Kenra Professional New Launches

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When it comes to my hair, I will go out on a limb to make sure it looks perfect. With so many damages of heat from straightening, curling, and the sun itself, trying to reverse the “heat curse” is a must, and the new Kenra professionals collection does just that.

Kenra Professional’s release of their Snail anti aging collection, is a 5 piece collection that is made to reverse dry; limp hair, and turn back time, you know that time, when your hair was full, youthful, and easy to manage, this collection may become your holy grail, I can definitely say the products are completely worth it.

I’m here to give the scoop to all my beauties!

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KENRA SNAIL COLLECTION

The Kenra Platinum Snail collection is an anti aging made to reverse time, on damaged hair, and give its youth back. I know that snail extract is great for the skin, but for your hair? The 3 piece shampoo, conditioner, & cc creme  is made to fight the 10 signs of aging: Dullness, Thinning, Dryness, Frizz, Breakage, Elasticity, Porosity, Scalp Irritation, unmanageability, and Coarse Texture, WHEWW!! that’s a lot. These products are cruelty free.

The Kenra Snail anti aging shampoo, conditioner, and the Snail CC creme, are a trio combined to give your hair the best boost of youth. My hair is very thick and absorbs oils in a blink, and yet my hair still gets limp and heavy with the slightest of cremes. Washing my hair with the shampoo and conditioner, really gets it back to it’s natural state, of being youthful. I have been trying to create a curl pattern, with all the damage, this trio was able to get rid of my brittle hair, and its now able to grow in health. Using the snail extracted CC creme, it gives my hair light moisture, without weighing it down, also NO FRIZZ!

KENRA PLATINUM HEAT BLOCK SPRAY 22

If you were to walk in my bathroom, you would see hella heat protectant sprays, from drugstore to the most luxurious, the problem is, with all the spending you would expect me to have one I can gravitate to, but its always a battle of which will work with the weather today. The Kenra Heat block spray is Enriched with Bee Propolis for unparalleled heat protection, this gives the hair protection against heat up to 450 degrees. I love having straight hair, its more manageable, and is a quick fix when I’m just waking up. I use this spray right before I press my hair, but before I press my hair, I allow the spray to absorb in my hair, and massage it for even distribution.

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KENRA SHAPING SPRAY

I never like using shaping sprays, because I knew most of them contained alcohol, which is very harmful to the hair, and can give it that sticky; stiff feeling, you know what I’m talking bout’. When I saw that this professional spray was Alcohol Free, I was overjoyed, I still had my doubts though. The shaping spray allows hold and protection, without hardening and loosing that volume and texture.

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Kenra Professionals is giving me all the feels, the complete collection can be found at ULTA, click the link to see the entire collection and all their Amazing-ness!

Kenra Professional Heat Block Spray 22 • Kenra • $23

Kenra Professional Platinum Snail CC Creme • Kenra • $25

Kenra Professional Shaping Spray 21 • Kenra • $19

Kenra Professional Snail Anti-Aging Shampoo • Kenra • $18

Kenra Professional Snail Anti-Aging Conditioner • Kenra • $18

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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

Jan Marini’s Hyla3D | Spring Renewal

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Hi Loves,

Skin can be a sensitive subject, for me personally. I have stage 2 eczema as well as highly sensitive skin, So summer time activities does not start until I have every skin care product to protect me from the wonders of the HOT sun, and summer heat.

Jan Marini Skin Research is one of the most respected brands in professional skin care. JMSR has formed associations with some of the world’s leading physicians and research scientists to develop cutting edge solutions to today’s most common skin concerns. JMSR has introduced a host of technological firsts, has been awarded numerous patents and has published multiple independent peer-reviewed studies on it’s products.

When I got the chance to try Jan Marini skincare skn renewal, I was a tad on the fence, because wrinkles have never been a huge problem for me, but the benefits of the Hyla3D goes beyind wrinkles. Hyla 3D contains (HA) Hyaluronic Acid, which is an ingredient that addresses skin problems such as; Hydration, increasing collagen and restores youth. Great benefits AMIRIGHT!!

I added this product to my skincare routine for a month and a half, and found that this product works really well.

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The Hyla3D has a very liquid formula that is not at all thick and blends really well into the skin. After washing my face, and using my skin oils, I use this product last, and it feels so nice on the skin. Because the product absorbs in the skin, it feels moisturizing on the skin and as it dries it feels almost matte, but not drying on the skin, what I like most is the consistency in the product, it doesn’t leave behind any residue like some products that can get really filmy.

When they say a little goes a long way, their not kidding, it only takes one pump and it spreads evenly on the skin, so you can’t possibly miss a spot.

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So final Results:

The product works well, it does take at least a month to start seeing results, but you can feel a difference in skin texture after using this product. My skin feels extremely hydrated, if you don’t have time for the whole “skin routine’ you can just wipe your face and use this product alone. I think its good to try it with your skin routine, and by itself, to see which works best for you, this is just my opinion, because not all skin textures are the same.

I hope you enjoyed this post, have you tried Jan Marini’s Hyla3D skin renewal? How did it work for you? Let me know in the comments, feel free to let me know your experience- Be sure to “LIKE” this post.

Feel free to visit Jan Marini, for more info on the product.

ALSO IF YOU WANT TO ENTER TO WIN some great skincare products (here’s a link->ENTER TO WIN

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All opinions and photos are my own,

VSX Lipglosses + Velvet Mattes

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Hi Lovelies,

It’s has been nearly a month since I’ve done any kind of post, but in defense I have been working on purchasing a camera, to give you better photos, and cross over to that professional lifestyle. I have a ton of PR, and I have been buying a ton of products that I want to share, I will try and post everything on time….I’ll Try… But enough stalling, Let’s get into this blog.

I have tried a ton of liquid lipsticks whether they’re Matte finishes, or glosses and normally I end up highly intrigued and buy everything, not like a normal person, so when I saw the lip products in Victoria Secret, literally flipped out. We all know Victoria Secret for being the “Sexy lingerie store” and Adriana Lima SWOON! But now they have descent makeup. 

 

Let’s start by talking about these lip glosses, I didn’t get a chance to swatch these in the store I brought these simply based off outside appearance. The packaging is beautiful and screams Spring, and not only that they really read as luxury products. When I swatched these shades they were a little disappointing, they were really transparent and light, but the color shine shades were more pigmented than the rest. I did like the feel of it on my lips, they weren’t tacky when applying it, though it takes about 40 applications to get the color on the outside it still is pretty and good if you don’t want dry lips.

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The Velvet matte shades are very pigmented, they show up clear as day. I like that they are not overly drying and still has sort of, a shine underneath. I really should have gotten more of these shades, because they are super pretty, they apply nicely, they don’t tug or pull on the lips. The only thing about the velvet matte shades is that when you dip the wand in from application, they have a clump of product at the tip, but that’s the only nit- picky thing I have with these.

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( From Top to Bottom)

Lip Color Gloss:

Escape ( light lilac w/ Pink undertone)

Paradise ( Hot Pink)

Peek a Boo ( Fair Nude)

Charmed ( Nude w/ Red undertone)

Velvet Matte:

Impulsive ( Red Shade w/ Pink undertone)

Scandalous ( Purple w/ Pink undertone)

Lastly is the Lip plumpers, I brought 2 of the same kind, uhhhhh!!!! Too Faced cosmetics has a lip plumper and I wanted to see how this compares to the Too faced lip plumper which was $22 BTW, the Victoria Secret lip plumper was half that price. I really like this lip plumper it doesn’t give you a plumped pout, but it does add a ton of gloss and shine, it’s infused with vitamin E, which is good for moisture. I’m glad I purchased 2 because traveling and being on the go causes dry lips, and this will help a ton.

I hope you enjoyed this little haul/ swatch post, I will definitely be posting more. If you enjoyed this post be sure to “LIKE” this post and tell me if you like the Victoria Secret makeup? Have you tried it? What’s your favorite shade in this post, if any? Let me know in the comments?

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La Perla J’aime la Nuit | First Impressions

Hi Lovelies,

If you’re a perfume Junkie *raise your hand with pride* We all have been there, we find ourselves walking past the perfume and a * Drop Dead Gorgeous* bottle is saying “buy me because I’m Pretty” my entire vanity is full of perfume bottles that just make it like a luxury corner, lol.

I recently got the chance to review the La Perla j”aime la nuit, which in french means ” I love the night” for a better translation. Okay, firstly is this bottle not living up to the beauty standard, this bottle is gorgeous , and smells lovely. I have been looking for this perfume for a while, and when I finally got a chance I didn’t grab, I snatched.  It retails for $60.

The La perla perfume has such gorgeous packaging, it comes in a little black box, with a little rainbow detailing around the name.

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I really love the smell of the perfume It kind of smells like the Marc Jacobs Decadence and Dior fragrance had a baby, and this would be the product. The perfume has a musk, but it also smells very sweet in not a overwhelming way.

I really like this perfume overall, it really lives up to perfume expectations, I highly recommend it, for anyone to try.

All products, compliments of Notino, one of my go to for luxury perfumes and Beauty.

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Milani Liquid Lipsticks | Metallic & Matte

Hi Lovelies,

Liquid lipsticks are a huge part of the makeup empire, and nothing is more exciting than a new launch of makeup…..okkkuurr!!! When Milani came out with their brand of metallic & matte lipsticks I headed to every store that carried it and brought what I could, cause I’m still on a budget, LOL!! I brought 2 metallic shades and 2 matte shades. I really love the formulas, They are heavily pigmented, and smells like vanilla. I do think that the product comes out a little thick, and it is very drying, it took a soccer team of products just to get it off my arm, but other than that, I still love both collections and I will 9/10 have the entire collection by the end of the month. 

Well I hope you enjoyed my little review of the Milani liquid lipsticks, if you did “LIKE” this post and “COMMENT” your favorite shade. BTW this post is not sponsored, I brought this with my own money and all opinions are my own.

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