Jolen and A Hair Free Summer

I’m a hairy beast, y’all. And don’t think this is a complaint. I’m not one of those women that needs to have a hair-less body. I completely stop shaving my legs during the cooler months and have no problem with the inch long hurr on my arms. It is what it is, ya know? However, in the summer, you won’t see me sporting hairy under arms, a visible ‘stache and beard and a bikini line that looks like a forest is bustin’ through. No shame in my girls who do sport those things but hey…it’s not for me. And this is why I wax, tweeze, thread, pluck and shave.

Jolen Facial Hair Remover

Buuuut, when I got the opportunity to test drive Jolen’s Creme Bleaches and Facial Hair Remover Kit, I could not have been more excited. Changing the color of the hair means I don’t have to head to my threading lady as often as I do now. Win! Jolen does a great job at helping users know that in order to get the best results, they should test the products on their skin first. I decided not to use the Creme Bleach just because I wasn’t sure of its efficacy for darker skinned people with dark hair.

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butter LONDON nail polish has a new formula!

butter LONDON

It has been forever and a day since I’ve heard anything new from butter LONDON nail polish. Yes, they’ve been releasing new collections and shades but when a box of their newest Patent Shine 10x formula polishes landed on my doorstep, I knew that big things were happenin’. 

butter LONDON nail polish

So many nail polish companies have been jumping on that gel thing and I’m just so excited to see something different. Just a regular ole’ formula with that promises to leave a shiny finish. Yes. I can do that. That works for me. I test drove these 4 shades…

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OFRA Cosmetics Mina Liquid Lipstick Review & Giveaway

OFRA Mina Liquid Lipstick

I told you I’d be back with another post showcasing the glorious OFRA Cosmetics. I’ve been slowly making my way around some of those goodies that I got from the blogger meetup. And when I heard that my girl Mina was the inspiration behind the brand’s newest Liquid Lipstick, I just HAD to buy one. I mean, yes, I wanted to support my girl, but ohmigoodness, I was in love the first time I saw that color.

OFRA Mina liquid lipstick

See what I’m sayin’? I can also understand how a shade like this may intimidate some people. At first glance, it appears to be a bit dark and vampy and fitting for the cooler seasons, but hey – don’t go around judging lippies at first glance, girl. 

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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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