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I’ve really been anxious to wear this shirt, but I haven’t been able to because I didn’t have any shoes to wear. Crazy, huh? Well, I came across these Oxfords and purchased them immediately. Now, I had some shoes to wear with this shirt. How exciting?! I didn’t want to wear tan or khaki pants. So, I opted for navy blue. I think it’s a great contrast against the white and tan striped shirt.

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Blouse: Grandmother

Slacks: New York & Company

Oxfords: Shoe Land

Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo

 

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Some days I like to be as simple as possible. This day was no different. I wore a very plain plum dress, a black cardigan, and black wedges. I wanted to spruce it up just a tad, so I paired this outfit with patterned tights and a thick black belt around the waist. This particular pair of tights is my absolute favorite. I pray nothing ever happens to them because I’m not sure if I’d be able to buy the same pair again. I also wanted to add a bit of color to my face. Below I’m wearing my favorite lipstick, Covergirl’s Euphoria.

As you can see I don’t have any jewelry on, and it’s not because I don’t want to wear it. My earring holes have been damaged due to the heavy earrings I’ve been wearing. So, I’m giving my poor ears a break. Ladies, as much of a fashion trend it is to wear big heavy earrings, please take care of your earring holes by giving them a break from time to time. 🙂

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Black Cardigan: Dillards

Plum Dress: Ross

Patterned Tights: Target

Black Wedges: University Mall (Tampa,FL)

Thick Black Belt: My Sister

Beauty Haul

I, like many consumers want to know about the products I want to purchase before I actually make the purchase. Often, we find ourselves asking for the opinions of others, and looking at YouTube video reviews. With that said,  I’d like to share my thoughts on 10 beauty products that I’ve bought over the past few months. You’ve may have felt tempted to try these products, and needed a trusted opinion before making the purchase. So, here goes…

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1. Clean & Clear Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Treatment

I am not the biggest fan of this product. It claims to detoxify, but I don’t feel the detoxifying at all. When I use this product, I don’t feel as if my face is getting a deep cleanse. This treatment also claims to wake you up. Not to sure about that because I feel the exact same after washing my face.

2. Clean & Clear Morning Glow Moisturizer with SPF 15

This is another product that I could careless about. The consistency is real thick, and goes on white. This moisturizer claims to brighten your face  because it’s infused with gold shimmer. I’m not a big fan of that. The only reason why I chose this product is for the SPF 15. I am currently using the Clinique dark spot treatment, and I’m required to use an SPF. I’ll provide feedback on the Clinique product at a later date.

3. Equate Ultra-Gentle Facial Moisturizer

This is actually my favorite moisturizer. It’s not oily, and leaves my face feeling moisturized. The best part about it is that it’s half the price of other facial moisturizers out there.

4. Maybelline Ultra Lash Mascara

I love this mascara. It doesn’t leave my eyelashes clumpy. It’s long-lasting, and makes my eyelashes appear very long. I didn’t purchase this that long ago, but I’m just about out. I use this mascara everyday, and would definitely recommend it.

5. NYX Jumbo  Eye Pencil in 604 Milk

I like this product so far. I’ve only used it once or twice, but I liked how it turned out. It’s long-lasting, and perfect for those hard to reach spots. I’ve worn it in the tear duct area, and it went on really smooth. It’s pigmented, and works will with darker complexions  I’ve read that people have used the pencil for a shadow base. So, I plan on trying that in the near future.

6. NYX Skinny Black Liner

I use this product multiple times a week. It slides on smoothly, and is long-lasting. I can do thin lines, or thicker lines if I choose. It’s very dark , which is something I really like when it comes to black liners. Sometimes black liners are too light, and look like charcoal.  It’s retractable, too. No sharpening!

7. Maybelline 635 Very Cherry Lipstick

This is my favorite red lipstick. It long-lasting, and doesn’t smear throughout the day. It’s very rich in color, and looks wonderful against my complexion. It’s really hard to find a good red lipstick, but I’ve found mine!

8. NYX Eyebrow Shaper

I use this everyday. This product is made of wax, and is used to keep your eyebrows in place. It does just that. Those stray eyebrow hairs have no chance with this product.

9. NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder

This is another product by NYX that I use everyday. I like my eyebrows dark, and this Eyebrow Cake Powder is just the right color. I use this alongside the next beauty item.

10. Loreal Hip 807 Poppy

I don’t really use the yellow eye shadow in this duo. It’s not very pigmented or true to color. When applied, it’s white. That’s definitely not the look I wanted when purchasing this. However, I use the brown everyday. I blend this into my eyebrows along with the NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder. I don’t have black hair, so I use this to give my eyebrows a black-brown look.

Hope this helps. Happy Beauty Buying!

 

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