MakeUp Forever Face & Body Foundation Review

First off can we talk about this hot, sticky weather? Ugh. Even though I can admit for a couple of days it was nice and cool but Im telling you, I just cannot stand summer season. I cannot seem to function or try to enjoy an outing with the fam when the humidity is acting a plum fool.

Plus my acne has been real ignorant lately, lol. I don’t only get pimples, I’m also cursed with the dark blemishes that it leaves behind and it never goes away. Like ever. I did go to the derm to get new prescriptions but they didn’t work so will be making an appointment soon. I have used bb creams and other foundations to even out my skin tone and lesson how harsh the blemishes look but I found MakeUp Forever F&B is the only foundation that makes my face look and feel like skin.

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This joint is lightweight; lighter than lightweight. It gives a barely there feel and applies like a barely there coverage but yet gives this lit from within glow. One of the major pluses in my book is that it comes with a pump, for free! Some foundations charge you extra and honestly, I think that’s dumb af. It’s also waterproof and a water based gel that’s perfect for this time of year. Since it gives a “barely there” coverage, it’s not going to cover any type of dark spots or dark circles around the eyes but in fact, once applied to the skin, MUFEF&B soft focus/blur any imperfections. If you want a flawless, “beat to the gawds” look, it’s better to use a concealer before or after this foundation.

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Using MUFEF&B foundation I get oily around the 4 hour mark even with two primers (Smashbox Oil Free primer all over face and Benefit Porefessional on the T zone). That’s when I lightly spritz Clinique Moisture Surge refreshing face spray and around a couple of hours after that, my blemishes become more apparent but my face as a whole looked pretty good. So I got a total of 6-7 hours out of this and that’s perfect for me! I do believe if I used a setting powder, it would’ve lasted a bit longer.

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As you can see I have two different shades because I just went from the undertone MakeUpForever had on their website for each shade. Honey Beige has a yellow beige (pink)  undertone and Camel is a yellow undertone. Camel is close to my skin tone but no cigar. And Honey Beige is all the way off but combined, omgosh, I swear it’s like a match made in heaven. I use two pumps of Camel and half a pump of Honey Beige.

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MakeUp Forever Face & Body foundation is available online and at your local Sephora. I seriously love shopping at Sephora. They have great deals and ship on time too. Check it out when you can!

 

Fave Eyeshadows with Swatches!

This post was only supposed to be about my love for Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette but then I ended up swatching my other faves and yeah, make sense to roll this all in one. *nods*

**Yes, I know you’re probably sighing like this is old news but believe it or not, there are a lot of people still trying to figure out which neutral palette is best for them. Like me when I started out, a neutral is a neutral is a neutral and I didn’t want to be that type of hoarder. I hoard for lippies but that’s another post. Lol. So I figured out Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette was right for me.**

Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette I have owned for some time now. What drew me closer to this than getting Urban Decay Naked 3 palette (that was on the top of my list) was the fact it’s made out of 100% cocoa.  Yes. You read that right. Cocoa. Cacao. A yummy treat that is highly addictive for those with a sweet tooth.

 

Too Faced Chocolate Bar

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Black Forest Truffle and Triple Fudge

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Candied Violet, Amaretto, Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial and Champagne Truffle

I L O V E everything about this palette and *whispers* honestly, I have used everything but Strawberry Bon Bon. *still whispering* I’m a newbie at this sooo I wouldnt even know how to use it giggles. Someone fill me in. It doesnt look right as a highlighter to me. :\

Each shade performs like a dream with very minimal fallout. They’re super buttery smooth and while some are a tad sheer, you can layer it on like your life depended on it and it will still look beautiful.

I wish I can show you my go to look. Maybe I will update this post when I do but hopefully yall have great imagination lol.

First off I have oily lids so I would apply my favorite primer evah Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadow primer, then Sigma eye shadow base Compote.

Here’s a picture of the insert to better show you how I have my look!

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So I would apply Maybelline 24 Hour Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk all over the lid. Then Cherry Cordial is in the outer V where #2 is, the inner corner of my eyes where I highlight is Creme Brulee and where #4 is, thats where I apply NYX eyeshadow single in Nutmeg and lightly blend. I also use Nutmeg on the lower lash line and at the far lash line corner near the outer V, I use Cherry Cordial. I rarely use a highlight in #1 but when I do, I use Stila All Over Shimmer powder in Kitten.

So yeah, I am such a newb and that’s the only way I rock an eye shadow look.

Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow

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These ‘shadows are hella pretty but the only con is how your room is temperature is depend on their performance. During the summer months, my apartments gets ridiculously hot. I would keep the AC on for an hour, turn it off and it’ll tale 10 minutes to turn it back on again lol. Just picture the oven on all day and you can feel the heat when you get into the kitchen. Smh. When it gets that warm, these babies glide on so smooth! Once Fall/Winter kicks in it takes hella stiff so I would have to wrap a warm towel around it. Crazy, I know but at least they never dry on me.

NYX Eye Shadow Nutmeg

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Ugh, this is soooo beautiful. If I’m hella lazy, I would pat this on my lid, line my eyes underneath my eye lid with UD Perversion, mascara and go. Its super buttery soft too. Can also use this as a bronzer.

There you have it! My fave eye shadows at the moment. I recently purchased Lorac Pro Palette 2 and will review it as soon as it comes in (as if you’re not sick of all the past reviews on it yet). :]

Beauty Haul! Riri Viva Glam

I was SUPER DE DUPER excited when I heard (and read) Rihanna was coming out with MAC Viva Glam lipstick and lipglass. Even though I marked the release date on my calendar, I didn’t get it the day it came out. I was biting on nails, impatiently waiting for swatches to pop up. After I saw pretty much all shades from alabaster to the deepest skin tone (Alek Wek) I added them to my cart, closed my eyes and hit the checkout button.

If you didn’t know, MAC Viva Glam is a limited edition collection that goes to a great cause! All proceeds of the MAC VG collection helps women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Not only I get to have this awesomeness in my possession, it’s a great feeling to know that I’m helping others.

 

***Mind you, this post.. THIS POST.. is hella old lol. I forgot all about it honestly. Thank goodness for auto save***

***Remember when you click on any image on my blog, it’ll open up a new window instead of you having to hit the back button***

Please forgive my ashy hands lmbo. Sometimes I give zero Fs

Look at the packing of these beauties! It’s hard to describe, feels super smooth, and can get easily scratched up so provide a “special” place in your lippie draw or whatever or place them in a sandwich bag lol. Do what you can to not jack up the packaging!

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And here are the swatches..

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I compared RiRi Viva Glam lipstick with two other frost type lippies I believe from the Wet n Wild Megalast collection. I wanted to show you what grandma frost (WNW) and modern frost (RVG) looked like. I so was not here for WNW frost and I wish I gave them back but I purchased them at one point and forgot about them at one point too lol.

RVG goes on wonderfully smooth and non drying. Like I said this is not your nana’s frost. It’s more like a toned down metallic.

Wearing the lipstick sans lipglass

Wearing the lipstick WITH lipglass

wearing RVG lipstick and lipglass. 

The wear time for the lipstick, for me, is a couple of hours. With the lipglass is about one hour. Here I applied too much since around an hour and a half/two hours I layered on a second time.

I wanted to purchase another RVG lippie and lipglass but I got caught up in the MAC Alluring Aquatic haul, my pockets were literally in tears lol.

I am thinking about swatching all my MAC RiRi lippies and post it. I think I have about six now. The last one I got I spent a boatload on. *cries*

Let me know what you guys think about this post! :D

MAC Alluring Aquatic Haul

I know it has been QUITE AWHILE since my last post and I am so sorry about that but here are pictures on my MAC haul.

 

I lurve every thang about it!

First off, I didnt get the bronzers and blushes since I already have a few blushes I rarely use and a bronzer that I swatch at home lol. I’m not that very good when it comes to makeup such as those items but I cannot live without eye shadow, lippies, and mascara!

 

***Please click on pictures to view them bigger. It’ll jump to a new window. No need to hit the back button. Shhh, I loathe that too.***

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MAC signature bullet lippies are:

Goddess of the Sea

Mystical

Enchanted One

Lipglass:

Clear Water

Extra Dimension Eyeshadows (LtoR)

Fathom’s Deep

Sea Worship

Lorelai

 

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Can we at least agree that the packaging of MACs new limited edition collection Alluring Aquatic is everything!! One of the many reasons why I hoped on it.

Here is the packaging up close and personal. All in natural lighting. :]

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The 3D water drop effect is just… breathtaking!

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This is how MACs Extra Dimension line looks like.

The wave is just perfect for this underwater, kinda mermaid, Greek Mythology theme.

Now, onto the swatches!

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From Top to Bottom:

Clear Water (Sparkly goodness!)
Mystical
Goddess of the Sea 
Covergirl Sultry 200 (comparing purpose)
Enchanted One (I thought this was like Covergirl Sultry but it’s much lighter. Super pretty with Clear Water)

***I have also purchased Head in the Clouds from MACs Playland collection. These swatches are for folks wondering if it’s the same as RiRi Viva Glam.***

Head in the Clouds (comparing purpose)
RiRi Viva Glam (RVG is so obviously a darker red than HITC. HITC has gold specks)

 

The MAC Alluring Aquatic lippies are super opaque and non drying. Mystical gives you that “your natural pigmented lips but better” look. Goddess of the Sea is thee perfect purple and Enchanted One is a gorgeous nude! I can honestly wear that nude better that Covergirl Sultry 200.

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From Top to Bottom:

Lorelai (a lovely soft pink. Compared to Stila Kitten it is a deeper pink)

Fathom’s Deep (Certain light it’s Navy Blue and sometimes it appears purple)

Sea Worship (Antique olive gold)

The MAC Alluring Aquatic Extra Dimensional eyeshadows were super buttery smooth and very high in pigment although out of the three I’ve purchase, Fathoms Deep is more pigmented. FD was only swatched once; Sea Worship and Lorelai twice.

Now I hope you’re not still wondering if you should get this collection. Okay… I get it because it’s super expensive. The eyeshadows alone were $19.50 each!! Gag city. I’m just saying if you can afford it then run, do not walk, to the nearest MAC, Nordstrom, Belk and get you a couple please! You will not regret it. I on the other hand already regretting on not getting Siren Song and Pet Me Please.  Remember, these are LIMITED EDITION (although MAC still has it on the site) so don’t sleep!

NYC Metro Girl

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Moved out here to CT to start anew but my heart will always belong to NYC. Now when I came across this brand, I was hella intrigued because anything that has to do with NYC, I am so here for.

Minnie Brown is the owner and creator of NYC MetroGirl. The company started in March 2013 and is based out in Staten Island (Shaolin if you’re a Wu-Tang fan like moi). She was super nice to send me a few items to review.

**Pictures of products were taken before use**

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Minnie has some magic making hands because the performance of this soap is everything. It lathers perfectly, it makes the skin feel super smooth like a lotion bar that lathers. And once you rinse it off the skin, it doesnt feel dry or streaky. The scent……@___@…… it’s like a grown woman, sexy yet fruity scent. I love it. Very hard to describe but when I used this, the scent permeates the bathroom like crazy. Even some minutes after the shower you can still smell it. Jesus.

**On the site, the scent describes as Golden Amber and Egyptian Musk intermingled with sparkling citrus, lily of the valley, pink jasmine and warm woods

Would I purchase?

YES!!

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Another gem here is this glycerin bar Coco Dream. The performance is the same as Creative Juice but this moisturizes the skin more because of the glycerin content. Perfect for the this dry arse weather lol. Because lawd knows I need a basket full of these with a tub full of thick butter lol. Now the name is very true to the scent. Smells like a dream. Very tropical, under a palm tree drinking gin and juice out of a coconut. Yup, at least that’s my dream haha. It smells amazing and just like Creative Juice, the scent fills the bathroom during and after each use.

**On the site, the scent describes as Coconut & Patchouli with a touch of light musk

Would I Purchase?

Darn skippy!! *means yes*

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This butter is thick but light enough to 86 the ashiness off your hands and still be able to hold a cup of coffee without being scared it may slip. Coin the term butter fingers. Heh. NYC Metro Girl body butter is also perfect enough to wear it winter round. So it wont feel like you rubbed canola oil on your body when you’re under 90 degree weather and doesn’t clog pores! This scent Dark Berry is another winner. Lawd hammercy. Another grown and sexy sweet scent. What I love about these scents are Creative Juice, Coco Dreams and Dark Berry are NOT your teen daughter scents. Not bubble gum, pop-y, I borrowed from a teen girl scent. When I say grown sexy and sweet.. think of sweet scents but darkened down so women in their 50’s can still rock.

**On the site, the scent describes as Ripe black raspberries, mixed with dark plums and warm vanilla

Would I Purchase?

Yes ma’am.. a tub full. *nods*

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Last year around this season, I had some crust arse lips. What kind of saved it from cracking and drying to oblivion was my oil mix of safflower oil, sweet almond oil and olive oil. I still kind of use that mix (when I remember) but I’ve been using sugar scrubs more. This pocket sugar scrub I have been using for a few weeks(not combined with other scrubs and balms), one time in the day and once at night. Calling this a sugar scrub is kind of questionable being that it doesn’t have any sugar grains in it. It’s pretty much a Green Tea and Strawberry “get cho lips right)”balm. But lips are still kissably smooth. It smells exactly like green tea and strawberries too.

Would I Purchase?

Yes. Can’t get enough of lip saving products. :]

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I own oil perfumes and never really cared for solid perfumes until I tried this. I glide this on pulse/pressure points (behind the ears, on the wrist, etc) and it’ll stay on for a couple of hours. It really depends on your body chemistry. NYC Metro Girl solid perfume smells so good. Desire is the scent and again, part of the grown and sexy sweet crew. Even though it doesnt last on me for long, I like the fact that the scent transfers on clothing. So when I wear that item again along with the solid perfume, the scent would be more pronounced.

Would I Purchase?

YES!

A tip when you purchase NYC Metro Girl products, if you get any of the scents, make sure you get the works. If you end up getting Creative Juice soap bar, get the butter, perfume, and lotion in that scent. It smell will last longer on you use them accordingly.

Go on and check out NYC Metro Girl

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Product Review Cream and Coco

I am sure most of you in the natural hair community heard about the company Cream & Coco. Victoria is the owner and creator of C&C and she’s super nice and her products are out of this world in my opinion. She creates her masterpieces in her “creamery” along with her twin girls—they’re so adorable! From Hair to skin to nether regions (yasss, Cream & Coco been saving one vajayjay at a time, hunny), you’d love everything in her shop.

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Coco Mallow Co-Wash Fluff

Ingredients

pure water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Acetic Acid (Apple Cider Vinegar), Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Stearalkonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycerin, perfume, Cacoa, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Powder, Althea Offinalis (Marshmallow) Root, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid

Texture

Creamy

Scent

Smells like chocolates, marshmellow and perfume..

Price

$18 for 16oz

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Thoughts

I really like this cowash! It has nice slip, makes the curls POP and hair clean. I don’t think it cleans very well if you applied heavy butters, or simply layering heavy products (thick leave in, thick butter etc.). The texture is creamy, not too thick and not runny. Glides through the hair very well, so detangling is a breeze! The smell, hmmmm, I don’t love it but then, I don’t really hate it. I really smell chocolate and marshmallow but then this scent comes from the background like POW lol. It’s too perfumy. I can deal but I can seriously do without the perfume scent.

Would I purchase?

Yessiree Bob!

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Naked Baby Glaze

Ingredients

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, glycerin, Calendula Officinalis, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower, fragrance, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid

Scent

fresh baby powder and candy

Price

$12 for 8oz

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Thoughts

I have heard so much about this Naked Baby Glazed tincture that I was super happy Vicky (Victoria, owner/creator of Cream & Coco) threw this in the package. Mann, this stuff is awesome! Super light! Makes the skin feel lush and moisturized. I used this on my cuticles every now and then and it makes it look perfect. Don’t be alarmed by the things floating in the tincture, it’s pieces of oats!

I love sniffing my toddlers when I apply it on them too. It smells like baby powder in Fresh scent with some sweetness to it. Sounds like a weird thing right? Sweet smelling baby powder lol but don’t fret! It’s a combo I never thought can work.Very light scent and super yummm.

Would I Purchase?

YES!

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Lemongrass Verbana and Summer Peach Cobbler soaps (snack-sized)

Lemongrass Verbana Ingredients

saponified oils of coconut, soybean, olive & soy butter, shea butter, fragrance, apple cider vinegar, rice flour, lemongrass, neem, spirulina 

Summer Peach Cobbler Ingredients

saponified oils of soybean,coconut, olive, soy wax & shea butter, apricot kernel oil, fragrance oil, oatmeal, organic clover honey, organic peach powder, cocoa, apricot seeds 

Price

$5.25 each.. could get 5 or 5.5 oz when you purchase

Thoughts

I have tried C&C soaps before and I love the scents she comes up with for each and the way it feels on the skin! The lather in these bars are superb. Makes you squeaky clean but no dryness because of the amount of oils and butter in it.

I wish I can tell you guys about the scents but these snack sizes came in a white paper bag and my mistake was I didn’t wrap them each in saran wrap. I just left them in there. Womp city. And I did use both and the smell is non-existent but usually her soaps smell great. But that’s okay, sometimes with folks, performance usually outshine the scent.

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Gooseberry Aloe Pudding

Ingredients

pure water, Persea Gratissima (avocado) Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter), glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cera Alba, xanthum gum, perfume, dl-Panthenol, hydrolyzed oat protein, Equisetum Arvense Extract (horsetail), amla, Ulmus fulva (slippery elm), Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid

Price

$12 for 8oz

Thoughts

Gooseberry Aloe Pudding is a new product on Cream & Coco website in replace of their Curls For Days Hair pudding. I have used the older hair pudding (CFD) before and to tell you the truth, they’re pretty much the same to me. The performance is the same as well as slippage (not enough of that if you ask me).

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As you can see in the pictures, there’s a difference in texture and color. GAP is more off white where as CFD is also off white but a little cloudier.  They’re both thick creams,  if you were to hold both jars upside down with lids off, they will not budge out of the jar. But CFD is more creamier. The scents are definitely different. CFD smells like sweet vanilla and GAP smells sweeter, like candy.

I’ve mentioned earlier that the performance is the same. Very little slip so I would have to detangle my hair in order to distribute one or both products in my hair. You guys have seen what my hair looks like using the Curls For Days Pudding. Here’s a picture to jog your memory :D

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In this picture, I added another curly pudding with CFD that also didn’t work in my hair alone but together, it was marriage! Click the link to that post here.

Would I Purchase?

Yes. I haven’t come across a curl pudding that weighs my hair down. I love when my curls just hang down, minimizing the shrinkage and having it sticking straight up.

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Lemongrass Verbana & Aloe Nectar

Ingredients

spring water, aloe barbadenis leaf juice, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetyl alcohol, butylene, glycol, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, avocado oil, glycerin, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, perfume, dl-Panthenol, xanthum gum, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, lodopropynyl butylcarbonate

Scent

lemongrass and coconuts.. mmmmmm

Thoughts?

I really like this product! You can use this for the hair as a refresher and on the body as a moisturizer. I love two in one products. *grins* It’s nice as a fresher. I would spritz my curls with water and refresh with Lemongrass Verbana mixed in with some oil and it would give my curls a “wet” look for most of the day. It doesn’t make my hair dry and can play up with some products I have in my stash. I really like it as a body moisturizer as well! It’s super light, doesnt clog the pores but it’s not enough to tame the ashiness from the dry weather season. My skin is so weird though. In the warmer months, I have oily skin. Moistly on my face but I never have to apply lotion. Well, only a little on the elbows and knees. Lemongrass Verbana is perfect for the warmer months. And even though it doesnt tame the ashiness, I love what it does for my cuticles. I’m a nail polish girl and I change up the colors every day or every two days. The nail polish remover does take a toll on the cuticles but after I remove the polish, I’d wash my hands with hand soap and apply LV. This cream is like a Capt’n save a Cuticle lol. *whispers* I think Vicky should create cuticle creams, seriously.

I wish I can get more of this good stuff, but sadly,this product was limited edition in one of Cream and Coco monthly hot boxes and for the holiday VIP sale. So yeah, she’s no longer selling it but you can ask Vicky if she has any products in stock that is close to or that’s in the works. Doesn’t hurt to ask, right? :]

Would I Purchase

Yes!

Looking to get your Cream & Coco on? Check out their Facebook and Website. You won’t be disappointed trust!

Product Review: It’s All Buttah

About Company

Kesha Ward is the Owner/founder of It’s All Buttah.

Kesha believes that “all natural ingredients are optimal for our skin; regardless of skin type.  Nature has everything we need.  All natural butters, oils and extracts are best for moisturizing and healing the skin.”  Always forward thinking and observant when it comes to her business and personal affairs, Ms. Ward is currently working on expanding her product offerings, because “I see how receptive people are to products that are good for them and I’d like to make a variety of products to meet that need.”

**All of the “About Company” text comes directly from their website**

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Ingredients

Organic shea butter, jojoba, grapeseed

Scent

Smells like lemon sugar cookies and lemon tea cake.. mmmmmm!

Price

$12 for a 4oz

Thoughts

Dude, I frickn love this butter! The consistency is everything. It’s whipped to perfection, feels and looks like icing, it emulsifies perfectly onto the skin. The weird thing is (it’s actually a good thing) it doesn’t feel greasy! It’s All Buttah is thick but not heavy. Doesn’t feel like my pores are dying to breathe so it’s super light. The smell though…. *sniffs*…. smells so edible!

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I’ve been staring at the picture above for awhile thinking what else can I compare this too. I think it does look like butter, like Land o’ Lakes butter. Lol seriously.

**I’m super shocked how perfect this picture came out btw. Shows the product perfectly**

Would I Purchase:

Heck ya!

Check out It’s All Buttah via Facebook and shop at their site.

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Disclaimer: These products were sent to me to review. I am not affiliated with nor compensated by this company. This review is based on my experience and opinions are my own and quite honest.

Product Review: Scrubz Natural Sugar Body Scrub

About The Company

Roberta Perry found that the skin products on the market were not satisfying her addiction to soft skin. They were either filled with artificial preservatives and/or colors, didn’t do what they promised, or the scents were not quite right.

She tried various formulations of scrubs, testing jar after jar on herself & her sister, Michelle Tucker. She did extensive research into natural based plant oils and how wonderful they are for your skin.

One day, Michelle, having just recently sampled the latest formula, burst in the room announcing, “you have to sell this stuff…it’s amazing!”  2 days later, Michelle called Roberta and announced she had the perfect name, so in July of 2006, Scrubz™ All Natural Sugar Body Scrub was born.

 

Michelle joined the business, and with her help, the product line has grown to include Handz™, Facez™, Shavez™, Butterz™, Oilz™, OIlz+™, Balmz™, Bye Bye Bagz™, Bye Bye MakeUp™, Lipz Service™ and Lipz™.

Scrubz™ uses the finest and most natural ingredients, and our fragrance list is so extensive, there is a scent to please everyone, including our Unscented line which is 100% Pure and Fragrance Free.

 

Scrubz Mission Statement

To create top quality, natural and affordably priced products for people of all ages and skin types. 

Our goals include teaching the simplest and most effective way to best protect and take care of the largest organ in the body, your skin.

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Ingredients:

Natural sucrose, canola oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera oil, coconut supreme oil, soybean oil, vitamin e oil, essential and/or fragrance oil

Scent:

Smells just like pumpkin pie mmmm

Price:

8oz $16.00

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Thoughts?

Awww man I love this scrub! Love the fact that the sugar grains are perfect to use as a face scrub. Buffs rough skin such as knees and elbows and I love the way it makes my skin feel very supple and moisturized after rinsing off the sugar. I also use the to buff my lips. I use it twice a day because this dry season is sucking up the moisture out of my skin like nobodies business. Ugh. Love the season but I curse it at the same time. *shakes fist.

The labeling is cute and best of all, waterproof. I like to keep my body products in the bathroom so I love when the labels can withstand steamy bathrooms and wet hands.

The scent is amazeballs. TRUE pumpkin pie scent.

Roberta was super nice enough to throw in a sample of their body lotion (Oilz, Oil & Shea Body Lotion) also in seasonal pumpkin pie scent. Due to the circumstances that I was and currently am under, I was unable to take a picture of it but it was a small 1oz sample. It moisturized my skin perfectly. Was super light so it’s great to use in the summer and the scent GAHH. Delish!!If you’re going to get Scrubz body scrubs, PLEASE get the lotion in the same scent. The duo would make your day. Forget the phrase “Calgon, take me away”. More like “Scrubz, buff and moisturize me to perfection”. LOL.

Would I purchase? Hail (hell in southern accent) yessss!

Websitehttp://www.scrubzbodyscrub.com/

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/scrubzbodyproducts

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Disclaimer: These products were sent to me to review. I am not affiliated with nor compensated by this company. This review is based on my experience and opinions are my own and quite honest.

Product Review: Cassandra’s Hair Potion

About:

A few years ago I decided to go natural and I also resolved to stop straightening my daughters’ hair. I tried every hair product under the sun but products left my hair dry, flaky or hard. I also had an additional challenge. My daughters’ have allergies and sensitive skins. Some products contain ingredients that my daughters’ are allergic to, such as mango. Other store-bought products turn my daughters’ skin into a bumpy, itchy nightmare. Products that use chemicals as preservatives and to add fragrance were particularly problematic. Hunting for products that would moisturize our hair and not cause my daughters to break out became a frustrating full-time job. Sometimes products would list up to 15 ingredients and I would be wary of the impact they would have on my daughter because most of the ingredients were chemicals. One day I had an idea: Combine only the natural products I use on my hair – Shea butter, coconut oil etc. My labor of love to find a perfect product that would give my girls gorgeous hair without itchy skin became Cassandra’s Hair Potion.

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L to R: Cassandra’s Hair Potion Extreme Moisturizing Cream & Hair Mist

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Extreme Moisturizing Cream Ingredients:

Shea butter, Kokum butter, Cocoa butter, Coconut oil, Glycerin, Olive butter, Essential oil, Fragrance oil.

Scent:

Got it in Strawberry Delight.. smells a bit like strawberries & chocolate (because of the cocoa butter).

Texture:

Thick!

Price:

8oz $15.oo

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Thoughts?

I like this butter but not enough to purchase. :[

Cassandra’s Hair Potion Moisturizing Cream is hella thick! I mean, so thick that when you lightly glide your finger on the surface of it, and rub it between your fingers, you can feel how thick it is. So scooping up a dime size and rubbing it in my palms kinda feels like paste. :\ Not only is it thick it’s also heavy. This is perfect for those who likes their hair weighed down when it’s in twist-outs/wash n go. In order for me to use this in my wash n gos (I too like my wash n gos weighed down), I would have to melt the butter over some heat, apply in a spray bottle and lightly mist the tresses. I do the same for my oldest daughter but this butter is waayy too heavy for super fined hair’d curlies.

CHPMC claims it’s moisturizing but in order for a product to apply moisture to your hair/body, it has to contain water in it. And must be high on the list, first or second ingredient. Now, I can say it holds in moisture really nice! Hair doesnt look dried out when the day ends. As for skin, it’s too thick to apply on my entire body. Kind of makes me feel like my pores are fighting to breath but it will definitely keep the ashiness at bay! Apply on the knees, elbows, EVEN on the lips and you’re good to go.

Let’s talk about the scent. I got it in Stawberry Delight and it does smell absolutely delightful! Very light scent of chocolate covered strawberries. Mmmmm

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Hair Mist Ingredients:

Distilled water, essential oil, fragrant oil

Scent:

Light scent of strawberries

Price:

40z $4.00

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Thoughts?

I like this spray and love the scent. The scent is Strawberry, which is very light by the way and it’s not meant as a hair perfume. Looking at the ingredients, it’s pretty basic and the Hair Mist is pretty much there to moisturize your hair before you add the Moisturizing Cream.

Earlier I told you in order for me to use the Moisturizing Cream, I had to melt it down and apply it in a spray bottle. This is said spray bottle. I have also used the Hair Mist alone and really like it but the combo to me is heaven.

Also the problems I have is with the labels. Although the labeling is hella cute, too cute infact, it’s not water proof. It falls apart, lettering is missing but the bottle/jars are sturdy and durable.

One thing I would like to include, this Hair Mist is even better when you leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight, whatever!

Would I purchase?

I would totally purchase this Hair Mist

Cassandra’s Hair Potion is currently having a sale! 50% OFF EVERYTHING on the site. Use code: CYBERMONDAY

Website: http://cassandrashairpotion.gostorego.com/

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/hairpotioncassandras

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Disclaimer: These products were sent to me to review. I am not affiliated with nor compensated by this company. This review is based on my experience and opinions are my own and quite honest.