Wednesday, November 26, 2014

face of the day, everyday | autumn

hello, hello, hello!

in the past i have not been one to stick to the same products day after day. trying new things is my thing! i can't even believe it ~ i have been using these products everyday for about a month now. [and i am in love!] truth is, my skin hasn't been this clear since the day I was born... but, we'll talk about that later. 

i wanted to share my neutral autumn face with you. these products are very simple, affordable for the amount, and pair well with every outfit. 

smashbox bb cream [light/ medium] no more foundation for this girl! i only use four 1/2 pea size drops one on my forehead, each cheek, and chin. use fingers, not a brush, for a natural finish!

mally under-eye brightener (also sold at ulta)

anastasia contour kit (ultra & sephora) i mix havana, java, & fawn to  contour, banana & vanilla to brighten under my eyes, and sand to highlight my cheekbones!

anastasia brow wiz in ebony (ulta & sephora)

mac zoom lash {volume x ∞}

milani lip liners in 04 & 09 (drugstores)

mac uninterrupted pro longwear eyeshadow {beautiful sepia color that lasts a l l day!} thank you for the recommendation michelle

rimmel stay matte pressed powder in transparent (drugstores) {shine free face a l l day!}

makeup bag & gold brushes are sonia kashuk (target)

much love 

Friday, April 11, 2014

wash & go feat. miss jessie's multi cultural curls

It was just a few days ago I scrolled down my Instagram newsfeed to find Miss Jessie's featuring a new product, Multi Cultural Curls. So, obviously I went to Target the next day to pick it up, there was o n e left! [that's how I always determine if it's truly meant to be]. Right next to it was the Leave-In Condish, which I tried once and loved, so, I picked it up too. 

check out the Miss Jessie's website for more products, tips, and the blog which is coming soon! 
I don't know about you, but when I purchase new products of any sort, I h a v e to go home and try them out immediately~ I washed with Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Shampoo, and conditioned with the conditioner from the same line. If it wasn't for the suggestion of Mo from Mo Knows Hair, I probably would have not trusted a $3 shampoo from Trader Joe's. But let me tell you... I am s o glad I did! The shampoo, though it lathers, is rather light, it thoroughly cleans, but does not strip my hair. The Conditioner is not too heavy, not too light, smells a m a z i n g, and does its job. So, I shampooed & conditioned and squeezed out the excess water, I and let my hair dry for about 5-10 minutes while I got dressed. Next, I applied the Leave-In Condish all over [& rather generously] from root to tip, and then finished off with the star of the show, the Multi Cultural Curls. When applying this product I focused more on the mid-shaft, avoiding the root area. When I apply my products I do not section my hair, I make sure I have coated the areas on my head that I need to. Also, by applying the styler to only the mid-shaft I am am able to get a greater amount of volume than if I were to apply the product from root to tip.  

And here are my results...

d e f i n i t i o n & v o l u m e galore! 

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x o ,

Saturday, February 8, 2014

makeup moment | feb

i've been playing with makeup a lot lately, so i thought i would share a few of my favorites of the moment with you: 


Anastasia Brow Wiz  
Okay, I know I'm not the only girl who has tried an infinite number of eyebrow pencils, powders, and waxes. Pencils tend to leave my brows looking like a caricature drawing's. Wax doesn't seem to leave me with the right tint & still leaves my brows with some sparse areas. Eyeshadows and powders just do n o t last all day! I purchased the Brow Wiz pencil in the color Ebony about a month ago and i absolutely love it! Brow Wiz is a twist up, fine point pencil which leaves the brows looking natural yet defined. The other end of the pencil has a spool to brush out the harsh lines as well! 


L'OrĂ©al Voluminous Power Volume 24H Mascara 

Having naturally dark, full, long & curly lashes I'm always being told that I don't need to wear mascara. Well, honey, nobody NEEDS to wear any kind of makeup! I wear it because I want to; I love bold lashes, and here's my secret to enhancing my natural lashes (though I'm always trying new mascaras). This formula is collagen infused, and the color I purchased is Black Smoke, which has a matte finish. I thought the finish would be more obvious, but I truly can't tell the difference between the matte and normal finishes. Nonetheless, my lashes are left with a spidery effect that lasts all day or all night ;). 


MAC Dangerous 

As a lover of all bright & bold pink and red lipsticks , I've shied away from orange- toned lipsticks for the simple fact that I have never been a fan of the color orange. However, I have been seeing red-orange makeup, lips and blushes, everywhere recently for Spring '14! This hue is by far more up my alley, and in my opinion is a lot more wearable than flat orange! With a neutral eye and a golden/bronzy cheek This MAC retro matte lipstick, is my go-to lip color right now; the finish complements the pigment perfectly! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

a message from us {natural ladies} | [un'ruly] via. lucky magazine

As most of us know, what I like to call the Natural Hair Revolution is in full effect. There's an infinite number of blogs, sites, and experts today to guide the way to natural bliss. I will be posting more about natural hair, my favorite blogs, products, routines, etc. to complement my style posts!

much love

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

ASOS To Open First US Store!

Just read some exciting news; my favorite online shopping situation is going to be opening a store in NYC! ASOS is the best place to shop (in my opinion) for unique clothes, shoes and accessories of all different brands and styles! Sometimes its a splurge, but there are always great sales too!

Visit ASOS for the items you can't find on the racks near you & it's the perfect place to shop for fashionistas in your life this holiday season!

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