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 Tuesday, August 26, 2014 


Autographed Make-up by ONE DIRECTION Giveaway

The One Direction “limited edition” makeup line, advertised as “bold, mischievous, vivid” and “everything you need” is an ensemble of slightly better-than drugstore cosmetics is now available at Macy's. The Up All Night collection includes a 4+1 eye shadow palate, a black volumizing mascara, an aqua metallic nail varnish, a glittery pink lip gloss, a crème pink lipstick, a decorator stencil set, and a navy eye pencil/ body crayon. This makeup line was inspired by One Direction’s albums, Midnight Memories, Take Me Home, and Up All Night. Therefore, each product is named after a song from the chart topping albums. The collection is in an attractive and modern collectable tin box featuring the members of the band and looks that could be created with the products. 


4+1 Eye Shadow Palette 
The eye shadow palate includes four colors, silver- “Gotta Be You,” soft pink- “More Than This,” turquoise shimmer- “Save You Tonight,” and royal blue- “Another World.” It also includes a sapphire glitter named after One Direction’s bestselling album, Up All Night. All of the colors were very pigmented and sensitive to the skin. However, the glitter “crème” was short lasting and had an odd, sticky texture.


Stand Up” Navy Eye Pencil/ Body Crayon and “Little Black Dress” Mascara
This eye pencil/ body crayon has multi-functions; it can be used as liner, shadow, or body art. Overall, it glides on smoothly and is pigment-rich. The “Little Black Dress” Mascara was [fairly] volumizing as advertised and went on evenly.


 “I Should Have Kissed You” Lipstick and “Taken” Lip-gloss
Both of these pigments were uneasy to the eye. The “I Should Have Kissed You” lipstick was not the as- advertised bubble gum, but a chalky, unattractive, neon pink. It also did not apply evenly, emphasizing blemishes and imperfections. The “Taken” Lip-gloss surely took me away when I first applied it. It stuck like molasses and felt as if I had bubble gum stuck to my lips. On the contrary, it is highly pigmented and uniquely glows orange under UV lights, which was surprising and impressive. However, I do believe that the creators should have chosen a different color for both the normal gloss and the pigment when under UV light. Thankfully, it is a more doable color in the Midnight Memories collection.

Na Na Na” Nail VarnishThe “Na, Na, Na” nail varnish is a metallic turquoise featuring specs of golden dust. Although it has an attractive color and dried fairly quickly, the nail varnish fails to be highly pigmented unlike the rest of the collection. In order to have a somewhat presentable nail, you must apply at least four layers of varnish, which was a letdown.

Giveaway Details: To enter the giveaway please enter your email, FB page, & post to Twitter. Additional entries can be earned by referring friends, pinning on pinterest, or liking the Twitter page.


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 Tuesday, August 12, 2014 


Make Up One Direction - Up All Night Kit

I recently got an opportunity to try out a new make up line by One Direction exclusively limited edition kit.  The one that I got was Up all Night Kit that contain shimmering blue eyeshadow palette and bold bright bubble gum pink lipstick.  The shades reminds me being in the 80s; all bright and pop colors icon that set me back in that 80s era mood while listening to Cyndi Lauper or Madonna.

This set includes:
  • "Taken" - Liquilights Glow Gloss Powerhouse Glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light 
  • 4+1 Eye Shadow Palette in playful blues and versatile neutrals: 
  • "More Thank This" - soft blushing pink 
  • Gotta be You" - silvered taupe shimmer 
  • "Save You Tonight" - Shimmering turquoise blue 
  • "Another World" - royal blue shimmer 
  • "Up All Night" - sapphire glitter creme 
  • " I Should Have Kissed You" - bubblegum pink creme lipstick 
  • "Little Black Dress" volumizing mascara in perfectly black 
  • "Na Na Na"Aqua-blue metallic chrome nail varnish 
  • "Stand Up" - dark denim eye and body crayon 
  • Includes 5 piece decorator stencil set!  Decorate yourself, your friends with ONE DIRECTION doodles.
This line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S.

US Release Dates: 
Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores - August 25th
Dillards - August 25th
Beauty Brands - August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

Please check them out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection for more info


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 Monday, August 04, 2014 


Just Natural Organic Apricot Scrub

I recently got the opportunity to try this new organic line called Just Natural Organic Apricot Scrub.  I have tested this for almost a week and I have to say that I'm impressed by this scrub.  After cleansing my face each morning with this scrub my face feels fresh and clean.  I also love the hint of Apricot smell that lingers on my face and the scrub itself is soft and gentle to the touch.  I normally have dry skin and after testing this out for a week my face feels smoother and glowing.

I like that this line is all made of natural and organic ingredients, Eco Friendly and not tested on animals. 

Description of this Organic Apricot Scrub:
Nutrient Rich Chia, Red Raspberry and Pomegranate Nourish while Exfoliating.

This creamy facial scrub gently lifts away the old and reveals a new smoother softer complexion. Natural golden Jojoba spheres and Apricot  kernel fiber gently smooth away dry, dull surface cells to reveal fresh glowing radiant skin.

Anti-oxidant rich Chia Seed and Red Raspberry, pampers skin with active natural nutrients that nourish your skin leaving it beautifully soft and smooth.

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 Saturday, August 02, 2014 


Modcloth 20% off Decor Sale



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ModCloth may be your go-to for cute dresses and clothing, but did you know they have a flourishing decor department? Think fun and unique adornments for your home, kitchen, bedroom, office space, and more. If that’s not incentive enough to check it out, they just so happen to be having a 20% Off Decor Sale that’ll give your place a pop of personality. No code needed, so just shop 'till your heart is content and there really will be no place like your home! Hurry while it lasts!

Snooze Anchor Duvet Cover in Full/Queen Tabby Together Pillow Polychromatic Cuddles Throw Blanket Wade for Each Other Pillow






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 Tuesday, July 08, 2014 


Enjoying my Summer Days

Recently I'm enjoying my summer days. I'm learning to relax more and try not to get uptight on things.  I need to start focusing on being claimer and enjoy what's around me.  As for this summer on July 4th my family, friends and I went on a road trip.  This is my first year really gone out far to celebrate July 4th weekend and to see fireworks.  Typically we don't do much on July 4th, we just normally stay at home.

Here are some highlights of what I did during my road trip: 
I had so much fun and it was a nice mini getaway for once.  I hope that I get more opportunity to do more small road trips in the future.    



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 Monday, June 16, 2014 


Fashion for All

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ModCloth is celebrating a very exciting milestone this week - the one-year anniversary of officially launching plus-size clothing on their site! In just one year, they’ve expanded their product catalog with more items that fit all body types. Check out the full-range fashion page in their Style Gallery, which showcases community-uploaded photos featuring ModCloth items that are available in a full size range. Why? Because fashion should be for all!  Happy Shopping!

 


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 Friday, June 13, 2014 


My current cologne scent

Currently loving this Jo Malone Cologne that I recently got for my early birthday present.  I recently picked up peony and blush suede scent, it smells so good and flowery yet not too overpowering. Unfortunately I picked out the small size; I should have picked out the larger size.  I also like the fact that you can mix with other scents but I haven't find anything particular to mix it with yet.  I'm not a perfume person, but recently I really enjoy wearing perfume now.  After wearing it, it makes me happier and more lively now.  Is there a particular scents that you like to wear? 




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