Ever since 2014 when MAC released the Viva Glam Rihanna I have been hooked and purchasing every collaboration since. The Viva Glam lipsticks and lipglasses are released twice a year, once in the beginning of year like around January and another toward the end of the year like September. The colors have not disappointed me thusfar. With that being said, when I heard that MAC’s spokesperson (each year it changes) for this year was Taraji P. Henson I had to snatch up both the lipstick and lipglass as soon as I could. Not only because that’s my girl, been loving her ever since the Baby Boy days, but also because the purchase of the Viva Glam collab goes to a great cause! 100% of the proceeds when you purchase the lipstick or lipglass goes to help with women, men, and children living and affected by HIV/AIDS. I love shopping for a cause, not only am I getting a great product, but I am also giving to charity. Literally a win-win!
It has been a while since my last post, but I have missed you all and am back at it in full force! So this is the first day of March and I have some amazing new products by Younique to tell you all about that just launched TODAY!! In case you aren’t familiar with the company, it was started back in September 2012, by brother-sister team Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft, with a mission to “uplift, empower, validate, and ultimately build self-esteem in women around the world through high-quality products that encourage both outer and inner beauty and spiritual enlightenment while also providing opportunities for personal growth and financial reward.” WOW, what a powerful mission statement! You may have heard of 3D Fiber Lashes+ Mascara…well that’s Younique! It’s amazing how much the company has grown in less that 5 years…from expanding their products to having presenters across the globe EMPOWERING women everyday!! Continue reading
I have been using Anatasia Beverly Hills Lustrous lip glosses for the past couple of weeks and I must say, I really like them! I ordered the Lustrous Lip Gloss Kit from Macy’s last month and shipping was super fast. I literally received the kit like 2 or 3 days after I placed my order. I am super late posting this review, but bare with me! I used to be a total lip gloss girl then I got addicted to lipsticks, but lately I have been adding lip glosses back into my collection, especially ones that are pigmented! It’s like having the best of both worlds.
Anastasia Beverly Hills currently has about 43 lip glosses in their entire collection, but in the Lustrous lip gloss set only 8 are included.
From bottom to top:
Gilded: a metallic Champagne gold
Dainty: an opaque retro pink
Sunset Strip: a fiery gold-flecked pink
Metallic Rose: a shimmery classic mauve
Weekend Barbie: A vivid bright pink
Date Night: a romantic ruby red
Socialite: a sophisticated scarlet red
Black Cherry: a moody plum purple
All of the colors are easy to wear except for Dainty, which required me to use a lip liner to tone down the brightness of the pink. My lips felt smooth and the lip gloss was not drying which is always a bonus when it comes to lip products. In general, these colors can be worn alone or paired with a liner or lipstick. If I had to make a choice between continuing to buy ABH lip glosses or their liquid lipsticks, I think I will have to go with buying more lip glosses. When it comes to liquid lipsticks, Kat Von D has my heart!
Have you tried any yourself? What are your thoughts?
As promise, I am reviewing Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Catnip since I have now received it! I ordered it from Sephora on Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11 it was delivered! Wow, super fast shipping! This color is so gorgeous and I didn’t find it to be super drying, but that could be due to my daily lip exfoliating routine. Catnip is a universally flattering shade and I am so glad I chose to order this instead of Pure Hollywood.
Clip in hair extensions helps make styling extremely versatile. I am by no means an expert at styling hair. I have always been a blow dry and flat iron kind of girl when it comes to my natural hair because creating curls and other styles, even simple ones, always seemed to go downhill. Lately I have been wearing my Irresistible Clip In Silky Touch Hair Extensions 16″ in Silky Rosewood 200g that I discussed in a previous post and have been loving the look they give me. Keep on reading!