Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Can't find the new Wet N Wild LE Sparkle 'Til Morning Palette? Don't Worry!

Can't find the new Wet N Wild LE Sparkle 'Til Morning Palette??? Don't worry, you really don't need it. "Why?", you ask? I'll tell you! Being as though Wet N Wild and Black Radiance are basically the same company, they have duplicated some of their products.
Case in point the Black Radiance quad in Moroccan Mix is an exact dupe for the left side of the Sparkle 'Til Morning palette!!!
                               The right side you can find the dupe for those colors in Wet N Wild palettes you may already have for instance if you have the LE Palette The Glided Age the brow bone colors are the exact same, The Sparkle 'Til Morning Definer color, The Comfort Zone Definer color, and  The Glided Age Crease  colors are the exact same. The Sparkle 'Til Morning Eyelid color , The Glided Age Eyelid color, and The Walking on Eggshells Crease colors are exactly the same.
Compared to The Glided Age
Let me know what  you think!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Best Smoothie EVA!!!!!

Hello All!!! Just wanted to shared a quick smoothie recipe.

2 cups of Spinach
1 cup of  Milk or your choice (I used Unsweetened Vanilla Soy Milk)
1 Banana
2 of tablespoons of  ground flaxseeds
6oz of any Greek Yogurt of your choice (I have used both Chobani's Pineapple and Mango with this recipe and both have come out equally DELISH!!!)
3 tablespoons Vega One any flavor of your choice (I use Vegan One in Vanilla Chai. I have tried other flavors from Vega One, and this one makes my taste buds the happiest :) )
Put all in ingredients in your blender for a few minutes, then you will have the most delicious smoothie EVA!!!

***Helpful Tips***
I place make milk in first then I add the ground flaxseeds and start the blender I find that this helps grind the seeds a little more.
I got my Vega One from Whole Foods, they have single serving packets of all the flavors for about $3 or $4 that way you can try them all out to see which one you like the best. 
Vita Cost also sells Vega One for a little cheaper than Whole Foods (I bought mine at Whole Foods because the Vanilla Chai was sold out on Vita Cost)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


So there I was strolling the isles at my local Beauty Supply, and of course I hit up the Kiss Cosmetics Display I wouldn't say i'm obessed with them but... ummmm....lol

So I notice that name of one on these gorgeous shades... so I threw it in my basket along with another shade called "Deep Plum". I have been semi stalking the Azealia Bank MAC lipstick in Young Rapunzel, however I am not about that MAC prices life...lol.
So once I got some down time I have taken some pictures and did a swatch for you all.

Aside from the fact the Kiss Brand is not a Matte Lipstick. I am pretty sure this a pretty good dupe!!! Did I mention Kiss Lipsticks are only $2.99!!! Yasssssss....
***UPPDATE: I found 3 other possible dupes YAY!!***
This one is by Cover Girls Queen Collection in Q400 Fine Wine and retails for about $7.99

This is the other Kiss Lipstick I picked up in Deep Plum and this is a tad bit lighter than Rock Star Purple, but can still hang in there with the rest of these dupes

Now out of all of the possible dupes, this (IN MY OPINION) is 99.9% the most like the Young Rapunzel simply because out of all the other shade this is the only Matte shade. and it is by Wet N Wild Number 919B Vamp It Up 

So What Happened To Me Going Shea Moisture Crazy At CVS Last Week??? This is what...

Hello all-

If you remember my last post about going crazy about the Buy 1 Get 1 Free CVS had with the Shea Moisture product... things didn't exactly go as planned...lol.

Finding what CVS carries the line DC was hard! Now I must admit I do live in the hood as I thought it was a done deal. Ohhhhhh but how wrong I was!!! I went to two near my house and they did have it, I even asked one of the employees if they were simply sold out, because with a deal like that, I could understand, but the employee told me flat out they didn't carry the line O_o!!! After my second failed attempt  I remembered when Walgreen started carrying the line and I hit me!!! THAT WALGREENS IS IN DOWNTOWN DC!!! SO lo and behold (or is it low and behold???) across the street from the same Walgreen is a CVS and GUESS WHAT??? THEY HAD IT!!! Now before I could do my happy dance, I was stopped dead in my tracks when I peeped those prices. You know how my love for Shea Moisture products started with the lovely price of $9.99 ... yeah it looks like CVS "don't have time for all that" (c) Sweet Brown. Because the Shea Moisture Line Ranges from $11.49 to $13.49 [insert side eye!!!]
Now... even when the Shea Moisture line came to the Walgreens in DC the line was priced at $10.99 (and the curl souffle was and still is priced at $14.99) , which made my eye twitch a little, but I still realized that it was a good deal because they ran the same Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal.
To to make this story a little short ... I ended up not purchase any of the Shea Moisture products, because I honestly don't need any because....


After a few days I noticed that I am running low on a few Shea Moisture items I was realized I would just suck it up and pay for the pay increase, because no matter how you look at it, it is still a good deal!!! So I started calling around to other CVS stores near me, and none of them carries the line. Now I am completely confused at how the Shea Moisture line is not being carried in the predominantly black neighborhoods in DC. I am not saying that it Shea Moisture fault or anything like that, but that just didn't make sense to me. However... that didn't stop me from going back down town...lol. Once I got in the store I had another changes of heart... lol.

Here is what I got!!! 
These items ranged from $13.49 to $15.49 which came up to $82... then I scanned my CVS card and that brought my total down to $41.... then I had some Extra Care Bucks and gift cards, and I walked away paying $21 dollars for these 6 items... YASSSSSSSS!!!!

Product reviews coming soon...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I just peeped this Shea Moisture & Nubian Heritage sale BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!!! At CVS!! Yasssssssssssss........

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Colors of fall... Maybelline Fall Collection

While at CVS the other day I came into a  displayv that stopped me dead in my tiny tracks.... that's right folks the new fall display for Maybelline!!! The line is runaway inspired...
They have new:
Nail colors
Eye studio quads
And even new colors in there popular 24 hour color tattoo line
I picked up just a few items that tickled my fancy...

I purchased all 4 new Color Tattoo shades in: 
100 Barely Beige (which is a slight pinky beige color)

200 Mossy Green (a beautiful rich green the pic does it no justice)

300 Gold Shimmer (the pic says it ALL!!)

400 Rich Mahogany (A Beautiful Brownish Purpleish color)

The Eye Shadow Quad in Olive Martini (I am pretty sure there are some MAC dupes in here)

And last but not least this Sexy Brush from Maybelline
It has no name and a few of them were on the display... so who am I to NOT buy one
the hairs are very soft. It looks like it can double for a eyeshadow brush and concealer brush

Monday, October 31, 2011

My Hair Don't Care: Bentonite Clay Hair Treatment


noun Mineralogy.
AZTEC SECRETS Indian Healing Clay
a clay formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash, having theability to absorb large quantities of water and to expand toseveral times its normal volume.

External Uses
  • Bentonite clay is used in many commercial personal care products, including baby powder, eczema lotion, face creams, mud packs and sunburn lotions. Many individuals swear that soaking in a bath with bentonite clay added to the water will help remove toxins from the body. Acne sufferers might clear things up by applying a clay mask on the affected areas. Those with chronic headaches might find relief by placing a bentonite clay pack on the back of their necks for 20 minutes. Bentonite clay should never be allowed to dry on an open wound.
How I Used It 

1 cup of  Bentonite Clay
1/2 cup (roughly) of Apple Cider Vinegar
Mixed until smooth
Applied throughout hair and scalp
Covered with plastic cap and left on hair for 30 minutes
Rinsed with warm water for 10 minutes (this stuff is hard to get out so it will take longer than 10 minutes to remove...trust me...lol)
I then conditioned my hair with
Luscious Locks Hair Mask
I then applied my Leave-In Sealed hair with Grape seed Oil and applied Medium twist throughout my hair.

My Thoughts

Pro: It is a good alternative to shampoo, my hair and scalp were clean
Con: It takes longer to make the hair mask, have it sit in your hair for the 30 minutes, and wash it out than it does to just shampoo

Pro:  It is excellent for defining my curls, so I didn't have to apply any gel!
Con: It left my roots looking and feeling rather parched :-/

Pro: Detangling was a BREEZE 
Con: Getting product completely out of my hair

I will be trying this again because I honestly can't decide how I feel about this product...lol