Thursday, February 26, 2015

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Gel Cleanser Review

Hi Divas,

                       Many of you know I love skincare, and every 3 months I usually change my cleansers but lately for the last 6 months I loved the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Gel Cleanser, now there is a difference based off your skin type between the gel cleanser and the creamy cleanser.

I have oily skin, if you have combination oily skin, you will love this cleanser. But if you are have Normal/Dry or Dry/Combination you will like the creamy cleanser.

Normal or Dry/Combination Skin

I have used this cleanser on my clarisonic Mia 1 & 2, with my hands and traveled with it. I will say I have not used it to remove my makeup but after using a makeup wipe I have noticed this helped pull up all my makeup left behind on my clarisonic.

After speaking with the Philosophy rep. I informed her how interested I was in the this product and heard so many great things about it, so after asking the questions I wanted about my skin. She informed me that since I have oily skin the cream version of this brand would't work for me but the gel cleanser is better for oily skin types.


So I use this cleanser for the these 3 reasons:
1. removes dirt, oil, impurities and all traces of makeup from my face.

2.rinses off completely clean, leaving my skin feeling soft and not tight

3. Deep clean thats great for oily skin types

It comes in a clears gel. I used a little squirt onto my clarisonic Mia 2, and it cleanse my skin well. What I did notice, is that it doesn't produce a luxurious foaming consistency. The foam was very minuscule which is something I loved about it.

In my honest opinion this cleanser is great for a daily use, I use it twice a day 3 times a week after I remove my makeup. Once I apply this on my clairisonic it removes everything in one round less than 1 minute of use. It lathers up just like I like it and only require a small dime size on my brush. 

For the Gel Cleanser you will find it in 1 size for $23, you can purchase it at SephoraUlta and

These products work for all skin types and races, it’s up to you to figure out which one is best for you. Let me know how you feel about it because I want to hear which one works best for you, or which product you use for a nightly, daily cleanser.
Stay Beautiful!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

NEW BOOK ALERT: Blinded By The Lights Author: Toppnotch

Hi Divas & Gents,

Now I must say yes, this year you will find more book releases from me. So of course I had to let you know that New Author Toppnotch is coming out with a book under Tajana Sutton Ruby Love Publications. I will be giving you a brief history about this author in another post and I must say this book is a must have this year. I love the characters, Toppnotch takes you behind the lights and fame into the true story of music, love, lies, and loyalty. This book to me is very different than most fictions I have read. I love the detail to attention with the characters and how everyone connects. HUSTLE is not the word for these characters, you will be drawn into this book. Release date isn't set yet, but I will let you know and provide a link coming soon. Also log-in Tajana Sutton Deja Fan Group for updates on this book and other's coming out from her publication company.



Back in the projects, things were as normal. Everybody was hustling. Fiends hustled in the streets for cash, hustlers were on their grind with drugs in the lobby for the fiends and a few families had candy houses equipped with everything from penny candy to loose cigarettes. 360 were back at home. Parking his exotic ride, he jumped out on the phone looking like a star. He handed a crack head a ten dollar bill to wipe his car down before entering the building. Heading to the elevator, hoodrats were shooting their shot at a chance to escape with him for a day. Laughing off the advances, he realized that the elevator wasn’t working [a project ritual] so he climbed the piss infested stairwell to the sixth floor. Known as headquarters, this was where his uncles and Lingo’s dad reigned for years. Of his two uncles, 360 leaned on Deville for more advice. His uncle, Lac, was more so the money line when he wanted something. Walking into the lavish apartment, 360 caught Deville watching an old Western film with Clint Eastwood in it on the living room couch.

“I’ve been worried about you boy. I heard shorty’s talking ‘bout Lingo got shot. How he holding up?” asked Deville, shutting off the TV.

“He’s maintaining, after five shots. The bogus part about it was that they were aiming for me. Somebody wants me dead, Unk!” said 360 frantically. He then went into how the situation unfolded and how Lingo jumped in the way to save his life.

 Deville took in all the information before telling 360 what he thought. “Y’all rookies are in a major league. On top of that, that boy Lingo putting his foot down in it. Niggas are envious and would do whateva it takes to stay relevant in the game. Now, for a star studded event of that magnitude, I know security was tighter than this building. Anything bigger than a .380, can’t be concealed from a pat down.” Deville was schooling his nephew who listened intently. “Find out who was in charge of the security detail and we’ll shake their asses up. As for Lingo, that was a stand up move he made for you. With his fame increasing, he could have easily watched you die and wrote a song in your memory. Stay on top of his business like we did for his dad. He reminds me a lot of ol’ A- Train. You know that when the Feds came looking for him, they were ‘bout to comb the entire building to search and fuck our shit up. Instead of taking everybody down with me him, he turned himself in like a real gansta. For that, we put ten grand on his books every single month,” said Deville while rolling up a joint.

 360’s phone lit up just as Deville sparked his joint. “Unk, I gotta roll. I’ma put you in tune about everything a lil’ later,” said 360, heading for the door.

“Before you go, take this with you.” Deville went under the couch cushion, producing a Glock 9mm. “This should keep a nigga up off you, but you be careful boy!”

360 had never even carried a blade before, but a knife wasn’t going to cut in a gun fight. On his way back to his car, 360 thought back to the candid conversation he had with Boss. How he paid for everything to be perfect and tried to make it seem like it was my fault Lingo got hit. It still didn’t add up. If he wanted me dead, he had numerous occasions to pull it off. Why wait for the biggest night of Lingo’s career? 360 thought as he exited the building. He stopped shortly to show the hustlers some love and to collect well wishes for Lingo when Cash Mir called again. Not in the mood for talking, 360 simply text him, letting him know that he was on his way to the studio for the meeting.
What are your thoughts just from the Excerpt? Let me know in the comments.
Stay Beautiful!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NEW Sephora Cream Lip Stain

Hi Divas & Gents,
                                   Now we all love Sephora, if you have not been to a Sephora store you are missing out. I love going to Sephora and in Los Angeles, CA there are 5 locations I will drive to because first great customer service, second well stocked third great location in the mall fourth Parking is great fifth product knowledge.

Now of course my girl Ckey Beauty told me about Sephora had there new Cream lip stains out in store and online. I love a matte lip, a matte face. So of course since I missed out on colors from last year, I immediately jumped on the website without hesitation and ordered 4 of colors.

 Sephora Lip Stain $13 for 0.169 Fl Oz (5 ml)
Sephora Cream Lip Stains are said to be “lip stains that provide beautiful, long-lasting color. This high-coverage lip product features avocado oil for a texture that transforms as you wear it: when applied, the initial cream texture becomes a silky, lightweight stain. Lips achieve stunning color and feel soft and comfortable.”

Repost photo credit from IG:Trendmood1 from oliviaridguezz
Even though this product is thought of to be a stain, I would say that it is more of a liquid lipstick. It is applied with a doe-foot applicator which is much easier to use to make the edges of my lips look sharp. I love this product!  I have three of the matte shades and they all last for a ridiculous amount of time. Like all long-lasting products, these are somewhat drying like most matte lipsticks. However I always apply a lip balm over my lips before applying any lip stains because that affects the lasting power and keeps your lips moisturized with the matte lipsticks.
Here are the Pros & Cons to these lip stains:
It gives complete coverage and deep pigmentation in just one swipe.
An ideal choose of colors for all skin tones
The texture feels watery and creamy initially on the lips, but dries to a powdery lip stain within a few seconds.
Does not hydrate lips, also does not accentuate any issues unless lips are really chapped.
Matte stain, it's long lasting on the lips and I recommend using a lip balm before applying.
Super pigmented and gives complete coverage, ideal for pigmented lips.
Stays on for 10-12 hours with heavy meals and water sips.
Even when it fades away, leaves a stubborn stain on the lips which does not settle into the lip crevices hence it looks fine and can be removed with oil/remover.
The stain neither feathers nor settles into the fine lines unless we swipe it more than 3-4 times.
  • Travel Friendly to put in your purse or carry-on bag.
Now I know Sephora did discontinue some of the lip stains from last year and kept some.
The older shades that are left:
01 always red
03 Strawberry Kissed
05 Infinite Rose
They discontinued some other colors
02 Classic beige
04 Endless purple
07 Dark berry
Overall my thoughts on these lip stains are a must-haves 5 stars.
This product is for those who desire the long staying power of a lip stain with the opacity of traditional lipstick. Once the creamy-liquid texture sets, the stain looks and feels too dry and matte, so for comfortable wear, finish the look with a balm. That said, the color really lasts, even with gloss on top of it for a little shine.
The shade range is just great for all skin tones, but you can find option for work, school, and the night life with what's available.
Let me know what lip stains have you purchase so far in 2015 and what are some must-have colors for you.
Stay Beautiful!!