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A childhood interest for art and design grew into a passion for all things beauty. Currently, I’m still smitten.


Another Basketball Wives Beauty Collection: E by Evelyn Cosmetics

I should have known TraCey Jones was up on this beauty tidbit.  She shares an obsession with Basketball Wives' EVELYN LOZADO:  shimmery shadows Seems the reality tv star recently launched her own cosmetic line E by Evelyn -- brilliant color shadow palettes (looks similar to the Crown Brush set) and glittery pigments along with makeup brushes.  You can expect more from this brand:  blushes, bronzers, lipwear, lipgloss and nail polish soon.

If  bold color, shimmer and glitter is your thing, then this collection is perfect for you.  E by Evelyn is exclusively available at  but will be available at select retailers at a later date.  Would you try these products?  Have you?  Please share details here!


Billboard Music Awards 2012

Celebs seized the opportunity to switch things up at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards last night.  Check out these style chameleons.  Which looks were a hit or miss?

Brandy Norwood

Alicia Keys

Jurnee Smollett


Miley Cyrus

Katy Perry


e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set

e.l.f. STUDIO MAKEUP MIST & SET  has a product that sets your makeup for the entire day AND reduces shine and oil.  It's formulated with feel good ingredients like Vitamin E, aloe, cucumber and green tea to soothe skin and hydrates skin.  A few pumps of this lightweight, alcohol-free mist improves makeup wearability and prevents color from fading.  Sounds like a great product for those of us who can't be bothered with touch-ups throughout the day.  Plus it's only $3!

(Article:  GLAMOUR  Girls In the Beauty Dept)


Alexis Bittar Bangles with Swarovski Crystals

I'm not big on Lucite jewelry but these ALEXIS BITTAR pieces are quite the exception.  I think they put me in instant summer mode:  cocktails at a rooftop soiree, vacationing, and all the other grand activities we engage in when we show more skin. 

The Modernist Embraced bangle is a large hand sculpted Lucite bracelet embellished with 18k gold-plated brass, glittering pave and glass stones and Swarovski crystals with a magnetic clasp/$325.  Create a nice balance with the Miss Havisham skinny bangle hand set with Swarvoski crystals in 18k gold-plate brass (three other metals to choose from)/$195.  Both pieces are available at Nordstrom.

Alexis Bittar is an American jewelry designer and recipient of the 2010 CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year Award.