Saturday, June 27, 2015

Trisomy 18 Creating Awareness

Today, I take the day to remember an angel that is watching over me, day in and day out through life’s joy and life’s struggles. To whom this blog is dedicated to because you opened my eyes and taught me that life with it's struggles is worth fighting for.

Jalyn Molano 7/26/2007-11/3/2017
Eight years has passed since your birthday, but the memories live strong in all those whose life you touched. Words can’t express how much you are missed but love can express every feeling I feel when I think of you. Today I celebrate your life because a day like today, you were born June 27, 2007. On this day, you changed our lives with your eagerness and strength to live. Thank you for letting us get to know you and for showing us the power love really has.

To read more about Jalyn’s life click here and leave a comment. It would mean a lot to my sister and our family. For details and more information about Trisomy 18 click here. Creating awareness about Trisomy 18 is very important to me because there are so many families out there experiencing this disease and I want them to know they have our support and sympathy. Every child deserves the chance to live and if this disease can become preventable or maybe even find a cure that would save the life of a child, that would mean so much to me. Although it won’t bring my niece back, it will give me some comfort knowing that no other family has to go through the pain of loosing a child because of this disease.

Happy Birthday Jalyn Molano June 27, 2007 to November 3, 2007 R.I.P.

Leslie xoxo

Friday, June 5, 2015


Summer will officially start on June 21st are you all ready? Well I am and wanted to start this month with a small giveaway, just because I am so thankful. This is my way of showing how grateful I am to be part of the amazing blogging community and how it is important to me to give back whenever I can.

I love writing and expressing my love for fashion beauty and art, that’s why BRAVENEZZ means so much to me. It’s my little corner to vent and talk about the things I love and like to do. I love sharing those things with all of you and I also like showing my appreciation every time I get a chance too. So this giveaway is International and begins June 5th until July 5th, 2015. All you have to do to enter is follow the Rafflecopter down below, all entries will be verified.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you again for all your support. Enjoy your summer with those you love dearly and good luck to all those who enter the giveaway.


Leslie xoxo…

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick & Lip Glosses Review

I love lip products so when I had the chance to grab some Gerard Cosmetics lip products, I didn't pass up the opportunity. Hey it’s an obsession, what’s a girl to do. I follow them on Instagram and all those pictures just make me want to get all of them, wishful thinking doesn't hurt anyone lol… They sure know how to market their products. The lippies I purchase were on sale two for $19 with a discount code which I am not sure if it’s still available but if you follow them on Instagram you can probably finds some great deals.

Tequila Sunrise & 1995
On to the lipsticks and my thoughts. I purchased the colors 1995 which was created in collaboration between makeup artist/YouTube guru Jaclyn Hill and the CEO of Gerard Cosmetics, Jennifer Gerard. The shade 1995 is very popular and goes with pretty much any skin tone out there. The other shade I picked was Tequila Sunrise which is a pretty coral color great for spring and summer. These lipsticks are supposed to be matte lipsticks although I feel like 1995 has a bit of a creamy matte finish making it easier to apply as oppose to tequila sunrise which I personally have to use a lip balm under it because I find it too dry. The packaging comes in the form of gold bullets which I find very sleek and classy, just plain cute. Smell wise, I feel they have a slight floral scent, but it’s not that noticeable once applied on the lips. The lipstick last pretty long, if you’re not drinking or eating, otherwise you would have to re-apply. Their regular price is $19 but like I said, they always have coupon codes or discount codes you can use; just follow them on Instagram @gerardcosmetics or check out their website.

Top- Nude Lip Gloss
Bottom- Butter Cream Lip Gloss
On a separate occasion I also purchased two of their lip glosses in the shades Nude and Butter Cream. They were two for $20 with free shipping; regular price is $24 for one lip gloss. Each lip gloss comes in a gold lighted tube that also contains a mirror. When you open your gloss it lets out a blue light that makes it easy to apply your gloss in any location, even in the dark. These lip glosses are smooth and very pigmented, they are not sticky or gooey which I like because I truly dislike sticky gooey lip glosses. They last a few hours before retouching and I didn't feel like they had any scent to them. I do plan on getting some more lipsticks like Rodeo Drive and Berry Smoothie, love love love those two colors.

Left to right: Nude Lip Gloss, Butter Cream Lip Gloss,
1995 Lipstick, & Tequila Sunrise.
Have you tried Gerard cosmetics?

What are your favorite shades?

Me wearing 1995 Lipstick
Leslie xoxo