Wet N Wild New Liquid Lipsticks

Hello Everyone!

Hope you guys are having a great day!

Today, I am going to talk about these liquid Lipsticks from Wet N Wild. They were sent to me as part of PR package from Wet N Wild for the purpose of trying them out and letting you, my dear lovely readers, know what I think about them.

Lets now talk about the lipstick.

Colors: 928B Oh My Dolly, 920B Nudie Patootie, 923B Pink Really Hard

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Price: Affordable. About $4.99 USD on the website.

Application:  Apply smoothly, but the lighter colors apply a little bit patchy even with a second coat.

Pigmentation: very pigmented

Quality: Matte finish, smooth and very comfortable to wear.

Here is a quick swatch video on how they look on me.

Overall, these liquid lipsticks are not so bad. They are pretty affordable. Although I’m not sure if they are available in Canada as of yet, they are available on the wet n wild website. I am not a big fan of the lighter colors, but I am interested in trying out some of the darker colors; and when I do, I will keep you posted.

Thank you for reading, until next time!

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Black-Owned Businesses – Juvia’s Place

Hello Beautifuls!

We have reached the last day of February meaning the end of Black History Month, but that doesn’t mean that we stop celebrating and acknowledging our history.

I am starting this new segment on my blog where I will be talking about a black business that provide products for women of color, whether make up, hair products, jewelry etc..

The first company I would like to talk about today is Juvia’s Place. Just a quick disclaimer: I am not paid to write this post and neither was I sent any product to review. I spent my own coins to get the palettes I’m about to mentioned and this is my overall honest opinion.

I know there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Juvia’s place. I have watched so many videos on youtube and many youtubers were not satisfied with the customer service department, stating that the representative was rude. Based on my experience, I didn’t have any issues from the time I placed my orders to the time I received them. The shipping time wasn’t long at all. I also love the fact they sent me emails letting me know the status of my orders. In order words, my customer service experience was great. My palettes came intact and were well packaged and there weren’t any broken eyeshadows.collage - JP1

I ordered both the Masquerade and Saharan palettes. I decided to skip on the nubian palettes and order the Masquerade palette because I feel that the Masquerade palette has a mixture of both nude and color eyeshadows. As for the Saharan palette, I ordered it because of the burnt orange colors.

Here are some swatches from the Masquerade palette
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And here are the swatches from the Saharan palette
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As you can see, the eyeshadows are pigmented, although some are more pigmented than others, and they swatch very well. Both palettes contain matte and shimmery eyeshadows.

That is all for this post. Let me know in the comments if you have any one of the palettes  from Juvia’s Place and if you love them or not. Thanks for reading, until next time!

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Black History Month – Trip to Memphis Tennessee

Hello Everyone!!

I’m back! It’s been 2 weeks since I posted anything on here, but hubbby and I had the chance to visit Memphis last weekend.

First, I must say that Memphis, the city of soul music as many call it, is a beautiful city with sooo much history and so many places to visit and things to do.

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Unfortunately, we were only able to visit two of the museums there. We went to the National Civil Rights Museum At The Lorraine Hotel which is the hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed. The tickets were not too pricey, $15 per person.DSC_0527

At the entrance there was this beautiful interesting mural.collage 3Here are some of the few pictures that I took…
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After visiting the museum, we stumbled upon this soul food restaurant where the food is on point and delicious!

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We also had the chance to visit Beale Street on at night. We had the chance to listen to some live music and visit a few stores on the strip. This is Beale Street during the day. DSC_0720

The next day we were able to visit the Slave Haven. Unfortunately, I was only able to take pictures of the outside. The best part of visiting the Slave Haven is the historic tour.
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Overall, my trip to Memphis was awesome! Although it was a short one, I’m glad that we were able to visit. We are planning on going back for sure because we want to visit the STAX Museum, the Elvis Presley Graceland and so many other places that we were not able to go to.

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Black History Month – Beyonce paying hommage to Oshun

Hey Beauties!

After watching clips of Beyonce’s Grammys performance I felt so empowered as a woman better yet as a Black woman.

First of all lets talk about how beautiful and glowy she looks. Beyonce makes pregnancy look glamorous, easy and beautiful and it looks great on her. Talk about #oshun, #pregnancy goals, #pregnancyglow, #womenaregoddesses and #beautifulblackgoddess.

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Beyonce performs at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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Many people are saying that throughout her performance, Beyonce represented Oshun who is the African goddess of beauty, love,prosperity, order and fertility. Oshun is also the Mother of the African sweet or fresh waters. According to an article posted by the Haitian American on facebook, with the African diaspora, Oshun was brought to the Americas, and adopted into the pantheons that branched out of the African traditions. In the Brazilian religion of Candomblé, which retains close ties with the Yorùbá religion, as well as in Cuban Santeriá, She is called Oxum. In Haitian Vodou She is an inspiration for Erzulie or Ezili, also a Deity of water and love. “Mother of Sweetness”  Here is the link if you would like to read more…

Many people are criticizing her performance stating that Beyonce is acting like she is the Blessed Mother Mary or even God.

My take on this is as follow: I personally don’t think that Beyonce thinks she is God herself. By her ackowledging Oshun is her way of encouraging us Black people to know and embrace our African roots. I do agree that Beyonce is not the first black woman who has embraced her African roots, neither is she the first woman to be pregnant, but what people need to understand is that when our ancestors were brought to the Americas, they were forced to give up everything about them especially their religious rituals in order to assimilate. Needless to say, Beyonce’s performance may have not been her best performance, but the message is that we Black women are beautiful in our own way, we are goddesses, and queens and we are powerful not only as individuals, but as a collective as well. And we deserve to be seen as such and not as properties or objects. We are here, we exist and our lives matter.

 

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Let me know your opinions in the comment section.

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