Tuesday, February 9, 2016

My Natural Haircare and Style Products






I have 4c hair and I have tried so many products. But this is what I use and I am going to continue to use unless I hear mind blowing reviews. Side note when I get lazy or want to straighten my hair I wear wigs, weaves, and braids. 

 1. I only use microfiber clothes when drying my hair. My daughter uses a devacurl microfiber towel and I use a much larger no name brand microfiber towel. 

2. I have gray hair all in the front of my head and I am only 36 so they must go. I have always used color because I started getting gray hair around 2-3 years ago but I have been told that dyes can really be damaging so I started off using dye from Wholefoods now I love using the Shea Moisture Color System because it stays longer. I use two different colors and after coloring my hair for the 3rd time I finally got my desired color.

3. Trader Joes Tea Tree Shampoo was a random buy but I love this shampoo. I only use it once a month but when I do use it my curls are poppin. If I have a planned event or special occasion know that I washed with this shampoo the day before. 

4. Deva Curl No Poo its not that amazing to me but I only use this once in a while because I cowash all the time. It is a product I only use when I don't want to shampoo my hair or if I used too much gel. I do not use it enough to love it if that makes sense.  

5. Deva Curl One Condition is a true love. It works on all my girls' hair and my hair. I use it everyday, even on weaves. 

6. This Shea Moisture Hair Masque , Community Commerce Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque is the ONLY hair masque that actually gives me a deep condition treatment. My youngest who has 3a-c hair texture can use just about any deep condition treatment, however my hair demands deep moisture and this gives it like no other. They only sell this particular hair masque at Target which sucks but I love it.

7. When I do a deep conditioning treatment which is about 2x a month I sit for 45 minutes with this wrap on. Its safe, quiet, easy, and I can walk around, cook and clean with it on my head. It is almost like a very warm towel and it really does work. 

 




  For styling to tell you the truth I am still on the hunt for the perfect product until then I use:
1. Eco Styler Gel this is the only gel that holds my 4c hair. I use it for edge control, wash n gos, twist outs. I just hate flaking. It flakes if I decide to just move my hair from wearing down to a puff, or topknot. I have to wash my hair the next two days after using this product.
2. Curls Blueberry Bliss Twist n Shout is amazing. It gives so much shine and is so moisturizing. I love it but I do have to add some gel to make my twist outs last longer but I am ok with that because it works really well, especially in the winter.
3. Hicks Edge Control is another love and hate product. It works really well compared to other edge controls that I have used but again I do not like flakes, cakey products, or white residue. It gives that after a few days.  I use it on topknots, and cornrows. When I lay down my edges I put this down first and then I put Eco Styler on top. The Eco Styler really lays down my edges but with the Hicks under it it flakes less.
4. Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle I love. And I know you really do not hear this about this product in the natural hair community but it is the only gel that does not flake, it gives shine, it is easy to wash out and does what I want it to do consistently. The only problem is that it does not hold like the Eco Styler but that is fine with me and sometimes it can feel to moisturizing when you apply too much for a wash n go but that goes away after a few days.
5. Toppik is on my list because I have alopecia. If you look at the picture above you can see some hair less spots around my front. For the most part I use this after every wash and I have 4 spots that I have to use it for. It works, easy to use, and last me for almost a year. Fyi I use dark brown before and after my color change. 

Any questions please feel free to ask I have been natural off and on since 1997

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Kae Pop x Colourpop Unboxing Haul Tutorial



Makeup Used: 
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation 
LA Girl Pro Concealer 
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder 
Anastasia Dipbrow "Chocolate" 
Urban Decay Potion Primer 
Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Palette 
Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca
Urban Decay 
Naked 2 Palette 
 Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner
 KaePop x Colour Pop
Eyeshadow Quad 
Kae Liquid Lipstick 
Rooch Liquid Lipstick
 Chi Lipliner 
 Anastasia Clear Gel 
Kae Lipstick Colour Pop 
Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette 
Mac Copertone
 Blush
Becca Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow



Friday, January 29, 2016

Light Goth

 Promise you this day I only went to the grocery store and picked the kids up from school. But I still got a lot of compliments for my 10 minutes out the house.  The best compliment comes from my husband and close friends because they see this everyday. 

Eyes

Mac Eyeshadows Coppering on the lid, Deep Damson and Plumage on the crease, Inglot Gel Liner (#77), Cherri Lashes #43

Base

CoverFx Foundation, Laura Geller Baked Highlighter, Fit Me Concealer, Laura Mercier Translucent Powder for under eye, and Mac Studio Care Blend Pressed Powder (Medium Deep), Cover Girl Queen Bronzer (Ebony) 

Lips

Bare Minerals Risk Taker lipgloss



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Blue Everyday Nude



I have a lot eyeshadows and to be honest I don't play with them all. I did not feel like color but I wanted something different. To me any shade of blue eyeshadow is an everyday nude because it looks so great on brown skin and brown eyes. 

Eyes

Mac Eyeshadows Moon's Reflection on the lid, Plumage on Crease, Deep Danson above the crease 

Base

 Nars Weightless Luminous Foundation,  Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour,  Guerlain 08 Ebony Bronzer, Pop Highlighter 

Lipstick

Tom Ford Warm Sable lipstick and Mac Myth Lipstick combined 

Brows

 Anastasia Dipbrow Chocolate 

 


Favorite Lip Combo



Skip foundation today Laura Mercier Camouflage Concealer on skin, Tarte Creaseless Concealer under eye with Laura Mercier Translucent powder,  Anastasia DipBrow Chocolate on brows, Becca Champagne pop highlighter.  

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Gwen Stefani X Urban Decay Palette : 7 Days Palette Challenge


I actually could have created way more looks due to not even using the pink and the yellow but I really just used the palette on what look I felt like wearing for that day. I will eventually put on the pink and the yellow in the palette because I do like color. Yet I had to stick to my 7 day challenge when purchasing a new eyeshadow palette. (One of the days is not pictured) Far as review, I love the packaging, talk about glamour. The gold and the heaviness of the case makes you feel good for the price you paid. Also the eyeshadows feel soft and blend really good. The color selection I feel is best for someone who doesn't want to experiment but want to stick to the same look most of the time. You can get you smokey eye black or brown, or and your everyday cat eye. At first I thought there were too many light colors but the light colors are very different from color to texture satins, shimmers, to matte. The black is very dark so you don't have to go to another palette which is usual with other palettes. For my personal taste I prefer a orange brown but that was the only color I missed, which I did only add to the last look with the burgundy flowers. It is a very good palette and worth every penny. Palette is sold at Sephora, Macy's Impulse, and Urban Decay