ColorSensational® Matte Mettallics

Thank you to my friends over at Influenster and Maybelline for sending me their Matte Metallic Lipstick in colors Smoked Silver (978) and Molten Bronze (970) for complimentary for testing purposes.

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Maybelline’s Color Sensational Matte Metallics features a sophisticated brushed metal finish in metallic hues for your most sensationally gilt-y lip look.

Smoked Silver (978) is my absolute favorite the matte finish is so smooth on my lips and it isn’t too messy. To get the matte finish you don’t want to overuse it so it can dry easy. This lipstick is long-lasting but I would carry it with me just in case I need a touch-up.

Did you know there was a proper way to apply lipstick? how many of you follow it? You are supposed to apply lipstick in the center of your upper lip and follow the contours of your mouth. Then glide the lipstick across the entire bottom lip.

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Date Night in an​ Elegant Maxi Dress by GCGme

Front Slit V-Neck Kimono Batwing Sleeve Elegant Maxi Dress

I will be wearing this dress again and more than twice to show off my side slit. How comfortable is high-quality spandex material? Very comfortable especially when you can look classy and be sexy at the same time.

Hello, my name is Ashley. Ashley comes in 9 different colors and 7 different sizes no excuse you too can own this dress. I didn’t know I was gonna be blown away by this Olive Green. I challenge you Ashley’s to get this dress.

The perfect dress for an indoor event because of the length you don’t want to be dragging this around unless you’re on a carpet. This Maxi Dress will look good on a date or date night with your hubby (don’t lose the spark), an award ceremony, a private event, conference, and any place elegant you can think of. Click the links below follow and check out their styles. Let me know what you think about this dress?

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Website: GCGme.com

Instagram: @gcgme.official 

Facebook: GCGme

 

Ranisha Takes Pittsfield, MA

Dress: WetSeal

Shoes: BCBG

Accessories: JC Penny’s

Photographer: Derek Koffi-Ziter

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Ground Rules For Keeping Up With Your Skin

What is going on with my skin? (crying emoji with mouth open) I have blackheads and big pores. Why are my pores plugged? if you have this same problem I’m here to help you we are in this together and if you have any recommendations for me please feel free to comment or reach out to me.

I have never had the problem of watching what I use on my face but as I get older it’s like I have to read the labels on EVERYTHING I use. Some suggestions I read were “use creams with retinol to eliminate the blockage” a dermatologist in Glamour special edition.

I have tried to reach out to 3 different dermatologists in my local area and for some reason, they are not taking new patients (smh emoji) I have given up and I’m taking matters in my own hand until otherwise. One receptionist told me because of retirement the dermatologist will not be taking new patients I’m thinking does he have a website will he blog. (shrugs)

How do you feel about splurging on pro treatments? 

When I reached out to Beauty + Media Personality // Digital Hair + Beauty Contributor for Essence Samantha Callender we talked skin care and believe me this girl knows her ish it’s like she consulted me via Instagram and gave me some recommendations.

Here are the products she recommends for melanin beauty along with some tips to keep your skin flawless.

  • Don’t use lotion on your face.
  • Don’t sleep in your makeup.
  • Use face masks too- charcoal and pore focused mud masks will draw out the stuff in your skin, sheet masks (paper ones) or for hydration which I don’t believe in masks for hydration use a cream or gel to hydrate.
  • Most makeup wipes have alcohol in them which fu*ks your skin up to so I try to just use a wash cloth instead.

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I hope this was helpful to anyone who has skin suffering in silence again feel free to reach and follow for any others questions.

My Favorite Beauty Products, Fragrance, & More

I decided to give you guys a peek into my beauty habits and some of my favorite products I have right here at home.

I’m no beauty or style blogger but I love to look and smell good at my own expense. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. Right? There are no rules to how you keep up with yourself and what order you do it in.

None of these products were sponsored or complimented to me these are just my go to products I purchased directly from stores in my local area. I share my favorites from lipstick, shoes, eau de toilette, accessories, foundation (BeautiControl), and more.


I haven’t wore these yet but when I think about it I want a boob job because these DD’s ain’t gone look like the picture I have never been against plastic surgery because I know if I can get one I will, yes I want those kind of boobs where I don’t need a bra for anything. Sometimes it’s self-conscious thoughts when you fall for a guy you never know what size boobs are pleasing to him so it’s something I would talk about in the future sidenote: it’s not self hate I just want playboy boobs.

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Deep Sea Cosmetics Energizing Dead Sea Body Salt Scrub (made in Israel) is my life I want to say I paid $60 each I had 3 and gave one to my mom. I’m so the opposite of others I’ll drop some coins on my skin care though. Rub this on your feet with a nice polish save you some money on a pedicure. For this price it better do something. #AllPrettyFeetMatter

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My brand focus is always in mind especially when I pick out accessories. Do you love these heart-shaped glasses? Between Ranishaislove and Charms of Love or any other name I come up with that have the word LOVE in it are the perfect match to make a statement without saying anything when I go my hardest for my brands.

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Not much of a caption needed for these high-end fragrances which can be found at any department store that sell Chanel products or the website itself. My local Macy’s is gone from our mall I’ll have to travel.

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I have a ton of nail polish but these are my go to colors no matter what. Keep your hands clean and nails polished. Give yourself your own manicure you don’t have to keep up with these beauty guru’s when you can’t afford to, do things at your level you’ll be surprised at the feedback. Practice makes perfect. You have to make your budget look like top dollar.

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Here are some of my favorite beauty products. This Regeneration foundation you see right here is made by BeautiControl and it’s sad to say they will be going out of business and this has been the best foundation I used I should reach out and stock up while I can. It’s really not hard to please me as you see I have drugstore products to high-end pricey items. The hair clip I think was $2.99 from an Asian Beauty store I love shopping at those.  Revlon lipstick color called Rich Ruby.

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These makeup bags came in a set of 3 they were actually a gift from one of my closes friend I think I got them for Christmas with other VS goodies. You know you got the right friends when you get Victoria Secret gifts without a problem (some men don’t even understand this value). I don’t think she had a budget I’m just gonna scratch my head if my friends expect VS, no I’m joking I give good gifts as well.

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When I seen these shoes at the GAP outlet I had to get them I wasn’t hesitant at all meaning I didn’t wait until they went to clearance. I thought about all the cute outfits these would look good with. When you miss out on a shoe styles you either have to wait a full year until the style comes back if they come back.

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Mineral Matrix 24K Gold Deep Sea Cosmetics

My skin needs a breakthrough I’m trying to enhance my skin hydration and take good care of it so my skin can stand the test of time.

What’s included
24K Gold Magnetizing Mask
24K Gold Post-Action Cream
24K Gold Facial Serum

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I was so excited to try this product it sold me on a million reasons not only because he cut the price more than half. It’s a $2,700 product that I only paid $500 for (not sure if I was supposed to share that) sidenote: but show off your Hebrew language and your love for Israel when you deal with Israelis. The salesman said Cleopatra used this same product, it’s made in Israel, I have a product that came to me without going to Israel, and many other reasons. The Dead Sea is on my Bucket List. I’m still stuck on the fact that He said Cleopatra used this mask. Hmmm. How true is it? I know there is a similar product to this one called Black Pearl 24K Gold Cleopatra Mask which is $3,000 it’s something about the Middle Eastern women washing their face in GOLD I’m all for it. I’m blessed to be at a time in my life to experience this for myself. This stuff is PURE GOLD it stimulates the sensitive electrical resonance of skin as it absorbs into the deeper keratin, coaxing elastin to maintain its firming. Whatever that means my skin needs help.

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Apply onto thoroughly cleansed dry face and neck as follows:

  1. Use the spatula to layer mask over entire face, avoiding the eye area.
  2. Allow mask to remain on for seven minutes.
  3. Activate magnetic cellular stimulation by gliding the tissue-wrapped magnetic bar (attached to the box) over face revealing a thin golden layer.
  4. Follow up by cleansing your face with your favorite DSC cleanser.

The DSC Mineral Matrix 24k Gold Magnetizing Mask energizing treatment effect will remain active on your face for up to 10 hours after it has been removed. Apply twice a week for best results.

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The Mineral Matrix 24K Gold Deep Sea Cosmetics is good for rejuvenating action of minerals drawn from oxygen-rich Dead Sea water. Gold escorts oxygen molecules to the cellular level, helping refresh the skins ability to regenerate. And it balances skin texture and tone, reducing the appearance of discoloration by slowing melanin secretion.

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“ZAHAV” means GOLD in Hebrew

Get In Formation It’s Time To Fight Back

It’s time to David your Goliath

What do you think it would look like if you had to go up against a giant? 

Goliath the giant challenge the Israelites

1 Samuel 17:8 Goliath stood and shouted to the Israelite battle formations: “Why do you come out to line up in battle formation? ” He asked them, “Am I not a Philistine and are you not servants of Saul? Choose one of your men and have him come down against me.

GET IN FORMATION IT’S TIME TO FIGHT BACK

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There was a reward to anyone who killed Goliath. David asked around twice was there a reward and what will a man get for killing this Philistine and ending his defiance of Israel? While everyone was shaken and terrified to go up against Goliath David knew that would be a piece of cake and was ready to fight him. Before David kills Goliath Saul doubted him by saying things like “you’re just a boy and this man been going to war for years don’t be ridiculous” that did not stop David and I’m sure you can relate to this, because there’s been plenty of people who tried to discourage you from a win.

David the youngest brother of 4 had no fear in fighting a giant, he fights Lions, and Bears whats a Giant? I’m sure he’s been getting tossed around by his older brothers and had to fight all his life. Saul was pretty much like go ahead and fight him and said “And may the Lord be with you

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What I learned from David boldness was not wanting to gear up in the proper equipment to go out and fight, because it felt uncomfortable 1 Samuel 17:45. David said to the Philistine: “You come against me with a dagger, spear, and sword, but I come against you in the name of Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel’s armies — you have defied Him” when David took Goliath out it was only with a sling shot and a stone.

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I’m here to tell you that there is a God in Israel and the Lord will rescue his people, and you don’t always have to fight your battles and when you do keep calm and listen to God you will know what to do. Stop running from your fears next time something or someone call you out meet them where they are stand bold and strong. You will finish your enemies with their own weapons. What do people do next now they see a giant who was supposed to be the champion is now dead? They run and be even more afraid.

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You now have fans, because you did something so powerful that everyone was afraid to do. Guess who will become your biggest fan? The very first person that doubted you. That person will admire you so much they’ll become jealous. I know you heard that saying “everybody wants to see you doing good just not better than them” Here’s a reminder the enemy comes to Steal, Kill, and Destroy. The enemy will try to run you away and when He realizes he can’t he’ll try to kill you. Stay on guard and be aware of your surroundings.

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CONTINUE TO SUCCEED IN EVERYTHING YOU DO THE LORD IS WITH YOU 

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BEAUTY PRODUCT: GRANDIÔSE Lancôme’s Mascara REVIEW

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Getting chatty with the girls about beauty products you can review the same product and get different results. My review on GRANDIÔSE Lancôme’s Mascara. “I wanted sparkling eyes. Longer, thicker, defined lashes are the key to sparkling eyes” The next time you are out beauty shopping book a beauty appointment with your stylist so you both can review the same beauty product and see what you get. We all have that one item we can’t go a day without. What’s yours?

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Walking through the mall just got my makeup done. In love with the lipstick, I’m wearing by Lancome. Mascara starting at $32 “Am the only one that doesn’t like to wear the same lipstick as someone who is hanging out with me” Later on that day I went home to play dress up to enjoy the rest of my day.

BEAUTY PRODUCT: GRANDIÔSE Lancôme’s Mascara