nyakio Skincare Global, Cultural, and Indigenous (Review)

Two weeks ago I participated in a focus group. In the group, I was asked what to share my skincare routine including products. My eyes immediately went to everyone in the room. They were fellow beauty enthusiast. They knew how loaded that question was. It would take too long for me to ramble off everything I was using as when it came to skincare since, for me, it all depended on what I was trying to accomplish. The other issue was during this particular week I was actively trying out nyakio (NEH-KAY-OH), a prestige skincare line from Sundial Brands who also houses…

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Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp and Haitian Vetiver Bath and Body Review

It’s not every day my husband pops is head in the bathroom while I’m showering to ask me what I’m using. He said he couldn’t resist. As the fragrant Haitian Vetiver drifted through the air and out into hall the soft lemongrass scent mixed with Indian hemp caught his attention. In the shower, I was just as entranced by the Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver body wash. The silky moisture-rich lather transformed my everyday shower into an impromptu of self-care experience Nubian Heritage is a part of the Sundian brands that also houses SheaMoisture, which as you know from…

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How A Simple Change with NYX Professional Makeup Helped Open My Eyes

Why is change so hard? It’s the most constant thing in the world and while we all know that we sometimes fight it with every fiber of our being. Often times the hesitation comes from a place of comfort. Admittedly change is scary.  We want more, but we don’t want to give up our comfort to get more. It’s easy to get stuck in one place or mindset for so long that even the thought of something new paralyzes you. You want a change of scenery and new opportunities but you’re afraid to move. You want a promotion but you’re…

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Nars Natural Radiant LongWear Foundation on Medium Brown Skin

It seems like I’ve been trying more and more foundations as of late. This past year I was solely using one brand, then with the launch of the Fenty line, I was excited to get out there and try something else for a change, especially since it had 40 shades to choose from. Unfortunately, for me, the Fenty Pro Filter foundation didn’t do well with my skin ( trust me I tried several times) and I moved on to another brand, Huda Beauty, that I absolutely love. One of the drawbacks of the Huda Beauty Foundation is that it lacks…

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Help Your Skin Survive the Winter with These Three Tips

This post is sponsored by Olay. All opinions are my own. I still remember that cold winter evening back in 2013 when we got the keys to our first home. I remember the excitement and nervousness that I felt knowing we were officially homeowners. This was supposed to be a happy time, but for me, I wished to back in our old apartment as my skin started to go through changes that I felt were related to our new environment. It started out innocently enough, I would take a shower, and my skin would immediately dry and tighten up to the…

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