4 Real Skincare?

A few months ago I was gifted a few products from Big Girl Cosmetics from the new skincare range called 4 Real Women 4 Real Skin 4 real Needs 4 Real Results. I was really intrigued as I am only familiar with the makeup and the spa.

In case you are not as familiar with Big Girl Cosmetics as I am, let me give you the background and 411 on the brand. Big Girl Cosmetics is a local brand based in Chicago. The founder Kiley Russell started out as an Assistant Principal making products in her kitchen and giving them as gifts to her friends and family. She soon realized that her true passion was not teaching; it was beauty.

During her career as a teacher, she was invited to the Oprah show for teacher appreciation day with the car giveaway and you know what happened on that show…everyone received a car! Instead of keeping the car, she decided to sell it and start Big Girl Cosmetics.

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Now that you have been fully informed, let me tell you about the product. I have been using the Grapefruit Foaming Face Wash for a few months now and I was a little leery because I am very particular about my face wash and anything that looks like a gel is just too much for my sensitive skin; it usually dries and irritates my skin. But this face wash foams and so I was willing to give it a try and Kiley also talked me into it. LOL.

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Here’s the Glam: The Grapefruit Foaming Face Wash is great for combination skin types as it is very gentle and effective. It removes all my extra oil without drying my skin. It helps to nourish my dry areas and it keeps my breakouts to a minimum. A little goes a long way and it smells very refreshing!

IMG_2419Here’s the Slam: Insert crickets here because I really love everything about this cleanser!

In case you have not guessed by now, my final grade for the Grapefruit Foaming Face Wash is 5 out of 5 smooches…MUAH! This cleanser is more than what I expected and I can’t wait to try the other products! If you are interested in tying the Grapefruit Foaming Face Wash by Big Girl Cosmetics, you can purchase it on biggirlcosmetics.com for $24.00. Happy Cleansing!

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My Top 10 Stocking Stuffers Must Haves

Christmas is just a few days away and you still have time to purchase a few items for your stocking stuffers! Here are my top 10 suggestions that I have tried, tested and approved!!!

LVX: The No chip, no smudge nail polish wonder of the world! It last up to 8 days; Beauty School Scarlet tested, Beauty School Scarlet approved!IMG_2106Hair 180 Whipped She Butter: Gives lightweight shine and moisture without weighing the hair down!IMG_2110Beauty Blender: A makeup sponge that puts any makeup brush to shame with a flawless finish! It’s not your mama’s makeup sponge…LOLIMG_2115

Big Girl Cosmetics Grapefruit Foaming Wash: Gentle foaming face wash great fro combination skin. Removes excess oil without drying the skin.IMG_2109Josie Marin Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain: Long lasting lip power that you don’t need to reapply!IMG_2116Smashbox CC Cream: A genius lightweight makeup that moisturizes, corrects dark spots, evens out the skin tone with SPF 30!

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Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner: No smear, no smudge, waterproof eyeliner with fun colors for all skin tones!

IMG_4393Soap & Glory Clean on Me Shower Gel: Creamy clarifying shower gel that smells amazeballs!IMG_2108Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara: Long lasting no flaking mascara that makes the lashes look lushes!IMG_2119Peter Thomas Roth: The multifunctional Queen of Exfoliators! Baby smooth skin in just 5 minutes! IMG_1032

 

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Guest Article Post in Kokoa Magazine – Tips and Tricks to Help You Spring into Beauty; Spring in to Action!!!

Hey Beauty Scholars!!! Yours truly has an article in Kokoa Magazine titled “Tips and Tricks to Help You Spring into Beauty; Spring in to Action” on page 29!!! The April issue is dedicated to all things beauty so be sure to check it out!!! Here is the link…http://issuu.com/mykokoa/docs/aprilissue/1

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Report Card Review on Wing It baked blush by Big Girl Cosmetics

Report Card Review on Wing It baked blush by Big Girl Cosmetics
Big Girl Cosmetics is a local brand based in Chicago that is now available in select Macy’s stores and Macys.com. The founder Kiley Russell started out as an Assistant Principal making products in her kitchen and giving them as gifts to her friends and family. She soon realized that her true passion was not teaching; it was beauty.
During her career as a teacher, she was invited to the Oprah show for teacher appreciation day with the car giveaway and you know what happened then…everyone received a car!!! Instead of keeping the car, she decided to sell it and start Big Girl Cosmetics/Makeup Bar and Spa!!!
Now her products are available to all and I am here to tell you about the Mineral Baked Blush.
When I first saw it I thought it would be a little dark but as you know looks can be deceiving. The Beauty Advisor assured me it would look great and if I must say so myself…it does!!!
It is great for oily skin because it is a mineral based product. You can get sheer or dramatic coverage and it has a slight hint of shimmer and boy do I love shimmer!!! It cost $24, it is available in 4 colors and you can find it in select Macy’s Chicago stores or Macys.com.
My overall review is 5 out of 5 smooches!!! MUAH, I loved everything about it and I know you will too!!!

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