23 April 2015


The liquid lipstick craze is real! Every makeup company is carrying a line of their own liquid lipsticks, I even heard MAC is about to release their collection, but we all know the prices can get a bit outrageous at times. Being a "Baller on a Budget" ,  I found an inexpensive version of liquid lipsticks; the Menow Long Lasting Lipgloss. Now, I know it says lipgloss but these are far from it. The Menow Long Lasting Lipgloss name is kind of true, it is super long lasting but it's definitely not a lipgloss. The formula goes on creamy like a gloss but drys matte in seconds.

I'm surprised of the quality of these liquid lipsticks because they were only $1.20. For that price, they are incredible but like any product they have their pros and cons. The thing that I LOVE about all them is that they are long lasting and that's a fact. I could easily say that when I wore these they stayed of my lips for over 10 hours and when it was time to be taken off, that was a task. I discovered to completely take it off, a oil based makeup remover has to be used. I used my MAC Eye Makeup remover and that did the job easily. Another thing that I like about these lipsticks, is that they do not take long to dry; some dried faster than others but overall they dried in good time.

The Menow Long Lasting Lipgloss comes in over 30 different shades, from pinks to nudes. I decided to only get 10 because if they were horrible, it wouldn't be a lost. I must say when choosing colors, be careful because their are a lot of look a-likes with in the color options. My favorite colors out of the batch would be #27, #25, #22 and #33.

 Top Row, Left to Right - #27, #25, #36 
Middle Row, Left to Right - #5, #22, #08
Bottom Row, Left to Right- #32, #33, #30

Pros: 
Long lasting
Very pigmented
Non-Transferable
Water Proof
Affordable

Cons: 
Hard to remove
Tad bit sticky with first application


Overall, these are really good liquid lipsticks considering the price of them. The only thing that wasn't fun about these is that, they are really hard to take off ,if you don't know what to use and they also took a month to arrive, yes! a month. Other than that these are a must have. I bought them from the Ebay seller etrackonline. If you're looking for a cheaper version of the higher end liquid lipsticks the Menow Long Lasting Lipglosses are for you!

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09 April 2015


Since I've made the decision to be natural...once again,  I've tried so many different shampoos, conditioners and oils. Some have been hits and misses but I think I've found a hit, Hit, HIT! Being an Influenster member, I got the chance to try the Dessange Paris Oleo Miracle Collection. The Oleo Miracle Collection has some unique oils such as, Argan (my fave), Camellia and Pracaxi. I must say that no other shampoo or conditioner have came close to the Oleo Miracle.

The Oleo Miracle Collection consists of the Replenishing Shampoo, the Replenishing Conditioner and the Replenishing Oil. The Replenishing Shampoo is probably the first shampoo that I've tried that actually feels like it's cleaning my hair but also adding moisture to it, at the same time. Usually, shampoos strip the hair strands of their natural oils but the Oleo Miracle Replenishing does the opposite.  I followed up with the Replenishing Conditioner which automatically turns the hair into bouncy, soft ringlets. With this conditioner it makes the hair more manageable and easy to detangle. The product is easy to move around and it doesn't take much. The scent is intoxicating and it's one of the many reason why I'm going to purchase. The fragrance of the Argan, Camellia and Pracaxi oil is the perfect.



For my curly kinky girls, this entire collection is perfect for our hair, it definitely defined my curls. After shampooing and conditioning my hair, I used the Replenishing Oil. With the mixture of oils, this oil is not heavy at all. It glides over the hair and keeps it moisturize for up to 4 days with out reapplying. If you have dry, brittle, and heat damaged hair, the Oleo Miracle Collection is perfect for you. I think I've found my new
"wash day" products!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Hi, I'm Shade' and I'm addicted to tea. Really, I am. If you're Bahamian or from the Caribbean you were a tea drinker from a child because tea is an essential part of starting off the day. I think I take it to the extreme because, I can drink 3 or more cups a day, even on the hottest days! I got the chance to try out the Organic Dandelion Root Tea from Kiss Me Organics. It's amazing to see some of the benefits that some flowers and plants have that we just take for granted.

The Organic Dandelion Root Tea has a few benefits that are beneficial to our health, such as, promoting a healthier digestion and detoxing the liver and the kidneys. It also has vitamins A, C, D and B-complex plus Iron, Potassium and Zinc. It can also boots a weak immune system. This tea also has some other natural ingredients such as hibiscus and cinnamon powder. The hibiscus not only enhances the aroma but as well as the taste. Hibiscus have been known to regulate high blood pressure. The cinnamon adds an extra kicks but assists with reducing bad cholesterol and regulating blood sugar.



I'm loving the Organic Dandelion Root Tea, it has sweet taste of the dandelion and hibiscus at first taste and then, the zest of the cinnamon hits your taste buds at the end, very delicious. One cup is jammed pack with so much nutrition and it has 0 calories. Not only that, it's also vegan. If you're about promoting a healthier or you're just a tea lover like my self this tea is for you!

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04 April 2015


“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”  - Coco Chanel

The chilly breeze is gone now and all that's left is heat. Last weekend, I had a club social with my fellow classmates and friends. To sum last Saturday in once word... eventful. The evening didn't goes as planned but it was fun. Great food and good people is the perfect mix. I invited my A1, Ayesha for a added fun and my go to photographer. I decided to wear ALL white that night because it was so hot! I was praying for a little bit of breeze and I got more than what I bargained for. It when from the heat of the Sahara dessert, to a Class A hurricane (lol). The rain ended our night but it was a plus. I'm just going to check the weather report before I choose to wear all white again.

Blouse: Local Store | Pants: Burlington Coat Factory | Sandals: Go Jane | Bag: BagInc | Necklace: Choies 



Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!