BH Cosmetics Mini Haul

Hey Chics!

You know I had to do a little Black Friday shopping myself, and although I have waaaay too much makeup (you can never have too much makeup, right?), I couldn’t resist but buy a little something!

I went online to one of my favorite makeup stores, BH Cosmetics, and added a few necessities to my shopping cart:

I felt that it was time to add to my makeup brush collection, so I purchased this Crystal Quartz 12 Piece Brush Set w/Cosmetic Case!

The case is absolutely adorable, and I can’t believe how FLUFFY these brushes are!

Another product I purchased was the Marble Angled Brush Holder (I loved it so much, actually grabbed 2)!

I also grabbed a Quick Change Makeup Brush Cleaner and BH Liquid Eyeliner to complete my Mini Haul!

I LOVE shopping online at BH Cosmetics because they’re products are amazing, and you get them at an amazing price! One of my favorite features is AfterPay, where you can pay off your purchase in four payments! It’s super convenient, and I can enjoy my products now and pay for them later! Now that this feature is out, I’m sure I’ll be buying A LOT more from here and other sites that use AfterPay lol.

I hope you all enjoyed this Mini Haul!

What’s your favorite Mini Haul List?

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Cleaning/Drying Your Makeup Brushes Will Never Be The Same Again...

Hey Chicsters!

Who hates cleaning makeup brushes? -I DO!

I can never fully get all of the makeup out of my brushes with both makeup brush cleaner and dish soap!!!!

And don't even get me started on the drying part...

I would attempt to towel dry my half-ass cleaned makeup brushes; and when they weren't dry enough to my liking, I'd blow dry them (which led to much shedding and burned bristles).

Trust me, when I say that I have tried everything! But obviously not EVERYTHING...

I have been introduced to a company called The Brush Bar that makes two ADORABLE contraptions: The Brush Board & The Brush Bar.

I was amazed by all of the different ways that I could clean and dry my brushes, and I couldn't wait to film my first impression of these beauties!

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The Brush Board is the first makeup brush exfoliator with different grooves to thoroughly clean all types of makeup brushes!

 

The Brush Bar allows you to dry your makeup brushes without damaging or misshaping them! It also doubles as an organization tool!


 

Gotta have it!?

Use code 'CHIC15' to get 15% OFF your entire first purchase at The Brush Bar!

 

Want the Deets?!

Watch my FULL Demo/Review of The Brush Bar HERE!!

I hope you enjoyed this review of The Brush Bar! Don't forget to use our code CHIC15 to get 15% OFF your entire first purchase!!

Happy Shopping!!!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Alibele Malaysian Virgin Curly Lace Frontal w/Bundles | Initial Hair Review + 1 Week Update!

I recently reviewed This lovely Malaysian Curly Lace Frontal w/Bundles from Alibele on AliExpress! For all of you how know about AliExpress, you know that this is the Hair Capitol of the WORLD. Sometimes you get AMAZING hair, and sometimes you missed it by a long shot. It's honestly trial and error when finding the perfect company on AliExpress. This is why I STRONGLY consider reading the reviews and looking at review photos before making a purchase such as this. 

Now, I received this hair complimentary for my honest review, so here it goes:

This hair came out of the pack very curly, and it seemed quite thin. I had a lace frontal and 3 bundles, but I was honestly afraid it would not make a full wig. I was pleasantly surprised though as the more I ran my fingers through it after washing it, the thicker the hair got.

It did not to anything crazy after washing it, so that was a plus! I also bleached the lace frontal to ensure that it matched my skin tone, which was also very easy. The hair did not dry out, but I did accidentally get some bleach on some of the root, but that's an easy fix with temporary hair dye!

I spent a few hours making and customizing my unit, applied some göt2b Glued to my hair, slapped on the wig, and it came out like this:

P.S. (Let me know if you want me to make a Lace Frontal Wig Tutorial)!!

I honestly must say that I am impressed with how this unit turned out. I have had many issues in the past with major shedding and matting with Malaysian curly hair, but this one has been very good!

See It in Action!!

1 WEEK UPDATE:

I have noticed that this hair loves to be two strand twisted when it's bedtime. I can sleep with it up in a bun, but I found that it flattens out the curls. ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, in the morning, I like to refresh the curls by taking my Kérastase Cleansing Conditioner Curl Idéal and put some in a spray bottle. I then add warm water and shake it up to mix the two, then I spray it all over my hair as I'm running my fingers through it. The shedding is very minimum, too.

After spraying, the curls immediately bounce back! For even more fullness, I take a wide-toothed comb and run through the hair to fluff it out. All-together, this is about a 10-15 minute process depending on how OCD you are about evenness lol.

I also love how natural the lace frontal looks! It really mimics my natural hairline. I do think I sewed it on a little far back, so I do have to tug it forward a bit, but the göt2b Glued really does the trick when it comes to holding it down! Here's how it looks with two buns:

Space Buns!!

Space Buns!!

Space Buns!!

Space Buns!!

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Overall, I do have to maintain it daily, especially if I decide to sleep in it, but it's well worth it! I am satisfied with the quality of the hair, and I definitely plan on taking very good care of it! I hope this unit lasts me a long time, and again, I want to thank Alibele for giving me the opportunity to review this hair for you guys! I will keep you in the loop on how it holds up! (I'll also be wearing it in most of my videos 😉). If you're looking for some new hair, definitely check out Alibele, and look around on AliExpress!!

What do you think about this hair? Have you bought any hair on AliExpress? What are your thoughts?

Let us know in the comments BELOW!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE - You're in for a ✨Treat✨ with the Too Faced - Chocolate Bar Trio!!😍

Too Faced really outdid themselves on this one... Without a moment to lose, the first 5,000 lucky shoppers (including myself) raced to the checkout finish line to purchase the BEST Black Friday deal on Earth - The Chocolate Bar Palette Trio for $97!!!! These literally sold out in hours!!

Today, a Beauty Blogger's dream has come true: She received three eyeshadow palettes for the price of two that fills the room with the aroma of chocolate with a total of 48 different colors!!!!

I thought I would give my first impression review of these gorgeous products as this is my first time buying these palettes, and ordering directly from their site! (Plus, I also took some pretty AWESOME photos)!!

Let the Games BEGIN...

 

Presentation is EVERYTHING!

I was very surprised to see such an adorable box with a printed bow on top! It's by far the cutest shipping box I have every seen!

 
 
 

Very Clever!!

I also appreciate the play on words here! It's very witty! (And who doesn't love confetti)!?!?

 

Free Samples & Discounts? Yes, PLEASE!!

20% Off Discount Card +FREE Samples!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20% Off Discount Card +FREE Samples!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

✨THE CHOCOLATE BAR TRIO✨

I am literally in awe by these beauties from the packaging all the way down to the coco powder infused eye shadows!!!! I shall be making many tutorials with these palettes!!

Let's take a closer look...

Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection

Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Collection

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am very impressed with  these palettes and the way they were handled in the mail. I've come across a lot of broken makeup, but these palettes were untouched, which is a plus! Another thing i love is the packaging, and the creative effort that was used to truly personalized the experience of the consumer. These shadows vary from matte to shimmer and look very pigmented! I hope that is the car, because I love color, but not chalky color! If I have time, maybe I will do a swatch on these colors to show you how that look!! I'm am happy with this purchase; and in my opinion, this is the BEST Black Friday Deal that has happened to the makeup industry!!!! So far so good! I'll keep you updated!

 

What do you think about the Too Faced Chocolate Eye Shadow Trio!? Let us know in the comments below!!

 

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic