Project Tryout: Natural from the freezer? Jamba Juice.

Hi Y’all,
I finally bought some apple juice for my Jamba juice Caribbean Passion. I really did not know what to expect but I figured begin sold through mass market , it would be some kind of sweet. What I was not expecting was that it was actual frozen fruit. It also had yogurt already on the fruit, you did not need to open a separate package.
The downside was all the sugar involved. My smoothies that I make with Chobani yogurt  do not taste as sweet and I add for some people alot of fruit( I believe that it was the apple juice that added alot of sugar as well) . The consistency was a little thin but I guess you can control that adding less juice or more yogurt or flax seed to thicken the smoothie.  I will have to say it taste good for a dessert drink.

Check out the photos below.oh I forgot this was from my influenster box for review.

Catch ya later,

1reddiva83

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Project Ten Pan: Natural Empties

Hi Yall,
I went to a hair show a year ago and I have been hoarding these products in this huge bag (like a wider IMATS bag).  I also have thrown in a few natural empties that may have come in subscription boxes. Each photo may not be an actual empty but I have fully used the product.


1. Ur Curly Soya Shampoo|on the package of UR Curly shampoo, it says its free of alcohol, parabens , silicone, sulfates and dyes. Its made with soy protein and enriched with Abyssinian Oil and Tea Tree Oil as well as Echinacea and Aloe.This smells very medicated. Some say they smelled peppermint.I can see that. On the back of the package, it says its suppose to soothe scalp , reduce breakage and nourish damage hair. Helping you reach your hair goals. It says for the best results use with the conditioner which I review next.
2. Ur Curly Quinoa Conditioner| Just like the shampoo its suppose to be free of the bad things but its made with Quinoa Protein and enriched with Abyssinian Oil, Lavender and Aloe. It says on the back of the package that it will moisturize and detangle , reduce breakage, nourish damage hair. This time instead of washing it out immediately I am suppose to let it sit in my hair for 3-5 minutes. I let it sit for ten minutes. The conditioner felt very tingly. My boyfriend said it smelled minty.I would agree, it really reminds me of Sea-breeze.
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3. Oyin Homemade Greg Juice|is a leave in conditioner which I used to refresh my hair in the morning or use it before styling my hair after I washed it with my L’Oreal products.I also brought it with me last summer in Chicago when I was going to the city’s food festival and it was wonderful. OMG, I think my best hair was in Chicago. I purchased this product from a hair show a while ago and it was apart of a snack pack( a group of sample size products in a travel case)
On the Oyin handmade website (click here) they describe the Greg juice as oil free, vegetable moisturizer that can be used on all hair types. The scent is described as citrus- lavender. I definitely could smell the lavender.I would repurchase this product after I went through the entire snack pack.
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4. Texture My Way Hydrate Moisture Intensive Softening Shampoo( shampoo sample)| The website says this sulfate free shampoo will live your hair softer and squeaky clean.
5. Texture My way  Texture Control Moisture Intensive Dual Conditioner (conditioner sample). The website says that this product can be used as a co wash and a rinse out deep conditioner. I always let my conditioner sit for a long time before washing them out so I can get as much of the benefits as possible.
Both of these products I have recently used the shampoo I was using after I was tired of trying out a shampoo bar sample.These samples didn’t have any highlights for me to rave about. maybe next time I will use it with their other products.
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6.Nubian Heritage Raw Shea Butter Soap with Soy Milk, Frankincense & Myrrh. It was a full size bar that I received at the same hair show. This 5 oz bar was actually a great soap. The smell was not heavy, it lathered well and my skin had a scent that I would equate to an oatmeal smell. I would repurchase this product.
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7. Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter. I received this in my Ipsy March 2014 bag. This is one of the two products that I did not give away.I will have to say this body butter I would not look into repurchasing. It was very thick and hard to rub into the skin. I also found that my skin itched after using it. My boyfriend C did like the smell.

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8. Nourish Orangic Food for healthy skin Lightweight Moisturizing Face lotion. Yes, a long title on a small bottle. It has argan oil, rosewater as well as shea butter. This sample is 0.5 oz but I have gotten more than a week’s usage out of it. I will have to say the lotion has a light smell but reminds me of peaches. The texture of the lotion is quite sticky and reminds me of how serums feel when applying them to the face. I have to say I am not a fan and would not repurchase.

9. Miss Jessie softening shampoo in oh so clean and softening conditioner. This is another sample packet. Now for the shampoo I did like the smell and both had no sulfates, parabens. I did feel like my hair was softer after using the product. Im sorry guys, I cant seem to find the photo.

10. Body Shop Soap which sells 100 % vegetarian products. I had bought some soaps after going through a major bath and body works empties. So I collected most of my soap wrappers. Out of all of the soaps I say that I liked them in this order: Satsuma which reminded me of a exotic orange, Brazil Nut which had a very nutty smell ,very earthy.Shea Butter it reminded me of like a flower. My last favorite was Coconut. The only one I hated and had plenty of was  Olive soap, it first reminded me of a weird pine and then it reminded me of Planet Fitness cleaner(you know what you wipe off the machines with when you are done, yuck). I would repurchase the soaps expect for Olive.
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Keep a look out for my future empties posts.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Pink Series: Bonnie Bell Boysenberry Lip Tracer

Hi Ya’ll,
We are Starting off this Pink Series: On Wednesday We Wear Pink with Bonnie Bell Boysenberry Lip tracer. This color came in my BeautyBox 5 subscription. The color can be described as a neutral raspberry mauve. The lip liner cost 3.95 . To me its a nice color. I feel the NYX lipliner go on a bit better but for 3.95 its pretty good.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Bulu Box

Hi Ya’ll,

I received a Bulu box over the weekend and I will have to show you what I receive.I switched my box my from weight loss to just general wellness and I am glad I did. With the previous boxes I was receiving alot of pills that were not going to help because they were one pill samples.
1. Chike Nutrition High Protein Coffee.
2.Beanfields Bean and Rice Chips in Barbecue. Full size sample. This is actually very flavorful compared to Baked Lays barbecue. On the bag it says that it’s vegan, gluten free and all natural. The product also is corn free and has 4 grams in fiber, 4 grams protein. Its pretty tasty.
3.Helps Tea for her and Rehydration Diets
4.Power Crunch Bar in French Vanilla creme . I had this sample before and for it was pretty taste considering that I think most protein bars have a bad taste, aftertaste, and the protein taste like sludge.
5.Puracyn Wound and Skin Care solution.This is a wound spray that I that was really cool since I will be traveling in and out of the country this year. YIpppeee!It is for scrapes, burns and lacerations. It does not contain any antibiotics,steriods, alcohol or iodine. It is also PH neutral and safe for adults and children.
6.BioTerrra Herbs Sleep . This is 10 pills which is the travel size version. It is suppose to promote restful sleep.
Check out the photos below and if you want to try it out here is a coupon.

Catch ya later,

1reddiva83

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Brown Series :NYX Brown Lipliner

Hi Ya’ll,

We are back with a lip liner with a lip liner from NYX in Brown. The color is described a warm brown on the NYX website. Originally, I thought it was a dupe for MAC Chestnut and I was wrong. I found the dupe and you will see it in another post.

Check out the photos below.

Catch ya later,

1reddiva83

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Project Tryout:Ipsy July Glambag

Hi Guys,
You know its time for another glam bag and this time its for Ipsy glambag (the theme is Sensationally Sunkissed) . I want to start from what I did not like. I find that with Ipsy bag I have a strong first impressions right of the back.
1.Hang ten dark tanning oil with SPF. I am  Black or African American what have you. I’m not a light skin person which we do have in my community but  I have no problem darkening in the sun. I do not burn. I don’t need this. Its a giveaway item. Don’t even want to try it.
2.Pixi tinted brilliance balm on pretty in pink. Another item that I don’t need. Every time I receive  a  pink lip product, I feel like it doesn’t work and I regret trying it because it could of been of a great edition to my giveaway box.
3. Bare minerals 5in1 bb advanced Performance cream eye shadow . This eye shadow looks great but it has sun screen in it which leads me to  believe that I may get flashback from a flash of a camera. I will try it but only for daytime looks when I am not being chased by the paps. (LOL)
4.Pur  Big look mascara with argan oil and is  waterproof. I have never gone out and bought mascara even more so waterproof mascara. I really want to try this. However the argan oil is fifth from the bottom so I don’t know how much I will be actually getting in this sample.
5.Lavilin bio balance jojoba skin smoother . It says on the tube use after intense physical activity. When I rubbed it in my skin,it reminded me of the smell of cortisone cream. I read the ingredients and the jojoba oil is second after water. Yeah second from the top. I am interested since I have been walking around the reservoir.
Check out the photos.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva


P.s. let me tell you about this crappy camera. I have been working around this camera because I thought the flash was broken. Because I am not a baller or date a man who can just drop a 790 on a camera and  because we have real bills to pay,you know school loans,upcoming trips and rent, I had to work around it. When I had taken pictures in somewhat low light the camera said raise the flash. When I  followed the directions which  I usually ignore because it  doesn’t do anything, it takes the picture with flash.  I didn’t use the photo because it stunk  but I was like surprised. OK that’s the end of my story. Bye guys

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Brown Series: Chestnut Lip Liner

Hi Beauties,
We are about to be at the end of the brown series and there is an upcoming series that I will be doing on Wednesdays. Stay tuned and help me say goodbye to the brown series. Again, thanks for your continued support.
Chestnut lipliner is a holy grail product for any deep/dark skin beauty. It is literally the anchor to wearing colors that may not match your tone or may be too light for our coloring. You can even wear it buy itself. Its like a deep coffee color. On my lips , I put it on my bottom lip first because my top lip is almost the same color as the lip pencil. I don’t know whats in it but it definitely a neutralizer which can be worn with cool or warm lipsticks and lipglosses. MAC describes it as an intense brown and priced at $15 dollars.
Check out the photos below.

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Project Tryout: BeautyBox5 Defining Moments

Hi Ya’ll,
I received a BeautyBox5(the theme is called defining moments). I was not expecting a Beautybox5 because I thought my subscription was over. Now, the funny thing about this is this box is best box I have received from them . When I paid them , I was a little disappointed with the boxes.
This is what I received in the box for this month.
1. Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara |Retails for 7.99 0.24 oz. The product that came in the box was a full size product. Yeah! It is suppose to deliver volume and definition without a eye lash curler. Also, it is suppose to be smudge and flake proof. I wish I could use this but I have so many mascara samples. They even sent a card with a coupon that you are suppose frame your eye lash and put it on IG to showcase the mascara. *bring on the the Lucy Ball cry*
2. Hask Argan oil Intense Deep Conditioning Hair treatment| Retails for 2.49 1.75 oz. This was also a pretty healthy sample size. This product boast that it restores with its nourishing cream that delivers results for 2 weeks. You apply after wetting your hair , leaving your hair in for ten minutes. That’s exactly how I was going to use it.
3. Body Drench Candy Licious Lips| Retails for 3.99 0.09 This product says that its infused with beeswax, coconut oil, vitamin E. The product card is saying it taste the real thing (i wont be licking it right now) . This lip balm leaves no color which I love.
4. Anna Naturals Glowing MAMA Walnut Face and Body Scrub| Retails for 10.99. This sample is a favorite of natural beauties and expecting moms (so the card says). It has no parabens, harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances. It is a luxe vegan product is infused with moisturizing botanicals.
5. Starlooks lip liner |retails for 12.00. This pencil came in the color Tickle Me Pink. I received this color in previous box from Ipsy or BirchBox. It touts that it can be used as a all over color or as a outliner. It is a full coverage lipliner and lasts all day. I do like the color but I have the same color.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Brown Series: MAC Gel

Hi Yall,
I am nearing the end of my brown series except for a couple of lip liners. My last lipstick for the brown series is MAC Gel. This a permanent color which you can in the store on line. This color is describes as a sheer metallic beige. I would use this lipstick as a topper on other lipsticks because wearing it by itself is a no go at least for me .

Check out the photos below.

Catch ya later,

1reddiva83

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Pink Series:On Wednesday we wear pink

Hi Guys,
My series on lipsticks have been really being doing well on views and comments.Thank you. I really appreciate you all who have been reading my posts and all the new people who have been attracted to my blog because of the series.I have done red,brown,purple and orange. Now its time for the pinks. I’m not a pink person and I really can’t stand the color, my mom use to make me wear it a lot as a child and I liked it then but now I’m not a fan or at least I thought I wasn’t.
Another blogger here on WordPress named beauty412 has a series about makeup involving pink (called on Wednesday we wear pink) and I wanted to join in on the fun and keep using makeup. So here is my pink lipstick series on wearing pink lipstick. Now,all I need is a black leather jacket by hinge with the tapered back and a round collar (I know real specific).
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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