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Giveaway Happening Now!!

Hey Royals,

I am dropping in on our wonderful island to let you know I am currently holding a giveaway on my YouTube channel!!  What will I be giving away you ask?? A Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter!!

The rules to enter are under the description of my last video which I will link for you riiiiiiiigggght here!!  While you are on my channel don’t forget to check out my other videos and leave some love under those videos as well!

I should mention that if the giveaway does not receive a certain amount of entries I will have to close it – BUT whoever did enter will receive an extra entry for the second go around!  No tricks here I promise, it just doesn’t make much sense to hold a giveaway with only a couple of entries.  Hopefully, I will get enough entries and be able to continue the giveaway because I would love to share this awesome product with you!!

In short, be sure to enter my giveaway and check out my channel!! And as always. . .

Stay Royal

 

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Is SPF really that important?

Hey Royals,

As the weather warms up and the sun shines a little brighter, a lot of us are just now sweeping the dust away from our sunscreens.  When in reality, we should be wearing SPF all year round!  In addition to this, sometimes those of us with a little extra melanin feel as though we don’t need SPF due to the protection that this melanin gives us.  I, myself, am guilty of this.

However, SPF is kind and SPF is important.  We all need it in our lives – no matter what our complexion is.  Still not convinced? Let me break it down for you:

Okay no just kidding, but here’s why you should wear sunscreen:

1) It’s basically the Fountain of Youth

Well, not literally of course. However, SPF does have properties that prevent your skin (especially your face and neck) from premature aging. The Sun’s ultra harmful ultraviolet rays can contribute to discoloration of the skin and the appearance of lines, sagging, and wrinkles. But with SPF you’ll be able to say, “Wrinkles? I don’t know her”

2) It keeps your complexion in check

The Sun’s UV rays just won’t let us live! In this episode, they are back again and this time they are causing any minor dark spots to only become darker. With SPF, you can make sure that this doesn’t happen and that any brightening treatments or creams you may be using will be working to their full potential.

3) Cut your chances of skin cancer in half 

Various types of skin cancer can be developed from the Sun’s UV rays; such as the fatal melanoma.  But by wearing sunscreen daily, you can slice your chances in half AND get all the other benefits mentioned in this post.

4) Keep your skin youthfully smooth

To protect your skin’s proteins such as collagen, keratin, and elastin – which keep your skin smooth and plump – slather on that SPF.  The Sun’s rays can strip away these proteins over time, causing your skin to look dull and dry.

5) And no, it does not always cause flashback

One major misconception that stops many of us from wearing sunscreen under our makeup is the idea that it always causes flashback – no matter what.  Which I can tell you all right now, it does not.  Last year when I found out the true benefits of wearing sunscreen, I was also worried about flashback so I did my research and found just what I was looking for!

  • This sunscreen can be found in any drugstore or Ulta, meaning you can get all these benefits for less than $10!  –
  • This sunscreen is also broad spectrum which means that it protects you from both UVA and UVB rays, which each have their own harmful effects on your skin.
  • It’s lightweight, fast absorbing, does not show up white on the skin!
  • NO FLASHBACK!! (which I can guarantee from experience)

 

Now that you know why sunscreen is needed and which is best, be sure to stock up for not only Spring and Summer – but all year.  Tell them I sent you!!  Don’t actually do that, they (whoever they are) won’t know who I am and we’ll both look silly.

Let me know if this post changed your ideas on SPF and if you’ll be picking up some on your next drugstore or Ulta visit!!  Don’t forget to follow my page and Instagram @royalmangos_ to stay updated on the latest!!  And as always. . .

Stay Royal

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Write Reviews for Free Stuff !

Hey Royals,

I’m back with another blog post and today I’m going to let you all in on a secret way to get free stuff. . . literally.

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There’s no catch, no convoluted points system, and no need to enter your credit card info on any given day under the sun.  Not to mention, the app itself is free.  Now, let’s get to the details shall we. . .

What and Where: The app is called Influenster and it can be found on both the Apple’s App Store and Android’s Google Play.   The app also has a desktop version, which can be found here, so you can make your way to free stuff anywhere at anytime!

How: Once you sign up, you are prompted with surveys, or snaps, that allows the app to better gear you towards potential VoxBoxes, or packages with freeeee stuff!

When: Any time and anywhere!!  In your free time, take a moment or two to fill out a few snaps in order to be put on the list for future VoxBoxes from companies in beauty, home, bath, food, and more!

Why: YOU. GET. FREE. STUFF duh!! In return for a review or shoutout of the product(s) you received via the program!

I am currently awaiting a VoxBox titled ‘#PrepVoxBox’ which is exclusively for college students!!  I was able to get a sneak peek into what will be arriving in this box, but what do you guys think of an Influenster unboxing on my channel?? Let me know in the comments below and as always. . . . .

Stay royal!!

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“I have arrived!”

Hey Royals!!

I’ve been so overwhelmed with school and other endeavors that, as you can see, I haven’t had much time to post on here.  To be honest, every time I think about posting I beat myself up over the fact I haven’t posted in ages which discourages me to log on altogether.  But this time, I have brought myself to log on despite the disappointment I thought it would bring me and here I am unreluctantly writing!!  To better describe the emotion I would feel when thinking about my blog is this.  “A year from now you will wish you had started today”.  Which is absolutely true because I DO wish I started a year ago, maybe I would have grown a following on my little corner of the internet by now or maybe I would have some newfound opportunities.  To which I now say, the only way to get what I want is to GO AND GET IT.  Which is a sentiment that drove me to dive into my latest endeavor . . . . . . YOUTUBE.

I currently have 6 videos on my page, one that even got 1.2k views!!  And while my other videos are not doing as great as that one, I try my best to stay positive and keep pushing myself to be where I want to be:)  With that being said. . . . be sure to check out my latest video on my everyday makeup routine!!

Watch it here!

Let me know what you think of my video(s) and don’t forget to subscribe!!

P.S I post on the weekends and my next video will either be a 5 minute makeup routine OR a GLOW. FROM.OUTERSPACE. look . . . not sure yet.  Leave your vote below!!

Stay Royal

Summer Semi-formal Fit

 

Top:  Zara. . .$25.90

This top is top 5 because it gives you the look of an off the shoulder top without being completely off the shoulder; giving you the benefit of not having to put on a special bra. #HoorayForTheLazies

It’s tight but not unbearably tight, allowing for comfortablity and holding in that food baby lol

Skirt: Cotton on. . .Buy it here!. . .On Sale! $20.96

Shoes: Vans. . .Buy it here!. . .$60

This fit is perfect for anybody who wants to be extra but not TOO extra lol.  It has the right mix of casual (thanks to the sneakers and denim skirt) and extra (by the grace of the not so off the shoulder white top).

 

Let me know what you think!  Would you wear this?

South meets Asia in a sssssslider

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After my large and ABSolutely (that’s a bad pun; that breakfast did everything but give me abs) filling breakfast; I was on a search for something delicious but small.  Which somehow led me to Buns Bar.

I ordered a cinnamon fried chicken slider. . .

I was expecting a cinnamon sugar topped super fried chicken; although the cinnamon was not sugar but rather just you know. . . cinnamonamon and the chicken wasn’t fried like KFC but rather fried enough to pass as fried.  The slider also featured teriyaki sauce which I felt went odd with the cinnamon vibe the chicken was giving me.  The bun was also something new, steamed bao buns, a type of bun used in Chinese dishes.  The bun tasted a lot like the outer-shell of a dumpling; needless to say it was a very Asian-style dish with a twist of southern.

The taste was different and new although there was nothing that screamed delicious or worth remembering.  Buns Bar is rather new so hopefully they will upgrade this dish to have more poppin’ flavors and quality.  Not bad but could’ve been executed better; I am still wondering what cinnamon sugar fried chicken would taste like.