Natural Hair & Beauty

My 10 Minute Everyday Makeup Routine using only Drug Store Products

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Pure Religion Candles Review | Your Luxe Bath Essentials

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How to Fight Dandruff & Seborrheic Dermatitis Without Damaging Natural Hair

Mastering a natural hair routine can be tricky enough. Throw in a scalp condition, like seborrheic dermatitis, and finding the perfect wash day routine becomes almost impossible.

Lucky for me, brands like Head & Shoulders work to make products that are tough on dandruff, yet gentle on hair. And even luckier for me, I got the opportunity to test out and review the Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Clinical Solutions Itch Relief Dandruff Shampoo and Leave-On Dandruff Treatment.

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This product aims to target and keep away stubborn scalp issues for up to 7 days while moisturizing and leaving hair soft and manageable.

  • Selenium Sulfide formula helps to protect hair for 7 days
  • Promotes a gentle & soft lather
  • Helps to prevent dandruff
  • Helps to provide clean, soft, and fresh smelling hair

 

The Leave-On TreatmentLeave-on treatment

This product aims to target and keep away stubborn scalp issues for 24 hours when used daily. It fights flakes, itch, and irritation while leaving hair manageable, smelling fresh, and feeling clean.

  • Zinc pyrithione promotes a healthy scalp
  • Provides 24-hour itchy scalp protection
  • Promotes manageable, fresh, and clean hair

My Results

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L’Oreal EverCreme Shampoo & Conditioner Review on Natural Hair

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I was sent the L’Oreal Ever Creme Sulfate Free Moisture Care System complimentary to try and review from L’Oreal and Influenster. The system includes:

Overall, I really enjoyed using the system. (more…)

Easy & Affordable Everyday Makeup for Black Women with Oily Skin

I have very oily skin. Because of that I get lots of blackheads and breakouts which leads to dark marks. For my everyday makeup, I like looks that cover up those dark marks, keeps me matte, and looks as natural as possible. Don’t get me wrong, I love an over the top makeup look as much as the next girl, but for everyday, I try to keep it simple.

I also try to keep it affordable. 99.9% of the makeup I own is from the drugstore. I want makeup that works, but I’m not trying to break the bank to get it. If any of this sounds like you too, keep reading for my tips, tricks, and products that I turn to on a daily basis. (more…)

Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Exfolliant Review & Giveaway!

I was fortunate enough to receive the Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfolliant free from the company to test out. Overall I really enjoy using the product. Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid claims to works on all skin types and:

  • Rapidly exfoliates the skin’s surface and inside the pore, reshaping the pore lining, unclogging pores and improving skin cell turnover rate
  • Reduces redness and irritation thanks to green tea extract
  • Dramatically improves skin’s texture for radiant, even-toned skin
  • Is clinically proven to hydrate, brighten and reduce fine lines
  • Stimulates collagen production for smoother, firmer skin
  • Is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free, with no added dyes or irritants
  • Is never tested on animals

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February Natural Hair & Beauty Favorites

I’ve been loving quite a few things that I’ve discovered (or re-discovered) this past February. From beauty products, to new found Youtubers, keep reading for a list of all my February Favorites & why I love them…
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Colour Pop Review & Swatches for Brown Skin Girls

I love lipsticks, especially lipsticks that are matte and lipsticks that last all day. ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid lipsticks do just that. Their super matte formula glides on like water and lasts all day. Plus, these amazing lip products are just $6!

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks are a lipstick lovers best friend. The only problem with these lipsticks (if you even want to call it a problem) is that they look different on every skin tone. Due to the high opaqueness of the product, one color can look like a completely different color on a different skin color.

To help out my fellow brown skin lipstick lovers, I have a few pictures below of me wearing LAX, Be-Dazzled, Limbo, Guess, Chi, More Better, and Kapow….
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How I Wash My Natural Hair The Easy Way (Plus GIVEAWAY!)

I’ve seen many techniques on how to wash natural hair. Most of the techniques that I’ve seen involved so many steps that I started dreading my next wash day, the minute I completed the current wash day. I wanted so badly to be a “good” natural. I wanted to follow all of the rules: pre-poo, wash in sections- while in the shower, deep condition for 30 minutes, rinse in cold water. It was exhausting, uncomfortable, and took hours. I couldn’t keep that up for the rest of my life.

I started skipping steps to see what was an absolute necessity… pre-poo didn’t make the cut. Below is my quick and easy wash routine which only takes about an hour. (more…)

Two Products You’ll Love! Quick & Easy Ombre Lips for Women of Color

Right now, I’m loving the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Shine in Berry Couture with the Nicka K Auto Lip Liner in Indigo (AA12). They not only create the perfect ombre lip, but they leave the lips feeling moisturized and soft. I’m a sucker for a matte lip, but in the winter months when my skin and lips are already dry, it’s nice to keep them soft with a creamy lipstick.wp-1452881724266.jpg

This combo is perfect for women of color. I love the way that purples look against my skin and other women with a darker complexion. The deeper lip liner mixed with the lighter lipsticks gives the lips great dimension and is very flattering.

In addition, these lip products are very affordable. At just $8.39 for the lipstick and $3.70 for the lip liner if you buy them online, they’re a cute look without breaking the budget. I’ve linked the cheapest prices I could find to these product above.

Hope you love this look as much as I do. If you purchase or recreate this look, be sure to use the hashtag #PassionMeThis so that I can see, like, and share! (more…)