Product QuickView: OCC Pro’s Pick Lip Tar Set

OCC Lip Tar isn’t a new product…it’s actually been around since 2009 (I believe) and is a fave of MUA’s, makeup enthusiasts, and has a cult following in the drag queen world (notably loved by the late Sahara Davenport). It has recently become a bit more accessible to those of us not located in the NYC area now that is also available in Sephora stores. But there are still a lot of ladies that aren’t quite sure what Lip Tars are or how to use them. So here’s a little info before I focus on the Pro Pick’s Lip Tar set!

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What’s In My Train Case?

I have been asked this question a few times so I decided to put up a detailed list of what’s currently in my train case. Keep in mind that this is only the items that are in my case. I still have a number of items that can’t fit in it (which is why I am looking for a bigger case or considering converting one of my rolling luggage bags into a makeup storage case). For example, none of my lip products (with the exception of a few newer/still in their packaging products) are in it, nor is any of my brushes or other tools/products, skincare items, and removers.

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Product Full Review: Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

This is a “Preview” due to my testing being in the infancy stage. Full test results won’t be known until after 20 days of use, at which time I will provide a more detailed review. The following info is based on product info and the first use of treatment. The product in this preview was provided by Influenster for testing and review consideration. I have not and will not be compensated for providing a review on this product and my personal opinion has not been influenced by any outside source.

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Skincare Series: Acne and my Epiduo Journey

This blog post was originally intended for another blog that I was working on before I created this one. Due to it’s skincare nature, I decided that it would be better suited for here since skincare and skin issues are related to beauty and the way we choose our  beauty products. 

For any one that struggles with Acne it is easy to understand the feelings associated with the disorder. Self confidence can be severely affected despite knowing that looks aren’t supposed to be the most important thing. Imagine going through this experience as an adult that had the luck of skipping the dreaded awkward teenage Acne curse. I started having skin issues about 3 years ago…many years removed from being a teenager. Eventually, my treatment options brought me to Epiduo.

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Quick View: DuWop Cosmetics Caribbean IcedTeas


Caribbean IcedTeas aren’t new (they first came out in 2009) but new flavors were introduced earlier this year. In case you’ve never heard of these, they are a translucent lip treatment (think lip balm) with a slight hint of color. They come in various Caribbean themed flavors. They have moisturizing ingredients such as jojoba oil, aloe, and green tea extract that are intended to leave lips feeling refreshed and moisturized.

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