Lipstick of the Week

Hello Passionista

Fall is here baby!

This liquid lipstick in the color wannabe by Tarte is one of my favorites for fall. Wannabe is the perfect universal dark nude for just about every type of outfit. It’s something about breezy and cold weather with a cardigan and dark lip stick that makes me feel fancy. I love how long it liquid formula lasts. I only had to apply once for the entire work day.

When using a lip pencil, I recommend matching Mac lip pencil in the color plum.

Lipstick of the Week

Hello Passionista

It’s Friday!!! We’ve almost made it through this week. It has been a long one for me and I can’t wait to relax for the weekend.

Even though it’s been a rough week, I’m always determined not to look like what I feel like. Today I’m enjoying the GA sunshine with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in the color Spice.

Purchased from ULTA on sale for buy 1 get one week during National Lipstick Day. I love this color, so I have to have it. It will definitely be a favorite in my fall makeup essentials.

Blooper:

Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick

Hello Passionista!

I love my nudes and flesh tone lipsticks, but this week I decided to do something different. I’ve been rocking this Smashbox always on liquid lipstick in the color Miss Conduct. This is actually a sample I received in a Ipsy bag months ago.

I like red lipstick. It makes me feel pretty and fierce on the inside and outside. But I normally only wear it for special occasions not a everyday thing. I wanted to do something different so I’ve been pairing my cheetah print flats (shoes) and red lip stick for this week office fashions. The color is not to bold. It’s a darker red which I like.

I’m a fan of the Smashbox brand and the color is growing on me. I believe I would purchase this color lipstick by Smashbox once I finish this sample tube. It’ll be a good color option to add to my holiday collection of lipsticks.

Normally, I like to line my lips with a lip pencil before using a lipstick. But I only have brown tone lip pencils and I don’t think it looked good with red. So what color liner should I use? Red? What’s a cheap brand to try that has a good red lip pencil?

Bobby Brown Rich Color Gloss

Hello Passionistas!!!

This week’s lipstick of the week is actually a lip gloss by Bobby Brown Cosmetics -Rich Color Gloss in the color, Pink Cocoa 12. I’ve been using this product all year.

This gloss formula is thick but not sticky. It actually last a long time if you’re not eating or drinking. Since it’s a gloss of course it’s going to transfer over to a cup or napkin when eating and drinking. But the formula is rich enough to hold its form and color when on your lips. It doesn’t smudge nor harden. The color Pink Cocoa just tickles my fancy soooo much. It’s cute and neutral to match with just about any make up look. An added benefit to the gloss is that the color is so close to my skin tone. Y’all know how much I love nude colors.

You don’t really need a liner for this gloss but, Of course, I use my Mac lip pencil in the color Plum to line my lips.

What other glosses should I try? Comment below.

Lipstick of the Week

Hello Passionistas!!!

This week I have been rocking my Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick, in the color Veronica and Mac lip pencils, in the color Plum.

The Plum lip pencil is a go to make up essential for me. Since I love nude colors, plum goes good with just about every lip color I wear. Mac lip pencil lasts a long time. It’s well worth $18.

I don’t normally purchase Anastasia Beverly Hills products. But ULTA was running a sale back in July on the brand- buy one get on free. I thought it was a great deal on a $22 Lipstick, so I purchased the Veronica liquid lipstick along with another matte lipstick that I will feature another week. The formula spreads nicely, making it easy to apply and it lasts a long time. I often reapply after drinking anything. Best of all it’s easy to wipe off.

What other lipstick colors from Anastasia Beverly Hills do you recommend? Comment below.

OOTD|Dare to be Different

Hello Passionistas !!!

Yesterday, my girls and I experienced yet another outstanding show by Beyoncé featuring Jay Z at the On The Run 2 Tour. It’s always a pleasure when 👑🐝 blesses us with her creativity and stage presence.

This show was my 1st time watching Chloe x Halle (Beyoncé’s artist) perform live. I love those girls! They are such great artists and I am a BIG fan. I even made t-shirts to wear to the concert.

Check out my wardrobe choice:

Black Tee (Men’s) purchased at Walmart

Red Biker shorts purchased at Walmart

Black and White Vans

Beauty Supply store clear fanny pack

NATURAL HAIR PROTECTIVE STYLE

I’ve had this hairstyle idea in my head for a while, but never had the opportunity to do it until the concert. It turnt out better than I thought. The black choker, hoop earrings and makeup really brought the whole look together for me.

CHLOE X HALLE SHIRTS MADE BY ME

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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Sephora Shadows (blogmas day 11)

Happpppppyyyyy Monday!!!!!

Welcome to day 11 of Blogmas!!!

During my trip to the mall, I came across a crazy deal. Sephora has a deal of spend $50 or more and save $15… as well as $5 eye shadows!

Last summer I started a eyeshadow palette of Sephora brand eye shadows. Here is what I have so far:

I’m adding 2 more that will complete my palette, for what. I may switch some of them out around summer time.

These 2 shimmer colors are Stadium Fever and Tahitian Peral. Perfect colors for the holidays!

See you tomorrow !!!

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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