Late to the Party…. Fenty Beauty Foundation Review*

Late to the Party…. Fenty Beauty Foundation Review*

Let me just tell you me and Fenty Beauty have been having a long time issue with each other. I have been on a long journey just trying to get my complexion color. Lord the first day I tried it was all sold. Then I tried again had my color no money to spend. Just a up and down relationship. Fenty help me… help me please! It was a point in time I couldn’t even test the shade out. So I guess for a few months. Long story short I got it in my possession. Baby this is what you came for.. Lighting strikes every times she moves … AND EVERYBODY WATCHING HER !

Yess… I finally got my Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation. Just in time for Rihanna’s birthday. I found my foundation color at the Sephora in Chicago on Michigan Ave before her birthday ! Yes hunny I got my color is 420after is being sold out for like forever.  This is consider a soft matte complexion products. It it a medium to full coverage foundation and it is build able.

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This is my new favorite foundation. I have been using this foundation for two days and I am in love with the formula. It is so lightweight and easy to build up without all the cakiness. Also this foundation in my opinion works very well with my other products. Like my LA Girl Pro Concealer, Nars Orgasm Blush, and Ruby Kisses Mineral Powder in Honey Brown. I love the fact that my face can still breathe. Like it does not clog my pores, and it works well with my dry skin. Just an amazing foundation.

TIPS:

Please make sure you shake the foundation to help activate the magic before apply the foundation to the skin.

Let the foundation dry down to determine if the shade is your best shade or not. This also can determine if you need to get a lighter shade. I think 420 works well for me. I might try 410 & 430 just to see how it work on my skin.

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Me with the Fenty Foundation glowing

Overall, I am happy that black woman in the fore front of a brand. In addition, I am ecstatic that she brought us so many complexion colors to the market. Rihanna really had many brands shaking in their boots. So thank you to Rihanna and to so many other brands that brought diversity to the cosmetic world. SIS you poppin !

6 Valentines Day Gifts to Myself

6 Valentines Day Gifts to Myself

Gift Guide for my Single Ladies for Valentines Day

So Valentines Day is around the corner.   I already know the struggle being a single woman I’ve been there. So don’t get in your feelings because you don’t have anyone special to share it with. Please don’t get jealous of the our Twitter and Instagram feed of all the V-day gifts that get posted ladies.  I am a firm believer that you do not need to wait for someone to love you to enjoy Valentines Day. Love yourself hunny. Now  somebody told me that buying a gift for yourself  for Valentines is  pretty pathetic. Hmmmmmm so buying myself a gift and loving myself is pathetic.. Don’t get me to speculate. LOL. To my single hunnies and my ladies that are taken if you want to buy yourself something for Valentines Day go for it.  Self-Love is the best love. We can’t expect to love somebody fully if we don’t love ourselves first.

1: Thigh High Boots:

If you want to feeel extra sexy get some sexy thigh high boots. I know when I put my thigh highs on…. girl I walk a little taller. I feel like a “bad gyal”. So get you sex appeal on get you pair of thigh high boots and go out and have fun.

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These boots are from Forever: Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots/// ShopNow

 

 

 

2: Bouquet of Roses:

Roses scream love! Flowers are feel good for me. I normally don’t get flowers from a lover. So again why wait for flowers to come to you.  Go out and buy yourself some flowers and put them in cute vase. If you know me I would take some pictures of the flowers. You know how I feel about flower aesthetics.

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Treat yourself with nice bouquet of roses or flowers ladies.  I’m on Tiffany Hadish “groupon” kick so if you need a deal on flowers check them out. Order you some flowers and mail them to yourself !

3: Sexy Intimates:

Who said you have to spice up you intimates only when you lover come through. I say get you some sexy lace and feel good now. When a get new panty set, I feel so good and confidence when I look in the mirror.

 

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Ashley Graham Show Stopper Intimates (left)// Nordstrom  ShopNow

Leopard Lace Bra and Panty Set (right)// Forever21 ShopNow

I preferred to get all my intimates from Lane Bryant Caciques . Lane Bryant have an awesome select for Valentines Day in addition they have extended sizes. I think a nice lacy set will put you in a nice sexy feel good mood. So yes hunny I got my set ready.

4: Pour Up some Red wine:

To be honest I never enjoyed red wine until I had me a glass of Jam Jar on NYE. SO hooked now. So yes get you nice glass of wine and drink up and enjoy with you friends or by yourself.

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5: Sexy in Red Lip:

Put on a red lips and see how sexy you get. A red lip scream a temption. So yeah get you nice red lip. You already know I am going to tell you to go out. However if you not in a going out mood take some selfies. Look into the mirror tell yourself Im a fine ass girl hunny ! Yass

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My favorite red I have been sporting ins Smashbox Always On Matte Collection called “Bawse”.  I definitely feel bossy in this shade. Of course its black girl friendly

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SmashBox “Always On Matte” collection in “Bawse”// Sephora ShopNow

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FentyBeauty “Stunna” Lip Paint// Sephora Shop Now

6: Self Care: Bubble Bath 

Treat yourself to nice soothing bubble bath. Get you glass of wine and sit bath and relax and let the bubbles take you away.

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Darling, don’t forget to gall in love with yourself first !

So yes enjoy your Valentine’s Day with yourself. I told you don’t have to wait for a lover to enjoy the day.

 

 

**Feature Photo Credit- Richelle Marie Photography IG: @richellemariephoto 

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** gif graphics from Giphy.com

SATIN KISSES

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Happy Friday Eve !!

Today I wanted to share with you a new beauty gem that I found a the beauty supply store. It is Ruby Kisses Satin Kiss lipstick collection.  I am not sure if it is a new collection or not but they are the bomb dot com.

I have been loving lipstick lately because my lips need a break from the liquid lipsticks. I love the liquid lipstick but the downside to them for me is that they are super drying on my lips. Also, sometimes it is hard to touch your lips up after eating.

The formula is super moisturizing for your lips and infused with shea butter. It has a satin finish to them. It almost like a matte lipstick however it does not dry out your lips and leave you lips with a nice smooth creamy look.

SWATCHES

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(Up to Down: Cardinal, Camellia Pink, Flush, Carmine, Vermilion, Wine, Adriatic)

My current favorite right now is the Flush and Vermilion.

What do you like to buy from the beauty supply store??

NYX HAUL

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS

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Happy Thursday !!

I wanted to share a few NYX products that I purchased from Ulta.  First, I want to say that NYX come up with some great products.  I always remind people that you do not have to spend an arm and leg on beauty products. I believe its fall back on skills and knowing what works for your skin.

NYX Sculpt & Highlight Face Duo $11.99ea :  The formula on this product is very nice. It blends well and have good pigmentation. Only thing I wish they had a better contour color is with the Sand & Chestnut shade. So I had to get two different shades. It gets the job done. In addition, this product comes in 6 different shades

NYX Liquid Suede $6.99ea: This is one of my favorite lip creams to use on my lips. I love the applicator and that it does not dry out my lip thought out the day.

NYX Double Stacked Mascara (Here) $14.99: I really love this product so for. It is one of my go to for the mascaras when I want to add length and a little volume. It is very quick and affordable.

NYX Glitter Primer (Here) $5.99 : Very affordable glitter primer on the market. It eliminates fallout and make it supper easy to apply your glitter to your eyes, lips, etc. It very long lasting and easy to take off.

I think NYX have some great products when it comes to going back to school. You can still get a nice look for a decent price.  Remember you don’t have to break the bank to look beautiful. You already are !  (Provided some back to school tips below)

Back to School Beauty Tips 

Sunscreen: Before apply any makeup to skin in the morning. Don’t to forgot a nice layer of sunscreen on your face. You want to make sure your sun is always protect.

Fresh Look: Don’t put on an over excessive amount of makeup. First, you are already beautiful so you do not need to layer on the powder, the blush, etc.

  • Find nice subtle blush that add some color to your face.
  • To hide small blemishes put a small amount concealer on your face.
  • Always go for a natural highlight for your under eye area
  • Don’t forget the setting spray
  • You can do a natural look or a bold look. But remember less is more !
  • Drink water and eat right

Blotting Paper: I think this is essential need through out the day to clean up your oily areas or T- Zone. To keep your face from looking oily, instead of adding more powder keep a pack of blotting paper in your make up bag.

If you got it, Flaunt it !!

Alayna