February 2018 Boxycharm Makeup Subscription unboxing

February 15, 2018

Boxycharm Makeup Subscription Unboxing

Hey Loves,

  • Today I will be taking you through the makeup unboxing of my Boxycharm subscription. How cute is the #feb2018 #boxycharm #boxymail ⚜️I’m loving this #boxycharmglow 👩🏽‍💻I cannot wait to play with everything @nakedcosmetics @coverfx @vintagecosmetics @purcosmetics @crownbrush
  • I have been a subscriber to Boxycharm for over a year. I also subscribe to, IPSY, Allure and Sephora. I will post more on these makeup boxes in 2018. Here is a look inside. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments about makeup boxes. Have you tried any yes or no and why or why not!
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COVER FX SHIMMERING VEIL CREAM – FOR THE EYELIDS

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FEB 2018 BOXYCHARM MAKEUP BOX.

Of course, I will be testing these in the coming weeks and keep you posted.

XOXO,

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the ones you love!

ROSES ARE RED

VIOLETS ARE BLUE

TODAY IS ABOUT LOVE

AND I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

There is nothing more poignant than spending Valentine’s Day with the loves of your life. My husband and son are those persons. They bring me a whirlwind of emotions on a daily basis, lol! Nevertheless, we as wives and mothers would not have it any other way. So, on this Valentine’s Day 2018, I wish you nothing but smiles, heart flutters and butterflies.

 

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My Lambchop feeding the ducks with my husband in New Orleans ♥

Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE

 

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Jouer Cosmetics is having a 30% off sale

Happy Sunday Loves,

We are gearing up for the an exciting Mardi Gras here in New Orleans. However, I received an email about this wonderful deal at Jouercosmetics.com. I am a huge fan of CZ Jouer. I follow her on IG and Snapchat. She is very informative and descriptive about her brand and company. She also teaches you the correct application techniques for her products. Here are some of the items and prices from their Skinny Dip Collection:

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  • The Skinny Dip Foil Eyeshadow Palette retails for $40.00, but with the code: skinnydip, you will get 30% off.
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    Via jouercosmetics.com

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  • Free shipping is available on all domestic orders.
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    Via jouercosmetics.com

    Here is a slide show of the other items and prices available in the Skinny Dip Collection♥

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    Here is an image of the collection when I purchased it on its first launch last June 2017.

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December 2017, when I dropped it (Tan Lines Highlighter from Jouer Cosmetics), and destroyed in my makeup bag. #saddayindeed 

So, you can tell that I am in need of at least a new highlighter from Jouer Cosmetics. Have you purchased from this brand? If so, what did you purchase. Make sure you visit their site. I am not sponsored by any brands, so this s me just giving you some perspective from a brand I love. 

Happy Shopping!!!

XOXO, 

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Day two of my viral infection, being a mommie, schools out for my son, Mardi Gras 2018 and other tidbits.

  • Happy Friday Loves,
  • We are gearing up for the weekend, Mardi Gras and getting over a viral infection. I am on day 2 of being home sick. This morning I am still in recovery mode from being ill. My son’s school is out today.
  • His school is celebrating Mardi Gras break a little early. I woke up around 8ish. Hubster was already gone to work. We have this routine that he leaves before our son and I because Lambchop (our son’s nickname), has Autism and separation anxiety. We tracked the anxiety triggers and are finding ways to work around it.
  • I am a special education teacher and this step (tracking behavior triggers),  is easy for me, 🙂
  • We are doing well with Lambchop thus far.
  • Breakfast: Pancakes, eggs, smoke sausage, milk, and juice. 
  • Lunch: Not sure what’s on the menu for that. 
  • Blog: I am always looking for ways to update the look and character of 4373fashionlane.com. 
  • Pinterest: I am working on being better at adding blog postings and tidbits on the site. I have claimed the site on Pinterest, finally!!! xx. 

  • xoxo,
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Even brown grass turns green

  • While I have been battling a viral infection and 🤒 fever, I am taking the moment to blog my sickness away.
  • Last week I was conversing with a dear girl friend of mine who I recently, pleasantly and surprising found out, she met her boyfriend on Tinder. Now, I’m not a prude. I’ve been called bougie a few times, lol; however, I am happy for my girl.
  • She has found a great guy. They have had some bumps and shakes in their relationship, but he makes her happy. Prince Harry and future Princess 👸🏽 Meghan Markle
  • Everyone deserves a Prince 🤴🏼 charming
  • A few years back, I was concerned, due to her concerns and told her she should leave. I am happy she didn’t listen to me. This week I reminded her of our conversation and she said she remembered. I let her know how happy for her I was and I am truly glad she didn’t leave. I ended our conversation by saying, “Even brown grass turns green.” It’s a true statement.
  • I have to, at times, coach myself through my own good advice. That’s for another blog post down the line. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Love ❤️

XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE

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Sick, blogging and Instagram love for Thursday, Feb 7, 2018

  • You understand the drill, wake up, go to work, feel sick, go to the doctor, come home. Next day, the same thing. Well today, I am home with an upper respiratory infection and fever. It’s really crazy how much of a difference going to an Urgent care clinic is from going to the emergency room. Plus, it’s cheaper to go to the urgent care clinic versus going to the ER. I am stuck for two days in bed.
  • Am I sad!!! No way, Mardi Gras 2018 is next week and school is out for the entire week, next week. I have began my Mardi Gras 2018 holiday two days early. The only down turn is my students were working on their Mardi Gras Shoebox Floats and of course, I miss them.
  • This morning my Instagram, postings are up. Of course you will see more but on that I am loving early this morning is from the fashion doll and wife of Media Mogul Steve Harvey, is Marjorie Harvey. Her social media is the bomb.com in a good way. Her fashion eye is first class.
  • Next, Lady Oprah is serving Love in her SuperSoulSessions and SuperSoulConversations events.
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You asked…… @ysl 👠 legs @marjorie_harvey 😉 pic credit: Majorie Harvey 

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  • Another person is having the time of her life. This is the actress Yara Shahidi. Here she is with Lady O, that is Oprah Winfrey and Oprah Super Soul Conversations event at the Apollo Theater:
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Yara meets Oprah. Pic via Yara

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pic via @robertbrace

Oprah is changing hearts, minds and dreams daily. Her #SuperSoulSessions and #SuperSoulConversation events are just a testament to her global staying power!!!

Check out Majorie’s page, Yara’s and and ours of course, @4373fashionlane 

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE ♥

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Updating the blog and other tidbits

Happy February 2018:

Wowzers!! The year is going by faster than expected. A lot has happened since my last post. During that time, I was busy posting on my Instagram page,  of the many fashion week likes I was feeling. I have changed the look of, 4373FASHIONLANE.COM. I enjoyed the last few days preparing for my experience riding on a Mardi Gras float with the, Mystic Krewe of Femme FataleScreen Shot 2018-02-05 at 4.54.16 PM

Here are some things I am working on this week and the next few days:

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  • 4373beautylane, is a new instagram page, in which I wanted to highlight only beauty content. Additionally, I am learning the art of makeup and needed a place for women, such as myself, who do not want to continue spending hundreds of dollars having someone else applying our makeup, when we can accomplish this art on our own.
  • There is so much I want to accomplish with the brand, 4373…however, I know that great content requires time and effort.
  • I am a born and raised resident of New Orleans, and it’s carnival (Mardi Gras season), I parade (ride) with the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale. We are celebrating five wonderful years as the 1st African American all female krewe in the cities 300 year history. Mardi Gras originally began in the year 1700.
  • The first krewe, was all white, male and rich. Women were not allowed to parade and women of color were in slavery, and not considered property.
  • Even though we have the men of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club., women are not allowed voting privileges in these male dominated krewes.
  • It warms my spirit to know that we now have an organization that appreciates the lives, work and dedication of African American, professional and educated women in the city of New Orleans.
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  • In the photos above, I decided I was not going to spend hundreds of dollars on hair and makeup. I styled on own hair and applied my own makeup. I think I did well for a beginner, MUA.
  • As always, please check out the latest Instagram postings for 4373fashionlane.

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Happy Mardi Gras Season!!!

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE  ♥

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4373FashionLane Instagram Highlights

Here are some fashion show highlights, awards show gowns and runway love, we at 4373fashionlane are flipping for.Explore more of these looks we are loving via our page 4373FASHIONLANE on Instagram

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Snow day, Tarte Cosmetics and kids will be kids.

Good Evening Loves,

  • Here in New Orleans we spent our day inside looking at the news about the black ice, closed schools and shut down city. We are at freezing levels down here.
  • I am so glad we have to stay inside today. I wanted to take off from work yesterday and hunker down, but I remembered I was doing a lesson on the history of Mardi Gras and yesterday was king cake day for all of my B day classes.
  • I purchased king cakes from Joe Gambinos bakery in Metairie, Louisiana. Screen Shot 2018-01-17 at 9.00.14 PM.png
  • My students loved their king cake and had a blast learning about the history of it. Some students got the baby and are now tasked with bring the next king cake, which is a Mardi Gras tradition.
  • Thus, I am home today due to the weather issues and I am glad about it. My classroom is cold. We have an open campus, by design and when the students enter my building, because I am on the end of the hall, I get the cold or hot drafts blown into my classroom. UGH!!!

Now let’s chat about Tarte Cosmetics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I posted a previous post about Tarte Cosmetics and their down right disrespect of women and men of color, in their non release of inclusive shades of their, Shape Tape Foundations. See the link to the article by Allure Magazine on it here.
  • After looking and watching makeup reviews from Jackie Aina, MakeupShayla and Alyssa Ashleyy, I am once again determined to use my blog to speak out against the injustice of makeup companies who refuse to include people of color in their branding, campaigns, ads and public relations of their products.
  • Here are some of the comments posted on facebook from people on social media about this debacle:

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Here is the response from Tarte Cosmetics:

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I just unsubscribed from the company. I am no longer going to purchase anything from them. It’s just unbelievable. I do not for one moment believe them. If they were sincere, why turn off the comments on Instagram:

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See! Tarte Cosmetics, you are busted. Yes, customers will purchase your products. However, I will not.

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE

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Did Tarte learn anything from Fenty Beauty?

Here is the issue. A cosmetics company, Tarte Cosmetics, releases a new product. However, product is not for everyone in 2018. Fenty Beauty releases 40 shades touching everyone. When are companies going to learn that, image is everything.

Read the article, via Allure, and comment your thoughts below 💭

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE 👩🏽‍💻

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👩🏽‍💻New Mattemoiselle E Plush Matte Lipstick from Fenty Beauty 🌺

  • Lovely Dolls and Kens Rihanna and Fenty Beauty have launched another edition to their growing makeup empire: Mattemoiselle E Plush Matte Lipsticks.
  • The price for these are $18.00 each.
  • Available at Sephora, Harvey Nichols, and Fenty Beauty.
  • What everyone is raving about is the vast color choices. Again, Rihanna has upped the makeup game by continuing the push for setting a bar for breaking barriers and giving makeup lovers what we wish for: our wildest dreams and fantasies of what makeup 💄 could and will look like. Choice.
  • Check out more of the matte Lipstick choices at www.fentybeauty.com

xoxo

4373fashionlane.com 👩🏽‍💻

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Fenty Beauty launches its first mini combo at Sephora

Of course, it’s was just a matter of time before the queen of makeup, was the launch more items and combinations that would make our hearts sing. Makeup lovers have been blown away by the makeup queen of 2017: Rihanna Fenty! Yes! Fenty is Rihanna’s last name.

  • This combo includes the Killawatt Highlighter and the Gloss Bomb Lip gloss
  • It’s called a mini, lip/face set
  • The price is $23.00
  • It’s the first combo & mini product released from Fenty Beauty
  • Sold exclusively at Sephora

For more information and details check out the link and follow 4373fashionlane for me news you can use⚜️

xoxo,

4373fashionlane

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