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January Faves 2017

Well January flew by! I had an amazing first month and look forward to the year ahead. I have an oldie in my faves…I cannot get enough of the Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer. They changed the formula ::insert crying emoji:: and I’m going to cut this tube open and finish every last drop until I find a proper replacement. Back to square one looking for an under eye concealer. Here are my faves from January:


If you have followed me on social media you know I’m a planner addict. While this isn’t my main planner, I am loving the Erin Condren Life Planner (currently 30% off); custom cover from Stylish Planners on etsy (how cute is this?). I chose the vertical neutral to try and I love the layout. Beautiful white and gold luxe gel pen from Cloth + Paper.

This BECCA First Light Primer, though? Every day I use it. It’s a winnerrrrrr. Thankful to BECCA and Influenster for the amazing BECCA Vox Box to review. Finally finished my beloved Mary Kay CC Cream (don’t judge me LOL) and decided to try this NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint…love it. I was concerned with my dry skin the matte formula but it is moisturizing and dries to a nice matte finish. Daily staple. Both formulas work well together too. 

Gifted was this rose gold marble case from my daughter, Taylor. It’s so pretty and is perfect for my new rose gold iPhone 7.

Do we have any favorites in common? See you on Instagram. xoxo, Posh

Thank you, 2016!

2016 was a fluid year for me. I finessed the hardships and I’m at the beginning of 2017 feeling stronger than ever. For the first time I didn’t mope through my roadblocks; I felt how I needed to feel and dealt with them how I felt I needed to. Complete ownership. 

Financially, I pulled my head out of the sand and faced the reality from my divorce. No longer angry with my ex for not paying alimony and child support but instead focused on making things happen. Grateful that I can and for the connections I’ve made to make it possible.

I’m ready to receive love. In 2016 I was broken and didn’t trust it. If I have a chance at love this year I’m going all in–completely vulnerable–and privately. Not everyone is rooting for me, and I was reminded that sometimes that includes family.

My biggest prayer and goal came through in December and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I am in a place where I can say I deserve all the beautiful things ahead for me. That’s growth. I’ll continue to work on me and mind my business. Because life will continue to bring its lessons. But God.

My little word for 2017? Thrive. 

Cheers to a 2017 full of love and fulfilled promises. xx

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup

Yussssssss.

IT Cosmetics, Bye Bye Makeup, Beauty, skin care

 

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Pros:

  • a little goes a long way
  • no scent (and you know I am super sensitive to smells)
  • generous amount in jar
  • non-greasy
  • actually removes makeup
  • Paraben free (good for all skin types)

I have no Cons.

How did I use it?  First, I removed mascara and eyeliner with eye makeup remover/makeup wipes.  Then I took about a dime size amount and rub it in my skin and wiped off with a warm wash cloth (turning over to get all off).  No left over residue.  I love it.  I am gong to dry the balm by Dyptique and see how they compare. I received this product as a gift.

Click here to learn more.  Let me know if you’ve tried this and your thoughts. xo, Posh

 

New Makeup Storage

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After eyeballing these storage cubes on Instagram for what seems like forever, I finally went ahead and ordered one.  Receiving an Amazon Gift Card helped soften the blow a bit, too.  I read many reviews from many different brand and I just knew I could find one for under $200.  I refused to spend a lot of money on this.  My patience paid off, this Beautify Extra Large Acrylic Cosmetic Makeup Cube was on Amazon on sale for $79. So. I threw my cares to the wind and bought it.

It came in a box, shrink wrapped, with styrofoam all around it, wrapped in bubble wrap, in another box.  They definitely cared that I got it in perfect shape. Much appreciated.  When I finally got that unpacked…it’s HUGE y’all.  H U G E.  One hinged top and 5 generous drawers. I was so excited; I set it up in my bathroom on my bookshelf.  Then I got overwhelmed…true…I fell asleep looking at how others stuffed–I mean organized theirs.  I tried mimicking some that I saw but I wasn’t happy.  I hated my lipsticks in there and I realized I have to make it work for me and my needs.  Then…I was able to organize. I purged too; tossed what I haven’t used or missed. Total Konmari, Marie Kondo would be proud.acrylic makeup cube, makeup storage, makeup vanity

Here she is…I left the top empty.  I am virgoing. Virgo likes to plan ahead and I plan to save it for some reason (unknown by me right now).  Second drawer: clean and brand new brushes. Third drawer: single pot and quad eyeshadows. Fourth drawer: Nude eyeshadow palettes. Fifth drawer: Fun eyeshadow palettes and eyeliners. Sixth drawer: bronzers, blushes, powders, primers, concealers and mascara.  I absolutely love this thing.  How do you organize your makeup?

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Want one? You’re welcome. xo, Pascha

 

IT Cosmetics™ Color-Infused Skincare

How exciting! IT Cosmetics now available at Sephora. I’m personally pleased because I am not an Ulta fan. I’ve also grown to love some of their products.

Check out the box I received (thank you, IT Cosmetics) of the IT Cosmetics™ Color-Infused Skincare™ line. I can’t wait to try everything and share with you my hits and misses; nine exclusives, developed with leading plastic surgeons that promise to give me life-changing results. ::praise hands::

Check IT out here:

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin™ CC+™ Skin-Perfecting Brush #702; $48

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin™ Bye Bye Pores™ Powder Brush #701; $58

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer; $24

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup™ 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm; $38

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum™ Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle-Smoothing Miracle Concentrate; $58

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream™ Smooths, Brightens, Depuffs; $48

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer™ Oil-Free Poreless Skin-Perfecting Serum Primer; $38

IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour™ Super Smart Skin-Perfecting Beauty Fluid SPF 50+; $38

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment; $24

xo, Pascha 

August Favorites

August was a no-buy month for me but I was lucky to have happy mail from friends and shopped my stash.  Some new, some old that I reunited with and I legit grabbed for these things almost daily (except the red liquid lipstick; I received that toward the end of August but I love this lippie).  Deets below and as always ask any questions in the comments.

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HA!  At the very top is my wrap cap; I wrap it around my hair in the morning after I have burned it into submission with my flat iron to keep it neat until I leave out for the day.

Next is my travel knots with striped beads.  Blacks and white striped beads. I heart Nikki and her shop. Shop it here.

Custom stickers of myself!  Duh…I absolutely adore and the creator is one of my best planner friends.  Want your own?  Shop here.

Diptyque‘s Nourishing Lip Balm. Worth every single penny.  It has a pleasant slight rose scent.  Normally I am funny about scents but this one is so faint and pleasing.

A great nude lipstick from Glo Girl Cosmetics in the shade Camel Toe.  I know…the name leaves a lot to be desired but it is what it is.  LOL. It is matte without drying my lips.  Big win.  I picked it up at the Atlanta Beauty Show a few months ago.

Diptyque sent samples with my order of course and I am not normally a floral scents gal, but I love Olène (Wisteria, Narcissus, Jasmine and Honeysuckle.)

The Lip Bar‘s liquid lipstick in Bawse Lady. Another great gift from my girlfriend Njeri. I am a blessed beauty junkie!

Maybelline’s Master Precise Curvy Liquid Liner.  Love, love the curvy applicator tip. CVS.

I walked with this set of fine point gel pens from MAMBI since I received them from my planner friend, Akilah.  They are great. I need another set to hoard. Seen at Hobby Lobby.

If you’ve read this far (thank you for hanging in there) you think this is just a ruler, right?  Wrong.  It’s my ruler.  Every time I borrowed one in the house the owner would remind me that it wasn’t mine (kids!) BUT, now I have my own. It’s the little things. Walmart.

MAC‘s Transparent Finishing Powder.  Game changer for me when setting my underage concealer.  And how pretty is this LE Chris Chang packaging?  Adore.

Lastly…my beautiful, black kodiak traveler’s notebook handmade by Terri Bradley over at Speckled Fawns. It holds my multiple daily notebooks and I just love it.

Comments, questions?  Leave a comment.  xo, Pascha

 

Day 2: ABH Trust Issues

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Day 2…I’m rocking Anastasia Beverly Hills in Trust Issues lined with MAC’s Plum lip liner. Hate the name but loving this color on me. This shade works for all seasons. The formula dries to a matte without drying my lips. I must say it is messy coming out the tube–enough for me to notice. Anastasia Beverly Hills, Trust Issues, lipstick, beauty

30 Days of Lips? Let’s See. Day 1.

Happy September! It’s no secret if you have been following me for a while, I love September. It’s my birth month and I am so excited for another year.

I’ve been wanting to do a month of lips and I decided to give it a go…starting today.The Lip Bar, Bawse Lady, lipstick, beauty bloggerDay 1 is a liquid lipstick named Bawse Lady from The Lip Bar. My girlfriend Njeri sent this beautiful red lippie to me. The Lip Bar first launched some years ago so the brand is not new to me and I love the brand. Vegan lippies with cute packaging and fun named shades. The Lip Bar, Bawse Lady, lipstick, beauty bloggerThe rundown. Dries to an ultra matte without drying out my lips. It lasted longer than I wanted it to…LOL…I wiped it off so I can eat.  Grateful to my GF for sending it to me and I would definitely recommend the brand. See you tomorrow…Posh

it SUPERHERO Palette

Note:  I received these items from it Cosmetics.  I am not a brand rep but I am grateful for the goodies because I would not have tried this brand otherwise.  You already know…I form my own opinion.

Received: The new it SUPERHERO palette, a dual ended brush and a makeup bag. I used the eyeshadow for 2 weeks, the brush(es) for about a week and the makeup bag every day.

First thoughts:  Super thrilled to have this palette in my collection.  Beautiful, beautiful neutral shades! Gorgeous makeup bag and what makeup junkie doesn’t love a new makeup brush …or two?

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The palette: The shadows feel like buttah.  Minimal fall-out, great color payoff.  I love how they grouped the palette into sections; the top row are 3 eyeshadow foundations (I used as eyebrow highlighters).  The bottom has 1 set of 3 nude eyeshadows, 1 set of 3 neutral eyeshadows and 1 set of 3 liners.  I really like how they organized the palette. Shadow has “anti-aging collagen, silk, peptides & antioxidants.”

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The brush(es):  Soft but firm.  No complaints.

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The makeup bag:  Adorable.  It’s black and cute.  Done deal. LOL

Dislikes?  The blue liner.

Overall:  A great addition to your neutral eyeshadow collection.

Do you love this brand, do you already have this palette?

Video: August Planner Set-Up

Hello!  As promised here: Planner Love: Gillio Amica, I have uploaded a video set-up of my planner.  Thumbs up if you like it and thanks for watching in advance. xo, Pasch.