Spring Makeup Routine

Originally posted on Beauty Et Brains:

In honor of the first day of Spring 2015 being tomorrow, I bring you my makeup routine. It provides me with light to medium coverage and gets the job done.

First things first,

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 Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation by Covergirl  OR Loreal True Match Foundation in Warm .
 Intense Blush Quad by City Color (Best pigmentation with each of the colors, unfortunately I have no idea where I bought it).
 Urban Decay by Scandinavia Setting Spray.

Brushes: Eco tools blush brush & Real techniques Stipling Bush & Precision Beauty blending sponge (Tj maxx dude)

Then for a finishing touch!

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Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow quad in Sunlit bronze

Brow pencil from Rimmel London

NYC black eyeliner

Rimmel London Scandal Eyes eyeshadow stick in Badgirl bronze (I use this as an eyeliner and its marvelous)

Maybelline Masterprecise liquid eyeliner in black

Makeup Forever Mascara in black

x Tabitha

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New year, new blog?

Hey guys, hope you all had an amazing entrance into the new year! It seems like everyone is in a screw new years resolutions type of mood but if they work for you then I mean why not keep it up? I decided to start a new blog with a different structure and approach than any I have seen on other blogs. My new blog BeautyetBrains features the fashion and beauty talk that we all love but also includes discussion of important topics that we face in our lives everyday. I want to make these discussions mentally stimulating. These discussions will be controversial at times but I believe that everyone’s opinion should be heard (with exceptions to dogmatism). We are in an era where it seems  weird that someone can love makeup and also have intellectual conversations with people.

Please take a minute to go over and check it out, leave a comment or a like. Step out of this society of less and less people having intellectual and mentally stimulating conversations with each other about issues that matter.

If you would like to suggest topics for discussions, go right ahead!

xx Tabitha Majwega

My First Halloween!

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Yes I am 19. Yes, the most recent halloween (10/31/2014) was first time participating in halloween. To me thats no biggie but to the humans around me that seemed as weird as saying that you don’t drink anything that has water in it (dude everything you can drink deff has water). I’ve never been one to go into a practice blindly without any prior information about the meaning behind the activity. Some claims that have been made about halloween were that it is a devilish holiday that the bible itself acknowledges as sinful whereas others celebrate it in collaboration with Dias de los Meurtos and others just want some free candy.

According to History.com, Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, which consisted of dressing up in costumes to ward off ghosts, usher in the winter season and mark the end of the harvest season. Halloween today focuses more on various females as cats and lots of diabetes and cavities in the form of candy. Trust me, I’m not being impartial I love a good twix bar and whiskers as much as the next person. The Celts also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead. The holiday transformed from a superstitious ritual to a day of fun, costumes, drinking, gathering, and treats for children and adults.

My opinion on the whole halloween circus definitely changed once I was educated with the facts behind it all. I’m not fond of participating in anything that commemorates the devil as a personal preference and I have been blindly believing that that was all halloween was based on. My lesson can be applied to so many instances that people come across where they make prejudgments of people, beliefs, religions, races, etc. I challenge you reading this to educate yourself, I mean research from reliable sources. Do some back study on a topic that you know deep down you know nothing about but still have an opinion about. I challenge you to condition yourself to look into everything before you make judgements about it.

Always learning,

xx Miss Tabitha M

The DO’s and DONT’s of Tea Tree Oil!

Everyone and their mom has heard so much about all types of oils and the wonders they can do for your skin. Focusing the spotlight on Tea tree oil in particular, I am here to tell pretty much all you need to know about the miracle in a bottle and offer some insight based on my experience with the product.


1. Use it to heal athlete’s foot, toe nail fungus, vaginal infections, genital herpes, gum disease, dandruff, yeast infections, kill lice, dry up pimples over night and help treat acne, etc.

2. Always use the oil with a carrier oil (some great pairing oils are Jojoba oil, Grape seed oil, Argan oil, etc).

3. Use it to open your scalp and promote hair growth (buy hair products such as shampoos and conditioners that contain tea tree oil for proper distribution)


1. Never take it by mouth. Tea tree oil can cause severe reactions when taken orally such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, coma ,etc.

2. Never use it at its maximum strength (completely undiluted)!!

Trust me on this because I talk from experience! I used it on my skin to treat break outs thinking it would work even better by itself but instead I have developed severe sensitivity and itchiness and my breakouts have increased! EEK! Nonetheless I have learnt my lesson and will be pairing it with a carrier immediately!!

3. Never use it while using products with benzoyl peroxide!! Again I speak from experience! You do not want to end up with hyper-senitive skin and a rash!

Hope this helped maneuver Tea tree oil and its many uses!

xx Miss Tabitha M

Sources: Webmd.com, My Dermatologist.

A day in the life!

Upon reuniting with my best friend, we planned a day filled with continuous adventures! Take a peek into day in my life!

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Shirt was originally a shirt that I turned into a muscle tee and used iron on letters to spell out the infamous phrase “Or Nah”.

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I had to talk her into going hiking although her first hiking experience left her scared for her life and vowing never to hike again haha (long story).
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Afterwards, we headed to the grocery store to pick up some BBQ necessities and had an impromptu cookout!  Sausage, steak and corn with coconut pie and ice cream! Ga damnn!

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Post indulgence we worked off the food the best possible, a little cardio of course and what better cardio than shoe shopping?

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Welcoming my new Jessica Simpson pumps and English Laundry tee to the fam! <3 <3

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And then I spent 4 hours watching prison break before I past out haha

Here’s to more adventurous summer days and nights! :P

xx Miss Tabitha M

A Few Things to Know About Nose Piercings!

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I recently got my nose pierced ,something I have wanted to do for quite some time now but always kept it off. This is my summer of actions speaking louder than words so I decided to get whilst out shopping with my mom and a friend. We went into a nearby Cambodian market place and had it done for only $10! haha talk about crazy! The whole procedure was quick safe and almost painless! Therefore, I decided to post some advice to help guide those considering the notion of a nose piercing from the basics to a little more personal tips.

1. Types of Nose piercings!

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2. They really doesn’t hurt as much as you would think. Actually if you go in with the mentality that it is going to hurt like a *bleep* then you’re expectations will be disappointed so maybe its better to go in fear of the pain. 

3. The healing process takes a week and a couple days max to completely heal after which you may switch out the piercings with studs or rings of your choosing. Cleaning the area around the piercing with hydrogen peroxide should help!

4. Best places to go get a nose piercing are tattoo parlors or at your city’s mall.

5. Place to buy nose jewelry: Piercing Pagoda (located in the mall), Hot topic, Claire’s, etc. I would not recommend Ebay or Amazon because given the chance that the jewelry irritates your piercing, it is a lot harder to cover up because its right smack dab on your face! Save yourself the complications and take the safer route.

Au Revoir!

xx Miss Tabitha M 


Hot Summer Item: Overalls!

To me, it feels like rompers were just prepping us for the full fledged return of the overall! After little observation, I have grown immensely fond of the full body garment. It didn’t take much for me to start obsessing over overalls simply because I’m such a fan of rompers. However, styling the ghost of 90’s clothes past can be super tricky therefore I’m gonna show you all three ways that I feel work for any fellow overall lover! Feel free to chose a favorite!


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overalls style 2


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Which look is your favorite overall?
xx Miss Tabitha M

Best dressed at the Billboard Music Awards 2014

So the billboard music awards happened and while I don’t know much about the technicalities of the the music industry but I think the billboards are next in line with the Grammy’s and the Emmy’s in terms of being of major? Don’t quote me on that though! If you don’t watch the awards for the fantastic music acts then the looks sported should be reason enough! Here are my absolute favorites of the night!

Nicki Minaj in a cut out floor length! Double look to see if it was really our Nicki? Yeah, same here! But I’m not complaining about her softer look. Nonetheless, the cut outs give her look a great edge!

Sarah Hyland in a to trip-over-for two piece! The metallic detailing in the skirt and blazer along with the shoes are so sick!

Rosci Diaz in a bodycon dress with cut outs. Seriously, cut outs add the best touch to any dress and this is proof!

Everthing about Keltie Knight is YASS! The geometric design, cut outs (again, Tabitha?), the two colors, length, like she is doing it so right that it brings me so much joy!!

Andi Dorfman in this breathtaking bejweled dress! Are you seeing a theme of regular black dresses with a little something extra that makes them that more special??

xx Miss Tabitha M