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5 Lip Colors You Should Try This Summer!

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Hey guys!

 

Now that it’s finally starting to feel like summer, I feel like its the perfect time to share some of my favorite summer lip shades with you all.  Keep reading to discover my must-have shades for the summer!

Nothing says summer, like a nice fuschia-berry shade. Currently, I’ve been obsessed with the shade “Rajah” from the Mac Cosmetics Aladdin Collection. I’m actually wearing this shade in picture above. Its the perfect mauvy pink and I love it so much! If you want it, go out and grab it now because it’s limited edition. You can thank me later!

 

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Mac Cosmetics The Disney Aladdin Collection -Rajah

 

During the summer, I love to sport bold splashes of color and currently, I’m really into the orange-red Lip.  My favorite orange-red shade right now is the KKW Beauty Red Crème Lipstick in the shade “Hot Sauce”.

This is such a sultry shade and I Instantly feel all sorts of sassy when I wear it. It’s a definite mood booster! I can’t be the only one that feels like a badass when wearing red lipstick. Right?

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KKW Beauty Crème Lipsticks – Hot Sauce

 

This next lip shade is actually a gloss and it’s from KKW Beauty’s latest “Sooo Fire” Collection. I love this bronzy gloss in shade “Extinguish”. It has beautiful iridescent sparkles and completes a glowy makeup look in the most perfect way.

 

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KKW Beauty Sooo Fire Gloss -Extinguish

 

Yep, another red shade makes the list! I actually wore this bright red shade on the 4th of July this year and I just love it. It has beautiful undertones of blue, so it actually makes your smile appear brighter. The shade “Boss” from Kylie Cosmetics is a must-have!

img_3091Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lipstick – Boss

This last shade is from the Kylie Cosmetics “Under the Sea” Collection. The shade is called “Endless Summer” and it is such a beautiful peachy gold metallic lipstick. You can wear it alone with a lipliner or wear it over your favorite lipstick as a lipstick topper. I love mixing lipsticks for the perfect lip combo and this lip color looks so beautiful over my nude and mauve lip shades.

 

img_3092Kylie Cosmetics Metella Lipstick – Endless Summer

 

I would love to hear about your favorite lip shades this summer! Feel free to leave me some suggestions of some of your summer favorites that I should try.

 

 

I love you guys!

 

Xo

Harronisha

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My Favorite Products of 2018!

Hey guys, before I glam up to ring in the new year. I wanted to share some of my favorite products that I have been loving this year. I have tried dozens of products and only my favorites have made it to this post. I hope you all enjoy!img_7456-2

 

Huda Beauty – The New Nude Palette

The Huda Beauty New Nudes Palette launched this year and was highly anticipated by everyone including myself. I love Huda’s products, so when I noticed she was dropping this pretty pink and nude pallet I had to have it! If you’re thinking about purchasing this palette and you love glitter, I say do it! You won’t be disappointed, the shades are so pigmented and perfect for a glam night out!

 

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Fenty Beauty– Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil

This next item is from Fenty Beauty and is so extra just like I like it. It’s basically glitter highlighter with a creamy balm texture that sits nicely on the skin. I like to use this highlighter as a highlighter topper. So if I’m looking extra glitzy, I’m probably wearing my Diamond Bomb highlighter.

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Victoria’s Secret Pink – Sheet Mask 

I have been loving the Victoria secret pink sheet mask. I picked these mask up during one of their sales this summer and I have been hooked ever since.  There’s a variety of sheet mask with some of my favorite ingredients such as charcoal, hyaluronic acid, caffeine and Tea tree oil.  These sheet masks drape your skin in a moisturizing essence that makes it perfect for prepping for makeup application and makes your natural skin look radiant for those no makeup days.

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Too Faced Cosmetics – Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer

Ever since Too Faced launched their new concealer, I have been hooked since day one. I was looking for a new concealer that was comparable to my Tarte Shape Tape concealer and this concealer gave Tarte a run for their money. I honestly don’t even pull for my Shape Tape concealer anymore and that’s a lot to say considering that it was my Holy grail for years before the launch of the new Born This Way concealer. I’ve noticed that with this concealer my under eyes are hydrated and plumped thanks to the Hyaluronic acid ingredient and I have less creasing than ever. I  would definitely recommend this as a concealer for all skin types to try.

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KKW Beauty – Creme Lipsticks

I have had a few favorite lip colors and they’re all nude lip shades. Go figure!

When Kim Kardashian announced the launch of her cream nude lipsticks I knew I had to have them. She is the queen of the “nude lip”, so I marched myself down to her century city pop-up shop and picked up a few shades and her highlighter palette and lip liners. My favorite shades are Nude 5 and Nude 7 paired with the Nude 2 and 3 lipliner for a gorgeous contoured pout.

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E.l.f. Cosmetics X Alissa Ashley – Lip Gloss 

Continuing on with my nude lip obsession, I also fell in love with the E.l.f. x Alyssa Ashley lipgloss In shade nude rose. It is literally the perfect brown-rose nude and looks beautiful on all skin tones. I find myself wearing this more than any other lip shade I own.

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E.l.f. x That’s Heart – Heart Defensor Highlighter

Another E.l.f. product but I promise its worth it! This year, I fell in love with the Elf x That’s Heart – Heart Defensor highlighter. This highlighter is so good! It not grainy or powdery and I literally get compliments on my glow every time I wear it. Its a dual-sided Coffee ‘n Cream highlighter with beautiful undertones. I use the gold “Coffee” side for my everyday highlight and often top it off with the Fenty Diamond bomb highlighter for a little extra bit of sparkle. When I’m going for more of a cool tone look I’ll use the silver-white highlighter from the “cream” side it’s also the perfect highlighter for the inner corners of your eyes.

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Kylie Cosmetics – Summer Palette

Last but certainly not least, is the Kylie Cosmetics Summer palette. I don’t think this post would be complete without mentioning this palette. I love this palette so much and pull for it everyday even when I’m creating a look from another palette. This palette has become a staple in my glam arsenal because of the everyday bronze and brown shades. The formula is incredible with beautiful shimmers and buttery smooth matte shades. The bronze shades are so special and I live for a pop of orange in my eye makeup. This has to be my favorite makeup purchase of 2018.

I had so much fun with makeup this year and I am looking forward to so much more glam in the New Year! I would love to know what your favorite products were. Comment below your favorites, so I can try and stay tuned for some exciting post for an extra glamorous 2019!

Happy New Year Babes! I love you guys!

Xo

Harronisha

 

 

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Night-time Skincare Essentials, That Won’t Break The Bank.

Hey, guys! I’ve become even more obsessed with skincare because I know how important it is to take care of your skin if you want it to stay clear of blemishes and to age well. I’ve actually always loved skincare for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl, I would always love to play with my grandmother’s skincare goodies.

As a consumer, I’m always looking to get the best bang for my bucks. Sometimes that can mean splurging on a luxury night cream because you haven’t found a cheaper one that works as well and sometimes it only takes a trip to your local drugstore or target.

If you want to find out what inexpensive products that have been working for me, keep reading.

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Neutrogena -Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum

This first product is a serum from Neutrogena that I’ve been using a lot lately. I’ve been obsessed with the power of retinol and with this one, I have been seeing faster results than when I’ve been using my retinol from the dermatologist. When it comes to retinol, I hate to say it but, they’re not all the same. It all comes down to how it is formulated with the other ingredients it’s been compounded with. This one is great because it’s gentle enough to use every night and even in the daytime. Just remember to wear your sunscreen because your skin becomes more vulnerable to sun damage when using exfoliants like retinol. Plus, it claims that you’ll see visible results in just one week and that it works well under moisturizer and makeup. I can testify to that!

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Neutrogena- Fresh Foaming Cleanser

This next product is one that I have been using for years. It’s super simple and removes all of my makeup.  I’m usually wearing a full face of makeup, with mascara, long-wear lipsticks, and sometimes liner and I need a good makeup remover to make sure it’s all off. I first use makeup wipes to take off my foundation and mascara. I use this gentle cleanser to pre-cleanse my skin before using my Tea Tree Oil face wash.

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Up & Up- Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Before I start any part of my skincare routine, I have to have makeup wipes. While I used to use the face wipes from Neutrogena I once stumbled upon these wipes from Target’s Up & Up brand and I have been hooked ever since! For me, they’re just as good as the Neutrogena face wipes and they are half the price. Score!

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The Body Shop – Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash.

I absolutely love this face wash and have been using it for over a year and I feel like it’s been a game changer for my skin. Before using this face wash, I felt like I had more constant breakouts and now after using it, my face feels so clean! It’s refreshing and really cleans deep down in the pores. The skin care benefits of using tea tree oil are so powerful. Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory properties and because tea tree oil is an essential oil it can be very calming and therapeutic.

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L’Oreal- Age Perfect Eye Renewal

Eye creams are a must-have and lately, I’ve been using this eye cream from L’Oreal and it has really helped with the appearance of tired eyes.  I actually have a night-time eye cream and a day-time cream, this one is good for both. I have been really loving this one for the evening because it has skin cell renewing properties, that I really prefer to use during the night under my eyes.

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Cetaphil– Rich Hydrating Night Cream 

When it comes to night creams, I’ve been keeping it pretty simple. Most night creams I’ve tried have fragrances that irritate my skin. This one is great because it has Hyaluronic Acid and no harsh fragrances. Even though I have oily skin, I use this night cream that is formulated for dry and extra dry skin because at night my skin is drier because of the exfoliating products I use.

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JÃSÖN- Vitamin E Skin Oil

It is so important to keep your skin hydrated while you sleep, think of it as feeding your skin for a long hibernation.  This is why I love to use facial oils. After cleansing your pores so thoroughly, you want to be sure that you are properly moisturized. Say it with me, “Moisturized skin, equals supple skin!”

Thanks for reading guys, be sure to follow my blog for more skincare posts.

Xo,

Harronisha 

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Are you skipping this Crucial Step in your Skincare Routine?

If your skin is feeling dull or congested, it may be caused by skipping toner in your skincare routine. Keep reading below for my favorite toning products that help me achieve a healthy radiant glow.

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Pixi Beauty – Glow Tonic

This first product is great for getting rid of texture and helping speed up skin cell renewal. I love Glycolic acid peels and this toner is a mini peel for your face. If you struggle with hyper-pigmentation and scarring a glycolic acid toner may be for you. This one is very gentle with only 5 percent Glycolic Acid. Which makes it suitable for sensitive skin types.

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Dickinson’s – Original Witch Hazel

Another toner that I swear by is a Witch Hazel toner.  This toner is a cult favorite and nothing gets your face cleaner than witch hazel. I put a little on a cotton pad and it removes all of the makeup that was left over after I have cleansed my face. This step is soo satisfying!

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Stridex –Daily Care Acne Pads

These acne pads help dry out pimples and really help with cleansing the skin. I feel like these are a must-have for those of us who wear a lot of makeup. I have been using these for years and always seem to go back to them. They are affordable and powerful.

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E.l.f Cosmetics- Pore Toner Balm

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love E.l.f. products. They are constantly coming out with new products, especially new skin care. This toner stick helps purify and cool down my skin, it is so refreshing after a long day and perfect for travel.

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Mario Badescu – Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

So this last product is not exactly a toner, but I sometimes use it as a toner.  The aloe soothes and moisturizes my skin when irritated. I usually spray this on after my moisturizer and serums but sometimes spray it on as a toner after I have cleansed my skin.  I’m so obsessed!

I would love to hear about your favorite toners, please feel free to share them below!

xo

Harronisha

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You Should Ditch Your Pink Blush…

Hey guys!

So I know you clicked on this post wondering why I would ever suggest you ditch your beloved pink blush? Rest assured, I would never wish that upon anyone, but now that it’s finally feeling like spring and it’s almost summer. I wanted to share some of my favorite non-pink blushes to use this season. Don’t get me wrong, I looove my pink blushes, I hoard them like crazy, but these blazing shades will add a pop of fun to any look this spring (or summer).

 

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e.l.f Cosmetics– Primer Infused Blush in shade Always Fiery 

This blush is a fun orangy-red shade from e.l.f. Cosmetics. I am obsessed with e.l.f. products and I always go crazy when visiting their store. I most recently picked up the shade, Always Fiery and I love the way it looks on me. This shade looks perfect with a bronze eye and looks gorgeous on an array of skin tones.

 

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Black Radiance– Artisan Color Baked Blush in shade Warm Berry

Another shade that I have been loving this spring is this amazing ruby red shade from Black Radiance. I actually bought this over the holidays but it’s also perfect for spring and I feel like it makes me look super sultry.

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Mac Cosmetics – Powder Blush in shade Bright Response

This last shade is a true orange and is perfect for steamy hot weather and bikini season. MAC does blushes so well and this one is a shade for everyone to try. I recommend applying this shade with your fingers for a “lit” from within glow and top off with a highlighter.

 

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Also, I would love to hear about your favorite blushes for spring/ summer. Comment below so I can try your favorites.

Love you guys!

Nene

 

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My Must-have Items That I Think You Should Try This Spring!

A Good Mascara

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Too FacedBetter Than Sex Mascara

My favorite mascara lately has been the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. This mascara makes me look like I’m wearing false wispy lashes and I absolutely love it.  This top-selling mascara also comes in a waterproof formula!

A Matte foundation is a must!

Dior-  DiorSkin Forever Perfect Foundation andMaybelline  Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation

When the weather starts to warm up, you need a foundation that can keep up with the warmer temperatures. My go-to foundation for warmer temps is my Dior Forever foundation and lately,  I’ve been mixing it with Maybelline Super Stay foundation and it has the most beautiful finish that lasts all day!

A good setting powder

Laura Mercier- Translucent Loose Setting Powder  and BareMinerals-BareSkin Perfecting Veil

My favorite setting powder of all time is the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder I’ve noticed that when I don’t “bake” my makeup, it slips and slides, so this is a must!

Another powder that I love to use to set my makeup is my Bare Minerals Perfecting Veil I keep this is my purse at all times for quick touch-ups throughout the day.

Face Oils

Tarte Cosmetics – Maracuja Oil   and The Body Shop – Oils of Life

I love face oils and use them mostly at night. A trick to combating wrinkles is to sleep while wearing face oils. At night our skin starts to rejuvenate itself and when your skin is properly moisturized it helps your skin to remain soft and supple and fight signs of aging. Two of my favorite face oils are Tarte’s Maracuja oil and The Body Shop  Oils of Life. I actually own several face oils and it is my favorite part of my nighttime skincare routine.  During my makeup application, I use face oils around my eye and lips.

A pretty pink or Coral Blush

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Estee Lauder–  Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush In Pink Kiss

This blush has been my favorite blush for years, I buy the same shade over and over and it lasts so long. This Estée Lauder pure color blush is the perfect pink for an array of skin tones. It gives me a natural flush of color even when I’m doing “no-makeup makeup” and can still be bold enough for a full glam look.

Neutral Nail Polish

Sally Hansen – Complete Salon Manicure

While this item is not exactly a makeup item it’s great to have on hand for spring. Shades like dusty pinks and nudes go with everything and will never clash with your outfits.

Shades to try are:

Pink Pong and Sweet Talker From Sally Hansen

Thanks for reading guys! Please be sure to follow and share with your friends and I would love to know, what some of your favorite items for spring? Comment Below!

Xo

Nene

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Best Face Mask For All Skin Types

OriginsClear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask 

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This face mask is one of my favorites! The active ingredient is charcoal, which detoxifies and draws out impurities.  After using this face mask my skin feels super soft and my pores appear smaller, I love it!

Proactiv Skin Purifying Mask 

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When I was in high school, my grandma started purchasing me proactive through infomercials and I would always receive the Skin Purifying Mask as a free gift. It quickly became my favorite part of my skincare regimen and I would use it nighly as a spot treatment and it also has sulfur in it!.  Fast forward several years later and I still purchase the mask, which is now sold separately at many vendors including Proactive.com  and ULTA  (Thanks, Granny!)

Queen Helene- Mint Julep Masque

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This face mask is a cult favorite and I first started using it while in high school and have been purchasing it ever since. This minty mask refreshes and revitalizes your skin, its great for drying out pesky pimples and works wonders on all skin types. I love using this mask as a spot treatment, the combination of sulfur and mint is like kryptonite to blemishes.

Bath and Body Works Face Sheet Mask

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I recently purchased this face mask when making a gift bag for one of my friend’s birthdays and I decided to purchase one for myself as well.  I was a little hesitant because I didn’t exactly see Bath and Body Works as a skincare brand for face products, even though I love their body care and its one of my favorite stores.  So I tried It in the Keep It Fruity fragrance and it was such a treat!  If you’re a K beauty Fan and love sheet mask, definitely give this one a try. It has papaya and tea extracts and my skin was so soft and glowed afterward. I like to put mine in the refrigerator to soothe puffy skin.

Lush Cosmetics Fresh Face Mask in Rosy Cheeks

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I love lush products and anything that smell like rose oil. This face mask includes rose clay and calamine, which help soothe irritated skin. Whenever my skin feels tired, I love to indulge in a refrigerated mask, it instantly peps my skin and is perfect for prepping skin for a gorgeous makeup application.

Dr. Brandt Skincare MAGNETIGHT Age-Defier 

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I recently received this mask complementary from Influenster. It was my first time using a magnetic face mask and I loved it! It comes with a magnetic tool that removes the mask and attracts access oils and impurities for glowy, supple, skin.  If you’re looking for an anti-aging facemask, give this one a try. It helps reduce signs of aging which is a great benefit to this unique magnetic face mask.

Let me know if you guys have tried any of these! I would love to hear about your favorites.

xo – Harronisha