Paula’s Choice Skincare Review

Woohoo y’all! I am so excited to finally be blogging about this skincare brand because ever since I announced that I’d be test driving some of their products, many of you gals mentioned how much you LOVE Paula’s Choice. This is a sponsored post through PRIMP and I am so fortunate that I got to try a line of items that were specifically recommended to me by Paula’s Choice fabulous team of experts.

Paula's Choice products

I’ve been playing around with these products for quite some time and as with all skincare products, my opinions may vary compared to the opinions of others. I will say that like with all brands, you will likely find the best results by using an entire line-up of a brand’s products versus just a cleanser, treatment or moisturizer. Make sense? Firstly, let’s see what items were recommended for my acne-prone, hormonal skin that gets blazed by the Florida sun daily.

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I Played With Nail Polish

The other day I played in nail polish. Y’all have no idea how long it has been since I had some fun and no pressure play time in my nail polish stash. It doesn’t happen often. In fact, it happened WAY more pre-kid. Now instead of playing in polishes, I’m too busy cleaning a kitchen, attempting to spend time with Esposo or just diving into my newest hobby, reading. But whatever. Sometimes you gotta take it back and play, man.

nail polish

And play, I did! These are all random polishes that I just grabbed from my stash. They are mostly from the Fall 2014 season and sent to me by the brands. Here’s to hoping there are still available should you fall in love with any of them!

 Zoya Savita nail polish

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Eddie Funkhouser Lips Are Perfect For Spring

EDDIE

Spring is here, y’all. I am forever grateful because I am just NOT here for that winter’y stuff. Floridian and all, I can’t even bother to think about leaving the house when it’s under 50 degrees. Laugh if you like but recently some of us ladies in the Makeup Wars received some faaaaabulous lipsticks from Eddie Funkhouser and they have been some kind of spectacular.

Eddie Funkhouser Lip Products

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Milani Matte Lipsticks = LOVE!

Milani Matte Lipsticks

I received these lipsticks some months ago and forgot all about them until my gal pal brought them up earlier this week. Milani makes fantastic matte lipsticks and they’re…cheap! When it comes to matte lipsticks, you either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. And I see why most folx hate them. They can be drying, not as long-lasting as a regular lipstick and they really make lip imperfections POP. The key is to constantly keep your lips moisturized.

Matte Milani Lipstick swatches

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Green Nail Polish for St. Patrick’s Day

Green nail polish for St. Patrick's Day

Okay, for the record – I am not Irish. Not even a little bit. I mean, maybe but I doubt it. Probably not. So yeah. I never get into celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve never had green beer and I’ll likely punch you in the throat if you pinch me for not wearing green. *snort*

Okay, I’m kidding. Maybe a little. But I DO looooove the color green. It’s one of my favorite nail polish colors. I know a lot of nail polish lovers will be whipping out green nail polishes out in honor of St. Patrick’s Day so I decided to highlight some of my favorites. 

 butter LONDON Thames nail polish

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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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Go To Beauty Products That I Really Can’t Live Without

Top Go To Beauty Products

My Makeup Wars girls are coming together again to share some of their favorite Go To beauty products. I’ve got a list, y’all. And I mean an incredibly lengthy list. Since I’m forever trying new products, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I probably have more Go To goodies than the average beauty lover.

But for the sake of time, I have chomped this list down to 5 items that I go to just about every day and use alllllll the time. 

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Zoya Naturel Satins nail polish collection

The most important thing about this collection is that Zoya is finally giving us a nail polish named Brittany!!!! Yes y’all! I’m pretty sure it wasn’t named after me, but I’m excited about it. Not Britney. Not Britnee. Just plain on Brittany. Yeah, I’m a bit of a name snob. Check let’s good at this collection…

Zoya Naturel Satins nail polish collection

I received this for review and this collection is a nice in-between Winter and Spring collection. This hybrid formula is a cross between a gloss and matte and I LOVE how you can reach full opacity with a good 2 coats.

Zoya Naturel collection

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