June 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag


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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a great weekend. Today I want to take the time and talk to you about the June.

Description: The June Glam Bag came in a fabric bag with a picture of a lip with red lipstick. Yes, you got it right, red lipstick. How chick is that! It’s a not-so-subtle reminder to *always* speak your mind! The bag is perfect for making a glam statement. Inside are five products: NYX Professional Makeup Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé, BioRepublic SkinCare Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Fiber Mask & Green Tea Detox Purifying Fiber Mask, the Balm Cosmetics INSTAIN Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush in Pinstripe, Skone Cosmetics Insanely Intense Tattooed Waterproof Eyeliner, and Luna By Luna Cosmetics
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NYX Professional Makeup Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé ($6 value): It is very creamy and soft with a nice texture and beautiful color. However, it really does not last long. I will only give it a 3.5 to 4 stars at most.

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BioRepublic SkinCare Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Fiber Mask & Green Tea Detox Purifying Fiber Mask ($9.98 value): The Green Tea mask is infused with a ton of revitalizing ingredients (like natural green tea extract and Vitamin E) that leave your skin looking and feeling SO fresh and SO clean. One the other hand, the Aloe mask is full of soothing aloe vera juice will immediately hydrate and calm down sun-stressed skin.

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theBalm Cosmetics INSTAIN Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush in Pinstripe ($21 value):  This talc-free, fade-resistant formula is perfect for hot days and even hotter nights. The shade is beautiful, and it stays very well. I’ve been given a lot of blushes and would definitely like to get more varied items.

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Skone Cosmetics Insanely Intense Tattooed Waterproof Eyeliner ($20 value): A precise, felt tip makes creating cat eyes and graphic looks SUPER easy. I absolutely love the eyeliner with its precise tip and it lasts such a long time.

Luna By Luna Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Jace ($15 value): The site says it’s vegan and cruelty-free and only been tested on party animals. There is not much pigmentation even with eye primer. I am not a fan of this shadow at all.

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The June 2017 Glam Bag contains  about $71.98 worth of beauty products for just $10. Do you like beauty products and love products each month, then just click on the link here and sign up for ipsy to get your beauty bag each month for just $10 per month.

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Designing for the Future: Fashion and Beauty Trends We Need to Consider Now


Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are doing well. Lately, I cannot stop thinking about what step backward the US has taken by Trump pulling the country out of the Paris Climate Accord. Sadly this year the US has joined countries like Nicaragua and Syria as the only nations not to be proud of.

Though as a trained Epidemiologist all I could think of is what kind of message are we sending to the rest of the world? However, it was nice to see 175 US cities and 13 states vowed to continue their commitment to the Paris Accord. I think this is a good start but since our own leaders don’t our best interest in heart we all must work together. Businesses also showed their disagreement with the decision. However, more needs to be done.

Since I am a big fashion and beauty enthusiastic, I think that fashion design and beauty is another area where the future trend can tap into. The fashion industry is $1.2 trillion global industry. When we think of climate change we rarely think of how cotton production is responsible for 2.6% of global water use. It is the second most polluting industry in the world after oil. Additionally, dyeing, printing, and bleaching are one of the most energy and chemical intensive stages along the manufacturing line.

Similarly reducing your beauty footprint doesn’t simply mean stop buying new makeup products. You can take some simple steps and buy organic and green products to reduce your carbon footprint. We as consumer should start by

  • Turn off the tap running while brushing teeth, shaving, and washing face.
  • Reduce hot water use (25% of the energy the average family uses each year is for just heating water).
  • Try products that are vegan and not tested on animals.
  • Skip the daily shampoo
  • Look for Recyclable Packaging

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However, some of these environmentally friendly designs are beyond affordable for many people. Designs by designers such as Kowtow offers organic fashion ranging from $89 to $349.  Amour Vert, on the other hand, creates clothes for a long life cycle since it will be able to withstand one hundred washes and still feels soft. As a result, we’ll buy less often and will be less likely to give it away or throw it away. Their prices range from upper $30s for their tees to $200s for their dressing and shoes. Most of all, for every tee you buy a tree will be planted in North America with their partner American Forest. We need more businesses who can bring eco-friendly sustainable fashion and beauty to mainstream market at reasonable price.

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Global warming is not some hoax invented by the Chinese. It’s real. The climate change is real. Each of us need to play a role in reducing carbon emission. As the second most polluting industry, the future of fashion industry should include bringing eco-friendly sustainable fashion and beauty to mainstream market at reasonable price. We owe this to our future and future generation.

Where do you see the future trend of design based on the climate change? Please comment below. I would really love to hear your feedback.

This blog post is a part of Design Blogger Competition organized by CGTrader.

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Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo


Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day. I want to start by giving my salute and heartfelt gratitude to all those who gave their lives serving our country and those are currently serving to protect our freedom. Today, I want to talk to you about the Girl Lip Stylo from Hourglass.

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Description: The lip stylo contains a blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower seed. It is Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates free.

Verdict: The lip stylo is quite pigmented. It is creamy and moisturizing, natural looking and it fades away nicely. Moreover, it feels so comfortable on the lips and really sinks in while maintaining a long lasting color on the lips. The only downside to it is the price. One stylo will set you back $32. I am not sure if I am okay with that.  Other than that I love this stylo.

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Power of the 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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Real Neat Blog Award


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Hi there my lovelies! Happy Friday to everyone! Today is extra special for me because I was privileged to get nominated by the Aricouture blog for the Real Neat Blog Award. I want to thank Aricouture from the bottom of my heart for this nomination. It means a lot to me.

Below are the rules for the award:

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the questions asked.
  • Nominate seven more bloggers for the award
  • Create seven questions for your nominees.

My Answers to the questions:

1. How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging since end of October of 2014 with over six of break from blogging last month.

2. What’s something you like to start writing about on your blog?

I always thought it will be cool to write once a month about one local unsung hero with collaboration with other bloggers. Especially I wanted to write about locals heroes who are inspiring others.

3. What is your hobby besides blogging?

I used to paint. However, I also tend to doodle sometimes.

4. Are you allergic to anything?

I have allergic to pollen, shell finish, and raw spinach, arugula, and kale.

5. What’s been the most embarrassing thing that happened to you in your life?

The most embarrassing thing has to be walking into a squeaky clean Super Market door and leaving my bloody nose print on the door.

6. Do you play sports?

I don’t play sports but love watching American football games, especially NFL (National Football League) games.

7. Have you ever been outside the country and if so where have you traveled to?

I have been to Dubai and it’s a beautiful city, home of the tallest building in the world. I really recommend anyone to visit the place if you ever get a chance.

Below are my monies in no particular orders. 

Everything EmmZeeBee 

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Thoughts of Sheryl

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Louise Austin Richards

Lurganista

Le Wendy

My questions for the bloggers:

  1. Briefly describe how your blog got started.
  2. Who is your favorite real-life unsung super hero?
  3. What is one place in the world you always wanted to visit?
  4. What do you love about blogging?
  5. If you could choose any profession in the world what would you choose and why?
  6. How would your friend and/or loved one describe you in one world.
  7. What is your alltime favorite movie.

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200+ Followup


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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday. My blog has reached 200 plus followers and it is all because of wonderful lovely readers like you. Hence I want to take the time to thank each one of you for supporting me and commenting on my blog posts. I cannot tell how much I appreciate each and every one of you. You are my rock!. Due to your amazing and wonderful support during the past six months, I was able to go through some of the hardest times of my life.

I will continue to do my best to bring you great post that hopefully, you will enjoy. Please do let me know if you would like to see anything particular in my post. Please comment and let me know. I would really love to hear your feedback.

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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.

Are you digging this new collection from Too Faced? Please comment and let us know. I would really love to hear your feedback.

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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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