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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


BUYER BEWARE: How I got duped by a perfume company and how I got my money back

Well most of you know by now that I LOVE perfume.  Well, I fell for a company that claimed that they sold legitimate fragrances for up to 80% off.  I know, you’re thinking “you fell for that?”.  Yes, I did.  I got burned but I also got vindication.

Check out my video to see what happened:


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.



I have had a long standing love affair with this company for years. Their products are impeccable and of the highest quality.  With that comes a hefty price tag that keeps me from buying regularly. Oh but when QVC has a sale though . . . OMG!!!!  Truth be told, this is how I always buy my Philosophy products.  You just get way more bang for your buck.

Last month QVC had a Philosophy segment on and one of the gift sets contained a 64 oz. bottle of the shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath, 32 oz of the shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath, 16 oz. of the glazed body souffle and 8 oz. of glazed body souffle.  The total cost was $76.92 BUT is was on easy pay.  So I was able to get it for $21.37 per month for 4 months.  At that price, I bought 2.

The scents available were Fresh Cream, Sweet Vanilla Fig, Lemon Custard and Orange Cocoa.  I went for the Fresh Cream and Sweet Vanilla Fig. I have had experience using the Fresh Cream so I knew what that smelled like and most things that smell like Fig and Vanilla are a safe bet if you love sexy/musky type scents.

I bought the Fresh Cream for my son and husband and the Sweet Vanilla Fig for myself.  Shockingly, my son liked the Sweet Vanilla Fig also.

I cannot tell you how massive these containers are. I just want you to see the difference in the jars of the body souffle. Next to it is the body spray that I already had. This is layering scents at its’ finest.


You will be using this for MONTHS.  You will definitely get your money’s worth and once it’s time for re-order, you can switch up the scent and you will stay locked in at the discount price that your bought it at originally.

What I really love about Philosophy is that it’s more than a product that smells good. Their products are tested, good for your skin and hair and their mission is to uplift women.  All of their products have messages to uplift and empower.  1% of all USA net sales supports mental health efforts.  When you buy Philosophy, you know you are getting a high quality product that you can trust.

What is the drawback?  Since the amount of products you get is so massive, you might find yourself getting bored with the scent. When that happens I just switch up and use something else for a few days and then come back to it.

The lather is awesome.  2 pumps on your wet puff and several squeezes of the puff and you have a ton of lather.  My husband does 3 pumps.  The souffle is thick but not heavy.  It goes into the skin quickly.  The smell is nice but not overpowering so you can still use your favorite scent on top of it with no fear of clashing.

Give Philosophy a try.  I know that Sephora carries the brand on the ground.  They do occasionally have sales on their website.  If you want the best bang for the buck, then catch them on QVC.

Have you tried any Philosophy products?  What’s your fav?

You can find Philosophy:

Instagram and Twitter: @lovephilosophy

Facebook: Philosophy

Website: http://www.philosophy.com/


Tarte Mascaras

Well I finally bit the bullet and decided to spend quite a few coins on some mascara.  For those of you following my blog and following my Instagram and Twitter (@pjacksone), you know I have been on a falsies kick since the beginning of the year.  Hubby likes the false lashes so I have been rocking them steadily just about every day.  I admit there have been some times where I have not removed them carefully and that has probably led to me loosing some natural lashes.  I also went through a period where I was lazy and didn’t apply mascara first and then apply the lashes. This also led to glue getting on my natural lashes resulting in lash loss when trying to pull the glue off my lash.

I was recently introduced to the Tarte Brand because their products are eco-friendly and cruelty free.  I watched countless YouTube videos on how their mascaras are just the best thing since sliced bread.  Their Instagram page was ablaze with everyone going crazy and posting fabulous pics.

There was one mascara that everyone talked about more than the rest and it’s called “Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1” mascara.  This is a lengthening, curling, volumizing and conditioning mascara that is infused with olive esters to condition, treat and protect lashes. Now that’s a mouthful.

Just when I thought the hype couldn’t get any more crazy . . . they came out with a new mascara called “Tartiest Lash Paint”.  This mascara is supposed to increase lash volume by 2700% (no that was not a typo – almost 3 thousand percent increase).  I just happened to hear about it the week it came out so I said, “why not, let’s get it!”


Now let’s get to the pricing.  This was NOT a cheap venture on my part. “Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1” mascara was $21 and the “Tartiest Lash Paint” mascara was  $23.  I got a sample of the Deep Dive Cleansing Gel as a free gift (I was able to choose from 3 items offered). So spending almost $50 in mascara had me setting the bar super high for results.

Here are my lashes with nothing on them.  Get out the magnifying glass people because you’re gonna need it:


Now here is the results from the “Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1” mascara:


Now here is the results from  the “Tartiest Lash Paint” mascara:

So for me, the results are not astounding.  This is why I mentioned the state of my lashes with them not being the thickest/longest to begin with and with me removing my falsies roughly.

Will I have better luck over time with the mascaras by removing my lashes more carefully? We will see.  I will use this as a base with my lashes before applying the falsies.  I have seen people using this in real time on Periscope and saw their lashes transform before my eyes.  Some people have said they will use this in place of falsies.

It’s an expensive undertaking but we are women.  We work hard and we deserve to splurge on ourselves sometimes.  This was definitely a splurge for me because I have always bought drugstore mascara.  I decided to join the big leagues and invest in some really good mascara. If you are looking for a more eco-friendly, clean and vegan-friendly mascara, treat yourself.  Here is the link showing their vegan friendly products: https://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-shop-vegan-cosmetics

Let me know your thoughts and if you have used the products before or will be purchasing.

You can contact Tarte Cosmetics on the following social media platforms:

Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter: @tartecosmetics

Periscope: Tartecosmetics

website: https://tartecosmetics.com/