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Spotlight: Plus Brooklyn

On a sunny Saturday I caught the train to Brooklyn to have lunch with Jewels of Big N Blunt. After grabbing some delicious pizza and a cold beverage we walked and talked catching up as we made our way to Plus Bklyn. Haven’t heard of Plus Bklyn ?  It’s the  premiere plus size boutique in Williamsburg, New York City. They’re the first  specialty boutique of its kind to open up it’s door to full figured women in NYC. 

Plus Bklyn stocks trendy dresses, jumpsuits and separates in a range of whimsical prints and stylish silhouettes. They carry sizes 14 – 24. Plus Bklyn also offers a variety fun costume jewelry and accessories. Everything is plus size over at Plus Bklyn, the dressing room is spacious and the walls are decorated with body positive art. 

On the racks at Plus Bklyn you’ll find plus size brands you know and some you don’t;  Junarose, Lilli London, Retrolicious, Hell Bunny and more. Accessories include sunnies, choker necklaces, kitsch clutches and earrings. Shop Plus Brooklyn at 455 Graham Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 or online now at www.plusbklyn.com.
Facebook: Plus Bklyn

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How To Sanitize Your MakeUp

Hello loves it’s #MakeupMonday and today I’m discussing the importance of keeping your beauty products clean. Think about the products you use everyday; your eye shadows, blush, pressed powder foundations, highlighters, and bronzers. Plus you can’t forget your cream-based products: compact foundation, concealers, cream blush/eye shadows and lipsticks. Now think about the natural oils from your skin and how they end up on the surfaces of your makeup and skincare products ultimately leaving bacteria behind. The results of this oil build-up (also known as glazing) can be seen on the surface of your products.
BeautySoClean sanitizing mist and wipes remove bacteria and germs leaving your makeup clean for the next use. Applying your makeup with clean brushes and using clean makeup is so important for maintaining a healthy face. Clean your brushes using Conditioning Brush Cleaner to gently clean and conditions makeup brushes.

Conditioner is safe for natural or synthetic bristles. Both sanitizing mist and wipes disinfect the surface of your cosmetics without altering the texture. BeautySoClean cannot reverse the damage done to pressed powders but daily use of Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist on new makeup will remove bacteria and keep your products looking new.

How to sanitize makeup: Hold Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist 6 inches / 15cm from product surface and mist once.

Last but not least for my lash batting babes the new Lash cleanser is for you ! The Mist and Lash tool help remove old glue, residue and bacteria for your lashes. Adding this new step to your routine is quick and easy since the mist dries quickly. Shop cosmetic sanitizers at www.beautysoclean-us.com ! Happy Shopping, Stay beautiful 🙂

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I sign my checks with lipstick

OUTFIT OF THE DAY #75: Crimes of Beauty
Happy Fatshion Friday babes. I bought this chic t-shirt at the Make Up Show Orlando earlier this year. I love to sport this tee on my casual days especially pay day also know as dress down friday. Crimes of Beauty had a booth with a variety of graphic t-shirts, hoodies and other beauty accessories. I fell in love with this Tee the second I saw it and it was fate because it was the last one in my size. Tees, tanks and hoodies are available in sizes small up to 3x are available but they do run 1 size smaller (3x -18/20). 

Crimes of Beauty is a witty, cutting-edge apparel and accessory line where beauty pros write the rules. Featuring clever and creative sayings teasing the “parodies” of the beauty industry, this fashion line speaks to the urban girl who effortlessly pulls together a stylish outfit with a flash of flair and grit. The Tee I purchased was limited edition but check put some of the dope this they have in stock now. Here are some of my favorites:

FLAWLESS IS MY 2ND FAVORITE F WORD Tank

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FOLLOW them on Social Media
Twitter: @crimesofbeauty
Instagram: @crimesofbeauty
Facebook: www.facebook.com/findyourselfguilty
Happy Shopping 🙂 www.crimesofbeauty.com

T-Shirt: Crimes of Beauty (Sold Out) | Shoes: Reebok | Lipstick: Kat Von D | Watch: Betsey Johnson

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Kat Von D Beauty Review

I got all these goodies at the Kat Von D boothe at the Orlando Make Up Show. Her boothe had lipstick chandeliers, live beauty demonstrations, a rose wall and a lipstick throne which I definitely took a photo in. The line was so long but worth the wait for the discounts and amazing products.

Lipstick Throne
Lipstick Chandelier
Tattoo Liner $20.00

Whip out a killer Kat Eye with a Tattoo Liner. This brush-tip liquid liner is the magic wand of makeup with it’s highly pigmented, 24-hour-wear formula. It is waterproof and transfer-resistant and features a precision brush tip perfect for super-fine lines. The brush glides across lids in silky, smooth strokes, making Tattoo Liner the ultimate tool for both makeup newbies and beauty pros alike. Choose from raven-black Trooper or rich, chocolate Mad Max Brown for all your Kat Eye needs!

Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ( Exorcism ) $20.00

Available in 31 to-die-for shades, this creamy formula glides over lips like a gloss and sets to a true matte finish. Along with 24-hour wear and high-pigment color, the next-generation formula is packed with natural moisturizers, including Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Wax. All-day wear has never felt so comfortable!

Studded Kiss Lipstick ( Piaf ) $21.00

Rolling 42 colors deep, the Studded Kiss long wear pigmented lipstick is formulated with Color Cushion Technology™. Just swipe it across lips to lock in bold color with unstoppable wear.Color Piaf is cool chocolate with purple shimmer.

Studded Kiss Lipstick ( BAUHAU5 ) $21.00

Studded Kiss long lasting wear pigmented color lipstick slides on smooth and locks in bold color.Color BAUHAU5 is Deep Raspberry and a matte formula. One of my new summer go to lippies.

Studded Kiss Lipstick (ARCHANGEL) $21.00

Studded Kiss in color ARCHANGEL is one of my favorite lipsticks by Kat Von D. I’ll be wearing this long lasting burnt matte red lippie all spring and summer long.

Studded Kiss Lipstick (Underage Red) $21.00

At Kat Von D Beauty, they believe that the best things in life are black and studded! Kat designed this insanely sexy lipstick after her signature studded cuff. Pretty dope, right?! My new date night lippie Underage is a matte fire engine red. 

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5 March Beauty Must Haves

Hey beauty lovers 🙂 I’m introducing some of my new favorite beauty products of the month of March. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

St. Ives Facial Oil Scrub Coconut 4.23 oz. $6.99

“St. Ives Facial Oil Scrub Coconut” is infused with pure grape seed oil and 100% natural coconut shell powder, to nourish and exfoliate in one step. Both the milk and the shell are used in formula to nourish skin and create a organic exfoliate. Smooth it on and scrub up to 3-4 times a week, I love to use this on the mornings before shoot days because it gets my skin smooth and soft for my MUA. Available at Target.

Vick’s Vapor Rub

My family swears by Vicks VapoRub for colds, allergies and fevers. Simply because the medicated vapors begin to work fast to relieve your symptoms. Use on chest and throat; temporarily relieves cough due to common cold. On muscles and joints, temporarily relieves minor aches and pains. Under nose to relieve sinus pressure and mucus buildup. I had a new little beauty trick that I use vapor rub for. Available at Target.

REFRESHED (hydrating floral mist) 4 oz. $32.00

Refreshed is a lightweight skin spritz that you won’t want to stop using—morning, noon and night. Hyaluronic Acid quenches dry skin and minimizes pores, while a wide array of natural extracts give your skin a noticeable perky and bright appearance. Need a quick pick me up? Cucumber, Kelp and Apple Enzymes refresh and re-hydrate. I love to spray “Refreshed” on my bare face or beat face. It keeps my face hydrates but not oily or greasy. I like to use it as a mist and set. Available at www.thisisfeel.com.

Cosmetic Sanitizer Mists $25.00

Cosmetic Sanitizer Mists removes bacteria and germs on powder-based products: eye-shadows, blushers, pressed powder, bronzers, cream-based products: compact foundation, concealers, cream blush/eye-shadows. Spray it on and let the sanitizer do the rest. I scored this mist at the Orlando Makeup Show. Mist is available at www.beautysoclean-us.com.


My secret to Spring allergy relief Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant Ultra Fine Mist Moisturizing Nasal Spray. It provides temporary relief of nasal congestion due to colds, hay fever, and upper respiratory allergies for up to 12 hours. Vicks Sinex is an effective nasal spray decongestant that relieves sinus pressure and shrinks swollen nasal membranes so you can breathe more freely. Available at Target.

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