Category Archives: Beauty

Sephora collection cream lip stain

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Hey y’all! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. Nowadays it seems like every day  is a national day of something and on Saturday it was both national lipstick and chicken wing day! I kinda love these made up days of celebration because I see it as a day that others co-sign on something I wanted to do anyway, like eat chicken wings! While I did eat the wings, I didn’t shop for new lipstick. I got caught up in the hype of the free lipstick offer from MAC, got to the mall only minutes after they opened…and they were already gone! That really did burst my bubble, so I was no longer in the mood to even browse. But I did find one a couple weeks ago that I absolutely love, and wanted to share with you guys.

If you haven’t noticed a trend, I’m starting to love Sephora! Ulta has always been my makeup happy place, but I’m really loving Sephora at the moment. The biggest reason is that you can get a free sample of anything in the store! So, back to the lipstick. I’m loving the cream lip stains. I now have three of them, and this is the latest one I’ve purchased. The color is bohemian purple. 

I love both the pigmentation and these are very long-wearing. They dry into a matte finish. A lot of mattes are drying, but this one isn’t. Here’s what it looks like on. 

I just can’t say enough about how much I love these. I wish I could have them all! They’re also affordable at $14 each. Have you guys tried these before? Which color do you love the most? Let me know because I’m totally obsessed and can’t wait to try more colors!

Sephora nude glow: yes you need some!

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Hey y’all! Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th! I visited my mom in SC for the day, and on the way home from dinner, I got my first speeding ticket! Womp womp! Other than that, it was great. So, I’m in love with a new product. Well I don’t know how new it is but I just discovered it. I live for a good glow, so I’m so excited about it! It’s called nude glow by Sephora. It’s a setting spray and I paid $20. A little pricey I think for such a small package, but definitely worth it. 

It’s an aeresole mist.  You have to be careful about over spraying because you can’t feel it going on, and if you spray too much, you end up looking greasy! 

This pic is from Sunday, the first day I used it. I thought I was a little heavy handed with it, but I still loved the look. 

You guys should definitely try this stuff! 

LA Girl metallic lippie: must try!

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Hey y’all! Hope everyone is having an amazeballs week. I’m happy that my week is better than last, and back to normal. Anywho, I was in Ulta over the weekend because I needed new sponges, but of course I had to look around! A friend and I had been talking about metallic lippies. I wasn’t sure how I felt about them, and I definitely didn’t want to spend much, so I was thrilled when I spotted the LA Girl display. I can’t remember all of the colors, but I remember they were mostly golds and bronzes. This is the one I went with. It’s called galvanize. 

It’s a beautiful bronze and I absolutely love it! It looks great with my skin tone, and y’all, this thing stayed on my lips all day! I took it off to brush my teeth at lunch, but if I hadn’t, it would have lasted. 

I’ll definitely go back for more. They’re only $5, you can’t beat it. Have you guys tried these, or any other LA Girl products? I think I’m a new fan. I can’t wait to go back to see what else they have! 

Nude nails

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Happy Saturday y’all! We’ve finally been able to enjoy warm spring weather over the last couple of weeks, yay! A change of seasons is another excuse for me to shop for new nail polish! Ulta had a buy 2 get 1 free sale on OPI yesterday, so I figured it was a sign to buy some new colors. I love the Kerry Washington collection, so I got one of those and 2 other colors. This is pale to the chief. 

It’s a really pretty nude. As if I needed another nude polish, since I already have a gazillion, I couldn’t resist. And you can never go wrong with OPI polishes. I typically only buy them on sale or clearance because I’m cheap and they’re $10 each! But the quality is supurb! 

What are some of your fav OPI colors? 

Tarte shape tape concealer review

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Concealer, you name them, I feel like I’ve tried them! The only reason I even feel the need to wear makeup is because of these dag blasted dark undereye circles. I’ve had them all my life, so I am them, they are me; so I do what I do best, cover them up! For the longest, I’ve been using different MAC concealers, but I wanted to try something different. With the loss of my dad, I’ve been super duper emotional, never know when tears will fall, so I needed something that didn’t run or smear! I went into Ulta one day and the salesperson recommended Tarte shape tape after I explained that I needed something that lasted through tears. 

  

Girls, this stuff is the truth! It’s super long lasting and tear resistant! It conceals better than anything I’ve tried so far. I didn’t know when I purchased it but it also can be used for contouring. That’s a little above my skills, so I’ll just stick with it for covering up my circles. It was well worth the $24 I spent. 

I would show you a before pic, but I don’t want to scare you 😜

Have you guys tried this product before? What did you think? Also, what’s your concealer recommendation in case I try something else in the future? 

Rose hip seed oil: get you some!

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Y’all I may have found the fountain of youth…ok I’m exaggerating but this stuff is just amazeballs! One night I was bored looking around on Facebook and noticed a friend of a friend who had commented on something had mentioned that she had been using rose hip seed oil on her face, she had beautiful skin, so I was curious! I happened to be in Marshall’s Friday and as always, checking out the beauty items. Then I noticed they had the oil there, and for only 7.99! I couldn’t wait to get home to scrub my face and try it! I’ve been using it for about a week now, and omg my skin looks amazeballs! Not that I’ve ever had trouble skin, but I’ve just noticed a difference. I love anything that makes me glow! 

 I use it twice a day. It gives my skin such an awesome glow! If I could find this stuff in a ginormous bottle, I’d buy it and use it all over my body! I apply it after washing my face and then add my moisturizer as usual. This stuff has my skin looking so good, if I didn’t have these raccoon circles under my eyes, I’d go without foundation! 

Friends, especially my fellow brown girls, start a skin care routine and moisturize daily! Yes, black does sometimes crack if not taken care of! 

Have you guys used this stuff before? Or, what’s your fav product right now?

Be good to your feet!

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Looks like we’re in for an early spring. Before you reach for the cute sandals, make sure your feet are ready! Ready meaning free of foot crust, cracked heels, and other foot unattractiveness. Not everyone can afford regular pedis, but between pedis, you can keep foot crust at bay! A little while ago I wrote about an amazeballs foot cream called Amlactin. Well, I can’t find it anymore so I had to find a replacement. 


This one is equally as amazeballs, maybe even slightly better. And less expensive. I paid at least $10 for Amlactin and O’Keeffe’s is only around $6. A little goes a long way, so this tube will definitely last for awhile and you only need to use it once a day. I use it at night before bed. I’m a once a month pedi girl, and this really does extend the life of my smooth feet! You guys must try this stuff! 

Empty jar report: LUSH Charity Pot

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Each winter, I have the same gripe. Dry, ashy, itchy skin! So, I’m always trying new creams and concoctions to see what works. I mainly stick to shea and cocoa butters, oils, and other brands I can find at mass retailers. Because nothing seems to be awesome, I don’t want to spend too much. I always hear great things about LUSH, and wanted to try their products, but they can be a bit pricey. I’ve actually only tried one product, thanks to my amazeballs friend who got them for me; toothy tabs. They are fabulous by the way! 

So, last week I was in the mall and decided to go by LUSH. I bought more toothy tabs, and decided to look at body creams too. I decided to give Charity Pot a try. I needed something thick and creamy, so that’s what the salesperson recommended. I only got the small jar because I wanted to try it to see if it worked first. It was $7.95 and I believe the regular size was about $29. 

I must say, this stuff is worth the price. My skin has not been dry, ashy, or itchy! It feels moisterized until the end of the day when I take a shower. Pricey, yes, but totally worth it! Another cool thing is that they donate money from the proceeds to the charity you pick when selecting your jar.  

Do you guys have some fav LUSH products you recommend? 

Wet n wild megalast catsuit review: video vixen 

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Happy Sunday and Merry Christmas y’all! To me, a red lip just screams holiday season, and I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect red lippie for awhile now. I have a gazillion reds, but none of them are what I really want. Instead of a bright fire engine red, I like darker, richer reds more. I always hear MAC’s Ruby Woo is the fav, but I haven’t tried it yet. I was at Walgreen’s yesterday checking out the beauty clearance and also the new Wet n Wild Megalast Catsuit lippies. For Wet n Wild, I found them pricey at 4.99, so I only bought one, although the other colors were super pretty. 

This is Video Vixen. It’s more of a wine than a dark red, but I do love it. They are matte once it dries, and they are very long-wearing. Unless I eat them off, I have to remove with my makeup remover at the end of the day. 

I will definitely try another color, and highly recommend them if you’ve been thinking about it. 

Do you guys have any red lippie recommendations? 

Create your own perfect nude lippie shade

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Happy Monday y’all! Hope you all had an amazeballs weekend! Mine sure was, and now I’m counting down to my holiday time off, yay! So, I don’t know about y’all, but I have a gazillion nude lippies. I keep buying them and then I hate the shade when I get home so they just take up space. I have a friend who loves lip liners. I’ve never been a fan because I’m like ugh, another step in my make up routine?? I don’t think so! But I decided to experiment with lip liners to get the shade of nude I wanted. I purchased both NYX and Milani brands but NYX is my fav. This is the shade that I’m in love with at the moment. 

The liner is Maison and the lippie is Euro Trash, both by NYX. 

 

Here’s a better pic of what it looks like on. And if it looks like I just woke up, this was after my 3 hr nap yesterday! 

Basically, I just looked for pencils in the brown family and added my lippie on top. Bam! I finally have a nude shade that I love! 

Do you guys have a fav nude shade? Or are you a fan of lip liners? Let me know what you think!