What’s on your Summer 2016 beauty wish list?

EcoTools makeup brushes

Phyrra – Take a first look at the Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette with me!

Prime Beauty – is feeling years younger with the dewy glow of Osmosis Long Wear Liquid Foundation!

we heart this – Do you need the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette? Like, NEED?

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber loves this cult-fave perfume that smells like a beautiful beach day — sea spray, and all! See which one it is…

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7 Ways To Refresh Yourself

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by vitafusion™  through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about vitafusion™ gummy vitamins, all opinions are my own.

As women, we have so many roles that we play: mother, wife, domestic engineer, maid, chef, and chauffeur–you get the drift. In between these roles, it’s hard to fit in the much needed nurturing and care of the most important person–US! This normally leads to a cranky, moody, anxious, sleepy, unkempt woman who’s in need of a much needed restart and recharge.

7 Ways to Refresh Yourself

Luckily, this is NOT a permanent state of being and all it takes is doing little things for one week to refill your proverbial well so you’re back to delivering water with a smile!

 

Day 1: Buy Yourself Some Flowers

It doesn’t matter if you have someone to buy you flowers or not, there’s something empowering about a woman buying herself flowers. It screams, “I love me enough to treat myself to fine things!” And what better way to brighten up your space, right? I love looking over and seeing some fresh flowers in a mason jar (yes, mason jar!!). I normally choose something bright and different–not that I don’t love roses but I like different too! Start your week off with fresh flowers for your fresh perspective on taking care of you!

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The Fabulous Sephora at Disney Springs + A Giveaway!

So when I heard about the new Sephora at Disney Springs, I was all like, “Eh. Okay.” Because, if you’ve seen one Sephora, you’ve seen them all, right? What could be so different about this one?

Disney Springs Sephora location

Giiiiirl…I could not have been more wrong. This Sephora, oooooh, this Sephora. If any location is going to have a magical Sephora, it would be Walt Disney World. This makes sense. Oh! Remind me to do a post on the coolness that is Disney Springs.

Disney Springs Orlando

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Black-Owned Beauty Brands at The Makeup Show NYC 2016

I’ve had a few weeks to come down from the high that was The Makeup Show 2016. Good times, y’all. Good times. I not only did a few things that scared me, but I had much needed time with my girls, ate some REALLY good food and just enjoyed a few days without washing dishes.

You’re laughing but shoot, man. Mom life is mostly of me washing dish after dish every single day. Instead of rambling about the show in its entirety, I’ll just highlight a few of the brands that I was so glad to see. Can we say YAY to Black-owned?!


A little glance at the show. It was busyyyy!

Now now, buttercups…don’t be all uptight over my pride and adoration for James Vincent and his team for providing a space for brands of all backgrounds to shine. This is a big deal. The reality is this – you don’t see a lot of Black-owned cosmetic lines. You just don’t. I can make many assumptions as to why this is but when I do see Black-owned beauty lines, you better believe that I’m investigating and supporting. I’m just so grateful to see people that look like me offer cosmetics at such a huge trade show. 

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My Top 5 Hair Products For Color Treated Natural Hair

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I will never not color my hair, y’all. I’ve been doing this since I was a 14-year old and it’s a habit that likely won’t ever end. Speaking of dyeing my hair at 14…I can’t be the only one that used Kool-Aid packets! Are you judging me? I hope not! Don’t knock it ’til you try it, girl. 4 packets of Orange and 1 packet of Cherry would bring about a gorgeous shade. Mama has grown up since then and now I’m using more refined products. 

Or something like that…HA!

Manic Panic

Manic Panic and I go way back. I’ve been using this dye for about 10 years now and I love how it’s gentle, fume-free and just EFFECTIVE. It’s a semi-permanent dye (which means it won’t last forever) but it does a great job at depositing color. Aaaand, they’re affordable and available online AND at Sally Beauty Supply. Woot! 

Cantu Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

I first tried this masque about a year ago (remember this post?) and I’ve been loving it ever since. Creamy and moisturizing, I find that this deep conditioner does a fantastic job on my color-treated hair. To keep that color around, I like to drop a few dollops of my Manic Panic color in the conditioner.

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Are you about that concealing life?

Disney Minnie Beauty Perfect Red Lipstick

Olive & Ivy – Marc Jacobs Beauty is totally underrated. I have yet to find a product from them that I don’t LOVE! Here’s some of my fave releases from Marc Jacobs this season.

Phyrra – Want a truly peachy eyeshadow palette that’s not Limited Edition or filled with boring browns? Check out my DIY Makeup Geek Peach Palette and fall in love with these fun shades!

Prime Beauty – has a great giveaway to perk up your makeup bag. She is giving away a $50 Sephora gift card as well as a prize package for the new movie Love and Friendship. Go enter now!

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Why Limit Happy to An Hour?!

Thanks Alizé for the opportunity to share the deliciousness!

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I recently turned 30 again (wink wink) and after a weekend full of celebrating birthdays, it was nice to unwind by having a drink with my hubby. While making dinner I whipped up some quick and easy cocktails using this Peach liqueur by Alizé.

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Disney Minnie Beauty By SEPHORA COLLECTION – Soooo cute!

Here’s the thing about growing up…

Disney Minnie

Don’t do it. Seriously, fight against it. I spent a great deal of my 20’s so incredibly anxious to be older. I wanted to be 21 so I could go to the cool clubs. I wanted to be 25 so I could rent a car. I wanted to be 30 because no one took 20-year olds seriously. Mannnnn, listen. SO dumb. I plan on being youthful for every y’all. Yeah, I know the dark circles under my eyes say otherwise but to hell with thinking I NEED to be a certain age.

I’m where I need to be and I’m going to be a big kid for as long as I live, y’all. And this is why I’m going giddy over this Disney Minnie Beauty By SEPHORA COLLECTION.

Can you EVEN?

Disney Minnie Beauty By SEPHORA COLLECTION

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