Friday, December 31, 2010

Makeup resolutions for 2011

me earlier this year- my "no makeup" makeup look

Here are my makeup resolutions for next year and beyond. What are some of yours?

1. Throw out make up that I do not use. I need to stop hoarding makeup and get rid of what I don't use because bacteria does grow in makeup and make up products do have a shelf life. Some people have lipsticks for 5 yrs or more. C'mon! Let the overhaul begin.

2. Invest in an airbrush machine. This should be number 1 on the list.

3. Try out more brands like bobbi brown, smashbox, stila, bare minerals, physicians formula and urban decay.

4. Wear less makeup. Which leads to #5

5. Take better care of my skin so I can wear less makeup. I think I already do but I will continue working on my hyper pigmentation and acne for next year and share my experiences with you. I'm constantly searching for the next best thing. Speaking of which I found this line called specific beauty that is geared towards women of multi-hued complexions. Jennifer Hudson swears by it.

6. Start making more mineral eyeshadow. I started this earlier in the year and stopped but owning my own make up line is still my dream.

7. Get certified. Cosmetology school here I come.

8. Spend less on makeup during the year and find ways to get free makeup to try out for companies.

9. Reach out to more mature women. Oh the faux pas they commit when it comes to makeup. I know my mother is guilty of wearing a bright lip and blue eyeshadow but I am trying to ween her off her bad habits. And ladies the dark pencil with the lipstick or gloss- #Insert not so nice word here#.

10. Write more on my blog. Hence why I know need to be able to blog from my phone. I have many ideas just don't find the time to sit down by my laptop to write them down but I will dedicate more time to writing more posts in 2011.

Let's hope I can stick to at least 5 out of 10 of my makeup resolutions next year.
Happy New Year my beauties!!! I will post all my looks for the holiday season sometime this weekend. Enjoy the parties or balls or parades or where ever u gonna put ur best face forward. Until 2011, stay beautiful...inside and out.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Giveaway Contest

Hi beauties, I know its late but the flu kept me on lock down for a few days and I'm just recovering.:) I still want to have my second giveaway contest for New Years-the only draw back is the winner will be announced on the 4th January 2011 instead of the 1st. But its still a treat. The winner will receive... drum roll please................

The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara

Why You'll Love It

Creates 9X the volume, instantly.
  • Patented MegaBrush + Collagen Formula plump lashes one by one
  • Dramatic Volume with no clumps 
Contest Rules

  • Subscribe or follow my blog by 6 pm on the 4th of January 2011. If you subscribe, please send me a message via facebook or via the blog or by email ( or I will not be able to enter your name.
  • Must be at least 14 to enter. 
  • For this contest, its open to all as long as there's a mail service to that country.:)
  • You get bonus a entry, for every friend you refer and they follow or subscribe.Just let me know of the friends name and you'll get you name entered again.
Good luck to to all!!!

PS Those who are already following or subscribing will also be entered but if you refer a friend you can receive a bonus entry. The more times your name is in the contest, the more chances you have of winning.

Thanks for supporting Necessary Beauty!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

And the winner is....

All names in the bag
Names and prize

Congrats hun! You have just won a Falsies Mascara.

Thanks for participating in the 1st Necessary Beauty Contest. Congrats to Karimu for winning. For those who weren't so lucky, your names will be entered in my New Year's contest to win a Colossal Mascara. Keep locked to my blog for details. Merry Christmas my beauties and thanks for your support.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


In the spirit of Christmas and to celebrate my blog's 1 yr anniversary I decided to have a my first contest/giveaway . You will have two chances to win two of my favourite products.

The first is Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Blackest Black (pictured above)

Why you'll love The Falsies Mascara:

Instant false glam in a tube!!!

The Falsies Mascara delivers a false lash look; giving you a full set of voluminous, bold, fanned out lashes and the appearance of no gaps from any angle.

The Falsies Mascara is designed to give the appearance of no gaps and spaces. In a wink lashes you didn’t even know you had look visibly thickened!

I love this mascara!!!

Contest Rules:
1. If you are in the first 30 to subscribe or become a follower of Necessary Beauty, your name will be put in a pool and a winner will be randomly drawn from the pool.

2. You have to be in St. Kitts or Nevis to participate. (sorry I don't want the hassle of shipping)

3. You must be 13 and older to participate.

4. Would prefer females to enter but guys if you want to enter to win for your girlfriend or yourself , go right ahead.

5. After the names have been pooled and the winner is drawn which I will announce on the blog in 1 week I will contact the winner via email or they could contact me via my email

Good luck!

Stay locked on to necessary beauty for my next give away- another one of my favourite products.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Top 10 Beauty gifts for that Special Someone.

This was my signature look for the year. What was yours? One trend I am carrying over to the new year is the bright purple or pink lip and I am losing the long hair. well I already did.

My picks for best beauty gifts.

Warm Thrill Seekers Mac Mini Pigments

1. MAC Holiday Mini Pigments $32.50
I got two of these last year for christmas in Warm Thrill Seekers and Cool Thrill Seekers. There's also a Smokey Thrill Seekers. Love them all. Even though they are so small , a little bit of pigment goes along way. Think about it- one normal size mac pigment is around $18, you get 5 of these mini ones for $32.50. Great

Sonia Kushuk brushes @

2. Every girl who is into makeup has got to have a basic brush set- face, eyes and lip brush are the three essentials every make up lover needs whether you're a beginning or a expert. Here are some of my favourites all under $50.Sonia Kashuk 4 pc brush set @ 12.99
MAC She's got it all 5 pc brush set from their tartan holiday collection $49.50
Ecotools brush set for the green girl 14.99
Steal- Coastal scents 13 pc brush set with stylish case 39.95. I have the reptile
You can always try ebay or for deals on brush sets but quality brushes that usually last longer cost more and you won't be disappointed.

Stila Lip glaze set

3. Lipgloss set

Lip glaze set by Stila.($120 value)
This set of eight lip glazes features four top-selling shades and four limited-edition, holiday-exclusive shades that will add a splash of color and shine to lips. I love stila lip glosses. They are NOT sticky at all and the glide on smooth @ for $25.

Bareminerals Shimmer and Shine set

4. Mineral Makeup
For those girls who've always wanted to try the mineral makeup trend or are already on that trend. This set comes with every thing including brushes. Valued at $142, you can get it at for $54. You can also go to and check out their other offers on their sets.

Urban decay "The black palette"

Coastalscents smokey eye palette
This is the smokey eye palette from coastalscents with a wide array of colours to choose from
for $21.95. @coastalscent.

5. Smokey eye palette. Every girl should own a smokey eye palette.
This glittery black compact with mirror features a daring palette of five black-based, glimmering, jewel-toned eyeshadows, and Urban Decay's darkest matte black eyeshadow, Black Dog, for adding dimension like never before. The set comes complete with a travel-size 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero and a mini genie bottle of Eyeshadow Primer Potion, so your color stays deep, dark and alluring all day and night $36 at.

6. Awesome Nail polish
OPI for sephora- the best name in nail polish.
This collection is a favorite among die-hard polish lovers. The Sephora by OPI Rocker Chic collection contains four petit nail laquers in Fiercly Fabulous, Just a Little Dangerous, Already Famous, a
nd Go My Own Way.$18 @

7. ZENO Hot spot blemish clearing device.

Eliminate blemishes fast using the Zeno Hot Spot Blemish Clearing Device. For the girl or guy who struggles with breakouts its simple and effective and painless- this is worth a try an the price is a steal $39.99 @

8. For the extreme make up lover or the expert.
Luminess Air Airbrush makeup system I have been shopping around for an airbrush system and a friend told me this one works better than the temptu system and they have more shades that match our skin tone than temptu. There are four systems to choose from. The most basic system which is the kelly system ranges for about $169. It is worth the investment especially if that person you are
buying for is a professional.

9. No! No! I'm sure we've all seen this advertise on tv and wanted to try it- well here's your chance to get it for that special person or for yourself.
A revolutionary new concept in hair removal, suitable for all hair types and skin colors.
What it does:Achieve hair density reduction at home, with no mess, no cuts, no burns, and no noise. No!no! is based on an exciting new technology called Thermicon™, which uses the scientific principles of thermal transference to conduct a gentle pulse of heat to the hair. Additionally, the thermal heat signal destroys the hair, which is characterized by odor.What else you need to know:With a no!no! treatment there's no pain, you don't have to wait for hair to grow long in order to remove it, and there is no skin irritation like in-grown hairs, red pimples, or rashes to cover up.@ for $194.00

10. The best beauty gift of all is love. It will give you a glow like no foundation can, a smile like no lipstick or gloss can and bright eyes that no eyeshadow can emulate. So this holiday season, give a little love. It goes a long way.

On another note, It will be a year since I started this blog. Happy Anniversary to me! Thanks for all your support my beauties and please continue to follow and subscribe. Tell your friends about it and they will tell their friends.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Beauties!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Favourite Looks for the Holiday Season.

Hi beauties. I thought I'd share some of my favourite looks for the Holiday Season, whether you have a party,or wedding or carnival activity consider some of these hot trends to complete your look.

This look right above- Smokey eye with a bright colour. I love an emerald green smokey eye or a deep royal blue. Its so pretty. Instead of doing a normal dark colour try a bright colour for your smokey eye for your Christmas Party or New Years Party. Please remember don't go all matchy matchy if your dress is green- try a bronze or gold smokey eye. If your dress is pink- try blue or silver.

Go all out with some fake lashes to amp up your sexy eyes.

Smokey eyes. All time classic. Zoe Saldana's is a little more edgy but a simple smokey eye using browns or deep blues can be a hit at any holiday party or event. If you do a dramatic eye, remember to do a simple nude lip. You don't want the two to compete.

Rock Red lips. One of those hottest lip colours this season. Don't be afraid to wear a red lip. Just have to find your right shade.

This is my favourite trend. I think I rock a purple lip every day. Don't worry there are many shades of purple for every skin tone this year.

Try out a vampy colour on your lips whether its burgundy, deep red, deep purple or brown.