bh Cosmetics 6th Edition Palette, NYX Total Control Drop Foundation + MORE Try On Haul

Today I am sharing my first impression thoughts of bh Cosmetics Sixth Edition Eyeshadow Palette and rose gold brush set, NYX Total Control Drop Foundation, and Benefit Watts Up! Highlighter.

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Products featured:

  1. Julep Don’t Leave Your Brows at Home (Rich Brown), $24: http://bit.ly/2hS98oe
  2. Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer, $37: http://seph.me/2hFLxcS
  3. bh Cosmetics Sixth Edition – 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette, $17.99: http://bit.ly/2pg5asK
  4. bh Cosmetics BH Liquid Eyeliner (Black), $4.99: http://bit.ly/2pg0h35
  5. Ulta Beauty Automatic Eyeliner (Tropics), $8: http://bit.ly/2pgjtO0
  6. Ulta Beauty Curled Up Mascara (Brown Black), $10.50: http://bit.ly/2pg3oYO
  7. Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer, $32: http://bit.ly/2pg3kbi
  8. NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation (Cappucino), $13.99: http://bit.ly/2pg0MtZ
  9. Nyx Cosmetics Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand (Nutmeg), $4.99: http://bit.ly/2ogNr7H
  10. bh Cosmetics Professional Blush Palette (not the exact one I used, but it’s close), $17: http://bit.ly/2mSDI3C
  11. Benefit Cosmetics Watts Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter, $30: http://seph.me/2n6JK0I
  12. ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip (Swinger): sold only in the Kiss and Tell set for $24

Nail Polish I’m Wearing:

SquareHue Dance Collection: Kohn (Phra)

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First ColourPop Haul of 2017!!!! (w/ LIVE swatches)

I have been trying to take a break from ColourPop and all of their new product releases. However, I couldn’t resist when they dropped their Valentine’s Day collection! So join me as I show you all everything that I purchased along with LIVE swatches!!!

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Products Featured:

1. Super Shock Eyeshadow (Shameless), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYx2T3
2. Super Shock Eyeshadow (Bill), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYriZz
3. Pressed Eyeshadow (Bel Air), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYBsJz
4. Pressed Eyeshadow (Top Notch), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYrd80
5. Pressed Eyeshadow (Cloud Nine), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYpfEQ
6. Pressed Eyeshadow (Stay Golden), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYnDKW
7. One of a Kind Pressed Shadow Palette, $10: http://bit.ly/2kYp7F7
8. Blotted Lip (Lexi), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYr5Fz
9. Empty Palette (free with purchase of 4 pressed shadows)

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Makeup I’m Wearing:

1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original, $20:00: http://seph.me/2jZK1Dn
2. Sephora Collection The Enchating Eyeshadow Palette (discontinued)
3. ColourPop Super Shock Shadow (Cheap Date), $5: http://bit.ly/2hqtVhK
4. Ofra Cosmetics Universal Eyebrow Pencil, $13: http://bit.ly/2hkOgpv
5. Ulta Brow Shaping Gel (Clear), $7: http://bit.ly/2jZWzL7
6. Julep Eyeshadow 101 Creme-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick (Champagne Shimmer), $18: http://bit.ly/2koGcp7
7. e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer (Radiant Glow), $8.15: http://amzn.to/2ijrWQt
8. e.l.f. Color Correcting Palette (available in Target)
9. Iman Luxury Concealing Foundation (Clay 5), $15.99: http://bit.ly/2klCtc4
10. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Amande), $29: http://seph.me/2i3johg
11. Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Blush (Toasted Almond), $4.99: http://bit.ly/2kowYt0
12. Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder (Crown of my Canopy), $4.99: http://bit.ly/2koppTe
13. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eyeliner (Blacquer), $25: http://seph.me/2ixTz5D
14. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23: http://seph.me/2hPr5DH
15. it Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara, $24: http://bit.ly/2i9ML0p
16. ColourPop Lip Pencil (Lady), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYoN9o
17. ColourPop Kiss and Tell set (Flatline), $24: http://bit.ly/2kYprUo

Nail Polish I’m Wearing:

1. Julep Zodiac (Adventurous Aquarius), $14: http://bit.ly/2lMGdDB

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Simple Valentine’s Day Glam | Makeup Tutorial

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which means it’s time to prepare for date night with your significant other, friends, or by yourself! So, let’s get into this simple burgundy themed makeup tutorial!

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Products featured:

1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original, $20:00: http://seph.me/2jZK1Dn
2. ColourPop Super Shock Shadow (Mittens), $5: http://bit.ly/2jZjRSg
3. ColourPop Super Shock Shadow (Central Perk), $5: http://bit.ly/2j2RxhV
4. ColourPop Super Shock Shadow (Drift), $5: http://bit.ly/2ifYIl5
5. Julep Don’t Leave Your Brows at Home (Rich Brown), $24: http://bit.ly/2hS98oe
6. Ulta Brow Shaping Gel (Clear), $7: http://bit.ly/2jZWzL7
7. Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (Blacquer), $30: http://seph.me/2jGRFn
8. Julep Eyeshadow 101 Creme-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick (Champagne Shimmer), $18: http://bit.ly/2koGcp7
9. e.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer, $6: http://bit.ly/2jZU4bu
10. e.l.f. Color Correcting Palette (available in Target)
11. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (Macao), $48: http://bit.ly/2jGYPZ3
12. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Amande), $29: http://seph.me/2i3johg
13. Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Blush (Toasted Almond), $4.99: http://bit.ly/2kowYt0
14. Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder (Crown of my Canopy), $4.99: http://bit.ly/2koppTe
15. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eyeliner (Blacquer), $25: http://seph.me/2ixTz5D
16. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23: http://seph.me/2hPr5DH
17. Andrea 5-of-a-Kind Lash #53, $9.99: http://bit.ly/2jMB9Cm
18. ColourPop Lip Pencil (Dukes), $5: http://bit.ly/2j2PWsr
19. Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick (Goth Topic), $4.99: http://bit.ly/2koCHyU
20. e.l.f. Illuminating Mist & Set, $4: http://bit.ly/2koAC6d

Nail Polish I’m Wearing:

1. SquareHue Collection (Pompideu)

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Chit Chat GRWM: Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Get ready with me as I show you my everyday (weekend) makeup look! The look takes no more than 10 minutes!

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Makeup I’m Wearing:

1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original, $20:00: http://seph.me/2jZK1Dn
2. e.l.f. All About Eyes Palette, $10: http://bit.ly/2i9SDa9
3. Marc Jacobs Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner (Blacquer), $25: http://seph.me/2ixTz5D
4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23: http://seph.me/2hPr5DH
5. Ultra Brow Shaping Gel (Clear), $7: http://bit.ly/2jZWzL7
6. Ofra Cosmetics Universal Eyebrow Pencil, $13: http://bit.ly/2hkOgpv
7. e.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer, $6: http://bit.ly/2jZU4bu
8. Iman Luxury Concealing Foundation (Clay 5), $15.99: http://bit.ly/2klCtc4
9. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Amande), $29: http://seph.me/2i3johg
10. NYX Cosmetics Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator (Pure Gold), $7.49: http://bit.ly/2hOz7jr
11. Lorac TANtalizer Travel Size Baked Bronzer, $8: http://bit.ly/2jZQ5vA
12. ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip (TooLips), $6: http://bit.ly/2k010pb

Brushes Used:

1. e.l.f Blending Eye Brush, $1: http://bit.ly/2k03bcf
2. e.l.f. Smudge Brush, $1: http://bit.ly/2jZUjDi
3. ColourPop Blending Brush (not sold online)
4. beauty blender (original), $20: http://seph.me/2i99LJR

Nail Polish I’m Wearing:

1. Julep Wonder Maver Nail Polish (Krystel), $14: http://bit.ly/2jZXafR

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Julep Maven Unboxing | December 2016

Can y’all believe that it is already DECEMBER!?! This year has flown by! It’s time for me to share what I received in my Julep subscription box this month. Julep is a subscription box service where you are able to handpick 3 products you would like each month. You can also add on products for a discounted price. The box is $24.99/month or $19.99/month with a 3-month prepaid subscription. You can click here to use my referral link to subscribe.

This month I really, really tried to switch up the products I picked. I really tried to stay away from nail polishes…I failed. LOL! I had to get one as an add on. I couldn’t help myself! I did manage to get some other goodies, so let’s see what I got!

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It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in Swoon, $20.00

This is the second lip mousse I have tried from Julep. This formula is amazing! It’s very creamy which makes it very comfortable on your lips. My lips never feel dry wearing this even though it is a matte lipstick. I was expecting this shade to be darker on me since it is described as “heathered wine matte” on the site. Instead, it it just a dusty rose shade on me. It’s still pretty and I will definitely wear it!

Don’t Leave Your Brows at Home in Rich Brown, $24.00

I normally stick to brow pencils because, for me, they are much easier to use and I like to keep my makeup as simple and natural looking as possible. But, I decided to try something new, so I selected this for my box this month. I like that one end of the tube has the brow gel in it and the other end is the brush, now I don’t have to keep up with so much. I used this product to just fill in my brows because I don’t prefer the over defined brows. The gel is really smooth and easy to apply. It is somewhat difficult to get product on the brush since the part that it is in is kind of small. Overall, I liked the look and feel of this. I can’t say if I will be replacing my Ofra Universal Brow Pencil or not, but I will use this if I just want to do something different.

Oxygen Bonding Base Coat, $18.00

I got this base coat in a subscription box several months ago and really loved it. Once I ran out, I decided that I would get different products and use the base coats I already had at home. Over time I realized that no base coat was quite like this one. This base coat literally grips your nail polish to your nails and allows the polish to last longer. It also allows your nails to grow healthier and stronger. I do notice a difference in the health of my nails when using this base coat versus others.

Wonder Maven Nail Polish in Krystle, $14.00


Krystle is a dark green shade with a little shimmer. Julep’s nail polishes last at least 4 days without chipping. The polishes are also 5-free and vegan friendly.


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Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer by First Aid Beauty Review

So y’all know that I have been searching high and low for an all over face illuminator. See my reviews here and  here . I’ve been wanting my skin to GLOWWWWWW! My goal has been to find a product with a golden glow versus a pearl or champagne glow. Whether or not it also has a moisturizing effect is an added bonus. Have I found a winner???

I went into Sephora and asked one of the team members for any recommendations. If you are a woman of color, you know that it’s hard to ask a white person for recommendations because a lot of times they do not take into consideration the difference in skin tones. Therefore, they will recommend products that will complement their complexions, which is completely understandable. I knew that before I asked the girl to help me, but I still asked anyway. She led me to every single product with a pearl tint. LOL! I just laughed to myself and she actually ended up directing me to a black lady who she felt would provide better assistance. I was so grateful because she hooked me up!

She introduced me to this amazing illuminator by First Aid Beauty called Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer (retail price: $34)! I swatched it on the back of my hand and my face should have turned into the heart eye emoji because that’s literally how I felt. I was immediately in love! All I could see was the perfect golden glow on my hand and I couldn’t WAIT to apply it to my face!

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The next time I did a full face, I tried it out! If you look at the pictures below, you see that there is a brush applicator attached to the tube to make for easy application. I actually do not use the brush to apply it to my face. I place a couple of dots on my forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin and then rub it in with my hands and then blend it with a wet Beauty Blender. Pictures really don’t catch the glow, but, the glow is THERE! It is stunning! My skin was radiant and (even though my skin is generally blemish free) it smoothed out the appearance of my skin.

It’s a lightweight moisturizer, which really isn’t enough for my dry skin. That’s not a big deal to me. I just apply Aquaphor before applying this. After I applied this, I continued with my makeup routine by applying bb cream all over my face and the rest of my makeup.

I think I can end my search for an illuminator because I do believe I’ve found a winner! I definitely rate this product a 5 on a 1 to 5 scale!


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So Choix | November 2016

I’m really thinking this subscription box may be my new favorite! I just love getting 5 designer samples (that I choose) for only $15 a month! I love how everything is packaged. It’s the perfect subscription box for those who love trying out new products but don’t feel like going to stores, like Sephora, to try out. You can try them out at your leisure throughout the month…extremely convenient and I appreciate convenience.


As you all know, I have been on a mission to find the perfect illuminator, so I added 3 to my box this month, plus a mascara and a lipstick. Let’s see what I received and what I thought about everything.

Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder in LM Candlelight, $35.00

I wasn’t able to really try this product out the way I wanted to because the jar they put this is was a little on the small side. The jar was big enough to fit a shadow brush in, but not a blending brush. From the little bit I was able to get on my brush, I swiped on my hand and noticed a nice little glowy shimmer. I’m not sure if I would buy this because I’m more a fan of liquid illuminators over powder illuminators. I actually like to limit the amount of powders I put on my skin since my skin is more on the dry side.

Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara in 01 Jet Black, $29.00

It’s really hard to review this product. I was expecting to receive a sample brush like the one that comes with the actual mascara. Instead, I received a regular mascara brush. So, I am unable to say whether or not this really gives the cat eye effect. If this had the actual brush, lashes are supposed to be extended and fanned out.

Burberry Lip Velvet Lipstcik in Velvet Oxblood, $34.00

I thought this shade would be darker, but either way, I really like the color. It’s a deep berry and perfect for fall. The formula is also very smooth and moisturizing. I don’t think it’s worth the $34 price tag, but I guess I’d be paying for the name and the packaging if I actually chose to purchase this in the full size. 

Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow, $49.00

I considered buying this a few weeks ago when Sephora had their VIB sale. I decided against it because the sales associate recommended another product. I saw that I could get a sample of this from So Choix, so I decided to get it. I really love the glow I get from this. It’s a very healthy, dewy glow. This illuminator is also a moisturizer, so you do not have to moisturize your skin prior to application. My skin feels very hydrated once applied. The nude glow is a universal shade and it works on all skin tones and skin types.

Givenchy Mister Radiant Healthy Glow, $41.00

The name of this product is spot on! You truly get a healthy glow with it! It is a transparent gel that contains a high water content and soft beads of glowing color that sink into your skin to achieve a natural, sunlit effect. After application, my skin feels very smooth and soft. Also, this product has a light floral scent.


Have  you tried any of these products? If so, what were your thoughts? 

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Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipsticks & Liner Review + Swatches!!

Alright, so I decided I would see what all the hype was about for Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipsticks. I have been seeing them all over the place lately! The kits include a lipstick and a liner for $29, which isn’t too bad. You can also buy the lipstick and liner separately for $17 and $14, respectively.

The formula is a true matte without being too drying. The darker colors apply a bit patchy, but that can be normal for darker lipsticks (note: I never have this problem with ColourPop). Once the lipstick is dry, it does not smudge or rub off at all! The lipsticks are also very pigmented which means you do not have to apply a lot of coats to achieve a bold look. I also love that a matching lip liner comes with every lipstick. I don’t have a lot of lip liners because I usually use a clear lip liner, so with all of these lip liners I have been able to mix and match them with other lipsticks that I have to create new looks.

Left to right or bottom to top: True Brown K, Kourt K, Dolce K, 22, Mary Jo K, Posie K, KoKo K, Candy K

My favorite shade is True Brown K. It’s the perfect Fall color and I have been wearing it OUT!

Left to Right: True Brown K, Kourt K, Mary Jo K

Overall, I like the lipsticks. However, I can’t say whether or not I would purchase anymore because the quality and shades are comparable to ColourPop and they’re almost 3 times cheaper.


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NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator | Review + Swatches

During the spring, I was on the prowl for the perfect illuminators, bronzers, and highlighters! I found some goodies which I have reviewed here, here, and here over the past few months. My favorite one so far would have to be the Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop by Becca Cosmetics. I reviewed it a couple of weeks ago. It’s my favorite because I just feel so sexy when I wear it! My face just GLOWS and SHIMMERS! It’s an amazing product.

Anyway, this post isn’t about that highlighter. This one is about the NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Pure Gold. It sells for $7.49 for 0.6 oz at Ulta. I purchased this during the same trip to Ulta when I purchased the Lorac bronzer (another fave) a few months ago.

When I first tried this product, I didn’t like it because it didn’t have any noticeable shimmer and, at the time, I was looking for a product with shimmer. I used it a couple of times back in March and forgot about it after the Lorac bronzer gave me the look I was going for. Last week, I came across this product in one of my makeup bags and decided I would give it another try. That decision turned out to be a good one!

Although this product has very little shimmer (only noticeable when I swatch it), it still glows! Just look at the picture below! As you can see, the name of the color is on point! It is pure gold on my cheekbones and that pure gold gives just the right amount of pop that I like when I’m trying to be chill but also do a little something extra with my makeup.

How beautiful is this glow!?!

To apply this product, I applied a very small amount to my fingertip and then just blended it in. The product is sheer, which makes it buildable. However, you really do not need a lot of product to achieve a beautiful glow. I’ll use this illuminator when I’m not trying to really have my cheekbones stand out, but I still want a subtle glow.

Is that shimmer even worth noting? I don’t think so!


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Fall. Is. Hereeee!!!

If you know me, you know that Fall is my favorite season! I can wear all of my dark lippies and nail polishes. I can finally pull out my scarves, cardigans, and booties! All of these positives just puts a huge smile on face! Lol!

In honor of the season change, let me share with you my go to lippies for this season! It should be no surprise that every lippie is from my favorite brand, COLOURPOP!!! ColourPop has been dropping shades perfect for this season left and right for the past month and I’m HERE for them all! Let’s get into my new faves!

Ultra Satin Lip in Hutch, $6.00

I love this color! It’s a very deep purple and it is gorgeous for the fall! It is a liquid formula, but it dries very smooth and creamy. It does smudge a little if you accidentally touch your lips, so be careful of that. But, other than that, it lasts pretty much all day without having to really be touched up!

Ultra Matte Lip in Notion, $6.00

This shade may be favorite out of all of my fall lip colors. It’s a reddish violet. The color payoff in this liquid to matte formula is so rich! I just love it! The only time you have to worry about this product fading is if you eat something greasy, like pizza. I really feel like it’s the perfect fall color! Just look at my picture below! How can you not love this shade! From what I have seen on ColourPop’s social media, this color is beautiful on every skin tone! So, it’s definitely a must to add to your collection! This color is so beautiful, I’ll probably end up wearing it year round! LOL!

Matte Lippie Stix in Dukes, $5.00

This deep berry is so beautiful and so fall! When I saw it on the site, I knew I had to get it! This lipstick has a matte finish, but it’s not drying at all. The application is also very smooth, compared to their Matte X formulas.

Matte X Lippie Stix in Chateau, $5.00

I love this brick red color. What I’m not a huge fan of is the matte x finish. It applies very dry and actually feels weird on your lips, even with a lip primer (I use this one). When I wear the matte x formulas, it’s usually for a short period of time. They are still beautiful though!

Matte X Lippie Stix in Chateau


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