Lancome Grandiose Mascara review

Lancome Grandiose mascara

I love everything about Lupita Nyong’o. I hope she never fades away and continues to be in the spotlight. Dark brown girls hardly ever grace magazines that aren’t Essence and Ebony and I just think these beauty and fashion magazines could use some diversity. So keep winning, Lupita, my love. Please. I love her so much that I’ve got her on my vision board. I just find her spirit, drive and success so inspiring…

Lupita Nyong'o

Months ago I received a sample of Lancome’s Grandiose mascara and I put it to the test in early February. I don’t have many bad things to say about Lancome’s mascara. I think they are wonderful. I think they are consistently consistent when it comes to performance and I rarely have bad experiences with their mascaras. And this one?

Well…

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 143

OFRA Cosmetics

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

EauMG – takes a stroll down memory lane and finally reviews one of her favorite masculine fragrances. She can’t believe that this fragrance is celebrating a 20th birthday this year…oh, how time flies.

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage – Cinderelly! Cinderelly! Glitter.Gloss.Garbage swatched MAC Coupe D’Chic from the Cinderella collection, so check it out before the store launch!

Gouldylox Reviews – These palettes have not gotten much love and I’m not sure why. They are absolutely gorgeous to look at and to wear!

Love for Lacquer – Must have date night essentials? Love For Lacquer shares hers!

Nouveau Cheap – You know I love finding dupes for popular, expensive palettes. So did I strike (rose) gold with this one? Come find out.

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5 Tips For Ladies Getting Started In Makeup

5 Tips For Ladies Getting Started In Makeup 

I love getting small gifts from friends, family and co-workers, but as a woman, those gifts tend to be either makeup or bath gift sets. Now that I think about it, I’m not sure if they’re trying to tell me something with those gifts or not. Anyway, if you’ve never really used makeup, you might be wondering what you’re supposed to do with 30 different colors of eyeshadow or 15 different shades of lip gloss.

No worries, I’m about to share with you the five best tips I received when I first started using makeup. Trust me, they make life much easier and your makeup will look amazing when you’re done.

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Bulking Up Meat Loaf with Veggies

Veggie meat loaf
Vegetarians look away. If meat loaf grosses you out, look away. If you aren’t head over heels in love with meat loaf, look away.

I’m hoping I have some of you still looking. I get why people don’t like meat loaf. I mean, pretty much anything with the word LOAF in it that isn’t related to bread is a bit freaky. But in our attempts to get Elle to eat, we’ve triiiiied so many dishes. She actually really likes meat loaf. Like most toddlers, she runs from vegetables and like all overprotective parents, we try to find ways to incorporate vegetables in dishes that she already likes. I’m learning that the key with these crazy kids is to just psyche them out. With everything! Very deceiving, I know, but honestly…I never once said I know what I’m doing in this child raising thing.

I’m pretty much getting by with the hairs on my chinny chin chin.

Meat loaf meal

And so our version of veggie meatloaf was born. Take your recipe and add the following…

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Becoming A Better Writer – By Reading

2015 Reading List

For awhile, I forgot that I could read books. And this sounds crazy and all but I would gripe and complain about how I never had the time to read when um…I never made the time. Back in the day I ADORED books. I lived for them. I remember spending Saturdays curling up with a book and not moving for hours. I loved books so much that I decided to write my own. And I did. I have notebooks of handwritten stories filled of teen angst and lust. I still have them, y’all. 

I stopped reading around the tail end of high school because I was more focused on studying for tests and college entrance exams. In college, I was too busy reading for class to read for pleasure and after college I discovered blogging and spent more time writing than reading. In December of 2014 I decided to read again. I was inspired by Powerhouse Myleik Teele

A wise person once said that in order to be a good writer, you should also be a good reader.

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 142

NUANCE Salma Hayek Makeup Remover

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Clumps of Mascara – is running! Literally. The Iron Girl Clearwater race is in April and I can’t wait to run, walk and wog my way to the FINISH line.

EauMG – I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of posts featuring makeup products that match Pantone’s color of the year. Now let’s talk fragrance. Here’s my guide to perfumes that remind me the color Marsala.

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m not a pink lipstick kind of girl. But lately, everything is reach for is pinky pink. You’ve got to check out my favorites that are rocking my world.

Love for Lacquer – Looking for amazing Spring nail polish? The new KBShimmer collection will rock your world!

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CVS Beauty Buys + $50 gift card giveaway

CVS Beauty Club

As a Mom to a very talkative and energetic 2-year old, I love my me time, y’all. And it doesn’t have to be fancy. Shoot, a trip to CVS alone is considered a vacation to me. It happens often considering I’ve got a 3 CVS locations in a 10-mile radius. So when the fine folks at CVS/Pharmacy reached out wanting to do a little collaboration, I was like “Definitelyyyy!” 

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