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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Time Magazine's most influential person 2014

Hi Angels,

I am sure you know what we will be speaking about today.  As per the title, Time Magazine has chosen their most influential person.  This year it is: 

So Angels, Beyoncé is the most influential person of 2014. Well first let me say Congratulations.  I would have expected more clothing on her considering the Pope's name is next to her arm. We here at the Pretty Prescription are not haters.  Hmmm, I like Beyoncé' and all but really?  Not a Nobel prize winner, nor a scientist researching a cure for AIDS.  I understand her recent  album release changed the landscape of music.  I don't believe her role in pop culture supercedes that of a President Barack Obama or the Pope.   

I personally don't consult the book of Beyoncé to navigate through my personal life. Do Trust and believe I don't wear a Halo when I tell you to go to the left. I do however try to wake up flawless!  Lol.

So Angels how so we feel about the cover?  Have you read the article?  Are you going to buy the magazine?  Let us know what you think.  

Until next time
Happy Reading

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

People's Most Beautiful 2014

Hi Angels,

Look at what popped up in my inbox today!  Or should I say guess who is People magazine's most beautiful person of 2014?  Well why don't I just show you the cover?
(Courtesy of

That's right our favorite Mexi-Kenyan Lupita Nyong'o is going to have one heck of a cinco de Mayo.  The Oscar and Golden Globe winner says that her being flattered is not a strong enough term.  The fashion muse and new Lancome ambassador tops the list of stars that includes veterans like Julia Roberts, Halle Berry and last year's Most Beautiful Person Gwyneth Paltrow.  

I for one am going to pick up this issue. Is anyone else?  Do you agree with People's choice?  Let us know what you think?

Until next time Angels,
Happy Reading

MAC Playland and By Request Review

Hi Angels,

A little while back, we told you about the new MAC releases from the Playland and By Request collection.   I am back with a quick review of my purchases.  From the By Request Collection I ordered Hoop lipstick, Hoop lipglass and Butterscotch Eyeshadow.  I am quite happy with this purchase.  I did expect Hoop to be a softer pink as opposed to a watermelon pink.  It is still a pretty color so it is welcome in my collection.  Here is my swatch on NW 43 skin: (lipstick followed by lipglass)
In tubes:

Butterscotch eyeshadow lived up to the hype.  It is an opaque cream color with yellow undertones.  This is especially perfect for those with golden undertones and dark skin.  I can use it as a lid color as well as a highlight.  So this was a win win!  Here's my  swatch: 
In the pot:

I purchased Playland lipstick and Brightside lipglass from the Playland collection. Angels, I have to say I had higher hopes for this pair.  I was expecting more color.  It has more of a glaze with a hint of color.  It looks opaque in the tube but is a golden glaze when applied.  I think MAC can step it up and come out with some opaque funky colors.  That's just my suggestion.  Here's my pic:
Here's a swatch: lipstick(left), lipglass(right)

All in all it was still a good purchase if you don't have these colors in your arsenal.  MAC products almost always perform so you very rarely disappointed.  

So Angels, did we purchase anything from these collections?  Are we eyeing something?  If you are, let us know.

Until next time Angels,
Happy Haulin'

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Oh no you better don't

Hi Angels,

If you are familiar with one of my guilty pleasures, then you know this phrase.  It from Rupaul's drag race.   I live for this show.  These men serve face for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Last week RuPaul had the contestants film commercials.  For what, you ask? Why for his makeup collection from Colorevolution.  It is called the RuPaul Glamazon Limited Edition Sets. He owns 51percent of the company.  

Here is the promo pic : [pictures courtesy of

In the words of RuPaul, "ooh chile".  He looks flawless as always. The line consists of mineral makeup.  This is a win- win for those of us looking for potent colors but have skin issues.

Here is what is contained in the gift set:
Kit Includes:

• Water Proof Eye Pencil - Dark Chocolate 
• Blush - Dreamgirl 
• Eyeshadow - Sunny Side Up
• Eyeshadow - Blue Bayou 
• Lipgloss - Diva 
• Mascara - Ultra Black 
• Liquid Liner - Black Noir 

All of this is yours for the low price of fifty dollars.  That's more than reasonable  for all of that product!  I figure if the supermodel of the world is wearing it then so can I. 

So Angels are you interested in buying the lipstick that will have you lip synching for your life?  Now Sissy that walk to to order.  Let us know what you think.

Until next time Angels
Happy Haulin'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sonia Kashuk Spring 2014 Collection

Hi Angels,

We here at the Pretty Prescription always get questions about affordable brushes  and products.  Sonia Kashuk's line at Target fills that void.  This past March Target released Sonia Kashuk's Spring 2014. 

This is what Target had to say about it:
"Welcome spring. This season Sonia introduces new formulas for flawless skin, luxe metallic shadows and bold brights for lips and cheeks for an easy take on summer beauty."

Here are the official pics courtesy of Target's press room: [warning pic heavy post]

NEW Chic Luminosity Glow Powder – 12.99

NEW Undetectable Loose Powder-$9.99

NEW Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm -$9.99
Available in Enchanted, a bright pink andCharmed, a glowing coral.

NEW Pearlescence Longwear Crème Shadow-$8.99
Available in Diamond, a pale champagne, Moonstone, an icy taupe,Quartz, a rustic rose and Tiger’s Eye, a bronzed brown.

Brush Couture Five-Piece Brush Set-$16.99

Brush Couture Four-Piece Brush Set-12.99

Brush Couture Kabuki Brush-$12.99

Dramatically Defining Longwear Gel Eye Liner-$8.99 (Cocoa and Ebony)

Eye Shadow Quads-$13.69

Petal pink, rose and lavender shimmer shadows are paired with a matte lilac in Prima BallerinaIsland Dreams mixes lush aqua and cerulean with shimmery khaki and taupe shades, and Up in Smoke includes the perfect metallic mix of platinum, silver, pewter and gunmetal shadows.

Satin Luxe Lip Colour with SPF 16-$9.99
 Now available in 3 new satin-finish shades: Pink Buff, a neutral pink, Very Berry, a fresh berry andParisian Pink, a bright pink.

Velvety Matte Lip Crayon-$7.59
Now available 3 new shades: Poppy Nude,red orange, Coraly Nude, bright coral and Candy Nude, hot pink.
Nail Color-$7.49
 Available in 9 new shades:White Lie, the perfect opaque white, Skin Deep, a creamy tan, Petal Pusher, pinky nude, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, a minty green, Pinky Promise, hot pink, Sunset Boulevard,vibrant coral orange, Sweet Dreams, a purple tinged pink, Rain Check, bold blue,and Lotta Love, the ultimate red. 

Completely Organized Grande-$16.99
Now available in fuchsia, orange and blue.
So Angels, what do you think?  Is there something you are interested in?  Did you already pick up anything from this collection? If, so let us know.

Until next time Angels
Happy Haulin'

Sephora VIB - Reminder!!!

Hi Angels!

Don't forget tomorrow, April 11th, is the last day to get 15% off all of your purchases at Sephora, both in store and online.  A great time to stock up on some our favorites, like Make Up Forever's HD Foundation or an Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette.   The code is below. 

Happy Haulin'!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MAC Playland

Hi Angels,

I'm back with a new MAC collection.  It is said to be released on April 10, 2014 online. 
Here is the promo pic for MAC Playland:

It is chock full of  lots of color.  There are a lot of new items mixed in with new ones.  

Here are the lipsticks: (pics courtesy of MAC cosmetics) 

Playland- frosty gold (frost) Sweet Experience- bright pink (amplified)
Head in the clouds- mid tone red
Red Balloon- Fuschia 
Sweet Experience-creamy but bright pink
Toying Around-coral pink


Brightside-creamy yellow
Carousel-bright pink
Leave it up-creamy orange
Lots of Laughs-light peach
Pure Silliness-light lilac

Casual Colors: multi use

For your amusement- light milky pink

High Jinks-coral
Young at heart-bright pink

Chromographic pencils:

Black Black-true black
Genuine Orange- Orange
Hi Def Cyan- Cyan blue
Process Magenta-Magenta

Ever so yellow
Golden Olive

Hi Def Cyan
Neo Orange

This collection has something for everyone.  There are no sets so you can buy singular items.  The colors are right on trend for the season. The colors are also great for prom.  I think it's worth a look.  I myself want to swatch the yellow lipstick and gloss.  

So Angels, are we excited for this collection?  Do you see something you like? Let us know if you pick something up and what you think of it. 

Until next time Angels
Happy Haulin'

Design Your Own Sandals

Hi Angels!!

We just wanted to share this great idea with you by DV by Dolce Vita.  They are now launching a "design your own sandal" for under $70 at Nordstrom.  We think that's a fabulous way to add a personal touch to your summer ensemble.  We can't wait for temperatures to heat up!  Enjoy!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Lancome And Lupita

Hi Angels,

I don't even know where to start with this post.  I am so happy I could cry!  Okay let me compose myself.  As the title of the post says Lupita Nyong'o is going to be a new face at Lancome.  But wait my Angels not just any old spokesmodel job, Lupita is the first celebrity ambassadress of color.  This position was held by Julia Roberts and Penelope Cruz.  Here is her press pic: (courtesy of US magazine)

Let me tell you why this hits so close to home.  Three of your Pretty Prescribers are L'OREAL babies.  Our Dad worked for the company for 35 years.  So this Company has had a great deal to do with helping us achieve our goals.  It also helped mold and foster our love for cosmetics and hair care.  So products by  Maybelline, Redken, Giorgio Armani cosmetics, YSL, L'OREAL and Lancome were always around.

Even though we were so invested in this company it was a long time before we were able to use any of their foundations and concealers.  It was even longer before a woman of color became their spokesmodel.  That model was Dominican model Arlenis Sosa.  Having been born of parents from Hispaniola (Domican Republic and Haiti) I felt acknowledged in some small way. And now with just one of their foundations having over thirty colors, others can be part of the line that brought us the Iconic Juicy tubes.

So Angels how do you feel about Lupita's new Lancome role?  Are you a Lancome user?  Let us know what your favorite product is.  Hope to hear from you.

Until next time
Happy Haulin'

Thursday, April 3, 2014

MAC by request 2014

Hi Angels.

You may remember last July, MAC asked faithful Facebook Friends  to vote for their favorite Retro lipsticks,lipglasses and eyeshadows. Well the votes are in!  Here are your top 3. (In my Ryan Seacrest voice).  They are all available as of yesterday on

Drum rolls please!
1. Lipstick-Pink Poodle
Here's a picture of the lipsticks (All pics courtesy of MAC)

You can also get its matching lipglass.

They are described as a Vivid Fuschia Pink.  I've heard a great deal about this lipstick and honestly would buy it if I didn't already have so many pinks.

The second runner up is Hoop:
It is a midtonal rosey-pink.  I am honestly tempted by this one.  I will not put it in my cart! I won't! LOL I lied!

This is the lipgloss:
Sigh, I really like it.

The last lipstick is a bright pink red named Glam.  Here she is: 

Here is her lipglass:
There are also three eyeshadows that were chosen by MAC fans.  Here are the top three: 

1. Fiction-muted green shimmer

2. Diesel-cool gray frost

3. Butterscotch-matte warm beige

All of these are worth a purchase if you don't have similar colors. I am purchasing  Butterscotch.  This will be a great highlight and lid color  for all those beautiful neutrals we all have in our stashes.  

So what do you think Angels?  Have you already ordered or is this a pass?  Let us know what you think.

Until next time
Happy Haulin'

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

InStyle can be YourStyle

Hi Angels,

I am back to show you another magazine cover.  And unlike that other one, I don't mind the model that much. It's Jennifer Lopez on the cover of April Instyle magazine.  Some may argue she is the Kim Kardashian of the nineties.  She was married three times, always in the news, dressed provocatively and reportedly has a sex tape.  The latter we will never see because of the gag order on her first husband Ojani Noa.  Oh yes hunny, we know our gossip!  LOL

Back to the looks.  There are two beautiful covers for this issue: ( courtesy of InStyle)

This look says I am ready for summer with a copper eyeshadow and coral lip.  You can use MAC's so chaud lipstick as well as mulch or amber lights (depending on your skin tone) eyeshadow to achieve this look.

Here is the second look:
Nothing says sexy like a red lip.  This red lipstick is Racecar Red by Presciptives. You can find it at any Precriptives counter and Miss Jenny from da block had perfected the glowy almost no makeup look.  Her skin is radiant, and there is nothing else competing with the bold lips.

What do we think Angels?  Is this cover a hit or a miss?  Will you be picking up these lipsticks or do you already have them?  Let us know what you think.  

Until next time Angels
Happy Haulin'