if you dont know yourself, you wont love yourself, & if you dont love yourself-you wont RESPECT yourself....-PureBeauty



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Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year-New Life

Happy New Year Beauties!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and be safe...Lets start the new year off right and be thankful for all the years we have had, good or bad, we have lived and we are still living, sooooo...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hair Bow =0)





























Hey Beauties














So i am sure you have seen who have started this cute little trend of the hair bow, ms gaga =). I have seen alota youtube gurus redoing this hairstyle so i decided to give it a try lol..i think i did good...now i wouldnt rock this outside my house...hmmm, i think i wont, maybe with some hair down in the back..i dunno.. i just did this for fun though..enjoy the pics and i will have a video uploaded to youtube soon, see my baby girl, man she is growing up so fast, 16 months already=)...right now im going to bed...nite beauties


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Sunday, December 26, 2010

OPI:: Passion 4 NY Fashion

Don't you love the name? Passion For NewYork Fashion. I can't wait to go to NY one day to shop...


Hope you all enjoyed your holiday!!!
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Christmas OOTD

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

2 Year Hair Journey-Full APL

2 Year Hair Anniversary Update

i put in a black rinse as well in my hair...needed a color change lol.


products i used on my hair---the argan oil has made my hair soooo shiny...loves it!


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Hey Beauties. So this marks my 2 year hair journey so far, I can say that i am somewhat pleased. I didnt hit my goal of being BSL =( Im still full armpit length. But it has deff thicker and more fuller than my last relaxer. But overall, for the 2 years i am happy to have my hair healthy then damage. Healthy hair grows-Damage hair breaks. I hope to reach BSL by June of 2011. I HOPE or imma be really pissed off! SERIOUSLY LOL.







Also i am changing something major up too...I will be changing my protective styles. I will limit how much i wear my halfwigs. I have notice its stressing my hair that was left out on the top and has broken off a bit. So i will be doing flexis, curlformers, caruso, buns, and maybe drawstrings. Roller sets...hmmm...if i have that much time lol. But yes i am leaving the weave alone...or should i say i will try hard...its so easy lol. But i dont even know how it is to wear my own hair, i really havent in the pass two years...this will deff be a change for me.







I will be posting more pics and also a 2 year hair journey video asap...i will try my best today, but i have so much to do, cookings, xmas eve is tomorrow, i still have to help my husband put up toys for our babies, we are having family come over tomorrow to celebrate then xmas is Sat...so busy-busy-busy!!!! I pray everyone has a great Holiday and stay blessed, i love you all who supports me on my blog/youtube/kiss =)







HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND STAY BLESSED









Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Argan Oil











Hey Beauties! Are you done doing X-Mas shopping? I am...finished today. Thank God.
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While i was out i had to go to Sallys to pick me up some shampoo and conditioner. Ill be doing my relaxer tomorrow, so ill post pictures up asap. Anywhoo...i decided to try the one 'n only Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner, since im in love with the oil, i really wanted to try their line. This line has no sulfates, phosphates, and its paraben free. Sallys are offering a great buy, now the shampoo and conditioner runs about 10 bucks each. But for the month of December when you buy either the argan oil curling iron, flat iron or blow dryer, you will get the argan oil trio set FREE, that includes the shampoo-conditioner-restorative mask. I ended up getting the curling iron (its infused with argan oil...nice), $33 bucks and got the trio free, if i would have got just the trio, i would have spent 30 bucks just on that alone. So as you can see i got a great deal....i love anything thats free =) I will do an update on these products and the curling iron as well.









*Happy Holidays*





xoxo PureBeauty

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Revlon Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy anyone??? Yummy right? Lol. No Revlon isn't making cotton candy now lol, but its the name of their nail polish... this color is a pretty pale pink. It also reminds me of the new barbie trend pink. I like it, its cute but do you know what I love? This nail polish actually smells like cotton candy!!! Yum!!! Warning you may catch me sniffing my finger nails now lmao
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Neutrogena: Acne Wash (Grapefruit)




Hey Beauties!



Are you looking for a great over the counter acne wash for your face with out breaking the bank? Well do i have a great product that i recommend....Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash in pink grapefruit. This product smells so good, it really wakes you up in the morning. Now i use mines 2xs a day, morning and nite follow by my moisturizer. I have been using this for about 3weeks now and i have notice a difference. My active acne are gone and all i have left are the blemishes (dark spots) which arent even bad like that, but im using Ambi for that right now and will be also picking up some lemons as well. Back to the acne wash...






This wash is great for sensitive skin ladies like myself...which cant handle a drop of Benzoyl Peroxide. So if you have sensitive skin, beware of using this on your face. However, Salicylic Acid is more gentle on your face and still helps treat your acne, but benzoyl peroxide gets deeper in the pores, but my face can not handle that. The Salicylic Acid has helped me alot though, and i love this product. Im half way through the bottle, use 2xs a day, started off with 1 pump each time now im using 2 pumps each time. This drys my face a little but not as bad as what Benzoyl Peroxide did...it was dry-cracked-burned, etc...=(






Product Info:






price range from 5-7bucks depending on your area



has microclear technology, clears breakouts, 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract



has salicylic acid of 2%



With an uplifting blast of grapefruit plus vitamin C. This unique formula clears blemishes and blackheads. Eliminates oil and dirt without over drying.

Please note i did purchase this product with my own money=)

xoxoxo

PureBeauty


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Miguel Ft. J. Cole - "All I Want Is You" (LIVE at Santos Party House, NYC)

This song has me hooked boy....me and my husband loooooves this song, amazing beat...loves it...*all i need is you*=)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hair Chat: Getting Ready For My Relaxer


Hey Beauties =) so today i washed my hair with my Aphogee Line, i love this line, and i have been using this for two years now. I always wash my hair like a week or so before my relaxer and when i do i use my Aphogee line (protein). Now since i am almost 17wks post, (when i will be relaxing on the 22nd), i have alot of new growth and its really hard to manage, so i have to blow dry my hair out that way when i do put in my relaxer its not going to be a mess. I had to detangle in sections, egh, it was alota work tonight i tell you....i couldn't go natural without doing the BC i tell you lol! Anyway, as you can tell by the pictures i have major shrinkage, MAJOR! I can not even run my fingers through my hair, nothing, not a comb, nada! lol. I cant wait to see where my length is at now...i wanted to be BSL, but i think i will be hitting that goal in March...so hopefully im touching BSL Dec 22 nd!!! Either way im happy, because honestly im way past what i thought my hair could grow, and right now my hair is healthier then it has ever been, and with healthy hair comes growth =) Oh yea in case you are wondering, yes i used a heat protectant in my hair when blowing it out, CHI.
Want to start your own hair journey? Join KISS, this is where it all started for me.
xoxoxo
PureBeauty

Thursday, December 9, 2010

How to Fade Dark Spots

Hey Beauties... want to know how to fade those ugly dark spots from acne? Keep reading then =)


Now recently this has became a problem for me, i never broke out in my life, never had acne up until now. For me, its my hormones, its out of whack after having my daughter. So i have hormonal acne...sucks. But there are things that can help if you are like me and suffering from hormonal acne, you can go to your dermo and have them prescribe you some medicine or you can get on birth control to level your hormones out.


Now to treat the marks that the acne left...Dark Spots...
Treatments::
Exfoliation Scrubs
-loosens and removes dead skin cells
-makes your skin have a healthy glow and stimulates cell turnover
Skin Lighteners
-Hydroquinone is an effective treatment of dark spots and helps lighten dark spots over time
-always patch test your skin to make sure you are not allergic
Hydroxy Acids
-Works by loosening the "glue" that holds skin cells together
-Makes skin cells turnover so new, lighter cells come to the surface
-Makes skin bright over time, reduces blotchiness and gives a beautiful healthy even glow
Chemical Peels
-Work by sloughing layers of dead skin making fresh skin take its place
-peels give dramatic improvements in skin discoloration
-Should be done by a professional!
Micro Dermabrasion
-"SandBlast" top layer of skin away leaving fresh new skin to takes it place
-home micro dermabrasion kits gives results similar to professional spa treatments
How to Prevent Dark Spots?
Protect your skin from cuts
Stop your skin from getting irritated
Be very careful with your skin and don't pick or scratch
Protect your skin from the sun
Keep your dark spots from getting darker by using a high SPF sunblock
Blemish Free as easy as 1-2-3?
1. Wash with a medicated acne cleanser 2xs a day, keeps oils from hair and makeup off your face. Try to stay stress free, don't let acne stress you out. It will clear up.
2. Prevent new blemishes, don't stop using a product because your skin cleared up. Stick to what gives your skin results.
3. Treat dark spots by using fade cream or by getting light peels. Remember spots will Naturally fade over time but you can speed it up =)
Remember Beauties, Beauty starts from within.
xoxo PureBeauty

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hair Chat: Relaxer

Hey Beauties... so, as you can tell by the topic this is about a relaxer. I can't do it, I can not go natural. I really dont have what it takes and honestly this is something I should have considered when I began my hair journey almost 2 years ago when my hair was NL. I should have did the BC! But since starting this journey my hair is healthy, thick and longer then what my intentions were. So me cutting off all my hard work and time....I can not and will not do it. I love the thought of being natural ... I remember my hair being so curly and beautiful ...but im thankful and happy for my hair now. Because I would have never knew I could be where I am now..thanks to KISS! So with that being said I will be relaxing on Dec 22nd and posting pics as well as a 2 year hair journey video on my youtube. This is something you don't want to miss... im super excited! You will be shock to see my before pics and what my first" goal" was.....im so pass that its crazy lol. :)
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Usher OMG Concert Pictures

LOVE THIS MAN! GREAT ARTIST!
USHER SINGING TO ME =)


DANCE BABY ;)


LOVE HIM!


GET IT-GET IT-GET IT




YEA MAN





SEXY TREY SONGZ






=)








MIGUEL SNAPPING OFF







AMAZING









as promised..... check my youtube out for videos

video AND HERES A LITTLE TEASE FOR YOU!

usher omg!!!

Hey beauties so I had to take a minute to let you know the concert was sooooooo good! Omg! I have tons of pics and videos! I will try to have it up by tomorrow. But I had a blast, loooooved it! Usher is so amazing... and no I didn't get picked to go up on stage lol, some girl that had vip Package tickets got to go so um yea next time I WILL be getting the vip tickets and spending the extra 250, vip tickets are 500+ so yea ill be saving till next time lmfao!I need to be able to meet him, just once in my life, just want a hug and a picture with him lol. Yes its that serious, ad yes i will be dishing out the money for that ticket. I love Usher! Miguel was so cute, he performed so good, how old is he? Ooommmggg Trey Songz... wow ok!!! Just wow! Can't wait to show you all some clips! Love ya Usher!!! You was worth it baby! Muah

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ELF: Zit Zapper

Hey Beauties!

I must say for a buck you just cant lose, this product by elf is amazing. And did i mention its only a buck lol. All you do is apply it on your blemish before bed, and when you wake up your little intruder on your face shall be gone or would have diminished alot. I applied it before i went to bed on my intruder lol, and when i woke up it was gone. AMAZING right, and its only a dollar lol. Bad news though...if you go online right now its sold out...but keep checking back. click the link> ELF

Info::

this contains Salicylic Acid, this is the key ingredient, also it has tea tree oil, hazel, and camphor. It helps prevent acne, reduce that redness & swelling...minimize pores and help clears skin.

This product is one of my faves now, and you do get a nice amount for a buck. Well worth it.



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xoxoPureBeauty

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Listen

Listen to God when he speaks to you. Do not ignore him or it could alter your destiny. What he has plan for your life is nothing you could do on your own. Live for him and not for yourself. Do not be selfish or blind. There are many warnings. Be aware of his warnings that he gives you. Remember to listen to him. If you are reading this, turn to him if you haven't already. Live for him and he will give you everlasting love and blessings. Do not bw afraid .. turn to him and remember everything you do here on earth- there would be a day where you will stand with him and watch everything you have done, wrong or right. You have the opportunity right now to change your life and live for God ...

Stay Blessed.... and choose the life he wants for you, your Destiny ..
Don't alter it by making the wrong decisions.

Make him happy and make him proud of how you are living your life .... for him. Help others and show them the way to God.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Eye Look: Black Rock Star Love

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Hey'a Beauties, hope everyone enjoyed Turkey day =) ....Heres a look i came up with, im tryna figure out what to do for Fri, Dec 3rd...Usher Concert (YAY!), I think this look is okay, im not really feeling it, its too much, for me. But its cool, i will be tryna figure out what to do from now till Fri, i should be able to come up with something Sexy ;).... like the name i came up with? lol, this reminds me of some rock music, so hence, using black eyeshadow, i came up with Black Rock Star Love =) i kno i kno...where does she come up with these names lol.





Products used::





Coastal Scents 88 ultra shimmer eye shadow palette


Kate Von in Lucifer


MAC BlackGround Paint Pot


Bare Minerals eyeliner in black & Mascara
xoxo PureBeauty

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Giveaway:: Whooga Ugg Boots







Hey Beauties...so who wants to know more about this great giveaway...are you ready...lol


Ok so here it is, you can win your very own pair of Whooga Ugg Boots, yes i said YOU! You can enter by signing up for their newsletter, they run this every month so you have a great chance of winning Beauties. Good Luck


Now one more thing....want a pair of these right now or for another Beauty for xmas time, well heres a coupon code for the next week Beauties 10% off code is 1066MYPURE

enjoy and happy holidays

xoxo
mypurebeauty

Monday, November 22, 2010

Xmas Shopping with BlueFly

Hey Beauties, so xmas time is around the corner, have an idea of what you or your love ones wants for xmas? Well if you know me, then you know i loooooove online shopping. Im always on the hunt for great online items at good prices. I found some really cute things at BlueFly, if you are not familiar with this site, check it out, they have tons of name brand items for discounted prices. Heres some cute finds im loving right now, they have Prada, check these babys out-im in love with the leather boots ...i can see myself wearing these with some cute jeans and sexy black top. They have Fendi, omg these boots are so hot,check these out Here...i will wear these babies to bed, i wouldnt take these off lol. Also they have Gucci of course....they have these cute gucci glasses under 200 bucks, too cute...
What do you guys want for xmas...
this list is more like a wish list for me lol...but hey you just never know what Santa may bring ya huh? =)
Happy Holidays Beauties
xoxo
PureBeauty

Sunday, November 21, 2010

12 weeks Post Relaxer



HAIR UPDATE....

TD Jakes - On The Way - Part 4

CHANGE!!!

Happy Sunday:: Promise Yourself


Promise Yourself


Promise Yourself...


To be Strong that nothing

can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, prosperity

to every person you meet.


To make all your friends feel

that there is something in them

to look at the sunny side of everything

and make your optimism come true.


To think only the best, to work for the best,

and to only expect the best.

To be just as enthusiastic of the success of others

as you are about your own.


To forget the mistakes of the past

and to press on the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times

and give every living creature you meet a smile.


To give so much time to improve yourself

that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,

and TOO happy to permit the presence of trouble.


To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,

not in loud words but in great deeds.

To live in Faith that the whole world is on your side

so long as you are true to the best that is in you.


----Christian D. Larson


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Apply Right


Hey Beauties..hope everyone is enjoying their wkend...holiday season which means crowded in the stores...i love it though, not the lines lol but just seeing everyone out with their loved ones enjoying the season. Thanksgiving is next wk, i know im so ready to eat, and boy can i eat lol... okay on to the subject...


Apply Right...Foundation


Prime:: Before you smooth on your foundation, prep your face with a primer, which will create a base for the makeup and help hold it in place all day. Look for a primer that's silicone based, which helps seals skin imperfections, creating a smoother surface. I use MAC prep and prime.


Brush up:: A foundation brush helps the product go on smoothly and covers imperfections without creating a cakey appearance. Using your fingers can cause skin irritations, because bacteria beneath your nails can be transferred to your face...breakouts. If you are using a cream or liquid foundation, choose a brush made from synthetic fiber such as nylon. For powder foundations and finishing powders, go for a natural goat-hair brush such as MAC 134.


Blend it:: Pour a quarter-size amount of foundation onto the back of your hand or into a small, clean bowl. Then dip the brush into the product, just enough to cover the bristles, you don't want to drown them-then smooth it onto your skin with even strokes. Begin with one side of your face underneath your jawline, and work your way up to your cheekbones. Then continue to just below your brows and across your forehead. Repeat to the other side. Blend-Blend-Blend! This is the key beauties. If you need more coverage, let the first layer dry then proceed to the next layer.


Hope this helps beauties.


xoxo PureBeauty


*womenshealth*

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hair Chat: Wanna go natural?


Hey Beauties! So im sitting here with my 11weeks post relaxer hair and just wondering how it would be to go natural...The last time i remember my hair being natural is when i was about 3 years old. All i have is a picture to remember it, lol, sorry its not on my pc, but i will try to scan it later or whatever. The texture was really pretty and curly. My mother has natural curly hair, but its a different texture, im mixed so my texture is really different from hers. If i could figure out how to detangle my hair better with the new growth, then i should be able to do it, of course without the big chop. I mean i wear halfwigs anyway 99% of the time, so that would help with transition. I just dont know about the detangle part, seriously. And once i get past 11 wks post like i am now, if i air dry without running a comb through it or pinning it up, my hair becomes a big poof of mess lol and i cant get my fingers through the new growth. But i would like to go natural and say buh bye relaxer. After all, i could still wear my hair straight at times thanks to the invention of a blow dryer and flat iron lol.


just maybe i will...i will see next month. Dec marks my 2year hair anniversary, instead of relaxing it maybe ill just blow it out really good and flat iron and move into the newyear with a new journey...NATURAL =)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Usher Trades Places and Kisses Fan During OMG Tour Stop in Seattle

Im lost for words...ummm...a lil too much? But Hey...lmao... i will see you Dec 3rd Usher lol =))))))

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Choose the Correct Formula


Hey Beauties, ever wonder how to choose the correct formula of foundation according to your skin type? Well read on...





Oily Skin: Women whose skin tends to get a little greasy should avoid oil-based foundations and stick to wet/dry mattifying powders that are on the thick side. These adhere to skin better than liquids, which can bond to oil and slide down your face...yuck lol.


example= Bobbi Brown illuminating finish powder compact foundation SPF


Dry Skin: If your skin is parched, use an oil based liquid foundation with emollients such as glycerin, lanolin, or ceramides. These moisturizing ingredients will keep your skin looking soft and supple.


example= Lancome Teint miracle


Combination Skin: Combination skin is tricky because your face is dry around the perimeter and oily in the T-zone. The trick: apply a moisturizing cream foundation along the outer part of your face, then blend it in toward your nose. Finish with a dusting of a translucent powder over your nose and forehead. It will set the cream and prevent it from migrating into any creases.


Normal Skin: If you want to cover blotchiness, use a cream foundation. (Laura Geller real deal foundation stick SPF) Otherwise, smooth on a tinted moisturizer, which will even out your tone and give you a natural look. Then use a dab of concealer to hide any minor discolorations.


example= miracle skin transformer SPF


hope this helps you Beauties =)


*womens health*

Monday, November 15, 2010

GoodBye Past...Hello Future...


Hey Beauties =) so today is a random post. Its about saying goodbye to your past and enjoying your present and your future. I know many of us ladies tends to hold on to past issues, being situations you been through that you could never really let go. Or past friendships that didn't work out for whatever reason, or relationships, etc. Life tends to take you through a roller coaster, but how your life plays out is really how you let it. And with that, im talking about being saved by God. Once you are saved, you really do look at the world differently, you have a new set of eyes. You want to live your life right, by God, in EVERYTHING you do. So everything in your past that has hurt you, or just wasn't right, you have to let it go. Once you have let it go, you can enjoy your Blessings God has Provided you with. It feels good to be saved and renewed. I no longer want to live "my way" but i want to live Gods Way. Im not perfect, and im never trying to pretend i am, i don't have a perfect life, come on now we are all humans...humans are not perfect. But my life is so much better and peaceful now that i have completely started to live for God. I have seen the difference in my life, my marriage, my children, my friendships...etc. So im saying Good Bye to everything in my past, the past friendships that didnt workout, they know who they are, im sure they are reading this, may God Bless You. Good Bye to all my past pains, i forgive all who has hurt me, and may those forgive me for those who i have hurt along the way.

GoodBye
xoxo
PureBeauty

Halfwig:: Sensationnel HZ 7045

i think imma wear this wig to the usher concert...what do you think?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Eye Look:: Midnite Madness



















Hey Beauties so today i was playing around with my makeup,lol, and came up with this look. Now i was in the rush, both my kids were running around...children =-) but i think it came out cute for me rushing through it...so i decided to share it with you all.


Products used::

Elf Primer
Bare Minerals Mascara

Bare Minerals Eyeliner

MAC Black Ground Paint Pot

Kat Von D. (Sephora) in Beethoven, colors used-speed blue & tequila
HOPE YOU ENJOYED...check me out on YOUTUBE and subscribe if you like.
xoxo PureBeauty

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