SAG Awards 2017 | Best of the Red Carpet

Hi Lovelies,

The Sag awards has made its mark this year with empowering speeches, first time winners, Denzel Washington_ well deserved, cast reunions and a lot of fashion. I watched the red carpet before the prestigious award show and all I did is scream “Oh My God” and “Gurrrrll” all show with my Chai tea in hand. The red carpet was nothing less than amazing and I’m here to talk all my favorites.

The theme for the red carpet seem to be not only monochromatic, but lots of pale shades varying from white to fair pink, as well as daring bold colors, and fashion rebels who deviated away from gowns and rocked pant suits, which I love.

Thandie Newton, Sofia Vergara, and the lovely Janelle Monae all nominated women dawned the monochromatic print patterns. I Love when a celebrity wears black and white against the bold red carpet, to me its just very classic. Sofia did something new, usually she wears the Zac Posen fish tail dresses, but she wore something shorter, and fairly tame for her taste, at first I thought it was a bit boring, but then as she talked to Guiliana on the red carpet and I looked at her more and more, I like it more, it was gorgeous and different, she also brought husband Joe with her this time, Go Sofia. Janelle is known for rocking black and White gowns and outfits on the red carpet, but this dress (* dramatic pause*) this dress looked so gorgeous on her. She looked so chic and beautiful, the dress was tailored to perfection, and the embroidery was beautiful AF. I think between all 3 women my favorite had to be Janelle Monae’ she just took the cake and she won along with the cast for Hidden Figures, so Congratulations!!

I love an all white dress, if delivered correctly, and these 3 women never disappoint. Viola Davis, wore a bustier sleeveless gown by Vivienne Westwood, and as simple as it is,  its still beautiful. I love Viola, she shows up to the red carpet every time slaayying life itself. Kerry Washington wore this off the shoulder gown that went to see through at the bottom, she was serving Olivia Pope on a platter, and I was enjoying it. She just looked so good and has to be one of my favorites. Natalie Portman always looks amazing, she is the face of Dior and if you’re a Dior Girl you will never look bad on the Red carpet or any event in general. Natalie knows her style, she is very elegant, and has this regal appeal about her presence. I’ve always been a fan of Natalie Portman, I just love her, fashion, actress, everything wise.

Emma Stone wore Alexander McQueen in this beautiful flower embroidered gown with an illusion paneling, and this was so beautiful. Winner for La La Land, she looked so gorgeous on the red carpet, Any time there’s an award I always look for Emma Stone, her quirky personality is very lovable, and her style is even more fitting. I Love this dress so much it looked so intricate, and I’m a sucker for detailing, and this dress was definitely one of my favorites. Claire Foy was nominated and won for Television series The Crown, which is not a bad show, any show dealing with overpowering royalty, I’m for it. She dawned Valentino on the red carpet and looked as regal as can be. The black chiffon over the color and the collar was beautiful. I loved her embroidery for the neck down, the hem of the dress was nice, I love a gown that’s past your feet, or a really long train. Any ways both women were winners and they looked the part.

The lovely women in black, Octavia, Amy, Sarah, and Kate all walked the red carpet wearing black. Let’s start with Octavia Spencer, a nominee for Hidden Figures, wore a black gown with peplum detailing made by Tadashi. Octavia has always been a women to know her body, all her dresses that she has worn in the past and even at last nights event fit perfect. She always look so gorgeous and with the minimal jewelry and slick hair, it gave me time to admire her styling and beauty. Amy Adams wore a black gown with a plunging neckline, and she couldn’t look more beautiful. She turned a LBD into a success red carpet winner, I love her look. Sarah Paulson, need I say more, she always look amazing she kills it in American Horror Story, she kills it in The People v OJ Simpson, and she’s a winner on the red carpet. Sarah switches her style up and it never fails she wore a sleeveless LBD gown by Vera Wang. Kate Hudson, wore a see through paneling black gown by Dior. As I said, “Dior Girls” never disappoint. I love how Kate wore a slick back hair and minimal jewelry to make the dress the main attraction.

I Love when women come on the red carpet and they show up in a daring color or print. Naomie, Michelle Dockery, Yara, and Sofia Bush all dared to be bold on the Red Carpet. I really loved these women all nominated women slayed in bold shades. I think Yara Shahidi looked the best, I’ve been following her style since Black-ish and just like her character Zoey, she does not disappoint. Yara wore Naeem Khan and everything about this dress was just perfect.

Time for royalty, I saved these lovely ladies for last for a reason. Taraji, Emily, Kaley, and Julie all made a statement in pale shades and embroidery that could make you clutch your pearls. Lets start with Emily Blunt, being that she was on The Devil Wears Prada, I always expect her to dress in all the couture and just slay the carpets, and what do she do, she slays! She wore a very beautiful gown by Roberto Cavalli, and it so gorgeous. She looked so feminine and elegant, not that she doesn’t normally look feminine, she looked like a princess. I love this color on her, its a very seasonal color, and on trend right now. I really like the hem of her dress, as well as the fitting. Kaley Cuoco was styled by one of my favorite stylist Brad Goreski, who styles another favorite Sarah Hyland, Kaley dawned Marchesa in a sheer illusion gown with little detailing, she looked like a fairy tale, gliding the carpet, I loved this look on her. Another favorite was Julie Bowen who wore a gown by J.Mendel, and she looked super sexy, I loved the sheer paneling, and the intricate design detailing along her dress she looked amazing. And lastly, the star, the queen Taraji P. Henson, she was the best dressed on the entire Red Carpet. She wore a mauve embroidered gown by Reem Acra, and she werked!! Everything that she wore I loved the hair, dress, and jewels, she was just perfect. She won for Hidden Figures, which was an amazing, empowering movie for women and anyone, actually. Her speech was so inspirational and I felt every word that came out of this queens mouth, but staying on the topic of fashion. I think…I know she was best dressed, she showed a great amount of skin, everything fit perfectly. I loved everything about her and a style choice, PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT!!

Well that’s all for me and my opinion on last nights SAG awards best dressed. If you enjoyed be sure to “LIKE” this post. Did you see the awards? who were your favorites? Did you love Taraji P Henson Reem Acra gown? Tell me who was your favorite in the comments.

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NYX Liquid Suede Lipsticks

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Hi Lovelies,

This is not a review, I brought all products with my own money, I just want to chit chat about the nyx liquid suede lipsticks because they are FIRE!!!

I love the NYX brand, year after year I feel like they are neck and neck with the high end brands, if not….better (*no shade*). Every time I go to target I buy one of their Liquid suede lipsticks, because these shades are heavenly pigmented.

I have a few of the older shades, but these shades serve me well. I have the shades: Stone Fox, Soft Spoken, Tea and Cookies, Amethyst, Sway, and Pink Lust. 

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The Nyx Liquid suede lipstick is pigmented, this is only one layer swatches, imagine if I had multiple layers, I know pigmented AF. I think that the shades carry a great consistency, they are very smooth when applying. I love the formula of the shades, do they stay all day, not really, but it leaves a tint on the lips which is nice.

The NYX liquid suede lipsticks are suede but dry as matte, I love a good matte lip, who doesn’t now a days, but it still has moisture even when it dries matte. Which I like very much.

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The applicator is long and on the thin side which is very convenient to get the corners and edges of your mouth when applying.

I look forward to their new shades in the Liquid Suede collection, the colors from what I saw are super bold and very pigmented.

I hope you enjoyed this little chit chat about the NYX liquid Suede lipsticks, be sure to “LIKE” and “comment” what’s your favorite shades in the collection? Have you tried the Liquid Suede Lipsticks? Do you like them?

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Diety America Hair care- Collection

PR samples courtesy of Diety America, all opinions are my own.

Hi Lovelies,

Hair Problems, something everyone goes through whether its heat damage, to thin, or just flat I haven’t came across a girl whos’ hair was just perfect, unless you’re Sofia Vergara.

It wasn’t until 3 months ago that I heard of Diety America, if you don’t know who they are here’s a little insight. Diety America is a hair brand that helps with healthy; natural regrowth. All of the products are based from Tibet, and Chinese herbal extracts, also carrying ginseng, wheat, protein, and Avocado. This brand couldn’t have contacted me at a better time, especially since my hair was in the process of breaking off. Through contacts they wanted me to review for them, and it didn’t take long to say yes.

What they sent were 2 leave in conditioners, Plant shampoo, a heat protectant, as well as, a serum dropper and a scalp treatment.

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I tried this entire collection in the course of 3 months, in moderation of course.Now that I’m done rambling, let’s talk about the products.

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The Super Gro Serum Nutmeg + Serum Gro scalp Treatment

I use these every night just to keep my scalp from being dry, because my hair soaks up moisture. The super grow w/nutmeg is very lightweight on my hair, it has a mentholated feeling when I apply it to my hair. Its made with Asian herbal extract, Chinese ginseng extract, Nutmeg Oil, Argan Oil, and Knotweed, all are ingredients made to grow healthy hair from the root, as well as, protect hair from breakage. With the nutmeg you definitely can smell it in the ingredients and feel a burning sensation as well. The Serum gro scalp treatment is similar to the super gro but without any nutmeg, or menthol. I prefer the super gro with the nutmeg, but both works just the same.

Leave in Hydrating & Repair Scalp Treatment / Deep Penetrating Conditioner

The Hydrating leave in conditioner and the Deep Conditioner were my favorite products to use weekly. The hydrating leave in conditioner is made up of Water, Soy Protein, Ginseng, Shea Butter, Asian & Tibetan herbs, and Knotweed. The hydrating conditioner I liked because it could be used as a styling product or just to condition and wash out. It really is a hydrating conditioner, it is kind of, heavy so you don’t need much. As most conditioners its meant to repair the hair and keep breakage from happening. I used this twice a week and by the end of the week wash it out, because the build up can cause your hair to feel sticky. The Deep Condition , is made of Tibetan Herbs, Aloe Vera, Ginseng, and Avocado, all ingredients that promotes healthy hair growth, and stops breakage. The deep condition acted like a hair mask, when you apply all over the hair it hardens and you leave it on for about 15 min, then wash it out. I think both of these combinations helped my hair the most, because I did use these as my holy grail products. If you’re trying to grow your hair, these are my recommended products, because these duos have a combination of hair growth ingredients, and you can use it weekly if not daily.

The Plant Shampoo

I really like using the plant shampoo, made of the same as the leave in hydrating leave in conditioner, the plant shampoo is an all organics shampoo that helps repair hair. I used the shampoo and the consistency is very thick, it smells like grass, yeah that’s how natural it is. It really did help my hair to stop breakage. I used this every 2 weeks and within the first months usage, I could see a difference. I really do like the way it lathers my hair and that its not filled with alcohol and parabens, which are both harmful to your hair.

Repairing Essence Daily Moisturizer lotion

I normally do not like lotions in my hair mainly because, lotions tends to make my hair sticky and stiff, The daily moisturizer changed my entire opinion about certain lotions. This daily moisturizer contains Amino Acids, Vitamin C5, Ironic Protein, and Collagen. This is a daily lotion, which you can use daily, but I only used it when I used the deep conditioner, to keep my hair hydrated and shiny. This lotion works really well, its not like any lotion I ever tried, its light weight, the consistency in my hair is nice, it doesn’t weigh my hair down at all.

As for the entire Diety America collection, I really liked the natural quality of the products, I have used tons of “natural” products but these products takes the cake. I think that as far as the ingredients, being free of sulfates, and parabens are always great. the shampoos’ and conditioners works well together. I highly recommend this brand to people who liiivvvee for organic and Au’ natural products.

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I hope you enjoyed my review, be sure to “LIke” this post, and “comment” if you love organic products like the collection in the post. Be sure to check out Diety America  

Until next time, xo

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Studio Gear Skin Perfecting Face Primer

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Hi Lovelies,

Finally 2017, a year of new beginnings, and a chance to step out of my comfort zone. I think there’s no better way then starting off the new year with a beauty review with a brand that I have grown to love.

 I have been using Studio Gear Cosmetics for over 2 years, and it seems every year their products get better and better, one being there new skin perfecting face primer. I have been using this primer for a little over month and already it’s half gone.

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When it comes to my makeup routine it never required the use of primers, but this primer has changed my outlook on primers. The prime objective skin primer, I can say that its comparable to the ELF mineral based primer. The skin perfecting primer is very light to the touch, and when applied to the face it has an airy like feel_which is good.

The perfecting primer contains a retinol that promotes cell turnover that decreases the appearance wrinkles and fine lines, it also has a milk protein that protects the skin from environmental toxins. Using the facial primer before I do my makeup, it feels like I used nothing, so that’s definitely a pro, it holds my makeup in place its not a heavy product so that’s also AMAzing.

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I feel after using this it’s pretty close to both ELF and Urban Decay’s facial primers, it’s very affordable, and my skin feels amazing all day, even with a full face of makeup. I really recommend this product, it acts as a high end product, and results will show a difference in primers.

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BTW you get a 10% off any purchase, if you checkout @studiogearcosmetics.com

CODE: BB because your awesome.

I hope you enjoyed my review be sure to “Like” and “commentwhats your favorite primer? Do you love the brand Studio Gear? If so, tell me.

Sponsored by Brandbacker.

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Belize in you | Skincare

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Hi Lovelies,

Winter is here and the topic of skin is a popular subject. I myself love a good skincare regimen, but with newer more prominent products coming out, my routine is constantly changing. When it comes to my skin its normally cleanse, tone, serum, and moisturize, so when I heard about Belize in you skincare I couldn’t wait to add them into my routine.

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Belize in you Marine and Body Care is a health/beauty company that uses all natural and raw materials for the Caribbean waters and Mayan mountains of Belize.

When I got contacted through pr agents to try a few items, I was excited yet hesitant, I literally had an entire conversation with myself, before replying back. When you get used to the products that you use daily, it kind of a switch up when you have to change it, but anyways I chose a toner and serum, just to see what their products can offer to my skin.

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I got the Marine mineral skin toner and the Rooibos tea antioxidant facial serum. Lets talk about the marine toner, the toner looks very much high end skin care, as a matter of fact the cost is pretty much high end, it retails for $55. The product also is 4 fl oz, so your getting a ton of product for what your’e paying. After doing a morning and night routine, I can see a bit of a difference, I’ve used this for about a month, and my skin feels very refreshed and hydrated, some toners have that drying effect on the skin and with the winter here, dry weather and dry skin are both negative factors. The Marine mineral skin toner has ingredients of water, seaweed extract, Phenoxyethanol, which I’m sure is a long word for natural..I guess, this toner is half gone I really enjoy using it, its lightweight, the only thing that that I can say negative is that the pump shoots out to much product, which is really wasteful, a little product goes a long ways.

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The next product I tried was the Rooibos Tea antioxidant facial serum, I was really excited to try this serum, this retails for $88, this serum is made of water (aqua), Red tea, phenoxyethanol, and Hyaluronic Acid. I really love this serum, its an antioxidant which is great to help pull toxins from the skin after cleansing your face, its really light, and liquid-y, you only need about 2 pumps, because its easy to disperse over your entire face. The Rooibos tea serum, is very nice, its wet on the face, but once it dries it gives the feeling  a tight mask. The serum is more easy to use than the toner, you can control how much you want to use, which is really nice.

I feel after using both in my skin  routine, has been a great addition, my skin feels very hydrated, and firm. I usually have a problem with scaring,  but they do seem a tad lighter, which is a bonus, but most of all it doesn’t dry out the skin.

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PR samples were sent to me courtesy of Belize in you, all opinions and photos are my own.

 I hope you enjoyed my review/post on Belize in  you skin care. What’s your favorite toner? Have you heard of Belize in you skincare? Would you be willing to give it a try? Let me know in the comments below.

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HASK | Chai Seed Oil

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Hi Lovelies,

For the longest, I have been a huge fan of the Hask hair brand, and trying their variety of hair collections makes me more and more excited for upcoming products.When I got the “okay” to try the new Chai Seed Oil shampoo and condition, I was so excited.

I have tried numerous Hask hair products that dealt with numerous hair factors from damaged hair to infusing healthy hair, the Chai Seed Oil was the ultimate addition. The Chai Seed Oil is meant to bring natural volume after wash and condition. Made with, Chai seeds cultivated in South America, Chai Seed Oil is a plant enriched with proteins, antioxidants, and Omega-3’s to give your hair a hydra-boost while washing. This collections is free of sulfate and parabens, and all drying alcohols, which cause breakage and weak hair.

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I have used the Chai Seed Oil duo twice in a month, and my hair feels super soft, though my hair is shorter now, my hair feels healthy and super light. I haven’t had to straighten it as much, due to how many antioxidants and vitamins are infused in my hair.

I love using this duo, the shampoo/conditioner duo is very light, because the ingredients are natural, it doesn’t feel like its weighing my hair down. The seed oil duo smells so good, *emphasis on the good*  I mean, on the record of smelling nearly all the collections sent my way, it doesn’t compare, but none the less it still smells pretty awesome.

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Overall, I highly recommend the Chai Seed oil, if you love big jersey hair, okay maybe that a tad dramatic, but if you love movement, and soft luscious locks, this is the perfect duo. You can find Hask at Target, Ulta, and any drugstore (Walgreens, Rite Aid etc).

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I hope you enjoyed this hask hair review, Have you tried the Chai Seed Oil duo? Do you love the hask hair brand? If so, tell me in the comments below.

Products are courtesy of Brandbacker, this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

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