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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Beauty | Summertime Faves

I wanted to share a few of my favorite summertime beauty items! :)

It has been super hot and HUMID lately here in Maryland. So, I've been skipping foundation and came to LOVE MAC's BB (Beauty Balm) Cream. My shade is Dark Deep. I apply it with a stipple brush and it blends right into my skin. You can also use your hands (clean, of course) or a sponge.
What is a BB Cream? Many beauty lines carry them now. Basically, think of it like tinted moisturizer on steroids. The MAC one has SPF 35, which I love. It brightens my complexion and evens it out but gives light to medium coverage. It feels very light on my skin and I haven't had to use concealer in addition to it. Go to your local MAC store/counter and try it out! Also available online :)

A great eyeliner to try - especially if you have oily eyelids even with primer - is by Stila (Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner). It doesn't fade, smear, rub off - it's perfect. To remove, just use an eye makeup remover before washing your face for the night. It will come off easily.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Natural Hair | More Protective Styling

Hi, Everyone! I hope you're all enjoying your summer so far. We've had a rainy start here in the DC-metro area but the past week has been good :) Anyway, I wanted to share my protective style with you all. It isn't new for me but it's still a change especially since my 2nd BC in May. I love my hair short and have been enjoying it. However, this heat and humidity isn't allowing my hair to be so great, so the marley twists are BACK!! They are my fave protective style. I did them about a week ago - I woke up on a Saturday and thought, I don't feel like doing my hair for awhile, I'm putting my twists in. And officially had more hair to grab in the back where it's shortest, so it was on! Lol As usual, it took me about 2-2 1/2 hours to complete them.