Monthly archives of “October 2015

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GET A LIFE!

It’s something that I’ve really been urged to do over the last couple of weeks. This prompted me to give it some real thought. The last few months have been tough. School continues to be a headache, I started a new job, and there are… Read More

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WALNUT COMPLEXION SCRUB

This was not a recommended product from my facial; however, I ran out of my current exfoliator and decided to purchase one from Ole Henriksen (since I’m transitioning to their products).  Description: Densely textured, smooth gliding, and energizing face scrub that scours away dead, tired skin… Read More

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I’M 30!!!

For the last few years, I’ve been imagining that my life will change the day I turned 30. That I would finally know who I am, my purpose in life, and what I wanted to be when I grow up.  I’ve only been 30 since… Read More

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THE CASE OF THE BASES

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All About That Base

A couple of months ago, I bought a new base coat (Read: All About That Base) and thought I should compare it to my usual (Read: DL’s Hard Rock).  Because it’s highly unlikely that you clicked either of those links, let me provide you with a brief recap.  All About That Base CC Base Coat is a formula that contains 10 nail treatments to conceal, moisturize and strengthen while Hard Rock Base and Top Coat Nail Strengthening strengthens and protects, encouraging healthy nail growth.

Since using All About That Base, my toenails have become a bit weak with a few actually cracking. My fingernails are doing a bit better, although, I did experience a tear in one of my nails.  As a result, I decided to give my nails a break by getting gel manicures on both my toenails and fingernails.  That may seem counterproductive but it’s allowing me to give my nails a break for a couple of weeks.

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Hard Rock

This weekend, I plan on going back to the real MVP, Hard Rock.  With Hard Rock, my biggest issue was my nails growing too fast.  You guys know I’m a stan for Deborah Lippmann but All About That Base sucks.  Maybe its for people who don’t need real protection, who knows…  Shop both at Sephora.

I am 90% done with the new site: pinkgumbeaux.com. Although I will continue to have a presence on Blogger, it will no longer be my main blog *insert tears here* Till then, you know I need friends so like Pink Gumbeaux on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Instagram. And, check out my last: Halloween Chic.

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HALLOWEEN CHIC???

I ran out of my nude (Read: Finally, My Ideal Nude).  Instead of replacing it, I decided to purchase a dark brown.  One of my favorite Sephora consultants recommended I try one of their new product lines: Black Up.  Black Up is a cosmetics line for women of color founded in 1999 by an African makeup artist.  The collection includes makeup, skincare and makeup tools.  Their prices are pretty normal but may be considered pricey for others.  The Consultant selected their  2 in 1 pencil in Moccaccino Brown for me.

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I loved the texture and although it was a new look for me, I was fairly confident with my purchase so I strolled out of Sephora to meet up with my husband.  Me: “What do you think?” Husband: “I think it’s very Halloween chic.”  Me:

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As a result, I returned it.  Since Husband is such a beauty expert, I brought him with me. This particular Sephora didn’t have the Black Up collection; therefore, I was unable to exchange it.  I bought BITE’s Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick in Plum instead. Husband thought this color was more “versatile” which is exactly with the Sephora Consultant said 5 seconds before he did…  As we left, Husband said “you should try the brown next month, then you’ll be “Thanksgiving chic.”  >_<

I should also mention that since this is my birthday month (my birthday is October 12th), I received my free gift: NARS mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella and mini Satin Lip in Rikugien.

I am 90% done with the new site: pinkgumbeaux.com. Although I will continue to have a presence on Blogger, it will no longer be my main blog *insert tears here* Till then, you know I need friends so like Pink Gumbeaux on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Instagram. And, check out my last: Dumblonde.