Life Hacks – Episode 1

Hey my bodacious lovelies!!

I just uploaded a new video that I think will be helpful for most people. It’s a simple, quick + easy tip + I hope you find this helpful!! PLease leave me suggestions on any other tips or tricks you would like to see or suggestions on any type of video!! Thankies loves!!

♥ Kai

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EOTD (Eyes of the Day) #1 – Green + Blue Paradise

Hello all!

My lighting isn’t the best so when it comes to filming a makeup tutorial, it’s difficult to show the actual color pay off. I plan to do post on here every so often of fun looks that I come up with in order to share them with you + to get feedback + suggestions on what else you wish to see. Below, is a look that I did today just for fun!

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PRODUCTS USED:

1. NYX Eye Shadow Base in White

2. Coastal Scents 88 Color Eye Shadow Palette (Greens + Deep Purple)

3. BH Cosmetics Take me to Brazil 30 Color Eye Shadow Palette (Yellow + Blue)

4. Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in 01 Black Point

5.Kiss Ever EZ Lashes in #10 (Super natural + adds fullness)

I hope you enjoyed + I’ll catch ya laterz!!

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai

Tips + Tricks #1 – Goodbye Ingrown Hairs, Hello Sexy Legs!!!!

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Ingrown hairs are basically the Devil in disguise! I’m telling you, they hurt + are just so darn nasty!! I am blessed to be a natural curly haired girl + for as long as I can remember, I have had issues with ingrown hairs after shaving. Some people may say, “Just wax” or “Use a chemical hair remover”! I absolutely appreciate the suggestions but those options just DO NOT work for me. My skin is always left behind so irritated + for the bikini area….well….it’s not pretty! LOL

If you haven’t read my blog post about the Bliss Ingrown Hair Pads, you probably don’t know that those things about killed me! Hahaha, my skin was much too sensitive for them so I have been on a hunt to find a method that works for me + by Jove I think I’ve got it!! I am going to share with you what I do to obtain a close shave and keep ingrown hairs at bay!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1. A cleanser or Mask that contains salicylic acid.

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2.  Exfoliating Gloves

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3. Bikini Zone Anti Bumps Shave Gel

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4. A 5 blade razor

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5. Argan Oil or some type of pure oil for the body.

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6. A Body Butter

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STEPS:

1.  The first thing I did was research what kind of things help ingrown hairs + salicylic acid popped up. I thought that this would  be something awesome to try because it was something I had in my home already. I had a mask with salicylic acid in it and an exfoliating cleaner, so for a week (without shaving) I cleansed my legs with the cleanser and the day before, I used the mask on my legs (left on for 15 minutes while relaxing and wearing a face mask). I washed the mask off,  pat dried my legs + moisturized them.

2. On the day that you decide to shave, when you jump into the shower, wash the rest of your body and then use your exfoliating glove (and your favorite body wash) to gently exfoliate your le gs to help loosen the hairs + to remove any dead skin cells.

3. Next I apply the Bikini Zone gel to my legs + let it set for a moment. This product really works + helps to keep my skin irritation free…in all areas, including under the arms. Once that has set for about a minute or 2, I use a 5 blade razor. Man, a razor like this is magic!! I swear it gets all the hair + I highly recommend  them!

4. After you have shaved every area that needs it, gently exfoliate your legs/necessary area again. I have read that people actually shave a second time but that is up to each individual + not part of my actual routine.

5. Once out of the shower, pat dry your skin. You want to care for your skin not damage it! when your skin is still a bit damp, mix the oil of your choice together with the body butter, cream, or moisturizer of your choice and smooth onto your legs. Your skin should feel amazing after this!!

I love wearing silky or satin PJ’s after shaving my legs because they feel so smooth + silky! I always get compliments from the bf on how smooth my skin is and it’s because I take the time to care for it. You have to relax sometimes and this is a wonderful way to unwind + enjoy some time away from the busy world we are all a part of!

I hope you guys enjoyed this tip so please feel free to comment below + share this with someone who might be looking for a solution to this common problem! I will see you in the next post!!

Until Next Time…

LOVE, PEACE, + SHOPPING RECEIPTS!!

 Kai

Current Manicure!

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Products Used:

MUA Nail polish in Moody Mink – Nail base color

Pantone Nail Polish in Anthracite – Black “Feathers”

Sally Hansen Nail Polish in #410 Lavender Cloud – Light “Feathers”

SENSATIONAIL LED Gel set (Pro 3060 lamp + clear top coat) – Seal colors/design

Giveaway Winner!!!!

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Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your patience. As many of you know, I have a full time job, a business and that pesky thing called a life lol so, I have fallen behind on announcing my giveaway winner.

So lets get to it!!!! THE WINNER IS………………. 
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YOUTUBER: itzivyliu

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

Please contact me at: lushevans@gmail.com with your address and gift card choice!!!!! Yay!

Thanks to everyone who entered. You are all so appreciated! Look forward to more giveaway/contest in the future!!

Love, Peace + Shopping Receipts

Influenster Holiday VoxBox Review #1: Kiss Nail Dress Strips.

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Hey all! I wanted to do a quick review on one of the products I received via my Influenster Holiday Voxbox (check out http://www.influenster.com for more info on how to receive these boxes! No cost, No gimmicks!).

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The product I will be reviewing is the Kiss Nail Dress Nail Strips. The strips are similar to the Minx nail trend where a polish “sticker” is applied + adhered to the nail using a top coat (I think I explained that correctly lol).

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In the photo above, I am using the strip on my ring finger only as an accent nail. I really liked this + even though the package states that you do not need a top coat, I put one on anyway + my design lasted almost a full two weeks ( started to peel after about 10-11 days).

Product Info:

•Price: $6.99
•Number of strips: 28
•Can be used for: Fingers + toes (just flip the strip upside down – shown below).

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•Lasting Time: Package states 10 days
•Style Code:56703 – KDS05
•Application Directions:

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So, all in all would I buy these? Absolutely! They last a long time, they look professional, their easy to appy,  the cost is great + they come in a bunch if different designs! If you want to switch up your look and want a fabulous nail design w/o the Salon cost, I think this is the way to go!

Until next time….

LOVE, PEACE + SHOPPING RECEIPTS

NAIL ART OF THE WEEK

Hello all!!
So, I decided to do a post every week dedicated to a cute nail art design. These photos will be either photos of a look I’ve tried, a tutorial I’ve done or a photo I found somewhere of a cute look! I will try to post these every Friday!!


If you would like to submit a picture, please email me at awkwardlybeautiful@gmail.com
My Nails this week: