Sephora Haul

Now y’all know I love me some Sephora!!

After work I had the urge to head over there and do a lil “Me” beauty shopping.

I actually went in to buy a Hourglass Ambient Blush but they still didn’t have the shade I wanted in stock.  *Side note: I’m a need y’all to get it together Sephora.  3 weeks and my shade hasn’t been replenished.*

Here’s what I did end up getting though…..

Sephora Beauty Haul



It’s starting to get warmer, sunny, and more humid out here in beautiful bipolar Florida.

It’s beginning to look a lot like beach weather!

I normally go with lighter shades and less makeup in the spring and summer seasons.

The beauty products I picked up in todays shopping extravaganza are:

  1. Josie Maran “Spread the Argan Love” set
  2. Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 (with natural brood spectrum SPF & SunBoost ATB™
  3. Boxum Full Bodied Nudes & Brights Lipgloss Collection
  4. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick
  5. Benefits Cosmetics Blush
  6. Sephora Eyelash Curler

Josie Maran “Spread the Argan Love” set

What it is:
A set of Josie’s bestselling head-to-toe hydrators for smooth, beautiful skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Spread The Argan Love! This set includes portable sizes of Josie’s head-to-toe bestsellers. Each product is infused with Josie’s 100% Pure Argan Oil: a multitasking miracle oil proven to significantly improve skin and hair hydration with its powerful natural content of antioxidants and essential fatty acids.

This set contains:
– 0.5 oz Nourishing Argan Oil Daily Cleanser
– 0.5 oz 100% Pure Argan Oil
– 0.5 oz Argan Oil Hair Serum
– 2 oz Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot
– 0.21 oz Argan Color Stick in Peony

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
“I consider it my mission in life to Spread The Argan Love—and what better way to do that than to provide my Argan beauties with travel-sized versions of our favorite beautifiers? No need to leave home without them anymore—and feel free to share them wherever you go!”—Josie Maran

JoseMaran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47

What it is:
A new and improved hydrating, fast-absorbing, non-greasy, Argan Oil-infused daily moisturizer featuring all natural sunscreens, green tea, and innovative SunBoost ATB™.

What it is formulated to do:
This all-natural, chemical-free, lightweight sunscreen moisturizes the skin with a non-greasy texture. It features skin-loving ingredients such as green tea, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and innovative SunBoost ATB, resulting in powerful sun protection. This product includes all the benefits you’d expect from an Argan Oil-infused daily moisturizer: skin-nourishing, texture-smoothing, and radiance-boosting. Ultimate protection plus beautifying benefits—true bliss.

What’s new?
Now with more protection and more hydration, this new daily moisturizer features a unique antioxidant complex that nourishes the skin while protecting from environmental aggressors.

What’s different?
Josie’s new Argan Daily Moisturizer now offers more sun protection and more hydration. The luxurious texture is ultragentle on sensitive skin with a subtle fragrance that won’t irritate even the most sensitive types.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
SunBoost ATB is a unique blend of antioxidants, skin-soothers, and hydrators that work in tandem with natural sunscreens to boost sun protection while conditioning and nourishing the skin. It allows Josie to use less of natural sunscreens like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (which can be heavy on the skin and leave a white cast) while still achieving a high SPF 47, yielding an incredibly lightweight and translucent natural sunscreen formula.

“My new Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 has more moisture and more protection than ever, plus an innovative complex of antioxidants called SunBoost ATB. Thanks to this complex, I was able to formulate this higher-SPF moisturizer using less titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, both of which are natural but can feel heavy and look white on the skin. The best of all worlds: lightweight, hydrating, super-protection, naturally.”—Love and sunlight, Josie

Buxom Full Bodied Nudes & Brights Lip Gloss Collection

What it is:
A collection of six sheer, shimmering lip colors.

What it does:
Get fully-loaded lips with this smooth, high-shine gloss that plumps lips with a special no-tingle formula. Jojoba oil and vitamin E add moisture and hydration to promote fullness, with sheer to medium coverage, and a shimmery finish.

This set contains:
– 6 x 0.06 oz Buxom™ Full-Bodied Lip Gloss in:

  • MWAH
  • Dolly
  • Yes You
  • Cha Cha Cha
  • Strut It
  • Pucker Up

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in Pink in Confidence
(Dusky Pale Pink)

What it is:
An innovative and comforting lipstick enhanced with fruit extracts rich in vitamins and antioxidants that leave lips visibly softer and smoother with up to eight hours of hydration.

What it does:
Succumb to a unique sensorial experience with dazzling color, extreme comfort, and luminous shine. The luscious, hydrating texture glides on your lips leaving a lightweight aqua shine effect, while Back Injection Technology offers extreme comfort and pleasure upon application. This innovative lipstick is formulated to protect lips from free radicals and seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.

What else you need to know:
Antioxidants in natural extracts of pomegranate and rosemary reduce the look of fine lines, while candellila resin forms a thin, protective layer to help lock in moisture and magnify color and shine. Mineral pigments provide bright, vibrant color and a melting formula (instead of a solid stick) enabling smoother glide-on application and an ultrafine lightweight film on lips. Hyaluronic acid spheres hydrate and soften lips to help seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.

Benefits Cosmetics Rockateur Blush

What it is:
A provocative rose gold cheek powder.

What it does:
This rockin’ rose gold cheek powder gives a famously provocative flush that turns heads on stage and off. The crowd will go wild for its sexy faceted design, accented in luxe gold. The angled brush gives rich, show-stopping payoff every time.

Sephora Collection Ombre Eyelash curler

What it is:
An eyelash curler with an ombre twist in the hottest color of 2014.

What it does:
This stylish ombre curler in bright purple curls and styles lashes to lend an uplifted look to the eyes. It comes with a replaceable silicone pad and grips for safety and comfort.

Sephora Beauty Haul

Going to Sephora is a great stress reliever.  I get a chance to look at a room full of beautiful different shades of colors from wall-to-wall and just lose track of time.

Stay tuned for the future review posts on each of these beauty products & don’t forget to connect with me on my everyday randomness social networks below.



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25 Summer Must-Haves Allure Beauty Box

summer must have beauty

Allure’s Beauty Box for Summer 2014 will go on SALE 29 April at 12:01 pm EDT!  That’s one minute after noon!

These beauty boxes go QUICK!! LIMITED QUANTITIES so you have to get them as soon as that time strikes!

You’ll receive 25 FULL-SIZED Beauty Products.

UPDATE: ALLURE’S website servers went down when the sale was supposed to go live, so ALLURE has rescheduled for MAY 6th AT THE SAME TIME!

Summer Allure beauty box

All of this for ONLY $44.95!!

That’s $350 worth of beauty products.

allure beauty box contents

You’ll receive:

  • Aloxxi Flexible Hairspray
  • Big Sexy Hair Get layered Flash Dry Thickening Hairspray
  • Burt’s Bee Brightening Even-Tone Moisturizing cream
  • Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Gloss in Tuscany
  • Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths
  • Developus Anti-Aging Hair Treatment System
  • Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash
  • Flower Nail’d It Nail Lacquer
  • GKHair ThermalStyleHer
  • IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Stick Sunscreen SPF 70
  • Not Your Mothers Intensive Hair Unit Renewal Treatment
  • One ‘N Only Argan Oil Cream-to-Serum Styler
  • Oscar Brandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray
  • Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Condition
  • Redken Mess Around 10 Disrupting Cream Paste
  • Rembrandt Deeply White toothpaste
  • Rimmel London Scandalous Retro Glam mascara
  • Rusk Freezing Spray
  • Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail color
  • Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat
  • Softsoap Sea Kissed Exfoliating Body Wash
  • Tan Towel Classic Half Body 5-pack
  • Tarte lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara

Now remember that these are ALL FULL-SIZED BEAUTY PRODUCTS.!

I can’t wait until Allure launches this special.

Make sure you set an alarm alert to remind you because when the Allure Beauty Box launches, it only last minutes!!!!

Make sure you go to the ALLURE website.

Who else will be on the Allure website to get the Summer Allure Beauty Box??


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Fight Frizzy Hair AT-HOME with Zelo Keratin Treatment System

Zelo Brazilian Keratin Smoothing System
Zelo Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment
I’ve really wanted to get a Keratin hair treatment FOREVER!! But the salon prices are RI-DUNK-U-LOUS!!
For normal length hair, it runs for at least $250 and up.  My hair is nowhere near normal length hair.
Every time I go to the salon to get my hair highlighted and pampered I always roll my eyes on the inside when the words, For your length………it’s going to be…….  coming out of their mouths.  All I hear is,I hope you like ramen noodles because that’s all you’re going to be able to afford after I’m done with your hair.
Me living here in Humid State of Florida, my hair has a mind of its own!  The saying, “Long hair, Don’t care” really comes to play.
So Keratin treatments has always been in the back of my head.  Keratin treatments are supposed to keep your hair in check with silky smoothness,  taming the lion king frizz, and nourishes your strands all-in-one.
What woman with long wavy/curly hair in Florida don’t want that??
Here’s the infamous hair. DONT JUDGE
Zelo Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment
When Boca Cosmetics Group contacted me to see if I would test out their Brazilian Keratin Smoothing System out, you would have thought I was Nicole from the Herbal Essence commercial yelling, “Yes, Yes, Yes!!”
Needless to say, I received it in the mail and put this baby to the test!!

The Zelo Brazilian Keratin Smoothing System is a 2-product process.

It comes with:

  • 2 fl oz Clarifying Deep Cleanser
  • 2 fl oz Action Keratin Smoothing Solution with pumps (2)
  • Instructions
  • Gloves
This system is 100% formaldehyde free, no harsh chemicals or toxins and its color safe.
Color Safe is a must for me since I’ve been putting my hair through some things!
Zelo is a salon quality keratin hair care line that uses the finest natural ingredients and advanced smoothing technology. Zelo hair care products contain a fusion of Brazilian Keratin, exotic oils from the Amazon Rain Forest, Omega Oils and Organic Acids that nourish frizzy, rebellious hair and deliver silky smooth and shiny salon results at home.
How to Use
  • You’re going to wash your hair twice with the Clarifying Deep Cleanser.  *Make sure that you’re just lathering the product on your hair.  No need to massage your scalp with the Clarifying Deep Cleanser.
  • While you’re lathering the cleanser to your hair, comb through your hair with your fingers, making sure that it doesn’t get tangled.
  • Towel dry your hair then apply the Action Keratin Smoothing Solution evenly throughout your strands with the gloves provided.  Saturate your strands really good!  *It comes with 2 different pump styles for your liking.
  • Let the Keratin Solution soak into your strands for 40-45 minutes to process.
  • Wash the Keratin Smoothing Solution out with the Clarifying Deep Cleanser one last time.
  • Blow dry your hair to seal the lock.
  • Straighten your hair with your flat-iron to seal in the lock.
Zelo Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment
I couldn’t stop playing and running my fingers through my hair and petting my hair because it seriously feels like a silk sheet.
The test is soon to come though…….
The test of how long this smoothness will last.
So make sure you stay tuned for the future post on how long the silky smoothness lasted!
Here’s the side-by-side Before & After Zelo Brazilian Keratin Treatment Smoothing System
Zelo Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment
To order the Zelo Brazilian Keratin System, head to
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Once you’ve used it, come back and let me know your results!

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Shea Moisture Raw Deep Treatment Masque and Curl Enhancing Smootie Review

Shea Moisture Raw Deep Treatment Masque and Curl Enhancing Smoothie Review

Shea Moisture Raw Deep Treatment Masque and Curl Enhancing Smootie Review

I originally bought these for my daughter since she has a head full of amazing curls and unfortunately she loves to flat-iron her hair.  I’ve read reviews talking about these products saying how incredible they are so I went out and bought them.

A few days ago I went and had my hair retouched with all-over highlights.  My natural hair color is dark brown almost black, so when I go to the salon, it takes a toll on my hair.

It was a good lil time since I had to study for a test, so those hours at the salon is a perfect time to study.  I have super long hair so I had a salon entourage doing my hair.

I’ve been super bad at going in to get retouched.  You’ll see how bad in a second…..

The first picture below is when I first sat down……and yes, I love to act a fool sometimes.  🙂

Shea Moisture Raw Deep Treatment Masque and Curl Enhancing Smootie Review

Hair Salon

See that fat book I had to study for 1 test?  The WHOLE book=1 test!

Now to me, I don’t know about you, but this right here is the best part about getting your hair done.

Shea Moisture Raw Deep Treatment Masque and Curl Enhancing Smootie ReviewShea Moisture Raw Deep Treatment Masque and Curl Enhancing Smootie Review

The shampooing and conditioning!  Well, actually,  the head MASSAGE!  Who’s with me?!

With all these chemicals put into my hair, I knew when I got home, I’d have to give myself a deep conditioning.

shea moisture deep treatment masque

It’s thick and smooth, light yellowish in color, and a STRONG scent to it.  I wouldn’t recommend having this on if you have your significant other in your bed.  You’ll just have to smell it for yourself though to see if you can handle it.

I did it for overnight usage, since I just had a bunch of chemicals highlighting my hair. The company itself says you only need it on for 30 minutes under some heat.

Now I had the stuff at home a totally forgot to get me a hair cap! You’ll see how I compromised though!  Don’t judge me…..

Shea Moisture Raw Deep Treatment Masque and Curl Enhancing Smootie ReviewYou know all those plastic grocery bags we collect and save….yupp! I got one of those out to put on my hair after i put the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque.

Since I was doing a hair mask, I decided to do my Glam Glow Mud Mask too. As you can tell, I have no shame showing y’all the pictures!  As i said before, Don’t judge me…..

When I woke up the next morning,  I jumped in the shower and washed it all out. My hair was nice and moisturized but it didn’t add in any shine.

Thats when I grabbed the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie.

shea moisture curl enhancing smoothieNow the Curl Enhancing Smoothie is a light peach color and a lil more clumpy,  but not in a bad way.  The smell is AMAZING!   Nothing like the Deep Treatment Masque. It just melted in my hair.

Here’s some pictures of the after math.

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It was a good after math for that day with the conditioning and shine, then the following day, it was heavy and weighed my hair down.

Now mind you, I have wavy hair and not curly hair like my daughter.  So, this may work different on her hair than it did on mine.

I have another product that I’ve been using that I love for my hair.  I’ll make sure to post that one very soon.

The most important part is that I wanted it to be deep conditioned, and that product did do its duty making it strong and nourished.  Plus, I love the fact that it’s an all-natural product!

So, there’s my tell with all my goofy pictures.   I hope y’all enjoyed!

Have you tried any of the Shea Moisture products?