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NYFW FDfabulous and Unilever Fashion Week Recap


It’s hard to believe fashion week has already come and gone. I’ve been fortunate to attend fashion week every season since I moved to new york. Each season is unique and special. This season I kicked off fashion week by partnering with Family Dollar as a part of their FDFabulous campaign. #FDFabulous strives to celebrate African-American women by highlighting how inner beauty combined with style translates to Fabulous, fantastic, and fashionable looks for less.


Five Ways You Can Treat Acne Problems


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Acne can be such a problem for many. It doesn’t just hit teenagers soma adults can struggle with skin problems. It can make a person feel very down and reduce self-esteem. It can especially have an effect on your body confidence. But there are a few things you can do to treat it and try and combat the breakouts. So I thought I would share with you five ways you can do that. (more…)

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Dove Dry Oil Body Wash and Beauty Bar Review

The Dove Dry Oil Collection Review

I’m always on the look out for easy ways to add moisture to my skin, so much so that I use to apply body oil in the shower before coming out and towel drying. I loved that in sealed in moisture but hated how messy it made my towels and tub. Fast forward a few years, I heard about the new Dove Dry Oil Collection and I jumped at the opportunity to partner with Dove to try it out. I used argan oil on my hair for years and knew the benefits of this oil so I wash excited to try it in my skincare.The Dove Dry Oil Collection features their Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar and Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash. Because 9 in 10 women are concerned about having dry skin, Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash goes beyond basic moisturizing to help women nourish and protect their dry skin.

Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar Review

Product Description: The Dove Dry Oil collection helps nourish and protect skin from dryness in the shower by effectively cleansing without leaving skin feeling dry and features a nourishing formula infused with Moroccan Argan oil beads to gently cleanse while helping to replenish nutrients to the skin. (more…)

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation Review

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation

Finding a foundation that matches your skin perfectly is hard for most people, especially women of color. I’m constantly looking for a foundation that is deep enough, doesn’t have red undertones (because most darker shades do for some reason), and lastly won’t leave behind a weird grayish-or ashy undertone. A few months back I did a photoshoot at Sephora and got to get my face glammed with all Smashbox cosmetics. While there was a few products I really liked, the foundation was definitely my favorite by far. I ended up purchasing it in shade 9 and I have been using it for a few months now.

Product Description: Like most foundations, this product comes in a small glass foundation tube with a pump applicator that makes it super easy to use. It’s a light- medium coverage foundation.

Price: $42 (available at Sephora and Ulta)

Application: I applied it as I do most of my foundations, using my short round kabuki brush all over my face over my face primer.

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Tips for the Perfect Holiday Hair and Makeup


With Christmas fast approaching, it’s only a matter of time before the family and work holiday parties begin. They are often one of the social events of the year, where we get to let our hair down and spend time with our nearest and dearest. So obviously we all want to look our best. The key is to start planning your look early to fully prepare yourself for such an important occasion. You’ve probably already sorted out your outfit, but have you thought about your holiday hair and makeup? Your everyday look just won’t do and this is the ideal opportunity for you to experiment with bold makeup styles and colors. Here is a number of party hair and beauty ideas to make you the belle of the ball at your holiday party this year.


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Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Review


Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Review

Product: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

To be honest, I only recently heard about Hourglass cosmetics within the last year or so. I was curious about the brand so when I got the opportunity to receive a few of their products for review consideration I was really excited. I was sent the Immaculate liquid powder mattifying oil free foundation (try saying that name three times fast). As the name suggests, this foundation is designed to work as a mattifying foundation with a “liquid to powder” finish (wish I knew about this product during the summer!!). It comes in a slender tube container with a pump applicator top (yass!! three snaps for a pump!!). I was given the two darkest shades which are “sable” and “chestnut.” Immediately I could tell sable was too light and chestnut just BARELY fit my complexion (I added a little bronzer to the outter edge of my face to help it blend).


DIY Pumpkin Face Mask Recipe

tumblr_n9whygNvlr1rllxpdo1_500It feels like everyone has been talking pumpkin this, pumpkin that for weeks now and I for one couldn’t be more in to it. I think pumpkin season is one of the best times of the year and I love eating all the different pumpkin treats! But pumpkin isn’t just good in your latte, it also has great benefits for your skin! Pumpkins have antioxidants, vitamins, and zinc which makes it heavenly for skin! If you’re interested in adding pumpkin to your skincare routine, doing a face mask is a great start. There’s a good pumpkin enzyme mask from Peter Thomas Roth as well as one from June Jacobs but nothing beats making your own! Keep reading to see one of my favorite quick and easy DIY pumpkin face mask recipes (perfect for all those leftover Halloween pumpkins laying around).

What you’ll need:

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Once mixed, apply a thin layer evenly all over your face (avoiding your eye area) and leave on your face for about 15-20 minutes. Thoroughly rinse off the mask with warm water to unveil smoother, brighter, and firmer skin!

In addition to the awesome benefits in pumpkins, the honey locks in must needed moisture and prevents breakouts with it’s antibacterial magic. Along with this, the egg yolk tightens the skin while the apple cider/cranberry juice are perfect for oily skin!

Not into DIY? Here are a few pumpkin face masks you can purchase to get the skincare benefits of pumpkin:

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
Pineapple Pumpkin Enzyme Skin Peel 
June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque, 3.8 oz
Andalou Naturals Glycolic Brightening Mask, Pumpkin
Clientele Elastology Pumpkin Regeneration BodySouffle, 6.9 oz

Let me know if you have any favorite face masks, DIY or not! Also, try this out and tell me how it goes! :) 



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Sephora Holiday Rouge VIB and VIB Sale 2015

Sephora VIB Sale 2015

This is not a drill –  The Holiday Shopping Sale at Sephora is BACK! Sephora is doing their VIB sale right in time for the holiday shopping season. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been holding items in your shopping baskets for months waiting on this sale lol! For those lucky enough to be a VIB rouge member you can start shopping the sale today in stores and online until 11/9 with the code ROUGE20. VIB members can start shopping the sale 11/13 with the code VIB20. Sephora rarely does sales and cosmetics in general hardly go on sale so now is really the best time to shop for holiday gifts as well as all the items you want for yourself but don’t want to break the bank on. Since I’m a VIB member my plan is to (more…)

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