Sea Salt fail, and a little advertisement ranting

I got this oil in my Ipsy bag a couple months ago. It’s a Macadamia Oil Treatment. You can use it as a styling oil before you blow dry. But it gave me a recipe to make a sea salt spray with it. I figured hey why not give it a try. Does anybody else feel like they are just spraying water on their hair when they do this!? Like, I just went through all the trouble of blow drying and curling my hair, and now you want me to spray water on it? I wonder if this would work better on somebody with naturally curly hair. I was told to use one cup of warm water, 1 tablespoon sea salt and 1-2 teaspoons of the oil. I was so excited to make it and I am kind of sad that I wasn’t happy with the results. I left my hair feeling a little bit try to, I assume that was the sea salt. Maybe more of the oil would help counteract that and keep some moisture? Anyway, that was my experience with it! I would love to know if any of you you sea salt spray on your hair and if it is beneficial for you.


Another thing… I feel like all I see all over the internet is advertisements. I mean, I know we all have businesses to run and we are all trying to make it in this world. And hustling is part of that. But it is so hard to believe what is a good product and what is not in this world. And hustling is part of that. Even celebrities, all you see on their social media is unplugging this and that. Will we really do anything for a dollar? It is so hard to believe what is a good product and what is not because everybody is just advertising everything to death. So many hair vitamins, tanning products, skin products, makeup products. It is just hard to weed through all of it and figure out what are the good ones and what ones people are just trying to plug to make a quick dollar. There are so many MLM companies too..lipsense, R & F, essential oils, mascaras, lula roe, Amway, etc. People claiming that they are an entrepreneur when they sell this stuff. Being an entrepreneur means that you start your own business by creating your own product. Not by selling something somebody else created. I’m sure they are all great products and I do know people that sell each of those, so I’m definitely not dogging that. I just wonder how much of it is about the products and how much of it is about bragging about how much money you make selling your products so you can recruit people to do it with you. It just seems odd to me that people have to brag about how much money they are making selling a product. I definitely don’t like to talk about how much money I am bringing in, why do people selling these products feel the need to talk about that? I think this is just our generation. This is how people sell products now, especially stay-at-home moms who want to be able to work at home. I totally get it, I just can’t get myself to get into that world. The moral of this rant is I just don’t know what to spend my money on anymore, of course we all want great products I just want to make sure I am buying the right ones and putting my money into the right businesses. I wish everybody I know success! Whatever it is they choose to do. Ciao lovelies!

Lip Paint = Life

As you all know by now, I have been getting Ipsy bags for quite some time now. (If you don’t know, now you’re welcome) Finally, after 6 months of receiving them, I found a product worth ordering! I almost almostttt ordered eyeliner a couple times..but found a cheaper version by Wet n Wild at Target. I am very close to running out of my Bye Bye Undereye by it I may have to splurge on that one too! It helps me look awake in the morning, and covers up this weird visible vein I have under my left eye. That sounds so creepy, I swear it’s not…and I may be the only one who notices this thing..but it bothers me and I am happy a cream actually covers it. Only women think so deeply in detail when it comes to something as miniscule as eye cream. Miniscule to changing to others!! Good undereye cream is life changing people! Especially to a women in her 30s! We are tired!

Whew, that went off course fast. Back to topic. Tarte cosmetics. They sent me a lip paint and lip gloss in past Ipsy bags. The lip gloss I like, but the lip paint I LOVE. This stuff dries right after applying, and does not go anywhere! I can smooch my kids right on their face all day with this stuff and it does not move, nor does it get on their cute little chubby cheeks. The color they sent me was O.K..but not a shade I would personally choose if I had to spend my money on it. I finally got the courage to splurge on this stuff after a couple glasses of wine on St. Patty’s Day. Liquid shopping courage!! The shades I got are FESTIVAL and CHEERLEADER. Festival is a nude mauve and is perfect for every day wear. I could rock this shade with NO other makeup on and it still looks appropriate. Now cheerleader is another story. This hot cherry shade is meant for sassy days!! Days when my eyeliner and hair is on point, or I am going to a party. I feel like the biggest bombshell with this shade on my lips. How can a lip shade do this to me? Hey, I will take the confidence boost. Thanks Tartiest!!!



The two downfalls to this stuff is that it makes my lips feel a bit dry, and while adding gloss to them helps that, and makes it look even more sassy, I can no longer smooch my kids after doing this. Adding a lip gloss takes the no smudge factor away. This stuff will come right off after glossing them up. So choose wisely how you want to wear this stuff. And make sure you always remove dry skin from your lips before putting the lip paint on. You need that smooth surface to work on. The lip scrub I use helps get the lip paint off at the end of the day as well. Any makeup remover should work because this isn’t as strong as lipsense, which I heard is not an easy task to remove.

I hope this review helps you gals who have been looking for a no smudge lip product. I was ecstatic when I found this stuff because I always love rocking a red lip, but usually refrain bcause it ends up bleeding or on my teeth. I am not a happy girl when I drive home and realize in the rear view mirror that my lipstick has traveled to the rest of my face as well while I was in public. Have a great week everyone!!!

PS.. the sample bronzer and blush came with my purchase..I love them both! I applied them both on before taking you could all see what they look like! Subtle..yet pretty!!

IPSY Updates

My favorite day of the month arrived over the weekend…IPSY day! Nothing makes me happier than seeing that bubbly hot pink package in my mailbox. I knew what was coming as I do every month..but it is still so exciting to whip out my 5 new favorite beauty products! I have not been disappointed yet. Well maybe a little one of my products this month. I received a liquid liner for my brows from Eyeko..and I was very excited. I need a new brow pencil, so I was most excited for this. It just felt wet on my brows, and doesn’t give them any particular shape. It almost looks like I just tinted my brows with hair dye or something. I like to make my brows look fuller and with this I didn’t feel I could alter the shape of my brows. I even tried them a second time this morning and ended up going over it with a fine brush with a brow shadow I have by N.Y.C. It’s my backeup brow go-to when I am running low on my other brow pencil.

I also received a  matte lip paint by Tartiest. I am not sold on this yet..the major plus of this is that it dries fast and does NOT come off afterwards! I actually have to use my jelly pong pong coconut coffee lip scrub to get this stuff off! (I also use this to get the dry flakes off of my lips as of recently, I got this in my February Ipsy bag). The downfall of this lip makes my lips feel dry, and the color ages me a bit. I need either a more girly pink/nude, or a hot red. They have a color called Cheerleader that I may try, since my red lipstick from MAC seems to come off pretty easily. After wearing this lip paint for a while today I got sick of my lips feeling dry, so I applied my trust fund beauty lip gloss in the shade unprofessional. This helped a lot and gave it a more youthful look. Here is what it looked like before I applied the gloss..

I received a lip gloss by them as well a couple Ipsy bags ago..I love the gloss! The applicator on their glosses and lip paints is amazing. It actually makes applying it fun..and easy! I never go outside the lines when using their lip products. Here is the glossy lip paint in wcw (berry)… (ignore that my nose looks like it belongs on an ogre on the second picture..bad angle but it shows the gloss quite well!)

The Desserted Island Cake Supreme Body Mousse smells AMAZING. I think it may be sold out for the time being but you can check that link to see if it is back in stock. The smell is my favorite thing ever and I bet everyone else agrees because they can’t keep it in stock! If you baked a caked then smothered it all over your body..that’s what you smell like after you apply this stuff (minus the mess and stickiness of real cake of course). Maybe bake a cake before you put this stuff on..the smell gives you major sweet cravings. Of course they gave me a sample so I am going to have to order a buttload of this after I run out.

As for the other 2 products..the PUR concealer and First Aid beauty face moisturizer..I will get back to you. I haven’t been using the face cream long enough to see results yet, and the concealer is not my color yet..maybe if the sun ever decides to shine in Michigan I can get a small tan and see if this stuff is worth using regularly. (please sun…shine on me, Michiganders deserve to have a Spring every once in a while)

Just a sidenote…nobody tells me to say this stuff or pays me to talk about their products so this is all my HONEST opinion. I love beauty products and looking/feeling beautiful and I am sure you guys do too! It doesn’t hurt to get someone’s opinion before purchasing a product you are wondering about! And if you haven’t tried IPSY yet..DO IT! It has opened up a whole new world to me!! I never knew what beauty products to try, never knew what was out there..until now. I look forward to next month’s bag and to share its beauteous contents with you fine people <3

An IPSY obsession

If any of you know me well yet, you know I love my Ipsy bags! They send me stuff I didn’t even know existed, that I would never find in stores around me. That could be because I am only at Target searching for makeup, but still! For $10 a month I get 5 beauty products for my hair, skin, and face! They send me nail polish too. I have loved every single bag so far! I started receiving them last October. Here are some of my current favorites. I finally found an under-eye cream that didn’t have the consistency of water. It actually covers up my old lady bags! (lol) my Foundation I actually did find at Target, but it is my absolute favorite. It is the consistency of silk and glides on my face so easy! The highlighter I use by itself as blush if I am just having a casual day, but if I am getting dressed up I add blush over it for a more dramatic look. I don’t know about you guys, but I never found a blush I didn’t like! It is fun to play around with different shades. I love a dramatic cheek. I am actually fond of my cheekbones, so I like to accentuate them! Ever since I started Ipsy, I’m obsessed with those fine tip Sharpie marker like eyeliners. I can even use the Wet n Wild one in between Ipsy sending me them. If you want to try this kind of eyeliner out I do recommend buying the wet and wild first as it is under $4. You can see if you are comfortable using that sort of eyeliner. I always get black. Ipsy has sent me two so far and have lasted me 2 months each! The eyeliner pictured here is the best one I have ever used. It is so easy to apply and I can get those sharp lines I crave. And you can cry your eyes out and that shiz doesn’t smudge. But please don’t cry! You are beautiful!

Links to purchase this makeup here: Aurora eyeliner , IBY highlighter ,  bye bye under eye

The brush is by (This was also in my IPSY bag)

I can’t wait to receive my next bag and share with you guys my new favorites!!