Sephora Favorites Beauty After Last Call


Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday. Today I want to write about the Sephora Favorites Beauty After Last Call collection. This collection is worth $104 for the price of just $36.  The collection includes a face mask, vitamins, lip balm, corrector, highlighter, face primer, and lash primer.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Opal: This is a liquid highlighter that gives skin a dewy look. I love the shimmer it gives. I have always been a fan of Becca highlighters and the glow it creates.

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Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Tinted Primer in Mink Brown: This mink primer defines, and primes lashes for a natural, feathery look. I have never used a lash primer before and can definitely see the difference it creates.  It is water-resistant and conditions lashes with provitamin B5.

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Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil in Illuminate and Sharpener: This is a good sharpener to have in my collection. This is a good sharpener. The illuminate pencil  is ideal for all skintones. You can use it for highlighting cheekbones, the inner corners of the eyes, or brow bones—and any feature you want to spotlight your features. I love the two items together. The best thing that I love about this pencil is that it’s really creamy and it glides on smoothly.

Dr. Jart+ Dermask Intra Jet Firming Solution: This gel mask is activated by body heat to release the beneficial ingredients infused within.  This mask made my skin hydrated, happy, tightened and glowing.  Washed face with water, applied the mask (soaking wet with the product out of the bag), waited 40 minutes. While it was on my face, it felt perfectly heavy with product. The two part mask was very helpful for staying on my face. Overall, I loved the product.

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Hum Nutrition Raw Beauty Green Superfood Blend in Mint Chocolate Chip Infusion: This powder is supposed to be radiant skin and healthy metabolism. I added it to milk. The powder doesn’t mix well, but that doesn’t bother me. However, I couldn’t taste the chocolate chip. I just tasted like green tea to me. Since I only had it once, I didn’t feel any difference. I am not sure if I am going to order this product again.

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SMASHBOX Photo Finish Primer Water: This is a two-in-one primer and setting spray that hydrates, preps, and refreshes skin. I use to refresh my skin. I won’t say to run and buy it but if you want to try something new, why not. If you have dry skin you may love it.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea quench lip rescue in Nude:  This is a tinted lip balm that is infused with an antioxidant and vitamin-rich lip quencher. It is powered by a blend of essential extracts and oils, and a protective antioxidant barrier against daily aggressors. It keeps my lips hydrated for a good 4 hours before I have to re-apply the balm.

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Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip


Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday so far. Today, I wanted to share with you, my thoughts on the Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip collection. This collection is available at Sephora for $28.

Description: The collection contains six nude lip collections to create the perfect nude lip look. The set includes two full-size and four deluxe-size nude lip essentials: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb, Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian, Estée Edit The Barest Contour lip Liner in 05 In The Buff, Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in 246 Slow Burn, Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte, and Too Faced’s Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb: This product goes on smooth with a creamy finish. It has sufficient staying power and really helps keep my lips hydrated. It’s really nude color. It’s a very smooth and buttery lipstick.

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian: This is a sheer lipgloss.  I do find it a tad sticky like a typical lipgloss and it doesn’t really hydrate but it’s certainly not drying. The color is completely nude and disappears on my lip. Of all the six in the collection, this has to be my lip favorite.

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Estée Edit The Barest Contour lip Liner in 05 In The Buff: This is soft and creamy lip liner that I really like. It glides on smoothly and gives the perfect color for a barely there look.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in 246 Slow Burn: I love the Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme formula. It’s very hydrating and smooth yet matte at the same time. The color also lasts a long time. Marc  Jacobs is one of my favorite lipstick brands.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte: This formula is not super drying and lasts all day.  My lips always feel moisturized. I have very happy with the color as well.

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Too Faced’s Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B: Finally, this matte lipstick glides on very evenly, very smooth, and dried with a great finish. It stays on all day.  It does not come off with eating and drinking and it is still on by the end of the day.

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Migraine and the ED Alternative


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Hi There my lovelies! Happy Friday everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful Friday. I actually had one of the most painful ones. However, through my experience, I learned about a much less expensive alternative to Emergency Department (ED) for you for one of those painful days.

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My wonderful readers, I suffer from severe migraine. I am on several prescription  medications and get Botox injection every three months. My migraine symptoms have been under control on most part. However, due to recent onset of severe stressorso, my migraine symptoms have been out of control.

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My migraine causes severe pain sensation accompanied by nausea and extreme sensitive to light and sound. I also have warning signs or auras before or with the headache. Such signs include, blurry vision, tingling of the face and arm.

Due to my severe recent migraine symptoms, I called my Neurology clinic to see if I should go to the ED. As a public health person with over decade of experience in health care industry, I understand how much burden the ED is in. Additionally, I want to do my part to keep the health care costs down. During my call to Neurology office I was told they’ve a Rescue Room, where they offer migraine rescue treatment but with ano one-to-one approach.

I was all to happy to accept the Rescue Room treatment. I went in this morning. One thing I lovedid right away is the elimination of waiting time. Unlike the ED, I was called right away by the friendly Nurse Practitioner, who tool vitals and placedo the IV.

My beautiful readers, I stayed there the entire day with constant one-to-one check in from my provider. I received the care I would have never received at the ED. If you suffer from severe migraine, ask your Neurologist if they offer similar Rescue Room treatment. This will not only provide you the one-to-one care you need, but also keep the health care cost down.

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Healthy Chickpeas Salad


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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday. Today, I want to share with you a wonderful, healthy, and fulfilling salad recipe that is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Most of all, it will keep you full for a long time. I often I have it for dinner and I am full all night. Best of all, you can add your favorite ingredients to it. I just like to keep it simple. This recipe serves up to 6 people.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 32-oz canned Garbanzo chick peas.
  2. 1 32-oz canned red kidney beans
  3. 1 regular cucumber chopped
  4. ¾ onion finely chopped
  5. 1 bunch scallion
  6. ½ bunch cilantro
  7. ½ lemon juice
  8. Salt and pepper for seasoning

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together, and add salt and pepper to season
  2. You can add different color chopped bell pepper to add color to the plate

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The Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette


Hi there my lovelies! Happy hump day everyone. I thought I would add a little pizzazz to your day with my review of the Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay palette. After, reviewing the pastel goth palette I was happy to get back to my comfort zone with this beautiful palette from Tarte.

Description: This palette comes in 20 ultra-pigmented shades that are infused with Amazonian clay. It comes in 16 beautiful matte shades and 4  brand-new iridescent luster shades with a micro-shimmer, duo chrome finish.

Verdict: I saw this palette first at Sephora store and really loved the colors.  I really love the shades. When you take it out of the box it’s little flaky but it really stays put once on. Most of all, it’s blendable. The matte shadows in this palette are beyond amazing, super pigmented and buttery. The palette is very versatile and I would highly recommend this palette to everyone. This palette is definitely worth the $53. What is your favorite eyeshadow palette?

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First Look at the Look Fantastic Subscription Box


Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Today, I wanted to take the time and go over the first ever experience with the Look Fantastic Beauty Box. It is an online British beauty boutique. This European company offers 1, 3, 6 or 12-month subscription and all boxes will continue to dispatch up until this point and then the subscription will not renew.

I have tried this subscription box for the first time. I signed up for a 3-month subscription for $54. For the first box, I received six beauty products: Philip Kinsley Elasticizer Pre-Shampoo Treatment, Balance Me Dailly Essentials Pure Skin Face Wash, CoQ10 + Caviar Face Mask Sheet, Mellow Ultra Matte in Madness, and Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel.

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Philip Kinsley Elasticizer Pre-Shampoo Treatment: I have fine, thin hair. I used in wet hair and then covered my scalp with a shower cap. I washed my hair after 20 minutes. My hair felt soft and manageable. I am not a big fan of spending too much time on hair treatment at home, however, I was impressed with the result. However, knowing me, I am not sure if I am going to spend money on this product when I same result with other product. I will share my review in a later post.

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Balance Me Dailly Essentials Pure Skin Face Wash: This is a daily cleanser that eliminates daily grime and makeup. It has a nice scent. I literally just washed my face with this face wash after a long day and my face feels fresh and clean. My face feels little cleaner and lighter than the Philosophy Purity wash. However, I will not spend $20 for a 125 mL face wash. I want to thank Look Fantastic for introducing me to a natural product.

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CoQ10 + Caviar Face Mask Sheet: This is a deep hydrating sheet mask that retails for $6.50. It combines Caviar with CoQ10 and Witch Hazel, the serum mask expertly enhances skin elasticity while hydrating, protecting and reducing redness. It’s a straight up dermatologist tested mask that is not only good for tightening skin, it also repairs and rejuvenates damaged skin cells. What I liked about this serum drenched sheet mask is that it made my skin feel soft and hydrated.

Mellow Ultra Matte Lipstick in Madness: This is more like a creamy matte lipstick that is highly pigmented, richly formulated and long-wearing. It glides on smoothly, leaving a velvety-smooth, moisturizing finish. The color is nice as well. I have been wearing this for the past three hours and the pigment is still strong and lip still feels moisturized.

Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel: This my friends was a pure disappointment. In Incredible Hulk’s words, I received a puny little sample size that didn’t hydrate my skin much. I actually didn’t see any difference in my skin. For the price of $45 for 30ml, this gel is definitely not the price.

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Bubble T Bath & Body – Bath Fizzer in Hibiscus & Acai berry Tea: This bath bomb  is infused with a combination of unique tea and fruit fragrances to leave you feeling restored. I am not a big bath person. However, after a long stressful week, I didn’t realize how much I need this bath bomb to freshen me.

My beautiful and wonderful readers, this was my very first experience with Look Fantastic. Since they are located in the UK, communication is not great. However, once do you get hold of them their customer service is wonderful. They really try to work hard to get any issues resolved. However, I am not sure if I can go through a long line of communication where I have to wait for few days to get any questions answered.

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The March


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People gather for the Women’s March in Washington U.S., January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Today was a critical day in our history. Today’s millions of people marched on the streets of Washington D.C, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and even in London, and Italy to stand up for equal rights. With great sadness, due to a family emergency, I could not attend the march personally. However, my heart and soul believe in the movement. I fought it through my volunteer campaign work during the election and continuous support of the progressive movement. Additionally, I don’t hesitate to contact my representative at congress every week to remind them that they were elected to be our progressive voice and not to forget that.

My beautiful readers, today my friends and loved ones marched for what is right. Each of this wonderful people comes from different walks of life. Women, men, gay, straight, rich, poor, old, young, everyone gathered together to stand up for equal pay, equal rights, and equal opportunities. When I saw the images, I could not stop but cry. To be honest, after the election for while I lost hope. However, when we have so many people coming together in solidarity we cannot go wrong. I hope everyone had the honor and privilege of taking in the day moment by moment and captured it in their hearts and souls.

When I saw the eyes of the people walking together with one voice of solidarity I saw hope, a hope for the future. I know we will be all right. I took it all in. It was a beautiful day, beautiful time. I feel honored and privileged to share and time with so many wonderful people. I want to especially thank the wonderful group of people who organized these events. You guys rock! What this election have taught us is that we have a long way to go. As I have said before, do not give up. Keep fighting! At the end, that’s all matter. At the end, we will persevere.

My beautiful and wonderful readers! I am hopeful more than ever and as long we stand in solidarity and have images like this the world will be good for us and our children. However, just remember Robert Frost’s words, “And Miles to go before I sleep”.

I would love to hear your thoughts about what you went through today, and if you were privileged and honored to participate. Hope you enjoy this post and as much as I love writing it. Don’t forget to check out my Facebook Page and follow me on Instagram @allaboutme3181. Are you on Bloglovin? Let’s add each other. Please follow me and comment below with your information so that I can follow you back.

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Style of the Day with Sequin Bow-Back Tunic in Honor of Women’s March


Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having wonderful Saturday. I feel so blessed today to be part of a wonderful nation and world where millions of people gather together to right for their beliefs. The Women’s March is bigger than any one of us. It’s about all of us and standing tall for our beliefs. My beautiful readers, please continue to do what is right. It is my privilege and an honor to share and time with so many wonderful people. Do not stop now. Remember, as Robert Frost said, “Miles to go before I sleep”.

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With that spirit in mind, I want to share with your my style of the day in honor of the Women’s March.

The Tunic: In order or honor feminity and celebrate all women and I wore this beautiful Simply Couture Sequin Bow-Back Tunic that I got from Zulily. I love the beautiful bubble gum pink color. I especially the bow design in the back.

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Necklace:  I paired my tunic with the Pink Austrian Crystal & Silver Ballerina Necklace that I also got from Zulily. It also adds to the feminine look of the outfit.

Jeans: I love everything about this outfit. I can pair it with my favorite skinny or boyfriend jeans. Today, I decided to wear it with my H&M boyfriend jeans to get a more relaxed look.

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The Boot: Finally, I loved completing my look with my favorite pair of IDA’s ankle boot in Leather Lizard color from Fergie Boots. I love the perforated design of this leather boot. You can pair yours with your favorite boot.

My wonderful and beautiful readers, what are you waiting for? Whatever you are fighting for, do it with style and spirit. Whatever you do, never give up. It doesn’t matter how we get there, but as long as we get to our destiny where our heart and soul it, that’s all matter. Keep fighting! At the end, that’s all matter.

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January Ipsy Glam Bag


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Hi there my lovelies! Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Friday so far. To be honest, I did not imagine today the way it turned out to be. However, we cannot dwell on the past. As I have said before, I believe in the saying, “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” So, my beautiful readers, make the most of today and fight for your beliefs because time waits for no one.

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Today, I want to review the January Ipsy Glam Bag. In came in a blue silver stunner that was inspired by skyscrapers! Inside the bag are 5 items: Pretty Women Nail Polish in I Am Not a Ballerina, NOTE Fragrances Pink Peony Eau de Parfum (5 mL), Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss in Blame Game, ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini, and Manna Kadar Cosmetics Fantasy 3-in-1 Eyeshadow.

Pretty Women Nail Polish in I Am Not a Ballerina: Who does not like a nice pink toned nail polish? I love the baby pink color. One thing that I love the most about this nail polish is that it is vegan and cruelty-free. The retail price for the polish is $7.99.

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NOTE Fragrances Pink Peony Eau de Parfum (5 mL): This larger than normal sample size has a light floral tone with a hint of citrus, jasmine, and amber musk. The smell is not overpowering. The 5 mL sample retails for $6.

Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss in Blame Game: This is lip gloss looks little darker than nude on my lips. I naturally have a darker lip color hence I have added it to my skin for review. I have been wearing it for couple hours now and so far my lips are still hydrated. I do have to admit that I have not eaten or drank anything during this time. This gloss retails for $22.

ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini: This is a light peach colored blush that creates a nice glow to brighten every complexion. I am always a big fan softer toned blushes and this is a nice one to own. The blush retails for $26.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Fantasy 3-in-1 Eyeshadow: Finally the 3-in-1 is a pearlized powder blush, highlighter, and eyeshadow that comes in a champagne pink shade. It glides on smoothly and evenly in order to provide the perfect amount of color for a healthy glow on your eyes, cheeks or desired areas for highlighting. This Fantasy 3-in-1 retails for $19. I actually love the soft glow it creates and can wait to use it.

My beautiful readers, the January Ipsy Glam bag come with 5 various beauty product with the total retail price of $80 in a beautiful glam bag. If you like what you see click on this link and you too can get 5 beauty products to enjoy each month for $10 a month.

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Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette


 

Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a wonderful Thursday. Have you seen the new Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette from Kat Von D? If not look no further. I got the chance to get hold of one from Sephora for $38 and today, I will share my review with you.

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Description: This is an all-new eyeshadow palette from Kat Von D with 8 pastel matte shades. The beautiful collection will allow you to create an endless rainbow of looks. It is paraben, sulfates, and phthalates.

Verdict: This is a beautiful pastel palette with buildable color. This is beautiful palette is great for the Spring.  The pigment is amazing. The shades are really blendable and can easily be “toned down” by mixing with the white color. The shades are nice but it’s just not for me. However, if you like the pastel colors this is a beautiful palette to own. Overall, Kat Von D did a wonderful job with the palette.

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