IPSY June 2019

I was surprised by how eye-catching this month’s bag is. It’s designed after the 90’s game Tetris. To take it over the top, Ipsy created a lip balm packaged to match the bag. Isn’t it cool? The lip balm is a sheer orange color. This combo alone is worth the $10 a month Ipsy subscription…

FabFitFun Box: Summer 2019

  It took forever…but it’s finally here. The Summer 2019 FabFitFun subscription box. For $49.99 you get high-end products worth hundreds of dollars. You also receive a magazine which describes the products and how to use them. Before we get into the box, I’ll show you the add-ons I purchased separately. C’est Moi Clarifying Cleansing…

Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale: They Took My Money!

This haul is the culmination of four in-store trips (two locations) and one online purchase. I needed to stock up, and this year’s scents were amazing. So much so that I purchased some products at 50% off instead of 75%. I saved my receipts and if the price is reduced, I’ll get an adjustment. Plus,…

Sephora Playbox June 2019

This month’s Sephora Playbox is filled with skin care products. Perfect for healing and protecting skin during the hot summer. The subscription is ten bucks a month for five sample items. I’ve seen First Aid Beauty in Marshall’s. I’ve never tried the products, so this sample of Ultra Repair Sensitive Skin Cream will be tested….

Lime Crime Makeup

I’d never heard of Lime Crime makeup until I saw it in Marshall’s. After watching a few Youtube Influencers rave about it, I decided to try out some products since they’re inexpensive at Marshall’s. Lime Crime Velvetines’ liquid lipstick has quickly become a favorite. This is the color Raisin Hell. It’s a burgundy bronze hue.  …

African Stewed Chicken

This is my version of African stewed chicken. I came up with it after reviewing several recipes. There’s no blending required. It’s easy and tastes great! Ingredients: 8 to 10 skinless thighs (I marinated my thighs in Grace’s Fish and Meat sauce, thyme, and curry overnight.) 1 diced medium bell pepper (red or orange) 1…

My Favorites!

My goal this year is not just to try new products, but also review them. So here are some of the beauty and skin items I’m loving. A La Maison liquid hand and body soap. This soap is a perfect consistency and comes in a slew of scents. Advanced Clinicals’ Hemp Seed Oil Cream.  This cream…

Fenty Haul: Lippies, Bronzers & More

It’s time to restock my Fenty favorites as well as try some of the new products. I absolutely never leave home without my Fenty Glow lip gloss. It has a rose-colored tint to it, and it’s the perfect texture. $18 I also purchased the Fussy lip gloss which has a pink hue to it. The…

Marshall’s Haul: Mychelle and Laura Mercier!

Right now, my Marshall’s is down on makeup and body products. So I went to another location. My timing was perfect. They’d just restocked. I picked up another bar of the Shea Moisture Inflammation Therapy Soap. The hemp and shea moisture help sensitive skin. It’s also good for arthritis and sore joints. I bought the…

RED HOT LIPS!

This summer I’m really into bright red lips. Here are some of the favorites that I purchased from Marshall’s, Sephora, and MAC. Charlotte is a  spicy red color. This Marc Jacobs lip gloss makes me feel like I’m going to a 70s discotheque. Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. This is a cherry red color…