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Monday, June 30, 2014

12 Things People Say to Girls Who Wear Lipstick & Tips You Need for Managing Extremely Dry Hair

Spotted: White On White- Honestly WTF

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Friday, June 27, 2014

PLASMA FLAWLESS FINISH- POWDERLESS TOUCH-UP SKIN PERFECTER

This post is brought to you by Jill, my mother.  While chatting on her lunch break, I told her I was having a hard time locating my foundation in my color and would have to order it online.

TIMEOUT!  FLAG ON THE PLAY!  Why can't I find makeup my color?  I'm talking to you Ulta, Sephora and Dillards but I digress.

Any way, Jill was bragging about this product and she told me about it once before but her being a mother and all, I'm like...what does she know?  So, I did a quick Google search and on one particular site, this product received rave reviews but all of the reviewers were between the ages of 36-55, lol!  Any who, she feels so confident about this product that she is buying it for me and I'll do a review for you guys.

About

Wrapped in micro bubbles of Argan, Flax and Rose Hips Oil, Plasma Flawless Finish protects, mattefies, and blurs pores and imperfections--plus, it won't cake up or settle like ordinary powders. This lighter-than-air color protector is the perfect touch-up all day long.

Use included sponge to pat onto desired areas of your face--do not rub on. Dab powder onto skin until the appearance of pores disappears and shine is controlled. Use throughout the day as necessary over make-up. Use over Plasma Foundation or alone after moisturizing.  

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Yawn...lol.  This product retails for 42 bucks and is available at Skinn.

Side note to mom: Yes, I called you by your first name.  What can you do to me via the internet? *evil laugh*
 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SEPHORA'S BEAUTY CLASSES

It's that time again!  Sephora is providing its customers with classes that cover beauty basics such as contouring, smoky eye, foundation, skincare and false eyelashes.  Bonus: "Get personalized beauty recommendations and shop them after the class."  Ha, you'll thought products was gone be free?  

Next, is the shade!  Sephora will be offering this class in select locations...ok, I can handle that but it does not seem to include much of the south! Do we NOT wear makeup?  Oh, I guess we don't have major cities...  Houston? Nope.  Dallas? No!  Atlanta? Hell No!  New Orleans?  Absolutely not!!!  If you have at least one store in a particular city or state, you should be offering classes.  Hell, we probably need it the most but I digress.
 
*rolls eyes*
 
For more information, click here!  For those that can attend, let us know how it goes...

12 Fashion Rules to Steal from Male Street Style Stars | StyleCaste​r

effortless menswear


It’s safe to say that the colorful world of street style has more or less replaced the runways when it comes to trend-setting looks and outfits to copy. But if you want to stay ahead of the curve, here’s a hot tip: Male street style is where it’s at, and there’s no better scene than the menswear shows in Italy.

For more, read here!

Monday, June 23, 2014

ALIKAY NATURALS

Although I no longer use curl products due to my Sisterlocks, I can still keep you guys informed, right?

In 2009 Rochelle turned her kitchen into her first laboratory where she did vigorous detailed research, which also included reading herbal books that her grandmother read while she was growing up in Jamaica. Her goal was to find what “natural” ingredients promoted hair growth. She and her husband were still in college at this time while juggling full time positions in the restaurant service industry, but any free time she had was spent in the kitchen mixing testing and getting her formulation perfect. This led to the creation of the now famous “Essential 17 Hair Growth Oil”. After having family members and friends try and love the product along with her hair growth success she knew this product was amazing. Rochelle’s hair started growing so quickly and in no time she was at 4 inches of new growth and many YouTube subscribers started requesting the sale of the oil. And that product was the first of many more to come in what would be known as Alikay Naturals Products. The name Alikay Naturals came from Rochelle’s middle name “Alikay”

Alikay Naturals offers more than 60 products, focusing on Natural Hair Care, Skin Care and Bath and Body.


One very cool thing about Alikay Naturals website is that it includes quick links: Hair Regimen Builder, Beauty Tips CornerHair Type Guide, Haircare Dictionary, and How To Videos.
 
And, don't forget to checkout their Instagram page.  There are a ton of cute pics there.

Eye Shadow on Hair !! Hair Shadowing Method


Thursday, June 19, 2014

I LOVE NAIL ART



I haven't checked for Sally Hansen in a while but like a kid, the bright colors of their I Love Nail Art Displays made me think twice.  My intention was to post about their Liquid Mania, Limited Edition Salon Effects (which are very cool designs) but it appears there's a whole contest wrapped in this campaign.

For $500 and a trip to NYC, I think everyone should take a stab at nail art.  Read the official rules, here.  Check out Sally Hansen's Facebook for pictures of cool nail art.  Visit your local drugstore, Walmart, Target or Ulta for the Limited Edition Salon Effects Nail Stickers. 

May the odds be ever in your favor.

COS, DIY Face Masks & Nail Porn

Monday, June 16, 2014

stickK

I don't know how and why I came across this but I think it's a pretty cool so I'm sharing with you.

What is stickK? stickK is designed to promote a healthier lifestyle for you by allowing you to create "Commitment Contracts."  A Commitment Contract is a contract that binds you into achieving a personal goal.

The process has four sections:
  • Goal- What do you want to achieve and what time frame will you give yourself to achieve it?
  • Stakes- As an added incentive to succeed, do you want to lay money on the line? If so, how much? If you fail, where do you want that money to go?
  • Referee- Who do you want to designate to monitor your progress and confirm the truth of your reports to stickK?
  • Supporters- Who do you want to have cheering you on?
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So, goals can include but are not limited to weight loss, finance and ditching your smoking habit.  Check it out, here!

What do you think?  Will you be signing up?  I already have a contract with At&t, don't know how many more contracts I care to have... :)

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

FLOP IN THE CITY?

Just in case you were wondering (but I'm sure you're not)...  Episode 7 was apparently the season finale of Love in the City!  My guess is the network was too bored to air the remaining episodes...

*shrugs shoulders*

Friday, June 13, 2014

PUSH-UP LINER ALTERNATIVE: MAYBELLINE EYE STUDIO

If the price or the release of Benefit's They're Real! Push-up Liner is not what you're checking for, don't fret, there is a cheap but awesome alternative: Mayeblline's Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

Why You'll Love It:
  • Oil-free formula holds highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base
  • Smudge-proof and waterproof for 24 hours
  • Most intense line for lasting drama                                                    
  • Safe for sensitive eyes and ophthalmologist-tested
  • Contact lens safe
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Although there are approximately 450 eyeliner brands (totally over exaggerating here...) this is a classic. Depending on where you purchase it from, retail prices range from 4 bucks and some change to 10 bucks.  Either way, it's still cheaper than Benefit.

Side note: When Maybelline tells you it's 24-hour wear, they mean it.  I had the hardest time getting this crap off! Lol.  And to Maybelline, can y'all make one in blue?  Blue liner is in...

Thanks in advance,
Ashlee
 

All-in-One Palettes, the Center Plait & How to Contour

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WTH ARE LOTION WIPES?

According to Pacifica, easily wipe on lasting moisture and watch dryness disappear in seconds.  Simple to use, fast and portable.  Each biodegradable cloth is scented with Pacifica's signature fragrance blends and infused with coconut milk and skin loving naturals that will bring back your skin's youthful glow in an instant.  Super simple scented moisture wherever and whenever you need it. Formulated for all skin types.

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Raise your hand if you're skeptical too...  But I guess we wont know until we try.  Pacifica's Lotion Wipes retails for 7 or 8 bucks (depends on where you get it), and is available at Pacifica, Ulta, Target, etc.
 

Secret Beauty Ingredient: Licorice, Mirlo Jewelry & Grooming Gifts for Men

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

LOVE & TOAST

Due to my disappointment as a result of the Push-up liner NOT being available I browsed Ulta and came across a couple of products and brands I was not familiar with.  One of them is Love & Toast.

This is the section where I tell you all about the company but their "about us" link isn't working so...

Products include the Body Care Collection (Shower Creme, Body Lotion, Sugar Scrub, Lip Butter, Tinted Lip Glaze, Body Butter, Shampoo and Conditioner) and the Classic Collection: Handcreme, Eau de Perfume, Little Luxe Eau de Perfume, Lip Balm.

I played with a few products but their handcreams emerged as my favorite.  All of them smelled absolutely wonderful. I like Sugar Grapefruit the most and will probably buy it on my lunch break, lol.

Love & Toast's Handcremes are made of 97% natural and moisture-rich ingredients:
  • Organic Aloe
  • Luxurious Shea Butter
  • Safflower Seed Oil
  • Organic Sunflower Oil
  • Organic Extracts of Avocado
  • Olive Fruit
  • Green Tea and more.
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Shop beauty products at Love & Toast, Ulta, and other stores that pull up on your google search page :)

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Monday, June 9, 2014

BENEFIT'S THEY'RE REAL! PUSH-UP LINER



So...I read about this product a few days ago and skipped to my closest Ulta to purchase it.  While Browsing the Beneifts aisle, one of the beauty consultants asked me if I needed any assistance.  I looked her straight in the eye and replied "I'm looking for the Push-up liner."  That's when this heifer informed me that it won't be available until June 27th!  WHAT?!  After visiting Sephora and Benefit's website, I found this to be true. June 27th is the date. 

Description

It’s the FIRST EVER lash-hugging gel liner in a pen! This matte black gel formula won’t smudge, budge or dry out, and the innovative soft AccuFlex™ Tip hugs your lashline from corner to corner. The closer the line, the bigger the eye!

How to Apply

Twist base once to “push up” gel liner to tip. Resting the AccuFlex™ tip on the base of your lashes, slowly guide along your lashline from the inner or outer corner. The angled AccuFlex™ tip works both ways.


This product has received rave reviews and I would probably agree if I COULD BUY IT.  Once again, this product isn't available until June 27th and retails for 24 bucks.

Protein Rich Hair Products, Why You're So Tired & 5 Ways to Reduce the Appearence

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

BEFORE HAPPINESS


While watching Own Saturday night, I saw a commercial for Oprah's Super Soul Sunday which featured Shawn Anchor regarding happiness.  So, I timed the episode and watched both parts of the interview.  If you get a chance, watch both.

Any who, this prompted me to add Before Happiness to my reading list.

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In his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage , Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success. His latest book, New York Times Bestseller Before Happiness, is about what comes before both.
Before we can be happy or successful, we need to first develop the ability to see that positive change is possible. Only once we learn to see the world through a more positive lens can we summon all our motivation, emotion, and intelligence to achieve our personal and professional goals.
By mastering these strategies, you’ll create an renewable source of positivity, motivation, and engagement that will allow you to reach your fullest potential in everything you do.
If you're tired of me giving you books to read, follow these simple tips Shawn gave us: Every morning, think about 3 things you're grateful for (3 different things every morning) and name one special event that occurred over the past 24 hours.

Nude Nail Polishes, Essential Items For A Fab Home Office & Konjac Sponges

Monday, June 2, 2014

MY FIRST BOTTLES OF GINGER + LIZ

While at Ulta, I browsed the nail polish section with the intention of NOT buying nail polish but then I saw Ginger + Liz.  Why didn't anyone tell me Ulta was selling them?  I know, I know, I can shop them online but I'm a now person and I hate waiting for packages but I digress.

Ginger + Liz Colour Collection™ is the original vegan-friendly nail lacquer made for style setters. The collection was created in 2010 by Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett who have a decade of individually unique experiences in the fashion, beauty, and marketing industries. The line is heavily influenced by arts, travel, entertainment and especially the Classic Chic, Modern Luxe, Bohemian Hipster, and Rock Glam fashion driven lifestyles. With vibrant crème pigments, foil like metallics, and a new take on those old, boring nudes, there is something for everyone.


Any who, I choose Bitch Fit and their Fast Drying Top Coat.  Both polishes dried really fast and I know this because my boyfriend bumped one of my nails (hey Akili).  Being a fan of this line + quick dry + no smudging= my new favorite polish line!  Most importantly, I have 3-day old nails with no chipping (I'll post a picture on my Instagram soon).

Ginger + Liz retails for 12 bucks and can be purchased here!

Side note: My hands are totally dry in this picture, lol. 

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