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Kiss New York Cream Contour Palette

While I’ve gotten a few products for review makeup wise (I have mentioned this in an earlier post) a lot of them while fun are are for very specific makeup looks. So as you might be able to guess I was very excited to get something like this Kiss Professionals New York Cream Contour Palette to review. While I don’t wear a lot of makeup for my everyday look I almost always take tome to do Contouring. It comes in a black box with the company name that’s cut out so you can see the majority of the shades inside. Inside the box the contour palette is packaged really very similarly. It has a black plastic outer casing and a huge window so you can see the colors inside. At first I didn’t really like this design, especially for a contour palette where you pretty much know what’s inside but it has grown on me. There are 8 cream shades for contouring inside as well as three shades for color correction. I personally like the …

Cool (+Modest) Summer Outfit and Makeup Inspiration

As you know I get a lot of my fashion inspiration from what I see on the street as well as some of what I see on Instagram and celebrities (minus the Met Gala this year) but a lot of times these trends aren’t exactly modest, or practical for a normal life. So I decided to wrap together a few and create a cool summer look that combines some popular trends and makes it into a modest wearable look. Top – I’m not sure if you got it (probably not) but I tried to make a pun calling this a cool summer outfit because this is a cold shoulder top. The last off the shoulder piece I shared in an outfit post (Gingham Dress, 2 Ways Gothic + Girly ) was popular, so I thought I could branch out a little and go with an asymmetrical one. I love the ruffles and  buttons that give it a feminine look in addition to being unique. *For an even more modest look you can wear a white turtle …

Hello Kitty x ColourPop Hello Pretty Kit

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a review of any kind, especially a makeup review but I wanted to share one today. I’ve actually been getting quite a few different beauty related products, so I’m hoping to put up full review of them here along with the mini reviews I do of the products on Instagram. But lets talk about this Hello Kitty x ColourPop Hello Pretty Kit! I originally requested it simply because it is a Hello Kitty collaboration but when it arrived I was even more impressed with the contents. The box is a pretty Hello Kitty design with a red bow and blue background. It actually has a magnetic closure which I thought was really nice for the ColourPop price point. Included in the Hello Pretty kit were three eyeshadows, two lip products and two face products. On the left is the Fun with Friends Blush. I thought it was going to be a little dark for me, but it ended up being gorgeous mid level shade of pink with warm tones. …

Why I’m all in on Turbans

*Giveaway at bottom of post  Since the 1930’s scarves on top of heads haven’t really been a thing (except for a short lived 1970’s trend), unless you’re orthodox Christian, or Muslim. However I’ve been noticing a slow change in this to more women embracing wearing a variety of head coverings and let me tell you I’m loving it. While it has been associated strongly with the more modest wear, not that it is a bad thing, that isn’t always the case. What is almost always the case is the feminine and glamours look all of the different styles look, on a variety of women. While I appreciate a variety of the head scarf styles I’ve just over the moon with one particular option, the turban. Little did I know when I first started admiring them that while they did originate in the Middle East (Persia)  they have been worn all over Europe in various degrees of popularity for over a thousand years. Looking through some old family albums there is actually a few photos of …

Anjou Dead Sea Mud Mask, Review

In my beauty routine one of the most important things is skincare. While I don’t war makeup everyday (especially if I’m just going to school) I’m always sure to do my full skincare routine. I have separate day and night routines as well as those things that I do weekly. Some of these are things to get rid of and keep away acne, some to reduce scars, and some for moisturizing and some to reduce signs of aging.  I’m especially fond of products that can check off more than one of these needs and was very happy to review a dead sea mask that claimed to be able to do so. This dead sea mud mask is from Anjou (you can find them on amazon)  who were nice enough to send it to me for review.  The price is about $18 and has free prime shipping, and is 17 oz.  When it came in I was immediately happy that it was safety sealed with plastic both around the box and inside the container of the dead sea …

TanMeBox Subscription, Unboxing + Review

I’ve tried a lot of subscription boxes. Some are great (like the Popsugar Must Have Box) and others not so much (like the BoxedWingman Date Night Box), which is why I love sharing the subscription boxes with you guys so you can be sure to avoid the bad and know which boxes are good. So on that note I want to introduce you to my latest subscription box the TanMeBox. It is a little different than most subscription boxes because it is a one at a time box that you can buy as you need it instead of being automatically charged each month, and each of the products will be the same each time. It’s kind of like a tanning essentials box.  They offer three different sizes ranging from prices of $62-$82 and I was sent the midrange box for an Instagram post (they aren’t associated with this blog post in any way) and promptly went away at trying it. Inside my box contained two kabuki brushes, gel self tanner, bronzer spray and shimmer bronzer. …

January Popsugar Must Have Unboxing

It’s January, and between school being back in session, my new diet and the cold weather I needed a pick me up. So when I found out that I was getting the chance to do an unboxing for another Popsugar Must Have box I was thrilled (I’ve talked about the December Box, November Box, and September Box), and even more excited when I saw what was inside. While most of the boxes I’ve had so far are pretty similar in theme this one is actually very different. In light of the new year it has a lot of New Year’s Resolution type of products of course which well exceed the price of the month subscription. Your Hair Wrap Towel (suggested retail $18) – This towel from Daily Concepts is made to get rid of frizz and cut down on blow-dry time with special microfibers. As someone who had a lot of hair complaints I was very happy to see this in the box. Yoga Mat Towel (suggested retail $38) – I’ve been trying to start …

HASK Chia Seed Oil Hair Products, Review

When I was given the opportunity to test out these Chia Seed Oil hair products from Hask I wasn’t exactly sure what they were supposed to do. Like most other people I’ve heard of Chia seeds, first as a child who wanted them for a “Chia Pet” and then as someone who’s interested in health as a “superfood”. When I did a little research and saw that Chia seeds have been known promote hair health and growth I was sold. My Chia Seed Oil Hair Products kit came with a shampoo, conditioner and a carrying bag. Chia Seed Oil Shampoo – Meant as a volumizing shampoo I did have a little bit of a worry that a this would be like the stereotypical shampoo. You know, giving volume at the expensive of having smooth tangle free hair. Luckily, that isn’t the case for this HASK shampoo which was surprisingly moisturizing. Chia Seed Oil Conditioner – Like I’d expect this Chia seed Oil conditioner is pretty light weight, and didn’t hold down my hair. Like the …

Trying out Loreal Color Vibrancy Intensive Hair Products

While it hasn’t actually been that long since I’ve done a beauty review, it sure does feel like it since I remember a time when I was testing out new beauty products every day. However when I was given this set of L’oreal color vibrancy intensive shampoo, conditioner, and repair mask I knew I’d want to share with you guys how they worked out. Each member of the Color Vibrancy set comes in a bright red container with the Loreal name and very similar stickers on the front.They’re all made to deeply repair and revive hair as well as resist color fade. L’oreal Color Vibrancy Shampoo – After one bad experience with a shampoo for color treated hair, I’ve always been wary of them. Starting out I was happy to see how good this one smelled and putting it into my hair it kept the scent. While it isn’t a heavy clean it’ll do the job just fine(as long as you aren’t one of those once a week shampooers), even for oil hair. It didn’t …

December POPSUGAR Must Have Box Unboxing

Christmas is almost here, and while I have done some shopping I still have a lot to do, and I’m kind of stressing out. However when I saw this Popsugar Must Have box on my doorstep as a gift from POPSUGAR, it immediately brightened my day! I’ve previously received two other boxes of theirs the November Must Have Box, and the September Must Have Box and both of those were great, so I had a pretty good guess that this December box would be too. I love the monthly surprise that the POPSUGAR Must Have Boxes give me and that the products are so high quality. Below is what my box looked like when I opened it. Just like the previous boxes this December Must have box had a great mixture of home and beauty products as well as a piece of trendy jewelry. This box was probably the one filled with the most things I’d be able to use immediately and I liked everything in it. The boxes are $39 a month with a discount if …