Gamiss Haul #1

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A lot of shopping sites such as Romwe, Shein, and other comparable sites are really coming up in the world of fashion, Gamiss has made the list. Gamiss has a huge selection of the latest in fashion, beauty, accessories, and other etc. While they carry amazing items, the prices is unbeatable, ranging from 50- 90% off items, if that doesn’t say SALE I don’t know what does. 

Recently, I got the chance to purchase some items and while there were hits, there was also some misses. The shipping process of the items took a while, about a 3 weeks, after the package arrived, and taking a couple hundred instagram pics, I finally looked through the package. I received one bag with 3 smaller bags inside. Here are the items that I purchased.

Lets start with Beauty, I got the Pure and Natural Aloe Vera Gel, which was just a 1 oz squeeze tube. I really like using the product, it doesn’t really have an aroma, and the product itself, almost dissolves into a water-y texture. Some gels have the tendency to feel very sticky, and this feels so organic and natural, almost if you have nothing on. Next product is the Blackhead remover face mask, this was the most hyped instagram product of the summer, and it does not disappoint. The tube is a 1 oz, and the a little dime size of  the product can give full coverage. When using the product allow the product to be spread evenly over your face before adding a 2nd coat, the mask dries matte, and peeling it is no joke!!

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I also purchased 3 clothing items, the first being this 90’s t shirt. I am in Love with this shirt, I rep the 90’s so much, because I was born ’95, but it just brings back so many memories. I got this shirt in a (M) and It fits perfect, the material feels thick, like a poly-cotton blend. I love this shirt because you can wear it in so many ways.

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Next item I got was a wine colored cable knit Sweater the sweater looks really nice, but there are some things I want to point out 1). The sweater fit to snug ( which was probably my fault) 2). It looked nothing like the picture. I ordered a size (M) which I probably should have gotten a (L) (XL), the sweater was suppose to fit loose, and off the shoulder, but It looks like a cropped sweater, but in spite of those 2 minors, I’ll find something to do with it, or maybe either give it to my sister. The color is gorgeous, it screams Autumn/Winter.

The last clothing item, was a 2 piece sweatsuit which was all black, and simple. The material was thick, and felt like cotton. The hoodie fit perfect a little loose, and hung off my body, the pants however, was super small, the paints did not hit the ankles of my legs at all, and they don’t hug at the bottoms like joggers do. I don’t completely want to get rid of it, I might use it as a workout outfit or sleep in it.

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Lastly I got some accessories, first were some mirrored rectangle sunglasses  these were so pretty on the website, and they were only $5. I love these shades, they are completely hallowed out, and they fit perfect on my face. Next, I got some men multi-colored rope bracelets  they were just 3 regular bracelets with a braided pattern on each, one of the bracelets were broken, nothing a little stiching can’t fix, these bracelets are really nice, I’ll probably by more. I also brought a set of Crucifix cartilage earrings these were super pretty. And lastly, I brought a simple titanium gold ring it was a simple gold ring, I brought it in a size 7. I like the way the ring fits, not to tight at all, and it also has a bit of weight, which I love.

Well that’s all for my first Gamiss haul, for a first time experience, it wasn’t so bad, the shipping was a little long, but all in all, it was worth the wait. I liked most of my items, a few minor misses, but not many. The products I purchased I was thoroughly impressed with for the prices I brought them for. 

Did you love this haul, if so “LIKE” and leave a “COMMENT” if you were born in the 90’s, if so what was your fave 90’s tv show?

post sponsored by Gamiss. (all opinions were my own)

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Burnt Orange Eye Look | Ft. PR Dirty Girl Cosmetics

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Hi Loves!

When it comes to beauty, I think enough is never really “enough” and when the opportunity comes to try a new brand or product, I’m quick to take up the offer. Most recently I got the chance to test Dirty Girl Cosmetics, and if you haven’t heard here’s a little insight. Dirty Girl Cosmetics was started in 2014, This brand is associated with the appreciation of being a confident women, as well as owning independence above all standards.

I got the chance to reach out to the company and propose a collaboration, because why not? Also, A beauty company on empowering women, yes Please!  I was sent what I like to call “heavens’ beauty package” which consist of Contour palettes, 2 eyeshadow palettes, and etc. After talking to myself like a psycho, and taking a ton of pics for my Instagram stories, I got down to swatching all the items in the package. So, with that being said, lets get into it!

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 The Contour palette contains 2 highlighter shades, 3 Contour shades, and 3 Concealers. This palette is a powder base palette, which mean there is some fall out.

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The shades in the palette are very smooth, and creamy application. When I used the highlighter shades they were so buttery. The shades are buildable in both the contours and concear, but because they are a powder form, they can look a little chalky. Here are the swatches, the highlighters come in a white champagne shade (first) and the other is almost a golden shade. They are both beautiful, I think that the feeling is very high quality, almost like Profusion or Stila. Overall while the palette has some misses, I will use it again, even if that means using it with other products.

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The Cream Concealer palette I got ranged in 6 shades from the coolest of white, to a warm tone brown. This has to be my favorite face palette. The palette had full coverage and was able to blend in perfect, Thank God! When I originally opened the palette I thought the shades doesn’t have much of a range, Its going to ruin my foundation, but once I used it there was no turning back. I love these shades they are super rich’ and build-able, I think a little goes a lonnnggggg way.

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Lastly, are the eyeshadow palettes, I recieved 2 one by the brand itself, and the other was beauty creations. Now, when it comes to eyeshadows, I think every brand is different, but in ways are similar. I tried both palettes, and lets start with Beauty Creations. Beauty Creations Nudes palette, contained 12 shades w/ 8 shimmer shades 4 matte shades. I loved the shimmer shades, they contain glitter, but who doesn’t mind a little extra shimmer. When I swatched the shades the shimmer shades seem more pigment, and more of a velvet touch, which feels really nice. I didn’t really care for the matte shades that much, they didn’t really build, they were really chalky, but when it comes to eyeshadows, they can’t all be winners. Even though the matte shades were a bit of a miss, the shimmer shades could do no wrong. The next palette was the Dirty Girl Cosmetics Blush Nudes palette, which contained the same amount of shimmer shades and mattes. I tried this palette w/wo  a primer to see would it appear more vibrant than what was appearing on my arm, and the shades were a little disappointing. I do like some of the shimmer shades; like the more rose-y and champagne shades, but the darker the shades, the more chalky the shades appeared. I can see myself using these palettes again, just for certain shimmer shades, But that’s just my opinion, Beauty Gurus test them for yourself and tell me if you have a different opinion.

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If you enjoyed this post, be sure to “LIKE” and “COMMENT” what’s your fave eyeshadow palette? Also check out Dirty Girl Cosmetics, to see the products shown in the post. Until next time! xx,

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My First Wig | Wig Review

Hi Lovelies!!

From Lil Kim to every Drag Queen in Herstory, wigs are a reoccurring theme of popculture. For a while now, I have gone doing my makeup looks with my natural hair, just because, I was more comfortable, but then I got to thinking, In order for things to stand out, I need to get out of my comfort zone. So what is it about Wigs that’s so intriguing?

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I had the wonderful opportunity of trying my first wig, and it felt amazing, when I tried on the wig, It was like my truest self had awaken. This lovely wig from Wigfactorydirect, and Rene, who is the owner of this amazing company, handmakes the products on the website. The wig I’m wearing is a Synthetic lace front, in this Salmon Pink color. I absolutely adore this wig, Its a really nice shade of pink, nothing crazy, I also like the length, Now I was prepared to shop it half that length, but then I thought, What would Beyonce do? 

For a synthetic wig, it almost felt like a blend, it was naturally sot, and didn’t shed like a dog. The only thing is be prepared to have a ton of neck strength, because of the bundles, it can be a little heavy at times. This wig is $50 which for the quality, is not bad at all.

My first experience wearing a wig was so much fun, and totally amps up my look, Don’t you think? But, the biggest question, is am I going to start wearing wigs regularly? HELL YEAH!! I would love to try more shades, more styles, all for the thrill.

If you like this post, be sure to LIKE & Comment do you Like wearing wigs? If so, Do you go bold, or keep it simple?

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WHEN Sheet Mask Review | Collection

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Holla, My Loves!!

My favorite things to do on my days off, other than drink a ton of coffee & watch reruns of Stranger Things, is relax with a nice facial mask. I have tried every facial mask from clay, to bubble, but one mask that I gravitate to time and time again is the sheet mask. While some mask, seem to extract all the oils, and moisture out my face, sheet mask calms any redness I have on my face, while locking in the moisture. 

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When facial mask is falling into its own category of developing a collection of mask that will take care of any problematic issue, which with skin is A L O T! When has a product line, of 5 mask meant to change the skin fit for the women on the go. Lets talk about each one, shall we.

  • 10 pm | A mask meant for tired skin
  • Glamour Base | The mask for the perfect primer base, before your makeup routine, begins ( Contains Collagen and peptides to help boost the skin)
  • Snow Magic |Brightening effects to give you a natural highlight and glow 
  • Travel Mate | Rejuvenating, perfect for the women who rushes out the door]
  • The Last Choice | Hydrating, When you need a perk of moisture and skin needs a drink of water

Each mask contains a different ingredient that helps boost, tone, moisturize, and firm the skin in a matter of minutes. Ingredients like Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Vitamin B3, etc; things that help the skin to process all those last minute runs, and meetings. The bio cellulose that is held within every sheet mask is able to hold 10x more moisture than any other sheet mask, which allows the mask not to dry as fast. Is that SHADE towards other brands? No, but other brands take notes. 

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I really like all the mask, the one in particular is the Snow Magic, simply because of its brightening affects. I have had a few dark marks, here and there, skincare has become a priority, keeping it healthy inside and out has changed my views on what products to use and how much I’m willing to spend. The Snow Magic sheet mask, has really great brightening affects, not that it changes your appearance or anything but the fact that it gives me a glow, and moisturizes the areas that are dead dry, I couldn’t stop using it.

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These When Sheet mask are available at Sephora, click the link to find out more, about the brand and products.

If you enjoyed this review, be sure to LIKE and COMMENT, if you ever tried the When Mask, If so, which was your favorite?

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The Facial Bar | Clear Skin & Glow’n

Hi Lovelies, 

When it comes to clear skin, I am willing to pay tons of cash for every great product created for skin, and I know I’m not alone. Numerous brands has come out with skincare as a branch off with the same promise, ” The #1 product that will make you toss your other products” well I actually came across a wonderful brand that show results. 

The facial Bar, a skincare & Beauty brand, sent me some samples to try out, over 2 months ago, and here I am with my review…..shall we begin.

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My skincare changes constantly, me being a black women there are numerous products that does not support my type of skin, which is constant back and forth with creams and products. The facial bar, is a skincare and beauty brand that supports women of color skin issues, like acne, dark scarring, etc. When I read more on the brand, I found out they are cruelty free, as well as free of parabens, talc, and formaldehyde.

I was sent a Diminishing clay mask, and a gorgeous highlighter.

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The Diminishing Scar clay masque, is made with all natural ingredients; Pumpkin clay, Tumeric powder, Cranberry powder, Aloe Vera, all things that your skin needs. On the website it says to use it twice a week, to see results, so I did just that. I really like this masque, it helped with the redness of my skin and cleared up some acne that I had on my cheeks. When you first put it on, it does have a slight burning sensation, after it just starts to harden. After using it the first couple times, I did see the improvement and natural glow to my skin. Being that this is a powder based mask, it allows you to mix it with other home ingredients, I used Milk, lemon, and honey ( which is a natural skin brightener combination). The product costs $16, which for a organic product is a really great price. Overall, this product does work for me, I like how it’s powder based, it gives you the choice of mixing it with whatever is good for your skin, or to use it with something as simple as, water.

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Highlighters have become part of a daily routine for, it seems like I don’t need to do a full face beat, just some highlighter will get me through the day. I tried out one of their highlighters and got the shade Rose. This highlighter is so beautiful, a picture can not do it justice, you would have to see it in person. I love this shade, its easy to build, and blend out. when I swatched it on my arm, it almost felt like air, it wasn’t clunky or chalky, it felt very high end, if not better. They have a 7 shades that looks great on all skin tones, for $14 ea. 

Overall, the Facial bar, has amazing products for amazing products, and being able to deliver high quality products, for affordable prices is even better. Don’t believe me, check out the Facial Bar

Simply Simplify your Skincare w/Simplicity Skincare’s Dual Pump Reversal Protection Complex | Review

Hi Lovelies,

Time flies, it was just the beginning of June and soon I’ll be back in class cue anxiety  

Summer is literally the most debatable season of them all, it super relaxing but,  with the sun; hot weather it really takes a toll on your skin, which can have you spending a summers vacation on skin products. In the weeks of being on break I have been trying this new skincare product that claims to put all other products to rest.

I’ve partnered with Brandbacker x Simplicity Skincare to test and review Simplicitys’ dual pump skin renewal   Reversal Protection Complex, and here’s my honest opinion.

I tried the Simplicity dual pump for 2 weeks ruling out all my other skincare products, but before here’s a little information on Simplicity:

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So how did the idea for Simplicity come about? One day, while at my Esthetician, I was admiring her skin. When I asked her what she used, she told me a very expensive eye cream all over her face and neck! Why? Because effective eye creams are highly concentrated and they do a great many things, from promoting cellular repair to increasing firmness to reducing wrinkles to fighting inflammation. Then I got to thinking wouldn’t it be great to have one cream that could do it all and have it be coupled with a serum that was equally as effective? I started talking to my girlfriends about it and the answer was a resounding yes! Hence the birth of Simplicity Skincare. My Reversal Protection Complex, which is derived by combining my Superior Serum with Moisture to give your skin all it deserves. I have been using it over a year and the results have been amazing!

So Simplicitys’ Dual Pump skincare comes with a dual sided pump, with one side being a light weight serum and the other a moisturizer. The serum contains Jojoba OIl, Aloe Vera, witch hazel, and vitamin E, free of phosphates, and Alcohol. The Moisturizer contains Vitamin B5, Aloe, grapeseed oil, primrose, and chamomile.

Trying the dual pump w/o any other product feels super natural, because its a serum and moisturizer in one, it was less time consuming and within a day I could feel a  difference in my skin. I used both in the morning/night after washing my face. The feel of the formulas is super light weight and the consistency doesn’t feel oily, or sticky. Its said to be a anti aging product, which doesn’t just cover aging, the ingredients also target acne, break outs, and blemishes, which I am constantly dealing with. 

Since I’ve been using it, my skin feels like it’s being protected from the sun rays, which is a huge factor in aging skin, and a few fine lines on my forehead are beginning to diminish. I feel like if I was to use the rest of this product in a month or 2, I will get the results I’m looking for, but so far so good. 

I hope you enjoyed my post on the Simplicity Skincare dual pump Reversal Protection Complex, be sure to “Like” this post, and tell me if you’ve tried it.

Want to find out more information on this product go to Simplicity Skincare 

Sponsored by Brandbacker. 

xx,

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