Dominican Republic Trip: Sisters The Label Photoshoot + Mirina Collections Brand Ambassador

When I reached out to Sisters The Label for help in doing a photo shoot with their Satin Silk Champagne Wrap Two Piece Gown while I was in the Dominican Republic (DR), I was shocked at their eagerness to help me get the gown in time for my trip.  None of this would have been possible without that, and I want to start out this blog with a big THANK YOU to Sisters The Label for making this possible!(Shutouts to Bridgette!) 

My Weight Loss Journey

Before going into the photo shoot and the gown details, I wanted to discuss a bit more about why I did this. My struggle with my weight since January has been that of an uphill battle. I have been trying to lose weight for years and finally decided that I needed to hire a personal trainer. I do not regret it at all! From January to July I went from 150 lbs to 127 lbs. I have never thought such a feat was possible! I wanted to celebrate this moment by doing a photo shoot revealing my hard work.

I will say, I am not fit and lean as I had wanted, but this is absolutely something I am proud of. As someone who was the definition of a muffin top not too long ago, even though I am not complete shaped, I have accomplished getting pretty damn close to my weight in college.

SATIN SILK CHAMPAGNE WRAP TWO PIECE GOWN

My impression of the gown at first was in awe of its quality, feel, and lightness. The fabric is breathable and lays lightly on your body providing full coverage if you decide not to wear anything under.  This particular gown is meant to be worn anywhere and in many different ways. The tops can be wrapped around your neck to create halter or around your chest as a bandeau. I had tried experimenting with other styles, but it proved to be difficult without additional accessories like a brioche, pin, or belt.

The gown is 100% silk and needs to be dry cleaned if it gets dirty. Water does not stain it but any other liquid does indeed stain it. For my height (standing at 5 feet 4 inches) the skirt did drag on the floor, but once I wore 3-inch heels it no longer was an issue. The bottom dress is tied together with a string attached to the top hem of the skirt. This outfit makes for great beach wear addition but as a dress on its own, you will need to modify the bottom with a brioche as the skirt opens to reveal your leg and potentially much more.

I see myself wearing this amazing gown again for a gala, special occasion, or another bean/pool trip as it’s the perfect summer outfit! I do recommend not to wear it if you are drinking alcohol. Anything spilled on it is a hassle to clean up immediately and it will need to be dry clean immediately to prevent permanent staining. Want your own? Go over to their website now!

Mirina Collection Dripping Jewels – Gold or Silver Finish – SALE

Proud to announce I am the new brand ambassador for Mirina Collections! I got the chance to flaunt their Dripping Jewels choker in the Sisters The Label photo shoot. I am so proud to be the first gamer makeup influencer to the ambassador program! The choker itself is GORGEOUS! The attention to detail is phenonemal and the choker itself is lightweight. Most chokers I have worn make me really hot, but MC’s Dripping Jewels choker didn’t give me any problem. I almost forgot it was there!

I am so excited and happy to be able to release this news and showcase the Mirina collections with you all! Get a discount via my ambassador coupon code using “MirinaGirls” or follow my Instagram for exclusive discounts on their products!

 

My Review on the Lancôme VoxBox

I got the chance to receive skincare and makeup complimentary to review . I am super proud and happy to have worked with Lancôme Paris to review the follow items!! I made a little unboxing video if you guys missed it… Feel free to ask me questions about my experience if you are considering getting them!

  • Lancôme Visionnaire Crescendo™ Progressive Night Peel
  • Lancôme Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick
  • Lancôme BIENFAIT UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen

Lancôme Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick

I have to say the product design for this matte lipstick is quite impressive. To get this lip color you use a small applicator that resembles a triangular paint brush and shake it to coat it with this liquid that appears RED at first but comes PINK when oxidized. It also can be BUILD-ABLE which means as you apply layers, you can get a new phase of pink color. The more you put, the more vibrant it gets. The less you put the more it looks like a gloss.

Highly recommend.

Lancôme BIENFAIT UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen

BIENFAIT is a great under makeup lotion with sunscreen. I prefer to purchase sunscreen that doesn’t smell like sunscreen, so having  this have a faint fragrance was very nice! When applied, it does have a powdery finish. I didn’t think sunscreen could be powdery! It makes a good base to apply makeup on.

Lancôme Visionnaire Crescendo™ Progressive Night Peel

I have some wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin around my checks and neck thanks to my age. I never thought I could avoid having to deal with it. I love makeup but sometime I want to go natural without people asking me if I’m tired.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I tried phase 1 for 14 days (granted I forgot some nights, but never more than 1 night.) Regardless, i did see visible difference in my skin tone and wrinkles. This didn’t help my dark circles but it did reduce dark spots on my face. I also recommend not putting this under your eyes. It does sting and that area is super sensitive for this kind of product.

Want this lipstick? Click the image to be directed to it’s Sephora product page!

After Thoughts

Our of all the products, I do LOVE the Matte Shaker the most! I will probably get more colors in these. Also, I would like to know you have tried the peel what were your results? Let me know below!

Periscope LiveStream Using April Ipsy Glambag and Lancome Official Matte Shaker!

I did a Periscope with my April Ipsy glambag new Elizabeth Mott highlightand Lancome Paris Matte Shaker in Pink Power! Watch the vod by clicking below!

Current Beauty/Makeup Addictions

Its hard to find the right product for skin as dry as mine. All the coconut in the world can’t save it. Which means moisture needs to be in my makeup. Scratch that, it must. So far these products have done wonder to my skin and people think I’m not wearing makeup. (LOL) if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see these products. Follow on Snapchat to see how they look!

Amore Pacific

Amore Pacific Intense Vitalizing Eye Essence

With a name like Amore, you know you’ll fall in love. This stick is life. I use it twice a day and have a hereditary condition for dark circles. This baby makes them light and depuffs all my stress. I take my time in circles under the eye; about 3 minutes under each. The more the better though! I also use other creams to help lift and return collagen to the skin. You can get Amore Pacific Intense Vitalizing Eye Essence at Sephora.

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Chanel Rouge CoCo 444

Sometimes I don’t want to go matte. So I go Chanel Rouge CoCo 444. Not only is 4 my favorite Number, but now my favorite lipstick. I can never go back to any other. With eucalyptus as a main ingredient, my lips feel moist and soft when applied. Sometimes ill just dab a bit on my lips in the am when their dry. It comes in so many colors, that it can cause a slight addiction. Guilty! I got mine at Saks Fifth Ave!

Ole

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

In addition to Amore, I also use Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster to really get collagen back into my skin. As we age, we loose collagen and it never comes back. As women, it is wise to take steps to bring back collagen to maintain moisture in our skins and keep the blood flowing. It has Vitamin C inside to help brighten the skin. It can sting, so it’s wise to use it sparingly compered to Amore Pacific eye essence. Use about twice a week.

Smile

SMILE

Lip masks are a must have if you use lipstick often. Keeping them hydrated with certain lip balms are not the way to go because there is a chemical in most lip balms that make it dry. So the best remedy for super dry lips are masks and my favorite is SMILE’s lip mask in a variety of styles. Depending on what you want your lips to look like, you can use the mask to get. My go to is the White Pearl mask to give the lips a pearly shimmer that looks lush with just a bit of lip gloss. Stay hydrated!

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Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick & Lip Liner

Now I know what I was doing wrong this whole time with my matte lipstick. I needed a liner, but not just any one that matched perfectly with my matte lipstick. Normally I don’t go wild for the current dab fab, but I knew something was up when Kylie’s cosmetics sold out of their lipstick in barely a couple week. Trying it out, I realized four things:

  1. It doesn’t cake on your lips like Tarte’s Tarteist matte lipstick.
  2. I don’t need to reapply often even after drinking or eating.
  3. It doesn’t come off easily especially when I smooch. ❤
  4. My lips don’t feel like the desert. Dry and in need of help.

Of course, there might be a matte lipstick out there better than Kylie’s, but after trying Tarte, Kat Von D, MAC, and Sephora’s line I was sold on Kylie’s. (Still haven’t grabbed a NYX or LOC, so this might change! Tehe)

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