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FAUX PRODUCT REVIEW 4: ALL NIGHTER LONG-LASTING MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY

I didn’t see the sample size of De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray so I brought the All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray also by Urban Decay.  I didn’t think it would make much of a difference. So, this spray boasts that it “keeps makeup looking just-applied up to 16 hours.” Who’s wearing makeup for 16 hours straight? Maybe prostitutes…

Because Urban Decay is one of my favorite brands, I assume it’s going to be effective but you know what people say about assumptions (it makes an ass out of you and me). Anyway, it’s really hard to tell if this does what it’s intended to do.  I do use a makeup primer that does most of the heavy lifting as far as how long my makeup stays on *shoulder shrug* The sample retails for 14 bucks and is usually located near the checkout counter. For more info, visit Sephora.

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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… … …

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 blog post: Mom’s Trendy Lips

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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 

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BLOOD

11709648_940719185987062_787978898607641858_nWelcome back to my amatuer music reviews. Today, I present Lianne La Havas’s “Blood.” One of my favorite podcasts (Another Round) interviewed Lianne La Havas last week and us listeners got a little background info as well as a heads up on her upcoming album.  For more, read here!

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BOUGIE MOVIE REVIEW: LILA & EVE + ANT MAN

Similar to music reviews, I don’t know what I’m doing but here goes.  Interestingly, Lila & Eve is also available “on demand” so I watched it at my apartment opposed to paying $100 at the movie theater (over exaggeration but not really).  Staring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez, Lila’s (Viola Davis) son is murdered resulting in her joining a support group of mothers who’ve lost their children to violence.  As a result of meeting Eve (Jennifer Lopez), they concoct a plan to seek revenge on Stephon’s (Lila’s son) murderers.  For more, read here!