Fenty Beauty: Just what we needed!

IMG_20170918_202702_592So as everyone knows unless you’ve been living under a rock (lol), Rihanna came out with her amazing makeup line which launched for Sephora. It has been one of the most talked about makeup releases in a very long time + as a woman of color, I’m very proud we are included right of the jump.

You can read many many articles about this line so I won’t ramble on too much but I will share with you what I bought + a video on how it looks on my skin type + tone.

 

SEPHORA SHOPPING TRIP

Here is the mini Fenty Display at Sephora.

 

Here is the larger display at Sephora. You can hear at the end, one of the staff tells me I have beautiful skin. Of course, I got shy like I always do like the derp I am lolol.

 

WHAT I PURCHASED:

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Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer SIZE 1.08 oz/ 32 mL Cost: $32

 

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This is a swatch of the primer. Very smooth + creamy but not at all oily. Melts right into the skin + has a light fall like/spicy sweet scent.

 

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Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation  Shade: 450 SIZE 1.08 oz/ 32 mL Cost: $34

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This foundation goes on smoothly + dries down quickly to a soft matte. The product does oxidize slightly but nothing too crazy in my opinion. You don’t feel like you’re wearing foundation, it just feels like skin!

 

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Invisimatte Blotting Powder SIZE 0.3 oz/ 8.5 g Cost: $32

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The cushion is nice + I use it for on the go purposes but not for my daily application. It’s soft + the back has this faux leather texture. Simple + classy.

 

 

Here you can kind of get a look at the packaging. It’s white with this shimmery purple pearlescent effect. Very pretty!

 

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Precision Makeup Sponge 100 Cost: $16.00

 

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This sponge is very similar to the Beauty Blender in regards to the feel of it. It’s also latex free so it work for those who may be allergic to latex. I like this one a lot + it blends really nicely.

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Match Stix Matte Skinstick SIZE 0.25 oz/ 7.10 g Cost: $25.00

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This Match Stix is in Espresso. It was the deepest shade + I thought I would try it for contouring + it worked really well + blended out beautifully + easily.

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Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter SIZE 2 x 0.12 oz/ 3.5 g Shades: Ginger Binge/ Moscow Mule Cost: $34.00

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I swatched both colors + the Moscow Mule shade is a bit more pigmented + shimmery. The colors are very cooper/rose gold like + just looks so so pretty!

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Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer SIZE 0.30 oz/ 9 mL Shade: Fenty Glow – shimmering rose nude Cost: $18.00

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This gloss is so nice. It’s not sticky and just feels really nice on the lips. It has a candy sweet scent + reminds me of Starburst. It’s a pretty nude mauve/brown + just looks good on every skin tone. It also has nice little gold shimmers in it but it’s not over the top.

 

Over all, I am really impressed with the first launch of Fenty Beauty + I cannot wait to see what else she comes up with because this is a brand I would highly recommend to try out. Check out my video below demoing the items I purchased!

 

 

♥❤♥

Kai

Possible Eye Filler Alternative??

 

Hey guys!!!!!

I know I have been away a hella long time + I will be explaining all of that in a video soon because it’s way too much to simply type in a blog post!! Lots of life changes + stuff to do with my health + just being plain B U S Y ! ! For all of you who have stuck around through my hiatus, I am so thankful for you + appreciate you more than you will ever know!

So, to start my blog resurgence, I wanted to share this blog post I wrote some time ago because this eye cream is so amazing + I haven’t found anything else close to it in regards to results. I have decided to just go ahead + buy it again as a splurge item because I really cannot state how amazing it works.

Background: I have these under eye bags or lines that have been there as long as I can remember. I will say at least since I was about 6 years old. They are just part of my face + they only bother me because I like to wear makeup + it can cause some odd creasing that I don’t fancy.

I always tried eye creams from reputable brands but they didn’t do much except moisturize + that was that…totally not remotely impressed. I was sent the Replenix Eye Repair cream in a package back in 2012 (from Dermstore) to review + the small sample size lasted me about a year because you need so little. After a week I was hooked + shooked OKAY lolol. Definitely worth the full size purchase.

Pricing: Back then, the product was about $67.50 for 0.5 fl. oz. + now it has gone up by $13.50 for 0.5 fl. oz. So yes, it’s $81 but again, you’re not going to use much, they have a return policy here + my sample size was much smaller + lasted a year.

Wanted to share this with you all just in case anyone is on the search!

Peace, Love, + Shopping Receipts

Kai

For original Blog Post click here ==> Replenix Eye Repair Cream Review

Wish + Aliexpress Haul!!

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Happy Dance!!

Hey beautiful people!!

Check out my newest video and details below!!

Until Next Time…

LOVE, PEACE, AND SHOPPING RECEIPTS!

❤ Kai

 

(Items are not in order of video)

ALIEXPRESS ITEMS:

  1. Oval Beauty Brush – $1.65
  2. Note 4 PU Leather Phone Case – $2.94
  3. Pen Type Nose Blackhead Remover – $0.90
  4. High Quality 20 Pcs Makeup Brush Set – $4.00

 

WISH ITEMS:

  1. Peel off Liquid Tape – $1.00
  2. Steam Punk Goth Goggle/Glasses – $2.00
  3. Ladies Fashion Retro  Baroque Inspired Glasses – $2.00
  4. Cat Claw Paw Plush Gloves – $2.00
  5. Harry Potter Time Turner Necklace – $1.00
  6. Sterling Sliver Crystal Square Necklace – $1.00

YSL Touch Éclat Neutralizer

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Yay!! Got my new YSL Touche Éclat color corrector!!

This one is in Apricot Bisque and I have explained in the photo the cost and what it does for you. 🎀 This was sent to me by Influenster for review purposes!! I use this under my foundation to hide any dark spots and over my foundation on the areas I want a touch of highlight.

So far I like the effect it has. I had some darkspots from a breakout on my chin and so I applied this first and it took away that pigmentation that sometimes shows through foundation. I put a little bit on the bridge of my nose for a bit of highlight and that seemed to work well!

If you are a fan of YSL, I think you should give these a try. They have 3 colors total:

Green: Corrects blemishes, conceals redness for an even skin tone.
Bisque: Corrects dark circles and dark spots. Illuminate.
Violet: Corrects yellow dull skin for a healthy glow.

Well, that’s all I have for now but stay tuned for new reviews and goodies!!

Until Next Time…

LOVE, PEACE, AND SHOPPING RECEIPTS!

❤ Kai

 

WOOOOOW!!! It’s been 10 months!

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Hello my candied strawberries!!!!

Wow, I can’t believe my last blog post was 10 months ago! How insane is that?? Talk about life taking over!! How have you all been?

Ugh, I’ve been really busy and if you have followed me all these years, you know I rarely slow down and I end up doing a zillion projects and just end up going MIA. Again, I apologize but I have good reasons!!! LOL.

So if you all follow me on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook etc., you know that I have been acting and doing a lot of extra work on the television show Grimm. It’s been so amazing and I am doing all of this while working a regular job and trying to keep up with my fashion and beauty endeavors as well. It’s been hard work!

So many interesting things have happened to me and I just can’t wait to continue to share everything with you all.

So, I have a Tumblr as well and that pretty much also syncs with my Instagram at times and it’s all about my acting and daily life stuffs. Please follow so we can stay in touch! The name of my Tumblr is Love – Kai Wiley. I’ve met so many of you through my blog and mutual passion for beautiful things and I just love getting to know you and sharing experiences.

I will be posting here again and posting updated youtube videos so look forward to that as well! Man, I love you guys for sticking around and continuing to read my blog! I hope you learn something and it makes your day!!

Until Next Time…

LOVE, PEACE, AND SHOPPING RECEIPTS!

❤ Kai

YSL Mascara? Yes Please!!

Hello all!!
I am back with another cool blog post + this one is a unboxing/mini review thanks to Influenster and YSL!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!!

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So again, it’s taken me much longer than I wished to find time to blog + I’m sorry about that but life happens + that comes first! Priorities!! Lol. Anyhoo…I had the pleasure of receiving the reformulated YSL Faux Cils Mascara (Which can be found here!!) + I must say, it is bomb!!

If you follow me on Instagram or see my feed here on my blog, you may have seen my “before + after” shot wearing the mascara. It’s amazeballs!!!! Check it out below!!

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The Mascara is $32 but I feel it’s completely worth it. Why? Well, it has luxurious packaging, it smells beautiful, the formula is smooth and doesn’t clump after 2-3 coats and makes your lashes look full and luscious… like wearing faux lashes!!

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All in all, I give this mascara 5 stars. I’m totally in love with it right now + I receive so many compliments on my lashes when I wear this. Definitely a keeper. It’s a yes from me!

Until Next Time…
LOVE, PEACE, AND SHOPPING RECEIPTS!
❤ Kai

Note: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”

Sponsored Review – MONAT Rejuveniqe Oil

Hello beauties!!

I have had a heck of a week which I will update you guys on once I’ve had a moment to rest + get myself sorted. Until then, I have a new review for you!!! Yay!!

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I was lucky enough to try out the MONAT Rejuveniqe Oil (Click here to read more about the product) + I must say, I am impressed! This product has improved my hair so so much. The product is said to help minimize thinning hair, add in needed nutrients + can promote hair growth. The oil smells nice + light but luxurious! The cap to this is a dropper which is really nice because you can control the amount of product you use…a little goes a long way (I show this in a vid on my instagram).  The packaging looks amazingly sleek + chic + just really draws your eye to it! Definitely a beautiful high end goodie you must try out!!!!

HOW I USE IT:

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After I wash my hair, I pat dry really well with a town then apply some leave in conditioner, After .I brush/comb my conditioner through, I add in the oil to my ends and then I massage it into my scalp. After those steps, I just let my hair air dry + once it does…OMG, my hair is so so soft + shiny. BEAUTIFUL!!

MY OVERALL THOUGHTS:

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I totally give this product a 5 out of 5 because not only did I see instant result after my first use (and still to this day), but I have seen growth as well + that’s major for me since I’ve been trying to grow my hair out + for a bit it grew then just stalled but this definitely gave it that extra boost to start growing again. Oh + I forgot, you can use this on your body as well!! The only con I think of at the moment is the price. On the website this product retails for $99!! That’s a lot of money but if you want to splurge….DO IT!! Hahahaha. All in all, I am happy with this product + once I’m out I will probably purchase this again + try more of the MONAT products as well.

I hope this was informative for you + I will be back soon with more post so stay tuned!!

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai