OOTD: Causal Friday

Happy Friday, Passionistas!

Today, I am going to do some exploring. So I decided to dress super causal.

I am wearing:

Blush Colored long cardigan from Forever XII

Tank top from Forever XII

Denim pants from Old Navy

Quilted Taupe Booties from Just Fab

Accessorized with Sol Theory sunglasses and crossbody handbag from Forever XII

CHEERS TO THE WEEKEND💝

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Sol Theory Review

Well Hello, Passionista!!!!

Some of you may know but for some of you this is new information. I am a brand ambassador for SOL Theory.

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Sol Theory is a trendy eyewear subscription service. They have multiple packages to choose from starting at $12.99/ month.

For the most part I have only purchased the HERS Single Pair Box. Last month I tried the HERS Single Pair + Two Jewelry Accessories box. I’m not big on jewelry so this month I went have to the HERS Single Pair Box.

I want to try the HIS & HER Box as well.

 

 

Here’s how you get started:

Just go to sol-theory.myshopify.com, create an account, select your favorite box, use code PASSIONLOCKED for 20% off your first box, and discover new eyewear every month. But just in case you change your mind you can change your subscription options or cancel at any time.

Subscription Options:

  • HERS Single Pair + Three Beauty Products
  • HERS Single Pair Box
  • HERS Single Pair + One Jewelry Accessory
  • HIS & HER Box
  • HERS Two Pair Box
  • HERS Single Pair + Two Jewerly Accesories
  • HIS Single Pair Box
  • HIS Two Pair Box

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!🤷🏽‍♀️

Don’t Forget: Sol Theory -They offer a monthly subscription service of unique sunglasses. They have several affordable packages to choose from and you can cancel at any time. Check them out- use code: PASSIONLOCKED for 20% off your first purchase. I just got my first pair in the mail and I love them. I can’t wait to share them with you all in a upcoming blog.

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Part 2 Target Beauty Box

Good Day Passionistas!

I am back to share with you my second Target Beauty Box! If you didn’t see the first review I did last week, please click here to read that post.


The Target Beauty Box is not a subscription service. It’s a online only, monthly beauty box for only $7. The box is packed with about 5-8 trial size items and $3 off coupon for beauty purchases of $15 or more. Honestly, this is a great deal. They’ll make perfect gifts for your friends and family members during the holidays without breaking the bank. If you go order this box now is $5 instead of $7… Hurry go order one.

If you are a RED card member at Target you get the 5% off for using your card and shipping is free. So for only $14.24, let me show you what I got this month….

 

The September – Total Hydration Beauty Box came with

img_8642We all know, I love a gooood sheet mask. This Panda Calming Facials Sheet Mask stood no chance when I opened this box.

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I love leave in conditioners. I have been using the Curls brand for a while now. I love the unique smell and feel of all their products. I’ve been using this Blueberry Leave In Conditioner on the ends of my curly hair.

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I mean … We all know that Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion hits the spot for all you dry skin areas. I have this little trial size bottle at my desk. You’d be surprised how many times I look down at my feet throughout the day and see that they are yet again ashy.

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St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub was the first facial care product I used on my face as a teenager. I didn’t have bad skin or acne problems. So I did not need a super intense product. Just something simple to scrub off any dead skin, exfoliate, and clean the surface. Even now I don’t use any harsh facial products and this product is still in my skin care routine.

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The next time I wash my hair I will definitely be using this, Curls Unleashed Curl Defining Creme.

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It’s getting cold out so my lips most definitely need this Chapstick Hydration in Blood Orange. I HATE chapped and dry lips.

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I use Shea Moisture products ALL the time. I actually have the SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Argan Milk Shampoo and Blowout Creme in the full size already so a little extra will always help.

 

Don’t forget… If you think I should do a beauty box giveaway, comment and let me know. I saw one comment from my last post.I have tons of products and samples I could put together a Passion Box to giveaway. 

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Don’t forget to check out Sol Theory , a monthly sunglass subscription. Use promo code PASSIONLOCKED for 20% off your 1st box.

 

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Target Sepetember “Your New Basics” Beauty Box

Happy Saturday Passionistas!

So… I finally got my hands on the Target Beauty Box!

I have been trying to order one for at least 2 months now, but they are only while supplies last. They sell out quick. But I was able to get the September Total Hydration Beauty Box  and the September Your New Basics Beauty Box.

The Target Beauty Box is not a subscription service. It’s a online only, monthly beauty box for only $7. The box is packed with about 5-8 trial size items and $3 off coupon for beauty purchases of $15 or more. Honestly, this is a great deal. They’ll make perfect gifts for your friends and family members during the holidays without breaking the bank.

If you are a RED card member at Target you get the 5% off for using your card and shipping is free. So for only $14.24, let me show you what I got this month….

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The September – Your New Basics Beauty Box came with

img_8630Acure Ultra-Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner with argan extract and argan oil. The shampoo and conditioner formula is mild and good for sensitive skin. It’s also sulfate-free.

I’ve seen this product on shelf in many stores, but never purchased or used it. Now that I have these trial sizes I will definitely try it out, when I go back to wearing my natural curls for winter.

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Simple Micellar Water with no harsh chemical and artificial perfume or dyes. I am very big on make up wipes to take off my makeup, just because it’s quick and simple. Lately I have been using micellar water or gel to clean my face before applying make-up. You know just to make sure my face is really clean before I spread make-up all over it. I currently have the Garnier Micellar Water, but I’ve tried this product and love them both. This trial size bottle is great for travel, so I don’t have to carry around the big bottle in my suitcase or overnight bag. The box also included 2 dual-sided up & up Premium Cotton Rounds.

I thought that was a clever idea. Typical me, after I opened the box and took my blog pictures- I used the micellar water and cotton rounds right away. I used wanted to see how it felt.

img_8636Covergirl Tease Mascara for full natural lashes. I have seen the commerical for this new Total Tease product but wasn’t inspired to go purchase it. Honestly, I hardly ever buy mascara because I never run out. I have so many beauty subscriptions and mascara is so popular that I also have one. I don’t have a favorite brand or type or anything like that. But since a FULL size bottle of the Total Tease was in the box, I will use it.

 

Side Note: Every month I get so many eye liners, brow pins and mascara that I would never be able to use them all. So maybe I pick a few that I haven’t opened and do a little giveaway. Stay Tuned!  <Okay Back to The Review>
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Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb with vitamin C and E to help promote healthy skin.

Honestly, I’ve never come across this product before, but who doesn’t love a good moisturizer. I can’t stand the feeling of a dirty face. So I keep facial wipes in my purse to wipe my face throughout the day if I need to. You know after you cleanse your face it can feel dry so you need to hydrate it. This little jar is the perfect size. I carry it in my purse for a little refresh throughout the day.

img_8631Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion with almond oil.

If you’ve been following Passion Locked for a while, I featured this product in one of my favorites blogs a few posts back. But my thoughts have changed since. I no longer like this product. I don’t know if they change the formula or ingredients, but it doesn’t make my skin feel nice and soft or hydrated after showering – and I still have to put on lotion afterwards. I’ll be adding this product to my giveaway box.

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Sensodyne ProNamel Strong & Bright Toothpaste for sensitive teeth and cavity prevention.

I use Crest toothpaste, because growing up that’s what my parents bought for the house. So when I moved out on my own and started purchasing toothpaste for myself, I went with what I knew. But I’m open to trying new things.

Stay Tuned for Part 2 of this review for a look at other box I got.

If you think I should do a beauty box giveaway, comment and let me know.

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Don’t forget to check out Sol Theory, a monthly sunglass subscription. Use promo code PASSIONLOCKED for 20% off your 1st box.

 

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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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