First Impressions: Iman BB Cream

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“Not worth the price.”

I’ve been wanting to try this out since I heard it was being formulated late last year. When it finally hit shelves, I couldn’t find it in any of the local stores around my neighborhood, and I didn’t want to order online. I went into Wal-Mart yesterday, and low and behold: BAM! It was there.

So I finally got a hold of some of Iman’s BB Cream!  A BB cream for women of color!? Fuck yeah!

Price: $20

Shade: Clay Medium (I almost got Clay Medium Deep)

Unfortunately… I’m  not very impressed by it so far, especially not to have spent 20 bucks on it. Eeeh..

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Before: Soo, me without makeup. Hella pale, skin imperfections, puffy under eyes

After: Brightened and more evened skintone, not much coverage, made skin shinier, made puffy under eyes even more visible -__- (and I filled in my eyebrows, I had to. Lol)

Well, these are just my first impressions. I just don’t feel like it makes much of a difference… and for it to make my skin shiny is just, urggh.. Not good. I already have oily skin, so that’s the last thing I need.

I suppose it would be fine to wear if I’m just running out to the store, doing errands. I guess it does look nice for a “Fresh face” kinda look. Granted my skin already feels smooth, this BB cream still makes it feel nice. And I can’t “feel” it sitting on my skin (where as some foundations are heavy and you know it’s there). So that is all a plus.

This is what my full face of makeup would usually consist of:

BB Cream

Concealer

Foundation

Setting Powder

Eyebrow pencil

Liquid Liner

Eye shadow

Mascara or False Lashes

Lipstick/Lipgloss

Bronzer

(Circle lenses? Does that count hahaha)

 

 

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And here I’m only wearing:

Iman’s BB cream

Concealer

Setting Powder (I just can’t with the shininess!! Dx)

Eyebrow pencil

Mascara

So, I’m going to keep it on all day/night. I’ll report back later to let you all know how this BB holds up. I’ll even workout in it haha. Maybe I’ll like it better when I use it more often. It’s suppose to improve my overall skintone over time (days, weeks, months), so I’ll be watching out for that too.

Again, these are just my first impressions.

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Weekend Thrifting!

Hey guys! Today I went thrift store shopping! I drove over to Dunwoody/Norcross Georgia (was about a 35 min drive) and visited two stores.
so I just wanted to share the few things that I purchased. I only spent about $25.00.
I feel like the pictures really don’t do my purchases justice though! And they’re wrinkled,  hahaha!

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Stretch blue mini skirt, I’m not totally sure what I’ll wear it with just yet, but I know I can come up with something sexy.
Price: $4.94
Brand: Zara Trafaluc

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I really liked the patterns on this. It’ll make a good high-waisted skirt with or without a belt around it.
Price: $4.94
Brand: Giorgio Sant’ Angelo

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It’s getting warmer, and summer will be here before we know it! I’ve got shorts in green, white, prink, blue- but none in black!  I needed these lol. Hopefully I can find more colors next time.
Price: $3.93
Brand: Forever 21

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I thought this blouse was really nice, it’ll look really good tucked into some pants or jeans and matched with some cute accessories.
Price: $4.94
Brand: Apparenza

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I loved this blouse when I saw it! It’s kind of sheer and the material feels really nice too. I bet this top was expensive in store!
Price: $4.94
Brand: Banana Republic

I typically don’t look at brands while I’m actually doing shopping (and neither should you :P), but I felt like I should provide the names here just so you can see the kind of deals I’m getting on things that would usually go for 10 times more.

Some Thrift Shopping Tips:

1. Try to get up and out early in the morning. I believe most thrift stores here open at about 8AM and close around 5 or 6PM. You may not think these places would be crowded but trust me, there are people trying to find fashionable things for lower prices just like you are.

2. Wednesdays are usually half off days (at least here in Atlanta), OR they’ll have a half-off deal on certain colored tags (For example: Monday, anything with a yellow tag is 50% off. Thursday, anything with a green tag is, and so on), so don’t be afraid to ask about what color is half-off that day.

3.  Sometimes you aren’t going to always find things in your size. Don’t be afraid to buy things that are in larger sizes. I wear a 2/4. A few items I got were sizes 8/10. Everything doesn’t always have to be tight fitting. And if you really find something you love and want, you can always get it tailored in, or tailor it yourself.

4. Check the MENS racks. You can usually find good (for an over-sized) sweaters, nice denim blouses, and button downs. Again, don’t let the big sizes scare you. You can work it!

5. Explore! Sometimes you may need to travel to a different area of town to find better clothes. You know what I mean? Like, nicer/wealthier communities tend to donate better items to their local thrift stores.

6. When you get home from shopping, wash your new purchases. There is no telling who last wore what you bought or what happened to it. Just give it a good washing.

I’ve decided I’m going to compile a small list of good thrift stores that you can go to here in Atlanta, so be on the look out for that in the near future!
I hope these tips will be helpful to some of you, if you have any questions or more tips feel free to share in the comments section.

Enjoy the rest of your evening~!

Eye lashes galore!

Sorry, no circle lens pictures just yet, but be on the look out for them!

Instead, I have these eyelashes to show!

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I got them each from eBay.

$.99 – 1.69(the price varies for each lash style)+free shipping for 1 box of 10 false lashes.

Seems legit!

 

You can search eBay yourself for some false lashes like these and find similar deals, but here is the seller that I purchased from:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181075200299

 

 

I also have these that I purchased from forever 21 a few weeks ago (I believe it might’ve been about $3.50). It also came with its own tube of glue.

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