Friday, September 27, 2013

REVIEW, PHOTOS AND SWATCHES: Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave-In Spray

Okay beauties I am back with another review and this is on something that I am absolutely in love with and I do not think that I could live without (: Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave-In Spray!



Now it is common knowledge that if you use any kind of heat on your hair whether it is a curling iron, flat iron or even a blow dryer you have to use a heat protectant your your hair will get completely fried! I have tried a lot of heat protectants and this is the only one that I keep coming back to (: it's like a tragic love story.



So basically what a heat protector does is shield your hair from the heat by burning off before you actually get to your hair shaft. It takes mos tof the heat so that your hair does not got too damaged. A really good heat protectant also keeps your hair from getting frizzy after you have styled your hair and this on does just that. 



The formula is really nice, obviously it is not too thick but it does grab onto the hair and protect it really nicely.

I do not use any kind of heat on my hair except for my Revlon Hot air styler which is just a blow dryer with a brush attached. But every time I use it I make sure I coat my hair with this heat tamer spray and not only does it protect it and make it smell nice it also eliminates a lot of the frizz that my hair produces after a style it that way and I do not have to use a lot of serum afterwards.

All that I do is split my hair down the middle and spray a section entirely and then brush it through gently with my paddle brush (: I do this my section because I am very paranoid about making sure that every strand is protected but you could also just spray your whole head without splitting it (:


If you notice that the first ingredient is water you are an observant one! (: What that means is that it will add moisture back into your hair before you put heat on it which is a good thing! It also means that you do not want to use this product after your hair has been styled with heat because it will cause it to revert back to your natural texture.

Well guys that is it for this post (: 

Be safe and I will see you in my next post!

P.S. in addition to heat protectant before using any kind of heat on your hair you should make sure that it is clean and moisturized preferably with a deep conditioner (: have fun guys!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

REVIEW, PHOTOS AND SWATCHES: Smashbox Cosmetics Primer

Hello beauty lovers I am back with a brand new post and this is a review on the Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox Cosmetics.




Smashox certainly made a splash when they created their new line of primers including a funny video which stars Kristin Chenoweth, It-Girl P'Trique and Youtube beauty gurus Kandee Johnson, AndreasChoice and Camila Coelho.

For those of you who are primer virgins, a primer is a product that you use on top of your daily moisturizer and underneath your makeup. What a primer does is that it preps your face for the makeup, it fills in your pores and makes them look smaller, it helps your makeup adhere to your face better and it helps your makeup stay on longer.

This primer is oil-free and works well with all skin types.

I won the sample size of this primer and I was waiting to see how I liked it before I went out and bought the full size so here it is:

It has a really nice formula. It's thick and it really sticks to my face, I like that (:



Aside from a few touch ups during the day This primer does keep my makeup from sliding off my face even on days when I sweat (which is pretty much every day).

The only thing about this primer that I could do without is the amount of time that it takes to sink into my face. I put on a very thin even layer but I'll go away from five minutes and when I come back the primer will still be wet and I end up blotching the excess off.

Other than that I'd say this is a really nice primer as long as you're not in a hurry. I am still loyal to my Bareminerals primer but this is a nice alternative if I want a change.

Okay guys that's it (: Be safe and I'll see you in my next post!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Most Versatile Blogger Award!

This is a really special post and it's something that I am really excited about doing. This is because I was nominated for a really awesome award as a blogger.






This award is called the Versatile Blogger Award, and this award is given to blogs/bloggers who you feel really have covered some unique topics/have a general uniqueness to their blog, have high quality posts, high quality photos, and have touched you or you just really love reading. I couldn't believe that I really was nominated and I am so grateful and happy that I was because my blog is so new (:

I was nominated by Kammi from beautybookblog.com

So the rules for this award are…

Display the award on your blog
Mention/link the lovely people who nominated you
Nominate another 15 blogs/bloggers who you feel should be given this award
Inform them you have nominated them
Write 7 facts about yourself

My 15 blogs are:

maria gridley http://www.agapelovedesigns.com/
Pink frenzy http://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/
Just jess blog http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk/
Philamazan http://www.drpoisonivy.com/
Makeuptemple http://makeuptemple.blogspot.com/
toni_jayne http://ohheytone.com/
yuk_lui http://yuk-lui.blogspot.com/
KirstielouiseS http://www.ayellowbrickblog.com/
theiobeauty http://www.theinsideoutbeauty.com/
Kisty http://kisty.net/
Erinscandalous http://www.scandalousbeautyonline.com/
lovefromsammie http://www.lovefromsammie.com/
geniabeme http://www.geniabeme.com/
little bo blab http://littleboblab.blogspot.co.uk/
beautygeekuk http://beautygeekuk.com/

Those are my nominations for this award (:

Well that's it you guys now I have to go and tell these awesome people that they have been nominated for this cool award

Monday, September 23, 2013

My Second Nail Design (:

Okay guys so this is my second ever nail design that I have ever done by myself ever! (:


I used a really pretty deep pink as my base color (:


Then using my stripper brush I took a black and made two lines crossing each other (:


Then I took my dotting tool and my silver polish and made small dots going along the black lines (:

I really really like it I thought it was gonna look really bad at first but it's really pretty and I can't stop looking at it now. I tried making a tutorial on it but it did not work very well so I am going to try again but if it does not work I have faith that anyone who wants to try this design can pull it off easily (:

Well guys that is it for this post just a really quick nail update for y'all. 
All the colors that I used are from Kleancolors I love that brand so much because it dries really fast and the colors are nice and vibrant.

In the comments let me know if there is anything you guys want to see on here feel free to ask me!!

Be safe and I will see you in my next post!

Lets be friends!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ipsy vs Birchbox Reveal and Favorite!

Hey guys in this video is just showing you guys what I got in my September Ipsy and Birchbox subscriptions. I was really happy this month! I got a lot of cool stuff to try and I liked all of it (: for those of you are not subscribed for a glam bag or birchbox just click the link below and it wil take you to the proper website (:

Ipsy!
http://www.ipsy.com/?refer=u-hj0yn24zeg6u3l0

Birchbox!
http://birch.ly/15MDsXD

Have fun my lovlies! (:

Check out my other videos (:

Night time curly hair routine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orWn7j0jcMM

Favorite everyday lip colors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMA5QvPUj34

Review italia deluxe perfect match color chart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph0wH990GeA

Check out my most recent blog post, a review of LA Colors Jumbo Eye Pencils! (:
http://www.ebonyjaybeautymyway.com/2013/09/review-photos-and-swatches-la-colors.html



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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tag: Would You Rather...?

Hey guys so I was tagged by @Kammi on twitter who did this tag on her blog beautybookblog.com. I love doing tags and I would really want to do more. SO you are all tagged so either post a video response or comment on my blog or post on your own blog just know that you are tagged and now you must do it! (:

Check out my other videos (:

Night time curly hair routine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orWn7j0jcMM

Favorite everyday lip colors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMA5QvPUj34

Review italia deluxe perfect match color chart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph0wH990GeA

Check out my most recent blog post, a review of LA Colors Jumbo Eye Pencils! (:
http://www.ebonyjaybeautymyway.com/2013/09/review-photos-and-swatches-la-colors.html



Lets be friends!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

My Night Time Curly Hair Routine!

Hey guys so this is my might time curly hair routine. This is what I do when I want to style my hair and night and I want to be wavy with volume. In my spray bottle I have Garnier Fructis Sleek N Shine Leave In Conditioner and water that's all (:

Check out my other videos (:

Favorite everyday lip colors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMA5QvPUj34

Review perfect match color chart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph0wH990GeA

Summertime makeup routine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0zR6ewTKLA

Check out my most recent blog post, a review of LA Colors Jumbo Eye Pencils! (:
http://www.ebonyjaybeautymyway.com/2013/09/review-photos-and-swatches-la-colors.html



Lets be friends!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

My Favorite Everyday Lip Colors!

Hey guys so this is my everyday favorite lip colors (: these are the colors that I wear pretty much everyday if I want to add some color to my lips since I usually just wear lip balm or my tinted lip balm (: I apologize for my lip lining skills they are not the best but I am still learning (:

Check out my beautycon haul (:
Part one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GRmBKhhQU8
Part two - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onwcAkBDjmE
Part three - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyldS7suFO8


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review Italia Deluxe The Matte Perfect Match Color Chart

Hey guys this gonna be a review on the Italia Deluxe The Matter Perfect Match Color Chart. This is the palette that I am going to be using for all of my makeup looks and even when I feel like adding some color to my everyday makeup this is what I will use. I am not sure where else it is available but I'm sure you can find it or something similar to it on Amazon or Ebay (:

Check out my beautycon haul (:
Part one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GRmBKhhQU8
Part two - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onwcAkBDjmE
Part three - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyldS7suFO8



Lets be friends!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My First Nail Design!!

Now I have said before that even though I love painting my nails I'm just not that good at it. Well I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to do my first nail design.



Now I was really happy with the way that this design turned out however I did not expect anyone else to like it but as it turns out everyone did! Every person that I was around absolutely loved this design and I was really shocked because ti wasn't that great (: I want ted to use a lot of different colors because summer is coming to an end and it was like a last hurrah.

All of the colors that I used were from the nail polish brand Kleancolor which are really amazing. They take a little longer to dry than I'm used to but nothing I can't handle (:

SO this design is really simple and easy to do I might post a tutorial soon so keep your eyes peeled beauty lovers (:

Well guys that's it for this post be safe and I'll see you in my next post (:

Lets be friends!!

My Everyday Summer Time Makeup Routine!

Hey guys so this is my everyday makeup routine for the summer and when I say summer I mean any day that is over 85 degrees. It is really light and simple and I really enjoy doing my makeup this way when it is warm because I do not feel like my face is melting off (:

Check out my beautycon haul (:
Part one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GRmBKhhQU8
Part two - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onwcAkBDjmE
Part three - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyldS7suFO8



Lets be friends!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

BeautyCon 2013 Haul Part Three!

Hey guys so this is the last part of my huge beautycon haul (: like I said this event was amazing and I really hope that I can go again next year (:



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Sunday, September 15, 2013

BeautyCon Haul 2013 Part Two!

Hey guys so here is the second part of my beautycon haul (:



Check out the first part of my beautycon haul (:
http://youtu.be/5GRmBKhhQU8

Check out my most recent blog post, a review of LA Colors Jumbo Eye Pencils! (:
http://www.ebonyjaybeautymyway.com/2013/09/review-photos-and-swatches-la-colors.html

Lets be friends!!
Be safe and I'll see you in my next video!! (:

New blog and YouTube channel series!

I'm starting a new series on my blog and YouTube channel and I want to know, what do you think defines you the most on a day to day basis?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

BeautyCon 2013 Haul Part One!

Hey guys so this was a really long video so I had to split it up into three parts. This is basically me showing you guys what I got from BeautyCon, which was amazing by the way. It was the weekend of my birthday and I has such an amazing time I met AndreasChoice, Shameless Maya, ItsMyRayeRaye, P'Trique and SunKissedAlba. I also won a goodie bag for a dance contest with a whole bunch of awesome stuff in it so I am gonna show you guys EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! (:


Check out my morning curly hair routine!
http://youtu.be/Hja6wuWXJWo

Check out my most recent blog post, a review of LA Colors Jumbo Eye Pencils! (:
http://www.ebonyjaybeautymyway.com/2013/09/review-photos-and-swatches-la-colors.html

Lets be friends!!

Be safe and I'll see you in my next video!! (:

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lazy Day OOTD!

Hey guys so this is just a really casual outfit that I am wearing just to hang out with my boyfriend and not really do anything.



What I'm wearing:

Shirt - I'm not sure where I got it

Pants - Rue 21 I believe

Shoes - Flip Flops I made at BeautyCon

Be safe and I'll see you in my next post (:

Lets be friends!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

YouTube Video: Everyday Makeup Routine For Back To School!


Hello lovelies! So today I am showing you guys my everyday makeup routine! I wear this makeup everyday it does not matter if it is freezing cold or scorching hot I love wearing my makeup like this! Especially for Back to school. If there are any videos specifically that you guys want to see please comment down below and I promise I'll get to them (:



Check out my Everyday Foundation Routine for Fall!!
http://youtu.be/dsYKcHmuFAg

Products Used:

Generic Liquid Eyeliner (name has been smudged off ): )

Apple Cosmetics Mascara in Very Black

Burt's Bees Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

YouTube Video! My Everyday Foundation Routine for Fall!

Hello lovelies! This is my everyday foundation routine for fall and what I mean by that are days when it is not too hot. Normal days say 60 - 75 degrees is when I do this routine. My summer foundation routine is a whole other video but I promise that will be up soon (: I just wanted to upload this first so when I start doing my makeup looks it will be quicker for you guys (:

Products are listed below (:



Products Used:

Maybelline Fit Me Liquid Foundation 340

Maybelline Fit Me Powder Foundation 340

Pro Bottle Gourd Sponge Flawless Foundation Beauty Makeup Powder Puff Blender From BornPretty Store (http://www.bornprettystore.com/bottle-gourd-sponge-flawless-foundation-beauty-makeup-powder-puff-blender-p-4526.html)

18pc Deluxe Brown Bag Set Cosmetic Kit Makeup Brush from BornPretty Store (http://www.bornprettystore.com/18pc-deluxe-brown-cosmetic-makeup-brush-p-114.html)

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

REVIEW, PHOTOS AND SWATCHES: LA Colors Jumbo Eyeliner Pencils

Hello lovelies, today I am going to be doing a review on the jumbo eyeliner pencils by LA Colors.


I got the colors Sunglasses, which is just a simple black color, Sea Shells which is white and Relaxation which is a shimmery brown.

I chose these colors because they are the colors that I use the most but after using these three colors I am convinced to buy more (: so moving on the the review.

First is Sunglasses.




I normally like my eyeliner to wing out and I was pleasantly surprised when I found that this pencil allowed me to do that. The pencil is very dark and very easy to apply. Literally if you just lightly tap the tip of the pencil you will get some black, I like that. I do not have to use a lighter or any kind of heat on this pencil. It is very soft and VERY pigmented. Sometimes I also use it to darken my eyebrows, I just dab my angle brush on the tip and I am good to go!



This pencil is very smooth and it lasts throughout the entire day. Since I tend to have really long days this is important to me (:

Next is Sea Shells.



Okay obviously I do not wear my white liner like this everyday but I do wear it on my water line when I want to appear more awake and I do not want my eyes to look like a zombie. This pencil was not as soft as Sunglasses but it does apply very easily and the pigmentation is good. However on my waterline I find myself having to reapply every few hours but I think that is just because my eyes water so much during the day.



I have had bad experiences with other white liner that actually scratched my water line because they were not soft enough and I did not have that problem with this pencil.

Last but not least is Relaxation.


So I ran out of eyes to sample on (: so instead I used the brown pencil on my lips (something I had never tried before) and it was not bad at all. It did not make my lips feel dry and it actually almost felt like a lipstick which I think is great. Just like the other two it is very pigmented and it goes on very easily and smooth. This color also has some shimmer to it which I think is nice.


There other thing that I like about these pencils is that they are very thick and durable. I have broken a pencil or two in my time (:

So all in all combined with the price (I got mine for $1.98 each) I'd say that these pencils are a really good sensible buy for someone who is in love with eyeliner like I am. Even for a person who wants to experiment with colors I would say that this is an excellent place to start.

Have you tried LA Colors Jumbo Pencil before? What do you think of them? Comment down below! (:

Well guys that is it for this post (:

Be safe and I will see you in my next post!

Lets be friends!!