Morphe: Bossing up your makeup routine on a budget!!

word pressLet me just leave this here for you! First off all let me start by saying if you have NOT tried a Morphe product yet ya need to get ya butt to your nearest Ulta and pick one up!! I’m not kidding!! I paid $25 for this palette and it was worth every dern penny!!! The pictures don’t do any justice but this entire palette which is the Boss Mood 35M palette is full of HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT!!! YASSS GIRL!!!! As you may tell right now this is going to be a 5 STAR  review because I don’t anything bad to say!!

So starting out the palette comes in a black box enclosed in bubble wrap to ensure your product doesn’t get broken!! HELLO why hasn’t any other cosmetic brand thought of this?!?!? How many of us have bought a palette from the store (or online) got it home and were all geeked up to try it on and you find out its cracked. Que the cuss words ladies and gents!! So this was a big plus in my book! Anyways on with the review…  Getting to the actual palette the case is made of metal holding 35 BEAUTIFUL colours!!Looking a the pictures of Morphe gives you a clear plastic sheet over the shadows telling you what the colours are!!! I put mine in the lid so when I open it (like a laptop) I can see all of the names super easy!!!

This Boss Mood 35M palette gives you an array of colours ranging from earthy neutrals to your pretty peachy pinks and seductive reds with a pop of bold purples and blacks. This palette was love at first sight for me as I have hazel eyes and neutral hues make my eyes pop but I love a good smoky eye at the same time!!! I swatched all of the colours one arm all shimmers and the other all mattes. The shadows are very creamy and go on super smooth (even without primer). When swatching I felt like every single colour was beautiful and highly pigmented. The shimmers are def my favorite in this palette because they are so bright and sparkly. To give you an idea I am sitting here rotating my wrist watching the shimmers sparkle like diamonds on my hand!!!

I truly feel that this palette is better in quality than a lot of the higher-end makeup brands and could definitely cost double even triple the $25 price tag! I recommend this palette to everyone who is looking for a multi-look palette and are on a budget! So if you have read this far take your butt on over to your nearest Ulta or go online a pick up yours!! Oh and please please please leave a comment if you have tried this palette or any of Morphe’s others and tell me your thoughts.

Happy New Year everyone this will be my last post for 2018! See you next year!!!

XOXO bk

PÜR™ life of the party

So first off I hope everyone made off with lots of deals on Black Friday!! I my self did! I was at Ulta searching for some new mascaras I haven’t tried before and especially the ones that were $10 bucks!! Cant beat a good deal on high end beauty products!! Can you say a girls best friend!!! So anyways by the time I got to Ulta they were all sold out of EVERY $10 buck chuck mascara (screaming profanities in my head for not waking up when I said I was going to!!!) Ha well the joke wasn’t on me this time because I fell upon the life of the party at Ulta! PUR’s life of the party ‘Sweet 16’ Collection! In honor of PUR’s 16 years of business they put together this sweet collection of full size products including its best selling Fully Charged Mascara!!! In my head my inner goddess is doing a provocative happy dance because we just got 3 full size products and some bombshell lashes for under $30!!

Upon getting this sweet deal home I couldn’t wait to try these new products because I have NEVER tried any PUR products before. As a matter of fact I don’t really know much about the brand besides they make Cruelty Free and natural products… Anyways getting to the good part!! It comes in a pretty designed black and white box with a picture of the products on the front, 2 pictures of women modeling the mascara and eyelashes on the back with a back story of PUR and the products. Inside the 4 products come wrapped in white tissue paper with the PUR label in black.

The first product I tried was PUR’s On Point Liquid Liner. It comes in a long slender tube with a chrome top applicator and black base that holds the product. I really enjoyed using this product because I believe they put a lot of effort into designing the applicator for easy use when applying the liner. The top makes up 2/3 of the tube giving you a lot of area to hold to find the best angle for application. The applicator is a long felt-tip point designed to apply product in small short strokes. The product itself is a rich creamy black (matte black when dry) that goes on smooth and precise giving you the perfect “cat-eye”! When dry this liner is stay proof and when I say stay proof I mean as I’m writing this review I put some on my hand and rubbed it pulled the skin and it DID NOT BUDGE!!!!! No flaking no creasing no nothing but PUR perfection!!! I love EVERYTHING about this product EXCEPT the fact its finish is matte as I’m more of a shiny bling type LOL!!

Second product and third products I tried were PUR’s cruelty-free faux PRO eyelashes and the cruelty-free lash adhesive. The adhesive comes in a small cylinder tubing with a clear bottom and chrome top with applicator. The adhesive it self is good quality and holds very nicely. The adhesive goes on really smooth and evenly when applying to the lashes. The directions say to wait 30 seconds till the glue is tacky before applying the lashes. When I initially used the adhesive as I didn’t have high expectations for it but to my surprise it held amazingly well. I didn’t have to reapply my lashes or touch up the inner or outer corner because they came un-glued. The these falsies take volume to a bombshell level with a beautiful multi-dimensional look! The faux Pro eyelashes are not pre-cut so you need to measure and cut before applying. I have provided you a link for a “do’s and don’ts” video on trimming and applying lashes that I think will be really beneficial especially for newbies. The lashes have a soft fluffy feel and a natural look with a splash of I’m ready to take over the world! My fav set yet! “Breyonce” my inner goddess showed her self as soon as I applied them!!

The fourth and last but not least product I tried was the Fully charged Mascara. On the box PUR claims their best selling Fully Charged Mascara “lengthens lashes to the max” which is what every girl wants right?!? When you open the tube of mascara it comes with a “fluffy applicator attached to the top of the tube. The mascara it self is a creamy formula and goes on smooth. I especially liked it because it gave a curl to my lashes without me having to use a lash curler. It is a buildable formula but be careful because there is such thing as too much LOL!! I noticed that after 2 coats it started to get clumpy but I was able to separate my lashes with a lash comb with out a lot of flaking. I wore it all day Saturday and without having to touch up or fix my foundation due to flaking. Overall this is a great mascara.

In my opinion PUR did a great job curating this collection. Great products and an even greater price! 5 STARS PUR!!

XOXO bKate

Links are in the comments for the “how to” video and where to purchase this collection

Calling me back!!

So as many of you know and have seen I have been absent for a LONG ASS TIME.. Pardon my French but its the truth. I have been through a lot in the past year and some of it has been not so good (but for the best). I believe in a higher power and that is why I am writing the post here this very moment. Each word I type its almost like something is moving my fingers stroke after stroke on my laptop keyboard. I have always and will always be in the business of helping people and also dreaming about makeup… I am a very indecisive person which I must say is kind of a downfall, but needless to say each day I move closer and closer to my true calling (even if I really don’t know what that is yet HELLO and THANK you to my inner guidance and intuition!!!) This blog has truly been the only thing that I can think of that I actually am passionate about that thing that wakes you up in the middle of the night, that thing that keeps your brain spinning with ideas, that thing you can see your self building into an empire (shout out to my idol Carli Bybel!!) So as I put the puzzle pieces of my life together I know for sure that I love any and all things beauty and I really love to write from the heart. It fills me to the brim with happiness and brings me a great amount of joy to think that even if one person reads this and learns something from it or I put a smile on their face IM SOLD!! END OF STORY!! I am so grateful to be able to envision this and bring it to life, so for that I say thank you and ask that you to spread the word!! Beauty By BK is officially here to stay!!

xoxo BKate

I’m back and ready to roll!!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you haven’t missed me to much during my little sabbatical LOL… I took some time off worked on my self and my business, and now I’m ready to hit the ground running!!!So for those of you who don’t know I am an independent presenter with Younique. I absolutely 110% love my business and the products that I market.. I am going to be integrating my business into my blog.. So over the next couple of months or so you are going to see some changes!!! WOO HOO!!! Over time you will see me add products for purchase from my website and you will also want to be on the look out for FREEBIES!! I’m going to go ahead and add my link to Lashes And Pouts Boutique for you guys to take a looksee!! I’m so grateful and blessed to be on this journey and have all of you be apart of it!!

XOXO bk

#PickYourPerfectPout

perfect pout quizLadies your gonna want to pucker up for this one according to Dailymail.co.uk that perfect pout of yours is the first thing a man looks at so you want to def make sure your taking care of it!!! But really when your looking for that perfect (insert your fav lip/stick, gloss, chapstick etc.) what is essential to you? Extra oomph to give your pout that plump effect!? Hydration!? SPF for sun protection!? That perfect color that completes your look!? .. So what if you want all of it! Ever heard the lady at the cosmetic counter tell you “you can’t have your cake and eat it too baby..” I am the type that loves a natural look to my pout; something subtle with some color. I don’t like lip gloss that much (too sticky for me), chapstick has that petroleum jelly feel to it (cross that off the list), and lipstick doesn’t have enough moisture to it so it leaves my lips looking like a speckled wall from the 90’s if my lips are chapped!!! COME ON that really leaves me with jack….

Well your makeup guru is here to save your day!! I’ve found the product that gives you it all!! .. WHAT!? Do that double take and read what I just said again, because you read right!!

There is a company based in my future home Los Angeles California that has put in a LOT of time, heart, soul, energy, you name it LOL they have put it in to their work to bring you this truly AMAZING product. Can I get a round of applause for Kaplan MD ladies!!!! May I have the pleasure of introducing to you PERFECT POUT LIPSTICK! “Luxuriously smooth, rich lip colour combined with extraordinary lip plumping technology, Perfect Pout Lipstick moisturized, repairs, adds natural fullness and protects with SPF 30 sunscreen – ALL IN ONE!” -Kaplan MD.

Perfect Pout Lipstick is made up for 22 certified organic extracts to give you soothing, healing and nourishing benefits. Maxi-Lip® is a “patented trip-peptide” that assists with reviving the natural fullness and contour of your lip line. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres® are “dehydrated spheres” are “micro-injected” directly into the tissues of your pout amplifying the moisture and noticeably decreasing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Beeswax and Candelilla Wax secure moisture directly into your pout for a soft and protected feel. These key ingredients make this lipstick a game-changer for that perfect pout of yours!!! BONUS: it also contains SPF 30 sunscreen to protect your pout from harmful UV rays!!!

Dr. Kaplan did a truly amazing job creating Perfect Pout Lipsticks. You can tell some true heart and soul went into every detail when creating this product. I recommend this to anyone and everyone. The first time I tried Perfect Pout Lipstick on my pout was actually very dry so I was hesitant, but O. M. G. by the time the first application wore off my pout was “as smooth as a babies bottom!!” I loved the way my pout looked fuller, as I naturally have a small upper lip (which I h***). My pout felt healthier and lighter like every other product I was used to wearing weighed my pout down making it feel heavy. It goes on super smooth and smells amazing!! I think it smells like eucalyptus. You also don’t have to worry about the top falling off and breaking the lipstick in your purse or it twisting all the way up and smooshing the lipstick into the top because you know that’s happened to you before!! The container housing the lipstick is all one piece!! All you have to do is twist the bottom of the tube and the top pops up and that beautiful Perfect Pout Lipstick comes out!! Its almost like watching a model walk out on to the runway! I honestly do not have one bad thing to say about this product. You must try this at least once!!!

 

Perfect Pout Lipstick comes in six different colours named after LA’s most iconic streets. You can take the quiz above and #FindYourPerfectPout!!

Roxbury is a clear delicate pearlescent colour. This one is a tribute to Dr. Kaplans Dermatology Clinic in Beverly Hills CA. A big thank you to Dr. Kaplan for this AMAZING LIPSTICK!!!!!

Santa Monica is a subtle relaxed pink toned colour. Inspired by  Santa Monica Blvd’s  “beachy” eclectic feel. The infamous street in Sheryl Crow’s hit song “All I Wanna Do”. I loved this song in junior high! I was def grew up in the 90’s!

Beverly is a warm pink colour with some brown undertones. This is a classic color influenced by the infamous Beverly Blvd, the ultimate shopping destination if your looking for fashion! This is one of the main streets of LA, def good if your into star watching ;)!!

Melrose is a cool toned”mauvey” (yes I meant to add the y) colour with a hint of plum. Influenced by Melrose Ave’s eclectic fashion energy that spews into LA! If you are fashion guru this is the place to go!!

Hollywood is an elegant attractive colour warm “brick red” a hint of brown undertone. This the colour I personally chose and its a perfect everyday colour you can add to any look! Inspired by the infamous Hollywood Blvd home of the stars walk of fame. SHOUTOUT to Lisa Vanderpump you are my icon!!!!

Rodeo is a rich refreshing burgundy color. Inspired by Rodeo Drive home of the “ultra-luxurious” boutiques, and storefronts. A must see tourist destination especially if your a Pretty Woman fan!!! 😉

KAPLAN MD Skincare
You can receive FREE SHIPPING with my code: PERFECTPOUT when you click the picture above that will take you right to the product!! #win I did all the work for you so you don’t have to search for a thing!!!

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BKxx

 

 

 

Truly a Dreamy Clean!!!

So these days my Facebook is filled with the whose who of network marketing. If you need makeup I gotta a person (or 10), if you need weight loss supplements, candles, clothes, jewelry etc. I got someone! The other day I ran into a friend at work who just started marketing Limelight By Alcone.Now to tell you the truth I stick to my skincare/makeup friends at Ulta or Sephora for my product needs, but she was persistent and told me “YOU HAVE GOT TO TRY THIS SKINCARE LINE”!!! Now its not hard for me to say no when I here FREE SAMPLES, 100% ALL NATURAL (truly all natural yes.. the ingredients are on the front of the packet..) and then she shoves them in my hands LOL.. So… Here I am writing this review for the world to read and I must say this skincare line will be sitting on my sink when it comes in the mail (which I really can’t wait)!!!

So to start off this cleansers name says it all.. DREAM CLEAN and that’s exactly what it is… These are the ingredients straight from the LimeLight by Alcone Website. “Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, cocoglucoside, sodium cocoyl glutamate, glycerin, sodium lauroyl lactylate, Sapindus mukurossi (soapberry) fruit extract, Oryza sativa (rice) seed extract, Spirulina platensis (algae) extract, Camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract, PCA glyceryl oleate, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil, Rosa damascena (rose) flower oil, Anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile) flower oil, Cymbopogon martinii (palmarosa) leaf oil, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil, caprylyl/capryl wheat bran/straw glycosides, fusel wheat bran/straw glycosides, polyglyceryl-5 oleate, glyceryl caprylate, sclerotium gum, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate. Bold denotes Certified Ingredients from Organic Farming ”

Now the two main ingredients that make this cleanser so dreamy are right on the front of the packet.. Aloe and Soapberry.. According to dailynaturalremedies.com Aloe vera contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals that are extremely beneficial for your skin including vitamins A,B1,B2,B3,B6,C,&E; as well as some minerals including calcium, iron, manganese, sodium, selenium and many more. I don’t know about you but Aloe is definitely a product that I want as a part of my skincare regimen. The other main ingredient in Dream Clean is Soapberry otherwise known as Soap Nuts which are a dried fruit that come from a tree known as Sapindus mukorossi. According to www.envirohealthtech.com this tree is indigenous to Nepal, India and Indonesia. This amazing tree dates back all the way to Buddha and Ayurveda the ancient form of healing and framework for India. According to Green Frog Botanics the skin of the fruit contains Saponin, a surfactant that breaks down dirt, grease and other toxins that can get underneath your skin ;)!

So… with that biology/history lesson I leave you with Limelight By Alcone’s Dream Clean Cleanser. This cleanser is AMAZING.. After reading above how the ingredients works you can understand when I say this cleanser leaves your face feeling fresh and clean!! I absolutely LOVE the fruity smell you encounter when you open the package; a fresh perfect for summer fruity smell. Dream Clean is perfect for people who have oily skin and acne. When washing your face use upward circular motions to get the best clean.. (Tip from me I use my Clarisonic Mia and get EXTRA CLEAN!!! For a look at more of your skincare and beauty needs CLICK ME!!!!

XOXO bk

Amazing Lashes xx

20170709_190047So as a part of being a blogprenuer and makeup/beauty lover I get to try new and awesome things to share with you! FOREVER I have wanted to get lash extensions! I love the way my lashes look when they are full long and lush!! I mean really, what woman doesn’t?!?! I am blessed to live in the wonderful area of Brier Creek in the lovely city of Raleigh, NC where there is this amazing little studio in the heart of everything call Amazing Lash Studio. Funny coincidence before I decided to write this article or even go to Amazing Lash I was triaging a patient who had these beautiful “to die for” lashes and I couldn’t help but ask her where she got them done…”Amazing Lash Studio in Brier Creek! They are awesome and relatively inexpensive for lash extensions” Later that night I went home did my research and SOLD! I made my appointment!! I had the pleasure of interviewing Jazzaray my amazing lash stylist; She gave me the all you need to know about Amazing Lash Studio and why they are at the top of the lash game!

Q: What makes Amazing Lash Studio different that other salons that offer the same service?

A: “Amazing Lash different is we are done for speed. Ares are a preset formula design to work with every ones eye shape and were designed to do it in under two hours. If you were to go to a privately owned studio or an independent contractor they can take up to four hours for a set. We also use individual extensions instead of clusters or strips”

Q: How is the pricing of lash extensions different from other studios?

A: “Our introductory price of $79.99 is literally the lowest I have ever seen! Private contractors can charge anywhere from $250 to $340 for a full set. We have the membership program also which makes it even more affordable.”

Q: Are there other Amazing Lash Studio’s?

A: “Amazing Lash in nationwide, were not in every state yet but were getting close!”

Q: What are the DO’S and DONT’S for lash extensions?

A: “You want to make sure you keep them washed and brushed; that’s the number one thing I tell people. If you don’t wash them they’re not going to last that long because there going to get build up on them and they’re going to get heavy and fall off. Also by not washing them you can get lash mites that you definitely don’t want! You want to keep them brushed because if you don’t they’re going to get clumped and they’re going to pull at your natural lashes and when they’re ready to come off they will take your natural lashes with them. You want to keep them washed twice daily and brushed at least twice a day.”

Q: What makes the extension adhere your natural lashes?

A: “We use a medical grade adhesive.”

Q: Is the practice of getting lash extensions regularly safe?

A: ” The individual extensions are made to come out with your natural lashes so they don’t cause damage unless they are applied incorrectly or you don’t take care of them.”

Q: What do you use to wash your lashes with?

A: “We recommend you use a foaming antibacterial soap, we always recommend our cleanser but you can use Dial foaming hand soap, but you have to be careful not to get it in your eyes.”

Q: What do you use to brush your lashes?

A: “Best thing to use is our mascara wand!  That’s another great thing about Amazing Lash Studio is that we make all of the care products you need to take care of your lash extensions.”

Q: How often do you need to get your lashes filled?

A: “You want to come every two weeks, with out maintenance your lashes will last two to four weeks. With maintenance they are going to last significantly longer so that’s why we recommend filling them every two weeks. This is due to the natural growth cycle of your lashes.

Q: Are there different types of lash extensions?

A: “Lashes are generally produced in a specific style. Here we use .15cc and .20cc curl lashes. There are a range of different materials. Here we use a synthetic mink. Generally depending on you go to you will find genuine mink or synthetic mink.

Q: What is the number one thing people say about getting lash extensions?

A: “They love the idea about not having to wear mascara!”

Jazzaray says “The great thing about lash extension is you can still wear mascara if you want to go for a dramatic look or still want to wear mascara. You just have to make sure to use a water based mascara, DO NOT USE WATER PROOF because oil will break down the lash adhesive and you have to use a oil based product to remove water proof mascara.”

Q: What’s the difference between lash extensions and faux lashes?

A: “Faux lashes are premade strips or clusters usually. They’re not tailored to your eye, and they’re pretty much made for quick use. You can’t really keep them on for days at a time, you have to constantly keep applying them. They also don’t look very natural, they look very fake. Lash extensions are exactly what they sound like, extension to your eyelash. So we only apply to lashes that you have we don’t make up lashes on your face. They look exactly like your own lashes but BETTER!”

Q: What made you want to work at Amazing Lash?

A: ” Its a very lucrative business, I really wanted to learn about the individual extensions. I went to school at Aveda and we didn’t learn how to apply individual lashes we did cluster lash extensions and strip lash extensions. So coming out of school to learn this I would have had to take a class, but here at Amazing Lash you get the training built in and you get a six month work contract to start.”

Q: How long does it take the glue to dry?

A: “It takes fort-eight hours for the glue to completely dry so we don’t want you to wash your lashes until after those forty-eight hours are up.”

 

Tips for when you have lash extensions

Try to stay away from oil based products

Wash and brush your lashes 2x daily to keep them in good condition

Use a water based mascara to add some extra drama to your lashes

XOXO beauties ❤❤

 

 

 

Allure Readers Choice Awards Top Makeup of 2017

Okay so I live by the Allure magazine, and when I first started showing interest in makeup I turned to Allure to give me the tips and inspiration I needed to look amazing! If your just getting started in the world of makeup this is going to be a MUST READ for you.. 

Lipstick: E.L.F Moisturizing Lipstick in Velvet Rope; a very bold choice I may add to give the perfect POP for that natural look you were going for.

Lip Gloss: NYX Butter Gloss in Crème Brulee; this sexy nude will make all the boys come crawling!

Blush: Nars Blush in Orgasm; this is a pink peachy gold color to add to that perfect summer look.

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked2: The holy grail of eyeshadow palettes gives you every color and combination to have a fresh look every day of the week.

Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper: The versatility of the liner is perfect for going from a subtle day look to a wild but classy night look!

Mascara: Benefit They’re Real Mascara: The name says it all and definitely backs it up when you have this game changing mascara as a part of your makeup arsenal. Say bye bye to faux lashes ladies!

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer: This pigmented concealer comes in 16 different shades and is perfect to use on those “no sleep” days that show underneath your eyes 😉.

BB/CC Cream; It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream; This is perfect for the ladies who don’t like wearing a lot of makeup. Replace your everyday moisturizer with this “bad mama jama” and your set!

Foundation: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation; Foundation that goes on and disappears into your skin giving the appearance that nothings there. (Perfect for my bad acne 😉)

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Allure Beauty Box June Review

So Junes beauty box was a perfect start for summer!!! These are truly some great products!!! Also, a great perk for the Allure monthly beauty box is you get a book full of EXCLUSIVE promo-codes for every product you receive in your box!

A great start for summer is the Deco Miami Nail Lacquer in Feeling Fuego! This is a beauty vibrant color that reminds me of everything FL (my retirement paradise home)! Deco Miami did a great job with this lacquer; it doesn’t crack or chip easily and it goes on so smoothly! One more PLUS is it only takes a couple coats and voooala you got some pretty looking nails everyone is going to love!! 5 STARS for this product!

So living in NC is quite a challenge for me as a woman with wavy frizzy locks of hair, but John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray definitely does the trick for fighting this crazy humid weather! It says what it does in the title.. When I sprayed it on my hair it combated the humidity keeping my hair frizz free as well not weighing it down! A great product to use for the hot humid summer!! 5 STARS for this product!!

This product is by far one of my favorites to use every morning as a part my skincare regimen!!! Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer has gold flecks in it to give you flawless summer glow!!! It goes on smooth and feels super soft when applying it to your face and neck!! I LOVE the way my skin glows after I put my foundation on!! YSL Blur Primer completes my look for sure!! YSL Blur Primer is a game changer for your foundation!!! YOU must try this product!!! I will be purchasing the full size version of this product after I use up all of the sample!! Perk plus for being an Allure Beauty Box subscriber you get a complimentary gift plus complimentary shipping (must use by July 2017)!! It’s not too late to purchase your beauty box for June either ;)! If you haven’t already guessed it by my review 5 STARS for this product :)!!

So I have been under a great deal of stress these past few months and the universe definitely could tell so it made sure I got Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum in my box this month ;)! Juice Beauty has been changing the beauty and makeup scene for awhile now with their organic beauty line and the Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster needless to say isn’t going to give them a bad rap!!! The Anti-Wrinkle Booster is smoothing my wrinkles away as I type!!! Full of all natural anti-aging ingredients it is a stress reliever in it of it self!!! I love them “fruity” smell it has to it and how wonderful it feels on my face!! As an Allure Beauty Box subscriber I get a special 20% OFF at check out at JuiceBeauty.com (Still NOT TOO LATE to order your box ;)) Definitely a 5 STAR product!

St. Tropez is among my favorite brands for self tanning products and, so I’m not going to lie I was hesitant about using their Self Tan Express Bronzing Face Sheet Mask.. I have had a few too many bad experience with self tanners in my day and seeing this mask come in my box I thought to my self “I CAN’T MESS UP MY FACE!!!!” I mean I do have a pretty awesome blog that I have to keep up with and a self tanner mess up would NOT be GOOD!!! Anyways.. On the package its gives you really easy instructions on how to apply, take off, and how long to leave it on depending on the color your wanting to achieve. I chose medium in case you were wondering, and needless to say I was very pleased with the results! Following the easy directions the Self Tan Express Bronzing Face Sheet Mask left me with a beautiful color with NO STREAKS in sight!!! St. Tropez is my go to for self tanning products as I said and the mask is very convenient especially when you are going out to dinner and want to look nice, but didn’t have time to go to the tanning salon to get an over-price spray tan (nothing against them but they are part of  my “bad experiences” LOL). 5 STARS for St. Tropez!!! Oh and BTW you can get 25% off your purchase at Sttropeztan.com when your are a Allure Beauty Box Subscriber!!!!

Who out there exfoliates their face on the “reg” but still feels their skin is “dull looking”? Me!!! I am sure there is more to it biologically speaking but Tata Harper has me hooked with their Resurfacing Mask. It comes in a beautiful green tinted glass jar, which I love the way it looks if you were wondering ;)! The mask is a peachy colored jelly like substance that you smooth over your face, neck, and chest. You leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes and “vooala” your a brand new person!! Not totally, but metaphorically speaking this is how I felt! My skin felt soft, smooth, subtle, and whatever other S adjectives you can think of to describe the feeling of my skin!! Definite win for my skincare regimen to have Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask in it’s corner! As an Allure Beauty Box subscriber you can receive 20% off your first purchase of a full size mask. 5 STARS for this product!!

 

This is a 5 STAR box all around I have to say!!! I am blessed to be able to share my insight on the products I try and so grateful for all of your support!!!

xxBK♥

 

Cheap girls guide to lash curling xx

So I don’t know how it is for every women/girls out there but for me I have long eyelashes but they don’t naturally curl… Ugh! No matter what mascara I buy I can never get a good curl.. Yes I know they have lashes curlers out there but I always forget.. Every time I make a run to Sephora, Ulta, Target etc.. I always forget. I could put it on list after list after list.. I ALWAYS forget!!! I eventually gave up and chocked it up to the universe telling me that I didn’t need it. I am going to give you an easy inexpensive way to curl your lashes with something you already have in your bathroom…

Your hair dryer ladies!!! This simple object that we use to dry our hair curls you lashes perfectly without any indentations that lashes curls can give you if you don’t use it properly.

Step 1: Put a layer of your favorite mascara on one eye.

Step 2: Turn your hairdryer on lowest setting and low heat; if you have a cooling button use that as well.

Step 3: Look up towards the ceiling or partially close your eyes and point the dryer at your eye and hold there for 10 to 15 seconds.

Repeat Steps 1 through 3 as many times as you like depending on how dramatic you want your lashes.

Repeat on your other eye.

Tip: Complete one eye before going to the next.

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