L’Oréal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care (Moisturizer)

At the beginning of July, I decided to purchase the L’Oréal Hydra Genius moisturizer for Normal/Oily Skin since I finished my Clinique one. I purchased mine from Walmart because it is a little cheaper.

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Description: L’Oréal Skin Expert Paris introduces Hydra Genius – a unique line of highly efficacious Daily Liquid Care Moisturizers. Formulated to offer the most lightweight hydration, these moisturizers are like a “boost” of water for your skin, delivering instant hydration that lasts 72 hours. Daily Liquid Care Normal/Oily Skin is specifically formulated to meet the needs of Normal to Oily Skin with Aloe Water + Hyaluronic Acid for 72H of instant and continuous hydration. Skin is ultra-hydrated, fresh and healthy looking.

72HR Intense and Continuous Hydration
Lightweight Liquid Care Formula
Mattified, Fresh, Healthy-Looking Skin

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silanetriol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Dimethiconol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hyaluronic Acid, Phyllostachys Bambusoides Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrasodium Edta, Citric Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Menthoxypropanediol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Ci 42090/Blue 1, Linalool, Limonene, Parfum/Fragrance, F.I.L. #B192827/1

First thing, I really wanted to like this product but I honestly couldn’t take it anymore! As soon as I put this moisturizer on my face, immediately the fragrance hit me. Even though it’s WAAAAAY down on the list, it’s very potent. My sinuses started to act up and I was sneezing and coughing.

Secondly, this stuff broke me out something awful. Now I don’t have sensitive skin but my cheek and chin have been breaking out and I just knew then that I had to stop using this.

On the plus side, this is a very hydrating gel formula and I did feel that my t-zone was mattified for a few hours. It worked well with my makeup too. I usually don’t dislike many products but that fragrance and the fact that I broke out like crazy made me stop using this and now it’s in a drawer for anther day!!

Mini Haul 🛍️

While I was on vacation, I decided to go to the mall and of course, I had to go to the MAC counter in Macy’s and Sephora in JC Penny.

MAC:

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Sometime last month, I contacted MAC and asked if Cork lip liner would be back in stock, and they told me it was discontinued. So when I saw it at the MAC counter, I had to purchase it. I also picked up another brow pencil in Spiked.

Sephora (JC Penny)

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I went to Sephora looking for Tatcha, but they didn’t carry it. Luckily I was able to get this. I’ve been using the travel sized version of this and I really am enjoying it. It keeps my combination skin hydrated and hasn’t broken me out like another product that I will mention in another post! Caudalie is becoming one of my favorite brands.

Bath & Body Works

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I never have hand sanitizer on me, so when I asked my cousin where she got hers, she said Bath & Body Works. When I went in the store, they were having a buy 6 for $5 so I picked up the 6. One is in my bag and I gave another one to my sister. I also picked up a hand cream in Vanilla Buttercream for $4. I think I’m going to go back and get another hand cream, because they feel so buttery and keeps my hands soft.

All in all, I always enjoy going out of town and shopping. I always manage to hit up the MAC counter and Sephora because even though I may not always find what I’m looking for, I usually always find what I’m looking for lol.

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Hair Style

Last week, I made a hair appointment to Ulta. I’ve never been there before to get my hair done, so I was nervous lol. I usually have my one main person to do my hair, but they are closed on Monday’s. I’m going out of town this weekend so I wanted to get something that would last. I wanted braids BUT I decided to get a blowout instead, case in point why I went to Ulta.

When I got there, the lady who was doing my hair was very professional and polite. She was really nice. She offered me coffee or water which was new to me because that’s never happened to me before at any salon lol. She really looked at my hair and catered to my needs. Since I’m going natural, she understood because she also was natural for some time. I haven’t had a relaxer since last October/November (7-8 months) so I had ALOT of new growth at the top of my head.

Like I stated, my stylist was very professional and gentle, it was probably one of the best shampoo and conditioning treatments I’ve ever had.

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My hair is actually longer than I thought. I guess since it’s stretched out, I have some length now. She also told me that I could come back once a month or just contact her when I need too. She’s the only person who does blowouts there. I can honestly say that I will be going back, I want to add highlights. She also recommended the products that she used on me and since Ulta is having a sale on all there hair products, I will be going back to purchase them.

I would have to say that today was a success!!!! 😊

June Favorites

To me, June was really all about lippies! If I wasn’t wearing a full face, I was definitely wearing some type of lipstick or gloss.

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Left to Right: BECCA Cosmetics Sunlit Bronzer (Ipanema Sun), Buxom Full-On Lip Cream (Hot Toddy), Buxom Full-On Lip Polish (Sophia), NYX Cosmetics lip liner (Nutmeg), Maybelline lipstick (Touchable Taupe), MAC Cosmetics PatentPolish lip pencil (My Flip Side).

My favorite perfume this month that I’ve been reaching for would have to be Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Heavenly Angel Mist. I’ve had this for a few years now, I don’t think the mist is available, but the perfume is. I love the way it smells. Notes: White musk, sandalwood, vanilla and white peony.

Favorite Shows: Netflix:

Father Brown

Orange Is The New Black

Scandal

Glow

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FOTD (6/28/17) 🔥

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BASE: MUFE Step 1 Skin Equalizer (Matte)

FOUNDATION: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation (Deep Sand)

POWDER: MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation (NC43)

EYESHADOW: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (Raw Sienna & Burnt Orange in the crease. Morphe Cosmetics 35R on the lid.

BRONZER: BECCA Sunlit Bronzer (Ipanema Sun)

HIGHLIGHTER: BECCA (Opal)

MASCARA: L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara (Blackest Black)

EYELINER: Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof (Black)

LIQUID LINER: L’Oréal Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner (Black)

BROWS: L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer (Dark Brunette) *Don’t like*

LIPS: NYX Cosmetics Nutmeg lip liner & Maybelline Touchable Taupe lipstick

SETTING SPRAY: Urban Decay All Nighter

I haven’t used regular foundation in a while, I usually just use powder since it’s been really hot out. But I’m really liking this look that I created. Really simple. And as you can see, I really dislike the L’Oréal brow pencil. I think it’s too dark and it also feels really waxy when I’m applying it. I’d rather just use my MAC brow pencil in Spiked!

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Ulta Haul 💸

Today I decided to go to Ulta just to browse. I received and email this past weekend with a 20% off coupon off my entire purchase; you could use this on anything, even the prestige items.  I chose to only get 3 things that I’ve been eyeing.

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I got the I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base from Essence, O.P.I. Washington D.C. Nail Polish in Squeaker of the House (chocolate Brown), and CoverGirl Total Tease Waterproof mascara (Very Black).

Not a lot, but these are what I’ve been wanting to try. I’ve heard great things about the Essence eyeshadow base like it’s a dupe for the Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don’t Stray one.  I’ve never tried any of these products before so I can’t wait to see how they work!

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FOTD (6/24/17) 💋

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BASE: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

FACE: MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation (NC 43)

EYE SHADOW: Morphe Brushes 35R Palette

BROWS: L’Oréal Brow Stylist (Deep Brunette)

MASCARA: L’Oréal Telescopic (Blackest Black)

EYE LINER: Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof eyeliner (Black)

LIPS: MAC PatentPolish Lip Pencil (My Flip Side)

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