Update: Paul Mitchell Hair School

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I haven’t blogged in 5 months and that’s so insane, I definitely didn’t forget, I still get emails and the stats so it’s still up and running!

But here’s what I’ve been doing…from working full time to going to school part time and still trying to have a social life is stressful maaan!

I’m in school right now for Cosmetology, what I really want to do is become a barber, but I want to be well rounded in services and not go to beauty school again… Funny because I hated hair, but I’m so used to doing my own hair that I decided why not!

Here’s a few pics of what I’ve been doing.

I just started my hair page separate from my Instagram. 

@hairbyallurem

@hairbyallurem

If you wanna follow my journey throughout hair schoolπŸ˜‰

& I’ll try to keep this updated a little more!

πŸ’‹  Mahagony

MOTD

Edited with Polarr Photo Editor

Another excuse to post some selfies….πŸ˜‰ No, just wanted to share my “go-to” smokey eye look. 

Perfect for everyday, date night, or even just a night out on the town.

 
 

Literally the easiest look there is possible in 15 mins max. 

(P.S My hands are always in pictures, how do I stop? Lol) 

Mahagony πŸ’‹

Instagram | @casuallyalluring

February is here,

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It’s so crazy how we’re already into the second month of 2016. Someone told me once you hit your 20’s time flies. I’m 22, and I’m definitely feeling it. 

Here’s a list of holidays for this month if you didn’t already know!

P.S Happy Black History Month ✊🏽

  • 2nd Groundhog’s Day
  • 7th Super Bowl Sunday , Superbowl 50
  • 8th Chinese New Years Year 4714!
  • 9th Mardi Gras(Fat Tuesday)
  • 10th Ash Wednesday
  • 12th Lincoln’s Birthday
  • 14th Valentines Day
  • 15th President’s Day
  • 15th Singles Awareness Day
  • 20th Hoodie-Hoo Day (No idea what this is…..)
  • 22th Washington’s Birthday
  • 28th Oscar Night 2016
  • 29th Leap Day – then, not again until 2020

Enjoy this month, stay tuned for Valentine Day gifts for Him/Her and others!

Mahagony πŸ’‹

Instagram | @casuallyalluring

Valentine’s Day Makeup with 3 Lip Choices.Β 

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Days are flying by, and before you know it. It’s Valentine’s Day. Here’s a few looks to wear either on your lovely night out, or lovely night in. 

Fun & Flirty

Details

  1. Eyes; “Brown Eyeshadow” from the Morphe 28F Palette, “Falling Leaves” eyeshadow trio from City Color, “Naked” pigment from MAC & Salon Perfect lashes in “615
  2. Brows; Dark BrownAnastasia Perfect Brow Pencil
  3. Lips; Subculture” liner from MAC, the balm, Meet Matt(e) Huges liquid lipstick in “Committed” & “Date With Violet” lipgloss from MAC

Bold & Daring

Details ( Same as above, different lip)

  1. Lips; How Chic Is This” from MAC Vamplify Collection.

The “Red Lip”

Details 

  1. Lips; Apple Red” liner from Itaolia & trΓ©stique matte lip crayon in “Chile Red

Hope you guys have a good Valentine’s DayπŸ’β€οΈ

Mahagony πŸ’‹

Instagram | @casuallyalluring 

L’OrΓ©al Infalliable Pro Matte 24HR Foundation

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You know when you find a foundation you’re obsessed with and want to tell the world about? Well, that’s me, right now. It’s been a while that I’ve been obsessed with a foundation but I found the perfect one.

L’OrΓ©al Infalliable Pro Matte 24HR Foundation, $12.99 at your local drugstore/Ulta.

I’ve actually heard about this foundation from “Lustrelux” aka Katy from YouTube. (P.S love her #SnapchatFam”)

So this foundation is so lightweight it’s annoying, I can swipe my hands down my face without any makeup coming off on my fingers.

Now, let’s get technical, it has a silky gliding formula that leaves a demi-matte finish. The water content is so high, that it gives you so much comfort. Medium coverage that’s buildable depending on the brush you use. Blends easily and beautifully. And for being drugstore this foundation last all day/night.

Perfect for anyone with yellow undertones! The only con I would say is that their shades are very limited. I currently use Carmel Beige 108 & Classic Tan 109. I mix them to get my perfect match.  108 is too light and 109 is way too dark, so it meets in the middle.

  

close-up of me wearing the Pro Matte foundation

 
The thing about mixing is sometimes your foundation comes off too light, too dark…sometimes even perfect. I’ve been using this foundation for a couple of months now, religiously. 

But in all honesty, I really do love this foundation and I recommend this for everyone. 



Mahagony πŸ’‹

Instagram | @casuallyalluring

London Berry Apparel

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I’m obsessed with this new up & coming brand. London Berry Apparel.

They are a brand that brings in strong social ties in entertainment. Part of the mainstream movement, or even a social cause.

Featured in Vogue last year, London Berry’s graphic tees,tanks and sweaters are becoming a staple to have.

You can shop London Berry Apparel.. https://squareup.com/market/londonberryapparel

   

      
 

This is the new Spring Collection; there’s many other amazing pieces on the website. 

https://squareup.com/market/londonberryapparel

If your down with the movement as much as I am. Follow them on social media!

www.londonberry.com
Instagram | @londonberryapparel 

Twitter | @londonberryinc

Facebook | @londonberryapparel

Mahagony πŸ’‹

Instagram @casuallyalluring 

Q&A?

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 I decided to do a Q&A, with questions submitted to me,  First off, I’m Mahagony…for all my new readers/subscribers. 

 
What inspired you to start your blog?Honestly, I’d have to say Marianna Hewitt. She’s blogger goals. www.lifewithme.com Plus I’m super obsessed with trends, beauty products.

If you could have lunch with one famous person who is a beauty inspiration to you, living or deceased, who would it be and why? You know I hate to say it but it’d be Kim Kardashian because I know she has all the tips/tricks, so it’d definitely be interesting to hear and learn.

What is your favorite skincare product (i.e. face wash, moisturizer, etc.) I really love baby shampoo. It’s so weird, but I just stumbled upon it as a face wash. & I’ve tried numerous cleansers. (Followed by a toner and a moisturizer.) My face has never looked better. But that works for me.

What is your favorite season of the year and why? Okay, I don’t know…I’m stuck between winter & spring. Because I hate being hot and I hate being cold. A perfect day is Sunny, 70’s…with a slight breeze.

What is your favorite item in your wardrobe right now? I love distressed jeans. And of course leggings.

How do you prefer your coffee or tea? Strong, soy latte thanks! I don’t like coffee……lol surprise. If I do have it it’s decaf. I’m a tea kinda girl. Chai Vanilla Soy Latte from Starbucks. Or just brewed tea, all kinds.

Heels or flats? Why? Flats are not cute to me, unless they’re sneakers/boots? But heels, no doubt. All the time.

What is the last film you saw? 007? I believe. I want to see Ride Along 2 & 50 Shades of Black…

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Paris, France. Or Tahoe, or just in a loft somewhere on the 32nd floor overlooking the city lights.

If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? A loft/condo… I’d buy my family everything they ever needed. Then invest it.

Tell me something about you that most people don’t know. I’m super lactose-intolerant. Can’t really eat gluten…mainly pasta.

If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? Soooo typical but World Peace, so much is going on that’s it’s frustrating that we all just can’t get along.

Type of music you like most? I honestly listen to every music, but I prefer rap & r&b. Ratchet music, trap..

What was the last thing you bought?Bought some stuff online actually. Couple sunglasses.

Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? Lol, no. Never.

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? American Apparel 

How many tattoos do you have? As of right now, I have 4. In the process of designing a piece I’m getting.

Is the glass half empty or half full? Well, there’s water in it correct?

If you could have any job, what would you want to do/be? Full-Time Blogger.

What Inspires You? I get a lot of inspiration by looking at pictures. 90’s/ Art,Rock&Roll, Grunge..& everyday life. A lot of inspiration from Rihanna.

Thanks for reading, hope you guys enjoyed!

Mahagony πŸ’‹

Instagram @casuallyalluring

December & January Ipsy Bag!

If you’re an ipsy subscriber, recieving your Glam Bag continues to be an icing on the cake every month. I’ve combined two months in one post, (since I’ve been slacking)  to express my thoughts on a few products. 

December Bag

 
December was an excellent month. I didn’t post November due to the fact it was the worst bag I’ve recieved from Ipsy by far. For December, I was actually excited when I opened it. (&, I use it the red bag for a my purse makeup bag.)

It included;

  • Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer
  • Peony Shadow Trio
  • Clark Botanicals Moisture Mask
  • Briogeo Curl Charisma Leave-In Creme
  • Pacifica Power Of Love Natural Lipstick

Loved the Eyeshadow Primer, but I use it for a brow primer and it works beautifully. Not sticky, hardening nor heavy.

The Shadow Trio, is also my favorite. Colors are gorgeous, vibrant and perfect for a smokey bronze look.


To be honest, I have yet to try the Leave in Creme and Moisture Mask, so I’ll get back to you on that. 

Power of Love lipstick is alright, don’t know quite yet when I’ll wear it.  Color is “brick-ish” to me.

  
Now for January…..

January Bag


January bag was an “ehhh” response. I don’t mind the beauty tools. It’s definitely more skin focused. The bag is dainty and fun. 

This bag included;

  • Coastal Scents Pearl Shadow Angle Large Brush
  • theBalm Cosmetics Mr. Write (Now)
  • skyn ICELAND Travel Size Glacial Cleansing Cloths
  • Lasting Smiles Lip Balm in Peppermint Creme
  • City Color Cosmetics Eye Shadow Trio in Falling Leaves  

Pearl Shadow Brush, I love the way the brush feels, very soft..haven’t used it yet.

Lip balm, first off I hate lip balm. Personally I feel like it dries your lips & it has addictive properties in it, that constantly make you re-apply all the time. So there’s my thought, I do love the smell. I know I’ll get questions, but I use Vaseline on my lips instead. & I wear lip gloss religiously.

Eye Shadow Trio, colors are vibrant, but they don’t last that long.

Mr.Write(Now) is supposedly the best pencil, and every Ipsy member recieved this, but it’s just another pencil to me.

Glacial Cleansing Cloths, I think they were okay. Removed makeup as other wipes, but they got dry…& I like my wipes wet. Lol I did like the note on the front.  

If you haven’t already subscribed to Ipsy, click the following link to get 4-5 monthly full sized deluxe samples mailed to you every month for $10!  

Join Ipsy!

Mahagony πŸ’‹

Instagram @casuallyalluring

HomeAway…

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Hey guys, this is different from my typical posts, but I’m here with HomeAway to speak about vacations! If you haven’t seen this video that’s going viral, I’ll link it here …#WholeVacation  & you know there’s something about these motivational speaking videos that seem borderline cheesy, yet intriguing at the same time.

I thought, “Here we go, another person telling me to live in the now & be present.” Words that are better spoken then done. 

Except this video is something that I live for. Are we “Working to live, or living to work?” I’d like to think everyone is at this point where your typical “9-5” is not mentally inspiring. Of course it pays the bills, but even even that statement alone, sounds like you don’t like your job, you’re only there for the time being. & that’s great and all…don’t get me wrong I currently have one myself. 

This isn’t for you guys. I’m talking to the ones who bury themselves in work and forget to live in the now and let life moments pass you by.

Don’t get so caught up working that you forget what truly matters. Family, friends, the time you’re actually here on this planet. Stated in the video, you’re not going to look back and be like “Dang, I wish I spent more time working…”

If you have vacation time, don’t be afraid to use it. Make memories with the people in your life.
 With the HomeAway movement.  HomeAway offers over 1 million vacation rentals to accommodate every budget to help families/friends experience moments together.

www.homeaway.com

Mahagony πŸ’‹

Instagram @casuallyalluring
All photos are from HomeAway. 

House Of CB!

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Celeb Boutique

I’m here with pretty exciting news to share…  I’m now working with House Of CB. πŸ’ž

That is why from now on you’ll now see it everywhere on my page.

For those who don’t know what House Of CB is, it is a womenswear established in London, that’s worn by many celebrities shown below.


  

& many more! Clothing, Shoes, Accessories, Swimwear …even Beauty. It’s becoming a huge name brand found in closets worldwide.

I remember seeing this on my favorite blogger “Marianna Hewitt” ‘s page and dreamt for the day I could be apart of them.

I love their pieces, I of course have a few pieces and soon you’ll be seeing OOTD post on here as well.

As of right now on their website, House Of CB is having 3 day FREE shipping to the US. And my readers worldwide, the have free international shipping so you can wear what your favorite celebrity is currently rocking.

Just click the link below & it’ll take you there!

House of CB

Happy Shopping!

MahagonyπŸ’‹

Instagram @casuallyalluring