Wednesday, December 17, 2014

TASTE HISTORY CULINARY TOURS EXPAND TO NORTHWOOD VILLAGE/WEST PALM BEACH

Hello all you sassy foodies and art lovers!

Have I got a treat for you!!!! The Taste History Culinary Tours has expanded to the historic Northwood Village in West Palm Beach. I was super excited to have the pleasure of attending the inaugural tour, which is somewhat different than the standard culinary tour. This specific tour currently has well over 10 partners, of which include an array of eateries, art galleries and antique shops. Because it is a new tour, each attendee had the opportunity to chat and engage with each partner. During standard tours engagement and visits are limited.   

On the day of the inauguration, everyone met outside of Macy's (tour sponsor) in Boynton Beach, FL and after boarding the bus we started on our way. Once we reached Northwood village our fun filled day started at a bohemian chic restaurant called, The Garage VV. I simply love the atmosphere, and the veggie egg rolls are amazing! I cannot wait to return. Next, we stopped at a quaint family-owned restaurant called Cafe CentroThis is definitely a "will be returning soon" place. I love the Gnocchi, it is an absolute must try!!!!

After chowing down on several delicious bites, our stomachs needed a break so we stopped at the Northwood Antique and Design Shop. When I walked in I was overwhelmed by all the amazing and unique pieces. I literally felt like Mike and Frank from "American Pickers". It is a wonderfully eclectic and amazing thrifter's dream. You can find anything from Mid Century pieces, to vintage and traditional furnishings. #loveit! I was so happy when a tour friend pointed out a gorgeous 1960 handbag. While purchasing it, I was mentally roaming my closet hoping that I ran across something super cute so that I could carry it sooner than later. :)  

After I made my purchase and lingered for longer than a bit, I met the rest of the group at a cozy little place called O-BŌ Restaurant Wine Bar Northwood Village. They have the best sliders and the service was amazing. While there, I chatted with a few of the ladies about my great find. They gave me their stamp of approval and told me that I made a fabulous buy! #YeaMe :)

During our time in Northwood Village we also stopped at a lovely upholstery/drapery company that has been in the Northwood area for 13 years called, My New Old Chair, Inc. Another fabulously delicious spot is a savvy pastry cafe called, Creme de la Creme. Sassy people while you are at the village please stop by and have a bite, their pastries are simply amazing!
In addition to the great spots already discussed, we were introduced to even more super chic, cool and eclectic places, such as: OSGS-SMYKLA GALLERY-STUDIO, ARTHOUSE 429, Malakor Thai Cafe and Table 427

Table 427 is a family oriented restaurant that serves continental cuisine. While there, we sampled different yummy bites such as their Bay Scallops and Peach Ceviche, Gnocchi Aila Santa Maria and Baked Indian Eggplant, all of which melted in my mouth. This cozy restaurant creates spectacular food with an innovative twist. I cannot wait to bring my family and friends by for a taste. 
What I love most about The Taste History Culinary Tours is the uniqueness and diversity. Even though you may visit the same district more than once, it consistently rotates keeping things interesting and fresh.

Well Taste History, you have done it again! This tour is just as amazing as the Boynton and Delray Beach Tour! Thanks so much for the wonderful experience and tasty food! Also, special thanks to Macy's for the 10% coupon provided during each tour! :

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always...
Stay Sassy! 


*Disclosure: Products and services were provided to me for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*.

Monday, December 15, 2014

LUKA COSMETICS "NEW YEAR, NEW YOU" GIVEAWAY!!!!

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Luka Cosmetics “New Year, New You” Giveaway!

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Sponsored by Luka Cosmetics

2014 has been a fabulous year for Luka Cosmetics and they are  spreading holiday cheer to celebrate. What are they celebrating you ask? The opening of their second Luka store, which is located at The Shoppes at Addison Place in Delray Beach!
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The beautiful new store is a haven for natural and organic makeup enthusiast. Luka Cosmetics offers a full-range of mineral-based cosmetics and natural skin care products. 
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Katherine MacDonald, the founder of Luka, creates all her products with the “The Luka Difference” in mind:
  • Natural Ingredients
  • Paraben-free
  • Sulfate-free 
  • Free of synthetic ingredients 
  • harsh chemicals
  • Cruelty-free 

In celebration of a successful year and the new store opening, Luka would like to ring in the New Year by helping a lucky reader freshen up her look for 2015!

Luka Cosmetics is giving away $250 in Luka products + a makeup session to one lucky South Florida reader! Wouldn’t that be an amazing way to start the New Year? You may enter for a chance to win by filling out the form below. 

Good luck!

Contest Rules & Guidelines: 
  • One winner will win $250 in Luka Cosmetics merchandise and a makeup application session. Gib
  • Winner must live in South Florida and must be available to come to the Delray store to pick up their prize. 
  • Giveaway ends on January 31, 2014 at 11:59 ET. 
  • Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. 
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter
  • Void Where Prohibited

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Friday, December 12, 2014

THE MUSSEL BEACH DELRAY EXPERIENCE!!

Hello Sassy People:

Recently I was invited out to enjoy an evening at "Mussel Beach". I don't know about you, but when I first heard the name, my initial thought was, "Ummmm....not sure I am in the mood to hang out on the beach surrounded by tons of guys flexing and lifting weights"! Lol! However, I started to get excited when it was explained to me that "Mussel Beach" is actually a super cool, yet quaint restaurant that specializes in Mussel dishes.

When we arrived at the establishment I immediately fell in love with both the location (Downtown Delray Beach) and its ambiance. The dim lighting and cozy booths makes it easy to settle in and relax after a long day.

I am not a heavy drinker, but at times I do get a taste for libations. So I decided to start with a "Moscow Mule", and a hot basket of truffle fries sprinkled with Parmesan. This drink is amazing!!!! It consists of Russian Vodka, Ginger Beer, Simple Syrup and a squeeze of lemon/lime. When I ordered I had no idea what to expect, but I must say it is an absolute must try! #superb!!!! 

While enjoying the company of fellow friends and acquaintances, I was served an amazing platter filled with super yummy bites. It consisted of a jumbo lump crab cake, topped with horseradish mustard, pork belly lettuce wraps, ahi tuna tacos topped with radish, jalapeno, cabbage and chipotle aioli, beer battered avocados, peel and eat shrimp, a roasted beet dish, and fried goat cheese fritters, all sitting atop a bed of arugula, mandarin oranges, pistachio crumbles and a drizzle of balsamic reduction. OMG! I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Everything was amazingly scrumptious, but my fav's were the beer battered avocados, fried goat cheese fritters and ahi tuna tacos. 
Bring On The Mussels!!!!! As our wait staff piled the hot bowls filled with steaming Mussels on our table I started to wonder when they were going to stop. The selections offered are wonderfully delicious! We had the pleasure of sampling the Florentine Spinach, Lobster Bisque, French Onion, Chowder Cream, Danish Blue, to name a few!

I must admit I started to fill really full, but I wasn't going down without a fight! I know I know don't judge me! Lol! But the good thing about all of this is that one pound of Mussels only has 10g of fat, 2g of saturated fat, 390 calories, 54g of Protein and only 17g of Carbs! So now do you see why it was hard for me to stop! Lol! Armed with these facts I just had to keep going!  
Bring on the Entree!!!!! I chose the seared bacon wrapped scallops with a honey glaze, creamy risotto and wilted spinach for my main dish, which was another one of my fav's! I finally ended the evening with a chocolate ganache, coconut and homemade ice cream sandwich and a very full but happy stomach


Great food, Great atmosphere, Great experience! What more can you ask for! I can't wait to return! 

Special thanks to Tracy from 2 Forks and a Cork for the invite, and Mussel Beach for the wonderful experience and tasty food! For more information about the establishment click Here. 

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always...
Stay Sassy!

*Disclosure: Products and services were provided to me for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

LORD AND TAYLOR'S FRIENDS AND FAMILY SUPER AMAZING DEALS ARE HERE FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!!!!

Hello Sassy People: 

Lord & Taylor’s Friends and Family Deal is here just in time for the holidays! All of the amazing deals started Wednesday and ends December 17th. Grab your friends and families so that you guys can get an extra 25% off almost everything in store, as well as 10% off cosmetics and fragrances! 

You guys know I will be taking advantage of all these super amazing sales!!!! So I hope to see you there!!!!!


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Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always...
Stay Sassy!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

LET'S GIFT AND BE A FRIEND TO SOMEONE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Disclaimer: This is a soon sponsored post in collaboration with Gift and Befriend company. All opinions remain 100% my own. 

Happy Holidays My Sassy Friends!

This year has really gone by fast. I can't believe that XMAS is only a few weeks away! Today I would like to switch gears and bring you something a little different but fitting for this time of year. 

For most of us XMAS is a time to spend with family and friends, make wishlists, eat tons of food and bet on and watch football games. However, for me the most satisfying time of year is gift giving. Seeing the expressions on your loved ones faces; especially the little ones, while they open their gifts is priceless. Over time I, as well as others have realized that there are several ways of gifting, one being charitable donations. Giving to the less fortunate during these wonderful times can assist in bringing joy to so many. 

So when I discovered the amazing "Gift and Befriend" Website I was extremely excited. It is "A new way for people to help people less fortunate than themselves". 

This is how it works:
  • ‘People in need’ register a profile on the site and this profile is connected to an Amazon Wish List they also create
  • On their Amazon Wish List, they save whatever items they need – Clothes, Shoes, School books, Blankets, Household appliances, Mobile phones, Sports wear or Amazon Gift Cards
  • Members of the site can then read their Profile, view their Photographs and Videos, and decide to purchase an item(s) from their Amazon Wish List.
  • Amazon delivers the gifts directly to the person in need, to a House, School, Church, Charity Office, Friend’s house, etc., so the Giver never has to worry about wrapping or posting the items and the Giver knows with 100% certainty that the Receiver is the person who receives the items.
  • A Giver can get to know a Receiver before sending him/her any Gifts by commenting on the Receiver’s blog posts or asking questions.
  • Membership of the site is free
  • There are no admin fees, so every penny goes on the Receiver of the Gifts
  • Receivers can be anyone who is in need of assistance – Poor people in 3rd world countries; Homeless people anywhere in the world; Sick people anywhere in the world; etc
  • Anyone can register a profile as a Receiver, but Verification of their status is required before G&B will put the ‘Verified’ badge on their profile. We are always looking for new Receivers and would be interested in hearing from people who can help us with this.
The Benefits of Gift and Befriend:
  • You can select and send a Gift from a person in need’s Amazon Wish List directly to them, regardless of where in the world they live.
  • You can read about the person in need in their Blog on this site and speak to them over Skype before you send them a gift.
  • You can stay in contact and build a friendship with the people to whom you send a gift, if you wish.
  • 100% of your money goes on the price of the gift. There are no admin costs and Amazon is the only website on which you spend money. Amazon deliver the gifts directly to the recipients specified address, whether that is their house or a local charity office.
  • You can be sure that the gift you send the person in need is something that they have chosen themselves, not something someone else has chosen for them.
  • You can select from a wide of range of people in need, from a wide range of countries.
  • You can send a gift voucher instead of a physical gift if you prefer, which means the recipient will receive your gift instantly.
With that being said, I would like to introduce you to Esha, one of the potential recipients on the website. She is a 19 year old unwed mother, that was originally sponsored through education but unfortunately her sponsor died prematurely. Due to this, she was unable to complete her education, making it almost impossible for her to feed and clothe her and her son. Please click here to learn more about Esha and many more less fortunate recipients on the website. 

Thank you guys for reading and please spread the word about this amazing site. It is an awesome feeling to assist in the blessing of giving.

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always...
Stay Sassy!

PICTURE PERFECT CHRISTMAS SWEEPSTAKES - ENDING 12/24

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Picture Perfect Christmas Sweepstakes

Organized by Budget Earth

Can you believe that Christmas is nearly here? We know you are working hard to make sure everyone is taken care of on your Christmas list, but have you considered spoiling yourself this holiday season? We know how hard you work all year round and we think it's about time you give yourself a bit of attention! Wouldn't be great if you had a new camera for capturing all those fantastic memories throughout the year?

With this innovative Nikon camera, you can bring all of your pictures to the next level. This compact DSLR has the power of a more expensive Nikon camera without the bulk, allowing you to take high quality images or cinema quality videos in FULL 1080p HD. Best of all, this camera is easy to operate, letting you use built-in filters to make every photo look amazing in any type of light or situation. To learn more about this amazing camera, make sure to check out the Nikon D3200 24.2 MP DSLR camera on Amazon.com!

Would you like the opportunity to win this amazing camera? Budget Earth and some of our favorite bloggers joined forces to bring this fantastic DSLR camera to one lucky winner! All of us have pitched in to buy this camera, making sure we could make one of our readers’ Christmas the best one yet. To us, nothing is more exciting than knowing one of our lucky readers will win a Nikon D3200 24.2 MP DSLR camera! Ready to enter? Read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter!

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  • One lucky reader will win a Nikon D3200 24.2 MP DSLR Camera.
  • Open Worldwide (If outside the US, prize will be cash equivalent to camera price only).
  • Winners will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter via Random.org.
  • Sweepstakes ends December 24th at 11:59pm ET.
  • Winner will be notified via email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Budget Earth is responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter Rafflecopter.
  • Only one entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Entering the Rafflecopter means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck!
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Disclosure: This blog did not receive compensation for this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest are in no way associated with this sweepstakes. Prize fulfillment will be handled by sponsor.

Would you like to have your products featured in a giveaway event? Want to increase your social media exposure? Contact susan.l.bewley@gmail.com to see how I can help YOUR company today!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

STYLING TROUSER SOCKS FOR THE FALL WITH KUSHY LEGWEAR

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As far back as I can remember I have been looking for an amazing collection of leg/footwear that caters to a variety of women. I've always wanted to rock a short skirt and a cool pair of trouser socks. #lovethislook However, being a curvy woman with larger legs it has been difficult for me to find not only what I wanted, but also what compliments my shape and what I am comfortable wearing. As time went on, I finally came to the determination that maybe this look isn't for me. Then one blessed day I was introduced to a company called KushyFoot, and to my surprise they had exactly what this sassy girl had been searching for over the years.

For those of you who haven't heard of this amazing company, their specialty is making super sassy yet comfortable leg/footwear at affordable prices. In addition, they are "The first brand in women's hosiery to incorporate the ancient healing art of Reflexology in its products. Their legwear massages your feet with every step!"

I have had the pleasure of trying the 4 types of Kushyfootwear styles listed below. As soon as I opened the packages I fell in love with the sturdiness and different textures of the items. The slight padding and reinforced soles are very comfortable and simply amazing. 


(Fleece Trouser Socks in Black (Pic 1), Flats To Go in Black (Pic 2), Sheer Anklet (Pic 3), Opaque Knee Length (Pic 4)


Fall fashion in Florida can be tough. It is such an amazing time of year, but here in the land of the heat it is based on the ability to play with textures, fabrics and colors. So adding this amazing legwear to my wardrobe is perfect and styling them for super cute fall looks is even better.

I always liked the schoolgirl look, BUT because I am closer to being a senior that a schoolgirl I added my own twist. I paired the trouser socks with a slightly longer swing mini and because I have larger legs as previously stated, I didn't bring the socks up to the knees. I pulled them just above the calf. I didn't want to make my legs look larger than what they already are, and I also didn't want to go to short on the skirt. Sometimes just tweaking a look can transform it to fit your body type and make it very age appropriate.



For sassy high quality legwear at affordable prices and a variety of styles, you can't go wrong with Kushyfoot!

To connect with them socially just click: FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

About KUSHYFOOT: Kushyfoot legwear products are one of North America’s finest hosiery manufacturers, and supplier of prestigious private label programs for retailers, as well as a core brand manufacturer. Available in over 10,000 doors around the nation and online, and in more than 50 styles, they deliver unheard-of comfort and high-end quality at affordable price points ranging from $3.99 to $9.99 retail. Flats-to-go(R), tights, trouser socks, anklets/crews, foot and toe covers, shoe cushions, sport socks (including pedicure and yoga socks) and home/dorm socks comprise the collection. Kushyfoot.com sells on a multi package basis.www.kushyfoot.com

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always...
Stay Sassy!

*Disclosure: Products were provided to me for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*.

Friday, December 5, 2014

FIRMOO MAKES ORDERING SASSY SPECS ONLINE EASY

Being heavily into fashion I always like keeping my specs fresh! I remember growing up I would get one pair of frameevery 3 to 4 years. Partially, because I was conditioned to think that I only NEEDED one pair at a time, and also that glasses were not worn for style they were worn to see. 

However, as time went on I started to view them differently. Wearing glasses doesn't need to be considered a bad thing. They can be a cool addition to any outfit! Just make them apart of your look and rock them out!!!! 

Since learning about Firmoo a few years back, I have ordered several pairs and will continue. I absolutely love the pair I am wearing in these pics. I wanted to look edgy chic so I thought they would be perfect! 
If you are interested in seeing more about the outfit I am wearing just click Here!

There are numerous things that I love about this company.  For starters, they are very affordable and the quality is there. In addition, they make it really easy to order, their selection is hugeee (catering to both men and women), you can purchase prescription eye wear and shades online, and you can take advantage of the virtual try-on system by uploading a picture of yourself, by. #Loveit!!!

Another cool aspect is that first time buyers get an opportunity to participate in their First Pair Free Program, and if you have ordered before make sure you are on their mailing list by going to www.firmoo.com and registering because they always have really amazing sales. 

For more about Firmoo please go to the links listed below:

Firmoo.com: http://www.firmoo.com 

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always...
Stay Sassy!

*Disclosure: Products were provided to me for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

THE WINNER OF THE #PBO STYLE CHALLENGE IS SSSTYLE!!!!!!

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Hi Guys!!!!!

OMG!!! I won the #PBO Style challenge!!!! I still can't believe it! To show my appreciation I wanted to do a small post thanking all of you who voted! This would not have been possible without you!!!! 

The challenge ended Sunday at midnight, so you can only imagine the anxiety I felt from the time I woke up until about 1 hour before it was over! LOL! My friend told me that my lead was to large for someone to catch me but I think I watch to much TV, because I would not let myself get to comfortable. LOL! I know you guys have saw several movies where the person you least expect will come back and win in the last 5 minutes. So I wasn't letting my guard down until I was almost sure. Hellooo! 

On a serious note! I do thank all of you for your amazing support! I will be taking my winning s($250.00) and doing a XMAS haul so please stay tuned!!!!!!


Here’s my fashion submission for the #StylePBO challenge!
OUTFIT DETAILS: Kimono and Swing Dress - Francesca's. Chandelier Earrings - Forever 21, BCBG Handbag - (Mine), Necklace - (Mine), Fossil Watch -(Mine), Jessica Simpson Peep-Toe Heels - (Mine)


To learn more about the Palm Beach Outlets click on any of the links below:
In addition, if you would like to enjoy your own personal shopping experience at the outlet please see the address and phone number below:
1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. Phone number: 561-515-4400.

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Stay Sassy!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

GETTING UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST MERRELL HOLLIS


Last weekend a friend of mine and I took a road trip to Orlando, FL to catch up with a few of our beauty buddies, and also to attend The Makeup Show Orlando. While there we purchased tons of makeup, participated in a few classes, and got up close and personal with Celebrity Makeup Artist, Merrell Hollis. 

Merrell is an Emmy-nominated makeup artist and grooming expert. He has appeared in several major mags, such as; Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and worked with numerous A-List Celebrities which include, P Diddy, Naomi Campbell and Diane Von Furstenberg. Those facts alone makes his resume impressive. However, he is most known for being the head makeup artist on the Wendy Williams Show and the Creative Director for Black Opal cosmetics.


I was really excited to have the opportunity to not only meet but interview Merrill.

Here's what he had to say!!!!!

1. WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION?
I get my inspiration from the change of the seasons, change in beliefs and all of the extraordinary NYC women walking by. I really put women on a pedestal.


2. WHO ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT HAVE INSPIRED YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER?
Some people who’ve inspired me are: Pat McGrath, Sam Fine, Reggie Wells, and Roshar amongst others.  


3. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MAKEUP ARTIST AND HOW DID YOU GET YOUR START IN THE INDUSTRY?
I began my career as a MUA when I was seventeen. I had a passion for the makeup industry and decided to sneak onto a shoot with 112 - one of my favorite R&B groups at the time. I bought a set of makeup brushes at the local CVS and pretended to be the makeup artist on set – until I got caught! The real key makeup artist, Maurice Beaman, was kind and let me stay anyway. It wasn’t long before I was being nurtured under the apprentice of Maurice Beaman, who mentored and imparted expert advice that I still follow today.


4. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT MAKE UP?
There's so much to love about makeup from color to texture to the way that it makes a person feel once on but I'd have to say that what I appreciate the most is that there is always a new technique with makeup. I love education and in this business, there’s always something to learn.


5. IF YOU WEREN’T A MAKEUP ARTIST, WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO?
If I was not a Makeup Artist I would be a Veterinarian. I love animals!


6. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SIGNATURE LOOK AND WHAT IS IT ABOUT YOUR STYLE THAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER MAKEUP ARTISTS?
People say that I am more of a natural makeup artist. For me, it’s all in the details. This could mean a subtle highlight that makes all of the difference to enhance the face.


7. NAME A FEW CELEBRITIES YOU HAVE WORKED WITH?
I am the key makeup artist for The Wendy Williams Show and Ms. Williams’ personal makeup artist. I was also the grooming consultant and makeup person for all of the artists at Sean Combs's Bad Boy Entertainment and celebrities including Tamia, Naomi Campbell, Usher and Kim Cattrall. I also work with supermodel Jessica White. I just love being creative and am so blessed to be able to do what I love.


8. WHAT ARE SOME COMMON BEAUTY MISTAKES THAT WOMEN MAKE?
A common beauty mistake that many women are still making is choosing the wrong foundation. You can tell that a foundation isn’t working for you if the color either looks pasty or a little too red. The right foundation will look like natural like your skin tone.


9. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BEAUTY ADVICE THAT YOU CAN GIVE TO WOMEN?
The most important beauty advice I can give to women is: It is just makeup – if you don’t like it, take it off. Have fun with it!


10. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MAKE UP FOR EVER PRODUCT?
My favorite Make Up For Ever product is the Artist Shadow Palette, which is a special collection of top colors chosen by 30 artists around the world (myself included) to help celebrate Make Up For Ever’s 30th Anniversary. The colors are amazing and range from neutral to artistic to smokey.



Now a question for you sassy people! What would you ask Merrell Hollis if you had the opportunity????


Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember To Always...
Stay Sassy!

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