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OURS. by Blackjoy Subscription Box ๐Ÿ’œ

I recently collaborated up with OURS. by Blackjoy to do a review on their subscription box. This subscription box contains hair, skin, health, and beauty products. But what I love most is that these items are from black owned businesses and companies! Super cool right?! I was sent the October box and it came with so many goodies that you can use everyday! This is one of the best black owned subscription boxes I have honestly seen so far and i’m loving the products!

black-8This is what the box looks like when you first get it! It’s durable and not cheap material either!

blaxk-1 When you open the box the products are all wrapped in tissue paper and it comes with a card describing the goodies you received. Loving this packaging!

  1. Herb N’ Eden Lavender & Rosemary Soap: Above on the right, I got a bar of soap! This soap smells so amazing. Soon as I opened the box that’s all I could smell! I can tell right off the bat that it will be soothing. This soap can also help with your mental activity, blood circulation, pain, and your respiratory problems. It’s safe to use on your face also because it treats acne!
  2. Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Shampoo and Enhancing Smoothie: If you have read my hauls or my haircare routine post you know that i’m a sucker for anything by Shea Moisture! I recently used the shampoo and it left my hair smelling great and amazing! I know my girls out there with natural curly hair love these products, lol. The enhancing smoothie is my favorite by them! This product keeps my hair in place all day and it smells like something tropical! You don’t even really need much because a little goes a long ways.
  3. KUVIT Beauty Girl Bye Eye Shadow:When I first looked at this eye shadow I was just so amazed! I love makeup and i’m so happy this came in the box! It’s a bronze color and it’s so pigmented! You can wear this eye shadow to the club or even at work lol!
  4. Ushindi22 Earrings: These earrings are so beautiful to me! They remind me of African culture if that makes sense, lol. I feel like you can style these with any type of style! Especially with like a casual outfit! I can’t wait to wear these soon!
  5. Honey Pot Feminine Wash: Ladies, now you know we have to stay super fresh in the private area and i’m so happy this product came in the box. I’ve been using Summer’s Eve Feminine Wash and I can’t wait to try the Honey Pot one! Honey Pot is plant based and it also helps with your PH balance. It prevents you from infections such as yeast or bacteria! Super good for your private part!
  6. Shea Moisture Strengthen and and Grow Sample Pack: I have the full size of deep conditioner and I love it so much! I honestly cannot wait to use the shampoo and leave in conditioner. I know it will make my hair feel super soft!

I hope you enjoyed my review on the OURS. by Blackjoy subscription box! I want to thank the company for collaborating with me! All opinions are my own.

If you want to purchase a subscription box from OURS. by Blackjoy click the link down below! If you want to know more about what the company is about it is also on their website! If you sign up today, you can get 15% off your purchase!



I hope you enjoyed reading my review! Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this post or if you look forward to getting a box.

#ItsOurs #OursByBlackJoy

My Sister Does My Makeup Ft. Glow By Melodye ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’„

So last weekend my sister got super bored and kept begging me to do my makeup! At first I didn’t want to because I was sick but I gave in and let her do it! But I recenlty collaborated with Meylode to review for one of her glosses! When my sister was doing my makeup we loved how the color came out. We wanted a little darker tone so we added a touch of brown to it too, but the color I used is called Pefect Pout! The consistency is very great. My favorite thing overall about the lipgloss is that it leaves a menthol cooling sensation! It smells and tastes like peppermint! haha. You get what I mean? The packaging is also super cute! glow-2This is how the packaging looks! It’s super freaking cute! She has many other colors.They’re really diffrent and unique! The prices of the glosses range to about $10.99-13.99! It’s worth the price! I promise!

glow-1This is my finsih makeup look my sister did! I think she did pretty good! What do you think? Leave a comment below!!! Im also going to leave her social media sites below and where you can purchase her glosses! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlowByMelodye/?fref=ts


All opinions are my own!

Let me know if you’ll purchase one! ๐Ÿ™‚

My New Job/Essence Makeup Review ๐Ÿ’œโ˜บ๏ธ

Iv’e recently just got hired to a job that iv’e been wanting for awhile and i’m super excited!!! I started my first day Monday and I have to say I had so much fun. I work at a local daycare and im currently working with infants! They’re so cute and sweet! Gives me baby fever (Won’t be having babies in like 6 years! haha). But however, I wanted to look cute and casual on my first day so I did a quick easy makeup look! I recently collaborated with Essence Makeup and they sent me over a few products to try and give a review on them! Down below im going to tell you about them!

The morning I did my makeup! My eyebrows are on fleek in this picture, lol! Something a littleย casual but simple! Yes, I have my hair in my little ole bun! Didn’t feel like doing a sock bun! I used the Essence Makeup products in this picture except for two particular ones! I’ll tell you why down below!

Above in the left hand corner I used Get BIG! Lashes Volume Waterproof Mascara. This mascara is so great! It’s not clumpy and it actually gives you volume. It’s very inexpensive! Only $3.99! Yes, ย only guys I repeat $3.99! That’s super cheap for some good mascara! It’s really waterproof also! It was hard for me to get off in the shower so if I were you I would try to use oil makeup remover.

Above the right corner I used Lash Brow Gel Mascara and THIS IS MY FAVORITE PRODUCT! I recently ran out of my E.L.F. kind and I was so happy I received this! This stuff didn’t flake up on my eyebrows and actually the hairs laid down! I didn’t use this on my eyelashes! but it got the job done for my eyebrows! (That’s the reason they look nice! lol) It’s only $2.99! So worth it!

Down below in left corner I used 2 in 1 Eyeshadow and Eyeliner and this is my 2nd favorite product! It’s pigmented and you can wear this for a everyday eye look if you’re in a rush to go somewhere! It’s creamy, not sticky, and also waterproof! ย I love the color and it got the job done! It’s only $4.49. Super cheap guys! Can’t pass up this deal. The color im wearing in the picture above is called She’s got the Muave. They have three other colors to chose from!

In the middle down below I used the Kajal Pencil! I used it on my water line! It’s pigmneted and it applies really well. It’s only a $1.49!

Last but not least Longlasting Lipstick and lip liner. Im not a big fan of this product. It did not go with my skin tone and I honestly do not like the consistency of it. I don’t recommend this color lipstick for skin tones as my color or just this lipstick at all! The liner applied on okay, but the color just did not fit well with me! The cost of this lipstick is $2.99 and this lip liner is $2.49!

I want to thank Essence Makeup for collaborating with me and sending me these products to try out! You’re to kind! All of my opinions are my own! ย If you every want to buy these products you can get them from your local Target or just order them online! I will post the links of their socialย media below:

Website:ย http://essencemakeup.com/

Instagram:ย https://www.instagram.com/essencemakeup/

Twitter:ย https://twitter.com/essencemakeup?lang=en

Facebook:ย https://www.facebook.com/essence.north.america/

I forgot to clairfy Essence Makeup products are not tested on animals! If you have any questions or anything let me know in the comments! I hope you all enjoyed this post!



OOTD/Quick Makeup Routine!

So a couple of days ago I had to go to my sister’s senior night for basketball and of course I was in such rush trying to get there on time! So I just had to do something quick with makeup and put on a cute outfit! I did just that and I actually like it! Down below im going give show you what outfit I wore and im going to show you my quick make up look! Before I get right to it im just going to let you know im not a professional at makeup. I literally watch makeup tutorials on Youtube and just learn from that! I have to say, I’ve been getting better! Plus my friend Savannah (hey boo if you’re reading this, lol). She also has helped me with doing makeup so shout out to her! Love you so much! Well im gonna stop ranting and get right to it.


My outfit! This is one of my favorite pieces of clothing! Yes, you’re probably thinking why the hell is this chick wearing a damn romper in the fall?! Lol. I live in the South and over in the state I live in it’s still hot as balls, lol. But anyays im wearing a romper from Forever 21 with elephants on it. Im obessed with elephants if you didn’t know! It’s one of my favorite animals! Im also wearing these sandals from Torrid! For accesories im wearing my colorful Lokai bracelet and of course im wearing my big hoops from Forever 21!

tug-blog-6My makeup look! All I did was use my primer, liquid foundation, powder to set my foundation, did my eyebrows, baked under my eyes, put on mascara, put on my lipstick and last but not least spray my face with setting spray! Down below here are the products I used!


1.) Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser: $5.94: This product so good! It’s worth the price! I either use this sometimes or use my Smashbox primer! It doesn’t leave your face feeling greasy. If you’re looking for a drugstore primer use this! I promise it works good!

2.) Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Dewy + Smooth: $4.94: Im a sucker for Maybelline beauty products, but this foundation is so bomb! I couldn’t find the matte kind in my color so I had to get this one! It works really well with my skin in my opinion but I’ve been trying to find a high-brand foundation for the longest! If anyone knows a good foundation for oily skin thats high-brand please let me know in the comments below! But I’ve been using Maybelline foundation ever since I’ve been into makeup! I feel like it’s the only foundation that works for me!

3.) Bare Minerals Matte Foundation: $28.50: This product is also amazing! Im not going to go into much detail but if you check out my other blog post called “How My Day Went/Mini Makeup”, look you can read all about how I rave about this product! I reccomend the Matte if you deal with oily skin!

4.) Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: $23.oo: One of the best mascaras I’ve used! Not gooing to go into detail about this product but if you read my other blog posts iv’e talked about this product all of the time.

5.) Kylie Lipkit Kourt K: $29.00 :Im not gonna lie, this is one of the best matte lipsticks I have! I love how it doesn’t over dry your lips! But I still but chapstick on before I put any matte lipstick. Plus if you didn’t know, I love the color purple! I might even do a blog post on all the purple lipsticks I own! I have so many, lol.

6.) Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Setting Spray: $14.00: This product is just….omg just perfect. This is the best money iv’e spent on primer spray! It makes my makeup stay on all day! If you’re looking for setting spray purchase this! I promise it works super great!

I recently been into “baking”. If you don’t know what “baking” means in makeup terms it’s when you apply your foundation on first, then use concealer, then wherever you put your concelar you put your loose powder on or translucent powder on it and let it “bake” for like 5-10 mins. But I honestly don’t even use concelar where I bake. I literally put some loose powder on and just let it sit for 5 mins and I still see a diffrence. Tell me in the comments below if thats what you do when you “bake”.


Yes, Im wearing clothes in this picture! I literally only bake under my eyes, lol! When I dust it off I see a big difference!


1.) Maybelline Loose Oil- Control Powder: $4.94: This is what I use when I bake! It’s very inexpensive and it gets the job done! I wanna invest in the Laura Mercier powder soon to see if works as good! I heard so many good things about this product. Has anyone ever used it? If so let me know in the comments below!

2.) Real Techniques Beauty Blender: $4.98:When I was shopping at Ulta awhile ago, I stumbled upon this beauty blender. Alot of beauty gurus recommend using this and I wanted to give it a try. I have to say this beauty blender gets the job done! It blends really well and I use it to put the loose powder in the places I bake! You can also get this from Walmart too! Very inexpesnive.

3.) Nyx Tame & Frame Pomade: $6.99: This pomade makes my eyebrows look so much better! My friend Savannah told me to start using this and it works amazing! If you can’t afford the ABH pomade, just purchase this one! Way cheaper and it gets the job done.

4.)L.A. Pro Girl Concealar: $2.99: This is one of the best concealer iv’e ever used!!! This stuff works so amazing! I see alot of girls on Youtube use this and they’ve said nothing but good things about this product! It gets the job done! It’s not heavy and to be honest you don’t even need much of this product to use! A little bit goes a long way! (Savannah told me this and she’s actually right, lol)!

This has to be one of the longest blogs I’ve  written so far! I hope yall enjoyed it! Tell me in the comments below what are your favorite makeup products or tell me your makeup routine! ๐Ÿ˜Š


Influenster Pep VoxBox Review ๐Ÿ’œ

Im so excited that I was qualified to get a VoxBox from Influenster! If you guys don’t know what Influesnter is, it’s a site that you review products, share your opinions with diffrent brands and the community. You even get to test diffrent products out for free! Yes, I said for FREE! To learn more about how to get a VoxBox from Influestner just go to there site! I’ll put the link below.


This was my very first VoxBox from Influstner and I was so happy to get it! I got this box about 2 days ago, so it took about a week to get in. I wanted to show you what products came in the box and do a little reveiw about some of the products .


Here is the box! These are the products I received! I forgot to mention above that I got these items for testing purposes.

vox-1The products I recived are:

  1. Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes: I haven’t tried these yet but when I do I’ll let you know if they’re good or not.
  2. 7th Heaven Facial Mask: Iv’e purchase this face mask from 7th Heaven in the past and I loved it! When I recived it in the mail I was so excited! I used this mask the night I got it and smells like oranges! It’s for all skin types. It’s a black lava and orange peel! It’s also suppose to remove dead skin cells and help the circulation in your skin! When I did this mask it lefted my skin really smooth. You can also purchase this at walmart for a good price. It’s really inexpensive.
  3. Pure Ice Nail Polish: This polish is a gel nail polish and it works pretty well to me! Influenster sent me a purple nail polish and the gel clear coat. I love the color and the polish dries fast and looks really good on the nails! You most likely can purchase this from any drugstore.
  4. Coffee Pods (Kauai Coffee, Hills Brod, Chock Full 0’Nuts): Im gonna be honest, I’m not a big coffee drinker, but this came in the box. These are made for Keurigs  .
  5. Max Factor Mascara and Eyeliner: If you guys read my blog post you would know that I love to do makeup and I love trying out makeup products! I haven’t tried these yet but when I will, I will let you guys know!

That was everything that came in my box! I hoped you guys enjoyed this post! If you did let me know in the comments below!


Ootd: Chill Day ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Yesterday, I went to go run some errands so I was like I wanna get all cute but then I don’t, ๐Ÿ˜‚. Yeah, I know crazy right!? So I was like I’ll do a simple makeup look and try to wear something casual and comfortable and I did just that! I’m wearing a black tank top from Forever 21 and my shorts are from Forever 21 too! I got them last summer if I’m not mistaken. I am also wearing my Chacos! These are my favorite pair of shoes to wear! They’re literally comfortable and durable. They’re a little expensive but it’s worth the money! If you know me of course I gotta rock my big hoop earrings and I’m wearing my colorful Lokai bracelet! 

My makeup! I wanted something cute but simple! And yes, I’m using a snapchat filter! It’s my favorite one haha. I’m wearing NYX Matte Soft Cream Copenhagen. 

Skin Care Routine ๐Ÿ˜

Ever since I was in the 5th grade, I’ve dealt with having bad acne on and off. It was worse during my 5th grade year til my sophomore year of high school. It was so bad that I use to have to go to a determologist once a month. They prescribe me with acne face cream and it helped a little. I stoped going and I started trying different drugstore face washes and creams. It helped a little bit then I started to realize the more water I drink, the more my face cleared up. My mom and dad even noticed and I’ve been drinking lots of water ever since! I still use face wash and moisturize though! It helps my face too! I’m gonna tell you what products I use and give you some tips on what I do and use for my face! ๐Ÿ˜Š

In the picture below, if you read my haul from two weeks ago these are the products I use! I use my Biore Baking Soda face wash and Garnier moisturizer(smells like oranges, omg ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŠ)every single night! It leaves my face feeling clean and looking clean. 

Excuse my ratchetness ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚! (Yes, I just got out of the tub, don’t judge lol) but if you read my haul from about 2 weeks ago you can see I purchased a face brush cleaner! This is the best 8 dollars I ever spent! Yes, only 8 freaking dollars lol. I wore makeup on my face this day and I decided I need to use the brush to get all the makeup off! And it actually works! I love this brush and I try to use it twice or 3 times a week or when I wear makeup that day. But yes, girls or women reading this; I would most definitely purchase one! It’s worth the money! 

Tips about taking care of your skin:


2.) If you wear makeup! Please make sure you always wash it off or use a makeup wipe! (Baby wipes are good too and cheaper!) if you don’t wipe it off your face will break out! 

3.) Always wash your face or use cleansing pads in the morning! You don’t want to go out in public with a greasy face! (This happens to me before and it was not good, lol)

4.) If you deal with oily skin always try to carry around blotting sheets! Especially during the summer because greasy oily skin is not cute! ( I deal with having oily skin and it sucks ass ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ)

5.) If none of the drugstore face washes or moisturizers do not work for you and you deal with bad acne, try to go to your doctor or a determologist for help 

I hope you enojyed today’s blog post! Leave me your skincare tips down below please. I would love to read them. 

Things Iv’e Been Loving

I did a little shopping these past few months and here are some products and other items that I lovedBlog 1

1.)Bonita Impression of Ari by Ariana Grande ( Can be purchased at some stores, Ebay) $3.99; This perfume smells exactly like the Ariana Grande perfume! My cousin had it and I was just like I have to have this because it’s way cheaper and I don’t wanna pay a ton for the Ariana Grande perfume. I tried to find this perfume at my local Factory Connection and they sold out fast so when I went to Florida last week I found it and had to purchase it! It smells like something sugary mixed with lavendar to me! I love it and it lasts on you all day! I promise it’s worth the money.

2.) Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In-Conditioner ( can be purchased at local drugstores, Walmart, local beauty stores) $5.99; This product is literally AMAZING. This product helps moisturizes my hair and makes it super soft! Ever since I started wearing my real hair i’ve been using this! I love the consistency of it. It smells good and it’s a little thick but it gets the job done! I recommend this product to anyone with relaxed hair.

3.)She Concealar ( I got this product at a beauty supply store in Florida) $2.49; I needed some new concealar so I just picked this up from the beauty supply store because it was cheap and wanted to try it.It’s great for the price, but I would recommend getting the L.A. Girl Concelar instead. It gets the job done though.

4.) Magazines!!!(Seventeen, Disfunkshion, and Jones) (Can be purchased at Barnes and Nobles, Walmart) One thing people don’t know about me is that I love to read magazines! Especially Seventeen magazines! I have so many of them I can start a collection, Lol. I have to buy one every month, lol. I have since 9th grade! I know…crazy right? haha. But I was in Barnes and Nobles and I discovered the magazines Jones and Disfunkshion. I love the fashion and the diffrent themes! So I had to just get them!

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5.) Shea Mositure Hair Masque ( can be purchased ย at the Dollar General, Walmart, and beauty stores) Sorry guys, but I forgot how much this product cost butย I know the big jar of it is about $11. Someone recommeded me to use this and I love it! After I get done shampooing and conditoning my hair I apply this to my for a hour then rinse it out with cold water! It’s thick so you don’t need much to put in your hair. It smells good and its for people with that colored their hair and people with relaxed hair! ย It helps repair damage! I deal with having dry hair and dandruff. It also helps with that. I really give this product 5 stars.

6.) Garnier Clearly Brighter Moisturizer ( Can be purchased at Walmart or any drug store) $12.74; My friend gave me this and I have to say I love it! It smells like oranges! I apply this every night after washing my face.

7.)Face and Body Treatment System ( I purchased it at a local shop while in Florida) $7.99; So when I spotted this while shopping I had to grab it! Iv’e been trying to find a face brush for awhile for a reasonable price so I purchased it! It works really well! I feel like it gets all the dirt and oil off of my face. Iv’e been using it everday and I love it! You can also use this as a nail buffer, rolling massage, a sponge for if you have senstive skin, and a pumince stone! It doesn’t come with batteries but it’s worth a money! Better than buying a Clairsonic in my opinion.

8.) Organix Shampoo and Conditioner Eucalyptus mint ( can be purchased at Walmart or drug stores) $6.99; Iv’e been using their shampoos and conditoners for about a year! A little pricey but I love it! This particular shampoo helps with my scalp because I deal with bad dandruff and having a bad scalp! In the shampoo and conditner it has tea tree oil and cooling mint to help the scalp! It works and you can feel it! Its sooooo soothing. Especially, when you rinse the conditiner out with cold water. Worth the money in my opinion.

9.) Biore Baking Soda Face Wash ( can be purchased at any drugstore or Walmart) $5.99; I did a mini haul on this product but im just so in love this face wash. This helps with my skin alot! It also leaves a cooling sensation on my face and It also smells really good. I recommend this product to anyone.

Thats it for now! Leave any comment below if you want!

My Weekend!ย 

So Saturday night I was planning on binge watching Making a Murder on Netflix ( a must see show btw) until two of my friends texted me and said lets go out! At first I didn’t want to go but they made me, lol. We decided to go to a hookah bar and chill then when went to IHOP. I have to say it was a pretty damn fun night! And our waiter was hilarious and cool. Made me laugh the whole night. I’m glad my friends dragged me out the house ๐Ÿ˜‚. One of the best nights I had in a long time. 

I decided to go for a simple makeup look! I actually love how it came out! I’m wearing big hoop earrings ( that’s all I wear ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚). You can get them in a pack at Forever 21 for like 3 dollars!! I also wanted to rock my hair in a little bun lol. I didn’t feel like putting it in a sock bun. 

The only decent picture I could get of my outfit! I’m wearing a coral dress from rebdolls.com!It was my first time wearing that night and it was comfortable and I love how the color went good with my skin tone! I’m wearing black wedges from Torrid! I got them a year ago! 

How My Day Went/ Mini Makeup Look



A couple of days ago I wanted to get out and have myself some ‘Me’ time. I decided, why not get all cute and do my makeup?! I did just that! After that I finished getting dressed and doing my makeup, I left out and went into the city. I went to my favorite store, Ulta, to purchase some setting spray. Then I went down to Barnes and Nobles to look at books and magazines. After looking around, I decided to purchase myself a fashion/makeup magazine. Doing that, they have a Starbucks in Barnes and Nobles so I bought a Caramel Frappe ( It was so good! you should give it a try). I sat down for awhile just to look on my phone and read through my magazine. I had a pretty good day after that. Down below, I’m going to give a little mini makeup look and what products I used. I’m not the best a makeup, but I actually like how it came out!


My makeup look!!! I wanted to do a really natural look and I love the way it came out! Down below are the products I used.

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  1. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer $16.00 ( can be purchased at Ulta or Smashbox.com) This stuff is so amazing! It helps keep my makeup on all day! It’s very lightweight also! The only thing I hate about it, is the price! but other than that is great.
  2. ย BareMinerals Matte Powder Foundation $28.50 ( can be purchased at Ulta) This stuff is so AMAZING. Sometimes I use just use the powder on my face or I put my liquid foundation on first, then set it. Either way, it works well for me! I got that matte kind because I deal with having a oily face. If you deal with the same thing I would purchase it. It’s worth the money!
  3. Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder $4.99 ( Can be purchased at Walmart or any drug store) To be honest, there is nothing special about this, lol. I just use it to bake.
  4. Too Faced Natural Eyes $36.00 ( can be purchased at Ulta, Sephora, or online at Toofaced.com) I’m obsessed with Too Faced products! I splurge on most of their things! If I ever get rich, I’m buying everything from them, lol. But anyways, if I ever go for a natural makeup look I use this palette. It’s mostly brown and light brown colors. It’s very pigmented and it lasts all day.
  5. Too Faced Better Than Sex $23.00 ( Can be purchased at Ulta, Sephora, or Toofaced.com) This mascara is the BOMB ( do people still say that? LMBO). This mascara makes it looks like I’m wearing fake eyelashes. You can’t tell in the picture, but I promise i’m not lying! I hate wearing fake eyelashes so I use this mascara or my They’re Real mascara by Benefit.
  6. Maybelline Foundation: Dream Liquid Mousse $7.99 ( Can be purchased at Walmart any drugstore) I purchased this foundation a couple of days ago and it was my first time wearing in the picture above and I have to say I love it! It’s very light weight, makes your face feel very smooth, and it has great coverage.
  7. Nyx Lingerie $6.99 ( Can be purchased at Ulta) This color is called Beauty Mark!I was at my friend’s house playing with her lipsticks and I fell in love with this color! I was just like I have to have it! But every time I would go to Ulta they would never have any of the Lingerie lipsticks. Then one day I finally got the color I wanted! It a cream consistency and it’s a matte! I love it and it stays on all day. But i recommend you putting on a chapstick first then applying it! but other than that its a good liquid lipstick.


Well, here’s another picture! I hope you enjoyed this blog! leave a comment below telling me how you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚