Monday, November 19, 2012

Influenster Beauty Blogger Box

Hey beauties!
A few weeks ago I received an email about the Influenster Beauty Bloggers Voxbox.
Of course I was interested in trying it & was lucky enough to qualify for the box.
I`m gonna show you what I got in the box & talk about the items in a later post.


Here`s everything that came in the box.

A Black Pepper Bergamot candle from BBW, an EBoost, & a BBW coupon.

Goody Spin Pins[which I have already] & Not Your Mothers' Kinky Moves Hair Cream.

NYC Individual Eyes Palette[one shadow is broken. :/] & Kiss Ever Pro Lashes.

Also received this Vitabath Body Spray.

Initial Thoughts?
The Spin Pins I probably won`t be able to use, because they are for light hair. Plus I already have the set in a darker shade. The Body Spray smells amazing. I love it! I was a little upset my NYC palette had a broken shadow, but I`m sure that was probably USPS' error. I`m excited to try the lashes, although I think they may be a bit too thick for me. But we shall see! I`m excited to try the Kinky Moves cream. My hair has been straight, so I haven`t had the chance to yet. I don`t use candles, but I may try this one from BBW. Also the EBoost is probably not for me. I don`t like a lot of Orange flavors, but I`ll think about giving it a try.






Monday, November 12, 2012

FOTD; So Vain

Hellooooo beauties!
I know, it`s been a while.
I`ve been SUPER busy with school & have been meaning to blog in my free time.
So sorry! 
I`m gonna try to do better! I promise. :]

Today I have a FOTD to share with you.
I did this look about 2 or 3 weeks ago.
I used one of my favorite Wet `n Wild items.
The Vanity palette.
I also used a Black Radiance lip product which I`ll be doing a review on soon.

Thanks so much for sticking around & reading my post today!
I hope to have another one up for y`all very soon!
:]

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mini Update + FOTD;


Hey beauties!
I thought I would give a mini update.
I do apologize for being away for so long.
I`ve been SUPER busy with moving, school stuff, & job hunting.
Luckily I have a few moments to say Hello to you all!

Florida has been lovely so far!
School has been amazing!
I am so ready to finally settle into my own apartment, but that won`t be for another few weeks. :[

I did want to show a FOTD I did recently for school.
I used Avon`s Liquid Eyeliner, MAC`s Studio Fix Pressed Powder, Milani`s Corallina Blush, & Wet `n Wild`s Ravin Raisin Lipstick.


Hopefully I`ll be able to start blogging again regularly soon.
Thank you ladies so much for sticking with me & being amazing readers!
:]

Monday, September 17, 2012

3 Years Relaxer Free;*

Hey beauties!
Last month was my 3rd year without a relaxer.
I decided to do a length check to show how much my hair has grown.
I am super excited with my growth.
I have had a few set backs[breakage, hair cuts, etc.] but I`m still so pumped about my journey.
I`m trying to inch away from dying my hair, but I get bored with it easily.
Here`s my latest video on my hair length.
Hope you guys enjoy & thanks so much for reading/viewing!
:]

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Blog Sale;

Hi guys.
I`m having a very short & quick blog sale.
Click here to visit!
Thanks.
:]

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Moving;

Hi guys!
Some of you may already know, I`m in the process of moving.
While I`m re-locating to the sunshine state[Florida :D], there may be a small delay in posts.
I will try to get a few up for you guys while I have time.
Please bear with me while I am trying to do so.
Thanks!
<3 Courtney

Friday, September 14, 2012

LOTD; Wine Not.

Hey beauties!
As Autumn approaches, I thought I`d share a LOTD with you guys.
I love wearing purple, plum, burgundy, and nude shades during Autumn & Winter.
One of my favorites is Revlon`s Wine Not.
It`s such a beautiful, matte, burgundy-red shade.
As I was browsing other swatches, I noticed that this shade looks amazing on tons of skin tones. From fair to dark.
I certainly suggest picking up this shade if you have not!


Thanks so much for reading!
You guys are amazing!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

eBay Listings 2;

Hi guys.
I have put up a few more items on eBay.
You can view them here.
I`m in the process of moving & trying to get rid of some stuff before I move.
Thanks so much for looking.
:]

FOTD; Pumpkin Pie

Hi beauties!
Since Autumn is quickly approaching, I`ve decided to start doing more Autumn related posts.
For this FOTD, I decided to incorporate the color orange.
While packing up my makeup, I re-discovered my Sleek Sunset palette.
I used that palette to create this eye look.
I only used 4 eye shadows from the palette.
Gold in the tear duct, orange on the lid, black and burgundy shades in the crease.

What I Used;

Eyes:
Sleek Sunset Palette.
Avon Liquid Eyeliner.
CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara.

Cheeks:
Annabelle Powder Blush in #48.

Lips:
ELF Glossy Gloss in Berry Blush.


Thanks so much for reading!
:]

Monday, September 3, 2012

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Swatches;

Hi beauties!
Back in July I shared my Makeup Geek haul from a blog sale.
I decided to share the swatches for you guys.
These shadows are highly pigmented.
They are a tiny bit bigger than MAC`s eyeshadows.

Glamorous & Corrupt;
Cocoa Bear & Purely Naked;

[Left to Right:]
Corrupt, Purely Naked, Cocoa Bear, Glamorous.

Cocoa Bear is my absolute favorite of the bunch. Purely Naked is a great all of lid color. Glamorous is a gorgeous gold. Corrupt is a very dark black with slight sparkle. One thing I will say about Corrupt, for me it was a bit patchy. So be sure to blend well.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post.
Thanks so much for reading!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fall NOTW: Chop-Sticking To My Story

Hey beauties!
Today I wanted to share my Nail of the Week[NOTW] with you guys.
Since fall is approaching, I decided to pull out some of my Fall appropriate nail colors.
When I think of Autumn/Fall, I immediately think of leaves & pumpkins.
O.P.I`s Chop-Sticking To My Story[love the name!] is a perfect reminder of Autumn.

I purchased this shade last year at Ulta.
It was originally $8.50, but I was lucky enough to find it on clearance for $4.99!

Swatch;
The swatch does not do this color justice!
It looks bright, but it`s actually a gorgeous, burnt orange.
Totally cute for fall.

Over the next few weeks, I`ll be sharing more of my Autumn beauty favorites!
What are some of your favorite nail polish shades to wear for Autumn?

Thanks so much for reading!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

MUA Haul;

Hey Beauties!
I have a MUA haul to share with you guys!
Rai tweeted about a sale MUA Cosmetics was having & I decided to browse.
This is a brand located in the UK and they do ship to the US.
They were having 25% off sale PLUS free shipping to the US.
I couldn`t pass up browsing with that offer!
When I first visited the site, the brand reminds me somewhat of Sleek mixed with ELF.
Their variety wasn`t too appealing to me, but the palettes & glosses intrigued me.
I decided to pick up a few things & all together I think I spent around $12.


12 Shade Undressed Palette.
I had to get another neutral palette.
You guys know I love my neutrals!

12 Shade Poptastic Palette.
This palette really "popped" out to me when I was looking online.
I decided to go ahead & pick it up to do some fun, colorful looks.

[Top to Bottom;]
MUA Out There Plumping Glosses in Pin Up Pink & Buff
MUA Lipgloss in Shade 4.
So far I`ve only used Buff. As we know, with plumping products, there is a slight tingling.
The tingling lasted for about 10 minutes when I used this gloss. Definitely wasn`t expecting it to last that long.
Excited to try out the MUA Shade 4 Lip Gloss.


Blusher in Shade 5.
The blushers were super cheap, only £1.00.
I decided to pick a random shade & this happened to be the one.

I will certainly have swatches up soon.

Did you guys get to order any MUA goodies?
If so, what`d you pick up?


Thanks so much for reading!
You guys are the best!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I`ve Been Featured!

Hey beauties!
I wanted to let you guys know I`ve been featured in CurlKit`s 31 Bloggers in 31 Days series!
A while ago I posted about my Beautiful Textures Haul & Initial Thoughts.
They decided to use my post as a feature on their site!
I am so appreciative & can`t thank CurlKit enough!
Here is the link to my featured post!
Thanks again so much to Heather & the entire CurlKit crew!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Beyond the Rack MAC Haul;

Hey Beauties!
Recently I made a purchase from Beyond the Rack.
I had a credit for $15 & got an e-mail about a MAC Cosmetics sale.
[I hope everything was authentic]
I was super excited about the selection they had.
There were foundations, blushes, eyeshadows, & lip glosses.
I decided to pick up one lip gloss.
It`s actually called a Superglass, which is Limited Edition.
The shade I purchased is Superflash!
It`s a pretty pink shade with some fun golden shimmer.


One thing that did upset me about Beyond the Rack was their Customer Service, or lack thereof. I attempted to "Live Chat" with one of their reps after I placed the order. I did not realize the shipping would be $10, which is IMO totally outrageous for only a lip gloss! I initially wanted to cancel the order, but when I asked the rep how to do so, I got ignored. I found the answer myself & later got a reply of "I`m Sorry". Their shipping cost and customer service have turned me off from future purchases. I may browse, but that will probably be about it.

On a brighter note, I figured there was no point to cancel since my Superglass was technically $10. Their website says it would take about 4 weeks for me to receive the gloss, however, my order shipped about 1-2 days later & I received it within a week. That was a huge surprise that I was not expecting!


I will certainly have my new Superglass swatched soon for you guys.
Thanks so much for reading!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fab Finds; Big Lots

Hey beauties!
Sorry for yet another brief hiatus.
I went on another mini vacation to Florida & that should be my last for the summer.
A few weeks ago I popped into a Big Lots & found some goodies.
I thought I would share with you guys what I found!

I found the CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion & Volume.
I have tried the Lash Blast Volume before & loved it!
The Lash Blast Fusion is new to me. I have tried it once & so far, so good.
I will certainly do a full review if needed!
The best part about these?
They were only $1.50 each!

I also found a product I used to LOVE.
It is the Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship.
From what I can remember, I believe they changed the formula & the label on the bottle.
I decided to pick this up & try the new version.
This was super cheap too!
Only $1.50.

Again, sorry for the brief hiatus.
I will be back to blogging regularly again soon.
Thanks so much for reading!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Happy Birthday E.L.F.

Hi beauties.
I wanted to inform you all of the 50% off sale ELF is having today.
This would be a great time to try the ELF`s Gypsy lipstick I used in my LOTD post or the amazing Baked Blushes & Bronzers I featured.

















*I have posted my affiliate link in this post. You can certainly go to ELF`s site directly to take advantage as well!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Highlighted;*

Hey beauties!
This is a little mini hair update.
I just wanted to share with you all my new "peak-a-boo" highlights.
I actually had some highlights before these, but I wanted a few more.
My sister & I bleached each other's hair [I know, not too safe].
I wanted a change in my hair, but I didn`t want to cut it.
They came out quite nice, I love the color.
I`ll be doing a video soon showing how I bleach my hair.

Have you ladies gotten any hair color or changed your hair lately?
If so, what`d you do?

Thanks so much for reading!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July Favorites;

Hey beauties!
I normally don`t do "favorites" posts, but this month I had a few items I was using regularly & decided to share.
I have some makeup, nail polish, & hair products to share with you.

Makeup Favorites;
Avon`s Ideal Flawless Loose Powder in Fawn. I picked up this product just to test it out. I thought it was going to be the wrong color, but it`s actually matches quite well. This powder feels very light & does not cake on. It`s very easy to control the coverage level you need.

ELF`s Cream Liner in Black. I`ve had this for a while, but never opened or used it. Since I ran out of my liquid liners, I figured I would give this a shot. It goes on very smooth & is easy to work with. I definitely have enjoyed using this product this month for a quick wing liner.

MAC`s Touch lipstick. You beauties know I love MAC`s Lustre finish. This lipstick is the perfect brown nude. I`ve used it so much already this month & will definitely be repurchasing.

L`Oreal Colour Riche in Violet Chiffon. The price tag is not too pretty, but the color is. This shade is the most perfect drugstore pink-ish, purple I have found. I love that it gives you decent pigmentation & hydrates your lips. It reminds me a little of MAC`s Lustre finishes.

Nail Polishes;
Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Sweet Clementine. This is a gorgeous, bright, orange nail color. Since the beginning of Summer, I have really been into the bright shades. So when I saw this color, I knew it had to be added to my collection.

Avon`s Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel in Coral Reef. I saw this shade in a limited edition ad & thought it was a pretty color. I tend to stay away from pinks because they look odd on me. Once I tried this shade on my nails, I was singing a different tune. Absolutely a gorgeous shade.


Hair Products;
Mixed Silk By Silk Elements Leave-In Conditioning Creme. I ran out of my beloved Beautiful Textures this month & decided to use this product that I had left over. I used this quite a bit this month when my hair was curly. This leave-in provides great moisture to my hair & leaves my hair feeling light & soft to the touch. It does sort of smell like dish detergent which would be the only down side to this product.

365 Everyday Value Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil. I bought this from Whole Foods & just can`t get enough! I wore my hair straight about two weeks & I cannot use anything water based on my hair. If I do, poof, reversion. So, I turn to oils. Coconut oil is amazing for my hair, gives me great shine!

Palmer`s Olive Oil Gro Therapy. As some of you know, I tend to have dryness around my edges. I used this product around my edges to help with flakiness. It worked great & was only $1 at Big Lots! I did see a difference when I used this product. Also, it gave a nice shine to my hair as well.

I hope you guys enjoyed my July Favorites.
What poduct(s) did you guys enjoy this July?

Thanks so much for reading!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

HOTD; Oldie

Hey beauties!
I thought I would share an old HOTD video that I forgot to upload.
This was from around late May or early June I believe.
I used my Remington Curling wand to achieve this look.
Enjoy!





Thanks so much for reading!
Have a great evening!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Refills;

Hey beauties!
I recently was browsing a blog sale & found these Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Refills.
I have been debating on trying these shadows out for a while & was excited about the price.
I picked these up for $2 each you guys! That was such a steal.
I got four shadows for just under the price of two new ones!
These eyeshadows retail for $5.99.


Above are Glamorous & Corrupt.


Above are Cocoa Bear & Purely Naked.

You guys, these eyeshadows are amazing!
I can`t wait to show you the swatches soon.

Thanks so much for reading!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

eBay Listings;

Hey ladies!
I just wanted to let you guys know I have a few things listed on eBay.

Thrift Gift; Dolce Vita for Target Boots

Hey fashionistas & fellow thrifters!
I recently decided to take a thrifting trip with my sister.
This is one of the rare times that we get to go thrifting together.
I was browsing a local Goodwill`s shoe selection & saw the cutest boots.
Sadly, they were a size 9.
I happened to take a peek inside & saw they were Dolce Vita for Target boots!
I was sooo excited & upset at the same time.
I wear a size 6 to 8, so I knew they couldn`t fit me.
I showed them to my sister & she fell in love with them!
I haven`t even told you guys the best part about this find!
These boots were only $4.59!
They looked as though they had been worn maybe twice.
Such an incredible find!

I definitely am going to have to start thrifting a bit more often.
I will be showing a few more finds this week.

Have you ladies found any amazing thrifting deals lately?
Also, do you guys like these kind of posts?
Let me know in the comment section!


Thanks so much for reading guys!
I really do appreciate it!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

MAC`s Touch;

Hey beauties!
While I was in Vegas, I decided to pop by a MAC counter.
This counter was located inside of a Macy's.
The sales rep who assisted me was super nice & friendly.
I decided to finally pick up MAC`s Touch.
My sister owns this lipstick & I swatched it.
It was a gorgeous nude & I knew I had to have it!



The lipstick is a bit more brown than it appears in the photo.
The finish is a lustre, which is one of my favorite from MAC.
The texture is very smooth & it provides just the right amount of color for my lips.


Here I am wearing MAC`s Touch;

I absolutely love this lipstick & can definitely see myself wearing this a lot.
I`m pretty sure I`ll go through this lipstick quickly.


MAC`s Touch can be purchased at your local MAC store or counter.
You can also purchase this lipstick online at www.maccosmetics.com
The cost was $14.50.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post.
Thanks so much for reading!




Friday, July 20, 2012

FOTD; Light & Airy*


Hey beauties!
Today`s FOTD was very simple.
I decided to go with light, neutral colors for this look.













On the eyes, I used Wet `n Wild`s I Heart Matte Palette.
For eyeliner, I usedELF`s black gel liner.
For my cheeks, I used NYX`s Mocha blush.
On my lips is MAC`s Touch. The newest lipstick to my collection.


I will be doing a more in-depth post on Touch soon, as well as on another MAC lipstick I purchased.
I hope you guys enjoyed this FOTD post!
Thanks so much for reading!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

MAC`s Surprise Me;

Hey beauties!
Recently I purchased a MAC limited edition lipstick from Jacqueline with FabDiva20.
She had a back up she hadn`t used & I definitely wanted to try this lipstick.



Surprise Me definitely was a surprise.
I was hoping this lipstick had a bit more pigmentation.
It just adds a small hint of pink to my lips, nothing major.
This shade glides on smoothly, as most lustre finishes do.
It does have a tiny, tiny bit of shimmer, but luckily it is not frosty at all.

Here I am wearing MAC`s Surprise Me;

This lipstick is a nice shade, but I think I`m going to be wearing a gloss over this lipstick.

This lipstick is limited edition, however, I was able to find it available for purchase.
You can purchase this lipstic on All Cosmetics Wholesale for $22.99.
Luckily for me, I was able to purchase for only $14.

Thanks so much for reading!
I hope you guys enjoyed!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Coral Canvas;

Hey beauties.
Here is a quick NOTW.
I talked about one of these shades in my most recent Avon haul.
The two nail colors I used are a White from Wet `n Wild & Avon Nailwear Pro+ polish in Coral Reef.
As you can see, Coral Reef is a gorgeous shade!


Hope you guys enjoyed this quick NOTW.
What are you wearing on your nails this week?
Thanks so much for reading!
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