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KISS imPRESS Manicure, Waterless Nail Tattoos, and EverEZLash Trio Lashes GIVEAWAY

                 Happy new week everyone! I cannot believe I am having another KISS giveaway. The last time I had one was 635 days ago. I am not good at math, but that sounds like almost two years. But who's counting, right? If you read this post here, you remembered how long it took me just to get one fake eyelash on. I guess since I did not give up, I won the influenster challenge and received  a few goodies from KISS. But I  want to give you a chance to try those kiss lashes, plus  a few other kiss products yourself.

         One lucky reader will have a chance to win the products  pictured below. The giveaway is open  worldwide, but you must be 18 or older to participate. Good  luck everyone! And don't forget  to subscribe  and share.

1) KISS EverEZlashes Trio Lash
2) KISS imPRESS Manicure
3) KISS Waterless  nail tattoos
4) KISS brush on strip lash adhesive

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Outfit: Creating the Pear Shape Illusion

                 Hello Everyone! I thank God for another week. Thanks to my new readers and supporters. Welcome to my little crazy place! I know my summer is ending when I have to go shop for school supplies. And  last Wednesday was that day. While we were at the register paying, the cashier mentioned something about tax-free day. It's been like that for years now. Somebody always reminds us after we are done with our shopping. Maybe next year, right?
                    Every time I buy something with  bold prints, it makes me think about my husband. He is a simple man who likes simple things. I am a very simple person too, but sometimes I like to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. But this top is not new. It's been sitting in my closet for over two years. Every time I put it on, it made me look like a balloon. An eggplant, to tell you the truth. But when I tried it on with the wide belt, something changed. I had a waist! Say what? The only thing missing was my Mac Heroine lipstick. I am starting to think that somebody had borrowed it indefinitely. Let me know what you think about the outfit.

" Don't find fault. Find remedy. "
                                              - Henry Ford

5 Things You Should Know About Dry Shampoo

              Some of you would agree that dry shampoo is the best thing that happened to us since makeup. Dry shampoo can turn a bad, sweater hair day into a voluminous strand fiesta. Happy hair, happy day, right? Dry shampoo is a quick fix for those of you who hit the gym at least 5 times a week. It is convenient. And now that there are brands that are making it more affordable, there's no reason for you not to grab a bottle. But as in everything else in life, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Using dry shampoo for the purposes intended is the best way to enjoy its benefits without causing damage to your hair. Below is everything you need to know about dry shampoo.

5 Things You Should Know About   Dry Shampoo

1. It does not work like regular shampoo 

I know girl, it's shocking! 

               A dry shampoo  should  only be used  on dry hair, not on wet hair. Unlike regular  wet shampoo, dry shampoos are formulated  to absorb  oil from the hair, not completely getting rid  of it. Using a dry shampoo on your scalp everyday does  not guarantee  a clean scalp. You  still have  to use a clarifying  shampoo at least once a month to remove  oil and product  buildup  from the scalp.

2. Using it too often

                 Using too much dry shampoo  on your hair can even  cause more buildup  on the scalp. Because  remember, it is dry powder that you are spraying on your scalp. When it comes to using dry shampoo, moderation  is key.

3. Dry shampoo may not be beneficial  for your  hair type

                Thin hair gets easily  weighed down. Therefore, spraying dry shampoo  on  your  thin hair  more than you should can lead to too much buildup on your strands, and eventually breakage and hair loss. And for us women with natural hair who really need that extra boost of natural oil, dry shampoo might be a curse stead of  a blessing.

4. Skin conditions and allergies

               Dry shampoo  contains  butane or Isobutane  as their first  ingredient. Butane is an alkaline and it should  be used in moderation to keep  your  hair at a balanced pH level and to avoid  dry scalp, which  can worsen  scalp  conditions like rash and psoriasis. People who suffer from food allergies tend to develop a skin rash faster than people who don't. Ask your doctor if dry shampoo is right for you.

5. Dry shampoo adds volume. It is also convenient and gym bag friendly

            When used in moderation on the hair only (not the scalp), having  a dry shampoo  in your  gym bag can really save the day. It adds  volume  to the hair by absorbing the oil that makes it look greasy and flat. You can carry it in your gym bag without worrying  about it spilling and messing up your gym clothes.With a bottle of dry shampoo on your side, you can go straight from the gym to your 9-5. But remember, do your research and ask questions before getting on the dry shampoo bandwagon.

References: TeenVogue  The Huffington Post

Teyonah Parris Inspired hairstyle Updo | #WashDayExperience

                    Hello Everyone! Are you tired of the heat yet? Be patient. Fall is only a few months away!  Teyonah Parris is definitely my celebrity hair crush. She is not only blessed with very long tresses. She is also very talented and beautiful. This week's hair was inspired by one of her popular hairstyles. It took me a minute to get my edges to lay flat, but the hairstyle itself was very easy to create. Oh, if you don't see the necklace around my neck, it's because I am wearing it as a hair accessory.

The Wash Day Experience                    After removing the crochet twists on Monday, I was surprised that my ends were not extremely dry. But, the shedding was worse than I expected. I am not sure what caused it, but I am ready to give my hair a break from long term protective styles for now. After detangling my hair using warm water from a spray bottle, I used Pantene Pro-V Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner to wash and deep condition my hair. My first impression review of these two products is coming soon. I added some glycerin oil to may hair after it was about 80% dry, followed by my beloved Cantu Argan Oil leave-in conditioner, plus my Shea Butter mix. My hair did not feel moisturized enough the next day. I missed my little Aussie 3-Minute Miracle. Whatever the conditioner deposited on my hair left if feeling heavy. I did not like that feeling.

Teyonah Parris Inspired Updo 

Styling Products used

               This  Pequi Oil from ORS is the business! It kept my hair in place through the heat. My wash day was not what I expected, but I can't complain. what about you? How was your wash day? 

Inside My Influenster July 2016 Goddess VoxBox

                 Happy new week Everyone!! Today I am unboxing my influenster 2016 Goddess VoxBox. If you are not familiar with influenster, it is a community where you can share your opinions by reviewing different products. You can also share your favorite beauty products with other influensters. Citizens of  influenster nation also receive free products that they can review on their own social media platforms. I have been a member since 2013. You can check out other products that I received from influenster in the past here. It is easy and 100% free to join this network. The Goddess voxbox contains mostly beauty products. There's a little something for the hair, the face, and of course the nails.  Check out my goodies below!

Inside  My Influenster July 2016 Goddess VoxBox 

1. Always Radiant With Flexfoam $6.40
2. Downy Fresh Protect with  In-Wash Febreze Oder Defense $5.49

3.Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Hydrating Toner $6.99
4. Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner $4.99

5. Sinful Colors Nail Polish $2.99
6. Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads. $3.99

7. Earn cash back when you shop your favorite brands with Ebates. $ FREE

          I am very happy with the Goddess Voxbox. The products included in the box are very affordable and super high quality. The Downy beads are already sitting at the bottom of a small mason jar in my office. Okay, I know I am supposed to use it when I do laundry. But it smells so good! I might put some in my car, too. I am looking forward to using some of the products this month and sharing my opinion on each product with you. So, what do you think of this voxbox? Any product you would like me to review first? 

Crochet Cardi and Dot Fluid Culottes

"People forget how fast you did a job - but remember how well you did it"
                                                                                   -Howard W. Newton

            When the culotte trend started to emerge, I left comments on other bloggers' outfit posts saying that culottes mean  panties in French. Et aujourd'hui, me voila avec mes culottes! Go ahead, Google translate that! LOL.

            How are you darling? I never thought in a million years that I would be wearing culottes. I never thought about buying them. My only excuse is because I don't like to wear skirts. And Culottes are pants that look like skirts because of their extra wide legs. But when I came back from my vacation, my sister had these waiting for me as my birthday present, plus a big scented candle, and two tops. I am shocked she did not buy me shoes or Victoria's Secret stuff,  like she does every year.  You know what? I feel very comfortable in my panties culottes. They must be made of 100% Egyptian cottons. That's how soft they feel. I paired them with mom's crochet cardigan that goes so well with the dots on the culottes. And I completed the look with my Franco Sarto kitty heels and paparazzi necklace.  Let me know what you think!


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