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The Sanfilippo Wing It Eyeliner Stamp

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I must confess, I'm a novice when it comes to applying winged eyeliner on myself so when I first saw this product called Wing it on kick starter a year ago, my eyes opened wide and I felt hope in mastering the wing.

Barbara Sanfilippo a beautiful young entrepreneur born in Italy, now residing in Germany, came up with this concept about a liner with a pre-inked wing stamp on the end of it. She effortlessly shows in her videos how she stamps on the wing then finishes it off with the liner. Unfortunately, she did not raise the funds needed to manufacture her product so she went to the bank got a loan and now is a successful business woman with a great and unique product that is being sold throughout Europe and the USA by way of her website. I have seen other stamps with eyeliners before from China but the stamps are shaped like stars and hearts which is not my thing.
Other USA companies have a similar concept with the stamp but it does not come with eyeliner or ink. So Miss. Sanfilippo, is at the top of her game with her baby!

Let me introduce you to the Sanfilippo Wing it! birthed in Belgium. This eyeliner duo is available in a Thick stamp or Thin stamp and in different colors. The eyeliner has a felt tip with pigmented black ink that is water resistant which is great and on the other end, a winged stamp already with the ink included.






As you can see, the eyeliners have the same felt tip in size so the only difference is the shape of the stamps.

Here are the liners and stamps swatched on my hand.



Wing it also comes in 6 other colors including this one in Red Wine.

This swatch was scary, it bled a lot and stained on the hand but it bled less on the eyes. The felt tip was very wet and saturated compared to the black ink formulation.

As for my winged liner experience with the product, I was very nervous LOL. I was afraid to make a mistake which of course I did and had to have Q tips and oil makeup remover to wipe my errors. I noticed with the stamp you have to take your time and practice. Yes, it creates a wing but not a flawless one so you have to fill it in but the stamp is great to create a guide. Just be sure to apply the stamp in the proper position for both eyes so that the angles will be the same.

The liner is great! It's pigmented and lasted until I removed it with makeup remover.
As for the stamp, it did stamp a wing shape but as I mentioned before I had to fill it in more and then line the rest of my lash line. Unfortunately, the red stamp bled and stained so I was bummed about that although I was still able to stamp and line with it I just wish it had the same formulation as the black ink.
The packaging is nice except it should have the thick or thin print on the tube if you own both and my tube for the Red Wine looked the same so I could not tell which one was which without swatching it.
Here was my first attempt using it, hopefully practice will make permanent and I can get better and better.




I have the thick stamp on my right eye and the thin on my left eye.
Here is the attempt with Red Wine Wing It...


I noticed dramatic wing liner does not look good on my eye shape so a baby wing is more suitable.

Overall, it's a unique and fun product that can help guide you on your wing liner journey if you are a novice like me.

Here's how Barbara does it to give you an idea.


The Sanfilippo Wing It! sells for 19 bucks with shipping and can be purchased on https://sanfilippo-wingit.com


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Urban Decay Naked Heat

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Urban Decay has come out with a striking looking palette but this time the shades have a mix of warm browns, neutrals, burnt oranges and siennas with a variety of textures and finishes.
I'm not too crazy about the name "Naked Heat" but the shades and packaging are very eye catching.
The colors do resemble the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance a bit which I own and I'm very very fond of.

So here she is! and retails for 54 dollars. Are you intrigued by these hot shades? I just got the insider email so it's not available yet but here's a sneak peek so you can decide if you want to grab a hold of this new fiery palette.
It launches online July 10 and will be in stores July 13, 2017
Now, if you're an Urban Decay insider you can get it right away!
Just go to their site Today and you will get early access to it! Be sure to sign up as well for more news and offers on www.urbandecay.com


These 12 shades include:
OUNCE (ivory shimmer)
CHASER (light nude matte)
SAUCED (soft terra-cotta matte)
LOW BLOW (brown matte)
LUMBRE (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
HE DEVIL (burnt red matte)
DIRTY TALK (metallic burnt red)
SCORCHED (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
CAYENNE (deep terra-cotta matte)
EN FUEGO (burgundy matte)
ASHES (deep reddish-brown matte)
EMBER (deep metallic copper-burgundy)



Here's a glimpse of the palette in a video πŸ”₯



Images from the Urban Decay site...
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Michael Kors on Ottica.Com

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Press SampleProduct given for testing and review purposes

Thanks to Ottica eyewear company, I was able to pick out a frame I liked and review it. 
Their site is very easy to navigate on, it saves your uploaded photos to see how you look in their frames and it saves your prescription. I saw many frames on the site that I liked and was torn with all the beautiful styles ranging from designers like Coach, Versace, Burberry, Tory Burch among others but I went with vintage and classy with Michael Kors in Tabitha.






These Michael Kors frames in Tabitha are very beautiful and they go with my face shape and fun personality. 
The design has a cat eye appeal. The legs are black with the Mickel Kors emblem and they have gold glitter like particles embedded in them.



I never owned transaction eyewear so I ordered these in transitions to function as both glasses and sunglasses. It's really convenient because I do not need to carry around sunglasses either.
These glasses do take getting used to. In the beginning, I had eye strain and they were a bit snug but now over time they are feeling better.
I really like these they photograph nicely and they get dark in the sun after a few minutes. 

The packaging is really nice as well. They come in a Micheal Kors case with a cleaning cloth with the name printed on it as well. Also, Ottica sent me a black card with a discount code and my prescription is printed on it for safe keeping.
As for the white case, it's a bit big an bulky for me, I like slimmer cases but it's good if you carry larger handbags.




Overall, this is a great site for designer eyewear and the prices are good too, being that they are designer frames and shipping takes about 2 weeks. They offer Free shipping, Free returns, 365 day warranty and complimentary lenses with each purchase.
www.ottica.com has a special going on just go to the site and see what best suits you. The transitions lenses are extra and UV coating. The total cost for my frames including lenses were $204.00 and since I was given a credit coupon to shop, all that came out of my pocket was 4 bucks. I definitely got blessed to do this review. Thanks again Ottica!

                            Here is a mini photo shoot in Michael Kors Tabitha:)


                                 

The longer you are in the sun the darker they become.







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Mandisa Out of the Dark

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Press Sample: Product given for testing and review purposes from Propeller Consulting, LLC 



I have been a fan of Mandisa's voice ever since she was a contestant on American Idol season 5, I  especially loved when she sang Mary Mary's Shackles. It has been 4 years now since she released "Overcomer" that won her a grammy.

Mandisa wrote her song “Overcomer” in 2013 to encourage her close friend Kisha, who was battling breast cancer. Mandisa really believed and prayed that God was going to heal her, but when Kisha went to be with Jesus in 2014, Mandisa’s foundation was shaken in a way she never expected. She fell into a deep pit of depression for close to 3 years, shutting out her friends, family and the rest of the world. Mandisa believes if she had kept going down that road she was on, she would not be here today… but God stepped in and lifted her out of that pit by using her close friends to communicate their love for her and God’s love for her. This album is Mandisa’s way of letting her fans into her story – it’s called 'Out Of The Dark' because that is exactly where God lifted her out of! 
You can watch her talk openly about this on Good Morning America last week here: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/mandisa-opens-overcoming-depression-47020463

In this new CD titled "Out of the Dark", She takes us through what she went through and how her friends and family were her spiritual rock that did not let her stay down and lost.

This cd is full of encouragement, inspiration and hope and it really lets us into Mandisas life and the struggles she faced and how she overcame them and how we too can overcome, bounce back and be that come back kid by standing on the word of God and surrounding ourselves with positive people.

The CD contains 15 tracks with three bonus ones.

Acoustic Video for "Unfinished”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQFpXcvFI0A






Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this product. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 
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The Yanola Floral Print Kimono

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Press SampleProduct given for testing and review purposes at a discounted price.

This chiffon kimono was perfect for the concert I recently sang at.
It's very flowy, not that sheer and the floral print is very colorful and vivid.

I'm 5'2 and with my 4 inch heels it fit just right. This one size kimono from Yonala is intended to be worn as a swimsuit cover up but I'd rather keep it in my closet to be apart of my fashion wardrobe so I can pair with a skirt, shorts, leggings or skinny jeans. In the pictures below, I paired it with some soft pink jeggings and a black cami and to accessorize with a black chocker and a long tassel pendant.
You can get this cute kimono for $14.99 on Amazon. Link is below...




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ColourPop New Ultra Metallic Lip Collection : Treat Wave, Sandwishes & Dirty Birdy

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ColourPop has done it again with their metallic lippies! These liquid metallic lipsticks are not only beautiful but they are very pigmented, silky, long wearing and give your lips a gorgeous and unique metallic finish. I wear these with a lip liner and I'm good to go but you can also opt to wear them alone or on top of a different color lipstick.
Colourpop has very affordable prices and they always ship their products with a cute little note. 
I already had owned 4 of the metallic lippies in the colors Zebra, Man Eater, 3 Way and Flitter and now to add to my collection, I just added the three new ones in Treat Wave, Sandwishes and Dirty Birdy.
In the pictures below, you will see these beauties swatched on my hand. They are having a sale now with free shipping for a limited time so go check them out at ColourPop.com.


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The first one swatched is "Dirty Birdy
Here's a description from the ColourPop website.
Cost of lippies: $6.00
Ultra Metallic Lip A super intense metalized liquid lipstick created with high-impact metallic pearls. This formula is not completely transfer-resistant but is very long-wearing while still being smooth and comfortable on the lips.
           Shade Pinks Net Weight 2.8g (0.10oz)
           "Treat Wave" Shade Neutrals
                      The one that really caught my attention,"Sandwishes" Shade Pinks
                                                            
























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Everyday is Mother's Day: Download This Book for Free From Broadstreet Publishing

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Every Day is Mother's Day! If you are a mom, you can agree. It seems our job is never done but at the end of the day it is truly a blessing and a very rewarding experience. I'm a recent homeschooling mom of 2 beautiful kids. I have a 9 yr old boy and an 11 year old girl.


Although being a mom is great, it also comes with daily challenges and life struggles and that's when we need to take "Breathers". Some examples of "Breathers" besides taking deep breaths can include pampering ourselves, going out, reading, praying and having a devotional time with the one who gifted you these children, I'm not talking about your spouse ☺️ I'm talking about our Heavenly Father, God. Well, this is what I do on a daily basis and I love it because it fills me with peace, directs me and feeds my soul. 

Today's blog post is a great way to get you started to "Breathe" and "Recieve"by downloading this beautiful devotional by Karen Moore absolutely Free. It's filled with 365 daily devotions to get you closer to God, to be inspired, directed and encouraged. 
Here's a sample read from this book.

May you be encouraged and strengthened by reading this daily devotional. Congratulations, Mommy! You deserve it, Now "Breathe".


Click on my favorite flower the Gerbera Daisy to download Every Day is Mother's Day from Broad Street Publishing:



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