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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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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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Get Ready w/ Me: Holiday Look #1


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Products Used:

UD Primer Potion in Eden

Morphe 35K Palette

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Sleek Blush by 3 Palette in Sugar

Colourpop Liquid Lipstick in Avenue

See Full Tutorial Below:

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Citrus Clear Review


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Hey guys!! I am back with another review for the Citrus Clear Line. I’ve reviewed their products before, so it is a brand I am VERY familiar with the line. So let me jut jump right into the review.

I am going to start with the Natural Tahitian Lime Sensitive Wash. I used this was before in the past, and I LOVE it. the smell is so potent but in a good way. The lime scent is so divine. I like How my skin feels very smooth but not stripped.

The next item is the Grapefruit Acne Spot Treatment. Now I know grapefruit is rich with antioxidants and vitamins, so was very excited to try this out. Now I don’t frequent breakouts, but when I do I like to have a spot treatment on hand. This one is actually really nice. It dries up my pimples really fast which makes it a lot quicker for them to go away.

The Tangerine Tingle is a 2 for 1. You can either use it as an exfoliating cleanser or as a mask. I used it both ways. As a cleanser, its great, it is  exfoliating so it is stripping, but it is expected. As a mask, it wasn’t ok. It is more of a hydrating mask if you do it while you are in the shower, so it really helps open up you pores and get deep into the skin. Did I forget to mention the smell?? Well, it is bomb.com! Out of everything this one smells THE BEST!

Now I love a good mask and the Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask is EVERYTHING! This is a DEEP mask, so I would not recommend doing it the day or week of a special event or wedding, because this literally pushes everything that is deep in the skin to the surface. So I will caution you on that part. The smell isn’t amazing, but it performs as it says.

Lastly is the Pink Grapefruit Sensitive Moisturizer. I have been enjoying this one. It is very lightweight so it is great under makeup. Even though it is lightweight it’s still moisturizing. Grapefruit is also high in Vitamin C and has anti-aging properties so it has amazing benefits as well.

Overall, Citrus Clear has yet to disappoint and this review is no different. The products are great and the price point comparable to other lines. Their line is free from harsh chemicals. Please make sure to check out Citrus Clear for some amazing natural skin care products .

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Neutral Eye w/ a Pop of Yellow


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Products Used:

Face:

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 11.0 & NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in New Guinea

Black Opal Concealer in Toast

Black Opal Finishing Powders in Medium & Dark

Sleek Blush in Lantern

Sleek Contour Kit in Dark

Eyes:

All Shadows From Raving Beauty Cosmetics:

Dark Truffle

Carbon

Iced Beige

Electric Yellow

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in Intense Black

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray

Lips:

NYX Lip Liner in Espresso

Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Lolita

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KenChar Line Review


HEY GUYS!!! SO I am finally back with another review. I haven’t done a review on my blog in a long tim, but I am back and I am VERY excited about this review.

Today I will be reviewing a line from a line called KenChar. So Let’s Jump Right into it.

So let’s start with the Soy Candles!

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This was the 1st thing I’ve ever purchase from them. They are 100% Natural. These are considered their candles. So they are great on go if you are looking for a something to take with you when traveling. They have a wide variety of scents and I tell you NO lie…they smell EXACTLY how the label says AND once it’s lit it smells exactly how it does in the tin. The fragrance can fill the entire room so you don’t need multiple candle to scent one space. These are my absolute favorite candles I’ve ever purchased. My Personal Favorites are: Strawberry & Southern Peach.

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I was sent A few of their body products, The Coconut Lime Hand Whipped Body Butter, Coconut Flakes Scrub and the Island Body Sunflower and Shea Body Cream. The Coconut Flake Scrub is AMAZING! It creates a really nice “milky” kinda of lather and make it really feel Spa like. It beads that they used are very fine, so it is very gentle on the skin. I’ve only used one other scrub in the past and this one is just so different in texture and the consistency is something I’ve never seen in a scrub before. This is definitely something I HIGHLY recommend.  The Coconut Lime Whipped Body Butter is amazing! I is very moisturizing and kept my skin smooth all day. It also gave my skin a nice little “glow,” which I was really surprised about, something different. I wasn’t a really body butter lover in the past because I felt they were just TOO greasy. BUT, this one wasn’t, it absorbed right into my skin without sticking out to my clothes. Another thing I want to mention is the Shea Scents pocket-sized butter tins (not pictured). These are great to carry in your bag to re-moisturize your hands or body. I also used this to add moisture to my hair as well. Lastly, The Island Body Sunflower & Shea Body Cream it is a lighter texture so it still moisturizes very well, but not over whelming. The scent is more of a floral, unlike the Coconut Lime, which is more or an herbal/fruity scent.

Now One to the most exciting things that I was scent….THE HAIR PRODUCTS!!! Now I have been buying KenChar candles for the past 2-3 years…and I NEVER knew they sold hair products.

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First thing I tried was the Curly Roots Coconut Conditioning Cream. At first when I looked at it, I thought it was a styler of some sort. But, after reading the label It says I can use a regular rinse-out conditioner, a deep conditioner or even a leave-in. So I tried it out ALL 3 three ways, on 3 separate occasions. YES, this 3oz container got at least 3 good uses out of it. Personally, I preferred it as a leave-in or a rinse out conditioner. It worked OK as a deep conditioner, but I did doctor it up with some oils because I needed ALOT of moisture. But as a leave-in it left my hair super soft and left a really nice sheen to my hair. The Butter Curls Moisturizing Styling Butter was my favorite. I use as a styler for twists outs & braid outs. This stuff is amazing! The smell is nothing “special” like all the other ones, but it doesn’t smell bad at all. It performed really well and gave a great hold and really nice shine. My hair was soft fluffy and silky. Even when Fernando touched my hair I used this, he was like , “O, babe what you use, your hair feels really soft.” So this Styling is everything! LOL Lastly is the Curly Roots Conditioning Pomade is a really nice pomade I use to take down my twist/braids and I also used it to seal my ends. It not heavy and does not leave my hair feeling greasy so that is a PLUS!

 

Overall, I enjoyed the entire line. I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve reviewed a line and have NOTHING negative to say. Everything performed better than expected and to top if off everything is competitively priced with everything else that is out there. And honestly why not spend that money on an ALL natural, black owned business line. Definitely check out their site at, www.kencharbody.com and click the sop tab! You will NOT be disappointed at all. And if you are ever at a Circle of Sisters Expo or anything like that check to see if she has a table, most of the time she probably will, but for sure at Circle of Sisters, which is by the way coming up October 2015.

 

Disclaimer: The hair and body products were sent to me to review and to provide my honest opinion of the specific product(s). I only make videos for companies that respect and request my honest opinion of their product(s). I am expressing my honest opinion of the product(s) and will not forfeit my integrity for exchange of any products.

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Review: Bargain Argan Oil [+Giveaway]



Hey Guys!! So I am back with another review!!

Today I going to be reviewing Bargain Argan Oil! I was pretty anxious when I received this item because I’ve never used Aragn Oil before but I always heard great things. At first I planned on using it in my hair, but once I received it and used got a list of all the things I can do with it, I decided to use it on my skin and nails! Which was amazing!

I started applying this on my nail bed consistently every night before bed. My cuticles have always been on of my issues because I use to be an avid nail bitter. so my cuticles have always stayed dray and hard, even though it’s been YEARS since I’ve stopped biting my nails. But I am telling you, after about a week of using this stuff I notice my cuticles getting soft and staying moisturized.

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Now as far as my skin goes, I’ve been using in ONE drop in my moisturizer. Since my skin is Oily I didn’t want to do too much. But I did notice that my skin stayed moisturized and more radiant.

This stuff is awesome and very inexpensive compared to the other kinds of Argan Oil it retails for a 2oz. bottle for $12.49. I’ve been using this size for about a month and I’ve barely gotten through half yet. So a little does go a long way. It comes it a twist up pointed knob, which make for easy application and less mess.

The customer service is great as well. They answered any questions that I had in a timely manner. So that was a great plus as well.

Over all, I think this is a great way company if you are not too sure about Argan Oil and give it a try. I plan on trying this out on my hair in the upcoming months. I will make sure to do an update when I do.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Sereniti Bath Body & You Review {+ GIVEAWAY}


Review on Serenti Bath Body & You Line (ALL NATURAL)
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Giveaway will end March 21, 2014 11:59pm. Winner will be announced March 22, 2014 via My Facebook Page!!! 🙂

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Stila Foundation Review (+ Demo)


Here’s the review on my favorite fall/winter foundation