Friday, April 28, 2017

Unboxing - Morphe Goodies

Morphe - 35U

Morphe Premium Singles

Morphe 12P

Awesome Indie Brand - Devinah's Cosmetics

Amazing Shadows From Devinah!

Support Small Business & Indie Brands

Mail Call...Unboxing - The Balm & Beauty Creations

Beauty Creations!!

The Balm!!!

Shout Out to Obnoxious Cosmetics

This post is special acknowledgement to a small indie company that makes incredible pigments. I found them on Etsy and if you click here you can directly to their site. Definitely worth the money and excellent customer service. Handmade especially for you! Check it out!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Influenster - My First Voxbox

So excited! I just got my first #Voxbox from #Influenster! It's the #PoppyVoxbox and I am so honored to try out these products and review them. Looking forward to trying out these different products and provided valuable input regarding their performance.

Eva * Nye, Rimmel London, Nivea, Tide,
Nyakio, 7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Tide April Fresh Pods

Nivea - In Shower Body Lotion

Eva*Nye - Freshen Up Dry Shampoo

 Rimmel London - Oh My Gloss (Modern Pink),
Rimmel London - Scandal Eyes

Nyakio - Kenyan Coffee Face Polish

A Palette & A Partner - Week 4

I am trying my damnest to cycle through my makeup and utilize products I currently own. I am doing pretty good at sticking to the products that I use for the week! Here's this week's selection!

Urban Decay - Naked 2, Colourpop - Pressed Single Shadow,
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator - Addiction, Morphe - 12NB,
Wet n Wild Color Icon Ombre Blush - In a Purple Haze, &
It Cosmetics - Luxe Anti-Aging High Performace
Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay - Naked 2

Morphe - 12NB

It Cosmetics - Luxe Anti-Aging High-Performance Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator - Addiction

Wet n Wild Color Icon Ombre Blush - In a Purple Haze

Colourpop Pressed Single Shadows -
Save It For Later, Bel Air, Criss Cross, Just In Time

Monday, April 24, 2017

Product Review - Origins: Original Skin Retexturing Mask with Rose Clay

Purchase Process & Price

I purchase the Origins Original Skin Retexturing Mask with Rose Clay from my local Sephora about 3 months ago and I paid $26. I asked the Sephora associate about something to help with the texture I was experiencing on my cheeks and she first recommended something from First Aid Beauty (which I actually picked up recently) and then changed her mind and show me the Origins mask, which I ended up purchasing that day.


The product came in a 3.4 oz baby pink tube with a white end cap. It has a very feminine touch to it, which may dissuade male/masculine buyers. Packaging that is more gender specific alienates an entire customer base that may benefit from the product (If indeed the product is beneficial). Needless to say, I was not a fan of the packaging and I consider myself quite feminine, yet I think more needs to be done to make things gender neutral.


My main focus when purchasing this product was to address the texture on my cheeks. The product claims, "Made with Mediterranean rose clay, Canadian willow herb, and exfoliating jojoba beads, it helps gently deep clean while refining skin’s texture. Pores appear to vanish and clarity is restored for a radiant, youthful-looking complexion that’s silky-smooth to the touch". Along with my regular a.m & p.m. skin care routines, I used this product 3 times a week for 6 weeks. I found that it did little to nothing for my texture. I used this retexturing mask exclusively, putting all other mask I previously used, to the side. My skin's texture did not improve in any way and I found that this product dried out my skin and left it scaly and patchy. Every time I applied foundation after using this product (always using a primer first), the dry spots on my face were further exacerbated and no matter what foundation I used, it looked terrible if I used this product before it. Since using this product I have purchased another product designed to address texture and resurface skin and I saw a noticeable the very next day (I will be posting a product review about this product soon!!). I was completely underwhelmed by this product.  

Overall Product Presentation

I promise honest & thorough reviews on this blog for the benefit of average consumers and every day "Jane's" like me. Every single product I currently have I purchased with my own money and I have a lot of beauty products. I tried to spend my money wisely and choose products that will truly benefit me. This product was a complete waste of my money. I gave it 6 full weeks to do its magic and it did absolutely nothing. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone with any type of skin. Although I found this product useless, I still think Origin's makes quality products....they just missed the mark on this one. 


1/5 Flowers


Sephora & Ulta Birthday Haul

THIS is the birthday HAUL. These are all the amazing things I purchased on my birthday with my Best Friend (yes, it's title) Desiree. I am just getting around to posting this haul, but trust me when I say that Des and I had a great time on my birthday! Check out my birthday haul below and let me know what you would have purchased!

Lorac - California Dreaming Palette

Urban Decay - Nocturnal Palette

Tarte - Sex Kitten Palette 
Lorac Porefection Powder - Medium Tan

Essence - Bronze Palette

Essence - The Nudes Palette

NYX Perfect Filter Palette

Ulta Beauty Juice Infused Lip Oil

Marc Jacobs 

Marc Jacobs - The Vamp
Marc Jacobs - The Scarlet

Marc Jacobs - The Tease
VIB Rouge Points - Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzers &
Dr. Brandt Polish & Plump Set