Have you ever looked in the mirror and starred at yourself? Not in a conceded way but really took a good look at yourself. Some might say when they do that they start seeing dark marks, bags under the eye, or even wrinkles. These are all imperfections. On the outside these are the things we try to cover up with makeup so that the world doesn’t see. We try to cover up our flaws but what about the things people can’t see. When you look into the mirror the reflection that stares back at you shows you something only you can see. Do you like it? Are there things about your reflection that you wish to change? Makeup can only cover you for so long until it starts to separate and reveal what’s underneath.
This is what 2018 has been for me, reflection and revelation. In recent weeks I have done a bit of soul searching and praying and the things I uncovered about myself I was not pleased with, AT ALL. I know at times I can be my own worst critic however there were and are undiscovered truths that I have had to deal with. The bad and the really bad. As you can see I like to use makeup a reference because it’s easy to understand. And like makeup some unresolved truths have a tendency to leave residue behind if not washed away properly. Did you catch that? You can cleanse and deep cleanse much as you like but sometimes there is a residue left behind.
The thing you now have to ask yourself is how do you go about removing this film, the left-over residue from your past, or even the unresolved issues that reside with you currently. Well I may not have the correct answer to that but, acknowledging the issues are the first step. Trust me, looking at yourself objectively is harder than you think. We all like to think we are God’s gift to mankind and that we aren’t “that bad” but when was the last time to looked at your reflection? As we are about to enter into a new year I challenge you to take a second and look. I mean really look in the mirror and examine yourself. Are you really “Living Your Best Life” or living your best lie. Don’t allow another year to go by and miss out on what God had promised you. Walk in your purpose!
You guys I’m having a amazing time filming these daily vlogs. It’s a great way for me to show you some of the behind the scenes of my day and share a bit of my world. As hectic as my days are I’m making it happen. In today’s vlog my daughters are showing you their grades and mommy is eating ALL the candy. Check out today’s vlog to see what I’m up to.
On my recent trip to LA I decided to do a little behind the scenes action. It’s been tough trying to journal the process of building my brands but I’m doing the best I can. It’s not always feasible for me to have a camera in my face 24/7 but I the show must go on right. Today I’m giving you a behind the scenes of me sourcing for my fall collection for ClosetSheIn as well finding some hidden gems in LA. Tag along.
I decided I wanted to end this year on a bang. How do I plan on doing that you may ask? I’m doing Vlogmas this year! Insert slow wine and slow twerk. I am trying so hard to vlog every day until Christmas. Now I know I have a lot going on but I really wanted to participate this year and I’m doing my best to vlog every day. Wish me luck because I know I’m going to need it. Check out day one of Vlogmas Day 1. It’s been a while since my last vlog so I’m a bit rusty, so bare with me.
I am here for these lip gloss honey! I was sent the Urban Decay Hi Fi Shine Lip Gloss collection and baby. It really is bomb. Now, I’ve had this collection sitting on my desk for months, YES, I said months. It honestly got lost in the pile of packages and this past Sunday I cleaned and organized my office to prepare for my December beauty giveaways happening Here. So, I stumbled across this and got so excited. I mean its lip gloss, you can NEVER go wrong with a lip gloss and this collection did not disappoint. I was of course eyeing all the nude lip colors but then I decided lets swatch the entire collection. So that’s what I did in today’s post. All 20 colors will be shown on my lips and honestly, this is the first collection where I love almost ALL the lip colors. Now that’s saying a lot. Check out my swatches below and tell me what your favorite color is from the collection.
Items mentioned/used in video:
1. Midnight Cowgirl (sheer cream)
2. Fuel (cream)
3. Backtalk (cream)
4. 1993 (cream)
5. Obsessed (sheer cream)
6. Dirty Talk (metallic)
7. Rapture (cream)
8. Beso (cream)
9. Naked (sheer cream)
10. SPL (holographic)
11. Fireball (holographic)
12. Candy Flip (holographic)
13. Snapped (holographic)
14. Goldmine (metallic)
15. Shadowheart (metallic)
16. Savage (cream)
17. Big Bang (metallic)
18. Snitch (cream)
19. Bang (cream)
20. Jawbreaker (cream)
If there is one thing I must have in my makeup bag its facial highlighters. It’s like whip cream on top of your salted Carmel latte. It just needs to happen. Over the years I have collected almost every color highlighter known to man. My favorite highlighters of all time would have to be from Becca Cosmetics. I legit have every single color and a few in backup. Since I am an avid makeup collector sometimes I tend to overdo it when I shop and thats currently the major issue I’m facing in my office. I promise to be more organized in 2019.
Any who, I have been so fortunate to work with some amazing brands this year and Becca Cosmetics is one of them. Since I have been added to their PR list I am regularly updated on new releases. But see the thing is, I already have ALL their products. Don’t judge my life choices lol. I have about two maybe even three of each of their highlighters and I’m not ashamed lol. Today I wanted to give my readers an opportunity to get some new goodies in time for the holidays. So, with that being said, one lucky winner will win the entire collection of Becca highlighter. Yes, all four of the original colors.
This giveaway is so simple to win. All you have to do is the following.
- Follow me on Instagram @ChimereNicole
- Follow Becca Cosmetics
- Repost and use hashtag #Chimere&Becca
Contest ends in one week.
I will be hosting beauty and fashion Giveaways for the entire month of December so be sure to check back here during the month for updates.