Continuing with the holiday gift guide theme this week, I decided to a gift guide for the beauty gurus out there or at least the beauty lovers. Beauty gifts make great stocking stuffers, and great main holiday gifts too. This is the time to try out new products because you will ways get a sample or two of this or that in the holiday gift sets. I’m thinking about using my VIB reward card at Sephora this week to scoop up a new holiday gift set for moi. Anywho check out the beauty gift guide below, and check out the men’s and plus size guides as well.
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Thanksgiving is almost here, so you need to get your beauty look together. I found a lot of fall festive options to wear on Turkey Day from Sephora and Ulta. Now is the time to get into these fall colors. I love wearing plums, berries, bronzey browns, and lots of golden shimmers. For the past two or three years, I have been wearing brown and gold eyeshadow, golden blush with a hint of plum or berry and a deep and very dark lip. I can’t wait to play around with my makeup on Thursday. Photos from Sephora.com and Ulta.com. Find more options below.
FTC: I paid for the L’Oreal Collection Privee The Perfect Nudes lipsticks myself. This is an honest review.
I recently found the L’Oreal Collection Privee The Perfect Nudes lipsticks at my local Walmart. Finally some nude lipsticks for women of color. I was so happy I found them because I had been looking for a nude lipstick. I saw this collection advertised either on tv or a magazine, but I couldn’t find them in stores. SO far, I have only seen them in Walmart and Ulta.
FTC: I was sent The Balm Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette from Kohls. This is an honest review.
Kohls recently sent me The Balm Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette and I love it. The natural colors can be worn many different ways. You can also create looks for day and for night. I love that the eyeshadows are triple milled which mean that they are super smooth. They lasted a long time too. I used eyeshadow primer, but I think they would have lasted long regardless of my primer use because they just really laid on top of my eyelid. The color payoff is amazing too. I think this palette is going to serve me well.
I have been trying out the Maybelline Dream Wonder Liquid Foundation, and I think it is the perfect fall foundation. It is so light and airy on my face. It doesn’t feel thick at all. Actually I can’t feel it after it dries. It really is only for normal or oily skin. It leaves a matte finish, so if you have dry skin you will look like Casper. It is medium coverage. You can build it, but I wouldn’t put too much on if you don’t want to look like a ghost.When the right amount is on my face, my face glows and looks very natural. If I go a smidge over…I’m back to Casperville.
If you need to cover up some imperfections, just use some concealer. That is what I ended up doing. Another thing I did was our a little bit of the foundation out first and apply it with a brush. It is really loose and thin, so be careful and shake it up really well. The top of the bottle comes with a weird applicator. You are supposed to touch it with your fingers and then put it back on your face. That puts germs in your bottle, and that was the only con I could think of. I have found the Maybelline Dream Wonder Liquid Foundation in different stores for different prices. It is usually around $7 to $10 and you can always find Maybelline on sale. This is a great drugstore foundation. I recommend it.
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I know a lot of us have a hard time finding our foundation shade, but I have found two easy ways to show you how to find your foundation shade. MatchmyMakeup.com and Findation.com are two great websites that let you search to find your foundation shade. *Please note that this isn’t for first time foundation users. You must have tried or know your shade in one foundation before you can continue in the search for your shade.
Have you found your vampy fall lip color yet? Mom and I just bought our new lip shades for the fall. Both of our shades are a deep, dark red. My shade is glossy and mom’s shade has some glitter in it. You don’t have to have some dark, matte shade. These colors can be glossy or glittery to suit your mood or taste. I love changing my makeup look with each season. It makes your beauty routine so much fun. Take a gander at NikkieTutorials’ vampy fall lip color tutorial to get a beautiful new fall look.
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I recently heard about the Walmart Beauty Box from my awesome intern Denesha over at The Chronicles of a Fatshionista. She told me to go over and get the box as soon as possible before supplies ran out. Before I did, I did a quick search on Nouveau Cheap. That website has all of the latest beauty news not just from the write of the blog, but from her readers, who she uses as a sort of street team for incoming beauty news. She even has about 5 update posts on the beauty box right now.
The box is supposedly free, but you do pay $5 each time you receive the box for shipping and handling. That adds up to $20 since each box is seasonal. Inside you get some full size products and quite a few sample sized products. I won’t go into heavy detail about that because I go over the products in the video. Nouveau Cheap says that there are two versions of the boxes going around. The one that I received was pretty good. The one item I can’t wait to try is the new dry oil for hair from Dove.
If you like what you see or the idea of getting and trying new products, check out the Walmart Beauty Box. It is definitely cheaper than the other ones out there.
I am really trying to get a wig or make a wig like the wigs at the Marc Jacobs show during New York fashion Week. I already have a longer bob wig. I should just cut and trim the one I have now. That might be my new fall look. Photo from here.
POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.
I recently got the latest POPSUGAR Must Have Box and I love it. I am going to use every item in the box. You may have seen my sneak preview on Instagram. Let me tell you you this-that cookie mix will get made in the near and present future..OKOKOKOKOK!!! Please check out the video below to get the details of what I got in my POPSUGAR Must Have Box and use the coupon below to get one of your own.
Type: Save $10 on a 3-month subscription
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Also I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to offer a giveaway to Nordstrom for $100. Please check out these ladies’ blogs today, follow them on social media, and enter below. Sorry international peeps! The giveaway is open to U.S. readers only, will run from Tuesday, September 2, to Tuesday, September 9, and entries will be verified and the winner contacted via email. Enjoy!
Back to School Season is upon us. Time for us to get our back to school beauty routines together, and start transitioning our skin from summer skin to fall skin. To transition your beauty routine properly, you need to find a cute lipstick and blush in a purple or red tone. Then you need to find a cute fall nail polish. Don’t forget to find hair and skin products that will moisturize the skin and hair as the temperature begins to drop. The products below are some of the things I am looking for this back to school beauty season. Photo from here.
FTC: These Products were sent to me by vainpursuits.com.
Vain Pursuits is a wonderful beauty subscription company that lets you fill out a quick beauty survey and then sends you a few samples to try just like those other beauty box companies. The difference is that they send you samples of their own products with have better ingredients and smell really nice. I was gifted the Rich Bitch Night Cream, the Overprotected Facial Milk, and the Baby Face Night Cream. All of the products smelled like heaven and made my skin glow and extremely soft. I can’t wait to try other products and buy my full size product. Also, I just found out that you can customize your full size orders. If you like the scent of one product, you can put it in the other. Awesomesauce!
Join Vain Pursuits here and get $5 when you use this link to order—>>> http://www.vainpursuits.com/?invited_by=905a1e2585.
FTC: I paid for the Black Radiance BB Cream myself. This is an honest review.
I have been using the Black Radiance BB Cream for several months now. I get it from Target for about $5.99. Coffee Glaze is the closest match to my skin! While the Kiss BB Cream- which I still love- makes my skin glow, this BB Cream from Black Radiance makes me look as if I don’t have any makeup on. I love that it looks natural and still gives good coverage. I shot this video a few months ago, so I am almost out. I need to buy more. If you find your shade, stock up on it because people have been buying it like hot cakes at my local stores!
I am loving these natural hair tips for the summer from LHDC-TV. She basically talks about letting your hair down and out for the summer, and that is what I have been doing myself. I have been wearing a wash and go all summer long. No wigs here…at least until the winter. With my hair, a wash and go is something super easy to do. Have you been trying new hair styles this summer? What have you been doing with your hair?
Have you ever wondered how to pineapple natural hair at night? Pineappling is where you put your hair up at night instead of retwisting it that night. It is an easy way to keep your hair lasting throughout the week without all of the work. Even though @blackonyx77 has long hair, you can do this on short hair too by making many mini pineapples at night. The other great thing about this hairstyle is that you can rock it out as well with a really cute scarf.
FTC: I paid for the ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer myself. This is an honest review.
I bought the ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer from Target for about $5 because I couldn’t find my other primer. I am so glad that I did because it is so good. I love how smooth it makes my skin. Here me wax poetically-not really- about this product in the video.
MissJazzy2Classy always has some really great YouTube beauty videos. Here she shows you how to lay your wig. I figured I would post this since people are always asking me. Laying your wig is the best way to make it look realistic on your head. She does it in a really fast and easy way, so you should be able to do this in no time. Subscribe to her channel and check out all of the beauty goodness.
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