March Glam Bag / Drug store haul

So I just wanted to share with you guys my Ipsy bag for the month of March. I have not tried any of these products yet. I also wanted to share with you two drug store items I have purchased recently.

Starting off with Ipsy I received…

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I wasn’t to excited about receiving this because the last thing I received from this line I was not pleased at all. But I will try & let you guys know.

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I am very excited to try this ! I love soft/vintage pinks…..stay tuned.

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You can never have to many natural colors, so I def will be using this often.

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Blue eyeliner hmmm…will be new for me. I wonder how this would look with a natural eye look. We shall see.

Well those were all the goodies I have received for the month of March.

Now to my drug store haul….

So the first product I purchased was something recommended by a inspiring makeup artist I started following on Youtube & Twitter.

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Omg the best Primer I have purchased so far !! My skin is combination oily/dry. Wow I actually wore this primer alone with NO MAKEUP at all. Which was not my plan but after applying it an running around before starting my makeup I was shocked so I decided to go bare. I highly recommend this for people with oily skin ! Thank you AaliyahJay for recommending this !

Last thing I purchased was…

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I think I finally found my match ! Ugh foundation is so hard to deal with lol. But Hopefully I love it

Hope you guys enjoyed

Destane 🙂

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Newest Skincare Routine

So I finally gave up on trying the natural way of making my own skin care products because it was to messy & I couldn’t take it anymore. After going back to my old skin care products that I have been using since forever I felt like it wasn’t giving me that same feel that it use to. So I think I finally found a routine I can stick to, to finally get my skin back to normal. I must say it has cleared up way better since the first time I discovered my problem.

So here are the products I am using…

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I only use this twice a week because that’s what was mentioned on the back of this product.

I purchased this from Target for $10, the application of this product is very smooth and it will leave your face feeling just as smooth. It does not tingle or burn it feels just right.

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Since using this I have notice my pores getting smaller. My skin has been a lot more smoother & I don’t know why I use both at the same time but it seems to be working for me so…

I also purchased these from target.

Pink grapefruit foaming scrub : $7.59

All-in-one acne control : $7.59

After getting my face all cleaned up just as I would use my witch hazel I switched it up & use

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I use this to basically try & get my color back from the black spots that I have. It really has been fading my black spots day to day. If I don’t get lazy.

Last but not least for my moisturizer I use

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I chose to use this one instead of the regular black soap because I use the Coconut Hibiscus lotion & I love it my skin is so soft I don’t have any problems with being ashy or having to re-apply throughout the day. So I decided to use it as a moisturizer.

I also purchased this from Target for $11.99

Hope this is helpful for anyone struggling to clear their skin, feel free to ask any questions.

Thanks have a wonderful day

Destane 🙂

Buy it or Leave it

So the topic for today is my opinions on a few products whether you should buy it or leave it. Majority of the products are things I purchased an a few is from my Ipsy bag.

Lets get started…

First we have Image the Malani Easy brow pencil, I purchased this from Walmart for $4.97 in the color dark brown. The only down side is they only have two colors Dark brown & Natural Taupe, BUY IT OR LEAVE IT ? Buy it…the pencil is smooth, has easy clean up, sharpen free, and also comes with a brow brush on the other end.

Second we have Image Rimmel Glam eyes mascara in extreme black. Also purchased from Walmart for $5.67, this mascara is for anyone who wants to give their eyelashes extra volume & for me it does just that. BUY IT OR LEAVE IT ? Buy it..

Next we have ImageNyx Full coverage concealer, purchased at Ulta for $4.99. Well I purchased this product 2 days ago but instead of using it as a concealer for under my eyes I used it to clean up my brows & as a base for my eye shadow. BUY IT OR LEAVE IT ? Absolutely buy it omg my eye shadows went on so smooth & stayed in place all day.

Next up is Image The Elf mineral face primer, purchased from Walgreens for $6. This product is for applying before putting on your foundation & the product is also clear. You do not need a lot because little pumps go a long way. BUY IT OR LEAVE IT ?  I say both because I am still not sure if I should have purchased this one or the other primer for shrinking pores.

Also I have ImageThe Kat Von D tattoo foundation. I purchased this foundation from Sephora for $34. I purchased this foundation because a lot of reviews I seen were just mind blowing & I really want to cover my dark spots until I get rid of them. BUY IT OR LEAVE IT ? BOTH because this foundation is great but I also felt like the person that sold it to me could have given me a lighter shade & because this foundation is dark I can only apply a tiny bit because it goes a long way but the down fall is, it’s not covering my spots to much and if I apply to much I would look like a dark brownie.

NOTE : This line has a variety of colors but I recommend you to ask for help before choosing your color because this foundation has a orange like undertone. Also make sure the person knows what they are talking about when selling something to you.

Next to last is ImageThe Tahitian Monoi anti-aging sugar scrub. I received this in my ipsy January bag. For the regular sized product it retails for $17.99. BUY IT OR LEAVE IT ? I would purchase this product, I use this when I feel like my face is dry & to scrub my lips & my face feels so soft afterwards.

Last I have Image The Miracle worker moisturizer that came in a kit that I purchased from Ulta. This product retails for $60. BUY IT OR LEAVE IT. Leave it, the moisturizer is amazing but I am pretty sure I can find another moisturizer that works for me cheaper than this . The only way I would buy it is if it comes in a Kit.

Well that is all I have tried out for now & I hope you guys found this helpful.

Have a great day

Destane 🙂

Ipsy time !! January 2014

It’s that time of month again !! Once again I wanted to share what I received in my Ipsy bag this month. This year/month theme is “19 reason to make it an amazing new year, a million reasons to be a beautiful new you!”

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First off I would like to say I like the concept of the bag but I wish the bag was done differently. Secondly I like this months bag because they seemed to focus on skin care products & majority of my products are natural.

The first product I received was…

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the proactive mark fading pads. I was actually excited to get them because I have some black marks that I am trying to get rid of & even though I only received enough to sample I am hoping they work because then I may go purchase them. I originally received four but I used one last night.

The second thing I received is…

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a mojito lip balm. I tested this product last night, its a clear lip balm very thick (so you don’t need alot) I woke up this morning & my lips were still moisturized. It has a very light smell & I received the original size.

Third product I received is…

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the Tahitian Monoi anti-aging sugar scrub. Im excited to try this product as well & this is a sample size product.

The fourth product I received is…

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the briogeo deep conditioning mask. Its a sample size & I probably will be trying this after this post. But because I know its not going to be enough for my hair I am going to mix it with my Shea Moisture deep conditioning mask.

The last thing I received is..a beauty product

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called the Elizabeth smooth shadow creamy pencil in the color penny. Which is great because I love gold !

Down below I will list the original price of each of the products:

Proactive Mark fading pads: (Have to purchase the complete kit (3 different ones)

Mojito Lip balm: $12

Tahitian Monoi Anti-aging sugar scrub: $17.99

Briogeo deep conditioning mask: $26.00

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow: $14.99

Hope you guys enjoyed this post

Have a great day.

Destane 🙂

Lets talk makeup…for Beginners !

Hi guys ! Lets jump straight into it, as I stated in my previous post I mentioned to you some of my favorite & affordable makeup websites to purchase beauty products, for people out there being new to makeup.

Today’s post will be about face products & how to know what you are purchasing when it comes to foundation, concealer, highlighters, bronzer, blush & setting powder. I know I am not perfect an yes I do tend to pick up the wrong product but my goal is to make sure that you guys learn from my little mishaps an you try not to do the same. Because I would hate for anyone to waste money.

Lets get started…

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Foundation…when shopping for foundation it can be very stressful !

1. Because some beauty lines carry a very wide line & some carry a very small line.

Also when in some stores they do not have a display for the customers to try out the product meaning matching your skin complexion & that is my biggest issue because sometimes the color that appears on the bottle either can be lighter, darker or just right.

So what I do to try & help me just a little bit with matching my color is go to my handy dandy YOUTUBE ! Yes youtube, what I will do is look up the product that I am seeking to purchase and the name of the color to see who is using it (skin complexion) and how does the product work. Meaning is it heavy or light consistency…is it build-able and how good is the coverage going to be to cover up my acne scars.

Also another thing about going to do your research is sometimes the person will tell you if it is worth buying the product or not & trust me I have saved some money !

The next thing I want to talk about is…

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Concealer…

The great thing about concealer is you want to get shades a color or two lighter then your actual skin complexion because concealer works as a a clean up for your eye brows after filling them in and also a highlighter for under eye dark circles.

So I say buying concealer to me is the easiest of them all just don’t apply to much because you can look more of a ghost rather then brightening up your makeup look.

Following along with the face I will go on to talk about….

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Bronzer…

So bronzer works as a bone enhancer, meaning do you want to contour your cheeks to make your cheek bones appear stronger or do you want to make your nose appear smaller or even give yourself that bronzy glow ? Well my friends bronzer is the way to go. With this you want to go just a shade darker but be careful to not apply so much because you don’t want to look like a scary skeleton lol. I think applying lightly and building up the product is the way to go.

Next to last is…

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Blush…

Blush is pretty simple as well but DO NOT APPLY SO MUCH, unless you have one of those blushes that are not very pigmented and you want a pop of color to your cheeks. Because applying to much can make you look more like a clown (I am just being honest). Mostly when applying blush people tend to just go with what matches their skin so it can look like a natural glow.

Lastly I want to address…

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Setting Powder..

Ok with setting powder they have tons out there, and so far I have only tried a setting powder that comes with the same line of foundation I purchase or the white setting powder that gives the more HD look to your makeup. You need very little setting powder so you don’t over power your look and becoming to cakey.

With all this information I just shared for you beginners please note that you do not have to do every step, you can do just one or two and still look just as great if you were to complete all the steps.

I just wanted to share information with you on the dos & dont’s when it comes to buying or applying each product. If you have not already please check out the previous post before this one.

Thanks & have a great day guys

Destanes 🙂

Mini Walmart Beauty / Skin Care Haul

Thanksgiving is tomorrow & my face still is not clearing up ( I AM VERY IMPATIENT ). While noticing my skin has not been clearing up I started noticing new breakouts but it wasn’t ACNE. It look more like really bad dry skin. After talking to my hubby & watching some youtube videos I came across a lady who was sharing her skin care Routine ( TheChicNatural) <==== Youtube channel.

Long story short she was using every single thing that I use to wash my face with except for the moisturizer. I have witch hazel which isn’t in this haul but after seeing her video I decided to not use anything on my face for a whole week an go back to my old products….

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So as stated in the title this is a beauty and skin care haul & since thanksgiving is tomorrow I do not wanna go anywhere with my face looking crazy. So after my youtube research I came across this brand called Black Radiance

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This foundation was very cheap compared to the other brands I was looking at & at first I was a lil concerned about that but to my knowledge this brand has been out before I was born so after long thoughts in Walmart i decided to go for it (just to cover up some spots).

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Next this is the Pressed powder I picked up so I can make sure the foundation looks more matte & match my skin rather than it look like I have foundation on my face. (Bronze Glow)

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Last for makeup I picked up this concealer and

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this dupe of a beauty blender.

Moving on to skin care which is really the reason I went in Walmart I picked up these old items I use to use starting with

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Clean & Clear foaming facial cleanser. This product never did me wrong & I wish I never had stopped using it but sometimes in order to learn you have to make mistakes. An I know my skin probably wont return to normal quickly but it will be worth the wait especially knowing I never had problems out of this product.

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Also apricot scrub. I never really used this everyday but when I would get a lil breakout or my skin started looking dull I would use this an after one use I would feel & look so refreshed. Also its super cheap.

Last for skin care I wanted to get something to help me exfoliate my skin so I picked up this limited edition Neutrogena Wave

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I don’t know why its limited edition (maybe cause its smaller) but I didn’t care cause it was cheaper then the other wave.

Hope you guys enjoyed this haul I highly recommend these skin care products to you guys. An I will let you guys know what I think of BLACK RADIANCE.

Destane 🙂

Haul : Target & Walmart

So to start my weekend off I did a little shopping for my hair & face an I wanted to share with you guys what I purchased.

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So as you guys know I recently discovered some trouble with my skin involving my face, starting with my cheeks & neck area. After realizing what the problem was I immediately tossed the product in the trash can. For some time now I have been saying I was gonna purchase these products by Alba Botanica when I discovered them in whole foods & Walmart (cheaper) and finally I did.

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This is not the complete set it also comes with a Face & body scrub (which I purchased a while ago), cleansing wipes & face lotion (which Walmart did not have).

This time while purchasing I decided to take my time & read the labels looking for the (NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS) LABEL. Just to put it out there this product DOES NO :

ANIMAL TESTING , ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES, ARTIFICIAL COLORS, SODIUM LAURYL/LAURETH, SULFATE, SODIUM MYRETH, PARABENS, PHTHALATES, OR PETROCHEMICALS.

I pray this line works for my skin because I never had acne problems before and I don’t know how to handle this lol. But I definitely will post my results.

Next for my face I purchased a Woven facial buff

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Moving on to my hair…..

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from the Shea moisture & Edens & body works line I purchased the Coconut & Hibiscus Co-wash conditioner cleanser, Peppermint tea tree conditioner, Coconut shea all natural pudding souffle, & the Shea moisture raw shea butter deep treatment masque with sea kelp & argan oil.

I absolutely love shea moisture products & always leaving my hair soft,moisturized & fluffy.

This will be my first time trying the Eden & body works line so lets hope for great results. Also I am currently letting go of shampoo for a while to see if I am a co-wash girl because I do not like the way my hair feels after using shampoo. Before purchasing the co-wash I was co-washing with my Tresemme Naturals conditioner my hair loves it.

Last for my lips & teeth I purchased some Eos lip balm & floss (VERY IMPORTANT)

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Hope you guys enjoyed my little haul.

Items:

1. Alba Botanica natural acnedot deep pore wash: $7.47

2. Alba Botanica natural deep clean astrigent : $6.97

3. Alba Botanica natural acne gel: $6.97

4. Body benefits woven facial buff: $2.22

5. Shea Moisture coconut & hibiscus co-wash conditioning cleanser : $ 11.99

6. Eden Body works all natural conditioner peppermint tea tree : $ 8.47

7. Eden Body works all natural pudding souffle : $8.47

8. Shea Moisture deep treatment masque : $ 11.99

9. Eos Lip balm : $2.99

10. Floss : $2.00

Destane