My First Time Ever Trying Black Radiance Beauty. A Haul.

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And as I’m wont to do, I went overboard. In my defence though, Walgreens online was having a buy two get one free, and it wasn’t the sort where you get the least expensive item free, it was based on the order that you placed stuff in your cart. Suffice to say, I got most of the higher priced items for free, although this brand is generally quite inexpensive, so I’m not sure  anything I got topped out over $9.99.

If you’re in disbelief that a black girl hasn’t tried Black Radiance Beauty, I’m right there with you. Most of it is because I’m so tragically used to dealing with mainstream brands that mostly cater towards lighter skin tones, that I’m used to having only two, at the most four shades to chose from. 

When dealing with a brand that’s inclusive or geared towards women of colour, specifically black women, the choices become daunting. Since I happen to fall squarely in the middle of black girl melanin magic, with undertones that are mostly not catered to in most brands, I just get lazy and can’t be bothered. 

However, in my bid to explore and support brands that cater to people that look like me, I started with a sale. So you know, if it doesn’t work I won’t feel too much pain. Plus, I’m looking to experiment, I get sick of the trying products from the same old brands, so if you have a contender out there that I should be checking out, let me know.

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(REUPLOAD) Sephora VIB Haul 2016: All The Powders!

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I’m a total fan of Givenchy powders, the rest of the beauty line I can take or leave, but I think that they make some really great powders. I’d previously been using the Poudre Bonne Mine in Ambre Croisiere that I kinda sorta reviewed here, they debuted a couple of new loose powders so I wanted to pick up at least one of those as well.

The Prisme Libre powder ($54) comes in five shades and although you would think that they would be skin tone specific, they’re not. The powders are designed for everything from colour correcting to radiance. From the Sephora website;

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NEW! BareMinerals Invisible Glow Bronzer & Highlighter

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Bare Minerals has still got their whole Invisible Powders thingy going strong. Last year I’d reviewed two of the compacts that were released, however those posts are lost so I can’t even link to them. I’ll just say the the first one, the Invisible Light,

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Ridiculous SpaceNK Lord & Berry Haul!

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This was not the post that was to happen today, but I wanted to let you guys know about this so that you could get in while the getting is good because SpaceNK sales are like unicorns. They happen once, maybe twice a year. But when they do, they’re kind of ridiculous.

Like Beautylish, they’re a boutique cosmetics reseller, so think luxury brands like By Terry and some that you haven’t even heard of stateside. They have more brands than Beautylish, but there is some overlap. While their customers service is definitely on par with Beautylish, I’ve built a relationship with Beautylish over years and it feels less business-y so I tend to shop their more. So if you can imagine getting a foundation that normally costs $85 for $15 or $20, that would be a SpaceNK sale.

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What’s New At The Drugstore: L’Oreal Infallible Total Coverage and Infallible Paints Blush Palette.

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Ok, so first off the pictures for this post are all over the damn place. I purchased, returned, then repurchased a few items. Well, not a few. a lot. Things aren’t pictured together, and I even forgot to take pictures and swatches of some things. The disappointment was strong in this portion of the haul people. This was all part of the Ulta haul that I did a few weeks ago, which was kinda messy but Ulta loves me, so they fixed it instantly.

L’Oreal is the drugstore brand that I’m most familiar with, I tend to purchase everything new that debuts. I don’t always review it, but I do purchase a lot of it. With the exception of the Pro Glow, I’ve loved every foundation that I’ve tried. Enter this joker to ruin the love affair.

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What’s New At The Drugstore: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Collection.

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Another day, another foundation review. I’ve been hauling a lot of drugstore foundations and just drugstore products in general lately because they seem to be on the come up. We’ve been getting some really great options that are oftentimes better than high end brands. Now with some of that comes higher prices, Nyx in particular price points just keep climbing and I don’t really see the products getting significantly better, just prettier packaged.

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