New Year, New Look, New Phase!

Hey wanted to let you know that starting January I will be moving to Wordpress.com and will no longer be on Blogger.com please stay tuned to get more details on this here and on Instagram!  Thanks

'Tis The Season!


Ok first I have to say I am sorry for not posting much this year but a woman has been busy and lazy at the same time HA!!!!!  So to make up for my absence I am ending year 2013 with a Giveaway!  This is my first one so let’s see how this goes.  Anyone who knows me knows I love a RED lip you can catch me in it most of the time, but there are also times I can be caught in a beautiful nude lip too.  This nude lip trio from MAC Cosmetics is a no brainer and I would love for one of you to fall in love with as much as I am in love with it.   The lippies are Siss Lipstick, Myth Lipglass, and Cork Lip Pencil!!!!!  A great nude lip look like what I did in this video and photo!  Rules are simple: First you must follow my blog and follow me on Instagram (link on this page) you also must repost this giveaway on Instagram on your page and Like the photo with my hashtag #shalondaamua or #makeupbyshalondaa!  The winner will be randomly picked in January 1, 2014.  I thank everyone who has supported me through the years and love all of you dearly!  Please have a safe and happy New Year!!!

 

 
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I worked!!!!!! Mercedes Fashion Week Fall 2013


Ok, ok, ok!!! I totally forgot to blog about me working the Mercedes Fashion Week Fall 2013. Everyone who knows me knows that working any fashion week was a dream of mine and I was so blessed and I mean blessed to say I was allowed the opportunity to work New York Fashion Week!!!

The makeup was headed by my makeup mentor (MUM) Ms. Vanessa Evelyn of Petra Alexandra Inc. she was so generous to invite all her graduates to work alongside her for this great event. De

Designer Omar Salam clothing line Sukeina was a dream! The clothes where just sick and I really wish I could fit them! The materials and colors just screamed fall love, love, love..... So blessed to be a part of the team. This opportunity gave me so much more that just working fashion week I gained family and friends that will stay with me forever!

"Thank you MUM (Ms. Vanessa Evelyn) I know I would have never had this opportunity without you! Thank God for you!"

 

Hair was headed by Amoy and the Amoy Couture NY team!

 






 
Me getting into my work.

 
My Beautiful MUM working her magic!


 
Far left you can see designer Omar Salam with makeup team (family)

 
Giving you a snatched face!
 

My Brown Box!

Brown Box is first ever subscription beauty service and ecommerence platform dedicated to women of Color.  When CEO & Founder Brittney Marshall asked me to do the makeup for the inserts  for the beauty boxes being shipped all around the United States I felt blessed!  Please go to www.mybrownbox.com and check the box out.  The Beauty Box is great it has such lovley quality qroducts.  When I received a box I was so pleased with what was in the box, a beautyful body sugar scrub, lipstick pencil and other goodies it was nice!  Here are some behind the scene photos and the finished look!

Photography by: Dante Marshall
Styling: Brittany Marshall
Makeup: Shalonda A.
Hair: Meatta B.

First Brown Box Shoot




Finished Product


Second Brown Box: Photography by: Dante Marshall
                                     Styling: Brittany Marshall
                                     Makeup: Shalonda A.



Finished Product!



Magazine Business

It's been a while since I posted any blogs and I apologize for that! I have however been busy and have lots of post to put up. Lately I have been working with local Metro Detroit Magazine Ambassador Magazine. I would like to thank the teams on all shoots I worked on and appreciate them for making me a part of the team!

Janurary Issue Ambassader: Photographer Dante Marshall
                                              Stylist: Maurice Jones
                                              Hair: Charlee Musselman
                                              Makeup: Shalonda A.



 
 
 
February Issue Ambassador: Photographer: Dianne Berggren
                                               Stylist: Maurice Jones
                                               Hair: Charlee Musselman
                                               Makeup: Shalonda A.






Higration Nation



 With summer gone and fall almost out the door winter is soon approaching! With winter comes dry, cold, air which can cause havoc on the skin. If you pay attention to your skin you will notice that it is not as oily as it was during warmer weather. I myself have very oily skin and I am always surprised when I see flaking as the weather changes. There are several steps you can take so you will have beautiful skin year round. The suggestions are from personal experience as well as advice from a professional esthetician Catina Jariett owner The Beauty Room Skin and Body Care www.thebeautyroomskincare.com.  Below you will see examples of products that give you a price point from high to low.  You can find your own skin care I just put up some examples along with products I use and work for me. 

face cleanCleansers



I have found that what I wash my face with during the summer might be a little too cleansing for winter months. You never want to wash all the natural oils from your skin but during the summer you do want your skin to feel cleaner, but during winter it does not take much to clean and dry your skin out. I always recommend cleansing products that are free of soap (seeing soap is a detergent and can strip your skin of all its natural oils) cleansing milks and cream washes are good products to use they are soap free and hydrating to the skin.

 



                                                                     

toners Toners


This is a personal decision as far as I am concerned. I do not use toner on a daily basis I find myself using it only when I do my makeup. If you feel using a toner is necessary for your skin keep it up just make sure you are using a toner that is alcohol free. If you find your skin getting dryer with the use of your toner then you should stop the use until the weather warms up.








 

moisterizers

Moisturizers

 

With our skin getting dryer in the winter months
changing your moisteriser is a good idea.  Choose a moisturizer that is richer than the  moisturizer you used during the summer.  Night creams are a good idea for the nourishment of your skin also.  Remember to make sure your moisturizer has a spf of at least 15 for daily use even though snow might be falling and clouds are in the sky UV rays still come through and attack the skin.

 

 



Visiting your esthetician regularly and drinking plenty of water with the steps mentions above will ensure your skin looking it's healthiest throughout this winter

 


 

Sephora and MUA Haul!

Ok, I THINK I over did it today but I have to say everything was a DEAL! I was in Makeup heaven and I am still on my high hours later.
Here is my latest Haul from Sephora and MUA (Makeup Artist Professional). Items listed below with photo and prices.

Total Haul


SEPHORA BY IZAK


Saw this palette and fell in LOVE! It runs about $30.00 and the colors are so beautiful one set has more warm tones (gold)
Second set is more cool tones (pinky) they will both come in handy stay tuned for looks!


SEPHORA ILLUMINATRICE


Sephora Illuminatrice Compacte (Golden) - $5.00 SALE
Sephora Illuminatrice Conpacte (Pink) - $5.00 SALE
I cannot wait to use both Illuminators they are so soft (as you can see by product on my finger) I might get more use out of the Gold for now but the pink won't be left out!


PRISIMA CROME SHADOWS


Prisma Crome Burgundy Gem N045 - $5.00 SALE
Prisma Crome Moon Beam N005 $15.00 Reg Price
Prisma Crome Gold Reflection N020 - $5.00 SALE
Prisma Crome Moon Glow N035 -$5.00 SALE
Prisma Crome Dazzle N018 - $5.00 SALE
Prisma Crome Emerald Facet N025 - $5.00 SALE
I blogged about Prisma Crome shadows a couple of months ago I am addicted now seeing some of them where on sale I had to get more! Use them wet or dry wetting your brush will make the color more intense!
SEPHORA SHARPENERS




Clear Pencil Sharpener - $3.00
Dual Pencil Sharpener - $5.00


SEPHORA BROW PENCIL




While in Sephora I was eyeing the Anastasia brow pencil retailed at $20.00 I have been contemplation getting one when I ran out of my DIOR Universal Brow Pencil but sadly they were out. The sales lady directed me to their Sephora line that they just started carrying and it worked and looked just like the DIOR and the Anastasia pencils almost half the cost! They have a nice variety of colors and if they work the way I hope they work I will be getting them all! I was so excited seeing I am all about the brows I can't wait to try this out! I like how thin it is so I can precisely draw hairs in the brow but the end that has that weird comb??? That thing (and yes I mean thing that is all you can call it) hurts Oh and did I mention they are WATERPROF!!!! I will be posting photos soon as I find a good subject.
Sephora Retractable Eyebrow Pencil retails for $12.00
All items can be found at www.sephora.com or any local Sephora store, if you don't see sale items ask sales person to check in the back. I had to ask and found a treasure of deals! I think the makeup on sale is being discontinued so if you like you better get!

MUA (Makeup Artist Professional)
Eyeshadow Palettes




top to bottom to the right
Poptastic Palette - US $6.21
Heaven and Earth Palette - US $6.21
Pretty Pasteles 4 pounds - US $6.21
Mini Master Class - US $6.21
Going for Gold - FREE with purchase of 2 or more palettes


I learned about these palettes through my favorite YouTube makeup artist Pixiwoo sisters Samantha and Nicola Chapman www.pixiwoo.com. I really love these palettes they are highly pigmented and smoothed coverage! MUA products can be purchased thru their website www.muastore.co.uk or www.superdrug.com. I purchased mine thru MUA store and they are really timely on the delivery too!