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Disappointing Products

Alas, every product can't be great.

Disclaimer: if you love any of these I'm happy for you; they just didn't work for me.

M.A.C Volcanic Ash Exfoliant

I'm not a fan of the smell and the sugar crystal dissolve too fast for my liking.


Zoya Remove+
Years ago a beauty blogger called Heidi swore that this had adverse effects on her nails. She showed how her nails were separating from their beds. Sooooooooooo many nail/beauty bloggers that I watch rave about this product so I say I woulda still try it. 😕 It ain't worth the hype. While my nails didn't react like Heidi's it definitely made them peel.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara
Talk about not worth the hype! 
Neom Organics Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist 'Scent to Sleep'

Dear Neom, please bring back the 'Tranquility' Room Spray. Please.


First Aid Beauty (FAB) Ultra Repair Lip Therapy

I can't remember who recommended this but it didn't work for me. Maybe I got a bad one; the oil(s) totally sep…

M.A.C Snow Ball Collection Haul

Who love off a M.A.C Christmas Collection? *raises hand*

Seems like I could be vex wid M.A.C six thousand times but I gine still look to see what they're releasing. This year, I feel dem #updeting


Gorgeous packaging. Improved eyeshadow formulas. Improved special edition brush quality. Did I mention the packaging? The only thing I could complain about is the ridiculously low stock sent of certain items.



I was able to see the collection in Miami before it reached local counters. This was a great opportunity since M.A.C never sends the entire collection to the Caribbean. Being a M.A.C head, I already knew what I wanted that wouldn't be available locally.

The hot ticket items this year were the single eyeshadows. 'Stylishly Merry' in particular; all now I kicking myself for not ordering one. The next big thing was that M.A.C re-released Whisper of Gilt. This time though in a set that also contained a cosmetic bag and a short handled brush. 
#StoryTime: One early morning wh…

Mask Monday | Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask

Back at it 😊

I gotta be honest wid y'all, so far I like I ain't too fussy wid sheet masks yuh.

Anyho, details from the website:

"THE SUPER HYDRATING SHEET MASK - GLOW-BOOSTING

Product Information

Deeply hydrates, illuminates and enhances skin's radiance

This water-based hydrating sheet mask with Hyaluronic Acid, an ingredient naturally found in skin, floods skin with intense weightless hydration. Free of mineral oil and parabens, this non-greasy, intense glow-boosting formula, with Sakura extract, hydrates, illuminates and enhances skin's radiance.

Half a bottle of hydrating serum in 1 Garnier sheet mask

Delivers 24 hour long-lasting hydration

Helps prevent moisture loss throughout the day

Gives skin a luminous complexion and healthy looking radiance
Results: After 1 use -- skin is smoother and more luminous, complexion appears even and fresh
How To Use
1. Start with clean skin. Gently press the sheet mask on to the face with the blue side on top.

2. Peel off the blue film. …

#FlashbackFriday | The Makeup Show Atlanta Pop Up Shop 2016 [Re-Upload]

Heyyyyyaaaa Mavenz

All is well? Good, lots to say about this one so here we go!

What I love about the show is the vibe. There is a vast amount of makeup, brands of all sorts. But let’s start at the beginning shall we?

Why I Went

This trip came about out of a necessity for product and information. It was impossible for me to attend the New York (NY) edition of The Makeup Show (TMS) because of Aniyah, she was still quite young at the time and frankly, the expense was too great. So, when the offer was extended to accompany a friend of mine to the show in June, I jumped at the chance. For two reasons: 1) I had never been to Atlanta and, 2) I wanted to experience a Pop Up Shop to see if it was just as intimate and in depth as the regular Makeup Show.

Where Was The Show And Where Did I Stay?

The show was held at the Westin, Buckhead which was also the hotel we stayed at. For convenience and also because we were in unfamiliar territory. It was swanky, ritzy and apparently very popular for …

Top Ten Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations

It's that time again. I'm not sure of the dates as yet but one major thing has changed: Sephora no longer ships to commercial addresses 😡I discovered this recently after two of my orders were cancelled. Their customer service said it is something they were cracking down on since late July. Stupse. Sephora clearly ain't care about those of us who have to use mail forwarders. Soooooo yeah...less hauls for me in the future which I am annoyed about. More money for Beautylish den *insert Kanye shrug*

Regular readers have seen my wish list posts every time the sale is approaching. I love watching these types of videos on YouTube so I always want to throw my hat in the ring. There are a couple recommendation posts on this blog as well but this year I wanted to narrow it down to my top ten. Now, of course they're plenty favourites I'd like to mention but in efforts to make this concise...

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Sunday Riley Good Genes


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Lip Product Declutter

This is just your ever-so-often reminder to go through your collection and get rid of anything that smells off or whatever you know you're not going to use. I'd encourage you to also have a little swatch party to remind yourself of what's in your collection. #LipSwatchWeek, while costly, forces me to go through products and at the end I determine what I trash or pass on 😊

Here's what left the fold recently:

'Lolita II', 'Mother' and 'Roxy' from the Kat Von D'Strange Obsession' and 'Untouchable' from Lonely Planet Cosmetics (now called Atomic Makeup NYC)'Ribbon' from Colour Pop'Envious', 'Infamous' and 'Irresistible' from Estee Lauder and 'Ex-girlfriend', 'Whirl' and '5C' lip liners (They're in #TheMarketplace if you're interested 😉). 'Irresistible' was the only thing I had to throw away from the list above. Additionally...

Totally sad to see my beloved Butter…