They got me y’all. Youtube ads got me. I am not typically one of those people who sees commercials and immediately goes out and buys products. But this time, that was me, exactly.

 

So, I saw this commercial for this new skin tint by Philosophy. The ladies in the ad were all so excited and cute. Their skin looked like magic and bunnies and kittens and rainbows. So, I went to the website and put this skin tint in my cart. Because you know, kittens and rainbows and bunnies, duh. Then I looked up some coupon codes and put some more products in my cart. Because, they got me.

I purchased the Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint in the color Cocoa. It is a moisturizer and a foundation all wrapped up in one. It looks like butter, smells like makeup and goes on like silk. It also contains 20 SPF. Bonus.

So, I throughly enjoyed this product. One, because it is super easy to apply. Two, because I don’t wear makeup often and it is fun. Three, this cost me $$ so it is my new favorite. Check out how well it blends into my skin and how ridiculous I am in the video below. What is your favorite foundation?

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I recently uploaded a video to my Youtube Channel comparing a twist out to a braid out on my natural hair. While the results are both super defined and pretty, your preference may depend on if you like lots of volume or stretched hair. Or if you like a more natural looking curl or just crazy definition and length.

The product I used for these styles is Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie. It gave me moisture and hold. I can typically keep both of these styles up for a week with the twist out side getting more voluminous and the braid out side getting more stretched. I tend to re-braid or re-twist, but you can also use the pineapple method overnight to maintain these styles.

Which one is your favorite? Twist out or braid out? When it comes to my hair, laziness and ease always wins. Braids are just easier and less time consuming for me to throw into my hair at night. How about you?

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Here’s the thing, I do what I want. There are no natural hair rules in my book. I do what my hair likes, that’s it. And you should too.

While this video is meant to be funny and entertaining the message is real. Do whatever you want to do with your hair, whenever and however you want to do it. Other people’s ‘rules’ and opinions do not matter. Ultimately, it is your hair, your life and your business. Make yourself and your hair happy!

Which natural hair ‘rules’ do you break? Thank you for watching!

 

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Are you interested in reading a ‘review’ for this Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder for darker skin written by someone who doesn’t wear makeup often? You are? Cool. Well than keep reading. Go ahead, the words are waiting for you.

Influenster keeps entertaining me by sending me makeup products. Don’t get me wrong, I love makeup. I think it is beautiful. I just don’t have the patience or talent or skill to perform this artistry in any way that would impress anyone. But, this powder is easy and anyone, even me, can do it. Plus, it’s made for brown girls, which I can absolutely appreciate.

Laura Mercier’s translucent powder is uber popular and is all over the makeup streets and being used by all the  complexions. But, now with this new powder, she has created something more suitable for those of us with dark and lovely skin. Appreciate, Laura!

This powder can be used to set your concealer and/or foundation and even alone for shear coverage. My thoughts? Applying this powder alone for a nice shear coverage is absolutely perfect and good enough for me. It went on super smooth and gave me the little coverage that i need. It also matches my complexion pretty well.

Ok, that’s it for my non-makeup guru review. Let me know if you have used this product and what you thought about it.

Thank you to Influenster for sending me this complimentary product. Of course, my opinions are completely honest. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Do you trim your own hair or do you go to a professional? I have been cutting my natural hair for like 8 years. To be honest, I can’t believe I do this myself. It really is astounding. I was never that girl. I was the girl who never wanted a trim, even if it was done by a stylist. Now, I cut my hair whenever I feel like it and without hesitation. Now, do I know what I am doing? I don’t know, It’s worked out pretty well so far.

Anyway, I needed a trim and I decided to film this video for my channel. Cutting your hair on camera is uber awkward and think I deserve a pat on the back. Go ahead and get to patting! Appreciate. I am going to get a big girl hair cut sometime this year but this should hold me off for a while. My ends were a wreck.

Alright, check out the video below. Let me know who trims your hair. Thank you for watching!

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