Crown Brush Purchase from HauteLook (my original obsession)

Hautelook Crown

It has been a while since I last made a Crown Brush purchase from HauteLook. I remember placing orders every time Crown Brush was on HauteLook (BTW Crown Brush is on HauteLook this weekend). What caught my attention this time around was the HauteLook Exclusive 10-Piece Syntho Brush Set for $5.00. I did manage to get a few other things too. LOL!

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I was definitely was in need of a mixing tray.

I’ve owned a few of the angle liner/spoolie brushes in the past. These brushes have gone missing from my room for some strange reason. Hmmm

A few of my concealer brushes have gone missing as well. I guess that is what happens when you have daughters.

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I am very pleased with this purchase. It looks like I’m going to have to make room for future Crown Brush purchases from HauteLook. ;)

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August 2015 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my August ipsy Bag are:

  • Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Liner Pen – Black
  • Swissco Soft Touch Slant Tweezers
  • Hikan Cosmetics Lip Gloss – Merlot
  • Battista Dry Shampoo
  • AILA Cosmetics Luxury Nail Lacquer – Mister Pookies

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August ipsy swatch                                                 Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Liner Pen – Black

August ipsy swatch2                                                          Hikan Cosmetics Lip Gloss – Merlot

August ipsy swatch3                                                          AILA Cosmetics Luxury Nail Lacquer – Mister Pookies

Style Week Pittsburgh 2015: Pinstripes & Pearls

Style Week Pittsburgh was back for a third year. This week took place between August 12th to August 16th. The Pinstripes & Pearls event was held at the LUXE East Liberty Showroom.

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Style bowties                         Knotzland Bowties

Style Dress                                                                 A representative from Dress for Success as in attendance.

Style Jewelry  Jewelry by Silpada

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Style Food

Style Models

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Style Truck

Style Vintage Boutique

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August 2015 Birchbox

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The Contents of my August Birchbox are:

  • dr. brandt® pores no more® cleanser
  • Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer
  • LAQA & Co. Cheeky Lip – Humble Brag
  • Oribe Masque for Beautiful Color
  • Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Color
  • RUSK® Volumizing Mousse

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August Birchbox Swatch                                              LAQA & Co. Cheeky Lip – Humble Brag

It’s a Natural Thang Summer Meet Up 2015

Natural hair group It’s a Natural Thang held their Summer Meet Up Saturday, July 25th. The theme of the meet up was Generations. Attendees had the opportunity to bring their children and parents to share in this experience. There was also Little Miss Natural for little girls to showcase their natural hair styles.

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Goody Bag2                                      Goody bag with samples of Taliah Waajid™ haircare products.

Sweethearted raffle win                                                                     Won this cute hat in a raffle. Hat courtesy of Sweet Hearted.

Sweet Tee Purchase                                               Purchased this natural bug repellant from Sweet T’s Beauty All Natural Bath and Body Products.

Shea Butter Purchase                                                              I couldn’t resist purchasing the Vanilla Sandalwood Butta from Good Body Stuff Body Scrubs Body and Butters.

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Little Miss Natural         Participants in Little Miss Natural.

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July 2015 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my July ipsy Bag are:

  • Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser
  • OFRA Cosmetics Bliss Eyeshadow & Highlighter
  • Jor’el Parker Classico
  • Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Lip Balm – Ruby
  • tarte deluxe Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer

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July ipsy Swatch                         Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Lip Balm – Ruby

July ispy Swatch2                     tarte deluxe Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer

July ispy Swatch3                   OFRA Cosmetics Bliss Eyeshadow & Highlighter

July 2015 Birchbox

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The contents of my July Birchbox are:

  • LA FRESH® Eco-Beauty® Waterproof Makeup Remover
  • Davines MINU Shampoo
  • Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Push-Up Liner-Black
  • Stila look at me liquid lipstick – Bella
  • Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid™
  • Davines MINU hair serum
  • Davines MINU Conditioner

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July Birchbox Swatch                      Stila look at me liquid lipstick – Bella

July Birchbox Swatch2                Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Push-Up Liner-Black

 

Walgreen’s BOGO Sale on Shea Moisture

I took advantage of the buy one get one free sale Walgreen’s had on Shea Moisture products.

This is what I purchased.

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  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Treatment Masque
  • Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
  • Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

Walgreens Purchase2  I stuck with the Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Restorative Conditioner. I didn’t feel the need to try a different shampoo and conditioner at this time.

Walgreens Purchase3  I started using the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner during the Winter. It’s been a great addition to my haircare routine.

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Walgreens Purchase5  I’ve had my eyes on the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Growth & Restore Treatment Masque for quite some time. I’m glad Walgreen’s had this in stock.

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International Natural Hair Meet Up

The International Natural Hair Meetup Day was held Saturday May 30, 2015. Various locations throughout the world held this event. I attended the International Natural Hair Meet Up that was held in Pittsburgh, PA. The Pittsburgh based natural hair group It’s a Natural Thang sponsored this event  In addition to having wonderful vendors, this event concluded with a special presentation. The presentation was called “International Hair, The Diaspora Edition: The drum, the braid, the dance.” The presentation documented the story of African descendants and gave an account of hairstyles/headwraps and dance traditions.

Hair Even Purchase

My purchase from the Ujamaa Collective located in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA

Hair Event Purchase3  E-MA’s Green Hair Food and Black Soap

Hair Event Purchase2  Creative Lady Hand Crafted Hair Accessories purchase

Hair Event Goodies  I received a goodie bag for being one of the first 25 people who purchased a ticket to the International Natural Hair Meet Up.

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High Tea with SYOUper Fly!

Last week I attended my first High Tea with the group SYOUper Fly! SYOUper Fly! is the sister group of It’s a Natural Thang. Both of these groups are based in Pittsburgh, PA. The High Tea was held at Arnold’s Tea located at East Ohio Street on the North Side of Pittsburgh. This was a great opportunity for the ladies who attended to network and enjoy some delicious tea and treats. :)

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HighTea Tea2  I tried the Peach Apricot Ginger Cream tea

HighTea Plate  My plate

High Tea Headwrap  Glad to see I wasn’t the only one rocking a headwrap.

High Tea Headwrap2 I kept the eyes neutral. Applied pink blush and a pink lip color.High Tea Group Picture