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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Project Tryout: Ipsy February 2015

Hi Y’all,

I received the Ipsy Glam Bag.
1. City Color Cosmetics Creamy Lip Stain in the shade Flirtini
2.Demeter Fragrance Library First Love Roll On Perfume Oil
3. Glamglow Brightmud Eye Treatment
4.Model Co Blush Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini
5. NYX slim eye pencil in sliver shimmer.
I will be putting two items up in a future giveaway. It will be the NYX eye pencil and the perfume oil.
Check the photos out below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Random: Speedy Delivery

Hi Y’all,
Sidenote: Speedy delivery came from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. I loved that show which showed on public television. If you have children or if you like public tv ,please support these shows. Ok, now to the good stuff.
My mom finally brought my parcel over for me. Today, we were off at the same time so we hung out. Now, Borghese sent me some items to try out. I did not contact them but I did accept their items. You can purchase the items on Borghese.com (click here) or the lipgloss on bloomingdales.com (click here)
These are the items I received:
1. Borghese Shadow and Light Luminous Eye Palette. This is a 12 shade palette. The description on the back says that it luminous to dark and dare to stare shades. You see a combination between matte ,pearl and luminous finishes. Retails for 55 dollars.
The colors and the descriptions are from the Borghese website:
Bask – a light, warm-toned creamy-beige with a satin-matte finish.
Afterglow – a warm-toned medium-beige with a highly metallized.
Pulse – a warm-toned, soft-peach, highly metallized.
Veil – a cool neutral soft-brown with a satin-matte finish.
Muse – a burnished gold with brown undertones, highly metallized.
Ascend – a light, soft-tan with yellow undertones, satin-matte finish.
Wane – a rich medium brown with warm undertones, satin-matte finish.
Impact - a medium rose-copper, highly metallized.
Downfall – a dark brown with depth, matte finish.
Out There - a medium pewter, highly metalized.
Shroud – a deep charcoal-grey with blue undertones, highly metallized.
Immortal – a deep charcoal-black with subtle silver glitter
2. Borghese Five Shades of Sultry Eyeshadow. This palette only has five shades which is a warm palette. Retails for 29.00
Lit- a light white-silver metallic pearl.
Vapor- a medium grey, blue overtones, metallic pearl.
Smolder- a dark smoky charcoal, high frost finish.
Fume- true black, matte finish.
Scorch- medium, glitter-laden graphite-grey.
3. Borghese Five Shades of Torrid Eye Shadow. This is a five shade cool palette. Retails for 29.00 dollars
Wisp – a light, matte-finish ivory.
Kindle- a soft champagne taupe, satin-pearl finish.
Stoke- a medium brown, warm undertones, matte-finish.
Sear- a deep brown, matte-finish.
Torch- a medium champagne, pink overtones, highly metallized.
4. Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGloss Lip GlossIn Spark. There is no definition for this color. I would drescribe it a taupe color with silver pearl.Reatils for 21 dollars.
5. Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGloss in Darkling . Darkling as a color is not describe but I would describe it as a rich deep wine. Retails for $21.00
6. Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGloss in Brightside. Birghtside could be described as a golden lip gloss with silver pearl. . Reatils for $21 dollars
7. Borgese Professional Select The Essential Double -Ended Cosmetic Brush Collection
The brushes in the collection sent are:
Powder and Angle Blush Brush
Foundation and Concealer Brush
Flat Eyeliner &Smokey Liner Brush
Eyeshadow &Dome Smudge
This brush set retails for 39.00 dollars
8. Borghese Linea Preccisa Liquid Eyeliner. The description on the website is: Simple crisp outlines, to sweeping dramatic strokes of definition, this precision-tip liqui-liner provides color when you want it, where you want it. Easy application and total control, it’s color-true and won’t fade, flake, budge or smudge
Retails for 19.00 dollars
Check out the photos.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Over the Week

Hi Y’all
So in attempt to empty out my sample drawers I pulled out some items that I would want to try.
I pulled out Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Buttercream. I do like the thickness of the cream but the smell was not a sweet as I was expecting. However, the thick feel of the cream made me spread it over my entire body. It was wonderful. I did not get the itchies all night.
I also tried The Marc Jacobs mascara. I think I am in love. I didn’t feel like my eye itch or watered or felt like I had something my eye. No flaking or clumping. I felt my lashes were just long but not really much volume.
The third sample I tried was the Smashbox Full exposure eyshadow sample. I hate when you get these eyeshadow cards because they are not like something you can give away. Its like the perfume sample in the magazine. Only for one use. These shadows were quite pigmented when I tried 2 shades (M1, S3). I really like the pigmentation. I may buy it next year. I don’t know if I want to spend some of my gift card money on that.
The Tocca Cleopatra Hand Cream. I am in love. Very creamy and had a nice smell.
I also tried the Jeffree Star lipstick in Im Royalty and took a couple of quick photos.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project 10 Pan: Weekly Basket Number # 3

Hi Y’all,
Sidnote: This is the third publish weekly basket even though we are well past 3 weeks into the new year.
I am still going to use some of the weekly basket items from last week but I am going to change the blush and use an item from my project ten bag.
1. NARS bronzing powder in Laguna (project 10 bag item)
2. MAC Face and Body in C7 (previous weekly item)
3. MAC Perfectly Poised
4. MAC Pro Conceal and Correct. I use the burnt coral and rich yellow.
5. NYX wonder Pencil in Dark
Check out the photos below.


Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Birchbox February 2015!

hey Guys,
I received my Birchbox on Thursday night. I love birchbox when its near the holidays , I feel like I am getting a gift just for me.
So, here is what I got.The theme is friendship.
1. English Laundry. perfume. Full size 70 bucks.
2. Essential Elements . shower Gel. Full size 19 bucks
3. Eyeko. Eyeliner. full size 16 bucks
4. Harvey prince . Shampoo . Full size 22 bucks
5. Harvey prince Conditioner. Full size 22 bucks.
Check out the photos below.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: I Got a Vox Box

Hi Yall,

I received an Influenster Refresher Vox Box. I am really pumped to get one but know there is nothing free in this world. Everything you get has some cost. I have to review and complete tasks to get points.I am creating reviews based on the products they have.This time none of the reviews were required to be in a blog post but I wanted to bring it to your attention.

The items I received are:
1. Beanitos Chips Restaurant Style and Nacho Cheese.
2. Skinny Girl Tasty Nutrition Bar
3. Covergirl Ultra Smooth Foundation in Tan
4. L’occtaine Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream
5. Organ Certified Nutrition Shakes Coupon
6. Montagne Jeunesse Face Masque
7. Listerine Pocket Pacs
8. Dentek Flossers (2)


The first items that I tried were Beanitos and the Dentek Flossers .I usually like to make multiple post for the items that I received.
I tried the Beanitos Chips with my dad and my mom. My mom did not like the Nacho cheese so she did not stick around for the followup chip tasting.
My dad, however, loved both chips and below I am including his photo and review.
I loved the chips. I thought it was a great alternative to regular potato chips. I would purchase the Beanitos chips if they were on sale or if I had a coupon.
FYI, if you would like to send chips for the chip expert (my dad) to give you an honest review, you are more than welcome to. He does not discriminate between homemade or commercial chips.
Chip Expert Aka Chip Slogan: You know I know chips

Chip Expert Aka Chip
Slogan: You know I know chips


My father’s review:
The first thing he said was these chips do not taste like cardboard or like they use 30 cent corn. He also said it does not taste like a pre fab chip (i guess he is talking about the 100 calorie chip)
He commented that there was no aftertaste and that it tasted very natural. When specifically speaking of the nacho cheese, he said the flavors were mixing perfectly and that the Beanitos is a very dippable chips. Again if you have any chips you would like him to try , please email me.
Catch me later,
1reddiva83

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Project Tryout: Weekly Basket + 1 Month No BUY

Hi Yall,
I am back again with a weekly Basket for the second week of February. I did not wear any makeup over the weekend however , I did not buy any makeup with any of my own money but I did buy a lipstick with my sister’s gift card. I am happy I just bought one. I really needed something to kill the edge. I have also been burning the hell out of the candles. Sidenote : I have Frosted Gingerbread going as well as Cayenne Caramel candle. I really don’t like Cayenne Carmel because it does not have the spice that I am looking for. The candle has a warm smell unscented but it does not translate well burning. Carmel Swirl is almost gone, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles was done,I could not get the candle to burn because of the wick. I will have update pictures at the end of the month because I am really going through them.
Here are some of the photos below:


Anyway, here is what I have my weekly basket.
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Project Tryout: I’m Royal and other stuff

Hi Y’all,
I was given by my spec, SimplyDeketa,on YT the new liquid lipstick, Jeffree Star I’m Royalty. I took a photo of the tube. I will put up photos of the lipstick at a later date.
Second, I have been dipping in my regrets bag and used the OCC stained lipgloss in New Wave. I don’t hate it but with so many lipsticks/ glosses I don’t see this as a must buy maybe for a teen girl. I don’t know what the young people are doing. Lol
Oh, I used a nail polish remover that was an Allure Editor choice that came in a Birchbox. The nail polish took only one swipe to remove my nail polish. I used it with my Target exfoliating face pads which I hate and need to use up.
I also used the daily brush cleanser, I never used a instant brush spray.You are suppose to spray it onto cloth and then rub brushes back an forth. It is alcohol free and hardly has any smell and if it did I could not tell.
I also tried the Amore Pacific natural protector just to try out my sample stock and to try out sunscreen product.On the Sephora site, 2 oz cost 65 bucks and its described as an oil free sunscreen that protects against UVA/UVB sunrays. For something that has natural in its name it smells very perfumey.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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Random: Im sorry

Hi Y’all,
I have not posted in a while. I am sorry I have been going through a lot lately. I really do not want to go into it and really would like to say soon I will be posting again.
I really appreciate your support.
Catch ya later,
1reddiva83

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