COVERGIRL: First Male Brand Rep!

I woke up  to some pretty amazing news in the beauty world today, COVERGIRL has picked a new brand ambassador and yes he is a guy!  I am so excited about this, finally male MUA’s getting represented on a grand scale that has not been done before. Unfortunately news like this makes a few folks a bit “miffed” about COVERGIRL’s decision. To make a male a brand rep “saying men don’t wear makeup or It’s COVERGIRL not coverboy”  But listen, Makeup is genderless let me repeat that makeup is genderless.. Men have worn makeup for thousands of years, the earliest record of men using cosmetics was in Asia, flash forward a couple of thousand years in ancient Rome,  men would rock makeup too. So to see something like this come into fruition is giving me so much life now.jamescover                                              @jcharlesbeauty / Via instagram.com

More about this amazing talented MUA  named  James Charles, he is a 17 year old makeup artist who started filming on youtube a year ago gaining at least 70,000 followers within a year. He created his IG account @Jcharlesbeauty ,  441,000 instagram followers later he is making history as the first ever male to be a COVERGIRL rep! How amazing is that?!

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 He is seriously so talented and I’ve been blown away by his work for a while now. 

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“Breaking gender norms just comes instantly as soon as a boy is comfortable and confident enough to put on makeup. I think it’s so important to love who you are and be comfortable in your own skin,” Charles told BuzzFeed.

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“I really hope that as the first male CoverGirl that I am able to inspire others and give other people confidence to try out makeup! Hey, if a random 17-year-old guy can do it, you DEFINITELY can too!”

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Good Luck James, I can’t wait to see what amazing and creative things you are going to do!!!

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My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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MUA Spotlight: Color Touch by Ana

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I love anything that has to do with beauty, and makeup that is one of my passions.  I am also obsessed with Makeup artists, they have such an amazing talent and are so creative.

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I am always blown away by their creativity and dedication that’s why I wanted to share about a MUA like Ana Garcia.  I have been following Color Touch by Ana for a while now and she is amazing, her work is impeccable. I am always on her website going gaga over her work, can we talk about the Indian Bride she did like WOW so gorgeous!!

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On her bio she says “My passion for makeup began at an early age.

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Ana says “Every since I was a child I was in love with anything that had to do with beauty. At age 15 I decided to pursue cosmetology at a specialized high school.

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In my final year of basic cosmetology I decided to compete at the San Juan Beauty show in the makeup category with schools all around the island and for my surprise I won 3rd place motivating me more to pursue makeup”

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                                                                    When I graduated High School I enrolled in Advanced Cosmetology.

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After I graduated I decided to study Business Administration graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree, and I decided to start my makeup business.

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I love everything that has to do with beauty and fashion in front or behind the camera.

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I am always taking seminars to learn new techniques to bring my clients new trends and make them look their best.”

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Workshop with Celebrity MUA Scott Barnes

She took a workshop with Celebrity Makeup Artist Scott Barnes,well I almost fainted, he is so talented.

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She collaborates with Esposa Moderna Bridal Magazine, the editorials are so beautiful.

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Check out her work here you will love it!
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My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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Beauty Must Haves: Hard Candy Cosmetics all under $10!

 Disclosure: I was sent these products to review and received no compensation to review, this is 100% my honest review on a product I love! 

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Hello my loves, I wanted to share with you about my absolute favorite cosmetic brand! They came out with a few new products that are all under ten dollars. I couldn’t wait to share them with you, I tried them out for a while now; when I review Items I like to take my time with them. Just in case a breakout occurs or something else, I have sensitive skin, so I am always weary when I try new products. So YOU know if I am speaking about a brand on my blog it’s because I LOVE them and they were easy on my skin. 

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The first item I wanted to share was the Hard Candy: Sassy Eyes- Sultry palette, it has 9 shades that you can mix and match. It also includes the eye shadow primer, which I loved. Make sure when you apply, put only half a pea size on your finger; trust me it goes a long way! On to the “Take me out” liner, lord have mercy that liner is soooo amazing, it’s nothing but a nub now because I use it so much. It included a small eye shadow applicator and an instructional card with 3 start to finish looks. Also attached is a mirror and the whole case is reusable which I think is so awesome, it retails at $8! 

Ombre blush

This is the holy grail of all blushes for me, I haven’t found a blush that actually works for me. When I used the Glow all the way: Ombre Blush in the shade Punch I honestly fell in love with it. I can’t wait to get the other one in the collection. Retails for $7!

Nude lipgloss

This is a Plumping Serum lip gloss that I always have in my purse for a quick touch up, its in the shade “Nude” This gloss isn’t too glossy it perfectly hydrates and plumps my lips.

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If you layer it, it creates a more curvaceous lip, I’m not talking a “Kylie Jenner” lip tho. No Collagen needed, all natural let me sip my tea.. It retails for $6!

Birthday suit palette

 This palette is the one that I toss in my bag all the time with the Plumping lip gloss for quick touch up’s throughout the day. This ‘Top ten trendsetter” palette in “Birthday Suit” is a collection of fashion-forward colors in a fabric mirror compact. It contains every shade you need from Mattes,Shimmers,glitter and metallic finishes. Retails for $6! 

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Musthave hard candy,,

 

Overall: I LOVE hard candy, it ranges from $2-10 dollars each product and the quality is fantastic.  It’s affordable and easily found at any walmart.  Most importantly they don’t test on animals!  

PS: I am editing a youtube video showing you how to create fun looks with these items, keep on a lookout here. I will be posting the video this week, till then have a lovely weekend lovelies!! Kisses and hugs! 

My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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Charmed Eyes to launch her second makeup catalog!

Charmed Eyes new Catalog

charmed3 makeupThis year has been amazing thus far. Working on the well know rapper Yandel’s Video with my colleagues Ana Garcia and Cammy Perez was amazing the video got great reviews and everyone loved the makeup.

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Makeup Artists, Charmed Eyes, Cammy Perez and Ana Garcia did the makeup for Rapper Yandel’s Video.

Launching my own line of cosmetics has been the highlight of my year. My first Catalog was a major hit and I am working on my second one getting my inspiration board ready to start choosing my models and start the shoot, God willing by December.

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It is so wonderful to have so much support. So be on the lookout for my second Catalog, the lucky models chosen and shoot dates so you can see behind the scenes, and the making of.

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I will keep you posted!

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 Check out the new catalog of her line here–http://issuu.com/charmedeyesgreis/docs/charmed_eyes_cosmetics_catalog


Much love,
Charmed Eyes

 

 
 

Namir Pérez del Valle, is also known as Charmed Eyes Greis. She is a professional makeup artist from Puerto Rico specializing in Fantasy and Fashion makeup. She has vast experience in the field. Charmed Eyes By Namir
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A Magical Night at Esposa Moderna’s Anniversary Event!

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One of my favorite Bridal Magazines Esposa Moderna “Modern Wife” just celebrated its Fifth Anniversary. I was so happy to be a part of the celebration held at the Sheraton Hotel in Old San Juan.

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The guests were greeted with Goodie Bags, Sangria and delicious Appetizers. There were photographers, beautiful models that have graced their covers among other guests.

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One of the most emotional parts of the event was when Editor and Chief Brenda Sosa gave an emotional speech thanking everyone for their support I think everyone was teary eyed. I talked a bit with one of the Top Models in Puerto Rico, Gretchen Capo owner of GModels, such a charming young lady.

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I had a great time with Curvy Model Ana Garcia who has been one of the covers and photographer Apolonia V. I think that this has been one of the events that I have enjoyed so much that didn’t want to leave, great company, delicious food, fine wine, I can say that we got the Royal Treatment, but you cannot expect less from Esposa Moderna Staff.

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I wish them many more years of success.

Marta Rivera is a blogger from Puerto Rico, she is an English professor and a Plus Size advocate on the Island, an Island that is mainly for thin models, but she is trying her best to change that. Marta will be blogging for Curvy Girl on a Budget letting us know everything that is happening in the Plus Size community from fashion to events in Puerto Rico.
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