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!