BODY:
perfume or body splash – PERFUME (scents are better & last longer…especially when oil based)
lotion or body butter – BODY BUTTER (allll dayyy….*insert shameless plug for Goddess Body Mango Butter here* yummm)
body wash or soap – BODY WASH (unless it’s Black Soap)
lush or other bath company – right now its GODDESS BODY for my latest bathing supplies

HAIR:
curly or straight – CURLY (kinks allll day)
bun or ponytail – BUN (adds chic-atude in any situations)
bobby pins or butterfly clips – BOBBY PINS 
hair spray or gel – NEITHER
long or short – LONG
light or dark – DARK
side sweep bangs or full bangs – SIDE SWEPT (or my coveted middle part)
up or down – you know me, stay UP, highhh in the clouds ❤

RANDOM:
Rain or shine – SHINE (though I do miss the rain, living in LA 😦 )
Summer or winter – SUMMER
Fall or spring – SPRING
Chocolate or vanilla – VANILLA
East coast or west coast – WESSST COASSST (*sings* Cal-i-forn-i-A)

DopeChicStyle, HazelEyedBeauty, B.Younique, TheChicSavant, SageandClare, SownBrooklyn, TheStyleManifest….(and any other lovely spiiirits who want to participate…) …I DEEM THEE TAGGED!!! 😀

You are now officially commissioned to choose…”THIS or THAT?” ! Don’t forget to tag the blogger you got this from (me ^_^) and tag 7 other bloggers to pass it along to as well.

Namaste, folks!

Peace & Love

☮ A.T. ☮

Photoshoot Phresh: Tribal Warrior Goddess Makeup

Hey, hey, hey guys n gals!

Today, Triiinity & I had a photoshoot with amazing photographer and our good friend , KwithyKat. It is our second photoshoot with Kwith (of many more to come!) and the continuation of the first concept we ever explored with her, uni-Goddess Ilati Masalu.

{Ilati Masalu: Goddess of Balance & Equality. Ying & Yang Fire & Ice Creation & Destruction There are two sides to this omnipotent Goddess. She manifest herself as two women who are themselves two sides of the same coin. Depicting her power over all Earth’s elements, she commands power over chaos & order, creation & destruction. She embodies the importance of perfect universal balance, knowing that everything has its perfect place and perfect time. Her symbol is Asar, or the all-seeing eye. Residing on the spiritual plane she uses her third eye, seeing in light & the color spectrum, to identify and rectify imbalances that reside in the physical world.}

The first shoot was this Goddess’s introduction. For the continuation of the Ilati Masalu’s story our intent was to depict the Goddess in different situations. This one…the Goddess in anticipation of warfare.

Here’s my half of the look.

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These are quick snaps before we started shooting and the best shots I could capture really quickly. Once the pictures from the shoot are ready I will add another to this post where my eyelids are down & the makeup shows a bit better. (Plus it’ll be in HD…ooh la la, lol)

For the warrior-Goddess look we wanted to go a bit bolder with the tribal so we made black face paint, using a black crayon and coconut oil, to create these dots and lines.

On my brows I used a Wet n Wild brow pencil in Midnight Brown.

For lid shadows , I used the Coastal Scents 88 Palette. Chapstick served as a cheap primer alternative and I put a bright base coat of  2-shades-brighter-than-flesh-tone eyeshadow on top of it. This allowed the makeup look to be stable and well-pigmented.

The lid colors contain yellow, red, and two shades of orange from the palette.

I lined my eyes with black liquid liner and for mascara used both Wet n Wild Mega Protein Mascara & Wet n Wild Mega Length Mascara.

Lastly, my lipstick was a combination of some brown lip base Triiin had from a past makeup kit. A brown lip color from Black Radiance called “Copper low”, shade 5023B and a golden shade of lipstick called “24 Carat gold.”

Can’t wait for the finished products of this shoot!

Check out more of KwithyKat’s work, in the meantime. 🙂

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Do you guys like my tribal warrior makeup look? Have you done tribal makeup before? How was it similar or different to this look? I love hearing from you guys, soooo let me know!

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮

Trendspotting: Neon Lipstick + A Little Insight

Hello beautiful, Spiiirits.

How are you guys doing today??

I’ve seen better ones myself. It’s a lot of fake people that I’m finding myself having to exterminate out of my life. Its an exhausting process and quite unnerving (especially when “friends” turn to enemies after you put your foot down and demand they stop incessantly using you). Seems leeches and life-force suckers get quite angry when you try to hold them accountable. There’s a good couple of people I can apply that too, right now, sadly. But in such testing times, those who truly care become apparent as well, and I am thankful for those lights in the darkness. This process is all for the growth and betterment of myself and those around me and I appreciate it for the blessing that it is.

Welp, that was just a little insight into my life at the moment. Moving on from that…

Spring is in FULLLLLL swing and with it’s presence has come a couple sassy trends for the fashion savvy.

One of those hot, hot, hot trends is NEON LIPSTICK!

…Pinks, Oranges, Greens, Yellow, Blues…

neon…Neon…NEON!

Check out a couple of celebs rocking the trend.

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Triiinity & I gave it a go ourselves and we love it! We will def be rockin’ our neon colors this season.

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If you want a review on the colors we are wearing let me know in the comments below!

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How do you guys feel about neon lips?? How are you incorporating the trend this season?

I love to hear from you guys, let me know!

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮

OOTD: The Calm Before the Storm

You know the idea, right before something ghastly happens the world is beautiful and bright and reassuring of the beauty that will once be returned to you after all the pestilence is over….

That was Saturday…

It had its downs don”t get me wrong. [insert personal problems here]. But I have to be thankful for all the good things that the day was. It was a beautiful, sunshine-y, perfect weather day. Not too hot, not too cold…just right. I had a delicious breakfast and dinner. I got to see my family who I love, I got see my sister do a wonderful winter performance with her dance company, and I got to spend the entire with my spirit twin Philichell ^_^.

Not to mention, I spent not a drop of time that day working on anything for finals…HALL-EL-UJAH.

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My Makeup

Eyebrows: NYX eyebrow pencil in midnight brown

Lids: NYC concealer in Fair

Eyeshadow: Studio Secrets 336 Forest Smokes (gold only)

Eyeliner: NYC  Liquid liner in Black

Mascara: NYC Instant Lash in Black

Lips: NK 800 Beach Fuschia

My Outfit

Lace Top – Thrifted

Sleeveless Cardigan – Thirfted

Jeans – Thrifted

Shoes – Thrifted

Necklace – Forever 21

Bag – Coach

(i love my mostly thrifted outfit days, GAH)

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**Sidenote: I’ve changed the site! Quite drastically in comparison, I might add. Do you guys like it?**

XOXO Jaz’

Raving Saturday

Hello my dears!

On Saturday I had my very 1st rave experience thanks to my best friend Philly :). We went to a rave club called Kryptonite and had tons of fun. Everyone was extremely nice and social, I even got painted! The whole evening was tons of fun and something I would definitely do again.

Philly gave me a little guidance on the look I should go for to be ‘rave appropriate’  and I’d like to share the outcome with you guys. Its a little hard to see our outfits in most of these shots ( we were a little too focused on having fun to take better pictures, sorry :/) but hopefully you see enough of our makeup and clothing to get a general idea of the look….ENJOY!

Check out the glow paint, GAHHH i love it!

My Outfit

Black Corset – Philly’s

Black Tights

Black Over-The-Knee Boots – Payless

Spiked Collar – borrowed

My Hair

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(from old shrunken twist out that had been previously ponytailed)

My Makeup

Eyebrows – NYC Eyebrow Pencil in Midnight Brown

Concealer – NYC in 786 light (used to define brows and as a primer)

Eyeshadow – Coastal Scents 88 Palette (3 different purples and 1 gray, 1 white, 1 black)

Eyeliner- NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Mascara – NYC Instant Lash in Black

Lipliner – NYC Eyebrow Pencil in Midnight Brown

Lipstick – NK Black Orchid 302

Philly’s green eyeshadow also comes from the Coastal Scents 88 palette, but her makeup is a combination of that and her own eyeshadows, lipstick, lip pencils, etc, etc…you get the picture. (I wish I could tell you everything she used, but I cannot, I apologize). But i can tell you, she got that wonderful deep berry lipshade by using a black eyeliner pencil and her burgundy lipshade on top. Creativity for the WIN!

What do you guys think of our rave looks? Tell me the kind of stuff you’d wear to a rave!

Until Next Time

XOXO Jaz’.

Menswear Mondays : Costume Ideas for Men

Hola all, Halloween is drawing near!

And I realized that I had given some options to my ladies as far as costumes they could put together from their closest, use a little DIY to make, or cheaply buy, however I offered no recourse for my guys! I apologize my dears, and I am here to fix the situation.

Here are a couple of last minute ideas for costumes you guys can be that won’t break the bank…

The Hobo

This little man did it best! This costume is easy an inventive. Wear a flannel shirt and some ripped jeans, add a little dirt effect for flair, get a styrofoam cup or cardboard sign and put a funny “will work for…” type statement on it and its one and done. Don’t forget your beard! Which can be drawn on or fake hair fuzzies glued on. Your perrogative!

The Zombie

Just like with the girl version, you can wear regular clothes and bloody-fy them. All you need to do is maybe put in some creepy contacts and add a little undead like makeup and you’re good to go.

Clark Kent

Superman! Dun dun dunnnnn!!! Well, not quite…but a much easier way to achieve an even cooler costume. All you need here is a suit and some “nerd glasses” (an easy way to get these is to pop the lenses out of the ones given for 3D movies…perfection). Open up the suit slightly to reveal a shirt with a superman logo on it, just so everyone knows you’re a superhero in disguise. You can easily buy a cheap superman shirt or make your own from a basic tee and an iron on.

The Fireman

Probably one of the easiest to achieve. Especially if you’ve got a nice bod. Boots, pants, suspenders, oiled torso, and a fire hat. One and done.

And there it is! Hopefully I have inspired some good, quick, and easy last minute costume ideas for my men out there. Stay tuned for more men-friendly fashion & advice next week!

Until Next Time

XOXO JAZ’