Thursday, 24 November 2011

NEWS FLASH.... Black Friday JA Style !!!!

Thanksgiving is not a major holiday for us here in Jamaica, but with all the buzz that’s going on about Black Friday and the amazing deals that you’re able to scoop up on clothing, electronics, toys, books, and so on, it isn’t a surprise that many Jamaicans have caught on to this trend and are also shopping around for deals and steals online; but, if you’re unable to shop online for Christmas gifts for friends and family, or personal items…. don’t sweat it….Black Friday is here in JA!!!
The promotion dubbed ‘A Christmas Festival of Savings -- Come Shop, Come Save’ is in its second year of operation (see the 2010 article here) and various stores in the Tropical, Mall and Twin Gates Plazas will be showcasing massive sales on all merchandise. The event kicks off this evening, Thursday November 24, 2011 at 5:30pm and will run until Saturday November 26, 2011 and by the sounds of it it’s sure to be exciting.  Tonight’s event will include a Santa Claus and tree lighting ceremony, various performances and 'pre-sale' offerings; but tomorrow begins the real deals; stores will be open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday so if you want to partake in the festivities, I suggest you get out there early to cash in on the savings, I heard on RJR this morning that the best deals will be from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

Happy Shopping!! :)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

What is a Hair Journey?

I would define a ‘hair journey’ as the process that a person takes in order to achieve their hair goals. It is generally in regards to a method  of caring for one’s hair in an effort to achieve or maintain healthy hair.

Hair goals may vary from person to person and  might range from: thicker hair, longer hair, shinier hair, healthy hair maintenance, stronger hair etc. There is usually a common misconception that the purpose of a hair journey is just to grow longer hair. 

Later on I will be posting a series of blog posts called ‘Hair Journey 101’. Along the way I will also be sharing my hair experiences with you. I have been on my hair journey for a year now and I would like to take you along as I try to achieve healthier hair…so stay tuned!

Shannon… xoxo

Monday, 21 November 2011

NYX Cosmetics: Soft Matte Lip Creams

After much debating, I decided that I would jump start a series of blog posts dedicated to my one of my favourite makeup brands….. NYX Cosmetics. The brand has a pretty impressive lineup of beauty products from their Mega Shine lip glosses to their highly pigmented eye shadows and tons of other makeup implements and tools to boot. I fell in love with the brand about two years ago when I was in the market for an inexpensive red lipstick and I came across a gorgeous shade of red from their Lip Smacking Fun Colors line called Electra (which you’ll see in a later post) and that was the beginning of my love affair (or obsession) with the brand. Oh! and might I add they are a cruelty free brand so no bunnies were hurt in the making of their products ;)

NYX recently came out with their Soft Matte Lip Cream and, as the name suggests, it’s a soft, smooth, cream/mousse textured product so it’s not like your typical lipstick or lip gloss. Over the course of several months I have collected six of the eleven colours to add to my makeup collection (if you’re interested in seeing the entire collection click here), they are:

San Paulo:  a bright reddish coral
Stockholm: a pinkish nude
Abu Dhabi: a brownish nude
Antwerp: a light coral
Addis Ababa: a bright mid toned pink
Monte Carlo: a deep rich red
(I’m not the best at describing colours but I hope this helped.)

I’m a sucker for nudes so my favourites are Stockholm and Abu Dhabi

Pros & Cons
When I first tried the lip cream I was impressed by the texture, it was unlike anything I’ve tried before and it applied very smoothly. They only last for a few hours after the initial application so I definitely have to reapply throughout the day; for me this isn’t anything out of the ordinary since I have to do the same thing with most of my lip products, but the real downside of the lip creams is the fact that they are VERY drying and sometimes cause flaking on my lips so this makes reapplying them a pain.  As for the packaging, the coloured tubes represent the actual shade of the product so they’ve taken the guess work out of it, and the wand is your typical doe foot applicator.

I normally order my NYX products from Cherry Culture when they go on sale, but if you’re unable to order them online there is a cute little shop located in the Pulse Complex in Kingston called Significant Details you can hop in and pick up as many as you like; she also has an online store and offers island wide delivery.

Hope you like the lip creams as much as I do. Let us know how they work out for you.
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