Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Hi, lovelies,

I just seem to keep letting life get in the way when it comes to a lot of things as far as my career. I just haven't been able to buckle down and blog the way I really want to. So this is my sincere promise to you that I, Brittney Clark, will be blogging more regularly. I have promised myself that in 2014 I won't be letting you down.

So who exactly is "you"? I have a ton of friends from Facebook, Twitter, school, family friends, etc. who constantly ask me why I don't make YouTube videos or blog. And, in fact, I HAVE. I just haven't LATELY. And by "lately", I mean two years but who's counting? So this blog is for you guys. The ones who always have questions for me regarding certain techniques, tips, and tricks regarding makeup.

I've got a few things up my sleeve for this year, God willing, that I'm very excited about. I'll be vlogging on YouTube again, probably under a new page and name. My YouTube page is going to be a lot like the content here--makeup first and foremost, hair sometimes, favorites videos and tags, some music, and some food. Just whatever I'm liking that I think you guys will enjoy. I think that me keeping up with how far I'm getting in what I want will keep me blogging and vlogging, and it will probably get me farther than I thought I ever could go.

Your continued support is amazing and means a lot. You know who you are. Tell your friends. Tell your mom. Britt is back. And 2014 is going to be amazing.


Friday, April 27, 2012

F.A.B. Beauty Is Officially In Business!!!!

Now Playing: Chris Brown "Oh My Love" Album: F.A.M.E.

Hi, babies!

It's been such a long time since I've been able to blog, make videos, etc. but hopefully that will change. I actually am starting to work on my makeup artistry career so I made a Facebook page to keep all of my photos up with. Right now there are only two pictures with my bestie Kaila but I promise you there will be many more looks and photos to come.

I've wanted to be a makeup artist since I was seventeen years old, and I don't know what has held me back for so long, but it kills me that, had I listened to myself, I could be a freelance makeup artist by now. I just figure that now's the time to do something that I truly want to do.

But I need your help! Please visit my Facebook page, I'll definitely be including some tips, tricks, and makeup looks. Also check out my You Tube channel, The Feline of Avenue B, for lots of videos, reviews, tutorials, etc. Thanks so much for your support of F.A.B. and my journey!!!

Ta-ta, lovelies,

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Try It Tuesday: Moroccan Oil

Now Playing: Terror Fabulous feat. Nadine Sutherland "Action" (Taking it back!)

Hi, lovelies!

So, as you know, I cut my hair in August because I was dealing with a lot of breakage and damage, which wasn't cool. It's been a real struggle, which is funny because I cut my hair all the time. I think the thing was, the last time I grew my hair out, it was healthy and beautiful for a long time. Like, the healthiest and most beautiful my hair has ever been. I had Victoria's Secret Sex Hair. And in the summer I would add Frederic Fekkai Wave Spray for extra sex. That ain't easy.

It's been almost six months and my hair is at the halfway point. I do not have Victoria's Secret Sex Hair. I have Jennifer Lopez in "Enough" hair. DO NOT WANT. This is a really crucial time for my hair so I've been handling it with kid gloves. I started taking Biotin and will be getting my ends clipped on Friday (I was supposed to get them clipped in November...eek), so hopefully doing those things regularly will help with healthy hair growth. That's the most important thing, and that's the only way to prevent breakage.

Another thing I have found is Moroccan oil. I'm convinced it's made with unicorn saliva. You may also see it in stores called Argan oil. I use the Cream of Nature brand, and I absolutely love it. I dab a little bit on my ends and throughout my hair at night as needed. My hair is fine so it can turn into oil slick territory quite easily, so I'm careful not to use too much--a little bit really does go a long way. It makes my hair silky and shiny and soft. It has really been making my transition from short to long hair easy since my hair doesn't look like so much struggle.

You can find many different brands of Argan/Moroccan Oil, the most popular of which is probably moroccanoil. I haven't tried that yet but I'll be sure to let you know how that works out for me!

Ta-ta, lovelies!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I've Been BareMineralized!

Now Playing: Ne-Yo feat. Trey Songz and T Pain "The Way You Move" 

Hi, lovelies! 

So, let me tell you about my adventures with BareMinerals. I've been toying around with them since I was a freshman in high school. I ordered my first batch from Sephora because I wanted light coverage for my skin discoloration. I ordered the Deep color and used it for awhile before I started to notice that it gave my skin a greyish cast, especially if I used too much in one concentrated area. I wasn't too much into makeup then the way I am now. I mean, I had the products, but I didn't have the knowledge and definitely not the technique. I stopped using BareMinerals after that because I eventually started wearing more makeup and thus, wanting better coverage. 

From about 2008 to this summer I had been using a cream foundation stick. I liked it because it gave me flawless coverage and lasted a lot longer on my oily skin than liquid foundations have. (My oily skin was another reason I wanted to give BareMinerals a try.) But I noticed people would always say, "Your makeup looks so pretty. What kind of foundation do you use?" (._.) I didn't quite know how to feel about that. I mean, I've never had a totally natural makeup look, but is it THAT obvi that I'm wearing coverup? I wondered how I looked to people.

Then, this past summer, I actually went out for a job for BareMinerals in the same shopping center that I now currently work in. But they didn't really like the fact that I didn't wear all BareMinerals makeup. I mean, I had some products but I think they were expecting me to be a little more enthusiastic about their brand. I told the manager interviewing me about my experience with BareMinerals and she offered to color match me. She told me that I might have been wearing the wrong shade, and I most definitely was. The new shade they gave me, "Medium Dark", matched perfectly! So now I'm totally addicted to BareMinerals. It mixes with the oils in my skin to give me a flawless glow, and I don't have to use so much pore-clogging, oil-based makeup. I do still highlight and contour with them, but on a much smaller scale. I also purchased the Mineral Veil, which is amazing. It gives you a perfect, airbrushed look. I purchased so many products that day, it's ridiculous. I can honestly say I am now a BareMinerals fan.

I just love how natural these products are. There are no fillers like with other makeup. They say you can wear it to sleep but my skin is much too sensitive for that and I did wake up with a nice-sized pimple upon doing so. But the light coverage is a great change from my heavier foundation stick. It blends better, and it has natural SPF in it. I'm really particular about wearing sunscreen, especially on my face. If not, when you get darker, so do your blemishes. :/ 

For those of you unsure about BareMinerals, here are some tips to getting the best usage out of it: 

  • Use The Right Brushes. If there is a BareMinerals outlet near you, I would definitely recommend that you utilize it to get your brushes. They have really great discounts on good quality brushes. I use a pretty stiff, short-bristled brush to apply mine, but you can use a Kabuki brush. 
  • Use A Light Hand While Applying. Because of the minerals they use, too heavy of an application can make your face discolored. I learned this the hard way when I first got mine. I was at work and my face looked like Georgia clay. A little it of this goes a very long way. Trust me. 
  • Don't Forget The Method! Swirl, tap, buff. Enough said. 
  • Don't Use This Powder To Set Your Makeup! I use CoverGirl's Mineral Powder in Transluscent Honey. It's cheaper and it doesn't discolor my skin. 

I know this was a very long post but it contains just about everything you need to know about BareMinerals if you're trying to get started. I can't say I'm staying away from other brands, though. I am a product junkie--we don't stick to just one thing. But I will say that as far as coverup goes, BareMinerals gets my vote--again. 

My BareMineralized face 

Happy New Year!!!

Now Playing: Rihanna "Watch N Learn", Talk That Talk, 2011

Hi, darlings!

I am soooo sorry for not being a good blogger! So much has gone on since I last posted: new job, car problems, awful new haircut, you name it. I just haven't had the time (or the inspiration) to do much posting. But I promise you guys, I'm back!

Anywho, I'm determined to make F.A.B. the best beauty/fashion/music/whatever else blog it possibly can be. I have so much to catch you up on, so I definitely will be posting much more regularly. I promise! But I can't do it alone. I need my readers to spread the word! With your help we can be the blog to watch for 2012! I believe in you guys!


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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ojon Hair Treatment Review!!!

Now Playing: Rihanna "G4L"

Hi, lovelies!

Remember how I told you guys about my friend who works at Sephora who gave me a boatload of samples? One of them was Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment. This seems to be a cult product I'd heard a lot about, but I never thought to try it until I received the sample.

It has an....acquired smell, lol. I think the most accurate way to describe the smell would be a burnt Thai peanut sauce. The product is creamy until you rub it in your hands. Your body heat turns it into an oil that you then saturate your hair with. You can leave it in as long as you want--an hour or even overnight. I left mine in for an hour because I had work the next day and didn't have time to let it set. After I rinsed it out I continued with my usual shampoo and condition routine.

Even as I shampooed my hair I could feel a difference. My hair felt softer and healthier instantly. My Sephora friend told me she uses it once a month, so it definitely doesn't have to be something you use every time you shampoo. I used this product almost a week ago and only recently did I feel the need to moisturize. It still looks and feels healthier than it has been lately, so I'm really happy with the Ojon treatment. If you purchase from Sephora, the 1.5 ounce is $19.50 and the 3.1 ounce is $33. I highly recommend this product for people who have dry hair, whether it's chemically treated, colored, and I'm sure even natural hair types could benefit from this.

What do you guys think I should review next? Let me know! And let me know what you think of the Ojon treatment if you decide to use it!

Ta-ta, sexies!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hair Battle Royale

Now Playing: Allure ft. LL Cool J "No Question"

Hi, dollies!

So it has been a very interesting few weeks for me. If you know me personally, follow me on Twitter, or watch my YouTube videos, you probably know how absolutely obsessed I am with a) being cheap, or b) finding a great deal. So...buying one of those overpriced flatirons has always been out of the question for me.


I was in bed just wondering about the grade of my hair. I used to have the silkiest, bounciest hair EVER. No relaxer necessary. I was trying to figure out where I went wrong. Okay, maybe it's the relaxers I've been getting lately, but that cannot possibly be it. Maybe it's the heat. And then it hit me:


You guys. The flatiron I've been using is embarrassing. It looks like a well-seasoned cast iron skillet and does everything short of catch fire when you even turn it on. But it straightened my hair. That was all that mattered at the time. I started thinking about those expensive flatirons, like CHIs and stuff. I couldn't possibly see myself spending more than $25 on a flatiron. I decided to ask some of my co-workers what they thought. They were telling me I had to get the flatiron from the kiosk outside of my job. They said it came with a lifetime warranty, so you can always bring it back if you have any problems.

Then, my co-worker invited me to her house so I could try out her straightener. It was HEAVEN. I didn't have to do my hair for about two or three days, and she offered to sell me hers for fifty bucks! We agreed that when we got paid, I'd pay her to have the flatiron and she was going to buy a new one. These flatirons are made with stone, apparently, and the stone absorbs the heat, not your hair. So it's not burning your hair. My hair feels softer and silkier from using this iron. My old flatiron was making my hair feel like thin strips of bacon or something.

My co-worker showed me her routine. (She's Creole like me, so we have a very similar grade of hair) She uses an oil spray instead of a cream, which I had been using all this time. I didn't want to put straight-up oil on my hair because I didn't want it to weigh down my hair and make it greasy, but the spray works much better (I'm using Organics by Africa's Best Tea-Tree Shine Strengthening Hair Polish). I only use a few sprays a day, if that. Just whenever it feels a bit dry. I'm going to keep my ends healthy and hopefully that, mixed with using my new flatiron, will promote some healthy growth.

So, if you'd like to purchase one of these flatirons, check out this website: They have flatirons, curling irons, hair dryers, and even extensions. Anything you could possibly need for your hair is here, so if you want a better way to heat-style your hair, this is it. Being as cheap as I am, I really had to look at it as an investment (Obviously I didn't pay some of these prices but still--$50 is a lot for a flatiron!). Think of it like this--you buy a cheap drugstore flatiron that does nothing but burn your hair. It breaks or gets burnt up, and in a few months you'll be spending more money on another. The money you spent on two sucky flatirons could have paid for a Royale flatiron!

I've used this for about two weeks now and it's amazing how much my hair has already changed. My co-worker says she doesn't get split ends anymore. We were walking in the mall together and a lady complimented us and thought we'd gotten our hair professionally done. I see some great hair days in my future! Let me know what you guys think!

Ta-ta, sexies!

PS: Check out my next post for my Ojon hair review!