FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna


I know by now everybody has heard about Rihanna’s make-up line. I am probably the last to get on the wagon but it is better late than never. I am not the type that follows the hype but, there is something about Rihanna so I had to get my hands on it.

I purchased the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Killawatt Highlighter (trophy wife) and the match stix trio(caramel, truffle, rum). These were the products I was excited about.

I used the products to achieve a fall look.

 

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation; First of all, the shade range is great. Rihanna has got everybody covered. I am in love with this foundation because it is not cakey and gives you that natural look. Did I mention it dries up matte? Perfect for us oily skin. Initially, I thought shade 380 was lighter for me but it was perfect for me.  The foundation dries to a darker color.

The match stix trio;  This was actually my first cream contour and highlight so I was a bit worried about blending but it was easy to work with.  Once again, very natural and compliments my skin. I used the caramel concealer under my eye, the bridge of my nose and on my jawline, then I contoured with truffle. I used Laura Mercier loose powder to set it. Finished the look by using rum on my browbone, bridge of my nose and cheekbone.

Killawatt Highlighter; If you love glitter then you should check this highlighter out. Not my everyday look but, I got it because I know I will use it a lot during the festive season. It is extremely pigmented but it’s workable. I plan on using it as an eyeshadow as well.

Overall thoughts based on what I got, I love it!

Have you tried any of the Fenty beauty products? Did you love it or hate it?

Thank you for stopping by.

Love, Whitney.

 

 

 

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DON’T BOTTLE IT UP


We all have challenges and battles faced with as individuals in life.

Divergent and unique as they may seem, we still have to face each day as another opportunity to win a battle.

Through experience, I have come to the conclusion that it helps when you speak out instead of bottling everything up. Whatever it may be, sharing the load with someone else can really help.

You don’t  necessarily have to tell the whole world your problems, however finding that one person whom you feel comfortable and might give you the needed audience might be the needed strength and courage you need to win. Talking to someone brings relief, empathy, advice and the most important thing is knowing you are not alone.

You will be surprised how many have gone down the lane of depression and dejection as a result of their silence,

You do not have to suffer in silence, Open up! There is always someone ready to listen.

Love, Whitney

WHAT’S IN MY DIAPER BAG?


Recently I am all about minimalist approach when it comes to my girls and other things. Literally, I am done with packing the whole house when I am going out with the girls. I remember when I first had Abby, my diaper bag was huge. I will pack a whole lot and truth be told, I didn’t really need all the junk I did pack.
This time around, I know better and one improvement I can testify about is my packing skills.I go out with what I need and also depending on where I am going is how I pack the items. At the moment I am using a Zara office city bag as my diaper bag. I got this bag for the office but it has been converted into a diaper bag. The reason why I love this bag is the compartments and the size. Let’s take a look at what’s in my diaper bag…

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I like to pack snacks for my toddler and carry an extra bottle of milk(either breast milk or formular) for the baby. At the end of the day, it depends on where we are going with the baby. Sometimes, I just end up breast feeding her instead of bottle feeding. I always take a sippy cup for my toddler because she is always thirsty. Also, she hasn’t  mastered  using the cup so I prefer to pour all her drinks in the sippy cup.

 

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In the bigger compartment, I have hair brush in case of messy hair, scented diaper trash bags, nail clipper, hand sanitizer, pacifier, tylenol, band aid, rattle and the nursing cover. I also use the nursing cover to shield her in the car seat.

What I have in the gray bag: change of clothes for the girls, drool bip and burp cloth.  I  pack the clothes according to the weather as well.

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The third compartment is where I keep the diapers(I pack 2 diapers for each child), changing pad(washable), baby wipes and Vaseline.

The reason why I did not add any of my items in the diaper bag is beacause, I use a small crossbody bag for my wallet, keys and makeup bag. It is easier and faster for me whenever I want to take out my wallet.

These are the things I always bring with me in the diaper bag.  What do you keep in your diaper bag that you can’t live without? Thank you for reading.

Love, Whitney