Random: Speedy delivery +Giveaway

Hi Y’all,
I received another package from Borghese cosmetics. This time it was all lipsticks.The lipsticks that came to me where from the Color Struck Lipstick collection. What I do like about the lipstick just off looking and swatching is the color, the packaging of the lipsticks and the smell,what I’m on the fence about is all the sparkle. However,I do want to shoe you the lip products which can be picked up from these stores. The colors are described as multi-dimensional infusion of pigment and pearl for a fuller lip illusion . Shine, smooth, creamy, radiant.
The colors are:
Beyond
is a matte dark brownish red color. 
Escape
is a  red with gold shimmer.
Fireside
is a magneta color with a gold shimmer 
Swoon
is a light orange color with a gold shimmer 
Dare
is a sparkly pink red with a gold shimmer
Edge
Is a light brown nude
Check out the photos below

Now I do have a surprise. Yes,one person will receive the nude lipstick called Edge from the collection. You have to follow this blog,comment below with your email address and you will get the lipstick.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils

Hi Y’all,
I am trying to psych myself up before doing the 30 days of eyeshadow. I really want to go through my stash and show you all my collection but I have to find a way to break down my collection so that I can show everything.So this is part one of eye shadow bases. The next part will be MAC and Maybelline paint pots. I also want to see what is bad and what’s good. I think I am going to have more products in the next graveyard post.
So lets start with the jumbo pencils. They are in order of left to right in the photo.

Black Bean
Milk
Rocky Mountain
Lime
Strawberry Milk
French Fries
Pure Gold
Dark Brown
Purple velvet
Rust
Yogurt
Check out the photo below.

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Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: MAC Twig

Hi Y’all,

So I went to the MAC store so I can soak up the smells and sounds of everything makeup and to turn in my six items so that I can get my new lipstick. I think by years end I will have about three free items from MAC.
My new lipstick I believe is a great lipstick for spring.The name is MAC Twig and the color can be described as a soft muted brown pink.
Check it out below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project10Pan: The Low Buy/ No Buy Tag

Hi Y’all,
I was tagged by styled with joy click here. Yeah. This post is so cool because its focused to whats going on right now. I am on a NO buy (but I do have giftcards so I can still buy a couple things.)
1. When did you start your No Buy / Lo Buy? How long is your No Buy / Lo Buy going to last? January 1
2. Why did you decide to go on a No Buy / Lo Buy? Actually June of 2014. I really was getting tired of this hoarding stuff.
3. Have you ever attempted a No Buy / Lo Buy before? If so, how did it go? I have not attempted anything like this.
4. What do you hope to achieve with your No Buy / Lo Buy? Using up my makeup, getting rid of stuff,knowing what my weaknesses are and what I really like in makeup.
5. What product(s) have you hit pan on since starting the Makeup No Buy? I have done alot of sample empties but my panning is my bath and body works candles. Ughh I know
6. Do you have more empties because of it? What product do you miss the most? Yes,more samples in the past months have ended in the empties box. I miss my Caudalie cleansing water.
7. Do you think you can survive the ban from makeup? Yes, I said I had giftcards.
8. What is the one product you envy right now but can’t get? For eyes? For lips? And for face? For eyes the MAC 9 palette, For lips, I would like lip stains and for face the Nars Luminous foundation
9. Have you cheated and bought something already? I have giftcards so no. Oh and I have subscriptions boxes. Is that cheating?
10. After your No Buy / Lo Buy, are you planning a big haul? What are you going to buy? hell yeah! I am going to be like these youtubers and call it a collective haul.
If you are on a no buy or lo buy let me know. You can also answer the questions.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: March Subscription Boxes 2015

Hi Ya’ll,
March is the beginning of spring but in the DMV spring does not feel sprung. To me fifty and low sixties is still cold. So, these bags are here to usher in the new season. March for Ipsy glambag is all about floral fantasy. Unfortunately, there isn’t any florals or pastels except for the pattern on the glambag. Birchbox came with the theme of creativity and the card saying I feel most creative when I blank.
Ipsy:
1. NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick in Pops
2. Pur-lisse 4 in 1 Soy milk cleanser and makeup remover
3. Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in Fifty Shades
4. Crown Brush oval concealer brush
5. Acure day cream

Birchbox
1.BioRepublic Pomegranate Crush Illuminating Sheet Mask. Full size 14.95
2. Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter Highlighter . Full Size 14
3. Jouer Lip Enhancer . Full size 16
4. Michael Todd Moisture Lite Lotion Non Oily Hydrating Moisturizer . Full size 29
5. Nelson J Beverly Hills Argan Oil 7 Moisture Healing mask- Coconut. Full Size 20
Check out the photo below.


Catch Ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Over the week Samples

Hi Yall,
I have been loving picking through this sample drawer because I really don’t want to do these eyeshadow post. I have been trying to try ,lol. Anyway, here are the samples I have tried.
Derma doctor KP duty. You know ladies I am in the dry , flaky skin brigade. While, I don’t necessarily have chicken skin I do have a pattern that looks like fish scales. Don’t judge.I didn’t find the lotion to do much of anything. However, I am going to try it on my elbows.
2.Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. This is a great spray for oily skin. I hear a lot of comments on the YT about it . I have more dry skin and I feel like for my dewy foundations it keeps the makeup on and therefore the glow is still on 8 for the entire day.
3. Yu Be moisturizing cream . I could only use it once on my legs and arms. It has a medicinal smell. It only took one to two uses so I had it in an empties post before I had it on here. You see the photo here.
4. Urban Decay Prep Spray. I tried this instead of my Stila primer. Is it better?It something I would want to purchase? Meh. I am not sure.
5. Not Soap, Radio Body wash. Joy Inducing. I actually like the smell. On the back of the bottle, it says “Can’t seem to turn that frown upside down? Do the words “cheer up” make you want to slap someone hard?” LOL. I do like the lemony smell , reminds me of a scent my mother would love.
6. Biore Cleansing Strip. Oh I love these but I love them even more in free samples from magazines. Would I purchase? Yes, I have a blackhead problems on my nose which is like a minefield of both dry and oily skin.
7. Nivea In shower Body Lotion. This is another sample from Cosmo magazine . I will have to say that it is quite perfumey. It felt quite oily but left a soft sheen to my skin. I did like the results but be careful, it leaves the tub quite slippery. So much so that I washed out my tub after using the product.
Check out the photos below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Sample Empties 2015

Hi Yall,
As you know I am on a project No Buy as well as project 10 pan. Through all this no buying and product using, I have used up some beauty items in my stash.
1. Caudalie Lip Conditioner. This lip conditioner smelled good, felt good and my lips felt very hydrated. This was apart of the a Caudalie favorites travel set. I will purchase another set or a full size lip conditioner.
2.Agave healing Treatment Oil. This treatment oil smelled good and made my hair look shiny. I used it when I felt my hair was dry.
3.Goames and Gilchrist Spa therapy lotion There is a cucumber smell that made me just use it up. I would not say its the best lotion in the world because I like body butters better but it is a good handcream.
4. Body Shop body butter in Shea butter. Great body butter, creamy, smelled wonderful and is a great price.
5. Body Shop body butter in Brazil nut. Same as the Shea butter scent.I will repurchase.
6. Caudalie cleansing water. My favorite, less irritating than any other cleansing water. This was also apart of Caudalie Favorites and when I see it I always repurchase it. Yes this is a repurchase.
7.  DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer. I like how it felt very moisturizing but for the price I would not repurchase. I probably would purchase the Olay regenerist because Paula’s Choice says its the same product.
8. Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Lightly whipped Body Buttercream.
9 YU BE moisturizing skin cream. It smells very medicated. I rubbed it on my elbows and my knees. Do I feel like it changed anything, not really but I felt that the cream itself was creamy and thick which I liked.
10. Balance Me Wonder eye cream. I liked this eye cream. It was light , refreshing and I felt cooled my skin . I usually applied it at night or under makeup during the day.
Check out the photos.
Catch Ya later,
1reddiva83

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Random: Giveaway!!! #EvianSpray


Hi Yall,
I am a blogger for BrandBacker. You all see that little icon on my page, well I come bringing the chance to win something. This post is sponsored. Yes, I have been chosen to promote a giveaway done by Wilkes Group, however, I am not getting paid. The product is Evian Facial Water. They have been distributing this facial water since 1978. Here is a little information about Evian:
Evian Facial Spray was originally introduced in France in 1962 at the request of doctors for use on burn patients. It was the first facial water spray in France and was introduced as the first facial spray in the United States in 1978. Because of the current world-wide awareness of the Evian brand name, and the 36 year efforts of the USA exclusive distributor (The Wilkes Group Inc. in Old Lyme, CT), Evian is the only facial spray to be carried by many prestige retail groups including Nordstrom and Sephora. It is also offered in many luxury resorts and hotels such as Four Seasons.

If you want to be one of the twenty winners chosen by Wilkes Group at random then follow these directions :https://promosimple.com/ps/6a83 or click on this link here.

Check it out and I am crossing my fingers for you.

Catchyalater,
1reddiva83

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Project 10 Pan: Product Graveyard II

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Hi Ya’ll,
So I had to make another post because when you go through makeup you come across some oldies that are still good and sometimes you come across oldies that went bad. Its not their fault with my constant need for buying, I can only assume that some of the products will go by the wayside.
So, this time I have some back to MAC items. Most of these items, I can not repurchase because they were limited edition.
1. MAC blush in Fab from the MAC Barbie collection (LE)
2.MAC Cremestick pearl liner in Sweet brown.
3. MAC lip glass in N3 (LE)
4. MAC lustre Glass in Instant Gold
5.MAC lipglass in Fancy Cat (LE)
6. Shea Moisture Organic Coconut Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
7.Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Check out the photos below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Red Carpet Look Featuring Borghese Cosmetics

Hi Y’all,
Sidenote: I am not being paid for this post. I am not being paid to use the product. The makeup did not come with instructions or things I needed to do to fulfill their tasks like a Vox Box. They did have something that said show us your red carpet look which I feel its the least I can do for getting makeup.
The Oscars are coming and I really am not into the Oscars as I am into the red carpet. So when I Borghese Cosmetics sent me some of their products, I saw the lip glosses and thought they are perfect for a red carpet look. The reason why was because I was thinking of last years red carpet with Kerry Washington. She had a dark lip and the makeup was minimal. This year Viola Davis had a similar look but she was highlighted to the GAWDS.
Here are some photos of my inspirations for makeup at the Oscars.


Check out my look.

Catch Ya later,
1reddiva83

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