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:

5-stars Rilakkuma

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

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Sponsored Review – Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery

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Hello guys!!!!

I hope you are all well!! I know I have been gone for way too long + I truly apologize! As you know I tend to be very busy with life + sometimes those things absolutely come first!! I have also been making YouTube videos so definitely check those out! I plan to do a life update video soon so I can let you all know how I’ve been getting on!

Today I am going to do a quick review for you on the Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery cream I received from iFabbo (check out this product here http://bit.ly/DSRSPF50). I could not use this product all over my face for too long because it ended up being too heavy for me + made my skin even more oily (I have oily/combo skin).

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Price: $65 for 1.7 oz

Dermalogica is a well know skin care line + seems to be talked about a lot but for me this wasn’t the best option. I want to try more of their products but something that’s oil free + works with sensitive skin! The product is actually nice in the since of all the benefits it has, especially SPF50! I now only use it in my under eye are to see if it will help with fine lines…I will let you know after further research! 😉

Below I have entered zoomed in photos of the packaging details which list ingredients, info, + just additional information I felt you all might find helpful!

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RATING AND OVERALL THOUGHTS

3-5stars Rilakkuma

Overall I rate this product a 3 out of 5. It have great benefits but it was just not right for my particular skin type. I will continue to use it under my eyes to see if maybe it will work as an eye cream for me during the day. Trail + error are always going to be the case when it comes to skin care + not everything is for everyone however, I hope you guys give this a try + see how it works for you!!

I will back real soon so keep an eye out for some new stuffs!!! ^_^ ♥ ♥

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai

Sugar Skull Minerals: Review, Swatches, + Discount!

Hello Hello Hello my fabulous beauties!  Today I have a sponsored review for you. Victoria of Sugar Skull Minerals (Find her amazing Etsy shop here) was kind enough to send me some samples of her products as well as a sneak peek of her “Pool Party Collection” that will be released on July 4, 2014!! The collection is beautiful and I can’t wait to share this with you all.

SAMPLE COLLECTION #1:

Each one of these are swatched over Fyrinnae’s primer Pixie Epoxy except for the blushes (will be labeled).

 

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From left to right: Sweet Tooth, Drop Out (Vegan), On the Rocks, Walk of Shame (Blush) Pot O Gold (Vegan), + April (Vegan).

 

 

Sample Collection #2: Pool Party Collection

 

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From left to right: Sunkissed (Vegan – Blush), Sun Burnt (Vegan – Blush), Bikini, Marco Polo, Cannon Ball (Vegan), Deep End (Vegan), Margarita (Vegan), Beach Ball (Vegan), + Pina Colada (Vegan).

 

 

Thoughts + Extras!

Overall, I think these are really great products, the only thing I do not fancy is that Pina Colada and April look exactly the same on my skin because they are light colors but contain gold shimmers + only the gold picks up on my complexion, other than that, I love these! The formula is very smooth + the pigmentation is amazing!! I think my favorites are Cannon Ball + Deep End. Those Purple and Blue shades are just crazy gorgeous!!

Since the Pool Party Collection does not get released until July, you can actually PRE-ORDER the collection but you must do so by June 23, 2014 in order to receive a 30% discount!! Woot Woot!!  Do not miss out on this deal because I’m sure you will be like…”OH MAN…WHY DIDN’T I BUY THAT SHADE WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE??”” MmmmHmmm, you know we all do it, so don’t forget!!

Thank you again to Victoria for letting me try out these awesome products and please guys check out her Etsy shop! I have found some wonderful treasures on Etsy! I hope you guys enjoyed and I will be back soon with another awesome post!

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai

My April + May Faves 2014

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Hello there great people of the world! Hope everyone is feeling awesome!! Today feesl really nice out but instead of going out, I decided to do a blog post about my monthly faves. I do plan to go out later though ^_^.  I really haven’t done a favorites…anything in a while, not on my blog or on youtube, so I felt it was about that time + this time I will try to stick with it as much as possible. Okay, enough of my rambling + lets get to it sugars!!

MAKEUP

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From left to right: Shades are Redwood, Guava, + Mauve. Bought these for $1 each at ShopMissA.com. These are really pigmented + look great on light + darker skin tones. Love’em!!

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I first heard about this product on YouTube + have been hooked since I found it in a beauty supply store while in Georgia while on a business trip. I also found it in my local beauty supply store + continue to use it. It works so well + could be compared to the Urban Decay Primer Potion. My eye shadow last ALL day + I just love it! It’s about $4. The only thing I wish was different is the packaging. If it was in a squeeze tube, I would be in heaven for sure!

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I love this Mascara so much! This is my 2nd tube + I will continue to use it when I want a less expensive yet super effective mascara. This mascara helps your lashes to grow + give you that false lash look. Such a great product! I think this was like $8.99 at my local Walgreens.

SKIN/BODY CARE

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I have been on a Rimmel kick lately so of course I wanted to try out their eye makeup remover. I must say, I really like this! I can get a great deal of makeup off with one swipe + that make things so much easier, especially when you just want to hurry + go to bed! This was about $6 at Walgreens.

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This product is a repurchase for me + I still love it. I use this along with the Rimmel eye makeup remover to remove everything before washing. This is $7 at Pretty + Cute

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I actually have had this in my cabinet for a bit now + just started using this combo + it’s a good one!! This combo helps so much with keeping my oily/combination skin in check which is great because I find myself having to blot a lot less!! I received this as a gift from Olay but I know for certain this can be found at drugstores!

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I love this little set. It has everything you need for proper grooming however, I don’t find the foil head attachment very useful at all. It doesn’t seem to make any difference to me. Maybe I’m just doing it all wrong lol,  This was $19.99 at Walgreens + comes with a brush head which helps aid in keeping ingrown hairs at bay.

FRAGRANCE

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I  received this in a birthday package a friend sent me + fell in love with it! This is my “Grown + Sexy” night out fragrance + I plan on buying the full size as soon as I can.  I have no idea why I didn’t try this scent out sooner but better late than never I say! You can find the fragrance at Sephora.

FASHION

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I love love love this faux leather jacket from Torrid. I had been looking for one forever + I finally found this and had to have it. I got it from the website for $98.50. This jacket looks so good with so many looks. I may need to do a lookbook styling this baby!!

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This watch is so cool. I really like over sized watches + think they are so chic with jeans, a graphic tee + blazers or with a nice billowy blouse. This one is really loose on my wrist so I have to push it up a bit but I don’t mind that at all. I got it from ModDeals + I think you should check out all the cool watches they have for really inexpensive cost!!

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I am really loving black + white wardrobe pieces. Anyone who knows me knows I love wearing all black everything but I have recently really have gotten into wearing a lot of white as well. The jeans are from Torrid + they are the skinny fit  for $58.50 + this kick ass Dalek  shirt  (I am an obsessed Doctor Who fan since childhood) is from 6dollarshirts for $8.00 ( larger sizes cost a bit more).

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed my favorites for April + May + please look out for my future favorites post as well as other deep post + beauty post.

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai

Visit to Pretty&Cute the Store (Portland, Oregon)

Hello my beautiful people! How is everyone on this fine weekend?? Myself, lovely! I got to do some shopping + bought some new products from one of my favorite stores… Pretty + Cute! If you have not been to the store or shopped online, you are really missing out!! This shop specializes in the best of the best Asian skin care products + more. Lets take a quick tour of the shop shall we!

INSIDE THE SHOP

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When you enter the store you instantly get swept away into a land of all things…pretty + cute! Hahaha. The store is pink + white, very clean + full of goodies to explore. The Sales Associate was the nicest person + very savvy when I asked questions. This was by far some of the best customer service I’ve received. I felt welcomed in the store + just had an overall great shopping experience.

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The wall of Mask may very well be my favorite section! I am a sucker for a great mask + it was actually pretty hard finding mask that I haven’t tried yet lol. I am addicted + this section gave me LIFE!

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So many eyeliner selections and mascara +  lippies! Ahhhh, I was in heaven!! I am a bit of a tomboy but the girly side is strong with this one…the force is strong w/ me too…just saying. There are several of these I wish to try soon!

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More skin care goodies + this is only a single photo. There was soooo much more that I didn’t snap a photo of!

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The checkout area was also very cute. Reminds me of how I wish to build my studio once I get back to designing and styling full time. Look at the pen + card holders! Soooo pretty!!!! **Insert girly squeal here**

WHAT I BOUGHT

So of course I didn’t just enter the store just to look + leave…NO WAY! I also did a wee bit of shopping to try out some new products + to rebuy as well.

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The bags are also really pretty here. I save these +  store my wallets + little things like this in the bags. I just put them in my closet so I can display them. It really is the little things that put a smile on your face.

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Everything purchased is new except the makeup remover wipes. I bought those before + had to have them again. I will do a blog post to show you how I remove my eye makeup, it’s a two step process. 

From left to right: Lioele Carry Me Coconut Hand Cream (free w/ $50 purchase), Skin79 Rose Mist Toner ($7), Skin79 Sweet Honey Sugar Scrub ($14 but $12.60 w/ discount), Lioele Cleansing Tissue Box ($7.50), + Lioele Cutie Girl Etiquette Perfume Spray ($12.00)

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From left to right: Lioele Perfect Pore Control Essence Mask ($2.40) + Skin79 Snail Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask ($4.00).

Once I give everything a go, I will do review on each item! Well that’s everything + I hope you guys enjoyed! I really love everything about this shop + again the customer service + selections of products are amazing. For as long as they are around, I will be shopping here!

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai

Birchbox #2 Unboxing May 2014

Little Black Bag Goodies

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Hey all!

I have been away again…SO SORRY! OMG, work has me all kinds of cray cray right now. Most of the time after work I am so tired I don’t even want to look at another computer screen lol. WTF, I mean, I loooove blogging but I need a break sometimes from the cyber world….okay enough of that break.  🙂

So, I’ve been bored with my current handbags and thought hey…I want to go shopping and I want a new bag dagnabit!! I looked around online for a bit and remembered that I had a  Little Black Bag account and decided to see what they had to offer. Oh boy…this could be trouble…

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LBB (Little Black Bag) was having an awesome deal where if you were a VIP member, you could buy a handbag and get 2…yes 2 free. That un-boxing will be coming soon but, the first bag I received was a solo order the day before the sale. This bag (bag in photos) is so spacious and shiny lol, It’s faux leather and has two zippers on the side for decoration. The bottom front has studs and rhinestones and the interior has a zippered pocket and solid black interior. Super super cute and a little over the top!

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The handbag is by LaTique and retails for $108.00 and through LBB it was$58.99 with shipping but I also received additional free gifts with my purchase so that just made the deal soooo much sweeter!

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I cannot wait until next month to make another purchase. I did spoil myself this month and made two purchases from the site but hey, I work hard for my money and I feel I deserve to treat myself whenever I feel like it as long as I have my priorities in order…right? I feel that should be the case for EVERYONE!!

I hope you guys enjoyed the little peek at my mini haul and please stay tuned for part two of my LBB purchases!!!!

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai