Charcoal Infused Nail Polish

Hello Passionistas!

I must admit, I am a girlie girl and I love going to the nail salon to get my nails done, feet scrubbed, and face waxed. But I’ve learned all that can add it. I noticed every 2 two weeks I was spending $70 + multiples tips in the nail salon. FOR WHAT? I can tell I’m growing into a full adult, because I cannot validate spending that much money twice a week. I’ve learned to cut back on my services. Now I only go to the nail salon once a month for a pedicure and eyebrow wax. Let’s be honest, a girl can’t be out here letting her feet rough up. As for my nails, I like to keep them clean and simple. For special occasions I will paint them myself now.

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This is the Charcoal infused nail polish by Nailmedic in the color Volcanic Ash. I love this as a fall color.

 

 

 

This was easy to apply and fast drying – even with 3 coats. It doesn’t have the harsh nail polish smell- which I can appreciate.

I received this samples in a previous ipsy bag (before I canceled my subscription). I will definitely be using this color throughout the fall and winter.

I can’t wait to try some new holiday nail art this season. I’ll be use to do a DIY nail art post .

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My Last Ipsy Bag- May 2018 Review

Hello Passionistas!

This is my review of my May Ipsy Make Up Bag. This will be my last make up bag from Ipsy, I have decided to unsubscribe. If you know of any other skincare/ makeup beauty bags or boxes subscriptions I should try, please share in the comments section.

Products Mentioned:
Adesse New York Organic Infused Nail Lacquer, color: Bellini
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, color: Monte Carlo
Jivi Moisturizer with Micro Algae, scent: Lavender
Elizabeth Mott POP! Goes the Shadow, color: Mermaid Teal

What I’m wearing:
Shirt: From Goodwill
Jewelry: Pandora Bracelets
NO MAKE UP

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December Ipsy Bag Review

Hello Passionistas

There has been soo much going on that I am just now posting this review of my December Ipsy Bag. I must say I really enjoyed this months bag. I was thinking about maybe canceling my subscription for Ipsy because I never actually re-purchase any of the items- but this bag has encouraged me to keep my subscription just a little longer.

This is what I got this month:

img_0381ASLMissGlam Makeup Brush feels so good on my skin. I don’t buy different brands of brushes, my brand of choice is ELF. So getting different brands of makeup brushes in my subscription make up bag is a refresher. This is the 3rd brush I have received in a ipsy bag. I enjoy testing out new and different brushes. I always have dirty brushes, so having clean back up brushes is least a plus. You can never have too many makeup brushes.

img_0380You all should know by now I love sheet mask. To my surprise I received 2 sheet mask this bag, Purlisse Green Tea + Ginger Rejuvenating Sheet Mask and Coconut + Rice Nourishing Sheet Mask. I’ve never heard of this brand before, but I like the product. I was excited about the Green Tea and Ginger mask, so I used it first. It was as expected smelled great, felt soothing, and left my skin feeling refreshed.

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Charcoal is a booming trend the skincare industry. This winter I have taken a high sense of liking to anything charcoal in skincare products. This Global Beauty Card Charcoal wash-off mask is a wonderful treat to play in. I haven’t quick used it because I waiting for the right moment. The product is a mud based solution that helps unclogs pores and life away impurities. I want to wait until my skin is clogged with 2-day makeup and sweat cause I’ve been to busy partying … ha!

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I love Smashbox. I love red lips. So…. this Smashbox Lipstick in the color Legendary was a great added accessory to my makeup looks. I am not as much as a red lip girl as I’d like to be. But this little red stick is the perfect size for my red lip moments.

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I have received like three City Color Cosmetics Shimmer shadow in my bag, this one is  in the color It’s A Girl. I love these shimmer shadows, they are super pigmented and rich in color. I currently wear a bronze shimmer shadow from a summer bag I received -with my everyday makeup look.

img_0382Bonus Buy: If you are a Ipsy Bag Subscriber you know you can gain points and purchase select items with the points you earn. So I used my points to purchase this NYX Professional Makeup Faux Blacks Eyeliner in the color midnight.


I want to start sharing new products,deals,and promos with you all. So after each post I will share a great deal that you should explore.

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November Ispy Bag (Blogmas Day 14)

Hellooooooooooooooo!

OMG! Blagmas Day 14!!!!!!!!

Okay!

I do not know why I waited so long to open my Ispy Bag. There’s just been a lot going on. But let’s see what I got…

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Tarte Blush in color “Feisty”

Tarte is a really good brand, but their products just doesn’t fit my style. I don’t really wear blush. I prefer a natural glow highlighter instead. Personally, I don’t even think this color will show up on my skin. I will probably give this to a friend.

 

 

 

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Skyn Iceland- Berry Lip Fix

Love this!!!! I literally have lip balms stored everywhere- at my desk at work, my purse, car, coat pocket, bathroom, and even on my night stand. And I was running low on my favorite bath and body works lip balm in my makeup bag. This is one item I may even re-purchase.

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Naked Cosmetics Eyeshadow

This color is amazing. I think it will also go well with the Sephora shadows I purchased earlier this week. Maybe I can do a “Get ready with me” vlog with this item to show you how I glam it up.

 

 

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Nomad Brow Powder

Now, I am not good at doing brows. So I don’t know how much use this product will get, but I am going to try it. First I need to watch more youtube videos to figure out how to perfect my brows.

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ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in color “Baracuda”

This is the second colourpop item I have received in my ispy bag. The first one was a gloss and I don’t really wear glosses. But this one is more of a liquid lip stick with a matte finish. I LOVE it. It is a shade I can wear as a everyday natural look.

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September Ipsy Bag

Hello Passionistas!!!

So I am a little late on September Ipsy bag review.


Honestly, I wasn’t really excited about this bag. I love the sleek faux leather black bag. But the items did not tickle my fancy.🤦🏾‍♀️

My bag contained:

Elizabeth Molt Pop! Goes the Shadow in the color Toasted

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I love a good natural toned eye shadow for everyday simple make-up. But this is an item that I’ve gotten before – or one similiar. I am still using the other one I got a bag or two past. I will use this eventually. Right now it’s with the pile of other make-up I don’t use often.

 

Colourpop Ulta Glossy Lip (in this frosted Pink color)

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First off, I’m not a fan of lip gloss. I prefer matte lipstick or liquid lipstick. I used to buy colourpop lipstick and liners all the time. But then I was introduced to others that I liked better like Tarte and Anastasia Beverly Hills. I’m into nudes and flesh colors right now and if I do a color lip I like darker colors. So I haven’t wore this. I might add this to the collection of items I plan on giving away.

 

Birch Juice Hydro Sleeping Pack.

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This is a product that I have been using in the evening. Normally I come home from work and wash my makeup off my face and use my Aveeno Daily Facial Moisturizer to moisturize my face. Recently, I’ve been using this product at night and the Aveeno in the morning after washing my face. They both feel the same. The texture is non greasy and rubs in smooth.  So this a product I may purchase the full size of.

 

Ciate Wonderwand Mascara.

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I got one of these last month. As I said then, I love these miniature mascaras. They are the perfect size for makeup bags. And mascara is mascara- I’m loyal to no brand of mascara. I’ll use just about any type. But right now I’m still using the makeup forever brand. I don’t know about y’all but it take (seems like) forever it finish a mascara.

 

Feel Renewed. Pumpkin Walnut Facial Cleanser.

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I love a great facial. But I’ve been on the sheet mask trend. But I will use this on eventually.

Hopefully I like my October bag better!🤷🏽‍♀️

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Good Vibes ONLY- Ipsy Bag

img_8398Good Day Passionista!

First off, let me tell you how much I have been enjoying my August Ipsy makeup bag. I almost forget to write a blog and show y’all my goodies for this month.

This month I was graced with this lovely “Good Vibes Only” make up bag. It is sooooo cute. I don’t know what next month bag looks like yet- but it might be hard for me to separate from this little cutie.

Any who… on to the good stuff inside the bag

 

Y’all should know how much I enjoy sheet mask by now… LOL

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I finally got some mask sheets in my bag this month. These mask are from Leaders Insoultion. So far I have used the Pore Gone for Good- Pore Refining sheet mask. I really liked the product. I was easy to unfold and it fit my face just right. I have used some sheet mask recently that have been just too wet and ended up being messy- liquid running down my face and all. I have even come across some that were too small or to big for my face, which was annoying. But this one was just right.

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I am in love with this cute mini Make Up Forever excessive Lash mascara. I have honestly used this everyday since I got it. I think I like the size of it best of all. It fits in my makeup bag perfectly. This has been my first time using a mascara by Make Up Forever, and I like it. I haven’t cried lately- so I don’t know how it will hold up during one of my secret cry sessions (LOL) But it has been my best “pocketbook” friend so far.

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It seems like every month I get a eye pencil or liquid liner. That’s cool and all… but I have not mastered the eye lining technique. These days I don’t have hours to stand in the mirror and try over and over again. So I honestly have not used this product (and don’t plan on it). I don’t know why I keep getting eye pencils and liners every month. I think I need to go on the website and look at my preferences and change them. No worries tho- I will be sure to pass this along to someone who I know will use it.

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This is my second time getting a make-up brush and I’m not mad about it. The last brush I got was a contouring brush, I believe. Again, I don’t have time for all that. So I have been using it for my creamy foundation or concealer, before putting on powder foundation. This Crown Foundation brush feels really good and I will use it for my more detailed make up sessions when I’m highlighting and baking my face.

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My last item was this Willkommen eyeshadow. I like natural colors so I will be using this in the winter. I haven’t used it yet because I am still stuff on the City of Color Cosmetic shimmery shadow I got last month.  I used to be into eye palettes alot, but now I need more convenient make up. So these individual shadows are dope.

 

 

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My 1st Ipsy Bag

Hello Passionistas!

I thought it would be fun to sign up for the monthly ipsy bag. Last week, I received my first bag and it’s super cute. If you don’t know about the ipsy bag, it is a $10 monthly subscription of 5 beauty products hand picked for you. I am a major product junkie, and I love make-up and cosmetics so this is perfect for me.

The cloth cosmetic bag is really chic and perfect for my “On-The-Good” make-up bag for my purse.

This month I received a:

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  • Nail Polish by Trust Fund Beauty
  • Chia 5-in-1 defining curl cream by Trissola
  • NYX Whipped Fouette for lips and cheeks, in the color “Cocoa Bean”
  • City Colors Cosmetics Shimmer Shadow, in the color “Cheers to Life”
  • Skone Cosmetics eye waterproof liner, in the color “Jet Black”

I often purchase NYX products, but all of the other brands are new to me. YAY !!!

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I have to admit I never buy nail polish, I just pick from what they have at the nail salon. But I think I will most definitely take this to the nail shop for my next pedi appointment.

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Surprisingly, I have never came across this chia product before. It has mineral oil and it’s paraben- free. So I am excited to try it on my natural curl .

 

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Now this whipped fouette has my interest. I wouldn’t put it on my cheeks tho. But it creamy and soft on my lips. I love this nude-ish color of it. It’s great for my daily office make-up look. I literally wear it every day and only reply it after lunch.

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I love natural toned shimmer shadows for my daily office make-up look. It not to dramatic and gives me that natural glow with the help of a little eyeliner and mascara. I apply  it with my NYX eye shadow primer and I don’t have to worry about it rubbing off during the day. This is definitely my favorite product from this month’s selection.  

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I still have not mastered a perfect liner wing for my eyes. But I have been watching YouTube tutorials practicing with the NYX felt eyeliner pin. Now that I have this Skone Cosmetics eyeliner, I’m excited to do my eyes every morning. It’s easy to hold and the thin felt point helps me get the fine line that hard to do with the creamy sticks.

I am anticipating next month’s bag!!! Stay tuned for more Ispy reviews.

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Until Next TIme,

XOXOXO

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