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STYLE | Red, White, and Blue

             Hello beauties! How was your week? I hope you had an eventful week. Mine was okay.  A few things happened: hubby and I went to vote early. Everybody was so friendly and the line moved smoothly. Have you noticed that most of the people working at the voting precincts are senior citizens? We have nothing but respect for them.  Don't forget to vote this year. Your vote can and will make a big difference.  I won a $50.00 amazon gift card from social insiders, and both my babies got all As in school for the first quarter. I am a proud mama!
             Have you been enjoying the fall season? We are still enjoying temperatures where a simple dress and a cardi is okay.  I have become such a big fan of asymmetrical fashion pieces. I think the last time I wore one was last fall. After I bought this dress, all I could think about was some comfortable dancing shoes. But my kitty heels did the trick. I love the highs and the lows that reminds me of how unpredictable life can be. This dress also reminds me of the song, " I hope you dance." But don't let it fool you, the wind blowing in the wrong direction almost revealed all my business. I love the design nonetheless. I threw a cardigan over the dress to complete the red, white, and blue look. What do you think?

No7 Beautiful Skin | Normal/Dry Night Cream REVIEW

              For those of you who have sensitive skin, you know how harsh winter can be on your delicate skin. Using a night cream on a daily basis can reduce wrinkles, provides elasticity, and prevent unnecessary breakouts. No7 Beautiful Normal/Dry Skin Night Cream promises to do just that. It is a face night cream that can also be used on other areas of the body where dryness is a concern. I received this product from influenster as a gift, but all opinions are my own. 

Product Details (by the manufacturer)

Rest easy throughout the night knowing that your skin is getting the best possible care with this luxuriously rich night cream for all night moisturization, includes Cocoa butter for an additional boost. A nourishing cream with Glycerin and Shea Butter to energize and promote optimum hydration while you sleep. Designed to work in harmony with your skin, replacing lost moisture and leaving you with healthy looking radiant skin. Hypo-allergenic.

  • Health Concern: Dry Skin
  • Price: $14.99
  • Skin Concern: basic care
  • Used For: Moisturizing
  • For Use On: Face
  • Product Form: cream
  • Health Facts: Hypoallergenic
  • Scent: Scented
  • Ingredients:
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Isostearyl Isostearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Methylparaben, Sucrose Cocoate, Parfum (Fragrance), Dimethiconol, Sodium PCA, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Ethylparaben, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tetrasodium EDTA, Magnesium PCA, T-Butyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Zinc PCA, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Potassium Hydroxide, Manganese PCA, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

My Opinion

          No7 Beautiful Normal/Dry Skin Night Cream is lightly scented and it is not greasy. The consistency is very light and it goes on the skin smoothly. The packaging is beyond excellent.  I love the glass container it comes it. It can be recycled for your diy beauty product. I use this product more on my hands than I use it on my face because I have oily face. But I do use a small amount on my face after removing my makeup, which sometimes leave my face feeling dry. My face definitely feels softer and more moisturized in the morning after using it. Having to wash  my hands constantly  has always been a major problem for me. Using this product in the morning and at night has definitely improved my skin's elasticity. The best part is that it does not leave the skin feeling greasy and messy. 

The bottom line

            I highly recommend this cream to those with dry to normal skin. It will definitely help you this winter. It shouldn't be used  on your face if you have oily skin. That will definitely make it worse. The best thing about it is that you don't have to use a lot to get great results. 

OUTFIT | The Kimono Flower Top/Dress

             Hello all you sweet faces!! I hope you had a fabulous week! This is a quick post to assure you that I did not abandon the blog. I have been busy crocheting scarves and hats for family members and co-workers. Crocheting is one of my favorite hobbies. This is a simple outfit that I put together at the last minute. But you can tell, right? As beautiful as this dress look, I am not sure it is really a dress. It looks more like a mini dress/top. But it is something that I think was appropriate for a date night with hubby. And besides, the last days of summer is when you want to wear all the new summer clothes you did not get to wear during the summer. Don't leave without telling  me what you think of the outfit below! Thanks for all your support and love!

OUTFIT IDEAS | Fall Turtlenecks

fall turtlenecks and jackets

              Happy Friday all you doll faces! What have you all been up to? I have been to work and back. Thanks for asking!  I always joke about me not liking turtlenecks because my neck is too short. But I do wear them anyway. I am super excited about wearing turtlenecks under my dresses this year. I am not sure how it will look on me, but I am willing to try. It is the only trend that I am crazy about so far this fall season. Maybe the rest will grow on me, or maybe not. Turtlenecks are fall and winter staples. They keep you warm and make you look effortlessly chic. Check out my street styles and inspirations for this weekend.short jacket and turtleneck
long jacket and turtleneck
Have a safe weekend everybody!

STYLE | Blocks, Colors, Color Blocking

                     Color blocking your way to a chic outfit this season doesn't require a scientific formula. There was a time when paying attention to how you mix and match colors was a big deal. Now,  a combination of colors that does not hurt the eye is totally acceptable by most fashion designers and fashionistas alike. My idea of color blocking is to pair one cool color with a warm color, then add a darker or lighter shade of either color. Simple, right?

                     Happy new week everyone! How was your weekend? Fall is settling in nicely. But I have a feeling winter will be brutal. Don't say I did not warn you. Last week was a little busy. Hubby took a few days off from work and the kids were on fall break. We spent a lot of time with them, and that kept me away from the blog. But I am back with an outfit post. I am re-branding and I will have more outfit and fashion related posts on the blog.
My outfit this week is very simple. The weather was warm enough for a dress, but a cardigan was still necessary. Blue is a color that grew on me. I like it because it can be paired with a lot of other colors. But even if I did not like blue at all, this dress would make me. Check it out and tell me what you think!

Thanks for your kind comments. I wish you a great week ahead! 

MAC Heroine A74 Matte Lipstick REVIEW

              Happy Fall everyone! I hope the month of September is still kind to you. I bought this mac heroine lipstick almost a year ago. I know. I should've gotten rid of it already. But what had happened was, I lost it a couple of weeks after I bought it. But to my surprise, it was in one of the drawers in my bathroom the whole time. I was shocked when I found it about a week ago. I thought somebody had borrowed it for some reason. I first saw  the Mac Heroine on a fashion blogger. The color looked so pretty on her I almost asked her if I could have it. But I went to the MAC website and  got my own. The cost was about $16.00. I love purple and I wanted to experiment with different shades.  Although this is a pretty shade, I don't think I will ever get my money's worth because I am about to throw this lipstick away without wearing it as often as I should have.

The packaging is fine. The shade does not show through the tube. But I like the chubby tube nonetheless.

The formula changed over time. I remember getting a matte finish the first time I tried the lipstick, but now I get a creamier, more moisturizing finish. The stick got thinner and sweatier too.

The pigmentation was great when I bought the lipstick, but it kind of changed a few months later. Now I have to swipe more than once to get a darker shade as opposed to when I first used it.

The staying power was more powerful almost a year ago. I did not have to reapply the lipstick over and over. But now that it is a little on the creamy side, it leaves stains on the glass when I try to drink something. No good!

              The picture before the last one was taken a week after I bought the lipstick.  And the last picture was taken this week.  I will definitely buy this lipstick again because I love the color. I will try not to lose it next time. What are your thoughts on MAC lipsticks?

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