Shea Moisture: My newest obsession

Y’all know how much I LOVE natural skincare products. While I like to review a little bit of everything, the products that my skin is most in love with are the ones with the least amount of synthetic ingredients. And even though a product may SAY it’s “natural” or “organic”, most of them are not. Except Shea Moisture.

And here’s why…

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Green Tea for me. Thanks St. Ives!

Okay, be honest…who else grew used St. Ives Apricot Scrub back in the day? I know I did! It was a stable in my college dorm rooms. St. Ives is back with another scrub, this time using Green Tea. And just as good as that is the Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser.

Both are  geared towards treating acne and retail for under $6. I’m not even kidding.

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LUSH Bath Bomb: Dragon’s Egg…yummy!

Not that I actually tasted this thing. That would be bad. VERY bad. Watching this bath bomb spin around in the tub reminded me of orange sherbet. My Grandma in Miami and I would eat that ALL the time.

Doesn’t that look cool?

Dragon’s Egg is a citrus-y bath bomb with notes of lemon and bergamot. It smells divine but what it DOES is even better. After spinning and twirling and going from color to color, it oozes beautiful gold glitter everywhere.

It was small enough to where it didn’t irritate my skin but left me in a beautiful tub of orange water. I loved this one. It may be AS good as my Twilight bath bomb.

Have you tried Dragon’s Egg bath bomb yet?

POLL: Can AMBI’s mark minimizer reduce my dark spot?

Yes, I said it. I have dark spots. Do I really need to remind you about the most recent one?

Yeah. Hmm mmm…it’s a dark spot in the middle…of my forehead. But AMBI’s Even and Clear Targeted Mark Minimizer (say that 3x fast) looks promising.

After all, it SAYS that it’ll reduce dark marks and discolorations. According to the website, I’ll see results in as little as 2 weeks. Alrighty then, AMBI. We shall see. It retails for under $13 and I’ve got high hopes.

Places your bets, lovelies. Will AMBI help to fade my dark spot a bit? Or will it be just as dark in 2 weeks?

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A First Look at black|Up Cosmetics

Haven’t heard of this line, have you? Born in France, black|Up Cosmetics is the FIRST makeup artist brand created for women of color–especially for those with darker complexions. Wow is right! Their Facebook page is full of comments from happy customers and makeup artists. It’s a luxury and higher-end brand. Although I’m a drugstore diva, it’s cool to see a brown girl friendly version of Chanel, Dior and Dolce & Gabanna Cosmetics. I’m just itching to try as many of the products as I can.

First up—a mattifier and powder.

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