Makeup Revisited: Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Gloss

When Maybelline revamped their lip glosses, I ran over to the drugstore and purchased the four that appealed the most to me. I tried them out and honestly, forgot about them and left them in my drawer. I guess they weren't that impressionable to me at the time because if I had loved them, they would've been constantly used. So I left them alone until about last week when I was cleaning out my makeup stash. I decided to give them a second chance.

I'm so glad I did.

I don't know what was wrong with me the first time I tried these because I'm loving these right now. Maybe I wasn't in a gloss mood at the time, but these are great glosses! There are 12 different shades, some have shimmer while some are cream finishes. Out of the four I have, Iced Chocolate is the only shade that has shimmer. If you want to check these out, I would definitely take a close look to see which ones are shimmer or cream. You can't tell from the swatches on the Maybelline website, (insert sad Panda face.)

According to Maybelline, these are wax free and contain honey nectar. I don't know about all that, but these don't dry my lips or make them peel like some other glosses I've tried. Another big plus in my book for this product.

I also love that these glosses are creamy but not tacky. If you hate the tackiness of MAC lipglasses, then I think you would love these. The scent is fruity and doesn't linger after you apply. Another plus for me with these glosses is the fact I can wear these alone or layer them. I definitely love layering them with my lipsticks, especially ones that are too bright or pale for me. My current favorite lip combo has been this:
MAC Viva Glam Gaga with Mirrored Mauve

If you are interested in these glosses I'd highly recommend you try them. They're not as raved about but the quality is great. I don't think I'll get any more shades, but I would definitely repurchase when I'm finished!
Have you tried the Color Sensational lip glosses? If so, which ones have you tried? Do you love them? Hate them? Please share!

Happy Monday!


Workout Uniforms

As promised, I posted my workout outfits everyday this week. I've also broken down each outfit and linked them as well. Some of the items are older so I found similar pieces. This was super fun to do and hope you all enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed posting it! Have a great Sunday!

Tuesday: Old Navy Active Stretch Pullover, Kyodan yoga pants (found at TJ Maxx/Marshalls), AE Tank (similar) Nike Hyper Trainers (similar)
Wednesday: GapFit Half Zip Pullover (newer version), Under Armor Shattered Capris (similar), Forever 21 Ribbed Workout Tank, Nike  Boys Free Run 2 (The FR3's look pretty much the same)

Thursday: VS Bralette (similar), F21 Cardio Shorts (similar), VS Racerback Tank, F21 Super Panda Sweatshirt (sorry guys I couldn't find anything similar!)
Friday: VS Essential V-Neck Tee, Under Armor Capris (similar), Nike Trainers (similar)
Saturday: GapFit Half Zip Pullover (newer version), Old Navy GoDry Tank, Marika Tek Yoga Pants (similar), Red Converses


My Body Care Routine

When it comes to the winter, I'm very meticulous about caring for my body. My skin becomes itchy, dry and prone to flakes. Yuck! While my routine isn't very lengthy, I've noticed that my skin looks and feels loads better. Take the time to pamper and baby your skin! It's the largest organ on your body!

While this routine works for me, it make not work for you. Take the time to figure out what type of skin you have and from there choose the right products that jive with your body!
1-The Body Shop Olive Oil Body Scrub - This is an exfoliating scrub that also moisturizes as well. It contains sunflower and carrot oil to hydrate and replenish the skin. I use this about twice a week, focusing on certain rough areas such as knees and elbows. I also make sure to use to on my legs before I shave. I feel like it helps give a closer shave and I'm less inclined to get ingrown hair.

2-Lush Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie - This stuff smells amazing! I alternate between this and my body wash. This smoothie while not super moisturizing on its own but it helps to soften my skin. I scoop out a small chunk from the pot and place it on my sponge loofah, (you can also use your hands) and smooth it on my body. Another plus, it leaves your bathroom nice and scented.

3-St. Ives Body Wash in Creamy Vanilla - Another thing that smells amazing. It reminds me of rich, decadent frosting. It does fade after the shower just in case you're interested but don't want to smell like a cupcake all day. It contains "triple butters" which means it's hydrating and moisturizing. 

4-The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil - After I'm done with the shower and towel off, I use this on my legs. This will last ages because only a few drops are needed. The oil is absorbed and there is no greasy residue. I don't put this on my face but this also works to nourish the ends of your hair. DON'T put it on your scalp, unless you like the oily slicked back look.

5-The Body Shop Shea Body Butter - I bought this only a few weeks ago and I already have a huge dent in it. It has such a subtle, nutty scent that soothes and quenches my skin. I also have the Olive and Moringa sitting in my cabinet for when I finish this. I have to say, I might love these so much that I may not even bother looking at other lotions. 


Happy Lunar New Year and FoTD

Happy Lunar New Year!! I hope everyone is staying warm! Originally I was meant to head over to my Momma's house for New Year's Eve dinner but Nemo decided to be an angry clown fish and made me postpone my plans. So what's a girl to do when she's bored? Play with her makeup of course! I came up with this look using Urban Decay's Naked Basics and Theodora palettes.

May you all have a prosperous and happy new year! Live the life you want to live with no regrets.

Products Used:
-NARS Blush in Madly

-UD Naked Basics Palette in W.o.S., Naked 2 and Crave
-UD Theodora Palette in West, Spell, Jealous
-NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Black/Grey

-UD Theodora
-Inglot Sleeks Lipgloss


Fitness Mini Haul...Plus An Update!

Oh hello! "Is it me you're looking for?" 

HAI GUYZ!!! Long time no chat and no see. I've seemed to have vanished after November. My apologies, I've missed posting and you all quite a bit. I just wanted to post a quick update of my life and show you a mini fitness gear haul I got today. 

All right, so first thing's first, what's new?

1-I have picked up fitness again, but this time with a vengeance. I started lifting again near the end of November but only cleaned up my diet in January. No more sissy Steph. After research, self evaluation and self motivation, I've cast aside preconceived notions and stereotypes. No more "toning" for me, it's all about building strength and getting muscle. I'm still very far from where I want to be, but my mind is finally prepared and excited for the journey ahead. I'm looking to build the strongest version of me there is, mentally and physically.
Beau snuck a pic while I was working out.

2-As you can tell from the pictures above, I dyed my hair black. I got sick of the red fading and of the maintenance. Another reason for my drastic change? I wash my hair more frequently since I workout pretty much everyday, the money cost to keep the color in wasn't worth it. Maybe in the summer I'll go red again, maybe. 

3-I've come to the realization that people will come and go in your life. As sad as this realization this, it's part of our journey in life. I'll leave it at that.

4-I'm still pretty obsessed with cosmetics. I don't think I ever will not be, but for a while I avoided Blogger because I couldn't control my desire to want everything I saw. I'm better now, but again it's something I definitely need to work on. Instead of having Buyer's Remorse, I'd rather have the self control to know when not to splurge.

My latest obsessions. Butter everything...well skincare wise. Lip butter and body butter are a God send in the winter!

Now onto the haul! Me and Beau went to the Jersey Shore Outlets today to do an exchange at the Nike Store. I wasn't planning on buying anything but I saw a sales cart labeled "19.99" I took a gander just to see what they were selling, I mean it's not like Nike has grossly hideous shoes. When I saw the pink in the box I squealed a bit. There was only one pair of 6.5's left so I felt this purchase was meant to be. A girl can never have enough trainers!

The Under Armor store was right next to Nike so we took a peek in there. I bought a black pair of capris off the UA website at the end of December and fell in love with them. They feel like second skin. I have been lusting for a pair of the ever so popular Lulu Lemon yoga pants...but I honestly don't want to shell out so much money. These look similar to the Lulu pants and half the price, especially if you find them at the outlet. I'm so excited to add these to my closet!

Have you guys kept up with your resolutions for the New Year/Life? Let me know please! Hope to hear from you all soon and of course Happy Hump Day!

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