Baby, Its cold outside….

Hi Loves,

When it comes to winter weather, the only thing you want to do is snuggle under a ton of blankets and watch reruns of Sex and the City w/ hot chocolate ( or wine), but there are those cold mornings when you have to leave the comfort of home to the outside bitterness, and who says you can’t be casual comfort, to take on the day. Here are some wonderful outfits and choices that will actually leave you feeling warm inside, and hot outside.

Over sized Sweaters

 

Cable Knit oversized sweaters |Cableknit Pullover |Bow Tie knit sweater

When it comes to over sized sweaters, its always best to buy them a size up, because “the bigger, the better.” With the brisk wind of the winter, over size will save your life, unless you live in California. I really like slouchy sweaters, the way they hang off jeans, looks like your not trying at all, which isn’t that the look we been trying to pull off for years. 

Tell me do you love Oversize sweaters?

MOM JEANS????

Ripped knee Loose jeans | Bleach Washed mom jeans

Mom Jeans?? I know who would have thought this would be the trend of trends. In all fairness mom jeans are the perfect jeans for the winter trends. Mom jeans fit loose but , tight in the right places, if you pick wisely. I put mom jeans on the list because, they can be worn with just about anything, and pairing them with an oversize hoodie, or jacket, bumps up the look 110%.

Thigh High Boots

Lacy Thigh high boots | Faux Suede Camel Thigh high boots | Pointed Toe faux leather boots

Its no doubt, thigh high boots are the #1 fashion essentials for the winter. Thigh highs, are just the main attraction of any outfit, also if you want those long model legs, these provide that illusion.

I hope you enjoyed this fashion post, and tell me in the comments what’s your favorite thing about the winter?

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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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Wish List| Sweater Weather

Hello Lovelies, 

It’s officially settled into the coldest part of Autumn, today through this Wish list “Gamiss” here are some ideas of sweaters, to keep you warm yet make a fashionable statement. Sweaters are the epitome of Fall weather, Flare Sleeves and off the shoulder Sweaters are the most popular, From Kendall Jenner to Rihanna they have been seen wearing this trend. 

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The sweaters in the above “wishlist set” can be found Under $20. Here are a few ideas, to change a  boring sweater into something VOGUE. 

I hope you enjoyed this wishlist board full of fall ideas, If you want to see more posts like this be sure to “Like” and “comment” what’s your favorite thing about the Fall. Head over to Gamiss, they have quality items that won’t break the budget. Until next time! xx,

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Vanity Planet | Zen Goddess Green tea clay mask

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Hi Lovelies,

Just to address the HUmungous gap of me not writing, I have been in school, and that alone is an explanation on its own, but I have been getting numerous things PR & buying the latest, and will be posting like a normal person….great to be back on my BOSS game.

Today I want to talk S K I N C A R E, a topic that I love more than makeup. It’s important to have a regime that is effective, I can’t tell you how many times I have switched out products, between luxury and drugstore brands, I could probably equal it to a semesters’ tuition, no Joke! At the age of, 22, you probably think, “hmm what skin problems?’ but with les stress, and being very active, there are 22 years of scaring, and sun damage, that has not yet healed completely. I have completely stopped listening to TV and have stopped reading into what youtubers use and decided to try things out for myself, unless you’re Zendaya.

 

 

I have been a fan of Vanity Planet, for a while now, they have quality products for the best prices. Recently I got to try out one of their sought out clay mask, I’m more of a sheet mask kind a girl, but the thing I like about mask in raw clay form, you’re able to mix and match ingredients that work best with my skin type. Vanity Planet carries 3 clay mask types; Rose, Charcoal, and Green tea.  I chose to try the Zen Goddess green tea mask, if you don’t know the benefits of green tea, where have you been? Green tea is all about improving skin complexion, and diminishing scarring of the worst sorts. The mask is $22 in between luxury & drugstore, which is right up my price range. 

When it comes to mixing my facial mask, I use honey, lemon juice, Thayers Witch Hazel, and drops of Tea tree oil, all skin brightening components. I use this mask, twice a week, and it really gives you a radiant glow. This is just the first part to my skin routine, this facial is followed by water cleansing, toner, and moisturizer. I really like the clay mask, they are totally worth it, for skin glowing properties and a step to a skin upgrade itself. 

Well that’s my skincare regime that I’ve been using for the past month and a half, super simple & easy. I really love the clay mask, and all its benefits, as well as, the availability of price range, the one thing I would say is in the future, I would love a complete collection toner, moisturizer , etc. 

Have you tried Vanity Planet? If so, what’s your favorite products? Also if you haven’t here are the links to the website, I really recommend the products, they are all spot on, and worth it. If you enjoy post like this, “LIKE” this post, and “comment” your favorite product. 

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Disclaimer: This was a PR sampling, I was gifted by Vanity Planet. All opinions are my own

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

Ultimate Moroccan Argan Oil | Review

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PR Samples were given for review, all opinions and photos are my own.

 

Hi Loves,

If you’re constantly changing your skin care routine raise your hand, If you have a regular routine that works well for * I bow down*

Ultimate Moroccan Argan Oil sent me some amazing products from their collection, If you’re not familiar with the brand here’s a little insight.

 The word ultimate means the best achievable or imaginable. As a manufacturer of high-performance Moroccan Argan oil beauty products, our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible hair and skin care products that deliver on their promises.

For centuries, the locals in Morocco, have used Argan oil for cooking and beauty. Derived from the fruit of the Argan tree, organic Argan oil is exceptionally rich in natural vitamins and essential oils.

From Argan oil shampoos and conditioners, to Argan oil treatments and skin care products, our natural, sulfate free and silicone free beauty products nourish all hair and skin types and infuse them with the moisturizing indulgence of Moroccan Argan Oil.

Our Moroccan Argan oil shampoos and conditioners are formulated to provide rich texture and brilliant shine for your hair, while supplying moisture to dull, dry or lifeless locks and enhancing color and curl to all hair types.

Lavish your hair and skin with the very best in hydrating beauty treatments – Ultimate Moroccan Argan Oil®

I tried the products each individually for 2 weeks and here’s my thoughts on all of it.

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The Ultimate Argan Oil Deluxe Exfoliating Soap ( IK mouthful) is meant to Tone, Exfoliate, and Brighten, ridding the skin of dead skin cells and giving the skin a natural glowing complexion. This was my favorite to test out, as soon as I got it in the mail I used it that night. This exfoliating soap is made of small exfoliating beads which you can feel soon as it hits the skin. Their are tons of exfoliating soaps that can be pretty abrasive on the skin, but this soap, in particular, is not abrasive, it almost feels like regular soap. I love using this soap on my face and body, it feels like it’s doing the work of 3 different body scrubs. After using this my skin feels smooth, and super clean, no need for the gang of cleansers, using the soap and a light moisturizer gets the job done. Since I’ve been using this soap my skin is incredibly smooth and I can definitely feel a difference in texture, as for the brightening of dark spots and skin, I don’t think I’ve used it long enough to see any improvement in that area, but that doesn’t change my opinion about the product, overall great product. It retails for $6

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I got to try 2 different sheet mask, one the Ultimate Argan Oil Brightening Mask + The Hydrating Mask. 

I love a good sheet mask, I mean you can just leave it on  your face and let it do it’s work, while you’re updating your Instagram page, or something of that nature. Both mask are infused with Argan Oil, and are free of alcohol, which is amazing. Lets start with the brightening mask, this mask is meant to restore balance in skin cells to naturally brighten the skin, as well as, hydrating the skin. I love any mask that will clear, and restore the healthy glow of my skin without stripping my face of everything that keeps it hydrated. Each mask box comes with 4 individual sheet mask, which is just enough. So far, I have used 2 of the 4 mask and really enjoy it. The product that the sheet mask comes in is what I’m drawn to, the mask is nice,but after it dries, it has left over product that you can rub into the skin, and it dries down, but not super drying. The brightening mask has to be my favorite, I can definitely see results with the uses, I really enjoyed it. The Hydrating Mask is meant to hydrate, and restore radiance in the skin, I’ve only tried the mask once, but in that one use my skin did feel hydrated and not drying at all. I will have to use this more, but the one time was great. Each mask set retails $45 which is pricey, but for 4 mask I feel like your getting your money’s worth.

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Lastly is the Argan Oil treatment serum,

I love serums, I have a ton of facial + body oils that get the job done. This serum is infused with Argan Oil, and high concentrations of fatty acids, and vitamin E. Now when I looked on the website it says its a hair oil, but I have been using this for my body and it seems to be working better than half my moisturizing collection. I love this serum, it’s super lightweight, and the smell is not overpowering. I’m half full with product, because I’ve been using it religiously since i’ve gotten it. I do love the way it works on my skin, and I can use it in my hair, so that’s just an added bonus. This serum retails for $16.

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I hope you enjoyed this review, if so be sure to “LIKE” this post, and let me know whats your favorite product. Have you heard of this Brand? After reading this post would you try their products? Let me know in the comments.

Check out their website if you want to check them out.

ULTIMATE MORROCCAN ARGAN OIL

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