Everyday Woman, Everyday Fierce- LaPortia Sims

 Laportia Sims

Assistant Director of Admissions  Argosy University

Nashville, TN

Laportia, Portia, LaPortia Sims, Everyday Women, Every Day Fierce

On a daily basis, I apply make-up to enhance my facial features, not cover them up. Making up your face should be viewed as an additional outfit, a person should always dress it up and never leave it bare/naked. I enjoy wearing neutral colors that matches all outfits. Since my eyes are my most distinctive feature my primary focus goes towards my brows. 

My top three make-up items used daily:

  • MAC concealer
  • MAC brown eyeliner pencil
  • Sephora Smashbox Full Coverage Foundation

All My Purple Life Giveaway Winner

I would like to thank everybody for participating in my  All My Purple Life Give away. We have chosen a winner!!



You have 24hrs to to email me with your address and google friend connect name at cosmeticallychallenged@gmail.com to claim your prize. If you do not claim your prize within 24hrs the prize will be forfeited an another winner will be chosen.

Thank you all for participating!


Beauty Blogger Roundup

We’ve swatched, attended, sampled, and tried all kinds of different products so that we could bring you the latest and greatest on what is out there in the beauty world. Check out what all my other Beauty Blogger Friends are blogging about!

NYX creamy, dreamy Mega Shine lipglosses- Beauty Mamas 

 502-Bright Lights Big Color

 LTHP shows Orly’s Happy go Lucky Collection

 Le Metier De Beauty’s Rock ‘n Romance Anniversary Collection for Nordstroms- Midnight Manicure

Channeling love for yellow in a fun, glowy, summery look- Beauty Thesis

Purple Eye of the day with a nude lip (video tutorial included)- Purple Eye Diamond

Why Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Doesn’t Fit Me- Cosmetically Challenged

Harry Potter Week: Day 5 Life and Polish

 DS Sapphire Nailderella Nails 

 Deuling Duochromes: Missha HGR01 vs. Chanel Peridot- Nails and Noms

 Stormy Weather, forget you Polish Pauper

My biggest product disappointment of June Royal Beauty Designs

MAC Me Over Fall 2011 Preview Glitter.Gloss.Garbage

China Glaze Metro Chic Collection Addicted To All Things Pretty


Everyday Woman, Everyday Fierce

Cosmetically Challenged is committed to bringing you  the latest news on all things beauty to Everyday people like you. We can’t all be  modelsor have our makeup professionally  done on a daily basis, but there are many of you out there who would give a made up model a run for their money.

Cosmetically Challenged presents a new feature on our blog called “EveryDay Woman, Every Day Fierce. A weekly article that will feature one woman per week and give them to chance to show off their smile, style, and personality.

Would you like to be featured as the Everyday Woman, Everyday Fierce of the week, or do you know someone who should be featured? Fill in the form below and well contact you soon!


Maybelline Fit Me Foundation. Why It doesn’t Fit Me.



Here we go with another cosmetic company shouting from the roof tops that they have a foundation line that will match your skin tone. Now we all know, and if you didn’t let me share this with you, no one  is strictly one complexion/shade all over their face, Women of color tend to be lighter in T zone and darker around the outer edges of their face. Honestly, I don’t like to knock products until I try them and since I was in the market for a budgenista friendly foundation I decided to give them a try, $7.99 @ CVS. View Post

Mineral Makeup at its Best! Fusion of Color Cosmetics

Mineral Makeup is everywhere and there is a thin line when it comes to separating the average everyday been there done that to the ones that really stand out, wow you, and command attention. Fusion of Color Cosmetics is one company who does just that.

Created by Kathy Duncan of Illinois, Fusion of Color (FOC) Cosmetics is a company who’s product should not be overlooked. FOC, gives consumers a wide range of products to choose from with items in the categories of skin care, makeup and makeup brushes. Their products are made with the highest quality ingredients  with some products being made with almost a carat of diamond powder. You know how the saying goes “Diamonds are Girls best friend” and items from the Fusion of Color line should be yours too. View Post

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Liptars on Sale! Limited Time 6 for $50.00

You’ve read about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars, you’ve seen them swatched on several sites, you’ve heard Queenofblending rave about how awesome they are and you’ve wanted them for yourself. At $13.00 a pop you may have felt like they were a bit to pricey. Well, budgenista here’s your chance to own 6 pre packaged lip tars for $50.00!! Doing the math this makes this $8.33 a piece. This pricing is cheaper then what they were offering at The Makeup Show this year!! If you’ve been wanting these do not miss out on this deal because I’m not sure how long it will last!

Here is the link to where you can grab them.

http://www.occmakeup.com/liptarsets.html View Post