Friday, October 26, 2012

Pink Friday:: Tarte Lipsurgence Review

While in Vegas, I picked a Tarte Lipsurgence that I don't think I would've ever tried had I not been splurging
a little bit.

I have one of their Lipsurgence lip tints already in Amused [review], but this time I wanted to try a matte one and picked up Lively. Once I tried it on, I fell in love! Just like their other lip tints, they come in the big chubby pencil form and smell extremely minty.

 Lively is such a pretty bright fuschia pink that I think would look gorgeous on warm or cool skin tones.

When you're wearing this lip tint, it feels so comfortable! That's actually a big factor that made me purchase it, because most matte lip products can be pretty drying if you don't prep your lips beforehand. It does stain your lips, so be aware of that. I don't have anything bad to say about this! You can get them for $24 which is somewhat steep, but I am in LOVE with it and it stays on your lips for quite a while so you won't run through the product extremely fast. I think my next color is going to be Envy because I think that'd be such a pretty fall color!

P.S. If you look at my Vegas Haul videos, you can see me wearing it :)

Have you tried any of these matte lip tints? Thanks so much for reading!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

REVIEW:: Ada Cosmetics Blush in Dorothy

I just love multi-purpose products, don't you? Well, I accidentally discovered this blush I received in my October My Shade of Brown box is just that!

The Dorothy blush is a brown with a pink undertone. It's really easy to blend out and has an incredibly smooth texture. I initially thought it wouldn't look good on my skin so I found another great use for it. It's awesome as a base shadow to help blend out the other shadows you put on your eyes!

When I thought it wasn't the shade for my skin, I was was wrong! The pink undertones in this blush gives off the perfect flushed cheek look on me. Be on the lookout for a FOTD with me using this blush both ways.

This blush retails for $12.50 and you can purchase it, along with an entire line of cosmetics on their website.

Thanks so much for reading!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

FOTD: Infalliable Eyes

Hey Guys! A couple weeks ago, I swatched my small collection of the L'Oreal Infalliable eyeshadows and today I wanted to show a look I did with them.

Thanks so much for Reading!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

This or That! Makeup Tag

Hey Guys!!
I haven't done a tag in so long, thanks Miss Dre from "...So She Writes" for tagging me to do this :)

Blush or Bronzer? To be honest, I don't ever wear bronzer!! I haven't found one I like yet. Do you have any good suggestions for darker skin tones?  

Lipgloss or Lipstick? Had I taken this a little while ago, lipstick wouldn't have crossed my mind, but I've found so many great long lasting lipsticks so they're definitely my choice when going out. If I'm just running around somewhere, I'll just throw on some gloss. 

Chapstick or Lip Butter? Lip Butter!!

Matte or Sparkle Eye Shadow? Such a hard question!! I love them both for different reasons. I only use matte shadows in my crease.

Gel, Liquid, Cream, or Pencil Eyeliner?  Gel or liquid on my lid and pencil in my water line.

Foundation or Concealer? Foundation because with a nice heavy coverage one, you can skip concealer.

Liquid or Powder Foundation? Liquid

Neutral or Statement Eyes? I wear neutral looks most of the time.

Pressed or Loose Shadows? Loose are very pigmented, but I like pressed ones.

Waterproof or Non Waterproof? With mascara it doesn't matter, but I need waterproof eyeliner.

Brushes, Sponges or Fingers? I use my fingers for my foundation and brushes for everything else.

Powder, Cream, or Liquid Highlighter? I don't use a highlighter either haha. I have extremely oily skin so I try not to put too much shimmer on my face.

I tag any of you ladies that haven't done this. I know this has been going around for a while!

Friday, October 19, 2012

October My Shade of Brown Pillowbox

Hey Guys!!
If you follow my YouTube, you know I'm subscribed to two monthly boxes. One is Curlkit [Click to see what I received in this month's box] and the other is My Shade of Brown! Today I wanted to show you my MSOB Pillowbox contents.

  • Ada Cosmetics Blush in Dorothy
  • Alaffia Skin Recovery Regimen
  • Hair Rules Hydrating Finishing Cream

I liked this box. I will be having reviews on these products pretty soon. The boxes are $10/mo, but if you use the code MSBPP, you can get your first box for $5!! You can order from their website.

Do you have any monthly subscription boxes? Thanks so much for reading!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Vegas OOTD*~

Hey Guys!
I have another OOTD from when I was in Vegas. I love this dress, it's super comfortable and easy to walk around in!

Dress ~ Burlington Coat Factory | Purse ~ A friends | Sandals ~ Charlotte Russe | Sunglasses ~ Mall Kiosk

Thanks So Much For Reading!

W*Wednesday:: Inglot Matte AMC Gel Eyeliner #77[Black]

Size: 5.5 G
Price: $12.00
Purchase: Inglot Stores or

It's a
  • I love the matte finish.
  • Extremely creamy so a little goes a long way.
  • Stays in place once dried.
  • Comes in a wide variety of colors.
  • Does not flake.

I have found that this liner is not waterproof like they claim, but they are extremely long lasting. If you rub too hard, it will fade [but who'd be rubbing their eyes anyway, right?]. Don't get me wrong, this is a great everyday liner, but if you were looking for an eyeliner that will last through extreme circumstances, this isn't the one for you.

Have you tried any of the Inglot liners? What are your thoughts?
Thanks so much for reading!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October Curlkit!!

Hey Guys!
Today I wanted to share with you the products I received in my October Curlkit. Curlkit is a monthly subscription box [$20] full of natural hair products for you to try out! You can sign up for one here. The box was Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!

On to the goodies:

Items Included:
  • Jane Carter Solution Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo SLS-Free
  • Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner
  • Ampro Pro Styl Shine 'n Jam
  • Aubrey Organics GPB Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner
  • Salon Exotics Moroccan Argan Oil Deep Repair Masque [packet]
  • Ampro Bonnet
  • Wristband
  • Better Locks Strengthening Herbal Leave-In Conditioner
  • Eco Styler Curl & Wave Styling Gel
  • Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner [packets]

I am very excited about this box! Are there any products you'd like to see reviews of?
Thanks so much for reading!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

REVIEW: Cleopatra's Choice 100% Argan Oil

Size: 4oz
Price: $44.00 but on sale now for $29.95
Ingredients: 100% Pure, Organic (Certified) Argan Oil. Imported from Morocco.
Available For Purchase:


"This all-natural oil comes from the Argan tree and has been praised for the health benefits it can offer to moisturize dry skin and hair. Many individuals are surprised to discover just how many benefits there are while using this product.
From conditioning dry hair and reducing frizzy hair to treating skin blemishes and blotches on the face, it has lovingly been called the Tree of Life.
You can safely use this product to help prevent stretch marks and help add elasticity to the skin. The Argan trees are located in Morocco where individuals have realized the multiple benefits that this oil can provide for many different ailments.
Because it is organic, you can safely use it to moisturize and hydrate your skin and nails. It works wonders for the skin and hair as it softens and conditions very quickly. Because this oil can offer so many health benefits, it remains a much sought after product, even today."


For Face and Body:  Apply and gently massage into skin.
For Hair: Apply a small amount to scalp and hair. Wait up to 20 minutes and shampoo as normal.


Face and Body: I've been using a small bit of this oil on my face at night after I do my nightly routine. I was afraid to use too much because I have horrible oily skin but I've found it makes my skin a little bit softer after I wash my face in the morning. This oil did great at moisturizing my hands and making sure my cuticles weren't looking jacked up haha.

Hair: Oh My Goodness, I loved this oil as a hot oil pre poo treatment! I warmed it up in the microwave and poured it over my hair letting it soak in for about 30-45 minutes [I got into a TV show] and then shampooed afterwards. I also used it to seal my hair after washing.

I would definitely be buying more of this oil. I think because it organic, it works extremely well. 

Have you tried this oil? What do you think?

*Disclaimer: This Product has been sent to me for review but that, in no way, affects my opinion!*

Monday, October 15, 2012

FOTD: Monochromatic-ness


Hey Guys!
This is a look I did for a contest. I had to use only one color of eyeshadow.
Enjoy :)


Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Mossy Green
NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Secret World palette [Lid]
Black Radiance Urban Jungle palette[Inner Corner of Lid + Outer V + Crease]
Absolute! 18 palette
Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette [Highlight]
L'Oreal Infalliable 24hr Gel Lacquer Liner
CoverGirl Liquiline Blast
NYC Big Bold mascara


Makeup Forever #18


Wet N Wild Mega Last Lipstick 914C Mocha-Licious

Thanks So Much For Reading!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Twists N Loc's Giveaway!!

Hey Guys!
Today I have some exciting news for you. Twists N Loc's has been sweet enough to let me give away one of their products to one of you!!! Now you already know I love their Medicated Growth Spray [reviews here and here], so that'd be my suggestion. BUT you get to choose any product you'd like! Look at their website [ *poke* ] and decide which one you'd want. Enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter down below. This giveaway is only for the US, sorry guys!

Good Luck!!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

FOTD:: Barbie Lips!!!


Hey Guys!
I'm much more into popping color onto my lips than I am on my eyes, this is one example!
Enjoy :)


Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Rich Mahogany
Black Radiance Palette in Downtown Browns [ Lid + Crease + Outer V]
Wet N Wild Vanity Palette [Crease + Highlight + Inner Corner]
Wet N Wild I Heart Matte palette [Outer V]
NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black
CoverGirl Liquiline Blast
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara


Wet N Wild blush in Heather Silk


NYX Lip Liner pencil in Fuchsia
Wet N Wild lipstick 907C Mauve Outta Here
Sinful Colors lipgloss in Hot to Trot

Thanks So Much for Reading!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Vegas OOTD [Night time]*~

I only got one picture of this outfit because we were rushing, but I really wished I could've gotten more! I've been into sheer chiffon tops lately and this one just screamed out at me! I wore this to see the Cirque De Soliel show "Zumanity!" It was amazing!

Shirt + Pants ~ Burlington Coat Factory | Shoes ~ Shoe Show

Thanks so much for reading!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

*Pretty Poll*

Do you prefer liquid, gel, or pencil eyeliner?

Me, personally, I'll always have a special place in my heart for gel eyeliner. I just feel I can get the preciseness needed without it being too complicated. I am branching out into liquid liner though because I find it's quicker!

What about you?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

FOTD:: Bronzed Grapes


Hey Guys!
Just another run of the mill FOTD :)


Urban Decay Primer Potion
Wet N Wild Lust palette [Crease + Outer V]
Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Copper Pot [Lid]
Wet N Wild Vanity palette [Inner Corner + Highlight]
L'Oreal Infalliable 24Hr Gel Lacquer Liner in Blackest Black
CoverGirl Liquiline Blast eyeliner
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara


Sleek Blush in Flushed


Wet N Wild 916D Ravin' Raisin

Thanks so much for reading!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Inglot Haul + Swatches!


Hey Guys!!
 While in Vegas, I got to visit an Inglot store & picked up some shadows!

MATTE 335 | MATTE 322 | MATTE 316 | AMC 60
D.S. 457 | MATTE 338 | MATTE 331 | MATTE 320


I honestly think there's no reason to make swatches because the colors look exactly the same as they do in the pan as the do swatched.

Do you have any Inglot? What are some colors I should get next?? 

Thanks for reading!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review & GIVEAWAY!

Hey Guys!
If you've been following my blog and YouTube for a while, you'll know that coconut oil is one of my favorite things to put in my hair. It's a great natural oil that is perfect for sealing in your hair's moisture. Tropical Traditions was nice enough to send me a sample of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to try out. There are also so many other wonderful uses for coconut oil.

My Experience:
I really like this coconut oil. I find that it doesn't have too strong of an unpleasant smell that I've found in other coconut oils and it does a wonderful job to moisturize my hair. The only thing I hate is having to warm it up after each use but that doesn't have to do with this specific brand, it's coconut oil in general! It solidifies at 76 degrees and here in Alabama, there's not many days below that temperature! You can buy this oil on their website and they have many different sizes, it even comes in a 5 gallon pail! 


Tropical Traditions has been sweet enough to offer one of my readers 1 quart [seen in the picture below] of Virgin Coconut Oil of their own! Open to U.S. & Canada only

You must follow my blog [mandatory]
You must sign up for their sales newsletter, you can do so here [mandatory]
Follow them on Twitter: @troptraditions & @ttspecialdeals [+1 entry]
"Like" them on Facebook: click here [+1 entry]

Comment below and let me know which entries you did and leave all usernames needed to check for proof. This giveaway will be open for exactly one month, it will close on Oct. 24, 2012. Good Luck!

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

Thanks So Much for reading!!

***Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. All opinions are my own, as usual :) 

***Some Links are referral links & If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.***

W*Wednesday:: L'Oreal Infalliable Shadows [Thursday Edition]


Hey Guys!
It's time for my weekly review :)

Infinite Sky | Continuous Cocoa | Perpetual Purple [one swipe + no primer]

It's a


  • Extremely pigmented.
  • Very creamy texture.
  • Many shades + finishes to choose from.
  • Blends like a dream.
  • Large amount of product in the package.
  • Super affordable; $6-8 at drugstores

OMG! I don't know what made me pass on these shadows in the past, but I am surely kicking myself for it now! I want all the colors, even the ones in colors I already own. It's pretty sickening, honestly. I cannot get enough of these! Be on the lookout for a FOTD using these three colors.

Have you tried any of these, which are your favorites? Thanks so much for reading!!