Over the past couple of years, I’ve really gotten into wearing make-up. I love to create different looks that correspond with my outfits or even my moods. With that said, I’d like to start sharing different looks with my readers. In addition, I’ll be including the products that I used to create a particular look. I haven’t thought of a title for this make-up series yet; I am open to suggestions! Here’s my first look…
Avon Ultra Black Eyeliner
NYX Eyebrow Cake
Loreal 807 Poppy Hip Duo Shadow
NYX Eyebrow Shaper
NYX 625 Sparkle Nude Jumbo Eye Pencil
Maybelline Illegal Lash Mascara
MAC Format Blush
MAC Goes and Goes Lipstick
MAC NW45 Studio Fix Foundation
I, like many consumers want to know about the products I want to purchase before I actually make the purchase. Often, we find ourselves asking for the opinions of others, and looking at YouTube video reviews. With that said, I’d like to share my thoughts on 10 beauty products that I’ve bought over the past few months. You’ve may have felt tempted to try these products, and needed a trusted opinion before making the purchase. So, here goes…
1. Clean & Clear Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Treatment
I am not the biggest fan of this product. It claims to detoxify, but I don’t feel the detoxifying at all. When I use this product, I don’t feel as if my face is getting a deep cleanse. This treatment also claims to wake you up. Not to sure about that because I feel the exact same after washing my face.
2. Clean & Clear Morning Glow Moisturizer with SPF 15
This is another product that I could careless about. The consistency is real thick, and goes on white. This moisturizer claims to brighten your face because it’s infused with gold shimmer. I’m not a big fan of that. The only reason why I chose this product is for the SPF 15. I am currently using the Clinique dark spot treatment, and I’m required to use an SPF. I’ll provide feedback on the Clinique product at a later date.
3. Equate Ultra-Gentle Facial Moisturizer
This is actually my favorite moisturizer. It’s not oily, and leaves my face feeling moisturized. The best part about it is that it’s half the price of other facial moisturizers out there.
4. Maybelline Ultra Lash Mascara
I love this mascara. It doesn’t leave my eyelashes clumpy. It’s long-lasting, and makes my eyelashes appear very long. I didn’t purchase this that long ago, but I’m just about out. I use this mascara everyday, and would definitely recommend it.
5. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 604 Milk
I like this product so far. I’ve only used it once or twice, but I liked how it turned out. It’s long-lasting, and perfect for those hard to reach spots. I’ve worn it in the tear duct area, and it went on really smooth. It’s pigmented, and works will with darker complexions I’ve read that people have used the pencil for a shadow base. So, I plan on trying that in the near future.
6. NYX Skinny Black Liner
I use this product multiple times a week. It slides on smoothly, and is long-lasting. I can do thin lines, or thicker lines if I choose. It’s very dark , which is something I really like when it comes to black liners. Sometimes black liners are too light, and look like charcoal. It’s retractable, too. No sharpening!
7. Maybelline 635 Very Cherry Lipstick
This is my favorite red lipstick. It long-lasting, and doesn’t smear throughout the day. It’s very rich in color, and looks wonderful against my complexion. It’s really hard to find a good red lipstick, but I’ve found mine!
8. NYX Eyebrow Shaper
I use this everyday. This product is made of wax, and is used to keep your eyebrows in place. It does just that. Those stray eyebrow hairs have no chance with this product.
9. NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
This is another product by NYX that I use everyday. I like my eyebrows dark, and this Eyebrow Cake Powder is just the right color. I use this alongside the next beauty item.
10. Loreal Hip 807 Poppy
I don’t really use the yellow eye shadow in this duo. It’s not very pigmented or true to color. When applied, it’s white. That’s definitely not the look I wanted when purchasing this. However, I use the brown everyday. I blend this into my eyebrows along with the NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder. I don’t have black hair, so I use this to give my eyebrows a black-brown look.
Hope this helps. Happy Beauty Buying!
Thanksgiving is just two days away! I definitely look forward to eating, and spending time with my loved ones. In light of the holiday, I decided to make a list of the top 5 things I am thankful for. Trust me, I have a lot more to be thankful for, but for the purpose of this post, I will limit it to 5.
1. I am thankful for the many blessings and mercy God has shown me in my life.
2. I am thankful for my family. They are my backbone, and have provided me with a strong foundation. Our bond is impenetrable.
3. I am thankful for my true friends. My true friends are supportive of me, and put in as much effort to preserve our friendship as I do.
4. I am thankful for the young man in my life. Love is a beautiful thing.
5. I am thankful for the necessities in life, i.e. a job, car, home, and food. These are the basic things that so many people take for granted. I don’t. Life is unpredictable, and any of these things can be taken away. Cherish the things you do have, and work hard for the things you don’t.
People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have. —Richard Carlson
What are some of the things you’re thankful for?