Nars Liquid Blushes When Powder Blushes Aren’t Enough

When Nars Cosmetics announced that they were introducing a liquid blush to their cult blush range, I didn’t hesitate to place an order.  Nars makes some of the BEST blushes in the beauty industry.  They have a great color payoff because of the high pigmentation and a range of colors and shades that can’t be rivaled.  What a lot of…
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If You Ask Me, These Are The Only Beauty Products You’ll …

As someone who loves makeup and skin care and anything beauty related, I have found myself in a bit of beauty rut.  I do wear makeup daily, but I’m into looking like I don’t wear any or at least pulling it all back a bit.  So with Summer in full swing, I decided to make a list of some things…
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Women of Color: Hyper Pigmentation & Clear Skin

Let’s face it.  Having even, blemish free skin is one of my life’s goals and I’m pretty sure it’s one of your goals, too.  But what’s a girl to do when she has to contend with dark spots left over from a nasty pimple or the dreaded darkness under your eyes?  Getting perfect skin can be overwhelming to say the…
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Summer Nail Trend: A Forest Green Mani & How To Save Money

Usually when beauty trends emerge, it’s always a repeat of another season gone by.  It’s just “reinterpreted” differently, as trend forecasters and beauty experts say.  After reading a few articles on what the trending nails colors would be for summer, it was mentioned that a forest/khaki green would be all the rage.  And of course, they give you suggestions on…
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Cheap & Chic: The Ordinary Skin Care Review

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know by now that I’m a skin care fanatic.  So image my curiosity when I heard about this new company making waves in the industry called, The Ordinary.  Trust me when I tell you there is nothing “ordinary” about this brand. Considering star ingredients that are the life blood of many of our…
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The Diptyque Nourishing Cleansing Balm Landed On My Bathroom Counter

This is the time of year where I usually start to switch up my skin care from something slightly rich to something lighter.  All winter long, I've been completely obsessed with oil and milky cleansers.  They are gentler on the skin and although I'm oily, my skin can get a little dehydrated.  While perusing the "interwebs," I came across the…
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Minimalist Beauty for Lovely Brown Girls Who Hate Makeup

If you're a beauty lover like me, I'm sure you've wasted hours of your day watching more than your fair share of makeup videos.  You can't help but be engrossed in the various demos of how to contour and highlight your skin into the great beyond.  But after a while, the more you watch the more your crave to see…
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SEBASTIAN DARK OIL

Since letting my hair go back to it's natural state, I'm religious about keeping my hair well moisturized and conditioned. And when it comes to hair oil, I like something that's light and nourishing without weighing it down, especially when it's straighten out. My hair stylist has been using a fairly new oil in my hair from Sebastian called Dark…
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SKIN PREP

When doing someone’s makeup, I get asked all the time, what is a primer and what does it do?  Well, simply a primer is a formula that you put on your skin to smooth, fill in pores and fine lines, etc. so that your foundation looks smooth, stays fresh and in place the entire day. There are so many primers…
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My Latest Hydrating Skin Care Routine + A Jade Skin Roller

We are in the winter months.  But with the weather in a flux of semi-extreme temperature changes, my skin care now includes a moisturizer that’s a little richer than I’ve ever used and a bit of oil to keep my skin from getting dehydrated.  If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I pretty much have oily skin.  The…
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THE SPRING BEAUTY REPORT – TWO TRENDS

THE STATEMENT LIP New York Fashion Week for Fall 2017 is in full swing right now, but I’m focusing more on what’s going to be popping for Spring/Summer 2017.  To be honest, I don’t follow trends too much anymore because I feel that you can pretty much get away with whatever look you want to try or feel comfortable with. …
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Get Your Glow: Ditching Sugar

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything.  The holidays are long gone and we are a whole month and some change into a new year.  During my short hiatus, I took all of January to think about how to get my glow in my life.  I know it’s late to talk about resolutions and all of that stuff, but…
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Caring For Natural Hair When It’s Cold AF Outside

It’s been almost three and a half years since I’ve let my relaxer go and I’m still learning how to care for it.  My hairstylist mentioned to me that since my hair has gotten longer and is still growing, I need to pay particular attention to keeping my hair hydrated, especially since my hair shrinks like crazy!  So that got…
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