Charlotte Russe, Forever21 & Target Haul

So for a while now I have been telling my hubby that I want to get rid of clothes that I don’t wear anymore & clothes that I cannot fit. So yesterday I decided to start with my closet & I got rid of a number of items, of course I had to go do a little shopping afterwards. When arriving to the mall I right away thought it was a bad idea because I was in so much pain. So I picked up a few things while I lasted.

First place I went into was Charlotte Russe. For a while I have not been a fan of Charlotte Russe because my style changes frequently, but one day a while back I spotted some shorts I was interested in….

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These shorts are originally $24.99 & they had a sale, buy one get one for $10.

Next thing I picked up was some jewelry, which is something I do love getting from them. Who can beat 2 for $10.

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I got all four pieces from the 2 for $10, so in all $20

Last but not least from Charlotte Russe I came across some fun casual shoes I can just slide in when I wanna look dressed down.

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These shoes were $12.50

When I got to the register I was informed it was HAPPY HOUR so after my total they took off $15 SWEET 🙂

Next stop was Forever21…I think I prefer shopping online from them

But first thing I got was

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These were 17.80

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$6.80 I purposely got it big.

Last two things I purchased were

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Both were $1.80 each (just some basic tshirts )

Last place I made it in before going home because I couldn’t take it anymore was Target

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$19.99

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$19.99

Last two things I purchased were some more basic tshirts.

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Both were knocked down from $8 to $5 each.

This was everything that I purchased hope you guys enjoy. I will have more fashion hauls, next time I will go shopping when I feel better.

Thanks

Destane 🙂

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Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup

So guys today I wanted to come to you for help ? While checking my emails I came across Walgreens having a 50% off on certain products while checking it out I noticed this product by Revlon called the Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup. Image I never heard nor seen this product, so I was wondering have you guys heard or used this product ? If so comment & tell me your likes or dislikes about it. Of course I am going to go to my handy dandy Youtube but I wanted to come to you guys as well !

Thanks in advance

Destane 🙂

Fun : The Lipstick Tag

Wow once I saw this tag on http://www.forvanityssake.com blog I had to do one & because she mentioned anyone reading it was tagged in it lol, so here goes mine.

Lets begin…

1. How many lipsticks do you own?

Right now I currently own 18 lipsticks after cleaning & getting rid of old and broken ones.

2. What was the first lipstick you owned?

The very first lipstick I ever owned was a Wet N Wild lipstick.

3. What is your favorite lipstick brand?

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Matte collection.

4. What is your most worn lipstick?

For the winter I have been wearing my Rimmel Kate Matte collection in the color Kiss of Life

During the warmer seasons I would always choose between Mac Viva glam Nikki 2 & Rimmel Vintage Pink

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5. What is your favorite finish?

I absolutely love a Matte finish, just because I feel like it last longer & it makes the look more dramatic.

6. What was the last lipstick you bought?

Rimmel Moisture Renew : Vintage Pink

7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?

I have a total of 9 lipsticks in my makeup pouch also including 14 other lip products (Lip crayons & stains, chapsticks,babylips, lip gloss) & 7 lip pencils in another makeup pouch.

Note: Didn’t realize it was so much lol 🙂

8. What is your favorite red lip color?

Rimmel Kate Matte collection in the color Kiss of Life

9. How do you store your lipsticks?

Either in a makeup pouch in my purse or my makeup storage container

10.Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?

Milani Color Statement in the colors:

Nude Creme, Black Cherry, & Plumrose ( Every time I go to purchase it they are sold out of these three colors 😦

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So those were all the questions, I enjoyed this lipstick tag !

I hope you guys enjoy this as well 🙂

Thanks

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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 Natural Hair…..Co-wash day !

So today I wanna talk about what I use for my wash day on my natural hair & my thoughts so far.

Recently I decided to stop using shampoo for a little while because my hair was pretty damaged from the color that I had in my hair & just not really giving my hair the proper care that it needed. While using the shampoo it would make my hair feel even worst my hair would feel so brittle & dry. After doing some research & hearing that the ingredients in shampoo is what they use in laundry detergent I was blown away an decided to convert myself to the co wash life.

These are the products that I went out & purchased since giving up shampoo.

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Shea Moisture co-wash conditioner cleanser : $11.99

So if you can tell the bottle is almost empty which means I can give my honest opinion about this product. Well to start off I love Shea moisture products it leaves my hair feeling natural & the smell is amazing. This product is natural & not tested on animals, if you go check out any of their products everything you need to know is listed on the label.

My thoughts on it was I wish the packaging was different, basically because the product is thick and I have to use so much because I have thick hair & I wanna make sure my hair is clean. I wish it was in a jar rather then the packaging its in now. But until then I probably wont purchase it again because $12 is a lot of money for something I only got to use three times & its already on its last life.

Next is the Edens body works Conditioner : $8.47

This product is thick as well, but unfortunately I do not like this product for me. I had to use so much because I felt like I wasn’t using nothing on my hair at all. The smell was great but I definitely will not purchase it again.

Now these products I am going to show you are my absolutely favorite !

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Aussie Moist Conditioner : $5.37

Omg this product is heaven on earth right here !! I have been rocking with this product since forever now ! I recommend this to EVERYBODY. Come on $5 for this big bottle that will last you for a while, depending on how much you wash your hair. This is like a water based conditioner, it smells great & it makes your process easier to detangle. My hair loves this stuff & I also co-wash with this from time to time & use this as a leave in.

Next..

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Aloe Vera Refreshing Spray : $5 (Cant remember)

I brought this spray from whole foods & I use this after I am done applying my products & I want to seal in the moisture. I love this product because its not oily nor does it weigh my hair down.

Last I am going to share with you two products that I hear people are ranting & raving about all the time & I decided to go purchase it. I have not used either one yet so the only thing I can really say is they have a great smell 🙂

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As I Am coconut co-wash : $7.99

So far it seems to be a water based co-wash just from looking at it, & my hair tends to love water based products

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Argan Oil Luxurious Conditioner: $5.99

this product seem very heavy , but I heard great things about it & on the back I read that it will restore moisture & help with dry, brittle & cracked ends.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post & you can find these products at Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens pretty much anywhere

Have a great day guys

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.

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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 🙂

New to makeup ? Need help ?

Happy New Year guys, hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas & overall new year. This blog post is inspired by my sister, who wants to start wearing makeup but at the time didn’t know what to buy or where to even start. So briefly I just wanted to share with you some websites that I feel have affordable products yet great products as well.

So are you new to the makeup world & just don’t know where to start at starting from the brushes all the way down to the foundation & concealer ?

Well I am here to help you..

As for me when I started off I was only wearing eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara & lip gloss. But then just recently I had a drastic change with my skin & started to wear foundation and did not know where to start at.

Lets get started..

Rule number 1 DO NOT SLEEP on your local beauty supply stores or drug store brand products. You do not have to go all out & spend lots of money on brushes, eye shadow, mascara, foundation or concealer.

With that being said I purchased my first brush belt off Amazon.com I received a 32 piece brush belt set & paid $15.00 a STEAL I know, but please note that you get what you pay for. With that being said I love all of my eye brushes that came with the belt but I did not like any of my face brushes because the quality was different. But I didn’t get upset because I only paid $15.00. Also they have more then enough different choices of brush sets you can purchase so don’t worry.

Also ELF.COM has amazing quality brushes for only $3.00. Also they have amazing products as well, at least the ones I tried. Its not an expensive website at all the most their products cost is $15.00.

Another great website to try is BH COSMETICS.  Love, love, love their products & very affordable also. Let me also add THEY HAVE SALES JUST ABOUT EVERYDAY ! For fantastic steals !

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These pallets usually are around $11 each but with an amazing sale they had I paid $14 for both the concealer & blush pallet !

Moving on to foundation & concealer…so far I am still on the hunt for what works for my skin but as of now I am enjoying my L.A Colors foundation in the color cocoa & my foundation by black Radiance in the color Mocha Honey, and also my concealer by L.A girls in the color Toffee. Did I mention cheap.

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As far as pricing goes it depends on where you get if from.

The concealer was $3.99 & the foundation was $4.99

Just to summarize you on the information I gave you so far, if you are new to wearing makeup start off with the lower end products just until you feel comfortable with what you are doing instead of spending tons of money on makeup & you don’t like it then you just wasted tons of money.

If there is anything else you would like to know feel free to ask & hopefully I can help you.

Websites:

http://www.bhcosmetics.com

http://www.eyeslipsface.com

http://www.amazon.com/beauty

Have a great day

Destane 🙂

End of the year December’s Ipsy Glam bag !!

Yes the end of the year ! An my Ipsy glam bag has arrived..in my opinion I started thinking and was wondering how come we received an extra item in the last glam bag an not this one. I thought it would only make sense (in my mind a Christmas present)..but that was just my opinion..so here are the items I received..

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Image For my lips I received a be a bombshell stick in the color flustered, my opinion this color was not for me but overall the color comes out very clear and creamy.

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Next for my lips I received The big lip pencil in the color Red Rose an I love how the color looks when I swatched it on my hand so hopefully I will love it on my lips !

ImageFor my nails I received this nail polish by Nickak NewYork, im not sure what the name of the color is but I was not pleased only because for my skin tone this color would not compliment me well.

ImageFor my eyes I received these gorgeous color by Pop called Naturally Bare, oh my god the swatches came out so clear and pretty I cant wait to complete a eye look with these natural colors !

ImageLast I received these Andrea strip lashes, my first pair of lashes ! I cannot wait to try these out (maybe for Christmas)

So I just wanted to share my goodies with you an my thoughts on it so far, hope you enjoyed !

Destane 🙂

Note: Also if you want to sign up just check out http://www.ipsy.com it’s only $10 a month !