ShopMissA.com Haul!!

Hey Loves!!

Today I have another video for you and I hope you enjoy and leave me some suggestions! Kisses and huggles!!!!!

♥ Kai

 

 

Mini FOREVER21+ Haul!!

Ooooh, Another video! Please be patient with me because this is a reboot/starting over channel so better vids soon to come! I have new videos every Monday!!

♥ Kai

What’s in my Work Bag?? – New Youtube Channel!

Check out my new video and let me know what type of videos YOU want to see!!

♥ Kai

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

Sugar Skull Minerals: Review, Swatches, + Discount!

Hello Hello Hello my fabulous beauties!  Today I have a sponsored review for you. Victoria of Sugar Skull Minerals (Find her amazing Etsy shop here) was kind enough to send me some samples of her products as well as a sneak peek of her “Pool Party Collection” that will be released on July 4, 2014!! The collection is beautiful and I can’t wait to share this with you all.

SAMPLE COLLECTION #1:

Each one of these are swatched over Fyrinnae’s primer Pixie Epoxy except for the blushes (will be labeled).

 

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From left to right: Sweet Tooth, Drop Out (Vegan), On the Rocks, Walk of Shame (Blush) Pot O Gold (Vegan), + April (Vegan).

 

 

Sample Collection #2: Pool Party Collection

 

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From left to right: Sunkissed (Vegan – Blush), Sun Burnt (Vegan – Blush), Bikini, Marco Polo, Cannon Ball (Vegan), Deep End (Vegan), Margarita (Vegan), Beach Ball (Vegan), + Pina Colada (Vegan).

 

 

Thoughts + Extras!

Overall, I think these are really great products, the only thing I do not fancy is that Pina Colada and April look exactly the same on my skin because they are light colors but contain gold shimmers + only the gold picks up on my complexion, other than that, I love these! The formula is very smooth + the pigmentation is amazing!! I think my favorites are Cannon Ball + Deep End. Those Purple and Blue shades are just crazy gorgeous!!

Since the Pool Party Collection does not get released until July, you can actually PRE-ORDER the collection but you must do so by June 23, 2014 in order to receive a 30% discount!! Woot Woot!!  Do not miss out on this deal because I’m sure you will be like…”OH MAN…WHY DIDN’T I BUY THAT SHADE WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE??”” MmmmHmmm, you know we all do it, so don’t forget!!

Thank you again to Victoria for letting me try out these awesome products and please guys check out her Etsy shop! I have found some wonderful treasures on Etsy! I hope you guys enjoyed and I will be back soon with another awesome post!

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

My April + May Faves 2014

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Hello there great people of the world! Hope everyone is feeling awesome!! Today feesl really nice out but instead of going out, I decided to do a blog post about my monthly faves. I do plan to go out later though ^_^.  I really haven’t done a favorites…anything in a while, not on my blog or on youtube, so I felt it was about that time + this time I will try to stick with it as much as possible. Okay, enough of my rambling + lets get to it sugars!!

MAKEUP

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From left to right: Shades are Redwood, Guava, + Mauve. Bought these for $1 each at ShopMissA.com. These are really pigmented + look great on light + darker skin tones. Love’em!!

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I first heard about this product on YouTube + have been hooked since I found it in a beauty supply store while in Georgia while on a business trip. I also found it in my local beauty supply store + continue to use it. It works so well + could be compared to the Urban Decay Primer Potion. My eye shadow last ALL day + I just love it! It’s about $4. The only thing I wish was different is the packaging. If it was in a squeeze tube, I would be in heaven for sure!

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I love this Mascara so much! This is my 2nd tube + I will continue to use it when I want a less expensive yet super effective mascara. This mascara helps your lashes to grow + give you that false lash look. Such a great product! I think this was like $8.99 at my local Walgreens.

SKIN/BODY CARE

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I have been on a Rimmel kick lately so of course I wanted to try out their eye makeup remover. I must say, I really like this! I can get a great deal of makeup off with one swipe + that make things so much easier, especially when you just want to hurry + go to bed! This was about $6 at Walgreens.

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This product is a repurchase for me + I still love it. I use this along with the Rimmel eye makeup remover to remove everything before washing. This is $7 at Pretty + Cute

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I actually have had this in my cabinet for a bit now + just started using this combo + it’s a good one!! This combo helps so much with keeping my oily/combination skin in check which is great because I find myself having to blot a lot less!! I received this as a gift from Olay but I know for certain this can be found at drugstores!

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I love this little set. It has everything you need for proper grooming however, I don’t find the foil head attachment very useful at all. It doesn’t seem to make any difference to me. Maybe I’m just doing it all wrong lol,  This was $19.99 at Walgreens + comes with a brush head which helps aid in keeping ingrown hairs at bay.

FRAGRANCE

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I  received this in a birthday package a friend sent me + fell in love with it! This is my “Grown + Sexy” night out fragrance + I plan on buying the full size as soon as I can.  I have no idea why I didn’t try this scent out sooner but better late than never I say! You can find the fragrance at Sephora.

FASHION

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I love love love this faux leather jacket from Torrid. I had been looking for one forever + I finally found this and had to have it. I got it from the website for $98.50. This jacket looks so good with so many looks. I may need to do a lookbook styling this baby!!

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This watch is so cool. I really like over sized watches + think they are so chic with jeans, a graphic tee + blazers or with a nice billowy blouse. This one is really loose on my wrist so I have to push it up a bit but I don’t mind that at all. I got it from ModDeals + I think you should check out all the cool watches they have for really inexpensive cost!!

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I am really loving black + white wardrobe pieces. Anyone who knows me knows I love wearing all black everything but I have recently really have gotten into wearing a lot of white as well. The jeans are from Torrid + they are the skinny fit  for $58.50 + this kick ass Dalek  shirt  (I am an obsessed Doctor Who fan since childhood) is from 6dollarshirts for $8.00 ( larger sizes cost a bit more).

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed my favorites for April + May + please look out for my future favorites post as well as other deep post + beauty post.

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai

Birchbox #2 Unboxing May 2014

My Hair Care Routine!

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In my years, I have put my hair through a lot + then some! I have colored my hair, cut it , grew it out, cut it shorter than needed, curls, relaxers…I’ve done some major alternations to the locks the good Lord gave me + now, I want to grow it out again and make it healthy!

MY HAIR TEXTURE:

I have African – American, Multi-Cultured hair. My natural curls are very loose + my hair is very fine/thin.

HAIR HISTORY:

So about a year ago I cut my hair into a pixie cut. This was one of the shortest styles I had ever had + also the hardest to grow out. When I decided to grow my hair out, I started to wear extensions + weaves + after a while all the heat styling + relaxing to straighten my hair damaged it. My hair would break off + shed like you would not believe in the shower…OMG it was a complete hot mess!

After a while I stopped relaxing my hair + using heat on it + just shampooed + conditioned it + continued with wearing weaves. This made the situation better but didn’t fix the problem. My hair was dry + still shedding like crazy but after about 8 months my hair had grown out from a pixie cut to shoulder length  but, it was extremely damaged!

HAIR CUT…AGAIN:

I decided to relax my hair so that I could style it in a few ways but due to my hair being so fine, it just looked flat with no body or oomph what’s so ever. I decided to go to my local hair salon, HairMasters, + requested a cut that was not too short because I wanted to grow my hair out but enough to get rid of my dead/split ends + she did just that! My stylist got rid of all the dead ends + cut my hair into layers so it had body + bounce! A M A Z I N G!! My hair was now up to my ears but hey, it was the healthiest it had been in ages!!

MY CURRENT ROUTINE + LENGTH:

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I made it a priority to take better care of my hair so I learned about co-washing as well as vitamins that would not bother me (due to crazy fillers). I started using Hair, Skin + Nails by this stuff has worked really well for me along with my hair care regimen.  I chew 2 to 4 of these gummies  a day + I have noticed a lovely amount of growth. I couldn’t put my hair in a ponytail when I first got it cut (05-06-2014) + after 5 weeks, my hair had grown 3-4 inches! I was pretty impressed with that. My hair is continuing to grow and I can’t wait to update on that in some time as well. 

Now on to the good stuff…the actual routine!

I co-wash my hair about 3 times a week and use the below products:

Herbal Essence Naked Cleansing Conditioner (to remove any build up – used on days where I play hard!)

L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Conditioner (to moisturize and repair damage – used on every wash)

L’Oreal Total Repair  5 Deep Conditioner (used once a week)

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle (no pictured – used once a week)

Organix Macadamia Oil Conditioner (used on days my hair feels more dry)

**The other two products I no longer use**

After I wash my hair I comb it out which feels amazing because based on the conditioners I use, I don’t have any tangles or knots. My hair feels so soft + silky…the feeling of healthy hair! If I plan to let my hair air dry, I use the products in the photo below. The oils keep my hair moisturized without build up + the oil cream helps my hair to hold shape when I style. The cream can cause build up so I try not to use too much.

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L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Oil

Organix Coconut Milk Oil

ORS Olive Oil Cream/Hair Lotion

When I do blow dry or flat iron my hair, when it’s damp I use one of the oils on my ends + rub the remaining through my hair. I also use the Frizz-Ease 3 Day Straight all over my hair, comb it through then blow dry + flat iron accordingly. I have realized that this method has cut down on heat damage significantly but I still only do this method about once or twice a month to be safe!

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All in all, this method I have started works great for my hair. I love the way my hair feels + looks now! My main goal was to achieve beautiful heathy hair + I feel that I am on the right track to achieving that goal! What’s your favorite hair care routine or product? Leave a comment + let me know!!

UNTIL NEXT TIME…

♥ Kai