Texas A&M Corpus Christi Cheerleader Kenley

This girl is just absolutely adorable. There is really no other word for her. She's actually going to get herself a 3 posts. Today we'll check out her cheer uniform and practice gear (that means shorts & sports bras). Tomorow we'll move on to her modelling shots. Wednesday: bikini!

Today's batch of pictures is huge, so make sure you see them all!

MiN New York

From the cobblestone streets of SoHo, a revolution is inspired by the pulsating rhythm of New York’s fierce ever-­‐changing spirit. Leading this evolution, MiN New York set out with a simple, yet demanding philosophy: The world doesn't need more products. It needs BETTER products. 

After ten years of steady growth as a specialty professional beauty brand, MiN New York’s launched its flagship Apothecary & Atelier in New York City to put its lifestyle in practice. Founded on a traditional sensibility of personal service and superb quality, guests are invited to discover an edited selection of coveted fragrances along with the finest beauty and men’s grooming products from around the world. A destination for refined, global-­‐minded individuals and savvy style hunters, MiN New York offers simple luxury in a New York minute.

I had the chance to try some samples of the products sold at this boutique.

A refreshing and unique facial scrub with spherical beads for light exfoliation. Multi-mineral copper, zinc + manganese polypeptide transdermally energize the skin at the cellular level. Gentle enough for daily use. Key benefits include: anti-aging, restores skin vitality, anti-acne, regenerates cells, and fights wrinkles.

I always have to be careful with face scrubs as my skin is so dry and sensitive, I don't want to trigger an eczema flare-up with an harsh product. This one doesn't contain big harsh beads, in fact, the texture reminds me of salt. It's not too rough for my skin. The scent is nice, very fresh and a little manly to me. It left my skin soooo soft!

Recommend? yes

1270 Eau de Parfum by Frapin  ($150.00 for 100mL)

Named for the year the Frapin family established itself in the Cognac region of France (and continues to make cognac to this day), 1270 was created by Beatrice Cointreau, great granddaughter of Pierre Frapin. Together with Frapin's Cellar Master, she sought to create a noble fragrance full of the scents surrounding the creation of cognac. 1270 is dry, rich, velvety and smooth. The flowers of the once-proud Folle Blanche (a grape nearly extinct from the region), the vineyard grass, the wine warehouse, the rich smell of damp earth in the cellars, the wood of new casks, the loamy smell of humus where the ancestral cognacs are stored– all these notes can be detected in 1270. Gorgeous is putting it mildly... this scent defies flowery prose. A true masterpiece.
Notes: exotic woods, spice, raisin, vine flowers, pepper, candied orange, nut, hazelnut, prune, cocoa, coffee, leather, woods, white honey, vanilla.

At first, I thought I didn't like it, as it's a little too heavy or woody for me (I prefer sweet scents), but it's growing on me. I'm very bad at describing scents, but this perfume is very sensual and spicy. To me, it smells a mix of tobacco and coffee, with a hint of butterscotch or some kinds of liquor. It is just a little sweet and it smells very natural.

This fragrance is unisex, but it smells more manly to me. My father absolutely loves it!

Recommend? yes, if you're into woody - and expensive - perfumes.

Agua de Colonia is the historic cologne from Alvarez Gomez, Madrid’s oldest and most prestigious fragrance house. This uplifting, classic citrus scent combines extracts of Lemon, Spanish Lavender, Geranium and Eucalyptus with essential oils of Rosemary, Thyme, English Lavender and Bergamot.

This ultra creamy Glycerine and Oatmeal enriched soap is wonderfully smooth yet cleanse and protect the skin thoroughly whilst imparting a light Agua de Colonia scent.

This soap is very creamy and it left my hands super soft. The herbal smell is very subtle but pleasant.I don't know what else to say about a bar of soap, except maybe that $8.00 is a little pricey?

Recommend? yes, but this soap has nothing special to me and you can surely find cheaper alternatives in your local drugstore.

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.

This Is The Greatest USC Song Girl Pic Ever!

And, honestly, it's not even close.

Mail of the Week (February 21 - 25)

Covergirl NatureLuxe products samples: I was sent samples of the new NatureLuxe line. I received:
  • NatureLuxe Silk Foundation in Maple 340
  • NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Hibiscus 215

The gloss balm smells amazing and it moisturizes my lips so well, I almost couldn't believe it! As for the foundation, it seems a little too dark for me, but I'll be sure to let you know what I think in a proper review.

Covergirl LipPerfection lipsticks: I can't wait to try these lipsticks, which are supposed to moisture lips in just 7 days. My lips are in great needs of moisture! Here are the shades I received:
  • Kiss 275
  • Rich 295
  • Coquette 375

OSMIUM For Men products samples: I have never heard of this brand before, which is a premium natural skincare brand based in London. I was sent some samples to have my boyfriend or father test them:
  • Clean & Refresh Clanser
  • Age Defend Shave
  • Cellular Renew Anti-Ageing Crème Matt Formula
  • Peak Performance Energise & Renew Moisturizer

Coupons from webSaver.ca

Round Brush and Flat Brush from Hairfreé: When used with a blow dryer, these brushes are supposed to get you the same sleek and shiny hairstyle as if you had used a flat/curling iron. Does that mean having the same great hairstyle, minus the heat damage? Wow, now I'm curious to try these out!

Chapman 2011 Calendar: This is a very cute calendar. You can get yours for free when you fill out this form. Canadian residents only.

Review: 88 Color Earth Tone EyeShadow Professional Palette from KKCenterHK

 About KKCenterHK:
Professional false eyelashe and wigs supplier at wholesales price direct online. Our prices are lower than all online store that you could find.
Price: $12.60 at KKCenterHK

The claims:
  • Make Up Set Extremely Portable.
  • 100% New, Never Been Used
  • Case Is Black
  • Size : 167mm X 232mm X 13mm
  • Suitable For All Day & Night Make Up
  • Can Be Used Party Or Professional Make Up


The palette came to my door nicely wrapped:

Look at all that bubble wrap!

 Finally, the palette itself!

 At the thought of 88 eyeshadows, I thought the palette would be huge, but it's actually very sleek and slim.

with flash

without flash

Swatches, from the first row to the last one (with flash):

First row

Second row

Third row

Fourth row

Fifth row

Sixth row

Seventh row

Last row

  • sleek case
  • inexpensive
  • huge selection of colors
  • very wearable neutral shades
  • some are heavily pigmented

  • too many white eyeshadows 
  • the matte shades tend to be quite chalky 
  • most of the eyeshadows are not enough pigmented

What I think:

At first, I wasn't sure what to expect from a 88 eyeshadow palette. I thought it would be cheap, and that the eyeshadows would be chalky, but I must say I'm quite surprised. Sure, this palette is not the top quality, but I've discovered some nice shades that I definitely can see myself using over and over again. Just look at the last row.

The case is nice, too, with its big mirror and its two sponge applicator (hey, I do like sponge applicators, OK?). It doesn't feel too cheap, expect that it's full of finger prints after you touch it.

The main problem I have with this palette (and with many palettes) is the amount of highlight shades. Come one, do I really need that much in a palette? Half of the palette is occupied by a variation of totally useless and chalky white shades: light grey, beige, blue-white, light blue, light green, etc. If I wanted that much highlight colors, I would have ordered an highlight palette!

Overall, this is a great palette for the price if you are a neutral shades lover like me, and if you don't mind the ridiculous amount of highlight colors, of course.

Recommend? yes

I would definitely recommend checking out the wide variety of products on KKCenterHK, and if you are interested, they also carry false lashes (see my review on some here), wigs, hair extensions and even well-known brands such as Essie and OPI at such cheap prices!

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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the product was free absolutely does not influence my opinion.