Project Tryout: Ipsy December 2014

Hi Ya’ll,
I just want to say Happy Holidays for all you who celebrate a holiday within this post to the next. I really don’t know if I am going to post next week because I may be busy but we both may need an escape from family members. Anyway, I am bringing you an Ipsy Bag first impressions. My Ipsy bag came a little late in terms of seeing other’s post and the cap of the Pixi Fairy dust was unscrewed. So, I got a little pixi dust everywhere. I really don’t know if I have product left but I have emailed Ipsy about it. Disclosure: I stole some of the descriptions from the website.
Below are the Ipsy products I received:
NYX Butter Lipbalm in Red velvet. This product is suppose to give you a sheer wash of color while keeping your lips hydrated. You can build up the color by adding a liner. $4 bucks
Coolway Boost Repair .This product is suppose to boost your hair’s strength against breakage that is caused by chemicals and high heat styling tools. Full size is $29.95
Precision Beauty Eyelash Curler. Its a purple eyelash curler that has a round shaped curve to help prevent less pinching. $5 bucks
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes. A push up bra for you lashes enough said. Actually the mascara is enriched with olive esters. $23.00 for full size
Pixi Fairy Dust In Brightening Bare . This product which is loose pigment with an applicator can be used dry or wet. Its an illuminating powder that gives a concentrated glow. This cost 10 pounds in US dollars is $15.64
Check out the photos below.

Catch Ya later,

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Winter Wonderland Tag


Hi Yall,

So I decided to jump on this tag from Muekalia Beauty Department.

Check out my answers below.

Favorite thing about winter? Snow. Lies . Its all the seasonal foods that served during this time.

Scarves or Beanies? Beanies but I also LOVE long like 5 ft long scarves.

Favorite holiday movie? Any thing with snoopy or the old vintage movie that they have made before the animation we have now.

Favorite winter nail polish? Nailtini frappe or Opi Road House Blues or Black Berry Chutney

Favorite Starbucks Holiday Drink? Salted Caramel Mocha

What are your top 3 winter essentials? Gloves, hat and lots of lotion

Name one item on your wish list this year?Gift Cards to MAC

Favorite holiday song? I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

Did you go Black Friday shopping this year? No!

Must have winter lip product? Caudalie lip conditioner. You cant be beat those grapes

Will you be rocking an ugly Christmas sweater this year? Nope, I had enough in the 80’s and 90’s

Have you ever had a white Christmas where you live? Yes. and its overated.

Favorite winter candle scent? Twisted Peppermint by Bath and Body works.

Join in on the tag Peeps.


Originally posted on Muekalia Beauty Department :

Hello all, I did the winter wonderland tag and would like to challenge you guys to do it to! Tag me or let me know if you end up doing it :)

Favorite thing about winter? Christmas!!!!

Scarves or Beanies? thats hard BOTH

Favorite holiday movie? Any that have reindeer, snow and santa

Favorite winter nail polish? OPI DARK RAD NAILPOLISH

Favorite Starbucks Holiday Drink? Salted Caramel Mocha

What are your top 3 winter essentials? Gold Bonds healing lotion, chapstick and gloves

Name one item on your wish list this year? Michael Kors tall boots

Favorite holiday song? Deck the Rooftop – Glee christmas cd

Did you go Black Friday shopping this year? No! Went once U will never go again

Must have winter lip product? Coco Butter swivel stick, vaseline or buts bees

Will you be rocking an ugly Christmas sweater this year? IDK – I don’t own any…

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Project Tryout:Weekend Look

Hi Y’all,

My chapter had a holiday party. This provides me a chance to put on some makeup. I actually tried a little contour .Yeah. Check out the list of products I used :
Mac Mineralize Moisture Foundation in NC 45. This foundation oxides
MAC Select Coverup Concealer in NC45
MAC Skinfinish Natural in Dark
MAC Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Deep (only used Burnt Coral)
MAC Blunt
MAC Raizen
Makeup Forever Aqua Brow Gel in Number 30
MAC Chestnut Lip pencil
Too Face Melted Liquid Lipstick in Nude
Kiss I Envy Juicy Volume Short
MAC Sketch
MAC Satin Taupe
MAC Soft Brown
Beauty Box eye liner in Black
Check out the photo below.
Catch ya later,

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Project Tryout: Birchbox 2015

Hi Y’all,
This birchbox theme is called Decked Out.The box was definitely decked out with gold designs on the top and sides. I was really wanting more holiday makeup but it was not to be ,however,I am not that disappointed in this December’s Birchbox. Here is what I received:

1.Beauty & Oil. Full size is $25.95.This hair oil defends against UV rays, heat and breakage. You are suppose to work one-three drops into damp hair or on the ends of dry hair. I really want to take this overseas with me or on my next vacation so I can really moisturize my hair. I love sample sizes for vacays.
2.Laura Geller Beauty.Spackle supercharged fortified under makeup primer.Full size is $30.00. Its is a botanical-infused primer that gives a matte finish. Using your fingers, smooth a thin layer onto a clean face. This primer can be worn alone or under foundation. I would love to try this under my MAC Face and Body foundation and see how it preforms.
3. Lord &Berry Paillettes Glitter eye pencil in Black. Full size $18. Blend-able onyx pencil with studded silver shimmer. Glide this along your lash line.I love Lord &Berry from my last eyeliner sample and I like that the sample is small, I have a lot of black eyeliners.
4.SeaRx Microabrasion face and body scrub.Full size is $28.Loaded with Dead Sea minerals, this exfoliater buffs away dullness to reveal radiant skin.The tube says for preventive aging. I guess they knew that’s exactly what I need.
5.Tocca Crema de Mano .Cleopatra. Full size $10.00.This hand creme is grapefruit and cucumber scented. You should rub generously on your hands and when you need a moisture boost. I am fan of the last Tocca product I was sent through BirchBox. However, this product reminds me of the Mr.Bubbles bubble bath.
Check out the photos below.

Catch ya later,

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Pink Series: NYX Bloom

Hi Y’all,
This is my last lipstick series post. Let’s say goodbye to the pink series (on Wednesdays We Wear Pink) and the entire lipstick series. We will be saying hello to some other posts and you will be able to see my makeup collection in other ways.
I really enjoyed you coming by.I would like to thank everyone for their continued support. So,onto NYX Bloom. This is described as a plum pink. I think its just another blue pink.However, this blue based pink is very dark.
Check out the photos below.

Catch ya later,

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Project Tryout: Work Week Lipstick #6

Hi Yall,
I just want to let you all know thank you for looking, browsing, trolling, whatever, at my work week in lipsticks. I am so happy that you guys liked it. So, I just wanted to tell you that this month will be my last work week in lipsticks and color series in lipsticks and lip liners. Yes, I know we probably could do another series on my lips alone , a lip balm series or the best of the best series but I am going to be doing a weekly basket(in jan) and obviously that will include lipsticks.
MAC Cunning
MAC Viva Glam I
Maybelline Brazen Berry
Wet&Wild Lady & The Vamp

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Project Tryout : Ole Henriksen Review

Hi Ya’ll,
I received a week’s sample of Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders. I wanted to do a review on it because I was watching one of my daily youtube video subscriptions and Missdivalike had a similar background about skincare that I did growing up.We just washed our face with soap and water. There were no treatment, serums , toners.There was any regimen in washing your face. In my family is was sort of the same thing except for my abuelita who had a serious love for looking good. She was an Estee Lauder fan. However, my mother only had us using soap and water and then as teenagers, we used witch hazel. My sister had acne prone skin and I had dry skin. We had different issues but both were treated almost the same.
Now onto the Ole Henriksen. It is a three-step daily regimen developed for an effective, easy, and healthy skincare routine to treat all major skin concerns. My skin issues are dryness and hyper pigmentation.
The products included are :
his set contains:
– 1 oz truth serum™ collagen booster
– 1 oz Invigorating Night Gel™
– 1 oz Sheer transformation® brightening moisturizer
1. How my face felt on day one of using 3 little wonders? When first applying the collagen booster was sticky and the moisturizer was sheer. I was questioning was going to be enough for the winter time.

Sidenote: On days 1-3, I saw some texture changes in my skin ( like when you sit on carpet with your bare legs) on the lower outlines of my face. I also felt like it was a bit irritated and it started to itch. I stop placing the collagen booster on that part of my skin as well as the brightening lotion in that area. Hopefully, my skin will return back to normal. Now the rest of my skin, doesn’t feel that way, it feels quite smooth.
2. How it felt on day 7? I would say my skin felt smooth except for the outlines of my jaw. Would I say brighter, better, more elastic.. no not really but because the samples were pretty decent in size for me I can continue a bit longer with it.
3. The consistency of the 3 products: The collagen booster was very sticky and smelled like a faint orange. The night gel was very watery and had a faint smell but nothing that bothered me.The brightening moisturizer is lightweight and thin and didn’t have a smell.I didnt feel like my facial skin was ashy or anything when coming in from outside.
4. My recommendation: I would not purchase the set but would purchase the moisturizer.
Catch ya later,

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Pink Series: NYX Dolly PINK

Hi Yall,
I am here with another on Wednesday we wear Pink. We are down to our last of the last. I have one more after this and then the pink series is over. I will not be doing any more colored series like this because I think I ran the gamut of colors in my makeup collection. Its over, well almost over. Anyway, I am here with NYX Dolly Pink. It is described on the NYX website as a bright Barbie Pink, it retails for $3.50. I think its more of a pastel pale pink on my skintone. This lipliner also reminds me of Lime Crime Great Pink Planet. As for NC 50 and above, this is definitely not a color that we can wear alone( unless you want to). I feel like its perfect if you are trying to get an ombre look but on its on, no.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,

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Project tryout:Workweek #5

Hi Ya’ll,
I am bringing you another work week filled with lipsticks. I have gussied up my look because this is after all this is sort of a beauty blog. However my face kind broke out and I want to give it a rest. So till my face clears, I am not wearing foundation.

1. Mary Kay Jelly Lipgloss in  Berry Me.
2. Juice Beauty in Fig.
3. MAC Indigo Pink
4. Laura mercie Rose
5. MAC Pop Mode
Catch ya later,

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Project Tryout: Bye Ashy!

Hi Ya’ll,

I was suppose to do a series reviewing products that I received in my Surf’s Up Vox Box (I am extremely late on this product). If you want to see what I received then (click here). I have heard of Hawaiian Tropic but it was for sun tan lotion and fake bake products  never as an after sun product.Actually, I never heard of a after sun product. The full name of this lotion is Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun. It is suppose to refresh and soothe your skin after being in the sun. Remember this does not keep you from getting sunburn but helps soothe the dryness after sun exposure. Moreover, always remember to wear sunscreen! An ounce prevention is better than a pound of cure.I used this product(Hawaiian Tropic) after being on the beach in Punta Cana and it has a deep moisturizing feel. When I first applied it did not leave a wet or slippery feeling.It has these ribbons  that leave you feeling hydrated for a very long time. The smell is very coconutty which I didn’t mind being out in the tropics and I was not wearing any perfumes. I will take this with me on any beach travels I plan for next summer.
Now, while I was having this product, I also received an Ipsy Glam Bag with a product that you can use of over exposure to the sun and its called Lavilin Jojoba Gel cream. I received it my July 2014 bag. I did not take it with me to Punta Cana but used it in the wintertime in the DMV, I am always looking for a product to kill the dryness, tightness and irritation associated with it. The worst dryness to me  is winter skin especially after being exposed to the sun. Both of these products are after-sun products that have emollients to fight dryness and tightness on the skin. Right now, my skin is dry and tight.
From the Ipsy website they state that ” Lavilin Jojoba gel cream , out of all nature’s compounds, is the most similar to human skin oil. It is known to restore the skin’s natural luster and suppleness, and soften and hydrate dry skin. Lavilin Jojoba Cream calms and softens skin, is excellent after over-exposure to sun, and is suitable for use in intimate areas.” Right now, I am using the jojoba gel cream and plan on repurchasing it because it does not come with a scent like the Hawaiian tropic. I feel like it is a bit lighter in consistency and when I apply it seems to feel the lightest on my skin. I am not saying Hawaiian Tropic does not have a good product and I will continue to use it but its more of a seasonal product because the smell and the feel of it.
Catch ya later,

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