College, Explore

Urban Explorer

Good afternoon my beauties, I hope you are having a good beginning of the week. I’m doing okay,…not really. I have a quiz due tomorrow, an art project due today, then the second half of the same art project due Thursday! An essay due Friday, and on top of that a lab quiz due Monday. It’s going to be a hectic week for me.

Let’s talk about something fun though. Here are some places that I’ve explored in Texas, can’t wait to explore more places! The following are great restaurants and activities.

Canyon Lake, Texas

Has great walking trails, military and public access for a fee (meaning only military members or those with an active/retired/dependent card can access certain parts of the lake that the public can’t), and also has boat/jet ski/cabin rentals. 

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Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch & Natural Bridge Cavern 

It’s an almost 2-in-1 activity, but you have to pay for both if you want or just go to one of the two. The Ranch is an drive-thru zoo. Once you pay you get one bag of food per car. They do have military discount, yay! I usually get two bags especially since I go with my two friends. (Side-note: There is a fee for everyone in the car.) Once you pay, you can go through the park as many times as you want. They do offer a restaurant, toy store, and petting zoo of goats. The Cavern is a series of underground cave systems, that you can explore through guided tours. They also offer a rock and crystal store, a mining package (you keep what you find), a zip-line jungle gym, and a very awesome fudge and candy store. You just have to pay for everything you do.IMG_1342IMG_1341IMG_1333IMG_1324IMG_1322IMG_1302IMG_0278

Thursday, I’ll talk about some every good restaurants! Love them! Well I hope you all enjoyed this mini-blog. If you every stop by Texas, and happen to be in the area of these 3 places go check them out! You might just have some fun! As always, live free, stay safe! Please like if you enjoyed and don’t forget to follow me. If you have any request or questions, just ask! Don’t be afraid to leave a comment. See you all Thursday!

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Beauty, College

All things FENTY!!

Good afternoon my beauties, it’s been a good sickly almost 2 weeks for me! I’ve catching up on school work and sleep, since being sick! Ugh! Being sick is such a pain in college, really!

So let’s talk about one of my favourite makeup lines, FENTY! I’ve slowly been geting into make for the last 6 months and I’ve fell in love with all things makeup! My umma would tell you I’ve spent and been given way too much makeup then I know what to do with! I have 5 drawers and half my homework desk filled with makeup and skincare products. Its slowly taking over my room, lol!

As for FENTY it’s one of the brands I almost have the complete collections of! Lets talk about what I have!

 

I have 3 out of the 5 brushes, I don’t think I would need all 4 brushes. So I got her 110 Foundation Brush, the 120 Highlight Brush, and the Eyeshadow Brush.Image 5

Next I have the Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Rimer and Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in Shades 410 & 420, because I can wear both shades.

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Next I have the Shimmer Skinsticks in Ridiic, Chili Mango, Trippin, Yacht Lyfe, and Sinamon. For Matte Skinsticks I have Latte, Suede, and Espresso.

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Let’s highlight some more please! I want it to be blinding! I have only 1 Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter. You all should already know which one it is actually!!!….You guessed right it’s Trophy Wife! BAA~BYY, this is to the gods!!!!

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Then we go into the Holiday collection for the rest of the face!

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Starting with the eyes! Is the Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette.

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As you can tell, I’ve been playing around with the palette already! The next items are the Eclipse 2-in-1 Glitter Release Eyeliners. I got 2 out of the 3 liners, because I didn’t like how Later, Crater looked on me. Loved Nepturnt and Alien Bae though!

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Lips though!!! Right now I only have 3 out of the 4 Cosmic Glosses in Astro-Naughty, Gal On The Moon, and Plutonic Relationship. I forgot to pick up Spacesuit, but I ordered yesterday, thank goodness it wasn’t sold out! It should arrive Thursday or Friday, yay! Along with Fenty’s original Fenty Glow Gloss Bomb.

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More lips please! I have all Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipsticks in Supernova, Sci-Fly, Gravity, and Supermoon! I can not get enough out of Gravity! Love it!

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The last product I have is for my Oily skin! The Invisimatte Blotting Powder came through for my oil control!

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Got to say I love FENTY and what it does for my skin! I know everyone has differences of opinions when it comes to this makeup line, but I can say I recommend all this for my family and friends to try out! If you have dry skin, highly recommend you don’t go for the foundation, but at least give the lips products a good try!!

On some great news for people in Dallas, BEWHY is having his The Blind Star concert here on Nov. 3rd! I’m going and I can’t wait to turn up and have fun! Tickets went on sale on the 11th, so you might still be able to get at least P3!

See you all Thursday! Stay safe, live free! Have any questions or request, just ask!

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Beauty, College, Korean skincare, Skincare

The Korean Skincare Regimen – Moisturizer

Good afternoon my beauties, I’m actually writing this two hours before I have to go to my art class, because my Monday was so hectic, with my extra credit project and panel. So it was a very late night. Then I was looking and I noticed that there was a very important step that wasn’t on my list. I have no idea who I skipped it. At least I caught it before it was to late.

 

Lets talk about moisturizing since there isn’t a recap, because we never talked about it before.

Moisturizing is important because it locks in all of the products that you’ve put on your face & keeps your skin looking healthy by being hydrated. Now for my oily skin type people there are moisturizers that are lightweight so it doesn’t increase your shininess. There are many types of moisturizers from mists, creams, & oils. Choosing one just depends on your skin type. If you have oily skin you don’t want to end your night regimen on a oil, so try a mist. Dry skin it might work best for you to have a cream. Combo & Normal skin you could use one of the three, just depend on what you feel your face needs for the AM and PM regimen. You also could use two different moisturizers for your regimen, a hydrating cream or mist in the AM and a oil or cream, which could be called a sleeping mask in the PM.

Product time starting with:

Mists

Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence – Hydrates & nourishes. (This os actually one I use for through out the day, I live in a city that is very hot our cool days would be anywhere btw 88 to 90 degrees in the.) IMG_1383

 

Missha Near Skin Simple Therapy Mist Toner – Mild toner, clams & soothes irritated or sensitive skin. This could be used as a toner or a face mist. Works best for Sensitive skin.

 Cremorlab Mineral Water Mist – Nourishes & hydrates.

Aprilskin Magic Snow Mist – Brightens, hydrates, & anti-wrinkle.

Creams

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream – Lightweight, hydrates, firms, & helps repair acne-prone skin. (Smell is kind of so-so, which means it’s strong smelling, it works but I couldn’t get passed the smell so I stopped using it.)

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Emulsion – Hydrates & firms.

Corsx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion – Clams, hydrates, & repairs acne-prone skin. This is great for Sensitive & Acne-prone skin. 

Missha Super Aqua Ultra Water-Full Clear Cream – Hydrates & controls sebum. (This is what I currently use now. This is a cream but its more like a gel. It makes my skin so soft.)

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Aromatica Rose Absolute Vital Cream – Hydrates, brightens, & anti-aging

Oil

Re:p Nutrinature Ultra Moist Gel Oil – lightweight, clams, hydrates, & aging.

 

I know that last one was a short list, but that’s because that’s the only Korean skincare product thats worked for my skin. Right now the face oil I use is from an Canadian company called Deciem, but you all might know them as The Ordinary.

That’s it for today. Thursday is our last step, which is SPF. I hope you have a great day and rest of the week. Try one of the products out and tell me what you think about it. If you enjoyed this, please like and follow me to hear more. Live free, stay safe! See you next time. If you have any questions, comments, or request don’t hesitate to write.

 

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Beauty, College, Korean skincare, Skincare, Soko Glam

K – Beauty Fact Sunday

Good morning my beauties, I hope this week wasn’t stressful for you all as it was for me. I had 2 essays, 4 quizzes, and 2 lab projects that I needed to complete, which I did! Yay! I’ve been really anxious, because I with my sister that could go with out buying makeup for 3 weeks……and it’s almost time! The 29th is the day and I’m impatiently waiting for it to come. She promised if I won, which I am, she would come with me to makeup and skincare shop and be my blank canvas for my makeup looks. I might have you all join us on this anticipated journey. Especially, since we going grocery and game shopping as well. Whoop! Whoop!

So for those of us who aren’t in Korea or know people in Korea who can get them skincare, we are somewhat limited on Korean products. I don’t high risk sites like Ebay or Amazon unless I’m purchasing from the actually company. I wouldn’t suggest getting your skincare from places you’d have to bid on it just to have it. There are some really great counterfeit products that do more harm then good.

I know skincare can be expensive, but there sites that are TRUSTED Korean product sites. One of my favourites is Soko Glam. They have a lot of products and even give you a bundle deal for a 5 & 10-step skincare regimen.

The following picture is one of their 5-step bundles. Know I know what your thinking its $115 for just 5 items what is the cost of a 10-step bundle. We’ll get to that later.  This bundle is the Acne & Sebum Control Set. Everything is full sized comes with:

  1. Banila Co Clean It Zero Purity
  2. Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam
  3. Neogen Real Flower Cleansing Water Calendula
  4. Missha First Treatment Essence Mist
  5. Missha Water-Full Clear Cream

 

$115.00

5-Step Acne + Sebum Control Set

 

This set is good for beginners or people who get overwhelmed with the amount of different products. It makes it simple, they give you the products. You just try them out and see if they work for you problem.

Now their 10-step is more in-depth and has more products. Pictured below is the 10-step regimen for Oily Skin, called 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine Set (Oily Skin Type).

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10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine Set (Oily Skin Type)

It comes with the following:

1. BANILA CO. Clean It Zero Purity (oil-based cleanser)
2. NEOGEN Green Tea Real Fresh Foaming Cleanser (water-based cleanser)
3. GOODAL Deep Clean Pore Glacial Clay (pore mask)
4. MANEFIT Beauty Planner Mugwort Sheet Mask (one sheet mask for single-use)
5. BENTON Snail Bee High Content Skin (toner)
6. ENATURE Birch Juice Hydro Essence Skin  (essence)
7. KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum (serum)
8. MISSHA Misa Cho Bo Yang Eye Cream (eye cream)
9. BENTON Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel (moisturizer)
10. MY SKIN MENTOR DR. G Brightening Up Sun SPF 42 (sun screen)

The only bad thing about the bundle is that only give you one sheet mask, so that means you have to buy 28-30 sheet masks for everyday single use. If you decided to use a sheet mask everyday, besides the actually treatment masks that comes with the bundles. (Some bundles don’t come with a clay or bubble masks, so it just better to also get a bundle of sheet masks.) As I’ve said before, you aren’t supposed to use a treatment mask every day. It’s normally recommend to uses it 1x week or sensitive and 2x week for tougher skin. But I always use a sheet mask everyday, no matter what. I keep them all in a container in my fridge. When I use my sheet and treatment masks, I usually do sheet mask in the morning before class and treatment mask at night. Otherwise, I just sheet mask at night.

 

The greatest thing, I think, on this sire is their variety of sheet masks.  They have a sheet mask challenge set. That gives you seven different sheet mask for everyday. Every month they give you a new set of different masks.

7-Day Sheet Mask Challenge Set

7-Day Sheet Mask Challenge Set

$25.00

I do this change once a month because it helps my skin and I love trying new masks out.
They also have a lot of products to customize your on 5 or 10-step regimen. All you have to do is start with the first step, which is oil cleansing. Filter the products for your skin type, then filter some more, if you can, for your skin concerns. They will then produce a list of oil cleansers that fit your criteria. Sometimes they don’t have products that are for both skin type and concern. So it’s just best to go with your skin type products.
The CEO of the Soko Glam, Charlotte Cho is the author of one of my trusted skincare books called, The Little Book of Skincare,Or can be found at Barnes & Nobles.
It’s a great read if you love reading about skincare, lol!
Well I hope you enjoyed this post, if you did please like. Go check out Soko Glam, if you have a chance. See you all, Tuesday for next step in the Korean Regimen. If you’d like a notification whenever I post, just follow me. Have an questions or request! Ask and I shall answer. Stay safe, live free and I hope you all have a great up coming week!
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Beauty, College, Korean skincare, Skincare

Korean Skincare Regimen – Foam cleansers

Good afternoon my beauties! I hope your having a great Tuesday morning. Hope everyones Labor day weekend was awesome. I’m just getting home from art class, whoo. No more class for today! Decided to post the second step in the Korean Skin Regimen. Enjoy!

RECAP: Foam Cleansers remove impurities i.e. dirt & sweat from skin. You should always apply this cleanser on wet skin.

Foam cleansers are the second step in what is called the “Double Cleansing”. Which basically means your begin to cleanse with an oil cleanser then end with an water based cleanser. These two steps help clear breakouts & create a blank canvas for your makeup.

Before we jump to product time. I’ve listened to some of you. I’ve been asked to include products that work best with different skin types or concerns. So from now on I’ll be separating products based on skin types & adding what the products should be used to minimize or rid at certain skin concern. So lets get into the products.

Oily/Acne Prone Skin

Laneige Pore Deep Cleansing Foam & Mamode Mirco Lotus Mild Foam: I know long name. This product is a deep cleanser for your pores, as its name suggest. Minimizes shine, and regulates sebum production. Sebum is what is preventing water loss on skins surface, but if there is excess it can cause your skin to appear oily and clog your pores.

Hera Purifying Cleansing Foam: Minimizes blemishes, anti-acne, & regulates sebum production.

 Innisfree Apple Juicy Cleansing Foam: A deep cleanser for pores, regulates sebum production, and anti-acne.

Neogen Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser: This is an 2-in-1. It’s best used for oily/acne prone or combination skin types. Soothes irritated skin, hydrates & brightens skin, while regulating sebum production

Mizon Egg White Bubble Cleanser: Deep cleans pores, controls blackheads, and oil production.

Combination

Innisfree:

Jesu Volcanic Cleansing Foam: Minimizes excess sebum, anti-blackheads, and is a pore deep cleanser.

Green Tea Pure Cleansing Foam:  Moistures & soothes irritated skin.

Aromatica:

Tea Tree Balancing Foam Cleanser: Soothes irritated skin, anti-acne & hydrates skin.

Sea Daffodil Cleansing Mousse: Soothes irritated skin, brightens & hydrates skin.

Etude House Wonder Pore Whipping Foaming & Deep Foaming Cleanser: Anti-blackheads, regulates sebum production, a pore deep cleanser, moistures & soothes irritated skin.

Dry/Normal or Sensitive

Acwell Bubble – Free pH Balancing Cleanser: Moisturizes & soothes irritated skin.

Laneige White Plus Renew Foam Cleanser: Brightens dull skin & regulates excess sebum.

CosRX Low – pH good Morning Cleanser:  Soothes & brightens skin.

Mizon Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser:  Minimizes wrinkles, hydrates skin, minimizes acne scars.

Creamorlab T.E.N. Cremor Gentle Foaming Cleanser: Moisturizes & soothes skin.  

Now for people who don’t want to use an foam or an oil cleanser. I haven’t left you out. Here are some cream cleanser that might be just for you.

Cream Cleansers

Re:cipe Slowganic Cleanser Lemon:  Moistures, soothes irritated, & brightens dull skin. Regulates excess sebum production. (Great for Oily/Acne Skin)

Re:cipe Slowganic Green Tea: Soothes irritated skin, minimizes blemishes, regulates sebum production, and moistures your skin. (Great for Combination skin)

Aromatica Organe Cleansing Sherbet: Hydrates & soothes irritated skin. (Great for Dry/Normal or Sensitive skin)

Banila Co Clean It Zero Purity: Minimizes excess sebum & hydrates skin. (Great for Sensitive or Dry skin)

Hope this helps you out for looking for foam cleansers that work best with your skin type. As always, stay safe and live free. If you would like to read about the continuation of this regimen, please follow my blog and tune in on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Next Thursday is Exfoliators! Have a great day my beauties!

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College, Uncategorized

UPDATE: Creepy Adventure

So last night, Sunday, my sister, her boyfriend, and I decided to go to experience Goatman Bridge. We left around 9, thought it was dark enough to vibe with the hole atmosphere, but I totally forgot to buy flashlights for everybody. (Lol) I decided that we should try exploring the the bridge and the trails without them first to see if we could get anything from it, that actually didn’t work. My camera wasn’t picking up anything but sounds and darkness. So I had to use my phone to record, but that wasn’t much better. We ran back to my car, a sitting cop stopped us, we tried with this high beam flashlight, then just decided to go to the neighborhood Wal-mart few lights away to get our on flashlights. It made us feel much better, so much better.

We went back, but it got tense not because of ghost or anything spiritually supernatural. There was a group of men there on the bridge smoking when we past them. After we pasted them it became extremely uncomfortable for us. First of all, they all were sitting in the dark when we walked up on them with our flashlights. Second, you when you walkaway from an area with a group of people and you can still hear them talking. Well, we could hear them talking as we’re talking down the trail, but it seemed like they were walking the same trail as us. When we kept looking back we saw nothing, until we pasted a fork on trail. As we talked about which trail to take we noticed lights down on the trail we were on.

I was VERY uncomfortable especially with the odds against us, only 3 people with one taser and a small knife vs seven men. It wasn’t looking good. We just thought to end it there and come back when we had our on group of individuals. As we started walking back to the car. The lights in the distance went away, as we got closer to the bridge we noticed that guys weren’t there anymore. They huddled underneath the bridge. It felt best just to leave.

I have to videos for both times that once I brighten everything and edit. I will be posting it, but know that we are going back because we didn’t get anything done. I don’t want to disappoint you all. So, sometime in September we’ll get this show on the road. Sorry for the wait.

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College, Dogs, Uncategorized

New Beginnings

Next week I start college, I don’t know if i’m more nervous or excited about the “joys” of starting school again kinda late in the game again. Being a freshman past the age of 21 is a weird process for me. Especially, with me trying to start vlogging/blogging as well.

I’ve already fully moved into my new living space and thank goodness my sister is my roommate. My room wish less bare then it originally did. I’m still working on trying to make it less of a white space and more of a beauty room. Time will tell I guess.

Sine moving in I’ve only seen our diagonal neighbors. I really don’t know anyone here. It’s slightly lonely, but I hope to meet new people in the upcoming weeks, fingers crossed though. The besting thing I’m worried about is my dog actually.

Prince, my Pom, is so jumpy that its unreal. He hates it when I leave at anytime. We left to Target the second day in, and as soon as the front door closed, he started barking and crying. We came back an hour and maybe forty minutes later and he was still braking and crying. That’s bad, right? I have to sneak out of my own place just to leave. LOL. Ugh, but I wouldn’t change him for anything else.

He got me through a lot of traumatic and very painfully experiences and I saved him from a his abusive breeder. I think we are two peas in the pod, lol. Plus he’s super adorable. Well it’s about time to wash my hair. So I hope you all have a great day and I hope to see you soon. If you would like to hear more from me then please follow my blog and I can’t wait to talk more to you all. If you have any questions, then feel free to ask. i don’t mind answering questions! Live free and stay safe everybody.

 

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