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

Hello my loves!

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.

11/22/16

What's In My Bag Ft. iJoy & T-Spray

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Today's post is a "what's in my bag" post with video. I have done two of these previously, but felt like I needed to do make another since I am using my Christian Siriano for Payless Sybil Satchel bag. It's gorgeous bag that comes with three compartments in such a beautiful Taupe color. Doubt it's available anymore, but I suggest any bag from Christian Siriano for Payless. They are all awesome bags to have!


If you're interested in the iJoy headphones head on over to Amazon and get you a pair in one of the six color options they have available. I've been obsessing over my grey and pink ones. They are cute, comfortable to wear, have great sound quality and hardly ever lose connection. Love these beauties!

If you're interested in the T-Spray go grab one! They offer it in Green Tea, Cranberry and Cool Mint. Snag one up from Amazon. It's great to keep around in your purse. I love it as a quick fix after eating a meal, snack or even after a quick nap. I got mine in the Green Tea flavor.

11/20/16

Pealrich Heart Pendant Necklace with Swarovski Crystals

Hello my loves!

Today's post is a review on a gorgeous necklace I received from Pealrich called the Heart Pendant Necklace with Swarovski crystals. This necklace is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way it changes from purple to blue depending on how the light hits it.
This necklace is ideal for your sister, mother, aunt, fiance, girlfriend or even your mother-in-law for any occasion. It really completes a look and makes you look fantastic!


If you're interested in getting one of these beauties, head over to Amazon and grab you one for only $23.99 USD. You won't regret it!

11/17/16

SwissVita Cream Cleanser & Eye Cream Review

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Today's post is going to be a review and demo of the Swiss Vita Laboratories Cream Cleanser and Eye Cream. Swiss Vita was kind enough to send me these two beauties for review and I definitely want to thank them for the opportunity. I have been using both of these items in my skincare routine for the past 2 and a half weeks and I've been loving them!!!


Swiss Vita Cream Cleanser
This cleanser is pretty damn awesome in my opinion! It retails for $23.99 USD and can be purchased on Amazon.
Every day we are exposed to harmful rays of the sun and the dirt and pollution in the air. Recent studies show that pollution speeds up in the development of dark spots, wrinkles, and lines. The very simple process of cleansing your face before going to bed can stimulate your body’s response to fight aging and other skin problems.

11/14/16

Tea & Hot Drink Haul ft. Gear Ultimate & R'stoyours

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Today's post is tea and hot drink haul!!! I haven't done one of these in a while, but with my surgery coming tomorrow, I figured today would be a great day to share everything I've gotten within the past 3-4 weeks. I have some teas, coffee, hot cocoa, accessories and creamers/syrups to share with you all.


If you're interested in a list of the teas I got keep on reading!

11/8/16

Fitness | Yosoo Waist Trimmer Belt Review

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Today's post is fitness related, the first of many I hope to do on my blog. This is going to be a review on a Waist Trimmer Belt from Yosoo and I'm quite excited. I am not one for working out and I'll be the first to admit it. I've never had to really work out before because I've always been fit. On top of that I'm petite and have a fast metabolism. The only exercise I've ever done were when I did dance, step or cheerleading.
When I got pregnant three years ago with my little one and had him I gained a lot of weight (which I loved), most of the weight stayed on after the pregnancy (which I appreciate). My only gripe is this lower belly pudge I have now. I'm so used to having a flat belly with abs, but now it's just a pudge. I don't like it and I've been trying to find ways to help lose it.

11/3/16

Review | Minos Moka Pot Espresso Maker

Hello my loves!

How many of you love a good hot drink? I know I do. Be it tea, hot chocolate or a cappuccino. I'm not much of a coffee person, but I used to be during freshman and sophomore year of college (long nights of partying, studying and cramming for papers and exams -- boy do I miss it...). I do find that I will drink coffee every now and then when the urge does hit me, but not as often as my mother would.
As you can probably guess from the title and the previous statements, this is going to be about an awesome product for you coffee lovers and espresso makers. Minos Living was kind enough to send me their Minos Moka Pot Espresso Maker for review and I am totally loving it to piece. I also did a demo and unboxing on my YouTube channel as well. The one I have is the 3-cup version.

Specs
3-Cup version - $79.95 USD
6-Cup version - $89.95 USD
Weight - 1.7 pounds
Dimensions - 6.8 x 4.6 x 4.5 inches

The classic Moka Pot has had the same look since it was first created in 1933. It’s beautiful and artistic, but the Minos Moka Pot brings authentic, romantic coffee to the modern age with an elegant, streamlined, upscale design. The smaller rim at the top also makes it safer to use with less risk for spillage.

Classic aluminum stovetop Moka Pots are known to last for years. The Minos Moka Pot is made from heavy stainless steel, which is much stronger and can withstand heat much more than aluminum. You can expect your Minos Pot to not only give you delicious, artisanal Italian-style coffee, but also continue to do so for a long, long time.

With the Minos Moka Pot, you get switchable, multi-colored handles that come in yellow, blue and pink. Change it around based on your preference any time you want. And while Moka Pots are known to last a long time, their handles are often the first to break or melt due to intense heat. Now you’ll have instant spares for if the handle breaks

Unboxing & Demo

Review
I absolutely love this Moka Pot a lot (it's my first one). It makes making a cup of coffee very fun. I find that its pretty easy and I can brew a good 3-4 cups of coffee a day before having to change out the espresso or coffee grounds. The Moka Pot is absolutely stunning in and of itself. The interchangeable handles make for a fun way to brighten up your mood or even cute decor. It's easy to clean up and use (watch my demo on how to brew). This does have a bit of weight to it and it does get extremely hot, so when using, brewing and transporting make sure you hold it tightly but without burning yourself. It does keep my coffee pretty hot for a few hours so it's great to brew early in the morning and have sitting around for at least 2-3 hours before it gets cold.

If this sounds like something you're interested I highly suggest you go and grab yourself one or as a gift for a friend. Check it out on Amazon.
FTC Disclosure
This is a sponsored post. I received this product for review by the company through Tomoson. I am not being paid. Everything written is my honest thoughts and opinions.

10/30/16

Tech Review | Aulker S330 Wireless Bluetooth Sport Headset

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Today's post is another headphones review. Yes I've become recently obsessed with headphones. I always need to keep several backups since my son tends to always break a pair. I've recently been more excited about using wireless bluetooth headphones since I don't have to worry about a wire.
The headphones I'm referring to are the Aulker S330 Sport Wireless Headset. I've used these headphones for about 2 weeks and I've been loving them. They feel amazing in my ears, love the pop of yellow and I love the sound. I've worn these while working out, doing chores and in the rain without any problem whatsoever.

Basic Info & Specs
Price: $18.99 USD
Weight: 0.64 ounces
Size: 23.6 inches, 1.57 inches, 1.18 inches (LWH)
Cable length: 23.6 inches
Included:
• Aulker Wireless Bluetooth Sport Headset x 1
• Additional Ear Hook x 6
• Additional Ear Cap x 2
• USB Charge Cable x 1
• User Manual x 1
Specs:
• Bluetooth Version: 4.1
• Bluetooth Range: Up to 33FT / 10 Meters
• Chipset: CSR8635
• Frequency Response: 20Hz~20kHz
• Battery Capacity: 75 mAh 5V
• Max Music Play Time: 5 - 6 hour
• Max Calling Time: 5.5 - 7 hour
• Charge Time: 2 Hour
• Noise Cancelling: Yes
• Built-In Microphone: Yes
• Noise Reduction: DSP and CVC 6.0
Quick Info:
Want a Quality, Heavy Bass, Comfortable, Secure Fit Wireless Sport Headset So You Can Enjoy Your Music Anywhere? Done with Muffled, Low Quality Cheap Headset?...Get the Real Thing Here! Top class CSR8635 chip will bring you crystal clear sound quality and outstanding enhanced bass.  
Comfortable Secure Fit Ergonomic Design Make It Perfect for All Kind of Sports. At the gym, on the beach, work out, running, boxing, enjoy your favorite beats everywhere!  
Changeable Ear Hooks and Ear Caps to Perfectly Fit Your Ear  
Super Easy to Pair, Compatible with 99% Bluetooth Devices, iPhone, Android, and Windows Smart Phone.  
130 Hour Standby Time, 5 Hour Music Play, 5.5 Hour Calling 75mAh Rechargeable Battery with 2 hour Charging Time  
Noise Cancelling Built-In Mic for Hands-Free Calling with Great Sound.  
Look Great and Feel Great with Dynamic Design. 

My Thoughts
These are probably one of my favorite pairs of headphones. They feel so comfortable in my ear, no irritation or issues -- sometimes I forget they are on. The sound quality is absolutely amazing. I love how clear it is and how I don't get distracted when I have them in my ear by other sounds. They are absolutely adorable. The pop of yellow just brings me joy. I love that I can take these out with me when it's raining and not have to worry about damage to the earphones. I enjoy that I can do house work without having my phone in my hand or falling into things while I'm cleaning. The talk and music play time is pretty awesome. As for charging, I find that they charge within an hour. The mircrophone is pretty great as well. Everything about these headphones make me happy and I'm glad I was able to try them out and share them with you all.
FTC Disclosure
This is a sponsored post. I received this product for review by the company through Tomoson. I am not being paid. Everything written is my honest thoughts and opinions.

10/27/16

Review | Gear Ultimate Moscow Mule Pure Copper Mug

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Today's post is a review on an awesome mug I just found out about and couldn't be anymore happy about discovering it. As a mild drinker and a lover of cold drinks such as tea, lemonades and sometimes iced coffee I have been on a hunt to find a way to keep them lasting cold longer. I don't always drink my cold drinks quick enough and when I do get to drinking them they aren't as cold as they were when I first fixed them. Thanks to this new discovery, I no longer have to deal with this issue.
The Moscow Mule Pure Copper Mug from Gear Ultimate is simply amazing! It's a 100% pure copper mug hat keeps all my drinks cold longer than ever and looks amazing!

Basic Specs
Price $16.99 USD
Weight: 4.3 ounces
Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.1 x 3.5 inches

Why Copper?

10/18/16

Review | L'Reve 24K 60 Second Instant Facial Lift Serum

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Today's post is going to be yet another glorious skincare review. This is on a new product and company for myself. I have never heard of L'Reve Cosmetics so when the opportunity was presented for me to try out a product from them I jumped on the wagon to do so. L'Reve Cosmetics is a Miami based ultra-premium skin care retailer serving discerning consumers worldwide. They specialize in and offer one of the most complete lines of guaranteed effective, luxury skin care products designed to help keep your skin looking healthy and youthful for many years to come.
The product I received is their 60 Second Instant Facial Lift Serum. It retails for $29.95 USD and you get 0.5 fl oz of product in a gorgeous silver and pearl colored thick plastic container. There is a pump that comes covered so there's no accidents. I love the pump! Not only is it flush with the container, but it does not pump alot of product out. Literally, a pea size amount which works great for me.

L'Reve Says

10/17/16

Review | Valentia Fresh Mist Calming Toner

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Today's post is a review on the Fresh Mist Calming Toner from Valentia Skin Care. You all know how obsessed I am with their skin care products. Not only are their products affordable, but they have that luxurious feel as well.

Their toner retails for $20 USD and you get 4 fl oz of product in an amber colored plastic bottle with a black spray. This should last about 4-6 months according to their website, but I do about 3-4 sprays depending on how I feel that day so I'd say for me it may last 2-3 months.

I've been using this product for two weeks now. I did receive this product for free courtesy of the company, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Valentia Says
This skin calming toner is the essential step after cleansing and before moisturizing in order to clean pores, balance facial pH, and rid skin of any remaining dirt or makeup. Nano Structured Water enriched with Magnesium, and Vitamin C in this toner dissolves away facial impurities and refreshes stressed out feeling skin. Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil keep skin clear of unsightly blemishes to minimize pores, for an all over clear complexion. This toning elixir is the perfect addition to freshen up any skin care routine.
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Review | Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum

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Today's post is going to be a skin care review on an awesome and interesting serum. As you all know, I've been reviewing a ton of Valentia Skin Care products and today's post in no different.

Valentia is a company that is cruelty free, vegan friendly, uses 98% natural ingredients, made in the US and uses sustainable energy. The company sent over the Night Revive Retinol Serum and I can't explain the excitement. I was definitely on the hunt for a new moisturizer since I had just ran out of my old moisturizer.
For $35 USD you get 1.18 fl oz of product in an amber colored glass with a dropper. As usual the label is simple and elegant -- white with gold foiling and black wording. The serum is a white with a bit of an iridescence to it. The serum smells absolutely lovely citrus smell which is pleasant to my nose. The consistency is very liquidity, but not as fluid as water which I appreciate because it won't get too messy.

I've had this product for a month and have been using it twice a week and sometimes three times a week.

Valentia Says

10/13/16

Tech Review | Jastek 5 in 1 Cable

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Today's post is another tech review and this one is even more useful then the other two reviews I posted. This is a product that can be used every single day; especially for emergencies.
I received the Jastek 5 in 1 Cable for free, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I have been using this cable for the last 2 weeks and it does wonders at charging various types of devices.

Basic Info & Specs
Price: $9.99
Weight: 0.8oz
Size: 7.2 x 3 x 0.6 inches
Quick Info:
Universal use multi charging 6 in 1 cables; 

Compatible with all the following: 
1. For apple 5/6series; 
2. Mini USB supported Devices as digital cameras/camcorders, hard drives,etc. 
3. Micro USB supported Devices as most smartphones,etc. 
4. New USB Type C 3.1 port supported devices. 
My Thoughts
I've been looking for a USB C charger for a while since my fiance has a new phone with only the usb c insert. Thanks to this 5 in 1 cable I can now charge my phone, my fiance's, my brothers iPhone and other phones with ease. I've used this to charge portable batteries, bluetooth speakers and headphones. It works amazingly well. Love that it comes with a clip too! Great for on the go and to keep inside of my purse.

If this seems like a useful product, grab yourself one over on Amazon. It's a definite bag essential.

10/11/16

Tech Review | Marsee Zero X Bluetooth Speaker

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Today's post is the second tech review and I'm glad to be getting these on a roll. This next review is on the Marsee Zero X Bluetooth Speaker.
I have never owned a portable bluetooth speaker before, but I've always wanted one. I was excited when this came in the mail! I did receive this speaker at a discounted price, but all thoughts are my own.

Basic Info & Specs

Tech Review | Oasis Beats Bluetooth Headphones

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Today's post is going to be the first in a new "series" I'm starting in which I review various tech items for the phones, laptops and more. I definitely want to diversify my blog and youtube channel every now and then.
This first tech review is going to be on the Oasis Beats Bluetooth Headphones that I received at a discounted price. I've been using these headphones now for about 2 weeks and I'm in love with them!

Basic Info & Specs

10/6/16

Review | Buena Skin 100% Pure Shea Butter

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Today's post is going to be a review on Buena Skin's 100% Pure Shea Butter. A great product that's great for skin, hair and nails.
I've been enjoying this product for the past week and few days. I normally stay away from Shea Butter because they tend to be overly greasy for me. However, this shea butter is amazing! First off, this product shipped with great packaging. The product itself is hard and grainy, but I found that warming it under hot water for a few mins helped to loosen it up. After I was able to loosen up the shea butter I grabbed a bit of it and warmed it in my hands. It melted within minutes and hydrated my hands. It does feel greasy, but it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a greasy feeling. The smell is similar to that of play-doh, but not too strong.

I really love this product. I've used on my skin after a shower, on my hair, on my son's hair and on my cuticles. Such a great product. Highly recommend it!

If you're interested in trying this product go grab you one from their Amazon page. You won't regret it!
FTC Disclaimer
I received this product at a discounted price, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not paid for this review.

9/16/16

Review | Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

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Today's post is a review on an awesome moisturizer. I was able to yet again work with the phenomenal company Valentia with the release of their newest skincare product. I have reviewed numerous products from them (all of which I love and highly recommend), so I was super excited when I got the chance to review this.

Valentia is a company that is cruelty free, vegan friendly, uses 98% natural ingredients, made in the US and uses sustainable energy. The company sent over the Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer and I can't explain the excitement. I was definitely on the hunt for a new moisturizer since I had just ran out of my old moisturizer.
Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

7/8/16

Marc Jacobs Glowstick Unboxing

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Today's post is an unboxing of the Marc Jacobs Glowstick thanks to Influenster. I was very ecstatic to receive this voxbox because Marc Jacobs is a brand I always wanted to try out personally (outside of my freelance makeup kit).
I loved how it came in a all black box with white writing to mirror the box packaging of the product really nice. I also appreciated the mini pamphlet that was included on highlighting the face. To see the unboxing, skip ahead to 9:09 in the video below.


This retails for $42 USD and can be purchased on the Marc Jacobs site or Sephora. It comes in a gorgeous sleek white container with 0.49oz

Marc Jacob Says

7/7/16

Maybelline Vivid Matte Review

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Today's post is a review of the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks that I received from Influenster. I was so excited when I got this product in the mail because I've been interested in trying them out myself for some time.
Inside my Voxbox I received a card with all the necessary information as well as two shades. A nude in Nude Flush and a red in Rebel Red. I have swatched both (in video), but I've only been wearing Nude Flush because it's my absolute fave (lip swatch below)!


The main statement for this collection is "sensuous feel, saturated color." I definitely agree that you get both saturated color and an sensual feeling on the lips. There are 10 shades available retailing for $7.99 USD.

Maybelline Says

5/13/16

Review | Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask

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Today's post is a review on a phenomenal clay mask. I was given the opportunity to review another product from Valentia skincare. They were kind enough to send me this product for free, so I definitely want to say thank Valentia for that. Valentia is a company that is cruelty free, vegan friendly, uses 98% natural ingredients, made in the US and uses sustainable energy.

The company sent over the Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask. I enjoy playing with different types of masks because they give me the chance to pamper myself. I always make sure to have at least one to two days of me time, which includes a pamper session for myself.
For $25 USD you get 4 fl oz which can last about 5 months if used once or twice a week. Valentia has stunning packaging with their white and gold box and simple font. I love how elegant it looks without being over done or overwhelming in look. The mask itself comes in a white Polypropylene container with a gray and gold foiled label.

The clay mask is a nude-gray color and smells absolutely stunning -- fruity and tart. I've used this mask 4 times to thoroughly form an opinion on how this product feels and performs.

Valentia Says
Not your ordinary mask, this clay mask removes excess dirt and oil from the skin caused by makeup, environmental toxins, and everyday contaminants. Kaolin Clay helps pull dirt and oil to the surface, offering a deep cleanse that leaves skin clean and clear. Added Hibiscus and Cranberry Fibers make this mask unique, providing an extra layer of skin exfoliation, leaving skin feeling and looking smoother, and softer. This Detoxifying Clay Mask reverses and clears away skin damage, giving you stronger, firmer and healthier skin.
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