Top 10 Favorite Beauty Products of 2016!

Products featured:

1. ColourPop Super Shock Eye Shadow in Tinsel, $5:
2. ColourPop Super Shock Eye Shadow in Drift, $5:
3. ColourPop Pearlized Highlighter in Glo Up: discontinued
4. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in LAX, $6:
5. Julep Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops, $18:
6. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Blacquer, $25:
7.First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer, $34:
8. Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, $29:
9. Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop, $38:
10. Lyon Spa Ingrown X-It Solution, $33:
11. BEAUTYBLENDER the original beautyblender, $20:


Makeup Used:

1. e.l.f. All About Eyes Palette, $10:
2. ColourPop Super Shock Eye Shadow in Prickly Pear, $5:
3. Mary Kay CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Deep, $20:
4. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amande, $29:
5. Nyx Cosmetics Slide On Eye Pencil in Jet Black, $7.99:
6. tarte Best In Faux Extending Fibers, $20:
7. Julep Don’t Leave Your Brows At Home in Rich Brown, $24:
8. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $31:
9. Nyx Cosmetics Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Sun Kissed Crush, $7.99:
10. Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Potion, $16:

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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!

What’s your favorite illuminator? Let me know in the comments!

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday Sales!!!

Today is Thanksgiving and I hope you all are enjoying your holiday and time with your family! I am so thankful for the love and support I have received from all of my followers in the short time I have been blogging! Y’all are AWESOME! I look forward to continuing to grow with you all and bring honest product reviews of some of the best, worst, underrated, and overrated products on the market!

In other news, Black Friday starts in a few hours and the sales are going to be awesome! I have already picked out some makeup products that I’ll be picking up from Sephora and they’re all $10! I can’t wait to make my purchases…even though I just stocked up on quite a bit over the weekend. SMH! But, who cares!?! Anyway, check out what I plan to stock up on below!


Where will you be spending your money this Black Friday? Let me know in the comments!

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