Category Archives: Makeup

TSABD Edit: LA Girl Pro Contour Cream & Powder + LA Girl Just Blushing on Dark Skin

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LA Girl Cosmetics recently launched some new items (or at least they’re new to me) on their site and I decided to scoop them up out of my own curiosity and of course to review them here. I got LA Girl Pro Contour Cream in Medium-Deep and Deep; LA Girl Pro Counter Powder in Medium-Deep and Deep; and LA Girl Just Blushing in Just Love (a bright pink) and Just for Fun (a bright orange).

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The Products I Used When I Had Braids

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I got braids! I took my weave out a few weeks ago which makes my imagination run wild with hairstyle ideas and since I was also going to Iceland, I decided to get braids. I haven’t had box braids since the 90s and thankfully my regular hairstylist (and friend) Gabrielle Corney was able to hook me up. She doesn’t offer braids so I had to BEG mad hard for her to agree to it. She told me she used to work in an African hair braiding shop way back when she first got started in hair. Gabi suggested I get bigger Patra-like braids. I LOOOOVED them—there were fewer braids which made braid time go super fast and they didn’t feel heavy. Only downside was that since there were fewer braids, it was more obvious when my hair started to grow out some and get fuzzy. Also didn’t help that I slept a little wildly :/

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Spring Two-Tone Pink Lip Tutorial on Dark Skin!

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It always takes me FOREVER to get into spring—but blame it on my living in NYC where spring sometimes doesn’t really come until it’s nearly May and then it’s only here for like a week and then it’s basically summer weather until September…lol. But I do like to dabble in spring beauty trends—it makes me feel like I can join in with everyone else, even if I’m doing so while still wearing my winter coat over my t-shirt. (Meanwhile, it’ll be almost 80 degrees today and then back in the 50s next week. SMH)

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Are These Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facials Cloths the BEST Face Wash for Makeup Junkies?

Olay Daily Facials Daily Clean 4-in-1 Water Activated Cleansing Cloths

So as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m trying to dabble into the minimalist life which is really hilarious because I’m someone who lived a life of having many things especially when it came to clothes, makeup, and especially skincare. But I’m getting there and making strides. You should see what my bedroom now looks like compared to what it looked like before. Man, oh man.

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TSABD Edit: Mattifying Skincare Products of Interest

Mattifying

(I normally post my TSABD Edits on Tuesdays but this one took longer than I anticipated plus I’m going to be in Iceland next week so I wanted to get this posted before I leave)

Though it doesn’t feel like it right now (I’m in NYC), warmer temps will be here soon which means the quest for matte skin shall soon rise again. I know all too well the plight of the oily-skinned: you know the oil is a gift because it will help you look younger on average as you age, but fighting to de-Jermaine Jacksonize your skin can be rough. Womp womp.

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Blush for Dark Skin

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This post is a bit of a hybrid—part single product review, part guide. I also have a series on blush for dark skin that you can check out here. Also check out more blush swatches, reviews, and more here.

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