Category Archives: Beauty

Eclipse 2017: Dark Thoughts + 3 Positive Body Image Prayers/Scriptures

“Faith in the heart that is released through the mouth can move mountains.”John Eckhardt

 

Darkness falls over our minds sometimes leading us into depression when it comes to body image and self esteem. Read more…

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Day Two of My New Orleans Getaway| New Orleans Natural Hair Expo

I wore this striped pineapple dress from Eloquii and I received so many compliments. Don’t forget to check out the Shop My Style Tab to see similar pieces…

Nothing in this world keeps me laughing like a good natural hair meme. Read more…

Mother’s Day Tea Party with a Body Positive Message

This past Saturday, I had the honor of being invited to speak at the annual Mother’s Day tea at Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church in Baldwyn, MS. This day was filled with inspiring music, fashion, gifts, amazing food, and tributes dedicated to the nurturing and loving, guiding and pushing women who has taken on the task of motherhood.

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A Year of Many Firsts 2016

Hello beautiful,  I hope that you had an amazing holiday and that you were able to enjoy the people that you love the most. I was surrounded by family and friends and blessed tremendously. I couldn’t have asked for anything better, however, I can not believe that we are days away from 2017. Can you believe it?

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Join My Lipstick Sample Club and Get Free Samples Every Month

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Are you a lipstick hoarder? If so I have some free samples for you to try..

Here is how to get free makeup samples from me every month:

  1. Subscribe to my blog
  2. Follow me on IG: @chasijernigan
  3. Send your address to my personal email (chasijernigan@gmail.com)
  4. Check your mailbox

I love Avon and on and off I have been a rep since 2009. Avon has modernized their brand and the lipsticks are better than most of my name brand lippies. Avon lipsticks have more pigment, uber smooth, and are formulated with retinol and collagen which helps restore youthful and fuller lips. Winter is approaching and these lippies are a must have for dry lips. No more dry lips!!

I was so inspired and in love with these lipsticks that I wanted to share.

I can’t wait to give you free samples..

 

 

 

 

Fail or Holy Grail: LA Colors Matte Lipstick Review

Yep, I’m a lipstick junkie and let me start by saying this, Dollar General gives me my whole life! I’m in there for something almost everyday. The way many people feel about Walmart I share the same vibes with DG. Whether I’m getting toys for my 2 year old or toiletries it is the place to be for me, anyways. No matter what drugstore I visit it’s a must to shop the makeup isle. Walgreens, DG, Family Dollar, CVS, and the list goes on and on. I will buy makeup from absolutely anywhere. I’m not bougie and saving dollars is what I’m all about these days.

Browsing the makeup isle in DG, I noticed that LA Colors have released new matte lipsticks. I am not very familiar with the LA Colors product line, but I’m a makeup enthusiast and I could not walk away without picking up 3 colors that caught my eye from the very start. Added Bonus they were only $1.50 and the shades are stunning..

Here are swatches of the colors I picked up.

(From Top to Bottom) "In Love" "Entice" "Femme"

(From Top to Bottom)
“In Love”
“Entice”
“Femme”

 

 

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LA Colors Matte Lipstick in the Shade “In Love” This is the perfect nude lippie and I love it!!

Honestly, I was not expecting the best lipstick of all time simply because they were only $1.50 per tube. This is not a bad lipstick at all. I was very shocked with the pigmentation and the long lasting power of this lipstick. The formula is non-streaky which is a major plus, but I would not label this lipstick a matte because of the cream finish. I love the cream finish because it does not stain and is also easy to remove. This lipstick glides on sooooooo smoothly. The packaging looks very cheap and the lipstick does not roll all the way down so you would definitely have to watch it when closing up. This formula is long lasting however if you are going to be out for a while you may need to throw it in your bag to reapply after eating. The shades are soooooooo beautiful… Let’s just say for what I paid, I am extremely impressed.

I would definitely say this will be one of my go to products. I’m going to stamp it as one of my “Holy Grail” drugstore lipsticks because I have more reasons why I love this lipstick than hate it! Plus it was only $1.50! So if you love adding character to your beatface honey with a banging lipstick. You will love this!

Have you tried the new LA Colors Matte Lipsticks? If so what is your favorite shade? Tell me so I can go check them out…

 

 

 

 

My Favorite Makeup Dupes for High End Makeup

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I’m a makeup enthusiast and I can spend hours in Sephora, Mac, and Ulta, but you know what comes with that extra coins that I do not always have. Makeup is Life.. Yasssssssssss, but in reality makeup is expensive and if you are anything like myself you can appreciate a good bargain right. Ask yourself this question, If I could find a great mascara that is $5 would I continue to splurge and spend $25 on Urban Decay Peversion Mascara (that is my favorite mascara but I did find a dupe for it)?

Are you ready to stalk your drugstores makeup isle… Here’s the products to look for:

Steal1.    NYX STUDIO PERFECT PRIMER ($11) VS. SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH PRIMER ($16)

My Snapchat family knows that this is one of my faves. The NYX Studio Perfect Primer is the perfect dupe for under $15. They both are thick and smooth and fill in pores without leaving a greasy mess behind. If I had to choose which one I absolutely love it would be the first primer in the pic. “NYX for the WIN” (btw follow me on Snapchat: sweatinmascara)

 

 

2.   RUBY KISSES LIQUID EYELINER GEL ($4) VS. BOBBI BROWN ($26) OR ANASTASIA DIP BROW POMADE ($18)

Do you want a strong eyebrow game? Believe it or not less is definitely more! This is a knockout and there is really no competition when it comes to Ruby Kisses Liquid Eyeliner Gel it’s only $4 dollars and works just as amazing as the top brow gels and pomades. I use it daily and I promise you my brows are always popping. The dupe wins again!!

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3. MILANI BROW & EYE HIGHLIGHTER ($6) VS. BENEFIT HIGH BROW HIGHLIGHT ($11)

Sometimes I go for a look that requires less time and makeup and this is when I pull out my highlighters. They are perfect for brow bone definition without concealer. I also place highlights in the corners of my eyes to give a bright and fresh glow. The matte end of the Milani Brow and Eye stick can be used as an eyeshadow primer or concealer under the brow bone. 2 in 1 baby for only 6 bucks I guess you already know that Milani wins this round.

 

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4. MAYBELLINE FIT MATTE + PORELSS ($6) VS. MAC STUDIO FIX FOUNDATION ($27.50)

I’m one of those girls that use to wear MAC Studio Fix Foundation everyday and everywhere.. to the grocery store, to work, to baseball games, to church, to shop, to workout. I know it’s pretty bogus. So imagine how many bottles of MAC I went through at the price of $27.50. Chile, that stuff ain’t cheap (excuse my country grammar). I was strolling through Walgreens and notice the Maybelline Fit Matte and Poreless foundation, gave it a shot, and now I’m hooked. The finish is dewy and smooth plus it gives me a natural look. I tried the stick version of this foundation last week and I love it too. Maybelline over MAC, call me crazy but it’s the name that many are in love with when it comes to MAC. Dupe wins again..

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5. LA GIRL PRO CONCEALER HD ($3) VS. MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER ($21)

Concealers are great for any kind of scar, blemish, dark circles, hyperpigmentation, or any imperfection. And with that sometimes comes a pricey tag. I found a dupe at my local beauty supply store. LA Girl Pro Concealer HD has a formula that is creamy and lightweight and it does not crease. This is one of those products that I buy in bundles. It’s a must have and it would be tragic if I didn’t have a backup. This concealer is life and it’s my fave over MAC. I promise! Dupe wins again..

 

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6. REAL TECHNIQUES SPONGE SET ($9) VS. BEAUTY BLENDER ($20)

On everything, I’m not about to pay $20 for a sponge. That’s my mindset when it comes to the Beauty Blender and no one can talk me out of it. I was about to spend $20 in Sephora and when I seen how small the Beauty Blender was in person I thought to myself this is like throwing $20 in the garbage. The lady who was assisting me at Sephora said, The Beauty Blender may look small but it expands once it is placed in water. I didn’t care about non of that. I went to Ulta and picked up the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge Set of 2 for $9 and I promise they are great. So I can’t sell you on this because I have never owned a Beauty Blender, however I love my dupe and my makeup is always flawless when I use it.. #Facts

 

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7 . L’OREAL VOLUMINOUS MANGA MASCARA ($21) VS. URBAN DECAY PERVERSION MASCARA ($8)

Now it’s about to get real. I am dangerously in love with the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara and I would never think anything in the drugstore could come close to it. My eyelashes are invisible and 2 applications of this Urban Decay magic brought me out to falsies length. I refused to buy anything else. I was content and satisfied until I decided to talk about dupes on the blog. I grabbed the L’Oreal Voluminous Manga and it gave me healthy looking lashes. My lashes were not crunchy or clumpy (I did experience clumpy lashes with Urban Decay Perversion Mascara) and the formula was super black exactly how I love it!! Yep, I chose the dupe again..

 

So what’s the score..

DUPES 6/ HIGHEND MAKEUP 0 (and that’s because I couldn’t sell you on the Beauty Blender)

 

DUPES WIN THIS CHALLENGE..

 

Now go tear up the drugstore!

Do you have any dupes that you love? Leave me a comment so I can try them out…

 

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