Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Zoya Calm Collection: Spring 2020

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Zoya for review purposes. I would like to thank  Zoya for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. Product information is courtesy of zoya.com


Zoya Calm Collection: Spring 2020

Today I bring you Zoya's Spring 2020 Calm Collection. Spring is right around the corner and what better way to get ready for a new season than with beautiful pastel hues of nail polish?!


How cute! Zoya personalized my Instagram Handle on my box :)


Introducing CALM for Spring 2020, a soothing assortment of serene creams, and a beautiful shimmer that is perfect for any occasion.


This collection invokes the tranquil feeling of new beginnings as we enter the next season.


Colleen - Zoya in Colleen can best be described as a delicate pink cream with a warm undertone.

 Emerson - Zoya in Emerson can best be described as a modern baby blue cream.

Leif - Zoya in Leif can best be described as a gentle and harmonious light sage green cream.


Vee – Zoya in Vee can best be described as a muted French lilac cream.

AJ – Zoya in AJ can best be described as a subtle, sparkling blush with a gorgeous copper micro-shimmer.

Laura – Zoya in Laura can best be described as soft pink toned ivory cream.


The Calm Collection is so beautiful. Spring is one of my favorite times of year, and these pastels are perfect for the upcoming season. I'm going to pair these polishes with a few different Spring related outfits that I have in mind. 


I love all the polishes, and my favorite shades are Colleen, Emerson, and AJ. The entire collection has classy pastel hues, but those three shades are colors that I wear during the Spring. I look forward to wearing all the colors and switching things up during the Spring!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Current Skincare Organization

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Today I wanted to share my current Skincare Organization Setup. I had a few people ask me on Instagram about my skincare set up, so I decided to do a post about it.


For current skincare organization I use Muji Drawers I purchased these drawers years ago. They're pretty study, and the depth is good for my products. I just wish these Muji Drawers were a little longer in length. This works for now, but eventually I would like to get more acrylic drawers that are longer.


On the top of my organizer are cleansers, hydrating primer, and  face oils. I typically use products from Derma E, Clinique, Zoya, and Pixi Beauty.


I removed one of my smaller drawers to place my face masks inside. Removing the drawer gave me more room for these items.


The second smaller drawer contains moisturizers, serums, and face mists from Derma E and Evian Spray.


In the first large drawer contains more cleansers , scrubs, and tube mud masks from Drunk Elephant, Derma E, and Pixi Beauty.


The second drawer contains moisturizers, creams, serums, hydrating gel, and sunscreen from Derma E, Pixi Beauty, and Drunk Elephant.


The last drawer is where I keep most of essential skincare creams for dry or problematic skin issues that I may experience. I used products from Palmer's, Dove, Elf, and Zoya.


I have normal to oily skin, so I use different skincare products as needed. Before I use makeup, I try to make sure that my skin is healthy. Healthy skin is important in general.


Happy Skincare Saturday!



Thursday, February 20, 2020

Snow Maybe?

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The weather has been all over the place in South Carolina. One day it's hot and humid, but this past week it's been cold and rainy. I heard on the news the news yesterday that some areas of South Carolina may get snow. A small chance of snow, but still a chance for snow. 


It's been rainy and cold here lately, but here's a beautiful sunset over Lake Murray last week. If you remember, I mentioned that Lake Murray is one of my peaceful places. Look at that sunset, isn't it gorgeous?


Is it ever too cold for a milshake? A cold milkshake on a cold day? Yes please lol :) Arby's ran out whipped cream, that's why there's minimal whipped cream.
I recently tried an Arby's Vanilla Milkshake, and it's quickly become my now favorite occasional treat. Notice that I said occasional treat!



Sunday, February 16, 2020

Winter Hair Wash Day Routine: Feat. Curls Blueberry Bliss Collection

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* Disclaimer: This posts contains PR Samples from Curls. Thank you Curls for sending these products for review. All opinions are 100% my own. Product and brand information provided by curls.biz


During the Winter, I try to take good care of my hair. My hair is frizzy, so TLC is needed to prevent dryness and breakage during these colder months. Today I'm going to share my current Winter Wash Day Routine feat. Curls Blueberry Bliss Collection. If you haven't checked out my review for this collection, CLICK HERE 


Before I start my wash day routine, I gather my essential products for my hair.
- Reparative Hair Wash
- Reparative Hair Mask (see below)
- Reparative Leave In Conditioner
- Control Jelly
- Blueberry & Mint Tea Scalp Treatment


I haven't washed my hair in two weeks. My hair isn't that dirty, but I like to really lather my hair if i skip a week washing my hair. I used a little extra shampoo this time when I washed my hair. I love using this shampoo because the formula doesn't strip or make my hair feel dry.


After I rinse the shampoo out of my hair I use the hair clamps to part my hair into sections and add the hair mask onto my hair. I usually let the hair mask stay on my hair for about 5 to 10 minutes and then I rinse my hair.


While my hair is still damp, I add leave in conditioner. My hair is thick, but this leave in conditioner is very moisturizing so I don't have to add a lot to my hair.


To lock in moisture I oiled my scalp with this blueberry & Mint Tea Scalp Treatment.  This oil is great to use relieve an itchy scalp. This oil also helps prevents my hair from breakage.


To finish my hair I use the control jelly to control my edges and to help give my hair volume. I'm still on a journey to get my hair healthier so I skipped doing a twist or braid out. I went for an afro. I forgot to take a picture,(see last month's photo, my hair looks similar) but I love how voluminous and defined my hair looks!

Curls products are sold online at www.curls.biz and exclusively at Walmart. Also, don't forget to check out my review for this collection, Curls Blueberry Bliss Collection: Grow & Slay The Blueberry Way


Friday, February 14, 2020

Curls Blueberry Bliss Collection: Grow & Slay The Blueberry Way

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* Disclaimer: This posts contains PR Samples from Curls. Thank you Curls for sending these products for review. All opinions are 100% my own. Product and brand information provided by curls.biz



Today I'm going to share my thoughts about Curls Blueberry Bliss Collection. To continue my journey towards healthier hair, let's get started with reviews!




Description

Rich and creamy sulfate free cleanser guaranteed to soften the driest kink, hydrate the driest curl and encourage healthy scalp and hair growth. Formulated with certified organic Blueberry Extract, Aloe Leaf Juice, and Chamomile Extract clinically proven to REPAIR, PROTECT, RESTORE and GROW your curls.



My Thoughts

As I used this shampoo, my hair felt cleansed and moisturized, but the shampoo left my hair feeling a little dry. Thankfully the shampoo didn't dry out my hair completely, but it did make it frizzy.





Description

Deep penetrating, intensive, reparative deep conditioning hair mask guaranteed to prevent breakage, repair damage and enhance growth. Formulated with certified organic Blueberry Extract, Aloe Leaf Juice, and Chamomile Extract clinically proven to REPAIR, PROTECT, RESTORE and GROW your curls. Soften, detangle, moisturize, condition and hydrate your curls while repairing damage, protecting against breaking, and encouraging hair growth.



My Thoughts

Finally a hair mask in Jar! A girl with thick curly hair dream! If you have frizzy/dry hair then you know your hair is prone to breakage. The hair wash made my hair frizzy, but this hair mask help reduce the frizz. I've used this hair mask twice so far, but it's very moisturizing and hydrating on my hair. I noticed that there was minimal breakage and I was able to detangle my hair with ease. I'm looking forward to seeing how my hair will progress as I continue to use this product.



Description

Repair, restore, and condition your overworked curls with this uber softening leave in conditioner. Formulated certified organic blueberry extract, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter. Clinically proven to repair damaged hair, encourage hair growth, and prevent breakage


My Thoughts

I like that this leave in conditioner leaves my hair feeling soft and moisturized. Usually I have add a lot of leave in conditioner on my hair, but not with this conditioner. A little conditioner goes a long way. I use this conditioner on my hair every 2 to 3 days.




Description

Looking for the perfect product for the perfect twist/braid out? Look no further....Blueberry Bliss Twist N Shout Cream adds the sheen, moisture and definition you crave.


My Thoughts

I've done both a twist/braid out on my hair with this twist and shout cream. The cream lives up to it's claims. I noticed that my hair had sheen, moisture, and definition; however, my hair did look a little frizzy. I'm not to worry about the frizz. Even though my hair is still frizzy, it's not as frizzy like before I started using this cream.




Description

Define, Defrizz and Hold Your CURLS in one snap! Your New Go to Styler... Formulated with organic blueberry extract, and raw castor oil, Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly will define, defrizz and hold your curls in place.


My Thoughts

I like to use this control Jelly on my hair after a wash and go. I used to hate doing a wash a go because other products would leave my hair looking and feeling frizzy. The control jelly keeps my curls defined and my hair isn't frizzy! My curls looks so voluminous!




Description

Formulated with organic blueberry extract, argan oil (proven to encourage hair growth) mango and shea butter, argan oil, Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste smooths and slicks down unruly edges, creating the most luxurious sheen! Use this super sculpting pomade to enhance, define and hold your curls.


My Thoughts

The paste has to be my favorite out of all the products! The scent smells so fruity! My edges are controlled when I use this paste. This paste gives my hair sheen without looking or feeling greasy. My curls hold throughout the day. By the end of the day my hair still looks fresh.




Description

Formulated with certified organic blueberry seed oil, corn mint and coconut oil proven to enhance hair growth, soothe and refresh dry, itchy scalp, and relieve itching. NO sulfates, silicones, parabens, artificial oils, or fragrances.


My Thoughts

The scent of mint hair products is starting to grow on me. This scalp treatment does smell like mint, but the blueberry scent helps balance the both scents. I love using this oil on my hair because it helps reduce dryness and my hair feels so moisturized.

Curls products are sold online at www.curls.biz and exclusively at Walmart. Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

IGXO Cosmetics

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* Disclaimer: This posts contains PR Samples from IGXO Cosmetics. Thank you IGXO Cosmetics for sending these products for review. All opinions are 100% my own. Product and brand information provided by IGXO Cosmetics

Lipstick and eyeshadow are two of my favorite makeup products. For today's blog I'm going to focus on lipstick from IGXO Cosmetics.


I was asked to choose two products. For my two selections, I went with one of my favorite YouTuber's Nitraa B's lipsticks in Mauve Sugar and Rammer Jammer. IGXO sent over #SAVAGE and #SEXYAF. Let's get started with the reviews.


About IGXO Cosmetics



We never tests on animals—and never will. We are
officially certified by PETA’s Beauty Without
Bunnies Program.

We believe in only using the highest quality
products with formulas produced and
manufactured in the USA.

Paraben-Free, Gluten-Free & Vegan. All from an
environmentally friendly company that wants to
make you smile


Lipstick Swatches

Mauve Sugar


This sweet mauve is designed to be so versatile, you can dress it up, or dress it down, pair it with glam, or accent a soft, subdued look. With taupe rose undertones, this stunning shade is a must-have for everyday makeup or when you want to go full-out fashionista.


Nitraa's ultra-comfortable, ultra-long lasting, non-transfer Matte Liquid Lipstick offers a luscious color with a blend of antioxidants including vitamins A & C to help hydrate, nourish and condition your lips. While this is a long wearing formula, it does not dry down on your lips, remaining moisturized and comfortable with high intensity pigmentation. All vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free & made in the USA.

My Thoughts


This is a beautiful color! I love wearing a mauve shade that I can wear all year round. I've been watching Nitraab for years and I was happy that she developed a Lipstick since she wears so many different beautiful shades of lipstick in her videos etc. The lipstick is very comfortable to wear and kiss proof. Wear time is pretty impressive. I wore this lipstick the other day for about 8 hours.


Rammer Jammer


A deep twist on a crimson red. This rich burgundy is perfect for jazzing up a simple makeup look, putting some pizzazz into an every day nude face, or spicing up your style for a special date night. Always matte, but never drying, this long-wearing formula, keeps lips moisturized and comfortable with high-intensity pigmentation.


This non-transfer Matte Liquid Lipstick offers a luscious color with a blend of antioxidants ~including vitamins A & C~ to help hydrate, nourish and condition your lips. While this is a long wearing formula, it does not dry down on your lips, remaining moisturized and comfortable with high intensity pigmentation.

All vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free & made in the USA.


My Thoughts

Honestly I think Nitraa B did an amazing job with this lipstick as well. I like how she choose to create a light and a dark shade of lipstick. I'm all about a Vampy red lip during the Fall and throughout the Winter and this crimson red is perfect for the colder months. This lipstick is also comfortable to wear on lips and kiss proof. I wore this lipstick for about 6 hours without the color fading.



#SAVAGE


Some call it the most perfect red lippie, ever.

#SAVAGE is your party favor to getting the perfect “It Girl” look. Lavish your lips with a silky feel that won’t dry out your pout! Ultra-comfortable, ultra-long lasting, non-transfer Matte Liquid Lipstick that offers a luscious color with a blend of antioxidants including Vitamin A & C to help hydrate, nourish and condition your lips.


My Thoughts

If this isn't the perfect lipstick, it's pretty close, and this lipstick has slight sweet bakery scent that I like. I haven't had a red lipstick like this one in a long time. I usually have a hard time finding a matte liquid red lipstick, but this color is gorgeous and the formula is long lasting without drying my lips.


#SEXYAF


All vegan, cruelty-free & made in California.

You know you're sexy, so let the world know.

#SEXYAF is your party favor to getting the perfect “It Girl” look. Lavish your lips with a silky feel that won’t dry out your pout! Ultra-comfortable, ultra-long lasting, non-transfer Matte Liquid Lipstick that offers a luscious color with a blend of antioxidants including Vitamin A & C to help hydrate, nourish and condition your lips.

All vegan, cruelty-free & made in California.


If you're looking for a everyday nude lipstick, this lipstick is one to consider. This is a beautiful subtle nude lipstick that can be worn day or night. I'm not too fond of mint scented lipsticks, but I can overlook the scent because the color is so beautiful. This lipstick doesn't dry my lips after hours of wear. 

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