April 24, 2012

Product Review: Mary Kay Timewise 3-in-1 Cleanser & Age-Fighting Moisturizer (Combination to Oily)

Hello Beauties!

As many of you know, I am a true lover of makeup, but what's more important to me is healthy skin.  Many times people do not realize that flawless makeup usually yields from healthy skin. Now many of you may find this hard to believe, but if you get close enough to some makeup wearers, you will notice bumps, pimples or marks.  Because of this, it's essential to always put the health of your skin first.

Since college, I have been an advocate of Clinique's three-step system.  With their skin system being my go-to for so long, I was a little apprehensive when given the opportunity to try something new.  However, they always say change is good, right?  So...in pops, Mary Kay's two-step system, which includes the Timewise 3-in-1 Cleanser and Timewise Age-Fighting Moisturizer.

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Mary Kay states that the Timewise 3-in-1 Cleanser... "cleans, exfoliates and freshens in one step" and the Timewise Moisturizer "firms, softens and reduces the appearance of fine lines.  Hydrates for up to 10 hours."


April 22, 2012

Fashion Trend: Hi-Lo [Part Two]

Hello Beauties!

Before I jump into this post, I want to thank all of you who continue to read and support this blog.  Beauty writing has been a passion of mine since college and I'm happy to share that I was just offered an opportunity to be the beauty writer for Kinky Curly Koily Me, which is a popular, natural hair website created by the owner Jenell.  I feel blessed to have the opportunity and I have some great things in store.  I will keep you posted on when to expect the first posting.

Now to the blog post...

As many of you may know, I am loving this season's hi-lo trend.  In a recent post, I showed the purple hi-lo shirt pictured here that I scored for $10 from Conway.  On that same day, I found a great, striped hi-lo skirt at Forever 21.  Since it was less than $20, I scooped it right up.  Did I mention it was the last one?  Yup!

Forever 21


April 19, 2012

Product Review: Beautiful Textures' Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme

Hello Beauties!

As many of you know, I celebrated my one year natural anniversary back in February.  Throughout the months leading up to my anniversary, I had been getting to know my natural hair and in turn, learning what does and does not work for my hair.  By the time I reached my anniversary, I had pretty much narrowed down what does work for my hair and was on a mission to NOT buy anymore hair products.

Well, throughout the blogosphere and YouTube, I began to notice a buzz about a new company emerging on the scene with products made for various textures of hair including Curly, Wavy, Kinky-Coily and Frizzy.  This brand, Beautiful Textures, was brand new and had just hit the shelves at Sally's.  By me already having a regimen in place, I was intrigued but holding firm to not buying anymore products.  One day I went into Sally's to renew my membership card and received a $5 coupon for my next purchase.  I ended up purchasing Beautiful Textures' Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme.

Needless to say, this has been one (if not the) best purchases I have made for my hair.  Let's get into the breakdown of this product.



April 10, 2012

Product Review: Mary Kay Beauty Blotters Oil-Absorbing Tissues

Hello Beauties!

So, how many of us hate walking by a mirror and seeing...*gasp*...an oily nose?!  If you are a reader of the blog, you may know by now that I am also a possessor of oily skin.  Now, don't get me wrong.  Although oily skin has its faults, so do other skin types.  What I do know is that oily or not, seeing an oil slick on your face midday is not cute.

Although oily skin cannot be changed, it can be controlled.  Mary Kay Beauty Blotters Oil-Absorbing Tissues can help.  Let's take a look at the breakdown of this product.

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Mary Kay states these are... "handy tissues that blot away excess oil and help keep makeup fresh."


April 7, 2012

Colorful Giveaway: Sponsored by Soul Rebel Yes [CLOSED]

Hello Beauties!

As many of you may know, my schedule throughout the past few weeks has been crazy!  Thankfully, my schedule is slowly returning to normal and with this, it means more time to devote to my passion, which is the blog.  Thank you to everyone who continues to read, comment and/or support my vision.

To celebrate the return to a more normal schedule, I felt it would be a wonderful opportunity to host another...*drumrolls*... GIVEAWAY!  I am very excited about the opportunity to work with Soul Rebel Yes, which is an accessory line that labels itself as a "eclectic, funky, one of a kind & limited edition earring shop."

I first discovered their line through Etsy and once I viewed the entire collection, I had fallen in love.  Their pieces are truly unique and will have you as the center of attention.  The owner, Charlee, and myself are excited to present these earrings for one of you lucky readers to win!


April 1, 2012

Fashion Trend: Hi-Lo [Part One]

Hello Beauties!

How many of you have been seeing the new hi-lo trend lately?  I am usually not one to follow trends; however, I have been seeing this trend a lot and believe it or not, I love it.  When I first saw Jillian over at NuSophisticate show off her hi-lo, pleated skirt, I fell in love.  There was an air of sophisticated sexiness to it.  As I began to explore this new trend, I began to see it not only in skirts, but shirts as well.

Here are two pieces I found at a great price:

Forever 21+ - $17.80

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