Wednesday, June 26, 2019

My Life in June 2019

Hello Everyone!


It's almost the end of the month, and it's time for a monthly lifestyle post!


I started June by doing a makeup look for a client. June was a busy month for me in terms of doing clients makeup.


June is National Pride Month. I'm a straight woman, but I believe everyone should be able to love who they want to. In support of the LGBT Community,  I created this Rainbow Sparkles Eye Makeup Look


Thank you Derma E for sending over these skincare goodies!


Did you know that Urban Decay has their Perversion Mascara in a waterproof version?! Thanks Urban Decay for sending over this amazing trio set!


I love the UD Waterproof Fine Point Eye Pen!


The UD Perversion Waterproof Mascara means this mascara isn't going anywhere!


So I decided to try something different at Starbucks...mistake! This S'mores Frappuccino wasn't the worse drink that I ever had, but I won't order it again.


Much better!  This was a free Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher. 


Strawberry Refresher 


It's good to back home at T-Mobile lol!


After careful consideration, I decided to go back home to T-Mobile. Verizon was out their mind thinking I was got to pay a house payment for a cell phone bill. 


June means the Semi Annual Sale at  Bath & Body Works


I wanted to use my B&BW giftcard, but I didn't see anything I wanted. 


Yankee Candle was the same. The selection wasn't very good.


Disappointed with the selection


Lunch at McAlisters


I was near Sandy's the other day and I wanted to take a photo of the fountain. I'm assuming the green in the water is a cleaning solution?


I had to stop by Ulta to get a few things for my MUA Kit and I wanted to look for oil reducing skincare products.


I decided to get Clinique's Liquid Face Soap Oily Skin Formula. I've been using this for a few weeks and I'm noticing my face isn't as oily.


I was thinking traffic has been horrible in South Carolina since it was Father's Day Weekend. I realized it's starting to look like this on a daily basis, especially on the weekends.


Traffic Jam


Late Springtime Smokey Eye 


We had really bad thunderstorm in South Carolina last week. Trees were down and people were out of power for hours. 


Huda Beauty New Nude Palette


This abandoned building has significant purpose. This was Good Samaritan Waverly Hospital. Due to segregation, This hospital provided medical care to African Americans. After segregation this hospital continued to provide medical treatment to the community. Good Samaritan Waverly Hospital provided medical from 1952-1973. When the new county hospital was built in 1973 (first named Richland Memorial) which provided medical services to everyone, Waverly shut its doors due to lack of funding.


My mom was a Waverly Baby. She was born here in the mid 1960's. Thankfully by time my mom was born in the mid 1960's segregation was basically over in South Carolina. My mom told me that when she was a little girl my granddaddy showed her the room where she was born (the hospital was closed by then). On the news they mentioned if anyone has baby pictures of themselves to submit their photos. Unfortunately we don't have many pictures from the past because we lost our photos when our apartment flooded in 2015 from that historic flood here in South Carolina.


I think Allen University bought this building in the late 1980's, and the building has been unrenovated due to lack of funding. I heard on the news that Allen University wants to renovate and dedicate the building to Clementa Pinckney who was also a graduate of the university. You may know his name because sadly Clementa Pinckney was the Pastor and one of the Charleston 9 that were killed in Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC in 2015.


Wishing everyone a wonderful July!


June 2019 Posts

Freelance Makeup Kit Guide for Beginners

Memories of My Father 

Rainbow Sparkles

Urban Decay Perversion

Urban Decay Naked Palettes

Late Springtime Smokey Eye

Current Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

Hello Summer!

Glitter Eye Makeup feat. Huda Beauty New Nude Palette

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Glitter Eye Makeup feat. Huda Beauty New Nude Palette

Hello Everyone!


Glitter makeup has been the craze in the makeup community. I like glitter, but I typically wear it during holidays or special occasions. Today I wanted to create a glitter eye makeup look for fun. I think this look I create is a moderate glitter look that can be worn outside of the holidays and special occasions.


I've created numerous makeup looks using my Huda Beauty Nude Palette, but I don't think I've reviewed the palette on my blog.


Brown eyed girl


Look at how well the shades blend together?!


I wanted to keep the glitter/neutral look going so I used Milani Bold Matte Lipstick in I Am Awesome.


This is actually my first Huda Beauty Palette and the first product that I've used from the brand. I love that the shadows are pigmented and the shadows blend well.  The shadows are so creamy and soft. I did experience more fallout than what I expected.I decreased the amount of eyeshadow on my brushes, that helped solved the issue. 


Huda Beauty New Nude Palette is one of my favorite neutral palettes. You can create so many different eye looks, and there's even a cream concealer base (Concealed). I noticed that specks of eyeshadow did get into the concealer base a few times. Other than a few minor issues this is a pretty good palette.


June 2019 Posts

Freelance Makeup Kit Guide for Beginners

Memories of My Father

Rainbow Sparkles

Urban Decay Perversion

Urban Decay Naked Palettes

Late Springtime Smokey Eye

Current Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

Hello Summer

Friday, June 21, 2019

Hello Summer!

Hello Everyone!


Happy first day of Summer! It's been feeling like Summer in South Carolina for a while, but nonetheless Summer is officially here. Today I wanted to share my favorite things that I like about Summertime.


Lake life is beautiful 


Milkshakes are welcomed


Summer Thunderstorms are perfect for napping (SC had bad thunderstorms yesterday)


 Sandals are great, but so are wearing Converse


Road trips?! Why not?


Fresh Face


Is it really Summer without the American Favorite Homemade Apple Pie?


What are Summer days without Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher


 long days filled with sunlight 


June 2019 Posts

Freelance Makeup Kit Guide for Beginners

Memories of My Father 

Rainbow Sparkles

Urban Decay Perversion

Urban Decay Naked Palettes

Late Springtime Smokey Eye

Current Skincare Routine for Oily Skin


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Current Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

Hello Everyone!


My face has been so oily lately and it's been driving me crazy! It typically have normal to oily skin, but my face looks so shiny.  I've even noticed fine bumps on my face from the oiliness. I'm not sure if it's the heat or stress, but I needed to do something ASAP. Did you know that stress can cause excess oil in your skin?! I didn't know that. 

 Clinique Take the Day Off Micellar Cleansing 
  Towelettes for Face & Eyes


These towelettes have become one of my holy grail products. Whether I'm removing makeup or cleansing my face these wipes help reduce oil without drying my face.

 Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin 
  Formula


I recently added this soap to my skincare routine. As I mentioned my face has been so oily. I saw this in Ulta so I thought I'd give Facial Soap a try since it's specifically for Oily Skin. My face feels hydrated and soft. This soap cleanses my face so well.

 Clinique Clarifying Lotion (4) Oily


After I use the facial soap, I take a cotton round and use the claifying lotion for oily skin. The clarifying lotion is gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin while combating against oil and acne prone skin. I've been using this product for about two months and I've noticed my face isn't as oily and acne prone.

 Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly


Lastly I hydrate my face with this hydrating jelly. I typically skip the moisturizer when my face is oily. This hydrating jelly helps keep my face hydrated with throughout the day (and when I wear makeup). I also use this hydrating jelly at night.


Overall I'm noticing that my skin hasn't been as oily  and the fine bumps have decreased as well since I starting using this skincare routine. Since my skin has been so oily I haven't been doing a thorough skincare routine. I try to stick with oil reducing products without over stimulating my skin.


June 2019 Posts

Freelance Makeup Kit Guide for Beginners

Memories of my Father

Rainbow Sparkles

Urban Decay Perversion

Urban Decay Naked Palettes

Late Springtime Smokey Eye

Zoya Twinkling Collection: Winter/Holiday 2019

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