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♥ Kai

NYX Honey Dew Me Up – First Impressions + Final Thoughts!

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Hello beauties!!

I know I’ve been gone for a little bit but I’ve been exhausted!! It takes me an hour + a half to get to work each morning and about a full 2 hours to get home!! My days are long + exhausting + sometimes I just need to rest so I hope you all understand!

So, this post (+ a few others coming up) are way over due but better later than never right?? So I purchased the NYX  Honey Dew Me Up Primer off of the NYX website. I tend to get all giddy and sparkly eyed when I see new items so I had to try it out! The primer cost $17 which I thought was a bit much but of course, I decided to buy it any way hahaha. Now, on to what I thought + the post I left on the NYX site.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

When I received my package, I was super excited and couldn’t wait to try this product. Right away I was put off by the spatula. That didn’t seem very sanitary to me. To explain my impression further, let me show you what I posted on the NYX website…

★★★★★2 out of 5 stars.

Not as geat as I was expecting…

I will post on my blog with more detail but, this primer just is not for me! I thought it would be amazing because soooo many NYX products are. This formula doesn’t seem to be any different when it comes to basic priming. The gold flakes are a bit random and not small enough to illuminate the skin. The product feels wet and sticky to me and makes my combo/oily skin a wee bit unhappy. Also, the packaging would be so much better in a pump form…much more sanitary. All in all this product has the potential to be great but I just don’t think it’s there yet.

 
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I do not recommend this product.
CURRENT THOUGHTS
I decided to try this product again after watching other reviews + talking to a few people + we agree that this product is much better as a serum and not a primer! When I use the product this way, I can actually see benefits. I first cleanse my face, exfoliate, then tone. After I tone my skin, the Honey Dew Me Up seeps into the skin must better + does not leave that sticky + wet feeling. After about a week my skin looked much healthier + plump. I feel like the gold in the product is still pointless but the ingredients are rather nice if used the right way. I really feel this product should be repackaged + marketed as a serum because it’s got great potential!!
Overall I am starting to like this product since using it the new way. Hopefully NYX will see that this is a much better product when used a serum! I hope you guys found this post helpful and I will chat with you again soon!
Until Next Time…
♥ Kai

Sponsored Review: Valentia Skin Care – Even Glow Serum Review

Hey all!

I am back today with a review of a new product that I’ve been trying out. So I am majorly into skincare and anytime I get a chance to try something new and cool, I am all for it. The product I received is the Even Glow Serum from Valentia Skin Care.

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Right off I want to say that not everything is for everyone so if it doesn’t/does work for me of course it may/may not work for you…on that note, this product did not work for me. 😦

 

I have really sensitive combonation/oily skin so sometimes just sunlight breaks my skin out. This product was unfortunately one of those factors that caused my skin to react negitively however, this could work great for someone with less sensitive skin!

 

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This product seems to be something that would provide amazing benefits and has some ingredients in it that I know has work wonders for a lot of people but in combination, make my skin break out in a rash. I sampled a few areas and had the same reaction in each area.

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

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OVERALL THOUGHTS

Overall, I again feel this products has potential. The scent is nice and smells like orange citrus. The color is also an orange color and looks like a natural shade not bright and artificial. The serum absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t feel sticky at all. very nice texture. If you don’t have sensitive skin, I think this will work for you. Give it a try and see how your skin benefits from it! Hope you found this helpful!!

UNTIL NEXT TIME…

♥ Kai

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Closet Confidential Tag!

 

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Hey guys!!

Hope you all are having a great, fabulous, and fashionable day! Speaking of fashion, I was watching YouTube and I watched a few people do the “Closet Confidential Tag”. Since I’m currently on hiatus from YouTube (trying to decide to end it completely or start a new channel), I decided to do this tag in blog form! I hope you enjoy and lets get right to it!!

Question 1: What is the oldest item in your closet?

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Yeah, I’ve had this shirt for a while (since Burning Crusade came) but I do have older items but they are in the closet back at my parents home. 😦

Question 2: What is the newest item?

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I bought these jeans from moddeals.com. I actually bought these 2 times smaller so I could have some weight loss inspiration! Oh, they were onlu $10 a pair!!

Question 3: What is the most expensive item?

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Currently the most expensive item in my closet (which is a bit odd lol) are these Oscar De La Renta sunglasses. I bought this pair and another pair back when I lived in Cincinnati. I have no idea where the second pair has gone and I looooved those. 😦 Sad Panda.

Question 4: What is the cheapest/most affordable item?

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I got this sweater from Torrid like a year ago for $1…yes, I said $1!! Best deal ever because it looks great on especially with a nice cami and tights!

Question 5: What was the biggest bargain?

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I know this isn’t a super cheap item but I thought it was a major bargain especially since I have been looking for a faux leather/leather jacket for ages! I found this baby on the Torrid website for $98 and I can pair it with almost everything. I will get so much wear out of this!

Question 6: What was the biggest waste of money?

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This was the dumbest purchase of my existence!! I bought this after “winning” an auction. This was not even the item I bid for! They sent me a whack knock off that looks absolutely terrible. That’s what I get I guess. I want to get rid of this thing actually! SMH….SMH :/

The Last Question (demand rather lol) in the Tag is: Show us your three favourite items right now!

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I know the shirt in the middle may be hard to see but it’s a beautiful long and flowy white blouse I got from Torrid. It’s completely sheer and has lace detailing around the shoulders. I love this top however, I have a hard time keeping white clean because I always get soy sauce or make up on it lol. The first item is a dress I got from Torrid for like $10 or so and I have yet to wear it. Trying to find a good strapless bra first. The shoes are so dope!! I love these shoes. They are wedge sneakers with silver studs… AWESOME SAUCE!!

Well that’s the end of the tag you guys! I tag all of you to do this and allow us to be your own personal creepers all up in your closet like R. Kelly! 😉

Until next time…

♥ Kai

Purple Lipstick Craze

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Hello beauties!!

I actually just recently (within the lats couple of years) have gotten into really loving lipsticks. Most of the time I was strictly a gloss/balm kind of girl and was content with that. I always thought my lips were too big to wear lipstick but I soon found out that was a lie and I embrace these kissers!

I always loved purple but didn’t know just how pretty a purple lipstick could look on! I still have yet to fine the perfect nude lippie but that’s a whole different story. I wanted to share with you guys my fave purple lipsticks and I want you to share your faves with me as well…I might need a shade you have! 😉

SWATCHES:

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LIPPIE TYPES:

Medusa – Glossy, almost like a MAC Amplified lipstick

Violet – A creamy satin matte

Pure Heroine – A MAC Amplified finish

Landinski – Matte Finish

Kooky- Matte Finish w/ a somewhat creamy texture (very long lasting)

**Medusa and Pure Heroine look very similar in photos!! Also, Landinski looks like a dupe for Pure Heroine in a Matte**

I know these all look similar but they look a bit different when worn. Also, the above shades work great with my skin tone so they are my go to’s at the moment! What do you  guys think? Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite purple shades are!!

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai

The Pretty Rock Girl Collection and Coupon Code (Expires 06-15-14!!!)

I stated before that I find wonderful gems on Etsy + I wanted to share with you another AMAZEBALLS find!! If you are into amazing accessories + just plain cool items, I think you will love the Pretty Rock Girl Collection. I have been so busy that I didn’t get to post this earlier + I have a great discount code for you at the end  but tomorrow is the last day to use  it!! Oh No! I am such an idiot but I hope you guys get a chance to use it while you can!

Below are some photos of items I found in the shop + absolutely love love love!!

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OMG…I love this stuff and it’s all so unique and will definitely help you to stand out in a crowd! DIVA status for sure! In order to use the special coupon code I have you, at checkout, enter the code SHEENA and you will receive 15% off!! HURRY because the sale ends 06-15-2014!! If you make a purchase please share with me what you got!

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Hope you guys find some amazing goodies + I will see you soon!

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai

 

NYX Macaron Lippie Swatches

Hello again beautiful people!! So yesterday I went shopping with a friend of mine + we decided to stop by Ulta. I haven’t been to Ulta in months so I was extra excited to stop by + see what they had. I was on the search for a really fluffy powder brush but I couldn’t find what I was looking for however, what I did find was the NYX Macaron Lippies!!

I am dark skinned so I am iffy about wearing colors that are too bright so I decided at this time I will only buy two + once I hunt down some complimentary lip pencils, then I will buy other colors. The two I bought were VioletChambord.  Here are the swatches for the two lippies…

SWATCHES:

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I really like the colors in the collection + I will buy more. They are $5.99 at Ulta + the texture is very creamy + smooth. The product kind of gets splotchy if you keep applying but I think wearing a lip primer before applying these will take care of that problem. Below I have included photos of me wearing both shades.

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Have you guys tried out the lippies? If so, what do you think? Leave me a comment + tell me what was your experience!!

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai