25 Question Beauty Tag

Closet Chic, Hauls and Product Reviews

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Hey beautiful peeps!
I enjoyed doing the “This or That” tag and found the 25 Questions Beauty Tag. Check out my answers.

1. Do you apply your foundation with a brush, sponge, or fingers?
I apply my foundation with my middle and ring fingers…a technique I learned from a make-up consultant years ago.

2. Do you apply your eyeshadow from light to dark? or dark to light?
Light to dark

3. Do you prime your eyes? Yep, I have oily skin.
Primer keeps my eye shadow from creasing.

4. Concealer first, or after foundation?
I don’t use concealer

5. Go for manicures, or manicure yourself?
I manicure myself. I occasionally go for manicures.

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6. Exfoliate lips, face or both?
I exfoliate both

7. On average, how long does it take you to do your makeup?
1-2 minutes. For special occasions 5 minutes tops.

8. Do you wear makeup everyday and everywhere?
Not every day, 2-4 days out of the week I wear eyeliner and maybe mascara or lipstick.

9. What release are you most excited about?
I enjoy checking out new lipstick and nail polish releases from Ruby Kiss and Wet n’ Wild

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10. What’s your weakness? Shoes, purses, clothes, jewellery, eyeshadow, lipstick or other?
Earrings, lipstick, nail polish, shoes.

11. Do you whiten your teeth?
I tried this whitening kit from Dollar Tree and it worked. I will review it later.

12. Wax eyebrows, or pluck?
I’m old school…I use straight razors.

13. What do you use to contour?
I have never contoured…it’s cool to see the process on YouTube videos.

14. False lashes, or natural?
Natural. I tried false but my natural lashes are really curled.

15. Favourite makeup brands?
It’s simple.
Black Radiance
Ruby Kisses
Wet n’ Wild

16. Liquid eye-liner, pencil or gel?
Pencil all the way.

17. Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick?

Lipstick 100%

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18. Pigments, pressed or cream eyeshadow?
Pigments and pressed…it balances with my oily skin.

19. If you had to wear only one thing, excluding foundation; what would it be?
Lipstick, dahhhhling😘

20. Favourite color?
Purple and Yellow

21. Favourite color combination?
Metalics…bronze and golden hues.

22. Natural? or Dramatic? (Eye Makeup)
Natural mostly…but drama is necessary to spice it up.

23. Do you care more for quality or name brand?
100 % quality!

24. Do you enjoy using face masks?
Yup. Specifically my Garnier Fructis Skin Renew

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25. What is your current addiction? (example: lipsticks, eyeshadows, earrings..)

I wouldn’t say addiction…but I’m into statement necklaces.

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That’s the end of the 25 questions! It was fun doing this tag. I hope you ladies and gents enjoyed it. I’d love to read any of your tags if you do it!

New Lippie: Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick

Hauls and Product Reviews

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You know my favorite type of cosmetic item is lipstick. I purchased a new line of lipstick called Matte Lipstick by Ruby Kisses. I a huge fan of Ruby Kisses nail polishes because they are really vibrant and inexpensive. I got that the lipstick for $2.99 at a local beauty supply store. You get this particular lipstick online and at beauty supply stores.

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The color I got is called Dark Plum Scene. I would say that I really like the coverage. It a very rich brown. The lipstick goes on smooth and it is more creamy compared to another matte lippie brand that I have. I did a small touch up the day I wore it. I will definitely be trying other colors. Talk to you all later!

XOXO Brandi

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Swim Sexy by Swimsuits For All Review

Closet Chic, Hauls and Product Reviews

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Hey lovelies,

I recently purchased a swimsuit two piece from swimsuitsforall.com from their Swim Sexy Line.  They specialize in swimwear for women with curves size 8 to 34. I found this red and white polka-dotted high waist two piece swimsuit. I purchased a swimsuit from this company a few years ago and I really liked it.  I got it for a really great price right under $20 and free shipping.  There are a lot of promotions and deals that go on daily. Here’s the swimsuit that I got back then.

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Here’s a brief review of my newest purchase and shopping experience:

 The swimsuit was packaged well.  The color was great.  The top did not really look like the photo as far as the coverage.  The top felt tight in some places and did not provide the proper support and coverage for my boobs.  If you look at the halter top straps in the ad pic versus my pic,  the ad pic is wider than mine.  The high-waist bikini bottoms fit fine.  However, the waist was so high that it make the two-piece look like a one piece.  

The return/exchange process was not too difficult.  It does require specific steps. I would suggest talking to the customer service reps and review the exchange/return policy.  I called customer service for help which made the process easier.  I couldn’t exchange just the top, so I had to return the set and place another order that involved me paying again.  I recently got an email that my credit should be refunded to my account soon.  

I just got my new swimsuit and will be reviewing it soon.

Here’s a code for 10% off CURVES10.  It can be used with other offers.  It expires by 3-31-15.

FYI, always keep the packaging and invoices for online purchases.  I needed both for this order.

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Talk to you soon!

B

Product Review: Hair Chalk

Hauls and Product Reviews, Natural Hair

Hey everyone!
I bought this hair chalk around the holidays and I finally tried it out a few weeks ago.  It’s made by Splat and the color is Sugar Plum. I bought it from Walmart for right under  $5.  I have been debating on coloring my hair. So, I decided to try hair chalk since it’s temporary.  I saw other women who had success with coloring their natural hair with chalk, but not this particular brand.  However, my experience did not work out so well.  The chalk was very powdery and messy.  It did not standout on my dark hair.  It also stained my clothes.  I think it  may work better on lighter hair colors and non-kinky hair.  I would not recommend this product based on the mess it created everywhere…counter top, face, clothes, furniture, car seat.  I’m glad I was able to wash the color out of my clothes.  If anyone has other suggestions for temporary hair color feel free let me know. 

Brandi

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This is the chalk and sponge applicator. The chalk looks like eye shadow.

Haul: Bath and Body Works

Hauls and Product Reviews

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Hi beautiful people!

I went to Bath and Body Works this past weekend and did some retail therapy.  I was running out of smell goods anyway.  During this time of year they have their semi-annual sale.  I found some really nice smell goods in the 75% off bin.  I really like the signature vanilla fragrances that are mixed with lemon, coconut, and apricots.  I will be using these fragrances in my car to add a little bit of tranquility as I travel.  You may be able to catch some great deals because the sale is still going on.

Talk to you soon!

B