Sep 19, 2014

Soap And Glory Smoothie Star Body Buttercream Review

Let me just come out and say it...I LOVE Soap & Glory's Smoothie Star Body Buttercream (RRP $22 / USD $22)! It's everything it says it is! It's pistachio. It's almond. It's vanilla. It smells heavenly! Think angels! Think how babies smell! Well, when they smell good. HaHaHa Put your nose against your skin and inhale. It's that good. This body buttercream is almond (beige) in color, creamy, lightly whipped and feels really good to skin. It's moisturizing, but not heavy, greasy, or sticky. Your skin will feel so soft afterwards. It's a great CLEAN smelling scent! So, this get's a Super Sweet rating from me. I put it on a pedestal, like Sugar Crush! Here are my reviews (so far) on other body butters by Soap & Glory (Sugar Crush, The Righteous Butter, Butter Yourself, Orangeasm) and my continuous Soap and Glory Review Series. UPDATE: You can now purchase The Breakfast Scrub at Sephora...yaaaay! I'll have a cute giveaway for you guys Monday! Have A Heavenly Weekend!

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  Soap And Glory's Smoothie Star Body Buttercream is Super Sweet.

Sep 17, 2014

Sephora Perfect Pink Brush Set Review

Brush...Brush...Here! Brush...Brush...There! And A Couple Of Fa-La-La's! Ha Ha Ha You guys have to excuse my delirium. I was up early yesterday, waiting to see Anya Hindmarch's SS15 Handbag Collection (yeah, LONDON time 6hrs+...Thanks Kizzy for talking to me on Twitter). I always look forward to her collection during London Fashion Week. It was sticker fun, back-to-school-cool heaven, but I'm still smitten with her popular "cereal" collection. I think I would walk around, toting a Tony The Tiger bag at 80 years old. HaHaHa Anya makes me want to be a handbag designer (second career). I have so many ideas. But anyway, let's talk brushes...
I recently purchased a makeup brush set from Sephora, called The Perfect Pink Brush Set and I'm super impressed with it! Some makeup brushes/handles are too long or too short, but these are a happy medium for me. It's considered travel size, but they're a little larger than that. The handles of the brushes, remind me of those hard Jolly Rancher candies (only pink). Each brush comes individually wrapped when you receive them and in a soft-pink, quilted, zippered case. Each brush is engraved with the type of brush it is (powder, angled, brow etc.) and SEPHORA on the opposite side. Each brush is a nice weight and most importantly have super soft bristles. The inside of the case contains a see-through pouch that can be removed (velcro), and that you can put your makeup in. They did a great job on the outside of the case, but I wish they would've put a little bit more oomph on the inside. But overall, it's a really nice set. So, those are my thoughts! Purchasing items like this online can be super tricky, because you can't feel the bristles of the brushes. So I thought I would do a review for you. Trust me, I've purchased some messed up make-up brushes online! You know the ones! The bristles fall out or better yet stick to your face & lips while applying makeup and while trying to wipe them  blow them off your face. You end up removing all your makeup while doing so. DRAMA! But this one passes the Kimmy test :) Have A Great Wednesday!

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  Sephora's Perfect Pink Brus Set is Sweet.

Sep 15, 2014

Forever Chic by Tish Jett: Frenchwomen's Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style and Substance Book Review

Striped Tees...Ballet Flats…Designer Handbags…Beautiful Sunglasses…These are just some of the classic things that come to mind, when we think of Frenchwomen. I just finished reading ForeverChic: Frenchwomen’s Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style and Substance by TishJett and there’s definitely a whole lot more that makes French women so chic! I really enjoyed reading this book. Tish Jett did a fabulous job interviewing French women and doctors, suggesting beauty products and overall giving you a close-up view as to how French women think and live. This book was formulated for a mature age group, but I think it would be beneficial to all women. It makes you look at things differently and evaluate your life. This book is far from shallow. It gets deep and specific. I generalized it for you below, but this book offers so much more. Here are 12 lessons I learned from reading this book.

Lesson #1 YOU are Priority #1! YOU are your own best investment!
Life gets hectic, crazy and busy, but always make YOUrself a priority. If you don’t take care of yourself, how can you help others?
Lesson #2 Get Organized! Be Disciplined!
Discipline + Organization will help eliminate: wasted time, stress, chaos and confusion.
Lesson #3 Au Natural
‘Naturel is the mantra of Frenchwomen. They want their hair, their skin, their makeup, their figures, their style, their comportment, and their confidence to appear ever and always naturel – an extension of who they [actually] are.’

Coco Chanel “I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny.”

Lesson #4 Clothes
French women believe their clothes (style) should look ‘natural chic’. What they wear shouldn’t look ‘stilted, contrived, or consciously put together’, or ‘that a great deal of effort went into pulling together their looks.’ ‘Pulling together a workable, elegant wardrobe will dispel time-wasting panic attacks and as a result, bring you new self-assurance.’ Take pride in how you look every single day! ‘No one is invisible!’ Whether you’re at home, going to the store, headed to work etc. Frenchwomen have ‘too much self-respect and self-esteem to be unconcerned with [their] appearance. ‘You must begin with [a] wardrobe assessment, rejection, deconstruction, and reconstruction. Harsh decisions must be made. Emotional attachments must be resolved.’ ‘Does your wardrobe function? Is it [YOU]?’ Take good care of your clothes (seamstress, dry cleaning, laundering). French women know what works for them! They know their body type! Buy what works for YOU, not what looks good on someone else. When buying clothes, think of them as investment pieces! Buy clothes that will pair well with other clothes in your closet. “Frenchwomen “recast” their favorite pieces. They mix ‘the old with the new or the old with the old in new ways.’ Buy designer pieces on sale or through consignment shops. “Chic is an eclectic mix of high and low, new and old, scrambled together to reflect a woman’s personality. Chic does not come from an overflowing closet, bursting with big name labels.” Also, getting dressed should not be a chore. It should be pleasing. “Frenchwomen build ‘their wardrobes upon a foundation of neutrals. A solid foundation is neutral. With neutrals, a woman can always pull something out of the closet and pull herself together without hysteria in record time. Everything goes together naturally. No mess, no stress. Color can come from a shoe, handbag, jewelry, scarf (accessories) or even mixing a neutral with a color.

Karl Lagerfeld “Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.”

Lesson #5  Don’t Draw Attention To Your Negatives!
Stop asking your husband or companion if your derriere is big etc. “Why would you [draw attention to] point out anything negative?” Accentuate and focus on your positives. ‘A Frenchwoman knows her strengths, conceals her weaknesses.’

Lesson #6 Beauty & Self Confidence
Beautifying yourself should not be a daunting task! It shouldn’t be looked at as a chore. It should be pleasurable. ‘Frenchwomen do not see the process of caring for themselves as an onus; It is their pleasure to pamper and primp’. ‘Don’t you feel better after a pedicure, a facial, a great haircut, when you wear divine underpinnings, spritz on your favorite perfume? Frenchwomen understand this intrinsically.’‘Taking care of oneself is what builds…CONFIDENCE’. ‘Self-pampering is something you deserve’. ‘The rewards are immediate.’ ‘Daily skin maintenance regimes (skin, hair, body care) [is] a woman’s investment in herself…the best investment she can make.’ ‘Confidence is constructed over time. First you must BELIEVE you are exceptional, youthful, stunning, and interesting. Emphasize the POSITIVE.’ It’s ok to concentrate on your face, but ‘not one millimeter of their [Frenchwomen] skin is neglected.’ Frenchwomen believe, beauty is from face to feet! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Argan Oil and Sweet Almond Oil is widely used! Sun protection is key! Be sure to put sunscreen on your hands (prevent aging). Get sleep! ‘Sleep rejuvenates not only the soul, but also the body.’ The French believe in MEDICAL pedicures, instead of regular pedicures.

The Magic Equation / Effort + Discipline = Major Rewards

Lesson #7 Simplicity
French women ‘appreciate the beauty of simplicity, and they understand that the essence of luxury is always QUALITY over QUANTITY’.

Lesson #8 Dermatologist
Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist annually, just as you would a gynecological or mammogram exam. It’s often covered by insurance. A dermatologist can tell you if you have oily, combination, dry or normal skin. They can tell you exactly what products to use to benefit your skin (instead of you guessing and spending unnecessary money). A yearly visit is important, because your skin changes as you age. They can adjust what you’re using. Remember, nothing will look good, if you don’t have an “impeccable canvas”.

Lesson #9 Hair
Frenchwomen ‘spend serious money on their hair, which they consider an essential investment.’ It’s important to get a really good style, hair cut and color. It will save you from bad hair days and frustration.

Lesson #10 Culture and Personal Enrichment
Patronize local museums, galleries and the arts (ballet, opera and symphonies). Travel locally and abroad. Read the latest books. Take a class (painting, photography etc). Learn a second language. Take long walks. Spend quality time with family.

Lesson #11 – Food, Diet and Exercise
Diet’s are too time consuming and exhausting! Be mindful of what you eat and move. ‘Food is not the enemy!’ ‘Overindulgence and thoughtless eating are the enemies.’ Prepare food in the kitchen. Delicious and nutritious meals help successfully maintain weight. Fresh produce! Shop at local markets! Choose seasonal fruit over sugary confections. Vegetables, soups, fruit and fish! Natural…NO processed foods. To overcome impulses, Dr. Lamboley suggests ‘immediately doing something for twelve minutes, like polishing your nails, or making a phone call’ before indulging into something caloric. Eat yogurt for dessert! Get moving: yoga, tai-chi, bicycling, walk to your favorite places, swim, aqua gym classes, take a sports-related vacation.

Lesson #12 Embrace Each Birthday
Don’t dread your birthday! Frenchwomen “see the day as an excuse for a celebration of a life well lived, full of experience and adventure.”
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  Forever Chic by Tish Jett is Sweet.

credit: all quotes are from Tish Jett's Book, Forever Chic: Frenchwomen's Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style and Substance

Sep 12, 2014

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream Review & Swatches

Lipstick? No. Lipgloss? No. NYX's Soft Matte Lip Creams are truly the best of BOTH worlds. Hate super shiny & sticky lip glosses? Hate the heaviness of a lipstick? Well this is TRULY the in-between product we've all been waiting for. I picked these two up from ULTA ($5.99) and I'm going back for more (22 shades). Anyone that doesn't like MATTE lipstick, may not like this. But for me it felt good to the lips and wasn't chalky or sahara dry. While I was out shopping, I received THREE compliments on Antwerp (the pink I'm wearing below), from different aged women. They loved the color! That made me feel FANCY!!! HaHaHa I started singing the Charli XCX (she's from the UK) verse from Iggy Azalea's song 'Fancy'...I'm So Fancy! LOL The video is so funny. Anyone that loves the movie Clueless will have a good laugh. Have you ever seen my real-life, dress like Cher from Clueless moment? Tartan and Stripes! LOL Have A Great Weekend! >.<

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  NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Creams are Sweet.

Sep 10, 2014

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Nail Lacquer Review

Oh, WHERE do I start!?! The packaging for Christian Louboutin's Rouge Louboutin Nail Lacquer ($50 USD) will have you singing Naughty Girl by Beyonce (I'm feeling SEXY), but the nail lacquer will have both YOU and your pocketbook seeing RED! HaHaHa Let me say this! YOU REALLY DO NOT NEED this polish, unless you're a collector of unique beauty packaging (my hobby) or own a collection of Christian Louboutin heels that are prominently displayed in your closet. This red nail lacquer is not worth $50. It's a pretty, one-coat, glossy & shiny red, that mimics the red on the bottom of his famous heels, but you can find other nail lacquers that can do the same (and better). The wear time for Rouge Louboutin before chipping is about 4 days.

I'm about to ripppp Christian Louboutin a new one and I hate to, because I love him to pieces (but everyone that knows me, KNOWS I don't kiss ass no matter who you are)! I believe in tough LOVE! Go out and buy yourself a bottle of Sinful Colors Go Go Girl red polish ($1.98 regular price and .99 on sale) Oh no you didn't Kim!!! Oh YES I did!!! You will thank me and I just saved you over $48 + shipping + tax! See my gif below!!! The only thing you'll have to do is use 2 coats of Go Go Girl! Not a thrifty??? Ok. Purchase Butter London's Come To Bed Red ($15). It's even better and has a sexy name! LOL

{answer: sinful colors go go girl is the top nail (gif) // rouge louboutin is the botton nail (gif)}

The packaging for Rouge Louboutin is true Christian Louboutin! Sexy...Erotic...Thrilling...A Puzzle...Deep! The nail polish handle mimics his popular stiletto heel in appearance, which cannot be removed while applying the polish. I thought it would be difficult applying the polish or heavy, but it really wasn't. You'll want to hold the handle by it's lower base to apply the polish. The handle reminds me of two things: 1. A Fine Art Painting Brush (and your nails are the canvas!)- when it's in your hand, you feel like you're about to paint a masterpiece painting (only you're painting your nails) 2. A Feather Ink Pen That You Dip In A Glass Bottle Of Ink (but your dipping into nail lacquer) - you know the one's that were used to write all important documents in history such as The United States Constitution etc. (again you're painting your nails).

I'm all for ambiance, allure and seduction, but when the FINAL result is just average nails, all the ambiance goes to shit! LOL It has a gorgeous ruby red and black gemstone base, but that's about it. It's not even scented! So if you want that luxe feel and experience every time you paint your it! But don't expect angels to come down and sing hallelujah once you're done! ONE bottle is enough for me and my wallet! Unless Louboutin wants to come out with a nail lacquer that's topped with icing and cake or collaborates with Laduree and has an eclair as the base, he won't be seeing any more of my money. I mean, there's no Swarovski crystals or anything! LOL This could've been BIG! Whoever marketed this, c'mon! I don't have a marketing degree (just a science girl), but I would've added a stiletto lipstick to go along with this or something! They may have gotten everyone to buy it the first time around, but they won't be getting repeat buyers. I like this, but I don't love it. If you see any company come out with sweet theme pastry designed nail lacquer bottles, they stole the idea from me! You heard it here first my friends! HaHaHa Those are my rants thoughts :) Tell me yours! Happy Hump Day And All That Jazz! :P

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  Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin is Bittersweet.