Simlu Strapless Bandeau Maxi Dress Review

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Simlu Strapless Bandeau Maxi Dress is perfect for sprint/summer weather. it can be worn alone or paired with a nice blazer for an added pop of color! It’s so comfortable. I usually wear a size small, but the dress is made of stretch material and comes one size fits all. This dress is also available in array of colors like black, red, and grey. I am actually looking forward to getting quite a bit of wear from this dress this season and think it is a good fashion addition to one’s wardrobe. It’s available now on Amazon at a super affordable price.

XOXO,

Brittany

Disclaimer: I received this product free or heavily discounted in exchange for my honest, unbias review.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks!

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Recently while on my lunch break I visited Sephora, my new favorite store, and decided to try the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks that I have been hearing about for awhile! Kat Von D recently released 16 new shades, 28 in the total collection, and I tried a few of them including Exorcism, Noseferatu, Vampria, Damned, and Bauhau5. I wanted to get them all, but the way my bank account is set up…nope wasn’t going to happen! So I ended up just getting Vampria, a deep reddish burgundy..insert sad face. Fear not for I will add more to my stash…now insert happy face!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are described as a long-wearing, full coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth, semi-matte finish. Let me say, that description hits the nail right on the head! All of the colors in the collection are to die for…not literally die, but you know what I mean! The collection includes:

  • Noble- petal pink nude
  • Bow N Arrow- fawn nude
  • Lovesick- mauve nude
  • Requiem- soft lilac
  • Melancholia- rose blush
  • Lolita- chestnut rose
  • Mother- dusty mauve pink
  • Berlin- warm rose
  • Beloved- soft coral
  • Double Dare- cocoa blush
  • Jeffree- hot pink
  • Armageddon- carnation pink
  • Backstage Bambi- hot pink
  • A-Go-Go- vivid orange-red
  • Santa Sangre- poison apple
  • Outlaw- brick red
  • Underage Red- bright crimson
  • Nosferatu- blood crimson
  • Bachorlette- dark reddish fuchsia
  • Bauhau5- deep raspberry
  • Vampria- deep reddish burgundy
  • Exorcism- ripe blackberry
  • Damned- black cherry
  • L.U.V.- rich violet
  • Susperia- bright lavender
  • Ayesha- rich lavender
  • Echo- satin navy blue
  • Wicked- pitch black

As you can see, you have everything from nudes to pinks to berries to reds to out of the norm colors (echo and wicked) to purples. With this collection I am sure that anyone can find at least one color that I fall completely in love with. I have tried liquid lipsticks in the past like the ones by Sephora, but I think I like these way better. The doe foot applicator helps with precision when applying. I would highly recommend exfoliating lips before use to help remove any dead skin because if not, once this lipstick sets, it will highlight all of those dead skin cells. We for sure do not want that, could kill the entire look trust me!

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As stated earlier I purchased Vampria, mainly because it was unlike any other color I have in my collection…at least I don’t think it is, anywho! I applied this around 4:30am before I went to work and I kid you not it was still on my lips when I got off around 4pm. Thats some serious longevity! Because I ate ribs for lunch, super greasy I know, I did experience some fading, but the lipstick was still there. Before the greasiness there was no transfer and no smudging even when I kissed my hand, drank something or snacked on some chips from the vending machine. I hate having to always check to make sure my lipstick is still there and with this I did not have to worry…that is until I ate something greasy but I experience fading with any lipstick when it comes in contact with oil.

When applying, it takes about two minutes to set so I would not recommend pressing lips together right after application, let it dry first; otherwise, you will experience some tackiness. No liner is needed when applying, just outline lips first with the doe foot applicator and then fill in. It applies evenly and one coat is enough, but you can apply two if you choose. You will want to work quickly with these because once it sets, it can be a little difficult to create any mistakes. You can wear them alone or use them to create the perfect ombre look, with another liquid lipstick or any other lipstick of your choice. They are available at Sephora for $20. With so many colors you certainly desire more than just one!

Vampria look

August Ipsy Glam Bag

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I received my Ipsy August Glam Bag and I am in love with the goodies! When I get that email telling that my bag has been shipped I stalk it until it finally arrives in my mailbox! Every month there is always something new for me to try! Ipsy was created by Michelle Phan, youtube beauty guru and on the site you take a survey regarding likes, dislikes, things interested in so they can try to customize your bag to fit your needs. For only $10/month shipping included I get 5-6 deluxe or full size goodies that are valued wayyyy over the price I paid. This month’s bag is probably my favorite of all the ones received in the past. Now let’s explore!

  1. Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Oil Treatment (deluxe size, valued at $4.99)
  2. Marsk Pro Line Eye Shadow Brush (full size, valued at $26.99)
  3. Hiraki Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Salsa (full size, valued at $13.00)
  4. Skone Cosmetics Luxe Doubler Eye/Lip Liner in Wine (full size, valued at $12.00)
  5. Skinn Cosmetics Luxe Waterproof Eye Liner in Navy Seal (full size, valued at $9.50)

So as you can see for only $10 I got $64.48 worth of products! Now that’s a deal you cannot beat!

The Marc Anthony Oil Treatment is amazing! Created with Mediterranean Olive Oil and Moroccan Argan Oil – the ancestral beauty secret of Morocco – it deeply penetrates to fortify, protect and condition hair. Vitamin E and Shea Butter hydrate and soften. This treatment is a lightweight oil used daily for strong, glossy, frizz-free hair. Whether your hair is curly, straight, thick or thin, this Argan Oil Treatment will become a daily staple in your beauty regimen. This stuff really does work and is available at places like Target, Walmart, and Walgreens.

I have never before heard of Marsk Cosmetics, but since being introduced through this bag I would love to see what else they have to offer! These bristles have been precisely shaped to create the perfect eye look. Whether you’re going for subtle or loud – this secret weapon of a brush will execute the perfect look when paired with MARSK Mineral Eyeshadows! What a combination! The bristles are so soft and really helps to create whatever look you are going for! This brush is available at http://marskcosmetics.com.

Now although I have never owned a Hikari product, I have been admiring them for a while just hoping that Ipsy would be so generous to include it in my bag before I stepped out and purchased it. The lip gloss I received is called Salsa, a classic red. It is a semi-matte that really packs a punch! It can be worn alone or over a lipstick to create an intense new look. It is opaque and I think it will look great on all skin tones! Of course I would recommend this product, I mean a girl can never have too many reds in her collection right?! There are so many other shades that I am now excited about trying. As an added bonus it is not as sticky as several other glosses I have tried like MAC’s Tinted Lipglass. The doe foot application makes it easy to apply as well! Check out this shade and many others at http://hikaricosmetics.com.

I love a great eye/lip liner and Skone’s Lux Doubler Eye/Lip Liner in Wine definitely falls into that category. This smooth, creamy pencil is an eyeliner that doubles as a lip pencil. It’s multi-purpose design allows you to create a pop of color to line the eyes, fill in the lids, or add color to your wings. Or use it as a lip pencil to easily shape, line or fill in the lip. I don’t use it as an eye liner because of the way the color looks against my skin tone. Nevertheless. it still makes a great lip liner. This is available at http://skonecosmetics.com.

Lastly, I received Skinn’s Waterproof eye liner in Navy Seal. I used to strictly stick to black eye liner, but now I’m starting to venture off into other colors. Although navy is still a dark color, I will slowly work my way to other colors. Got to take baby steps sometimes! This eyeliner is a pure luxury treatment liner that creates a smooth no-smudge line. It contains peptides, shea butter and jojoba to firm the appearance of eyelids and smooth dry lids. It’s waterproof formula and won’t come off until you want it to. Plus, it comes with a convenient built-in sharpener! I have previously tried Skinn Cosmetics eye liners and loved them so I knew this time would be no different! This wonderful product is available at http://store.skinn.com.

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Above from left to right: Skone Luxe Doubler Lip/Eye Liner in Wine, Skinn Cosmetics Waterproof Eye Liner in Navy Seal, Hikari Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Salsa

If you are interested in trying new products every month for a fraction of the price ($10/month) then I would highly recommend giving Ipsy a try! You can sign up at http://ipsy.com/new?refer=1x3yy. At $10/month you cannot go wrong!

Review: Incite Nutrition Biotin Vitamins

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I recently began using Incite Nutrition Biotin Vitamins 10,000mg and so far everything has been great! I have tried biotin vitamins in the past, but never of this magnitude so I was a little skeptical, but since using that skepticism has all gone out the window. The pill is very easy to swallow and I would have to recommend drinking plenty of water during usage. We are suppose to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day anyway right?! Got that covered!
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Since using these I have noticed my nails are stronger. I haven’t any weird effects and hair has not started to grow in all the wrong places! Hopefully it stays that way, I mean what girl realistically want extra body hair?! I sure don’t! My hair is currently in a protective style so I am not exactly sure what it is doing to my hair, but believe me when I do take my hair down I will do a follow up post to show results. The bottle contains 200 capsules, a 6 month supply and are currently on sale at Amazon.com for 19.98. Can’t beat that right?! Biotin is THE vitamin for promoting healthy hair and nail growth and that’s what we all want right? Can’t be a fashionista with unhealthy hair and nails, those two things can really make a difference. If you are looking for an affordable vitamin that will produce results please check these out. Of course, results may vary from person to person, but it is still worth a try!

Disclaimer:

I received this product free or heavily discounted for my honest unbias review!