Friday, April 29, 2016

Purple Makeup for Prince (Artisitic Expression)

Hello Everyone! 



Yesterday my city had a tribute concert for Prince. I'm still in a state of shock that he died! He was such a talented and creative artist and he will truly be missed! Unfortunately I couldn't make the concert yesterday, nonetheless I wanted to created a fun purple themed makeup look for such an amazing artist. RIP Prince! 




Products Used



* Eyes *

- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk 
- Sedona Lace Pretty Lil Mz Grace Palette 


1. Transition color in the Crease 

2. In Tear Duct and the whole Lid
      
- Younique Moodstruck Fiber Lash Mascara 


* Face *

- Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser (primer)

- Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in Warm Honey 


* Lips *


- Colourpop Ultra Satin Lipstick in So Wavy


Typically I don't wear make this loud and bright, but it was fun and artistic expression purposes. I had fun creating this look! The lipstick So Wavy from Colourpop is out of my comfort zone, but I love it! I'll probably create another toned down makeup look using it in the future!


Did your city/town have any tributes for Prince? 


Image courtesy of Google


The Fountain in Five Points dyed purple in honor of Prince. Isn't it pretty? Like I said I wasn't able to make the concert, but this is an Image courtesy of Facebook the day before the event



Also, I know I'm behind on my responding back on your comments on my blog, but I'll be doing that over the weekend! 


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Current Hair Cair Routine Ft. Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair

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I recently started using these products from Cantu Beauty for natural hair. Since my hair is natural, I thought these products would help tame my frizziness and moisturize my hair.


Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair
Cleansing Cream Shampoo


This creamy shampoo lathers well and leaves my hair feeling really clean. I like how all these products are sulfate free!

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair
Hydrating Cream Condition 


This conditioner helps control my frizzy hair. I noticed that when either blow dry or air dry my hair my feels and looks less frizzy. When I used these products I use 

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair
Leave-In Conditioning Cream


This is such a good leave in conditioner. Since my hair is prone to dryness and frizz, this leave in conditioner leaves my hair feeling soft and moisturized all day long. I apply this confitioner while my hair is still damp. I notice when I use this product my hair is less frizzy! I love it! My hope is that this leave in conditioner will work well on my hair over the Summer since my hair get more frizzy when the weather is hot.


This leave in conditioner, along with the shampoo, and conditioner smell so good! All three products smell the same! The Shea Butter in all these problems didn't trigger my allergies.



What are some hair care products that you're currently using?


My Previous Hair Care Links



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Monday, April 25, 2016

Mielle Organics: Babassu Oil Conditioning Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner Review

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Mielle Organics. All opinions are 100% my own.

As you may remember in my last post this is hair care week on my blog. Also I want to thankyou for all your kind comments on my hair in the last post as well!

I'm all about healthy hair care so I was excited when Mielle Organics sent me a few of their hair care products to use on my hair. I want to thank Mielle Organics for me sending me these products to review.


THE MIELLE LIFE



We wholeheartedly believe that what is consumed by the body is displayed in our outward appearances. We choose to promote natural, organic ingredients, and are proud to exclusively use natural products derived from rooted plant oils and natural herbs.


Products list from Mielle Organics and the founder Monique Rodriquez

Understanding the ingredients for effective hair care products is a science, and Mielle Organics founder, Monique Rodriguez has tested and proven the effectiveness of the Mielle Organics product line. Mielle Organics’ products are paraben-free, and no harsh chemicals or harmful preservatives are ever used. From scientifically-proven research to a proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals, herbs and amino acids, Mielle Organics has developed a surefire product line to produce the best results. We guarantee it.


Spokeswoman Yandy Smith for Mielle Organics



1. Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner



Our new Babassu oil and Mint Deep conditioning protein/moisture replenisher will restore dry and damaged hair. This native Amazonian palm fruit is high in sterols and tocopherols which are healthy for the hair and scalp.

Enriched with fatty acids that provide a rich softness to the hair. Derived from natural oils and cetearyl alcohol which helps reduce frizz and fly-aways. This deep conditioner is filled with two complex amino acids from wheat, soy and other natural sources that actually mimic the function of hair amino acids helping to restore the function and moisture to damaged and dry hair.

Safe to use on color treated hair.


2. Babassu Oil Conditioning Sulfate-Free Shampoo


Our rich Babassu Deep conditioning Shampoo for dry and curly hair types contains gentle botanically derived surfactants and rich moisturizing agents to soften, moisturize and strengthen the hair.

Babassu oil is derived from an amazonian palm fruit that is high sterols and and tocopherols. A naturally derived surfactant from corn starch glucose which contain naturally fatty alcohol for moisture.

A high foaming power which improves the conditioning of the shampoo, without stripping the hair leaving it soft and moisturized. Almond protein provides strength and elasticity. Hibiscus extract provides shine and manageability.



My Thoughts

You may remember that in one of my prior posts, that I mentioned that I condition my hair first before I shampoo my hair. Well, I did the same process when I used these products.

The Conditioner:

The first thing I noticed is the scent. This conditioner has a very strong mint and lemon scent. If you have ever eaten Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, this conditioner reminds of those cookies with hints of lemon. I really didn't notice the tingling sensation on my scalp as stated in the claims, but I could tell that this conditioner works well for my hair and there aren't any harsh chemicals in this product. I let my hair air dry.
If your not a fond of strong mint and lemon scents you probably might want to skip this product. The scent fades once you dry your hair, but you can still notice the scent. I really think this is a good conditioner and my

The Shampoo:

The shampoo has a light fresh mint and lemon scent. It's no where near as strong as the conditioner. I really like how it only takes a small amount of shampoo to lather my hair well. There aren't any harsh chemicals in this shampoo which is good because since my hair is frizzy some chemicals tend to dry my hair out. My hair feels so soft and moisturized.

Overall I think these products are worth giving a try because of the vitamins and nutrients these products provide for your hair. I've used both these products numerous times since I received them and my hair feels so healthy and I've noticed a reduction in frizz.


For more information about Mielle Organics visit

http://www.mielleorganics.com


My Previous Hair Care Link
Gorge I'll Make You Look Amazing Daily Spray


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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Gorge I’ll Make You Look Amazing Daily Spray Review

Hello Everyone!


* Disclaimer: This is a PR Sample I received in my Fab Fit Fun Welcome Box. All opinions are 100% my own.

Today I wanted to jump start hair care week on my blog. Throughout the next week, I'll be sharing with you some of my favorite  hair care products and a few new reviews as well! Lets get started with my Gorge I’ll Make You Look Amazing Daily Spray Review

About the Product and Claims
http://gorgehair.com/products/i-ll-make-you-look-amazing-daily-spray

Psst, don’t tell anybody, but this is your secret weapon that does 10 amazing things at once:

1) Protects your hair from heat styling tools
2) Detangles instantly and increases manageability
3) Prevents your ends from splitting
4) Adds amazing shine
5) Repairs damaged hair
6) Seals in the cuticles and protects the color
7) Stops hair breakage
8) Enhances the natural body
9) Seals in moisture
10) Creates smooth, silky hair

Forget everything you’ve tried before, I’ll make you look amazing will smooth your hair, eliminate frizz, restore incredible shine and enhance your natural body. It is the best nourishing treatment you can find and will leave your hair soft and bouncy, ready to be styled any way you want. It works with all hair types to bring out it’s natural luster and makes hair more manageable, stronger and healthier with every use. It’s a no fuss instant restoration and conditioning treatment that delivers amazing results.



I wanted to show my hair after I just washed it, and used the leave in conditioner. My natural hair is very frizzy and curly


My Thoughts

I’m in love with the leave in conditioner spray!, It smells amazing, a sweet fruity scent and this leave in conditioner makes my hair feel so soft. I have frizzy hair in general, but it gets worse during the warmer months. From what I can tell this leave in conditioner helps tame my frizzy hair. My hair is also curly and this leave in conditioner gives my hair volume which I love. As for moisture, this conditioner is just ok,. I mentioned that I have really frizzy hair which means my hair is prone to dryness so I try to get products that help lock in moisture.

I can only speak for myself, but I wish this leave in conditioner provided more moisture for my hair. I noticed a little shininess, but not a lot. I'm thinking it has something to do with the lack of moisture this provided for my hair. Even with the shininess I could see in my hair, this conditioner doesn't feel greasy which is good since I hate products that leave my hair feeling greasy. I can tell that this conditioner has helped stopped hair breakage, split ends, and my hair feels healthier. Despite not having the moisture I was looking for, I think this pros outweigh the cons and I would purchase the full sized conditioner spray bottle.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Softlips Pomegranate Blueberry Review

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I've wanted to try Softlips lip for the longest time, so when I received a free coupon in the mail back in November, decided to give the brand a try. I typically get my some of my lip balm products from my local Walmart, and I was lucky enough to find Softlips Pomegranate Blueberry.

About Softlips  

* All information about Softlips in this post is provided by



Reveal soft, beautiful lips in every glide with our collection of ultra-hydrating and deliciously flavored Softlips lip balms. All Softlips products are formulated with rich, conditioning ingredients and sunscreen to give your lips the love and care they deserve. So whether you want to moisturize dry winter lips, add a hint of color or treat your lips to yummy flavors, Softlips has the product for you. Hydrate deliciously with Softlips!


 


About Pomegranate Blueberry




  • Hydrates – formulated with Shea Butter to restore moisture
  • Replenishes – with antioxidant Vitamins A, C, & E
  • Smoothes – rich emollients leave lips silky and soft
  • Protects – with SPF 15 sunscreen
  • Adds Shine – for a perfect radiant finish

Ingredients 


Lip Conditioner/Sunscreen SPF 15

Active Ingredients:
Dimethicone 2% – Skin protectant – helps heal and protect dry, chapped lips, and helps protect against the drying effects of wind and cold weather
Octinoxate 7.5% – Sunscreen – helps protect against sunburn
Oxybenzone 3% – Sunscreen – helps protect against sunburn

Inactive Ingredients (Pomegranate Blueberry):
ozokerite, petrolatum, octyldodecanol, octyldodecyl olivate, ethylhexyl palmitate, myristyl lactate, myristyl myristate, flavor, squalane, brassica campestris/aleurites fordi oil copolymer, cetyl alcohol, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, stearyl olivate, myristyl alcohol, BHT, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, menthol, myristyl laurate, neopentyl glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, PEG-8, retinyl palmitate [Vitamin A], sodium saccharin, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate [Vitamin C], tocopherol [Vitamin E], tocopheryl acetate [Vitamin E]



My Thoughts

I love this lip balm! I seriously can't find anything I dislike about this lip balm. I actually recently purchased another one this lip balms in my latest Collective Haul. Pomegranate Blueberry reminds me of a sweet blueberry muffin. The texture goes on my lips smoothly and this lip balm is very hydrating and long lasting! I think that it's great that this lip balm has a Sunscreen SPF 15 and Shea Butter (Thankfully I'm not allergic to this even though the product contains shea butter) to help protect against weather conditions especially during the colder months. When it is very cool outside my lips are fully protected and moisturized with this lip balm. I noticed that I felt a cooling sensation when I first apply this lip balm on my lips. Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that as well? If you have let me know in the comment section. Overall I this is an amazing lip balm that is cost friendly (This was $2.97 at Walmart), and I definitely plan get more!


Have you tried any of the Softlips lip balms? If so, what are you favorite flavors?



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Monday, April 18, 2016

Inspirational Post: Things I've Learned Part 4

Hello  Everyone!


Today I bring you part 4 of my Things I've learned series. So let's get started! I wanted to say thanks for all the positive feedback on this series! I'm glad that you find these types of posts inspirational, helpful etc.


1. Stop giving people more chances than they deserve 

2. Piggybacking off #1 Stop letting people disappoint you. Sometimes you have to walk away.

3. Don't be afraid to start over

4. You run your life, don't let your life run you 

5. Other people's poor behavior and bitterness can be reflection of jealousy. Always be be mindful who you have in your inner circle.

6. Yesterday is history. Start focusing on more on your future.

7. Don't invite unnecessary drama into your life

8. I'm not picky. I just know what I don't want

9. Keep going your hard work will pay off

10. Keep your mind on what's important. Trivial things are a distraction 

11. Don't make long term decisions with short term people

12. Every set back is a set up for comeback 

13. Get your fire back. Don't let your passion or drive burn out.

14. Create your opportunity

15. You have to choose what's best for you and your life

16. What you think about yourself is more important than what others think you

17. When you think about quitting, remember why you started

18. Sometimes people have a tendency to make life harder than it has to be

19. Make peace with the past, so it doesn't interfere with your future

20. Sometimes all you need is a good laugh


To read my other Things I've Learned Posts click on my links below

http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/02/29-things-ive-learned-so-far.html

http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2015/05/more-things-ive-learned-this-far-part-2.html

http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com/2016/03/inspirational-post-things-ive-learned.html


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette Review and FOTD

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I was really excited to get my hands on Maybelline's The Rock Nudes Palette! I found this at my local Walmart for $9.98. If you follow my blog, you probably have noticed that I'm a major fan of these palettes, so I just felt it was appropriate to add this to the collection to make it complete lol. I know some of you wanted me to review this palette, so let's get the review started!



Sponge Brush Applicator 



Swatches




Pros

- Small and convenient 
- Budget Friendly 
- Easy to blend
- Gorgeous matte and shimmer shades
- Finally a sponge application brush that I like

Cons

- A few shades fade quickly or lack pigmentation, especially the lighter shades
- No Mirror





Close up of my eye makeup



Products Used 


* Eyes *

- Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette 


1. Transition color in the Crease 

2. In Tear Duct and half of the Lid 

3. On other half of the Lid and Outer V 

4. On top of the lid and in the crease, blend slightly into the lid

- Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Lots of Lashes in Blackest Black 

- Nicka K Liquid Eyeliner 


* Face *

- Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser (primer)

- Maybelline Superstay Better Skin  Foundation: Buff Beige (40)

- Maybelline Superstay Better Skin  
  Concealer: Medium


* Lips *

Milani Lipstick in Tuscan Toast 


My Thoughts

I can say that Maybelline came up with a really good theme for this palette with The Rock Nudes. The navy and black shades really give this palette life with it's edginess. This palette truly has all the shades to bring out your inner Rockstar. Since this palette does have a lot of darker shades, I think that Maybelline should have released this palette during the Fall when most makeup lovers like to wear darker eye makeup. As a makeup lover myself, I'll wear dark eyeshadow anytime of year though!

Out of all the Maybelline Nude Palette Collection this one has the best sponge application brush. I typically don't use the application brush in thee palettes, but this one works pretty well. I also like how it's easy to blend the shades in the palette, and fallout is minor.

The major complaint I have with this palette is the lack of pigmentation with the some of lighter glittery shades. As for the darker shades, the pigmentation is alright. It's a shame because those glittery shades were some of the shades that drew me to wanting this palette. Even with using m NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in white and the NYX Eyeshadow Base in White, the glittery shades still didn't really show up all that well. I tried using a wet brush and that helped the shades show up more including the glitter shades. I have to be completely honest here, this palette isn't a must have.
I'm glad that I have this palette in my collection,
but I wish the performance was better. I'm going to continue use this palette and I love the colors, but the pigmentation isn't all that great.


To check out my other Maybelline Eyeshadow Palette Reviews click on my links below!

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review
Maybelline The Smokes and The Brights Palette Review
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette Review


Do you own Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette? What are your thoughts?


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Monday, April 11, 2016

Manicure Monday: Zoya Nail Polish in Carey

Hello Everyone!


I can't remember the last time I did a manicure Monday post! Last night I redid this manicure that I've been wearing since last week. I got this Zoya polish in my Fab Fit Fun box



Last week was my first time using a Zoya nail polish, and I really like it so far! I didn't notice any chipping until around the fourth day I had this polish on my nails.



I used the Sally Hansen Clear polish as a base coat and I painted one of my nails on both hands black using Sally Hansen Black Out



This morning I saw where Zoyanailpolish for  liked my recent manicure on Instagram! :) Thanks! 


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Collective Spring Haul

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I really didn't expect my recent shopping trips within the last month at Walmart to turn into a collective haul lol. You ever just go to the store and realize that you ran out of products all around the same time? I must say that I'm really proud of my local Walmart because for the first in ages, they finally had a lot of the items I wanted in stock! This post is picture heavy!








Bath and Body



I  decided to switch things up and get Caress. I forgot how much I used to love this body wash and it smells wonderful!




Some of my favorite lotions




I picked this up Vaseline Intensive Care when it was on sale at my local CVS about a month ago.



Haircare



I really like how soft and moisturized these products feel on my hair.




Beauty Products



Nail Care Items


I heard good things about this product, and since I wanted to switch up my primer I decided to get it.



So happy I found Maybelline's The Rock Nudes! It was the last one lol



I did a review on the Maybelline Dewy Skin foundation last month, but I also wanted  to try this Fit Me Matte+Poreless


I've been wanting to try these two products for the longest time!



Love this lip balm!



A few Sally Hansen Nail Polishes


Cute pair of wedge flip flops



Random Selfie at Walmart lol 



These were a few items I got over Easter Weekend from Kohl's, CVS, and Walmart. You've probably seen the Milani Lipstick in my Milani Cosmetics Haul. I'll link that at the end of the post


If you love this perfume as much as I do, you'll upgrade to the bigger bottle lol


I hear Eco Tools had pretty good brushes and I needed a Fan Brush and a new Powder Brush



I finally found The Fit Me Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder! I just picked another mascara as well.



A foot file to keep my feet looking pretty


I'll probably review a few of these items in upcoming posts. As always if you want me to review a specific item let me know in the comments sections!

Here are the my other links to my latest haul posts

Victoria's Secret Haul

Milani Cosmetics Haul



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