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FAUX PRODUCT REVIEW 26: KONJAC CLEANSING SPONGE W/ COMPLEXION CLEARING CLAY

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I first introduced you to these face-turds-on-a-string in Faux Product Review 16: Konjac Cleansing Sponge w/ Bamboo Charcoal. Per directions, sponges should be replaced every 2 to 3 months. Due to having a conversation about dark marks with a Sephora Consultant, she suggested I try Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Complexion Clearing Clay and check back with her in a month.

Formulated specifically for active blemish-prone skin, Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Complexion Clearing Clay helps draw out oil and impurities and reduces blemish-causing bacteria to correct and prevent excessive breakouts. The pillow-soft sponge gently exfoliates dead skin cells and removes excess oil, while the green clay’s natural antibacterial properties help clear current breakouts and prevent future outbreaks for smoother, clearer, brighter-looking skin.

It’s also free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates. All the things you care nothing about.

I’ve been using light-skin turd for a few days and assume I will be satisfied with it. It’s hard to tell. I’ve been drinking more water, take hair, skin and nail supplements and have minimized makeup usage (I’ll tell you about that later). For 15 bucks, I think it’s worth the financial risk… For more, visit Sephora.

You’re welcome.

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HOW TO SPOT NICE PEOPLE

and get as far away as possible.

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Earlier this week, I had a conversation with a fellow blogger (hey Jessica) in which we discussed our distaste for nice people. After being on this earth for 30 years, I am convinced that nice people are the devil’s spawn and because I’m always looking out for you guys, I’ve created a preliminary guide to help you dodge these hell Angels.

  1. Nice people want to be your friend on demand. They don’t want to get to know you, cyberstalk you, test your hair follicle, obtain a blood sample or wait the standard 3 to 5 years. They just want to be your friend immediately, like a weirdo.
  2. Upon arrival, nice people will approach you like excited puppies. They can’t wait to speak to you. Make a u-turn, head back to your car and get the hell out of there!
  3. Nice people hug you with both arms opposed to the one-arm side hug.
  4. Nice people call, email and or text you “because they were thinking about you and wanted to reach out.”
  5. If you’re running late to a dinner your husband made you attend, nice people wait for you to arrive before ordering their food.
  6. Nice people not only remember your birthday but send you a gift. If I were you I would sell it on eBay, get the cash and buy yourself an untainted gift.
  7. Nice people compliment you on your makeup, hair and attire. Go home, change.

Nice people will read this blog post and ask “what’s wrong with being nice?” If you’re that type of person, I will block you.

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FAUX PRODUCT REVIEW 13: VEIL MINERAL PRIMER

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I did not like Black Up’s Perfect Mattifying Primer. In addition to it’s questionable ownership, light formula and crappy pump, I still don’t know if it’s effective. I went through just half of the jar when I tossed it out due to the pump no longer working. I got tired of scooping it out. Would you ask Beyonce, Michelle Obama or NeNe Leaks to scoop out their primer? Then DON’T ask me!

While restocking on other items (Sugar Advance Therapy Lip and De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray), I asked the Sephora Beauty Advisor for recommendations.  She recommended Hourglass’s Veil Mineral Primer which I was familiar with because my Mom had been using it for the last few months. According to Mom, it did what it was supposed to but she would rather use some old people’s primer sold on a home shopping network.

This clean, satin-finish formula helps keep makeup looking fresh and prevents fading. Veil Mineral Primer also absorbs excess oils and minimizes the appearance of pores by evenly distributing light to help hide and soften the look of skin imperfections and fine lines.

Not that you care but it’s free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. The formula is really light and I don’t like that. I like to feel like I’m spreading cake batter on my face. Just as Mom stated, it appears to do what it’s expected to; plus, it’s offered in a sample size for 18 bucks. There’s not much of a risk. Read better reviews and shop here.

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MAZE RUNNER: BORE TRIALS

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Disclaimer: This post contains spoiler alerts, shade and reviews from someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. 

It was one of those super boring and lazy weekends when I first watched Maze Runner (Part 1) nearly two months ago. Basically, it’s a group of gerbils young adults out in some form of wilderness surrounded by giant stone walls which happen to be a maze. Of course, the maze is filled with nonsense but they make it out. At the end of the movie, it’s revealed that they are apart of some science experiment that will not be ending anytime soon.  After, I was in search for part two but found out that it hadn’t been released yet.  As a result, I had to see it opening night.

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The opening scene includes the crew being rescued and brought to a “safe haven.”  HBIC, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) had a feeling this “safe haven” was a crock of crap so he grabbed his crew and out to the “scorch” they went.  I thought that being out there in the heat without food, water and shelter would kill them off one by one.  Bam, movie over! But then, they introduced super fast zombies. On top of that, they were still being hunted by WCKD (the scientists).  They were eventually found because Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) snitched.  How the heck does one snitch without access to any form of communication? -_- The last scene wrapped with them being all “I’m going to get revenge and save the world.”

I honestly could have done without that last scene.  Further, the combination of end of the world, save the world, conspiracy theory, science experiment and zombies made me feel like I had already seen this movie.  It came off as every other sci-fi thriller I’ve seen over the last year or so. I don’t regret seeing it but could’ve spent that time polishing my nails… … …

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THE EEPHUS

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I’ve waited so long for this EP.  Due to delays, two singles were released to hold us over: Jidenna’s “Classic Man” and Janelle Monae’s “Yoga.”  Although this album is a compilation of artists signed to Monae’s Wondaland Records, I am such a fan of hers that I downloaded it without listening…  Grrrrr

Unlike my previous reviews, I am not going to break down the music genres because I’m not even sure if one has been identified for this group.  Once downloaded at approximately 7AM on this past Friday, I begin blasting the music.  I should mention that I downloaded the “explicit” version because I’m a badass, duh.  Any who, first up was Deep Cotton’s “Let’s Get Caught.”  Great melody, vulgar but not surprising.  I already had the two singles that were released and am tired of hearing them so I skip to the last few songs.  They are a snorefest and the remix for “Classic Man” was highly unnecessary.  On the other hand, my husband loves Roman GianArthur’s “iKnow.”  Due to his requests to hear it, that song and St. Beauty’s “Going Nowhere” are growing on me.  I guess most of my disappointment stems from hearing better songs (in my opinion) on YouTube than what was released.  Despite that, I am still looking forward to debut albums from all of the new artists and will gladly return this one so I can get credit on my next Wondaland purchase.  Is that possible?  janelle-monae-wondaland-and-epic-records-announce-eephus-compilation-ep

I hope Janelle remains imaginary friends with me after this.  I still love her and am looking forward to more music, that won’t put me to sleep… …  …  Yeah, so… Pink Gumbeaux is under construction.  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 post: Free Mini Facials @ Sephora