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IMG_20140406_135020I went out this weekend to an all white party, Charleston Wears White III, very sophisticated event. I wore an all white peplum dress by Guess. It was the Scuba and Mesh Mix Peplum Dress in True White. I accessorized with gold hoop earrings with long gold tassels that accented the earrings. My shoes were also white and they came from Guess as well.  I was prepared for my outfit , but I had absolutely no idea how I was going to do my makeup. Below are pictures and my first tutorial of my look.


First I started off playing with colors. I decided to do a pink lip because I love pink lips against my dark brown skin. All of these colors would have worked well because they’re in the cool color family opposed to the warmer color pinks. To make that statement simple, that means all the pinks that I selected complements my skin because they are in the blue family, not colors close to fire cracker red. Needless to say I was indecisive and I chose a totally different color then the swatches above.


I chose this color combo, Lorac frosted pink and Liquid Lip color by Mary Kay

After selecting my lip color I was more than satisfied with it . I paired it with a very soft smokey cat eye and a smile.


After everything was said and done I went out had a blast, (two party’s in one night) came home took the picture above and made my first makeup tutorial, With my cellie…at 2:30 am. Most people would go to bed. I’m a weirdo so I did a makeup tutorial instead. Enjoy ;-)


So I was doing my makeup this morning at my job and when I got finished I said to myself, “self your face is beat to perfection, she looked back at me in the mirror and said, “girl did you forget, this is what you do.” I thought to myself, “oh yea, I am a makeup artist, and this is what I do for a living.” I LOVE DOING MAKEUP and soon you all will get to see me shopping, beating faces to perfection and showing you all how to create quick pulled together and glamorous looks.

My last three hours at work was spent doing an eyelash extension touch-up for and hour starting promptly at 2:30 finishing at 3:30. After cleaning my lash room I went to my station and started taking selfies…gotta love those selfies right, what a great way to past time. This is what I came up with.

IMG1116 You guys can obviously tell that I’m bored (out my mind). It dawned on me that I didn’t have on any lips. So, I went to my purse and whipped out one of the most poppington lip colors “Patent Leather Red” from the KIP Lip collection of Keep it Pretty and Look what it did.


Me, Jenifer Vanderhorst aka Ms. Keep it Pretty

My camera phone distorts color really bad, but I will put reputation on the line and vouch that these lip colors are Highly pigmented. Needless to say the last two hours of work was super fun. I played in makeup and took pictures of it all :-)



 Chanel Iman and Joan Smalls joined Jourdan Dunn on the the third season of her online cooking show, “Well Done With Jourdan Dunn.  The three beauties reminisced about that time they were all in a Beyonce video Yonce rocking it out while chatting about where they were when it dropped and how Bey allowed them to be themselves and just do their thing. Jourdan mentions a scene where she had to seduce Mrs. Carter. Check out details about her licking Beyonce’s chest and the Yonce video clip below.


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Jennifer Lopez and Jourdan Dunn stepped out on the red carpet, at separate events, but wearing the same dress. Who took the look? Hears my two cents, J-Lo shouldn’t have worn white shoes with  the dress because her skin tone and the white detailing, followed by white heels, made  her feet disappear. Um, we need to see feet to look normal, right? She needed more of a contrast on her feet, to bring out the black paneling accents of that hot Tom Ford mini. Jourdan, you took the look in my book. (that rhymed) ;-)

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What About Our Daughters listed Keep it Pretty Cosmetics as one of the must shops for Cyber Monday. What a wonderful treat to have as I arrived home and my little sissy told me that K.I.P was listed as one of the businesses to shop for Cyber Monday. Thank you soooo much for the support, PrettynPoppington and Keep it Pretty greatly appreciates you choosing our business to promote on your site. We promise that we will not stop until we reach our threshold of success and even then we will keep going.

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Here is a re-post from What About Our Daughters and a list of the online retailers you should further support

Capital City Mumbo Sauce The original wing sauce of Washington,

Interwoven Creations by Crystal - Interwoven Creations by Crystal offers hand-crafted crochet items for the entire family.

Brassfly Studio - An Eco Urban Experience, using all that is available, molding everything into beautiful pieces for you.

Miss Pinkie’s Seafood Macaroni and Cheese - Macaroni and cheese with seafood.

Q’s Cakes, Cupcakes and Sweets - Cakes, cupcakes and sweets.

Whoa that’s Bright - Colorful Gifts to get noticed.

Keep it Pretty Cosmetics - Keep It Pretty is a Specialty Cosmetic Line that provides designer eyelash enhancement pieces, vivid lip colors and graphic tee’s

Artfuladdie - Handmade leather journals

Nzingah-A Sankofa’s Child Jewelry Linew - Nzingah specializes in one of kind jewelry for males and females.

Q’s Cakes and Cupcakes - Cakes, cupcakes, pies, chocolate covered Oreos and other sweet treats.

KAI Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy and Wellness - all natural, artisan aromatherapy, bath and body products and massage services.

Suds Bar Soap and Essentials - We help you achieve healthy skin naturally with our artisan crafted soaps and body products.

wirequeenjewelry - wire wrapped jewelry, original art, and crochet wear.

Clutch Handbags - THE online source for clutch handbags!

Jamison Parker Designs - Stylish Handbags and accessories

JenSan Home and Body - At JenSan Home and Body we offer a wide selection of handmade organic soaps, soy candles with essential oils, organic body butters, organic body scrubs, scented pillar candles and more.

The BackLoop - Handmade accessories for you and your home

Zabba Designs - African Tops, dresses and jewelry

Valana Minerals - 100% Natural & Vegan Cosmetics Specializing in Diverse Shades

2chicdesigns handbags and accessories - Handmade purses, iphone cases, and infinity scarves for the chic woman

LeMahogany Illustrations - Fun, fashionable illustrations and collage art

A Holey Moley Lyfe - Handmade earrings that make a statement!

Improve Your Assets – 30 Days to a Better Booty - How to lift, tone and slenderize your glutes for the tight firm butt you’ve always wanted.

kencharbody - Natural and Organic Bath & Body

Skylark Spirit - Gemstone Jewelry to heal the mind, body, soul.

Pretty Jewelry Things Store - Vintage jewelry, largest collection of Monet Jewelry, Coreen Simpson, Givenchy, Dior and many more.

Alupa’s Attic - I offer an eclectic type of product such as collectibles, crafts, craft supplies, jewelery, nostalgia, bottles etc.

FlameProof - FlameProof is a safe, proven solution for preventing the spread of fire in your home.

Akhu Designs - Handmade home furnishings & fashion accessories made from African fabrics.

Northwest Scents Natural Black Hair Care - natural prodcuts for black and afro textured hair

Choosing Deceit: Shun-Ur Book I - ;Choosing Deceit: Shun-Ur Book I”, a novel, is a gripping work of fantasy fiction set in a mythical region that evokes landscapes similar to the Sahel, East Africa, Middle East, North America, Central Asia and South Asia, with multicultural characters that can be enjoyed by fantasy fiction readers of all backgrounds.

50BelowRack - 50 Below Rack sales fashionable finds for affordable rates

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Hey guys, I’ve been away for a while apologies, just don’t take me out of your favorite list just yet. While on the hunt for new beauty products, with an edge, I ran across a line called Keep it Pretty, accessorize with lashes and lips. They have vivid colored lipsticks in orange, purple, pink and red, along with multiple styles of designer eyelashes. I love this line.

Pink: Patent Leather Pink

Purple: Purple Scratch

Red: Patent Leather Red

Orange: A little Pumpkin, Pumpkin

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While on the search for fab, fab celebs, (two fab’s for style and beauty) I came across Amber Rose, Lola Monroe, Tae Hackerd, and Blac Chyna. These ladies all share a common similarity, they are what the hip hop world refers to as video vixens, and they are a few Bad…B!t$hes. They’er image represents everything Keep it Pretty.  So…if you were looking for a way to achieve their look, I urge you to visit this site and get what they’ve got.


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 All four of Lady Gaga V Magazine Limited Edition Covers

The four covers, which each feature a custom piece provided by a different designer—cropped and red-sequined Saint Laurent on the first; iridescent, angular and futuristicGiorgio Armani on the second; transparent, safety-pinned Versace on the third; and netted, gauzy Balenciaga on the fourth.

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I have searched high and low for a lash boutique that can deliver beautiful false eyelashes and lash extensions. Keep it Pretty cosmetics is one of the few company’s that I have found that offers (PROFESSIONAL) eye lash extension services done by licensed estheticians. They offer lash strips and individuals. This company, Keep it Pretty, seems to know what they are doing when it comes to false eyelashes, eyelash extensions, and the lash game as a whole. Check out the slide show below. I don’t know about you, but after watching the video below I’m booking my appointment today.

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I love  leggings, do you love them as much as I do? If so great, because leggings are never going out of style, they have been hanging around for years now. Leggings have evolved into that staple piece that you have to have in your wardrobe.  With that being said I have put together a few of my most favorite leggings, they are super sexy and trend setting, not trendy because they will never go out of style. Check it out below.

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You can find these leggings on super sexy leggings.

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Rolling Girls – Models Caitlin Lomax and Ismini Papavlasopoulou throw on some skates for the August issue of Elle Ukraine. The colorful duo sports bold prints and sleek shapes from the likes of Prada, Just Cavalli, Preen and others styled by Elle Packham. With art direction by Robert Mishchenko, the girls pose for Tim Ashton in the studio snaps with curly hair and bright eyeshadow. Source and Post by: Fashion Gone Rogue





Beyonce looks amazing posing for Flaunt Magazine in an African inspired shoot. The photo shoot was shot back in 2011 while she was promoting her fourth album. Glitter, body paint and curves are the focus for the shoot, with stunning statement pieces to accessorize. Only a woman with confidence and a stunning body could pull off this look and she did a wonderful job. I Love this. Check out a few questions from Bey once’s interview with Flaunt below along with more pics.

Flaunt: A picnic planner is hoping to get lucky with his/her picnic companion. What’s in the picnic basket?

Beyoncé: A cozy blanket, red wine, fruit, ’90s R&B playing on my iPod. I don’t think you need much else.

Gay men are drawn to you and empowered by you, as they have been to “gay icons” Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Madonna. What is it about you, and those women, that gay men love?

Beyoncé:I’m flattered if I’m in the company of those great women. I think they love that we are bold, unafraid to love, and flaunt our sexuality and strength.

What’s up with gluten anyway?

Beyoncé:I’m okay with gluten. Sunday pizza is a must for me!

Tyra Sanchez based his drag persona for “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on you. What does it mean that someone who impersonates your “girl-power” persona is a man with a successful career as a female impersonator? Is there conflict there?

Beyoncé:No conflict. I love it and Miss Tyra is fabulous!

What famous piece of architecture might you most like to do some necking in?

Beyoncé: The Louvre, or under the Arc de Triomphe. Paris is a beautiful, sexy city.




“Mariah injured herself while filming a video with Jeezy for the remix of #Beautiful, directed by her husband Nick Cannon,” the singer’s rep tells Us Weekly. “She was taken to hospital late last night, where doctors reset her shoulder. She is fine.” -Us Weekly-


The New York Post reported that Carey was filming the video in NYC, and was taken to a hospital in the Upper East Side. According to a source, the accident may have been due to Carey taking a tumble in her heels.

Knowing Mariah Carey and how fabulous she is at all times (she works out in heels) the heels she had on was probably worth the fall. Here are 5 pairs of high heels that will make you strut like the diva her self, Mrs. Mariah Carey, but also allow you to bust your a$$ while looking good on the way down.



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NARS Has launched their 2013 Fall collection. With super cute eye shadow colors that would look amazing with two styles in particular from the KIP, It Girl Eye Lash Collection.

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When I first saw the eye colors for NARS 2013 Fall Collection I immediately thought to myself, “these colors would go great with KIP Blue or Blond lash colors from the It Girl Collection.”  With the Blue “It Girl” KIP Lashes we have NARS’s  eye shadow color in Barvaria, a cool somewhat crystal ash-blue, to complement the look, I thought that NARS’s baby pink lip liner called Paimpol would be a wonderful accent to pop the entire look with a little bold matte action.

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Here we have NARS eyes shadow in Yamal paired with the Blond “It Girl” lashes, by KIP Cosmetics (Keep It Pretty) along with NARS’s Las Ramblas Larger Than Life Eyeliner. The soft brown eye shadow will put a bit of contrast in the mix of the two bright colors giving a very sexy yet vibrant look. The Blond “It Girl” lashes are truly on the blond side more than gold. Just a little truth to those of you that may like the golden tone a bit more.

All NARS Product Pictures were found on Temptalia




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China Glaze has hot new summer colors and KIP Cosmetics has hot new lashes two new beauty must haves for summer. If you’ve used China Glaze nail polish before you’ll know that the have quality, long lasting color, they’re just providing an array of colors to choose from this summer. I cant blame them because color is back in affect along with quirky hipster style and statement making pieces.

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Above we mentioned statement making pieces well if these beauties aren’t meant to make a statement I don’t know what will. This New Cosmetic company called KIP Cosmetics has the most amazing eye lashes I have ever seen. Can you say HOT!!! That’s what this post is all about, the hottest  beauty finds right. Well PrettynPoppington is the first to post KIP Cosmetics. These lashes are extremely wearable with the color and patterns offered, it adds a bit of character and flare to any neutral makeup look and is perfect for accessorizing. Check back for future post. I’m purchasing a few, taking pics and blogging all about it…


Jessica Alba graces Glamour Mag France in a beautiful yet dun spread shows off her chilled side for the August cover. Jessica poses for Jason Kim in an array of skater chic outfits such as casual denim, tees, sunglasses and studded belts selected by stylist Sébastien Cambos.

Makeup by Lauren Anderson @ The Wall Group, Hair by Robert Ramos @ Celestine, Manicure by Nettie Davis