Blondie’s Custom Wigs

Blondie’s Custom Wigs

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What started out as a last minute addition to a Halloween costume has blossomed into a new passion! Wig making!

This summer I fell in love with crochet. It was so easy to switch my hairstyle up & have a new do in 2hrs or less! I ran into a problem though. I had this HUGE hair -& I LOVE me some big hair- but this was so big I was struggling to pull shirts over my head & it didn’t even fit in a bonnet at night!

I thought if I could take this hair off at night it would make it sooooo much easier! Did a little research, headed to my local beauty supply & viola!

I noticed when buying a wig you’re at the mercy of the company in hopes they make the color wig you want -a problem I face often with blonde hair) & even if they do there’s still the issue of whether or not the store has it in stock. Instead of carrying pre-made wigs, each one is handmade & the color is customized to the customer.

Place your custom order!!

Here’s a few of my creations thus far:

For more info on how to order click the Shop tab at the top of the website!


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#CocktailsWithClaire ATL

It’s always a good time when fierce & fabulous baddies put their best fashion foot forward & mingle amongst each other. That was #CocktailsWithClaire last night!


I kept it simple, light and chic this time. Nobody got time to be sweating to def in this GA heat!

Lace top: Thrifted

Tulle Skirt: Saving Sequins

Single sole heels: Lola Shoetique

Clutch: Romwe

Lashes: Flutter Lashes in “Paige”

Lipstick: NYX Cosmetics matte lipstick in “Pure Red”

Illuminator: Marc Jacobs Beauty Spotlight Glow Stick 


& s/o to NYX setting spray because after that & a few other stops (follow my snapchat & IG BlondiesLipstk) my makeup was still in tact!

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Natural-Versary and Aunt Jackie’s CC Review

Natural-Versary and Aunt Jackie’s CC Review

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This month marked 5yrs of me being on my natural hair journey!! 🙌


Lawd know this has not been has not been an easy one but definitely worth it!

I wanted to do a tutorial for you guys using Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Flaxseed Recipes Collection… but I haven’t quite mastered how to record washing my hair in the shower. But I took pics throughout the process!

Here are the products that I used. Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Flaxseed Collection is their newest line of products and are enriched with Flaxseed, Coconut, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mango Butter, Avocado, Shea Butter and more!

I started off with the Purify Me Moisturizing Co-Wash Cleanser to cleanse and condition my hair. I wore my last protective style for over 2 weeks so it needed the extra moisture. I like that this co-wash is not just conditioner, it also lathers and leaves my hair feeling clean but not stripped

  I followed with the Fix My Hair Intensive Repair Conditioning Masque, coating my strands from root to ends and detangling in sections. I let it sit for 5 minutes and my curls were popping honi!

Next with my hair soaking wet I made about 8 sections, applied the Seal It Up Hydrating Sealing Butter, finger detangled once more and two-strand twisted my hair -adding a little more product on the ends.

 

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Before bed I pinned each twist criss-crossed them across my head to stretch them as they dried. The next morning I took them down and got these soft, yummy smelling coils!

I wanted more of a fro so that night I slept with my hair in a pineapple and in the morning I sprayed my hair with the Half & Half Hydrating Silkening Hair Milk, fluffed the coils and got this look

I continued to fluff, pic and moisturize my tresses with Half & Half Hydrating Silkening Hair Milk almost every morning along with a little water from my spray bottle and every other day adding some Seal It Up Hydrating Sealing Butter.

I finally achieved the stretched, fluffy fro I wanted! -I refused to post this until I did! lol! I’ve been getting compliments all day on how my hair looks and feels so soft and smells so good!

I recommend Aunt Jackie’s to all my naturalistas and curly girls out there! Especially the ones who have yet to find products that work for you and they smell AMAZING! For the guys with natural hair I highly suggest trying the Flaxseed Recipes Collection, it works well and the scent isn’t a tropical fruit bowl (which I LOVE), but instead it’s a pleasant neutral scent.

You guys tell me what you think about these styles, Aunt Jackie’s products and which styles I should try next! Leave a comment below, share this article and if you try Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils tag me in your pics @BlondiesLipstk! Also make sure you friend me on Facebook and subscribe to my youtube channel to watch all my latest videos!

 

**This review is not sponsored and I personally purchased these products.

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Review: Jingle Vox Box

Review: Jingle Vox Box

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If you guys follow me on social media you’ve seen me post my opinions about a bunch of different products -which I love to do!

So what had happened was, I started back up my Influenster account, they sent me an awesome box of goodies & I got to share them with you all!

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The lashes I wore in my first GRWM video came from Influenster, along with something to battle dry winter skin, a packs of deliciousness & more!

My favorite items from the box were the beauty products! Don’t get me wrong, the treats were great too! But the beauty products last longer. lol!

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*All items in the pictures and mentioned in the video were complimentary from Influenster but all opinions are my own.

If you’re interested in learning more about Influenster and items in the mail FOR FREE (this is not a subscription service) click here!

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6 Halloween Essentials Everyone Needs

6 Halloween Essentials Everyone Needs

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It’s coming to one of my favourite times of the year… Halloween. It’s an excuse to dress up and play your favourite character. There’s food, parties that are usually held on 31st October which falls on a Saturday this year so great! All weekend to party! If you’re hosting a party then this article will give you a few ideas.

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Make sure you include these 6 essentials for your Halloween:

  1. A costume

If you want to have a full costume and full face of makeup, then go for it but if you want to save money, then why not dress as a ghost (white sheet with eye holes), or all in black and work wonders with your makeup. You could even go as a burglar… all you need is a stripy top and black trousers leggings!

 

  1. Drink

This time of year, people experiment with different flavours and ingredients. Why not try one? Blood-Orange Cocktails? Creepy Cocktails?

 

  1. Food

If you’re hosting your own Halloween party, why not make a few scary treats? Frozen Banana Ghosts, Spooky Eyeball Tacos, Day of The Dead Biscuits, Spooky Spider Devilled Eggs

There are so many Halloween recipes online.

 

  1. Decorations

Of course! A Halloween party wouldn’t be a Halloween party without decorations!

 

  1. Music

Have a play list of ghostly music playing in the background.

 

6. Pumpkins!

Make sure you have pumpkins! If you can’t carve, glue some crazy eyes and mouth onto the pumpkin!

 

Whatever you decide to do this Halloween, have fun!

Ciao!

Shelley

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Look After Your Hands This Winter

Look After Your Hands This Winter

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With everyone working and having busy hectic schedules, we tend to forget about our hands! This is definitely not intentional. We wash our hands so many times a day but majority of people don’t use hand cream after doing so.

We need to treat our hands like Royalty! They are our best friends and are doing what we need to do, every day without complaining! Not that they can speak but imagine if they could! Help me… I need some cream please or she’s forgotten to use the hand cream again!

Nowadays you can buy a travel size hand cream so there are no excuses of not being able to carry it, it’s too big and heavy, I’m afraid it might leak in my bag or my bag is too small. The caps on the tubs/sachets/bottle can be fastened on quite tight so they won’t leak. If you have a mobile phone holder inside your bag, you can always keep it up straight and it will ease your mind.

I like to buy the small size and keep the bigger size by my bed so every night; it reminds me to put my hand cream on. Also when you wake up in the morning, it’s usually staring me in the face! I do like to buy a few so I have them dotted all around the house… it’s great! My Fiancé has not gotten in the routine of applying hand cream… I knew he would copy me eventually!

Hand Creams

I have tried so many hand creams you wouldn’t believe it. Now I’m confident in the brands I know and would definitely recommend to you guys.

I have come up with 3 gorgeous hand creams.

L'Occitane Hand Cream

L’Occitane Shea Butter Dry Skin Hand Cream

La Prairie Hand Cream

La Prairie Cellular Hand Cream

Dermactin - TS Restorative Hand Treatment

Dermactin – TS Restorative Hand Treatment

Enjoy and take care of your hands!

Ciao!

Shelley x

Lip Service: SBC Pop-Up Shop

Lip Service: SBC Pop-Up Shop

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Swamp Brand Clothing is having its first pop-up shop!! Come out, shop & enjoy drinks & socializing in a cool environment!

Swamp Brand Clothing Pop-Up Shop

October 17, 4- 9pm

Icons Bar & Grill

104 Washington St, Albany, GA

It’s the same weekend as Albany State University‘s Homecoming! So if you’re in town turning up & get tired of sweating out in the elements, why not stop by to relax out of the heat & simultaneously support a young black entrepreneur?!


Also, check out my feature on the Swamp Brand Clothing blog!! I’m their first #SwampCertified & I’m sharing why & how I’m always making progress

The Perfect 5 Minute Smokey Eye

The Perfect 5 Minute Smokey Eye

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When you lead a busy lifestyle, you don’t always have time to spend applying your makeup. Creating a beautiful eye makeup look doesn’t need to complicated. If you want a quick and easy smokey eye, using the right makeup products and simple application skills will allow you to create a striking look, suitable for both day and evening. Here, we show you a few steps for making the perfect smokey eye in just 5 minutes.
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What you’ll need

Ensure you’ve got the right tools and products on hand, before you start application. For a super easy smokey eye, go with cream shadows. These are really quick to apply, and make blending a breeze. For brushes, you’ll need a blending brush and a shadow brush (though, this depends on the type of eye products you use).

How to start

Begin by applying an eyeshadow primer to prep the eyes. We like Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base and MAC Paint Pots – you can use your finger to apply and blend your shadow base as we are going to be applying product over the top.

Next, apply a shadow as your base color. For a daytime smokey eye, opt for a beige or taupe shade. We really like Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in moonlight – a light metallic champagne beige, or Bobbi Brown Longwear Cream Shadow in shore – a pale nude shade. Apply this with a flat shadow brush all over the lid. Next, apply a darker shade in the outer crease. We love Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in bark – a rich brown shade. Apply this straight from the stick and use a blending brush to blend the shadow upwards and outwards.

For liner, use a liner pen in brown, such as the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in mad max brown. Line the top lash line, bringing the liner out into a small cat flick. If you’re not confident applying a liner pen, then try Clinque’s Quickliner for Eyes in dark chocolate. This liner has a sponge at the opposite end, so you can smudge out your liner if you make any mistakes.

Finish the look with a coat or two of your favorite mascara. One of our treasured mascaras is Dior Diorshow Mascara. If you want to finish your look with a little highlighter under the brows, then try Benefit Cosmetics High Brow Glow to help define your overall eye look. Apply straight from the pencil, and blend gently with your finger.

Evening

For a quick and easy evening smokey eye, follow the above steps but use different shades. Silver and blue are both great shades to use for an evening look. As a base color, try Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow in galaxy – a deep silver shimmer or Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick in frannie – a silver shimmer. In the crease, opt for Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in tuxedo – black or Bobbi Brown Longwear Cream Shadow Stick in shadow – a smokey blue/grey. For liner, use an intense black, such as Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in jet black for an extra dramatic look.

 

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Nude Lip Liners Are Trending

Nude Lip Liners Are Trending

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Lately I’ve noticed that nude lip liners are trending so I thought I would recommend a few to try.

Of course we all know the reason why nude and natural lip liners are in fashion… Kylie Jenner! Yes her incredible pout has driven us all crazy with envy.

The trick of using a natural or nude colour lip liner is to deliberately draw over your lips. Many people are afraid to do this to begin with but trust me; once you’ve done it… you will always do it.

Everyone seems to always wear either clear gloss or bright colour lipstick but with no lip liner. Then I decided to try it… it’s opened up a different world!

When you wear lip liners, you instantly feel that your lips are fuller and a lot bigger. People will comment on how good you look and it’s true so be prepared for attention!

Who would have thought such a light coloured lip liner could make all the different to your outfit, style and mood. When you look good, you feel great. Your confidence is sky high and beyond.

Are you ready to take on the world with these sexy lip liners?  I’m sure you are!

Here’s a few nude lip liners that I would suggest you try out.

Lancome lip liner

Lancôme ‘Le Lipstique’ LipColoring Stick with Brush $25

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury ‘Lip Cheat’ Re-Size & Re-Shape Lip Liner $22

Mac Lip Liner

M·A·C ‘Haute Dogs’ Lip Pencil $16.50

Cargo Lip Liner

CARGO Swimmables™ Lip Liner $18 – This is waterproof.

Jane Iredale Lip Definer

jane iredale Lip Definer $11

Ciao!

Shelley x

The Best Modern Day Classic Scents

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Wearing a fragrance can complement your hair, makeup and outfit, as well as evoking particular memories. Finding your perfect scent can be easier said than done as perfumes tend to smell different on each person.

Did you know that fragrances fall into scent categories? Even classic scents, such as those that are well known in the beauty world belong to a certain group. Knowing which classic scents belong to which category will help you to find the best one for you. With that in mind, here are some popular classic scents that are well worth splashing out on.

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Tom Ford Black Orchid

Black Orchid is a luxurious scent that has captured the attention of the beauty world. Enriched with notes of black truffle, black orchid, black plum and patchouli, this sensual and timeless fragrance is a must have in your beauty closet.

Fragrance group – oriental floral. Oriental floral scents are extremely popular, especially in the fall and winter as they’re generally deeper than traditional floral fragrances. Created in 2006, this perfume will stand the test of time as a glamorous addition to your overall style.

Dior Miss Dior

A wonderful, modern scent for the young woman, Miss Dior contains notes of Italian mandarin, jasmine, rose, and musk. This romantic formulation was relaunched in 2012 and is an update on the original 1947 fragrance.

Fragrance group – chypre floral. Chypre floral scents make a beautiful daytime addition. Miss Dior represents elegance with a feminine edge for a traditional and wearable scent that will appease women from their teens upwards.

Ralph Lauren Romance

A modern day, romantic classic, Ralph Lauren Romance captures the essence of falling in love. Featuring notes of marigold, ginger, white violet, musk, day lily and sungoddess rose, this scent is perfect for an intimate evening.

Fragrance group – floral fruity. Floral fruity fragrances can be worn in the daytime or evening, depending on their blend. Ralph Lauren Romance, created in 1998 is a highly wearable floral fragrance that is comforting, yet sensual.

Chanel Allure Sensuelle

A fragrance list wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of Chanel. Despite being underrated in the beauty world, Allure Sensuelle is a warm, powdery and sophisticated scent with notes of bergamot, mandarin, pink pepper, rose, iris, and amber. It’s ideal to wear in the colder months due to its spicy blend.

Fragrance group – oriental floral. Many oriental floral fragrances contain powdery bases with spicy notes for a sexy and deeper tone. Allure Sensuelle is perfect for those in their twenties and upwards who are searching for a glamorous and evocative scent.

Marc Jacobs Daisy

A fragrance that has become massively popular in the last few years is Marc Jacobs Daisy. Combining notes of ruby red grapefruit, violet petals, musk, vanilla, strawberry and white woods, this light and airy scent is perfect for young women in search of a summer daytime fragrance.

Fragrance group – floral woody musk – floral woody musk scents add a powdery dimension to a traditional floral composition. Daisy is a fresh and bright scent for those who like to wear a modern, juicy blend.

 

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