Prince: Phenomenal Creative Genius gone too soon

 As I sit here writing this post, I am still in utter shock and disbelief of hearing about the passing of an icon Prince Rogers Nelson.  

I grew up to his music, it has gotten me through high school, college and adult life. You could say his music was the soundtrack of our lives!  

He was just so much more than a recording artist. He was an innovator, mentor, trendsetter, fashion icon, hair & makeup muse… the list goes on. The words that I’d like to use to describe him is:   

Prince                                                      Phenomenal ,Perfection and Private

Remarkable, Responsible and Relentless 

Innovative, Incomparable and Inspiring

Nice, Nurturing and Naughty

Creative , Courageous and Collaborative

Energetic, Encouraging and Erotic 

Some of my favorite Prince’s masterful tracks:

  • Adore 
  • Purple Rain
  • Pop Life
  • 1999
  • When Doves Cry
  • Controversy
  • Time
  • Get Off
  • Diamonds and Pearls …and so many more!

An iconic leader, visionary, energetic, confidence, talented genius. Yes Prince that was you!

I will leave you with a pictorial collection of Prince. Just writing what I feel… there will never be another Prince. Your memories, music and magic will live on in our minds forever! 

Collection of Images of Prince through the years   
 You have done what you were placed on earth to do. I applaud you for spreading your talent and sharing your skills with the world!   

 Happy Earth Day!!! The world will never be the same without you, BUT your music will live on forever!!! Your fans celebrate you! Rest well my dear Prince… We will see you in the “afterlife”.  

Chicago Casting Call for New “I am Chicago” Ad campaign


Attention!!! All readers👍

900 SHOPS TO HOST CASTING CALL FOR NEW “I AM CHICAGO” AD CAMPAIGN Try out for your chance to represent Chicago and be the face of 900 Shops.

WHAT:                                                                        900 North Michigan Shops is hosting a casting call to hand select six Chicago locals to be the face of its iconic building in a new ad campaign “I AM CHICAGO” ( During the casting call, participants will enjoy live music, beauty demo’s/touch-ups, light bites from local restaurants and more.  
WHEN:                                                              Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 12pm-8pm 

WHERE:                                                                     900 North Michigan Shops                                  900 North Michigan Avenue, Level 2

 WHY:                                                                            “I AM CHICAGO” is a new campaign that represents the passion and innovation of Chicago, embodied by the locals who keep this city beating. 900 Shops captures the true essence of Chicago with its mix of national and local boutiques and following of local shoppers. Launching in summer 2016, “I AM CHICAGO” will symbolize the relationship between 900 Shops and those who have a true affinity for the city and are an innovative force behind the scenes.  

About 900 North Michigan Shops                        900 North Michigan Shops is a visually stunning and highly desired shopping destination that resides on the north end of Chicago’s vibrant Magnificent Mile. The exclusive tenant mix offers shoppers an unparalleled experience of more than 70 luxury lifestyle shops featuring Bloomingdale’s and a strong line-up of national brands perfectly complemented by an eclectic collection of unique boutiques and a diverse selection of delectable dining options.                                                  

Iman Second To None Cover Cream is the one

As a makeup artist, I am always trying, testing and dabbling in makeup.! There are so many make up brands out there…how do you know which product to choose?

I love cream to power foundations because of the amazing coverage and feel of the product. In this blog post we will explore Iman Cosmetics.

Product features:

  • Creamy consistency blends easily.
  • Contains powder for a velvety finish.
  • Reduces the appearance of large pores.
  • Helps hide skin discolorations.
  • Can be used on all skin types. 

Application Pointers

  1. Apply with sponge for a natural and sheer look. 
  2. Use fingertips and blend evenly for maximum coverage. 
  3. Apply foundation and blend downward in the direction of your hair growth for a more even texture. 
  4. When applying with fingers, use your ring finger, this applies the least amount of pressure.

For the best and lasting coverage using a   moistened sponge application , which allows better spread ability thus producing an even affect on the skin. 

Other  application choices can include the brush applicaton which gives the skin an airbrushed appearance.


Iman Cosmetics Second To None Cover Cream is effective in covering up dark under-eye circles and other skin blemishes. Iman Second To None Cover Cream is enriched with minerals, which effectively cover all spots and dark circles to give your face a smooth and spotless appearance. It will help your skin look clean, fresh and natural. This product will also help you enhance the beauty of your face and make you look amazing. Not to mention, it gives flawless coverage!

Makeup look by Briana McGee
Iman Second To None Cover Cream
My magic in a compact-Iman

If you liked Iman- Second To None Cover Cream you will love the stick foundation! This cosmetic was a beauty winner in 2012.


Iman Second to None Stick Foundation

Iman Cosmetics can be found at Walmart, Target, along with other major stores such at Walgreens.

About Iman Cosmetics

Iman is Founder and CEO of IMAN Cosmetics, a beauty company that created the first cosmetics and skincare collection designed for all Women with Skin of Color™.

Launched in 1994, the IMAN brand philosophy holds that women with skin of color represent many races, cultures and ethnicities. IMAN Cosmetics are designed for African American, Asian, Latina and multi-cultural women with skin tones in a myriad of shades. The brand offers skincare and cosmetics, including 16 foundation shades. IMAN Cosmetics are sold throughout the world including the United States, Canada, UK, France, Africa, and the Caribbean.