The Elements of Beauty! PLAY! Box August

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you’re all fabulous as I’m always seeing such exciting posts from you all of you when ever I get the chance to take a scroll through my feed. I’ve been missing my first months of blogging so much this summer which makes sense in a way since I’ve only been coming to publish about one post THE PLAY! BOX post, so here it is the August box, hope you enjoy it and if you give it a like 🙂 TY

Who’s ready to learn all about beauty elements?

The Innovators 

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Today we get to meet the hardworking ingredients that are powering our beauty routines ↓↓↓↓

Plant Extracts & Naturals                                    Oils & Butters

Minerals                                                                  Acids

Proteins                                                                  Vitamins 

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BEAUTYBLENDER

Beauty blender Micro.Mini 

This is the baby of the beauty blender in a mini form to help with the application of highlighting, conturing, and concealing. It’s purposely shaped to perfectly reach the smallest parts of your face.

Introduced 15 years ago!!!

You wanna wet your beauty blender with water and it will double in size almost but squeeze out the excess, just make sure to clean it after every use.

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CLINIQUE 

Him Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara & Primer Duo

This is great, why? because it’s a two-in-one product that’s why! Already a clinique fan I’m happy for this. It’s got a two-sided lash primer and mascara for longer-lasting eye looks and more full, soft, very lustrous lashes.

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HOURGLASS

Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick In Shell

HOURGLASS!!! I can finally try this foundation stick 🙂 It’s a highly pigmented foundation with the coverage of a concealer, smoothness of a liquid and weightless as a powder.

Need to say more?

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KORRES

Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir Serum 

This is a potent anti-aging serum that’s infused with antioxidant-rich Greek saffron visibly reduces appearance of fine lines for a youthful, smooth complexion.

It’s made from a Krocus flower which blossoms only once a year in Northern Greece.

Use a few drops morning and night followed by a favorite moisturizer.

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ALTERNA HAIRCARE

Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist 

This is another anti-aging product for your hair, lightweight hairstyling mist adds volume and texture to hair while strengthening and softening for full, lustrous, and a night-out worthy strands.

It’s ultra- nourishing mist that will disappear in your hair to give you texture and volume that’s still soft to the touch.

It’s secret is the Marine plumping complex, contains omega-3s

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BURBERRY 

My Burberry Black

This month’s perfume pick is one inspired by the iconic Burberry trench coat, it features a seductive blend of jasmine, candied rose, and amber.

The Blend

Family: Floral 

Top Notes: Jasmine

Middle Notes: Candied Rose, Peach Nectar

Base Notes: Amber, Patchouli 

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All together, we had some interesting products in this box, although, they were really tiny products but I must admit I enjoyed unboxing the August box. Let me know what was your favorite this month. If you enjoyed the monthly post please do give it a ‘LIKE’.

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Last months unboxing right here Play Box: July

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Beauty Staycation PLAY! BOX (JULY)

Happy Wednesday!

Hello my lovelies and how are you all, what have you been up to this summer?

As you can already tell there’s only thing that brought me back to my desk to publish a new post because otherwise these days I’m just not able to find the time, that explains my lack of presence.

A little back story of this unboxing first, so I was really trying to film a PLAY! unboxing for July rather than just a regular blog post. I had big plans for it and was all excited since it would be the very first time that I pull out a tripod along with a camera and hit record instead of capture. But bottom line I didn’t come through, after like 3 attempts and shortage of time (I was literally squeezing in few mins a day to film my unboxing video) I got to practice a bit of filming and bit of editing as well so it wasn’t a lose lose situation. However, after missing out for the first time, I did not want to delay this one at all considering the fact it hit my doorsteps like around the 11th.

So here we are… sorry about the long intro but I had to share with you all you know 🙂

UNBOXING BEGINS NOW

BEAUTY STAYCATIONNN

That’s our theme for July and that’s not the only interesting thing about this box, scroll on to find out why 🙂

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IT COSMETICS

SUPERHERO ELASTIC STRECH VOLUMIZING MASCARA 

It’s a innovative lengthening mascara that gives lashes volume, reach, and lift with just one coat.

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BAREMINERALS

GEN NUDE MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOR IN SWAG

It’s a cream to matte liquid lipstick in a blushing mauve shade with stay all day formula that is light-weight yet full coverage. Just give it 10 mins to completely dry!

Right off the back, after trying it out I can say it is so soft but doesn’t feel heavy even when you first apply it. Also such a pretty color!

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MILK MAKEUP

COOLING WATER

It’s a hydrating gel stick that refreshes and soothes skin for a quick boost of moisture when you’re on the go.

Basically a moisturizer to keep you cool through the summer heat. Enriched with marine minerals!

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BRIOGEO

ROSARCO MILK REPARATIVE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONING SPRAY

It’s a ultra-light leave in conditioning spray that delivers non-greasy moisture without weighing down your hair. Uses plant powered products!

Now, I don’t know about this, maybe I should I try it out next time.

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BOSCIA

CHARCOAL PORE PUDDING INTENSIVE WASH-OFF TREATMENT

It’s a great size sample let me tell you that! And actually it’s a cool looking mask with swirled black and white charcoal balances skin’s moisture, absorbs impurities, andd minimizes the appearance of pores. A skin detox in a jar!

Woah, that’s hand-full right there, right off the back I’m hyped about this. Smells nice!

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This Month’s Perfume Pick

ATELIER COLOGNE

ORANGE SANGUINE

It’s inspired by the scent of a relaxed summer morning, crisp blend of sweet blood orange and bitter orange peel with a hint of geranium.

The description may not captivate you as much but I must say this smells nice. Fresh!

THE BLEND

Family: Fresh

Top Notes: Blood Orange, Bitter Orange

Middle Notes: Geranium, Jasmine

Bottom Notes: Sandalwood, Amber Woods

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That brings this unboxing to an end! Hope you enjoyed it 🙂 I sure did 🙂 This month’s box was great one!

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Now, for the future unboxing’s of these let’s get some input on what’s more preferred a full detail blog post or videos? Let me know you which one you would enjoy more, thank you! If you like the posts hit LIKE 🙂

Don’t forget to share what you received in your box, was it the same or different?

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Grow Your Followers (In 5 Simple Ways)

Happy Saturday Guys!

And I’m happy to be blogging again … pause… what’s one thing making you really happy today? I’ve decided to make a comeback with this very universal post because as I was scrolling through my posts it hit me that a similar post in the past Get Your New Blog Up And Running (My Personal Tips & Secrets) had received much attention and many likes, which means many people found it helpful so what better idea than to put out another one of it’s kind.   (Short intro I told myself, this will be a long read anyways )

 

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GROW YOUR FOLLOWING in 5 Easy Step

1. Focus

Focus in and define the type of your blog, what do you write about most and what’s something you rarely discuss. (It’s okay to not have this figured out right away and as the pros say; it’s a good time to explore and write about multiple topics when you are starting out with only a small number of following) I suggest you take that time to really decide what works for you and most importantly, what do you enjoy the most. Is it beauty more persicely makeup or is it cooking and to be exact desserts. From then on you will only build on that and improve your skills, creating a name for yourself across the blogging community.

2. Action

Put your creative caps on and produce content that best suits the type of blog, by doing this you are letting people know before hand what they’re signing up for and you will not attract anyone who isn’t interested in your content in the first place. The best way to give yourself a ground is to creating a tagline for your blog. Remember always give your followers what attracted their attention the first time, changes are necessary as you grow but never be deceiving, uphold your quality and be yourself, people will love that.

3. Consistency

Consistency is key to a lot of things and the same goes for blogging, if you’re looking to gain followers on a regular basis you must stay consistence with your uploads. Now a lot of people would say that working up a schedule for your blog posts lets people know when to expect something from you on their feed. However, this may or may not work in everyone’s favor, I personally did not follow this rule and posted randomly so if you don’t want to commit to a strict schedule don’t ever feel the pressure to do so. But do make sure to keep up with the following steps to insure your follower gain.

4.  Presence 

Staying present is by far the most effective approach to gaining followers. And it’s not only to create posts for your blog but there are other things that indicate your presence such social media. Create at least three social media holds for your blog with the same name and theme, keep them in sync with your blog and stay active. It’s a great way of putting yourself out there and you’ll be surprised by how many amazing fellow bloggers of all level will connect with you just on Instagram alone. This is a great piece of advice but in all honesty, thus far I have failed to live up to it. So another huge aspect is to stay active on WordPress alone and this is something I swear by. I use to spend a good amount of time on WordPress feed + the comments section of blogs that grabbed my attention because that connected me to similar blogs.

5. Tags + Titles

Last but not least (woah, I’ve hit the 5 already, well maybe I could do a part 2) lets zoom into tags & titles tags are very and I repeat very important especially as your blog grows older. Tags are limited and you do not want to use ‘too many’ anyways. Because the point of a tag is to pinpoint and identify. Four to five tags per post are highly recommended and of course, there are wider and often used tags like, beauty, lifestyle etc.

A little trick is to always note what tags are being used most commonly at a given time. The fuss over tags is to again make sure your posts do not get buried in a pile where no one ever see’s it. They help you deliver your content straight to your followers, that brings forth another small tip; go and follow tags that relate to your blog and use those for your posts.

Titles are for the same purpose and click-bait is a controversial topic, I won’t be getting into that but I will tell you that throughout your blog stay honest and keep your reputation in check before putting out anything. “You receive what you give” so be unique, fun, and creative with your them while keeping their purpose, which is to inform your readers what they’re about to read.

There you have it my very first and personal guide to getting you more followers, this is just some advice that’s come solely from my blogging experiences thus far and I hope it makes sense and proves to be of some help. Stay patient as this takes time and nothing beats passion so when ever you create something for your blog do it with love and you’ll never be disappointed.

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Enjoy the rest of your day or night and thank you for stopping by 🙂

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700 Followers : Thank You!

One year blog anniversary, followed by many more wonderful followers, here’s to yet another milestone.

A bigger accomplishment, another step forward, more people, more pressure to perform better, bigger.

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700 may either seem irrelevant to you or seem like a huge jaw-dropping moment it all depends on perspective and position. If you’ve hit the 1000’s mark it’s a smaller number and if you’ve just started to eyeball your follower count it’s pretty big number. Because if I look back at the days I started this then today seems like a dream. And if I carry on with only the present status of my site, I might look at how it’s far from reaching a 1000 still. In the time we live in we tend to flow with the second perspective more often, I’m constantly catching myself yearning for ‘something’ with all passion and then what happens after I’ve obtained that specific ‘something’ it’s completely forgotten and the stress of obtaining that ‘thing’ is greater than it’s rewards. 

In short, let’s always remember to pause every now and then to truly take in and enjoy the outcomes of your efforts and hard work. Sit back and admire 🙂

And with that long paragraph I mean to say thank you while sharing my inner-feelings on coming this far here. 

From anyone who have just joined us at 699 to the ones that have been here since the very first few 10’s and 100’s to all in between;

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT, APPRECIATION, AND LOVE!

YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING AND I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST WITH YOUR GOALS!

MUCH LOVE……THANK YOU & THANK YOU 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

I’M BLOWN-AWAY!!!!

P.S. I’m ready to meet more of you so comment your blog name below and share ‘why’ you started blogging in the first place.

Thank You For Following!

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Sephora Play Unboxing: May

THE RISING STARS! 

Hey loves, May has come to an end and it has been great, however, a PLAY unboxing of May was missing but we have just enough time to get to it before we hit June.

So come with me for a fun unboxing outdoors today, some sunshine, fresh air, and stellar products, might as well grab your favorite drink after all, finals week just ended! 

Ready? Let’s head out … 

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First can I say I’m really feeling this whole bag here) ( in the box is this GRANDE LIPS lip plumper in clear which I misread as Gerard Cosmetics first hehe anyhow, this is a clear gloss that uses a patented hyaluronic acid-infused formula that helps visibly plump lips while also softening them over time. You can wear this alone or under your lip products, recommended twice daily. 

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Second in the box is this highlighter by TRESTIQUE highlight + perfect multipurpose stick in Maldives Luminescent  I did receive this in a ipsy bag as well before but tbh I didn’t really use it and this broke as I was opening it oops. A silky smooth gel highlighter stick that pairs a barely-there, lightweight texture with a champagne pink shimmer. 

Try applying it on bare skin or over a tinted moisturizer for best results. 

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Third in the box we have a SUNDAY RILEY ceramic slip clay cleanser this is a luxurious clay cleanser that uses potent ingredients to minimizes the appearance of pores and brighten for a clear and more balanced skin. sold! I already love this 

For better results let it sit on your face for a minute before washing it off with warm water.

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Forth in my hand is the CHRISTOPHE ROBIN cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt this one is for your hair of course, if you haven’t noticed there was a product from this brand in a previous play box, Sephora seems to really love this one because this one is to cleanse, purify, and rebalance a sensitive or oily scalp omg, did they read my mind? I NEED THIS! It’s a shooting sea salt scrub that will leave hair soft and refreshed

Use it as a daily shampoo or a weekly detox for oily hair and dandruff or even post coloring to soothe itchiness. AMAZING AND THANK YOU! 

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Fifth is this cool lip product from NUDESTIX magnetic matte lip color in Greystone a three-in-one matte lip stain, lip color, and lip liner that’s got a long-wearing, intensely pigmented formula in a bold deep shade. So this is whatever you like it to, lip liner, a little lip stain or full on lip color. 

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Perfume Sample this month’s pick is the MAISON MARGIELA ‘Replica’ Beach Walk transport yourself to a sandy seaside memories with this radiant scent of bergamot, coconut milk, and lemon.

Family :  Fresh 

Top Notes: Bergamot, pink pepper, lemon

Middle Notes: Ylang ylang, coconut milk, heliotrope

Base Notes: Musk, cedar wood, Benzoin 

 That brings this post to a end! Hope you enjoyed it 🙂 

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1’st Blogiversary :)

Hey You Lovely People!

So according to WordPress, I have officially hit a Blog Anniversary… just like that BOOM!

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Let me tell you, it did give me the super high energy coming back to the blog after many days. If you have yet to notice, I have been MIA for a while, which sucks, I feel really behind and underachieved. I may sound ungrateful and whiny but trust me that’s not the issue and the only reason I feel bad is because it’s a big moment for me in my bogging journey as well as the first and though I had planned to make things happen unfortunately didn’t come through. Mainly, because this is pure hobby for me but I want take this moment and as always ‘THANK YOU’ all from the bottom of my heart and sorry for such a boring 1’st Blogiversary and the lack of communication and posts leading up to this big day.

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To think back to last year, this time around I had only signed up for an account with WordPress and here I am today, seems a bit unreal but also a strong reminder that if you get an impulse to do something, just do it. It has been one sweet, fulfilling experience, this blogging community is everything so cheers to everyone!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO XCLUSIVE GLAM

AND                          

A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY LOVELY SUPPORTERS 

 

Birthday Blog

HAPPY FRIDAY x BIRTHDAY!

H-E-L-L-O beautiful souls! Yes, today is the day (Cinco De Mayo) but can you move aside just a little please, cause it’s my B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y today. A special of special days and to you I wanna say you are the most special person you’ll ever meet okay it’s not cheesy it’s the truth so love yourself everyday and a little extra on your B-DAY 🙂 Also, thank you for being with me on this beautiful day, love you all very very much.

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This is a BIRTHDAY BLOG as I am calling it…

Is it planned out in a certain way, probably not, at least not this time 🙂

I just wanted to simply share the day with you and most importantly what I’m doing for myself goals and all You can call this a “What I got for my Birthday/What I plan for the year” if you like.

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Credit: One Amazing Brother

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What I Got For My Birthday (presents)

Now these are not material presents I’m talking of here, although I did get myself a new phone; the s8 🙂

 

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The biggest gift I gave myself this birthday would be the GYM, yes, yes, yes you heard right. I said the G-Y-M but not just get a membership card and call it a day because I got a membership a while back, in the beginning of winter I believe. But during spring break like day one is when I properly began my fitness routine with a promise to not let it slide. In result, these past weeks leading up to May aka also my birthday have been extremely uplifting, energetic, and happy. What more would you ask for, expect for a hot body that comes with these benefits like a cherry on top. 

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Then I finally got accepted into a program at school for which I had waited a long time, not mentioning the bad luck with jobs. This program was sought after so much because of it’s impact on my personal/professional growth. While helping out the community is a great feeling itself and gaining an edge in the work field, I will also be making some cash money again a cherry on top.

Also, I’ll be completing my associates by the end  summer and when I though about it, it made me pretty damn happy.

How can I forget this blog, it came into my life after my last bday but it’s been a beautiful addition.

Lastly, you curious creatures are probably wondering what did my loved ones get me … my family member’s just present me with cash-money so I buy whatever I like 🙂 now you now why there aren’t pretty gift boxes in this post, cause I got those pretty bucks in my wallet 🙂

What’s in store this year (plans)

First and foremost, a serious job hunt, like I ain’t giving up until I land that job whose descriptions speaks to me like yeah, I need to be here. I will go after it without feeling exhausted, put in time and energy it requires.

Secondly, get me a car after I have a job to take care of it

Increase my confidence, reduce the stress that’s been taking over

More photography (maybe start videos as well for the blog)

Keep up with the fitness routine

Live in the moment and be happy

But before all of that ⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒ It’s time to celebrate the day with family, then go celebrate with friends 🙂

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And with that the THE FIRST BIRTHDAY BLOG comes to an end, 23 and still not feeling the whole adult life yet. Though, I’m progressing which is important but I don’t ‘feel’ it in a sense where it’s always hitting me that I’m going far and far into my twenties. I don’t feel old, you shouldn’t either, externally, do take care of yourself or you’ll start to look old even if you aren’t feeling it.

 

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Before I logoff, I would like to wish all the May babies a

‘H-A-P-P-Y  B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y’

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