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Monday, November 9, 2015

Balmain + H&M Small Clutch

Got my green Balmain + H&M Clutch today. One side is green suede and the other black leather. Super sexy and well made. Nice sturdy gold zipper and all genuine leather. It's small (7" x 5" I think) so it can hold cell phone, keys, lipstick, ID, etc. Party essentials. A strap would have been a nice touch. The logo on the tags (which have to be removed) is also inside. @hm #balmainxhm #balmainnation #balmain #olivierrousteing

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Style: Target A+ by Aldo Shoes


Being Canadian I just had to buy a shoe from this collection! Aldo is a Canadian company for those who didn't realize. I chose these Merida Oxfords and the Jackie Ballet Flats in the color navy since Target has BOGO 1/2 off until the 26th. They aren't the most comfortable pair of shoes I've owned and since they aren't leather, they don't stretch, but they are hella cute! :D I get the Jackie ones today, we'll see how those fit. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Made-Up- #FOTD 08/13/15

#FOTD
Eyes- @anastasiabeverlyhills World Traveller Couture Palette. Lower lash line- @sephora Blue Jean Nano eye pencil
Highlighter- I'm obsessed with @gerardcosmetics Lucy! Love the formula. 3rd day in a row! Need to try their others!
Blush- @nyxcosmetics Summer HD
Light Contour- @blackradiancebeauty Blackberry Bronzer
Bronzer- @maccosmetics Refined Golden
Lips- MAC Giambattista Valli Margherita lipstick with their Fruit Cocktail lip pencil
#anastasiabeverlyhills #gerardcosmetics #maccosmetics #blackradiancebeauty #nyxcosmetics #sephora #makeup #mua #makeupjunkie #mattelip #mattelipstick #lipstick #face #macmargherita #macgiambattistavalli #macgv #macgbv #leaveyourmark

Kifana

Made-Up- #FOTD 08/13/15

#FOTD
Eyes- @anastasiabeverlyhills World Traveller Couture Palette. Lower lash line- @sephora Blue Jean Nano eye pencil
Highlighter- I'm obsessed with @gerardcosmetics Lucy! Love the formula. 3rd day in a row! Need to try their others!
Blush- @nyxcosmetics Summer HD
Light Contour- @blackradiancebeauty Blackberry Bronzer
Bronzer- @maccosmetics Refined Golden
Lips- MAC Giambattista Valli Margherita lipstick with their Fruit Cocktail lip pencil
#anastasiabeverlyhills #gerardcosmetics #maccosmetics #blackradiancebeauty #nyxcosmetics #sephora #makeup #mua #makeupjunkie #mattelip #mattelipstick #lipstick #face #macmargherita #macgiambattistavalli #macgv #macgbv #leaveyourmark

Kifana

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Made-Up: #FOTD

#FOTD. Taken one right after the other. Different angles caused different lighting.
Eyes: @colourpopcosmetics Shark Attack shadow and @urbandecaycosmetics Naked 3 palette. Liner is @younique_corporate Precision Pencil in the color Presumptuous.
Highlight: @beccacosmetics Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop
Blush: @maccosmetics The Simpsons Sideshow You
Light Contour: @blackradiancebeauty Blackberry Bronzer
Bronzer: MAC Refined Golden (Wash & Dry Collection)
Lips: MAC Bao Bao Wan Lavender Jade lipstick with @nyxcosmetics Purple Rain liner
#colourpopcosmetics @colourpopcult #colourpopcult #beccacosmetics #jaclynhill #champagnepop #urbandecaycosmetics #maccosmetics #lavenderjade #maclavenderjade #macbaobaowan #youniqueprecisionpencil #younique #blackradiancebeauty

Kifana

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Made-Up: #fotd- Orange/Red Lips

Orange/Red lips ๐Ÿ’„@nyxcosmetics Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick.
Eyes: Upper lash line, @jordana_cosmetics
Cat Eyes black liquid liner. Lower lash line, @nyxcosmetics Slide-On in Golden Olive. Brow highlight, @anastasiabeverlyhills
World Traveller Couture Palette (new) Highlight: @beccacosmetics Blushed Copper
Blush: @blackradiancebeauty Raspberry
Light Contour: Black Radiance Blackberry Bronzer
Tried the darker shade in the Marc Jacobs/ @marcbeauty Re(marc)able Concentrate Foundation, #86, Dark Cocoa and it's good for now but will be too dark for Winter months. #maccosmetics #nyxcosmetics #blackradiancebeauty #jordanacosmetics #anastastiabeverlyhills #makeup #fotd #lipstick #mua #lightbeat #dressyourface #beccacosmetics #marcjacobsbeauty #remarcable

Kifana

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Made-Up: #FOTD

Men Love Mystery...is my lipstick (๐Ÿ˜‚) From MAC The Matte Lip 2015 collection with @nyxcosmetics Purple Rain liner. I'm also testing out the new Marc Jacobs/@marcbeauty re(Marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate. It's nice and feels so light on the face. I'm wearing #84, Cocoa Medium. I just got a sample of #86 Cocoa Deep to try.
Eyes: Upper lash line, outer- @jordana_cosmetics Cat Eyes liquid liner in Suede (purple), inner- @urbandecaycosmetics 24/7 liquid liner in Woodstock. Lower lash line is @younique_corporate Polished Precision Pencil Eye Liner. Brow highlight is Blush and brow bone is Bengal from @dressyourface/@anastasiabeverlyhills Tamanna Palette. Mascara- @lorealparisusa
Telescopic in black
Highlight: @beccacosmetics Rose Gold liquid and powder Shimmering Skin Perfector
Blush: @urbandecaycosmetics Rapture with a little Bittersweet on the balls of cheeks
Light Contour: @blackradiancebeauty Blackberry Bronzer
Bronzer: @maccosmetics Refined Golden #maccosmetics #nyxcosmetics #loreal #beccacosmetics #urbandecayrapture #urbandecay #blackradiancebeauty #anastasiabeverlyhills #dressyourface #tamannapalette #jordana #youniqueprecisionpencil #younique #fotd #makeupjunkie #makeup #lipstick #mattelipstick #mua
Kifana

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Made-Up: #FOTD

#FOTD Rainy out so I can't get a shot in natural lighting.
- Foundation: @esteelauder Double Wear in Rich Chestnut
- Under eye Brightener: @beccacosmetics
- Brows: @wetnwildbeauty Color Icon Brow & Eye Pencil in Dark Brown, @maccosmetics Embark eye shadow and NYX Brow Mascara in Black. I like a more natural brow, not too sculpted
- Eyeshadow: mix of @anastasiabeverlyhills Artist Palette and @urbandecaycosmetics Naked 3
- Eyeliner, lower lash line, pencil: @younique_corporate Precarious, WNW Shock Therapy (yellow) and Kiko on top of yellow (gold). Upper lash line: Avon Mega Effects Liquid in Black
- Mascara: @lorealparisusa Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof in Blackest Black
- Highlight: MAC Bao Bao Wan Summer Opal
- Blush: @sephora Hot Flush (orange)
- Light Contour: @blackradiancebeauty Blackberry Bronzer
- Finishing Powder: Black Radiance Soft Focus in Milk Chocolate
- Bronzer: MAC Refined Golden (Wash & Dry Collection
- Lips: @nyxcosmetics Stone High Voltage Lipstick w/Nude Beige lip pencil
- Finishing Spray: MAC Fix+
- Setting Spray: NYX Matte
#maccosmetics #nyxcosmetics #loreal #urbandecaycosmetics #sephora #youniqueprecisionpencil #younique #wetnwildbeauty #blackradiancebeauty #anastasiabeverlyhills #beccacosmetics #mua #lightbeat #workbeat #makeup #makeupjunkie www.makeupbykifana.com www.youravon.com/khinkson www.madeuphairstyle.com

Kifana

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Made-Up: FOTD

It's #NationalLipstickDay! Decided to rock MAC's Pander Me from their limited edition 2014 Matte Lip Collection. Liner is @nyxcosmetics Rose Brown. Rest of makeup: Eyes are @colourpopcosmetics Shark Attack eyeshadow on lids and @missylynn_ Palette for crease and brow bone highlight. Upper lid liner is @urbandecaycosmetics 24/7 Liquid Liner in Retrograde, lower is their 24/7 Velvet Pencil liner in Plushie. Mascara is the NEW @younique_corporate 3D Fiber Lashes+. Highlight is Colourpop's Tasty, blush is Urban Decay Bittersweet, light contour is Black Radiance Blackberry Bronzer. Bronzer is @maccosmetics Refined Golden. #maccosmetics #mac #colourpop #urbandecay #nyxcosmetics #nyx #younique #missylynnpalette #missylynn #blackradiance #mua #fotd #workbeat #makeup #makeupbykifana www.makeupbykifana.com www.youravon.com/khinkson

Kifana

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Made-Up: FOTD

Eyes:
Upper lash line is Younique Presumptuous.
Lower is Urban Decay LSD.
Brows: Wet n Wild Dark Brown brow pencil, MAC Embark eye shadow and NYX Brow Mascara in Black
Brow highlight is Anastasia B-H Tamanna Palette's color Blush
Cheekbone Highlight: Colourpop Tasty
Blush: Colourpop Sticky Sweet with Urban Decay Bittersweet on top
Contour: MAC Blunt blush with Black Radiance Blackberry bronzer
Lips: MAC Wash and Dry Creme d'Nude lipstick with NYX's Tangerine and Peekaboo Natural lip pencils

Kifana

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Made-Up: FOTD

From the last two weeks, lol!

Colourpop Tasty highlighter with MAC Wash & Dry Freshen Up highlighter, red/peach as blush. Eyes are Anastasia B-H Maya Mia & UD Naked 3 Palettes. Lips are MAC Huggable Lipstick in Fashion Force.

@nyxcosmetics Cinnamon blush, Enigmatic highlighter and Banana Split Intense Butter Gloss. Eyeliner is @urbandecaycosmetics 24/7 Velvet Liner in Plushie.

MAC Wash & Dry Freshen Up highlight used as a blush and highlight. Eyes are @anastasiabeverlyhills Artist Palette with a little Glisten from their @amrezypalette (holy grail color!) Lips are @maccosmeticsStone lipstick with @nyxcosmetics Prune lip pencil.

Colourpop Monster highlighter on cheekbones. Looooove this! Blush is MAC Sharon Osbourne Peaches & Cream. Eyeliner is Wet n Wild "Like, Comment or Share" (blue and GORG!), brow highlight is Urban Decay Naked 3 Burnout and Dust (high point). Lips are MAC Julia Petit Aรงai with NYX Deep Purple lip pencil

Natural look and I can't remember what the makeup was :|

Rocked Colourpop's Tasty highlighter with NYX HD Summer blush today. Best way to apply the highlighter is with a damp @beautyblender! Lips are MAC Bao Bao Wan Burmese Kiss with NYX Plush Red lip pencil. Eyeliner is NYX Slide-On Glide-On eye pencil in Golden Olive, top lash line, lower in is Kiko Cosmetics #601

Colourpop's Nillionaire eye shadow with Urban Decay's Naked 3 and Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy. Highlight is Becca Blushed Copper and blush is NYX Terra Cotta. Lips are MAC Kelly Osbourne Riot House with their Fruit Cocktail liner.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Berry Strudel. Love the formula and applicator in these. Eyes are the@missylynn_ palette. Highlighter is@colourpopcosmetics Monster ๐Ÿ˜ 2 blushes, MAC Hipness with Urban Decay Bittersweet on top.

MAC Wash and Dry Creme d'Nude lipstick w/NYX Nude Beige lip pencil. Urban Decay Rapture blush. Laura Mercier Indiscretion highlighter. Eyes are Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette and Avon gel pencil liner. 

Not much makeup today but I'm wearing MAC Wash & Dry Hipness blush, Refined Golden Bronzer and Girl on Board Lipglass


Kifana

Made-Up: MAC The Matte Lip 2015

A little delayed, but these pics have been on my social media for a while. MAC came out with a new matte lip collection. Some are re-promotes and some are new. I only swatched the ones I don't have.

Most of these are new
Most of these are re-promotes
Comparisons
Stone with NYX Prune lip pencil. Love it!
Comparisons
Men Love Mystery with NYX Bloom lip pencil



Monday, April 20, 2015

Style: Lilly Pulitzer for Target

Haul
Close-Up of accessories/makeup
My flip-flops, had to match my daughter somehow! ;)
The collection launched today both in stores and online. I go to Target every Sunday at 8am anyway, but this week I decided to get there for 7:56am, lol. There was line. A big "U" from the entrance around the escalators to the other side. I was closer to the end of that "U". There wasn't a line for Toms/Annie, my first experience with venturing out in person to one of these Target launches. These women in the line looked like Lilly Pulitzer fans whereas I just liked some pieces in the collection for my 2yr old daughter regardless of who it was. I had a strategy because I had already gotten her the gold sandals that were online exclusives. I wanted to get her the jumper, it was in my cart but said I can see it and get it in store since it wasn't an online exclusive. This was around 4something in the a.m when I jumped out of sleep and said I would check. Darn it I was supposed to get up at 1! I got the "we're doing maintenance on our site" mess which means "our site crashed". I tried from my Kindle, same message. When I was finally in my cart I just checked out her sandals (got an email confirmation shortly after) then went back to bed. I woke back up around 7am and checked, her jumper was sold out. Crap, now I really had to get it in the store. Because we all know it then becomes a mission. And the bracelet I was eyeing sold out too, wahh. Fast forward back (wait, is that an oxymoron?) to the beginning of my post, when the doors opened there was a mini rush (the Target manager gave us all a mini talk prior about not running (lol)). My strategy, as I referred to above, was to go straight to toddler girls on the 2nd floor since I didn't want anything for myself, but I saw the tote (for myself, shh) that was $15 online so I bee-lined over there, grabbed one (shoot the price isn't on it, what if it's the ones that cost more?? Arrgh!) and headed upstairs. Of course of all days Target's escalators weren't working, so I walked up to toddler girls... No one is there. Tumbleweed. Yay. The other women had their own strategy, women's clothing first, then home, then kids. That was perfect if you wanted stuff from those categories. So I was all by myself in toddler girls happy. I got her jumper then suddenly the blue shorts and matching sun hat popped into the tote...which converted into my shopping bag, perfect! I checked out regular girls, no one is there, but I could see the mob at the home stuff. No thanks. I walk down the escalator (*shakes fist*, damned you Target!) and see on my way down that the whole handbag section is EMPTY. Wha'?? It was about 8:10am if that late! I went to women's because my friend wanted a scarf with pom poms...the color she wanted was gone of course. I grabbed a head scarf instead then saw the flip-flops and picked up a pair for each of us, why not? The only sizes left happened to be ours. That was a sign, no? I passed by the empty bag section which happened to also be where the jewelry was. The bracelet I wanted was online only so I grabbed the charm bracelet instead (actually I'm assuming this happened because I didn't think I did until I got to the cash, lol). Man is this thing noisy. Then I went to beauty to get the orange lipstick I wanted and the nail polishes for my friend. No one was there either. This is perfect. I was like a salmon swimming upstream. Against the crowd. I got the nail file too. Why not? $2 and you can never have too many and I love ones with prints and nice colors. The Essie nail polish and L'Oreal lipsticks were not new shades, just repromotes for her collection. The difference, the lipstick had unique casing whereas the polish didn't, only a LP tag around the neck. Great colors but seriously, I have wayyy too many nail polishes and I don't use them that often. I then decided to do my regular shopping. All the while I'm seeing women with multiple carts full of LP merchandise. The beach chairs and pillows were a hit apparently. I had gone up to home at one point and there was stuff but I so wasn't interested. I did grab a pet grooming mitt in that same area because it is apparently fab for cleaning makeup brushes! I then go back to women's and there is a mob of women just hovering waiting for others to put stuff back. It was something else. No actual fighting from what I saw. Then again I wasn't with the crowds. At one point I passed back by the bag section and the shelves were already stocked with regular merchandise...only things left from LP were the cell phone cases...it was like if nothing ever happened...poof.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Made-Up: Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette Now Available!

RUN!
Like the blogger palettes of last summer, out the gate for this summer is the Artist Palette. It retails for $30 and you can get it at ABH or Ulta.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Made-Up: Anastasia Artist Palette

Available on the ABH website on April 15th. Already sold out on Sephora. Other retailers in April and May.
I absolutely love this palette and have been killing it ever since I got it! Favs are Beigely and Blue Velvet.

Made-Up: Lipstick & Blush Dupes!

Who doesn't love a good dupe?! Especially for MAC limited editions.

Dupes for MAC Julia Petit Linda blush
Dupes of MAC Julia Petit Acai lipstick
MAC Flat-Out-Fabulous dupes
Dupes of MAC Julia Petit Acai lipstick
Dupe of MAC Philip Treacy Hollywood Cerise
Dupes of MAC Toledo Oxblood lipstick
Pinks!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Made-Up: NYX Whipped Caviar Matte Lipstick

Supposed dupe for MAC Brave and maybe Julia Petit Boca? It's nice.

Kifana

Made-Up: MAC Flat Out Fabulous Retro Matte Lipstick

Finally caved and got it. Though no regrets, I feel like I have a color like it. The only thing unique would be the finish since only MAC makes retro matte, aka SUPER DRY! LOL!

Kifana

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Made-Up: Becca Collection

Becca has been buzzing around my ear for a few weeks so I decided to drive to Ulta last Sunday to pick up the Best of Becca Collection on the first day of their 21 Days of Beauty sale. It has trial sizes of their top items. What piqued my interest was the mini pressed Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector. I love rose gold. I also ordered their limited edition pressed Brushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector from Sephora so I'm apparently a Becca Girl now. They have such a wide range of colors for even the darkest woman of color. It's quite impressive. I went to Sephora yesterday and the Becca rep was so helpful and she did a mini makeover on me. I have to say I was glowing. I have quite a bit of products in my "Loves" now. The next thing I want to get is their liquid Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Kifana