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Romwe Haul (Video)

Hello everyone,

Spring is here and we’re almost into summer! I wanted some new clothes for the season, while also not spending too much. That’s why I decided to check out Romwe. Romwe is one of those sites you see advertised all the time on Facebook and Instagram. I figured I’d check it out because they usually have a picture of something really cute, with $11 next to it.

So, I ended up purchasing some items for the website. I bought mostly clothes, which I do try on in the video, and some random accessories as well.

Check out my video below and let me know what you think!

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Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation Review (Video)

Hello everyone!

Today, I wanted to share my video on the Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation. If you like matte foundations or have oily skin, I think this may be for you! Let me know if you’ve tried this foundation before!

Thanks for watching!

THE BIG CHOP!

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Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I just wanted to share an update about myself that I’m excited about. I did the big chop, chopping off 10 inches of hair. I know it may not seem like such a big deal, but I’ve had really long hair ever since I was young. One day I just felt spontaneous and took my butt to Great Clips and asked her to chop it off.

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It’s a new and fun change, and just reminded me that we worry about the smallest things. I’m not sure why I was so nervous, maybe because I cared about what people thought, but that’s totally out the window.

I just wanted to share this update with you guys, just in case someone needed a little push to do something they’ve been itching to do!

Hope you guys enjoyed!

Fun Purple Night Out Look

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I have a fun glittery and purple look for you guys today! I felt a little burned out from work yesterday, and then I looked at my makeup and felt really creative. Creating new looks really helps lessen my stress and I love doing it!

So without further ado, here’s the look. It’s pretty simple actually. I used three different shades of purple eyeshadows, a gold liner, and a white pencil liner.

I used two palette’s, the Makeup Revolution palette and the Sweet Peach palette from Too-Face.

First, from the Makeup Revolution palette, I used the lightest shade of purple on my inner corners. Then, I took the purple shade next to it and swept it across the rest of my lids.

 

For the outer corners, I took a little of the dark purple from the Sweet Peach palette, and carefully blended that out.


I created a simple wing with my gold glitter eyeliner for NYX. Then, I finished the look off with lining my water liner with white pencil liner from NYX.


I hope you guys enjoyed this look! Thanks for reading!

Labor Day OOTD

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I hope you’re all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend! I’ve been going to different parks and walking a variety of trails…in white pants…

I wanted to share my Labor Day outfit with you guys! I purchased the top and bottom from my local Versona, for less than $26! They were both in the sale section! I love finding inexpensive, cute pieces.

I purchased white stretchy pants and a navy tank. I paired the outfit with two different shoes, heels and flats! I hope you guys enjoy!

Black Opal Stick Foundation VIDEO Review

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I recently did a post on the Black Opal True Color Foundation Stick, and thought that a video would help show you guys my experience. If you would prefer to read about it, click here. Thanks for checking it out!

 

Black Opal: True Color Stick Foundation SPF 15 Review

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Today I wanted to share my review on the Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation with SPF 15. I was really excited to try my first Black Opal product. I really want to start giving money to cosmetic companies who really push diversity, and I thought Black Opal was the perfect place to start. They have the perfect shades for women and men of color. I’m Indian, with a medium-olive complexion and I was able to find my perfect shade, which is Cashew.

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First of all, the packaging of the product is the most convenient packaging I’ve ever witnessed. FYI, this is my first stick foundation ever, so I didn’t realize how nice and easy it was. It’s basically a small cylinder, all black, with the company and foundation information on it. It has a cap that’s clear at the top, and you just have to turn the cylinder to get the product to come up. It’s so easy, hygienic, and not messy at all.

To apply this product to my face, I basically drew lines all over my face with it, since the product is in a nice compact case. It’s a cream type of product, and the description states it gives you a velvety-matte finish.

I applied this product two different ways: one half of my face I did it with a brush, the other half I used a beauty sponge from Real Techniques. I don’t recommend a beauty sponge because for me, it didn’t blend very well at all. I liked how it blended out with a regular face brush, but I did spray my brush with the Mario Badescu rose water and aloe spray.

The coverage is medium to full. I have quite a few dark spots from acne, and I did about two layers and they were all covered up. Also, my redness was perfectly covered as well.

Unfortunately, this product did not work for me. In the pictures below, you can see that it left my skin looking streaky, dry, and very bad overall. Before applying the foundation, I moisturized, applied primer, and I have oily skin, so it doesn’t make any sense as to why my skin looked like that. I’m not sure if it’s because I have textured skin and large pores.

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Black Opal Dry on Cheek/Jaw Area

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Black Opal Dry on Cheek/Jaw Area

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Black Opal Dry on Temple Area

I really wanted this foundation to work out, so I waited a couple days and tried it again, thinking maybe it was something I did wrong, but I still received the same result.

I found the Black Opal brand in a Walmart near me, but this is the only Walmart around me that it’s in. From what I understand, it just varies by area, and it could be found in Walgreens, RiteAid, etc, depending on where you are. You can also check out their website by clicking here. I paid about $10 for it, which I think is good for the amount of product you get and how creamy it is. If it had worked for me, it would be even better.

Just because this product didn’t work out for me, doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. The reason I purchased this one specifically is because of all the great reviews, but because of my bad luck, it didn’t work for me. If I looked at myself from a couple feet away, the foundation looked really good. Like a better version of my skin, but up close, it was obviously streaky and dry looking.

I will definitely continue trying more Black Opal products, because just because one product didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean the others won’t. If you guys have any recommendations for Black Opal or from any cosmetic company similar to them, I would love to hear it.

Thank you for reading!

July 4th OOTD

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I hope you guys are having a great 4th! I wanted to share what I wore. Also, I love seeing everyone wearing basically the same colors, it’s like we’re all in “uniform”.


I’m wearing a red tank top and dark denim vest from Forever 21. I decided to wear black leggings because it was going to rain, and some navy vans. I went with pearls for my white.

That’s about it! Hope you guys enjoyed and had a great 4th of July!

Video Review: Trader Joe’s Enrich Facial Moisturizer 

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Hope you’re all having a wonderful Friday! Below is my video about my experience with the Trader Joe’s Enrich Facial Moisturizer, where I actually show the breakouts it caused. If you’d rather read about it, click here. 

Hope you guys find the video informative and feel free to leave any comments down below! 

Fun and Summery OOTD

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I’ve been posting a lot of ootd’s, but I love doing them! Today’s look is a fun and summery look. Follow me on instagram @amandasushma to see more looks!

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I wore a white dress with black stripes that was from the brand Mudd, which I purchased in the clearance section of Kohl’s for about $7. Yes, your heard that correctly. Check your clearance section people!

I paired it with an olive button-up from American Eagle. I like tying it up to add a little something to the outfit. I also like wearing it open sometimes, for a more casual look. I finished the look off with American Eagle (not the clothing store) shoes from Payless.

Hope you guys liked it!