Review: Jaclyn Hill Armed & Gorgeous palette

Hi Love’s 

ATTENTION❗❗❗ I have never tried MORPHE products— Ikr, how could I miss one of the biggest brands by far. Morphe is a brand that has went from small Indie brand, to one of the biggest makeup brands in the beauty world. Whether they have good or bad circulation, they always seem to capture my attention with their products and constant guru collaborations. I recently went to ULTA, and went a lil′ spending crazy & while I brought numerous things, I was most excited to try the Jaclyn hill’s ″Armed & Gorgeous″ palette by Morphe. 

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The Jaclyn Hill Vault collection, contains 4 eyeshadow palettes, all in which contains 10 highly pigmented shadows, yeah! Oh, and did I also mention it’s only $15. Out of the 4 palette’s I purchased the Armed & Gorgeous palette, and this review & performance will determine if I want to go back and spend more coin on the other 3 palettes. I have seen countless videos of other makeup enthusiast testing out this palette and there have been good & bad flack, but trust my opinion is my own, no one else. Jaclyn hill has collaborated with Morphe before, so I wanted to see what the hype was about with these set of eye shadows.

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Packaging

I’m all for presentation, the palette came in this metallic lettering—with confetti detailing. I think that the packaging is really simple & sleek, I really like that the design is on both the outside and on the palette, it gives it correlation. LETS OPEN DIS BABY UP! The palette itself has 10 shadows, and also holds a mirror, that is very luxury, not like those cheap deflective mirrors, like we see in knock off palettes. I really love this “yellow themed” palette — It SCREAMS FALL, the shades vary in warm browns and yellows, and features some really DOPE reflective shimmers. Also, this is a small detail, but I love shades that have fun, little nicknames, it just brings the palette to life, you know?

SHADES

The Armed & Gorgeous palette, is a warm tone palette, which has neutrals. I was very excited to swatch these babies, and see did SIS, pack on the pigment.

The color payout is satisfying, not all the shades are perfect, but the fact that there buildable shades makes up for that. After hearing that the palette formula was redone, I wish I was able to compare them, but I feel like it wouldn’t have made a difference, only because Morphe has it’s own specific formulas. I love the way the shades swatch, some were more pigmented than others — the range of shades are appreciated, I love that deep Olive green, even tho I’m not a big fan— Fall really brings out my yellows & oranges. 

Here are the swatches♥

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I can definitely say for any palette, shimmers are always pigmented ♥ The shimmers swatched like butter on the skin, and they don’t lose there pigment, also they are not chalky, which is really nice because I’ve had some TE-RRI-BLE experiences, but this palette I had no problem with fall-out or streakiness— Come on SIS, wit da pigment! This palette features 7 matte shades, all in which they range from yellow to green. I feel the matte shades were a bit harder to reach that color payout to match the color in the pan, but as I built on the shades it became more visible. The mustard yellows & burnt orange shades were no problem, they were matte, but soft to the touch, the shade were super pigmented and swatched gorgeously. I think the shade that made me put in more work, was the olive green shade ( Top Secret) but other than that minor tack, I dig the palette. I love how well the colors work together, they all compliment each other, they really give a sense of fall.

So I know I’m a whole century late on the Jaclyn Hill Vault’s, but how do you feel about them? Which is your favorite palette? Let me know if you’re a fan of MORPHE.

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🍒Cherries🍒

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Hi Lovelies,

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, recently the east coast was hit with Hurricane Michael, I hope and pray that everyone was safe, and recovered from that. 

This is a quick “looks” post, I was just playing with some makeup, and wanted to share it with you guys, hope you enjoy it.

 

Eyes & other stuff

  • Milani cosmetics ( shade *devotion* for my brows)
  • NYX cosmetics wunderbrow concealer shade * light*
  • *Milani liquid lipsticks *devotion* | Makeup Revolution reloaded palette| Haviic cosmetics
  • Elf Volumizing mascara
  • Wispie lashes ( ardell lashes)
  • L’Oreal true match foundation makeup * W7*
  • Black Radiance Contour palette ( light to Medium)
  • Fixate cosmetics * highlighter *

Lips

  • Too Faced Melted matte liquid lipsticks * Drop Dead Red*

I hope you enjoyed this quick weekend post, Are you ready for Halloween, let me me know in the comments?

khadijah!

WTF??? $1 Glitter Pots | Fixate Cosmetics

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Glitter Fanatics! Like you I love e x t r a sparkle, and believe no look is complete without it, what if I told you, you can get great pigment for cheap. By now, I think every beauty brand, both luxe & Indie, have come out with a glitter formula that only seems to improve every time….So tell me beauty queens do you prefer loose or pressed?

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I have had the pleasure of trying plenty of Indie brands, and now I can add Fixate to the mix. Fixate cosmetics blessed my makeup collection with some loose glitters and a really out of this world highlighter, and let’s just say I’m more than impressed with the pricing, and color pay off. After receiving my products, I did a little research on the site, watched Youtube, and after a days pass, I finally opened and tested the items I received.

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Glitter Pots

Fixate cosmetics have a choice of 30 glitter pot shades ranging in both cool tone blues to fiery reds, to even a white glitter—Like, what? Each individual glitter, is $2 which compared to a lot of other companies, is not bad at all. I really like these glitter pots, because they can be used on your nails, eyes, and face glitter, so you can definitely get a variety of looks. The shades that I got that I received were Purple reign – ( which is a lilac purple), Black Goddess – (Black w/ hints of navy blue), & fairy dust- ( silver), the color payoff is immaculate, especially for the pricing- a lot of glitters that are normally this cheap are those horrible glitters with that sticky gel / vaseline, uhhh just thinking about gives me chills, but not these glitters, they pick up easily; and are build-able, with the use of a primer of course. You can use your finger, but it applies better with the use of a concealer brush, it picks up more product. I also pat the product in the area I want it, because who rubs in anything, dealing with beauty. I really enjoy the glitters, I’m pretty much a pro at using glitter, but you have to start somewhere, right? This is a great glitter for beginners, or if you’re looking to start doing makeup.

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GLOW baked highlighter

When it comes to highlight, I’m pretty much obsessed, sometimes overly, but heyyy we all have our beauty obsessions. I’ve tried so many highlights, I probably could tell you the brand blindfolded— told you, obsessed— It’s just I know what I like & look for in a quality highlight. When I got my highlighter in the mail, I was so excited, and kind of had my thoughts planned as to what to expect. Fixate carries these Glow baked highlighters in shades Twilight, Opulence, & Baked. I received the Baked highlighter, which is a pretty golden shade w/ hints of champagne in it, retailing for $14. The highlighter is baked so you can expect a lot of fall out and tons of glitter, which I’m not mad about. When you swatch the shade it’s super light— almost like you’re swatching a marshmallow, is that a weird description, I can’t really describe it, I just know its soft and full of sparkle. When applying, with the swipe & flick of the wrist, be prepared to endure tons of fall out, but a ton of G L O WWhen applying this baked highlighter it’s best to spray some fix plus setting spray then apply it, this allows it to stay in position, and you can then manipulate the blending quality. Another way is to just wear it as a bronzer and shimmer affect, this option acts almost like the Fenty beauty fairy bomb glitter— and will look just as beautiful for a lot cheaper.

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As first impressions go— the products did not disappoint. The glitters and highlighters turned out beautiful, and the brand offers quality beauty products, for a amazing price— Capital on the AH mazing— I will definitely be posting again about the products shown in this post. 

♥here is the link to the products above, go check’em out & tell me what you think♥

Fixate Cosmetics

** Thank you to Fixate Cosmetics for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own**

khadijah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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sponsored by Brandbacker, all opinions are my own.

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 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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