The Beauty Behind Ford’s Warriors in Pink

Warriors in Pink

Not gonna lie here, y’all – I am SO behind on cranking this post out and I have no one to blame but myself. The lovely people at Ford were kind enough to provide me with pretty pieces to highlight a very important initiative called Warriors in Pink.

Launched to provide support and conversation surrounding breast cancer, Warriors in Pink has recently celebrated 21 years and they’ve teamed up with Meal Train and Lyft to launch The Good Day Project. This online platform serves so many purposes but their main one is to help organize family and friends to bring meals to loved ones fighting breast cancer. Meal deliveries is one thing but they are going above and beyond by also helping set up errand services and childcare. Because, let’s face it – those battling cancer have so many things to worry about and to remove something as detrimental as food prep for the week can make all the difference in the world.

Warriors in Pink shirt

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5 of the Best Beauty Items Under $10

Best Beauty Items under 10

I’m doing another post with my Makeup Wars sisters and this week we’re talking about some our favorite beauty items that just happen to be under $10 a piece. This is easy for me since I tend to lean more to lower-end cosmetics versus the expensive stuff. I can make more money in life and still have a hard time justifying a $40 mascara. Seriously, y’all. Luckily the babies that I’m mentioning in this posts are not only affordable but easy to find, too. Woohoo!

Best Eye Shadow Palette: Sleek Makeup – $9.60

I first discovered Sleek Makeup sometime last year and I’ve been hooked on them ever since. They recently sent me a box of goodies and I got to sneak a peek at a new palette. I haven’t tried them all but I do own thier  i-Divine AU Natural Palette and giiiiirl, lemme tell you. It is the real deal. I’m amazed at how cheap they are because the quality of the shadows are pretty stellar. Long lasting, extra pigmented and full of various textures, I have yet to come across a palette from them that I didn’t love.

Best Makeup Brushes: Real Techniques – $9.92

I’ve been on the Real Techniques bandwagon for quite some time and I’m still a rollin’. They can do no wrong in my eyes. They are the reason why I don’t even look at higher end makeup brushes. Sold online and at ULTA, finding a makeup brush that is efficient and lasts through tons of applications and washes couln’t be easier. I have a ton of their brushes but really it’s this Core Collection set that I can’t get enough of. I recommend it time and time again to  anyone who wants really good makeup brushes that are also affordable.

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My Whiter Teeth Mission with Colgate Optic White + Giveaway

Colgate Optic White So we all know how I feel about dental care. I’ve talked about it a thousand times. So much so that I should probably start a dental care blog. Okay, I’m kidding but you get my drift. I’m pretty serious about dental health and keeping those teeth of mine white so I’m raising my little babe to be the same way. Here’s to hoping that she won’t ever get a cavity until she’s at least in her 20’s. A mama can dream, right? While you know the hippie girl in me is all about trying to find natural alternatives to just about everythiiiiiing, one conventional product that I don’t mind using is toothpaste. I’ve been rockin’ with Colgate for many years and when I got the opportunity to test drive their Optic White Toothbrush + Built-In Whitening Pen, I was all on board. And a little nervous, too. I suffer from sensitivity issues when I’ve used whitening products, namely the strips. I felt a little bit better knowing that the product didn’t have to sit on my teeth for minutes or hours at a time. Colgate Optic White Built-In Whitening Pen In fact using it is as simple as, well…brushing your teeth.  [Read more…]

90’s Beauty – With It or Quit It?

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Today we’re talking about brows! But before that, check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Blushing Noir – Get the look! Brooke shows you how to wear the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows on their own. Who needs primers and powders? Not you 😉

Clumps of Mascara – talks about Five Drugstore Concealers That You Should Try. And the best news? All of the brands mentioned have shades for various skintones!

EauMG – tries Amayori, a natural bath and body line inspired by Japanese bathing rituals.

Gouldylox Reviews – Makeup Wars is back with everything you need to hide dark circles and look younger.

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Five Drugstore Concealers That You Should Try

Drugstore Concealers
 
Have you ever been really tired in the morning and had dark circles or bags under your eyes? Do you have imperfections all over your skin? Chances are you need a concealer to take care of those problems! I’ve tried a ton of concealers in my day and some have been really great and some have been absolutely terrible and I’ve felt like they haven’t done anything for me! So if you’re on the hunt for a concealer for you, I’ve made a list of my top 5 favorite drugstore concealers and maybe this list can help you decide when you go out to purchase one!
 
5. Black Opal Total Coverage ConcealerIt’s hard for a dark brown girl to find a drugstore concealer. The options just aren’t there. Black Opal, however, not only gives us a slew of shade options for darker skin but this concealer is dead on. It’s long-lasting, moisturizing and works very well alone or paired with liquid, creme and powder foundations. 
 
4. Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer: This is another concealer that I also do not use for under eye coverage, it is even thicker than the previous concealer stick I spoke about, but it is PERFECT for when I need to cover up a bit pimple or anything like that! I think it’s primary purpose, at least for me is when I have a random breakout and really need some heavy coverage. This is fairly affordable, retailing for only about $6.00.
 

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Processing

Be back soon, my loves. I hate to leave my blog hanging but…life, ya know? I am currently processing through some hiccups and between that and being just a tad bit overworked, some things have to be put on the back burner.

Posts will resume in a few days.

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Thing I’ve Been Loving – August 2015 Edition

Technically this is a July 2015 edition since August is still brand spanking new but roll with me on this one, okay? I feel like I am really becoming more of a lifestyle blogger because as much as I love all things beauty, it’s non-beauty things that are peaking my interest these days. Am I outgrowing beauty stuff, y’all? Naw, never that. I still geek out over makeup and lovingly pet the nail polishes in my collection. But come on – there’s so much more to life and I am HEREEEE for it. 

Most of these pictures are coming from my Instagram stream so if you follow me there, sorry for the reposting of things you’ve already seen. You still love me though, right? 

First up…

Food

Food

I love food. I’m grateful that I can actually eat it. The first 4 months of pregnancy means I pretty much die and don’t eat. In fact, smelling food makes me sick. Now that I’m over that hump, GIVE ME EVERYTHING. In moderation, of course. I’ve been fighting most cravings but then I give into quite a bit, too. I try to even it out by consuming my fair share of veggies and getting a good 90 oz of water down each day. It makes up for my forgetting to take my prenatal pills almost every day. Or so I hope. I’m also into food styling which is so random because who cares? Just eat! But noooo, when I go out or I’m preparing something, I’m thinking about the area and lighting and all kinds of effects. I could be a food blogger! Just kidding.

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What blush are you loving these days?

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Today we’re talking about brows! But before that, check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

we heart this – what do you call a skincare product that normalizes oily skin, balances combination skin and moisturizes dry skin? We’d call it magical.

Beautygeeks – Still on the fence about the newest Rebecca Minkoff-for-Essie nail shades? Here’s your complete ManiGeek guide to the Essie Fall 2015 collection.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Get the scoop on the best summer body washes we’ve been using in the Beauty Junkies’ household this season. (Warning: yummy fragrances ahead!)

Clumps of Mascara – We take skincare seriously here in Florida. Right now we’re loving these all-natural skincare items that are perfect for those dog days of summer.

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