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December Birchbox and Ipsy

Happy Thursday and Happy New Year's Eve!! 2015 has gone by so fast and I can't wait for the new year!! I know that I was supposed to be on a break but I really wanted to get this up before the year was out. Let's see what I got in the last Birchbox and Ipsy of 2015!!!




So that is it for December Birchbox and Ipsy. What did you get this month? Comment below and let me know.

Well 2015 has ended on an exciting note for me! On Saturday December 26, 2015, my boyfriend proposed and we are now officially engaged!!! I will do the engagement story next month and the whole planning process will turn into a series on here!! I'm still thinking of a name and will announce that next month as well!!! Here is picture of the ring. He did a good job!!



I hope you guys have a Happy New Year and see you in 2016!!!

Influenster Spice VoxBox*

Happy Tuesday!! I can't get over that it is going to be warm on Christmas! Today I am bringing you another box by Influenster. I was so excited when I got the email about receiving this box. *I was sent this box complementary for testing purposes. Let's get into the unboxing!




So that is it for the Influenster Spice VoxBox. Did you receive this box? What were your thoughts? Comment below and let me know! See you guys Wednesday!!

Have you check out my previous post from my series, Shopping My Beauty Samples??


Shopping My Beauty Samples

Happy Monday! It is the countdown to Christmas! I'm so excited! Well today is another post in my Shopping My Beauty Samples series. This one is all brushes that I have received from Ipsy. I realized that I haven't mentioned them in yet in a post. Let's get into the reviews.


Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush



Box It Came From: Ipsy
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 10.00
Review: I already love the brush because its pink lol! I use this brush for my lid color and love how it applies my shadow. It is the perfect lid brush to pack on the color. I really love this brush. This is the only one by this company but if they had more, I would purchase them.

Luxie Tapered Blending Brush


Box It Came From: Ipsy
Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size
Price Point: 12.00
Review: You can never have enough blending brushes. I use this brush for my outer corner because of the angle of the brush. It is light to the touch but blends like a dream. It does a great job of concentrating that co…

On a personal note......

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone has been enjoying the weekend and cold weather! This is something that I've been seeing a lot of lately and I'm kinda fed up with it. I honestly debated on writing about it but it has been on my mind for a while and I just had to write about it. I've been trying to wrap my head around why women do more tearing down of each other instead of being more supportive. I see a lot of this on social media and it's sickening. One thing I saw was a recent YouTuber that hit 1 million and an Instagram page posted a picture of her congratulating her and the comments where so uncalled for and ridiculous. People were basically saying that because she's light skin, she's not black and just being straight up ignorant for no reason. You just couldn't say congratulations on her hitting a milestone, you had to be disrespectful for no reason. I just can't understand why people feel the need to be Internet bullies and say whatever they feel in t…

The Makeup Holiday Pop Up Show Haul

Happy Friday!! I'm so glad the weekend is here and class is over!! Christmas will be here soon and I'm so excited. Well today I'm bringing you a haul from the The Makeup Holiday Pop Up Show I went to with my friends last weekend. We had such a great time in New York and at the show.




So that is it for my haul from The Makeup Show. Have you tried any of these products? What were your thoughts? Comment below and let me know.

**I will be posting Sunday December 20- Wednesday December 23 and will be take a holiday break until January!! Check back those days for some exciting posts!!**

Have you check out my previous post on my Fall Walmart Beauty Box??




~**Drea Notes**~
I finally got around to putting up the tree and it didn't take me that long!!
I am running out of places to put this Elf on the Shelve. He's only here until Christmas Eve night!

Fall Walmart Beauty Box

Happy Thursday!! I'm not sure if Spring is trying to come early or this is a sign of a bad winter coming but this weather has been a little crazy lol. Today's post is an unboxing and review of the Fall Walmart Beauty Box.




So that is it for my Fall Walmart Beauty Box. Did you receive this box? What were your thoughts? Comment below and let me know. See you guys tomorrow.

Have you checked out my previous post on my November Favorites??



~** Drea Notes**~
Can you believe Christmas is next week?? I still need to wrap gifts lol!
I can't wait to make cookies on Christmas Eve with my son. I wonder what kind he wants to make this year.


November Favorites

Happy Sunday! I hope you guys have been enjoying the weekend. I can't believe it's December already. Today's post is going to be my November Favorites.




So that is it for my November Favorite. What were some of your favorites from last month? Comment below and let me know. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and see you guys Thursday.

Have you checked my previous post from my series, On a Personal Note..?


~**Drea Notes**~
They play too many toy commercials around this time of the year. My son has been added so many toys to his list. 
As you can see I took out my faux locs. I'll probably straighten it soon to see how long it is.
I can't wait for Christmas!!


On a personal note.......

Happy Thursday!! I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend! I had fun with family and friends and just enjoyed being off work for a nice long weekend. Now it seems like everyone is getting ready for Christmas and 2016 will be here before we know it. I debated on doing a post on this but I kept thinking about it so I decided why not. Last month I went to a party with one of my best friends. We had fun laughing, joking and dancing to good music. It was great to get out because both of us have kids and we haven't been out in a while. So as the party goes on and people start filtering in, we started to get approached by guys. Now this one guy came over to dance and it's a party, you're supposed to dance. So the guy asks what my name is and if I have someone. I answered that yes I have someone. He's like No, I'm playing and I'm like I'm serious, no games here. Then he said something that made me stop and look at him like he was crazy. He said "Well, take …

November Essence Beauty Box

Happy Tuesday! It was so cold yesterday! It seems like Winter is trying to make its way here! Today's post is going to be a review on my November Essence Beauty Box! This is the newly launched subscription service by Essence Magazine and it 15.00 a month.


So that is it for my November Essence Beauty Box. What dd you think of this month's box? Have you tried any of the products? Comment below and let me know, Stay warm and see you tomorrow!

Have you checked out my previous post, Essence and Ebony Best of Beauty 2015??


~**Drea Notes**~
I do not like to wear hats when it is cold for some reason. I think I need to start so I don't get sick lol!
I'm going to try to put up the Christmas tree this weekend, the goal is to try lol!


Essence and Ebony Magazine: Best of 2015 Beauty

Happy Monday! As most of you know Essence is one of my favorite magazines and so is Ebony. When I saw their best of 2015 articles, I got an idea for a post. I was going to try out some of these products for a few weeks and post my thoughts on them. Most of what I'm going to talk about is makeup but I have a couple non makeup products to talk about. I held off on the hair products until I took out my faux locs (which I was supposed to take out this weekend but didn't happen lol) So let's get into the reviews.



Best Makeup Primer: Cover Girl Outlast All-Day Primer


I recently raved about this primer in my October favorites. This is my new favorite, holy grail primer. I had to try this when I saw that it helped with oily skin. I don't have to blot my t-zone anymore or only once a day with this primer. It really does an amazing job with controlling the oil. It also gives a flawless canvas for your foundation and hides my pores. It is only 9.00 and can be found at any drugstor…

On a personal note....Update on Blogging and Personal Goals

Happy Football Sunday!! I hope everyone has been enjoying the weekend and getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving!! I can't believe it is this week! I can't wait to spend time with family! I thought about giving an update to the personal and blogging goals I set for myself last year with the Resolute Beauty Blogger series. You can check out my results post HERE!! I completed this in May of this year so let's see how I've been doing since then.


Blogging Goals

1. Attend A Blogging Event- Since then I have not attended another event. I was so happy when I did find my one event to attend. I have been keeping in contact with those bloggers I met and reading their blogs. I have been finding events but there are scheduling conflicts. I hope to find another one very soon.

2. Set A Blogging Schedule- I am still sticking to my Sunday, Thursday and every other Friday schedule. It has been really working with my hectic schedule I already have.

3. Change Up Current Style- I am still pl…

November Birchbox and Ipsy

Happy Saturday! I was having some technical issues but happy that this post is up now! I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week and then Christmas will be here. Today's post is going to be on my November Birchbox and Ipsy subscriptions.




So that is it for my beauty boxes for November. What did you get this month? Comment below and let me know. Hope you enjoy your weekend and see you Sunday!

Have you checked out my latest post on my Sephora VIB Haul??




~**Drea Notes**~
I still haven't started my Christmas shopping but have my list ready lol!
I need to get back to working out since I'm not sore anymore lol!


Sephora VIB Haul

Happy Thursday!! It has been a little crazy this week and I can't wait until the weekend! Today's post is my Sephora VIB haul! I didn't go crazy, just wanted to pick up some things that I've been wanting to try.


So that is it for my Sephora haul. Did you get to Sephora for the sale? What did you pick up/ Comment below and let me know. See you guys Friday!!

Have you checked out my previous post, October Favorites??


~**Drea Notes**~
I'm still a little sore for the Spartan Race but not as much. I need to get back in the gym.
I'm excited for The Makeup Holiday Pop Up Show next month!! After that, I need to go on a serious makeup no buy lol!
I asked my son what he wanted Santa to bring him and it was 5 minutes of a whole bunch of toys!! Lol!

October Favorites

Happy Sunday! It has been such a busy week and weekend with work, schoolwork, birthday party and the Spartan Race!! I was so excited and nervous about the race. I didn't know what to expect but was up for the challenge. It was a bit tough for me but I pushed and had motivation from my son, boyfriend and coworkers that I did the race with. I'm so proud that I completed the race and I would actually do it again! Here is a pic of my medal, shirt and headband. I am still super sore lol!!


I normally have videos for my favorites but I didn't have the time this month so its a regular post. I don't have too many things to talk about but let's get into my October Favorites!

Elf Cosmetics Blush Palette in Dark


I couldn't resist when I saw this palette in the Elf store. I saw Jaclyn Hill and Carli Bybel talking about this palette on their channel and I love it! I am trying to wear blush more often and have been reaching for this palette a lot. These colors are right up my …

Shopping My Beauty Samples

Happy Thursday!! It seems like November is flying by and Thanksgiving will be here very soon!! I can't wait to eat all day and spend time with family! I have another post from my Shopping My Beauty Samples series. Let's get into the reviews!

100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream


Box It Came From: Birchbox Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size Price Point: 13.00 and 25.00 Review: I always love trying new skincare products, especially eye creams. I love this company, they have amazing skincare products. I knew I was going to love this eye cream. It settles into my skin well and I don't look so tired in the morning. It really helps with looking more refreshed and awake. I think I would purchase this eye cream when I finish with this size. 
Eco-Beauty by LaFresh Group Good Day Good Moisturizer

Box It Came From: Birchbox
Full Size or Sample Size: Sample Size
Price Point: 40.00
Review: The packaging for this moisturizer is so cute! I love it. I have tried products from this company bef…