40q tag

First off, don’t hate me. I have been so unmotivated to do much of anything. I feel like most of you will understand that sometimes you just don’t care, lol. BUT I’m back!

I thought I’d come back with a 40Q tag. Basically its 40 beauty questions and I’m just going to answer them!qa

SKINCARE
-How many times do you wash your face daily?  2. In the morning and before bed!
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) Combo but mostly oily.
-What is your current facial wash? Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Cleanser
-Do you exfoliate? Yes! At least every other day.
-What brand do you use? Nip + Fab Glycolic Scrub
-What moisturizer do you use? Nip + Fab Kale Fix Moisturizer (I’m on a N+P binge rn)
-Do you have freckles? A few
-Do you use eye cream? Sometimes, but not often
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? Yesss and yes
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? No

MAKE-UP
-What foundation do you use? Right now I have been using my Make Up Forever HD foundation a lot.
-How about concealer? Tarte Shape Tape, I swear by it. It IS worth the hype.
-Do you know your undertone color? Pink D:
-What do you think of fake eyelashes? I love them, I rarely go without anymore, lol.
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? Ofcourse, I also have a post about shelf life for your products for anyone who wants to check that out click here
-What brand of mascara do you use? Right now I have been using Urban Decay’s Perversion, I really like the brush and the actual product.
-Sephora or MAC? Depends on the product I am looking at, I guess.
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card? No.
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application? Sponges, brushes, oh my.
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? Sometimes, but most of my shadows are really pigmented and stay so I don’t worry too much.
-For the face? Yes definitely.
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? The dark reds in the Modern Renaissance palette!
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Liquid.
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Surprisingly not too often anymore, lol.
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? They’re messy and stressful D:
-Do you use mineral makeup? Sometimes.
-What is your favorite lipstick? ‘Time Square’ from Colourpop
-How about lipgloss? Too Faced Lip Injection. It’s a plumper/lip gloss but isn’t thick and tacky.
-What is your favorite blush to use? Love Flush from Too Faced
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay? No.
-Do you like drugstore makeup? Ofcourse.
-Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets) Every now and then.
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? I have taken plenty, especially back in cosmetology school.
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? I’m clumsy at my whole life.
-Name a makeup crime that you hate? None, there’s no wrong way to do make up, so there’s no crime.
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? Depends on my mood.
-Which celebrity always has great make up? ZENDAYA.
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use? Mascara
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? Of course. I mean, I wouldn’t be happy, but lol
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? Yes!
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? God, I don’t even know.
-What do you think of Makeup?

I tried to drop specific products incase you guys were interested in checking them out. If you have any questions about what I use, etc feel free to message me on social media or drop them below ūüėÄ

xo

p.s. I will be going back to my regular posts, so no worries.

 

 

 

 

Help!

So I have removed my husband from update notifs for the blog so I can ask for your help!

For Valentines, I am asking people from ALL AROUND THE WORLD to help write these notes so I can share them all with him for Valentines!

Something along the lines of “Kenyatta, Shawna’s love for you is so big it has reached _(where you love)_”

If you can do this for me please message me on twitter or instagram at @shawnadawnx

Here are some I have so far:

sunday funday + becca

ytw.jpgIt’s Sunday fun day! Except not really, because I have been sick all week long and all weekend, D: More like Sunday take-medicine-every-four-to-six-hours-day. Has a ring to it, I think. Head colds are the worst.

On a different sick note, does anyone else like the feeling of sneezing, or is that just me? Anyway..

First off, congrats to Ashley Bonniville, who was our Smile Brilliant winner! Thank you to everyone else who participated, it was a great turn out!

Today’s post will just be a quick little something, just so I don’t leave you guys hanging. I do have tons of stuff I bought over the holidays that I can’t wait to share with you.

So, I have heard so much hype for the Becca highlighters, so I thought it was time I tried it out. I will admit I was a little iffy because of the price for one single highlighter, but I think it was actually worth the money. Will I buy another single Becca highlighter for the same beccaamount? Probably not. But that doesn’t negate the quality, I just don’t think I need anymore highlighters anytime soon, lol.

I really like the packaging. It is cute but simple and not too crazy. I think that between the packaging and the quality of the product that the price is okay.

I decided to pick up the ‘Pearl’ highlighter. The product itself is really nice. It is super smooth and pigmented. I really like the shine and it can be nice and natural or you can build up without it looking cakey like a lot of highlighters do when built up.

handI will admit, while I really enjoy it a lot, I don’t see the hype. I mean I see the hype, but just not over other highlighters, you know what I mean? It’s nice but it doesn’t seem any better than some of the highlighters I already own. Which sucks, because I feel like I should be praising it with the attention from it, but I don’t have the need. However, I am not bashing it either because there are definitely worse highlighters out there. With that said, if you are willing to spend the money, then I think you should own at least one Becca highlighter.

What did you guys think about the Becca highlighters? Worth the hype or too hyped up?

 

 

December Favourites

Hello my beautiful little flowers! ūüėÄ

Quick reminder, if you are interested in entering the giveaway, please do so before time is up! Also, I wanted to apologize for not giving you much content these past few weeks, but I have been out of state for vacation. I thought I would stick to what I said, and give you a IMG_2149.JPGDecember Favourites!

All my faves from last month are all skincare related, so here we go:

First off, is the OFRA Drying Lotion. This is for those of you who are like me and get the randomest break outs, for absolutely no reason. Just shake it up and use it as a spot treatment. I usually leave it on overnight and wash my face in the morning. This stuff is seriously a miracle in a bottle. It dries the break out, which can, depending on the size of the break out, clear it up almost completely, or reduce it in size a good bit.  It has been a life saver, especially during my special time of the month, when my body completely hates me *insert eye roll here*.img_2148

Also, something I have been using is the Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk. I am actually kind of annoyed with myself, because I forgot to bring this on my trip!

It works for all skin types and it seriously does SO much. It detoxifies, cleanses, removes make up, and moisturizes!

Not to mention this stuff smells like heaven. I actually really love S&G and have been meaning to make a post with my fav S&G things, so maybe I will do that when I get back home!

Next are some more Nip + img_2147Fab items! I believe I had a N+P product in my November Favs, so you may be familiar with the brand. One is the Kale Fix moisturizer and the other is the Kale Fix make up removing pads. The moisturizer is great and I think it would be especially great for dryer skin. You can notice a difference with your face as soon as it hits your skin. It also softens your face, which makes it feel SO smooth. The make up removing pads have the same affect. If you have dry skin, I honestly recommend you try this out.

What are some of your favourite products that you have been trying out?

xx

 

 

Smile Brilliant Whitnening!

 

Hello my little gumdrops :pkfru7986

Today I wanted to tell you guys about something I have been using for the last few weeks. You may have seen me talk about it on social media here and there.

I have been using Smile Brilliant’s teeth whitening kit. (I also linked it up for you guys, so you can feel free to check it out yourself!) Now being into beauty and make up, as I am, I am also really big on keeping my teeth white.

yhfb4473Let me just go ahead and say I have tried a lot of  things: whitening strips, oil pulling, etc. Nothing has worked so fast and so easily than the whitening gel from Smile Brilliant.

So basically, you can order a full kit, which comes with molds to make a custom fitted tray for your teeth, whitening gel, and desensitizing gel.

You mix a tub of white paste and blue paste (quickly) and place it onto the mold tray and bite down so that it gets a perfect form of your teeth. They send three of each, incase you do accidently mess up one. Let me just say the molding process was super messy, there was drool everywhere! But surely you guys can do it better than I did, lol. I also managed to get lipstick all over the molding, which I sent a note apologizing for!

After that, you fill out the little card that comes with it, put it in its packaging and mail it off to get your trays made! Once the trays come in (with a cute little case for it!) you can start using your whitening gel! You just put a small line of whitening gel into your tray, slide it on and let it sit from 30 minutes to 3 hours. img_2025

Helpful tip: build your way up to a img_2026higher time, just incase you feel sensitivity. Then you put some desensitizing gel into the tray for 15-20 minutes, and ta-da.

I am not a coffee person, but I know a lot of you guys are, so this could be something you might be interested in. Or just for you guys who just like keeping a white smile, like me, lol.

My favourite thing about this way of whitening is that its super convenient and because the trays stay on. If you have ever tried whitening strips, then you know how annoying

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blogging #whileiwhiten

they can be and can slide around and slip off. Or teeth whitening where you have to go to the dentist and fork out hundreds of dollars for trays and whitening.

I seriously spend my time whitening when I blog, do coursework or cleaning. I just feel like I am getting so much done that way.

I totally recommend giving it a try, especially if everything else didn’t work out for you like it didn’t for me.

Also before trying, I thought I would drop you a little article. It basically just kind of goes over a couple of things to consider (like how much gel, if you should get desensitizing gel, etc) before buying teeth whitening products: 7 things to know before buying

Also to be helpful, I am going to link you to the video I watched when I was making my molds! Kelli Tanner:How I Whiten

Also, keep an eye out for my next post because it will contain the rules to enter in a giveaway for your very own Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit, courtesy of Smile Brilliant and I!

I am currently out of state for the holidays but the giveaway rules WILL be post by Friday at the latest, so keep your eyes open!!!


Professional Teeth Whitening

JustNeem + giveaway

img_0835Hi there puppets! I’ve missed you all and hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween. If you want to check out my families Halloween, head over to my Instagram (I posted tons of photos!).

I can’t believe it is already November! Christmas is around the corner, and the cold weather has already begun. While I hate the cold weather, I love breaking out my hoodies and boots.

Luckily, the neighborhood I took my little one around for Halloween, was also giving out hot chocolate! How sweet is that. Just goes to show that in the midst of a crazy world, some people care.

So today, in order to finally give my other areas on my page some content, I am going to talk to guys about some great skincare products I got to try out! img_0859

I would like to take a moment to thank¬†JustNeem for sending me these products. I received them for the sole purpose of talking about how I really feel about them. So let’s get to it :p

First, all products are from raw and natural ingredients. I know natural ingredients are important to some of you guys, so if you need a new skincare line to check out, here you go!

Now out of the products I received, the clay mask is my absolute favourite. It cleans, exfoliates, and hydrates all at once. A lot of masks that exfoliate tend to dry me out as well, so the fact that this hydrates too, is amazing. I’ve been using it about twice a week for two weeks now, and in that little time my face looks so much clearer and smoother.

img_0861The cuticle oil pen is super convenient. I literally keep it stashed in my purse. It’s been great for my cuticles and I haven’t had any hangnail type of things going on. I don’t keep my nails done, because I am so busy with my hands that it always chips too¬†easily or gets in the way. So at least my cuticles are taken care of! If you need some cuticle help that is easy and convenient, give it a try.

 

IMG_0860.PNGNow, I will admit that the Pumpkin Spice¬†body butter¬†is not one of my favourite things. Mainly because of the smell. I have never been a fan of the Pumpkin Spice smell. BUT I know a lot of you guys love that kind of thing, so this may be for you. The smell aside, this lotion moisturizes like nothing before. I am a big fan of Bath and Body Work’s lotions and don’t stray from them, but this lotion actually moisturizes better and it seems to stay moisturized longer.

If any of you guys are interested in any of this, or anything else you may have seen on their site I have a 25% off code for you guys! It is off your entire order and the code it TRYNEEM.

Also their social media handle for Twitter and Instagram are @justneem

My goal is to post again for you guys before the end of the week, so I will see you soon!

As always don’t forget to follow me on social media for other products and giveaways. ALSO we are SO close to our goal for the next giveaway! So share this post, like it, comment, and follow!

xox

 

 

 

Make Up For Ever: Ultra HD

Hello my little ladybugs! mufelay

I intended to post yesterday, but I have been sick this week. To be honest, I am not feeling that great today either, but I wanted to get some content out for you guys.

Also, I am going to start posting twice a week very soon.

To those of you who have had a hard time finding THE foundation. Make Up For Ever may be a good place to start. Not only do they have liquid foundation, but they also have stick foundation.

mufeswatcgMy favourite thing about Make Up For Ever is that they have such a wide range of shades to choose from.

It kind of makes it hard to not find a match.

The liquid foundation is wonderful. It is super thin in consistency, but will also give you great coverage. Since it is a thin product, it really helps you get a smooth and even finish.

It is one of the more natural looking and more comfortable foundations I have tried. It also works well with SO many different skin types, which is a plus.

The foundation stick is equally amazing. This stick has a thicker consistency, but still blends in nicely and is comfortable. Faceeee.jpg

Darker shades also work really well as a contour stick. Also I know a lot of stick products I have found are harder to blend but this foundation stick is SUPER blendable.

Me, personally, I think these are going to be my go to fall/winter products.

What are your favourite fall/winter foundations/products? Let me know below.

The products in this post were sent to me by Influenster and Make Up For Ever (also thank you so much to them!).