Migraine Inducing Fragrances and Why I’d Rather Smell Like A Goat

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Okay, I’m kidding. For the record, I never really want to smell like a goat. No offense to goat lovers out there. But I’ll tell you what…fragrances make my head hurt. And not even a little. I’m talkin’, straight up passed out in bed don’t even know my name-type hurt.

I’ve suffered from migraines. Listen here. If I had to pick between giving birth and having a migraine, I’d pick giving birth. Call me crazy but you may know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever had a migraine. 

Years ago I swore off of fragrances completely. Everything from my body products to my laundry detergent and dish liquid went fragrance-free. And the migraines disappeared. I can’t say that’s the reason WHY they disappeared but I’m running with it and will continue to live as fragrance-free as possible.

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I Don’t Mind Aging As Long As My Skin Looks Good

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

You are never too young to start implementing anti-aging practices, girlfriend. Yes, I turned 30 this year and have no problem aging gracefully. But I am also okay with getting into products that will work nicely with my skin for when I hit those 40’s, 50’s and 60’s with style.

Aveeno Skincare

Because, I’m ready, baby. Aging is a sign of life and living and I am ready to hit each decade with fierceness, babe! 

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Say What? You Want Free Hair Products and a New Purse?

Sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

It is officially T minus 2 weeks before I am too pregnant to function. I think I’m ready and after getting the house in order, I am working on self-pampering. Because let’s face it, there is very little to no pampering going down with a newborn in the house. But you know what? I’m one of those women that reuses to give up on herself. I don’t care what it takes. I will find a millisecond in a day to do something special for me.

And you should do the same, babe. This, I think, applies to all women. We do a lot, man. We deserve to treat ourselves every now and then. 

Remember when I first talked about Roux and how ideal it was for expectant moms who weren’t able to color their hair during those three trimesters? I’m back to remind you about the fabulous contest that Roux Beauty has going on and to encourage you to enter! Because who couldn’t use hair care products for a year or a brand new Louis Vuitton purse? Current Roux lovers will definitely want to get in on this fun. Upload your picture so we can all see how fabulous your curls, tresses, ‘fros are looking! 

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The Body Wash That Feels Like A Spa Treatment

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Sooo, it’s back. My eczema, that is. I should really blame myself because while I usually avoid dairy products, I lose my mind when I’m pregnant. For some reason, my hormones are actually kind to me and I can tolerate dairy better while pregnant. So your girl has been going crazy. Aaaand my skin has a problem with it. I’ve become twinsies with the Belle and we are both dealing with cracking skin, inflamed skin and rashes. Lovely, right?

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

It’s a good time to be exploring these Aveeno® products because this Daily Moisturizing Body Wash has been helping ease my skin a bit. And that’s probably because this baby has Colloidal Oatmeal in it.

Yes babes, oatmeal doesn’t make for just a yummy breakfast meal, it can also be an incredibly healing and soothing ingredient for us sensitive skincare folx. You can absolutely tell the difference when you’re using it. Because eczema has the tendency to dry the skin out, this Body Wash does a beautiful job at locking in that moisture – even after a hot shower! Yes, impressive, it is.

Three more reasons why I love it?

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Zoya Flair collection

Zoya Flair

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here. I showcased the first part of Zoya’s Fall collection (the lovely Focus) and now I’m back to share off Flair. I got a press sample of these months back and now that the weather has been feeling all Fall-like, these could not have been swatched at a better time. 

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Healthy Skin Over Makeup Everyday

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Cetaphil – a well known brand that I’m sure many of you skincare lovers have been gushing over for years. And years. I first learned about Cetaphil when I was a teenager. It has been FOREVER since I’ve tried anything from them but I’m in shock that their products are still rockin’. As much as they were when I was playing with them.

Cetaphil

And who knew they had such a wide range of products? I didn’t! From washes and cleansers to lotions and towelettes, there’s something for everyone. Cetaphil has always been known as a brand that caters to those of us with sensitive skin. This was me and this is STILL me. But, if you’re one of those people who have fabulous skin (grrr…LOL, just kidding) Cetaphil is for you, too. I love when brands cater to those of us with ALL skin types. These products will work for a 13-year old and for mature skin. Everyone wins.

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Do you like your hair?

This post is sponsored by Target.

SheaMoisture Black Castor Oil

Hair. It’s a big thing, right? I mean, I don’t care if you’re a little girl or living it up in your octogenarian years, chances are you have some issues with your hair. I’m with you, sister. My hair and I have such a love-hate relationship that many days, I’m shocked to see that my hair hasn’t run away from me. It sounds dramatic, I know, but I’m not always that sweet and attentive to my curls. I’ve gotten better but man, I used to color, perm and toss heat on my hair and then get livid when it wouldn’t grow. Isn’t that some craziness? Why do we do that? We put our strands through the ringer and then get furious when they aren’t “cooperating” with us. 

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When Pregnant Chicks Want Hair Color – Roux Saves the Day!

Sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

Let’s rap about hair color, babes. Do you do it? You know I do! I am forever dyeing my hair and likely won’t stop any time soon. I’ve taken a break while pregnant but as soon as baby boy makes his appearance, I’ll be running to get some highlights or who knows – maybe I’ll go purple or magenta! Until I can get my fix, I’ll be using Roux Fanci-Full Temporary Hair Color Rinse.

Roux

Have you heard of this brand? Sold in Sally Beauty Salons nationwide and on SallyBeauty.com, Roux gives you the option to temporarily change or modify your hair color. And easily! The temporary Haircolor Rinse is perfect for pregnant chicks like me who may not want to do an all over color. Because the Rinse doesn’t have any ammonia or peroxide in it, I felt completely safe using it. I selected the color Chocolate Kiss and while it was darker than I preferred, it was nice to get a hint of darkness in these summery days.

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