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Black Opal Foundation Stick Review

Black Opal Foundation in a word...AMAZING!

My experience with Black Opal foundation stick has been very good. It is a rich creamy foundation. You can achieve full coverage with just a few dabs. The colors in the picture are Hazelnut (left) and Suede Mocha (right). The pictures below clearly show how moisturizing the foundation is. I love it! Apply, blend, set. It is a very good alternative (in my opinion) to my MAC concealer, which I use as a foundation. I actually prefer it.

No primer brighter lighting

No primer and low light

I also purchased the Deluxe Finishing Loose Powder in Deep. The finishing powder has a silky texture and adds a matte look without looking dry or ashy. I love love the foundation, but if I was in a rush the finishing powder is so richly pigmented I can apply it over moisturizer/primer. The finishing powder contains mica. Leaves a silky glow to your skin.

Black Opal advertises as a true to color full coverage foundation with 16 shades. I agree it is a heavy foundation and seems to be very good for someone whose skin tends to be on the dry side. The color range is awesome. There are 5 shades darker than Hazelnut and 2 shades darker than Suede Mocha. The color chart on the website needs improving because you can't really see the richness of the shades. I hope and pray Black Opal continues this amazing line of foundations and powders. It does transfer a little and it maybe a little oily for people prone to oily skin that breaks out easily, but other than that, these little foundation sticks are amazing.

Vintage Bohemian Shoulder Bag

This bag is awesome. A compartment for all of your gadgets and beauty products.

Trend Alert: Faux Locs

Locs are not new but the way people are going after the style is new. If for whatever reason you don't want to actually dread your own hair (who came up with that term sounds like something to avoid not enjoy), anywho there are now alternatives to wearing dreadlocks.

➽Dreadlocks, also locsdreads, or in SanskritJaṭā,[1] are ropelike strands of hair formed by matting or braiding hair.[2] Earliest depictions of dreadlocks date from over 3000 years ago. There are records of Minoans and Greeks wearing locs. (Wikipedia)

I have fallen in love with the faux loc hairstyle, but before trying them I did a little research to find out which ones are supposed to be better and easier to install.

Since I will be attempting this myself with a little help I needed to know the pros and cons of each method. I must say some of the methods are a little time consuming so I would need to plan accordingly.

➧ So far the cons are faux locs are a long-lasting protective style you can do your self and the end result is very versatile, there is no end to all the styles you can wear.
➧ Cons are synthetic hair can be heavy and drying to your natural hair if not taken care of properly.

 These ladies did an amazing job explaining the process. Thank you so much for the tutorials.

➧Each of the tutorials has a little different method which is why I choose them.

This video shows the best looking and more authentic look of dreads (in my opinion).

➧The video below shows a faster method and dreads look a little silky.

➧I love this video on faux loc because she also covers taking care of your hair.

If you have tried faux locs please leave your comments below as to how the process went for you.

➽A little interesting information on dreadlocks. In my quest to find out more about the hairstyle I got a history lesson. It took two hours to do what was supposed to be a 30-minute post about a new do. Check out the page for some very interesting information.

Spring Sale at Styles for Less

Spring Sale this weekend! Friday and Saturday is $1 shipping on all orders and Sunday is 25% off all regular priced items

Hey guys, you don;t want to miss the sale this weekend at Styles for Less. They have just added hundreds of new spring arrivals. They have great deals all month long but, this weekend is a Spring sale event.

Styles for Less is dedicated to the trendy female shopper and carry plus sizes for women and juniors. If you have never tried them before now is the time. $1 shipping all weekend long.

BOGO at 50% off

April 14-15 $1 Shipping on all orders at Styles For BOGO 50% off Dresses at Styles For Less: April 16 to 29

What is the Hottest Trend in Sweaters?

Basic Cardigan from Styles4Less
We all get the joke about ugly Christmas sweaters but right now there is a sweater that is trending according to Polyvore.

One of the most searched for on Polyvore is the all comfy cardigan. I must admit this is the time of year for those all enveloping cozy and comfortable cardigan sweater but the look of what is called a cardigan is changing. My two favs are the big bulky rib knit hooded cardigans and the basic old-fashioned button cardigan.

Need some ideas for Winter cardigan wear or some ideas for styling your cardigan sweaters check out the ideas below.

Winter Essential: Cardigans

JustFab knit cardigan

Long cardigan

Party top

Charlotte Russe open cardigan

Join Walgreen's Beauty Club

I love the CVS beauty club program It has been a long time coming, but Walgreen's now has a beauty club program. Thanks, Walgreen's we love you too :)

Both programs have similar benefits, but Walgreen's seems a tad better.

CVS Members get these exclusive benefits:*

  • 10% off beauty shopping pass after enrollment
  • $5 ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 spent on beauty
  • $3 ExtraBucks Rewards on your birthday
  • Exclusive emails with coupons, tips and new product info

Plus it's FREE to join!

 I always wondered why Walgreen's never had the same type of promotion and now lo and behold they do.

Every $50 spent on beauty gets you 5000 points.* That includes all your favorite cosmetics, skin care, hair care, oral care and grooming products. Best of all, every little purchase adds up! And, as part of Balance® Rewards, points can be redeemed on almost anything, so you can get more of the things you love.

When you sign up, we'll email you a digital coupon for 20X everyday points on beauty! So now's the time to treat yourself to that special something you've had your eye on. You'll also be part of the in-crowd that receives exclusive promotions and invites to sampling events throughout the year.

We spoil our beauty enthusiasts with insider info. And when you complete your beauty profile online, we'll send you personalized product recommendations too.

So what are you waiting for? JOIN THE CLUB

Stella Dot Dollars are Back

Dot Dollars are Back, and what are dot dollars you ask? Easy peasy ways to earn extra buying power on Stella Dot. Until 12/13 you get $25 for every $50 spent at Stella Dot.

Another promotion going on at Stella Dot is the free jewelry box for only $10. This offer is available for a limited time so get in on it now. The offer expires on 11/14.

At no additional cost to you ,I was compensated for this post and this post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 


Knit Cardigan $24.99

Black Waterfall Collar Long Wrap Vest at SheIn

A sale on SheIn has these marked down 70%. This is one of my favorites for Fall or Spring.


Belted Closed

Style with

This is also at SheIn and I think it goes well with the belted vest.