For the past 3 or four months, I can honestly say there is a love/hate relationship between myself and the Allure Beauty Box. Like that great-aunt with the terrible garlic breath that you know is going to give you an awesome present for the holidays. Or that hideous relationship that you were absolutely happy ended but you missed the kisses. Its like….urgh! From the first box that I got, there was something in there for me and something in that box that totally made me want to pack it back up, put it in my car and drop it off at one of my friends’ house as a gift. Like what’s the point?

     One of the many perks of getting the Allure Beauty Box is that it exposes you to beauty and skincare companies all over the world that you probably never heard of. You also get the chance to try products that have come out in makeup stores that you may have been a bit apprehensive of spending the money on trying.

     There are numerous products that I’d wanted to try but did not want to spend the money on a possible makeup-fail. Products like the Eyeko’s ‘Eye Do’ Liquid Eyeliner, Make Up For Ever’s Artist Liquid Matte Liquid Lipstick, and Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter. Now one of the main issues (probably the only true issue) that I’ve had with Allure is that the products that are sent….I’m simply not interested in the skin products, only the makeup products.

     Yes, I understand that I will very well miss out on the next best thing if I don’t keep myself open to all things but the makeup industry is what seems to be evolving the fastest. I mean, who can’t just use some Neutrogena and some H2O+ NightTime Moisture-Lock and call it a day for the skincare routine? I’m just saying gurl….Allure gotta step the makeup game up.

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Zetta heel at What’s Your Chic

Dangerously hot best describes the Zetta, the newest addition to Hades signature spinal heel collection. This pump is decorated all around with silver, metal spikes and several bigger spikes on the toe and heel. Finish: Matte

 

 

 

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If you are into skincare and have heard companies like Bliss, one the other well-known companies is known as H2OPlus, formally known as simply H2O. This brand is known for being one those skincare companies that takes pride in leading the industry in the products that they provide to their customers. The interesting thing that I’ve found out about H2OPlus over the years is that its mainly has been leading in the skincare industry in its own right off of word of mouth. Yes that’s right, just take a second and think about it…..when have you seen a H2OPlus commercial? Exactly, that proves my point.

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Originally based out of Chicago, Illinois, this company’s new home is in the thriving city of San Francisco. Unlike other companies that take on the opportunity of capitalizing on success immediately, Ms. Cindy Melk is the not only the owner, but also the founder and CEO of this LLC (way to go small business!). Established in 1989, H2OPlus has been rumored to have moved its location to cater more to global marketing and offering its products more openly to the Asian market. You can find H2OPlus on their website or at stores that carry them officially (Ulta stores, TJMaxx, etc.).

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    Oh goodness, let me just be open with you….I absolutely could not wait to complete my articles for Midwest Fashion Week because of the beautiful designs. I will go back and give you some insight into a few of the designers, but you gotta see these collections! Enjoy it and share with your friends and let them know there’s more to come. Click on each photo to get a closer view  ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨

 

 

 

 

 

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     Throughout my travels in an unbiased quest to bring to my audience fashion and the unique designers behind them, my recent travels took me into the city of Chicago, affectionately known as the ‘Heart of America’. My destination in the Windy City? Midwest Fashion Week of course, which was founded and guided by Mr. Berny Martin.

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Berny Martin: Founder of Midwest Fashion Week and Catou Wear

As a fan of Mr. Martin’s work, I have followed Midwest Fashion Week over the years as they have acquired numerous mentions in notable magazines such as IndyStar.com (USA Today)ELLE Men, and Ok! Magazine. Midwest Fashion Week not only brings forth talent and visions via the runway, but also raises money for charities and non-profit organizations.

     Mr. Martin is no ordinary Haitian-born gentleman with just ‘good taste’, but an international fashion revolutionary in his own right. Notably a graduate of Purdue University, Berny Martin is also the Founder and CEO of Catou Wear, which serves on leaps and bounds beyond simply ‘made’ fashion designs.

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Gown designed by Berny Martin

     Martin’s Catou Wear brings on a personalization of tailoring, sophistication, elegance and flare. His love and passion for customizing designs to compliment the client’s personality proves true, even in his own personal attire. A gentleman indeed and a lover of the craft, Berny Martin has been bringing stunning artistry to the runway all over the world. I personally came into contact with Catou Wear via Couture Fashion Week in 2015, Times Square, New York. 

As I bring to you the designers of MidWest Fashion Week, please know that hard work, dedication and love of the art assisted Mr. Berny Martin and his team in making this magic come to life. 

 

 

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Revolution

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The Task Force of LAPD recently raided LA’s Fashion District, seizing over $700,000 worth of counterfeit makeup products like Urban Decay’s Naked palette series, Kylie Cosmetics, NARS, and MAC. An LAPD spokesperson stated that 21 different locations were raided and the makeup was ‘found to contain bacteria and human waste.’ (Miriam Hernandez with ABC7.com). 

 

Someone please contact that friend and that YouTuber that has been using these products for our enjoyment and spread the word!!!! Please don’t buy fake makeup. Its unsafe and you have no idea what is in those products. Save the coin and just go to your favorite makeup store….its safer 💕

 

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    On last night, Beyonce, Michelle Williams, and Kelly Rowland reunited at Coachella to put on a reunion show. Do we need to remind you that they did not disappoint? There’s no doubt that everyone was one their feet cheering as the talented trio performed some of their hits as “Say My Name’, ‘Lose My Breath’, and ‘Solider’. Needless to say that the performance will rival many Destiny’s Child performances from the past and any in the future gurl!!!!! Funny thing is Destiny’s Child performance outweighed Beyonce’s performance with Jay-Z.  What do you think?

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