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SPRING FLING! Gorgeous Curls for $15!

Hey guys! There's a new review up on my channel, this time on this beyond gorgeous half-wig from Outre! I found this unit online for a steal (just $15!)

   Get the wig here: Outre Dominican Curly Half-Wig
   Make-up deets:

   Foundation: Smashbox Studio Skin
   Contour: Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer
   Lippie: Colourpop "Clueless"
   Eyebrows: Nyx Eyebrow Gel
   Eyeshadow: Juvia's Place Masquerade Palette

   Check out my review for this unit below and don't forget to head over to my channel and            subscribe!!

Snag Free Beauty Products! + Ole Henriksen Skincare Haul

Hey guys! I'm back with another haul for you but this time it's a skincare haul! I tend to be a pretty oily gal, so I was super excited when I got an email from Influenster letting me know that my first voxbox would be from Ole Henriksen's new "Balance" line!

This line is intended to put the brakes on oily skin while ensuring optimal hydration and keeping your skin glowing all day (in a good way!). The box I received came with three products from this line:

1. Find Your Balance-Oil Control Cleanser: This is more of a creamy cleanser than a foaming cleanser which I actually appreciated! I find that foaming cleansers require more product in the long run and at $25 a bottle, it's best to be very conservative and get more bang for your buck. The first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle was the smell: an invigorating peppermint that feels just as good as it smells! The cleanser left my skin feeling taught and fresh and surprising smooth.

2. Balancing Force-Oil Control Toner: I love love LOVE this toner!! I've tried a bunch of different drugstore brands of toner but none have ever made my pores disappear like this one. There is a slight burn (most likely due to my just getting my eyebrows done-don't make that mistake!) but again, the peppermint comes in clutch with the cooling component that calms my skin and reduces the red blotchiness I tend to get. It did come in a full sized bottle and a little goes a long way with this product so I was stoked!

3. Counter Balance- Oil Control Hydrator: Now, on to the moisturizer. I was initially put off by the greasiness of this product upon application- "what the heck, isn't this supposed to be oil control?" but the product dried up relatively quickly and left my skin looking smooth and supple. Another plus, my makeup appeared to go on smoother when I applied it, almost as if the moisturizer acted as a primer. So, all in all- a pretty good product as well if you can get over the initial discomfort of the greasiness.

Check out my review below:

Now, a little bit of info about Influenster:

Influenster is this awesome app where you can snag free stuff in exchange for your honest review of the products. The products come delivered to you house in its own special "VoxBox" and can include a variety of things. You could score a skincare box (like moi), cosmetics, hair products, gaming accessories, and even food! All you have to do is head over to their site: and sign up! The site will prompt you to answer a few questions about yourself and your interests (what they call "Snaps") and you're all set! Influenster will notify you if there is a voxbox that matches your interests and you'll get an email once it's sent out with instructions on how to submit your feedback and reviews. Easy, right?

Also, you'll want to download the influenster app so that you can earn badges from social media without having to log on using your desktop or laptop at home.

If you're interested in buying any of the Ole Henriksen items from the Balance line, you can check them out here

They're a little more pricey than the usual stuff I review, but I found them in a smaller set on sephora for just $35 which is a steal since the individual full sized products cost between $25-$40 each.

Check out the set here: Ole Henriksen's Balance It All Essentials Kit

All in all, this collection gets a 8 out of 10 from me! I'm digging it!



Hey dolls! There's a new video up on my channel! This one is a collaboration with 599 Fashion who graciously sent me 5 super dope items to review for you all!

There were so many cute items to choose from it was hard to choose, BUT I ended up going with  taupe-ish midi bodycon dress

 a pink crop top and pencil skirt set

This really comfy tunic type top

And a couple of super cute hoodies

Okay so, funny story. I didn't realize when I picked out the purple hoodie that there were these huge slits on the side lol But they're actually only noticeable when I raise my arms (see above pic) and I actually kind of love that little detail. 

I've been seeing a lot of Youtubers review items from this site and I must say, I was initially really apprehensive because I know there are a few sites with comparable prices but their sizing is completely off (talking to you, RoseGal). HOWEVER, 599Fashion really came in clutch with the sizing and stretchy material. That being said, when you purchase from this site, be sure to order your size. No need to go up or down because the items are a true to size. The fit is great and all of the items on their site are $10 or less! 

Use my discount code: CM376 for 20% off your purchase at 599 Fashion but hurry! Items sell out fast on this site so the items pictured may not be available anymore, but new items are added every day!!! 

Don't say I never gave you anything ;) 


SLAY on a Budget | $25 Baddie Hair

Hey lovies!

I'm back with another wig review for you all! This is the ModelModel Lace Number 201 unit and I have it in a blue-black color. Check out my review below and don't forget to head over to my channel and subscribe so that you're notified when I upload a new vid! <3

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