Friday, January 31, 2014

CoverFX Brand Ambassador & Huge Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I've got some really exciting news.  I have recently been named a CoverFX Brand Ambassador for 2014!  I am so honored and I'm just ecstatic to be a part of this amazing brand's team.  So what does this mean for you?  Tons of giveaways, tutorials, and tips and tricks on how to use this awesome brand.  This includes a huge giveaway to celebrate the announcement  Check it out!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Makeup By Ren Ren's December/January Beauty Favorites

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another favorites video!  I combined December and January with all the hoop-la over the holidays and traveling.  I've actually got a good amount to share with you.  Check it out!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I Love Bourjois Shadows

Hi Bellas,

The title of this blog post speaks for itself right?  Today I'm highlighting one of my favorite eyeshadows.  The brand is Bourjois - not the easiest to find in the states but if you can get your hands on it, it's totally worth it.  Check it out!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rescheduled to February 6th - Beauty Byte Event - Learn how to be a YouTuber!

Hi Bellas,

If you're in Atlanta this week, I want to invite all of you to my girl Mimi J's Beauty Byte event on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 *** Rescheduled to Feb 6th due to inclement weather.  I'll be with I Heart Hair to show you tips and tricks on how to become a YouTuber/Blogger.  This includes a live video and lighting set up - something I wished someone would have taught me when I was starting out!  The event is free and is a great opportunity for those of you who've been wanting to get into YouTube or Blogging.  Let me know if I can see you there!

Monday, January 27, 2014

IMATS LA 2014 - Huge Makeup Haul & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I'm so excited to share with you my recent IMATS LA Haul.  This is probably the biggest Makeup Show out there.  I was so excited to be back after 5 long years.  I met lots of my West Coast peeps and was able to visit a lot of new makeup brands.  Check it out!

Friday, January 24, 2014

January Makeup Meetup - Tips & Tricks for Small Business Taxes

Hi Bellas,

First off, if you've visited my blog in the last week, you may have seen that I had domain renewal issues.  Google switched to a brand new payment system and I was frantically working with their support team because I had major technical difficulties.  That was stressful!  But i'm back and up and running, so thank you for patience.  Now back to regularly scheduled programming!

Today I'm sharing the details for this Saturday's Atlanta Makeup Meetup.  If you're a blogger, makeup artist, or entrepreneur, this is a must-attend session.  We're bringing in fabulous Accountant Buffie Purcelle to give us expert tax advice for small business owners.  I am personally super excited to attend this session as tax season is in full swing.  Check out the details!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New! Alcone Enduring Lip Color Swatches and Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and giveaway!  Alcone at Home just released this amazing product - The Alcone Enduring Lip Colors.  I'd describe them as liquid lipsticks with a yummy dessert smell.  They have a small but amazing range of colors that I can't wait to show you.  I've got hand and lip swatches.  Check it out!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Beat and Snatched Makeup Tour!

Hi Bellas,

Happy Monday!  I'm currently flying back to Atlanta from the IMATS show, so I've scheduled this very informative post for you.  Can't wait to share my haul and experience with you shortly.  In the meanwhile, I wanted to let you know about the Beat and Snatched Tour making its way across the country.  I'm truly honored to be a part of this movement bringing MUAS and MU Enthusiasts together.  I'll be at the Atlanta event on 2/23/14 as part of the expert panel.  Check out the details below!

Check out the breakdown of the class as well as the travel schedule:
Class Tour Cities:
Atlanta: 2/23/14
Los Angeles: 3/2/14
New York: 4/13/14
Dallas: 5/4/14
Chicago: 6/8/14

Class Details :
Makeup 101 with Mimi (beginner to intermediate)
Hands-on Beauty lab which covers
-foundation application
-lash application
-brow maintenance
-glowing skin
-tool/product talk

Makeup 102 with Jeremy (intermediate to advanced)
Demonstrative class with Hi-DEF tv screen in efforts of teaching makeup in HD:
-correcting/problem skin
-color theory
-dramatic liner/accents
-smokey look
-working with texture

Expert Panel Discussion:
Led by local beauty industry gurus/celebrity artists/vloggers, a panel discussion will be held to discuss the business side of beauty and how to become a successful makeup artist. 

About Jeremy:
Jeremy Dell
Jeremy Dell is the new kid on the block painting celebrity faces, and he hasn’t wasted anytime securing his place among the best. Jeremy has an impressive clientele list that includes Keri Hilson, Kirk Franklin, Toni Braxton, Mary Mary, Elise Neal, Aubrey O’day; TV shows such as The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Real Housewives of Atlanta and many more. Some makeup artists spend years perfecting their craft and building a solid professional resume; however, Jeremy has accomplished more in his evolving professional career then most makeup artists with over 7 years of experience. 
“Clean and precise” describe Jeremy’s work, and his strong commitment to his craft, creativity and willingness to learn have paved the way for his success. Jeremy has never been one to turn away or back down from a challenge. However, Jeremy is a man with steady hands comparable to that of a surgeon.  His passion has become a new dream, a new vision, a new inspiration, and a new breath of fresh air to the world of makeup. 
About Mimi:
MiMi Johnson
MiMi Johnson is a leading beauty expert and entrepreneur whose work has been featured in magazines and sites such as Runway, Essence, Sister 2 Sister, Jezebel, and Upscale. MiMi J., has also worked on VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, Style Network’s Big Rich Atlanta, ABC’s Everyday Health, E! Online, and has worked with celebs such as Kenya Moore, Erica Dixon, Cynthia Bailey, and Toya Wright. She’s the owner of the beauty site and apparel line “Beat & Snatched”, as well as her bridal beauty team "P3 Lab". She is also the creator of MiMi J. Online, which is a makeup and beauty blog that looks at life as a makeup artist, providing behind- the-scenes footage of photoshoots, step-by-step tutorials, beauty tips, and product reviews.

Hope to see you at the Atlanta class!

Atlanta Makeup Artist

FTC Disclosure:  Post not sponsored.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Meet me at IMATS! Plus My Shopping List

Hi Bellas,

I've got exciting news!  I'll be at IMATS LA this weekend!  I'll be at the Alcone booth and i'm so excited to return to the show.  I went for the first time in 2009 and it's grown so much since them, so I'm excited to experience the show and meet all of you all!  I decided to also share my shopping list with you, check it out!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Eyeliner Stickers - Great idea or Gimmick?

Hi Bellas,

Time for a very interesting review.  I received a product called Les Classiques de Mily about a year or two ago - essentially, eyeliner stickers!  I finally got around to testing them out.  Check out the post to see whether this is a great idea or gimmick!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Airbrush Makeup Tutorial & Giveaway! New Graftobian Cheetah Print System

Hi Bellas,

Happy Monday!  I've got a new tutorial and a great giveaway for you all.  Graftobian has a super cute new airbrush design and i'm giving away a complete Graftobian Walk-Around airbrush system!  This is the exact system I use in my kit and it is pro level quality.  Check it out!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Express Jewelry Haul

Hi Bellas,

Time for my first haul of 2014!  I was at the mall a few days before Christmas and Express was having a great 50% off everything sale.  I was surprised because this was the same as their Black Friday sale but you didn't have to fight hoards of people or wake up super early to get it.  Check it out!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Vlog - Christmas and New Years in China!

Hi Bellas,

I'm super excited to show you some pics and video from my recent trip to China.  I had an amazing time.  I totally recommend traveling to far away places out of your comfort zone - it truly opens your eyes to the world.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Illusions Beauty Tour - Charlotte Event Recap

Hi Bellas,

Before I left for vacation I took part in a really awesome event hosted by Janice and Denise Tunnell of Illusions Beauty and BeautyTalk on BlogTalkRadio.  We traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina for their first stop in the national beauty tour.  It was an amazing event at Tracey Riggs salon where guests were hooked up with manicures, blowouts, makeovers, goody bags and treats!  I've got tons of pics and some great makeup to show you!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Professional Makeup Artist Convention - Haul

Hi Bellas!

I'm back with another haul video.  I got a bunch of great Makeup Artist Kit Items from the Professional Makeup Artist Convention in Atlanta that happened late last year.  I finally got my haul up and it contains ton of great tools and new products that I'm excited to show you.  Check it out!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Winners! Sedona Lace Travel Vortex Collection Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

While I'm catching up on blog posts I wanted to make sure to announce the winners of my Sedona Lace giveaway!  I will holding the live twitter giveaway soon, so stay tuned!

Congrats to:

Blog -  Stacie

YouTube - elimay100

FaceBook - Natasha Benton

Instagram - TB_MUA

Please make sure you have an account set up on as they will be shipping you your prize using this information.  Email me verifying your name/address/and email address for the Sedona Lace account by Friday, January 10th by 11:59PM EST to claim your prize or it goes to someone else!

Congrats everyone!  I've got more giveaways coming soon!

FTC Disclosure:  Giveaway generously sponsored by Sedona Lace.

Monday, January 6, 2014

FOTD: New York Nudes

Hi Bellas,

I'm back!  While I'm catching back up with life after my holiday vacay, I'll be sharing with you some archived posts.  I wore this look to a dinner meeting in New York.  It's simple and easy to do and I got some major compliments from Celebrity MUA Reggie Wells.