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Influenster: Darling Vox Box

Hi guys!! About a month or so ago Influenster sent me the darling vox box to review products for free in exchange for my honest opinion. If you are not familiar with Influenster please go and read past posts so you can get familiar and review products for free as well how cool is that??

In this box box I received:

A full size bottle of Nature Bounty gummy vitamins for energy, which I loved because it gave me the right amount of energy without having me feel sluggish or jittery.

A deluxe sample of Vichy facial serum which made my skin feel so good. I’m an oily combination girl and this left my skin feeling good.

A deluxe sample of Eva NYC hair mask which left my natural hair soft 

Two full size samples of Live Clean baby wash and lotion. My skin tends to act up from time to time so this is perfect. They smell so good and I have a baby that I know will love this!

A full sample of Duncan Hines perfect one brownie mix to put in a cup and try to stop that sweet tooth without overindulging. I

Loved it and is familiar already with the product. I definitely recommend this you will get four packets for under $5. Unfortunately for me this will have to be a cheat down the line for me.

I also received a coupon for country crock butter with a recipe that came on time for me. I also received a coupon for my perfect size snack as well as a card telling me about the products I received. 

If this isn’t enough to sign up for Influenster I don’t know what else to tell you. Sign up today!! 

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Smokey Eye with a Hint of Orange 

Hi beauties I haven’t posted in a few weeks, but as I said before follow me on my social media pages to keep up with me .

Tonight my model,my youngest daughter let me create this look inspired by prom season. I decided to add a pop of color to the traditional smokey eye. Here’s a list of product breakdowns:

I prepped her skin with my witch hazel and thyme leaves mixture, then primed the skin with Mary Kay skin primer

Brows: Ruby Kisses Cosmetics brow pencil (dark brown) and then to clean them up I also used the Ruby Kisses highlight and contour kit for medium to deep skin skin. I set them with the Ulta brow kit

Eyes: I primed with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance and I used a medium brown shadow from the Ruby Kisses Cosmetics Contour kit and the oranges came from the Urban Decay Electric palette and from my eBay neon shadows palette and my Mayo Cosmetics neon pigment. The black came from an eBay neutral palette. I used NYX Cosmetics Black Bean as a base

Contour: Ruby Kisses Cosmetics cream contour kit and was set the Ruby Kisses powder contour kit

Foundation: Maybelline Fit me foundation in “Coconut” I used a brown from the ruby kisses palette to set the foundation

Highlight: the gold cream from the ruby kisses palette and Mac Cosmetics “Soft and Gentle”

Lashes: La colors lashes in the style “Danity”

Mascara: Wet n Wild mascara 

Blush: Black Radiance Cosmetics “Raspberry ”

Lips: Wet n Wild brown liner and an La Color lipgloss 

I set with the Elf Cosmetics setting spray 

French Quarter Fest 2017

Hello beauties I just wanted to share my fotd which is a simple natural everyday Face for me unless I am feeling glam lol. Sunday, we attended the French Quarter festival in New Orleans for the first time. This year I refuse to remain in the house letting life pass me by. 

For my Foundation I chose Fashion Fair Cosmetics Foundation stick in “Honey”.  This stick provides medium buildable coverage. First of course I prepped my skin. I used my witch hazel and thyme leaves toner then moisturized with Mary Kay Time Wise moisturizer for oily/combination skin. I then primed using the Hard Candy primer for oily skin and Maybelline blur primer in my tzone. I set my tzone with Elf Cosmetics translucent power in invisible. For my eyes I used Too Faced Cosmetics primer and La colors concealer palette in medium, I took the lightest color and based my eyes and set that with the Elf Cosmetics translucent powder to prevent creasing. I then used Elf Cosmetics press powder in “Toffee” in my crease as a transition color after I based my entire eyelids with an Elf press powder. I then used my Too Faced “Sweet Peach” palette to add the pops of color in my crease as well as under my eyelid and in my eye corner. For my brow bone highlight I used my Elf press powder. I contoured with my la color contour duo and highlighted with the same la color concealer palette and set my highlight with my ruby kisses banana powder. I also highlighted with my Wet n Wild limited edition highlighter (which is a dupe for a Mac limited edition highlighter that I will discuss in my next post real soon). I also used my Becca Cosmetics moonstone on the tip and bridge of my nose as well as forehead. I cream contoured as well with a rue 21 contour kit and set it with the la color contour duo. My lips I outlined with a wet n Wild brow pencil in black/brown blended it out and wore wet n Wild nudist Peach. I set with my Elf primer must and Mac finishing spray. My blush was by black radiance and I did my brows with a Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow in chocolate. I also color corrected with la girl color correction in orange. My lashes was by Salon Perfect #614 and I primed my lashes with wet n Wild lash primer and mascara was also by Wet n Wild. That’s it until the next post byyyyyeeee!!💋

My Opinion of the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Hello dolls I am sharing my everyday makeup look and giving my final thoughts on the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation.

Wet n Wild announced at the end of 2016, that they were adding more “Photo friendly” products to their line. If you follow them their instagram page then you might have saw the products on their Insta story. Wet n Wild added new foundations, press powders, liquid lipsticks, and newly cushion blushes, lipsticks, and highlighters, as well as new lip balms gel eyeliners, mascara and few other items.

The number one complaint among the Women of Color beauty community was that Wet n Wild was not releasing the newly released foundations or press powder to the chain stores such as Wal Mart, Target, etc. I was lucky enough to find my Shade at Walgreens (( since the release you can find the entire collection at just about all the chain stores I think that had to do with the area and the shipping times)

My Foundation color is “Desert Rose” and it matches really good. I have a very yellow undertone so this Foundation caters to it. It is medium to full coverage, I applied 2 coats using a Foundation brush and buffing it in with a beauty blender. I applied the Foundation at 6:00 am and removed it at 8:00 pm. If you are oily have your blot towels on hand, lol. I am oily but the Foundation held up. In my opinion, this Foundation Is very good and as you can see from the photos it is photo friendly. If you are like myself and is a Makeup Artist this is perfect for photos.

Wet n Wild Fantasy Halloween 2k16 Collection

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Hi Beauties its that time again…fall and of course Halloween. Wet n Wild has debuted their yearly Halloween fantasy collection and its popping up at stores like Rite Aid and Walgreens. So far in my area my Rite Aid has them. So since i don’t do fx makeup..yet..i decided to get two out of the four lipsticks that was in the collection. So if you are not familiar with the collection, Wet n Wild puts out every year an affordable fx like collection with limited edition lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras, etc. Each store has different items. I’m waiting on glitter myself hopefully there will be a red i got two diys to do.
The two lipsticks are again two out of the four i picked up. They were a $1.99 each. I think i got a discount at my rite aid because Wet n Wild is on sale at the moment.
The purple is a matte metallic lavender purple and the brown is a ’90ish creamy lipstick. I can’t wait to debute a look with them both.

Wet n Wild New Fall Lipsticks

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Hi Beauties I found some new matte lipsticks by Wet n Wild. I am guessing these are limited edition from their “Into the Wild” collection. They were priced at $1.99 per lippie. I am guessing I bought all five colors. Two happens to be dupes. Correction: there were six I passed on the red lipstick which I most likely will go get.
First up is the color “Vintage Vibe” which is a dark plum color it will remind you of the permanent color “Cherry Bomb”. Next is “Photo Bomb” at first glance you would think you are buying another “Vintage Vibe” but when you swipe it you will see they are different,but from the same color family. ” Photo” is a dark brownish plum. Next up is ” On the Ave” which is the only pink in the collection. It is the dupes for either Mac Cosmetics ” Good Kisser” or the lippie from the RiRi collection both were limited edition so if you can find this lippie please stock up.
Next is ” Coffee Buzz” which is vampy brown, it kind of reminded me “Rum Raisin” or their other lippie with raisin in it.
Lastly we have ” Night Cap” which is a repromote from their Halloween collection last year. It is a vampy color that can be duped with ” Vamp it up” they are similar but not alike.
So if you are in Rite Aid waiting on those Black Friday sales pick up those limited edition lippies and add them to your collection at $1.99 each you won’t be disappointed. #TBB

My Glow

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Hi Beauties I just wanted to share my “glow” picture. I finally got a chance to try out my Revolution Makeup highlighter in “Golden”. I love it yes its golden. This highlighter is perfect for the holiday season.
We are now in Skincare in school yes I’ve been patient and can’t wait to do my sign offs. Someone will be getting a pumpkin facial, now I get to go shopping lol