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Beyoncé x #LEMONADE

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Hey, dears! Let us just get right into it because you guys all know that I’m a Beyoncé stan. I am definitely a member of the Beyhive. So it’s no surprise that I’m about to talk about #LEMONADE. Now in case you live in a box with no access to the outside world, let me tell you what the hell #LEMONADE is. It is the SECOND visual album that Beyonce dropped out of nowhere. This woman knows how to make headlines! But again, no surprise.

At first, the album was only available via Tidal. Now, it’s available on iTunes and Amazon.  However, people have been sharing the whole thing via social media, specifically Facebook. When I mean the whole thing, I mean the VISUAL part. Now, if you want the tracks you may wanna check out Tidal, iTunes, Amazon… or some other sneaky method if you have one.

A big difference between her 2 visual albums is the layout and content. As oppose to “Beyonce” album, “Lemonade” is a whole story in one basically. It flows from one song to another into an hour long masterpiece. Also, this new album is basically about infidelity. There are some other topics hidden in the story, such as Black power and women power, but it’s mainly about infidelity. The stages of it. The emotions. The roller coaster. The best thing is that it’s all coming from a woman’s standpoint which makes it super relatable. Let’s be honest, every woman has been heartbroken so they’ll be able to relate to this album. Whether it’s a song or the whole album, it’s relatable.

I would honestly have to say this is probably the most artistic album Beyonce has ever done. Her last one was pretty creative but this one had deeper meaning all across the board! So if you want to be stimulated mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, WATCH IT. I’ve shared it on my Facebook so go take a look!

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Hit or Miss: HASK Keratin Smoothing Hair Care Collection

Hey, dolls! So, I recently joined Brand Backer which is basically a website that connects you to other brands who are looking for publicity via video or blog post. In exchange, you get free samples or sometimes money. I signed up for the HASK Keratin Line campaign and I got accepted! I received the whole collection complimentary, but all these opinions are my own as always! So, let’s jump in…

The HASK Keratin Smoothing Hair Care Collection is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors. I’m very specific about using sulfate free products on my hair because sulfate basically strips your hair of everything good. The collection is also meant to soften and renew.  The description reads, “Keratin Protein is the stuff your hair, skin and nails are made of— no wonder it’s so powerful and restorative for your hair. Keratin revives, restores, calms and strengthens parched, frizzy locks—wiping out the effects of heat, humidity and over-styling (basically helping your hair look and feel its best).”

I’ve always wanted to use a keratin based product on my hair because keratin is a protein used to strengthen your hair. My hair has been pretty damn weak and dry lately and I needed some type of remedy for it. This was the perfect opportunity to try something to fix it! The collection includes a shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, and a smoothing shine treatment. My normal routine is to wash and condition, blow-dry, and then flat iron. The reason I take the extra step to flat iron my hair after blow-drying is because if I leave it alone after blow-drying it is FRIZZ CENTRAL. It’s puffy, frizzy, and even sometimes dry. I always have to take that extra step unless I’m doing my hair professionally.

I tried all the products together, one after the other and I was left AMAZED. First off, it definitely took less time to blow dry my hair once I was out the shower. Second, my hair was super soft and not frizzy at all. Third, I DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO FLAT IRON MY HAIR! Yes, I completely skipped the flat iron step! I couldn’t even believe it. After blow-drying, my hair was straight, voluminous, soft, and luscious. I couldn’t ask for more! The whole system made my hair feel undoubtedly more healthy. The deep conditioner was the secret to why my hair was so easy and fast to blow-dry. The smoothing shine treatment gave my hair incredible shine and allowed my hair to stay fabulous longer. I haven’t found a product that makes my hair feel this good since the L’oreal Total Repair 5 Hair System. To be honest, I much prefer this system! I’ve never used anything like and have seen results so quickly.

This HIT is definitely a must have. I recommend this to anyone who has dry, damaged, over-processed, frizzy hair. To learn more about the system and what it can do for your hair check it out here.

*This is a sponsored post*

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Nicole Guerriero Launches Skin Care Line

Hi all! So yes, the big news it out! My #1 beauty vlogger, Nicole Guerriero, has launched her very own skincare line called BEST DAMN BEAUTY! It’s such a fitting name for a boss chick like her ;)! Some people thought she was pregnant, which I don’t know how that makes any sense – but I digress. So far, the line includes an oil and a face spray. She says that she’ll be releasing 2 new products every month and I can’t wait for her other products to come out! Nicole and I are both oily monsters who have resilient skin so I’m excited to try her stuff out and perhaps find my new skincare holy grail!

Anyway, if you darlings want to learn more about it then check out her video!

Congrats Nicole! I’m incredibly proud and happy for you xxx

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Hit or Miss: Blendercleanser Solid

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Hello!! We’re just gonna jump in today because this product is AMAZING!

For all of you who have been washing your brushes with shampoo, baby products, EVOO, or antibacterial soap, STOP RIGHT NOW! I used to wash my brushes with Dawn soap mixed with some EVOO. It would take me about 20-30 minutes to wash my makeup tools because sometimes not all the gunk would be taken out of them in one shot. It was annoying but it had to be done unless I wanted a zit in the morning!

The first time I used this product on my makeup tools, I fell in love immediately! This soap works amazing and fast! I just swirl my brush in the soap then swirl it on the grid under the running water for literally 20 seconds, then VOILA! The brush is clean. There is no residue, no extra gunk, nothing! It is spotless. I used it to clean my black beauty blender and it looked as if I first bought it! I’ve never gotten a beauty blender so clean in my life! There would always be a permanent spot or something. After I used the solid cleanser, my beauty blender was pure BLACK! My brushes look and feel new! It’s only $16! So needless to say, THIS IS A HIT GO BUY IT NOW!

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Beyonce’s VMA 2014 Performance

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I know this is a rather late post but I have NEVER been more moved by an award show performance in my life! I know millions and millions expected Beyonce’s performance to be amazing as usual but it was definitely MORE than that! I got chills!

This woman won the Video Vanguard Award this year and she COMPLETELY deserves it. She has worked incredibly hard. In tonight’s performance, I could literally feel the passion that she has for her craft through my damn TV. That is so rare. It was incredibly emotional. She is an amazing performer and many will tweet & talk crap about how every one is being dramatic – but regardless she is an AMAZING PERFORMER. She stole the show! It was as if it was her own concert! Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Ariana Grande, etc – they were are her openers! It was the BeyMAs, literally. TWITTER WAS BOOMING and I was a part of that BOOM in every way!

When she accepted her award, it was probably the most touching moment I’ve seen on TV. Her husband, Jay Z, and daughter, Blue Ivy, came up on stage to be with her. Jay Z even called her “greatest entertainer in the world,” meanwhile Blue Blue was saying “Yay, mommy!” PRICELESS.

CONGRATS TO BEYONCE FOR WINNING VIDEO VANGUARD OF THE YEAR. She deserves it!

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Rest In Peace Robin Williams

I rarely ever do this unless the person who has passed was a huge deal TO ME. I have to say Robin Williams was, in fact, such a person. I grew up watching Robin Williams. I was always watching his movies -whether it was Aladdin, Mrs.Doubtfire, Jumanji, Patch Adams, Jack, etc. It greatly saddens me and I’m still stunned that this has happened. Ironically, I found out while I was watching Mrs. Doubtfire. Just last week I was watching Jumanji.  Allegedly he died of a suicide but I’m NOT confirming that because this news is so fresh.

Either way I’d like to dedicate this post to him. He was amazing actor and he did his craft extraordinarily well. He will be missed.

Here are some photos from my favorite Robin Williams movies…

Aladdin

Jack

Hook

Mrs. Doubtfire

Patch Adams

Jumanji

The Birdcage

Popeye

Flubber

Good Will Hunting

Night at the Museum

One Hour Photo

Death to Smoochy

Dead Poet’s Society

R.I.P Robin Williams

“Our job is improving the quality of life not just delaying death.” – Patch Adams in Patch Adams

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Hit or Miss: Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Concealer

It’s Monday beauties so it’s time for Hit or Miss. According to last week’s poll, the results were tied. It was either a makeup or haircare post. I went with a makeup product because I JUST HAD TO TALK ABOUT THIS PRODUCT! So, here we go. I bought the Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Concealer in the shade Tan about a 2 and a half months ago and let me tell you, I LOVE IT! I’ll tell you right now it’s a HIT. Why, you may ask? I’ll tell you why!

This concealer is SUPER, SUPER, SUPERRRRRRR BLENDABLE! I always apply it with my beauty blender and it just looks FLAWLESS! I’m sure your fingers would work just as well. It’s a full coverage concealer and it’s WATERPROOF! I’ve tested it. Usually, I’m not a fan of stick concealers but in all honesty I won’t go back to any other concealer after using this concealer. I bought it at Sephora for $22. I know that’s a little pricy for a stick of concealer but seriously IT’S WORTH EVERY PENNY! You KNOW I wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t true. I’m all about saving money when it comes to makeup. You won’t see me spending $35 on no lipstick unless it was made with pure gold BUT I fell in loveeeee with it when I tried it. I’d definitely recommend it to ANYONE!

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