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Weekend shenanigans & FOTD: Soft Sable

13 Feb

I went to the movies & had dinner at Panera Bread Co with my mama (she’s the best)! I absolutely LOVE scary movies, so we saw The Woman in Black. My thoughts? It wasn’t nearly as scary as it could or should have been (hence the rating of PG-13) *YAWN* As I sat in the theater munching on my contraband trail mix (because movie theater snacks are ridiculously expensive & high in both fat & sodium) I noticed that there was an overabundance of people half my age, giggling, play-fighting & playing musical chairs all up in the theater. What the &*%@?! We purposefully attended the matinée show to take advantage of the lower-priced tickets & the vacant stadium seating, but no… the darn TEENAGERS were there to see their beloved Harry Potter all grown up. I feel so old right now. *SIGHS* Anyway, I’ve been experimenting with smoky eyes lately & this is what I came up with…Subtlety is not my strong suit, but today’s look is a simple, dark brown smoky eye. The flash from my camera made the brown appear lighter than it did in person. This is a more accurate depiction. My shiny happy wig is the result of finger coils, created using KCKT & organic extra virgin coconut oil. Do you see those 2 twists on the right side? That hair WILL. NOT. COIL. I don’t know why, but no amount of  baby talk, gel, water, kind words, conditioner, oil or sweet nothings will make that hair curl. *WHOMP WHOMP*

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I applied matte dark brown from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette over my entire lower eyelid. On my crease I used matte brown from the CoverGirl Coffee Shop palette (a slightly lighter shade than the first one). For a softer, more natural look, I used Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep on my brow bone.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline with Wet N Wild cream liner in black.

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

LIPS: E.O.S. Honeysuckle Honeydew lip balm+ Lancome Color Design lipstick in Trendy Mauve

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Updated Product Reviews

22 Aug

CoverGirl Purple Pop eyeshadow

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 4 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 3 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 4 stars

My comments:  I paid $3.50 for this e/s at my local Target. As I stated in the previous post, I like it, but it didn’t knock my socks off. I’d recommend this e/s for a newbie looking to experiment with purple, b/c it’s inexpensive & isn’t extremely bold in color. However, a certified e/s junkie, will probably not be impressed.

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Kinky-Curly Knot Today

  • Price: 4 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 5 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 5 stars

My comments:  I paid $11.99 for an 8 oz bottle at my local Target. I should have given this product 50 stars, because it exceeded ALL of my expectations!  It smells great & does everything it promises to do. I recommend it for anyone with curly hair. 

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Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Cream

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 4 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 5 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 5 stars

My comments:  I paid about $5.99 for a 16 oz jar at my local Walmart. I knocked some points off on the packaging, b/c I dislike large jars of hair product. I always transfer a “serving size” to a smaller container, so that I don’t contaminate the entire jar with my stray hairs. OCD?!? Maybe a little. Anyway, your boo will enjoy snuggling up to you with this product in your hair  b/c it smells AMAZING!  It gave my curly fro great moisture & hold, but be careful not to use too much, otherwise your hair will feel product-y. BONUS: it yields great roller sets 🙂 YAY! I recommend it for anyone with dry hair (either relaxed or natural). 

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Ruby Kisses HD Gel Liner (in Teal & Green Shimmer)

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 4 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 5 stars

My comments:  These gel liners are $3.99 each @ my local BSS. My only gripe about these liners is that you have to put on 2 coats to get the color to show. But once they’ve set they DO. NOT. BUDGE! Even after I’ve had eyeljner on for 15 hours, I have to use eye makeup remover to take it off. Bottom line: I like em a lot & would buy them again.