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Tarte: Maracuja Oil (Review)

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Product Summary:
Maracuja oil is a vegan face oil that is used to achieve a healthy, radiant complexion without your face feeling greasy. Not only is it for the face but it can also be used on dry skin, split ends and cuticles. This oil is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C that is known to recharge, replenish and gives the appearance of smoother, brighter skin. It is formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium laury, sulfate and gluten. A regular sized bottle of maracuja oil costs around $60.

***Cruelty free 👍👍***

I received this sample sized bottle of maracuja oil from my Ipsy glam bag. If you don't know it is a monthly beauty subscription service. Check them out right here ➡➡  Ipsy Website

Strangely enough, when I smell the oil it smells exactly like this almond oil that I have. I swear when you put them side by side you can't smell any difference.

I've tried using this oil in the many different manners it is 'supposed' to work. I&#…

True Blood |Season 1 Episode 9: Plaisir D'amour (Review)

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((((((Please be warned there will be spoilers))))))))
The opening scene is quite something. We have Sookie looking like Carrie from the prom, Ginger is vomiting and screaming non-stop, and Bill killed Longshadow because he was going after Sookie. I'm pretty sure he wasn't supposed to do that. It's quite disgusting how a vampire dies. Quite a huge mess that is left behind. All that was left was a huge puddle of blood, guts and clothes. As if Sookie's night could not get any worse as soon as she gets home her cat is hanging from her ceiling fan, swinging blood all over the place. It's like one bad Halloween trip after another. 
After the non-stop hell that Sookie has endured it's about damn time that Bill took responsibility and admitted it's his fault that everyone around Sookie has been dying. I just don't understand why Sookie would persist on staying with someone who has been the cause of such traumatic experiences. 
What has been super strange was t…

DeadPool 2 | Review

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(((There will be spoilers)))
Movie Summary: Our favourite sarcastic and wisecracking mercenary DeadPool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable, a genetically altered soldier from the future. Deadpool makes it his mission to save the boy from a terrible death. DeadPool ends up teaming up with powerful mutants to hopefully change the present, future, and the past.
Of course before we even have a word spoken in the movie we have a Wolverine reference more so concerning the Logan movie. In the opening scene, we see typical DeadPool acting depressed and self-destructive. No, I really mean literally. At least on the self-destructive part. He lights up a bunch of oil filled barrels and we have a huge explosion DeadPool style. Funny enough, we have a foreshadowing where DeadPool tells the audience he will die in this movie. You gotta enjoy him breaking the fourth wall every chance he gets. That is where I find the character …

Urban Decay X Jean-Michel Basquiat Blush Palette| Review

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Product Summary:
This limited edition palette was in collaboration with Jean-Michel Basquiat. If you're like me then you have no idea who this Jean-Michel guy is and why he teamed up with Urban Decay. Luckily, the packaging gave me a bit of insight on who this guy is. Essentially, he rose to fame in the 80's art scene in New York City and was the pioneer of he neo-expressionist movement. The packaging is a mini reproduction of Basquiat's artworks. This limited edition blush palette holds four shades of blush, bronzer and highlighter. (3 shades are supposed to be new but I don't know the Urban Decay line enough to know which 3 are new). Once you finish using this palette you can frame it on your wall like artwork. 
Normally, I would be able to give you a price point on this product and whether it is cruelty free or not. Unfortunately, this is a limited edition product meaning it is only available for a limited amount of time. If it was a permanent item I would be able …

Hot Miami Shades Review | Scam!!!

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((((((((((((((((((((((Please be warned about this company; Hot Miami Shades))))))))))))))))))

Normally, when I write a review there is this type of enthusiasm within me that wants to burst because I love introducing companies that either wants to work with me or send me their items to review. Well, not this time! Can I just start off by saying that I completely and utterly hate this company with every fiber of my being! And for me to even come to that means you have done a lot of fucked up shit. Usually, it takes a lot for me to build such hatred because a lot of things in life do not bother me so intensely as others. But man does this company go above and beyond for being horrible and overall being freaking scammers!

Let's go back to how all of this started. I was approached one day on Instagram to become a Miami girl essentially, becoming an ambassador for them. They promised a lot of cool things such as; getting a free necklace, earning commission off a promo code to give to …

Sephora+Pantone Universe: Correct And Conceal Palette (Review)

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Product Summary:
This palette contains 15 creamy concealor and corrector shades that targets the main areas of concern for colour correcting, dark circles, redness, hyper-pigmentation, dullness and brightening. These shades are full coverage and have an ultra-blendable formula. Each palette comes with a handy booklet with application instructions, tips and tricks from the Sephora pro team 
This palette costs around $60 but I actually got this palette on sale for half the price! Also, the palette that I have is in light/medium.
                                                    *******Not Cruelty Free*********  I truly like that there is a lot of variety when it comes to the shades but also that there isn't a huge difference between colour in the shades. I love that I can do my whole face using just one palette including; colour-correcting and concealing. I always try to avoid using foundation whenever I can because less is more and this palette allows me to do just that.

I do ha…

True Blood | Season 1 Episode 8: The Fourth Man in the Fire (Review)

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((((There will be spoilers in this episode review...you have been forewarned))))
I will admit I have not been a big fan of Sookie's attitude, especially, regarding Bill. But the fact that he might actually be dead makes her act as if she has lost another family member just baffles me. It's just Bill! Is this what love sick teenagers having sex for the first time looks like? Obsessed and down right ridiculous? Sookie's demeanor is beyond ridiculous. What type of person would think to call a vampire during the day and expect them to answer? 
I'm really happy that Tara is finally experiencing how a sober mother is because from what we have been shown about her Tara has had a tough upbringing. I just find it funny that it took a possum dying in the middle of a forest for Tara's mom to finally be sober. But what I hate seeing is Bill coming between Tara and Sookie. I hate that Sookie is allowing Bill to alienate her from everyone she knows. But on a different note, Ter…

Trust Fund Beauty | That Glo Tho Highlighter (Review)

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This super cream highlighter is high performance, applies on smoothly and lasts all day and night. That Glo Tho highlighter is vegan and free of toxic chemicals. This cream highlighter comes in a sleek black packaging resembling a lipstick tube. This highlighter is currently priced at $8 on Trust Fund Beauty's website. For more info on this product or if you want to buy it you can check their their website (((Here))) I actually received this product in one of my Ipsy Glam bags which is basically a beauty subscription box. It's really cool because that's how I came across this company. You can find out more about Ipsy (((Over here)))
**********Cruelty free. Not tested on animals 👍***********

I do have to say I am quite a fan of their cream formula. It applies on smoothly and evenly. It's not patchy but quite pigmented as can be seen from the swatch below and pigment is something I love to see in my highlighters!The formula is quite nice because it doesn't dry out …

The Mummy 2017 (Movie Review)

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(((This movie review will contact spoilers. You have been forewarned.)))
Summary: Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
Main Cast: Tom Cruise (Nick Morton), Sofia Boutella (Ahmanet), Annabelle Wallis (Jenny Halsey) and Russell Crowe (Dr. Henry Jekyll).
I will say that for the first 10 minutes of the movie they really didn't structure the scenes of the movie well or try to keep a more mysterious air as well. In all honesty, it feels like they just put a few disjointed scenes together. There truly was no flow to the introduction of this movie. First scene we see crusaders in England 1277 AD and then transitions to the same area but in modern day time. Then shows the connection of the second crusade and Egypt. Furthermore, we see Ahmanet's story on how she was …

A Quiet Place (Movie Review)

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(((There will be spoilers within this review. You have been forewarned.)))
Summary:  If they hear you, they hunt you. The Abbott family are in the midst of a post-attacked world where creatures that have insurmountable hearing abilities which causes this family to stay quiet to stay alive. One little peep and they could lose their life.
I don't know why when I quickly watched the trailer on Facebook I thought this movie was about a house that was possessed and if they spoke the demon would come out. Not going to lie, I thought my original impression of what the movie was compared to what it is was a heck of a lot better. Within the first five minutes of the movie my movie companion kindly reminded me that this movie actually contained creatures and not demons. 
When we are first introduced to the Abbott family they are searching through a grocery store for supplies and right away we see the little routine they put in place; not wearing shoes, picking things up carefully and using…

True Blood: Season 1 Episode 7 Burning House Of Love (Review)

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(((There will be spoilers)))
The opening scene which comes as no surprise to all of us is sex! Is it bad that I want to fast-forward the scene between Bill and Sookie having sex? I cannot emphasize to all of you how repulsed I am of him. There is just something about Bill whether it's his demeanor or the way he looks but he puts me on edge and makes me extremely uncomfortable.
So Sookie had sex for the first time ever with Bill and she couldn't be bothered to find out the specifics of his species. Well heck, no one ever said that having sex for the first time required any logical thought. Don't get me wrong, she is a smart cookie when it comes to any human but with Bill she is a complete idiot who doesn't give much thought to her life or even thinks about her future. And on top of that, Bill telling her not to eat garlic because it irritates him? Well damn, now I can never date a vampire. My fat ass loves food too much. If anyone ever asked me to give up a type of foo…

Urbanity 2030 Unboxing (Review) +Video

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I have been approached lately by Urbanity2030 to become an ambassador for them and after obtaining one of their boxes I gladly accepted. Essentially, Urbanity2030 is a monthly subscription service which includes fashionable sunglasses depending if you pick 'him' or 'hers' box for the month. They have also started branching out and your monthly boxes can now include a single piece of jewelry if you change your box type.

Their basic 'his' and 'hers' boxes cost around 10$. Seeing as how they are located in the states if you are like me and are located in Canada or elsewhere there will be additional fees and conversion from US dollars as well. Overall, it cost about a little under 20$.

Luckily, when I became an ambassador for Urbanity2030 they gave me a promo code that I could share with my followers and readers.

Urbanity2030 Website My Promo code: AmandaW for 20% off your first box.
You will most probably laugh at what I am going to say but for me wearing …

NYX: High Definition Concealer in Green +Video

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This lightweight concealer is meant to obscure imperfections and discoloration without ever looking cakey or obvious. The concentrated emollient-rich formula is easy to apply and creates a medium to heavy coverage. This concealer costs around 8$. For more info on NYX and their high definition concealer check them out here.
**********This is cruelty free 👍👍👍**************
This concealer does provide heavy coverage which is why I had to use a brush to blend it out instead of a sponge. Using a sponge I realized fairly quickly that it would not blend the concealer properly. The concealer does dry pretty quickly so if I try to take my time and blend with a sponge it doesn't leave an even finish. Once the concealer does dry it's hard to blend it without having to start all over. 
Seeing as how this is heavy coverage a little does go a long way. Which is great because you really get a lot for your buck. Trust me when I do say this though, you do not need your entire face covered…

5 tips on how to build and grow your audience

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I have been asked by many people around me and by my readers on how to truly grow and to keep your audience growing. This in it itself is not an easy feat but I will do my best to explain on how to grow your audience and the little tricks needed to increase traffic on your blog/page/website.

I am proud to say that I will be celebrating the 3rd year of having my blog this month. The first thing that I can say is that it was not easy getting to where I am today. It has taken quite a while to find what works best for me as far as time management, creating content and even just marketing myself. Over the past 3 years I have learned a few tips and tricks that I believe will help anyone who wants to enter this world.

Tip #1 | Find your content
What I mean by this is discover what you want to write about and what you want to share with the world. I have seen a lot of sites that say for new bloggers/writers to "find your niche". I kinda find this a bit deceiving because I tried fol…