Friday, November 20, 2009

NYX fever

Salaams and Salutations all,

Soooo I found a deal on some NYX products so I decided to try them out. I bought 3 Mega Shine lipglosses from Ebay. Joy's Cosmetics is a great seller of NYX. Check out her. Anywhoo, as you already know I've purchased some Round NYX lipglosses from Cherry Culture in May and I REALLY liked them. I had been checking out NYX reveiws on YouTube and decided to try them out.

I purchased 6 from Joy's Cosmetics: Plum (love it), POP, Vanilla (great nude), Africa, Copper Penny and Lollipop. I use them with a MAC liner, either Chesnut or Cork.
NYX Mega Shine l/g: PLUM
NYX Mega Shine l/g : POP
NYX Mega Shine l/g: Vanilla **great nude**
NYX Mega Shine l/g: Africa
NYX Mega Shine l/g: Coppy Penny
NYX Mega Shine l/g: Lillipop

Now Temptalia did a post on the NYX Mega shine lipgloss in:
She gave the product a B, check the post out here. She complained of the smell but said they go on well and are highly pigmented. A YouTuber claimed that they are doups for MAC lusterglass lipglosses. I really like the fact that they are NOT sticky!!

I'll say that NYX MEGA Shine lip gloss have a RANGE of colors for ALL types of beauties. No they don't last 'all day', but I expect to have to reapply so its not a big deal. For the PRICE ($3.00 a piece on Ebay) they are deal!!

For you frugal fashionista's out there I've collected some discount NYX sellers for you. Please note that all were recommended by YouTube Make up Gurus after their purchasing experience. Check them out. I'd love to hear how you feel about NYX glosses: Round or Mega Shine.

Ms Cuppy Cakes

Nonpareil boutique

Shop Craze

Umm Amirah

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Getting the Job done: Make up Tools

Salaams and Saluations Beauties!!!

So are you digging the NYC trip? I am!!! I'm getting the goody bags together as we speak!!

Anywhoo. Soooo Umm Amirah is on a 'make up fast' till the end of the year (le sigh), so I'm going to do this post about TOOLS. Tools are essential to created the perfect LOOK. Whether it's natural, nuetral or OUT THERE, if you don't have the right tools its NOT going to look right.

On YouTube, The Island Beauty has a great view of her tools. Now mind you, she lives in Japan and has access to tools not availalb state side. She uses MAC tools as well.

For ME, right now, I have Sonia Kashuk brushes from Target (great great great brushes) and some E.L.F studio brushes (great great brushes as well), that you can get from Target as well. E.L.F is a good place to start. Studio brushes are about $3.00 a piece. You can buy a start up set for like $10 on the website. I'm not sure if they have ALL the E.L.F stuff in Target stores as of yet.

The Sonia brushes I have are:

the powder brush
the foundation brush
the small eye shadow brush
the big eye shaddow brush

Here are a list of my ELF brushes:
eyeshaddow 'C' brush ( I want another)
fan brush
complextion brush
blush brush (which I use for bronzer)
small smudge brush

Coast Scents also has some economically friendly brushes. From the reviews on the site and YouTube they have some that are comparable to MAC brushes. Check them out here. They have badger hair brushes and synthetic brushes.

I'm not use if MAC is the bar..but they have some good brushes as well. If you want the FULL MONTEY of MAC brushes, check out Karlasugar here. She does a GREAT job of showing you all the brushes.

I have a MAC brush wish list:

I plan to pick these up in January when I go to NYC (due to my make up /make up related fast-lol)

Also there are sponges that I use for cream blushs, my Sephora eye lash curler (works great $5) and various lip brushes (CARGO) for my compact lippies.

What tools do you own?

B Beautiful

Umm Amirah

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

BU Event: NY State of Mind

Asalaam Alaikum & Salutaions Beauties!!!!!!!!

I've been trying to get to NYC since I left last december. I had sooooo much fun. So I've planned a BU trip. Join us for FOOD, FUN, Shopping, a SHOW and did I say FUN?

The Itinerary is a work in progress, but here is what I can share with you at this time:


7pm: Dinner at Folukie (zabiha)
Live jazz/ 'Get to Know You' games and goodies

10am-Train to NYC Museums
'Umm AminaHonests' Choice'-- our resident artist taking us to her FAVS

Beautiful Ummah NY State of Mind Dinner
More gifts and goodies
Questions and Answers
Meet and Greet
Location: Yemeni Cafe


10am - ME Time
D'Mai Urban Spa
(you make your own appointments)

3pm Lunch-
328 Lenox Ave
New York, NY


10am- Souqing
Jamacia, NY

1pm- Depart

We are currently looking for women to share a brownstone apartment in Brooklyn. Please email me for more info @ ummamirah(at)beautifulummah (dot)com.

We'd love to meet fellow beauty bloggers, Youtubers and sister's in NYC.

For your listening pleasure!!

More to come.

B Beautiful,

Umm Amirah