Case of the Manicure Mondays

Ladies! I would like to announce something that insanely sky-rockets my happy meter. I’m sure you can probably catch a hint with the title of this post. But, girl let me tell you that I am one thrilled mothaf*cka with the flyest nails this month! Lol! I have to give it up to my nail artist, Eric from Hana Nails in Long Beach though. ( IG: @naildesignsbyeric ) I wouldn’t be shaking hands or handing out high-fives with my ratchet ex-nail gaps and broken ex-nails if it weren’t for him hooking up my ratchet ass ex-nails.

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Gold Snake Midi Ring $3.80

Sahara Rustic Midi Ring $10.80 ( I wore 2/4 of the ring set)

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Gold Triple Line Midi Ring $3.80

Mini Chevron Ring $3.80

Gold Zig Zag Ring $2.80

I was feeling for black with gold lining nails to reciprocate my outfits since 1) black goes with practically everything and 2) I typically complete my look with gold finishing touches (aka accessories) anyways. He used these gold adhesive line sticker decors and aligned two ruler straight lines and on my wanna-be middle finger (between the pinky & real middle finger lol) a more abstract detail that is almost that of a diamond. I love my oval claw nails and having fresh nails. I’m happy ass shit, my nails are fresh, my designs are on point, call me corny but, YES, this is the diagnosis of the case of the manicure Mondays.

FALLIN’ FOR A KISS: FALL LIP COLORS

TEN MATTE LIPPIES FOR FALL

Lipstick has become the newest accessory to complete almost any look. All you really need these days is to get your eyebrows on fleek, curl your lashes, throw on some lip color and look put together. Now that Daylight Savings is over, the days get darker and so do our lips. Dark lips have been the “GET IN” trend that has fought for its place and is here to stay and who doesn’t love that? Along with the dark lips, we love ’em MATTE. Yes, MATTE! I think the matte texture gives it more of a classic look. So here are TEN FALL MATTE LIPPIES to acheive that sultry and seductive look.

1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania
Transylvania – Matte Deep Plum
Ulta, $5.99 USD
Perfect for a dark vampy look without going black.

2. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Endless Purple
Endless Purple – Matte Mauve Plum
Sephora, $13.00 USD
This is not only great for fall, but an all-year color. It gives you a pop of color without being too dark.

3. Limecrime Velvetines in Salem
Salem – Matte Chocolate Brown
Limecrime, $20.00 USD
Brown, often overlooked as a lip color, is both bold and beautiful.

4. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Vampira
Vampira – Deep Reddish Burgandy
Sephora, $19.00 USD
Kat Von D’s go-to. What’s more to say?

5. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm
Stockholm – Mid-tone Beige Pink
Ulta, $5.99 USD
Another color great for all-year. Just enough color for the “my lips, but better” look.

6. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red
Always Red – Matte Bold Classic Red
Sephora, $13.00 USD
The classic red lip will ALWAYS be in!

7. Limecrime Velvetines in Wicked
Wicked – Matte Burgandy-Red
Limecrime, $20.00 USD
This gorgeous color is very seductive. Right amount of sexy and classy.

8. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
Lolita – Dusty Rose
Sephora, $19.00 USD
The versatile lippie you go to for a casual look either day or night.

9. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen
Copenhagen – Matte Rich Plum
Ulta, $5.99 USD
A cross between burgandy and berry. This may be your new fave Holiday shade.

10. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Dark Berry
Dark Berry – Satin Blackberry Wine
Sephora, $13.00 USD
Okay, this may not be so matte BUT it’s a go in our book (lol). The satin/metallic berry look will easily transition from Fall to Winter making this a Winter Winner.

TIPS FOR WEARING MATTE LIP COLORS:

{*EXFOLIATE}
Let’s be real, matte lipsticks can be a little drying and accentuate any existing dryness. Exfoliating will help keep your unwanted flakes from showing up. Use an old soft toothbrush and GENTLY scrub away the dead skin cells or mix a lil’ honey and sugar  for a lip scrub. Apply your favorite lip moisturizer and let it soak in. Voila, soft lip canvas!

{*LIP-LINER}
Luckily, these lippies all have doe-foot applicators making it a little easier to apply. But a dark lip meant to be seductive can easily go wrong if it’s going all over the place. Use a coordinating lip-liner to prevent from feathering.

Whichever you choose, these lippies will sure get you noticed. If you have any of your own favorites, let us know! We’d love to discover new products!

*XOXO*

Cherie

Anxiously and un-patiently waiting…

… for the most gnarly and radioactive lipstick that will be setting a bold statement this Fall 2014!

Meltcosmetic’s limited edition: Dark Room.” ughhhh* I just can’t! I am not no make-up artist, but I am a lipstick fanatic! It’s quite excessive and obsessive. I have all the colors that are & aren’t even in the rainbow and tons of them that look alike with the slightest tint of individuality. Yes, I believe all my lipstick have their own individual uniqueness to it lol. BUT this bad boy… g’damn… I just cannot. I need to have this in my life. I can’t explain this shade but all I know is that it speaks FALL! And yes, I will fall in love with this lippie as soon as I get my hands on it. It’s coming soon… so make sure you’re following them on Instagram and subscribed to their mailer so you don’t miss out on this babe of a lippe!

Check out my current lust:

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Meltcosmetics: Dark Room

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PS: This is not the only best color that they have though. They have a wide-range of super rad matte lip colors to adorn for! I’m a matte kind of gal. So if you feel me on this one… trust me, this is one of the lipstick brands to look into. And maybe, just MAYBE.. hypothetically hoping… in response you’ll say “WOW! Thanks Ducky!” And I’ll be like, “No problem boo. That’s why we’re here to enlighten you on shit that we can all relate on the same level of interest!” 🙂

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This October I thought we could change up the norms of all retail delight and pull out a twist this festive Halloween day. I’m proud to announce the magic behind this creativity envisioned with the works of:

Photographer: Erick Tran

Makeup Artist: Jennifer Lohn

Model: Cilka Israel

Stylist: Yours truly — Ducky

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Creepy Halloween Make up: Walmart

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Off the Shoulder Crop Top $14.80

Live & Love Hat $19.80

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Ruby Red Flannel $23.80

Bikini Bottoms $12.80

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Criss Cross Caged Bandeau $13.80

Skeleton Hand Hair Clip $4.80

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Speck High Waist Bottoms $16.80

Duster Coat $35.80

Public Desire Booties

Definitely brings out the Halloween vibes right? But on a whole other level.

Cheers to some gnarly ideas up the ASS! Details for the items are listed below the flicks. Happy Halloween bitches ❤