The new Kim Kardashian emoji app is so dope! There's really no other word to describe it. A lot of the emojis and stickers feature her body (which is awesome), but most of them just cater to dope chicks who love fashion, makeup, and other cute shit. It's currently the #1 app worldwide and it shut down the app store. Say what you want about Kim but she definitely knows how to get that check and stay relevant. Search "Kim Oji" in the app store and download for just $1.99.
First, let me just say that I love this bag! It's one of my favorites in a long time. So here's what I received:
1. Brazilian Keratin Deep Conditioning Treatment by Novex Haircare
2. Liquid Gossamer (liquid luminizer) by Jelly Pong Pong
3. Full Exposure Mascara by Smashbox
4. Eye Shadow (Carnival) by INSPR Beauty
5. Mini Matte Lip Crayon by tre'StiQue
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If you follow me on Snapchat or know me in real life you know that recently I've become absolutely obsessed with press on nails. Now I'm the chick that has had acrylic tips regularly since high school and can only count about 4 or 5 times that I didn't have tips on (manicures just don't do it for me). But now I find myself annoyed with the whole process of finding and keeping a consistently good nail tech who isn't always busy when you need her the most. So I needed a quick solution for my mom's wedding a couple weeks ago and I found myself taking a trip to Rite Aid and copping some Kiss french tips. I remember when I was younger, me and my sister used to beg my mom on every trip to buy us a pack that we would split. They used to have the cutest designs (or at least I thought they were cute back then). So I started thinking then I hit up google and found that press on nails are not what they used to be. A lot of them are now designed the way you would expect your city's best nail tech to for a fraction of the price, minus the hassle, and most importantly the damage to your nails that acrylic does. I probably will get back to acrylic tips eventually but for now I'm riding this press on nail train til the wheels fall off (don't judge me!).
1. Gel Effect Nail Polish (Inky Dinky) by AURORA
2. Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick by theBalm Cosmetics
3. Fragrance Free Hand and Body Lotion by Beauty Without Cruelty
4. Pretty Eyes eyeliner by Skone Cosmetics
5. Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum by Nourish Organic
I loved this month's bag as well as my bags for August and September. If you're subscribed comment below what you received in your bag because I'm nosey. And remember you can sign up at Ipsy.com if you haven't already.
I got some questions a while back about where I purchased this tee. Now as many of you know I loveeeeeeee Kanye so as soon as I saw this it had to be mine! This shirt is from Ambitious Girlss. They popularized "Mad Bitches Link Up" and a lot of their products feature the phrase but they also have a lot of other things like body suits, swimsuits, hats, etc. I like this brand a lot so check them out at ambitiousgirlss.com
Since I was such a fiend for my June Glam Bag, instead of waiting til they sent it to me, I did a sneak peek! This month I received:
"Figure out what you love doing and don't suck at, then try to figure out how to make a living doing that. Don't be scared!. . .You will never regret trying to fulfill your dream!. . ."
I know some of you are familiar with the fashion retailer Nasty Gal. You may have also heard of the owner/founder Sophia Amoruso. Now I love Nasty Gal (hate their prices sometimes!), but I didn't know much about it's beginnings until now. I came across this book on Instagram, researched it, and found so many people saying so many great things about it. The reason I call it the bible is because it's so amazingly motivational and inspirational. Sophia Amoruso started this company in 2006 as an eBay vintage seller. Before that she was a college dropout who bounced from job to job and even had a "career" as a shoplifter and dumpster diver. In her book, she talks about her awkward beginnings, her millions of bad decisions that shaped her and motivated her to start Nasty Gal. And that's exactly what she does in this book she motivates you to grab hold of your life and pursue whatever it is that makes you happy. She encourages you to be strong through trials and obstacles. What I loved most was that she is super real and honest about where she comes from and the type of person she is. She's outspoken and weird and introverted, but she gets shit done. And that 's what this books will make you wanna do after you read it.
I don't wanna give everything away but seriously read this book! If you're struggling with your career or life goals, this book will motivate you. I definitely helped me in ways I didn't expect. It made me want to take a good look at what I'm doing in life, what I want to do in the future, and the steps that it's going to take to get there. It made me want to take full control of my life and be a #GIRLBOSS
As much as I love my natural hair, I'm back on the "creamy crack". After 3 years, I decided to end my natural hair journey for a very specific reason, my hair is extremely too thick and coarse to manage on a daily basis. Call me lazy or impatient but I just can't do it. I also never intended to become "natural". Don't get me wrong, I absolutely enjoyed the experience, but I never stopped and said "relaxers are bad I'm not gonna relax my hair anymore." When I was 20, I shaved the sides of my hair and when I was ready to grow it out I decided to wear wigs until it was back to a length I was comfortable with. So it really made no sense to relax my hair. Now when my fro was smaller and just starting to grow out, I could manage it. But as it got longer and healthier, the thickness got out of control. My mom suggested I get a texturizer to "soften" my kinks. But in all reality, texturizers are extremely similar to relaxers. So after about 6 months of going back and forth, I decided I would relax my hair again. To some this may seem like a drastic decision, but to me it's just hair. I've gone through plenty of different phases and styles with my hair and this is just another one. Will I get tired of relaxing it? Maybe. Will I wish I was natural again? Maybe. But I don't care. I might decide tomorrow that I want a short pixie cut. It's just hair! As long as my hair is healthy I can do anything I want with it and guess what? It'll grow back. Now this is not meant to discourage anyone on their natural hair journey. My experiences with my hair are specific to me! I know what my hair can and cannot withstand. I know how my hair grows and what it takes for it to be healthy. For some people relaxers just don't work and that's okay. And for others they can achieve healthy relaxed hair. You have to decide what's best for you! Don't ever let anybody try to make you feel bad about choosing to be natural or choosing to relax your hair. Even though I am no longer natural, I will be giving natural hair care tips and reviews as well as tips and reviews for those with relaxed hair. If you guys have any questions or comments, email me or leave it in the comment section. And follow me on Instagram, to see more pics of my current hair and my natural hair.
Info on the clip ins I'm wearing:
16 in. / 10 pcs set / 220g/ Link here
Relaxer I used:
Alter Ego Linange Shea Butter Relaxer
Sad news! Recently I noticed that I'm getting stretch marks on the sides of my boobies (I guess they're finally shrinking...praise God!). So before they get out of hand, I decided to try Bio Oil. I've heard great things about this product, especially from women who have had stretch marks while being pregnant. It's also really good for scars and uneven skin tone. So like I said I will be using it to take care of the stretch marks on my boobs, and also my butt, and a couple other randoms scars (like burning myself with a black and mild *blank stare*. It says to use for a minimum of 3 months before noticing results *side eye* but I will be doing a review at the first sign of change. I bought mine at Walmart for $11.99 I think. I've also seen it at a couple local beauty supply stores, and also online. Like I said I will do a review once I start seeing results. If you're having the same problems as I am, I definitely recommend it based on the great things I've heard about it.
Before this month is over, I want to share my glam bag. Some of you have no idea what I'm talking about soooooooooo back when I was really starting to experiment with and learn more about makeup (almost two years ago) but didn't really know what brands to try or exactly what products to buy, I subcribed to this website called Ipsy.com. It was founded by Michelle Phan (Youtube guru) and each month for $10 (plus tax), subscribers receive a glam bag with samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can also watch and play along with the stylists with same products that they are using. You take a beauty quiz when you sign up that helps them tailor your glam bag to your likes and looks. And there's discounts, contests, and giveaways every month on certain products, even ones that might not have made it into your bag, but you still might be interested in. I do reccomend subscribing for those who are not that familiar with the millions of products and brands that are out there. I'm not gonna lie, there's months where I completely hate everything that they've sent me (like this month!). But I like it because it gives me the opportunity to try new shit for only $10. I can't tell you how many products that I received over time that have turned out to be my favorites. So try it or don't, but I will be sharing my glam bags every month just in case you guys wanna see first hand how it is.
So this month I received:
Oh yeah and there's a forum on Ipsy.com where all the ladies discuss what they received in their glam bag and if they live near each other or whatever they swap out the products they didn't like with somebody else wanted it.
Check it out at www.Ipsy.com