Ipsy November Glam Bag

It’s been awhile since I subscribed to the Ipsy Bag.  It’s now $12.99 per month and when I used to order them, it was only $9.99!! A big price increase! But I love the little samples it comes with and the cute bags! November’s Ipsy bag is really cute because it’s leopard print and I love animal print! The five products exclusively for me were pretty cool except for the lipstick color that is a little too light for me, but it still seems like a really decent feel and brand. 

I still have a lot of my Ipsy Bags from years ago and I usually use them to put items in them such as my lip products, baby powder oil, lotion, and other little things I can put in my purse.  I definitely will be switching out my bag for this cute little animal print friend!

This sexy liquid eyeliner is definitely on point and has it’s fierce side to it! This eyeliner is by Skone Cosmetics which is called Insanely Tattooed Mini Eyeliner in Jet Black.  I love doing cat-eyes with my eyeliner, so with this sample, I can definitely put in work to my eyes! I tried it on for the first time yesterday and I love it! I am used to the eyeliner pencil, so I still have some adjusting to do with the liquid kind. 

This product is for a bodily glow on the go! GiGi Gorgeous is the brand I never tried.  I haven’t quite tried this yet because I never tried any body glow products period, so when I do try it, I will have to do a follow-up quick post on it.  But the color matches my skin perfectly and I can’t wait to try it!This product is named for the Youtube personality, author and activist Gigi Gorgeous.  

This is the Hola Neon Brand Tinted Lip Balm.  Like I mentioned earlier, I’m not a big fan of this color simply because of my complexion.  I only wear dark colors like burgundies, plums and dark reds.  I can still try it on again every now and then.  Hopefully in my next Ipsy Bag, there will be a color I will enjoy more.

Lotions are definitely my favorites because I am constantly lotioning and moisturizing my hands.  I tried this for the first time last week and the smell is citrus and smells amazing!!! This is by Delectable by Cake Beauty Triple Citrus Blend Butter Balm Hand Cream.  An awesome choice! 

I love eye shadows especially nude and light colors! When I saw this little sample Pixi by Petra brand called Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in Naturally Dude, I was excited.  I haven’t tried it on yet, but I definitely will tomorrow.  Nude colors goes with just about everything.  That’s why I use a lot of nudes when I just want a natural finish look and don’t feel like putting on a whole lot of make up. 

 

I can honestly say that I am satisfied with my November Ipsy Bag.  There will be some months where I will skip because I already have a lot of make up stored in my room.  I will probably get the December bag and skip January.  I can’t to share with you what’s in my December Ipsy Bag! Stay tuned!!!

 

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What’s On Your Bookshelf?

 

 

Author K.C. Mills 

 

 

I’m baccckk!!!!!!!

I have so many wonderful things to blog on and I feel like I’m very behind which I am! But I will be blogging sometimes twice a day if I have to to catch all of you wonderful followers and readers on what’s been going on in my life and outside of my life!

Today’s blog post is very exciting for me because I am back into reading books.  It’s been off and on for this year, but every time I order a new book and get the paperback copy in the mail, I get very excited! Even though I am an author of seven books, I love to read books.  When I was younger, I read a lot of great series such as the Babysitters Club books! How many of you guys remember that? OMG! I loved watching the TV Show series on TV as well!  Another series I enjoyed reading was Sweet Valley High.  I’m getting very excited just thinking about those good old times reading my favorite books by Ann M. Martin.  They also had the Sweet Valley High TV series which came on the weekend as well and I would watch it.  I wished they would bring those shows back on so I can binge watch them; maybe on Netflix since everything is coming to Netflix now.  But anyways I don’t want to get too carried away with my blog post.  So I received three books yesterday by this new author I am reading named K.C. Mills.  I had the wonderful opportunity to interview her for a magazine I write for.  I read some of her material on Amazon as well as the synopsis and I was very impressed by it.  My first real novel I plan to start writing at the beginning of 2020 is going to be a lot of hard work and focus, but I have great plans to push out a lot of great book projects for the new year. 

 

The title of the book I am currently reading is called “That Crazy Dope Hood Kinda Love” which is the first book in the sequel.  I was already hooked when I read the first couple of pages.  This book will get finished today and I will be writing a book review of this and on the author.  This is an Urban Fantasy book which I have just starting reading.  Lately I have been reading Urban Christian Fiction, but because my first real standalone novel will be Urban based, I wanted to read books by authors who have great books as well as being Best-Selling Authors in the industry.  

 

Stay tuned for my book review on K.C. Mills “That Crazy Dope Hood Kinda Love” 

 

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Ways to Stay Productive

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I am back on this page to share with you another post for my blog.  So I wanted to do a personal development piece because I find that very important.  How many of you guys know the importance of staying productive throughout the whole week? It is very important because if you are a goal slayer like me, then you should understand the importance of being productive and on top of your A game!  Here are some ways to staying productive .

 

  1. Write down your goals down; whether you are typing it on the computer or writing them down.  Make sure you are ahead of the ball game to what you want to achieve 
  2. Meditate and pray about what it is that you want to accomplish in life
  3. If your job doesn’t require a lot of work (like mine for instance) and you aren’t that busy, work on some of your goals at work.  I always blog when I’m at my desk and I’m not that busy.  I work on interview questions or new book projects.  That way I will have those tasks knocked out the way.
  4. Stay focused! That’s the important part! In order to succeed at what your goals are, you must first stay focused and don’t allow distractions to get you off track!

 

 

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Outfit of The Day

 

One thing I like working at Kohl’s on the weekend is the fact we can wear jeans and any shirt except for graphic tees.  Because VA weather in October is bipolar and some days it gets hot and other days are cold.  That’s why now I’m feeling a little sick because of this weather. I wanted to share a little bit of what I usually wear on the weekends. My style is very unique and simple.  I don’t always follow the fashion trend out here just because I like my own style and I’m very content with that.  Today I am wearing a black and pink hoodie I got from Rainbow Shops in Williamsburg, VA a couple of weeks ago that has Faith on the front and back as well.  

I love inspirational hoodies and shirts because it makes me feel good.  My outfit costs less than $80 and sometimes you have to learn how to shop smart without going over your budget!

My high top converses came from Kohl’s when they had the 35 percent off for associate shop.  I ended up paying probably less than thirty dollars for them.  I love these shoes because of the colors and the fact that these are my very first high-tops with converses.  All my other ones are low tops.  The jeans I had for years and years and believe it or not, they still fit! LOL.  I didn’t put the jewelry to go along with it, but I will be wearing silver hoop earrings and no necklace only because of how the neck is set up on the hoodie.

 

 

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Lip Stick Colors That Will Get You in the Halloween Spirit

This post is for all my beauty bloggers, beauty lovers and those who just love anything that’s beauty related! Happy Halloween to each and everyone of you!  I want to share some of these hot colors that can be worn for Halloween…or anytime really if you are really bold enough to wear these colors.  This purple metallic color  is called “Two Faced” that can be purchased at Nordstrom Rack. It is a throwback Metallic Lipstick. 

NYX Professional has always been one of my favorite brands for make up.  I wear their eyeliner, eye shadow and eyebrow liner products.  I haven’t really tried their lipsticks yet, but I will be trying it soon, especially this color which can be worn almost everyday if you dare to be gold! It has that matte finish to it which doesn’t fade or anything.  This color is called “Goaldigger”  I like that name because I am always trying to achieve all my goals every month and every year!

This color is from the Pretty Zombie Cosmetics Line.  I’m not really a big fan of this color, but it is perfect for Halloween and for parties in general.  If you decide that you would like to wear it out, you are very BOLD!

I found this image on Pintrest and thought this was really awesome! I like the ombre mixed color, but I don’t think I can wear a two-toned color out in public, but for this special day, I think I could pull it off.  This color is called Indigo Summer.

I definitely love this color! This reminds me of a lipstick I have at home which is by the “The Balm” Brand and the color I have is called “Adoring” This matte color can go good with just about everything!

Another Bold combination of colors for Halloween.  I like the dark colors more because it goes better with my complexion.  Most basic colors to wear for Halloween are bold like dark reds, plums, greens, and some blacks.  Whatever colors you decide to wear, be Bold and be You!

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Cell Phone Case Addiction: Save Me Now!

I don’t ever want to limit myself on the number of obsessions I decide to share on my blog posts because they will vary.   So today in this new blog post I have another obsession and a product review all at the same time.  

Ever since I owned a cell phone, I always had a heavy addiction to phone cases.  Over the years, I had about 12 cases for each phone! I know that sounds really crazy, but that was the honest truth! They were different ones from Disney to blinged out ones to water proof cases.  But now that I have a new I phone, I only have three cases for this one.  I just recently changed my phone case and put on the new army print Military Grade phone case which I love because it makes my phone bigger than it already is.  I love the way it looks and feel on my phone and the fact it has a strap is even better!

Trust me, this is my last phone case! I can’t continue wasting money on new phone cases when I know good and well I can’t wear all of them. LOL. I have three so I can rotate whenever I feel like it.   Now that I have a better I Phone, I just love using the picture effects and portrait mode for my pictures.  They look very professional.  So no more phone cases for me. The one I just recently purchased on Amazon I truly love!

 

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Bead Hauling at Michael’s

I started making bracelets several years ago and I definitely don’t regret it at all! It’s a great therapeutic way to regain your focus and stress.  Michael’s has everything when it comes to jewelry making! I like to go when they have coupons and sales.  The current sale that is going on is 3 for $9.99 for ALL beads! Now if you are a bead addict like me, then you know this is a great sale! LOL! I had a very hard time deciding what three colors I should get to make more bracelets, but the sale ends on November 2nd, so I definitely will be going back to buy other colors and styles especially with my coupon I have to save money!

I saw an angel pattern I really love so I decided to get a strand of that and other purple beads to blend in when I make about two or three bracelets.  Awesome huh? I make Breast Cancer bracelets as well in honor of my grandmother who passed away from breast cancer back in 2012.

I have made earrings as well, but bracelets I enjoy making more.  The breast cancer bracelet is called “The Catherine Britton Breast Cancer Bracelet”  One day I want to sell 1k and donate half to the local breast cancer foundation.  I really want to partner with a local chapter or an event where I can sell my customized bracelet.  I will have a video in the next few posts of me making a bracelet that will be uploaded to my You Tube page as well.  Stay tuned!

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Skin Care Product Reviews: The World of Nivea, CeraVe and Dove

How many of you know the importance of having a clear and hydrating skin?  I have tried over the years various of face cleanser products since I have sensitive and dry skin.  I tried Clean N Clear, but it left my face feeling tight and dry and I think my face was a little allergic to it.  I just decided not to use any cleansers on my face for awhile and just wash my face with warm water to see how it does.  Then I started using dove beauty bar to wash my face some mornings and every night especially when I wear make up.  

 

I haven’t tried the Hydrating cleanser, but I will in the near future.  This facial wash goes on really smooth and it leaves my face feeling moist and hydrated.  I can definitely feel the difference between the clean and clear brand and CeraVe brand.  I definitely recommend this brand if you are looking for a good facial wash to use.  We finally have a winner! 

I definitely wanted to try this type of dove soap since I’m always using the pink one and the original.  I grew up using Dove soap ever since I was an infant.  It is so good for your skin and it smells really good!  Now the Dove exfoliating soap smells really good too and it leaves your skin feeling renewed! It even makes my bathroom smell good! I will highly recommend any Dove products.  When it gets really cold, your body gets a little dehydrated and it requires extra moisture on your skin. 

 

Another product I’ve been using for awhile is Nivea.  Actually my dad introduced me to that brand because other lotions I was using wasn’t giving me enough moisture to my body.  I have been using Nivea products for about two years now and I love every moment of moisturizing my skin, hand and feet. 

 

This 48-hour body lotion is really good and I like the fact it has Shea butter in it.  I use Shea butter on my hair as well.

Looking for a reliable hand creme? Nivea Creme does wonders for your hands! Especially in the winter months, it gets the job done.  It’s made small so you can keep it in your car or purse.

 

Nivea Soft smells AMAZING and I enjoy smelling this scent every morning.  The big jar I use on my feet every morning along with Vaseline and Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa foot cream.  Sometimes I will use it on my skin as well.  The tube I use just on my hands and I keep that in my purse and on my desk at work.  I lotion my hands every time I wash my hands so the moisture doesn’t disappear throughout the day.  You can purchase these products at Wal-Mart, any drug store or even Target.  Oh yeah, Amazon carries them as well!

 

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Monthly Obsessions Part Two

On my last post of monthly obsessions, I showed you guys some cool purchases I made at Kohl’s.  Now I want to share with you guys in this post a purchase I made at one of my favorite stores called Rainbows.  The prices are awesome and the quality of the clothing is decent.  You just really have to know how to shop for good bargains.  And to be honest, not all the quality of clothing is great.  The brands I normally shop for is On Fire which I have to wear a medium because some of the tops run a little small.  I get at least a year of wearing out of the tops I buy for there which is decent because I try to keep all of my tops and sweaters over a year.  It gives me a great reason to not shop as much.  

$10.99

I’m a huge fan of graphic tees and hoodies and when I see them at Rainbows, I try to get them when I see them, but to be honest, my closet is packed enough so I can’t really buy anymore right now. LOL But it was between this hoodie and another one that was gray and pink that had Faith written on the front and back.  But of course i ended up buying both of them.  The Rainbows at Williamsburg Premium Outlets only been there for a month and it was much bigger than the one I normally go.  I just like the colors and the dripping lips which makes this hoodie stands out.  I will probably wear it with my rip jeans and either vans or converse.

I did ended up purchasing the other hoodie as well because the other Rainbow might not have carried it and I don’t plan to go back to the mall anytime soon.  Now I am completely set on my fall gear and I don’t need need any any more clothes for the remainder of the year! (at least I hope I don’t buy anymore.  They have cute graphic sweat shirts as well) 

 

 

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Beauty of the Week

I never thought it would be hard to spend $20 (In Rewards)  I shop in Kohl’s and in the last post I mentioned I work at Kohl’s and they have some great deals…sometimes. So after I got off of work on Saturday, I browsed around the store for at least 20 or 25 minutes looking for something to buy.  I went to the beauty department and started looking for make up brush.  I came across these cute Real Techniques eye shadow brushes and decided I can always use brushes. I’m a make up brush queen! I also have ELF brushes as well that I have stocked up on, so when one brush is dirty, I can use another one.  Real Techniques brushes are good quality and that was only one item on my mini shopping list. 

$9.00

 

As I mentioned I have a lot of e.l.f. brushes, but I never had the Duo Brush for your eyebrows.  I mean I have a brush attached to my eyebrow pencils, but none by itself.  The eyebrow brushes are really good and chic! Before putting on your eyebrow make up, you want to brush your eyebrows really good because it gives you a good angle when lining up your brows and shading them in.

$4.00

I actually used this before and it works fine on my make up brushes.  I also have the  shampoo cleaner as well for the brushes which I use daily. This is really good stuff and it gets the job done.

$4.00

 

 

Brushes these days are really hard to find for some strange reason, at least a decent one.  The one I have now is really old and I had to get rid of that.  I stopped by the beauty supply store down the street and chose a decent looking brush with a firm grip.  This is a two-sided brush for different textures and for detangling. 

The hard bristle side is what I use the most to keep my hair from frizzing (my hair frizzes pretty bad since I’ve been natural for two years) But I do use a spray to control the frizzles. This evolve brand brush is nice and soft.

I don’t really use this texture of brush often unless i’m wrapping my hair.  But it wouldn’t hurt to try using this side with my hair texture as well. 

$6.99

 

These are some new items that I wanted to share with you on my blog today.  I know I said that my next post would be a part two of my monthly obsession and I will definitely have that post up on Wednesday so be sure that you are subscribed to my blog so you won’t miss any of my posts.

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