My 2 Summer Favs (Lipsticks in Nude & Bold)

Hello Beautiful People!

My two summer loves – MAC Lipsticks in Blankety and Ruby Woo, they are two fabulous lipsticks.  I went from a nude fresh clean look to a bright bold look and they were so fun.


MAC Lipstick Blankety – Nude, Soft-pink, beige (Amplified Crème)


MAC Lipstick Ruby W00 – Bright blue red lipstick, (Retro matte)

Here’s how I created the perfect lips with these two stunning neutral and bold lipsticks.

  1.  I exfoliated my lips (I used a toothbrush to do the job!).
  2. I used the MAC Prep + Prime, which really prepared my lips for a smooth flawless application.
  3. I lined my lips using MAC Cherry lip liner with the MAC Ruby Woo lipstick, and MAC Cork lip liner to compliment my  MAC Lipstick Blankety.

Vanessa wearing MAC Lipstick – Blankety


Vanessa wearing MAC Lipstick – Ruby Woo

There you have it “Beautiful People!” Hope you’ve had a beautiful and fun-filled summer.  Send me a message and tell me about your two favourite summer lipsticks.

As always, thank you for supporting my blog!

Vanessa is a Makeup Artist & Etiquette Consultant

Vanessa received her Make up Artist training at the School of Professional Makeup – Toronto, ON

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member





Thank You & Happy New Year!

Hello Beautiful People!
There are only a few hours left before we say farewell to 2014! I want to thank you all for your support, encouragement and for stopping in to read the beauty and etiquette tips from my blog white SAND & YELLOW diamond. It has been an amazing journey since I started my blog one year ago this month; my husband Kelvin encouraged me to begin blogging my work and I am thrilled I took his advice.  Blogging is not only enjoyable but it renders a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment to be a positive conduit lecturing on and celebrating the art of beauty and self confidence.

Thank you WordPress for providing the forum and for the support you give to us bloggers to express our creative thoughts and images. Kelvin has been very instrumental in lending his editing skills and his noteworthy, honest critiques of my materials – I am grateful he is my biggest fan. Last but not least, Pochina has been the top active commenter on the blog; she’s a beautiful, free spirit, and so full of positive, optimistic energy.

I am looking forward to a fantastic and exciting 2015! How about you? Until we touch base again, I want to wish you and your family an amazing New Year filled with success, good health and peace.
Love you Beautiful People!


A Sunrise – Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas

It’s 6:45 am, I am on the secluded Taino Beach on the island of Grand Bahama. It is a breathtaking scene of calm ocean, white sand, seashells, driftwood and seagulls. I am here waiting on one thing…..the sunrise! Behold, a morning sunrise on Taino Beach, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas.

Epic sunrise captured on Taino Beach, Freeport, The Bahamas

Epic sunrise captured on Taino Beach, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas

Epic Sunrise Captured on Taino Beach, Freeport, The Bahamas

Epic sunrise captured on Taino Beach,Grand Bahama, The Bahamas.