Thursday, May 29, 2014

LEGS. Influenster Venus® Snap with Embrace Review

It's spring time, but in Texas it means it's the start of our summer. It's hotter than a jalepeno 75% of the time here in Houston and when it's that other 25% we just don't know how to act. But being that it's always hot, it means that we're always required to wear shorts, skirts and dresses to let our legs breathe in this 90 degree weather!

You can't have short skirts and shorts without smooth legs. I shave frequently because you never know where life is going to take you and where you're going to need to show off your legs. Influenster sent me for review the new Gilette Venus "In a Snap" razor. It's a portable razor that comes with a cute little carrying case easy for you to just slip in your purse, overnight bag or whatever.

This little baby came in handy this past weekend after I got dressed in some short shorts and noticed that there was some stubble. There were two options: Change into pants or shave my legs!  I broke the razor out and went to town. I mean I couldn't go to a Crawfish Boil in long pants, not in this Texas heat. It got the job done, FLAWLESSLY!

As the summer vacation approaches (although I'll still be at work throughout the week) this razor is going to come in quite handy for those weekend trips to Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and to the beaches in Galveston and Corpus Christi.

Kudos to you Gilette for creating such a cute little razor that fits perfectly in my small hands and gives me a great shave! Woo-hoo for Summer! #INASNAP

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                                   Gillette® Venus® Snap with Embrace

Friday, April 25, 2014


Wow. It's hard to find a lip product with great pigmentation and long lasting power for such a low price. It wasn't that hard for me when influenster sent me the NYC New York Color Expert Last Color. The super, packed with pigmentation shade I received was "Forever Fuschia" and what a fitting name. 
It's a fun, hot pink color that will look amazing on any skin tone. I've been wearing mine out a lot and it lasts for a long time. It's super creamy and it is not drying which is a plus. I'm excited to try some of the other shades of this lipstick! 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Broadway imPRESS Nail Review: The Remix

As you all already know, I'm a proud member of the website Influester! If you don't know, Influenster is a website where you give reviews about a plethora of products and they even send you a box of items to review when you qualify, for free!

I've gotten my first box of the year and it's the Uni VoxBox (post coming soon). In the box I received an item that I got from a previous box. I was a bit disappointed that I got the same exact color but hey, you can't really complain when it's free right? So, I put them on with no hesitation ready to get the same experience that I had last time.

As you can recall, last time they lasted about a week. This time, two nails popped off not even 24 hours in. I was devastated! I was out in public missing nails! I don't know what it was this time but it just wasn't right. I'm not exactly saying I would never use them again because I've had a great experience with them the first time around, but I am saying, be verrrrry careful when putting them on. Make sure you are firmly pressing down when applying them so that water and lotion (like they did to me) won't get in-between your nail and the press on.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Being Mary Jane presented by Revlon Event!

Everybody who knows me knows that I love Mara Brock Akil, her epicness and everything that she creates and touches is gold! She's hit another goldmine with Being Mary Jane, BET's first original scripted drama.

BET teamed up with Revlon and created a promo tour that everybody should do now! They traveled across the country giving out free mini-manis, chances to win great prices and most exciting of all FREE MAKEUP! Yeah, I know, what can I do with more makeup? But it's so exciting that I couldn't pass up the offer. My friend Cheyne' and I went to support Akil Productions and to check out the event.

New Shea Moisture Products! + a Braid Out.

Shea Moisture has this new line out that I had to try. One, because I love Shea Moisture. Two, I was looking for some new shampoos and conditioners to try out and three, this stuff smells soooooo good. It's the Shea Moisture Tahitian Noni and Monoi Smooth & Repair line. 

I purchased three of their products: The Conditioning Shampoo, Rinse-Out Conditioner and the Weekly Treatment. 
Oddly, the Weekly Treatment is a before you shampoo type of thing. You also have the option of doing it on dry or wet hair. It just seemed weird to do it on dry hair so I wet my hair up and applied it throughout my hair.

 I really don't know if I have heat damage or not because I don't know what my hair looked like wet when I was little. My mom was always quick to blow-dry my hair and flat iron it. It wasn't until I was in high school and started doing my own hair that I noticed I had a slight wave pattern. So this picture below is what my hair looks like wet. 

 After about 40 minutes of being under the dryer I got from up under that thang! This is what it looked like after wards. 

 Then I went in with the Shampoo and Conditioner and once again this is what my hair looked like. 

 Then I went through a dilemma of whether or not I was going to flat iron my hair. I decided I didn't want to and to just do a braid out. A lazy braid out might I add. I don't have the type of rollers that you can put at the end of a braid so I just let it go free lol. This is actually the morning after...

 ...and this is what I got! 

I wasn't really feeling it but my family all came over that day and were complimenting me on my hair so I guess it wasn't too bad. Usually if I want to do a braid out I'll just cornrow my hair back so I decided to try something new. 

Until next time....

<3 -B. 

Brush Cleaning!

So I'm an avid watcher of YouTube videos whether it be comedy, music videos, or which might be my favorite, BEAUTY VIDEOS! So I've gotten a few tips from assorted videos about washing my cosmetic brushes and kind of meshed them all together and made them into my own routine. 
 I use a compilation of items. 
  • L'oreal's Power Moisture Hydrating Shampoo I use this for its soap properties. It's also a hydrating shampoo so it won't dry my brushes out. 
  •  HEB Brush Cleaner, I used this because it's clearly a Brush Cleaner. This is more of a spot cleaner though for when you just want to get a color off a brush for another use. 
  • Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil Coconut Oil has a lot of great uses. Sometimes I use this to take my makeup off with a cotton pad. It works exceptionally well for my face so I figured it would do great with the brushes. 
  • HEB Rubbing Alcohol. We all know that alcohol kills germs and I have acne prone skin. I need to make sure whatever bacteria or germs that have found their way to my brushes gets the Irreplaceable treatment and gets sent to the left! 

 I pour all of my ingredients into a cup and create my concoction. I mix it all with a spoon and begin my cleaning process. I dip my brush in, use the ridged sides of the cup to help agitate the makeup buildup in the brush. Then, I take my brush and place it under running water to get all the suds and excess makeup out and lay it on a towel for them to dry! 

I used the drying time to clean out my makeup drawer in my bathroom. It's just a recycling bin of things I don't need or don't use anymore. I suggest you do the same because you get to create space for all the new goodies you've been dying to get! 

Happy Cleaning Y'all! 

<3 -B! 

Happy New Year!

First and foremost, Happy New Year to whoever comes across this blog post! I hope you all had a good 2013 and are preparing to have a great 2014. I know that for me I had a lot of highs and lows in 2013 and I'm ready to go on a new adventure with 2014. 

Secondly, I want to say that no matter if no one reads this post or I get a thousand hits, I still want to blog about things I feel just. Whether it be somewhere I've been or something new I've tried out, I want to share! 

I have taken a lot of pictures of things I've done and new products I've bought, received and tried out. So the next few individual posts will consist of those types of posts! 

Have a safe, healthy, blessed and prosperous 2014! 

<3 -B