Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Kindness of Friends

Hello Everyone!


One of my dear friends on Instagram Julia sent me a few items in the mail last week. I wanted to share with you the items she sent me :)
Side Note: Julia also sent me a card with a handwritten letter, but I typically don't share those type of personal things on social media.



I think giving a Bible to someone is one of best gifts a person can receive. The Bible is filled with stories of inspiration and hope that helps us get through life and it's challenges.


I love how you can color the illustrations in this Bible. You're able to get inspiration and color at
the same time. I've seen adult coloring books as a way to relieve stress and anxiety, but I like this idea much better. Julia even sent colored pencils (as seen in to my introduction picture)


This sun catcher is absolutely beautiful and it's my favorite color pink! I'm looking for the perfect place to hang this in my room.  


You know the one things I like about social media? It gives you a chance to interact with people who share your interests. This is one reason why I love Instagram and blogger so much! I met Julia a few months and Instagram has given us the opportunity to become great friends! She is such a beautiful person inside and out that loves her family and those around her. She is truly an example that good hearted people still exist in this world. I want to thank Julia again for sending over these items!


March 2017 Posts




February 2017 Posts 

My Life in January 2017

Valentine's Day Inspired Makeup: Soft Smokey Eyes and Red Lips

My Milani Lipstick Collection 

Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Recent Manicures ft. Zoya Nail Polish

Currently Using 

Inspirational Post: Forgiveness 

Projects with Pilar: Bright Yellow Scarf and Hat Set 

Foundation Tips


Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Trilogy Products Review

Hello Everyone!


* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Trilogy. I want to thank Trilogy for sending these products for review. All opinions are 100% my own.

I was recently contacted about reviewing sample products from a New Zealand beauty company called Trilogy. Today I will be sharing my thoughts about a few items that I received. All information is courtesy of
https://www.trilogyproducts.com




1.  Cream Cleanser


Soft, smooth completely clean skin with rosehip, evening primrose, carrot.

This simple one-step cleanser does more than just remove make-up and impurities from face and eyes. Non-drying, it leaves skin feeling smoother, softer and beautifully refreshed.  It's your perfect preparation morning and night.

My Thoughts

I used this to remove my makeup and I really like how easily my makeup came off of my face. Since this was a sample size cleanser I was able to use this cleanser twice. After usage my face clean  and my face didn't feel dry.


2.  Vital Moisturizing Cream


Daily nourishment and hydration with Rosapene, marula, orange flower.

A versatile performance moisturiser for all skin types. Non-greasy and quickly absorbing, it provides immediate nourishment and hydration while helping to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

I added this moisturizer to my nightly skincare routine and my face felt so rejuvenated when I woke up. The claims are true this moisturizer is very fast absorbing and non greasy.  The scent is a little strong, but it does fade.


3.  Everything Balm


Beauty multi-tasker for everyone, everywhere with rosehip, echinacea and pawpaw.


Everything Balm fixes everything … use me everywhere … nourishing and protecting for face and body … soothing dry, chapped skin … softening, smoothing and moisturising … lip conditioning … cuticle care … melting massage oil … ideal for the whole family (bubs as well) … perfect for travel…

My Thoughts

Since Winter decided to come back last week lol I used this on my lips. The balm is very hydrating and kept my lips moisturized for most of the day.  I also like to apply this balm on my lips at night before I go to bed.

Have you heard of Trilogy? What are your thoughts about their products?

March 2017 Posts



February 2017 Posts 

My Life in January 2017

Valentine's Day Inspired Makeup: Soft Smokey Eyes and Red Lips

My Milani Lipstick Collection 

Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Recent Manicures ft. Zoya Nail Polish

Currently Using 

Inspirational Post: Forgiveness 

Projects with Pilar: Bright Yellow Scarf and Hat Set 

Foundation Tips
Thanks for stopping by my blog!




Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Inspired Makeup

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Today I'm going to be sharing a St. Patrick's Day inspired makeup look.



Products Used


* I'm only going to list the eye makeup products since that was the focus for this look .Let me know in the comments section if you need specific details about products I didn't mention :)

- NYX Eyeshadow Base in White 

- Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette
- Transition Color: Downfall
- Tear Duct and Half of the Lid: Dragon
- Other Half of the Lid: Defy


I hope that you all have a wonderful and safe St. Patrick's Day!

March 2017 Posts



February 2017 Posts 

My Life in January 2017

Valentine's Day Inspired Makeup: Soft Smokey Eyes and Red Lips

My Milani Lipstick Collection 

Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Recent Manicures ft. Zoya Nail Polish

Currently Using 

Inspirational Post: Forgiveness 

Projects with Pilar: Bright Yellow Scarf and Hat Set 

Foundation Tips
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

My Life in February 2017

Hello Everyone!



We all know that February is a short month, but this year is already going by so quickly! Today I have another mostly lifestyle post to share with you. I try to do these post within the first few days of the current month, but hey life happens lol.

Foods


Started the month eating healthy with a salad that I made. I ate salad quite a few times during February. 



Super Bowl Sunday food. I decided to make something simple. I'm so happy the Patriots won! 


I love Taco Bell and all, but I find making my own better and I get more for my money. This is my version of Nacho Bell Grande


I'm still having sinus problems so I've been drinking hot lemon tea to help reduce throat aches



My guilty pleasure. A Slaw Dog from this restaurant named Sandy's in my City.


Miscellaneous


Pictures from my Valentine's Day post.


I wanted to make one more scarf and hat set for myself for the Winter. 


I was super excited when Lion Brand Yarns sent me a few skeins of yarn  that I chose for an upcoming collaboration!


This is a scarf I made for my best friend. He loved it!


Selfies


Another Popcorn Stitch Beanie I made.


My freshly washed natural hair.


No makeup selfie. Always remember to wear your crown.


A Saturday selfie


Lipstick and eyeliner 

There you have it, my life in February.  It was a pretty simple month. I stated earlier in the post that I got this post up a little late. I might take a short break soon, but I will be catching up on your blogs and Instagram this week! I also plan on doing a St. Patrick's Day themed makeup look since I do one every year!

February 2017 Posts 

My Life in January 2017

Valentine's Day Inspired Makeup: Soft Smokey Eyes and Red Lips

My Milani Lipstick Collection 

Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Recent Manicures ft. Zoya Nail Polish

Currently Using 

Inspirational Post: Forgiveness 

Projects with Pilar: Bright Yellow Scarf and Hat Set 

Foundation Tips
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment in Reparing Primrose Review

Hello Everyone!


One of my favorite products to use lately has been lip balms and Lip treatments. Since the weather has been been so unpredictable here, my lips have felt a little dry. Today I wanted to share my thoughts this lip treatment product by Milani.

About the Product



Discover a revolution in lip hydration plus a healthy dose of shine with a first-of-its-kind lip oil in 8 addictively scented, kiss quenching shades. All lip oils are formulated with the natural healing power of Jojoba, Avocado and Tsubaki Oil. As an added benefit, each shade is infused with different nutrient-dense oils that treat a specific concern. The soft, extra plush applicator hugs the curves of your lips, locking in moisture.


My Thoughts 



I've been a fan of rose hip oil since it has so many benefits, and this product didn't disappoint me. I really like how the oil in this lip treatment leaves my lips feeling and hydrated for hours. I started using this near the end of Winter last year, but this is definitely a lip treatment worth using all year long. This lip treatment doesn't feel sticky and it glides on smoothly. I was a little surprised by the large applicator, but you can achieve a nice shine with one swipe on each of your lips. The applicator is also really soft. This is probably the best lip treatment that I've ever had and you can also just wear it as a regular lip gloss.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Battle of the Lip Primers: MAC Prep + Prime vs. Colourpop Lippie Stix Primer

Hello Everyone!


After using Colourpop's Lippie Stix Primer for a few months I thought that I would compare it to one of my favorite lipsticks Primers, MAC Prep + Prime Lip. Before I give my thoughts,  let's get into a little background information about each product. All product information are courtesy of www.maccosmetics.com and www.colourpop.com



1. MAC Prep + Prime Lip 
(net weight 1.7g) 
Price: $5.00




Full Description 

A colour-free base to wear under lipstick.  Adds light moisture, smoothes and refines the lips. Improves the appearance of applied lip products.

Key Claims and Benefits

Reduces lipstick feathering
Provides long-term hydration
Fragrance-free
Oil-free
Dermatologist tested

Usage 

Apply a thin coating over entire lip area and over lip edges
Follow with lip colour
If desired, line lips

2. Colourpop Lippie Stix Primer 
(net weight: 1.0 g) 
Price: $5.00



Description 

Our Lippie Primer enhances the wear of any lip product and keeps your lips looking and feeling healthy!

Product Info 

Lippie Primer allows for a smoothes application of lipstick and Lip Pencil and will enhance the wear of any lip product. Our primer contains Itty bitty spherical beads that fill in lines making lips instantly smooth and plump! It also contains Mango, avocado, and shea butter for moisture and Vitamin E to soothe your lips

Application Tips

Apply the Lippie Primer onto bare lips. Don't forget the outer edge of the lip life-will prevent featuring! Lips will instantly feel smooth and moisturized, creating a perfect base for any lipstick without diluting the pigmentation of your lip product!


My Thoughts



The winner here is MAC Prep + Prime. If you're looking for a lip primer that provides moisture I would go with MAC. Don't get me wrong the Lippie Primer is alright, but in my opiniion it doesn't provide as much moisture as the Prep + Prime. When choosing a lip primer, I like to put it to the test. I wear it alone to see how the lip primer will last. The MAC Prep + Prime leaves my lips feeling moisturized for at 5 or 6 hours before reapplication unlike Colourpop Lippie Primer last about 3 hours before reapplication.


If you wear Colourpop's UML Liquid Lipstick, you probably have noticed that some of the lipsticks are drier than others. For the really dry liquid lipsticks,  I use MAC Prep + Prime to add extra moisture. One of the claims with the Lippie Primer that I find to be false is the the plumper lips effect. My lips look the same after application.


I know that $17.50 may seem a little pricey to pay for a lip primer, but quality of the product is worth the price.



Friday, February 24, 2017

Lion Brand Yarns: First Impressions

Hello Everyone!


* Disclaimer: This post includes PR Samples from Lion Brand Yarns. I want to thank Lion Brand Yarns for sending these items. All opinions are 100% my own.

Today I'm excited to share that I recieved a few skeins of yarn from Lion Brand Yarns! I will be doing a collaboration with the brand on an upcoming Spring project! Spring is such a beautiful season, and I can hardly wait to get started!


The skeins of yarn came neatly packaged in this plastic covering.

This is my first time using Lion Brand Yarns. I was given opportunity to choose the type of yarn for my upcoming project and I went with the Pound of Love (16 oz, 100% Premium Acrylic)


Lavender  (144)

This has to be the softest yarn I have ever felt! I absolutely love the texture. I chained a few loops to get a feel of the yarn and so far I really like this skein of yarn! I'm not going to show the chain I crocheted since I want my project to be surprise :)


Antique White (099)

Since this is a Spring project I'll probably start crocheting over the weekend or the beginning of next week to have it done by early Spring. So stay tuned!

For More information about Lion Brand Yarns 

http://www.lionbrand.com


February 2017 Posts 

My Life in January 2017

Valentine's Day Inspired Makeup: Soft Smokey Eyes and Red Lips

My Milani Lipstick Collection 

Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Recent Manicures ft. Zoya Nail Polish

Currently Using 

Inspirational Post: Forgiveness 

Projects with Pilar: Bright Yellow Scarf and Hat Set 

Foundation Tips


Thanks for stopping by my blog!