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Friday, January 1, 2016

New year, new goals

I had the most amazing 2015. I finally was able to finish school and get my cosmetology license, which unfortunately kept me too busy to do much online. I travelled some, took some great classes across the country, and met some great new friends.

2016 has already started off amazing. I'm taking a course next week to do eyebrow microblading, which I can't wait to get done on myself. If you haven't heard of it, it is a semi-permanent tattoo that looks like real brow hairs. It will be huge this year as it becomes more popular.

I have a secret project coming in March where I will be doing makeup on a cable television show episode. I can't talk about it yet, but I am stoked. 

I am hoping to start my apprenticeship soon so I can get my Master Cosmetology license as soon as possible. Then I will be able to open my own beauty shop. 

I have learned there is no dream too big and no goal too small. Here's to 2016 being even better than 2015!

What are your goals this year?

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Bravon Beauty magnetic eyes shadow solo- swatches

Here are some swatches from my most recent order. I will at some point make a post with all swatches in one place. For now, I just want to get these out there for anyone trying to decide which shades to purchase. When I researched, I found very little information out there.

These are Bravon's single pressed shadows. They come in matte or satin finish. You can pop these into any empty palette like a z palette or the ones Bravon offers. They are $11 each and are the standard pan size as Mac and Mug.

Top row: sweet tangerine- satin, brilliant sun- satin, waterfall- satin, glazed raspberry- satin

Bottom row: eclipse- satin, desert heat- satin, champagne diamond- satin, midnight amethyst- satin, rich cocoa- satin.

I applied all of these with the Bravon rounded shadow brush. I am testing the new upcoming foundation, and used it as the base under the shadows. Some of the brighter colors and the dark brown have tiny sparkles in them, but they are very subtle once applied to the skin.

I do have more colors coming next week that I will add to this post. Like I told Bravon, I'm on a mission to have them all ��.

Happy Shopping!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bravon Beauty haul with swatches

I was able to purchase Bravons Hot Picks before it sold out. Here are swatches and some extras with this order.

Top to bottom: sumi ultra matte lipcreme in Young Fig, Golden Topaz gel liner, mother of pearl pigment, black sand beach pigment, northern lights pigment, glistening sand pigment

Top to bottom: crystal nude lip liner, motto matte lipstick in courageous rose pink, lip spa Aqua gloss in berry smoothie, and then young fig and all from above picture

Top to bottom:glistening sand, 70 degrees and sunny bronzer, 60 degrees and sunny bronzer, petunia blush

This is my fourth order from Bravon and I once again love everything. You can feel how much love and attention goes into each product. I highly recommend.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Jouer Cosmetics Holiday 2015 "It Girl" Collection

The only thing I would change about my Jouer cosmetics products, are the sizes of the items. They are so small! But other than that, fabulous! The packaging is elegant, the quality is superb, and the shades are classic and girly. 

I first saw this collection in a sneak peek on Snapchat. ( Follow czjouer on Snapchat). I knew I had to have it. I've only tried a few items from the brand, but I've grown fond of Amelie and Christina in the time I've spent with them on social media, and the grace and class that Christina radiates makes me want to be just like her. So, here I am venturing into more products. I also purchased the blemish primer and lip balm to try.

The It Girl collection contains four cosmetic items and a small brush and clutch. 

The items are: 

Kitten liner (also included in the Fall Le Matchbox). Basic black liquid liner with felt tip. I missed out on the Fall box so I'm glad to have it.

Kiki lipstick. This is a gorgeous almost metallic pinky gold. Guaranteed to make the lips look fuller.

Gold Sable liquid shimmer eyeliner. Beautiful! This is holiday in a tube. Not a garish, yellow gold. This is a subtle champagne gold with a truly metallic shimmer. 

Luminizing brightening powder. Christina uses this under her eyes, and I really struggle with that area, so I really want to try this out. It's a peachy beige color with a subtle luminescence.

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I can't wait to try more items from this brand! What are your favorites?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Laura Geller Roman Holiday TSV Review

If you missed out on this TSV recently, run to and see if you'd shade is still available. It is gorgeous!

I expected the lipstick to be deeper and cooler, but I'm pleased that it's more of s peachy pink. All the colors are super wearable and neutral. And hallelujah, Laura knows that brow pencils need to be ashy. There's no brass in this pencil.

Everyone wants to know how the glow in this new balance n brighten appears in the skin. There is definitely a noticeable luminescence to it, but it's is moe subtle than the It Cosmetics Illuminating powder. That one made me look like I sparkled like the tin man. I will give a full review once I've tested it out more. 

Overall, I'm loving this set. The price was great. The sizes are all full size except maybe the gloss. And these are all staple pieces for everyday. 

Did you purchase this set? What are your thoughts? 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Le Métier de Beaute September 2015 VIP Beauty Vault box

I'm so not impressed with this blue eyeshadow, but here it is for those interested in seeing it. The brush is nice. Please, no more blue!!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Le Métier De Beaute VIP 2015-2016 August box

Because I love you, I have rushed to post this to let you know what this first box contains. I was beyond excited when I realized that my first box had finally arrived! 

So I opened the box to find this sleek little black box tied with a ribbon.

I then opened that box to find a slim black compact wrapped in plastic.

I immediately ripped off that plastic to discover....

According to the insert, this is a bronzer, two blush, and three shadows. This was the most accurate looking photo I could muster in my bedroom lighting. She's a beauty!

I can't wait to see what the next 11 months withhold! This is a pricy subscription that is all paid upfront. I don't think you can get it anymore until next year. Check the LMbD Facebook page for more info.

What do you think of this subscription service?