Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse: August 21, 2017

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Random picture from my balcony a few hours after the Solar Eclipse and rain

Today's post was unplanned, but I wanted to write a quick post about the Solar Eclipse that took place today.

As many of you may already I know, I live in South Carolina and we were able to view 100% totality of the solar eclipse. This was such a major event that it was reported South Carolina had over 500,000 vistors to witness this amazing event.

I watched it live on TV, but nonetheless it was a beautiful sight to see. (There were issues with some of the solar eclipse glasses not being safe so I skipped it and watched it on TV.  I wasn't going to risk my vision) As I was sitting in the living room it became totally dark and then the sky began to become light again.

I can't really explain it, but I agree with so many people that were commenting that it felt like a calming spiritual moment during the eclipse. I know that I didn't technically go outside, but even if I had I don't think I would've taken a picture. This was one of the moments I truly wanted to enjoy the beauty nature even if I did view it on TV.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week :)

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray

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Since I live in South Carolina, finding a good setting spray is very important. The weather can get pretty hot and humidity here throughout the year, but specifically during the Spring and Summer.

Information courtesy of

Lights, camera, action! This exclusive formula extends makeup wear by preventing cracking, smudging, fading, or creasing. Works with any makeup and all skin types, plus it has aloe to hydrate your skin. One step, perfect! - See more HERE

My Thoughts 

This is a great setting spray! I wear this a lot during the humidity days of Spring and Summer and this setting spray keeps my makeup looking in tack throughout most of the day. I noticed when I spray my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge with this setting spray it helps my makeup last even longer.  I love how this setting spray contains aloe since aloe is good for hydrating  the skin and good for your skin in general.

This spray gives me a flawless complexion when I take pictures. This spray has a light scent. I really don't know how to describe it except as faint medicinal scent that fades once applied on my face. If you use this spray everyday, you'll probably go through the bottle quickly since the bottle is only 1.52 Fl. Oz. Other than the small amount of product you get inside the bottle this is a great setting spray to keep your makeup looking flawless throughout the day.

Have you tried Wet n Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray?

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Collective Haul Summer 2017

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*This post contains PR Samples

Today I want to share a collective haul with you. This haul consists of mainly skincare products and other items I picked up here and there over the past month or so.

Happiness is here! 

Finally added Honolulu Sun to my body cream collection! A few weeks ago BABW had an amazing flash sale!

Nivea is one of my favorite lotions

These wire baskets are so going to be so useful! Yes I know thats a kitchen utensil holder lol, but I want to use it for something beauty related lol I picked that up a few weeks ago. Last, but not least a few more Covergirl melting pout lipsticks. My collection is growing lol 

 I saved so much money with a current sale and coupons on these 8 Tree Hut body washes!  I like using bubble bath, but lately I rather use some of my favorite body washes for my bath.


*Look what goodies came in the mail last week! Thanks Derma E for sending over the products! I'll have full reviews up in September!

*Yesterday I received a few skeins of yarn from Lion Brand Yarns! I will be doing another collaboration with the brand on a few upcoming Fall 2017 Projects etc. 

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Flower Crowns Headbands, Maxi Dresses, and Tube Tops

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Last month I posted a few of my flower crown head bands, and today I wanted to show a few new ones mixed in with the flower crowns headbands I made last month. (And if you're wondering I'm still selling them locally:) it's been so hot here in South Carolina I practically live in maxi dresses and tube tops.

One of my new flower crown headbands

Another new flower crown headband I made

Wishing everyone a wondeful weekend :)

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Depression Awareness: The Benefits of Having a Pet

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For today's depression awareness post I'm going to focus on the benefits of having a pet to cope with depression. It feels like I haven't written one of these posts in forever!

One of the best memories I have from my teenage years and early 20's would be those of my dog Lucky. My mom got him for me as a Valentine's Day present in 2001 when I was 15 years old. Side Note: I had pictures of Lucky, but they were damaged in that flood in 2015

Why I had a Dog

As long as I could remember, I've loved animals particularly dogs. One of these reasons my mom got Lucky for me was to fill the void of my favorite aunt passing away a few months earlier in November 2000. I remember getting my dog Lucky  just like it was yesterday. He was this cute little 5lb (practically a newborn puppy) black and white Cava-Tzu (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Shih-Tzu) puppy with the happiest spirit. It was love at first sight. He so precious and adorable. 

How Having A Pet Helps with Depression

I know that I can only speak for myself, but I really think that having a pet helps with depression. For example, having a pet give you to a routine. You wouldn't want to neglect your pet by letting him or her go hungry or thisty etc would you?

Every now and again depression can make a person feel to tired or not want to get out of bed and engage in daily activities. When I had Lucky, I used to take him for walk or I would have him accompany me while I went for a jog. I don't think he minded too much since he like going for walks and runs anyway lol. Being active is an important factor when dealing with depression. Studies have shown that the body release endorphins while exercising which can improve your overall mood.

Pets Need to be Shown Love Too

Animals are a lot like people, they have feelings and need to be shown love too. I think one day I'll probably get another dog. The next dog I get I would like to look into getting a rescue dog. Sadly Lucky died in July 2007, but I'll never forget the joy he added to my life.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

MAC Lipsticks Dupes Ft. Milani Lipsticks

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For those of you who've been following me since the beginning already know that I love MAC Lipsticks. Today I wanted to focus on Milani Lipsticks that are dupes for some of the MAC lipsticks that I own.

Nude Lipsticks 

- Milani Matte Innocence (60) 
*Dupe for MAC Blankety

- Milani Rose Femme (42)
  *Dupe for MAC Twig

Pink Lipstick 

- Milani Matte Blissful (52)
 *Dupe for MAC Snob

- Milani Catwalk Pink (45) 
*Dupe for MAC Saint Germain

- Milani Matte Orchid (64)
  *Dupe for MAC Flat Out Fabulous

-  Milani Rose Hip (14)
  *Dupe for MAC Candy Yum Yum

Red Lipstick

- Milani Matte Kiss (72)
* Dupe for MAC Ruby Woo

 - Milani Matte Confident (67) 
*Dupe for MAC Russian Red

Berry and Purple Lipstick 

- Milani Sangria (21)
  *Dupe for MAC Rebel

-Milani Matte Glam (65)
  * Dupe for MAC Heroine

- Milani Violet Volt (34)
  *Dupe for MAC Violetta

Pretty close?!  I really wanted to research my collection to provide the close dupes possible that's, another reason why it took a little longer for me to get this post done. As I mentioned before, these are some of the dupes from my collection, but I know they're plently of others. If you have any MAC dupes ft. Milani lipsticks let me know in the comment section!

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks

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I've been wanting to do this review for the longest time! About two months ago I finally started seeing the Milani Amore Lip Creme Liquid Lipsticks in CVS.  I also noticed that one of the local Wal-Mart's in my city started carrying Milani Cosmetics! I'm super happy about that lol.

With flash (true colors of the lipsticks)

Without Flash (I added the number alongside the names of each lipstick)






Cinemattic Kiss

My Thoughts

I didn't want this to be a compare and contrast type of post, but I like these matte liquid lipsticks much better than Colourpop.  I feel with the Milani Amore Lip Creme Collection you can apply your lipstick effortlessly. There isn't splotchy application which is a major plus! As you can see these lipsticks are so pigmented. I've worn these lipsticks for the majority of the day and there wasn't any fading.  I find these lipsticks comfortable to wear with or without a lip balm.  I'm so happy that I found matte liquid lipsticks that aren't drying.

As for the matte metallic liquid lipstick (Cinemattic Kiss) it's pretty much the same results as the matte except since they're metallic matte. The lipstick isn't completely kiss proof and I usually have to reapply at least once throughout the day which isn't bad. I almost forgot to mention the scent! Omgosh these lipsticks smell like funfetti birthday cake, or at least that's what I think. The scent is sweet, but not overpowering. Overall I like both formulas of these lipsticks. 

Side Note: I had to share this, Covergirl liked one of my photos I posted on Instagram

To view my last post for my review on Covergirl Colorlicious Melting Pout Lipsticks, CLICK HERE

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Beauty Big Bang 10 Piece Cosmetic Brushes Set (Unicorn Brushes)

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