About Me

Hello Everyone!

Chevy

My name is Chevy Monique, and welcome to my blog. I am 29 years young, and will be graduating from Texas State University in Fall of 2015. I am so excited for what my future has in store for me. I am absolutely in love with all things Beauty. I embrace my girly side to the fullest extent. My motto is One life, One chance.

I have always wanted to start this blog, but I am finally putting my words into action.I am creating this blog in part for my FDOM class at TSU, to express my vision, and to produce content that will help women embrace their beauty. I am a makeup fanatic, and I am in love with everything beauty related. From time to time I create content on my youtube channel involving natural hair and fashion. I plan to expand my content to include makeup as well.

I am a natural hair enthusiast, and enjoy trying and reviewing natural hair products. I may be just a tad bit addicted to buying new things. I love to try new hairstyles, and protective styling as well. Join me on my adventure to find the perfect product. ( or at least to see if it may even exist at all.)

Love,

Chevy

Final Class Post……

Hello Everyone,

This will be my final post for my FDOM class, but I am not leaving you because I really enjoy blogging from time to time. I found that blogging here on WordPress is a very effective tool to market your brand. I would have to say that most social media sites provide you with an outlet to be able to market yourself.

I think snapchat would have to be my least favorite social media tool. Honestly, once I actually learn to use it correctly I am pretty sure I will become obsessed, but for now I am a fan of WordPress, instagram, and twitter.

I would like for my blog to grow into a place that makeup lovers can come to to see whats new and happening or just to see some swatches to help with their purchasing decisions. I will continue to use WordPress, instagram, and twitter to market my brand. This Blog post is bittersweet as it is my last assignment before graduation, and I cannot wait. Good Bye Texas State University!

Texas State University – Round Rock Campus

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Photo taken by Chevy Monique

My favorite Palette’s: Lorac Unzipped Cheek Palette

 

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Photo courtesy of Ulta

Lorac Unzipped Cheek Palette is a super-sexy pearlized palette that comes with 2 matte and 2 shimmer universally flattering blushes. it is stated to be a $100 value. While I am not to sure how accurate that is, I must say that I am rather happy to have this in my collection for only $25.00. I am a huge fan of the Lorac unzipped and unzipped gold, so I already knew that I had to have this in my collection.

I think the blushes are extremely gorgeous and flatter any skintone. This palette can be purchased at ulta.com only, and I believe it is limited edition.

Shades:

  • Underrated (matte peach)
  • Unashamed (matte pink)
  • Unapologetic (shimmer bronze)
  • Unimaginable (shimmer coral)

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Ingredients include: Talc, Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Methicone, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Kaolin, Lauroyl Lysine, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410:2). *Contains Carmine as a color additive.

My review of my classmates blog ! Another politically incorrect blog

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Image courtesy of Another Politically Incorrect Blog

I originally only looked at my classmates blogs because it was required for my class assignment to be honest, but I am very glad that I did. While everyones blogs were so very different and interesting the one that stood out to me the most was Brittany’s Another Politically Incorrect Blog. I felt very compelled to read through each post versus just looking through the pictures which I tend to do from time to time.

I have to admit I do not follow the news as much as I should. Normally I do get all my news from social media. I had no idea that “Anonymous” released names of alleged KKK members, but Brittany’s blog post has intrigued me to do more research into the situation. All things done in the dark will eventually come to light is my opinion on the matter. I feel that the KKK members should be exposed just the same as anonymous will someday become exposed as well.

I look forward to reading more of Brittany’s blogs in the future as I am a firm believer in #BlackLivesMatter. Most of all #AllLivesMatter. I have a bi-racial family and we are all as equally important. Unfortunately racism exist from every angle still in the world today, and I think we will always have to fight just a bit harder because of the color of our skin.

Check out Brittany’s Blog!!!

Another Politically Incorrect Blog

Lorac Pro Mega 2 Palette !

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Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2 became available at Ulta on October 4th! Some of us were able to pick this up a few days earlier at the pre-sale for Platinum members..

This palette has 32 shadows:  16 mattes and 16 shimmers.

Shades:

  • 1st Row: Porcelain (matte), Custard (matte), Tawny (matte), Burlap (matte), Melon (matte), Tangerine (matte), Saddle (matte), Forest (matte)
  • 2nd Row: Bisque (matte), Lavender (matte), Purple (matte), Sorbet (matte), Goji (matte), Cabernet (matte), Ash (matte), Black (matte)
  • 3rd Row: Sugar (shimmer), Chiffon (shimmer), Prosecco (shimmer), Soft Plum (shimmer), Cinnamon (shimmer), Sandstone (shimmer), Gunmetal (shimmer), Blue Quartz (shimmer)
  • 4th Row: Moonlight (shimmer), Seashell (shimmer), Peony (shimmer), Dark Sienna (shimmer), Penny (shimmer), Olivine (shimmer), Gold Leaf (shimmer), Black Ivy (shimmer)

The Palette is still available for sale at Ulta for $59.00, but it is limited edition so snag this while you can!

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Picture courtesy of temptalia.com because we love her oh so much!

I have always wanted the regular Lorac Pro  and Lorac Pro 2 palettes, and I decided I couldn’t pass up on the Mega Pro 2 palette with the cost being so close to just one palette with all the colors that are included. I was surprised at how well this product blends and how creamy  the texture is. I wasn’t sure if I liked the colors in this as much as the regular Pro palette, but as soon as I swatched them I was just in love!!! The colors are so beautiful!

Mac Magic of the Night Holiday 2015 Makeup Collection Highlighter & Bronzer !

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Both images courtesy of Mac Cosmetics

MAC Magic of the Night Holiday 2015 Makeup Collection features shimmering new eye shadows, tempting lipsticks, 1 highlighter, 1 bronzer/highlighter and more. The collection became available in stores this October 2015, and the highlighters sold out almost instantly. The collection was highly anticipated for all Mac lovers out there, and I was so luck to get both at $33.00 US dollars each!

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Shaft of Gold – deep bronze – Highlighter/Bronzer

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Oh, Darling – metallic gold – Highlighter

Swatch images courtesy of Temptalia

Oh Darling quickly became the most popular, and most anticipated makeup item in the collection. It is said to be a dupe for a Mac previously released limited edition highlighter called Whisper of Guilt. I was not luck enough to get my hands on that one. I am very happy that I managed to snag this one, and look forward to putting this baby to work for the holiday season.

The underdog award goes to the Mac Shaft of Gold. I believe shaft of gold is still being sold at Macy’s. So be sure to check there if you are interested. I absolutely love this color on my dark skin as a highlighter. Its a lil dark for pale skin, but I honestly feel that all skin tones can get some beautiful looks with this highlighter.  What have you been loving from the collection???

Mobile App Post

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Images are courtesy of http://www.appypie.com/

Hello Everyone,

I created a mobile app using Appy Pie. The main reason for creating the app was for my class assignment. I really enjoyed creating the app, and maybe in the future I will decide to launch something similar.

The app is named Makeup Swatches. The app was created to be a gallery of makeup swatches on various different skin tones. The app is intended to showcase make up swatches to assist all my fellow makeup lovers in seeing the true color of various make up products.

Time after time, I find myself searching for the right color blush or foundation online to get the item during a flash sale. The app I created will have a gallery of swatches as its home screen, and the ability to share photos to facebook, twitter, instagram, and pinterest. I also added an about me section, and link to my wordpress blog for more detailed reviews on some of the products in the gallery.

Holiday Beauty Steal 2015 Palette Edition – 2

Urban Decay
Vice4  $60.00 US

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Picture Courtesy of Urban Decay

Now I am not sure if This one can be considered a Holiday palette, but since it is a New Limited Edition I think that’s good enough. The set is also Limited Edition so GRAB it while you can. The colors are so Gorgeous!!

This set contains:
– 20 shadows, 16 G / 0.6 OZ.
– Large mirror
– Double-ended shadow and crease brush
– Coordinating bag

  1. Bones (oyster satin with pearl)
  2. Grip (taupe matte with iridescent micro-glitter)
  3. Deadbeat (black satin with micro-glitter)
  4. Beat Down (deep metallic violet with blue micro-glitter)
  5. Pandemonium (metallic plum w/iridescent micro-glitter),
  6. Framed (light neutral matte-satin)
  7. Fast-ball (metallic peachy pink with micro-glitter)
  8. 1985 (metallic fuchsia with fuchsia micro-glitter)
  9. Underhand (burgundy-brown satin)
  10. Harlot (metallic lavender)
  11. Discreet (soft dusty mauve matte)
  12. Grasshopper (metallic emerald w/green micro-glitter)
  13. C-Note (frosted green with micro-glitter)
  14. Arctic (bright teal with tonal sparkle)
  15. Robbery (deep metallic brown-gunmetal)
  16. Bitter (reddish brown matte)
  17. Flame (bright orange with gold micro-glitter)
  18. Low (brown matte with iridescent micro-glitter)
  19. Crowbar (black with golden metallic pearl/micro-glitter)
  20. Delete (deep chestnut brown matte-satin)

swatches

The Urban Decay Vice4 eyeshadows are very pigmented, smooth, and creamy. I am in love with the texture of Urban decay eyeshadows. I have to say that they definitely did not disappoint when creating this palette. Urban Decay has released a series of Vice palettes with the Vice4 being their newest addition to this amazing collection.

Available for Sale at:
Urban Decay
Ulta
Sephora

Holiday Beauty Steal 2015 Palette Edition – 1

Make Up For Ever

15 Artist Shadow Pallet $59.00 US

~Limited Edition~
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Image courtesy of Sephora

The set is Limited Edition. (so GRAB it while you can) The 15 Artist Shadow Palette was recently released as a part of the Make Up For Ever Holiday Collection 2015. Makeup forever has (in my opinion) some of the BEST eyeshadows on the market today. They are very creamy, and pigmented. The shades included are listed below:

1.    I 528 Pearl
2.    S 522 Pinky Nude
3.    I 550 Olive Gray
4.    I 524 Pink Beige
5.    I 662 Amber Brown
6.    D 826 Fig
7.    I 916 Frosted Mauve
8.    I 922 Electric Purple
9.    D 830 Black Rose
10.   D 236 Lagoon Blue
11.   S 228 Petrol Blue
12.   ME 216 Electric Blue
13.   ME 122 Snow
14.   S 114 Pearl Gray
15.   S 102 Onyx

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This set contains:

– 15 shadows / 0.06 oz Eye shadows
– Step-by-step guide

The set can be found at online at Sephora online, and may be in the stores in the next couple weeks. My stores in Austin, TX said its usually 2 weeks after it launches online which I believe was today. You will not want to miss this sale. These eyeshadows are priced at a steal !