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Influenster and L’Oréal Paris #RevitaliftChallenge

Hey guys as you all know I am an Influenster. If you are not familiar with Influenster, it is a FREE app for iPhone and android where you give reviews on products from beauty to alcohol (yes you can review the best wine or mixers) you can also ask questions for other Influensters to answer as well give your advice or recommendations. You can also create lists from your opinions. You also Participate in challenges to gain scores and to make the list to qualify for vox boxes. Download the app to get started today ((FYI this is NOT sponsored))

Now to the topic at hand. From the pictures and of course the topic I am participating in the Rivatalift challenge, for 14 days I get to use this moisturizer to see if there will be a difference in my skin. I am so excited for this challenge and can’t wait to see the results!! My first impression is this moisturizer smells so good and is lightweight definitely not greasy so if you are reading this blog and taking the challenge please let me know your first impression!!

New LA Colors Products

LA colors has released some new products for 2017. I found their contouring palette and their bronzer at my local Family Dollar.

The contour palette contains a deep powder to contour. It is matte perfect for oily/combo skin, but the again, you should always contour with a matte powder for a soft natural contour. The highlight is sorta shimmery and is a slight champagne banana color it is very pretty. The price for this is $2 or $3

The bronzer is called “Radiant”. The middle has a pigmented golden sun perfect for medium to deep skin tones. The bronzer is matte but the highlight or sun is shimmer. This also retails for $2 or $3

These are great additions to your professional kit especially if you are starting off your freelancing career. 

Wet n Wild Spring Collection 

The Wet n Wild Spring Collection is finally here. I happened to find them at my local Walgreens (which is having a buy two get one free sale going on).

In the Collection there are two kabuki brushes, two lipstick palettes, two of each highlighters, and two of each eye shadow trios. I picked up the highlighters and one of each eye shadow trios. I passed on the kabuki brush and the lipstick palette, I simply was not interested.

The highlighters are beautiful, each one comes with a silver heart when combined together makes a pretty silverish color. The purple one is called “Lillac to Reality” and the pink is called “The Sweetest Bling”. In my opinion they will compliment every skin tone and they are pigmented.

The eye shadows are a trio. Only one has a matte which will make a great transition color for medium to medium dark skin tones and a great lid color for fair and dark skin tones.from left to right the trios names are:

💄”Will You Marina Me” is a shimmer trio with a beautiful brow bone color that can also double as a highlighter for medium to dark skin tones 

💄 “Heart and Heavy” which is shimmer with hint of reflect glitter

💄”Hieroglyphic Heart” is the only trio that has the matte color which is a good transition color for medium to medium dark skin tones and a great lid color for fair to dark skin tones 

In my opinion this Collection is pretty cool definitely great for Spring. I felt Wet n Wild should’ve released a few pastel color liquid lipsticks maybe two colorful mascaras, pastel blushes and eyeliners,but this Collection gets an A- it’s worth the buy.


Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson

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Hello dolls!!
How was everyone Valentine’s Day? I am single so I had a wonderful galentines day complete with a nice dinner and some wonderful gifts. I received the Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson lipstick and lipglass by Mac Cosmetics..I was super surprised it was on my wishlist. Before I get into my first impression, I want to remind you that every purchase of this lipstick or any other Viva Glam lipstick or lipgloss or glass goes to the Mac Aids Fund which helps with medicine, food, clothes etc for men, women,and children affected by the HIV or Aids virus.
Viva glam Taraji is a matte, pinkish red lipstick that compliments every skintone. I am a yellow undertone so it shows up on me as a reddish pink.
My first impression is i like it. I have not worn the lipstick alone, for Valentine’s look i decided to pair them together.
The lip glass is also a pinkish red that compliments every skintone. The lipglass has a sort of glittery undertone to it that makes it fun to wear. I think both would do good on their own but great together.
The lipstick was definitely long lasting i wore it for like 4 to 6 hours. I will definitely do another look for my YouTube video so be on the look out!
Dupes for the lipstick is
💋Wet n Wild “Cherry Picking” which is also matte but slightly darker
💋Revlon Cosmetics “Cherries In The Snow” which is a creme. I don’t know if Revlon still sells this lipstick though. The Wet n Wild one is a permanent among their line. “Cherries In The Snow” is also tad darker
I don’t wear lipglosses as much I am not a fan so i can’t give you any dupes but I would start with the Wet n Wild line first.

Telikasimmonsmua

Mac x Betty Boop

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Disclaimer: The photo does not belong to me. The owner has watermarked her ownership
I am hearing Mac Cosmetics is releasing this beautiful bright red lipstick for Valentine’s day. How cute that Mac is honoring Betty Boop?
Will anyone be purchasing? I am not sure I will. I have become a liquid lipstick girl and I have this Sephora liquid lipstick that I love and that I hope is not discontinued.
This one slipped right through me. I always find out about Mac’s releases before the workers and sometimes the workers use or rarely tell me about a release. My local Mac can use a training on customer service..
If I can get a dupe list going I will share!

Telikasimmonsmua

First Impression: Kiss Faux Mink Eyelashes

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Hey everyone yes, I am back with another first impression. I am on a roll with blogging, thanks to my NEW schedule I am able to FINALLY devote time to all my social media platforms..so lets go
2017 will be the year for drugstore brands,they are killing the upgrade game and Kiss Cosmetics is among them.
In late 2016 Kiss Cosmetics debuted on their Instagram some new faux mink eyelashes that were going to release in January 2017, this would be more of their “luxury” brand and would be more affordable and alternative to mink eyelashes, we all know mink lashes can be pretty expensive and if you are like me, they are extra for clients.
I was able to buy (no, unfortunately this is NOT sponsored) about a week ago in my local Rite Aid. They retail for $4.99, but on the display there was a $1.00 off coupon. The style I chose was “Noir”. I love big flutter eyelashes or demi wispies. I was excited because these are my first pair of faux mink lashes and I’m a lash junkie.
Noir is for the lady or man that is daring that loves to do it big why not go all out,right?
The pack comes with a pair of lashes and glue. The packaging is pretty thick . The packaging is white with red lettering pretty to me.
When I got home and after wiping my eye lid (I’m oily) i tried one one. My first impression is:
Pros:
They are very comfortable not heavy on the lid so I can see an all day or night wear
Cons:
They are kind of hard to stick and I think its from the thickness of the band. You would definitely have to work with them. The glue is not that good but lets be honest it takes a lot of glue to hold the ends.I tried my Ardell clear glue cause I hate dark glue and it bonded but the middle came up so either I have to work with them or cut them down a little to fit my eyes.
I am showing a picture of me trying them on a second time and just playing in makeup.
In my FIRST opinion i think they are a good buy worth the $4.99 price tag especially if you are not into real mink or just want to try a mink lash but don’t have the coins these are a great dupe.
I will return in a week with my final impression byeeee!!!

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation

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Hey everyone!!!
So today me and my daughter decided to walk out and go grab some seafood ((Louisiana life))..while we were out I decided to stop into my neighborhood Walgreens and see if the new 2017 Wet n Wild products made it and to see what else is new in the world of drugstore makeup.
After seeing a boat load of new items. I FINALLY stumbled upon the new display!!! First, I have to give a big thank you to Walgreens, they is the ONLY store so far that had Women of Color foundation from the brand..it melted my heart. Secondly, the display was almost empty lol. I managed to get my color in foundation or I thought..my daughter was like “this is your shade mom” so after reading the shades descriptions on the display (shout to Wet n Wild for that it makes the picking so easy) I opted for her choice.
After trying on the foundation WITHOUT primer, I had to hi five my daughter,my little assistant has been paying attention. I let the foundation sit on my face to oxidize and….IT MATCHED!!!
This is my first impression:
Wet n Wild announced in late 2016 that they would be coming out with more “photo friendly or flash friendly” products. If you follow them on Instagram around december-ish you were able to see the new products on their instastory and were able to see popular beauty gurus review them.
I was all game for that because I am a HUGE Wet n Wild fan and this comes from my late mother buying Wet n Wild when I was a younger girl to having Wet n Wild in my collection when I was not a big makeup lover or a Makeup Artist,so whenever this brand releases anything its in my collection.
I was especially eager to try the new products out, because a girl needs photo friendly products and I am updating my kit and I need photo friendly products.
Wet n Wild promised that the foundation is flash friendly and it is!! As you can see in my pictures I took one with and without flash. Please excuse the flash picture I am still learning how to take better selfies lol. The product is medium coverage and build able,so you can add about two layers to get a full coverage. The foundation to me is waterproof friendly as well. It would not come off with just plain water, I had to use my facial cleanser which is a plus for me…sweat proof is always a great thing.
I think for the price its worth it,however i will give you another review in a few weeks,but as my first impression I like it. I will be adding the darker foundations to my kit and will even buy them to have for my two daughters as well.