NYC Expert Last Lip Color

I was browsing the makeup section in Walmart one day when I came across the New York Color cosmetics. I had been browsing the aisles for a new lipstick to try, when my eyes locked in on NYC’s Expert Last Lip Color lipsticks. I read the label and I grabbed three colors I wanted to try. Forever Fuchsia, Creamy Caramel, and Red Rapture.

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Once I had the chance to try these lipsticks, I was in love! The colors were very vibrant and went on smooth. My favorite is Forever Fuchsia! Shades of pink are always my first go to colors because I am a lover of all things pink.

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One night I went out with my hubby and decided to wear the Red Rapture lipstick and to my amazement, the color stayed on all night long! We were out for about 4-5 hours and I never had to reapply, which can be a hassle sometimes if you don’t have great lighting. My lips looked great the whole night! ( the picture below is when I returned home)

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I am very pleased with this product and will definitely be purchasing more. Speaking of purchasing… these New York Color Expert Last Lip Color lipsticks retail for only $1.99. A lot of great benefits for a low price. Also, make sure you exfoliate your lips and apply concealer before putting on your lipsticks for long lasting, beautiful results.

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Sip & Shop at Target

For all you Target lovers out there, you may be living the dream pretty soon. Wouldn’t you just love to relax and sip on a nice mosccato while you shop? Well, pretty soon you will be able to according to the mass retailer.

The first store to get this experience will be a new Chicago store that is opening in October. Target has already applied for two different liqour licenses, confirmed by a spokesman, and plans to serve tapas-style dishes and wine. One is to sell alcohol in the store and the other is to serve it.

You will be free to walk around the store freely and sip on your drink. No restrictions! Say what?!? No approvals has been given yet but hopefully we will get to enjoy this “sip & shop” experience. I’m really looking forward to it!!

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Eyes.Lips.Face.

Eyes Lips Face, better known as E.L.F. cosmetics. I’m sure most of you have seen this brand around in grocery stores like Kroger, or other big retailers. Target, K-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart are a few others. Anyway, I absolutely LOVE e.l.f.! Their cosmetics are very affordable with prices ranging from $1. Yes, I said $1 to about $90 (depending on if you are getting a collection set).

E.L.F. launched in 2004 and is guided by celebrity and beauty professional Scott-Vincent Borba. E.L.F. is a revolutionary new beauty company, able to provide a line of cosmetics that moisturize, hydrate, and enliven your complexion without taxing your budget.

A product that I cannot live without is E.L.F.s’ Lip Exfoliator! It gently exfoliates my lips to remove dry, chapped skin. It treats and soothes my lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel. They feel oh so soft and kissable. Lol and the best part is, this lip exfoliator only cost $3.00!

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My Stash

I also own their foundation, lip stain, studio matte lip color, smudge pot, essential lipsticks, lip liners, duo mascara, all over color stick, brightening eye color, contour set, eye liners, and jumbo lip gloss stick. That’s a lot right? Well, guess what…most of this came from their sale section online so all of this combined cost no more than$15. The least amount items are priced at are just $0.39 and you get free shipping when you make your first purchase. (prices may vary) Right now, for customer appreciation, E.L.F. is putting free gifts like a tube of lipstick, eye shadow, or nail polish in each order, who doesn’t love freebies?! If you prefer to shop in store, the prices are as low as $1 and you have the satisfaction of using them right way. Either way I encourage you to check them out, here’s the website www.elfcosmetics.com or you can follow them on instagram @elfcosmetics. Oh and E.L.F. doesn’t test on animals!

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Relationship Rules

We all want that perfect relationship, but that just isn’t going to happen. There will be arguments, upsets, and even confusion with your partner. There are ways to lessen arguments and be happy in a relationship. I am going to go over a few tips that couples should try to live by in order to make your relationship better than ever.

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First, you and your partner should never be angry at the same time. Why? Because this will cause for the arguing stage to be more of a mess than it should be. One person should always remain calm to keep the other one calm.

Second, never yell at each other unless there’s an emergency (like the house is on fire). This definitely fits in with the first step. Both of you don’t need to be yelling at each other and by only one person being angry, yelling won’t be much of an option. I mean who wants to argue with someone who isn’t arguing back?!

Third, if steps one and two fail and one of you has to win the argument, let it be your spouse. I know, I know. Just put your pride to the side and be the bigger person even if you don’t want to, especially if the matter is small and won’t affect you in the long run. Stay sane and don’t complain.

Fourth, if you do have to criticize your partner, do it in a nice way. Let your partner know you love them and you just want to share your thoughts and feelings with them. Start out by letting them know that you don’t mean to offend them, but you just want to be open and honest.

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Fifth, try not to bring up mistakes from the past. It’s very hard not to do this. (trust me I know) But the only way to move forward is to stop living in the past. If you must, have a conversation with your partner about the mistakes that were made, ask any and every question you need to about the situation, cry it out, hug it out, pray about it, and let it go.

Next, as a couple you should never neglect one another. Your partner needs you more than you’ll ever know. Shut everyone else out but never them. Never! You never want your partner to resort to going elsewhere for attention because that can lead to all kinds of drama, and a broken relationship. Always make yourself available.

Also, at least once a day make an effort to compliment your partner or say something nice. Preferably in the morning. This could give them the start to their day that they need or even motivate them. These little things will brighten up their day and they will always remember it. Trust me.

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Lastly, here’s the hard step. When you have done something wrong, admit it, and ask for forgiveness. You don’t want to leave anything in the dark nor do you want your partner to find out from someone else. Find the time to talk to your partner about the matter and then come to a solution of how you both want to deal with it. Your partner may forgive you and they may not but at least you were honest about it, and that’s one thing they will respect.

If all fails, try couples counseling! I hope that these tips  help you out in your relationship. Everyone deals with things differently but leading by these great steps should make it a little better. Take it one day at a time and be patient.

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Boxed

Love wholesale products? I know you love the prices. Don’t feel like driving to the store? Well, BOXED is just for you! Boxed is a wholesale website that lets you order products you need straight to your home. Big sized products for tiny prices!  They have weekly deals and fast and free shipping on your first order.

“Forget long lines, hassles and backaches shopping at the grocery store, drugstore or wholesale club. With Boxed, order groceries, household, and personal care essentials at low prices, and we’ll deliver them straight to your door.” -Boxed

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A few great things about Boxed is that there is NO MEMBERSHIP FEES! None at all. They also have an app so you can browse and order straight from your smartphone or tablet. This saves you time, gas and money which we all could use so why not give it a try? Boxed also offers a rewards program where for every $1 you spend on merchandise at Boxed, you receive 1 Boxed Rewards point and during promotions you gain even MORE points.

Here’s the website if you want to check it out www.boxed.com Enter VG8FA for a discount of $10.00 on your checkout! Instagram/Twitter: @boxedwholesale

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Polyvore

So, Polyvore… I absolutely LOVE IT!! For those of you who have never heard of Polyvore, it is a website (founded in 2007) where you can shop, and style your own outfits, beauty products and home decor. Isn’t that amazing?! The pieces you style together can be purchased or you can just share them on your Polyvore profile and social media sites.

Polyvore simplifies online shopping by bringing together all the stores in one convenient place. Then, they curate it all into a personalized boutique just for you, making it even easier to discover and shop for looks you love. On the site you can also get styling tips on how to mix and match items from your own closet, so you don’t have to buy anything if you don’t want to.

On the social and sharing side of Polyvore, users can connect in ways similar to most social networks. They can follow one another, and “like” each other’s images. And of course they can share items and sets they’ve saved to Polyvore on other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others.

Anyway, here are some examples of what you can do, these are all styled by me. 🙂

As you can see, there are different styling points such as home décor, makeup , and clothing of course.  Feel free to browse around the site, www.polyvore.com you’ll definitely see a little bit of everything.

From time to time Polyvore will have contests that you can enter on the site. The contests always have a theme and lots of users participate. Right now they have three contest going which are “Top 5 Picks for Summer”, “Saddle Up”, and “Cutout Skater Dress”. I entered them all. Wish me luck 🙂 You don’t win anything tangible  (a virtual trophy) but it is good to get your work liked and noticed.

Here are more examples on my Pinterest page :

https://www.pinterest.com/lilpinkdiary/polyvore/

and here is my Polyvore page :

http://littlepinkdiary.polyvore.com/

Happy Styling!

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Honey, Cinnamon, Nutmeg

Cinnamon, Honey & Nutmeg Face Mask. This face mask is amazing if you suffer from breakouts like me. It reduces redness, softens and tightens skin, and the cinnamon acts as a light exfoliant. It has honey which is a humectant, which is a natural moisturizing agent. Honey is also naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention. Cinnamon is an antiseptic which will help reduce the bacteria on the surface of your skin to aid in the prevention of pimples and even help dry out existing pimples. It also stimulates and revitalizes the skin by drawing blood, oxygen and nutrients to the surface of your skin, leaving your skin healthy & glowing. Nutmeg exfoliates the skin which in turn reduces blemishes & the look of blemishes. The nutmeg also helps reduce those annoying blackheads.

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1 Tablespoon Honey

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1 Teaspoon Nutmeg

Mix together.

Let sit on your face for 20 mins.

Rinse off.

Enjoy!

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