I Got Nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!

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Tagged by: Courtenay’s Beauty Box

The Rules

1. Show the award on your blog.

2. Thank the person who nominated you.

3. Share seven facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 blogs.

5. Link your nominees blogs and let them know.


Thanks for nominating me Courtenay! I just recently discovered your blog and I have been really enjoying your posts!

– Seven Little Things – 

1. I have lived in Boston all my life!

2. I studied communications, marketing and public relations in college.

3. I have natural 4b/c hair.

4. I am a teacher.

5. Eyeshadows are my favorite beauty product to buy.

6. I generally do not wear foundation.

7. I love health and fitness magazines!

– Nominees – 

I nominate…

http://dedivahdeals.com/

http://www.theposhblog.com/

http://lavishrebellion.com/

https://fancieland.wordpress.com/

http://beauty412.com/

http://maes-beauty.com/

http://iheartbri.wordpress.com/

http://nolamarianna.wordpress.com/

Check out these awesome blogs!

I have less than 15 just because I have been away from the blogging world for a little bit so I’m blanking on some of the awesome blogs I used to read! 😦 But put your blog link in the comment section so I can discover or rediscover your blog!

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First Impressions/Review: Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara

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Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara (Deep Brown):  “Bold and sculpted? How’s that for brow drama? Maybelline New York Eye Studio Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara is Maybelline’s first brow mascara that defines arches with the first-ever Sculpting Ball Brush. A colored gel tints brows and provides an even, natural, comfortable hold. No clumping. No flaking.” – Ulta.com Description of Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara

brow drama brush

Price/Where to Buy: I purchased this product at CVS Pharmacy on Newbury Street in Boston,MA for $8.99. The product was on display on a top shelf in the cosmetic aisle.

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My bare eyebrows, freshly waxed, no product

The Bad: This product gradually fills and darkens my eyebrows. I had to keep applying the gel until I got my desired result. I believe I ran the brush through my eyebrows about 10 – 15 times for several minutes.The color deep brown looks like medium brown in the tube but it still darkened my eyebrows. If you have very sparse eyebrows you may not see results with this product. The tail of my eyebrows are sparse so I have to concentrate the product on the tail and brush it out but I was able to see results with this method.

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My eyebrows after using many applications of Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara

The Good: This brow gel gives the brows a very natural look. The product fills in brows and darkens them. It has great hold. You could even use another product to fill and darken your eyebrows like a pencil or a pomade and use this brow gel to set and hold the brow in place. However, you can still use this brow gel on it’s own. The brow gel does not clump or flake.  The product is also affordable. It also defined my arches beautifully.

Overall: I really enjoyed how natural my eyebrows looked after using this product but 10 to 15 applications to get it to fill in and darken my eyebrows is too long. I would use this product for when I really wanted a natural looking brow and if I had enough time to apply this brow gel. I think this product will be most effective on normal to thick eyebrows, freshly waxed, threaded or tweezed eyebrows and blonde to light brown eyebrows. For now I will use this product as a setting gel. I would give the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara a solid B.

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May & April 2014 Ipsy Bags

May 2014 Ipsy Bag


 

Ipsy Bag April 2014Here is the May 2014 Ipsy Bag that all the products came in this month. This month’s bag is called Beauty’s Fresh Picks. I’m generally not a fan of earthy style bags. I prefer sleek and modern looks, so I’m not crazy about this month’s bag design womp womp!

hey honey take it off exfoliating honey peel off mask

Take it Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask

I’m not a huge fan of peel off masks but I will give this one a try. I wish the sample was a little bit bigger.

Purlisse hydra-balance moisturizer

Pur~lisse Pur~Moist Hydra-Balance Moisturizer

I like trying out new moisturizers but this lotion was formulated for normal-dry skin and you guys know I have very oily skin! I might use this in the winter time when my skin is a bit dryer.

balanced guru hair oil no friz oil

No Frizz Organic Sesame and Lemongrass  Balancing  Hair Oil

I do not like the smell, however this is the product I am most excited to use. I plan to try it out on my wigs/weaves 1st to see how it works and if it passes the test I will then use it on my natural hair as a sealant.

Hang Ten 50 Classic SPort Natural Suncreen

Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF50

I have always wanted a sunscreen of spf 50 so I am excited to see this. No ma’am will I attempt to put this on my face, I do not want to look like a ghost in photos and high spfs usually give my skin a blue tinge. I plan on using this on my neck, shoulders and the back of my hands.

pacifica eyeshadow natural beauty

Pacifica Eyeshadow Duo in Natural Beauty

Pacifica makes some of my favorite perfumes, but I can do without these eye shadows. The packaging looks/feels inexpensive, the colors are nothing to write home about and I do not feel like the eye shadow fits the theme of the ipsy bag this month (products for hot weather?) I plan on giving away this eye shadow..

Overall:

I like the theme of this month’s products. I felt like the products were aimed toward combating hot weather beauty issues; there was the hair oil to combat frizz, sunscreen to combat the sun & two skin products to whip your skin in shape so you don’t have to cover you skin in makeup when it’s hot outside. Then there was the eye shadow… which as I said earlier did not fit the theme of the bag and I’m curious to know how that product made it into my bag lol. Overall, I would give the bag a solid B+. I plan on using all of the products except for the eye shadow. I do want to mention that a lot of the products in this bag are quite expensive. I love receiving samples of high end products because I get a chance to try it before I spend the big bucks on the product. The total cost of the items inside the bag: is about $49

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April 2014 Ipsy Bag

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Here is the April 2014 Ipsy Bag that all the products came in this month. This month’s bag is called Beauty Rock. This isn’t my preferred style of a bag but it’s still cute.

urban decay eye pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil Travel Size

It’s unfair to put this pencil in my Ipsy bag because no pencil can beat my favorite black drugstore Rimmel Scandal Eyes pencil haha. I’ve swatched the Urban Decay pencil, it’s a little dry, I was not impressed but I will give it a try.

big sexy hair

Sexy Hair Root Pump Volumizing Spray Mousse

I only use mousse when I have cornrows or curly weaves/wigs. I never use it in my natural hair and I do not plan on using mousse in my natural hair. I am rocking a straight wig right now so I do not have much use for the mousse but I always like to have mousse in my collection for when I need it.

cailyn lip balm

Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm

Long story short, I put this on my lips, it was dry and I did not care for the color. A few hours later I had a bump on my lip so I threw away the product. This lip balm was not for me haha.

city color white gold

City Color White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse

This color is truly pretty. It really is a white gold shadow. However, this product did not flatter me when I put it on my eyelids or cheek area. I might try it as a body highlighter.

dr brandt microdermabrasion

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion

I haven’t tried this yet, but I am always done to try out a new facial scrub! Bring on the scrubs!

Overall:

This month’s Ipsy bag was nothing to write home about. I think the only two products that interest me are the black pencil and facial scrub. This bag was just “ehh” for me this month. Overall, I would give the bag a solid C+. I plan on using all the products but I do not see myself incorporating any of them into my beauty regimen. The total cost of the items inside the bag: is about $45.

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Khroma Beauty “SheBang” Eyeshadow Palette + (Swatches)

khroma beauty eyeshadow palette

Khroma Beauty “SheBang” Eye shadow Palette

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Khroma Beauty “SheBang” Eye shadow Palette (Close Up)

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Khroma Beauty “SheBang” Eye shadow Palette (Close Up)

khroma beauty shebang eyeshadow swatches

Khroma Beauty “SheBang” Eye shadow Palette (Swatches)

I bought the Khroma Beauty “Shebang” Quick Transformation Set awhile ago..I want to say almost a year ago, but I am not sure. The eye shadow palette in this post came with the Quick Transformation Set along with an eye pencil, eye shadow applicator and lashes.

I purchased the Khroma Beauty “Shebang” Quick Transformation Set (that came with the palette featured in this post) for about $15 at the Walgreens in Chinatown in Boston, MA.

I haven’t used this palette that often, but I do enjoy the colors but I wish there was at least one matte eye shadow. Also the eye shadows do not show up that well on my skin tone, womp..womp.. I have to put on a white base before applying these colors.

Do you have this palette? How do you like it?