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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.


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…)

Proganix Quench Haircare Review


Recently, I was sent Proganix’s Quench line for consideration and at first, I was a little skeptical to try it. You can’t blame me though, I love my hair and I don’t want to ruin it with a bad hair day so I’m always nervous about trying new products! Amid all the nerves and excitement over trying a new product, I decided to give it a go and I’m actually happy I did! Keep reading to hear my experience and thoughts with this product!

Price: Quench Shampoo Moisturizing + Nourish and Quench Conditioner Moisturizing + Nourish are $9.99 each and the Quench Moisture Balm and Quench Leave-In Moisture + Nourish are $11.99 each.

Product Description: These products are designed to moisturize and nourish your hair. They are made with all organic ingredients, not tested on animals, and leaves your hair feeling silky smooth, shiny, and weightless. The price of each one is very reasonable for the amount of product you get and the quality of them, too.


Product Review: NYX Intense Butter Lip Gloss

NYX Intense Butter GlossI’m not one for super glossy lips (matte for me all day everyday thank you) but as a beauty blogger you’ve got to be willing to experiment and step out of your comfort zone often. So when I received the NYX Intense Butter Lip Gloss at the Lulu’s NYFW party I was hesitant but intrigued. I was worried it would be “super glossy”, a look that can be too much on my already full lips. However I decided to give one a whirl before heading out to a fashion show Tuesday morning.

Price: $5.99 NYX has a reputation of having quality products at prices that are cheaper than high end products.

Product Description: Like most lip glosses (more…)

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  NEW Skin+ Pharmacy Hydration Collection

Skin+ Pharmacy Hydration Collection

I’m always excited when a drugstore product is on par with a prestige product. I recently got to try out some products from the NEW Skin+ Pharmacy Hydration Collection prior to its launch. As someone still in my twenty’s, I’m more concerned with preventive aging rather than trying to reverse the signs. I think it’s never to early to start taking care of your skin (although I am guilty of sometimes sleeping in my makeup). The line is designed to hydrate the skin while gently and effectively targeting the visible signs of aging.

The products feature hyaluronic acid and oligosaccharides, which is a gentle alternative to retinol. Interested in learning more? Keep reading to see details on each product in the new launch. (more…)

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DIY Tinted Moisturizer

Ideally during the summer you want to wear as little makeup as possible but sometimes it’s hard to go completely bare. I’ve taken to making my own custom tinted moisturizer during the summer months by using this quick and simple DIY. It gives me the sheer coverage that I want without feeling heavy on my face like a normal foundation. The best part? It doesn’t require buying any new products! You can use any foundation of moisturizer of your choosing to create this DIY tinted moisturizer. I personally like to use my Clinique Stay Matte Foundation mixed with either my oil control lotion or my radiant primer for a “glowy bronzy” look.

Items you’ll need:

  • Face Moisturizer
  • Foundation
  • Brush or Sponge


8 Best Liquid Lipsticks for Any Budget

Best Liquid Lipsticks

Liquid lipstick acts like a lipgloss but has the staying power of a stain. They aren’t exactly a “new trend” (they’ve been around forever) but they are definitely becoming more popular. If you haven’t tried one of these before now’s the perfect time to do it! These products are great for carefree days of summer because they’re super easy to apply and stay on better than regular lipstick (so you don’t have to worry about reapplying even after eating or drinking).

Interested in trying this trend? Here’s a roundup of 8 drugstore and high-end versions to fit every budget (my two favorites are the Stila Stay All Day and the NYX Matte lip cream). (more…)


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