Monday, February 27, 2012

Dazzle Me: Shoedazzle Review

So I finally made my first purchase from Shoedazzle after being subscribed for about a year. Oh how picky I am lol. The name of the shoe is the Andie flat. It is a black satin flat with black rhinestones and spikes. See the pictures below:




These came packaged in a hot pink box which included a pink dust bag to store your shoes in for traveling. They also included a cute nail polish and file as a welcome gift which I thought was very thoughtful and cute. The shipping was pretty standard. Not super fast or super slow. I placed my order on 2/14 and they arrived 2/27. Keep in mind the weekend and recent holiday. These shoes are very comfortable. They are very well cushioned, especially in the ball of the foot which took some getting used to. What I did not enjoy was the extremely strong smell of glue. There was also some visible glue in certain places. Nothing too noticeable though. They come in black and also in silver. Sign up at www.shoedazzle.com.
Pros:

Very "on trend"
Unique
Affordable
Awesome packaging
Great return policy
Free shipping

Cons:
Strong glue smell
Visible glue in places


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Viva Glam Nicki!

I finally got my hands on the MAC Viva Glam Nicki lipstick! Woohoo!!! I am beyond excited. I honestly was not sure if I would like it because I had seen so many mixed reviews and every time I saw a picture of it it looked different. So I thought, "what the heck!" If I don't like it at least it was for a good cause, right. So here it is!!!

The normal cute packaging. I adore the Viva Glam soooo much!!!


Without flash

With flash


Me in Viva Glam Nicki

In my opinion the color that the lipstick appears to be in the tube is not the color that appears on your lips. The pic above without flash is exactly how it looks in the tube. The picture with the flash is how it appears on your lips. In the tube it appears to be a more coral, yellow based pink. But once I applied it to my lips it appeared to be more of a bubblegum pink. This lipstick is very wearable. Not too bright but not at all boring. I was also afraid that this would be too similar to a MAC lippie I already own since I own so many pink ones. But I can say that I don't have one that is a dupe for this one. Verdict? Go out and get it!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Perfume Experience

This past weekend I decided to venture out and do some shopping. One think I already knew I would purchase would be a fragrance. Specifically Chanel's Eau de Tendre. I have been wanting this perfume for a year now and was determined to get it. Even at the $90.00 price tag. I went to Macy's and ended up purchasing the last bottle they had left. That could only mean it was meant to be, right!? I was so excited to walk out of the store a proud owner of my coveted Chanel fragrance. Until.....

I got home sprayed the perfume on my wrists and sniffed away. What I got a whiff of, unfortunately, was not very pleasant. This smelled nothing like MY Chanel eau de tendre. In fact it smelled awful!!!! It smelled old. It smelled stale. The only thing I could think of to describe it was a perfume that had been sitting on my great grandmother's dresser for years collecting dust. Eck!!! Long story short, I returned it immediately. While at Macy's I was still determined to find a fragrance I loved. And there it was. Vince Camuto... A smell I have fallen head over heels in love with. It is sensual. It is dark. It is SEXY!!! This perfume's notes include osmanthus nectar, Bulgarian white rose, Tuscan leather, night blooming jasmine, vanilla, patchouli, amber, and creamy skin musk. Mostly I smell the sweetness of vanilla and Bulgarian rose, the sexiness of the leather, and a hint of spice. It's not overly sweet, spicy, or musky. It is just right. And once it began to mix with my body chemistry I simply could not get enough of it. I wore it for the first time today and the scent lasts all day without needing to be reapplied.







Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Healthy Hair Journey

Last year, around August I decided to start a hair journey. Over the last few years I noticed that my hair had stopped growing. Well, it hadn't "stopped growing" I just was not retaining any length. The ends of my hair had become either broken off or split. And my hair was also really dry. So I began to research on YouTube and healthy hair blogs to find out how I could get my hair not only longer, but also healthier. To say that I learned ALOT would be an understatement! I had no idea how much went into getting and maintaining healthy hair. Since starting my journey I believe I have grown about 4-5 inches of hair. Below are recent pictures since I have straightened my hair over the weekend. I am 11 weeks post relaxer.



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Viva Glam Nicki Minaj


I'm sure you guys have heard by now about the collab with MAC cosmetics and Nicki Minaj for Viva Glam. Yesterday I received an email from MAC with a promotional code to purchase the lipstick before everyone else. I followed the link from the email and found that the lipstick is described as a bright yellow-pink. Here are the pictures from the website.



Of course you can't really tell what the color is going to look like based on the pictures from the website so I researched a little more. Here is what I found:

Flamingo, Viva Glam Nicki, Pink Pigeon

Snob, Pink Nouveao, Viva Glam Nicki, Vegas Volt