REVIEW: NYX Cosmetics


Hello beautiful people! it's time for yet another review. I haven't done one in a long time, apologies. 
I love trying new beauty products, and I enjoy reviewing them so you know what you're getting into if you're thinking about purchasing them. I have used all of these products for than a month. Keep reading to see what my thoughts are for each product.

Studio Perfect-photo-loving primer: My skin is very oily and I don't think this product works best for me. Although it doesn't say it controls oil, I was expecting a smooth finish once I had my makeup on. I didn't get that. I don't think my skin is dull so I didn't notice much change here as far as the anti-dull aspect is concerned. Will I buy again? Probably not. 

Lipsticks- haute Couture & Shiva- The two colors are very similar, but I knew this. However, what I didn't know what how  shimmery they were. The colors are nice at first, then once they start to rub off you're left with only shimmer on your lips.  I hated these two. I'm not a big fan of shimmery lipsticks or lip glosses, so I would not be buying these again. 

Lipstick-Eros: This was my favorite one! It's bit glossier than most of my lipsticks but I actually didn't mind it. It stays on longer. When fading, it fades to a less dramatic red.  I would buy this gain :-)

Bohemian chic-nude matte collection (S126): This is a nice nude palette for brown skin. I've used almost every color included, and they all look good on my skin tone. It goes on natural and you're able to increase the intensity of the colors by applying more. I think this is great for an everyday use-either for work and after work events. See more photos below.

Final thoughts- The lipsticks are ok, I still prefer my mac lipsticks though. I really don't like shimmery lipstick and the first two photos above are very shimmery. They look bad when fading, not my cup of tea. The palette is cute and last all day when I apply it for work. I like that you can barely see that I have on eye shadow, but it still gives me a nice, natural coverage. 

Did you try any of the products? If yes, Comment below



Welcome to Goree Island!  Of course I had to visit the Island while in Senegal. It was actually one of the main reasons why I wanted to visit Senegal as an adult. 

Let me just say that this place is amazing! It's filled with so much history that'll definitely change your life. You can read all about it in books and online, but nothing compares to physically being there to experience it.

Once off the boat from downtown Dakar to the island, we were greeted by tour guides (there's a lot of them). We decided on a nice gentleman named Gaoussou Ouattara and he was very helpful. His father's side is actually from Goree and he knew the history very well. He took us everywhere and gave us so much info...I didn't want to leave. I think I'll want to spend  several days on the island the next time I'm back because I didn't want to leave at the end of the day :-)

Enjoy some of the photos I snapped while there :-)

Meet Fatoumata, jewelry designer in Goree. 

Goree of Castel Memorial site

Meet Babacar Drame, the sand artist. He's apparently the only one in Senegal who can design/make sand bottles. 

Sunset in Goree

Habibi! <3

Sunset in Goree

...Being tourists