Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Resolutions + Goodbye 2013

             New Years Eve. The time when my family stays up till 12, which for me used to be a struggle but is now a horrible habit. My parents drink champagne and I drink my preferred sparkling grape juice. A time when most people dress up but for my family we prefer to be casual.  We lounge around on the couch and watch the ball drop and watch the festivities before and after.

            I can't believe that it's 2014. The start of a new year. 4 fancy numbers to represent 365 days. Some people may say 2014 is going to be "my year" or 2013 was horrible I hope 2014 is a better year. I have to say  for me 2013 wasn't a bad year at all. 

            In 2013 my baby sister Brooklynn was born, Ive become closer to my mother, grandmother and aunt than I ever have been, and I created this blog. I have achieved many other things as well. Not to say the 2013 was perfect it did have some bumps in the road. No more speak of 2013 now let's talk about my New Years Resolutions! 

           Ive never been one to follow my new years resolutions. I give them about three days and then my excuses kick into full gear. I am completely determined for that to be different this year. I really want to accomplish these things. Not as a "life diet" but a lifestyle. Ok that sound super cheesy but whatever. 

1. Save money 
2. Exercise more 
3. Become even closer to my family and God
4. Eat Better 
5. Be more optimistic
6. Get good grades
7. Be the best beauty blogger that I can be 

           What did you do on New Years eve? What are your new years resolutions? I'd love to hear them so leave them down below:) 

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

EOS lip balm review/collection

               Eos lip balms are those the ones that look like "eggs" ? Yup, those are them. The overly hyped egg shaped lip balms. But here's one thing they are defiantly getting more points in the packaging section.

                Let me just start off saying that I've been "collecting" for 2 years and I have yet to finish one! I have made a mark on my oldest the lip balm.They have an in-expensive price tag of $3.30 depending on where you purchase them. I've found them at Target or www.target.com or on the Eos website www.evolutionofsmooth.com . 

                 This lip balm isn't the best at moisturizing. It's one of those lip balms that is great to keep in a purse or just to have around. I usually apply these under lipstick because they aren't too gloppy or thick.
                There are a total of 8 lip balms that are part of the regular collection with a new limited edition set every few months. I own all eight including some of the limited edition balms I own (from left to right) Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint, Lemon Drop, Sweet Vanilla Wonderland, Passion Fruit, Strawberry a Sorbet, Watermelon Wonderland, Pomegranate Raspberry, Medicated Tangerine, Honeysuckle Honeydew and Blueberry Acai. 

                 Overall, if you are looking for a lip balm to have to just have something on your lips or a glossy sheer look this is the right lip balm for you. But if you are buying this lip balm to act as your ultra-moisturizing healing balm this just won't cut it. 

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Bath and Body Works Semi- Annual Sale

            Jeez, the last couple of posts that I've done on my blog have been hauls! Shopaholic? Yes, I know.... Yet again giving into my shopping craving I went to the mall yesterday for the usual after Christmas sales. 

             I stopped at was Bath and Body Works to check out the Semi-Annual Sale. They had up to 75% off. The 3- wick candles were 50% off totaling them to about $10 each. The mason jar candles were $6.25 each with the 50% discount. 
             I was actually surprised with my candle picks because I am NOT a fan of bakery or sickeningly sweets scents. But I am a fan of fruit and musky/sexy man scents 😂. I got the Blackberry Spice and Sparkling Icicles candles in the Mason Jar form. Blackberry Spice smells like sweet fruits with musk. Speaking of musk, Sparkling Icicles smells like strait-up sexy man😎😂.  I got two scents that when I first smelled them when they first came out I thought that I was going to throw-up. I couldn't stand the smell of pumpkin nor bakery scent. I have to say that when I smelled the Pumpkin Cupcake one it's smelled pretty nice. Not too sweet and not two pumpkiny. The Cider Donut Candle smells like apples, cinnamon with the perfect sweet bakery note. 
            I hope you guys enjoyed another haul. If you have and requests please feel free to comment them below! I would love some inspiration! 

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

NYX Lip Gloss Review

Holla Chicas,
I hope you guys have  had a wonderful day and a great Thanksgiving and Black Friday! Am I the only one that is super excited for Christmas ?!?! Well, today I will be reviewing the NYX Butter Gloss and Mega Shine Lip gloss. I honestly love both of these products they are pigmented and they feel super great on the lips I am a huge fan of glosses and lip balms and these are part of my top ten lippies. These  puppies are phenomenal if they were able to make that list because I am a complete lippie junkie well a complete makeup junkie. LOL.

NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches and Cream- 

NYX has a large color variety in almost all of their products which I really like about the brand. I decided to try out Peaches and Cream because I think that this color looks really nice against my skin tone. I first heard about these glosses on Youtube. These are super hyped and I defiantly think they are worth all of the hype they receive. They feel like like butter on your lips. They are super pigmented and they smell like candy!

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige and Tea Rose-

These lip glosses have a larger color variety than any other NYX lippies. Quite frankly, I still haven't expanded from the pinks. What can I say I am a neutral girl:) The NYX glosses are super shiny and feel so nice on the lips. During this time of the year I prefer Beige because it looks so great with Lighter skin tones. I think that Tea Rose looks good on any skin tone. I defiantly use Tea Rose more than Beige.

I hope you guys enjoyed my NYX Lip Gloss Review. I will talk to you ladies later.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy December! Black Friday Beauty Haul!

      I can't believe 2013 is almost over! I know beauty bloggers always says this but its true. It still feels like June! LOL. Wow, ok. If you didn't know this, every year since I was two I've been going Black Friday shopping with my Grandma (Isabel) and my Aunt (Titi, her name isn't Titi its Tina but we call her Titi). 
        I went to 4 stores but I am going to do a fashion haul soon and they will be mentioned then. The four stores I went to were Macys, Pacsun, Ulta and Bath and Body Works. In this haul I will be showing you ladies what I got from Ulta and Bath and Body Works. 


1. Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque (sample) $4.00 - Oh my goodness, this product is so hyped and raved about on YouTube and beauty blogs everywhere. I've finally decided to Hop on the bandwagon! My hair has been very dry and blah so I hope this helps my hair out. 

2. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips $9.99 - I used these for the first time yesterday and they did clear a few of my blackheads! 

3. Tarte LipSurgence Skintutive lip tint in Energy $24.00- What this does is it finds your skins ph and energy level and you get the perfect shade of pink. 

4. Urban Decay Naked Basics $27- this and the Tarte lippie are the two things that I have wanted for such a long time and finally I kept them in my cart at Ulta.

Bath and Body Works

1. Foaming Hand Soaps 4 for $20.00 each are $5.00 or without the sale they are $5.00 . I got 1'Tis The Season, 1 Kitchen Lemon, 1 Sea Island Cotton and  1 Peach Bellini. 

2. Shower Gel usally $12.50 each try we're having a special where you buy 3 and get 3 free so I got 3 other lotions. I had a coupon to get any full size product free so I got 1 Amber Blush,1 Winter Candy Apple, 1 Cranberry Twinkle and 1  Merry Marshmellow Kiss. 

3. Travel size Shower Gel in Beautiful Day I had a coupon to get a free travel size item so I got Beautiful Day. If you didn't have a coupon it would be $5.00

4. Lotions $12.50 each but I got them as part of the buy 3 get 3 free sale. I got 1 Winter Candy Apple,  1 Cranberry Twinkle and a Winter Candy Apple Tripple Moisture Cream. I also got the Winter Candy Apple hand lotion for $2.50 and those are usually $5.00. 

5. Hand Sanitizers $1.50- $1.75 they were having a 5 for $5.00 sale so I got 10 and my grandma gave me one:) In the hand Sanitizers I got 3 Winter Candy Apple (shocker!) LOL, 1 Farmstand Apple,  1 'Tis The Season, 1 Fresh Strawberries, 1 Japanese Cherry Blossom, 1 Pink Sugarplum, 1 Paris Amour, 1 Pink Chiffon and 1 Midnight Pomegranate. 

6. 3 Mini Candles 3 for $10.00 or $4.50 each. I love these minis to try out the scents. I got 1 Winter Candy Apple, 1 Cranberry Pear Bellini, 1 Sparkling Icicles and 1 Black Tie.

7. 6 3-wick candles 2 for $22.00 or $20 each. I got 2 Winter Candy Apples, 1 'Tis The Season, 1 Spiced Ape Toddy, 1 The Sunshine State and 1 Stress Relief. 

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

What I purchased Today (Thank You Grandma!)

Hello Lovely Ladies!

I went shopping today and I purchased a few beauty items.

1. The Rockateur Boxed powder $28.00
On the box it is described as a Provacative Powder and it has a show-stopping flush. This is so pretty and it looks very natural and it smells like roses! Its great for young girls that are starting out with makeup or really anyone in general. 
2.  Primed for Lovin' limited edition kit $42.00 the kit is worth $92.00
This kit comes with a full size of the Porefessional, High Beam, and There Real Mascara. It also comes with a sample size of the Sugarbomb Ultra Plush Lip Gloss.
3. I got this item completely FREE! It is their Stay Fabulous Mirror. Its a leather covered mirror. How I got it for free: I was the makeup artist's first sale:)

Victoria's Secret- Am I the only one who can't leave the mall without a bag of items from Victoria's Secret??? Well they were having a sale if you buy a one ounce or ore  Eau De Perfume you get a free makeup bag. They sell this bag in the store and it is worth 16.00 and you get it FREE!!
1.  Victoria's Secret Bombshell Eau de Perfume $56.00 This was their number 1 selling perfume last year. It smells wonderful. I don't even know how to describe this scent.
2. The Victoria's Secret makeup bag $16.00

Bath And Body Works 

1. Loufa $3.50 This smells amazing. I would have bought one from the drugstore but I knew I was going to forget to purchase it if I dint but it right there right then. 

2. C.O Bigelow Lemon Lip Balm $7.50
This is my favorite lip balm of all time!! I will keep on repurchasing this item until I find something better!

3. Mini Leaves Candle-  $4.50
 I think if you watch Youtube videos you automatically associate Leaves with a beauty guru. Such a wonderful scent.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mini Drugstore Haul

Its Wednesday!

Since its Wednesday I decided to buy a few items from Walgreens:) Not really sure why I was eager to go to Walgreens on Wednesday but thanks grandpa for treating me to these items anyway ;) 

1. Baby Lips in 20 Grape Vine

I purchased this specific baby lips because I find the packaging so cute! Its teal with purple writing. I have owned two baby lips before and finished them both up! I hope I like this one just as much.

2. Baby Lips Doctor Rescue Medicated lip balm in Coral Crave
I've never see these before and when I was at the checkout I had to grab one. Since it claims to have 12hr hydration and sooth and relive lips I think this will be great for winter :) (detailed review in the future!)

3. Loreal Paris La Laque in 411 Never Lacque-ing

Apparently this is a limited edition lip product. They have two different formulations, some matte and some shiny. I purchased the shiny finish because the matte colors I've tried haven't beenappealing to me. But I will most likely go back and purchase a few matte shades. I am not sure if Loreal is going to decide to keep these in their permanent collection. I was super tempted to buy the whole collection after I saw Marrissa Lace post a pic of the ones she purchased on Instagram.

Beautiful moment:

Ahh, I love lippies! This would be a dream! I am planning to go to my local Macy's and purchase some MAC lippies and some other MAC  products!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Nail Polish Haul!

Hey guys, 
Happy Fall everyone! Since it is officially Fall I think this haul is pretty appropriate. If you didn't know I am a huge Essie lover! The nail polishes are considered "4 free" which means that they are free of Dibutyl,Phlalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde and they are eco-friendly!

1. Essie's Blanc - the perfect white its opaque and its definitely a staple in my nail polish collection. If I were to recommend one white nail polish it would be this one.
2. Essie's Topless and Barefoot- My go to nude color. Its been my go to light color these past couple of days. (Btw it was the color of my nails in the Deluxe Beauty Bag Giveaway.)
3.Essie's Lady Like-  About 3or 4 shades darker than Topless and Barefoot. Very feminine but I don't think it would be a staple in my collection. BUT, it's still very nice.
4. Essie's Chinchilly - Master Plan by Essie used to be my go to Grey but Chinchilly took its place. Such a pretty color!
5.Essie's Merino Cool- A beautiful mix of tan and grey.

6. Essie's Power clutch- This is a military green with a tint of grey.
7. Essie's Smokin' Hot-  Now this little guy I don't really know how to explain. It's a little brown and grey. Mostly brown.
8. Essie's Bobing for Baubles- Dark deep blue-grey. Love putting this color on my toes!

9. Essie's Midnight Cami- This is the navy blue. In the bottle it looks almost black with blue shimmer but once you put it on your nails it's the prettiest navy blue.


10. Finally! It's OPI's  turn- Peace Love and OPI. Now this color is a lot like For The Twill of It from Essie. This is a grey based duochrome.

11. Polka dot com by OPI- Now, this would not be one of my true nail polish hauls with out a glitter polish. This is a chunky pink and blue glitter polish. I love putting this on top of Blanc as well as Topless and Barefoot.

Thanks for spending time here! (btw,yes I know I have the word grey in almost all of my descriptions...LOL.) Talk to you Tomorrow! 

XOXO, Kiki  

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Deluxe Beauty Bag Giveaway!

So you know I'm a fan of Thirty-One Gifts, right? Well, my independent consultant sent me their new make-up bag to review and guess what?! I love it!

It's HUGE. It has space for EVERYTHING.
It even has a clear separate smaller bag inside with reusable bottles and labels. It's perfect for getting through TSA without all the hassle.

  • 10"H x 11"W x 5.5"D

  • One front exterior zipper pocket and two side exterior zipper pockets.

  • Little pockets to keep your goodies.

  • One main interior compartment with two side mesh pockets, one zipper pocket and four elastic loops.

  • Comes with matching pouch with seven travel sized bottles, a funnel to fill your perfume bottle and label stickers 

Since, I've been lucky enough to enjoy this bag for free, I'm going to give you guys the chance to win one JUST like it. 

Shop now, Sunday, September 21st through Saturday, October 12th at 11:59 pm (EST) to be entered into the random drawing to win a Thirty-One Gifts Deluxe Beauty Bag. You must be 18 or older to participate. Everyone who enters will receive a coupon good towards their NEXT purchase. Drawing for the winner will be announced Sunday, October 13th by 11:59 pm EST. Make sure you enter a valid phone number and email address at checkout so we can reach you if you're the winner.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

August Favorites

Happy September!!!

      You should know what that means!!! Oh wait...maybe you don't.  Well it's time for my August favorites.  I have tried out a lot of new products this month and would recommend most of them.  Let's get into it.

1. OPI's nail polishes in Lincoln Park After Dark and Lincoln Park At Midnight.  They are two extremely similar dark purple colors.  The only difference that I can see is that Lincoln Park After Midnight has a little bit of shimmer.  That is also why I didn't take a pic of the bottles because you guys are probably going to be thinking why did she buy two of the same nail polishes?!?! LOL
The price is $8.99 each.
2. One 'n Only Argan Oil.  I got this oil from Bed Bath And Beyond. This is my favorite oil to put on my crazy curly hair.  When I use this it is usually when my hair is wet from being washed.  The cost is $12.99 and most of the time you can find a 20% off coupon code:)
3. The third item is V.S. Pink Ready To Party Body Mist. OH MY LIPSTICK!!!!!  This smells so amazing! It is the perfect mix of pink lotus flower and apple!  A very girly scent.  The price is $18 or 2/$25 or 3/$30.
4. C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve.  This is a multipurpose product.  You can use it on your knees, elbows, face, lips and lastly cuticles.  I used to use this on my lips but it wasn't very good so I decided to start using it on my cuticles.  I use it two to three times everyday and it works miracles!  Now my cuticles look super nice and moisturized.  The price is $7.50.

5. eos lip balm in Raspberry Pomegranate.  This is a wonderful lip balm to just put on for a nice shine and healthy look to your lips.  The price is $3.99.

6. NYC Glossy Balm in Applelicious Pink.  This is a balm with a little bit of color.  Perfect for when you are on the run.  It feels super nice on the lips.  I am definitely going to be purchasing the rest of the NYC glossy balms.  The price is $2.99.
7. Elf Shimmer Gloss in Dream and the NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige have been my two favorite glosses of the month.  The elf shimmer gloss is a beautiful light pink with a little gold shimmer.  The NYX gloss is a gorgeous pink with a tint of nude like coloring.  The price of Elf is $2.00 and NYX is $5.00.
I hope you ladies enjoyed my August favorites.  Thanks for reading!

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