Black Friday - Amazon Gift Guide for Techies

Ladies and Gents, Amazon's Black Friday Week Has Begun

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for:

The Thanksgiving & Black Friday Countdown

This post will be featuring some of Amazon’s most popular electronics - A Techie’s DREAM!

 
 

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Ulta Beauty Mini Haul

Hey Chics!

It's been awhile since I actually got to have a little retail therapy, so I was VERY happy when I received a $50 Ulta Gift Card for doing a confidential review for some upcoming products that have yet to be released! SHHHHH, it's a Secret....

Although, I am NOT able to tell you guys about that part, I CAN tell you about the lovely products that are in my Ulta Bag!

So this was considered a Mini Haul since ya girl is still on a budget, lol.😂

 

Honestly I was just picking up any primer and throwing this in my bag, I was pretty shocked at the price when I was at the checkout, since it's NYX, you know. It's usually cheap, but they stepped up their game! I tried it out, and this shit is LEGIT! I used a flat foundation brush to apply it all over my face, and it has a very nice hold.

NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer "Yellow" $4.99

I ran out of concealer; and I saw this one and was like: "Oh, what the hell," and threw it in my bag. Honestly, it appeared thick when I dabbed it on, but seemed pretty transparent once I actually started blending it in. I would recommend building with this particular concealer.

NYX HD Finishing Powder "Banana" $9.99

Okay, so I know you're starting to see a trend here... I'm on a NYX Binge... I ran out of my actual Banana Powder, so I needed a quick fix until I could order some more. This powder isn't half bad! It baked very nicely over the NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer and gave me a really nice matte finish. NYX, you came in clutch with this one!👍🏽

NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray $7.99

This is my Go-To product FOREVER.

This brow pencil is a definitely a quick fix in most of my morning beauty routines, or shall I say morning non-beauty routines when I wake up and want to do NOTHING more that just my brows for work because you know.. Eyebrows MUST be on FLEEK.

Ardell Double Up Wispies $5.49

Finally, something NOT NYX!!!!!😂  I am finally going back to my eyelash roots with the Ardell as I do not have and refuse to have a budget for expensive ass lashes that do the EXACT same thing!!! **Rant Over**

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge + Travel Sponge Case $6.99

I actually never realized how much I liked the precision tip until I actually used it with my foundation and concealer. It was LIFE CHANGING. I'm honestly conflicted between this and the original Beauty Blender, and that's saying something.👀

Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleaning Wipes - Pink Grapefruit $7.99

I love wipes, and I love the clean feeling they give me! I normally am a Simple Skincare kind of girl, but I wanted to give my old Neutrogena wipes another go. So far, I'm very happy!

Overall, my total came out to about $71.60, but HOLD UP! Ya girl came in clutch with that 20% OFF Coupon for Ulta, so the price went down to $57.29! Then, I hit em with tha Gift Card, so my total was a WHOPPING $7.29!!! How's that for a discount?

Make sure to check out Ulta, and their awesome discounts they have going on right now! You DO NOT want to miss out!

I hope you enjoyed this list! What's in your Mini Haul!? I'd love to know! Comment BELOW!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Wonders of PhotoWall's Wall Murals + COUPON

Hey Chics!

I am very excited about this post as I've never gotten to experience wall murals until now...

   River of dreams - Photowall

 

River of dreams - Photowall

   Into the wild - Photowall

 

Into the wild - Photowall

In this article, I'll take you through the process of putting up the mural upon arrival to the final look.

I was contacted by PhotoWall to give my honest review of one of their canvases or wall murals (I chose the mural, of course, as I wanted to be EXTRA). PhotoWall is a Wall Mural, Photo Wall Paper, and Canvas company based in Sweden.

First off, ordering the mural was very easy. All I had to do was measure the wall of my choice, and give the dimensions online. Then, it gave me a price quote. From there, I was able to place my order and patiently await the mural's arrival.

I was very excited to get this in the mail, and it only took 2-3 Business Days to arrive! For some reason, I was under the impression that it was going to arrive in the giant tube with the dimensions I gave (boy, was I wrong)! It wasn't until George and I watched the installation video that I then realized they were printed in chunks (DUH)!

We then began prepping for the wall mural application. The video was very informative on how this was supposed to be applied, but I took a different approach: Since I live in an apartment, I wasn't sure if the wall mural adhesive was "Apartment Safe" for my walls. I wouldn't have really cared that much if my walls were strictly flat, but I have Stucco walls, and I didn't want to mess that up (Also, deposit DUH).

I'm sure the original process would have been SO MUCH faster, but I wanted to be cautious, and we didn't have ALL of the tools we needed at first. This project took us about 3 hours (with breaks in between). I also want to give my boyfriend, George, a HUGE shoutout for being the Real MVP and helping out with this project! After hours of doing this, VOILA! My blueberry wall was born!

I really love how it came out once we finished the mural! After a day or so of drying, it still looked great, but you could see the dried bubble spots where I used uneven amounts of adhesive (I didn't apply it evenly as instructed). Overall, I love the mural!

This was definitely a trial and error situation for me; and if I could start over and do the mural EXACTLY as instructed, I totally would because it would literally be PERFECT. I found that it does not take the paint off, and there are safe ways to remove the wall mural and adhesive without messing up your wall. Overall, I love this idea for home improvement/makeovers as it really brings a room to life! I will definitely order more from them again!

I definitely recommend PhotoWall for all of your Mural, Canvas needs as they provide gorgeous stock photos taken by their team, or you can send them your own custom photo for print! Definitely go check them out HERE and don't forget to use my coupon code MartikaBrianneCampaign2018 for 20% OFF your purchase!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Top 5 After Christmas Sales You Must Hit Up!

Today marks the best time of the year to shop: 

The After Christmas Sale!

Here is a list of your favorite stores along with some of their discounts:

Charlotte Russe

$20 & Under Sale (In-Store & Online)

Macy's

FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more

50-75%OFF Boots for Her

30% + EXTRA 15% Blenders, Juicers, & Food Processors

JC Penny

20% OFF Online orders under $100, 25% OFF online orders over $100

50% OFF All Clearance Items 

CODE: 48DEALS

Bath & Body Works

$10 3-Wick Candles, $3 Hand Soaps, & Up to 75% OFF Body Care Products (In-Store & Online)

Target

ANNUAL STORAGE SALE!!!

($4, $5, $7 Storage containers)

BOGO 50% OFF All Bras, Bralettes, & Nursing Camis

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic