Hello Spring 

Hey Beauties;

It’s  really been a long while,  I have been so overwhelmed with the last semester in school which has really left me with limited time to do anything but complete assignments and study for those incourse tests.

Jumper from rudeboyclothing.ja (instagram) 

For me I am a lover of spring, the hues the softness of the blush, nudes and pastels that tend to add a bit of softness to any outfit.

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For the past few weeks the unpredictable weather patterns have really allowed me to be able to rock the pastel jumper (sweater) and I have been loving how it compliments pencil skits,  shorts or even ripped jeans, I am truly  in love with its overall  versatility.

I would love to hear what your favorite spring fashion must haves  are and how you have been pairing them. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Denique XOXO. 

Beauty Crush 

​The love of beauty is taste.The creation of beauty is art – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Hey Beauties;

So I have definitely been hearing talks about a few beauty products and I took it upon myself to really test some and form my own opinion.

1. The Morphe brushes 35F Palette

 I really wanted to see if all the hype that surrounded the morphebrushes collection were really worth it, countless reviews have given high marks for just about any product produced by this brand, and based on what I have seen the colour payoff and pigmentation of  each eyeshadow does hold true. The mixture of 7mattes and 28Metallics/shimmers of the 35F in particular is very unique and would fit just about any personality whether it’s someone who would rather go for the  subtle  looks or that  diva that loves the glam factor. 

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When applied the shadows will last all day until removed and with the aid of a primer it will be even more vibrant. On days when I really want that extra buzz I normally add a bit of fix plus on my flat shadow brush which in turn increases the metallic look when applied.  
With a price of $22.99USD when compared to a variety of luxury brands it does score top marks, I would highly recommend anyone to purchase this or any other Morphe Palette. I would consider it a must have in any professional Makeup Artist kit. 

2. Juviasplace Masquerade Palette

https://www.juviasplace.com/products/masquerade-palette?variant=33980538758

OMG😍😍 !!! Where should I start🤔🤔😆, I totally fell inlove with this palette from just seeing  its packaging , the vibrant colours can be seen from all angles , the afrocentric figures used allows for a unique  identifying factor and the wonderful inspiration by African festivities makes the palette one of a kind. 

The palette has a total of 16 eyeshadows, 5mattes and 11Metallics/shimmers. The pigmentation and colour choices is every chocolate girl dream come true. All skin type in fact would be able to carry off the colours in this palette. 

The eyeshadows can be used both wet and dry so try to invest in a very good quality setting spray. This has been one of the products that I can truly say I have been getting my monies worth, I am yet to try the other products from juviasplace but I am positive that they won’t be a disappointment. 

3. Nyx  Soft Matte Lip Cream

http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/soft-matte-lip-cream-set-7/NYX_371.html?cgid=root

This  can be considered as one of those colours that you will be reaching for very often. The shape of the applicator brush allows for precise motion when using this lip cream. The formula does not get blotchy or starts to peel after drying when applied. Mixing with other lipsticks has yield impressive results. As with any matte lipstick before application it is always best to properly exfoliate and hydrate lips(with a lip balm)  as this will aid  in acheiving the best results when the lip Cream is applied. 
4. LA. Girl Strobe Lite strobing Powder 

LA. Girl Cosmetics has truly made these products quiet attractive, the packaging is unique and I was impressed with the consistency of the powders and how they would transfer on the skin. 

Strobe Lite Strobing Powder

I tried these out on my cousin both as a cheek highlight and a bit to define her nose, both strobing powders were mixed to achieve this effect.Form the swatches that I had tested before purchasing I loved the buttery consistency of these two. At first glance the 100Watt might seem a bit too glittery but by using a fan brush or even fingers it really does not  reflect that way on the skin but glides on without excess leaving shimmer.

If you have ever been hesitant about purchasing any of these products, having tried them I would say make the purchase you won’t be disappointed. Let me know if you have tried any other these produce also and what has been your experiences with them .

Thanks for stopping by . 🤗🤗☺Denique 

Happy New Year

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

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Hey Beauties;

Happy New Year 🤗🤗🎊🎊, yes I know I am very very  late on the bandwagon🙈🙈. As the essence of the new year lingers among us we are consumed with the need to establish resolutions for 2017, but do we really think about what we really want to achieve or has it become for some of us a constant routine of writing a list of items that is forgotten within the third month of the year.Are we really focused on areas of our lives that we really want improvement or are we too easily distracted by the constant happenings among us that we easily loose focus of our paths.

In depth soul-searching is one of the most effective ways to highlight the steps that we really need to take to improve our lives and in turn the persons that surrounds us. Whether it is becoming a committed saver , getting that new  car, becoming more healthy,  acquiring new skills, starting a family or becoming more family oriented it takes commitment. A one time chance won’t do it, it has to become a continuous approach. So think  more about achieving your resolutions in phases.

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Reinforcing each goal as you complete each month and even documenting each achievement no matter how minor does help to push you closer to your goals. Do not become discouraged if certain time lines are not met I know its only humane to find ourselves in that mode.Rather try and celebrate each minor achievements as you go along, remember the race is not for the swift but those who can endure.

I would love to hear what some of your resolutions are. Thank you for stopping by.

Love  Denique. 😘😘

 

Paint ‘N Sip Holiday Edition 

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free -Jim Morrison

Hey Beauties; 

The holiday season is upon us and the search is on for that perfect gift for those special persons surrounding us. I hope this time allows us to reflect on the beauty of life and how wonderful it is to be completing another year.

As I countdown to my 30th Birthday I wanted to really part take in an event that I have been seeing increase in popularity for the past year or so, I wanted the therapeutic feeling and at the end to look at something I had created from scratch. The event of choice was a Paint ‘N Sip party hosted by IslandStrokes at 100 Hope Road Jamaica . 

 http://www.islandstrokes.com/phone/island-strokes–jamaica.html

I was fortunate enough to share this moment with a very good friend more like a sister  of mine.

Brainstorming her ideas.😉 🙄🙄 

Taking a few seconds to smile at the camera,in the midst of blending up a storm. 

I would certainly recommend this as a holiday gift for anyone , a date night event, a girls night out or just a moment in time when relaxation is needed. 

Showing of our finished masterpieces. 

The experience was one in a million and I would certainly give it another go in the future. Let me know if any of you guys have done this before and what was your experience. 

Thank You for Stopping by, have a blessed holiday. 🤗🤗😍😚

Love Denique. 

Tropical Vibe 

Life isn’t about Finding YourselfLife is about CREATING Yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Hey Beauties;

Happy Monday, I decided to start the week off with a bang , had a well deserved rejuvenating  Sunday and refueled for any possible challenges ahead. In this post I wanted to share a few of my monthly favorites.

1. Milani Amore Matte lip Creme

These cremes are the bomb, they go on quiet easily and dries to a clean matte finish, Milani cosmetic is one of those affordable brands that I have never been disappointed in. The colours stay brilliant for hours. The applicator is quiet sufficient for applying the liquid to matte formula . I am the proud owner of ;15 Gorgeous ,16 sweetheart  and 18 Obsession .I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed in the results. https://milanicosmetics.com/Amore-Matte-Lip-Creme.html

2. City Color Highlight Palette

One of the wonderful things about this highlighter is that it looks great on any skin type , it possesses a satin finish and is quiet buildable.That particular overwhelming effect that you might feel if your new to highlighters and quiet unsure how to apply will certainly be less. Throughout the packaging is quiet attractive and the colours are visible even without opening. It fits just about any budget and small enough to fit into any makeup kits for those travel moments.
https://milanicosmetics.com/Amore-Matte-Lip-Creme.html
3.City Color Waterproof Mascara

 Lashes for days😍😍😍, the applicator wand is designed to separate and lengthen the Lashes, and the handle grips comfortable in the hand. At a cost of less than 4USD the quality of the product is excellent.

http://citycolorcosmetics.com/eyes/mascara/water-proof-mascara-black/#.WDy9esvdpnE

4.Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder

There is just not enough that I can speak of this product.The lack of silver luster on the cover just goes to show how often I have reached for this product. This has been one of my better makeup investments that has stood the test of time and the test when placed among many luxury brands. It’s versatility is one that can be boast about by few setting powders. The fear of the  chalky cake face is non-existing when it comes to this product .It’s quiet flash friendly and fits great with a  wide range of skin type.

http://sachacosmetics.shopgate.com/item/38322d383830
4. Bangles

 I received these as a gift from my dad’s visit to Israel, I am quiet in love with the colour and   the  excellent craftsmanship, I have been wearing them quiet a bit and gotten so many complements.

5.Beaded Faux Leather Clutch

The sparkle and shimmer of this clutch makes it quiet perfect for the upcoming party season. Its perfect to hold your phone, a small compact, travel size lotion,perfume and an intimate pack of wipes for freshing up . The colours coordination reflects a tribal and unique vibe.

http://bagtobrag.com/beaded-faux-leather-clutch/shop/f21-beaded-faux-leather-clutch

Let me know what some of your current favorites are. Thank you for stopping by 🤗🤗.

Denique.

Pasta Crave 

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success- Swami Sivananda

Hey Beauties:

So I was having one of those lazy moments in the kitchen department and really wanted to do something that wouldn’t take much time and effort. After brainstorming I decided to do a one pot pasta dish.

Items Needed

San Giorgio (simply perfect pasta) – Ziti

Frozen veggies 

2 cup water 

Salt

Alfredo Sauce 

Pepper 

Butter 

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil and add vegetables Add pasta and cook for 8 to 15 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter into cream over low heat. Add salt and pepper …
  3. Add pasta to sauce.

The preparation time fitted quiet well with my busy schedule and other plans I had for the day .For this and any other pasta dishes the addition of meat can be done depending on one’s preference. This meal would also taste devine served with a glass of well chilled Moscato. 

I always love a tasty one pot pasta dish and this one was just as amazing. Let me know what other pasta dishes you have tried.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend. 

Denique

Forever Beautiful 

 

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself – Coco Chanel  

Hey Beauties;

The weekend is a time for relaxation planning and refocusing for the week ahead. We use so much of our energy each day to fulfill numerous tasks ,we are each deserving of a time away from all the stress, a time to just “Breath” releasing all tension and life concerns.

https://www.cleanandclear.com/facial-cleansers/morning-burst-shine-control-cleanser
Waking up to a tantalizing burst of morning sunshine coupled with these clean and clear shine control cleanser and facial scrub is a wonderful feeling to start everyday. A spa like experience becomes present and just the smell brings a sense of calm and peace. The scrub is gentle enough to be used daily combined with the cleaner to remove any dirt or grime from the face , stimulating tired facial muscles.

This 100%  Home Made Coconut Oil  was produced in Jamaican by Jesse James Manufacturing .I swear if you ask me any question coconut oil is the  answer, lol. Being an island girl and experiencing the wonderful benefits of coconut oil, it’s beauty and culinary contribution is very diverse. I often time mix this oil with a bit of my lotions when applying just to prolong the level of moisture provided. The spray bottle is quiet convenient and allows for proper distribution when used in the hair as a moisturizer.

http://m.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=52141836
Bath and Body Works have always been one of those brands that is constantly present among my beauty products . The wide variety of scents in the collection allows for greater experiment and the struggle of getting bored is highly unlikely. The combination of Vitamin E and Shea  in Love and Sunshine both work to improve the quality and the texture of the skin.

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Forever Elizabeth exudes an ultra feminine and flowery scent. I received it as a gift from my aunt and totally fell in love. The combing effect of  amber and jasmine allows it to be casual enough for everyday use without having an overwhelming impact as well as the unique shape and prism like quality of the bottle also holds much appeal.

I would love to hear about your current beauty favorites and the products that you would recommend for an at home spa day.

Thanks for stopping by. 🤗😍

Denique.

Blush

“In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”-Unknown

Hey Beauties;

Happy Monday everyone, I hope this week will be one that allows you to step out of your comfort zone and start to view the many opportunities offered by life , allow each step to push you closer towards your dreams.

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Self-reflection has always been an avenue to allow one to refocus on the areas  in life that matters most. I must admit that getting all glammed up and just taking a timeout is one of the most effective medicine of all, it allows for the refueling of both the mind and body, and allows also for the possibility of creative thinking.

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http://www.forever21.com/Mobile/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=dress&ProductID=2000163154&VariantID=&utm_source=opmpros&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Hy3bqNL2jtQ&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-.IfF7XGjFhOgzZSxDSVKnA (similar)

I aimed for a level of serenity while selecting my outfit , the blush shift dress is one of those items of clothing that’s quiet convenient and required little or no effort to put together. Strappy animal print sandals were paired with the dress to create a more edgy look.

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I hope that as the week progresses you all will place greater effort and emphasis on brainstorming ideas that hopefully will result in realities over time.

Continue to have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by.

Denique.

Fall into You- Floral Bomber Jacket and Bodycon Dress

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”Steve Maraboli

 

Hey Beauties:

It seems as if I have been MIA for soooo long and I hope you all are doing fabulous.For some,Fall is a beautiful reminder that the festive season is just around the corner, While for others it’s the time of year that allows you to go an extra mile on the layering. Bomber Jackets are an ideal transitional piece as it compliments the simplest of outfits and should be incorporated into any wardrobe. The concept of less is more goes a long way as with any outfit.

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http://www.wetseal.com/floral-camo-print-bomber-jacket-52648847.html?dwvar_52648847_color=306#start=32 (Similar)

 

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The Bodycon dress which was a casual piece that I have had for a number of years really worked well with the concept of the outfit and it really a wonderful way to incorporate late summer pieces into your fall wardrobe.

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I have been currently enjoying my faux locs as a protective style for the past week and a half.

 

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I chose a block heel ghillie to complement the outfit. These sandal types are trendy yet comfortable, and works perfectly with pants, dresses, shorts or skirts.
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Fashion should be used as a very expressive avenue which ultimately develops into greater passion.
Thanks  you for stopping by.
Denique.

Orange is the New Black

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself- George Bernard Shaw. 

Hey Beauties:

I hope you all are having a fabulous week, remember with every new day its a great opportunity to create new hopes and dreams. I was commissioned to create a few floral pieces for a client’s wedding which the ceremony took place over the weekend. I was so captivated with the colours which really reminded me of a vibrant summer sunset in all its glory and gave me much joy to get creative with them.

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The floral pieces were a combination of yellow-orange Sunset Roses, white Chrysanthemums, Italian Ruscus and to top it all off the addition of Baby’s-breath to create a balance and calming effect.

 

DSC_0273 (2) The colours were much fitting for the vibrant summer time and went well with the theme and mood that the happy couple was aiming for.

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I must say self praise is certainly no recommendation and i am presently tooting my own horn, i was truly pleased with the results  and so were the couple.

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How could I really forget to include the orange spider flower( this was sprayed on the outer edges with orange to create an ombre  effect, these were incorporated within the bouquets to achieve  a slightly tropical effect.

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The Corsages and Boutonnieres for the groomsmen and mothers of the couple were the added bonus to the bouquets, a splash of blue sprayed chrysanthemum was added to some. This would hold true to the colour scheme the happy couple had chosen for their big day.

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A touch of creativity goes a long way .Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Day

Denique.