Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Don't say cheap...INEXPENSIVE sounds prettier

Hey ladies,
I enjoy that Gnarls Barkley song, "Crazy." I enjoy the name Gnarls Barkley, even more. I enjoy the fact that i opened Us Weekly and learned that Halle Berry and I both own the same Diane Von Vurstenberg white eyelet sundress. I enjoyed my visit with RuPaul on CosmoRadio yesterday, because he revealed that his great, big, delicious hair is, in fact, the result of TWO wigs. I enjoy taking out the trash in my teeny-tiny terrycloth shorts and pretending to be outraged when the guys refacing the brownstone across the street get all saucy with me. I enjoy eating Doritos at 3am, naked, in my pitch-black kitchen. I enjoy the fact that it's balmy enough to have an outdoor cafe moment, and I enjoy my new highlights (mainly because, this time, I sought professional help rather than slapping them in myself and accidentally falling asleep while the dye slowly roasts my hair to death). I especially enjoy that TODAY I FINISHED MY TEEN NOVEL!!! WOO-HOO!! Girls, I'm having a damn good summer, how 'bout yourselves?!

So. let's get down to it, shall we? As I scanned your comments trying to pick the most pressing beauty dilemmas to solve this week, I stumbled upon an email from a blushing violet named Shimmerliciousdiva. If you missed her comment , here it is:

Hey Tia,
I was wondering if you could do a lot of us a huge favor. I would love to buy Dior, YSL, and all of these other high end beauty products, but for a chica on a student budget ($0), it is not possible. Could you pick your favorite drug store beauty products for brown girls? Maybe you could do something like "as a substitute for MAC blush in Raizin, use ...." Tia, if you could do this for the kinda broke girls trying to Shake our Beauties, I, as well as many others would greatly appreciate it (I know that I am not the only one in this situation).
--Shimmerliciousdiva

Indeed, you're so not the only one in this situation. I mean, please, I can barely afford the goodies I talk about. It's just that I suffer from a very peculiar sickness in which the afflicted value fancy eyeshadow packaging over things like, well, LUNCH. That's why, this week it's all about those high-quality/low-cost, chic-n-cheap, I-can't-believe-it's-not-Dior products. And they're by no means less glamorous than their flashier sisters, it's just that you won't have to take out a second mortgage to buy lipliner. The only thing about low-budget beauty is that there really are some things you just HAVE to spend money on--like foundation, concealer, and more often than not, fragrance. Those products are just too easy to get wrong, and no one wants a clown-like complexion or to smell like the fitting room at Contempo Casuals.

But first, it's time for TIA'S WEEKLY....WHY! Now, last week's WHY I was searching for an explanation as to why every grown-ass woman I know is counting the minutes until "Making the Band 3" comes on. Just to be clear, I AM ONE OF THESE WOMEN!! Most definitely. That's the problem (by the way, what do we think of Aubrey's new brunette situation?). Anyway, this week, the question is--why can't everybody just leave Britney Spears alone? Yeah, she's total trash and her taste in husbands is criminal, but what new mom who WOULDN'T come out looking like a thundering idiot if she were constantly being photographed? I shudder to think what the paparazzi would catch if they followed my ass around, 24/7. I mean, last night I bit my own toenails. How's that for a Star cover story? "Brooklyn Writer Bites Toenails; Is Shocked When Her Veneers Fall Out." Come on guys, leave her alone. Sean P. will be fine. He's gangsta. You can tell because he wears his baseball caps cocked-to-the-side, just so.

love,
tia

TIA'S TOP FIVE BUDGET BEAUTY FINDS

1.) LIP GLOSS
INSTEAD OF: Chanel Glossimer in Zanzibar ($24.50)
TRY: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Raisin Glaze ($6.19)
WHY: Seriously devoted Shake Your Beauty-istas will know that my love affair with Raisin Glaze is passionate and permanent. The rosy-golden-brown-ish sheen is so excellent that I keep five extras in my underwear drawer, just in case the shade's ever discontinued. Somehow, it manages to be everyday-natural, yet twinkly and shiny enough for cocktails and spicy dates.

2.) EYE SHADOW
INSTEAD OF: Shiseido The Makeup Hydro-Powder Eye Shadow in Goldlights ($28.82)
TRY: Mark I-Sheer Creamy Eye Shadow in Mousse ($5)
WHY: I adore Shiseido's and Mark's cream shadow for the same reason: Their super-light, whipped texture makes for the prettiest, most subtle golden glaze--it's not a heavy, opaque metallic. Also, the twinkly shade looks fabulous on all brown skin tones--from the fairest to the darkest--and whether you go high-priced or inexpensive, both products are equally as luxe!! Bonus: Both are totally crease-proof, which is genius in the summer.

3.) MASCARA
INSTEAD OF: Shu Uemura Fiber Xtension Lengthening Mascara in Xtra Black ($23.00)
TRY: Jane Hi-Fiber Mascara ($3.99)
WHY: Fiber mascaras are the HUGEST trend in lash-love these days. Almost every brand has them, from MAC and Maybelline to Too-Faced and Lorac. Why so fab? They contain itsy micro-fibers that coat the lash and stick to the ends of your lashes, extending them out farther...thus, giving the illusion of lush, sexy, false lashes. It's insane, the difference between fiber mascaras and regular ones. Most of them are dual-ended, with the fiber solution on one end (you put in on first), and the mascara on the other. But both Shu Uemura and Jane blend the fibers into the formula, which takes out a step (yay!) and gives the sickest lashes, ever. You'd think that for 4 bucks the Jane one must be tacky, or clumpy, or wrong somehow--but let me tell you, beauty editors are obsessed with it, and these folks have access to the best of everything. If I rave any more I'll have to ask Jane for commission, so here's where it ends.

4.) BLUSH
INSTEAD OF: MAC Powder Blush in Raizin ($17.50)
TRY: Iman Luxury Blushing Powder in Cinnamon ($9.99)
WHY: MAC Raizin is so popular because the sheer fig-rust shade gives an incredibly natural flush to medium to dark brown skin (it's lovely on fairer skin too, just with a lighter hand). Iman's version is equally as warm and toasty and flattering--somehow, it even gives your skin a sexy, outdoorsy radiance, like you've just played volleyball or something outside all day. If you hate to sweat as much as I do, this illusion is especially seductive.

5.) BATH AND BODY KIT
INSTEAD OF: Kiehl's Basics Kit ($66)
TRY: Burt's Bees Head-to-Toe Starter Kit ($11)
WHY: Kiehl's Basics Kit is totally legendary! You get all their classics--stuff like Mango Bath & Shower Cleanser, Creme de Corps Body Cream and the coconut-scented Amino Acid Shampoo--in the cutest little case (its a great gift, but even greater to receive). Love, love, love, but the price is kind of crazy if you're on a budget. Good thing Burt's Bees, the yummy homeopathic line that manages to be both boutique-y and budget at the same time, invented their Starter Kit. Believe it or not, their bath-and-body kit is equally as decadent as Kiehls', and it comes with TONS more stuff! Just a sampler: you get their famous Beeswax Lip Blam, Orange Essence Facial Cleanser, Avocado Butter Hair Treatment (fab for dry ends), Citrus Facial Scrub, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Peppermint Body Soap and Banana Hand Creme...and soooo much more. It's boggles my mind that such luxury is available for the price of chicken fingers at Friday's, but there you go.

33 Comments:

Blogger Schanina said...

I am all for leaving Mrs. Spears alone. Calling child protective services on that girl was just plain evil. Britney Spears holds that baby so tight you can feel the love! I am sure every young mother will or has had an “oops” moment at some point! Additionally, the girl is dealing with some serious stress at home. KFED is toxic!

But on to more pressing issues…I have gotten three people addicted to that super lustrous lip gloss since you first mentioned it. Also I just saw an ad in essence that said the gloss now has SPF in it.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous AppleDiva said...

Tia,
Have you been chatting up my father? He loathes when people say cheap, he reminds us that inexpensive is a much better word.

Thanks for the beauty tips.

I must confess that I have a strong addiction to MAC pigments. I just bought 2 more from the new Limited Edition line. I am up to 10. What are some other ways of using MAC pigments, other than as eyeshadow?

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Tami said...

Tia, "Cherries in the Glow" is also a fab color of the Revlon Lipglass on us brown beauties. It's just the perfect hue of "red" to give your lips some glossy color without looking a streetwalker or clownish.

4:53 PM  
Blogger rebelleBAP said...

*loud applause!!!*

Truly your best post yet! I love your blog as i have said before but i have a confession...I was the anon poster who went on a rant but some people have nothing to do but watch TV.But I'm glad I you said you were one too:) And by the way Aubrey, needs to be solo star. she sticks out too much . That's probably why her hair is a brunnette. Ask the A&R.

Britney reminds me alot of these southern hometown girls down here. Unfortunetly she if doesn't put that child and unborn child first and get the hell out of that marriage she'll always look like a case and she's catch a case if she don't flip that baby seat like it suppose to be!

I love you bargain suggestions. I have Raisin l/g, and mark is one of my favs.

muah!
be good!

J

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Fo'Real in Los Angeles said...

Ohmigod! I use the same lipgloss and am amazed at how shimmery and pigmented it is for a drugstore buy. BTW, congrats on completing your most recent novel. I'm in the midst of completing my dissertation and am intimately acquainted with deadlines, writers block and the like. So I shake my coily fro' to you Ms. Tia.

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Doryn said...

Great suggestions!

11:25 AM  
Blogger bree! said...

Congratulations, Tia! I haven't been to the teen section of B&N, well, since I was a teen, but I do think I will pick up su libro!
Enjoy the afterglow of your accomplishment before you're on to the next thang! :)

12:39 PM  
Blogger LUXE_DivaSoulSistaHuneyChil said...

I must say BRAVO!!!! I am so glad you posted this, for the finanicially challenged folk. Not only that but its just better to have options, and expensive does not always mean the best quality product. This should be a regular topic, once a month just post your fav drugstore goodies on and watch Walgreens will be calling you to put you in their next commercial lol. I bought everything you posted the same day in fact, and when I am bubbling with anticipation to try the Revlon Lip gloss, oohhh I can't wait!

Smooches!,
LUXE

3:42 PM  
Blogger Miss Yasmine said...

Thanks TIA! I'll add these items to my shopping list next time I hit the grocery store.

10:57 PM  
Blogger K.C. said...

Whereas I am in total agreement that this Brit bashing needs to end - the doctor who made the report to CPS on Britney and Kevin was mandated by THE LAW to do so. There are plenty of parents who love their children who also abuse them (I'm not saying that she has abused Sean P., I'm just saying the report was necessary).

Tia, I loved the inexpensive choices! I've had the Lipglass ever since you mentioned it a few months ago. Totally LOVE it. It was shocking to see you on my tv in your commercial the other day. Way to go girl!

11:34 PM  
Anonymous *chloe* said...

I just received the Billie l/g and its so bronzey and bombshell and bossy! love it! I have a question for you. How do I get the impossibly fabulous skin on some of the models in Iman's book? in particular, the Concealor girl (pg 33) and the girl on pg 142. I am about their skin tone, but I am so sallow compared to them:-( What foundation tricks do you have?? thanks a bunch!!

11:03 PM  
Anonymous TxHottie said...

Thank You Tia! I definitely neede this. I have had my eye on that Burt's Bees for the longest, now I must go purchase it. Oh, and congratulations on your book!

9:56 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

I absolutely love Iman's products and used to buy them all the time. But after getting hooked on MAC a few years back, I must admit, I left everyone else alone. I will try the Iman Blushing Powder and never know what other finds I will find in the Iman collection.

10:25 PM  
Blogger shimmerliciousdiva said...

Thank You soooo much Tia darling, these are some really great products. I must say I love Burts Bees (I actually got introduced to the lip balm in my University's school store) and will be sure to try the kit as well as the Jane mascara (OOOH) and everything else. I agree with luxe_divasoulsistahoneychile, this should be a regular topic.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Funkee said...

Ok, so I a FINALLY am reading accidental diva. Lawd have mercy! Page 148 in one night!

I *heart* Jay. My favorite line, page 104. "She was a skittish, trembling Question, and he was the Answer."

And might I note that the way the book was bound makes it stay open easier when reading in bed! LOVE IT!

I bought the Too Faced thingy for the brightening effects and it crumbles a little under my eye. It does brighten though.

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Toi said...

Revlon's Raisin Glaze is so fab! I bought some this weekend....convinced my aunt to do so as well. We both love it!

6:25 PM  
Blogger zakiyyah said...

I recently was awarded a Fulbright Grant to Malaysia for 10 months and I am creating a what-to-pack list. I have decided that I will take about 2 weeks of clothes and build a wardrobe from local shop; but when it comes down to electronics and beauty aids I am torn. Like, should I bring my sidekick or just a regular cell? I am addicted to Burt's Bees and Miss Jessie's should I stock up or bring a limited supply and pray I come a cross something comparable. What would you do if you were going to be in South-East Asia for 10 months? What would you bring and what would you leave behind

2:12 PM  
Blogger Schanina said...

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3:44 PM  
Blogger Schanina said...

Yeah Tia, if you were stranded on a deserted island what couldn’t you live without? Please dedicate a post to answering Zakiyyah's "age old" question.

3:46 PM  
Blogger clothes-pin said...

Tia, I just discovered your blog and I have another beauty question. What's a girl to do with unruly LARGE curly hair- in terms of styling products. I've tried the Miss Jessies line of products and it way too heavy and sticky for me. Any suggestions?

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Funkee said...

Clothes pin...I'm no beauty editor :) but I LOVE Carol's Daughter Hair Milk for my curly do. :)

7:34 PM  
Blogger MalcaJ said...

Heyyy,
Ok Tia once again you've blew my monthly budget because I have to get everything on the list...the post was beautiful and I agree it should b a regular thing....Ok and I really am tired of hearing about Britney and Kfed I wish the media would let them live but he was wrong for the cornrows!! O and will someone please tell me when Being Bobby Brown comes back on, I am eagerly waiting
Until next time,
Mz_Jamaya

10:59 PM  
Blogger 1969 said...

Tia...This was a great post. Who doesn't appreciate a great drugstore find?

I love Revlon Lipgloss and have never tried that color. I am off to get it immediately.

Inexpensive is a classier way to say Cheap. Just like ladies Glow instead of sweating. :)

8:56 AM  
Anonymous nappygirl said...

Tia,
Thanks for the tip. I just picked up the lip gloss, and I love it. Just a tip to all the New Yorkers...I got mine at a store called Cosmetics Warehouse. Its on 39th Street between 7th and 8th ave. It was $2.80 and they had a 20% discount so I picked up about 4 different shades. Just wanted to share.

P.S.
I just finished the book, and I loved it.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Chevonne said...

Congrats on finishing the novel Tia!!!

I'll mos def have to try the fiber mascara.

8:26 PM  
Blogger LUXE_DivaSoulSistaHuneyChil said...

OK NEW OBSESSION!!!!! I have become obessed with trying to figure out how to use high pigment colors, like the ones in the add for Beyonce. I know this is not the norm but I want to try a new look like the make up on New New from the movie ATL I love the technique they used for her eye make up HOW CAN I GET THAT PERFECT TECHNIQUE??

8:09 PM  
Anonymous coco_fiere said...

Miss Tia, you've done it again! I live for Raisin Glaze and have been a fan from the beginning. I've been checking off stuff in the Mark catalog without actually buying so now that will change. Two of my new wallet-friendly picks are Revlon's waterproof Fabulash and L'Oreal's HIP Bronzer (although I'm still a huge fan of the Wet n Wild one and Bonne Bell-great for the brown girl glow). Mwah!

5:41 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

Tia....

I can't wait to try out these products out. I'm always trying to save my money and I'll definitely will be able get my products for the great price.

I'm looking forward in trying the Mark eye shadow(never tried this before)..the lip gloss...I have a lot and there all MAC...I love MAC products...but I can't wait to try Revlon's gloss...I'm not really a blush type of girl....but I love the MAC razin...I normally wear it as eyeshadow...but I'm going to try Iman's...I just love her and her products...

Oh...my list is done and I can't wait to head to store and start shopping....

Thanks Again for the great suggestions...
;-)

4:12 PM  
Blogger Tamron Lohan said...

i need to back you up with an AMEN: that jane mascara is the hottest thing under the sun. seriously, i have SCOURED drug stores in NYC to find that elusive stuff. I almost fainted when i finally found it at my local Eckerd. I LOVE it, but um, to anyone who lives in NYC, it doesn't work in the city. something about the air pressure. yeah, weird, huh? ok, it totally does. I JUST DON'T WANT IT TO SELL OUT SO I CAN ALWAYS GET MY HANDS ON IT WHEN I NEED TO RESTOCK!

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Blogger Kinya said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the ONLY other person in the world (besides, maybe, my poor brother Kevin, who had to live with me during THE PHASE) who could recite EVERY line to The Lost Boys with me JUST THE WAY IT WAS SAID IN THE MOVIE (without the wrong emPHASis on the wrong sylLABle)!!!!

How are YOU, Honeygirl!?!?! How are Lauren and Devon and your Bobs ('Remember when I called you and you had a cold - you were all stuffy - and your Mom answered the other line and you said, "I got it, Bob." And, I said, "Who's Bob?" And, you said "Very funny, Kinya." WHEW!) and Pops?

Wow. I've been looking for you, girl. You know, trying to connect with my old buddies in my old age, I mean, THEIR old age! Ha! I have actually been searching for old friends for about ten years. I've been in touch with Kippie, Kanani and Freda for years now. I have also gotten connected with friends from Nurnberg, Germany (Go Eagles!). Now, I know why you were so elusive! I see Kanani found you. I will have to ask her how she came upon you. Anyway, I got sick of putting your name up and classmates.com and reunion.com (I must have e-mailed three Lauren Williams' asking if they had a sister named Tia) and decided to just google ya! Imagine my surprise!!

I have been telling stories about us for years. 'Remember when we "saw" "Kid" and "John Goodman" at the Tacoma Mall? We were idiots! I can't believe we did that! And, we got those little B&W pics from those little booths. I have pictures of us from our last day of school from Mrs. Davis' 9th grade English class. You, me, Kanani and Rochelle. You, Thanh and me. 'Remember when you busted me out in that very same English class when Mrs. Davis made reference to "getting hot 'n' heavy in the backseat of your boyfriend's car". You turned around and said, "Kiiinyaaa!"

You have gotten yourself into the perfect career for your outgoing personality, honeygirl. Way to go, Tia. Way to go. (Are you thinking of 'An Officer and a Gentleman' right now, too?)

You gotta hit me up so I can send you the pics. Do you remember your psychedelic peace T-shirt and black acid wash jeans? I do. hee hee My e-mail address is KayLee0396@aol.com. 'Hope you have time. I really do. And, hey, let me know if you ever get down this way to good old Pennsylvania. (Yes, I'm that close.) We have Dutch Country, you know! Ha! I myself will be in New York in October at the New York Film Academy. We could do brunch! Do people really still do brunch?!?!

Long live 'The Lost Boys'!!!! "You'll never grow old, Michael. And, you'll never die. But, you must FEED!"

I will go now. It would seem I have a book to buy, written by an old friend of mine who bought me a door-length poster of James Dean for my fifteenth birthday. Thanks, again.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Kinya said...

Oh! My Mom says, "Hi!" and "Congratulations!"

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