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December 1, 2016

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie.

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

I don't usually do my own hair - I prefer going to a salon and have them deal with this kinky mess. But sometimes I do feel like doing my own hair. Usually in curls. Big, bouncy, soft curls. And I've numerous products to get my hair the way I want it. I loved the Garnier Fructis Style Surfer Hair Power Putty for the best curls of my life. Unfortunately for some reason, I cannot find this anywhere anymore. So I've been sitting and hoping a product similar would pop up and be just as great.


Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie


My mom is going natural, and she's really into the Shea Moisture brand in her new hair journey. I was watching Shahd Batal's video on how to do a wash and go, and she used this product. So I figured I'd pick this up and see how it works for me. I have yet to use it, as I haven't gone curly in a while. But I have high hopes for it. Let's hope it ends up being my curly hair savior and I never ever have to look anywhere else for a curling styler.

Have any of you tried this? Or do you have another favorite curly hair product?

November 28, 2016

NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Soft Spoken.

NYX Liquid Suede in Soft Spoken

So...I accepted that liquid lipsticks are a thing now. I even have a couple. But one day I realized that I only have "out there" colors of liquid lipsticks. Greys, blues, greens, etc. I needed a nude in this type of formula. Specifically, the NYX Liquid Suede formula. I already have one in the shade Stone Fox, and I love the formula of it. It's not drying at all, and lasts all damn day. So I went to the lighter colors to see what I could find.

NYX Liquid Suede in Soft Spoken
NYX Liquid Suede in Soft Spoken Swatch
NYX Liquid Suede in Soft Spoken Swatch

Now, lately I haven't even really been INTO nudes. I'm loving wacky colors nowadays. But I know there are times when you need to take it easy and tone it down for where ever you're going. So I was in Ricky's and picked the darker of the two nudes I saw. I honestly forget what the name of the other shade was, but thank goodness I got Soft Spoken, because that lighter color would have looked like donut powder on me. Soft Spoken is the perfect nude for my NW45 skin. It really doesn't require much effort to apply - I always use lip liners with my lippies, but I have a feeling I could go without one with this and it'd still look awesome on me.

Like I said, there's dry feeling, or crusties on my lips after a few hours of wear. This formula is super comfortable. I may get more from the line, but it seems like I have many of the other shades in other lipsticks. But this formula is so good I might just start replacing some lipsticks.

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November 24, 2016

Laquer Love: China Glaze Wood You Wanna?


The heavens have answered and have made China Glaze much more accessible in stores here in New York City. So I've been getting my fix of polishes whenever I can. I picked up Wood You Wanna? isn't a color I'd normally go for, as I'm not one for metallics. But this looks nice. It's a mixture of brown, copper, gold, and as I look at my nails right now, I see just a small bit of burgundy.

I wanted a break from my normal dark color/bright color scheme I go for, so I tried this. It looks nice on my nails. It actually mesmerizes me when I look at it. It's pretty. Now maybe I'll give more metallics a chance on my nails.

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November 21, 2016

Empties #6.


Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Jasmine Vanilla Body Cream
This is my favorite Aromatherapy scent I've ever tried (and I'm pretty sure I've tried all of them at least once). It smells so damn sexy, and the actual lotion is very moisturizing and creamy.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes, forever and always.


Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint Hand Soap
I first started getting things in this scent a few years ago. It's kind of a novelty for me, as it does have that sort of fake/generic smell of peppermint to it. I've used other forms of this scent (body mist, lotion, etc), but I find it most appropriate in hand soap form. The generic scent doesn't get on your nerves as much when I'm just washing my hands with it.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.


Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Detoxify Sleep Body Lotion
I'm a fan of anything that's detoxifying and includes charcoal or volcanic ash. So when I found out BBW made this I had to get up on it. It smells delicious, and is very moisturizing. I stocked all the way up on this stuff, for fear it was limited edition. It isn't though, thank goodness.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Already Have.

Bath and Body Works Apple Blossom and Lavender Body Mist
I like apples and I like lavender. I randomly ordered this during an online sale based on those factors alone. It smells good - not very sweet, and not very fruity. I will say the lavender scent it much stronger than the apple scent, though.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Probably.


Bath and Body Works Cool Melon Kiwi Body Mist
Another fragrance I got on a whim during a sale. This reminds me a lot of everyone's old favorite Cucumber Melon, but with an added twist because of the kiwi. I like it.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Probably.


Bath and Body Works Detoxify Sleep Body Wash (x2)
Got this to go with the body lotion. Same thing applies - detoxifying products are love to me. Now that I think about it, I could also just be attracted to the fact that it's a black skincare item. Cause you know...Monica loves black.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Already Have.

Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla Body Wash
These were some of the first scents I tried from the Aromatherapy line. Again, I love lavender. But some of the combinations of these scents (lavender and chamomile, lavender and tea, etc.) I don't get on with that well. This one smells nice, but I've started to get tired of these particular ones.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Maybe.


Bath and Body Works Wild Madagascar Vanilla Sheer Perfume Mist
Wanted to try out one of the newer scents from B&BW. I like this. It smells very vanilla-y, but not overly so that it's annoying. It also has a nice sexy musk to it - this makes it great for night time or when you want something a little more mature smelling.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.


Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla Body Mist
Same thing here as I said about the lotion - getting a little tired of it. But it does smell really pretty on the body as a fragrance.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in Coconut
Probably my favorite foundation ever. Yes, it does not work well with my oily skin. But the color match is perfect, it smells good, and I just like the way it feels on my skin. Since the last time I've purchased this, I know Maybelline has come out with different formulas of this foundation. I want to try out the matte one to see if it fixes that oily problem I had to deal with with this one.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Definitely.

L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Chestnut
I cannot say enough good things about this concealer. I'm probably on my...6th tube of the stuff at this point. Perfect color match, great staying power, awesome coverage, AND it has such a diverse range of shades to pick from (including color correctors - I have the orange one for my undereye circles). Love this stuff with all my heart.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes, always and forever.


C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve (x2)
I usually switch up between this and the Smith's Rosebud Salve for my go-to lip balm. No pigment, barely any scent, extremely moisturizing, AND is multipurpose. I love this stuff.

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.

Blistex Lip Medex
I went super old school when I purchased this. I used to use this stuff when I was in like...elementary school. Blistex (this particular one) was the end all be all of lip balms back then. Nothing else did the job for crusty, dry winter lips. And, cause my family and I were a resourceful bunch, we would also use it right under our nose if we had a bit of a cold. Vicks who?

Post On It: N/A.
Will I Repurchase?: Yes.

Evian Facial Spray
All of you guys know I love this stuff. It's perfect in the summer when the heat just won't give you a break, but I continue to use it throughout the year just as a refresher. Love this.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Already Have.

Lush Lord Of Misrule Body Wash
Love this body wash. It has patchouli in it - need I say more? And it's greeeeeeennnn! Sadly it's only seasonal at Lush though, so I had to stock up for the year.

Post On It: Here.
Will I Repurchase?: Already Have.