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#Gifted: Thoughtful Gifts From A Very Special Friend

Since we moved into our new home two weeks ago, I finally got the chance to open and take pictures of the gifts given to me by an exceptional and dear friend of mine, ate (pronounced as “Ah-teh” meaning “older sister, or an older female friend), Myna. She is one of my dearest friends in Louisiana. She’s not only a dear friend, but she is also a big sister figure to me. Not only beautiful inside and out. She is also thoughtful, funny, and a giver. Everybody that knows her loves her ♥♥♥. I’m so blessed to know her and had the chance to work with her. Such a good role model and has a big heart ♥, and I miss her already!

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SMASHBOX: THE HOODWITCH | COVER SHOT CRYSTALIZED EYE PALETTE & SWATCHES + REVIEW

I was a little disappointed when I got this palette. It’s too tiny! I thought it would be a bigger palette for the price. However, I love the packaging, though. Well, the advantage of this small palette is that I can take it with me inside my purse anywhere. It’s my first time using a Smashbox palette, and the shades are stunning. The lighter shades are not as pigmented as I thought they would be. However, you can build it up. The darker shades are my favorites. This palette had eight (8) vivid eyeshadows.

ABOUT THE TEXTURE:
The texture is smooth and very easy to blend.

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LANCOME: METALLIC & MATTE EYESHADOW LOOK || SPRING EYESHADOW LOOK

A big thanks to my friend, Sally, for this gorgeous eyeshadow palette from Lancome. I got this on my birthday, and I finally got the chance to play with it. I love how pigmented these shades are, and the colors are P.R.E.T.T.Y! Not only the shade colors are pretty but the palette case and packaging as well. This palette contains 12 metallic and matte shades. Also, the heart-shaped case is charming!

LANCOME MONSIEUR BIG : 12 SHADES OF LOVE
FINAL LOOK WITHOUT MASCARA APPLICATION
FINAL LOOK WITHOUT MASCARA APPLICATION
FINAL LOOK WITH MY NATURAL LASHES (NO MASCARA APPLICATION)
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Eyeshadow Tutorial: A Touch of Copper Eyeshadow Look

Hello everyone, what are you up to today? It’s a chilly Sunday morning, and I’m a little congested. It’s 44 degrees outside right now, but it feels like 36 degrees. Today, we decided to stay home, relax, and have a cup of hot cocoa. I love hot cocoa! I mean, who doesn’t?

I love this mug from #HobyLobby
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Also, today I’ am going to share the new eyeshadow tutorial that I filmed a few days ago. In this video, I’m using my eyeshadow palette from #LoracCosmetics (Lorac Mega Pro 4).

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Gosh, this is my most favorite eyeshadow palette so far. I love how pigmented and vibrant the shades are. They’re gorgeous!♥ You can check the product details on the description area below the video, and on the video screen itself. I hope you will like this video. If you do, don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe. Thank you all for stopping by and supporting my blog. Have a beautiful Sunday to all!

Eyeshadow Tutorial #3
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Makeup Tutorial #2: Simple and Easy Daily Makeup Look

So, I made my second makeup video tutorial today. As you can see in my video, I am still a little hesitant, lol. I am a photographer, and I am comfortable in front of a camera for picture taking only. On the flip side, I am not comfortable when it comes to filming myself like this video tutorial thingy. It’s so out of my comfort zone! However, I decided to do this to share my passion for makeup with you guys. It’s the same thing with my love for photography.
In this video tutorial, I was playing with the new makeup palette that a lovely friend of mine gave me. It’s a Laura Geller New York makeup palette. It’s my very first time using this brand, and I’m telling you now I loved it! Hopefully, you will like it. I will appreciate any feedback from you guys ♥♥♥.

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My First Eyeshadow Video Tutorial: Sunrise and Evergreen Smokey Eye Look

Hi guys, and how are you doing? I have been a little busy these past few days, especially today. I have my clients’ photos that I need to finish and be ready by Tuesday. Also, tomorrow is back to school for my kiddos. So, this day is one of those multitasking days. Not just that, I wasn’t feeling since last night until earlier this evening, but I need to get things done. So I must say, I am restless today.
Anyway, I want to share my first eyeshadow tutorial with you guys. I always love makeup stuff but never get the chance to make any tutorial about it because I feel awkward sometimes about sharing my makeup routine to the world. Well, some of my friends were asking me if I could make an easy tutorial on how I do my makeup. So, here it is! I hope you will give this video a thumbs up if ever you will like it. If not, no worries! ♥♥♥ All product details I am using in this tutorial are listed on the screen.

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#GIFTED LANCOME BEAUTY ESSENTIALS & POUCHES

A million thanks to a wonderful friend of mine, Myna, for all of these beauty essentials and these cute glittery pouches you gave me. I love them all! I’m one happy little momma! Hehehe. Thank you so much te Myna and God bless you more!

I’m using the Lancome Red Stiletto lipstick below ↓. It’s a must-have for sure ♥.
181 Red Stilleto
Lancome Tresor Perfumed Body Lotion
Lancome Creme-Mousse Confort
Lancome Tonique Confort

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#GIFTED: SUEDED MINI-EYESHADOW PALETTE AND LIP CARE ESSENTIALS

I have a sweet and lovely friend that knows how to make me happy. She’s not only kind and beautiful but also a very humble person. I’m so grateful to God for bringing this person into my life. Her friendship is a blessing in my life, and I look up to her, for she is such a good role model as well. Her name is Leah. Isn’t her name beautiful?♥
One day when we were out at the beach having fun doing a photoshoot, she surprised me with a gift. I was like, “what is this?”. When I opened the bag and saw what’s in it, I was so touched. I love makeup and lip care items so much! Thank you very much, Leah, for your thoughtful gift. Stay kind, humble, and beautiful always. God bless you more, my dear friend!♥♥♥

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HARD ♥ CANDY: LOOK PRO! EYESHADOW PALETTE [REVIEW]

My family and friends know how I love makeup. For me, creating different looks with it is fun! I don’t wear makeup because I’m insecure about my skin or how my face looks. I love wearing makeup to show my creative and artistic side. If someone you know that wears makeup to make her confident in-front of other people, then let her be. Don’t judge a woman because she is wearing makeup.

I love my makeup brands, and I have been using them for a long time. However, three weeks ago, while I was shopping for a new bottle of liquid foundation at our local Wal-Mart store, I glanced at this gorgeous and colorful eyeshadow palette while browsing at the cosmetics department. This eyeshadow palette is by Hard ♥ Candy brand. I honestly haven’t tried using this brand until I saw this eyeshadow palette. The gorgeous earth tone of this palette caught my attention, and I must have it. So, I decided to give it a try.

WHAT DO I LOVE ABOUT IT?

This Hard Candy’s Earthy Vixen Look Pro Palette features fifteen (15) gorgeous earth tone shades and four (4) professional applicators. I love the warm earth tones. Perfect for this Fall season and even for Winter season.

WHAT I DON’T LOVE ABOUT IT?
The only thing that disappoints me is it’s not as pigmented as I thought.

THE 15 EARTH TONE SHADES

  • DUSK
  • HUNT
  • GOLDEN TOUCH
  • PURPLE HAZE
  • LOST IN THE WOODS
  • WILDFLOWER
  • BLAZE
  • BLOSSOM
  • SERENITY
  • SUNKISSED
  • ENVY ME
  • SAND DUNE
  • NOCTURNAL
  • EVERGREEN
  • SUNRISE

MY FAVORITE SHADES OUF OF THE 15?

  • DUSK
  • HUNT
  • LOST IN THE WOODS
  • BLAZE
  • BLOSSOM
  • SAND DUNE
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REVIEW: Clarifying Kaolin Clay Face Mask

It’s has been two months since I started using this Clarifying Kaolin Clay Face Mask and I’m really impressed with this product. I remember before I even used this product there were times that my face gets a little oily. Nobody wants an oily face. I know I don’t.

One day while grocery shopping at our local Walmart store I decided to check out some facial masks at the cosmetics department. At the corner, there was a table set up with lots of skincare products on sale and one of those was the Clarifying Kaolin Clay Face Mask. I was debating at that time whether I should get it or not. Well, obviously, I ended up getting it which I’m grateful that I did!

This face mask not only purifies the skin. It also helps absorbs excess sebum. I love wearing makeup and we know that liquid foundation and other stuff that we applied on our face can possibly cause clogged pores. This mask can help with that because it decongests clogged pores. Another thing why I love using this product is because it’s very gentle to my skin and doesn’t cause any redness. After rinsing, my face feels cleaner, softer and smoother. And by the way, this product also helps if you have an acne problem.

MORE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:

A purifying mask for clearer, smoother, looking skin.
Naturally-detoxifying Kaolin Clay draws out impurities and excess oil while Cactus Flower and Willowherb Extract keep skin hydrated and calm.

HOW TO USE:

After cleansing skin, apply an even layer to face avoiding the eye area. Leave on for up to 20 minutes. Rinse off and pat dry.


INGREDIENTS:

  • Water (Aqua), Kaolin,
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil,
  • Glyceryl Stearate, Polysorbate 60,
  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter,
  • Stearyl Alcohol, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract,
  • Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil,
  • Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract,
  • Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,
  • Quartz Powder, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Tocopherol,
  • Palmitic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate,
  • Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Fragrance (Natural).

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope this short review helps.

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