Just Glam Cosmetics Beauty Vault: Smokey Eye

Hey fam, hope everyone is having a Happy Holiday season. It has definitely been an extremely hectic one for me but I promise things will be back to normal really soon. Here’s another Beauty Vault from Nicole of Just Glam Cosmetics . The tricks of the trade for a “drop dead gorgeous” smokey eye.

Great Tips… Thanks Nicole!

Visit Just Glam Cosmetics here!

Anniversary Giveaway Winners

I’m so nervous yet excited to announce the winners of these two fabulous prices. The winners were chosen randomly by a close friend of the blog’s. There will be another giveaway coming up this week for frequent readers, supporters and comments so please don’t feel disappointed if you did not win this round. I know there’s much anticipation so without further ado here are the two winners…
NINA LACSON
&
ANITA DARLING UBHI

Send an email to thechicnotebook@gmail.com with your giveaway choice, full name, address and twitter to claim your prize.
Remember there’s one in each giveaway so please send in your emails ASAP with your choice. There will be another drawing if emails aren’t in before Monday November 29th 7pm Eastern.
Thank you everyone for participating, reading, commenting and all the anniversary greetings. Look out for the next giveaway really soon.

The Chic Notebook’s Anniversary Giveaways

When I first created this forum, it was merely an avenue to reflect my thoughts exclusively for friends and family. Over the past few months this alley has permitted me so many opportunities and surprises and I’ve met so many great people. Today I’m happy to extend a hand of celebration to my readers and visitors. It’s The Chic Notebook’s second year anniversary and I’ve promised my twitter followers a giveaway so lets get right into it!

Two or more but shhhhhh! lucky readers will get the chance to win either this fabulous set of glosses from Mascara Traveler Set from Estee Lauder  or a Benefit Cosmetics kit . This is the first of a series of giveaways! All you have to do is leave a comment under this post!




***Contest ENDS Wednesday November 24th 2010 at 8pm Eastern***
The winner will be announced shortly after via email!


Holiday Beauty Inspiration: Metallic Lips

The holidays are slowly approaching I am trying to find as much style and beauty inspiration for the season as I possibly can. I’m sure readers are doing the same for the upcoming holiday parties, Scorpio/Sagittarius or Capricorn birthdays, a night out on the town with Santa and his elves( or maybe just your girlfriends), dinner, shows e.t.c. Its one of the most wonderful times of the year therefore we’re required to have the most fabulous holiday style and makeup ideas. The Chic Notebook  will be giving you readers much inspiration for the approaching holiday season. 
Its rare to find lipsticks with a naturally vintage look and feel to it. So when I saw this model from Rodarte’s Spring 2010 collection on TeenVogue my thoughts were that it is probably less wearable but with the perfect pigment, pout, hair and makeup as well as the head to toe ensemble it can totally work. 

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Here are some beauty products you should consider…

Aveda Hair Control Spray
MAC’s Lip Erase
MAC’s Golden Lemon Pigment
The good folks at TeenVogue.com  explains the look for RODARTE Spring 2011.

Beauty 101: Try A Dark Berry Lip

Before I go all out to educate and inform you that a dark berry lip is one of this season’s hottest stains for the above skin tones, I will also let you know that I’m a rookie at wearing bold lips. If you’re an avid reader of this blog you would remember my tips and ideas on wearing brights lacquers but as gorgeous as they looked on the face of Beyonce or Rihanna I was still reluctant to try a bold lip. A little inspiration from PurpleALaMode (for my favorite MAC lavender shade) and TheStyleAndBeautyDoctor (the hottest YSL vintage red ever) I now consider myself a pro and would rock any shade that works well with my complexion if you dare. With that being said, I’ve met people just like myself who has a hard time pumping up the boldness in their shades. My advice, take it one hue at a time eventually and eventually you’ll get there. 

Okay, so I love this shade. Like I really do love this dark berry lip color. The perfect day and night lacquer! and to avoid looking to dark, go soft on the eyes. Well defined lashes, nude exterior gives this look a perfect finish and less gothic.

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Will you be trying this dark berry hue? If you have share your thoughts…


Look Of The Day: Raven Symone

Think of Raven Symone as the queen of minimalist. Whether its red carpet, appearances, tv, her ensembles are always so minimal yet energetic just as her character. Celebrity DJ Beverly Johnson brought the celebrities out on the pink carpet for the annual Black Girls Rock event in NYC. It’s an award show honoring primarily ladies in entertainment  who has made a lasting impression on the community. This time around Black Girls Rock has collaborated with BET to bring you this exciting event that will empower the youth. Raven Symone has definitely inspired many, she’s made it cool to be the good successful girl in Hollywood so BGR salutes her.

Back to her ensemble… Raven wore a bright green, simple A line dress paired with a black straped heel. 
What throws the look together perfectly is her effortless hair and makeup. Her flowing curls with burnt edges adds character to her entire ensemble. Groomed eye brows, smokey eyes, and a fresh nude lip has this starlet glowing. So feminine, so flirtatious, yet edgy. Love the look…
What do you think?

Just Glam: October Beauty Vault

Cancer Awareness Month
The master mind behind the cosmetic brand Just Glam has teamed up with The Chic Notebook to bring you “October Beauty Vault“.  Get familiar with the name Nicole Caldwell as her momentum has garnered spots in Heart & Soul, Sister 2 Sister Magazine, Flawless Hair Designs Magazine, City Flightr Magazine, The Examiner and Front row, just to name a few. While raising awareness for Cancer, Nicole brings great beauty finds and encourages readers to Think Pink. 
More on Nicole and Just Glam Cosmetics? Visit her website. 
Actress Malinda Williams article on Just Glam in Essence