New – Coastal Scents Revealed Palette…Possible Urban Decay Naked Dupes??

Hey everyone welcome back!

So, while browsing, I found out that Coastal Scents has a new eyeshadow palette out called the Revealed Palette. The palette goes for $19.95 + to me looks like a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 1 + 2 palettes. See below for photos!

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In my opinion, the palette looks very pretty + the website reads:

“Expose your natural beauty with this exquisite collection of nude and metallic hues. These smooth, powdered shadows blend seamlessly to create an array of day or evening looks. The slim palette holds all twenty shadows, allowing for easy on-the-go application.”

I wonder if the eyeshadows are powdery at all…you know the kind that has lots of fall out + just plain messy! Hopefully not, because if it’s as smooth + seamless as they say, this could be a great buy for everyday use + for the upcoming holiday gifting season!

What do you guys think? Will anyone be buying this to try it out? For only $19.95, I am really tempted to buy this since I do not own the first two Naked palettes + plan to buy the Naked 3 this December. Maybe it will be a great product for a great price!! We will see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until Next Time,

LOVE, PEACE, + SHOPPING RECEIPTS

❤ Kai

Kommon Kourtesy – A time for Tea, Biscuits + Disscusions! “Introduction”

Tea time

Hey there guys!

Welcome back to the wonderful world of Kai! Hahaha.

So, on my YouTube channel I started (but ended) a segment I called Kommon Kourtesy. this segment was a vlog that I did in order to talk about things that were on my mind + to voice my opinions +  advise about different situations. I want to bring this back but in blog form where it feels more intimate + you can voice your opinions freely + we can have a true chat!

I feel that this should also be a relaxing time in your day so why not make this tea time eh? When you see a Kommon Kourtesy post, sit down, grab a blanket + bring along your favorite drink (tea, wine, water, soda, beer..What ever floats your pretty little boat) + a snack + lets have a great conversation!!

Please leave me suggestions in the comments section on what type of topics you wish to discuss (I am fine with anything as long as we respect each others orientations + opinions). I hope to hear from you + I will put together a starter topic soon (fashion, books, movies, food, relationships, society….so many options lol) so we can get this party….I mean Tea Party started!!

Until next time,

LOVE, PEACE + SHOPPING RECEIPTS!!

❤ Kai

Bath + Body Works Haul!!

Hey guys!!!!

OMG, I haven’t blogged in so long and it feels great to come back to something I really love doing! I have so many post planned and another update of what’s been going on in this busy girls life and why it has kept me from keeping in touch with all of you!

Well, I am sure you guys are all happy to hear about my life and adventures but I am PRRRREEEETY sure you guys came here to see what goodies I got from Bath + Body Works.

So, last pay day I decided that I really wanted to treat myself to some things. I needed some accessories, clothing staples (haul coming soon ^_^) and of course some body care.

UH OH…Gotta do my Happy dance!!

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Moving right along, I received a coupon code via email from Paypal to receive 25% off any purchase from B+BW so I said what the hey…I am gonna get some things I’m running low on!! The total after the discount was $40.87 (Not too shabby eh?? *nudge*nudge*wink*wink*) and that was with shipping because shipping was free!

Below I have some photos of the delectable goodies I bought and at the very end of this post, I have listed all the items in the photos and their cost. Checkout B+BWs and see if they are still having a sale so you too can stock up on your favorites!! Oh, BTW, the fragrance Forever Midnight is crazy delicious! ❤

Until next time,

LOVE, PEACE AND SHOPPING RECEIPTS!!

Antibacterial Sanitizing Gel 

BBW2

Shower Gels

BBW1

 Lotions and a Fragrance

BBW3

ORDER LIST AND PRICES:

** Not 100% sure why some say $0.00, I know the hand gels came in a set of 3 but it was $4 I believe**

Shower Gel
CASHMERE GLOW
Item #: 21434456
$9.37

Shower Gel
TWILIGHT WOODS
Item #: 21434366
$9.37

Shower Gel
AMBER BLUSH
Item #: 23437706
$9.37

Body Lotion
ASPEN CARAMEL WOODS
Item #: 21434816
$4.12

Limited Edition Preview Eau de Parfum
FOREVER MIDNIGHT
Item #: 23472666
$3.75

3-Pack PocketBac Sanitizers
I LOVE BUNDLE
Item #: 12619958
$2.25

Travel Size Body Lotion
VERMONT HONEY APPLE
Item #: 21486836
$1.87

PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gel
PUMPKIN CARAMEL LATTE
Item #: 21258326
$0.77

ANTIBAC 1OZ POCKETBAC GEL
I LOVE CINNAMON BUNS
Item #: 21399166
$0.00

ANTIBAC 1OZ POCKETBAC GEL
I LOVE SMORES
Item #: 21399156
$0.00

PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gel
I LOVE PUMPKIN
Item #: 21399146

Body Lotion
WARM VANILLA SUGAR
Item #: 21434136
$0.00

Body Lotion
TWILIGHT WOODS
Item #: 21434166
$0.00

Kai’s Fabulous Confessions #2

 

**NOTE** In the future, all my fabulous confessions will be in it’s own section now show above in the top of the blog!!

 

Hey all! I am back again with another list of my Fabulous Confessions! What’s yours??

My  Current Obsessions:

1. Dark Vampy Lippies

2. Royals by Lorde

3. Wedge heels + sneakersMy 

4. Fragrance

– Flower by Kenzo

   – Fame by Lady Gaga

  – Daisy by Marc Jacobs

– Forever Midnight by Bath + Body Works

5. Slacker Radio

6. Tomb Raider

7. Diablo 3

8. Satchel Handbags

9. Funky mobile phone cases

10. The top obsession….My BF ^_^ lol. I really like his face, what can I say! *Kanye Shrug* lol

Until next time,

LOVE, PEACE and SHOPPING RECEIPTS

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UPDATE!!!!! (WHY I’VE BEEN AWAY)

Hey everyone!

So, I know it’s been a long time since I said I would be blogging and posting on YouTube again but my life has been crazy busy!! Let me fill you in on the deets.

MOVING:

I just moved to a new apartment. I did have an apartment with my roommate but that wasn’t working so I moved out. Sometimes you just need your own space. Now that I’m in my new place, once I paint and get a few things, I can start making youtube videos again!! Yay!

I bought this pretty (and inexpensive ($1)) wrapping paper that I plan to use as my filming background. I am also working on purchasing lighting so I can do Makeup tutorials and fashion videos.

Here are a few pics of my apartment:

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Right now that’s all I have. My bedroom is just storage space at the moment and the kitchen needs some cleaning and organization.

BOYFRIEND:

Another thing that has changed in my life is my boyfriend! I haven’t been in a relationship for a long time and I met him and well, things changed. He’s sweet, nerdy, a cutie pie and his name is Charlie. He’s so fun to be around so I’m really glad we met!

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WORK:

I’ve been working a lot lately and that’s not only my 8-5 gig but my business as well. I’ve been away from Chic n’ Black Styling for a while because I’m working on new endeavours for the company. I think the next step will be our accessories and lingerie line. It’s so exciting but so much work!! In the end though, it will all be worth it!

My regular job has been insane too and I’ve been going through a lot of changes there as well. I will update you guys soon on that information, it’s exciting stuff!!




LIFE:

Overall, life has been crazy but a huge blessing all at the same time. I definitely have been having some tough issues to deal with so it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. It’s life, not fair yet surprising! I’m excited to get back to blogging and making YouTube vids for everyone!! If you have any suggestions let me know and I will start working on the YouTube suggestions I received as well. I thank you guys for your support as always and can’t wait to be back!!

LOVE, PEACE AND SHOPPING RECEIPTS

HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!!!!!!

Happy Holidays everyone!! I will back with new post during the week!! The Holidays have been crazy busy and there have been a few weddings and birthdays too so it put me behind a bit but no worries, goodies soon to come!! 2012 Baby!! Gonna be a good year!!


Much Love,

Kaiotee

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BEAUTYFIX.COM

This video is mostly about how Beautyfix works and the haul of the items I received. Stay tuned for the individual reviews!!
                                                                        Much love,
                                                                         Kaiotee
                                                                            xx

DARK SPOTS BE GONE!!

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and I am not a skin care specialist. I am only sharing information that I have learned and tried out myself. These are tips that I find to be affective for my skin type (sensitive + combination/oily) and could be helpful to others. If you have food allergies or are sensitive to certain products, please consult your doctor.

Hello all!
I wanted to share a tip with you today on how to fade dark spots left by problem blemishs or slight discolorations of the skin. I know everyone has had an issue where their skin looks great + smooth + just completely beautiful except for dark spots left behind by a pimple that you may have accidently popped too early.

While going through a phase much like this, I decided to mix up some things in my kitchen to see what would work best. I used grapes, strawberries, sugar, and even baking soda. The mixtures made my skin smooth + glowy (I will share those tips in a later post), but my dark spots did not fade very much.

Literally years + many dollars spent at Sephora later, I tried a new mixture. Yaaaaayyyyy!! I found a homemade mask + toner combo that helped to fade my dark spots + even out my skin tone.

LEMON MASK + GREEN TEA TONER

Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make your mask and toner:
A LEMON:

BENEFITS OF LEMONS:
– Lemon is a natural antiseptic which can aid in the healing of blemishes.
– Lemon contains: Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Calcium, Phosphorus, Carbohydrates and Protein, all things that are very good for your body and skin.
– Lemons are acidic + which helps aid in fading dark spots.
– Drinking water with lemons/lemon juice, can help beautify your skin from the inside out.
PLAIN YOGURT:

BENEFITS OF YOGURT:
– Yogurt has zinc, protein, and enzymes that help to soften skin. Also, yogurt’s antioxidants help to protect your skin from free radicals.
– Yogurt is more on the acidic side which is great for light exfoliation of the skin + aiding in the lightening of dark spots.

– Yogurt is gentle to the skin, so no need to worry about harsh chemicals or irritation.
GREEN TEA:

BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA:
– Green Tea contains antioxidants + has anti-inflammatory properties
– Green Tea applied under titanium and zinc-oxide based sun block can assist in helping protect you skin from the sun.

– Green Tea helps to detox the skin (and body) of impurities.
A FOUNDATION BRUSH:
(For application and mixing)

THE TONER

Brew some green tea + make it rather strong. A good green tea to try is A2AWorld Green Tea. Once the tea is complete let it cool. Once the tea is to a comfortable tempature for you, add in half a lemon or as much as you like. Add the mixture to a spray bottle + refrigerate for a nice cool toning mist or add to any type of container + use a cotton ball to apply to your face. I recommend these bottles for easy application. Use this after you cleanse your face + after you use your mask on those days you choose to use a mask.

THE MASK

Take a small bowl + add in 2 tablespoons of yogurt. You can adjust the measurements depending to your personal needs. After that add in a tablespoon of lemon juice + mix well with your spoon of foundation brush. Cleanse your face then pat dry completely. Use your brush to apply the mask all over the face (or area needed) avoiding your eyes. Let sit for 5-15 minutes then wash off with luke warm water. Next use your new toner.
AFTER CARE:
The lemon juice on your skin can be drying, so please make sure to use your normal serums and mositurizer after you complete your treatment. I recommend that you only use this mask up to 2 times a week + the toner every other day. If you know your skin can handle it, use the toner every day but lightly! The natural acids in the yogurt + lemon are going to help exfoliate your skin softly while having a non-abbrasive bleaching effect which will help to fade your dark spots + even your skin tone.
I hope my post was helpful + please let me know if you try this method!! Thanks a bunch! ::muah:: 😉
Kaiotee
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Collective Makeup Review




Hey all! Today in Cincinnati it’s rainy and gloomy so I decided to do a review on some items I recently bought. I can’t remember the exact cost of each item so I will try to update this a a later time. Also I’m gonna start my own rating scale by using a scale of 1 to 10 lip glosses. SO NOW…. ON WITH THE SHOW….

1.) Avon‘s “In A Wink” Eyeshadow sheets in look at me Lavender. RATING: 1 Lip gloss out of 10 *EPIC FAIL*. This product was my least favorite of everything I bought from Avon. You apply the sheets to your eyes and rub across it gently to apply the shadow to give the affect of a completed look. The sheet applies WAY to much product to the eye area. It doesn’t fit to the contours of every eye shape, it’s too powder like so it goes every where, and the pigment is really dull. The product comes with 14 sheets and I would not recommend this to anyone but if you do like it I would just apply the shadow with a brush and/or use Avon’s True Color eyeshadow quad in Purple Haze which is a much better buy!

2.) Dior‘s Dior Kiss lip gloss in Sorbet Meringue. RATING: 5 lip glosses out of 10. Okay, so I will admit to any one that I’m absolutely obsessed with Christian Dior anything! Anyone who knows me knows this but I rate this gloss low just for specific reasons. The gloss is really pretty with a white pigment and lots of shimmer. I rate it low just for this reason and for the texture. It’s not the kind of gloss you would wear daily and not the best for moisturizing the lips. The gloss however is great for adding high lights to the lips over a lip color and or to high light the cupid’s bow of the lip. Oh yes! The scent is heavenly; smells like a dessert. All in all this is a great product if you use it in these ways and it’ll last a long time to!

3.) Avon‘s Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion. RATING: 10 lip glosses out of 10! This eye makeup remover is one of the best I’ve ever used. After my disappointment with Avon’s eyeshadow sheets, I needed something to wipe it off with. I was actually really surprised how quickly this product took off all my makeup and not only that, it moisturized my skin really well. I highly recommend this product because it does exactly what it’s suppose to do and more. It’s a great buy and you only need a little bit on a cotton ball to wipe your makeup off; this will make last you a long time.
4.) Maybelline‘s Dream Liquid Mousse and Super Stay 24 HR Wear Foundation in Cocoa – Dark 3. 10 lip glosses out of 10! Best foundations I’ve ever used. Really beautiful finishes for both products and they blend in really lovely with my skin. You don’t have to use a lot in order to get full coverage. The 24 hour stay foundation is my favorite since it’s getting warmer out because it stays on through sweat, rain, dancing and it doesn’t transfer on to your clothes. This is a brilliant product and I completely recommend this. The Dream Liquid Mousse is another good one but I would use it in cooler weather and this one rubs off a bit more, so you just have to be cautious with your attire.
5.) Maybelline Eye Studio Eyeliner in Blackest Black. RATING: 10 out of 10 lip glosses….No actually this one is off the charts! OH MY GOODNESS! This Eyeliner gel pot is so amazing! It’s another Maybelline product that last for 24 hours. I fell asleep with this on and I know I should not have but I did after a party I went to with a friend. The next morning I woke up and looked in the mirror and not an inch was out of place or smeared. This eye liner comes with a nice little liner brush and it’s only 8 bucks! GREAT DEAL!
Well that’s all for today kids but stay alert for new products to come!

Interview: Diva Beauty Creators the Agency

Quan Green,
Fierce, Independent, Chic, Real, Honest, and Down to earth. These are just a few words to describe the lovely CEO and Booking Agent of 
Diva Beauty Creators the Agency. I had a chat with Quan right after her agency completed work on the Evelyn Lambert runway show and 
I wanted to share this experience with you all. She’s located in Atlanta, GA and if you happen to live there, you need to book a beauty consult because this agency really knows their stuff. At the end of the interview I will post the contact info for you. Be it hair, makeup, or fashions, they can help you. I hope you enjoy this interview and learn something from it as well!
::20 QUESTIONS WITH QUAN GREEN::
(Kai) What made you finally decide it was time to be your own boss?
(QG) When I realized that I could make a living at it. I never liked following the rules and always knew working for others wasn’t for me. One day, when I was “in between jobs”, I did a calculation on how much money I would have to bring in monthly in order to survive, and I worked my butt off until I achieved it.
(Kai) Exactly what is it about fashion and beauty that drives you?
(QG) I love it when people are confident, especially women. I admire professionals who work in the beauty & fashion industry,
because we have the ability to make people look good, which results in them feeling good as well. As a former counselor, I know that people are unstoppable when they are feeling their best.
(Kai) At what age or time were you when you knew fashion and beauty was something you were great at?
(QG) To be quite honest with you, I’m not very creative or artistic. But, I am good at planning, organizing, communicating, and connecting the dots. I knew combining those skills, with the talent of the Makeup Artists, Hairstylists, and Wardrobe Stylists that I represent, would result in something great.
(Kai) What happens to be one of the most memorable occasions for you during the building progress of your company?
(QG) The most memorable occasion was when I first notified people that I was starting my agency. The next day, my inbox was filled
with people trying to do business with me or inquiring about ways that they can be down with Diva Beauty Creators. There’s nothing
like the feeling of being in a position to help others.
(Kai) Where do you see Diva Beauty Creators going in the future, be it five months or in five years?
(QG) Diva Beauty Creators will definitely be THEE go-to agency of the East Coast, within the next five years. And, within the next 10 years, Diva Beauty Creators will be THEE go-to agency of the world! My long-term goal is to open offices in South Africa, Paris, Toronto, and India.
(Kai) What is the number one beauty secret you recommend to all women?
(QG) Love yourself! You can’t put any magical products on a broken heart, past hurts, and low self-esteem. However, if you love yourself, you will always do things to enhance your inner and outer beauty.
(Kai) Have you worked with a celebrity that was absolutely dreadful? Have you ever worked with one that completely surprised you?(No names needed lol)
(QG) Yes, of course. In this industry, I come across a lot of interesting personalities. One thing I do not tolerate; however, is someone being condescending to the talent that I represent. Some celebrities have a tendency to believe that they are better than everyone else. Sometimes I do have to step in and bring them back down to earth! LoL!
(Kai)Tyra Banks has started the BIO campaign to open the minds of the media and beauty industries to show that beauty comes in multiple forms, what is your take on this?
(QG) I admire Tyra for that and I know the BIO campaign will be a huge success, because it is needed. Sadly, the beauty & fashion industry is controlled by a small group of people who have their opinions about what beauty is. Unfortunately, a lot of people compare themselves to what others think is beautiful. I’m glad Tyra is giving the world a fresh view (and reality) of what beauty really is…finally!
(Kai) Who is your favorite designer and are there any up and comers we should watch for?
(QG) Valentino is more my style. I like to dress conservative, chic, and sexy. Valentino always seems to incorporate those elements into 
his designs. The world should definitely keep their eyes on Evelyn Lambert. We just did hair and makeup for her Fall 2010 collection, and I was very impressed with the vibrant colors and quality of fabric she uses. Her models were FIERCE too!
(Kai) Are there any particular charities that you believe more people should be involved in?
(QG) The charity for humanity. Right now, I don’t advocate for any particular charity, but I do believe that it is our responsibility to be charitable in our own communities. This can be in the form of donating to your local school district, homeless shelter, church, etc.
(Kai) On a serious note, what is your view about the new health care reform law and the nuclear security summit?
(QG) Uhhhh…did you see Michelle Obama’s dress that she wore for the inauguration? Lol!
(Kai) Hahaha.
(QG) No, on a serious note, I am for and against it. I have always been sort of a conspiracy theorist. I have always thought that the
government was going to impose some health care law on us; that way, it makes it easier for them to get everyone to have micro chips 
put underneath their skin. All my Christians know about “the mark”.
(Kai) In a time where the recession is very much an issue, what tips do you think women should use to be frugalistas?
(QG) Find fabulous pieces at upscale consignment shops and thrift stores. People don’t know it, but the thrift stores have very stylish and authentic vintage garments.
(Kai) Hey that’s how I do my vintage shopping!
(Kai) What is your number one must have accessory?
(QG) Diamond studded earrings!!!
(Kai) I’m wearing some right now!
(QG) You can wear them with everything: to the grocery store or to the Mayor’s ball!
(Kai) Do you have any style Icons?
(QG) Not really. But, I do admire Beyonce’s, Tyra
Banks’, and Victoria Beckham’s style. Celebs switch their style and image up so often that it’s hard to follow. The three women that I just named have been the ones who have had the most consistency with their looks.
(Kai) What’s one this about you no one would ever guess?
(QG) People would never guess that I used to be really sensitive as a teenager. Someone could make me cry in a heartbeat. When they
look at me, they see strength, determination, and power. If they only knew how jacked up I was as a child, they’d be really surprised.
(Kai) Has your family been supportive of you throughout your journey? How does your husband feel about his very independent and successful wife?
(QG) Lol! Now why you gotta go and get all personal, Kai?! No, but, my family is very supportive of me. My husband is a business owner himself, so he knows what I go through on a daily basis. He has showed me nothing but love throughout this whole process. It’s rare that you come across a man like that, I am so blessed.
(Kai) What advice would you give to a person trying to build their own empire?
(QG) Believe in yourself…no questions asked. And, if you have a hard time believing in yourself, believe in God. He knows what He’s doing.
(Kai) When you’re not hard at work, what do you do in your down time?
(QG) Now, down time is something I’m working at. If I’m not working, I’m sleeping, or getting ready to get to work. I would like to do some more personal travel though.
(Kai) Do men ever come to ask for advice on fashion and skin care?
(QG) All the time! And when they don’t ask, I offer it, which usually leads me into referring them to one of my stylists!
(Kai) How do you feel about the way our youth today are behaving? What are your views on how we can help them to be less destructive?
(QG) Parents have really got to step their parenting skills up. If parents had more wisdom on raising children, a lot of our youth wouldn’t be behaving so destructively. Parents should talk to their kids, encourage them, monitor their friends, spend quality time with them; and, most importantly, share the Word of God with them… that makes all the difference!
Quan L. GreenCEO & Booking Agent
Diva Beauty Creators the Agency
T (404) 749-7678
F (678) 909-0278
http://www.divabeautycreators.com
Atlanta | Miami | Charlotte | New York
Thanks again Quan! You made me laugh and you offered inspiration through this interview. You are an absolute doll and I am blessed to have met you! Thank you all for checking out this interview and as always Kisses and Hugs!
::Kai::