The La Crème Beautè Venom face lotion helps smooth out the texture of my skin. So far, it has made my skin appear plumper. The lotion feels smooth and very luxuriating. I will repurchase in the future. But I do not think this is an end- all-be-all product, its best used with a comprehensive skincare routine. Given that it’s so rich, it’s essential that the skin is exfoliated and properly cleansed before application.
The Glow face treatment is hydrating, it’s an oil. The packaging states you can either leave it on for 30 minutes, use it to remove makeup, or keep it on as an intensive hydration treatment. I usually just use it under night cream because I dislike the idea of wearing oily products during the day. I think oil under the sun creates breakouts. I actually like the Venom Beauty Boost more than Glow. In the future, once I finish Glow, I may purchase the beauty boost instead. ❤
I rented my 2019 New Year’s dress from Poshare. I recommend this site because it was super easy to use. Renting formal or cocktail wear rather than buying those pieces is not only environmentally friendly but cheaper (in most cases) as well.
I ordered my dress online by picking out the date I wanted to receive the dress and return it.
The dress looked similar to the pictures online, maybe even better in person. I received my package when expected. When it was time to return it I just slipped the dress into the return bag already set with the proper labels and dropped it off at UPS. I was nervous about the return process but I had no issues, it took about 2 minutes at UPS. ❤
Pat McGrath palette update – in all honesty, the more I use this product the surer I am its worth it 100% lol. The quality really shines through in pictures. It does not look like her Instagram advertisements but it still has a high-quality flare. I may purchase her lip products in the future.
1.) YSL Volupte Tint-in-Lip-Balm – Hands down my favorite lip product because it’s a gloss and does not require a mirror for application. I’m the kind of person that always ends up with lipstick on my teeth. I think this lip balm is pigmented but still looks natural. Cost 34.50 euros (I also love Fenty gloss just as much)
2.) Dior Addict Lacquer Stick – The colors are very creamy and pigmented but still have luster. I have the dark fuschia color. While I love the shade, I do not think it goes well with my complexion. In the future, I’ll get the orange-red shade or rosy nude. Cost $37.00
3.) Free People Mocha Rose lip balm – It smells like hot chocolate! It’s very nourishing on the lips and feels like a sweet personal treat with each use. Cost $8.00 ☕
I love Pat McGrath’s brand. My mother gifted me her Mothership II: Sublime Palette as a New Year treat. The packaging is very weighted, unique, and luxurious. I love the shimmer and iridescent quality of the shadows. This palette is super pricey and I would not recommend it unless you really wanted it. I personally think MAC eyeshadow looks just as shimmery. However, if you really want to indulge and join the wave, I say go for it. I do feel special every time I use this product. The shadows have little fallout and the colors are gorgeous in person. ❤
I bought luxury skin care from La Creme Beaute! I purchased the Bee Venom face cream and Glow. I also ordered Bee Venom face cream for my mother as a surprise gift. Both of our orders came with five samples. I was blown away by this because the samples are very sizable, especially the eye cream. I think I have enough product to use for a month or so. I also loved that they included a handwritten thank you note.
I think personal touches and attention to detail add to a feeling of luxury. I’ve found that expensive products can be just as hit or miss as less pricey items, sometimes the customer service and professionalism is lacking even though there’s a high sticker price. But this shopping experience was different. It only took about a week to deliver to both Ireland and the USA.
I’ve used my products and samples for five days now and I’ll need to continue to use them before I rave about results. But so far, I love the botanical scent of the rose face cream. I like mixing products like using Glow with L’occitane Aqua face cream. My skin looks very hydrated. I’ll keep using and post an update. I recommend this brand.
February is a month for self-love and self-care. ❤
I’ve gotten box braids with extensions done three times now. The first time I got the style installed was in North Carolina. The stylist made the braids skinnier than I anticipated and used *gasp* 20 packets of hair!
I loved the results of this first experience. The hair was not too itchy and the quality of it was nice. The braiding process hurt because of the weight of the style. Plus, it made falling asleep comfortably an impossibility. I took a bunch of Advil to push through during the styling and afterward.
I probably will only do such an extravagant style again for a special occasion. It took about 6 hours for the stylist to finish my hair. She charged $350+ for the style and did not provide the hair. The hair totaled to around $80-$100. (I can try and search for her contact info if anyone is interested)
The second time around I flew to London to get box braids. I went to Natural Gloe Hair & Beauty. Address: 14 Northfield AvenueW13 9RJ www.Naturalgloe.com
I highly recommend the salon, the owner was incredibly professional. Two stylists — the owner and her assistant worked on my hair at once and finished in 4 hours. The salon provided the hair. At my request, they washed it pre-styling for me because my scalp is sensitive to the chemicals put on synthetic hair.
I had a nightmare braiding experience in 2017 that taught me this, I had to take out my $300+ braids the night after getting them done because my scalp burned and itched horribly. 😦
The style only amounted to around 120-150 euros. I was super happy with how much lighter the hair was but I preferred the softer quality of the hair I used in my first box braiding experience.
I just recently got box braids done again a third time in a thinner style. The stylist only used three packets of the high-quality hair that I purchased called “RastAfri – Freed’m-Triple-Braid”. Though I was unhappy about my stylist’s professionalism, I am pleased with the results. I hope that this time once the braids get frizzier it will look less obvious and more purposeful, akin to Zoe Kravitz’s skinny box braids look. ❤
I’ve received L’Occitane Aqua gel face wash and lotion as a gift. I’ve used these products for a few days now and can confirm they’re fantastic! The face cream feels like a splash of water on the skin. I’m thankful to have the face wash gel in my skin care regimen because its gentle. Given that most of my face washes have a scrub element and are drying for the skin if they’re overused. I think both of the products make a wonderful gift, especially the face lotion because the packaging is pretty. The lid is silver and the jar is made of glass.
Another go-to product I realized I forgot to mention in my last post is the Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment. I love this bad boy because it dries down pimples super quickly. I need to buy a new one ASAP. ❤