Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Big V: Cleaning Down under!

Yes, you read the title right! This video is about cleaning "down there". Now I know you all are probably thinking that we should already know how to do this but there are some women that have a few issues down there and it may be because of the products used to to clean the private area.

Watch the video and let me know what you think! I thought this video was a little funny :-)



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hauling it...Marshall's! (video)

I am excited to present to you my first official youtube video. I thought I start of my videos with doing a Marshall's haul. I bought a few things from Marshall's for Spring and just wanted to share them with you.

I plan on creating all types of videos but I really want to create videos that focus on topics women are sort of embarrassed to talk about. So stay tuned and enjoy! Don't forget to comment, rate, and subscribe to my youtube channel loveresee.

What do you think of this video?



Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rings: Attack of the Green Finger

Have you suffered from having a green ring around your neck for fingers due to fashion jewelry? No worries! The ladies of Fabulous On a Budget created another Tipsy Tuesday video to help prevent the attack of the green finger. 

Do you have any tricks or solutions to prevent your skin from turning green when wearing fashion jewelry? Leave a comment bellow and let me know! 

Watch and enjoy!



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Style DIY: COLOR BLOCK Bags & Shoes in 30 Minutes

I was looking at my youtube feed and came across and interesting video title about color blocking. I thought this was more of a "How To Style" video but the "DIY" in the title sparked my interest. In the, video Lisa Pullano shows us how to keep up with the color blocking trend without paying a lot of money. After watching the video, you will know how to turn your old plain boring handbags and/or shoes into something extremely amazing, colorful, and bright. I'm AMAZED at how great everything came out!

I am going to think twice before giving some of my old shoes and handbags away. I am going to try this out.



An Eye For a Cat Eye

For the last year (maybe longer) I've been on a hunt for cat-eyed glasses. I searched all over the internet for them but could not find cat eyed glasses similar to the ones Marilyn Monroe use to wear. 

In September of 2011, I was in Atlanta for an audition. My friend and I decided to visit Lenox Mall. I thought I would be able to find the glasses I wanted. Unfortunately, none of the stores had cat-eyed glasses. I bought  tortoise framed Wayfarers by Ray Ban instead. I love my Ray Bans but they were just not what I wanted.

One day, while searching on the internet, I stumbled across this sunglasses website. I decided just to look, with no intention of purchasing anything. To my surprise, I saw cat-eyed glasses! The glasses were extremely inexpensive. I wasted no time and purchased 3 different cat eyed glasses. 

Below are photos of the glasses I love so much!

Curious about the website? The company is Retro City Sunglasses. The website link is I plan on purchasing the tortoise framed Key Hole glasses once it is back in stock.

What do you think about my cat-eyed glasses?



Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday's Lesson: Dealing With Negativity

Feeling really negative about your situation these days? I know the feeling. Here are some words of encouragement and tips to help you get over that hump! Have a happy Sunday!



Exclusive Make Up For Ever Products on QVC

The first and only time I purchased something from QVC was a few weeks ago. Smashbox created the Photo Op Mega Palette exclusively for QVC customers. Since I normally do not shop on QVC, I though this palette would be my first and last QVC purchase. That was until I received an exciting email from a well known cosmetics company. 

Make Up For Ever (MUFE) will be featured on QVC Monday, March 19th at 9 am. MUFE will be selling products the company created exclusively for QVC only. MUFE will also be selling products that are already available in Sephora.

The exclusive products will ONLY be for QVC and cannot be purchased any where else. I am hoping the exclusive products have great deals just like the Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette. 

Will you be tuning in? I know most people will be at work. If you do decide to watch the MUFE segment on QVC and want to buy a product that is already available in the stores, make sure you do a little research. Sometimes QVC's prices are higher than retailers.

Luckily for me, Mondays are my days off! I am excited find out about the exclusive products and deals. 



Friday, March 16, 2012

Small Wet n Wild Haul

I have been hearing a lot of great things about Wet n Wild products lately. I was actually surprised to hear the same products some of my friends use to use as  teenagers are still a favorite drugstore brand for adult women.

This past Tuesday, I decided to stop by CVS and purchase a few palettes. I really wanted to purchase the 8 eye shadow Wet N Wild palettes. To my surprise, ALL of those palettes were sold out. The only eye shadows available were two different trios. The other eye shadows being sold out confirms Wet N Wild still has a huge following. I've been missing out. I decide to buy the only products left at CVS. I bought two different eye shadow trios, one lipstick, and a blush. 

Wet N Wild's Wild shine Lipstick in Passionate 921

This beautiful nude with pink undertone lipstick glides on easily. When applying it to my lips, it  reminds me of Revlon's lip butters but with more pigmentation. This lipstick is very moisturizing.  The only con about this lipstick is the size. It is very small and skinny. If used consistently, You will need another one within 2 weeks.

The photos below shows how different the color looks in different lighting. Without the flash the lipstick looks like a light pink neutral color. With the flash on the lipstick looks hot pink with hints of purple.

Wet N' Wild's Blush and eye shadows
I have not had a chance to actually try out and wear the eye shadows or blush. I did take a couple swatches of each product and I am very surprised at how pigmented each eye shadows and blush are. These products really give you a bang for your buck. Below are swatches and photos of the product with and without the flash.

The name of this palette is Walking On Eggshells 380B. Each eye shadow is engraved
with the area the eyeshadow should be applied.

The name of this palette is Spoiled Brat 336. Each eye shadow is engraved
with the area the eyeshadow should be applied.

The name of this blush is Heather Silk 832E.
You should use a light hand when applying this blush. It is very pigmented.

I believe Wet N Wild is a favorite drugstore brand for a lot of women because the price of the products are extremely low. I purchased each product for $2.99 each. That totals to $11.96 (not including taxes) for 4 different products. One Revlon lipstick costs anywhere between $6 to $8. 

Take some time out to look through Wet N Wild products the next time you are out to purchase makeup. You may be surprised at the amazing products you will find. Wet N Wild is definitely a oldie but a goodie!

Love Resee

Dating...For Charity?!

My friend L'Queitah Miller and her co-workers at Bank of America have teamed up to create a charity date auction for the organization Love Links Foster Placement and Adoption Agency. Love Links is a Christian based adoption agency that specializes in placing children in loving Christian families. 

For those who are unfamiliar with the organization, Love Links' goals are posted below. Their goals are:
  • To maintain licensure with the state of North Carolina asa foster placement and adoption agency.
  • To recruit, train, and enlist Christian families to serve as foster families according to state guidelines.
  • To provide a same, loving, Christian environment for children in crisis family situations.
  • To use supporting agencies to meet the mental and emotional needs of our foster children.
  • To provide monitoring of all foster homes within our agency.
  • To reunite children with birth families once conditions in the home are conducive to the safety and well-being of the children.
  • To provide Christian adoptive homes to children who have been released for adoption.
Information about the charity dating auction is listed below.

Linking For Love – A Charity Auction/Social Event
One17 Sofa BarFriday, March 16, 20126:00PM – 9:00PM
Ticket price$5.00 
Please bring ticket upon admission/ Tickets will be sold for $10.00 at the door
Refreshments & Bar will be available
All Proceeds will benefit The Love Links Adoption & Foster Agency
For ticket information please contact 336-268-1271 or 910-257-9762
To learn more about the Love Links Adoption & Foster Agency please visit website

If you are in Greensboro, or the surrounding areas, come out tonight to One17 SofaBar & Lounge and give back to charity. Who may find love at this dating auction.



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Love Resee: Youtube Intro Video :-)

I just uploaded My first official youtube video and I am EXTREMELY excited! I thought I would create a introduction video for the youtube world. One of my goals for 2012 was to create a youtube channel and a blog that work together. I will be posting the videos I create on

I didn't want to start making videos until I found a good camera and learned how to use iMovie. It took sometime but I think I've finally got it. I plan on adding more video this upcoming week.

If you like my first few blog posts don't worry. I will continue to write. In the mean time, watch this video and tell me what you think. Enjoy!



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Makeup Products for Beginners Part 2: BH Cosmetics 4th Edition Palette

New to makeup and want to experiment with different eyeshadows? No worries! I've have the perfect product for you. The first post in the series, Makeup Products for Beginners by, features a blush palette from BH Cosmetics. BH cosmetics also has affordable eye shadow palettes great for makeup beginners and people with experience.
BH Cosmetics has 4 different editions of the 120 color eye shadow palette. The palette is featuring today is the 120 4th edition color palette, Ultra Shimmer. This palette contains beautiful vibrant colors and shimmers. Shimmers are the little sparkles that can be found in some eye shadows. This product is great for beginners because shimmers are easier to work with than matte eye shadows. If not blended properly, matte eye shadows can end up looking horrible. With shimmer eye shadows, you can apply it  all over the lid alone or blend with other colors and it will look like you put in a lot of effort.  

Below are photos of the Ultra Shimmer 120 4th Edition Color Palette and photos of swatches from random eyeshadows in the top and bottom trays of the palette. As you will see the color pay off is amazing for the price.

Palette come in a box (top photo). Inside the box the palette is covered in plastic. 

120 palette comes in 2 trays of 60 eye shadows
stacked on top of each other. A plastic sheet is on top of eye tray to protect the eye shadow.

Random Swatches from the top palette.

Random Swatches from the bottom palette.

BH Cosmetics always has some sort of sale going on everyday. The Ultra Shimmer 120 Palette retails for $34.95 but is currently on sale for $29.71. I purchased this palette beginning of December 2011 and paid around $25 for it. The current price of $29.71 is still a great deal for 120 different color eye shadows compared to paying $15 for one MAC Cosmetics eye shadow. 

If interested in buying this palette visit BH Cosmetics' website Below is a video tutorial by DulceCandy87 using the 120 4th edition color palette, Ultra Shimmer. Enjoy!



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Target Fashion Find: Sequin Clutch

I am back again with another Target fashion find! If you know me then you know I LOVE sequin on any and everything. I bought this blush color sequin clutch in december for $16.99. This clutch was also available in gold but lately I've been loving blush, rusted, and rose gold colors. I could not resist buying this one. The chain strap was the icing on the cake. This clutch is definitely a beauty!

Below I have pictures of the clutch with and without the flash so you can see how it looks in different lighting. 

Are you a Target lover yet? Take some time out and visit the clothing and accessory department of the store. You will be surprised at all the goodies you will find!



Monday, March 12, 2012 NYX Cosmetics

If you watch the beauty gurus on youtube then you are familiar with the website So many of them mention this website in videos. Hautelook is a great place to score amazing deals on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items. Items that are normally high in price are offered on the website for a short period time at a discount rate or packaged deal. 

I've always looked but never purchased anything. When I first heard about Hautelook, I missed the sale on NYX Cosmetics by 1 hour. I decided to wait until Hautelook did another NYX sale. Yesterday I received an email that Hautelook will be having a sale on NYX Products today. The sale started today at 8 am Pacific Time and ends on March 14, 2012 8 am Pacific time. I was extremely excited and purchased a few things. 

Normally, lipsticks on the NYX website are about $4 each (probably more in stores like Ulta and Sephora). Below is an example of how great the deals are. You will see just how much I spent and saved just by buying a set. You will be a believer at this!

Lip Set: 4 different nude pink lipsticks, Slim Lip Pencil Liner in Nude, and Jumbo Lip Pencil in Iris for $14.50.
If purchased alone this lip set would have totaled $24. Each lipstick is $4, each jumbo pencil is $4.50, and each slim lip pencil is $3.50 alone. I saved $9.50 on buying this one set. Below are more purchases I made.

Jumbo Eye Pencil Set: 6 Jumbo Eye Pencils for $16

Lip Set: 5 different Soft Matte Lip Creams for $18.

Stick Blush Set: 3 different Dewey Petal Stick Blushes for $11.

Lip Set: 3 different red lipsticks, Slim Pencil Lip Liner in Deep Red, and Jumbo Lip Pencil in Plush Red for  $12.

Are you a believer in Hautelook yet? If so, don't forget to visit the website and see what other great items they have currently on their They sell shoes, handbags, furniture, and lots more. Look around and enjoy those savings!



Friday, March 9, 2012

Target Fashion Find

I love shopping at Target! I especially love the shoes, bags, and clothes the store has to offer. Some people would never think of shopping in Target for clothes. TRUST ME! It is worth a little bit of your time to go in there and look around. You will be amazed at all of the cute and trendy things the store has to offer.

In either November or December, I was looking around at Target and spotted these cute black flats by the Merona brand in the shoe section.  I can't remember the exact price but I believe they were between $19 to $30. As soon as I saw them I knew I had to purchase them. The metal tip of the shoe is what makes this flat stand out. I also love that sometimes the metal tip shows up silver in some photos and looks like it changed colors other photos.

I have not had a chance to wear and style them with an outfit yet but I think they are something special.

Do you have any Target fashion finds? I have a lot in my closet.



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I received My Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette!!!

I was extremely excited yesterday to receive my Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette. I first heard about this amazing palette from watching EmilyNoel83's, a popular youtube beauty Guru, youtube videos. She has a tutorial using this palette and a few other videos about the palette. Emily speaks very highly about this mega palette and I decided to purchase my own.

Unfortunately, this palette cannot be purchased at the local Ulta, Sephora, or any other place that sells makeup in the store. Smashbox created this palette exclusively for QVC customers. You can call into QVC to order the product or you can place an order online. The price of the Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette is $93.48 (not including shipping and tax) which may seem like a lot but it is actually a steal. A small Smashbox Photo Op eye shadow trio retails for about $28 each. A trio is a small palette that includes 3 different color eyeshadows. In this Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette there are 16 full size Photo Op eye shadow trios (48 eyeshadows), 2 full size Photo Op eye shadow quads (8 eye shadows), 2 full size blushes, 4 lip glosses, brow tech powder & wax, 4 soft lights, and 4 cream eye liners all for $93.48. That is equivalent of buying only 3 small Smashbox trios at the store.

What I also love about this palette is that it comes with 6 photos of different looks and instructions on how to create each look. There are so many different options in this palette that I can literally create hundreds of looks for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. The palette also comes with a plastic film to protect and cover the makeup and also displays the name of each eye shadow, lip gloss, blush, brow tech powder, wax, and gel liners.

If you are still not sure about giving up $93.48 on a makeup product all at once, don't worry. QVC offers flex payments for this product. Flex payments allows you to split up the cost of this product including the shipping and handling. You can receive the palette now and QVC will auto bill your debit/credit card over the course of 4 months. That is about $27 each month (may vary depending on state taxes in your area) for 4 months.

Below are some photos of the Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette.

Front of the palette

The palette opened up

The eight trios and one quad (24 eye shadows) on the right side of the palette.

From Top to bottom: Eight gel liners (top two rows), Brow Tech Powders & Wax, 
Two blushes, three Soft Lights, and four lip glosses. 


The eight trios and one quad (24 eye shadows) on the left side of the palette.

If you are looking to purchase the Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette you can find it on by clicking this link to the website.:

EmilyNoel83's tutorial using the Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette is posted below. Enjoy :)



Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Makeup Products For Beginners Part 1: BH Cosmetics 10 Blush Palette

If you are a beginner in makeup, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out what products work best for you. Most experienced Makeup Artists learn just by experimenting with different colors and products. It can be a bit costly having to find, buy, and try different things. Unfortunately, beginners will have to do the same thing. It is the only way to know what really works for your skin type and color. Luckily for you there is a company that sells all types of inexpensive makeup products that are of decent quality.

BH Cosmetics ( sells affordable makeup for your eyes, face, and lips. The company always has some sort of sale going on everyday on majority, if not all, of their products and there are so many options to choose from. What I love about BH Cosmetics are their palettes. Purchasing their already filled makeup palettes allow you to try all sorts of colors without breaking the bank.

BH Cosmetics has great options for Blush. Blush is used to create a natural glow and also used to enhance and sometimes manipulate the appearance of your facial structure. The key to applying blush is not putting too much on your face but putting just enough to barely see the color. When blended in properly is does look like you are "bushing" a little or have a nice glow.

For beginners, I suggest you try BH Cosmetics' 10 Piece Professional Blush Palette. Even though this palette's name says "professional" it is great for beginners. This Palette holds 10 different types of blush colors. Some of the blushes are matte and others have shimmers. The best thing about this palette is that it is regularly priced at $16.95 but currently on sale $10.51. Blushes at the MAC counter are almost double the price for just one color.

I am a owner of this blush palette myself. Below are some photos and swatches of the blushes on my skin. The only con about this palette that there are one maybe two blushes that a little hard to see. That can be easily fixed my building (reapplying) the product until you achieve the visibility you are looking for. It is still worth the money.

BH Cosmetics ships out the products fast. I have personally ordered from their website at least three times and I received all my orders in about 3 business days or less. I've never had and issue with any of the items I ordered. The products arrive well packaged to prevent items from breaking or being altered.

If you need more information on applying blush visit the website This website gives a in-depth explanation and show examples on "how to choose textures that work with your other makeup, which are the most flattering hues for your skin tone, and how to emphasize or modify your face shape with blush."