Happy July: Giveaways & Events

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Happy July, loves.

I am a little delayed but HAPPY JULY! I wanted to update you guys on a few things going on in July.

Guess what July is? MY 30TH BIRTHDAY MONTH! AAYYYYYEEEEE. So to celebrate I am kicking it off with a giveaway. I am giving away this Vamp Lip Set from The Lip Bar. 

The set includes: 1 Prima Donna Matte Liquid Lipstick, 1 Rebel Matte Liquid Lipstick, 1 Drama Queen Matte Liquid Lipstick and a Brown Lipliner in a cute clear Lip Bar makeup bag. Want to win? It’s simple. 

  • You MUST be subscribed to the blog, follow us on IG and like our Facebook page.
  • You MUST like and tag a friend to the original IG post. 
  • Comment “DONE” in the comment section of the blog.

DASSIT! Winner will be announced on 07.11.17! 

What’s popping in July, you ask? Where can you catch me? 

  • July 8th 1pm-5pm The Lip Bar Month Long Pop Up Shop Grand Opening. Location: 8019 Agnes Street, Detroit, MI. Come celebrate the One Month Pop Up Shop and purchase some goodies.
  • July 9th 4p-6p Designer Hack: Beaded Statement Earrings by Trice Clark Location: Bamboo Detroit. Register HERE. Come and learn how to make your own Tory Burch inspired earrings with designer Trice Clark.




Sale Spotted: Shea Moisture At Ulta.

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You ever find yourself in a store you shouldn’t be in because … budget restrictions? So I somehow ended up in Ulta on Sunday. I went in to look at DevaCurl products to figure out how to perfect a wash and go. I grabbed a bottle of gel and was leaving but I saw SALE signs in the Shea Moisture isle so I walked on over and BOOM. I noticed that there were about 10 items on sale for UNDER $3. A few of them were curl gels SO BUH BYE, DevaCurl and HEEYYYY Shea Moisture. Obviously, I put that $22 bottle back and grabbed a few all of the items I wanted to try and/used before and liked. 

I think that Ulta is just clearing out for another collection but that still works in my benefit. I grabbed the African Black Soap shampoo, conditioner and masque, High porosity moisture control gel and finishing elixir, the Nourish & Silkening Style gel-cream and the Detox and Fresh Leave-In Detangler. Guess how much I spent? $15.65 with tax! WINNING! I have used the African Black Soap line but the others will be trial and error. I may hit another Ulta to see what they have on sale sometime this week.

Found any good deals lately? Used any of these products? Let me know in the comments.

Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.          –Luke 12:32

Influenster- Breezy VoxBox

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Happy Friday, loves. Last week I was little deep and heavy so let’s have some fun! I am signed up with this cool product review site named, Influenster, where I get FREE products to review. Typically I get some pretty cool full sized items that are usually beauty products. Y’all know I love my makeup goodies! This time the theme was summer time essentials. I received Sour Punch candy, Head & Shoulders shampoo and conditioner, Nair Wax strips, Origins moisturizer and cleanser and Profoot Foot Cream. Random, right? Roll with it, though. I have only had a chance to try a few of the products due to trying other items. I have TONS of reviews in progress! YAY!

ProFoot Heel Rescue Foot Moisturizer Cream

I love a good mani/pedi. It’s part of my self care routine. I was due for a pedi around when I got this ProHeel cream. After my pedi I began using the product on my feet and heals. My feet are SO SOFT and not greasy. I never really had an issue with cracked heels or dryness and I doubt I will with using this product. I have also used it as a lotion so on my arms and legs LOL. I highly recommend this product and it’s not super expensive.

Head & Shoulders Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner

I am a natural curly girl so I was a little eeehhhh about this product line. I never really used this product line before but…free… why not? I used the shampoo and conditioner one morning and I was pleasantly surprised! My scalp felt clean and not stripped for once. I only use shampoo about once a month and typically co-wash only. Shampoo can be drying and I usually have to over condition to make up for it. This got the job done and the conditioner was also pretty moisturizing. I used just the two products once together and my hair was pretty popping! I was in a rush that day running late for work and didn’t use any gel to get the curls poppin and I don’t think it mattered. It’s supposed to also help aid with color damage and I have blonde-ish brown highlights and they glistened! I will likely purchase these with my own money; I was THAT impressed. 

I will keep ya posted as I try more of the box! Want a VoxBox? It’s pretty simple and easy to sign-up for. There is really no trick for it. I just signed up HERE. I do reviews on products, ask questions and answer them. I also linked my social media accounts to boost my numbers so I can get better products. I have gotten products from ELF, Covergirl, Maybelline and oddly, cat food LOL FOR 5IVE! I think it’s worth the sign up!

Disclaimer: “I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”


Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.                                –Deuteronomy 31:6

Exiting My 20’s

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Artwork in this post is by Brittney Tinsley. You can find more of her work here.

I am turning 30  exiting my 20’s on July 17th. Scary, right? One of my friends, Markie, came up with a 30 for 30 idea to complete 30 things before turning 31. I loved the idea so much I decided to do my own. Here is what I came up with…

  1. Visit a foreign country
  2. Jump off a cliff/building
  3. Visit Las Vegas
  4. Ride a roller coaster
  5. Run a 10K
  6. Read 31 books
  7. Scuba dive
  8. Cut off my hair into a pixie cut
  9. Ride a zipline
  10. Go heat free (hair) for 45 days
  11. Create my own stationary
  12. Attend a black tie event
  13. Live on a $20 a week budget (besides bills) for 3 weeks
  14. Host a tea party
  15. Build a sand castle
  16. Surprise my parents
  17. Complete my masters
  18. Send a care package to a soldier
  19. Visit New Orleans
  20. Learn to knit
  21. Pass out supply kits to the homeless
  22. Visit a castle
  23. Get a FINAL tattoo
  24. Learn to swim
  25. Go Zorbing
  26. Attend a Jeezy concert
  27. Go to Disney
  28. Go to a final four game
  29. Finish a game of monopoly
  30. Write a letter to my future self

I have until July 17, 2018 to complete these 30 tasks. Think I can do it? I will keep you guys posted as I complete items on this list. What’s on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments.

I can do all things through him who strengthens me- Philippians 4:13

And The Winner Is…

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The winner of our first giveaway of all this makeup is… 

@ItsMe_ReRe on IG/ @Seoulmeetssoul on Twitter, Serena King!!

Congrats, Serena! You will receive: 

  • A journal
  • Cosmetic Bag with:
    • L’Oreal Voluminous Oirginal Mascara
    • Maybelline the Colossal Big Shot Mascara
    • Shea Moisture Youth-Infusion Mud Mask
    • ELF Blotting Sheets
    • NYX Glam Lux Eyeliner
    • NYX Blush in “Pinched”
    • OPI Nail Polish in “Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs
    • ESSIE Nail Polish in “Cascade Cool”
    • NYX Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait
    • Peter Thomas Roth “Blue Marine Algae
    • NYX Soft Matte in “Copenhagen”
    • NYX High Voltage Lipstick in “French Kiss”
    • NYX Chromatic Illuminating Powder in “Synthetica”

This is NOT the last giveaway! We will be hosting many more in the future. Stay Tuned.

Glitter & Growth is taking a brief break to head to Washington, D.C. for Howard University’s graduation. See you next week with all new Glitter and some more surprises in store.