Wet n’ Wild LE Highlighters in Lilac to Reality and The Sweetest Bling | $5
Wet n’ Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder in the shade Cocoa | $5
Wet n’ Wild Photofocus Concealer in the shade Dark Cocoa | $4
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap | Mild | $17
I’m not the pickiest person when it comes to purchasing hair care items and I don’t care which section they come from – what matters to me is the packaging and the price point. With that being said, If I saw any of these products in the hair care section I would probably glance at them and keep it moving. At first glance I was a bit skeptical about these products but I’ve come to like most of them.
I should add that I received these items for free to review from Influenster which gave me the opportunity to try them out. If you would like to read other reviews of these products I have each item linked below!
Shampoo: If I had to rate these items from 1-3 with 1 being my favorite this would be my second favorite. This works so well on my hair and it doesn’t leave my hair feeling stripped after using. At first I wasn’t feeling the fragrance but I have come to enjoy the rosemary scent while washing my hair. This smells better than the conditioner even though they are the same.. allegedly LOL. I would definitely purchase this if they changed the packaging because it sometimes doesn’t want to close and other times product will leak out.
Conditioner: I could live without this conditioner in my life. I know I’m being my usual dramatic self but I don’t think I’m being very extra with this review. The scent isn’t my favorite and my hair feels a bit dry after using. I didn’t see my usual juicy curls/coils after use and my hair dried super quick. Maybe the moisture was locked in but I’m not an expert on natural hair so I can only speak on what I saw.
10-in-1 Elixir: Like I mentioned above in the shampoo review – if I had to rate this item from 1-3 with 1 being my favorite this is it! I used this Elixir with my JBCO Leave-in from Shea Moisture when doing a twist out and I had one of the best twist outs in my natural hair history. My hair was so defined and moisturized, I would definitely purchase this again!
(L) After shampooing and conditioning – (R) my best twist out to date!
If you are interested in trying only ONE of these items from the EverPure Moisture line then you should get the 10-in-one Elixir, you won’t regret it. Hopefully!
I think yes.
During my sophomore year of highschool I discovered the cosmetic company outlet thanks to Youtube. I heard that they sold discontinued and limited edition makeup from MAC Cosmetics and other high end brands. I obviously had to see if for myself, so I did for my 16th birthday. After that trip I couldn’t deny myself the greatness that is the CCO (cosmetic company outlet).
On my third trip to the CCO I found the most amazing sparkly all around gorgeous lip gloss called Funtabulous – A mix of fun and fabulous – basically myself in a lip gloss. It must have called to others as well because I grabbed the last one in stock. This soon became my everyday lip gloss which I used to the end. I never thought that I would find another lip gloss like it until I discovered the Black Radiance Brilliant Effects lip gloss in the shade Date Night!
Y’all, the BR lip gloss cost under $4! Four dollars.. this is literally one of the best lip products in the drugstore!
Date night is on the left and Funtabulous is on the right. They look nearly identical, right? Funtab. is a bit more pink but you can’t tell unless you’re looking super close.
I’m pretty sure that I talk about these lip glosses a little too often, I mean they’re pretty darn gorgeous, and I have mentioned them in two blog post – BOMB products from Black Radiance and the best makeup for back to school under $20. I also own two other shades of the Brilliant Effects lip glosses in Lovesick and Starstruck which I receive sooo many compliments on.
To find these gorgeous glosses you can find them in the Black Radiance stand in Walmart (online too!) and on Black Radiances website!
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year also known as Christmas. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is coming up with cute and creative gift ideas for my friends and family, and their friends and family. Last year I created a cute and affordable Christmas gift guide under $25 which seemed to be quite popular, so I decided to curate another gift guide for the 2016 holiday season. This years list also features items from all Black-owned companies so I raised the price point by five dollars cause why not, right?
For the naturalista:
For the Accessory kween:
Brass Custom Name Choker from BeadsbyAree | $30
Moja Choker from Candid Art | $29
For the beat face beauty:
Juvias Place Masquerade Mini Palette | $30
For the smell good & skin care obsessed:
Body Polishes, Body Butters & all that good stuff from Foxie Cosmetics | $15-$30 | These products sell out quick so I’d recommend you subscribe to the emailing list to stay updated!
Candles from Southern Elegance
I hope that this Christmas gift guide is helpful! Have a Merry Christmas!
I would be lying to you if I said that it was easy for me to figure out which products did and didn’t work in my hair. I would also be lying to you if I said that I didn’t spend more money then necessary on hair products. Because I have no reason to lie about these things I will just tell you about my favorite products that have been here through the relaxed to natural stages. These products have held it down even with all the free hair products I’ve received, the samples I have began to collect and the duds that I wish I could have received a refund on.
My G.O.A.T (Greatest of ALL Time) Hair Products
TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Shampoo
I have tried so many shampoos while on the road to natural and this is one of the only shampoos that didn’t leave my hair feeling stripped and dry.
ORS Curls Unleashed Acai and Banana Rinse Out Conditioner
TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave-in Spray
What is heat damage? Honestly, I’ve been trying to avoid it like the black plague and this is sure to help with that. You can spray it on dry or wet hair before blow drying, flat ironing or styling however your heat desires.
Carols Daughter Hair Milk Styling Butter
This styling milk has become a staple products whenever I am rolling my hair, twisting my hair or trying to add a little moisture.
Eden Bodyworks Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Oil
I massage my scalp with it, I seal my hair with it, I enjoy the smell of it and it’s amazzzing.
Lottabody Shape Me Custard Gelee
Initially I despised this product, but after several failed twist outs and a nice amount of bouncy flexi-rod sets I began to see the good in the shape me custard gelee.
Lottabody Wrap Me Foaming Mousse
Lottabody has the best wrap mousse and setting lotion in the market. Period. Get on the winning team with Lottabody!
The time that we have all been waiting for is officially here. It’s time to drink our pumpkin spice flavored drinks (that we love to pretend are so cliche) which signifies the beginning of FALL! To get prepared for this season you need to break out your boots, booties, sweatshirts, hoodies and vampy lip colors.
And since I’m always ready for the fall season I thought that I would help with some of the preparation by posting my favorite lip colors for the 2016 fall season.
Nanacoco laugh out loud lipgloss in the shade BFF – $1
MAC Viva Glam IV // Discontinued but it can be found at the Cosmetic Company Outlet 🙂
NYX soft matte lip cream in the shade Dubai – $6
Colourpop ultra matte liquid lipstick in the shade Limbo – $6
Nicka K true matte liquid lipstick in the shade Cocoa Bean – $2
Wet n Wild matte liquid lipstick in the shade Don’t Be A Plum Plum – $3
Wet n Wild matte liquid lipstick in the shade Take It Like A Vamp – $3
Nicka K true matte liquid lipstick in the shade Aubergine – $2
Kleancolor madly matte lipgloss in the shade Royal (1622) – $1
Nicka K lipshine in the shade Woody Brown – $1 // Check your local beauty supply store first to see if they have it for the low low LOL
NYX cosmic metals lip cream in the shade Asteroid Aura – almost $8
Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick in the shade Purple Affair – $3
Absolute NY intense lip polish in the shade Royal Purple – $3
MAC matte lipstick in the shade Matte Royal – $17
Nicka K True Matte liquid lipstick in the shade Outer Space – $4
Oops, I think I forgot to mention that the most expensive item on this list costs $17 so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank this fall.
I tend to make a mental wishlist whenever I’m shopping in-store or online but I decided to share my current wishlist because we all love fall clothing, right? On my fall wishlist there’s a little bit of everything from trendy pieces like bomber jackets to preppy a-line skirts and cute dresses for my schools homecoming. Hopefully I can acquire the money so I can actually have these items in my closet. Come on, we’re about to speak this into existence!
The hottest items out (from L-R) //
Forever 21+ Collared Striped Shirt Dress – Sold Out in most sizes 😦
Forever 21+ Caged Mini Dress – $22.90
Boohoo+ Julia Cross Neck Strap Top – $26
Stylus A-Line Skirt – $44
Boohoo+ Elin Boutique Embellished Maxi Dress – $80
a.n.a Fashion Jeggings – $30
Forever 21+ Bomber Jacket – $30
Boohoo+ Amie Floral Satin Shirt Dress – $40
Forever 21+ Moto Jacket – $39.90
Pearl Choker – I’ll find one somewhere
Mac x Selena – I NEED IT!
Hopefully you’ll find an item on my wishlist that you can’t live without and you’ll decide to order two of each. One for you and me. Can you say #twinning? I’m kidding, kind of.
The title says it all. Let’s get into these new items!
E.L.F Illuminating Face Primer – $6 / Luckily I got it for 4$ thanks to CVS coupons!
Wet n’ Wild Matte Liquid Lipsticks in the shades Take It Like A Vamp, Don’t Be A Plum-Plum and Too Tulip to Quit – $2.99
Victoria’s Secret Body Mists in Temptation and Love Spell Night -$18 each but they were buy two for $10! I looove Love Spell Night so much. It smells heavenly and that’s saying a lot because I can’t stand the original Love Spell.
Finger Paints Nail Polish in Off to Collage! – $4.99
Kiss NY Gel Strong Nail Polish in Illusion – $2.99 Sadly this color is super sheer on your nails but it looks gorgeous in the bottle. So that’s nice I guess? 😦
L.A. Colors Color Last Nail Polish in Horizon
Kylie Signature Collection Nail Polishes by Sinful Colors in the shades Karamel, Kreme De La Kreme and V.I. Peach – $3 each / I got them for $1.50 each! The beauty adviser in at the Walgreens I visited said they weren’t selling a lot at their location and the whole collection got marked down. So judge me not, you would do it too! LOL