Beauty and Fashion Blog, Makeup Reviews, How to Makeup | Keshia Glam: April 2015

Dresslink Spring Wishlist 2015!

Dresslink is a fashion website that also sells beauty items. They offer SUPER affordable options that keep up with today's trends. I've heard a lot about the site--both good and bad. They are an Asian based website so the sizing is different which shouldn't be a problem to consumers as they provide American sizes next to the Asian size. Not to mention, each product has uncensored reviews. When ordering from sites like Dresslink, I just make sure to read the individual products' reviews.

I wanted to keep my wishlist colorful and add items to it that I would get a lot of use from.






dresslink statement necklace bow shades


dresslink dress pictures



Finally purchased Kat Von D Tattoo Liner-Trooper!

The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner has already been raved about but I decided that since I've wanted it for such a long time, I'd do my own quick review just because I have seen a few mixed reviews from other beauty bloggers!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Trooper

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Trooper

Kat Von D's liner is always talked about for its very fine tip--just perfect for winged eyeliner. What I like about this liner is that the tip itself doesn't get as messy or dry out as fast as other liners. I've had eyeliners that have such a long tip that more product ends on my lashes than the line of my eye! 

I also like the fact that the liner is buildable--I can do a quick swipe or I can go over the line multiple times for a dramatic black without the liner appearing cakey, which is one of my biggest issues. I'm not much a pencil liner gal at all, I've used liquid eyeliners since before I knew how to use them properly haha! I'm still not sure if I prefer my eyeliner pens over my liquid liner. I'm so happy I finally purchased it, as it was definitely not a disappointment.


Is Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in your makeup collection? 
What's your holy-grail eyeliner?






Love with Food Subscription April Box Review + Photos

Who doesn't love good tasting snacks? Finding the yummy snacks isn't the hard part of eating. Finding snacks that are healthy and taste good--that's the hard part. Love with Food is a monthly subscription program that sends out a box filled with organic or all-natural snacks that..actually taste good, for just $10 a month. 

love with food monthly subscription healthy snacks


I've tried Love with Food in the past and loved it; I just didn't get the chance to get another box until now. This month's box did not disappoint. The first thing I need to know when checking out a monthly subscription is if I'm allowed to cancel the subscription at any time, just in-case and how easy would it be for me to do so. Love with Food can be cancelled at anytime and they don't make it a hassle!

I love that these snacks are a decent size and they can be purchased in bigger sizes at the Love with Food website. I enjoyed all of these snacks with the exception of one and that is saying A LOT as I'm a bit of a picky eater when it comes to what actually tastes good. Something I noticed is that the most of these products have a short ingredient list and the ingredients don't contain crazy-long chemical names. 

love with food monthly subscription healthy snacks

luna lemonzest bar, walkers pure butter shortbread cookies, natural yumearth sour beans

1. The Gluten Free Luna LemonZest bar was pretty tasty, coming from a lemon hater. It was a nice flavor and I love that it tastes more like lemon and less like artificial lemon flavor.

2. Yessss, the Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread cookies are the best shortbread cookies I've ever tried. You can taste the sweet butter flavor! These cookies only have 4 ingredients--sugar, butter, salt and wheat flour!

3. All Natural YumEarth Naturals Sour Beans are taste like actual fruit and they're pretty yummy.
Wild Garden Traditional Hummus Garlic Olive Oil Pasta Garlic Chips back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks All-Natural Artisan Green Tea Tropical by Mighty Leaf

4. All-Natural Artisan Green Tea Tropical by Mighty Leaf was a new thing for me. I've never tried green tea before but it tasted pretty decent!

5. I thought the Garlic Olive Oil Pasta Garlic Chips tasted pretty decent, they'd go perfect with any type of dip--I wouldn't eat them alone.

6. The back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks taste just like graham crackers so they were delicious. They don't contain high-fructose corn syrup and they're only 120cals.

7. Gluten Free Wild Garden Traditional Hummus tasted quite awful to me. The taste was horrible, I've always wanted to try hummus so this was a disappointment to me. I liked the Sea Salt Quinoa Chips; I'd like to try them with other dips.

love with food monthly subscription healthy snacks


Remember that you can give Love with Food a try here for free, just pay $2 for shipping! For each box that is sent out, Love with Food makes a food bank donation. Overall, I was pretty pleased with this month's box and I can't wait to see what's coming in next month's box.



REVIEW: 719 Walnut Avenue 3-wick Candle (Bath and Body Works Dupe)

719 Walnut Avenue 3-wick Candles Bath and Body Works Dupe


There has been a lot of chatter going on about the candles that recently appeared on the shelves at Walmart--the 719 Walnut Avenue candle. The main reason being is that it looks so much like our beloved Bath & body works candles for about 1/4th of the cost. All of the candles I saw were $4.93 where Bath and Body Works candles are priced at $22.50 when a sale is not going on. Everyone wants to know: is it a dupe?

My mama taught me one thing about candles: if you can rub the top of the candle and oil is on your finger...it's a winner. Needless to say, I gave it a test and it passed! These candles were found in the cleaning section with the air fresheners and brand name candles instead of the candle aisle. This candle smells amazing, the scent filled my house quickly and I'm just generally in love with this candle. It burns evenly throughout and I found that it burned the same time-wise, if not better.  From what I can tell, they originally looked similar to Yankee Candles. 


719 Walnut Avenue 3-wick Candles Bath and Body Works Dupe


"Find your own seaside retreat with a tropical blend of fruits, coconut, milk and sugarcane." 

I would say Caribbean Villa smells tropical with tiny hints of floral; I caught whiffs of coconut, mango and maybe some exotic berries. The overall scent is great; it's tropical but more of a sweet tropical and not so tropical that the scent overwhelms you.  I will definitely be repurchasing more of these little babies as they are perfect, affordable dupes for the Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candles. Not to mention, these candle jars will be just as perfect for my makeup brush holders as the bath and body works jars are!


719 Walnut Avenue 3-wick Candles Bath and Body Works Dupe


Have you tried 719 Walnut Avenue candles? 
What brands of candle have you been loving?



Healthy & Yummy Mason Jar Breakfast

This delicious breakfast in a mason jar was actually inspired by the signature Humphrey that's sold by Counter Culture! It's a common misconception that healthy doesn't always taste good; but this breakfast was so yummy! I decided to switch my usual breakfast up by layering different foods instead of combining it all together.


For the recipe:
Yogurt of course!
Your choice of fruit
Honey, preferably organic

Optional Ingredients: 
Nuts, Chia Seeds, Cinnamon

I chose to use strawberries, blackberries and banana. I started by first adding my yogurt. then I layered the berries on top. Next I drizzled on the honey and sprinkled on some Chia Seeds and cinnamon. After you've done that, just repeat those steps except this time spread down your bananas!



What's your go-to breakfast?



Ruby Kisses Matte Lipsticks Review, Photos, & Swatches

I'm a major fan of unconventional lipstick colors. I was browsing in a locally owned store when I came across the Ruby Kisses Matte Lipsticks. I decided to pick up Blue Lagoon and Graylite. Can we just take  a moment to bask in the fact that I found a gray lipstick! Not only do I love the quality; I love how affordable these lipsticks are.

ruby kisses matte lipstick photos and swatch of blue lagoon graylite
ruby kisses matte lipstick photos and swatch of blue lagoon graylite


These lipstick go on smoothly; they don't tug on the lips like a lot of matte lipsticks do. They last on the lips for a good amount of time. The only con: if you don't set them, they can definitely rub off. Nonetheless, I will for sure be purchasing some of their other shades such as Peach Loo, Aquatic Blue and Mojito Lover! You can purchase them here as they aren't too easy to find in stores that aren't locally owned.


ruby kisses matte lipstick photos and swatch of blue lagoon graylite
ruby kisses matte lipstick swatch review blue lagoon graylite

I received so many compliments and questions when I wore Blue Lagoon this past weekend!

ruby kisses matte lipstick photos and swatch of blue lagoon graylite


Which lipsticks have you been loving this spring?

xx

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