Sing The Movie


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Hi There my lovelies! Are you ready to usher in 2017? I know I am. How did you spend the last day of the year? I spent with hanging out with my sister. We watched the movie, Sing and today I will provide my prospective on the movie.

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Story: Sing is directed by writer-director Garth Jennings. It’s an animated comedy from the producers of the Despicable Me films. The movie is centered around a theater loving koala named Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey), who decided to run a talent contest to boost sales for his failing theater company. Unfortunately for Buster, a printing error made by his faithful one-eyed lizard secretary Miss Crawl (voiced by Jennings himself) mistakenly reports the prize will be $100,000, not the $1,000 Buster has in his savings bank. The money certainly motivates Mike, a mouse (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) with jerky quality who’s always on the hustle. However, the money is only part of the lure for most of the other major characters, an assortment of mammalian hopefuls including: Rosita, a pig mama of 25 (Reese Witherspoon); Jonny, a teenage British gorilla (Taron Egerton) who does not want follow his father (Peter Serafinowicz) into the family’s bank-robbing business; Ash, a spiky punk porcupine; and finally Meena (Tori Kelly), the painfully shy elephant who is too scared to sing in front of others and ends up working as stagehand for Buster.

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Verdict: Sing is very well animated. I would not expect anything less from the maker of Despicable Me. The movie starts out with Norma Noodleman (Jennifer Saunders), a sheep singing in her purple gown with purple theatrical background and silhouette. I loved the color and the brightness and the movies pieces of this movie. It’s a cheerful movie with a positive tone. It’s a feel good movie. What’s the best part of the movie are the amazing songs and music. Apparently, the cast all sang their songs themselves, with surprisingly impressive results. It’s simple, with catchy pop music and jokes that are likely to make kids laugh.

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It’s not a perfect movie. There are few things that I didn’t like about the movie. First of all, I didn’t like Rosita’s home life. She does so much for her family, her 25 piglets, and her burnt-out husband (Nick Offerman) barely notices her. He doesn’t even notices when she sets up a Rube-Goldberg contraption to keep her household working when she can’t secure a babysitter to participate in the contest. Similarly, poor Johnny wants his father’s approval. However, at the end Rosita get her husband’s attention with the most passionate kiss, and Johnny’s father breaks out of jail just to let him how proud he is of his son.

Overall, Sing is not quite at the same quality as most of the animated movies we’ve seen this year. However, it is a nice feel-good movie that kids can enjoy. It’s well-animated. It has a wonderful vocal cast, and music is what makes this movie worth the price of admission. It’s a enjoyable to watch and heart-warming and can your mind in a positive prospective.

 

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Goodbye 2016

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Hi There! Happy New Years Eve. Can’t believe that today is the last day of 2016. As looking forward to welcoming 2017 I am grateful for a good year though I do admit some of the events did not go as we may have planned. However, we cannot dwell on the past as it will hinder us from moving forward. Below are of the moment I am very proud of.

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Dubai Trip: I ushered in 2016 in Dubai. Yes, my friend I ushered in the New Years from Dubai. However, since I was taking a break from blogging at the time I did not share my amazing experience with you. However, don’t be upset. I will provide detail about my trip tomorrow on New Year’s day. I really had a great time.

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Completing Ten Years at My Work: I know it may not be much, but last year marked 10 years since I started working at the Children’s National Health System. I literally started my career working at Children’s when I just started graduate school and I cannot believe it has been 10 years. During the 10 years I have had the privilege of working with the most amazing people and met the most amazing families. My worked at Children’s helped me fight for childhood HIV/AIDS, congenital heart disease, newborn critical congenital heart disease screening, and mindful based meditation.

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Voting Past November: Although, the outcome of this election has the most heartbreaking and depressing for me, but I could vote for the first time the first female major party nominee who won the popular vote by more than 2.6 million. This is the very first election cycle where I was actively involved in the pollical process and volunteered on behalf of my candidate. Again, though the outcome may not be what I wanted but I know I have done my very best and gave it my all for my candidate and for the love and tolerance I wanted my country to be in. Most of all, what all the protests post election have shown is that people are still here to fight together against any injustice.

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Your Support: The one of the biggest thing I am happy about is the support that I have received for you, my wonderful readers after my almost a yearlong break that I had to take from blogging due to health and personal reason. When I returned to blogging past Halloween post, I receive respond. Thank you so much for your constant support and feedback. Reading your comments and sharing my thoughts with you and always lifted me up. Thank you! I will continue to bring my honest and true feedback and I always look forward to your comments and feedback. Please check out and like my Facebook, Instagram, and Bloglovin pages. I will try to like. If for some reason, I miss please message me.

Finally, beautiful and sweet friends, let’s take a moment of silence to remember all those who left us this year and take pride in reflecting back on all the amazing things that we have accomplished the year that has been 2016. Today I will finish with the following excerpts from author Neil Gaiman:

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.

You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes.Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

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My Favorite Beauty Products of 2016


20161229_17040820161229_170331Hi There! Hope you are having a wonderful day. It’s hard to believe we are almost at the end of 2016. With only a day till New Year, I thought I would take the time and share with you – my beloved and wonderful readers – my favorite beauty products from 2016. They are by no means the best-selling or the most popular beauty products but I have come to appreciate them and enjoy them over the past year.

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit – That Glow ($40)

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Description: This is one of the most popular collections from Anastasia Beverly Hills. This glow kit contains four metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity. The kit is currently sold out everywhere. You can add your name to the waitlist and get notified once the kit is available.  Layer shades of Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, or wear them separately, on the face and body for a radiant glow.

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Verdict:  This is hands down one of my favorite beauty products from 2016. This is such an amazing product. They are such high quality, it’s incredible. It’s so smooth and buttery can be worn so it looks natural or so you can be seen from the moon. I have That Glow color and it has a great mix of colors. The colors are super pigmented and are really easy to blend. The colors are long-lasting as well. I have medium skin tone and I can wear all of the colors except bronzed as a highlight but they all look good as eyeshadows as well.  If you can get your hands on this product I would highly recommend it for everyone.

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2. Oval Brush Set ($15.99) at Amazon

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Description: Oval Brushes have become quite popular this year, and if you are like me you will try out anything new in the beauty world just to discover the hype for yourself. I have been using this Yoseng 10 Pcs New fashionable Super Soft Oval Toothbrush Makeup Brush Set the past 6 months and I absolutely love it. These brushes come in various color design, and are made with high quality synthetic hair providing superb ability to hold powder, liquid and creams.

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Verdict: To be honest, when it comes to face make-up I know no longer use my old love, kabuki brushes. I have these oval brushes they blend the make-up so much better.  However, when it comes to eye-makeup, I am still more comfortable with the old make-up brushes. It perhaps have to do with my lack of hand flexibility to maneuver the brushes to do eye make-up post my hand surgery but I just love using my old eye makeup brushes more.  If you are willing to try new brushes click on the link above and try out these oval brushes.  I would highly recommend the oval brushes to everyone. I love beauty I am always looking for a quick way of doing things. Hence I am I find these brushes more time saving then the beauty blenders. Perhaps it’s the artist in my talking but it’s the brushes are designed to give your better control.

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3. BH Costimetics’ Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette($14)

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Description: This palette includes a range of out of this world colors that work for everyone. From everyday neutrals to vibrant hues, your look will undoubtedly be Galaxy Chic!

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Verdict: If you have not tried this eyeshadow palette yet you should order as soon as possible. Trust me my beautiful friends, for $14 you will not go wrong with this investment. The colors are so beautiful and blendable. I have absolutely fallen in love with this palette. Even our friends at Allure cannot stop raving about this popular product from 2016. It’s basically every shimmer you need.

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4. Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette($49)moondust

Description: This eyeshadow palette takes glittery eye looks to a whole new level. Laced with micro-fine bits of iridescent sparkle and lush 3-D metallics, these shadows create a gorgeous, diamond-like effect.

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Verdict: I know I am just an eye shadow fanatic but this is another of my favorite beauty product from 2016. I love everything about this palette: from the gunmetal case to the beautiful and sparkly shadows. I know that my mom have tried to steal this palette from me whenever she has gotten the chance.

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Description:This is a liquid-powder highlighter that gives a luminous, well-defined finish. I got the one in Beaming Blush. It is designed to sculpt and highlight your face.

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Verdict: To be honest, I like it better than Anastasia Beverly Hills illuminators. That being said, this powder does not replace the glow it, which is a versatile product. I have not stopped using it so far.  It blends flawlessly over the skin to add radiance and shimmer. It looks beautiful when the light catches it. I am so glad that I walked in the Mac store at Union Station on November 23rd and was recommended this powder.

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Description:This is an oil-controlling tinted primer, color corrector and sun protectant. This is a multitasking formula that evens skin tone, increases luminosity and inhibits oily shine while protecting from harmful UVA/UVB rays. This moisturizing primer also keeps skin fresh and hydrated throughout the day.

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Verdict: I got the color Recharge because of my horrible dark circles and it does wonders covering it. I use concealers along and the color corrector from Tarte, which is so dark. However, this one can just use it by itself when I am lazy I just use to instantly lighten my dark circle and just and my hyper-pigmentation and just leave home with a light foundation power. I loved this so much I just ordered this online again. I am completely dependent this primer because I can dab this on to cover my dark circle even when I am too lazy to wear make-up.

primer27. Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills ($42)

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Description: This palatte puts a present-day take on Renaissance colors, this eye palette features 14 shades that let you create stylish, day to night looks.

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Verdict: I absolutely love the palette because of the versatility of the color and look your can get from the palette. The shadows are very pigmented and a little goes a long way! They are also very buttery and incredibly easy to blend. My only problem is sometimes it’s too easy to over-blend. I usually blend my shadows a lot, but for these, I need to blend very lightly or else they blend out too much. If you think about it, it is less expensive than a lot of other comparable palettes which is nice.

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8. Loreal EverPure Volume Shampoo and Conditioner 

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Description: Thanks to Influenster VoxBox, I found my new haircare best friend. As I have shared with you earlier I have very thin, color-treated and hard to adjust hair.However, when I receive the Loreal Ever Pure VoxBox it was easier for me to try because of crueltry-free, vegan poduct. Additionally, color-treated hair requires special care. This formula is especially gentle on color. There are no harsh sulfates, salts, or surfactants that can strip, dull and damage hair. One can experience a purely sensational luxurious lather and a fresh aromatic fragrance that bloom. EverPure is 100% sulfate-free, Paraben-free, and vegan with no animal derived ingredients or by-products.

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Verdict: My hair absolutely loves this product and since I have started using EverPure I have been using less, and less hairs. Yes! My beautiful and wonderful readers, you have heard me right. In fact, by my calculation, my hair loss has reduced by greater than 50%. I cannot ask for anything more. The smell is nice and I loved the lather it formed. At end my hair felt light and alive at the same time. The beautiful readers, thanks to influenster, my hair just found a new best friend. The best part is the product is vegan and cruelty free. Overall, I absolutely love EverPure Volume shampoo and conditioner. My hair now can breathe freely.

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9. Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick in Pin Up ($19)

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Description: Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick combines highly-pigmented, gorgeous matte, long-wearing lip color with hyaluronic acid for its intense lip-conditioning benefits so that lips appear fuller, while feeling more supple and smooth.

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Verdict: I actually got two of these: one through the Ciaté London Chloe Morello Beauty Haul Makeup Set from Sephora and the second through the Ipsy December Glam bag. I am so that I was introduced to this lip color and it is beautiful.   I love the color of the lip creme. It would look good on anyone.  It goes on so smoothly and is really well-pigmented. This lipstick is long wearing, nondrying and there is no fading in the inner lip area. I have another of this from the Ciate London Chloe Morello Beauty Haul Makeup Set. I am glad that now I have two of this beautiful love liquid lipstick and I will use it.You can get the lipstick for $19.

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Description: This is a dry, makeup-removing sponge that allows you to switch colors without having to switch brushes.The special material allows you to remove pigment from your brushes without brush cleaner formula. Simply swipe the brush over the sponge until pigment is removed and move on to the next color. The sponge is completely reusable and can be cleaned by washing it with warm water and soap or it can be sprayed with disinfecting brush cleaner for a quick cleanse.

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Verdict: My beautiful readers, as I have mentioned earlier, I love beauty and makeup but at the same time I love efficiency. This brush cleaner brings efficiency to the palm hands. You can switch between different color powder eyeshadow swatches without a touch of water. If that is not efficiency than what is? My eye makeup time has been significantly reduced in the morning time thanks to this cleaner. The fact that I can quickly clean by brush without water just between color switches is amazing and a huge time saver. Did I mention that I absolutely love this? It is hands down one of the most useful products to have in your collection!

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It was my absolute pleasure sharing my favorite beauty products from 2016. What are your favorite beauty products from 2016? What products would you not like to see in 2017? Please share your beautiful thoughts with me in the comment section. My lovely readers, thank you for spending your 2016 with me and supporting me throughout the year. I look forward to sharing an amazing fun filled year of 2017 with you. Hope you enjoy this post as much as I loved writing about it.

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Brazilian Kiss Lip Butter: Worth the Price?


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Hi There! Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday morning. Here in the Washington D.C. metro area we are in the the upper 30s with heavy rain but cannot complaint. It is hard to believe that the year is almost over. I am so much to be thankful for this year. I am very thankful for my wonderful family and friends and for having such wonderful readers like you and your support. Today, I am reviewing this new lip balm came across at Sephora.

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Description: I heard about the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter online and hence ordered from Sephora for $18. According to the website, the lip butter nourishes lips for a soft, supple feel, and is powered by a blend of extraordinarily nourishing cupuaçu butter, antioxidant powerhouse açaí, and super-conditioning coconut oil, it leaves lips traced with a Brazilian caramel scent. This product is formulated without PEG’s, synthetic colors, animal by-products, and propylene glycol. It leaves your lip soft with a dewy sheen that intensifies your natural lip color.

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Ingredients: Cupuaçu Butter to lock in moisture with fatty-acids, phytosterols, and polyphenols; Acai – the antioxidant powerhouse packed into one super fruit helps keep skin looking and feeling young, Coconut Oil that melts easily into skin to soften, condition, and moisturize; Organic Helianthus Annuus Seed (Sunflower) Oil, Beeswax, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Olea Europea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu), Euterpe Oleracae (Açai) Extract Organic, Cannabis Sativa Seed (Hemp) Oil, Butter, Flavor, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Tocopherol, Aloe Vera.

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Verdict: It came is yellow, color box. As per description, when I opened the lid I was expecting a caramel scent but I don’t know if it is just me, all I smelled is just buttery smell. It left my lips soft and supple. However, is it worth the $18? For me, the answer is no. Eos lip balm (read my review here) is still number one and it only cost $3.99. My beautiful readers, if you ask me, I’ll tell you not to spend $18 on this product. Eos is still better this Brazilian Kiss. I even like. My family and I also love Rosebud Perfume Co. Minted Rose Lip Balm (read me review here), except for it’s extremely hard to open lid.

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My beautiful readers, the good things about the Brazilian lip balm are that it is soft, moisturizing, glides easily, long lasting, and makes your lips feel supple. However, the biggest con for the balm is the cost. For $18, I will not get a balm that smells like butter and does not provide me anything new. I got one just for my dad so that I can ask him which one he would prefer, and he ranked the Brazilian lip balm after Eos, and Rosebud Perfume Co. In conclusion, I would not recommend this lip butter if you are looking for something new and better. However, if you don’t care about the price and are okay with another good addition to your lip balm collection than go for it.

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The Most Viral Beauty Products of 2016 | Allure


Put nicely: The items that made you lose your chill.

Hi There! Hope you are doing well. With only three days till New Years, I thought I share this beautiful article I came across at Allure and add my take on it.

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Rainbow Highlighter: I was particularly excited to hear about the Wet n Wild Color Icon Rainbow Highlighter, which costs only $5.99. Get a truly unique unicorn glow with this ultra-saturated, high-impact shimmering pearl powder that blends easily for a beautiful rainbow highlight.

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Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lauroyl Lysine, Isostearyl Alcohol, Dodecene, Xanthan Gum, o-Cymen-5-ol, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Mica, Chromium Hydroxide Green/CI 77289, Carmine/CI 75470, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, Yellow 5/CI 19140, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510, Blue 1 Lake/CI 42090, Chromium Oxide Greens/CI 77288].

Verdict: This is a delight to have at an affordable price. It’s really wearable so that is great. It’s very beautiful on your cheek bones and under eyes. Don’t forget to use a fan brush with this highlighter!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette By Mario is another product from the Allure list that made me excited. It’s available at Sephora for $45. This palette features twelve neutral and jewel-toned shades in a range of matte to metallic finishes. The new rich, highly pigmented formula ensures bold color, while the included double-ended shadow brush provides easy application. The convenient mirrored compact slides easily into a bag for on-the-go application.

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Ingredients: Mica, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zinc Myristate, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

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Verdict: This is my third palette from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Collection and I am glad that I got it. The colors complement each other. And they are easily blended and combined to make different looks with just this palette.

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BH Costimetics’ Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette ($14): The stars will truly align when you use this baked eyeshadow palette with 18 versatile shades. This palette includes a range of out of this world colors that work for everyone. From everyday neutrals to vibrant hues, your look will undoubtedly be Galaxy Chic! This one of my favorite eyeshow palette and I can see why it is a viral beauty product of 2016.

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Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI77510), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035)] <4407>.

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Verdict: It’s a nice palette. Not only is this palette beautiful to look at, it swatches like butter and looks amazing on the eyes! It’s basically every shimmer you need. The packaging is too cute to resist for a such a great price!

There are few other products that I wanted to try but are currently sold out hence could not give my true opinion. As I try some those products I will share my review with you.

My lovely and wonderful readers! What are favorite products from this list? Stay tuned for review of my top 2016 beauty products that I have tried. To see the list of entire list from Allure click on the link below. Hope you enjoy the post as much as I have love writing it.

Source: The Most Viral Beauty Products of 2016 | Allure

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Sephora Collection Color Switch by Vera Mona Brush Cleaner


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Hi There! Good morning! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. I have some great news. My heater is finally fixed. Again, enough about me, I want to know about you. What did Santa left for you under the tree this year? Hope you got wanted. It was a great day for me because I got to be with my love ones.

My lovely readers, today I will talk to you about this because stalking staffer that I received that year that I would recommend to everyone. It’s the Sephora Collection Color Switch By Vera Mona Brush Cleaner, which is available at Sephora for $18.

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Description: This is a dry, makeup-removing sponge that allows you to switch colors without having to switch brushes. This cleaner is inspired by a common makeup artist dilemma of how remove powder product from brushes without the drying time of a liquid brush cleaner, this sponge offers a dry alternative. The special material allows you to remove pigment from your brushes without brush cleaner formula. Simply swipe the brush over the sponge until pigment is removed and move on to the next color. The sponge is completely reusable and can be cleaned by washing it with warm water and soap or it can be sprayed with disinfecting brush cleaner for a quick cleanse.

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How to Use: In order to use this cleaner simply glide any eye shadow brush in a circular motion against the Color Switch sponge to remove one color and then switch to the next color. In order to reuse or disinfect the Color Switch sponge, add a small drop of soap, run it under warm water, squeeze out all pigment, and lay flat to dry. Finally, for a quick clean, spray the Color Switch Sponge with disinfecting brush cleaning spray and lay flat to dry.

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Verdict: I absolutely love this product. The fact that I can quickly clean by brush without water just between color switches is amazing and a huge time saver. Did I mention that I absolutely love this? It is hands down one of the most useful products to have in your collection! I also think this would be a great addition for someone who is low on brushes or just getting started with makeup. I have lots of brushes but with this product, I can use the same brushes over and over. I would highly recommend this product to everyone

Above you will find a video from Sephora on the Color Switch brush cleaner. Hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. What was your favorite stocking stuffer you got this holiday?

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First Aid Beauty Review


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Hi There! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your loved ones.  I hope you had the chance to enjoy being in the moment and creating lasting memories. What did you have in your stockings and under the Christmas tree? I had so much fun that I forgot that our heat pump is broken and the temperature is just in the 50s inside the house. Enough about me, today I want to talk about two products that I had the chance to use the past few months.

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First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads ($30): This is a daily treatment pad that contains just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids to safely and effectively exfoliate, tone, and brighten. The pads contain just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids to make them safe and effective for daily use, even for people with sensitive skin. Cucumber and Indian gooseberry tone the face, while lemon peel and licorice root leave the skin looking bright and glowing. Regular use of these pads will smooth the skin’s texture, providing a perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.

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Benefits: Glycolic acid is part of the group of active compounds known as AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids). Derived from cane sugar: It has the smallest molecules in the group so is able to penetrate skin deeply and easily, making it the most effective for treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, dullness, oiliness etc. Lactic acid on the other hand is one of the most popular AHAs in skin care today, marketed as a powerful ingredient that helps reduce acne breakouts and the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.

How to Use: In order to use this pad, just wipe pad across face, neck, and chest, once or twice daily after cleansing.

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Ingredients: Lactic Acid to exfoliate and condition the skin; Glycolic Acid to exfoliate and balance pH;  Indian Gooseberry: to tone the skin.  It also coantain FAB Antioxidant Booster that is comprised of licorice root, feverfew, and white tea to combat free radicals. Other ingredients include; Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20.

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Verdict: I absolutely love this product. As I have mentioned above, both lactic acid and glycolic acid are great for exfoliating skins, improving dark spot, and even treat fine lines and age spots. I still have blister scars from my trip to freezing cold, and windy city of Chicago in 2014 and this is a great addition to treat that. Stay tuned for my dark spot skin care regimen. I have combination dry sensitive skin and this doesn’t aggregate it at all. I got this as a gift and I this, in addition to other skincare regimen, did help with my scars. This is no magical product and I don’t know if it works by itself but is a great combination with other skincare product.

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Detox Eye Roller ($26): This is a metal roller ball that gently distributes lymphatic build-up from underneath the eyes, alleviating under eye puffiness and dark circles. The Detox Eye Roller gently distributes lymphatic build-up from underneath the eyes, which revitalizes, smoothes, and brightens the eye area. It contains caffeine, a potent vasoconstrictor that constricts the fine blood vessels that cause dark under eye circles and within minutes of application, the appearance of the under eye area is improved with more dramatic results over time. Sodium Hyaluronate and advanced peptides recapture lost volume and increase collagen production to reduce fine lines. Witch hazel protects and soothes the very delicate skin under the eye and the FAB Antioxidant Booster combats free radicals.

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How to Use: In order to use this roller just turn it over and shake well. Then gently roll the tip from inner to outer corners of the undereye area 2 or 3 times. Apply twice daily or as needed.

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Ingredients and Benefits: The roller contains caffeine, a potent vasoconstrictor, to constrict the fine blood vessels that cause dark undereye circles. It also contains advanced Peptides that recapture lost volume and increase collagen production to reduce fine lines. Witch Hazel in it protects and soothes the very delicate skin under the eye. Finally, Sodium Hyaluronate, one of the natural moisturizing factors found in the skin, is in the roller to keep skin from losing water and to maintain skin’s young, smooth, non-flaky appearance. Other ingredients include Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel ) Water, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium Polyacrate, Ethoxydiglycol, Polysorbate 20, Caffeine, Menthyl Lactate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Aminomethyl Propanol, Carbomer, Benzoic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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Verdict: Even though this roller has all the amazing ingredients, it did not help me with my horrible dark circles. I have been using this for about 3 weeks now and have not seen a difference yet. Perhaps it is just not me. I saw one reviewer say that perhaps it’s for severe dark circles or puffiness, and I have severe dark circle. I have actually seen better results with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream, which can be found at Sephora for $48. I have not found my magic under eye cream yet. I have seen some difference with the IT eye cream, but the FAB detox roller had not made any difference for my dark circle. Perhaps if you have lighter dark circles, this product is for you.

My wonderful readers, it was my absolute delight sharing my thoughts about these two products from First Aid Beauty. Do you have a magical or a great undereye cream that you would recommend for dark circles? What about dark, age spots,and fine lines? I would love to hear about your favorite products.

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Happy Holidays 2016


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Hi There! Hope you are doing well. It’s finally here. It’s Christmas day. You walk down the stairs and find presents under the Christmas tree left by Santa. We grew up in an apartment in Washington DC, so would walk over to the living room and find gifts under our small plastic Christmas tree. A lot of the time it was just being with family and spending those precious moment with the loved ones. Tis the day to be with your love ones. Hence, I will not take time away from your precious moments this holiday.

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Whatever your Christmas tradition is, just don’t carried away with all the gifts. Just remember the biggest gift is just being with your loved ones and enjoy being in the moment. As Thích Nhất Hạnh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist, said”Life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now.”

My wonderful readers, I want to end today with a beautiful Christmas note from our beloved minions so for you to enjoy. May you have a blessed and warm holiday wherever and whichever way you are celebrating it. Happy Holidays everyone!

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With Love

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Style of the Day with Split Hem Dress


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Hi there! Happy Saturday, Christmas eve, first day of Hanukkah to all my lovely and wonderful readers out there. I had a wonderful day so far. l took my own advise and spent the day living by the moment. I had my favorite Starbucks Peppermint Mocha with cheese danish, followed by doing some last minute shopping, a nice manicure with my sister, family lunch at Red Lobsters. There, l tried experiencing mindful eating with my Bahama Mama. Boy, it never tested so good.

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I returned home just to find out that my heating system froze on me and due to the holidays, I may not have a working heater until next Tuesday. Nonetheless, I am leaving in the moment and it’s kind of wonderful. l have my family surrounding me. l am following our Christmas tradition. We binge watch Christmas movies on Christmas movies. Now, I am sharing my thoughts with the most wonderful people. So, cold you cannot defeat me today I am warmed up by enjoying the moment.

My lovely readers, today I thought that I will share my outfit of the day. It was a dreary, cold and rainy day, and I spent it my way, in style.

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Coeur de Vague Black V-Neck Split Hem Dress ($29): This is a crossover slit falls from the left hip to the right hem, providing freedom of movement and double the style for it can be worn zipped up as a dress or unzipped as a shirt. I actually like wearing it unzipped for that edgy look. You know there is a saying about black dress, it makes you look thin.

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Worthington Long-Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater at JC Penney (on sale for $19.99): The formerly frumpy piece is now totally chic (and warm). Due to the cold weather outside l wore the dress with a body hugging, black turtleneck sweater underneath. l love how adding the turtleneck turned this outfit edgy and chic.

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Eva Longoria Faux Leather Pants (on sale for $49 at the Limited): I actually love this pant. l got them during the Black Friday sale. l love how breathable and stretchable it is. Most of all, it looks amazing. I am so glad that I did because this beautiful pant is currently sold out. You can get a more affordable version at Forever 21 for only $24.50. I actually like the NYDJ version available at Bloomingdales on sale for $110.68. Get your favorite Version and give your on outfit an extra edge.

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Complete the look with a pair of your favorite boots. l wore a pair of stylish outfit that I got from Zulily a while ago. l love these rainboots because how stylish they look, but you can wear your favorite, stylish pair.

My favorite, wonderful readers it was my absolute pleasure sharing my experience with you. l love wearing something comfortable but chic at the sometime. l am wearing my cozy sweater sitting under the comforter and enjoying the moment.

I hope you enjoy this post as much as I loved writing it. May you have a wonderful and warm Christmas and Hanukkah with your loved ones. Remember, enjoy the moments and your experience will be even more magical.

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L’Oréal EverPure Volume VoxBox


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Hi there! Hope you are having a wonderful start of the weekend. I have just receive the complimentary L’Oréal EverPure Volume VoxBox from Influenster and I had to share my review with you.

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Description: Inside the voxbox are Loreal Everpure sulfate/free volume shampoo and conditioner. The EverPure Volume Shampoo is made with lotus that gently cleanses and revives fine, flat hair, while infusing luminous shine and boosting body with the weigh-down. Additionally, color-treated hair requires special care. This formula is especially gentle on color. There are no harsh sulfates, salts, or surfactants that can strip, dull and damage hair. One can experience a purely sensational luxurious lather and a fresh aromatic fragrance that bloom. EverPure is 100% sulfate-free, Paraben-free, and vegan with no animal derived ingredients or by-products.

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How to Use: Appy to wet hair and massage gently into a thick lather. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with EverPure Volume conditioner.

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Verdict: My hair is very judgmental. It does not like any product. I have very fine, color-treated hair and I have to be very careful about what product I use on my hair. Only few products suits my hair and I only stick to those products only. However, after I used the EverPure shampoo and conditioner, I am surprised how much my hair soaked up the product and loved it. I lost so little hair. The smell is nice and I loved the lather it formed. At end my hair felt light and alive at the same time. The beautiful readers, thanks to influenster, my hair just found a new best friend. The best part is the product is vegan and cruelty free. One thing that I hated just a bit is that the conditioner tube was little broken (see the picture above). However, I just duck-taped it and using it because my hair is very happy. Overall, I absolutely love EverPure Volume shampoo and conditioner. My hair now can breathe freely.

What is your favorite hair care product? Hope you enjoy this post as much as I loved writing it.

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