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On A Personal Note..Where have I been?

I always dread Spring Forward lol. Of course the obvious reason is losing an hour of sleep but my son is always thrown off his schedule and it always a struggle for bedtime lol. Hopefully since he is older, it won't be as tough.
I did announce on my Instagram and Facebook that I was taking a break but not on here. It was something that really wasn't planned but the way life is set up, it just happened. Sometimes life throws you things that are really out of your control and it can be hard to adapt. You sometimes have to take a couple steps back and figure some things out. I am pretty good with adapting to change but this time it was something that really threw me off. 
I will be back soon, I have so much content that I want to get out, products I want to review and so on. I just wanted to check in and say hi and that I'm still here lol. Hopefully you guys are having a great start to the new year and I'll see you soon.
By the way, can we talk about Black Panther really…

December/January Favorites

I can't believe it is February already! I just can't wait for the warmer weather to get here lol. Today I am sharing my December and January Favorites!

So that is it for my favorites. Have you tried any of these products? Comment below and let me know. Hope you have a great weekend and see you guys Tuesday!
~**Drea Notes**~
I can't wait to go see Black Panther, I'm excited and so is my son!

Soft Valentine's Tutorial

I am so glad the weekend is almost here again lol! This week has been something else! Today I am sharing my Valentine's Tutorial! This will be one of two that I will be doing. This one is a soft and romantic look.

Products Used: 
Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydra Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray Urban Decay Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion Fenty Beauty Pro Filter Foundation in 420 Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown NYX Cosmetics Dance The Tides Eyeshadow Smashbox Cover Shot Abaze Palette MaybellinexShayla Big Shot Mascara in Baddest Black Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amonde AJ Crimson Contour #7 AJ Crimson Bamboo Loose Powder Sephora Microsmooth Powder in Deep  Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette in Medium to Dark Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molton Gold Liberty Republic Lashes in Pillow Talk House of Lashes Lash Glue Kat Von D Tatto Liner in Trooper Black NYX Cosmetics Espresso Lip Liner Bare Minerals Boss Matte Liquid Lipstick Urban Dec…

Shopping My Beauty Samples

It has been a while since I've done a post in this series. I have so many samples to review that I have been using over the past couple of months. Let's jump into the reviews!

SashaPure Perfectly Defining Curl Creme and Restorative Conditioning Masque

Box It Came From: Cocotique Full Size or Sample Size: Full Size Price Point: Curling Cream- 12.99 and Masque 15.99 Review: Can I just say that I love when I get full size hair products in my beauty boxes? I get so happy when I get any full size product, especially a hair product. This is a new company to me and I couldn't wait to try these products out. I'll start with the hair masque. I love the smooth and creamy texture of this and it smells amazing! It leaves my hair feeling so soft and moisturized. It contain some amazing ingredients such as Sacha Inchi Oil, Vitamins A-E and Omega 3-6-9 that are very beneficial for your hair. The curling cream has the same benefits and smooth texture. It is very easy to work with and gave…

Chapter 34

By the time this post goes up, it will be my birthday! I can't believe I will be turning 34! I don't look a day over 16 lol (people actually think I'm 16 when I'm out sometimes lol). I am just so grateful to be seeing another year of life and looking forward to what this year has in store for me. 
When I was about to turn 30, I was so scared to be leaving my twenties. I didn't want to get older but I embraced my thirties and now I'm scared of getting close to 40 lol. I have learned that it is okay to get old, you get wiser and learn a lot of things. You start to realize some things about yourself and others around you. I've learned that not everyone that you call a friend is actually your friend. You can't keep people close that are no good for you and it may hurt but then you will realize that you are much better off without those people. You really start to learn about yourself and your purpose in life and just everything. 
I am loving what I am lear…

Cosmetics By Cocoa Review

It has been so cold lately! I am so ready for it to warm up a little bit. Today I will be sharing my full review of Cosmetics By Cocoa skincare products. 

Cosmetics By Cocoa was started by Ebony (Cocoa) Severado Bullock in 2014. She was looking for skincare products that didn't irritate or dry out her skin and something that worked. She decided to create her own skincare line and it took off from there. 
Cosmetics by Cocoa is a Black Owned Business with products that are 100% natural and certified organic. You can read the ingredients on the packaging and know what you are putting on your skin and body. I really appreciate brands that care about having quality products that are safe to use on your skin and body. Let's jump into the reviews!
Coconut Milk Unscented Facial Wash

Taken directly from the site, Our Coconut Milk Facial Wash is made from the purest of ingredients. It cleanses, tones and provides a healthy glow to your face. There's no chemicals, additives, preserva…

December Cocotique

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had such a fun filled weekend with a trip to the Aquarium, double date night with friends and celebrating birthdays with friends. Speaking of birthdays, mine is exactly a week from today! I am looking forward to some time off and have fun celebrating another year of life.
I am now all caught up on my December boxes! Today I am sharing what is inside my December Cocotique! 

So that was it for my Cocotique. Have you tried any of these products? What were your thoughts? Comment below and let me know! Have a great start to the week and see you guys Thursday!
~**Drea Notes**~
My Christmas tree is still up lol. I will be taking it down sometime this week.
I tried one of the new Blonde Vanilla Latte at Starbucks (I always try the new drinks, well most of them lol) and I like it. It is a very light and sweet enough. I want to try the other ones.

December Onyx Box

I don't know about you but I am over this cold weather! It has been so cold and icy lately, it just makes me want to stay inside lol! I am playing catch up with my December videos and today I am sharing my December Onyx Box. 
I filmed this before the new year as you will see in the video lol but its is better late than never.

So that is it for my Decemeber Onyx Box. Which product are you interested in trying? Comment below and let me know. See you guys Friday!

Ivy Tea Co Subscription

I fell so behind on my videos since I did Vlogmas for the first time. I recently picked up a new subscription box and it is different than my other ones. 
You guys know I am a huge coffee drinker and fan. I have been trying to drink tea more and this subscription will help with that. I discovered Ivy Tea Co on Instagram and was intrigued by the organic tea and company. This is also a Black Owned Company so I knew I wanted to support.
The Trap Tea subscription box is a quarterly box that ships out every three months. I didn't post about the first box that came out but I am really excited about this one. I will post a full review on the teas soon but wanted to do an unboxing. 

So that is it for my new subscription box. What kind of tea do you like drinking? Comment below and let me know. See you guys tomorrow!!

Happy New Year 2018!

Can you believe it is already a new year?? 2017 went by so fast and now we are into this new year. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. I really enjoyed time with family and some days off to sleep in lol. I am back from my break and ready to dive back into Naturalle Drea. 
I will have new posts up the rest of this week so make sure you check back in! I am just excited for what 2018 has in store for me and counting down to my birthday which is later this month lol. 
I uploaded a skincare demo on my channel featuring products by Cosmetics By Cocoa. I will have a full review of all the products next week but wanted to start with this demo. I have been testing these products out over the past couple of weeks and can't wait to share my results. 
Hope you enjoy and see you guys tomorrow!