Friday, September 24, 2010

Dollar Tree Haul

Dollar Tree Goodies
I have done myself a great deed, went to the dollar tree in Redford, and I was very happy with my purchase. Picked up some LA Colors e/s, N.Y.C. New York Color Eye 2 Eye e/s, almay e/s and some other items. To be able to go into a store and pick up makeup that's affordable and good quality.  I may not be able to purchase the high end makeup but yet I can still look fab with the non high end makeup. You shouldn't have to spend a fortune to look fab. When the pockets are telling you that you're on a budget lol! It is what it is, cause I feel every woman can look good without the high price tag, which your paying for the name; now on the other hand some products just work and gives us the preformance that we seek out of our favorite product.
This is how my mini haul from dollar tree came about. I wanted to checkout some makeup and I found a treasure trove of name brand makeup at the dollar tree, for instance loreal, revlon, sally henson, bonnel bell, nyc, maybelline. I was like wht the heck, I found a new store to shopat with prices I can smile about.
Here are some of my finds that I got from my new jewel of a place.

Almay Pure Blends (cinnamon)

LA Colors: Mineral e/s in Beige & Gold) Eyeliner & Brow penicl w/ sharperner

N.Y.C. New York Color Eye 2 Eye (Choclate Kiss & Arctic Green)

Indulge in beauty (blush & cream e/s)

Eyeglass Cleaning Cloth 2pack

Makeup Wipes

This concludes my mini dollar tree haul...I will be doing a review on these products after using them for awhile to get a better feel for the product. You can checkout the swatches to these products just go to the swatch page and check them out. the colors to these e/s are just beautiful and some will need a base to bring out the colors more.

Monday, September 20, 2010


What can I say about this newly found addiction I have for water?
That it's great in all ways. The taste is amazing and it's very refreshing and minty. I found this water last weekend when I was shopping at Krogers, I saw the chocolatemint and I had to get it along with the peppermint. This water blew my mind and tastes buds, cause it was very pure and real mint flavor as well as chocolate essence to give it it's chocolate taste.

They start with the best mint in the world. Real mint. Fresh, flavorful, pesticide-free mint grown in Washington State's Yakima Valley. They treat the mint using a double-distillation process that steams the leaves until they reach the true essence of the mint. The company test for taste, and then test again for purity. How cool is that. next, the water is purified using reverse-osmosis, whatever that is, a process that saves all the good stuff and filters out the bad, including salts, impurities, and particles as small as an ion. What's left is a blank canvas, so that the   taste of mint is showcased.

What are the benefits to drinking MetroMint water.... let me tell you.

1. Refresh : Stimulates the nerves, instantly opening your senses to send a fresh, cool feeling throughout your body.

2.Relieves: settles your stomach. Consume mint before a meal and increase the flow of digestive jucies. After dinner, mint soothes the lining of the digestive tract.

3.Relax:  Helps fight stress. So drink up

4.Revere: According to Eastern philosophy, scattering mint around the home is a time- honored way to bring peace in the home.

5.Renew: Metromint acts as an instant breath fresher. Mint kills bacteria in your mouth and keeps it moist & kissable. Heighten your senses.
                                                          6. Rehydrate: We all know that our body needs water. Metromint
                                                           replenishes your essential fluids and restores your aching muscles.


1.peppermint water
2.spearmint water
3.lemonmint water
4.orangemint water
5.chocolatemint water
6.cherrymint water


              purified water, mint, chocolate, orange, lemon & cherry essence.

Everything is all natural and very refreshing to drink. Pure, simple, good for you as well! I love these waters
If you haven't tried them please head to your store and pick them all up and see for yourself the reason why so many people are raving about this new water. Metromint is available in retail stores across the country and through their online store.  They will deliver to your door!
Check them out on twitter, facebook & myspace or checkout their website for more info!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Party Prep!

Whether it’s night out or the big day, enjoy a beautiful celebration. Check out these tips for getting party-prepped and picture-perfect in a snap!

It’s easy to go from professional woman by day to glamour girl at night with the right tricks in your makeup bag. No complete redo required. I wanna share with you how to sparkle up your nine-to-five look for an after-five celebration.

Natural Eye Look

A natural eye look for the day doesn’t mean you’re limited to only neutral shades. Try lightly applying a colorful accent shade that you can deepen for evening.

For a daytime look, apply a thin line of eyeliner along the top lashes and use your highlight and accent colors to softly line the bottom lashline.

Transform this look for night by applying a slightly thicker liner of eyeliner along top lashes or using a darker shade over the existing line. Line the lower lashes with eyeliner as well and softly smudge if desired.

Smokey  Eye Look

Apply another coat of mascara for more dramatic evening lashes. Change your lip liner, lipstick & gloss to bolder shades with shimmer and high shine. While the general rule is to play up either eyes or lips, an evening event is perfect for going glam. So don’t be afraid to pump up the color to make eyes and lips more dramatic.

Illuminate a tired look with a touch-up from the Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen under eyes & along the smile lines.

Freshen up your face and help control shine with a little press powder. Or dust face, neck & de`collete with bronze highlighting powder. Give cheeks a touch more color- and let the evening begin!

Xoxo Nichole

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My 1st Contest!!!

Hey, I'm so bless to have reached 300 subbies and it's time to have a thank you contest to say thank you.
Just check out my video and enter the contest for your chance to win. Let the colors of the rainbow inspire the creativity that's locked inside. I'm so excited to see what the ladies are going to come up with. I love color and it's fun to see what kind of inspiration the ladies will show.

This is pic that I found inspiration from and now I want to share this with my subbies. My first contest with some really great prizes to give away all from Mary Kay! So come and get in on the fun and let your creativity run wild and vivid with bold and bright colors.

The Mary Kay Gift Package
(valued @ $68.00)

Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set (Peach)
Mary Kay Nurishine Lip gloss ( cream & sugar)
Mary Kay Lip Liner (Dark Chocolate)
Mary Kay Lash Lengthening Mascara (black)
Handmade earrings (Designs By Nichole)

Monday, August 23, 2010

E.L.F. Beauty Book Review

Smokey Eye Edition

OMG! This is one of the best beauty books that I have ever owned and the fact that you get so much for a great price. I heard so much about these beauty books and seeing all the girls on YouTube creating beautiful looks with them it was a matter of time before I would get me one, went online to order them and there it was OUT OF STOCK!

I would get so mad cause I really wanted them but couldn't order them, then I heard that elf is now at Target, I almost lost my mind, I headed to my nearest Target and there they had a very small display for e.l.f., I was like what the hell is this, they didn't have a large selection to choose from, but what I did find is what I been longing for, my beauty books. They only had two books there and they were they Eyes Bright Edition & The Smokey Eye Edition. You know i was beside myself with glee for having these two books in my possession. Got home and checked the books out and fell in love with them off the back. The Eye Brights Edition has 12 of the most beautiful colors in the palette, it comes with an eyeliner in black and a eyeshadow applicator, along with some instructions on applying the shadows, great for first timers whose new to makeup and is a good guide to achieve a fun luck. I did some swatches of the colors for the smokey eye edition and the colors are very rich and pigmented, so that's a plus in my book. There are some matte & shimmer shadows in this fun palette. Here's the inside of the smokey eye edition along with swatches of the colors of this excellent, beautiful palette all 12 colors.

The inside of the smokey eye palette

This is the first row of colors
(White, silvery black, black, silver)

Second Row of colors
(Gray,  Brown, Tan, Sand)

Third row of colors
(Light taupe, peach, copper, gold)

Eye Brights Eye Edition

This is a fun an bright eyeshadows that;s great for spring/summer. Colors are just prefect for that flirty and romantic, girlie looks and you can create a vast range of looks that this palette has to offer. To me elf cosmetics has some of the best cosmetics for great prices that we all can afford even on a budget. They are soft, shimmery & matte finishes.  Take a look at the swatches from this beautiful palette, and see why so many women love these books.

Top row of colors
(shimmery white, shimmery tan, shimmery lavender, shimmery gold)

second row of colors
(shimmery light gold, shimmery green, shimmery sea blue green, shimmery  dark brown)

last row of colors
(shimmery gray, shimmery purple, shimmery burgundy, shimmery black)

As far as I'm concern this is just one of the best beauty books out there and the fact that you can purchase these little darlings at a Target store near you, for a small price of $5 and that's a steal in my book. For a small price your getting alot and it's worth the price, cause the payoff is great. When your using these shadows you need to use a base for the color to hold and give you that POP. The shadows are powdery and there's fallout from some of the colors, but that's an over sight that can be over looked lol! In a short period I have become an elf lover and I can't think why it has taken me so long to get on the band wagon, this is just one hell of a company to supply our beauty needs for a reasonable price that's gentle on the check book. I highly recommend this elf beauty book.

Great pigmentation
Great price
Great for everyday wear
Playful colors
Great gift

To much shimmer

Smokey Look created using the smokey eye edition

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Review of Eyebrow Stencil

Originally submitted at

Achieve perfectly shaped brows to accentuate your face. The reusable stencil is easy to use and with 4 stencils: Curved Arch, Soft Arch, Structured Arch and Full Arch to choose from, it makes these brow stencils suitable for all brow shapes. Now your brows can look picture perfect everyday!


By Nichole C. from Detroit, MI on 8/17/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Great Design, Easy To Use, Compact, Functional

Best Uses: Going Out, Travel, Everyday

Describe Yourself: Trendy Style

I must confess that this is just great. I have always had issues with my brows now with this stencil, I have the prefect brows now! You can't go wrong with this. great for filling in and you can change it up if you like. I even use it on my daughter's brow. Thanks alot elf for this wonderful product.

Checkout the brows


Tags: Made with Product


Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Review

Awsome Beauty Book!

By Nichole Clinton from Detroit, MI on 8/14/2010


4out of 5

Pros: Teenager Friendly, Long Lasting, Good Value, Versatile, Fabulous, Easy To Apply, Good Pigmentation, Fun, A Steal, Great against brown skin

Cons: Fallout

Best Uses: Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin, Daily Use, Special Occasions

Describe Yourself: Trendy Style

Skin Tone: Deep

Age: 35-44

I'm so in love with this product because of the beautiful and fun pigmented colors.

I use this beauty book when I want to create fun smokey looks or just create a look that's fun.

What's great about Eye Bright Edition is that my teenage daughter can use it and the colors compliments her skin tone. It's soft to the touch and can take it with you where ever you go.

The only thing I don't like is; that it has some fallout when your applying the product. But I found a great way to counter attack that- is by have dusting powder under my eyes when applying shadow.

For $5 you can't beat that, so stack up, cause they are going fast.