Category Archives: PRODUCT REVIEW

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Good morning Beauties,

Today I wanted to share a beauty product that I’ve recently tried and am loving!  If you’re anything like me and do not clean your makeup brushes every day (I clean mine weekly) finding a brush to apply your foundation daily without a ton of product buildup can be tough. I know all about this struggle! From the standard flat foundation brushes to the round flat foundation brushes, the product buildup in the brushes just makes the application process thick and not at all smoothe. That’s what lead me to Walgreens in search of something else. 

And because Walgreens never disappoints me, that’s where I came across the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. The #1 branded makeup sponge!

  
I hadn’t previously tried a product like this so I was anxious to see if I experienced the same thing.  I am so excited to say that despite applying my foundation every day for a week without cleaning the sponge, my application process does not at all feel thick or cakey with this product. It’s also super easy to clean. I just use soap and warm water.

Although I primarily use this product to apply/blend my foundation, you can also use it to highlight & contour.

  
The flat edge side also works really well for perfecting. 

   
 
I am seriously loving this product! Of course I have a demo for you. If you’re interested in seeing how I use the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge click here

XOXO

~TJ

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April curlBOX Review & Demo

Happy Monday luvs!

Today I’ve got a product revie and demo of the April curlBOX products. So, this month I reviewed some new products by Design Essentials. They were all from the Almond & Avocado line.

  
I haven’t tried many products by this brand so I was super excited to give these a try. Check out my product review and demo here

XOXO

~TJ

Alikay Twist Out

Hey lovelies!

Last month I had the pleasure of shopping the curlBOX office at their holiday party. Two of the products I snatched up were these products from the Aalikay Naturals line

  
I had never tried this brand before so I was excited to have them gifted to me.

This weekend I decided to give them both a try. I used the Honey And Sage Deep Conditioner to both cleanse and condition my hair. 

  
Let me just say, this stuff right here is amazing! The thing that really won me over with this product is that when I was done and my hair was soaking wet, I went to squeeze my hair of the excess water and there was nothing, NOTHING!! My hair had soaked up all of the water! Talk about moisture retention! I have never had a product allow my hair to do that.

Once my hair was clean and conditioned I applied the Moisture Rich Hair Parfait to set my twist out and hopefully seal in all that water.

  
This product is nice and thick! I applied it to all of my hair and twisted it

  
In the morning my hair was FULL of moisture, and the definition was everything!

   
  I have no idea what took me so long to try this product line, but I will definitely be trying more.
That’s it for now.

XOXO,

~TJ

November curlBOX Test Drive

Hi luvs!

So this weekend I decided to take my November curlBOX products for a test drive.

  
Super excited to play with some all new Cantu products, I dove in. I started by using the Co-Wash to cleanse my hair. Next I applied the Dry Deny to my hair which is suppose to help lock in moisture. Then I applied the Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream using the shingling method to help my curls pop. Lastly I applied the Wave Whip Curling Mousse. That did something very unexpected. It turned my hair white!

   
 
I was a bit concerned about this. However, once my hair dried I ended up with the softest curls ever! Look at these curls.

   
 
Not that I doubted it but curlBOX came through again with some amazing products. If you’re not subscribed GET ON THE LIST
XOXO

~TJ

SCANDA-LICIOUS

Hi lovelies!

So….yesterday was all kinds of awesome.  From the voluptuous braid out to the major pop on my lips.  I was totally feeling the entire look.  It was appreciated by a lot of my social family and so I wanted to give you guys the deets on this amazing look!

  
First, the hair.  Oh, the hair.  This look was achieved using products from the Creme of Nature Argan Oil from Morocco line.  What products exactly? Well…these:

  1. Pure-licious Co-wash
  2. Butter-licious Curls Curl Hydrating Creme
  3. Twirling Custard Curl Styling Gel
  4. 100% Pure Argan Oil

Together these products gave me this super moisturized elongated braid out!

  
I absolutely adore this complete line of products.  There will definitely be more styles to come using this line.

Now…the beat…specifically the lips.  This lippie got so much love yesterday.  So, here’s what I used

  1. Jordan Blue Devine Pencil (which is really an eye liner but worked perfectly on my lips)
  2. NYX Cosmetics Wicked Lipstick in the color Scandalous

   

 
This combination was EVERYTHING!

Well…that’s it for now. Until next time lovelies

XOXO

~TJ