Essence Beauty Box

I have always loved the idea of a subscription service for products. I mean you get items delivered right to your door and you can try out samples of different products. I joined a popular makeup subscription service a few months ago and I was so excited because i had seen all the hype behind it.

Well, imagine my disappointment when I received my box and the products i paid for just were not right for my skin type. I am a WOC(woman of color) I have gold undertones, so not ALL makeup will work for me. I felt like it was a waste of my money when I was not able to use most of the products that I had purchased.

I was a little sad. Well, imagine my joy when I found out that Essence is debuting their own beauty box in OCT 2015! I am so excited to try out this subscription box. For only $15 a month I will be able to try products that will work for my skin tone as well as support business owned by POC(Essence has stated that they will feature at least one product a month by a black owned business)

This seriously has made me so excited. I can’t wait until October so I can see what is inside the first box. You can sign up for your own box here

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture Palette

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photo courtesy of Sephora

This palette is a limited edition and I have to say HANDS DOWN this is my FAVORITE palette. Its perfect for everyday looks as well as special occasions. here are two of my favorite looks that I have created. Stay tuned. I will have a tutorial for one of these looks later this week as well as a giveaway :)

 

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Fun Lip Friday

I have been playing in makeup a lot lately. Learning what I like and what I don’t like, learning different techniques to apply and just overall having some fun.

I decided that this year I was going to step outside the box when it came to my lipstick shades and I am proud of myself of sticking to that promise. Each friday I will feature a shade that I wouldn’t wear normally. Fun Lip Friday will be a day that I encourage all my readers to step outside the box too. I would love to see what looks you come up with. So please tag me on IG @floridanatural83 and hashtag the pic #funlipfriday.

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IMG_2331Lipstick: Coloured raine – Suite Raine// Eyes: look created using Urban Decay Electric Palatte 

 

Coloured Raine Review

I have always loved bright colors. The brighter the better but when it comes to my lipstick I have always been a pink,purple,nude and red type of girl. I have always wanted to step outside the box but never had the nerve to do so.

I came across this company called Coloured Raine and as  I was perusing the cosmetics, I saw some of the brightest “out of the box” colors I have seen. I decided to just take the plunge and I ordered three liquid lipsticks and one normal lipstick.

As soon as I received them I immediately put on a color that I would have never even thought of trying before.

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Wearing Emerald Raine

I absolutely loved the green!

Here are my thoughts and the other colors that I purchased.