Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You. Betta. Work.

Hello darlings,
Thank you so much for participating in week eight of SYB's "Free at Last" Giveaway Extravaganza! This week's winner is "From Gullah to Ghetto and Now Ivory Tower!" Because, well...because she's one of the veddy veddy few girls who noted that I co-wrote Iman's "Beauty of Color" (hello?). I'm vain, dammit. Appeal to my ego and you win prizes!

I'm kidding, of course. Vaguely.

Anyway, Ms. Gullah, Etc., send me an email at with your address so I can send you your prize: A trio of bestselling products from Carol's Daughter, including Mimosa Hair Honey, Almond Cookie Bar Soap, and Bring in the Moisture Face Wash ($47.50 value)! Come back next Monday and compete to win bath and body favorites from none other than, drumroll...KIEHLS!! And now, onto le beaute...

I am hell and gone obsessed with Rupaul's Drag Race. I mean, obviously. I didn't catch it the first time around, so now I'm watching it on LOGO. Sweet baby Jesus, Ru found some drop-dead gorgeous girls, didn't he? Punk-fierce Nina Flowers (left), cute-as-a-button Ongina...I can't get enough. And the makeup, the makeup, the makeup! These ladies are true artists. Anyone who has watched Bebe Benet contour the living s*&t out of a cheekbone will agree.

In tribute to these sultry-eyed sirens, allow me to introduce my all-time favorite smoky eye palette, Sephora Smoky Eyes Palette ($38, $50 value). The thing is, it's sooo hard to create a grade-A smokey eye if you have no idea how to start. And this genius kit makes a major eye ridiculously easy to do. It comes with four shadows--a base, contour, lid, and brow shade--as well an inky-black eyeliner and a volumizing mascara. Plus, the kit includes step-by-step instructions and a mirror! You absolutely cannot go wrong.


Blogger 1969 said...

Bebe Zahara Benet killed that show. CAMEROOOOON. LOL

Seriously though....the Whitney Houston lip synch face off almost made me cancel my tv subscription. D>E>A>D

11:03 AM  
Anonymous tabitha said...

If only I knew how to apply shadow to my flat (read: nonexistent) creases.

12:15 PM  
Blogger From Gullah to Ghetto and now Ivory Tower said...

THANKS so much Tia for choosing me as the winner of the Carol Daughter's trio of prizes!! I've been a fan of you and SYB since I was under the moniker "Fo' Real in LA."

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL CAMEROOOOOON!!!! I'm with 1969. Love that darn show and I am glad it's coming back for a second season.

Oh how I wish I were a drag queen.

3:04 AM  
Blogger divasoul said...

I was HOOKED on that show! They need to have a makeup "how-to".

1:01 PM  

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