Thursday, January 22, 2015

NYX Honey Dew Me Up Review--Serum for Angel Skin


I hope you all are well!  Today I have a review of a product that I have been loving for the past four months.  It's a face serum called Honey Dew Me Up from NYX cosmetics that is used to aid in providing moisture and elasticity in the skin, the cool thing about this particular serum is that there are actual gold flakes in the product...I'M NOT JOKING!  When I read the description online I was definitely skeptical but once I had the jar in my hand I knew that this product would be gold...literally.  

Clearly, I have been using this product daily as it has done wonders for my skin in keeping it radiant and moisturized.  I use it in the morning under my moisturizer and on occasion I'll use it at night.  The product is a gel like consistency and you barely feel the golden flakes that are inside.  It is a mixture of honey, gold, and collagen, all three which are beneficial in promoting healthy and radiant looking skin.  There is a scent but it is not overbearing, it reminds me of fresh roses, a scent that doesn't linger.

The top is attached to the applicator of the product which is a spatula, not my favorite type of applicator as this can be prone to product going everywhere if you're messy or apply your skincare in front of a fan.  It's not a deal breaker for me but I would much rather a dropper like the one found in the bareMinerals face serum.  This product is reasonable in price as well at $17 found at Ulta as well as on the NYX website.

You may run into to some trouble as I had in finding this jar of goodness at my local Ulta which resulted in me purchasing online just to save the hassle.  Overall, I think NYX has a home run in this product and I will continue to purchase...until the next great serum comes along.  LOL

Have you tried this product?  What did you think?  Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Beauty Wishlist 2014

Hey y'all!

The holiday season is in full swing and I am all about beauty and skincare products to give to your loved ones! Below you will find a collage of all the items that I think are hot this season.  Some of these items I already own so look forward to a few blog posts in the future with reviews!  :)  In the meantime, take a look at what I created for you all!

Beauty Wishlist

Chanel perfume
$130 -

Tom Ford fragrance
$115 -

Tarte makeup brush

Bobbi brown cosmetic

Mac cosmetic
$24 -

Glitter makeup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Friday Sales 2014 (UPDATED)

Hey y'all!

I know, I know, it's been too long but thankfully I am back as my life should be dwindling down as I have had a lot of changes happen since the last post which was in July!  WHEW!  We'll get to all these changes in another post but in the meantime I wanted to share with you all the beauty Black Friday sales that will be taking place this upcoming Friday.  Take a look and don't forget to let me in on what  you're planning on getting this Friday after the turkey has settled, LOL!

Smoky Black Eye Shadow Palette (click here)

Too Faced Cosmetics

3 Deluxe Samples (Melted Peony, Better Than Sex Mascara, and Clamshell Chocolate Soleil) with $70 Purchase 

20% from Black Friday through December 2nd, by submitting your information.  (click here)

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

20% off entire website (click here)

Magnolia Makeup

50% off entire website (click here)

Saucebox Cosmetics

Etude & Creme de la Creme eyeshadow palettes $75 Combo (click here)
Obia Natural Hair Care
40% off sitewide, starts NOW! (click here)

Sleek Makeup
20% off sitewide (click here)

The Lip Bar
50% off select lip colors (click here)

Beautie Brownie
$10.00 lipsticks (click here)

Oyin Handmade
25% off PLUS free shipping (click here)

Melt Cosmetics
Buy 2, Get 1 Free (click here)

Anastasia Beverly Hills
25% off brow products (click here)

I will be updating this as I get wind of more Black Friday deals so if you know of any, feel free to divulge in the comments!  :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Instagram Lip Color Challenge with The Style and Beauty Doctor #TSABDLips

Hey Everyone!

If you're on Instagram then you already know about some of the month long challenges that go around, some happen to be fun and some happen to die down around mid month.  I still haven't found one that I could commit to everyday but that was until I came across Danielle from The Style and Beauty Doctor's post on her #TSABDLips challenge that I knew I had to participate.  Each day you have to upload a pic of you in a lip color and use the hashtag #TSABDLips.  At the end of the month if you've participated in each day then you have the chance to win a bag full of summer time beauty products.  I have every intention on participating and I thought it would be something fun for us all to do.  I'll be posting my picture later on in the day and I look forward to seeing some of your pictures! 

Here's the link to Danielle's blog post about her #TSABDLips challenge for July.  If you're not on Instagram she also has fun month long challenge for her Facebook family as well! 

Also, if you're not already, follow me on Instagram @jothisorthat  =)

June 2014 Hit List (Favorites)

Hey Everyone!

This month's favorites consist of skincare, lips, and a hair product that I've been looking for my entire life!  These items were in heavy rotation each day of June and I hope that you're able to find at least one that will work just as well for you as it did for me.  There are five products in total so let's begin.

First up we have MAC's Prep & Prime transparent finishing powder, PERFECT for setting undereye concealer and priming the face, yup, you read it right, PRIMING YOUR FACE!  I came across this technique while watching one Wayne Goss' beauty videos on how to make one's foundation last longer and stay matte.  The link to that video is found here, trust me, it'll save your life. You can find it for $25 at your local MAC store or on their website.

Next up we have an edge control that was first introduced to me via CurlBox founder, Myleik Teele, if you don't follow her on Instagram then you seriously need to, not only is she an entrepreneur but she's a well read woman, fashionable, and she knows what products just work for natural hair.  It is the Design Essentials sleek edge control, this happens to be one of the products she mentioned in one of her past posts and since then I knew I had to get my hands on it.  I've been using this product to tame my edges for about three months now and it is one of my favorites, not the best, but a favorite because my edges stay flat and it leaves no residue.  This comes in to a close second to my number one, Hick's edge control. The price ranges from $7.99 to $12, I purchased mine from the salon inside of a JCPenney.

Then there's the Target brand, Up & Up's eye makeup remover. Seriously, one of the best that I've tried and I have tried plenty.  Just dab a little of this product on a cotton pad and like magic all of your mascara, eyeshadaow, and eyeliner will glide off with ease.  Not tugging, no pulling, because we do not have time for it! It's only $5 at your local Target store.

Up next we have a night time facial moisturizer, you should know by now that I'm always on the hunt for a great facial moisturizer.  I remember trying this out last summer and then because I couldn't find it in stores anymore I stopped using it.  I finished the entire product and was definitely upset when I couldn't find it.  Fast forward one year and I found it online and here we are today.  I typically use this at night and in the morning I wake up with smooth skin.  This formulation is for oily/combo skin but there is also one available for dry/extra skin as well.  You can find this at your local drugstore for approximately $15.

And  finally, we have the famous Ruby Woo lipstick, I wore this nonstop last month because it's a quick and easy way to look put together without doing too much, even on days when I would relax.  It's easy, it's matte, and easy to find.  The only bad thing about this is the formula, IT'S SO DRY!  Exfoliating is a must, balm is a must, and a watchful eye is also a must so that your lips don't look cracked and chapped because you were too busy gnawing on that burger to realize your lips are now carrying remnants of that lunch.  LOL
You can find this at your local MAC store, counter or online for $16.

That's all for now, folks!  What were some of your favorites for the month of June?  Tell me in the comments!

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