Sunday, October 3, 2010

What's Pearlie Been Up To?

Hello My Diva Fashionistas!

It's been a minute since I've had an opportunity to have some one-on-one time with all of y'all.
Things in Pearlie's world have been going quite well. This summer Pearlie B's had its first Summer Trunk Show. The show was a success...the word is finally getting out and all the lovely diva fashionistas in attendance were pleased and had a great time!

Shortly after the 2010 Summer Trunk show Pearlie B's had a small showing at Town West Mall in Wichita, KS. Pearlie B's was afforded the opportunity to show at a Girl Scout lock-in with The Princess Galleria ( This show was another opportunity to get the word out to the diva fashionistas of Wichita, KS.

In the next few weeks, Pearlie B's schedule will be slam packed. If you want to keep up on your accessories game, Pearlie B's will be at the following locations for the months of October and November.

Saturday, October 16th:

Today's Journey Praise Dance Expo in Wichita, KS @ The Orpheum Theater

Saturday, October 23rd:

Today's Journey Praise Dance Expo in Kansas City, MO; Location TBA

Saturday, November 7th:

Pearlie B's Christmas Trunk Show- Invite Only
To get your invitation send an email to; in the subject line put CHRISTMAS TRUNK SHOW

Saturday, November 13th:

Covenant Annual Bazaar and Soup Auction; Location TBA

Saturday, November 27th:

Kingman Chamber of Commerce; Location Kingman, KS

If you're unable to catch Pearlie B's at any of the aforementioned venues do not hesitate to contact us via email at or via Facebook

Pearlie B's Lounge and Boutique looks forward to hearing from you soon and don't forget about the Christmas packages coming up soon. Packages starting as low as $5.00.


I Whip My Hair Back and Forth

"Hop up out the bed, turn my swag no attention
to them haters cause we whip em off...
I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair back and forth."
-Willow Smith, "I Whip My Hair Back and Forth"

Okay, so Willow Smith's club banger, "I Whip My Hair Back and Forth" is sooo my new anthem! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE hair and when I get 'THE LUSCIOUS' (that's whay I call my weave...ain't no shame in my game) I don't have any problems whippin it back and forth on them haters, even if it's long or short!

So today's question for you diva fashionista's is what hair styles are appropriate for certain occasions?

Most people would say down for casual, everyday look and semi-up or all the way up for a more formal event. Well guess what? Times are changing and DOWN is the new formal and UP is the new everyday look.

The Semi-Up do: Half Up/Half Down:

This 'do can be done any time of day. To make this look work, accessories are a must.
For casual semi-up dos add feathers, flowers or some other fun accessory. For a more formal, evening look add jewels or fancy hair pins.

To get your fun hair accessories visit or contact Pearlie B's Lounge and Boutique via email at

Waves and Curls:

Since DOWN is the new UP when it comes to formal do's waves and curls are all the rave!
Waves and curls give women a more glamorous, sexy and feminine look.
The great thing about waves and curls is they can be worn day or night.


Ponytails, one of the most basic do's that has stood the test of time. No matter if you have short, medium or long hair you can rock the ponytail style. if you are going to wear a ponytail, don't forget to add a little FLAIR by covering the hair elastic with some of your own hair, a ribbon or some other accessory.

The beauty of the ponytail is that it's so versatile. You can make it high, low, to the side, sticking up, it's whatever you want to do! You can braid it, twist it, leave it messy, slick it back...WHATEVER! The choice is yours, make it happen!

The key to rockin out these styles is to make it your own and strut the sidewalk, cat walk, or wherever you walk with all the confidence in the world. WHIP YOUR HAIR, WHIP YOUR HAIR!


New Season, New Make Up

Smoke those eyes, define those cheeks, line those lips, and apply those lashes. That's the battle cry for all diva fashionistas that LOVE make-up. Before you can smoke the eyes, define the cheeks, lips and lashes you have to have the BASICS in your make up bag. The season is changing, so it's time for all you diva fashionistas to change up that make-up. Listed below are the suggested changes for the season.

A Good Concealer

A good concealer is an ABSOLUTE must! Concealer can be used for just about can be used to hide unwanted flaws, highlighter to define brows, a primer for eyeshadow and lips. If you don't have a favorite I suggest these two items.

SPLURGE: MAC SPF 35 Concealer; Price: $16.50
SAVE: L.A. Colors; Price: $1.99

My favorite is L.A. Colors. At $1.99, you can't beat it and if you're on a budget, this is the concealer for you, sista!

A Good Foundation

Just like a house needs a good foundation on which to build, your face is the exact same. Your foundation should work miracles on your skin. I absolutely love MAC Liquid Studio FX. the liquid FX gives great coverage. If you have to splurge on ONE make-up item, this should definitely be IT!

A Good Blush

Anyone who knows me knows I ABSOLUTELY love blush! Blush is a MUST!!! Blush puts the finishing touches on your look. My favorite blushes are MAC of course, but I love to find good buys at my neighborhood beauty supply (S/O to Upscale Beauty Supply in Wichita, KS!)


Along with your eyebrows, your lashes are the frame of your eyes, so having a great mascara is an absolute MUST! When searching for a mascara, search for one that does NOT run and that's easy to remove. My favorite SPLURGE item is Dior Show by Dior. I have several SAVE items: Colossal Volume by Maybelline and any Rimmel product.

Colors of the Season

NYC Fashion Week just came to a close a couple of weeks ago and the HAUTE colors are in...Are you ready for them?


Brown, but not just any old brown is an IT color for the season. As of now, camel is the new color to rock out. In addition to rockin the camel, expect to see intense browns, golden browns, luminescent browns and beige.

To build your own brown palette for little of nothing, visit

Up Next...Purple and Violet

Using purples and violets to smoke your eyes out for an evening look is the new thing to do. If you're inexperienced get some practice in before taking the look to the streets.

Last but not least...Nude

Nude is a perfect 'color' when you're trying to go for the effortless beauty look. Nude shadows are a great base and look great when paired with the browns, purples and violets.

If you have the time and the funds, hit your local make-up counter or shop online and give these great fall colors a whirl. I trust you won't be disappointed.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Juicy Got Ya Crazy

Do you want to have juicier lips, but not so sure how to achieve the look? Well, I have some tips for you that will help you get the juiciest lips on the block.

First things first, before you start doing anything to your lips you must PREPARE them. To prepare your lips, you can use an exfoliant, moisturizing or protecting balm. Exfoliants, moisturizers and balms smooth the lips over, eliminating wrinkles thus making them ready to be made up. A great exfoliant for your lips is Yves St. Laurent's Balm Nourissant. The Yves St. Laurent exfoliant not only moisturizes the lips, it removes small bits of skin that make lips appear healthier and ready to be made up.

To make your lip gloss and/or lipstick last a little longer try applying concealer, foundation or face powder over the lips to last longer. The use of concealer, foundation or face powder on the lips allows the lipstick/gloss to stick a little longer.

Lipliner completes to look! When selecting your lipliner, select a liner that is close in color to the tone of the lipstick or gloss chosen. When lining your lips, make sure you follow the natural shape of your lips. If you make an error when lining the lip, correct it by blending the line with your fingertips towards the center of the lips and filling in the center with lipliner. AND...Voila! You have it, JUICY lips!