Monthly Archives: May 2016

Empty container report: collagen 

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Like I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for trying new beauty products, especially ones claiming to improve hair and skin! A couple of months ago, I saw a post on JJ Smith’s Facebook page claiming that collagen could improve hair and skin, and lord knows my hair always needs help, so I figured why not try it?! I started on March 8 and just finished the container last week. 


I can’t say it caused my hair to grow down my back or anything but I’ve definitely noticed faster hair growth. If I didn’t have so many other issues going on with my hair causing breakage, I really believe I’d notice a huge difference, but all in all, my hair did grow faster. 

I’ve also noticed stronger, longer nails. So, if you’re looking for something to help with nail growth, then you should give this product a try. 

I already drink a heaping of water a day, and I don’t really have many problems with my skin, so I can’t really say that I’ve seen a difference in my skin while using this, but I have noticed softer skin, so maybe that’s a benefit from using this product. 

For the $11 I spent, I’d definitely say it was worth it and I plan on continuing using daily. I add a scoop to my smoothies every morning. 

Have you tried this before? 

Update the look of your home with new lighting

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I’m a sucker for home improvement projects. There’s always something I want to do around the house. Updating your light fixtures is a quick and easy way to give a room a little pizazz! During a recent Homegoods visit, I found this amazeballs lighting fixture that was exactly what I had been looking for, for my foyer. And by foyer I mean the tiny little area when you walk into my house! 

I love how it sparkles from the crystals. Now I want to update all of my fixtures! Also, I have to give a shout out to my man for installing it for me! New lighting can be expensive but if you’re a bargain shopper like me, you can always find a good deal! 
Do you have any quick home improving tips or any fav projects you’ve done? 

Tarte lights, camera, lashes review

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If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I’m on a quest to find amazeballs mascara. I feel like I’ve tried them all, but the search is never-ending! 

The latest one I’ve purchased is Tarte lights, camera, lashes. And the best part is it only cost me $10 during the sale at Ulta recently, so even if I hate it, I won’t be mad because it didn’t cost much! 

So, I just started wearing it this weekend and I have to say I’m impressed!  

So, ignore the insanely large pimple on my forehead, but I’m wearing 2 coats here, I think I’m going to try 3 coats tomorrow because I’d like my lashes to look a little thicker. I love that it’s non drying or flaky, and buildable! But, it’s not waterproof, and I’m a waterproof kinda girl. 

The brush is also pretty awesome and great for both upper and lower lashes. I also love the packaging, super cute!  

I’d definitely buy it again, but I don’t think I’ve found my holy grail of mascara yet. Do you guys have any good mascara recs?