America’s Next Top Model British Invasion Finale featurette!

The time has come for the British invasion to come to a close with Laura (Team USA) and Sophie (Team UK) to battle it out. I’m personally rooting for Sophie because she deserves it more for all her struggles in London and oh yeah, she LOOKS like a model. Laura on the other hand, patriotism aside, I felt like just wanted it in the end when she started getting great feedback from the panel of judges. I can’t wait to see who wins because the contestants are actually close friends and there’s a never-been-done-before FOREVER XXI fashion show! HOLLA at ya girl’s FAVE trendy store to shop at B) Lookin’ at you West Coast mavens!

ANYhoot. That runway walk is sure not to disappoint because I can’t wait to see what Macau fashion sense pulls outta their hats. Courtesy of CW here are some pictures of the runner’s up in their final challenge and Covergirl ad shoot!

Kat Von D Triple Threat Tattoo Liner Review

Contains 3 felt tip pen sizes

I know I’ve been MIA for the past month but I feel confident that the new theme design and colors I selected for my blog will give me the confidence to push out more styling tips, reviews, and videos for YOU! 🙂 Anyways..the review. This was my first purchase from the Kat Von D brand label and going in, I heard that Kat’s eyeshadows and lipsticks were trustworthy but heard nothing about her eyeliners. I figured that since she is a skilled and talented tattoo artist I should just bite the bullet and try them out at least! Sephora is the exclusive retailer for most of her products (I think?) and that is where I bought it, as part of my birthday present to myself! HAH

For the longest time I was looking for a good, thick, DEEP black eye liner that wouldn’t smudge or bleed. LONG LASTING is the most vital factor for me when I consider buying different eyeliners. I feel like Kat Von D is a good standard combination for those characteristics! The trio pack comes in 3 tip sizes ranging from thin, to medium, to extra thick. I don’t have a favorite because I alternate each day as to what mood I’m feeling! It’s cute because each size has different labels:

Saint: Achieve the thinnest line possible.
Sinner: Achieve the thickest line possible.
Poetica: Intricately molded chiseled tip like a fountain pen back in the old days!

This product has gotten a lot of flack for the unnecessary inclusion of the 3 sizes saying, they’re not all that different and one can just change the thickness with the flick of the wrist! Well, my friend, there is a difference! Why compromise the easiness of an eyeliner when you can have the convenience of all three at your fingertips! Besides for the price of one tattoo eyeliner why not just get 3-in-1?! Sephora lists it as $39 whereas just one for the same thing costs $18! That’s almost half. If you want to save money in the long run it’s a no-brainer!

I’m so happy because it’s lasted me two months and not an ounce has dried upon application. I think it’s part of Kat’s eyeliner formula that she prides her felt tips in being so long lasting for any eye shape. Make sure to store the pen caps downward and tightly in a neutral environment to get the most usage!

Josie Maran Argan balm review

Found online or in-store at your local Sephora

So Sephora describes this moisture rich balm as multi-tasking and a neutral solution for dehydrated, dry skin. I’ve had the pleasure of testing it out for a couple weeks now so I’ve gathered my thoughts, tribulations, and experiences so I can share with you! If you do not know what “Argan” oil is (it’s okay because I did not at first haha), argan is kinda like Moroccan oil! Does that ring a bell now? Moroccan oil came on the market a several years ago and just exploded on the market for their silky hair results!

But getting back to the balm. The argan balm is said to seal in hydration and offer nourishment to really anywhere on your body! I bought this $40 jar (yeah kinda pricey) because you can lather it on your legs, arms, and even hair! It’s meant to remedy split hair ends and wherever you feel you need relief from dryness. I most recently used it on my lips tonight because I forgot my lip balm! So it’s great for that too.

The product is 4.6 oz which is a lot for a skin saver! So much waxlike substance in a circular container! A good comparison as to what it looks like to the naked eye is a candle. I was hesitant at first because I wasn’t sure upon purchasing if the wax formula wouldn’t be moist enough. In my past experiences with skin products usually in such an enclosed container with no air opening, the product tends to be too dry to the point where you can’t even use it.

I think it’s travel friendly as well because it’s not a liquid substance and easy to throw in any bag or luggage for your excursion! On a day-to-day basis I wouldn’t advice keeping it in your purse as it is too big or bulky. The argan balm is about the size of my palm just to give you an idea…

Overall I do appreciate supporting eco-friendly brands like Ms. Maran because a part of me feels like I’m giving back to mother nature herself! Josie Maran prints “luxury with a conscience” on everyone of her products as a constant reminder to consumers that she supports makeup made out of the purest and natural of ingredients. Good job Josie!!