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Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

HOW TO: Dark and Lovely Fade Resistant Permanent Color| Before + After

May 13, 2014
Many ladies love switching up their style, the same way they probably do their wardrobe. I recently colored my younger sisters' hair again for a third time. This time, using Dark and Lovely Fade Resistant Permanent Color in #379 Golden Bronze.

how to dark and lovely fade resistant color

For those of you, natural or relaxed, and want to see how this DIY at home brand works on hair, read on to check out the before and after of this product. Note that my sister is predominately relaxed but her new darker new-growth is 100% virgin natural.

MILK ON YOUR FACE! Skinue Skincare Review + Freebie

April 26, 2014
There is nothing more that I love than all things style and beauty right now aside from the wonderful things happening in my life. You all may know by now that I LOVE to care for my skin and I try out a lot of products ...just in case I grow tired of something routine. As a blogger, I come across some amazing people and products. I was recently contacted by the good folks over at Skinue.

skinue skincare review

I'm sure you may have seen skincare products with ingredients like argan oil and goat milk but what about camel's milk? If only I could go back in time and gain some beauty secrets from the Queen of the Nile, the power of camel's milk just may be apart of those secrets. Though I feel lucky not to have such significant problem skin, I still get the occasional breakout every now and again. 

My Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Collection Swatches + VIDEO

March 31, 2014

sally hansen xtreme wear collection swatches

First off, let me just say that my birthday was pretty nice. I didn't do much but relax. No worries, I'll more than likely be doing something for it later this week. Anywho, I'm already enjoying the Spring outdoors, (meaning watching from indoors for me). Check out my Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear collection along with swatches.


Sally Hansen nail polishes are ALWAYS my go-to favorites in every passing season. 

What's In My Bag | March 2014 +VIDEO

March 20, 2014

whats in my bag 2014

Today is the first day of Spring and I can't say that I'm super excited about it (due to bugs and pollen) but my birthday is next week and I can finally start getting my wardrobe together. Maxi dresses here I come! What better way to bring in the Spring than with a fabulous new bag? I'll be sharing what's in my bag on a daily basis. All the go-to's and such that I can't seem to be without. 

DIY Gel Manicure Spring Series Pt.3| I Mint Chevron Nails

March 6, 2014


diy gel manicure mint chevron nails

Spring is approaching and I'm looking forward to it for many reasons. For one, I'll be another year older this month, which is a personal gratitude for me without all the bells and whistles. Since I didn't post in this series for the Winter season, I wanted to come back strong for Spring instead. It's obvious that chevron nails have been pretty hot lately. I decided to create this DIY mint chevron manicure for all of my nail art lovers. Check it out...

ELF Cosmetics Haul | End of WInter 2013-14

February 18, 2014

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great bringing in of the New Year and making things happen up until now!! I'm back to share some cool stuff with you. This time, none other than a fun haul I was able to do. An awesome ELF cosmetics haul, also known as the EyesLipsFace Haul!




Now it's been quite a few months since I last gave myself a retail therapy/beauty fix in purchases. So you can imagine my excitement when I drove my eyes over to the ELF cosmetics website to indulge in some great deals. Prices reflected below are not what I paid. I used the 50% off deal for the items and also got free and fast shipping! So over $60 in products for $30! STEAL!

2014 A New Year Holiday Gift Guide

January 5, 2014

2014 new years gift guilde
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! I'm so excited for what this year will bring, remove, and improve. I hope you are as well. I wanted to do something just a little different from the typical "holiday gift guide" tradition. Why not share a few cool things to get your fabulous loved ones a boost to end their first week of 2014 on the good foot?

Enjoy these products that will make any woman smile and appreciate you even more! 

A Product Love Story| Acid and the Beast

December 18, 2013
Hello my favorite people of the web. Yes, I know I've been missing in action but all for a great reason. If you noticed, the blog underwent a mini-update so new logo, continuous color, and a bit of organization. I hope you like it. It's still not perfected to my liking though. I'm also making several changes and plans with my freelance design business. 
ageless derma glycolic cleanser
Image Credit: Matthew Woodward

Any who, I wanted to share a special skincare product with you that I have been using and loving for over a month now. Its the natural, anti-aging Ageless Derma Glycolic Facial Cleanser. This stuff has been a life saver for me. Some of you may even be wondering why I even need a cleanser made for anti-aging skin. In my opinion, why not start caring for youthful skin now for the mature future? You may recall my review on this company's satin lip gloss, which is also a nice product. 

Mirror Check| How To Stop Negative Thoughts About Your Body [GUEST POST]

November 20, 2013
how to stop negative thoughts about your body


We've all been there before. You know, having negative thoughts about our body. Even I know the feeling of wanting to look a certain way physically. The things we do to please the eyes of "others" because society tells us what is beautiful and what is not. There just comes a time where you have to fully accept you as you are. We all aren't meant to be that thick and bootylicious model or that slim and super fit lady next door. 

Sometimes.... you just have to come to terms with loving who you were intended to be. If you're not happy with something, FIX IT because YOU want to make the change. Don't ever alter yourself for the sake of others or to conform to the non-standards given off by society. 

My guest contributor today, Melanie, sheds light on her own personal experience with body image. She also shares how she overcame those insecurities. 

DIY Gel Manicure Fall Series Pt.2| Halloween & Pink Boobies For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 28, 2013
diy gel manicure halloween breast cancer awareness


Ay dios mio! Well, I'm back for part two of my first end of the year diy gel manicure series. Since the month of October celebrates not only a festive occasion for trick or treaters, but it also highlights the importance of breast cancer awareness month. Keep your boobies in check ladies!! With the past week being in cahoots and this post being a week late, thanks to my random outbreak of irritating hand eczema, I managed to keep this ball rolling. 

Want to know how I achieved this look? Nice way to pay homage to two events without going overboard right? lol

Something About This Perfectly Posh Stripper In My ....Stache?

October 19, 2013
Hey lovies! You're probably wondering, "What the heck is a stache?" lol.. it's meant to be pronounced as "Stash". You know like "mustache". That being anything I enjoy sharing with others, of course! Anywho.... before I get into detail about this stripper though... 

perfectly posh stripper giveaway


I thought I'd share a little something and someone special!

DIY Gel Manicure Fall Series Pt.1| Smoky Brown Beauté

October 2, 2013

Hey you lovely people! I'm excited about the month of October. Why? This month I plan to share my very first blog series with you on none other than beautiful gel manicures. The DIY Gel Manicure series will share some of my favorite polish colors for Fall weather as well as some beautiful nail art here and there. You're sure to love it! Check out part one below: Smoky Brown Beauté Gel Manicure




Dr. Zizmor Natural Skincare Giveaway | WIN IT! [CLOSED]

September 6, 2013
Updated ** 09/26/2013**

Dr. Zizmor Natural Skincare Giveaway



Hey ladies and gents! I'm back to share with you some awesome information regarding a natural skincare giveaway I'm sure many of you may like to be apart of. I was invited to share this so I figured ...hey, why not?! I love skincare products! 

We all want healthy and vibrant skin, a clearer complexion, and to keep the signs of aging at bay. Every year women spend hundreds of dollars on finding the right skincare products. Today we want to share with you the skincare products available exclusively from Doctor Zizmor, an expert in cosmetic dermatology.

Ageless Derma Satin Lip Gloss Review

August 29, 2013
***Disclaimer: All opinions of this product are my own. I did not receive any monetary compensation to review this product but instead given the product to try out and give my honest feedback.***
Photo Credit: Google

Hello beauties!!! 


To all of you lip makeup lovers, this is just for you. I was contacted by a representative of a company known as Ageless Derma to review a product of theirs recently. I received the Ageless Derma Satin Lip Gloss in Smokey Violet in the mail just a few weeks ago so this post is well overdue. It's life, you know? I had never heard of the company so for the sake of this post and my curiosity, I wanted to give them a good ol' looking up. 

"Ageless Derma, the innovative leader in the anti-aging skincare industry. Based out of Anaheim, California, Ageless Derma offers a comprehensive skincare line designed to diminish wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots, and improve elasticity and firmness of the skin. Known for

BLESSHOE DARLING| Fashionable Shoe Haul For Fall & Winter

August 14, 2013


Oh my, it has been quite a while since my last online shopping haul. You're in for a treat with this one. I have four pairs of beauties to share in this fashionable shoe haul. To celebrate my accomplishments this past year, I decided to reward myself with some retail therapy in the shoe department. It's literally been over a year since I last purchased a pair of heels. A world record in my book. 

I hope you love pictures because I do. I wanted to give good detail of my purchases so if you decide you want to add these babies to your shoe closet, then shoot for it and know exactly what you're getting. I am SO ready for the Fall and Winter seasons. Here in Georgia, it seems as if we won't feel the real cold weather until January 2014... BOO! 


Welp. Let's get into it! 

Vibrant Colors | 9 Bold Lip Colors for Women of Color + VIDEO

July 27, 2013
Hey again everyone! It's been a long time coming but this post is for all my bold lipstick-wearing ladies. I often get tons of compliments and questions regarding the lip colors that I tend to rock quite often. I'm a big lipstick lover. I will say that all the colors I share below may not be for everyone. If you're someone that loves to stand out and express a lot more than just a pretty face, these 9 bold lip colors for women of color will be just for you! 

There use to be some taboo stigma to wearing super bright and bold colors on your lips. Most often black women would simply stick to neutrals and reds. Even red would send some ladies running for the mountains. Fashion and beauty is changing so rapidly that it's had to keep up sometimes. A woman can truly shine and speak without a word just by the color on her lips. Did you know colors have psychological meanings? Yep. It's not just serving design and interior decorating purposes. Lipsticks for women of color can range from bold hues of blue to deep shades of red. Talk about instant fun! 

Spring Fever VoxBox | 2013 Influenster Products

June 17, 2013


spring fever voxBox
In the mini-Influenster series I've been doing lately, you'll get the 411 on all the awesome products I've had the opportunity to test out and enjoy. 

You may have already checked out the Palmolive Soft Touch Voxbox Review and video I did and this time, it's all about SPRING in the Spring Fever Voxbox!!! In this post I will be going into some detail about the products given inside. Oh, how I love them all!

 If you're not familiar with Influenster, you should be! Especially if you're a blogging social media junkie like myself. Let's get into it! 

*** Note: Influenster is not a monthly subscription service and you don't/can't pay to get voxboxes from them. It's an invite-only community. When accepted, you join and unlock "badges".

Compulsive Polish Lover| Broadway Nails imPRESS Press On Manicure Review

June 9, 2013

broadway nails imPRESS press on manicure

Whew! It's been a while since I shared some nail love on here. So I was given the opportunity to test out and review a set of Broadway Nails Impress Press On Manicure product. Let me first give a disclaimer before digging into my review. I do not have children and throughout my day I'm mostly at my laptop, typing up a storm. The only time water or lotion hits my hands is when I shower and wash my hands. Basically, my day is wear/tear-free from hard labor. 

Now, onto the information you're wanting to know about the Broadway Nails Impress Press On ManicureI haven't worn press on nails in FOREVER. I can remember trying them when I was a kid for the fun of it. Since I didn't know any better then, I thought they were cool up until I got deep into my love for nails and color. Thus, acrylic and Youtube came into my life. 

Mayvenn Hair Beauty Supply | All About Her-ir Bizness!

June 1, 2013
Hey lovers! So I came across something I believed you would love. More so if you're a chameleon like me and change your hair style up quite often. Mayvenn Hair Beauty Supply is a new, and thriving online beauty supply store for women of color.


Looks like I have a new best hairfriend. 

If you don't know by now, the African American hair care product industry is a $9 Billion a year market where consumers spend 3 times more than any other demographic in the U.S. There are 95% of African American hair salons that do not have a retail component to their business. Products are currently purchased at local beauty supply stores by majority of women seeking a new "do".

Fysiko EyeLash Growth Serum

May 11, 2013
Hey you beauty lovers! If you don't know already, I absolutely love all things
fysiko eyelash growth serum
pertaining to healthy hair. This includes my lashes as well (using Fysiko EyeLash Growth Serum), more on that in a minute. I know of many ladies who would love to have those long, full lashes apart of their natural beauty. Of course, with many of us, we opt for the fullness and illusion with use of fake lashes. They have pros and cons. More cons if you don't apply or remove them correctly. 

You may be familiar with products called Latisse and Revitalash serum that help treat hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes).