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Power of Petal – Sephora Favorites

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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had wonderful Saturday. I have been sick for the past two weeks from severe cold and sinus. However, I am back to share with you today one the items I got from Sephora. Unfortunately, it is no longer available at Sephora. It’s the Power of the Petal from Sephora Favorites

Description: This $38 set contains 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream – 0.24 oz/ 7 mL Estée Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack – 0.71 oz/ 21 mL Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy – Deep Moisture (Cucumber) – 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Fresh Rose Face Mask – 0.51 oz/ 15 mL Karuna Age-Defying+ Hand Mask – 0.7 oz/ 20 mL L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate – 0.09 oz/ 2.8 mL Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask – 1 oz/ 30 mL SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. The set is worth $114.

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream: This lightweight, but intensely nourishing cream delivers visible plumping and firming hydration while leaving a matte, pearlized finish.

Estée Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack: The water-gel formula provides a power-packed punch of glow and hydration while you sleep. Pink peony, gogi berry, blueberry, and cranberry soothe, smooth, and brighten skin while hyaluronic acid hydrates. This mask can be used daily as an overnight treatment or anytime as a hydrating and energizing mask. It really keeps my skin smooth and hydrated.

Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy – Deep Moisture (Cucumber): Cucumber extract delivers high levels of vitamin C, which assist in helping to maintain moisture levels, while the Echinacea GreenEnvy contains the highest known concentration of cichoric acid—helps protect the skin by supporting natural collagen. My skin felt hydrated and healthy after the 20-minute process. Can’t recommend more!

Fresh Rose Face Mask: This hydrating and toning gel mask is infused with real rose petals, soothing rosewater, and a “smart” algae that deliver optimum moisture. I have a big fan of masks, and this almost completely absorbed into my skin. It smells good and feels great on my skin. However, I am not sure if I am not convinced enough to pay $62 for the 3.3 oz size. You can get the 1 oz for $25. I am not completely convinced yet.

Karuna Age-Defying+ Hand Mask: This hand mast contains creamy oil-serum that leaves your hands more hydrated, softer, and smoother in as little as one application. This mask is amazing. You can actually use your phone, without living any oily residue while using this mask. How cool is that! Most of all, it left my hand soft, hydrated and bright after one use. I am definitely buying this masking again. I am so glad Sephora Favorites introduced me to this mask. ‘

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L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate: The concentrate is enriched with almond oil and milk for a firmer, smoother, and hydrated looking skin. It absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. It is extremely moisturizing and not greasy at all. However, it is quite pricey.

Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask: This fast-acting eye treatment sheet contains pure retinol micro-infusion technology to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles in as little as 15 minutes. The stretchy material adheres nicely to visible laugh lines around the mouth too.  The eye mask brightens and smoothes under-eye area after the first use. However, it is quite pricey. It’s $65 for a pack of 12 masks. I will probably use it for special occasions.

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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence:  This treatment essence is enriched with more than 90 percent Pitera, the main ingredient used to enhance the skin’s renewal process. Additionally, it contains nourishing vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and acids to promote the skin’s renewal. I saw great reviews about this product. However, I did not see much difference on my skin.  I only used it a couple of times hence probably is too early to judge. However, when I look at the price of the item, I think I will pass.

My dear readers! I am really glad that I got the chance to try so many wonderful products. I am really glad that I got try these products and would like to thank Sephora for this.

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April Ipsy Glam Bag

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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a great Saturday. Today I want to talk to you about the April Ipsy Glam Bag. As you know, Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription. Each month you will receive full size or deluxe size items and a cute makeup bag. I think it’s one of the best value beauty subscriptions and a great way to build out your makeup collection for just $10 a month.

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Description: The April Ipsy Glam Bag comes in an orange ticket stub design makeup bag with the following five products: OFRA Cosmetics Peach Blush, Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Glow Shimmer Shadow & Highlighter, EM Cosmetics Illustrative Eyeliner Brush Tip, Hey Honey Bésame Mucho Lip Balm, and THEORIE Marula Oil Transforming Hair Serum.

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THEORIE Marula Oil Transforming Hair Serum: This is a great product for hair protectant and for shine. It’s sulfate-free and great for color-treated hair.

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Hey Honey Bésame Mucho Lip Balm: It contains propolis, an extract from beehives that is both hydrates and is antibacterial. I put in on my lips at night and my lips stayed moisturized even in the morning.  It retails for $14.

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EM Cosmetics Illustrative Eyeliner Brush Tip: The applicator was inspired by a calligraphy pen. It makes a perfect line and stays all day. I absolutely love this liner. It retails for $15.

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Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Glow Shimmer Shadow & Highlighter: I have a big fan of glow shimmers and highlighters, and what I like about this one is that it’s not dramatic. I love the subtle look I can create with this highlighter, but you can layer it to make it dramatic. Nonetheless, it does not last long.

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OFRA Cosmetics Peach Blush: I love blushes, and I love how subtle the blush is. However, I did not like the packaging at all.

My dear readers! Though I really love Ipsy, overall, the April Ipsy Glam Bag a disappointment to me. However, I do have to admit that I really admire the creativity of the ticket stub makeup bag. I also liked the eyeliner and even the lip balm. The other products were little meh.

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Kat Von D Everlasting Lipliner VoxBox from Influenster

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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are doing well. I have just received the complimentary #EverLastingLipliner from Kat Von D in Lolita. It retails for $18 at Sephora.

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Description: It’s a dusty rose color. This is a long wear and a matte, high-pigment formula. It is also paraben. I received this lolita everlasting lipliner Kat Von D Von Box from Influensta.

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FabFitFun Spring 2017 Subscription Box

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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday. Today I want to talk to you about Spring 2017 Subscription box from FabFitFun.

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Description: This box came with eight items, one extra item, and one add-on item. The items include: Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Set in Shape of My Heart/Like a Virgin, Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray, Karuna Hydrating+ Face Mask Set of Four, Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator, Emerald Duv Joshua Tree Cage Cuff Bracelet, MILLY Zip Pouch, RealHer Lip Kit, and Gypsy 05 Roundie. The add-on item includes Dr. Brandt Skincare Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask. The extra item includes Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin and Nails Gummies Vitamins, which is also a sponsored item.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Set in Shape of My Heart/Like a Virgin ($19): This is a beautiful color set that retails for $19. It glides on smoothly. The white polish goes on sheer/cloudy, so you’ll need 3 coats to get a full coverage, 2 coats for full coverage in the pink polish.

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Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray ($20): This is an ultra-light, leave-in conditioning spray that brings hydration and moisture to locks without weighing them down.  It is so light that you barely know you have it in. Additionally, it smells fantastic and it leaves my hair feeling really soft. However, I do recommend to use it sparingly It retails for $20.

Karuna Hydrating+ Face Mask Set of Four: It comes in a package of four beautiful, single-use, deep conditioning sheet masks to restore dry, dehydrated skin.  This cooling hydrating face mask is absolutely amazing. I have sensitive skin and break out to quite a few things. This left my skin so soft and smooth. It retails for $28.

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator ($79): This formula contains aluminum oxide crystals, lactic acid, and soothing botanicals to polish away dead skin cells, provide a radiant, healthy look, and smooth skin’s texture.  It made my skin feel soft and smooth! I also feel like it took away some of the redness from previous my acne. It’s also very gentle on your skin. I use it 1-2 times a week.

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Emerald Duv Joshua Tree Cage Cuff Bracelet ($80): Make a statement with the open body, modern of this bracelet by Emerald Duv.

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MILLY Zip Pouch ($45): This is a water resistant pouch, hence great for a bathing suit bag or a cosmetics bag.

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RealHer Lip Kit ($48): This lip kit contains a Matte Liquid Lipstick, Lip Plumping Lip Gloss, and a Lip Liner. The lipstick is very pigmented and last all day and so does the lip liner. However, the lip gloss is quite sticky, which I am not a big fan of.

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Gypsie05 Roundie ($50): This super practical and trendy beach blanket is made out of 100% Cotton. You can also use it as a bed cover, table top, picnic blanket, and much more. I love the pattern and can’t wait to use it.

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Dr. Brandt Skincare Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask ($70): For just $11 more I received an oxygenating and recovery mask designed to boost luminosity and reinvigorate skin in just three minutes. I have sensitive skin with old acne mark. I tried it on a clean face and OMG, and my face was instantly brighter, cleaner, radiant and just beautiful. I am glad that I chose this mask as an add-on item.

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Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin and Nails Gummies Vitamins ($40 count): This is a sponsored item hence does not count towards the value of the box. These strawberry gummies were good! Additionally, they are free of lactose, gluten, and artificial flavors/sweeteners!

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FabFitFun TV (Free to members): You also get access to this great program that it free to members to check it out.

Verdict: Overall, I am really impressed with the Spring box. I received $369 worth of items. Additionally, I received $70 worth of item for just $11 and also I received the FabFitFun TV for absolutely free and 40 counts of biotin supplements.

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Tarte Make Believe In Yourself: Eye & Cheek Palette

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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are doing well. Today want to take the time to talk to about this beautiful palette to my collection. It’s the Make Believe In Yourself: Eye & Cheek Palette from Tarte. It retails for $40.

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Description: This is an unicorn-inspired eyeshadow palette with 10 radiant shadows and a strobing eye and cheek highlighter. This is the latest collection from Tarte. It contains eight shimmering eye shades, a matte nude shade, and a pearl highlight shimmer.

Verdict: This is a beautiful palette that I absolutely love and adore. Use your fingers or a dense brush to apply these shadows. They go so well for a soft glam day look and you can add a liner for a night look. The wear lasts all day or all night!  I mix with some darker mattes to make a halo eye, but you can create something beautiful and unique using it alone. I have seen a lot of negative reviews about the lack of pigment. However, if you just use your finger or a flat dense brush pigmentation works great. Just try it. The shades are just superb!

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Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Palette

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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today, I want to talk to you about the Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Palette from Too Faced.

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Description: This latest addition from Too Faced cosmetics comes in 30 natural looking and beautiful shades with seven matte, 13 shimmer, and 10 sparkle shades. It retails for $59.

Verdict: This is such a beautiful palette. Every single shade is so beautiful and so blendable. I love the colors. Too Faced you have done it again. This is a huge, must-have palette with 30 beautiful shades that will not disappoint you. I especially love the neutral shades. I would highly this palette to everyone. I love the pigmentation as well.

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Becca Light Filter Face Primers

Hi there my lovelies. Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. How many of you want to set aside your foundation only for special occasions, yet want to have a glowing selfie all the time? If your answer is yes, then to you are in the place. Items that help me get the no-makeup makeup look are the BECCA Backlight Filter Face Primer and BECCA First Light Filter Face Primer. Each retails for $38.

Backlight Filter Face Primer: This primer acts as an instant filter and creates a diffused, soft-focused radiance that allows your complexion to catch the light for a glowing look. It is also infused with Becca’s proprietary blend of crushed pearls, creating a healthy-looking effect. This primer is perfect for that gorgeous dewy look. It’s so natural, that whenever I don’t have time to do my makeup, I just do my usual morning skincare routine and finish it with this primer.

First Light Filter Face Primer: This is a skin-awakening primer that instantly reduces the signs of a bad complexion day to leave the complexion fresh, awake, and hydrated. This makes my skin have a healthy glow from within that doesn’t look fake, or shimmery. It just makes it look healthy and hydrated. I use the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment and then two primers on top and finish with light concealer and highlighter. I got so many compliments on my look.

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March Ipsy Glam Bag

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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a great Saturday. Today I want to talk to you about the March Ipsy Glam Bag. As you know, Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription. Each month you will receive full size or deluxe size items and a cute makeup bag. I think it’s one of the best value beauty subscriptions and a great way to build out your makeup collection for just $10 a month.

Description: The March Ipsy Glam Bag comes in a light peach makeup bag with the following five products: Air Repair Skincare Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer, Tarte cosmetics tarteist quick dry matte lip paint in vibin, ModelCo Eye Define Retractable Crayon Liner in Black, Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow in Marisa, and Beau Gâchis Tapered Blending Brush.

Air Repair Skincare Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer: I love the fact that this moisturizer is packed with antioxidants and I have sensitive skin but like trying new products. This one didn’t dry my skin out.

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Tarte cosmetics tarteist quick dry matte lip paint in vibin: This lip paint has velvet matte finish and is neither too matte nor too glossy. I really enjoy the color and it lasted all day! However, It’s a dry formula, and it came off in flakes. To counteract that I wear my Eos balm as a base, which really keeps my lips moisturized.

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ModelCo Eye Define Retractable Crayon Liner in Black: This is a long-wearing, water-resistant formula that doesn’t smudge, budge, or transfer. However, it’s really wobbly and hard to draw with. I am always afraid that it will break anytime. I am really disappointed with this one. I would rather use a liquid liner.

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Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow in Marisa: This is a shimmery rose colored shadow and gives a nice subtle tone to your eyes. However, for a more dramatic look first just spray your brush with a setting spray. I am an eyeshadow fanatic and love that this shadow glides in smoothly and does not flake. However, I really do not like the fact that it has talc it. I am not a fan of talc, hence I am not happy about it.

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Beau Gâchis Tapered Blending Brush: This is a nice soft brush. However, I am really disappointed that I didn’t choose brushes in my preference but was still sent brushes.

Overall, I am disappointed with the March Ipsy Glam Bag. However, I really like the makeup bag, the moisturizer, and the Tarte lip stain. I am hoping for a better bag next month as the last few bag did not disappoint me.

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Wander Catch The Light Highlighter

Hi, there my lovelies! Hope you had a lovely Saturday! Today I want to take the time and talk about the Catch the Light Highlighter from Wander Cosmetics.

Descriptions: It is a precise soft-focus highlighter that retails for $25.  It’s great to apply to hard-to-reach areas, such as underneath the brows, the inner corner of the eye are, and the Cupid’s bow. It is also Infused with vitamins and antioxidants, as is made to nourish and hydrate the skin. Wear it on bare skin or over foundation for a glowy look.

Verdict: I love the highlighter. I specially wear it when I am not wearing when I am not wearing any makeup and going for a no-makeup makeup look and just want the subtle yet radiant finish. I bought the moon highlight and I really like it. It’s a subtle shimmer and that’s what I was looking for.  Most of all, it’s portable, hence you can just put it in your purse.

Would you prefer a portable highlighter? Please comment below. I would really like to hear your feedback.

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Oh, Thy Metallic Lips!

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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday. Today I want to talk to you about my new favorite metallic lip color from Jouer. It’s Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Matte Liquid Lipstick. It retails for $18.

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Description: This cruelty-free liquid lipstick provides all day coverage, and has a very subtle vanilla scent. It’s the papaye-metallic warm peach color gives you the trendy look that you deserve.

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Verdict: The metallic papaye is a pure copper color with a nice vanilla scent. It is a bit drying on my lips. Hence, I apply a little eos as a primer. I also add it with different color lip liner to change the tone of the color as the pure copper tone does not go well with my skin tone. I also add it on top of different color lipsticks to turn them into metallic chic. Overall, I like the metallic lipstick though I’m not a big fan of the copper tone, which I address with different color lip liners and lipstick.

Are you up for metallic lip color? Please comment below. I would really like to hear your feedback.

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Viseart Petite PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. As you know I am a big eyeshadow. Hence, when I first heard about Petit PRO palette from Viseart I had to try it out. However, it I had to place my name on the waitlist for months. Despite the long wait, I finally got hold of a palette for $30.

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Description: All Viseart Cosmetics are individually handmade in Paris, France, made of a blend of organic ingredients and modern technology to produce absolutely amazing pigmentation. The petit PRO palette is an eight-shade eyeshadow palette in versatile pigment-rich colors in matte, satin, and shimmer textures.

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Verdict: I knew the palette was small but did not know that it was credit card size palette. I guess that’s why it’s called petite. However, I wanted to try the much-coveted Viseart palette with breaking my bank. The pigment is still Viseart status so it’s amazing! It is a great size for travelers and you can pack luxury in your purse! The shadow is so soft. I am glad that I have waited to get this palette. Again, you will get small shadow pans, but they are so pigmented you won’t need a lot. I am not ecstatic about the size of the palette, but I really love that this most pigmented, blendable and softest palette that I have tried so far. Additionally, I can just carry it in my purse.

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Have You Tried the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills?

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Hi there my lovelies! Happy Friday everyone! Are you guys excited about the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills? It retails for $40. After that Glow Kit, I was really excited about this new product. Hence, as soon as it became available, I had to get my hand on one of them.

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Description: This new limited addition to the Anastasia Beverly Hills collection is created in collaboration with YouTuber Nicole Guerriero, and contains six metallic powder highlighters.

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Verdict: What can say about this palette! This is a beautiful metallic glow kit. Some of the shades were little of golden for me. However, the shades are buttery and creamy. A lot of these shades make beautiful eyeshadow and I use them as such. I just spray my brush with setting spray before picking up the highlighter. As for highlighter little goes a long way.

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How I Saved My Hair

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Hi there my lovelies! Happy Friday everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Are you suffering to bad hair day every day? Then look no further. I will share with you some tips that helped me save my hair from blah and yeah.

Not too long ago I had limp, straw-like, lifeless hair. Every time I let my hair down my dad and will ask me why did I not brush my hair. It was so embarrassing. I would not show my face to anyone without heat styling first. I was losing hair like crazy. There are no hair products that I didn’t buy. Every hair products that different hair stylists told including, Keratanase, Nioxin, PHYTO PHYTOCYANE, I have tried. However, nothing working for me.

After all that trying, I started listening to my hair. My hair is thin and wavy. It did not like any of these products when it kept falling like crazy with all these products, I knew that those products are not for me. I needed natural products for my hair care.

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Conditioning: Coming from a South Asian background I have seen some of my family members rely on oil to condition their hair. However, since I have applied oil to my hair, I knew that I had to start small. I applied a mixture of Castor Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Almond oil, Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil, and Sesame Oil. I warm the oil and apply to my scalp and hair for better absorption. I would apply it and massage the warm oil in my skull and leave it overnight and wash it next morning. I do this every other week for conditioning my hair. This has really made my hair softer and

Scalp Message: Messaging skull stimulates your hair follicles, which in turns help with hair growth. It also boosts circulation. Get a massage tool for an at-home too. You can also pop into a salon every two weeks for a professional treatment.

Washing Less Often: I know this may not sound hygienic. I thought the same thing when one of my stylists said the same thing to me. However, washing your hair your frequently often strips of the scalp of natural oils and dry out hair. Hence, go longer between washes by going with a dry shampoo, getting creating with your braids. Your hair will thank you. I love the Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam available for $28, where I don’t have to worry about any white residues. At first, my hair still seemed greasy but I realized I was using too much product. The smell is amazing. I also love Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($20) that is enriched with oat milk to cleanse hair in minutes without water.

Wash You Hair with Cold Water: This is one mistake that I used to make by washing my hair with warm water not know that it strips your hair of its natural oils and even causes hair loss. Hence, now I washing my hair with cold water to close the hair follicles and lock in the moisture.

Ditch the Heat: I know it is very to completely get rid of all the heating tools. However, if you are absolutely going to use them please use a lower heat setting. It may take longer but your hair will look much healthier and stronger. Additionally, don’t forget to use a heat protectant spray or cream.

Detangler: To avoid losing my hair of the first thing that I did I stopped brushing my hair when it’s wet. Remember, when your hair is wet, it soft and is very vulnerable to breakage. Wait until it’s dry. Additionally, trying to brush on tangled hair lead to pulling and breakage. Hence, you should use the right hair brush and detangler or order to ensure minimal breakage. Brushes with stiff bristles can create split ends and dry out ends. I love the Tangle Teezer Original Detangling Brush ($15), Living Proof restore perfecting spray ($28) that not only conditions my hair but also works as a detangler as well.

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Keep Your Hair Hydrated: You moisturize your body every day with lotion, so why not your hair. I apply Christophe Robin Moisturizing Hair Cream with Sandalwood ($45) on my ends every day in order to keep them hydrated. I have never been happier.

DYI Conditioner to Clean Impurities: In addition to the above steps, I make sure I use all natural shampoo in my hair, which include Loreal EverPure Volume Shampoo and Conditioner ($7.99 each). They are cruelty-free, vegan products. There are no harsh sulfates, salts, or surfactants that can strip dull and damage hair. Once I condition my hair I further wash my hair with apple cider vinegar. You can wash with dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse ($35). I use Eden Foods Organic Apple Cider Vinegar ($13.99) with a little bit of peppermint oil rejuvenating the hair follicles and increasing healthy hair growth and lemon juice to treat dandruff. Also, the two ingredients address the smell of vinegar.

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Thanks to all the above steps, my hair looks much healthier and smoother than before. I also hear from my family and friends how much they love natural hair and waves without any heat styling. With few little steps, I love my hair. It went from oh no to oh yeah!!!

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February Ipsy Glam Bag

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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday! Today, I want to talk to about February Ipsy Glam Bag. As you may know, Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription. Each month you will receive full size or deluxe size items and a cute makeup bag. I think it’s one of the best value beauty subscriptions and a great way to build out your makeup collection for just $10 a month.

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Description: The February Ipsy Glam Bag comes in a denim makeup with neon border and five products: Marsh Mineral Eyeshadow in You’re Toast, Luna Highlighter in Calypso, NYX Butter Lipstick in Ripe Berry, Absolute New York Nano Eyeliner, and Biobelle Fiber Facial Masks in #Stay Gorgeous and #iWokeUpLikeThis.

Marsh Mineral Eyeshadow in You’re Toast: This 100% natural eyeshadow can be used wet or dry depending on your need for a dramatic or subtle result. The shadow retails for $22. This is a nice shimmery shade for a night out. However, I am not a big fan of the container though the shadow is very pigmented.

Luna Highlighter: The pale lavender baked highlighter is buildable and looks on every skin tone. It retails for $23. It glides on easily and creates a beautiful glow. It is highly pigmented, hence little goes a long way. I really like the subtle look it creates.

NYX Butter Lipstick: This satin finish lipstick is creamy.  It has a beautiful semi-sheer color. I love how it glides on and the color was vibrant on my lips. It is also quite moisturizing. However, it transfers easy and fades quick, not long-lasting whatsoever. The lipstick retails for $6.

Absolute New York Nano Eyeliner: This ultra fine precision liquid liner is water-, smudge-, and fade-resistant, hence stays put all day. It glides on easily. In order to test how I well liner works I try to create something with the liner on my skin so check if the liner glides on easily and the if liner can fine precision line. As you can see from the picture of the panda (something close to panda maybe?) that the lines are fine and precise. I really like that the liner is waterproof. It is very precise when you need a simple line to open up your eye look. However, it is not recommended for use when you want a thick line. It retails for $9.99.

Biobelle Fiber Facial Masks in #Stay Gorgeous and #iWokeUpLikeThis: These are all natural, biodegradable fiber that adheres face like a second skin. #StayGorgeous had almond oil that softens and moisturizes skin, while #iWokeUpLikeThis contains vitamin c, which is responsible for brighter skin. In order to use the masks, leave on for 20 minutes, then remove before the mask is completely dry. If you’re planning to moisturize after, give your skin a quick rinse, otherwise, just massage in any excess. These masks were quite refreshing, they made my skin soft. I’ve only used one so far but I loved it. Stays on your face fairly well, delivers a lot of product. I will update if there is any issue with the other mask. Each mask retails for $4.99. Hence two retails for $9.98.

In conclusion, my February Glam Bag contains  $70.97 worth of products for just $10 in a beautiful makeup bag. Do you like what you see here, when like on the link here and sign up for ipsy get your beauty bag each month for just $10 per month.

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Did Someone Say Chocolate?

Hi there my lovelies! Happy Hump Day everyone! Hope everyone is having a good Wednesday! Do you like Chocolate! What am I saying? Everyone likes chocolate. Hence, when I saw the Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette from Too Faced, I had to get it. Today, I will just go over my experience with you.

Description: This is a beautiful palette that is encased in a playful chocolate bar tin containing 16 matte and shimmering shades scented with real chocolate smell. The palette contains rich selection of browns, neutrals, and a little pop of color.

Verdict: The good thing about this palette is that it is a beautiful palette and the colors are nice. There are mattes, shimmers, glitters, and satin finishes so I can see this working on a lot of different people. Additionally, it is made of really cocoa. Hence, the anti-oxidant properties of cocoa is great and not to mention the smell. However, the negative aspect of the palette includes that couple of the swatches (white chocolate, and strawberry bon bon) just disappeared on my skin. Moreover, Candied Violet also went on sheer and had to be layered for good pigmentation. As far as neutrals go, this palette lacks lacking taupe-type shades. Also, if you do not like the smell of chocolate this palette is not for you. Furthermore, some of the shades can be really flaky and can have a lot of fallout, which can be annoying. However, in order avoid fallouts  make sure to tap your brush well on or you will have flakes under your eyes to clean up.  I personally think that this palette is more for neutral everyday look. However, if you are looking for a bolder look, go with the Semi Sweet or the Chocolate Bon Bon  palette. Overall, this is a nice with beautiful smell. Just make sure that you apply the glittery shades wet for them to show up well.

What is you favorite Too Faced Eyeshadow palette?

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Can Get Some Loose Glam Glittery Dust?

Hi there my loveliness! Hope you are having a lovely Tuesday. As you may know by now, I am a big fan of glittery and shimmery eyeshadow. It just reminds me of pixie dust from Tinker Bell and all the magic associated with it. I love adding them to my collection only if find something that is worth spending my hard earned money on.  Today, I  want to talk about one such collection from a while ago. It is the Smolder Cosmetics’s Lock It in Bundle! 4 Loose Glam Dust + 1 Dazzle Lock Primer. This collection is currently not available. However, you can get Perfect Glam Bundle of 4 Loose Glam Dust for $32.

Description: The bundle includes a color-coordinated collection of loose dust in Bronze Glow, Gold Digger, Pink Gold, Burnt Coppe, Sample of Asteria, and a Dazzle Lock Primer. These concentrated loose dust pigments can be used dry or wet.

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Verdict: What can I say about these loose dust. A little but goes a long way! I absolutely love these shimmery, glittery loose dust. In order to prevent any fallouts, I just use it with the Dazzle lock primer to keep the dust in place and to intensify the color! So far, this is the most pigmented sparkling eye shadow  I have used. I know that it will last me a long time and I will be ale to combine it with other palettes to created various different looks. Additionally, I get individual shades for $9. In conclusion, I am very happy with this collection.

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The Versatile Norturnal Shadow Box for Urban Decay

Hi there my lovelies! Happy President’s Day to everyone. Hope you are having a wonderful Monday. How are you spending your long weekend? I spent mine sipping my favorite Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks. I thought I spend a part of the day talking to about a product that I recently had a chance to try out: the Nocturnal Shadow Box from Urban Decay.

Description: This is a limited edition eyeshadow palette that comes in 12 shades and retails for $29. The palette has eight must-haves from UD’s current collection and four exclusives from past sets, including three of the most-requested shades from past vice palettes.

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Verdict: As expected from Urban Decay, this palette delivers beautiful and versatile shades. While it has natural shades, it also has bold and bright shades that make this palette stand out from others. The colors blend so easily and are creamy as well. The only one thing that I have an issue with, is that the darker shades can be really flaky and can have a lot of fallout, which can be annoying. However, in order avoid fallouts from the darker shades make sure to tap your brush well on or you will have flakes under your eyes to clean up. They layer well, so take your time. Due to the flakes and fallouts, I give this palette four stars. Otherwise, I absolutely love it.

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Foxybae Hair Straightening Brush: Does It Really Work?
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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a lovely weekend. Today, I want to talk about a hair straightening brush that I have tried recently and give my honest opinion. I am talking about Foxybae Hair Straightening Brush. Hope this will help you decide if you really want to go for a straightening brush.

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Description: I have told you before, I have stubborn thin and wavy hear. I have actually proud on my waves because I get quite compliments on them. However, what I hate is that no heating products can tame that wave. Hence I am always looking one that can straighten it without burning them. When I saw an only promotion to be able to buy this product for less than $50, when the actual price is $149.95 I took advantage of the offer, hoping it will work on hair. The brush actually looks quite luxurious and has a LED display and heats up to a safe 365°F in mere seconds (max temp of 232°C/450°F) simply brush your hair to distribute heat and straighten without damaging your tresses in the process. It automatically heats to 365°F. You can change the temperature up and down using the temperature control.

Verdict: Does this brush really work. My one-word response to this is “Meh”. I have seen YouTube review raving about Foxybae. I actually found the results with my Instyler much better. My hair is much shinier with the Instyler too. However, I do admit that did not fill the heat with this brush. With my Instyler, if I am not careful I will see smoke coming out of my hair. This is one thing that I really like about this brush that my hair doesn’t burn while styling. In conclusion, who I wasn’t impressed with the straitening part of the brush, I did like the part that it’s safer on my hair than other heating products. Overall, I don’t waste your money if you are looking for a straightening product that gives straitening, shine and volume. Go with the Instyler, which does all the three.

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Red Love

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Hi there my loveliness! Happy Friday to everyone! I thought, what a great way to end the weekdays by talking to you, my lovely friends about my latest haul away from Sephora. I thought I would share my review with you.

Description: This month, in honor of the Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, I got three shades red lip colors. They include: Ciaté London Pretty Stix Murumuru Butter Lipstick in First Love, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick in COLOR 4 Rouge in Danger, and Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Lip Stain in COLOR 9 Rouge Laque.

Ciaté London Pretty Stix Murumuru Butter Lipstick in First Love ($20): Ciate London is a buttery and creamy lipstick in red. It goes on smooth and creamy and looks fabulous. It lasts fairly long. The case is very cute. I like how hydrating it is.  You have to layer it to get a deeper color.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick in COLOR 4 Rouge in Danger ($37): YSL is really one of my favorite brands. I really love how rich and creamy it is, and it is very super easy to apply. It is infused with 65 percent oils with deeply hydrating texture. I love this sheer lipstick and have it in few different shades. The only sad part is it does not last long, but I am okay it is because how it is hydrating to the extreme and I will take over long-lasting color for my extra dry lips. It’s a sheer lipstick but definitely buildable. One of the best thing I love about this lipstick is the smell. It smells so fresh. I highly recommend this lipstick if you can splurge.

Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Lip Stain in COLOR 9 Rouge Laque ($36): This lip color offers the shine of a gloss with a long wear of a stain. However, I am not sure it is worth the price. Out of the three lip colors that bought this is my least favorite. I do admit that it does last a long time. However, it does wear off very easily if you touch your lips with anything which I do and I am not sure if I am going to buy this again. If your New Year resolution is to spend your money wisely then don’t spend it on this.

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All Glitters is Gold

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Hi there my lovelies! Happy Hump Day to everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday so far. Today, I want to talk to you about my latest haul away from Mac Cosmetics.
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Description: My latest Mac Cosmetics haul away includes three items, two of which are currently sold out. As a Mac Select customer, I had a choice of two samples. The three items include: the Stripped Naked Lip Kit in Whirl, Dazzle Shadow X 4: The Shining Hour, and Mac Lipstick in Model Behavior.

Stripped Naked Lip Kit in Whirl ($29): Mac Cosmetics is known for its highly pigmented and bold lip colors. However, now for those nude lip color lovers, Mac has come up with the nude duo kit. This kit comes with a lipstick and lip pencil. What is different about this kit is that the lip pencil is slightly darker than the lipstick in order to create a more fuller look with a 3D effect. As always, I really love this kit and highly recommend it. However, unfortunately, due to high demand, the kit is currently sold out.

Dazzle Shadow X 4-The Shining Hour ($32): Who said that all that glitter is not gold? This palette contains four sparkling shades: burgundy with teal, pink, gold, and sparkling white. I absolutely love this palette. I just spray a little liquid primer on my brush before dipping it into the pan and it lasts all day. The colors more gorgeous in person, and I am glad that I ordered them before they sold out, because this palette is worth every penny.

Mac Lipstick in Model Behavior ($17): Finally, Model Behavior is a bold color. Since I received this lipstick, I received a lot of compliments and my mom has been wanting this lipstick from me since she saw the shade on my lip. I really this lipstick. It goes it smoothly and lasts a long time.

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Get Rid of the Pesky Oily Residue from Your Powdered Makeup

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Hi there lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday. Have ever had to deal with pesky oily residues ruining your powered foundation and eyeshadow? I know I have. Which of the following methods have you used to get rid of pesky oily residue from your powered makeup?

It oily residue houses scores of bacteria and makes the powered makeup (whether foundation or eyeshadow) almost useless. If you have used a knife to scrape off the oily part, it leaves a whole in the area and wastes a lot of the product.  However, there a simple DIY way to get rid of the oily residue just using common office supply: yes I am talking about tape.

Just use tape to get off those pesky little oily residues and you will able to use them again without the worry of bacteria filled oily residue covered your powered makeup. Additionally, you don’t have to waste makeup product by scraping the oily part off with a knife.

As you can see from the picture above tape will get rid of the oily residues in just minutes and you will not waste any of your makeup products. Was this DYI tip helpful to you or will recommend this DYI tip to others?

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The First Fabfitfun Subscripton Fun

Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Today, I want to talk to you about the very first Fabfitfun Subscription Box. When you sign up, $200+ in beauty, fashion, and wellness finds for just $49.99/season. For a limited time join me and get 10 off the first box by clicking here.

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Description:  The subscription box comes with nine fashion and beauty items: Modcloth Lock and Key Scarf, The Created Co. To Go Coffee Mug, Fabfitfun Coloring Book & Colored Pencil, Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain, Marrakesh Argan and Hemp Hair Oil, O.R.G Skincare Mineral Peel Face, Jook & Nona Tag Necklace in 18K Gold Plate, Anderson Lilley Beach Butter Body Cream, and Zoya Nail Polish. This box is valued at $257.98 and I only paid $34.99 with my discount code.

Modcloth Lock and Key Scarf: I actually love this scarf. It is so warm. You can wear it so many different ways. As it says in the description card, belt it, wrap it, or rock it like a poncho and you will be just as warm as you will be stylish.

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The Created Co. To Go Coffee Mug: It’s nice to wake up in the morning and sip coffee in an inspirational coffee mug. Though I am not a big fan of plastic mug, but it’s very nice to know that 10% of the profit goes to charity: water’s mission to bring safe and clean drinking water to those in need. Kudos to that!

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Fabfitfun Coloring Book & Colored Pencil: This is a fall coloring book. This is a great way to destress. I know this from experience. My sketches and paintings have helped me through some hardest times in life. I am given mine to someone close, who is currently going through a hard time, and she found it to be helpful.

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Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain: This is a primer, lip stain, and gloss in one, it eliminates the need for a hefty makeup bag but ensures that your lips stay lusciously vibrant all day long.  It applies easily and doesn’t show many flaws in the lips. However, it does feather. While it’s moisturizing, you’ll have to reapply it a time or two during the day. A lot of it transfers to mugs and cups when you drink.

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Marrakesh Argan and Hemp Hair Oil: This product provides long-lasting frizz control, and is safe for color-treated hair. It provides deep-moisturizing shine and conditioning to your hair and also protects while you heat-style or straighten. I find that it makes my hair look smooth and shiny even when I am not able to blow dry and flat iron. I also use it in my hand to keep it soft. Hemp seed oil improves moisture and elasticity to the skin by lubricating beneath the surface. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that are perfect for those with sensitive skin, eczema or rosacea.

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O.R.G Skincare Mineral Peel Face: I am big fan face feel because it gets rid of dead skins, exfoliates, and reveals glowing skin. Hence, just spray it on, massage it on, and get ready to glow.

Jook & Nona Tag Necklace: This is beautiful 18k gold plated stainless necklace that will a chic look to any outfit. I especially love the “Inspire” word in it.

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Anderson Lilley Beach Butter Body Cream: This cruelty-free cream is free of parabens, pegs, artificial colors, petrolatum and mineral oil. Just apply to hands and body as often as needed to hydrate and nourish your skin.

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Zoya Nail Polish: I always love Zoya nail polish because they are vegan and cruelty-free. I can use this polish without having to worry about harmful chemicals. Every bottle of Zoya nail polish is “5-free,” meaning it is free of DBP, camphor, toluene, formaldehyde, and formaldehyde resin, and I love the color.

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Fierce VoxBox from Influenster

Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. Today I want to talk to about the Fierce VoxBox from Influenster.

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Description: The Box has six items: Carefree 20 Liners To Go, SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Shampoo, SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Conditioner, Sinful Color Nail Polish in Kandee Johnson Licorice, Original Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, and Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Scent & Shine Brassica Seed Oil.

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Carefree 20 Liners To Go: It’s really good to have this on the go for any woman. It stays fresh all day and the acti-fresh technology neutralizes odor. I love it.

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SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Shampoo and Conditioner: I liked this product because it made my hair feel smooth and the smell is amazing! I have pretty frizzy hair and this was the first shampoo that helped tame it. I do like the product. The only thing that I would change would be the fact that I had to use more than I normally do to get all of my hair shampooed.

Sinful Color Nail Polish in Kandee Johnson Licorice: Sinful colors have the greatest colors and staying power I have found. I love the color.  Don’t let the price fool you.

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Original Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly: The use of vaseline is countless. I use it for my dry sky and everything. I especially use is on my dry hand.

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Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Scent & Shine Brassica Seed Oil: This is a lightweight hair oil that smooths and provides brilliant shine for heat-styled hair, while refreshing with spun sugar and red velvet cream. Just tried this for the first time. I absolutely love the smell! Smells like candy 🙂 Still trying to figure out the right amount to use and application so I don’t get any greasy effect. I’m using a very, very small amount and I work it in my hands to spread it out evenly and then apply lights to hair, mainly ends. Seems to absorb better when I use a warm hair dryer on it for a few seconds. Does give a nice shine and makes hair soft and silky.

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The Most Hyped About Kat Von D  Alchemist Holographic Palette

Hi there beautiful lovelies! Happy Friday morning to everyone! I am starting the morning with 7 degrees Fahrenheit windchill, but that is not stopping me from enjoying my day and spreading some love. How about we start the day by talking the one of the most hyped about products of last year? Yes, I am talking about none other than Kat Von D’s Alchemist Holographic Palette, which is currently sold out at Kat Von D.  However, it just became available at Sephora. I was fortunate enough to get mine from a Sephora store.

Description: The palette features four holographic shades: Emerald, Saphyre, Amethyst, and Opal. You can wear them alone or layer them to your heart content. To be honest, I was a little disappointed with the Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Ultimate Eye CollectionHowever, after looking at the looking at this palette I remembered why I Kat Von D is good at what she do. Perhaps the collaboration wasn’t just meant to be at this point but this palette is brilliant. Each of the four shades within the palette catches the light from every angle for a spectrum of luminizing special effects—perfect for customizing finishes and exploring your artistic expression. Most of all, the hybrid formula also doubles as a super-shimmery highlighter. Simply sweep product over prepped skin. It retails for $32.

Verdict: In the beginning, I was a little skeptical about getting this palette but now can tell you that it is really worth all the hype. It’s highly pigmented, hence little goes a long way. The palette looks small but the colors are beautiful! They are very pigmented and very easy to blend. I debated buying this at first because from pictures the pans looked small. I went into the Sephora store in JC Penny and looked at it in person and the pans are bigger than they appear. I use them as highlighters and eye shadows. I couldn’t be happier and will be repurchasing as well, but hopefully, they will be available. If you’re thinking about getting this, it’s definitely worth the $32 since they aren’t everyday colors.

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Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment Made My No Makeup Look a Reality

Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. If you have been following my blog post you know that I am a beauty product enthusiast (okay, I admit I am a beauty junky, a hoarder). Most of all, I most of the time I really don’t like wearing makeup at all. I love the no makeup look and am always in the hunt for natural looking products. If you are like me, look no further than Dr. Jart+’s Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 available Sephora. It retails for $52.

Description: This is the all-in-one treatment that includes a color-changing capsule within the formula to cover blemishes and restore the look of the skin’s strength, health, and vitality. It is pale green in color and when applied creates a beige look on the skin. After cleansing skin, apply a moderate amount of the cream. The cream will change from green-to-beige to correct any redness.

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Verdict: I love the look the treatment creates. I finally it covers my blemishes. As you can see in the above picture with half my face with the treatment and the other half without the treatment, you can see a clear difference. I used on my face right after I came back from the hospital from being very sick, and the treatment really covers up the fatigued look as well. I love that it is a true sunscreen with zinc oxide. However,  I would recommend a serum underneath it because it’s not overly moisturizing. I would definitely recommend this treatment for anyone who could use a little evening out but may not always like to use heavy foundations and concealers.

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Look Fantastic Second Subscription Box

Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Friday. Today, I want to take the time and go over the second subscription box from Look Fantastic.

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Description: what I love about this subscription box is that when You open the box inside there is a beautiful note, “Smile! It’s the most beautiful Asset you have. Wear it every day”. It’s nice to open the box and see inspiring words to lift you up. Inside the box , there were six beauty items: Trifle Cosmetics liquid glow Illuminizer, Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning mask, The Vintage Cosmetics Slanted Tweezers, Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer, Jelly Pong Pong Curl Fairy Lashes, and Nuxe Paris Gentle Toning Lotion.

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Trifle Cosmetics liquid glow Illuminizer: This is a vegan an cruelty free product with no mineral oil, Parabens, Phthalates, and Gluten. Just a little gives your skin rosy brilliance a beautiful glow. H also has cocoa extract to hydrate and soften skin. It retails for $19.95.

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Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning mask: This is great for all types of hair. It really restored my damaged and dry hair, and made it shiny and healthy again. It order to use this mask,after shampooing, massage the mask into hair, ensuring an even application. Then Ieave on the mask for five to 10 minutes, and rinse. For deeper hydration, cover the hair in a plastic shower cap and sit under a dryer, applying direct heat for 30 minutes, then rinse. This retails for $28.

The Vintage Cosmetics Slanted Tweezers: These are high quality, stainless steel Tweezers. I love the fact that the tweezers tip is slanted allowing me to get more precise plucking each time and is also great for all different tweezing needs: Brow shaping, removing splinters and more. It retails for $10.50.

Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer: A clear brow gel that sets, shapes, and holds unruly brows in place all day! This cruelty-free product contains aloe vera and panthenol to condition brow hairs and give a natural, soft effect! I use it after I shape my brow with a brow promade. It retails for $10.

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Jelly Pong Pong Curl Fairy Lashes: This cruelty-free sculpting, curling mascara continually curls lashes throughout the day with a unique synthesis of Moringa Seed resin that dries down and holds the curl of lashes for long-lasting results. I really like the mascara because of the nice volume and flake free lash separation. l did not get much in terms of lash curling bat that doesn’t bother me. This retails for $21.95.

Nuxe Paris Gentle Toning Lotion: This has a rose scent. It moisturizes and restores the delicate pH levels of your skin while gently removing excess oils and impurities. Coconut-derived surfactants soften and protect your skin while hyaluronic acid delivers non-irritating moisture. Witch hazel smoothes your skin’s texture while allantoin and damascena rose extract calm inflammation. It also does a good job of getting rid of any dead skin and smoothing before I put on a cream. This is great for someone with drier skin type.

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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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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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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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Defeat Your Dry/Cracked Feet Monster

Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a wonderful long weekend. Today I want to discuss wit you regarding my battle with dry and cracked feet and how I finally defeated my monster.

If you are like me, then you know the agony of dealing with dry and cracked feet, and how unsightly it is to look at. I was always amazed by my grandma’s baby soft feet till her death on her 84th birthday. Her secret to soft feet is putting vaseline generously on her feet ever morning after a shower and then wearing sock all day. At night, she would wash her feet again and were soft cotton socks to go to bed.

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I have tried by grandma’s routine and it just didn’t work for me. It reduced the dryness a little but my feet are still dry and cracked. My prayers were finally answered with Boscia Baby Soft Food Peel that I got from Sephora for $22. I was amazed how it got rid of all the trouble spots, leaving my feet nice and softer than ever before.

Description: This natural exfoliating peel contains alpha hydroxy acids and fruit extracts that help reveal softer and smoother skin. It gently removes dead skins from dry and rough feet and leaves smoother and rejuvenated skin.

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How to Use:

  1. Thoroughly wash your feet. Fort best result, soak clean feet in warm water to soften skin.
  2. Open foil to remove booties, and to open booties cut along the dotted lines along each bootie with
  3. Slide one foot into each bootie, and leave on for 60 to 90 minutes depending on the amount of exfoliation you want. I left mine on for 90 minutes. For best result, wear a thick pair of sock over booties to warm feet and to help the formula penetrate into the skin. DO NOT move around on fee while wearing booties.
  4. Remove and discard booties once used.
  5. Dead skin cells will begin to naturally peel in four to five days. Individual peeling time varies and can take up to two weeks. DO NOT forcibly remove peeling skin.
  6. Wear socks until the peeling process is complete in order to contain dead skin and protect your feet.

Verdict: To be honest. I was a little bit skeptical at first about using this peeling treatment but then decided to give it a try. I followed the instruction. For me, the peeling process started slowly by day 6. However, by day 8, the peeling skin was very visible. I continued to follow my daily routine of washing my feet every day. I wore socks to protect my peeling feet. By day 11, I had soft, rejuvenated feet. My beautiful readers,  I defeated my dry and cracked feet monster thanks to Boscia Baby Soft Foot Peel.

If you have problems with dry and cracked feet and are tired of fighting with your monster try out this foot peel and let me know if it works for you. Is there any other routine you follow to keep your feet soft? What is your technique to defeat your dry and cracked feet monster? Please leave a comment.

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Beauty Products Not Worth Your Money and 100+

Hi there my lovelies! Happy Saturday to all my lovely and wonderful readers out there. I want to start by saying thank you to each one of you for helping me reach 100 plus followers! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart! Today, I want to take the opportunity to write to you about three beauty products that you should not waste your time and hard earned money.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade ($18): Being a huge fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills fan, I was really excited about trying the brow pomade. However, I was surprised by its poor quality.  The pomade is a waterproof formula that acts as an all-in-one brow product. However, I found it to be very dry. As a result, it’s hard to use and shape my brow. At the end, I don’t think it’s worth your money.

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Better Together Palette ($65): This is one of the most hype about beauty products of 2016. However, as I have mentioned in my review, the eyeshadow palette is disappointing. The packaging is great and the concept is beautiful, but this palette is not worth your time and money. Some of the shades are nearly invisible. Overall for $65, it’s not worth the hype and your money.

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Brazilian Kiss Lip Butter ($18): This $18 balm did leave my lips soft and supple, but it smells like butter.  I am not willing to spend $18 for a lip butter that actually smells like butter and does not provide anything new. So my beautiful readers, don’t waste your money that gives you butter smell and nothing spectacularly better than eos.

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Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch ($42): This is supposed to be an instant pick-me-up product that immediately erases any signs of fatigue, and brightens the complexion. Got get me know, I love YSL products, they are the ultimate bearer of luxury beauty and carries wonderful products. However, for $42, I just don’t find this product worth the hype or the money.

In conclusion, my beautiful readers there are some beautiful products out there. Nonetheless, the above products don’t provide the bang for the bucks. Have your tried these products? What beauty products is not the hype for you? Which are your favorites?

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Energize Your Dull Skin with Clarins Booster Energy

Hi there, my lovelies! I hope you are having a lovely Thursday. Today, I am feeling particularly blessed because I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know it’s not going to be long before I can start breathing freely again. However, that’s not the reason for the post, I want to share my review on the Booster Energy  from Clarins. This tiny little bottle carries powerful little punch to boost your skin with energy.

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Description: The Booster Energy from Clarins with filled with skin reviving ginseng to minimize the sign of fatigue. You can mix it with your moisturizer, mask, serum or even foundation to revive dull skin to give it the oomph it needs to wake up. The booster is ideal for all types of skin.

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Ingredients: The key ingredients in Clarins Booster Energy is ginseng, which is known for its stimulating properties. Other ingredients include Water, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Acetyltetrapeptide-2, Dextran.

Verdict: Due to the stress level I have been dealing with lately, my skin took the brunt of the suffering. It looks tired and dull all the time. This small little bottle helps me give the energy back to my skin it so bad needs. I remember when my dad used to the night shift, he relied a lot on ginseng extract to give him energy. You can get the same energy for your skin with Clarins Booster Energy. It has made my face appear to be more energized and fresh. I will definitely recommend this to everyone.  This small little bottle carries a big punch and is worth the $39.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer: Worth the Price

Hi there, my lovelies! I hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday. Today I want to talk about the much hyped about It Cosmetic’s Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer. I was able to try it out for the first time this morning and I will give my first-hand experience of what I thought about the moisturizer.

Description: I first found out about the product from those infomercials. Infomercials usually don’t persuade me to buy something but I went online right away because I am a fan of It Cosmetics and love their products. This moisturizer is supposed to be the first-ever full-coverage moisturizer from It Cosmetics that will let you say bye to your foundation. This moisturizer was clinical shown to improve the look of your skin, even after you take it off. Its anti-aging ingredients will help treat and correct the look of aging skin and transform your skin into a more youthful looking skin. Most of all, its mineral-based SPF 50+ broad-spectrum physical sunscreen will protect and help prevent free-radical damage for a healthier, younger-looking skin.

Verdict: As you can see from the picture, I have raccoon eyes with dark circle and hyperpigmentation along with dark spots. I was surprised how light the moisturizer is. I actually received mine (Described as 100% Authentic) from Ebay for only $39.99. You can get yours from It Cosmetics for $65. This moisturizer does a better job than a lot of the foundations in making my face look flawless. It just took me less than a minute to get the look. However, I still had some dark some though significantly lightened. I will actually give this moisturizer 4 and a half star just because it does not cover everything, but it does do a very good job. Will it replace foundation for everyday use? Definitely. My beautiful readers, I have just found my favorite moisturizer that may just have replaced foundation for me for the most part. I will still use foundation but only in special occasions.

If you are like me and don’t like to spend so much time getting your looks in the morning, then get the It Cosmetic’s Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer, and it will dramatically cut down morning beauty time. Trust me. This stuff delivers on its promise. Get it if not for anything else but as a flawless CC moisturizer with SPF 50+. However, Bye Bye Foundation is not oil-free. It does contain essential oils to hydrate, nourish, and calm the skin. Hence consult your doctor before use to confirm this product is right for you! Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I loved writing it.

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All That Metal is Amazing

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Hi There! How are you? Hope you are having a nice day. Have you ever tried metallic eyeshadow palette that you really impressed by and then found out that it only cost fraction of the price of the designer beauty brand? Today, I want to talk to you regarding a metallic palette and has really impressed. Most of all, the amazing part is it cost less then $5 and is so popular that it’s currently out of stock.

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Description: I really love metallic palettes because of the extra oomph it adds to your look, and Ulta’s Metals Eye Shadow Palette includes 12 versatile, stunning, and highly pigmented eye shadow shades in matte and shimmer textures. You know after trying the 12 shades from the Better Together Collection from Too Faced and Kat Von D, I was really disappointed. Hence, I hesitantly ordered Ulta’s metal palette. Boy, I was surprised. You can create a myriad of subtle to dramatic looks. It also includes a full size brush.

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Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyisobutene, Synthetic Wax, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mineral Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Carmine (CI 75470).

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Verdict: After receiving the color I was amazed by the color. I love the metallic look that you can create from this palette. With less than $5, I definitely give this palette five stars and I can see why it is out of stock. The colors show through exactly how they are on the pallet, which took some getting used to because a little goes a long ways. It also lasts well. This 12 palette is worth much for than the $4.97 it cost me to get the palette.

If you like the metallic colors keep you eye out for this palette and trust me you will not be disappointment. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I loved writing it.

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NYX Cosmetic – Must Have Eye Glitter Collection

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Hi There! How are you? Hope you had another wonderful day. Today, I wanted to take the time to go over a some simple products that I got Ulta that I really loved and want to share with you.

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Roll-on Shimmer in Platinum ($3.99): This is a silky formulation glides on smoothly and is easy to blend. There are various colors available, which can be used as eye shadow or as highlighter. The roll-on shimmer easily blend the shimmer powder using a brush or clean fingers.

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Verdict: I love this glitter and for less then $4 it’s amazing. It applies easily. Not sticky. Or gluey. I blended it with some regular eyeshadow and a fluffy brush. I use the roll on shimmer over my eyeshadow. It was my perfect New Year look.

Prismatic Eyeshadow in Tin and Rose Dust ($5.99): Thanks to Ipsy, I first got introduced to these cute little eyeshadows. Give your eyes extra sparkle and dimension with a fully pigmented metallic texture with NYX Cosmetics Prismatic Eye Shadow. Most of all it only cost $5.99.

Overall, I am really impressed by NYX cosmetics. You get these wonderful pigmented and blendable eyeshadows without paying high price tags of Urban Decay or Anastasia Beverly Hills. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I loved writing it.

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Much Awaited Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Ultimate Eye Collection

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Hi There lovelies! Hope you all had a great day today. Today I want to share with you my review on the much awaited Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Ultimate Eye Collection. Hope you enjoy the blog as much as I loved writing it.

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Description: This is a super-limited-edition collection with an interlocking heart eye shadow palette, Kat Von D’s beloved Tattoo Liner, and a full size of Too Faced’s iconic Better Than Sex Mascara. Better Together is a collaboration between makeup icons, Kat Von D and Too Faced Cosmetics. Kat and Jerrod each curated six brand new eye shadows for their respective sides of the palette. Inspired by a BFF heart necklace, the palette has a magnetic center panel, so you can separate the two halves of the palette. Create a look using just one side of the palette, or mix and match shades from both sides.

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The Kat Von D Palette is accompanied by the beloved Tatto Liner. This tattoo liner is a liquid eyeliner with an innovative brush tip for effortless, precise application. The fine brush tip glides across the lashline for incredibly fluid application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease.

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Finally, finish off the look with  Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara. With each coat, lashes are full, defined, and stretched to unbelievable lengths for 1,944 percent more volume. The collagen-fueled formula and hourglass-shaped brush separate, coat, and curl each lash to voluptuous perfection.

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Verdict:  You only get 12 shades but they’re all so creamy and amazing. I love the bold colorful side of Kat Von D is juxtaposed by soft palettes of Too Faced. One of the matte pigment was non-existent, I had to swipe about a dozen times to get any pigment and they were dry and powdery.  As you can see from the swatch  the purple color looks straight up brown. Nonetheless, I did like the shimmer shades. As for the Kat Von D palette, I do liked how pigmented the shades are.

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I have always liked the Too Faced mascara because it provides amazing volume. It’s not my favorite mascara but I do like it.  It’s really black and makes my lashes long and voluminous. They stay like that all day long. As for the liner, it applies smoothly and stays in place all day. The black is dark and rich. However, I like my Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner, which cost just a fraction ($5.99). Overall, I will give 3 stars to this collection. For $65 I don’t think it’s worth the price to get a 12 shades palette. The full sized mascara and liner together cost $43 and for for $22 you are getting a 12 shades eye shadow palette. Hence, if you already like the mascara and the liner, then with just $22 more you can try the new shadow palette.

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Overall, I did not like some of the 12 shades from the Better Together collection. I am not a big fan of this palette. The packaging is great and concept is beautiful but the collection is just not for me. I think that I liked their individual palettes much better.

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My Favorite Beauty Products of 2016

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Hi 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 don’t 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 is 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

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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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 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.