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Le Metier de Beaute Fraise Lip Creme Guest Post +

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I’ve had the honor to be a guest poster for Get Lippie 🙂 You can check out my review on Fraise Lip Creme.
Check out my guest post here.

As you remember, I took this with me when I left the country in my Travel Makeup post.

Thank you for letting have the opportunity to be a guest post on your blog 🙂

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Thank you to all and a random picture tag +

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I’ve realized that I’ve been featured as an award winner for being a new blog from:
Name your favourite color:
Black, then grey
Name your favourite song: I don’t have one, but Blvd. Nights from Team Sleep is my most played track.
Name your fav dessert: Gelato 😀
What is pissing you off? my migraines
When you’re upset, you… stab people
Your favourite pet: i like cats
Black or White? Black.
Your biggest fear is…: clowns.
Your best feature is…: probably my lips
Everyday attitude: hyper
What is perfection? Something that honestly doesn’t exist
Guilty pleasure: Jersey Shore
My guilty pleasure blogs in terms of being unknown but have awesome stuff to feature are:
Photographs and Gasoline  — this chick honestly has all the cool stuff exclusive to Europe and she’s my skintwin. I think we are sisters. honestly. ❤
Posey Lass — she understands my love for awesome brushes and other pretty things. like red lipstick, and she’s so smart. and hot. ok.
Shameless Fripperies — her makeup skills are so on point, plus she’s a beautiful face to boot. Plus she understands my love for By Terry ❤
I just wanted to say thank you for everyone who follows my blog, because it’s because of all of you *points to the back of the small group* YES YOU, that I continue writing.

and since I was tagged to do a picture post:

1. Go to the fourth folder in your computer where you store your pics (do not cheat).
2. Then pick the fourth picture in the folder.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 people to do the same.
So this picture is a cat…it was my roommates cat pishmina ❤ This cat was a part of my life during my 2nd year in college ❤ Since I didn’t have a cool camera back then, I took this photo with my webcam ❤
Here’s a better photo of pishmina ❤

I wonder how she’s doing…I miss that crazy cat ❤

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Le Metier de Beaute Smoldering Embarkment +

Today I had the pleasure of seeing Dustin Lujan at the Le Metier de Beaute counter today and guess who got to see the new Smoldering Embarkment kaleidoscope!!?!? 

I apologize for the bad photo, I was in a rush to just take a picture.  Either way, Isn’t the silver packaging pretty? 

Dustin’s inspiration for this palette were colors aren’t like any of the existing colors, but also keeping in mind colors that complement the permanent line. He wanted this palette to be colors that you can wear on a daily basis, or even using the shades for a subtle smokey eye. 

I’ve been asked if any of these shades are duplicates from the permanent line, and the answer is no.

Let’s just say, it was very well thought out, because I very pleased with what he had in mind.

Onto the colors:

Dustin offered me his hand in marriage for swatching purposes. For reference he’s around a NC20 in MAC foundation:

The colors themselves:

The first shade (First Love) is a nice matte ivory/bone shade. The color is nothing like canvas. If anything, it’s like if Jojo and Sugar had a baby (kind of, but not really),  it’s a satin-matte finish, but you get the idea.

The next shade (Love Struck): all of you taupe lovers will fawn over this one just as much as I did. It’s a taupe with a slight green undertone. If Chameleon and Sequoia had a baby, it would look similar to this.

The aubergine shade (In Love). It’s not a true plum, nor is it quite red. I personally hate how I look in purple-burgundy eyeshadow, but I can definitely wear this color, because there’s some warmth to it. This one is the lovechild between Fire Lily and Alexandrite.

The last shade (Lovelorn): It’s a mid tone silver with insane gold, blue, red and other color sparkles in it. It’s not as dark or as cool as Thunder. Dustin describes this one as if Platinum and Thunder had a baby. This color is a dream to apply on. LOVE !!

It’s released this Valentine’s Day and only sold at Bergdorf Goodman. This palette will be mine.

Please feel free to call the counter and pre-order by phone: 212-872-8612

A common question in terms of how to wear the colors together, here’s a video seen here. Courtesy of finding it via google and The Non-Blonde blog providing the link.  


Awesome news of the day +

KarlaSugar has a Youtube channel! Her voice is so unreal. She should consider doing podcasts and (or) being a narrator for an audiobook or documentary. I’m generally not a fan of Youtube because most makeup “gurus” have irritating voices or bizarre music playing in the background. Karla has none of that, which is why I love this channel.

my other favorite people to listen to are:

Lisa Eldridge


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a bit about "The Black Panties" herself.

a bit about me:

I’m 27 years old. College graduate with a degree in Political Science. I’m not currently pursuing a masters, but maybe sometime in the near future, but it’s unlikely. I am currently employed and I work nights. 
In terms of physical description: I’m around 5’3, skintone as I’ve stated is MAC NC25/30, Giorgio Armani Luminous in 5, By Terry in Beige Naturel, Chantecaille Future Skin in Nude. I have combination skin, but it is really, really sensitive. I’m sure most you have seen my face at one point or another, but for this blog, I’d like to remain faceless. Why be faceless…well, there’s so much negativity in this internet world, that I’d rather not subject myself to it. Although a lot of people say I look like my mom.

Ethnicity: Latin-American, Spanish, Hispanic whatever you call it…yes, I know there’s a difference between all three, but we’ll leave it at that. I was born in the United States, but I have lived in Latin-America and in Spain. Most people see me, they don’t think I speak Spanish. 

Significant other?: No, I’ve been single for quite some time. I guess I am a self-sufficient person. LOL. I do have great friends who keep me company.
What do I look for in a guy: this question is so ridiculous in of itself, but what I can tell you is the guys that I like/have liked/dated all have in common: tall (6 feet and taller), really smart. I can’t be bothered with dumb people, I just don’t have the time or patience for it. Also, I have only dated guys who aren’t jealous and don’t have self-esteem issues. I do love me European and Arab men. *shudder*
What makes an item HG? I mean aside from it looking awesome on me, the formula and longevity of the item on my face. A big factor for me is how easy it is to apply, use…etc. I’m one who doesn’t like to do extra steps. My life is always a mad dash…and anything that saves me time, is a big factor in what makes something HG, believe it or not. 
Where did the name “panties” originate?: It has been an old nickname of mine, and there are a couple of reasons as to how it came into existence: in college, I was that person who would run around the dormitory in her panties at 2 am. Think Cameron Diaz in “Charlies Angels”.  The other story is that two acquaintances just named me panties. Nothing sexual, I swear :). One of those guys I speak to like, once every 3 years or so. Panties is definitely a name I never really hear anymore, but I still embrace my nickname.
Why did I start a blog?: There are so many out there already, I really wasn’t into the idea of starting one, until a friend of mine told me I should. I do love makeup, and now that I think about it, there are a lot of brands that people don’t talk about. One of those reasons is because it’s not readily available, or they’re just expensive, or maybe there’s just not much “talk” about the line. By Terry is one of those lines that fits all three categories. You can consider me Anti-Chanel because their products aren’t that great, and for the price, there are better items out there. I mean if you like Chanel, that’s cool, but I feel like everyone and their mother blogs about it. I hope I can bring to light some awesome makeup brands that I feel everyone should at least give a try. Just because it’s not well known, it doesn’t mean that it sucks. 
If you have any other questions that you would like to ask me, please feel free to ask. 🙂