Review Now! Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream


This lotion absorbs into your skin very fast, and does not leave a greasy feeling like some lotions do. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream smells absolutely amazing! The scent is pistachio caramel, which is very delightful. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is packed with Amazonian berry guaraná extract, whose fruit happens to contain one of the most potent forms of caffeine in the world. (Like, 5 times more caffeine than coffee. #nbd.) Which helps with skin tightening and cellulite reduction.


What is guarana?


Guaraná (pronounced gwa-ra-naa) is a berry that grows in the Amazon River drainage basin in northern parts of Brazil. Guaraná’s berries are widely regarded as an exceptional source of natural caffeine and have been used for centuries by native Amazonians to help maintain their stamina and increase physical endurance. It is the number one source of caffeine for South Americans. It has a different effect, however, then the caffeine normally consumed through coffee. This disparity in experience and effect

from the natural caffeine of the guarana is due to its plant source that also contains widely varying mixtures of other xanthine alkaloids, including the stimulants theophylline and theobromine, and other substances such as polyphenols that form insoluble complexes that help to slow the release of caffeine into the bloodstream.

The really amazing thing about the guaraná berry, though, is that contained in its antioxidants there seems to be something that causes the memory to sharpen. So not only are you getting a boost of energy when you are consuming guaraná but you are also developing a sharper memory. It is a perfect complement with açaí. (Source and more information )

Benefits for you:

  • Nourishes and softens your skin
  • Gives your skin an instant glow
  • Firms and tightens your skin
  • Smells wonderful
  • Fast absorbing

Infused with naturally all-powerful Brazilian extracts:

  • Guaraná, with five times the caffeine of coffee, has powerful natural properties that help stimulate circulation, boost energy and smooth skin like no other.
  • Açaí is the antioxidant super fruit powerhouse that helps keep skin healthy and young.
  • Cupuaçu Butter, the Amazon’s answer to Shea Butter, is chock full of fatty-acids, Phytosterols and Polyphenols, powerful ingredients that lock in moisture and help restore skin’s elasticity. Cupuaçu is the antioxidant super fruit powerhouse that helps keep skin healthy and young.
  • Coconut Oil is all the rage now, but Brazilians have been enjoying their ample supply for centuries. Melts easily into skin to soften, condition and moisturize.
  • Brazil Nut grows on trees along the banks of the Amazon, Negro and Tapejós Rivers. Long valued for the ability to strengthen the immune system, the seeds actually speed up cell regeneration— helping maintain skin’s firmness and elasticity. Today we know it’s because it has the highest concentration of the super mineral selenium, found in any food.
  • Guayusa is a native Amazonian power leaf, naturally packed with loads of caffeine and antioxidants. The leaf contains a distinctly synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals and fifteen essential amino acids.
  • Formulated Without: Phthalates, Parabens, Animal By-Products, Propylene Glycol, Synthetic Colors, Pegs, Petrolatum
  • Fragrance Notes: Top: pistachio, almond Mid: heliotrope, jasmine petals Dry: vanilla, salted caramel, sandalwood

You can find out more information about this wonderful lotion and also purchase a bigger bottle than what I have here in my review on this website


How to use:

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In the morning time apply a dime size amount of this lotion and you will be smelling wonderful all day while your body remains amazingly soft. Before you go to sleep you can apply more and this will ensure you are glowing in the morning.



Water (Aqua/Eau), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dodecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fragrance (Parfum), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Mica, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Paullinia Cupana (Guaraná) Seed Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut/Noix de Coco) Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí/Açaï) Fruit Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot/Carotte) Seed Oil, Ilex Guayusa Leaf Extract, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Limonene. Vegan and cruelty-Free.

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Personal Opinion:


I received Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream in my October 2017 Ipsy glam bag, I love this lotion. The smell is stunning and long lasting. The way it nourishes and softens my skin is something I really like about this product. I like how this lotion uses natural ingredient, I personally love everything about natural ingredients especially when they have such great befits!  Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream has become my new all-time favorite lotion and I recommend this to anyone who is interested in a lotion that does not leave your skin feeling greasy and if you are looking for natural  ingredients in your products then this is the lotion for you! I give Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream a 5 of 5 stars!


Where to Purchase:

This is the size that is in my review

This is a bigger size



Review Now! October 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

This is my first bag that I received from ipsy, I was very impressed with the items that I received. Ipsy is a makeup subscription, you get full sized makeup, brushes, face masks, and ect. Ipsy honestly caught by eye because the price was only $10 a month. I am always interested in trying out new products and figured this would be an amazing way to do so.

October 2017’s glam bag theme:

This month the theme is spell bound. On the back of the card that is inside your bag it gives you a description of this theme.

About the bag:

October 2017’s glam bag is absolutely stunning! It is crimson red in color incorporated with a lace look. The zipper of this bag looks like a bat.

The 5 products in my glam bag:

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  • Urban Decay- 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion
  • MDMflow- Liquid Matte Lipstick in Retro
  • Sol de Janeiro- Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
  • Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics- Eyeshadow in Bronzed

What is an Ipsy glam bag?

When you subscribe to our Glam Bag program, each month we’ll send you 5 deluxe sample or full-sized beauty goodies (including makeup, skincare, hair care, and nail care), packed in a stylish makeup bag.

Once you get your Glam Bag, you can follow along with tutorials by our Creators, check out tips and tricks on, and share your own looks and videos with the ipsy community on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

You can also take advantage of special benefits we offer only to ipsters, like daily ipsy Offers (flash sales), Points rewards program, and monthly Giveaways.

The Glam Bag is only $10 a month, or $110 for an annual subscription*. Shipping is free in the U.S. and USD $4.95 for bags shipped to Canada.

*Price may vary slightly depending on specific promotions we’re running.


 Personal Opinion:

With this being first glam bag, I was very impressed with the items that came in my first bag. I’m very excited to see what comes in Novembers glam bag. I like how each month you get 5 products along with a super cute makeup bag, for only $10. I had heard a lot about ipsy but never had the chance to subscribe until I was scrolling on my phone and an advertisement showed up and I was ready to see what ipsy had to offer. I am very glad that I subscribed to ipsy. Ipsy’s glam bag allows for me to try different products which I really like because I am always open to trying new items. I will be doing separate reviews on each item that was in my glam bag with full detail on the item and where you can purchase them as individuals. I give October 2017 ipsy glam bag a 5 of 5 stars and I recommend that you subscribe to ipsy!

My referral code to ipsy:



Review Now! Tresemme’ Keratin Smooth Shine Serum


Are you looking for something to eliminate frizz? If so Tresemme’ Keratin Smooth shine serum is what you need. This product will eliminate your frizz and those stubborn fly away hairs while leaving your hair nice and smooth, soft, and smelling fabulous.


Five benefits built into one product:

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  1. Anti-frizz
  2. Perfectly detangles
  3. Silky Shine
  4. Soft Feel
  5. Tames fly-aways

How to use:

Start with Tresemme’ Keratin Smooth shampoo and conditioner, and apply one pump of serum into your palm. Rub your hands together (you can always add more if needed) Apply from mid lengths of wet hair to the ends.


Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Fragrance (Parfum), Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer.


Personal Opinion:


Personally, I am in love with this product. I struggle naturally curly and frizzy hair, I have been searching for things to smooth out my hair. When I found this product, I fell in love with it I also use the shampoo and conditioner as well which works really well with my hair. I love the smell of this product it leaves my hair smelling amazing all day! I rate Tresemme’ Keratin Smooth Shine Serum 5 out of 5 stars!


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Review Now! The Promises of God Creative Journaling Bible: Modern English Version (MEV)


The Promises of God Creative Journaling Bible, is a double- column wide margin Bible. This is a unique Bible, that allows for you to journal your thoughts about the verses that you read. This Bible, has unique craftsmanship and beautiful art work. You can color the beautiful pages in this Bible. Inside you will find beautiful artwork which can be colored, underlined and non-underlined wide margins to keep track of note or draw your own art work.

About the Cover and Binding:

The Promises of God Creative Journaling Bible by Passio is aqua in color with white and a hint of copper colors. Also, this Bible has a beautiful diamond pattern in the background, which is truly beautiful. The cover of this Bible is very appealing! This binding of the Bible is sewn, which enables the pages to last longer.


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The pages in this Bible are an off-white color, which allows for easier reading. The print is 8-point, so not to large but not too small. The words of Christ are in a bright red color which contrasts perfectly with the paper.


Illustrations and Artwork:

Each of the 66 Books of the Bible have beautiful illustrations, which can be colored, and an introduction to the book. This Bible also has underlined and blank wide margins, which allows for you to write or draw. There is a lot of beautiful artwork in The Promises of God Creative Journaling Bible. The beautiful artwork has wonderful page illustrations. This feature allows you to make this Bible your own.





  • Extra- Wide 2.25” margins on each page
  • More than 160 illustrations, including 66 illustrated book introductions
  • Words of Christ are in red
  • 8-point font
  • Hard Cover
  • Sewn Binding
  • Modern English Version (MEV)
  • 8 blank pages in the back
  • Passage Reference


About the Modern English Version:

The Modern English Version (MEV) is an English translation of the Bible begun in 2005 and completed in 2014.[1] The work was edited by James F. Linzey, and is an update of the King James Version (KJV), re-translated from the Masoretic Text and the Textus Receptus.[2] The ecumenical Committee on Bible Translation is composed of 47 American and English scholars from the three major branches of Christendom: Orthodox, Protestant, and Roman Catholic.




Personal Opinion:

Personally, I really love this Bible. The cover is beautiful, and the fact that this Bible has wide-margins is something that I really enjoy! This is what I was looking for when I purchased this Bible. This Bible has features that can aid in your studying of God’s Word because you can write and draw inside. I give this Bible a 5 of 5 star rating and would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a journaling Bible.


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Review Now! Clinique Lid Pop

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Here is the Clinique lid pop 02 cream pop, I really love this color! I have several Clinique products, and I really like this brand of cosmetics. Clinique Lid pop can be used as an eye shadow, or a highlighter. I tend to use this product as both an eyeshadow and a highlighter. I love this color, and how it shimmers. Clinique lid pop comes in seven colors

  1. Vanilla Pop
  2. Cream Pop
  3. Coco Pop
  4. Willow Pop
  5. Aqua Pop
  6. Petal Pop
  7. Grape Pop

This Product:


This particular shade that I have here is the Clinique lid pop 02 cream pop, this is a light pink color and very shimmery. This shade is great for any occasion, and goes well with any color. The shimmer in this product allows for its multipurpose use of being an eye shadow or a highlighter. This product comes in a small package that is easy to carry around. The actual product comes shaped like a flower, I really like this elegant aspect of this product.


How to Use:

This product can be used as an eye shadow or a highlighter. You can apply this to your eyelid and/or the upper eye and crease. Also this product can be applied to the cheek bone as a highlighter.



HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Zinc Stearate, Squalane, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Nylon-12, Tin Oxide, Silica.

May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Carmine (CI 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ultramarines (CI 77007).


Pros and Cons:

The Pros;

  • Multipurpose
  • Shimmers
  • Comes in a verity of colors
  • Easy to carry
  • Long lasting
  • Blends Easy

The Cons;

  • The price for this product is kind of high being $18.00 (at least when I purchased it)

Personal Opinion:

Personally, I really love this product because of the color that I have. I love to wear natural colors to work, and this works perfect. The fact that it can be used as an eye shadow and a highlighter is something that I really love about this product. I highly recommend this to everyone!! I rate this product a 5 out of 5 stars


Where to Purchase:

(The one mentioned in this review is cream pop, it automatically selects vanilla pop when you click the link.)

Review Now! Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream


Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream foundation is a hydrating foundation that gas SPF 30 in in it. This foundation is a light weight foundation you can hardly even feel on your face. This foundation gives you a wonderful glow when you apply it. This product has been allergy tested and is 100% fragrance free. Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream comes in 6 different shades. The bottle is a squeezable plastic bottle with a screw off cap. This allows for easy application to your brush or sponge, and the screw off cap makes sure there are not leaks or spills.

  1. Very Light
  2. Light
  3. Light Medium
  4. Medium
  5. Medium Deep
  6. Deep


Pros and Cons:

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The pros;

  • Light weight
  • Has SPF 30
  • Blends fairly well
  • Fragrance Free
  • Hydrating formula

The cons;

  • Clumps with dry skin
  • Very little coverage
  • Wears off rather fast





On hand

Active: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 5.00%, Titanium Dioxide 5.20%, Zinc Oxide 3.20%.

Inactive: Water / Aqua / Eau, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Trehalose, Caffeine, Glycerin, Linoleic Acid, Lecithin, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sorbitol, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Xanthan Gum, Silica, Alumina, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tin Oxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)


Personal Opinion:


Like with any foundation there are pros and cons which I have listed above. I have difficulty with dry skin, and when I applied this foundation it seemed to stick and clump on my dry skin. However, I do like the fact that this foundation is light weight and when I wear it I can hardly even feel it on my face. The fact that there is little coverage does bother me, I like full coverage foundation with a matte finish, but that’s just me. Just because this foundation did not work for me does not mean that it won’t work for you. I would give this foundation a 3 out of 5-star review.



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Review Now! Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette


Urban Decay Nakes Smoky palette

This palette by Urban Decay is honestly one of my favorites! The package that this palette comes in is beautiful and has the smoky texture. I am a huge fan of Urban Decay, I use this palette the most. The shadow inside is very light weight and has beautiful colors.



Inside there are 12 beautiful shades of eyeshadow, a brush, and a mirror. I like how inside there is a mirror this allows for application on the go! Which with someone with a busy schedule like myself this really comes in handy! I can apply my make up in the car while at a red light (Never while driving).


The Shades

  • High
  • DirtySweet
  • Radar
  • Armor
  • Slanted
  • Dagger
  • Black Market
  • Smolder
  • Password
  • Whisky
  • Combust
  • Thirteen

I personally love these warm shades and their shimmer and matt finish however, my three personal favorites would have to be DirtySweet, Slanted, and High. The colors that are included in this palette are good for just about every occasion day, night, work, school, party, and ect.  The shadow allows for long lasting wear. I typically apply mine in the morning before I go to work and it lasts all day until I get home from work. I notice a little fade after 8 hours but all in all its still mainly there until I wash it off.


The Brush

The brush that is included in this palette has two ends and is very good to apply the eyeshadow with. This is by far my favorite brush that I have ever had! The bigger side allows for easy blending and application of the eyeshadow. The smaller side of the brush allows for detail and for the crease and eyebrows.




Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyurethane-33, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.
Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid.

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Silica, Stearic Acid.

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.

Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.

Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid.

All Shades May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77400 (Bronze Powder), CI 77400 (Copper Powder), CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet).


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Personal Opinion:

Personally, I would recommend this palette to all of you who are looking for a smoky elegant look. This palette allows for endless styles. With these 12 lovely shades. This palette has something inside for everyone!



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