Touch in Sol | Mascara + duo chrome eyeshadow

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Hi Lovelies,

K- beauty have really been trending this year in makeup + skincare, trying new brands gives me an idea of what to look forward to with brands & products, well the brand I’ve reviewed recently is touch in sol. 

Touch in sol is a Korean brand, that was founded in Seoul, Korea. This particular brand creates affordable, fun beauty that showcases a variety from skincare to cosmetics. The brand develops products infused with natural botanical ingredients that are cruelty-free.

I have tested out 2 products from their inclusive line; first is a Voluminous mascara & the other is a dual duo-chrome eyeshadow.

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Stretchex stretch lash effect mascara

The Stretchex mascara is a volume infused mascara; enriched with silk protein to protect and elongate the lashes. I love this mascara the formula is not heavy & doesn’ t contain a lot of wax, no one wants spider lashes, this is a very build-able mascara, which you can manipulate how thick you want your lashes. The wand is curved and able to get each individual lash. The application is very beauty and the lash wear is impressive. I know we all been through the moments of taking off makeup, and the process can be long, but this mascara comes off with no problem; using something light like Baby oil, or Urban decay meltdown makeup remover gets it off super fast! super easy. This mascara is $22 USD, which falls in the price range of luxury brands. Now, is the product a bit expensive? yeaahhh, but like luxury brands, you question whether you’re paying for product or brand, in this case it’s both. K- beauty is a highly favored brand now a days, but as far as the product itself, it works as it advertise.

Metallist liquid foil & glitter duo shadow

Let’s chit chat on this product, liquid shadows have been the Gag! of the world of eyeshadow; and when you think about every brand jumped on the band wagon to create them from L’Oreal to Stila cosmetics, & K- beauty has joined the crew. Touch in sol have created foil/glitter duo shadows coming in various shades. The shades come in 9 different shades( swatched below) and the one I got to try was the shade Eldora, which was a pigmented Gold shimmer and a pressed gold foil.

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I really love the shade it’s really gold and creamy when applying, it does dry out a bit when blending, but as an all over shadow it works. The shadow has an angled doe foot  applicator, which allows a lot of manipulation in how much product is applied, so that’s definitely an advantage. The foil side has a flat spatula applicator to pack on the product, I really like this, just enough product comes out, but the fallout is so crazy, friendly warning! I would just say be careful, so glitter doesn’t get in your eye. I really like this shadow duo, it’s price is $24 USD, which is again a luxury price range, but you’re getting 2 shadow choices for the price.

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So what you think about K-beauty, have you tried the brand? Will you be trying the duo shadows? If so, “like” this post and “comment” if you love K’beauty……….

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S K I N C A R E x N E U T R O G E N A

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Loves,

How much does your skincare change? With the difficulties of the weather, & seasons, I constantly change my routine, but its definitely time to say “Boy Bye” to the routine changes and find something more long lasting.

I have tried the Neutrogena hydogel mask, Brightening hydrogel mask, and the capsule sleeping mask, and here are my thoughts.

HYDROGEL MASK

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Neutrogena has developed a hydro-GEL mask, unlike no other, ridding dry skin, and enhancing the dull appearance of skin. This hydrogel masks nourishes the skin with seaweed extract, and water in the form of flexible gel. This gel mask is translucent, and unlike sheet masks that dry down, the gel masks are infused with nutrients that keep its moisture and doesn’t dry out. I have combination skin, so I have the result of both dry & oily skin. Using this mask, help to extract dirt and oil, but keep my moisture and natural oils in my skin, which does not give a total drying effect to the skin. What I love about the mask, is after using it for 15-20 min, you can refrigerate the mask, restoring a cooling effect that helps plump the skin, and helps with redness, the left over residue from the mask, can be rubbed into the skin as a moisturizer, leaving the skin soft & supple.

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The radiance boost brightening mask, contains Vitamin B-3, which boost the skins texture, and radiance. Skin that is dull & contains scarring; and redness, this is the mask for you. The skin mask fights against acne, while cooling the skin of redness, and dry; dull skin. The mask is only $2.99

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Neutrogena capsule sleeping mask

This travel size sleeping mask, may be small; but packs a big punch. The sleeping mask, is a concentrated gel mask, infused with hyaluronic acids, meant to target all skin problems; dryness, acne, aging, etc. I got about 4 good uses out of it, putting a little on, after cleansing my face, felt very moisturizing and gave me supple; hydrated skin in the morning.

After reviewing all the mask received, I can say that they are all successful masks. The hydragel masks, contains 50% more moisture than the sheet mask, and you get more uses out of them, the infusion of enzymes, and vitamins boosts the skin appearance in minutes.

I hope you enjoyed this post, if so be sure to “LIKE,” also have you tried the Neutrogena hydragel masks? If so, let me know in the comments,(If you want to check more of these mask out visit the sites below to learn more about the products)

Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask

Radiance Boost Brightening 100% Hydrogel Mask

Deep Clean® Purifying 100% Hydrogel Mask

Hydro Boost Hydrating Overnight Mask

Deep Clean Purifying Wash-Off Clay Mask

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Besthairbuy| Extensions

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Loves.

B E Y O N C E , L A D Y G A G A, R I H A N N A…anything comes to mind? Lets put aside the fact that they’re all Q U E E N S, and great performers. Well, being that this is about hair, these women are known for whipping hair, and being style icons.

Hair extensions are the rage of the hair world, besthairbuy hair extensions are not only a boost to play with length & volume, but if you’re into switching up your styles constantly, this is what you want to try. Hair extensions come in wavy, straight, or kinky; curly hair. This is Hair extensions 101.

Bonded Hair extensions, are strands that are bonded or fused w/ natural hair using heat. These hair bonds are detachable, and safe to use, the only thing is once taken out you’re not able to reuse them. 

Tape in Hair extensions, are wefts of hair attached to double sided tape, which is then attached to your natural hair. You’re able to part your hair, and place the tape wherever you want length, it is completely harmless to hair strands.

Sew in, this is the most popular styling of the hair extensions. Your natural hair is braided and the hair extensions are then, sewn into the braids. The braiding styles determine if you want a side part, or if you want the option of putting your in a ponytail. When getting a sew in you still have to wash it, because this is not a long lasting style. The sew in can last for a few months.

Besthairbuy hair extensions, should be cared for just as natural hair. Hair extensions keep your natural hair protected for heat, and environmental damages, but still if not cared for hair extensions can lead to hair shedding, thinning. Be as gentile as possible when styling weave, no pulling or tugging, because the hair can be tangled and cause slippage at the root.

Pricing varies to not only the style choice, but the type of hair you purchase, synthetic hair tends to be cheaper and tangle easily, but as for fun colors, or something temporary synthetic hair can be the better option, for all my unicorns this is for you. Human hair can cost hundreds of  $$$, but this is more natural looking, & last for a longer period of time.

I hope you enjoyed this post, if so be sure to “LIKE” this post and comment if you’ve ever tried hair extensions. If you want to learn more about hair extensions be sure to check out the links below.

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ISSA W I G !!

Loves,

How many times have you looked in the mirror and have been overwhelmed with what to do with it? Lace front wigs have dominated the world of hair, when you want to change your hair another color, style, or trying out a short do, this is the route to go. 

Lace front wigs, are wigs that are naturally sewn into a lace base that protects your hair, but giving the illusion of a natural appearance. Wigs naturally have the properties of protecting damaged hair, as well as, healthy hair growth. This is the #1 go- to of protective hairstyles. Wearing a lace front wig stretch over the entire head, while a the front of the lace is and blended in with our natural hair, giving you a natural hairline. Lace front wigs can be manipulated just like real hair, you’re able to cut, curl, style, and color it to what your preference is all why keeping your hair from harm.

Lil Kim, Zendaya, Rihanna, Cardi B, have all rocked lace fronts, and stays on trend, as well as style icons. Best hair Buy, provides various types of lace fronts whether it is full coverage or lace frontal, so what’s the difference between the two? Besthairbuy Lace front wigs, have a sheer lace panel in the front, that the hair is sewn in, and allows you to have a naturally blended hairline, so SIS if you like the FKA Twig baby hair look, then this is for you. A full lace frontal wig is constructed with a lace cap that covers the entire head, and allow movement and styles, that means if you like braiding, and parting your hair, this will give it a natural looking part in the crown area & lace closure. Full lace fronts allows ponytails, braids, top knots, etc. 

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See any thing you Like? Here are the various lace front wigs. The colorful hair colors are synthetic lace front wigs ( the 2 at the end), compared to the human hair lace fronts, synthetic hair is nothing like it, synthetic hair is wayyyy cheaper, and though it comes in more hair colors, for those who like to switch it up daily, you have to take care of these specific wig types. Synthetic hair can’t take as much heat as human hair, & the hair is not natural, so it tangles and knots up really fast.

I hope you enjoyed this post, leave some love, be sure to “LIKE” this post, and tell which do you like Synthetic wigs, or lace frontal human hair? Be sure to visit the Besthairbuy website, if you liked any of the products, or want to learn more about hair in general.

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VP | #HAIRGOALS

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Hair changes!! Everyone has experienced going short, dying it, the BIG CHOP! I can say that keeping your hair healthy is just as much of a routine as skincare. How many times have you searched google for ” How to get longer Hair?” or ” Best hair remedies?” I can say I type these searches in countless of times, and while there are truths behind some remedies, some remain a myth. The one remedy that does my hair justice every single time is the massaging treatment. 

Massaging, is the method of allowing blood flow to your scalp while also stimulation for new growth. I have talked about my hair scares, and damage for the past 4 years, and still in the process of growing, my hair has finally been restored to its natural state, healthy and new. For the years of dedication to get back my healthy hair I have been using Biotin, numerous oils, and my Groove massaging brush for stimulation. 

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The Groove Scalp Massaging Brush

Vanity Planet sent me the Groove Scalp Massaging brush to review, I have to say receiving any product from Vanity Planet is exciting, but this particular product I was anxious about trying. Here are my thoughts!

The Groove Scalp Massaging brush, is a water resistant scalp cleanser that relieves hair of dead skin cells and rejuvenates the scalp to promote healthy hair growth. The scalp massaging brush have an option to vibrate, while massaging, or you can leave it off, but the vibrating motion, allows blood flow and really gives your scalp a deep cleanse. Because of its water resistance, this allows you to use this scalp brush in the shower, the rubber bristles allows to remove gross dirt & oil, all while opening your pores, for fresh; new hair. 

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I hope you enjoyed this post, be sure to “Like” this post, and let me know in the comments if you love Vanity Planet. What’s your favorite hair care product?

This post is sponsored by Vanity Planet. All opinions are my own

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Issa Pink look

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Hey Lovelies,

So, I have a bunch of great news!!! Not only am I done with another successful semester of college, but I will take on as a beauty adviser at MACY’S. This news for me, couldn’t come at a better time, April has literally been overwhelming and I have decided to spend my summer building my clientele for my future goals. Now that I’ve told you the news, lets get into this hypnotic pink look.

Products used:

This look is super simple, here’s step by step how I achieved this look:

Fondation : L’Oreal True Match Foundation (W7) 

Concealer: Becca Bright Eye Corrector Concealer

Brows: Benefit Precisely, my brow eyebrow pencil ( Medium Brown)

BECCA bright eyes setting powder

LIDS:

Maybelline Color Sensational (Bold Pink) lipstick + Blending 

ULTA eyeshadow palette (fuchsia shade ) 

Makeup Forever Diamond Powder ( Gold)

LIPS:

Maybelline Color Sensational Powder MAtte ( Concrete Jungle )

HIGHLIGHTER:

Essences’ Pure Nude highlighter

 

ANd thats all, 1,2,3.. Done

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, I plan on having more looks to come… If you enjoyed be sure to “LIKE” and “Comment” what’s your plans this summer?

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