Mac Studio Face and Body Foundation

Mac Studio Face and Body Foundation

So today’s post is a review of Mac Studio Face and Body Foundation. The overview of this foundation is it is very sheer coverage you can build it up but not anything more than medium coverage.

Mac face and body foundation

Pros and Cons List:

Pros:

  • sheer coverage
  • large bottle
  • Spot on shade

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Almost watery consistency
  • Bottle leaks

The reason I love the sheer coverage is because in the summer I don’t really like full coverage unless I’m going out to a nicer dinner or something in doors. The coverage although sheer it is very pigmented and will even out skin tones and cover minor dark circles.  I comes in what I would call a large bottle. I’m not quite sure about the ounces per bottle. The sales women was wonderful! She literally matched me perfectly on the first try. She was also the sweetest lady ever.

However there were cons to this product. When I picked this out I didn’t want sheer coverage but I still like it. The pricey was a little hard to swallow. I don’t particularly enjoy spending at $30 on a sheer coverage foundation. The consistency is a bit on the watery side for me. I am not a watery foundation person. However it is matte after applying so that released my worries about the watery consistency. Another issue which may be the case for just this bottle is that it leaks a tad bit. Not enough to spill all over one’s makeup bag but enough to notice it.

Other than the cons, I like the color that was picked out. The way it becomes matte after drying. It is a long lasting product you may have to reapply it during the warmer days though.

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Instagram Round-up

Today’s post is an Instagram round-up of just random things from my instagram.

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This is a blow out I did on a mannequin at school. All I used was heat protectant, a blow dryer and a medium size round brush.

 

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This is a simple blow out with a large round brush.

 

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These are succulents I bought from Pender pines garden shop.

 

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This is a face mask that I love right now.

KVD lock-it Concealer Review

KVD Lock-it Concealer Review

Today is a KVD Lock-it concealer review. This review will tell you all of my thought on the highly raved about concealer. Frist I will tell you about the pros and cons. There will be photos throughout the post!

KVD lock-it Concealer Review

Pros and Cons list:

Pros:

  • Creamy, good consistency
  • Long lasting
  • full coverage

Cons:

  • A little pricier than drugstore ($20ish)
  • Needs to be set with translucent powder

KVD lock-it concealer review

The reasons:

The concealer is one of my favorites. The reason is it can conceal my intense dark circles. The intensity of my dark circle is they are a blue and purple mixture. Some days it looks like I got punched in each eye ( I can assure you though that’s not the case lol). It is very long lasting. The product doesn’t crease at all as long as you set it with powder and after your finished with your makeup spritz your skin with a setting spray. The consistency is creamy, smooth and very pigmented. I have one of the palest shades in the range. I’m extremely fair in the winter months. This price can be a turn off for some people. It is about twenty dollars give or take. The price for both the KVD lock-it concealer and foundation are pretty fair ranging under fifty for both. The full coverage nature of this concealer, you do not need much. I REALLY STRESS THAT POINT!!

In conclusion, I think that this is  a really great option for most if not all people. The range of colors is insane. The long lasting powers work for any lifestyle. As well as the price point which this concealer is one I use everyday and I’ve had it for at least 3 months. It last forever.

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General Information about Hair

This is a post about general ! First things first, do you know what the hair strand is made of? or what your doing that is causing the real damage? How about what to do to fix it?

These general information about hair would

The hair is classified into different categories like Terminal hair and Vellus hair. The terminal hair is the long, course, pigmented hair found on the scalp, legs, arms and bodies of both male and female. Vellus hair is the unpigmented, short, fine hair that grows in places that are seemingly hairless like the forehead, chin, bald scalp.

The hair has a wave pattern which is how it grows whether it is straight, wavy or curly. Heat does damage the hair. Yes heat protectant will help to some extent. If you have curly hair you should give your hair some rest on the heat. The heat breaks the physical bond of the hair. That means that if you straighten your hair too much your hair won’t go back to how it was prior to excessive heat damage.

Your hair grows in a cycle like most things. These cycles are the Anagen phase, the Catagen phase and, the Telogen phase. The anagen phase is the growth period for the hair. The Catagen phase is the in between the growth and resting periods. The Telogen phase is the last phase of the cycle. It is when the fully grown hair will shed.

When you go to a stylist tell all that you have done to your hair. Everything! Every time you’ve colored your hair, relaxed it, permed it. When you tell him or her they will know what to do to make sure your hair doesn’t burn off, fall out or turn neon green. Also, bring photos of what you like in terms of color, style and general look.

There are many times of disorders of the hair. Always tell your stylist what your experiencing. The same goes for the scalp. We are supposed to be trained to notice things that are not considered normal and can refer you to a physician or a solution to fix it. For example, If a client has ringworms (Tinea) then we are suppose to inform you and insist that you go to a physician. For things like dandruff we can refer you to a brand/home care system to care for the issues.

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Valentine’s day gifts for him

Valentine’s day gifts for him

So this is my Valentine’s day gifts for him post. This should hopefully include something for every guy. At least that is my hope for this post.

Valentine's day gifts for him

Headphones: Whether they at for Xbox, PlayStation or just regular music listening. I would opt for a pair of turtle beaches they are known for their good sound quality. They are comfortable to wear for prolonged periods of time. They start to hurt my head over time but I think Bradley has stretched his to were they bother me.

Diecast cars: I buy Bradley diecast cars like hotwheels mustangs. As well as the large scale ones. He collects all things mustang. His favorite year is the 1969 mustang. He has a very extensive collection ranging from small diecast to large posters.

Bluetooth speaker: My boyfriend has more than one. He has the one that looks like the front end of a car, his powerful portable one and this cheapo one. He loves them for listening to music.

Shoes: Men loves shoes whether they love supras like Bradley or work boots like my brother. Shoes are a good choice for men. I always buy Bradley’s shoes from Rue21. He loves how they fit, that they are comfortable and trendy. They also look so good on him too!

Video games: Listen to your man. If he mentions a game he wants, buy it as a gift. He’ll appreciate the thought and the fact that you actually listened to what he was saying. I’m considering buying Bradley diablo. That’s a game we can play together. A very good way to spend time!

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Valentine’s day gifts for her

Valentine’s day gifts for her

This is my Valentine’s day gifts for her post. This will have all of my recommendations for gifts for every woman. Although this will anything from workout gear to a new pair of headphones.

Valentine's day gift for her

Headphones: these headphones have great sound quality. Besides amazing sound quality they also come in a lot of colors.

Swimsuit: Summer’s coming so why not take her to pick out a Victoria’s Secret bikini.

workout outfit: take her to kohls or target or Victoria’s Secret. Then get her some clothes and go to the gym or on a walk.

phone case: get her a selfie light case or a charging case. I have one of each the light case is really helpful if it’s dark and you need a lot of light. The phone is great becuase I kill my phone battery everyday.

soft box lights: if she’s into photography get her studio lights. They help take amazing product shots. They are super bright too!

camera lens: depending on what camera she has get her a new lens! I have a canon so my dad was kind enough to buy me the 1.4f 60mm lens.

Bath bombs, body scrubs: This is a great idea for pampering and relaxation for your lady. I know when my boyfriend gets me bath bombs and stuff of that nature I really appreciate it!

Makeup: Listen to and pay attention to what they want and by themselves.

Gift cards: Gift cards are a good alternative it you have NO IDEA what to get here. She will appreciate it.

Go take your girl to the mall and let her pick out some stuff!

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Loreal lipstick review

Loreal Lipstick Review

loreal lipstick review

Today’s post is a Loreal lipstick review. It is Julianne’s nude. There are so many good things to say about this lipstick. The packaging is so nice. The black with the gold accents. This is lipstick is apart of a collection of lipsticks inspired by other celebrities.

This lipstick is one my favorites in my collection of lipsticks.

Loreal lipstick review

The color is a very light pink.The texture is smooth and creamy. It is very moisturizing and nurishing for the lips. The color pay off is a amazing and so rich in color. While the packaging is sturdy and definitly not your run of the mill cheap packaging. It reminds me of a YSL lip color. The price is more than lets say a maybelline lipstick. They do not have as many shades as I would like. I am also not sure if the brand is cruelty-free. I am not vegan but I try to use cruelty-free products when I can.

Pros:

  • Good color pay off
  • great packaging
  • Texture is amazing

Cons:

  • Price
  • Unsure if its cruelty-free

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Mine and bradley’s relationship timeline

This is mine and Bradley’s relationship timeline. This will have little stories and big stories about our relationship. Mine and Bradley’s relationship timeline is going to give insight and little bit of humor that isn’t normally here.

Our Story

A day in durham

May 25th, 2015:

This is the day Bradley spoke more than five words to me. I have an entire post about how we met on my blog. You can check that out here!

July 12th, 2015

We hung out at my house. This is the first time we had hung out. We had been facetiming and texting all the time prior to this. He was wearing a red hat, blue cut off sleeved shirt and camo shorts. I for whatever reason hugged him as my way of greeting him. we hung out for about 2 hours and then he went to his house to pack for his trip to Maine.

July 13th, 2015:

We hung out again that day. We went to Starbucks which was awesome. We also had some weird guy pull up next to us and ask me if we knew mustang week was the week before.

July 26th, 2015:

He came back from his trip to Maine. He came over to my house. He was supposed to eat dinner at my house but his mom made him order a sandwich from Hardee’s. Then after I ate dinner. We went to britt’s donuts for like a little date.

Bradley and cara at the beach cara lynn blog

July 27th, 2015:

Bradley asked me to be his girlfriend. he did so on facetime at like 12:30 am. He was so nervous about it.

January 9th, 2016:

We went to Raliegh to celebrate Bradley’s birthday the next day. We were originally going to go to cheesecake factory but, it was insanely crowded and there was a two-hour wait. We went to Bradley’s grandma’s house outside of Raliegh. Then we went to the crabtree mall. We ended up eating at PF Chang’s. It was really good. We also did a lot of shopping.

January 27th, 2016:

Bradley forgot it was our 6th months. Instead, he drove to Goldsboro to get a nice hood. I was livid about that.

July 24th, 2016:

We went to Raliegh for our one-year anniversary/ my 19th birthday. We went to the crabtree mall. We ate at PF Chang’s which was again very good. Then we went inside the mall and went shopping. Bradley spent quite a bit of money on me due to my birthday and our anniversary is a mere four days apart. Then he bought me a piece of raspberry lemon cheesecake. I really had so much fun and appreciated how he planned everything at the last minute.

January 10th, 2017:

Bradley moved up to Charlotte. I was kind of sad because he’s no longer 15 minutes away. He’s four and a half hours away.

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How to survive long distance

How to survive long distance

If you’re new here then hello, my boyfriend who is most of the time the man behind the camera AKA the photographer, is now living in Charlotte. Also, This means our relationship is long distance. Although, It may not be extremely long distance but there is definitely. He is going to school over there while I’m taking cosmetology courses where I live.

  1. Texting: This is going to be your best friend. That being said prior to Bradley moving we didn’t text much. We now text constantly. We usually complain about boring things in class, missing each other and, planning when we’ll see each other.
  2. Facetime/skype: This is a god sent. We facetime every night after he gets back from his night classes at the college. I have morning cosmetology class. That means I’m in a class about 8:30 or 9:00 am every Monday through Friday. While Bradley’s in his evening classes from 1:30 to 8:00 pm.
  3. Phone calls: this is good for me because I can call him while I’m at lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. He’s usually starting to get ready for school around then.
  4. Snapchat: We can send snaps about what we are doing during the day as it’s happening. Usually, I am just showing him what styles I have done on the mannequin heads. Recently it’s been corn rows and braids.
  5. Planning: Planing is key for it to work. Plan when you both have time to spend together. Take turns with the traveling. For example, I killed two birds with one stone last weekend (January 13th through January 16th) I drove three and a half hours to Columbia, Sc to visit my dad while I was there Bradley drove an hour and a half to see me. It was perfect because he didn’t start school until January 17th. While I had til Wednesday off.
  6. Photos: This is Bradley’s suggestion. He said to keep legit photos with you. He also said to put them as your screensaver/background.
  7. Gifts: This was also a suggestion from Bradley. Send him or her surprise gifts. You can send them their favorite chocolate or candy. Send them little trinkets that relate to an inside joke.

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How Bradley and I met

* Note: I am using legit names but, no last names.*

How Bradley and I met

Bradley and cara at the beach cara lynn blog

So this post is going to be about how Bradley and I met originally.

My brother, Hunter, joined the sea cadets back in September of 2014. Looking back that is a very long time ago. Well as the supportive older sister ( Who was forced to go to all of those functions) I went to all of those functions. I went to the first sea cadet function in October 2014. It was boring. I noticed Bradley only because he was wearing the wrong uniform.

The I saw him again in February 2015, It was yet another sea cadet function I was most definitely dragged too. He was constantly teasing and arguing with this other girl.

Then I was dragged to the Sea Cadet quarter auction in may 2015. This time I got Bradley’s name. This is where all this is important/funny things happened. I was hanging out after helping set up the auction room. I was eating chick fil a and I decided to share the rest of my fries with Bradley. Later, apparently, he mentioned that “I was hot.” to his friends. Therefore my brother, Hunter, and his friend Falino decided that since he wouldn’t ask for my number that they would ask if it was okay if he received it from them. I told them to inform him to get it himself. Instead, his other friend, Zac, decided to try to get it “for him”. The reason I put it in the quotation is because Bradley would’ve never received the number if I had given it to Zac. I told Zac to tell Bradley that he would have to get it himself.

Later on, I told hunter to just give him my number because he seemed so nervous.

And that’s how Bradley and I met.

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