Tuesday, June 21, 2011


*Creeping to the stage like a 90's R&B group...*

*In my cool R&B singer voice*

'Hit me!'
'Take my money, my townhome (I don't have a house, house...LOL!), and car for one look at you, you could have it all...picking you up off the shelf is worse than drugs because I'm addicted to youuuuuuu...
You got me feenin (got me going crazy)
Shoes, you got me feenin. Feenin for YOUUUUU!!!

Whew! It's quite obvious I'm feenin, jonesin and all those other words that would describe how much I love, LOVE, LOVE shoes. This weekend I took a quick lil road trip to KC with some friends, saw the R. Kelly concert which was fabulous and did a little shopping! While on the trip I picked up a couple pairs of shoes and saw some shoes that I had me at HELLO! The cool thing about these shoes is they can all be purchased at Charlotte Russe, all are under $40.00 AND if you buy one pair you can get the second for $15.00. Two pairs of cute shoes for $50.00?! It doesn't get much better than that if you ask me!

Enjoy these great finds and pick some up if you can. I know I can't wait to get my hands on a few pairs!


Pair this with a nude skirt, shirt, pants, whatever...
You'll be hot to trot! < that was a throwback phrase...LOL!



Two Thumbs Up, Baby!

YES, YES, and YES!!!

Great Fall shoe...start building your Fall/Winter wardrobe now...
It'll be here before you know it!

Don't step on my blue suede shoes

The inspiration to the blog's title track...LOL!


Hello Lovelies!

Neons and Nudes are taking over the fashion scene this season. This dynamic color duo made an appearance in 2009 and it's back AGAIN! Rock this look out day or night! Good luck!


Nudes and Neons: 3

Old Navy sleeveless tank
$10 - oldnavy.gap.com

Kg leather pumps
£150 - kurtgeiger.com

Miu Miu hobo handbag
$1,650 - net-a-porter.com

CC SKYE yellow bangle
$76 - zappos.com

Kenneth Jay Lane hinged earrings
$63 - theoutnet.com

Prada glass shades
£162 - sunglasses-shop.co.uk

B Low the Belt pink belt
$129 - singer22.com

Trading Phrases | Wall Decals | Bamboo
$25 - tradingphrases.com

Friday, June 17, 2011

Dear MAC...

Dear MAC,

We've been together since high school. I remember when I was introduced to you by one of my friends (Candice Maynard) during study hall in the gym at The Woodlands High School. She showed me her new compact and it was so beautiful. From that moment, I knew that I had to figure out how to sneak to The Galleria to get my hands on you. After much plotting I was able to drive my awesome car (Black Camaro with custom detail and an engine that roared like no other...you couldn't tell me I wasn't the flyest high schooler...the boys called me Knight Rider...I'm digressing...sorry...reliving my youthful days) to the Galleria and get my hands on you, Studio FX NW45. It's been about 12 years and you've been so wonderful to me and I've even gotten to know some of your other friends Studio Tech NC50, Liquid Studio FX NW45, and a host of other beauties, BUT I think our time is up for now. I'm moving on, branching out to new products. My NEW fave of the moment is IMAN Cosmetics...I love the smoothness of the pressed powder and the great coverage. IMAN and I have only been together for about a week and so far so good. I'm going to branch out and try some of the collection's other friends in the near future.

Just because we're in an 'open relationship' now does not mean I won't come back...I'm just taking a break...exploring other options...you know how it is. I hope you understand.


The Bouje Beauty


Okay, lovelies...that was me being dramatic...LOL! So yeah, I'm branching out from MAC and giving IMAN Cosmetics a whirl...so far, so good. :) This product can be found at most Target and Wal-Mart stores. I purchased my pressed powder at a Target store in Chicago. If you're in the Wichita, KS area I know you can find the product at the Wal-Mart on 29th and Rock...as far as I know I think that's the only location in the city carrying the brand. If I see it somewhere else I'll be sure to let you know. This weekend I'll be grabbing some of the eyeshadow colors...I'm certain they'll be just as great as the pressed powder.

If you venture out and get some IMAN Cosmetics, be sure to let me know how you like them. Hit me up on the blog, FB (www.facebook.com/pblb08) or on Twitter PBLB08.

I look forward to hearing from you all!



The Woodlands High School...where I first
met MAC

Hello, IMAN Cosmetics...

Until next time, MAC...you will be missed...

IMAN Cosmetics...GET SOME!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

More FAVES....

Told you I'd have more faves before the week was over, but I guess I spoke too soon! I have two NEW faves to show now! One NEW fave is the Mehron Face Smoothie Sponge...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this sponge...it has a tip so you can get into the little corners of your eye to blend and it's simply amazing. My second NEW fave is the Mehron ProColor Ring Concealer. It's FANTASTIC and I LOVE it!

Be on the look out for more faves...don't be alarmed if I post another one some time this afternoon or tonite.


Get these products and much more at www.mehron.com

A Few Of My Favorite Things...

Hmmm...I guess you could say I'm in an Oprah kind of mood...LOL! As you all know I went to The Make-Up Show in Chicago this past weekend and I've been geeked ever since. While I was there I rekindled the flame with some products I already know and love and got acquainted with some new 'friends'. Below are a few of my favorite things from The Make-Up Show (I'm sure as the week goes on, I will come up with more things to add to the Favorite Things list) and some new things I'm jonesing for...I haven't had a jones in a minute...


The place where I rekindled flames with 'friends' of the past
and got acquainted with new 'friends'. FYI: 'Friends' = PRODUCTS
Loving my purchase from Big Girl Cosmetics...
not only are the products great, the story behind the
business is amazing and the owner is so kind! Will
be doing a solo-feature on this brand...

The Fan Brush: You'll be amazed with what you can
do with this creepy lookin lil brush!

Never was a big fan of glitter make-up, but after
going to The Make-Up Show I'm a BELIEVER
when it comes to glitter...don't worry...I won't
be running around the city lookin like a disco ball.

For all my shiny forehead divas...THIS. RIGHT. HERE. DIVAS.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED! Touch-Up Matte Finishing Anti-Shine Gel Treatment
by Mehron is AMAZING! For once in my life I went home after work NOT looking like
the BP oil spill took place on my face! LOVE this product and will be using it on all
of my clients!

Hello Old Friend...So glad to see you in

I'm JONESING for one of these shirts from up and coming
designer, Kristian Perkins of LBL Couture...solo feature on the
blog is coming soon! PS: Go 'LIKE' her FB Fan Page...you'll be glad you did!

Ahhhh...The Make-Up Show...

Hmmm...where should I begin? I guess I'll start with a few adjectives to describe my experience at The Make-Up Show...overwhelming, enlightening, empowering, informative, FABULOUS, GREAT, SPLENDID, MAGNIFICENT, AMAZING, OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD...I guess it's fair to say I'm GEEKED, EXCITED, EMPOWERED and ready to GET IT! If you're an aspiring ANYTHING, I encourage you to go to events where you can meet people who are interested in what you have to offer. If you're a hairstylist, go to hair shows, if you are into arts and crafts, go to arts and craft conventions...a blogger, go to blogger events...whatever your passion is JUMP all the way in and get exposed...network...do whatever you have to do that is legally, morally and ethically correct to get to where you want to go.

My experience at The Make-Up Show in Chicago was AMAZING! I met so many wonderful professional artists, freelance artists, and newbies galore. This event was by far one of the most amazing events I've ever attended, because I got to meet and see people who were interested and oh-so passionate about the one thing I LOVE, make-up!

At the show I had the opportunity to meet self-help author, educator, motivational speaker and advisor to freelance styling professionals, Crystal Wright; Oprah Winfrey's Make-Up Artist, Reggie Wells (have a great story to tell on that meeting...LOL!), uber-talented Make-Up Artist Sam Fine (my absolute fave), red carpet walkin, face beatin, tell it like it is Make-Up Artist Joanna Schlip; amazingly talented Mehron artist and creator of the Paradise Collection for Mehron Make-Up Artist Ginny Houle and a host of other amazing awesome people that I will be featuring on the blog over the next few weeks.

Words can't describe how AWESOME my day was at The Make-Up Show in Chicago...it's just one of those things you have to BE THERE to really understand where I'm coming from. Below, I've posted some pics to give you a taste of what you missed!

I can't wait to share some of the tips I learned over the next few weeks...you'll be amazed by all the things you can do with what you have at home and you don't even have to be a pro to do it!

Enjoy the pics, lovelies...


TEMPTU Airbrushing demonstration

TEMPTU Airbrushing demonstration

Smoky eye achieved with airbrushing

Lipstick application with airbrush

TEMPTU Cosmetics

TEMPTU Model...didn't catch her name...my bad?!

Yours Truly getting her airbrush on...
it's not as easy as it looks, folks!

TEMPTU artist, Nette (sp?) and I...great teacher!

Mehron Artist Airbrush Work...this face is BEAT!

MUA to media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Mr. Reggie Wells
Can't wait to get my hands on his line, Hissy Fit!

Beautiful lady at The Show...I forgot what brand she
was representing, but it was amazing! I'm going to flip
through my guide so I can get the correct name of the brand.
The colors were so vibrant and beautiful. BREAKING NEWS 3:16 p.m.: Got her name
after perusing another blog...this beautiful lady is with Magnolia Make-Up! YES!!!

Crystal Wright and I...this lady puts the REAL in
Keeping it REAL...can't wait to take one of her
educational courses!

Uh-Oh...look out now! LOL!

The FABULOUS and Tell-It-Like-It-Is MUA to the stars,
Joanna Schlip and I...this woman is a HOOT! So kind and encouraging!

The work of Mehron Artist and creator of The Paradise Collection, Ginny Houle.
This lady was A-MAZING and she was pretty funny too!

Sam Fine and I...what a GREAT guy...

Amy of My Pink Vanity...visit her site
www.mypinkvanity.com for AWESOME
hair extensions...she's got some GREAT products
and to top it off she's as friendly as ever...I look forward to featuring
her on the blog.

Mr. Reggie Wells and I...This man is a HOOT!
I got my photo-op with him when he called out to me,
'HEY!' I turned around slowly...he said, 'HEY! Get over here, you have a face TO DIE FOR!' You know I went, no questions asked.Great man and funnnyyyyy...he swore up and down he'd met me in a parking lot and then he told me I reminded him of Jill Scott! So I got a ton of compliments in a matter of minutes...I was a

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I'm ALWAYS Late BUT...

Everyone who knows me knows I'm ALWAYS late. I'm really working on it...it's a slow process, but one day I will get there. Although I'm ALWAYS tardy, I find it quite comical that I LOVE, LOVE watches.

My latest 'jones' is the Michael Kors Ceramic watch. I sooooo want one of these...maybe I'll SPLURGE and get one this summer. I think I need to set a goal, achieve it and let the watch be my treat. Good idea? I think so...

Check out the beauty below...


Michael Kors Ceramic Watch MSRP: $195.00
I MUST have this...