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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving & Love with Food

Happy Thanksgiving Divas & Gents!

I hope you are enjoying this time away from work, school, or just our normal busy lives to spend time with those you love! As I was thinking about what to post, something came to mind. I thought about writing about how I was spending Thanksgiving or what I am wearing, or even what I am cooking. I decided that I would rather talk about giving and how others, who may be less fortunate, are thankful by small gestures.

This thought prompted me to talk about Love with Food. Love with Food is a company that I've been patronizing for over a year now. I stumbled across their company when I first started my healthy lifestyle change. I was looking for snacks I could eat that were guilt-free or snacks that would do less damage than the ones I had currently been consuming. I read about the company and fell in love!!!

For EVERY box sold, they donate ONE MEAL to a HUNGRY CHILD. They do this by donating to several food banks across the country, such as Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry. They help child hunger, one meal at a time.

I eventually contacted the company to know more and they offered me a chance to review their company and concept. I reviewed Love with Food on YouTube because I wanted the world to know. Since then, there have been tons of reviews floating around YouTube, including several unboxings that I've done. I have been subscribed ever since and renew my membership every 6 months. If you are interested in knowing more, check out their website, and if you would like a subscription, you can go through my referral link if you are interested in 40% off: My Love with Food Link

A Year Ago:

I say all this to say that there are all types of ways to give back to your community. You don't have to physically go out (even though I encourage it from time to time), but you can do it right in the comfort of your home. In this case, you are helping by just a click of a button. Child hunger is something that goes on in our very own backyards. There are plenty of other causes you can help out with as well. Just do a good turn daily.

IN a nutshell, BE THANKFUL for all the blessings you have. Some do not have it. Feel free to check out my box from October and November Below. Thank you for reading, and I am thankful for all of you! 

 November's Thank-FULL box

Monday, November 9, 2015

High End Lippies | YSL Rouge Pur Couture Rose Stiletto (#9) & Fuschia (#19)

Hello Divas & Gents!

Yet another lippie post! I recently got a chance to try out two (2) new YSL lipsticks, #9 Rose Stiletto and #19 Fuschia. I have always wanted to try a YSL lipstick simply because the packaging is beyond stunning. I am sucker for gold packaging with a mirroring effect. Something about it just screams regal glamour! It has a significant amount of weight to it, and is embossed with the YSL logo which is so elegant. You can definitely tell that they put some thought into presentation, which gets five (5) stars from me!

Now on to the actual product....

Both lipsticks are extremely moisturizing, almost as if you were putting on a lip balm except extremely pigmented! It took me awhile to adjust because I've become accustomed to the boldness and dryness of a matte lip. These were definitely a creme finish and very hydrating, but felt great on the lips.

Rose Stiletto (#9) has more of a subtle, "mauvey" nude look to it and I would easily wear this as an everyday type lipstick. Fuschia (#19) is bold and stands out. This one is my favorite because I absolutely love making a statement with a bold lip. It is a beautiful shade of pink and could definitely be worn out on the town or you could even play it down with a nude eye look.

Hand Swatches

#9 Rose Stiletto

#19 Fuschia

I definitely recommend giving these lippies a try. Not too bad for my first high end lipstick adventure!

What is your favorite high end lippie?

Disclaimer: These products were courtesy of Influenster, and these are my honest opinions.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Swatches| Milani Moisture Matte Lipsticks

Hello Divas & Gents!

I have a confession. I am a lipstick junkie!

If I showed you my collection, you would be in awe. I just love lippies. You can express a variety of looks and feelings through all of the several types of finishes, shades, and textures in lipstick. My current favorite "go to" lipsticks are from the Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick collection. Milani has always been my favorite drugstore brand and still is! I did a live lip swatch collection which you can watch below. It shows the true color and you can also get a feel of how it would apply on your lips. You can also find it by searching for #thepaintedlipsproject, which is a video archive of lip swatch videos started by Shana Moore.

Live Lip Swatch Video:

#60 Matte Innocence

#61 Matte Naked

#62 Matte Blissful

#64 Matte Orchid

#63 Matte Diva

#65 Matte Glam

#66 Matte Passion

#67 Matte Confident

#45 Catwalk Pink (Creme)

#46 Power Pink (Creme)

Hope you enjoyed! Please let me know what lippies you are loving this season. I will be breaking out my dark colors soon at the end of this fall and in to winter :)

Disclaimer: Milani provided these lipsticks for product review consideration, but I absolutely love Milani and their brand!