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Anastasia Beverly Hills gloss

Hey all.  I just did a video on these glosses but I thought I would provide you guys the pics that I took after using the glosses.

Am I the only person that is almost off of the matte lipstick train? It’s not like I’ve tried tons but the ones that I have tried have been drying.  I know that this is the nature of the beast (matte = dry) but still, my lips are tired.

I can’t seem to find a matte that doesn’t eventually dry my lips out and I’m assuming that I never will.  I can’t help but think “why am I paying a lot of money to dry my lips out beyond recognition?”

Any who, I went back into my happy drawer and found this set of mini glosses from the ABH Fall Collection that I bought a few months ago.  I always loved the feel and colors and was just wearing them sparingly.

I decided to give my lips some much needed TLC and switch back to glosses for a minute.  Why?, because it’s cold and I just want another layer covering my lips to combat the elements.  I live in Atlanta but it’s still cold in the mornings and after the sun goes down. I just feel like a gloss or creme lipstick is better for your lips in the cold because you aren’t drying them out twice: once from the lippie and second from the weather. Just my opinion.

For all of my Sephora Beauty Insiders and VIBs, the ABH glosses can be purchased at Sephora: http://www.sephora.com/lip-gloss-P404830?skuId=1791730&icid2=products%20grid:p404830http://www.sephora.com/lip-gloss-P404830?skuId=1791730&icid2=products%20grid:p404830

You can still purchase the kit on the ABH website: http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/mini-lip-gloss-set—fall/ABH01-18302.html?cgid=makeup-lips#start=3&cgid=makeup-lips

So here are pictures of me wearing each gloss.  I had worn all except Amber and Carla. I love the creamy consistency.  They all went on smoothly and evenly except Amber, which was the lightest so I wasn’t surprised. Have you worn these? What are your thoughts, fav colors?

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Raisin

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Amber – this was wayyyyy to light me my skin tone.

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Berry

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Maple

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Rum

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Carla – this one really surprised me. I had been scared of this because it was red but it’s a very cool red. I love it.

Kylie Jenner Lip Kits

Okay, I want to first say that I’m not a Kardashian fan.  I have a hard time wrapping my head around a family of people that are famous just for the sake of being famous.  I know that this sentence can apply to a lot of people nowadays. I will admit I have watched the show here and there over the years –  who hasn’t? But for the most part I try to stay as Kardahsian free as possible.

I will give it to Kris Jenner though, she is a marketing genius.  She is clearly the brains and mastermind behind the multi million dollar industry that is all things Kardashian. So with all of that being said, I have tried to not make them any richer by buying apps, perfumes and stay off of the Kylie Jenner lip kit train.

I love matte lipsticks but the formulation usually leaves your lips as dry as the Sierra Desert. I was a big fan of Colourpop.  They had incredible matte colors but they are soooo drying. I usually have to wear Chapstick underneath to keep my lips from drying out.

I had a conversation with some ladies at work that were talking about the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits (KJLK).  These women were women of color (like me) and they were lightweight obsessed with the line.  One even offered to give the other money to buy the kits because she always seems to be on the ball in being able to buy them as soon as they are released.

In case you have been living under a rock (like a was), these kits sell out in MINUTES and crash the internet every time. I had no idea that the struggle to get the KJLKs was that real. One of the ladies at work showed me the 4 or 5 KJLKs that she just happened to have in her purse.  I was shocked. I told her that I had a hard time spending $30 for a lip gloss and liner but she explained that the quality is top notch.  She also said that they do not dry your lips out and that it last for hours.

I decided to do some research of my own.  So I followed them on Instragram (@kyliecosmetics) and watched a bunch of YouTube videos of how they look on WOM (women of color).  With me being a brown skinned girl, I wanted to see how compatible her shades were.  I was shocked at how a lot of her shades look good on many complexions.  I heard nothing but rave reviews. I discovered that you have to pretty much stalk the Instagram page or have her app to find out when the releases and restocks happen.  You had better be on her site at least 5 minutes before time to buy in order to make a purchase.

So . . . . . I bit the bullet.  Yes, I bought Kourt K, a beautiful plum shade. I will let you know what I think about it after I receive it.

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NEWSFLASH:  There is a sale on Monday at 1 pm PST on the Holiday Edition shades. I will be on the computer trying to snag these puppies 5-10 minutes before the sale starts. Wish me luck. Let me know if you have tried these cosmetics and your thoughts. Are they worth the hype? Are they the best and most comfortable mattes ever?

You can check out her cosmetic line here: https://www.kyliecosmetics.com/

 

Birthday scents, Sephora mistakes and Scentbird

Hey all,

My birthday was on the 3rd so I wanted to share my new scents that I bought and scents bought for me.  I treated myself to some Scentbird fragrances.

By the way, if you choose to try out Scentbird, I have a link where you can try it for free: https://www.scentbird.com/r/d/patriciajackson6

Did Sephora redeem themselves?  You gotta watch to find out.  Check out my video showing how Sephora almost ruined my scent buying spree: https://youtu.be/F14s6hZ25ps

I’ve been duped . . . Part 2

You know by following me that I posted a video previously where I was duped on some super expensive fragrances: Flowerbomb and Spicebomb.  I had purchased these fragrances from Scent City Perfumery and when I got them, the codes inside the box had been removed.  The fragrances also didn’t smell the same as the originals which were acquired previously through Scentbird.  I told everyone in that video that I would do another video because I had also purchased 2 Juicy Couture fragrances that I was now unsure of their authenticity.

So we fast forward to now and I have bought the authentic scents from Luxury Scent Box (I’m a subscriber).  I bought Viva La Juicy and Viva La Juicy Noir and compared the scents.  Check out the video to see the results of what happened next:

https://youtu.be/hIMBWp1nItU

 

You can receive $10.00 off your first month, therefore only paying $5.00. Use my Promo Code: “PATRICIA” https://www.luxuryscentbox.com/

Previous video on getting duped on buying fragrances: https://youtu.be/vD0AvchcCGU

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @pjacksone

For business inquiries, please email me at: patriciajackson00@yahoo.com

Luxury Scent Box – first impressions of the first month subscription box.

Hello All,

Well, I bit the bullet and subscribed to Luxury Scent Box.

This is my first impressions/unboxing video for my first month of Luxury Scent Box. Luxury Scent Box is a subscription fragrance service that provides the largest perfume sample of any other subscription service: .30 oz. The cost is $15 per month.

Use my discount code: “Patricia” for $10 off of your first month (you only pay FIVE DOLLARS).

Previous video giving the details of Luxury Scent Box: https://youtu.be/jfV4CPivtIc
You can sign up at https://luxuryscentbox.com and use my code “Patricia” to save a lot of money on designer scents!

The perfume collection is growing feat. Scentbird’s gift box

This video consist of the Scentbird Hollywood Diva gift set. It includes Modern Muse, Gucci Premiere and Black Opium.

Here is my link to use to get a free Scentbird perfume: https://www.scentbird.com/r/d/patriciajackson5

I also bought The One, Pink Sugar and Viva La Juicy Noir.

The One notes are vanilla, peach, litchi, amber and lily.

Premiere notes are white flowers, bergamot, orange blossom, musk and woods.

Pink Sugar notes are cotton candy, caramel, vanilla, licorice and raspberry.

Viva La Juicy Noir notes are wild berries, caramel, vanilla, honeysuckle and gardenia.

Mielle Organics all natural products can be purchased online at https://www.mielleorganics.com
You can also check them out on Instragram and Twitter: @mielleorganics

Check out the latest video:

https://youtu.be/gO9hxVvX1H4

My perfume collection featuring scents by Scentbird

Hello all,

I’m creating a perfume collection FINALLY.  These are just the humble beginnings of a great new collection. I’ve got drugstore, Bath and Body and mid and high end fragrances.

I have ordered  new fragrances and will do a shorter video when I receive those.

The video is about 16 minutes, but it’s entertaining, I promise.

Scentbird is giving me a way to try new fragrances “on the cheap”. I don’t have to buy big bottles of everything, only what I can’t live without.

Use this link to get 25% off of your first  month’s subscription: https://www.scentbird.com/r/d/patriciajackson5

Here’s  my video, enjoy.  As always, like and subscribe and I will gladly return the favor.

https://youtu.be/Q4mF8SM7S_Y