Wrinkle Wiz Review

My mother loves ironing clothes but unfortunately, I hate it. To avoid this I just often get clothes that don’t need ironing. But you can’t avoid this “adulting” task forever. So from time to time I do have to iron. Then my mother gave this this product called wrinkle wiz because she knows my hate of ironing and I was more than happy to try this out.

Description of wrinkle wiz

According to their website, Wrinkle wiz “was specially made by fabric engineers and chemist for the sole purpose of eliminating garment wrinkles and making wrinkled clothes wearable.” To use it you place your garment on a hanger or flat surface, spray, stretch or smooth out the wrinkles, and then let it dry. It comes in a 2 oz travel size and a 16 oz size for at home. I searched where it can be purchased in store and only saw Bed, Bath, and Beyond and The Container Store. I’m sure it’s available at other stores as well. You can also purchase it on their website or places like Amazon.

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My thoughts

I was very skeptic to be honest. It seemed to good to be true. So I picked a REALLY wrinkled shirt to test this spray out. I followed the directions and it kind of worked but there were definitely still wrinkles. I was discouraged. But then I decided to spray more and directly in smaller areas, not just the whole shirt. And I followed with smoothing out the wrinkles again. It worked wonders! I couldn’t believe that ALL the wrinkles left. This spray is a miracle worker and I’m so glad to have been given it by my mom. It also smells amazing so it gives your clothes a fresh scent. I couldn’t recommend this product anymore than I am.

Your thoughts

Have any of you ever tried this product before? I had never heard of it so I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts. What other ways do you use this product? Do you use anything similar to this?

Hair Paint Wax Review

Disclaimer before the post:

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post. And I could say it’s because I had no topics to speak on or life got busy, but I’d be lying. I had become addicted to the likes and comments and when they slowed down, I became discouraged. I felt as if my work didn’t matter because all that mattered now was the recognition. I had forgotten the reason I had even started this blog, to have a creative outlet. So I want to encourage anyone who may feel down because your numbers are low (not just blog numbers but any project), remember why you started your work and push through!

My journey through hair color

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In general I have always loved color. Whether it be a coloring book, the sample wall of paint colors at Home Depot, or even a clothing store with colorful clothes. Color makes me happy. So of course they went into my hair as well. I used to dye my hair all the time because having my hair black felt boring to me. I wanted my hair to stand out. But over time it started to take a toll on my hair. My hair became very dry and brittle because of all the bleach and hair dye. So I stopped dyeing my hair. I still wanted to express myself though color though, so I started searching for alternative solutions. That’s when I ran across hair paint wax through an Instagram ad. I was happy to find an alternative and I’d love to share my results with you.

What is hair paint wax?

According to the website they’d describe it as, “A temporary water based hair coloring solution for those who want to try a new color every day of the week.” It’s basically a colored wax that you can put in your hair to change the color. To apply the hair paint wax you wet your hair, then you take a small amount, apply it where you’d like the color to be, and receive an instant hair color change. It’s made with carnauba wax, beeswax, and castor oil. It doesn’t feel as hard as I thought it would though. It’s very creamy and soft. It almost melts in your hand. And you have to let your hair dry before styling it. You definitely do automatically see a hair change in hair color, but it might change a bit once it’s dry. So be aware of that. Also as it’s pointed out in the website, this is best for, “curly, kinky, coily and loc’d texture hair.” The prices range from $7 to $10 and it’s 120 grams in the container.

Gold hair paint wax review

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This was the first color I chose because I thought it would be a good natural everyday hair color change. The only thing I didn’t consider was my natural hair color would affect the way the hair paint wax looked. My hair is a soft black right now. So when I put the color in I was surprised to see that it came out kind of ashy looking. It almost made me look as if I hadn’t washed my hair in a very long time and just kept applying cream products everyday. I was disappointed. But then I let my mother have the gold hair paint wax. Her hair is brown. It looks AMAZING in her hair. You can see the shine from the speckles of gold. So I would recommend the gold one for brown or lighter hair, not black.

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Aquamarine hair paint wax review

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I wanted to get a second color which would be more daring for me so I chose aquamarine because turquoise is my favorite color. Again, because my hair is black the color came out different. Instead of being aquamarine it came out green. But I didn’t mind that because it’s still cute. Now the issue that I had with this one was how the color got EVERYWHERE. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s bright or I put too much or what but even if I just scratched my head green would be all over the place. Despite that I still love the color though, so next time I will apply a little less and only on top, not down to the scalp. I also think maybe applying hair spray or something might make the color stay better so I’m going to try that next time as well. I would still recommend this color to people.

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Feedback

Have you guys ever tried hair paint wax? Or another similar brand? What do use to temporarily color your hair? Please comment below and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.

Testing New TimeWise 3D Foundation

As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, foundation is the final step to any good skin care routine. After washing and moisturizing your skin you have to protect it from all of the dirt, dust, pollen, etc that the world brings to us at the moment we stepped out of the door. It’s also important that we are wearing the right type of foundation for our skin whether it be the type (liquid, powder, creme, etc), the formula (for oily or dry skin), or the undertone (warm, cool, or neutral). And it is said that about 95% of women aren’t wearing the right shade. If all these factors are correct then your skin should look smooth, flawless, and healthy. Mary Kay just came out with a new foundation line which fits all of these categories so I’m excited to share it with the world!

The Mary Kay Timewise 3D Foundation:

1. Provides 12 hours of coverage

2. Has IntelliMatch technology to properly match your shade

3. Includes the Age Minimize 3D complex to help with youthful looking skin

These three facts mean so much to me as it pertains to this foundation. We all have busy lives and to know that my makeup will stay on my face for 12 hours without having to constantly touch it up. That’s one less thing to have to worry about! And the IntelliMatch technology is cool because it “captured the authentic, true skin tones of thousands of women from around the world. Three areas were scanned (forehead, cheek and décolleté) to capture over 3,000 variations of tone for more accurate data.” Through all this research the foundation shades now match more perfectly. And I love when I product is doing more than one thing at a time so I’m glad it also had the Age Minimize 3D complex as well. This is the same formula they have in the skin care so it’s also providing help with keeping or getting younger looking skin.

Before foundation
Foundation only
Full makeup

Here are some other facts:

Comes in matte formula for oily skin and luminous formula for dry skin

Dermatologist-tested

Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy

Non-comedogenic

Suitable for sensitive skin

Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers

Fragrance-free and oil-free

Blending brush: $16

What I love about it

This product is very rich and pigmented so you don’t need a lot to get full coverage. Plus we have a new blending brush which helps with the full coverage look. It also goes on so creamy and leaves my skin looking smooth. Also, I used to have a lot of issues with having to touch up my makeup throughout the day because my face was so oily but this formula keeps the matte look going all day! I would recommend everyone give this a try and right now Mary Kay has a contest going where you can win a trip for two to California!

This contest is only for US citizens. If you have a Mary Kay Consulant, please contact them to enter. If you do not, you can contact me and I can either send a sample of if you live in the DC, MD, VA area I could meet up with you to try it on.

This foundation cost $25 and has an average use-up rate of 1.1 months. To order this foundation, click here.

Testing Nexxus Between Washes Revived Curl Creme Spray

I am always signing up to receive something free. And this post is about one of those products. A while ago I signed up to potentially receive a hair product from Nexxus and it just came in. They ended up sending me the Nexxus between washes revived curl creme spray. This spray is supposed to be used in between hair washings when you want to keep your hair curly and nourished. It’s made for people with curly hair. I tried it out this past week and I would like to share the results with you.

Positives

I am a hair product freak so I was very excited to try this new product out. I’m always looking for new ways to keep my twist outs looking fresh and lasting longer! (Twist out: when you twist your hair, let it dry, and then take the twist apart) The first thing I noticed when I sprayed the spray is how wonderful it smelled. It has a very fresh smell to it which is always appealing when it’s a scent that will linger throughout the day. The second thing I noticed is that my hair felt super soft and moisturized all day. When you have natural hair it’s so important to keep your hair moisturized because it looses its moisture so easily. So that was another plus for me. This spray is called a creme spray and I noticed it seemed a little thicker than most sprays so I think that’s why it was so moisturizing.

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Negatives

The third thing that I noticed was that it didn’t seem to curl my hair that much. I sprayed this in my hair a day or so after my twist out hoping it would keep the curls going but that was not the case. It made my hair more fluffy than curly. My hair was bigger and more moisturized but the curls weren’t as defined as they were before. This was something that I feared would happen because although on the bottle it says it’s made for curly hair I had doubts on whether it was for black curly hair. There is a difference between different types of curly hair and I’m not sure this spray was most fitting for me as far as keeping my hair curly.

A couple of days later (ignore my crooked broke glasses 😂😂😂)

Overall

I love getting products this way because it forces me to try products I wouldn’t normally buy. And now I can add a new hair product to my roster. Although it not help with the curls as much it did help keep my hair smelling good and moisturized. So I think I would purchase this. It cost about $12 at stores like target are Walmart. And if you click here you can see all the information about it from the Nexxus website.

Have you guys every tried this product? What did you think? What is your favorite curl refreshing spray if you have curly hair? Comment below and don’t forget to follow my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.

Make a business out of what you love

About a month ago I was scrolling through my Instagram page and saw a post about asking for women to speak live from their instagram. So I sent in my information and was chosen!

I had never done anything like this so I have to admit I was nervous. Then I got the email saying I would be speaking for 30 minutes. That seemed like a long time. But I pushed my way through and did the live. Here are the highlights. I hope you enjoy and learn something from it!

Do you have any tips on how to start a business? Or do you have any questions or comments on the video above? Make sure to comment. And also make sure to follow my blog my pressing the button at the bottom of the page!

And for more information on Business and Brunch, click here

Hooked Look Makeup Class with Juliana Mayfield

This past weekend I was honored to attend a makeup class taught by international makeup artist Juliana Mayfield. She has been in this business for over 10 years, has applied makeup to many stars, and is a pro at teaching makeup techniques as well! The class I was in is a Hooked Look class dedicated strictly to Mary Kay consultants and she only used our products. It was so informative! We had over three hours of intensive training. And we got to try out the techniques we learned while she went around the room making sure we got it right. I wanted to share a couple of tips I was taught.

Warm, Cool, Neutral?

A fun tip I learned is how to tell if your skin is warm, cool, or neutral. Knowing this information comes in handy because you then can best know which colors look best on you for fashion and makeup. You flip your wrist over and look at the big vein that goes down the middle. If the vein looks blue, you have a cool tone. If your vein is green, you have a warm tone. If it’s neither or in between, you have a neutral tone.

Where to cut eye lashes

If you buy some eye lashes and they’re too long because you have a smaller eye, cut the lashes from the inside. Lashes usually clad with some type of design and those are on the outside of the lash. If you cut it from the outside, you loose the design.

Although this particular class was just for Mary Kay consultants, she also teaches other classes as well. And can be hired to do makeup as well. I recommend checking out her videos on social media!

Click here to get to her Facebook page. All of her other sites are listed in there as well.

Here is a list of all the products I used on my face. If you’d like to purchase any of these and you don’t have a Mary Kay consultant, click here.

  • Foundation primer
  • Under eye corrector
  • Endless Performance Creme to Powder Foundation – Bronze 3
  • Perfecting concealer – Light bronze (highlight)
  • TimeWise luminous-wear foundation – Bronze 8 (contour)
  • Makeup finishing spray
  • Translucent powder
  • Mineral powder foundation – Bronze 4
  • Chromafusion contour – Cocoa
  • Illuminating drops
  • Chromafusion highlighter – Honey Glow
  • Precision brow liner – Dark brunette
  • Volumizing brow tint – Dark brunette
  • Cream eye color – Violet storm
  • Chromafusion eye shadow – Frozen iris
  • Chromafusion eye shadow – Merlot
  • Chromafusion eye shadow – Hazelnut
  • Chromafusion eye shadow – Candlelight
  • Chromafusion blush – wineberry
  • Lip liner – berry
  • Lip tint – canyon coral
  • Matte lipstick – Midnight red
  • Nourishine lip gloss – Pink Luster
  • Liquid eyeliner pen – MK black
  • Lash intensity mascara
  • (Fake lashes as well)

Have you ever attended a professional makeup class? What fun tips did you learn? Please comment below and share! Also, don’t forget to follow my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.

Raising Self Confidence

This past weekend I was in Hampton, VA for my Mary Kay Career Conference. I had an awesome time and , as usual, I had an epiphany about some things. It is also good to have some self reflection and process emotions. I learned about myself and I wanted to share that with you all. I hope you learn some things about yourself as well.

At the luncheon I earned

As I’ve mentioned time and time again on my blog, I have been in this business since the age of 18. Starting off still in high school meant starting off learning about this business as I was still learning about myself. So then in 2013 I had reached one of the highest levels in my business, Sales Director. This is the top 1% of the company. But after a year I had to step down from that position and my confidence was rocked. It felt like failure and i was super hard on myself. It took me a while to even want to get back into that position because my mindset wasn’t right. And then when I did start trying it seemed difficult. Then I was told by a mentor that if I’ve done it once I can do it again. It was all in my mind! I had the skills I just had to believe in myself.

So as of July 2018 I am a Sales Director again! But then I started to feel another confidence issue rising up. I was 30 at the time and there were ladies on my team who were older than me and seemed more polished and put together than me. My thoughts turned to how can I lead this wonderful group of ladies? So I shrunk myself and started acting as if I wasn’t the leader. I cheered them on from the sidelines.

But that brings us back to this mist recent conference I attended. The number one director at this conference filled with hundreds of women was a 27 years old woman. It felt inspiring to see that! So when she asked for questions at the end of one of our trainings I stood up to ask her about my dilemma of not feeling big enough to lead. She gave some great pieces of advice and here they are:

1. Wear things that make you feel confident i.e. a certain suit, a certain hairstyle, etc

2. Pray for belief

3. Hitch your wagon to someone with more belief (Live off of their believe until you have your own)

It was such an eye opener to see that I had not been feeling like a leader so I had not been leading my team. And that doesn’t help anyone involved. So my new mantra in life is “If you have the skills, don’t let your emotions get in the way.” No longer will I allow my feelings to make it seem that I am not worthy of the position I worked hard to be in. Do you sometimes deal with doubt or low self confidence? How do you deal with it? Please comment below with your tips and other comments. And don’t forget to follow my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.

The Life of a Videographer

One of the many times I rented the school’s camera

I always knew I wanted to be a writer but I wasn’t sure what kind. I loved writing poetry and still do but I didn’t think I could make a living off of that so I had to continue looking around for the perfect job for me. My junior year of high school I took a journalism class figuring maybe that would be the style of writing I would do. But I discovered that didn’t gel well with me because I didn’t get to be creative. You can’t make up the news. Plus there are a lot of rules on how articles should be written. I still wanted to be creative with my writing. Then in my senior year of high school I took a video production class and I fell in love. It was the perfect mix of everything I loved. We learned all about how media is important and it can shape your opinions on life without you even knowing it. So that’s how I decided to major in tv production.

A business conference I taped

In my sophomore year of college I took an intro to tv production class with a teacher named Dr. Johnson. I went to an HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) named Virginia State University. She taught us how important it is to have more black people behind the camera because those are the people who choose the narrative of the world. We need to be telling our own stories so they get told correctly. This lesson has stuck with my ever since. I enjoyed my undergrad years of college. My friend, Demetria, and I went spilt the cost of some video editing software so we could continue our studies outside of class and we would rent the cameras and film things all the time. I recommend whatever you might be studying in college, take advantage of the resources around you because once you leave there you might not have them as readily available. I got to interview Mary Mary with my friend Rob Milton (Check out his page at http://www.therobmilton.com) because we were in the gospel choir and they performed at one of our concerts. I filmed as Marlon Wayans, Jurnee Smollett, and Tatyana Ali as they came and talked to us about the 2018 elections. I got to tape Tim and Daphne Reid (Sister, Sister and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) interview Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show). And I had my first paid gig as I taped homecoming step show for the NPHC (National Panhellenic Council).

Because I already I had a business I knew that everything I wanted to make into a business. So after college I started my own videography business, Keeler Productions LLC. My motto is broadcasting your vision to the world and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since. I’ve taped numerous commercials for small businesses, a book trailer, birthday parties, weddings, and even a statue ceremony for the Marine Corps. I love what I do because I get to meet a variety of different people and go to different places I wouldn’t have been without being hired to be there. It’s also awesome to get to hear different life stories. And in the midst of all this I got my masters in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University. We had to create a blog and write a new story in it each week for a year. I’m grateful for that education and also for all the equipment I got as well like my camera with all the equipment, Adobe Suite, and a new MacBook Pro. I love being a videographer. It has brought so much into my life and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

One of the times I was paid to taped a football game

I hope y’all enjoyed my life as a videographer! And I’d love to hear what you guys love about your jobs. Please comment below and don’t forget to follow my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page!

Keeler Productions LLC

http://www.thekeelerproductions.com

keelerproductionsllc@gmail.com

Three of my favorite beauty tools

As a women in the beauty industry I love tools that help me be more efficient with my skin care and makeup products. It’s important to have the proper products that will help make your life easier and not complicated. Sometimes I feel people feel either intimidated by what seems like a complicated look or they might feel like a skin care regimen might take too long to do. I’m all about efficiency as I am a women with two businesses, two other jobs, and plenty of other responsibilities. So I wanted to share three of my favorite beauty tools which I use daily in my beauty routine and how they have drastically made my life better. FYI if you click on any of the names of these beauty tools it’ll take you to a link to purchase them.

Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush

“This lightweight, two-speed power brush gently massages as it thoroughly cleans skin, removing residue, dirt and makeup in seconds.

• Removes makeup 85% better than cleansing by hand.*

• Boosts the absorption of your next skin care step.

• Starts improving skin’s appearance immediately.

• Helps polish away the look of past skin damage for a more even-looking complexion.

• Softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles.”

This brush makes me feel as if I am in a fancy spa every morning as I take a shower. The bristles are soft so they feel good. And I can tell that I am getting a deeper and more fuller cleaning. It makes my cleanser work double time which means the benefits I get from my cleanser are even more effective. The brush is easy use and the brush heads are easy to change out. I also love that the brush comes with batteries and two additional brush heads. Plus in the future you can also buy more brush heads separately. One piece of advice I’d give while using this though is to make sure your hair is up because I use the brush on my neck as well and I’ve had a couple of occasions where my hair got stuck in the brush.

Essential Brush Collection

“The Mary Kay® Essential Brush Collection includes five high-quality, precisely shaped brushes which are ideal for creating a range of looks, packed in a stylish, portable clutch.

• New brush shapes help anyone create makeup looks with confidence.

• Each brush excels at blendability, application and pickup.

• Synthetic bristles are compatible with liquid, cream and powder.”

In order to get the makeup look you want, you have to be using the right tools. And this brush collection has all the tools you need!

“The collection includes:

  • All-Over Powder Brush
  • Cheek Brush
  • All-Over Eye Shadow Brush
  • Eye Crease Brush
  • Eye Smudger Brush”

It also has a case to keep all the brushes in that is sleek and travels well. Each brush is perfectly angled for the part of the face it is used on. The brushes have the techniques you need without you having to be an expert.

Travel Roll-Up Bag

Here’s a great way to keep skin care products and cosmetics safe and organized while you’re on the go. Compartments are removable for added convenience.

This is probably my favorite of all three items because of its versatility. You can hang the bag up with a hook, the compartments are clear so you can easily see what’s inside, they come off with Velcro, and the bag rolls up and you can carry it by its handle. I have one that I keep in my shower with all of my cleansers and soaps I use there, I have one I use when I go to the gym, I have one for when I travel which I keep all my liquid items in, and in college I used one to keep all my accessories organized. There are an infinite amount of ways to use this bag!

So what are some of your favorite beauty tools? I love getting feedback from you guys so keep it coming! And don’t forget to follow my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.