Monthly Archives: February 2010

>Brown Smokey Eye with Eyebrow and Eyelash Tutorial

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I created a Brown Smokey Eye with some of the eye-shadows that I have already in my make-up bag..I just placed an order for my first 88 pallet from Coastal Scents and I’m excited. It should be here this week! I’m looking forward to using the shadows in that pallet because so many youtubers are using it already. The Lighting in my video sucks but I’m working on that for future video’s tell me what you think! I don’t know how to fast forward through my video’s and make them speed up that’s why I had to break it down into four parts. If you know how to do that let me know!!

Part 1



Part 2



Part 3

Part 4

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>Miss Nic’s Mini Haul Bronner Bro’s Hair Show

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Hello Blog Lovers! I just wanted to share with you guys my mini haul that I purchased on yesterday at the Bronner Brother’s Hair Show in Atlanta. I made a video about it on my Youtube Channel Check it out! I purchased all of these products for $20.00 and I’m excited about being able to use them. They are Kiss New York Products. This is my first time using these products and I’m hoping that I will have a great experience while using them. I just wanted to give a little bit more detail about each product.
 
Available in Gold Eye Dress and Black Eye Dress
What it is: A four-color mineral eye shadow quad with a shadow precision applicator and a liner pencil. What it does: Enhances the eyes with deep, rich, soft, finely textured shadow tones with all of the healing benefits of its enriched mineral formula.  
What else you should know: With colors extremely complimentary to darker skin tones, these dynamic mineral color quads come with a handy how-to guide right on the label for step-by-step eye perfection every time. Use the liner to create maximum definition around the eye line as a perfect compliment of the vivid shadow shades.
 
  
What it is: A smudge-proof, easy to control liquid liner that creates the perfect intense line every time. 
What it does: This exclusive smudge proof, quick dry, hypoallergenic formula allows you to create an intense long-lasting line with ease
. What else you should know: This easy hold construction coupled with the exclusive tip design work great together to glide on fine or bold lines without a fuss with even with the shakiest of hands.
 
What it is: An aloe-enriched clear sealing and shinning gel for the lash and brow 
What it does: Grooms the lash and brow hair with professional results by gently coating and sealing the hairs to tame curly and/or unruly strands creating a crisp, manicured appearance for up to 24 hours
 What else you should know: All natural ingredients are used to protect and protect the beauty of your natural brow lash hairs without flaking or smudging.
I have three shades in La Dolce Vita, I’m A Celebrity, Million Dollar Kiss
What it is: A maximum shine brilliant, irresistibly flattering lip color.  
What it does: Combines the creamy color intensity of a lipstick and the moisturizing shine of a lip-gloss all in one.  
What else you should know: Filled with a host of natural botanicals, this dynamic lip splendor hydrates, softens and shines with ease creating the perfect delicious pout in a flash every time.
 
I have three shades: Nude Beige, Coral, and Tea Rose
What it is: An advanced formula lipstick enriched with jojoba oil for continuous moisture and protection. What it does: Offers long lasting lip color with an irresistible cream finish for fuller, softer, more seductive lips.
What else you should know: This velvety-smooth formula glides on with the ease while the jojoba oil promotes the ultimate softness and helps deliver a long lasting gorgeous finish with an exceptionally smooth and moisturized texture.
 
What it is: A defining mascara that separates, lengthens and “volumemizes” your natural lashes for maximum impact.  
What it does: This unique wand construction and innovative ‘anti-clump” smudge proof formula defines as it thickens and lengthens then seals expertly to your natural lashes for a high-impact, 24 hour wear. 
What else you should know: This hypoallergenic, elongating formula lifts you eyes for creating the appearance of larger, longer, whiter, wider eyes that won’t clump or flake. It’s the ultimate eye-shaping tool with no fuss and no mess.
 

What it is: A therapeutic treatment mascara with a breakthrough technology that widens and brightens the eyes with a dynamic curl. 

What it does: It takes your lashes to the next level by creating a commanding curl while providing a spa like protein treatment to promote healthier, longer stronger lashes. 
What else you should know: This mascara creates the perfect curl to your lash without compromising the health of your lashes. This hypoallergenic, non-flaking mascara is safe for contact wearers and the perfect lash nourishing treatment for those who want wide, bright, dreamy eyes in a flash.
 Check out the Video and tell me what you think!!! Thanks for Reading!! Tell a Friend and Subscribe to the Youtube Channel


>Miss Nic’s New Youtube Video

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Okay…So I finally got a Camera..so Now I can start doing some tutorials…. I was nervous while recording this video. This will be a challenge…but I love challenges. I have absolutely no make-up on..looking tired as ever..due to no sleep..but I think it turned out okay for the first round. Many more to come. Tell me what you think!

>Miss Nic’s Doo Gro Challenge

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Hello loves!! I just wanted to tell you guys about some of the products that I’ve purchased on last month. My aunt suggested that I try it. I never really thought that I would ever use products that promote major hair growth because I’ve always had a head full of hair. However on New Years Day at our family New Years Dinner we were all discussing hair, hair products, and hair extensions. It’s just something that we girls get into after we’ve gotten full and talked and listened about everyone’s work problems. My Aunt and Cousin said that they once experienced a lot of breakage from braids that they were wearing in their hair. My Aunt then explained that she used Doo Gro products and they helped her hair grow back. So I was like hmm okay. So later that month when I made a unplanned trip to Sally’s I decided to try a new dandruff shampoo..because I have an itchy scalp. So I’ve been using the product since January 15, 2010 and I must say that it actually works! My hair has grown and I’m shocked. My sister even noticed it! My hair wasn’t extremely shout but I cut into layers in November. It fell right at my shoulder. It’s now below my collar bone. I wasn’t really trying to grow my hair like I’m on a mission to grow my hair down my back or below my shoulder before summer..It’s the product and it works. By the way..The dandruff shampoo (tingling growth shampoo) is FAB and it only cost 5 bucks!! So This past weekend I made a trip to my newly found favorite BSS on the south side of Atlanta and I purchased the Moisturizing Shampoo and the Conditioner. Since it is growing I may as well grow it back out. Why not?? Let’s see if I can get my hair back to the original length in the picture above!! So I’ve been shampooing my hair with the dandruff shampoo every week since January 15th and I love it. I don’t have that retched itchy scalp in the middle of the week. I love it!!
These products contain Herbal ingredients which are great. One of the ingredients that stood out to me that was amazing was Cherry bark. My mother who is a Master Cosmetologist as well as Physical Education Teacher is a health food junkie and herbs are her specialty. I’m from the country and in the back yard we had a cherry tree and my mother would take the bark from the tree in the fall right before it gets too cold and boil it in water and make tea for us to fight colds and things. Sounds crazy but it works. So I was amazed when I saw that it was part of the ingredients along with other recognizable ingredients.  Check out the products that I’m using along with the length of my hair after I cut it and a picture I took the other day. I’m going to keep you guys posted on the progress. I’m going to do a check point around the end of the March to show progress. By that time time it would have maybe used the whole bottle and it would be exactly three months of growth.I may even post before then.
 
Doo Gro Moisturizing Shampoo:
Just started using this on February 12th
Helps promote strong, healthy growing hair. Its rich, luxurious formula gently cleanses, conditions, and detangles hair while it thickens and returns hair to its natural healthy condition. DOO GRO® Moisturizing Growth Shampoo restores moisture to dry, brittle and damaged hair. Safe to use on all types of hair including color treated, bleached and relaxed.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Glycol Stearate, Polyquaternium-10, Diazolidinyl Urea and Methylparaben and Propylparaben, Pure Herb Complex (Chamomile, Neutral Henna, Goldenseal, Calendula, Hops, Horsetail, Cherry Bark), Retinol (Vitamin A), Ergocaliferol (Vitamin E), PEG-75 Lanolin, Propylene Glycol, Corn Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Citric Acid
 
 Doo Gro Tingling growth shampoo: 
I just started using this first. January 15th
Helps promote strong, healthy growing hair. Its unique formula gently cleanses and conditions hair, while it adds strength and returns hair to its natural healthy condition. DOO GRO® Tingling Growth Shampoo with flaking control moisturizes hair and scalp while controlling flaking. Its natural ingredients also control dry, flaky and itchy scalps. Safe to use on hair that is relaxed, curled, natural, dry, overprocessed, breaking or damaged.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Lauramide DEA, Glycol Stearate, Chloroxylenol, Menthol, Extracts of (Nettle, Pine, Budrock, Chamomile, Marigold, Rosemary, Ivy, Amica, Lime, Corn Flower, Wild Chamomile, St. John’s Wort, Watercress, Garlic), Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Methylparaben (and) Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Certified Color, Retinol (Vitamin A) (and) Tocopherol (Vitamin E) .
 
Doo Gro Growth Repair Conditioner:
Just purchased this on February 12th
Strengthens and repairs hair that has been damaged or abused. This unique formula remoisturizes dry, brittle, and chemically treated hair and returns it to its youthful luster. DOO GRO Growth Repair Conditioner detangles and adds body to hair, while reducing breakage and helping mend split ends and frizzies leaving hair feeling clean and fresh with a beautiful sheen.
 Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Stearamonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Mineral Oil, PEG-8 Stearate, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Quaternium 33, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Cherry Bark, Chamomile, Natural Henna, Goldenseal, Calendula, Hops, Horsetail Plant.
 
Giggles…Excuse the expression..I was TERRIBLY BORED!!! UGH…Anyways..This is the week after I got my hair cut. My hair fell just below my neck right above the collar bone.
 
I took this picture yesterday..As you can see..My hair is 1 inch below my collar bone..which if my memory serves me correct my hair before I got it cut was just at my collar bone..Soo..since my hair cut in November my hair has grown. Which is great. I need to lay off the fries and fried foods.. Giggles it may grow even faster!
 PSA:: Don’t get me twisted..I’m still using my Design Essentials Products!!! I love them!! This is just something I’m doing out of curiosity!
Thanks for reading! Tell a Friend and Come back for more on the Doo Gro Challenge! Peace and Blessings ~♥ Miss Nic♥ ~

>Miss Nic’s Spotlight:Introducing Ms. Brittany Foster aka. Nail Dva

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Hello Blog lovers! I told you guys that I would have the second part of Miss Nic’s first Spotlight Feature and here it is. I have already told you guys a little about Ms. Foster and we’ve already been introduced to her business partner Stephanie Saddler aka Ms. Buttafingers. Ms. Foster is a Minxed Certified Technician, Advanced Nail Tech (ANT), Managing Instructor, and a Business Owner. I asked Brittany the same Q and A’s but if you guys have more questions or would like to know more her contact information will be at the end of the blog interview.


MNEE:How long have you worked as a nail tech? 
Brittany: Since 2001

MNEE: At what point in your life did you know that you wanted to work as a Nail Tech in the Beauty Industry? 

Brittany: Since the age of 10 I dreamed of doing nails! Once I graduated high school I wanted to make my dream a reality!


MNEE: What is your niche, what sets you apart from all the other nail techs in the industry?  

Brittany: I would say I bring a retro neo style of art & design to the industry. My niche is natural nails, but my skills are unlimited and I can perform any service!




MNEE: Do you have a business location? Where is it located? 

Brittany: I’m currently located at Spiffie’s Multi-Cultural Salon 25630 Rockside Rd Bedford, OH 44146


MNEE: Tell us a little bit about your business and how you got started?

Brittany: I am part owner of Nailology, a professional nail care system, which was released February 6, 2010.  This business came about from a conversation six months ago with my business partner Stephanie Saddler that has since then became the HOTTEST nail care system to grace the industry! To see what the entire buzz is about or to purchase products log on to http://www.thenailology.com


 


MNEE: What would you say to encourage those who wish to pursue a career in the Beauty Industry and/or work as a Nail Tech?  

Brittany: I would say, NEVER give up on your dream, stay humble and passionate about the gift you’ve been blessed with, and keep God as your foundation. With all these ingredients you can’t help but to succeed!


MNEE: Do you travel to other cities to host different events or parties? 

Brittany:Yes, but you must have a minimum of ten people upon scheduling. For more details/to schedule a party in an area near you log on to http://www.naildva.com



MNEE: Tell us a little bit about the products that you use on your clients to keep their nails healthy and beautiful?  

Brittany: The primary products I use are sea salts, sugar scrubs, and oils by Nailology. Upon arriving to my finish I use OPI polish.





MNEE: How long have the both of you worked together as business partners? 

Brittany:We started out as class mates a year ago, which soon turned into a friendship, and now business partners. I am a firm believer of God putting people in your life for a reason, season, or lifetime! With that being said I’m thankful for him placing us both in that classroom a year ago so we could come together, make HISTORY in this industry as well as glorify his purpose and will for our lives!






Contact Information for Brittany:

Brittany Foster (Nail Dva)
Managing Instructor
Minxed Certified Technician
Advanced Nail Technician (ANT)
Owner of Nailology Professional Nail Care System

Websites:
www.naildva.com               

            thenailology@yahoo.com

Pictures of Brittany’s Work

 
  
 
 
Thanks for reading! Tell a Friend! ~♥ Miss Nic ♥~


>Miss Nic’s Spotlight

>Elegant Edge is adding a new feature! Miss Nic’s Spotlight. If you may or may not already know I have already published the first posting that introduces you to Mrs. Stephanie Saddler and Ms. Brittany Foster straight out of Ohio!! Here at Elegant Edge I am looking for some of our Natural Beauties to share their story on the Blog about your journey from relaxed to natural hair or your story as a Natural Beauty in general along with any types of hair tips that you use to share with others. Here at Elegant Edge We love all hair types! Send me an email to elegant.edge10@gmail.com

Tell a Friend and If you wish to be featured the by all means send me an E-mail!! ~♥ Miss Nic ♥~


>RIP Alexander McQueen

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Miss Nic would like to send her condolences to the McQueen Family on their loss.
 
March 17, 1969-February 11,2010

Check out the Video of his RTW (ready to wear) Collection for Spring 2010

Part 2