July 2017 WeAreOnyx Box!


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What can I say other than I’am completely satisfied with the products selected yet again! The theme was on point and well…I’ll just leave the link to my unboxing video right here WeAreOnyx Unboxing! I have yet to photographe each item but the video will do the items justice. For such a small box it sure packs a punch of goodness 😍

 

First We Are Onyx Box!

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Hey guys! I totally could not patiently wait for this so I will just cut the small talk and get right into what we all recieved this month and for me my very first box from We Are Onyx!

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Oh, let me just say that I’am hype about every single product! I shared the card above that on one side features the artwork and on the other the contents so you can see right away that this box is giving you value! I was able to subscribe with a code for $5 off each month for the duration of my stay with them making this and my future boxes $20 flat! Can you see why Im excited 😄But even at the orignal price of $25 this box is worth it! Now unto the first item by Rutz Naturals for your viewing pleasure…..

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And the Second product by Oils Of The World…..

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Now the third item by Eden BodyWorks almost made me cry when I thought it had all spilled out since the exterior was wet but it had not and the bottle does not have any punctures so we are good. It just leaked a little (Unlike the other oil this one did not come in bubble wrap ) Smells amazing so I’m happy it is still full!

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And the fourth item by Measurable Difference a blush in Strawberry Sorbet 😍 I like Blushes…I normally use them as eyeshadow too so guess who is happy 😊

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The fifth item is by ColourPop and from their Lippie Stix line in the color Dukes Matte!

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They even included and in their own words “A lil nugget of gratitude!” By Rutz Naturals

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I’am very happy I decided to try this box out! It looked like a box that would have items that not only I but my mini me could use and they did not disappoint! I will be back to add my opinions on the other items as we use them. The lippie Stix is already a winner because come on you can’t go wrong with a lippe really. If I had recieved an undesirable color I would have mixed it with another to create a whole new color but that was not the case today. I usually receive pink lippies from other subscriptions so this was a pleasant surprise to say the least. Also, it says matte but it has a subtle shine and is very smooth and moisturizing!

Until next post, stay sweet. Im out ✌

Wednesday June 21th 2017 @8:11pm

“Volume Up” theme….so two “sistas” this month were used for it….hhhmmm

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Hey ya’ll! So, I have already shared the contents of my IPSY Glam Bag on social media but I saved a few of my personal thoughts for here and a private account so here goes! I love the bag every single month that I receive it or that I’m subscribed to receive one.

It appears that they really do pay attention to your product reviews and the whole nine yards. They even went as far as to have one of the three faces of Ipsy be a young beautiful female of color aka what we call “Black”. And yes, she has blue eyes……so it would appear that it was too much to expect a black woman with a common eye color to be selected just like when “Blondes” with blue eyes are used when that is not a common physical trait. In any case at least they have included ALL representations more or less like the different types of people that subscribe to their beauty bag. I totally give them props for that! I already know what type of world and industry this is (sigh). One thing is always said like “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and another thing is always projected like a standard of beauty or beauty hierarchy which tells you who the beholder is at the end of the day as far as how this society sees it lol. Before I get into what grinded my gears lets just take a look at what I got this month. I’ll post the link to my YouTube channel below so that you can see everything better afterwards.

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Oh, I even took advantage of a Ipsy Deal they had and this is what came in that box

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I have to say the polish so far is my favorite product from that offer!

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Okay. Now, having said all the above lets Tak about what grinded my gears. The theme was what? VOLUME UP…. and they chose this month to have not one but TWO women of color for this theme that are not usually used for their campaigns and etc. Some may have missed the stereotyping but I did not! Sadly, in this Country and all over the world Women of color are said and ALWAYS depicted to be loud mouthed, outspoken or unmanageable females. Usually the darker the black female is the more “ratchet” her character has been as we have seen portrayed for YEARS on TV shows, movies and music. To the point that I honestly believe many sistas have bought into that image but that is a whole different topic for another post. Anyway, of ALL the months I find it no coincidence that two “black females” were used to promote the theme “Volume Up” and as they elaborated they wanted everyone to challenge themselves in regards to “Fearlessly Expressing” Themselves

-____- So for me it read as if and always that the only females who can do such are Black Woman. Bottom line, I found the whole bit insulting to me and to all the other race of women but then again black women are always depicted and have been for years as loud mouths and etc so this subliminal stereotypically representation nonsense probably went over so many peoples heads. You can think what you may or want to. I mean maybe others felt or will feel it was a compliment! To each their own. I CAN  understand that as well and play devils advocate. I could have said to myself “Hey, who better to showcase for “Volume Up” than women of color whose natural hair defys gravity and whom could have easily modeled whatever line of mascara that promised volume. Whom have been labeled outspoken and etc primarily because they/we have had to speak up against SEVERAL INJUSTICES against us and our people throughout history so “surprise surprise” the stigma that is attached to us til this day is of such so why not own it! I know the flip side. TRUST ME. But Im just sharing what was my pet peeve this month regardless! And to my recollection I have never disliked their themes or execution of them. Even when they did not have anyone who looked like me I thought well hell that’s a just the normal run of the muck American style Advertising and Marketing by any other race to leave out those of color and if a company did include us I knew they just wanted our money or to appear politically correct lol (Shrugs). I can’t say for a fact that it was INTENTIONALLY done to offend anyone so I wont dwell on it. Of course it absolutely may have been done with the thought that no one would see it as such. They tend to put their “best foot forward” with positive vibes/images/messages out that it would be hard to suspect that. I only really care about the products coming my way each month so I saw the subs and brushed it to the side until some mins ago when I decided to blog. And in this day and age it may be a trivial matter and/or of little importance to anyone. And I know no one or no company is perfect so I will let them have this one. Anyway for a much better look at the products I receieved and their size check out my Ipsy Unbagging video on Youtube.

Until the next bag or box….stay sweet ✌

Monday 6/19/17 @12:18AM

 

My 2017 Top 3 Beauty and Health picks!

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My new favorite beauty and Health products for 2017!

Now, if it was not for Amazon and their lightning deals I would not have bothered to ever try out the natural toothpaste cleaner by Primal life Organics in Black Peppermint but Im happy I did! I love the way my whole mouth feels after using it. And I apply it all over my teeth and let it sit for 2 to 3 mins before brushing and rinsing. It states that it “Gently Polishes, Detoxifies, Re-Mineralizes, Strengthens Teeth” I CAN SAY THAT IT DOES SUCH and you can click the image below to check them out!

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The next product I have fallen in love with is in a scent I adore which is Cake Batter by Eclispe! My lips tend to get dry very easily and then I pick at them and when I had that occuring two days ago I reached for the Lippiebox this came in that I subscribed to back in Feb for the Valentines box! And after two applications my lips returned to their natural non dry and chapped condition that I love to see them in.

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Lastly, a product I discovered via IG just like the previous item. The Franckincense and myrrh shea butter by The Black Market Group and I can tell you now that it will be a regular on my dresser for years to come! It smells wonderful and is very moisturizing. I love the way my face and legs look after applying!

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Now that I have shared what I love and fancy why dont you let me know what your top 3 product picks are as to date! Im curious to know!

Until next post, stay sweet ✌

 

Tuesday June. 6th 2017 @ 1:03pm

 

Mercuryiii 😍

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Yaaaasssssss! My Gemini lippie from Mercuryiii arrived today!

I have to say that at first I was a little dissapointed at the packaging that did not prevent their awesome product box from getting banged up on it’s way to me 😳 But then I applied some of the gold “lipstick in a bottle” and forgot all about it.

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As I shared in my prior post I am totally bias when it comes to this product because it is VEGAN! 

But come on it’s highly pigmented glosses or lipsticks in a bottle and smooth application was so totally amazing I cannot imagine anyone disliking this and I cannot wait to try another lip product of theirs in the future! Also, there is no weird smell….no strong scent at all as a matter of fact. I appreaciate that. Oh right! For those curious their lipsticks/lipglosses are $16 each and for me $21 total including shipping!

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Well, until my next beautiful discovery…. Stay sweet

3/18/17 @ 11:15pm

One last thing for the night! Goodies!!!

Last month I had the pleasure of purchasing some awesome lippies from a new cosmetics company called Anicosmetics! I ordered one of their lipsticks and one of their lipstains….Im in love! The stain stays put and the lipstick is super moisturizing. Check out the colors I selected below …Screenshot_2017-03-01-18-33-12-1

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And of course I have to show you how I looked in them😎

Wearing the Lipstain in Regal

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I absolutely adore these lippies and will be picking up some other colors as soon as I can!

Now let me tell you about the Company I discovered this weekend. They have a line of lippies that also blow me away and they are Vegan! The company is Mercuryiii! They have an astrology or should I say Zodiac themed line or lines of cosmetics that I find just so unique and clever. Not to mention right on the money color and concept wise. Check out a few here…Screenshot_2017-04-02-15-12-33-1

The top one is Gemini and that’s the one I bought! (Pic from their IG page)

I will be looking to try out some more great cosmetic lines and will be back to tell you guys all about them. I also will be back to give my opinion on Meruryiii’s Gemini lippie! Until then stay sweet. Later ✌

(Disclaimer, everything was purchased with my own money (Just as everything else I have ever blogged about was unless I mentioned otherwise) and neither one of the companies have sponsored this blog post (just as no others have unless I have mentioned otherwise…which was never lol) This was shared out of pure love and appreaciation for their products! Take care ya’ll 😊)

3/3/17 @11:24pm

My First Ever LippieBox!

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*Sorry to those with pet peeves for grammatical errors (I read ya’ll comments 😌) BUT as some of you SHOULD know I do this as a hobby… and I do so very quickly at times without spell checking or anything before posting. I took the time to do so just now as I always come back to do when I have more time so smile. Forgive my initial excitement of just coming here and sharing regardless of how sleep deprieved I may be or what have you. If you knew me personally I think I would get a pass lol……now let’s get into it!*

Hey everyone! I wanted to drop in right quick with the newest subscription box I have tried! Today I received the LippieBox and was very happy I chose this box to try out! It is winter and the worst or most troublesome parts of my body are my hands that look and feel dry and my lips! So everything I receieved will be used and I dont have to worry about a shade or color that does not work for me as they are almost all colorless lippies lol. I just so happened to see the live by the owner last week where she showed what was available to customze your box if that was what you wanted. I did, so I chose 3 out of the 5 items you will see pictured below. I went with Bee’s Best Beeswax lip balm made in the USA, Cake Batter by Eclipse whose website I need to check out to see if wheter or not it was made here….but Im pretty sure it is was. And then the Bonne Bell Coca-Cola refresh tinted lip gloss. The two items chosen for me were the Valentines Lip Scrub by Magical Star along with their lip balm in Chocolate Raspberry! See pics below…

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I like that the balms all have very simple ingredient lists and the cake batter one smells so delicious 😍 I have used the Lip Scrub that by the way offers a generous amount so thats awesome! Ah, and which has crushed up candy hearts within it! Then, I followed up with the cake batter balm because I just wanted to try that one first. It is very moisturizing and like I said before smells delicious. I will be back with an update on all the lippies in a week. As for now I’am content with my V Day gift to myself 😎

Feb 11th 2017 (Sat) @ 8:40pm

December 2016 Ipsy Bag 😍

Hey ya’ll, I’m just going to jump right in with the pics of the products from my December Ipsy bag yaaaasssss lol

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This hand cream smells so good! 😍 And I pretty much loved everything I recieved in this months bag. After my vacation from them this was a great start to another beautiful experience. I got a pink lippie (unlike what it looks like in its container) when at first I thought it would be a RED lippie I had hoped for by Tarte……but I will take it! I like the texture or consistency but not the applicator but hey we can’t win them all.

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Again, this bag with 4 to 5 deluxe or full size samples of beauty products is $10.89 a month! You take a survey to recieve products geared to your likes! If you want to get the January bag just use my referral link and enjoy. (Ipsy!) Talk to ya’ll later, stay sweet ✌

12/17/2016 @ 10:23am

 

“Try the world”…snack box info and Avon Gifts!

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Hey, what’s up guys! So, if you have been following my posts you should know that Im a foodie….. I think so at least lol. So as I scrolled facebook and came across this snack box subscription ad of $4 for your first box (which for the 4 or 5 snack box costs $19) I could not resist! And of course they gave me a referral link to share that gives you the box for the same price or free! Link here Try the world!

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I watched a few youtube unboxings where others unboxed a variety of their boxes and there are different types of boxes from a different country every month! Sounded like Universal Yums but better because if you like to cook they have a box for that with herbs, sauces and dried rice and etc from that months Country! So if you are interested just check it out and do tell me if you gave it a try or not. Also, tell me if you tried their snack box (which size) or the one for those who like to cook box! Of course I’ll be back to review my first box from them when it arrives! (Try the world)

Now onto a different topic but goodie, if you shop Avon they have some great gifts for those who spend $60 or more right now. Just use code VIPSET when you are done shopping to have the below pictured added to your cart as a thank you! And I hope your shopping with me at my Avon e-store! Until next post….✌

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October 10th 2016 a 9:40am