1/2/17

Golden Olive Halo Makeup Tutorial

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Today's post is all about my newest makeup tutorial! I did a look a few weeks ago using some of my Inglot eyeshadows and my Mac lipstick in Heroine. I was going for a golden olive halo look and I absolutely love the way it came out!
This is a look I wore to a job interview for a beauty consultant position. I think this look could work for any time of day and/or occasion. I love it paired with a bright, bold purple lip, but I did switch to more nude shade during the evening. Check out the tutorial down below...


Check out all the products I used listed down below with extra photos of the look...

12/31/16

Hello 2017

Hello my loves!

With only 6 hours left in the year, I am happy, excited and nervous. This year has gone by so quickly and a lot of good things have happened this year. 2016 for me was pretty great, but I'm looking forward to 2017. I feel like 2017 will be a much better year for me personally because I'll be working on a lot of things for myself. I don't really plan to have any resolutions this year, but rather a few goals and ideas that I want to accomplish in 2017.

In 2016 my son turned 2 years, my family and I moved to a better house in a better location, my brother went on tour to Africa and Italy, my other younger brother has been acing his classes and my baby sister has joined the National Honor Roll. Now, there hasn't been much for myself as I still haven't found a job, but I've been working hard as a stay-at-home mom (being a mother isn't necessarily a job, but mothers do work hard 24/7 with no breaks and no pay. I now know how my mother feels).

I'm looking forward for 2017. I want to work on myself spiritually, physically and emotionally this coming year. I want to do more things such as go out (when the weather is better) instead of being a homebody. I want to cook and bake more than usual. I want to continue looking for a job whether it's in the beauty industry or going back to working behind a desk. I want to get fit and gain weight (yes, there are people in the world who want to gain weight). I want to work on my freelance makeup artistry business and find something new to do business wise. I want to really get into wedding planning (that's a whole story in itself). I want to get closer to God. I want to work on my blog and YouTube channels.

2017 seems to have so much promise for me and I am excited. My son will be turning 3 in Feb. My bae and I will be going on 5 years together. I'll be turning 26 years old. Just a lot of great things.

I'm currently hanging with my bae and our son. I normally go to church with my family, but this year I'll be with my loves watching movies to bring the new year in. I did, however, get my hair done yesterday and it was a change. I got a cut, highlights and red rinse. It's a new look, shorter hair, but I am truly obsessing over it.

2016 goodbye. 2017 hello!!

12/8/16

Tea Haul #5 ft Chefs Limited and Simple Taste

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Today's post is a tea haul sharing all the new teas, sweeteners and "equipment" I got. I am slowly, but surely becoming a tea drinker. I currently drink two cups of tea a day, but that may bump up to four cups a day pretty son. I'm trying to cut back on how much soda I drink and cut back on candy and drinking tea seems to be helping me out.

I went to Walmart and got a few teas and then I got two awesome products to review which are great hot drinks in general. I received the Chefs Limited Whistling Tea Kettle and the Simple Taste Electric Milk Frother.


I have been enjoying my Chefs Limited whistling tea kettle so much! It's makes making a cup of tea so much fun. Now, I do own a Kuerig 2.0 but for some reason using my tea kettle and hearing it whistle brings a different kind of experience to my tea drinking. The kettle is stainless steel and has a black body with silver hardware. It's so modern and simple. Love this kettle. The kettle retails for $39.99 USD on Amazon.

The Simple Taste electric milk frother is so freaking cool! I've never had a frother or even thought to frother my milk, but I am so happy I got this! It makes my cappuccinos and hot chocolates much better. I love frothing my milk and so does my two year old. In the evenings, since it's getting colder, we go into the kitchen and make caramel, white chocolate or french vanilla hot chocolates and he loves pressing the button to froth the milk. I also like how multi-purpose the frother is. It can be used on various types of drinks, for use in mixing sauces and even to whisk egg yolk. It's simply amazing. It retails of $12.99 USD on Amazon.

I just love a good tea. I'm hoping to even make orders with Teavana, Tea Forte and David's Tea soon. Thanks for sticking around to see the teas I purchased.

What tea are you currently sipping on?

12/5/16

Studio Gear Cosmetics Prime Objective Face Primer Review

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Today's post is going to be a review on an awesome product by a company that is absolutely new to me. I was given the opportunity to try out a new face primer. Now, I'm not huge on primers for myself, but I do normally stick to my favorite 2-3 primers. However, this new primer has changed my love and made a home in my heart.

The primer I am talking about is the Prime Objective Skin Perfecting Face Primer by Studio Gear Cosmetics. If you have never heard of Studio Gear Cosmetics I will give you a bit of information about them.

11/28/16

At Home Spa ft Buena Skin & Me Bath

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Today's post is going to be all about having your own at home spa day or night. I have never been to a spa in all the 25 years of my life, but I've always created my own weekly spa days for myself. I think every woman deserves to feel pampered at least once a week. A day where she can let loose, relax and have much needed me time.

I will be sharing a general idea of how my personal spa days go. It won't be too in depth, but it will be a general step-by-step. Hope you all enjoy watching it!


Okay so now for the actual breakdown...

The first thing I do is clean the tub out. Yes it may sound strange, but I like to ensure the tub is super clean before hopping in it. I take out the bath mat and give everything a good clean. Once the cleaning is done I prepare for a shower.

I shampoo and condition my hair using Organix Coconut Water shampoo and VO5 Moisture Milk conditioner. I wash my body with body wash of choice, in this case it was Avon's Haiku Kyoto Flower, I also use my Summer's Eve Island Splash feminine wash. I shave every time I have a spa day or night.

Once I'm done showering, I hop out, do a quick clean of the tub and then proceed to putting a leave in moisturizer in my hair. After doing that I do a mask of my choice. The day I was recording this I opted for a clay mask. I used the Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask.

While I let that sit and dry I prepare my bubble bath. I like my bubble baths to be awesome hot, but not scorching. I used the Dr. Teal's Lavender Foaming Bath, my rose scented bath salt, Avon Signature Bath Oil and 2 Lavender Lullaby bath bombs from Me Bath! This makes the bath smell and feel amazing. Thanks to the extra long bathmat, taking baths are much more fun and relaxing.

Now majority of the time I do a body scrub while in the shower, but on this day I did a body scrub in the bath. I used the Buena Skin Spirulina Scrub which I freaking love!! It has organic green algae, organic spirulina, dead sea salts, jojoba, vitamin e oil, safflower oil and green tea essential oil. This scrub does a great job at exfoliating the skin and it gives a ton of moisture to the body. My only gripe would be the smell. It definitely smells like algae.

Once I'm done with my body scrub I will sit in the bath for about 30 mins to an hour and watch movies, read, listen to music, play games or check out YouTube videos. When I'm out of the bath I use a foot lotion to hydrate my feet and pop on some comfy socks. Then I go to spray my deodorant and feminine spray. Once that is done I use Aloe Vera gel to hydrate the areas I shaved and then use my body lotion of choice.

This is my basic spa routine. There are times when I go all out and groom my brows, do a mani and pedi, but I'll save that for another post.

If you're interested in the extra long bath mat, swing on over to Amazon and grab one.

Hope you all enjoyed this post and video and will try out your own spa routine!
FTC Disclaimer:
I received the bath mat and the body scrub for free in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for my opinions and thoughts.

Apalus Hair Straightening Brush Review & Demo

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Today's post is going to be a review and demo on an item I've had my eyes on for some time, but never really cared to buy. The infamous hair straightening brush has been making its way around YouTube, so when the opportunity arrived for me to try it out I jumped on it. I'm glad I did!

Today's review and demo is on the Apalus Hair Straightening Brush in model HC03.


This brush blew my mind! I was impressed with how straight it got my hair. Now it doesn't get bone straight, but as a brush it got my hair straight enough to manage and style. Definitely straighter than me just doing blowing out my hair with a comb. This brush allows me to cut my hair care routine time in half.

I like to apply some type of hair oil to my hair (or heat protectant) before putting the brush through my hair. I find that two full passes followed by one quick pass through the hair does the job right for me.

This brush retails for $39.99 USD on Amazon and it heats up to 450 degrees F. I have only tried this on 360 degrees which is the "default" setting. This is an awesome brush and I highly recommend it.
FTC Disclaimer:
I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. I am not being paid for my thoughts or opinions. These are my thoughts after 2 weeks of use.

11/24/16

Tech Review | Aulker Q7 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

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Today's post is a review on another pair of wireless bluetooth headphones. These are the Aulker Q7 headphones. I previously reviewed their S330 headphones a few weeks ago. Check that review out here.
These headphones come in black and read. They retail for $21.99 USD. They are waterproof, give off amazing sound and feel pretty much comfortable in the ear. For the over ear portion, they do tend to cause a bit of pain after a few mins, but nothing that I can't just fix myself. It gives a maximum of 8 hours of talk and music play.

Check out my video review below for more info.

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