Spring Wishlist w/ Dresslily



Hi Lovelies,

Spring is right around the corner, so be prepared for the fashion updates to raid your emails, and get you ready for the season. Instagram is a great source of fashion inspiration, and what current celebs & bloggers are deeming trendy for the season, but you don’t have to pay hundreds of $$$ to get the look that everyone is wearing. Sites like Romwe, Zaful, & Shein, have provided some of the best looks for a reasonable price. Take Dresslily for example they have new arrivals for spring at affordable prices. It’s time to refresh your wardrobe! DressLily prepares the best high-quality but low-prices products for you. Want to read more on it, click the site for more.

Here are some Spring picks that will surely add some drip to your wardrobe.

  1. Fashion Zipper Jacket Bomber Jackets are definitely “In” at the moment. Choose your favorite color, and dress it up with some pins, this will add some edge to your outfit.
  2. Asymmetrical Skorts Ready for your Clueless fashion moment,” Skorts” which are basically a combined skirt & shorts, have made a comeback in fashion. Think you’ll be out of style in this, As if.
  3. Leopard Print Button up Prints are always a must-have, a button up can always be dressed up or casual w/ a pair of jeans.
  4. Floral print rompers Rompers are always great to have in your wardrobe, what makes for a better fashion statement, than being comfortable and dressy.
  5. Graphic Sneakers No wrong can be done with having a great pair of sneaks. Sneakers now a days can be worn in a versatility of looks, whether you want to wear a dress or just casual with jeans.
  6. Mini handbag There is no complete outfit without a handbag. Mini backpacks have been on trend in recent fashion updates, and guaranteed to turn heads. Backpacks aren’t just for school.

Using code “DLAnniversary” you get a 12% discount off purchases over 25USD, 50USD, 100USD.

Here are a few of my picks from my wish list, Anything you’re eyeing this Spring?

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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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Touch in Sol | Mascara + duo chrome eyeshadow

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Hi Lovelies,

K- beauty have really been trending this year in makeup + skincare, trying new brands gives me an idea of what to look forward to with brands & products, well the brand I’ve reviewed recently is touch in sol. 

Touch in sol is a Korean brand, that was founded in Seoul, Korea. This particular brand creates affordable, fun beauty that showcases a variety from skincare to cosmetics. The brand develops products infused with natural botanical ingredients that are cruelty-free.

I have tested out 2 products from their inclusive line; first is a Voluminous mascara & the other is a dual duo-chrome eyeshadow.

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Stretchex stretch lash effect mascara

The Stretchex mascara is a volume infused mascara; enriched with silk protein to protect and elongate the lashes. I love this mascara the formula is not heavy & doesn’ t contain a lot of wax, no one wants spider lashes, this is a very build-able mascara, which you can manipulate how thick you want your lashes. The wand is curved and able to get each individual lash. The application is very beauty and the lash wear is impressive. I know we all been through the moments of taking off makeup, and the process can be long, but this mascara comes off with no problem; using something light like Baby oil, or Urban decay meltdown makeup remover gets it off super fast! super easy. This mascara is $22 USD, which falls in the price range of luxury brands. Now, is the product a bit expensive? yeaahhh, but like luxury brands, you question whether you’re paying for product or brand, in this case it’s both. K- beauty is a highly favored brand now a days, but as far as the product itself, it works as it advertise.

Metallist liquid foil & glitter duo shadow

Let’s chit chat on this product, liquid shadows have been the Gag! of the world of eyeshadow; and when you think about every brand jumped on the band wagon to create them from L’Oreal to Stila cosmetics, & K- beauty has joined the crew. Touch in sol have created foil/glitter duo shadows coming in various shades. The shades come in 9 different shades( swatched below) and the one I got to try was the shade Eldora, which was a pigmented Gold shimmer and a pressed gold foil.

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I really love the shade it’s really gold and creamy when applying, it does dry out a bit when blending, but as an all over shadow it works. The shadow has an angled doe foot  applicator, which allows a lot of manipulation in how much product is applied, so that’s definitely an advantage. The foil side has a flat spatula applicator to pack on the product, I really like this, just enough product comes out, but the fallout is so crazy, friendly warning! I would just say be careful, so glitter doesn’t get in your eye. I really like this shadow duo, it’s price is $24 USD, which is again a luxury price range, but you’re getting 2 shadow choices for the price.

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So what you think about K-beauty, have you tried the brand? Will you be trying the duo shadows? If so, “like” this post and “comment” if you love K’beauty……….

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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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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Glossy Lid Look

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Hi Lovelies, 

Is it just me or have the “glossy” look taken over, when I open up Youtube, or my Instagram page, there it is, So I thought I’d give a try. Here is my red glossy creation, If you want to achieve this super easy look keep reading……..

Products Used

L’Oreal True Match Foundation (W7)

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Concealer (Light/Medium)

Haviic Single Eyeshadow / NYX cosmetics Primal pigment shadows

Becca Under eye brightening setting powder

Contour Palette ( Black Radiance)

Inner corner highlight- KleanColor rainbow highlighter

Nose Highlight – Essence highlighter

Glossy Lids – Forever 21 Glitter gloss

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I hope you enjoyed this glossy look, If so, be sure to “LIKE” and leave a “COMMENT” below if you’ve tried this look, If so do you like this trend?

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