Happy Tuesday everyone! A lot has been going on in the fashion and beauty worlds lately. There have been collaborations galore! So let’s jump right in to all of the hot new collaborations in fashion and beauty.

First off, RHOA star NeNe Leakes unveiled her new shoe “The Nethia” through online shoe boutique Shoe Dazzle. If you aren’t familiar with Shoe Dazzle, you sign up and fill out a questionnaire based on your style preferences and then each month a selection of shoes are sent to your online boutique. Then you are able to choose what shoes you want to purchase for the month. NeNe’s shoe, The Nethia, will retail for $39.99 (like all of the other shoe dazzle shoes). It is a black and gold strappy platform heel. The straps are black lace and the platform and heel are gold along with a front zipper.

Rapper Azealia Banks has been making a lot of noise in the fashion world having collaborated with Alexander Wang. Although she is now starting to reach more of a mainstream audience, she is lining up some amazing deals. In today’s society people love those who are raw and uncut and that is definitely Azealia. She is now taking her talents over to the beauty industry and is teaming up with M.A.C. Cosmetics. September 5, 2012, the eve of Fashion’s Night Out, you will be able to purchase her lipstick “Yung Rupunxel” which is the name of her alter ego, online or in-stores for $15. The shade is described as a deep plum which is one of Banks’ signature lip colors. M.A.C. is no stranger to teaming up with female rappers. They have collaborated with Lil Kim for Viva Glam and also Nicki Minaj on her signature Pink Friday lipstick.

Last but not least Nylon Magazine has teamed up with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics to create the “Nylon” lip tar, a bubble gum pink with a neon twist. OCC is one of my favorite cosmetic brands and their lip tars are AMAZING. A little definitely goes a long way with lip tars. If you are on the hunt for a new bubble gum pink lip shade or just want to add something different to your beauty arsenal this product is for you. The lip tar retails for $16 and can be purchased at Sephora or by clicking here

Guest Post by Kim from Makeup by Kim Porter


Nylon Magazine (July 2011) has revealed that nine LUCKY beauty bloggers were chosen to not only tour the MAC cosmetics factory, but were able to create their very own, self-customized product!  This all went down in April.  I was immediately jealous and happy for them all, at the same time.  Like I said, nine were chosen, however, only four of the bloggers were featured in the article.  Of course Afrobella‘s Patrice Yursik, and Temptalia‘s Christine Mielke were two of the nine selected.  The other two featured in the article were Beauty Maverick‘s Lily Nima, and Beauty Blogging Junkie‘s Amber Katz.  Each blogger had the opportunity to create either a lipglass or eyeshadow.

On behalf of Aileen, the beauty blogger from Shades of You, below are the pictures of the collection.  Check her site for more information on the process, and her inspiration for selecting her shade of lipglass named Sonoran Rain.

 Other bloggers who were featured are: Lianne Farbes – The Makeup Girl| Karen – Makeup & Beauty Blog | Wendy – Nitrolicious | Ellen Mirza – Lipstick Powder Paint

I think it’s great that MAC is embracing bloggers in this way.  Other companies should definitely follow suit.


 What will you be getting from this collection?

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