Shea Moisture Haul!!

Hey everyone!

So while scrolling through my Instagram a few weeks ago, I noticed that Shea Moisture was having a BOGO (buy one, get one free) sale as CVS. This brand can get a little expensive.  (though it’s really good, especially for those with naturally curly or coily hair). I’m used to the best sale being buy one get one half off, so I was quite determined to participate in this sale, even though I wasn’t in the country at the time. 

I was hoping that it was something I could have taken advantage of online, but when that didn’t work, I had to resort to other measures: I enlisted the assistance of my aunt,who is a teacher in Miami, and asked her to swing by the nearest one to her on the way home from school. Shea Moisture is a brand that carries quite a few different product lines, each of which seemingly tailored for a different hair type or issue. They carry very ‘natural’ products, with amazing oils, and no sulphates, parabens, gluten, artifical color, etc. 

I already knew from prior experience that I’m allergic to one of their lines  (the original moisture retention line) because I’m very sensitive to Argan Oil. But I have had great results from the products I had tried so far of their Curl and Shine line, and was interested in trying other things from that line, as well as dabbling in a few of the newer lines.

When my aunt went to her local branch, they didn’t have all of the items I was looking for. After phoning all other branches in close proximity to no avail, I settled on getting 4 items from the Curl and Shine line. I ended up getting:
– Curl and Shine Shampoo (originally  $10.99)
– Curl Enhancing Smoothie (originally  $12.99)
– Curl and Shine Conditioner (originally  $10.99)
– Curl and Style Milk (originally  $10.99)

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If you are interested in these products and would like to look out for another one of these sales, be sure to follow Shea Moistures’ Instagram @sheamoisture4u so you can keep informed on their specials.

I hope you all enjoyed!  Thanks again for stopping by. I really appreciate it. Don’t forget to follow ILuvBeautie both here and on Facebook for upcoming posts and amazing giveaways.  Until next time, have an awesome day!

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Face of the Day: Last Day in Jamaica

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So I returned to Florida on Sunday  from a very long and unplanned trip to Jamaica  (well the trip itself was planned, but not the length of time). I went to church for my last day and decided to do my makeup, just because. I figured I would keep it pretty neutral.  This is what I came up with:

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Products used:
Moisturizer: up&up dual treatment moisturizer  (oil free)
Primer: BH Cosmetics Anti Shine Serum
Foundation: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 foundation in Tawny  (#865)
Cream Highlight: MAC Prep + Prime  Highlighter in Peach Lustre.
Powder to set highlight: L’Oréal ‘Hydra Perfect’ Perfecting Loose Powder in Translucent (#916)
Eyeshadow Primer: Covergirl Natural Hue Concealer in ‘Golden Dorado’
Eyeshadow: Physicians Formula Baked Pyramid Matte Bronzer in Baked Bronze  (#54505); the Balm NUDE’tude Eyeshadow Palette; Wet n Wild eyeshadow palette in ‘Vanity’ (#249)
Eyeliner: L’Oréal Silkissime in Black
Mascara: Maybelline ‘the ROCKET’ Volume Express
Eyebrows: Dark Brown eyeshadow  in NUDE’tude Eyeshadow Palette
Face Powder: Covergirl Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder in Medium  (Q420)
Blush: BH Cosmetics Iris Blush Duo
Lip Liner: Colorpop liner in Bichette
Lipstick: Colorpop Lippie Stix in Bichette

Hope you like!
Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to follow ILuvBeautie both here and on Facebook for upcoming posts and awesome new giveaways! Until next time, have an amazing day! =)

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Nails of the Week: Revlon and Brucci

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Since I’m finally getting to do back home, I decided to treat myself to one last repolish at my nail tech before my flight on Sunday. I wanted something different and simple, but using more than one color. I don’t recall ever putting polish on my nails in such a pattern before, so I thought now would be a good time to try it out.
Today’s manicure is courtesy of two brands: Revlon and Brucci. Both polishes seem to have pretty good color payoff, and were opaque in two coats.  The mid toned blue is Revlon Colorburst Longwear Nail Enamel in ‘Coastal Surf’ (#170), and the muted mustard shade is Brucci Nail Hardener in ‘Jan’s Jazzy Ginger’ (#467). I went online to try and find a price for the Revlon polish, since the Brucci already has a label on it for  $2.99 from the local beauty supply store. I found it on sale for  $5.88 on Amazon, so you may want to try getting it there if you like that color.

And now the pics:

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Hope you like!

Please leave me a comment telling me what you think. Do you have any suggestions for colors I should try out from either brand? Do you have any nail polish favorites?  Have you ever tried these brands? Love them or not?  Can’t wait to hear from you all!  As usual thank you so much for stopping by. Don’t forget to follow ILuvBeautie both here and on Facebook for upcoming posts and amazing giveaways!! Until next time, have an amazing day!  =)

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Nails of the Week: Sinful Colors ‘Boom Boom’

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I decided to treat myself and get my nails filled and polished at the salon. I figured that since the last manicure was much more summer themed, I would gradually take my colors down to more fall and winter appropriate ones as the weeks go by.

This week, my color is a beautiful, yet simple raspberry toned pink. It is from the brand Sinful Colors, and is called ‘Boom Boom’ (#851). Tip: you can usually find this brand in your local Walgreens for  $1.99, and they sometimes go on sale for $0.99 a piece!
And now for a few pics:

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Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to follow ILuvBeautie both here, as well as on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming posts and giveaways! Until next time, have a great day!! =)

Face of the Day: Simple Church Look

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This look was created when I was in a rush to get to church, but I still wanted to look a bit together. The full look took me about 2 minutes. These pictures were taken after I had already gotten back home,  but I figured I would share it with you all nonetheless.

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Products used:
Moisturizer: up&up dual treatment moisturizer  (oil free)
Primer: Lander Super Soft Vanishing Cream  (known as pink cream in Jamaica)
Foundation: Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation in Bronze 2
Eyebrows: the Balm NUDE’tude Eyeshadow Palette (dark brown at bottom right of palette)
Blush: Ms. Chick in Mauve (#06)
Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Raspberry  (#010)

Thanks so much for stopping by guys!  I hope you like the look, and it gives you an idea of a look you can do very quickly. Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think, I love hearing from all of you. Don’t forget to follow ILuvBeautie both here and on Facebook for upcoming posts and amazing giveaways.  Until next time, have an amazing day!!! =)

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Product Review: Jergens Crema in Soothing Aloe Vera

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As the title suggests, today’s review will be on a fairly new product from a very well known skincare company…a body cream from Jergens. I’m a fan of their extra dry skin moisturizer, so I was quite curious to see how this new  cream matched up to their well known lotions.

I have very dry skin, so I find that most lotions on a whole, are ineffective. They smell great but about 10 minutes after I put them on, my skin is dry again. When it comes to some of my favorite companies such as Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, I have to use their body creams or butters, as opposed to their lotions, to actually get moisturized skin.

On first impression, I must say I had mixed feelings about it. I definitely didn’t dislike it, but I’m wasn’t in love with it either, but only for one reason. The cream is a slightly greenish hue, and has creamy rich consistency  (without being too thick). You cannot possibly feel dry after using this cream, which is a good thing, especially if you have dry skin. It feels great going on, and doesn’t leave you shiny after application.

The only qualm I seemed to have with this product, was that, though it did absorb partially and leave my skin feeling good, it never seemed to get fully absorbed into the skin. The problem with that was, my skin seemed to stay feeling sticky. It was great to moisturize my legs with when I was putting on cotton sweatpants but I was concerned that it may too clammy to wear a skirt or anything that was made of silk or satin with.

I decided that I needed to give the product a fair chance, so I decided to try it a couple more times before passing judgement. After all, Jergens is one of my favorite skincare brands. I tried it two more times, and I have a final verdict: it is amazing!!! I came to the realization that I was simply using way too much product. I’m so used to having to slather on loads of product to get a moisturizing effect, so I assumed that naturally this body cream must have been the same way. But when I say that’s a little goes a long way, I am not kidding!  And that says alot coming from me, for how dry my skin is. Did I mention the moisture lasts all day?! Job well done Jergens!

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This body cream originally retails for around  $6.99, but my mom picked it up in Ross for  $4.99.

Have you ever tried this product or anything else from the Jergens line? What did you like/dislike about them? Any favorite products that I need to try?  Please leave me a comment and let me know. Thanks so much for stopping by guys! Don’t forget to follow ILuvBeautie both here and on Facebook for upcoming reviews and awesome giveaways! Until next time, I hope you all have a great day!!! =)

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Face of the day : Hairdresser time!

Hey everyone!

Last week I decided to get box braids put in so I can give my natural hair a break for a while. Since I was ready a little early, I decided to put a quick ‘face on’

This is the face:

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Products used:
Moisturizer: up&up dual treatment moisturizer  (oil free)
Primer: Lander Super Soft Vanishing Cream  (known as pink cream in Jamaica)
Foundation: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 foundation in Tawny  (#865)
Cream Highlight: MAC Prep + Prime  Highlighter in Peach Lustre.
Powder to set highlight: L’Oréal ‘Hydra Perfect’ Perfecting Loose Powder in Translucent (#916)
Face Powder: Covergirl Queen Collection
Eyebrows: the Balm NUDE’tude Eyeshadow Palette (the dark brown shadow with no shimmer)
Blush: Ms. Chick in Mauve (#06)
Lipstick: MAC Heroine (CB3)
Lipgloss: MAC Lipglass in Lychee Luxe (AA3)