Project Tryout: Ipsy Glam Blag

Hi Ya’ll,
I am sorry for the lateness of this post and the future glam bag post. I was in Boston and I will try to play catch up. I also have post on my Boston trip. Anyway, this is one of the bags I received while I was gone. Check it out.
1. Absolute Lip Balm in Grape . This is one half of a duo that is priced at 5.99. I like the price of the lipbalm and it smells like grape but I have not tried it because I still have some lipbalms to go through. The Absolute site says that:
Treat your lips with the ultra-moisturizing Duo Lip Balms from Absolute New York. Our lightly tinted, creamy, conditioning formula softens, smoothens, and protects lips for a seriously kissable pout. Discover this must-have duo for sensationally soft and luscious lips!
2. Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner. This is an instant mattifying primer that is resistant to sweat and humidity. It is boasting that it can:
minimizes the appearance of pores by diffusing light
blurs imperfections & lines
erases shine & mattifies skin
absorbs oil, reduces shine and helps regulate sebum production
antibacterial action for a healthy skin
acts as a shield to prevent make-up from clogging pore
This is one of the 2 high end products in my glam bag.
3. Urban Decay perversion Mascara. My second high end product which I snatched open because this is one of the most talked about mascaras on the YT. On the site.. its Bigger, Blacker , Badder..
So intense you might need a safe word, Perversion glides on and gets you sexy in one stroke.Perversion has a creamy, full-bodied texture that’s not too dry, not too wet. This allows just the right amount of “pull” so it glides through lashes. Our formula NEVER gets brittle or clumpy. Perversion Mascara contains Hairdensyl, a complex blend of proteins and amino acids—including marine glycogen, known to stimulate lash growth. Honey extract provides deep nourishment, sea idrolized elastine stimulates the hair follicle, and marine collagen protects. Doesn’t these phrases make you want to try it out and be all scandelous. LOL
4. Coastal Scents Forever Blush Sample Duo. When I opened this up, I knew … Giveaway. The colors did not do it for me. I learned not to even swatch the colors because it would be a waste. The Coastal scents website says its a perfectly pigmented powder blush for a long-lasting rush of color.
5. Lord and Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil. This is the small pencil I have received in the mail. However, I love Black eyeliner. I never heard of them but after looking on the website I am now intrigue. Damn you Ipsy. Tempting me to buy stuff. On the site this is what is said about its khol liner:
A soft and creamy kohl stick in an intense black shade perfect for creating that dramatic Bollywood eyeline. Formulated to provide deep, dramatic coverage, yet gentle enough to be used on the inner lash lines. Line the upper and lower lashes and smudge into the roots too for the perfect Arabic smoky eye.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Birchbox

Hi Y’all,
Now while I was gone I received some boxes. I love subscription boxes because I feel like its Christmas each month and like the real Christmas, I am paying for something! Anyway this is my first impressions of what I received from Birch Box this month. The theme for this box was: Ice Cream
The items I received were in the box:
Noir Cosmetics Long-Wear Eyeliner. Noir’s stay-put black eyeliner combines the ease of a pencil with the drama of a liquid liner and its waterproof. The liner is made vitamin E and jojoba oil. The cost is 15.00
Ojon rare blend™ oil Moisture Therapy. The Birchbox website says that this oil blend is formulated with a hydrating blend of natural oils from around the world, it strengthens, smooths, and softens dry or damaged hair while boosting its shine and brilliance.The ojon oil also reduces frizz.The ojon oil comes from the Ojon tree in South America but there is also Tahitian monoi oil, a coconut oil with unique heat protective properties, ultra nourishing Mexican aloe vera, and ximenia oil to soften coarse strands. The cost is 35.00
Benefit Posiebalm First before I copy and paste something from Birch Box, I would like to let you know that this is a giveaway item. Yes! I don’t like the posiebalms or Benefit for that matter because I feel they don’t have anything I can wear. OK , moving on. Benefit is calling this a dual-purpose balm.The creamy formula hydrates and conditions parched lips, while the sheer shade builds to a flattering poppy-pink. The cost is 18.00
Harvey Prince Ageless Body Cream Birchbox talks about this body cream as a botanical-rich moisturizer comes infused with their famed grapefruit and mango scent, Ageless, and leaves skin feeling silky-soft and thoroughly hydrated. The cost of this lotion is 22.00
hello. Breath Spray Trio. This no alcohol breath freshener in grapefruit mint is all-natural, delicious, and free of tongue-burning alcohols. They’re also sans artificial colors or sweeteners so you can spritz away without any worry. Cost of the trio is 11.50.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Random: Makeup Bag For Boston

Hi Ya’ll,

I just came back from Boston for the Delta Sigma Theta Eastern Regional Conference and I am still very excited. Check out what lipsticks and palettes I brought with me. I have a new makeup bag that says lipstick addict that I bought from Forever 21 for real cheap. Out of all the makeup I brought , I only used:
Face: MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 foundation
IMAN BB cream in Clay Medium Deep
MAC Skinfinish Natural in Dark
MAC blush in Sweet as Cocoa
Makeup Forever orange corrector
MAC Select Cover up in NC 45
Eyes: MAC Sharon Osbourne palette
MAC soft ochre paint pot
MAC Teddy eye liner
Kiss Lashes
NYX jumbo pencil in French Fries
Lips: MAC Ruby Woo
MAC Fired Up
NYX liner in Hot Red
Now, this is what I bought on the trip.
Check out the photos below showing how I over pack.
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Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Pink Series: Flat out Fabulous

Hi Guys,
Another Wednesday has arrived and you know what that means… on Wednesdays we wear Pink! I have a new pink lip stick for you and I am pretty p.o.’ed . Flat out Fabulous is a matte shade (a retro matte shade) that is described as a bright matte plum. It really should be described as a matte girl about town. That is why I am pissed. I just bought a dupe for MAC Girl About Town. However  Girl about town is a satin finish .Another brown beauty blogger who has done a review on Flat Out fabulous is the Glamorous Gleam, check out the  review here. I love this color on me because I really don’t have to wear lip liner unless you want an ombre look or if you want to make it more on the pink or purple side.
Check out my photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Pink Series: NYX Audrey

Hi y’all,
After showing off Girl about Town from Mac I feel like I bought a miss in this next lipstick by NYX. I bought this lipstick either at an IMATS Years ago or at the beauty supply store. Like the nudier lipsticks this defiantly needs an anchor color. NYX describes this color as a matte mid tone blue pink. It is a very flat color which I think makes it more fun than if it were shiny.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: BeautyBox5 Radiant and Remarkable

Hi Y’all,
I received another BeautyBox5. I was very surprised to get this box again. Anyway, this is what I received in the Radiant and Remarkable box:
1. Purlisse Pur Protect SPF 30| retails for 55.00. This is a non greasy light weight moisturizer with 30 spf. Purlisse also says its wont upset sensitive skin.
2. La fresh Travel lite Makeup Remover Wipes| Retails for 19.99. These makeup wipes are suppose to remove makeup fast even the waterproof formulas. Its suppose to be quick, easy and refreshed.
3. Nanacoco Lip Gloss| Retails for 3.99. This lip gloss has vitamin E and pigments to keep your lips poppin and nourished. Their words not mine. This will be in my future giveaway!
4. Novex Brazilian Kertain |Retails for 19.50. This product is an intensive hair treatment that works on all hair types. You need to message into your hair and wait 25 minutes, your hair will be both smooth and shiny.
5. Style Essentials Nail Polish| Retails 7.00. This product adds fun and color. Its like a glitter top coat.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Pink Series: MAC Girl About Town

Hi Y’all ,
I am here with another pink series lipstick Mac’s Girl about Town. I bought this color back in the day because I wanted to wear pink but I didn’t like MAC St Germain or MAC Snob. This color is described by MAC as a bright blue fuchsia, it is also an amplified creme. To me an amplified creme is a creamy , satin lipstick that is both bright and long wearing.
I would agree with the MAC description as a blue based fuchsia.
If you are looking for a lip liner that matched the lipstick exactly then try Mac magenta lip liner.
Check out the photos below.

Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project 10 Pan :Samples

Hi Ya’ll,
I know that in past project ten pan I have been collecting emptied items and then letting you all know about them in a post. That is more of an empties post than a full fledge project 10 pan but I consider my makeup collection an epic project ten pan that I need to get through. This time I wanted to do it like I used to and show you the samples beforehand.I started to open up some new things (for no reason)and most of them were samples. So, I was like let me make a samples empties list. All of these samples were either full or mostly full. I started using these products or at least most on 7/27/14.
1. Clinque Moisture surge Gel creme
2.H2O marine cleansing gel
3.Body drench candylicious in Cotton Candy
4. Laqa lip color in purple
5. Power crunch bar
6. Suki Skincare
7. Atelier orange sanguine sample
8. Glowing MAMA walnut face and body scrub
9.Beauty protector masque
10. Body Shop Sample in Mango
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Pink Series: MAC Candy Yum Yum

Hi Ya’ll,
I am sorry I did not post my pink series post on Wednesday. Yesterday was crazy. Anyway, I am here to show you that regardless of the day we can still wear pink. Now, this lipstick is a relatively new lipstick to MAC and to me . I bought this lipstick before I went to Chicago. I guess I wanted to try something different since I am an avid red wearer. You can catch that collection here, here and here and by going through the red series. MAC Candy Yum Yum is a neon pink lipstick, I would describe that color as a blue based pink.. The finish of this lipstick is matte but its not as dry to me as Ruby Woo as soon as you place it on. However as the day wears on you will need moisturizer.This lipstick retails at 16.00. In terms of who can wear it. I think lot of shades who dare can wear it. Now, with that said some of us would feel more comfortable to with lipliner. You can wear MAC nightmoth, vino, magenta you are not comfortable with wearing it alone.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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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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