Hey everyone, you’d never guess what happened… I won this box! This Coco was a surprise. I had entered a competition I saw on the Sugarplum Box Instagram page, it was a BLK/OPL (Black Opal) makeup giveaway. I’m subscribed to the Sugarplum Box website, so at the time the instructions could be found in the most recent newsletter. What I didn’t notice though, was that Marsha (Sugarplum CEO) decided to add a Springtime themed box into the giveaway. It was clearly stated in the email but I don’t know how I’d missed that detail.
Some time had passed and the giveaway winner was chosen on Instagram over a live stream by Sugarplum Box. It was done via a website that picks winners randomly, and I was the lucky participant 🙂 Then I gleefully waited until the prize was ready for pickup. I’m not gonna lie, I may be a slight makeup junkie but I try to keep my purchasing minimal. So I was very happy to receive two BLK/OPL cream to powder foundations, two matte foundation powders, and a lipstick. The shades of the products varied but I’ve put them all to good use so far.
In the Ultra Matte Foundation Powders I got the shades Medium Light and Deep. While in the Pore Perfecting Powder Foundations (cream to powder) I received the shades Amber and Heavenly Honey. The gorgeous pink lipstick is in the colour Haute; I kid you not this lipstick makes me feel like a Barbie doll. Take a look below to see what was in the Springtime Sugarplum Box.
The Springtime themed Sugarplum Box! (Jamaican Subscription Service)
All of the goodies we received.
Coconut Jelly Face Serum, Simple Sugah Facial Oil, & a Sweet Almond & French Vanilla Buttery Balm from Yum Skin Snacks. ( A Jamaican Brand.)
6 Kitsch Hair Coils & Hair Ties.
A Soy Candle in a Recyclable Concrete Planter. ( This smells amazing.)
Find out more about the Sugarplum Subscription Box at their website SugarplumBox.com or check them out on Instagram @SugarplumBox.
Today we have brand new Reggae music! Mr. Jesse Royal blessed us with this slow and steady melody called, “Always Be Around.” He preaches that love is the foundation, reasoning with the listener on a personal note. Take a listen, and tell me in the comments below what you think! Did you enjoy it?
Am I awake?
Mind wide open
or is it just daydreaming?
Read me right? Nah
That’s the outer shell.
What do you see?
When you look into these eyes.
Do you see me?
The successful woman?
Or the girl on stage?
Do you see me by the Eiffel tower?
Or my rhymes and lines lifting
off the pages of a book.
Do you see the dreamer?
Or is it my determination staring at you?
Hell! Maybe it’s a peep,
of the words my mouth can’t utter,
that says kiss me.
This is a poem I wrote about two years ago, it still feels like me, a bit of a dreamer. I saw a tweet the other day that said, “Describe yourself in a couple words” I replied sugar, spice, emotional, and optimism. Can you see it?
Featured image is by Taj Francis, cover art for “Sandra Foster” by Protoje; P.S. go listen to that song.
We got a little gift with a big impact, A-Game released a song on his Birthday last Sunday. I Know you’ll enjoy it; in this sweet melody he encourages us to work towards our goals in life, despite the pressing hardships. I hope this one give you some motivation this week, it’s really catchy and what better lyrics to have stuck in your head? Take a listen to “I Know.”
How about we pretend I posted this on Wednesday? Sorry about the lateness, I had some technical difficulties. I decided to still post this week because I’m feeling the song, you get a taste of an Indie vibe with a feel of Dancehall but that could just be me. Leno’s voice gives a Dancehall vibe haha! I like it. So, I had to share this as soon as possible; here is “Gypsy” by Leno Banton.
Check him out on SoundCloud as Leno Banton, and on Twitter @LenoBanton.
The new releases are coming too fast, I will not complain though, every week I have something new to share with you. Today I bring to you “Can’t Breathe” by Kabaka Pyramid. The wordsmith sings not only about the “mental pollution” that we face but the literal disregard of our health physically. Take a listen.