Design Essentials Deep Moisture Line For Dry Natural Hair

Healthy hair was one my goals this year so I’ve been making sure to take extra care to deep condition, moisturize, and to use Jamaican Black Castor Oil on my edges.  Since my big chop in January, I’m already starting to see major growth even with keep my sides and neck tapered.  I’ve found that the key to keeping my hair happy is to use quality products with quality ingredients that my hair really loves.  Recently I had the chance to try out the Design Essentials Coconut Monoi Deep Moisture Collection which contains masque, balms, curl refreshers, and hot oil…

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Shea Moisture Weightless Shea Serum Foundation Review

I’ve been testing out the Shea Moisture Weightless Shea Serum Foundation for a couple of weeks now. At first, I wasn’t a fan of the formula, but then I realized it was user error and not the foundation itself. You see, this is a serum foundation. I talked about serums a bit back in my Skin Care Routine post and how much I’m loving them right now.  Serums are products that are jammed packed with all types of great ingredients. When it comes to skincare serums, contain heavily concentrated amounts of antioxidants or target skincare ingredients, so I had to…

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My Favorite Things About Fall

This post is sponsored by Listerine in collaboration with SocialStars. All opinions are my own. #bringouthebold Fall has to be my absolute most favorite time of the year. It’s like the “baby bear” of the seasons when things are just right. Admittedly I may be a bit jaded since I work in a place where we’re required to wear pants and closed toed shoe year round, but there is something about Fall that is almost magical.  To me, Fall is reminiscent of rebirth. Some may argue and say that’s spring but to me, Fall is when things actually start to happen.…

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Prestige Quality Face Mask for a Fraction of the Price!

Depending on your skin type it’s a good idea to incorporate a face mask into your skin care routine every 2-3 days. If you have sensitive skin you may find that you need to use face mask a bit less. There has a been a big move towards sheet mask, which I enjoy, but I can’t help but always return to my usual mask in a jar. Though they last you a good while face mask can still be a bit pricey running you around $69 or more. While I’m a huge advocate for great skincare I’m an even bigger…

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I’m Getting Rid of All My Handbags

I have/had quite an extensive handbag collection. Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Tory Burch, 3.1 Phillip Lim you name it I probably owned it or it was on my list of bags to own. You could’ve just called me the handbag queen, and I would have promptly responded “Hey Girl!” with a big smile on my face. I even went as far as to transform one of our old Ikea Bookshelves into a handbag closet using some shutters I found at Homegoods. I had spray painted the doors metallic silver. Purchased some cute knobs and had my…

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Fashion Friday: Coffee Break

There’s always time for coffee. I can’t believe it’s already August, more importantly, I can’t believe summer is almost over and I actually survived by barely purchasing anything new for the season. If you’ve been following our journey to become debt free over on the site Live Broke on Purpose then you know I’ve talked about being addicted to shopping and how that’s something I’ve been struggling hard to overcome. At the beginning of the summer, all I could think was that I needed a new summer handbag, but after going through my purse closet (which I’m slowing in the process…

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Nars Fall 2016 Color Collection

If the promo photo for the Nars Fall 2016 color collection doesn’t make you want to run to the store and take in all the magic, I’m not sure what else will. This new collection boast; Three new Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow shades in iridescent white rose gold, and deep indigo Two new Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in statured tones of garnet and Bordeaux. Two new Contour Blushes with complexion-enhancing hues from light caramel to espresso. Nine new Velvet Eyeliners with rich pigments that glide on smooth and blend evenly. Nars sent over a few of the products for me to try…

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