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Fall Ready Makeup Beginner Friendly


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FALL HAS ARRIVED!! I’M A READY FOR IT!

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Beginner Friendly Smokey Eye


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Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Review


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So I decided to step back into the drugstore foundation game, after being out for over 2 years. So I know I am late on it, but i decided to finally try the Maybelline Fit Me Matte +Poreless.

This foundation claims to be a tone & texture fitting foundation w/ a natural fit. This formula is for Normal to Oily Skin. I also says it contains blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish.

HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS/SMELLS:

Light creamy formula with no distinct scent.

WHY I LOVE IT:

Now I will won’t say that I loved it right off the bat, because I didn’t. The shade I picked up is Coconut 355. The first time applied it and wore it all day  it felt like my skin ended up being really oily a lot sooner than some of my other foundations. Also the shade to me was a bust! See picture below. It was super ashy and kinda gray.

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…Now I knew since that was 1st drugstore foundation in a long while, I decided 2 give it a 2nd chance. So, I went back to Walgreens and picked up a deeper shade, Mocha 360. I did end up mixing the 2 together to get my perfect match, but that is not a big deal to me. Now, once I found a shade combo that worked for me & found an application that worked, I was impressed.

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I love this formulation because it provides a smooth, matte medium-full coverage look while still looking natural! This foundation is great for daily use and priced under $10 you have nothing to lose. For a flawless finish, I apply a dime-quarter sized dollop (depending on coverage wanted)  on the back of my hand and applied and blended it out with a damp beauty blender. To set the foundation, I then used my usual Black Opal Finishing Powder.

Pros:

  • Great, Competitive Price Point
  • Matte finish
  • Lightweight
  • Doesn’t oxidize
  • Buildable

Cons:

  • May have to mix shades for perfect match
  • Not long-wearing
  • Doesn’t stay matte all day
  • May have to mix shades for perfect match
  • Can cause break outs

Have you guys tried this foundation? What your thoughts and experiences?

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Purple Makeup Look


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Simple Orangey/Peachy Matte Look


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Get Ready With Me: Champagne Pop


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Beanie Lookbook(feat. Always Eleven)


Hey Guys!! I wanted to come through and do a real quick lookbook of some of my favorite Beanies from Always Eleven! ALL of these hats are satin lined, meant to protect your hair by retaining moisture and NO snagging!

If you are interested in checking them out you can purchase them on my Amazon Store!

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Small Beanie
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Pom Pom Beanie w/ Folded Brim
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Vibrant Color Beanie-Pink
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Vibrant Color Beanie-Pink

Thanks so much stopping by! Check out Video Look book as well below.

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How I Remove My Makeup/Nighttime Skincare Routine {+Giveaway}


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Hey guys!!!

So I am back to show you guys my Night Skincare Routine, including how I remove my makeup. It’s a question I get ALL the time.

I am featuring some products from Vanity Planet and MaskerAide.

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To Enter the Giveaway for a box of the MaskerAide Spotted, Click HERE!

 

 

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Real Purity Skincare Line First Look


 

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Hey Guys!!

So I am here with quick review & demo of some new products I received from Real Purity.

They offer a wide variety of All Natural products for hair, skin, and makeup. But today I will be focusing only on the skincare line they offer. I received a few products from the line and wanted to share them with you guys.

First up is the Cleansing Facial Gel. With only 5 ingredients, it will restore your skin’s pH balance and leave no oily residue behind. Which I must say is very impressive. For me, this is a very different cleanser for me. Mainly because it did not suds up as most of my other cleansers do (as you will see below), however, my skin felt super clean, so no complaint here.

Now the Daily Facial Scrub is one of my favorites. Mainly because it has one of my favorite natural anti-again & evening skin tone agents in it… GRAPEFRUIT!! Now if you guys have been following me you know I love grapefruit and the effects it has on your skin. And now that I have this scrub it is perfect to add to my current skincare routine. And FYI I only use scrubs when I am going to be makeup, which ends up being about 2-3 times a week. It is a perfect way to remove any dead skin or dry patches so your foundation doesn’t settle into those areas.

After all that cleaning and scrubbing it’s time to tone. The toner I used is the Green Tea Toner. This was my first time trying out a “tea-style” of toner. This formula is meant to restore the natural pH of your skin by controlling oil production. Which I definitely need with my oily combination skin type. I was very impressed with the results of this. My skin felt very smooth and refreshed, and had no excess dirt.

 

 

 

Now to moisturizer is used the Daily Balancing Facial Cream. This one is my absolute FAVORITE out of everything. This moisturizer went on soo smooth. It is formulated for normal to oily skin, that balances oil control with light skin hydration. The finished felt very matte and not oily at all. Personally, I felt it helped with my pores as well, PERFECT for using under foundation.

Lastly, I tried the Papaya Facial Mask. (not shown in video) I choose to use this one because at the time I was having some breaks outs and felt like my skin need a little extra care. Papaya extract acts as a natural exfoliant as it gently dissolves dead skin cells. I left on for 20mintues as recommended. It has kind of a mud mask feel but was very easy to rinse off, leaving my skin feeling super soft. I would only recommend this one if you are going through a breakout, other than that it is not really necessary for regualr use.

I have yet to try the Green Apple Mask or the Acne Soap but I will keep you guys updated as I try those out.

Definitely, check out the video below for the unboxing & Demo to see a few of these products in action.

 

 

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Running Late for Work


So this is one the looks I did no share on my Youtube Page, But I did share it on Facebook, so make sure you are following me on there to see the entire video.

For my ladies who are rushing for work, busy mom or just need a quick neat face.
This one WON’T be on my Youtube Channel.

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Valentine’s Day Makeup Look


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Check out Full tutorial below:

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Gold Smokey Eye w/ Vampy Lips


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Nude Eye w/ a Pop of Blue (+Classic Red Lip) {Beginner Friendly}


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Make sure you check out full tutorial below!

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Green Smokey Eye w/ Bold Purple Lips


 

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Neutral Glam Cut Crease w/ Bold Lip


I almost kept this very neutral…But Of Course got carried away! Hope you guys enjoy!

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Products Used:
Morphe 35K Palette
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Black Radiance Shine Control Primer
L.A. Pro Conceal Orange Corrector
NARS Sheer Glow in New Guinea
Urban Decay Naked Skin in 11.0
L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Fawn
Ben Nye Luxury Power in Banana & Topaz
CK One Liner: DISCONTINUED
Sleek Contour Kit in Dark
Sleek Blush by 3 Palette in Sugar
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Avon Glimmersticks Lip Liner in Chocolate
Colourpop Liquid Lipstick in LAX

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VooDoo Doll Halloween Prep Work


Hi guys!!!

So I am going to be doing a Halloween look this year. (Will be posted on Halloween Day and I wanted to share with you guys all the prep work that took with making this video. This look is totally inspired by a video I saw by Ellimacs

I Hope you guys enjoy! Video Below

The told you will need to recreate this look are as follows:

Liquid Latex (I used the one by Mehron)
Masking Tape
Disposable Makeup Sponges
Tissue Paper (Or Cotton Pads)
Sewing Needle
Rope
Q-Tips
Red Spray Paint
Gray (or Silver) Spray Paint

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FOTD: 2.12.16


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I had a poetry show to go to & wanted to do something simple and fresh. I posted a picture on Instagram and got great feedback, unfortunately I didn’t record a tutorial but I figured I’d do a FOTD to let you guys know what I used. Continue reading “FOTD: 2.12.16”

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Shielo Smoothing Anti Aging Scrub Review


Hey Guys!!

I’ve never to so excited about a skincare review…LOL But I am back with another quick review on the Shielo Smoothing Anti Again Scrub. I’ve used a lot of Shielo products over the years, they actually have my favorite moisturizer, which I did A review on back in 2014 (CLICK HERE TO SEE THAT REVIEW).

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Not this scrub did not disappoint AT ALL, and to be honest I didn’t expect it to. Shielo has always had great quality products. This anti-aging scrub is a clarifying exfoliant for all skin types (FYI, I have Oily Combination Skin). It has Aloe Vera Juice, which refreshes the skin. It also feature Jojoba Oil whcih contain fatty acid that revitalize skin using microspheres which are small and delicate. This is the main thing I look for in scrubs. I don’t like very large bead because they are too harsh and rough on my skin

This has quickly become my new favorite facial scrub to use before I apply makeup. It makes my skin very smooth and I feel refresh when I use it, which is the perfect condition for my skin when I want to apply makeup.

This Product retails for: $22.99

If you interested in trying this product out make sure you check out the Shielo website.

 

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Sheilo Leave In Protectant Review


HEY GUYS!!

So I am back with anther review from Shielo!!

This time it is on there Leave In Spray Protectant. I’ve actually used this product in the past and just revisited it recently.

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For me this is mainly to protect my a=hair during heat styling. It is a really amazing spray to use when I want a very light and fluffy blow out, and won’t weigh down my hair like creamier products tend to do.

I also like using this spray when I am doing some kind of roller set, where I sit under a hooded dryer. It offers up a nice shine while protecting my strands.

Here are the products claims: This antioxidant rich leave in protectant is designed to fortify every strand of hair, creating texture, as well as protect your hair from the stress of heat styling. Our unique protective complex with pro-vitamins, proteins and amino acids infuse hair with vitamins while providing UV protection. For deeper natural and color-treated hair color. Excellent in controlling frizz and detangling.

Which I must agree it does fully live up to their claims.

If you are looking for other uses for this products besides heat styling, I would recommend spray on your hair before going out in the summer to protect your hair from the UV rays, especially if you have color treated hair.

If you interested in trying this product out make sure you check out the Shielo website.

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Get Ready w/ Me: Holiday Look #2


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Products Used:

Eyes:

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden

Morphe 35K Palette

Sleek Makeup Storm Palette

NYX Felt TIp Liner in Extreme Black

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray

Laura Geller GlamLash Mascara

Too Face Better Than Sex Mascara

Face:

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in New Guinea

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Deep

Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder in Medium

CoverGirl Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder in Medium Deep

Sleek Contour Kit in Deep

Sleek Makeup Blush by 3 Palette in Pumpkin

Lips:

Colourpop Liquid Lipstick in Tulle

Colpurpop Lippie Pencil Ellarie

 

Watch Full Tutorial Here!!

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