Monday, January 28, 2019

My Life in January 2019

Hello Everyone!


Normally I don't like January, it's cold, boring, and long. Surprisingly January didn't drag on forever lol. Since there's only a few days left in the month, it's time for the monthly lifestyle post of 2019!


Happy New Year!!! 


My mama's birthday celebration. She loves cinnamon rolls too!


I won a Derma E Giveway


Such a beautiful and classic Victoria's Secret 


SAS Haul Winter 2018/2019


Winged eye liner and vampy lipstick


My skincare corner :) 


Anyone try this makeup brand? Joah is the latest brand I've spotted at CVS.


Hot cocoa in my new favorite mug


Sultry Makeup for Winter


Early morning errands 


It's so peaceful inside Target... at 8am lol


A quick stop at Lowe's. I only visit Lowe's maybe  about twice a year


It's time for a lighting upgrade in my room. I like daylight lights better, especially for taking pictures.


I've replaced most of my Yankee Candles with Wax Melt Cups. The Wax Melt Cups throw so much better than most of those weak throwing Yankee Candles.


New crochet projects coming soon


Derma E's January Box :) I received mine a little late due to USPS, but it's here! I've written reviews on both of these products last year. These are actually two of my favorite skincare products to use. You can read my review HERE

Before I end this post, I want to take a moment and ask you to keep the residents of  the housing community Allen Benedict Court residents in your thoughts and prayers. The residents who lived in this housing project here in South Carolina recently had to leave their homes due to uninhabitable conditions. Sadly two men died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. My heart breaks for the families that lost loved ones and for the 411 residents that are now homeless (residents are living in hotels). This has been on my heart heavily since it happened. I want to use my social media as a platform to bring awareness to what these people are going through. This situation could have been avoided if officials (Columbia Housing Authority etc.) would have done their job to ensure the residents of Allen Benedict Court were living in safe and sanitary conditons. 

Here are some of the links that contain information about the Allen Benedict Court

https://www.abccolumbia.com/2019/01/18/watch-the-full-press-conference-as-city-of-columbia-officials-address-the-evacuation-of-allen-benedict-court-apartments-after-a-multi-unit-gas-leak-and-the-suspicious-deaths-of-two-men/

https://www.wltx.com/mobile/video/news/local/allen-benedict-court-evacuated-after-two-die-full-news-conference/101-b7dc2be5-5753-477b-9343-7290f44c72ca?jwsource=fb?jwsource=fb

https://wach.com/news/local/fire-chief-severe-and-lethal-conditions-found-at-allen-benedict-court

http://www.wistv.com/2019/01/24/conditions-allen-benedict-court-apartments-made-clear-imminent-threat-residents-fire-chief-letter-says/


January 2019 Posts

My 33rd Birthday/Christmas 2018

My Life in December 2018

Planning and Goals 2019

Allergy Testing at SCENT

Winged Eyeliner and Vampy Lipstick

Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works SAS Winter 2018/2019

I Won a Derma E Giveaway!

The Weekend Went Like This...

Sultry Makeup for Winter

Affordable Beauty Haul

Friday, January 25, 2019

Affordable Beauty Haul

Hello Everyone!


I'm all about budgeting. I love to coupon and find good deals on products especially beauty products which can be costly. So today I bring you my first affordable beauty haul for 2019. Last  week I mentioned that I was decluttering my makeup.
.throwing away old makeup, giving away or selling  some of my makeup. Once again please check your makeup! Old makeup can harbor a lot of bacteria, especially mascara. Incase you missed it, you can see a few of my other beauty purchases in my recent post, The Weekend Went Like This... 

Target and Ulta


I had to throw out some of my NYC Jumbo Eye Pencils that were old, so I replaced them when I went to Target. I also came across a few Pixi Products. I absolutely love the H2-0 skin drink! I already another one of these moisturizers from Christmas and it works wonders for my skin. I'm also replacing some of my older makeup brushes and I saw this Morphe M124 Brush. Morphe Brushes are so affordable and great quality!


I was hoping that Ulta had the new Morphe Foundation and Concealer, but those won't be available at my local Ulta until sometime next week. I really wanted to swatch the testers.  I needed to get a few beauty products, and I'm so happy I saw these ELF Mask Brushes. I really don't like using traditional makeup brushes to apply face masks so hopefully these brushes will work well. Since it's so cold, I thought I'd add this ELF Nourishing Night Cream from Target to my skincare routine to prevent dry skin. If you've used this night cream, let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Victoria's Secret


I really love matte liquid lipsticks. If you didn't know Victoria's Secret started marketing their beauty again. For a couple of years I noticed they discontinued their makeup products, but I'm glad to see some of them back. I saw this Bombshell Mini Body Mist, and it smells really nice. The scent is a mixture of sweet, fresh, and floral. I see why the perfume is popular!


I had to switch up hair care products again. Hopefully Tresemmé will work for my hair.



January 2019 Posts

My 33rd Birthday/Christmas 2018

My Life in December 2018

Planning and Goals 2019 

Allergy Testing at SCENT

Winged Eyeliner and Vampy Lipstick

Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works SAS Winter 2018/2019

 I Won a Derma E Giveaway!

 The Weekend Went Like This... 

Sultry Makeup for Winter


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sultry Makeup for Winter

Hello Everyone!


You may have noticed that I've been wearing dark lipstick in my recent makeup posts. Today I have another sultry look that I recently created. Winter is my least favorite season, but I love wearing darker makeup. 


For this makeup look I didn't want to go too dark with all my makeup. For my eyes I used Low Blow from Naked Heat in my crease. Then I used a Maybelline Concealer all over my lid into the outer V. To set the concealer, I went back over my lids with Quince.


Naked Heat may have those beautiful fiery colors, but I cooled this eye makeup look to accommodate the Winter theme I was creating. I also used Milani Matte Eyeliner and Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara


Lately my skin has been all over the place in terms of being dry and oily. On this particular day my skin decided to be oily, but I wanted to go for a dewy look. I used the Maybelline 24hr foundation, but I used a small amount. I didn't want to go with a matte foundation since my skin would pay for it later. I don't take chances in extremely cold weather since my skin can become dry. I couldn't decide between using MAC Media or Milani Matte Fearless Lipstick, so I used both.


Do you like creating sultry makeup looks during the Winter?


January 2019 Posts

My 33rd Birthday/Christmas 2018

My Life in December 2018

Planning and Goals 2019

Allergy Testing at SCENT

Winged Eyeliner and Vampy Lipstick

Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works SAS Winter 2018/2019

I Won a Derma E Giveaway!

The Weekend Went Like This...




Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Weekend Went Like This...

Hello Everyone!


I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! Since it's pretty cold outside I took this weekend to get some things done around the house and take pictures I needed to post from December as well.


Target Bullseye Playground 


I started getting Valentine's Day Decor in late December. I was so happy to find these planters even if it took multiple trips to different Targets. These planters make great beauty item holders etc.


Pixi by Petra 


Christmas Gifts and Pixi gifted me a few products. I've heard a lot of positive reviews about this brand.


Morphe


I used my Ulta Points and Gift Cards to get these beauties. I also used the $3.50 coupon for more savings.


Urban Decay


I've been eyeing this beauty since it's release last year. The are no words for how beautiful the Born to Run Palette looks in person!


CVS Pharmacy 


Last weekend I used some of my bonus bucks at CVS to get a few Beauty products. I can't wait to use the Loreal Mascaras!


Makeup Declutter


It's time for a makeup Declutter! I'm tossing  Some of my makeup since it's old, others makeup I'm selling in boxes, and the rest I'm donating.  Please remember, that makeup does have an expiration date. Keeping and using old makeup can cause skin irritation, breakouts, and habor bacteria.


Washing Makeup Brushes 


In speaking of harboring bacteria, it's makeup brush bath time! Once upon a time ago I liked washing my brushes. I skipped washing my brushes last month since I wasn't feeling well and I didn't wear makeup. 


Laundry


I usually save the weekend do laundry. I wash my clothes, towels, and bed linen. For as long as I can remember, I enjoy washing clothes, but folding them and putting them away is another story. I don't know why but I absolutely hate folding laundy! 


Yankee Candle Scenterpiece and Wax Melt Cup


I started using my wax warmer from Yankee Candle last week. The candles may not throw all that well, but these wax melts throw really well! I can smell the wax melt cup all throughout the apartment!


When I wash clothes I love burning candles and now using wax melts. The scent of the clothes washing and the wax melt smell really nice.


Bear Mug


Hot cocoa in my cute bear mug. This is my favorite mug right now!


Skincare Organization


Skincare Sunday. I spent part of the weekend organizing my skincare. As you can see I running out of space in my Muji Drawers. I'm thinking about getting an original beauty box for my skincare. It's bigger and I love using my Pro Box for my makeup


I accomplished getting a good bit done this weekend. Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!


January 2019 Posts 














Thursday, January 17, 2019

I Won a Derma E Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!


Last week I had a pleasant surprise waiting by the front door when I  got home, a Derma E Package! Since I'm a Derma E Ambassador, I was thinking I was being sent a few items for review. I thought the box felt unusually heavy, and to my surprise I was one of the 20 winners from a giveaway Derma E hosted in November! I'm still in shock since I rarely win giveaway! Here are the giveaway items that I received. Thank you so much Derma E for this amazinf giveaway package!


If you read my blog regularly, you know that Derma E products are some of my holy grail skincare products.  Derma E products keeps my skin healthy.  Side Note: I'm currently in the process of reorganizing my skincare products :)


I'm familiar with the Derma E Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil and Derma E Radiant Glow Face Oil which are both great products. Click on the links if you would like to read those reviews. I haven't tried the other 3 products, but I've heard positive reviews about them. I love how the Microdermabrasion Scrub smells! The scrub has a citrus scent. I don't think I've used an overnight peel before, and I love idea of a sun protection mineral powder. Don't forget you should protect your skin agaisnt sun damage even during colder temperatures! You can expect to see reviews on the products in the near future!


January 2019 Posts

 My 33rd Birthday/Christmas 2018

 My Life in December 2018

 Planning and Goals 2019

 Allergy Testing at SCENT

 Winged Eyeliner and Vampy Lipstick

Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works SAS Winter 2018/2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works SAS Winter 2018/2019

Hello Everyone!


It's that time of year again! The Semi Annual Sale for Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works! If you noticed, I don't get many items from the Winter SAS. I had a few gift cards left from my birthday, but the sales weren't all that great. I like the Summer Semi Annual Sales much better.


At one of the local Victoria's Secret

 

Victoria's Secret PINK Body Care 


Victoria's Secret Body Care 


This location had a slightly better selection of clothes, but some of the clothes weren't on sale or overpriced.


Trying another Victoria's Secret. Hopefully this one will have a better selection. Side Note this is my favorite VS, it looks so classy! 💖 


Victoria's Secret PINK Body Care Items


Perfume Display


The body care bins were much better this location



Bath & Body Works 

The SAS was not good at Bath &Body Works either. There wasn't much of a selection, so I didn't take any pictures lol.


 The sales rep gave this bag since I had an oversized tote in the bag. I attended Candle Day on December 1st, so I didn't need any candles.


A few body care items and a liquid lipstick


The only item of clothing from the SAS. The clothes were overpriced and there wasn't a good selection. I did like this shirt though. 



The back of the PINK shirt


As you can see I kept this haul small from Bath & Body Works. Boardwalk Marshmallow Clouds smells so good! It reminds me of a toasted marshmallow with hints of sweet vanilla. It's not overpowering. Pink Lily Bamboo smells pretty good too. This fragrance smells fresh with lights hints of floral. I forgot to take a picture of the tote. The tote was a promotional item last month and 40% off the items inside.



Yesterday morning I went back to another Victoria's Secret to finish using my gift card. 


As much as I love making my own Fall and Winter accessories, I do love getting store bought accessories. The scarf my Godmother gave me from Victoria's Secret for my birthday is so beautiful I was able to find two more on sale!


 I also added Very Sexy Body Oil to my collection to complete the set

Did you find any good SAS deals?


January 2019 Posts


My Life in December 2018

Planning and Goals 2019

Allergy Testing at SCENT

Winged Eyeliner and Vamp Lipstick

Updated Skincare Organization feat. Original Beauty Box

Hello Everyone! This post contain a PR Sample from Original Beauty Box. I want to thank Original Beauty Box for sending this product...