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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…

Evian Facial Spray Review*

Happy Friday!! It looks like the Fall weather is back! I hope everyone has been enjoying the weekend so far. Today's post is going to be a review on the Evian Facial Spray. *I received these products complementary from BrandBacker and this is my opinion after testing. Let's get into the review!!

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I was pretty excited when I accepted to the campaign. I have seen other bloggers reviewing this product and I was pretty curious about it. When you see the name Evian you automatically think of water ,not a beauty product. I was interested to see how this product would work. Directly from the site, this product is the Perfect way to help hydrate in air conditioned, or over-heated offices. evian® helps enhance the effectiveness of all moisturizers and any skin care regimen. evian® Facial Spray revives color cosmetics throughout the day. Feel confident to lightly spray over face without disturbing makeup. Every can of evian® is propelled under high pressure by nit…

I Love Fall Tag

Happy Thursday!! It has been a busy week for me!! I haven't done a tag video in a while and thanks to Tanya from Leopard Lace and Cheesecake for tagging me! This is the I Love Fall Tag!



I tag all of you who watched this video!!

So that is it for the I Love Fall Tag! What is your favorite thing about Fall? Comment below and let me know! See you guys Friday!!

Have you checked out my previous post on my Just Fab subscription??


~**Drea Notes**~
I thought this was Fall, loving the warm weather this week!
I just got my ticket to The Makeup Show Holiday Pop Up Show in December! I'm excited!



Just Fab Subscription

Happy Sunday!! This weekend was so much fun with the Halloween parades, party and trick or treating! Can't believe November is already here! I can't wait for Thanksgiving, it is one of my favorites holidays. Well today's post is another Just Fab purchase.


If you don't know about Just Fab, it is a monthly subscription service that you fill out a survey and a stylists picks out shoes for you based on that survey. You can choose something from your showroom, from the rest of the site or opt to skip the month. The subscription is 39.95 a month and if you want to skip, you have to do so before the 5th of the month or you will be charged. So let's get into my pick for this month.


These are the Jaslene shoes and I got them in Nude. They have a 4" heel and I was drawn to them because of the cute detail of the lock and key.


These are more of a peachy-brown nude which is a shade I don't have. I really love them and can't wait to pair outfits with these heels. He…