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.

 

 

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My House Of Flowers Mini Review

empowerment, Gabrielle High, Glitter & Growth, Life, skin care

Hello, loves. I was sent a very generous package from My House Of Flowers with some BOMB products to try out.

Background on this amazing family ran company:

Mrs. Glass is a mother of two, who has worked in the floral and gardening business for over 20+ years. With the help of her daughters , husband and extensive  knowledge of plants  she created, My House Of Flowers. My House Of Flowers started out as  a casual floral business  for weddings  and special  occasions. With the use of her family built greenhouse,  she was able to successfully harbor all the products required to run a business by herself alone. Years later Mrs. Glass began to experiment  with other plant based creations. What started out as weekly experimental creations blossomed into pounds of tested products. For two years with  no intention of commission, every batch was made , tested and given away as gifts. With the confidence  of her well tested family and extended support system,  Mrs. Glass has finally  decided to extend her garden and business of love to the world  of profit and gains.


First Up…

Paradise Face Mask

As I stated a month or so back my goal was to get my skin together because while makeup is fun in the summer time it gets HOT and I don’t like to melt. The paradise mask is a mix of Moroccan clay, Bentonite clay, charcoal, Tumeric, Brazilian Green Tea and Silicia. This mask is pretty cute because it comes dry and you mix it up. They send you a mixing jar, an application spoon and directions. I mixed mine with a dash of organic apple cider vinegar to maximize the results. Everything is better with ACV! 


I LOVE THIS MASK! I have been using it for over a month now and it’s by far my favorite mask. I used to use Amazon Healing Clay and ACV but it’s drying and as it drys you cannot move your face which is rather annoying. This mask drys but doesn’t super dry. I leave it on for about ten minutes and wash it off with water. Also with clay masks they are a pain to clean up after because they turn into clay so it takes time end energy to get it all off. Again, not an issue here with this masks. Simply rinse off with water and the clean up is just using a paper towel to clean the sink. I have definitely seen a difference in my skin with dark marks and acne. I don’t have a lot of issues with acne but once a month but even those pimples are staying away. It is also a detox mask that will bring out the dirt and oil in your skin to help detox. I will be ordering this mask as soon as my samples are out.


Tumeric Face Soap


My goal is to get this skin glowing without highlighter and this face soap is doing its part! The soap is made with tumeric, goats milk, organic honey, rose hip seed and orange bitter oil. Basically, a bunch of good stuff. I have been using this face cleanser twice a day for the past month and have noticed a difference in combination with the mask. It’s super moisturizing and gets off makeup as well. I typically have to double cleanse on days where I put on a full face. NOPE! Just lather the bar up and rub it in and gets all the makeup and dirt off. I do let it set on my face for about 30 seconds and then I use my Olay ProX Advanced Cleansing Brush to help exfoliate. Added Bonus: I have been using this bar for a month and it’s still A LOT left. I would suggest their soap lather bag for safe keeping when your not using it. Soaps can dry or run out quickly if you don’t properly store them.

Shea Butter, Oatmeal, Milk & Honey w/Luffa Scrub

I am all for exfoliating my skin. It helps with keeping your skin soft by removing the dead skin and smoothing you out. This little gem is a soap with shea butter, oatmeal and milk with honey bar with a luffa in the middle. GENIUS IDEA. I use it in the bath to scrub/cleanse my skin and my feet. I refuse to be that girl with the fresh pedicure and dry skin on her feet. YUCK! This product gets the job done and helps keep you smooth and fresh. The luffa is an added bonus because it helps buff out the rough skin and with the shea butter soap it gives it the moisturizing pieces it needs- it’s all about balance. Again, I would recommend the soap lather bag for storage so it doesn’t run out quickly and not dry up on you. I have had this for a month and again, it hasn’t ran out! I don’t have a picture of it fresh out the box because I got too excited and used it. Don’t judge me, I love a good skin care product. Lemme alone, folks. 

Overall, these are BOMB products that I will gladly give 5 Sprinkles Of Glitter (5/5). Guess what? They have a special discount code for y’all! Use code: Glitter&Growth for 10% off. I have a few more of their products I am trying out still so keep your eyes open for those! You can go visit them HEREI also sprinkled Links through out the posts. Have you tried any all natural products that worked out great for you? 

Disclosure: Products were sent to Glitter & Growth for review at no cost to us for promotional purposes. 

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  –Isaiah 40:31

 

 

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

The Bomb Life: My Brand. My Terms.

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Happy Sunday, Loves. I posted a few weeks back that I picked up “The Bomb Life: My Brand. My Terms.” by Claire Sulmers, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of FashionBombDaily.com. I grabbed this book on Amazon.com for $17 after seeing it on her IG page.

THOUGHTS?

I would say this book is half biography, half advice with tips/insights. It is only about 200 pages so it’s definitely a quick but good read. I read it once and came back to highlight/sticky note it for the gems and tricks. She talks about the start of her writing career at Harvard (YES! She went to Harvard, yall!) and how it transformed into Fashion Bomb Daily to sneaking into Fashion Week shows. You gotta do what you gotta do!

She breaks down the art of blogging from content creation to learning how to monetize and even suggests working for free for exposure. Marketing is cool but if you don’t have the content to hold your viewers you won’t win. Focus on content and show your brand can hold the audience. We all want to make money too quickly. Hone in on and groom your content first.

One of my favorite chapters is 7: Looking The Part. She goes into her own evolution and digs into grooming yourself, working with smaller designers and how to shop. Our looks can definitely hold us back! It is also important that not everybody wants to see you win. Not everybody will support you, either. Focus on who does and not who doesn’t. Hey, sometimes your friends just want to be your friends; can’t blame them for that. The key is never be an asshole about it.

Another favorite chapter, 10: The New Frontier, has a lot of gems. This chapter she speaks about growth and not being scared. Know when it’s time to GO! Don’t be scared to network, send that e-mail to your favorites and GET IT! Learn to build your team with the right people; not every photographer or graphic designer is best for YOU. She also shines light on fine-tuning social media. At the end she has a section where she writes letters to her younger self.


Overall, I would recommend this book for anybody trying to build a brand. I didn’t reveal the whole book because I do want you to pick it up. This book is right up there with my Kimora Lee Simmons “Fabulosity: What It Is & How To Get It”.

What are you reading these days? I am always down for awesome selections. Maybe we should start a book club? I’m down if you are! Let me know, loves! Also, you may notice that I am changing up when I post. Don’t expect Friday’s or just Friday’s anymore. I gotta keep you on your toes. 

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