The Makeup Face-Off: Pt. 1 – Primers

Primed & Ready to Go

After my morning skincare routine and sunscreen application, I liked to prime my face before applying makeup. I’ve put on makeup without primer before and experience has literally showed me that without a primer, makeup can move, wear off, and fade much quicker than if I did use primer.


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MondayMusings: Product Review Updates

John Frieda & AOA Makeup Brushes: How’d They Do?

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About a month ago, influenster sent me some John Frieda hair care products to try out and review. Three weeks ago, I received my first Shop Miss A order that included five AOA Studio Kabuki Face Brushes. Let’s dive right in and talk about how these products fared.

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MondayMusings: My Everyday Look

My Go To Makeup: What I Use on the Daily

I find it therapeutic to grab a palette from my collection and swatch the colors on my arm. On occasion–and for special ones–I do a more complete makeup look that includes eyeshadow, but when it comes to work, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

Nowadays, I want to get as much sleep as I can before dragging my carcass out of bed. Yes, I still get to work way too early, but I like to give myself a buffer. LOL

So, I have a simplified version for my daily work look. I think my arm’s seen more makeup colors than my face has!

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MondayMusings: Customer Disservice

A.K.A. The Occasional Woes of Online Shopping

Happy Monday, all… sorta. I could say I have a bone to pick, but that would imply that I can get a hold of said bone.

There is a hashtag going around the Interwebs known as #youtubemademebuyit and it can be found on blog posts, YouTube videos, Instagram or Twitter feeds. You name it. This type of tag can work both ways. It can be one of those, “YAY! I finally got my hands on [insert product here] that everyone’s been talking about!” or “BOO! What was with all the hype of [insert product here]?” Alas, my share today is leaning towards the BOO side of things.

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MondayMusings: Under the Influenster

A.K.A. Trying Out Stuff and Thangs –> John Frieda Product Review


I came across influenster while watching some beauty bloggers on YouTube. The gist is that you fill out a profile of products and services that interest you and you can be eligible to receive free products from various companies in exchange for an honest review. More product reviews translate to more opportunities to avail of free products.

At first, I thought only bloggers with an established follower count would qualify to get such goodies. Then I got an email that put a smile on my face. My first voxbox is of John Frieda hair care!

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