Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays


I want to wish your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Battle of the Eyebrow pencils.....

Okay, so I have had the pleasure to try out all three of these products. I typically buy M.A.C's spiked (b/c that's what i like), but wanted to find something that was comparable and cheaper. Lets get started with the Maybelline Define-a-brow (green):
Pros: It is small, thin, and partially retractable (retractable means that it goes up and down). It runs from about $5-6 Cons: Mechanically you press so hard that you break the tip off, and when you try to twist it, the product didn't come out. The formula is not soft, and the color was too light b/c they did not have a DARK BROWN. The darkest color they have is medium brown. I know previously they had dark brown but for some reason stopped selling it. Next, Maybelline Mastershape (brown): Pros: I love the waxiness of it. It keeps my eyebrows down and out the way all day. I love the spoolie brush b/c its small and very effective. It runs about $6-7 cons: The color payoff is horrible. It takes a couple of strokes to get color. Also, you don't get a lot of product in this item. Once the product gets down to the top of the plastic, there is no more. it isn't retractable or you can turn it to get more. What i would love is if Maybelline comes out with something that's the combination of these two products, that would be great! Final Item, M.A.C's Eyebrows crayon:
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! Not because it's M.A.C, but b/c it is pretty much a combination of the two mentioned above. Although the wax isn't as thick as the Mastershape, it's perfect! You can turn the dial to get more product and it lasts a good while. Now this product sells for $15, which is obviously more than the two above, but I don't have to worry about the product being too hard or too waxy. I guess until I find a product that is comparable to this, I will continue to buy my Spiked.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Before and Afters

Sephora Haul part 1

My new toy


I am planning on taking this bag not only for makeup, but for my clothes when i leave to go out of town. It's my new Zuca bag. Check them out at www.zuca.com



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Another client






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Client






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Baby Foot-I'm going to try it!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Influenster


Have you guys heard of Influenster??? Well.. Influenster is a free-to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster creates links between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products. It's a place for culture junkies to come together and share their unique opinions of products and experiences. Active members of Influenster get exclusive access to deals, promotions, and swag from brands that thrive off the input (the good, the bad, and the ugly -- they just want to know what's up). So when you are selected, you receive a box. From my understanding it's different from what someone else may receive b/c it depends on in which way you qualify.  So...this is what i got in my Influenster box:



i havent tried it yet, but stay tuned....
If you want to join their site, go to www.influenster.com

Friday, October 5, 2012

Love those lips!

My Model

I was told to stay away from monochromatic looks, so here's what i got:

Thank you sooo much

This blog is just a special shout out to Kunya Jones for all her help today. She did something that she didn't have to and I just want to tell her how grateful I am. You guys she is a sweet person, go check out her page..www.makeupdash.net

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Natural Hair Care Meet up this Sunday

If you are in the Dover, DE area, join me and others for a natural hair care meet up this Sunday at Suds Bar Soap and Essentials. It begins at 2pm, and ends at 8pm. The address is 31 W Loockerman Street, Dover, DE 19904. Some of the sponsors and supporters are: ToniDaley(Tonidaley.com), Pooka Pure & Simple (Pookapureandsimple.com), Curls (www.curls.biz), Honey Clile Hair Love (www.honeychilehairlove.com), Miss Jessie's (www.msjessies.com), Suds Bar Soap and Essentials (www.sudsbarsoap.com), Coco Curls (www.cococurls.com) All Things O'Natural ( http://www.livingthenattylifestyle.blogspot.com).

Mary Kay Sale

Now until 8/24/12, purchase one Mary Kay item and get the other one half off. To shop for Men and Women go to www.marykay.com/asiathurston. ***the lesser item will be half off***

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Crown Brush Giveaway!!!!

Crown Brush is giving away 4 or 5 $25 gift cards. Go to their website and sign up. Go to www.crownbrush.com #crownbrush

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy July, Happy Bday to me!

In leui of my birthday, receive 30% off your total purchase on my Mary Kay website. Sale ends Sunday,  July 29th. Go to www.marykay.com/asiathurston

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

DYK: egg substitutes are lower in fat, calories, & cholesterol.but...often higher in sodium. The flavor & color is different from regular eggs
DYK: the yolk of an egg has more protein (17.5%)than the white (11%)
DYK: prenatals beware of cured meats (processed) during pregnancy. They inhibit botulism that will make u sick.
DID YOU KNOW: physical activity of a animal does NOT increase tenderness.....
"Beating" meat is a physical change. This change makes meat soft....or "tenderizes" it.
Lets talk about food: Want to know how to tell if your eggs are fresh? If it is fresh it will be bumpy, if it is smooth, it will not be fresh.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

WATCH OUT for people who revert back to old habits! No Bueno!
Watch out for my haul videos! Hauls from OCC, Graftobian, Sally's Beauty, and E.L.F!
Watch out for my haul videos! Hauls from OCC, Graftobian, Sally's Beauty, and E.L.F!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

 Smashbox.com is offering a a FREE full-size enhancing lip gloss in Smitten with any $25 order. enter SMITTEN code at checkout!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

HOW TO: CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES IN 60 SECONDS!!!!

Complete guide to destroying your makeup brushes!!!!

HOW TO: GET RID OF BLACKHEADS

HOW TO: CURE DRY SKIN!!!!

HOW TO: MAKE PORES VANISH!

HOW TO: MAKE ANCE SCARS DISAPPEAR

HOW TO: CURE ACNE BREAKOUTS

HOW TO: STOP OILY SKIN!!!!

HOW TO: MAKE PORES DISAPPEAR IN SECONDS - GOOD FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

LeCosmetique

Receive a free blending sponge with a purchase of Graftobian Hi-Def creme Foundation Palettes! Go to www.lecosmetique.com go under foundations/face and choose Graftobian. Promotion ends February 10th, and you will receive free shipping!

Did you leave your concealer????

Use nude lipstick in place of  your concealer!!!

Nutrition Tip Of The Day

Dehydration makes you feel lethargic while water restores energy. Beat the winter blues by staying hydrated!

Makeup Tip Of The Day

If you are fair skinned, contour more than highlight. If you are of darker skin, highlight more than contour.

57 Effective Ways to use Baking soda

Okay Ladies & Gents, for those of you who may know me, know that I like to save, or love to use coupons! That being said, I want to share with you all some very pertinent information I have learned. Now I know you have heard that you can use baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) for a lot of different household & cleaning uses; they even have a book on it! I'm here today to reveal these to you. Are you ready???? Well, here we go! First we will talk about how to:

Use baking soda in & around the kitchen, bathroom, house & for personal use

  • Use to scrub pots and pans
  • Stove top and counters
  • Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with a quart of warm water, and use it to clean the inside part of an oven
  • Wipe out fridge and leave a open box or bowl full to deodorize
  • Polish stainless steel and chrome
  • Cooking, many recipes call for baking soda
  • Cooking substitute, use baking soda mixed with cornstarch instead of baking powder
  • Soak fish or wild game before cooking to remove fishy smells and unwanted taste
  • Make your own sports drink mix with boiled water, salt and Kool-aid
  • Fluffier omelettes add ½ teaspoon for every 3 eggs
  • Wash fruits and vegetable with it
  • A small amount added to the soaking water of beans will hasten the softening and cooking ocesses and reduce the beans’ propensity to cause flatulence in the eater.
  • Baking soda is an effective meat tenderizer. It can be added to stews or rubbed directly on a cut of meat, and then rinsed off before cooking, to make the meat more tender
  • Put under sinks and in basements to repel ants an cockroaches
  • Remove crayon marks from vinyl floors
  • Sprinkle in toilet let sit for 1 hour, flush away stains and odour, scrub if necessary
  • Sinks, counter, spray on mirrors and walls
  • Add to laundry for brighter whites and cleaner colors, make a scrub for tough stains
  • Clean garbage cans and sprinkle in bottom to deodorize
  • Clean plastics and porcine and even marble with it
  • Wash out baby bottles, and plastic juice containers
  • Pour some baking soda into a drain and add vinegar to help clear drain build up and prevent ogging
  • Reduce acidity in your tomato sauce, or coffee while brewing
Also.....
  • Use to deodorize carpets, garbage cans, shoes, litter boxes, ashtrays
  • Vacuum up some baking soda to kill odours in the vacuum bag
  • Great for pet cages and pets with dust baths, helps prevent and rid of bacteria… ask you vet or animal care professional first…
  • Keep cut flowers fresh add teaspoon to water
  • Put out small fires on rugs clothing, wood
  • Air freshener, mix soda with scented bath salts hand in sachet bags around the house, in drawers and closets
  • Use on pet brushes to help deodorize fur and skin
  • Mix a little baking soda with water, then apply the mixture to a corroded auto battery terminal - the corrosion will be dissolved and can then be washed away
  • Try using baking soda to make clay for your kids, add 1-2 tablespoons to 1 cup cornstarch to 1 ¼ - 1/ ½ cups of water
  • Fun for science, try making an exploding volcano
Now...You can also use baking soda in regards to personal hygiene and health
  • Brush teeth for whiter cleaner teeth, helps kill bacteria
  • Make a paste for dry skin, irritations and bug bites
  • Make your own deodorant, 1.2 cup baking soda, ½ cup cornstarch. A few drops of essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon, maybe cedar or sage for men. Put all in glass jar, shake and blend well. Sprinkle light cover on damp wash cloth and pat on, do not rinse or sprinkle baking soda over powder puff and pat on dry
  • Washing hair, use thin paste to clean product residue build up and pollution, wash after as usual
  • Or add 1 teaspoon directly to shampoo bottle was as usual
  • Antifungal, use in shoes and socks
  • Antacid, take with waterNote: Those taking prescription medications or following a reduced-sodium diet should check with a physician before consuming baking soda.
  • Body scrub, apply some to damp cloth wash skin and rinse as usual
  • Put in bath to soften skin
  • Relief sun burns, make a paste with water
  • Makes a great hand scrub to remove tough odours, grease and stains
  • Great for rashes due to poison ivy and other skin allergic reactions
  • 2 tbsp in babies bath to help diaper rash.
  • Heart burn, 1 tsp mixed with ½ cup water
  • Gargle to relieve canker sores
  • Bee stings and jelly fish stings, use paste to pull out venom
  • Use to relieve wind burn
  • Add a teaspoon to vaporizer to relief stuffy nose
  • Soak brushes and combs
  • Clean retainers and dentures
  • Use for cradle cap on infants, use thin watery mixture
  • 1 Tbsp mixed with about 32 oz. water is good for alleviating pain from a urinary tract infection it neutralizes the acid of the urine and helps prevent kidney infections
  • If your pet or yourself has been sprayed by a skunk bathe in tub with baking soda apparently it totally takes the smell out
  • Facial wash for acne breakouts( not recommended for open wounds…may sting) Use moisturizer immediately after.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Be on the lookout 4 my next review featuring Manetane Beauty

Have you guys seen the manetanebeauty review???

My Before and After Pics using Dinair Airbrush Makeup



Hey Guys, There are more pics and a couple of tutorials coming soon..just wanted to show you my before and after pics of me while playing with my new toy... Sooo...what do you think? Post your comments below! I LOVE IT!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

My other favorites..

Ecotools bamboo angled eyeliner brush-mine came with a set so i am not sure of price

Lush Ocean Salt-$34.95

Elf's compact (unfilled)-$1

Duo Eyelash Adhesive-think i paid like $7

Urban Decay Primer Potion (eyeshadow primer)-$18 @ sephora

NYX Jumbo pencil-I think i paid like $4

My Favorite M.A.C. products

MAC's Fluidline (blacktrack)-$15

Glitter-not sure of price.

Paint pots-$17.50

Pigments-$20

Some of my favorite Mary Kay products!!

Soothing Eye Gel-$30

Hydrating lotion-$14


Compact Pro (unfilled)-$35

Concealer-$10



Eyesicles-NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2-n-1 Shave and body wash-$14


Mineral bronzing powder-$12

Berry Brown Cheek color-$10


Eyeshadows-$6.50


Ultimate Mascara (black)-$15

Thinking of You perfume-$30


A MUST HAVE-Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover-$15

Satin Hands set (comes in unscented and peach)-$34

Satin Lips set-$18

3-n-1 cleanser-$18


Day Solution (SPF 25)-$30
Night solution (with peptides & vitamin C)-$30



Roll up bag-$30

In honor of Martin Luther King's birthday-Sale starts today

I am offering 20% off your total order, FREE SHIPPING, & A FREE gift! Go to www.marykay.com/asiathurston to place your order! Sale starts TODAY and ends on Monday at 9 pm. Happy Shopping!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Saying bye bye to your bronzer

When your bronzer comes to its end, take out what's left & mix it with your favorite body lotion to create your own body bronzer.

Queen of Blending

I love queen of blending, just wish she was my complexion

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dinair Airbrush Machine

GUESS WHAT!??? I got my airbrush machine today!!!


 Compresser
 Bag-isn't it cute???
 Kit components
 Distance Exercise
 Adapter
 Face Chart
 Eyebrow stencils
Kit components of foundation, moist and dewy, cleaner, eyeshadows, liner, lipstick...