Posts Written On February 08, 2012

Movies To Look Out For: @Marvel The Avengers

All our favorite comic book turned big screen heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, and more all come together for one thrill seeking, gripping quest of good versus evil in Marvel’s The Avengers. Catch a glimpse of the adventure right here with an exclusive look at the extended trailer (Super Bowl edition) for MARVEL’S The Avengers, to be released in theaters on May 4th, 2012. Check it out!



Valentine’s Day with @Links_Of_London

“This Valentine’s Day, Links of London has your guide to gift giving. From the new Love Note Locket that secretly holds a charm inside, to special Valentine’s Day charms and a limited edition Friendship Bracelet, we will help you send the message of love! Starting January 30 through February 14, visit Links of London counters at Holt Renfrew and with your purchase of any Sweetie Bracelet, receive a complimentary sterling silver Heart Charm as our gift to you.”- Links of London

Get your sweetie something special this Valentine’s Day 🙂

peace and love



Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics (@ybcosmetics) Product Review

I recently tried out a couple products from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, which I definitely suggest adding to your “must try” list!

I’m a fan of mineral based makeup because it tends to be gentler on the skin. Youngblood was created by a licensed medical aesthetician, Pauline Youngblood, specifically so that patients would be able to use it on their super-sensitive skin after dermatological procedures. If that isn’t gentle, I don’t know what is!

I tried the Mineral Primer, Liquid Mineral Foundation and Lunar Dust…



I love a good primer, but unfortunately, a good primer is often hard to find. Many times, they’re feathery or too thick, and that completely defeats the purpose. However, I’ve used the Youngblood Mineral Primer several times, and each time, it goes on smooth, providing a weightless base for my makeup. My skin can be a bit on the oily side, and this primer keeps my makeup on all day.



Just like the Mineral Primer, the Foundation is incredibly lightweight and absorbs very quickly. It goes on evenly, provides natural coverage, and doesn’t wipe off, which is a problem I’ve had with some liquid foundations (another common issue with oily skin). The Deep Sea Hydrating Complex helps hydrates the skin without making is greasy or sticky.

I got the foundation in “Barbados”, which is the darkest shade, however I probably should have gone one shade lighter with “Caribbean”. I was able to wear it for about a week, thanks to the glow I had from my Miami trip, but once my skin settled back into it’s dead-of-winter color, I had to stop using it because it was a bit too dark. No worries–I’ll be able to able to wear it after the next time I get a little sun in my life!

On a related note, it would be great if Youngblood had a better selection of darker colors. With “Barbados” being the darkest shade, many women of color aren’t going to be able to find the correct match.



I love this. The fine, light-reflecting minerals provide a soft, luminous glow. I used “Dusk”, which was the perfect color. Definitely one of the best bronzers I’ve come across.



Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics are available at spas and online at