FTC: I paid for these products myself. This is an honest review.
CurlyGirlTravels wanted me to do a budget beauty video, so I did it! I am very passionate about budget beauty, even though I love fancy beauty products…I know there are other products that are just as good-if not great- for less. In this video, I will show you products from Maybelline, NYX, Rimmel, Black Radiance, and Wet n Wild. I use these products everyday and have been using most of them for years. All of these products are $15 or less and most are below $10. You an find these products just about anywhere on the internet or at your local BSS( beauty supply store), drugstore, or big box chain store like Walmart.
Hey everyone! Here is a Sephora haul video for you guys. I haven’t done one in a while. I recently went to Sephora in Atlanta when I went to the TCFStyle Expo and bought a bunch of items. I actually bought more than I wanted. I went in that store determined to keep my wallet in check. Sike! I failed. I went in for one item and came out with four. Anyway. Here are the items that I bought, and a link where you can get the items. I am so excited to use these products. If you have any tips or questions leave them below in the comments.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going on, but it ends soon. Don’t miss out on this really awesome sale. I found a few beauty products that I am either interested in or need to re-up on. Nordstrom is one of those cool spots for beauty products. They have expensive, luxury brands, and other not so well know brands. I always find something interesting in their beauty section. I have bought some perfumes from there. I also like their large supply of MAC and Kiehl’s products. I love me some Kiehl’s If you haven’t checked them out, go to Nordstrom or Nordstrom.com. Remember that Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns online.
You guys have to get this. It is a pretty smooth serum that has some great anti-aging properties. The ingredients are great too. No alcohols, sulfates, or parabens. It is $15.79 on Amazon, and they have prime shipping. I have been using this on my hands, and the skin definitely looks brighter. I am going to continue to use it. I put it on my face and hands before I moisturize, but after I use toner. I received this awesome product from Brandbacker.com.
I just got my Walmart Beauty Box in the mail. As always, the boxes are “free”, but you do have to pay $5 for each box. That adds up to $20 a year since you get a box four times a year with each new season. This box was a little more exciting than my last one. There are better items in the box this time. I think I am going to actually use most of them. Yay!! You can find out more about the Walmart Beauty Box here.
I received these Schwarzkopf Ultime products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes a few weeks ago. I shot the unboxing video, but I didn’t get to post it. You can find these products exclusively at your local Walmart. Supermodel Claudia Schiffer helped create the line. I was worried that these products wouldn’t work on my natural African-American textured hair, but at least one of them did. (more…)
Y’all I finally bought the $5 bottle of Lottabody Curl and Style Milk. I now see why everyone was raving about it. This product keeps my hair sooooo soft and manageable. You can use it for twist outs too. That is what I did. I used it on my twists and on my wash and gos.
I recently bought the NYX Cosmetics 3C Conceal Correct Contour Palette from Ulta, and I love it. I can use it for soooo many things. You can too. I have used it for my eyebrows, for contouring my face, and hiding hyperpigmentation. I recommend this product because it really does conceal, correct, and contour.
Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a great start to your week. I recently opened my Spring Walmart Beauty Box, and it had an interesting assortment of items in there. There were some samples as usual, but there were also a lot of coupons. (more…)
The red lip ruled the 2015 Oscars. From Margot Robbie to Emma Stone- who I was told is wearing Revlon of course- red lips were everywhere. Now a few ladies did opt for the neutral, natural lip, but their beauty looks didn’t stand out to me. It was the Oscars for crying out loud! If there ever were a time to go red, last night was it. Below you will find a bunch of red lip products to choose from with various price points. I picked out some lip glosses, lip sticks, and more because I know everyone doesn’t automatically want a lipstick. Photo from here.
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
Late last year I received the #frostyvoxbox from Influenster. In that box, I received a few things from two British beauty brands that have a few products that I love. The first products I saw were from Rimmel London. I love Rimmel London products, and I wish they would expand their line to include more foundations and powders for women of color. The products I got were the Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover ($7.49) and the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner ($4.49). The eye makeup remover is great, but the eyeliner is even better. I actually have been using this eyeliner for over a year now. It is so good for my oily eyelids. It dries fast, has full on color, and doesn’t attach itself to my oily upper eyelid. I love to buy these in bulk even though they last me a long time. Also check out the Rimmel Stay Matte powder and lipsticks. They were in my box, but those products are some good. (more…)
This week I am going to be featuring a series of YouTube videos that helped my transition to natural hair. My natural hair journey wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and I really think that was because of the many YouTube videos that I watched every night. I have been natural for two years now, and I finally big chopped about one year and change into my journey. I know for some that may seem like an eternity when you are used to having relaxed hair. I hope this video series helps on your own natural hair journey.
I love the items I received in my Winter 2014 Walmart Beauty Box. This box is one of the cheapest beauty boxes around because you only get charged $5 for shipping and handling four times a year. So four boxes are $20! Most beauty boxes will cost you $20 or more for one box. I could use or enjoy most of the items. I do have a problem with some of the samples. I can’t really use them because they are for lighter skin tones. Oh well. check out my unboxing video, and let me know what you think in the comments.
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. (more…)
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.