Beauty/Makeup

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

Random/Updates/Rants

New Eyeglasses from Glassesshop.com


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Hey Guys!!!

So I am back with another quick review from one of my favorite sites,GlassesShop.com. [Check out my previous review Here] This site offers prescription eyeglasses & prescription sunglasses. I’ve been dying to pick get some tortoise style eyeglasses, and these were perfect.

I usually NEVER buy eyeglasses online, but this site has so many different &unique styles. They offer several different glasses styles and they are available for both men and women.

And you guys know I can’t leave you without a coupon code. Use Coupon Code GSHOT50 and you can get 50%off on eyeglasses or sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames are excluded from coupon). That is a great DEAL!!!!

So that’s it guys! Make sure to go check out the site!  The have glasses for everyone and every style you can think of. Don’t forget to tell them who sent you!

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Natural Hair

Protein Treatment on Natural Hair


Products Used:

♥Shea Moisture SuperFruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Masque – http://go.magik.ly/ml/1fjj/
♥Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Treatment Masque – http://go.magik.ly/ml/1fjn/
♥Shea Moisture 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – http://go.magik.ly/ml/1fjk/♥1 Egg
♥Jamaican Mango & Lime Black Castor Oil Mango & Papaya – http://go.magik.ly/ml/1fjl/
♥Jamaican Mango & Lime Black Castor Oil Sulfate-Free Shampoo – http://go.magik.ly/ml/1fjo/
♥Jamaican Mango & Lime Black Castor Oil Paraben-Free Conditioner – http://go.magik.ly/ml/1fjm/
♥Jamaican Mango & Lime Black Castor Oil Coconut – http://go.magik.ly/ml/1fjp/
♥Jamaican Mango & Lime Black Castor Oil Rosemary – http://go.magik.ly/ml/1fk0/

Natural Hair

Knappy Hair Extensions Initial Install (feat. Kinky Coarse 18″ Clip-Ins)


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Hey guys!!

So I got the opportunity to try out some hair extensions from Knappy Hair Extensions. I’ve never used clip-ins before so I was excited to see how I would use these.

To start off this set came with 9 clip ins:

  • 4 – with 2 clips
  • 2 – with 3 clips
  • 2 – with 4 clips
  • 1 –  with 5 clips

The set also came with 2 additional clips you can sew-in, if additional support is needed, weft sealer (which I did seal the wefts) and care instructions.

 

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I decided to use these clip-ins and install them all over my entire head, and have a little bit of leave out. and this worked out great. The style that I got was the Kinky Coarse 18″. Which was perfect. because it was just as long as my natural hair, so it was believable and not exaggerated, as you can see from the picture below.

 

Being that this is the first time I’ve used clip-ins, I was pleasantly surprised. If you want to see how I installed these clip ins, make sue to check our the video HERE.

Go check out these website for KRS Hair group: https://fbit.co/2ENl. They also offer wefts that you can sew-in, as well as closures, so you are bound to find something that suits what you are looking for.

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FTC: Thank you to Knappy Hair Extensions for sponsoring this post.

 

 

Beauty/Makeup

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”

Beauty/Makeup

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.

 

Beauty/Makeup, Natural Hair

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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Photo Credit: Momma of 2 Review

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.

Beauty/Makeup

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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Beauty/Makeup

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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Natural Hair

Another Twist Out Tutorial (feat. Shea Moisture)


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Random/Updates/Rants

Glasses from GlassesShop.com


Hey guys!!!

So I am back with another quick review. Today I will be reviewing a site called GlassesShop.com. This site offers prescription eyeglasses. I picked up a pair of their  sunglasses. Which I LOVE!They offer several different styles and they are available for both men and women.

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This is a great site to get cheap glasses . The also have a big campaign going on right now where you can get your first pair free (Just pay for shipping & handling).

Also keep in mind you can also get prescription sunglasses. This was actually big plus for me, because before I got my PRK Surgery (Lasik), It was so expensive to get prescription lenses (or lenses in general), so I glad that there were inexpensive options for eyeglass and sunglasses. Fernando will definitely be taking advantage of this site.

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And you guys know I can’t leave you with out a coupon code. Use Coupon Code GSHOT50 and you can get 50%off on eyeglasses or sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames are excluded from coupon). That is a great DEAL!!!!

So that’s it guys! Make sure to go check out the site!  The have glasses for everyone and every style you can think of. Don’t forget to tell them who sent you!

 

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Natural Hair

DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Styler is Here! (+ Giveaway {Closed})


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Last month I had the pleasure of attending a product testing along with other influencers for a new and exciting product from DevaCurl. I’ve used DevaCurl products briefly in the past, but I hadn’t use their products in a LONG while, not for any particular reason so I was very excited to hear and learn about their new product that was geared towards coilier textures, plus this was the first time a major company reached out to me for me to work with them!!

I had the chance to personally test and use the new SuperCream Coconut Styler, which was release on July 7th, and I must say I was really impressed. This NEW rich, coconut oil infused styler contains key ingredients like coconut oil for healthy-looking shine and moisture, jojoba protein to boost elasticity and strengthen curls, and corn starch for touchable hold and frizz control. As with all of Devacurl products, the coconut styler does not contain any sulfates, and is paraben and silicone free. Now you guys know anything with coconut I am willing to try.

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Pictured: Mel Burgos (@rock_yo_rizos), Cryss (@style_dose), Myself (@TotalDivaRea) & Brit (@bwatuwant)

I did arrived to the testing event with a fresh wash n go BUT, I really wanted to see how well this product worked on freshly washed hair and do a style that I would normally do, as a wash n go is not a hair style I do often so I asked to have my hair washed. Isabella Vasquez quickly No Poo’d my hair and told  me  she wanted me to use the SuperCream as a detangler instead. I was instantly taken back, I was like OK?!? I usually detangle with a conditioner and NOT a styler, so I was so nervous. But I did managed to detangle and twist my hair in under 30 mins. NO COMB.

I sat under a hooded dryer for about an hour or so, since I obviously couldn’t really let it air dry overnight, Unraveled  my twist and fluff up and picked the roots. I had shiny, soft, and a defined  fluffy twist out. Super Cream is EVERYTHING!!

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It’s nice to see  Devacurl creating products for us 4 type textures because I was never drawn to DevaCurl because their products always seemed to be more geared towards looser textures and I just never really worked for me as my hair got longer, but now that they have this, They’ve gotten my attention. And I actually revisited some of their No Poo products and and Conditioners since trying the SuperCream and I must say I wonder why I stopped using their products, becasue they are really amazing.  I am definitely going to be trying this product out more and more and in different ways. I highly recommend you Guys try it and let me know below what you think!

They do have a few more products coming out in the fall that are all about moisture! So make sure to follow them on Instagram for upcoming products announcements @mydevacurl

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!  would like one of you guys to have the opportunity to try it SUPER CREAM. Here are the Giveaway Rules:

That’s it!! I will select a winner randomly.

Giveaway ends, Jul 31st, 2015 11:59p.

Rae

Beauty/Makeup

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 .

Beauty/Makeup

Neutral Eye w/ a Pop of Yellow


Blog Posts

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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Natural Hair

Twist Out on Stretched/Dry Hair


Products Used:

Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioner
Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave in
Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter
Carol’s Daughter Hair Balm

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Beauty/Makeup, Natural Hair

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.

Body

 

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.

 

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Beauty/Makeup, Natural Hair

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.

Natural Hair

Updated Haircare Regimen & Staple Hair Products


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Finally!! I am here with my updated hair care regimen. This has been one the most requested items for me to do and I am finally getting to it.
Over the past year a few things have changed and few things have stayed the same. Also just to let you know all the products I mention in the post can be found in my Amazon Store HERE. Please note this is only going to focus on my MUST HAVE ITEMS and nothing else. I may do a separate post with my top 5 styling products, but for I’m gonna stick to basics of what actually contributes to my hair health, strength and growth. So let me jump right into it. Continue reading “Updated Haircare Regimen & Staple Hair Products”

Natural Hair

3 Year Length Check – Pics & Video


As you guys know (or may not know) that my 3 year Nappiversary was April 9th. Here is a quick progression video and collage I put together of the growth! I will have my updated hair care regimen up soon, hopefully 🙂 length check

Natural Hair

King Me Hair Review (Kurly)


This is my review on the King Me Hair (Kurly). I was so excited when I received this hair.
Once I installed it, no one even notice that it wasn’t my hair. The Kurly is the perfect match to my hair and very easy to blend. I HIGHLY recommend this hair. I have a 20inch and 18 inch installed.

http://kingmehair.com

Products Used on this hair:

Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Cantu Curl Activator Cream
Cantu Coconut Curling Cream