Jul 1, 2018

Amazing Lash Studio Lashonista 2018 Recap


INSTAGRAM: @resplendentlyliving | @faithhaller | @embellished_dame | @jennimetz | @twentyishthirty | @authentically.b

Hey friends! So I got to tell you about the experience that I had at Amazing Lash Studio last weekend in Pearland Shadow Creek location!

 So first you must know each one of us was gifted with a pretty dope swag bag with amazing gifts! 


Let me say, you can never have too many of these cups. I must have about 5 of these. NO LIE and I use them all the time. I was gifted a Massage Lotion from La Palm Spa AND you must know that it is organic and packed with Aloe Vera & Vitamin E which nourishes and moisturizes the skin and it soothes the skin. This would be perfect to carry to the beach. So I'm excited about this product. And last I received a FREE Full Set Of Lashes which I'm excited about because I want to give my lashes a break from strip lashes. 

So let's get to the reason why I was at this event. Aside from the fact I was there to see some awesome ladies which it felt great to know most of these ladies already knew. There were only two that I didn't know. Which made it easier to get to know them. Sometimes networking can be overwhelming and draining when it's a lot of people that you don't know. But the Lord heard my cry lol. Also you must know that this is Amazing Lash Studio 1st Annual Celebration

ANYWHO!

You want the tea right???

Ok so I met some amazing Lash Techs and I'm sure all of them are amazing but there are a few people I follow that always recommends Deja who is a Senior Lash Stylist which means she has a pretty strong portfolio and more years under her belt and experience. But there are other amazing lash stylists there that you should check out!





Kendra Scott was in the house and this was the first time I've seen Kendra Scott's accessories up close and I see why people make a huge fuss over their accessories. They are so dainty, feminine, classy and just beautiful!


Here is one of the chains that I tried on. Isn't she a beauty! 



They even have scented candles! And y'all know I LOVE CANDLES!

I had an amazing time and had a chance to take photos with the ladies. I rarely get selfies but I said I was going to do better. 

This gorgeous lady @ResplendentlyLiving

The Oh So Beautiful & Colorful @authentically.b

My first time meeting this beautiful lady! @jennimetz
It was great to see @embellished_dame I haven't seen her in a few years!



 I'd like to thank Amazing Lash Studio for inviting me out! I always have a wonderful time and for Kendra Scott for coming by. And last but not least REMEMBER that your first full set is $79.99 (A Value of $250.00). Be sure to check out Amazing Lash Studio IG page @amazinglashstudioshadowcreek and book your appointment today and let them know Faith sent you!











Jun 27, 2018

#Maxx50Challenge: How To Get That Killer Office Space At TJMAXX For $50


*This post is Sponsored by TJMaxx but all opinions are my own*


I recently had the opportunity to team up with TJMaxx for their #Maxx50Challenge and it was probably one of the best experiences of my blogging career. If you follow me on Instagram you know how much I love TJMaxx. So when they reached out to me in an email my heart fluttered! They mentioned that they admired my style and savvy ways of shopping their stores and would love to see what I can discover! That made me feel so good. 

If you follow TJMaxx on instagram they collaborate with influencers quite often in this thing called the #Maxx50Challenge where you shop their store or online store with a $50 card. The challenge is are you capable of shopping their store with only $50 in your name???

I focused on Office Decor in my challenge and let me tell you...it can be a bit intimidating trying to decorate your office with only $50 to your name but I do this ALL THE TIME! Knowing the basics of decorating will keep you focused on your goals. 


How To Get That Killer Office Space At TJMAXX For $50 

Decorating your space does not have to be overwhelming, not expensive. TJMAXX has a great variety of accent pieces that are well within the budget of $50. 


  • Bring the outdoors in! The best way to instantly add life, texture, color and personality to the space is with plants. What I love about TJMAXX is that they have a great selection of plants that you can add to your space as an accent. And also they carry real succulents that are very low maintenance and affordable. 

THE SENSE OF SMELL!




  • Your sense of smell can trigger emotions, unlike any other sense. What we smell has the ability to bring on stress or it can instantly relax us. There are several ways you can add some freshness to your space. You can burn a delicious candle, you can spritz the room with a freshener, you can add those wall plugins into your space, or you can invest in an essential oil diffuser. I have a diffuser already but because I was on a budget I chose a candle. Which is a wonderful way to clear your space from a bad day or a negative interaction.
  • This Lavender scented candle was $7.99
  • This Essential Oil Kit was $19.99 ( I did not buy this with the $50 Giftcard) 
This is how I included the candle into my space. Lavender is very calming. 



Add Some Comfort

When personalizing your office space on a budget and a little goes a long way. A Rug, light, throw or even accent pillow can really transform a space and create the ambiance you're looking for. The office is an extension of your home and although it needs to function as an office you want it to be comfortable and a space that you enjoy being in because this is a place that you need to get things done. Adding personal touches to your space really makes a difference even if it may seem small.  



  • The manager gave me an awesome discount on this pink throw for $16.00 I love throws because I get cold easily. 
  • Accent Pillow was $12.99

Organize with Style

Keeping the clutter in check keeps the office functional and organized. Choose organizational supplies that exhibit the style of your space. You can find inexpensive storage options inside TJMAXX.


These wood storage boxes are $5.99

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 My total before tax was $46.97 and with Tax, it was $50.85. I paid .85 out of picket and the $50 on the gift card. I think I still did a pretty good job! 




I did buy my father some new under shirts for $9.99. That's all the man wanted for Father's Day.  Overall it is definitely possible to buy what you need for only $50 and TJMAXX is the place to do it at!


Check out my takeover HERE

I'd like to thank TJMaxx for this opportunity! I really had a wonderful time and hope to get the opportunity to do this again!

Jun 14, 2018

The Makeup Show Is Coming To Houston Texas In 2019




SAY WHHHHHHAAAAAAT!!!!??? Yup, it's been confirmed that for the first time, The Makeup Show will be joining artists and attendees in Houston for a beautiful weekend of education and artistry.  So what happened to Dallas you may ask? Dallas was on the roster since last year but they recently decided to remove Dallas and come to Houston for a number of reasons that I will share below. 

Shelly Taggar, Owner of The Makeup Show stated... 
“The Makeup Show chose to move from Dallas to Houston not only because of the city’s culture, creativity, character and overwhelming request from local artists, but to help the city from the still prevalent aftermath of last year’s Hurricane Harvey.
The show is looking to do their part and contribute to the efforts in building up the city and help with the healing process. Having 60 brands featured, three full days of education, and a great environment for networking, creativity, and inspiration makes it a great opportunity to help a city see there is still sunshine after the storm.”

HOUSTON, TX (March 23 & 24, 2019) – The Makeup Show is adding Houston, Texas to its stellar lineup of cities. Houston is an up-and-coming beauty hub in the industry, making it the perfect new location for The Makeup Show. Whether it be new indie brands or the multitude of artists that call Houston their home, attendees of The Makeup Show Houston will be able to truly
see what this city has to offer!

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS COMING SOON TO HOUSTON:
● Keynotes: A MUST SEE! Keynotes travel in from around the world and are essential for any level artist to learn new tips, techniques, and information that will set them apart and advance their careers. Highlighting diverse topics
including trends, inspiration, and advice.
● Workshops: LEARN SKILLS FROM THE BEST! Workshops will create hands-on experiences in an intimate setting, perfect for artists that want to take their skills to the next level.
● 60 Featured Brands: OFFERING EXCLUSIVE SHOW DISCOUNTS! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with brands, shop at great pro-discounts from some of the top brands in the industry and discover new beauty products to
add to their kit.
● AND MORE TO COME!
The Makeup Show Houston will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9am to 5pm and on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from
9am to 5pm at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria, 2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056. For additional information and updated announcements, please visit www.themakeupshow.com or connect on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.

About The Makeup Show:
The Makeup Show is owned by Shelly Taggar and Alan Boss and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production. Bringing each
destination -- Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Chicago, and Orlando -- over 75 beauty brands, education and an
opportunity for fashion and beauty professionals at all levels of their career to come together with some of the best brands and
biggest names in the business. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and focuses on career building and
networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network

directly from the best in the business.

I also would encourage you to join my event page here you will be able to get tons of updates, I'm here to answer your questions and make this experience a smooth one for you. Also, I encourage you to invite your beauty and fashion friends to the event page so they can stay informed. You'll have everything at your fingertips in one place. The Makeup Show Houston 2019


Jun 1, 2018

Tarte Is Expanding Shade Ranges For It's Top Selling Products.

Ok, I don't know about you but this is epic news to hear right here being that I am a fan of the Tarte brand and I'm glad they are taking this leap because earlier this year Tarte among other brands were in the hot seat for their lack of shade ranges. One of the products being the Shape Tape Foundation which has surprisingly only 13 shades. To me, it was honestly an offense because I really wanted that foundation but it was slightly off when I tried it in store. And I'm glad that we're at a season that we are challenging larger brands to step it up because there is no excuse with all the money, exposure,  and technology that is available to not include everyone. 



Tarte made an announcement on Instagram and one of my facebook friends Destiny Godley who is one of the originals of Youtube was flown out with Tarte and she made the announcement of the expansion on shades for the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation. This is definitely a great start and to work with women of color that are deep in complexion is definitely a good look on Tartes part. If it wasn't for people like Jackie Aina who is the face of woc and have been very vocal along with other women of color about the lack of diversity we wouldn't be here today. This is definitely a historical moment that needs to go in the books. 

So the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation which is possibly the most popular foundation from that brand is going from 25 shades to 40 which is a major soar for Tarte. 

Also Tartes most popular concealer Creaseless Concealer  includes 16 additional shades, which means you can now choose between 30 shade ranges. And be on the lookout for future upgrades, the Shape Tape Contour Concealer will be available in 30 shades come August, while the Rainforest of the Sea Foundation will also be available in 30 shades that same month. (Exact launch dates TBD). 



Tarte started in 2000 with a dream of combining glamourous makeup & good-for-you ingredients. Today, we’re leaders in the beauty industry, offering eco-chic, cruelty-free cosmetics & hypoallergenic, vegan skincare. Every product is packed with naturally-derived, skinvigorating™ ingredients & always formulated without the bad stuff like parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, & gluten.
Tarte pioneered the use of high-performance naturals™, so no matter how hectic life gets, your makeup can hold up to the challenge. We travel the world to find the best, most efficient ingredients, like our long-wearing, skin-balancing Amazonian clay and the highly nourishing, non-greasy maracuja oil. We are always looking for ways to #rethinknatural so you never have to compromise the quality of your makeup for the health & beauty of your skin!




May 17, 2018

Get Boosted With Neutrogena

Thanks to @Neutrogena for sending me these products. This post is sponsored by Neutrogena. All opinions are my own #ItsInTheGel #GotItForFree
Neutrogena has a new mask collection inspired by South Korea's Innovative Technology that fuses nourishing essences with a polymer derived from seaweed to form a translucent. flexible sheet. Easy to apply, wear, and remove. Hydrogel conforms to the contours of the face. The options that available are 3 Hydrogel masks that allow you to Hydrate, Brighten  & Purify the skin. And then they have the Single Use Mask that hydrates the skin overnight and a clay mask that decongests the skin. These masks instantly penetrate into the skin and nourish the skin 



I had the chance to pick the mask according to my skin type and skin goals. Because I have normal to dry skin I always opt for Hydrated & Radiant Skin! So I was sent the Hydro-Boost Hydrating Hydrogel Mask and The Radiance Boost Brightening Hydrogel Mask. Along with a Single Use Hydro Boost Hydrating Overnight Gel Mask. 

The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating  100% Hydrogel Mask is a moisturizing face mask that contains hyaluronic acid that instantly quenches dry skin and contours to your skin for optimal absorption leaving it supple and hydrated.  

The Neutrogena Radiance Boost Brightening 100% Hydrogel Mask boosts skin’s radiance and smooth skin’s texture. This innovative hydrogel face mask with vitamin B3 leaves your skin looking luminous, evenly toned, and radiant.

With Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Overnight Gel Mask you can wake up to hydrated, supple skin. This moisturizing overnight face mask with hyaluronic acid wraps skin in a deep gel cream while you sleep for smooth, soft skin. These Mask shots are packaged in neat, portable pods that are perfect for travel or use on the go. Each mask shot is sealed for maximum freshness until it's opened and applied. 






There is no excuse now not to take care of your skin.  I take pride in my skin and I can spend between 30mins. - 1 hour or more on my skincare routine. But this mask cut my routine in half. With this mask, you are getting the mask, essence, toner, serum, eye cream, lip mask and possibly moisturizer. Because I haven't had to apply moisturizer to my skin. It's definitely optional. You only have to apply this mask 10-15 minutes. WHAT A DREAM! If you are looking for something that is quick and gives you the results that you need go ahead and stock up on these you won't regret it! 












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