#ActsOfWarmth New York Cares 1st Annual Coat Drive Pop Up

I stopped in at the 1st Annual New York Cares Coat Drive Pop Up to drop off a coat donation. Helping others who are without coats every winter is very important to me because my kids and I were once recipients of coat donations during a difficult time. Rapper and actress Niatia “Lil Mama” Kirkland, who is a native of New York, has made a guest appearance at the pop up. I arrived shortly after her appearance so I didn’t get the chance to meet her but it’s wonderful that she is giving back to her city by supporting this cause! You can support the cause too by texting COAT to 41444 or visiting http://www.newyorkcares.org/coats for more information. The pop up is open through Saturday 12/21 until 7:30pm at 111 3rd. Ave. New York, NY.

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COVERGIRL VIP Launch Party

J Renée is wearing a burgundy romper and matching boots with gold and rhinestone jewelry.

J Renée at COVERGIRL flagship store NYC.

Earlier this month, COVERGIRL announced some exciting news. The brand is now the largest makeup company that is certified cruelty free! COVERGIRL has also opened a flagship store in NYC right in Times Square. I visited the store on its opening day and I also got to attend the VIP launch party with other beauty influencers (I met 2 of my favorite beauty Influencers @laur_elyse and @itsmyrayeraye) and celebrities (it was so awesome to meet Ayesha Curry! She’s super sweet!). The party included music by DJ @Vashtie.

@laur_elyse is wearing red eyeshadow and matte black lipsticks. She is pictured in a selfie with J Renée.

Beauty Influencer @laur_elyse pictured with J Renée.

Ayesha Curry is wearing bright fuchsia lipstick and leopard print top. She is pictured next to J Renée.

Ayesha Curry and J Renée at COVERGIRL flagship store NYC.

5 COVERGIRL lipsticks decorated with New York City skyline.

COVERGIRL Exhibitionist lipsticks NYC style!

The store is amazingly fun and interactive. It includes makeup artist stations, a Magic Mirror where you get to try on different COVERGIRL products using augmented reality technology, and video booth and customized merch booth. Check out my YouTube video to hear more about the new store, PR unboxing and what I purchased at the COVERGIRL store.

https://youtu.be/VDUPjJTtYsg

Getting Pranked! 50 Central on BET

If you haven’t seen the show ’50 Central’ you’ve got to check it out! It’s a new variety comedy show on BET, hosted by 50 Cent. So I got my boyfriend pranked on the show LOL You can watch the clip on BET’s show highlights http://bit.ly/2yrkvPL?cc=c4da9607628da0036344fda14bd716ab

Be sure to catch the new episodes every Wednesday at 10:30/9:30C on BET!

Pop-Up Beauty Bar by KISS

See photos from the event!

Nicka K New York – Aqua Lip Color Review

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I picked up some Nicka K products found at my local beauty supply. This mini-haul includes 4 Aqua Lip Colors and Perfect Twenty-One Colors eyeshadow/blush palette.

I have tried Nicka K eye shadows and lip glosses in the past and very impressed with the quality and affordability. So I was excited to try out more of their products. In this post, I will be reviewing the Aqua Lip Colors.

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Nicka K – Aqua Lip Color in Navy Blue, Smoky Black, Carnelian, and Old Mauve

I love the sleek and simple packaging of their products. And of course I am a lipgloss junkie. I chose random colors. These are colors I do not normally wear. I think I own enough pinks and nudes but not too many bold colors so I thought why not try something different? I was interested in how much color payoff I could get with these and why they are called “Aqua”. I assumed it is meant to be a wet look gloss.

My first impression of these was “Yes, these are highly pigmented” with one application. I applied them without any base products or lip liner. They actually have a cool, hydrating feel when it is applied to the lips. The finish is ultra-glossy as I expected. The colors are bold, bright and long-lasting. Aqua Lip Colors are available in 18 shades. You can order them at http://www.nicka.com

In my next post, I will be reviewing the Perfect Twenty-One Colors palette so check back soon!

Have you tried Nicka K New York products? Let me know what your favorites are or if you would like to see me review one of their products. Leave a comment, like and share!

 

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JRENEE