Tag: Guestblogs


Guest blog: My beauty wish list for the Holidays (by Nadine)

When it comes to beauty products, I’ve been slacking on spending money on myself. Truth be told, I’m not very savvy with makeup and things like Kizzy is. However, there are a few things on my Holiday wish list that I hope end up under my tree this year…. 1. Clarisonic Pink Mia 1 Electric ($99) I think I’ve asked for a Clarisonic every year for the past 4 years! I got a similar product from Walgreens made by Olay, but stopped using it or I can’t find it anymore. I’d welcome any version of the Clarisonic: it’s supposed to...

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Guest blog: My beauty wish list for the Holidays (by Nadine)

Review: Boots No7 skin care (tested on my husband!)

A good skin care routine is just as important for men as it is women. Boots No7 men’s line has recently made its way to the US (it’s the number 1 beauty brand in the UK) and the people over at Boots needed a few handsome, American husbands to try it out…Fortunately, my hubby is extremely handsome and not afraid to let me test skin care products out on him. 😉 For the past month he’s been trying out two new Boots No7 Men products: the Boots No7 Men Post Shave Recovery Balm and the Anti-Friction Shave Gel, both available...

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Review: Boots No7 skin care (tested on my husband!)

Guest blog: ‘Faux’ Shellac Manicure, as seen on Pinterest (by Nadine)

Pinterest is a wonderful land full of tips, tricks, fashion and tutorials. If you’ve ever tried anything from this site, be it a craft, food or an at-home beauty recipe, there is no doubt that you know it has a high possibility of being a failure. There’s entire websites dedicated to pin-fails. I’ve seen this pin popping up now and again for a ‘Shellac’ manicure that is supposed to rival a gel manicure. I have never had a gel manicure at the salon, because of the potential health risks and nail damage associated with them. But if I could get...

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Guest blog: ‘Faux’ Shellac Manicure, as seen on Pinterest (by Nadine)

Guest blog: Acne Cleansing Bar by Coral Actives (review by Nadine)

Thanks to my good friend Kizzy, I was turned onto the amazing face products from Coral Actives. I can’t live without their Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser & Acne Serum Gel. Ok, I could technically ‘live’ without it, but I’d have a lot of zits and look cranky and sad because of my acne. This combo keeps my face clean, clear & happy. I’ve tried their Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin as well, but found that the product just wasn’t for me. When Kizzy sent me the Acne Cleansing Bar to try out, I couldn’t wait to see how it worked! It’s embarrassing...

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Guest blog: Acne Cleansing Bar by Coral Actives (review by Nadine)

Guest blog: Yung Rapunxel Lipstick by MAC (review by Tameeka)

I have a very special guest blogger today! My friend Tameeka read my review on my newest MAC lipstick: Yung Rapunxel, inspired by Azealia Banks (a deep plum with a pink, blue-ish undertone). Tameeka wanted to try the lipstick herself, so she ran to the NYC store (ok, maybe not ‘running’, but I’m pretty sure some speed walking was involved, since it’s a limited edition lipstick) and got herself one. Check out her thoughts below and see how the lipstick looks on her! 🙂 Whenever I wear lipsticks I tend to wear lots of browns and natural colors. I have...

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Guest blog: Yung Rapunxel Lipstick by MAC (review by Tameeka)

Guest blog: Julep Topcoat for Hair (review by Nadine)

Everybody knows about topcoat for nails. It protects your nails, makes your polish shiny and ensures that your nails dry to the touch in just a few minutes. But have you ever heard of topcoat for your hair? Nope, me neither. Until I received a treatment in one of my monthly Julep boxes, called Topcoat for Hair. This is a product that is supposed to work on your hair just like topcoat does for nails, leaving a lustrous, protective sheen. Guest blogger and good friend Nadine tried it out, read her findings below! Following the Curly Girl method means that...

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Guest blog: Julep Topcoat for Hair (review by Nadine)

Guest blog: Garnier Pure Clean Shampoo and Conditioner (review by Nadine)

Remember a guest blog where my friend Nadine wrote about washing your hair with conditioner and skipping shampoo? No? Click here to find it. 😉 Nadine has now been trying a new conditioner and shampoo (I know, shocker!), one by Garnier. Below is her review. Lately, in an effort to get fit, I’ve been taking more classes in the pool at the gym. I generally try to stay away from shampoo. That doesn’t make me ‘dirty’, just that with porous curly hair, shampoo isn’t always the best thing for me and I use a no-poo (aka Curly Girl) method for...

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Guest blog: Garnier Pure Clean Shampoo and Conditioner (review by Nadine)

Guest blog: Julep Facial for Hands Glycolic Hand Scrub (review by Nadine)

In my very first Julep box, back in November, I received a hand care product: the Facial for Hands Glycolic Hand Scrub. This is potent glycolic acid combined with apricot seeds that is said to provide powerful double exfoliation and leave your hands feeling noticeably softer and looking younger after just one use. It’s scented with orange oil. A few days after receiving it, I read a tweet from my dear friend Nadine complaining about her dry hands. I decided to give her my hand scrub and ask her to let me know how she liked it. And she did!...

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Guest blog: Julep Facial for Hands Glycolic Hand Scrub (review by Nadine)

Guest blog: Finley Hair Powder for Blondes (review by Nadine)

Last year (in May… oh, time flies!) I wrote a review about Finley Hair Powder (click here if you missed it). Finley Hair Powder is a great product for dull and oily hair, especially for the busy days with no time to wash and style your hair. It comes in 4 shades to allow invisible blending. I’ve been using the one for dark hair (black). The one for blonde hair I sent to my friend Nadine to try. She’s been using it for a while now and below are her thoughts. Curious to see if she likes it just as...

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Guest blog: Finley Hair Powder for Blondes (review by Nadine)

Guest blog: Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin (by Marston)

It’s review time! This review is on Burt’s Bees new line of natural skin products distinctly formulated for delicate skin: Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin. I was sent two products by bzzagent. Because I’m trying out new products myself (more about those soon), I decided to have my husband try these products! He’s been a Burt’s Bees fan for years (he loves their Beewax Lip Balm), so he was happy to try these products for me. 🙂 I’m sure everybody is familiar with Burt’s Bees by now. This company offers earth-friendly natural skin care, natural beauty and...

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Guest blog: Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin (by Marston)

Guest blog: Comparing Cleansing Conditioners (by Nadine)

Remember my review about the WEN cleansing conditioner? Click here if you missed it. I was sent this product for review purposes a couple of months ago and I liked it… a lot! After that I received a lot of questions and comments. Including from people who were thinking about purchasing or had actually purchased it because I had made them curious with my review! Because of all the questions, I decided to do a follow up entry going more into the concept of washing your hair with conditioner, in stead of shampoo (and conditioner). A lot of people were...

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Guest blog: Comparing Cleansing Conditioners (by Nadine)

Guest blog: Blot Powders compared (by FreshDimez)

Today a guest blog by one of my close friends Dorothy, owner of Dutch beauty blog Freshdimez. Happy reading!! Thinking of a topic and writing another guest blog for my dear friend’s blog was very exciting! I’ve tried and tested many different powders and today I will share my opinion on 3 of them. Kizzy has oily skin, while I have combination/dry skin with a shiny t-zone. This doesn’t compliment my overall make up look, so of course I had to find a solution. For a fresh faced look that last the entire day, I always carry a blot powder...

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Guest blog: Blot Powders compared (by FreshDimez)


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