Kisses to Kiss

Kisses to Kiss

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I just got back from vacation & had a wonderful surprise in the mail waiting for me!


Happy to not owe anybody money for once & eager to see what I got, I tore open the package to find that the lovely people at Kiss Products were congratulating me for winning a brand challenge with Influenster!!


My winnings included an imPRESS Manicure, KISS EverEZLash Trio, KISS Waterless Tattoos & KISS Brush On Lash Strip Adhesive!


I’ve used the KISS Brush On Lash Strip Adhesive -it’s my all time FAVE lash glue!- but the other products are new to me! I can’t wait to try them out!!

Thanks so much for the goodies Kiss Products!! 💋Muah!💋

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Your fave TV families just got a Major addition

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70’s, 80’s & early 90’s babies remember the times of good tv. Come home & watch The Cosby Show, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Family Matters, In The House, Moesha, My Wife & Kids, I could go on & on! Shows that were centered around a family & their comedic antics that kept us entertained, taught us kids about life, love & friendships & didn’t require drink throwing & cat fights.

I miss those shows!! & yes we have Blackish, TI’s Family Hustle & The Carmichael Show but only one of those aren’t kid appropriate. Leonard McCrary must’ve felt the same way because he gave us hilarious view into his life with The Major Family Show!

The family consists of Dad Leonard, Mom Sharmeka, kids Jayla, Trent, Trinity & baby Aarian. And this isn’t a group of actors that practiced for months to get their chemistry together -they’re an actual family!

Leonard has been acting for years & released his first independent film last year, Kold Kurriculum.

While he’s the OG thespian of the family the kids are giving dad a run for his money!! They each have so much personality and steal the show every time they’re in screen!

Don’t just take my word for it, check it out for yourself! The Major Family Show just debuted their first two episodes on YouTube. Subscribe so you don’t miss future episodes!


Natural-Versary and Aunt Jackie’s CC Review

Natural-Versary and Aunt Jackie’s CC Review

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This month marked 5yrs of me being on my natural hair journey!! 🙌


Lawd know this has not been has not been an easy one but definitely worth it!

I wanted to do a tutorial for you guys using Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Flaxseed Recipes Collection… but I haven’t quite mastered how to record washing my hair in the shower. But I took pics throughout the process!

Here are the products that I used. Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Flaxseed Collection is their newest line of products and are enriched with Flaxseed, Coconut, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mango Butter, Avocado, Shea Butter and more!

I started off with the Purify Me Moisturizing Co-Wash Cleanser to cleanse and condition my hair. I wore my last protective style for over 2 weeks so it needed the extra moisture. I like that this co-wash is not just conditioner, it also lathers and leaves my hair feeling clean but not stripped

  I followed with the Fix My Hair Intensive Repair Conditioning Masque, coating my strands from root to ends and detangling in sections. I let it sit for 5 minutes and my curls were popping honi!

Next with my hair soaking wet I made about 8 sections, applied the Seal It Up Hydrating Sealing Butter, finger detangled once more and two-strand twisted my hair -adding a little more product on the ends.

 

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Before bed I pinned each twist criss-crossed them across my head to stretch them as they dried. The next morning I took them down and got these soft, yummy smelling coils!

I wanted more of a fro so that night I slept with my hair in a pineapple and in the morning I sprayed my hair with the Half & Half Hydrating Silkening Hair Milk, fluffed the coils and got this look

I continued to fluff, pic and moisturize my tresses with Half & Half Hydrating Silkening Hair Milk almost every morning along with a little water from my spray bottle and every other day adding some Seal It Up Hydrating Sealing Butter.

I finally achieved the stretched, fluffy fro I wanted! -I refused to post this until I did! lol! I’ve been getting compliments all day on how my hair looks and feels so soft and smells so good!

I recommend Aunt Jackie’s to all my naturalistas and curly girls out there! Especially the ones who have yet to find products that work for you and they smell AMAZING! For the guys with natural hair I highly suggest trying the Flaxseed Recipes Collection, it works well and the scent isn’t a tropical fruit bowl (which I LOVE), but instead it’s a pleasant neutral scent.

You guys tell me what you think about these styles, Aunt Jackie’s products and which styles I should try next! Leave a comment below, share this article and if you try Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils tag me in your pics @BlondiesLipstk! Also make sure you friend me on Facebook and subscribe to my youtube channel to watch all my latest videos!

 

**This review is not sponsored and I personally purchased these products.

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Review: #TheAmuseBouche Box

Review: #TheAmuseBouche Box

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What’s better than new lipstick? FREE Lipstick!!

I recently received 3 new lipsticks courtesy of BITE Beauty and Influenster. The three shades I got were Pepper, Gazpacho and Beetroot. Watch out my review plus swatches of each hue below:

If you’re interested in purchasing #TheAmuseBouche lipsticks, be patient because they’re not out yet. Keep a look out for them at you local Sephora & Sephora.com

Muah Lips

Review: COVERGIRL Influenster Box

Review: COVERGIRL Influenster Box

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It’s time for another review guys! I actually got this and the last box back to back -not a regular thing but I’m glad it happened cause it means more free stuff!

In this box I received the newest products from COVERGIRL cosmetics: Tru Naked eyeshadow palette, Plumpify Mascara by BlastPro and the Colorlicious Oh Sugar Lip Balm.


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Off the bat I was excited about the free stuff… but COVERGIRL is not my cup of tea & I hate giving negative reviews. So I cleared my mind of all the reasons I haven’t liked COVERGIRL products in the past & tried these babies out fair & square. Will they change my mind? Here are my thoughts

Moral of the story: Keep an open mind & Katy Perry’s commercial/jingle could sell ice to an eskimo. lol!

All the makeup in this review I got for free from COVERGIRL and Influenster, but all opinions are my own.

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Muah Lips

Review: Jingle Vox Box

Review: Jingle Vox Box

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If you guys follow me on social media you’ve seen me post my opinions about a bunch of different products -which I love to do!

So what had happened was, I started back up my Influenster account, they sent me an awesome box of goodies & I got to share them with you all!

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The lashes I wore in my first GRWM video came from Influenster, along with something to battle dry winter skin, a packs of deliciousness & more!

My favorite items from the box were the beauty products! Don’t get me wrong, the treats were great too! But the beauty products last longer. lol!

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*All items in the pictures and mentioned in the video were complimentary from Influenster but all opinions are my own.

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Muah Lips

#GRWM: Night Out

#GRWM: Night Out

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For those who requested it, it’s long overdue but hey, better late than never! lol!

It’s my first Get Ready With Me & don’t worry, it won’t be my last!

So I was getting ready to go out & I love me some lashes when it’s time for me to hit these ATL streets! -or just when I wanna be Fabu *dramatic hair flip* lol! So I got the KISS True Volume Lashes in style “Posh” & Black Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe. Now I’ve only been wearing lashes for a few months & I’ve only used white/clear glue so I was a little apprehensive -but it looked great! I barely needed any eyeliner!

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I loved my look & I loved my lashes!! They were so lightweight that I forgot I had them on! They also look natural so they’re great for everyday use! -which I love because I can’t wait to wear them again!

You can find these lashes for yourself for less than $4 at Walmart (yes, you read that right!)

I received the KISS True Volume Lashes and Black Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe complimentary for testing purposes. All opinions are honest & my own.

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Muah Lips

Review: LancĂ´me Advanced Genifique

Review: LancĂ´me Advanced Genifique

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Developed from 14 years of research, the LancĂ´me Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate is the brands newest serum designed to tackle anti-aging. Housed in a sleek, contemporary dropper bottle, this concentrate aims to add radiance to your complexion while smoothing fine lines.

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So, why use a serum?

Unlike a cleanser or moisturiser, serums can penetrate deeper into the skin to actively solve a range of issues that your skin may have. A serum is lighter than many other skincare products and should be applied after cleansing and toning and before your moisturiser in order to work effectively.

This anti-aging serum would probably work best on those aged 30+ or those who have visible signs of aging.

The formulation

Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate is packed with powerful ingredients to target ten aspects of skin, including firmness, elasticity, fine lines, wrinkles, sagginess, texture, resiliency, radiance, even skin tone and clarity. With anti-oxidants like vitamin C, the formulation boasts ‘Lancôme’s added biotechnology ingredient’ to create an innovative serum. It contains no parabens or sulfates.

What Lancôme’s research results demonstrated

This serum was tested on 32 women over the course of 8 weeks and results were

Texture +57%
Resiliency +49%
Elasticity +50%
Firmness +49%
Sagginess +46%
Fine lines +42%
Wrinkles +46%
Radiance +52%
Clarity +47%
Even skin tone +42%

So, what did I think?

On first impressions, the bottle is very modern looking with the dropper making it easy to dispense a small amount of serum. With this product, a little goes a long way and you really don’t need to go overboard with application.

The serum itself feels light and silky. Once applied to the skin, it’s absorbed fairly quickly to leave a velvety finish. I like that the product soaks in quickly as it means you can immediately apply your moisturiser. It also doesn’t leave any residue so it’s perfect for a range of skin types, including very oily skins. From the first use, my skin felt smoother and firmer. I usually follow up this serum with an anti-aging moisturiser in order to achieve the best results possible.

I’ve been using this product for several weeks and I have seen a difference in my skin tone. That’s not to say that this serum works miracles because it doesn’t. Despite seeing a difference in certain factors, there are also a few things I haven’t seen. I personally don’t find that my skin really looks a lot brighter than before. I actually find that the best thing for helping to brighten my skin is by eating healthy foods and drinking lots of water. However, when it comes to targeting fine lines, I really do feel that this serum does a great job as my skin feels firmer, smoother and more refined. If you’re going to try this, I would highly recommend using it in combination with other anti-aging products in order to get the maximum benefits. The Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum isn’t super cheap but it provides results in terms of targeting fine lines and it has a beautiful, light texture that absorbs quickly and won’t make your skin break out. If you’re searching for a new anti-aging serum then this is definitely one to try.

 

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Should I Waist Cinch/Trim/Train? Pt.1

Should I Waist Cinch/Trim/Train? Pt.1

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My friend April posted this on Facebook. Had to share it because it inspired this post:IMG_6694.PNG

I laughed so hard when I saw this but she’s right. Shortcuts are never the move but many women are using them to get the ideal body type. These days it’s a literal hour glass: big breasts, teeny tiny waist and big hips and butt.

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I have no clue if the above pic was photoshopped, I just found it on Instagram. I say that because some women are actually built like this -but more often than not they had some help. For example there’s camera filters, specific posing angles and photoshop apps for the internet and IG, but what about when you want that look in person? Do you know there’s such a thing a selfie surgery? Smh. Regardless, no one batts an eye if you’ve had breast implants or liposuction, but the new new is butt fillers or injections, and waist cinching… or is it waist trimming? …waist training? Confused? It’s okay, I’ll explain, because there is a difference.

Waist Training is the process of reducing or shaping a woman’s waist through gradual body modification using a corset, cincher or trimmer belt (my personal definition)

A Waist Cincher is a type of short corset that cinches, or pulls in, at the waistline. Functional waist cinchers make a woman’s waist appear smaller than it actually is. (via ehow.com)

Waist Trimmer belts are used to help remove excess water weight from your abdomen region. The belt is placed around your waist and worn when you work out and do your typical daily choirs. As the belt contains the heat from your abdomen, you will sweat off excessive water. (via ehow.com)

Every time you turn around a celeb with a banging body is endorsing their own or somebody else’s cincher or trimmer


It’s hard not to buy in when you see what you believe are their results. & it doesn’t make you weak in the least bit to want to change something about yourself or to admire someone who has the body you wouldn’t mind strutting around in. I personally feel I have a healthy body image but I love how gorgeous Amber Rose’s body is! I mean, how could you not?!

But back to the subject at hand, waist training. I spoke earlier of celebs and other curvy women on IG showcasing their results, but does it really work? Is what April said on Facebook true? What are the pros and cons? I’ve tried both methods and will share my experience next week in part 2!