if you dont know yourself, you wont love yourself, & if you dont love yourself-you wont RESPECT yourself....-PureBeauty


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sally Hansen Haul/Review

Hey Beauties! Yes, I know I'm a Beauty Junkie...Big Time! Well Sally Hansen was very generous in sending me some items of my choice to review! (video review coming up asap) I picked out the Sexy Curls Eyelash Curler, Salon Effects, The Vitamin-powered Lip Care and the Airbrush Legs!!=)

I had a chance to review these items, and i love how easy this curler works. Some curlers are bulky and uncomfortable and can easily pinch you. I notice right away the handling in this curler was great, comfortable and no accidental pinching! Another thing i like about this curler is on the top of the curler where the handles are, theres a band to clip back into place when you are not using it, makes it better and easier to store this! Thumbs up for that.

Sexy Curls Precision Eyelash Curler- crimp,curl, widen and wink with the deluxe lash curler. Engineered to not touch the face and easier handling and crimping comfort. $6.49

Ok the next thing i choose, was the Airbrush Legs. Now some may think, hold up!!! Why would you want this if you are WOC, well let me explain. It doesn't matter your race or skin tone. I choose this because this would be perfect for the Spring & Summer season when my legs are out the most. This will give me a really nice sexy-even-GLOW!


Tanning and pantyhose are so yesterday. Now you can give your legs a makeover in just seconds. No sun. No salon. No streaks. Just flawless looking, irresistible, sexy legs. This light-weight leg makeup, enriched with Palmaria Extract, enhances the coverage of freckles, veins and imperfections. It’s water and transfer resistant. Bare legs are nice. Airbrush Legs are irresistible. Comes in 4 shades.

Lippies...and more lippies! First off doesnt these shades scream SPRING AND SUMMER? I love how cute they look! And im a big time lover for lip care..we all love smooth kissable lips! I love how smooth they glide on and how each one serves a different purpose. Great to wear alone or under your lipstick. No more dry lips. These lippies really keep your lips moist too!


VITA-A Line Smoother: Get instantly younger looking lips anytime, anywhere with this rejuvenating peach flavored lip-savor. Vitamin A: peptide nutrient complex, this lip detox known to smooth lines and softens lips, fortifying as it beautifies.

VITA-B Lip Moisturizer: Formulated for dull, dehydrated lips, this Juicy Berry flavored lip treatment contains vitamin nutrient complex B known to boost lip moisture and hyaluronic filling spheres to smooth imperfections. Lips are instantly more soft, supple and hydrated.

VITA-C Lip Plumper: Thin Lips are made luscious with a Tangerine-flavored blend of vitamin nutrient complex C, known to stimulate collagen production and micro sponges that encourage fuller looking lips.

VITA-E Lip Soother: Finally rough, peeling lips are a thing of the past. This vanilla flavored, vitamin-powered lip treatment packed with nutrient complex E known to repair rough skin and replenishes essential fatty acids for soft, kissable-smooth lips.

$4.95 each

What an AMAZING PRODUCT right here..nail salon strips. Now you can look cute without stepping into a nail salon, and this will save you some money! These are really simple to put on, and its quick once you get the hang of it. You just have to make sure your nails are free of any oils and dry. The instructions are really simple to follow as well. The only thing i can say i didn't like about it, is how it felt, its not really smooth like nail polish its more like a sticker feeling so to say. But overall i like it, the designs are amazing.


No dry time, nail polish strips for instant glam. They last up to 10 days and its very affordable. They kit comes with 16 nail strips, a cuticle stick, mini file/buffer and instructions. They have many different patterns to choose from like KITTY KITTY, FLY WITH ME, GIRL FLOWER and many more.



For more on SALLY HANSEN, check out their website for the latest products.

*everything in this post were sent to me by PR of Sally Hansen*


Who Wants FREE LASHES???

Hey Beauties!!


Well BORNPRETTYSTORE is hosting a giveway TODAY  8:00 p.m. EST you can read all the INFO HERE

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rimmel London Review and Swatches

Hey Beauties! So today I'm showing you two items that Rimmel London were kind enough to send me to show you all =) I got to choose what i would like to review so i got the Sun Shimmer Maxi Bronzer for Face and Body && Glam'Eyes Eyeshadow Trio in Tempting!
This bronzer is so beautiful and light, perfect to add some glow and shimmer to your face, highlite, or body and the best thing about it- DERMATOLOGIST TESTED!

This Trip Palette is really beautiful, i love the greens. Its very pigmented, especially when you use your primer and base, the colors really POP. They have a bold collection of shades for LOOK-AT-ME EYES, like Orion, Maritime, Fever and Tempting (picture above) What it cost? around $5.00

Swatches of the Bronzer. The pressed powder design beautifully showcases the multi-colored, cascading shades and pearl tones. What it cost? $7.99 and you can get it at any drugstore or mass retailers.

Swatches of the TRIO with out primer and base

My eye look wearing Tempting

I love this Palette!

Make Sure You Check Out RIMMEL for more products

xoxo PureBeauty

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

AwareNess Bracelet-Charm Factory Review

Hey Beauties. If you haven't heard of CharmFacoty, then this is your time. They have a great site where you could custom make your own Charm Bracelet to your likings or if you want you could choose a bracelet that's already finished. Like the one i received in the picture above. The Awareness Bracelet, i like this because you can "decide" what you are going to support, since its not listed on the bracelet. It has charms on it like, Faith-Hope-Believe...I'm choosing to support Breast Cancer =)

The only downfall i would say is the selection of Finished Bracelets are limited...but i guess that's where you come in to make your own Custom Bracelet!=)

*This Bracelet was sent to me for Reviewing Purposes*


Made in the USA
FREE SHIPPING in the US for orders over $25.00

Monday, March 28, 2011

SEXY EyeLashes...

Hey Beauties!! So i had the pleasure in reviewing some lashes from MADAME MADELINE. This site has every brand you could think off of EyeLashes, brands like Ardell, Andrea, Revlon, Elise, and many more...

This site is very affordable plus you get a FREE gift if you spend $20 or more...good right?!

Theres also a coupon code you could use to save even more



This is your stop if you are an Eye Lash Weave Lover, lol! MADAME MADELINE

Pony Love

Hey Beauties...

I have never been the type to wear pony tails because they tend to hurt me, no matter how loose. But today i wanted to actually see how my hair looked in a pony tail (length) and o-mm- to the G, I'm so amazed at how beautiful and long it looks. Looking at this picture, i don't believe this is "my hair"!! If i sound excited and proud, that's because i am!! I have worked my butt off these 2 years to get my hair to be strong and healthy, (which it has never been due to lack of knowledge) so I'm very thrilled!!! I just want to share my journey with others, because it is possible to have long-beautiful-HEALTHY HAIR for WOC!!!

Want to know how i learned all my knowledge on haircare? Join K-I-S-S

HAHA-i think i might be rocking ponytails now lol =)

Stay Blessed Beauties


Sunday, March 27, 2011

MAC Select Sheer Powder

Hey Beauties! So i ordered this a couple weeks ago and it finally came in (back ordered) i must say i love it, i love MAC period, but i really like this product! Now this isn't a for full coverage, its very sheer, so your natural skin is going to shine through but with a beautiful glow to it. This mattes the skin and makes the skin look "naked". This is good for days where you don't want to wear any heavy makeup, but you need something to give you a bit of a wake up look...then this is it. Its very affordable, its $23 and you get alot of product. You may have to use this at least 2xs during the day to refresh.

Here's the actual picture of the powder, NC 45


Picture with me wearing only the MAC SSP

Saturday, March 26, 2011

MAC: Lady Gaga 2

Hey Beauties!!!

So I was able to grab the MAC Lady Gaga 2 lipstick and lipglass when it came out. At first I didn't like it at all, of course i did my research on YT first, and i wasn't pleased with the videos. But i decided to try it for myself. If I liked it-I like it, If i don't-i don't.

Now its all about how you apply it..that's the key. You have to get it to fit you, your style. It took me maybe 3-4 times to get it right on how to apply it without it looking a hot mess lol. Because with nudes, if you are not careful, it could come off looking ashy!!Not Cute


You are going to need of course your Lady Gaga 2 lipstick and lipglass PLUS A LIP LINER, MAC Chestnut....

But BEFORE you apply that..you will need your Lip Balm of choice, i use burts bee (looove)

Next, apply your balm, then lip pencil, a lil bit of lipstick and a touch of gloss...smooth together and your DONE...

Rock It Out!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

13 Week Comparison

Hey Beauties, so here is my 13 week comparison. I love my results. And i have to say I am really proud of myself so far on my hair journey. This is the longest and healthiest my hair has ever been. With sticking to a good regimen for my hair, and learning what to do and what not to do, has made a DRASTIC change in my hair.

I plan to relax my hair in 12 weeks, which brings me to the end of June. This time, i will be doing oil rinses and giving my new growth some TLC by keeping my new growth moisturize and sealed, just like my ends. My hair is getting longer which means more work for me. So its time for me to make some changes in my hair care routine, esp when that new growth is kicking in. My hair is thick,so i have to make sure i detangle the right way or i will get some knots =(

I made a mistake with this last relaxer by not detangleing it before doing my actual relaxer, which resulted in 4 knots in my hair =( which i had to basically rip out...egh...the thought..  =/  So i will makesure i detangle the "PROPER" way from now on...this was my first and my last time i get some freaking knots in my hair!!!

Im really hoping to hit BSL by June and MBL by Dec..this is going to be huge for me, because i have never been that length...but i beleive i could do it with the support of all my KISS SISTERS.. =)

I just received my order from Amazon of the Pure Coconut Oil, i cant wait to use this for my oil rinses...ill let you beauties know how that works out.

Talk To You Beauties Soon...Stay Blessed


Vegan Lovers--Emani Makeup is for YOU!

Hey Beauties, i had the pleasure of reviewing such a great line of makeup called EMANI, this line is The Green Professional Cosmetic Range. I got to choose 3 items of my choice to review, I choose the pressed foundation, blush and eyeshadow...i feel hard in love with their eyeshadow...omg amazing! The foundation I choose was to light, Deep Golden...i think i need the color Tan or Deep G10. Their blush line is so pigmented too..i really really like this line..I will be starting my eyeshadow collection from them.

Let me tell you more about the company:

*Natural and Green: FREE OF TALC, parabens and other harsh chemicals to optimize the HEALTH of your skin. Vegan Friendly and gluten-free.

*Innovative: Integrating science with mineral pigments and organic extracts to produce a high performing cosmetic line.

*Artistic: A paradise playground for all makeup artists with a healthy twist.. Purity and performance to truly interpret the artists vision.

*Sustainable: 100% recycled paper goods are used to help accommodate the long-term carrying capacity of the environment.

*A healthier and glowing complexion in 30 days.

I love this color..omg its sooo pretty!!

 Pressed Powder in Deep Golden

swatches of the blush and eyeshadow

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yummy Candles

Omg Ladies, these candles smell so good. I have mines lit up right now, and the aroma is veeeeeeeeeeery strong..i love it! Seriously this is some good stuff lol. The whole process of ordering the candle was so smooth and quick. I was sent an E-G/C and i ordered this on Friday mid-afternoon and got it yesterday morning...fast huh. =) Check out my Video Review.

Oil Rinse to The Rescue

Hey Beauties!! So I will be adding something to my hair regimen and thought i would share it with you =) !!! OIL HAIR RINSE!! Im going to explain the benifit of doing an oil rinse incase you want to try it yourself.

An Oil Rinse is to help with dry hair, especially African American hair texture. Our hair is the healthiest when its kept moisturizer, and when we keep it moisturize, we will see a MAJOR difference in our hairs health. If we dont keep our hair moisturize-we will indeed see dry hair resulting in breakage..ive been there. Oil Rinses can help soften the hair follicles and promote GROWTH...good right?


1. Wash your hair using warm water to open pores and really get your scalp clean (cold water closes the pores)

2. Next GENEROUSLY apply your oil of choice (i will be using warm coconut oil)

3. Rinse with warm water-at this point your hair should feel soft to the touch. And tangles should be easier to manage.

4. Then follow with your conditioning... pay attention to those ends..we want to retain them =)

5. Use cool water to rinse, this will help remove some of the oil residue. Also cool water will help with smoothing the cuticles-resulting in plenty of SHINE =)

*Remember to Clarify once a month to help remove build up from products, esp oil.*